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Oxford University Gazette, 2 July 2009 : 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 16 and 30 July. Publication for 2009–10 will begin on 24 September. The usual deadline will continue to apply (see above).

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Green Economics Institute conference: clash between ecology and economy; transformation at a time of economic crisis; women's unequal pay and poverty. Fri., 31 July–Sat., 1 Aug., Mansfield College. International range of speakers from 20 countries including Prof Graciela Chichilnisky, Columbia University, and Dr Joseph Halevi, Sydney University and Nice. Event must be pre-registered, pre-paid (£89 per day, concessions £39). For further information/booking visit: or

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Residential Home

St Katharine's House, Wantage. Modern, well-equipped residential home with nursing wing for 75 residents in 5 acres of lovely grounds near town centre. Excellent facilities include beautiful chapel in grounds. Residents strongly encouraged to live independent lives within a unique, vibrant and rewarding community. For further information contact the Warden, St Katharine's House, Ormond Rd, Wantage, OX12 8EA. Tel.: 01235 762739. Email: Web:

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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, 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 including 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. Fireplace-related items to include grates, fire tools, fenders and nursery guards. 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. 9.30–5, Sat. 10–4. Tel.: 01993 705026. Mobile: 07831 585014.

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Restoration and Conservation of Antique Furniture

John Hulme undertakes all aspects of restoration. Thirty 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, 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 new drivers and giving refresher lessons in Oxford since 1994. He has an 86 per cent pass rate (national average is 43 per cent). Intensive courses, motorway, refresher lessons and new drivers—all tailored to suit your needs. Call Paul on 07786 176122. Email: Website:

Chauffeur/taxi service. Do you need a reliable, experienced chauffeur service to take you or your guests to airports, business venues or for personal travel? Comfortable Mercedes E class or MPV available for people and luggage, fully licensed and insured. Friendly, personal service. Sample prices: Oxford to Heathrow, £68; Eurostar, £90; Gatwick, £119. Call Clive Roberts on 07917 566077 (mobile) or 01865 778608 (home) or email to discuss your requirements.

Cabinetry and carpentry. The House of Eden is a local, family-run company creating individually designed, handmade furniture in contemporary and period styles. We also design and build beautiful garden offices, summerhouses and writing rooms. We offer our clients a truly bespoke service where unique designs and beautiful craftsmanship are our trademark. Member of The Guild of Master Craftsmen. Referrals and examples available. For more information: 01869 343463, Web:

Indexer available. More than thirty years' experience of 'back-of-the-book' indexing in a variety of subjects, from the Oxford Illustrated Encyclopaedia to the annual index for the Oxford University Calendar. Specialties include: archaeology, architecture, art, biography, botany, education, geography, history, literature. Contact Ann Hall at or 01683 221310.

Portraits: corporate, college, private commissions. London, St Martin's Lane, and Oxford. For information, please see:

Nerves getting to you? Do you get too anxious doing presentations? Are you terrified by a viva? Are examination nerves spoiling your performance? Get everything you need to deal with your anxieties, nerves, fear and panic in one day—guaranteed. Just see the feedback. The Fear Course, 8 July at Oxford Brookes University. Book now. Places strictly limited. Email or call 01865 331776. Web: price.html?page=shop.product_details&flypage=flypage.tpl ?uct_id=32&category_id=2.

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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 or 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

Christ Church Picture Gallery requires permanent, part-time Gallery Invigilator. Responsibilities: customer service, security of collection, patrolling galleries, greeting visitors, answering queries, taking messages, front desk including small retail outlet. Must be smart, reliable, responsible, willing to work as part of small team. Should be available Mon.–Sat. 10.30–5 and Sun. 2–5 on varied, part- time rota. Pay: £6.63 p.h. (£8.82 Sun.). Closing date 20 July. Apply in writing (covering letter, CV, 2 references): Christ Church Picture Gallery, Oxford OX1 1DP. Information: 01865 276172;

Vacancy: part-time role available. Press relations executive for agency acting for medical technology company. Would suit academic (medicine) with relevant PR or marketing experience. Ideally 3 days p.w., but flexibility possible. Salary commensurate with experience. Client is based in Oxford. Work would be from home and/or in our London office. Interested parties should send CV and covering letter to:

The Oxford Institute for Energy Studies natural gas programme seeks part-time administrative assistant 2 hours per day, 4 days p.w. (exact hours negotiable), £8.50 p.h. Applicants should have good administrative and communication skills, be computer literate, work well as part of a team and on their own and be willing to work flexibly. Ideally applicants will be based in (or close to) Oxford. Closing date 24 July. Further details: Ms Anouk Honore, OIES, 57 Woodstock Rd, Oxford, OX2 6FA; 01865 889132;

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Houses to Let

Academic visitor, student, or employee of the University? Also try the University Land Agent's and Accommodation Office website.

