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Oxford University Gazette, 8 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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Postgraduate Training Programme

The Joint Postgraduate Training Programme in Italian is a partnership of Italian departments at Oxford, Cambridge, Reading, Royal Holloway and University College, London that provides training in Italian Studies for research students. The first session this year is 4 Dec. at London University. For information, see

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Panel Discussion

Peaceroots and Oxford Peace Research Trust invite you to a panel discussion: 'What can dialogue do? Peace initiatives in Israel–Palestine' (part of the 'Politics of reconciliation' series), Wed., 14 Oct., 8 pm, Nissan Lecture Theatre, St Antony's. Panel participants: Avi Shlaim, Gabrielle Rifkind, Oliver Ramsbotham.

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Residential Home

St Katharine's House, Wantage. Modern, well-equipped residential home with nursing wing for 75 residents in 5 acres of lovely grounds near town centre. Excellent facilities include beautiful chapel in grounds. Residents strongly encouraged to live independent lives within a unique, vibrant and rewarding community. For further information, contact the Warden, St Katharine's House, Ormond Rd, Wantage, OX12 8EA. Tel.: 01235 762739. Email: Web:

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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.

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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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:

Indexer available. More than thirty years' experience of 'back-of-the-book' indexing in a variety of subjects, from the Oxford Illustrated Encyclopaedia to the annual index for the Oxford University Calendar. Specialties include: archaeology, architecture, art, biography, botany, education, geography, history, literature. Contact Ann Hall at or 01683 221310.

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.

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.

Public speaking and presentations intensive 1-day course in Oxford on Sat., 17 Oct. Learn the tips and techniques that make public speaking seem easy. The day is dedicated to improving your confidence and know-how when public speaking. For more details, phone 01865 437232 or check the website

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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.

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.

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:

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Situations Vacant

CrossRef is a non-profit membership association for scholarly publishing. We are looking for a creative software engineer to help develop a set of new services that will revolutionise scholarly communication. We seek someone who: is passionate about creating tools for online scholarly communication; relishes working with metadata; has experience delivering Web-based applications using agile methodologies; wants to learn new skills and work with a variety of programming languages; enjoys working with a small, geographically dispersed team; groks mixed- content model XML, RDF and REST; is expert in 1 or more popular development languages (Java, C, C++, C); is expert in 1 or more popular scripting languages (Ruby, Python, Javascript); has deployed and maintained Linux/BSD-based systems; and understands relational databases (MySQL, Postgres, Oracle). Competitive salary and benefits. Contact Geoffrey Bilder:

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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:

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

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

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,

Central north Oxford family house in sought-after location. Five bedrooms, large south-facing kitchen, sitting room, etc., g.c.h., 2 off-road parking, long garden. Available from 1 Oct. Tel.: 01865 279519/790640.

Two-bed terraced house on Godstow Rd in delightful village of Wolvercote, within easy access of Oxford city centre. Through sitting room, kitchen, bathroom, outside paved area with small garden and shed. Newly furnished and equipped including microwave, dishwasher, washing machine, free-sat TV, DVD player, Virgin broadband/telephone connected. Suitable for visiting academic. Available end Oct. by negotiation, £950 p.c.m., plus services. Contact:; 07952 554684.

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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.

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).

Two-room flat let for single n-s. Heated, no bills, free now for long-term. Near Radcliffe and Ruskin, fine views, £120 p.w. Tel.: 01865 437750. Email:

Rare opportunity: flat for rent, start Nov., London, Fetter Lane EC4. Peaceful, light, spacious, double-bedroom apartment, seventh floor overlooking quiet gardens; ideal pied a terre. Stylishly furnished and appointed; 24-hour concierge, laundry room, newly refurbished entrance hall, 3 high-speed lifts with access from both Fetter Lane and Chancery Lane. Inside congestion zone. Available Nov., £1,350 p.c.m., plus utilities, 6-month (renewable) tenancy. No agent. Contact Jackie:

Comfortable and spacious 1-bedroom flat, fully furnished, available for short-term or longer-term let. Double bedroom with en suite bathroom, open-plan living area, fitted kitchen, wireless broadband, Freeview TV, all linen and towels, ample parking. Self-contained annexe of private house in Cassington, 3 miles west of Oxford along A40. N-s only. Monthly £800, everything included. Contact:; 01865 883991.

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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).

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.

Modern, quiet and light single and double studio apartments and 2-bedroom flat available for short- or medium-term rental—weekly or monthly. Pleasantly situated in east Oxford, 10 mins. walk to Magdalen Bridge, 5 mins. to shops, etc. Self-contained, fully furnished (including linen) and equipped for cooking, laundry (washer/dryer) plus wireless broadband, flat-screen TV, DVD, CD player, c.h. Serviced and fresh linen weekly. Off-road car parking. Tel.: 07504 927615. Email:

Large, light, comfortable room to let in pleasant house in Wantage. Fast buses to Oxford every half hour. Use of all facilities, n-s, 6-month minimum let. Available now, £340 p.c.m. Call Jill on 01235 762453.

Self-contained attic room in family house in quiet residential area, Summertown (north Oxford), available to graduate student or academic. Room is light and airy and on own floor with en suite bathroom, microwave oven, kettle, fridge, and wireless broadband; £480 p.c.m., all bills included. Would like to let for full year, with 1 month's notice. Room available now. Contact Anne Marie at

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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:

Non-smoking family of 3 (father, mother and boy of 2) seek flat/house in Summertown, Oxford, from Jan. to Dec. 2010, while father is junior member of Besterman Centre for the Enlightenment and mother is associate member of Corpus Christi College. Please contact Dr Thea S. Thorsen. Tel.: +47 92830345. Email:

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France Rental

To rent, south-west France, Jan. to mid-June: 2- bedroom pretty stone cottage in small friendly village in the Midi Pyrenees, 1 hour north of Toulouse and close to medieval bastide Cordes sur Ciel. Rental £1,000 p.m., incl. heating. Broadband and UK TV. Rent negotiable for longer stays. Email: Tel.: 33 (0)563534389.

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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:

Venice: S. Marco, S. Samuele. Charming apartment available in the heart of town for short stays, rented on a weekly basis. Well appointed, large living room, fully equipped kitchen, 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms. Sleeps 5, £750 p.w., all included. Email:

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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Piano for Sale

Upright piano for sale, made by Reid Sohn and bought in 1986 for £2,000. One careful (singer) owner. Finish is dark mahogany/high shine. Excellent rich tone, 3 pedals. I have bought a grand piano and need to sell my upright ASAP, so offers in region of £850 will be considered. For more info, please contact Alison on 07802 425482.

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