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Oxford Alumni Cruise to Antarctica 7–20 December 2000

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

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Poetry Evening

World-famous poets, Oxford's James Fenton and Malawi's Jack Mapanje, perform their own poetry. Sun. 21 May, 7.30 p.m., Holywell Music Room. An Amnesty International benefit. Tickets: £6 (£4 concessions). Enquiries: Oxford 769206 or e-mail: fmr@qeh.ox.ac.uk.

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Piano Recital

John Christopher Adams will perform, Debussy ImagesBook I and Book II, and Liszt Sonata, in the Holywell Music Room, Sunday 28 May at 8 p.m. Tickets £7/£5 from The Oxford Playhouse (Oxford 798600) or at the door.

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D'Overbroeck's College

Summer Courses for 10 to 14 year olds. Art in Summer (painting, drawing, ceramics, photography) and Jazz course. Both suitable for all levels. For more details contact Sami Cohen, d'Overbroeck's College, Oxford, on Oxford 310000.

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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.: Oxford 728565, fax: 728575, e-mail: info@wct99.com.

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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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Musica Humana Oxford

Dana T. Marsh, Director, will offer the programmes `Splendours of Tudor Polyphony: Music for the Sarum Rite', featuring the Cantate Massof John Sheppard, with additional motets and responds by Thomas Tallis and Sheppard. Sat., 13 May at 8.15 p.m. in the Chapel of Queen's College. Tickets £6 (£4 concessions, £2 students) at the door.

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Oxford Bach Choir

An evening of American and English music: Bernstein (Chichester Psalms, I Hate Music, and Suite from West Side Story); Copland (Old American Songs); Britten (Rejoice in the Lamb and Cabaret Songs). Principle conductor, Nicholas Cleobury.Date: Friday, 23 June at the Sheldonian Theatre, Oxford at 8 p.m. Tickets: £30, £24, £20, £16, £12 (£6 for students), from the Oxford Playhouse Booking Office. Tel.: Oxford 798600.

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Bodleian Shop

See our full range of postcards, greetings cards, and stationery with a difference! Our `Oxford Views' writing paper, using engravings from the John Johnson Collection of Printed Ephemera, is printed in the Bodleian on high quality conservation paper; A4 size, 16 sheets and 16 envelopes, £5.95. Shop open Mon.--Fri., 9 a.m.--5 p.m., Sat., 9 a.m.--12.30 p.m.

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Tuition Offered

Friendly, widely-experienced teacher, offers home tuition in English, Maths, Science, German and Humanities to 13+/GCSE, and French to A-Level+. Genial original approach, easy rates. Tel.: 01235 814241 to discuss prospects.

Coaching and supervising your staff. If you supervise and train staff this training day will increase your effectiveness and confidence in getting the most out of your staff. You will learn techniques, and how they apply to your work: 14 Sept. Team building is fun. Learn to interact effectively as part of a team. Know how to compensate for imbalances in an existing team, how to set team goals alongside optimising individual skills and expertise: 15 Sept. Venue Oxford, 130 each, discount for attending both days. Contact R & T S on Oxford 774554, e-mail: patlockley@rowingandtraining.freeserve. co.uk.

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Services Offered

Clueless for a present? A Cryptic Factor crossword, custom-compiled from your brief, honours that special person/occasion with a uniquely apposite, elegant (frameable!) brain-tickler---the perfect solution! Details and sample: s.a.e., a.s.a.p. to The Cryptic Factor, 12 Short Furlong, Didcot OX11 7SH (01235 814241).

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: info@kristontec.co.uk.

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

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/ 07715 584292, or e-mail: pjh_personaltraining@yahoo.com, 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.: Oxford 726983 or Abingdon 555533.

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Situations Vacant

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 Oxford 865722.

Academic Secretary: Clerical and Library Grade C4 £13,532--£15,664. The Faculty of Music, is seeking a resourceful Academic Secretary to work as part of an efficient team of three in the Faculty Office, including the Administrator, and the Faculty Secretary. The Academic Secretary will work under the supervision of the Chairman of Faculty Board, and be responsible for the administration of student admissions, Open Days and Public Relations, lecturing and examining timetables, examination papers and other course-related matters which may often be deadlined and confidential. S/he will interact with lecturers, students and the general public, and will take initiatives in many aspects of internal and external communication. S/he will be responsible for the academic part of the Faculty Office and its archive, and have accomplished skills in both communication and data processing. Knowledge of languages other than English and/or of music will be very useful. Further particulars may be obtained from the Administrator, Faculty of Music, Oxford, tel.: 01865 276125, fax: 01865 276128, e-mail:humaira.erfan-ahmed@music.ox.ac.uk. Applications, including a c.v., and the names and addresses of two referees, should be sent to the Administrator, Faculty of Music, St Aldate's, Oxford OX1 1DB by Monday, 5 June. Interviews will be held near the end of June.

