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Oxford University Gazette, 30 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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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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The Annunciation Parish Bazaar will take place this year on Sat., 8 Nov., 10 am–2.30 pm, at the Wesley Memorial Church hall, New Inn Hall St, Oxford city centre. Come and find a variety of books; icons from more than 1 tradition (icon-painting demonstration); a selection of gifts; as well as home-made, international food to eat in or take away. There will also be children's activities. All welcome.

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MECO Monthly Forum

Dr Edip Yuksel, a leading US-based Muslim philosopher and modern translator of the Qur'an delivers 2 key presentations at Wolfson College: 3 Nov., 5.30 pm, 'A manifesto for Islamic reform' and 4 Nov., 7 pm, 'Why Qur'an alone through reason'. Both public lectures are free and refreshments served. For further details, email or phone 01865 766032.

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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. Referrals and examples available. For more information, phone 01869 343463, email warwick@thehouseofeden or visit our website at

Exercise and Nutritional Consultant/Personal Trainer, Alan Gordon, M.Sc B.Sc (Hons 1st). One of the UK's most highly qualified, with 39 years of experience, he is specifically recommended by the national health/medical organisation, the Nuffield Hospital Trust. A published author on flexibility techniques (BodyWise Flexibility), he is what you would term a 'credibly real' one-to-one expert. Recommended in Harpers and Queen magazine and the subject of articles in Good Health magazine, he belongs to the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences and the International Society of Biomechanics. He is retained to privately assess personal trainers in the UK and Europe and called as expert witness in litigation involving all manner of health and fitness personnel. His one-to-one clients, of both genders, range from early teens to eighty-year-olds, from absolute novices to advanced, covering a truly vast range of needs and requirements. See: Click on 'Alan' for more profile information.

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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.

Local, English, Oxford lady, over 15 years' experience, offers housework and ironing; babysitting also available. Excellent references. Seeks academic families, but not essential. Summertown, also Headington and Boars Hill area. Enjoy large houses or small. Limited spaces available—Sat. also if required. Kindly reply to 07909 633875.

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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:

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.

Lovely, 3-bedroom home in Iffley Rd, available for 3 months from the end of Nov. Master bedroom with en suite. Off-road parking, garden, £1,295 p.c.m. Tel.: 01869 327577.

House to rent from 20–30 Dec. for £500. 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:

Superb Edinburgh family home for rental or exchange. Full of light, magnificent views. On 3 floors, all recently renovated. Seven bedrooms incl. study. Spacious kitchen (w/ Aga)/dining/living room, huge sitting room with piano, 2 bathrooms, 1 restroom, utility. Garden suits outdoor dining. Parking. Two mins. walk to Botanical Gardens. Shops, cinemas, theatres, cafes, city centre all walking distance. Available Jan.–Aug. Email:

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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:

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

Available late Nov. Modern decor and furnishings, 1 bedroom, living room, kitchen, bathroom, c.h. All facilities. Private parking. Quiet Banbury Rd location, ½ mile city centre. N-s. Monthly rental £690. Contact 01993 852196.

To Let from Jan. Spacious, first-floor, 1- bedroom apartment in quiet, professional building, Summertown, north Oxford, OX2 7LU. Separate reception, kitchen, bathroom, double bedroom and large storage closet. Wooden floors throughout. Parking space. South facing, looking onto beautiful shared garden. Furnished/unfurnished negotiable, £830 p.m. (Also for sale: Vauxhall Corsa, very good condition, high spec, economical, 5-door, SXi, black. Moving abroad, £2,800 o.n.o.) Tel.: 07812 570238. Email:

Flat to let in excellent location—Cunliffe Close, Banbury Rd, north Oxford. Two bedrooms, large living/diner, balcony, fully furnished and equipped, good decorative order. Next to bus stop (very efficient service), very near Summertown shops, doctors and leisure centre, £900 p.c.m., incl. council tax and phone line. Opportunity not to be missed! Contact: 01865 311689, 07845 059919 or

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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).

North Oxford . Short let or long. Independent, male, graduate wanted to share quiet house facing Port Meadow. Spacious room with share of bathroom, kitchen, adjacent dining room. Internet link available. Rent £70 p.w., incl. fuel. A second room negotiable. 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:

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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:

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Houses for Sale

Terraced house in Le Beausset, Var, France: 65 sq m living space over 3 levels, roof terrace with views of hills. Basement, first-floor bed/living room, second-floor kitchen/diner, third-floor bedroom and terrace. Completely renovated, perfect condition, situated on quiet street, 4 km autoroute, 9 km sea (Bandol). Near Provençal hilltop villages. Sold direct by owners, only €215,000, negotiable. Tel.: 0033 (0)476230293, 0033 680223728 or 07746 123076.

Lovely, bright, semi- detached house in Florence Park Rd, 2 mins. walk to the park. Three bedrooms (1 small), study, conservatory, small garden. Potential to convert loft into extra bedroom. Quick bus rides to town centre. Sale through agent, but email or call for more details, £290,000 guide price. Email: Tel.: 01865 718422.

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