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Oxford University Gazette, 7 December 2006 : Advertisements


Respondents to advertisements are asked to note the following, which is an extract from the Terms and Conditions of acceptance of advertisements:

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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Gazette publication arrangements

Advertisers are asked to note that the final Gazette of this term will be published on 14 December. Publication for Hilary Term will start on 11 January. The usual deadline will apply.

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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. 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 Monthly Forum

Nazir Afzal, OBE, will speak and lead a discussion on 'Honour Crimes in the British Muslim Community' on Sun., 10 Dec., at 3 p.m. in the Summertown Hall, corner Banbury and Portland Roads. Dr Afzal is the Director of the Crown Prosecution Service, London West, and is a leading campaigner against honour killings in the UK. This event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served. For further information, email: or telephone 01865 766032.

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2006 - A Year Of Artists' Anniversaries

Celebration: the year 2006 marked the 400th anniversary of the birth of Rembrandt, as also coincidentally those of quite a number of other printmakers. Among a selection of original prints from five centuries, this fully-illustrated new stock catalogue offers prints by or of a number of artists whose anniversaries fall in 2006. Highlights include Rembrandt's Turbaned Soldier on Horseback and The Triumph of Mordecai; Hollar's Fur Muff and Stole; Pissarro's portrait of Cézanne (died 100 years ago); Theodore Roussel's Port of Fowey in its original etched framed. Other artists represented include Agostino Veneziano (Lo Stregozzo); Beham; Pencz; Carrière (died 100 years ago); Meryon; Fantin-Latour; Toulouse Lautrec; Marie Laurencin (died 50 years ago); Laboureur (portrait of Marie Laurencin painting); Kandinsky; Samuel Palmer; Frank Brangwyn (died 50 years ago); Monica Poole. Catalogue costs £10 by post from Elizabeth Harvey-Lee, 1 West Cottages, North Aston, OX25 5QB.

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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.

Scott Bennett undertakes restoration of antique furniture using traditional methods so you can be confident that your furniture is in the hands of a professional who is sympathetic to the period that the furniture represents. Scott Bennett operates from the North Oxford area. Free quotations are available on request and delivery/collection is also available. For full details on services offered and contact information visit

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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:

Alexander Technique - who can benefit? Anyone who sits in front of a computer all day; anyone with back or joint pain; musicians and dancers, singers and actors, lawyers and academics! What can it help with? Stress, poor posture, back trouble, RSI: improved performance and skill in almost any activity. For lessons in central Oxford (Beaumont Street) and in Headington, contact Stephen Cooper. Tel.: 01865 765511. Email: Web:

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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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Situations Vacant

Temporary vacancy. Project: 'Spacing strategy for sheep in transit.' (Project Leader: Professor Marian Dawkins). Assistance is required on the above project for an eight-week period. The work will be based at the Field Station, Wytham, and will be supervised by Dr Tracey Jones and Dr Corri Waitt. Duties will include: Extracting video clips from VHS to CD. Recording the position of sheep in the pen using 'Mouse-track' software. Data entry and maintenance of database. Start date: ideally 8–15 Jan. 2007. Working hours: 9 a.m.–5 p.m. each day. Rate of pay will be £12 per hour. Please contact and if you are interested.

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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:

Waterside. Plater Drive, Jericho. Two- bedroom modern terrace house. Two bathrooms. Well-fitted kitchen. Furnished. G.c.h. Garden. Car parking. Short walk to city centre. Open views to rear. Available now. £1,075 p.c.m. Brooks Property Management. Tel.: 01865 728597. Email:

Comfortable house in Woodstock to let while owners are in Australia. Available from 20 Jan. for 4 months. Good local facilities, regular bus service to Oxford, fast trains to London from nearby village. Broadband installed. Reasonable price for suitable tenant, single person or couple preferred. Details from

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. One double bedroom + one single bedroom-cum-study. Ample storage space. Garden/lawn. Available 6 Jan., min. 6 months. £987 p.c.m. Contact Mr Macdonald on 01865 421234. Email: or

Waterways. Recently constructed 4–5 bedroom townhouse in this attractive development close to Summertown shops and North Oxford schools. Large kitchen/dining room, sitting room, study, four double bedrooms (2 with en suite shower rooms), family bathroom, large multi-purpose room, 2 parking spaces, garden. Furnished and decorated to a high standard, with pleasant view over small park and lake. Available Jan. 2007 for 3–6 months—ideal for visiting professional family. £2,500 p.m. plus bills. Contact

