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Oxford University Gazette, 23 February 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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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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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. 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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The Hertford Bruckner Orchestra will perform the Prelude to Act III of 'Lohengrin' and the 'Wesendonck Lieder' (soloist: Sara Jonsson) by Wagner, and Bruckner's Symphony No. 4 in E flat ('Romantic'), at 8 p.m. on Sat., 4 March, in the University Church, by kind permission of the Vicar and the PCC. Tickets £5/£3 from Hertford College Lodge or on the door.

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MECO Monthly Forum. Tehnyat Majeed, St Hugh's College, speaks on: 'Visions and values: a survey of Islamic art and architecture' at 3 p.m. on Sun., 26 Feb. at the Summertown Hall, corner Banbury and Portland Roads. This hour-long slide presentation will be followed by discussion and questions. All welcome. Refreshments served. Further information, phone 01865 439805 or email

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Girton College, Cambridge. A third annual workshop entitled 'Making it happen: third Girton workshop on careers and work-life balance' will take place on 18 Mar.–19 Mar. at Girton College. Sessions include Finance, Mentoring, Networking, and a facilitated career discussion group. For full programme email or visit or contact The Roll Office, Girton College, Cambridge CB3 0JG. Tel.: 01223 338951.

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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 Rob Guthrie on 01993 868892 (evening) or 07961 444957 (daytime). Email:

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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 513229. Mobile: 07958 780009. Email: Website:

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Employment Sought

Graduate female, 37, seeks challenging post in Oxford/London. Researcher/writer/editor for 12 years, experience in writing reports for European Commission, features writer for expatriates' journal; relocating from Brussels. Fluent French, some Russian, computer literate. Contact:

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Tuition Offered

GCSE and AS/A2 Level Easter Revision Courses. D'Overbroeck's College, Oxford, is one of the leading and most established providers of Easter revision courses in the UK with an outstanding track record of success. Expert help with focused exam preparation and feedback enables students to improve their grades significantly. Limited places available. Telephone the College Office on 01865 310000 or visit for details.

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:

Learn to drive really well with an Advanced Driving instructor who has been teaching in Oxford for 12 years with a high pass rate. Free one hour when you book your first two-hour lesson. Intensive courses and ones tailored to suit your needs. £20 p.h. when 10 hours booked. Call Paul on 07786 176122.

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Situations Vacant

Finance Officer required for New College School, an independent Choir School in the city centre, for 25 hours p.w. AAT qualification preferred, or a similar level of experience. Salary: £19,093–£26,470 pro rata. Closing date: 7 Mar. Please contact The Principal, New College School, Savile Road, Oxford, OX1 3UA. Tel.: 01865 243657. Email:

Latin Teacher required from Sept. for New College School (Day Preparatory Choir School for boys aged 4–13 years), able to offer KS2 English. Closing date: 7 Mar. Please contact The Principal, New College School, Savile Road, Oxford OX1 3UA. Tel.: 01865 243657. 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:

Chipping Norton. Charming three- bedroom Victorian house available from Sept. 2006 for academic year. Easy access to Oxford, London, Stratford, and the Cotswolds. G.c.h. Off-street parking for two cars. Fine views. £650 p.c.m. Call 07717 220206 or email

Tinkerbell Cottage in Boars Hill, Oxford. Four miles from city centre. Charming terraced cottage with gardens and stunning countryside views. Double bedroom plus study with sleeping loft. Furnished, working fireplace, off-street parking, close to Oxford buses. Suit couple or single person. £850 p.c.m. incl. utilities, except phone. No pets. Please contact 01865 735305 or

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Flats to Let

Recently built city centre one-bedroom apartment. Fully-fitted kitchen with all appliances including dishwasher. Double bedroom. Bathroom with spacious shower, bath and wc. Balcony. Available now at £795 p.c.m. For further details contact

London. Flat on Highbury Fields. Comfortable, well-equipped academic's two-bedroom (or 1-bed/study) apartment on Highbury Fields available from Sept.–Apr. 2006–7. Two min. walk from rail, tube, and bus connections. Ten min. tube journey from central London, the British Library, University of London, etc. Ideal for sabbatical let. Further details and photos available upon request from

Delightful self-contained, recently built mews flat to rent from 1 Apr. for min. of 6 months. Grandpont, South Oxford, approx. 10 min. walk from city centre. Large sitting room with sunny terrace. Double bedroom, kitchen, and bathroom. Suit n-s graduate couple. £650 p.c.m. plus bills. Email: Or, preferably, please call 01865 241845.

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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.

College and County have a number of larger properties with full HMO status; ideal for college lets. If you are still looking for accommodation for the next academic year, please contact us at to discuss your accommodation requirements.

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:

A home away from home. Attractive, comfortable B&B accommodation in light, cheerful house suitable for academics. On bus route, just over a mile from the High Street. Quiet. Special discounted rates for weekly/monthly stay. Casual rate: £39 per night (single); £60 (double). British breakfast inclusive. Tel.: 01865 770 501. Email:

House share with one other in comfortable Oxford house. All amenities, close to centre, low rent. Aug. 2006–July 2007. Ideal for single person or couple. Email: Tel.: 01865 281834.

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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.

Friendly n-s couple (University employee and Ph.D. student) require furnished 1- or 2-bedroom flat or house in Oxford from Apr./early May. Max. £800 p.c.m. Tel.: 01865 242049. Email:

Seeking apartment to rent. One or two bedrooms. Paris, XV arrondissement, Aug. 2006–July 2007. Possibility for house exchange in Oxford, UK. Email: Tel.: 01865 281834.

