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Research into eating habits and body image

The eating disorders research team at the Dept. of Psychiatry, University of Oxford, is looking for women to take part in a variety of research projects. You may be eligible to take part if: (i) you are currently restricting your eating for shape and weight reasons OR (ii) you are vegetarian OR (iii) your weight is above or below average for your height. You will be paid research expenses and the research project will take approx. 90 mins. For further information about the projects please contact Dr Roz Shafran, Psychologist, without obligation, on Oxford 226385, or by e-mail: roz.shafran@psych.ox.ac.uk.

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Magdalen College School, Oxford

Magdalen College School, Oxford's leading academic day school for boys has a close and long association with the University of Oxford. We accept applications for competitive entry at 7, 9, 11, 13 and 16 years old. Further details are available from the Registrar. Tel.: 01865 242191. E-mail: dlbarter@reception.magdalen.oxon.sch.uk. The values of the school encompass a love of learning, a sense of responsibility towards each other and the wider community, and a respect for the individuality of each boy. Sport, music, drama and extra-curricular activities play an important part in the life of all pupils.

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Oxford Alumni Cruise to Antarctica 7--20 December 2000

Join fellow Oxford alumni on the 5 star exploration cruise ship HANSEATIC for this cruise from Tierra del Fuego to the South Shetland Islands and the Antarctic Peninsula. Professor Christopher Perrins LVO FRS is the accompanying Oxford lecturer. Price from £4,340 per person double cabin occupancy basis. Includes flights from London, one night's hotel accommodation in Buenos Aires,full board on the ship and all excursions. Colour brochure from: IMA Ltd. Tel.: 020 7381 7600, fax: 020 7381 7601, e-mail: ima@cavwhite.demon.co.uk. The travel arrangements in this tour and cruise are operated by Air Vacations who are licensed and bonded by the Civil Aviation Authority under ATOL no. 2915. IMA Ltd., act as agents for Air Vacations.

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Westminster Classic Tours

From Troy to Tarsus, we cruise the Turkish coast offering classical tours for a maximum of 12 per group, on traditional Turkish gulets. We also offer painting tours, private charters for friends or family, and tours of mainland Greece. For a copy of our brochure contact us at Westminster Classic Tours, suite 120, 266 Banbury Road, Oxford.Tel.: 01865 728565, fax: 728575, e-mail: info@wct99.com.

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Bodleian Shop

Timothy Richards has become well-known for his fine architectural models, and we are pleased to present his new 270mm-high model of the Radcliffe Camera. Using only traditional materials---British gypsum plaster with added etched brass, lead and copper, the model is available as a single piece (depth 145mm) designed to stand on the mantelpiece or shelf, or the same piece divided as 2 bookends. Radcliffe Camera architectural model and bookends: Price £175 pair bookends/£175 model. From the Bodleian Shop, open Mon.--Fri. 9 a.m.--6 p.m., Sat. 9 a.m.--12.30 p.m. Mail order, tel.: 01865 277091, fax: 01865 277137, e-mail: sales@bodley.ox.ac.uk.

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Services Offered

Secretarial work/typing/word-processing/translating/teaching. I can offer up to 20 hours per week. Already work 12 hours at All Souls College. Use Microsoft Word. Bilingual (English-French). 15 years' experience. Can work from home, flexible hours. contact: Michele Cohen, All Souls College. Tel.: (2)79349, e-mail: michele.cohen@all-souls.ox.ac.uk.

Your basic personal tax return completed, and all liabilities calculated for £120. Letting, authorship, royalty income etc., £40 extra. No VAT charged. For business and trust accounts etc. please ask for a quotation. John Hanks LLM FCA, Chartered Accountant, 50 Thames Street, Oxford OX1 1SU. Tel.: 01865 438572, e-mail: john.hanks@ukonline.co.uk.

The Intelligent Person's Guide to Weight Loss, is how I see the way we tackle losing weight. It works---and you don't have to eat less! Oxford Nutrition and Allergy Centre. Tel.: 01865 248403.

Computer Assistance, your friendly and local one-stop shop for computer advice, expertise and parts, can get your system working for you. We offer full support for Mac, PC and laptops, no fix--no fee. Full office facilities for word-processing, printing, scanning, web-surfing etc. 368 Cowley Road (corner of Howard Street). Tel.: 01865 451177.

Personal computer consultants, offering 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 also supply our range of personally built, to your specification, KTec computers. We will also supply or source software to match your requirements. For a quality service, matched with competitive prices, tel.: Chris Lewis on 01865 461222, fax: 461333, e-mail: info@kristontec.co.uk.

