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Wanted

I am an enthusiastic gardener and lover of English gardens. I am looking for like-minded people who would be willing to accommodate my daughter and myself, and accompany us on garden tours, in exchange for a trip to Poland to stay with us (at my cost). We live near a Spa and there is the annual festival of Mozart's operas staged by the Warsaw Chamber Opera, as well as the Rossini and Monteverdi Festivals. And of course there are many beautiful towns and cities to visit, among them the ancient university city of Cracow. If you can help then please contact me either by tel.: + 48 22 754 15 98 or e-mail: ostojatranslation@wp.pl.

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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. Our next events will be a presentation by John Kirwan from the Careers Service on the 23 Apr., and our annual dinner with guest speaker Ruth Deech, Principal of St Anne's College, and past chairman of the HFEA on the 14 May.

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Institute for Chinese Studies

Call for Cantonese speakers to learn Mandarin Chinese. The Institute for Chinese Studies is looking for Cantonese-speaking volunteers from within the University with no knowledge of Mandarin Chinese to participate in the final session of a language skills training project. The aim of this session is to teach Mandarin to Cantonese speakers, and it will run for 12 weeks in total, beginning on Mon., 22 Apr., and finishing on Fri., 12 July. Participants will be required to commit themselves to a total of 90 contact hours over the 12 weeks, involving 1½ hours a day, 5 days a week. The classes will take place at 5 p.m. every week day at the Institute for Chinese Studies, Walton Street. Cantonese-speaking members of the university who wish to learn Mandarin are welcome to participate in this project. Numbers will be limited to 15 participants. Please contact Mr Shio-yun Kan at the Centre for Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language, Institute for Chinese Studies, Walton Street, Oxford OX1 2HG. Tel.: 01865 280393/280387, e-mail: kan@server.orient.ox.ac.uk.

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St Giles' Thursday Lunchtime Talks

Novel Views of the Clergy: 24 Apr., Tony Cockshut (Hertford College), The Clergy in Anthony Trollope; 2 May, Prof. Elisabeth Jay (Oxford Brookes), The Function of the Clergy in Literature Through Time; 9 May, Prof. John Bayley (St Catherine's College), Jane Austen and Barbara Pym: their respective views of the Clergy. The talks will be held in St Giles' Church at 12.30 p.m. Everyone is welcome. In order to help us with our costs, a small donation would be appreciated.

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Musical Events

Pascha nostrum, an opera by Professor John Caldwell, will be performed at 8 p.m. on Thu., and Fri., 2 and 3 May in the Catholic Chaplaincy, St Aldate's. Tickets are available from the Oxford Playhouse (tel.: 01865 305305) or at the door.

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Oxford Brookes University

Centre for Family and Household Research 2002 Seminar Series: 14 May, Audrey Mullender (University of Warwick), Children's Perspectives on Domestic Violence, SGO3, Research Centre. All seminars will begin at 5.30 p.m. All are welcome. For further information contact: Sara Ryan, Centre for Family and Household Research, Oxford Brookes University, Gipsy Lane, Headington OX3 0PB. E- mail: fam@brookes.ac.uk.

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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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Conference

Enigma and the Intelligence War, a conference organised jointly by Christ Church, Oxford, and the Bletchley Park Trust, will be held at Christ Church, 1-5 Sept. Speakers include Sir Michael Howard, Lord Dacre, Dr David Kahn, Professor Christopher Andrew, Professor M. R.D.Foot, and WW2 code breakers. For the brochure or enquiries about this unique event, please e-mail: trevor@academic- study.com, or call 01869 243 195.

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Antiques Bought and Sold

Antiques and decorative objects bought and sold: desks and library furniture always wanted, also garden stonework. Please call: Greenway Antiques, 90 Corn Street, Witney, Oxon. Open Mon.,–Fri., 9.30 a.m.–5 p.m., Sat., 10 a.m.–4 p.m. Tel.: 01993 705026, mobile: 07831 585014.

