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Oxford University Gazette, 14 December 2006 : Advertisements


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

The University of Oxford and Oxford University Press accept no responsibility for the content of any advertisement published in the Gazette. Readers should note that the inclusion of any advertisement in no way implies approval or recommendation of either the terms of any offer contained in it or of the advertiser by the University of Oxford or Oxford University Press.

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Gazette publication arrangements

Advertisers are asked to note that this is the final Gazette of term. Publication for Hilary Term will start on 11 January. The usual deadline will apply. The Gazette wishes all advertisers a happy New Year for 2007.

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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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OULS/Bodleian Carol Service

OULS and Bodleian Library Carol Service, Divinity School, on Tues., 19 Dec., 12.30–1.30 p.m. Followed by a glass of wine and mince pies. All staff and readers are most welcome! Come for all or part of this celebration of Christmas in readings and carols. For further details please contact Simon Bentley on 01865 (2)77204.

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MECO Event

Idd Al-Adha Prayers. MECO (Muslim Educational Centre of Oxford) will celebrate the end of the annual pilgrimage (hajj to Mecca) on Sun., 31 Dec., at the Summertown Hall, corner Banbury and Portland Roads, Oxford OX2 7EZ. The prayers and sermon begin at 10 a.m. and will be followed by a festive brunch. All welcome, RSVP. Email: or telephone 01865 439805.

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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

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

Part-time Administrative Assistant, Ripon College Cuddesdon. Ripon College Cuddesdon is a theological college that prepares men and women for ordination in the Church of England. The College is a Private Hall of the University of Oxford and is located in the village of Cuddesdon, five miles from the centre of Oxford. At present, the College consists of approximately 20 full-time and part-time staff with 60 residential students and a further 50 part-time students. The College is seeking to appoint a part-time Administrative Assistant, working for 10 hours a week in the first instance, and with the possibility of additional hours in the future. The role will be very varied and the successful applicant will be part of a team of enthusiastic and committed staff. For a job description please contact the College Secretary, Ripon College Cuddesdon, Oxford OX44 9EX. Tel.: 01865 877404. Alternatively, see our website:

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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:

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

Central Oxford. Two-bedroom modern terrace house with garden, in quiet cul-de-sac behind Saïd Business School. Very close to train and bus stations. Own parking. Within easy walk of most university departments. Furnished and fully fitted to high standard. G.c.h., washer-drier, TV/video/radio. One double bedroom + one single bedroom-cum-study. Ample storage space. Garden/lawn. Available 6 Jan., min. 6 months. £987 p.c.m. Contact Mr Macdonald on 01865 421234. Email: or

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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:

Beautiful flat in Headington. Two- bedroom furnished flat located in quiet street close to the John Radcliffe Hospital and Oxford Brookes University. It consists of 1 large double and 1 single bedroom, bathroom with shower, a large lounge/diner and a fully- equipped kitchen. It comes with g.c.h., phone, broadband, Freeview, a small garden and a garage. The flat is available immediately at £830 p.c.m. For further information please contact Dr Afsie Sabokbar on 01865 227855 or

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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:

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

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

Borders of Rose Hill. Spacious room in attractive apartment, river walks nearby. Furnished, sharing excellent facilities. Overseas visitors welcome (Polish and Spanish spoken). Available now until Feb. for short let (exact dates flexible). £320 (neg.) inclusive. Traffic-free routes (cyclists!) to shops and Iffley bars. Contact Dave on 07979 918596 or

Large room with double bed available from Jan. in central Headington. Great location. Parking space available, lovely garden and conservatory, big living room and kitchen. Looking for a n-s professional. £390 excl. Call Christelle on 07966 489437.

North Oxford , Apartment share available for n-s academic from 1 Jan.–31 May. Garden, good facilities, excellent location, nice ambience. £400 p.m. Share with young Oxford academic. Contact:

Are you tired of commuting and would rather stay two or three nights a week in Oxford? We have a comfortable room in a spacious family home. Large garden/outdoor swimming pool/ off- street parking. Private bathroom for guests. The house is situated at the bottom of Cumnor Hill. Frequent buses into the centre of Oxford. £28 per night with continental breakfast. Wireless broadband. Phone 01865 863594 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

Luxury serviced apartments in the centre of Oxford. Ten per cent discount for all members of, or visitors to, the University of Oxford. Two bedrooms, two bathrooms, fully-equipped kitchen, separate lounge/diner. Computer, printer, Internet access, satellite TV, allocated parking, secure entry system, welcome pack and much more. From as little as £30 per person per night. Minimum of two nights' stay. Contact Ambassador's Oxford on 07795 955918. Email: Website:

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Accommodation Sought

Going abroad? Or just thinking of letting your property? QB Management is one of Oxford's foremost letting agents and property managers. We specialise in lettings to both academic and professional individuals and their families, and have a constant flow of enquiries from good quality tenants seeking property in the Oxford area. If you would like details of our services, or if you simply need some informal help and advice without obligation, telephone us: 01865 764533, fax us: 01865 764777, or email us: Alternatively, we would invite you to visit our Website at and see how we could be marketing your property.

Finders Keepers: for all of your accommodation needs please contact us—Oxford's rental specialist. Tel. 01865 311011.

Mature, 40-year old D.Phil. student completing his degree and seeking accommodation from Jan. 2007. Dependable, quiet, non-smoker. Experience with house sitting where special care is required; references available. Looking ideally to watch over the residence of an academic taking sabbatical/research leave. Call 07876 353514.

Academic visitor to Nuffield College and family (wife and three well-behaved children) from USA seek furnished accommodation for six months beginning in mid-Jan. 2007. Prefer three bedrooms, easy access to central Oxford. Can pay up to £1,100 p.c.m. We will take good care of your property! Please email

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Holiday Lets

Stunningly situated cottage overlooking rolling countryside, South West France. Spectacular views. Large private swimming pool. Open-plan living room, sleeps 6/8 comfortably in three/four bedrooms, two bathrooms, fully-equipped kitchen. South-facing terrace with stone barbecue. Full linen supplied. TV/DVD. Short walk from village. Exciting places to explore and sights to visit for adults and children. Fly to Toulouse, Rodez or Carcassonne. Visit our website: Tel.: 0033 563 404083. Email:

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

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.

Paris. We (college fellow and friend) have two beautiful, well-equipped, privately-run flats. Both very central. 1.) Marais. One- bed apartment in beautiful pedestrianised square. Close to Place des Vosges. First floor, large sitting room with en suite kitchen, bedroom and bathroom (shower). 2.) Close to Musée D'Orsay: Vast and elegant studio (65 sq.m./sleeps 2 adults + 2 children), fourth floor, lift, on side street. Short or medium lets. Email:

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

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