An Englishman's home is his castle—so the saying goes. We cannot pretend we have too many castles, 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 properties currently available. Or telephone, fax or email us with 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 let or are looking to rent in the city centre, ring our friendly staff or visit our central Jericho office at 47 Walton Street, Jericho, Oxford OX2 6BQ. We value your custom. Tel.: 01865 311745. Web:

Ethical letting? 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

Recently refurbished and extended Victorian terraced house located in the centre of Jericho. Sitting room, dining room, kitchen/breakfast room with double doors to rear garden, shower room, bathroom and 3 bedrooms. For details please contact Lucy Properties on 01865 559973 or visit our website

Attractive stone-built cottage in small Cotswold village of Bladon, 8 miles from Oxford centre, near Blenheim Palace. Living room (wood-burning stove), dining room, large study, modern kitchen, 2 bathrooms, 3 bedrooms, g.c.h. throughout, secluded garden. One mile from Hanborough station for Oxford, London. Village primary school. Rent £950 p.c.m., plus utilities and council tax. Available fully furnished Aug. for year or part-year, academic sabbatical visitors preferred. Email:

Temple Cowley conservation area—18th-century listed stone farmhouse 2½ miles from city centre, University 15 mins. by bike, frequent bus service. Very quiet comfortable family home, fully furnished, 3–4 bedrooms; modern bathroom with shower; office space with wireless broadband connection; large, light kitchen with all appliances; open fires, sunroom, terrace, tranquil walled gardens. Available from July for 12 months; n-s only; £1,450 p.c.m. (utilities excluded). Contact 01865 716273,

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 min. to butcher, pub, shops, post office, buses to Oxford. Rent £1,350 p.m., ONO. Available mid-Aug., 12- month contract. Details and photos: 07792 224718 or

Short/long let. Charming Cotswold stone cottage on edge of village 15 miles north-west of Oxford. Double bedroom plus spare bedroom/dressing room. Lots of character, beamed ceilings, inglenook fireplace. South-facing walled patio garden, g.c.h., wood-burning stove, washer/drier, etc. Suit 1 or couple. Available autumn, some flexibility. Contact

From 1 Sept. Comfortable family home, 3/4 bedrooms, to let £1,200 p.c.m. Marston—easy walk/cycle to city centre, half a mile from John Radcliffe Hospital. Off-road parking. Well- trained cat/small dog welcome. Phone: 01865 792951 or 07917 813213.

Elegant and spacious Victorian family home in north Oxford (Summertown) to let during Christmas holidays (12 Dec.–16 Jan.). Situated in quiet residential street, 10 mins. on bus or bike to city centre. Four bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2 studies, fast broadband/Wi-Fi. Special rate offered to cat lover for taking care of our Bengal cat. For further details and pictures see: Contact: Tel.: +44 (0)1865 554407.

Central Oxford, Victorian mid-terrace, 3 double bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, sitting room, dining room, modern kitchen. Great condition, tastefully furnished, g.c.h., smoke detectors, garden. Bright and airy. Central/west Oxford, 5 mins. walk to city centre, colleges, station, schools, riverside walks. Friendly neighbourhood. Available Aug./Sept., £1,325 p.c.m. Suitable for visiting academics, couple or family. No pets, n-s, please. Contact Prof. A Kahane, tel.: 020 88926263, 07931 301135; email:

To let—available now. Detached chalet-style house, Sutton Courtenay, Oxfordshire (cul-de-sac in Thames-side 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 £1,000 p.c.m., deposit £1,500. Council tax (2009–10) £1,748.20. Tel.: 01235 (+44 1235) 834740. Email:

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Flats to Let

Academic visitor, student, or employee of the University? Also try the University Land Agent's and Accommodation Office website.

Central north Oxford: 10 mins. walk to city centre, main University buildings, parks, close to river. Available mid- Aug. 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 bedroom/study, large drawing room, newly refurbished modern kitchen, bathroom. Broadband, large secluded garden, off-street parking. Tel./fax: 01865 552400. Mobile: 07789 092274. Email:

Cowley Rd/St Clements'. Available late Aug./early Sept. Large, recently refurbished flat (unfurnished), within 4 mins. walk of Magdalen Bridge; 3 bedrooms, large sitting room, separate dining room, fully fitted kitchen, bathroom, shower room and separate toilet. Off- peak c.h., double glazed throughout, £975 p.c.m., no deposit. Email: Tel.: 07980 796009.

