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Oxford University Gazette, 21 May 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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Nursery Place Available

Nursery place temporarily available at the Balliol College Day Nursery (Rawlinson Rd) from 1 Sept.–22 Dec. for a child aged between 2 and 5. Ideal for child of visiting academic. The 16-place nursery was rated as 'outstanding' in the most recent Ofsted inspection. For more information, contact Vanessa Clark. Email: Tel.: 01865 515654. See also

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Free London Accommodation

Free London accommodation 13–28 June in exchange for cat sitting. Ex-history tutor 2-bed flat in Stoke Newington (zone 2); 25 mins. from British Library. Would suit graduate student or researcher. Wi-Fi/books aplenty and 2 Abyssinian cats. Please contact Richard on 07790 902982.

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Harcourt Arboretum Event

Busy Bees: come along to the Harcourt Arboretum during half-term holiday and join our free family-friendly activities, Tues., 26 May, 1–4 pm. Bees are an essential part of our environment but they are in decline. Learn what you can do to help save our bees. Make your own bee finger puppet and a flower for it to pollinate, and take them home. Drop-in session free with entry (adults £3; children, university staff and students free). Open 10–5 (last admission 4.15 pm). Web: Tel.: 01865 343501.

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Residential Home

St Katharine's House, Wantage. Modern, well-equipped residential home with nursing wing for 75 residents in 5 acres of lovely grounds near town centre. Excellent facilities include beautiful chapel in grounds. Residents strongly encouraged to live independent lives within a unique, vibrant and rewarding community. For further information contact the Warden, St Katharine's House, Ormond Rd, Wantage, OX12 8EA. Tel.: 01235 762739. Email: Web:

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Exhibition of Livres d'Artistes. A collection of contemporary artists' books from France selected by Annie Deux, including works by Jean Lodge, will be presented in the Long Room, New College. Opening Fri. 5 June, 5–8 pm. Also open Sat. 6, Sun. 7 and Mon. 8 June, 10.30–6.

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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:

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 University Calendar. Specialties include: archaeology, architecture, art, biography, botany, education, geography, history, literature. Contact Ann Hall at or 01683 221310.

Portraits: corporate, college, private commissions. London, St Martin's Lane, and Oxford. For information, please see:

German translations, editing and proofreading of academic articles, theses and more by experienced, qualified German native speaker. Contact or phone 01865 722685 or 07846 415285 with details of your text.

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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.

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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

Central Summertown, Oxford, £1,100 p.c.m. Highly desirable 2-bedroom period cottage, close to shops, restaurants, on bus routes, access to Oxford ring road. G.c.h. Furnished, reception room, recently fitted kitchen, pantry with access to cellar, walk-in wardrobe area, modern tiled bathroom, power shower. Gardens to front and rear with access and patio area. Parking permit holders, 12-month let, security deposit £2,200. Contact Rosemary 07792 362835/01865 514830.

West Oxfordshire and the Cotswolds. From country cottages to town houses and flats, furnished or unfurnished, Springfield Property Rentals have something for the academic or student. Established in 1989, we proudly treat tenants and landlords as equals. We cover a full range of letting and management services and are definitely not estate agents, just experts in property rentals. Call for details 01993 775320 or access our website

North Oxford house available Sept. for 3 weeks. Dates can be flexible. Under 2 miles from city centre. Five bedrooms. Sleeps 8/9. Large garden facing west and backing onto playing fields. Easy access to shops, sport and leisure centre and beautiful scenery and sights; £450–£700 p.w., depending on numbers. Email:

Iffley village: 4/5-bedroom town house in Iffley village. Recently refurbished and in lovely condition. Three double (or use 1 as lounge), 2 single bedrooms, 2½ baths. Large kitchen diner/lounge, garage. Beautiful location of Iffley village, 1½ miles from town centre. Furnished or unfurnished. Available from July, £1,600 p.c.m. Contact Robin Edwards, tel.: +44 (0)7768 712534; email:

Central Oxford, Western Rd. Comfortable attractive Victorian house with garden, in quiet friendly street, 7 mins. walk city centre. Near river, schools, swimming, sports. Three double bedrooms, large kitchen/dining room, library/study, garden room, working fireplaces, all appliances and WiFi. Available 1 July for 6–12 months. Rent £1,850 p.c.m. Deposit and references required. Tel.: 01865 721016. Email:

Available Sept., furnished house, Jericho. Walk to University, secluded garden, near best schools, parks, cozy, quiet, easy to maintain, c.h., period charm. All appliances, telephone, linen, dishes. Two bedrooms (1½ baths), £1,395 p.m. or 3 bedrooms (2½ baths), £1,695 p.m., available 1 year or less. Contact: Telephone Canada: 613 745 1368.