Tureck Bach Research Foundation. Part-time position available for alert, swift-thinking Assistant to the Director. Requirements: general computer skills, experience with filing papers. Work involves straightforward correspondence, by telephone, fax, e-mail. Hours and fee to be mutually arranged. Please fax c.v. (01865 512620), or telephone Dr R. Tureck on Oxford 515760. E-mail: rosalyn.tureck@st-hildas.ox.ac.uk.

The Examination Schools: Invigilators. We are looking for people to add to our Register of Invigilators. Work is on a temporary basis during the exam periods and involves laying out of question papers and invigilating during the examination session. Each session is approximately 4 hours. If you are interested please send a c.v. and covering letter to the Clerk of the Schools, Examination Schools, High Street, Oxford OX1 4BG. For further information phone the Deputy Clerk (Exams) on (2) 76911.

The Examination Schools: Room Assistants. We are looking for people to work full time, including some Saturdays, for a 6 week period in Trinity term to cover the exam season (22 May--30 June 2000). The duties include setting up examination rooms, tidying up between sessions, laying out script booklets and exam materials, and delivering packages in central Oxford. If you would like to apply please send a C.V. and covering letter to the Clerk of the Schools, Examination Schools, High Street, Oxford OX1 4BG. For further information phone the Deputy Clerk (Building) on (2) 76905.

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Houses to Let

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.

Very comfortable and well appointed detached house, in Headington. Available from 4 Sept.,--4 Oct. Must like cats (2 to be fed), and be non-smoking. £250 p.w. Reply to Ellis, Oxford 762637, e-mail: ellis@oxfree.com.

Modern detached cottage located in picturesque North Oxford village. Furnished to a high standard with 2 bedrooms, 2 reception rooms, and study. Front and rear gardens with off street parking and garage, and rail link to Oxford. Available from the beginning of June at £850 p.c.m. For more details please contact Julia at Finders Keepers, 226 Banbury Road, Summertown, Oxford OX2 7BY. Tel.: Oxford 311011, e-mail: oxford@finders.co.uk, or visit our website on: www.finders.co.uk

An Englishman's home is his castle---so the saying goes. We cannot pretend that we have too many castles on offer but if you are seeking quality rental accommodation in Oxford or the surrounding area we may be able to help. QB Management is one of Oxford's foremost letting agents, specialising in lettings to academics, medical personnel, and other professionals. Our aim is to offer the friendliest and most helpful service in Oxford. Visit our web site at: http://www.qbman.co.uk and view details of all the properties that we have currently available to let. Alternatively, telephone, fax, or e-mail us with details of your requirements, and we will do whatever we can without obligation. Tel.: Oxford 7611533, fax: 764777, e-mail: info@qbman.co.uk.

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

Refurbished, 2 bedroom, mid-terrace cottage on Old Boars Hill. Beautifully presented, and fully equipped to a high standard, this property provides excellent accommodation with good access to both Oxford and Abingdon, with all local facilities besides. Available now at £795 p.c.m. For more details please contact Julia at Finders Keepers, 226 Banbury Road, Summertown, Oxford, OX2 7BY. Tel.: Oxford 311011, e-mail: oxford@finders.co.uk, or visit our website at: www.finders.co.uk.

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). Phone Cathy on 01482 494508.

Quiet, modernised terrace house, fully furnished, central north Oxford. Two bedrooms, garden, c.h. Suitable visiting academics. Available to let to 1 or 2 persons only from 16 Sept., for one academic year. For further details, tel.: Mrs Ockenden, Oxford 512747, or e-mail: rosaleen@community.co.uk.

Three bedroom house in Old Marston, in very quiet cul-de-sac location, close to J.R. Hospital, and short cycling distance to the city. Living and dining room, conservatory for summer use, fully-fitted kitchen with dishwasher, extra cloakroom, large rear garden, own drive and garage. £650 p.c.m. No smokers or pets. Available for 1 year from Sept. E-mail: anindya.banerjee@economics.ox.ac.uk. Tel.: + 44 1865 764262 (eves.).

A beautifully converted old village bakery, in a peaceful relaxed environment, set in a village 15 mins. drive from Oxford. Double bedroom en suite, living room leading to sunroom, overlooking a secluded walled garden; kitchen with dishwasher, cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine/drier. C.h., TV's, video, telephone. Short or long term let (6--12 months) would be considered. £850 p.m. inc. electricity/heating. Tel.: 01869 350017.

Central North Oxford. Elegantly furnished, Victorian style house in landscaped surroundings, overlooking canal. Four bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, kitchen/breakfast, utility, dining room, sitting room. Short walk from city centre. Reserved parking. £1,900 p.c.m. Non-smokers. Available from 6 Aug. E-mail: vballeny@callnetuk.com.

