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Oxford University Gazette, 20 October 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:

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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. 28 Oct., Dr Allan Chapman, Science Historian, 'Why did Lord Nelson fight the Battle of Trafalgar?'; 4 Nov., Dr Allan Chapman, 'Gunpowder treason and plot: Guy Fawkes and Elizabethan Terrorism'; 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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St Giles' Thursday Lunchtime Talks

Oxford Connections: Nicola Watson; 20 Oct., 'Morse and me', Colin Dexter; 27 Oct., 'Writing a real-life story: Frankie and Stankie, a departure from type', Barbara Trapido; 3 Nov., 'The secret history of outdoor Shakespeare', Michael Dobson; 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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Research on Maurice Bowra

A biography of Maurice Bowra, Warden of Wadham, is currently in preparation. I would be pleased to receive any materials or information that would contribute to this project. Contact: Dr L. G. Mitchell, University College.

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Volunteers Sought

One in five adults is obese and over half of the UK population is overweight or obese (RCP 2004). We are conducting research into the relationship between body shape, obesity and heart disease. If you would like to take part in our 24-hour studies of fat metabolism, please contact Dr Siobhán McQuaid at OCDEM, Churchill Hospital. Tel.: 01865 857216. 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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Missing Cat

Cat missing since 14 Aug. Male, neutered, black, Siamese mix. No collar, micro chipped. Missing from Woodstock, could be anywhere. Owner near despair. Ears looked tatty (from rash) when vanished; with no collar he could be mistaken for stray and someone may have taken him in. If you are or know such a person or know of such a cat, please contact me on 01865 270985 or 07785 731872. 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.

Qualified translator (MA in Literary Translation and Sociolinguistics; Diploma in Translation IoL) offers professional English- Italian translating and proofreading services at affordable prices. Please contact

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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 lessons. Experienced teacher; adults and children; all grades. Beginners welcome. Contact Miss P. Read, BA (Hons), LRAM (near Kidlington, Oxford). Tel.: 01865 331147.

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:

Public Speaking/Presentations. Intensive one-day course in Oxford on Sat., 22 Oct. Learn the technique and know-how required to be a confident speaker. For details phone Rosarie Nolan on 01865 437232 or visit

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Situations Vacant

OUP require a highly organised and enthusiastic Training & HR Administrator. The job entails providing course information to staff and managers at all levels within OUP, creating waiting lists, sending out pre-course instructions, liaising with external training suppliers and venues, reproducing high-quality training materials and attending on the day to ensure everything runs smoothly. You will also be responsible for general office management, maintaining accurate records, and providing administrative support for the HR Department. You will need to have event management experience and strong administration and communication skills. Proficiency in Word, Excel and Outlook and experience using databases and PowerPoint would be advantageous although full training will be given. Car owner/driver essential. Full time, 35 hours p.w. (25 hours p.w. over 5 days with the Training Department, 10 hours p.w. over 5 days for the HR Department). Salary: £17,000–£18,000 p.a. Closing date: 28 Oct. Please send your C.V.and a covering letter to James Lloyd, HR Manager, Oxford University Press. Email:

Executive Assistant, Oxford. The Foundation for Law, Justice and Society is seeking someone with a recent doctorate or other postgraduate degree and a keen interest in the role of law in relation to contemporary issues of a national, regional or global kind to help create and organise its programmes of study and workshops. The Foundation for Law, Justice and Society is an independent institution affiliated to the University of Oxford's Centre for Socio-Legal Studies and Wolfson College. It is dedicated to bridging the gap between academic research and practical issues. Up to £30K p.a. pro rata; 2.5 days p.w. Closing date: Fri., 4 Nov. For further information please email

Accompanist wanted for (senior) Oxford Girls' Choir (technically advanced singers aged 12–18 with eclectic repertoire; see Saturday mornings during school term 10.30 a.m.–1.00 p.m. and occasional concerts. Would suit confident organ scholar or rehearsal pianist. Skills required include transposition, figured bass and some jazz piano. Rates: £15 p.h. for 2.5 hour session. Please contact Nancy-Jane Rucker on or on 07971 424548.

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Houses to Let

Iffley Fields. Home available whilst owners overseas. Recently renovated 4-bedroom house in desirable area. Close to city (10 min. by bike/bus), shops, and river. Quiet, friendly location overlooking convent grounds. New contemporary kitchen, bathroom and utility. Wooden floors. Large open-plan kitchen/diner/reception room. Separate lounge. Garden office with power/heating/broadband. Available 1 Jan.–mid-Aug. £1,400 p.c.m. plus bills. 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:

Hayfield Road. Exceptional position: quiet no-through road. Unspoilt Victorian terrace house: walk to city centre. Newly decorated. Charming furnished accommodation, oak floors, original fireplaces. Delightful garden: rose, clematis. Two connected living rooms, two bedrooms, loft conversion (third bedroom/study). Kitchen with dining area: washer/dryer, dishwasher. Bath/shower. Street parking. Near shop, canal, Port Meadow. £1,300 p.c.m. Private let, initially one year. N-s only. Email: Tel.: 01865 438883.

