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Oxford University Gazette, 2 November 2006 : Advertisements


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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: www.ox.ac.uk/staff.

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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. 3 Nov.: tba; 10 Nov., Dr Chris Evans, dentist and overseas volunteer: 'The white ship of hope'; 17 Nov., Major Timothy Hallchurch MBE: 'Endemics of Ethiopia—in search of the Simian wolf and endemic birds'; 24 Nov., Alan Oxley: 'Some curiosities of numbers' (Non-mathematicians welcome!); 1 Dec., Prof. Bryan Niblett, computer scientist and lawyer: 'Charles Bradlaugh (1833–1891): a radical Victorian politician; 8 Dec.: Jim Godfrey, The Canons' Verger: 'Christ Church Cathedral: a peculiar place'. For more information, contact Anita Segar, President, on 01865 730574.

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MECO Seminar

MECO Qur'an Seminar. Weekly classes discussing and investigating the sacred scripture of Islam. Pre-prepared handouts including multiple translations combined with traditional analyses, modern interpretations and contemporary perspectives. Muslims and non- Muslims welcomed. Meets every Tuesday, 7–10 p.m. For course fees and venue details, phone 01865 766032 or email info@meco.org.uk.

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Autumn Plants and Gardens Study Day

Sat., 4 Nov., 10 a.m.–4 p.m. at St Hilda's College. This Study Day will celebrate autumn plants and gardens and will consist of four illustrated lectures: 'Extending the season' by Pam Schwerdt; 'Autumn trees and shrubs' by Colin Crosbie; 'Embracing autumn as one of the gardening year's high points' by Keith Wiley; 'A blaze of glory' by Timothy Walker. Tickets cost £45 (incl. a light lunch but will need to be booked in advance). Please contact Louise Allen, University of Oxford Botanic Garden, Rose Lane, Oxford OX1 4AZ. Tel.: 01865 286690. Email: louise.allen@obg.ox.ac.uk.

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Laboratory Facilities Sought

Homeopathic research. I have formulated a set of specific and relatively simple experiments which I am confident have a good chance of demonstrating genuine (non-artifact) differences between ultra- dilute succussed and unsuccussed solutions. If anyone can help in terms of laboratory facilities in order to carry out these experiments, please contact me at steven.cartwright@oxford-homeopathy.org.uk.

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Dog sitter needed

Two professors seek occasional house/dog-sitter. Have two young friendly dogs. Must be responsible and used to being around dogs. Large house on edge of Oxford. Good bus connection. Periods up to two weeks. Please provide references. Reply to gillies.mckenna@googlemail.com.

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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

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: summertown@020.mbe.uk.com, also at 94 London Rd., Oxford. Tel.: 01865 741729, fax: 01865 742431. Email: staff@mbeheadington.co.uk.

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: rob@robguthrie.com. Web: www.robguthrie.com.

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.

Personal problems? Sometimes counselling helps. But for effective counselling to take place it is necessary for the counsellor to form a unique empathetic relationship with the client. I believe this is not possible if one has too many clients. For this reason I have earned my living elsewhere and in counselling limited my clients to a maximum of four. At the moment I have two vacancies. Email me—and, if compatible, we can discuss how to proceed. Email: sigmund382000@yahoo.co.uk.

Thesis and report typing, editing, proof- reading, help with writing / managing documents, audio transcription. Oxford DPhil. Reasonable rates. Ring Gina Rowland on 01865 514440 or email ginarowland@ginarowland.plus.com.

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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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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 http://www.qbman.co.uk 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: info@qbman.co.uk.

Three-bedroom house with garden, spacious sitting room and separate dining room for rent. In Folly Bridge area of Oxford—ideal for children. £1,000 p.m. plus utilities. Six- month contract (option to extend). Phone 07747 042287.

Three properties: 1.) Central Jericho. Large 4/5 bedrooms, elegant town house on four floors with carport and garden. Available now, unfurnished. £1,800 p.m. Ref.: 3364. 2.) Great Clarendon Street. Newly refurbished cottage with 2 bedrooms and rear paved garden. Available unfurnished at £1,000 p.m. Ref.: 1159. 3.) Summertown. Spacious 3-bedroom Victorian house with 2 reception rooms and 2 bathrooms. Off-street parking. Ref.: 3401. Please contact Finders Keepers on 01865 311 011.

Outstanding fully refurbished semi- detached house in North Oxford, next to peaceful Cutteslowe Park. Three bedrooms, one with en suite shower and basin, new family bathroom, new fitted kitchen with integrated dishwasher, fridge, breakfast bar and dining area, small utility room with dryer, downstairs wc, large sitting room with contemporary gas fire. Private south-facing garden with decking. Direct bus links to fashionable Summertown. Unfurnished. Non-smokers, no pets. £1,150 p.c.m. Email: stevegeekie@mac.com.

