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Oxford University Gazette, 4 October 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

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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'Solutions for eGovernment,' Wed. 31 Oct., 9.30–5.30 at the Law Department, European University Institute (EUI), Florence, Italy. Speakers: Prof. Bill Dutton, OII, Dr Christine Leitner, Danube University, Prof. Helen Margetts, OII, Prof. Giovanni Sartor, European University Institute. For further information:

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MECO Event

Idd al Fitr prayers and celebration: in accordance with recognized astronomical standards and scientific calculations, the Muslim Educational Centre of Oxford (MECO) celebrates the end of Ramadan on Sat., 13 Oct. The formal prayers begin at 9 pm followed by refreshments and a complimentary brunch. All Muslims and those of other faiths are invited to attend this joyous occasion, which takes place at 9 pm at the Summertown Hall, corner Banbury and Portland Rds, North Oxford. For further details and reservations, email or phone 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 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:

Bicycles: quick and inexpensive repairs, servicing, new/used bikes, short- and long-term cycle hire, student deals, 20 per cent summer repairs (parts and labour) discount to University staff. Free bicycle check-up. Our 2 shops: Oxford city centre: BikeZone (open Mon.–Sat.),, 6 Lincoln House, Market St, off Cornmarket/Turl St. Tel.: 01865 728877. And Summertown Cycles (open 7 days),, 200-202 Banbury Rd. Tel.: 01865 316885. We stock the full range of bicycle accessories, including high visibility night clothing. For opening hours, see websites. Contact by telephone, or come and see us. Visit early, and small repairs may be ready the same day. A tax-efficient bicycle purchase method for PAYE staff, using 'Cycle Scheme' (saving upwards of 35 per cent), is available to University employees and can be arranged for college-employed staff, also by arrangement with other employers. Please ask our staff and collect a leaflet.

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:

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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.

DP Gardening Services. RHS-trained gardener available across Oxfordshire. Carry out garden makeovers if selling/renting out your property or just taming your wilderness! All aspects of garden services including hard landscaping. Fully insured, friendly advice, free estimates (within 5 mile radius of OX5). Excellent references. Contact Debbie Payne on 07810 420711 (mobile) or for more information. A Decorating service is also available from Abacus Decorating on 07970 209755 or

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Tuition Offered

English for Families—EFL classes for adults and children, taught separately. Wed. 5–6.30 pm, North Oxford Community Centre, Diamond Place, Summertown. £35 per term (10 lessons) for an individual, £45 for a whole family. Term begins 3 Oct. For further details and enrolment, contact North Oxford Association: 01865 552295 or Helen Foster: 01865 763358 or email:

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Situations Vacant

One of Oxford's prestigious Colleges has opportunities for 2 Lodge Porters; one part-time (weekends), the other full-time. The job requires flexibility, sound judgement, a methodical approach and excellent communication skills to interface with all members of the Trinity community. Problem-solving and computer literacy are expected. A security background would be an advantage. The 40-hour per week job offers a starting salary of £14,000 depending on qualifications and experience, 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays and benefits including pension scheme, training, free lunches and parking. Please contact Graham Rance on 01865 279900 or Jennifer Cable on 01865 279873, Trinity College, Broad Street, Oxford, OX1 3BH. Email: Closing date for applications is 19 Oct. Trinity College is an equal opportunities employer.

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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 in Coppock Close, Headington, ideal location. Large L-shaped reception, 4 bedrooms, study, 2 bathrooms, utilities/cloakroom, fitted kitchen Summer 2006, furnished with dishwasher, washing machine. Large back garden, off- street parking. Easy access to excellent primary school and nursery, shops, hospitals. Avail. 20 Sept. minimum 11 months. £1,500 p.m. plus utilities. Easy commute to London. Email: Tel.: Miss Carraher 07879 400114 (from abroad, 44 7879400114).

Jan.–June: Edwardian terraced house, East Oxford (10 mins. walk to city centre). Two double bedrooms (one now study/spare room with futon), bathroom with shower, kitchen (dishwasher, washing machine, tumble drier, large fridge and freezer, oven and appliances), dining room (table for 8), separate sitting room, long garden, c.h. and 2 open fires, wireless broadband, TV/DVD. Fully furnished including crockery, linen, etc. £875 p.c.m. Email: Tel.: 01865 722349.

Secure, quiet, furnished house to let in central Eynsham (brilliant schools). Pretty and unusual stone-built converted coach- house. Private drive, well away from the street. Large living room/kitchen with fridge, freezer, dishwasher. One double and 1 single bedroom. Bathroom. Large office/third bedroom. Utility room, shower room, walk-in wardrobe. Integral garage and additional off-road parking spaces. Patio garden. Available 19 Oct. £895 p.c.m. Tel.: 01865 880018. Mobile: 07771 873838. Email:

Recently renovated Oxford house to let for winter term, 18 Dec.–19 Apr. Quiet neighbourhood close to shops, 10 mins. from city centre. Two available bedrooms (one en suite), bath, utility, living and dining rooms, plus large sunny room overlooking patio and small garden. All appliances incl. dishwasher. Suit professional/academic couple. N-s. £750 p.c.m. plus utilities. Email:

Central Oxford. Beautiful spacious 4-bedroom family house available in Jericho from 1–31 Dec. Four bright bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, huge kitchen, dining room and sitting room, wireless internet and lovely garden. Totally furnished and the usual appliances are all provided. The house has a great location backing onto the canal and within easy walking distance of the city centre and university departments and libraries. More details:

A delightful detached 2-bedroom Cotswold stone period cottage is available immediately for rent in the peaceful, sought-after village of Wootton (near Woodstock, 7 miles from Oxford). The cottage has a wood-burning stove alongside background electric heating and a small well-tended garden. Suitable for a n-s single professional or a visiting academic couple. £1,050 p.c.m. A summer house containing a Japanese-style room is also available (additional £100 p.c.m.). Tel.: 01865 326138.

Full of character, central and spacious 3-storey Victorian house, 3 mins. walk from Magdalen Bridge. Sitting room, dining room, Shaker-style breakfasting kitchen with French doors onto patio, 55-foot secluded garden, large cellar. Five bedrooms, bathroom and shower-room. Original fireplaces and sash windows throughout. Unfurnished, but good Challen upright piano included if wanted. Long let from mid-Oct. £1,750 p.c.m. Tel.: 01865 203197. Email:

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Flats to Let

North and central north Oxford apartments. North: purpose-built 2 bedrooms (1 double/1 single) available from Aug. or Sept. £825 p.c.m. Central north: split 3-level studio at £695 p.c.m. and 1-bedroom flat at £775 p.c.m. from Sept. Two-bedroom available from late Sept. £950 p.c.m. Both within a few mins. walk from most departments. Rents exclude utilities and council tax if applicable. Suitable for mature/visiting academics. Tel.: 01865 516144. Email:

Unique character first-floor flat near the Plain area of East Oxford. Modern high-quality conversion, sunny and spacious, 10 mins. walk to city centre, 2 bedrooms, bathroom, utility/store room, fully-equipped kitchen, large sitting/dining room; fully furnished, washing machine, refrigerator, microwave. G.c.h., residents' parking zone, secure bike space, courtyard, quiet outlook; suit visiting academic/postgraduate, professional. Available end Oct. or sooner. £875 p.c.m. Tel.: 01865 790320 or 222329. Email:

Self-contained 1-double-bedroom flat with balcony, situated on Harcourt Hill, overlooking green belt. Within 5 mins. of Brookes campus; bus service to central Oxford. Fully furnished, with c.h. and double-glazing, including very large sitting room, double bedroom with wash basin and large fitted wardrobe, fully-equipped modern kitchen and power shower room. Telephone connection with broadband. Parking space for 1 car. Available from mid-Oct. £650 p.c.m. Tel.: 01235 553222.

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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:

Headington. Accommodation in quiet house offered to graduate/mature man. Own bed-sitting room with phone, shared facilities, parking. From mid-Sept., £260 p.m., a month's notice on either side. Tel.: 01865 765137.

Large, light, beautiful en suite attic room in family house in Iffley Fields. Wireless, community charge, gas and electricity all incl. £590 p.c.m. Would suite n-s professional. Please phone 01865 251592 for further details.

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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:

Experienced and registered psychotherapist seeks pleasant quiet room to rent Tues./Wed./Thurs. 8.30 am to 3 pm. Needs to be within the ring road; South Oxford, East Oxford, Jericho or North Oxford would be suitable. Please ring 01865 429285 or 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:

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:

SE Cornwall—2 bedroom holiday bungalow in quiet rural location, situated among similar properties in the grounds of the old Rosecraddoc Manor Estate, near Liskeard, on the edge of Bodmin Moor. Ten miles south coast Looe/Polperro. Fully equipped for 4 people. Parking. Sorry no pets or smokers. Vacancies Sept./Oct. Tel.: 01579 344614. Email: Website:

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Houses for Sale

House in Yarnton for sale. Five bedrooms, 2 en suite. Four reception rooms, underfloor heating in sitting room and open fireplace. Farmhouse kitchen with Aga. Utility room with gas boiler and plumbing for washing machine. Large back garden. Patio with herb border, lawn, fruit trees, water features, summer house and garden shed. Double garage and large parking area at front. Offers in excess of £725,000. Email:

Charming and spacious riverside Victorian house for sale on Osney Island, Oxford. Three double bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, large kitchen/dining and sitting rooms, office, and 60-foot south-west- facing garden. Lovely walks in either direction along towpath; 5 mins. walk to train station; 10 mins. to town centre. Never flooded! Offers in the region of £500,000. For more information contact Quentin:

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