University Gazette, 28 February 2008 :
Change to Gazette dates: Hilary Term 2008
Advertisers are asked to note that, because of difficulties caused by the date of Easter, the final Gazette of term will be published a day earlier than usual, on Wednesday, 19 March. The deadline for receipt of advertisements will be midday on Monday, 10 March.
The usual deadline (midday on the preceding Wednesday) will apply to the Gazettes published up to and including 13 March, and again from the first Gazette of Trinity Term, published on 17 April.
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.
A Memorial Service for Professor David Kendall, Emeritus Fellow, Magdalen College, 1989–2007, Honorary Fellow, Queen's College, 1985–2007, Professor Emeritus of Mathematical Statistics, University of Cambridge, will be held at 2 pm on Fri., 7 Mar., in Great St Mary's Church, Cambridge. The service will be followed by refreshments at 3.30 pm in Churchill College, Cambridge. Those wishing to attend the event in Churchill College are asked to inform the Bursar's Assistant, Mrs Felicity Russell (email: email@example.com).
The Blenheim Singers and the Hertford College Bruckner Orchestra will perform motets by Bruckner and the Symphony No. 7 at 8 pm on Sat., 1 Mar. in the University Church, by kind permission of the Vicar and the PCC. Tickets £5/£3 from Hertford College Lodge or on the door.
The Oxford Harmonic Society and the Orchestra of Stowe Opera perform Bach's Mass in B minor, Sat., 15 Mar., 7.30 pm at the Oxford Town Hall. Conductor: Robert Secret. Soloists: Lianne-Marie Skriniar and Penny Grant, sopranos; Richard Poyser, alto; Paul Smy, tenor; Richard Wiegold, bass. Tickets £14 and £12 (concessions £12 and £11) at Oxford Playhouse, 01865 305305, or on the door. Further details: www.oxfordharmonicsoc.org.uk.
'City of peace': bringing peace to and from Jerusalem. Sponsored by St Theosevia Centre for Christian Spirituality. Sat., 1 Mar., 10.30 am–4 pm, SS Philip and James Church (OCMS), Woodstock Rd. Jewish, Muslim and Christian peacemakers from Jerusalem share experiences, motivation and practical ways to create trust and understanding. Speakers: Sheikh Abdul Aziz Bukhari, Eliyahu Maclean, Revd Yazeed Said. Come for all or part of day! £5 donation, students free with University card. Inquiries: Revd Dr Carmichael 277351; Revd Weishaupt, 286846; firstname.lastname@example.org.
Crowther Centre for Mission Education invites the public to the following lectures at the CMS, Watlington Rd, Oxford: 'The Crusades, Francis of Assisi and Luther: what does it mean to take up the Cross in the context of Islam?', Dr Ida Glaser, 3 Mar., 6.15 pm; 'The changing demographics of world Christianity: implications for the North and South', Dr Todd Johnson, 10 Mar., 12 noon–1.30 pm. Todd Johnson will present the latest projections of Christian adherents for the period 1910–2010 along with the new concept of a statistical centre of gravity of Christianity and its implications for Christians, North and South. The handout includes the first-ever map of Christianity by every province in the world.
W.G. Hoskins Centenary Conference, Christ Church, Sat. 12 Apr. This day-conference will mark the centenary of the birth of W.G. Hoskins, widely acknowledged as one of the greatest historians of the 20th century, by examining his relationship to that century. As well as assessing Hoskins' academic achievements, the programme will feature speakers who knew and worked with Hoskins in television and local government. Conference fee £60 (£80 with lunch). For further details, contact Academic Travel and Study, 3 White's Forge, Appleton, Abingdon, OX13 5LG. Tel.: 01865 864933. Email: email@example.com.
Nutritional scientific conference. CPD- approved for all doctors, consultants and health practitioners. Sat., 15 Mar. at Egham, Surrey. Closing date end 7 Mar. Registration 9 am. Starts 10 am, ends 1.30 pm. Entry Fee £15 incl. conference and refreshment. Guest speaker list includes biochemist, nutritionist, ophthalmologist, chiropractor. To register and/or to receive further information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 01865 301566.
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: www.ox.ac.uk/staff.
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.
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.
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: email@example.com. Also at 94 London Rd, Oxford. Tel.: 01865 741729. Fax: 01865 742431. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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: email@example.com. Web: www.robguthrie.com.