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Flats to Let

Available from 2 Dec.—one-bedroom apartment in Headington. Ideally located for the John Radcliffe, Oxford Brookes University and city centre. Consisting of a large, modern living/dining room, large bedroom with en suite and fully-equipped kitchen. It comes fully furnished, with an allocated parking space. £600 p.c.m., exclusive of council tax and utility bills. One month's deposit. For further information contact tomhannon38@hotmail.com.

Self-contained studio annexe available for rent in Yarnton (just beyond the ring road between Oxford and Woodstock). Recently built and furnished, it comprises a very large bed/sitting room, kitchen and shower room. Own entrance and parking area. Would suit a single person. Price: £475 p.m. plus electricity and council tax (approx. £50 p.m., but students are exempt). For details, please ring: Bridget Watson. Evenings: 01865 373276; Mobile: 07974 946693.

Summertown. Tranquil, newly decorated apartment in prestigious modern block. Ten min. walk to Summertown shops. Two double bedrooms, one single bedroom/study, spacious drawing room, kitchen/breakfast room, modern bathroom with shower. £850 p.c.m. Available now. Mobile: 07904 662135 or call evenings on 01865 556477.

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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: info@tmlettings.co.uk. Website: www.thomasmerrifield.co.uk.

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

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: eaton@norham23.freeserve.co.uk.

Comfortable, attractive B&B accommodation. Close to bus stop. 1.5 miles to High Street. Quiet and pleasant garden. No television. Nearby river walks. £40 per night. Concessions for longer term. Tel.: 01865 770501. Email: colejustine@yahoo.co.uk.

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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: http://www.weeklyhome.com. Email: info@weeklyhome.com.

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 admin@oxfordshortlets.co.uk or visit our website at www.oxfordshortlets.co.uk.

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.

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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: 764777, or email us: info@qbman.co.uk. Alternatively, we would invite you to visit our Website at http://www.qbman.co.uk 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. www.finders.co.uk.

Mature, 40 year old D.Phil. student completing his degree and seeking accommodation from Jan. 2007. Dependable, quiet, non-smoker. Experience with house sitting where special care is required; references available. Looking ideally to watch over the residence of an academic taking sabbatical/research leave. Call 07876 353514.

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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: 764777, or email us: info@qbman.co.uk. Alternatively, we would invite you to visit our Website at http://www.qbman.co.uk 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. www.finders.co.uk.

Mature, 40 year old D.Phil. student completing his degree and seeking accommodation from Jan. 2007. Dependable, quiet, non-smoker. Experience with house sitting where special care is required; references available. Looking ideally to watch over the residence of an academic taking sabbatical/research leave. Call 07876 353514.

A retired professional couple in Brisbane, Australia, seek an 8-week exchange (or parts thereof) in Oxford from mid- Apr. to mid-June 2007. Our home is fully modernised and has attractive gardens, heated swimming pool, outdoor dining facilities and is situated on a lake with extensive recreational amenities. Also available for exchange is our holiday cottage on the east coast of New Zealand, north Dunedin. Please contact lynneandbill@bigpond.com for further details.

Dragon flat? Yale professor looking for a 2- or 3-bedroom flat/house to rent near the Dragon from 8 Jan. 2007 for at least 6 months. Furnished or unfurnished. Email: rob.goodman@yale.edu.

House-sitting offered by experienced, quiet, n-s college lecturer. Available from mid-Dec./early Jan. for any period. Ideal if you are away on sabbatical, etc. and want your house cared for while you are away. References available. Contact robert.george@jesus.ox.ac.uk or 07970 684804.

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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: haroldcarter@mac.com.

Enjoy beautiful Pembrokeshire 'out of season' in the comfort and warmth of our Georgian flat and its garden, set in a National Park, overlooking Tenby Harbour. Explore castles, enjoy walking the Presceli mountains, the coastal path, playing golf on two courses, or just relaxing in a fine period property. For details ring Fran on 01527 821197 or visit our website at www.castlecourt-tenby.co.uk.

Paris. We (college fellow and friend) have two beautiful, well-equipped, privately-run flats. Both very central. 1.) Marais. One- bed apartment in beautiful pedestrianised square. Close to Place des Vosges. First floor, large sitting room with en suite kitchen, bedroom and bathroom (shower). 2.) Close to Musee D'Orsay: Vast and elegant studio (65 sq.m./sleeps 2 adults + 2 children), fourth floor, lift, on side street. Short or medium lets. www.ajparisflats.com. Email: joe.chamberlain@tiscali.co.uk.

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House for Sale

Spacious, elegant family home with four bedrooms, 2 reception rooms, utility room, modern kitchen with dining area, bathroom and wc. Large garden and double garage. Easy access to central Oxford. £465,000 freehold. Tel.: 01865 779872.

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