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Oxford University Gazette, 28 January 2010 : 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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Schola Cantorum Masterclass

Dame Emma Kirkby, a patron and former member of Schola Cantorum, will give a masterclass to members of the choir on Thurs. 11 Feb., 7.30 pm in the chapel, Queen's College. World famous for her interpretations of Baroque repertoire, Dame Emma will illuminate the music of Handel, Vivaldi and Purcell. Tickets £15 (£5 students on the door) available from or 07972 542524.

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Society for Graduates

Meetings held Fridays, 8 pm in the Okinaga Room, Wadham. Graduates of any university and all ages eligible for membership: £6 per term. Visitors welcome: £2 per meeting. Meetings: 29 Jan.: John Kiteley, 'J.R.R. Tolkien without his fiction'; 5 Feb.: Stephen Cooper, 'The Alexander Technique—in theory and in practice'; 12 Feb.: Bill Heine, 'Heinstein of the airwaves—a personal history of Oxford and BBC local radio'; 19 Feb.: Dr Martin Christlieb, 'Molecular imaging in cancer—getting the right treatment for the right patient'; 26 Feb.: John Leighfield, 'From Gough to Google: the development of maps in Oxford'; 5 Mar.: to be announced; 12 Mar.: Professor Stephen Moorbath, 'Time and earth history.' For more information, contact Anita Segar on 01865 730574.

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Notice from Malaysian Medical Charity

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

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Oxford University Newcomers' Club

The Oxford University Newcomers' Club at the University Club, 11 Mansfield Rd, OX1 3SZ, welcomes the wives, husbands and partners of visiting scholars, graduate students and newly appointed academic members of the University. We offer help, advice, information and the opportunity to meet others socially. Informal coffee mornings are held in the Club every Wed. 10.30–12 from 0th week to 9th week, both inclusive. Newcomers with children (0–4) meet every Fri. in term 10.15–11.45. We have a large programme of events including tours of colleges, museums and other places of interest. Other term-time activities include an art group, book group, informal conversation group, garden group, antiques group and an opportunity to explore Oxfordshire. Visit our website:

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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:

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.

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

Oxford Digital Media provides filming and video production services using high-definition video equipment in the heart of Oxford. We also provide Internet broadcasting of lectures, conferences and other live events as well as on-demand web delivery of pre- existing video material. Call 0845 5193045 or see our website at for more information.

Do you have a cluttered study/office? Are you too busy to deal with those piles of mail? Let me help you. I am an experienced, efficient and cheerful PA who is willing to organise your paperwork and assist with ongoing administration. Fees charged on an hourly basis. Please contact me on 07762 324069 or at to discuss your requirements.

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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 English Dictionary seeks Casual Researcher (Science), 12–15 hours p.w. (flexible); £10/hr. We have a requirement for someone to undertake pre-editorial research on scientific entries in the OED. The research involves finding older and later examples of words using electronic databases, and keying them into the OED database. Applicants should have a scientific background (life science preferred), an eye for detail, and a meticulous approach to their work. For details contact:

Radley College: Senior Common Room Steward and Waiting/Hospitality Staff. Radley College is a large prestigious independent boarding school for boys situated on the outskirts of Oxford. These highly visible roles work closely with the SCR providing FOH services. You will have experience in high profile establishment, be flexible and dedicated and have ability to deliver impressive standards in both food service and customer care. Working hours: Steward: 3–9 pm, Mon.–Fri., and 9 am–6 pm, Sat. Term time only. Staff: 6.30 am–2 pm, Mon.–Fri. Term time only. Excellent working environment, generous holiday entitlement, sick pay scheme, uniform and meals whilst on duty. Radley College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to post, including checks with past employers and Criminal Records Bureau. Apply to: or Closing date: 5 Feb.

D'Overbroeck's College: Senior Administrator/Office Manager. We are seeking to appoint a highly skilled, experienced administrator to manage, and to share the day-to-day running of, our busy school office at Leckford Place. To start in late Feb. ideally. For full details, please see:

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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

Riverside, half-timbered cottage in quiet village 8 miles south of Oxford. Fully furnished to very high standard, with 2 bedrooms, modern bath/shower room and separate WC. Galleried library/study adjoins living room with wood stove in inglenook, and a large farmhouse kitchen opens onto beautiful, mature garden beside the river Thame. Hard-standing for 2 cars and garage for storage. Available now, £900 p.c.m. plus bills. Tel.: 01865 890321.

Beautifully restored house (18th cent.) in centre of pretty village, 6 miles Oxford. Four bedrooms, 3 sitting rooms, farmhouse kitchen, dining room, large study, all mod cons, garden, cleaner. Village all services; good range of shops. Excellent 24-hour bus service to Oxford centre from door (20 mins. journey). Perfect for visiting academic family. Available 30 Mar.–21 Apr.; 16 July–29 Aug., £460 p.w. Contact:; 01865 483951 (work); 01865 880142 (home).

Attractive 4-bedroom house in Nettlebed (about 20 miles south of Oxford). Four bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 3 reception rooms, garden and garage. Fully furnished to a high standard, Wi-Fi. Wonderful views over beautiful Chilterns countryside, excellent walking country, £1,500 p.c.m. Available Apr.–Sept. Contact or 01491 641653.

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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.

