University of Oxford

Oxford University Gazette, 31 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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Revision Courses

D'Overbroeck's College: Easter GCSE, AS and A-level intensive revision courses. We have held revision courses for over 20 years for AS, A2 and GCSE subjects and are one of the leaders in the field providing exam-focused revision courses that can make a significant difference to students' grades and provide an excellent complement to students' school work. For more information, contact the Sixth Form Office on 01865 310000 or

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Painters' Group

Established group of independent painters has vacancies for a few new members. Meeting every Tues. during Full Term from 10 am to 1 pm at Marston Church Hall. Advice available, if required, from experienced teachers in group. Clothed model. Fee £70 per term. This hard-working and friendly group welcomes new members for a trial session. Initial enquiries to or 01865 558186.

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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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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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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:

Jericho Sash Windows offers a range of specialist repair and maintenance services for the restoration and conservation of your traditional wooden windows. For competitive prices and friendly, reliable service, call Rob or Caroline on 01865 424832, 07984 873831 (mobile) or email

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. 10% 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

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.

Oxford Quaker Meeting seek a Resident Assistant Warden (part-time). Self-contained flat within central Oxford Meeting House provided in exchange for unpaid weekend and evening assistance to the warden. Flexible hours and tenure are offered. Job description and application form from The Warden, 43 St Giles', Oxford, OX1 3LW or email The closing date for applications is 15 Feb.

Required as soon as possible: well- qualified teachers of Albanian and Armenian to prepare students for the International Baccalaureate. Applicants should be native speakers who are 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:

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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:

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.

Idyllic lodge 7 miles from centre of Oxford. Isolated, rural position with amazing views. Newly renovated to very high standard with ground-source heat energy. One large double bedroom. Parking. £1,000 p.c.m., incl. rates, tax, heating and hot water. Tel.: 01865 351418.

To let: 17th-century thatched cottage for long let, 8 miles from Oxford. Three beds, c.h., oak beams. £250 p.w. Tel.: 0207 625 1219.

Furnished house in Headington, ideal for a family. Situated in a quiet cul-de-sac, with 3 large double bedrooms, spacious living room, bathroom and kitchen fitted to high standard, front and rear gardens, garage and parking. Close to schools and hospitals. £1,250 p.m. Available for 6 months in the first instance. Email: or call 07747 061071.

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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., incl. Reference, tenancy agreement. Suit short-term visiting academic. Tel.: 01865 423107.

Granville Court, London Rd, adjacent Brookes University and South Parks in spacious, well-kept grounds. Furnished, spacious, light 2-bedroom 2-bathroom ground-floor flat; living/dining with doors to garden, kitchen, bathroom, en suite shower room to larger bedroom. Recently refurbished. Easy access to city centre, hospitals, London buses, etc. Suitable for n-s professional couple or 2 sharers; £900 p.c.m., excl. of other bills. Email: Tel.: 01865 512149 or 07766 665004.

Two-bedroom flat to rent: Palladian Court, Cowley Rd, Oxford, OX4 2FG. Available at £975 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

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:

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:

Visiting academic couple from Australia seek furnished house/flat in Oxford for Hilary and Trinity Terms 2009. Exchange also possible for their house in Perth. Please contact by email:

Nice couple from Norway on University academic visit seeking 1-bedroom furnished apartment to let, n-s. Walking distance to city centre. We are staying for 3 months, starting 1 Mar. Please email or phone (+47) 55 58 30 92 or (+47) 93 44 77 27.

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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:

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:

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:

Holiday lets Pembrokeshire. Bungalow in a wonderfully peaceful location in the foothills of the Preseli mountains and near the north Pembrokeshire coast. Fully furnished, with all modern appliances, but bed linen and towels are not supplied. Accommodates 5; £40 per night. Part-weeks acceptable outside school holidays. Well- behaved animals welcome. For more details, email or phone 01239 841223.

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House for Sale

Ten mins. walk from Magdalen Bridge, our exceptionally attractive and well-appointed 5- bedroom family house is available early Apr., with no onward chain. £480,000. Ring Helen: 01865 721861.

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