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Oxford University Gazette, 14 January 2010 : Advertisements


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St Edmund's College, Cambridge: The G.L.S. Shackle Biennial Memorial Lecture will be delivered by Prof. Brian Loasby, Stirling, entitled 'Uncertainty and imagination, illusion and order: Shackleian connections', on Thurs. 4 Mar., 5 pm, at the Faculty of Law, Cambridge. Entry is free and all are welcome. Reception and bookstall following lecture. Enquiries to Master's Secretary: or 01223 336122. Further information:

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Study Days

St Theosevia Centre for Christian Spirituality open study days, Saturdays, 10.30–4, St Theosevia House, 2 Canterbury Rd, Oxford: 23 Jan.: 'The practice of spiritual direction in East and West'; 27 Feb.: 'The Song of Songs in the early fathers, in music, and in a recent study'. Fee £5, students free. No booking necessary. Poetry evening on the theme 'Heaven and Hell' with Metropolitan Kallistos, Tues. 2 Mar., 8 pm—bring and share poetry. Information:

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City Centre Garage to Let

Just available: city centre garage to let. St Cross College in central Oxford has a garage to let located on Pusey St (off St Giles') in a gated area. Available immediately. Price available on application. Payment is due monthly in advance by standing order. For further information please contact the Accounts Manager on 01865 278491 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 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:

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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.

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Situations Vacant

Oxford Analytica, an Oxford-based consulting company, is seeking an Analyst to join its consulting practice. The successful candidate will provide research and analytical support in delivering consulting services to clients. Applicants should have good grasp of international politics, economics and/or social and environmental sciences—along with good understanding of how they apply to business—developed through postgraduate study and/or relevant work experience. Analytical skills, qualitative and quantitative research skills, excellent written and spoken English, and the adaptability to work on wide range of projects essential. Position is Oxford-based and evidence is required of eligibility to work in UK. To apply please send a copy of CV, covering letter (including current salary details and where you saw vacancy advertised) with evidence of eligibility to work in UK to: Ms Sally Martin, Human Resources Manager, Oxford Analytica, 5 Alfred St, Oxford, OX1 4EH. Email: Tel.: 01865 261600. Further details:

Oxford Analytica, an Oxford-based consulting company, is seeking an Analyst (Health Focus) to join its consulting practice. Analysts provide research and analytical support in delivering consulting services to clients. The successful candidate will have experience in the health sector (specifically health economics, health policy or health technology) developed through postgraduate study and/or relevant work experience. A good grasp of international politics and economics is also required. Analytical skills, qualitative and quantitative research skills, excellent written and spoken English, and the adaptability to work on a wide range of projects are essential. The position is Oxford-based and evidence will be required of eligibility to work in the UK. To apply please send a copy of your CV and covering letter along with evidence of your eligibility to work in the UK to: Human Resources Manager, Oxford Analytica, 5 Alfred St, Oxford, OX1 4EH. Email: Tel.: 01865 261600. Further 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:

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

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.

Lovely 4-bedroom, 3-bathroom house in residential north Oxford, close to schools, Summertown shops. Five mins. bike/bus to centre Oxford. 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:; 01865 554142 / 07779 392229.

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, £900 p.c.m. plus bills. Tel.: 01865 890321.

Charming Edwardian house in excellent decorative order. Located in quiet residential area by Rock Edge nature reserve, near Shotover Hill and Headington shops. This property, which has become home to previous tenants, would suit a professional couple or 3–4 sharing. Spacious layout: 3 (good-sized) bedrooms, 2 reception rooms, kitchen, breakfast room and garden. Easy access to all Headington hospitals and London/airport bus stops, £1,100 p.c.m. Please phone: 07967 556957.

To let, furnished. Dorchester-on-Thames, 1-bedroom cottage in garden annexe. Own entrance, £500 p.c.m. Tel.: 01865 343919.

Eynsham—centrally positioned 2-bed cottage just having been updated with new c.h., bath/shower and decoration, etc. Courtyard garden, on-street parking, £760 p.c.m. Available now. Tel.: Abbey Properties 01865 881222.

