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Oxford University Gazette, 24 January 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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Graduates' Group

Graduates Plus is a social/networking group for mature graduates, postdoctoral researchers, research staff and junior academics at the University of Oxford. We usually meet on Mon., 8 pm at the University Club on Mansfield Rd, and a variety of other social events are organised during the year. For more information please contact: Sara Nedderman ( or Alice Calvert ( To subscribe to our mailing list, please send an empty email to

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Green Economics Institute Conference. Social aspects of green economics: basic income, poverty, human trafficking, pensions, women's access to economics. Sat. 9 Feb., Mansfield College. Speakers include Pascal Canfin; Senat Francais; Miriam Kennet, Director GEI, Editor IJGE, Schumacher College; Volker Heinemann, Director GEI, economist, Universities: Kiel, Nottingham, Goettingen; Parosha Chandran, immigration law barrister, BBC Crisis Command; Colin Tudge, BBC wildlife correspondent, author of Neandertals, Bandits and Farmers; Osmo Heikki Kristian Soininvaara, economics, social policy, basic income, Minister of Finish government 1995, Pro Oeconomia prize (best economic book); Bente Madeira, Women's Environmental Network, Reading International Solidarity Center, founder, Oxfam's women's economics group; Natalie Bennet, Deputy Editor, Guardian Weekly, worked at Bangkok Post, Times, Independent; Judith Delheim, Rosa Luxemburg Foundation, Germany; Els Keytsman, author, Het Klimaat Boek, Belgian economist, philosopher; Bogusia Igielska, Director GEI, Warsaw. Must pre-register/pre-pay (£79, concessions £38). For further information and booking contact or visit

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MECO Monthly Forum

Dr Xu Lili (Lanzhou University) and Ms Shui Jingjun (Henan Academy of Social Sciences) will speak on 'Islam in the Far East: Muslim religiosity and women's mosques in contemporary China' at 4 pm, Sun., 27 Jan. at Wolfson College. This topical lecture is open to the public and refreshments will be served. For further details email:

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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 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.

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

Conference Secretary to the Ditchley Foundation. The Foundation is based at Ditchley Park, a Georgian Mansion adapted to a 41-bedroom conference centre and located 12 miles NW of Oxford (see Requirements: ability to handle, under supervision, up to 6 conferences at one time and work efficiently with initiative and attention to detail; excellent organisational and secretarial skills; a high level of IT competence including Word, Excel and database management; a pleasant and diplomatic telephone manner and general reception skills; and a good sense of humour. The successful applicant will ideally have experience of organising events and be used to dealing with minor crises and changes of plan. Knowledge of protocol and dealing with people at a senior level is desirable. Some weekend work is required. Salary negotiable, excellent conditions of service, including 6 weeks holiday. For details, contact the Bursar on 01608 677346 or

Magdalen College is seeking to appoint a part-time Head Scout to join our established Housekeeping Team and assist the Steward with the daily running of the department. The successful applicant will possess excellent time management skills, good interpersonal skills, experience in a supervisory role and basic computer literacy. This post is part- time, 30 hours p.w., 6.30 am to 12.30 pm, Mon. to Fri. Occasional weekend work will be required during the conference period. Benefits include generous holiday, optional membership to contributory pension scheme and use of sports facilities. Free lunch may be provided depending upon working times. We also operate a bus pass purchase scheme. Ideally, the successful candidate will begin Mon. 7 Apr. or as soon as possible thereafter. Further particulars, application form and recruitment monitoring form at: or telephone 01865 276031. For further information, contact Linda Norton, College Steward, tel. 01865 276006. Closing date: Wed. 6 Feb. Late or incomplete applications will not be accepted. Send applications to Louise Stevens, Human Resources Officer, Magdalen College, Oxford, OX1 4AU. Magdalen College is an Equal Opportunities employer.

Magdalen College is seeking to appoint an able Fourth Chef to join our established kitchen team. Working 83.5 hours over a 2-week roster, with a mixture of split and straight shifts. The kitchen team provide food for the Senior Common Room, Buttery and the Old Kitchen Bar, presenting high-quality dishes to meet a wide range of styles and needs. The successful applicant will have a passion for cooking and developing their talents. They need to have flair for innovation and be a committed team player, having a flexible attitude to learning new skills. Further particulars, application form and recruitment monitoring form can be found at: or telephone 01865 276031. Closing date for applications is 1 Feb. Send completed applications to Mrs Louise Stevens, Human Resources Officer, Magdalen College, Oxford, OX1 4AU. Magdalen College is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

Magdalen College School is committed to introducing a website for alumni to network more effectively and easily with each other and with the school, and is seeking an Alumni Website Developer. This is an excellent opportunity to join one of the country's leading schools, working as part of a forward-thinking development office. You will be responsible for the launching and upkeep of the new website, working with the software provider, maintaining the department's database and undertaking general research. The successful applicant will be a committed individual with excellent IT skills and a high standard of English (written and verbal). The post will commence in Mar. Salary £18–22k plus benefits. Detailed job description can be seen on the school's website, Send letter of application, CV and details of 2 referees to D. Lloyd, Director of Development, Magdalen College School, Oxford OX4 1DZ or email by Fri., 1 Feb.

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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.

Three-bedroom, furnished house in central North Oxford (OX2) available early Apr. Suit family or 3 professionals. Light, spacious, well-equipped kitchen opening onto beautiful garden (13m x 6m); interconnected lounge/dining room; downstairs toilet; 2 double bedrooms and bathroom upstairs; spacious bedroom in basement. Excellent location for Phil and Jim's primary school, the bars and bistros of Jericho, University sites, city centre, railway and bus stations. £1,800 p.m. Email: Tel.: +44 (0)7786 170634.

East Oxford: 2-bedroom, partially furnished, terraced house in quiet road near Cowley Rd available Feb. for short let. Upstairs bathroom, g.c.h., open fire and south-facing garden. Rent £900 p.c.m. Contact:

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Flats to Let

Central North Oxford: 10 mins. walk from city centre, main University buildings, parks, close to river. Available 1 Apr. 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, secluded garden, off-street parking. Tel./fax: 01865 552400. Mobile: 07789 092274. 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:

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.

Spacious, 2-bed flat to rent in Eynsham. New kitchen, g.c.h., power shower. In the heart of the old village, 1 min. to pubs, shops and regular bus service. Parking, unfurnished, £750 plus bills. Tel.: Graeme 07773 398445. Email:

North Oxford : spacious, modern, 2-bed, ground-floor apartment. Large, light lounge. Fully fitted kitchen. Two double bedrooms, 1 en suite. Family bathroom. Video entry-phone system. Off-road, allocated parking. Situated in popular Waterways estate, close to Summertown shops. Available now until 23 May. Furnished or unfurnished. £1,100 p.c.m. Email:

Delightful, spacious garden flat adjacent to Cutteslowe Park, close to frequent bus route and cycle path to town centre. Two double bedrooms, light and sunny sitting room with dining area and access to garden. Modern kitchen and bathroom with shower. Comfortably fully furnished with use of linen and broadband included. Available from 1 Mar. to 31 Oct. £800 p.c.m. Tel.: 01865 552245. Email:

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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:

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.

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.

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.

London EC1, near Barbican tube. Studio flat to let, £70/night or £275/week. Email: Tel.: 020 7655 5030.

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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.

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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:

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.

Dordogne, France: restored, authentic, stone cottage near the château of Beynac with view over the Dordogne valley. Sleeps 6–7. Swimming pool 12m x 5m. May, June, Sept. £900 p.w. July, Aug. £1,150. Tel: 020 8546 9175. Email:

Andalucia: holiday apartment in tranquil mountain village high in the Sierra Nevada. Converted from an old Moorish house in the village of Yegen (home of Gerald Brenan, author of South from Granada), the spacious, self-contained apartment has a delightful bougainvillea-shaded terrace, sitting room with log stove, kitchen/dining room, 1 bedroom and bathroom. Rent £160–£210 weekly. For photos and full details, see, property ref: S6677, or tel. (0034) 958851273.

French Riviera: 2-bedroom, quiet, fully equipped flat with large terrace and magnificent sea views, 50m from the sea near Le Lavandou (between Toulon and St. Tropez) available for rent. Direct RyanAir connection from Stansted. Price £210–400 p.w., depending on season. Not available from 21 June–5 July, from 13 July– 25 Aug., and at some other times. See photos and details at

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