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Concert

Oxford Bach Choir, Sat., 16 June at 7.30 p.m., at the Sheldonian Theatre: Rossini's Petite Messe Solennelle, accompanied by harmonium, and unique double piano. Conducted by David Lowe. Tickets £6–£30 from Oxford Playhouse Box Office. Tel.: 01865 798600.

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Restoration and Conservation of Antique Furniture

John Hulme undertakes all aspects of restoration: 30 years experience; collection and delivery. For free advice, telephone or write to: The Workshop, 11A High Street, Chipping Norton, Oxon., OX7 5AD. Tel.: 01608 641692.

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Hand Built Ceramics

Slyvia Hacker: an exhibition of her studio pottery at Green College, Sun., 10 June 2 p.m.–6 p.m., Mon. 11 June–Sat. 16 June, 10.30 a.m.–5.30 p.m.

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Services Offered

Serviced office accommodation available with suites from 100 sq ft up to 1,000 sq ft, flexible letting policy with comprehensive back-up services where small start-up science and technology businesses can develop and grow. A key element for the centre is the technical support package available to companies based in the centre. For more information contact Barbara Allsworth, Culham Innovation Centre, Abingdon. Tel.: 01865 408300, e-mail: b.allsworth@oxin.co.uk, or look at our Web site: www.oxin.co.uk.

Writing Services: Editing, proofreading, and re-writing. Copy and screen. Also technical writing. Alex Sharpe, tel.: 01235 867376. E-mail: standard.eight@ukgateway.net. Website: www.std8.com.

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 world-wide), binding, fax bureau, colour photocopying, mailing services, and much more. Contact or visit Mail Boxes Etc., 266 Banbury Rd., Oxford. Tel.: 01865 514655, fax: 514656, e-mail: summertown@020.mbe.uk.com, also at: 94 London Road, Oxford. Tel.: 01865 741729, fax: 01865 742431, e-mail: staff@mbeheadington.co.uk.

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Tuition Offered

Junior English Courses: are you an overseas parent studying or working in Oxford and looking for an English language course for your children over the summer? Atlas English is a small, high-quality school which provides summer courses for Juniors from 11 to 17 years old, from 18 June to the end of Aug. Central location, qualified teachers with long experience of dealing with this age group. Full social activities programme included. Please contact Stephanie Gosling on 01869 247671, or e-mail: atlasenglish@btinternet.com

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Situations Vacant

Harvest worker required, for farm near Nettlebed, Oxfordshire. Aug.,–Oct. Suit undergraduate for Long Vac. Licence and previous experience of tractor driving essential. Tel.: Dave Young, 07831 198376, or 01491 641552.

Linacre College: Development Assistant (equivalent of 20 hours p.w). University Clerical Grade 3 (£12,040–£13,938) pro rata (under review). Linacre College invites applications for a part-time administrative assistant for its Development Office. Applicants should have excellent interpersonal and written skills, and should be competent in the areas of word processing, Excel spreadsheets, and Access databases. The successful applicant will be well-organised, outgoing, and able to work on his/her own initiative. In addition, s/he will possess a good telephone manner, and be able to fit into a small and friendly working environment. The post is for 20 hours p.w., worked usually from 9 a.m.–1 p.m. over five mornings, but the times could be flexible for the right candidate. For further information please contact Dr Anne Keene, Director of Development, Linacre College, Oxford, OX1 3JA (tel.: 01865 271671, e-mail: anne.keene@linacre.ox.ac.uk. Closing date for applications: Thurs., 14 June, but position open until filled. Linacre College is an Equal Opportunities Employer. Well paid fund-raisers! Are you interested in joining a travelling team (UK) to raise funds for a good cause? We are looking for bright, hardworking communicators with 5 weeks to spare, to fund-raise for Greenpeace. Expenses paid (£180 p.w.) plus performance bonus (average £200–£250 p.w.), accommodation provided. To apply call 01865 367800 or e-mail: contact@dialoguedirect.co.uk.

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Houses to Let

Hayfield Road, central North Oxford: house with 30 metre garden with roses and quince tree backing onto Oxford Canal, with trap grounds and reed beds beyond. This is an idyllic spot for a couple seeking rural tranquillity within easy walking distance of the University and City centre. Open-plan living and dining room, fully fitted kitchen, 2 bedrooms. Upstairs bathroom and WC. £950 p.c.m. View at: www.Portholland.com/Hayfield.html. E-mail: Allen.Jones@btinternet.com.

Comfortable, fully-furnished semi-detached house, North Oxford, available Aug., for 1 year or longer. Two receptions, 3 bedrooms plus incorporated attic-sun room, fitted kitchen, gas c.h., bathroom with electric shower, and separate WC, cloakroom, small garden, garage. Quiet postition, close to Cutteslowe park, cycle track to city centre, good bus route. Suitable for family. £760 p.c.m. plus bills and council tax. E-mail: eks90@hotmail.com, or pt3@compuserve.com.

