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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. The club rooms and the equipment are available throughout the summer on Wednesdays 10.30--12 noon. New Newcomers are especially welcome to make contact and to buy necessary items as and when they arrive in Oxford.

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d'Overbroeck's College

Summer Holiday Courses for 10 to 14 year olds. Art (photography, ceramics, painting and drawing) and jazz. Suitable for all standards. An interesting and fun way to use the holidays. Contact Sami Cohen at d'Overbroeck's College on 01865 310000.

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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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Westminster Classic Tours

From Troy to Tarsus, we cruise the Turkish coast offering classical tours for a maximum of 12 per group, on traditional Turkish gulets. We also offer painting tours, private charters for friends or family, and tours of mainland Greece. For a copy of our brochure contact us at Westminster Classic Tours, suite 120, 266 Banbury Road, Oxford. Tel.: 01865 728565, fax: 728575, e-mail:

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Bodleian Shop

Timothy Richards has become well- known for his fine architectural models, and we are pleased to present his new 270mm-high model of the Radcliffe Camera. Using only traditional materials- -British gypsum plaster with added etched brass, lead and copper, the model is available as a single piece (depth 145mm) designed to stand on the mantelpiece or shelf, or the same piece divided as 2 bookends. Radcliffe Camera architectural model and bookends: Price £175 pair bookends/£175 model. From the Bodleian Shop, open Mon.--Fri. 9 a.m.--6 p.m., Sat. 9 a.m.--12.30 p.m. Mail order, tel.: 01865 277091, fax: 01865 277137, e-mail:

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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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Services offered

German translation and editing. Professional German translator and Social Sciences researcher offers English into German translation, and copy-editing, proof-reading, re-writing and fine- tuning of German copy. High quality output and commitment to long-term projects. For enquiries please tel.: 01865 558254 or 558714, or e-mail:

House sitter: academic available to house sit from Sept. 2000--Oct. 2001. Long term preferred. References provided. Tel.: 01865 728757 or e-mail:

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: Web site:

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:

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:

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:

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.

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Domestic Services

Au-pair or part-time nanny needed to look after 6 year old girl (mainly from 3 p.m.--6 p.m. weekdays) beginning Sept. Ability to drive required. Please contact Dr. Arciszewska on 01993 882427 or e-mail:

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

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.

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Houses to Let

Well located, centrally heated and double glazed 3 bedroom (2 reception) house in Marston. Fully fitted kitchen with breakfast bar, washer/drier, fridge/freezer, microwave oven and gas hob; charming garden studio fitted with office furniture, sofa, electricity and carpet. Walking distance from supermarket, university, city centre and hospitals. Available to non-smoking families from 1 Sept. for 12 months. £800 deposit required for reservation. Rent £800 p.c.m. plus bills and council tax. Tel.: 01865 404836/308015, or e-mail:

Prime location, charming house in north central Oxford, near meadows. Three bedrooms, living/dining room, kitchen/breakfast room, gas c.h., pretty garden. To let from end August. £950 p.m. Tel.: 01869 347704.

Bladon, near Woodstock. Newly decorated throughout, furnished, 3 bedroom semi-detached house to let for 4 months period from mid-Aug. Property comprises of: downstairs; living room, kitchen, utility room with w.c. and shower, large diner/sun lounge: upstairs; 2 double bedrooms, single bedroom, bathroom. House has garden to front and a large (130 ft) enclosed mature garden to rear, with patio. £700 p.c.m. inc. Rent and available dates are negotiable. Please e-mail: (until 28 July) or call Karen on 01993 812915.

Shotover. Five bedroom, furnished house. Central heating, d.g., Aga, 1 acre garden, use of car. £1,250 p.m. from 1 Aug. Tel.: 01865 769800.

Large North Oxford home in quiet cul- de-sac, ending in park. Four bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, sun room etc. Available early Oct.--early Dec. £350 p.w. all inclusive (except phone). E-mail:, or tel.: 01865 454274.

North Oxford . Furnished, 3 bedroom house available for 1 year or longer, from mid-Aug. Garage, front and rear gardens, gas c.h. On bus route to city centre. £950 p.c.m. Tel.: Oxford 515547 or 01869 331575.

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:

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.

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:

Charming cottage, 12 miles north west of Oxford, in a quiet corner of village. Furnished and equipped to a very high standard. Two bedrooms (1 double bedroom, 1 spare bedroom/study). Beams, inglenook fireplace, woodburning stove, gas c.h., country antiques, washer/drier, fridge/freezer, bath/shower, small walled garden, garage. Entry date flexible between Sept. and early Jan. Possibility of parking in Oxford. Tel./fax: 01865 510542 or e-mail:

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:

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:

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:

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:

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:

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:

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

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.

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: Internet site:

An Englishman's home is his castle--- so the saying goes. We cannot pretend that we have too many castles on offer but if you are seeking quality rental accommodation in Oxford or the surrounding area we may be able to help. QB Management is one of Oxford's foremost letting agents, specialising in lettings to academics, medical personnel, and other professionals. Our aim is to offer the friendliest and most helpful service in Oxford. Visit our web site at: and view details of all the properties that we have currently available to let. Alternatively, telephone, fax, or e-mail us with details of your requirements and we will do whatever we can without obligation. Tel.: 01865 764533, fax: 764777, e-mail:

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Flats to Let

London, Highbury/Islington N5. Absolutely beautiful, light, spacious, 2 double bedrooms, split-level Victorian conversion, in tree lined cul-de-sac. Pine floors, balcony, stunning roof-top views, furnished. Tennis courts, swimming pool, park, 5 mins.' walk. Available mid-July. £310 p.w. or as exchange with similar in Oxford. Tel.: 01865 222476 or 07968 228072, or e-mail:

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:, or visit our Web site at

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:

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

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:, 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- 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. n

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Accommodation Offered

Summertown. Excellent value rooms available in North Oxford house. Each has en suite facilities with communal kitchen and laundry facilities. Availability throughout summer for 1 year lets. Rents start from £365 p.c.m. inc. council tax and all utilities. For more information please contact Julia at Finders Keepers, 226 Banbury Road, Summertown, Oxford, OX2 7BY, or by telephone on 01865 311011, e-mail:, or for information regarding other available properties please visit our Web site:

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: Internet site:

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Accommodation sought

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: 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: Tel.: 00 32 237 64562. Fax: 00 32 237 66536. Oxford contact Michele, tel.: Oxford 511058.

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Summer Lets

Attractive 3 bedroom house available in Oxford for cat lover. One month from 24 July--24 Aug. Very low rent in return for feeding 2 cats while owners away on holiday. For further details please phone 01865 716924.

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

Find life at a different pace. Kate Boats, Warwick. Family owned company with quality self-drive narrowboats for hire in the heart of England. Phone 01926 492968 or e-mail: for a brochure, or visit our Web site:

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:

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:

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

Extended end of terrace in Sutton near Stanton Harcourt, 8 miles west of Oxford. Garage, 4 bedrooms, open fireplace, oil-fired c.h., enclosed garden. No chain. Guide price £155,000. Tel.: 07974 920778 or 01865 882956.

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:

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