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Oxford University Gazette, 4 February 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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Oxford Oratory Event

Robert Hardy, the actor, and Vox Angelica perform readings and settings of Hildegard of Bingen's sequences and Gerard Manley Hopkins' poetry. Includes part of 'The Wreck of the Deutschland' for mezzo soprano, and readings from Hopkins' journals and from a contempoary of St Hildegard. At the Oxford Oratory (St Aloysius' Church), 25 Woodstock Rd, 12 Mar., 8 pm. Undergraduates only £5, otherwise £10 (£8). Interval bar. Tickets: Oxford Playhouse (

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Brookes Lectures

Oxford Brookes University and King's College, London, present the International and Military Studies seminars, Tuesdays, 5 pm, Buckley Building, Oxford Brookes: 16 Feb.: Dr Kent Fedorowich, ' 'Caught in the cross fire': Lord Beaverbrook, Sir Gerald Campbell and the near demise of the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan, May–October 1940'; 2 Mar.: Prof. Andrew Lambert, 'Fighting on the periphery: the Crimean War in the Arctic'; 16 Mar.: Lt-General Louis Lillywhite, 'Post-Cold War environment: medical and health implications for current and future conflicts'; 30 Mar.: Prof. Christopher Saunders, 'The ending of the Cold War and the ending of apartheid.' Enquiries: or

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Schola Cantorum Masterclass

Dame Emma Kirkby, a patron and former member of Schola Cantorum, will give a masterclass to members of the choir on Thurs. 11 Feb., 7.30 pm in the chapel, Queen's College. World famous for her interpretations of Baroque repertoire, Dame Emma will illuminate the music of Handel, Vivaldi and Purcell. Tickets £15 (£5 students on the door) available from or 07972 542524.

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Notice from Malaysian Medical Charity

A charity on the island of Borneo is recruiting 2 newly qualified doctors to work as volunteers in a new free hospital/clinic for 12 months, starting Apr. This is a non-salaried job, but UK–Borneo return airfares, lodging and food will be provided. Those who share our objective in providing free medical care to needy are cordially invited to apply. Email Eric ( and cc to for further details.

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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 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:

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:

Computer problem needing personal but understanding help? Want to do something and don't know how? We can put you on the Internet safely or upgrade 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.

Exercise, injury and nutritional consultant/personal trainer. Alan Gordon, MSc BSc (Hons 1st), 41 years' experience. British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences, International Society of Biomechanics, and Clinical Exercise Physiology Association. Clients range from 14–83 years old. Speciality fields are on website. The only trainer recommended to their patients and clients by the UK health/medical organisation, the Nuffield Hospital Trust. Web:

Deal with presentation, lecturing and public speaking nerves in 1 day. Brilliant course at Oxford Brookes, Mon. 8 Mar. Only 14 places left—when they are gone, they are gone. Visit or call 01869 340022 to book.

Piano lessons and piano accompaniment (string, woodwind and singers). I have taught and accompanied for years at the Belgrade Faculty of Music and the Academy of Fine Arts. I am now based in Summertown, Oxford; £25 for 1 hour, £20 for 45 mins. or £15 for a half hour. Flexible time table. Adults and children; all welcome. Dada Toskic, 19a Staverton Rd, OX2 6XH. Tel.: 07769 653075. 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.

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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:

Beautifully restored house (18th cent.) in centre of pretty village, 6 miles Oxford. Four bedrooms, 3 sitting rooms, farmhouse kitchen, dining room, large study, all mod cons, garden, cleaner. Village all services; good range of shops. Excellent 24-hour bus service to Oxford centre from door (20 mins. journey). Perfect for visiting academic family. Available 30 Mar.–21 Apr.; 16 July–29 Aug., £460 p.w. Contact:; 01865 483951 (work); 01865 880142 (home).

Attractive 4-bedroom house in Nettlebed (about 20 miles south of Oxford). Four bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 3 reception rooms, garden and garage. Fully furnished to a high standard, Wi-Fi. Wonderful views over beautiful Chilterns countryside, excellent walking country, £1,500 p.c.m. Available Apr.–Sept. Contact or 01491 641653.

Beautiful 3-bedroom house 12 miles from Oxford on the edge of the Cotswolds available to rent Mar.–July. Would suit couple or small family seeking rural calm in a friendly village with good services and bus connections to Oxford and Woodstock. Enjoy a cosy cottage kitchen, pleasant work spaces, sunset views from the stylish sunroom and a large orchard garden. Call 07966 152093 for further information.

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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

Two-room flat let for single n-s. Heated, no bills, free now for long-term. Near Radcliffe and Ruskin, fine views, £420 p.m. Tel.: 01865 437750. Email:

To let from Feb. Spacious, first-floor, 1- bedroom apartment in purpose-built, quiet, professional building, Summertown, north Oxford, OX2 7LU. Separate reception, kitchen, bathroom, double bedroom and large storage closet. Wooden floors throughout. Private parking space. South facing, looking onto beautiful shared garden. Furnished/unfurnished negotiable, £830 p.m. Tel.: 01223 892718 (evening). Email:

Central north Oxford: 2-bedroom flat in Banbury Rd. Short walking distance to Summertown, colleges and city centre. Exceptionally bright, cheerful, contemporary. Award-winning modern block with parking and communal gardens. Furnished, open-plan living room, floor- to-ceiling picture windows and balcony. Photos available, £1,200 p.c.m. Available now. For more information, please call 07791 515492 or email

