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Concerts

Ronald Morgan (piano) will play Mozart, Rondo in A minor, K.511; Berg, Sonata Op. 1; Rachmaninoff, Prelude Op. 32 No.10; Skryabin, ÉtudesOp. 2 No. 1 and Op. 8 No 12; Schubert, Sonata in A minor D.537; and François Morel, Deux Études de Sonorité, at 8 p.m. on Thur. 20 May in the Holywell Music Room. Ronald Morgan, who is from the Eastman School of Music in New York, is in Oxford as part of a European recital-tour. Tickets: £2/£1 on the door.

Organ recital: Dr George McPhee, MBE, will give an organ recital of works by J.S. Bach, Olivier Messiaen, and César Franck at 7.30 p.m. on Sat., 15 May, in Christ Church Cathedral. Admission £7, students £4, from Playhouse or at the door.

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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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School entry

Looking for a new school? Open morning for entry into Year 9 (third form) and the Sixth Form, Sat. 29 May, 10 a.m.--12.30 p.m. All welcome. d'Overbroeck's College, 1 Park Town, Oxford OX2 6SN. Tel.: Oxford 310000.

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Tuition Offered

Art in Summer: one-week holiday course for 10--14-year-olds of all abilities. Photography, ceramics, painting, drawing. Details from Sami Cohen. d'Overbroeck's College, 1 Park Town, Oxford OX2 6SN. Tel.: Oxford 310000.

Fun French activity weeks for children aged 4--14, running this summer at the Dragon School. Details from Kate Lee. Tel.: Oxford 750870.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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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Houses to Let

House to let in Grandpont, south Oxford: 4 bedrooms (two linked), kitchen, dining-room; for one year from 1 Oct. Rent £800 p.c.m. plus bills and council tax (if applicable). Suit non-smoking graduate couple and two friends. Tel. to view: Oxford 241845.

House in Oxford to let, 1 July--31 Aug.; 2.5 bedrooms, living/dining-room, large garden, fully equipped kitchen, telephone, TV, VCR, hi-fi, washing-machine; convenient to city centre and shops, 10 minutes to centre by bus or 20-min. walk through University Parks; £750 p.m. House in Edinburgh to let: 3 single bedrooms, 1 double; living-room, fully-equipped kitchen, TV, washing- machine, garden; convenient to buses and shopping centre. July £800, Aug. (Edinburgh Festival) £1,150, 1--21 Sept. £600. Combination to two houses possible. Tel.: Oxford 310714, e-mail: dmonas@werd.demon.co.uk.

Headington: 4-bedroom furnished family home with lounge, dining-room, gardens, gas c.h. Ideal location for hospitals. To let from 1 July for min. of one year. £1,300 p.c.m. (bond and full references required). Tel.: Oxford 777576 (6.30--7.30 p.m. only), or e-mail: bridgetrl.@hotmail.com.

Central North Oxford, available from 16 Aug. for 12 months (or 11 months if preferred). £900 p.c.m., superb furnished Victorian terrace, 2 bedrooms, bathroom, living-room, study, maple fitted kitchen/diner, wooden floors, c.h., all mod. cons., garden, perfect location. E-mail: sandra.pyne@ibm.net.

Headington: recently-refurbished, 3-bedroom, semi-detached family house in quiet residential neighbourhood. Available 1 Aug. for 1 year (maybe longer). Unfurnished. Excellent location convenient for shops, JR, and all tranport. Suit corporate or academic family. E-mail: noflieson@aol.com.

Two-bedroom house, 15 minutes from Oxford centre; 1 Sept--30 June. Suit visiting academic. £600 p.c.m. E-mail: mdowler@netrover.com.

Summertown: lovely 3-bedroom Victorian terrace house, fully furnished and equipped. Available to let from Aug. 1999 for 1 year minimum, longer if required. Three double bedrooms, 2 reception, eat-in kitchen, overlooking pretty garden, 1.5 bathrooms, gas c.h., hardwood floors, washer/drier, dishwasher. Popular Summertown road, near shops, excellent schools, University, hospitals. £1,100 or $1,750 p.c.m. London contact tel.: 0181 874 5909 or New York tel.: 212 663 2664, fax: 212 531 1224, e-mail: glen.petry@umusic.com.

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: substantial, 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. Tel.: Oxford 797817 or 552770, fax: 797801.

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, bathroom 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.

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.

North Oxford : immaculate house, close to the A34. Suit non-smoking professional sharers or family. Accommodation on 3 floors: 4 bedrooms (3 double), sitting-room/dining-room, kitchen with extensive range of quality units, fitted fridge, dishwasher, waste disposal unit. Bathroom and shower-room, 2 w.c.s, washing machine/drier, freezer, gas c.h., double glazing; fully furnished with IKEA furniture. £875 p.c.m. Tel.: Oxford 750375 (8.30--5.30, Mon.--Fri.) Available Mon.--Fri.: delightful 2-bedroom Victorian terrace cottage in North Oxford/Upper Wolvercote. Fully furnished and equipped, pretty garden, off- street parking. Close to Port Meadow and frequent bus routes. Suit professional person working in Oxford or nearby during the week. Tel.: 0171 385 4387 (eve).

Period cottage available for academic year. Three bedrooms, fully furnished, all amenities. Large garden, quiet surroundings, tucked away on Old Boars Hill, just 4 miles from Oxford centre. £650 p.c.m. Tel.: 00 39 444 324729.

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Flats to Let

North Oxford : 1 Sept. 1999--31 May 2000, £570 p.m., fully equipped ground- floor flat suitable for two adults: dining-room/study, living-room/study, double bedroom, shower-room, kitchen; dish-washer, washing/drying machine, electric stove; c.h., carport, small garden. Stone, 266 Moore St., Princeton, NJ 08540, USA. Tel.: 609 921 2717.

