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Oxford University Gazette, 8 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. 26 Jan., Julie Anne Lambert, Bodleian Library: 'All the scraps I can collect: printed ephemera and the John Johnson Collection'; 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). Members: £5 per term. Visitors: £1.50 per meeting.

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12 Feb., 8.15 p.m. for 8.30 p.m., Oriel College (Small SCR). The Joseph Butler Society presents Dr Jeffrey Brower, Purdue University (US): 'Divine aseity and simplicity.'

20 Feb., 5.30 p.m., Headley Lecture Theatre, Ashmolean Museum, Beaumont Street. The Barakat Trust Lecture will be given by Prof. Deborah Klimburg-Salter, Institute of Art History, University of Vienna: 'The national (Kabul) museum and its role in the rebuilding of Afghanistan's cultural heritage.'

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Leckford Place School

Leckford Place is Oxford's new independent day school. Fully co-educational from age 11, the school offers a distinctive new option in independent education for parents and children in Oxfordshire. Scholarships: academic, art and performing arts. All information from the Registrar, Mrs Corinna Hilton, on 01865 302620.

Some of that Jazz! A holiday jazz course for 10–16-year old musicians of all levels. Previous experience of jazz playing is not essential. An opportunity to enjoy ensemble playing and develop improvisational skills in a fun, relaxed environment. Dates: February half- term: 12–15 Feb. Summer holidays: 20–23 Aug. Leckford Place School, Oxford (off Woodstock Road). Contact Anne Wynne on 01865 302621.

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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.

Scott Bennett undertakes restoration of antique furniture using traditional methods so that 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:

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). Email: english_german_translations@yahoo

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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.

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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

Linacre College, Oxford requires a part-time Bursary Reception Clerk (25 hours p.w.). Applications are invited for the above position in the Reception Office of this informal graduate college. The post holder will be responsible for various reception duties and will also assist with accounting and monetary functions. Applicants should ideally have experience of general office work, be computer literate, numerate and demonstrate a cheerful and helpful manner. The salary will be £13,660–£14,436 p.a. within Grade 2 of the University's Support Staff scales (pro rata 25 hours £9,356–£9,888) depending on experience. Closing date: 19 Feb. Interviews will be held on Tues., 6 March. Further particulars and application form are available from the Domestic Bursar, Linacre College, St Cross Road, OX1 3JA. Tel.: 01865 271963. 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:

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:

Central Oxford. House in Waterside available end of Feb. Two bedrooms (1 en suite), 2 bathrooms, garden. Views over Port Meadow. Off-street parking. £1,050 p.m. Contact for more details.

Short let. Comfortable 3-bedroom family house in East Oxford between Brookes and Cowley Road. Avail. 20 Mar.–6 May. All mod. cons. Large kitchen/diner/living area, bathroom, shower room, 2 toilets, 2 double bedrooms, 1 single room w/bunks, office available. Broadband, garden, no smokers or pets. £250 p.w. incl. all bills except phone. References and deposit required. Email:

Stylish Victorian house on Cowley Road, 5 min. walk to city centre. Four double bedrooms, separate sitting/dining rooms, wooden floors, newly refurbished. G.c.h. 40 ft. rear walled garden. Back access. Furnished. £1,600 p.c.m. Mobile: 07789 765867. Email:

Spacious and well-presented 3-bedroom family home in Wolvercote, North Oxford. Offered furnished and fully equipped. Open fireplace and wooden flooring throughout. G.c.h. Open-plan kitchen and dining room with access to large sunny garden and summerhouse. On quiet road close to Port Meadow with easy access to Oxford city centre. Long let from end of May. £995 p.c.m. Tel.: 01865 557044. 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: 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.

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:

North Oxford . Attractive furnished modern two-level refurbished n-s two-bedroom flat very near St. Hugh's, 15 min. walk to city centre. Double bedroom, second bedroom/study, living room, bathroom, and kitchen. All modern conveniences. Communal garden. Available from mid-Feb. £875 p.c.m. Garage option available (£55 p.c.m.). Tel. (evenings): 01865 513202 Mobiles: 0781 6546140 or 0781 4532429. Photos available via email.

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Vacation Lets

Charming Victorian riverside house with 3 double bedrooms and pretty garden to let on Osney Island, Oxford, from 29 July to 28 Aug. Thames towpath walks from outside front door. Port Meadow 20 min., train station 3 min., town centre 10 min. walk. Would suit visiting family. £450 p.w. or £1,400 for the entire period. Email: Tel.: 01865 241178.