Town and Country Trees, arboricultural contractors. Tree surgery, felling, planting, hedges, orchard and shrub pruning, stump removal. Fully qualified, fully insured. Tel.: 01869 351540, or 01993 811115.

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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.: 01865 726983 or Abingdon 555533.

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Situations Vacant

Academic administrators required for overseas study organisation. Full-time posts; one will also include some simple book-keeping. Salary up to £25,000 depending on experience. Please send c.v. to Dr Richardson at 8 Tennyson Lodge, Paradise Square, Oxford OX1 1UD .

Four, well-spoken individuals required to form new sales team within friendly, pioneering Internet Company. Previous sales experience is not essential as we provide full and on-going in-house training. Successful applicants will possess natural confidence, enthusiasm and excellent communication skills. Basic salary of £12,000 plus commission = OTE £25--30,000 in first year. Please call John Cooper on 020 7713 5555 or e-mail your c.v. to john@contactcompanies.com, or snail mail your c.v. to: John Cooper, CW Communications, 2 Holford Yard, Cruikshank Street, London WC1X 9HD.

Research assistant. Enthusiastic research assistant (partime) sought to work on projects on Indian and South African politics, and the future of the University. Hours by arrangement. Would suit a research student. Knowledge of WP essential. Please send c.v. (with names of referees) to: Dr Paul Flather, Corpus Christi College.

Do you enjoy your job, but you need more money? Or maybe you don't enjoy your job, and would like the chance to create something new. I am looking for people who are interested in health (even at just a personal level) to join my team of part-time distributors for a USA leading manufacturer. The products are sold by mail order from home. Full training is given, and continual support. The compensation is excellent. If you would like more details call Dr Joanna Hawke on 01865 865722.

Study Centre Manager. As a preliminary to the appointment in 2001 of a Director of Education of Training, the Oxford International Centre for Palliative Care (at Sir Michael Sobell House, Churchill Hospital) is planning to make an interim appointment for 1 year of a Study Centre Manager, to maintain and develop the present educational activities (assisted by two course administrators already in post). Applicants should be graduates, and have experience of organising academic events. See WWW for job profile and application form, or write to Dr Robert Twycross, Oxford International Centre for Palliative Care, Churchill Hospital, Headington, Oxford OX3 7LJ. Informal visits welcomed.

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Houses to Let

Four bedroom Victorian house, central North Oxford, close to Port Meadow and city centre. Available 1--31 Aug. £1,000 or £300 p.w. Tel.:01865 553292, eves.

North Oxford (Upper Wolvercote). charming self-contained 2 bedroom maisonette with great views of Port Meadow. Spacious furnished accommodation on two levels. Gas c.h. Garage. Convenient for town centre and ring road. Available end June. £695 p.c.m. Tel.: 01865 512906, e-mail: dgraydurant@hotmail.com.

Pretty Edwardian house, newly refurbished to mix classic features with modern amenities. Central location in quiet residential area, close to University and riverside meadows. Three bedrooms, large study, lounge, dining room, completely new kitchen, bathroom and garden. Furnished and equipped to high standard; bed linen provided. Rent: £1,250 p.c.m. exc. bills. Available from September. Tel.: 00 44 (0) 1865 251003, or e-mail: mpaehoney@aol.com.

Georgian Mill House in historic town of Burford (good bus route to Oxford), owner's own antique furnishings, 5 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms. £2,000 p.c.m. Available 25 June for up to 18 months. Summer lets or academic years let acceptable. Contact Finders Keepers, 114 High Street, Witney, OX8 6HT. Tel.: 01993 700150, fax: 01993 700160. E-mail: witney@finders.co.uk.

Well appointed and recently renovated, detached house in Headington, overlooking nature reserve, with pretty rear garden, available to non-smokers from 1 Aug. Located within 1 mile radius of all Radcliffe Trust hospitals, convenient for city centre, University and easy access to London. Fully furnished to a high standard with 3/4 bedrooms, 1/2 reception rooms, bathroom, well equipped kitchen to include dishwasher and fridge-freezer, utility room with washer-drier, gas c.h. and off-road parking. Two references required. £1,000 p.c.m plus bills and Council Tax. Tel.: 01865 249426, e-mail: christine.bond@zoo.ox.ac.uk.

