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Oxford University Gazette, 30 June 2005: Advertisements

Oxford University Newcomers' Club

The Club welcomes the wives, husbands and partners of visiting scholars, graduates and members of the University who are new to Oxford. It aims to offer help, advice and information, and the opportunity to meet others socially. Informal coffee mornings are held at 13 Norham Gardens every Wednesday 10.30 a.m.–12 noon except for two weeks at Christmas and Easter. Newcomers with children (0–4 years) meet every Friday in term 10.15 a.m.–12 noon. Other term-time activities include a Book Group, informal Conversation Group and tours to colleges, museums, and other places of interest, also country walks, garden trips and a visit to an antique centre. Second-hand items can be bought on Wednesday mornings 10.30 a.m.–12 noon from the equipment room. Visit our website:

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The MECO Annual Conference takes place at Wolfson College on Sat., 2 July from 9.30 a.m.–5.30 p.m. The conference theme is 'British Muslims: Exclusion or Engagement?' The keynote speaker is Sir Ian Blair, Metropolitan Police Commissioner. A broad range of Muslim political, religious and academic speakers will analyse the current politico-social role of Muslims in British society. Conference fee: £10 (includes morning tea, lunch, and afternoon coffee). All welcome but seating is limited. Early reservation recommended. For further details: Email: or call 01865 766032.

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School Scholarship Offered

Summer Fields, Oxford: the Maclaren Trust Scholarship. A scholarship, of up to 90% of full fees, is awarded to a boy of outstanding ability between the ages of 10 and 12 who, without this financial support, would not be able to come to Summer Fields. For an application form please write to or telephone the Registrations Secretary, Summer Fields, Oxford OX2 7EN. Tel.: 01865 459204. Email:

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Cafe Zouk

Mughal Indian cuisine: 1st floor, 135 High Street, Oxford. From our kitchen to your table, we would like to bring you herbs, spices, roots, beauty, fragrances and the Mughal tradition of passion for good food. Tel.: 01865 251600. Open: daily 12 p.m. to 2.30 p.m. and 5.30 p.m. to 11.30 p.m. Website:

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Antiques Bought and Sold

Antiques and decorative objects bought and sold: desks and library furniture always wanted, also garden stonework and large gilt picture frames—any condition. Please call: Greenway Antiques, 90 Corn Street, Witney, Oxon. Open Mon.–Fri., 9.30 a.m.–5 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m.–4 p.m. Tel.: 01993 705026, mobile: 07831 585014.

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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 Street, Chipping Norton, Oxon. OX7 5AD. Tel.: 01608 641692.

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Personal Training Services

One of the highest qualified exercise and nutritional consultants/personal trainers in the UK. 35 years' experience. MSc Biomechanics and Applied Human Movement; BSc (Hons 1st) Sports Nutrition; Adv. Dip in Clinical Stress Management; Adv. Dip in Clinical Sports Therapy. Member of the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences. Member of the International Society of Biomechanics. Expert attention for tone, weight loss, injury and rehabilitation and performance, from total novice levels to advanced, regardless of sex, age or physical limitations. Website:

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Services Offered

Big or small, we ship it all, plus free pick up anywhere in Oxford. Also 24-hour photocopying, private mailing addresses (24-hour access, and mail forwarding world-wide), binding, fax bureau, colour photocopying, mailing services, and much more. Contact or visit Mail Boxes Etc., 266 Banbury Rd., Oxford. Tel.: 01865 514655, fax: 514656. Email:, also at: 94 London Rd., Oxford. Tel.: 01865 741729, fax: 01865 742431. Email:

Town and Country Trees: arboricultural contractors; modern arboricultural techniques; local authority approved; safeguarded by full Public Liability insurance. Free advice and quotations. Tel.: 0845 458 2980 or 07976 261850 (mobile).

Oxford Literary Consultancy. Manuscript assessment. Editorial guidance. Publishing advice. For beginners and experienced writers. For fees and services, visit our website: Tel.: 01865 725786.

Carpenter/joiner. For bookcases and wardrobes etc. made on site to your specifications. Portfolio available. Call 01865 721707 (evening) or 07961 444597 (daytime). Email:

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Domestic Services

Carpet/upholstery/curtain cleaning by Grimebusters, your local specialists. Quality work, competitive prices. Domestic, commercial, college. Also carpet/upholstery stain protection, pre-occupancy cleaning, flood cleaning/drying, oriental rug cleaning. For free estimates and friendly advice, call Grimebusters. Tel.: 01865 726983 or 01235 555533.

