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Pitt Rivers Museum

18 May, late night opening with a Japanese theme: the Museum will stay open until 9 p.m. with opportunities to find out about the Japanese collections, inc. the fabulous armour. The Japanese artist Mamoru Abe will be present to discuss his work; 19/20 May, `Culture on the Ground: the Museum perceived through the feet', foot-related surprises, foot painting and foot printing for children (a `One-to-One' event organised by the Friends of the Pitt Rivers Museum); 30 May–1 June, school half-term activities; 2 June `Pitt Stops' family activity. These events will all focus on the `Quest for the Pitt Rivers' Dragons'.

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Volunteers Wanted

For Brain Imaging Experiments: our experiments investigate how the human brain controls action using scanning methods (fMRI) to localise movement-related activity in the brains of volunteers. Volunteers are reimbursed, and given images of their own brains. For more details about volunteering, please contact: Narender Ramnani (e-mail:, tel.: 0771 263 2785), or Ned Jenkinson (e-mail:, tel.: 01865 272116).

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Holywell Music Room, Fri., 25 May, 8 p.m.: John Christopher Adams, Schubert Piano Sonata Cycle, Programme 2; Piano Sonata in C major D279, Piano Sonata in B major D575,interval, Piano Sonata in A flat major D557, and Piano Sonata in A minor D845. Tickets, £7/£5 from: Music Haven Concerts (send s.a.e and cheque payable to `Music Haven ') 3 Campbell Road, London E3 4DS, or at the door.

Oxford Orchestra da Camera: `The Music Makers', Wed. 23 May, Sheldonian Theatre, 7.30. In addition to Kodaly's An Ode: the Music Makers, introduced by Madame Kodaly, and Elgar's The Music Makers, the orchestra will perform Kodaly's A Summer Evening. Soloist, Liane Keegan (mezzosoprano), conductor, Laszlo Heltay. Tickets: £18, £15, £12 and £9–concessions 20% discount. Box office: Playhouse, Beaumont Street, Oxford. Tel.: 01865 798600. Further details: Virginia Rushton, Administrator, Oxford Orchestra da Camera, 41 Greenwich Park Street, London SE10 9LT. Tel.: 0208 305 1827, e-mail:

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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,

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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 Wed. 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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Services Offered

Secretarial services offered by English graduate with experience of academic work. Reasonable rates offered for copy typing. Based in north Oxford and willing to collect locally. Tel.: 01865 556252. E-mail:

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:, also at: 94 London Road, Oxford. Tel.: 01865 741729, fax: 01865 742431, e-mail:

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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:

Spanish native speaker offers Spanish courses at all levels, to individuals or small groups. Tuition designed to suit specific needs (improving speaking, reading, writing skills). University studies or personal interest. Tel.: Elena on 01865 559859, or e-mail:

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Domestic Services

Friendly Anglo-Dutch family near Geneva need an `older sister/brother', preferably 22+, to help with 2 children, 8 and 5, throughout Aug. Lovely house above Lac Léman near Rolle. Anyone who can give a hand with household practicalities, make children's lunch, shop and share the children's interests welcome. Other help kept. Car driver essential. Au Pair pay/hours. References. Contact: Polly Van Heeckeren: 00 41 21 825 1569 (phone); 00 41 21 825 2275 (fax).

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Situations Vacant

Writer seeks part-time assistant (mostly working from home) for internet research, and sending and receiving occasional e-mails. A helpful, positive personality would be much appreciated. Please call 01865 459553, ideally before noon.

