University of Oxford

Oxford University Gazette, 23 October 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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Open Morning

Sixth Form Open Morning, d'Overbroeck's College, 8 Nov., 10 am–12.30 pm. All welcome. 'Quite possibly the leading independent sixth form in the UK' (Good schools guide 2008). Coeducational, 240 students, 50 per cent grade A at A-level this summer. Sixth form scholarship applications deadline Mon., 10 Nov. (academic, art, performing arts, science and environmental awards). For more information, please telephone 01865 310000. Web:

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Society for Graduates

Meetings are held on Fri., 8 pm in the Okinaga Room in Wadham College. Visitors are welcome. Graduates of any university and of all ages are eligible for membership. Members £6 per term. Visitors £2 per meeting. Meetings: 24 Oct., Dr Richard Fortey, NHM: 'Behind the scenes at the Natural History Museum, London'; 31 Oct., Cecillie Swaisland, author: 'The Boer War letters of a great uncle'; 7 Nov., Walter Sawyer, University Parks Dept.: 'History and development of the University Parks'; 14 Nov., Christopher Day, OUDCE: ' "No little scandal to God and man": the extraordinary story of town–gown relations in Oxford'; 21 Nov., Pat Wixey and Ian Anderson, the Wychwood Project: 'A barn owl project in West Oxfordshire'; 28 Nov., Barbara Dennis, Victorian Studies, Lampeter: ' "Loose baggy monsters"—the Victorian novel'; 5 Dec., Professor Gregory Stores, neuropsychiatrist: 'The maladies of medieval monks.' For more information, contact Anita Segar on 01865 730574.

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By sea and land: the third biennial exhibition of oil paintings by Brien O'Ruairc will be held at the WOA Gallery, Bampton, Oxon from 1–23 Nov. Tues.–Sat., 10.30-12.30, 2–4. Sun., 2–4. Light's the thing, in scenes from north of the Arctic Circle to dusk in Greece. For invitations to the private view (2 Nov.), email or phone 01367 240171.

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The Lungs of Planet Earth at Harcourt Arboretum

Come to Harcourt Arboretum this half-term holiday for our Big Draw activities. Explore our beautiful 80 acres. Create an autumn collage using natural materials, inspired by our trees. Learn why forests are important and why we need to look after them. Help complete our large forest banner by adding your very own tree. Part of Oxfordshire's Planet Earth Season. Free with Arboretum entry (adults £3, children free, University staff and students free). Free parking. Tues., 28 Oct. Arboretum open 10–5 (last admission 4.15); drop-in session 12–4. Harcourt Arboretum, Nuneham Courtenay,, 01865 343501.

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Healthy Volunteers Sought

Are you currently suffering from low mood and interested in taking part in a paid brain imaging (MRI) study? For more information, visit Alternatively, call 01865 223623 or email

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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.

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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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Situations Vacant

Green Templeton seeks Assistant Butler, £14,631–£15,771, to assist Butler to provide excellent standard of catering service. Duties include: laying and clearing dining and function rooms (may include moving heavy items); cleaning and maintaining kitchen, dining and function rooms to high standard; cleaning silverware and glassware. Must have guest-orientated nature, excellent customer service skills, experience of similar work. Silver service experience very desirable. Will have or be training towards NVQ 1 and/or 2 in Food Service or qualified by experience. Mon.–Fri. 8–2 and 6.30–10.30 when required, occasional weekends. Average 40 hours, overtime pay. Deadline noon, 31 Oct. For information or to apply: or Sarah Ansell, HR Manager, Green Templeton College, Oxford, OX2 6HG,, 01865 284589.

Green Templeton seeks Pastry Chef, from £21,401, who is passionate about food and delivering amazing hospitality to our guests. Must be competent in all sections of kitchen (mainly Pastry Chef but flexibly required), deliver high standard of food, maintain food hygiene and health and safety standards. Must have considerable experience in catering, similar position highly desirable. Qualified to minimum of NVQ level 2 (or equivalent) or by experience. Mon.–Fri. 8–2 and 6.30–10.30 when required, occasional weekends. Average 40 hours, overtime pay. Deadline noon, 31 Oct. For information or to apply: or Sarah Ansell, HR Manager, Green Templeton College, Oxford, OX2 6HG,, 01865 284589.

