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The Post-Modern University: Research, Teaching, and Application; study-day, 9 June, St Anne's College. Chair: Michael Scott, Pro-Vice-Chancellor, De Montfort University. Speakers include Brian Fender, Chief Executive HEFCE. Details: Donald Tranter, Secretary, Higher Education Foundation, Harris Manchester College.

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Tuition Offered

Summer Arts Course for 10 to 14 year-olds; range of media inc. photography, ceramics, painting, drawing, computer graphics. Suitable for all levels---beginner to advanced. Small groups and experienced tutors. d'Overbroek's College, 1 Park Town, Oxford. Tel.: Oxford 310000.

Piano lessons: experienced teacher. Adults and children. All grades. Beginners welcome. Miss P. Read, BA (Hons.), LRAM. Jericho. Tel.: Oxford 510904.

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Services Offered

Wise Owl Educational Software: the only UK children's shareware library, est. 1991. Specialising in educational programs and games (DOS, Windows 3.1 and 95) for all PCs (XTs to Pentiums). 800+ titles for ages 2--16+. 3.5" and 5.25" media. Free newsletter and advice. Tel.: 01235 529808 (Mon.--Fri., 9 a.m.--5 p.m.), e-mail, Web site

Simple Kitchens and Furniture: kitchens, free-standing and fitted furniture made to suit you. Using traditional furniture-making techniques and the finest materials, our work is built to last. Our friendly, personal service is second to none. Contact Thomas Heidkamp, tel.: 01844 353338, for a no-obligation consuatation.

Afghan carpets: 30 per cent off our usual modest prices for a limited period to reduce large stocks of these elegant traditional pieces in elephant's-foot design. All are 25--50 years old, in a full range of sizes from 2.54 x 1.97 up to 3.93 x 3.06. Any colour as long as it's red, ie. pale claret, deep burgundy, pink, rose, scarlet, or crimson ground. From only £499 per piece. Frederick and Sudabeh Hine, tel.: Oxford 559396 (North Oxford).

J. A. Neil Building, established in Oxford since 1981. Construction, restorations, and new projects using traditional materials. Quality stonewalling, masonry, brickwork, paving, and repointing. Tel.: Oxford 761581.

Persian carpets imported directly from Iran; new, old, and antique; all sizes. We sell handknotted Eastern rugs, runners, and cushions of every description, and offer expert repairs and safe cleaning. Gallery/warehouse usually open 10 a.m.--6 p.m., Mon.--Sat., but ring first if you can. Frederick and Sudabeh Hine, Old Squash Court, 16 Linton Road, North Oxford. Tel.: Oxford 559396.

Town and Country Trees: professional tree surgery, orchard and shrub pruning, planting, and hedges. Quality work at competitive prices. Fully insured. Locally based. For a free quotation, please call Paul Hodkinson. Tel.: 01993 811115.

Cross Counties Counselling and Psychotherapy Service. Offices: Oxford, Stratford-upon-Avon, Cirencester. Individuals, couples, families, groups. Psychoanalytically trained, holistically oriented, eclectic approach; specialising in trauma (PTSD), depression, life crisis, relationships, stress, anxiety, eating disorders, abuse, school-related problems. Free half-hour consultation with treatment (see brochure). Barbara A. Martino BA, MSW, CTS, (licensed/trained UK, USA), tel.: 01386 438010.

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Domestic Services

Wolfson College Day Nursery. Looking for high quality childcare? Our purpose-built and well-equipped Day Nursery has had a glowing report from OFSTED. The nursery is an approved provider within the national scheme for early years education, and is open Mon.--Fri., 47 weeks a year. Staff are NNEB qualified. We have full day (9--5), morning (9--1), and afternoon (1--5) places for children aged 3 years and over, available immediately. For further details and application forms, please apply to the Domestic Bursar's Secretary, Wolfson College, Linton Road, Oxford OX2 6UD. Tel.: Oxford (2)74071, fax: (2)74138, e-mail:

Paulina (19), a first-year student of economics at Prague and daughter of Prof. V. Pták of Prague University, would appreciate spending her summer vacation (22 July--31 Aug.) as an au pair in the family of an Oxford academic. The opportunity to practise (in moderation) on the piano would also be appreciated, but is not essential. Contact: Horovice, Ticha Ulice 489, 16800 Czech Republic.

