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Oxford University Gazette, 20 May 2010 : Advertisements


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The University of Oxford and Oxford University Press accept no responsibility for the content of any advertisement published in the Gazette. Readers should note that the inclusion of any advertisement in no way implies approval or recommendation of either the terms of any offer contained in it or of the advertiser by the University of Oxford or Oxford University Press.

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Funeral Service

There will be a funeral service for Ms Liz Nash, Lecturer in French at Oriel College, 2000–9. The service will be held on Sat. 22 May at 10.30 am in Oriel College Chapel. All who knew her are very welcome to attend.

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Harcourt Arboretum Event

Wildflowers of the Meadow at Harcourt Arboretum: free half-term holiday family-friendly activities, Tues. 1 June, 1–4 pm. See wildflowers in the old and new meadows. How many different wildflowers can you find? Craft activity to make your own wildflowers and pocket guides on how to grow your own! Drop-in session free with Arboretum entry (adults £3.50, University members and children free). Arboretum open 10–5 (last admission 4.15 pm).

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To celebrate 350 years of the Royal Society, in association with the Sir William Dunn School of Pathology, Weatherall Institute of Medicine and the Department of Engineering Science, Take the Space presents Hanging Hooke, a play about the 17th-century scientist, Robert Hooke. At O'Reilly Theatre, Keble College, Tues. 25 and Wed. 26 May, 7.30 pm. Running time approx. 85 mins., £10 (£5 full-time students). Information:; 01865 305305.

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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:

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Domestic Services

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

Tidy Outlook services: garden maintenance including grass cutting, hedge trimming, pruning, lopping, weeding and garden clearance. Friendly family service, weekly, fortnightly, monthly or just one visit. Fully insured, free estimates, small jobs welcome. Please tel. 01865 891749 or 01235 532136.

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Situations Vacant

Author doing preliminary work on history of international capital markets seeks freelance researcher for estimated 5 to 10 hours p.w. through end of June. Familiarity with investment banking and regulatory affairs in both US and Europe is a plus. Please send cover letter and CV to

Secretary/Receptionist required for friendly central Oxford medical practice. Approx. 20 hours. Good typing skills essential. Apply in writing to Practice Manager, 9 King Edward St, Oxford, OX1 4JA.

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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:

Binswood Avenue, Headington: 3- bedroom semi-detached house in sought-after position available from 1 May. Quiet cul-de-sac, good-sized garden, very good condition, off-street parking. Two reception rooms, kitchen, downstairs WC, 3 bedrooms, family bathroom, large airing cupboard, extensive storage in garden. Convenient for buses, hospitals, Oxford Brookes. Rent: £1,100 p.c.m. unfurnished, 6-month minimum rental. For further information please call 01865 762399.

A beautiful 300-year-old property within a stone's throw of Woodstock town and Blenheim Palace. Three bedrooms (1 with en suite), 2 reception rooms, a bathroom, kitchen and garden. Unfurnished or furnished. Available now, £1,250 p.m. For more details and photos contact:

House to let during all or part of Aug. Three bedrooms, large living room, large kitchen, garden. Includes wireless, cable TV, dishwasher. On Middleway, Summertown (north Oxford), 2 mins. from shops and restaurants. Tenant must look after cat. Tel.: 07796 695036 or email:

House to let from Sept. until June 2011. Semi-detached, 2 bedrooms, conservatory. Sunny garden. Nicely furnished with fridge, cooker, washing machine, etc. Ten mins. from Summertown. Would suit a visiting academic family, £950 p.c.m., incl. council tax, water rates and utilities' rental (actual usage of utilities extra). One month deposit (TDS). References required. Contact Mrs Ros Tallett (agent). Tel.: 01865 769963. Email:

Wolvercote, north Oxford. Interesting 2- bed cottage overlooking canal, to rent/share. G.c.h., open fire, garden, on- street parking. Place to keep open canoe. Vegetarians/non-smokers ideal. Sorry no students or children. Suit visiting academics, professionals or postgrads. Avail. Sept. Owner keeps 1 room for storage and occasional use, hence only £750 p.m. for 2 people or £650 for 1, plus bills. References and deposit required. Email: Tel.: 07890 758565 for details.

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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

Available May. Central Headington. Furnished, two-bed flat close to all hospitals and amenities. Fitted kitchen/diner and WM. Large sitting room. Bathroom and separate shower. C.h. and double glazing. Off-street parking. Rent £775 p.c.m. Tel.: 01865 768504. Mobile: 07795 423273.

St Clement's area, 10 mins. walk to city centre and 3 mins. to shops, restaurants and bus stops to London and airports. Beautiful modern top-floor flat with sunny terrace, spacious and light open- plan kitchen/dining/living area, 1 double bedroom, bathroom, hall. Available fully furnished from 5 June until end of Oct. Rent: £795 p.m., all utility bills and council tax incl. Deposit required. Contact:

Summertown flat, 300 yards from shops. Large furnished bed-sitter, kitchenette, washing machine, bathroom, self- contained on second floor of family house. C.h. Rent includes all bills, except hot-water heater. Reduced rent for 1 quiet, n-s, long-term tenant (minimum 1 year, preferred longer). Yearly contract and references required. Suitable for 1 person only. Free Aug. but viewable now. Email:

Oxford Castle, short-term lets in 2- bedroom fully furnished luxury apartment. Spacious duplex accommodation, open-plan living area, fully equipped kitchen, wireless broadband, free international phone calls to many countries, digital TV, 2 double bedrooms, 2 separate bathrooms, all linen and towels. Prime location with balcony overlooking main castle square. Video entry phone and elevator. Non-smokers only. Available monthly from 1 Aug., £1,850 incl. everything except electricity. Email:

North and central north Oxford apartments. North: 1 bedroom at £725 from late July and Sept.; 2 bedrooms (1 double, 1 single) at £825 from Aug. or Sept. Central north: 1 bedroom at £795 from Oct.; 2 bedrooms (1 double, 1 single) at £925 from July. All excl. utilities and council tax. Suited to mature professional visiting academics. Tel.: 01865 516144. Email:

Bright ground-floor flat, Risinghurst, OX3 8HZ, £725 p.c.m. Available July furnished/unfurnished. Ideal for graduate students/young professionals. Double bedroom, bathroom, lounge, second reception, newly fitted kitchen. Garden front and back. Use of shed. Parking unrestricted. No. 9 bus or 10 mins. walk to Thornhill Park and Ride. Recent bills: gas/electricity £52–£76 p.c.m., council tax £124 p.c.m., water £298/year. Email: Tel.: 07957 200482.

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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:

Furnished double room to rent in east Oxford (OX4 1HG). Two young professionals seek housemate for third bedroom. Comfortable, friendly house with kitchen, bathroom, lounge, large garden and broadband. Excellent location: just off Cowley Rd and 20 mins. to town on foot or 10 mins. by bike. Available from 10 June, £290 p.m., excl. bills. Please get in touch if interested:

Spacious room with bathroom to let in Summertown, £375 p.m., to someone willing to do occasional babysitting for our children, boy 6 and girl 8 (paid @ £7 p.h.). Flexible start time. If interested, please email Judith and Tom at

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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:

Family, plus small well-behaved dog, looking to rent a weekend cottage for a period of about 6 months, dates negotiable. Within easy reach of Headington School, 2–3 bedrooms, outside of Oxford, furnished or unfurnished. Please contact Laura Braithwaite at 07747 005822 or email

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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.

Lot, France. Simple cottage in quiet rural village in beautiful valley. Sleeps 4 (2, 1+1). Private garden. Walking, cycling (some bikes available including tandem), canoeing. Flowers and butterflies. Varied visits e.g. Rocamadour, St Cirq Lapopie. Cost £400 p.w. July, Aug.; £200 p.w./£350 per fortnight at other times. Possibility extra independent beds (2, 1+1 bunk beds). Possibility also French tuition (CEE, scholarship, GCSE). For more details, photos see website: or email:

Devon, Ladram Bay. Don't let a volcano cast an ash cloud over your summer holiday. Six-berth static caravan in a beautiful seaside location nestled in the Jurassic coastline close to Budleigh Salterton. With sea view, this modern caravan is fully equipped and located on a site with good facilities. Five mins. from the beach and walking distance to local towns; £150–£350 weekly. Contact 07818 425163 or

Old stone holiday house north of Poitiers (ex-outbuildings) on small organic sheep/cattle farm in rolling farmland. Sleeps 5–7 plus baby. Upstairs: double en suite, double, single, bathroom. Downstairs: sitting room (double sofa bed, fireplace), living room, loo, kitchen, terrace with barbecue, swings. Home-grown veg, eggs and meat when available. Futuroscope 25 mins., Poitiers 30 mins., Chinon 40 mins., La Rochelle 2 hrs. Swimming pool in village 8km. Information/availability:

House for rent in the medina of Assilah, 35km from Tangier airport. Assilah is a beautiful 16th-century Portuguese fortified fishermen's city on the Atlantic coast of Morocco with great beaches, fish and inexpensive lifestyle. The house has 3 bedrooms (2 double and 1 single) and 2 bathrooms. Minimum stay 7 days at €700 p.w. Information at:

Pretty 60sq m apartment in converted 17th-century barn in a small village near to Briançon, France. Sleeps up to 7, fully equipped kitchen, bathroom with shower, sitting room with open fire, shared garden. Minutes' walk to forest, mountains, 4km to nearest town (Monetier les Bains). Available all year. For more information email Quentin:

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House for Sale

San Biagio della Valle, Umbria, Italy. Brand-new classical: 2 semi-detached houses in splendid countryside between Perugia and Todi. Ground floor: open-plan living room, approx. 300sq m of surrounding garden. First floor: main bedroom with en suite bathroom, 2 double bedrooms and a bathroom. Second floor: open plan with all necessary installations for IT connection. Raised basement (3 car spaces, utilities installations' room, and laundry room). The exterior style reflects typical local masonry with bricks and ventilated wooden roof. The 2 semi-detached houses are at different stages of development. One is finished, whilst the second is waiting to be finished as per buyer's decisions. Finished semi-detached: €455,000. Unfinished semi-detached: €275,000 (local firm on stand-by to finish the interior). Please contact Mr Andrea Alunni and Mrs Lilian Volcan at Mobile: 07905 044681. Tel.: 02076 120625.

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Swap Wanted

Swap: 1 'as new' double bed and mattress with beech-like wooden headboard and base, in Abingdon. Want to swap for 2 single beds in equally good condition. Email:

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