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Oxford University Gazette, 30 November 2006 : Advertisements


Respondents to advertisements are asked to note the following, which is an extract from the Terms and Conditions of acceptance of advertisements:

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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Gazette publication arrangements

Advertisers are asked to note that the remaining Gazettes of this term will be published on 7 and 14 December. Publication for Hilary Term will start on 11 January. The usual deadline will apply.

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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. 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'. For more information, contact Anita Segar, President, on 01865 730574.

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Festive Times at the Bodleian

Wed., 6 Dec., a new exhibition: 'The Flower Garden of Spring: Paintings from Mughal India' will open in the Exhibition Room (Schola Naturalis Philosophiae), Old Schools Quadrangle. Access is free to all. The exhibition will run until Apr. 2007. Opening times: Mon.–Fri., 9 a.m.–5 p.m., Sat., 9 a.m.–4.30 p.m.

Thurs., 7 Dec., the Divinity School will be open for a viewing of Christmas illustrations in medieval manuscripts from three Books of Hours, as well as charming Tolkien drawings. These illustrations were carefully selected for the Bodleian's 2006 Christmas card range. All gifts and cards can also be viewed and ordered on the web site: Entry to the Divinity School is free to all from 9.30 a.m.–6.30 p.m. The Gift Shop will be offering a 10% discount on all purchases throughout the day and will be open from 9 a.m. until 7 p.m. The Divinity School and Convocation House are also available for corporate and private hire such as evening dinners, receptions, presentations, and Christmas parties. Special University rates apply. Bodleian Library, Commercial Operations, Broad Street, OX1 3BG. Tel.: 01865 (2) 77224. Email: Web:

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MECO Monthly Forum

Nazir Afzal, OBE, will speak and lead a discussion on 'Honour Crimes in the British Muslim Community' on Sun., 10 Dec., at 3 p.m. in the Summertown Hall, corner Banbury and Portland Roads. Dr Afzal is the Director of the Crown Prosecution Service, London West, and is a leading campaigner against honour killings in the UK. This event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served. For further information, email: or telephone 01865 766032.

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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.

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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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.

Wood carving: repairs; lettering; sculpture. Oxford wood carver John Milnes offers repairs and restorations (choir stalls, carved furniture, figures etc.); letter cutting and design (honour boards etc.); coats of arms; name boards; sculpted figures; advice on design and conservation. See website for samples of work for colleges, churches and private clients. Tel.: 01865 245751 or 07779 431246.

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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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Situations Vacant

PA to the Domestic Bursar, Lady Margaret Hall. We require a PA to the Domestic Bursar, to provide administrative and secretarial support and to act on the Domestic Bursar's behalf as required. Applicants should have highly developed interpersonal and organisational skills, with a good knowledge of Microsoft Office packages. They will have the aptitude and confidence to manage varied and sometimes sensitive issues, at times under pressure with the ability to understand situations quickly. Experience of administrative duties at a senior level is essential and experience within a collegiate university is desirable. Benefits include a salary of £17,461–£20,234 p.a., contributory final salary pension scheme, free lunches whilst on duty and a holiday entitlement of 25 days plus public holidays. The job description and person specification can be downloaded from For more information about the job please telephone the Domestic Bursar on 01865 274309. Closing date: Fri., 15 Dec. Interviews in early Jan. 2007. To apply please complete our application form available on request from or telephone 01865 274279.

Permanent, part-time Gallery Invigilator required for Christ Church Picture Gallery. Christ Church Picture Gallery houses an important collection of European paintings, drawings and sculptures. The Gallery is open to the public, and the invigilators are responsible for the security of the collection on a day-to-day basis; they patrol the galleries, greet visitors, answer queries, take messages and work on the front desk, which includes a little retail outlet. We are looking for a smart, reliable, responsible person who is willing to work as part of a small team. The Gallery's opening times are Mon.–Sat., 10.30 a.m.–5 p.m., and Sun., 2–5 p.m.; the candidate should be available to work during these times on a varied, part-time rota. Rate of pay: £6.18 (£8.24 on Sunday) per hour. Please apply in writing (covering letter, C.V. with two references) to: Christ Church, Picture Gallery, Oxford OX1 1DP. For more information, please call 01865 276172 or email

Academic and STM publishing houses are looking for candidates with administrative experience who would like to build a career within publishing. Candidates must have strong office skills and those with experience of working with academic journals or degrees in science subjects would be at an advantage. Please contact Claire Simmons, Publishing Recruitment Specialist at Inspired Selection, with your C.V. and indication of salary expectations at

Professor seeks part-time PA, 5–8 hours p.w. To create/manage on-line diary, help with email, website management, conference organisation, travel bookings, grant management, expense applications/claims, filing, personal errands, etc. Requires efficiency and good judgment. Suit retired administrator or postgraduate student with right skills. Email applications by 8 Dec., including C.V., other relevant information, and contact details (including email and phone) of one referee familiar with your relevant skills/experience. Queries/applications to

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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:

Waterside. Plater Drive, Jericho. Two- bedroom modern terrace house. Two bathrooms. Well-fitted kitchen. Furnished. G.c.h. Garden. Car parking. Short walk to city centre. Open views to rear. Available now. £1,075 p.c.m. Brooks Property Management. Tel.: 01865 728597. Email:

Comfortable house in Woodstock to let while owners are in Australia. Available from 20 Jan. for 4 months. Good local facilities, regular bus service to Oxford, fast trains to London from nearby village. Broadband installed. Reasonable price for suitable tenant, single person or couple preferred. Details from

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. One double bedroom + one single bedroom-cum-study. Ample storage space. Garden/lawn. Available 6 Jan., min. 6 months. £987 p.c.m. Contact Mr Macdonald on 01865 421234. Email: or

Waterways. Recently constructed 4–5 bedroom townhouse in this attractive development close to Summertown shops and North Oxford schools. Large kitchen/dining room, sitting room, study, four double bedrooms (2 with en suite shower rooms), family bathroom, large multi-purpose room, 2 parking spaces, garden. Furnished and decorated to a high standard, with pleasant view over small park and lake. Available Jan. 2007 for 3–6 months—ideal for visiting professional family. £2,500 p.m. plus bills. Contact

Summertown. 4-bedroom house in Kings Cross Road with off-street parking. Ideal for professional sharers. Available fully furnished from 25 November at £1,600 p.m. (Ref. 3411.) Please call Finders Keepers on 01865 311 011.

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Flats to Let

North Oxford . Fully-furnished, sunny 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. £800 p.c.m. Tel.: 01865 513688. Email:

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. Digital photos of interior available. Email:

Flat available late Nov. Bedroom, large living room, kitchen, bathroom. C.h. Private parking. Quiet Banbury Road location, 1/2 mile from city centre. Non-smoker. £685 p.m. Tel.: 01993 852196.

Two properties: 1.) Summertown. Spacious new 1-bedroom apartment available now, fully furnished for £795 p.m. (Ref. 3412). 2.) Begbroke Manor: Newly converted 2- bedroom, 2-bathroom apartment just 3 miles away from Oxford. Furnished to a high standard. (Ref. 3402). Please contact Finders Keepers on 01865 311 011.

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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:

Central North Oxford (Jericho). House share. Elegantly furnished terrace house (one academic resident Mon.–Thurs., own bathroom) available mid-Dec. or Jan–end Mar. 2007 only. Ten min. from city centre/stations/laboratories. One double bedroom, bathroom, study, sitting/dining room, fully-equipped kitchen, laundry/wc. Broadband, g.c.h. £500 p.c.m. inclusive. Deposit: £400. Secluded garden. Suits professional/academic n-s couple or female. References essential. Contact Joelle Mann at or on 07930 452220.

Various houses/flats to let around the London M25 area. Short-term lets only, i.e. less than 3 months. Ideal for summer/winter breaks. For more information please email us at

Large room with en suite in a newly refurbished Victorian house on the Woodstock Road, Oxford. Fully furnished. Short distance to city centre, colleges and hospital. Available for short-term lets from two nights to three months. Would suit visiting academic, postgraduate, etc. Price variable according to length of stay. Also available: consulting room for hire per day. Tel.: 01865 554961.

Old Headington. Furnished flatlet of kitchen and bed-sitting room, overlooking gardens. C.h. For one gentleman. Non-smoker. £350 per four weeks. Tel.: 01865 768775 (evenings).

Pleasant room to let in Headington between 7 Jan. and 16 Mar. Easy access to shops, town and university. Share kitchen, own shower. No smokers, must tolerate cats. £90 p.w. inclusive. Tel.: 01865 766122.

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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:

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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.

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.

House swap with Paris. First week of Jan. A family of four would like to swap their house in Paris with a house within Oxford. House in Paris is the 17th district. Please email

New Zealand couple with baby daughter (8 months old in Jan.), seeking accommodation from 8 Jan.–14 Apr. 2007. Studying at Green College, prefer central or north Oxford. One bedroom okay, but must be furnished and with c.h. Prefer self contained, with at least own bathroom. Easy access to public transport would be ideal. Email:

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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

Paris. We (college fellow and friend) have two beautiful, well-equipped, privately-run flats. Both very central. 1.) Marais. One- bed apartment in beautiful pedestrianised square. Close to Place des Vosges. First floor, large sitting room with en suite kitchen, bedroom and bathroom (shower). 2.) Close to Musée D'Orsay: Vast and elegant studio (65 sq.m./sleeps 2 adults + 2 children), fourth floor, lift, on side street. Short or medium lets. Email:

Fancy a Mediterranean spring break in Porec, Istria? Beautiful flat in historic old city 50 yards from harbour. Sleeps 6. Fully equipped. Mar. to 1 May: £300 for long weekend or week. Cheap Ryanair flights to Pula. Contact:

House for rent in the Lot area in France, Dec. to Mar. Lot valley, close to St Cirq Lapopie. Four bedrooms, two bathrooms, c.h., entirely furnished, nice views, very still rural surrounding. Owners French academics and Anglophones. €500 p.w., everything included. Tel.: 0033 565 302124. Email:

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Houses 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. £289,500. Tel.: 01865 770501. Email:

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