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Oxford University Gazette, 4 December 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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Gazette publication arrangements

Advertisers are asked to note that the remaining Gazettes of Michaelmas Term will be published on 11 and 18 December. Publication for Hilary Term 2009 will begin on 15 January. The usual deadline will continue to apply (see above).

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Members' Club

The Corner Club on Turl St. All Oxford University staff and faculty members are invited to join Oxford's newest private members' club with a 50% membership discount (£125 p.a.). The Corner Club's members' bar, dining rooms, sitting rooms and meeting rooms provide a perfect escape in Oxford's heart for relaxing, drinks, lunch or dinner. Family applications welcome—a perfect Christmas gift. Please contact Abigail on 01865 261500, 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. Referrals and examples available. For more information, phone 01869 343463, email or visit our website at

IT Support. Computer problem needing personal but understanding help? Want to go Broadband and don't know how? We can put you on the Internet safely or upgrade to your system: PC or Mac. We have lots of experience of Oxford IT, supporting people as well as their computers. Happy to give advice for free and work on a no fix/no fee basis. Call Bob on 01865 880600 or 07768 732123.

Presentation nerves/anxieties. Do presentations, lectures, meetings and public speaking fill you with dread? Do your nerves and anxieties ruin things? Deal with them in 1 day. The Fear Course. Visit, email or phone 01865 331776 and get your life back.

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 Calendar. Specialties include: archaeology, architecture, art, biography, botany, education, geography, history, literature. Contact Ann Hall at or 01683 221310.

A new facial massage service for busy women, by qualified therapist in the comfort of your own home. This innovative technique is based on lymph system massage and it clarifies and brightens the complexion. It is a wonderful boost for tired winter complexions. Have a trial at half the usual cost. Call Helena on 01235 550310 (answer phone) for more information and bookings.

Typing service—professional and reliable. Copy typing £8 per 1,000 words or transcription/digital audio 80p per recorded minute. Please see website for more details: Tel.: 01865 423595 or 07786 993551. Email:

Carpenter. Goodhand Designs—furniture maker, domestic carpenter and Green Oak Timber framer. Unique designs to give a personal touch. Commemorative garden benches, memorial or park benches. Ideal Christmas gift. General handyman—we like the variety. Oak-framed garden workshops and offices. Locally sourced timber where possible. Call Mark Goodhand on 01865 204134. Email:

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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.

Building and garden services. All types of garden landscaping and general building works undertaken: fencing, patios, decking, driveways, extensions, roofing, kitchen/bathroom refurbishments, wall/floor tiling and much more. Fully insured, reliable and excellent references available. Contact Andrew King for more information or quotation 07835 709297 (mobile), 01235 553502 (home) or email

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Situations Vacant

Christ Church Picture Gallery seeks Head Invigilator, 25 hrs/wk to supervise team of invigilators and work closely with curatorial staff organising tours and events for the gallery. Team is responsible for front-of-house duties and safety and security of visitors and collections. Must be reliable, have excellent communication and numerical skills, and interest in museums and galleries. Experience supervising staff and working as part of team essential; knowledge of security procedures an advantage. Send covering letter, CV and names of 2 referees to Curator, Christ Church Picture Gallery, Oxford OX1 1DP by Mon., 15 Dec. For more detailed job description, contact 01865 276172,

Christ Church Picture Gallery seeks PR Assistant, 8 hrs/wk (ideally Fri. morning and another afternoon) to assist Curator with basic tasks to promote gallery including maintaining Web site, mail shots and helping design posters and leaflets for forthcoming exhibitions. Must be reliable, have proven interest in museums and galleries, and be aware of Picture Gallery's important role inside and outside the college. Excellent computer and communication skills essential. Approx. £16,000, pro rata. Send covering letter, CV and names of 2 referees to Curator, Christ Church Picture Gallery, Oxford OX1 1DP by Mon., 15 Dec. For more detailed job description, contact 01865 276172,

Academic searching for temporary childminder for parts of the Christmas holiday. Children are 9 and 11, and are delightful company. Need help for 16–20 Dec., 29–31 Dec., 2–3 Jan. between approximately 9.30–3. Hours negotiable, rates high. Driving license required. Graduate students preferred. Please contact

The Weidenfeld Scholarships and Leadership Programme at University of Oxford seeks experienced academic as part-time Dean of Studies, initially 2½ days p.w. Programme run by London-based Institute of Strategic Dialogue ( to foster education and careers of prospective future leaders. Scholars come from Eastern Europe, Central Asia, Russia, Middle East, North Africa, and USA. Responsibilities: collaborate with Programme's Director, liaise with University/college authorities; oversee Scholars' studies, extra-curricular activities; provide academic support, pastoral care; manage relationships between scholars, University, Advisory Board, alumni. Requires strong academic background; excellent communication skills; experience with Oxford University administration, designing programmes, fundraising; interest/experience of target geographies. Professional-level salary. Send CV, list of publications, covering letter by 5 pm, 19 Dec. to Louise Brennan,

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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

Wheatley, 300-year-old, stone, detached cottage. Comfortable, furnished, 3 bedrooms (2 double, 1 single). Lounge 15ft x 14ft, kitchen/diner 15ft x 10ft. Small garage plus car space, g.c.h. Very near bus stop to Oxford and close to post office and village shops. Rent £885 p.c.m. (excl. utility bills and council tax). Available now. Contact 01932 563335 for appointment.

