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Oxford University Museum of Natural History Shop

Among new items, Benedict Rubbra's book Paintings 1958--1998: Ideas and influences, will interest visitors to `Visualising Insulin Secretion', while several titles relate to the exhibition `Ruskin and the University Museum'. These temporary displays in the upper gallery run until 31 July and 31 Dec. respectively. In addition a wider than usual choice of dinosaur and dodo souvenirs celebrates the opening of the new permanent display in the main court. Museum open daily, noon--5 p.m. (inc. August Bank Holiday). Admission is free.

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Oxford Chamber Music Society

London Wind Trio and Sam Haywood (piano), works by Mozart, Milhaud, Walthew, Glinka, Canteloube, Poulenc. 25 June at 8 p.m., Holywell Music Room. Tickets: £11 (seniors £9): in advance from the Oxford Playhouse Box Office (Tel.: 01865 798600) £10 (seniors £8); students and juniors £4.50.

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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: sales@bodley.ox.ac.uk.

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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: 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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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: 114611.1677@compuserve.com.

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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: trc45@hotmail.com.

Twenty-one year old female, student of English, from Poland would like to come to England and live with a family, to improve her English. In exchange for accommodation she is happy to look after children, disabled adults or old people. She could be available from 6 July--18 Aug., or from 1--30 Sept. Please contact 01865 764197 or e-mail Dr Z. Zylicz on: z.zylicz@chello.nl.

1-two-1. Paul Ledger, Sports and Remedial Therapist, personal trainer, Dip. F.T.S.T, A.S.M.T, I.I.H.H.T.. I specialise in remedial and sports massage, which can remove and break down conditions of general aches, pains and sport specific problems. To arrange a free consultation at the Oxford Natural Health Centre tel. : 01865 715615 or 07802 182 539.

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 U.K. book publishers, institutions, learned societies, colleges and self-publishing authors. For estimates and technical advice, please contact: Norman White, 01483 502224 or e-mail: nwhite@biddles.co.uk. Web site: www.biddles.co.uk.

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: john.hanks@ukonline.co.uk.

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: summertown@020.mbe.uk.com.

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/ 07980 818574, 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.: 01865 726983 or Abingdon 555533.

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Situations Vacant

(Junior) Research Assistant/Secretary wanted on a freelance part-time basis, to assist in a project on African ecology and primatology. Est. 10--20 hours p.w. (Age 40+ also welcome). Dr. A. Kortlandt, 88 Woodstock Road, Oxford OX2 7ND. Tel.: 01865 515602.

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

University of Oxford: the Voltaire Foundation is looking for professional freelance copy editors to work on the series cStudies on Voltaire and the eighteenth century/ and other scholarly publications on the eighteenth century in France. Essential qualifications are total familiarity with formal written French, at least one year's copy-editing experience in academic publishing, and readiness to work on-screen. Please write with details of experience to: Janet Godden, Deputy Publisher, the Voltaire Foundation, 99 Banbury Road, Oxford OX2 6JX.

Pembroke College, Oxford. Appointment of Librarian. The College proposes to appoint a full-time Librarian with effect from 1 September or as soon as possible thereafter, to manage a medium-sized College Library (40,000 books, 400 users) just completing conversion to automated catalogue and circulation. Candidates should be Graduates and have appropriate professional qualifications and experience. The salary will be in the range of £16,286 to £24,479; free lunches, an attractive holiday package and Pension are offered. Applicants should write for further particulars and an application form to the Academic Registrar, Pembroke College, Oxford OX1 1DW (tel.: 01865 276411). The closing date for applications is 7 July 2000. Pembroke College is an equal opportunities employer.

St Anne's College. Temporary Cataloguer (OLIS) required to complete retrospective conversion project at St Anne's College, 1 Sept.2000--30 June 2001 (10 months). Salary at the rate of £13,018 p.a. (under review), pro rata. Previous experience of OLIS cataloguing preferred but not essential. Enquiries to Dr David Smith, The Librarian, St Anne's College. Tel.: 01865 (2)74810, e-mail: david.smith@st-annes.ox.ac.uk.

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 £25,000--£30,000 in first year. Please call John Cooper on 020 7713 5555 or e-mail your c.v. to john@contactcompanies.com, or snail mail your c.v. to: John Cooper, CW Communications, 2 Holford Yard, Cruikshank Street, London WC1X 9HD.

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Houses to Let

Central Oxford, Rewley Park. Recently built 2 bedroom terrace house, close to University and city centre (5 mins.' 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: macdonaldreynell@netscapeonline.co.uk.

New Hinksey, bordering Grandpont. Victorian end of terrace house, Vicarage Road, off Abingdon Road, quiet location. Gas c.h. `Double width plot' secluded garden with attractive patio and block built workshop. Park, school, open swimming pool, riding school, allotments and bus stop in the immediate vicinity. Ground floor: lounge, living/dining room with fireplace, kitchen with cupboards, cooker, new fridge/freezer and new washer, modern bathroom with toilet. First floor: 2 bedrooms, plus 1 bedroom/nursery with pedestal wash hand basin. Floored attic. £680 p.m. plus bills. Tel.: 01865 727948, fax: 01865 721111.