Magdalene College: Domus Bursar and Conference Director. Applications are invited for the office of Domus Bursar and Conference Director from 1 Dec. The person appointed will be elected into an Offical Fellowship with appropriate allowances and privileges, a pensionable stipend of £33,058 p.a. (reviewed each year in line with University stipends), and membership of the Universities Superannuation Scheme. Rentable living accommodation may be offered at the discretion of the Governing Body. The duties of the Domus Bursar and Conference Director will include special responsibility for promoting and managing the College's conference business; employment of the College's Assistant Staff; care of the College Buildings, the allocation of rooms to students; the College's catering operations; and such other duties relating to the domestic life of the College as the Governing Body may from time to time determine. The Domus Bursar will aslo act as Secretary to the College's Finance and General Purposes Committee. A detailed job specification may be obtained from the Master's Secretary, Magdalene College, Cambridge CB3 0AG (tel.: 01223 332144, fax: 365150). Applications with full particulars of career and interests, and the names of 3 persons to whom reference may be made, should be sent to reach the Master by 1 June . Magdalene College follows an equal opportunities policy.

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.

Christ's College, Cambridge: Domestic Bursar. Applications are invited for the post of Domestic Bursar, with effect from 1 Sept., or soon after. The person appointed will be responsible for all aspects of the domestic administration of the college, including its buildings, and the employment and oversight of all College staff, including those concerned with catering, conference organisation, security, housekeeping and the gardens. The post offers a wide range of responsibilities in a lively college environment. Applicants should have relevant experience in managing people and controlling budgets. The stipend will be in excess of £31,000 with membership of the Universities Superannuation Scheme. The Domestic Bursar will be eligible for election to a Fellowship of the College. A detailed job specification may be viewed on Christ's College Website (, or may be obtained (preferably by sending a self- addressed envelope) from the Bursar's Secretary, Christ's College, Cambridge CB2 3BU. Applications with particulars of the applicant's career and experience, and the names of 3 persons from whom references may be sought, should be received by 7 June.

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Houses to Let

Enchanting cottage to let: stone cottage in typical Cotswold village (Dunns Tew). Large double bedroom, sitting-room, kitchen, courtyard. Suit post-grad or professional couple. £610 p.m. Call 07899 874111.

Marston, Oxford: house for rent from 1 July–31 Aug., (or for July only), 2 bedrooms, kitchen, garden, living-room, TV, hi-fi, video, convenient for bus (5 minutes' to centre), shopping, walk into town. Tel.: 01865 725770, e-mail:

North Oxford (1 mile city centre), Victorian semi-detached house, 4/5 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, garden, plus cat. Available Oct.–June 2002 (flexible beginning and end). £1,300 p.c.m. Tel.: + 44 (0) 1865 558800, e-mail:

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:

Charming country cottage to rent fully-furnished, 12 miles north of Oxford. Two bedrooms upstairs, downstairs lounge with beams and fire-place,c.h. Patio/garden, separate garage. Available mid-May for 12 month tenancy. £595 p.c.m. Tel.: 01869 340564.

Comfortable, semi-detached house in Marston, available July for 1 year or longer. Recently refurbished. Fully-furnished to a high standard, with 3 bedrooms, 2 reception, fitted kitchen, gas c.h., bathroom with electric shower, garden. Quiet position with good views of central Oxford. Close to JR Hospital, and cycle track across Parks to city centre, good bus route. £700 p.c.m., plus bills and council tax. Tel.: 01865 874310 or 877405, e-mail:

North Oxford : 3 houses, just north of Summertown, available from mid-July for the next academic year, arranged as bedstudy rooms, and best suited to graduate students: house No. 1 suitable for 4 occupants at £1,000 p.c.m.; house No. 2 suitable for 5 at £1, 200 p.c.m., and house No. 3 suitable for 6 at £1,400 p.c.m. Tel.: 01865 516144.

Summertown (nr St Edward's School): large, comfortable, 3-bedroom, semi-detached house with garden. Easy access to the city and colleges. Available 21 July–2 Sept. (6 weeks). Rent £750 for the period plus bills. For careful and caring tenants. Non-smokers please. Deposit and references required. E-mail: Phone: 01865 516556.

