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Oxford University Gazette, 11 January 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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Oxford Chamber Music Society concert in Holywell Music Room, Sun., 14 Jan. at 2.45 p.m. The 2003 London Competition winners, Atrium Quartet (St Petersburg), will play Tchaikovsky 3 in E flat minor op. 50, Shostakovich 5 in B flat op. 92 and Beethoven Razumovsky 1 in F op. 59. Free Cavatina tickets for 8–22 year-olds (with card). Tickets from Oxford Playhouse 01865 305305, or at the door.

Sun., 21 Jan. (second week), 8 p.m., Holywell Music Room. Jack Liebeck (violin) ( and Katya Apekisheva (piano) play: Bartok Rhapsodies I & II; Ravel Sonata; Rachmaninov, Morceaux de Salon; Franck Sonata. Tickets £14/£12 (concessions) from Tickets Oxford at or ring 01865 305305. Any unsold tickets available at the door.

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Singing Workshop and Concert

'Come and sing The Creation'. Conductor: Robert Dean. Sat., 3 February at the Sheldonian. Workshop begins at 2 p.m. Followed by a concert performance with orchestra at 7.30 p.m. Singers tickets: £20, conc.: £15, audience: £10/ £7.50. All proceeds to 'The Art Room' (reg. charity number 1088739).

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Volunteers needed

Would you be willing to take part in our studies on diet and blood vessel function? If you are aged 18–60 years, we would like to hear from you. Please contact Louise at OCDEM, The Churchill Hospital. Phone 01865 85203 or email

Volunteer guides required. The Bodleian Library offers local, national and foreign visitors the opportunity to learn more about the historic buildings that form the heart of the University and about the history of the Library's collections from medieval times up to the present day. We have over 200,000 visitors each year for which we provide a range of guided tours and information. For nearly twenty years, these tours have been conducted by a team of enthusiastic and knowledgeable volunteers. We are currently looking to increase our team of volunteer guides and are seeking people with an ability and desire to communicate to visitors accurate information in a clear, friendly manner. Full training, information and support will be given. If you are interested in becoming a Bodleian volunteer guide, please contact 01865 277216 for more information or an application form.

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MECO Monthly Forum

The Muslim Educational Centre of Oxford (MECO) is celebrating the beginning of the Islamic New Year on Sat., 20 Jan. when Ahmad Salam, Head of the Islamic Division at Credit Suisse Boston will deliver a public lecture on 'Islamic Finance in the Age of Globalisation'. The presentation takes place at 7 p.m. in the Summertown Hall, corner Banbury and Portland Roads, North Oxford. This special New Year celebration will feature dinner, music and poetry. All welcome but RSVP essential. Telephone 01865 766032 or email:

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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:

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Domestic Services

Debbie Payne Gardening & Domestic Services. RHS-trained gardener available in the Oxfordshire area. Fully insured, friendly advice and free estimates. Excellent references. Contact Debbie Payne on 07810420711 (mobile) or visit for more information. Domestic Services include one-off cleans and meals to freeze. A painting and decorating service is also available on 07970209755.

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

EAJS Administrator. The European Association for Jewish Studies seeks to appoint a half-time Administrator for at least a three-year period, starting 1 Apr. The person appointed will be responsible for the general administration of the EAJS office, including EAJS membership, accounts and finances, website maintenance, and other duties. S/he will also be responsible for the expansion and development of the EAJS website ( The Administrator will work from the EAJS office at Yarnton Manor, Yarnton, Oxford. Requirements: track record in administration, excellent IT skills, high level of literacy and numeracy, and high level of independence and initiative. Salary: £11,387 ' £13,596.50 per annum, depending on experience. Interviews are to be held on 13 Feb. Deadline: 20 Jan. Applications, including C.V. and contact details of two referees, should be submitted to the Secretary, Dr Sacha Stern, at

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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. £987 p.c.m. Contact Mr Macdonald on 01865 421234 or or

North Parade. Lovely 1–2-bedroom Victorian house to let. Central North Oxford. Stylish interior over 3 floors. Part furnished. G.c.h. Ideal home/office. Available now. £1,500 p.c.m. No agency fee. Contact: or 01865 864959.

North Oxford . Recently built furnished 4-bedroom house over 4 floors. Two reception rooms. Fully fitted kitchen/dining room. Master bedroom with en suite and dressing room. Family bathroom with separate shower. Internet, satellite TV and telephone to all rooms. Off-street parking. £1,750 p.c.m. Available Jan. Contact College and County on 01865 722277 or email

Three-bedroom, two-bathroom terrace house in close proximity to Summertown and easy access to city centre. Fully furnished. South-facing garden. Off-street parking. 1,200 p.c.m. Professionals or University only. Available 1 Feb. Tel.: 01865 311481 or 07850 990759.

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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:

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

Summertown flat to rent. Two double bedrooms. Lovely first-floor flat available on Hernes Crescent. It has just been completely refurbished, including a new fitted kitchen. Lounge, dining area, balcony, parking and garage. Fully furnished incl. washing machine. Available now. £950 p.c.m. For more info, call 07950 761819 or email See photos at

Accommodation to let. Attractive refurbished no-smoking modern two-bedroom two-level 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. Tel. (evenings): 01865 513202. Mobile: 07816546140 or 07814532429.

Two-bedroom flat on Cumnor Hill, Botley, Oxford. Clean, modern, with kitchen/diner and sitting-room. Quiet annexe to large house. Own entrance and parking area. Nearby bus stop to city centre. £700 p.c.m. including water. Available late Jan. Non- smokers only. Tel.: 01865 861978 or email

Marston. Top-floor one-bedroom apartment in purpose-built block. Huge living room, 2 bathrooms. Fully-fitted kitchen. Unfurnished. Allocated parking. £760 p.c.m. Available beginning Feb. Contact College and County on 01865 722277 or email

Central Oxford. Character studio apartment in converted school, available now. £775 p.c.m. Contact Finders Keepers on 01865 297999.

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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:

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

Borders of Rose Hill. Spacious room in attractive apartment, river walks nearby. Furnished, sharing excellent facilities. Overseas visitors welcome (Polish and Spanish spoken). Available for temporary let, whilst flat is sold (exact dates flexible). £295 (neg.) inclusive. Traffic-free routes (cyclists!) to shops and Iffley bars. Contact Dave on 07979 918596 or

South Parade, Summertown. Post-graduate accommodation in 4-bedroom house. Available from Jan. to Sep. 2007. £996 p.c.m. Tel: 01865 557601.

Old Marston. Near the University Parks. Small room suitable for a single person. No bills apart from contributing to gas and electric bills. £260 p.m. Contact 0788 6946376.

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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

Retired ancient historian with wife and small woolly dog, all well behaved, require house or flat for month of Feb., preferably Walton Manor, Jericho, etc. Willing to rent, house-sit, or exchange for 18th-century stone farmhouse on edge of village near Saint-Lô ;, Normandy, recently modernised, five bedrooms, large Classics and Ancient History library, domestic help twice weekly. Phone 0033 233 06 09 56 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:

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:

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

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:

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