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Pallas Inter-University Postgraduate Curriculum

The Pallas LL.M. programme in European Business Law is a postgraduate full-time course of 1 year. This programme has been developed by the law departments of 8 reputable European universities. The next course will start in Sept. 2000. Host University: University of Nijmegen, Netherlands; working language: English. For further information please contact: Centre for Postgraduate Legal Education, University of Nijmegen, Faculty of Law (attention of: Ms Marielle Cornielje), PO Box 10520, 6500 MB Nijmegen, Netherlands. Tel.: + 31 24 361 3090/361 5852; fax@ + 31 24 361 5838; e-mail:; website:

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Garage wanted for rent, to store classic car, within Oxford area, from late Feb.,/Mar., onwards. Contact Dr Howard Clark. Tel.: Oxford 793733 or e-mail:

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Parker fountain pen in grey plastic case, found in Parks Road around 2.00 p.m., Tues., 8 February. Tel.: Oxford 282488 or e-mail:

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Bodleian Shop

Find bargains, many at half price, in our grand sale which goes on until the end of February. Shopping is more comfortable during these winter months when the shop is relatively uncongested. Please note our winter opening hours: Mon.,–Fri., 9 a.m.–5 p.m., Sat., 9 a.m.–12.30 p.m. (from April, we stay open until 6 p.m. each weekday until the end of the year).

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Oxford University Newcomers' Club

Spring Lunch and Bring and Buy Sale to be held in the Club Room at 13 Norham Gardens, from 10.30 a.m. on Wed., 23 Feb. All newcomers, friends and family are welcome. Entrance 50 pence or £3 to include lunch. Any donations to the Club Room, Tues., 22 Feb., 10.30 a.m.–12.30 p.m. please.

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Oxford University Museum of Natural History

`The Oxford Dodo' bone china mugs newly commissioned by this museum are now on sale (£5; £5.50 boxed), as are CD's (£10) of baroque music played by the EUBO and launched at their recent recital here. To coincide with the BG Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition (30 Jan.–5 Mar.), portfolios (£2), the full range of related postcards (35p, 12 for £3.50) and greetings cards (£1.25) will be stocked. Open daily 12 noon–5 p.m.; admission free. Telephone orders, Oxford 272961.

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Christ Church Festival Orchestra, Fri. 25 Feb., 8 p.m., Christ Church Cathedral, Musorgsky, Dawn over the Moscow River; Tchaikovsky, Piano Concerto No. 1 (Juliet Allen); Stravinsky, Firebird Suite. Conductor: James Ross. Tickets £8 (£5 student and under 18) from Oxford Playhouse, tel.: Oxford 798600, and on the door.

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Services Offered

Yellow Ltd. are probably the best small entertainment company around, and on the spot caricaturist Andi Reiss, Magic Matt Windsor, and Live Statue Anita can really make your ball or corporate event swing. We can also supply jugglers, fireaters, stilt walkers, contortionists, photographers and the real Tony Blair! We can arrange bouncy castles, dodgems, bungee jumping and a full casino entertainment too. Tel.: Oxford 516566 or e-

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.

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:

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:

Aromatherapy treatments and workshops by Tisserand graduate in Oxford city. A treatment will enhance your health and help deal with stress. Telephone Sue Colclough on Oxford 244146. Forthcoming workshops include `Aromatherapy for relaxation and stress release', Mon. 28 Feb., 6–8 p.m. Please telephone Mill Court Clinical Centre, Oxford 484157, to book a place—£7 per session.

Software Training: I can offer training and help with many Windows applications (Windows 95, word for Windows, e-mail, etc), one-to-one or in small groups. If you are struggling to get started, or want to get the best possible use from your PC resources, contact me and we can see where I can help with filling in knowledge gaps, suggesting short cuts, and turning software use into an enjoyable and meaningful activity. Janet Caldwell, Oxford Software Training, 23 Squitchey Lane, Oxford. Tel.: Oxford 511566, e-mail: Janet.Caldwell@Virgin.Net.

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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

Part-time Co-ordinator for local community project. St Margaret's community and church centre, 30 Polstead Rd., N. Oxford, requires a part-time coordinator to run the centre and support present and new activities. This role is key to the success of the project and the post holder will need enthusiasm and initiative, and strong interpersonal, and administrative skills. £6,000 p.a. for 14.5 hrs. p.w. (equivalent of 2 days at £15,000 p.a. pro rata). There may be an opportunity for an additional half day. For further information and an application form please tel.: Oxford 274073, e-mail:, or write to Ben Simpson, Wolfson College, Linton Rd., Oxford OX2 6UD.

