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Oxford University Gazette, 17 June 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 Gazettes of Trinity Term will be published on 25 June, and 1 and 22 July. Publication for Michaelmas Term will begin on 23 September. Please note, however, that the first issue of Michaelmas term in which classified advertisements will appear will be 30 September; the issue published on 23 September will be limited to official University business, and will not contain classified advertisements. The usual deadline will continue to apply (see above).

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Oxford Harmonic Society concert, Sat. 19 June, 7.30 pm, All Saints' Church, Lime Walk, Headington. Rossini's 'Petite Messe Solennelle' and Vaughan Williams' 'Five English Folksongs.' Tickets £13 (£12 seniors/students) from Oxford Playhouse (01865 305305) or on the door. For more information see

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Sponsored Walk

Sponsored walk, Sun. 27 June, any time between 10 am–4 pm. Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE) has organised this new walk to link 3 public green spaces in Oxford city: Warneford Meadow, Trapp Grounds and Oxpens Meadow. Complete 1, 2 or 3 sections of the walk and raise funds for CPRE, Oxpens Meadow or Warneford Meadow. For further details and to download sponsorship form, visit:

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Research Volunteers Sought

Are you pregnant? Would you like to take part in a research project? The Department of Psychiatry at Oxford University is looking for women who are between 12 and 16 weeks pregnant to take part in a short research project. It would take approximately 2 hours of your time. For more information, please contact: (01865 223907). Oxfordshire REC ref: 09/H0605/109.

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Carers Sought for Interviews

Are you looking after an older person and in employment? Have you ever combined work and care for an older person? If yes, the Oxford Institute of Ageing would like to interview you for the Carers@Work project. We want to find out how people combine work and care, and what employers and government can do to help them. If you're interested or have questions, contact Kate Hamblin: 01865 612810 or

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Participants Sought for Research

What does being single mean to you now, in the past and for the future? If you are male, aged over 50 and have spent most of your lifetime not in a relationship, you are invited to take part in a research project at the University. There has been little research on this topic and your contribution is important. The research is solely for academic purposes. Participants of different backgrounds, including straight and gay men, and men of all ethnicities and beliefs, are welcome. All information will be anonymised and confidential. If interested, please contact Yiu-tung Suen at 07942 582142 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 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 24hour photocopying, private mailing addresses (24hour 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:

Do you have missing teeth, loose dentures or shaky bridges? Using dental implants, Oxford Implantology Services can help you smile, laugh, eat and kiss with confidence again. We offer individualised treatment plans, taking into account timing, cost and delivery of care. We are a registered member of GDC, GMC, ADI and BDA. Contact us for a free consultation near you. Tel.: 01865 339564 / 07747 616172 or 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.

DP Gardening Services. RHS-trained gardener available across Oxfordshire. Carry out garden makeovers if selling or renting out your property or just taming your wilderness! All aspects of garden services including hard landscaping. Fully insured, friendly advice, free estimates (within 5 mile radius of OX5). Excellent references. Contact Debbie Payne on 07503 181961 (mobile) or for more information.

Painting and house maintenance work undertaken. No job too small. References. Phone Anthony 01865 762576.

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Situations Vacant

Secretarial assistance needed for organising and filing (computer and paperwork), also for sorting and classifying material about Basque children evacuated to the UK in 1937. Knowledge of Spanish an advantage. For further details, please contact Natalia Benjamin. Tel.: 01865 459744. Email:

Oxford Analytica seeks Sales and Marketing Support Role to work as part of Sales and Marketing Support team to build client base across assigned region. Employee will work with others to develop growth strategy and ensure effective implementation. Main duties include: market research; researching target clients and identifying key position holders; establishing contacts and arranging appointments; preparing marketing material; preparing senior sales staff for meetings; internal liaison with other departments; managing market/client information; assisting in preparation of proposals; and general administrative tasks, including arranging meetings and travel. Position starts as market/sales research/support and grows into full-fledged sales or marketing position. Employee expected to work 18 months to 2 years in this role. Candidate should be proficient in Microsoft Office and have: advanced research skills; prior sales/marketing support experience and/or degree in relevant area (economics, business, marketing); professional communication skills and proactive attitude. Send CV and cover letter to

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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:

Yearly let available Sept. Lovely 4- bedroom, 3-bathroom family house in residential north Oxford, close to schools, Summertown shops, sports centre, 5 mins. bike/bus to centre Oxford. Open-plan sitting room with sunny south-facing dining area, further reception room/flexible use. Fitted kitchen. Utility room. Off-street parking, easily managed gardens, £2,195 p.c.m. Email: Tel.: 01865 554142/07779 392229.

Recently refurbished family house on Divinity Rd, east Oxford. Three bedrooms, 2 reception rooms, kitchen and utility room, bathroom with over-bath shower, separate WC. Garden to front and rear. Fifteen mins. walk into town, close to local amenities and the JR. Available furnished for a year, Oct. 2010 to Sept. 2011, £1,600 p.c.m. Contact: or 01865 279650.

Summer/short let. Three-bedroom semi- detached house in Headington available from mid-July. Quiet street, off-street parking, convenient for hospitals, Oxford University Old Road Campus and Brookes University. For more details please email or phone 01865 289381 or 07712 674216.

Two houses: 1) Georgian grade-2 house with outstanding views in unique setting in North Parade, central north Oxford, 4 double bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2 receptions, conservatory. Available June/July, £2,950 p.c.m. 2) South Oxford, beautifully refurbished, 5 bedrooms, 4-story house near river/views of Folly Bridge. Garden, large and fantastic living space/kitchen. Available June/July, unfurnished. Ideal family let, £2,300 p.c.m. Contact David/Masha:, 07866 672722.

Attractive Edwardian family home, newly decorated, in great condition. Available mid-Sept. to early Jan. Minster Rd, close to South Park, quiet, friendly street 10 mins. cycle to University. Large kitchen and living room, pretty garden with deck. Three bedrooms: 1 double in loft with en suite, 1 double and 1 single, plus bathroom and 2 WCs. Broadband, fireplace, c.h., £1,500 p.c.m. plus bills. For details, photos contact, 01865 242621.

Detached family house in Minster Rd, Oxford. Three bedrooms, study/child's bedroom, bathroom, separate WC, shower room, 2 reception rooms, breakfast room, kitchen. Overlooks college sports ground (access by agreement). Garden to front, side and rear. Close to Headington hospitals and local amenities. Available furnished for summer or longer let, £1,650 p.c.m. Contact Helen Kay: or 01865 276553.

Central Oxford, Western Rd. Comfortable Victorian house with garden, in quiet friendly street, 7 mins. walk city centre and University. Near river, schools, swimming, sports. Three double bedrooms, large kitchen/dining room, library/study, garden room, working fireplaces, all appliances and Wi-Fi. Available 1 Aug. for 9–12 months. Rent £1,850 p.c.m. Deposit and references required. Email:

Views over Port Meadow: £1,500 p.c.m.; semi-detached house, Lower Wolvercote. Quiet cul-de-sac; furnished; off-street parking; 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms; 1 large living/dining/kitchen room opening on deck, big garden and meadow; local school; corner shops; 12 mins. bus from city centre. Available 1 Aug. to end of Dec. Tel.: 01865 514577 or 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.

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

Small, comfortable studio flat in north Oxford suitable for 1 person. Self contained and recently renovated. New cooker, microwave, washing machine, full bathroom. Parking available; £525 p.m. incl. utilities. Phone line can be connected. Call 01865 558137.

Central north Oxford. Close to University Parks and river, 10 mins. walk to University science area, 15 mins. to Bodleian Library or city centre; self-contained fully furnished garden flat in quiet, leafy street; large living room, double bedroom, fully equipped kitchen, bathroom with bath and shower, walk-in closet; broadband connection; c.h. Use of large garden. N-s only. Available from Sept. (possibly earlier), £1,130 p.c.m. Tel +44 (0)1865 512138.

