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Oxford University Gazette, 22 January 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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Grandparents Plus Event

'Grandparents—interferers or the glue in family life?' Speaker—Jean Stogdon, chair and co-founder of Grandparents Plus and one-time chair of the Grandparents' Federation, 27 Jan., 2.30 pm at North Oxford Community Centre, Diamond Place, Summertown (adjoining shoppers' car park). Admission £1.50 including refreshments. Grandparents Plus campaigns for the rights of grandparents, the extended family and the children they care for to be recognised and met.

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Host Families Sought

Seeking host families to accommodate paying adult guests from Japan for a week or longer. Guests vetted stringently. Provide experience of a British home as you participate in your everyday life. Any extra activities appreciated. You will be paid £50 per day for full board and accommodation, plus expenses incurred on theatre tickets, trips to London, etc. For further information, telephone 01993 812102 or email

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Society for Graduates

Meetings are held on Fri., 8 pm in the Okinaga Room, Wadham College. Visitors welcome. Graduates of any university and of all ages eligible for membership. Members £6 per term. Visitors £2 per meeting. Meetings: 23 Jan., Dr Allan Chapman, science historian: 'Thomas Hariot 1609—the first telescopic astronomer'; 30 Jan., Rob Walters, author and guide: 'Rogues of Oxford—their city—their lives'; 6 Feb., Professor Gregory Stores: 'Medieval monsters and other strange creatures'; 13 Feb., Ian Gourlay, former wood anatomist: 'Dendrochronology—tree ring dating and how it was used to date King Arthur's Round Table'; 20 Feb., Dr Sylvia Barker: 'Introduction of the crash helmet: a collaboration between surgeon and artist'; 27 Feb.: to be announced; 6 Mar., Geoff Selley, Royal Geographic Society: 'Shackleton's Antarctic expedition'; 13 Mar., Michael Walker, retired schoolmaster: 'Ladybirds—a disguise in blessing?' For more information, contact Anita Segar on 01865 730574.

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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:

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.

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.

Building and garden services. All types of garden landscaping and general building works undertaken: fencing, patios, decking, driveways, extensions, roofing, kitchen/bathroom refurbishments, wall/floor tiling and much more. Fully insured, reliable and excellent references available. Contact Andrew King for more information or quotation 07835 709297 (mobile), 01235 553502 (home) or email

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Situation Sought

Experienced, freelance PA/secretary. Excellent knowledge of Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Fully equipped home office in Oxford. Also available for audio or copy typing; proof-reading; and formatting of theses and dissertations, spreadsheets, and presentations. Reasonable rates. Tel.: 07860 194819.

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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:

North Oxford bungalow to rent (within ring road, top of Woodstock Rd). Two double beds, 2 baths (1 en suite), kitchen, sitting room and conservatory. Garden. Off-street parking. Suit couple or young family. Unfurnished (can be semi-furnished if required), £1,200 p.c.m. (excluding all bills). Available immediately. Tel.: 01865 435862.

Two-bedroom, modern terrace house with garden. Ideally situated in quiet cul-de-sac in Rewley Park next to Saïd Business School and close to Oxford city centre, train and bus stations. Fully furnished and fitted in excellent condition, gas c.h., washer/drier, TV. Ample storage space in attic with ladder access. French doors to garden. Reserved parking space. Available minimum 6 months from early Feb., £1,100 p.c.m. Tel.: 01865 421234. Email:

Available late Feb. Detached, chalet-style house, Sutton Courtenay, Oxfordshire (cul-de-sac in quiet village). Large sitting room, dining room, study/playroom/fourth bedroom, sunroom, 3 double bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, fitted kitchen with all machines. Patio and gardens, garage, off-road parking, secure fencing and gates. Fully furnished with all china, pans, utensils, linen, bed linen, etc. Rent £1,200 p.c.m., deposit £1,600. Council tax (2008–9) £1,682.60. Tel.: 01235 (+44 1235) 834740. Email:

Lucerne Rd, Summertown, OX2 7QB. Period: 1 Apr.–30 Dec. Available space: large living room, bedroom, bedroom/study, 2 bathrooms, piano, quiet garden with pond. Convenient access to the University and the city centre by bus, bicycle path or by a pleasant walk. Easy walking distance to local shops. This house should prove ideal for visiting academics. For further details, please contact:

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.

