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Oxford University Gazette, 9 October 2008 : Advertisements


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Botanic Garden Event

RSPB Feed the Birds Day, Sat., 25 Oct., 11 am--3.30 pm. Build bird boxes, dissect owl pellets, plus fun craft activities. Adults £3, children free. University Botanic Garden, 01865 286690. Enquiries: catherine.macleod-smith@rspb.org.uk or 07768 632249. [910 gratis Botanic Gardens]

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The Lungs of Planet Earth at Harcourt Arboretum

Come to Harcourt Arboretum this half-term holiday for our Big Draw activities. Explore our beautiful 80 acres. Create an autumn collage using natural materials, inspired by our trees. Learn why forests are important and why we need to look after them. Help complete our large forest banner by adding your very own tree. Part of Oxfordshire's Planet Earth Season. Free with Arboretum entry (adults £3, children free, University staff and students free). Free parking. Tues., 28 Oct. Arboretum open 10–5 (last admission 4.15); drop-in session 12–4. Harcourt Arboretum, Nuneham Courtenay, postmaster@obg.ox.ac.uk, 01865 343501.

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Open Morning

Sixth Form Open Morning, d'Overbroeck's College, 8 Nov., 10 am–12.30 pm. All welcome. 'Quite possibly the leading independent sixth form in the UK' (Good schools guide 2008). Coeducational, 240 students, 50 per cent grade A at A-level this summer. Sixth form scholarship applications deadline Mon., 10 Nov. (academic, art, performing arts, science and environmental awards). For more information, please telephone 01865 310000. Web: www.doverbroecks.com.

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Book Launch

O Books are sponsoring the launch of Barry Cottrell's new book The way beyond the shaman: birthing a new earth consciousness at the Friends Meeting House, 43 St Giles', Oxford on Sat., 11 Oct. from 10–5 as part of Oxfordshire's Planet Earth Season. Two short talks at 11 and 3. Other related O Books titles will be on display. Website: www.earth-awareness.com. Email: barrycottrell@earth-awareness.com. Tel.: 01793 784985.

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Concert

Oxford Chamber Music Society's concert in Holywell Music Room, Sun., 19 Oct. at 3 pm. Colin Carr (cello) and Thomas Sauer (piano) play Beethoven's Variations on 'Bei Mannern', Brahms' Sonata in F op 99, Schumann's Adagio and Allegro and Beethoven's Sonata in D op 102 no 2. Tickets from Oxford Playhouse at 01865 305305, www.ticketsoxford.com or at the door. Free Cavatina tickets for 8–22 year-olds (ID).

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Men's Group

The Oxford Men's Group: a supportive group for personal growth through group engagement. We are seeking new members to share our journey. We meet in east Oxford 1 evening every 3 weeks. Please call Thomas on 07960 496806 for further information.

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Lecture

Lucy Winkett (Canon of St Paul's Cathedral, with responsibility for music and liturgy in the Cathedral) will speak on 16 Oct., 8 pm: 'From iPod to evensong: the mission of the Church in music.' The first lecture in a series on Mission and the Arts, at CMS, Crowther Centre for Mission Education, Watlington Rd, Oxford.

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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.newcomersclub.googlepages.com.

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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. 9.30–5, 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: summertown@020.mbe.uk.com. Also at 94 London Rd, Oxford. Tel.: 01865 741729. Fax: 01865 742431. Email: staff@mbeheadington.co.uk.

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: rob@robguthrie.com. Web: www.robguthrie.com.

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: enquiries@instructortraining.org.uk. Website: www.instructortraining.org.uk.

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 cliveroberts@talktalk.net 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 warwick@thehouseofeden or visit our website at www.thehouseofeden.co.uk.

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.

Efficient lighting. Long-lasting, bright, low-energy replacements for all your light bulbs, even leds (light emitting diodes) instead of halogen. Stunning, dedicated fittings to transform a room, including floor and table lamps and outside lights. Design advice. Web: www.efficientlight.co.uk. Tel.: 0800 043 8893.

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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 www.dpgardening.co.uk for more information.

