University of Oxford

Oxford University Gazette, 10 January 2008 : 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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Oxford v Cambridge Events

Varsity games: 16 and 23 Feb. Alumni are invited to support the Oxford teams as they battle against Cambridge on these 2 action-packed days. The programme includes everything from racquet sports to water sports, as well as fencing, karate, and trampolining. Tickets for alumni are £10 and include a buffet meal and a guided tour of the Iffley Rd sports complex. To book, contact Beth Hughes on or phone 01865 611622.

Boat race: Sat. 29 Mar. Alumni are invited to support the Oxford team from the ultimate riverside venue—Fulham Football Club at Craven Cottage. This offers spectacular views of the river from an outdoor terrace and plasma screen TVs when the boats are out of sight. Enjoy a drinks reception, a 3-course meal and a short talk from a guest speaker. To book, contact Beth Hughes on or phone 01865 611622.

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Volunteers Needed for Clinical Trial

Never had malaria? Aged 18–50? In good health? You may be eligible! The study runs over 3–5 months with up to 11 visits to the Churchill Hospital. Reimbursement is payable. A response to this advertisement will be recorded, but carries no obligation. You can withdraw at any time. Your general practitioner will be informed if you decide to take part. For more information contact or 01865 857401.

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Volunteer Guides Required

The Bodleian Library offers local, national and foreign visitors the opportunity to learn more about the historic buildings that form the heart of the University and about the history of the Library's collections from medieval times up to the present day. We have over 200,000 visitors each year for whom we provide a range of guided tours and information. For nearly 20 years, these tours have been conducted by a team of enthusiastic and knowledgeable volunteers. We are currently looking to increase our team of Volunteer Guides and are seeking people with an ability and desire to communicate to visitors accurate information in a clear, friendly manner. Full training, information and support will be given. If you are interested in becoming a Bodleian Volunteer Guide, please contact 01865 277216 for more information or an application form.

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Irish Conversation Group

We are hoping to set up a group that could regularly meet for story-telling, poetry, songs and general chat—all in Irish. If you are fluent or know some Irish, and wish to know more, then further details can be had from Barry Riordan 01865 376107 and Loretta Plunkett 01865 742924.

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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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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:

Alexander Technique—who can benefit? Anyone who sits in front of a computer all day; anyone with back or joint pain; musicians; dancers; singers; actors; lawyers and academics! What can it help with? Stress, poor posture, back trouble, RSI, improved performance and skill in almost any activity. For lessons in central Oxford (Beaumont St) and in Headington, contact Stephen Cooper. Tel.: 01865 765511. Email: Web:

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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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Tuition Offered

Teaching English to Foreigners: Angela Harwood (CELTA—Cambridge) qualified, experienced teacher, offers private English lessons to foreign students individually or in groups of up to 6. Available days or evenings during term-time and holidays, either on-site or at a central Oxford location. Specialist in conversational, academic, business, legal and medical English; preparation for IELTS exams; and preparation/correction of theses in English. Email: Text: 07770 738 977.

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Situations Vacant

Russia/CIS Editor: Oxford Analytica is an international consultancy drawing on the scholarship of Oxford and other universities worldwide to provide its clients with strategic analysis of national and international developments on a daily basis. The company is recruiting for the position of Russia/CIS Editor in our Oxford headquarters. The successful candidate will commission, edit and write analysis on the politics, economy and international relations of Russia and the CIS for publication in the Oxford Analytica Daily Brief. Preference will be given to candidates who can also offer expertise in Central Asia and/or the Caucasus. A firm grounding in the region is required, developed through postgraduate study and/or relevant work experience. Analytical skills and the ability to write/edit with speed and accuracy are essential. The position is Oxford-based and proof of eligibility to work in the UK is required. Letter of introduction and CV to Sally Martin:

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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:

To let: charming, furnished house in Headington, ideal for 3–4 people sharing or family. Four bedrooms, study, 2 bathrooms, kitchen fitted to high standard, utility room, dishwasher and washing machine, spacious back garden. Close to London Rd, Headington shops, schools and hospitals. £1,200 p.m. Call Julia 07879 400114 or email

Beautifully restored house (18th-cent.) in ancient centre of pretty village 6 miles from Oxford. Four bedrooms, 3 sitting rooms, farmhouse kitchen, large study, all mod. cons., garden, cleaner. Village has all services, good range of shops. Excellent 24-hour bus to Oxford centre from door (20 mins.). Perfect for visiting academic family. Available 20 Mar.–13 Apr. and 15 July–27 Aug. £430 p.w. Email: Tel.: 01865 483951; 01865 880142.

