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Oxford University Gazette, 24 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. 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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Musicians Wanted

Musicians wanted to join a friendly chamber orchestra playing a wide variety of music with a bias towards light music. Bach to Gershwin. Mozart to Leroy Anderson. Vacancies for all instruments. No auditions. No concerts. We just enjoy playing music together. Cowley Orchestra; Peers School. Wed., 7–9 p.m. Contact Hon. Sec. Pip Willcox on 01865 779123 or email

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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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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.

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:

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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

Accounts Assistant, St Cross College. The college is for postgraduates exclusively and is small, friendly and egalitarian. The college is offering a training opportunity for someone who is new to accounts or with limited experience in the field. Formal support for external training will be available if desired. Applicants should be numerate, highly accurate and pay meticulous attention to detail. Good presentation skills, tact and diplomacy are sought. Experience of using Microsoft Excel essential. Salary will be within the range of £12,000 to £15,000 p.a. depending on experience. Further particulars and application forms are available from the Bursary Administrator, St Cross College, St Giles', Oxford, OX1 3LZ. Tel.: 01865 278 477. Email:

Full-time Bursary Administrator, St Cross College (37.5 hours p.w.). Applications are invited for the above, in the administration team of this small, friendly and egalitarian college. The post holder will be responsible for day-to-day secretarial and administrative support to the Bursar. They will also be responsible for many varied aspects of the day-to-day running of the college including acting as secretary to a number of committees. The role will involve daily contact with all members of the College and will be the main liaison point for student queries. Applicants should ideally have experience of general office work, be computer literate, numerate, with good organisational and communication skills and demonstrate a cheerful and helpful manner. Salary will be £17,636–£20,437 p.a. within Grade 4 of the University's support staff scales, depending on experience. Further particulars and application forms are available from the Bursary Administrator, St Cross College, St Giles', Oxford, OX1 3LZ. Tel.: 01865 278 477. Email:

Freelance IT support required off-site on an ad hoc basis. Ideal for computer science student. 5–15 hours p.m. (£15 per hour). Available on call/email off-site, Mon.–Fri. during business hours and able to respond to urgent off-site requests. Some on-site help required. Closing date: 31 May. For a list of duties and application please 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:

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:

Three-bedroom semi-detached house near Littlemore. Large open plan sitting room, dining room and kitchen. Study and cloakroom. Two double bedrooms and one single bedroom, bathroom. Beautiful garden and non-permit parking. £1,100 p.m. Tel.: 01280 817926.

Cosy terraced cottage in North Oxford overlooking the canal. Double bedroom, bathroom, living room, kitchen, utility room and study/bedroom. Pretty small garden. G.c.h., open fire. Frequent bus service or pleasant cycle ride to Oxford centre. Sorry no children but well behaved pet welcome. N-s vegetarians preferred. Suitable for visiting academic couple or one person. Available from Sept. for 6–9 months. £750 p.c.m. excl. bills. Email: Tel.: 01865 513465.

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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 mid-Sept. Flat 2 available at the end of June. Tel./fax: 01865 552400. Mobile: 07789092274. Email:

Delightful 2-bedroom unfurnished flat close to train station and Saïd Business School. Light and airy living room, kitchen, two double bedrooms, bathroom and en suite shower room. Secure off-street parking and lovely communal gardens. Would suit academics, graduates or professionals. Non-smokers only. Available mid- Aug./Sept. for minimum 6 months. £1,100 p.c.m. plus utility bills and council tax. Tel.: 07748 964324 Email:

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:

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.

North Oxford , ½ mile from city centre/Summertown. Two-bedroom flat, L-shaped livingroom/kitchen, gas- fired c.h., shower, washer-dryer, furnished, separate entrance. No pets, no smoking. £1,000 p.c.m. Available for 6 months/1 year from 1 June. Tel.: 01865 556085.

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:

Temple Cowley. One-bedroom furnished apartments in quiet cul-de-sac. Very convenient for buses and swimming pool. Allocated parking. Non-smoker. £695/£745 p.c.m. Tel.: 01844 279416.

Summertown. Bright two-bedroom furnished apartment located on the first floor of a pleasant small block of flats. Two double bedrooms, modern bathroom, large living room and kitchen. G.c.h., new carpet and appliances (incl. dishwasher), balcony, garage, and communal bicycle shed. Very close to sports centre and shops and easy access to centre/University. Suitable for n-s academics, postgraduates and professionals. Available July, £925 p.m. Tel.: 01865 516412 or email

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Vacation Lets

North Oxford . Available 10 Aug.–31 Aug., modern 3-bedroom house, close to Summertown, large living area, 2 bathrooms. Private garden with access to playing field. Please contact or call 01865 510453.

House summer let in North Oxford. Very comfortable family house (4 bedrooms) with Oxford character and big garden available in July and Aug. Located in quiet street with walkimg distance to the shops and easy access to city centre. Please telephone 01865 559657 or email

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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

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.

Academic year 2007/08. Room in East Oxford family home available, sharing with academic couple and two cats. Additional study room available. Two miles from city centre, close to South Park, London Road and bus routes. Suit visiting academic, post-doc or advanced graduate student. £400 p.c.m. For information contact 01865 434640 or

North Oxford . Short let or long let. Independent male graduate wanted to share quiet house facing the Thames and Port Meadow. Spacious room. Share of kitchen. Good bus service. Rent: £56 p.w., including electricity. Please telephone 01865-515379.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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