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Oxford University Gazette, 1 December 2005: Advertisements


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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.

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: 768312. Email:

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MECO Monthly Forum. Shaykh Michael Mumisa, Newcastle University, will present a talk and lead a discussion on 'Islamic Law (Shari'ah) in the West—Problems and Prospects'. This event takes place on Sun., 11 Dec. at 3 p.m. at the Summertown Hall, corner Banbury and Portland Roads, North Oxford. Free admission. Refreshments will be served. For further information, phone 01865 439805 or email

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If you're looking for something interesting to do over the next few weeks, check out the Evolving City programme. Evolving City is a distinctive addition to Oxford's cultural life, running throughout 2005. Discover a huge variety of events, exploring five themes, which turn the spotlight on the city's exciting creative scene. Evolving City is funded by the lottery through the Urban Cultural Programme. For full events listings visit or pick up a guide at information outlets throughout the county.

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Jacobites. From 28 Oct. to 11 Dec., Sanders of Oxford will be hosting an exhibition of rare prints contemporary to the period of the Jacobite rebellions, including depictions of battles, satires and historical documentation of the events surrounding the movement. Catalogue available. Mon.–Sat.: 10 a.m.–6 p.m. Sun.: 12–4 p.m. Sanders of Oxford, 104 High Street, Oxford, OX1 4BW. Tel.: 01865 242590. Website: Email:

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St Giles' Thursday Lunchtime Talks

Oxford Connections:1 Dec., 'From power to prison to peace', Jonathan Aitken. The talks will be held at St Giles' Church at 12.30 p.m. Everyone is welcome. In order to help us with our costs, a small donation would be appreciated.

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Society for Graduates

Meetings are held on Fridays at 8 p.m. in the Okinaga Room, Wadham College, Parks Road. Visitors are welcome. Graduates of any university are eligible for membership. Members: £5 per term. Visitors: £1.50 per meeting. 2 Dec., Philip Powell, former curator in Geology, University Museum, 'The building stones of Oxford—history and geology'; 9 Dec., Dr Phillip Endicott, Dept. of Zoology, 'The (human) Hobbit—the story so far'; 16 Dec.: Christmas Dinner. For more information, contact Anita Segar, President, on 01865 730574.

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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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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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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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Services Offered

Elsfield Editorial. Professional editing, proof-reading, writing, design and critique services for your web page, business, or academic and creative works. More than 25 years' experience as an author, broadsheet journalist and page designer for the FT, the Observer, and The Economist. Make your newsletter stand out; your magazine and newspaper submissions punchy and professional; your thesis polished and easy to read. For a quote, telephone 01865 358727 or 07971 683377.

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).

Qualified translator (MA in Literary Translation and Sociolinguistics; Diploma in Translation IoL) offers professional English-Italian translating and proofreading services at affordable prices. Please contact

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

Children and young people's counsellor employed by local school has spaces privately. Dolly McLaughlin, B.Sc. Hons.; O.B.S. Psych. PG.Dip. (Tavistock/UEL). Available Jan. £35 per hour. Tel.: 01865 246223.

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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.

Au Pair/home help position sought by female Chinese student, 23, (completing degree in London Sept. 06). Mature, responsible, experienced with children. Available from Jan. (or possibly Dec.) to Sept. Fluent English, first aid skills, Maths tutoring, homework help and good at art, crafts and games! Also able to take care of elderly person, do housework etc. in return for room and board. Excellent local references offered and requested. Email:

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Tuition Offered

Do you need to improve your English language skills? Professional English Language Teaching (Cambridge Certificate). Clear communication; home tuition; flexible hours. Please call Mrs Mary Balkwill on 01993 880395 or email

Piano and music theory lessons for all ages and levels. Teacher based in Iffley, Oxford. Contact Ana Mladenovi‘ Williamson on 01865 778248 or 07779 580235. Email:

Camp Energy Active Holiday Camps at the Dragon School, Bardwell Road, Oxford. 19– 23 Dec., ages 5–13. Arts/crafts, excursions, sports, swimming, rock climbing, mini gym. Discount for University staff. Please visit or call 01865 292072.

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Situations Vacant

A small local company is looking for administrative support during school term times. Candidates should be computer literate and comfortable with MS Word, Excel and Outlook. Accounting experience would be an advantage. We are looking for 3 hours a day at £10 per hour, and are happy to be flexible within normal office hours. Contact Lilly at or on 01993 201730 for more details.

Part-time administration and finance officer for Oxford Research Group, a small charity working for conflict prevention, situated 4 miles outside Oxford. 8 hours p.w., to start early 2006. Salary in the region of £22,000 (pro rata) according to age and experience. Responsible for the smooth running of office systems, bookkeeping, payroll and reclaiming tax. For further information contact 01865 242819.

Educated person required for opencast mining in sedimentary filing system. Quasi- regular part-time; flexible hours by arrangement. £10 per hour. Home office in Wheatley; own transport essential. Tel: 01865 873 001.