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Flats to Let

Charming Montmartre apartment, 5th floor (with elevator). Montmartre, rue Lepic, metros Blanche and Abbesses. Bedroom, sitting room with sofa, study with mezzanine bed. Very quiet although busy lively street with shops and restaurants. Easy ride to Bibliothèque Nationale. Perfect for 2. Available from May to Oct 2008 plus Christmas vacation. Other possibilities. 1,100 _ p.m. Please contact or call 33274530457.

Sunny, modern, fully furnished 2-bed apartment available for rent from Jan. Idyllic rural scene of meadows and stream from bedrooms to the rear and Victorian cityscape from south-facing balcony. Pick-your-own farm, Thames riverside walks, parks and golf range all nearby. Located in West Oxford, 10 mins. walk to railway station, 15 mins. city centre. Secure off-street parking. £950 p.m., excl. bills. Photos available. Email:

Accommodation offered: small, comfortable, self-contained studio flat in North Oxford suitable for 1 person. Kitchen contains new cooker, microwave, washing machine; full bathroom; parking. £490 p.c.m. to include all utilities; telephone line can be connected. Call 01865 558137.

Flat to rent, available mid-Jan. Newly decorated, furnished, large living room, 1 bedroom, kitchen, bathroom, c.h. Private parking, communal gardens. Quiet Banbury Rd location, half mile to city centre. N-s. Monthly rent £685. Tel.: 01993 852196.

Headington Hill. Spacious, quiet, furnished second-floor flat. Southerly outlook over communal gardens and parkland. Near colleges, hospitals and town centre. Two bedrooms, 1 en suite with shower and washbasin, 2 WCs, bathroom, hall, living room and well- equipped kitchen. C.h., entry phone, loft storage space and garage. Available 1 Apr. £875 p.c.m. Tel.: 01865 515089.

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., exclusive of other bills.

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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:

Flat-share, central/north Oxford, spacious, sunny apartment. N-s. Washer, DVD player, video, broadband, 2 toilets, ample storage, off-street parking. Suitable for visiting academic, postgraduate student or professional. £320 p.m. Tel.: 01865 511555 or 07866 653619.

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.

Two large, newly refurbished rooms available for rent on Woodstock Rd, Oxford. Short-let periods only (up to 6 months). Each has own kitchenette and en suite bathroom. Approx. £700 and £750 p.c.m., incl., depending on length of stay. Suit postgraduate. Tel.: 01865 554961.

Responsible, reliable n-s house-sitter(s), no children, wanted for 3 months mid-Jan.–mid Apr. Comfortable North Oxford townhouse, quiet street, close to city centre, off-street parking; would suit visiting academic(s). £500 p.m. References required. Please ring 0797 3841482.

Self-contained, furnished accommodation within family house. Iffley Fields area, 12 mins. walk to Magdalen Bridge. Comprising: spacious kitchen/dining room, sitting room, bedroom, toilet/shower room. Elegant, quiet and sunny. Broadband connection. N-s house. £185 (single) or £200 (couple) p.w., inclusive. Reference, tenancy agreement. Suit short-term visiting academic. Tel.: 01865 423107.

Light, spacious loft room in East Oxford (1 mile from St Clement's) available for 2–3 months from 10 Jan. Contains double bed, sofa, desk, basin, phone, wireless internet. Share kitchen, 2 bathrooms, garden and washing machine with academic couple. Linens provided if required. Ideal for n-s visiting academic, perhaps graduate student. £460 p.c.m., incl. bills or £435, incl. bills for Mon.–Fri. Email: Tel.: 01865 728541.

Large, airy, comfortable room in very quiet house, with own TV, Wi, shared kitchen. Ideal location in central Summertown, on bus routes. Near sports centre, library, supermarkets, cafes and restaurants. For responsible n-s single academic, professional or postgraduate. References required. £85 p.w., inclusive. Please ring 01865 516446.

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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

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 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:

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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:

Lot, France. Cottage in small village in beautiful Célé valley between Cahors and Figeac. Sleeps 4 (double, twin). Calm, walking, flowers, butterflies; bikes, including tandem; canoes available. £150 p.w. Mar., Apr., May, June, Sept., Oct.; £300 July, Aug. Possibility independent (with caveat) double and bunk beds; ditto French teaching (retired C.E.E. / scholarship teacher). For more details, photos please contact

Tuscany near Bagni di Lucca. Farmhouse sleeps 8 in 4 double/twin bedrooms. Own 15m swimming pool. Rural hillside position with wonderful views. Restaurant nearby, village about 1 mile. Pisa 1 1/4 hours, Florence 1 1/2 hours. July, Aug. £1,200 p.w.; May, June, Sept. £750 p.w. Email: or phone 01869 331566.

Gozo: charming Mediterranean island. Superb views from our comfortable villa with pool, suitable for families of up to 6. Rates are £900 p.w. in high season (end July to beginning Sept.) Lower rates available for couples out of summer season. Full- colour photos and more details on or telephone 01367 240049.

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