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Services Offered

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.

Long-established Oxford builder: property maintenance, renovations, extensions. Every aspect of the building trade covered. Free estimates. Academic references available. Richard Edwards. Tel.: 01865 343562.

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).

Gardener–Colin Broad–offers over 20 years of horticultural expertise–creating practical and beautiful gardens for pleasure, family or commercial use. A complete service from design to completion (portfolios available). Tel.: Colin on 01608 819109, mobile: 07866 810858.

Painting,Carpentry, Building and Design: small and medium-sized projects undertaken, from shelving, through kitchens to home extensions; decorating, internal and external; and planning applications. Free advice, quotations and references. Tel.: Ian on 01865 308188, or 07773 712 829.

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.

Academic Study and Travel is an Oxford-based lifelong learning agency: AST offers an experienced, professional service in the design, organisation, and delivery of academic programmes, single lectures, day schools, conferences, study tours, and summer schools. Projects of all sizes undertaken. Web site: www.academic-study.com. Tel.: 01869 243195, e-mail: trevor@academic-study.com.

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Domestic Services

Young German girl, aged 18, seeks position as nanny or to teach German. From mid-July to end-Aug. Contact Fiedler, Muhlenstrasse 18, D-32257, Bunde, Germany. E-mail: mfiedler@teleos-web.de or martin.fiedler@msww.wadsack.de. Phone 00 49 5223 43207. Fax: 00 49 5223 793287.

A 7-year-old girl is looking for a surrogate granny or a companion who could pick her up from school (3 p.m., North Oxford, 4 times a week), accompany her for 1-2 hours, preferably in the companion's house, and drop her off at ballet/swimming pool/etc. Her needs, apart from companionship, are: snack/drink and some conversation or help with activities like reading, drawing, etc. She is quiet, no fuss young person, and is fun to be with. Car is not essential but would be VERY welcome. Please call Lidia at 01993 882427, or e-mail: lidiarc@bioch.ox.ac.uk.

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

Need help with your academic career? Academic Coach provides help with c.v's, tendering for research projects, writing for journals, preparing book proposals, and general academic career development. Contact Ian Finlay at AcademicCoach@hotmail.com, or call 0794 712 4741 (mobile).

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Situations Vacant

Christ Church: Assistant Gardener. The College seeks applicants keen to join a team of Head Gardener, and 4 assistant gardeners, in caring for its extensive gardens, many of which are seen by thousands of visitors each year. The benefits include: a competitive salary, 5 week's holiday and membership of a contributory pension scheme. Further details from: The Treasury, Christ Church, Oxford OX1 1DP. Tel.: 01865 276178.

Two part-time or one full-time receptionist required: to work in a friendly medical practice in central Oxford. The successful candidate will like variety, be flexible, have good communication skills, and enjoy a busy working environment. The key to the position is a willingness to 'tackle anything'. Saturday mornings, and evening surgeries are worked on a rota basis. Salary on Whitley Council Scale according to experience. Apply in writing to Mrs meriel Redknap, Practice manager, Dr Robin Foster & partners, 27 Beaumont Street, Oxford OX1 2NR. Tel.: 01865 311500.

English Teacher at the Institute of Language Education , Kyungmin College, Korea (ILEK): we are looking for an Oxford graduate in English Literature or Linguistics, preferably with an ESL/TESOL certificate and teaching experience. Main duties will include teaching English at Kyungmin Christian schools (from Kindergarten to college, inc., 2 Middle Schools, and 3 High Schools), 20-30 hrs per week; and developing English textbooks. Commencement date: as soon as possible, for 1 year. Salary: approx. US $1,200 per month (2,000,000 Korean Won). A 3-bedroom apartment (shared by a maximum of 2 people), and air ticket are also provided. If interested please send your c.v., with photos, to Dr Ji-Yeon Hong, director of ILEK, via e-mail: jyhong@kyungmin.ac.kr, or ilekhong@hanmail.net. Applicants with families are also welcome.

