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Oxford University Gazette, 12 February 2009 : Advertisements


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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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University Botanic Garden Event

Fairtrade Faces Trail, Mon., 23 Feb.–Sun., 8 Mar. Explore the glasshouses and garden during Fairtrade Fortnight to find examples of fair-trade crops and find out about the people who grow our favourite fair-trade foods. This activity is free with entry to the Garden. No need to book. Web site: Email: Tel.: 01865 286690.

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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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Painting for Sale

Original water-colour by Valerie Petts of Port Meadow with distant spires of Oxford, framed 88cm x 65cm. View painting and highest offer at Send offers (reserve £325) to Newcomers' Club, 11 Mansfield Rd, Oxford, OX1 3SZ. Closing date 17 Mar. Queries, contact

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

Trinity Kings is based in Oxford and Cambridge. We are one of the leading specialists in commercialisation of innovative fabrics and materials worldwide, with a superb track record of success. If you have developed an innovative new material or fabric, completed and ready to go, please contact, in confidence,

Established since 1996, AA Word Processing offers a professional word processing and data inputting service for all documentation, including manuscripts, theses, dissertations and essays. We also create CVs. More information at For quotations, please contact Alison Adams on 01235 815856 (Didcot) or via

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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.

Bliss Landscape Design. A 2-hour visit to your garden is suggested to prepare sketches for a low-maintenance programme, to be started in Mar. Structure planting. Help offered with planting and pruning of trees, shrubs, climbers, to create a tapestry hedge, a 'green wall', a pergola, a gazebo. Please telephone 01865 515379 for leaflet. Email: Jeanne Bliss, working with owners and head gardeners since 1986.

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Situations Vacant

Braziers Park, near Wallingford, is an adult college run by a long-established idealistic community. We are looking for a Director of Studies to work 1 or 2 days a week to develop and organise weekend courses and workshops. Candidates should be suitably qualified and experienced in adult education. The work might suit someone recently retired from a university post. Further information is available from Jean Robertson:; 01628 522081.

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House Swap

Family home, central Oxford for free! We want to swap our comfortable, 4-bed home, in a quiet street, 5 mins. walk to centre, yet with a garden running directly onto the Thames and looking out onto countryside, for yours, preferably New York or Rome (but other enticing options considered), in autumn, period flexible. Email: No agents!

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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

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:

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 dinning space and conservatory looking onto mature garden and wildlife area. Garage and parking space. Unfurnished, £1,600 p.c.m. Contact Rob: 07816 835520;

Beautifully restored house (from 18th cent.) in centre of pretty village, 6 miles Oxford. Four bedrooms, 3 sitting rooms, farmhouse kitchen, dining room, large study, all mod cons, garden, cleaner. Village all services; good range of shops. Excellent 24-hour bus service to Oxford centre from door (20 mins. journey). Perfect for visiting academic family. Available 1–21 Apr.; 15 July–31 Aug., £460 p.w. Contact:; 01865 483951 (work); 01865 880142 (home).

Deddington: on the edge of the Cotswolds, in beautiful English countryside, with easy access to Oxford and a regular bus service. A 4-bedroom, period terraced house with hallway, sitting room with open fire, dining room, fitted kitchen/breakfast room with fridge and freezer, cloakroom, cellar, 2 first-floor bedrooms, family bathroom, 2 second-floor bedrooms, easy-to-maintain walled garden. Available immediately, unfurnished, £695 p.c.m. Phone 01608 683771.

Houses to let: 1) Available early Feb. Newly refurbished, unfurnished, 4-bedroom (2 double) house in Marston. Ideal for schools. Large kitchen/dining area/living room. Off-road parking for 3 cars, £1,500 p.c.m. 2) Rectory Rd—extremely large, 5-bedroom house. Dining/living room, attractive kitchen, 2 showers. Self-contained basement studio flat. Suit postgraduates/final year medical students, £1,975 p.c.m. Available July. 3) Totally redesigned/refurbished—will be to high standard. Quiet location close to city centre near Thames. Unfurnished/furnished. Available end-Oct., £1,975 p.c.m. For all of the above, contact; 01865 201717. Special offer for Feb.—8% full management. Contact David at Justlets@Oxford on; 01865 201717. Justlets@Oxford have had their hottest ever Jan. All properties let. We need more flats/houses in Oxford. We are a small firm giving a personal service with in-house traders/architect. We let to academics, professors, postgraduates. Contact; 01865 201717.

