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Oxford University Gazette, 24 November 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. 25 Nov., David Kenningham, 'Oxfam in South India'; 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: 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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Jacobites. From 28 Oct. to 11 Dec., Sanders of Oxford will be hosting an exhibition of rare prints contemporary to the period of the Jacobite rebellions, including depictions of battles, satires and historical documentation of the events surrounding the movement. Catalogue available. Mon.–Sat.: 10 a.m.–6 p.m. Sun.: 12–4 p.m. Sanders of Oxford, 104 High Street, Oxford, OX1 4BW. Tel.: 01865 242590. Website: Email:

Rare opportunity to view four medieval manuscripts on display in the Bodleian Library's historic Divinity School. One day only. Thurs., 8 Dec., 9 a.m.–7 p.m. Free entry. Come and see the original manuscripts which inspired part of the Bodleian 2005 Christmas card collection. The centrepiece of this display is the famous MS. Bodley 264, completed in 1344. Our gift shop, offering unique ranges of Bodleian merchandise, is offering a 10% discount on all purchases for this special one day only. Be inspired to find the perfect Christmas presents and see some remarkable treasures to make your Christmas. Entrance via Old Schools Quadrangle, Catte Street. Tel.: 01865 277224. 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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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 01865 721707 (evening) or 07961 444597 (daytime). Email:

Children and young people's counsellor employed by local school has spaces privately. Dolly McLaughlin, B.Sc. Hons.; O.B.S. Psych. PG.Dip. (Tavistock/UEL). Available Jan. £35 per hour. Tel.: 01865 246223.

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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

Do you need to improve your English language skills? Professional English Language Teaching (Cambridge Certificate). Clear communication; home tuition; flexible hours. Please call Mrs Mary Balkwill on 01993 880395 or email

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:

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Situations Vacant

St Peter's College, Oxford, seeks a College Head Porter/Head of Security to supervise the daily running of the lodge. This position requires proven organisational and management skills and includes reception duties, security, processing mail, room bookings and management of the lodge staff. 42 hours p.w. with some week-end duties. Salary negotiable. Relevant training offered. Pension, meals when on duty, generous holiday entitlement. Deadline for applications: 28 Nov. Application packs can be obtained from Miss Anne-Laure Guillermain, Bursars' Secretary, St Peter's College, New Inn Hall Street, Oxford, OX1 2DL. Tel.: 01865 278873. Fax: 01865 278855. Email:

The Museum of the History of Science, University of Oxford, is seeking an Outreach Assistant to promote public interest in the outcomes of the Museum's research project 'A Universal Geometry: the Astrolabe East and West', especially the exhibition 'The Astrolabe, East and West', and to organise educational visits and other events, both at the Museum and in the community. It is hoped that the person appointed will pay particular attention to communication with the Muslim communities in Oxfordshire. Temporary appointment, full-time for eight weeks: £8.60 per hour. Further details of the post can be seen on the Museum's web site,, or on application to the Administrator. Closing date: Fri., 2 Dec. Applications for the post should include a detailed C.V., a covering letter and the contact details of two referees and should be sent to Margaret Hauser, Administrator, Museum of the History of Science, Broad Street, Oxford OX1 3AZ. Tel.: 01865 277280. Email:

Lincoln College, Oxford, has a vacancy for an Accounts Assistant to take responsibility for the Sales Ledger processing and controls. Accurate and fast processing are essential. The appointed person will be expected to take an active involvement in improving procedures and achieving improved service levels and efficiencies. Experience is preferred although training will be given to the right person. Understanding of accounts (including VAT), experience of reconciliation, keyboard skills and spreadsheet (Excel) experience are required. Work will be with a mutually supportive team of three people. Salary range: £16,553–£19,093 (UCLSS Grade 4). Closing date: Wed., 7 Dec. If interested please contact Celia Harker on 01865 287351 for further details.

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.

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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:

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 from March. N-s preferred. Tel.: 01865 511825 (evenings, Sundays). Email:

North Oxford . Comfortable fully-furnished semi- detached house, for one year or longer, from Dec. Three bedrooms plus incorporated attic, sun room. Bathroom with separate wc, plus cloakroom. Double glazing, c.g.h. Suitable for family. £850 p.m. plus bills. Near park. Email: or

North Oxford . Newly refurbished terraced house available in Jericho, Jan.–Mar. 2006. Quiet street, 10 min. to city centre, station, laboratories. Two double bedrooms, two bathrooms (one en suite), study/third bedroom, sitting/dining rooms, fully-equipped kitchen, laundry/wc, broadband. Secluded garden. £1,000 p.c.m. incl. N-s only. Contact Joelle Mann at or on 07930 452220.