City-centre apartment available to let. High-class 1-bedroom apartment in secure, modern development right in the centre of town (Gloucester Green). Fully furnished. Spacious living/dining room, fully equipped kitchen, double bedroom and smart bathroom with bath and good shower. Broadband-ready. Electric heating, low overheads, £850 p.c.m., available 1 Mar. For further information, photos and floor plan, please see or contact Tori at 07726 450514 or

Available now, very special 2-bedroom open-plan apartment in unique, quiet location in listed converted stable block in grounds of Wytham Abbey in the idyllic village of Wytham, 3 miles from central Oxford. Shared medieval walled courtyard garden. Modern interior has been newly decorated and carpeted. Parking space. Permit to walk in Wytham Woods. Not suitable for children, smokers or pets, £925 p.c.m. unfurnished. Prefer long-term let. Contact:, 01865 726919.

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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).

One-bedroom flat, Banbury Rd, north Oxford. Third-floor, 1-bedroom apartment in Banbury Rd complex, private balcony. Seven mins. walk from Summertown shops. Bus stops to and from city centre outside entrance. Off-street parking, all modern conveniences. Linen and towels provided, broadband/wireless. All costs included in price. From £430 p.w. Tel.: 07787 124247 (mobile) or 01844 237327. Email: Web:

Flat-share. Central/north Oxford. Large room in a spacious, sunny, quiet 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. Tel.: 01865 511555 or 07866 653619.

For rent in central Summertown, available now: single bedroom in comfortable house with use of sitting/dining room, kitchen (dishwasher and washing machine), and garden. Cleaner comes weekly. Resident cat. Owner is temporarily abroad. Email: or call 00447880595238 for further details.

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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

Wolfson College has some small individual office spaces available in a building adjacent to the college. Rent is approximately £500 p.m. and includes Ethernet and services. Telephone calls outside the University telephone system are chargeable. Business rates apply. Kitchen facilities and a meeting room are available at no extra charge. Contact the Accommodation Officer on 01865 (2)74071 or

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:

University of Auckland professor seeks house-sit or short-stay accommodation in central Oxford for herself and 3 young adult family members from 1–11 Mar. Contact Jill at:

Away for the summer? We're looking for short-term furnished housing in Oxford. Single-bedroom house or apartment within 2 miles of the city centre would be ideal, from early-mid May until at least the end of June. Married couple with well-behaved cat. Please contact

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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:

Fancy some Mediterranean sun? Apartment to let in Porec, Croatia. Sleeps up to 8. Lovely in spring. Historic area, lots to do all ages. From £280 p.w. Cheap RyanAir flights to Pula. Contact

Lot, France. Simple cottage in quiet rural village in beautiful valley. Sleeps 4 (2, 1+1). Private garden. Walking, cycling (some bikes available including tandem), canoeing. Flowers and butterflies. Varied visits e.g. Rocamadour, St Cirq Lapopie. Cost £400 p.w. July, Aug.; £200 p.w./£350 per fortnight at other times. Possibility extra independent beds (2, 1+1 bunk beds). Possibility also French tuition (CEE, scholarship, GCSE). For more details, photos see website: or email:

Andalucia. Whitewashed village house near Granada available to let at discount rates for Gazette readers: £200–£250, depending on season. Sleeps 6. No pool. Large garden with orange trees. Lovely walks and shady picnic places by rivers. The valley was the food growing area for the Moors, with the original water channels to bring the snow melt to the fields still keeping it all going. Contact:

West coast of Ireland holiday cottage, 1 mile from the lovely and vibrant town of Clifden in the heart of Connemara, available all year round. Well equipped and suitable for 2–3 n-s adults, £200–£260 p.w. See: For more information, contact Brigid: 01865 378620,

North Yorkshire coast. Comfortable, well- appointed Georgian house available for holiday lets in Robin Hood's Bay. Garden, sea views, c.h., private parking. Sleeps 9-plus but special rates for couples and small parties. Fully equipped kitchen, dining room, large comfortable sitting room on ground floor; 3 bedrooms (1 en suite), family bathroom, further sitting room on first floor; 2 further bedrooms, bathroom on second floor. Contact Val Everton: 01904 656401; 07592 590727;

Greek island holidays. Villas with private pools, charming cottages by the sea in Skopelos, Skiathos, Alonissos, Corfu, Paxos, Lefkas, Kefalonia and Zante from £65/night! Now also in coastal locations of the southern Peloponnese. Thalpos Holidays has been offering holidays since 1992, personally selecting properties and locations to please the independent traveller and their families. Visit us at or contact us at Tel.: +30 24240 29036.

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Property Exchange or Sale

Property exchange or sale—17th-century stone-built farmhouse fully renovated with original features, 2/3 bedrooms with attached barn for conversion, enclosed garden and parking, in quiet village location 5 mins. Tain L'hermitage, 1½ hours from ski resorts (east) and Mediterranean (south), TGV 25 mins., Lyon or Nîmes airport 1 hour. In the midst of Hermitage and St Joseph vineyards and fruit orchards, €200,000. Seeking 2- bedroom house/apartment in Oxford. Tel.: 07902 283769.

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