Oxford Chamber Music Society (registered charity 1084539) needs a volunteer Publicity Officer to handle mailing list, brochure, posters, advertising, and Web site: www.communigate.co.uk/oxford/oxfordchambermusic. Please contact the Chairman, Dr G. K. Woodgate, fax/phone 01865 862193 or the Hon. Sec., Jim Haworth, fax/phone 01865 390739, e-mail: JandJHaworth@aol.com.

Wycliffe Hall,a thriving and friendly Theological College of the Church of England, and a Permanent Private Hall of the University of Oxford: Maintenance Assistant (25 hours per week). We are seeking to appoint an experienced and energetic person with a wide range of practical skills, including carpentry and decorating, to maintain the fabric of the college buildings and other properties. Closing date for applications is 9 a.m. on 25 Apr. Further details from: Mrs Margaret Thomson, Wycliffe Hall, 54 Banbury Road, Oxford OX2 6PW. E-mail: margaret.thomson@wycliffe.ox.ac.uk Wycliffe Hall: External Programmes Administrative Assistant (20 hours per week). To assist the External Programmes Manager in the running of our Summer School, Study Days, and our Diploma in Biblical and Theological Studies. Involves use of computer (Word, Excel, database, e-mail), answering phone enquiries, and mail, taking committee minutes, and liaising with other Wycliffe administrators. Closing date for applications is 9 a.m. on 25 Apr. Further details from: Mrs Margaret Thomson, Wycliffe Hall, 54 Banbury Road, Oxford OX2 6PW. E-mail: margaret.thomson@wycliffe.ox.ac.uk.

Research Assistant required to work with Dr Stuart Jones on the Mark Pattison papers in the Bodleian for average of 1 day per week over about 40 weeks (details negotiable). Would suit recent D.Phil. student or similar. Payment at British Academy rate, £8 per hour. See: http://www.art.man.ac.uk/HISTORY/staff/Jones/pattison.htm, or e-mail: stuart.jones@man.ac.uk.

Washington International Studies Council: Academic Director for Oxford overseas study programme. Oxford University postgraduate with a minimum of 5 years' teaching and administrative experience preferred. Could start soon part-time, becoming full-time on 1 July. £25,000–£40,000 p.a. depending on experience etc. Flexible hours possible. Please send c.v. to Dr Richardson, 8 Tennyson Lodge, Paradise Square, OX1 1UD.

The Examination Schools: Room Assistants. We are looking for a team of people to work full time, including some Saturdays, for a 6-week period in Trinity term, to cover the exam season (13 May–21 june), with a possible extension to 12 July. Room assistants will be required to work either at the Examination Schools, High Street, Oxford, or at Ewert House Examination Hall, Summertown. If you have a preference please state this clearly in your covering letter. The duties include 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 276905.

The Examination Schools: Invigilators. We are looking for reliable individuals to add to our Register of Invigilators. Work is on a temporary basis during the main exam period which starts this year on 13 May and finishes on 21 June. There are openings to work on either a session basis, where you invigilate individual exam sessions based on your availability for work, or on a block booking basis. A block bookings option requires a commitment to work one of the following: full time for the 6 week exam period; specific weeks during the exam period; specific days in the week during the exam period. these options can be discussed in more details with the Deputy Clerk of Schools (Exams). The work involves laying out of question papers, completing relevant paperwork, and invigilating during the examination session. The majority of exam papers are 3 hours duration which require an invigilation session of approximately 4 hours (morning session: 9 a.m.–1 p.m., afternoon session: 2 –6 p.m.). The payment details for a standard invigilator working a 4 hour session are as follows: 4 hr session (for 3 hr papers): £25.88. There are opportunities for suitable invigilators to act as the senior invigilator at a higher rate of pay. If you are interested please send a c.v. and covering letter to the Deputy Clerk of Schools (Exams), Examination Schools, High Street, Oxford OX1 4BG.

