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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? We already have approval from Central Oxford Research Ethics Committee (COREC COO.127/8) to advertise the HIV vaccine study, and once final approval has been obtained 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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Midsummer Landscape Design

A 2-hour garden with shrubs and bulbs. Jeanne Bliss, Landscape Designer and Lecturer. Oxford and California. For leaflet tel.: 01865 515379 or e-mail:

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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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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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d'Overbroeck's College

Summer Holiday Courses for 10 to 14 year olds. Art (photography, ceramics, painting and drawing) and jazz. Suitable for all standards. An interesting and fun way to use the holidays. Contact Sami Cohen at d'Overbroeck's College on 01865 310000.

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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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Tuition Offered

German tuition for all levels. Experienced German university teacher offers one-to-one and group tuition, tailored to individual needs: revisions for GCSE, A-levels, and BA/MAs; polishing up conversation skills for travel or business; reading German for specific research purposes; or simply learning the language from scratch. Please telephone 01865 558254 or 558714, or contact me by e-mail:

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Services offered

House sitter: academic available to house sit from Sept. 2000--Oct. 2001. Long term preferred. References provided. Tel.: 01865 728757 or e-mail:

Biddles Book Manufacturers Ltd. provide a single- and 2-colour litho book printing service with limp and cased binding. We also have a short run unit for specialist publications. Our customer base includes major UK book publishers, institutions, learned societies, colleges and self-publishing authors. For estimates and technical advice, please contact: Norman White, 01483 502224 or e-mail: Web site:

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:

Garden design. Pershore qualified designer with 2 years' experience at The Burford Garden Company, offers flexible service, including site survey, planting plans, imaginative designs and project management. Initial consultation free of charge. Lesley Simpson, tel./fax: 01993 880322.

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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Domestic Services

Au-pair or part-time nanny needed to look after 6-year-old girl (mainly from 3 --6 p.m. weekdays) beginning Sept. Ability to drive required. Please contact Dr Arciszewska on 01993 882427 or e-mail:

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

Technical helpdesk staff required, for internet company within established market research company, for the UK helpdesk and also an English/Dutch helpdesk. Some knowledge and interest in IT and the internet so they would understand terms such as ISP's, proxies and internet browsers. Successful applicants will possess natural confidence, enthusiasm, and excellent communication skills. Salary will be paid at an hourly rate of £8 an hour, applicants will need to be able to cover a variety of shifts, including evenings and weekends. Please e-mail your c.v. and covering letter to:, or mail ACNielsen, London Road, Headington, Oxford OX3 9SB. Closing date 17 July .

k ing's Sutton Parish Church (near Banbury, Oxon) seeks Organist and Choir Director: 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 Sept. 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. n

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Houses to Let

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

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.

Three-bedroom furnished house in East Oxford, in very quiet, wide street, near park, and on excellent bus routes to city centre. Also good access to ring road and to London. Spacious kitchen, washing machine, cooker, fridge/freezer, c.h. Quiet sunny garden. Non-smokers only. Ideal for professionals or visiting academics. £875 p.c.m. plus all bills. Tel.: 01865 248403.

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.

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:

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.

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:

Grandpont, south Oxford, 10 minutes' from city centre. Four bedrooms (2 linked), living room, dining room, kitchen, bathroom, and separate w.c., small patio. Available from 1 Oct. for 1 year. Suit non-smoking graduate couple and 2 friends. Rent £820 p.c.m. plus bills and Council Tax (if applicable). Call 01865 241845 to view.

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:

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:

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:

Prime location, charming house in north central Oxford, near meadows. Three bedrooms, living/dining room, kitchen/breakfast room, gas c.h., pretty garden. To let from end Aug. £950 p.m. Tel.: 01869 347704.

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.

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.

Central Oxford, Rewley Park. Recently built 2-bedroom terrace house, close to University and city centre (5 minutes' walk). Situated in quiet cul-de-sac adjacent to train station. One double bedroom, 1 single bedroom-cum-office, ample hanging and storage space, modern kitchen, washer/drier, gas central heating. Carpeted, furnished and equipped to a high standard throughout. Small garden and patio. Own parking. Available 1 Oct. for 6--12 months at £835 p.c.m exclusive, or, 3--6 months let £940 p.c.m. inc. utilities and council tax. Apply Dr Josephine Reynell, tel.: 01865 516615, fax: 01865 516616, e-mail:

To rent from August, an exceptional 4-bedroom town house in North Oxford. Recently furnished with IKEA and in good decorative order. All modern appliances. Ground floor: large study/bedroom, bedroom three, shower room and separate toilet; First floor: lounge/dining room, fully fitted kitchen; Second floor: bedrooms 1 and 2 (doubles), bathroom and toilet. Off-road parking for 1 car, small paved garden. Non-smoking tenants required. £900 p.c.m. For further information or to view please telephone Frances Morris on 01865 307219.

