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Oxford University Gazette, 9 March 2006 : Advertisements


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Oxford Chamber Music Society, Sunday 19 March, 2.45 p.m., Holywell Music Room: the Dante String Quartet plays Shostakovich no. 3 in F op. 73, Rubbra no. 1 in F minor op. 35, and Schubert's great G major quartet D887, op. 161. Tickets £15, £13, £5 or £16, £14, £5 at the door or from 01865 305305. Free Cavatina tickets for 8–22 year-olds.

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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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MECO Monthly Forum. Jonathan Curiel, Reuters Fellow, Green College, and San Francisco Chronicle, will speak and lead a discussion on 'The U.S. Media and Islam: Contemporary Problems and Future Prospects'. This presentation takes place at 3 p.m. in the Summertown Hall (corner Banbury and Portland Roads) on Sun., 26 Mar. Free admission. Refreshments served. All welcome. For further details contact or 01865 766032.

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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. 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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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).

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.

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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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Situations Vacant

Jesus College: Secretary to the Home Bursar. The job is varied and responsible and requires the use of personal initiative as well as a wide range of administrative skills. The ideal candidate will be an experienced secretary who has personality and enjoys dealing with young people. Competent IT skills (Word, Excel, Access) are essential, as well as the ability to manage a busy schedule with a heavy workload. Salary on the university clerical and library scale 4 (£16,553--£19,093). Hours are 35 p.w., and benefits include 38 days' holiday per year, pension scheme, and free lunch. The closing date is Mon. 20 Mar., interviews on Tue. 28 Mar. Application forms and further details from the Assistant Bursar, Jesus College, Oxford OX1 3DW. Email: Tel.: 01865 (2)79716 .

Programme Officer: the Europaeum is seeking a bright, dedicated Programme Officer to oversee a variety of international university-level academic programmes. This is a challenging and rewarding position for a candidate with excellent organisational skills; at least one year's experience in events organising and/or administration required. Maternity cover from mid-Apr. with opportunities for advancement. Further information: (under 'Opportunities').

Oxford Analytica ( is seeking an Asia–Pacific Editor/Analyst (South and South-east Asia). The successful candidate will commission and edit analysis on the politics, economy and international relations of South and South-east Asia for publication in the Oxford Analytica Daily Brief. Candidates should have a firm grounding in the region, probably developed through a postgraduate degree and/or relevant experience. Analytical skills and the ability to write/edit with speed and accuracy are essential. The position is Oxford-based and confirmation is required of eligibility to work in the United Kingdom. CV and details of current salary to Graham Hutchings, Editor, Oxford Analytica Daily Brief, 5 Alfred Street, Oxford OX1 4EH, by 24 March. Email:

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Houses to Let

Botley and Wolvercote. Botley: fully-furnished 3 bedroom house available 8 April for £875 per month. Close to bus route. (Ref. 3301.) Wolvercote: detached family home with 4 bedrooms, 2 reception rooms, conservatory and large rear garden. Available in March for £1,500 per month. (Ref. 2954.) Finders Keepers. Tel.: 01865 311011.

Botley, Oxford: well-presented furnished semi-detached house with 2 reception rooms, large kitchen/breakfast room, utility room (dishwasher, washing machine), 2 double bedrooms and 1 single/study and family bathroom with bath and electric shower. G.c.h. and large gardens. Can be flexible regarding the amount of furniture. Ample parking outside the house. Good local amenities. Available from Apr. £875 p.c.m. plus utilities. Email:

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:

Tinkerbell Cottage in Boars Hill, Oxford. Four miles from city centre. Charming terraced cottage with gardens and stunning countryside views. Double bedroom plus study with sleeping loft. Furnished, working fireplace, off-street parking, close to Oxford buses. Suit couple or single person. £850 p.c.m. incl. utilities, except phone. No pets. Please contact 01865 735305 or

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Flats to Let

Two-bedroom ground floor flat in the Victorian house on Banbury road. £950 p/m. Available from 21 May. Also a flat to let in St Petersburg, Nevsky Prospekt. Telephone: Oxford 510735, Email:

Ground floor, Riverside: 1-bed flat, with large patio area and direct access to the Thames. Near Sandford Lock. Fully furnished. Private parking. One year or more, from June. £725 p.c.m. Non-smoker. Tel.: 0207 460 3100.