St Michael at the Northgate, in Cornmarket Street, the City Church of Oxford, is looking for a Church Secretary/Administrator to run a small office and manage the maintenance of our Church Centre and ancient church. Hours 9.30 a.m.–4.30 p.m., Mon.,–Fri. Realistic salary according to qualifications and experience. Contact Stephen Pix by 'phone or fax on Oxford 242444.

A successful Oxford based-charity is seeking an enthusiastic person to manage and develop its services to refugees, asylum seekers and detainees. The person will need proven organisational skills, be good with people and have an understanding of the voluntary sector. They must have experience of managing staff and volunteers. The contract is for three years initially at a salary from £19,500 p.a., based in Oxford. For a full information pack and application form, please contact Asylum Welcome, 4 Alfred Street, Oxford OX1 4EH. Closing date 11 Mar., with interviews on 28 Mar. Asylum Welcome is striving to be an equal opportunities employer. Tel.: Oxford 722082.

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Flats to Let

Luxury self-contained, fully furnished flat in large village house, 4 miles outside Oxford. Set in quiet grounds, it has 1 double bedroom with ensuite bathroom/shower, a large sitting room with sofa beds, colour TV and video. Fully fitted kitchen, with freezer and microwave. Children welcome. Available immediately for flexible short lets from 1 week–1 term. All bills inclusive. Tel.: Oxford 883991 for details, or

North Oxford . Excellent 2 double-bedroom flat on 2 floors. Light, well furnished, lots of character, ideally situated for colleges. £895 p.c.m. Tel.: Christine Cox, Oxford 310000 for further details.

Central North Oxford, Bardwell Road. Very attractive, ground floor, 2-bedroom flat in Victorian conversion, furnished and equipped to a high standard. Open plan living room/kitchen, south-facing over garden. Double bedroom, single bedroom, bath/shower, c.h., washer/drier, dishwasher etc. Good storage, communal garden, parking, garage by separate arrangement if required. Available from mid-March. Tel.: Oxford 510542.

Murray Court, Banbury Rd, Oxford. Very spacious (200 sq yds.), quiet, first floor flat. Three double bedrooms, 2 bathrooms (1 ensuite). Fully furnished to high standard, gas c.h., garage, garden. Within short walking distance Science Area, University Parks and city centre. Non-smokers only. £1,250 p.c.m. Tel.: Brooks Property Management, Oxford 728597, fax: 794606.

Butler Close, central Oxford. Two-bedroom, first floor flat. £675 p.m. Apply: Carter Jonas, 269 Banbury Rd., Summertown. Tel.: Oxford 511444.

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 from 11 March, large double bedroom, large drawing room, kitchen, bathroom; ground-floor available from 1 June, 1 double, 1 single bedroom, drawing-room, kitchen, bathroom. Off-street parking and secluded garden. Tel./fax: Oxford 552400.

Fully furnished flat near Oxford in 18th-c. house, centrally located in Woodstock. Two bedrooms, large sitting room, dining room, kitchen, and bathroom. Telephone, c.h., washer/drier etc. Available 16 Apr. 2000. £600 p.c.m. Tel.: 01993 811488.

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Houses to Let

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.: Oxford 764533, fax: 764777, e-mail:

Osney Island, West Oxford. Two bedroom, terrace house, newly refurbished, large rooms. £800 p.c.m. (inc. heating and hot water). Band D council tax, residents' parking. Contact Peter Marsh on Oxford 247001.

Charming cottage, 12 miles north west of Oxford in quiet corner of the village. Beams, inglenook fireplace, woodburning stove, c.h., country antiques, washer/drier, bath/shower, small walled sunny garden, garage, double bedroom plus spare bedroom/study. Available from mid-April. Tel.: Oxford 510542.

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, study, lounge, dining room, completely new kitchen, bathroom and garden. Furnished and equipped to high standard. £1,250 p.c.m. exc. bills. Domestic services can be arranged. Available from Sept. Tel.: 00 44 (0) 1865 251003, e-mail:

North Oxford house available from 28 Mar. 2000 for one year or less. Walk to colleges, train station, and bus station, near Port Meadow, c.h., recently re-decorated, desks, filing cabinets, several large closets, secluded garden, 2 1/2 bathrooms. washing machine, drier, telephone, linen, dishes, 2 bicycles. Suitable for visiting academics. Two bedrooms, £950 p.m.; 3 bedrooms, £1250 p.m (inc. bedsit with separate entrance). Tel.: J. Mackrell (eves.), Oxford 775567, or Canada: A.Gaston, 613 745 1368, fax. 613 745 0299. E-mail: Tony.Gaston@EC.GC.CA or

East Oxford. Four bedroom, 2 reception, Victorian house. £1,000 p.c.m. Tel.: Nick on Oxford 725735.

