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Oxford University Gazette, 25 October 2007 : 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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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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Writer's Retreat—Kentucky

Writer's retreat: Sugar Creek Valley, Kentucky. Beautiful and secluded privately owned valley with 3-bedroom 2-bath house to rent. Despite absolute privacy and seclusion, only 40 mins. from a major international airport and the world-class city of Cincinnati. Close to local amenities and facilities. Full details at £500 p.c.m. plus utilities. Contact

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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, 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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Volunteers Sought

The Independent Monitoring Board at Bullingdon Community Prison near Bicester is looking to recruit new volunteers to join its team. The Board monitors the day-to-day life in the prison and seeks to ensure that proper standards of care and decency are maintained. Special qualifications and experience are not needed and extensive training will be given both within the prison and on external courses. Applications are welcome from anyone over the age of 18 and from all backgrounds and walks of life. Appointments to the Board are made by the Secretary of State for periods of up to 3 years, subject to a probationary period of 1 year from the day the appointment is made. The position is unpaid but expenses are covered. For further information, please telephone Simon Curtis, the IMB clerk, on 01869 353100 or go to

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Books Bought and Sold

Visit St Philip's Books at 82 St Aldates, Oxford (opposite Christ Church gardens). We specialise in academic and second-hand books in the humanities, especially theology and history; also literature, art and philosophy. Over 9,000 books in stock. Open Mon.–Sat. 10 am–5 pm. Catalogues by post or email. Website at Good prices paid for large or small collections; we can collect. Call Christopher Zealley on 01865 202182.

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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:

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:

Plumbing and heating engineer, specialising in design and installation of heating and hot water systems; boiler installation, service and repair. Landlords' gas safety certificates. Corgi registered 223135. Trained engineer for Baxi and Worcester Bosch. Ten percent discount for University/OUP members. Please contact Rob Robertson: 07816 835520 or

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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

Research assistant wanted. A research assistant with a background in medieval history and/or history of art is sought from 12 Nov. or as soon as possible thereafter. Must be utterly dependable, competent in Word and Endnote, obsessively punctilious about references, and infallibly able to know what is wanted without necessarily being told. Good passive knowledge of one or more of Arabic, Greek, Hebrew, Italian and Latin might be an advantage. Flexible hours by arrangement on the basis of £12.50 per hour, 40 hours a month, for 1 year in the first instance (i.e. £6,000 per annum). Apply sending a cover letter, c.v. and the names of 2 academic referees to

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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:

House to rent near Kidlington down a quiet no-through road. Postgraduate preferred. 1 Feb.–1 Apr. 2008. Email:

Quiet rural location, 7 miles north of Oxford City Centre. Unfurnished farm cottage, 2 bedrooms, g.c.h., garden, parking, not on bus route. Non-smokers. No children or pets. Seeking long- term let of 1 year or more. References required. £665 p.c.m. Tel.: 01865 376824.

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:

For rent: spacious semi-detached 3- bedroom Victorian house. Two reception rooms (one could be used as a fourth bedroom), large kitchen opening out to 100-foot established garden. Good access to ring road for London. Frequent buses to town centre (15 mins.). Nearby swimming pool, library, park, supermarket. £1,350 p.c.m. Tel.: 01865 776530. Email:

Oxford City. Short house-let 5 Nov.–4 Dec. (possibility of slight extension). Elegant, spacious, smart Edwardian house in Oxford City (South). Suit visiting professional family or academic(s). All amenities (broadband, etc.). Close to Hinksey Park. Beautiful views. Less than mile to Oxford City Centre. Reasonable rent to responsible person(s). Email to discuss: or after 4 Nov.

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Flats to Let

Self-contained 1-double-bedroom flat with balcony, situated on Harcourt Hill, overlooking green belt. Within 5 mins. of Brookes campus; bus service to central Oxford. Fully furnished, with c.h. and double glazing, including very large sitting room, double bedroom with wash basin and large fitted wardrobe, fully equipped modern kitchen and power shower room. Telephone connection with broadband. Parking space for 1 car. Available from mid-Oct. £650 p.c.m. Tel.: 01235 553222.

Sunny, quiet, 1-bedroom furnished flat to rent in friendly Cumnor village, 4 miles from Oxford on regular bus route. Fireplace, c.h., broadband, access to beautiful garden and tennis court. Concessionary rent in return for some help in the garden. Ideal for young couples and Ph.D students writing theses. Available now. Tel.: 01865 864102.

Two-bedroom flat to rent—Palladian Court, Cowley Road, Oxford, OX4 2FG. Available 9 Nov. at £995 p.c.m. A modern furnished apartment built by Berkeley Homes and finished to an exceptional standard. The property comprises 2 double bedrooms with en suite shower room to master, open plan living room/kitchen with appliances and bathroom. Also has allocated parking and under floor heating. Contact Dan Williams on 01865 792299.

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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:

B and B: comfortable, convenient accommodation suited to academics. One min. to bus. Easy parking. Quiet, attractive private home. Discounts for longer stays. Tariff negotiable. University colleges and Science Park within easy access. Pleasant riverside walks close by. Tel.: 01865 770501. 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.

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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:

Mid-life visiting fellow from Canada seeking 2-3 bedroom house Jan.-June in a quiet area within a reasonable commuting distance to Oxford. Two adults. 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:

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:

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.

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Houses for Sale

House in Yarnton for sale. Five bedrooms, 2 en suite. Four reception rooms, underfloor heating in sitting room and open fireplace. Farmhouse kitchen with Aga. Utility room with gas boiler and plumbing for washing machine. Large back garden. Patio with herb border, lawn, fruit trees, water features, summer house and garden shed. Double garage and large parking area at front. Offers in excess of £725,000. Email:

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For Sale

Oxford English Dictionary, 1933 edition, 16 volumes including supplement (1972). Offered for £200. Please arrange to collect. Email:

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