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Oxford University Gazette, 21 January 2010 : Advertisements


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Notice from Malaysian Medical Charity

A charity on the island of Borneo is recruiting 2 newly qualified doctors to work as volunteers in a new free hospital/clinic for 12 months, starting Apr. This is a non-salaried job, but UK–Borneo return airfares, lodging and food will be provided. Those who share our objective in providing free medical care to needy are cordially invited to apply. Email Eric (valentia2003@aol.com) and cc to hasmi.h@naim.com.my for further 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 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: http://oxforduniversity.newcomersclub.googlepages.com.

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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: summertown@020.mbe.uk.com. Also at 94 London Rd, Oxford. Tel.: 01865 741729. Fax: 01865 742431. Email: staff@mbeheadington.co.uk.

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: tctrees@btinternet.com. Visit: www.townandcountrytrees.co.uk.

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: rob@robguthrie.com. Web: www.robguthrie.com.

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: cliveroberts@talktalk.net.

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.

Exercise, injury and nutritional consultant/personal trainer. Alan Gordon, MSc BSc (Hons 1st), 41 years' experience. British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences, International Society of Biomechanics, and Clinical Exercise Physiology Association. Clients range from 14–83 years old. Speciality fields are on website. The only trainer recommended to their patients and clients by the UK health/medical organisation, the Nuffield Hospital Trust. Web: www.alangordon-health.co.uk.

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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

Christ Church Picture Gallery seeks permanent, part-time Gallery Invigilator responsible for customer service and security of collection. Patrol galleries, greet visitors, answer queries, take messages and work on front desk, including small retail outlet. Seeking smart, reliable, responsible person willing to work as part of small team. Gallery open Mon.–Sat. 10.30–5, Sun 2–5; candidate should be available to work during these times on varied, part-time rota. Pay: £6.97 p.h. (£9.27 on Sun.). Apply in writing (covering letter, CV, names of 2 referees) to: Christ Church Picture Gallery, Oxford OX1 1DP. Further information: 01865 276172, picturegallery@chch.ox.ac.uk. Closing date 1 Feb.

Carer. We are looking for a friendly, reliable person with a sense of humour to help with practical tasks, cooking, shopping and for company on small excursions. This role would suit a postgraduate student. Pay £10 p.h., references required. For more information, please contact 07877 868374 or ekjthompson@yahoo.co.uk.

Lecturers required: Magna Carta College, a private postgraduate business college based in Oxford, requires lecturers in the following subjects: accounting and finance, marketing, IHRM, MIS, CSR, corporate governance, co-operative strategy, business organisation, entrepreneurship and knowledge management. The courses will involve lecturing, setting and marking examinations, assessments and dissertations, and any other relevant academic requirements. Candidates should preferably have a PhD or be a current PhD student. Remuneration will be commensurate with experience. Please contact: david.faulkner@magnacartacollege.org. Web: www.magnacartacollege.org.

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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 www.qbman.co.uk 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: info@qbman.co.uk.

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: r.aronson@talktalk.net; 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.

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: jmacclancy@brookes.ac.uk; 01865 483951 (work); 01865 880142 (home).

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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.

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 www.collegeandcounty.biz.

Two-room flat let for single n-s. Heated, no bills, free now for long-term. Near Radcliffe and Ruskin, fine views, £420 p.m. Tel.: 01865 437750. Email: stephen_earl@ntlworld.com.

To rent: modern 2-bedroom flat (duplex) in Headington available from 3 Feb. for 2 months, £700 p.c.m. Contact vera.konnova@mod-langs.ox.ac.uk or phone 01865 558227.

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: mccarter@tesco.net.

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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: dvl23@talktalk.net.

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: www.finders.co.uk.

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: www.scottfraser.co.uk. 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. Single occupancy £200 p.w., £650 p.m., maximum 6 months, corresponding double occupancy £240, £750. Phone 01865 721644 or email richard.gilliane@btinternet.com.

Modern, quiet and light single and double studio apartments and 2-bedroom flat available for short- or medium-term rental—weekly or monthly. Pleasantly situated in east Oxford, 10 mins. walk to Magdalen Bridge, 5 mins. to shops, etc. Self-contained, fully furnished (including linen) and equipped for cooking, laundry (washer/dryer) plus wireless broadband, flat-screen TV, DVD, CD player, c.h. Serviced and fresh linen weekly. Off-road car parking. Tel.: 07504 927615. Email: stay@oxfordbythemonth.com.

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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 www.weeklyhome.com for details of all accommodation. Or email info@weeklyhome.com, 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: admin@oxfordshortlets.co.uk. Web: www.oxfordshortlets.co.uk.

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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: info@qbman.co.uk. Or visit our website, www.qbman.co.uk, 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: www.finders.co.uk.

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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: haroldcarter@mac.com.

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: www.cornwallcornwall.com.

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: melji@talk21.com.

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 www.warnerweb.org.uk or phone 01367 240049.

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 ann.buchanan@socres.ox.ac.uk.

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 scw04@tiscali.co.uk for more details.

Cevennes: Mediterranean climate, dramatic mountain scenery, superb walking/river-swimming. Roman Provence/Rhone and Languedoc vineyards. Two spacious, refurbished, entirely independent apartments with c.h. and covered terraces in 17th–19th cent. stone 'mas' near Mont Lozere, sleeping 8 and 5/6 respectively. Shady gardens/boulodrome/barbecue, quiet hamlet— near shops/markets. Available separately but particularly suitable for groups holidaying together. From £280 p.w. Easy access via trains/budget airlines. Further details: 01527 541360.

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