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Concert

A Capella Portuguesa, directed by Olwen Rees, will sing music of the `Golden Age' in Seville, including Guerrero's Missa Sancta et immaculata, to mark the 400th anniversary of the composer's death; also Marian motets by Guerrero, Morales, and Peñalosa. At 8.15 p.m. on Sat., 29 May, in the chapel, Queen's College. Tickets £9 (£6 concessions, £4 students), from the Playhouse or at the door.

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Swifts in a Tower

Copies are sought of the 2 studies of the swift colony nesting in the tower of the University Museum of Natural History. As a result of the live video relayed to the museum court during the breeding season, several requests are made for these books. Their resale through the museum shop would support the work of the OUMNH. Should you have an unwanted copy of David Lack's classic Swifts in a Tower, or of Derek Bromhall's Devil Birds, please contact (or leave a message for) Margaret Williamson. Tel.: Oxford (2)72961.

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Books bought and sold

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

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School entry

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

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Assistance with reading sought

Author/academic with great sense of humour but failing eyesight seeks someone to read to him, 1 day per week, for a couple of hours, in exchange for delicious meals or a negotiable fee. A lively interest in current affairs, sport, nutrition, or the media would be very helpful. Tel.: Oxford 248403 (daytime only).

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Tuition Offered

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

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The Bodleian Shop

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

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Services Offered

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.

Typing/word-processing/presentation service. Is your thesis ready? Professional typing of theses/reports/journals, etc. Giving a lecture? Marketing a product or service? A PowerPoint presentation could be what you need. Tel. for further details: Oxford 865952.

Shipping? Abyssinia to Zanzibar, New York to Newmarket. Today, tomorrow, next week? All the best options are at Mail Boxes Etc. Will collect from college, home, factory, or elsewhere. Also 24-hour photocopying, secure mailboxes, computer workstation, high-grade colour photocopying, faxing, laminating, binding, etc. 266 Banbury Road, Summertown, Oxford OX2 7DL. Contact Justin Brookes. Tel.: Oxford 514655, fax: 514656, e-mail: summertown@020.mbe.uk.com.

Tax advice. Ex-KPMG Chartered Accountant specialises in assisting professionals and small businesses with tax problems including self- assessment. Convenient North Oxford premises. To receive further information please tel.: Oxford 513381, e-mail: 100430.145@compuserve.com.

Windows, doors, and conservatories installed with craftsmanship and care by Oxford's longest-established double glazing company. A third- generation family firm, we believe in giving clear practical advice without pressure or obligation. Proud to have served over 30 university colleges. Oxford Double Glazing, tel.: Oxford 248287.

Oxuniprint, Oxford University Press—the University Printers: specialising in booklet and publicity material, typesetting, printing, and finishing. Output Bureau provides high-quality output from disc from all major DTP programs onto paper, bromide, colour-separated positive or negative film; high-quality specialist colour copier service. For service, quality, and competitive prices contact Oxuniprint, Oxford University Press, Great Clarendon Street, Oxford. Tel.: Oxford 514691, fax: 514010.

Town and Country Trees: professional tree surgeons. All aspects of arboriculture undertaken including orchard and shrub pruning, planting, hedge trimming, stump grinding, etc. Quality work at competitive prices. We are fully insured. For a free quotation, call Paul Hodkinson. Tel.: 01869 351540.

Personal Computer Consultants: we offer expert advice and tuition for both hardware and software. On-site service at home or in the office. We provide upgrades for most computers, or alternatively we now supply our range of personally-built to your own specifications K Tec computers. We will also supply or source software to match your requirements. For a quality service matched with competitive prices, contact Chris Lewis, tel.: Oxford 461222, fax: 461333.

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Domestic Services

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

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Situations Vacant

Primary teacher needed in Kenya. We are a family living in the bush in Tsavo National Park, Kenya. We are making a wildlife film and we need a creative and self-motivated teacher for our boys, aged 4 and 7. We are looking for someone who enjoys being with children and is confident in teaching both science and art. If you are musical as well, you are probably the person we are looking for. The job is for one year from Sept. Tel.: 01725 512324.

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Houses to Let

South-facing, open aspect, detached 4-bedroom unfurnished house in beautiful and quiet garden in Sutton Courtenay. Easy access to Oxford, Didcot railway station (London), Abingdon, and European School in Culham. Available for medium- or long-term let from 1 July. £1,800 p.c.m. inc. garden maintenance. Tel.: 01235 848736.

Michaelmas Term: attractive 3-bedroom furnished home in beautiful location with maintained garden; well-equipped kitchen, dining-room, living-room, conservatory, 2 bathrooms, garage. Would suit academic couple. £900 p.m. inc. gardening and cleaning. Tel.: Oxford 302344.

Lucerne Road, North Oxford: 3-bedroom detached house, recently refurbished; furnished; gas c.h.; garage; gardens. Available for July and Aug. Rent negotiable. Suit professional couple. Brooks Property Management. Tel.: Oxford 728597.

