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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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Tuition Offered

Artist (MA, Slade), offers one-to-one tuition in Fine Art: painting, drawing, and History of Art at all levels. Mark O'Rourke. Tel.: Oxford 559354.

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: lantano@telelinc.es.

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Services Offered

Long-established Oxford builder (25 years). Property maintenance, renovations, extensions. Every aspect of the building trade covered. Free estimates. Academic references available. Richard Edwards. Tel.: Oxford 343562.

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.

Spring 2000: create a low-maintenance spring-flowering garden with herbs, shrubs, and dwarf bulbs. Jeanne Bliss, Landscape Designer and Lecturer, Oxford and California. A two-hour initial visit: £30. Tel.: Oxford 515379.

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 www.sigmametrics.co.uk, or e-mail Dr N.T. James, B.Ch., BM, MA, M.Sc. (Oxon.) with initial enquiries and requirements. E-mail: n.t.james@sigmametrics.co.uk.

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

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: 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.

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Retail Services

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

The History House. Mail order bookshop: discounts available on all subjects. Post free in the UK. Research and Information Service. Enquiries to The History House, The Old Brewery, Priory Lane, Burford, Oxon. OX18 4SG. Tel.: 01993 824754, fax: 01993 824129, e-mail: judith@history.u-net.com.

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Domestic Services

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

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Situations Vacant

Clarendon Press Institute, Walton Street: applications invited for the post of full-time Janitor. The person appointed will provide security, reception, and maintenance duties for the Institute, which houses two university units, the Institute for Chinese Studies and the Centre for Comparative Philology and Linguistics, and will act as the first contact point for visitors and some telephone callers. The main duties of the post include ensuring that the security of the building is maintained, including controlling access via the front entrance to the building; ensuring general maintenance of the building and equipment; reception and post duties; minor repairs; and assistance in the common room, as necessary. Previous experience in a similar post, particularly in a university setting, may be an advantage. The post is for 5 years in the first instance (with the possibility of renewal thereafter). Ancillary grade P07; salary £4.86 p.h. Further particulars are available from Mrs E.J. Webber, Oriental Institute, Pusey Lane, Oxford OX1 2LE, to whom applications, inc. details of any previous experience and the names of two referees, should be sent by 5 July. Tel.: Oxford (2)88202.

Postgraduate/mature student: 2 rooms in large friendly North Oxford family home offered in exchange for some after-school care of our 10- year-old daughter, and some light housekeeping duties. Tel.: Oxford 553244.

Worcester College: an experienced Nurse is required to work 2 hours per morning, Mon.–Fri., term-time only, to look after the medical well- being of the students and staff members and to liaise with the college doctor. Salary will be on grade F or G, according to experience. Further details and an application form are available from Mrs Vanda Thomas, Bursar's Secretary. Tel.: Oxford (2)78335, e-mail: vanda.thomas@worc.ox.ac.uk.

Oral historian required by the Cutteslowe Community Association, to help start up and run a group with the aim of discovering the memories of residents and recording the history of Cutteslowe from c.1930 to the present. We have funds available to support this project, and voluntary but unskilled helpers; we need a person who can give capable and experienced guidance and ensure that the scheme develops on the right lines. We are looking to Sept. as a start date. If you are interested, please ring the association's answer-phone, and leave your name and address or telephone number. We shall then get in touch with you to answer your questions. Tel.: Oxford 311172.

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Houses to Let

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: info@harrisracing.co.uk.

Central Oxford, only 5 minutes from Christ Church/Pembroke College or rail station; small modern 2-bedroom house, available for 6 weeks, mid- Oct.–early Dec.; quiet residential area; 1 minute to river. Rent negotiable in exchange for services to resident cat requiring meals, etc. Suit single person or close couple. Tel.: Oxford 249540.

North Oxford : well-furnished 3-bedroom house in a cul-de-sac quiet road available from Aug.; c.h. and all modern facilities inc. washer-drier, microwave, satellite TV; front and back gardens with a fish-pond; access to good local school, cycling distance to city centre and the University. Close to beautiful public park and sports ground. £720 p.c.m., professional family preferred. Tel.: +44 1732 454269, e-mail: w.j.wang@sussex.ac.uk, or zyxie@hotmail.com.

