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Oxford University Gazette, 26 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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Christmas Shopping at the OU Shop

Double discount day - exclusive to University employees! Save 20% on all purchases (excl. original paintings) on production of a valid University staff card. The one-off event is taking place on Thurs., 2 Nov., 9 a.m.–6.30 p.m.. Visit the shop at 106 High Street. Tel.: 01865 247414. Email: 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. 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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Autumn Plants and Gardens Study Day

Sat., 4 Nov., 10 a.m.–4 p.m. at St Hilda's College. This Study Day will celebrate autumn plants and gardens and will consist of four illustrated lectures: 'Extending the season' by Pam Schwerdt; 'Autumn trees and shrubs' by Colin Crosbie; 'Embracing autumn as one of the gardening year's high points' by Keith Wiley; 'A blaze of glory' by Timothy Walker. Tickets cost £45 (incl. a light lunch but will need to be booked in advance). Please contact Louise Allen, University of Oxford Botanic Garden, Rose Lane, Oxford OX1 4AZ. Tel.: 01865 286690. 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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Laboratory Facilities Sought

Homeopathic research. I have formulated a set of specific and relatively simple experiments which I am confident have a good chance of demonstrating genuine (non-artifact) differences between ultra- dilute succussed and unsuccussed solutions. If anyone can help in terms of laboratory facilities in order to carry out these experiments, please contact me at

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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:

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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.

Debbie Payne Gardening & Domestic Services. RHS-trained gardener available in the Oxfordshire area. Fully insured, friendly advice and free estimates. Excellent references. Contact Debbie Payne on 07810420711 (mobile) or visit for more information. Domestic Services include one-off cleans and meals to freeze. A painting and decorating service is also available on 07970209755.

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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:

Central Oxford. Charming 2-bedroom Victorian terraced house available fully furnished with rear garden and on- street parking. Ideal for visiting academics. £995 p.c.m. Available immediately. Telephone Finders Keepers on 01865 297999.

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Flats to Let

Apartment to rent in Paris. 90 sqm. Fully furnished and equipped. Three bedrooms, 1 bathroom, separate toilet, large double lounge room. In the banlieue south of Paris. Five min. walk to 'Parc de Sceaux' RER (line B), 20 min. by RER to St. Michel/Notre Dame. Near the beautiful Parc de Sceaux ( Clean pets welcome. Available for visiting academics throughout the year from mid-Nov. €1,500 p.m. Email:

The Lion Brewery. Centrally located 2- bedroom apartment, within walking distance of the city centre and Saïd Business School. £1,200 p.c.m. Available immediately. Telephone Finders Keepers on 01865 297999.

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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:

Wyndham Housing Association. The Wyndham Housing Association provides sheltered housing for the elderly. We offer flats for people wishing to live active, independent lives, while being relieved of the burden of housekeeping and maintenance. As a small non-profit making organization, we are able to work closely with residents and their families to ensure that each resident's needs are being met. Contact the Administrator on 01865 511239.

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:

One double room and a box room available now. Close to the University Parks and fairly close to university departments/colleges. Double room: £320 p.c.m. Box room: £260 p.c.m. These prices are inclusive of bills apart from contributing to gas and electricity. Shared use of kitchen diner, garden, cloak room, and bathroom. Please call 07886 946376.

Lodger required Mon.–Fri. in comfortable old family farmhouse, in rural setting 8 min. drive from Peartree Roundabout. £70 p.w. inclusive of bills, off-street parking and use of facilities. Would suit young n-s professional/weekly commuter. Reference required. Tel.: 01869 350034 or 07990 513006. 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.

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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.

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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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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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