Lifestyle Letting and Management, 1 North Parade Avenue, Oxford: Hobson Road, Summertown–£1,250 p.c.m. Lovely 3-bedroom family house with parking and garden, fully furnished. Available NOW; Hobson Court, Summertown–£750 p.c.m. First-floor apartment with parking, newly decorated, fully furnished. Available NOW. Contact us for a full list of property. Tel.: 01865 554577, fax.: 01865 554578, e-mail:, Web site:

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:

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:

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.

Moreton-in-Marsh: 3-bedroom house in Cotswolds (1880), sleeps 5, sitting-room, kitchen/diner, scullery, storeroom, bathroom, WC, 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.

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 email us with details of your requirements and we will do whatever we can without obligation. Tel.: 01865 764533, fax: 764777, e-mail:

Edinburgh: house or rooms for rent from 1 July–30 Sept., 3 bedrooms, living-room, modern kitchen, garden, TV. £630 p.m. for the house, or £210 p.m. per room. Convenient location for supermarket and transportation. Tel.: 01865 725770. E-mail:

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: Internet site:

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Flats to Let

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.

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:

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Accommodation Sought

Visiting Professor seeks to rent a 2-3-bedroom furnished house for the academic year 2001-2. Preferably Jericho, North Oxford or Summertown. Deposit and excellent references available. Contact:, tel.: 01865 274484.

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:

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: 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:

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

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: Alternatively, we would invite you to visit our Web site at: and see how we could be marketing your property.

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Accommodation Offered

Unique, short-term accommodation for visiting scholar/couple. Heritage canal boat, 70 ft., 240v electricity, coal-fired c.h., gas heated hot water, beautiful private river mooring, 20 minutes' walk to Oxford city centre. Mid-July to early Jan. (flexible). Please e-mail:, or call 01865 240096.

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.

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:

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

Home exchange, 3-bedroom suburban house in Canberra, Australia, 10 minutes' drive from ANU, for home in Oxford area. From Sept. E-mail:

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Summer Lets

Four bedroom, 2 reception house in Iffley area, available for 3 weeks from 10 aug. Sleeps 6/8: 1 double bedroom en suite, 2 twins, and a fourth (office) with sofa bed. Family bathroom inc. WC. Groundfloor WC. Spacious kitchen/dining area with access to deck and garden outside. Separate sitting-room. Parking. Easy access to central Oxford (1 mile), train station (1½ miles). £400 p.w. inc. of utilities except telephone. Fran: Tel.: + 44 (0) 1865 396592, + 44 (0) 7889 209448, or e-mail:

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.

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

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Holiday Lets

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:

South of France: holiday cottage with private shady garden, 300 yds from sheltered sandy beach in La Ciotat. Sleeps 4 (+ 1 child). Well-equipped kitchen and linen provided. Available June, July and August. £350 p.w. Tel.: 01869 343037. E- mail:

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, busroute. Sleeps 3+, pets and children welcome. Weekly let, summer vacancies. Tel.: 01348 872080. E-mail:

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.

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: 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: 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.

Mainland Greece–Gulf of Corinth: self-contained 1-room apartment in converted stone building in charming seaside village. Sleeps 2. Close to Delphi, Mt Parnassos and Peloponnese. Available June. Minimum rental 2 weeks @ £250. Tel.: 01491 824657. E-mail:

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:

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:, e-mail:, fax: 0030 424 23057.

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: Address: P.O.Box 31, Washbrook, Ipswich IP8 3HP.

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:

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:

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Houses for Sale

Old Woodstock: 3-bedroom , modern, end of terrace, in quiet cul-de- sac. Accommodation on 3 floors, inc. kitchen/breakfast room, cloakroom, large 1st-floor lounge/living room with balcony offering exceptional views over the Glym Valley, Woodstock Town and Blenheim Palace. Gardens front and back, garage. Very close to regular bus route to Oxford/Stratford. No chain. £170,000. Phone 01993 811665 or e-mail:

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: n

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