Cotswolds house, Moreton in Marsh, 26 miles from Oxford, 35 minutes by train; 3 bedrooms; fully equipped; stylish interior; garden. Available to let for a year immediately. £500 p.c.m. exc. water, gas, electricity, telephone, and council tax. Tel.: 01608 650336.

Terrace house, west Oxford, to let Sept. 1999–Aug. 2000; 10 minutes' walk to central Oxford, 5 minutes' walk to station, 15 minutes to Radcliffe Infirmary; excellent condition; 3 bedrooms (inc. 1 study-bedroom); quiet cul-de-sac overlooking playing-field; fully furnished and equipped (gas c.h., fireplace, phone, TV, video, fitted kitchen, washer-drier, fridge, freezer, microwave); small garden with sunny patio. Both dates flexible. £700 p.c.m. Tel.: 0044 521 163569 or 1064592, e-mail: h.j.glock@reading.ac.uk.

Iffley Village: new 3-bedroom luxurious house, available 1 Sept., fully furnished, with parking facilities; deposit and references required; non- smoking, professionals only. Rental min. of one year £900 p.c.m. plus bills. Tel.: Oxford 245740.

North Oxford : well-furnished family house to let in St Margaret's area; 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, garden. Available Aug./Sept 1999–July 2000. £1,200 p.c.m. Tel.: Oxford (2)70209 or 721059, e-mail: richard.little@admin.ox.ac.uk.

Jericho: elegant town house on corner position, beautifully refurbished and furnished; 3 bedrooms, 2 reception rooms, fitted kitchen, bathroom, courtyard garden. Suit academic couple. Short or long lease. £1,300 p.c.m. Homefinders. Tel.: Oxford 311129.

Academic year: family house available in North Oxford; 3 bedrooms, separate living- and dining-rooms; lovely garden. Suitable for professional/academic family. Available 1 Oct. £775 p.c.m. Tel.: Oxford 302305.

Rare opportunity: a large 5-bedroom family house built in 1831 in the Gothic style; extensively modernised with family kitchen/breakfast rooms, 2 bathrooms, and a shower room. Garden and parking for two. Unfurnished. Available now, £2,000 p.c.m. Tel.: Oxford 302313.

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: info@harrisracing.co.uk.

Summertown, North Oxford: 3-bedroom fully-furnished house with quiet garden; excellent local schools; 2 minutes' walk from Summertown shops and sports centre; easy bus access to University, hospitals, and city centre. Comfortable semi-detached house; 3 bedrooms, study, large living-room, kitchen, bathroom (bath and shower); gas c.h.; street parking for car; available from middle of Aug. or beginning of Sept., £900 p.c.m. (inc. water rates but exc. council tax). Tel./fax: Oxford 558721 or Windsor (01753) 858114; e-mail: maxpeberdy@aol.com.

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 6 months. Tel.: Oxford (2)73788 (day), 244387 (evenings); e-mail: ahmet.oral@materials.ox.ac.uk.

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 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: jpallison@brookes.ac.uk.

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

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

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

Modern 2-bedroom apartment to rent with south-facing balcony off Banbury Road (Thackley End). Within short walking distance of Oxford city centre. £670 p.m. plus council tax and electricity. Available from 15 Aug. for 1 year or longer. Tel.: Oxford 735679 (evenings).

Woodstock Road, Oxford: to let 1 Oct. 1999–31 May 2000. Large second-floor flat, overlooking St John's College sports field; lounge, 23 ft., gas fire; bedroom same; large hall; kitchen, gas cooker, fridge, microwave, new washer; large bathroom with separate shower cubicle; 10 minutes from city centre by bus. Suitable for academics or professional people. No children. £550 p.m. Tel.: Oxford 556780.

Central North Oxford, just off Banbury Road, within easy walking distance of city, schools, and Science Area: newly decorated, quiet, attractive, and well-furnished flat available from Aug.; 1 double, 1 single bedroom; large living-room with balcony facing south over communal gardens; c.h.; washing-machine; private parking. £750 p.c.m. Tel.: Oxford 553294, e- mail: marina.dealarcon@prm.ox.ac.uk.

