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Oxford University Gazette, 2 February 2006 : 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.

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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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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. 3 Feb., Dr Sarah Watkinson, 'Woodland fungi and the global carbon cycle'; 10 Feb., Damien Challet, '(Im)perfect pitch'; 17 Feb., Dr Barrie Juniper, 'What is the Tradescant Orchard? A fruity treasure of the Bodleian Library'; 24 Feb., Dr Elaine Kaye, 'The changing role of women in the Church'; 3 Mar., Grahame Lavis, 'The fate of the 'self' in post war fiction'; 10 Mar., George Lambrick, 'The Rollright Stones: an ancient monument in the modern world'. For more information, contact Anita Segar, President, on 01865 730574.

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Oxford Chamber Music Society, Sun., 5 Feb., 2.45 p.m. at Holywell Music Room. The Maggini String Quartet plays Beethoven in B flat op. 18.6, Mozart in A K.464, and Mendelssohn in E flat op. 44.3. Tickets: £15, £13, £5 or £16, £14, £5 at the door. Free Cavatina Scheme tickets for 8-22 year-olds. Tel.: 01865 305305. .

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Sat., 18 Mar.: 'Historic English landscapes'–a day course at Christ Church. Speakers include Dr Paul Stauper on 'Historic parks and gardens' and Tim Allen on 'Landscape in prehistoric Oxford'. Further details from Academic Study and Travel, 3 Whites Forge, Appleton OX13 5LG or

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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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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).

Want to go Broadband and don't know how? Computer problem needing personal but understanding help? We can put you on the Internet safely or do that little upgrade to your system. We have lots of experience of the Oxford IT, supporting people as well as their computers. Happy to give advice for free and work on a no fix/no fee basis. Call MCC on 01865 880600 or 07768 732123.

Fast and accurate typist. Manuscripts, theses. £8–£10 per hour (4 A4 pages). Tel.: 01865 308492.

PA/secretarial services available on a part-time basis. Extremely organised and experienced individual who can prepare texts and manuscripts and can offer flexible working hours and good rates. For more information please call 01865 250722.

Qualified translator (Diploma in Translation IoL) offers English-German translation services at affordable prices. Letters, leaflets, short websites, etc. Please contact 01865 242049 (evening).

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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.

Domestic and commercial cleaning services: one-off, daily, weekly cleans. Uniformed cleaners; key holding service; full public liability insurance; pre-occupancy cleaning; carpet cleaning. Builders cleans; cleaning for letting agents and offices. Competitively priced. Commercial contracts. Tel.: 01865 513229. Mobile: 07958 780009. Email: Website:

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Tuition Offered

GCSE and AS/A2 Level Easter Revision Courses. D'Overbroeck's College, Oxford, is one of the leading and most established providers of Easter revision courses in the UK with an outstanding track record of success. Expert help with focused exam preparation and feedback enables students to improve their grades significantly. Limited places available. Telephone the College Office on 01865 310000 or visit for details.

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:

Learn to drive really well with an Advanced Driving instructor who has been teaching in Oxford for 12 years with a high pass rate. Free one hour when you book your first two-hour lesson. Intensive courses and ones tailored to suit your needs. £20 p.h. when 10 hours booked. Call Paul on 07786 176122.

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Situations Vacant

The Museum of the History of Science requires a part-time Clerical Assistant (maternity leave cover) to assist the Administrator with the running of a busy office. The successful candidate will have neat handwriting, a good telephone manner, numeracy skills, familiarity with office computing packages, and some knowledge of invoicing, purchasing and banking procedures. Experience of Oracle accounting systems will be an advantage, but not essential as training can be provided. S/he will have a calm, supportive, friendly, and helpful attitude and an interest in working in the office of an international museum. This post will commence on 1 Mar.; the appointment will be for 6 months in the first instance, with the possibility of renewal for a period of up to a further 6 months. Salary: £14,372–19,093 p.a. pro rata (Clerical and library grade c3). For further particulars, please email Closing date: Tues., 14 Feb. Please apply by handwritten letter with typed C.V. to Margaret Hauser, Administrator, Museum of the History of Science, Broad Street, Oxford, OX1 3AZ. Tel.: 01865 277280.

Further Mathematics A-level tutor wanted, 2–3 hours p.w. Please contact or call 01235 848491.