Nursery place available. Nursery place for toddler (2–3.5 years) in Oxford University nursery (North Oxford) from Sept. through Dec. Contact or 01865 741024.

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Situations Vacant

Fellow or Lecturer in Economics, Law, History, or Politics required to act as Academic Adviser to the Oxford Programme for Undergraduate Studies for 2005–06. The assignment entails interviewing associate students and engaging tutors in all subject disciplines. The work is concentrated during weeks -1 and 0 and is expected to require a maximum of 20 hours per term. The successful candidate will have extensive contacts within the University, be efficient and organised, and have a minimum of three years' teaching experience. Remuneration is on a pro-rata consultancy basis: c.£8,000–£9,000 for 2005–06. Closing date: 15 July. Applications with full CV by email to

Summer Fields Oxford, boarding and day preparatory school for boys aged 8–13 years, require a part-time Latin teacher for Sept. Closing date: 4 July. Please send full CV and details of two referees, with a hand-written letter of application, to The Headmaster, Summer Fields, Oxford OX2 7EN.

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Houses to Let

An Englishman's home is his castle—so the saying goes. We cannot pretend that we have too many castles on offer but if you are seeking quality rental accommodation in Oxford or the surrounding area we may be able to help. QB Management is one of Oxford's foremost letting agents, specialising in lettings to academics, medical personnel, and other professionals. Our aim is to offer the friendliest and most helpful service in Oxford. Visit our website at: and view details of all the properties that we have currently available to let. Alternatively, telephone, fax, or email us with details of your requirements and we will do whatever we can without obligation. Tel.: 01865 764533. Fax: 764777. Email:

Central Oxford. Two-bedroom modern terrace house with pleasant garden. Furnished and fully fitted to a high standard. G.c.h., washer/dryer, TV, video. Double bedroom and single bedroom/study. Ample storage space with ladder to attic. Secluded garden with lawn and barbecue. Own parking. Situated in quiet cul-de-sac behind Saïd Business School, 1 min. walk to rail station and within easy walking distance of most university departments and city centre. Available from 4 July for min. 7 months. £975 p.c.m. Please contact Mr I. Macdonald. Tel.: 01865 421234 or email

North Oxford . A choice of two attractive fully-furnished, newly-built houses just north of Summertown shops, with easy access to hospitals and University departments, and all local shopping and sport amenities. One with 4 bedrooms and one with 2 bedrooms plus 1 study, all en suite, family bathroom, cloakroom, garden, and private parking. Best suited to n-s mature professionals and visiting academics with no pets. Available from Aug. and Sept. at £995 and £1,195 p.c.m., exl. utility and council tax if applicable. Please call 01865 516144 or email

Charming period cottage, Westcott Barton, 14 miles north west of Oxford, in a quiet corner of the village. Attractively furnished and well equipped. Two bedrooms (1 double bedroom, one spare bedroom/dressing room/study). Beams, inglenook fireplace, wood-burning stove, g.c.h., country antiques, washer/drier, fridge/freezer, bath/shower, small walled south-facing garden. Wonderful place to write. Available mid- Sept. Email:

Marriott Close, North Oxford. Unfurnished, 2-bedroom modern house in quiet location. Updated kitchen and bathroom. Garden, garage, off-street parking; 5 min. walk from bus route direct to city centre. No smokers or pets. Available mid-July. £750 p.c.m. Contact or call 01865 841119.

Family house to let. Fully equipped, 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms. Large living room/kitchen/dining room. Cosy sitting room. Garage/utility. Large sunny garden. Situated in no-through road with good neighbours in a quiet village 3 miles from Oxford city centre. We will move to France for 12 months from end Aug., and would like to find friendly people to take care of our home. £1,350 p.m. Email: Tel.: 0033 5 65 403512.

Comfortable family home. Hill Top Road, Headington. Near hospitals and schools. Large kitchen/diner and sitting room. Further large reception room, utility room, downstairs shower and cloakroom. Five bedrooms; first-floor bathroom. Fully furnished. Pleasant garden. Off-street parking. Available July. Suit family. No sharers, no pets. N-s only. £1,450 p.c.m. Tel.: 01865 351745.

