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Oxford University Gazette, 5 October 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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Thurs., 19 Oct., 8 p.m., Harris Lecture Theatre at Oriel College. The Oxford University Graduate Theology Society presents 'Radical orthodoxy: 8 years on'. Speaker: Prof. John Milbank. Response: Dr Douglas Hedley. Questions and answers will follow the papers. All faculty and students are welcome. For more information, please contact

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Oxford Chamber Music Society concert on Sun., 8 Oct. at 2.45 p.m., Holywell Music Room. The world famous Florestan Piano Trio will play Mozart in G major K.496, Brahms no.3 in C minor opus 101 and Saint-Saëns no.2 in E minor opus 92. Tickets from Oxford Playhouse (01865 305305) or from, or at the door. Cavatina Scheme free tickets for 8-22 year-olds.

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OUS Events

Christmas Candlelit Opening at Waddesdon Manor on Fri., 1 Dec. We have arranged a guided tour of Waddesdon Manor on a candlelit winter's evening for Oxford alumni, family and friends. The house will be decorated for Christmas in the theme of the English National Ballet's Nutcracker. The evening will end with a 3-course supper. For further information, please see our website or call 01865 288087.

Varsity Rugby on Tues., 12 Dec. Join the Oxford University Society for our annual gathering at Twickenham to watch the 125th Varsity Rugby Match. We will meet for a picnic before the match and will then watch in comfort from a well-positioned block of seats reserved by OUS for alumni, family and friends. Tickets cost £40 each. For further information, please see our website or call 01865 288087.

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OUS Travel Brochure

New 2007 Travel Brochure. The main travel brochure for trips in 2007 is now available. Travel with like-minded people to a range of fascinating destinations, from Antarctica to Italy, accompanied by expert trip scholars. A copy of the brochure can be downloaded from our website at s/travel/index.shtml. For a paper copy, email: or call 01865 288087.

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Picturing India: Prints, Maps and Photographs, 1690–1920

Fri., 22 Sept. to Sat., 7 Oct. This September, Sanders presents a veritable 'wonder house' of images of India, dating from the 1600s to just after the Great War. From 17th-century maps to Orientalist topographical views, from studio portraits of Viceroys and Maharajahs, to informal studies of street vendors, plantation workers and sadhus, the exhibition offers a wide historical survey of the British pictorial reaction to the subcontinent, from the rise of the East India Company to the height of the Raj. Featured artists and photographers include Daniell and Shepherd & Bourne. University and Bodleian members are welcome to join us for a glass of wine at the exhibition opening on Thurs., 21 Sept. from 5.30–8.30 p.m. Sanders of Oxford, Rare Prints & Maps, 104 High Street, Oxford. Opening hours: Mon.,–Sat., 10 a.m.–6 p.m. Tel.: 01865 242590. Email: Website:

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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:, 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:

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.

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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

Learn to drive really well with an Advanced Driving Instructor who has been teaching in Oxford for 12 years with a high pass rate. Free one hour when you book your first two-hour lesson. Intensive courses, motorway and refresher lessons all tailored to suit your needs. Call Paul on 07786 176122. Email: Website:

Courses for Italian language students and special courses for artists or art students offered. Italian language and conversation; Italian conversation at any level; higher-level Italian language classes. 'Italian literature of the 20th century' (taught in Italian); 'Italian through Art'; 'Italian for Artists'. Drawing classes held entirely in Italian. For more details contact Dr Laura Carlotta-Gottlob at or Georg Gottlob at Tel.: 01865 283504 or 01865 552303.

Do you want to make a difference? The Oxfordshire Befriending Network offers Volunteer Advocate Training. Support people with life-threatening or terminal illness in getting their voices heard. Course begins 1 Nov. To find out more please call 01865 791781 or email

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Situations Vacant

Burford. Elderly lady is offering to share quiet comfortable home in this beautiful Cotswold town with congenial companion. Help with light local shopping for £50 p.w. Driving necessary. Car could be provided. Would suit e.g. retired or semi-retired female academic or writer. 35 min. from Oxford. Long-term arrangement preferred. Tel.: 0207 7273818 (weekdays) or 01993 775728 (weekends). Mobile: 07976 564072.

Orchestral players. A local amateur orchestra would welcome players for Mon. evening rehearsals and concerts. There are vacancies in string sections, for brass and for a clarinet. A double bass player would be particularly welcome; an instrument may be borrowed and transport is possible. No auditions are required. The next concert programme, in Nov., will include Beethoven's Third Symphony and Schumann's Piano Concerto. Email: Tel.: 01865 559133.

Oxford Analytica is seeking part-time editorial researchers. Oxford Analytica is an international, independent consulting firm drawing on a network of over 1,000 senior faculty members at Oxford and other major universities and research institutions around the world. We are looking for researchers to assist with the production of our flagship 'Daily Brief', to help with the organisation of our daily editorial conference and to provide out-of-hours research and administrative support using a variety of computer platforms. We are looking for intelligent, hard- working students (preferably postgraduates in the social sciences), with a keen interest in current affairs, good computer literacy, good organisational skills and attention to detail. Salary: £7 per hour plus overtime. Closing date: Ongoing. Start date: Immediate. Duration: Temporary work, ongoing. Please send CV and covering letter to Nick Jones, Production Editor, at Oxford Analytica, 5 Alfred Street, Oxford OX1 4EH. Tel.: 01865 261600. Website:

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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:

Beautiful, newly refurbished country cottage. Two bedrooms + two bathrooms. Outside Oxford in quiet village of Kirtlington. Available Nov. 2006–July 2007. £1,100 p.c.m. Fully furnished, fireplace, c.h., washer/dryer, new kitchen. Quiet, lovely garden, next to glorious grounds of Kirtlington Park, near to polo, golf, wonderful village pub. Regular buses to central Oxford yards away. Unmissable. Non- smokers only, please. Contact or Paige Newmark, Lincoln College or call 01869 351666.

Pretty two-double-bedroom house just off the Cowley Road. Lovely front and back gardens with off-street parking. Very convenient for town centre. Good local transport. Good local shops, restaurants, bars and cafes. Available immediately, furnished/unfurnished. £950 p.c.m. Professional couple or sharers. Tel.: 01865 820214 or 07813 787075.

Sutton Courtenay, Oxfordshire. Good road and rail communications. Three double bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, study/bedroom 4/playroom, sitting room, dining room, well-fitted kitchen (dishwasher, washing machine, dryer, water softener, microwave). G.c.h., double-glazing, good insulation. Downstairs could accommodate wheelchair. Conservatory, garden, ample off-road parking, secure fencing. Fully furnished; china, linen, pans, utensils. £1,200 p.c.m. excl. utilities and services. Deposit: £1,600. Tel./Ans./Fax: 01235 834740. 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 Jan. 2007 for a year. Non-smokers preferred. Email:

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Flats to Let

Summertown Studio, Victoria Road, attractive position and furnishing. Compact, light, first-floor studio flat with fully- equipped kitchen area and well-appointed shower room. All Bosch appliances: fridge-freezer, electric oven, gas hob, washer/drier. Built-in wardrobe/storage cupboard. TV and BT phone points. £665 p.c.m. (for minimum six- month lease) includes all gas, electricity and council tax. Good security. Suit single non-smoking professional or academic. Available mid-Nov. Tel.: 01865 452821 or email

North Oxford . Fully-furnished 2-bedroom flat in quiet road off Woodstock Road; south-facing ground-floor flat with garage and shared secluded garden. Suitable for professional n-s couple. No pets. Available 1 Oct. £825 p.c.m. Tel.: 01865 513688. Email:

North Oxford . Well-furnished first-floor apartment in exclusive North Oxford mansion block, mainly occupied by academics. Two large reception rooms, large double bedroom, kitchen, bathroom, walk-in storeroom, long south-facing balcony. Communal gardens. Lift, parking space. Bus service to the town centre. Available end of Oct. for 6–9 months. £995 p.c.m. plus bills. The apartment is particularly suitable for senior or visiting academics. Tel.: 01865 512355. Mobile: 07913440318.

