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Oxford University Gazette, 4 March 2010 : 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 Hilary Term in which classified advertisements will appear will be published on 11 and 18 March. The final issue for the term, which will be published on 25 March, will be limited to official University business, and will not contain classified advertisements. Publication for Trinity Term will begin on 22 April. The usual deadline will continue to apply (see above).

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Oxfordshire Science Festival

Oxfordshire Science Festival, 6–21 Mar. More than 100 family events where you can explore, debate and experience science across the county. Festival starts 6 Mar. with 'Science in Your World'—see Broad St transformed into a giant, science-filled market place where scientists let you do experiments and hands-on activities to show you just how much science impacts our everyday lives. Most events are free. See: for more details.

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Campaign for Racial Awareness and Equality

The Campaign for Racial Awareness and Equality (CRAE), organised through the Oxford University Student Union, is organising a student conference on issues of race, culture and ethnicity for Sat. 24 April: 'Race and the (imagi)nation: discourses of (post) race, culture and agency'. We encourage a variety of papers on interdisciplinary topics and seek abstracts up to 300 words, submitted by 14 Mar. All applications considered, with preference given to students. Send to: Further information:

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Schola Cantorum Concert

Schola Cantorum late-night concert, Sun. 7 Mar., 9 pm, Merton College chapel. Bach: Jesu meine Freude, Victoria: Requiem. Tickets £10/£5. For reservations call 07972 542524 or email

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'Do we know our own minds?—An inquiry into the nature of consciousness from differing viewpoints,' 6 Mar., Friends' Meeting House, 43 St Giles', Oxford, 9.30 am–5 pm. Speakers: Dr Serena Roney-Dougal, Rita Carter, Paul Devereux. There will be time for audience participation. Tickets: £12 for students (student ID at door will be required), £24 for others. Contact: Scientific and Medical Network,, tel. 01608 652000.

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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.

Oxford Digital Media provides filming and video production services using high-definition video equipment in the heart of Oxford. We also provide Internet broadcasting of lectures, conferences and other live events as well as on-demand Web delivery of pre- existing video material. Call 0845 5193045 or see our Web site at for more information.

Keep fit, have fun, and learn something new. Aikido is a unique martial art that teaches effective self-defence and is a dynamic way to improve fitness. At the Shudokan Aikido Oxford we believe in teaching our art in a friendly, fun environment that allows students to develop at their own pace. We run both adult and children's classes and complete beginners are always welcome. For a free introductory lesson, or to find out more about the Shudokan Aikido Oxford, call 01865 750650, email or visit

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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.

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Situations Vacant

Relief companion: room available in north Oxford house for mature woman as relief companion in established team for elderly physically independent person. Bills paid, attractive rent in return for unobtrusive companionship: 2 days and 2 evenings weekly. Successful applicant will be a patient congenial extra member of the household, possibly semi-retired. They may enjoy Scrabble. Driving licence. References required. Email: Tel.: 07767 348360.

VirdisPharma, a dynamic Oxford-based executive search consultancy specialising in the life science industry, seeks a Researcher—(Executive Search). The Researcher will work in liaison with the Head Consultant: profile searching, a considerable amount of candidate assessment by telephone, and presenting shortlists to our clients. You will become an expert at making close working relationships with candidates and identifying companies' current and future marketplace needs. Would suit someone looking for a change in career with an interest in life sciences or pharmaceutical industries. Need to be self-motivated, a team player, ambitious, of graduate calibre, and have an excellent telephone manner. Must also thrive working in a fast-paced and focused environment. VirdisPharma offers an excellent remuneration package that includes private health insurance and pension scheme. Closing date: Fri. 6 Mar. Please email your CV together with brief covering letter and salary expectations to Gemma Case at VirdisPharma. Email:

D'Overbroeck's College, Senior Systems Administrator. Seeking to appoint responsible, reliable, knowledgeable, well- motivated person to develop and run College's ICT facility. Duties include day-to-day running of system that is currently using Linux, MacOS and Windows. Plans for future include thorough overhaul of existing system, with substantial changes made where necessary. Relevant experience essential. Full time, to start 1 July (or thereabouts). Full details:

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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:

Riverside, half-timbered cottage in quiet village 8 miles south of Oxford. Fully furnished to very high standard, with 2 bedrooms, modern bath/shower room and separate WC. Galleried library/study adjoins living room with wood stove in inglenook, and a large farmhouse kitchen opens onto beautiful, mature garden beside the river Thame. Hard-standing for 2 cars and garage for storage. Available now. Tel.: 01865 890321.

Headington. Spacious, comfortable and recently decorated detached house with a stylish and modernised annexe set in a large and well-maintained garden. Available to rent either separately or as a single unit. Both houses are fully furnished including oven, dishwasher, washing machine. Main house: 3 large bedrooms plus spacious study, kitchen- diner, large L-shaped family room, beautiful sitting room, utility and 2 bathrooms. Rent £2,300 p.c.m., ono. Bills separate. Annexe: large open-plan living area and nearly new fully equipped kitchen, state-of-the-art bathroom, very large and light bedroom (with 4 Velux windows) in the eaves. Rent £900 p.c.m., ono. Bills separate. Rent for main house and annexe together £3,000. Set in quiet and very friendly cul-de-sac but still close to bus stops (to central Oxford and London), parks, shops and hospitals. Available: from 1 Aug. for a 1-year contract. For further details, photos and floor plan:

Freestanding stone cottage in quiet cul-de- sac, Old Headington. Walking distance to shops, buses and hospitals. Non- smoker. Open-plan with loft bedroom, furnished and fully equipped. Broadband compatible. Suit couple or single. Rent £925 p.c.m. Available Mar. Long lease preferred. Contact Rosemary: 01865 437750,

Live in comfort near the Thames, a short walk to the river and city centre. Beautiful eclectic Victorian house, 4 bedrooms, large split-level living room, Wi-Fi, dining room, modern and fully equipped kitchen. New bathroom with spacious shower, free-standing bath, double sinks, bidet, WC; new shower room with WC. South-facing garden. Residents' parking, bicycle(s). Available: end of June to beginning of Sept. Price negotiable. Tel.: +44 (0)1865 725193.

