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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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Friends of the Ashmolean

Join the Friends now and come at Friends' rates to the private evening at the Royal Academy's Van Dyck exhibition on Sun., 26 Sept. The Director of the Ashmolean, who has arranged the exhibition, will give an introductory talk in the Reynolds Room and wine and canapés will be offered. Apply to the Friends' Office, the Ashmolean Museum, weekday mornings 10 a.m.–12.30 p.m. Tel.: Oxford (2)78016.

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Oxford International Review Inaugural Speaker Event

Lord Owen, former EU Representative in Bosnia-Herzegovina and ex-British Foreign Secretary, will speak on `NATO at 50: Redefinition or Retreat?', at 5 p.m. on Thur., 24 June, in the New Lecture Theatre, St Antony's College.

Chair: Sir Marrack Goulding, KCMG, Warden of St Antony's.

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Shift: recent paintings by Judith Tucker. Exhibition dates: 28 June–29 July. The Mary Ogilvie Gallery, St Anne's College, Woodstock Road, Oxford OX2 6HS. Open daily, 10 a.m.–4 p.m., subject to college commitments. Visitors are advised to telephone the college beforehand. Tel.: Oxford (2)74800.

Original watercolours of Oxford: Sanders of Oxford Summer Exhibition. John Doyle, MBE, President of the Royal Watercolour Society, London, 17–25 June. Sanders of Oxford, 104 High Street, Oxford OX1 4BW. Tel.: Oxford 242590, fax: 721748, e-mail:

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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

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Tuition Offered

Spanish lady (28), with degrees from the Universities of Barcelona and Paris, would like to give tuition/conversation in Spanish and French. She has experience with children, young students working for their exams or retakes, and mature students who wish to enjoy a new language. Tel.: Oxford 559408, e-mail:

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Services Offered

Architectural features and structure planting plan for your colourful courtyard. A two-hour initial visit: £30. Jeanne Bliss, Landscape Designer and Lecturer, Oxford and California. Tel.: Oxford 515379.

Secretarial services available. I am an experienced typist who is happy to undertake various typing jobs, e.g. theses, reports, audio-typing, or any other general secretarial tasks. Windows 95, Office 97, colour printer. My rates are reasonable and any job would be considered. For more information, tel.: Oxford 308486, from 5.30 p.m. (weekdays), and any time at weekends.

SigmaMetrics. 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, or e-mail Dr N.T. James, B.Ch., BM, MA, M.Sc. (Oxon.) with initial enquiries and requirements. E-mail:

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:

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.

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.

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:

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:

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

Twenty-year-old Polish girl student seeks au pair position with friendly family for the month of Aug. She will be willing to accompany you if you are taking a holiday somewhere in Britain. For more details tel. Oxford (2)70969 (day), or 552729 (evening/weekend).

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 ( 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 ( 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:

Oxford Research Group, an NGO working on nuclear issues, is looking for a full-time person to work as personal assistant to the director as well as administrative and research assistant to the group. To start in Sept. Further details from Georgina Harmer, Oxford Research Group, 51 Plantation Road, Oxford OX2 6JE, before 30 June. Tel.: Oxford 242819.

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Houses to Let

North Oxford family house, in favoured location close to schools, hospitals, University; 5 bedrooms, attic study, sitting-room, large kitchen, south- facing garden, parking for 2 cars. From 1 July. Tel.: Oxford 790640.

Edinburgh: house to let; 3 single bedrooms, 1 double, living- room, fully-equipped kitchen, washing-machine, garden; convenient to buses, shopping centre, and Kings Buildings. Available 1–31 July, £700; 1–21 Sept., £600. Tel.: Oxford 310714, e-mail:

House in Marston: fully furnished; 2 bedrooms, living-/dining- room, gas c.h., front and rear gardens, fully equipped kitchen, microwave, TV, washing-machine; 8 minutes to centre by bike or 20-min. walk through the University Parks. £625 p.c.m. inc. water-rates. Available 1 Sept., initially for a year. Tel.: Oxford 273788 (day), 244387 (evenings); e-mail:

Attractive detached house in North Abingdon, in quiet cul-de- sac with easy access to Oxford; 5 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 3 reception rooms, garages, gas c.h., fully furnished; suitable for a family. £1,200 p.c.m. plus council tax and utilities. Available end Aug. 1999–beginning Apr. 2000. Tel. the owners in France: 00 33 450 419 307.

Beautifully modernised house to let, east Oxford, for 9 months from end of Aug. Two double bedrooms, 2 studies, sitting-room, dining-room, 1½ bathrooms; c.h., washing-machine, dish-washer; 20 minutes' walk from Bodleian. Walled garden. £950 p.m. Tel.: Oxford 242966.

