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Oxford University Gazette, 5 March 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 Hilary Term will be published on 12, 19 and 26 March. Publication for Trinity Term 2009 will begin on 23 April. The usual deadline will continue to apply (see above).

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Volunteer Guides Required

The Bodleian Library offers local, national and foreign visitors the opportunity to learn more about the historic buildings and history of the library's collections at the heart of the University. For over 20 years, guided tours of the library have been conducted by a team of enthusiastic and knowledgeable volunteers. We are looking for candidates with an ability and desire to communicate accurate information in a clear, friendly manner. Full training, information and support given. For more information or application form, contact 01865 277216.

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'Beowulf's Boxer-shorts'

1,300 years of English poetry stripped down to its rhythmic essentials

Michael George Gibson, who intends to stand for election to the Professorship of Poetry, will present this show (poetry, and some music) at 6 pm on Wed., 11 Mar., in the Danson Room, Trinity College. All members of the University are welcome to attend and booking is not required. Admission is free.

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Singing Lessons Required

Singing lessons required. Complete beginner (38) seeks patient tutor for introduction to singing. Available weekdays between 5–8 pm or lunchtimes if near Wellington Square. Please email

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Healthy Volunteers Required

The Department of Psychiatry is running a research study to assess emotional processing in healthy male volunteers receiving a single dose of a new drug for possible antidepressant and anxiolytic action. To volunteer, you must be: male; aged 18–45 (inclusive); fit and well, both physically and mentally; a fluent English speaker; able to spare 2 1/2 days and 1 full day with overnight stay; a non- or light smoker. On completion of study, you will be paid £320 plus travel expenses. More information: 01865 522966 or

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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: http://oxforduniversity.newco

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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:

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.

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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.

Bespoke garden design: Chelsea gold medalist, RHS judge, consultant to Hertford College and University of Georgia at Oxford, with 25 years' experience, offers consultation, layout and planting plans, construction details, plant supply and project management. Contact Jacquie Gordon, BA Dipl LA (Glos). Tel.: 01531 822743 or 07709 684976. Email: Web:

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Situations Vacant

Oxford University Language Centre seeks part- time, term-time only (10 weeks) clerical support assistant. Mon. and Tues. evenings, starting 20 Apr. Salary £14,867–18,550 p.a. (pro rata). Previous experience in similar or related work. Must be computer literate with excellent spoken and written English, good telephone manner. Send CV (include name, address, phone, email of 2 referees) and covering letter, describing relevant experience, to Mrs Christine Mitchell, Oxford University Language Centre, 12 Woodstock Rd, Oxford OX2 6HT (tel.: 01865 283361, fax: 01865 283366). We recommend reading the further particulars before applying. Closing date Fri., 6 Mar. at noon. Interviews Fri., 13 Mar. Post available at least 1 year. The University is an Equal Opportunities Employer. Further details: (type 'clerical assistant post' in subject line), 01865 283360 or

The Institute of Conservation (Icon), Chantry Library, Grove Cottage, Oxford seeks Library and Information Manager full-time, 1 year with possibility of extension, £27,000–30,000. The library is the resource centre of Icon, providing practice-based and research-led information to support work of members and raise awareness of heritage conservation issues. Seeking an imaginative, forward-thinking person to develop the educational potential of the library, and use their understanding of new technologies and e- communication to broaden access and appeal. Closes 27 Mar. Further particulars and application:

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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:

Wheatley Village, stone, detached cottage. Comfortable, furnished, 3 bedrooms (2 double, 1 single). Lounge 15ft x 14ft, kitchen/diner 15ft x 10ft. Upstairs bathroom and toilet, downstairs toilet. Small garage plus parking space, g.c.h. Loft space, medium-sized cellar, small gardens. Near bus stop (to and from Oxford), close to post office, village shops. Easy connection to M40. Rent £885 p.c.m. (excl. utilities, council tax). Available now. Contact 01932 563335 for appointment.