Fully-furnished 2-bedroom flat or house sought for visiting academic couple from approximately 29 Apr. for two months. North Oxford or Jericho area preferred but will consider other areas. Looking for short-term lease, or house swap for lovely 3-bedroom house in Melbourne. Contact:

House in Waterside/Jericho/Central North Oxford area wanted. We wish to purchase a 2-or 3-bedroom house in the Jericho area. We do not have a property to sell. We would very much appreciate it if the person with a 2-bedroom house to sell who responded to our advert on Fri., 3 Feb., could call us again on 0118 952 5036. Email:

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Holiday Lets

Two pretty, isolated, old-fashioned Sussex cottages for rent by week or weekend. Open fires, polished floors, large studies, lots of books, unfitted kitchens. No TV, no telephone. Set in own organic farm with woods, valleys, river, and views of South Downs. University, OUP and College members only. Prices from £125. Email:

Greek island holidays. Local villa specialist offers private pool villas, cottages and apartments in magnificent settings in the unspoilt and picturesque Greek islands of Skopelos and Alonissos. Private pool villas from only £70 p.p./p.w. Email: Tel.: +30 24240 29036. Fax: +30 24240 23057.

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:

Southwest France. Between Albi and the medieval bastide town of Cordes, lovely 100-year old stone farmhouse on edge of village in the Tarn's 'Golden Triangle'. Six-acre grounds, 15 m. swimming pool, set amid sunflower fields and vineyards. Three bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2 living rooms, large well-equipped kitchen, separate wc/utility room. TV/video/DVD. Sleeps eight. Fully serviced. Several airports within easy reach. Call 0033 563 561 885 or email for details.

Chateau guesthouse in Normandy: Le Castel, an 1850s petit chateau near Coutances. Set in four acres of gardens just 20 min. from the sea. All Normandy's sights easily accessible. Five en suite guest rooms, 3 with fire places, all furnished in period style. Rooms from €100 per night, including breakfast. Call Nicholas on 0033 233 170045 or see

Italy, Le Marche. Spacious 3-bedroom house in quiet location, 20 min. Urbino, 40 min. to sandy beaches. Sleeps 6 + 2. One large bathroom (worth waiting for), large sitting room and kitchen/dining room. Terrace with magnificent views and small garden area. C.h. Take own bed linen, hence only £200 p.w. Email: Tel.: 01865 271852 (work) or 01865 351754 (home) for photographs and further details.

Italy. 1.) Traditional stone villa on its own road in National Park; 5 miles N.-E. of Assisi. Gardens, superb views, wildlife, quiet. Kitchen/dining/sitting room; 2 double family bedrooms, large bathroom. Car essential. 2.) Lake Como. Apartment in village house closely overlooking lake. One double bedroom, sitting room, kitchenette, bathroom, open terrace; 25 min. from Como (city). For either let £350 p.w./£650 per fortnight. Tel.: 01865 768775.

Catalonia. Well-appointed period house in the unspoilt village of Regencós (65 miles north-east of Barcelona). The house has two self-contained flats, one with double bedroom and twin bedroom, the other with double bedroom. Both flats have kitchen, bathroom and lounge/diner. Attractive roof garden with beautiful views. Six miles from superb beaches. Spanish maid visits every Sunday. £400 p.w.; £750 per fortnight; £1,400 per 4-week period. Tel.: 01993 810035. Email:

Dordogne, 12 miles north of Bergerac. Two charming houses, 80 yards apart, in 22 acres, ensuring complete privacy. Farmhouse sleeps 8; converted barn sleeps 4/5. Can be let separately or together. Ideal for two families on a joint holiday. Peaceful rural location with spectacular views. Fully equipped. Superb 40 ft pool with terrace. Brochure, etc. Tel.: 01307 818376.

Pembrokeshire Cottage near Fishguard, 1 km from coast. Ideal for rambling, reading, and relaxing. Cosy, secluded cottage well situated for the coast path and inland walking routes. Accessible by public transport and 10 min. from shops, pubs, beaches. Stove, books, own garden. Children/dogs welcome. Sleeps 3+, caravan accommodation also available. Modest rates, especially in low season. For brochure please call 01348 872080 or email

Algarve, Portugal. Delightful first-floor two-bedroom apartment in unspoilt Manta Rota near Tavira. Bright, airy sitting room, fully-equipped kitchen. Linen provided. Washing machine and dryer. Air conditioner/heaters. Satellite TV with UK channels. CD and DVD players. A few minutes' stroll from excellent beach. Great restaurants, cafés, shops, and bars. £200 p.w.–£350 p.w. Email: or telephone 01865 769328.

Caribbean travel and Real Estate. Located: Bequia, Mayreau, Grenadines, Grenada, St. Lucia, Barbados. Bequia Island Real Estate: 1/2-acre ocean-front plots from £72,000. Beautiful villas; crewed sailing; boutique hotels. Access: flight costs from £600 p.p. Website: Tel.: 01993 850285.

Bequia Island accommodation. Special offer: Windsong Villa– 3 bedrooms, pool, ocean views. £40 per night per couple. Valid: 1 May–15 Dec. 2006. Website: The Grenadines are off the beaten track. A fun and beautiful holiday escape, we have lots of accommodation to recommend. Email: Call Lara Cowan on 01993 850285.

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Flat for Sale

Apartment for sale. Two-bedroom second- floor apartment overlooking river and mill stream. Five min. walk to Oxford railway station. Parking space. No onward chain. £220,000. Email:

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