• Thursday 16 November 2017
  • NO. 5186
  • VOL. 148


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The University of Oxford and Oxford University Press accept no responsibility for the content of any advertisement published in the Gazette. Readers should note that the inclusion of any advertisement in no way implies approval or recommendation of either the terms of any offer contained in it or of the advertiser by the University of Oxford or Oxford University Press.


Gazette publication arrangements

Advertisers are asked to note that the remaining Gazettes of Michaelmas term will be published on 23 and 30 November and 7 December. Publication for Hilary term will begin on 11 January. The usual deadline will continue to apply (see above).

Video recording event: It Gets Brighter mental health charity

Our charity aims to reduce stigma and increase hope, so that no young person feels alone with mental illness. 4.30pm, 20 Nov, Balliol: record a video message about your experience having mental illness, or supporting those with mental illness. Snacks and drinks provided; have fun getting to know each other informally, while those who want to record a message can do so privately, with full support. More information:

Research participants sought

We are seeking healthy volunteers for our 7T MRI study. We are looking for participants who are aged 18–35, fluent English-speakers, right-handed and without any metallic implants. The experiment will take place at FMRIB at the John Radcliffe Hospital and last 2 hours. We will reimburse time and travel with £50. For further info, please contact:

Healthy non-smoking men (18–40) needed for an MRI study to assess how a gene and a drug interact to affect mental performance and brain activity. More information:

Psychological study: seeking healthy females aged 18–45 who worry a lot about their shape and weight. Time reimbursed. Contact

Psychological study: seeking healthy females aged 18–45 who have recovered from anorexia nervosa. Time reimbursed. Contact

MRI study: seeking healthy females aged 18–40 who have recovered from anorexia nervosa. Time reimbursed. Contact

Groups and societies

The Oxford University Newcomers' Club at the University Club, 11 Mansfield Rd, OX1 3SZ, welcomes the wives, husbands or partners of visiting scholars, of graduate students and of newly appointed academic and administrative members of the University. We offer help, advice, information and the opportunity to meet others socially. Informal coffee mornings are held in the club every Wednesday 10.30–12 (excluding the Christmas vacation). Newcomers with children (0–4) meet every Fri in term 10.15–11.45. We have a large programme of events including tours of colleges, museums and other places of interest. Other term-time activities include a book group, informal conversation group, garden group, antiques group, opportunity to explore Oxfordshire and an opportunities in Oxford group. Visit our website:

OxRSSOxford Research Staff Society (OxRSS) is run by and for Oxford research staff. It provides researchers with social and professional networking opportunities, and a voice in University decisions that affect them. Membership is free and automatic for all research staff employed by the University of Oxford. For more information and to keep up to date, see: web:; Facebook:; Twitter: @ResStaffOxford; mailing list:

Restoration and conservation of antique furniture

John Hulme undertakes all aspects of restoration. 30 years' experience. Collection and delivery. For free advice, telephone or write to the Workshop, 11A High St, Chipping Norton, Oxon, OX7 5AD. Tel: 01608 641692.

Services offered

Big or small, we ship it all. Plus free pick up anywhere in Oxford. Also full printing services available (both online and serviced), 24-hour photocopying, private mailing addresses, fax bureau, mailing services and much more. Contact or visit Mail Boxes Etc, 266 Banbury Rd, Oxford. Tel: 01865 514655. Fax: 01865 514656. Email: Also at 94 London Rd, Oxford. Tel: 01865 741729. Fax: 01865 742431. Email:

Living in tied accommodation? As an independent mortgage consultancy, we will review the options available for your circumstances, considering mortgages from lenders who are favourable to those in tied accommodation looking to secure their future property or get on the property ladder, allowing you to rent the property out. For a no-obligation chat about your options, contact our Mortgage Consultant, Ed Batty via or visit

Manuscript reviewing and thesis coaching with a positive, constructive approach. Experience with high-ranking journals, major scholarly publishers and doctoral theses at leading institutions. Working at any stage, from outlining ideas and structure to that difficult half-way stage to pre-submission reviewing. Areas of specialisation include politics/IR, conflict studies and HRL/IHL (theoretical/empirical) but have worked more broadly (archaeology, religion, etc). It can be a less painful process. Email

Computer IT support. We can repair Apple laptops, servers. Office 365. Call 01865 451177 or

Situations vacant

Office Administrator. Interested in using your administrative skills to play a key role in a fast-paced education organisation? The Oxford Scholastica Academy is an inspirational summer school for bright 13–18 year olds from around the world. We are looking for an Office Administrator to join our fun and friendly team. Gain excellent experience, training and remuneration (£24,000). Deadline: Thurs, 30 Nov. More information:

Adaptix is looking for an experimental physicist with a strong background in laboratory measurements to join our bright and creative team of physicists and engineers. You will have an unrivalled opportunity to develop cutting-edge technology and help disrupt the medical imaging industry. This Oxfordshire-based role provides an opportunity to apply your knowledge, experimental creativity, scientific curiosity and inventiveness to help us revolutionise healthcare. Further details and how to apply:

Houses to let

Charming 2-bedroom detached gatehouse on the Tubney Estate, recently refurbished with a fully fitted kitchen including white goods, part-furnished and with superfast fibre optic broadband. Ample off-road parking for 2 cars; gardens. Quiet rural location with easy public transport to Oxford. £950 pcm. Available in Nov. Please contact with enquiries.