The Weidenfeld Scholarships and Leadership Programme at University of Oxford seeks experienced academic as part-time Dean of Studies, initially 2½ days p.w. Programme run by London-based Institute of Strategic Dialogue ( to foster education and careers of prospective future leaders. Scholars come from Eastern Europe, Central Asia, Russia, Middle East, North Africa, and USA. Responsibilities: collaborate with Programme's Director, liaise with University/college authorities; oversee Scholars' studies, extra-curricular activities; provide academic support, pastoral care; manage relationships between scholars, University, Advisory Board, alumni. Requires strong academic background; excellent communication skills; experience with Oxford University administration, designing programmes, fundraising; interest/experience of target geographies, £34,000–40,000. Send CV, list of publications, covering letter by 5 pm, 3 Nov. to Ms Victoria Fraser,

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Houses to Let

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? Some have suggested this is an oxymoron; not so—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

Views over Port Meadow: small, semi- detached house, Lower Wolvercote, £895 p.c.m., in quiet cul-de-sac, for long or short let, available immediately. Part-furnished, established garden, off-street parking. Two bedrooms, 1 living room, kitchen, 1 1/2 bathrooms. Local school, corner shop, 10 mins. by bus from city centre. Tel.: 01865 514577.

Detached, Edwardian, 3-bed home, Headington, Oxford. Comfortable, sunny and peaceful. Furnished, 2 double bedrooms, 1 single bedroom, bathroom, kitchen, dining room, sitting room. Courtyard and garden. Off-street parking for 2 cars. Two mins. walk for buses to Oxford centre and London. Good local shops. Easy walking to Oxford's main hospitals. Available beginning Dec. for 6–12 months, £1,200 p.c.m. Email: Tel.: 01865 750407 or 07770 805929.

House to rent in Risinghurst, fully furnished, on bus route. Two bedrooms, 1½ bathrooms and study. Large, eat-in kitchen. Delightful garden. Available 1 Nov. for initial 6-month period with renewal possible, £975 p.m. Please call 01865 744748.

Summertown. Comfortable family home in Hamilton Rd available Jan. for up to 6 months, while owners away. Ideal for visiting professional family. Close to all Summertown and north Oxford amenities, including excellent schools. Four bedrooms, bathroom, cloakroom, study, sitting room, dining room/kitchen, parking space, charming enclosed rear garden, £2,000 p.m., incl. council tax, excl. utilities. Contact

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Flats to Let

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:

Rural retreat. Furnished, 2-storey, studio flat in Brill, adjoining house owned by academic and teacher, 20 mins. from Headington roundabout. Sitting room with wood burning stove and kitchen area, large double bedroom on mezzanine, separate shower room. Spiral staircase, panoramic views over Otmoor and the Vale of Aylesbury. Suit single person or couple, £650 p.c.m., incl. bills. Tel.: 01844 237524.

Woodstock Rd—spacious and elegant, fully furnished, 2-bedroom, first-floor apartment in a Victorian conversion. Available now, rent £1,250 p.c.m. Contact Finders Keepers 01865 311011, website reference 1189,

North Oxford —spacious, 2- bedroom, unfurnished, period-conversion apartment. Great location for Oxford University Parks and colleges. Available now, rent £1,150 p.c.m. Contact Finders Keepers 01865 311011, website reference 1597,

Summertown—comfortable, fully furnished, 1-bedroom apartment with an allocated parking space. Excellent location—short bus ride to city centre, easy cycle ride to University colleges and departments. Available now, rent £895 p.c.m. Contact Finders Keepers 01865 311011, website reference 4557,

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Accommodation Offered

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).

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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:

American scholar from University of Virginia seeks house or flat rental in or near Oxford for all or part of Trinity Term, mid-Apr.–June, while a visiting fellow at University. Dates negotiable. Prefer a rental that could accommodate a family of 4 (children ages 14 and 9). Contact Darryl Brown at

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Holiday Lets

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

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Houses for Sale

Lovely, terraced house in Littlemore, within easy reach of the ring road, science park and local amenities. Regular buses to town centre or 20 mins. cycle. Two bedrooms, airy, open-plan living/dining room. Well-cared-for back garden (southwest facing) with patio, lawn, mature shrubs, garden shed, off-road parking, £170,000 (no stamp duty—ideal first-time buy). Email: Tel.: 07811 384554 / 01865 711834.

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Flat for Sale

Retirement flat. Diamond Court, Summertown, north Oxford. Sitting room, double bedroom, bathroom, kitchen. Sunny second floor by lift. Opposite Ferry Centre, GP, easy walk to shops, library and cafes of South Parade. Bus stop opposite, car parking on site. Pretty and quiet communal gardens, free use of laundry. House manager. Suit 60- plus, £172,250. No stamp duty. Bargain for area! Please phone 01865 251223 (home) or 01865 482656 (work). Email:

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