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Oxford University Gazette, 18 December 2008 : Advertisements


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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 this is the final Gazette of Michaelmas Term. Publication for Hilary Term 2009 will begin on 15 January. The usual deadline will continue to apply (see above).

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Volunteers Sought

Are you male; aged 18–45; physically and mentally fit; a fluent English speaker; able to spare 2 half days and 1 full day with an overnight stay; a non-smoker? The Department of Psychiatry is running a study assessing emotional processing in volunteers receiving a dose of a new antidepressant. On study completion, you will receive £320 for your time. Contact 01865 223603 or clinical-trial-105012@psych.ox.ac.uk for information.

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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. 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: 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.

Hope Services is a family-run typesetting company established more than 35 years ago. Based in the heart of Oxfordshire, we specialise in the styling and production of published material. We regularly work on all types of publications including early learning teaching titles; single-author, first-time novels and novellas; academic law books and journals; and social, financial and technical reports. We would be happy to discuss and develop your ideas, and provide you with an individual quote. Please feel free to contact us at Hope Services (Abingdon) Ltd. Tel.: 01235 530439. Web: www.hopeservices.co.uk. Email: mark.harvey@hopeservices.co.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. Member of The Guild of Master Craftsmen. Referrals and examples available. For more information: 01869 343463, warwick@thehouseofeden.co.uk. Web: www.thehouseofeden.co.uk.

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 www.fearcourse.com, email admin@fearcourse.com 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 alanindex@tiscali.co.uk or 01683 221310.

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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.

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 a.king20@btinternet.com.

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Situations Vacant

European School, Culham, requires suitably qualified Sciences Teacher until July to teach Biology, Chemistry and Physics in French for 2 periods each per week to group of Year-5 secondary students (14–16 year olds). Salary: £1,074 gross per month for 6 periods per week. For job description and application form, please email School Secretary at esculham@eursc.org. See also www.eursc.eu and www.esculham.net. Closing date 18 Dec.

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Live-in Cat Sitter Sought

Live-in cat sitter sought for 6–15 Feb. Victorian flat, tidy and warm, and full of books, belonging to ex-history tutor. Location London, N16, Zone 2. Twenty-five mins. from British Library. Would suit responsible graduate student, researcher or retired member of the University. No cost but may ask for a reference. Call 0208 8024048 for further information.

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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 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? 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.

Charming, fully furnished, terraced house in Jericho, suitable for couple or single person, available from mid-Dec. to end of Feb. Ideally situated and beautifully presented. One double bedroom, study, luxury bathroom, modern kitchen, pretty garden. Rent £900 p.c.m., incl. wireless broadband service, council tax and water rates, excluding utilities. No children or pets. Contact ch2186@columbia.edu or phone 01865 515834.

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: diamar@onetel.com.

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.

Beautiful period house in the grounds of St George's Manor, which is a prestigious, gated, Grade II-listed development in Littlemore. High ceilings, Georgian sash windows and lovely views over 12 acres of mature, landscaped grounds. Three bedrooms, 1 with en suite, bathroom, downstairs toilet, kitchen/diner, living room/dining room and garden. Private parking and visitors' parking available. To let furnished (£1,100 p.c.m.) or unfurnished (£1,000 p.c.m.). Tel.: 07789 202758.

Two-bedroom, modern terrace house with garden. Ideally situated in quiet cul-de-sac in Rewley Park next to Sad 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: macdonaldreynell@ntlworld.com.

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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 now. 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: ss.grosvenor@btinternet.com.

Granville Court, London Rd, adjacent Brookes University and South Parks in spacious, well-kept grounds, a furnished, spacious, light, 2-bedroom, 2-bathroom, ground-floor flat. Living/dining with doors to garden, kitchen, bathroom, en suite shower room to larger bedroom. Recently refurbished. Easy access to city centre, hospitals, London buses, etc. Suitable for n-s professional couple or 2 sharers. Available immediately, £900 p.c.m., exclusive of other bills. Email: dorothymyers@gn.apc.org. Tel.: 01865 512149.

Summertown, north Oxford. Studio flat, close to buses and shops. Accommodation comprises bathroom, small kitchen, large room with sleeping area, own telephone line. Suitable for 1 person, n-s, long let preferred. Rent £650 p.m., inclusive of bills. Enquiries: telephone 01865 558029 after 6 pm, mobile 07899 987285 (please text message in first instance, if possible).

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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: 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. 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: john.hemingway@blakeproject.com. Tel.: 01865 883991.

Newly refurbished barn in Wolvercote. Ideal accommodation for academic/professional. Internet access, £900 p.c.m. Tel.: 07798 526252.

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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.

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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.

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: ann.buchanan@socres.ox.ac.uk or ring 01865 424576.

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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: mow@aber.ac.uk.

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