St Anne's College Day Nursery: Nursery Nurse (0.6): we are seeking an experienced and enthusiastic person to work with children aged between 6 months and 5 years in our small, friendly nursery. Applicants should ideally be qualified to either NNEB Certificate or BTEC National Diploma Standard. Salary will be in the range from £10,558 to £13,310 (pro rata). Benefits include a staff pension scheme and generous holiday allowance. Nursery sessions run from 8.45 a.m. to 1 p.m., and 1 to 5.15 p.m., and the person appointed will ideally work 6 sessions per week. There may be scope for flexibility about these hours, and the post is available with immediate effect. Further details may b obtained from Mrs L. King, Nursery Supervisor, St Anne's College, Oxford OX2 6HS, tel.: (2)74868, or from thomas.keymer@st-annes.ox.ac.uk. Applications, inc. a c.v. and contact details of 2 referees, should be sent to Mrs King. Please state areas of interest and experience in an accompanying letter.

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Houses to Let

Live in comfort near the Thames, just a short walk to the city centre. Beautiful Victorian house, 4 bedrooms, centrally heated, large split-level living room, dining room, new and fully equipped kitchen. Bathroom 1, with large bath, bidet and w.c.; bathroom 2, with shower and w.c. South-facing, well-tended garden with furniture and patio heater. Possible use of Mercedes E saloon and bicycle(s). Available 5 months from Sat., 20 July–Sat., 21 Dec. Price negotiable. Tel.: +44 (0) 1865 725193.

Idyllic 18th-century cottage, peaceful, with garden, Thames nearby, easy reach Kew Public Records office. £1,700 p.m. Train and tube to central London. Tel.: 0208 892 1470. E-mail: panufnik@atlas.co.uk.

Lovely modern house available now in quiet cul-de-sac, less than 10 minutes' walk from Magdalen Bridge. Two double bedrooms, lounge/dining room, bathroom, fitted kitchen with new appliances. Part furnished. Patio garden. Parking. £800 p.c.m. exc. council tax etc. References required. Tel.: 01993 811241, 07785 544445 (mobile).

Victorian mid-terrace cottage on Plantation Road in central North Oxford, available from Apr. for 2 terms (Dec.). Two bedrooms and study, large kitchen and dining area, sitting room and small garden. Ideal for access to university departments and local hospitals as well as all local amenities in Jericho. Available early April at £950 p.c.m. Please contact Julia at Finders Keepers on 00 44 (0) 1865 311011 or visit the Finders Keepers Web site for a complete list of the available properties throughout Oxfordshire.

North Oxford furnished house available from 1 Sept.,: charming, cosy, quiet, easy to maintain, fully furnished house in Jericho/north Oxford. Walk to university, train station, bus station, near best schools, parks, centrally heated, recently re- decorated, secluded garden, 2½ bathrooms, washing machine, dryer, telephone, linen, dishes, 2 bicycles. Two bedrooms, £1,150 p.m. or 3 bedrooms, £1,400 p.m. (inc. bedsit with separate kitchen, and entrance). Contact: OXFORD: J.Mackrell (eves., 7-8 a.m.); tel.: Oxford (01865) 775567. CANADA: A. Gaston, tel.: (613) 745 1368, fax.: (613) 745 0299. E-mail: gaston@cyberus.ca.

Stonesfield (delightful village on edge of Cotswolds). First class fully- furnished 2-bedroom cottage with conservatory–photographs available, for 6 months let commencing 1 May. Rent, inc., of all bills EXCEPT telephone, £1,100 p.c.m. THPM 01993 898490.

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.

Wheatley Village (3 miles east of Oxford): 4 bedroom period house, 2 double bedrooms, 2 single, 3 receptions, 1 bathroom, 1 shower room, piano, cellar, south- facing garden, c.h., 2 garages. £1,300 p.c.m. (neg.). References. Tel.: 01243 528654.

