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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

The d'Overbroeck's Medical Retake Courses: specialist A-level retake courses for students wishing to pursue a career in medicine. Open Days Wed., 25 Aug., and Tue., 1 Sept. Limited places. Telephone d'Overbroeck's College for details. (Other retake courses also available.) Tel.: Oxford 310000.

Piano tuition: experienced teacher. Adults and children. All standards. Beginners welcome. Jericho. Tel.: Oxford 510904.

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Services Offered

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.

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.

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

Nanny or shared nanny required to look after one child after school, with the possibility of further work during school vacations. Contact Professor Craig. Tel.: Oxford 277340 (w), or 01608 811145 (h).

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

Maison Française d'Oxford requires a bilingual Receptionist/Secretary, from 1 Sept. Candidates should be young, dynamic, motivated, and flexible, with good word-processing skills in both English and French. Good salary, 9 weeks' annual holiday. Applications, inc. a c.v. and the names and addresses of two referees, to the Bursar, Maison Française, Norham Road, Oxford OX2 6SE. Fax: Oxford (2)74225, e-mail: maison@sable.ox.ac.uk.

Small publisher, situated in North Oxford, requires part-time book-keeper, with accurate typing skills. Margaret Brett. Tel.: Oxford 554384.

Part-time library assistants, required to work evenings and weekends in the Academic Resources Centre at St Clare's, Oxford. The post will include staffing the issue desk and undertaking normal library duties. Previous library experience and IT skills are desirable. Please apply in writing enclosing a c.v. and daytime telephone number to Maria Andrews, St Clare's, Oxford, 139 Banbury Road, Oxford OX2 7AL. Closing date for applications: Mon. 9 Aug. Tel.: Oxford 552031.

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Houses to Let

East Oxford: charming, well-presented, cottage-style terrace house; 2 bedrooms, fully equipped kitchen, stripped pine floors and doors; part-furnished (negotiable); secluded garden. Available 1 Oct. Non- smoking professional(s) preferred. £685 p.c.m. Cathy. Tel.: 01482 493508.

Idyllic coach house 10 miles north of Oxford, available mid-Oct., preferably for one-year let; suitable single person/couple; sitting-room, kitchen, bedroom, bathroom, parking, magnificent views, bus service. £475 p.m. exc. Tel.: 01993 813569 (after 1 Aug.).

Attractive 4-bedroom house in Summertown available to let from 1 Sept.; fully furnished, gas c.h., stripped pine floors, quarry tiled kitchen, easy parking in quiet road. £1,200 p.c.m. Tel.: Oxford 556005 or e-mail: rachel@raku.demon.co.uk.

Warm comfortable peaceful pretty listed Cotswold farm cottage near Witney, available for long let; 2 bedrooms plus study; suit couple; beams, log stove, garage, shed, tennis, views, walks. £700 p.c.m. Tel.: 01993 822152.

North Oxford : near the Dragon School and Wolfson College. Charming cottage with bedroom, sitting-room, kitchen, and bathroom. All mod. cons. inc. washing-machine and gas c.h. £650 p.c.m. Tel.: Oxford 554384, fax: 316659.

St Clement's: 2-up, 2-down terrace house with garden to let from Sept. Enjoyment of gardening important. Children welcome. £600 p.c.m. Tel.: 0171-607 1810 (before 8 p.m.).

Headington: detached property to let furnished or unfurnished in quiet area; 3 large bedrooms, spacious kitchen, c.h., d.g., lovely garden, garage; off-road parking; close to hospitals; easy access to city centre. Suit family, visiting academic or professional couple. Lease for one academic year or calendar year preferred. Non-smokers only. Regret no pets. £900 p.c.m. plus all bills. Available mid- to end Aug. References and deposit required. Tel.: Oxford 760668 (after 6.30 p.m.), e-mail: sally.benfield@mod- langs.ox.ac.uk.

House to let in pretty South Oxford street by the river; 2 bedrooms, loft-studio, upstairs bathroom, through living-room and kitchen with dining extension, washing-machine and dish-washer. Bosky garden. Available from late Aug., £800 p.m. Sorry no sharers. Judi Caton. Tel.: 00 39 0577 707056, e-mail: judicaton@hotmail.com.

Secluded 2-bedroom fully-furnished Victorian house close to city centre; overlooks Thames and water meadows. Suit non-smoking couple. Sorry no children or pets. £750 p.c.m. plus deposit. Tel.: Oxford 245563.

In a quiet corner of Jericho, 2-bedroom terrace house, furnished, c.h., d.g., 2 reception, bathroom, kitchen; available 1 Sept. £775 p.c.m. Tel.: Oxford 556147.