Charming, well equipped, family accommodation, overlooking River Thames in Oxford. Friendly neighbourhood, convenient for trains and city centre. Two/three double bedrooms. Available mid-Sept., for 1 year. Non-smokers only. £1,000 p.c.m. exc. bills and local tax. Tel.: Oxford 244480, or e-mail: maukie@dtn.ntl.com.

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

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.: Oxford 311011. Fax: Oxford 556993. E-mail: oxford@finders.co.uk. Internet site: http://www.finders.co.uk.

Riverside House, 5 mins. walk from Carfax, available for sabbatical family, from Sept. Three bedrooms, living room, kitchen/dining room, 2 bathrooms, own garage, small garden, c.h. £995 p.c.m. Tel.: Oxford 735446 (eves. and weekends).

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Flats to Let

Cowley. Fully furnished, 2 bedrooms (1 double, 1 single), carpeted throughout, kitchen with all domestic appliances, c.h., sitting room/study with shelves, telephone, small communal garden, car parking. Well served by buses, 7 mins. drive from city centre. Available 1 Sept.,2000--31 Jan., 2001. £575 p.c.m. exc. bills. Tel.: Oxford 775375 between 8.30--9.30 p.m. (or leave message).

Central North Oxford. Available mid-July, large comfortable first floor flat in Victorian house. Two bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2 reception. Gas c.h., large sunny balcony/patio. Off-street parking. Fully furnished and equipped. Rent £700 p.c.m for long let (6 months or 1 year), exc. all bills, charges and local taxes. Tel.: Oxford 515406 (answerphone).

Sunny Edinburgh flat, period features, and stunning views. Beautifully furnished, fully equipped. Drawing room, study, 1 double, 1 single bedroom, kitchen/dining, bath/power shower, g.c.h. Shared garden. Excellent amenities. Short walk to University and city centre. Available 21 June--21 Sept. 700 p.c.m. Tel.: 0131 229 8154, or e-mail:jolyon.mitchell@ed.ac.uk Self catering, short break apartment in Oxford. Situated on the beautiful tree lined Woodstock Road, on 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.: Oxford 310782, or e-mail: john@g.c.pipkins.freeserve.co.uk.

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.).

Central North Oxford, 4 mins. walk from University Parks and easy walking to University Science Area, libraries and city centre. Charming and spacious garden flat in quiet residential street, incl. sitting-room, double bedroom, kitchen with washing machine, bathroom with bath and shower, plentiful storage space. Gas central heating. Suit single person or couple. No smokers. Available from July. £740 p.c.m. Tel.: Oxford 512138; e-mail:mdy@bioch.ox.ac.uk

A luxury, self-catering, 1 bedroom apartment is available for short lets, minimum 1 week. Ideal for visiting academics, business people, or for holidays. Next to the River Thames, yet only 5 mins. walk to the city centre, it is an ideal location. Recently refurbished to a very high standard it consists of: 1 double bedroom, a newly fitted bathroom, lounge/diner with T.V., video, sofa/bed etc.; new kitchen with dishwasher, fridge, washer/drier and microwave. By taking advantage of the sofa/bed it will accommodate up to 4 people. The price is £395 p.w. incl. fresh linen, and cleaning once a week, heating and electricity. Oxford Riverside Apartments, tel.: Oxford 310782, fax: Oxford 310649, or: www.oxfordcity.co.uk/accom/pembrok.

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

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Accommodation Offered

Bed-sit, with its own shower room and telephone line, in North Oxford (1 mile to city centre). Available for the summer for 2--3 months from the end of June. Tel.: Oxford 553638.

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.: Oxford 311011, fax: Oxford 556993, e-mail: oxford@finders.co.uk. Internet site: http://www.finders.co.uk.

Self-contained, luxury, open plan accommodation in North Oxford, well within Ring Road. Quiet, with patio and lovely views to open countryside. Near convenient bus route. Suit visiting academic/professional, single or couple. Available June. Rent £650 p.m. for single, £700 for couple, inc. electricity and council tax. Regret no children, pets or smokers. Tel.: Oxford 515085, or e-mail: trishaboyd@hotmail.com.

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

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

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Accommodation Sought

Going abroad? Or just thinking of letting your property? QB Management is one of Oxford's foremost letting agents and property managers. We specialise in lettings to both academic and professional individuals and their families, and have a constant flow of enquiries from good quality tenants seeking property in the Oxford area. If you would like details of our services, or if you simply need some informal help and advice without obligation, telephone us: Oxford 7611533, fax us: 764777, or e-mail us: info@qbman.co.uk. Alternatively, we would invite you to visit our web site at: http://www.qbman.co.uk and see how we could be marketing your property.