Available May and June: family home in Iffley Borders. Three bedrooms, garden, off-road parking and good local amenities. Close to Iffley Village, river walks and local pubs. Excellent bus connections to city centre 2 mins. walk. All mod cons (WiFi, dishwasher, Freeview digital TV, etc.). Fully furnished, £1,200 p.c.m. Call 01865 274044 for further details or email

Southmoor Rd—newly refurbished 4-bedroom Victorian family home. Large open-plan kitchen/living/dining area, further reception room, 4 double bedrooms (1 with en suite shower room), family bathroom, downstairs cloakroom and garden. Available now, unfurnished, £2,700 p.c.m. For details, please contact Sarah at Lucy Properties. Tel.: 01865 559973. Email: Web:

Jericho—newly built, spacious, detached 4-bedroom family home located on a gated development a short walk from Oxford city centre and train station. Sitting/dining room, kitchen, further reception room, downstairs cloakroom, 4 double bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, enclosed garden and off-street parking for 2 cars. For details, please contact Rachel at Lucy Properties. Tel.: 01865 559973. Email: Web:

Comfortable 3-bedroom house in a quiet cul-de-sac in Headington Quarry available early Mar., preferably for a long let. The house has 2 good reception rooms, moderately sized garden with shed and off-street parking. It is well situated for access to the hospitals and is near bus routes into Oxford, London and the airports. Available unfurnished or partly furnished for £950 p.m. For further details, contact or ring 01865 738986.

A delightful, detached, 2-bedroom, Cotswold stone period cottage is available from 1 Apr. for rent in the peaceful, sought-after village of Wootton (7 miles from Oxford) near Blenheim Palace, Woodstock. A wood-burning stove, built-in bookshelves in 1 double bedroom and a well-tended garden. Suitable for a n-s single professional or a visiting academic couple. Car essential, £750 p.c.m. Tel.: 01235 446802. Email:

Central Oxford (OX3). Family house for cat lovers: 1 Aug.–15 Oct. Suits mature academic and family. Three bedrooms, living room, large kitchen, 3 baths, beautiful conservatory, garden, fully furnished. Near bus route, bike path. Reduced rent for minding 3 cats and garden (£1,000 p.m.). Please contact Herb Marsh, 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: 2 ground-floor flats available, 10 mins. walk to city centre, main University buildings, parks, close to river. Available June. 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, fully equipped kitchen, bathroom. Broadband, large secluded garden, off-street parking. Tel./fax: 01865 552400. Mobile: 07789 092274. Email:

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

Two-bedroom apartment for rent, Mar. and Apr., Woodstock Rd, £900 p.c.m. Contact

Flat for rent in Paris: 85 sq m, 2 bedrooms, 1 study, dining room, sitting room, fully equipped kitchen, bathroom, separate toilet. Fully furnished. Situated near the Place des Abbesses, marché Lepic, and all possible shops. Near metro stops (Pigalle, Abbesses, Place de Clichy), bus stops, and conveniently placed for the RER. Rent: €2,000 p.m. Available from 1 May as well as for next academic year. Email:

Various houses/flats to let around the London M25 area. Short-term lets only, i.e., less than 3 months. Ideal for summer/winter breaks. For more information, please email us at Web:

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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).

Nice single room in a modern house in Jericho (OX2), available from mid-Mar. Sharing with 3 postdocs. Four- bedroom, 2-bathroom house with large open-plan kitchen/dining area, separate lounge and a small garden. Rent £445 p.c.m. plus bills (water, gas, electric, TV licence, council tax) plus £7.50 p.c.m. for wireless broadband. Postdocs, grad students or young professionals preferred. Contact:

North Oxford room in recently renovated house within short walking distance of shops, bus stops, parks and sports facilities. Furnished with sofabed, desk, bookshelf and cupboard space. Wireless broadband, g.c.h., smoke alarms, kitchen cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/drier. Short lets of 3–12 months for n-s. Rent £110 p.w. (inclusive of gas and electricity, council tax and water rate charges). For further information 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:

Short-let apartments—choice of studio or 1-bedroom apartment, furnished and equipped to high standard and conveniently located in Jericho, a short walk from Oxford city centre and train station. Ideal for anyone visiting Oxford for short period who prefers home comforts. Available for minimum 1 week. From £400 p.w., inclusive of bills and unlimited internet access. For details, please contact Lucy Properties. Tel.: 01865 559973. 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:

Visiting professor from New Zealand seeks house-sit from mid-June to mid-July, Headington area or walking distance to NOC, JR, Churchill ideal, dates flexible. Happy to care for pets. Email Jill at

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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, Nozzano Castello. Fifteen mins. from Lucca, Pisa and seaside. Restored, fully furnished and equipped, stone barn for rentals any time of year. Upstairs: double bedroom with en suite bathroom (shower); ground floor: living room with en suite kitchen and second bathroom; basement room with single and double sofa bed and adjoining laundry room. Small garden. Sleeps 6. Email: Tel.: 0039 583 327145.