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, wood- burning 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:

In quiet residential area of North Oxford (just off the Banbury Road). Four bedrooms (3 double), 2 bathrooms, lounge, dining room, and separate kitchen. Secluded and safe garden to rear, small garden and off-street parking to front. Within easy reach of all amenities and public transport. £1,300 p.m. inc. gardener, o.n.o. Available Aug.--Sept. Contact Dave Wilkinson 01865 484613/514737, or e-mail:

Edwardian Houseboat, River Thames, Oxford. Exquisite mooring on Port Meadow, 10 minutes 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:

West Oxford, within walking distance of city centre and rail station, excellent, modern (3 years old), well presented and appointed 4 bedroom (1 en suite) terrace house, with garage and parking. Double glazed with gas c.h. Fully furnished, garden and close to park. Ideally suited for a visiting academic couple/family, or professionals, non-smokers, no pets. Available from around mid-Aug. for 1 year initially. £975 p.c.m. Contact the owners at 01865 727855, or the letting agents Pearce Alder & Co. at 01865 246502.

Delightful modern 4-bedroom house between LMH and Dragon School. Newly refurbished and equipped to an amazing standard. Main en suite, ISDN, central vacuuming, american fridge/freezer, TV/video, music, BBQ. Garage and gardens. Available inc. linen/bills from 1 week at £900 to 12 months at £1,8000 p.c.m. exclusive. Tel./fax Melanie on 01865 515323 or e-mail:

North Oxford . Four bedrooms, 2 receptions, 2 bathrooms, large kitchen-diner, parking, garage and small garden. Available from mid-July for the next academic year. At present arranged as 6 bed/study rooms and best suited to 5 or 6 academic shares. Rent £1,300 p.m. Tel.: 01865 516144 or fax 01865 437996.

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

New, light and spacious, 2-bedroom, 2 bathrooms, flat in contemporary development situated conveniently in central Headington. Close to hospitals. Secure parking. £880 p.c.m. Available from Sept. For leaflet tel.: 01865 865234 or 515379, or e-mail:

Woodstock Road. Large Edwardian 1-bedroom flat, second-floor, overlooking St John's 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, 203B Woodstock Road, Oxford OX2 7AB, tel.: 01865 556780.

Central North Oxford. Double bedroom, study, living room, kitchen, bathroom and hall. Fully furnished, usual machines. £500 p.c.m., plus bills and Council Tax. Available mid-Aug.--mid-Dec., and 1 Jan.--31 July. Tel.: 01865 276589.

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 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 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-September, large double bedroom, large drawing room, kitchen, bathroom. Off-street parking and large secluded garden. Tel.:/fax: Oxford 552400.

Overlooking the river yet under 10 minutes' walk from city centre, rail station and bus station. Modern fully-furnished top-floor flat in quiet cul-de- sac. Includes double bedroom, light and airy sitting room with kitchen area, bathroom with bath and shower, balcony. Electric storage heating (Economy 7). Electric cooker, fridge/freezer, and washing machine/drier. Own covered parking space, bicycle store. Suit single person or couple. No smokers. Available from Aug. £650 p.c.m. Tel.: 01865 512138, e-mail:

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

North and central north Oxford, 1- and 2-bedroom apartments, very convenient for all university departments. Above average standard of accommodation, space, parking and security. Best suited to mature professionals and visiting academics. Available for the next academic year and various earlier dates. Rents ranging from £600--£750 p.c.m. Tel.: 01865 516144 or fax 01865 437996.

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Accommodation Offered

Room available in friendly, shared house in East Oxford from 1 Sept. Ten minutes' from city centre. Excellent facilities, modern house. Professional, or post-grad. preferred (non-smoking). £239 p.c.m. plus bills. Tel.: 01865 434365 or 07974 231407.

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.

Share exceptional house off Five Mile Drive. Share superb quiet house and garden with single male professional. Large double room. Buses to city centre. 12 month tenancy. Non-smoker. Un/furnished. Rent £463 p.c.m. plus bills. Available now. Tel.: 01865 517077, or e-mail:

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

Swiss academic paediatrician on sabbatical, seeks 1- or 2-bedroom flat within cycling distance South Parks Road for Oct., Nov., and Dec. Please contact Professor Thierry Deonna, e-mail:, or Dr Pike, tel.: 01865 220649 or 221308.

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

Israeli couple, both academics, with a newly born child are interested in a furnished house/apartment in Oxford (not far from centre), for a period of 1--2 years from Aug. E-mail: Tel./fax: 972 3 528 3530.

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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Summer lets

Summer Let in Oxford. Live in comfort near the Thames, just a short walk to the city centre. Beautiful Victorian house, 4 bedrooms, south- facing garden. Centrally heated, large split-level living room, dining room, new and fully equipped kitchen, bathroom with bidet and w.c., shower room with w.c. Available 6 weeks, Sat. 22 July--Sun., 3 Sept. Price negotiable. Tel.: +44 (0) 1865 725193.

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Holiday Lets

Magic Cave. Charming (if tiny) flat for two 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 5 6356 1769.

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.

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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.

Summertown, North Oxford, 5 minutes' walking to excellent shops and schools, in very quiet side street, semi- detached house built around 1900. Four bedrooms, large living room, light south-facing kitchen, bathroom, basement bedroom/studio with own entrance, new gas c.h., excellent decorative order, lovely west-facing garden, pond and old fashioned rambling roses. Very friendly neighbourhood. Guide price £360,000. Tel.: 01865 511704 (p.m.), mobile: 0786 753 0709, or e-mail:

Grandpont, South Oxford, 10 minutes' from city centre. Three bedrooms (2 linked), living room, dining room, kitchen, bathroom and separate w.c. (on ground floor), small patio. Built c. 1900. Available 1 Oct. Offers around £185,000. Tel.: 01865 241845 or e-mail:, to view. (No agents).

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