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Oxford University Gazette, 19 November 2009 : 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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Christmas Light Night

Christmas Light Night, 27 Nov. Oxford's galleries, theatres, museums and open spaces will be hosting a late-night evening of art, music, dance and performance, providing a unique opportunity to enjoy the best the city has to offer. The evening will start with a procession of school children holding lanterns walking through the city centre while the Christmas lights are illuminated as they pass. For more information, visit Oxford Inspires at

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Research Volunteers Needed

Research volunteers needed for study in Oxford. We are looking for healthy men and women interested in taking part in our study of body fat function (08/H0603/34). It would involve 2 visits at the Oxford Centre for Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism and does not involve dieting. For more information, please contact Louise Dennis at 01865 857203 or email:

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Residential Home

St Katharine's House, Wantage. Modern, well- equipped residential home with nursing wing for 75 residents in 5 acres of lovely grounds near town centre. Excellent facilities include beautiful chapel in grounds. Residents strongly encouraged to live independent lives within a unique, vibrant and rewarding community. For further information, contact the Warden, St Katharine's House, Ormond Rd, Wantage, OX12 8EA. Tel.: 01235 762739. Email: Web:

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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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Books Bought and Sold

For a bookshop specializing in secondhand humanities books, especially theology, history, literature and philosophy, visit St Philip's Books at 82 St Aldate's, Oxford: 10,000 books in stock. Open Mon.–Sat., 10–5. Catalogues by post or email. Good prices paid for large/small collections; we can collect. Collections of Christopher Haigh and Maurice Wiles currently being catalogued. Website at Call Christopher Zealley on 01865 202182, or email

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Antiques Bought and Sold

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

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Restoration and Conservation of Antique Furniture

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

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Services Offered

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

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

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

Chauffeur/taxi service. Reliable, experienced service available for business or pleasure. Airports/docks/Eurostar, etc. Comfortable Mercedes E-class and 7-passenger XLWB Mercedes Viano for those with lots of luggage. Child seats available. Fully licensed and insured. Sample prices: Oxford to Heathrow, £68; Eurostar, £90; Gatwick, £119. Call Clive Roberts to discuss your needs or for advice. Account customers welcome. Mobile: 07917 566077. Home: 01865 778608. Email:

Computer problem needing personal but understanding help? Want to do something and don't know how? We can put you on the Internet safely or upgrade your system: PC or Mac. We have lots of experience of Oxford IT, supporting people as well as their computers. Happy to give advice for free and work on a no-fix/no-fee basis. Call Bob on 01865 880600 or 07768 732123.

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Domestic Services

Carpet/upholstery/rug cleaning by Grimebusters, Oxfordshire's local specialists. Domestic, commercial and college. We offer you the latest wet or dry cleaning systems at highly competitive rates. Fully insured, trained and NCCA approved. Free estimates and friendly advice. Tel.: 01865 726983 / 01235 555533 / 01993 868924.

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

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Situations Vacant

Somerville College seeks Section Chef to assist in delivery of highest quality food service for college members, banquets, conferences and commercial clients. Successful applicant will be qualified or working towards NVQ3 (or equivalent), have experience working as Section Chef in comparable catering operation. This is an important role working as member of kitchen team to ensure delivery of high standard of service in efficient and cost-effective manner. Salary aligned to Band 4 of college pay spine (£19,875 p.a.). Further Particulars and application form: Send applications to Executive Chef, Somerville College, Woodstock Rd, Oxford, OX2 6HD. Closing date Fri. 11 Dec.

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

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House Swap

City'country house swap: exchange your city-centre house or flat for my country cottage. Thatched, wood stoves, all comforts, Wi-Fi, overlooking duck pond, country walks, peace. Occasional weekends/weeks; 45 mins. from Oxford. Professor L. Cameron: 01296 711724.

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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

Christmas let, Iffley Fields: 3-bed Victorian house with garden available 17–30 Dec. Spacious, comfortable, attractively furnished, well equipped, suitable for families. Two king-sized beds, 2 junior beds, 1 cot. Located in desirable Stratford St, OX4 1SP, 5 mins. walk to park, playground and river, 15 mins. walk to city centre and universities. Easy access to hospitals, BMW, science and business parks, £390 p.w., all incl. Email: for more info/photos.

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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.

New furnished flat, Jericho (Walton Well Rd). Two bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms (1 off master bedroom), available 1 Dec. for 1 year or less. Fully furnished, finished to exceptional standard. Large terrace, all appliances, walk to University. Near best schools, parks. Quiet, easy to maintain. Under-floor heating, built-in cupboards, washer, drier, £1,395 p.m. Allocated inside parking additional £100 p.m. Contact A. Gaston. Email: Tel.: 613 745 1368 (Canada).

Comfortable and spacious 1-bedroom flat, fully furnished, available for short-term or longer-term let. Double bedroom with en suite bathroom, open-plan living area, fitted kitchen, wireless broadband, Freeview TV, all linen and towels, ample parking. Self-contained annexe of private house in Cassington, 3 miles west of Oxford along A40. N-s only. Monthly £800, everything included. Contact:; 01865 883991.

Central north Oxford. Close to University Parks and river, 10 mins. walk to University science area and 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 Jan., £1,095 p.c.m. Tel.: +44 (0)1865 512138.