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

To let from Feb. Spacious, first-floor, 1- bedroom apartment in purpose-built, quiet, professional building, Summertown, north Oxford, OX2 7LU. Separate reception, kitchen, bathroom, double bedroom and large storage closet. Wooden floors throughout. Private parking space. South facing, looking onto beautiful shared garden. Furnished/unfurnished negotiable, £830 p.m. Tel.: 01223 892718 (evening). Email:

Central north Oxford: 2-bedroom flat in Banbury Rd. Short walking distance to Summertown, colleges and city centre. Exceptionally bright, cheerful, contemporary. Award-winning modern block with parking and communal gardens. Furnished, open-plan living room, floor- to-ceiling picture windows and balcony. Photos available, £1,200 p.c.m. Available now. For more information, please call 07791 515492 or email

Country apartment on edge of quiet hamlet, 15 miles north of Oxford, ground floor—own access, part of family home. Reception/bedroom with French windows, study/sitting room, well-equipped eat-in kitchen, bathroom, built-in cupboards, working open fireplace, private own-use patio, car parking. Stunning views over Cherwell valley—very private and tranquil, £685 p.c.m. Available now—furnished/unfurnished. Sarah: 01869 340200 or

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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).

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

One-bedroom flat, Banbury Rd, north Oxford. Third-floor, 1-bedroom apartment in Banbury Rd complex, private balcony. Seven mins. walk from Summertown shops. Bus stops to and from city centre outside entrance. Off-street parking, all modern conveniences. Linen and towels provided, broadband/wireless. All costs included in price. From £430 p.w. Tel.: 07787 124247 (mobile) or 01844 237327. Email: Web:

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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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Office Accommodation Available

Wolfson College has some small individual office spaces available in a building adjacent to the college. Rent is approximately £500 p.m. and includes Ethernet and services. Telephone calls outside the University telephone system are chargeable. Business rates apply. Kitchen facilities and a meeting room are available at no extra charge. Contact the Accommodation Officer on 01865 (2)74071 or

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:

University of Auckland professor seeks house-sit or short-stay accommodation in central Oxford for herself and 3 young adult family members from 1–11 Mar. Contact Jill at:

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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:

French house situated in the quiet village of Rodes, in the foothills of the Pyrenees, La Maison aux Volets Bleus is a fully furnished holiday home for up to 6 people. The location offers visitors fantastic walking, excellent beaches and the beautiful and varied scenery of the Roussillon wine region. Available all year round. Visit the website at and/or contact Tim Davies on 01865 343558 or

Aegean Turkey. Beautifully restored, refurbished stone house near the old aqueduct in Selcuk. Visit Ephesus, Priene, Claros, Magnesia and dozens of other ancient sites from this charming agricultural town. Sleeps 4 in comfort. Large fully equipped kitchen, sitting room, bathroom, second WC, washing machine. Secure sunny courtyard—no swimming pool. Car hire, Wi-Fi, satellite TV available, £390 p.w. Tel.: 01865 558603. Email:

Turkish Northern Cyprus. Villa with pool. Sleeps 5/6. Close to Esentepe village with spectacular views over the Mediterranean; 20 mins. drive from Kyrenia, 7 mins. from 18-hole golf course and 10 mins. from huge sandy beach. From £475 p.w. Email: or Tel.: 01993 868892. NB: non-Euro zone.

Fancy some Mediterranean sun? Apartment to let in Porec, Croatia. Sleeps up to 8. Lovely in spring. Historic area, lots to do all ages. From £280 p.w. Cheap RyanAir flights to Pula. Contact

Western France, 40 mins. from La Rochelle and Atlantic beaches in Venise Verte village. Comfortable, charming village house sleeping 6-plus in 3 bedrooms with large bathroom. Beams, books, log fires and piano! Enclosed garden with wood oven. Access to canal network and private canoe. Ideal for cycling, walking, boating, fishing, painting, writing, touring. Good location for days out or just pottering locally, £465 p.w., high season. Email: Web:

French Riviera: 2-bedroom, quiet, fully equipped flat with large terrace and magnificent sea views, 50m in line of sight from the sea near Le Lavandou (between Toulon and St Tropez) available for rent. Comfortably sleeps 5. Direct RyanAir connection from Stansted, €40–90 per night. Available during Easter vacation. Not available from 21 July–19 Aug. See photos and details at Email:

Slovakia. Timber cottage deep in unspoilt forests, a good place for walking holidays. The peaks within 3 miles are higher than Snowdon or Table Mountain. One can walk for miles above an altitude of 1,000m along the long-distance European walking and hiking trails E3 and E8. Guided walking holiday details: Cottage hire details: Cottage sleeps 4–6, £350–£450 p.w. Tel.: 01844 339754.

Lot, France. Simple cottage in quiet rural village in beautiful valley. Sleeps 4 (2, 1+1). Private garden. Walking, cycling (some bikes available including tandem), canoeing. Flowers and butterflies. Varied visits e.g. Rocamadour, St Cirq Lapopie. Cost £400 p.w. July, Aug.; £200 p.w./£350 per fortnight at other times. Possibility extra independent beds (2, 1+1 bunk beds). Possibility also French tuition (CEE, scholarship, GCSE). For more details, photos see website: or email:

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Property Exchange or Sale

Property exchange or sale—17th-century stone-built farmhouse fully renovated with original features, 2/3 bedrooms with attached barn for conversion, enclosed garden and parking, in quiet village location 5 mins. Tain L'hermitage, 1½ hours from ski resorts (east) and Mediterranean (south), TGV 25 mins., Lyon or Nîmes airport 1 hour. In the midst of Hermitage and St Joseph vineyards and fruit orchards, €200,000. Seeking 2- bedroom house/apartment in Oxford. Tel.: 07902 283769.

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