The Faculty of Music is appointing a Research Assistant and a Copy Editor (both part- time) for several publication projects in historical musicology, due for completion in June 2006. Workload: c.80–100 hours each, to be spread over 3–4 months. Home- based, with occasional trips to Oxford. Appointees will work under the direction of Professor Reinhard Strohm, Heather Professor of Music. Qualifications: 1.) Research/ Publication Assistant. Advanced research graduate or post-doctoral musicologist with some experience of publishing research material (incl. music examples, illustrations, tables). Must have email and database access. Interest in Italian opera history and reading knowledge of Italian and/or German an advantage. 2.) Copy Editor/Language Advisor. Experienced copy editor or academic writer in the Humanities (English first language), familiar with academic publishers' guidelines, required to correct/improve English essays written by non-native speakers for publication. Must have email. Interest in music history an advantage. Salary: £15 per hour b.t. Applications should include a supporting statement, C.V. and the name and address (including telephone or email) of one referee. They should be sent to no later than 12 Dec.

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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:

North Oxford . Newly refurbished terraced house available in Jericho, Jan.–Mar. 2006. Quiet street, 10 min. to city centre, station, laboratories. Two double bedrooms, two bathrooms (one en suite), study/third bedroom, sitting/dining rooms, fully- equipped kitchen, laundry/wc, broadband. Secluded garden. £1,000 p.c.m. incl. N-s only. Contact Joelle Mann at or on 07930 452220.

North Oxford . House to rent over Hilary Term 2006. Free from 23 Dec.–14 Apr. Three-bedroom terrace house in Middle Way with garden, kitchen with dining area and large reception room. Two min. from shops, main buses, tennis courts and restaurants. £1,100 p.m. (utilities included). Tenant must look after two cats. Tel.: 07796 695036. Email:

End town house on the Waterways, Central North Oxford. Two reception rooms, large kitchen/dining room, with separate utility room. Small and easy to maintain back garden. Master bedroom with double en suite shower, 3 further bedrooms, family bathroom with separate large shower. Fully-furnished and well decorated. Available 1 Mar. for either 6 or 12 months. No sharers. £1,850 p.c.m. excl. utilities. Contact 01865 512098 or email

Last Minute? Nicely modernised terraced cottage in Jericho district, Oxford, quiet residential street, walking distance Walton Street shops, station, city centre. Two bedrooms, bath with efficient shower, open plan downstairs, good kitchen, patio doors to small sunny garden, all appliances, g.c.h. To let completely furnished, china, linen, etc. Bike too if needed. Ideal sabbatical. All inclusive (except phone), £1,300 p.m. Available from 1 Jan. Details:

Marston, Oxford. Two well-presented, semi-detached houses. Each has 3 rooms upstairs and 2 downstairs, kitchen and bathroom (one house also has a conservatory). Furnished, g.c.h., off-street parking, garage and garden. Suit families/sharers. Easy access to Universities, hospitals, city centre, and ring road. Bus stops and shops nearby. £980 p.c.m. /£1,100 p.c.m. plus bills respectively. N-s preferred. References please. Tel.: 01865 308575 (after 6 p.m. and weekends). Mobile: 07968 229634. Email:

Belmont, Massachusetts (next to Cambridge). Furnished house to let. Four bedrooms, two baths. Spacious, bright, well-maintained mid-nineteenth-century house, with charm, in 'bedroom community' for Harvard, MIT. Large eat-in kitchen, dining room, living room. New appliances, American antique furniture. Many bookshelves. Two-car garage. Short walk to public buses; 15 min. to Harvard Square. Rent includes lawn maintenance, snow removal. Older children preferred. $3,500 p.m. Tel.: 01617 4976358. Email:

Wytham Village. Refurbished and upgraded, this charming former schoolhouse has two bedrooms and two reception rooms and is available immediately with pretty garden and beautiful walks over Wytham woods. Contact Finders Keepers on 01865 311011.

Self-contained single and family accommodation is available on the Yarnton Manor Estate. Suitable for graduate students or visiting academics to Oxford. Yarnton Manor is set in beautiful grounds four miles from Oxford. Competitive rentals include all utilities and wireless Internet connection. There is a regular minibus service into Oxford city centre. For further details email or phone 01865 370830.

North Oxford house to let. Available Jan. to June or July 2006, while we are on sabbatical. Fully furnished. First floor: 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom. Ground floor: living room, kitchen, dining room, conservatory, lavatory, laundry closet. Garden with large lawn. Two miles from city centre. Interior photos available upon request. £995 p.c.m. (plus utilities/tax) ONO. Tel.: 01865 515240. Email:

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Flats to Let

Elegant Woodstock Road House, newly refurbished to a very high standard, offering: 1.) Spacious second-floor self-contained apartment. Three bedrooms, kitchen/dining, sitting room, utility, two bathrooms (one en suite). Approx. 123 sqm. £1,600 p.c.m. 2.) Ground/first floor self-contained studio flats. Spacious bay-fronted rooms with new kitchenette, bathroom. Gas, water, electricity included. £650 p.c.m. and £675 p.c.m. each. From Dec. Tel.: 01865 554961.