North Oxford : excellent, furnished, 5-bedroom family house, available from 1 year only from end July; lounge, conservatory/dining room, fully-equipped modern kitchen, bathrooms on each of 4 floors, office, gas c.h., garden. Friendly quiet street near Summertown shops. Contact 01865 273577 or 01865 439023, e-mail: ball@maths.ox.ac.uk.

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Summer Lets

Summer vacation let: ideal for visiting academics. 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 May–Sept. £250 p.w. E-mail: vicki.bertram@ntu.ac.uk. Tel.: 01865 726104.

Lovely Grade II listed house in central Eynsham (15-20 minutes Oxford), with 3 bedrooms (for sleeping 5/6), drawing room, kitchen, dining room, study, basement and garden. Clean linen and daily house cleaning service included. Tel., by arrangement. Available 21 July–1 Sept. Price £700 p.w.inc. Tel.: 01865 881729. E-mail: katefayers-kerr@hertford.co.uk.

Comfortable, fully-furnished, 2-bedroom town house in North Oxford, available for short summer let from 15 Apr.,–31 Aug. Open-plan living room, modern fitted kitchen with washing machine, and dishwasher, gas c.h., bathroom with electric shower, small garden, garage. Quiet position, close to Cutteslowe Park, frequent bus route to city centre. Suitable for a small family. £700 p.c.m. Tel.: 01865 273088, or e-mail: rimas.juskaitis@eng.ox.ac.uk.

House overlooking Thames, 5 minutes' walk from city-centre, available May–Sept. Fully equipped, 3 bedrooms (2 double, 1 single), 2 bathrooms, gas c.h., garden, garage. £1,000 p.c.m. inc. all service charges except tel., calls. Tel.: 01865 250462.

Semi-detached home of academic family available 6 May–21 June. Three bedrooms (1 double, 1 single, and 1 baby cot), 2 sitting rooms (each has a sofa bed), 1 bathroom, 1 cloakroom, kitchen and dining room; 2½ miles north of city centre, 1 block off bus route, 8 blocks to shops. Contact: joy.rosenberg@ntlworld.com.

Pretty cottage with small garden to let for the month of Aug., only from the 3rd-31st. Within easy walking distance of the university. Ideal for mature academic couple, non-smokers preferred. £1,000 inc., except tel., and use of fax. References required. Apply to: 'phone/fax: 01865 516142.

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Flats to Let

Vacant beginning May 2002, spacious, sunny, self-contained, furnished upper-ground-floor flat, in Stanley road. Easy access to city centre, g.c.h., and hot water, double bedroom, sitting room, kitchen, bathroom with bath, shower and washing machine, tel., use of garden, bicycle shed, shared parking. Suit couple or single. Rent: £550 p.c.m. Medium or long let. Please reply: Rivington, 38 Harpes Road, Oxford OX2 7QL. Tel.: 01865 556662 or fax 01865 514858.

Lifestyle Letting & Management, 1 North Parade Avenue: (i) North Oxford–£850 p.c.m. First-floor apartment in a residential area overlooking parks. The property offers 2 good-sized bedrooms and a study. Fully furnished and presented very well. Ideal for relocating couple; (ii) Summertown–£1,100 p.c.m. Spacious and very well-presented apartment in a smart area of North Oxford. Offering 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, and private parking. Fully furnished. Ideal for relocating couple. Please call Vicky on: 01865 554577, fax: 01865 554578, e-mail: lifestyle-lettings@dial.pipex.com, Web site: www.letitbetter.co.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. An exceptionally well-furnished, comfortable flat (first floor) in extremely quiet, civilised, large Victorian house in this exclusive, leafy, residential Victorian suburb, with large, light, airy rooms. Large double bedroom, large drawing-room, kitchen, bathroom. Off-street parking, large secluded garden. Available now. Tel./fax: 01865 552400.

