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Oxford University Gazette, 19 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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Funeral announcement

Nye, Peter Hague, FRS, Emeritus Reader in Soil Science and Founding Fellow of St Cross College, died peacefully on Friday, 13 February, after a long illness. The funeral will be held at Oxford Crematorium on Thursday, 26 February, at 12 noon.

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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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Chair of Trustees Sought

Toynbee Hall seeks a new Chair of Trustees. Toynbee Hall has worked with the poorest members of society for 125 years, improving lives through hands-on work in east London to influence policy and deliver positive social change. This is an exciting role leading the organisation in its next phase of development. Ideally, you have a strong record in organisational leadership, a demonstrable commitment to positive social change and an excellent understanding of issues facing the voluntary sector. No remuneration for post but expenses paid. Closing date 11 Mar. Further information and application pack:;; 020 7392 2966. For other volunteering opportunities at Toynbee Hall: 020 7392 2962.

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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:

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.

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.

Bespoke garden design: Chelsea gold medalist, RHS judge, consultant to Hertford College and University of Georgia at Oxford, with 25 years' experience, offers consultation, layout and planting plans, construction details, plant supply and project management. Contact Jacquie Gordon, BA Dipl LA (Glos). Tel.: 01531 822743 or 07709 684976. Email: Web:

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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.

Azad University requires a part-time librarian working 2 days a week at the Oxford branch in Farmoor on a 6- month contract. Key responsibilities include planning of library strategy and its implementation. M.Sc in library science or professional equivalent essential. Understanding of digital sources management and technological developments is also required. Pro rata salary at £22,000–25,000. Please send CVs to Christine Webb at

If you would like some part-time secretarial work in congenial surroundings, and you relish the idea of turning chaos into order, please come to help us set up a home office and dig us out of the papers that surround us. We are a retired couple in Headington with a broad variety of interests. You will be appreciated! Ring us on 01865 738986 or email

The parish of Cowley St John requires a part-time Parish Office Manager who will work closely with the Vicar, dealing with a wide variety of tasks. Strong admin skills are required, and people skills, with significant responsibilities involved. Twelve hours p.w. (some fixed, some flexible). Possibility of school holidays. Payment to be negotiated. Closing date: 2 Mar. Details available from the Vicar:

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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:

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.

Available May and June: family home in Iffley Borders. Three bedrooms, garden, off-road parking and good local amenities. Close to Iffley Village, river walks and local pubs. Excellent bus connections to city centre 2 mins. walk. All mod cons (WiFi, dishwasher, Freeview digital TV, etc.). Fully furnished, £1,200 p.c.m. Call 01865 274044 for further details or email

Southmoor Rd—newly refurbished 4-bedroom Victorian family home. Large open-plan kitchen/living/dining area, further reception room, 4 double bedrooms (1 with en suite shower room), family bathroom, downstairs cloakroom and garden. Available now, unfurnished, £2,700 p.c.m. For details, please contact Sarah at Lucy Properties. Tel.: 01865 559973. Email: Web:

Jericho—newly built, spacious, detached 4-bedroom family home located on a gated development a short walk from Oxford city centre and train station. Sitting/dining room, kitchen, further reception room, downstairs cloakroom, 4 double bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, enclosed garden and off-street parking for 2 cars. For details, please contact Rachel at Lucy Properties. Tel.: 01865 559973. Email: Web:

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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:

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 apartment for rent, Mar. and Apr., Woodstock Rd, £900 p.c.m. Contact

Quiet mews flat in London W2 near Hyde Park to rent. Two beds, bright and airy, high ceilings, good-size sitting room, Bosch appliances, close to 5 tube lines, shops and bars. Available immediately, £475 p.w. Contact or 07713 638627.

Comfortable flat in central north Oxford near St Hugh's available May–July. Suitable for 1 or 2 non-smokers, £800 p.c.m., to include utilities and broadband. Deposit and reference required. Tel.: 01865 514983.

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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).

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:

Very inexpensive accommodation in prime position offered in small, unmodernised, north Oxford house near Port Meadow. Own very large downstairs room. Share kitchen and bathroom with 1 other. Female and n-s essential. Suit mature academic type who likes peace and quiet, £230 p.c.m. plus share of council tax, water, electricity and gas bills. One-year minimum let. Available now. 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:

Short-let apartments—choice of studio or 1-bedroom apartment, furnished and equipped to high standard and conveniently located in Jericho, a short walk from Oxford city centre and train station. Ideal for anyone visiting Oxford for short period who prefers home comforts. Available for minimum 1 week. From £400 p.w., inclusive of bills and unlimited internet access. For details, please contact Lucy Properties. Tel.: 01865 559973. 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:

Visiting professor from New Zealand seeks house-sit from mid-June to mid-July, Headington area or walking distance to NOC, JR, Churchill ideal, dates flexible. Happy to care for pets. Email Jill at

Two quiet, mature, creative Oxford graduate friends seek a low-cost 2/3-bed property with garden for long let, unfurnished or basic. We: are conscientious working people experienced in maintenance, decorating, and gardening; resourceful, environmentally committed, appreciative of nice surroundings; will tend everything to the owner's standards. You: are not seeking great profits and want decent tenants who manage themselves. From Apr.? No agencies please. Contact; 01865 204916.

Australian academic family seeking 3- bedroom, fully furnished house in central or N/NE Oxford from Apr.–Aug., inclusive. Contact Assoc. Prof. Paul Baird at

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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:

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.

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.

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.

French Riviera: 2-bedroom, quiet, fully equipped flat with large terrace and magnificent sea views, 50m from the sea near Le Lavandou (between Toulon and St Tropez) available for rent. Comfortably sleeps 5. Direct RyanAir connection from Stansted. Price £150–440 p.w., depending on season. Available during Easter vacation. Not available from 12 July–9 Aug. See photos and details at or email

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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.

Florence Park. Bright, 3-bedroom, semi- detached house near the park in quiet street. Ground floor—dining room/sitting room, large kitchen, bathroom/WC and garden. First floor—bedrooms, library/study. Medium-sized mature garden. Private parking. G.c.h. and fully double glazed. Convenient for shops, buses, ring road, 20 mins. bike to city centre, £260,000. Tel.: 01865 770706.

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Seeking House or Flat for Sale

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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