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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:

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:

Spacious light and peaceful top-floor double room with views over Summertown in friendly academic family house. Female n-s preferred. Available immediately. £410 p.c.m incl. Wireless broadband, TV etc. Email:

Furnished single room in the Old Mission Hall, St Clement's Street, East Oxford. Available immediately at £330 p.m. inclusive of bills. This is a n-s building listed building with eleven tenanted rooms, two kitchens and a large sitting room. For details please contact Peter Shaw, St Clement's Parish Property. Email:

Small well-appointed room with sunny aspect to rent in charming Victorian terraced cottage backing onto river on Osney Island. Quiet beautiful setting, ten min. walk to town, five min. to train station, bus 2 min. Ample storage, wireless broadband. Non-smoker. Suitable for single visiting academic or professional post graduate student. Available mid-Feb. onwards. £350 p.m. excluding bills. Tel.: 01865 240904. Email:

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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.

U.S. journalist, Oxford-bound with his family (and very well-behaved dog), looking for furnished 2+-bedroom house/flat within walking distance of the University from Aug. 2007 to July 2008. The ideal home would be in North Oxford or Jericho areas and suit professional couple and their two (similarly well-behaved) teenaged daughters. Email John at or Ruth at

House exchange wanted. Fremantle–Oxford, Aug. 2007–mid. Jan. 2008. Family (children 7 and 4) have pretty 2-bedroom bungalow in leafy, quiet street, an easy walk to beautiful beaches and historic Fremantle city centre. Short train ride to Perth. Five universities in area. Glorious sunshine and relaxed way of life. They need furnished house in Oxford to be near family. Tel.: 01865 724141. Email:

Oxford house desired for July. A 3–4-bedroom furnished house, preferably with a garden, desired within walking distance of Brasenose College, for July. Prefer to rent but willing to consider trading for a house in La Jolla California or Exeter, New Hampshire, USA (1 hour from Boston) in July or other mutually agreed month. Please contact Brenda Baker at

Academic couple (researchers at Univ. of Oxford) seeking accommodation for 6 months, starting mid-Apr. 2007. Very modest budget; we can do appropriate tasks, such as tutoring or keeping house, in exchange for rent. Very clean, quiet, n-s, responsible couple. Willing to house-sit/house-share suites with own bathroom and separate/shared kitchen. In Oxford or in neighbouring villages, short bus-rides from the university. Please write to

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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:

Paris. We (college fellow and friend) have a beautiful, well-equipped, privately-run one-bedroom flat, very central in the Marais, in a beautiful pedestrianised square. Close to Place des Vosges. First floor, large sitting room with en suite kitchen, bedroom and bathroom (shower). Short or medium lets. See for more details or email

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.

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.

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 £240–£485 p.w. Winter: £195 p.w. Winter breaks: £100 (3 nights). Contact Mrs Dancy on 01736 7311377 or see

Gozo. Charming Mediterranean island. Superb views from our comfortable villa with pool, suitable for families of up to six. Rates are £900 p.w. in high season, other rates by application. For full colour photos and more details, ring 01367 240049 or see

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.

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.

Tuscany, Siena area: Villa S. Stefano in Chiusi, within its large property, is the perfect and secluded place for a genuine vacation for max 10 people. Privacy, garden, pool, BBQ, a/c, SAT TV, wireless Internet, all comfort. Contact: or +393287133951. Web:

Italy. Clusane on the southern shore of Lago d'Iseo; famous for its beautiful scenery and perfect for exploring by bicycle, car or boat. Easy access via motorway for Bergamo, Brescia, Verona, Mantova and Cremona. Restful apartment, 150 m from the lake, comprising double bedroom (sleeps 2–4), kitchen/dining room and bathroom. Comfortably furnished and laundry supplied. Nearest airports: Bergamo and Brescia. Rates from £180 p.w. Full details from or 07719378614.

Well-appointed period house in the unspoilt village of Regencós, Catalonia (65 miles north-east of Barcelona). There are two interconnected self-contained flats, sleeping 4 and 3 people respectively. Both have kitchen, bathroom and lounge/diner. Attractive roof garden with beautiful views. Beaches within 6 miles. £400 p.w., £750 per fortnight, £1,400 per 4-week period. Tel.: 01993 810035. Email:

French Riviera. Two-bedroom, quiet, fully-equipped flat with large terrace and magnificent sea views, 50 m from the sea near Le Lavandou (between Toulon and St Tropez) available for rent. Direct Ryanair connection from Stansted. Price £200–375 p.w. depending on season. See photos and all details at

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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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