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Oxford University Gazette, 22 July 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 this is the final Gazette of Trinity Term. 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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Harcourt Arboretum Event

Soul in the Summer: from Jazz to Soul—Niamh McNally with the Tim Dawes Band. Bring a picnic, friends and family and enjoy jazz and soul in the lovely meadow. Sat. 31 July, Harcourt Arboretum. Gates open 6 pm, performance 7 pm. Tickets: advance £12, on day £14; child £6/£7; family (2 adults, 2 children) £30/£35. Info, credit card booking: 01865 341576/, or send cheque to FOBG, Oxford Botanic Garden, Oxford OX1 4AZ.

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Fifth annual Green Economics Institute conference: 'Green jobs and green economics—the beacon of hope in the economic downturn', Mansfield College, Oxford University, 29–31 July. International speakers from Africa, BRIC and PIGGS! Learn more about green economics from world experts and speakers on a diverse range of topics including: development; biodiversity; climate change and gender; green IT; eco-technology; and green procurement. Book online at: 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:

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:

Hope Services is a family-run typesetting company established more than 35 years ago. Based in the heart of Oxfordshire, we specialise in the styling and production of published material. We regularly work on all types of publications including early learning teaching titles; single-author, first-time novels and novellas; academic law books and journals; and social, financial and technical reports. We would be happy to discuss and develop your ideas, and provide you with an individual quote. Please feel free to contact us at Hope Services (Abingdon) Ltd. Tel.: 01235 530439. Web: Email:

Book indexers available. Many years of experience of 'back-of-the-book' indexing in a variety of subjects from the Oxford Illustrated Encyclopaedia to the annual Oxford University Calendar. Subjects include archaeology, architecture, art, botany, history, geography, literature, music and science. Phone Ann Hall and/or Alan Lovell at 01683 221310 or email at or text 07708 571548.

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.

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Situations Vacant

Lecturers required: Magna Carta College, a private postgraduate business college in Summertown, needs lecturers in the following disciplines: international business law, international banking law, management information systems, market research, hospital management, healthcare management (£30–£50 p.h. dependent upon experience). Further information from, or send cv to:

Academic Co-ordinator required for Magna Carta College, a private postgraduate business college in Summertown, £24,000 p.a. For further information please contact

Freelance Finance Assistant needed to assist Finance Manager of small marketing company from beginning of Oct. Must be highly numerate, accurate and meticulous; good spoken English essential. Duties include: inputting data onto spreadsheets, keeping records, general filing and liaising regularly with London office. Hours: 6–9 per week, preferably split between 2 mornings, Tues./Thurs.; £12 p.h. Send CV and covering letter to Joanna Gibbon, Finance Manager, at

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Situation Sought

Linux computer specialist seeking part-time or full-time employment. I can manage Linux systems, troubleshoot problems and set up new systems. I have much experience in the University. Please email:

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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:

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

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.

Central Oxford, Western Rd. Comfortable attractive 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:

Central Oxford/Jericho: recently renovated, charming Victorian furnished house, 3 double bedrooms, 2 studies, 2 reception rooms, bathroom, shower room, spacious kitchen/dining room overlooking garden. Amenities include wireless broadband, g.c.h., smoke alarms, kitchen cooker, fridge/freezer, microwave, washer/drier, dishwasher. Close to colleges, schools, shops, restaurants, hospital and town centre. Ideal for family or n-s postgraduate sharers. Available mid-Sept. for 9–12 months. Contact:

Central south Oxford. Family home available mid-Aug. to end of Mar. Walking distance of city centre. Three bedrooms: 1 double with en suite, 1 large single with child's bed and 1 double. Large bathroom. Open-plan lounge/dining room and extended kitchen/diner. Mature garden. Broadband and cable TV. Suit visiting academics. Furnished, £1,600 p.c.m. incl. all utilities except telephone. Contact:; 07936 335169/01865 425720.

Lovely 2-double-bedroom cottage for rent in Stanton St John OX33 1HG. Only 10 mins. from Oxford city centre and right in beautiful countryside. Garden office (with broadband access), open fire, under-floor heating, double glazed and in one of the most sought-after villages with unique community. Would suit couple, professionals, teachers and academics. Unfurnished, £1,050 p.m. Available end of Sept. Please contact or call 07748 677614.

A delightful detached 2-bedroom Cotswold stone period cottage is available from 1 Sept. for rent in the peaceful, sought-after village of Wootton (7 miles from Oxford) near Blenheim Palace, Woodstock. A wood-burning stove, built-in book shelves in 1 double bedroom and a well-tended garden. Suitable for n-s single professional or visiting academic couple. Car essential; £780 p.c.m. Email:

Marston Rd, central Oxford: well- presented end-terrace, fully furnished house with large garden. Two bedrooms (large double and large single), conservatory, fitted kitchen, g.c.h., mixer shower and all modern comforts. Well served by buses, 5 mins. from city centre. Suitable for a couple or single person, £850 p.c.m. Available from 1 Sept. No pets or smoking. Contact Dr Sacha Simon on 07816 375342. Email:

To let in Jericho: charming, sunny 3- bedroom Victorian terraced cottage with south-facing rear garden. Close to bars, shops, restaurants. Short walk to city centre and University departments. Available (furnished or unfurnished) from end of Aug., £1,150 p.c.m. Tel.: 07788 561529.

Stunning townhouse in the Waterside development, occupying larger-than-average corner plot, adjacent to canal with beautiful enclosed garden. Entrance hall, study, sitting room, dining room, kitchen/breakfast room, cloakroom. Four double bedrooms, 2 bathrooms. Unusual turret 'lookout' that is currently a peaceful study area. Parking. Available 1 Sept.–June, fully furnished. Offered to a very high standard including TV, DVD and built-in audio system. Contact: 01865 318018; Photos:

Summer/short let: 3-bedroom semi- detached house in Headington available from mid-July. Quiet road, off-street parking, convenient for Headington hospitals, Old Road Campus, Oxford University and Brookes University. For more details please email or phone 01865 289381 or 07712 674216.

Central/west Oxford, Victorian mid- terrace, 3 double bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, sitting room, dining room, modern kitchen. Good condition, tastefully furnished, g.c.h., smoke detectors, garden. Five mins. walk to city centre, colleges, station, schools, riverside walks. Friendly neighbourhood, £1,350 p.c.m., available starting Aug. Suitable for visiting academics, couple or family. No pets, n-s, please. Contact Prof. A. Kahane, 020 8892 6263; 07931 301135; 07527 155529;

Period property with modern designed open-plan lower ground floor kitchen/living room and new bath/shower room; 3–4 bedrooms. Central Oxford—Buckingham St. Low-maintenance rear garden with large shed. Furnished. G.c.h. Rent £1,650 p.c.m. Available Aug. Email:

A 4-bedroom 3-storey semi-detached family home in a quiet residential area in north Oxford close to Summertown shops and within Cherwell School catchment area. Two reception rooms, 2 bathrooms and summerhouse in nice garden. Wireless, off-street parking and new kitchen with dishwasher and washing machine. Available from Sept. (or Aug. if preferred), £1,600 p.c.m. plus bills. Contact John 01865 454446 (evening), or

Wonderful rustic 2-bedroom barn conversion in central but beautifully peaceful location within 20 mins. walk/7 mins. cycle or bus ride from city centre and hospitals. Suit quiet postgraduate or professional couple, £920 p.c.m., excl. electricity. Available from 1 Aug. Min. let 1 year. Tel.: 01865 723056. Email:

Yearly let available Sept. Lovely 4- bedroom, 3-bathroom family house in residential north Oxford, close to schools, Summertown shops, sports centre. Five 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. Contact: 01865 554142/ 07779 392229.

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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.

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: 1- and 2-bedroom furnished apartments for the coming academic year from Aug. or Sept. North: 1 bed from £725; 2 beds £825–£850. Central north: 1 bed from £795; 2 beds £925–£970 excl. utilities and council tax. Easy access to most University departments. Best suited to professional visiting academics. Tel.: 01865 516144 or email:

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 incl. Contact:; 01865 734321.

Headington: overlooking golf course, 1 mile from city centre, close to hospitals, fully furnished, 2-bedroom flat with garage. To let to n-s tenants, available from Aug. Would suit visiting academics, £750 p.c.m. Tel.: 01865 279182 or 01865 279180. Email:

Inner north Oxford (close to St Hugh's, Wolfson). Spacious, light, 1-bedroom flat with picture windows, balcony, off- street parking. Unfurnished but extensive cupboards and bookcases, fridge, washing machine, cooker. Available mid-Sept., £850 p.c.m., 1-year let. Tel.: 01865 513326.

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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, sunny room in a spacious flat. Non-smoker. Two toilets. Broadband, washing machine, television, DVD/video player, ample storage, off-street parking. Suitable for visiting academic, postgraduate student or professional, £395 p.m. plus contribution to utilities. Tel.: 01865 511555 or 07866 653619.

From Sept.: beautiful, large, light attic sitting/bedroom (15'+ x 23'). Windows overlooking Iffley Fields. Virtually sole use of bathroom. Shared modern kitchen overlooking courtyard. House filled with owner's artwork. Half a mile from Magdalen Bridge. Near nature reserve and river. Would suit single academic, £170 p.w. Contact Denise Cullington: 01865 295067.

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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:

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:

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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.

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

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Flat for Sale

Flat for sale in Austrian countryside, £45,000. A 2-bedroom flat situated in the foothills of the Alps, between Salzburg and Vienna, nearest airport Linz (daily cheap flights from Stansted with Ryanair; car hire available from Linz airport). Flat is only 5 miles (8 km) from the beautiful and well- preserved historic town of Steyr ( Originally 2 flats (easily reconverted), the property is a mansard flat (top floor) with 2 bathrooms, 2 balconies (1 enclosed), 2 kitchenettes, a dining/living room and another very large living room. Recently redecorated, with new carpets/curtains. Furniture is included and there is also ample storage space. Superb outlook from all windows over the surrounding countryside and the area is excellent for walking, cycling and various sporting pursuits. Parking spaces adjoin the flats. For further details/photos, please telephone: Gerry Matthews 0208 642 8667.

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Narrowboat for Sale

A rare opportunity to own and live on a narrowboat moored at sought-after, picturesque central-Oxford moorings. Five mins. walk from town centre and railway station, recently fitted with bamboo flooring, car stereo system with iPod dock, and custom- designed seating and storage. Perfect for 1 person or couple. Postbox, broadband and mains power. Boat Safety Certificate valid to 2014. Serious enquiries only, £110,000. Contact: 07772 485487,

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