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Oxford University Gazette, 19 January 2006 : 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:

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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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Sat., 21 Jan. (1st week), 7.30 p.m., Merton College Chapel. Oxford Spezzati Soloists and Orchestra play J.S. Bach, Mass in B Minor. Leader: Kate Riley. Continuo: John Oxlade. Conductor: Nick Mumby. Tickets: £10/£5 (concessions)/£4 (OUMS cardholders) available on the door or reservations on 07973 655489 or by email at

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Joseph Butler Society

Hilary Term lectures: Mon., 30 Jan., 8.15 p.m. (for 8.30 p.m.), Regent's College, Vancouver MacGregor Room, Oriel College. Lecturer: Paul Helm, Professor Emeritus of Philosophy of Religion, King's College, London. Subject: 'Causation Perfectly Divine?'. Tues., 14 Feb., MacGregor Room, Oriel College, 8.15pm (for 8.30 p.m.). Lecturer: Dr Mark Wynn, Senior Lecturer in Philosophy of Religion, Dept. of Theology, University of Exeter. Subject: 'God, Pilgrimage, and Place'.

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Leckford Place School: Open Afternoon

Independent co-educational day school. Entry at 11+ and 13+. Join us for our Open Afternoon on Sat., 4 Feb. from 2 p.m. to 4.30 p.m. All welcome. Tel.: 01865 302620 or visit for further information.

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D'Overbroeck's College: Sixth Form Open Morning

Join us for our Open Morning on Sat., 4 Feb. from 10 a.m.–12.30 p.m. Entry into First or Second Year Sixth. All welcome. Telephone the College Office on 01865 310000 or visit for further information.

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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).

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.

Counselling and Psychotherapy offered by older Oxford graduate (f) in Oxford. British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy accredited; PGCE (London); Dip.Couns. (Reading). Sliding scale according to means. Tel.: 01865 554438.

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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:

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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.

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Situations Vacant

The Centre for Skills, Knowledge and Organisational Performance (SKOPE) requires a part-time Administrative Secretary (20 hours). SKOPE is a multidisciplinary ESRC-funded Research Centre based partly in the Department of Economics. The post holder will be expected to provide high-level secretarial and administrative support to the Director and Administrator of the Centre. Applicants must be computer literate with experience of Word processing, spreadsheets, databases and email. Excellent communication and organisation skills are essential, as is the ability to work on one's own initiative. The post is for a fixed-term period to 30 Sept. 2008 and is available with immediate effect. Salary: £14,372– £16,553 pro rata (Clerical & Library Grade C3 (under review)). Further particulars can be obtained from the Administrator, SKOPE, Department of Economics, Manor Road, Oxford OX1 3UQ. Closing date: Fri., 17 Feb. Applications should include a full C.V., a covering letter explaining how the C.V. relates to the selection criteria outlined in the further particulars, and the names and contact details of two referees. Tel.: 01865 271087. Email:

Reception Administrator, Manor Road Building. Applications are invited from suitably qualified individuals to undertake a wide range of key administrative tasks to facilitate the smooth operation of the building's facilities management. The MRB is the home of the Social Sciences Library, the Departments of Economics, Politics and International Relations, Sociology and a number of social science research centres (Criminology, Ageing and Socio-Legal Studies). Applicants must possess excellent communication and writing skills. They should be computer literate with a sound knowledge of spreadsheet, database and the standard word-processing packages. Salary: 16,553–£19,093 (Grade 4; under review). Closing date: 12 Feb. Applicants should submit 3 copies of their full C.V., including the names of two referees, together with a statement outlining how their skills and previous experience would enhance their suitability for the post. Prior to submitting any application, candidates must first obtain a copy of the further particulars from the Economics website at (or from Ms Bhee Bellew on 01865 286170 or 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:

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:

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 Mar. and Apr. N-s preferred. Email:

Waterside. This 3-bedroom house is within walking distance of Jericho and the city centre. Available now, fully furnished. Ref.: 2123. Please contact Finders Keepers on 01865 311011.

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Flats to Let

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

Self-contained furnished apartment available in Norham Manor for single professional person (non-smoker). £500 p.c.m. inclusive. Tel.: 01865 559407 between 5 p.m. and 8 p.m.

Two properties: 1.) Central Summertown. Newly refurbished 2-bedroom apartment available now for £995 p.m. Ref 2868. 2.) Italy: In central Rome, this magnificent 2-bedroom apartment is available in Mar., fully furnished. Minimum 12 months let. Please contact Finders Keepers on 01865 311 011. Website:

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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.

We have a very large, very nice room with a small TV and en suite shower, which we are looking to let to a mature female student who could do some 'babysitting' for our two daughters aged 7 and 10 years in exchange for part of the rent. We live in a popular part of Summertown, minutes away from the shops. Interested? Call Kina on 0771 4951329.

Temple Cowley. Double room available for a single student. £320 p.m. inclusive (i.e. no bills). Shared kitchen, bathroom and dining room. Available now. For further information please contact Shirley Maher on 0788 6946376 (mobile).

Room to let in bungalow; 2 min. from Port Meadow; 3 min. to no. 6 bus route. Very recent new carpets and refurbishment. Own bathroom and kitchen. Reasonable rent. Tel.: 01865 554438.

St. Clements. Double bedroom, separate study and own bathroom available in beautiful house to share with male postgraduate. Superb location in quiet cul-de-sac: 10 min. walk from University libraries, science area, colleges; very convenient for London transport. Fully furnished, all mod. cons., broadband internet, pretty garden. Would suit mature, n-s professional/postgraduate student. Available Mar. £475 p.c.m. plus 50% of bills. Contact Felix Martin on or 07876 280 009.

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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:

House-sit wanted in Oxford. Single, professional n-s seeks house/flat to sit for three months or more. Tidy, quiet, and considerate; loves plants and pets. Returning VSO Volunteer now working for Christian Aid in Oxford. Can pay 'house-sitter' rent of up to £350 p.m. towards bills etc. Contact Harriet Griffin at Tel.: 01865 246818 (daytime), 01865 762386 (evenings and week-end).

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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.

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.

Holm View, Papa Westray, Orkney. Comfortable self-catering cottage, in peaceful position near sandy beaches on this small friendly island. Seals, birds, archaeological sites, well-stocked shop nearby. Sleeps four (twin and double bedrooms, en suite shower rooms). Open plan sitting, dining areas, well-equipped kitchen. Strictly non-smoking. Inclusive weekly charges £160–£310; long winter lets possible. For photos and details see To book, please email or phone 01857 644211.

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

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:

Provence at your feet. Well-equipped charming 17th-century stone house in quiet hamlet, 5 miles from beautiful medieval town of Uzès. Many facilities in surrounding area and good jumping-off place for exploring Nimes, Arles, Avignon, etc. Can accommodate 2 or 4 people plus 2 children. Details on, alternatively email or call 01245 420518.

Andalusia. Lecrin Valley. Sea: 25 minutes. Granada: 20 minutes. Sierra Nevada: 40 minutes. House in pretty mountain village. Three bedrooms (one en suite). Living room onto courtyard. Well furnished. Large roof terrace overlooking orange groves and hills. Dishwasher, washing machine. July, Aug. and Holy Week £360 p.w., otherwise £280 p.w., incl. linen and cleaner (at end of let). Booked 27 Mar.–9 Apr. Information: 01865 515778 or

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For Sale

Bauknecht built-in refrigerator (h.82 cm): £100; Brandt washing machine (6kg front loading): £200; 6 mirrors (total approx. 10 sqm): £100. All nearly new and in perfect condition. Email: Tel.: 01865 279792.

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