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Oxford University Gazette, 17 May 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. 18 May, John Standen, Ostcoarchaeologist: 'Human bones in archaeology'; 25 May, Jill Barnes, recruitment agent: 'Changing Oxfordshire's attitude to employment for the more mature applicant'; 1 June, Grant Lee, Nuffield Department of Medicine: 'The Radcliffe Infirmary pioneered medicine worldwide over 200 years. What challenges now face Oxford in extending that heritage?'; 8 June, Mark Lynas, environmentalist and author: 'Six degrees: our future on a hotter planet'; 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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Lost Nation: Stories from the Uyghur Diaspora

A 60-min. film presenting five personal stories of migration from Xinjiang (East Turkistan). Interviews recorded in Istanbul, Munich, Geneva, London and New York during 2006. After the film screening the work will be available on the Oxford University site 'Forced Migration Online' at There will be a short introduction from the film's producer and a member of 'Forced Migration Online' and an opportunity to ask questions. Screening details: Thurs., 31 May, 6 p.m.–7.30 p.m., Nissan Lecture Theatre, St Antony's College.

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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.

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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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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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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:

'On Ya Bike': mobile cycle repair service. Why have the hassle of getting your bike to a shop for repair when I can come to you. I can offer you a fast and friendly repair service with years of professional experience that will get you back on your bike and cycling again in no time! Plus full range of cycle accessories in stock. Contact Lukea Rizkalla on 07877 863523 or

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Domestic Services

Debbie Payne Gardening & Domestic Services. RHS-trained gardener available across Oxfordshire. I carry out garden makeovers if you are selling or renting out your property or just taming your wilderness! All aspects of garden services including landscaping. Fully insured, friendly advice, free estimates/site visits. Excellent references. Domestic Services include one-off cleans and meals to freeze. Contact Debbie Payne on 07810420711 (mobile) or visit for more information.

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

Part-time teachers required at St. Clare's, Oxford, a residential and day college for 350 students aged 15 and above. Over 40 nationalities. Due to continued expansion, we require part-time teachers of mathematics, chemistry and/or biology, economics and/or business, and English language. From late Aug. Required to teach on the International Baccalaureate and the preparatory IB courses. Closing date: 28 May. Please see the jobs section of our website for details:

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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:

Beautiful house situated off Cumnor Hill, Oxford, 2 ½ miles from Carfax and a few minutes' walk from the European School bus stop. Five bedrooms, 3 ½ bathrooms, 3 large reception rooms, exceptional and secluded one acre garden with views of the spires. Almost unfurnished but the usual electric appliances are all provided. Available from Aug. £2,500 p.c.m. Please contact 01865 862697 or

Beautifully modernised house to let, East Oxford, from mid-June 2007 for nearly a calendar year (exact dates by arrangement). Two double bedrooms, two studies, sitting room, dining room, 1 ½ bathrooms. C.h., appliances, broadband. Near centre (20 min. walk to Bodleian), near London bus. Walled garden. £1,200 p.m. Owner pays council tax, tenant pays bills. Phone 01865 242966 for appointment to view.

Three-bedroom family home in Lower Wolvercote. Two doubles, one single room, modern kitchen, dining room and sitting room, bathroom with separate shower, off-street parking, garden and patio. Close to shops and pubs and bus stop for town just opposite, 10 min. walk to Wolvercote Primary. Furnished or unfurnished, available from 1 June. £1,300 p.m. ono. Email: Tel.: 01865 552383 and 07920 468492.

Delightful 2-bedroom, furnished terrace house, close to city centre in quiet side road. C.h., washing machine, pretty garden. Would suit n-s couple. Available for one year from Sept. £810 p.c.m. plus council tax. Deposit and references required. Tel.: 07788 424902 or 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 is available now. Flat 2 will be available at the end of June. Tel./fax: 01865 552400. Mobile: 07789092274. Email:

Newly-built, fully-furnished one-bedroom ground floor apartment in Kennington available to let long or short term. Off- road parking for one car, garden, double bedroom, bathroom, well-equipped kitchen, open plan lounge/dining area, green star eco-c.h. system. Electric, gas, water, council tax estimated at £130 p.m. Rent: £500 p.m. Tel.: 01865 739661. Fax: 01865 739199. Mobile 07774 234866. Email:

Two-double-bedroom apartment in a beautiful, tranquil village close to the city centre. 24 ft sitting/dining room with paddock view from the balcony. Two new bathrooms and a modern stylish kitchen. Decked garden. Garage and off-street parking for two cars. £950 p.c.m. plus utilities and council tax. Available from Sept. Tel.: 01865 794130. Mobile: 07889 676140.

North Oxford . One- to two-bedroom apartments, one-bedroom apartments available from June and from July, two- bedroom apartments from July, situated in the heart of Summertown at a stone throw from shops, restaurants, sport complex and library, with easy access to most University departments. £725 p.c.m. and £825 p.c.m. excl. utility and council tax. All furnished and equipped. Suitable for mature professionals and visiting academics. Tel.: 01865 516144 or email

Central North Oxford. Close to University Parks and river, 10 min. walk from University science area and 15 min. from Bodleian Library (buses stop at the end of the road); self-contained fully- furnished garden flat in quiet, leafy street; large living room, double bedroom, fully-equipped kitchen, bathroom with bath and shower, walk-in closet, c.h. Non-smokers only. Available from Sept. £995 p.c.m. Email: Tel.: 01865 512138.

St Clement's/Cowley Road. Available from 10 June. Large, recently refurbished flat (unfurnished), within 4 min. walk of Magdalen Bridge; 3 bedrooms, large sitting room, separate dining room, fully-fitted kitchen, bathroom, shower room and separate toilet. Off- peak c.h., double glazed throughout. £950 p.c.m., no deposit. Email: Tel.: 01865 372445.

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:

Sunny, furnished 1-bedroom flat in a converted period building. Located in a quiet side road in the vibrant St Clement's area, only 10 min. walk from the city centre. Very convenient for the many local cafés and restaurants as well as the bus stops for London and airports. Available for short or long term let from 1 July. £705 p.c.m. Email: Tel.: 07903 734822.

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Vacation Lets

North Oxford . For rent, 2 July–10 Aug. Very modern 4-bedroom house, just off Woodstock Road close to Summertown. Large open-plan living area, 3 bathrooms, private garden with small heated pool, off-street parking. £2,000 including utilities. Contact or 01865 512025.

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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:

Available from 6 Aug.: Newly refurbished furnished accommodation in central Oxford townhouse. Would suit visiting academic or couple with University/College association. Living room, study, kitchen, double bedroom, bathroom. Phone and internet access. Walking distance from University libraries, museums, science area and colleges. £1,350 p.c.m. including bills. Short-term let only (1–3 months). Contact David Griffiths on 01865 278222 (Mon.–Fri., 9 a.m.–5 p.m.) or email

Large single room near the University parks. Available now. £300 p.m. No bills apart from contributing to gas and electricity. You have TV and internet, also incoming calls. Please call 078869 46376.

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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:

Central Oxford self-catering apartments available to rent by the week/month. Fully-equipped luxury self-catering apartments in Eyot Place, Oxford (near Oxford University Sports Centre), 15 min. walk from the city centre, offering off-street parking, wireless broadband, river walk into Oxford, and convenient proximity for Oxford's theatres, shops, cinemas, restaurants, libraries. Tariff for one-bedroom apartments: £385 p.w. Enquiries to Jean Whaley at Tel.: 01865 241324.

Short-term lets, weekly or monthly, in high quality, spacious, fully-furnished flat: double bedroom with bathroom, all linen and towels, fully-equipped kitchen, open plan living area, wireless broadband. Freeview TV. Non-smokers only. Set in grounds overlooking village church, ample parking, totally self-contained annex of private house in Cassington, three miles along A40 from North Oxford. £250 p.w., £800 p.m., includes everything. Email: Tel.: 01865 883991.

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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.

Academic couple with two small children looking for a fairly central vacation rental, from 15 July for about three weeks (exact dates flexible). Oxford references available. Please contact

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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:

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 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

Holiday home in western France. Situated in Venise Verte, 40 min. from La Rochelle and beaches. Pretty stone cottage in village setting. Sleeps 6. Equipped kitchen, comfortable lounge and 3 bedrooms. Enclosed garden and access to canal network and private punt. Ideal for cycling, walking, boating, fishing, painting, touring. £430 p.w. (high season)—some weeks left! Tel. Linda Eaton on 07919 308912 or 01635 202868. Website:

Feel the need to get away from it all? Come relax in one of our four stone cottages high in the North Pennines, an area of outstanding natural beauty. West Hury Farm Cottages overlook the peaceful waters of Hury reservoir. An ideal location for walking, cycling or visiting the many places of interest nearby. Lovely villages, good pubs, friendly locals. See our website at: for more information and photos.

Sardinia, Bosa near Alghero (Ryanair). Two stone townhouses for rent in centro storico of small fishing town with palm-lined riverfront. Sleep 6, panoramic terraces, 4 min. from huge sandy beaches. Email: Tel.: 01304 379881.

A well-appointed three-bedroom house, two double and three single bedrooms, to rent from £350 p.w. (linen supplied, dishwasher, washing machine, freezer, fridge, gas hob, electric oven, BBC and ITV programmes, etc.) in a delightful Gascon village with shop, bar and first class restaurant (50 min. from Toulouse airport). Contact Richard Hughes on 0033 5 62286908 or email

Lot, France. Simple cottage in small village in beautiful Célé valley between Cahors and Figeac. Sleeps 4 (double, twin). Calm, walking, flowers, butterflies'Bikes, including tandem, and canoes available. £150 p.w.: 21 May, June, Sept., Oct. £300 p.w.: July, Aug. Possibility of French teaching (retired C.E.E./scholarship teacher). For more details and photos please contact

Watermill, S.W. France. Beautiful self- catering accommodation in converted watermill. Perfect weekend break. You choose your length of stay—from one night upwards. Set in five acres and surrounded by fabulous countryside. Just one hour from Toulouse and within 1½ hours from Bergerac. Lovely medieval village of Lauzerte just 5 km away. Visit or call Paulette on 0845 8686352 for information and/or brochure.

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. Very cheap Ryanair flights to Pula (40 miles away). From £42 per day for apartment. Email for further details.

Santa Pola, Alicante, Spain. Two beautiful 2-bedroom beach houses with private terrace available to rent short and long term. Seconds from the beach, within walking distance to the main town and a 10- minute taxi drive from Alicante airport. Transfers available upon request. Please call 01608 646344 or visit our website for rates, pictures and more information.

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