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Oxford University Gazette, 6 March 2008 : Advertisements

Change to Gazette dates: Hilary Term 2008

Advertisers are asked to note that, because of difficulties caused by the date of Easter, the final Gazette of term will be published a day earlier than usual, on Wednesday, 19 March. The deadline for receipt of advertisements will be midday on Monday, 10 March.

The usual deadline (midday on the preceding Wednesday) will apply to the Gazettes published up to and including 13 March, and again from the first Gazette of Trinity Term, published on 17 April.


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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MECO Monthly Forum

Haifa Zangana, a noted novelist and former political prisoner of Saddam Hussein's regime will speak on 'Five years of Anglo–American occupation in Iraq: the rhetoric vs reality' at 4 pm on Sun., 16 Mar. at Wolfson College. All welcome. Refreshments served. For further details:

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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, 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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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 worldwide), 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:

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:

Links Communication, Ltd—mobile phone shop. As well as mobile phones, we offer a huge range of the latest mobile phone accessories. We also unlock and repair mobile phones. PC and laptop repairs, upgrades, support and services. No fix, no fee. Western Union money transfer now available. Open 10 am–9 pm, 7 days a week. Links Communication, Ltd, 33 High St, Oxford. Tel.: 01865 204207. Website:

Painter and decorator/finisher: do you appreciate good-quality painting, decorating and finishing work? I offer a professional, thorough and friendly service through a range of skills—from plastering to small building work and everything between! Wooden floors a specialty. I start work only after careful consultation. Workmanship guaranteed and testimonials available. Over 25 yrs. experience. Contact Rae Browne: 07900 888318, 01865 516741 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.

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.

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Situations Vacant

Personal carer required, Headington, for delightful lady with Alzheimer's. AM and PM shifts, other times by arrangement. £8.50 p.h. References required. 01865 751139 or

Modern Art Oxford is one of the UK's leading galleries presenting modern and contemporary art. We are now seeking a highly motivated Head of Development to join our team. Overseeing all areas of fundraising, the Head of Development will work closely with senior staff and trustees in devising and implementing Modern Art Oxford's development and fundraising strategies. With a demonstrable track record of successful fundraising, the Head of Development will also possess outstanding communication, interpersonal and advocacy skills. Full details of this position and how to apply are available from our website or by calling Sheridan Edward on 01865 813803.

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Situations Sought

Author of recently published book (arts) and former assistant to prominent Oxford professor (science), seeks part-time position, 1–2 days p.w. Varied interests. Good with people, ideas, paperwork, research, office management. Mature, organised, reliable, and sense of humour. Please ring 01865 510650.

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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 currently have 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:

Ethical letting? Some have suggested this is an oxymoron; not so—College and County have quietly established themselves as a contemporary lettings and property management company with a more European, partnership approach within the Oxford market. We look after over 250 properties within the city and are experienced in meeting the needs of academics both as clients and applicants. For more information, call 01865 722722 or go to

Headington, Ambleside Dr. Close to JR and shops. Detached 4/5-bedroom house, 2 bathrooms, unfurnished, garage, gardens. Available shortly. £1,400 p.c.m. Tel.: 01865 728597. Email:

Pretty, comfortable, 18th-century house to let in tranquil hamlet 12 miles north of Oxford. Five bedrooms, 2 sitting rooms, large kitchen/dining room, 2 bathrooms and downstairs toilet. Garden and parking space. Four miles from direct rail links to London and Oxford. Walking distance to bus links to Oxford and local towns. Good local schools, theatre, sports facilities, etc. £1,900 p.c.m. Available until Aug. 2009. Email:

Three-bedroom house in Cowley. Comfortable, semi-detached house with large garden and patio. Ten mins. bus ride to city centre and colleges. Well furnished and equipped: dishwasher, washing machine, tumble dryer, broadband and wireless internet. Large, sunny, open-plan living/dining with access to patio and garden. We would like to find a friendly couple/family to care for our home while we are away. Available July. Rent £1,200 p.m., all incl. Email:

Three-bedroom house to let, £860 p.m. (long-term lease). Located in New Marston, 10 mins. walk to University Parks. Close to JR Hospital and frequent bus service to city centre. Suit professional couple/small family. No sublets, pets allowed, n-s please. Mid- terrace with external access to small back garden. Fully furnished, washer/dryer, 1 bathroom, g.c.h. and on-road parking. Available now. Email or ring 07811 287871 for details.

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Flats to Let

Central north Oxford: 10 mins. walk city centre, main University buildings, parks, close to river. Available 1 Apr. Short/long let in extremely quiet, civilised, large Victorian house in exclusive, leafy, residential Victorian suburb. Large, light airy rooms. Lovely fully furnished ground-floor flat. Large double bedroom, large single study/bedroom, large drawing room, newly refurbished modern kitchen, bathroom. Broadband, large secluded garden, off-street parking. Tel./fax: 01865 552400. Mobile: 07789 092274. Email:

Eagle Wharf, Jericho: brand-new, waterfront, 2-bed apartment. Spacious and modern 2-double-bedroom apartment with views over the canal. Wood-effect fitted kitchen with appliances, open-plan living area, en suite shower room and additional bathroom, large balcony accessible from bedrooms and living area. Two underground, allocated, parking spaces. Rent £1,900 p.c.m. Available 15 Mar. For more information, call 01865 722722 or go to

Central north Oxford: 2-bedroom furnished and equipped apartment on the second floor of a grand, secure, converted Victorian house. One double, 1 single arranged as study/bedroom, 2 bathrooms, kitchen, dining, lounge, parking. Within mins. walk from most University departments, suited to mature professional and visiting academics. Available from late Mar. at £895 plus all utilities and council tax, if applicable. Tel.: 01865 516144. Email:

Cowley, Boswell Rd: extremely nice ground-floor flat with nice garden. One bedroom plus sofa bed in different room; all modern comforts. Very quiet. Well-served by buses, 15 mins. from downtown. For very quiet academic person or couple, with reference. From end Aug.–end Jan. 2009, £550 p.m., council tax, broadband and bills excluded. Tel.: 01865 711577 (6.45 pm–8 pm). Mobile: 07810 194454. Email:

North Oxford : spacious, light, 3-bedroom apartment, 2 bathrooms, 1 en suite. Easy walking to city centre, buses; close access canal walks, countryside. Available end Mar., short or long let. Large living room, grand piano, plenty of bookshelves. Fully equipped kitchen, dishwasher, washing machine, iron, toaster, etc. Off-street parking. Can leave linen, other utilities by arrangement. Suit overseas visitor. £1,500 p.m. Tel.: +44 1865 315441. Email: Photos emailed on request.

To let from 1 Apr. Purpose-built, 1- bedroom flat in small block in Albion Place, £720 p.c.m. Secure, covered car parking place also available. Phone 01865 735383 or email

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Accommodation Offered

Finders Keepers: for all of your accommodation needs, please contact us—Oxford's rental specialist. Tel.: 01865 311011. Website:

Scott Fraser—'city and village living'. A comprehensive residential sales and lettings practice specialising in good-quality property in Oxford and the surrounding areas. For more information, please telephone or visit our website: Sales tel.: 01865 759500 (Headington), 01865 759507 (Summertown), 01865 759508 (East Oxford). Lettings tel.: 01865 761111 (Headington), 01865 554577 (Summertown), 01865 244666 (East Oxford and students).

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:

Flat-share: central/north Oxford. Large room in a spacious, sunny flat. N-s. Two toilets, washing machine, broadband, television, DVD/video player, ample storage, off-street parking. Suitable for visiting academic, postgraduate student or professional. £395 p.m., plus contribution to utilities. Tel.: 01865 511555 or 07866 653619.

East Oxford (Howard St). Furnished double room. Available now, £395, excl. bills. Share house with a professional female (in 30s). Would suit professional/postgrad female, n-s, no pets. Victorian terrace house with hardwood floors, living room, kitchen (with freezer, fridge, washing machine, microwave), large bathroom, attic storage, secluded and leafy garden with shed and easy access to town (20 mins. walk to city centre). Tel.: 07904 611694.

East Oxford/St Clement's: room for short- term let, flexible 4–5 months from early/mid April, £400 p.m., incl. Very pleasant house and garden, owner will be away for most of the time, 2 cats will remain in residence. N-s please. Call 07796 521577 or email

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Self-catering Apartments

Fully furnished and serviced 3- and 4-star self- catering apartments available in North Oxford; 15 mins. to 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

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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 to 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:

Mature, quiet, n-s postdoctoral researcher seeking accommodation. Experience in looking after homes of lecturers on sabbatical leave. Excellent references supportive of experience where special care is of concern. Mobile: 07876 353514. Email:

Central Oxford, large study/bedroom sought by Senior Lecturer for 1 year from early Apr. Please contact

House rental sought: Northwestern University faculty couple visiting Oxford on sabbatical next year with 2 children, ages 8 and 13, looking to rent a 3-plus-bedroom house from late Aug. 2008–late June 2009, preferably in North Oxford. House swap for 4-bedroom/2-study house in Evanston, Illinois (5 mins. from Northwestern and 25 mins. drive to downtown Chicago) also a possibility. 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:

To rent: converted stone barn in idyllic setting 24 km south of Florence, Italy. Sleeps 4, reasonable rates. Long-term rent negotiable. For more information please contact Tel.: 0039 3400777735 or 005 807 1354.

Lovely apartment to let in centre of historic town of Porec, Croatia (2 mins. walk to sea). Enjoy Mediterranean spring sun. Sleeps 6–8. Well equipped for children. From £280 p.w. Cheap flights available. Email:

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,, bmibaby. £200–£250 p.w., suitable for 2–3 n-s people. Contact: or phone 01865 378620. See:

Mousehole, Cornwall. Dylan Thomas called Mousehole the most beautiful village in England. We have an attractive little harbourside cottage to let, sleeping 4. Sandy beaches inside, rocky pool outside the harbour walls; fishing allowed off the quays. £195'£500 p.w. Winter breaks: £100 (3 nights). Contact Mrs Dancy on 01736 731137.

Andalucia, Gaucin. Unique architect- designed villa set in heart of beautiful 'Pueblo Blanco.' Built as series of 3 apartments and 2 cottages around private courtyard and swimming pool. Can be booked exclusively for large groups (up to 13) or individual units (2–5). Spectacular views to Gibraltar, Mediterranean, North Africa from all private terraces. Special offer to University members and employees. One-bed apartment, sleeping 2 from £100 p.w. (Mar.–May). Tel.: 07801 341856,

Lagrasse: beautiful medieval village in the Corbieres wine region of SW France. Well-furnished house sleeps 6, with terrace and garden overlooking a magnificent Benedictine abbey, 35 kms from Carcassonne (Ryanair). The village has 4 restaurants, safe river-bathing, wonderful walking and is well placed for visiting Toulouse, Albi, the Cathar castles and the Mediterranean. Email: for rates and information.

Italy, Le Marche. Spacious, 3-bedroom house in quiet, rural location, 20 mins. Urbino, 40 mins. to clean, sandy beaches. Sleeps 6 plus 2. Large bathroom, large sitting room, kitchen/dining room, c.h. Terrace with magnificent views and small garden area. £300 p.w. Email or phone 01865 276543 (work) or 01865 351754 (home) for photographs and further details.

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Houses for Sale

Three-bedroom, semi-detached family house set on a popular road in this sought-after north Oxford suburb. Accommodation comprises living room, dining room, kitchen and first-floor bathroom. The property benefits from off- road parking to the front and enclosed rear garden. O.r.o. £460,000. For more information and to request a viewing, phone 01865 557729 (eve) or email

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