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Oxford Chamber Music Society

Trinity Term Concerts. 9 May, 8.00 p.m.: Vellinger String Quartet, works by Haydn, Hugh Wood, Mendelssohn. 20 June, 8.00 p.m.: Ian Fountain (piano), works by Beethoven, Berg, Chopin, Rachmaninov, Janácek. Holywell Music Room. Tickets £10; in advance from the Playhouse Box Office (tel.: Oxford 798600) £9; concessions £4.50.

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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

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

West Country artist of national reputation is available to take commission for portraits in oil at reasonable prices. For more details, tel.: Oxford 726124.

Jeanne Bliss: garden designer and pruning adviser; colourful courtyards and roof gardens; Oxford and California. A two-hour initial visit: £30. Tel.: Oxford 515379.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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Domestic Services

Au pair or mature student required by family in Kidlington, 1 June–15 July (our Au Pair has to leave early). You have your own flat. Experienced driver essential. Must like cats. Children aged 16, 15, 12. For more details, tel.: Oxford 513816 (day), 842103 (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

Pembroke College: Accounts Assistant required to work in small team reporting to the College Accountant. Primary role will be operation of College payroll; other duties include petty cash, dealing with student queries, and assisting with the running of the Sales and Purchase Ledgers. We are seeking someone who is accurate, numerate, computer literate, and enthusiastic. You should possess a minimum of 2 years accounts experience, including detailed knowledge of payroll. Salary dependent on qualification and experience, in range £11,000–£13,000 for a 37.5 hour week. For details and application form, please apply to the College Accountant, Pembroke College, Oxford, OX1 1DW, tel.: Oxford (2)76424. Pembroke College is an equal opportunities employer.

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Houses to Let

Summertown, in attractive quiet location convenient for shops, schools, buses. Comfortable, well-maintained, detached house; 4 bedrooms, 2 sitting-rooms, dining-room, study, large kitchen, breakfast-room, bathroom, shower, 2 w.c.s, gas c.h., gardens (gardener included); car space. Available from late Aug. to careful non-smoking family. £1,200 p.c.m. plus bills. Tel.: Oxford 558511.

Beautiful, sunny, quiet, modernised terrace house in central Headington, close to shops and London coach services, 25-ft. living-room, upstairs bathroom, fitted kitchen, fridge-freezer, autowasher, gas c.h., newly-decorated throughout. £750 p.c.m. plus bills. Available 1 May. Tel.: 01244 675417.

Fully furnished garden cottage in North Oxford to let from 15 May. Delightful 1-(double) bedroom cottage with living-room/kitchen, bathroom, gas c.h. situated close to Dragon School and Wolfson College. £600 p.c.m. Tel.: Oxford 554384.

Family holiday accommodation, central North Oxford: three- quarters of Victorian terrace house (self-contained); sleeps 6–7; attractive, well-equipped rear courtyard; street parking; 10 minutes from city centre; 3 minutes from water meadows and scenic canal route. £400 p.w. inclusive. Tel.: Oxford 559911.

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., washing machine, drier, TV, bicycles. Free street parking. £965 p.c.m. including utilities and Council Tax. Available 24 July–4 Sept. Dr Josephine Reynell, tel.: Oxford 516615, fax: 516616.

Walk to colleges: North Oxford house available from 1 Sept. 1999, for 1 year or less. Walk to colleges, train/bus stations; near Port Meadow. C.h., recently redecorated, desks, filing cabinets, several large closets, secluded garden, 2.5 bathrooms, washing machine, drier, telephone, linen, dishes, 2 bicycles. Quiet; suit visiting academics. Two bedrooms: £950 p.m., 3 bedrooms: £1,250 p.m. (includes 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.

Two-bedroom, semi-detached house, Harcourt Hill. Available for short to medium term let. Fully furnished and equipped following recent modernisation. Large open-plan living/dining-room, fitted kitchen, utility room, study, c.h., parking. Both bedrooms en suite. For details, contact Ann Rowcliffe at Westminster College Conference Centre. Tel.: Oxford 253358, e-mail: a.rowcliffe@ox-west.ac.uk.

City centre house with views of Thames, available for 4 months, June–Sept. Fully equipped, 3 bedrooms (2 double, 1 single), 2 bathrooms, gas c.h., garden, garage. £1,000 p.c.m. inclusive of charges except telephone calls. Tel.: Oxford 250462.

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.

Headington: 4-bedroom end-terrace property available 14 July–26 Sept. for visiting professionals, academics, students, or holiday lets. Close to frequent bus routes in quiet cul-de-sac. Lounge, dining-room; kitchen; bathroom; shower-room; garden; off-street parking. £850 p.c.m. or £250 p.w. All enquiries welcome. Tel.: Oxford 436858 (h), or 252182 (w).

Summertown: lovely 4-bedroom Victorian house. Through reception with stripped floors, kitchen/breakfast-room with French doors to garden, bathroom and en suiteshower room, side access. Unfurnished—available May onwards. £1,200 p.c.m. Tel.: Oxford 511397.

Four-bedroom furnished/unfurnished house beautifully decorated with wooden floors throughout. The house is in a quiet residential area, very close to the city centre. £1,200 p.c.m. plus deposit. Available from 1 Sept./1 Oct. for 1 year. Tel.: Oxford 247708.

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.

Headington: 4-bedroom house. sitting-room, dining-room, large kitchen, garage, gardens. Convenient for schools and hospitals. Available 15 Aug. 1999–31 July 2000. £950 p.c.m. Tel.: Oxford (2)76202 or 761316, e-mail: alan.bowman@christ-church.oxford.ac.uk.

Fully-furnished house to let: very quiet stret in East Oxford, bookshelves galore, 2 bedrooms, new bathroom, garden, easy walking distance from university and city centre, available Sept.–May or Sept.–Aug. £650 p.c.m. E-mail: dn44@umail.umd.edu.

Eighteenth-century thatched cottage in village 8 miles from Oxford, close to Thames. Three double bedrooms, 2 reception, conservatory, modern kitchen, c.h., garden, oak beams, open fires. To let May or June or Sept. £225 p.w. Tel.: 0171 625 1219.

West Osney: very quiet terrace house, available 3/4 months early May–late Aug. Situated near meadows and river. One double bedroom, large kitchen with washing machine, new gas cooker, fridge, freezer, dining-room, lounge, sitting-room/study, 40-ft. garden and patio, gas c.h. Fifteen minutes' walk from town centre. £650 p.m. including Council Tax and utility bills. Tel.: Oxford 728743.

Pretty 2-bedroom house close to Folly Bridge to let from May 1999. Loft studio, bosky garden, gas c.h., and dining extension add to its charms. £750 p.m. Suit academic couple. Tel.: 0171 727 9750, e-mail: judicaton@hotmail.com.

House in Cowley: 4 bedrooms (3 double, 1 single), large sitting/dining-room, washing machine, attractive garden. Available immediately. £800 p.c.m. Tel.: Oxford 249199.

Berkeley, California: Redwood cabin, comfortably modernised and furnished, fully equipped, in quiet wooded setting behind University with short walk to campus. Double bedroom, study, large living area, kitchen; split level on hillside with decks. Car possible. Available from May for short or longer lets. £350 p.w. inclusive. Brundin, tel.: Oxford 243466 (son of owner) or 001 510 8489479 (owner).

Careful tenants wanted for 3-bedroom house in Headington, end June–mid-Sept. £750 p.c.m. Cat and garden to be cared for. Tel.: Oxford 751295.

Fully-furnished house to let from 1 Sept. Percy Street, Oxford. Suit family or 3/4 sharing. Kitchen, dining-room, sitting-room (or can be 4th bedroom), 3 bedrooms, downstairs bathroom with shower and w.c., upstairs w.c., washing machine and drier, fridge/freezer, good garden shed, lockable side entrance to garden. Well maintained. £850 p.c.m. Tel.: Oxford 554384.