A spacious, detached family house with a large, beautiful garden, set on the threshold of Bagley Woods. Four bedrooms, one with en suite bathroom, family bathroom, separate wc, living room, dining room, sitting room, morning room, kitchen and separate utility room. Separate double garage at the front of the property, single garage at the side. Off-road parking for a number of cars. £1.450 p.m. Those who are interested should contact the Bursar at St Cross College on 01865 278497. Please leave a message on the answerphone if necessary.

Fully furnished house to let, very quiet street in East Oxford. Two bedrooms, new bathroom, gas c.h., bookshelves galore, garden. Easy walking distance from University and city centre. Available Sept. 2000--June 2001. £675 p.c.m. E-mail: dn44@umail.umd.edu.

Central Oxford, Rewley Park. Recently built 2 bedroom terrace house, within easy walking distance of the University and city centre. Situated in quiet cul-de-sac adjacent to railway station. small private garden and patio. One double bedroom, 1 single bedroom-cum-office, ample hanging and storage space. Furnished and equipped to high standard, modern kichen, fully carpeted. Own parking space. Available from 25 June, either for 6--12 months at £830 p.c.m exc., or short let at £900 p.c.m inc. utilities and council tax. Apply Dr Josephine Reynell. Tel.: 01865 516615, fax: 01865 516616, e-mail: macdonaldreynell@netscapeonline.co.uk.

Edwardian Houseboat, River Thames, Oxford. Exquisite mooring on Port Meadow, 10 mins. Oxford centre. The historic Queen's Barge has been fully restored and fitted with period furnishings, and all modern conveniences. Grand saloon, main bedroom, additional bedroom, study, bathroom and kitchen. Parking available. Easy access to trains. From £1,250 p.c.m. Tel./fax: 01789 740 783, or e-mail: hamel@wanadoo.fr.

Well appointed, furnished, centrally heated 3 bedroom house in Kiln Lane, Headington, Oxford. Bathroom, kitchen, lounge/dining room, charming easy care garden. On excellent bus routes to city centre and London. Close to shops, John Radcliffe, Churchill and Nuffield Orthopaedic Hospitals. Easy access to city centre, University and London. Ideally suited to professional University or medical couple, overseas visitor or individual. £775 p.c.m, plus bills. References required. Minimum 1 year. Non-smokers only. Available from July/Aug. Please contact, tel/fax: 01865 735540.

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.: 01865 764533, fax: 764777, e-mail: info@qbman.co.uk.

Make finding accommodation easy. Finders Keepers have a dedicated approach to helping you find the right property. Browse through our website for up-to-date detailed information on properties available and make use of our interactive database, priority reservation service (credit cards accepted), personal service and professional advice. For further information please contact Finders Keepers at 226, Banbury Road, Summertown, Oxford OX2 7BY. Tel.: 01865 311011. Fax: 01865 556993. E-mail: oxford@finders.co.uk. Internet site: http://www.finders.co.uk.

Pretty, old (17th.c.?), well appointed house on Rosehill/Iffley border, 10 mins. from City centre by bus, to let for part or all of July/Aug./Sept. Living room with wood-burning stove, stone-floored dining room, conservatory, kitchen, utility room. Two bedrooms, third bedroom/study, bathroom, lovely walled garden, parking for 2 cars, near shops, P.O. Rent negotiable. Sorry, visiting academics or holiday lets only. E-mail: Catherine.Atherton@New.ox.ac.uk, or tel.: 01865 715795.

East Oxford. Charming, well-presented terrace house, 2 bedrooms. Fully equipped kitchen, pine floors and doors. Newly furnished throughout. Secluded garden. Available 1 July. Suit non-smoking professional(s).£700 p.c.m. Phone Cathy on 01482 493508.

Headington: detached property to let part/unfurnished in quiet area. Three large bedrooms, spacious kitchen, c.h., d.g., lovely garden, part garage, off-road parking. Close to hospitals, easy access to city centre. Suit family, visiting academic or professional couple. Lease for one academic or calendar year preferred. Non-smokers only. Regret no pets. £925 p.c.m., plus all bills. Available end July (possibly one month earlier). References and deposit required. Contact: Guy_Turton@isn.co.uk, tel.: 01865 760668.

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Flats to Let

Central North Oxford, quality, large, 1 bedroom unfurnished flat backed onto canal in quiet residential area. Close to city centre, University departments, amenities and Port Meadow. Suit non-smoking professionals/couple. No children/pets. £650 p.c.m. Tel.: 01865 554499 (eves.).