Lifestyle Letting and Management, 1 North Parade Avenue, Oxford: Hobson Road, Summertown–£1,250 p.c.m. Well presented, 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, semi-detached house with private rear garden, and off-street parking. Available furnished, immediately; Stable Close, Rewley Park–£895 p.c.m. Smartly presented 2-bedroom house with garden and parking, fully furnished. Available JUNE. Contact us for a full list of property. Tel.: 01865 554577, fax: 01865 554578. E-mail: lifestyle-lettings@dial.pipex.com. Web site: www.letitbetter.co.uk.

Charming central North Oxford house, conveniently located near St Giles, Green College, Radcliffe Infirmary and St Antony's College. Recently modernised, extended and re-furbished to the highest standards. Living room, 2 bedrooms, another study or guest room, and basement study or bedroom. Spacious and light conservatory-dining room, and kitchen. Bathroom with shower and WC plus separate toilet. Luxuriously furnished and fully carpeted. Fully-equipped kitchen with washing machine, drier, dishwasher. Burglar alarm system. Gas c.h. Three telephones. Beautiful garden with parking space at rear. Rent includes gardening services. Viewing highly recommended. £1,650 p.m. Available end June. Call 01865 559614.

Unfurnished house in central North Oxford near St Giles, Green College, Radcliffe Infirmary, and St Antony's College. Very recently refurbished. Sitting- room, dining-room, 2 bedrooms, basement study or bedroom. Bathroom with shower. Fully- equipped kitchen with washing machine, drier, dishwasher, opening to paved terrace. Gas c.h. Charming garden with parking space. Rent includes gardening services. £1,450 p.m. Available from end June. Call 01865 559614.

Central North Oxford, Fall let: semi-detached Victorian house arranged over 4 floors, very well furnished and equipped, lovely garden, 2/3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 2 reception rooms, fully-equipped kitchen. Available Aug.–end Dec., or early Jan. Excellent location for University, city centre, parks, and meadows. £1,300 p.c.m. Tel.: + 44 1865 282895, e-mail: nicos.stavropoulos@law.ox.ac.uk.

Fully-furnished house to let: very quiet street in East Oxford, suit visiting academic. Two bedrooms, gas c.h., new bathroom, garden, easy walking distance from university and city centre, available late Aug.–31 Dec. £700 p.c.m. E- mail: dn44@umail.umd.edu.

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 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.: 01865 311011. Fax: Oxford 556993. E-mail: oxford@finders.co.uk. Internet site: http://www.finders.co.uk.

Pretty Edwardian house, newly re-furbished 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: £1,200 p.c.m. exc. bills. Available from Aug. Tel.: 00 44 (0) 1865 251003, or e-mail: mpaehoney@aol.com.

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Flats to Let

A furnished and equipped 2-bedroom flat with garage, situated in a quiet location in Headington within walking distance of Radcliffe Hospitals and Headington shops, as well as only being 1 mile away from Oxford city centre. Available from June. A non-smoking family or professional couple is preferred. £700 p.c.m. Please contact 01865 463506 after 5.30 p.m.

Upper Fisher Row: pleasant, ground-floor flat in historic, attractive, tree-lined riverside location, very close city centre and station, to let from 1 Sept. One double, 1 single bedroom, and living with views over small shared garden area, kitchen, bathroom. Suit couple or 2 individuals. £660 p.c.m. E-mail: diana_myatt@lineone.net, or tel.: 01865 515342.

One-bedroom garden flat in North Oxford, available 1 Sept.–31 May 2002. 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 £590 p.m. plus bills and council tax. Tel.: 01865 559174 or e-mail: estone@notes.cc.sunysb.edu by 26 June.

Central Headington close to hospitals, available July: a spacious, 2- bedroom flat in private road, with parking. Recently refurbished throughout. Fully-furnished, fitted kitchen, c.h., all amenities, small garden. Professions and academics only. £685 p.c.m. Phone 01865 768504 eves.

North and central north Oxford, 1- and 2-bedroom apartments, available from various dates around Aug., and Sept., for the next academic year. One bedroom from £630–£675 p.c.m., and 2 bedroom from £725–£780 p.c.m. Well situated for most University departments, some within a few minutes walk, parking, good standard spacious accommodation and security. Best suited to mature and visiting academic. Tel.: 01865 516144, or fax: 01865 437996.

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Accommodation Sought

Visiting academic from South Africa seeks 2- or 3-bedroom apartment from 1 Sept., for 4 months. Please contact: Professor William Beinart on 01865 284730, or e-mail: william.beinart@sant.ox.ac.uk.

Paris: postdoctoral student (male, 27, non-smoker) seeks a studio/1- bedroom flat in Paris for 1 year from 1 Sept., preferably near RER line B. Please contact Ivan Smith , e-mail: smithi@maths.ox.ac.uk, or tel.: 01865 273574.

Academic Librarian from Germany seeks a 1-2-bedroom flat/house in quiet location from 1 July for 3–6 months. furnished rooms preferred, fitted kitchen and bathroom required. Cycling distance from University (up to 5 miles). E-mail: lossau@mail.sub.uni-goettingen.de, or contact 01865 272803 (day).

Academic Librarian from Germany and family (children, 5+9) seek to rent a 2-4-bedroom house from 1 Sept., or later for 5 years. Location south of Oxford or near Abingdon (Culham) preferred. Excellent references available. E-mail: lossau@mail.sub.uni-goettingen.de, or contact 01865 272803 (day).

Swiss mature postgraduate student, following a full-time course in teaching French and Spanish at Westminster College, looking for a 1-bedroom flat, or possibly sharing house with another mature student. Preferably Jericho, west Oxford. Mid- Sept.,–June 2002. Tel.: 01938 500 775, e-mail: brigittespacey@netscapeonline.co.uk.

Academic/professional couple seek 1-(or 2-)bedroom flat or house from 1 Aug. Please tel. Lindsey Gillson or Mark Stanton on 01865 271933 (day) or 01865 202781 (eves.), or e-mail: lindsey.gillson@geog.ox.ac.uk.

Visiting Professor seeks to rent a 2-/3-bedroom furnished house for the academic year 2001–2002. Preferably Jericho, North Oxford or Summertown. Deposit and excellent references available. Contact: rachel.meyrick@lac.ox.ac.uk. Tel.: 01865 274484.

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.

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Accommodation Offered

Live with American Oxford Students in 2001-2: above average central rooms with telephone, TV, video and computer. Leases for 11 months only. About £330 a month inc. Some summer rooms also available. Please call 01865 201132 and speak with Julia.

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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Summer Lets

To let in August: light and spacious semi-detached house, with a big garden, in south Oxford. Fully-furnished and equipped. Overlooking open country from the back. Close to city centre (10 minutes on a bicycle: available). Frequent bus service. I am looking for 1 or 2 single persons willing to feed the cat. P.w: £120 for 1, £200 for 2. Tel.: 01865 728111, or e-mail: Majaob@aol.com.

Kensington Summer Let: 2-bedroom apartment with terrace, between Holland Park and Kensington Gardens. £350 p.w. Contact : robertrowlandsmith@hotmail.com.

Quiet terraced house, available July/Aug. Situated in West Oxford near meadows and river. One double bedroom, 1 single bedroom/study, large kitchen with washing machine, gas cooker, fridge and freezer, dining-room, lounge and sitting-room, 40 ft garden and patio, gas c.h., bathroom with power shower. Newly decorated. Very convenient for train station. Fifteen minutes' walk from town centre. £650 p.m. exc. bills. E-mail: jg308@cam.ac.uk. Tel.: 01223 332390.

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 WC, shower room with WC. Available 6 weeks, Sat., 21 July–Sun., 2 Sept. Price negotiable. Tel.: +44 (0) 1865 725193.

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Holiday Lets

Late bookings: special offer in heart of Brittany. Cottage, sleeps 4, all mod cons, colour TV, and services. £300 p.w. Available Aug.,–Sept. Cot and babysitting service available. Phone Jennifer Wilkinson on 0033 296 360677.

Maison Selecte Cottages: discover Brittany, with its dramatic coastline, celtic history, and quiet charm. Dine on freshly caught mussels or mouthwatering gallettes, washed down with a glass of traditional cider, or enjoy the local wine whilst relaxing in one of our cottage hideaways. For the more active, cycling, horse-riding, windsurfing, and golf are all available at affordable prices; choose from 1-bedroom to 5-bedroom properties from £150 p.w. for more information on any of our delightful cottages contact Terry or Jay on e-mail: maisonprop@aol.com, or tel.: 0033 29 68 61 06.

S.W. France: artist's restored 15th-century cottage in truffle-country hamlet near Périgueux. Pre-historic caves and Romanesque architecture, tennis, swimming, walking, nearby. Sleeps 5, £300 p.w. July and Aug., £250 p.w. May, June, Sept., Oct. Central heating also allows comfortable winter holidays at £200 p.w. Contact 01865 276097 or e-mail: chauzan@hotmail.com.

Pembrokeshire, near Fishguard (highly recommended in the new Lonely Planet guide!): comfortable stone cottage, with stove, books and garden in secluded rural location, close coastpath, beaches, bus route. Sleeps 3+, pets and children welcome. Weekly let, summer vacancies. Tel.: 01348 872080. E-mail: cilshafefawr@hotmail.com.