Organist sought. The Parish Church of St Andrews, Sandford-on-Thames (one mile outside Southern Ring Road, just past Littlemore) requires an organist to play on most or some Sunday mornings at 10 a.m. (Parish Communion) and work with a small, enthusiastic choir on some Wednesday evenings. Occasional evensongs, weddings, etc. If you are interested, or know of someone who may be, please contact Bob Morgan on 01865 748 848 or email

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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 . Comfortable semi- detached house, available now. Three bedrooms plus incorporated attic, sunroom. Bathroom with separate wc plus cloakroom, fully furnished. Double glazing, c.g.h. Suitable for family. £850 p.m. plus bills. Near park. Email:

Spacious, well-equipped and comfortable 4-bedroom house with garden in North Oxford (Summertown). Double glazing and c.h. Available for one year from Apr. £1,200 p.c.m. Owners professionally involved with Japan and speak Japanese. Please contact Dr and Mrs Powell on 01865 512472. Email: or

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. Email:

Available 1 Mar. for a minimum of 6 months' let (renewable): 2-bedroom furnished house with c.h., parking, private and communal garden. Very quiet attractive location (Iffley Turn), suitable for 1 couple or single occupancy. £750 p.m. plus council tax and utilities. Sorry, no smokers, no children, pets or sharers. Tel.: 01865 361494. Fax: 01865 368192. Email:

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Flats to Let

Paris pied-à-terre. Charming 1-room apartment (20 sqm) on 2nd floor in sought-after pedestrian Montorgueil area, central Paris, near Les Halles. Mattress (double) on mezzanine, plus sofa bed below. New shower room/wc. Separate fully- equipped kitchen. Telephone. Hi fi. Linen provided. Abundant food shops, supermarkets, launderette, cafés, and restaurants round the corner. Three min. to metro, thence direct line to Gare du Nord and Bibliothèque Nationale. Sorbonne, Louvre, Opera in easy walking distance.(Min. 1 month, max. 9 months). Up to 2 months: €1,000 p.m., longer than 2 months: €800 p.m. Deposit required (1 month's rent). Email: Tel.: 01865 512747.

North Oxford . One- and two-bedroom purpose-built fully-furnished apartments, within easy reach of most University and hospital departments, surrounded by sporting & shopping amenities. Best suited to mature professional and visiting academics. One-bedroom apartment available from Feb. at £695 p.c.m.; two- bedroom apartment available now at £795 p.c.m. All excluding utility and council tax where applicable. Tel.: 01865 516144 or email

Two-bedroom fully-furnished and equipped flat available in Summertown, Apr. to July. £695 p.m. plus utilities and council tax. Please contact

Small but very comfortable studio flat to let in North Oxford. Suitable for one person. Recently completely refurbished to high standard. Kitchen contains microwave and washing machine. Full bathroom with shower. Land line can be connected. £490 p.m. to include all utilities. Please call 01865 558137.

East Oxford. One double-bedroom flat available for let to professionals. Fully-furnished (incl. washer/dryer, kitchen/dining utensils, etc.). Cable TV/broadband access also optional. Large shared garden, off-street parking and secure cycle garage. Ideally placed for both universities, hospitals, BMW and Business and Science Parks. Photos: £750 p.m. Tel.: 07866 104439. Email:

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Vacation Let

Oxford, 24 July–1 Sep. 2006. Victorian house with four bedrooms in James Street. 15 min. walk from city centre and universities. Close to shops, parks, bus routes and restaurants. Four-storey house consists of a basement family/dining room with separate wc, a well-equipped kitchen, conservatory, playroom and living room, three bedrooms and bathroom, and further attic bedroom. Beautiful small back garden. £300 p.w. Tel.: 01865 724681. 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.

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:

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:

House share with one other in comfortable Oxford house. All amenities, close to centre, low rent. Aug. 2006–July 2007. Ideal for single person or couple. Email: Tel.: 01865 281834.

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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.

Friendly n-s couple (University employee and Ph.D. student) require furnished 1- or 2-bedroom flat or house in Oxford from Apr./early May. Should ideally be close to station, but other areas will be considered. Max. £750 p.c.m. Tel.: 01865 242049. Email:

Two retired women have a house in Juneau, Alaska, to exchange for house or flat in Oxford for one month beginning late May through June. Alaska house on tidelands with 3+ bedrooms, 2 baths, hot tub on deck with view of glacier, two pianos, two bikes, kayak, books. Three miles from UAS campus. Use of cars negotiable. Email:

House in Waterside/Jericho/Central North Oxford area wanted. We wish to purchase a house on the Oxford Waterside development, Jericho or central north Oxford area. Our budget is in the region of £340,000 and we do not have a property to sell. If you are thinking of selling your house now, or in the near future, please contact us at or on 0118 952 5036.

Seeking apartment to rent. One or two bedrooms. Paris, XV arrondissement, Aug. 2006'July 2007. Possibility for house exchange in Oxford, UK. Email: Tel.: 01865 281834.

Fully-furnished 2-bedroom flat or house sought for visiting academic couple from approximately 29 Apr. for two months. North Oxford or Jericho area preferred but will consider other areas. Looking for short-term lease, or house swap for lovely 3-bedroom house in Melbourne. Contact:

Vancouver-Oxford house exchange. Academic couple plus two 13-year old daughters seek house exchange for month of July. Modern, sunny home in Vancouver with living area, dining room, fully-fitted kitchen, three bedrooms, two studies, 2 bathrooms, 1 wc. Beautiful small garden; two friendly cats. Non-smoking. Very centrally located within walking distance to shops and parks. Short drive to the ocean. Car exchange possible. Prefer North or Central Oxford. Contact

House exchange required (Oxford ' France) for academic year 2006/07. My 2-bedroom house in North Oxford is convenient for University, city centre, and rail station. Cat sitting required and offered. Any region of France considered, but town or city preferred. If you have French colleagues or friends who might be interested, I can be contacted on 01865 559667.

