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Oxford University Gazette, 15 May 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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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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Family Activities at Harcourt Arboretum

Tues., 27 May, noon–4 pm. Half-term is the perfect time to visit Harcourt Arboretum. Join in free family activities. Our meadow is in full bloom, providing a home for all sorts of creatures. Spot plants and animals, make and take home your own mobile showing the wildlife. Drop-in session. Activities free with entry (University staff/students free, adults £3, children free). Free parking. Open 10 am–5 pm (last admission 4.15 pm). Harcourt Arboretum, Nuneham Courtenay. Tel.: 01865 343501. Web:

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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:

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 luxury MPV available. Fully licensed and insured. Friendly, personal service. Sample prices: Oxford to Heathrow, £68; Eurostar, £90; Cambridge, £135. Call Clive Roberts on 01865 778608 or 07917 566077 (mobile) 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.

Abacus Decorating is based in Oxfordshire and was established in 1975. We are committed to offering a wide range of high-class decorating services including interior painting, exterior painting, wallpaper stripping, wallpapering, texture painting, decorative painting and floor painting. We also offer commercial services for shops, restaurants and offices. Free estimates. Friendly advice. References on request. Tel.: 07970 209755. Website:

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Situations Vacant

Administrator and Lettings Manager (part-time): £23,000 p.a., pro rata. We are looking for an experienced and capable administrator to manage our community and religious centre in central Oxford. The post will bring you into contact with a wide range of people across diverse age groups. You will need to be well organised, have a proven ability to communicate clearly and effectively and be able to use your own judgment. Responsibilities include the administration of the use of the building by both the community and through external lettings, line management of some staff and co-ordination of the maintenance of the building. Up to 15 hours p.w.—hours of work to suit post holder within the working day. Occasional weekend work may be necessary. For further information and full job description, please phone 01865 768140.

Archives Assistant. Central Oxford, circa £18,000 dependent on skills and experience. Oxford University Press holds one of the world's finest historical collections of printing and publishing material, from the 17th century to the present day. The Archives Assistant is responsible for listing editorial and administrative file material on the Archive's CALM database, boxing up listed material for storage, loaning and re-shelving material used by OUP staff, supporting 2 senior archivists in their work and responding to general inquiries about OUP's history. In addition, they participate in the development of OUP's museum, including exhibition work and helping to conduct museum tours. Excellent organizational, verbal and written communication skills and good eye for detail essential. Computer literacy and ability to work well in a team also required. Will involve light manual work, carrying boxed material to storage. Training in use of CALM database provided. Full details available on

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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

North Oxford . Recently built, bright, furnished and equipped house. Two bedrooms plus 1 study, 2 bathrooms, lounge, kitchen diner, cloakroom, garden and off-road parking. Best suited to mature professional or visiting academics. Available from early July, rent £995 p.c.m., plus utilities and council tax, if applicable. Tel.: 01865 516144. Email:

House for rent in Woodstock. Spacious Edwardian end-of-terrace, 3 beds plus dressing room/study, 1 bath, fully fitted kitchen, low maintenance garden, easy parking. Perfect location, 5 mins. to town centre and regular bus service to Oxford. Schools and nursery around corner. Would suit professional couple, or with 1 child. No pets, n-s, £1,275 p.c.m., unfurnished. Tel.: 01993 810875 any time.

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:

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.

Immaculate 2/3-bedroom house in sought- after central position in Observatory St. Ultra modern kitchen, large bathroom, separate shower room. South-facing, low-maintenance garden. Unfurnished. Available now, £1,450 p.c.m. Tel.: 01672 871483, 07909 910669 or 07787 512567.

Summer let or long let available in lovely 3-bedroom, city-centre, Victorian house from 31 May. Two large doubles, 1 single (small double), bathroom with shower, 2 receptions (1 currently a beautiful meditation room), cellar, garden. Great location, close to parks. Possible to rent as 2-bedroom house as owner could use for storage when abroad. Flexible dates on summer let. Vegetarians preferred, £1,200 p.c.m. Tel.: 01865 244463. Email:

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Flats to Let

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

Two-bedroom, brand-new, ground-floor flat, Jericho, available 15 July for 1 year. 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. Two full bathrooms (1 off master bedroom), linen, dishes, £1,390 p.m. Allocated inside parking additional £150 p.m. Contact A. Gaston: Tel. (Canada): +1 613 745 1368.

Centrally located, furnished, 1-bedroom flat for rent immediately. Minimum tenancy 1 year, £720 p.m., excluding bills. Parking space available at extra cost. Contact Vera Jefferson: 01865 735383 or

City centre apartment to let! Very spacious 2-bedroom apartment approx. 100 sq m. Open-plan living/dining room. Fully fitted kitchen with stone worktops, gas hob, electric oven and grill, dishwasher and washer/drier. Balcony. Wooden floors throughout. Two large bedrooms, 1 en suite. Family bathroom. Parking space. Rent £1,600 p.c.m. Available early May. Email: Tel.: 01865 722277.

Temple Cowley. One-bedroom furnished apartments in quiet cul-de-sac. Very convenient for buses and swimming pool. Allocated parking, n-s, £700– £750 p.c.m. Tel.: 01844 279416.