Old Headington, from July. Quiet furnished flat to let for 1 in family house, near John Radcliffe Hospital. Fully equipped, overlooking garden. Bed/sitting room, kitchen/dining room, use of bathroom on same floor; £420 p.m., incl. c.h. and council tax. Tel.: 01865 437750. Email:

North and central north Oxford apartments. North: 1-bedroom £725 from late July/early Aug. Central north: 1-bedroom £795 from Oct.; 2-bedroom (1 double, 1 single) £925 from July. All excl. utilities and council tax. Easy access to most University departments. Suited to mature professional visiting academics. Tel.: 01865 516144. Email:

North Oxford flat to let. Between Woodstock and Banbury Rds. Suit single graduate. Bed/sitting room, kitchen, shower, WC. Separate entrance, £440 p.c.m. plus council tax if applicable, bills for telephone, electricity, water. Tel.: 01865 552456.

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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).

Visiting parents, academics, or just need a weekend away? Oxford Cottages offers 3 spectacular period country cottages 2 miles from Oxford available for 2 nights to several weeks. Featured in Period House and Your Home interiors magazines and on ITV's Live the Dream. Inglenook fireplaces (we supply the logs!), Jacuzzi baths and luxurious bedrooms for the perfect Oxford retreat in unspoilt stone village location. Call Ann: 01865 351530. See:

Available central Oxford, St Clement's area (20 mins. walk Bodleian, 25 mins. to labs), near London bus, in a comfortable large house. C.h., appliances, June–Apr., rent: £600 p.m., council tax incl. Your own double bedroom, your own large study room, and bathroom. The large kitchen, sitting room, dining room, garden will be shared with 1 quiet and clean person. Bills shared. Please contact:

Light, airy, quiet rooms available in large family house in north Oxford; luxury bathroom, use of kitchen, utilities and wonderful garden; Wi-Fi, parking, easy bus to centre. Reply to: or 07725 037775.

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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:

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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:

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.

Northwest Highlands: spacious holiday home set in open croft land with stunning views of Clashnessie Bay and encircling hills, mins. away from sandy beach. Enjoy all that Sutherland has to offer: hill and coastal walks, sea and fresh-water fishing, boat trips, kayaking, photography, painting, or simply rest and soak up the tranquillity. Sleeps 8. Contact: Maggie at Visit:

Lazio (I)—18th-century farm house in beautiful countryside with large garden and peach orchard, historic Cantalupo 4km (, train station 8km, 45 mins. drive from Rome centre. Available to rent on weekly basis from end June: 2 large living rooms, fully equipped kitchen, 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, large terrace. Sleeps 8, €700 p.w, all incl. Email:

Apartment for rent in Morocco. A sensibly priced family retreat on the Mediterranean coast in Morocco. This 4- star poolside apartment sleeps up to 5. It is a short walk to marina, restaurants, beach, waterpark and 5-star hotel with spa facilities. Perfect!! View and make a booking on

House available for short lets in Vezelay, Burgundy, in heart of medieval town, close to 12th-century basilica. Flexible rates: suitable for 1 or 2 people seeking quiet retreat, for families, or for groups of up to 12. See pictures and more information at

Holiday lets Edinburgh Festival. Charming traditional 1-double-bedroom flat available for holiday let(s) Aug./early Sept. Very central, walk to venues. Light, bright, quiet location, open outlook. Email:

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House for Sale

Larnaca, Cyprus. Three-bedroom bungalow for sale in Livadia near Larnaca. Quiet village location. Close to sea and local amenities. Three double bedrooms with built- in wardrobes, 2 bathrooms (1 en suite), a/c throughout, solar water heating, large veranda, small garden, covered parking; €220,000. See for more details.

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For Sale

Bluthner upright piano model B 150609. Mute practice pedal. Mahogany polished. Superb condition. Retail price was £18,150. Asking price £9,950. Enquiries: tel. 07984 904226.

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