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.

Observatory St, Oxford (close to Green College, St Antony's and St Anne's, 10 mins. walk from city centre). Mid- terrace house with garden available short term, 2 Apr.–7 May (also over Christmas). Three double bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, sitting room, dining room, kitchen, cloakroom, internet access. Minimum let 3 weeks, £450 p.w. (incl. all bills except telephone). References required. Contact Michael Wills 01865 510980;

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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- 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, newly refurbished modern kitchen, bathroom. Broadband, large secluded garden, off-street parking. Tel./fax: 01865 552400. Mobile: 07789 092274. Email:

Small, well-appointed, comfortable, self- contained flat on top floor of family home for rent within Oxford ring road, suitable for academic or other professional. Available immediately for at least 6 months. Regular bus route, parking unproblematic. Stunning views, c.h., washing machine, dishwasher, and all mod cons. Rent £795 p.c.m., incl. bills except internet and telephone. References required. For further information, email with your details.

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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 let available: from 22 Mar. until the end of Apr., spacious, double room in comfortable, 2-bedroom, Victorian flat in Jericho, central Oxford. Fully furnished, living room, kitchen, and bathroom. Rent £400, inclusive. Please email or telephone 01865 281177.

Cute attic room in a large house in Iffley Fields. Close to the river and a short walk into town. Friendly, groovy, cheerful and relaxed person sought. Garage and garden. Own bathroom, internet, cleaner, £550 incl. bills. It's a quiet house, great for postgrad students. Please 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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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:

Dordogne holiday rental. Stone house with pool, patio, terrace, table tennis in an acre of garden, with a fabulous 270-degree panorama with views to the cliffs of the Dordogne. Sleeps 10 in 6 bedrooms, 2 shower rooms, dishwasher, washer, dryer. 'We were very happily surprised by the magnificent house and brilliant view. Really, a perfect holiday'. Prices £350–£950 p.w. Private owner. Details via 01223 353603 or

Porec, Croatia. Fancy a spring break in the Mediterranean? Lovely apartment in old town, 100m from harbour. Lots of history, glorious Mediterranean light, lovely walks, good restaurants. Sleeps 6, £200 p.w. (or long weekend).Very cheap flights by Ryanair to Trieste or Pula (only 40 mins. away). Contact: or ring 01865 424576.

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:

Mousehole, Cornwall. Dylan Thomas called Mousehole the most beautiful village in England. We have an attractive little harbourside cottage to let for holidays, sleeping 4. Sandy beaches inside, rocky pool outside the harbour walls; fishing allowed off the quays, £195–£500 p.w. Winter breaks: £100 (3 nights). Contact Professor J.C. Dancy, Wharf House, Mousehole, Cornwall, TR19 6RX (Tel.: 01736 731137) for further details.

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:

Holiday house in Catalonia. Well-appointed house in the unspoilt village of Regencós (65 miles northeast of Barcelona), available June–Oct. Superb beaches within a radius of 6 miles. There are 2 self-contained flats, comprising double bedroom, twin bedroom, kitchen, bathroom and lounge/diner. Attractive roof garden, £400 p.w., £750 per fortnight, £1,400 per 4-week period. Ring 01993 810035 or email for further particulars.

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Houses for Sale

Church Cowley. Two-bedroom town house, end- of-barn conversion in private close. Ground floor—entrance hall, dining room with patio doors to garden, kitchen, cloakroom. First floor—2 bedrooms, bathroom. Second floor—large sitting room with original exposed beams. Small, south-facing walled garden. Garage and private parking. Gas c.h. and cooking. Convenient for shops, buses, ring road, 12 mins. bike to city centre, £290,000. Tel.: 01865 770657.

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Seeking House or Flat to Buy

Do you know of a house or flat with garden that I could buy for under £400,000 in central north Oxford (2 beds min.)? Now renting, so can be flexible on timings. Not a development. Old- fashioned is fine. Cash buyer. Tel.: 01865 559953. Email:

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