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Oxford University Gazette, 19 October 2006 : Advertisements


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

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Oxford University Newcomers' Club

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

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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. Members: £5 per term. Visitors: £1.50 per meeting. 20 Oct., Jonathan Aitken, author, broadcaster, former Cabinet Minister, former prisoner: 'Prison reform: problems and potential'; 27 Oct., Dr Alison McDonald, Dept. of Plant Sciences: 'Flowers and history of Port Meadow and Picksey Mead'; 3 Nov.: tba; 10 Nov., Dr Chris Evans, dentist and overseas volunteer: 'The white ship of hope'; 17 Nov., Major Timothy Hallchurch MBE: 'Endemics of Ethiopia—in search of the Simian wolf and endemic birds'; 24 Nov., Alan Oxley: 'Some curiosities of numbers' (Non- mathematicians welcome!); 1 Dec., Prof. Bryan Niblett, computer scientist and lawyer: 'Charles Bradlaugh (1833–1891): a radical Victorian politician; 8 Dec.: Jim Godfrey, The Canons' Verger: 'Christ Church Cathedral: a peculiar place'.

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Fri., 10 Nov., 7 p.m. for 7.30 p.m., Saïd Business School. Emmaus Oxford presents 'The principles, problems and prospects of stem cell research'. Speaker: Professor Sir Richard Gardner. Tickets (including wine and canapés) cost £25 (student concessions: £10). For further information contact or call 01865 402073.

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MECO Event

Id Al-Fitr prayers and celebrations: in accordance with recognised astronomical and scientific calculations, MECO (Muslim Educational Centre of Oxford) will be celebrating the end of Ramadan on Mon., 23 Oct. Prayers will begin at 9.30 a.m. to be followed by a festive brunch and refreshments. Men, women and children are welcomed. Adherents of other and no faiths are also invited to attend. Venue: Summertown Hall, corner Banbury and Portland Roads, North Oxford. For further details phone 01865 766032 or email

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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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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

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:

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.

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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

Courses for Italian language students and special courses for artists or art students offered. Italian language and conversation; Italian conversation at any level; higher-level Italian language classes. 'Italian literature of the 20th century' (taught in Italian); 'Italian through Art'; 'Italian for Artists'. Drawing classes held entirely in Italian. For more details contact Dr Laura Carlotta-Gottlob at or Georg Gottlob at Tel.: 01865 283504 or 01865 552303.

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Houses to Let

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

Superb, modern, architect-designed house in residential North Oxford. Easy access to city centre (several bus routes, or walk along road or canal). Quiet location. Very much has feeling of being out in the country. Large kitchen/dining room. Large living room upstairs, taking advantage of view over large green open space. Modern furniture. Fully equipped. C.h. Available Jan. 2007 for a year. Non-smokers preferred. Email:

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

Riverside cottage in Oxford. Three bedrooms with off-street parking. Simple modern interior furnished to a high standard with wooden flooring throughout. Wonderfully equipped kitchen. Conservatory with seasonal views over garden, river and conservation area. Boat mooring possible. Easy access to University, ring road and Oxford hospitals. Broadband. Suitable for family/couple or people with a penchant for boating/fishing. £1,250 excl. bills. Contact 07967 705214 or

Attractive modern 4-bedroom house to let, newly decorated, located in quiet side street off Iffley/Cowley Road. Off-road car parking. £1,250 p.m. Contact Michèle Smith, St Stephen's House, 16 Marston Street OX4 1JX. Tel.: 01865 247874 or

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Flats to Let

North Oxford . Fully-furnished 2-bedroom flat in quiet road off Woodstock Road; south-facing ground-floor flat with garage and shared secluded garden. Suitable for professional n-s couple. No pets. Available 1 Oct. £825 p.c.m. Tel.: 01865 513688. Email:

North Oxford . Well-furnished first-floor apartment in exclusive North Oxford mansion block, mainly occupied by academics. Two large reception rooms, large double bedroom, kitchen, bathroom, walk-in storeroom, long south-facing balcony. Communal gardens. Lift, parking space. Bus service to the town centre. Available end of Oct. for 6–9 months. £995 p.c.m. plus bills. The apartment is particularly suitable for senior or visiting academics. Tel.: 01865 512355. Mobile: 07913440318.

Short lets in Paris 12. Bright and spacious (52 sq.m.), tastefully furnished 1-bedroom apartment in small modern block. Pleasant part of town (Belair, Nation) with excellent local shopping and easy access to RER and Metro (Porte de Vincennes, 3 min.). €1,500 p.m., inclusive of all charges and services; rent negotiable for shorter stays. Contact (digital photos of interior available).