Excellent, 4-bed town house, north Oxford. Available now. Accommodation on 3 floors—2 double bedrooms, bathroom on top floor; living room, fully fitted kitchen with dishwasher on first floor; single and double bedroom, shower room, separate WC on ground floor. Furnished, g.c.h., £995 p.c.m. or near offer. Tel.: 01865 750275.

Bright and modern, end-terrace, 3-floor, family town house. Waterways, north Oxford, close to University, Summertown and Jericho for shops, amenities and schools, and next to canal and Port Meadow. Four bedrooms (2 en suite), family bathroom, spacious living room, modern kitchen with appliances, integrated dining space and conservatory looking onto mature garden and wildlife area. Garage and parking space. Unfurnished, £1,895 p.c.m. Contact Rob: 07816 835520 or

Charming, fully furnished, terraced house in Jericho, suitable for couple or single person, available from mid-Dec. to end of Feb. Ideally situated and beautifully presented. One double bedroom, study, luxury bathroom, modern kitchen, pretty garden. Rent £900 p.c.m., incl. wireless broadband service, council tax and water rates, excluding utilities. No children or pets. Contact or phone 01865 515834.

Available late Feb. Detached, chalet-style house, Sutton Courtenay, Oxfordshire (cul-de-sac in quiet 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 £1,200 p.c.m., deposit £1,600. Council tax (2008–9) £1,682.60. Tel.: 01235 (+44 1235) 834740. Email:

Spacious, fully furnished family home with c.h. Quiet location, Hill Top Rd, Oxford. One and a half miles city centre, near hospitals, schools, parks, golf course and transport including London and Heathrow buses. Open-plan kitchen/dining/sitting room. French doors to garden. Further reception room. Utility/shower/cloakroom. Five bedrooms, bathroom, separate WC. Off-street parking. Suit family, n-s only, £1,650 p.c.m. Tel.: 01865 351745.

Summertown. Edwardian, terraced house on Oakthorpe Rd. Three double, 1 single bedrooms. Two bathrooms, living, dining room, storage/sun room. Full kitchen. Cellar. Off-street parking. Private garden with patio and utility shed. Half block to Summertown shops including M&S and Cooperative, 10 mins. cycle to city centre. Bus route. Room dimensions and photos available, £1,600 p.m. Call 07912 358466 or 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- Dec. 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:

North Oxford : 2-bed, fully furnished, south-facing flat with garage. Shared sunny garden. Living/dining room, kitchen, bathroom and 2 bedrooms. In quiet street off Woodstock Rd. Easy access to bus route into city centre. Rent £900 p.m. Available from 1 Jan. Phone 07764 574700 or email

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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).

Short-term accommodation (1–3 months) for University staff or visiting academics with University association. Central Oxford townhouse (1 bed), easy walking distance from libraries, museums, colleges, £1,300 p.c.m. Includes internet, gas, electricity and local calls. Available between 9 Dec.–2 Mar. and from 6 June. Contact

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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:

One-bedroom flat, Banbury Rd, north Oxford. Third-floor, 1-bedroom apartment in Banbury Rd complex, private balcony. Seven mins. walk from Summertown shops, bus stops to and from city centre outside entrance. Off-street parking, all modern conveniences. Linen and towels provided, broadband/wireless. All costs included in price. From £420 p.w. Tel.: 07787 124247 (mobile) or 01844 237327. Email: Web:

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Office Accommodation Available

Office accommodation in 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 include 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. 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:

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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:

Lake District cottage available over Christmas and New Year and throughout Jan. Beautiful and peaceful setting in Duddon Valley. Two double and 1 twin bedrooms, living and dining rooms, fully equipped kitchen, laundry room, 2 bathrooms. C.h. and 2 log fires. Internet access. Great retreat with excellent walks, £300–£500 p.w. For more information, contact 07767 610671 or

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Houses for Sale

Country cottage in Steeple Aston, opposite open field. There are 3 bedrooms, c.h., kitchen/diner, modern bathroom, lounge with multi-fuel stove, small garage, stone storage outbuilding, large sheltered garden with fruit trees. The village has a school and pre- school, playing fields, shop, pubs, buses to Oxford (12 miles south) and is near rail and motorway links. Available immediately, £295,000. Tel.: 01295 253191. Email:

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