Christmas rental. Would you like to spend Christmas and the New Year in a warm, modern, fully furnished, centrally located duplex apartment? Available 21 Dec.–12 Jan. Accommodation comprises 2 double bedrooms, both en suite, sitting/dining area and spacious kitchen. Fabulously located in central Oxford, overlooking water and Worcester College grounds, the apartment lies close to rail/bus stations and all amenities. Price from £495 p.w. Contact 01865 245045 for details.

North Oxford . Furnished flat in family house on Woodstock Rd, 1.75 miles from centre. Self-contained on first floor where there is a sitting room with balcony, bedroom, shower-room. Own entrance on ground floor to fully fitted kitchen for exclusive use of tenant but not s/c. C.h., £625 p.c.m., all inclusive. N-s. Single person only. Available from mid-Jan. Minimum 3 months. Tel.: 01865 514804.

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Accommodation Offered

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

Visiting academics welcomed for short or long stays in comfortable home of semi-retired academic couple, situated in quiet, exclusive, leafy central north Oxford within walking distance of main University buildings, town centre, parks, river, shops and restaurants. Rooms have colour TV, tea, coffee, kettle, refrigerator, microwave, free wireless broadband and central and independent heating. Very moderate terms. Linen, cleaning and breakfast included. Tel./fax: 01865 557879. Email:

Reduce your kinetic energy and apply an equal and opposite force to a sofa in one of our homes. Finders Keepers—helping Oxford's physicists decelerate for 35-plus years. Tel.: 01865 311011. Web:

Scott Fraser—'city and village living'. A comprehensive residential sales and lettings practice specialising in good-quality property in Oxford and the surrounding areas. For more information, please telephone or visit our website: Sales tel.: 01865 759500 (Headington), 01865 759507 (Summertown), 01865 759508 (East Oxford). Lettings tel.: 01865 761111 (Headington), 01865 554577 (Summertown), 01865 244666 (East Oxford and students).

Room to rent in Summertown. Furnished single room in ground-floor flat on Middle Way. Shared bathroom (with electric shower) and kitchen. Wireless broadband. Very close to restaurants, shops and regular buses to city centre; £350 p.c.m. inclusive of all bills (or £280 p.c.m. for Mon.–Fri. only). Email: or call: 07816 920119 (eve or w/e).

Two central Oxford properties: a Jericho coach house, sleeping 3 in 1 double and 1 single room, and a Victorian canal- side house sleeping 6–8, available for short lets or up to 2 months, i.e., University term. Walking distance bus/train/colleges. Rates vary accordingly, from £140 p.n./£400 p.w. to £230 p.n./£900 p.w. depending on property and dates/duration. See for house by canal. Email for pics and availability.

Two double rooms available to let in 3- bedroom furnished house from Mon. 4 Jan. The house is located in Bannister Close overlooking the University rugby ground on Iffley Rd. Off-street parking and garage, £375 per room excl. bills, but does incl. wireless Internet connection. For more details, please contact or 01865 432000.

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Self-catering Apartments

Weekly Home offers fully furnished and serviced accommodation from 1 week to several months. Our properties are very high quality and include apartments in north Oxford/Summertown, popular with visiting academics from UK and overseas. Also properties for short lets in most other areas of Oxford, including city centre, plus south Oxfordshire and Woodstock. See for details of all accommodation. Or email, or phone 01193 811711 with specific requirements.

OxfordShortlets offers a portfolio of high- quality, self-catering, short-let properties as an excellent alternative to hotel, guesthouse or bed and breakfast accommodation in Oxford and surrounding villages. Wide selection of quality homes available for short-stay lets from 1 week to several months. OxfordShortlets caters for professional individuals, groups or families visiting Oxford for holiday, business, academic and relocation purposes or for temporary accommodation between homes. Tel.: 01865 311696. Fax: 01865 511010. Email: Web:

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Office Accommodation Available

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:

We are looking for temporary accommodation while we have building work done on our house for about 6 months starting in Jan./Feb. We are a family of 5, so need 4 bedrooms (or 3 with a study/extra room that could be used as a child's bedroom). We have children at Cherwell School, so would like to stay in north Oxford. Please contact (Prof.) Edmund Herzig:; tel.: 01865 516298.

Professional female (working for BBC) seeks room, bed-sit or flat in central or central north Oxford, possibly in exchange or part-exchange for cooking, cleaning, gardening duties. Excellent references available. Please call 07768 151066.

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Holiday Lets

Unspoiled 5-bedroom 17th-century farmhouse—huge kitchen, 3 reception rooms, antiques, open fires, Wi- Fi, stabling—and/or 2 simple isolated old-fashioned 2-bedroom cottages—open fires, polished floors, large studies, many books, unfitted kitchens, no TV, no telephone. Oxford prices from £25/day (winter), £50/day (summer). Available long weekends, a month, or in between. No set change-over days. On 190-acre organic farm—woods, valleys, riverbank, trout, deer, badgers. Near Midhurst: stunning views of South Downs. 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.

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Houses for Sale

House for sale in romantic Gascony. Newly restored, 3 bedrooms but with huge potential for further development. On the edge of a village in 3,000sq m of land. Further reduced to £220,000. Contact for further details.

Two-bedroom house in quiet cul-de- sac in Marston Village. The house has been fully refurbished and is very comfortable; £250,000 o.n.o. Email:

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