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

Central North Oxford: Bainton Gardens. Spacious, fully-furnished and well-equipped luxury apartment with en suite master bedroom, twin bedroom, study/sofa bed, lounge, kitchen/diner. Best suited to professionals and academics. Available until mid-Dec. £1,600 p.c.m. Tel.: 01865 279315. Email:

St Margaret's Road. Modern furnished two-bedroom apartment over two floors of a purpose-built block in central North Oxford. Double bedroom with wall of wardrobes, single bedroom with built-in closet, living room, bathroom with shower in bath and kitchen with washer/dryer, fridge/freezer and dishwasher. Lock-up garage, use of large communal garden. Available to non-smokers from early Dec. £850 p.c.m. Contact or 01865 760398.

Dutch academic, researcher in Classics (male, 38, non-smoker), visiting Corpus Christi College, Mar.–June 2007, seeks furnished double accommodation with kitchen/small flat for the full 4 months in Oxford, preferably in a central location. Please email Dr Wytse Keulen at Reference, if required, available from Professor Stephen Harrison, Corpus Christi College (

Sunny 2-bedroom and 3-bedroom flat to let, newly decorated. Short lets considered. Contact Michèle Smith, St Stephen's House, 16 Marston Street OX4 1JX. Tel.: 01865 247874 or

Available Nov.: large unfurnished two- bedroom flat in exclusive Marina Way complex in Abingdon. Fitted wardrobes, ample storage space, access to attic. Modern kitchen and bathroom, all tastefully finished. Fully serviced amenities. Private parking. Professionals and academics only. £700 p.c.m. Tel.: 01865 768504. Mobile: 07795 423273.

Basement studio flat to let in Summertown. Independent access. Ideal location near shops, cafés, restaurants, sports centre and main buslines. Non-smoking single person. £440 per month. Phone 01865 516446.

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Accommodation Offered

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

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

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

Headington short-term self-catering studio for academic visitors, relocation, holidays. Close to John Radcliffe hospital and transport. This self-contained studio is newly decorated, with wooden floors, furnished to a high standard with mini kitchen, combination oven/microwave, washer/drier, and dishwasher. Bedding, linen and towels are provided. Wireless Internet and off-street parking included. For further information and pictures see Email:

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:

Victorian terrace in quiet East Oxford street, available over Christmas break from 13 Dec. until 10 Jan. House has two double bedrooms and a large converted loft space, modern bathroom and kitchen with all mod.cons., including wireless broadband and c.h. 25 min. walk to city centre and close to frequent bus services. £750 for the full period or £250 p.w., plus bills negotiable. Call 01865 798031 or email

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Self-catering Apartments

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

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

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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: 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.

Going on sabbatical in Hilary Term leaving an unoccupied house? Would you like some rent and house sitters? We may need accommodation for at least the latter part of this term. 3–4- bedroom house needed, West Oxford preferred. Call 01865 865660 or email

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.

Headington. Accommodation in quiet house offered to graduate/mature man. Own bed-sitting room, shared facilities, parking. Available from mid-Oct. £260 p.m. One month's notice on either side. Tel.: 01865 765137.

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Holiday Lets

Two pretty, isolated, old-fashioned Sussex cottages for rent by week or weekend. Open fires, polished floors, large studies, lots of books, unfitted kitchens. No TV, no telephone. Set in own organic farm with woods, valleys, river, and views of South Downs. University, OUP and College members only. Prices from £125. Email:

Enjoy beautiful Pembrokeshire 'out of season' in the comfort and warmth of our Georgian flat and its garden, set in a National Park, overlooking Tenby Harbour. Explore castles, enjoy walking the Presceli mountains, the coastal path, playing golf on two courses, or just relaxing in a fine period property. For details ring Fran on 01527 821197 or visit our website at

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House for Sale

Iffley Borders: 1930s solid house. Immaculate condition. One minute to bus stop. Established garden, green house, store sheds, garage. Close to river walks, shops. Two to three double bedrooms, sunroom, spacious sitting/dining room. Light, white and airy. £292,500. Tel.: 01865 770501. Email:

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Flat for Sale in Bavaria

Bavaria, Germany: Simbach/Inn. Spacious (90 sq.m.) and light unfurnished one-bedroom flat with big living room, office (could be used as additional small bedroom), kitchen and bathroom, and utility room. Wooden floors. South- facing balcony. Garage and cellar. Lovely location, beautiful countryside. Situated between the university towns of Passau and Salzburg (both reachable in ca. 45 min. by car), close to the Austrian border. Good train and road connections to e.g. Munich (110 km/ ca. 1.5 hours by car). €100,000 (ca. £68,000). For photos and further information please contact 01865 242049 (after 6 p.m. or answer phone) or email

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