• Thursday 28 October 2010
  • No. 4932
  • Vol 141


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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.


Hosts required
Hosting Russian university teachers: part-time bed-and-breakfast hosts for Russian teachers are needed, typically for 3 to 4 weeks a year with no obligation to be available at specific times. Friendly informal talks with your guests (most speak good English) are welcome. You get interesting company, local support, invitations to parties and £90 a week. You must live in Oxford. More information from Karen Hewitt, 01865 515635 or

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:

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.

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.

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:

Tree surgery. Town and Country Trees Ltd, established in 1993, providing practical help and advice in all aspects of tree and shrub maintenance throughout Oxfordshire and surrounding areas. Dedicated and environmentally sympathetic practitioners in tree care and preservation. Contact Paul Hodkinson 07976 261850 or 0845 458 2980.

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, £70; Eurostar, £95; Gatwick, £119. Call Clive Roberts to discuss your needs or for advice. Account customers welcome. Mobile: 07917 566077. Home: 01865 778608. Email:

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.

IT support. Computer problem needing personal but understanding help? Want to do something and don’t know how? We have lots of experience of Oxford IT, supporting people as well as their computers. We can put you on the Internet safely or upgrade your system: PC or Mac. Happy to give advice for free and work on a no-fix/no-fee basis. Call Bob on 01865 880600 or 07768 732123.

Oxford private medical practice. We are a GP practice working wholly in the private sector. Half-hour appointments allow your medical needs to be addressed in a relaxed modern doctor’s office. Acute and routine matters including annual check-ups, immunisation service and wellness programs. Please contact the office on 01865 423425 or visit for online registration and further information.

Autumn is the season of maximum gardening opportunity. Soil and climatic conditions are at their most favourable for undertaking garden work. Gardenscape is celebrating 25 years of implementation of garden design, construction and maintenance contracts. We are happy to offer a free initial consultation to discuss your individual requirements. Please contact Roger Hutchence on: 01865 250372, 07773 333531, via email: or visit:

First-class automatic driving tuition in Oxford: no clutch, no gears, no stalling. Student and bulk purchase discounts. Busy diary! Call Martin now on 078 999 111 22. Website:

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.

Tuition offered

Piano lessons offered by concert pianist Grade 6 to diploma and beyond. Imaginative, effective and practical teaching that focuses on the integration of technique and musicianship. I am an active soloist and chamber musician with over 25 years’ teaching experience, having studied with leading teachers in the US and UK. Lessons given on Steinway grand. Contact Bethe Levvy: Oxford 766931,

Situations vacant

Magna Carta College, Oxford, is looking to appoint part-time lecturers in its new MBAs in Health Care Management, Marketing and International Business Law. Competitive rates are offered per course. Applicants must have PhD (or other appropriate qualification) in the relevant area and experience of teaching at higher education level. MCC’s programmes are validated by the University of Wales. Applicants should send CVs to Professor David Faulkner at

Oxford University Press seeks an Administrative Support Assistant to assist in general administrative and customer service tasks. This role requires excellent communication, organizational and IT skills, and an eye for detail. This is a part-time role of 25 hours per week, preferably to be divided across 5 days for a fixed term until May 2011. For further details, please visit

Lincoln College seeks full-time Conference and Events Officer to assist in administration of conference and events activity within the College. Responsible for many day-to-day contacts with potential clients, liaison with relevant departments in College, and preparation of invoices. Also responsible for public room bookings for Fellows, staff, and students. Previous experience organising conferences and events not essential, but must have excellent communication skills, ability to build relationships with people at all levels and manage several projects at once, strong IT skills, and a scrupulous eye for detail. Salary £20,327–£22,879 depending on experience, plus other benefits. Deadline: 8 Nov. Further particulars:

King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) builds research relationships with renowned universities across the world. KAUST is proud to be collaborating with the University of Oxford. Find out more at our information session, 1 Nov., 12 pm, Mathematical Institute Lecture Theatre 2, 24–29 St Giles, University of Oxford. KAUST is a graduate-level, merit-based research university located on the shores of the Red Sea in Saudi Arabia. Our state-of-the-art campus, globally renowned faculty and brand new facilities come together to provide the ideal setting for significant, high-impact research. We are dedicated to attracting high-calibre students, and providing a stimulating, rewarding, and challenging environment in which to learn and live. We offer a competitive scholarship package that provides Master’s and PhD students with: full tuition support, living allowance, free housing, health insurance, relocation support. Join us 1 Nov. to learn more or visit

Houses to let

University Land Agent's and Accommodation Office

The University Land Agent's and Accommodation Office maintains registers of University housing, and of private rental accommodation, available to full-time students, academic visitors, and some employees of the University. See

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

Freestanding stone cottage in quiet cul-de-sac, Old Headington. Walking distance to shops, buses and hospitals. Non-smoker. Open-plan with loft bedroom, furnished and fully equipped. Broadband compatible. Suit couple or single. Rent £925 p.c.m. Available early Oct. Long lease preferred. Contact Rosemary: 01865 437750,

Beautifully presented Edwardian 3-bedroom terrace on quiet lane in Temple Cowley, Oxford. Two large reception rooms with open fires, large kitchen/diner opening onto 100-ft landscaped garden. Front garden, street parking. Pool, library, doctors, schools and shops all in walking distance; £1,350 o.n.o p.c.m. Available from 1 Jan. Contact: 07960 858872,

Beautiful 2-bed/2-bath executive duplex in Headington, close to Radcliffe Orthopaedic Hospital, Headington High School. Own entrance. Furnished/unfurnished available immediately, £1,200 p.c.m. exc. Contact:

Unique grade-2 Georgian house, superb position, stunning views, light, living/dining room, fully equipped kitchen. Conservatory, 4 double bedrooms, en suite plus bathroom, g.c.h. Attractive garden. Available Oct., furnished/unfurnished, 6 months–year plus, with/without self-contained 1-bedroom flat. House £2,850 p.c.m. plus utilities. Flat £775 p.c.m. plus utilities. Tel.: David 07970 176566; Masha 07866 672722/01865 201717. Email:

Summertown: terraced 2-bedroom cottage with working fireplace and original wood floors. Located within easy walking distance of the centre of Summertown (excellent shops, restaurants and bars), only 1 block from bus route into city centre. Sitting/dining room, fully fitted kitchen with French windows to small attractive garden, full bathroom and 2 bedrooms. Available Nov., short or long term, unfurnished or furnished; £1,100 p.c.m. Contact: or 07855 196260.

Academic furnished home to let for calendar year 2011: 1 double, 2 single bedrooms, large kitchen/diner, lounge, equipped study, and pleasant, low-maintenance garden. Quiet, friendly neighbourhood near the OU hospital campuses, 10 mins. to shops and restaurants from around the world, 2 mins. from meadow walks and golf course and 10 mins. bus ride to Oxford city centre; £1,200 p.c.m., negotiable for amenable tenant. Contact or call (+44)1865 726345.

Seventeenth-century thatched cottage. Furnished, 3 bedrooms, oak beams, c.h. conservatory, garden. In beautiful village 8 miles from Oxford. Long let, £1,000 p.m. Ring 0207 625 1219 or 07739 183446.

Newly refurbished traditional cottage on the west coast of Ireland, a few miles from the sea, available for short/longer term rental. Rent negotiable. Located near Louisburgh, Co. Mayo, on the edge of Doolough. Breathtaking mountain scenery, great beaches and fishing and welcoming community. Large kitchen and living room with wood burning stove, oil fired Stanley cooker and c.h.. Three bedrooms (1 large double, 2 bunkbeds). See Email:

To let: 1 Dec.–28 Feb. or 1 Dec.–25 Apr. with a 2-week break from 1–14 Mar. Spacious furnished 2-bedroom house with piano. Own drive and garden. Quiet, secluded, friendly south Oxford village, within ring road and within easy access to town centre. Would suit professional person or couple; £950 p.c.m. References required. For further details please contact

Large, warm, spacious, colourful family home for short-term let. Three double bedrooms, 1 with en suite shower and toilet. Well-fitted kitchen with breakfast area and garden view. Large dining room and conservatory. Off-road parking. City centre a mile, easily reached by bus, foot or bike. Available 30 Nov. to 8 Mar., £300 p.w. plus bills. Contact: 07762 067704 or 01865 247247; See photos at

Central north Oxford, beautiful end-terrace, 4–bed, 2–bath house available immediately. Furnished/unfurnished. Close to Phil and Jim, Dragon Schools and colleges; £2,500 p.c.m., excl. Contact:

Flats to let

University Land Agent's and Accommodation Office

The University Land Agent's and Accommodation Office maintains registers of University housing, and of private rental accommodation, available to full-time students, academic visitors, and some employees of the University. See

Visiting Oxford? We have studio, 1, 2 and 3-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 you. Details, photos and prices on our Web site: Email: or tel.: 01993 811711.