Summertown. Attractive, spacious, one- double-bedroom, self-contained, furnished flat in period house in Hamilton Road. Recently refurbished to a high standard with wooden/tiled floors throughout, large sitting room, kitchen/diner and bath/shower. Shared use of garden. Includes broadband. Residents' parking permit. Quiet leafy street close to shops, restaurants, swimming pool and bus routes. Suit n-s professionals or academics. Available now. Minimum 6-month let. £840 p.c.m. Tel.: 07976 255942 (Rosie) or email

Sunny one-bedroom first-floor flat with garden in Headington. Fully furnished to a very high standard, with a minimal look. Open-plan living room with sofa beds and computer desk. Night storage heating. Kitchen with breakfast bar with washer-dryer, fridge, cooker, etc. New bathroom with bath and electric shower. Double bedroom. Residential on-street parking. Ideal for lecturer or post-grad. Available now. £720 p.c.m. Call 07940 397220.

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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:

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

Headington short-term self-catering studio for academic visitors, relocation, holidays. Close to John Radcliffe hospital and transport. This self-contained studio is newly decorated, with wooden floors, furnished to a high standard with mini kitchen, combination oven/microwave, washer/drier, and dishwasher. Bedding, linen and towels are provided. Wireless Internet and off-street parking included. For further information and pictures see Email:

Large newly refurbished room available for rent on Woodstock Road, Oxford. With large en suite bathroom. £750 p.c.m. inclusive. Suit postgraduate. Tel.: 01865 554961.

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Office Accommodation Available

North Oxford , Wolfson College, Linton Road. Up to 1,000 sq.ft. (90 sq.m.) of offices adjacent to its main buildings. The accommodation comprises 3–5 offices with access to shared common room, kitchen and conference room. Access to the use of the College's superb riverside facilities, including restaurant for staff and visitors, by arrangement. For further details contact the Bursar on 01865 274104 or email< /p>

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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

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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.

Oxford graduate (St Hugh's), mature and responsible, n-s, seeks house/self-contained accommodation for the coming academic year to rent or in exchange for house-sitting duties, looking after animals etc. Oxford city or 5 miles radius of Oxford. Character references available. Contact Frances on 01865 463424 or email

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Holiday Lets

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

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

B&B in Normandy, France. Country Manor House, 50 min. from Caen. Beautiful countryside, swimming pool, tennis court, orchards, farm animals. €80 per en suite double room. Ideal for a weekend break. More details/booking: Tel.: 0033 233 126614.

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 are 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 £180 to £330. For photos and details please see To book, email or phone 01857 644211.

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Houses for Sale

Wheatley High Street. Seventeenth-century origins. Former village shop. 6/7 bedrooms. Kitchen with Aga. Open fireplaces. Dining room, sitting room, study, music room, etc. Bathroom plus separate toilet. Downstairs shower. Cellar. Garden room. Extensive stone barn. Conversion potential. On-street parking. All main services. Easy access to bus routes, Park and Ride, M40. Delightful well-stocked garden. Suit busy family and friends. Informal viewings welcomed. No exacting timescale for move. Call 01865 872077.

Need more space? Modern three-storey townhouse for sale in Faringdon, Oxfordshire. £164,950. Three bedrooms plus fourth bedroom/study, new fitted kitchen, bathroom, shower room, large reception room. Integral garage, front drive and mature rear garden. Located in the centre of the market town; convenient for shops and express bus into Oxford as well as beautiful local countryside. Current owner moving to new academic job. Please contact Catherine on 01367 243534.

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Flat for Sale in Bavaria

Bavaria, Germany: Simbach/Inn. Spacious (90 sq.m.) and light luxury one-bedroom flat with big living room, office (could be used as additional small bedroom), kitchen and bathroom, and utility room. Unfurnished. Wooden floors. South-facing balcony. Garage and cellar. Lovely location, beautiful countryside. Situated between the university towns of Passau and Salzburg (both reachable in ca. 45 min. by car), close to the Austrian border. Good train and road connections to e.g. Munich (110 km/ ca. 1.5 hours by car). €100,000 (ca. £68,000). For photos and further information please contact 01865 242049 (after 6 p.m. or answer phone) or email

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