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Oxford University Gazette, 25 June 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 the remaining Gazettes of Trinity Term will be published on 1 and 22 July. 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 Workshops

Harcourt Arboretum's 'Natural science Sundays' drop-in workshops. Suitable for everyone. Every Sun. 1–4 p.m.: 4 July: 'The five kingdoms of life'; 11 July: 'Inside plants'; 18 July: 'Life cycles of plants and trees'; 25 July: 'Our trees at the arboretum'; 1 Aug.: 'Habitats in the arboretum'; 8 Aug.: 'Food chains and food webs in our ecosystem'; 15 Aug.: 'Medicinal plants and trees'; 22 Aug.: 'Looking after our environment'; 29 Aug.: 'Biodiversity and conservation.' Information:

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Botanic Garden Picnics

'The great plant picnic: germination, growth, pollination and seed dispersal.' Help us celebrate the marvellous cycle of seasons and plants. Follow our hero 'Pip' on his adventures around the Garden. Don't forget to bring a picnic! Saturdays: 26 June, 24 July, 14 Aug., 1–4 pm. Adults £3.50, children free. Contact Emma Williams:

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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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Research Volunteers Sought

Are you pregnant? Would you like to take part in a research project? The Department of Psychiatry at Oxford University is looking for women who are between 12 and 16 weeks pregnant to take part in a short research project. It would take approximately 2 hours of your time. For more information, please contact: (01865 223907). Oxfordshire REC ref: 09/H0605/109.

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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.

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 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.

Painting and house maintenance work undertaken. No job too small. References. Phone Anthony 01865 762576.

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Situations Vacant

Christ Church Picture Gallery seeks 2 permanent, part-time Gallery Invigilators, £6.97 p.h. (£9.27 on Sundays). Responsible for customer service and security of collection on day-to-day basis; patrol galleries, greet visitors, answer queries, take messages, work on front desk (includes small retail outlet). Seeking smart, reliable, responsible people with excellent communication and numerical skills, to work as part of small team. Knowledge of security procedures and interest in museums and galleries an advantage. Gallery open Mon.–Sat. 10.30–5, Sun. 2–5; should be available to work these times on varied, part-time rota that includes weekends. Applications (including covering letter, CV and names of 2 referees) to: Curator, Christ Church Picture Gallery, Oxford OX1 1DP by Tues. 6 July. We will only contact candidates invited for interview. Further details:, 01865 276172,

Christ Church Picture Gallery seeks part- time Administrative Assistant (17.5 hrs), c.£17,500 (pro rata), to help Curator with administration of Gallery and collection. Requires excellent verbal and written communication skills, very good IT skills, and potential to provide more than usual forms of secretarial support. Should preferably have relevant degree, some experience working in museum environment or similar sector and administrational experience. Interest in and enthusiasm for Gallery's collection essential, plus flexibility to deal with wide range of tasks. Some knowledge of European history desirable and familiarity with at least 1 European language in addition to English an advantage. Applications (including covering letter, CV and names of 2 referees) to: Curator, Christ Church Picture Gallery, Oxford OX1 1DP by Tues. 6 July. We will only contact candidates invited for interview. Further details:, 01865 276172,

St Antony's College seeks Lodge Porter to provide service to, and liaise with, the College's fellows, staff and graduate students within an interesting, multi-cultural environment. Post requires excellent interpersonal and communication skills. Salary £15,613 for 41- hour week, based on rotating shift pattern. Generous benefits include final salary pension scheme, generous holidays, free uniform, free meals on duty. Closing date Mon. 5 July. Interviews Fri. 23 July. Further details: or 01865 284759. Send applications to: College Registrar, St Antony's College, Oxford, OX2 6JF. 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

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

Two houses: 1) Georgian grade-2 house with outstanding views in unique setting in North Parade, central north Oxford, 4 double bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2 receptions, conservatory. Available June/July, £2,950 p.c.m. 2) South Oxford, beautifully refurbished, 5 bedrooms, 4-story house near river/views of Folly Bridge. Garden, large and fantastic living space/kitchen. Available June/July, unfurnished. Ideal family let, £2,300 p.c.m. Contact David/Masha:, 07866 672722.

