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Concerts

Mozart, Symphony No 35 in D major, K.385 (Haffner), Concerto for Clarinet in A, K.622, Symphony No 41 in C, K.551 (Jupiter): the Oxford Philomusica's next concert, and first in its 2002 Summer Series, is an all-Mozart programme at the Sheldonian Theatre, featuring two of the composer's most popular symphonies, the Haffnerand Jupiter, as well as the exquisite Clarinet Concerto in A major. The concert is supported by Annis Garfield in memory of her father, the eminent Cambridge academic and classics scholar Professor John Morrison, on whose birthday this concert falls. Soloist: David Rix; Conductor: Marios Papadopoulos. Sat., 15 June, 8 p.m. Tickets: £10–£30. Box Office: 01865 305305, online: www.oxfordphil.com.

Mozart: Requiemand clarinet concerto. Sat., 29 June, 8 p.m. Sheldonian Theatre. Oxford Harmonic with orchestra and solists. Clarinet: Zoe Fairbairn; conductor: Robert Secret. Tickets from Oxford Playhouse, 01865 305305 or on the door.

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European Computer Driving Licence

The ECDL is a European-wide qualification, which enables people to demonstrate their competence in computer skills. Key benefits for you are that the ECDL: raises your level of competency in IT and computer skills; improves your productivity at college, work, and at home; requires no prior knowledge of IT or computer skills; provides you with an industry recognised qualification. OUCS at 13 Banbury Road is running a Condensed ECDL Week from 10–14 June. The cost is £50. OUCS also runs the Advanced ECDL and the one-thousandth person to gain an Advanced certificate passed the module at Oxford. For more information including dates and pricing on the ECDL at the University of Oxford see the Web pages at: http://www.oucs.ox.ac.uk/ecdl/.

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Oxford University Museum of Natural History Shop

Museum Swifts by Andrew Lack and Roy Overall, and illustrated by Derek and Clive Bromhall, is the new £3.99 booklet describing the findings of the long-running research project established by David Lack in 1947. It is published as the colony returns to breed in the museum tower, and visitors gather round the monitor by the enquiry desk to watch the birds' nesting behaviour until their departure in late Aug. Also of current interest are the nesting tubes for mason bees, while Heather Angel's book Natural Visions and a selection of cards and prints relate to her photographic exhibition running 23 May–31 July. The museum is open daily, 12 noon–5 p.m., inc. summer bank holidays. Sales enquiries, tel.: 01865 272961.

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Society for Graduates

Meetings are held on Fri., at 8 p.m., in the University Club, Halifax House, 6 South Parks Road (use bell push for entry). Visitors are welcome. Graduates of any university and of all ages are eligible for membership: 31 May, Basic Theory of Acupuncture and its function, Dr He Yeli, Chinese Medical Doctor; 7 June, `Alternative Oxford', Philip Pullman, Whitbread Prize Winner. Subscriptions: Members £5 per term, Visitors £1.50 per meeting. For more information tel.: Anita Segar, 01865 730574.

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University Sports Complex

Free Lifestyle Evaluation at the University Sports Complex, Iffley Road, 17–23 June inclusive. Advice available on all aspects of Healthy Living: pre- exercise health screening; fitness and physical activity; nutrition; smoking cessation; fitness testing/exercise prescription. To book your personal consultation: tel. 01865 240476 . E- mail: memberships@sport.ox.ac.uk. Bookings taken after 10 June.

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Periodicals Bought and Sold

Back-issues of scholarly periodicals and journals bought and sold (not scientific or medical). Graham Jeffrey, Periodicals (est. 1967), 29 Cuddesdon Road, Horspath, Oxford, OX33 1JD. Tel.: 01865 872528, fax: 776398. E-mail: gjeffrey1@compuserve.com.

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Oxford University Research Staff Society

The Research Staff Society (RSS) membership consists of Post- doctoral/Junior Research Fellows and Research Assistants who work for the University of Oxford. As most Research Staff are not attached to a college and may be new to Oxford our social events provide a unique opportunity to meet researchers outside your group or department. We aim to provide an interesting and varying social setting in which to mix and to become a voice for research staff within the University. We run social events each month to suit all tastes. Please visit our Web site http://users.ox.ac.uk/~rss/, which provides information on how to join the society as well as details on events which we will be running in the near future. We hope you will decide to join us and very much look forward to meeting you at one of our events this year.

