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Oxford University Gazette, 20 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 26 June, 10 July and 24 July. Publication for 2008–9 will begin on 25 September. The usual deadline will continue to apply.

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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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Green Economics Institute Conference. Civilisation: the first 10,000 years—an audit. Economics in an age of uncertainty and instability. Including sessions on green procurement and the greening of business; carbon reduction and climate change; women and poverty; lower growth economics; and biodiversity and species loss. Thurs., 17, Fri., 18 and Sat., 19 July, Mansfield College, Oxford University. Speakers include Dimitri Zenghelis, Office of Climate Change and Cisco; Matti Romani, co-author, Stern Report; Miriam Kennet, Director GEI, Editor IJGE; Professor Paul Ekins, Green Fiscal Institute, Policy Studies Institute; Professor Jack Reardon, USA Equity Markets; Professor Gustavo Vargas, University of Mexico; Hendrik van den Berg, University of Nebraska; Dr Maria Alejandra Madi, University of Campinas, Brazil; Dr Amit Joyti Sen, Indian Institute of Management. Must pre-register/pre-pay (£79 per day, concessions £38). For further information and booking, contact or visit

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Understanding the Bible seminar at Oxford University, sponsored by the Biblical Archaeology Society, Washington, DC, 22–31 July. Professor Bruce Chilton, Bard College: 'The Temple in the time of Jesus, James, Paul and Mary Magdalene' and Ziony Zevit, American Jewish University: 'The Hebrew Bible and ancient Israel's world view'. Enjoy 20 lectures for general audiences by 2 of the USA's leading Bible scholars, £40/lecture or £700 for all 20. Contact

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MECO Event

Debate: the Muslim Educational Centre of Oxford (MECO) convenes a historic debate on Sat., 28 June, 7.30 pm. This public forum at Oxford Town Hall discusses the motion: 'This house believes that Islamic theology and the War on Terror are equally responsible for Muslim extremism'. Prominent Muslims from diverse backgrounds and perspectives will participate. Free admission with prior reservation. Tickets:, 01865 766032. See for full list of speakers.

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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

St Clare's, Oxford. Required as soon as possible, well-qualified teachers of Norwegian, Romanian and Armenian (Eastern) to prepare students for the International Baccalaureate. Applicants should be native-speaker level and able to teach literature to pre-university students in their mother tongue. For details, please contact Mrs C. Gospel, Head of Languages, as soon as possible. Tel: 01865 517333. Fax: 01865 517319. Email:

Oxford accountant requires full-time assistant for bookkeeping, Excel spreadsheets and some secretarial/reception cover. Previous experience within an accountancy practice desirable. Apply with detailed CV and covering letter to Alcock Watson Associates, 167 Oxford Rd, Cowley, OX4 2ES.

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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:

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:

Comfortable family house, New Osney, 4 mins. walk to train station. By river and park. Fully furnished. Patio garden, 3 bedrooms, study, large living room and kitchen. Available for 5 weeks: Thurs., 23 July–28 Aug., £1,200 all in. Contact Ruth: +44 (0)1865 241349 or

North Oxford . Fully refurbished and extended house. Would suit family or professionals. Four bedrooms, 3 bath/shower rooms, kitchen/dining room, sitting room. Convenient access to University, hospitals, good schools, bus routes and parks. Easy-to-maintain, secluded, sunny, landscaped garden. Garage and parking. Available for short let, unfurnished. Photograph and/or viewing available on request. N-s. Rent £2,000 p.c.m. Email:

Blenheim Palace on your doorstep: a 300- year-old, 3/4-double-bedroom, stone townhouse for rent. Fully furnished, kitchen (incl. washing machine, dishwasher, range oven), dining for 12, living room, cellar, stunning master bedroom with en suite and exposed beams into the roof. Wi-Fi, cable TV. One minute to butcher, pub, post office, buses to Oxford. Rent £1,300 p.m., o.n.o. Available Sept., 12-month contract. Details and photos: 01993 813624 or

Central Oxford summer let: 3-bedroom family house, within 10 mins. walk of city centre, ideal for academic or other visitors to Oxford. Available 23 July for 2–3 weeks; dates and (very reasonable) rates negotiable. Email:

Bright, airy, semi-detached house. Two double bedrooms, 1 single bedroom/study, kitchen/diner, living room. Fully furnished to extremely high standard, recently decorated. Attractive, low-maintenance garden. Quiet, no- through road. Within 2 miles of city centre, half-mile of Cowley centre shops and Iffley village. Double garage. Off-road parking. Easy access to ring road. Available end Aug., 12-month let, £1,150 p.m. Contact: or 01235 533679.

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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:

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 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).

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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:

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 511555 or 07866 653619.

Room to let in comfortable and attractive old family farmhouse in village a few mins. from north Oxford, 5 mins. from Park and Ride. Rent £70 p.w., use of facilities, including kitchen and garden. Off-street parking. Would prefer lodger seeking Sun. pm/Mon.–Fri. accommodation, but weekends negotiable. Reference required. Please call for more details: 07990 513006 or 01869 350034. Email:

Free accommodation on an irregular but long-term basis in pretty, comfortable, Victorian cottage in Iffley Village, Oxford, in return for cat-sitting whilst owner is away (around 1/3 of the time). Would suit someone already in shared accommodation who would like the privacy and quiet of their own space sometimes, or cat lover who cannot keep pets in their own home. Must be mature, responsible and adore cats. 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:

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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:

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:

Andalucia, Gaucin. Unique architect- designed villa set in heart of beautiful 'Pueblo Blanco.' Built as series of 3 apartments and 2 cottages around private courtyard and swimming pool. Can be booked exclusively for large groups (up to 13) or individual units (2–5). Spectacular views to Gibraltar, Mediterranean, North Africa from all private terraces. Special offer to University members and employees. One-bed apartment, sleeping 2 from £100 p.w. (Mar.–May). Tel.: 07801 341856,

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Houses for Sale

East Oxford (Iffley Fields). Beautifully refurbished, 2-bedroom, Victorian terraced house in quiet street off Iffley Rd, £320,000. No onward chain. Has 70ft mature garden, 10–15 mins. cycle to city centre or John Radcliffe/Churchill hospitals. Contact Saul Myerson on or 01865 220245/07711 085750. For details see: 17936713.rsp?pa_n=3&tr_t=buy.

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