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Musica Humana Oxford

Dana T. Marsh, Director, will offer the programme `Splendours of Tudor Polyphony: Music for the Sarum Rite', featuring the Cantate Mass of 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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Language Weekend Courses

Intensive language weekend courses are being held at Oxford Brookes University as follows: French and Spanish weekend 24 and 25 June; Italian weekend 1 and 2 July. Fees: £40 for full-time students, £50 for non-students, to include 7 1/2 hours' tuition and all teaching materials. For further information and enrolment forms contact: Jackie Brumwell, Oxford Brookes Language Services, Oxford Brookes University, Headington Oxford OX3 0BP. Tel.: Oxford 483692; e-mail: Jackie@sol.brookes.ac.uk.

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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. 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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Oxfordshire Youth Mentoring Scheme

Mentoring has a major role to play with young people in difficulty, struggling to become accepted members of their community. If you feel you could spare some free time to make a difference in a young person's life as their mentor, please contact Maxine on Oxford 848181, or e-mail: maxine.dancy@btinternet.com.

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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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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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The Friends of Oxford Botanic Garden

Grand, millenium plant sale, organised by The Friends of oxford Botanic Garden, to be held in the Oxford University Parks, South Parks Road, on Sunday 7 May 2000 at 2.30 p.m. Good plants from Friends' gardens, both celebrated and less well-known, also from nurseries and colleges. There will be free horticultural advice from top-notch gardeners, as well as teas and secondhand gardening books. Parking in the St Cross Building, Manor Road. All proceeds go to the fund set up by the Friends of Oxford Botanic Garden to put the work of our Education Officer on to a firm footing for the future. The Plant Sale is one of many efforts to raise the £350,000 needed to establish the education post.

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Tuition Offered

Psychoanalytic Observational Studies. Applications are now invited for the October 2000 intake for the Tavistock-model Oxford Observation Course. Modules include a 2-year infant observation, a 2-year young child observation, ongoing work discussion, and theoretical seminars. This part-time, largely evening-based, modular course is conducted in small groups, and can lead to a Postgraduate Diploma/MA from the Tavistock Clinic/University of East London. For details and application form please contact Andrea Watson, 12 Rectory Road, Oxford OX4 1BW, tel.: Oxford 243491. Application should be made before 31 May.

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Services offered

Cordon Bleu cook now provides organic fayre for dinner parties or other social events. Tel.: Oxford 556994.

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, email: 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 email: 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.

Do you need a nanny? All Counties Nannies, qualified and experienced staff. Full and part-time, permanent and temporary. Newborn, toddlers, school age. Our aim is to provide the best possible care for your family. Tel.: Lynda on 01235 524462, mobile: 0402 068165.

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Situations Vacant

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 Oxford (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 Oxford (2)76905.

Information Assistant (part time). Salary £533 p.m. (approx. £5.80 per hour) for 20 hour week. Academic office in central Oxford requires an assistant for 6 months (4 hours per day), to deal with information enquiries and cover general secretarial/clerical duties, research and project work. Applicants must have organisational experience, and be familiar with e-mail and the web. Interpersonal skills and a confident telephone manner are essential. For further details contact: Emma Neufeld, Oxenford House, Magdalen Street, Oxford OX1 3AB. Tel.: Oxford 278128, fax: 01865 288086.

St Catherine's College, Administrative Assistant. An adaptable Administrative Assistant is required for our busy Development and Alumni Office. The successful candidate will have excellent administrative skills, be well-organised, and pay meticulous attention to detail. The postholder will provide general secretarial support to both the Head of Development and Alumni Relations Officer, and be responsible for the day-to-day management of the office. S/he will assist with maintaining the alumni database and financial records, and help with the administration of a busy programme of events. Good computer skills are essential; previous experience of databases an advantage. A pleasant telephone manner and excellent communication skills are important as you will be the first point of contact for a wide range of enquiries. Salary will be in the range £10,830--£12,536, with 25 days' holiday. Free lunches and a staff car park are provided. Interested applicants should e-mail Margaret Simon, Head of Development at St Catherine's, as soon as possible, and no later than Wed., 10 May (e-mail: margaret.simon@stcatz.ox.ac.uk). Please include a brief c.v., and the reasons for your interest in the post.