Comfortable and convenient furnished house to let in St Clement's. 2½ rooms upstairs, 2 downstairs, walk-in cupboard, kitchen and bathroom; also a productive garden. Suitable for an academic family or couple. Available now: £1,250 pcm. Email:

Central Oxford University-owned townhouse (St John St) for University staff or visiting academics with University association. Easy walking distance from libraries, museums, colleges. 2 bedrooms. Fully furnished. £1,650 pcm including service bills for gas, electricity, council tax and weekly clean. Available now for up to 12 months. No pets. Email:

While we are away on sabbatical, we offer for rent our large 4-bedroom family home in Headington, with garden and off-street parking; recently refurbished. Near shops, bus routes, parks. Available from mid-Dec to 10 Mar. £2,000 pcm, including bills, Wi-Fi and cleaning. Contact: or 07772 650878.

Jericho furnished house to let, 3 bedrooms – sleeps 5/6. Small garden. Newly decorated; in great location close to city centre. Available now: £1,850 pcm plus bills. Deposit negotiable Tel Paul: 01865 760048 or 07813 651885.

Spacious 3-bedroom house in Old Marston, ideally located for access to hospitals, ring road, 2 miles from city centre (via University Parks), 1.7 miles from Summertown. Includes open-plan lounge/dining room, conservatory, kitchen with breakfast space, 2 double bedrooms and 1 single, bathroom, WC. Off-street parking for two cars, front and large garden to the rear. Available from the 20 Nov for £1,300 pcm. Tel: 07966 797272. See:

Flats to let

Summertown studio, Victoria Rd, attractive position and furnishing. Compact, light, first-floor studio flat with fully equipped kitchen area and well-appointed shower room. All Bosch appliances: fridge-freezer, electric oven, gas hob, washer/dryer. Built-in wardrobe/storage cupboard. TV and BT phone points. £850 pcm (for min 6-month agreement) includes all gas, electricity, Wi-Fi and council tax. Good security. Suit single non-smoking professional or academic. Available from Feb. Email:

Accommodation offered

Graduate Accommodation Office

The Graduate Accommodation Office provides affordable accommodation to full-time graduate students of the University. Please see Academic visitors, staff and part-time students may wish to register for Student Pad, a website where private landlords advertise for tenants associated with the University –

Visiting academics welcomed as paying guests for short or long stays in comfortable home of retired academic couple. Situated in quiet, leafy close in north Oxford within easy distance of main University buildings, town centre, river, shops and restaurants. Rooms have free TV, Wi-Fi, refrigerator, microwave, kettle, tea, coffee, central heating. Linen, cleaning, breakfast all included in the very moderate terms. Email:

scottfraser – market leaders for quality Oxfordshire property. Selling, letting, buying, renting, investing – we are here to help. Visit for more information or call: Headington sales: 01865 759500; Summertown sales: 01865 553900; East Oxford sales: 01865 244666; Witney sales: 01993 705507; Headington lettings: 01865 761111; Summertown lettings: 01865 554577; East Oxford and student lettings: 01865 244666; Witney lettings: 01993 777909.

Whether you’re looking for your next home or your next tenant, contact Finders Keepers on 01865 302362 or visit

Self-catering apartments

Short Let SpaceVisiting Oxford? Studio, 1-, 2- and 3-bed properties conveniently located for various colleges and University departments. Available from 1 week to several months. Apartments are serviced, with linen provided and all bills included. Details, location maps and photos can be found on our website at Contact us by email on or call us on 01993 811711.

Shortlet studios for singles or couples needing clean, quiet self-catering accommodation for weeks or months. Handy for High St (town, colleges), Cowley Rd (shops, restaurants), University sportsground (gym, pool), Oxford Brookes campuses, buses (London, airports, hospitals). Modern, self-contained, fully furnished including cooking and laundry facilities, en-suite bathroom, Wi-Fi broadband, TV/DVD/CD, central heating, cleaning and fresh linen weekly. Off-road parking for cars and bikes. Taxes and all bills included. Enquiries:

Looking for 5-star serviced accommodation right in the heart of the city? Swailes Suites offer city-centre, award-winning maisonettes and apartments providing that 'home from home' feel that will help you get the most out of your stay. The Swailes Suites 'easy in, easy out' flexible booking arrangements, from 3 days to 6 months, together with good transport links makes arrival and departure hassle-free. Check out our website at, contact Debbie on 01865 318547 or email Office established more than 25 years in 47 Walton Street, Jericho, OX2 6AD.

Holiday lets

Cornwall, cottage and restored chapel in quiet hamlet on South-west Coastal Footpath within 100m of the sea and minutes from Caerhays and Heligan. Each property sleeps 6. Comfortably furnished, c/h, wood burner and broadband. Ideal for reading, writing, painting, walking, bathing, bird watching. Beautiful beach perfect for bucket and spade family holidays. Short winter breaks available from £250. Tel: 01865 558503 or 07917 864113. Email: See:

Choose from over 11,000 holiday villas and apartments in Spain with Clickstay. We make it easy for you to make the perfect choice with our verified renter reviews and a dedicated customer services team. You can choose from modern apartments in Mallorca to whitewashed traditional fincas in Tenerife from just £73 pw! Many of our rental properties have private pools, sea views and large gardens with BBQ facilities. See:

Property for sale

Mosaics, Oxford – an exciting new development and demonstrator NHS Healthy New Town – within easy reach of the city and Headington via networks of cycle routes and public transport. Stylish and architecturally elegant properties: prices from £360,000 for a 2-bedroom apartment and from £595,000 for a 3-bedroom house. Show apartment open daily 10am–5.30pm. Help to Buy available. Contact Savills: 01865 269010. For more information see: