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Oxford University Gazette, 25 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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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. 26 Jan., Julie Anne Lambert, Bodleian Library: 'All the scraps I can collect: printed ephemera and the John Johnson Collection'; 2 Feb., Dr Allan Chapman, Science Historian: 'Isambard Kingdom Brunel —engineer of the romantic age'; 9 Feb., Ken Betteridge, adventurer and environmentalist: 'Madeira—not just a bottle of wine'; 16 Feb., Rob Walters, Oxford tour guide and writer: 'Spread spectrum: Hedy Lamarr and the mobile phone'; 23 Feb., Dr Charles Swaisland, former colonial administrator: 'An 80-year love affair with Africa'; 2 Mar., Mark Davies, local history author and publisher: 'A literary history of Oxford's waterways'; 9 Mar., John Tolson, seafarer and film maker: 'Antarctica—the enigma. History and travels' (tbc).

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Green Economics Institute Training Day

Principles of Green Economics. The Green Economics Institute participatory training day will be held on 10 Mar., 10 a.m.–6 p.m. at Mansfield College. Aims and principles of Green Economics, innovation in supply and demand, social and environmental justice (undergraduate and postgraduate level). This training must be pre-booked and pre-paid. Admission fee per person: £40 (incl. lunch and tea/coffee). Email Miriam Kennet for further information at

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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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Wanted, to buy: garage or lockable parking space in Oxford. Email, or telephone Quentin or Jane on 01865 722192.

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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

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

Life coach seeking practice clients. Do you find it difficult to break out of old cycles and habits? Are you trying to overcome personal or career obstacles? Want to get the best from yourself? Coaching works through listening, questioning, building trust—then developing a plan and supporting you through it Work with your talents. Focus on what can be done, rather than what can't. For more details please contact

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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:

Singing lessons. Vocal problems? Soloist or choir singer? Looking for something between a breathy gasp and an encouraged goat? No extravagant promises, but I try to develop a warm sound up and down the register. My teaching is based on the principles of the Alexander Technique (which my wife teaches) and my own long (39 years) experience of professional singing and teaching. Tel.: 01865 552851. Email:

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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

Alumni Officer. Pembroke College 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 out-going 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. Benefits include free lunch in College, pension and 30 days paid holiday. Pembroke College is an equal opportunities employer. Closing date: Fri., 26 Jan. For a detailed job description see acancies.html. Applications by C.V. and covering letter, with details of two referees, to be sent to

Finance Assistant. Brasenose College is seeking a permanent full-time Finance Assistant. This student-facing role will include the maintenance of the student fees and charges system, the raising of invoices, and the monitoring of bursaries amongst other duties in a busy college finance department. Sector experience would be highly desirable. Training will be offered on our systems (Unit-e and Aptos), but good general computer skills and excellent inter-personal qualities are essential. The salary will be according to qualifications and experience based on the University's pay spine, points 16–21, currently £17,461–£20,234 (under review). Generous benefits include free lunches, 30 days holiday (plus bank holidays) and the opportunity to join the Oxford Staff Pension Scheme. Brasenose College is an equal opportunities employer. Closing date: 31 Jan. Interviews will be held on 8/9 Feb. Further details and an application form may be obtained from the College website or from Hilary Jones, Bursar's Secretary, Brasenose College, Oxford, OX1 4AJ. Tel: 01865 277871. Email:

Information Technology Assistant. St Catherine's College is seeking to appoint an Information Technology Assistant. Reporting to the IT Manager, you will have excellent communication skills and be confident speaking to people (up to senior management level) in a technical and non-technical manner. The successful candidate will be at the forefront of supporting a wide range of users, with responsibility for a varied portfolio of duties including day-to-day trouble- shooting and maintenance of hardware and software within College, provision of help-desk support, and the broad spectrum of duties associated with the audio-visual support required by the College's conference business. This is an excellent opportunity to develop your IT skills within a large and forward- looking organisation. In addition to the attractive salary, benefits include 30 days annual leave, free meals whilst on duty, free use of the College gym, and membership of the University's final salary pension scheme. Salary: within a range £16,183 to £18,703 p.a. Closing date: 2 Feb., 5 p.m. Further particulars, details of the College's application procedures and an application form are available on the College's website at

Development Office Administrator, St Antony's College. The College is seeking to employ an Administrator for its Development Office. The position requires excellent IT and communication skills, as well as accuracy and reliability. Postholder duties include maintaining the College's database of old members on Raiser's Edge; the recording and acknowledgement of donations (including Gift Aid); dealing with telephone enquiries/visitors to the office; correspondence by mail, fax and email; preparation and mailing of College publications, etc; production and distribution of College Calendar; assisting with preparations for College events and administration of college memorabilia. Salary will be on Clerical Grade 4 (£17,461 to £22,111), with final salary pension scheme and lunches provided. St Antony's is an equal opportunities employer. Closing date: Fri., 9 Feb. For further particulars, visit the College website or contact the Development Director on 01865 274497 or email

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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

Central Oxford. Two-bedroom unfurnished house available for rent from early Mar., 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

Wheatley. Three-month let (1 Apr.–30 June incl.). Modern 2-bedroom terraced house (1 double room, 1 room currently used as dressing room, no bed). Attractively furnished. Excellent public transport to Oxford. Small patio garden, g.c.h. Parking. Would suit single person or couple. No smokers or pets. £800 p.m. includes all bills apart from telephone. Contact Theresa on 01865 473780 (day) or 01865 876177 (evening). 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 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

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:

Self-contained, one-year-old flat to let in quiet cul-de-sac off Cumnor Hill. One bedroom only. Contact Mrs Maggs on 01865 862243.

Lovely, large, one-bedroom flat in beautiful central North Oxford house. Newly fitted kitchen with Bosch appliances. Free mid-Jan. Suit professional or postgraduate couple or single person. £775 p.c.m. to include all bills (including wireless broadband) and two hours of cleaning each week. Please contact Paul on 07764 429 502.

City hideaway. One-bedroom apartment tucked away on Osney Island, short walk to city centre and University departments, available now. £810 p.c.m. Call Finders Keepers on 01865 297999.

North Oxford . Attractive modern two- level refurbished no-smoking two-bedroom flat in North Oxford (very near St. Hugh's). 15 min. walk to city centre. Double bedroom, second bedroom/study, living room, bathroom, and kitchen. Furnished and all modern conveniences. Communal garden. Available mid-Feb. £875 p.c.m. Garage option available (£55 p.c.m). Tel. (evenings): 01865 513202 Mobiles: 0781 6546140 or 0781 4532429. Photos available (by email).

Central North Oxford. Delightful two- bedroom self-contained flat in Victorian House between Woodstock and Kingston Roads. Just renovated. Large double bedroom; smaller bedroom/study; kitchen/living room; bathroom. Unfurnished/part-furnished. Off-street parking. Shared garden. Minutes from city centre and Summertown. Available 1 Feb. £1,100 p.c.m. Tel.: 01865 511774 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:

Lovely double room available in immaculate fully-furnished house with garden and off-street parking. Occasional house share with female owner (1 to 2 nights p.w.). Would suit non-smoker. Short or long term lets. Quiet OX4 location with easy access to town centre, Oxford Business Park, Science Park, A34 and ring road. For more information, email Sarah on or call 07812601330.

Room to rent. Furnished single room in the Old Mission Hall, St Clement's Street, East Oxford. Available immediately at £330 p.m. inclusive of bills. This is a non-smoking building listed building with eleven tenanted rooms, two kitchens and a large sitting room. For details please contact Peter Shaw, St Clement's Parish Property. Email:

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Self-catering Apartments

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

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

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

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:

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

Mousehole, Cornwall. Dylan Thomas called Mousehole the most beautiful village in England. We have two attractive little harbourside cottages to let, each sleeping four. They are only 40 yards from each other—two families often come together. Sandy beaches inside, rocky pool outside the harbour walls; fishing allowed off the quays. From £240–£485 p.w. Winter: £195 p.w. Winter breaks: £100 (3 nights). Contact Mrs Dancy on 01736 7311377 or see

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:

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 day for apartment. E- mail for further details.

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