Wheatley village, 5 miles city centre, easy access to M40. Large double bedroom, bathroom, large sitting room with diner kitchenette, sprung arch fireplace. Early 16th-c. building. Rental £495 p.c.m. Telephone enquiries to: 01865 873464.

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.

Delightfully furnished 3/4-bedroom house. Excellent access to city centre and University Science area. Bathroom, gas c.h., washing machine, dishwasher etc., and garden. Available as from Sept., at £850 p.c.m. Tel.: 01865 554384 or e-mail: hugh.brett@btinternet.com.

Executive 2 bedroom Victorian conversion, secluded but sunny garden, dishwasher, fridge/freezer, located 2 mins.' walk from the rail station/business school, and very close to Nuffield, Worcester Colleges. Power shower, light and spacious. Available to non-smokers anytime from now for a minimum of 6 months. Rent £900 p.c.m. negotiable. Tel.: 01865 249740 or e-mail: chris.mccoy@glencore-us.com.

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: dave@wilkinson.u-net.com.

Pretty 4 bedroom, 2 bathroom, town cottage. Central Woodstock. Large kitchen/breakfast room, with flagstone floor, exposed beams and Cotswold stone walls. Courtyard garden. Suit family or professional sharers. Non-smokers, no pets. Available furnished or unfurnished mid-Aug. £1,250 p.c.m. Tel.: 01993 813063, mobile: 0498 733068.

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: hamel@wanadoo.fr.

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.

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: melanietowns@aol.com.

Well appointed, furnished, centrally heated 3 bedroom house in Kiln Lane, Headington, Oxford. Bathroom, kitchen, lounge/dining room, charming easy care garden. 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, e-mail: valerie.moar@pharm.ox.ac.uk.

House to Let---3 months, Jan.--March 2001. A beautiful, old, 2/3 bedroom house available Jan.--Easter. Situated in a quiet Cotswold village, 10 mins.' from the railway station (15 mins.direct to Oxford, or 30 mins. by car) with a garden next to the church. Suitable for quiet couple or family---local primary school across the green. Rent very reasonable, approx. £550 p.c.m., because two cats need love and food, and plants need watering! Enquiries to Sarah Brown on 01865 288298 or e-mail: sarah.brown@ashmus.ox.ac.uk.

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.

Cobden Crescent, 10 mins.' walk Carfax. Beside river, near Folly Bridge. Handsome Victorian terrace house. Interior gutted and re-designed to high standard 1992, and just re-decorated. One car in drive plus residents' parking. Two bedrooms, 2 reception, kitchen, convservatory, upstairs bathroom, gas c.h. Sunny main rooms and south facing enclosed small garden, with 2 patios and wisteria and rose covered pergola. Suit academic or professional couple, overseas visitors or individual. Furnished or unfurnished. One year or longer. Non-smoking. £800 p.c.m. Tel.: 01865 464198. Write: Revd W.L.R. Watson, St Peter's College.

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: southend104@hotmail.com.

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: ayers@wadham.oxford.ac.uk. 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: guy_turton@isn.co.uk. 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: dgraydurant@hotmail.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. exc. bills. Available from September. Tel.: 00 44 (0) 1865 251003, or e-mail: mpaehoney@aol.com.

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: christine.bond@zoo.ox.ac.uk.

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 Oxford 278497. Please leave a message on the answerphone if necessary.

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.: 01865 764533, fax: 764777, e-mail: info@qbman.co.uk.

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: oxford@finders.co.uk. Internet site: http://www.finders.co.uk.

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Flats to Let

Park Town basement flat in quiet, pleasant area with access to central gardens. Large, sunny bedsitting-room, large kitchen, bathroom. Furnished and newly completely redecorated and carpeted. Suitable for quiet non- smoker. £450 p.c.m. inc. heating, light and hot water. Available for long-term let. Tel.: 01865 554908.

Overlooking the river yet under 10 mins.' 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 August. £650 p.c.m. Tel.: 01865 512138, e-mail: ben.yudkin@dtn.ntl.com.

North Oxford (Summertown), self- contained, ground floor, furnished flat, for non-smoking couple or single person. Separate entrance, hall, sitting room, double bedroom, kitchen and bathroom. £470 p.c.m. inc. c.h. (electricity extra). Tel.: 01865 512959 or 277280.

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

Writer's retreat--newly converted former stone stable block in grounds of quintessential country house. Three miles from Junction 10 of the M40, half an hour by car to Oxford. Two bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, private garden area bounded by medieval dovecote wall. Available now for up to 6 months at £695 p.c.m. For more details please contact Rachel or Fiona at Finders Keepers, 3 Horse Fair, Banbury, Oxon. OX16 0AA. Tel.: 01295 276766. E-mail: banbury@finders.co.uk, or visit our Web site at www.finders.co.uk.

One bedroom garden flat in North Oxford, available 1 Sept.--31 May 2001. Easy walking distance to both University and shopping in Summertown. Includes sitting room/study, dining room/study, bathroom with shower, and kitchen with dishwasher and washer/drier. Ideal for academic couple. Rent £580 p.m. Phone 01865 559174 or e-mail: estone@notes.cc.sunysb.edu, by 28 June.