North Oxford family house to let; 5 bedrooms, large kitchen, sitting room, attic office, long south-facing garden, own parking; ideally suited to visiting academic families; situated in much sought-after area close to schools, colleges, and centre. To let from 1 July for 1 year or more. Tel.: Oxford 790640.

Quiet modernised terrace house, fully furnished, central North Oxford; c.h., 2 bedrooms, garden. Suitable for visiting academics. Available to let to one or two persons only from mid-Sept. for the academic year. Tel.: Oxford 512747.

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

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

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

New 2-bedroom house on Oxford Waterside estate (Jericho) to let on a short-term basis from the end of May. Furnished to very high standard, all mod. cons., garden, view over Port Meadow. £800 p.c.m. Guy. Tel.: 01753 886516 or 0370 753915.

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

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

North Oxford : immaculate house, close to the A34. Suit non-smoking professional sharers or family. Accommodation on 3 floors: 4 bedrooms (3 double), sitting-room/dining-room, kitchen with extensive range of quality units, fitted fridge, dishwasher, waste disposal unit. Bathroom and shower-room, 2 w.c.s, washing machine/drier, freezer, gas c.h., double glazing; fully furnished with IKEA furniture. £875 p.c.m. Tel.: Oxford 750375 (8.30--5.30, Mon.--Fri.)

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

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

Three properties: (1) Summertown: substantial, well-presented, furnished, 4-bedroom family home. Fully equipped spacious kitchen/dining area. Two attractive lounges and south-facing garden. Very conveniently situated for Summertown shops. Available July, £1,700 p.c.m. (2) Central North Oxford: unfurnished 3-bedroom home. Lounge, very spacious lounge/dining area and kitchen equipped with all electrical appliances. Conveniently located for city centre. Available May, £1,150. (3) Whytham village: 3-bedroom character cottage. Fully furnished. Very large secluded garden. Available June. £1,500 p.c.m. Tel.: Oxford 797817 or 552770, fax: 797801.

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. n

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Flats to Let

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.

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.

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

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

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

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

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Summer Lets

Delightful wooden detached house on outskirts of Oxford (in country lane) to let for July and Aug.; quarter-hour by bus from centre; 2 double bedrooms and 1 single, bathroom with shower, fully fitted kitchen (dishwasher, freezer, washing-machine, etc.), gas c.h., TV, large sitting-room, garage, bicycles, garden. £600 p.c.m. inc. of charges except phone calls. Available beginning of July. Mrs Margaret Anderson. Tel.: 0171-637 0646.

Three-bedroom Victorian terrace house off the Iffley Road available for rent for the month of July. All mod. cons., grand piano, bicycles, etc. A car could also be made available. £250 p.w. Contact Nick. Tel.: Oxford 725735.

Selection of holiday lets available over the summer months within walking distance of Oxford city centre, ranging from 3-bedroom cottages to 7-bedroom town houses. All holiday lets are fully furnished and equipped. Rents from £850 p.m. inc. of council tax and utilities. Finders Keepers. Tel.: Oxford 311011, e-mail: oxford@finders.co.uk, Internet: www.finders.co.uk.

Islip: lovely spacious period cottage in beautiful village (conservation area), 5 miles from central Oxford, available Sat. 31 July–Sat. 28 Aug.; in very quiet lane with easy access to city by bus, train, or car; sitting-room, dining-hall, large conservatory/playroom, very large kitchen/dining-room (Aga, electric hob and oven, microwave, dishwasher, fridge, freezers, and cooler), laundry room (washing-machine and drying area), 4 bedrooms (sleeps 8), 2 bathrooms, dressing-room, and shower/cloakroom. Large and pretty garden with terrace. Garage. £350 p.w. Tel.: Oxford 841759, fax: 371939.

Live in comfort near the Thames and a short walk from the city centre. Beautiful Victorian house, 4 bedrooms, south facing garden, c.h. Architect converted, large split-level living-room, pale wood floors, dining-room, new and fully-equipped kitchen, bathroom with bidet and w.c., shower-room with w.c. Available 6 weeks, 24 July–5 Sept. 1999. Price negotiable. Tel.: Oxford 725193.

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Accommodation Offered

Excellent value rooms available in landscaped location with outdoor swimming pool. Ideal for single academic/professional. Three miles from Oxford centre with cycle and bus routes close by. Available now for long- and short-term lets at £275 p.m. inc. of council tax and utilities. Finders Keepers. Tel.: Oxford 311011, e-mail: oxford@finders.co.uk, Internet: www.finders.co.uk.

Bed-and-breakfast available in the warm comfortable home of a semi-retired academic couple in exclusive, leafy, central North Oxford; within easy walking distance of the city centre and all main university buildings; a stone's throw from the river, parks, excellent pubs and restaurants and a 9–9 corner shop. All rooms have colour TV, microwave, tea- and coffee- making facilities, c.h., and independent heating. Refrigerators available. Very moderate terms. Tel./fax: Oxford 557879, mobile: 0374 434489.