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: Internet site:

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Accommodation Offered

Single bedroom available in rural cottage to share with one person. Pretty village 10 miles south of Oxford. Easy access to Oxford, Abingdon, Didcot. Very spacious living/dining room, fully equipped kitchen, separate shower and jacuzzi bath tub, study, patio style garden. Available 1 April. £345 p.c.m. Tel.:(Anne) 01235 446432 (lab), 01235 835742 (private), e-mail:

Paying guests, visiting academics welcomed for short or long stays in the warm, comfortable home of a semi-retired academic couple in exclusive, quiet, 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- and coffee-making facilities, microwave and refrigerator/refrigerator availability, c.h. and alternative heating. Breakfast included in the very moderate terms. Tel./fax Oxford 557879.

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: Internet site:

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Accommodation Sought

Swiss Professor and wife (non-smokers), seek a well appointed, centrally located, 1 bedroom, furnished flat or similar in Oxford for 4 months from June–Sept., 2000. Please contact: Professor Walter Gander, e-mail: Tel.: + 41 1 632 7430, fax: + 41 1 632 1620, or Shirley Day, e-mail:, tel.: Oxford 273885.

New Zealand academic couple (non-smoking) on sabbatical leave, seek flat or house within cycling distance of city centre, from Apr.,2000 until Jan.,2001. Garden, character desirable. Tel.: 01223 741185 or e-mail:

Academic couple on sabbatical wish to rent house or flat, preferably in North Oxford, from about 1 Sept., 2000–Aug., 2001. Contact: Prof. David Katz, Dept. of History, Tel-Aviv University, 69978 Tel-Aviv, Israel. Tel.: + 972-3-6407244, fax: + 972-3-6406229, e-mail:

Visiting Danish professor and family with 2 small children, non-smoking, looking for furnished house (2 or more bedrooms), or large flat, in Oxford. Summertown, Jericho and central area would be ideal, but accommodation within the ring-road would be considered. Period: Sept., 2000–June 2001. Contact: Dr Bent Nielsen, tel.: Oxford 278630 (work) or 735856 (home), e-mail:, or Dr Anders Rahbek, tel: 00 45 3532 0682, e-mail:

Going abroad? Or just thinking of letting your property? QB Management is one of Oxford's foremost letting agents and property managers. We specialise in lettings to both academic and professional individuals and their families, and have a constant flow of enquiries from good-quality tenants seeking property in the Oxford area. If you would like details of our services, or if you simply need some informal help and advice without obligation, telephone us: Oxford 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.

We are careful and considerate females searching for a long- term let in East Oxford. A 3–4 bedroom house with at least 1 reception room would be ideal. We are n/s young professionals with no pets, children, or live-in partners. References and deposit available. Please contact Hannah on Oxford 723410, e-mail:, or Becky, e-mail:

Visiting MIT academic and family looking for 3 or more bedroom, furnished house to let in the Oxfordshire area during Summer 2000 (period flexible). Contact Dr. Spencer Pitcher, USA, tel.: 617 253 8667, fax: 617 253 0627, e-mail:

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,, fax: 0041 26 666 14 66.

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Accommodation Sought to Rent or Exchange

My wife and I, and another couple, will be attending Lincoln College from 1 July 2000–15 Aug., 2000, and seek a 2 bedroom apartment or house to share within a mile of campus for that time. We are interested in renting, or in swapping apartments for the summer—we have a wonderful 1-bedroom, free-standing apartment in Ross, CA, USA, in Marin County on the campus of The Branson School. Car available as well. Ross is centrally located 30 mins., between San Francisco, Berkeley, and wine country. Please e-mail Jeff Symonds at:, or PO Box 887, Ross CA, 94957, USA.

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Summer Lets

Family home to let for July and August 2000. Fully furnished and sleeps five. Includes large, west facing family room opening out onto patio, and into large garden. Parking spaces in driveway. Rent £1000 p.m. For further info. tel./fax: Oxford 513688, or e-mail:

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Holiday Lets

Tuscan hills. In superb situation near Siena, our own beautiful farmhouse standing amidst its own olives and vineyard. Spectacular hill and forest views. Easy access to Florence and other main art centres. Very peaceful with full services (but no pool). Ideal 4–6 but will sleep up to 8. From £390 p.w. Tel./fax: 01252 660899.

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.

