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Malaria Vaccine Study: Volunteers sought

Would you be willing to assist with studies aimed at developing a vaccine for malaria? Healthy male volunteers are required for a study of a new type of potential malaria vaccine. Each volunteer will receive three vaccinations with the vaccine over a 6-week period at the Churchill Hospital. You should be healthy, male, aged 18–45 years, without any previous adverse reaction to a vaccination and should not have travelled extensively in malarious countries. All local travelling expenses, time spent on the study, and any discomfort from blood sampling or vaccination will be fully reimbursed. Tel.: Oxford 222112 (Dr Mark Roberts), or write to: Volunteer Study, c/o Professor Adrian Hill, Institute of Molecular Medicine, Oxford OX3 9DS.

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Oxford Chamber Music Society

Ian Fountain will perform piano works by Beethoven, Berg, Chopin, and Rachmaninov, at 8 p.m. on Sun., 20 June, in the Holywell Music Room. Tickets £10 (in advance, from Playhouse Box Office, £9); concessions £4.50. Tel. Playhouse Box Office: Oxford 798600.

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Oxfam Book Fair

The Oxfam Book Fair will be held on Sat., 12 June, 10 a.m.–5 p.m., in the Wesley Memorial Hall, New Inn Hall Street. Fiction, academic books (all subjects), children's books. Refreshments available. Proceeds to Oxfam Kosovo Appeal.

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Auction of Promises

There will be an Auction of Promises, open to all, in the Long Room, New College, on Sat., 12 June, 2–4 p.m., in aid of the University Expedition to Sabah, Malaysia, which shall research Coral Reef pollution. Items include 2 weeks in Brittany, and a tattoo.

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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 customised. 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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Books bought and sold

The Woodstock Bookshop, 3 Market Place, Woodstock (Mark Wratten). Second-hand academic books: literature and criticism. Review copies. Art. Some Philosophy, Theology, and other. Oxford Paperbacks. Tel.: O1993 811005.

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Services Offered

Sigma Metrics. Consultants in statistics for the design of scientific experiments and clinical projects, grant applications, sample size calculations, data analysis, teaching and the improving of higher theses, chapters for books and manuscripts for submission to learned journals. Assistance also given with statistical peer review. Special projects undertaken by our higher graduate statisticians who are also graduates in medicine or biology. For further details, visit our Web site at www.sigmametrics.co.uk, or e-mail Dr N.T. James, B.Ch., BM, MA, M.Sc. (Oxon.) with initial enquiries and requirements. E-mail: n.t.james@sigmametrics.co.uk.

Land Management Services. Sympathetic nature management with an emphasis on conservation. General tree work, coppice management, hedge laying and planting, fencing, wildlife garden maintenance, consultation; free estimates and friendly advice. Stuart Turner. Tel.: Oxford 747912 or 0778 8750976.

Experienced proof-reader: a mother of school-age children, history graduate and experienced schoolteacher, with basic proof-reading qualification and experience, is available for proof-reading books, articles, and dissertations. Rate £8 p.h. Sara Jones. Tel.: Oxford 512703, fax: 512699, e- mail: ian.jones@bnc.ox.ac.uk.

Personal training: would you like to be trained by one of the United Kingdom's finest personal trainers? Stewart Wild is a postgraduate and is the Exercise Adviser to Weight Watchers UK Ltd. Stewart has availability for five new clients only. To book appointment, tel.: 07801 023880.

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.

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.

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.

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

University Department of Psychiatry, Oxford—Cochrane Schizophrenia Group (http://www.ihs.ox.ac.uk/csg.html). There are two vacancies in the Group: (1) Co-ordinator: high-grade administrator to ensure the smooth running of a busy editorial base of an international group of researchers and publishers (http://www.update-software.com/ccweb/cochrane/cdsr.htm). Excellent communication skills essential. University Research Assistant 1B scale, £23,100, full time. (2) Trial Search Co-ordinator: working within a team to efficiently identify, store, and disseminate medical literature. Qualification in librarianship or information science preferred, but those with experience welcome to apply. University Research Assistant 1B scale, £19,868, full time (NHS R.&D. funded to March 2001). Application by letter and CV (three copies), inc. full contact details of two referees, to Dr Clive Adams by 1 July. Interviews second week of July. Cochrane Schizophrenia Group, Summertown Pavilion, Middle Way, Oxford OX2 7LG. Tel.: Oxford 316776, e-mail: clive.adams@psych.ox.ac.uk.

Graduate students wanted to maintain contact with US colleges by telephone part time (afternoons), £5.40 per hour. Please send CV to Dr Richardson. 8 Tennyson Lodge, Paradise Square, Oxford OX1 1UD.

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Houses to Let

Attractive terrace house in quiet road in Summertown with easy parking; 4 bedrooms, inc. Spanish style loft conversion; stripped pine floors downstairs; kitchen with quarry tiles; pretty garden. Fully furnished. Available now for long-term let, or for summer vacation. £1,200 p.c.m. Tel.: Oxford 556005, e-mail: rachel@raku.demon.co.uk.

Central Summertown, North Oxford: 3-bedroom modern house; furnished; gas c.h.; secluded garden; integral garage. Available for next academic year. £1,000 p.c.m. Brooks Property Management. Tel.: Oxford 728597, fax: 794606.

Riverside house, 5 minutes' walk from Carfax; 3 bedrooms, living-room, kitchen/dining-room, own garage, small garden, fully modern; available for a year from Sept., £950 p.c.m. Tel.: Oxford (2)75138 (day), or 735446 (home).

Central South Oxford: completely renovated, attractively furnished 3-storey Victorian terrace house with garden, 10-minute walk from city centre, 5-minute walk from river, 2-minute walk from Hinksey Park (tennis courts, swimming pool, playground, etc). Two double bedrooms and 1 single (with bed plus cot), two bathrooms, double reception room with stripped pine floor, large modern kitchen with french windows overlooking garden. Gas c.h., fridge, freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, tumble-drier, 2 TVs. Available 22 July--30 Aug. £250 p.w. inc. of all utilities except phone calls. Tel: Oxford 247022 (home), (2)78105 (work; Wed.--Fri.), e-mail: themos@nag.co.uk.

Central Oxford (Rewley Park), newly-built 2-bedroom terrace house within easy walk of the University and city centre. Situated in a quiet cul-de-sac close by the train station. Small east-facing garden. Fully furnished and equipped to a high standard. Allocated parking. Available early July, for either: 6 months' minimum, £795 p.c.m. exc. council tax and water rates; or: short lets, £865 inc. Dr J. Reynell and Mr I. Macdonald, 70 Southmoor Road, Oxford OX2 6RB. Tel.: Oxford 516615.

Early Aug.–end Dec.: 2-bedroom house, Headington Quarry, Oxford; all mod. cons. Non-smoking professionals only; ideal for visiting professor. £650 p.c.m. inc. utilities but exc. TV and telephone. Philip Allison. Tel.: Oxford 483206, or 767791 (evenings and weekends); e-mail: jpallison@brookes.ac.uk.

Old Boar's Hill: charming Edwardian cottage in quiet, friendly cul-de-sac in this sought-after area. Idyllic setting with very easy access to Oxford city centre. Lots of lovely walks from the doorstep. Two reception rooms, modern kitchen, 2 bedrooms and bath. Fully furnished and equipped. Lovely small gardens. Available full or part of academic year 1999–2000. £650 p.m. Tel./fax: Oxford 735305.

Sunny Victorian terrace house, Iffley Fields. Two reception (period fireplaces), modern kitchen and bathroom, second w.c., large double bedroom, bedroom/study (double sofa-bed), utilities cellar, antiques, period pine features, nice garden. Suit couple, no children. Available July–Sept., £750 p.m. inc. council tax. Tel.: 01873 810982.

Charming cottage, 15 miles north-west (near Woodstock) in a quiet corner of village by a ford; beams, inglenook fire, country antiques, small walled garden, garage. Double bedroom, spare bedroom/study, open fire, c.h., all mod. cons. From Sept. Tel.: Oxford 510542.

North Oxford : 3-bedroom detached house in secluded drive; washing-machine, drier, garage, maintained garden backing onto playing fields. Convenient for shops and schools. Available 1 Sept.–Jan.; shorter or longer periods considered. Suitable for visiting academics. £975 p.c.m. inc. council tax. Tel.: Oxford 722630.

Charming Osney Island house, double and single bedrooms, antique furniture, near river and Oxford railway station. Short or long lets from 20 July, £900–£1,150 p.m. depending on period. Contact Betsy Newell. Tel.: Oxford 721215, e-mail: betsy@tasis.demon.co.uk.

Woodstock: elegant Victorian town house centrally located close to Blenheim Park in this historic town 8 miles north of Oxford. Fully furnished and equipped, laundry room, dining-room, sitting-room, bathroom and two bedrooms. Excellent bus service to Oxford. No pets or children. Suit professional couple. £750 p.c.m. Tel.: 01993 813521.

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 North Oxford: flat available for (married) couple or single person. Self-contained; c.h. throughout; double bedroom, sitting-room, kitchenette with electric cooker and fridge; bathroom with shower; telephone available. Attractively furnished. One mile from Carfax. Very quiet house. Tel./fax: Oxford 557400.

Attractive flat, 5 miles from Oxford, suitable for professional couple; sitting-room, bedroom, kitchen, bathroom, small private garden; parking within the property. £110 p.w. Tel.: Oxford 735203.

Iffley Village, Oxford: spacious 1-bedroom (£600) or 3- bedroom (£1,000 p.c.m.) flat available for next academic year. Gas c.h.; furnished; gardens; situated in attractive quiet location overlooking river, within easy access of city centre. Brooks Property Management. Tel.: Oxford 728597, fax: 794606.

Available 1 July, flexible leases (3 months, 6 months, longer): 2 fully-furnished flats, Summertown, quiet modern prestige block, secure, highest standards; all mod. cons., full c.h., fridge-freezers, dish-washer, car spaces, bicycle store, private laundromat, communal gardens, private hall, entry phones. Flat 1: large sitting-room, balcony, southern aspect, Danish furniture; double bedroom, study, kitchen, bathroom, ample storage; £700 p.c.m. plus utilities. Flat 2: sitting-room, double bedroom, kitchen, bathroom; £550 p.c.m. plus utilities. Both flats abundant linen, duvets, kitchen crockery, tableware, etc. Regret no children or pets. No smoking zone. Tel. for details: 00 41 71 245 0513 (7 a.m.–7.30 p.m.); brief enquiries, tel./fax: Oxford 513209.

Off Iffley Road: suit couple; 1-bedroom garden flat; c.h.; large sitting-/dining-room with TV; well-equipped kitchen with microwave, fridge/freezer, washing-machine; shower-room/w.c. £595 p.c.m. inc. all bills except phone. Deposit and references required. Available mid-July. Mary. Tel.: Oxford 244111 (day), or 721194 (evenings).

Central North Oxford: recently refurbished 1-bedroom flat on ground floor of Victorian house in leafy road; fully furnished, some antiques; new Bosch kitchen with dish-washer, sitting-room with Vermont Castings gas fire, double bedroom, bathroom with bath/shower, plus washing-machine/drier. Gas c.h. Share of delightful garden. £700 p.c.m. plus bills. Longish let preferred. Available now. Tel.: Oxford 514040.

Central North Oxford, four minutes' walk from University Parks and easy walking to University Science Area, libraries, and city centre. Charming and spacious garden flat in quiet residential street, inc. sitting-room, double bedroom, kitchen with washing-machine, bathroom with shower, plentiful storage space. Gas c.h. Suit single person or couple. No smokers. Available from Aug. £725 p.c.m.. Tel.: Oxford 512138, e-mail: mdy@bioch.ox.ac.uk.

Upper Wolvercote (north Oxford): light and spacious 2-bedroom flat with lovely rural views over Port Meadow; quiet location yet on regular bus route; fully furnished, with well-equipped kitchen, c.h., garage, etc. Available 20 Aug. for long-term let. £650 p.c.m. Tel.: Oxford 559802.

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

North Oxford 1- and 2-bedroom apartments, good security, off- street parking, conveniently situated for all amenities; available various dates; rents £595 and £695; best suited to mature professionals or visiting academics. Tel.: Oxford 516144.

Uzbekistan: comfortably furnished 2-room flat, with option of domestic help, available in Tashkent, Uzbekistan. Price negotiable. All bills and local calls included. Tel.: Oxford 723872 (evenings).

Central North Oxford: 2 bed (1 double/1 single) unfurnished flat; ideal location; living-room, fitted kitchen, conservatory, c.h., private patio, parking space. Available July. £825 p.c.m. Tel.: 01993 811878.

Apartment to rent in Upper Wolvercote, Oxford, in excellent position. Self-contained 1-bedroom character ground-floor apartment with all mod. cons. in period house. Extremely convenient location on bus route; in village atmosphere close to both Port Meadow and city with all its amenities. Suit visiting academic or other professional. Available from mid-Sept. onwards. Tel.: Oxford 311436, e-mail: 101716.721@compuserve.com.

