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Oxford University Gazette, 1 February 2007 : 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 in 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. 2 Feb., Dr Allan Chapman, Science Historian: 'Isambard Kingdom Brunel —engineer of the romantic age'; 9 Feb., Ken Betteridge, adventurer and environmentalist: 'Madeira—not just a bottle of wine'; 16 Feb., Rob Walters, Oxford tour guide and writer: 'Spread spectrum: Hedy Lamarr and the mobile phone'; 23 Feb., Dr Charles Swaisland, former colonial administrator: 'An 80-year love affair with Africa'; 2 Mar., Mark Davies, local history author and publisher: 'A literary history of Oxford's waterways'; 9 Mar., John Tolson, seafarer and film maker: 'Antarctica—the enigma. History and travels' (tbc).

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Green Economics Institute Training Day

Principles of Green Economics. The Green Economics Institute participatory training day will be held on 10 Mar., 10 a.m.–6 p.m. at Mansfield College. Aims and principles of Green Economics, innovation in supply and demand, social and environmental justice (undergraduate and postgraduate level). This training must be pre-booked and pre-paid. Admission fee per person: £40 (incl. lunch and tea/coffee). Email Miriam Kennet for further information at

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D'Overbroeck's College

GCSE, AS, A2 Easter Revision courses at d'Overbroeck's College. Intensive, well-structured and highly effective. Proven track record of success. Tel.: 01865 310000 for details or visit

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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

IT Support. 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).

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.

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: Web:

Personal problems? Psychotherapeutic counseling through the medium of your choice—be it email, letter, phone or face-to-face—could provide the answer. In the first instance contact Sigmund at

Qualified translator (Diploma in Translation IoL) offers English to German translation services at affordable prices. Letters, leaflets, short websites, etc. Please contact 01865 242049 (evening).

Isis van man. Your local and UK light removal and delivery service. Tel.: 08702 404629. Email:

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Domestic Services

Carpet/upholstery/rug cleaning by Grimebusters, Oxfordshire's local specialists. Domestic, commercial and college. We offer you the latest wet or dry cleaning systems at highly competitive rates. Fully insured, trained and NCCA approved. Free estimates and friendly advice. Tel.: 01865 726983 / 01235 555533 / 01993 868924.

Debbie Payne Gardening & Domestic Services. RHS-trained gardener available across Oxfordshire. Carry out garden makeovers if you are selling or renting out your property or just taming your wilderness! Fully insured, friendly advice, free estimates/site visits. Excellent references. Contact Debbie Payne on 07810 420711 (mobile) or visit for more information. Domestic Services include one-off cleans and meals to freeze. A painting and decorating service is available on 07970 209755.

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Tuition Offered

Learn to drive really well with an Advanced Driving Instructor who has been teaching in Oxford for 13 years with a 75% pass rate (national average: 45%). Free one hour when you book your first two-hour lesson. Intensive courses, motorway and refresher lessons all tailored to suit your needs. Call Paul on 07786 176122. Email: Website:

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Situations Vacant

Development Office Administrator, St Antony's College. The College is seeking to employ an Administrator for its Development Office. The position requires excellent IT and communication skills, as well as accuracy and reliability. Postholder duties include maintaining the College's database of old members on Raiser's Edge; the recording and acknowledgement of donations (including Gift Aid); dealing with telephone enquiries/visitors to the office; correspondence by mail, fax and email; preparation and mailing of College publications, etc; production and distribution of College Calendar; assisting with preparations for College events and administration of college memorabilia. Salary will be on Clerical Grade 4 (£17,461 to £22,111), with final salary pension scheme and lunches provided. St Antony's is an equal opportunities employer. Closing date: Fri., 9 Feb. For further particulars, visit the College website or contact the Development Director on 01865 274497 or email

Casual Museum Invigilators. The Museum of the History of Science houses a unique collection of scientific instruments, which is of great significance to the international study of the history of science. The museum is open free of charge to the public and also runs a successful education programme for children. We are looking for people to invigilate the galleries during opening hours. There is a team of permanent invigilating staff but additional people are needed to join our list of casual staff who are available to fill gaps in the rota during staff absence or, currently, to provide cover for maternity leave. Opening hours are Tues.–Sat., 12 noon–4.00 p.m. and Sun., 2–5 p.m. These hours will be revised on 1 Apr. to Tues.'Fri., 12 noon–5 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m.–5 p.m. and Sun., 2–5 p.m. Casual invigilating shifts are 4 hours 10 min. (weekdays) and 3 hours 10 min. (Sun.) until 1 Apr. There are occasional opportunities to work in the evenings during special events. Salary: £6.66 per hour. Please contact the Administrator, Margaret Hauser, The Museum of the History of Science, Broad Street, Oxford OX1 3AZ. Tel.: 01865 277280. 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: 01865 764777. Email:

Detached chalet-style house, Sutton Courtenay, Oxfordshire (cul-de-sac in quiet village). Large sitting room, dining room, study/playroom/4th bedroom, 3 double bedrooms, 2 de luxe bathrooms, luxury fitted kitchen (all machines). Conservatory, garden and patio. Garage, off-road parking. Secure fencing and gates. Fully furnished with all china, linen, pans, utensils, etc. £1,200 p.c.m. Deposit £1,600. Tel.: 01235 834740. Email:

Central Oxford. Two-bedroom modern terrace house with garden, in quiet cul-de-sac behind Saïd Business School. Very close to train and bus stations. Own parking. Within easy walk of most university departments. Furnished and fully fitted to high standard. G.c.h., washer-drier, TV/video/radio. 1 double bedroom + 1 single bedroom- cum-study. Ample storage space. Garden. Available 15 Jan., min. 6 months. £950 p.c.m. Contact Mr Macdonald on 01865 421234 or or

Central North Oxford. Lovely 1–2 bedroom Victorian house to let in North Parade. Stylish architect-designed interior over three floors. Part furnished. Wooden floors. G.c.h. Small patio garden. Ideal home/office. Available now. £1,300 p.c.m. Contact: or 01865 864959.

North Oxford . Lovely, light end-of- terrace house with 3 bedrooms (1 single), 2 bathrooms (1 en suite), modern kitchen/diner. Dishwasher, washer/drier, linen, TV/DVD, g.c.h., fully furnished. Large north-facing garden laid to lawn with patio dining area and vegetable patch. Off-road parking. Very close to public transport and schools. Park at end of street. Available immediately. Ideal for professional/academic family. £1,250 p.c.m. Tel.: 07814 026493. Email:

Two properties. 1.) Summertown. Suitable for professional sharers, newly refurbished, four good size study/bedrooms, large kitchen/dining room, utility, bathroom and shower room, off-street parking for 2 cars. Available now for £1,600 p.m. Ref. 3411. 2.) Cumnor Hill. Large unfurnished family house, 5 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, double garage, off-street parking and garden. Available now for £1,800 p.m. Ref. 2866. Please contact Finders Keepers on 01865 311011.

Observatory Street, close to Oxford city centre and walking distance to all colleges, University Parks etc. Three- bedroom, fully-furnished terraced house, large sitting room, separate dining room, two bathrooms (one en suite), cloakroom, garden. Available for periods of one to three months from 1 Apr. £1,700 p.m. (incl. all bills except telephone). Contact Wills on 01865 510980 or email

Delightful 2-bedroom, furnished terrace house, close to city centre in quiet no-through street. Washing machine, c.h. Pretty garden. Would suit n-s couple. Available mid-Sept. for one year. £810 p.c.m. + council tax. Please email

Three-bedroom detached house with garage to rent, in prime Oxford location. Currently unfurnished except for cooker, fridge-freezer and washing machine, but could be furnished if required. Available from Feb. £900 p.m. For further details please call 01865 432000.

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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: lovely fully-furnished ground floor flat with large double bedroom, large single study/bedroom, large drawing room, kitchen, bathroom. Back door to terrace and large secluded garden. Off-street parking. Available now. Tel./fax: 01865 552400. Mobile: 07789092274.

Summertown. Self-contained, furnished first-floor flat with g.c.h. in detached house in quiet cul de sac. One double bedroom, one small single bedroom/study, kitchen, bathroom. Parking space. Garden shared with ground-floor tenant. £675 p.c.m., plus council tax and bills. Available from Jan. Tel.: 01482 668572 (answer phone) or email:

Central North Oxford. Two bedrooms, two bathrooms, lounge, kitchen/diner. Top-floor flat in a grand Victorian house within minutes' walk from most university departments, best suited to mature and/or visiting academics, available from early Jan. at £895 p.c.m. plus utility and council tax if applicable. Tel.: 01865 516144 or email

North Oxford , excellent location. Tastefully furnished 1-bedroom apartment available June–Aug.—a sunny and quiet flat with shared garden, off St Margaret's Road. Small shops are nearby. £700 p.m. Tel.: 01865 511540. Email:

Ideal accommodation for academic visitors to Oxford, available weekly or monthly. High quality, spacious and comfortably furnished flat: double bedroom with bathroom, all linen and towels, fully-equipped kitchen, open plan living area, wireless broadband, Freeview TV. Set in grounds overlooking village church, ample parking, totally self-contained annex of private house in Cassington, three miles along A40 from North Oxford. £250 p.w. or £800 p.m., includes everything. Email: Tel.: 01865 883991.