Observatory Street, central North Oxford: very small charming house, all mod. cons., available Oct. £800 p.c.m. plus bills. E-mail: ClarkBrund@aol.com, or tel. (after the end of Aug.): Oxford 515608.

Off Iffley Road: two-bedroom house for rent in quiet street; 10 minutes' bike/bus ride from city centre, 2 minutes' walk from shops; beautiful, light, spacious with open plan living/dining room, tranquil private garden; furnished; gas c.h.; washing machine; TV and video; charming fitted kitchen. Suit professional/postgraduate couple/single person and up to one child. Sorry, no smokers or dogs. £750 p.c.m. for six months (likely to be extended to one year). Available from 15 Aug. Enquiries to: ijbenady@hotmail.com.

Jericho (North Oxford): furnished house available from 1 Sept., for 1 year or less. Walking distance to colleges, shops, bus and train stations; near Port Meadow; c.h.; recently redecorated; desks, filing cabinets, 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). Tel.: Oxford 775567 (J. Mackrell, evenings); 553679 (Dr Monica); or contact A. Gaston (Canada), tel.: 613 745 1368, fax: 613 745 0299, e-mail: Gaston@cyberus.CA.

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, e-mail: rosaleen@community.co.uk.

Charming cottage, north-west of Oxford 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.

Iffley Village, Oxford: spacious 3-bedroom bungalow available for next academic year. Gas c.h.; furnished; gardens; situated in attractive quiet location overlooking river, within easy access of city centre. £1,000 p.c.m. Brooks Property Management. Tel.: Oxford 728597, fax: 794606.

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.

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. £750 p.m. Tel./fax: Oxford 735305.

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 0444 324729, e-mail: krksolomon@hotmail.com.

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.

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

Central south Oxford, Carfax 1 km: self-contained, Victorian, unfurnished garden flat; fully renovated/restored; gas c.h.; many original features; living-room, kitchen, large bedroom, bathroom. Long let from Oct. Non-smokers. £525 p.c.m. Tel.: 07977 518531.

Central Oxford—Rewley Road: stunning riverside apartment, brand-new; living-room, kitchen, 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, private parking; fully furnished to a high standard; convenient for the rail station and all amenities. £900 p.c.m. References required. Tel.: 0836 782082 or 01869 345329.

Flat in Victorian house, Iffley Road, 1 mile city centre; large sitting-room/kitchen, bedroom, bathroom/shower; rent to inc. council tax, hot water, some c.h., £480 p.c.m. (low because not self- contained in daytime). Tel.: 01869 350372.

Two-bedroom ground-floor flat, Oxford side of Summertown, available from Sept.; sleeps 4, children welcome; beautifully decorated and furnished. Short/vacation lets also available. Contact Sylvia or Nick. Tel.: Oxford 310073 (day) or 461223 (evening/weekend).

Summertown (300 yards from shops): modern purpose-built first-floor flat; 2 double bedrooms, large sitting-room, study or dining-room, kitchen/diner, large bathroom with separate shower cubicle; fully furnished and tastefully decorated; all mod. cons., individual gas c.h., d.g., carpets, etc.; light and spacious; gardens all round. Available for academic year or longer. Shorter let also considered. £785 p.c.m. Tel.: Oxford 515301.

Self-contained flat, with own entrance, available in country house near Woodstock. Rent free in exchange for preparing an evening meal for the elderly owners and keeping a beneolent eye on them. Write to: the Principal, St Anne's College, Oxford OX2 6HS.

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 or longer from late July, but summer let to early/mid-Oct. considered. £875 p.c.m. Tel.: Oxford 514036.

One-room basement studio flat in Victorian house south of Summertown; own access through patio; furnished and redecorated, with shower-room, kitchenette, own telephone, TV aerial. To let from 26 July. £370 p.w. inc. of c.h. but exc. electricity. Tel.: Oxford 511500.

Summertown: furnished, self-contained first-floor flat in detached house in pleasant, quiet cul-de-sac, available 1 Aug.; 1 double bedroom, 1 small single bedroom/study, sitting-room, kitchen, bathroom with shower; gas c.h.; shared use of gardens; parking space. £500 p.c.m. plus bills. Tel.: 01482 466548/668572 (answer-phone), e-mail: d.v.bagchi@theol.hull.ac.uk.

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: 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 end of Oct.; 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.

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.

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Summer Lets

18th-c. thatched cottage in village 8 miles from Oxford and close to the Thames; 3 double beds, 2 reception, conservatory, modern kitchen, c.h. and garden; oak beams and open fires. Available Aug. and part Sept. Tel.: 0171-625 1219.

Central North Oxford: attractive 2-bedroom flat; fully furnished, conservatory, living-room, parking space, private patio; ideal location. Available Aug. and Sept., £200 p.w. Tel.: 01993 811878.

Central North Oxford: attractive 2-bedroom flat; fully furnished, conservatory, living-room, parking space, private patio. Ideal location. Available Aug. and Sept., £200 p.w. Tel.: O1993 811878.

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Accommodation Offered

Close to Oxford, 15 minutes' traffic-free cycle ride across lovely fields to the city centre: room to let in spacious family farmhouse in charming village; suit female postgrad/academic/professional. Views of the dreaming spires, lovely gardens and country surroundings. Easy access to Headington, south and west, via ring-road. Available now or autumn, length of let negotiable. £60 p.w. inc. bills (exc. phone). Tel.: Oxford 736447 (h), or (2)70334/(2)703235 (o); e-mail: frances.gardner@socres.ox.ac.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.

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Accommodation Sought

Single female doctor wishes to rent an inexpensive 1-bedroom furnished flat or house with parking facilities, preferably around the Churchill Hospital, from late Sept./Oct., for 1 year. E-mail: guensanta.meseguer@cazm.es.

17-year-old French lycée student interested in living with British family for month of Aug. to gain fluency in English. French lessons for family, children, or light household chores in exchange for room and board. Xavier Claeys, Lille, France. Tel.: 33-3-20-78-05-94.

Academic couple looking for a 1–3-bedroom apartment/house for 1 Sept.–30 Nov., in Oxford area. Contact Dr Grace Cheng. Fax: 86-10-65900962, e-mail: ycgrace@public.bta.net.cn.

Female academic seeks to rent an inexpensive furnished flat with parking, preferably in Jericho or north-east central Oxford, from late Sept., for long-term; will be in Oxford beginning of Aug. for viewing. Tel. (after 19 July): 01265 834496, e-mail: H.Kaji@ulst.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 Sought to Rent or Exchange

Due to a sabbatical: North Oxford house, 2–3 bedrooms, or large flat, furnished, sought for 9 months plus from 1 Oct.; or exchange with a beach condominium, furnished, car port, in Santa Barbara, California, with swimming-pool, beach access, near University of California. Dr Sunalp, USA. Fax: 559 636 9767, e-mail: sunalp@earthlink.net.

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Accommodation Offered to Rent or Exchange

Due to sabbatical, North Oxford house available for 6 months plus from 1 October, for rent or exchange with accommodation in Munich, Germany; furnished; 4 bedrooms (1 with en-suite), 2 reception, breakfast kitchen, home extension, double entrance, bath, shower, wonderful south-facing garden. Tel.: Oxford 554015/273075, or 01235 464483; e-mail: arturo@btinternet.com.

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Holiday Lets

Private holiday let, Cotswolds: period beamed cottage overlooking village green of Shipton- under-Wychwood; fully furnished to high standard; 2 double, 1 single bedroom; patio garden. Available 23 Aug.–13 Sept. Tel.: 01993 831643.

Burgundy (near Avallon): comfortable farmhouse with pool and views in unspoilt village; 3 bedrooms; sleeps 7. Sept. £600 p.w., Oct. onwards £500 p.w. Alan. Tel.: 0171-664 1606 or 04688 40313; e-mail: alan_r@zenith-entertainment.co.uk.

Winter let, SW France: attractive, fully-equipped farmhouse in the beautiful, peaceful Lot countryside; in the hamlet of Lavabre and close to historic villages, Figeac, Rodez, Cahors, etc.; 4 double rooms, 2 bathrooms, sitting-room and dining-room with open fires, kitchen, tennis court, and swimming pool; skiiing within 1 hour. Available end Sept.–Mar. £200 p.c.m. Tel.: 01483 202200.

Exmoor National Park: peacefully located 200-year-old cottage, recently modernised to a high standard with spacious family accommodation and private rear garden with frontage onto the Washford river; excellent location for walking and horse-riding, but only a few miles from the coast at Watchet; sleeps 6 comfortably in 3 bedrooms, 2 with vanity units, beamed lounge and separate dining-room, newly fitted kitchen, and bathroom with shower. Shops and pubs in the village, approx. half-mile. Bed-linen and electricity inc. in rent. Sorry no pets. Tel.: 01491 651931, e-mail: hugh.dickinson@plants.ox.ac.uk.

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.

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.

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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House for Sale

Great Haseley: semi-detached house in this lovely village 1½ miles from junction 7 on M40, 13 miles from central Oxford; lounge with quarry-tiled porch to rear patio, dining area, fitted kitchen, 3 bedrooms, bathroom, garage at rear; all mains services, gas-fired c.h. Mature gardens with open views to Chilterns at rear. £160,000. Tel.: 01844 279508.

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