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Higher Education Foundation

Values in the Market Driven University. Study Day at St Anne's College, Wed., 12 June, organised by the Higher Education Foundation. Principal speaker will be Baroness Perry of Southwark, Principal, Lucy Cavendish College, Cambridge. Details from D. B. Tranter, Harris Manchester College, or tel.: 01865 251518.

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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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Software Training

For individuals or small groups, your place or mine: I offer help with many Windows applications, from mouse management to very high level Word and Excel. I am totally flexible, and have experience both with individuals and with groups in University departments. For training tailored to your needs and abilities, at very competitive rates, contact me on 01865 310956, Janet.Caldwell@virgin.net.

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Tuition Offered

University French tutor offers French courses at all levels to individuals or small groups. Tuition designed to suit specific needs (improving speaking, reading, writing skills, language for work, university studies or personal interest). Tel.: 07796 246059, e-mail: LFRTUTOR@netscape.net.

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Services Offered

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, email: 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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Situations Vacant

Bibliographic researchers needed: the New Dictionary of National Biography is looking for experienced and computer-literate bibliographic researchers, preferably with some copy-editing, proofreading or keyboarding experience, for casual in- house work. Must be able to work at least 12 hours p/w. Contact Jane Thurgood on 01865 267055 for more information.

The Examination Schools: Room Assistants. We are looking for a team of people to work full time, inc. some Saturdays, for a 6 week period in Trinity term to cover the exam season (14 May–22 June 2001), with a possible extension to 13 July. The duties inc. 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 01865 (2) 76905.

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Houses to Let

Cobden Crescent 10 minutes walk Carfax/railway station. Beside river near Folly Bridge, handsome Victorian terrace house. Interior gutted and re-designed to high standard 1992, and refurbished last year. One car off road in drive, plus residents' parking. Two bedrooms, 2 reception, kitchen, conservatory, upstairs bathroom, gas c.h. Sunny main rooms and south facing, enclosed small garden with 2 patios, and wisteria and rose-covered pergola. Available for 1 or 2 persons only, academic or professional. Non-smoking. Partly furnished or unfurnished. One year or longer, from 1 Aug. £800 p.c.m. and taxes. Write: Revd. W. L. R. Watson, St Peter's College. Tel.: 01865 464198.

Quiet, modernised terrace house, fully furnished, central north Oxford. Central heating, 2 bedrooms, garden. Suitable visiting academics. Available to let to 1 or 2 persons only for the academic year from mid-Sept.–June 2002. For further details tel.: Rosaleen Ockenden on 01865 512747 or e-mail: rosaleen@community.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, 3 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.

Moreton-in-Marsh: 3-bedroom house in Cotswolds (1880), sleeps 5, sitting-room, kitchen/diner, scullery, storeroom, bathroom, loo, study, garden. Twenty-seven miles Oxford, 35 minutes by train. All mod cons. Available 1 June for one year, at least. £650 p.c.m. exc. all bills. For further information ring 01608 810549.

Stonesfield (delightful village on the edge of the Cotswolds): first class, fully furnished, 2-bedroom cottage with conservatory–photographs available–for 4 months (June, July, Aug., and Sept.). £1,100 p.c.m. Tel.: 01993 898490.

Elegant, spacious Victorian family home with every comfort and modern amenity. Centrally located in North Oxford, within walking distance of University, town centre, parks and meadows, 6 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2 reception rooms, large study, conservatory dining room, and enormous family kitchen with Aga, overlooking leafy garden. Cleaning service provided. Two friendly cats to feed. Available for month of August. £350 p.w. Apply: Simpson, 01865 554150, or e-mail: barry@oxfordmedia.co.uk.

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.: 01865 764533, fax: 764777, email: info@qbman.co.uk.

Spacious house, Headington, near John Radcliffe and Nuffield Hospitals, 3 miles from city centre, within 5 minutes walk of Headington shopping area and buses; easy access to London. Available 15 July–5 Oct. Two double and 1 single bedroom, study, very spacious living/dining room and large kitchen. Fully equipped and attractively furnished, inc. washing machine/dryer, dishwasher, microwave, TV, video, hi-fi. Large garden with mature trees/shrubs. Rent £1,000 p.c.m. exc. charges (negotiable). E-mail: chapman@maths.ox.ac.uk or fax (USA) 1-626-449-1407.

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

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Flats to Let

St Margaret's Road, close to city centre: purpose-built, first-floor, furnished, 1-bedroom flat. Light with pretty aspect overlooking gardens. Covered parking bay. Suit single person or couple. £600 p.c.m. Tel.: 020 7722 2633, or e-mail: als@physiol.ox.ac.uk.

Headington: well furnished and equipped self-contained studio flat, available for 1 person on shorthold lease of 6 months or more. Very convenient for central Oxford, hospitals, etc. Separate entrance, off-street parking. Single bed, kitchenette en suite, and shower, w.c., etc. Central heating and double glazing. Own telephone. Suitable for mature post-graduate. References essential. Non-smoker. £400 p.c.m. plus bills. Please tel.: 01865 768925.

A 2-bedroom, first-floor apartment in St Clements, within walking distance of the City centre, and with the London Express coach route only 2 minutes walk away. Available from early July at £750 p.c.m. For more information please contact Gay Hawley at Finders Keepers, 27 St Clements, Oxford OX4 1AB, or tel.: 01865 200012. Alternatively please visit the Finders Keepers Website at: www.finders.co.uk.

Central North Oxford, Southmoor Road, large 1-bedroom, furnished, basement flat. Double bedroom, large living/dining room, bathroom, kitchen, conservatory, gas c.h. Non-smokers only. Suit couple or single person. £630 p.c.m. (inc. Council tax) plus share of bills. Available now. Tel.: 01865 511935.

Central North Oxford, 10 minutes' walk from city centre, University Parks, all main university buildings, and very close to the river. Available for short/long lets. Three exceptionally well-furnished, comfortable flats in extremely quiet, civilised, large Victorian house in this exclusive, leafy, residential Victorian suburb, with large, light, airy rooms: (1) Ground-floor, available Sept., 1 double, 1 single bedroom, large drawing-room, kitchen, bathroom. (2) First-floor flat available mid-June, second-floor from 1 Dec. Each with large double bedroom, large drawing-room, kitchen, bathroom. Off-street parking, large secluded garden. Tel./fax: 01865 552400.

Super studio apartment in Iffley Village with stripped wooden floors, shower room, well designed galley kitchen, and views over the Dreaming Spires. Available from July at £595 p.c.m. For more information please contact Gay Hawley, 27 St Clements, Oxford OX4 1AB, or tel.: 01865 200012. Alternatively please visit the Finders Keepers Website at: www.finders.co.uk.

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Accommodation Sought

We are visiting academics from the US with 2 children, ages 10 and 14. We seek a furnished rental in the Oxford area from late Aug., through late Dec., dates are flexible. Three bedrooms preferred. E-mail: charney.1@osu.edu or fax: +1 614 292 1479.

Visiting American scholar/businessman and family seek comfortable (preferably furnished), 3/4 bedroom home in North Oxford/Summertown for Michaelmas 2001 term (dates flexible). Deposit and excellent references available. Contact: deborah.sandler@csls.ox.uk.

I am looking for a room to rent in north Oxford during the months of July–Aug. Please e-mail me at: droryj@mail.biu.ac.il.

Non-smoking academic, faculty director for a Study Abroad programme at Oxford, seeks to rent a furnished house, near South Oxford, Jericho, or near North Oxford (walking distance from the centre), from late Aug., to mid-late Dec. Contact: Lirvine@gmu.edu, or phone 301 654 8690 (USA).

Two or three-bedroom house wanted to rent starting in July–flexible dates (could be Sept.). Wife and daughter of academic are returning from extended U.S. sabbatical to start A-level studies for child. Excellent local references. Prefer East Oxford/Headington location. E-mail address: aereed1@home.com.

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 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.

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Accommodation Offered

Large spacious room to let with en suite facilities, own access, TV, inc. of breakfast and evening meal. In very quiet village, approx. 10 miles from the centre of Oxford. £500 p.c.m., inc. Tel.: 01993 868383.

Grandpont south Oxford, 10 minutes from city centre. Two bed-sitting rooms to let in shared house. One available June, the other July, both until the end of August. Rent £50 per week each, plus bills and council Tax (if applicable). Call Philip on 01865 241845 or Megna on 07818 08 43 56 to view.

C.S. Lewis' home provides beautiful surroundings: The Kilns in Headington features 6 bedrooms furnished with comfortable beds, wardrobes, oriental rugs, wing back chairs, and drop-leaf desks. Rates range from £255 to £425 exc. of utilities. Available Aug.through June 2002. Contact Gail Ward on 01865 741865 or e-mail: GSTANDISHWARD@YAHOO.COM.

Paying guests, visiting academics, welcomed for short or long stays in the warm, comfortable home of a semi-retired academic couple in exclusive, quiet, central North Oxford, within walking distance of all main university buildings, town centre, parks, river, shops and restaurants. All rooms have colour TV, tea-/coffee-making facilities, microwave, and refrigerator or refrigerator availability, c.h., and independent heating. Breakfast included in the very moderate terms. Tel./Fax: 01865 557879.

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Accommodation Exchange

I'd like to exchange my 2nd-floor apartment in Rome (Bologna Square) with a house or flat in central Oxford, or London, from last week in July for at least 3 weeks. There are 2 bedrooms, bathroom and kitchen, with t.v., video and stereo, with access to a beautiful garden. Within ten minutes walk of the University of Rome, and convenient for the metro for visiting popular sights such as Piazza di Spagna, and the Colosseum etc. I am a non-smoker (no pets). Please e-mail: savoriti@yahoo.com.

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Holiday Lets

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

Somerset/Devon Border: bookshop owner offers part of secluded retreat for holiday letting. Ground-/first-floor apartment, 2 bedrooms, drawing-room, kitchen etc., totally private and very comfortable accommodation in glorious setting. Own croquet lawn, use of garden and miles of private woodlands. M5, 10 m.; easy reach Dulverton, Quantocks, Exmoor, and sea. Available most dates. Details: 01398 331331.

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.

Tuscany/Umbria: outside Cortona. Family house, near Lake Trasimeno, sleeps 6–8, magnificent views, 20 minutes walk from town. Very reasonable rent for careful tenancy. Single let preferred, available mid-June–28 July. Contact: Allan on 01865 554397 or e-mail: BKAllan@aol.com.

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.

Aldeburgh, Suffolk: delightful, second-floor apartment with sea-view. Close to shops and concerts, self-catering, sleeps 3 (no small children please. Non-smokers). Aldeburgh is a quaint seaside town (fresh fish daily!) with strong musical connections and International Festivals at nearby Snape Maltings in June and Aug. Pretty, historic villages are close by. Day trips to Cambridge, Norfolk, London. Seasonal prices per week: Apr. £200; May £250; June £300; July £350; Aug. £350; Sept. £350; Oct. £300. All inc. of electricity, gas and taxes. Tel./Fax: 01473 730 737. E-mail: yal20@dial.pipex.com. Address: P.O.Box 31, Washbrook, Ipswich, IP8 3HP.

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.

Barga, Tuscany: Garfagnana Valley, close to Carrera mountains and easy reach of Lucca, Viareggio, and Florence. Charming 2-bedroom, 2-bath cottage, sleeps 4. Surrounded by vines and olive trees. Stunning panoramic views. All mod cons in rustic traditional setting. No children under 12. For details and photos contact Mrs J. Collett 01672 516602 (eves), or e-mail: rtc@defconet.demon.co.uk.

Skopelos, Skiathos and Alonissos. Lovely island house available for rent. Town, country and seaside locations, sleeping from 2–8 persons. Prices from £50 p.p.p.w. For information see: www.holidayislands.com, e-mail: thalpos@otenet.gr, fax: 0030 424 23057.

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.

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.

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For Sale

Small (5ft 1in) Broadwood grand piano. Polished mahogany, 14 years old. £4,500. Phone 01865 730627.

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House for Sale

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. n

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