Central North Oxford, Bardwell Road. Fully-furnished charming 2-bedroom flat (one double, one single), south-facing over gardens. Living room with fully-equipped kitchen area (washer/drier, dishwasher) and dining area. Ideal lighting, excellent storage, parking, bike shed, gardens. Close to bus stop; 20 min. walk or 7 min. bike ride from centre of town. Available to start lease earliest Dec., latest Mar. £850 p.c.m. Contact Matthew or Michelle on 07769 904377 or at

Bloomsbury, London. Sleeps 2. Close to Senate House and British Museum; 15 min. walk to British Library. Excellent public transport. £1,600 p.c.m., plus utilities. Tel.: 020 7636 2070 or 01865 201233.

Berlin studio flat (sleeping 2–4 people) to rent. Located within walking distance of major museums, the Reichstag, Humboldt University, in the district of Mitte, this newly renovated apartment overlooking a quiet courtyard is equipped with central heating, dishwasher, washing machine and modern furnishing. €60 per day; €1,200 p.m., incl. electricity, heating, water, bedding. For more information contact Teresa Zonno at or on 0049 30 2167327.

Ground-floor 2-bedroom flat (double, single), kitchen equipped but otherwise unfurnished; double-glazed throughout, generous built-in cupboard-space and own lockable garage. Secluded, green outlook, super-tranquil location at Southfield Park OX4 2BA. Quick access to shops and city centre. £650 p.c.m. Available immediately for up to one year in first instance. Please call 01953 498121or 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.

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:

A home away from home. The Little Garden B&B. Quiet, light, comfortable guestrooms in an attractive, friendly private house within Oxford city. Convenient to the University. Easy parking. River walks nearby. Generous discounts for long term. £38 p.n. Please phone 01865 770501 or email

Newly refurbished furnished accommodation in central Oxford townhouse. Would suit visiting academic or couple with University/College association. Living room, study, kitchen, double bedroom, bathroom. Phone (local and incoming calls only) and internet access. Walking distance from University libraries, museums, science area and colleges. £1,000 p.c.m. incl. bills. Short-term let only (min. 1, max. 3 months). Contact David Griffiths on 01865 278222 (Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.–5 p.m.) or email

Large garden-facing room to let in Park Town house. First floor, own bathroom, limited shared kitchen facilities. Non-smoking. £430 p.c.m. References needed. Start Hilary Term 2006. Tel.: 01865 515636.

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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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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.

Going on sabbatical in Hilary and/or Trinity term 2006? A responsible Oxford postdoc seeks house sitting opportunity. More than happy to look after garden and pets. Please contact

House/pet sitting over Christmas and New Year. Relax while you are away! Reliable, mature woman offers to take care of pets, plants and property over the holidays. Local references. 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.

Italy, Venice. Charming apartment, fully furnished, 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, can sleep 5. Just in the centre, S. Samuele public transport stop. £650 p.w. Contact:

Tuscany. In a charming village near Siena, two comfortably furnished rustic apartments, with shaded terrace, orchard. A short walk from shops, bar, restaurant etc. The perfect retreat. Rent p.w.: Flat A (sleeps 4): £350. Flat B (sleeps 2 + 1): £290. Flats A & B together (sleep 6 + 1): £560. Heating by wood-burner. Free firewood. No extras. Brochure: tel/fax:+44 (0)1428 714 363. Mobile: +44(0)7747 666331. Email:

Paris/Musee D'Orsay bargain. Vast and elegant studio (65 sqm/sleeps 2 adults + 2 children) to let by College Fellow to University members/affiliates only, on side street but within sight of Musee D'Orsay in one of the city's smartest central quartiers. Separate fully-equipped kitchen, bathroom, double-basin, bath & shower/separate wc. Elegantly furnished and fully equipped (TV, DVD, CD, washer, hair-dryer, etc.) with entry phone and concierge. Everything included. Suitable for individuals, couples or small families. Available for short or longer lets from 15 Dec. for whole of Hilary Term and possibly longer. £65/night (3 nights min. or £85), £375 p.w. or £1,200 p.m. Contact or 01865 248532.

Apulia, South Eastern Italy. Two-bedroom apartment, sleeping three, to rent. Situated in the quiet old quarter of the seaside town of Monopoli. Within 5 min. walk of sandy beach, 45 min. by car or train from the Bari (Ryanair) and Brindisi airports, it provides central heating, air conditioning, dishwasher, washing machine and rooftop terrace. Price: €400 p.w. until May. Christmas, New Year, Easter: €700 p.w. Minimum stay: 3 nights. Telephone Angela Montemurro: 0039 3282 768344 or email

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Houses for Sale

Semi-detached house on the Waterways, Central North Oxford. Two large reception rooms, fully-fitted kitchen with dining area and separate utility room. Cloakroom, large conservatory and small but luxuriant garden with shed. Master bedroom with double en suite shower. Three further double bedrooms, family bathroom with large power shower. Two parking spaces. No onward chain. £700,000. Call 01865 512098 or email

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