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Oxford University Gazette, 12 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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Joseph Butler Society Lectures

The following lectures will be held at 8.15 p.m. (for 8.30 p.m.) in the Smaller SCR, Oriel College. Mon., 23 Oct., Prof. Roger Trigg, Warwick: 'Religion and public neutrality'; Thurs., 2 Nov., Prof. Dean Zimmerman, Rutgers: 'Freedom and foreknowledge: an anti- molinist argument'.

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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:

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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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.

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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.

Post-doctoral research fellowship now available at the UCL Institute of Ophthalmology in London. We are international leaders in retinal gene therapy (Yanez-Munoz et al., Nature Medicine 2006) and stem cell research (MacLaren et al., Nature 2006) and we seek a talented individual to join our lively team. Experience in molecular biology or visual neuroscience would be beneficial, but is not essential. We have an excellent track record in supporting promising academics at post- doctoral level to achieve their own research council fellowships, en route to becoming independent researchers. Our research encompasses genetic diseases of the retina and has a strong translational component in conjunction with Moorfields Eye Hospital. Salary will be to the UCL approved scale appropriate for the successful applicant with London Weighting allowance. A full job description is available at Closing date: 27 Oct. For further details and informal enquiries, please contact Robert MacLaren 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: 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.

Available Jan.: 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:

Waterways. Recently constructed 4–5-bedroom house to let from Jan. 2007 in this attractive North Oxford development. Very convenient for Summertown shops, and local amenities (Oxford Canal, Port Meadow). Four double bedrooms, kitchen/dining room, lounge, study + large, multi-purpose room (playroom, second sitting room or bedroom 5). Pleasant view over small park and lake. For further details and rent contact

Two properties: 1.) Kirtlington. Period cottage in popular village, 2 bedrooms, fully furnished. Available now at £750 p.m. Ref.: 2624. 2.) Tackley. Modern family home available now fully furnished for £850 p.m. Ref.: 2022. Please contact Finders Keepers on 01865 311 011.

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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: dianecw_flat€

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.

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. Contact (digital photos of interior available).

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.

Reliance Way, Oxford, OX4. A brand new two-bedroom apartment built by Berkeley Homes and finished to an exceptional standard throughout. The development is very well located close to the Cowley Road and offering access to all local amenities. The property comprises two good size bedrooms with en suite shower room. £950 p.c.m. Contact Premier Oxford. Tel.: 0845 408 7492.

Central Summertown. Modern top floor 2-bedroom apartment available now for £1,150 p.m. Ref.: 3074. Please contact Finders Keepers on 01865 311011.

Central North Oxford. Comfortable flat 10 min. walk from city centre. Well equipped, including piano. Available from Dec. or Jan. to Mar. 2007. Would suit one or two n-s graduates. £650 p.c.m. to include utilities. Please phone 01865 514983 for further information.

North Oxford flat. Double bedroom, study, lounge/diner, kitchen, bathroom. Off-road parking and communal gardens. Available end Oct. Suit academic couple. £895 p.c.m. Tel.: 01865 554595.

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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:

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:

Headington. Spacious room to rent in house in central Headington. All amenities, quiet location. Suit mature professional person. Non smoker preferred. Must like pets as I have 2 cats and a labrador. £120 p.w. (all bills inclusive except telephone). Email:

House-sitter wanted for cottage in small Cotswold town near Oxford between mid-Nov. and mid-Jan. Rent free (excl. gas, electricity and telephone) in return for looking after a lovely cocker spaniel and an elderly cat. Phone 01608 810464 or email

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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

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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.

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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

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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 unfurnished one-bedroom flat with big living room, office (could be used as additional small bedroom), kitchen and bathroom, and utility room. 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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For Sale

Cream painted wardrobe (190 cm high x 100 cm wide x 60 cm deep). Photos available. £150 ono. Contact or phone 07973 313045.

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