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Oxford University Gazette, 10 December 2009 : 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 final Gazette of Michaelmas Term will be published on 17 December. Publication for Hilary Term 2010 will begin on 14 January. The usual deadline will continue to apply.

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Volunteers Wanted

The Department of Psychiatry is conducting a research study to improve understanding of how anti-depressants work. Have you been feeling down? Less interested in socialising? Not enjoying things as much as you used to? If you are between 18–45 (inclusive) and able to spare 2 full consecutive days and attend 2 short pre- and post-treatment appointments, we would like to hear from you. Receive up to £300 for completed study. For information, visit or contact us at 01865 522515 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 and partners of visiting scholars, graduate students and newly appointed academic members of the University. We offer help, advice, information and the opportunity to meet others socially. Informal coffee mornings are held in the Club every Wed. 10.30–12 from 0th week to 9th week, both inclusive. Newcomers with children (0–4) meet every Fri. in term 10.15–11.45. We have a large programme of events including tours of colleges, museums and other places of interest. Other term-time activities include an art group, book group, informal conversation group, garden group, antiques group and an opportunity to explore Oxfordshire. Visit our website:

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Antiques Bought and Sold

Antiques and decorative objects bought and sold. Fireplace-related items include grates, fire tools, fenders and nursery guards. Desks and library furniture always wanted, also garden stonework and large gilt picture frames—any condition. Please call: Greenway Antiques, 90 Corn St, Witney, Oxon. Open Mon.–Fri. 9.30–5, Sat. 10–4. Tel.: 01993 705026. Mobile: 07831 585014.

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Restoration and Conservation of Antique Furniture

John Hulme undertakes all aspects of restoration. Thirty years' experience. Collection and delivery. For free advice, telephone or write to the Workshop, 11A High St, Chipping Norton, Oxon, OX7 5AD. Tel.: 01608 641692.

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Services Offered

Big or small, we ship it all. Plus free pick up anywhere in Oxford. Also 24-hour photocopying, private mailing addresses (24-hour access and mail forwarding worldwide), binding, fax bureau, colour photocopying, mailing services and much more. Contact or visit Mail Boxes Etc., 266 Banbury Rd, Oxford. Tel.: 01865 514655. Fax: 01865 514656. Email: Also at 94 London Rd, Oxford. Tel.: 01865 741729. Fax: 01865 742431. Email:

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

Carpenter/joiner. For bookcases, wardrobes, etc. made on site to your specifications. Portfolio available. Call Rob Guthrie on 01993 868892 (evening) or 07961 444957 (daytime). Email: Web:

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:

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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: garden maintenance, grass cutting, hedge cutting, pruning, lopping, weeding, planting, leaf sweeping. We also undertake indoor/outdoor cleaning duties regularly, occasionally or just once. Fully insured, references. Please contact John or Dianne at 01235 532136 or 07814 783270 (mobile).

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Situations Vacant

Position in Victorian and/or romantic British literature and literary theory. The Department of English and American Studies at Tel-Aviv University, Israel, invites applications for a tenured or tenure-track position in Victorian and/or Romantic British Literature with added specialisation in literary theory, effective from October 2010. The position is open to candidates with a PhD degree and a high academic and intellectual profile at any stage of their academic career. The position requires teaching in English and the ability to conduct independent research in the literature of the long nineteenth century and in literary theory, evident in publications. The official call for applications is available at:

Oxford Analytica seeks International Economy Editor. Successful candidate will commission, edit and write analysis on global economy for publication in Oxford Analytica Daily Brief. Firm grounding in economics is required, developed through postgraduate study and/or relevant work experience. Analytical skills and ability to write/edit with speed and accuracy essential. Position is Oxford-based and evidence will be required of entitlement to work in UK. To apply please send copy of your CV, covering letter (including details of current salary and where you saw vacancy advertised) and evidence of your eligibility to work in UK to: Sally Martin, Human Resources Manager, Oxford Analytica, 5 Alfred Street, Oxford OX1 4EH. Email: Tel.: 01865 261600.

The Cambridge Union Society, a world- famous student debating society, seeks Director of Development and Alumni Relations. Salary: negotiable. The main task of the Director will be to re- engage with alumni and to spearhead the ambitious development plans for the Society's future. You will create a comprehensive strategy to secure major gifts from individual donors, charitable trusts and corporate bodies. Your background will clearly show experience in securing major gifts from various sources, as well as managing a programme of development activities. We are looking for an energetic and creative fundraiser who would relish the challenge of establishing this new and exciting role in Cambridge's leading student society. Applications in writing or email (hard copy to follow) to the Bursar, Cambridge Union Society. Please include a covering letter, full CV (including current salary) and the names of 2 referees. Closing date: Fri. 18 Dec. Interviews scheduled for Jan.

Research Officer vacancy at Plunkett Foundation. Seeking highly motivated individual to join team as Research Officer, 5-month fixed-term contract ideally starting Feb. Seek highly motivated individual with proven track record of delivering quality research on time and budget. Need ability to think imaginatively with excellent organisational and communication skills, be self-starter, and able to work both independently and as part of project team. Full job description: Closing date 31 Dec.

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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:

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

Three-month let available, lovely house in Florence Park area of Oxford. One double, 1 single bedroom, small study. Spacious living room and kitchen. Garden, off-street parking. Quiet area with easy access to shops and public transport, ring road, and walking distance to River Thames. Lytton Rd, OX4 3PB. Available Jan.–Mar., £1,200 p.c.m. incl. all bills and WiFi. Email for further information.

Four-bedroom house to let—9 Moreton Rd, Oxford OX2 7AX. Lovely 4-bedroom, 3-bathroom house in residential north Oxford, close to schools, Summertown shops. Open-plan sitting room with sunny south-facing dining area, further reception room. Fitted kitchen. Utility room housing washing machine. Off-street parking. Easily managed gardens, £2,285 p.c.m. Contact: +44 (0)1865 554142 or

House in Headington available for rent until summer, dates and periods are flexible. It is a 3-bedroom semi with wider-than-average room sizes, large garden, off-street parking and in a quiet street near to the Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre and convenient for public transport. Tel.: 07712 674216. Email:

Beautifully renovated 17th-century stone cottage to let in Iffley Village, Oxford. Lovely garden and 2 mins. walk to the river and Iffley Lock. Fifteen mins. cycle ride to city centre. Washer/drier, c.h. Photographs available upon request, £850 p.c.m. plus utilities and council tax. Available Jan. Please email or phone 01865 401510.

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Flats to Let

Academic visitor, student, or employee of the University? Also try the University Land Agent's and Accommodation Office website.

Ethical letting? College and County have quietly established themselves as a contemporary lettings and property management company with a more European, partnership approach within the Oxford market. We look after more than 250 properties within the city and are experienced in meeting the needs of academics both as clients and applicants. For more information, call 01865 722722 or go to

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. Recently renovated, furnished, open-plan living room, floor-to-ceiling picture windows and balcony. Photos available. Available 1 Jan., £1,300 p.c.m. Prefer 1-year let but shorter lets considered. Phone 07791 515492 or email

Available immediately. Lovely 2-bedroom apartment, open-plan reception/kitchen in converted stable block in grounds of Wytham Abbey, unique quiet location in the idyllic village of Wytham, 3 miles from central Oxford. Shared medieval walled courtyard garden, parking, permit to walk in Wytham Woods, £985 p.c.m. Unfurnished (has cooker, fridge, washer-drier, microwave), preferably for long-term let. Not suitable for smokers, children or pets. Tel.: 01865 726919. Email:

North Oxford furnished flat in family house on Woodstock Rd, 1.75 miles from centre. Self-contained on first floor where there is a sitting room with balcony, bedroom, shower room. Own entrance on ground floor to fully fitted kitchen for exclusive use of tenant but not s/c. C.h. No parking, £600 p.c.m., all incl. N-s. Single person only. Available from mid-Jan. Min. 3 months. Tel.: 01865 514804.

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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, quiet flat. N-s. Two toilets. Broadband, washing machine, television, DVD/video player, ample storage, off-street parking. Suitable for academic, postgraduate student or professional, £395 p.m. plus contribution to utilities. Available from early/mid-Dec. Tel.: 01865 511555 or 07866 653619.

Academic visitor welcome to use a good- sized study bedroom, available from Dec. The house is in east Oxford, OX3. Buses run every 10 mins. Twenty-five mins. walk through beautiful Park to Bodleian; £400 p.m. incl. bills. Email:

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. Single occupancy £200 p.w., £650 p.m., maximum 6 months, corresponding double occupancy £240, £750. Phone 01865 721644 or email

A double room in a lovely central apartment is available from 1 Apr. The University, city centre and rail station are all within walking distance. Rent is £450 p.c.m. incl. all bills except phone calls. Ideal for visiting student or academic; female non-smoker preferred. Email: Tel.: 07810 352607.

Mon.–Fri. double room offered in lovely house in the St Clement's area of Oxford. Available from beginning of Jan., £375 p.c.m. incl. Share kitchen, living room and bathroom with 1 other (owner). Contact Lesley on 01865 559690 or

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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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Office Accommodation Available

Furnished office to let. Excellent Summertown location, 322 sq ft (30 sq m), telephone and broadband cabling. Perimeter trunking with power points. Carpeted floor, kitchen facilities, WC. Rental inclusive of heating, lighting, water and cleaning service. Short- and long-term lets will be considered. Please contact: Emma Righton, Righton Property Ltd, Suite 1, 8 South Parade, Oxford OX2 7JL. Tel.: 01865 311696. Email:

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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:

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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:

West of Ireland. Seaside cottage in heart of the Yeats country, Co. Sligo. Beautiful location. Very comfortable, light and airy. Completely renovated in 2009 with c.h. and high-quality furnishings. Easy, cheap journey from Oxford (Birmingham International to Knock airport then 1 hour's drive from Knock to Sligo). University discount. See for further details, availability, and booking.

Andalucia. Whitewashed house with big garden and orange trees in charming village on edge of the Sierra Nevada, half an hour south of Granada. Sleeps 6. Three terraces, 1 with 360-degree view of mountains. Open fire, well equipped and much loved. Wonderful walking, ancient olive groves, skiing 1 hour, beach half an hour, much to see. All dates available, from £150– £250 p.w. Contact:

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