University Drama Officer 2000--1; salary: £10,400 p.a. Applications are invited for a fixed-term post of University Drama Officer from self-motivated, recent graduates, or soon to be graduates. Applicants should have extensive experience of university student theatre and a broad range of theatre skills. Priority will be given to applications from candidates who have experience of Oxford University drama. Duties include assisting in programming the 3 major venues for student productions (the Old Fire Station, the Burton Taylor Studio Theatre, and the Playhouse); helping students to plan and publicise their productions, and arranging drama workshops. The duration of the post is 12 1/2 months, from 1 Sept., 2000--14 Sept. 20001. Further particulars can be obtained from Ms Samantha Jones, University Offices, Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JD (tel.: Oxford 270563, e-mail: Samantha.Jones@admin.ox.ac.uk). The closing date for receipt of applications is Fri., 12 May. It is anticipated that interviews will be held in the week beginning 26 June. The University exists to promote excellence in education and research. The University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

A small Scientific Instrument company is seeking to appoint immediately a new product/service engineer. The job involves the assembly and testing of state-of-the art mass spectrometric analysis equipment, installation at customer laboratories and after sales service. A good first degree in physics or electrical engineering would be an advantage, and a clean driving licence and freedom to undertake extensive travel are necessary. A competitive salary will be offered to the right candidate. For further details, please contact Mrs J. Smith, Kindbrisk Limited, 8 Tilgarsley Road, Eynsham, Witney, Oxfordshire OX8 1PP.

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Houses to Let

Woodstock: spacious 2 bedroom property in private and quiet residential setting, comprising 2 double bedrooms, bathroom, dining room, cloakroom, large lounge with French windows leading to conservatory, opening into large garden. Fully fitted kitchen. Garage. Part furnished with carpets and curtains, new cooker, fridge, washing machine, new gas fired boiler for c.h. On bus route. Available from 1 June. £626 p.c.m. Contact Jean, Dept. of Clinical Pharmacology, daytime, tel.: Oxford 241091, or home evenings: 01295 730311.

Excellent location close to schools and all North Oxford recreational facilities: house with 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 3 reception rooms, and large enclosed garden. Available May/June for 6 months or 1 year. £850 p.c.m. Tel.: Oxford 556994.

Marston. Fully furnished, well equipped 3 bedroom house in quiet cul-de-sac (Colterne Close). Large, through sitting room, conservatory, small garage, gardens. Short cycling distance to city via University Parks. Available mid-June. £775 p.c.m. Non-smokers please. Tel.: Oxford 557980, or e-mail: kjm.int@tesco.net.

Wheatley Annexe Cottage. Five miles city centre, frequent bus service. Large bedroom and sitting room, kitchenette, bathroom. Rent negotiable. Enquiries Oxford 873464.

Fully furnished 2 bedroom semi-detached house. Sitting/dining room. Kitchen with all domestic appliances. Central heating. Small gardens. Parking for 2 cars. Close to Kidlington shopping and bus stops to Oxford. Non-smoker. Available from June. £700--£800 p.c.m. Please contact: Valerie Barso, Oxford 227621. E-mail: valerie.barso@noc.anglox.nhs.uk.

Fully furnished house to let: very quiet street in East Oxford, bookshelves galore, 2 bedrooms, new bathroom, gas c.h., garden, easy walking distance from university and city centre. Available Sept.--May or Sept.--Aug. £675 p.c.m. E-mail: dn44@umail.umd.edu.

Available from Aug./Sept., for 9 months. Edwardian house with pretty garden, within 15 mins. walk of Oxford city centre. Three bedrooms, 2 living rooms, large dining kitchen, bathroom and shower room. £950 p.c.m. exc. bills. Tel.: 00 44 (0) 1865 251580; e-mail: jane.carltonsmith@virginnet.co.uk.

Central North Oxford. Delightful Victorian house, 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, pretty sitting room, kitchen/dining room, overlooking easily maintained garden, attic study, dishwasher, washer/drier, extremely well-equipped and furnished. Available 1 Sept. 2000--30 June 2001. Suit visiting academic. £950 p.c.m. Tel: 212 260 6535 (USA), or e-mail: megmovshon@aol.com.