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Oxford University Newcomers' Club

The Club exists to welcome the spouses and partners of newly arrived graduates, visiting academics to the University, and newly appointed academics. The Club meets for coffee at 13 Norham Gardens on Wed. mornings, 10.30 a.m.–12 noon. The equipment pool operates from the basement at the same time. Amongst our many other activities and outings, the Newcomers and toddlers group meets on Fri. mornings, 10.15 a.m.–12 noon. The final coffee morning of Trinity Term will be on Wed., 19 June, and the first of Michaelmas Term on Wed., 9 Oct.

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Services Offered

Responsible, tidy, postgraduate seeking to house-sit from mid-Aug., or Sept. Pets and plants happily catered to. Also pleased to barter light cooking, cleaning and shopping in exchange for accommodation. Tel: 01865 250131, e-mail: galit.goldshmid@bnc.ox.ac.uk.

Horological services for your ailing apparatus. Thirty years of expertise in all types of clocks and barometers, of which many of these have been restored for the University over the years. Quotations are free. All work is fully guaranteed. Please phone Paul Carroll, Oxford Longcase Clocks on 01865 779660.

Riverline: the only design and print company you will ever need–colour or black and white print, litho, digital and photocopying, graphic design, stationery, brochures, leaflets, poster and exhibition panels. Call us on: 01865 326222, e- mail: info@riverline.co.uk, or visit our Web site: www.riverline.co.uk.

Town and Country Trees: arboricultural contractors; modern arboricultural techniques; local authority approved; safeguarded by full Public Liability insurance. Free advice and quotations. Tel.: 0845 458 2980 or 07976 261850 (mobile).

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 Rd., Oxford. Tel.: 01865 741729, fax: 01865 742431, e-mail: staff@mbeheadington.co.uk.

Housesitting (2 weeks minimum) or part-time work offered: competent, reliable, woman (58)–own car and computer, lived in Oxford for 20 years–offers to help with administration (good typist) and/or shopping, garden, pets, etc., in Oxford with accommodation provided. Squeaky clean references. Tel.: 01736 786249 or e-mail: vwalker@bartine.co.uk.

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Domestic Services

Super Czech girl (21) would like to be an au pair, preferably in or near Oxford, from Aug.–Dec. (dates flexible). Experienced with children, wide interests, car driver. Contact: Elisabeth Weeks, tel.: 01993 881332, e-mail: elisabethweeks348@hotmail.com.

Carpet/upholstery/curtain cleaning by Grimebusters, your local specialists. Quality work, competitive prices. Domestic, commercial, college. Also carpet/upholstery stain protection, pre-occupancy cleaning, flood cleaning/drying, oriental rug cleaning. For free estimates and friendly advice, call Grimebusters. Tel.: 01865 726983 or 01235 555533.

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Tuition Offered

Piano tuition–home visits in and around Oxford: Andrew Bottrill, GGSM, MA, currently teaching at the School of St Helen and St Katharine, and the Royal College of Music. Please ring 07815 770378, or e-mail: aeb29@yahoo.co.uk for more information.

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Tuition Wanted

Hjälp Sökes: we would like to learn and practise conversational Swedish at home; one of us is a beginner and the other has some knowledge of the language. If you can help, please tel.: 01865 311124, or e-mail: michael.ward@nda.ox.ac.uk.

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Part-time position wanted

Cheerful, motivated, administrative assistant retiring from full-time employment end of July 2002 seeks fulfilling part-time post from end Aug. Please contact Jeannette Hudson-Pudwell after 7 p.m. on 01865 762187, or leave a message on answerphone and I will contact you.

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Houses to Let

Central Oxford, Victorian terrace house, glorious new renovation with period features; 4 bedrooms, 2½ bath/shower rooms, all mod cons, gas c.h., 16ft x 16ft modern kitchen with glass roof, Bosch appliances, washer/drier, dishwasher, fridge- freezer, garden deck, fully furnished. Reverse osmosis water purification system. All linen and bicycles can be provided if required. Non-smoking professional couple or family. Available June for 1 year renewable. £1,700 p.c.m. Tel.: 07802 961 743. E-mail: kcrtyler@aol.com.

Charming cottage, 12 miles north-west of Oxford, in a quiet corner of village (bus to Oxford or short drive to Charlbury Station): furnished and equipped to a high standard; 2 bedrooms (1 double bedroom, 1 spare bedroom/study); beams, inglenook fireplace, woodburning stove, gas c.h., country antiques, washer/drier, fridge/freezer, bath/shower, small walled south-facing garden, garage. Available for 1 year plus from mid/late Sept. Phone/fax: 01865 510542 or e-mail: doreen.mcbarnet@csls.ox.ac.uk.

Two-bedroom Victorian house, 10 minutes' walk from city centre and libraries (or 5 minutes by regular bus). Quiet street, close to shops and park, fully furnished and equipped, with private enclosed garden, open fire, washing machine, gas c.h. Use of bicycles, sunloungers, owner's extensive library. Available from beginning Oct. £250 p.w. E-mail: vicki.bertram@ntu.ac.uk. Tel.: 017683 72970.

Spacious family house in Headington: 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, living-room/diner, kitchen, utility room. Furnished or part-furnished. Large maintained landscaped garden, ample parking, quiet neighbourhood. Easy access to town centre. Available from 1 Sept. to non-smokers. No dogs. Minimum let 1 year. £1,100 p.m. (negotiable). Tel.: 01865 763834. E-mail: oxparty@clara.co.uk.

Available June for long let: Moreton in Marsh (Oxford 27 miles, 35 minutes by train), 3-storey Victorian terrace cottage, 2 double, 1 single bedroom, bath with w.c., separate w.c., sitting-room, study, dining, kitchen etc. Good sized enclosed garden with patio, gas c.h. Well furnished, spacious. Rent £675 p.c.m., plus utilities. References required. Tel.: 01608 810549.

Iffley Village: 4-bedroom house; large kitchen diner, study, lounge, 2½ bathrooms. Available from Aug., or Sept. £1,400 p.c.m. E-mail: robin@thekingsheadfritwell.co.uk. Tel.: 01869 346738 or 07768 712534.

Furnished family house to let in rural setting 12 miles north of Oxford, suit visiting academic: 3 bedrooms, 2 sitting rooms, large kitchen/diner leading to large garden, utilities. Easy access M40, and rail station. Good schools. Available Sept., for 12 months. £1,400 p.c.m. E-mail: markpen@btinternet.com, or tel.: 01993 813003.

Three hundred year old, fully furnished barn: 3 bedrooms, 2 roll-top bathrooms, set in a courtyard within the heart of Charlbury town; own sunken terrace patio, and shared use of walled garden. Available 1 July, no smokers, no children.£900 p.c.m. Tel.: 07850 397990.

An exceptionally well-maintained 4-bedroom cottage-style house with a lovely garden in a very desirable location in the heart of Cumnor Village, is available to rent from July. The house is furnished to a high standard but can be let unfurnished for a 1 year period (or longer). This very pretty inner city village has a regular bus service, village shops, excellent primary school, and 2 very good village inns. Must be viewed. £1,100 p.c.m. Tel.: 01865 865755, or e-mail:melanie.clancy@ell.ox.ac.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 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 Web site for up-to-date detailed information on properties available and make use of our interactive database, priority reservation service (credit cards accepted), personal service and professional advice. For further information please contact Finders Keepers at 226, Banbury Rd., 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

August in Summertown, Oxford: light and spacious semi-detached Edwardian 3-bedroom family house with large kitchen/dining room, and south-facing garden; 2 w.c.'s; within 100 ft of shops. £300 p.w. Available from 20 July. E-mail: chris@shakespeare1991.fsnet.co.uk.

Coming to Oxford for a short visit?: 1-bedroom first-floor apartment available for 3 months from 1 June; living/dining room, double bedroom, study area and shared use of garden. £750 p.c.m., inc. council tax and utilities. For further information on this and other properties on our portfolio, contact Gay Hawley at Finders Keepers, 27 St Clements, Oxford OX4 1AB. Tel.: 01865 200012, e-mail: gayh@finders.co.uk, or visit our Web site: www.finders.co.uk.

Central north Oxford: attractively furnished 4-storey Victorian terrace house available 11 Aug.–1 Sept. Situated in exceptionally quiet street 10–15 minutes' walk from city centre and university departments, and close to river and Port Meadow; 3 bedrooms (1 double, 1 twin, 1 single); 2 bathrooms (1 with bath, 1 with shower—both with w.c.). Double reception with sofas, oriental carpets, desk and TV. Large open-plan kitchen and dining area opens onto sunny patio, and attractive secluded garden with tables and chairs. Dishwasher, fridge, freezer, c.h., washing machine and drier; 4 bicycles and free street parking. £300 p.w. inc. utilities. Tel.: 01865 516615, fax: 01865 516616, e-mail: josephine.reynell@qeh.ox.ac.uk.

Victorian 3-bedroom house in East Oxford to let first 3 weeks of Aug. Two bathrooms, a garden and all modern facilities. Easy access to the centre of town, local shops and amenities. £275 p.w., contact chris@cmassocs.co.uk.

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Flats to Let

Large 1-bedroom flat in Victorian house, from 1 July; walking distance from the plain. £700 p.m. Tel.: 01865 311481.

Turret flat in Gloucester Green: spacious, elegant, sunny 1-bedroom flat, overlooking the square. Fully-furnished and equipped, all electric with economical storage heating. Central, convenient for coach and train stations. To let from mid-July. £800 p.c.m. Contact David Ripley, 01865 790389, or e- mail:riplee@dialstart.net.

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. Two ground-floor flats in extremely quiet, civilised, large Victorian house in this exclusive, leafy, residential Victorian suburb, with large, light, airy rooms. One completely refurbished t a high standard, available now. The other flat available for 4 months, June–Oct. One double, one large single bedroom, large drawing-room, kitchen, bathroom. Off-street parking, large secluded garden. Available now. Tel./fax: 01865 552400.

North Oxford , 2-bedroom flat, fully-furnished, in quiet road off the Woodstock Road: south facing, ground-floor flat with garden and garage. Non-smoking, no pets. Available 1 July Rent £750 p.c.m. Tel.: 01865 513688.

Central Oxford, Folly Bridge, 5 minutes' walk from Carfax Tower, in a quiet residential area, with private garden, and a few yards from the river: bedsitter, with large kitchen, washing machine, bathroom with bath and shower. Fully furnished. Suit single person or couple. Available from 1 Sept.–31 Jan., 2003. £540 p.c.m., plus bills. Tel.: 01865 722343 (eves., or leave a message), cell: 07762 945831, e-mail: pieor.pinza@virgin.net.

Garden flat, central North Oxford, convenient to Summertown shops and city centre: fully furnished, double bedroom, sitting-room/study, dining-room/study, kitchen, all appliances, gas c.h. Ideal for academic couple. £620 p.m. Available 1 Sept.,–31 May 2003. Tel.: 01865 559175 or e-mail: estone@notes.cc.sunysb.edu.

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Serviced Accommodation

Finally! the luxurious and economical alternative to 5-star luxury hotels, in central Oxford. Ambassador's Oxford offers clients short-stay 2-bedroom, 2 bathroom–1 en suite–5-star apartments in the centre of Oxford with allocated parking. Only 3 minutes' walk from the railway station and the Saïd Business School. Furnished to a very high standard to include well-equipped kitchen and lounge, computer, printer, internet access, and weekly Maid Service. From less than £100 per apartment per night, to accommodate up to 4/5 guests. Contact: www.ambassadorsoxford.co.uk, or tel.: 07876 203378.

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Accommodation Offered

Double bedroom to let in quiet, non-smoking house in Cricket Road, East Oxford, sharing top-floor kitchen and bathroom with one other; ideal for single academic or professional; ground-floor flat occupied by single tenant. Available now, for minimum 6 month let, at £260 p.c.m., inc., council tax and water rates. Contact James or Pat, 01865 430595, eves., after 6.30 or weekends.

Summertown: spacious house, very good conditions, to share with 1 other; non-smoker, professional/postgraduate only; use of bedroom, and sitting-room/study, own telephone line; shared use of kitchen, bathroom, garden. £420 p.c.m. + bills. Available now. Contact Sudy, 01865 512328 (after 7 p.m.), 07815 104378 (mobile), e-mail: sudya44@yahoo.com.

Delightful rooms in North Oxford available now. £55 p.w. Book by telephone or fax: 01865 511657 or e-mail: mcadex@gofornet.co.uk.

Available by the week for visitors to Oxford: self-contained, fully- furnished studio flat, centrally located in Kingston Road. En suite shower, toilet and washbasin, and fully-equipped kitchen area. Sleeps 2. £300 p.w. all inc. British Tourist Board approved 3 Stars. For further information tel.: 01865 516913 or visit: http://www.oxfordcity.co.uk/accom/studioflat.

Finders Keepers is celebrating its 30th year as Oxfordshire's leading letting agent, providing a specialist service to both landlords and tenants throughout the Oxfordshire and the surrounding counties. With experienced letting and management teams Finders Keepers provide a high standard of service to all our clients. If you would like more information about Finders Keepers' services please contact us at our Head Office at 226 Banbury Road, Summertown, Oxford, OX2 7BY, tel.: (00 44) 1865 311011, or visit the Finders Keepers Web site at www.finders.co.uk.

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

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Accommodation Sought

Three male, celibate members of a religious order (2 on sabbatical, 1 studying in Oxford), non-smokers, seek a furnished 3-bedroom flat or house near the city centre for 6 months (Jan.–June 2003). Preferences: quiet neighbourhood, kitchen facilities, and common area. Because of budget constraint we are able to afford only £900 p.c.m. E-mail: jakeyap@yahoo.com, or call Greyfriars Hall (tel.: 01865 243694) and ask for Jake Yap.

Spanish visiting academic on sabbatical in Oxford needs flat/house for her and her 2 children for the 2002-3 academic year. The house/flat should have at least 2 bedrooms, and preferably be located in central/North Oxford/. For more info. please contact Ana: fganaiba@usc.es.

Academic visitor from Belgium, non-smoker, is looking for a place to stay for approx. 2 months, from Oct.–Dec. Preferences: quiet environment, kitchen facilities, not too far from the centre. E-mail: rafael.declercq@hiw.kuleuven.ac.be, or send fax addressed to R. De Clercq to +32 16 32 63 11.

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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Holiday Lets

Dordogne/Gironde: delightful restored farmhouse in rural hamlet in large meadow and private pool; fully and comfortably furnished with French antiques plus modern conveniences. Private with stunning views and walks to farmland, woods, and vineyards. Near Bergerac and Saint Emelion, bastide towns, great restaurants, lake with water sports, and world class golf club of Chateau Vigiers. Sleeps 7. June., Sept., £400 p.w.; July, Aug., £700 p.w. Tel.: 01993 881408.

Estoril coast, Portugal: delightful Duplex flat near Cascais, Estoril and Sintra, with own garden and barbecue; 3 bedrooms, 2 reception rooms, well-equipped kitchen; cable TV with BBC channels; 5 minutes' drive to superb Estoril Coast beaches, 20 minutes to Lisbon. Available June, July and Aug. £275 p.w. inclusive. Tel.: 01865 769328 eves. E-mail: gross@bioch.ox.ac.uk.

Edinburgh: lovely light spacious Victorian flat, in quiet cul-de-sac in central Edinburgh (Bruntsfield); walk across Bruntsfield Links and Meadows to the Royal Mile, Festival Theatre etc. Just off Bruntsfield Place with its excellent restaurants and food shops. Three bedrooms, sleeps up to 6. Unrestricted parking, garden. Available from mid- July to end-Sept. Phone/fax: 01865 510542, e-mail: doreen.mcbarnet@csls.ox.ac.uk.

French Pyrenees: 2 traditional stone houses, at 850 m with wonderful views (Chateau de Montsegur), ideal for walking and relaxing. All facilities included for £170–£250 depending on numbers. We are 1¼ hours from Carcassone. Please tel.: 00 335 6101 3046 for photographs and more information.

France: Alpine chalet situated in St Gervais Mont Blanc, 10 minutes from Megeve, 30 minutes from Chamonix, and 1 hr from Geneva; 5 double bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, large garden. Perfect location for walking, cycling, climbing, or just languid living. The chalet is very well-equipped and easily accessed. Rent the entire house from £400–£600. Phone David Edwards: 01993 878132, or in France 0450 934022, e-mail: chalet667@aol.com.