Studio flat--London (Marylebone W1, close to Baker Street tube). Available for short or long term rental. Separate fully-fitted kitchen, bathroom/shower, TV, telephone. Sleeps 2. No agents fees involved. Tel.: 01865 250046 or 0961 436475 mobile.

Luxurious and well-lit 3 bedroom apartment on 2 floors, in central North Oxford. Near Port Meadow, convenient for university, schools and shops. Sitting room, dining room, modern well-equipped kitchen, 2 double bedrooms, 1 single bedroom, 2 luxury bathrooms (1 with separate shower). Terrace, and paved, well-stocked garden. Beautifully furnished and carpeted throughout. Gas c.h., washing machine, drier, dishwasher, 2 telephones, TV points. Rent £1,450 p.m. Families only. Tel.: 01865 559614.

Pleasant 2 bedroom flat. Fully furnished with washing machine/drier and fridge-freezer. Quiet location in best part of Oxford (Summertown), with communal secluded garden, and garage. First floor. £675 p.m. Available June/July. Tel/fax: 01865 319257, Mr Dytor.

North Parade. Charming fully furnished 1 bedroom flat in the heart of North Oxford. Available July. £650 p.m. Tel.: 01865 513816 weekdays.

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. £750 p.c.m. plus utility bills and Council Tax. Available from Aug. Let of 6 months or longer preferred. Tel.: 01865 343384.

One bedroom first floor apartment, in quiet North Oxford road, within walking distance of Summertown shops and amenities. Well located for access to A34, and direct bus route to Oxford city centre. Available now, fully furnished at £650 p.c.m. Please contact Julia at Finders Keepers, 226 Banbury Road, Summertown, Oxford OX2 7BY. Tel.: 01865 311011, or e-mail: oxford@finders.co.uk. Alternatively visit our website at www.finders.co.uk.

Reliable tenant sought for pleasant and convenient, furnished flat, in Cambridge, Mass. (USA), for June/July/Aug., part or inclusive. E-mail: e.cohen@wellcome.ac.uk, or tel.: 020 7611 8663.

Two bedroom furnished flat, in new development very close to River Thames, within 5 mins. walking distance of the city centre, with parking. Available any time Apr.--Sept. £350 p.w. inc. linen and weekly cleaning. Please tel.: 01628 591246 (day) or 01628 773326 (eves.).

North and central north Oxford. One 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 ranging from £600--£750 p.c.m. Tel.:01865 516144 or fax 437996.

Central North Oxford, 10 mins. 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 flats in extremely quiet, civilised, large Victorian house in this exclusive, leafy, residential Victorian suburb, with large, light, airy rooms. First-floor flat available 23 June,and second-floor flat available mid-Sept., large double bedroom, large drawing room, kitchen, bathroom. Off-street parking and large, secluded garden. Tel.:/fax: 01865 552400.

Self catering, short break apartment in Oxford. Situated on the beautiful tree lined Woodstock Road, only 2--2½ miles from the City centre. This 1 bedroom apartment is ideal for business, academic, or holiday visits to Oxford. Kitchen, lounge/diner, double bedroom, and bathroom. Sleeps 2 people (3/4 if you take advantage of the sofa/bed in the lounge). £295 per week. Off-street parking and maid service are available. Tel.: 01865 310782, or e-mail: john@g.c.pipkins.freeserve.co.uk.

Comfortable, warm, recently refurbished, tastefully furnished, 1 bedroom flat plus basement in central North Oxford. Very near Port Meadow, convenient for shops, schools and university. Oak floored dining room and sitting room. Large carpeted bedroom. Fully fitted kitchen with dishwasher. Separate washing machine and drier. Bathroom with separate shower. Gas c.h. Two telephones. TV point. Charming, secluded, paved garden at back and small garden at front. Rent £950 p.m. Call Rani Lall, tel.: 01865 559614.

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Accommodation Offered

Bed-sit in North Oxford (city 1 mile). Available from the end of June for 10 weeks or for the shorter period. Tel.: 01865 553638.

Woodstock. Large sunny room to let in owner's house in quiet area, but close to town centre and bus route to Oxford. Comfortable house with gas c.h., garden, the room has plenty of storage with desk and television. Share bathroom and kitchen. Would suit professional person working in Oxford area or needing base during the week. For further information please telephone 01993 811177 after 6 p.m., or weekends from 3 June.

