• Thursday 30 November 2017
  • NO. 5188
  • 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 final Gazette of Michaelmas term will be published on 7 December. Publication for Hilary term will begin on 11 January. The usual deadline will continue to apply (see above).

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:

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:

Hope Services is a family-run typesetting company established more than 35 years ago. Based in the heart of Oxfordshire, we specialise in the styling and production of published material. We regularly work on all types of publications including early learning teaching titles; single-author, first-time novels and novellas; academic law books and journals; and social, financial and technical reports. We would be happy to discuss and develop your ideas, and provide you with an individual quote. Please feel free to contact us at Hope Services (Abingdon) Ltd. Tel: 01235 530439. Web: Email:

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:

Likely to exceed your lifetime allowance and be taxed on your pension? The lifetime allowance is the maximum amount of tax-relieved pension savings you can build up over your lifetime. It is set by government and reviewed regularly. If you are unsure whether or not your current pension savings will exceed the lifetime allowance, you should seek financial advice from Shaw Gibbs financial services via 01865 292200 or

Situations vacant

Looking for an energetic and creative Account Manager, ideally with both sales and marketing experience, to join our close-knit team in central Oxford. The role is currently part-time, with potential to increase hours later in the year. Salary of £26,000 pro rata. To find out more go to

Houses to let

3 bedrooms, 2 reception rooms, kitchen/breakfast room with Rangemaster cooker. Garden with terrace. Central location in Grandpont about 1 mile to city centre. Recently renovated Victorian mid-terrace, £1,650 pm, fully furnished. Available end Jan/beg Feb. Contact to enquire.

Flats to let

Charming 2-bedroom flat in north central Oxford (Bardwell Rd), fully furnished, quiet, rear-facing, off-street parking and garage. Best suited to professionals and academics. £1,190 pcm excluding utility bills and council tax. Available mid-Nov. Longer-term rental preferred. Sorry, no pets, no smoking. Tel: 07985 502057. Email:

Extremely spacious 2-bedroom penthouse apartment with just under 1,000 sq ft of accommodation, situated in quiet development within walking distance of Summertown with leafy views of Wytham woods. This beautiful apartment comprises: newly fitted modern kitchen with integrated appliances, large triple-access reception room, master bedroom with en-suite bathroom, a well-proportioned second bedroom and contemporary shower room and benefits from plenty of natural light throughout. £1,500 pcm. 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

Cowley Rd: 1-bedroom sublet in multi-floor 2-bedroom flat on Marston St, attractive position and furnishing. Large walk-in closet. Flat includes living/dining room with TV, fully equipped kitchen area (fridge-freezer, electric oven, gas hob), washer, storage closets and a handsome cat. £650 pcm includes Wi Fi and council tax. Suit single professional or academic. Available from Jan. Email:

Accommodation sought

University Accommodation Office

Landlords – do you have a spare room, flat or house to let? Oxford University Accommodation Office seeks all types of short- and long-term accommodation for students, academic visitors, postdocs and members of the University. Our Studentpad software allows landlords to quickly advertise properties online, amend details and upload photos. See: For information: 01865 280923.

Professional woman/academic in her late 30s seeks en-suite room with good bus or train access into central Oxford. Contact Roz:

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.

Tidmarsh2017 The Tidmarsh: the only Visit England 5 star-rated self-catering apartment in Oxford city centre. 1 bedroom, semi-serviced apartment in the Oxford Castle Quarter: all bills included, highest-quality furnishings. A quiet, central location suitable for professional or academic short-term lets. A unique self-catering experience: the intimacy of an apartment; the luxury and services of a 5-star hotel. Web:; email:; tel: 01869 277557.

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: