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Oxford University Gazette, 17 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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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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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 Chamber Music Society concert in Holywell Music Room, Sun. 20 Jan. at 3 pm. Award-winning Barbican Piano Trio plays Haydn in A Hob.XV.9, Schnittke and Brahms in B op.8 (revised version). Tickets from Oxford Playhouse 01865 305305, or at the door. Free Cavatina tickets for 8–22 year-olds (ID).

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Society for Graduates

Meetings are held on Fri. 8 pm in the Okinaga Room in Wadham College, Parks Road. Visitors are welcome. Graduates of any university and of all ages are eligible for membership. Members: £6 per term. Visitors: £2 per meeting. 18 Jan., Colin Dexter, author: 'Morse stories'; 25 Jan., Dr Ian Scargill: 'Saving Oxford's greenbelt'; 1 Feb., Dr Andy Gosler, Edward Grey Institute: 'Yet more ways to dress eggs'; 8 Feb., Richard Sills, Perm Association: 'Palmyra of the North: an illustrated talk on the building of St Petersburg in the 18 century'; 15 Feb., Dr Michael Kenworthy-Browne, MD: 'Miracles or coincidences?'; 22 Feb., Cecillie Swaisland, author: 'The Boer War letters of a great uncle'; 29 Feb., George Ross, Kennington History Society: 'Researching family history'; 7 Mar., Anita Segar: 'Ecuador: riding ancient Inca trails plus Galapagos and rainforest extensions'. For more information, contact Anita Segar, President, on 01865 730574.

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House Swap

Oxford–Sydney house swap, Aug. Small 1-bed, 1-study mews house, St Clement's, 5 mins. to airport buses, 8 mins. to Magdalen Bridge and walking distance to all colleges and departments. Exchange for similar, 1 month, close to University of Sydney. Contact Dr Jacqueline Sunderland (ex-New College) for details: Can be flexible on dates.

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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:

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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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Situations Vacant

Lincoln College seeks a Development Assistant to work in its well-established and successful Development Office. The Development Assistant will be responsible for routine maintenance of the office's fundraising database (Raiser's Edge), gift processing and coordinating the alumni events programme. The post-holder will also be the first port of call for alumni enquiries, and will provide some secretarial and administrative support for the Director. Candidates should have previous office experience; strong interpersonal skills, both written and verbal; be computer literate (training on database provided); and capable of efficiently prioritising tasks in a busy environment. Salary: clerical and library Grade 4 (£18,165–£21,050) plus benefits, 37 hours p.w., Mon.–Fri. Reports to Development Director. Further details are available from To apply, please send a cover letter detailing your suitability for the position, CV and details of 2 referees to: Development Director, Lincoln College, Oxford, OX1 3DR by 23 Jan.

Oxford Analytica ( is seeking an International Economy Editor. The successful candidate will commission, edit and write analysis on the global economy for publication in the Oxford Analytica Daily Brief. A firm grounding in economics 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 evidence will be required of entitlement to work in the UK or confirmation that such entitlement is easily obtainable. Full resume, letter of application and details of current salary to:

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Situation Sought

Organised, efficient, personable Cambridge and UCL graduate (MA Maths/Classics, MA Archaeology) seeking work during 'career gap' before starting a PGCE. Available now until June. Business experience (books and publishing); also museums professional and maths tutor. Strong writing skills. German speaker. Thorough, fast worker, good researcher and communicator. If you have a job that needs doing well, contact

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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.

To let: 2/3-bedroom house in Summertown, garden, parking, quiet location, near bus, shops, etc. 15 Mar.–12 Apr. (approx.), or will exchange for house in Dublin. E-mail or call 07940 856280.

Top location near centre, schools, Port Meadow. A period house with a through sitting/dining room, kitchen with breakfast area, 3 bedrooms, bathroom, large basement room, garden. £1,600 p.m. Tel.: 020 7277367(owner) and/or 07875 670520 (outgoing tenant).

We have an excellent 3-bedroom semi- detached house available for rent from early to mid-Feb. for 12 months or longer. The property is located in Marston, with great access to the University and the JR. The property is available fully furnished, new kitchen, extra study/storage area, veranda for garden activity, sunny aspect, satellite TV, private garden. £1,100 p.c.m. References and deposit required. Contact or Dr. Terterov (M) 07931 383336 or

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Flats to Let

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:

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:

Lovely, fully furnished penthouse apartment, 1 large double bedroom available for Feb. or possibly a little longer. Walking distance to Summertown and good access to A34 and bypass. £1,500. Please telephone 01869 327577.

Furnished and newly decorated apartment with 3 double bedrooms in gated development close to Shotover, but on main bus routes. Five mins. cycling distance to Churchill Hospital. Separate sitting and dining room, large kitchen and balcony/patio overlooking woodland. Parking. £1,400 p.c.m. Please telephone 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:

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:

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.

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.

Single rooms available in Victorian cottage in sought-after street in North Oxford and within easy walking distance of the University, town centre, London buses and trains. Breakfast provided. N-s. Access to kitchen. Broadband. Suitable for academics and postgraduates. Minimum stay 3 days. Fair rental. Tel./Fax: 01865 516142.

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.

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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:

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:

Wanted: careful couple seek house and garden (no dogs) within 15-mile radius of Oxford, Apr.–June/July, to look after or rent while own house in Oxford is renovated. Anything considered. Email: Tel.: 01865 558145.

Visiting academic from Australia seeks a furnished house/flat with 2-plus bedrooms close to Oxford city centre for the months of Mar. and Apr. (specific dates negotiable). Email for further details or call 01865 558017.

New Zealand physician and wife on sabbatical with family (5 well-behaved children) looking for 3- or more bedroom accommodation in Oxford (preferably central) from mid-Feb. to end of June. 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:

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.

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.

Sicily: charming beach house on its own sadly abandoned hectare of land. Sleeps 6 comfortably. Available to rent all year round. For details, telephone 01865 552876.

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