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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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Oxford Brookes University

Centre for Family and Household Research Summer Seminar: 6 June, Mairian Corker (Kings College, London), The Family Lives of Disabled Children, Lloyds Building, Room 407, 5 p.m. All welcome. For further information contact: Sara Ryan, tel.: 01865 483750, e-mail: fam@brookes.ac.uk.

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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

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 Piano lessons: Experienced teacher, adults and children, all grades, beginners welcome. Contact: Miss P. Read BA (Hons.) LRAM. Tel.: 01865 510904.

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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.

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

Christ Church Cathedral School, wishes to appoint a responsible, trustworthy adult to supervise an AFTER SCHOOL CLUB for 4 to 7 year olds, from 3.30 p.m.–5.30 p.m. daily during the school term. Applications (inc. the names of 2 referees) should be sent to: The Headmaster, Christ Church Cathedral School, 3 Brewer Street, Oxford OX1 1QW. E-mail: admin@cccs.org.uk, fax: 01865 202945. For further details phone the School Office on 01865 242551.

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Houses to Let

Eighteenth-century thatched cottage in village 8 miles from Oxford, and close to Thames. Oak beams and open fires, 3 double bedrooms, 2 reception, conservatory, modern kitchen, c.h., and garden. Short lets for month of June and month of Aug. £250 p.w. Ring 0207 625 1219. Lifestyle Letting and Management, 1 North Parade Avenue, Oxford: Hobson Road, Summertown–£1,250 p.c.m. Smartly presented modern 3- bedroom house with gardens, fully furnished. Available NOW. 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.

Light, airy, 2-bedroom house in peaceful Wadham Park, Marston, garden and parking space. Easy access University/hospitals/Brookes. £700 p.c.m. Available late Aug. Tel.: 01865 552855.

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: MChapman@ripon-cuddesdon.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.

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: illustrator@korkypaul.com. Phone: 01865 516556.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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Flats to Let

Lifestyle Lettings and Management, 1 North Parade Avenue, Oxford: Hobson Court, Summertown–£750 p.c.m. First floor apartment with parking, newly decorated, fully furnished. Available MAY. 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.

Spacious flat in Headington area near to John Radcliffe and Nuffield Hospitals, 3 miles from city centre, available immediately. One bedroom, gas c.h., fitted kitchen diner, off-road parking, fully furnished (or unfurnished if necessary). Female, non- smoker preferred. Rent £500 p.c.m. inc. bills. Tel.: 01865 760619.

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.

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.

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.

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 51644, or fax: 01865 437996.

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Accommodation Sought

Mature female graduate student (33, non-smoker), seeks accommodation from mid-Sept., for 1 year. Would consider room, bedsit, studio flat. Spacious, bright, quiet, with g.c.h., and access to kitchen essential. Contact Andrea, tel.: 01865 431648 or e-mail: andrea.rotstein@ccc.ox.ac.uk.

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: rachel.meyrick@lac.ox.ac.uk, 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: lindsey.gillson@geog.ox.ac.uk.

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

Individual study bedrooms available in rural outskirts of Oxford. Ideal accommodation for single academic or professional, for short or long term periods. Located 3 miles from Oxford city centre with cycle routes to the centre. Maintained communal areas and extensive landscaped gardens with swimming pool and private parking. For more information please contact Julia at Finders Keepers, 226 Banbury Road, Summertown, Oxford OX2 7BY. Tel.: 01865 302344, or visit the Finders Keepers Web site for a full list of all available properties at www.finders.co.uk.

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.

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.

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.

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

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Summer Lets

Wadham Park, Marston, Oxford: bright, fully-furnished 3-bedroom modern house with all appliances, inc. microwave, dishwasher, washing machine, TV and video. Two double and 1 single bedroom, living room, bathroom with bath and electric shower, large kitchen with French window opening to nice small garden. Small friendly cat. Five minutes walk from University and easy walking to University Science area, 15 minutes walk to city centre, John Radcliffe Hospital and Brookes University. Ideal for family. Available for 5 weeks from end July/beginning Aug., to beginning of Sept. £750. Please contact Dr Michael Mikhailov (tel.: 01865 221844 or 01865 436399) or e-mail: michail.mikhailov@ndcls.ox.ac.uk.

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

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

Holiday House in Catalonia–a rare opportunity: an unexpected cancellation provides an opportunity to hire, at this late stage, a well-appointed 4-bedroom house in the unspoilt Catalonian village of Regencos (about 60 miles north-east of Barcelona and 4 miles inland) near Palafrugell; during the 2 weeks 30 June–14 July. Several superb beaches within a radius of 6 miles. The house, which sleeps 7, is on 2 floors, each of which is a self-contained flat with kitchen, bathroom, and lounge/dining area. The ground floor has a large double bedroom, and a single room, while the upper floor also has a double bedroom and a further twin-bedded room. Attractive roof garden with superb views over surrounding countryside. Spanish maid visits oon Sundays and will cook delicious meals. £550 for the fortnight, or £300 each week. Ring Dr Charles Mould, 01451 860876 (fax: 01451 861691), e-mail: cmm@chalkface.net for further particulars.

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 296 866 106.

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: talbotlodge@hotmail.com.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Short-term and serviced holiday lets available in central and North Oxford. Available throughout the year, these luxury 1-, 2-, and 3-bedroom apartments are all furnished and equipped to an exceptional standard and are available for periods of 1 month or more. Rents start from £1,900 p.c.m. inc. of all utilities and services. For more information please contact Sophie at Finders Keepers, 226 Banbury Road, Summertown, Oxford OX2 7BY. Tel.: 01865 302311 or visit the Finders Keepers Web site for a full list of all available properties at www.finders.co.uk.

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.

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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.

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Houseboat for Sale

Fully-furnished 65ft narrowboat on beautiful residential mooring in central Oxford (adjacent to Worcester College gardens).Spacious living room, kitchen, bathroom, double bedroom and office/study. Solid fuel stove and central heating, mains water, electricity, BT phone line and all mod cons. A stylish waterside home and peaceful workplace–neighbours include academics, authors and Oxfam staff! Offers around £49,000. Tel.: 01865 249 239. n

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