Beautifully restored house (18th cent.) in centre of pretty village, 6 miles Oxford. Four bedrooms, 3 sitting rooms, farmhouse kitchen, dining room, large study, all mod cons, garden, cleaner. Village all services; good range of shops. Excellent 24-hour bus service to Oxford centre from door (20 mins. journey). Perfect for visiting academic family. Available 30 Mar.–21 Apr.; 16 July–29 Aug., £460 p.w. Contact:; 01865 483951 (work); 01865 880142 (home).

Available 1 Aug., furnished house, Jericho. Walk to University, secluded garden, near best schools, parks, cosy, quiet, easy to maintain, c.h. Period charm, includes granny flat, all appliances, telephone, 3 bedrooms (2½ baths), £1,750 p.m. Available 1 year or less. Contact: Tel. (Canada): 613 745 1368.

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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.

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

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:

Academics/postgraduates welcome to a study bedroom in Hinksey near Grandpont in a spacious Victorian semi with garden. Frequent local buses to town or 15 mins. walk/short cycle to St Aldate's; 2 mins. from local shops, chemist, local park and reservoirs. Wireless broadband, c.h., shared bathroom and kitchen/laundry facilities, £430 p.c.m. incl. utilities. Contact: 01865 248886 or 07726 311115.

To rent: modern 2-bedroom flat (duplex) in Headington available from 3 Feb. for 2 months, £700 p.c.m. Contact or phone 01865 558227.

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.

To let from Feb. Spacious, first-floor, 1- bedroom apartment in purpose-built, quiet, professional building, Summertown, north Oxford, OX2 7LU. Separate reception, kitchen, bathroom, double bedroom and large storage closet. Wooden floors throughout. Private parking space. South facing, looking onto beautiful shared garden. Furnished/unfurnished negotiable, £830 p.m. Tel.: 01223 892718 (evening). Email:

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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. Tel.: 01865 511555 or 07866 653619.

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

Oxford ecohouse—lodger wanted. Room to let in solar house in a pleasant location, £500 p.m. incl. energy bills and council tax. Blandford Ave at bottom of the Woodstock Rd. Easy cycling distance to town. Good bus route. Warm, comfortable and quiet with use of kitchen, sitting room and garden. Ideal for research student or young lecturer. Email: Mobile: 07919 325545.

North Oxford room with adjoining toilet in recently renovated house within short walking distance of shops, bus stop, parks and sports facilities. Wireless broadband, g.c.h., smoke alarms, fridge/freezer, washer/drier. Short lets of 3–12 months for non- smokers. Rent £460 p.m. incl. all gas and electricity, council tax and water rate charges. For further information, email:

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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:

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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:

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

Tuscany: Nozzano castello, Lucca. Built on lower slopes of castle rampart; 15 mins. from town centre. Converted, restored, fully furnished, equipped stone barn for rental to holiday-makers or businessmen. Upstairs double bedroom with en suite bathroom; ground-floor living room with en suite kitchen, second bathroom; basement room with single and double sofa beds; laundry room. Small front garden. Sleeps 6. Near Pisa, Florence and seaside resorts. Contact

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: crholme@btinternet.comor. Tel.: 01993 868893. NB: non-Euro zone.

Gozo: charming Mediterranean island. Superb views from our comfortable villa with pool, suitable for families of up to 8/9. Rates dependent on occupancy but from £900 p.w. high season (end July to beg. Sept.). Lower rates available for couples out of summer season. Full-colour photos and more details on or phone 01367 240049.

To let: charming stone-built farmhouse of character in rural southwest France. Five double bedrooms, 4 new bathrooms. Spacious living area and terrace. Adjacent summer kitchen in former bakehouse. New swimming pool. Close to beautiful historic bastide market towns. Pictures and rates on request. Contact Dr D. Martin on or 01865 559061.

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

Spain—beautiful family villa in unspoilt resort of Mojacar, Andalucia. Very spacious accommodation for family of 5 including baby equipment. Private enclosed gardens with dining terrace, swimming pool and BBQ. Stunning views but only 5 mins. walk to beaches and shops. N- s only. Tel.: 07795 345050, or for more details.

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