North Oxford . To let: attractive modern two-level refurbished no-smoking two-bedroom flat in North Oxford (very near St. Hugh's), 15 min. walk to city centre. Double bedroom, second bedroom/study, living room, bathroom, and kitchen. Furnished and all modern conveniences. Communal garden. Available mid-Feb. £875 p.c.m. Garage option available (£55 p.c.m). Photos available by email. Tel. (evenings): 01865 513202. Mobiles: 0781 6546140 or 0781 4532429.

Two-bedroom flat in Kidlington now available. Walking distance to bus stop at main road (Oxford Road), from which frequent buses go to Oxford (10–15 min. bus ride). New furniture, sunny quiet flat. Suit professionals and couples. Please call 07918 140579 or email

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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:

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

Paying guests, visiting academics, welcomed for short or long stays in the comfortable home of a semi-retired academic couple, in exclusive, quiet, leafy central north Oxford, within walking distance of all main university buildings, town centre, parks, river, good shops, and restaurants. All rooms have colour TV, tea-/coffee-making facilities, microwave, and refrigerator and/or deep-freeze availability, c.h., and independent heating. Breakfast included in the very moderate terms. Tel./fax: 01865 557879. Email:

To let to mature person: comfortable room in private house, all facilities, in beautiful conservation village near Burford. Meals available by arrangement. Ideally Mon.–Fri., but negotiable. Tel.: 01993 824477.

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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 call us on 01865 311696, fax us on 01865 511010, email or visit our website at

Luxury serviced apartments in the centre of Oxford. Ten per cent discount for all members of, or visitors to, the University of Oxford. Two bedrooms, two bathrooms, fully-equipped kitchen, separate lounge/diner. Computer, printer, Internet access, satellite TV, allocated parking, secure entry system, welcome pack and much more. From as little as £30 per person per night. Minimum of two nights' stay. Contact Ambassador's Oxford on 07795 955918. Email: Website:

Fully-furnished and serviced 4- and 5-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 £1,250 p.m. all inclusive. Sleeps 2'3 people. Tel.: 0208 6601212. Website:

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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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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: 01865 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.

House-sitters available. We are a young graduate couple who, after marrying in Apr., will be based in Oxford for Trinity term 2007. We would gladly offer to keep house for someone who will be away from Oxford that term, and to pay some rent. References can be provided. We would be delighted to hear from you: Jonathan at or 01223 700152 or Alice at

US couple in Oxford executive education programme seek home exchange in autumn 2007, dates negotiable. Home in Seattle, WA, with 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms close to city by bus or car. Similar home in Sun Valley, ID area, could be available. No pets, n-s please. Contact:

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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 on the unspoilt and picturesque Greek islands of Skopelos and Alonissos. Private pool villas from only £80 p.p./p.w. Website: Email: Tel: +30 24240 29036. Fax: +30 24240 23057.

Inexpensive self-catering holiday farmhouse in Tuscany for one group of 2–8 people. In a valley with breath-taking views and varied walks, no buildings overlook the restored Casa del Mulino, its swimming pool or grounds including 'secret garden' and classically inspired parkland with monuments and stream. Ideal for lesser- known Tuscany and Umbria as well as Florence, Siena, Assisi, Perugia, Arezzo and Lake Trasimeno. Full details:

Spring and summer holidays in Porec Istria. Beautiful spacious apartment in centre of Venetian-style old town. Sea within walking distance. Sleeps 7/8. Heating if necessary. Well equipped for families. Masses to do for all ages. Cheap Ryanair flights to Pula (40 miles away). From £42 per day for apartment. E-mail for further details.

Cévennes. Mediterranean climate, dramatic mountain scenery, superb walking/riding/river swimming. Convenient for Roman Provence/Rhone vineyards. Two spacious refurbished c-h apartments with covered terraces in stone 'mas' near Mont Lozère (sleeping 8 and 5/6). Shady gardens, quiet hamlet—near shops. N-s, please. Available separately but particularly suitable for families wishing to holiday together but retain independence. From £245 p.w. Easy access via cheap flights Nîmes/Montpellier. Further details: 01527 541360.

Italy, Le Marche. Spacious 3-bedroom house in quiet location, 20 min. Urbino, 40 min. to sandy beaches. Sleeps 6 + 2, one large bathroom, large sitting room and kitchen/dining room. Terrace with magnificent views and small garden area. C.h. £250 p.w. Email Tel.: 01865 271852 (work) or 01865 351754 (home) for photographs and further details.

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House for Sale

House for sale. Spacious and elegant home with 4 large bedrooms, 2 reception rooms, modern fully- equipped kitchen with dining area, bathroom and wc, g.c.h. Large garden and double garage. £465,000 freehold. Tel.: 01865 779872.

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