Central Oxford, choice location: to suit visiting academic (and spouse); furnished 1-bedroom apartment on top floor of large college house. Light and spacious, with living room, dining room, kitchen, bathroom (separate w.c.), and washing machine. £600 p.c.m. Available from late Apr.,to end Dec. Tel./fax: + 44 (0) 1865 276219, e-mail: oliver.odonovan@chch.ox.ac.uk.

Large flat in the heart of Venice, near Palazzo Grassi, in the heart of Venice, with large traditional sitting-room, and separate dining room, well-appointed kitchen, 1 double bedroom with en suitebathroom, second bedroom with twin beds, third bedroom with 1 bed (= 1), and a second bathroom. The flat is ideal for a family, in pristine condition, and available for short periods on a weekly basis at £600 per week. Tel.: + 39 0423 723582, e-mail: tagariello@libero.it.

Furnished 2-bedroom ground-floor flat to let St Clements/Headington Hill area. Very close to Brookes University, 10 minutes to city centre, refurbished kitchen and bathroom, en suiteshower room to main bedroom. Available immediately. £800 p.c.m. Tel.: 01865 512149.

Self-contained studio, Headington/Risinghurst, nr. Shotover, convenient for centre (Bus 22); delightful, bright, modern, just renovated. Fully-furnished in quiet house. Own side entrance. No smoking, no pets, professional person. £500 p.c.m. (c.h., and council tax in.). Available 15 Apr. Tel.: 01865 308724.

Park Town: studio flat to sub-let Mon.,–Fri. Quiet, non-smoker please. Includes use of computer (Mac), stereo and TV/video. £100 p.w. Contact: dee.mondschein@lmh.ox.ac.uk, or tel.: 07752 427 122.

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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

College & County is a new letting agency established by professional property owners in Oxford. We have a number of houses that are suitable for either visiting academic families or postgraduate students. Both summer and year leases are available. Contact us for further information: 116B Cowley Road, Oxford OX4 1JE, tel.: 01865 722277, fax: 01865 200577, or e-mail: collegecounty@ukonline.co.uk.

New loft conversion in owner's house: elegant, bright and quiet, Iffley Fields area (12- minute walk to Magdalen Bridge), comprising 5m x 4m study/bedsit/kitchen, and beautiful bathroom. £400 p.c.m. incl.., reference, tenancy agreement. Preference to early bird not night owl, non-smoker, and someone who would not mind occasionally keeping company with adolescents living below (Italian speakers especially welcome). Tel.: 01865 423107.

Available by the week for visitors to Oxford: self-contained, fully- furnished studio flat, centrally located in Kingston Road. En suiteshower, toilet and washbasin, and fully-equipped kitchen area. Sleeps 2. £280 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.

Delightful rooms in North Oxford available now. £45 p.w. Book by telephone or fax: 01865 511657 or e-mail: mcadex@gofornet.co.uk.

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.

Central North Oxford, bed and breakfast: very pleasant, comfortable quiet room in prime location, easy walking distance to University Parks, colleges, university departments, theatres, restaurants. Colour TV, tea-/coffee-making facilities. £30 single, £55 double inc., full English breakfast. Tel./fax: 01865 512149.

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Accommodation Sought

Academic family (non-smokers) seeks Oxford summer rental of 2/3- bedroom flat/house between 24 June and 15 Aug., in North Oxford/Summertown/Marston areas. Please contact Dr Paul Watt, e-mail: paulw@ichr.uwa.edu.au.

College & County, a new letting agency, require high quality properties for clients within the academic world in Oxford. Please contact Mark on 01865 722277 or call in at the office at 116b Cowley Road.

Visiting US academic, teaching summer course at Magdalen College, needs furnished housing from end-June–3 July. Wife and 2 boys (11 and 14) will visit for part of stay. Parking space needed, non-smokers, can provide references. Fax: 001 517 3345722. E-mail: weinerw@cooley.edu.

