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Oxford University Gazette, 12 June 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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Gazette publication arrangements

Advertisers are asked to note that the remaining Gazettes of this academic year will be published on 20 June, 26 June, 10 July and 24 July. Publication for 2008–9 will begin on 25 September. The usual deadline will continue to apply (see above).

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OUS Travel Programme

The new Oxford University Society travel brochure for trips in 2008–9 is now available. Travel with like-minded people on interesting trips, accompanied by expert Oxford scholars. There are a wide variety of destinations, including a cultural tour of Japan and, for the first time, trips to Venice and Sicily with 2 new tour operators. For a copy of the brochure, please email or visit

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Cambridge University Lecture

The second Andrew Chamblin Memorial Lecture, entitled 'Deep questions of cosmology: did something happen before the Big Bang?', will be given by Professor Sir Roger Penrose at 3 pm on Fri., 27 June in Lady Mitchell Hall, Sidgwick Ave, Cambridge. Admission is free and there are no tickets or reserved seats. Further information about the lecture series can be found at:

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Host Families Sought

French boy, 15, with a good command of English and a strong interest in tennis, would like to spend 2–3 weeks with an English-speaking guest family. In exchange, his family in the South of France would welcome an English boy who would like to improve his French. For further details, please email or call 01865 458185.

Friendly, lively and responsible German girl, 17, very good with children, wide interests (tennis, horse riding, cooking) would like to spend some time with an English-speaking family, possibly as an au pair, to improve her English in view of A-level exams next year. She would like to stay for a period of 6 weeks (or less), starting on 5 Aug. References available. Please ring 01865 250388.

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Oxford University Newcomers' Club

The Oxford University Newcomers' Club at the University Club, 11 Mansfield Rd, OX1 3SZ, welcomes the wives, husbands and partners of visiting scholars, graduate students and newly appointed academic members of the University. We offer help, advice and information and the opportunity to meet others socially. Informal coffee mornings are held in the 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 10.15–11.45. We have a large programme of events with tours of colleges, museums and other places of interest. Other term-time activities include an art group, book group, informal conversation group, garden group, antiques group and an opportunity to explore Oxfordshire. 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:

Hope Services, UK Typesetters. Hope Services is a family-run typesetting company established over 35 years ago. Based in the heart of Oxfordshire, we specialise in the styling and production of published material. We regularly work on all styles of publications, such as early learning teaching titles; single-author first-time novels and novellas; academic law books and journals; and social, financial and technical reports. We would be happy to discuss and develop your ideas, and provide you with an individual quote for any potential work. Please feel free to contact us at Hope Services (Abingdon) Ltd. Tel.: 01235 530439. Web: Email:

Precious Translations. Accurate, articulate and affordable translations from French and Italian into English across a wide range of subject areas in the humanities, arts and social sciences. Also computing and commercial. Abstracting, proofreading and editing services also available. Work undertaken for University departments. For further information, or to request a quote, contact Kate on 01235 764710 or 07806 327612. Email: Website:

Chauffeur services at taxi prices! Looking for a reliable, experienced, chauffeur service to take you or your VIP guests to airports, business venues or for private travel? Comfortable Mercedes-Benz E320 Avantgarde or 6-seater MPV available. Fully licensed and insured. Friendly, personal service. Sample prices: Oxford to Heathrow, £68; Eurostar, £90; Cambridge, £135. Call Clive Roberts on 07917 566077 (mobile) or 01865 778608, or email to discuss your requirements.

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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

Permanent and seasonal (summer), part-time Gallery Invigilator required for Christ Church Picture Gallery. The Gallery houses an important collection of European paintings, drawings and sculptures and is open to the public. Invigilators are responsible for customer service and security of collections, patrolling galleries, greeting visitors, answering queries, taking messages, working on front desk (includes small retail outlet). Require smart, reliable, responsible person willing to work as part of small team. Gallery open Mon.–Sat., 10.30–5, Sun., 2–5; should be available to work during these times on varied, part-time rota, £6.63 p.h. (£8.82 on Sun.). Closing date, 16 June. Apply in writing (covering letter, CV, 2 references) to Christ Church Picture Gallery, OX1 1DP. More information: 01865 276172,

The Stanford University Programme in Oxford seeks an Administrative Assistant for academic year, Sept. 08–June 09, inclusive. Post is full-time for 10 months. Provide reception duties, clerical and administrative support to Director and Administrator, database operation, some cash handling and reporting and, most importantly, a lot of interaction with undergraduates studying in Oxford for a limited time, including organising field and cultural trips. Previous experience in education administration highly desirable, as well as good local knowledge and some familiarity with Oxford University. Post offered on equivalent of University Grade 4 scale, £18,182–£23,024, pro rata, depending on experience. Deadline for applications Mon., 23 June, with view to appointment made early July. Further particulars from Administrator: 01865 251193 or

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House-sitter available. Responsible postgraduate will mind your property while you are away. Telephone Clare on 07795 352164.

