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Oxford University Gazette, 25 May 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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Professor Richard Saykally (Hinshelwood Lecturer) will give the Greg Watson Lecture, 2006at 3 p.m. on Tues., 30 May in the Pickavance Lecture Theatre, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, Chilton, Didcot, entitled 'Water Music: some new notes in a favourite composition'. All welcome.

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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 and of all ages are eligible for membership. Members: £5 per term. Visitors: £1.50 per meeting. 26 May, Roy Overall, 'Oxford University Museum swifts in the Tower'; 2 June, Nigel Hammond, 'Social history from photographs'; 9 June, Tony Augarde, 'Word play'; 16 June, AGM & Barbecue at 21 Woodcroft, Kennington, 6.30 p.m. For more information, contact Anita Segar, President, on 01865 730574.

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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 358737 or 07971 683377.

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.

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).

Man with a van available for local and national removals, house clearances, etc. All jobs considered. For a free quote please call 07944 648989.

Website design and construction for academic and research projects. PageToScreen specialises in developing a web presence for academic projects and institutions. You will get a user-friendly website that you can easily update. Collaborative projects can be managed online through the website. Options include message boards, wikis and blogs. Consultancy is also offered when planning research grant applications. Please contact PageToScreen for friendly advice. Email: Tel.: 07767 702260. Web site:

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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

Traditional English watercolours with Rebecca Hind. Painting country churches (S. Oxon) series: 20 and 21 May, Cuddesdon Church, 17 and 18 June, Berrick Salome. £75 per weekend. Details of these weekend courses, summer schools, and weekly classes at or 01865 340633.

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Situations Vacant

The Lower Windrush Choral Society requires a Musical Director for Sept. to lead this enthusiastic choir of approx. 40 members. Rehearsals are held every Mon. evening at Stanton Harcourt School. We perform 3 concerts a year in the local churches and village halls. Expenses and a small honorarium will be paid. Please contact Jane Dodds on 01865 300544 for further details.

St. Clare's is an independent international college in Oxford. We are expanding our pool of hourly paid lecturers with expertise in the following academic subjects: Art History and Studio Art; Economics and Business; Education; Engineering: Mechanical and Civil Engineering; English Literature; Health Sciences: Nursing, Midwifery; History; Mathematics; Natural and Human Sciences: Chemistry, Biology, Physics; Political Science; Psychology; Religious Studies; and Sociology. Applicants will have completed, or be near to completion of, a Ph.D in a relevant subject and have experience teaching in the higher education sector. A statement of application with a full C.V. and the name of two referees should be sent as attachments by email to Niamh Moriarty, Liberal Arts Programme Co-ordinator at (alternatively, applications can be sent by post to St. Clare's, Oxford, 18 Bardwell Road, Oxford OX2 6SP). Closing date: 15 June. For further information, see

Not a 'Diary Secretary' but interesting, part-time Personal Assistant job offered (for m. or f.). Accommodation if wished. Oxford family with one elderly member (and several younger) needs help making necessary 'down-sizing' enjoyable. Shorthand/typing not important but 'IT-speak' useful. Competence with family archives and possessions essential. Stipend, hours, and contract length negotiable. Tel.: 0770 8191913 (any evening, 9–11 p.m.).

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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:

Central Oxford 2-bedroom modern terrace house with garden in quiet cul-de-sac behind Saïd Business School. Close to bus and train stations. Within easy walk of university departments. Furnished and fully fitted to high standard. G.c.h., washer-dryer, TV/video/radio. Double and single bedroom-cum-study. Ample storage space. Secluded garden with lawn and barbecue. Own parking. Available 5 July. Minimum: 6 months. £975 p.c.m. Contact Mr I. Macdonald on 01865 421234. Email:

Family house to let. Fully equipped, 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms. Large living/kitchen/ dining room. Cosy sitting room. Garage/utility. Large garden. Situated in Wolvercote, 3 miles north of Oxford City centre. Available 1 Aug. for 12 months. We would like to find friendly people to care of our home. £1,400 p.m. Email: Tel.: 00 33 (0)5 65 40 35 12.

