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Oxford University Gazette, 19 March 2009 : Advertisements


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 the final Gazette of Hilary Term will be published on 26 March. Publication for Trinity Term 2009 will begin on 23 April. The usual deadline will continue to apply (see above).

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Volunteer Needed

Help refugees gain their rights: 99% of refugees in the world have no rights. A network is being established to promote and assist the provision of legal aid for refugees in the global south (see Keen volunteer needed to help establish information platform. Essential requirements: computer literacy, organisational skills, and deep concern for the dire situation of refugees. Apply to Barbara Harrell-Bond, 298 Banbury Rd, Flat 2; 01865 424697;

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Piano for Sale

Piano: 1938 Kaestner (Leipzig), 4'6 baby grand. Mechanically good. Case needs repolishing, £600 o.n.o. South Oxon. Tel.: 01844 355987.

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Clinical Trials Participants Sought

Oxford clinical vaccine trials: participants wanted. Would you like to be involved in the development of vaccines against malaria, TB, flu and more? If you are aged 18–50 and in good health, you could be eligible and will be reimbursed for participating. For more information: 01865 857406;

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Melvyn Bragg, author, broadcaster and president of Mind, will be talking about his acclaimed series of 'autobiographical' novels (The soldier's return, A son of war, Crossing the lines, and Remember me) following the journey of a young man from Cumbria to Oxford and London. Fri., 27 Mar., 5.30–6.30 pm, Taylor Institution, St Giles', Oxford. Admission £5, pay on the door. Proceeds to Oxfordshire Mind.

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Volunteer Guides Required

The Bodleian Library offers local, national and foreign visitors the opportunity to learn more about the historic buildings and history of the library's collections at the heart of the University. For over 20 years, guided tours of the library have been conducted by a team of enthusiastic and knowledgeable volunteers. We are looking for candidates with an ability and desire to communicate accurate information in a clear, friendly manner. Full training, information and support given. For more information or application form, contact 01865 277216.

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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:

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.

Life After the Break is an 8-week course for people coming to terms with the ending of a relationship. It will enable you to share your experiences with others facing similar difficulties and to develop the self-awareness and confidence needed to form new relationships. For more information, or to enrol on the course starting on 29 Apr., phone Relate, 01865 242960 or email

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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.

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Situations Vacant

Ecology laboratory technician (Grade 3) in the Department of Zoology: this position is available for 6 months from May (maternity leave cover) to join a group studying aphid evolutionary biology. For full details of how to apply, please visit

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House or Flat Exchange/Let

Sydney, Australia. Visiting professor seeks Oxford house (or flat) exchange or let mid-Sept. to Jan. or part thereof. House available in desirable Sydney eastern suburbs opposite park, 8–10 mins. walk to Bondi Junction shopping and train. Easy access to universities, city, beaches. Three bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, study, 2 living areas, large garden—ideal for the Sept.–Jan. spring/summer period. Details, photos at 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:

Comfortable 3-bedroom house in a quiet cul-de-sac in Headington Quarry available early Mar., preferably for a long let. The house has 2 good reception rooms, moderately sized garden with shed and off-street parking. It is well situated for access to the hospitals and is near bus routes into Oxford, London and the airports. Available unfurnished or partly furnished for £950 p.m. For further details, contact or ring 01865 738986.

A delightful, detached, 2-bedroom, Cotswold stone period cottage is available from 1 Apr. for rent in the peaceful, sought-after village of Wootton (7 miles from Oxford) near Blenheim Palace, Woodstock. A wood-burning stove, built-in bookshelves in 1 double bedroom and a well-tended garden. Suitable for a n-s single professional or a visiting academic couple. Car essential, £750 p.c.m. Tel.: 01235 446802. Email:

Central Oxford (OX3). Family house for cat lovers: 1 Aug.–15 Oct. Suits mature academic and family. Three bedrooms, living room, large kitchen, 3 baths, beautiful conservatory, garden, fully furnished. Near bus route, bike path. Reduced rent for minding 3 cats and garden (£1,000 p.m.). Please contact Herb Marsh, email:

Family house in Wolvercote: well furnished and equipped, 4 bedrooms (1 double, 3 singles) 2 bathrooms, large sunny living room/dining room/kitchen, also separate sitting room with fireplace. Garage complete with bikes, washing machine, freezer. Large sunny garden. Ten mins. by bus to Oxford city centre. To let from Aug. for 12 months plus, £1,470 p.m. Email: Tel.: 00 33 (0)5 55 28 50 46.

Summertown (near St Edward's School). For rent: large comfortable 3-bedroom semi-detached house with garden and patio. Easy access to the city and colleges. Available 5 July–1 Sept. (approx. 8 weeks). Rent £2,000 for the period plus phone (with free broadband) and utilities. For careful and caring tenants. N-s please. Deposit and references required. Email: Phone: + 44 (0)1865 516556 (drop the '0' when phoning from abroad).

Lovely east Oxford home, OX4. Available late June for 1 year. Between Cowley Rd and Brookes, 1 mile to town centre in quiet residential area with excellent transport links. Two double and 1 single bedrooms, with option for fourth double bedroom/study downstairs. Two bathrooms, large kitchen/diner/living room (8m x 4m), all mod cons (g.c.h., double glazing, Wi-Fi, dishwasher), small garden, £1,200 p.c.m., excl bills. Contact 01865 790838 or

Blenheim Palace on your doorstep: a 300- year-old, 3/4-double-bedroom, stone townhouse for rent. Fully furnished, kitchen (incl. washing machine, dishwasher, range oven), dining for 12, living room, cellar, stunning master bedroom with en suite and exposed beams into the roof. Wi-Fi, cable TV. One minute to butcher, pub, post office, buses to Oxford. Rent £1,200 p.m., o.n.o. Available 1 Apr., 12-month contract. Details and photos: 07792 224718 or

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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 and Sept. 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

Central north Oxford. Comfortable flat with large rooms, a piano and books, and a garden, to let in June and July. It is well equipped, including broadband. It would suit 1 or 2 non-smokers. Very convenient for city centre and all University buildings. Tel.: 01865 514983.

Charlbury. Beautiful 2-double-bedroom centrally heated flat to let, unfurnished and newly redecorated throughout, in large secluded Victorian house with shared garden. Short walking distance from village centre, pubs, shops and mainline station. Good rail and bus services to and from Oxford (15 mins. by rail) and London. Off-road parking. Would suit academic couple. Tel.: 01865 514417. Email:

Two 1-bedroom flats to let, available from Apr. and May, situated in the private gated grounds of St Stephen's House with access from Cowley Rd and residents' car parking. The flats comprise bedroom, bathroom with shower over bath, sitting room with balcony, and kitchen. Rent £700 p.c.m., includes gas (c.h.) and water rates, furnished/unfurnished. Please contact the Assistant Bursar on 01865 613504 or for further details or to arrange a viewing.

St Clements' area, 10 mins. walk to city centre, 2 mins. to shops. Comfortable, fully furnished, second-floor flat. Double bedroom, light, airy, modern open-plan living/dining/kitchen area with terrace. Suitable for 1–2 non-smokers. Available from mid-June to end- Oct. Deposit required, £725 p.m. (incl. utilities and council tax). Tel.: 01865 794548; 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).

Academic visitors welcome: small single room (£280 p.m., all bills incl.) in house in east Oxford. Buses every 10 mins; 25 mins. walk through beautiful University Parks to Bodleian. Academic's house, peaceful atmosphere. Bed and bureau desk in room. Bed linen, duvet provided. Share washing machine, microwave, bathroom with shower. Use of computer with broadband for email. Contact:

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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 £400 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:

Married couple from the US, both Oxford alumni, are seeking a flat to sublet in London for the summer. Will need accommodation from 22 June–5 Sept. To contact, please email

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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:

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:

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

For rent France, Dordogne: restored stone house on a hillside overlooking the Dordogne valley and close to medieval châteaux. New kitchen/dining room, living room, 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, swimming pool 12m x 6m. Sleeps 6/7. May, June, Sept. £750 p.w., July, Aug. £950. Tel.: 07798 828758. Email:

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.

Southwest France, near Cordes: 100-year- old stone farmhouse with large pool. Extensive grounds and gardens. Sleeps 8 with 2 bathrooms, spacious living and terrace. Available for holiday rents. Local markets, vineyards, canoeing, riding, tennis and wonderful walks nearby. Family owned. Reasonable rates for caring tenants. Contact Sally Simpson. Email: Mobile: 07960 960298.

Pretty thatched ironstone cottage in Wroxton, north Oxfordshire, available for weekly, weekend and mid-week breaks. Ideal location for exploring Stratford-upon- Avon, Oxford and the Cotswolds. Tastefully renovated and beautifully set up, the cottage is brimming with beams, wooden floors and a huge inglenook fireplace. Sleeps 8 in 4 bedrooms (2 doubles, 1 small twin/double and 1 twin/king). Full details available at or ring Alison Moore on 07826 553033 for details.

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