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.

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 2 July for minimum 6 months. Rent £575 p.c.m., plus bills. Call 01865 777631 (eves.).

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: WrldCo@cs.com, 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: j.braithwaite@denso- sales.co.uk 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: e.cohen@wellcome.ac.uk, or tel.: 020 7611 8663.

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.

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.

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.

Central North Oxford, 10 mins. walk from city centre, all main University buildings and parks, and very close to the river. Available for short/long let. Exceptionally well-furnished, comfortable flats in extremely quiet, civilised, large Victorian house in this exclusive, leafy, residential Victorian suburb, with large, light, airy rooms. First-floor flat available 1 Sept., and second-floor flat available mid-Sept., large double bedroom, large drawing room, kitchen, bathroom. Off-street parking and large secluded garden. Tel.:/fax: Oxford 552400.

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Accommodation Offered

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: oxford@finders.co.uk. Internet site: http://www.finders.co.uk.

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Accommodation Sought

Married, Swiss academic couple (non- smokers, no pets), looking for small house (1 bedroom) in Oxford or on bus route to Oxford. Garden appreciated. From mid--Sept. for 1 year or more. Max. £500 p.c.m. E-mail: Damien.Challet@unifr.ch, or tel.: 0041 21 601 1794 or 0041 26 300 9147.

Academic family, 1 child, caught between house sale and house purchase, seek to rent a 2 or 3 bedroom flat or house in North Oxford, preferably with access to garden, from end Aug.--end Nov. Tel.: 01865 (2)76936 day, 514577 evening.

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 August 2000. E-mail: levi@poli.haifa.ac.il. Tel./fax: 972 3 528 3530.

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.

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: lucien.rossignol@skynet.be. Tel.: 00 32 237 64562. Fax: 00 32 237 66536. Oxford contact Michele, tel.: Oxford 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: 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.

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 Web site at: www.andrews.org.uk.

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Accommodation Exchange

We are Professors at the Public university of Navarra, Pamplona, Spain doing research at the Bodleian Library from 25 July--24 Aug. We would like to exchange our modern flat in Navarra for a house or flat in Oxford. It has 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, balcony, is fully equipped, with excellent views, and is close to the Universities (public and private). Close to airport, with direct motorway links to Madrid and Barcelona, 30 miles from France, 45 mins.' San Sebastian (beach), 2 hours from Bilbao (Guggenheim Museum), and Zaragoza. n

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Accommodation Sought to Rent or Exchange

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: ericg@lodyc.jussieu.fr.

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Summer lets

Charming 17th c. small stone cottage, with 1 bedroom/study and 1 kitchen/dining room, in a wonderful village location in Iffley, about 10 mins. by bike from the centre of Oxford. Ideal for a visiting academic or scholar. Available for all or part of the period from 8 July to 2 Oct. £400 p.m. Tel.: 01865 747735.

Three bedroom Victorian house to let for the month of July. All mod cons, bicycles etc. Two gorgeous cats to feed. Rent negotiable. Contact Nick on 01865 725735.

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

Benicassim, Spain. Cosy summer house. Two bedrooms, sitting room and American kitchen. Fully equipped. Beautiful private garden with oranges. Five mins.' walk to lovely beach. Ten mins.' walk to mountains for lovely outings. Cycle paths and golf nearby. Shops nearby. Easy car parking. Available July, August, September. Contact Rosa on 01865 288643.

Rustic cottage in Parcent, Alicante. Enjoy the most cheerful and authentic atmosphere in Parcent. Lovely restaurants around, beautiful village surrounded by mountains. Nice festivals everywhere in August. Half an hour from beaches. Nice market squares nearby. Central club with swimming pool and tennis. Beautifully furnished with 4 bedrooms, large sitting room, private garden, fully equipped. Available August--September. Contact Rosa on 01865 288643.

Seaside Benicassim, Spain. Have a friendly summer and taste the regional products of Spain. Beautifully furnished flat between the splendid beach and the mountains. Cheerful atmosphere with shops around. Eighth-floor flat with a large and sunny terrace, overlooking the seashore. A fully equipped flat with 4 bedrooms (2 double, 2 single), 2 bathrooms and a sunny sitting room, with stunning views. Large garden, swimming pool, tennis, swings and garage. Golf nearby. Contact: Rosa on 01865 288643. Available July, August, September.

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: http://gl.home.dhs.org.

Seaside Benicassim, Spain. Nice flat, fully equipped and furnished to a high standard. Two double bedrooms, nice sitting room with beautiful terrace overlooing the splendid beach. Cheerful and friendly summer atmosphere. Lovely mountains behind with nice tracks for outings. Private swimming pool, on the seashore, and large garden. Private parking. Golf nearby. Gorgeous seafronts along the beach. Available July, August, September. Contact Rosa on 01865 288643.

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.

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: tregreenwell@supanet.com.

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.

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.

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

Grandpont, South Oxford, 10 mins.' 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: opherRob@aol.com, to view. (No agents.)

Summertown, North Oxford, 5 mins.' 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: tarjuman@yahoo.com.

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