Patti, Sicily, 20 km from Messina: holiday house 150 m from the beach, a perfect base for visiting the Eolian Islands; bedroom, bathroom, kitchen. E-mail: info@nausicaaclub.it, or annette.haberstock@jesus.ox.ac.uk.

South-west France: attractive farmhouse set in over 1 acre of garden, beautiful quiet position, 10 x 5 m swimming pool, 3 km from medieval village of Lauzerte, autoroute from Bordeaux 2 hours. Golf, tennis and fishing nearby, and Cahors wine region. Sleeps 6 plus attic bedroom with 5 single beds. Still available 14–28 Sept. £500 p.w., longer autumn/winter lets negotiable. Tel.: Helen 01367 810218/Sally 01494 864573.

Prague: luxury penthouse apartment in a building classified as one of the most important Renaissance houses in Prague. It lies in a secluded courtyard off Nerudová Street, below Prague Castle in the heart of the city's world-famous Malá Strana (Lesser Town) district. Very easy access on foot (400–800 m) to the nearby Castle, Charles Bridge, Cathedrals and embassies. Wonderful views across the rooftops of the lesser town to the Schönborn and Lobkowicz Palace gardens. Extensively renovated and restored to the highest standards in 2002, the apartment has 2 bedrooms, entrance hall, large open living space with exposed wooden beams, modern well- equipped kitchen area, luxury bathroom with w.c., jacuzzi and separate shower, additional second separate toilet, c.h., full air conditioning. Web site: www.pragueflat.biz, or e-mail: pragueflat@hotmail.com. Tel.: 01865 761000.

Andalucia, Gaucin: Casa Alta, delightful private house in white mountain village to let July–Aug., whilst author/owner away; 2 double bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, large living area with open fireplace, fully-fitted kitchen, leading onto terrace with magical view to Gibraltar, the coast, and the mountains of Africa. Very comfortably furnished, TV, video, washing machine, deep freeze etc. Excellent maid by arrangement. £400 p.w., reduction longer lets. Also Casa Flora, self- contained guest house to above, available all year round. Separate entrance. Large sitting room, with French windows onto terrace with same fabulous view to mountains of Africa. Sleeps 2–3. Bathroom en suite, plus separate shower room, kitchen, wood stove, fridge, washing machine etc. Price according to season £150–£300 p.w. For both properties tel.: 00 34 95 215 11 11 or e-mail: venetia@ari.es.

Greek Islands: Skopelos, Alonissos and Skiathos. Lovely island houses and apartments available for rent. Town, country and seaside locations. Accommodation for 2–8 persons. Prices from £60 p.p.p.w. For information see: www.holidayislands.com. E-mail: thalpos@otenet.gr, fax: 0030 4240 23057.

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. 2002 rates on request. Tel./fax: Nikolaos Glinias, 0030 831 56525, e-mail: nglynias@ret.forthnet.gr.

South of France, Lot, traditional stone house for rent in small medieval hilltop village, 5 miles from historic town of Figeac. Sleeps up to 4. Private garden. Fully-equipped kitchen/living room with sofa bed, bedroom, bathroom with shower, and washing machine. Riding, fishing, and canoeing all at close proximity. £250 July/Aug., £200 May/June/Sept. Contact: M. Lawrence, Camboulit, 46100 France. Tel.: 00 33 5 65 40 08 24.

Costa del Sol: seaside residence, sleeps 2; lovely views and gardens. Book now for stay. £70 p.p.p.w. Book by telephone/fax: 01865 511657, or e-mail: mcadex@gofornet.co.uk.

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House for Sale

Tubney Wood, nr. Frilford: 7 miles from city centre, yet in a secluded semi-rural location, a delightful executive-style single-storey property; 4 double bedrooms (en suiteto master), re-fitted kitchen/breakfast room, dining room, sitting room, family bathroom. Oil fired c.h., and additional solar heating. Oversize double garage. Large workshop. Large garden incl. vegetable plot, greenhouse. The house also shares 4 acres of bluebell woodland, which backs onto the property. It is adjacent to 144 acres of private woodland. Easily accessible schools include The European School, Abingdon School, St Edwards and others. Frilford golf course is 5 minutes away. Didcot Station is 20 minutes away for London Paddington. Guide price: £465,000. For more details contact: 01865 390400. E-mail: patpaulg@tubney04.freeserve.co.uk. n

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