Three bedroom semi-detached unfurnished house, with large garden, conservatory area and extended kitchen to let from June 2006 for one year. Very quiet end-of-cul-de-sac location, near John Radcliffe Hospital, well connected to city centre. £700 p.m. Please contact us by email at or telephone 0039 055 561378 (evenings) or on 0039 055 468 5956 (work).

Iffley Turn. Leafy neighbourhood on edge of charming village. Comfortable detached family home to let from early Sept. 2006 to end Mar. 2007. One mile from centre of town, near bus stop with frequent bus service. Fully furnished. Four bedrooms, bathroom, shower- room, downstairs toilet. Sitting, dining, breakfast rooms, kitchen and utility. Ample parking, pleasant, surrounding garden. Owners away on sabbatical. £1,700 p.c.m. Contact 01865 778321 (answer phone).

Central North Oxford. Exceptional and peaceful location, 1 mile from city centre, 2 min. from Port Meadow, canal, and deli. Close to schools. Well-equipped and comfortably furnished family house (built 2001). Two double bedrooms (one en suite), single bedroom, large sitting room, spacious study, second bathroom. Double glazing; delightful garden. Everything you need ' incl. wireless broadband, car, and 3 bicycles. Available Oct. for 5 months. £1,200 p.c.m. Please contact

Recently renovated house, 2 available double bedrooms (one en suite), bath, utility, living and dining rooms, large sunny room with breakfast area overlooking patio and small garden. All appliances incl. dishwasher. Quiet neighbourhood close to local shops with easy bus access to centre. Professional couple preferred. No smoking. Available mid-Aug.–mid-Dec. £750 p.c.m. plus utilities. Email:

Views on Port Meadow. Two-bedroom furnished semi-detached house and garden in quiet cul-de-sac, Lower Wolvercote. 150 yards from bus stop and corner shop (No. 6 bus, 10 min. to city centre). Off-street parking. £900 p.c.m. Available from June (short- term or long-term) or from Sept. (long-term). Email or call 01865 514577.

Jericho, Oxford. A furnished Victorian terraced 2/3-bedroom period house within a mile of the centre of Oxford. The house has recently been refurbished and professionally designed, including new floor coverings throughout, much new furniture and a superbly fitted kitchen and bathroom. Available 1 June. Contact Philip Smithson at QB Management on 01865 764533 or email

Recently renovated house, 2 available double bedrooms (one en suite), bath, utility, living and dining rooms, large sunny room with breakfast area overlooking patio and small garden. All appliances incl. dishwasher. Quiet neighbourhood close to local shops with easy bus access to centre. Professional couple preferred. No smoking. Available mid-Aug.–mid-Dec. £750 p.c.m. plus utilities. Email:

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Flats to Let

Central North Oxford: 10 minutes' walk from city centre, all main university buildings and parks, also very close to the river: available now for short/long let in extremely quiet, civilised, large Victorian house in this exclusive, leafy, residential Victorian suburb with large, light airy rooms: two lovely ground floor flats, fully furnished, each with large double bedroom, large single bedroom, large drawing room, kitchen, bathroom.Available now. Off-street parking, large secluded garden. Tel./fax: 01865 552400. Mobile: 07789092274.

Central North Oxford. Close to University Parks and river, 10 min. walk from University Science Area and 15 min. from Bodleian Library (buses pass the end of the road). Self-contained fully- furnished garden flat in quiet, leafy street; large living room; double bedroom; fully-equipped kitchen, bathroom with bath and shower, walk-in closet, c.h. Non-smokers only. Available from Sept. £945 p.c.m. Contact or 01865 512138.

Cowley, Boswell Road. Extremely nice ground-floor flat with large garden. Two bedrooms and all modern comforts. Very quiet. Well-served by buses, 15 min. from downtown. For very quiet academic person or couple, with reference. From end Aug. to end Jan. 2006. £550 p.m., council tax and bills excluded. Tel.: 01865 711577 (7 p.m.–9 p.m. or leave message). Mobile: 07810 194454. Email:

Cambridge. Luxury city centre flat available 11 Sept. to 22 Dec. Three-floor flat, newly renovated to highest standards, includes two bedrooms (one large, the other very large, incl. en suite bathroom and office area), second bathroom, kitchen with dining area, library, and balcony. Flat is on private street with security entrance. Many extras, incl. wireless broadband, parallel American electricity system, etc. £1,200 p.c.m. Email:

Sunny, stylishly furnished 1-bedroom flat in a converted period building. Located in a quiet side road in the vibrant St Clement's area and only 10 min. walk from the city centre. Very convenient for the many local cafés and restaurants as well as the bus stops for London and airports. Available for one-year let from 1 July. £690 p.c.m. Email: Tel.: 07903 734822.

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Vacation Lets

North Oxford family home in cul-de-sac ending in park. Available 28 June–27 July. Accommodation includes 4+ bedrooms, lovely extension with windows overlooking enclosed garden, and all mod. cons. Ground floor adapted for wheelchair user. Easy bus access to city centre (bicycles for the more energetic.) £400 p.w. all inclusive except telephone. Possibility of arranging use of car. Contact Tel.: 01865 454274.

Well-restored 18th-century house in conservation centre of pretty village, 6 miles from Oxford. Four bedrooms, 3 sitting rooms, kitchen, dining room, large study, all mod. cons., garden, cleaner. Village has all services; good range of shops. Excellent 24-hour bus service to Oxford centre (20 min. journey). Perfect for visiting academic family. Available 16 July'24 Aug. £400 p.w. Email: Tel.: 01865 483951 (work) or 01865 880142 (home).

Pretty cottage-style house available from end July to 29 Aug. latest. Suitable for a couple or two single people. House within easy walking distance of the University and city centre, bus and train stations. Non-smoking. No animals. Rent for four weeks: £1,000 (all bills inclusive). Only incoming telephone calls. Reference required. Tel.:/Fax 01865 516142.

Central Oxford. Delightful small cottage in charming location, available to let from mid-July until end of Aug. 2006. Suitable for two people. Available by the week. For further information please call 07787 537903.

Central North Oxford. Four-storey, four- bedroom, four-star fully-furnished town house in quiet road near Port Meadow. Close to shops, bars, and restaurants. Neutral décor, wooden floors, kitchen/diner, separate living room, one bathroom, three wcs. Secluded garden. A perfect sanctuary. Fifteen min. walk to city centre. Available July and Aug. £600 p.w. Laundry and utilities included. Email Tel.: 01865 514623.

July-Aug. Accommodation available in a marvellous shared house in East Oxford. Two rooms (double and single) on the first floor. Ten min. walk from the libraries and surrounded by parks. One min. walk from the St Clement's bus stop to London. Quiet, sunny, with a large open plan kitchen area overlooking the garden. £200 p.w. incl. utilities. Email:

Beautiful, light airy family home in Headington available 6–27 Aug. Accommodation includes 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, study, large sitting room, beautiful bright kitchen, downstairs wc. Sunny enclosed garden. Easy bus access to city centre. £550 p.w. Email: Tel.: 01865 761256.

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Accommodation Offered

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:

Finders Keepers: for all of your accommodation needs please contact us—Oxford's rental specialist. Tel. 01865 311011.

Flat share in Central-North Oxford. Non- smoker. Large, sunny bedroom in quiet, spacious flat. Ample storage, off- street parking, washer-dryer, broadband, television, DVD-player. Two toilets. Suitable for visiting academic, professional, graduate student. £385 p.m. plus contribution to utilities. Tel.: 01865 511555.

Room to rent in Jericho flat. Looking for a mature graduate student, young academic, professional, etc. to share spacious renovated 2-bedroom flat, from 1 Aug. to 15 Dec. (possibility of extension). (Top two floors of converted house.) Looking for quiet, clean non- smoker, preferably female. £520 p.m. excl. bills. Good facilities, wireless internet, washer/dryer. Overlooks garden. Street parking; nice neighbourhood; central location. Email or call 01865 514615 (3'8 p.m.).

Large garden-facing room to let in Park Town house. First floor, own bathroom. Limited kitchen sharing facilities. Non-smoking. £430 p.c.m. References needed. Available mid-June. Please call 01865 515636 (evenings) to arrange an appointment.

Large furnished room for single person close to all colleges and J.R. Hospital. A pleasant house with garden. Comfortable room, use of bathroom and kitchen. Room for car on road, garage space for bicycle and an easy bus ride to the city centre. Available 1 June. £80 p.w. Tel.: 07703 599607.

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Office Accommodation available

Office accommodation in Oxford: North Oxford, 5 min. from St Giles'. Detached garden bungalow with private access, 4 rooms and amenities. Alternatives: a suite of 3 rooms, another of 2 rooms. Facilities complete—BT, NTL, fax outlets, broadband, car-parking. Quiet location. Tel.: 01865 511111.

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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:

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

Highly desirable contemporary two- bedroom flat available for short let from 9 July to end Aug. Available for whole period or in two-week tranches. Perfect for visiting academics/professionals with/without children. Sleeps 4. Quiet North Oxford cul-de-sac – close to all amenities, good bus route into Central Oxford. The property comes fully serviced, the perfect alternative to hotel/guest house living. More information call 07973 563505 or email

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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

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.

Italy. Lovely, small, sunny village house (historic centre), 45 min. to Rome by bus/train (frequent service). Suitable for max. 2 n-s people. Fully furnished, linen, duvets etc. provided. You need take nothing. Very quiet, ideal for study. £400 p.m. (plus bills, which amount to very little). Ideally for at least one month or more. Photos provided if interested. Contact Angela Fuller on 01284 704441 or email (c/o)

N.W. France. Self-catering holiday cottage. A newly converted barn in peaceful country surroundings, close to the beautiful town of Morlaix and 20 min. drive from north coast beaches. Bright, airy sitting room with corner kitchen. Double bedroom, twin beds and en suite shower room. Village shops at Plougonven, 2km; 45 minutes drive south from Roscoff. £250 p.w. Contact Yvonne Morgan on 0033 (0)298 787059. Email:

Mousehole, Cornwall. Dylan Thomas called Mousehole the most beautiful village in England. We have two attractive little harbourside cottages to let, each sleeping four. They are only 40 yards from each other'two families often come together. Sandy beaches inside, rocky pool outside the harbour walls; fishing allowed off the quays. From £225'£465 p.w. Winter: £185 p.w. Winter breaks: £100 (3 nights). Contact Mrs Dancy on 01736 7311377 or see

Kalives, Halkidiki, Greece. Holiday where the Greeks do! Located at the top of the second 'leg' of Halkidiki province, the village of Kalives has four tavernas, bakery, supermarket, open-air cinema. Watersports, day-cruise, archaeological ruins nearby. Apartment Ammoudia is part of a small complex (with pool), set in pleasant gardens, 50 metres from beach. Modern and simply but fully furnished. Balconies, air conditioning. Sleeps 4. Please see

Southern France. Period stone house with small courtyard terrace in picturesque village 15 km n.w. Nîmes. Newly restored and equipped. Excellent walking of outstanding botanical interest. Short- or long-term lets. Out-of-season rates. Available from 1 July. Email:

Pembrokeshire Coast National Park. Secluded cottage near Fishguard, short walk to coast, 10 min. drive to beach, shops, pub. Ideal for walkers, birdwatchers, couple, or small family seeking peace and quiet. Safe for children, dogs welcome. Private garden, many books, stove for chilly evenings or barbecue for warm ones. Sleeps 3+ with space for tent and optional caravan annexe. July/Aug. vacancies available. £260 p.w. Tel.: 01348 872080. Email:

For late bookings: now available for flexible letting periods and starting dates (e.g. mid-week), with generous discounts for Oxford contacts. Carefully restored farmhouse in tranquil south- west France, suitable for 2–6+. Fully equipped, 10 metre pool, log burning stove and g.c.h., constant hot water, excellent local support. Not available 29 July– 26 Aug. Initial enquiries please to

Bologna, Italy. Small, nice flat in the centre of Bologna, near the Two Towers. Ravenna, Ferrara, and Florence in easy reach. Ideal for a holiday rich in cultural events. Double bedroom, kitchen, bathroom. TV, no telephone. Very cool in summer. Available for July and Aug. £200 p.w. (discount for longer lets). Email:

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