Victorian terrace house, imaginatively modernised and freshly decorated, 15 mins. walk south of city centre. One large double bedroom, second bedroom/studie facing south, luxury bathroom with power shower, spacious open plan ground floor, fully fitted kitchen with dishwasher, south facing rear garden. Crockery and linen available if needed. £850 p.c.m. Unusual and inviting, ideal for a professional couple. Sorry no smokers or pets. Available now. Tel.: Oxford 721297, or e-mail: 106740.76@compuserve.com.

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 4 bedroom house in quiet side road in Summertown. Quarry tiled kitchen, gas c.h., alarm system, garden, easy parking. Fully furnished. £1,100 p.c.m. Tel.: Oxford 556005, or e-mail: rachel@raku.demon.co.uk.

Jericho: ideally located, fully furnished 2 bedroom house. First floor bathroom/shower, large lounge/dining room with period open fireplace and courtyard garden. To let from 1 Aug. £800 p.c.m plus all bills. Tel.: Oxford 278334 or 554507.

East Oxford: excellent, 3/4 bedroom furnished/unfurnished house, large kitchen/diner, lounge, bath and power shower, utility room, bedrooms carpeted, ground floor wood floors, garden, side entrance, near amenities. Please tel.: 0181 568 5390 or Oxford 278180.

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

North Oxford house available from 15 Aug., 2000 for one year or less. Walk to colleges, train station, and bus station, near Port Meadow, c.h., recently redecorated, 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, £960 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. Email: Tony.Gaston@EC.GC.CA or Gaston@cyberus.ca.

Fully-furnished, 2-bedroom house in Marston. Living room, gas c.h., gardens, kitchen, microwave, telephone, TV, washing machine. Short cycling distance to city via University Parks. £625 p.c.m. No smokers, no pets. Available 1 Apr., initially for at least 6 months, preferably for 1 year. Email: ahmet.oral@materials.ox.ac.uk. Tel.: ++ 90 312 290 1965.

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 email us with details of your requirements and we will do whatever we can without obligation. Tel.: Oxford 7611533, fax: 764777, email: info@qbman.co.uk.

Temple Cowley, Oxford. spacious, 3-bedroom, newly built, fully carpeted and curtained, town house (unfurnished) with conservatory, available for yearly rental from 1 Apr., for non-smokers. Integral garage, and parking space for 1 other car. Excellent bus service (1 min. walk) to city and railway station (approx. 15 mins.). Generously proportioned sitting room; 3 double bedrooms; 2 bathrooms (1 en suite); separate cloakroom/WC; large fitted kitchen with washer/drier, built-in oven and hob, fridge-freezer; French doors leading to dining room/conservatory. ?950 p.c.m. For more information please contact Katie Enock on + 44 (0) 7940 308765, or Martyn Laycock on + 44 (0) 961 883407; email: beekeeper@bee.co.uk.

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.

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Flats to Let

Woodstock Road, 2 miles from city centre: modern, self-contained, ground floor flat, fully furnished. Open-plan, living room with view and access to large rear garden, double bedroom, kitchen, bathroom. Very close to bus stops; car parking. Available immediately, 12 month let preferred. £550 p.c.m. plus services. Tel.: Oxford 557684 (eves).

Pleasant studio flat. Own entrance, bathroom and telephone. Centrally heated. Share washing machine etc., and parts of main house if required. Lovely garden, car parking and close to Summertown shops. Long-term let, and non-smoking female preferred. £375 p.c.m. inc. bills. Contact Gabriel Dover on Oxford 554300.

To let from 8 April, an attractive flat, comprising a sitting room with French door opening onto sheltered garden, bedroom (double bed), kitchen (electric cooker), and bathroom. Car essential as this is a country flat 5 miles outside Oxford. Parking for 2 cars outside door in the property. If interested please tel.: Oxford 735203.

Two bedroom furnished flat in South of France, for long let. £100 p.w. Available now until end Sept., 2001. Ample terrace with lovely views. Suit academic on sabbatical. Tel.: 01732 351009.

Self catering, short break apartment in Oxford. Situated on the beautiful tree lined Woodstock Road, 2--2½ 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.).

