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Oxford University Gazette, 29 April 2010 : Advertisements


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Chamblin Lecture

The fourth Andrew Chamblin Memorial Lecture will take place in Cambridge at 5 pm on Mon. 10 May, and will be given by Prof. Michel Mayor who will speak on 'The amazing diversity of planetary systems'. Further information about the memorial lecture series can be found at:

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Society for Graduates

Meetings held Fridays, 8 pm in the Okinaga Room, Wadham. Visitors welcome. Graduates of any university and all ages eligible for membership. Members, £6 per term. Visitors, £2 per meeting. Meetings: 30 Apr.: Nick and Jeanette Ashworth, 'Wildlife holidays above and below'; 7 May: Dr Susan Cheyne, 'Ape research in Indonesia—marrying science with conservation'; 14 May: Graham Sutherland, 'Inn signs and drinking customs'; 21 May: Bryan Cain, 'A history of polar exploration, north and south'; 28 May: Dr Allan Chapman, 'The early Royal Society and its connections with Wadham'; 4 June: Dr Michael Keith-Lucas, 'How plants solve crime'; 11 June: Dr Nicholas Dudley, 'The Arab–Israeli conflict—a personal perspective'; 18 June: AGM and barbecue. For more information, contact Anita Segar on 01865 730574.

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Research Ethics Committee Members Needed

The Research Ethics Committee at Oxford Brookes University is looking to recruit 2 lay members to help review research applications for ethics approval. Applicants must be independent from Oxford Brookes, should have good interpersonal and communication skills and be able to consider research proposals from the participants' perspective. Further information from

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Schola Cantorum of Oxford: 50th Anniversary Concert, Sat. 1 May, 8 pm, Sheldonian Theatre. Schola—conducted by James Burton—will be joined by soloists Emma Kirkby and Christine Rice, the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, and an alumni chorus. Programme: Bach Magnificat, Handel Dixit Dominus, James MacMillan Bring us O Lord God (world premiere). Tickets from, 01865 305305.

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Carers Sought for Interviews

Are you looking after an older person and in employment? Have you ever combined work and care for an older person? If yes, the Oxford Institute of Ageing would like to interview you for the Carers@Work project. We want to find out how people combine work and care, and what employers and government can do to help them. If you're interested or have questions, contact Kate Hamblin: 01865 612810 or

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Trustee Sought for Ethox Foundation

The Ethox Foundation—a charity seeking to improve clinical ethical standards in healthcare practice—seeks to appoint new Treasurer. Person will be CCAB-qualified accountant and strategic thinker with experience in investment management. Previous experience in charitable sector an advantage. Treasurer will oversee financial matters and report to Board of Trustees about Foundation's financial health. Will also take active part in governance of Foundation, concentrating on financial strategy and management of investments. Foundation employs an accountant to prepare management accounts, with day-to-day financial matters handled by charity's administrator. Position not remunerated but reasonable out-of-pocket expenses paid. Will require initial investment of few days for induction and review, then perhaps equivalent of 1 day per month. Board meetings held quarterly in Oxford. For information, contact Andrew Cooper: 01865 287893 or 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 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.

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Situations Vacant

Advanced Studies in England, Bath, seeks Director. ASE, a branch campus of Franklin and Marshall College, offers an exceptional study abroad experience to American undergraduate students. Please see: We are seeking to appoint an experienced Study Abroad Director to have overall responsibility for all aspects of the ASE Programme. This includes overseeing the academic, social and cultural programmes, managing a small staff and tutors, and liaising with US affiliate colleges. The successful candidate will hold a PhD and possess direct knowledge of British universities and American liberal arts colleges. The post involves regular travel to the US. Closing date: 14 May. Interview date: end of June. Commencement date: autumn 2010. Further details may be obtained from Dean Kent Trachte at:

Practice Manager required for busy central Oxford GP practice 30 hours p.w. We are looking for a leader with strong interpersonal skills to join us. Previous NHS management experience would be an advantage but is not essential. Job specification available on request. Closing date for applications Fri. 7 May. For more information, please telephone Meriel Redknap on 01865 311500.

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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

To let—available Apr. Detached chalet-style house, Sutton Courtenay, Oxfordshire (cul-de-sac in Thames-side village). Large sitting room, dining room, study/playroom/fourth bedroom, sunroom, 3 double bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, fitted kitchen with all machines. Patio and gardens, garage, off-road parking, secure fencing and gates. Fully furnished with all china, pans, utensils, linen, bedlinen, etc. Rent £1,100 p.c.m. Deposit £1,600. Council tax (2010–11) £1,806.69. Tel.: 01235 (+44 1235) 834740. Email:

Summertown (near St Edward's School) for rent: large comfortable 3-bedroom semi-detached house with garden and patio. Easy access to the city and colleges. Available 7 July to 28 Sept. (12 weeks approx.). Rent £3,500 for the period plus phone and utilities. For careful and caring tenants. Non-smokers please. Deposit and references required. Email: Tel.: + 44 (0)1865 516556 (drop the '0' when phoning from abroad).

Available Aug., fully furnished, recently refurbished house, Iffley village. Ten mins. bike ride to University; large, secluded garden with swimming pool; c.h.; all appliances. Three/four bedrooms, 2 new bathrooms, £2,000 p.m. incl. all utilities, o.n.o. Contact: Tel.: 01865 426921/07854 889294.

Lovely 4-bedroom detached house for rent in popular Staunton Rd, Headington, £1,800 p.c.m. Large enclosed rear garden with terrace. Garage and off-road parking. Fully furnished including washing machine, tumble drier, fridge/freezer and dishwasher. Ground floor: large hallway, lounge, family room, cloakroom, toilet, kitchen/diner and utility. First floor: 3 double bedrooms, 1 single bedroom and family bathroom. Available July. Contact owner direct. Email: Tel.: +44 7803131109.

Charming artists' family house in central Charlbury available for short-term lets, May–Sept. Five bedrooms, 3 bathrooms (1 a shower). Four reception rooms full of light and character. Conservatory and stunning walled garden. Charlbury is 15 mins. from Oxford by train, and an ideal base for Stratford and the Cotswolds; £900- £1,500 p.w. Contact: or tel. 07971 007576.

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.

OX4: east Oxford, attractive furnished Victorian terrace, 2 double beds, kitchen, sitting room, dining/conservatory, bath/shower, g.c.h., garden. Non-smoking couple or 2 sharers only. Minimum 1-year tenancy, £850 p.c.m. excl. bills. Tel.: 01865 510262.

House for rent in Combe. Four bedrooms, gardens, garage. Cotswold stone. Regular bus to Oxford. Excellent primary school. Available July for 10- to 12-month let. For rent p.c.m. and other details: email or phone (USA) 603 654 9338.

Accommodation offered to visiting academics in 4-bedroom house with small garden in the Cotswold town of Burford, 20 miles from Oxford, for the month of Aug. All mod cons. Rent £1,000. Please tel.: 01993 822139.

Binswood Avenue, Headington: 3- bedroom semi-detached house in sought-after position available from 1 May. Quiet cul-de-sac, good-sized garden, very good condition, off-street parking. Two reception rooms, kitchen, downstairs WC, 3 bedrooms, family bathroom, large airing cupboard, extensive storage in garden. Convenient for buses, hospitals, Oxford Brookes. Rent: £1,100 p.c.m. unfurnished, 6-month minimum rental. For further information please call 01865 762399.

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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.

Garden flat for Oxford summer vacation period, perfect for, e.g., academic researcher. Very quiet, near city centre, on bus route. Newly finished, modern, spacious, all services included, £675 p.m. Contact:

Cowley, Boswell Rd. Extremely nice ground-floor flat with nice garden. One bedroom plus sofa bed in different room; all modern comforts. Very quiet. Well-served by buses, 15 mins. from downtown. For very quiet academic person or couple, with reference. From end Aug. to end Jan., £400 p.m., council tax, broadband and bills excluded. Tel.: 01865 711577 (6.45–8 pm). Mobile: 07810 194454. Email:

Light airy modernised 1-bedroom flat on top floor of family house overlooking green, within Oxford city boundary. From Apr. initially for up to 6 months, 2 months notice either way. Stunning views, all mod cons incl. dishwasher, and weekly cleaning if required; 2.5 miles city centre, walking distance and nearer to parts of University. Regular bus route, unproblematic parking, £945 p.c.m. incl. bills except telephone and Internet. References required. Contact

Available May. Central Headington. Furnished, two-bed flat close to all hospitals and amenities. Fitted kitchen/diner and WM. Large sitting room. Bathroom and separate shower. C.h. and double glazing. Off-street parking. Rent £775 p.c.m. Tel.: 01865 768504. Mobile: 07795 423273.

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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:

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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

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.

Serviced offices. Central Eynsham close to bus stops. We have a range of offices of varying sizes (12 sq m–200 sq m) all include rates, heating, electricity, building insurance, some cleaning. Other facilities available. Up to 100 mbps synchronous broadband, server hosting, back-up facilities, printing facilities, hardware and software rental, Leases available short or long term. Contact Pimms: 01865 881222.

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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:

Accommodation wanted. A senior American academic couple is seeking accommodation for 2–6 weeks in or near Oxford any time between 15 May and 30 Aug. We would be happy to sub-let, rent, or house-sit a suitable house, apartment, or flat with convenient access to Oxford University. Reply to Dean and Vicki Baldwin at, or Ali Bott at, 07789 933574, or

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Timeshare for Sale

Excellent bird watching! For sale, Blakeney, north Norfolk. Superior holiday timeshare. One week in mid-Sept. (when the birds arrive!). Detached house, sleeps 6/8; 3 bathrooms; 1 sauna; walled garden. Adjacent to Blakeney Quay. Boat available, £2,250 for a long lease (negotiable). Details: Coker 01993 704829.

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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.

Venice: spacious, gloriously sunny apartment looking south across Campo Santa Margherita, in the heart of Dorsoduro. Three bedrooms, 1 in the 13th-century campanile, 2 bathrooms, sitting room, large kitchen/dining room. Terrazza floors, wood-beam ceilings. Sleeps 6. From £1,200 p.w. Contact

Scotland, Moray Firth. Spacious holiday house in the pretty coastal town of Cullen. Located in the 'Seatown' conservation area near beaches, harbour, golf course and walking routes. Excellent restaurants, pubs and shops nearby; 60 mins. drive from Aberdeen airport. Sleeps 6+. Contact: Tel.: 07979 872067.

Dordogne, near Mussidan. Two homes: a comfortable, recently restored farmhouse (Lavaure-Haute) and a charming converted barn (La Grange) set in 15 acres of woodland with complete privacy from one another and from other properties. Lavaure- Haute sleeps 8; La Grange sleeps 5. Tranquil setting, shared pool, landscaped grounds. Perfect for family holidays or rural retreats, 30 mins. from Bergerac, 1 hour from Bordeaux. For details see: Email: Tel.: 01865 862519.

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