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Oxford University Gazette, 1 October 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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St Theosevia Centre

St Theosevia Centre for Christian Spirituality open study days, Saturdays, 10.30–4: 17 Oct., 'Art and spirituality: spirituality through the arts'; 7 Nov., 'From Stonehenge to Glastonbury: 'the human face of the New Age' and its encounter with Christian contemplative prayer'; 21 Nov., 'Transition of life: from this life to the life to come'. Fee £5; students free. No booking necessary. Information:

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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 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 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 Ltd provides professional, comprehensive service in all aspects of tree and shrub maintenance throughout Oxfordshire. Established in 1993, we have built a professional reputation of integrity, reliability and efficiency, combined with passion and dedication for tree preservation and maintenance. The combination of skills and experience provides the best tree care solutions and ensures high commitment to customer care and satisfaction. Office: 08454 582980. Mobile: 07976 261850. Email: Visit:

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 a 100% pass rate for 2009 (national average is 43%). Intensive courses, motorway, refresher lessons and new drivers—all tailored to suit your needs. Call Paul on 07786 176122. Website:

Chauffeur/taxi service. Reliable, experienced service available for business or pleasure. Airports/docks/Eurostar, etc. Comfortable Mercedes E-class and 7-passenger XLWB Mercedes Viano for those with lots of luggage. Child seats available. Fully licensed and insured. Sample prices: Oxford to Heathrow, £68; Eurostar, £90; Gatwick, £119. Call Clive Roberts to discuss your needs or for advice. Account customers welcome. Mobile: 07917 566077. Home: 01865 778608. Email:

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. Visit, email or phone 01865 331776 and get your life back.

Tidy Outlook: garden maintenance, grass cutting, hedge trimming, pruning, lopping, planting, weeding, tidying, leaf sweeping and clearance. We also undertake cleaning duties at flats, houses, student accommodation, staircases, car parks, etc. We carry out all duties with due regard to health and safety. Small jobs very welcome. Fully insured. Free no-obligation quotes. Please telephone Antony 01865 891749 or John 01235 532136. Web:

Beechfield Restorations Ltd. We have been specialising in all aspects of restoration and conservation of fine/antique furniture for more than 40 years. Our knowledgeable and dedicated team is interested in the detail as much as the overall effect. Our services range from copying period antiques to repairing wear and tear of furniture around the home. Collection and delivery. Only 10 miles from Oxford! Tel.: 01844 339900.

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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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Situations Vacant

Required as soon as possible, a well-qualified teacher of Czech to prepare a student for the International Baccalaureate. Applicants should be native speakers who are able to teach literature to pre- university students in their mother tongue for 2 hours p.w. For details, please contact Mrs C. Gospel, Head of Languages, as soon as possible. Tel.: 01865 517333. Fax: 01865 517319. Email:

Oxford Analytica ( seeks Production/Research Editor to undertake broad range of editorial duties, including electronic publication of Oxford Analytica Daily Brief and providing a research capacity for editorial team. Microsoft Office skills, in-depth knowledge of Microsoft Word essential, also familiarity with HTML and/or XML. Graphic editing and charting skills required. Previous experience in publishing role an advantage. Should have keen interest in international politics, economics and/or business, and ability to write/edit with speed and accuracy. Position Oxford based. Send copy of CV, covering letter (including details of current salary and where you saw vacancy advertised), evidence of eligibility to work in the UK to: Sally Martin, HR Manager, Oxford Analytica, 5 Alfred St, Oxford OX1 4EH. Email: Tel.: 01865 261600.

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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 seek quality rental accommodation in Oxford or the surrounding area, we can help. QB Management is one of Oxford's foremost letting agents, specialising in lettings to academics, medical personnel and other professionals. We aim to offer the friendliest and most helpful service in Oxford. Visit for details of all properties available. Or phone, fax or email 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 St, Jericho, Oxford OX2 6BQ. We value your custom. Tel.: 01865 311745. Web:

Central Oxford townhouse for University staff or visiting academics with University association. Easy walking distance from libraries, museums, colleges. Two bedrooms. Fully furnished, £1,500 p.c.m. incl. internet, gas, electricity and local calls. Available from mid-Sept. Contact:

Woodstock: coach house to let from 1 Sept. Idyllic setting overlooking Blenheim Park. Regular bus service to Oxford. Accommodates up to 2. Kitchen, dining/sitting room. Double bedroom. Bathroom. Partially furnished. Parking for 1 car. Rent £650 p.c.m. References required. Ring 01993 813569 or 07976 438336 for appointment to view.