Brittany. Lovingly restored stone farmhouse, in rural position near Concarneau, Quimper. Cathedral ceiling, huge fireplace, beautiful garden, comfortably furnished with antiques. Sleeps 7/8. Good walking, cycling, sightseeing, markets, restaurants, and within 1/2 hour of wonderful sandy beaches. £350 p.w., £1,100 p.m. Tel.: 00-1-(716) 381-6134, e- mail:

What price Paradise? Three bedroom, 2 bathroom family house on Sydney Harbour. Patio, barbecue, garden, leading on to Forty Baskets Beach for sailing, swimming, bush-walking. Close to Manly for surf, restaurants, and ferries to Downtown Sydney (30 mins.,). Available June, July, August, Sept., 2000. £4,000 (£1,000 p.c.m.). Tel.: 01264 772334 or e- mail:

Dordogne/Gironde traditional farmhouse, simply but well equipped on the edge of unspoilt hamlet. Own pool in 2 acres garden/meadow, large cool games/garden verandah, with great views. Ideal location for sightseeing, riding, walks, restaurants, vineyards. Easy drive to Bergerac/St. Emilion/Sarlat. Sleeps 6/7. £475 all season. Tel.: 01993 881408.

Greece. House to let in Peloponnese. Two bedrooms, 2 bathrooms. Spacious terraces. Very well equipped. Own garden; wide open view over bay and countryside. Swimming pool/tennis court close by. Village and beach 1 km. Good fish tavernas. £250 p.w. Tel.: Oxford 243641.

Charming terraced house for short and long lets in conservation zone of unspoilt Southwold (Suffolk), seconds from the sea. Sleeps 4+. Marvellous area for walking, cycling (2 bicycles available), church visiting, bird-watching, and pub-hopping. Tel.: Oxford 513464 (eves.).

Tuscany, Italy. 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. Not available in August. Tel.: 0181 446 4913.

Catalonia. Well appointed, 3-bedroom house in the unspoilt Catalonian village of Regencos (about 60 miles north-east of Barcelona, and 4 miles inland), near Palafrugell; available 1 April–31 Aug. Several superb beaches within a radius of 6 miles. The house, which sleeps 6, is on 2 floors, each of which is a self-contained flat with kitchen, bathroom, and lounge/dining area. The ground floor has a large double bedroom, while the upper floor has a similar double bedroom and a further twin-bedded room. Attractive roof garden with superb views over surrounding countryside. Spanish maid visits every Sunday, and will cook delicious meals. £1,000 p.c.m., £550 per fortnight, or £300 per week. Ring Dr. Charles Mould, 01844 208234, fax: 01844 202613, or e-mail:, for further particulars.

Algarve. A well furnished, modern, spacious ground floor apartment at Praia da Luz near Lagos, with 2 twin bedrooms, lounge/dining room with double sofa bed, a well equipped kitchen including microwave, bathroom with bath and shower, 2 balconies with sea-views, and small garden with barbecue. The apartment is adjacent to the Ocean Club to which full membership is available, offering 3 swimming pools, children's splash pool, tennis courts, Jonathan Markson Tennis Centre (courses and private coaching available), and restaurant. The apartment is within 200 metres of the centre of town, which has a good variety of restaurants and bars, and 300 metres from the beach. There are 3 golf courses within 10 mins. drive. Maid service 3 times per week, linen, towels, electricity and gas are all included. Tel.: 01582 761510, or e-mail:

Dordogne Valley, South West France. Stone built house in an acre of garden in Lostanges, a small hamlet in the eastern part of the Dordogne valley, with a 270 degree view across a fabulous valley from a large elevated terrace. Swimming, lake club, tennis and golf nearby. Great cycling, walking and charming villages everywhere. Sleeps 8–10. Available from £200–£550 per week. Call Peter Whitehead on 01295 670320 for more details and/or brochure.

Tuscany. Family-owned Wine Estate, producing highly recognised wines, olive oil and cheese, offers ancient farmhouse and apartments, accommodating 2 up to 12 plus. Pool, secluded rural setting, half hour central Florence. Tel./fax: (0039) 055 824 9120, e-mail: `Fattoria Corzano and Paterno'.

Traditional Andalusian house in mountain village. Sleeps 6. Immaculate and newly furnished, spacious with large roof terrace overlooking orange groves and hills. Dishwasher, washing machine. Sea 25 minutes. Granada 20 minutes. Sierra Nevada peaks 40 minutes. Summer and Easter £380 per week, otherwise £260 per week—both incl. linen and cleaner. Tel.: Oxford 515778.

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:

Delicious Irish cottage, Donegal, sleeps 4–6. Open fires, aga, overlooking lake, rowing boat and scenery included, pets welcome. You are in the heart of Ireland's lake districk, perfect country retreat. A place to dream and relax. Beaches, golf, fishing, good pubs, music and much more. Tel.: Oxford 327154. n

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