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

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Summer Lets

Peaceful and comfortable fully-furnished apartment to let in Oxford, 1–30 Sept. only; not far from the station; bedroom with double bed, bathroom, kitchen with washing-machine, bright living-room/study with small balcony overlooking meadows and river; possible use of undercover parking and cycle. Would suit visiting academic/s. £500 inc. council tax and other bills except telephone. Peter Wilson. Tel.: Oxford 246239, e-mail: clsaf@csv.warwick.ac.uk.

Attic flat, 2 rooms, kitchen, bathroom, in private house in central North Oxford. £150 p.w. inc. bills. Tel.: Oxford 310948.

Two-bedroom furnished flat, in new development close to the Thames, within 5 minutes' walking distance of the city centre, with parking; available any time June–Sept. £275 p.w. inc. linen and weekly cleaning. Tel.: 01628 591246 (day), or 01628 773326 (evening).

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Accommodation Offered

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.

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Accommodation Sought

Urgently needed: short-term rent of a 1-bedroom flat in the Oxford area from the end of June to beginning of Sept. for non-smoking academic professional person. Contact Jill Fehrs. Tel.: Oxford 510203, e-mail: jillf@opp.co.uk.

Visiting American academic seeks studio-style flat, preferably in Jericho or North Oxford, mid-Aug.–early Jan. Monthly rent up to £500. Contact James Harris. Tel.: Oxford 794869, e-mail: wayne.waxman@colorado.edu.

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

Visiting academic married couple seek to rent a furnished flat/house (bedroom, sitting room, kitchen and bathroom) from October 3 - December 3 within five miles of the university centre. Contact Rich Lehoucq (e-mail: rblehou@sandia.gov) or Shirley Day (tel.: Oxford (2)73885).

Newly appointed university lecturer and professional wife returning to Oxford seek house or flat to rent in central North Oxford from early Aug. Will be in Oxford 1–15 June for viewing. Dr Nicos Stavropoulos. Tel.: +30 (1) 360 1129 (until 31 May), Oxford 514540 (1–15 June); e-mail: nes@otenet.gr.

d'Overbroeck's College is now planning for the Sept. intake of students and looking for more good family and self-catering accommodation in North Oxford. We are particularly interested in self-catering flatlets/rooms within private houses for our A-level students. Excellent rates are paid through the college. If you think you can help or would like to know more, please telephone the Accommodation Office. Tel.: Oxford 310000.

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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Holiday Lets

Skopelos, Skiathos, Alonissos. We still have availability for lovely island houses with town, country, and seaside locations, sleeping 2–8 persons, prices from £39 p.p. p.w. Tel. for brochure: 00 30 424 22947, fax: 00 30 424 23057, e-mail: thalpos@otenet.gr.

France: southern Auvergne, in the Parc Régional des Volcans; charming self-contained ground-floor studio flat in a traditional 19th-c. stone house in hamlet in a magnificent unspoilt valley; recently restored; generous sized room furnished with country antiques (2 single beds), plenty of storage space, well-appointed kitchenette, fully tiled bathroom with large shower; use of delightful gardens full of roses and laid to terraces; splendid views. Would suit middle-aged couple, keen walkers, and lovers of unspoilt countryside. £100 p.w., £150 in Aug. All linen and cleaning inc.; electricity extra. Margaret Rubel. Tel.: 00 33 1 4887 1933 or 00 33 4 7147 9617.

Paris studio: charming courtyard studio apartment, period building, in the fashionable and very central Marais (Rue St Paul). Quiet, light, well-equipped and attractively furnished. £30 per night or £175 per week for members of the University. Available from 1 Aug. throughout the year. Tel.: Oxford 248532.

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.: 01722 335762, e-mail: jlbecker@compuserve.com.

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.

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House for Sale

A renovated period cottage forming a part of a detached Georgian house set in its own communal gardens with attractive courtyard and a large private portico entrance; 2 double bedrooms, 2 reception rooms, fitted kitchen, gas c.h., character features. £139,950. Contact RSL. Tel.: Oxford (2)72840 or 01993 703123.

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Parrot for Sale

African grey parrot for sale; talks, sings, laughs, whistles, etc.; £500 complete with cage. Further details from Linda Irving-Bell. Tel.: Oxford (2)71436 (mornings), or 558531 (evenings). n

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