Tidy Outlook garden maintenance. Grass cutting, hedge trimming, pruning, lopping, leaf sweeping and clearance. Regularly, occasionally or just once. Small jobs very welcome. Tidy Outlook is a new name for John and Andrew. John has been gardening in and around Oxford for 30 years and has now been joined by his son, Andrew. Please phone 01235 532136 or 07814 783270 or see www.tidyoutlook.co.uk.

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Tuition Offered

Russian lessons. Native speaker, professional teacher. Any level. Flexible times. Email: veraroot@gmail.com. Tel.: 01865 318101.

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Situations Vacant

Carer. We are looking for a friendly, reliable person with a sense of humor to help with practical tasks, cooking, shopping and for company on small excursions. This role would suit a postgraduate student. Pay £9 p.h., references required. For more information, please contact 07877 868374.

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Houses to Let

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 www.qbman.co.uk 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: info@qbman.co.uk.

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: www.oxfordlet.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.

Temple Cowley: 3-bedroom house in quiet road, close to Oxford Business Centre, 10 mins. drive to Oxford's main hospitals, 2 mins. walk to bus stops and Temple Cowley shopping centre. Newly decorated. Sitting room, large kitchen/dining area, bathroom, cloakroom and lovely south-facing garden. Ideal for professionals or visiting academic family. Available from Oct. for 3–12 months, £1,100 p.c.m. For more information, call 07963 832333.

North Oxford . Beautiful, Victorian, end- of-terrace family home in Summertown, with original features including working fireplace in sitting room. Four bedrooms, en suite shower room and separate family bathroom. Light kitchen/diner with Aga, gas hob and all white goods, 75-ft mature rear garden with attractive summerhouse. Close to shops, restaurants and amenities. Available immediately for 6–12-month let (unfurnished), £2,100 p.c.m. Professional couple or family. Contact Tris on 01865 883856.

North Oxford bungalow to rent, 2 beds, 2 baths, kitchen, sitting room and conservatory. Off-street parking. Lovely garden. Excellent residential area with easy access to centre. Furnished or unfurnished, £1,200 p.c.m., excl. all bills and council tax if applicable. Available mid-Oct. Tel.: 01865 435862. Email: jsherbrooke@hotmail.com.

SW London, 4-bed house to rent. Easy access to Richmond tube/railway. Two baths, cloakroom, kitchen/diner, 2 receptions. Lovely garden. Off-street parking. Newly decorated. Furnished or unfurnished, £2,500 p.c.m., excl. all bills and council tax if applicable. Available immediately. Tel.: 01865 435862. Email: jsherbrooke@hotmail.com.

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.

NW London: 3-bed, family house to rent on quiet road near shops and transport links. Double reception room, large eat-in kitchen, downstairs WC, 3 double bedrooms and family bathroom. Large garden. Available un/furnished for long let, £1,650 p.c.m. Please contact adam@silverstein.net.

Three-bedroom, furnished, family home on Iffley Rd. Kitchen/breakfast room, dining room, sitting room and en suite master bedroom. Off-road parking. Garden. Available end of Nov. to end of Feb., £1,900 p.c.m., incl. utilities and broadband. Tel.: 01869 327577.

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Flats to Let

Summertown flat, 300 yards from shops. Large, furnished bed-sitter, kitchenette, bathroom, c.h., self-contained on second floor of family house. Rent includes all bills, except hot water heater. Reduced rent for 1 quiet, n-s, long-term tenant (minimum 1 year, preferred longer). Yearly contract and references required. Suitable for 1 person only. Free now. Email: simon.altmann@bnc.ox.ac.uk.

Central/north Oxford—spacious and light, 2-bedroom, unfurnished, top-floor apartment in a great location, perfect for an academic couple. Short walk to University Parks and city centre. Available now, rent £1,150 p.c.m. Contact Finders Keepers on 01865 311011. Website reference: 1597, www.finders.co.uk.

