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Oxford University Gazette, 15 November 2007 : 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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Back issues of Gazette sought

Lincoln College Library wishes to track down 1 copy of each of the following issues of the Gazette, to complete a set for binding: 4755 (15 Dec. 2005); 4757 (19 Jan. 2006); and 4779 (27 July 2006). Anyone who has a spare copy of these issues is requested to contact Lucy Matheson, Lincoln College Library. E-mail:

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Oxford Chamber Music Society concert in Holywell Music Room, Sun. 18 Nov. at 3 pm. Carducci String Quartet (competition winners in Kuhmo and New York) will play Dvorak's 'American' quartet op 96, and with Sarah Williamson (clarinet), Finzi's Five Bagatelles and Brahms's Clarinet Quintet. Tickets from Oxford Playhouse 01865 390739, or at the door. Free Cavatina tickets for 8–22 year-olds (ID).

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House Exchange

Lovely Oxford family home (Wolvercote) available for exchange to New York City, summer 2008. Five bed, 5 bath, living rooms, great kitchen and garden, all mod cons; on bus route 6—easy access to City centre, University and hospitals. Bicycles for use. Car by arrangement. Require apartment 2–3 bedrooms with air-con in Manhattan, 19 July–23 Aug. Can be flexible. Contact ASAP: or

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Brian Lewis House

Keep your independence with support at Brian Lewis House, Oxford, run by the Abbeyfield Oxford Society. En suite rooms for 10 elderly residents, conservatory, lovely garden, situated near Oxford City Centre with good bus connections. The House Manager and friendly staff team provide meals, cleaning and support. Volunteer Directors and Friends frequently visit the House. For details see or contact the Administrator on 01865 790439 or

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Balliol College operates a small friendly day nursery in North Oxford. The nursery has 16 places for children from 3 months–5 years and is open weekdays from 8.45 am–5 pm (full- time places only). Non-Balliol members are welcome to apply. Employees of Balliol and employees of the University can make use of the Salary Sacrifice Scheme. Contact: Vanessa Clark, Manager, 01865 515654. Website:

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Oxford University Newcomers' Club

Special Christmas Coffee Morning with mince pies and crafts to buy. Wed. 28 Nov. at 10.30. Admission: £1, children free. 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 world-wide), 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:

Oxford Integrative Counselling (MBACP). Problems? People seek help for a variety of reasons: depression, stress, relationship difficulties, anxiety, loss of direction and creativity, lack of fulfilment, bereavement and loneliness. Sharing and exploring your situation with a trained counsellor can help you consider an alternative perspective and lead to deeper understanding. Low-cost counselling available. Fully trained supervision also available for therapeutic counsellors, trainees (low-cost) and others in therapeutic healing professions. Tel.: 01865 558482.

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:

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.

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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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: Phone: 07770 738 977.

French language lessons. All levels. I am an experienced, enthusiastic teacher and a French national. Also, as a published author, I can help with dissertations. Tel.: 01235 520637. Email:

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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 have currently 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:

Freestanding stone cottage in quiet cul-de- sac, Old Headington. Walking distance to shops, buses and hospitals. Off-road parking in walled garden. Open plan with loft bedroom, furnished and fully equipped. Broadband compatible. Suit couple or single. Rent £925 p.c.m. Available Jan. Long lease preferred. Tel.: Rosemary, 01865 768775.

Converted Baptist chapel. Oak floors, sitting room is 2 storeys high to beamed roof, large double bedroom, kitchen, bathroom and larder. Garden, parking, in quiet leafy position. Old Headington. £900 p.c.m. Tel.: 01865 768775.

Recently renovated fully furnished Oxford house to let for winter term, 18 Dec.–19 Apr. Quiet neighbourhood near shops, 10 mins. from city centre. Two double bedrooms (one en suite shower), bath, living room with sofabed, dining, laundry, WC plus large sunny room overlooking patio and small garden. All appliances incl. dishwasher, washing machine, drier, c.h., gas fire, wireless broadband, TV/DVD. Suit professional/academic couple. N-s. £750 p.c.m. Email:

Dry Sandford—2-bedroom cottage in the old village. Living room with fireplace, kitchen, garden, garage and off-street parking. £695 p.c.m. Ring David at Abbey Properties 01865 881222. Evenings, his mother Sheila 01865 882396.

Three-bedroom, semi-detached house in quiet part of Marston, backing onto playing fields with footpath and cycle track to the University Parks. Garage, parking, garden, g.c.h. Seeking long- term let of 1 year or more. N-s. Suitable for professional couple/family. References required. Unfurnished £850 p.c.m. Tel.: 01844 339754. Email:

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Flats to Let

Nice flat in Botley area: 1 bedroom, bathroom and kitchen with c.h. system. All appliances (cooker, fridge, microwave, washing machine) incl. Wireless broadband internet connection and BT telephone line also available. Rent £450 incl. gas and water. Suitable for single person, n-s. Please call 01865 433646 or 07910 395506 or email

Park Town. Furnished basement flat in quiet, pleasant area with access to central gardens. Large, sunny bedsitting- room, large kitchen, bathroom. Suitable for quiet n-s. £525 p.c.m. incl. heating, light and hot water. Available for long-term let. Tel: 01865 554908.

Off Iffley Rd: suit couple. Quaint, 1- bedroom, upstairs flat, c.h. Fully furnished. Large kitchen/living room; cosy sitting room/study; large and light loft bedroom/study; bathroom. £750 p.c.m. incl. all bills except phone and Council tax. Available early Jan. Deposit and references required. Telephone Mary on 01865 721194 or email

Gloucester Green studio flat available 1 Jan. Ideal for single person. Second floor with quiet balcony. Double bed, fully furnished. Open plan sitting/dining room. Kitchen/separate bathroom. £700 p.c.m. (excl.). Contact 07714 275159 or email

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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:

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.

Charlbury: comfortable accommodation in attractive, centrally located house. Cotswold countryside and good transport links including regular train services to Oxford and London/Paddington. Terms negotiable. Tel.: 01608 810233.

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Self-catering Apartments

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

Florida sabbatical: dreaming of warm temperatures, powdery beaches? 350 days sunshine yearly! Take advantage of strong pound and come to Sarasota, cultural capital of Florida's west coast. Sixteenth-floor self-catering well-appointed apartment with brilliant sunsets facing bay, sleeps 6. Two bedrooms, 2 baths, exercise and massage rooms, pool, meeting rooms, lounges, walk to restaurants, parking, 24-hour concierge service, fully equipped. Available monthly £1,750. Tel.: 01865 725562. Email:

French Riviera: self-catering townhouse with spectacular views Gorges du Loup, charming medieval village located hills behind Nice; 10 km from Grasse, 20 km St-Paul-de-Vence, 15 km Cannes. Sleeps 4, modern kitchen all conveniences, fully equipped, well- appointed. Marvellous hiking, biking, shopping, olive mills, vineyards and perfumeries nearby. Available weekly £550, monthly cheaper. 45 mins. from Nice airport. Parking. Sorry no pets or smokers. Tel.: 01865 725562. Website:

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

Good store of logs at our lovely stone farmhouse in the Tarn. Also central heating! Three bedrooms, 2 baths, huge living room and great dining kitchen. Tranquil, peaceful but not isolated. Available Christmas and New Year. Good rates for long lets. Email: Tel.: 01608 810172.

Cape Town, Kalk Bay. Stunning sea views in quaint fishing village. Separate entrance, bedroom (to accommodate 2 people), reed ceilings, bathroom, swimming pool (no kitchen). Panoramic mountain and sea views; fabulous restaurants, shops, beaches and mountain trails in walking distance. Available throughout the year. Email: for further details.

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