Blue House: a small intimate nursery for children 2--5 years. Established 10 years. Open Mon.--Fri., 8.30 a.m.--5.30 p.m., full or half days. NNEB staff. All pre-school activities, inc. numeracy and literacy skills to prepare children for school entry. Our aims are to encourage independence, self-confidence, and social skills. Safe secluded garden, and conveniently situated next to South Parks. Details from Kimberley, tel.: Oxford 247877, or come and visit us.

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Situations Vacant

The English Historical Reviewseeks to appoint a part-time Assistant Editor, with effect from the end of May. The Assistant Editor undertakes editorial work, copy-editing, and proof-reading under the direction of the Editors, amounting to 18--20 hours p.w., with extra hours required occasionally. Candidates require good office management skills, inc. word-processing. They should have experience of working in an academic environment and possess excellent verbal and written communication skills. Further particulars available from Dr J. Stevenson, English Historical Review, Worcester College, Oxford OX1 2HB. The closing date for applications is Friday, 8 May 1998.

Opportunity for research in Japan: top-class free office (latest full electronic composition and communications facilities) with good low-cost living accommodation available for visiting scholars for up to three months. Located at satellite law campus of major Japanese university; Tokyo 45 mins. Visitor would need to meet board, travel, and other incidental costs; no emoluments. OCEES, Mansfield College. Tel.: Oxford (2)70886, e-mail:

Pitt Rivers Museum: IT Officer sought; 50% of full time; established post, available immediately; to work within University Museums' IT structure, developing and managing the electronic collections data systems providing user support, and implementing the IT strategy, inc. future multimedia developments. Applicants should be graduates with IT training or demonstrable expertise, particularly in documentation systems and multimedia. Anthropology or a related subject would be an advantage. Salary £15,159--£22,785, pro rata. Applications, inc. c.v., the names and addresses of 2 referees, and a daytime telephone number, to the Administrator (from whom further particulars may be obtained) by 1 May. Pitt Rivers Museum, South Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3PP.

Group 4 in association with Jesus College, Oxford is looking to recruit 2 full-time security officers to work nights and Sundays. £5 per hour for 48 hours p.w. You will display excellent communication skills and a professional manner. Reception skills an advantage. You must also be aged 21--64 and have a 10 year checkable work record. To apply, please contact Katherine Jones, tel.: Oxford 244999.

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Houses to Let

An Englishman■s home is his castle—so the saying goes. We cannot pretend that we have too many castles on offer but if you are seeking quality rental accommodation in Oxford or the surrounding area we may be able to help. QB Management is one of Oxford■s foremost letting agents, specialising in lettings to academics, medical personnel, and other professionals. Our aim is to offer the friendliest and most helpful service in Oxford. Please telephone or fax us with details of your requirements and we will do whatever we can without obligation. Tel.: Oxford 764533, fax: 764777.

Summertown, in attractive quiet location, convenient for shops, schools, buses: comfortable well-maintained detached house; 4 bedrooms, 2 sitting-rooms, dining-room, study, large kitchen, breakfast room, bathroom, shower, 2 w.c.s; gas c.h.; gardens (gardener included); car space. Available from Sept. to careful non-smoking family. £1,100 p.c.m. plus bills. Tel.: Oxford 558511.

Furnished Victorian terrace house with garden, North Oxford, in quiet street close to city centre. Two bedrooms, 2 reception rooms, fully-equipped kitchen; gas c.h., coal fire. £750 p.c.m. Tel.: Oxford 556152 or 554722.

House available for rent next academic year. Large sitting-room, dining-room, modern kitchen, 2 double bedrooms, 2 studies, 1.5 bathrooms, walled garden, c.h., washer-drier, dishwasher, fridge, china, linen, etc. Bottom of Headington Hill, 15--20 minutes' walk from Bodleian. Available late Aug. 1998--late May 1999. £900 p.m. Contact Prof. Grundy, 11 Cherwell St, Oxford OX4 1BG. Tel.: Oxford 242966, e-mail

Oxford Waterside, Jericho: brand new house on prestigious development. Two bedrooms, 1 en suite shower room, family bathroom, living/dining-room, beautifully-fitted kitchen with ceramic tiled floor, downstairs cloakroom. Furnished to high standard. Small garden; views over Port Meadow. Allocated off-street parking. Ten minutes' walk to Radcliffe Infirmary and many University departments, also shops, theatres, etc. Available for weekly lets or longer as required, sometimes at short notice. Tel.: Oxford 311124, fax: 311125, e-mail:

North Oxford : Edwardian family house in Bainton Road with 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, breakfast room/kitchen, living-room, and dining-room. Available immediately for 1 year. £1,495 p.c.m. Tel.: Oxford 302313, e-mail:

Central Oxford, Rewley Park, near rail station (London--Paddington 52 minutes), bus station (Heathrow 70 minutes), and city centre. Brand new 5-bedroom town house, built to high specification; 3 bathrooms (2 en-suite), 2 reception rooms, modern kitchen, downstairs w.c., conservatory, small garden, parking, river/canal view. Available from June. £2,000 p.c.m. Tel.: 01844 208315, fax: 201511, e-mail:

Furnished central North Oxford house to let for one year or less from 15 Sept. Walk to colleges, rail and bus station; near Port Meadow; c.h.; recently redecorated; desks; filing cabinets, several large closets; secluded garden; 2.5 bathrooms, washing-machine, drier, telephone, linen, dishes, 2 bicycles. Suitable for visiting academics. 2 bedrooms, £950 p.m.; 3 bedrooms, £1,250 p.m. (inc. bedsit with separate entrance). Contact: J. Mackrell, Oxford 775567 (27 May--1 June: 553679); or A. Gaston, Canada: tel. 613 745 1368, fax: 613 745 0299, e-mail: Tony.Gaston@EC.GC.CA.

Central North Oxford: large attractive Victorian family house, 5/6 bedrooms, spacious south-facing kitchen, living-room, parking for 2 cars, lovely garden; ideally situated for schools, hospitals, station. Tel.: Oxford 790640.

Superb, modern, architect-designed house in North Oxford: 4 bedrooms; fully equipped. On bus routes; 25 minutes' walk to town. Available July and Aug. Tel.: Oxford 511825 (eve. or Sun.), e-mail:

Headington: available 1 Aug.--end Dec. 1998. Comfortable 4-bedroom family house. Kitchen, dining-room, sitting-room, downstairs cloakroom, 2 bathrooms, box room, large garden, off-street parking. £950 p.c.m. Tel.: Oxford 762450, e-mail:

Luxury, unusual, modern house in quiet road in North Oxford, within ring road, close to bus route. Stunning views to open countryside. Open plan design with separate double bedroom and 2 bathrooms. Small patio garden, off-street parking. Suit visiting academic/professional couple; regret no children, pets, or smokers. £1,000 p.m., plus services. Tel.: Oxford 515085.

Central North Oxford: attractively-furnished, four storey Victorian house in quiet street, 15 minutes' walk from city centre, quarter of a mile from river Thames and Port Meadow. Two double bedrooms and 1 single; 2 bathrooms, 1 with new shower, both with w.c.; double reception room with wood floor, oriental rugs, desk; modern pine kitchen/diner with large table. Dishwasher, fridge, freezer, gas c.h., washing machine, drier; TV, video, stereo, fax, 3 phones. Garden with picnic table, chairs, hammock; 4 bicycles. Free street parking. £950 p.c.m., inc. utilities and Council Tax. Available 3 Aug.--5 Sept. Dr Josephine Reynell, tel.: Oxford 513933.

Old Boar's Hill: country cottage to let from Oct. 1998. Delightfully situated, quiet, 3 bedrooms, fully-furnished, c.h., all amenities, large secluded garden. £650 p.c.m. Contact K. Solomon in Italy, tel.: 39 444 324729. Local contact: tel.: Oxford 512332.

Make finding accommodation a pleasure, not a chore. Finders Keepers is dedicated to making it easy for visitors to Oxford to find the right property. Browse through our Web site for up-to-date detailed information on properties available and make use of our interactive database, priority reservation service (credit cards accepted), welcome food pack, personal service, and much more. Call us and you will not need to go elsewhere. For further information contact Finders Keepers, 73 Banbury Road, Oxford OX2 6PE. Tel.: Oxford 311011, fax: 556993, e-mail:; Internet site:

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Flats to Let

Upper Wolvercote (North Oxford), light and spacious self-contained 2-bedroom furnished maisonette, totally refurbished; beautiful open views of Port Meadow; accommodation arranged on two levels; gas c.h.; garage. Available immediately. £650 p.c.m. Tel.: Oxford 512906.

North Oxford , fully-furnished 1-bedroom flat overlooking water meadows; sitting-room with telephone and fax, kitchen with washing-machine and tumble-drier, shower/bathroom; parking facility. Available immediately until the end of Aug. £560 p.m. exc. council tax. Tel.: Oxford 736231.

Upper Wolvercote: spacious 2-bedroom flat with lovely rural views in quiet location yet on regular bus route to city centre. Fully furnished, with well-equipped kitchen, c.h., garage, etc. Non-smokers preferred. Available 1 June for long-term let. £650 p.c.m. Tel.: Oxford 559802.

Central North Oxford: spacious 1-bedroom flat in quiet road. Shared garden. Suit postdoc. couple or similar. Available now. Tel.: 0171-794 8965.

Park Town, available mid-July: semi-basement, comfortably furnished; double bedroom, sitting room, kitchenette with electric cooker and fridge, tiled bathroom with shower; c.h. throughout; telephone available. Very quiet house. Prime location, 1 mile from Carfax. Tel. for appointment: Oxford 557400.

North Oxford: available 1 Sept. 1998--31 May 1999, £550 p.m., fully-equipped ground-floor flat suitable for 2 adults; dining-room/study; living-room/study, double bedroom, shower-room, kitchen; dish-washer, washing/drying machine, electric stove; c.h., car-port, small garden. Stone, 266 Moore Street, Princeton, NJ 08540, USA. Tel.: 609 921 2717.

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Summer Lets

West Oxford: terrace house in excellent condition; 3 bedrooms (inc. 1 study-bedroom); 10 minutes' walk to central Oxford, 5 minutes' walk to station; in quiet cul-de-sac overlooking playing-field; fully furnished and equipped (gas. c.h., fireplace, phone, TV and video, fitted kitchen, washer-drier, fridge, freezer, microwave). Small garden with sunny patio. Available 1--31 Aug. (dates flexible). £750 p.c.m. Tel.: Oxford 794232, e-mail:

Victorian house in North Oxford, 15 minutes' walk from centre; 1 double and 2 single bedrooms, 2 living-rooms, 2 bathrooms, study with PC and e-mail. Nice garden. Available 27 July--5 Sept. £275 p.w. or £1,400 for whole 6 weeks. Tel.: Oxford 515077.

North Oxford house to let, 18 July--19 Aug., possibly longer; 3 bedrooms; spacious and luxurious; looking out onto Port Meadow and Thames. Tel.: Oxford 556094.

Charming end-terrace house 15 minutes' walk from centre available for summer let; dates flexible, approx. 6--10 weeks. Sleeps 4. Study, dining-room, kitchen-diner, pleasantly furnished. Delightful garden, sunny patio, off-street parking, handy for London coach, opposite park. References required. Tel.: 0171 586 1481, fax: 586 9016, e-mail:

Sunny Victorian terrace house, Iffley Fields: 2 reception (period fireplaces), modern kitchen, bathroom, second w.c., large double bedroom, bedroom/study (double sofa-bed), utilities cellar, antiques, stripped bannisters, sanded floors, nice garden. Mid-June--Oct., £725 p.m. inc. council tax. Tel.: Oxford 798069 or 01873 810982; e-mail:

City centre house with view of Thames available for 4 months, June--Sept. Fully equipped, 3 bedrooms (2 double, 1 single), 2 bathrooms, gas c.h., garden, garage. £975 p.c.m. Tel.: Oxford 250462.

Very attractive semi-detached house in north Summertown; 3 bedrooms, 2 studies, 2 living-rooms plus kitchen and large conservatory; generous garden with play equipment. Easily sleeps 5. Ideal for children. Easy access to Summertown shops and central Oxford. Use of 2 adult and 2 child bicycles. All modern conveniences. Available 18 Aug.--2 Sept.; some flexibility over dates. £325 p.w. inc. utilities. Tel.: Oxford 556655.

Summer let in Oxford, live in comfort near the Thames; c.h.; 4 bedrooms; large split-level living-room, south-facing garden, dining-room, fully-equipped kitchen; bathroom with bidet and w.c.; shower-room with w.c. Available 6 weeks, 22 July--2 Sept. Price negotiable. Tel.: Oxford 725193.

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Accommodation Offered

Rose Hill: between Rose Hill and Iffley village: 1 room in a spacious fully-furnished house shared with 1 tenant. Garden, washing machine, gas c.h., living-room, dining-room. In quiet road near shops and bus stop. Non-smoker only. £295 p.c.m. Available now. Tel.: Oxford 718909, e-mail:

Walk to University departments from a selection of beautifully-furnished period properties in central/North Oxford. Finders Keepers has both houses and apartments available with 2 and 3 bedrooms, from £950 p.m. Tel.: Oxford 311011, to discuss any accommodation requirement. E-mail:, Web site: Summer lets: beautifully-presented first-floor apartment, situated within a short walk of Summertown shops in North Oxford. Available July--Oct. 1998. Newly built, with 2 good-sized bedrooms (both with double beds). Interior is very tastefully decorated and furnished to a high standard. This is just one of a selection of short let properties Finders Keepers has for this summer; contact us now for further information. Finders Keepers Ltd, 73 Banbury Road, Oxford OX2 6PE, tel.: Oxford 311011, e-mail:

College-owned properties, available 15 July--11 Sept., centrally located near to university, well equipped, serviced by college scouts. Can be let as single properties or individual rooms, sharing facilities. Tel.: Oxford (2)79082, e-mail:

Bed-and-breakfast available in the warm comfortable home of a semi-retired academic couple in exclusive central North Oxford; within easy walking distance of the city centre and all main university buildings; a stone's throw from the river, parks, excellent pubs and restaurants and a 9--9 corner shop. All rooms have colour TV, microwave, tea- and coffee-making facilities, c.h., and independent heating. Refrigerators available. Very moderate terms. Tel./fax: Oxford 557879, mobile: 0374 434489.

Superb new hotel, 1.5 miles from city centre. 16 en suite bedrooms; telephone, TV with Sky, fridge, kitchenette, mini-bar. Parking. Tourist Board---highly commended; RAC---highly acclaimed; AA---4 Qs. Single £59.50, double/twin £69.50, per room per night. Discounts for long-stay guests. Marlborough House Hotel, 321 Woodstock Road, Oxford OX2 7NY, tel.: Oxford 311321, fax: 515329, e-mail:, Web site:

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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 both academic and professional individuals and their families, and have a constant flow of enquiries from good-quality tenants seeking property in the Oxford area. If you would like details of our services, or if you simply need some informal help and advice without obligation, telephone us. Tel.: Oxford 764533, fax: 764777.

Cottage wanted by female Oxford Academic for 2--4 weeks, end June/early July. Preferably in Brill, or village south-east of Oxford. Please e-mail:

Accommodation needed for July by US law professor, teaching at Magdalen. Wife and 2 boys (7 and 10) will accompany for part of stay. Pleasant family setting is most important. Please reply to Prof. Weiner, tel.: 517 339 1751, fax: 334 5714, e-mail:

Canadian professor, wife, and 3 older children seek 3-bedroom flat for Aug. in quiet area of Oxford or vicinity; walk/convenient bus to Bodleian. Rent, or could exchange 4-bedroom A-frame overlooking N. Saskatchewan River, close to Indian, Metis, deserted Doukhobor villages. Richard Harris, English University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Canada S7N 5A5. Tel.: 306 497 2952, e-mail:

Visiting academic and family (1 baby) seek furnished 3-bedroom house or flat, beginning mid Sept. 1998 until end Aug. 1999. North Oxford or Headington preferred. Tel. (Switzerland): 41 1 273 32 04, fax: 41 1 266 79 84, e-mail:

Italian physician, wife, and 2 children (5 and 6) require 2/3-bedroom house/flat convenient for John Radcliffe Hospital, for 1 year from 1 Sept. 1998. £600--£800 p.c.m. Contact Dr Andrea Mortara, tel.: 00 39 385 2471, fax: 385 61386, e-mail: Local contact: Mrs Pauline Cowan, Dept. of Cardiovascular Medicine, tel.: Oxford 220257, fax: 768844.

British diplomat's family seek house to rent from 9--28 July in Oxford, preferably North. Garden essential; 3 or 4 bedrooms desired. Dates can be flexible. Please contact Mrs C. Laing, 4 Charlbury Road, Oxford OX2 6UT. Tel.: Oxford 559092.

Canadian professor requires accommodation in Oxford, 20 July--30 Aug. (dates negotiable). A 2-bedroom house or flat would be ideal. Professor Nicholas Hudson, Dept of English, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z1. Tel.: 604 684 1661, fax: 604 822 6096, e-mail:

Professional couple seek accommodation in central or North Oxford for 3 weeks, mid-Aug.--early Sept. Quiet, tidy, need a non-smoking house with kitchen facilities and easy access to central Oxford. Will negotiate rates. Tel.: Oxford 510439.

Two European couples (British/German/Polish) seek house-sit or letting for 2/3 months from mid-May. Local Oxford references available. Tel./fax: Oxford 772015, or Brussels 00 322 649 4433.

Three-bedroom furnished flat or house sought by academic couple with 2 children (11 and 9), visiting Wolfson College; early Aug.--mid Jan. 1999. Preferably North Oxford. Reply to Prof. David Wood, Law Faculty, University of Melbourne, Parkville, Victoria 3052, Australia. Tel.: +61 3 9344 6192, fax: 9347 2392, e-mail:

Visiting academic seeks 2-bedroom furnished flat to rent, 22 June--5 Aug., preferably close to Pembroke/St Peter's. Wife and child (3 years) visiting part time. Non-smokers, local references available. James Basker, Columbia University, tel.: 212 531 3732, fax: 663 9169, e-mail:

Academic couple with 2 young children planning a 1 year sabbatical in Oxford from November 1998 seeks furnished 3-bedroom house with garden, preferably in North-central Oxford, but other locations considered. Monthly rental up to £800. Local references available. Contact Dr Quentin Sattentau, 9 Traverse des Zephyrs, 13007 Marseille, France, tel./fax: +33 491 26 9494, e-mail:

House/animal/granny or other sitting offered by mature woman in exchange, or for reduced rent, self-contained accommodation; 6 months from Oct. or Nov. 1998. Barbara Ineson, tel.: Oxford 722432 through April (messages may be left thereafter).

Finders Keepers specialises in managing your home or investment. We have celebrated 25 years in Oxford letting and managing properties---try us first! Many of our landlords have remained with us since we opened and are delighted with our service---why not pop in and read their comments? Contact Finders Keepers, 73 Banbury Road, Oxford OX2 6PE. Tel.: Oxfordd 311011, fax: 556993, e-mail:, Internet site:

American visiting fellow, spouse, and boys 12 and 14 seek fully-furnished 3- or 4-bedroom house in Oxford or environs, from 19 June through 20 Aug. 1998. Children will be present for 3 weeks only. Please contact in USA: D. Matthews, 6514 Kalama Road, Kapaa, Hawaii 96746, tel.: 808 821 0479, fax: 808 821 1193, e-mail:

Visiting US Law professor seeks furnished accommodation 26 June--7 Aug. for self and 2 quiet, well-behaved daughters (5 and 9). Local references available. Jane Winn, SMU School of Law, Dallas, TX 75275, tel.: 214 768 2583, fax: 768 4330, e-mail:

Furnished 3-bedroom house or flat needed, May and June 1998, for tidy and responsible visiting fellow (Pembroke College) and family of 4 (children ages 14 and 10). Please contact Kate or Lowell Turner, tel.: Oxford 556063, or (2)76440.

Mallams Residential Letting is well placed to help with your letting and management requirements. Based in Summertown, we offer a professional service tailored to your individual requirements. If you are thinking of letting your property, please call us. Tel.: Oxford 311006, fax: 311977.