Central Oxford. Newly renovated 1- bedroom flat, first floor, located on Bonn Square. Walking distance to shopping, Christ Church Meadow, University buildings, rail station, and all city-wide bus routes. Spacious kitchen and living room with large windows looking over the square. Large, quiet double bedroom with ample space for couch or sitting area. Bathroom with full tub and shower. Furnished. Available immediately, £985 p.c.m. Email: Tel.: +44 (0)1865 311745.

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Accommodation Offered

Academic visitor, student, or employee of the University? Also try the University Land Agent's and Accommodation Office 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, kettle, refrigerator, microwave, broadband and central and independent heating. Very moderate terms. Linen, cleaning and breakfast included. Tel./fax: 01865 557879. Email:

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).

Retired professor and Art Historian invites quiet, creative, n-s adult to share large 3-story house on Yangmingshan with greenery on each floor, enormous kitchen, Internet and hot-spring bath; 15–20 mins. fresh-air walk to Chinese Culture University or Yangmingshan National Park. By month or year. See are. Email:

North Oxford : large, light, quiet rooms in beautiful, spacious family house. Very comfortable, tastefully furnished, luxury bathrooms, lovely garden. Short or long term, good rates, wireless, parking. Suit prof/graduates/academics. Tel.: 07725 037775.

Single room available in a quiet and friendly n-s house shared with 1 other along Cumnor Hill. Excellent access to city centre via bus, and Botley shops within walking distance. Rent £430 p.m., inclusive of utilities, council tax and wireless broadband (reduction possible if full-time student). Would suit mature postgraduate or professional. Available late Aug. Email:

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Self-catering Apartments

Weekly Home offers fully furnished and serviced accommodation for 1 week to several months. Our properties are very high quality and include apartments in north Oxford/Summertown, popular with visiting academics from UK and overseas. Also properties for short lets in most other areas of Oxford, including city centre, plus south Oxfordshire and Woodstock. See for details of all accommodation. Or email, or phone 01193 811711 with specific requirements.

OxfordShortlets offers a portfolio of high- quality, self-catering, short-let properties as an excellent alternative to hotel, guesthouse or 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 to several months. OxfordShortlets caters for professional individuals, groups or families while visiting Oxford for holiday, business, academic and relocation purposes or for temporary accommodation between homes. For more information, please contact us. Tel.: 01865 311696. Fax: 01865 511010. Email: Web:

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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. For details of our services or informal help and advice without obligation, contact us. Tel.: 01865 764533. Fax: 01865 764777. Email: Or visit our website,, 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:

House- or flat-sit or very short let sought in Headington or north Oxford area, 15–31 July, 3 bedrooms. Contact Martin: 07939 226494.

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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:

Papa Westray, Orkney—Holm View. Comfortable self-catering cottage (4 stars), in peaceful position near sandy beaches on small friendly island. Seals, birds, archaeological sites and well- stocked shop are nearby. Sleeps 4 (twin and double bedrooms, en suite shower rooms). Open-plan sitting, dining areas; well-equipped kitchen. Strictly n-s. Fully inclusive weekly charges £210–370. For photos and details please see To book, email or phone 01857 644211.

Cornwall, cottage and restored chapel in quiet hamlet on South-west Coastal Footpath within 100m of the sea and minutes from Caerhays and Heligan. Each property sleeps 6. Comfortably furnished, c.h., wood burner and broadband. Ideal for reading, writing, painting, walking. From £200, low season. Tel.: 01865 558503. See:

Turkish northern Cyprus (non-Euro zone). Villa with pool. Sleeps 5/6. Close Esentepe village with spectacular views over the Med, 20 mins. drive from Kyrenia, 7 mins. from 18-hole golf course and 10 mins. from huge sandy beach. From £475 p.w. For further details please email or telephone 01993 868892.

A large Grade 2 listed Georgian house sleeps 2– 12 people, situated in the market town of Llandeilo nestling in the foothills of the Brecon Beacons. Enchanting turreted walled garden and woodland, excellent fun for children. Barbeque available. National Trust Dynevor Castle, Aberglasney Gardens and picturesque beaches all close by. Available for holiday lets and weekend breaks this summer from £350. Email: Web:

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