Recently refurbished south-facing maisonette a few minutes' walk from Magdalen Bridge; sitting-room, 1 double bedroom, 2 further bedrooms, shower, bathroom and separate WC. Off-peak electric heating. Ground-floor fully-fitted kitchen with new appliances and adjacent dining-room. Unfurnished, available immediately. £875 p.c.m. Tel.: 07733 164552; Email:

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Vacation Let

Summer in Oxford. Modern one-bedroom flat, May/June-Aug./Sept. flexible. Comfortable, newly refurbished, quiet, fully furnished and equipped. Central North Oxford, within easy walking distance of everything. £800 p.m. plus bills. Email:

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Accommodation Offered

Beautiful large room to rent for 6 months from Apr, (some flexibility): attractive, spacious house in Hertford Street; £300 excluding bills p/m; non-smoking professional sought, to share with 2 others. Call Zara on 01865 726995/ 0773 9144957. Email:

Central location: Jericho, Great Clarendon Street. Beautiful dormer room with separate shower room, etc. Entire top floor of a private house guaranteeing quiet and privacy, warm and comfortable with TV, simple cooking facilities (microwave, kettle, fridge, washing up facilities). Reasonable rent. Brand new furnishings and fittings. Suitable for graduate student. Broadband imminent. Please call 01865 310198 (6 p.m.–8 p.m.).

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.

College and County have a number of larger properties with full HMO status; ideal for college lets. If you are still looking for accommodation for the next academic year, please contact us at to discuss your accommodation requirements.

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:

A home away from home. Attractive, comfortable B&B accommodation in light, cheerful house suitable for academics. On bus route, just over a mile from the High Street. Quiet. Special discounted rates for weekly/monthly stay. Casual rate: £39 per night (single); £60 (double). British breakfast inclusive. Tel.: 01865 770 501. Email:

Short let (3–10 weeks) in North Oxford. Independent male graduate wanted to share quiet house facing Port Meadow. Shared kitchen. £60 p.w. incl. fuel. Tel.: 01865 515379.

Comfortable ground floor room overlooking lovely North Oxford garden in unique, spacious flat. Own entrance; en suite shower. Further study space available in garden cabin. Kitchen area and laundry as required. Would suit graduate, D.Phil student, visiting or oversees academic, or businessperson on regular assignment. Long lease (six months renewable) offered. N-s only. Available mid-Apr. References, please. Email: Tel.: 01865 511276.

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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 available

Office accommodation in Oxford: North Oxford, 5 minutes from St Giles'. Detached garden bungalow with private access, 4 rooms and amenities. Alternatives: a suite of 3 rooms, another of 2 rooms. Facilities complete—BT, NTL, fax outlets, broadband, car-parking. Quiet location. Tel.: 01865 511111.

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Accommodation Sought

Seeking furnished apartment to rent for Trinity term (approx. 20 April–20 June) for visiting Columbia University professor. One or two bedrooms, good light and proximity to parks preferred. 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.

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. Max. £800 p.c.m. Tel.: 01865 242049. Email:

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Holiday Lets

Tuscany/Siena: lovely country house fully refurbished last year, with 2 doubles, swimming pool and fantastic view, easily reachable from Castelnuovo Berardenga in Chianti, 17km from Siena. See

NW France, Brittany: traditional, small granite farmhouse with large garden in unspoilt countryside. Near pretty towns of Treguier and Pontrieux. 25 minutes from beaches. Sitting room with double sofa-bed, kitchen/dining room, shower room, double bedroom, twin bedroom and WC on first floor. Sleeps 6. Walking, riding, fishing, watersports nearby. Closest ports St Malo and Roscoff. £200–£250 p.w. Contact Katarina Emms on 01865 716924 or

Tuscany, Villa S. Stefano: an ideal place for your vacation in the best of Siena area, a secluded and quiet villa in the Tuscan countryside, accommodates up to 10 people, with 3 bathrooms with jacuzzi, large dining-living room, all appliances kitchen, air conditioning, SAT, garden, pool, BBQ, private parking. Car for hire, cooking lessons, and many other options and extras available. Tel.: +393287133951. Email:

Apulia, south-eastern Italy: 2-bedroom apartment, sleeping 3, to rent. Situated in the quiet old quarter of the seaside town of Monopoli, within 5 minutes' walk of a sandy beach, 45 minutes by car or train from Bari (Ryanair) and Brindisi airports; c.h., air conditioning, dishwasher, washing-machine, and rooftop terrace. €400 p.w. until May. Christmas, New Year, Easter: €700. Min. stay: 3 nights. Angela Montemurro. Tel.: 0039 3282 768 344. Email:

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:

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.

Tuscany. Small traditional farmhouse in Chianti, 15 min. from Siena, amid olive groves, overlooking unspoilt valley, beautiful view of Siena's skyline. Sleeps up to 6, simply but decently equipped; car essential Small pool and idyllic surroundings. Photos and rates at Email:

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

Holiday home in Western France to let. Situated in Venise Verte, 40 min. from La Rochelle and beaches. Pretty stone cottage in village setting. Sleeps 6. Fully-equipped kitchen, comfortable lounge and 3 bedrooms. Enclosed garden and access to canal network and private punt. Ideal for cycling, walking, boating, fishing, painting, touring etc. £400 p.w. (high season). Contact Linda Eaton on 07919 308912 or 01635 202868.

Dordogne, 12 miles north of Bergerac. Two charming houses, 80 yards apart, in 22 acres, ensuring complete privacy. Farmhouse sleeps 8; converted barn sleeps 4/5. Can be let separately or together. Ideal for two families on a joint holiday. Peaceful rural location with spectacular views. Fully equipped. Superb 40 ft pool with terrace. Brochure, etc. Tel.: 01307 818376.

Pembrokeshire Cottage near Fishguard, 1 km from coast. Ideal for rambling, reading, and relaxing. Cosy, secluded cottage well situated for the coast path and inland walking routes. Accessible by public transport and 10 min. from shops, pubs, beaches. Stove, books, own garden. Children/dogs welcome. Sleeps 3+, caravan accommodation also available. Modest rates, especially in low season. For brochure please call 01348 872080 or email

Algarve, Portugal. Delightful first-floor two-bedroom apartment in unspoilt Manta Rota near Tavira. Bright, airy sitting room, fully-equipped kitchen. Linen provided. Washing machine and dryer. Air conditioner/heaters. Satellite TV with UK channels. CD and DVD players. A few minutes' stroll from excellent beach. Great restaurants, cafés, shops, and bars. £200 p.w.–£350 p.w. Email: or telephone 01865 769328.

French Pyrenees. Two traditional stone houses, at 850 m with wonderful views (Chateau de Montsegur), ideal for walking and relaxing. All facilities included for £170–£300 p.w., depending on numbers. We are 1¼ hours from Carcassone. Please tel.: 00 33 5610 13046, for photographs and more information.

Luxury lodge, Clowance Country Club Estate, Cornwall. Sleeps 6. Three bedrooms, private sauna and jacuzzi bath, fully self-contained, plasma screen TV in lounge/dining room, individual TVs in each bedroom. Set in glorious grounds with golf course, tennis courts, swimming, walks, restaurant, and much more. Special one-off discount for the week commencing Fri., 24 Mar. Contact Dr Yee on 01865 790221.

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House for Sale

Chalet bungalow in Freeland: 4 bedrooms, 3 reception, 2 bathrooms; in a quiet, beautiful setting on edge of village, 9 miles from Oxford centre; three-quarters of an acre garden with stable and tack- room plus double garage. £485,000 private sale. Tel.: 079 777 47914.

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