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Oxford University Gazette, 7 February 2008 : 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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Green Man Event

The Green Man: Tues. 19 Feb., 12 noon–4 pm. Half-term is here! Come to the Harcourt Arboretum and take part in our free family activity. There are many carvings and sculptures of the Green Man on Oxford University's buildings, but what about at the Harcourt Arboretum? Come to explore, and see if you can find the Green Man. Feel inspired by this 80-acre site, and have a go at making your own Green Man mask to take home. Free drop-in session. Parking £3.00 (free with University/OUP card). The Harcourt Arboretum, Nuneham Courtenay, OX44 9PX. Tel.: 01865 343501. Web:

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W.G. Hoskins Centenary Conference, Christ Church, Sat. 12 Apr. This day-conference will mark the centenary of the birth of W.G. Hoskins, widely acknowledged as one of the greatest historians of the 20th century, by examining his relationship to that century. As well as assessing Hoskins' academic achievements, the programme will feature speakers who knew and worked with Hoskins in television and local government. Conference fee £60 (£80 with lunch). For further details, contact Academic Travel and Study, 3 White's Forge, Appleton, Abingdon, OX13 5LG. Tel.: 01865 864933. Email:

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Revision Courses

D'Overbroeck's College: Easter GCSE, AS and A-level intensive revision courses. We have held revision courses for over 20 years for AS, A2 and GCSE subjects and are one of the leaders in the field providing exam-focused revision courses that can make a significant difference to students' grades and provide an excellent complement to students' school work. For more information, contact the Sixth Form Office on 01865 310000 or

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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:

Jericho Sash Windows offers a range of specialist repair and maintenance services for the restoration and conservation of your traditional wooden windows. For competitive prices and friendly, reliable service, call Rob or Caroline on 01865 424832, 07984 873831 (mobile) or email

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. 10% discount for University/OUP members. Please contact Rob Robertson: 07816 835520 or

Computer assistance: we can help you with laptop and computer problems. Come to our shop at 154 Oxford Rd, Cowley, OX4 2EB. We really are the best at solving your problems! Tel.: 01865 451177.

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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 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

Summertown (near St Edward's School): large, comfortable, 3-bedroom semi-detached house with garden and patio. Easy access to the city and colleges. Available 3 July–1 Sept. (approx. 7 weeks). Rent £1,800 for the period, plus phone and utilities. For careful and caring tenants. N-s please. Deposit and references required. Email: Tel.: + 44 (0)1865 516556 (drop the '0' when phoning from abroad).

Furnished 3-bedroom house to let, Ash Grove, Headington. Large garden, close to all amenities and hospitals, available from end Jan. Email:

Short-term let or exchange for house/flat in Dublin: 15 Mar.–15 Apr. (dates negotiable), fully furnished, 2- bedroom house (part of larger house) in Summertown. Quiet location, sunny garden, parking, very convenient for shops and bus. Call: 07940 856280 or email:

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Flats to Let

Central north Oxford: 10 mins. walk from 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, secluded garden, off-street parking. Tel./fax: 01865 552400. Mobile: 07789 092274. Email:

Central north Oxford: 2-bedroom furnished and equipped apartment on the second floor of a grand, secure, converted Victorian house. One double, 1 single, 2 bathrooms, kitchen, dining, lounge, parking. Within walking distance of 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:

Central north Oxford, Bardwell Rd. Academic's attractive ground-floor flat in superb location, available short/long term. Fully equipped home ideal for visiting academic. Newly refurbished. South-facing living room over gardens, open-plan integrated kitchen (washer/drier, dishwasher), double bedroom, study/spare bedroom (single), bathroom with shower, ample residents' parking, gardens (gardener), broadband. Suit 1 or couple.

Summertown flat, 300 yards from shops. Large, furnished bed-sitter, kitchenette, bathroom, self-contained on second floor of family house. C.h., telephone. Rent includes all bills, except telephone and hot water heater. Reduced rent for 1 quiet, n-s, long-term tenant (over 1 year). Yearly contract and references required. Suitable for 1 person only. Free from 1 Apr.; not available for viewing until second fortnight of Mar. Email:

Jericho: stunning new apartment, 75 sq m, canal views, balcony, 2 bathrooms, furnished or unfurnished. Two underground parking spaces. Available 15 Mar. Contact Mark on 01865 722722 or

Central Headington: available Mar., spacious 2-bedroom flat close to all hospitals and amenities. Fully furnished, fitted kitchen with washing machine, large sitting room, bathroom with bath and separate shower. G.c.h., double glazed, off-street parking. Professionals and academics only. Rent £775 p.c.m., plus bills. Tel.: 01865 768504 or 07795 423273 (mobile).

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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:

Quiet room available 1 Apr. in Victorian house centrally situated close to Magdalen Bridge, University sports grounds and coaches to London. Use of kitchen, bathroom and garden with patio. Bed linen and towels provided. Rent: £535 p.m. (including broadband). Deposit £400. Email: or text 07770 738977.

London EC1, near Barbican tube. Studio flat to let, £70/night or £275/week. Email: Tel.: 020 7655 5030.

Two unfurnished, large rooms in friendly Marston house-share, 20 min. walk to town centre and most University buildings. Next to bus stop. Kitchen, bathroom with shower, separate toilet, living room, conservatory, front and back garden and off-road parking. One- year contract, suit professionals, £220 p.c.m., excl. bills. Available Mar. Tel.: 01865 202658. 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.

Office on George St, Oxford, within study abroad offices. Sharing fax machine, photocopier, etc. Approx. 300 sq ft. Tel.: 01865 201132 or email:

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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 postdoctorate 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:

Visiting academic couple from Australia seek furnished house/flat in Oxford for Hilary and Trinity Terms 2009. Exchange also possible for their house in Perth. Please contact by 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:

Orkney, Papa Westray. Comfortable 4- star self-catering cottage, in peaceful position near sandy beaches on this small friendly island. Seals, birds, archaeological sites, well-stocked shop are nearby. Sleeps 4 (twin and double bedrooms with en suite shower rooms). Open-plan sitting, dining areas, well-equipped kitchen. Strictly n-s. Inclusive weekly charges £190–£340. For photos and details please visit To book, email or phone 01857 644211.

Dordogne, France: restored, authentic, stone cottage near the château of Beynac with view over the Dordogne valley. Sleeps 6–7. Swimming pool 12m x 5m. May, June, Sept. £900 p.w. July, Aug. £1,150. Tel: 020 8546 9175. Email:

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:

France: Charente/Dordogne border. Fully restored, early 19th-century luxurious house in Villebois-Lavalette. Comfortable, sleeps 8 in 5 bedrooms (2 are interconnected and could be family suite), 4 with modernized en suite bathrooms. Heated swimming pool 5m x 10m. May to mid-June and Sept. to mid-Oct. £1,200 p.w.; June to Sept. £1,350 p.w. See website (has contact email)

SW France: beautifully converted large stone barn. Borders le Lot, Tarn-et-Garonne, Aveyron, Tarn. Wonderful wildlife, historical sites, canoeing, fishing, walking, riding, markets. Pool, 4 double bedrooms, 2 shower rooms/toilets, baby equipment. Spacious open- plan living (90 sq m), fully equipped kitchen area, views to delightful gardens, surrounding countryside. Magical night skies. No pets, smoking. Unsuitable for wheelchair access. £600-£850 p.w. for up to 6 people. Nearest arirports: Rodez and Toulouse.

Wells-next-the-Sea, Norfolk. On central green near harbour. Georgian cottage, 3 bedrooms, sleeps 5–6. Washer, fridge, cooker, toaster, TV, heating. Parking outside, small gardens. Ring 01223 356384.

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Houses for Sale

Ten mins. walk from Magdalen Bridge, our exceptionally attractive and well-appointed 5-bedroom family house is available early Apr., with no onward chain. £480,000. Ring Helen: 01865 721861.

For sale: 4-bedroom, spacious, detached house in Wootton, Abingdon. Pleasant village location with well-regarded primary school, parade of shops and easy access to Oxford. Three reception rooms; well-equipped kitchen/breakfast room with built-in fridge, freezer and dishwasher; utility room; downstairs cloakroom; master bedroom with en suite and 3 further good-sized bedrooms; large rear garden; detached double garage. Guide price £439,950. To arrange a viewing please telephone 01235 538000 or 07775 853825.

Osney Island: exceptionally charming Victorian terraced cottage in prized, friendly conservation area, conveniently within walking distance of rail/bus station and city centre. The property consists of 2 bedrooms, sitting room, kitchen/breakfast room, rear lobby/utility, downstairs bathroom, g.c.h., loft storage space and a delightful 60 ft west- facing garden. Price guide: £285,000. Telephone Pearce Alder and Co.: 01865 246502.

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