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Oxford University Gazette, 12 January 2006 : Advertisements
  • Disclaimer notice
  • Oxford University Newcomers' Club
  • Society for Graduates
  • Oxford v. Cambridge Boat Race
  • School Scholarship Offered
  • Antiques Bought and Sold
  • Restoration and Conservation of Antique Furniture
  • Cafe Zouk
  • Services Offered
  • Domestic Services
  • Tuition Offered
  • Situations Vacant
  • Houses to Let
  • Flats to Let
  • Accommodation Offered
  • Self-catering Apartments
  • Office Accommodation
  • Accommodation Sought
  • Holiday Lets

  • Disclaimer

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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. 20 Jan., Mark Davies, 'The Abingdon Waterturnpike Murder: crime and punishment in 18th-century Oxfordshire'; 27 Jan., Dr Martin Speight, 'The health of corals: do reefs have a future?'; 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 v. Cambridge Boat Race

    Sun., 2 April. Join the Oxford University Society to watch the 2006 Boat Race from 'the ultimate riverside venue', the Fulham Football Club at Craven Cottage. Fulham's new conference facilities offer plasma screen televisions for when the boats are out of sight, and outdoor space on the river for when they are in view. The afternoon will start with a 3-course meal and finish with the race at 4.30 p.m., all for only £50. Please contact or 01865 288087 for details.

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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.

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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 51322. Mobile: 07958 780009. Email: Website:

    Window cleaning. James' Cleaning Company provides a window cleaning service for Oxfordshire, residential and college. Established since 1999, James' Cleaning Company provides a reliable, high- quality service. Tel.: 01865 722756. Email:

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    Tuition Offered

    Piano tuition with qualified and enthusiastic teacher. Free interview lesson. Specialist in teaching adult beginners and restarters. Teaching studio in Headington. All styles taught. Competitive rates. Piano accompanying services also available. Contact Leon Maciocia on 07962 067774. Email: Website:

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    Situations Vacant

    AMERA, a UK-based charity (No. 1098788), is seeking to employ a part-time (7 hours p.w.) administrator/accountant. Must be experienced with Excel and equipped to work from home. The appointment is from 15 Jan. Application, C.V., and the names of two referees should be forwarded by email to Professor Barbara Harrell-Bond at and Sarah Moorehead 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:

    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 for sabbatical. All inclusive (except phone), £1,300 p.m. Available now. Details:

    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

    Iffley Village. Lovely 2-bedroom Victorian terraced house in highly desirable area of Oxford. Two miles from city centre. Excellent bus routes. Available immediately, for 6 months or one-year lease. Furnished or unfurnished. £850 p.c.m. Contact Robin Edwards on 07768 712534. Email:

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    Flats to Let

    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.

    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

    Flat in Victorian house, Iffley Road. One mile to city centre. Large sitting room/kitchen, bedroom, bathroom/shower. Rent to include council tax, hot water, some c.h. £610 p.c.m. (low rent because not self contained in daytime.) Suit single non-smoker over 25. Tel.: 01869 350372.

    Polstead Road. In this prime North Oxford location, this one-bedroom garden apartment is available in Feb. and ideal for a visiting academic. Please contact Finders Keepers on 01865 311011. Property reference: 2353.

    Summertown. Two-bedroom (both double), totally refurbished bright flat, all main appliances, (washer/dryer, dishwasher, etc.), double-glazed. Shared garden. Off-street parking. Easy access to buses, shops, restaurants, ring road, city centre. Furnished or unfurnished. From Feb. £830 p.c.m. Tel.: 01865 453608 or 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:

    Room to let in 16th-century cottage in Old Marston, offering a home from home environment. Ten min. from the city centre, walking distance from local shops and easy access to Headington hospitals. Shared facilities with one other, all mod. cons., private garden, parking, and weekly cleaner. £440 p.m. (incl. all bills except telephone). Available for long or short lets. Tel.: 01865 250722.

    Warm comfortable rooms available. Visitors or sabbatical. £100 p.w. Also, one self-contained studio flat, £500 p.m. Tel.: 01865 556994.

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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.

    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:

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    Holiday Lets

    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.

    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:

    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:

    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.

    Converted stone barn to let in idyllic setting, 24 kilometres south of Florence, Italy. Sleeps four, reasonable rates. No pool but beautiful lake nearby. Long-term rent negotiable. For more information please contact Tel.: 0039 3400777735.

    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

    Tuscany. In a charming village near Siena, two comfortably furnished rustic apartments, with shaded terrace, orchard. A short walk from shops, bar, restaurant etc. The perfect retreat. Rent p.w.: Flat A (sleeps 4): £350. Flat B (sleeps 2 + 1): £290. Flats A & B together (sleep 6 + 1): £560. Heating by wood-burner. Free firewood. No extras. Brochure: tel/fax:+44 (0)1428 714 363. Mobile: +44(0)7747 666331. Email:

    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:

    Southern Ardeche, France. Beautiful old converted barn high in Cevennes mountains opposite Provence—sleeps 6. Own entrance, terrace, and paddock. Spectacular landscape; views to 100 miles. More wildlife than people. Walk, ride, swim rivers. Great markets and fairs—need car. Eat, drink, sleep well. £475 p.w. Tel.: 0207 722 6740. Email:

    Italy, Le Marche. Luxurious guesthouse run by Italian family; excellent home cooking. Set in stunning countryside. Swimming pool. 25 min. from Sibillini mountains: skiing, trekking, canoeing; 30 min. from coastal beaches; 45 min. from Ancona airport. Very reasonable rates. Ideal for short breaks, all seasons. Nearest large town: Macerata. Contact 01865 513739 for further details or email Daniele Castellani at

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