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Accommodation Exchange

House exchange US--UK; June. Three-bedroom house in picturesque Guilford, Connecticut near beaches, Yale University, 2 hours to NYC, Cape Cod, Boston. Desire a 2-bedroom house/flat; greater Oxford, Cambridge, London areas. Tel.: 203 458 1715, fax: 392 6338, e-mail:

Italian family (1 daughter aged 10) would like to arrange an exchange with an English family for 2 weeks. The English family would stay with us for 2 weeks and vice versa. We live in in a town house of character in a village an hour north of Rome (in the Sabine hills), 10 minutes from regular train service to Rome. We speak a little English. For more information contact Anita Francini, Via Umberto I,4, Forano Sabina (Rieti). Tel./fax: 0039 765 570498.

Victoria, BC, Canada: beautiful 4-bedroom, 2-storey home. Three sitting-rooms, 3 full bathrooms, attached double carport, large private patio and gardens. Five minutes to ocean. Close to University of Victoria. Would like to exchange home and car for 10--12 months, beginning Sept. 1998. Location flexible. Tel.: 250 658 5993, fax: 361 4586, e-mail:

Vancouver family (Univ of British Columbia professor, wife, and 5-year-old daughter) seeks to trade houses with another (non-smoking) family for approx. 3-month period, Apr.--Aug. 1999. We have a lovely, spacious California-style house, 5 minutes from UBC, 15 minutes from the downtown, 20 minutes from Vancouver International Airport, and a short block to a beautiful sandy beach (Spanish Banks) and other recreational amenities. We would need a house or large flat, in Oxford or close by, with reasonably good access to public transport. Dr T.A. Hutton, 4554 Belmont Avenue, Vancouver, V6R 1C4, British Columbia, Canada. Tel.: 604 228 9592, fax: 604 822 6164.

Boston, Mass.: USA family looking to `house swap' with Oxford/Cotswold family; last week in June or first week in July (or combination). Our house has up to 6 bedrooms. Two dogs in house complete with dogsitter. We need 2 bedrooms---2 grown children and 2 parents. Tel. (USA): 001 781 237 3675.

Toronto exchange: spacious 2-bedroom, 2-bathroom flat. Centrally located, fully equipped, tastefully furnished, light and heat included. Seeking to exchange for house/flat in North or central Oxford for 18--24 months, beginning July/Sept. 1998. Fax (Moscow): 7 095 921 9491 or (Toronto): 416 972 9179, e-mail:

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Accommodation Sought to Rent or Exchange

Visiting academic and family (3 children aged 6--10) seek furnished 3/4-bedroom house; North Oxford or close to John Radcliffe Hospital preferred. Beginning mid Aug. 1998 for approximately 1 year. Would consider exchange for 4-bedroom house in central Auckland, NZ. Tel./fax: 0064 9 6306723, e-mail:

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Accommodation Offered to Rent or Exchange

Summertown: lovely 3-bedroom Victorian terrace house, fully furnished/equipped, to let or exchange from summer 1998, for academic year minimum. Dates/length of let flexible. Two double bedrooms, office/third bedroom, eat-in kitchen overlooking pretty garden, 2 reception rooms, 1.5 bathrooms, gas c.h. Hardwood floors; even a Steinway piano. Near shops, bus, excellent schools, university, hospitals, etc. Family owners (professional mother, 2 children) ideally seeking exchange with New York City academic; require minimum 1 bedroom plus/doorman apartment in Manhattan. Otherwise £1,100 p.c.m. plus bills. Tel.: Oxford 512847, fax: 515335, e-mail:

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Holiday Lets

Delicious Donegal cottage; open fires, Aga. Sleeps 4–6, overlooking lough, surrounded by mountains. Ideal for families or couples. Rowing boat, canoes, and bicycles included; within easy reach of golf courses, fishing, sandy beaches, horse riding and much more. From £200. Tel.: Oxford 390402.

Umbria, Italy: luxury flat in tranquil rural setting. Sleeps 2--4. Large terrace, private garden, stunning views. Perugia 15 minutes, Assisi 30 minutes, Florence and Siena 2 hours. Tel.: 01252 877155 (eve.).

