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Oxford University Gazette, 1 November 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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Russian Parish Bazaar

Russian bazaar: hot borsch, pirozhki, bliny, other home-made ethnic delicacies, books, gifts, icons. Sat. 3 Nov. 10 am–2.30 pm at Wesley Memorial Church Hall, New Inn Hall St. Oxford Orthodox Parish of the Annunciation. Registered Charity no. 273241.

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Balliol College operates a small friendly day nursery in North Oxford. The nursery has 16 places for children from 3 months–5 years and is open weekdays from 8.45 am–5 pm (full- time places only). Non-Balliol members are welcome to apply. Employees of Balliol and employees of the University can make use of the Salary Sacrifice Scheme. Contact: Vanessa Clark, Manager, 01865 515654. Website:

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Oxford University Newcomers' Club

Oxford University Newcomers' Club has moved to the University Club, 11 Mansfield Rd, Oxford OX1 3SZ. The Club welcomes the wives, husbands or partners of newly arrived graduates and visiting academics to the University. It aims to offer help, advice and information, and the opportunity to meet others socially. Informal coffee mornings are held at the University Club every Wed. 10.30–12 noon from 0th week to 9th week, both inclusive. Newcomers with children (0–4) meet every Fri. in term 10.15–12 noon. Other term-time activities include an Art Group, a Book Group, Informal Conversation Group, Garden Group, Antiques Group, village walks and tours to colleges, museums and other places of interest. Visit our website:

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Books Bought and Sold

Visit St Philip's Books at 82 St Aldates, Oxford (opposite Christ Church gardens). We specialise in academic and second-hand books in the humanities, especially theology and history, also literature, art and philosophy. Over 9,000 books in stock. Open Mon.–Sat. 10 am–5 pm. Catalogues by post or email. Website at Good prices paid for large or small collections; we can collect. Call Christopher Zealley on 01865 202182.

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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 St, Witney, Oxon. Open Mon.–Fri. 9.30 am–5 pm, Sat. 10 am–4 pm. 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 St, Chipping Norton, Oxon, OX7 5AD. Tel.: 01608 641692.

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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: 01865 514656. Email: Also at 94 London Rd, Oxford. Tel.: 01865 741729, fax: 01865 742431. Email:

Town and Country Trees Limited: tree care specialists; local authority-approved contractors; fully insured and qualified; tree stump removal. Reports, surveys, free advice and quotations. Tel.: 0845 458 2980 or 07976 261850.

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:

Oxford Integrative Counselling (MBACP). Problems? People seek help for a variety of reasons: depression, stress, relationship difficulties, anxiety, loss of direction and creativity, lack of fulfilment, bereavement and loneliness. Sharing and exploring your situation with a trained counsellor can help you consider an alternative perspective and lead to deeper understanding. Low-cost counselling available. Fully trained supervision also available for therapeutic counsellors, trainees (low-cost) and others in therapeutic healing professions. Tel.: 01865 558482.

Learn to drive really well with an Advanced Driving Instructor who has been teaching in Oxford for 13 years with a 75 per cent pass rate (national average: 45 per cent). Free 1 hour when you book your first 2-hour lesson. Intensive courses, motorway and refresher lessons all tailored to suit your needs. Call Paul on 07786 176122. Email: Website:

Plumbing and heating engineer, specialising in design and installation of heating and hot water systems; boiler installation, service and repair. Landlords' gas safety certificates. Corgi registered 223135. Trained engineer for Baxi and Worcester Bosch. Ten percent discount for University/OUP members. Please contact Rob Robertson: 07816 835520 or

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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.

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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:

North Oxford Property Services. Specialising in Oxford city centre letting. Established 17 years. We offer quality accommodation for academics and students. If you have a property to rent or you are looking to rent in the city centre then ring our friendly staff or come and visit our central Jericho office. We value your custom. 47 Walton Street, Jericho, Oxford OX2 6BQ. Tel.: 01865 311745. Web:

House to rent near Kidlington down a quiet no-through road. Postgraduate preferred. 1 Feb.-1 Apr. 2008. Email:

Quiet rural location, 7 miles north of Oxford City Centre. Unfurnished farm cottage, 2 bedrooms, g.c.h., garden, parking, not on bus route. Non-smokers. No children or pets. Seeking long- term let of 1 year or more. References required. £665 p.c.m. Tel.: 01865 376824.

Recently renovated fully furnished Oxford house to let for winter term, 18 Dec.–19 Apr. Quiet neighbourhood near shops, 10 mins. from city centre. Two double bedrooms (one en suite shower), bath, living room with sofa bed, dining, laundry, WC plus large sunny room overlooking patio and small garden. All appliances incl. dishwasher, washing machine, drier, c.h., gas fire, wireless broadband, TV/DVD. Suit professional/academic couple. N-s. £750 p.c.m. Email:

Charming terrace house to rent from Jan.–Mar. in Wolvercote, 3 miles from Oxford City Centre on good bus route; 10 mins. to city centre. Fully furnished with 2 bedrooms, large sitting room, modern kitchen and garden. £850 p.c.m., plus bills. Would suit visiting academic. Email:

Osney Island—2-bedroom, 2- reception room terrace house. Newly fitted kitchen. Fully furnished. Ideally located for access to city centre and railway station. Available immediately for 6 months initially, £1,000 p.c.m. Please contact Pearce Alder and Co on 01865 246502 for further information, to view this property and for details of other properties.

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Flats to Let

Oxford: 3-double-bedroom furnished apartment in gated development available 5 Dec. Unfortunately not for sharers—£1,400. Wendlebury: 3-bedroom unfurnished bungalow with 1-bed annex. Large sitting/dining room and large conservatory. Views across open fields and very good community—£1,150. Oxford: furnished 2-bedroom apartment. Very good access to A40/M40 Available end Dec.—£875. Tel: 01869 327577. Email:

North Oxford : an attractive and spacious apartment in quiet and exclusive Norham Gardens, 2 mins. from University Parks and close to centre of Oxford. Tastefully furnished, 1 double bedroom, 1 study/single bedroom, lounge, modern equipped kitchen, shower room, 2 toilets. Recently refurbished. TV, microwave, phone, internet. Would suit short or long stays, visiting academics, professionals. Off-street parking. £1,200 p.m. all utilities incl. except telephone calls. Please contact Lyn Boyce at Wycliffe Hall on 01865 274216 or

Modern 1-bedroom flat in Moberly Close, a private, gated close with a drive onto Cowley Road (located between Marston St and James St) available on short or long let, furnished or unfurnished. Situated in the grounds of our college, St Stephen's House. Use of large shared garden and car-parking. Rent £700 p.m., which includes g.c.h. and water rates. Contact: Assistant Bursar on 01865 432304 or email

Granville Court, London Rd, between Brookes University and South Parks in a spacious, green and well-kept setting. Easy access to city centre, hospitals, buses, etc; furnished, spacious, light 2-bedroom, 2-bathroom ground-floor flat; living-dining with doors to garden, kitchen, bathroom, en suite shower room to larger bedroom. Recently refurbished. Minimum 6 month's lease. Would suit a n-s professional couple or 2 sharers; £900 p.c.m. excl. of other bills. 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. Website:

Visiting academics welcomed for short or long stays in comfortable home of semi-retired academic couple, situated in quiet, exclusive, leafy central north Oxford within walking distance of main university buildings, town centre, parks, river, shops and restaurants. Rooms have colour TV, tea, coffee and kettle, refrigerator and microwave, c.h. and independent heating, broadband. Very moderate terms, linen, cleaning and breakfast included. Tel./fax: 01865 557879. Email:

B and B: comfortable, convenient accommodation suited to academics. One min. to bus. Easy parking. Quiet, attractive private home. Discounts for longer stays. Tariff negotiable. University colleges and Science Park within easy access. Pleasant riverside walks close by. Tel.: 01865 770501. Email:

Spacious, fully furnished flat available for short-term lets, weekly or monthly. Double bedroom with bathroom, all linen and towels, fully equipped kitchen, open plan living area, wireless broadband, Freeview TV. N-s only. Set in grounds overlooking village church, ample parking, totally self-contained annex of private house in Cassington, 3 miles along A40 from North Oxford. Weekly £250, monthly £800, includes everything. Email: Tel.: 01865 883991.

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Self-catering Apartments

Fully furnished and serviced 3- and 4-star self- catering apartments available in North Oxford; 15 mins. from 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, 2 bathrooms, fully equipped kitchen, separate lounge/diner. Computer, printer, Internet access, satellite TV, allocated parking, secure entry system, welcome pack and much more. Minimum of 2 nights' stay. Contact Ambassador's Oxford on 07795 955918. Email: Website:

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Office Accommodation available

Office accommodation in Oxford: North Oxford, 5 mins. 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. Website:

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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:

Florida sabbatical: dreaming of warm temperatures, powdery beaches? 350 days sunshine yearly! Take advantage of strong pound and come to Sarasota, cultural capital of Florida's west coast. Sixteenth-floor self-catering well-appointed apartment with brilliant sunsets facing bay, sleeps 6. Two bedrooms, 2 baths, exercise and massage rooms, pool, meeting rooms, lounges, walk to restaurants, parking, 24-hour concierge service, fully equipped. Available monthly £1,750. Tel.: 01865 725562. Email:

French Riviera: self-catering townhouse with spectacular views Gorges du Loup, charming medieval village located hills behind Nice; 10 km from Grasse, 20 km St-Paul-de-Vence, 15 km Cannes. Sleeps 4, modern kitchen all conveniences, fully equipped, well- appointed. Marvellous hiking, biking, shopping, olive mills, vineyards and perfumeries nearby. Available weekly £550, monthly cheaper. 45 mins. from Nice airport. Parking. Sorry no pets or smokers. Tel.: 01865 725562. Website:

Paris—Marais—delightful 1-bed apartment, ideal for 2 adults (plus 2 children). First floor with large sitting room with en suite kitchen, a bedroom and a bathroom (shower). The flat is surrounded by a balcony with lovely views over the square and gets plenty of sunshine. Available for short or medium lets. Website: Contact Dr J.H. Chamberlain by email on or by phone 07957 588448.

Ireland: peaceful, cosy semi-detached holiday cottage in the heart of Connemara, 1 mile Clifden town. Ideal touring base for this beautiful area. Seven beaches nearby. Cycling, horse riding, golf, sea fishing, scuba-diving are all available; cheap flights to Ireland West Airport (Knock) with Ryan Air and bmibaby. £200–£250 p.w., suitable for 2–3 n-s people. Contact or phone 01865 378620. See:

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Houses for Sale

Central Headington townhouse: Horwood Close, set back from London Rd. Walking distance to Headington shops, London/airport buses, hospitals. Spacious, light-filled, recently renovated, excellent condition. Four bedrooms (3 double, 1 single) with built-in wardrobes, 2 bathrooms (incl. power shower), new gas boiler, balcony, utility room, patio garden, off- street parking for 2 cars plus garage, lots of storage, fitted kitchen, stripped floorboards in living room area. Dearly loved, but move forces sale. OIRO £350,000. Email:

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