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Situation/Accommodation Offered

Semi-independent accommodation in north Oxford (and small salary) offered to interesting, mature, sensible, patient and reliable female postgrad or similar in exchange for 2 or 3 days per week of intermittent company for sparky but forgetful elderly lady. Minimum 1 year, longer an advantage. Must like cooking and be able to drive. Holidays in France possible. Start early July. References required. Contact or ring 0033 549 194 212.

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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, close to shops, tennis courts, restaurants, etc. Three-bedroom cottage with refurbished kitchen and bathrooms. Big garden. Available beginning July, £1,250 p.c.m. Tel.: 07825 819258.

Attractive, large, terraced Victorian house on Osney Island, west Oxford. Four double bedrooms, 1 single, 2 bathrooms, large office, laundry. Spacious garden going to tributary of Thames. Lovely walks along river towpath, 4 mins. walk to train station, 10 to bus station and 15 mins. walk into town centre. To let between mid-July and mid-Aug., £550 p.w., £2,000 for the month. Please contact Quentin at

North Oxford : recently built, bright houses. A choice of 2 bedrooms plus a study or 4 bedrooms. All with 2 bathrooms, cloakroom, kitchen/diner, lounge, garden and off-street parking. Furnished and equipped, £995 from July or Sept, £1,375 from mid-Aug. Rents exclusive of utilities and council tax. Best suited to professionals and visiting academic families. Tel.: 01865 516144. Email:

House to rent during all of Aug., £1,200. Three bedrooms, large living room, large kitchen, garden. Includes wireless, cable TV, dishwasher. On Middleway, Summertown (north Oxford), 2 mins. from shops and restaurants. Tenant must look after cat. Tel.: 07796 695036. Email:

Comfortable family house in beautiful, well-appointed village, 7 miles from Oxford. Excellent bus service to Oxford. Fully furnished with walled garden. Excellent local schools. Three bedrooms, study, large living room, spacious kitchen and dining area. Bathroom, utility room and second downstairs toilet. Ideal for visiting academic. Available from Sept. for 24 months, £1,200 p.c.m. (excl. local council tax). Tel.: 01865 882976.

Available early Aug. Detached, chalet- style house, Sutton Courtenay, Oxfordshire (cul-de-sac in quiet village). Large sitting room, dining room, study/playroom/fourth bedroom, sunroom, 3 double bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, fitted kitchen with all machines. Patio and gardens, garage, off-road parking, secure fencing and gates. Fully furnished with all china, pans, utensils, linen, bed linen, etc. Rent £1,200 p.c.m., deposit £1,600. Council tax (2008) £1,682.60. Tel.: 01235 (+44 1235) 834740. Email:

Grandpont, Oxford: 3-bedroom house to let, fully furnished, in quiet location close to city centre, third road from Folly Bridge. Comprising living room, dining room, kitchen, utility, g.f., WC, first-floor bathroom, garden, and permit parking. Available 30 June, £1,000 p.c.m., excl. utilities and council tax (long let preferred). Tel.: 07725 860164. Email:

Central north Oxford. Traditional family house ideally placed for schools, colleges, station. Five bedrooms, reception room, large south-facing kitchen, long garden, own parking. Available from Aug. Tel.: 01865 790640.

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Flats to Let

Central north Oxford: 10 mins. walk city centre, main University buildings, parks, close to river. Available 2 July. 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:

Central Oxford. Fully refurbished, spacious, 1-bedroom flat. Prime location, £850 p.c.m. Available from Aug./Sept. Tel.: 07825 819258.

Summertown studio, Victoria Rd, attractive position and furnishing. Compact, light, first-floor studio flat with fully equipped kitchen area and well-appointed shower room. All Bosch appliances: fridge/freezer, electric oven, gas hob, washer/drier. Built-in wardrobe/storage cupboard, TV and BT phone points, £675 p.c.m. (for min. 6-month lease), includes all gas, electricity and council tax. Good security. Suit single, n-s professional or academic. Available end of July. Tel.: 01865 452821. Email:

North and central north Oxford apartments: split-level studios, £695 from Sept. One bedroom, £725–£795 from Aug. or Sept. Two bedrooms, £825, £895, £950 from Aug. or Sept. Rents exclusive of utilities and council tax. Best suited to professionals and visiting academics. Convenient for most University departments, furnished and equipped. Tel.: 01865 516144. Email:

Two-bedroom, brand-new, ground-floor flat, Jericho, available 1 Aug. for 1 year or less. Fully furnished. Built by Berkeley Homes, finished to an exceptional standard. Garden, all appliances, walk to University, near best schools, parks, quiet, easy to maintain, under- floor heating, 2 full bathrooms (1 off master bedroom), linen, dishes, £1,390 p.m. Allocated inside parking additional £150 p.m. Contact A. Gaston. Email: Tel.: +1 613 745 1368 (Canada).