Summertown. Bright, 2-bedroom apartment located on the first floor of a pleasant, small block of flats. Two double bedrooms, modern bathroom, large living room and separate kitchen/breakfast room. G.c.h., new appliances (incl. dishwasher), balcony, garage, and communal bicycle shed. Very close to sports centre and shops and easy access to centre/University. Suitable for n-s academics, postgraduates and professionals. Available now furnished/unfurnished, £900 p.m. Tel.: 07901 705921. Email: davide.pero@nottingham.ac.uk.

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Accommodation Offered

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: dvl23@talktalk.net.

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).

Short-term lets available, weekly or monthly, in comfortable and spacious 1-bedroom flat. Fully furnished, double bedroom with en suite bathroom, open-plan living area, kitchen, wireless broadband, Freeview TV, all linen and towels, ample parking. Totally self- contained annexe of private house in Cassington, 3 miles west of Oxford along A40. N-s only. Weekly £250, monthly £825, everything included. Email: john.hemingway@blakeproject.com. Tel.: 01865 883991.

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., including internet, gas and electricity, and local calls. Available from 1 Oct. Contact: daniel.burt@orinst.ox.ac.uk.

North Oxford . Short let, 3 weeks to 3 months. Independent, male graduate wanted to share quiet house facing Port Meadow. Spacious room with share of kitchen, adjacent dining room and bathroom. Internet link available. Rent £70 p.w., incl. fuel. A second room negotiable. Please telephone 01865 515379.

Independent male to share large, quiet, detached house in Woodstock, near bus stop. Own room, £90 p.w., incl. heating. Tel.: 01993 812595.

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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 www.weeklyhome.com for details of all accommodation. Or email info@weeklyhome.com, 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: admin@oxfordshortlets.co.uk. Web: www.oxfordshortlets.co.uk.

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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: info@qbman.co.uk. Or visit our website, 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.

Professor on sabbatical visit requires small, furnished house or flat with double bedroom, preferable in north Oxford, for himself and occasional visits by wife, for up to 1 year from 1 Dec., at reasonable rent. Alternatively, he could accept 1-month let while he house-searches. Happy to house sit. Please contact bwayne@physchem.ox.ac.uk for details.

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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: haroldcarter@mac.com.

Holiday cottage in Snape, Suffolk, within minutes of Snape Maltings Concert Hall and close to Aldeburgh and the Suffolk coast. Newly renovated and beautifully set up, sleeps 5. Two twin/double and 1 single, woodburning stove, under-floor heating. Full details on www.abbeyfarmhouse.co.uk or ring Mary James on 01728 687473 for a brochure.

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Houses for Sale

Four-bedroom, detached house with garage for £280,000 (negotiable). Low-crime, bike-friendly, child-friendly area near park, shops, etc. Wildlife garden. Edge of countryside. Unbelievable? It's in Bicester! Sale through agent but more information (including ways to travel to Oxford) from: anne.watson@education.ox.ac.uk.

Summertown, north Oxford. A 5- bedroom, detached house in a quiet location (private drive access off side road). Private parking for 3 or 4 cars. South-facing, walled garden and detached garden playroom/games room. Within easy walking distance of frequent buses, shops, public library, Esporta gym/swimming pool, etc. Several excellent schools nearby. Tel.: 01865 558331.

Lovely, terraced house in Littlemore, within easy reach of the ring road, science park and local amenities. Regular buses to town centre or 20 mins. cycle. Two bedrooms, airy, open-plan living/dining room. Well-cared-for back garden (southwest facing) with patio, lawn, mature shrubs, garden shed, off-road parking, £170,000 (no stamp duty—ideal first-time buy). Email: louise.sumner@admin.ox.ac.uk. Tel.: 07811 384554 / 01865 711834.

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Flat for Sale

Retirement flat. Diamond Court, Summertown, north Oxford. Sitting room, double bedroom, bathroom, kitchen. Sunny second floor by lift. Opposite Ferry Centre, GP, easy walk to shops, library and cafes of South Parade. Bus stop opposite, car parking on site. Pretty and quiet communal gardens, free use of laundry. House manager. Suit 60- plus, £172,250. No stamp duty. Bargain for area! Please phone 01865 251223 (home) or 01865 482656 (work). Email: c.ritchie@brookes.ac.uk.

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