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Oxford University Gazette, 11 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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Memorial Service

A memorial service for Dr Shaun Wylie, mathematician, Bletchley Park code-breaker, Fellow, and later Honorary Fellow of Trinity Hall, Cambridge, will be held in the chapel of Trinity Hall on Sat. 24 Apr. at 2.30 pm. Refreshments served afterwards in the Master's Lodge. Those wishing to attend should notify Anna Walford, Master's Office, Trinity Hall, Cambridge, CB2 1TJ. Tel.: 01223 332540. Email: Please see Trinity Hall Web site for more details.

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Trustee Board Chair Wanted

Citizens Advice Oxfordshire seeks a volunteer Chair for its Trustee Board to: provide leadership and strategic direction, chair quarterly board meetings, and line manage a part-time co-ordinator. Time requirement: about 10 hours per month. For an informal discussion, please phone Mike Alexander: 01993 881154. Application form and further details from Ms S. Dallanegra, c/o Oxford CAB, 3rd floor, 95 St Aldate's, Oxford, OX1 1DA; 01865 304125;

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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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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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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:

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:

Alexander Technique—recent research published in the British Medical Journal demonstrates the effectiveness of the Alexander Technique for chronic low back pain. To find out more go to and put 'Alexander Technique' in the search box, or go to Lessons in central Oxford and Headington. Student rates. Four-week introductory classes on Tues. evenings in Oxford. Stephen Cooper: 01865 765511;;

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.

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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

Magdalen College School seeks Director of Development. The School is one of the country's leading independent schools and has twice been named Independent School of the Year by the Sunday Times in 2004 and 2008. Director will be motivated by school's ethos for excellence and able to lead and manage small Development Office. Responsible for developing fundraising initiatives to attract significant gifts and initiate cultivation programme to encourage rapport between school and former pupils and parents. Candidates could come from variety of backgrounds including private sector. Proven track record building successful relationships, working to deadlines, and negotiating contracts essential. Need ability to gain respect of peers and fundraising constituency, and initiate and cultivate relationships with members of extended community. In return, school offers commitment of Master and Board of Governors, competitive salary, generous leave, pension scheme contribution. Further information:, or contact Nina Chu at Richmond Associates:, +44 (0)20 8392 6654.

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Situation Sought

English literature PhD seeks employment. I am an American writer and academic with research credentials in the field of contemporary British literature and narrative ethics. My goal is to build upon my editorial, administrative, and teaching experience in a challenging and intellectually vigorous environment. I am also well acquainted with Oxford and would be willing to relocate. CV and references available upon request. Please contact David K. O'Hara,

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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:

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

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.

Walking distance to Oxford—furnished, detached north Oxford townhouse. Available for 6- month let only—ideal for visiting academics. Four bedrooms, living room, dining room, conservatory leading to garden. Walking distance to Oxford University departments. Available now, £1,895 p.c.m. Contact Finders Keepers: 01865 311011; Web site reference 3659,

Large detached house available for 3 weeks from approx. 22 July (dates flexible). Five bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, study, playroom, large open-plan kitchen-dining-sitting area. Utility room, garage. Large south-facing garden (with hens if wanted!). Walking distance to historic city centre, shops, restaurants, river Thames. Adjacent to beautiful park with tennis courts and outdoor swimming pool. Quiet residential area. Ideal for family visiting Oxford and surrounding area, £600 p.w. Email:

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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.

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

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.

One 2-bedroom ground-floor flat to let, available from Mar., £875 p.c.m., and a 1-bedroom second-floor flat to let, available mid-Apr., £685 p.c.m. Both situated in private gated grounds of St Stephen's House with access from Cowley Rd and residents' car parking. Flats comprise bedroom/s, bathroom with shower over bath, sitting room, kitchen. Rent includes g.c.h. and water rates, furnished/unfurnished. Contact Assistant Bursar: 01865 613504 or for details or to arrange viewing.

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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.

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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:

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:

McGill University academic couple seeks large studio, 1-bedroom flat, or small house in Oxford, 15 Mar.–25 Apr., dates slightly flexible. Contact:

Visiting professor and his wife and infant seek a nice, furnished 2-bedroom apartment/house in Oxford city centre from early Mar. for 4 months. Property should be quiet, with good c.h. and all usual mod cons. Parking, high-speed Internet, washing machine and TV are also required. Please contact Lars at 0047 40639363 or

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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:

French house situated in the quiet village of Rodes, in the foothills of the Pyrenees, La Maison aux Volets Bleus is a fully furnished holiday home for up to 6 people. The location offers visitors fantastic walking, excellent beaches and the beautiful and varied scenery of the Roussillon wine region. Available all year round. Visit the website at and/or contact Tim Davies on 01865 343558 or

Aegean Turkey. Beautifully restored, refurbished stone house near the old aqueduct in Selcuk. Visit Ephesus, Priene, Claros, Magnesia and dozens of other ancient sites from this charming agricultural town. Sleeps 4 in comfort. Large fully equipped kitchen, sitting room, bathroom, second WC, washing machine. Secure sunny courtyard—no swimming pool. Car hire, Wi-Fi, satellite TV available, £390 p.w. Tel.: 01865 558603. Email:

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.

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:

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,

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.

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. Further details on request. Prices from £200 p.w. Short breaks available. Email or call 07818 068892.

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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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Seeking House to Purchase

Couple eager to buy house in Charlbury- Hanborough-Eynsham-Kidlington area, ideally period with 2 bedrooms and garden. Our budget is around £250k. Currently renting— so ready for a quick buy! Please contact Nick on 07816 881627 or Gillian at

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