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Oxford University Gazette, 3 November 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.

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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. 4 Nov., Dr Allan Chapman, 'Gunpowder treason and plot: Guy Fawkes and Elizabethan Terrorism'; 11 Nov., Rosemary Tucker, 'From paradise to devastation: rebuilding Sri Lanka after the tsunami'; 18 Nov., Adam Symons, Environment & Economy; 'Waste in Siberia and the legacy of communism and capitalism'; 25 Nov., Dr Martin Speight, Dept. of Zoology, 'The health of corals—do reefs have a future?'; 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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St Giles' Thursday Lunchtime Talks

Oxford Connections: 3 Nov., 'The secret history of outdoor Shakespeare', Michael Dobson; 10 Nov., 'Imaginary gardens with real toads', Ann Pilling; 17 Nov., 'Shared lives', Lyndall Gordon; 24 Nov., tba, Iain Pears; 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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The Oxford University Orchestra will play Shostakovich Symphony No. 10 and Saint-Saëns Organ Symphony at 8 p.m. on 12 Nov. in the Sheldonian Theatre. Conductor: Jason Lai. The Oxford University Orchestra is part of OUMS, supported by PricewaterhouseCoopers. Tickets available from the Playhouse (£10/£5 concessions).

Twentieth Anniversary Concert of Oxford University Press Choir. The Oxford Sinfonia. Franz Joseph Haydn: 'The Creation'. Erica Eloff (soprano),Mark Wilde (tenor), Matthew G. Brook (bass).Sun., 13 Nov. at 7.30 p.m. in the Sheldonian Theatre. Tickets: £15/£12/£8 (concessions available). Tel.: 0870 7500659.

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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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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.

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

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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.

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Tuition Offered

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

Beech Tree Nursery School at Rye St Antony School: taking children aged 3–5 years. High adult-child ratio. Exceptional environment for creative learning. Set in idyllic wooded grounds. Early Years Grant for 3–5 year olds. 8.30 a.m.–3.30 p.m. Extended day available by request. For further information or to arrange a visit, please contact: Rye St Antony School, Pullen's Lane, Headington, Oxford OX3 0BY. Tel.: 01865 762802. Fax: 01865 763611. Email:

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Situations Vacant

The Department of Chemistry (Chemical Biology) has a vacancy for a Technician with BTec, HNC or City & Guilds qualifications to work for Professor Hagan Bayley, Professor of Chemical Biology, in the new Chemistry Research Laboratory to start as soon as possible. Salary: £16,553–£19,622 (Technician Grade D). You will participate in research projects using molecular genetic and biochemical techniques, and provide general laboratory support by maintaining equipment, preparing stock solutions and samples, and overseeing supplies of chemicals and consumables. The University is an Equal Opportunities Employer. Two copies of applications (quoting reference DQ.05.002.HB) including a C.V.and the details of two referees should be sent to Leah Neubauer, Chemical Biology Sub-Department, University of Oxford, Chemistry Research Laboratory, 12 Mansfield Road, Oxford, OX1 3TA, from whom further particulars are also available. Tel.: 01865 285101. Email: Closing date: 18 Nov. Find out more about Chemistry at Oxford at and Professor Bayley's laboratory at

Mansfield College requires an Assistant Librarian (Clerical and Library Grade 3). Salary: £14,372 to £16,553 pro rata. This is a part-time post for at least 25 hours p.w. during each of the three extended University terms together with some vacation work at hours subject to negotiation. The post is available as soon as possible. Closing date: 17 Nov. with interviews to take place in late Nov. Further details can be obtained from Alma Jenner, Librarian, Mansfield College, Oxford OX1 3TF. 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:

Jericho Waterside. Modern, furnished 2-bedroom, 2- bathroom house. G.c.h. Garden; car parking. Open views to rear over meadows, within walking distance to city centre. Available now. £975 p.m. Contact Brooks Property Management on 01865 728597 or email

Moreton-in-Marsh. One-bedroom end terrace stone cottage; walking distance Railway Station (Oxford 35 min.; Paddington 95 min.); largely unfurnished. G.c.h. and hot water. Recently redecorated, new carpets. Kitchen with cooker, fridge-freezer, washing machine. Living room. Bathroom with power shower over bath, airing cupboard. Large double bedroom. No garden; on-street parking; no pets; n-s only. £495 p.c.m. plus bills. Email:

Summertown, Oxford: Spacious furnished house and garden available for rent from early Feb. to late Apr. Four bedrooms (one with en suite), study (broadband connection), large kitchen/dining room and double sitting room. Quiet side road two min. to Summertown shops, 1.5 miles to city centre. Frequent buses. For details, email or call 01865 514998.