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Holiday Lets

Two pretty, isolated, old-fashioned Sussex cottages for rent by week or weekend. Open fires, polished floors, large studies, lots of books, unfitted kitchens. No TV, no telephone. Set in own organic farm with woods, valleys, river, and views of South Downs. University, OUP and College members only. Prices from £125. Email:

Recently refurbished Dordogne Manor House between Bergerac and Mussidan in extensive private grounds, with full-sized swimming pool and tennis court. Available Easter and from June to Sept. Five double-bedrooms sleeping 10 adults, 1–2 children. All with bath or shower, and w.c. Spacious salon, panelled dining room, fully- equipped kitchen, laundry. Linen provided. June/Sept.: €1,500 p.w.; July/Aug.: €3,000 p.w. Contact: Martine Dickson on 0033 (0)553 807558 or 0033 (0)680 463786. Email:

Greek island holidays. Local villa specialist offers private pool villas, cottages and apartments in magnificent settings in the unspoilt and picturesque Greek islands of Skopelos and Alonissos. Private pool villas from only £70 p.p./p.w. Email: Tel.: +30 24240 29036. Fax: +30 24240 23057.

Southwest France. Between Albi and the medieval bastide town of Cordes, lovely 100-year old stone farmhouse on edge of village in the Tarn's 'Golden Triangle'. Six-acre grounds, 15 m. swimming pool, set amid sunflower fields and vineyards. Three bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2 living rooms, large well-equipped kitchen, separate wc/utility room. TV/video/DVD. Sleeps eight. Fully serviced. Several airports within easy reach. Call 0033 563 561 885 or email for details.

Chateau guesthouse in Normandy: Le Castel, an 1850s petit chateau near Coutances. Set in four acres of gardens just 20 min. from the sea. All Normandy's sights easily accessible. Five en suite guest rooms, 3 with fire places, all furnished in period style. Rooms from €100 per night, including breakfast. Call Nicholas on 0033 233 170045 or see

S.W. France. Local airports: Perpignan, Carcassonne, Gerona, Barcelona. Restored house with character in beautiful, friendly Corbiere village ('fleurie awarded'). Five double bedrooms, (3 en suite), 2 living rooms, fully-equipped kitchen and laundry, large roof terrace. Swimming in local rivers and lakes, beaches 30 miles. Popular with hikers, birdwatchers, on/off cyclists. Available all year round. Call Tony Venables on 01865 790813 or email

Provence at your feet. Well-equipped charming 17th-century stone house in quiet hamlet, 5 miles from beautiful mediaeval town of Uzès. Many facilities in surrounding area and good jumping-off place for exploring Nimes, Arles, Avignon, etc. Can accommodate 2 or 4 people plus 2 children. Details on, alternatively email or call 01245 420518.

Mousehole, Cornwall. Dylan Thomas called Mousehole the most beautiful village in England. We have two attractive little harbourside cottages to let, each sleeping four. They are only 40 yards from each other'two families often come together. Sandy beaches inside, rocky pool outside the harbour walls; fishing allowed off the quays. From £225'£465 p.w. Winter: £185 p.w. Winter breaks: £100 (3 nights). Contact Mrs Dancy on 01736 7311377 or see

N.W. France. Self-catering holiday cottage. A newly converted barn in peaceful country surroundings, close to the beautiful town of Morlaix and 20 min. drive from north coast beaches. Bright, airy sitting room with corner kitchen. Double bedroom, twin beds and en suite shower room. Village shops at Plougonven, 2km; 45 min. drive south from Roscoff. £250 p.w. Contact Yvonne Morgan on 0033 (0)298 78 70 59.

Cévennes, Gard/Ardèche borders. Mediterranean climate, dramatic mountain scenery, superb walking/riding and attractive river-swimming. Roman Provence, Rhône vineyards, Gorges du Tarn – all within easy reach. Two spacious, newly refurbished and entirely independent apartments in stone Cevenol 'mas', on the periphery of Mont Lozère National Park. Available separately, but very suitable for two families wishing to holiday together yet retain independence. One, sleeping 8+, has a vine-covered terrace, adjoining modern kitchen; salon; 3 bedrooms, bathroom and 2 shower rooms; the other accommodates 5/6 in two bedrooms with a huge kitchen/living area, generous shower room and cool covered terrace. Set at about 1,000 ft, with large shady gardens, the house is in a quiet hamlet. Near a village with shops. Easy access via cheap flights to Nimes/Montpellier/Marseilles. N-s only, please. Full c.h. available for cooler months. Prices from £245 p.w. For further details please call 01527 541360.

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