Central North Oxford: spacious, attractive flat in Victorian conversion; comfortably furnished; 1 large double bedroom, study/bedroom, sitting-room, large breakfast-room/kitchen; lovely views over gardens. Regret no children or pets. Non-smokers only. Ideal for academic couple. For 1 year from mid-July, longer preferred. £950 p.c.m. Tel.: Oxford 514036.

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.

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.

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

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

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

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

Central North Oxford: lovely, sunny and spacious 4-bedroom detached home on friendly street; fully furnished and equipped with all mod. cons.; easy walk to city centre, Summertown shops, community centre and pool, and university buildings (bus service also available). Ample, pretty, enclosed gardens. Off-street parking. Available 20 July–28 Aug. Tel.: Oxford 513321 (evening), or 284238 (day).

Central North Oxford: 2-bedroom attic flat in large Victorian house; share front entrance and staircase with owner; own kitchen and bathroom; well furnished and presented. Suit academic/student. Short let until Sept. £595 p.c.m. all inc. Homefinders. Tel.: Oxford 311129.

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: clsaf@csv.warwick.ac.uk.

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

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

Two mature professionals seek unfurnished 3-bedroom house, up to £800 p.c.m., Marston to Wolvercote. Tel.: Oxford 744755.

Bedsits wanted: do you have a property close to the city centre, where we could accommodate supervised overseas students here on language courses? Required from July/Aug. Tel.: Oxford 302313.

Quiet mature-age postgraduate overseas female student on modest income seeks accommodation or small flat in the North Oxford area. I am happy to assist with housework, gardening, caring, etc., to minimise cost. To commence Sept. or earlier. Impeccable references. Tel.: Oxford 735203.

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

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.

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.

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Holiday Lets

Ireland: follow in the footsteps of J.M. Synge to the fabled Aran Islands, the mysterious moonscape of the Burren, and the dramatic cliffs of Moher by renting a beautifully refurbished cottage or first-floor studio at a unique holiday and retreat centre in the rolling hills of East Clare. Hill walking, fishing, horse-riding, historic castles, Celtic island forts, monasteries, traditional Irish music, waterfall and bathing pool, all at your door. Eight-bed cottage ideal for families, £150–£300 p.w., studio suitable for couple, £75–£150, all rates seasonally adjusted. Stan and Clare de Freitas. Tel.: 00 353 61 367073, e-mail: sunyata_ireland@hotmail.com.

Lyme Regis: holiday cottage, central quiet situation bordering river walk, 4 minutes' level walk to sea and shops; safe enclosed garden; 3 bedrooms (double, twin, single); cot available; colour TV; washing-machine. Regret no pets. Available weeks commencing 14 Aug., 28 Aug., some dates June, July, Sept. £210–£345 p.w. Tel.: 01628 627021.

Florence: share newly renovated flat (near Piazza del Carmine) with 3 delightful cats (cat supplies provided). Sleeps 3–5; 2 bathrooms; washing-machine and dish-washer; furnished terrace. Available Sat., 24 July–Sat., 28 Aug. £300 p.w. Walsh. Tel.: 00 39 055 239 8759, e-mail: walsh@posta.cce.unifi.it.

Provence: delightful secluded cottage set on unspoilt hillside overlooking vineyards and olive groves; sleeps 4–5; well equipped and comfortably furnished; all linen provided. One hour St Tropez and Lac de Ste Croix, 50 minutes Aix-en-Provence. Available Aug./Sept. £160 p.w. Noëlle Paxton. Tel.: 01295 750769, e-mail: NJZDPaxton@aol.com.

Charming terrace house for short and long lets in conservation zone of unspoilt Southwold (Suffolk), seconds from the sea. Sleeps 4+. Marvellous area for walking, cycling (2 bicycles available), church visiting, bird watching, and pub-hopping. Tel.: Oxford 513464 (evenings).

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

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

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

1985 VW Polo, left-hand drive with only 83,000 miles; amenities inc. sunroof and cassette stereo; perfect car for foreigner student/academic who wishes to have a simple car to run errands or make short trips. Present owner must leave Oxford and is eager to sell. £750 or best offer. Contact Catherine Clover. Tel.: Oxford 280242. n

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