• Thursday 8 March 2018
  • NO. 5198
  • VOL. 148


Respondents to advertisements are asked to note the following, which is an extract from the Terms and Conditions of acceptance of advertisements:

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 Hilary term will be published on 15 and 22 March. Please note, however, that the 22 March issue will be limited to University business only, so will not contain classified advertisements. Publication for Trinity term will begin on 19 April. The usual deadline will continue to apply (see above).

FT Weekend Oxford Literary Festival

Sat 17–Sun 25 Mar: this year's festival brings a wealth of authors to the city, welcoming 450 speakers from 30 countries, covering over 60 different categories. The 9-day festival includes the Bodley Lecture by leading biographer Claire Tomalin on 17 Mar, the Chancellor’s Lecture by Laureate for Irish Fiction Sebastian Barry on 22 Mar and the Vice-Chancellor’s Lecture by Booker Prize winner Anne Enright on 23 Mar. Find out more at We’re offering 20% discount off tickets for all festival talks – simply quote RADCLIFFE when booking – plus a prize draw to win an Oxford Literary Festival Experience for 2. The winner will receive 2 tickets for a full day of festival talks on Tues 20 Mar, followed by dinner at our Black Tie event at Keble College. To enter, send your contact details to by 5pm on Mon 12 Mar.   

Topical Talks

Topical Talks in Summertown Library at 6pm: Thurs 15 Mar: Former Conservative and UKIP MP Douglas Carswell on 'Britain: a democracy or an oligarchy?' Thurs 12 Apr: journalist and author John Kay, CBE, FBA, Fellow of St John's College, on 'Economics – not dismal and probably not a science'. Entry free; donations to the work of the Friends of Summertown Library welcome. More at:

Shezan Restaurant

Mughal Indian cuisine at Shezan: 1st floor, 135 High St, Oxford. From our kitchen to your table, we bring you fresh herbs, spices, roots, fragrances and the Mughal tradition of passion for good food. Serving as dining rooms since 1915. Open daily noon–3pm and 5.30pm–11pm. Tel: 01865 251600. Website:

Research participants sought

Survey participants sought for the Oxford Trauma/James Lind Alliance Research Priority Setting Exercise: Broken Bones of the Upper Limb in People over 50. Patients, carers and healthcare professionals with experience of upper-limb fractures (shoulder, collarbone, shoulder girdle, upper arm, elbow, forearm, wrist and hand) are invited to complete our short survey at: Paper versions available: or 01865 223114. Closing date: 2 Apr.

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 10.30am–noon (excluding the Christmas vacation). Newcomers with children (0–4) meet every Fri in term 10.15am–11.45am. 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:

Carpenter/joiner. For bookcases, wardrobes, etc, made on site to your specifications. Portfolio available. Call Rob Guthrie on 01608 677423 (evening) or 07961 444957 (daytime). Email: Web:

Houses to let

Grandpont (Oxford’s hidden gem): stunning 3-bedroom Victorian house to rent; immediately available for up to 1 year. Perfect for couple/family. Well furnished. Amazing location: 10 mins’ walk from city centre, close to station, nature reserve and Lido. Beautifully presented throughout. Garden. Lovely open-plan sitting/dining room. Large kitchen. £1,495 pm. Please email for details/photos.

Flats to let

Furnished, ground floor, 1-bedroom flat available 2 May–21 Jun. Near University Sportsground. 15 mins' walk to High St and colleges, 10 mins to Cowley Rd shops, 25 mins to Oxford Brookes. Convenient for buses to city centre, science park, Oxford Brookes, hospitals, London and airports. All facilities including Wi-Fi. Off-road parking for car and bikes. Rent includes taxes, utility bills, weekly cleaning and fresh linen. Enquiries:

Single occupancy small flat within family home in Headington. Available from 1 Apr. Spacious bedroom with double bed; en suite with shower over bath; separate living area with kitchenette. No car parking, but lock-up garage for bike and excellent bus links to Oxford city, hospitals, London and airports. £500 pm including bills. Contact Sarah at:

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.

Room available to rent for a staff member or postgraduate student in a beautiful large extended house in Kennington. Separate use of a sitting room, Wi-Fi. Regular bus route to Oxford (number 35) and ample parking available. £500 pm inclusive of bills. Contact 07852 214610.

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 make 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.

The only Visit England 5-star rated self-catering accommodation in Oxford city centre. In the heart of the city, a quiet location overlooking the Castle mound. 1-bedroom semi-serviced apartment with highest-quality facilities: a location and set-up that cannot be bettered for an academic, professional let. Modern luxury at its comfortable best. Web: Email: Tel: 01869 277557.

Holiday lets

Cornwall cottage and restored chapel in quiet hamlet on South West Coast Path 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:

Room with stunning sea and mountain views in anglophone widower’s home in rural setting on outskirts of a quiet Cretan village. Double bed, private shower, Wi-Fi, shared use of kitchen, 10 mins’ drive to beach, year round. Transport required, £30 per day. Email:

Provence, Vaison-La-Romaine, sleeps 4. Delightful 200-year-old cottage amongst vineyards with large private pool and pool house. 1 km from historic Vaison-la-Romaine. Wonderful views over countryside and hills. Peaceful setting with barbecue, terraces and shady areas in the garden for eating and relaxing. Very well-equipped house in renowned wine area, close to Gigondas and Cairanne. Region is full of typical unspoiled Provencal villages and markets. See: Tel: 07941 419859.

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: