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Oxford University Gazette, 10 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:

A Christmas Fair will be held in the clubrooms on Wed., 16 Nov.,10.30 a.m. to 12 noon. Newcomers, children and friends are all welcome. Entrance £1.50 to include coffee and mince-pies.

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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. 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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Dine at the Bodleian

Enjoy an exclusive evening in the Divinity School or Convocation House beneath the Bodleian Library. These stunning historic rooms can be the venue for evening drink receptions, cocktail parties, presentations, Christmas parties and smaller private occasions. The Divinity School can accommodate up to 200 guests and the Convocation House for a maximum of 50 people. Special University rates apply. For more details please contact us on 01865 277224 or at to discuss your requirements.

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St Giles' Thursday Lunchtime Talks

Oxford Connections: 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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MECO Monthly Forum. Professor Iftikhar Malik, History Department, Bath Spa University, will present an illustrated lecture and discussion on: 'Islam in South Asia: contemporary trends and discourses' on Sun., 13 Nov. at 3 p.m. in 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 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. Tickets available from the Playhouse (£10/£5 concessions). The Oxford University Orchestra is part of OUMS, supported by PricewaterhouseCoopers.

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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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.

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

An enduring gift: your portrait in oils, from £270. Purchase only if you are satisfied. Local artist trained at the Ruskin and the Slade Schools of Drawing and Fine Art. Call 01865 768775.

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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:

Piano lessons. Experienced teacher; adults and children; all grades. Beginners welcome. Contact Miss P. Read, BA (Hons) L.R.A.M. (Near Kidlington, Oxford). Tel.: 01865 331147.

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.

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:

Public Speaking/Presentations. Intensive one-day course in Oxford on Sat., 19 Nov. Learn the technique and know-how required to be a confident speaker. For details phone Rosarie Nolan on 01865 437232 or visit

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

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Situations Vacant

Volunteer Guides. The Bodleian Library is very grateful for the support of a team of volunteer guides. We have over 200,000 visitors each year for which we provide a variety of tours and information. We are looking to increase our volunteer guides and are seeking people with an ability and desire to communicate to visitors accurate historical information in a clear, friendly manner. Full training, information, and support will be given. For more information or an application form please contact 01865 277224.

The Maison Française d'Oxford seeks a Bilingual Information Officer/Secretary. Candidates should be dynamic, well- organised and flexible in order to take on this varied role. Duties will range from receptionist/secretarial tasks to generating and coordinating marketing and communications projects. Thorough knowledge of MS Office required (incl. database management). 35-hour week and generous holiday allowance. Application letters with C.V.including two referees to be sent by 25 Nov. to: The Bursar, Maison Française d'Oxford, 2–10 Norham Road, Oxford, OX2 6SE. Fax: 01865 274225. Email:

The Maison Française d'Oxford urgently seeks a Bursar. Candidates should be bilingual, dynamic and thoroughly organised in order to undertake this demanding role. The bursar is in charge of the daily running of the research centre and of the small hall of residence. Knowledge of French public accountancy practices would be an advantage but training will be given. Duties will include financial administration, budget forecasting, personnel and building management. 35-hour week and generous holiday allowance. Further information on the Maison Française activities can be obtained from our website at Application letters with C.V.including two referees to be sent by 25 Nov. to: The Bursar, Maison Française d'Oxford, 2–10 Norham Road, Oxford, OX2 6SE. Fax: 01865 274225. Email:

Past and Present, the history journal, is looking for secretarial/editorial support for the present academic year. A history graduate, currently or recently in a graduate programme, with good word-processing skills and a grasp of IT, is needed to do secretarial/editorial work for between 6 and 12 hours p.w., at P&P's Summertown offices. We value accuracy and attention to detail. Salary: £5,000 per year (pro rata), paid quarterly as a retainer, plus £10.25 per hour worked, up to a total ceiling of £10,000. The actual hours would vary according to the pressure of business; the days worked would be subject to negotiation. Closing date: Fri., 18 Nov. Those interested please send an application and Charles Philpin at Past and Present, 175 Banbury Rd, Oxford OX2 7AW, or by email at

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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:

Superb, modern, architect-designed house in residential North Oxford. Easy access to city centre (several bus routes, or walk along road or canal). Quiet location. Very much has feeling of being out in the country. Large kitchen/dining room. Large living room upstairs, taking advantage of view over large green open space. Modern furniture. Fully equipped. C.h. Available from March. N-s preferred. Tel.: 01865 511825 (evenings, Sundays). 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 . 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:

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.

Summertown. We are going to South Africa for 3 ½ months and would like to let our warm, comfortable house to n-s single or couple only, from 1 Dec.–12 Mar. Rent negotiable to right person. Tel.: 01865 558427.

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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:

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.

Two properties: (1.) Very spacious (80 sqm) newly renovated one-bedroom flat in the historical centre of Saint Petersburg (Russia) available for short- and long-term rent. (2.) Two-bedroom flat in North Oxford city centre on the ground floor of a Victorian house available from Christmas onwards. £950 p.m. Please contact

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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.

Pretty room with newly-installed lovely en suite bathroom in family house (parent and two teenagers), central Oxford. Suitable for quiet, responsible, female, n-s post grad. Shared kitchen with Aga. Low rent of £85 p.w. (incl. most bills) reflects fact that the room is small and that building work is ongoing. Please contact

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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.

Hampshire cottage to let for the weekend or longer in designated area of outstanding natural beauty; 75 min. from Oxford. Sleeps 9. Includes use of large garden and tennis court. For details, please email

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For Sale

An Omega CS Treadmill in excellent condition with full instructions (sale due to house move). £450. Buyer collects. Tel.: 07979 377862.

Folding weight bench (York 6605), plus a variety of weights. Hardly used. £35. Buyer must collect from Marston. Please contact n

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