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Oxford University Gazette, 20 November 2008 : Advertisements


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The University of Oxford and Oxford University Press accept no responsibility for the content of any advertisement published in the Gazette. Readers should note that the inclusion of any advertisement in no way implies approval or recommendation of either the terms of any offer contained in it or of the advertiser by the University of Oxford or Oxford University Press.

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For Potential PGCE Students

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

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Oxford University Newcomers' Club

The Oxford University Newcomers' Club at the University Club, 11 Mansfield Rd, OX1 3SZ, welcomes the wives, husbands and partners of visiting scholars, graduate students and newly appointed academic members of the University. We offer help, advice, information and the opportunity to meet others socially. Informal coffee mornings are held in the Club every Wed. 10.30–12 noon from 0th week to 9th week, both inclusive. Newcomers with children (0–4) meet every Fri. in term 10.15–11.45. We have a large programme of events including tours of colleges, museums and other places of interest. Other term-time activities include an art group, book group, informal conversation group, garden group, antiques group and an opportunity to explore Oxfordshire. Visit our website:

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Antiques Bought and Sold

Antiques and decorative objects bought and sold. Fireplace-related items to include grates, fire tools, fenders and nursery guards. Desks and library furniture always wanted, also garden stonework and large gilt picture frames—any condition. Please call: Greenway Antiques, 90 Corn St, Witney, Oxon. Open Mon.–Fri. 9.30–5, Sat. 10–4. Tel.: 01993 705026. Mobile: 07831 585014.

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Restoration and Conservation of Antique Furniture

John Hulme undertakes all aspects of restoration. Thirty years' experience. Collection and delivery. For free advice, telephone or write to the Workshop, 11A High St, Chipping Norton, Oxon, OX7 5AD. Tel.: 01608 641692.

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Services Offered

Big or small, we ship it all. Plus free pick up anywhere in Oxford. Also 24-hour photocopying, private mailing addresses (24-hour access and mail forwarding worldwide), binding, fax bureau, colour photocopying, mailing services and much more. Contact or visit Mail Boxes Etc., 266 Banbury Rd, Oxford. Tel.: 01865 514655. Fax: 01865 514656. Email: Also at 94 London Rd, Oxford. Tel.: 01865 741729. Fax: 01865 742431. Email:

Town and Country Trees Limited: tree care specialists. Local authority-approved contractors, fully insured and qualified. Tree stump removal. Reports, surveys, free advice and quotations. Tel.: 0845 458 2980 or 07976 261850.

Carpenter/joiner. For bookcases, wardrobes, etc. made on site to your specifications. Portfolio available. Call Rob Guthrie on 01993 868892 (evening) or 07961 444957 (daytime). Email: Web:

Learn to drive really well with an Advanced Driving Instructor who has been teaching new drivers and giving refresher lessons in Oxford since 1994. He has an 86 per cent pass rate (national average is 43 per cent). Intensive courses, motorway, refresher lessons and new drivers—all tailored to suit your needs. Call Paul on 07786 176122. Email: Website:

Chauffeur/taxi service. Do you need a reliable, experienced chauffeur service to take you or your guests to airports, business venues or for personal travel? Comfortable Mercedes E class or MPV available for people and luggage, fully licensed and insured. Friendly, personal service. Sample prices: Oxford to Heathrow, £68; Eurostar, £90; Gatwick, £119. Call Clive Roberts on 07917 566077 (mobile) or 01865 778608 (home) or email to discuss your requirements.

Cabinetry and Carpentry. The House of Eden is a local, family-run company creating individually designed, handmade furniture in contemporary and period styles. We also design and build beautiful garden offices, summerhouses and writing rooms. We offer our clients a truly bespoke service where unique designs and beautiful craftsmanship are our trademark. Referrals and examples available. For more information, phone 01869 343463, email warwick@thehouseofeden or visit our website at

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.

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

Canada is experiencing a huge manpower shortage due to its aging population. Are you interested in new opportunities? Hundreds of positions in many fields, including colleges and universities, are going begging. I am a certified Canadian Immigration Consultant with 15 years' experience, available to assist you with all your temporary and/or permanent visa and immigration needs. Please contact: Tel.: 1 514 992 1567. Web:

Presentation nerves/anxieties. Do presentations, lectures, meetings and public speaking fill you with dread? Do your nerves and anxieties ruin things? Deal with them in 1 day. The Fear Course. Visit, email or phone 01865 331776 and get your life back.

Trinity Kings—innovative fabrics and materials commercialisation worldwide. Trinity Kings works with scientists who have developed and own an innovative new material or fabric that benefits from intellectual property protection and has wide commercial application. Based in Oxford and Cambridge, we are the class leading specialists in commercialisation of innovative materials and fabrics worldwide, with a superb track record. Please email us in confidence at

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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

Reading Quest is recruiting a new Director. Reading Quest is an established Oxford-based charity inspiring young children to read, write and enjoy learning. We offer daily individual literacy tuition in school and engage the whole family. We are poised to expand and are looking for a creative thinker capable of strategic planning and with proven leadership skills. Some experience working in education is important, and so is a sensitivity towards anxious children and adults. Initially, it is expected that the successful applicant will work 3 days p.w., which may increase as the position develops. The Director will be responsible for an annual budget of approximately £150,000. Salary: £35,000–£40,000, pro rata. Closing date for applications: 5 Dec. Interviews: 15 Dec. Start date: between 1 Jan. and 1 Apr. For full job description and application form, please contact Penny Tyack. Tel.: 01865 433357. Email: Web:

Temporary, part-time vacancy for a tutor for Reading Quest, Oxfordshire's successful home–school literacy project, 16.5 hours over 4 mornings p.w., term time. Place of work: in a primary school in Cowley and at Reading Quest office in Lake Street, Oxford, OX1 1RP. Pay scale: 50% of £16,000. Closing date for applications: 5 Dec. Interviews: 16 Dec. Start: Jan. Please contact Penny Tyack. Tel.: 01865 433357. Email: Web:

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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

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

A large, attractive, fully furnished, 3/4- bedroom, 2-bathroom, detached house in OX3 with washer, dryer, dishwasher, etc. and a secluded garden. Off-street parking for several cars. Very close to JR hospital, walking distance to Brookes and London bus stop. Suitable for family, professionals or postgraduate students only. Long lease preferred. Available immediately, £1,400 p.c.m. Email or call 01865 766032 for further details or to make viewing arrangements.