St Clement's, Oxford. Unfurnished house, excellent condition. Quiet, convenient location. Two double bedrooms, loft study, full first-floor bathroom with shower stall, washer/drier, living/dining room, downstairs toilet, roomy kitchen, dishwasher, patio garden with rear entrance. No pets, £1,000 p.c.m. Email:

Newly converted, historic, Old Marston barn in beautiful, peaceful situation. Luxurious wood/stone/marble interior, 2 beds, 2 parking spaces. High specification kitchen/diner, vast reception room, high ceilings, £1,100 p.m., utilities and council tax (B and E) extra. References and deposit required. Tel.: 07876 685585 or 01865 256050.

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 dinning space and conservatory looking onto mature garden and wildlife area. Garage and parking space. Unfurnished, £1,600 p.c.m. Contact Rob: 07816 835520;

Victorian terrace off Iffley Rd, 15 mins. walk to town, 5 mins. to river. Large en suite double bedroom and smaller room with single bed and cot. Additional family bathroom, large reception/lounge room, modern kitchen/diner, washing machine and drier, grassy garden. In friendly street, internet access and Freeview TV/DVD. From 14 Mar.–22 Apr., £1,500 for period. Tel.: +44 (0)1865 798506. Email:

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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- Mar. 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

Available Feb. Central Headington. Furnished, two-bed flat close to all hospitals and amenities. Fitted kitchen/diner and WM. Large sitting room. Bathroom and separate shower. C.h. and double glazing. Off-street parking. Rent £775 p.c.m. Tel.: 01865 768504. Mobile: 07795 423273.

Small, well-appointed, comfortable, self- contained flat on top floor of family home for rent within Oxford ring road, suitable for academic or other professional. Available immediately for at least 6 months. Regular bus route, parking unproblematic. Stunning views, c.h., washing machine, dishwasher, and all mod cons. Rent £795 p.c.m., incl. bills except internet and telephone. References required. For further information, email with your details.

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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 lets available, weekly or monthly, in comfortable and spacious 1-bedroom flat. Fully furnished, double bedroom with en suite bathroom, open-plan living area, kitchen, wireless broadband, Freeview TV, all linen and towels, ample parking. Self-contained annexe of private house in Cassington, 3 miles west of Oxford along A40. N-s only. Weekly £250, monthly £850, everything included. Email: Tel.: 01865 883991.

North Oxford . Independent male graduate wanted to share quiet house in cul-de-sac, facing the Thames and Port Meadow. Spacious room. Share of kitchen and bathroom. Rent £286, incl. fuel. Second room available. Please telephone 01865 515379.

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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:

Responsible visiting academic couple currently living in north Oxford seek pleasant, furnished flat for Apr. and May. Two bedrooms and broadband preferred. We are n-s, quiet and neat, and can provide excellent references. Please contact or or telephone 01865 276259 (days) or 01865 556274 (evenings).

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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:

Bayonne old town—triplex apartment in historic centre. Two double, 2 single bedrooms, bathroom, shower room, separate toilet, open-plan kitchen dining/sitting room. Not young-children friendly. Easy access beaches, Biarritz, interior of Basque country, Bilbao, etc. Free parking 5 mins. walk. Available anytime, £600 p.w. Email: Tel.: 00 33 559347422.

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.

Paris. Available 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:

Tuscany near Bagni di Lucca. Farmhouse sleeps 8 in 4 double/twin bedrooms. Own 15m swimming pool. Rural hillside position with wonderful views. Restaurant nearby, village about 1 mile. Pisa 1 1/4 hours, Florence 1 1/2 hours. July, Aug. £1,200 p.w., Sept. £750 p.w. Email: or phone 01869 331566.

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.

French house situated in the quiet village of Rodes, in the foothills of the Pyrenees, La Maison aux Volets Bleus is a fully furnished holiday home for up to 6 people. The location offers visitors fantastic walking, excellent beaches and the beautiful and varied scenery of the Roussillon wine region. Available all year round. Visit the website at and/or contact Tim Davies on 01865 343558 or

France: Charente/Dordogne border. Fully restored, early 19th-century luxurious house in Villebois-Lavalette. Five bedrooms (4 with modernized en suite bathrooms); 2 bedrooms are interconnected and could be family suite. We do limit the number of guests to 8. Heated swimming pool 5m x 10m. Available early May to mid- Oct., £1,400 p.w. See website (has contact email address)

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