House to let in Jericho, mid-Jan. 2007 for three months. Excellent location and condition, would suit one or two (sharing) visiting academics. £950 p.c.m. including all bills except phone. Non-smokers only. No pets. Email:

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Flats to Let

North Oxford . Fully-furnished, sunny 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. £800 p.c.m. Tel.: 01865 513688. Email:

Short lets in Paris 12. Bright and spacious (52 sq.m.), tastefully furnished 1-bedroom apartment in small modern block. Pleasant part of town (Belair, Nation) with excellent local shopping and easy access to RER and Metro (Porte de Vincennes, 3 min.). €1,500 p.m. inclusive of all charges and services; rent negotiable for shorter stays. Digital photos of interior available. 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:

Various houses/flats to let around the London M25 area. Short-term lets only, i.e. less than 3 months. Ideal for summer/winter breaks. For more information please email us at

Large room with en suite in a newly refurbished Victorian house on the Woodstock Road, Oxford. Fully furnished. Short distance to city centre, colleges and hospital. Available for short-term lets from two nights to three months. Would suit visiting academic, postgraduate, etc. Price variable according to length of stay. Also available: consulting room for hire per day. Tel.: 01865 554961.

Old Headington. Furnished flatlet of kitchen and bed-sitting room, overlooking gardens. C.h. For one gentleman. Non-smoker. £350 per four weeks. Tel.: 01865 768775 (evenings).

Wootton village, easy access to Oxford/Abingdon. Share superb luxurious townhouse near shops and countryside. You get a private suite of two freshly-furnished rooms, pleasant views, new bathroom, broadband, telephone/TV point. In addition, share wonderfully-equipped kitchen/diner, conservatory, garden and occasional chats over coffee with me! Few minutes' drive Redbridge or Botley park-and-ride, or A34/ring road. Ideal 1–2 University or visiting staff. N-s. £530 p.c.m. + deposit/bills. Contact Avril: 01865 327988 or

North Oxford . Ground floor studio/bedroom in recently renovated house within short walking distance of shops, bus stop, parks and sports facilities. Wireless broadband, g.c.h., smoke alarms, fridge/freezer, washer/drier. Shortlets of 3–12 months for women non-smokers (preferred). Rent £100 p.w. inclusive of gas and electricity bills, council tax and water rates. Excludes telephone. Available from 1 Jan. For further information email or call 01865 292801.

Lovely house in village near Kidlington, next to pub, near river and fields. Responsible reliable house-sitter (single or couple), with references, wanted from 13 Dec. to 12 Jan. Rent-free accommodation in exchange for feeding cats and birds. Weekly cleaner. Also large light double room for longer term rental (single occupancy): £350 incl. If interested in both or either of these, please phone 01865 374994 or 07909 966447.

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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:

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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.

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.

Australian paediatrician and young family seeking accommodation (ideally in Headington/Marston area) from Aug. 2007. House exchange possible with comfortable family home in Melbourne (20 min. by bike from centre of town). Will be in Oxford for 3 years for D.Phil., so if you have accommodation for all or part of that time 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:

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

Venice, Italy. Charming apartment, just in the centre (S. Samuele vaporetto stop). Fully furnished, 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, large living room. Can sleep 5. £700 p.w. Contact:

South West Florida, Englewood. Luxurious house situated five min. from tennis and golf, 15 min. from unspoilt Gulf beaches and within driving distance of Miami, Sarasota and Orlando. Set in its own grounds, backing onto a canal, the house has three double bedrooms, two bathrooms, pool and Jacuzzi and air conditioning throughout and is available for rent in 2007. Visit or email for more details.

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House for Sale

North Oxford , Hayward Road. 1920s updated, well presented detached family home in excellent condition in a prestigious no through road, backing onto North Oxford Sports Ground, one minute from the Park! Four bedrooms, bathroom/shower room, large loft, cloakroom, two reception rooms, kitchen/breakfast room, conservatory/breakfast room. Tandem garage and ample off- street parking. Greenhouse, shed and enclosed gardens front and back. Spacious and light. £615,000 (for a quick sale). Tel.: 01865 553319. Email:

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For Sale

Fine bespoke bookcase. Specially built waxed pine breakfront bookcase in four sections. Total length 19'8", height 8'. Seven adjustable shelves in each section; finished with fluted columns and reeded shelf fronts. £600, or £175 each section (buyer collects). Tel.: 07767 834652.

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