Jericho (North Oxford): furnished house available from 1 Sept., for 1 year or less. Walk to colleges, train station, bus station; near Port Meadow; c.h.; recently redecorated; desks, filing cabinet, several large closets, secluded garden, 2½ bathrooms, washing-machine, drier, telephone, linen, dishes, 2 bicycles; quiet; suitable for visiting academics. Two bedrooms £950 p.m.; three bedrooms £1,250 p.m. (inc. bedsit with separate kitchen and entrance). Contact J. Mackrell (evenings), tel.: Oxford 775567, or A. Gaston (Canada), tel.: 613 745 1368, fax: 613 745 0299, e-mail: Gaston@cyberus.CA.

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.

Secluded 2-bedroom house on riverside. Close to city centre. River and meadow views. Well-furnished. Small garden. Suit non-smoking couple; regret no children or pets. £750 p.c.m. Tel.: Oxford 245563, e-mail:

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 Sept., 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:

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:

Fully furnished 3-bedroom house in Marston, close to University, hospitals, and city centre; fitted kitchen (all mod. cons.), beautiful gardens, and elegant garden studio. Available from Aug. for min. of one year. £750 p.m. plus bills. Tel.: Oxford 404836 (day), or 308015 (evening); e-mail:

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

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:; Internet site:

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: 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:

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Flats to Let

To let from Sept.—Iffley Fields: pleasant well-furnished first-floor studio flat; spacious bedsitting room, kitchen, bathroom; own entrance and telephone. £400 p.c.m. inc. all bills except telephone. Non- smokers preferred. Tel.: Oxford 433977.

Central North Oxford: light and spacious 1-bedroom flat on top floor of large Victorian house. Living-room, kitchen, and bathroom. Partly furnished. Own separate entrance. £485 p.c.m. plus bills. Available now. Tel.: Oxford 461255.

Central North Oxford: 1- and 2-bedroom apartments; very convenient for all university departments; above average standard of accommodation; space, parking, and security; best suited to mature professionals and visiting academics. Available for the next academic year and various earlier dates from July; rents £620–£720 p.c.m. Tel.: Oxford 516144, fax: 437996.

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.

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:

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.

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

Live in comfort near the Thames, close to city centre; Victorian house; c.h.; 4 bedrooms; large split-level living-room; bathroom, bidet and w.c.; shower room and w.c.; pretty south-facing garden; new fully- equipped kitchen. Available for 6 weeks, 24 July–5 Sept. Tel.: Oxford 725193.

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:

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

Sunny, well-appointed North Oxford house to share with civilised academic. Own bedroom and study, own phone, quiet road, pretty garden; reasonable rent plus bills and council tax. Sept., possibly earlier; long let preferred. Tel.: Oxford 512091.

North Oxford , short or long let; independent male graduate wanted to share quiet house on bus-route, facing Port Meadow and the Thames. £72 p.w., inc. breakfast. Tel.: Oxford 515379.

Spacious detached house with large garden to share with two persons in green neighbourhood in Marcham. Quick access to A34 and Oxford. Frequent buses. Available 1 July. Single room £200 p.c.m., double room £250 p.c.m. Tel.: 01235 445124, e-mail:

Top-floor room in Victorian house in St Margaret's Road, North Oxford, available from early July for summer let or longer. Would suit quiet female academic. Bathroom and kitchen shared with one other (f). £70 p.w. inc. Tel.: Oxford 287485 (day), or 554977 (evening).

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:

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:

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: or Shirley Day (tel.: Oxford (2)73885).

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: Alternatively, we would invite you to visit our Web site at: 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:, Internet site:

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Accommodation Offered to Rent or Exchange

18th-c. house, 3 miles from city centre; 3 bedrooms; fully equipped; secluded garden; car available. Late Aug.–mid-Jan. Exchange for apartment Greenwich Village, New York, or rent, £750 p.c.m. (without car). Tel.: Oxford 778768, fax: 794199.

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Holiday Lets

South of France, Lot: 2 houses in small medieval village 5 kms from main town; one sleeps 6, with garden and beautiful view over Célé valley, £400 p.w. (£350 p.w. in Sept.); second sleeps 2, with garden, £250 p.w. (£200 p.w. in Sept.). Tel. for details: 01327 262889.

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:

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:

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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Car for Sale

MGB GT 1973; excellent condition; white; takes unleaded petrol; MOT and tax; overdrive; minilites; full service history and great fun to drive. £4,250 o.n.o. Tel.: Oxford 284271, e-mail: n

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