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.

Detached family house in Minster Rd, Oxford. Three bedrooms, study/child's bedroom, bathroom, separate WC, shower room, 2 reception rooms, breakfast room, kitchen. Overlooks college sports ground (access by agreement). Garden to front, side and rear. Close to Headington hospitals and local amenities. Available furnished for summer or longer let, £1,650 p.c.m. Contact Helen Kay: or 01865 276553.

Central Oxford, Western Rd. Comfortable 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:

Summer in Summertown? Five-bedroom house with big garden on Oakthorpe Rd, Summertown, Oxford. Available 4 weeks from 23 July–20 Aug. Will have to be willing to feed lovely tabby cat; £1,800. Contact:

Iffley Fields: 3-bed Victorian house with garden available 13–29 Aug. Spacious, comfortable, attractively furnished and 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, £450 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.

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.

Central north Oxford. Close to University Parks and river, 10 mins. walk to University science area, 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 Sept. (possibly earlier), £1,130 p.c.m. Tel +44 (0)1865 512138.

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 apartments. North: 1-bedroom £725 from late July/early Aug. Central north: 1-bedroom £795 from Oct.; 2-bedroom (1 double, 1 single) £925 from July. All excl. utilities and council tax. Easy access to most University departments. Suited to mature professional visiting academics. Tel.: 01865 516144. Email:

Furnished, self-contained studio flat in village of Kennington. Bus routes to Oxford/Abingdon and easy access to Radley train station. Recently refurbished, includes kitchenette and separate bathroom, £140 p.w. incl. bills (not telephone/TV licence). Parking. Available immediately. Contact Steve Clarkson: 07774 234866.

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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:

Light, airy, quiet rooms available in large family house in north Oxford; luxury bathroom, use of kitchen, utilities and wonderful garden; Wi-Fi, parking, easy bus to centre. Reply to: or 07725 037775.

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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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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.

Northwest Highlands: spacious holiday home set in open croft land with stunning views of Clashnessie Bay and encircling hills, mins. away from sandy beach. Enjoy all that Sutherland has to offer: hill and coastal walks, sea and fresh-water fishing, boat trips, kayaking, photography, painting, or simply rest and soak up the tranquillity. Sleeps 8. Contact: Maggie at Visit:

Apartment for rent in Morocco. A sensibly priced family retreat on the Mediterranean coast in Morocco. This 4- star poolside apartment sleeps up to 5. It is a short walk to marina, restaurants, beach, waterpark and 5-star hotel with spa facilities. Perfect!! View and make a booking on

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

Cornwall, St Just 1 2/3 miles. Delightful traditional rural comfortable cottage with sea views to Land's End and the Scillies and mod cons (dishwasher, washer/drier, shower, etc.). Two bedrooms (sleeps 3). Wonderful walking and beaches (white sand). Visitors typically comment 'lovely little cottage'; 'great location.' Availability; £235–£450 p.w. Sorry no pets. Contact or 07739 107043.

West Devon—late-17th-century self- catering farmhouse to let for week commencing 14 Aug. Set in secluded valley near Upper Tamar. Sleeps 12, spacious and comfortable; games room and large outdoor pool. Special late booking offer £1,400. Some availability also possible mid-July and mid/end-Sept. See for details. To book, email: or tel.: 01822 870682.

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House for Sale

Larnaca, Cyprus. Three-bedroom bungalow for sale in Livadia near Larnaca. Quiet village location. Close to sea and local amenities. Three double bedrooms with built- in wardrobes, 2 bathrooms (1 en suite), a/c throughout, solar water heating, large veranda, small garden, covered parking; €220,000. See for more details.

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Books Sought

Books bought for cash. Contact:

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