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Oxford University Gazette, 8 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:

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Carol Service

The OULS and Bodleian Library Carol Service will be held on Tues., 20 Dec., at 12.30–1.30 p.m. All staff and readers are most welcome. Come for all or part of this celebration of Christmas in readings and carols. For details, call Simon Bentley on 01865 277204.

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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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The Blackwell's Bookshop Event. On Wed., 14 Dec. at 7.30 p.m., acclaimed children's author Philip Pullman will talk with Leonie and Carl Gombrich about their grandfather E.H. Gombrich's timeless and inspiring work A Little History of the World. Tickets only 2 (redeemable against your purchase of A Little History of the World). Available now from Blackwell's, 48--51 Broad Street, Oxford, OX1 3BQ or reserve on 01865 333623 or by email at

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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. 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 Antony's International Review (STAIR)

St Antony's International Review (STAIR) is Oxford's only peer-reviewed academic journal on international affairs to be run entirely by graduate students. It publishes in special editions twice a year, and attempts to provide a vibrant cross-disciplinary forum in which emerging scholars can publish their work alongside established academics and policymakers. We encourage you to reserve your copy of the recently published second issue on 'Human Security' or purchase an annual subscription. If you would like to subscribe or submit a paper for the upcoming publication on 'The International Politics of Oil,' please consult our website at or 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).

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.

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Tuition Offered

The way you use yourself affects how you function—yet it is something you probably never think about. Poor use is often reflected in poor posture, back pain and stress. Through Alexander Technique lessons you can achieve an overall improvement in use. For lessons in central Oxford or Headington, contact Stephen Cooper on 01865 765511 or, or pick up a leaflet from 28 Beaumont Street. Student rates.

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.

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.

Christ Church Picture Gallery is currently looking for a Head Invigilator (part-time). The Picture Gallery houses an important collection of European paintings, drawings and sculptures. It is open to the public and the Invigilators are responsible on a day-to-day basis for the security of the collection. The Head Invigilator will supervise the team of Invigilators, oversee the running of the gallery shop and deal with several other issues. We are looking for a smart, reliable person who is willing to work as part of a small team. Experience of security and/or retail would be an advantage. This post will be suitable for a mature person who might have retired early from a professional career but seeks part-time employment in a responsible position. £6.80 per hour. Please contact the Curator of the Picture Gallery (Ms Jacqueline Thalmann, Christ Church Picture Gallery, Oxford OX1 1DP), including a C.V. and the names of two referees. If you are called to interview the references will be taken up.

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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:

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:

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:

Quiet 2-bedroom terraced property with garden in North Oxford. Fully furnished. Fully-fitted kitchen with dishwasher and washing machine. Bathroom with electric shower. Garage. Available from end Dec. at £795 p.c.m. Ring or email College and County for viewings. Tel.: 01865 722277. Email:

Stable cottage. Small single bedroom courtyard cottage in Steeple Aston (11 miles north of Oxford), available Jan.–June (renewable). Part furnished, bedroom, bathroom, landing/study area upstairs, kitchen and sitting room downstairs. Woodburning stove/storage heating. Village bus and train service (Heyford) to Oxford. £480 p.c.m. Tel.: 01869 347184. Email:

Central Abingdon. Cosy, modern house in private, gated mews. Quiet situation in conservation area. Two min. walk to the river. Excellent condition. Lounge/dining room, kitchen, cloakroom, 2 bedrooms, both en suite. Double glazing, g.c.h., small south-facing garden, parking space. Unfurnished. Available immediately. Only 20 min. bus ride to central Oxford. £825 p.c.m. Call Mrs G. Butt on 01235 521929 or email

North Abingdon. An unusual and individual home in a secluded position. Available with or without an attached self-contained 1-bedroom annexe. Three double bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, light and spacious, double garage and parking. Telephone Carol on 01235 535454 or email for further details.

North Oxford house. Available Jan.–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. £895 p.c.m. (plus utilities/tax) ONO. Email: Tel: 01865 515 240.

Two properties: 1.) Cumnor Hill. Substantial unfurnished family 4-bed detached house. Large sitting room-cum-dining room. Kitchen diner. Study. G.c.h. Double garage, gardens. Swimming Pool. Available shortly. £1,900 p.c.m. 2.) Near Woodstock, Taston. Attractive secluded 4-bedroom detached cottage, recently refurbished. Large kitchen. Sitting room/dining room with log burning fire. Furnished. O.c.h. Gardens. Available now. £675 p.c.m. Contact Brooks Property Management on 01865 728597 or email

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Flats to Let

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.

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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

North Oxford. Newly built large self-contained studio room. Own front door, shower room, kitchenette, walk-in cupboard. Newly furnished, internet point, attic storage. Suit mature n-s professional/academic or couple. Right on bus route, quiet side street location, garden view, off-street parking. References required. £600 p.c.m. to include hot water and some heating. Tel.: 01865 559699.

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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.

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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:

Rural Andalusia. Traditional Spanish farmhouse in glorious unspoiled countryside with stunning views. Ideal place for exploring national parks and enjoying a range of outdoor activities. Only one hour from Malaga; two hours from Granada and Seville. Simple but comfortable rooms and wonderful home cooking, swimming pool, and bar. Available all year. €30 p.p./p.n., incl. breakfast. Discounts for 8+ days. For more information email Tel.: +34 952 111869.

Gozo. Charming Mediterranean island. Superb views from our comfortable villa with pool, suitable for families of up to six. Rates are £800 p.w. in high season, other rates by application. For full colour photos and more details, ring 01367 240049 or see

South-West France, Tarn. Superbly renovated cottage, large private swimming pool, spectacular views, open plan living room, three double/twin bedrooms, two bathrooms, fully-equipped kitchen, south-facing terrace, barbecue. Full linen supplied. Beautiful unspoilt countryside. Available all year. Please contact me on 0033 563 404083. Email: Website:

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.

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House 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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