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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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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: 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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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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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.

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Services offered

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:

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.

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.

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 01865 773021/ 07980 818574, or e-mail:, and make a difference!

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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 01235 555533.

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Situations Vacant

Corpus Christi College, Oxford. Graduate Trainees, £9,794 p.a. Library and Clerical Grade 2. Required from August 2000 for 1 year, a graduate to undertake a variety of tasks in the College Library, and to receive relevant training. The post is open to graduates intending to pursue a course in Library and Information Studies in 2001. Main duties will involve Issue Desk work, including readersū enquiry work; shelving; processing of new books and journals received in the Library; preparing journals for binding; and a variety of other clerical tasks as required. All library systems are automated. As well as training received in post, the trainee will have the opportunity throughout the year to participate in visits and events arranged for SCONUL trainees by the University. Further particulars may be obtained from the Librarian-in-charge, Corpus Christi College, Oxford OX1 4JF. Telephone: 01865 276744. Fax: 01865 276767. E-mail: Closing date: June 23, 2000. The College exists to promote excellence in education and research and is actively committed to the principle of equality of opportunity for all suitably qualified candidates.

Research Fellowship in International Organisations and Security in the Post-Cold War Era. Applications are invited for a post-doctoral fellowship in the area of international organisation and post-Cold War security, tenable from 1 September 2000, either in the area of transitions from war to peace or in that of regional organisations and security. The fellowship will be for one year, although renewal for a second year may be offered. College association may be arranged. Stipend will be on RSII scale (£22,579--£23,521), with additional university benefits. Further particulars can be obtained from Mrs Marga Lyall at the Centre for International Studies, Social Studies Faculty Centre, George Street, Oxford, OX1 2RL, tel.: +44 1865 278705; e-mail: The closing date is 30 June 2000.

Faculty of Mathematical Sciences and Merton College: Junior Lectureship in Pure Mathematics. Applications are invited for a Junior Lectureship from persons qualified in any area of Pure Mathematics. This fixed-term appointment will be made from 1 October 2000 until 30 September 2002. Stipend on the scale £16,286--£17,238 p.a. Applications (including c.v., list of publications, an account of research interests and the names and addresses of two referees) should be sent by mail or fax to the Administrator, Mathematical Institute, 24--29 St Giles', Oxford, OX1 3LB (tel. 01865 273525; fax 01865 273583) not later than 16 June 2000, from whom further particulars may be obtained.

St Anne's College. Accounts Assistant (Fees and battels). The college wishes to appoint an efficient and enthusiastic person to take responsibility for this important and ever-changing aspect of college finances. Essential qualities are accuracy, a financial background, computer literacy and the ability to communicate at all levels. Salary in the range of £12,679 to £15,302. Generous staff benefits are offered. A job description can be obtained from the Treasurer's secretary, telephone (2)74824, e-mail: Applications, with c.v., and the names of two referees should be sent to the Treasurer's secretary by Monday, 12 June.

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, or snail mail your c.v. to: John Cooper, CW Communications, 2 Holford Yard, Cruikshank Street, London WC1X 9HD.

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.

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Houses to Let

Maisonette to let from 25 Aug. Top two floors of house in Stanley Road, off Iffley Road. Attractive outlook, quiet, furnished, recently redecorated and recarpeted. Study/bedroom, bedroom, and study. Living room, bathroom, kitchen (with washer/drier), gas c.h., telephone, car park, use of garden. Would suit 2 sharers, 12 month lease. £670 p.c.m. Contact Mr R. T. Rivington, 6 Stansfield Close, Oxford OX3 8TH. Tel.: 01865 768874, fax: 01865 452646. E-mail:

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: 01235 735540.

St Bernard's Road, within easy walking distance of city centre. Three bedroom terrace house, furnished, c.h., to let for 1 year from beginning of Sept. £750 p.c.m. Tel.: 01223 365845, fax: 01223 323859, or e-mail:

Modern 2 bedroom house,near Iffley Turn. Fully equipped, c.h., with parking space. Very quiet leafy cul-de-sac, 2 miles city centre. Available 10 June. Minimum 6 months let. £600 p.c.m. plus Council Tax. Sorry no pets or smokers. Tel.: 01865 361494 for further details, or e-mail:

Sunny Victorian terrace house, Iffley Fields. Ten mins.' walk High Street. Two reception (period fireplaces), modern kitchen and bathroom, second w.c., large double bedroom, study/guest bedroom (double sofa-bed), utilities, cellar, antiques, pine floors and period features. Nice garden. Suit couple, no children. Available mid-July through Sept. £750 monthly inc. council tax. E-mail: Tel.: 01865 798069 or, 01873 810982.

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 end July (possibly one month earlier). References and deposit required. E-mail: Tel.: 01865 760668.

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:

Cottage to rent in small Oxfordshire village. Period terrace cottage to rent in Middle Barton (12 miles north of Oxford), from early July for extended period. Accommodation consists of sitting room and dining room with quarry tiled flooring, fully fitted kitchen with gas cooker, refrigerator, dishwasher and microwave oven, 3 bedrooms with wooden floors, bathroom includes bath and electric shower, gas c.h., security lock double glazing, large well maintained private garden with lawn, patio, timber summerhouse, and herb garden, an outhouse with freezer and washing machine. Rent £800 p.c.m. (exc. of council tax and utilities). Please contact Andrew on 01865 222395, e-

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:

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:

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.: Tel.: 01865 249426, e-mail:

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:

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.

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:

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: Internet site:

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:

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Flats to let

Flat to rent, Upper Wolvercote, Oxford---in excellent position. One bedroom flat in excellent condition and position, with superb views. Extremely convenient location on bus route, also car parking: in village atmosphere close to both Port Meadow and city with all its amenities. Available from mid-July onwards for up to a year.£550 p.c.m plus bills. E-mail:, or tel.: 01865 311436.

North Oxford , Summertown. Spacious, interesting flat, convenient for town and shops. Recently refurbished, new carpets, furnished and with gas c.h. One large double bedroom with stripped pine floor, 1 single bedroom/study. Kitchen with microwave, fridge freezer and gas cooker. Sitting room with coal effect gas fire. Bathroom with bath and shower, separate w.c. Off-road parking, small garden. No smokers or pets please. Suit professionals, couple or family. Available from June for long or short let. £800 p.c.m. exc. Tel.: 01865 510467 or 01242 672088. E-mail: Two bedroom flat in Victorian house, next to University Parks. Quiet, light, spacious, with garden, balcony, wooden floors, piano and all mod cons. Available now until early Sept. £300 p.w. or £1,000 p.m. Call 07931 599071. References required.

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.

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.

Comfortable well-furnished flat, in quiet rural surroundings 6 miles south-west of Oxford. Living room with kitchen annexe, bedroom, second bedroom/study, bathroom. All mod cons. Ample parking. Free use of private squash court. Available from Sept. for academic year (or more). Rent approx. £390 p.c.m. inc. hot water and c.h. Tel.: 01865 390535.

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.

Reliable tenant(s) sought for exceptionally lovely, fully furnished flat in Cambridge, Mass. (USA), for June/July/Aug., part or inclusive. Especially suitable for 1 or 2 people seeking access to either Harvard or MIT libraries this summer. E-mail:, 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--2 1/2 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:

Spacious self-contained ground-floor flat in Littlemore, 3 miles city centre, frequent buses. Two double bedrooms, 2 reception rooms, kitchen/breakfast room. Fully furnished including automatic washing machine, tumble drier, microwave, oil c.h. Carport and use of large garden. Suitable for family or adults sharing. Available from 1 July for min. 6 months. Rent £575 p.c.m., plus bills. Call 01865 777631 (eves.).

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Accommodation Offered

Large, light and airy room: with private bathroom, shared cooking facilities and own entrance and telephone, in lower ground floor of period house in North central Oxford. Available 15 July. Ideal for writer/artist's studio with occasional overnight stay, but will consider full-time residency. Non-smoker, single person only. £80 p.w. Also available from Sept., single room in house, with use of second bathroom. Professional person or graduate only. £55 p.w. Tel.: 01865 557932 (after 5.30 p.m.).

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: 01865 556993, e-mail: Internet site:

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Accommodation sought

Wanted, a flat, studio/flat with self-contained accommodation for a University lecturer, on a short-term basis for 3 months maximum from 1 Sept. At a reasonable rent please. Would consider a shared house situation. Tel.: 01865 241556 or e-mail:

D'Overbroeck's College is looking for more good family and self-catering rooms in North Oxford for A level students returning in September. We have a particular need for self-catering flatlets in private houses. Excellent rates are paid through the College. If you think you can help, please telephone the Accommodation Office for further information on 01865 310000.