Horton-cum-Studley, village 4 miles East of Oxford. Charming 3-bedroom house with 2 reception, large kitchen, bathroom with w.c., shower room with w.c., c.h., garage, garden, excellent views of the countryside. Available mid- Oct.–beginning Dec. 1999. Price negotiable. Contact Catherine Shephard, tel./fax: Oxford 351520, e-mail: catherine.shephard@btinternet.com.

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

Flat to rent, available 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 cente. Non-smoker. £575 p.m. plus Council Tax. Tel.: 01993 852196.

High Street flat to let, available immediately until 31 Aug. Opposite Magdalen College. Accommodation comprises 1 double bedroom, lounge- diner with study area, kitchen, bathroom. Fully equipped and furnished. £625 p.c.m. including utilities. References and deposit will be required. Contact Mrs S. Williams, Administrator, Stanford University Centre in Oxford. Tel.: Oxford 728782, e-mail: stanford@sable.ox.ac.uk.

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.

Jericho: excellent furnished ground-floor flat in prime central location. Double bedroom, bathroom, large sitting-room/dining-room/kitchen. Shared use of courtyard garden. Garage if required. Available immediately. Suit non-smoking professionals; no children. £560 p.c.m. including heating and lighting. Tel.: Oxford 310800.

North Oxford (Summertown), self-contained, ground-floor, furnished flat, for non-smoking couple or single person. Separate entrance hall, sitting-room, double bedroom, kitchen, bathroom, Available immediately. £450 p.c.m. including c.h. (electricity extra). Tel.: Oxford 512959 or (2)77281.

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. 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. (1) First-floor (available now): double bedroom, drawing-room, kitchen, bathroom. (2) Ground-floor (available now): 1 double, 1 single bedroom, drawing-room, kitchen, bathroom. Off-street parking; large secluded garden. Tel./fax: Oxford 552400.

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Summer Lets

Spacious family house, Summertown, North Oxford. Edwardian detached house available from 26 July to 31 Aug. Within minutes of Summertown shopping area, buses to city centre, swimming pool, tennis courts, and countryside walks. Fully equipped and attractively furnished, all mod. cons. including washing machine, drier, dishwasher, microwave, TV, video, hi-fi. Four bedrooms, a large attic for children to play, bathroom with w.c., shower room, separate w.c., 2 reception, large dining-room, large kitchen leading to conservatory-living-room and garden. Tel.: Oxford 511007 (evenings) or (2)70490 (day), fax: (2)70757.

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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.

House-share in south Oxford (Marlborough Road); sunny bedroom; shared kitchen, bathroom, and large reception room; garden front and back; fat affectionate cat. £300 p.c.m. plus bills. Available 1 May or sooner. Tel.: Oxford 727725 (h), or 556767, ext. 4649 (w); e-mail: schads@oup.co.uk.

Two properties, North Oxford, well within ring road. Both quiet, with lovely views to open countryside, near bus route. (1) Self-contained, luxury, open plan accommodation with patio. Suit visiting academic, single/couple. Available from end Apr. £650 p.m. (single), £700 p.m. (couple), including electricity. (2) Beautiful, unusual, open-plan, fully-furnished modern house. Off- street parking and small patio garden. Suit visiting academic/professional couple. £895 p.m. including Council Tax and water rates. Available from July 1999. Regret no children, pets, or smokers. Tel.: Oxford 515085, e-mail: trishaboyd@hotmail.com.

Available from June 1999: family accommodation in central North Oxford—excellent schools; three-quarters of attractive Victorian well-equipped house; 28-ft. sitting-room; 3 double bedrooms, etc; courtyard garden; parking; 10 minutes' walk to city centre; close to water meadows and scenic canal. £1,100 p.c.m. (excluding bills). Tel.: Oxford 559911.

North Oxford : short or long let; independent male graduate to share quiet house facing the Thames and Port Meadow. Spacious room. Share of kitchen. £70 p.w. including bills. Tel.: Oxford 515379.

Two attractive double rooms in large, comfortable, 4-bedroom house. Gas c.h., dishwasher, washing machine, drier. Small garden. Pleasant East Oxford location. Suit non-smoking graduates or professionals. £340 and £310 p.c.m. Contact Stephen, tel.: Oxford (2)71914 (office), 791079 (home).

Spacious and beautiful family house available to rent for month Aug. All modern facilities; lovely garden; 5 minutes from summertown shopping area; regular bus service to city centre. Rent £1,200 p.m. including all services. Precise dates and rent are flexible and negotiable. Self-contained studio flat attached to main house, suit single person, might also be available for same period, £400 inclusive. Contact Prof. G.A. Dover, tel.: Oxford 554300 (Wed.–Sun.) or 0116 2523983 (Mon.–Wed. morning).

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.).

Large double bed-sitting room with private bathroom in central Oxford, close to city cntre and Christ Church. Available for short lets. Recently re-furbished and decorated. Own telephone, fridge, and basic cooking facilities. £300 p.c.m. (£375 for 2 people) plus share of heating bills. Tel.: Oxford724840.

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Accommodation Sought

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 centre. Will consider house swap, current residence is a 4-bedroom house in Cconcord, Massachusetts (suburban Boston), and is well suited for small children. Contact Bill Welhelm. Tel. (USA): 001 617 552 3990, e-mail: william.wilhelm@bc.edu.

Female graduate student seeks accommodation (full board) for period 10 May–10 July 1999, in central Oxford or the Headington area. House- , dog-, or baby-sitting possible. The less expensive the better. Reference from Oxford University professor available. Please contact Regina, tel. (Hungary): 00 36 30 9105353, e-mail: Saphier@westel900.net, local contact: tel.: Oxford 727261.

Visiting professor and wife need 2-bedroom, fully-furnished apartment/flat, with c.h., laundry facilities, parking garage; near to Oxford 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.

Visiting Canadian Fellow, wife, and child seek furnished flat or house, preferably within walking distance to the University, for 3- to 4- month period starting in June or July. Dr Robert Allison. Tel.: +1-905-858-2544, e-mail: allison@hpl.crestech.ca.

Visiting professor and wife need comfortable and convenient house or flat in Oxford, 5–19 July. Local references available. Professor Jerzy Limon. Tel./fax: 00 48 58 629 3689.

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.

Norwegian academic visitor with small family seeks (2)/3- bedrooms within walking/biking distance of city cente, from July/Aug. 1999 to June/July 2000. Please contact Rev./Major Bard Maeland (+)47 2262 0232, e-mail: bamaelan@online.no.

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: ftheir@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.

Visiting fellow from Germany (3 children) seeks 2/3-bedroom house or flat from 11 Sept. 1999–31 Aug. 2000; preferably North Oxford, Wolvercote. Offers elsewhere will be considered. Tel.: 0049 351 202 15 17 (after 5 p.m.)—we will ring back, e-mail: Lieb@rcs.urz.tu-dresden.de

One/two-bedroom cottage/flat in, or within driving distance of, Oxford for NZ writer and his wife researching at the University. June–Nov. 1999. Up to £550 p.c.m. Please contact James McNeish, 67 Walter Road, Lowrey Bay, Wellington 6008, NZ. Tel.: 00 64 4 568 9118, e-mail: national.fellow@nat.lib.govt.nz.

Professional couple with toddler seek to rent 2-bedroom house or apartment within walking distance of the centre of Oxford, for 2–3 months from May. Dates negotiable. Please tel.: Oxford 241995.

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

Large comfortable house in Headington to exchange for house near sea in UK/France/Spain for 3 weeks, approx. 20 July–10 Aug. Tel.: Oxford 769328 (after 6 p.m.), e-mail: gross@bioch.ox.ac.uk.