Scottish Highlands: Milton Lodge is a fine Victorian shooting lodge, very well equipped (Aga, sauna, home cinema, gas BBQ), and located in a quiet glen with lovely open views only 30 minutes or so north of Inverness. There is an abundance of castles to visit in the area, as well as many fine golf courses. The lodge sleeps 9 (+ 1 cot). Full details are to be found at: http://www.lhhscotland.com/miltonlodge.htm. Rates are from £600 p.w. Pets are welcome! Inverness airport is well served both by BA from Gatwick, and EasyJet from Luton. Several car hire firms are based at the airport, inc. Hertz and Avis. Contact: Wynne Bentley on 01381 610496, e-mail: LHH@LHHScotland.com. Please quote Ref. Oxford University Gazette–SWW.

Burgundy (Morvan National Park): nineteenth-century stone cottage in quiet hamlet. Sleeps 5+. Enclosed front and rear gardens backing onto own meadow with stream. Spacious sitting-room, 1 double and 1 triple bedroom, study, bathroom, fully- equipped kitchen, washing machine, c.h., telephone, log fires. Ideal for peace and quiet, walking, swimming in nearby lakes, wine-tasting and sightseeing in Burgundy (½ hr from Vézelay and Avallon). Available all dates except 11 July–18 Aug. £225–£275 p.w. Tel.: 01865 721539.

France (Tarn et Garonne): renovated farmhouse in over 1 acre with pool, surrounded by unspoilt countryside. Sleeps 6 plus 1 bedroom with 5 single beds, 3 km from medieval village of Lauzerte, Toulouse airport 1 hour, auto-route from Bordeaux 2 hours. Available all May and 16–30 June, £500 p.w. Also 14–21 July, £750 and 22–29 Sept., £500. Lower rates for long lets over autumn/winter. Tel.: 01367 810218 or 01494 864573.

Vacancies June onwards: why not enjoy marvellous unpolluted air and magnificent panoramic views over Assisi in a Casa Colonica; 36 ft lounge, 2-levels with archway, large well-equipped kitchen, impressive entrance hall, 2 large double bedrooms, spacious bathroom, lots of beams, beautiful garden. Car essential to reach us at 2,000 ft, enabling you to visit many other medieval towns, such as Perugia, Gubbio, Spoleto, and Lake Trasimeno region. To book tel.: 0039 (0) 75813793, or write, Irving Lamell, `Miracolo di S. Franceso', Pieve S. Nicolo 24, Petrata 06081, Assisi P.G., Umbria, Itlay. £500 p.w. (sleeps 4). Deposit £100 (Sat.–Sat.). Our contact no. in England is: 0208 89911514 or e-mail: ctr@clarezone.co.uk.

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. All linen, electricity and cleaning inc. 2001 rates on request. Tel./fax: Nikolaos Glinias, 0030 831 56525, e-mail: nglynias@ret.forthnet.gr.

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, 19th-c., country farmhouse with lovely views, 45 minutes' from Rome, and two hours to Florence (sleeps 4 with downstairs rooms available to sleep 4 more). Prices vary from £250--550 p.w. Private owner. Tel.: 01223 353603 or e-mail: hugobowles@tiscalinet.it for details.

Tuscany: family-owned wine Estate, producing highly recognised wines, olive oil and cheese, offers ancient farmhouse and apartments accommodating 2 up to 12 +. Secluded rural setting, half-hour central Florence. Contact: tel./fax: (0039) 055 824 9120, e-mail: sulpoggio@bcc.tin.it.

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Houses for Sale

Pleasant, 3-bedroom modern cottage, Teme valley, 12 miles west of Ludlow. Large living-room, oil and electric heating, garage, garden overlooking meadows and hills (no Foot and Mouth!), in village with rail station, P.O., good shop and butcher, 4 miles from Offa's Dyke. Price £59,750. fully-equipped and agreeably furnished (price for which to be agreed). Ready to move into. Tel.: P. Bayley, 01993 812300.

Boars Hill, 4 miles from city centre, Edwardian semi-detached cottage, 2 reception rooms, fitted kitchen, conservatory, 2 double bedrooms, large bathroom, garage and off-road parking, mature gardens with side access. Guide price £289,000. Tel: 01865 326556 (eves.), 01235 542702 (day), or e-mail: Sara.Lambert@tmg-uk.com.

West Oxford, 2½ miles from city centre: late Victorian detached house of considerable character, with 5 double bedrooms, 27ft sitting room, dining room, kitchen, bathroom, 25ft south-facing conservatory, garage, mature gardens front and rear. Guide price £450,000. No chain (owner emigrating). Tel.: 01865 863651 or e-mail: r.hursthouse@open.ac.uk.

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Flat for Sale

Central Oxford: spacious 2-bedroom, top second-floor, 1 of 6 modern purpose-built, with good security. Attractive outlook. Immediate possession. £152,000 STC. Tel.: 07860 659454. n

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