Excellent value rooms currently available, set in woodland with swimming pool. Ideal for single academic or professional. Located 3 miles from Oxford with bus and cycle routes nearby. Available now at £275 p.c.m. inc. of council tax and utilities. For more information please contact Julia at Finders Keepers, 226 Banbury Road, Summertown, Oxford OX2 7BY. Tel.: 01865 311011, e-mail: oxford@finders.co.uk, or visit our website at www.finders.co.uk.

Finders Keepers specialises in managing your home and investment. With our 27 years' experience we assure you of a high level of service from dedicated and professional letting and management teams. Many of our landlords have remained with us since we opened and are still reaping the benefits of our high standards of property management. if you would like details of our services please contact Finders Keepers at 226 Banbury Road, Summertown, Oxford OX2 7BY. Tel.: 01865 311011, fax: Oxford 556993, e-mail: oxford@finders.co.uk. Internet site: http://www.finders.co.uk.

Delightful rooms, North Oxford. smallest room £30 p.w., telephone, shower, c.h., all mod. cons. Available now, short stay up to 3 months. Located near Woodstock Road roundabout. Tel.: 01865 511657.

Paying guests, visiting academics, welcomed for short or long stays in the comfortable home of a semi-retired academic couple, in exclusive, quiet, leafy central North Oxford, within walking distance of all main university buildings, town centre, parks, river, good shops and restaurants. All rooms have colour TV, tea-/coffee-making facilities, microwave, and refrigerator and/or refrigerator and deep-freeze availability, c.h., and independent heating. Breakfast included in the very moderate terms. Tel./fax: 01865 557879.

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Accommodation Sought

We are an academic couple with two wonderful teenage daughters who plan to spend the 2000 Michaelmas Term at Regent's Park College. Our maximum stay is from 12 Sept.--4 Dec., but we can make it shorter (possibly for Oct. and Nov. only). We are non-smokers looking for a well appointed 2 or 3 bedroom flat or house, not far from Oxford city centre--or North Oxford and accesssible by bus. Please fax Gerald Mattingley in the USA at 001 865 251 2337, or e-mail: gmattingly@jbc.edu.

Accommodation sought--part of a house or self-contained unit within house would be ideal. Willing to pay up to £600 p.c.m. Also prepared to share household chores. Tel.: 01865 310519.

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: 01865 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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Accommodation Sought to Rent or Exchange

Paris--Oxford. Two French academics offer a fully furnished flat in central Paris (70 m2, 3rd arrondissement). Quiet, 2 bedrooms, large living room, large kitchen. Available 1 Oct. for 1 or 2 years. Swap for 2/3 bedroom house in central Oxford (near station), or rental 7000FF p.c.m. Contact: +33 1 42 72 83 34 or e-mail: ericg@lodyc.jussieu.fr.

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Summer Lets

Summer Let in Oxford, Park Town. Lovely, well-equipped flat in one of Oxford's prettiest areas, close to the Parks and the river. Two bedrooms, sitting room, kitchen, bathroom. Available now. £1,000 p.c.m., inc.of charges except telephone calls. Tel.: 01386 700225.

To let in Oxford, 2 bedroom fully equipped semi-detached house for the month of August, 2000. The house has a washing machine, TV, garden, hi-fi, and telephone, it is near transportation and shopping, 10 mins.' by bus from the centre (or a 25 minute walk through fields and a park). £650 for the month. Tel.: 01865 725770 or tel./fax: 01865 310714, or e-mail: owerd@werd.demon.co.uk.

Careful tenant wanted for 2 bedroom house in quiet street in Headington, 20 July--10 Sept. A lawn to mow and a friendly cat to feed. References essential. £700 p.c.m. Tel.: 01865 751295.

Luxurious, comfortable, detached family house for holiday rent 6/7 weeks from mid-July to end of Aug., for visiting university fellow with family. Convenient location in Summertown, north Oxford, 5 mins.' walking distance to shops, buses. Bicycle lane to city centre. With character and features. Light, big garden, enclosed parking, large kitchen with all utilities, dining area, living room, 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms. Viewing on request. Tel.: 01865 559657.

Oxford summer let available during August and September. Twenty mins., walk from the town centre. Three bedroom house with sitting room, kitchen and bathroom. £960 p.m. Please contact by e-mail: sarah.gray@st-hildas.ox.ac.uk, or tel.: 01865 276890.

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Holiday Lets

France, Tarn et Garonne. Beautiful restored farmhouse, sleeps 6, 2 shower/bathrooms and a pool. Magnificent views, wonderful scenery, flora and birdlife in unspoilt countryside in the Aveyron, close to Cordes sur Ciel, north of Albi. Tel./fax: 0033 563 654 916.

Skopelos, Skiathos, Alonissos. Lovely island houses available for rent. Town, country and seaside locations, sleeping from 2--8 persons, with prices from £49 p.p.p.w. For brochure tel.: 0030 424 22947, fax: 0030 424 23057, or e-mail: thalpos@otenet.gr.

Lot/Dordogne, S.W. France. Attractive Quercynoix stone farmhouse, with private 10m pool. Sleeps 8--14. Situated in hilltop hamlet above charming working village with extensive grounds. Good kitchen/bathroom facilities. Available 1st week July (£800), 2nd fortnight Sept. (£550), October (£370). Further details: 01865 556307.

Alpine chalet in farming hamlet at 3000 feet, 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: 01722 335762, e-mail: jlbecker@compuserve.com.

French Riviera, ground floor, 2 bedroom flat, between St Raphael and Cannes. Five mins. walk from the beach, pool, shops, restaurants. Tennis and golf nearby. South-facing private patio; parking alongside. Linen provided. Reasonable rates. Tel.: Epsom, 01372 744246.

Norfolk: 18th.c. fisherman's cottage, mid-village, 3 mins. walk from unspoilt beach and nature reserve. Sleeps 4, 1 double, 1 twin. Oil-fired c.h., plus solid fuel stove in lounge. Refurbished and well equipped. TV, VCR, and phone etc. Available 3--6 months let from June. From £300 p.c.m. Tel.: 01493 731612, or e-mail: maureen.clarke@virgin.net.

Detached country cottage (sleeps up to 5) near Dinan, Brittany. La Petite Maison on a quiet lane, short cycle or drive from Dinan. Lounge/kitchen, double bedroom, bathroom, garden. £120--£270 p.w. Contact: Ronwen and Alan Lovell, tel.: 01844 208401, e-mail: lovelake@btinternet.com, website: www.frenchconnections.co.uk/accom/438. html.

Burgundy (Morvan National Park): 19th.c. stone cottage in quiet hamlet. Sleeps 5+. Enclosed front and rear gardens backing onto own meadow with stream. Spacious sitting room, 1 double and 1 triple bedroom, study, bathroom, fully equipped kitchen, washing machine, c.h., telephone, log fires. Ideal for peace and quiet, walking, swimming in near-by lakes, wine-tasting, and sightseeing in Burgundy (1/2 hour from Vezelay and Avallon). Available all dates except 17--23 June, 22 July--19 Aug. £225--£275 p.w. Tel.: 01865 721539.

Northumberland, between the Cheviots and the sea. A stone built cottage, in a small unspoilt village, with 3 bedrooms, and sitting room with view over the garden. Five miles Alnwick castle and easy reach of half a dozen more, plus miles of beautiful seashore. Please tel.: 01665 579292.

Self-catering accommodation 5 minutes walk to city centre. We have 4-bedroom self-contained flats to let from July to Sept., fully equipped kitchens for groups or families. Close to shops, restaurants and buses. A 24-hour lodge with CCTV. Pleasant gardens in tranquil surroundings. Use of the adjacent sports ground. Washing machines on site. Free off-road parking. For rates tel./fax 01865 725364.

Magic Cave. Charming (if tiny) flat for 2 in Cordes-Sur-Ciel, the fabled Cathar walled city in the Tarn, a veritable jewel of the Middle Ages and only an hour from Toulouse airport. Comfortably furnished, with its own kitchen and bathroom, the flat has access to a separate private garden, and is well placed for sightseeing--ses vues panoramiques, et tout ca--fabulous markets, restaurants, walking and cycling. Ludicrously cheap and available all year round--ideal for budget-concious gourmands, penny-pinching scholars and cash-strapped lovers of La France Profonde. Tel.: The Aged Campbell, 00 33 563 561 769. n

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Flats for Sale

Two bedroom Victorian ground floor conversion, in the centre of Radley Village. Many original features, inc. large sash windows, high ceilings with ornate cornices, wooden floors. Private garden. Garage. No chain. £135,000. Contact Andy on 01235 553580, or e-mail: andy@oxford14.screaming.net.

Two bedroom split level, first floor flat, overlooking stream, on edge of exclusive three-year-old development, off Abingdon Road, a mile from Oxford centre. Guide price £125,000. Tel.: 01865 513759 or e-mail: cliffp@globalnet.co.uk for more information.

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