Provençal fortified farmhouse in tiny rural village surrounded by lavender fields offers B&B or half-board. There is also a 3-bedroom apartment with kitchenette and sitting-room---ideal for writer/artist or academic on sabatical leave; short or long stays possible. Contact Karolyn Kauntze, Montsalier, 04150 Banon, France. Tel./fax: 00 33 4 92 73 23 61.

Italy: old Tuscan farmhouse in peaceful countryside with distant view of ancient Etruscan town of Volterra: 20 minutes from San Gimignano, 1 hour from Florence, Siena, and airport at Pisa. Three bedrooms (sleeps 7), fully-equipped kitchen. Available in Apr., May, and Sept. £300 p.w. Tel.: Oxford 727394.

Cadouin, Dordogne. Large village house, sleeps 12+. Not luxurious, but comfortable. All amenities. Suitable for 2 families. Beautiful scenery; perfect swimming nearby. £150--£250 p.w. Tel.: 01743 359726.

Farmhouse accommodation in beautiful Dordogne countryside between Angoul<Phi> me and Perigueux. Sleeps 6. Available to rent May--Sept. from £130 p.w. Tel.: 01295 780641.

Verona outskirts: in exceptionally beautiful 15th-c. villa, self-contained ground-floor flat; large double bed-sitting, kitchen/dining and bath rooms; garden area; parking; frequent buses from door to city centre. £300 p.w., inc. services and weekly cleaning. Available from 1 May, except Aug. Tel.: 00 39 452 6499, or (Moore) 01844 238247.

Fethiye, Turkey: new apartments 5 minutes to beach sleeping max. 4; pool, bar/restaurant, entertainments; English/Turkish owners. From only £140 p.w. per apartment. Tel./fax: 01202 737202.

Barga, Italy: beautifully-restored 16th-c. Tuscan house in walled Barga; sleeps 6. All mod. cons, terraces, stunning mountain views, walks, close Lucca and Florence. Available May/June, late Aug. and Sept. (autumn in northern Tuscany is spectacular). Tel./fax: 0171 727 8759 (Baldwin).

Greece: Skopelos Island. Old house to let in quiet area of Skopelos village, 2 minutes' walk from the waterfront, with secluded terrace and lovely courtyard opening out from the kitchen. Two bathrooms. Sleeps 6--8 comfortably. From £50 per day. Tel.: 01280 848 250 or 847 849.

Idyllic water mill, central France. Sleeps 8--10. Recently restored; large open fireplace, ideal for retreat or holiday. Beautiful private riverside setting, own river swimming, fishing, woodland walks, tennis, riding, mountain biking nearby. Still available all year except Aug. Tel./fax: 0181 940 2395.

Northumberland, between the Cheviots and the sea: stone built cottage in small unspoilt village; 5 miles from Alnwick Castle, and within easy reach of half a dozen more, and miles of beautiful sea shore. Sitting-room, 3 bedrooms, kitchen, bathroom. Available June, July, Aug. Tel.: 01665 579292.

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Student Vacation Exchange

French boy, age 16, would like to attend British school with English boy for 1--2 months around June 1998. Could be paying guest with English family or possible exchange with English boy. Please call 0171 609 4069 for further information.

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Houses for Sale

Cottage for sale in France: Montsoreau, near Saumur. Superb view over the Loire in an attractive small village near shops. Downstairs: large living-room/kitchen, bedroom, washroom/toilet, shower, workroom/storage space. Upstairs: large bedroom with study area, en suite bathroom/shower/toilet. Attic (could be developed); double cellar cut into hillside. Vacant possession. £30,000 o.n.o. Contact Prof. and Mrs B. P. Reardon, 6 Impasse des Jonquilles, 14780 Lion-sur-Mer. Tel./fax: +33 2 31 36 08 56, e-mail:

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Properties for sale at Oxford Waterside

Central North Oxford/Jericho. Classically styled homes built by nationally renowned quality house-builders, Berkeley Homes. Properties available include: 2-bedroom apartments from £118,500; 3-bedroom, 2-bathroom houses from £169,500; 4-bedroom, 3-storey houses with garages from £275,000. Marketing suite and show homes open daily, 10 a.m.--5 p.m. Tel.: Oxford 311449, or 726000/515000 (joint selling agents, Savills and Thomas Merrifield). n

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