Quiet, furnished flat let, fully equipped for 1, in Old Headington, views of garden and church and near to John Radcliffe Hospital. Bed-sitting room, kitchen dining room, use of bathroom on same floor, £420 p.m. incl. c.h. No bills. Tel.: 01865 437750. Email:

Summertown studio, Victoria Rd, attractive position and furnishing. Compact, light, first-floor studio flat with fully equipped kitchen area and well-appointed shower room. All Bosch appliances: fridge-freezer, electric oven, gas hob, washer/drier. Built-in wardrobe/storage cupboard. TV and BT phone points; £700 p.c.m. (for min. six-month lease) incl. all gas, electricity and council tax. Good security. Suit single n-s professional or academic. Available early Dec. Contact: 01865 452821;

Short let, sabbatical let (and holiday lets for up to 4). Charming traditional cottage in pretty village setting 15 miles northwest of Oxford, beams, inglenook fireplace, wood-burning stove, g.h. Double bedroom plus second bedroom/dressing room/study. Garage, walled patio garden. Very private and peaceful. Great place to write. Contact:

Accommodation offered

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:

Do you want to live on Oxford’s heavy Jurassic clay, inside Cotswold limestone atop shales and sands, or near Banbury’s calcareous Marlstone Bed? Finders Keepers—helping Oxford’s geologists reach 0° on the clinometer for 35+ years. Tel.: 01865 200012. Web:

Scott Fraser—market leaders for quality Oxfordshire property. Selling or letting, buying or renting, we are here to help. Visit for more information or call: Oxford sales: 01865 759500; Witney sales: 01993 705507; Headington lettings: 01865 761111; Summertown lettings: 01865 554577; East Oxford and student lettings: 01865 244666.

Academics, parent or students looking for a nice place to stay: short- or long-term B and B or self-catering rooms/apartments. High-quality accommodation in welcoming private homes in many Oxford locations and surrounding area. B&B from £25/night, £170/week, all inclusive. Long-term discount available. TV, free wireless Internet, tea/coffee facilities, use of microwave. Linen and weekly laundry service. For information, tel.: 01865 481489 (01865 435229 out of hours), email:, or visit:

Room available. Idyllic, quiet, rural; 13 miles Oxford. Includes all bills, use of kitchen, sitting-room. WiFi, TV available. Professional, n-s, cat-lovers preferred; £380 p.c.m. Phone 01865 301702.

North Oxford single 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, washer/drier, TV. Short lets of 3–12 months for non-smokers. Rent £470 p.m. inclusive of all gas and electricity, council tax and water rate charges. For further information email: or call: 01865 292801 or 07789 841985.

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.

If we let 3,000 properties a year through 8 offices, and each requires 3 viewings, how many viewings does each office do per work hour? Finders Keepers—solving Oxford’s rental equations for 35+ years. Tel.: 01865 200012. Web:

Visiting academic couple with 1 child seek furnished house or flat, 2 or more bedrooms, in central Oxford or within easy transport to the University, approximately 1 Jan. to 30 June. We are non-smokers and will have no pets. Maximum £1,800 p.m. Please contact David Waterman,

Visiting professor and wife (no children) seek furnished 1- or 2-bedroom flat/house in Oxford for 15 Dec.–15 Jan. We are non-smokers and have no pets. Please contact Cathy Kersh:

Accommodation wanted. A senior Brazilian academic couple with a 10-year-old daughter is seeking accommodation for the period between Feb. 2011 and Jan. 2012 in Oxford, with convenient access to the University and primary school, in central Oxford/Jericho/Summertown/Marston. Contact

Furnished, 1-bedroom flat wanted for visiting academic in Hilary 2011—within walking distance of main libraries. Send email to:

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:

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:

Office space 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.

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 07917 864113. Email: 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.

Andalucía, southern Spain. Lovely old family house, sleeps 6, with large garden, orange trees and 3 terraces, in a charming and ancient Moorish white village half way between Granada and the sea. A spectacular region of mountains, valleys, rivers, orange and olive groves with plenty of walks and shady picnic places. Plenty to see and explore. Ski and swim on the same day! Special rates for Gazette readers. Contact: