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Oxford University Museum Shop

From Skye to Land's End we may have the relevant guide to add a geological slant to your holiday and a suitable chemical or natural history model to offer an interesting challenge on a wet day. Reasonably priced minerals and fossils abound, while T. rex and the dodo survive in many forms. There are cheerful £1 party packs of museum stationery, and many a gift solution lurking amongst the range of mineral and silver jewellery, wind-blown sandstone bookends, Cotswold limestone or Connemara marble clocks, and coasters of `landscape' slate from the Lake District. The museum is open daily, noon--5 p.m., inc. Aug. bank holiday. Admission free. Shop enquiries 01865 272961 (p.m.).

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Volunteers Needed for HIV Vaccine Study

Would you be willing to assist with a Clinical Study aimed at developing a vaccine against HIV, the AIDS virus? Once final approval has been obtained from the Medicines Control Agency and the Central Oxford Research Ethics Committee, the trial will start and each participant will be immunised two or three times with the vaccine over a six week period. Volunteers should be healthy, aged 18--60 years, without any previous reactions to a vaccination, not at risk of HIV infection, and should be available for follow-up studies for at least seven months. Female participants should not be pregnant or intending to become pregnant during that time. For further details please tel.: 0800 169 6978, or write to: HIV Vaccine Study, c/o Professor A.J. McMichael, MRC Human Immunology Unit Institute of Molecular Medicine, Oxford OX3 9DU, or e-mail:

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Oxford University Newcomers' Club

This club exists to welcome to Oxford the partners and families of academic visitors and graduate students. Come along to the Club Room at 13 Norham Gardens any Wednesday morning between 10.30 a.m.and 12 noon, from the week before term starts to the week after term, and throughout the Summer vacation, and sample our programme of events and outings. The club rooms and the equipment room are available throughout the summer on Wednesdays 10.30 a.m.--12 noon. New Newcomers are especially welcome to make contact and to buy necessary items as and when they arrive in Oxford.

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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:

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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:

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Business Opportunity

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. Then enquire about our network marketing business, with a leading manufacturer of nutritional supplements. The hours are flexible, outlay is minimal, it is home based and can be built in your spare time. Full training is given and continual support. The compensation is excellent. If you would like more details call Dr Joanna Hawke on 01865 865722.

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Services offered

Big or small, we ship it all, plus free pick up anywhere in Oxford. Also 24 hour photocopying, private mailing addresses (24 hour access, and mail forwarding worldwide), binding, fax bureau, colour photocopying, mailing services, and much more. Contact or visit Mail Boxes Etc., 266 Banbury Rd., Oxford. Tel.: Oxford 514655, fax: 514656, e-mail:

Weight Loss? Improved health? Are you having difficulties in losing weight or improving your health and fitness? Paul Hornsby offers professional advice and personal training to clients on a one-to-one basis, or in groups. Call Oxford 773021/ 07980 818574, or e-mail:, and make a difference!

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 Oxford 461222, fax: 461333, e-mail:

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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Tuition Offered Piano lessons, experienced teacher. Children and adults. All grades. Beginners welcome. Contact: Miss P. Read B.A. (Hons.) L.R.A.M., Jericho, Oxford. Tel.: 01865 510904.

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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

University Offices—Pensions Office Visiting Officer (part-time): applications are invited for this post, which is attached to the Pensions Office. The duties are to give assistance and support as required to those former members of staff of the University in receipt of pensions and to undertake certain administrative duties concerning those in receipt of pensions. The successful candidate will be broadly conversant with current tax and benefit structures and will have (or will demonstrate an ability to acquire quickly) an understanding of the University's pension schemes so that general advice can be given as required. Additionally, access to the use of a car will be essential to enable visits to be made to rural locations. The post has been structured on the basis of a 14.5 hour week, but there will be flexibility in the arrangements for the delivery of these hours. The post is on the clerical and library grade 4 scale, with salary pro rata (40 per cent) of £13,532–£15,664 (under review). Potential applicants who wish to talk through their interest may telephone 01865 (2)70152. Formal applications, in the form of a letter and c.v. giving a full personal and career profile, with a day-time telephone number, should be sent to Mrs K.A. Eldridge. Pensions Office, University Offices, Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JD.

Oxford University Student Union has a vacancy for a part time Student Adviser. The Adviser supports the Vice-Presidents Welfare, Women, Graduates and Access and Academic Affairs in providing an impartial listening and advice service to all students at Oxford University. The main duty of the post- holder will be advising undergraduate and graduate students on diverse issues such as finance, accommodation, and changing course/college and referring them on to other agencies where appropriate. The post will be for 20 hours per week. The ideal candidate will have an understanding of the needs, perspectives and requirements of students at Oxford University, an understanding of the collegiate university system and sound administrative skills, including basic knowledge of word- processing, e-mail, and the Internet, although full training in the specific packages used will be given. The appointment will be on the university library, clerical, and secretarial scale, grade 6, with a pro-rata remuneration of £11,445. OUSU is an equal opportunities employer. For an application pack, contact call the Vice-President (Welfare), Tony Lord. Tel.: 01865 (2)70771, e-mail:, or view the pack online at

Urgently wanted: young or middle-aged, friendly, experienced man, must be good with words and completely conversant with word-processing, and computing, to work closely with novelist who needs interesting first novel efficiently printed out (text ready but often poorly handwritten). £7.50 per hour. Contact: Robert Coulson on 01865 511657.

King's Sutton Parish Church (near Banbury, Oxon) seeks Organist and Choirmaster: fine 2 manual (29 ranks) Hill organ (rebuilt), SATB choir (with juniors), good parish music (8 settings). Firm Catholic tradition, 2 Sunday services, 11 a.m. (Rite B), 6 p.m. (BCP), occasional weekday festivals. RSCM rates. Please apply to: The Revd Julian Gray, The Vicarage, Church Avenue, King's Sutton, Banbury, Oxon. OX17 3RJ, tel.: 01295 811364.

Churches Together in Oxfordshire: Post of County Ecumenical Officer. Applications are invited for the post, which becomes vacant in September. It is open to women or men, lay or ordained, who are in good standing in churches or denominations in membership of Churches Together in England. The work involves sustaining and developing existing ecumenical work in Oxfordshire and exploring new structures for CTO. The person appointed will require experience of ecumenism, commitment to unity, and have proven communication and administrative skills. Application forms and further details are available from: Mr Julian Kent, Westminster Institute, Harcourt Hill Campus, Oxford Brookes University, OX2 9AT. Interviews will take place in September.

Interested in teaching English in southern Italy? Contact by 9 Aug.: Scuola di Inglese `Albion', Corso 1 Ottobre 83, Maddaloni 81024, Prov. Caserta, Italy (fax: 00390 82375 9096); tel. for further details: 00390 82343 6676 (interviews to be conducted in Oxford).

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Houses to Let

Imaginatively remodelled Victorian house, 15 minutes' walk south of city centre; large double bedroom, second bedroom/studio facing south, luxury bathroom with power shower, spacious open-plan ground-floor, fully-fitted kitchen with dishwasher, south-facing rear garden; crockery and linen available if needed. £850 p.c.m. Unusual and inviting, ideal for professional couple; sorry no smokers or pets. Available 21 Aug. Tel.: 01865 721297, fax: 01865 247070, e-mail:

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 year or calendar year preferred. Non-smokers only. Regret no pets. £925 p.c.m., plus all bills. Available now. References and deposit required. E-mail: Tel.: 01865 760668.

Pretty North Oxford mid-terrace house. Front garden, steps to basement dining-room/fully-fitted kitchen. Ground floor—hall, cloakroom, study, sitting-room opening into long, west facing garden. First floor—3 bedrooms, bathroom with shower. House fully furnished, and recently redecorated. Gas c.h./hot water. Shops and school nearby. City centre, 15 minutes' walk. Available Aug. £1,200 p.c.m. For further details call 01865 552175, or mobile 07775 782616.

Iffley Village, Victorian terrace. Two receptions (period fireplaces), beech h/w floors, modern kitchen, and bathroom, very large double bedroom, second study/guest bedroom. Lovely garden. Beautiful property in unique village setting close to river and city centre. Available Oct. onwards. £850 p.c.m. E-mail:, tel.: 00 1 617 610 1810 (USA).

North Oxford . Furnished, 3-bedroom house available for 1 year or longer, from mid-Aug. Garage, front and rear gardens, gas c.h. On bus route to city centre. £950 p.c.m. Tel.: Oxford 515547 or 01869 331575.

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: Oxford 735540.

Shotover. Five bedroom, furnished house. Central heating, d.g., Aga, 1 acre garden. £1,250 p.m. from 1 Aug. Separate office facilities. £150 p.m. Tel.: 01865 769800.

Old Marston village. Convenient for Oxford and Headington. Quaint, c.h., furnished, 1-bedroom cottage. Available from Aug. for 1 year. £580 p.c.m. Tel.: 01865 511967.

Beautifully modernised house to let, 25 Aug. 2000--end May 2001. East Oxford, 20 minutes' walk Bodleian, handy for London bus. Two double bedrooms, 2 studies, sitting- room, dining room, 1 1/2 bathrooms, c.h., washing machine, dishwasher, walled garden. £950 monthly. Phone 01865 242966.

Beautiful barn to let in Great Milton, from Aug./Sept. One double bedroom, bathroom, large living area, and kitchen. Gallery study. C.h., small garden and garage. Suit quiet, postgraduate tenants. Regret unsuitable for children or pets. References please. Telephone 01844 279202, evenings please.

North Oxford , attractively furnished 3-bedroom house, in very quiet street, and close to park. Available from beginning of Sept., suitable for professional family. It is equipped with satellite TV, fridge-freezer, washing machine and microwave. Garage with parking space, and fishpond. Close to schools, within cycling distance of university science area, colleges and city centre. Excellent bus services. Rent £780 p.m. Tel.: +44 (0) 1732 454269 (eves.) or +44 (0) 7990 570616, or e-mail:

Good 3-bedroom house to let in Great Milton. Large kitchen, living room, dining room/study, 2 bathrooms, garden. Suit quiet, responsible tenants. References please. Telephone after 5 p.m., 01844 279202.

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 £1,150 p.c.m. exc. bills. Available from September. Tel.: 00 44 (0)1865 251003, or e-mail:

Old Marston, 3/4 bedroom furnished house. Excellent access bus/cycle routes to centre, gardens, pleasant street, non-smokers. Twelve month lease preferred. Available from July. £825 p.c.m. excl. Tel.: 01527 579463.

Cottage in Islip: beautiful 17th c. cottage, in picturesque village close to Oxford and John Radcliffe Hospital. Three bedrooms, bathroom and shower room, study, sitting room, dining room and kitchen. Charming secluded garden with patio, lawn and church view. Gas c.h. Regular bus and train services to Oxford. Would suit University or medical couple/family, or visiting academic. Non smokers only. Available from Aug./Sept. 2000. £850 p.c.m. plus bills and council tax. References required. Please contact Harriet or Frank on 01865 373056 or e-mail:

Sunny Victorian terrace, East Oxford. Three large bedrooms, 2 reception, well-equipped kitchen, upstairs bathroom, conservatory, attractive garden. Suit family or professional couple. Cat-friendly, non-smoking. Available from mid--late July. £850 p.c.m. plus bills. Tel.: 01865 437 347 or e-mail:

Well located, centrally heated and double glazed 3 bedroom (2 reception) house in Marston. Fully fitted kitchen with breakfast bar, washer/drier, fridge/freezer, microwave oven and gas hob; charming garden studio fitted with office furniture, sofa, electricity and carpet. Walking distance from supermarket, university, city centre and hospitals. Available to non-smoking families from 1 Sept. for 12 months. £800 deposit required for reservation. Rent £800 p.c.m. plus bills and council tax. Tel.: 01865 404836/308015, or e-mail:

Bladon, near Woodstock. Newly decorated throughout, furnished, 3 bedroom semi-detached house to let for 4 months period from mid-Aug. Property comprises of: downstairs; living room, kitchen, utility room with w.c. and shower, large diner/sun lounge: upstairs; 2 double bedrooms, single bedroom, bathroom. House has garden to front and a large (130 ft) enclosed mature garden to rear, with patio. £700 p.c.m. inc. Rent and available dates are negotiable. Please e-mail: (until 28 July) or call Karen on 01993 812915.

Large North Oxford home in quiet cul-de-sac, ending in park. Four bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, sun room etc. Available early Oct.--early Dec. £350 p.w. all inclusive (except phone). E-mail:, or tel.: 01865 454274.

Charming cottage, 12 miles north west of Oxford, in a quiet corner of village. Furnished and equipped to a very high standard. Two bedrooms (1 double bedroom, 1 spare bedroom/study). Beams, inglenook fireplace, woodburning stove, gas c.h., country antiques, washer/drier, fridge/freezer, bath/shower, small walled garden, garage. Entry date flexible between Sept. and early Jan. Possibility of parking in Oxford. Tel./fax: 01865 510542 or e-mail:

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:

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: 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:

Make finding accommodation easy. Finders Keepers have a dedicated approach to helping you 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), personal service and professional advice. For further information please contact Finders Keepers at 226, Banbury Road, Summertown, Oxford OX2 7BY. Tel.: 01865 311011. Fax: Oxford 556993. E-mail: Internet site:

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Flats to Let

North Oxford , Summertown: attractive 2-bed flat in late 19th-c. house in convenient quiet position. First floor: reception room, sitting-room, small kitchen, bathroom. Second floor: 2 bedrooms, shower room. Off-street parking for small car. Available Sept. £800 p.c.m. Tel.: 01635 579185.

Jericho: high-quality, modern, furnished first- floor flat in prime location; double bedroom, bathroom, large sitting-room/dining-room/kitchen; shared used of courtyard garden; garage available if required. Available mid-Sept. Long let preferred. Suit non-smoking professionals; no children. £750 p.c.m. inc. heating and lighting. Tel.: 01865 310800.

Notting Hill (nearly): sunny, south-facing, top- floor flat to let in charming tree-lined street, two minutes' from Ladbroke Grove tube, excellent access to Oxford; vibrant area, super restaurants, shops, galleries; ten minutes from West End. Entrance hall, double bedroom, well-proportioned sitting- room, good bathroom, separate kitchen. Tel.: 01865 512091; e- mail:

Woodstock Road, 2 miles from city centre. Modern, self- contained, ground-floor flat, fully furnished, open- plan, living room with view and access to large rear garden, double bedroom, kitchen, bathroom. Very close to bus-stops, car parking. Available from 5 Aug., 12 month let preferred. £550 p.c.m. plus services. Tel.: 01865 557684.

One room basement studio flat in Victorian house, just south of Summertown. Own access through patio. Fully furnished and decorated with shower room, modern kitchenette, own telephone, TV aerial. £390 p.c.m. inc. c.h., electricity not included. To let from 1 Aug. Tel.: 01865 511500.

Woodstock Road. Large Edwardian 1-bedroom flat, second- floor, overlooking St Johns College Sports Field. Bus to city every 20 minutes. Large lounge (23 x13) with gas fire. Bedroom same, with storage heater. Large hall. Good stocked kitchen, fridge, washing machine, microwave, gas cooker. Dining room/study. Large bathroom, separate shower cubicle. To let for 8 months from 1 Oct.--31 May 2001. £550 p.m. £550 deposit. Suitable academics. Contact: Mr W E Hancliff, 203 B Woodstock Road, Oxford OX2 7AB, tel.: 01865 556780.

North Oxford , flat on second (top) floor of purpose- built block in Osberton Road, Summertown. Fully furnished, and equipped with kitchen utensils, crockery etc., plus washer/drier, fridge-freezer, gas c.h., shower, garage, and garden access. Living room and 2 double bedrooms. Available Aug. 9 to non-smokers. Rent: £650 p.c.m. for a 1 year lease. Tel.: 01865 760 398, or e-mail:

Flat in Victorian house, Iffley Road, 1 mile city centre. Large sitting-room/kitchen, bedroom, bath/shower. Rent to inc. council tax, hot water, some c.h. £500 p.c.m. (low because not self-contained in daytime). Tel.: 01869 350372.

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 1 Sept., and second floor flat available mid-Sept., large double bedroom, large drawing room, kitchen, bathroom. Off- street parking and large secluded garden. Tel.:/fax: Oxford 552400.

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Accommodation Offered

Room to let in 4-bedroom house off Abingdon Road near Donnington Bridge. Share with non-smoking graduates. Rent £165–£230 p.m. plus bills. From 5 Sept. for 12 months. Contact Cecily Crampin, Linacre College. E-mail:

Room to let from Sept./Oct. in beautiful Georgian family home, near Oxford, Abingdon, and Culham, set in lovely countryside; the house is near an excellent bus route, and parking is available for own car. Large gardens, c.h., all mod. cons., shared used of kitchen and bathroom. Non-smoking, animal- loving, peaceful woman required. Rent £65 p.w. inc. of all bills except phone. Tel.: 01865 511499.

Close to Oxford, 15 minutes' traffic-free cycle across lovely fields to city centre: room to let in spacious family farmhouse in charming village, for female postgrad/academic/professional. Views of dreaming spires, lovely gardens, and country surroundings. Easy access to Headington, or south and west, via ring-road. Shared use of large kitchen, washing-machine, gardens. Bathroom shared with only one person. Suit person with bike or car. Available now. £60 p.w. inc. bills. (exc phone). Tel.: 01865 736447 (home); or office: (2)70334/(2)70325 (Frances Gardener) or 811118 (James).

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.

Delightful rooms, North Oxford. All rooms £45 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.

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: Internet site:

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Accommodation Sought

Academic family (2 children aged 4 and 1), seek two- bedroom accommodation, preferably in West Oxford, until 31 July 2001. Maximum rent £750. Please contact B. Emmrich, on 01865 721619, or e-mail:

Professional couple seek flat for longer term let. Tel.: 01865 556379 or e-mail:

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: Alternatively, we would invite you to visit our Web site at: and see how we could be marketing your property.

Moving to or leaving Oxford? Andrews may be the answer. If you are moving to Oxford we can offer good quality accommodation in Oxford or the surrounding area with our professional and helpful team. If you are leaving Oxford and thinking about letting your property, we can offer competitive rates and top quality service of property management. If you would like more information about Andrews and what we can offer you please contact us on: tel.: Oxford 200401, fax us: 791343, or e-mail us at: Or alternatively visit our Web site at:

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Holiday Lets

Venice: apartment in Zattere area, third floor, 100 sq.m. Large living-room, 1 bedroom, fully-equipped kitchen, small terrace, and `altana' (wooden terrace on the roof of the house). 2,000,000 Lire per month, all charges included. Available from 10 Oct. onwards, preferably for 3 months or more. E-mail:

Flat to let in Chiswick, London W4; fully furnished; close to all amenities; convenient bus, tube to central London 35 minutes; easy access Heathrow airport; sleeps 2/3. available 4 weeks, Mon. 21 Aug.–Sun. 17 Sept. £300 p.w. inc. hot water. References required. Tel.: 01451 830992 or 020-995 0062; e-mail:

Norfolk: 18th-c. fisherman's cottage, mid- village, 3 minutes' walk from unspoilt beach and nature reserve; sleeps 4—one double, one twin. OFCH plus solid fuel stove in lounge. Refurbished and well equipped. TV, VCR, and telephone, etc. Available 1 Oct.–31 Dec., rent from £300 p.m. Also country cottage 3–4 miles from sea; very peaceful location; 2 bedrooms, 1 double, 1 bunk-bed; solid fuel stove in lounge. Available 26 Aug.–31 Dec., short lets, £150–£200 p.w. Tel.: 01493 731612, e-mail:

Follow in the footsteps of J.M. Synge and Yeats to the fabled West Coast of Ireland. Beautiful holiday cottage to rent in Co. Clare. Sleeps 8. Exquisitely converted from old barn in an idyllic rural setting with hill walks, waterfalls, and historic sites( Lough Derg, holy island, and the Burren). Only £240 p.w. (strong sterling exchange makes this unusually good value). Still available until 18 August. Smaller studio accommodation (sleeps 2) available into the autumn at £90 per week. Only 25 minutes from Shannon Airport. Contact: Stan or Clare de Freitas, Sunyata Retreat Centre, Sixmilebridge, Co. Clare, Ireland. Tel.: 00 353 61 367073.

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 Oxford 725364.

Skopelos, Skiathos, Alonissos. Lovely island houses available for rent. Sleeping 2–8 persons. 30per cent off selected houses in Sept. Brochure: tel.: 0030 424 22947, fax: 0030 424 23057, e-mail:

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Houses for Sale

Extended end of terrace in Sutton near Stanton Harcourt, 8 miles west of Oxford. Garage, 4 bedrooms, open fireplace, oil-fired c.h., enclosed garden. No chain. Guide price £155,000. Tel.: 07974 920778 or 01865 882956.

House for sale in quiet cul-de-sac in north Oxford village: 3 bedrooms (2 double-size rooms with built-in wardrobes, 1 smaller room), bathroom with power shower, lounge, kitchen and dining area; d.g. downstairs; off-road parking for three cars; excellent village primary school; local park; village pub. Dr Liz Clifford. Tel.: 01865 223722.

Summertown, North Oxford, detached house (c.1969), short walk from Summertown shops, at the end of very quiet cul-de-sac, 5 large bedrooms, 2/3 reception rooms, 2 baths, refitted kitchen, swimming pool, ample garage, and secluded, sunny, south-west facing garden. Friendly academic neighbourhood. E-mail:, tel.: 01865 450134 (after 6 p.m.), fax: 01865 450114. n

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