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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

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 Gibraltar. Tel.: Oxford 511657.

North Pembrokeshire coast: snug cottage in secluded rural setting near sea. Ideal 2/3 but can sleep more. Pets/children welcomed. Stove, books, garden, walking, public transport. Reasonable weekly rates. Brochure/information. Tel.: 01348 872080.

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.

Italy, Umbria: Assisi National Park. Two double bedrooms, kitchen/dining-room, large bathroom. Own road, superb views, wildlife. Lombardia: Lake Como. Village house apartment closely overlooking lake. One double bedroom, bathroom, kitchenette, dining/sitting-room, terrace; 20 minutes Como city. £900 p.m./£300 p.w./£550 per fortnight for either let. Tel.: Oxford 768775.

Crete: a tradiational Cretan house in Rethimno, superbly renovated to provide space and comfort in beautifully-furnished surroundings. Elevated vine-covered sitting area with brick barbecue perfect for al fresco dining. Situated in the quiet area of the Old Town, near long sandy beaches, tavernas, shops, and the many interesting sights in and around this historic area. Sleeps 4 (1 double, 1 twin). Available year round. £250 p.w., £900 p.m. Tel./fax: 0030 831 56525.

Tuscany: farmhouse around beautiful medieval village of Loro Ciuffenna near Florence Sienna and Arrezo. Two bedrooms, attic, 2 bathrooms, terrace. £300 p.w. (July/Aug. £350 p.w.). Other farmhouses to rent and apartments with swimming pool. For details, tel.: 0171 3282454, e-mail: kensaat@zoo.co.uk.

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.

Le Marche: hidden secret of Italy, unspoilt, seductive and beautiful. Two stone-built, spacious, properties. (1) Cottage: sleeps up to 6 in 3 double bedrooms, beams, wood fire, terracotta and wood floors. (2) Farmhouse: sleeps up to 12 in 5 double, 1 single. Both newly decorated and furnished. Lovely garden, pool, stunning mountain views, vineyards, olives, fruit trees. Porto San Giorgio for Swimming, sandy beaches, water sports; skiing at Mt Sasso Tetto; market towns; summer opera season at Macerata. Great location for get-together or quiet escape. Please contact Angela or Barry Knell, tel.: 01721 742 721, www.users.globalnet.co.uk/~barryk/.

Prince Edward Island, Canada. Original 19th-c. green gabled 4-bedroom farnhouse on a quiet red road, bicycle to white sand beaches, golf, PEI National Park, boating and fishing harbour. Scope for imagination with a panoramic view of woodlands, fields, and the Gulf of St Lawrence. Furnished. £300 p.w. Contact Nedd Kenney, tel.: 001 902 964 3433, e-mail: neddkenney@yahoo.com.

Greece: detached hosue to the west of Corinth, own garden, right on the beach, shaded terrace with view to sea, sleeps 6. Near tavernas, shops, and a good centre for exploring the Peloponnese and Delphi. Available May–15 July. £250 p.w. Tel.: Oxford 552839.

Farmhouse accommodation in beautiful Dordogne countryside between Angoulème and Perigeaux. Sleeps 6. Available to rent May/Sept. from £130 p.w. For details, tel.: 01295 780641.

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 gardens. Flats 32 and 32A have 2 floors each. Property value £520,000. Tel.: Oxford 556460 (preferably before noon). n

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Flat for Sale

Retirement flat for sale. Two-bedroom ground-floor on small development, Boars Hill. Entrance hall, lounge/diner, kitchen, bathroom, master bedroom, second bedroom, 2 good-size built-in wardrobes/store cupboards. Communal grounds, private parking, laundry, resident manager. This appartment 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 please to drive subsequent to complete body and mechanical restoration. To view, tel.: Oxford 284274, e-mail: hugh.forsyth@yahoo.com.

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