Northern Cyprus. Villa with pool. Sleeps 5/6. Close Esentepe village with spectacular views over the Med., 20 mins. drive east of Kyrenia, 7 mins. from 18-hole golf course and 10 mins. from huge, sandy beach. From £475 p.w. Email: Tel.: 01993 868892.

Cevennes. Mediterranean climate, dramatic mountain scenery, superb walking/riding/river-swimming. Roman Provence/Rhone vineyards. Two spacious, refurbished, c.h. apartments with covered terraces in stone 'mas' near Mont Lozere; sleeping 8 and 5/6. Shady gardens/boules/barbecue, quiet hamlet—near shops. N/s, please. Available separately, but particularly suitable for families wishing to holiday together but retain independence. From £245 p.w. Easy access via cheap flights Nimes/Montpellier. Further details: 01527 541360.

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:

Le Marche, central Italy. Tastefully converted, 18th-century farmhouse set in 1.7 acres of land on edge of Sibillini National Park. Sleeps 12 comfortably, 11m pool. Fantastic views of Sibillini mountains and rolling hills below. Hilltop villages, restaurants with authentic cuisine. Area offers hiking, canoeing, fishing, riding, rock climbing, 45 mins. from beaches, 1 hour Ancona airport. Available June–Oct. From £750 p.w. Tel.: 01865 513739. Email: .

For rent France, Dordogne: restored stone house on a hillside overlooking the Dordogne valley and close to medieval châteaux. New kitchen/dining room, living room, 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, swimming pool 12m x 6m. Sleeps 6/7. May, June, Sept. £750 p.w., July, Aug. £950. Tel.: 07798 828758. Email:

Italy, Le Marche. Spacious, 3-bedroom house in quiet, rural location, 20 mins. Urbino, 40 mins. to clean, sandy beaches. Sleeps 6. Large bathroom, large sitting room, kitchen/dining room, c.h. Terrace with magnificent views and small garden area, £250 p.w. Email or phone 01865 276543 (work) or 01865 351754 (home) for photographs and further details.

Wells-next-the-Sea, Norfolk. On central green near harbour. Georgian cottage, 3 bedrooms, sleeps 5–6. Washer, fridge, cooker, toaster, TV, heating. Parking outside, small gardens. Ring 01223 356384. Email:

Slovakia. A timber cottage deep in unspoilt forests surrounded by medieval castles. Near medieval town on the UNESCO World Heritage list with leisure centre, tennis courts, swimming pools'. Over 40% of Slovakia is covered by forest, more than Switzerland or Norway. Ideal for walking holidays, biking, bird watching, fishing. Sleeps 4–6, 2 bedrooms, each with en suite bathroom, catering available. Cottage £250–390 p.w. Tel.: 01844 339754. Web:

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Houses for Sale

Florence Park. Bright, 3-bedroom, semi-detached house near the park in quiet street. Ground floor—dining room/sitting room, large kitchen, bathroom/WC and garden. First floor—bedrooms, library/study. Medium-sized mature garden. Private parking. G.c.h. and fully double glazed. Convenient for shops, buses, ring road, 20 mins. bike to city centre, £260,000. Tel.: 01865 770706.

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House for Sale or Rent

A detached family house situated in a quiet close in Kennington, Oxford (Oxford 3 miles and Abingdon 3 miles). Four bedrooms, 2 bathrooms (1 en suite), shower room, sitting room, dining room, kitchen/breakfast room, hall, garage and garden. The house has been completely renovated and redecorated. The main bedroom with bathroom en suite is on the ground floor with 3 further bedrooms on the first floor. The sitting room has sliding glazed doors onto a rear terrace and the south- facing garden. Internal area 1,903 sq ft/177 sq m. Freehold, £469,950. Rental, £1,750 p.m. Contact:

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