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 accessible by bus. Please fax Gerald Mattingly in the USA at 001 865 251 2337, or e-mail:

French development consultant and teacher, with 2 daughters 16 and 14, seeks a furnished 3 bedroom house or flat in Oxford, preferably within walking distance of the city centre, from Sept.,--Nov.,(exact dates flexible). Possibly Bruxelles--Oxford exchange. E-mail: Tel.: 00 32 237 64562. Fax: 00 32 237 66536. Oxford contact Michele, tel.: 01865 511058.

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.: 01865 200401, fax us: 791343, or e-mail us at: Or alternatively visit our website at:

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Accommodation Sought to Rent or Exchange

Responsible single medical professional returning to Oxford for the summer. Available for housesitting or seeks single roomed flat/studio to rent from mid-June--mid-Sept. Please e-mail:, or leave message at 01865 281508 for Shehnaaz Suliman.

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:

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Summer Lets

Lovely Paris flat, sunny, fully furnished, elegantly outfitted. Three bedrooms (sleeps 6), spacious living/dining room, kitchen (fully equipped including washing machine and dish washer). 20th arrondissement (Metro Saint-Fargeau). Length of stay: 10 July--31 Aug. Prices: 1 week, £400; 1 month, £1,200; the whole period, £1,800. Tel.: 01865 288267, e-mail:

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.

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:, or tel.: 01865 276890.

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Holiday Lets

Tuscany, Italy. Unexpectedly available first 2 weeks of July. Charming 17th c.-farmhouse in unspoilt mountain village, with magnificent views. Spacious accommodation, fully modernised with lovely garden and swimming pool. Near Lucca, easy access to Pisa and Florence. Sleeps 8--10. Also available in June. Tel.: 0208 446 4913.

Pembrokeshire Coast. Farmhouse (4 bedrooms) and barn (3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms). Log fires, panoramic views, spectacular cliff walks, National Trust beaches. £100--£440 p.w. Still available June and July. Tel.: Isobel Cox on 01923 856114, or see the photos and other details at:

North Cornwall. This lovely old farmhouse (c. 1800) has been caringly divided to provide two holiday cottages of great character. A wonderful setting for nature lovers, the River Allen, which is a designated site of `special scientific interest' flows past the meadows of this 10-acre smallholding. Only 5 miles from the coast, a short drive will take you to the lovely old fishing village of Port Isaac. Polzeath and Boscastle are within 9 miles. Walkers and cyclists can enjoy Bodmin Moor and the Camel Trail is just a short drive. Lounge with woodburner, well equipped kitchen/diner, 2 bedrooms (1 double, 1 twin), bathroom/w.c. Full night storage heating. Linen, cot/high chair provided. Regret no pets. £166-£419 p.w. Tel.: 01208 850280 for more details. E-mail:

Cornwall, near Sennen Cove. Converted barn, sleeps 4, comfortable, with microwave, washing machine, tumble drier, TV, video. Sea view, small garden. Available from July. £100-250 p.w. Tel.: 01865 557713.

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:

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:

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.

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.

France, southern Auvergne, in the Parc Regional des Volcans. Charming, self-contained ground floor studio flat in a traditional 19th.-c. stone house in hamlet, in a magnificent unspoilt valley; recently restored; generous sized room furnished with country antiques (2 single beds), plenty of storage space, well-appointed kitchenette, fully tiled bathroom with large shower; use of delightful gardens, full of roses and laid to terraces; splendid views. Would suit middle-aged couple, keen walkers, and lovers of unspoilt countryside. £100 p.w., £150 in July and Aug. All linen, cleaning and electricity inc. Contact Margaret Rubel, tel.: 0033 1 4887 1933 or 0033 4 7147 9617.

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Flat for Sale

Two bedroom split level, first floor flat, overlooking stream, on edge of exclusive 3 year old development, off Abingdon Road, a mile from Oxford centre. Guide price £125,000. Tel.: 01865 513759 or e-mail: for more information.

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For Sale

Harmonium, Clough and Warren, Detroit, circa 1890; 7 stops, approx. 4ft long, 2ft deep and 41 ins high. £75. Tel.: 01865 351669.

Do you like doing up old pianos? For sale: Broadwood upright, c.130 years old. Attractive case in good condition. Modern tuning pins. Some of the interior boards have swollen owing to heat. Hope it can be renovated as a piano rather than turned into a cocktail cabinet. Tel.: 01865 310292 or e-mail: n

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