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

Self-contained studio to let in large family house set in 1-acre garden on Hinksey Hill, 3 miles from Oxford. Fully furnished, en suite shower room, well-equipped kitchen, washer/drier, TV, wireless broadband. Parking space and regular bus service. Would suit a visiting single, n-s, academic/professional. Long or short let possible, available 8 June, £575 p.c.m. Contact: 07769 657145 or

Attractive, light flat in Risinghurst, OX3 8HZ, £700 p.c.m. Available July–Aug., furnished/unfurnished. Ideal for graduate student. Double bedroom with bay window, new bathroom, lounge, bright second reception with skylight, newly fitted kitchen. Garden front and back. Shed with freezer. Piano available by negotiation. Cats welcome. Parking unrestricted. Regular bus into city, 10 mins. walk to Thornhill Park and Ride for access to London. Details:, 07957 200482.

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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:

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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:

Jericho: house or apartment in Jericho/north Oxford sought by young academic from July for a year. House- share also possible (an existing one, or looking together). Please email

University family needs 2/3-bedroom, furnished short-term let or house-sit in Oxford, Aug/Sept.–Nov. Please contact Cathy Ross: 07789 237027 or

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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:

Tuscany: Siena, Castel Nuovo Berardenga. Beautifully located apartment in the countryside with great view, swimming pool, 2 bedrooms, bathroom, small sitting room, kitchen, garden. Please visit Email:

Available Whitsun half-term, July (last 2 weeks) and Sept. Attractive, secluded, spacious Pembrokeshire farmhouse 4 miles from coast, set in 20 acres of fields and woodland. Own small lake for swimming, fishing and boating. Sleeps 8–10 with 4 large bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. Fully equipped, characterful and comfortable with woodburning stoves and all mod cons, £700 p.w. Enquiries to Gwyn Daniel 01865 556244, Anne Harrison 02089 975879 or

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.

Northern Cyprus: villa with pool. Sleeps 5/6. High on hill close to Esentepe village. Spectacular views of the Med., 20 mins. drive from Kyrenia, en route to the Karpasia Peninsula. Unspoilt beaches 10 mins. away. Golf course close by. From £400 p.w. Email or phone 01993 868892.

Cyprus, Pegeia. Ten mins. Coral Bay, 20 mins. Paphos harbour. Detached luxury villa with 8m x 4m pool in spectacular location with clear views over the Mediterranean. Sleeps 6 in comfort, 2 doubles (1 en suite) and 1 twin. Each bedroom has access to private pool terrace. Peaceful area but close to local amenities and beach. Fully equipped and air conditioned throughout, TV/DVD. From £450 p.w. See:

Dordogne. Timeless and beautiful 17th- century stone house in the Vézère valley. Former Pavillon de Chasse now lovingly restored, with traditional lauzes roof and many original features. Stands in its own peaceful and partly wooded grounds of some 3 acres. Five mins. from village with local shops, 15 mins. from the historic market town of Montignac. Spacious lounge with wood burner, large, fully fitted kitchen/dining area. Sleeps 6 in comfort in 2 double bedrooms (1 en suite) and 1 twin. Can accommodate 2 more on convertible settee, if required. Dining terrace with barbecue—and boules! Private, 10m x 4m pool with glorious views. Garage. One week high season remaining. Good availability May and June plus Sept. onwards. From £550 p.w. Low season or extended-stay rates on request. Email or visit web site

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.

Unspoilt Dordogne—yes, it is possible! Sympathetically restored barn set in 10 acres of forest and woodland at the heart of the footpath network. Sleeps 4. Traditional oak beams and limestone walls with modern kitchen, 3 bathrooms, spacious living area and large covered terrace. Central for chateaux, bastides, Bergerac (30 mins.), Sarlat and Les Eyzies. From £250 p.w. Email: Tel.: 00 33 553273447. See:, ref. no. FR3444.

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Houses for Sale

Oxford. Modern 3-bedroom house with beautiful gardens in very quiet residential area, £249,000. Built in 1998. No onward chain, no agent fees. Ten mins. on foot to Oxford science park, 20 mins. cycle ride to Oxford city centre. For details see:, or contact Armin Reichold at or 07986 819372.

North Oxford : 2-storey, end-of-terrace town house with g.c.h. and garage, enjoying a tranquil position in the far corner of a small close in north Oxford. Two bedrooms, family room, kitchen, front and rear gardens. Close proximity to medical centre, play parks, schools and supermarkets. Excellent bus services. No chain, £245,000. Tel.: 07985 007973. Email:

New Hinksey. Bright, end-of-terrace, Edwardian townhouse. Well-presented, 3 bedrooms, bathroom, modern, fully equipped kitchen (range cooker, utility cupboard with dishwasher, washing machine and drier), 3 large reception rooms (1 double height with mezzanine study, shower room, independent front door). South-facing rear garden, garage. Short walk to Hinksey Park, Grandpont nursery, St Ebbe's school and city centre, £470,000. Please telephone 01865 250388 or 07960 900049.

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Flat for Sale

One-bedroom flat in Temple Cowley with spectacular views towards the north-east of Oxfordshire. The flat is light and spacious, and has been recently refurbished. There is a large double bedroom, an 18-ft- long living room with fitted bookshelves, and a galley kitchen. It is within the ring road and very close to bus routes and the shopping centre. No onward chain, £115,000. Email: Tel.: 07719 902666.

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