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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

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.

Studio flat, old Kidlington, OX5 2EE. Available Mar., cheap at £80 p.w. incl. utilities in exchange for weekday dog walking, occasional house sitting. Suit dog-loving single postgraduate. Phone 01865 842103 evenings and weekends or

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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).

Accommodation for visiting academics. Double en suite bedroom, sitting/dining room, kitchenette with hob, microwave, fridge in striking modern house on western outskirts of Oxford set in open fields. Television, Internet, heating, electricity, bed linen and towels, use of washing machine. Bus service to Oxford centre. N-s only. Single occupancy £200 p.w., £650 p.m., maximum 6 months, corresponding double occupancy £240, £750. Phone 01865 721644 or email

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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.

Serviced offices. Central Eynsham close to bus stops. We have a range of offices of varying sizes (12 sq m–200 sq m) all include rates, heating, electricity, building insurance, some cleaning. Other facilities available. Up to 100 mbps synchronous broadband, server hosting, back-up facilities, printing facilities, hardware and software rental, Leases available short or long term. Contact Pimms: 01865 881222.

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:

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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

Western France, 40 mins. from La Rochelle and Atlantic beaches in Venise Verte village. Comfortable, charming village house sleeping 6-plus in 3 bedrooms with large bathroom. Beams, books, log fires and piano! Enclosed garden with wood oven. Access to canal network and private canoe. Ideal for cycling, walking, boating, fishing, painting, writing, touring. Good location for days out or just pottering locally, £465 p.w., high season. Email: Web:

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.

Turkish Northern Cyprus. Villa with pool. Sleeps 5/6. Close to Esentepe village with spectacular views over the Mediterranean; 20 mins. drive from Kyrenia, 7 mins. from 18-hole golf course and 10 mins. from huge sandy beach. From £475 p.w. Email: or Tel.: 01993 868892. NB: non-Euro zone.

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.

Our Loire valley, tranquil riverside village house of character near Saumur is available from Apr. to end-Sept. Simply furnished but with all mod cons. Fishing from the garden, good food, cycling, walks, etc. nearby; £300–£600, discounts available. Sleeps up to 6. Further details available from 01993 813569 evenings, or 07976 438336 anytime.

South of France, Port-Vendres. Apartment in newly converted wine warehouse. Sleeps 4/6, fully fitted out including air conditioning and c.h. Large terrace overlooking harbour. Secure parking and lift giving direct access to quayside. Stunning scenery where Pyrenees meet Mediterranean close to Collioure. Beaches, walking, cafes. Daily flights to Perpignan, Carcassonne, Girona. From £265 p.w. Contact Yvonne McDonald: 01295 730797 or email

Monopoli, Apulia, southeastern Italy: 2- bedroom apartment sleeping 5 in quiet old quarter of ancient seaside town. In 18th-century palazzo with sweeping views of the Adriatic from rooftop terrace. Five mins. walk from sandy beach. Modern comforts; c.h., dishwasher, washing machine, Jacuzzi bath, new beds. Airports (Bari (Ryanair) and Brindisi) 45 mins. by train or car. Ten mins. from 18-hole golf. Email: Tel.: 003903928959730.

France: Charente/Dordogne border. Fully restored, early 19th-century luxurious house in Villebois-Lavalette. Five bedrooms (4 with modernized en suite bathrooms); 2 bedrooms are interconnected and could be family suite. We do limit the number of guests to 8. Heated swimming pool 5m x 10m. Available early June to mid-Oct., £1,400 p.w. See website (has contact email address):

Swanage, Dorset. Spacious first-floor, 1- bedroom flat in Edwardian house. Comfortable, well-furnished accommodation with living/dining room, separate well-equipped kitchen, bathroom, double bedroom and g.c.h. Quiet location within a few mins. walk of beach and coastal path. Perfect for walkers and bird watchers. Suitable for 2 n-s adults. Further details on request. Prices from £200 p.w. Short breaks available. Email or call 07818 068892.

Venice: spacious, gloriously sunny apartment looking south across Campo Santa Margherita, in the heart of Dorsoduro. Three bedrooms, 1 in the 13th-century campanile, 2 bathrooms, sitting room, large kitchen/dining room. Terrazza floors, wood-beam ceilings. Sleeps 6. From £1,200 p.w. Contact

Naples, charming and spacious (90sq m) apartment sleeping 4/6 on second floor of traditional building in popular area (10 mins. to Central Station and trains for archaeological sites). Two double bedrooms, living room with double sofa bed, dining room, small kitchen, shower room. Furnished in eclectic style mixing antique with retro and modern. Available all year (except 17–24 Apr.), €600 p.w. (incl. linen and weekly housekeeping). For information:

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Seeking House to Purchase

Wanted to buy, 5-bed house. University fellow desperately looking to buy large (3,000+ sq ft, 5+ bedrooms), period family house in quiet road in central north Oxford. Boar's Hill and nearby villages also considered. I am not an agent, investor or developer and am chain- free. If you're looking to sell, please contact directly at

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