Beautifully modernised house to let in East Oxford, Dec. through Apr. 2006. Two double bedrooms, two studies, sitting room, dining room, 1½ bathrooms. C.h., appliances. Near centre (20 min. walk to Bodleian), near London bus. Walled garden. £1,000 p.m. Phone 242966 for appointment to view.

North Oxford . Comfortable fully-furnished semi- detached house, for one year or longer, from Dec. Three bedrooms plus incorporated attic, sun room. Bathroom with separate wc, plus cloakroom. Double glazing, c.g.h. Suitable for family. £850 p.m. plus bills. Near park. Email: or

North Oxford . Family house to let from 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. £1,100 p.c.m. (plus utilities/tax) ONO. Email: Tel.: 01865 515240.

Terraced House to let in Yarnton. Two double bedrooms, newly fitted kitchen. Modern and clean décor throughout. G.c.h. Garden and parking. Suit professional couple or two sharing. N-s only. On bus route. 700 p.c.m. plus bills. Available for 6-month lease initially. Contact Clare on 07710 540265 or at

Charming Cottage in Wolvercote village with convenient access to the city centre and walks on Port Meadow. Ideal for visiting academics. Available immediately. £875 p.c.m. Reference 2741. Contact Finders Keepers on 01865 311011.

Quiet terraced house, furnished, available Oct. Situated in West Oxford near meadows and river. Two double bedrooms; large kitchen with washing machine, gas cooker, fridge and freezer; dining room, lounge and sitting room; 40' garden and patio; g.c.h.; bathroom with power shower. Very convenient for train station. Fifteen min. walk from town centre. £850 p.m. excl. Email:

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Flats to Let

Central North Oxford. One-bedroom split-level apartment (conversion just completed). Bright, open plan on three levels with spacious lounge and kitchen/diner. Suitable for a mature professional and academic requiring high standard. Situated within minutes' walk from most University departments and within easy reach of central hospitals. £675 p.c.m. excl. utility and council tax where applicable. Available for the academic year (short-term option considered). Tel.: 01865 516144. Email:

A very spacious one-bedroom flat in the historic centre of Saint Petersburg, available for short and long term rent. Contact please at:

Convenient city living. Modern two-bedroom, two-bathroom apartment with off-street parking, available fully furnished to a high standard. 1,200 p.m. Ref.: 2720. Contact Finders Keepers on 01865 311011.

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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:

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 770501. 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

Flat share in Central/North Oxford. Spacious, sunny flat. Washer-drier, TV, DVD player, off-street parking. Suitable for visiting academic, professional, or graduate student. Available immediately. Tel.: 01865 511555.

Wheatley. Single room to let. Separate entrance/bathroom/study/sitting room; share of modern kitchen. Parking available. N-s female only. Suit professional/visiting academic. Local amenities include healthclub, restaurants, supermarkets and library. Near Brookes campus. £500 p.c.m. Currently at (OX33 1YE). Contact:

Accommodation for one person in house close to any of the colleges and JR Hospital. Room, large bed, desk, wardrobe, wash basin use of bathroom/shower. Use of kitchen, dishwasher, washer/dryer, garden. Room for car in road, bicycle place, easy bus service. Contact Taylor on 07703 599607. Email:

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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

Oxford academic going on sabbatical? Long-term University employee, ideal for house/cat-sitting, will maintain your home with love and care. Excellent references from two households. Long-term only. Tel.: 01865 423155. Email:

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. n

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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:

Carefully converted farmhouse in South-West France (Tarn-et-Garonne) available for several periods, May–Sept. Tranquil but accessible. Accommodates six plus baby. Swimming pool and attractive outside sitting areas. Modern facilities and excellent local support. Barbecue, wood-burning stove and c.h. all available. Discounts negotiable for University members and longer lets. Details from and queries to

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