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The Bodleian Shop

Retirement? Graduation? Anniversary? We have a selection of Oxford or Bodleian-related items suitable for that special gift: some can be customized. Prices from £13.95 to £425. Consult our shop staff or tel.: Oxford (2)77091 or (2)77216. Open Mon.–Fri., 9 a.m.–6 p.m.; Sat. 9 a.m.-12.30 p.m., or see the Bodleian Shopping Arcade at http://www.bodley.ox.ac.uk/arcade/.

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Oxford University Museum of Natural History Shop

Recent arrivals include cheerful dodo mousemats (£3.99), David Lawrence's dodo figurines (£23.50), and a range of crepe de chine ties on natural history themes handpainted by Mary and Rachel Sumner (£32.50). The ever-changing mineral stock currently boasts richly coloured amethyst, striking fossil fish, and interesting septarian nodules. Open daily 12 noon–5 p.m. including Bank Holiday Monday. Enquiries tel.: Oxford (2)72961.

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Swifts in a Tower

Copies are sought of the 2 studies of the swift colony nesting in the tower of the University Museum of Natural History. As a result of the live video relayed to the museum court during the breeding season, several requests are made for these books. Should you have an unwanted copy of David Lack's classic Swifts in a Tower, or of David Bromhall's Devil Birds, please contact (or leave a message for) Margaret Williamson, tel.: Oxford (2)72961. Their re-sale through the museum shop would support the work of the OUMNH.

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Tuition Offered

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

Pallas: Inter-University Postgraduate Curriculum, LL.M. in European Business Law, 1999/2000.The Pallas LL.M. programme in European Business Law is a postgraduate full-time course of 1 year. This programme has been set up by the law departments of the universities of Barcelona (Spain), Bologna (Italy), Essex (Great Britain), Konstanz (Germany), LUISS Guido Carli (Italy), Jean Moulin Lyon 3 (France) and Nijmegen (The Netherlands) in 1995. The team of lecturers consists of leading professors and practising lawyers from various European countries. In Sept. 1999 and Sept. 2000 this course will be organised again. Host University: University of Nijmegen, the Netherlands. Working language: English. Tuition costs: EURO 8,865 (approx. NLG 19,500) for 1999/2000 year. Living expenses (accommodation included for 11 months of study in Nijmegen): approximately NLG 1,200 (550 EURO) per month for a single student. Further information available from Centre for Postgraduate Legal Education, University of Nijmegen, Faculty of Law, PO Box 10520, 6500 MB Nijmegen, the Netherlands (attn. Ms Mariëlle Cornielje). Tel.: + 31 24 3613090, fax: + 31 24 3615838, e-mail: cpo@jur.kun.nl.

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Services Offered

Town and Country Trees: professional tree surgeons. All aspects of arboriculture undertaken including orchard and shrub pruning, planting, hedge trimming, stump grinding, etc. Quality work at competitive prices. We are fully insured. For a free quotation, call Paul Hodkinson. Tel.: 01869 351540.

Shipping? Abyssinia to Zanzibar, New York to Newmarket. Today, tomorrow, next week? All the best options are at Mail Boxes Etc. Will collect from college, home, factory, or elsewhere. Also 24-hour photocopying, secure mailboxes, computer workstation, high-grade colour photocopying, faxing, laminating, binding, etc. 266 Banbury Road, Summertown, Oxford OX2 7DL. Contact Justin Brookes. Tel.: Oxford 514655, fax: 514656, e-mail: summertown@020.mbe.uk.com.

Tax advice. Ex-KPMG Chartered Accountant specialises in assisting professionals and small businesses with tax problems including self-assessment. Convenient North Oxford premises. To receive further information please tel.: Oxford 513381, e-mail: 100430.145@compuserve.com.

Experienced freelance copy-editor available to edit theses, conference papers, articles, and other documents. Reasonable rates, can work speedily. Tel.: Oxford 559061, e-mail: djlm@aol.com.

Efficient medical secretary offering an efficient, personal, and reliable secretarial support for professional and medical personnel. With fully-equipped home office (conputer, printer, e-mail, Internet). Any job undertaken, copy or audio work. For further details, please contact Jackie Webster, tel./fax: Oxford 882499.

Software training: I can offer training and help with many Windows applications (Windows 95, Word, e-mail, etc), one- to-one or in small groups. If you are struggling to get started, or want to get the best possible use from your PC resources, contact me and we can see where I can help with filling knowledge gaps, suggesting short cuts, and turning software use into an enjoyable and meaningful activity. Janet Caldwell, Oxford Software Training, 23 Squitchey Lane, Oxford. Tel.: Oxford 511566, e-mail: janet.caldwell@virgin.net.

Research 4 Hire. For details, see http://www.research4hire.com.

Windows, doors, and conservatories installed with craftsmanship and care by Oxford's longest-established double glazing company. A third-generation family firm, we believe in giving clear practical advice without pressure or obligation. Proud to have served over 30 university colleges. Oxford Double Glazing, tel.: Oxford 248287.

Personal Computer Consultants: we offer expert advice and tuition for both hardware and software. On-site service at home or in the office. We provide upgrades for most computers, or alternatively we now supply our range of personally-built to your own specifications K Tec computers. We will also supply or source software to match your requirements. For a quality service matched with competitive prices, contact Chris Lewis, tel.: Oxford 461222, fax: 461333.

Oxuniprint, Oxford University Press—the University Printers: specialising in booklet and publicity material, typesetting, printing, and finishing. Output Bureau provides high- quality output from disc from all major DTP programs onto paper, bromide, colour-separated positive or negative film; high-quality specialist colour copier service. For service, quality, and competitive prices contact Oxuniprint, Oxford University Press, Great Clarendon Street, Oxford. Tel.: Oxford 514691, fax: 514010.

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Domestic Services

Carpet/upholstery/curtain cleaning by Grimebusters, your local specialists. Quality work, competitive prices. Domestic, commercial, college. Also carpet/upholstery stain protection, pre- occupancy cleaning, flood cleaning/drying, oriental rug cleaning. For free estimates and friendly advice, call Grimebusters. Tel.: Oxford 726983 or Abingdon 555533.

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Situations Vacant

St Edmund Hall: Assistant Director of Development (3 year post in first instance). To assist the Director in planning and launching a major capital fundraising campaign in 2000–5, while managing the day-to-day operations of the Development and Alumni Relations Office and consolidating its reorganisation. Duties will include managing financial and information systems, managing a programme of events, undertaking research, and managing production of the development newsletter and the updated Who's Whoof College alumni. Applicants should possess relevant experience in the fields of office administration, fundraising, and external relations. Experience of MS Windows, Word, and Excel would be preferred. For further information, please apply, enclosing full c.v. to the Domestic Bursar, St Edmund Hall, Oxford OX1 4AR, or e-mail: bursary@seh.ox.ac.uk. General details about the College are available at http://www.seh.ox.ac.uk. Applications close: 10 May.

Department of Materials. Three 3-year Technician posts. (1) Grade E Technician, to develop, maintain, and operate vacuum, computing, measuring, and microscopy equipment, and to assist, advise, and instruct users. This is an opportunity to contribute to a major research project being carried out in close co-operation with a Japanese company. Post requires the ability to get systems working and to find solutions to problems in the development and operation of sophisticated experimental aparatus. Salary £15,826–£18,345 (under review). (2) Grade E Technician, to assist with maintenance and operation of a wide variety of scanning and transmission electron microscopes. Post requires the ability to troubleshoot electronics to board level; microcomputer experience; some experience in electron optics; practical knowledge of vacuum systems. Salary £15,826–£18,345 (under review). (3) Grade F Senior Fabrication Technician, to assist in the concept, desidn, development, operation, and maintenance of processing equipment, and to instruct and advise users. Post requires liaison with external collaborating companies and suppliers, particularly with CAD software and large scale equipment design, and overseeing the safe and scheduled operation of equipment. Salary £18,345–£20,649 (under review). Applications (c.v., names/addresses of 2 referees) to the Administrator, Department of Materials, University of Oxford, Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3PH, from whom further particulars are available. Applications close 14 May. Please quote the post number.

Department of Pharmacology: part-time evening receptionist. Clerical and Library C2 (salary £9,463–£11,294 p.a.). Evening receptionist required to work from 5–6.30 p.m., Mon.–Fri. Applicants should be well presented, and have a good telephone manner and the ability to work well on their own initiative. Post available for 1 year in the first instance. Further particulars are available from Ms Kate Butler, Deputy Administrator, Department of Pharmacology, Mansfield Road, Oxford OX1 3QT, tel.: Oxford 281123, to whom applications should be sent, including 2 copies of current c.v. and names/addresses of 2 referees (at least 1 of whom should be a previous or current employer). Applications should be clearly marked with the reference PH/ADMIN/006, and should arrive no later than Mon. 17 May.

Balliol College Library: library desk issue staff. A part-time member of staff is required for 18.5 hours p.w. (afternoons: terms and vacations) beginning on Mon. 31 May, or as soon as possible thereafer. The post involves staffing the issue desk, checking readers' cards, running the book loan system (shortly to be automated), answering enquiries and other clerical tasks. Starting rate of pay: £4.86 p.h. Written applications, including c.v. and names/addresses of 2 referees, should reach the Librarian, Balliol College, Oxford OX1 3BJ, by Fri. 31 May 1999. Balliol College is an equal opportunities employer.

Balliol College: Master's Secretary. To start early July 1999 or at a mutually convenient date. The successful candidate will be well-qualified and experienced, and will preferably have some knowledge of the University and/or college administration. Salary will be paid on Balliol Grade 4 (£14,250–£16,496 p.a.); benefits are detailed in the further particulars. Application form and further particulars are available from the College Secretary, Balliol College, Oxford OX1 3BJ. Applications close: Fri. 18 May, interviews will be held in mid-June. Balliol College is an equal opportunities employer.

Trinity College: Conference and Functions Administrator, to promote and organise this important area of activity which currently has a turnover in excess of £450K. Applicants should preferably be members of the HCIMA and have previous conference/functions administration experience. Good IT skills essential (Word, Excel, Access, e-mail). Salary £17,000–£19,000 (pensionable). Letters of application, including brief c.v. and names/addresses of 2 referees, should be sent to the Domestic Bursar, Trinity College, Oxford OX1 3BH. Further details will be sent on request (tel.: Oxford (2)79890. Applications close: Fri. 14 May.

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Houses to Let

North Oxford : furnished 3-bedroom house available for year or longer from mid-June/July 1999. Garage, front and rear gardens, gas c.h., newly-fitted kitchen and bathroom; on bus route to city centre. £900–£950 p.c.m. Tel.: Oxford 515547 or 01869 331575.

Three properties: (1) Summertown: sunstantial, well- presented, furnished, 4-bedroom family home. Fully equipped spacious kitchen/dining area. Two attractive lounges and south-facing garden. Very conveniently situated for Summertown shops. Available July, £1,700 p.c.m. (2) Central North Oxford: unfurnished 3-bedroom home. Lounge, very spacious lounge/dining area and kitchen equipped with all electrical appliances. Conveniently located for city centre. Available May, £1,150. (3) Whytham village: 3-bedroom character cottage. Fully furnished. Very large secluded garden. Available June. £1,500 p.c.m.

Quiet street in Headington (May/June). Five minutes from shops, 15 minutes' bus ride to city centre and close to hospitals. Pretty garden, garage, and off-street parking. Suit visiting academic/medical couple or family with 2/3 children. Three bedrooms, 1 study, 2 bathrooms, large open plan sitting-room/diner. Newly furnished with all appliances. Available 1 May–30 June. £850 p.c.m. Tel.: 01494 482193, e-mail: jocelyn.bradley@batth.demon.co.uk.

Beautiful, modern, furnished 4-bedroom house in an attractive leafy cul-de-sac in Iffley, 2 miles from city centre, close to buses. Washing machine, drier, dishwasher, freezer, fridge, gas c.h. formal diing-room. Large and sunny sitting-room. Available 1 Aug.–30 Dec. £1,100 p.m. Tel.: Oxford 771696, e-mail: ali.sheikholeslami@orinst.ox.ac.uk.

Iffley village: 2-bedroom, Victorian terrace house. Hardwood floors, open fires. Two miles to city centre, minutes from riverside walks. Furnished/unfurnished. Availablke for long term lease, July/Aug. 1999 onwards. £750 p.c.m. Tel.: Oxford 717712, e-mail: RobinE@Pads.com.

Comfortable semi-detached house in Marston, available July for 1 year or longer. Recently refurbished. Fully furnished to a high standard. Three bedrooms, 2 reception rooms, fitted kitchen, gas c.h., bathroom with power shower, garden. Quiet position with good views of central Oxford. Close to JR Hospital and cycle track across parks to city centre; good bus route. £700 p.c.m. plus bills and Council Tax. Tel.: Oxford 874310, e-mail: markchapman@ripon- cuddesdon.ac.uk.

Old Marston village. Convenient for Oxford and Headington. Quaint but centrally-heated 1-bedroom cottage. Available 1 June for 1 year. £580 p.c.m. Tel.: Oxford 511967.

Woodstock: small period cottage in quiet location close to Blenheim Park and town centre. Delightfully furnished and fully equipped. One double and 1 single bedroom, bahtroom and separate w.c., sitting/dining-room, kitchen. Gas c.h. Telephone. Conservatory area leading to small walled garden. Suit visiting academic/professional couple/single. Available immediately for up to 1 year by agreement. £675 p.c.m. Tel.: 01993 812639.

Victorian terraced house situated in a quiet cul-de- sac off the Abingdon Road. Two reception rooms and 3 bedrooms. Downstairs bathroom and w.c. Fully furnished, c.h., fitted carpets. Small back garden. £800 p.c.m. Available from July for 1 year. Please tel.: 01639 844285.

Central North Oxford: attractively-furnished 4- storey Victorian house in very quiet street, 15 minutes' walk from city centre, quarter mile from river Thames and Port Meadow. Two double bedrooms and 1 single. Two bathrooms (1 with shower, 1 with bath, both with w.c.). Double reception room with stripped pine floor, oriental rugs, and desk. Modern pine kitchen/diner with large table. Dishwasher, fridge, freezer, gas c.h., linen, washing machine, drier, TV, 4 bicycles. Free street parking. £965 p.c.m. inclusive of charges except phone calls. Available 24 July–4 Sept. Exchange considered for house near sea. Dr Josephine Reynell, tel.: Oxford 516615, fax: 516616.

Old Boars Hill. Available full/part academic year 1999–2000. Four miles city centre. Hourly bus service. 2/3 bedrooms, 2 reception, gardens. £750 p.m. Tel. (before 8 May; USA) 219 287 1449, (after 8 May): Oxford 735305.

Large 4-bedroom North Oxford House in quiet cul- de-sac ending in park. Fully furnished. Available mid-Oct.–27 Dec. £1,400 p.m. including utilities. Spacious accommodation includes loft, dining-room/sun room, and 2.5 bathrooms. Tel.: Oxford 454274.

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, 226 Banbury Road, Summertown, Oxford OX2 7BY. Tel.: Oxford 311011, fax: 556993, e-mail: oxford@finders.co.uk; Internet site: http://www.finders.co.uk.

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. Visit our Web site at: http://www.qbman.co.uk and view details of all the properties that we have currently available to let. Alternatively, telephone, fax, or e-mail us with details of your requirements and we will do whatever we can without obligation. Tel.: Oxford 764533, fax: 764777, e-mail: info@qbman.co.uk.

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Flats to Let

Central Headington, available June. Beautifully- converted, spacious, 2-bedroom, first-floor flat. Tastefully furnished, large living-room, fully-fitted kitchen with washing machine, bathroom with bath and separate pumped shower, gas c.h., double glazing, off- street parking. Professionals and academics only. £650 p.c.m. Tel.: Oxford 768504 (evenings).

Flat to rent, available end of May (long let only). Modern decor and furnishings, 1 double bedroom, living-room, kitchen, bathroom, c.h. All facilities. Private parking. Quiet Banbury Road location, 1.5 miles city centre. Non-smoker. £575 p.m. plus Council Tax. Tel.: 01993 852196.

Newly-converted self-contained basement studio with private entrance, in St Clements area of Oxford, short walk to city centre. Bed/sitting-room with cooking facilities, gas coal-effect fire, shower room. Fully furnished. Suit professional/academic/graduate. £450 p.c.m. including gas, electricity, Council Tax. Tel.: Oxford 436381.

St Clements/East Oxford borders. Spacious, modern, ground-floor, 2-bedroom apartment with private parking. Large lounge/diner, fitted kitchen with appliances including washer. double bedroom, single bedroom, bathroom with power shower, gas c.h., communal drying room, courtyard. Available 1 May. £675 p.c.m. Tel.: Oxford 798737.

Elegant 1-bedroom ground-floor flat in St Margaret's Road, central North Oxford. Double bedroom, large sitting- room, kitchen, bathroom. Fully furnished, newly decorated, washing machine and gas c.h. Use of charming shared garden. £725 p.c.m. plus bills. Available now. Let of 6 months or longer preferred. Tel.: Oxford 343384.

Central North Oxford: 10 minutes' walk from city centre, all main university buildings, and parks, and very close to the river. Available for short/long let. Exceptionally well-furnished, comfortable flat in extremely quiet, civilised, large Victorian house in this exclusive, leafy, residential Victorian suburb, with large, light, airy rooms. First-floor (available now): double bedroom, drawing-room, kitchen, bathroom. Off-street parking; large secluded garden. Tel./fax: Oxford 552400.

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Summer Lets

Available in August: light and spacious semi- detached house in south Oxford. Close to city centre (10 minutes by bicycle—2 available). Two bedrooms, 2 reception, kitchen/dining- room, bathroom, garden. Fully furnished and equipped. Overlooks open country from the back. Frequent bus service. Prefer 1 or 2 persons. Resident cat to be fed. £450 for 1, £700 for 2. Tel.: Oxford 728111, e-mail: Majaob@aol.com.

Live in comfort near the Thames and a short walk from the city centre. Beautiful Victorian house, 4 bedrooms, south facing garden, c.h. Architect converted, large split-level living-room, pale wood floors, dining-room, new and fully-equipped kitchen, bathroom with bidet and w.c., shower-room with w.c. Available 6 weeks, 24 July–5 Sept. 1999. Price negotiable. Tel.: Oxford 725193.

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Accommodation Offered

Large sunny room in lovely 3-bedroom Victorian house in Summertown, to share with 1 other person. All mod. cons., open fire in living-room, mature garden, easy access to city centre. Available June. £350 p.c.m. plus bills. Tel.: Oxford 515810, e-mail: woodn@oup.co.uk.

Delightful rooms, North Oxford. Smallest room £30 p.w., telephone, shower, c.h., all mod. cons. Available now, short stay up to 3 months. Located near Woodstock Road roundabout. Tel.: Oxford 511657.

Bed-and-breakfast available in the warm comfortable home of a semi-retired academic couple in exclusive, leafy, 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.

Lovely, peaceful, large room in a detached house with surrounding gardens, overlooking fields and woods in Headington area. Close to frequent 24-hour bus routes to Oxford city centre (20 minutes) and to London. Fully furnished, c.h., shared kitchen and bathroom, etc. £60 p.w. (exclusive). Available to rent from May to quiet, female, non-smoker. Please tel./fax: Oxford 766503 for further details.

Self-contained luxury open plan accommodation in North Oxford, well within ring road. Quiet, with patio and lovely views to open countryside; near convenient bus route. Suit visiting academic/professional single or couple. Available now. Rent £650 p.m. for single, £700 for couple, including electricity and Council Tax. Regret no children, pets, or smokers. Tel.: Oxford 515085, e-mail: trishaboyd@hotmail.com.

Elderly doctor in Headington living alone has comofortable self-contained furnished accommodation available and would like to find a responsible person who could use this and in exchange provide accessibility in an emergency together with some minor home-care housekeeping (local shopping, some light cooking, etc.). Arrangements could be quite flexible and open to experiment but the home-care element might involve 10–12 hours p.w. An incumbent could therefore also, if desired, take on other part-time home care (or nursing?) activities, whether nearby, or at some distance. Might also suit retired person who could use furnished accommodation and has some time to spare, or possibly somone with some writing to do. No cleaning. Occasional driving might be useful. To discuss options, please tel.: Oxford 768925.

Single room in quiet, modern, city centre flat, available immediately. Two-minute walk from Oxford station; off-street parking available. Would suit young professional/academic female, non-smoker. Weekday let preferred. £300 p.c.m., including bills (except phone). Tel.: Oxford 722783 (after 7 p.m.).

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Accommodation Sought

House sitter. College lecturer available for house- sitting in the Oxford area over the summer months and for all of the next academic year until Oct. 2000. Long term preferred (over 2 months). References available. Tel.: Oxford 280273.

Rented house/apartment in Oxford needed. Two twin or double bedrooms. Inside ring road. To be shared by 2 non-smoking academic couples (Italian), no children, no pets. Ideally end June–end Sept. 1999, but some flexibility possible on dates. Contact Dr J.F. Gregg, Magdalen College, tel.: Oxford (2)72311, e-mail: gregg@ermine.ox.ac.uk.

Academic married couple (Medicine/English) seeks flat/house to rent or house sit in Oxford area, 1 July–30 Sept. 1999 during fellowship. No children or pets (although happy to look after pets), non-smokers, references provided. Tel.: Oxford 240384, e- mail: clark.lawlor@ehrc.ox.ac.uk.

Visiting academic and family seeks 3/4-bedroom house close to city centre to rent for 2-week period, 6 July–6 Aug. Non-smokers, local references available. James Basker, Columbia University, tel.: 212 531 3732, e-mail: jgbassist@aol.com.

Academic couple with child (2 years) and baby, planning research stay in Oxford Aug. 1999–July 2000/2001, seeks unfurnished house/flat with small garden (2 bedrooms). Monthly rental up to £650. Contact Florian Theil, Im Langen Feld 8, D- 30880 Laatzen. Tel.: +49 341 9959 709 (office), 511 221393 (home), fax: 9959 658, e-mail: ftheil@mis.mpg.de.

Visiting professor and wife need 2-bedroom fully- furnished apartment/flat, c.h. laundry facilities, parking garage, near University, for period 1 July–30 Nov. 1999. Responses to Dr H.T. Debas, 240 St Francis Blvd, San Fransisco, CA 94127, USA. Fax: 415 502 0317, e-mail: kdebas@medsch.ucsf.edu.

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: Oxford 764533, fax us: 764777, or e-mail us: info@qbman.co.uk. Alternatively, we would invite you to visit our Web site at: http://www.qbman.co.uk and see how we could be marketing your property.

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.

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, 226 Banbury Road, Summertown, Oxford OX2 7BY. Tel.: Oxford 311011, fax: 556993, e-mail: oxford@finders.co.uk, Internet site: http://www.finders.co.uk.

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Accommodation Exchange

Professor, wife, and 3 children (girl aged 11, boys aged 8, 13) would like to live in Oxford or about 3 weeks between late July and mid-Aug. Would swap their 4-bedroom house in Boston for residence in Oxford. Central location in residential neighbourhood, 20 minutes from Boston museums and Cambridge (Harvard and MIT). One hour from beaches on Cape Cod and from lakes and mountains in New Hampshire. Contact Stephen Pope, tel.: 001 617 5523829, e-mail: stephen.pope1@bc.edu.

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Accommodation Sought to Rent or Exchange

Visiting professor requires accommodation for 2 adults and 2 children for May and June. Strong preference for North Oxford, but will consider others within walking distance of city cente. Will consider house swap, current residence is a 4-bedroom house in Concord, Massachusetts (suburban Boston), and is well suited for small children. Contact Bill Wilhelm. Tel. (USA): 001 617 552 3990, e- mail: william.wilhelm@bc.edu.

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Accommodation Offered to Rent or Exchange

Spacious family home available for exchange or rent in Cork. City centre and University within 15 minutes' walk. Quiet location, south-facing, fine views. Four bedrooms on 2 floors, c.h., bathroom, large drawing room, family room. Available from July 1999 in exchange for accomodation near central Oxford, or for rent £700 p.c.m. excluding charges. For further information, e-mail: ptod@ucc.ie.

Academic couple would like to let out sunny, antique-furnished apartment (2 bedrooms, dining-room, sitting-room, kitchen, workroom, 1.5 bathrooms), in northern Chicago (Evanston, near Northwestern University). Let or exchange for accommodation in/near Oxford/London/Cambridge etc. June–Aug. 1999. Beach, shops, downtown trains, restaurants, services—3 minutes by foot. Contact Calvert-Lee/Kahane, tel.: 1-847/475-7410; e-mail: aka120@nwu.edu.

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Holiday Lets

Experience 99.9% eclipse (11 Aug.) from coastguard cottage close to Portland Bill on Chesil Beach in Dorset. Spectacular position. Sleeps 4 in 2 bedrooms or 5 at a pinch. £450 p.w., includes all electricity for water and heating. Don't wait for the next eclipse in Sept. 2090! Simon, tel.: 01608 810563.

Mainland Spain, Costa del Sol, Andalusia style English Riviera maisonette, £75 p.w.; double bedroom, double salon, grand terrace, kitchen, bathroom, well-equipped, view over sea, large swimming pool by step of maisonette, residential shops and laundry all week. 15 km Marbella, 80 km Gibralter. Tel.: Oxford 511657.

Annual multi-trip holiday insurance. From as little as £26 per year, you can travel as many times as you like. This insurance is arranged by Affinity Groups Advantage Limited, an independent intermediary for selling of general insurance. For further details, tel.: 0345 660453.

France: large farmhouse to let, beautiful chestnut grove, set in 3 hectares on edge of hamlet. Four rooms, plus bathroom and well-equipped kitcen. Beautiful countryside, close to Lot River and historic Bastide towns. Available for long or short lets (except for Aug.). £500 p.c.m. Tel.: Oxford 559061, e-mail: djlm@aol.com.

Forty Baskets is a small secluded beach on Sydney Harbour adjacent to National Park Bushlands and close to Manly, with surf and ferries to downtown Sydney (30 minutes). Three-bedroom, 2- bathroom, family home right on the beach; available June–Sept. 2000; £1,100 p.c.m. Details from Hanbury and Heaher Brown, tel./fax: 01264 772334, or e-mail: marion.brown@pathology.ox.ac.uk.

Share a beautiful, newly-renovated flat in central Florence with 3 delightful cats (cat supplies provided). Situated on the south bank of the River Arno, near Piazza el Carmine, the flat is on 2 floors and has 2 bedrooms (1 double, 1 single), 2 bathrooms, large well- equipped kitchen, living-room (with double sofa bed) opening onto furnished terrace with Duomo, washing machine, dishwasher. Available Sat. 24 July–Sat. 4 Sept. £450 p.w. including utilities. Contact Walsh, tel.: 0039 0552398759, e-mail: walsh@posta.cce.unifi.it.

