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Oxford University Gazette, 14 June 2007 : 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 remaining Gazettes of this academic year will be published on 22 June, 28 June, 12 July and 26 July. Publication for 2007–8 will begin on 20 September. The usual deadline will continue to apply (see above).

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Changing costs of Gazette advertisements from Michaelmas Term 2007

Advertisers are asked to note that Gazette advertising prices will increase from Michaelmas Term. The Gazette's current prices have been maintained for a number of years, and need to be increased in response to rising costs. The discount of 25 per cent for placings of four or more insertions of one advertisement will continue.

  • New internal prices (incl. VAT):
  • £20 per insertion for up to 70 words
  • £40 per insertion for up to 150 words
  • New external prices (incl. VAT):
  • £25 per insertion for up to 70 words
  • £50 per insertion for up to 150 words

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Changing costs of Blueprint display advertisements from Michaelmas Term 2007

Oxford Blueprint, the University's newsletter, is distributed with the Gazette, and is also circulated separately throughout the University. It is available free of charge to all academic and administrative staff of the University. Ten issues of Blueprint are published annually. Advertisers are asked to note that from Michaelmas Term onwards, Blueprint advertising prices will increase, and that advertisements in full colour can be accepted. The discount of 25 per cent for placings of four or more insertions of one advertisement will continue. For further details please contact 01865 280548 or

  • New prices (incl. VAT):
  • Half-page (landscape): £200 per insertion
  • Quarter-page (landscape/portrait): £100 per insertion
  • One-eighth-page (landscape): £45 per insertion

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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:

Note: Closing down sale. Oxford University Newcomers' Club Equipment Store. Sat., 16 June, 10.30 a.m.–2.30 p.m., 13 Norham Gardens.

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OUS Travel Programme 2007–8

The new OUS summer travel brochure for trips in 2007–8 is now available. Travel with like-minded people on interesting trips, accompanied by expert Oxford scholars. There is a wide variety of destinations, including an Adriatic and Mediterranean Cruise with our new partner, Regent Seven Seas Cruises. Tours to the Galapagos and Libya are also back by popular demand. For a copy of the new brochure, please email or see 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. 15 June, AGM and barbecue at 21 Woodcroft, Kennington, at 6.30 p.m. Members: £5 per term. Visitors: £1.50 per meeting.

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Child Care Needed

Child care needed for happy and outgoing five- year-old boy for visiting academic couple. Central Oxford. Dates required: 30 July–2 Aug., 10 a.m.–4 p.m, possibly with additional days needed through Aug. Excellent pay. References required. Please email with letter of interest and references to:

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TEFL Volunteers Sought

Going to China this summer? TEFL volunteers sought for 2 weeks during Aug. in Qinghai, China. Accommodation and meals provided. Pay own travel costs. A wonderful chance to get to know a fascinating part of China, on the borderlands of Tibet. Further details at

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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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Asian Art Sought

Twentieth-century Indian art (Francis Newton Souza, Tyeb Mehta, Jamini Roy, etc.) and Japanese Prints (18th century to 20th century) sought for purchase by Oxfordshire based collector. Email, preferably with images, to Tel: 07786 742081. Total confidentiality assured.

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Cafe Zouk

Discover the taste of Mughal India. From our kitchen to your table, we would like to bring you herbs, spices, roots, beauty, fragrances and the Mughal tradition of passion for good food. 135 High Street, Oxford Tel.: 01865 251600. Open: daily 12 p.m. to 2.30 p.m. and 5.30 p.m. to 11.30 p.m. Web site:

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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).

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:

Reference management. Need help organising and managing your research? Professional Information Manager will label, shelve and file your book and article collection for easier retrieval and organise full reference details into database or bibliographic management tool of choice (RefWorks, Endnote, etc.) ready for citing in papers and dissertations, formatted listings, or general future reference. Contact Susan Walker on 01993 811837 (evenings) to discuss your requirements or enquire via email:

Outstanding child minder available for flexible hours during 23 July–24 Aug. Museums, crafts, music, nature activities. Ofsted registered. Please contact or ring 07832 132382 for Ofsted details and references.

Richard Rowley Creative Design. I design easy-to-use websites and striking posters and flyers for a wide variety of academic ventures. Whether you're looking to communicate with your students, advertise a conference or seminar series, or make your research portfolio more widely available, I offer an affordable and attractive solution. My designs are fresh, welcoming and polished with clean navigation. Discounts available to University members. Portfolio: Email:

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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.

Debbie Payne Gardening Services. RHS- trained gardener available across Oxfordshire. Carry out garden makeovers if you are selling or renting out your property or just taming your wilderness! All aspects of garden services including hard landscaping. Fully insured, friendly advice, free estimates/site visits. Excellent references. Contact Debbie Payne on 07810 420711 (mobile) or visit for more information. A decorating service is also available from Abacus Decorating on 07970209755 or visit

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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

Assistant Gardener, Trinity College, Oxford. An exciting opportunity has arisen for a full-time assistant gardener in one of Oxford University's prestigious college gardens. Working within a small team, the successful candidate must be enthusiastic, highly motivated and qualified to at least NVQ level 2 or equivalent. Good working knowledge of using horticultural machinery is essential. PA1 and PA6 spraying certificates, although not essential, would be desirable. This 39-hour p.w. job offers a starting salary of £15,500– £16,500 p.a. depending on qualifications and experience (more for an exceptional candidate); 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays and benefits including pension scheme, training, free lunches and parking. Closing date: 22 June. Trinity College is an equal opportunities employer. Further particulars are available from Jennifer Cable, Bursars' Executive Assistant, Trinity College, Broad Street, Oxford, OX1 3BH. Tel.: 01865 279873. Email:

Somerville College is seeking to appoint a Nursery Assistant to work with babies and under twos in its 16-place on-site nursery open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Mon–Fri. Some experience and an interest in working with very young children is desirable, although no formal child care qualifications are essential for this post which will be available from Sept. The salary for this post will be £12,526 (37.5 hours per week) and benefits include five weeks' annual leave, a contributory pension scheme, and free life assurance. Somerville College is an equal opportunities employer. Closing date: Fri., 29 June and interviews will be held during the week commencing Mon., 9 July. Please telephone the Nursery Manager on 01865 270686 for an application form and further details about the post.

Required as soon as possible, well qualified teachers of Albanian, Armenian and Greek to prepare students for the International Baccalaureate. Applicants should be native speakers who are able to teach literature to pre-university students in their mother tongue. For details please contact Mrs C. Gospel, Head of Languages, as soon as possible. Tel.: 01865 517333. Fax: 01865 517319. Email:

Stanford University Centre in Oxford requires a part-time assistant from Sept. for up to two days p.w., to provide clerical, database maintenance and student services support to the Programme. Stanford is a well-known U.S. University, and the Programme in Oxford offers 47 students each term the opportunity to study here as part of their Stanford degree. Further particulars are available from the Administrator. Tel.: 01865 251193 or 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:

North Oxford Property Services. Specialising in Oxford city centre letting. Established 17 years. We offer quality accommodation for academics and students. If you have a property to rent or you are looking to rent in the city centre then ring our friendly staff or come and visit our central Jericho office. We value your custom. 47 Walton Street, Jericho, Oxford OX2 6BQ. Tel.: 01865 311745. Web:

Comfortable family house in Lonsdale Road, North Oxford. Close to Summertown shops and easy bus access to the university. Fully furnished with a quiet garden. Excellent local schools. Consists of three bedrooms, study, large living room, kitchen and bathroom. G.c.h. Ideal for a visiting academic. Available from Aug. for 12 months. £1,200 p.m. (excl. of local council tax). Contact Dr Max Peberdy at

Sutton Courtenay, Oxfordshire, good road and rail communications. Sitting room, dining room, 3 double bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, study/fourth bedroom/playroom, 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:

Attractive coach house with view to let. Idyllically situated coach house, views over Blenheim Park, Woodstock, twice-hourly bus to Oxford. Kitchen, dining/sitting room, bathroom, double bedroom, off-street parking. Newly decorated. Ideal for professional single person or couple. £600 p.c.m. plus bills. Available now. Contact 01993 813569 or 07976 438336.

North Oxford . Newly-built furnished and equipped house with two bedrooms, one study, master en suite, family bathroom, living room, kitchen/diner, cloakroom. Manageable garden, parking. Excellent residential area close to sport, shopping and social amenities. Best suited for small family, couples, professionals and visiting academics. Available from Sept. £995 p.c.m. plus utilities and council tax if applicable. Tel.: 01865 516144. Email:

Taston, near Charlbury. Beautiful, large, fully-furnished, totally secluded, seventeenth-century Cotswold cottage for rent from 20 Sept. to Apr., from academic family. F.c.h., and only 25 min. from Oxford by car or train. Four bedrooms. Only £650 p.c.m. plus bills. Ideal for research or graduate students needing sanctuary. For more info contact Ed at

Hayfield Road. Exceptional position: quiet no through road. Unspoilt Victorian terrace house. Walk to city centre. Charming furnished accommodation, oak floors, original fireplaces. Delightful garden: roses, clematis. Two connected living rooms, two bedrooms, loft conversion (third bedroom/study). Kitchen with dining area: washer/drier, dishwasher. Bath/shower. Street parking. Near shop, canal, Port Meadow. £1,350 p.c.m. Private let, up to 1 year. No smoking. Email: Tel.: 01865 438883.

Attractive modern townhouse in Central North Oxford, close to canal and Port Meadow. Four bedrooms (two en suite), family bathroom, modern kitchen fitted with all electrical appliances. Pleasant conservatory overlooking garden and Meadow. Garage. 1.5 miles from University, close to bus route, schools, Summertown and Jericho shops and amenities. Unfurnished. Available from 1 Aug., £1,795 p.c.m. Please contact Rob on 07816 835520 or email

Spacious town house in South Oxford, close to park and swimming pool. 5–6 bedrooms, exceptionally spacious lounge and separate kitchen dining area, two bathrooms, and garden at the back. Fully-equipped., c.h., dishwasher, etc. The house is in a quiet neighbourhood and ten min. from central Oxford. Ideally suited for group of mature students, professionals wanting to share, or for family. Available from Sept. Please contact 01865 429285 (answer machine).

Short/long let. Short let only for summer. Long let available now, ideally for academic year. Lovely Victorian house, St Clements'. Quiet residential street, 10 min. walk to city centre, 3 min. to parks, local shops, London bus stops. 3 bedrooms (doubles), 2 receptions, bathroom, kitchen, cellar, large garden and all amenities. House recently restored. Suit academics, families and professionals. Non-smokers. Available now. £1,260 p.c.m. Please call 01865 244463. 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 for short/long let in extremely quiet, civilised, large Victorian house in this exclusive, leafy, residential Victorian suburb with large, light airy rooms: two lovely fully-furnished ground floor flats with large double bedroom, large single study/bedroom, large drawing room, kitchen, bathroom. Broadband. Back door to terrace and large secluded garden. Off-street parking. Flat 1 available now. Flat 2 available at the end of June. Tel./fax: 01865 552400. Mobile: 07789092274. Email:

North Oxford . Close to city centre and Summertown, 2-bedroom refurbished flat in quiet street, living-room, kitchen. G.c.h., shower, washer-dryer, separate entrance, off-road parking, no pets, non-smokers. £950 p.c.m. Available for 6 months/1 year. Tel.: 01865 556085.

Cowley, Boswell Road. Extremely nice ground-floor flat with nice garden. One bedroom plus sofa bed in different room; all modern comforts. Very quiet. Well-served by buses, 15 min. from downtown. For very quiet academic person or couple, with reference. From end Aug. to end Jan. £550 p.m., council tax, broadband and bills excluded. Tel.: 01865 711577 (6.45 p.m.–8 p.m.). Mobile: 07810 194454. Email:

Large Edwardian one-bedroom ground- floor flat on Woodstock Road in North Oxford, available 1 Sept. to 31 May. Fully furnished and equipped. Easy walking distance to both University and Summertown shopping. Includes sitting room/study, diningroom/study, new bathroom, kitchen with dishwasher and washer/dryer. Private garden and carport. Ideal for academic couple. Optional inexpensive car rental. Rent £725 p.m. plus council tax. Phone 01865 559174 or email after 1 June.

Self-contained 1-double bedroom flat with balcony, situated on Harcourt Hill, overlooking green belt. Within 5 min. of Brookes' campus; bus service to central Oxford. Fully furnished, with c.h. and double-glazing, including very large sitting room, double bedroom with wash hand basin and large fitted wardrobe, fully-equipped modern kitchen and power shower room. Telephone connection with broadband. Parking space for one car. Available from 1 Aug. £580 p.c.m. Tel.: 01865 722373.

North and Central North Oxford, furnished apartments. Central North Oxford: split-level studio, £695 p.c.m. from Sept. North and Central North: one-bedroom flat, £725–£795 p.c.m. from July, Aug. or Sept. North and Central North: two bedrooms, one double/one single, £795–£950 p.c.m. from July, Aug. or Sept. Add utilities/council tax where applicable. All convenient for most university departments, social/sporting facilities. Best suited for mature professionals/visiting academics. Tel.: 01865 516144. Email:

North Oxford . Flat to let from 1 Aug. Suitable for up to three people, graduates or professionals. Large furnished flat: 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, hall with storage areas, kitchen, lounge/dining area. One secure allocated parking space. Minimum rental 1 year. £1,200 p.c.m. exclusive of utility bills and local taxes. Call Jason on 07740 101664 or 01865 311279 for further information or to make an appointment to view.

Central Oxford (Gloucester Green). Just refurbished. One spacious flat with double bedroom and sitting room. Furnished/unfurnished. £850 p.c.m. Minimum 1-year let. Available mid-/end June. Tel.: 07834 363190.

Summertown studio to let. Attractive position and furnishing. Compact, light, first-floor studio flat with fully- equipped kitchen area (Bosch appliances) and well-appointed shower room. BT phone and TV points. Rent includes gas, electricity and council tax. Good security. Would suit single n-s academic or professional person. Available late July. £675 for minimum six months' lease, negotiable for longer let. Two months' deposit. Tel.: 01865 452821.

Upper Wolvercote. Light and spacious 2- bedroom flat with stunning views over Port Meadow. Quiet location, yet on regular city centre bus route. Fully furnished, with well-equipped kitchen, c.h. garage, etc. Available June for long-term let to professional/academic couple. £800 p.c.m. Tel.: 01993 849408.

Three properties: 1.) Summertown. Lovely modern top-floor apartment in the centre of Summertown. Two double bedrooms. Fully-equipped kitchen. Secure parking. Available 4 June. £1,050 p.c.m. Ref.: 3074. 2.) North Oxford. Beautifully furnished 2- bedroom ground floor apartment on Waterways development. Two double bedrooms with 2 bathrooms. Parking. Available 4 June. £1,050 p.c.m. Ref.: 2949. 3.) North Oxford, Frenchay Road. Fully-furnished 2-bedroom apartment on the second floor. Two bathrooms. Parking. Available 4 June. £1,075 p.c.m. Ref.: 4818. Please contact Finders Keepers 01865 311011.

Summertown. Two double-bedroom, lovely first-floor flat available on Hernes Crescent. Recently refurbished, including a new fitted kitchen. Lounge, dining area, balcony, parking and garage. Fully furnished incl. washing machine. Available 1 June. £950 p.c.m. For more info, call 07950 761819 or email See photos here:

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Vacation Lets

Summer let. Victorian cottage in North Oxford available for 4 weeks from Sat., 21 July to Sat., 18 Aug. Airport broadband and all mod. cons. One double bedroom, south-facing garden, newly decorated with pine flooring. £400 p.w. Can email photos. Tel.: 01865 553234. Mobile: 07904260636. Email:

Central Oxford. Beautiful family house, great location in Jericho, backing onto canal. Five min. walk to the University and main amenities in Oxford. Four bright bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, huge modern kitchen, dining room and sitting room, wireless internet and lovely garden. Totally furnished and the usual appliances are all provided. Available from mid-July to Aug. Please contact for appointment to view.

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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:

Quiet furnished flatlet for one n-s gentleman. Overlooking gardens. Bed/sitting room, kitchen/dining room, use of bathroom on same floor. £360 p.m. (£90 p.w.), including c.h. and council tax. Good bus routes. Available from 1 July. Tel.: 01865 768775.

North Oxford . Ground floor study/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 non- smokers. £400 p.m. inclusive of gas and electricity bills, council tax and water rates. Excludes telephone. For further information email or call 01865 292801.

House and cat sitter wanted from 11 July–9 Aug. Pleasant detached house in Temple Cowley with garden and on bus route to city centre. Reliable and cat loving person needed. References required. Email: Tel.: 01865 716924.

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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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Office Accommodation Available

North Oxford , Wolfson College, Linton Road. Up to 320 sq. ft. (30 sq. m.) of offices adjacent to its main buildings. The accommodation comprises 2 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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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.

Furnished house or flat required for visiting professor and spouse for coming academic year, needed from late Sept. 2007 to late June 2008. No children and no pets. Oxford or within reasonable driving distance. Please email or phone 001 541 14 307 1602.

Mature, quiet, non-smoking, post-doc academic (aged 40), seeking accommodation in Oxford from Sept. for a period of one year. Considerable experience in looking after homes and flats of academics taking sabbatical leave, particularly where special care is required. References available on request. Mobile: 07876 353514.

Academic couple with two children (10 and 7) looking for 2- or 3-bedroom rental in St Nicholas primary school zone, Old Marston, from 1 Aug. for six months (exact dates flexible). Oxford references available. Please contact

Academic/business couple seeks superior rental accommodation from Sept./Oct., including two bedrooms and large study, preferably near to city centre and for two years. Email: Mobile: 07711418627.

Visiting academic, single mature woman, seeks accommodation, ideally one-bedroom flat, in Oxford from 20 Aug.–20 Dec. or for as much of that period as possible. Email:, or phone Dorothy on 020 7837 7800.

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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

Beautiful rustic cottage, Las Alpujarras. Sleeps 6 (2 doubles, 1 twin), small swimming pool, wonderful views. Peaceful. Available May–Sept. Email:

Our Loire Valley, tranquil riverside village house of character near Saumur is unexpectedly available July/Aug. Simply furnished but with all mod. cons.; fishing from the garden; good food, cycling, tennis, etc. nearby. £300 p.w. (incl.) July, £350 p.w. Aug. Sleeps up to six. Further details available from 01993 813569 (evenings) or 07976 438336 (any time).

Ireland. Peaceful, cosy semi-detached holiday cottage in the heart of Connemara, one mile from Clifden, ideal base for touring this beautiful area. Seven beaches nearby. Cycling, horse riding, golf, sea fishing, scuba diving are all available locally. Cheap flights to Ireland West Airport (Knock) with Ryan Air and bmibaby. £175 p.w.–£350 p.w. Suitable for 2 n-s people, no pets. Linen, duvets, etc. provided. Email or phone 01865 378620.

Reykjavik, Iceland. Light and modern two-bedroom apartment. Sleeps three. Situated in the quiet University area, next to the main library. Walking distance from the beautiful centre of town and all university departments. Available July and Aug. £400 p.w. Call Sigurdur Skulason on 00354 6154320 or email

Beautifully refurbished large house in interesting Spanish village (Camarasa, 1 ½ hours from Barcelona) in the foothills of the Pyrenees. Eight double bedrooms, eight bathrooms, large loft space with roof terrace overlooking rivers and mountains. Website: For further details please contact Penny on 01865 429285.

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Houses for Sale

Oxford. Superb central location. Exceptional property with 2 bedrooms. Delightful garden. £650,000. Email:

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Retirement Flat for Sale

Charming ground floor retirement flat in Summertown off Woodstock Road. Delightful garden view, one bedroom, living room with bar-kitchen, bathroom. Warden-assisted, with food and all mod. cons. and maintenance provided. £60,000 plus £600 p.m. Tel.: 01865 558862 or email

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For Sale

1.) Piano. Reconditioned small upright, Waldemar Berlin. Very pretty walnut case with Japanese style marquetry panel. Suit beginner or more advanced player. Buyer to arrange removal. £350. 2.) Johannes Morley Clavichord. Extended keyboard. Straight grain walnut case. £150. Legs unscrew for easy removal. Tel.: 01865 247591. Email:

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