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Oxford University Gazette, 26 June 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 remaining Gazettes of this academic year will be published on 2, 16 and 30 July. Publication for 2009–10 will begin on 24 September. The usual deadline will continue to apply.

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Magdalen College School Arts Festival Events

Ian McMillan, poet, comedian, broadcaster, tells his life story in poetry, Fri., 26 June, 5 pm, Magdalen College School. Professor Richard Proudfoot discusses Shakespeare's The Tempest, Mon., 29 June, 5 pm, Magdalen College School. Catherine Bott and James Bowman perform songs for a summer evening, Tues., 30 June, 7.30 pm, Holywell Music Room. Arts Festival concert, Wed., 1 July, 7.30 pm, Sheldonian Theatre. Tickets for all events: 01865 253404,

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Green Economics Institute conference: clash between ecology and economy; transformation at a time of economic crisis; women's unequal pay and poverty. Fri., 31 July–Sat., 1 Aug., Mansfield College. International range of speakers from 20 countries including Prof. Graciela Chichilnisky, Columbia University, and Dr Joseph Halevi, Sydney University and Nice. Event must be pre-registered, pre-paid (£89 per day, concessions £39). For further information/booking visit: 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:

Hope Services is a family-run typesetting company established more than 35 years ago. Based in the heart of Oxfordshire, we specialise in the styling and production of published material. We regularly work on all types of publications including early learning teaching titles; single-author, first-time novels and novellas; academic law books and journals; and social, financial and technical reports. We would be happy to discuss and develop your ideas, and provide you with an individual quote. Please feel free to contact us at Hope Services (Abingdon) Ltd. Tel.: 01235 530439. Web: Email:

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.

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

Nerves getting to you? Do you get too anxious doing presentations? Are you terrified by a viva? Are examination nerves spoiling your performance? Get everything you need to deal with your anxieties, nerves, fear and panic in one day—guaranteed. Just see the feedback. The Fear Course, 8 July at Oxford Brookes University. Book now. Places strictly limited. Email or call 01865 331776. Web: price.html?page=shop.product_details&flypage=flypage.tpl ?uct_id=32&category_id=2.

Dog-sitter. Mature scientist and dog lover available for long-term house- and dog-sitting in exchange for free board. Ideal for sabbaticals. Oxford preferred. Available from August. Excellent references. Contact

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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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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 houses available from Aug., 2 bedrooms plus study and 3 bedrooms plus loft room arranged as study and guest bedroom, 2 bathrooms, cloakroom, kitchen-breakfast, lounge-dining room, small garden, off-street parking, best suited to a small family of professional visiting academic. Excellent residential area just north of Summertown amenities. Rents £1,095 and £1,350 p.c.m. exclusive of utilities and council tax. Tel.: 01865 516144. Email:

Recently refurbished and extended Victorian terraced house located in the centre of Jericho. Sitting room, dining room, kitchen/breakfast room with double doors to rear garden, shower room, bathroom and 3 bedrooms. For details please contact Lucy Properties on 01865 559973 or visit our website

Attractive stone-built cottage in small Cotswold village of Bladon, 8 miles from Oxford centre, near Blenheim Palace. Living room (wood-burning stove), dining room, large study, modern kitchen, 2 bathrooms, 3 bedrooms, g.c.h. throughout, secluded garden. One mile from Hanborough station for Oxford, London. Village primary school. Rent £950 p.c.m., plus utilities and council tax. Available fully furnished Aug. for year or part-year, academic sabbatical visitors preferred. Email:

Temple Cowley conservation area—18th-century listed stone farmhouse 2½ miles from city centre, University 15 mins. by bike, frequent bus service. Very quiet comfortable family home, fully furnished, 3–4 bedrooms; modern bathroom with shower; office space with wireless broadband connection; large, light kitchen with all appliances; open fires, sunroom, terrace, tranquil walled gardens. Available from July for 12 months; n-s only; £1,450 p.c.m. (utilities excluded). Contact 01865 716273,

Luxurious, spacious, light and airy house in Jericho, conveniently located in catchment area of best schools and University colleges. Sitting room, dining room, extended kitchen with windows opening onto garden. Fully equipped kitchen with all mod cons. Office/fourth bedroom and 3 further bedrooms. Two bathrooms, 1 with bath and other with shower. G.c.h. NTL connection. Parking space at rear. Rent £2,995 p.m., 7 Sept. Email: Mobile: 07803 607112.