Luxury 2-bedroom, ground floor flat, near St. Clements. Located in beautiful, quiet, mature grounds next to South Park. Five mins. into central Oxford. Would suit professional/academic couple. Furnished, with all mod. cons. Large rooms and kitchen; second bedroom as study or child's room. French windows onto lawn, separate garage with additional forecourt parking. Available late Aug./Sept., for minimum one calendar year. £780 p.c.m. Contact: Oxford 244336; e-mail: duncan.mccombie@exeter.ox.ac.uk.

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 ?500 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.

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Accommodation Offered

Two very large, sunny, well-furnished single rooms available in comfortable home in south-east Oxford; shared use of bathroom/shower, kitchen and sitting/dining room; all mod. cons. available. Non-smokers only. Would consider a couple for the 2 rooms. Easy access to city centre by frequent buses (journey time 15 mins); parking unrestricted. £280 and £260 p.c.m. inc. bills (except phone calls). Tel.: Oxford 711030 or e-mail: eliz@bioch.ox.ac.uk Two comfortable rooms are available from end Apr., in lovely home in Divinity Road. These can either be 2 beds, and shared bathroom or, 1 bedroom and study for 1 occupant. £300 p.c.m. inc. bills (or £500 for 1 person). There is a pretty garden and a peaceful view. Tel.: Oxford 251019 or 728760.

Maison Francaise d'Oxford. Rooms available for post-graduates at the Maison Francaise d'Oxford, Norham Road, for the 2000--1 academic year. For further information please tel.: Oxford 274220.

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

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.

Summer House-sit. Family home available from 8 July until middle to end Sept., North Oxford, within ring road. Fully furnished, 4 bedrooms, off-street parking for 2 cars. Interested in having 1 person or couple house-sit. For further information telephone or fax Oxford 553617.

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.

Folly Bridge, 6 brand new 1/2 bedroom flats, on the banks of the River Isis, available from mid-May onwards, either for the Summer, or for the academic year from Sept. Accommodation consists of 1 double bedroom, 1 study/single bedroom, sitting room, kitchen, and bathroom. All flats are fully furnished and have magnificent river and Christ Church Meadow views. £900 or £950 p.c.m. Further details from the Bursar, Hertford College, tel.: Oxford 279414, or email: peter.baker@hertford.ox.ac.uk.

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Accommodation Sought

Small furnished house or flat required, within easy reach of the city, for non-smoking couple for the month of Aug. Please contact: husson@qatar.net.qa.

Australian academic visiting Oxford University would like to rent or house-sit a 1 bedroom apartment near to the centre of Oxford, for 3 months from beginning July--end Sept. Please call Oxford 275268 (day) or e-mail: eliz@bioc.ox.ac.uk 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.

Visiting academic couple (non-smokers) and small, well-behaved dog, seek rental of a furnished house or flat, preferably with garden, from 3 July--19 Aug. (precise dates negotiable). Please contact Dr Fiona Robertson, Department of English Studies, University of Durham, Durham DH1 3JT. Tel.: 0191 374 2732 (work), 01748 826441 (home); e-mail: fr.rocket@virgin.net.

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.

Canadian Professor and wife require accommodation in Oxford, preferably with easy access to Bodleian Library, from 25 July--20 Aug. Please contact Professor Nicholas Hudson, Department of English, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, B.C. V6T 1Z1, Canada. Tel.: (604) 822 4084. Fax: (604) 822 6906. E-mail: nhudson@interchange.ubc.ca.

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 email 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.

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, email:sbesso2@law.columbia.edu, fax: 0041 26 666 14 66.

Professional couple and 1 year old daughter, require fully furnished and equipped 1 or 2 bedroom accommodation, in central Oxford, from early June for 8–10 weeks. Please contact: Dr H. Johnson, fax: + 81 75 365 0493; e-mail: henry@kcua.ac.jp.

