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Oxford University Gazette, 18 January 2007 : Advertisements


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

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Oxford University Newcomers' Club

The Club welcomes the wives, husbands and partners of visiting scholars, graduates and members of the University who are new to Oxford. It aims to offer help, advice and information, and the opportunity to meet others socially. Informal coffee mornings are held at 13 Norham Gardens every Wednesday 10.30 a.m.–12 noon except for two weeks at Christmas and Easter. Newcomers with children (0–4 years) meet every Friday in term 10.15 a.m.–12 noon. Other term-time activities include a Book Group, informal Conversation Group and tours to colleges, museums, and other places of interest, also country walks, garden trips and a visit to an antique centre. Second-hand items can be bought on Wednesday mornings 10.30 a.m.–12 noon from the equipment room. Visit our website:

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Dance Partner Sought

Wanted: dance partner, male, 50–65 years old. Ballroom, Latin, Swing, Jive, Salsa. Practice and lessons 3 times p.w. or more. Share cost of lessons. Tel.: 07775 506602. Email:

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MECO Monthly Forum

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

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Oxford University Chabad Society

Holocaust Memorial lectures and events. 1.) Holocaust survivor Lady Amelie Jakobovits will speak on 'The Woman in the Holocaust' on Thurs., 25 Jan. at 8 p.m. at the David Slager Centre, 61 George Street. All Welcome! 2.) Shabbat Dinner with Holocaust survivor and weightlifter champion Dr. Ben Helfgott, MBE. 'From Life in Pre-War Piotrkow, Poland, to British weightlifting champion'. Fri., 26 Jan. at 7.30 p.m. at the David Slager Centre, 61 George Street. RSVP. Email: 3.) Prof. Deborah Lipstadt, Emory University: 'My encounter with David Irving'. Tues., 30 Jan. at 8 p.m. at the David Slager Centre, 61 George Street. RSVP:

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D'Overbroeck's College

GCSE, AS, A2 Easter Revision courses at d'Overbroeck's College. Intensive, well-structured and highly effective. Proven track record of success. Tel.: 01865 310000 for details or visit

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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.

Scott Bennett undertakes restoration of antique furniture using traditional methods so you can be confident that your furniture is in the hands of a professional who is sympathetic to the period that the furniture represents. Scott Bennett operates from the North Oxford area. Free quotations are available on request and delivery/collection is also available. For full details on services offered and contact information visit

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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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Services Offered

IT Support. Want to go Broadband and don't know how? Computer problem needing personal but understanding help? We can put you on the Internet safely or do that little upgrade to your system. We have lots of experience of the Oxford IT, supporting people as well as their computers. Happy to give advice for free and work on a no fix/no fee basis. Call MCC on 01865 880600 or 07768 732123.

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:

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:

Personal problems? Psychotherapeutic counseling through the medium of your choice—be it email, letter, phone or face-to-face—could provide the answer. In the first instance contact Sigmund at

Qualified translator (Diploma in Translation IoL) offers English to German translation services at affordable prices. Letters, leaflets, short websites, etc. Please contact 01865 242049 (evening).

Fine photographic portraiture. We specialise in academic portraits. For further information please contact Studio Morel on 01865 240638.

Jeanne Bliss. Landscape designer and lecturer, Oxford and California. Colourful courtyards; gardens in primary schools. A 2-hour garden. Please telephone for leaflet: 01865 515379 or email

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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 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

Jesus College, Oxford, requires a Development and Alumni Relations Administrator. To provide administrative support for the Office's programme of both fundraising and alumni relations, with particular responsibility for database management, dealing with day-to-day enquiries and events administration. The salary will be on the University pay spine £15,133–£17,461. Hours are 35 p.w. and benefits include 38 days holiday per year, pension scheme, and free lunch. Closing date: 31 Jan. For further details and an application form please telephone Ms Rosemary Frame, Assistant Bursar on 01865 279716 or email

Pembroke College, Oxford is seeking to recruit an Alumni Officer to work in our established and successful Development Office, which is responsible for fostering good relationships with former students, and for fundraising. Your duties will include organising alumni and donor events, and taking responsibility for alumni communications and publications. You will have excellent communication and organisational skills, be educated to degree level and have an interest in higher education fundraising. Knowledge of software such as Adobe InDesign and Raiser's Edge would be an advantage, but is not essential. Appropriate training will be provided. This is an excellent opportunity for an enthusiastic and outgoing personality to contribute to the success of a busy, productive and friendly office in this rapidly growing profession. Salary in the range £18k to £20k, dependent on experience. Closing date: Fri., 26 January. Benefits include free lunch in College, pension and 30 days paid holiday. For a detailed job description see acancies.html. Applications by C.V. and covering letter, with details of two referees, to be sent to

Director's Secretary, Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies. Applications are invited for this full-time position, which, working as part of a small team, will provide secretarial and administrative support to the Director. The successful candidate will be a qualified secretary with previous experience. The salary will be in the range of £18,000 to £22,000. Further particulars from the Registrar, Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies, George Street, Oxford, OX1 2AR, to whom applications should be sent before 31 Jan., for interviews on 8 Feb.

Assistant required to attend a two-day course ('Literary Biography', Sat., 5–6 May, Rewley House) with a publisher to take comprehensive notes on a laptop. Please send your C.V. and credentials to Grasmere House, 9 Blandford Avenue, Oxford OX2 8EA. We will contact you on your mobile or telephone.

Amateur musicians. Oxford Studio Orchestra welcomes new players, including visitors for limited periods, in most sections. Particularly needed are a second oboe and a double bass player— a double bass can be borrowed. Lifts to rehearsals may be available. No auditions are required. We meet on Mon. evenings and give performances 2–3 times yearly. See or contact 01865 558626 or 01865 559133.

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Houses to Let

An Englishman's home is his castle—so the saying goes. We cannot pretend that we have too many castles on offer but if you are seeking quality rental accommodation in Oxford or the surrounding area we may be able to help. QB Management is one of Oxford's foremost letting agents, specialising in lettings to academics, medical personnel, and other professionals. Our aim is to offer the friendliest and most helpful service in Oxford. Visit our website at and view details of all the properties that we have currently available to let. Alternatively, telephone, fax, or email us with details of your requirements and we will do whatever we can without obligation. Tel.: 01865 764533. Fax: 01865 764777. Email:

Detached chalet-style house, Sutton Courtenay, Oxfordshire (cul-de-sac in quiet village). Large sitting room, dining room, study/playroom/4th bedroom, 3 double bedrooms, 2 de luxe bathrooms, luxury fitted kitchen (all machines). Conservatory, garden and patio. Garage, off-road parking. Secure fencing and gates. Fully furnished with all china, linen, pans, utensils, etc. £1,200 p.c.m. Deposit £1,600. Tel.: 01235 834740. Email:

Central Oxford. Two-bedroom modern terrace house with garden, in quiet cul-de-sac behind Saïd Business School. Very close to train and bus stations. Own parking. Within easy walk of most university departments. Furnished and fully fitted to high standard. G.c.h., washer-drier, TV/video/radio. 1 double bedroom + 1 single bedroom- cum-study. Ample storage space. Garden. Available 15 Jan., min. 6 months. £987 p.c.m. Contact Mr Macdonald on 01865 421234 or or

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

Central Oxford. Two-bedroom unfurnished house available for rent from mid-Feb., situated in the heart of the city. £850 p.c.m. Min. 6-month let. Email: Tel.: 01865 (2)79713.

Beautiful Lake District cottage available Feb. for 2–3-month let. Peaceful rural setting amongst fells in Ulpha, Duddon Valley, 4 miles from Broughton-in-Furness. Two double and one twin bedrooms, living and dining rooms, large fully-equipped kitchen, laundry room, 2 bathrooms. C.h. and log fires. Internet access. Great retreat; excellent walks. £160 p.w. plus bills. For further information contact Ralph on 07767610671 or

Detached house in Summertown, North Oxford. Available until Sept. 2007. Ideal for visiting academic family. £890 p.c.m. Tel.: 01865 557601. Email:

Short let. Comfortable 3-bed family house in East Oxford, between Brookes and Cowley Road. Available 20 Mar.–6 May. All mod. cons. Large kitchen/diner/living area, bathroom, shower room, 2 toilets, 2 double beds, 1 single w/bunks, office available. Broadband, garden. No smokers or pets. £250 p.w. incl. all bills except phone. Email:

North Oxford . Ten min. walk from Summertown. To let 1 Mar. Very attractive light semi-detached family house in quiet side road with 4 bedrooms (3 doubles, 1 single), 2 bathrooms, terracotta tiled conservatory kitchen/diner, dishwasher, etc. Broadband, cable TV. Large south-facing garden laid to lawn with patio dining area. Off-road parking. Furnished, part furnished or unfurnished. Ideal for professional/academic family. £1,250 p.c.m. Minimum let 6 months. Contact

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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 now for short/long let in extremely quiet, civilised, large Victorian house in this exclusive, leafy, residential Victorian suburb with large, light airy rooms: lovely fully-furnished ground floor flat with large double bedroom, large single study/bedroom, large drawing room, kitchen, bathroom. Back door to terrace and large secluded garden. Off-street parking. Available now. Tel./fax: 01865 552400. Mobile: 07789092274.

Summertown. Self-contained, furnished first-floor flat with g.c.h. in detached house in quiet cul de sac. One double bedroom, one small single bedroom/study, kitchen, bathroom. Parking space. Garden shared with ground-floor tenant. £675 p.c.m., plus council tax and bills. Available from Jan. Tel.: 01482 668572 (answer phone) or email:

Central North Oxford. Two bedrooms, two bathrooms, lounge, kitchen/diner. Top-floor flat in a grand Victorian house within minutes' walk from most university departments, best suited to mature and/or visiting academics, available from early Jan. at £895 p.c.m. plus utility and council tax if applicable. Tel.: 01865 516144 or email

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

Sunny 2-bedroom (ground floor) and 3- bedroom flat (lift) to let, located in quiet, private cul-de-sac in the grounds of St Stephen's House college with entrance off Cowley Road. Large communal garden. Car parking available. Short let possible or 6 month let. Contact Mrs Michèle Smith, Bursar, St Stephen's House,16 Marston Street, OX4 1JX. Tel.: 01865 247874. Email:

Attractive refurbished no-smoking modern two-bedroom two-level flat in North Oxford (very near St. Hugh's), 15 minutes' walk to city centre. Double bedroom, second bedroom/study, living room, bathroom, and kitchen. Furnished and all modern conveniences. Communal garden. Available mid-Feb. 2007. £875 p.c.m. Garage option available. Tel. (evenings): 01865 513202. Mobile: 07816 546140 or 07814 532429. Flat photos e-mailable.

One-bedroom flat in Headington. Near Oxford Brookes, South Park, Churchill/Warneford/John Radcliffe Hospitals. Delightful, bright, modern, fully furnished, quiet. Spacious cupboards, fully- fitted kitchen. Entry phone, communal gardens, allocated parking. No pets. Professional person/couple. £700 p.c.m. Tel: 020 8340 4512.

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Accommodation Offered

Thomas Merrifield Lettings. We let and manage property throughout Oxford and Oxfordshire and always have a good selection of furnished and unfurnished properties available for 6- or 12-month lets. We have a team of dedicated staff based in Jericho in Oxford and would be delighted to help you with your accommodation search. Please phone us on 01865 515900. Fax: 01865 310823. Email: Website:

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

Paying guests, visiting academics, welcomed for short or long stays in the comfortable home of a semi-retired academic couple, in exclusive, quiet, leafy central north Oxford, within walking distance of all main university buildings, town centre, parks, river, good shops, and restaurants. All rooms have colour TV, tea-/coffee-making facilities, microwave, and refrigerator and/or deep-freeze availability, c.h., and independent heating. Breakfast included in the very moderate terms. Tel./fax: 01865 557879. Email:

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

House and cat sitter needed urgently for large North Oxford house. Owner away 25 Jan. to 1 Mar. All services free. A fee may be negotiated. Contact 01865 512163.

North Oxford . Short let until Easter. Independent male graduate wanted to share quiet house facing Port Meadow. Share of bathroom and kitchen with view. Spacious room (4 m x 3 m) with two tables and bed. £70 p.w. including heating or second room available (3 sq.m.) at £56 p.w. Internet connection negotiable. Please telephone 01865 515379.

North Oxford . Ground-floor studio/bedroom in recently renovated house within short walking distance of shops, bus stops, parks and sports facilities. Wireless broadband, g.c.h., smoke alarms, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer. Short lets of 2–3 months for n-s women. £110 p.w. incl. gas and electricity bills, council tax and water rates. Excludes telephone. For further information email or call 01865 292801.

Rooms available in Oxford College, St Stephen's House, 16 Marston Street, OX4 1JX. Situated in quiet residential street off Iffley/Cowley Roads. Available for short or longer stays. All rooms have washbasin, shared bathrooms and kitchens. Meals available at the college as well if wished. We are a small theological college situated in pleasant grounds a short distance from Magdalen Bridge. Contact Alice Willington on 01865 247874 or

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Self-catering Apartments

Fully-furnished and serviced 3 and 4-star self- catering apartments available in North Oxford; 15 min. from Oxford city centre. Suitable for short lets for visiting academics or business people. From £330 p.w. all inclusive. Sleeps 2–5 people. Tel.: 07870 234725. Website: Email:

OxfordShortlets offers a portfolio of high quality self-catering short let properties as an excellent alternative to hotel/guesthouse and bed and breakfast accommodation in Oxford and the surrounding villages. We have a wide selection of quality homes available for short stay lets from 1 week up to several months. OxfordShortlets provides property rental on a short-term basis for professional individuals, groups or families requiring housing while visiting Oxford for holiday/vacation, business/academic, relocation purposes or temporary accommodation in between homes. For more information, please call us on 01865 311696, fax us on 01865 511010, email or visit our website at

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

Fully-furnished and serviced 4- and 5-star self-catering apartments available in North Oxford; 15 min. from Oxford city centre. Suitable for short lets for visiting academics or business people. From £1,250 p.m. all inclusive. Sleeps 2'3 people. Tel.: 0208 6601212. Website:

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Office Accommodation available

Office accommodation in Oxford: North Oxford, 5 min. from St Giles'. Detached garden bungalow with private access, 4 rooms and amenities. Alternatives: a suite of 3 rooms, another of 2 rooms. Facilities complete—BT, NTL, fax outlets, broadband, car-parking. Quiet location. Tel.: 01865 511111.

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Accommodation Sought

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

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

House-sitters available. We are a young graduate couple who, after marrying in Apr., will be based in Oxford for Trinity term 2007. We would gladly offer to keep house for someone who will be away from Oxford that term, and to pay some rent. References can be provided. We would be delighted to hear from you: Jonathan at or 01223 700152 or Alice at

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Holiday Lets

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.

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:

Inexpensive self-catering holiday farmhouse in Tuscany for one group of 2–8 people. In a valley with breath-taking views and varied walks, no buildings overlook the restored Casa del Mulino, its swimming pool or grounds including 'secret garden' and classically inspired parkland with monuments and stream. Ideal for lesser- known Tuscany and Umbria as well as Florence, Siena, Assisi, Perugia, Arezzo and Lake Trasimeno. Full details:

Gozo. Charming Mediterranean island. Superb views from our comfortable villa with pool, suitable for families of up to six. Rates are £900 p.w. in high season, other rates by application. For full colour photos and more details, ring 01367 240049 or see

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. Cheap Ryanair flights to Pula (40 miles away). From £42 per person per day in low season. Email: for further details.

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