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Oxford University Gazette, 26 November 2009 : 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 Michaelmas Term will be published on 3, 10 and 17 December. Publication for Hilary Term 2010 will begin on 14 January. The usual deadline will continue to apply.

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City Centre Garage to Let

Just available: city centre garage to let. St Cross College in central Oxford has a garage to let, located on Pusey St (off St Giles') in a gated area. Available immediately. Price available on application. Payment due monthly in advance by standing order. For further information, please contact the Accounts Manager on 01865 278491 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 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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Books Bought and Sold

For a bookshop specializing in secondhand humanities books, especially theology, history, literature and philosophy, visit St Philip's Books at 82 St Aldate's, Oxford: 10,000 books in stock. Open Mon.–Sat., 10–5. Catalogues by post or email. Good prices paid for large/small collections; we can collect. Collections of Christopher Haigh and Maurice Wiles currently being catalogued. Website at Call Christopher Zealley on 01865 202182, or email

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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:

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.

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:

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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.

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 07810 420711 (mobile) or for more information.

Tidy Outlook: garden maintenance, grass cutting, hedge cutting, pruning, lopping, weeding, planting, leaf sweeping. We also undertake indoor/outdoor cleaning duties regularly, occasionally or just once. Fully insured, references. Please contact John or Dianne at 01235 532136 or 07814 783270 (mobile).

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Situations Vacant

St Cross College requires Lunchtime Assistant. Post-holder should enjoy busy environment and working with variety of people. The dining hall operates on pre-pay self-service system with members debiting their account before entering the hall. Post-holder will operate the till ensuring all members are debited at correct rate. Weekdays 12–2 pm, 44 weeks per year. Paid holidays include 2 weeks at Christmas, 2 weeks at Easter, 4 weeks during August. Pay is £7.62 p.h. Free lunch provided at 2 pm. Deadline for applications is noon, Fri. 4 Dec. Further particulars and application form: Mrs F Hatton, Bursary Administrator, St Cross College, St Giles', Oxford OX1 3LZ; 01865 278477;

New College seeks Chapel Steward. Do you love historic buildings, old churches and chapels? You might enjoy being our Chapel Steward, taking care of busy chapel with beautiful architecture and world famous choir. Seeking someone to keep chapel clean, in good order and look after silver, and who might enjoy meeting tourists, as well as the chaplain, organist, chapel administrator, verger and choir members; 20–25 hours p.w., normally Mon.–Fri. with occasional weekends. Start times flexible, £8 p.h. Excellent benefits. Further information from Caroline Thomas, Home Bursar: 01865 279560 or

Position in Victorian and/or romantic British literature and literary theory. The Department of English and American Studies at Tel-Aviv University, Israel, invites applications for a tenured or tenure-track position in Victorian and/or Romantic British Literature with added specialisation in literary theory, effective from October 2010. The position is open to candidates with a PhD degree and a high academic and intellectual profile at any stage of their academic career. The position requires teaching in English and the ability to conduct independent research in the literature of the long nineteenth century and in literary theory, evident in publications. The official call for applications is available at:

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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:

Wolfson College, Linton Rd, Oxford, has some 2- or 3-bedroom houses and some couples accommodation (1 bedroom) available to rent to visiting academics/graduate students, who are or will become members of Oxford University. The accommodation is fully furnished and rent includes all utilities, but not council tax. If you have anyone who may be suitable, please contact the Accommodation Office on or 01865 274071.

Two central Oxford properties: a Jericho coach house, sleeping 3 in 1 double and 1 single room, and a Victorian canal- side house sleeping 6–8, available for short lets or up to 2 months, i.e., University term. Walking distance bus/train/colleges. Rates vary accordingly, from £140 p.n./£400 p.w. to £230 p.n./£900 p.w. depending on property and dates/duration. See for house by canal. Email for pics and availability.

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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

Sublet: central north Oxford. Large and beautiful 2-bedroom (1 currently an office) apartment in grand Victorian house next to University Parks for sublet 20 Dec.–17 Apr. (dates flexible). Fully furnished and equipped, wonderful communal garden, broadband, off- street parking, 5 mins. walk to Physics Department. Would suit visiting academics; £1,000 p.c.m. Call 07952 722942 or email

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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).

Room to rent in Summertown. Furnished single room in ground-floor flat on Middle Way. Shared bathroom (with electric shower) and kitchen. Wireless broadband. Very close to restaurants, shops and regular buses to city centre; £350 p.c.m. inclusive of all bills (or £280 p.c.m. for Mon.–Fri. only). Email: or call: 07816 920119 (eve or w/e).

North Oxford room with adjoining toilet in recently renovated house within short walking distance of shops, bus stop, parks and sports facilities. Wireless broadband, g.c.h., smoke alarms, fridge/freezer, washer/drier. Short lets of 3–12 months for non- smokers. Rent £115 p.w. (£460 p.m.), incl. all gas and electricity, council tax and water rate charges. For further information email or call 01865 292801 or 07789 841985.

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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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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: 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:

We are looking for temporary accommodation while we have building work done on our house for about 6 months starting in Jan./Feb. We are a family of 5, so need 4 bedrooms (or 3 with a study/extra room that could be used as a child's bedroom). We have children at Cherwell School, so would like to stay in north Oxford. Please contact (Prof.) Edmund Herzig:; tel.: 01865 516298.

Academic, quiet, professional, n-s lady seeks unfurnished accommodation in Park Town/north Oxford area. Studio flat/bed-sit/large room or similar required. References can be supplied. Please tel.: 07816 816455.

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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:

West of Ireland. Seaside cottage in heart of the Yeats country, Co. Sligo. Beautiful location. Very comfortable, light and airy. Completely renovated in 2009 with c.h. and high- quality furnishings. Easy, cheap journey from Oxford (Birmingham International to Knock airport then 1 hour's drive from Knock to Sligo). University discount. See for further details, availability, and booking.

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House for Sale

House for sale in romantic Gascony. Newly restored, 3 bedrooms but with huge potential for further development. On the edge of a village in 3,000sq m of land. Further reduced to £220,000. Contact for further details.

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