Central Oxford, Grandpont. Newly-built, fully-furnished, ground floor luxury flat with parking and landscaped courtyard, within half mile walk of city, shops, rail station, 2 minutes to river and parkland. Two double bedrooms, 1 en suiteshower-room, 1 bathroom, fitted kitchen with dishwasher and washer/drier, sitting-room/dining-room with patio doors onto communal gardens. £825 p.c.m. Available from 1 Sept. for 1 year let. Contact Katie Enock, tel.: Oxford 558037 (eve.) or 0976 247353 (day), e-mail: katie.enock@phru.anglox.nhs.uk.

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 available now in extremely quiet, civilised, large Victorian house in this exclusive, leafy, residential Victorian suburb, with large, light, airy rooms. First-floor. Double bedroom, drawing-room, kitchen, bathroom. Off-street parking; large secluded garden. Tel./fax: Oxford 552400.

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.

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Summer Lets

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, 2 bathrooms, double reception room with stripped pine floor, large modern kitchen with french windows overlooking the garden. Gas c.h., fridge, freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, tumble drier, 2 TVs. Available 25 July--15 Aug. £800 for 3 weeks inclusive of all utilities except phone calls. Tel.: Oxford 247022, e-mail: tanya.tsikas@admin.ox.ac.uk.

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

Comfortable room in lovely home in Divinity Road; peaceful view and pretty garden; shared kitchen, bathroom, and reception room. £300 p.c.m. plus bills. Available May. Tel.: Oxford 251019 or 728760.

Exceptionally pleasant semi-independent accommodation with use of large garden in central North Oxford available in exchange for part-time housekeeping, cooking, shopping, etc. Arrangements could be flexible and open to experiment, but might typically require 10--15 hours p.w. Would suit responsible, fastidious, non-smoker, with above average domestic skills. Tel.: Oxford (2)71822 or 511840.

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.

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

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

Doctor and family seek to rent for at least one year, starting in August, an unfurnished house with four bedrooms in a quiet area in the vicinity of the European School in Culham. E-mail: Dwarndorff@aol.com.

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. Willing to pay up to £800 p.w. 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

Academic family looking to exchange comfortable house in Washington DC area for a home in Oxford; seeking a furnished 3--4-bedroom property with garden, and within cycling distance of city centre; prefer 2-year exchange starting late Aug. Will consider one year. Offering furnished 4-bedroom terrace (end unit), abuts 800-acre parkland; access to public transport; swimming-pool. Dr Stan Rosenberg. Tel: 703 425 7085 (h), or 703 914 5605, ext. 3104 (w); e-mail: srosenbe@tiu.edu.

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Accommodation Offered to Rent or Exchange

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

Mediterranean: attractive studio flatlet, third floor (lift), large study table, balcony, sleeps 2. Juan les Pins 5 minutes. Antibes 15 minutes' walk. Bus at door. Rent £75 p.w. (out of season), £120 (June), £200 p.w. (July, Aug.), £150 p.w. (Sept.). Claude Murray, tel.: 0181 347 6957, for details and photo of building.

Brittany: recently restored holiday cottage to let. Spacious accommodation in pretty country surroundings. Sleeps up to 8 people in 3 bedrooms. Near to Dinan and St Malo and easy access to plenty of safe sandy beaches. Prices from £175 p.w. For more details, tel.: Oxford 772207.

North Cornwall: standing deep in country lanes, this is a wonderful setting for nature lovers. The River Allen, designated site of `special scientific interest', flows past the meadows of this 10-acre smallholding. Lovely old farmhouse (c. 1800) has been caringly divided to provide a holiday cottage of great character. Only 5 miles from the coast; short drive to old fishing village of Port Isaac; Bodmin Moor; Camel Trail; 9 miles from Polzeath and Boscastle. Lounge with woodburner, well-equipped kitchen/diner, 2 bedrooms (1 double, 1 twin), bathroom/w.c., full night storage heating. Linen, cot, high chair provided. Regret no pets. £130--£399 p.w. Tel.: 01208 850280.

France: Lot region. Two houses: (1) Sleeps 6, 3 bedrooms en suite. £350-- £400 p.w. (2) Sleeps 2, £200--£250 p.w. Both detached with garden. Situated in small medieval village 3 miles from main town. Tel.: 01327 262889.

St Petersburg: quiet flat 10 minutes' walk from the Hermitage. £175 p.w. for 2 people; could take 4. For further information (and about cheep flights) e-mail: derek.parfit@all-souls.ox.ac.uk.

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.

Cornwall: solar eclipse camping: Extensively advertised in Universities throughout the country. £5 per person per night, offering large marquee with bar and entertainment. Over 2 minutes' full eclipse on 11 Aug. 1999. Toilets/showers. Sandy beaches close by. Site open 7 Aug.–21 Aug. Brochure: tel.: 01726 77660.

France: large farmhouse to let, beautiful chestnut grove, set in 3 hectares on edge of hamlet. Four rooms, plus bathroom and well-equipped kitchen. 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.

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 1 212 799 7223, e-mail: price@ymail.yu.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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House 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).

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Flat for Sale

Retirement flat for sale. Two-bedroom ground-floor flat on small development, Boars Hill. Entrance hall, lounge-diner, kitchen, master bedroom, second bedroom, 2 good-sized built-in wardrobes/store cupboards. Communal grounds, private parking, laundry, resident manager. This apartment particularly suitable for those needing extra care, as meals, cleaning, attendance care, transport to shops provided at extra cost. Tel.: Oxford 736009.

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For Sale

1955 Citroen Light 15 (Traction Avant). Right- hand drive with wood dash and leather interior trim. In beautiful condition and a pleasure 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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