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Oxford University Gazette, 15 December 2005 : Advertisements
  • Disclaimer notice
  • Oxford University Newcomers' Club
  • Carol Service
  • Society for Graduates
  • 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

    Respondents to advertisements are asked to note the following, which is an extract from the Terms and Conditions of acceptance of advertisements:

    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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    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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    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. 16 Dec.: Christmas Dinner. For more information, contact Anita Segar, President, on 01865 730574.

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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).

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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 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.

    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.

    Oxford Analytica is seeking an International Economy Editor. The successful candidate will commission, edit and write analysis on the global economy for publication in the Oxford Analytica Daily Brief. A firm grounding in economics is required, developed through postgraduate study and/or relevant work experience. Analytical skills and the ability to write/edit with speed and accuracy are essential. The position is Oxford-based and evidence will be required of entitlement to work in the United Kingdom or confirmation that such entitlement is easily obtainable. Closing date: 31 Dec. Full resume, letter of application and details of current salary to Graham Hutchings, Editor, The Oxford Analytica Daily Brief, Oxford Analytica Ltd, 5 Alfred Street, Oxford OX1 4EH. Email:

    Helen and Douglas House Hospice seeks medically qualified doctor with at least 4 years' experience. Attractive remuneration package. Sessional work. in East Oxford. The charity has 8 beds for children from 0 years to 18 years and 4 beds for adults from 16 years to 40 years, who are suffering from life-limiting and life shortening illnesses and provides respite and end of life care. The post holder will need to pre-clerk admissions, establish existing medication and provide appropriate care during the stay; there are highly skilled nurses and care staff. Please contact Clare Edwards, Director of Clinical Services on 01865 794749 or 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:

    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:

    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:

    South Oxford. Early Victorian house in Vicarage Road off the Abingdon Road, near Hinksey Park. One mile from town centre. Furnished: two double bedrooms, sitting room, dining room, kitchen, bathroom, good-size south-facing garden with sheltered patio; side entrance to garden. Available Mar.–Dec. 2006. £850 p.c.m. For more details, please phone 01865 246428 after 7.30 p.m.

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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.

    Flat available 6 Feb. to 6 Mar. inclusive. Comfortable, quiet, sunny third-floor flat with large balcony overlooking shared garden. Excellent North Oxford location, 20 min. walk or five min. by bus from centre and five min. from Summertown shops. Open plan sitting room/kitchen, double bedroom, bathroom, off-road parking. Washing machine. No TV or lift. £600 p.m. incl. bills, except telephone. Tel.: 01865 310254. Email: jenny€

    Light, spacious Woodstock Road flat for rent, mid-Jan.–30 June 2006. Double bedroom, single bedroom/study, living room, bathroom with bath and shower, fully-equipped kitchen with washing machine, dryer, dish washer. G.c.h. Own garden and off-street parking. 5 min. walk from Summertown shops. £950 p.c.m., plus bills. 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:

    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

    Jericho house share. Seeking mature female to share beautiful, quite, clean house with garden. Close to shops, restaurants, cinema, university buildings; immediate access to Port Meadows. Fully- furnished, with good-size double bedroom overlooking gardens, bathroom with power shower, well-equipped kitchen, attractive living space with French doors to garden. House will be shared with female professional/doctoral student and two cats. Suit academic/professional/graduate student seeking high standards. Available Jan. Medium/long-term. £550 p.c.m. Tel.: 07985 905961. Email:

    Room to let in period property in Old Marston from 1 Jan. Beautiful and unusual setting with private garden, parking, shared facilities with one other and all mod. cons. £440 p.m. which includes a weekly cleaner and bills except telephone. Close to Headington hospitals and 10 min. from city centre. Available for short or long term let. Tel.: 01865 250722.

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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:

    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:

    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:

    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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