Charming period cottage in Westcott Barton, 14 miles north-west of Oxford, in a quiet corner of the village. Attractively furnished and well equipped. Two bedrooms (1 double bedroom, one spare bedroom/dressing room/study). Beams, inglenook fireplace, wood-burning stove, g.c.h., country antiques, washer/drier, fridge/freezer, bath/shower, small walled south-facing garden. Wonderful place to write. Available Jan. Email:

Jericho Waterside. Modern, furnished 2-bedroom, 2- bathroom house. G.c.h. Garden; car parking. Open views to rear over meadows, within walking distance to city centre. Available now. £975 p.m. Contact Brooks Property Management on 01865 728597 or 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:

Grandpont. Spacious and tasteful 2-3-bedroom house over four floors with large kitchen, dining room, and conservatory. Drawing room, 2 double bedrooms and study/third bedroom. Bathroom with power shower and Jacuzzi. Suit visiting academic. From Oct.–Mar. £1,500 p.c.m. inclusive of utilities. Contact Mark at College and County on 01865 722277.

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, washroom, laundry closet. Garden with large lawn. Location: Southdale Road in North Oxford (2 miles from city centre). £1,100 p.c.m. (plus utilities/tax). Email: Tel.: 01865 515 240.

Headington. Spacious 3-bedroom detached chalet bungalow, quiet avenue near Shotover, convenient for hospitals and Brookes. Large lounge/diner, freshly decorated, new bathroom/kitchen, g.c.h., garage, off-street parking, garden. Preferably unfurnished but white goods installed. No smokers/dogs, ideal for couple/family. Available immediately. 12 months' minimum let (renewable). £1,100 p.c.m. excl. council tax, utilities. One month's deposit; references required. Contact Will on 07711 320810 or

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Flats to Let

Summertown flat. Large furnished bed-sitter, kitchenette, bathroom, in self-contained area on second floor of family house. C.h., telephone. Rent includes all bills, except telephone and hot-water heater. Reduced rent for one quiet, n-s long-term tenant (over one year). Yearly contract and references required. Suitable for one person only. Write to Dr S. L. Altmann, Brasenose College, Oxford, OX1 4AJ, or email

North Oxford . Fully-furnished 2-bedroom flat in quiet road off Woodstock Road; south-facing ground floor flat with garage and shared secluded garden. Suitable for professional n-s couple. No pets. Available 1 Oct. £800 p.c.m. Tel.: 01865 513688. Email:

Very nicely furnished two-bedroom, 70 sqm apartment in the 15th arrondissement (Rue Bargue; 5 min. from Pasteur Institute). Ideal for a couple with child. Very clean, very quiet, though close to food stores and market. Several metro and bus lines, incl. a direct line to Saint-Germain des Prés. €1,600 p.m. plus phone and heating. Tel.: 0142 882135. Mobile: 0612178564. 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.

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:

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:

k eep your independence with support at Brian Lewis House, Oxford. En suite rooms for nine elderly residents, lovely garden, situated near the city centre, with good bus connections. The House has a resident House Manager and friendly, supportive staff. Four-day or longer respite care breaks sometimes available. For details contact the Administrator on 01865 790439 or

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:

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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.

Accommodation required in Wheatley or North East Oxford for n-s British academic couple with 15-year old daughter attending Wheatley Park School. We are on leave from New Zealand from Dec. 2005/Jan. 2006 to mid-July 2006. Contact: Tel.: 0064 9 4183691.

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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.

Paris pied-à-terre. Charming 1-room apartment (20 sqm) on 2nd floor in sought-after pedestrian Montorgueil area, central Paris, near Les Halles. Mattress (double) on mezzanine, plus sofa bed below. New shower room/wc. Separate fully-equipped kitchen. Telephone. Hi fi. Linen provided. Abundant food shops, supermarkets, launderette, cafés, and restaurants round the corner. Three min. to metro, thence direct line to Gare du Nord and Bibliothèque Nationale. Sorbonne, Louvre, Opera in easy walking distance. From mid-Oct. (min. 1 month, max. 9 months). Up to 2 months: €1,000 p.m., longer than 2 months: €800 p.m. Deposit required (1 month's rent). Email: Tel.: 01865 512747.

Carefully converted farmhouse in South-West France (Tarn-et-Garonne) available for several periods, May–Sept. Tranquil but accessible. Accommodates six plus baby. Swimming pool and attractive outside sitting areas. Modern facilities and excellent local support. Barbecue, wood-burning stove and c.h. all available. Discounts negotiable for University members and longer lets. Details from and queries to n

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