Wing of country house to let. Three bedrooms, quiet rural location, 15 miles north of Oxford. Available from early Aug. Suit academic couple. Contact 01869 340358 or

Comfortable family house in Lonsdale Road, North Oxford. Close to Summertown shops and easy bus access to the University. Fully furnished with a quiet garden. Excellent local schools. Three bedrooms, study, large living room, kitchen and bathroom, g.c.h. Ideal for a visiting academic. Available from Sept. for 12 months. £1,100 p.m. (excl. local council tax). Contact Dr. Max Peberdy at

Central Oxford. Victorian house, 3 large bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, sitting room, dining room, modern kitchen. Recently renovated, tastefully furnished, new appliances, g.c.h., smoke detectors, garden. Bright and airy. Off Botley Road, 5 min. walk to city centre, colleges, station, etc. Close to scenic riverside walks. Friendly neighbourhood. Close to good schools. £1,250 p.c.m., available Aug. Contact 020 7837 3318. Email:

Victorian terrace house, two bedrooms, two reception rooms, new kitchen, bathroom (upstairs), small garden, quiet neighbours, not overlooked. Conveniently situated in East Oxford, close to shops, 5 min. cycle from Bodleian. £900 p.c.m. Available Aug. '05–Oct. '06 or for shorter period. Contact

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Flats to Let

Central North Oxford: 10 min. walk from city centre, all main university buildings and parks, also very close to the river: available now for short/long let in extremely quiet, civilised, large Victorian house in this exclusive, leafy, residential Victorian suburb with large, light airy rooms: lovely ground floor flat, fully furnished, with large double bedroom, large single bedroom, large drawing room, kitchen, bathroom. Available from Aug. Off-street parking, large secluded garden. Tel./fax: 01865 552400. Mobile: 07789092274.

Are you looking for property in the city centre? Contact Portfolio Properties for high quality properties in and around Oxford. Currently we have studio, one-, and two-bedroom apartments available in the city centre. Why not visit where you will find property information and a great deal of useful information for tenants and landlords. For more details, please telephone 01865 242634, fax 01865 242834, or email for the latest availability.

North and central North Oxford one- and two-bedroom furnished apartments available from mid- and from late Aug. All conveniently situated for all hospitals and University departments, best suited to n-s mature professionals and visiting academics at £750 and £795 p.c.m., excl. utility and council tax if applicable. Please call 01865 516144 or email

A spacious, light, airy, furnished, top-floor flat in Waterways (Frenchay Road), minutes' walking from city centre. Elevator, video entry, alarm. Lounge/dining room. Double bedroom with fitted wardrobes and en suite shower room. Twin bedroom with fitted wardrobes. Bathroom. Well-equipped kitchen with gas hob, electric oven, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine. G.c.h., parking. £1,050 p.m. Minimum six months. Available 10 Aug. Tel./Fax: 01865 880018. Mobile: 07771873838. Email:

Cowley, Boswell Road. Extremely nice ground-floor flat with large garden. Two bedrooms and all modern comforts. Very silent. Well-served by buses, 15 min. from downtown. For very quiet academic person or couple, with reference. From end Aug. to end Jan. 2006. £550 p.m., council tax and bills excluded. Tel.: 01865 711577 (7 p.m.–9 p.m. or leave message). Mobile: 07810 194454. Email:

Granville Court, London Road: fully-furnished two-bedroom flat; 10 min. walk to city centre and most University buildings; adjacent Brookes University; en suite shower to main bedroom. £800 p.c.m. excluding bills. Suitable for a couple or two n-s single professional or post-grad sharers. Available beginning of Aug. Email:

Central North Oxford. Near Dragon School, in exclusive block, close to city centre, University and Parks. Ground floor, well-furnished, 2-bedroom flat with spacious living room opening onto private patio and large communal gardens. Luxury shower. Well-fitted large family kitchen. Private off-street parking. Garage if required. Burglar alarm. Basement storage. £950 p.c.m. Available late Aug. Tel.: 01865 515778. Email:

Furnished studio flat in North Oxford (within the ring road) suitable for one person. Completely refurbished kitchen and bathroom, just completed. Washing machine, microwave. Ground floor entrance, use of garden, parking. £490 p.m. (includes all utilities). Please call 01865 558137.