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: ACzyba@aol.com. Website: www.instructortraining.org.uk.
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: www.linkscom.co.uk.
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.
Personal carer required, Headington, for delightful lady with Alzheimer's. AM and PM shifts, other times by arrangement. £8.50 p.h. References required. 01865 751139 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jesus College seeks 2 Lodge Porter/Receptionists. One post 32.5 hours p.w., usually 6.45 am–1.15 pm, Mon.–Fri., but some flexibility required. One post 39 hours p.w., fully flexible over all working hours, including occasional nights. From £7.50 p.h. with conference bonus and 5 weeks paid holiday. Free meals on duty. Successful candidates required to perform all traditional Lodge duties and possess high standard of reception, computer and interpersonal skills associated with successful hotels. Further details and application form from Mrs Jo Knighton, 01865 279764 or email@example.com. Closing date 6 Mar.
Fundraiser for Reading Quest, an educational charity helping young children to improve their literacy skills and become confident and enthusiastic learners at school and at home. One day per week. Salary £6,400. Closing date for applications 11 Mar. For information and application form, please contact Penny Tyack, Director, Reading Quest, South Oxford Community Centre, Lake Street, Oxford OX1 4RP. Tel.: 01865 433357. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Web: www.readingquest.org.uk.
Russia/CIS Editor: Oxford Analytica is an international consultancy drawing on the scholarship of Oxford and other universities worldwide to provide its clients with strategic analysis of national and international developments on a daily basis. The company is recruiting for the position of Russia/CIS Editor in our Oxford headquarters. The successful candidate will commission, edit and write analysis on the politics, economy and international relations of Russia and the CIS for publication in the Oxford Analytica Daily Brief. Preference will be given to candidates who can also offer expertise in Central Asia and/or the Caucasus. A firm grounding in the region 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 proof of eligibility to work in the UK is required. Letter of introduction and CV to Sally Martin: email@example.com.
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 www.qbman.co.uk 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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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: www.oxfordlet.com.
Summertown (near St Edward's School): large, comfortable, 3-bedroom semi-detached house with garden and patio. Easy access to the city and colleges. Available 3 July–1 Sept. (approx. 7 weeks). Rent £1,800 for the period, plus phone and utilities. For careful and caring tenants. N-s please. Deposit and references required. Email: email@example.com. Tel.: + 44 (0)1865 516556 (drop the '0' when phoning from abroad).
East Oxford: 3-bed Victorian house with garden available 4 May–7 June. Spacious, comfortable, attractively furnished and well equipped, suitable for families. Two king-size beds, 2 junior beds, 1 cot. Located in desirable Stratford St, 5 mins. walk to park, playground and river, 15 mins. walk to city centre and universities, easy access to hospitals, BMW, science and business parks. £550 p.w., all incl. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org for more info/photos.
Flats to Let
Central north Oxford: 10 mins. walk 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, large secluded garden, off-street parking. Tel./fax: 01865 552400. Mobile: 07789 092274. Email: email@example.com.
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 www.collegeandcounty.biz.
Jericho: stunning new apartment, 75 sq m, canal views, balcony, 2 bathrooms, furnished or unfurnished. Two underground parking spaces. Available 15 Mar. Contact Mark on 01865 722722 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Eagle Wharf, Jericho: brand-new, waterfront, 2-bed apartment. Spacious and modern 2-double-bedroom apartment with views over the canal. Wood-effect fitted kitchen with appliances, open-plan living area, en suite shower room and additional bathroom, large balcony accessible from bedrooms and living area. Two underground, allocated, parking spaces. Rent £1,900 p.c.m. Available 15 Mar. For more information, call 01865 722722 or go to www.collegeandcounty.biz.
Central north Oxford: 2-bedroom furnished and equipped apartment on the second floor of a grand, secure, converted Victorian house. One double, 1 single arranged as study/bedroom, 2 bathrooms, kitchen, dining, lounge, parking. Within mins. walk from 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: email@example.com.
North Oxford : spacious, light, 3-bedroom apartment, 2 bathrooms, 1 en suite. Easy walking to city centre, buses; close access canal walks, countryside. Available end Mar., short or long let. Large living room, grand piano, plenty of bookshelves. Fully equipped kitchen, dishwasher, washing machine, iron, toaster, etc. Off-street parking. Can leave linen, other utilities by arrangement. Suit overseas visitor. £1,500 p.m. Tel.: +44 1865 315441. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Photos emailed on request.
