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Oxford University Gazette, 3 June 2010 : 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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Memorial Service

A celebration of the life of Sir Kenneth James Dover, FRSE, FBA, formerly Chancellor of the University of St Andrews (1981–2005), President of Corpus Christi College, Oxford (1976–86) and Fellow and Tutor at Balliol College, Oxford (1948–55), will take place on Sun. 13 June at 2 pm in Younger Hall, St Andrews. For further information, please contact Audrey Dyce ( or 01334 461905).

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Public Lecture

Oxford Brookes Early Modern Research Cluster invites you to a reception and public lecture with Alison Weir and Tracy Borman: 'The virgin and the whore.' Sat. 19 June, 5 pm reception, 6 pm lecture, Willow Lecture Theatre, Headington Campus (Headington Hill), Oxford Brookes. No charge for this event. All welcome. Please contact organisers for further details: Katharine Craik:; Eleanor Lowe:

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Chorister Open Day

New College Choir: chorister open day, Sat. 12 June, 4 pm. Families with boys aged 3–7 are warmly invited to the choir's annual open day to discover everything about the life of a chorister. Information sessions, dressing up, games, musical items, and tea with chorister families are all designed to make this an enjoyable and informative afternoon. For information and to register, contact, 01865 279519, and see

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Harcourt Arboretum Activities

Harcourt Arboretum activities: Explorer Backpacks—for children 3–11 years, to help explore the arboretum, Apr. to Nov., available from ticket office. Quest Geocaching Trails—outdoor treasure-hunt style activity for family groups using GPS receiver to locate hidden caches. End-July to end-Aug., available from ticket office. Insight Tours–learn more about the Arboretum, first Wed. of every month, 2 pm, no need to book. All activities free with entry.

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Participants Sought for Research

What does being single mean to you now, in the past and for the future? If you are male, aged over 50 and have spent most of your lifetime not in a relationship, you are invited to take part in a research project at the University. There has been little research on this topic and your contribution is important. The research is solely for academic purposes. Participants of different backgrounds, including straight and gay men, and men of all ethnicities and beliefs, are welcome. All information will be anonymised and confidential. If interested, please contact Yiu-tung Suen at 07942 582142 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 or partners of visiting scholars, of graduate students and of 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 24hour photocopying, private mailing addresses (24hour 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:

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 car 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:

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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.

Tidy Outlook services: garden maintenance including grass cutting, hedge trimming, pruning, lopping, weeding and garden clearance. Friendly family service, weekly, fortnightly, monthly or just one visit. Fully insured, free estimates, small jobs welcome. Please tel. 01865 891749 or 01235 532136.

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.

Painting and house maintenance work undertaken. No job too small. References. Phone Anthony 01865 762576.

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Situations Vacant

Author doing preliminary work on history of international capital markets seeks freelance researcher for estimated 5 to 10 hours p.w. through end of June. Familiarity with investment banking and regulatory affairs in both US and Europe is a plus. Please send cover letter and CV to

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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:

A beautiful 300-year-old property within a stone's throw of Woodstock town and Blenheim Palace. Three bedrooms (1 with en suite), 2 reception rooms, a bathroom, kitchen and garden. Unfurnished or furnished. Available now, £1,250 p.m. For more details and photos contact:

House to let during all or part of Aug. 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 or email:

Yearly let available Sept. Lovely 4- bedroom, 3-bathroom family house in residential north Oxford, close to schools, Summertown shops, sports centre, 5 mins. bike/bus to centre Oxford. Open-plan sitting room with sunny south-facing dining area, further reception room/flexible use. Fitted kitchen. Utility room. Off-street parking, easily managed gardens, £2,195 p.c.m. Email: Tel.: 01865 554142/07779 392229.

Recently refurbished family house on Divinity Rd, east Oxford. Three bedrooms, 2 reception rooms, kitchen and utility room, bathroom with over-bath shower, separate WC. Garden to front and rear. Fifteen mins. walk into town, close to local amenities and the JR. Available furnished on short lease between mid-June and 27 Aug., £1,600 p.c.m. Contact: or 01865 279650.

A rare opportunity to rent a 5-bedroom house within the main quad of one of Oxford's well-known colleges. Accommodation comprises kitchen, 2 large reception rooms, study, wine cellar, large open landing, 5 bedrooms, kitchenette, 3 bathrooms and garden to rear. Property is offered to let unfurnished for 1 year from June. For further information please contact Bridget Ronaldson at Savills 01865 269082 or email

Summer/short let. Three-bedroom semi- detached house in Headington available from mid-July. Quiet street, off-street parking, convenient for hospitals, Oxford University Old Road Campus and Brookes University. For more details please email or phone 01865 289381 or 07712 674216.

Two houses: 1) Georgian grade-2 house with outstanding views in unique setting in North Parade, central north Oxford, 4 double bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2 receptions, conservatory. Available June/July, £2,950 p.c.m. 2) South Oxford, beautifully refurbished, 5 bedrooms, 4-story house near river/views of Folly Bridge. Garden, large and fantastic living space/kitchen. Available June/July, unfurnished. Ideal family let, £2,300 p.c.m. Contact David/Masha:, 07866 672722.

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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.

Visiting Oxford? We have studio, 1- bedroom and 2-bedroom apartments conveniently located for the various colleges and University departments, available for 1 week to several months. Apartments are serviced, linen provided, rental includes all bills. Most of our guests are visiting academics like yourself. Details, photos and prices on our website: Email: or tel.: 01993 811711.

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

Summertown flat, 300 yards from shops. Large furnished bed-sitter, kitchenette, washing machine, bathroom, self- contained on second floor of family house. C.h. Rent includes all bills, except hot-water heater. Reduced rent for 1 quiet, n-s, long-term tenant (minimum 1 year, preferred longer). Yearly contract and references required. Suitable for 1 person only. Free Aug. but viewable now. Email:

Oxford Castle, short-term lets in 2- bedroom fully furnished luxury apartment. Spacious duplex accommodation, open-plan living area, fully equipped kitchen, wireless broadband, free international phone calls to many countries, digital TV, 2 double bedrooms, 2 separate bathrooms, all linen and towels. Prime location with balcony overlooking main castle square. Video entry phone and elevator. Non-smokers only. Available monthly from 1 Aug., £1,850 incl. everything except electricity. Email:

North and central north Oxford apartments. North: 1 bedroom at £725 from late July and Sept.; 2 bedrooms (1 double, 1 single) at £825 from Aug. or Sept. Central north: 1 bedroom at £795 from Oct.; 2 bedrooms (1 double, 1 single) at £925 from July. All excl. utilities and council tax. Suited to mature professional visiting academics. Tel.: 01865 516144. Email:

Small, comfortable studio flat in north Oxford suitable for 1 person. Self contained and recently renovated. New cooker, microwave, washing machine, full bathroom. Parking available; £525 p.m. incl. utilities. Phone line can be connected. Call 01865 558137.

Central north Oxford. Close to University Parks and river, 10 mins. walk to University science area, 15 mins. to Bodleian Library or city centre; self-contained fully furnished garden flat in quiet, leafy street; large living room, double bedroom, fully equipped kitchen, bathroom with bath and shower, walk-in closet; broadband connection; c.h. Use of large garden. N-s only. Available from Sept. (possibly earlier), £1,130 p.c.m. Tel +44 (0)1865 512138.

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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).

Visiting parents, academics, or just need a weekend away? Oxford Cottages offers 3 spectacular period country cottages 2 miles from Oxford available for 2 nights to several weeks. Featured in Period House and Your Home interiors magazines and on ITV's Live the Dream. Inglenook fireplaces (we supply the logs!), Jacuzzi baths and luxurious bedrooms for the perfect Oxford retreat in unspoilt stone village location. Call Ann: 01865 351530. See:

Do you need to rent a room? Would you like to earn cash for occasional childcare? Spacious room with bathroom in Summertown, £375 p.c.m. for someone who can be flexible with their time for occasional school drop-off and pick-up of our children, 6 and 8. Paid at £7 p.h. Would suit postgrad. Email Tom and Judith at

Available central Oxford, St Clement's area (20 mins. walk Bodleian, 25 mins. to labs), near London bus, in a comfortable large house. C.h., appliances, June–Apr., rent: £600 p.m., council tax incl. Your own double bedroom, your own large study room, and bathroom. The large kitchen, sitting room, dining room, garden will be shared with 1 quiet and clean person. Bills shared. Please contact:

Light, airy, quiet rooms available in large family house in north Oxford; luxury bathroom, use of kitchen, utilities and wonderful garden; Wi-Fi, parking, easy bus to centre. Reply to: or 07725 037775.

