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Oxford University Gazette, 29 October 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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Organist and Director of Music Sought

St Giles' Church, Oxford, seeks organist and Director of Music for the only all-male parish church choir in Oxford. RSCM- affiliated; 3 manual organ by Hill/Nicholson. Morning service (Common Worship), evensong (BCP). RSCM rates plus fees. Closing date 13 Nov. Further details from Catherine Hilliard, 01865 277330 or choir@st-giles-church.org.

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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 judith.ledger@stx.ox.ac.uk.

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Telescope Open Evening

Examine the moon and other celestial objects using our professional standard telescope and meet scientists who will tell you more about planetary and astrophysics research at Oxford. Thurs. 29 Oct. and Sat. 31 Oct. at 7.30 and 8.30 pm. Minimum age 8. To access the telescope, you must be able to climb stairs. Booking essential on enquiries@physics.ox.ac.uk or 01865 282447.

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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: http://oxforduniversity.newcomersclub.googlepages.com.

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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.

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.

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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: summertown@020.mbe.uk.com. Also at 94 London Rd, Oxford. Tel.: 01865 741729. Fax: 01865 742431. Email: staff@mbeheadington.co.uk.

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: tctrees@btinternet.com. Visit: www.townandcountrytrees.co.uk.

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: rob@robguthrie.com. Web: www.robguthrie.com.

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: www.instructortraining.org.uk.

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: www.hopeservices.co.uk. Email: mark.harvey@hopeservices.co.uk.

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 alanindex@tiscali.co.uk 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: cliveroberts@talktalk.net.

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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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 www.dpgardening.co.uk for more information.

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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 www.qbman.co.uk 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: info@qbman.co.uk.

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: www.oxfordlet.com.

Short let, long let, holiday let or writer's retreat: charming Cotswold stone cottage on edge of village of Westcote Barton, 15 miles north-west of Oxford. Double bedroom plus spare bedroom/dressing room/study, south-facing walled patio garden, garage. Lots of character, beamed ceilings, inglenook fireplace. G.c.h., wood-burning stove, washer-drier, etc. Suit 1 or couple. Bus service to Oxford. Contact doreen.mcbarnet@csls.ox.ac.uk.

Woodstock historic house to let for months of Feb. and Mar. (with some flexibility about starting during later Jan.); 2–3 bedrooms, 4 floors, handsome public rooms, views of Blenheim Park, close to shops and bus service to Oxford (10 miles). Wi-Fi available, etc., £1,000 p.c.m. Terms negotiable. Email: martin.kemp@trinity.ox.ac.uk.

Large family house available for rent between 22 Dec.–1 Jan. inclusive. Sleeps up to 11. Open fire, full c.h. and parking for up to 3 cars. Located in Bladon, a quiet village 7 miles from Oxford and 1 mile from Woodstock. The house backs onto Blenheim Estate. Price available on request from Ian Loader, tel.: 01865 274440 or 07793 755415; email: ian.loader@crim.ox.ac.uk.

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

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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 www.collegeandcounty.biz.

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: gaston@cyberus.ca. Tel.: 613 745 1368 (Canada).

Rare opportunity: flat for rent, start Nov., London, Fetter Lane EC4. Peaceful, light, spacious, double-bedroom apartment, seventh floor overlooking quiet gardens; ideal pied a terre. Stylishly furnished and appointed; 24-hour concierge, laundry room, newly refurbished entrance hall, 3 high-speed lifts with access from both Fetter Lane and Chancery Lane. Inside congestion zone. Available Nov., £1,350 p.c.m., plus utilities, 6-month (renewable) tenancy. No agent. Contact Jackie: jackienewbury@yahoo.co.uk.

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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: dvl23@talktalk.net.

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: www.finders.co.uk.

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: www.scottfraser.co.uk. 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/dryer) plus wireless broadband, flat-screen TV, DVD, CD player, c.h. Serviced and fresh linen weekly. Off-road car parking. Tel.: 07504 927615. Email: stay@oxfordbythemonth.com.

Central Oxford, 2 double bedrooms each with own bath/shower, internet, available in self-contained annexe, individually/together for B&B or short lets. House situated in charming, quiet mews within walking distance of most central Oxford locations: 7 mins. station, 5 mins. Bodleian Library, 3 mins. Gloucester Green bus station, 2 mins. Ashmolean, Playhouse, Sackler Library, etc. Weekday/weekend breaks/monthly. Book now for mid-Nov. onwards. Email judith_kennard@yahoo.com for further info.

To let: large, light, comfortable room in pleasant house in Wantage. Fast buses to Oxford every half hour. Use of all facilities. N-s preferred, 6-month minimum let, £340 p.c.m. Call Jill on 01235 762453.

Quiet double room for rent for month of Nov. and from 15 Jan. View of garden. Close to Magdalen Bridge, coaches to London and 15 mins. walk to the centre; £545 p.m., inclusive of bills. Contact poswood@gmail.com or 07770 738977.

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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 www.weeklyhome.com for details of all accommodation. Or email info@weeklyhome.com, 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: admin@oxfordshortlets.co.uk. Web: www.oxfordshortlets.co.uk.

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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: info@qbman.co.uk. Or visit our website, www.qbman.co.uk, 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: www.finders.co.uk.

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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: haroldcarter@mac.com.

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: www.cornwallcornwall.com.

Paris—Marais. Delightful 1-bed apartment, ideal for 2 adults (+ 2 children). First floor with large sitting room with en suite kitchen, bedroom and bathroom (shower). Flat is surrounded by a balcony with lovely views over the square and gets plenty of sunshine. Available for short or medium lets. Website: www.ajparisflats.com. Contact Dr J.H. Chamberlain. Email: joe.chamberlain@tiscali.co.uk. Tel.: 07957 588448.

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House for Sale

For sale: south of France, Languedoc, substantial farmhouse on 3 floors in centre of wine- producing village. Seven bedrooms, 2 reception rooms, 2 bathrooms and huge attached hangar (for cars and boats!). Garden with well and swimming pool. Ten mins. from Narbonne and its beaches; €350,000. For further details and photos, email benoitdaniele@yahoo.fr.

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