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Oxford University Gazette, 11 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 Gazette of Hilary Term in which classified advertisements will appear will be published on 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.

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The fourth Andrew Chamblin Memorial Lecture will take place in Cambridge at 5 pm on Mon. 10 May, and will be given by Prof. Michel Mayor who will speak on 'The amazing diversity of planetary systems'. Further information about the memorial lecture series can be found at:

The Council of Christians and Jews Oxford presents a lecture with Lord Harries of Pentregarth (formerly Bishop of Oxford), 'Who do we think we are? Jewish, Christian, British and human identities,' with a response by Rabbi Dr Tony Bayfield. Wed. 17 Mar., 7.30 pm at Christ Church Cathedral. By ticket only; tickets free from, 01865 372265 or, 0207 820 0090.

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Oxford Chamber Music Society concert in Holywell Music Room, Sun. 14 Mar., 3 pm. Dante String Quartet plays Haydn in G op 77.1, Sibelius 'Voces intimae,' and Smetana in E minor 'From my life'. Tickets from Oxford Playhouse: 01865 305305,, or at the door. Free Cavatina tickets for 8–25 year-olds (ID).

The Oxford Harmonic Society and the Orchestra of Stowe Opera present J.S. Bach St Matthew Passion (Mendelssohn 1841 version), Sat. 20 Mar., 7.30 pm, Oxford Town Hall. Tickets £14 or £12 (senior citizens/students £12, £11) from Oxford Playhouse (01865 305305) or on the door. Accessible entrance and limited number of large-print programmes available. Further details:

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Lunch-time Talk

Oxford Restorative Justice Network presents a Worcester College lunch-time talk, 'Tackling knife crime.' Speaker: Catie Blundell, Restorative Justice Worker from Reading Youth Offending Service. Thurs. 11 Mar., 1 pm at Worcester College. All welcome. For information: or 01865 202218.

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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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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:

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;;

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

Littlebrook Nurseries. We are growers of semi-mature trees and specimen shrubs. We can provide advice on your selection, local delivery, and a planting service if required. Visit our Web site at or call at our nursery Saturdays 9.30 am–4.30 pm and be inspired! Littlebrook Nurseries, Standlake Rd, Northmoor, Witney, OX29 5AY. Tel.: 01865 300737. 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 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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Tuition Sought

Bagpipe teacher wanted. For my 17-year-old son who is already a good sax player. From now until the end of June. Call 07501 362867 or email

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Situations Vacant

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:

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.

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.

Available on the Greek island of Corfu, from end of May until Dec., a 250-year-old Venetian 'archontiko' mansion set on a hill overlooking the Ionian sea with stunning views. It has 5 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms, and is currently being renovated to a high standard with a well-equipped kitchen, partial c.h. and Internet access. It is available for this 6-month period at a realistic rent including all bills, except telephone. It is a 10 mins. walk to the sea and nearest village, with a regular bus service to Corfu Town, and is only 20 mins. from the airport. Would suit anyone wanting peace and quiet to work or relax. Corfu offers a number of cultural attractions—an annual chamber music festival, many 'one-off' events, and a wide variety of informal clubs—as well as beautiful natural surroundings. Contact or 0030 6985030290.

Fully furnished 3-bedroom semi-detached house situated on a quiet and highly regarded residential road in Marston. Within easy walking distance of JR Hospital, University and within catchment area for a number of good primary and secondary schools. House also has: 2 reception rooms, new kitchen, conservatory and utility room, bathroom and separate WC, front and rear gardens, and own driveway. Contact: Tel.: 07738 275322.

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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.

Exceptionally large 1-bedroom flat to let in central north Oxford, OX2 6XH (see Google street scene). Part of an Edwardian house with own entrance, high ceilings, very pretty well-tended communal garden and parking. Easy access by bike, bus or on foot to city centre and Summertown. Unfurnished (can be furnished if required). Available Apr.—£219 p.w. Tel.: 07795 803544 to arrange a viewing.

Garden flat for Oxford summer vacation period, perfect for, e.g., academic researcher. Very quiet, near city centre, on bus route. Newly finished, modern, spacious, all services included, £675 p.m. Contact:

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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

Fantastic double room for rent in Headington, £650 p.c.m. (incl. bills, except calls from landline). Furnished double bedroom with own bathroom in modern 2-bed flat to share with young professional. Flat is situated within gated complex in central Headington. Close to Headington, hospitals, universities and city centre. Walking distance to coach stop for buses to London, Heathrow and Gatwick. Available early Apr. No Smokers. Contact:

Rent-free room in Grandpont, central Oxford. Mature, caring graduate student or professional wanted. Room offered in exchange for some help around the house assisting Oxford graduate, mid-60s, active and independent but affected by MS. A car and/or an interest in gardening would be an advantage. For further enquiries please call 07968 271283.

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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.

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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:

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

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.

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.

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

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.

Scotland, Moray Firth. Spacious holiday house in the pretty coastal town of Cullen. Located in the 'Seatown' conservation area near beaches, harbour, golf course and walking routes. Excellent restaurants, pubs and shops nearby; 60 mins. drive from Aberdeen airport. Sleeps 6+. Contact: Tel.: 07979 872067.

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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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