Self-contained luxury open plan accommodation in North Oxford, well within ring road. Quiet, with patio and lovely views to open countryside; near convenient bus route. Suit visiting academic/professional single or couple. Available now. Rent £650 p.m. for single, £700 for couple, including electricity and Council Tax. Regret no children, pets, or smokers. Tel.: Oxford 515085, e-mail: trishaboyd@hotmail.com

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Accommodation Sought

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.

American scholar seeks accommodation for 2 persons anywhere in Oxford, with preference for North Oxford or Jericho, for Michaelmas Term 1999. Dr J. Szyrmer, Executive Director, HIID, Ukraine. E-mail: szyrmer@hiid.kiev.ua, or szyermer@ssc.upenn.edu.

Wanted: North Oxford 3-/4-bedroom well-presented family houses for long-term letting to `blue chip' clients. We require both furnished and unfurnished properties. Finders Keepers' new Summertown head office looks forward to your call. Tel.: Oxford 311011, e-mail: oxford@finders.co.uk.

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

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

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

Visiting Italian professor with good references seeks 2- bedroom flat with kitchen, bathroom, and living space, 31 July--15 Aug. Contact Information Office, Wellington Square. Tel.: Oxford (2)70010, e-mail: external.relations@admin.ox.ac.uk.

Rented house/apartment in Oxford needed. Two twin or double bedrooms. Inside ring road. To be shared by 2 non-smoking academic couples (Italian), no children, no pets. Ideally end June–end Sept. 1999, but some flexibility possible on dates. Contact Dr J.F. Gregg, Magdalen College, tel.: Oxford (2)72311, e-mail: gregg@ermine.ox.ac.uk.

Going abroad? Or just thinking of letting your property? QB Management is one of Oxford's foremost letting agents and property managers. We specialise in lettings to both academic and professional individuals and their families, and have a constant flow of enquiries from good-quality tenants seeking property in the Oxford area. If you would like details of our services, or if you simply need some informal help and advice without obligation, telephone us: Oxford 764533, fax us: 764777, or e-mail us: info@qbman.co.uk. Alternatively, we would invite you to visit our Web site at: http://www.qbman.co.uk and see how we could be marketing your property.

Mallams Residential Letting is well placed to help with your letting and management requirements. Based in Summertown, we offer a professional service tailored to your individual requirements. If you are thinking of letting your property, please call us. Tel.: Oxford 311006, fax: 311977.

Finders Keepers specialises in managing your home or investment. We have celebrated 25 years in Oxford letting and managing properties—try us first! Many of our landlords have remained with us since we opened and are delighted with our service—why not pop in and read their comments? Contact Finders Keepers, 226 Banbury Road, Summertown, Oxford OX2 7BY. Tel.: Oxford 311011, fax: 556993, e-mail: oxford@finders.co.uk, Internet site: http://www.finders.co.uk.

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Accommodation Exchange

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

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Holiday Lets

Sardinia: flat to let July–Sept. in historic centre of Carloforte village, San Pietro Island. Sleeps 5 (2 bedrooms), washing-machine, large balcony. Five minutes' drive to beach. Nicola Bottero. Tel.: 00 39 011 8177270, e-mail: marian@tin.it.

Paris, near Luxembourg Gardens, rue d'Assas; 4 rooms, 2 baths, good kitchen, dressing-room; fifth floor, 2 balconies, sunny, facing south and west overlooking private garden, very quiet, suit quiet couple; July–Sept., £1,600 p.m. Tel./fax: Oxford 862470.

Traditional Breton cottage for rent in beautiful North Brittany countryside, 7 June–23 July. Only £175 p.w. inc. bills. Tel.: Oxford 716924.

Tuscany: old farmhouse in peaceful countryside with distant view of ancient Etruscan town of Volterra; 20 minutes from San Gimignano, 1 hour from Florence, Siena, and Pisa; 3 bedrooms (sleeps 7 comfortably); fully- equipped kitchen. Available from 4 July. £475 p.w. (inc. bed-linen and local management). Tel.: Oxford 282854.

Alpine chalet in farming hamlet at 3,000 ft., Haute Savoie, France. Sleeps 2–7; garden, wild flowers, cowbells. Mountain walking, winter skiing, or just unwinding. Not far from Lake Geneva, Annecy, Chamonix. Local swimming pool, tennis, riding. Jackie Becker, tel./fax: 0033 450 35 74 12, e-mail: jlbecker@compuserve.com.

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

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

Annual multi-trip holiday insurance. From as little as £26 per year, you can travel as many times as you like. This insurance is arranged by Affinity Groups Advantage Limited, an independent intermediary for selling of general insurance. For further details, tel.: 0345 660453.

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

Forty Baskets is a small secluded beach on Sydney Harbour adjacent to National Park Bushlands and close to Manly, with surf and ferries to downtown Sydney (30 minutes). Three-bedroom, 2-bathroom, family home right on the beach; available June–Sept. 2000; £1,100 p.c.m. Details from Hanbury and Heaher Brown, tel./fax: 01264 772334, or e-mail: marion.brown@pathology.ox.ac.uk.

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