Tinkerbell Cottage in Boars Hill, Oxford. Four miles city centre. Charming terraced cottage with gardens and stunning countryside views. Many footpaths in area. Double bedroom plus study with sleeping loft. Furnished, working fireplace, off-street parking, close to Oxford buses and local shops. Suit couple or single person, £900 p.c.m. incl. utilities except phone. No pets. Short let considered. Contact 01865 735305 or

Two-double-bedroom mid-terrace house in Kirby Place, Temple Cowley. Small modern kitchen. Good-sized living room onto neat low-maintenance garden. Rear access and bike storage. At end of cul-de-sac, opposite Cowley swimming pool. Good 24-hour bus service to Oxford. Available from Sept., £900 p.m. on 12-month short-hold lease. No deposit, but references required. Tel.: 07775 862078.

Marston Rd. Well-presented, fully furnished, end-terrace house with large garden. Two bedrooms (large double and large single), conservatory, fitted kitchen, g.c.h., mixer shower. Ten mins. walk to University Parks, close to JR Hospital and both universities, frequent buses to city centre. Suitable for couple or single person, £825 p.c.m. Available from 1 Oct. No pets or smokers. Contact Dr Sacha Simon on 07816 375342. Email:

Large Victorian family house on Divinity Rd, east Oxford. Three large double bedrooms, 1 single, 2 full bathrooms, 2 additional cloakrooms. Large impressive hallway, drawing room, dining room and large dining kitchen. Conservatory. Garden to front and rear. Garage. Fifteen mins. walk into town, served by frequent buses and close to local amenities. Partly furnished (including grand piano), £2,300 p.c.m. Available from 1 Mar. 2010. Contact: or 07786 356410.

Large riverside Victorian terraced house on Osney Island, Oxford. Five bedrooms (4 double, 1 single), 2 bathrooms, large sitting/dining room with lovely view onto garden and river. Open-plan kitchen, laundry room, downstairs WC. Wireless broadband. Several bicycles. Train station 4 mins., town centre 12 mins. on foot. Available for Mar. and July 2010, £1,700 p.m., negotiable for shorter periods. Contact Quentin: +44 (0)1865 241178,

Three/four-double-bedroom 300-year-old townhouse in the heart of Woodstock. Available immediately. Garden, dining area, living room, 2 bathrooms, cellar, £1,250 p.m. Duncan: 07792 224718 or

Headington, 3-bed semi-detached house for rent in quiet residential street close to Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre with off-road parking. Unfurnished and available for 6 months (flexible) for £1,100 p.c.m., excl. utilities and council tax. For more information, please phone 01865 765071 or 07712 674216 or 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.

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 more than 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

Light airy modernised 1-bedroom flat on top floor of family house overlooking green, within Oxford city boundary. From Sept./Oct. for up to a year, 2 months' notice either way. Stunning views, all mod cons incl. dishwasher, 2½ miles city centre, walking distance and nearer to parts of University. Regular bus route, unproblematic parking, £845 p.c.m. incl. bills except telephone. References required. Contact

New furnished flat, Jericho (Walton Well Rd). Two bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms (1 off master bedroom), available 1 Dec. for 1 year or less. Fully furnished, finished to exceptional standard. Large terrace, all appliances, walk to University. Near best schools, parks. Quiet, easy to maintain. Under-floor heating, built-in cupboards, washer, drier, £1,395 p.m. Allocated inside parking additional £100 p.m. Contact A. Gaston. Email: Tel.: 613 745 1368 (Canada).

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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, free wireless broadband and central and independent heating. Very moderate terms. Linen, cleaning and breakfast included. Tel./fax: 01865 557879. Email:

Reduce your kinetic energy and apply an equal and opposite force to a sofa in one of our homes. Finders Keepers—helping Oxford's physicists decelerate for 35-plus years. Tel.: 01865 311011. Web:

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).