Family returning after 5 years Christian work in Uganda seek house-sit/caretaker accommodation at modest rent from July, preferably in Jericho/North Oxford/Summertown. Mother EFL teacher, father studying, and boys aged 11 and 9. Non-smokers, happy to caretake, housekeep, garden etc. References available. Contact Kathryn.Bunch@ccrg.ox.ac.uk, or tel.: Oxford 516492.

Academic couple (non-smokers), directing U.S. university exchange programme, seek furnished 2 bedroom flat, or small house, late Aug.,--late Dec. Central Oxford location within walking/biking distance preferred. Contact Prof. Ellen Todd, e-mail: etodd@gmu.edu, tel.: 001 202 363 5686, or fax: 001 703 993 1251.

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: oxford.lets@andrews.org.uk. Or alternatively visit our website at: www.andrews.org.uk.

Visiting American academics are looking for a 3/4 bedroom house to rent in Wolvercote, from 1 Sept.,2000--June 20001. Furnished, washer/drier, and ideally with view of meadows!. Please contact Matthew Sparke (sparke@u.washington.edu; tel.: 001 206 526 5363) or, locally, Dr Peter Bull at Hertford College.

International Copyright Lawyer from continental Europe, frequently travelling abroad, is looking for a centrally located base in Oxford, ideally consisting of either a small self-contained flat, or a single bedroom plus study, or a very large room in a shared house or flat. Please contact: Brigitte_Lindner@Compuserve.com, or tel.: 020 7837 3927.

Swiss visiting scholar and partner wish to house-sit, or rent a furnished 1-bedroom apartment or studio for 1 or 2 years, commencing 1 Sept., 2000. £500--£650 p.c.m. Non-smokers. Laundry facilities required. Contact: Dr S. Besson, e-mail:sbesso2@law.columbia.edu, fax: 0041 26 666 14 66.

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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

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

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

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

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

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

Pembrokeshire coast near Fishguard. Comfortable cottage in peaceful setting, with stove, books, garden. Coast path 1 km. Ideal for walking, studying, relaxing. Sleeps 3 +. Children and pets welcome. Accessible by public transport. Reasonable rates esp. May/June. Tel.: 01348 872080.

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.

Dordogne and Rome holiday rentals. Stone house in an acre of garden in the Dordogne, France, with a fabulous 270 degree panorama (sleeps 8/10). Also Rome, Italy, marble floored flat (4/5) and 19th-c., country farmhouse with lovely views, 115 mins. from Rome and 2 hrs to Florence (sleeps 4 with downstairs rooms available to sleep 4 more). Prices vary from £250--£550 p.w. Private owner. Tel.: 01223 353603 for details.

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.

Crete. A traditional Cretan house in old town Rethimno, superbly renovated to provide space and comfort in beautifully furnished surroundings. Elevated, vine-covered, sitting area with brick barbecue---perfect for alfresco dining. It is in a quiet area, and close to long, sandy beach, taverns, shops, and the many interesting sights in and around this historic area. Sleeps 4 (1 double, 1 twin). Available all year round. ?280 p.w., ?1000 p.m. All linen, electricty and cleaning inc. Tel./fax: Nikolaos Glinias, 0030 831 56525, e-mail: nglynias@ret.forthnet.gr.

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.

Venice. Holiday home of Anglo-Italian couple, tastefully modernised, and furnished, access on to quiet `Corte', sleeps up to 4. Available weekly or termly. Situated between railway and Rialto, near Ghetto, well served by water buses, shops and restaurants. Tel.: 0039 0644230361.

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Houses for Sale

\High quality 2 bedroom house on Oxford Waterside development. Built in 1998, condition as new with high ceilings, gas c.h. and luxury fittings. Master bedroom with en suite shower, bathroom, gardens, allocated parking. Available now. guide £190,000. Tel.: 0370 753915.

Spacious 2 bedroom house with large L-shaped sitting room/dining room in Witney (12 miles from Oxford). Upstairs bathroom and downstairs w.c. Generous cupboard space, gas c.h. Secluded walled garden. In excellent condition. No chain. Price: £115,000. For further information tel.: Oxford 554684.

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For Sale

A number of Apple Macintosh Centris 610 and 6100 computers with Operating System 7.1, complete with monitors, keyboards and mice; a Sharp plain paper fax machine and 2 Overhead Projectors. For more information and prices, contact the Administrator, Stanford University Centre in Oxford, on stanford@sable.ox.ac.uk, or tel.: Oxford 251193 during office hours.

Human Instincts Explained, by Nils K. Oeijord. Price $10.95, paperback, 144 pp. Published by Vantage Press, Inc., New York. ISBN: 0-533-13127-8. Human Instincts Explained explains and makes a list of the human instincts - for the first time in history.

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