Beautifully furnished and well-maintained penthouse apartment close to Summertown. Available July or Aug. at £350 p.w. Please call Medics on the Move (Oxford), Ltd: 01869 327577.

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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:

North Oxford : room with adjoining toilet in recently renovated house within short walking distance of shops, bus stop, parks and sports facilities. Wireless broadband, g.c.h., smoke alarms, fridge/freezer, washer/drier. Short lets of 3–12 months for n-s. Rent £110 p.w., inclusive of gas, electricity, council tax and water rate charges. For further information, email or call 01865 292801.

Two-bedroom cottage in centre of Steeple Aston (10 miles north of Oxford). Well appointed, newly renovated, fully furnished, 2 bedrooms, bath/WC, lounge diner and kitchen, g.c.h. Large garden and patio. Off-street parking for 1 car. The property is well located for shop and pub. Train link Heyford station 10 mins. to Oxford. Available for short breaks, weekly or up to 6-month lets. Tel.: 01869 349962. See

Short-term lets available, weekly or monthly, in comfortable and spacious 1-bedroom flat. Fully furnished, double bedroom with en suite bathroom, open-plan living area, kitchen, wireless broadband, Freeview TV, all linen and towels, ample parking. Totally self- contained annexe of private house in Cassington, 3 miles west of Oxford along A40. N-s only. Weekly £250, monthly £800, everything included. Email: Tel.: 01865 883991.

Flat-share. Central/north Oxford. Large room in a spacious flat. Non-smoker. Two toilets. Broadband, washing machine, 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 51555 or 07866 653619.

Beautiful room in 2-bedroom house in Jericho. Close to cafes, shops, Port Meadow, city centre. New kitchen, dining room, double rooms, washing machine. Seeking female housemate, student or professional. Rent £675 per person/month. Utilities not included. Email:

Double room available for short-term let. Garden, parking, off Cowley Road—near the old bus depot. Sharing house with 1 other person, £375 p.c.m., all bills and wireless internet incl. Tel.: 07900 693657.

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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:

House rental sought. Northwestern University faculty couple visiting Oxford on sabbatical next year with 2 children, ages 8 and 13, looking to rent a high-quality, 3+-bedroom, 2+- bathroom house from Aug. 08–July 09, preferably in north Oxford. Non-smokers, no pets. Please contact

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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:

Holiday home in western France to let. Situated in the Venise Verte, 40 mins. from La Rochelle and Atlantic beaches. Pretty stone cottage in village setting. Sleeps 6, fully equipped kitchen, comfortable lounge, 3 bedrooms. Enclosed garden with wood oven. Access to canal network and private punt. Ideal for cycling, walking, boating, fishing, painting, touring, etc., £430 p.w., high season. Phone Linda Eaton on 07919 308912. Website:

Paris—Marais—delightful 1-bed apartment, ideal for 2 adults (plus 2 children). First floor with large sitting room, en suite kitchen, bedroom and 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. Still spaces in June, July and Aug. Website: Contact Dr J.H. Chamberlain by email on or 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,, bmibaby. Suitable for 2–3 n-s people, £200–£250 p.w. Contact or phone 01865 378620. See:

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.

Le Marche, central Italy. Tastefully converted 18th-century farmhouse set in 1.7 acres of land on edge of Sibillini National Park. Sleeps 12 comfortably, 11m pool. Fantastic views of Sibillini mountains and rolling hills below. Hilltop villages, restaurants with authentic cuisine. Area offers hiking, canoeing, fishing, riding, rock climbing, 45 mins. from beaches, 1 hour Ancona airport. Available July–Sept. From £750 p.w. Tel.: 01865 513739. Email:

Venice: spacious, gloriously sunny apartment looking south across Campo Santa Margherita, in the heart of Dorsoduro. Three bedrooms (1 in the 13th-century campanile), 2 bathrooms, sitting room, large kitchen/dining room. Sleeps 6. From £850 p.w. For photos of the campo, the campanile and the apartment, google 'world's best squares', click on the first link and scroll down to the bottom of the page. Email:

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Houses for Sale

Academics—a great opportunity to buy the perfect house. Four bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, a ground-floor study and 100m of hand- made yellow pine shelving, £320,000, o.n.o. Excellent situation for buses to London/airports. Headington area, 10 mins. from Oxford city centre. No chain. Vacant from 1 Aug. Tel.: 01865 308724. Email:

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