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Vacation Lets

Large Victorian 5-bedroom house with walled garden overlooking the river at Iffley Lock. Ten min. cycle ride to city centre along the towpath. Available 7 Aug.–4 Sept. £500 p.w. Use of car (VW Passat) also a possibility. Please call Tanya on 01865 401510 or email

Grandpont. Large, light and spacious Victorian 4-bedroom house in quiet academic neighbourhood. Two receptions, two bathrooms with pretty walled garden. Recently redecorated and refurbished. Fully furnished and equipped. 5–10 min. walk to city centre and University colleges or departments. Street parking and use of owners' bikes. Available 5 Aug.–3 Sept. £575 p.w. or £2,000 for whole period. Contact David Harbord. Tel. 01865 721540. Email:

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Accommodation Offered

OxfordShortlets offers a portfolio of high quality self-catering short let properties as an excellent alternative to hotel/guesthouse and bed and breakfast accommodation in Oxford and the surrounding villages. We have a wide selection of quality homes available for short stay lets from 1 week up to several months. OxfordShortlets provides property rental on a short-term basis for professional individuals, groups or families requiring housing while visiting Oxford for holiday/vacation, business/academic, relocation purposes or temporary accommodation in between homes. For more information, please contact us on tel: 0870 1602325, fax: 0870 1602327, email: or visit our website at

Finders Keepers: for all of your accommodation needs please contact us—Oxford's rental specialist. Tel. 01865 311011.

Comfortable, pleasant accommodation available for academics in attractive, private house, just over a mile from the centre of Oxford. B&B basis. Dinner by arrangement. One minute to bus stop. River walks nearby. Quiet. A home away from home. £39 per night. Discounts for long bookings. Please telephone 01865 770 501. Email:

Comfortable rooms in convenient North Oxford. Only £60 p.w. per person or £95 p.w. for two. Tel. 01865 511657. Email:

Thomas Merrifield Lettings. We let and manage property throughout Oxford and Oxfordshire and always have a good selection of furnished and unfurnished properties available for 6- or 12-month lets. We have a team of dedicated staff based in Jericho in Oxford and would be delighted to help you with your accommodation search. Please phone us on 01865 515900. Fax: 01865 310823. Email: Website:

Paying guests, visiting academics, welcomed for short or long stays in the comfortable home of a semi-retired academic couple, in exclusive, quiet, leafy central north Oxford, within walking distance of all main university buildings, town centre, parks, river, good shops, and restaurants. All rooms have colour TV, tea-/coffee-making facilities, microwave, and refrigerator and/or deep-freeze availability, c.h., and independent heating. Breakfast included in the very moderate terms. Tel./fax: 01865 557879. Email:

To share a large, quiet apartment in central North Oxford. Bath and shower. Two toilets. Large, sunny bedroom. TV. Washer-dryer. Ample storage. Off-street parking. Non-smoker. Suitable for academic or professional. May remain indefinitely. £375 p.m. plus share of utilities. Tel.: 01865 511555.

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Self-catering Apartments

Fully-furnished and serviced 3 and 4-star self-catering apartments available in North Oxford; 15 min. from Oxford city centre. Suitable for short lets for visiting academics or business people. From £330 p.w. all inclusive. Sleeps 2–5 people. Tel.: 07870 234725. Website: Email:

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Office Accommodation

North Oxford , 800 yards from St Giles'. A complex of four rooms (garden bungalow) incl. an annexe in detached premises off the Woodstock Road. Separate entrance, with all facilities. Computer and fax input, BT telephone, car parking, c.h. and hot/cold water. Total alarmed security. Five star interior and exterior appearance. Available immediately. Tel.: 01865 51 11 11.

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Accommodation Sought

Going abroad? Or just thinking of letting your property? QB Management is one of Oxford's foremost letting agents and property managers. We specialise in lettings to both academic and professional individuals and their families, and have a constant flow of enquiries from good quality tenants seeking property in the Oxford area. If you would like details of our services, or if you simply need some informal help and advice without obligation, telephone us: 01865 764533, fax us: 764777, or email us: Alternatively, we would invite you to visit our Website at: and see how we could be marketing your property.

Finders Keepers: for all of your accommodation needs please contact us—Oxford's rental specialist. Tel. 01865 311011.