Attractive, comfortable B&B. Accommodation in small, quiet, pleasant private establishment. Bus stop 1 min. from door. Frequent bus service to the High St (1½ miles). Picturesque walks into town beside the river. Unrestricted car parking. Discounts given for 5-day stays. Tel. 01865 770501 or email

Flat-share. Central/north Oxford. Large room in a spacious, sunny flat. N-s. Two toilets. Broadband, washing machine, television, DVD/video player, ample storage, off-street parking. Suitable for visiting academic, postgraduate student or professional, £395 p.m. plus contribution to utilities. Available immediately. Tel.: 01865 511555 or 07866 653619.

Available for short lets: Midsomer Cottage, Iffley, Oxford. Delightful 3-bedroom Victorian cottage situated within ring road. Iffley is a charming riverside village with 2 hotels, a pub and Norman church. Regular bus service into the city. Accommodation includes living room, breakfast kitchen, 2 bathrooms, garden and lovely views. Weekly from £420, monthly from £1,500, plus weekends. Tel. Sue: 01491 875939. Email:

Rooms to let, Yarnton area, in large modern house. Internet access, off-road parking, on main bus route, £320 p.c.m. or £350 for larger room. Tel.: 01865 370240 or 07833 204905.

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Self-catering Apartments

Weekly Home offers fully furnished and serviced accommodation from 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 surrounding villages. Wide selection of quality homes available for short-stay lets from 1 week to several months. OxfordShortlets caters for professional individuals, groups or families visiting Oxford for holiday, business, academic and relocation purposes or for temporary accommodation between homes. 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 academics, professionals and their families, and have a constant flow of enquiries from good-quality tenants seeking property in the Oxford area. For details 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.

Milton Friedman the landlord would surely hate the increasing rental legislation, but would inflation boosting his rental income cause him sleepless nights? Finders Keepers—assessing buy-side demand for Oxford's economists for 35-plus years. Tel.: 01865 311011. Web:

Professor on sabbatical in academic year 2010–11 looking for accommodation within easy walking distance to Bodleian. Prefers 2 rooms with desk (likes working at home a lot), kitchen facilities, parking space. Apartment should have much natural light. Exchange arrangement with Freiburg (SW Germany) possible. Would be very happy to house-sit and feed the cat or walk the dog. Contact:

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Country Retreat

Country retreat near the sea. Bridport, Dorset. Available for 6 months, Oct.–Apr., £520 p.m. Suit single or couple. See: (see the Annexe). Please phone Ruth Collier: 01308 458787.

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Holiday Lets

Unspoiled 5-bedroom 17th-century farmhouse—huge kitchen, 3 reception rooms, antiques, open fires, Wi- Fi, stabling—and/or 2 simple isolated old-fashioned 2-bedroom cottages—open fires, polished floors, large studies, many books, unfitted kitchens, no TV, no telephone. Oxford prices from £25/day (winter), £50/day (summer). Available long weekends, a month, or in between. No set change-over days. On 190-acre organic farm—woods, valleys, riverbank, trout, deer, badgers. Near Midhurst: stunning views of South Downs. 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. Short winter breaks available from £200. Tel.: 01865 558503 or 07815 296675. See:

Magnificent townhouse in pretty village of Mairena in the Alpujarras. Three double bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and large open-plan living area with wood-burning stove. Large roof terrace with stunning views. Mareina is on the GR7 walking route and a few km from Sierra Nevada National Park. Great area for walking, horse-riding and cross- country skiing. Easy access from Almeria, Granada and Malaga. Sleeps 6. From £250 p.w. Email:

Paris—Marais. Delightful 1-bed apartment, ideal for 2 adults (+ 2 children). First floor with large sitting room with en suite kitchen, bedroom and bathroom (shower). Flat is surrounded by a balcony with lovely views over the square and gets plenty of sunshine. Available for short or medium lets. Website: Contact Dr J.H. Chamberlain. Email: Tel.: 07957 588448.

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House for Sale

For sale: roomy 2-bed terraced house in very popular village of Eynsham. Large main bedroom with fitted wardrobes, updated bathroom, large lounge with stripped wood flooring, good- sized rear garden, separate garage. Eynsham has great shops, pubs, schools, and is close to Oxford with excellent transport links; £185,000. Phone 01865 731229.

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