Central north Oxford: lovely modern 4- bed, 2½-bath house, 2 receptions, wireless Internet, fully furnished. Near to all good schools, colleges and hospitals. Available beginning July for 12 months. Contact: or 01865 512098.

Pretty thatched cottage in quiet village 6 miles from Oxford. Three bedrooms, bathroom, kitchen with Aga, sitting room (open fireplace), dining room, laundry room. Under-floor heating. Charming private garden. Open views over village green. Pub and classy restaurant in village. Oxford (10 mins.), village primary school, European School Culham (5 mins.), M40 (10 mins.), Oxford or Didcot railway stations (15 mins.), £1,450 p.c.m. Available from Aug. Contact

Charming Costwold-style town house, Woodgreen, Witney, Oxon. Private parking and enclosed garden. Excellent local amenities and bus service to Oxford (10 miles). Three bedrooms, bathroom, kitchen, dining room, sitting room, g.c.h. Fully furnished, Internet access. Would suit single person/couple. No pets, n-s, £800 p.c.m. inclusive of council tax/utility bills, except telephone. Available from 1 Aug. Tel.: 01865 880923. Email:

House to rent during all of Aug. for £1,400. Three bedrooms, large living room, large kitchen, garden. Includes wireless, cable TV, dishwasher. On Middleway, Summertown (north Oxford), 2 mins. from shops and restaurants. Tenant must look after cat. Tel.: 07796 695036. Email:

Gorgeous detached listed thatched cottage opposite church in Beckley, beautiful quiet village 3 miles Headington. Very spacious 1,900sq ft plus garage, double-aspect 33ft living, enormous inglenook, flagged dining room with inglenook, kitchen/breakfast, utility/cloaks/shower. Upstairs 3 glorious bedrooms, large bathroom. Oak beams throughout, oil c.h. Third-acre mature garden to lawn, extensive terrace, Otmoor views. Beautifully furnished, antiques, Sky, cleaner available. Available immediately, £2,000 p.c.m., 6–12 months. Robin: 01865 351708, 07787 540989.

Oxford. Tiny but charming terraced house, modernised, quiet residential street, walking distance colleges, shops, rail, bus. St Barnabas primary school area. Two small bedrooms, bath with shower, open-plan downstairs, patio doors to garden, all kitchen appliances, TV, g.c.h. Utilities, china, linen, residential taxes, broadband included. Ideal sabbatical. Owner in USA. Rent £1,800 p.m. Available from Sept. Details:

Short/long let. Charming Cotswold stone cottage on edge of village 15 miles northwest of Oxford. Double bedroom plus spare bedroom/dressing room. Lots of character, beamed ceilings, inglenook fireplace. South-facing walled patio garden, g.c.h., wood-burning stove, washer/drier, etc. Suit 1 or couple. Available in first instance during period late July to early Oct., probably extendable. Contact

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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- Aug. 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:

Various houses/flats to let around the London M25 area. Short-term lets only, i.e., less than 3 months. Ideal for summer/winter breaks. For more information, please email us at Web:

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/drier) plus wireless broadband, flat-screen TV, DVD, CD player, c.h. Serviced and fresh linen weekly. Off-road car parking. Contact 07504 927615;

Elegant 1-bedroom ground-floor flat in St Margaret's Rd, central north Oxford. Double bedroom, large sitting room, kitchen and bathroom. Fully furnished and equipped, washing machine and g.c.h. Use of charming shared garden. Rent £875 p.c.m. plus utility bills and council tax. Available from mid-July. Let of 6 months or longer preferred. Tel.: 01865 343384. Email:

Central north Oxford. Close to University Parks and river, 10 mins. walk to University Science Area and 15 mins. to Bodleian Library or city centre; self-contained fully furnished garden flat in quiet, leafy street; large living room, double bedroom, fully equipped kitchen, bathroom with bath and shower, walk-in closet; broadband connection; c.h. Use of large garden. N-s only. Unexpectedly available from July, £1,095 p.c.m. Tel.: +44 (0)1865 512138.

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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).