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Accommodation Exchange

Academic family want to exchange 3 bedroom house with study, in North Oxford, for a house in Sydney, Australia. We wish to exchange for the month of November 2000. Contact: Jane Kaye on Oxford 557017, e-mail: jane.kaye@law.ox.ac.uk. n

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Accommodation offered to rent or exchange

Exchange: fully equipped flat in New York City (convenient location: Queens) for house/flat in London or Oxford, 15--31 June; To let in Edinburgh, 3 bedroom fully equipped semi-detached house from 1 July through the Edinburgh Festival season to 15 Sept., £1,500 plus gas and electricity; To let in Oxford, 2 bedroom, fully equipped semi-detached house, 1--31 Aug., £600. Please contact Oxford 725770/310714, or e-mail: owerd@werd.demon.co.uk

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Summer Lets

Spacious famaily house, Summertown, North Oxford. Edwardian detached house, available from 27 July--31 Aug., situated within minutes of Oxford's Summertown shopping area; buses to Oxford city centre, swimming pool, tennis courts, and countryside walks. Fully equipped and attractively furnished, contains all modern service facilities inc. washing machine, dryer, dishwasher, microwave, TV, video, hi-fi. Four bedrooms, bathroom with toilet, shower room, toilet room, 2 reception rooms, a large dining room, and a very spacious kitchen leading into a conservatory-living room which leads into a large garden. Price negotiable. Tel.: Oxford 270490 (day); fax: 270757.

Seventeenth century house in beautiful countryside, 10 miles NW of Oxford. Available 30 June--21 July. Sleeps 6--8. Large garden. Rent £1,500 for 3 weeks. Tel.: 01993 881332, or e-mail: weekse@oup.co.uk.

North Oxford , near St Antony's College and Port Meadow , 15 mins. walk from city centre, fully furnished Victorian house. One double and 2 single bedrooms, 2 living rooms, 2 bathrooms, kitchen, study. Nice garden. Small friendly cat. Available to non-smokers 30 July--26 Aug. £1,100 for whole 4 weeks. Tel.: Oxford 515077. E-mail: mollison@40leck.fsnet.co.uk City centre house, with view of Thames, available for 4 months, June--Sept. Fully equipped, 3 bedrooms (2 double, 1 single), 2 bathrooms, gas c.h., garden, garage. £1,000 p.c.m. inc. of charges except telephone calls. Tel.: Oxford 250462.

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Holiday Lets

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.

Share a beautifully modernised flat in a quiet corner of central Florence with 3 sociable cats. On the third floor (no lift), it sleeps 4/5 (1 double bedroom, 1 single room and double sofa bed in the sitting room). Also large kitchen, 2 bathrooms, large furnished terrace (with view), washing machine, dishwasher. Available from Sat., 22 July--Sat., 26 Aug.---minimum let 1 week. The rent (£300 p.w.) inc. utilities (not phone), bed linen, etc., and kitchen equipment. Cat supplies are provided. Phone Walsh on: 0039055 2398759; e-mail: phwalsh@tin.it.

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, email: nglynias@ret.forthnet.gr.

Italy, Umbria. Twelfth-century San Orsola, a short distance Perugia, Todi. Combines charm and comfort in a beautiful setting of sunflowers, and rolling Umbrian hills. Bed and breakfast, or self-catering. Fresh eggs and veg. Tel.: Maria McCourt 0039 075 8748997.

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.

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.

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. Tel.: Isobel Cox on 01923 856114, or see the photos and other details at: http://gl.home.dhs.org.

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, email: pgklpoggio@ftbcc.it. `Fattoria Corzano and Paterno'.

Umbria/Tuscany border. Delightfully restored, spacious farmhouse for rent, 2 double bedrooms sleeping 4. Also cottage nearby sleeping 2. For colour brochure tel.: 01923 4978115, fax: 01923 354174.

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Houses for Sale

Sought after West Oxford location. Exceptional Victorian, bay fronted, 3 bedroom, terrace house, extended over 3 floors. Two reception rooms with wooden floors and original fireplace. Large kitchen with quarry tiled floor. Two bedrooms, separate W.C., bathroom with tiled power shower cubicle. Double bedroom in loft conversion. Mature, maintenance free garden. Easy access to both the city centre and the railway station. Viewing a must. O.I.R.O. £245,000. Tel.: Oxford 722965.

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.

\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.

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Cello---full size. Made by Herbert Tipon circa 1950. Rosewood fingerboard. Offers in the region of £1,100 sterling. Contact: Keith Thomas on Oxford (2)76905, or e-mail: keith.thomas@admin.ox.ac.uk, if interested.

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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