Academic couple (no children) from Kyoto seek small self-contained flat or house for 2 years from 1 July, or shorter period, e-mail: gillian.morriss- kay@anat.ox.ac.uk.

Non-smoking, no pets, academic faculty director for Oxford Study Abroad programme seeks to rent with her husband a furnished house/flat (at least 2 bedrooms) in Jericho or North/south Oxford (walking distance from centre), late Aug.,–mid/late Dec. Contact Paula Gilbert on 001 703 764 0764 or e-mail: pgilbert@gmu.edu.

Going abroad? Or just thinking of letting your property? QB Management is one of Oxford's foremost letting agents and property managers. We specialise in lettings to both academic and professional individuals and their families, and have a constant flow of enquiries from good quality tenants seeking property in the Oxford area. If you would like details of our services, or if you simply need some informal help and advice without obligation, telephone us: 01865 764533, fax us: 764777, or e-mail us: info@qbman.co.uk. Alternatively, we would invite you to visit our Web site at: http://www.qbman.co.uk and see how we could be marketing your property.

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Accommodation Sought to Rent or Exchange

Visiting scholar and family seek Oxford area home to rent or exchange for home in northern California (near Berkeley). Approx. dates: Aug., – Jan., 2003. Our home (4 bedrooms/4 bath) is in Piedmont, California, 15 minute drive to university or San Francisco. Highly desirable neighbourhood/excellent schools. Seek exchange or rental in North Oxford or other area with highly regarded primary and middle school. E-mail: douglass@uclink4.berkeley.edu.

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Host Family Sought

Host family sought to accommodate responsible 17-year-old American pupil at Abingdon School, son of Yale academic, in Oxford, Sat., and Sun., during school terms only. Please contact Tessa Gregg, Registrar's Secretary, at Abingdon School, 01235 849011.

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Holiday Lets

Andalucia, Las Alpujarras: delightful rustic farmhouse set in terraced olive groves, with own swimming pool, and fantastic mountain views. Sleeps 6 comfortably (2 doubles, 1 twin), 5 minutes walk to local village, 15 minutes drive to Ugijar market town. Available year round, £380 per week; also available for longer lets. One and a half hours from Almeria airport, or 3½ from Malaga. Car hire preferable. For more information contact tel.: 0779 6167811, or e-mail: l.bond@wanadoo.es.

French Riviera Studio, sleeps 2 adults and 2 children, La Ciotat. Fully equipped kitchen, television, balcony (seaview/dining facilities), 5 minutes' drive from beach (car essential), facilities. Available all year. 400 Euros (approx £250) per week, 750 Euros per fortnight. Contact: daniel.hirst@lpl.univ-aix.fr (+ 33 4 9009 5148).

Edinburgh: lovely light spacious Victorian flat, in quiet cul-de-sac in central Edinburgh (Bruntsfield). Walk across Bruntsfield Links and the Meadows to the Royal Mile, Festival Theatre etc. Just off Bruntsfield Place with its excellent restaurants, and food shops. Three bedrooms (2 double), 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.

Antibes, Côte d'Azur: large studio apartment, sleeps 3/4, in a small, recently-built complex within 4 minutes' walk of a sandy beach. Separate sleeping area, fully-fitted kitchen and bathroom, terrace and secure underground parking. Shared swimming pool. Available Apr.,–Sept. For more information tel., 01865 511288, or e-mail: antibestudio@hotmail.com.

Dorset: unspoiled 17th-century cob cottage, in quiet village, within easy reach of World Heritage coastline, sleeps 5 (cot also available). Self-catering, linen provided. Non-smokers only, and sorry no pets. Available between May and Sept., at £300 p.w. For details, tel.: 07811 345104, or e-mail: passinc@surfaid.org.

French Riviera: ground-floor, 2-bedroom end flat, sleeps 4; at Agay between St Raphael and Cannes; situated 5 minutes' walk from beach, pool, shops, restaurants. South-facing, screened patio, parking alongside, tennis, golf, aquatic sports, horse riding nearby. Tel.: 01372 744246 or 0207 581 7908.

