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Oxford University Gazette, 24 September 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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Chorister Auditions

Auditions for chorister places in New College Choir, with scholarships to New College School, will take place on Wed., 30 Sept. For more details and to register, please contact Prof. Edward Higginbottom: or 01865 279519. For more information on the choir, see

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Chorus Director Sought

Wanted: chorus director for local ladies' a cappella group, singing mostly barbershop, who meet on Wed. 7.30–10 pm in Cumnor. We are seeking a new chorus director to help us reach our potential. Please contact Helen Carter on 01235 764810 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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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:

Learn to drive really well with an Advanced Driving Instructor who has been teaching new drivers and giving refresher lessons in Oxford since 1994. He has a 100% pass rate for 2009 (national average is 43%). Intensive courses, motorway, refresher lessons and new drivers—all tailored to suit your needs. Call Paul on 07786 176122. Website:

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:

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:

Indexer available. More than thirty years' experience of 'back-of-the-book' indexing in a variety of subjects, from the Oxford Illustrated Encyclopaedia to the annual index for the Oxford University Calendar. Specialties include: archaeology, architecture, art, biography, botany, education, geography, history, literature. Contact Ann Hall at or 01683 221310.

Presentation nerves/anxieties. Do presentations, lectures, meetings and public speaking fill you with dread? Do your nerves and anxieties ruin things? Deal with them in 1 day. The next Fear Course is 28 Sept. Visit, email or phone 01865 331776 and get your life back.

Tidy Outlook: garden maintenance, grass cutting, hedge trimming, pruning, lopping, planting, weeding, tidying, leaf sweeping and clearance. We also undertake cleaning duties at flats, houses, student accommodation, staircases, car parks, etc. We carry out all duties with due regard to health and safety. Small jobs very welcome. Fully insured. Free no-obligation quotes. Please telephone Antony 01865 891749 or John 01235 532136. Web:

Beechfield Restorations Ltd. We have been specialising in all aspects of restoration and conservation of fine/antique furniture for more than 40 years. Our knowledgeable and dedicated team is interested in the detail as much as the overall effect. Our services range from copying period antiques to repairing wear and tear of furniture around the home. Collection and delivery. Only 10 miles from Oxford! Tel.: 01844 339900.

Life After the Break is an 8-week course for people coming to terms with the ending of a relationship. It enables you to share your experiences with others facing similar difficulties and develop self-awareness and confidence needed to form new relationships. For information, or to enrol on the course starting at 7 pm on 5 Oct., phone 01865 242960 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.

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Situations Vacant

Oxford Analytica ( seeks an International Economy Editor. The successful candidate will commission, edit and write analysis on the global economy for publication in the Oxford Analytica Daily Brief. A firm grounding in economics is essential, developed through postgraduate study and/or relevant work experience. Analytical skills and the ability to write/edit with speed and accuracy are essential. The position is Oxford-based and evidence will be required of entitlement to work in the United Kingdom. Deadline: 30 Sept. Full resume, letter of application and details of current salary to: Sally Martin, Human Resources Manager, Oxford Analytica, 5 Alfred St, Oxford, OX1 4EH. 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:

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

Short/long let. Charming Cotswold stone cottage on edge of village 15 miles north-west of Oxford. Double bedroom plus spare bedroom/dressing room. Lots of character, beamed ceilings, inglenook fireplace. South-facing walled patio garden, g.c.h., wood-burning stove, washer/drier, etc. Suit 1 or couple. Available autumn, some flexibility. Contact

Elegant and spacious Victorian family home in north Oxford (Summertown) to let during Christmas holidays (12 Dec.–16 Jan.). Situated in quiet residential street, 10 mins. on bus or bike to city centre. Four bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2 studies, fast broadband/Wi-Fi. Special rate offered to cat lover for taking care of our Bengal cat. For further details and pictures see: Contact: Tel.: +44 (0)1865 554407.

Central Oxford townhouse for University staff or visiting academics with University association. Easy walking distance from libraries, museums, colleges. Two bedrooms. Fully furnished, £1,500 p.c.m. incl. internet, gas, electricity and local calls. Available from mid-Sept. Contact:

Woodstock: coach house to let from 1 Sept. Idyllic setting overlooking Blenheim Park. Regular bus service to Oxford. Accommodates up to 2. Kitchen, dining/sitting room. Double bedroom. Bathroom. Partially furnished. Parking for 1 car. Rent £650 p.c.m. References required. Ring 01993 813569 or 07976 438336 for appointment to view.

Tinkerbell Cottage in Boars Hill, Oxford. Four miles city centre. Charming terraced cottage with gardens and stunning countryside views. Many footpaths in area. Double bedroom plus study with sleeping loft. Furnished, working fireplace, off-street parking, close to Oxford buses and local shops. Suit couple or single person, £900 p.c.m. incl. utilities except phone. No pets. Short let considered. Contact 01865 735305 or

Two-bedroom home in William St. Large sun-filled south-facing garden with outdoor patio for summer evenings. Exceptionally quiet neighbours. Ideal for small family or academic/professionals on sabbatical at University or working at John Radcliffe Hospital. House is a short picturesque walk or cycle through meadows to South Parks Rd or High St and short walk/cycle to John Radcliffe Hospital. Owners going on fellowship to Australia for 1 year. Available early/mid Jan. for 12 months. POA. Please contact

Superbly situated south Devon stone cottage with stunning views down tidal creek adjoining river Dart at Tuckenhay. Near Totnes and Dartington. Ideal quiet workspace. Nov. to Mar. fully furnished winter let. Large living room with wood-burning stove, large kitchen/dining room, main double bedroom with bathroom, second double bedroom and shower room. Small garden, parking for 2 cars, £750 p.m. plus outgoings. Please ring Anthony Harrison 01803 732466.

Two-double-bedroom mid-terrace house in Kirby Place, Temple Cowley. Small modern kitchen. Good-sized living room onto neat low-maintenance garden. Rear access and bike storage. At end of cul-de-sac, opposite Cowley swimming pool. Good 24-hour bus service to Oxford. Available from Sept., £900 p.m. on 12-month short-hold lease. No deposit, but references required. Tel.: 07775 862078.

Marston Rd. Well-presented, fully furnished, end-terrace house with large garden. Two bedrooms (large double and large single), conservatory, fitted kitchen, g.c.h., mixer shower. Ten mins. walk to University Parks, close to JR Hospital and both universities, frequent buses to city centre. Suitable for couple or single person, £825 p.c.m. Available from 1 Oct. No pets or smokers. Contact Dr Sacha Simon on 07816 375342. Email:

Large Victorian family house on Divinity Rd, east Oxford. Three large double bedrooms, 1 single, 2 full bathrooms, 2 additional cloakrooms. Large impressive hallway, drawing room, dining room and large dining kitchen. Conservatory. Garden to front and rear. Garage. Fifteen mins. walk into town, served by frequent buses and close to local amenities. Partly furnished (including grand piano), £2,300 p.c.m. Available from 1 Mar. 2010. Contact: or 07786 356410.

Large riverside Victorian terraced house on Osney Island, Oxford. Five bedrooms (4 double, 1 single), 2 bathrooms, large sitting/dining room with lovely view onto garden and river. Open-plan kitchen, laundry room, downstairs WC. Wireless broadband. Several bicycles. Train station 4 mins., town centre 12 mins. on foot. Available for Mar. and July 2010, £1,700 p.m., negotiable for shorter periods. Contact Quentin: +44 (0)1865 241178,

Lovely 2-double-bedroom cottage to let. Close to Oxford in sought-after village Stanton St John. Unfurnished, garden office, under-floor heating, double glazed. Beautiful countryside. Would suit couple, professionals and/or academics. Available end of Sept., £950 p.c.m. plus bills. Call 07748 677614.

Central north Oxford family house in sought-after location. Five bedrooms, large south-facing kitchen, sitting room, etc., g.c.h., 2 off-road parking, long garden. Available from 1 Oct. Tel.: 01865 279519/790640.

Dry Sandford—choice of 2 semi- detached cottages, 1 with huge garden (partly cultivated), both 2 bedrooms, living room, kitchen/diner, 1 with double garage other with single. One available now, other available Oct., £850/£875 p.c.m. Tel. Abbey Properties 01865 881222.

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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.

North and central north Oxford apartments. North: 1 bedroom £725 from Aug. or Sept.; 2 bedrooms (1 double, 1 single) £825 available from Aug., Sept. or Oct. Central north: 1 bedroom £795 from early Oct.; 2 bedrooms £915 from Aug. Rents exclude utilities, council tax. Suited to mature professional visiting academics. Good residential amenity area with easy access to most University departments. Tel.: 01865 516144. Email:

Light airy modernised 1-bedroom flat on top floor of family house overlooking green, within Oxford city boundary. From Sept./Oct. for up to a year, 2 months' notice either way. Stunning views, all mod cons incl. dishwasher, 2½ miles city centre, walking distance and nearer to parts of University. Regular bus route, unproblematic parking, £845 p.c.m. incl. bills except telephone. References required. Contact

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).

Central north Oxford. Spacious, furnished 2-bedroom apartment in elegant period house in quiet, sought-after residential street, 15 mins. walk to Oxford city centre. Open-plan fully fitted kitchen/living room, 1 bathroom. Original features. Recently refurbished and now delightfully and newly furnished. Washing machine, tumble drier, dishwasher. Off-street parking, under-cover bicycle parking, £1,150 p.c.m., incl. council tax and water. Available immediately. Tel.: 01865 511774. Email:

Bampton—large first-floor apartment in period property, kitchen/diner, good-sized living room, large double bedroom, 1 car space, no garden, £575 p.c.m. Tel. Abbey Properties 01865 881222.

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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).

Grandpont Place apartment to share. Choice of single or double bedroom in modern executive apartment in quiet location close to river and 10 mins. walk from city centre. Broadband, secluded grounds, off-street parking. Single bedroom £180 p.w. or £600 p.m. Double bedroom £240 p.w. or £800 p.m. Mobile: 07960 985598. Email:

Accommodation in quiet house in Headington offered to male graduate. Own bed-sitting room, shared facilities, parking, £280 p.m. Tel.: 01865 765137.

Flat-share. Central/north Oxford. Large room in a spacious, sunny flat. N-s. 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. Available immediately. Tel.: 01865 511555 or 07866 653619.

Available for short lets: Midsomer Cottage, Iffley, Oxford. Delightful 3-bedroom Victorian cottage situated within ring road. Iffley is a charming riverside village with 2 hotels, a pub and Norman church. Regular bus service into the city. Accommodation includes living room, breakfast kitchen, 2 bathrooms, garden and lovely views. Weekly from £420, monthly from £1,500, plus weekends. Tel. Sue: 01491 875939. Email:

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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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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

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:

Venice: S. Marco, S. Samuele. Charming apartment available in the heart of town for short stays, rented on a weekly basis. Well appointed, large living room, fully equipped kitchen, 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms. Sleeps 5, £750 p.w., all included. Email:

House for Sale

Ideal academic home: 4-bed cottage in sought- after village without through traffic but good communications and excellent primary school. Low-cost geothermal heating, sauna, large, beautiful garden with geological SSSI and attached self-contained granny/nanny flat/office. For sale by Oct. Offers invited. Contact

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House for Sale or Let

Delightful 1930s semi-detached house in Wolvercote for sale and/or rent. Available mid- Sept. Recently updated/renovated, with 2 separate living rooms retained. Lovely garden front and back. Parking on and off street. Good transport links and frequent bus service into Oxford. Good school, great neighbours and sense of community. Local shop and post office. Great natural environment. Contact Ros: 07590 332852 (mobile) or

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Piano for sale

Brasted upright piano, in mahogany case. Bought, reconditioned (case not restored but in reasonable condition), from Roberts Pianos (Oxford) in 2005, £400 o.r.o. Images can be emailed on request. Buyer to collect. Tel.: 01865 201944.

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