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Oxford University Gazette, 15 January 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 Winter Lecture Series

The University Botanic Garden and Harcourt Arboretum offer the following lectures Thurs., 8 pm, Nelson Mandela Auditorium, Saïd Business School: 12 Feb., Alan Gray: 'The creation of the garden at East Ruston'; 19 Feb., Jekka McVicar: 'Herbs for senses and scents'; 26 Feb., Mirabel Osler: 'There are no right ways to garden, only alternatives'; 12 Mar., Graham Rankin: 'Aberglasney Gardens: the restoration of an Elizabethan garden for the 21st century'; 19 Mar., Chris Marchant: 'The power of creative planting'. Tickets £10. To book: 01865 286690.

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Open Study Days

St Theosevia Centre for Christian Spirituality, 2 Canterbury Rd, Oxford, an ecumenical centre offering study days, Sat., 10.30–4.00: 7 Feb., Dr Nicholas Gendle: 'Medieval art and architecture of Armenia and Georgia'; 21 Feb., Dr Santha Bhattacharji: 'Origins and growth of Christian contemplative prayer'; 7 Mar., Charles Hampton, Jessica Rose and Bishop Basil of Amphipolis: 'Body, mind and spirit—investigating wholeness in the Western and Eastern traditions'. See:

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Double Bass Player Sought

A double bass player is needed by a local amateur orchestra. A loan instrument may be available and transport to Mon. evening rehearsals may be arranged. Additional horn, violin and viola players would also be welcome. For more information, see or phone 01865 558636.

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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:

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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:

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 you! 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 for more information and bookings.

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,

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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.

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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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:

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.

North Oxford bungalow to rent (within ring road, top of Woodstock Rd). Two double beds, 2 baths (1 en suite), kitchen, sitting room and conservatory. Garden. Off-street parking. Suit couple or young family. Unfurnished (can be semi-furnished if required), £1,200 p.c.m. (excluding all bills). Available immediately. Tel.: 01865 435862.

Two-bedroom, modern terrace house with garden. Ideally situated in quiet cul-de-sac in Rewley Park next to Saïd Business School and close to Oxford city centre, train and bus stations. Fully furnished and fitted in excellent condition, gas c.h., washer/drier, TV. Ample storage space in attic with ladder access. French doors to garden. Reserved parking space. Available minimum 6 months from early Feb., £1,100 p.c.m. Tel.: 01865 421234. Email:

Lucerne Rd, Summertown, OX2 7QB. Period: 1 Apr.–30 Dec. Available space: large living room, bedroom, bedroom/study, 2 bathrooms, piano, quiet garden with pond. Convenient access to the University and the city centre by bus, bicycle path or by a pleasant walk. Easy walking distance to local shops. This house should prove ideal for visiting academics. For further details, please contact:

Beautiful Cotswold stone cottage on quiet hillside lane, with far-reaching views over Windrush Valley; 2 bedrooms, kitchen, bathroom, living room with exposed beams, dining room, conservatory, garden, single garage; semi-detached. Located 13 miles from Oxford in Crawley, a hamlet near Witney (car-share possibilities for commute). Rent £750 p.c.m., unfurnished/partly furnished; available immediately, short or long term. Call 01993 779425 or email

Exceptional 5-bedroom house, Woodstock Rd, Witney. Modern, semi-detached house over 3 floors: 5 double bedrooms (2 en suite); family bathroom with jacuzzi bath; lounge; dining room; family room with large, well-appointed kitchen including American-style fridge/freezer and Miele washing machine. Spectacular master bedroom with vaulted ceiling and balcony. Gas under-floor c.h., carpeted and tiled throughout. Double garage and garden. Available now, £1,695 p.m. Contact Kathy Thomson 07730 402916.

Short-term let, mid-Jan.–1 Apr., wing of manor house. Five bedrooms, furnished. South Oxfordshire village. See: Contact: Alison Bird on 01491 843022.

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.

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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- Mar. 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:

Available now. Modern decor and furnishings, 1 bedroom, living room, kitchen, bathroom, c.h. All facilities. Private parking. Quiet Banbury Rd location, ½ mile city centre. N-s. Monthly rental £690. Contact 01993 852196.

Central north Oxford. Self-contained flat in friendly, academic household. Kitchen/living room, bedroom, sitting room/study, bathroom, use of large garden. Would suit postgraduate couple. Available from Feb. Viewing essential, £740 p.c.m., inclusive of bills. Email:

Elegant, ground-floor apartment in north Oxford, featuring large drawing room with dining area, fully fitted kitchen, bathroom with shower, and an additional office space. Two bedrooms, 1 very large double and 1 single, as well as a garage. The apartment is furnished to a very high standard—great location with easy access to the city centre. For more information, please contact College and County on 01865 722722 or email

Available Feb. Central Headington. Furnished, two-bed flat close to all hospitals and amenities. Fitted kitchen/diner and WM. Large sitting room. Bathroom and separate shower. C.h. and double glazing. Off-street parking. Rent £775 p.c.m. Tel.: 01865 768504. Mobile: 07795 423273.

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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 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. Self-contained annexe of private house in Cassington, 3 miles west of Oxford along A40. N-s only. Weekly £250, monthly £850, everything included. Email: Tel.: 01865 883991.

Female wanted to share small, unmodernised, north Oxford house (Frenchay Rd) with 1 other female. Own, very large, ground-floor room, share kitchen and bathroom. N-s essential. Suit postgraduate/mature student/teacher, etc., who likes peace and quiet. Rent £230 p.c.m. plus share of council tax, electricity, water, gas bills. One- year minimum let. Available immediately. Contact

Modern, quiet and light single and double studio apartments and 2-bedroom flat available for short- or medium-term rental—weekly or monthly. Pleasantly situated in east Oxford, 10 mins. walk to Magdalen Bridge, 5 mins. to shops, etc. Self-contained, fully furnished (including linen) and equipped for cooking, laundry (washer/dryer) plus wireless broadband, flat-screen TV, DVD, CD player, c.h. Serviced and fresh linen weekly. Off-road car parking. Tel.: 07504 927615. 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:

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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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:

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.

Bayonne old town—triplex apartment in historic centre. Two double, 2 single bedrooms, bathroom, shower room, separate toilet, open-plan kitchen dining/sitting room. Not young-children friendly. Easy access beaches, Biarritz, interior of Basque country, Bilbao, etc. Free parking 5 mins. walk. Available anytime, £600 p.w. Email: Tel.: 00 33 559347422.

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.

Tuscany near Bagni di Lucca. Farmhouse sleeps 8 in 4 double/twin bedrooms. Own 15m swimming pool. Rural hillside position with wonderful views. Restaurant nearby, village about 1 mile. Pisa 1 1/4 hours, Florence 1 1/2 hours. July, Aug. £1,200 p.w., Sept. £750 p.w. Email: or phone 01869 331566.

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.

French house situated in the quiet village of Rodes, in the foothills of the Pyrenees, La Maison aux Volets Bleus is a fully furnished holiday home for up to 6 people. The location offers visitors fantastic walking, excellent beaches and the beautiful and varied scenery of the Roussillon wine region. Available all year round. Visit the website at and/or contact Tim Davies on 01865 343558 or

France: Charente/Dordogne border. Fully restored, early 19th-century luxurious house in Villebois-Lavalette. Five bedrooms (4 with modernized en suite bathrooms); 2 bedrooms are interconnected and could be family suite. We do limit the number of guests to 8. Heated swimming pool 5m x 10m. Available early May to mid-Oct., £1,400 p.w. See website (has contact email address)

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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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