Wheatley, 300-year-old, stone, detached cottage. Comfortable, furnished, 3 bedrooms (2 double, 1 single). Lounge 15ft x 14ft, kitchen/diner 15ft x 10ft. Small garage plus car space, g.c.h. Very near bus stop to Oxford and close to post office and village shops. Rent £885 p.c.m. (excl. utility bills and council tax). Available now. Contact 01932 563335 for appointment.

Excellent, 4-bed town house, north Oxford. Available now. Accommodation on 3 floors—2 double bedrooms, bathroom on top floor; living room, fully fitted kitchen with dishwasher on first floor; single and double bedroom, shower room, separate WC on ground floor. Furnished, g.c.h., £1,250 p.c.m. or near offer. Tel.: 01865 750275.

Bright and modern, end-terrace, 3-floor, family town house. Waterways, north Oxford, close to University, Summertown and Jericho for shops, amenities and schools, and next to canal and Port Meadow. Four bedrooms (2 en suite), family bathroom, spacious living room, modern kitchen with appliances, integrated dining space and conservatory looking onto mature garden and wildlife area. Garage and parking space. Unfurnished, £1,895 p.c.m. Contact Rob: 07816 835520 or

Woodstock Rd—unusual city cottage in Summertown, fully furnished with 1 bedroom and study area. Courtyard garden. Frequent bus routes to city centre. Available now, rent £800 p.c.m. Contact Finders Keepers, 01865 311011. Website reference number 1600,

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Flats to Let

Academic visitor, student, or employee of the University? Also try the University Land Agent's and Accommodation Office website.

Central north Oxford: 10 mins. walk to city centre, main University buildings, parks, close to river. Available mid- Dec. Short/long let in extremely quiet, civilised, large Victorian house in exclusive, leafy, residential Victorian suburb. Large, light, airy rooms. Lovely fully furnished ground-floor flat. Large double bedroom, large single bedroom/study, large drawing room, newly refurbished modern kitchen, bathroom. Broadband, large secluded garden, off-street parking. Tel./fax: 01865 552400. Mobile: 07789 092274. Email:

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

North Oxford : 2-bed, fully furnished, south-facing flat with garage. Shared sunny garden. Living/dining room, kitchen, bathroom and 2 bedrooms. In quiet street off Woodstock Rd. Easy access to bus route into city centre. Rent £900 p.m. Available from 1 Jan. Phone 07764 574700 or email

To let: bedroom/sitting room with own bathroom and kitchen. Private entrance and parking. On Cumnor Hill. Rent £650 p.m., inclusive. Deposit £650. Tel.: 01865 865234. Email:

Elegant ground-floor apartment in north Oxford, featuring large drawing room with dining area, fully fitted kitchen, bathroom with shower, and additional office space. Two bedrooms, 1 very large double and 1 single, as well as 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

Summertown, north Oxford. Studio flat, self-contained top floor of family house, 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., incl. bills. Enquiries: phone 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:

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 accommodation (1–3 months) for University staff or visiting academics with University association. Central Oxford townhouse (1 bed), easy walking distance from libraries, museums, colleges, £1,300 p.c.m. Includes internet, gas, electricity and local calls. Available between 9 Dec.–2 Mar. and from 6 June. Contact

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 mid-Dec. 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 £420 p.w. Tel.: 07787 124247 (mobile) or 01844 237327. Email: Web:

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Office Accommodation Available

Office accommodation in north Oxford, 5 mins. from St Giles'. Detached garden bungalow with private access, 4 rooms and amenities. Alternatives: a suite of 3 rooms, another of 2 rooms. Facilities include BT, NTL, fax outlets, broadband, car-parking. Quiet location. Tel.: 01865 511111.

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Accommodation Sought

Going abroad? Or just thinking of letting your property? QB Management is one of Oxford's foremost letting agents and property managers. We specialise in lettings to both academic and professional individuals and their families, and have a constant flow of enquiries from good-quality tenants seeking property in the Oxford area. For details of our services or informal help and advice without obligation, contact us. Tel.: 01865 764533. Fax: 01865 764777. Email: Or visit our website,, to see how we could be marketing your property.

Finders Keepers: for all of your accommodation needs, please contact us—Oxford's rental specialist. Tel.: 01865 311011. Website:

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Holiday Lets

Two pretty, isolated, old-fashioned Sussex cottages for rent by week or weekend. Open fires, polished floors, large studies, lots of books, unfitted kitchens. No TV, no telephone. Set in own organic farm with woods, valleys, river and views of South Downs. University, OUP and College members only. Prices from £125. Email:

Paris. For short periods during Hilary and Trinity Terms. Comfortable, small flat for 1 person or couple. Sitting-room, bedroom, kitchen and bathroom, in third arrdt with excellent transport connections to all Paris. Well- kept, quiet building with lift and concierge, £200 p.w., £700 p.m. Email:

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