Provence/Languedoc, nr. Uzès: village house with pool. Beautiful distant views of Cévennes from terrace on one side. All shops 2 minutes, on the others. Can sleep 9. Phone Salisbury (01722) 743801.

Cornwall, near Sennen Cove: converted barn, sleeps 4/5. Comfortable, with microwave, washing machine, tumble drier, TV, video. Sea view, small garden. £150–£350 p.w., inc. of electricity and linen. Visit: www.hayloftcottage.co.uk, or tel.: 01865 557713.

Aldeburgh, on the Suffolk Heritage coast: delightful, 2nd-floor apartment with sea view (no lift). Self-catering, fully furnished, sleeps 3. Close to shops and concerts. Aldeburgh is an unspoilt seaside town (fresh fish daily!) with strong musical connections and International Festivals at nearby Snape Maltings. RSPB Minsmere and National Trust properties are also quite close; two local golf courses. Seasonal prices from £200 p.w. inc. of electricity, gas, taxes and lock-up garage. Tel.: 01473 730 737, e- mail: yal20@dial.pipex.com, write: P.O.Box 31, Washbrook, Ipswich, IP8 3HP.

Italy–right on the Umbrian border with Tuscany. Beautifully renovated spacious cottage sleeping 2, overlooking own vineyard. Also has sofa-bed so could sleep 4. For colour brochure tel.: 01923 497845.

South-West France: attractive farmhouse set in over 1 acre garden, beautiful quiet position, 10 x 5 m. swimming pool, 3 km from medieval village Lauzerte, autoroute from Bordeaux 2 hours. Golf, tennis and fishing nearby, and Cahors wine region. Sleeps 6 plus attic bedroom with 5 single beds. Available Apr., £350 p.w., May/June/Sept., £500 p.w., longer stays negotiable. Tel.: Helen 01367 810218, Sally 01494 864573.

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.

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 19th- century country farmhouse with lovely views, 45 minutes from Rome, and 2 hours from Florence (sleeps 4 with downstairs rooms available to sleep 4 more). Prices vary from £250–£600 p.w. Private owner: 01223 844334 or e-mail: hugobowles@tiscalinet.it.

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

Paris 12ème, between Nation and Bastille, small studio, sleeps 2, Rue de Cotte, very near Marché Beauvau, Marché Aligre, "Coulée Verte"; near the Gare de Lyon. Well equipped; bathroom, kitchen area; digicode, and interphone; lift. Non-smokers only. £170 p.w., £320 fortnight, £600 four weeks, no bills. Available 7 Apr.,– 30 July. For pictures, more details:- Studio, 3 Hill Top Road, Oxford OX4 1PB, or tel.: 01865 728603, or e-mail: johnellis46@yahoo.co.uk.

Czech Republic: charming woodland cottage only 30 minutes from Prague, available May–Oct. Sleeps 5+. Lovely lake for swimming, boating, surfboarding. Views, walks, woodfires, mushrooms, castles. Good food and wine still a bargain! English speaking owner. From £280 p.w. Tel.: 0207 373 0667.

French Riviera Studio, sleeps 2 adults and 2 children, La Ciotat. Fully equipped kitchen, television, balcony (seaview/dining facilities), 5 minutes' drive from beach (car essential), facilities. Available all year. 400 Euros (approx £250) per week, 750 Euros per fortnight. Contact: daniel.hirst@lpl.univ-aix.fr (+ 33 4 9009 5148).

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Wanted

Either a narrow boat (condition immaterial) on a residential mooring or a residential mooring. Please contact Linda on 01865 278616 or e-mail: Linda.stannard@nuffield.oxford.ac.uk.

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House For Sale

A beautifully maintained and presented modern 2-bedroom end terrace house in Kidlington. £129,950. Please contact 01865 378200, or e-mail: kirsty_bryant@yahoo.co.uk.

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