College and County are seeking high quality family homes for long lets for visiting academics. We have a number of applicants from the States and from Europe who are hoping to take up tenancies between now and the end of Sept. All areas required but we have particular demand in North and West Oxford. For a confidential market appraisal or for an informal chat please contact Mark Crampton Smith on 01865 722277 or email

Large comfortable double room in quiet house or reasonably spacious self-contained bed-sit required to rent from mid-Sept. close to Oxford city-centre for visiting n-s academic. Oxford references available. Please contact Dr. Dorren McMahon. Email:

Sassafras, geranium, radishes, pignoli, mum, dad, and baby need somewhere to live. Moving from Bristol to work at the OUP and finding house search difficult and upsetting. Happy to care for a home, garden, plants or pets, or rent a property for the short or long term. All offers considered. Tel.: 0117 9293635. Mobile: 07854 079809. Email:

Family seeks house to rent in or near Oxford for minimum one year from 1 Sept. Minimum three bedrooms. Exchange considered with 5-bedroom, listed Dorset farmhouse close to the sea. Tel.: 01308 482 411.

House required to rent for period mid-Aug. to 31 Dec. for academic couple with children. 4+ bedrooms required. Oxford references available. Tel.: 07747 696540. Email:

Seeking 4+ bed family house in Central/North Oxford to purchase. Cash buyer, no chain. Tel.: 07747 696540. Email:

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Holiday Lets

Greek Island Rentals. Skopelos and Alonissos. Local villa specialist offers lovely pool villas, town houses and cottages available for rent. Town, country and seaside locations. Accommodations for 2–16 persons. Prices from £100 p.p./p.w. For information see Email: Fax: +30 24240 23057.

Deepest SW France. Relax in one of our three privately owned luxuriously renovated farmhouses with large, secluded grounds in a stunning rural area. Generous facilities include en suite accommodation, own heated pool, satellite TV. Suitable for great holidays or sabbatical breaks for 6, 8 or 10. Contact Marion on 01865 554122 or email marion@hidden-sw- Further details on

Paris apartment available for short or longer stays in July and Aug.: delightful 1-bedroom, first-floor flat overlooking the Place du Marche St Catherine (Marais). Period building with large windows and high ceilings. Attractively furnished and well- equipped with TV, CD, hairdryer, etc. Linens and cleaning provided. Three nights minimum. £55 per night, £325 p.w. or £950 p.c.m. for members of the University. (Non-member rates: £65 per night, £395 p.w., and £1,050 p.c.m.). Contact Dr J.J. Chamberlain on 07957 588 448 or email:

Tuscany. Siena, Castel Nuovo Berardenga. Beautifully located apartment in the countryside with great view, swimming pool, 2 bedrooms, bathroom, small sitting room, kitchen, and garden. Please visit Email:

Andalucia, Gaucin. Unique architect-designed villa set in the heart of this beautiful 'Pueblo Blanco'. Built as a series of 3 apartments and 2 cottages around a private courtyard and swimming pool. It can be booked exclusively for large groups (up to 13) or as individual units (2–5). There are spectacular views to Gibraltar, the Mediterranean, and N. Africa from all the private terraces. Tel.: 07801 341856.

Italy, Le Marche. Spacious 3-bedroom house in quiet location, 20 min. Urbino, 40 min. to sandy beaches. Sleeps six + 2, one large bathroom (worth waiting for), large sitting room and kitchen/dining room. Terrace with magnificent views and small garden area. C.h. Take own bed linen, hence only £200 p.w. Email: or call 01865 271852 (work) or 01865 351754 (home) for photographs and further details.

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Houses for Sale

Delightful 18th-century stone cottage. Recently renovated throughout. Idyllic, friendly village, 8 miles London side of Oxford. Sitting room: open fire, exposed beams. Large, inviting kitchen/dining room: custom-made fitted timber units/shelving. 2 double bedrooms. Bright bathroom: modern, classic roll-top bath, wood-effect floor, spots, wall-lights. Attractive, secluded, south-facing courtyard garden (peaches, grapes). G.c.h. Regular Oxford bus. OIEO £295,000. Tel.: 01844 278166. Email:

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For Sale

French furniture for sale. Large, ornate, carved solid-wood desk, £220; solid oak 2-door 'paysanne' sideboard, £120; six dark wood bistro-type dining chairs, £110. All in perfect condition. Available from 4 July. Photos available by email. Contact

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