North Oxford . House to rent over Hilary Term 2006. Free from 23 Dec.–14 Apr. Three-bedroom terrace house in Middle Way with garden, kitchen with dining area and large reception room. Two min. from shops, main buses, tennis courts and restaurants. £1,100 p.m. (utilities included). Tenant must look after two cats. Tel.: 07796 695036. 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:

End town house on the Waterways, Central North Oxford. Two reception rooms, large kitchen/dining room, with separate utility room. Small and easy to maintain back garden. Master bedroom with double en suite shower, 3 further bedrooms, family bathroom with separate large shower. Fully-furnished and well decorated. Available 1 Mar. for either 6 or 12 months. No sharers. £1,850 p.c.m. excl. utilities. Contact 01865 512098 or email

Quiet terraced house, furnished, available Oct. Situated in West Oxford near meadows and river. Two double bedrooms; large kitchen with washing machine, gas cooker, fridge and freezer; dining room, lounge and sitting room; 40-ft. garden and patio; g.c.h.; bathroom with power shower. Very convenient for train station. Fifteen min. walk from town centre. £850 p.m. excl. Email:

Stable cottage. Small single bedroom courtyard cottage in Steeple Aston (11 miles north of Oxford), available Jan.–June (renewable). Part furnished, bedroom, bathroom, landing/study area upstairs, kitchen and sitting room downstairs. Woodburning stove/storage heating. Village bus and train service (Heyford) to Oxford. £480 p.c.m. Tel.: 01869 347184. Email:

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Flats to Let

Central North Oxford. One-bedroom split-level apartment (conversion just completed). Bright, open plan on three levels with spacious lounge and kitchen/diner. Suitable for a mature professional and academic requiring high standard. Situated within minutes' walk from most University departments and within easy reach of central hospitals. £675 p.c.m. excl. utility and council tax where applicable. Available for the academic year (short-term option considered). Tel.: 01865 516144. Email:

Elegant Woodstock Road House, newly refurbished to a very high standard, offering: 1.) Spacious second-floor self-contained apartment. Three bedrooms, kitchen/dining, sitting room, utility, two bathrooms (one en suite). Approx. 123 sqm. £1,600 p.c.m. 2.) Ground/first floor self-contained studio flats. Spacious bay-fronted rooms with new kitchenette, bathroom. Gas, water, electricity included. £650 p.c.m. and £675 p.c.m. each. From Dec. Tel.: 01865 554961.

Central North Oxford, Bardwell Road. Fully-furnished charming 2-bedroom flat (one double, one single), south-facing over gardens. Living room with fully-equipped kitchen area (washer/drier, dishwasher) and dining area. Ideal lighting, excellent storage, parking, bike shed, gardens. Close to bus stop; 20 min. walk or 7 min. bike ride from centre of town. Available to start lease earliest Dec., latest Mar. £850 p.c.m. Contact Matthew or Michelle on 07769 904377 or at

Boars Hill. High quality fully-furnished apartment in stunning rural location on The Ridgeway, Boars Hill, yet close to Oxford city centre and the ring road for all access routes. Ideal for an academic, writer or professional person seeking peace and quiet. £950 p.c.m. Please call Finders Keepers on 01235 535454.

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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

Newly refurbished furnished accommodation in central Oxford townhouse. Would suit visiting academic or couple with University/College association. Living room, study, kitchen, double bedroom, bathroom. Phone (local and incoming calls only) and internet access. Walking distance from University libraries, museums, science area and colleges. £1,000 p.c.m. incl. bills. Short-term let only (min. 1, max. 3 months). Contact David Griffiths on 01865 278222 (Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.–5 p.m.) or email

Flat share in Central/North Oxford. Spacious, sunny flat. Washer-drier, TV, DVD player, off-street parking. Suitable for visiting academic, professional, or graduate student. Available immediately. Tel.: 01865 511555.

Attic room including kitchenette and separate shower room in a semi-detached house in South Oxford, 1 mile from city centre. Self- contained but for shared main entrance and stairs. Overlooking open country from the back. Fully furnished and equipped with a microwave, hob and utensils. Suitable for a postgraduate student. £450 p.c.m. including bills except for own telephone line. Please contact Dr M. O'Brien on 01865 728111. 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.

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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.

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.

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Houses for Sale

Semi-detached house on the Waterways, Central North Oxford. Two large reception rooms, fully-fitted kitchen with dining area and separate utility room. Cloakroom, large conservatory and small but luxuriant garden with shed. Master bedroom with double en suite shower. Three further double bedrooms, family bathroom with large power shower. Two parking spaces. No onward chain. £700,000. Call 01865 512098 or email n

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