Spacious, south-facing flat in quiet area of south Oxford, 5 mins. from swimming pool and only 15 mins. from town centre. One spacious bedroom, tastefully designed large kitchen/sitting area with pitch roof and velux window. Light and airy. Suitable for mature couple or single person. South-facing terrace garden. Fully equipped and refurbished. £700 p.c.m. Available 1 Sept. Please call 01865 429285 (answering machine—please leave name and number slowly).
Finders Keepers: for all of your accommodation needs, please contact us—Oxford's rental specialist. Tel.: 01865 311011. Website: www.finders.co.uk.
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: www.scottfraser.co.uk. 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: DVL23@talktalk.net.
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: email@example.com or text 07770 738977.
Flat-share: central/north Oxford. Large room in a spacious, sunny flat. N-s. Two toilets, washing machine, broadband, 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.
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: http://www.weeklyhome.com. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com or visit our website at www.oxfordshortlets.co.uk.
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.
Office on George St, Oxford, within study abroad offices. Sharing fax machine, photocopier, etc. Approx. 300 sq ft. Tel.: 01865 201132 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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: email@example.com. Alternatively, we would invite you to visit our website at www.qbman.co.uk 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: www.finders.co.uk.
Mature, quiet, n-s postdoctoral researcher 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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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: email@example.com.
Lovely apartment to let in centre of historic town of Porec, Croatia (2 mins. walk to sea). Enjoy Mediterranean spring sun. Sleeps 6–8. Well equipped for children. From £280 p.w. Cheap flights available. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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, XL.com, bmibaby. £200–£250 p.w., suitable for 2–3 n-s people. Contact: email@example.com or phone 01865 378620. See: http://users.ox.ac.uk/~safe0017/Clifden/.
France: Charente/Dordogne border. Fully restored, early 19th-century luxurious house in Villebois-Lavalette. Comfortable, sleeps 8 in 5 bedrooms (2 are interconnected and could be family suite), 4 with modernized en suite bathrooms. Heated swimming pool 5m x 10m. May to mid-June and Sept. to mid-Oct. £1,200 p.w.; June to Sept. £1,350 p.w. See website (has contact email) www.Villeboisien.com.
Mousehole, Cornwall. Dylan Thomas called Mousehole the most beautiful village in England. We have an attractive little harbourside cottage to let, sleeping 4. Sandy beaches inside, rocky pool outside the harbour walls; fishing allowed off the quays. £195'£500 p.w. Winter breaks: £100 (3 nights). Contact Mrs Dancy on 01736 731137.
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, www.thespanishvilla.com.
Lagrasse: beautiful medieval village in the Corbieres wine region of SW France. Well-furnished house sleeps 6, with terrace and garden overlooking a magnificent Benedictine abbey, 35 kms from Carcassonne (Ryanair). The village has 4 restaurants, safe river-bathing, wonderful walking and is well placed for visiting Toulouse, Albi, the Cathar castles and the Mediterranean. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org for rates and information.
Tuscan farmhouse, recently restored, on the edge of a medieval village near Sansepolcro. Five bedrooms sleeping 8–10 (or 2 separate apartments sleeping 2 and 6). Private swimming pool. Glorious views of wild countryside. Easy access to the Piero della Francesca trail. Email: email@example.com. Tel.: 01865 775301.
French Riviera: 2-bedroom, quiet, fully equipped flat available for rent with large terrace and magnificent sea views, 50 m from the sea near Le Lavandou (between Toulon and St Tropez). Direct RyanAir connection from Stansted. Price £210–400 p.w., depending on season. Available during Easter vacation. Not available from 21 June–5 July and from 13 July–25 Aug. See photos and details at www.lelavandou.webhop.net.
House for Sale
For sale: 4-bedroom, spacious, detached house in Wootton, Abingdon. Pleasant village location with well-regarded primary school, parade of shops and easy access to Oxford. Three reception rooms; well-equipped kitchen/breakfast room with built-in fridge, freezer and dishwasher; utility room; downstairs cloakroom; master bedroom with en suite and 3 further good- sized bedrooms; large rear garden; detached double garage. Guide price £439,950. To arrange a viewing please telephone 01235 538000 or 07775 853825.