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Oxford University Gazette, 13 November 2008 : 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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Botanic Garden Christmas Tree

It's a Botanic Garden tradition to dress our Christmas tree with decorations made entirely from plant parts. See how many different plants you can see on the tree! Get ideas for decorations to make at home. Free with entry to the Garden. No need to book. From Sat., 22 Nov. during opening hours at the University Botanic Garden. Email:

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For Potential PGCE Students

Considering teaching? Many do, but aren't yet sure—and a year's commitment to the PGCE is an expensive trial period. Magdalen College School is one of the country's leading schools. It has been at the heart of Oxford and the University for over 500 years. As part of our outreach programme, we offer a limited number of graduates and undergraduates the chance to shadow a member of staff or department for a period of time, ranging from a morning to a week. Interested? Contact Nick Fraser, Academic Deputy, on 01865 242191 or

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Economy Lectures and Discussion

Transforming the Economy. Sat., 22 Nov. The School of Economic Science, Oxford, invites you to a free morning (8.45 am–12.30 pm) of lectures and discussion, with refreshments. At the root of current economic problems are fundamental errors in the way taxes are levied. Work, capital and enterprise are taxed heavily, whilst the surplus created by the community itself is left largely untaxed. How can this be corrected? Find out by spending a morning in pleasant surroundings in the Maison Française, 2–10 Norham Rd, Oxford, OX2 6SE. Lectures and discussion will be led by experienced speakers on taxation and economics. Admission by ticket only (limited numbers). Tickets and further information from: 01865 741116 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:

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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 warwick@thehouseofeden or visit our website at

Exercise and Nutritional Consultant/one- to-one specialist, Alan Gordon, M.Sc B.Sc (Hons 1st)—one of the UK's most highly qualified, with 39 years of experience—recommended by the Nuffield Hospital Trust—author of the stretch techniques book Bodywise Flexibility—recommended in Harpers and Queen magazine—member of the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences and the International Society of Biomechanics. See:

Are you interested in new opportunities? Canada is experiencing a huge manpower shortage due to its aging population. For example, hundreds of positions in colleges and universities are going begging. Certified Canadian immigration consultant, 15 years' experience, available for consultations and assistance with temporary or permanent visa and immigration needs, all at an affordable cost. Please contact: Tel.: 1 514 992 1567. Web:

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.

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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

St John's College, Oxford, has a vacancy for Head Groundsperson, £20,436–£22,332. Experienced and capable person sought to manage day-to-day maintenance of College sports ground. Applicants should be qualified in Amenity Horticulture with certificates for tractor driving and pesticides. The successful candidate will be expected to work as part of a team, organising and caring for all aspects of busy sports ground. St John's is an equal opportunities employer. Application form and further details from: Establishment Secretary, 01865 277326.

St Cross College requires Lunchtime Assistant. Postholder should enjoy busy environment and working with a variety of people. The dining hall operates on a pre-pay, self-service system with members debiting their account before entering the hall. The postholder will operate the till, ensuring all members are debited at the correct payment rate. Hours are weekdays, 12–2 pm, 44 weeks per year. Paid holidays include 2 weeks at Christmas, 2 weeks at Easter and 4 weeks during August. Pay £7.50 p.h. Free lunch provided at 2 pm. Further particulars and application form: Mrs F Hatton, Bursary Administrator, St Cross College, St Giles', Oxford, OX1 3LZ, 01865 278477, Deadline noon, Fri., 28 Nov.

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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:

Pretty, bright, fully furnished, 3-bed home in New Hinksey, 15 mins. walk from Oxford city centre. Two double bedrooms, 1 single with study annexe, living room, dining room, kitchen, 2 bathrooms, pretty garden. Ideal for visiting professional family. Excellent local amenities: park, lake, river, swimming pool, tennis courts, small shops. Available beginning Dec., £1,300 p.m. Tel.: 01865 725856. Email:

Banbury, 3-bed, semi-detached, modern house to let in quiet estate. Four mins. walk to Banbury train station, frequent trains (20 mins.) to Oxford. En suite bedroom, 2 further bedrooms, 2 receptions, downstairs toilet, modern kitchen with all appliances integral garage, garden, g.c.h. Fully furnished, very clean and plainly decorated, £795 p.c.m., excl. all bills and council tax. Available Jan.–Nov./Dec. 2009. Contact: 01295 271881,

A large, attractive, fully furnished, 3/4- bedroom, 2-bathroom, detached house in OX3 with washer, dryer, dishwasher, etc. and a secluded garden. Off-street parking for several cars. Very close to JR hospital, walking distance to Brookes and London bus stop. Suitable for family, professionals or postgraduate students only. Long lease preferred. Available immediately, £1,500 p.c.m. Email or call 01865 766032 for further details or to make viewing arrangements.

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.

Kidlington—a detached, character property with 3 bedrooms, 3 reception rooms with kitchen/breakfast room and conservatory. Has a mature, well-kept garden with a walled orchard. Available now, rent £1,395 p.c.m. Contact Finders Keepers at 01865 311011, website reference 2953,

Summertown—a comfortable, fully furnished, 3-bedroom house with on-street parking. Spacious living area, newly fitted kitchen with breakfast area. Available beginning of Nov. for 6 months. Rent, £1,095 p.c.m. Contact Finders Keepers at 01865 311011, website reference 3576,

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., £1,250 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

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:

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, luxury apartment in Summertown. Two double bedrooms, 1 en suite, separate bathroom with shower over bath. Large, open-plan living/dining area connected to fully fitted modern kitchen with appliances. Secure, gated parking at rear of property, with video entry security system. Located in northern Summertown with great access to Oxford city centre and ring road. For more information, contact College and County on 01865 722722 or email

Banbury Rd—spacious, 3-bedroom, furnished, split-level apartment, ideal to share, in Summertown. Great location with good bus routes into city centre. Available now, rent £1,150 p.c.m. Contact Finders Keepers at 01865 311011, website reference 1828,

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).

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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:

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Flat and Studio for Sale in France

South of France—writer's apartment in ancient Pezenas, Languedoc. Writer's studio (with kitchen, bathroom) plus 1- bed apartment, both overlooking square. Montpellier airport 40 mins., Beziers airport 20 mins. Studio £42,000, apartment £59,000. Email: for photos/information.

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House Sought for Purchase

Young, academic couple with family plans seeks spacious 2/3- bedroom Edwardian/Victorian house (requiring updating welcome) in St Clements, Summertown or central Headington area to move in as soon as possible, up to £250,000. Email: Tel.: 01865 857053.

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