Wolvercote: sunny 2-bedroom fully furnished maisonette with large windows and views of the Port Meadow. Includes garage and attic. Located on a quiet cul-de-sac across from Wolvercote Green, near the village hall and canal. Frequent buses to city center. Available 1 Oct., £800 p.c.m. Call 07815 861468 or email

Yarnton village: highly desirable detached 4-bedroom house. Recently refurbished with fitted tiled kitchen and 2 bathrooms. Lovely secluded gardens front and rear with large patio area and double garage. On regular bus route within 10 mins. easy access into Oxford. Furnished or unfurnished, available immediately, £1,600 p.c.m. Contact Mark Rowan-Hull. Tel.: 07751 316979. Email:

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 min. to butcher, pub, shops, post office, buses to Oxford. Rent £1,350 p.m., ONO. Available mid-Aug., 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- 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:

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

Inner north Oxford (close to St Hugh's, Wolfson, on bus stop). Spacious, light 1-bedroom flat with picture windows, balcony, off-street parking. Unfurnished but extensive cupboards and bookcases, computer bench/desk, fridge, washing machine. Available end June, £850 p.c.m., 1-year let. Tel.: 01865 513326.

Summertime in Paris: fully furnished apartment in central Paris-Invalides (near UNESCO), 7 Arrdt. Available 25 June through mid-Oct., on short-term basis. Convenient for 3/4 persons: 1 bedroom with 1 double bed, and large double room with 1 double couch. Fully equipped kitchen, bathroom, closets, etc. Tel.: 0033(0)1 43 06 55 23. Mobile: 0033(0)6 60 27 38 41. Email:

Cowley Rd/St Clements'. Available late Aug./early Sept. Large, recently refurbished flat (unfurnished), within 4 mins. walk of Magdalen Bridge; 3 bedrooms, large sitting room, separate dining room, fully fitted kitchen, bathroom, shower room and separate toilet. Off- peak c.h., double glazed throughout, £975 p.c.m., no deposit. Email: Tel.: 07980 796009.

North and central north Oxford apartments. North: 1 bedroom £725 from Aug. or Sept.; 2 bedrooms (1 double 1 single) £825 available from Aug., Sept. or Oct. Central north: 1 bedroom £795 from early Oct.; 2 bedrooms £915 from Aug. Rents exclude utilities, council tax. Suited to mature professional visiting academics. Good residential amenity area with easy access to most University departments. Tel.: 01865 516144. 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).

Retired professor and Art Historian invites quiet, creative, n-s adult to share large 3-story house on Yangmingshan with greenery on each floor, enormous kitchen, Internet and hot-spring bath; 15–20 mins. fresh-air walk to Chinese Culture University or Yangmingshan National Park. By month or year. See are. Email:

North Oxford : large, light, quiet rooms in beautiful, spacious family house. Very comfortable, tastefully furnished, luxury bathrooms, lovely garden. Short or long term, good rates, wireless, parking. Suit prof/graduates/academics. Tel.: 07725 037775.

Lodger required in family farmhouse in village just north of Kidlington, 7 mins. by car from north Oxford, £70 p.w. Quiet room available, Mon.–Fri., from mid-July, off-street parking and use of house facilities. Would suit postgraduate student or weekly commuter. References required. Tel.: 01869 350034 or 07990 513006. Email:

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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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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:

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:

A large Grade 2 listed Georgian house sleeps 2–12 people, situated in the market town of Llandeilo nestling in the foothills of the Brecon Beacons. Enchanting turreted walled garden and woodland, excellent fun for children. Barbeque available. National Trust Dynevor Castle, Aberglasney Gardens and picturesque beaches all close by. Available for holiday lets and weekend breaks this summer from £350. Email: Web:

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House for Sale

Paris. Your Oxford front door to Paris base in under 4 hours! Seven mins. walk from Gare du Nord, situated across boulevard from Montmartre (9 Arrdt), fifth floor, lift, charming, warm, light- filled 1-bed flat. Living room, south- facing balcony, working fireplace, excellent storage, renovated to a high standard, tastefully furnished, plus Sky and broadband, €360,000 ONO. Contact, 01865 200493 or 07765 286095.

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