Andalucia: house, or part, to let; Gaucin. Pool. Charming, magical, medieval white village. Panoramic views from house. Morocco. Stunning landscape. Butterflies, birds, and fun. Visit Granada, Ronda, Cordoba, Seville, Morocco, Cadiz, Jerez, Arcos. From £85 p.w. Reduction long let. Dr Campbell. For brochure, tel./fax: Oxford 513935, e-mail: l.lustgaten@soton.ac.uk.

Alpine chalet in farming hamlet at 3,000 ft., Haute Savoie, France. Sleeps 2–7; garden, wild flowers, cowbells. Mountain walking, winter skiing, or just unwinding. Not far from Lake Geneva, Annecy, Chamonix. Local swimming pool, tennis, riding. Jackie Becker, tel./fax: 0030 450 357412, e-mail: jlbecker@compuserve.com.

Northumberland, between the Cheviots and the sea. A stone-built cottage in a small unspoilt village 5 miles from Alnwick castle, within easy reach of half a dozen more, and miles of beautiful sea shore. Two double bedrooms and a third with bunk beds. Sitting- room, kitchen, bathroom. For details, tel.: 01665 579292.

Burgundy (Morvan National Park): 19th-c. stone cottage in quiet hamlet. Sleeps 5+. Enclosed front and rear gardens backing onto meadow with stream. Spacious sitting-room, 2 double bedrooms, study, bathroom, fully-equipped kitchen, washing machine, c.h., telephone, log fires. Ideal for peace and quiet, walking, swimming in nearby lakes, wine-tasting, and sight-seeing in Burgundy (half hour from Vézelay and Avallon. Available all dates except 19 July–14 Aug. inclusive. £225–£275 p.w. Tel.: Oxford 721539.

Paris: lovely well-appointed 1-bedroom apartment, suit couple, in 17e; excellent transport, available from 1 July for short or long-term stay. Rate depends on length of stay. Tel.: 00 1 607 257 3567, e-mail: price@law.mail.cornell.edu.

Greece: charming old village house to let on the beautiful island of Skopelos. Tel.: 01280 847849.

French Alps, 1 hour Geneva. Peaceful sunny location, 1 km centre Morzine, newly-equipped chalet. Sleeps 7/8. Fantastic for summer holidays. Swimming, walking, riding, paragliding, white water rafting, climbing, plus tourist attractions galore. £400 p.w. Book now for 2000 skiing. Tel.: 01295 810063.

Skopelos, Skiathos, Alonissos. Lovely island houses available for rent. Town, country, seaside locations, sleeping 2–8 persons, prices from £39 per person p.w. For brochure, tel.: 003042422947, fax: 003042423057, e-mail: thalpos@otenet.gr.

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Houses for Sale

Two 4-storey Victorian houses (31/32 Kingston Road) separated by driveway allowing shared use of the grounds—parking for 5 cars. This adds £30,000 to the value of each flat, for which £50,000 is estimated value of each floor, fully furnished. Flat 31 comprises 3 floors equipped for multi- occupation. 31A is lower ground-floor facing west. Lawns and garden. Flats 32 and 32A have 2 floors each. Property value: £520,000. Tel.: Oxford 556460 (preferably before noon).

Greece, Spetses: beautiful island, no cars, 1 hour 50 minutes from Piraeus. Charming house in quiet residential area, in excellent condition. 400 sq. metre detached plot, 120 sq. metre living area. Three bedrooms, 2 bathrooms. Large cross-ventilated kitchen, living-room with fireplace. Plenty of shelving, wall-seating, and built- in cupboards. Terrace with open view, awnings. Garden with cypress and olive trees. Beach 5 minutes' walk. Near supermarket. Perfect for vacations, retirement, sabaticals. £180,000. Tel.: Oxford 284722.

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For Sale

1955 Citroën Light 15 (Traction Avant). Right- hand drive with wood dash and leather interior trim. In beautiful condition and a please to drive subsequent to complete body and mechanical restoration. To view, tel.: Oxford 284274, e-mail: hugh.forsyth@yahoo.com. n

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