From May/June, for someone in London part-time—bright, quiet double room in 2-bed flat in NW6 (owner living in too). Three stops from Paddington—and brilliant for all transport—and 2 mins. from Sainsbury's. Bedroom has big built-in wardrobe and room for a desk; also large living room, power shower, cleaner, WiFi. N-s, rent to be determined, depending on how part-time. Three (seemingly) happy previous tenants. Daniel 07989 602428.

Marston: double room for rent, available now (shared flat with 1 other), £490 p.m. all incl. Female preferred, no couples, n-s. Close to JR, universities, city centre, on bus route 13. Please call Anna to view: 07837 510732.

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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:

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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:

West coast of Ireland: peaceful, cosy, semi-detached holiday home in the heart of Connemara, 1 mile Clifden town. Ideal touring base for this beautiful area. Sandy beaches nearby. Cycling, horse riding, golf, sea fishing, scuba-diving are all available; £200–£260 p.w., suitable for 2–3 n-s people. Contact Tel.: 01865 378620. Web:

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:

Dordogne: 17th-century stone house in the Vézère valley. Former pavillon de chasse lovingly restored, with traditional lauzes roof and many original features. Stands in its own peaceful and partly wooded grounds of some 3 acres. Five mins. from village with local shops, 15 mins. from the historic market town of Montignac. Spacious lounge with wood burner, large fully fitted kitchen/dining area. Sleeps 6 in comfort in 2 double bedrooms (1 en suite) and 1 twin. Dining terrace with barbecue—and boules! Private 10m x 4m pool with glorious views. Garage. From £800 p.w. Low-season or extended-stay rates on request. Email or visit Web site

North Swanage—spacious first-floor, 1-bedroom flat in Edwardian house. Comfortable, well-furnished accommodation with living/dining room, separate well-equipped kitchen, bathroom, double bedroom and g.c.h. Quiet location within a few mins. walk of beach and coastal path. Perfect for walkers and bird watchers. Further details on request. Prices from £200 p.w. Short breaks available. University and college members only. Email or call 07818 068892.

Eastern Algarve. Delightful fully equipped 3-bedoom villa in gated condominium in peaceful Manta Rota, near historic Tavira. Fully equipped. Sleeps 4–6. Two bathrooms. Sunny patio with BBQ and shower. Air conditioning. TV and DVD and CD players, 5–10 mins. stroll to lovely beach, excellent inexpensive restaurants, market and supermarkets, cafes. From £250 p.w. Email: Tel.: 01865 769328.

Lot, France. Simple cottage in quiet rural village in beautiful valley. Sleeps 4 (2, 1+1). Private garden. Walking, cycling (some bikes available including tandem), canoeing. Flowers and butterflies. Varied visits, e.g. Rocamadour, St Cirq Lapopie. Rent £400 p.w. July, Aug.; £200 p.w./£350 fortnight, at other times. Possibility extra independent beds (2, 1+1 bunk beds). Possibility also French tuition (CEE, scholarship, GCSE). For details, photos, see or email

Southwest France: lovely old stone farmhouse in chestnut grove in quiet hamlet. Spacious living areas, 4 double bedrooms and 1 triple, 3–4 bathrooms, fully equipped kitchen and utility room, new swimming pool, separate summer kitchen in restored bakery/barn. Near to beautiful historic bastide market towns. Reasonable rates. More info and pictures from or +44 (0)1865 559061.

Turkish northern Cyprus (non-Euro zone). Villa with pool. Sleeps 5/6. Close Esentepe village with spectacular views over the Med, 20 mins. drive from Kyrenia, 7 mins. from 18-hole golf course and 10 mins. from huge sandy beach. From £475 p.w. For further details please email or telephone 01993 868892. NB: non-Euro zone.

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House for Sale

House for sale—Iffley village: modern, well- presented 2-bedroom town house in excellent order, featuring entrance hall, a good-sized reception room, large, well-equipped kitchen, with built-in washer/drier and dishwasher, cloakroom, and a south-facing conservatory/dining room with doors to garden. Upstairs features 2 bedrooms with built-in cupboards, linen cupboard on landing, and a modern bathroom. Gas c.h. and cooking, double glazed. An attractive medium-sized garden with shed, and private off-street parking. Iffley is a charming, quiet village by the Thames, situated 2 miles from central Oxford, convenient to buses, shops, ring road and a 15- mins. bike to city. Around £340,000. Telephone 01865 774762.

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