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Self-catering Apartments

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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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 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:

Wanted—short-term rental for academic couple in process of moving house. From mid-July for 3–6 months. Would consider any reasonably priced accommodation in or near Oxford. Furnished or unfurnished. Call 01844 339630 or email

Unusual accommodation required. Civilized, quiet, amenable middle-aged lady seeks inexpensive accommodation in or near Oxford. Has your family flown the nest? Perhaps you only occupy part of your house? Would it help to have someone close by? Could offer some PA or other light help. Excellent references. Tel.: 01993 775728 (evenings only) or 07973 499596.

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Holiday Lets

Midhurst. Romantic old-fashioned cottages in national park: open fires, polished floors, simple kitchens, many books, no TVs. Gorgeous unspoiled 5-bed 17th-century farmhouse also occasionally available. Own 190-acre organic farm—woods, valleys, river, wildlife. Absurdly cheap in winter. 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:

Greek island holidays. Since 1992, Thalpos Holidays has been personally selecting holiday properties and locations for independent travellers and their families. Villas with private pools and charming cottages by the sea in Skopelos, Skiathos, Alonissos, Corfu, Paxos, Lefkas, Kefalonia, Zante and, new for this year, coastal locations in the southern Peloponnese. Prices start from £65 per night! Visit us at or contact us at Tel.: +30 24240 29036.

Mousehole, Cornwall. Dylan Thomas called Mousehole the most beautiful village in England. Wharf-side cottage to let for holidays (sleeping 4) offering kids safe sandy beaches inside the harbour and rocky pools outside with fishing from the quays. Multifarious attractions nearby include cliff walks, surfing, art galleries, archaeological sites, etc. From £200–£500. Winter breaks £100 (3 nights). Apply Professor or Mrs Dancy, Wharf House, Mousehole, TR19 6RX. Tel.: 01736 731137.

Old stone holiday house north of Poitiers (ex-outbuildings) on small organic sheep/cattle farm in rolling farmland. Sleeps 5–7 plus baby. Upstairs: double en suite, double, single, bathroom. Downstairs: sitting room (double sofa bed, fireplace), living room, loo, kitchen, terrace with barbecue, swings. Home-grown veg, eggs and meat when available. Futuroscope 25 mins., Poitiers 30 mins., Chinon 40 mins., La Rochelle 2 hrs. Swimming pool in village 8km. Information/availability:

House for rent in the medina of Assilah, 35km from Tangier airport. Assilah is a beautiful 16th-century Portuguese fortified fishermen's city on the Atlantic coast of Morocco with great beaches, fish and inexpensive lifestyle. The house has 3 bedrooms (2 double and 1 single) and 2 bathrooms. Minimum stay 7 days at €700 p.w. Information at:

Pretty 60sq m apartment in converted 17th-century barn in a small village near to Briançon, France. Sleeps up to 7, fully equipped kitchen, bathroom with shower, sitting room with open fire, shared garden. Minutes' walk to forest, mountains, 4km to nearest town (Monetier les Bains). Available all year. For more information email Quentin:

Northwest Highlands: spacious holiday home set in open croft land with stunning views of Clashnessie Bay and encircling hills, mins. away from sandy beach. Enjoy all that Sutherland has to offer: hill and coastal walks, sea and fresh-water fishing, boat trips, kayaking, photography, painting, or simply rest and soak up the tranquillity. Sleeps 8. Contact: Maggie at Visit:

Lazio (I)—18th-century farm house in beautiful countryside with large garden and peach orchard, historic Cantalupo 4km (, train station 8km, 45 mins. drive from Rome centre. Available to rent on weekly basis from end June: 2 large living rooms, fully equipped kitchen, 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, large terrace. Sleeps 8, €700 p.w, all incl. Email:

Apartment for rent in Morocco. A sensibly priced family retreat on the Mediterranean coast in Morocco. This 4- star poolside apartment sleeps up to 5. It is a short walk to marina, restaurants, beach, waterpark and 5-star hotel with spa facilities. Perfect!! View and make a booking on

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House for Sale

Larnaca, Cyprus. Three-bedroom bungalow for sale in Livadia near Larnaca. Quiet village location. Close to sea and local amenities. Three double bedrooms with built- in wardrobes, 2 bathrooms (1 en suite), a/c throughout, solar water heating, large veranda, small garden, covered parking; €220,000. See for more details.

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