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The Oxford University Desk Diary 2002-3

Two versions available: the leatherbound edition is bound in high- quality bonded leather (dark blue), and has rounded corners, gilt edges, head and tail bands, marker ribbon, and printed endpapers. The padded front is blocked in gilt with the University crest; the cover-to-boards edition is bound in the Oxford reference colours of red, blue, and green. The contents include: September 2002–December 2003 double-page spread per week; year planners for 2003–2004; University information: dates of terms; times of church services; useful Oxford telephone numbers; international public holidays. The desk diary will contain quotations from People on People: The Oxford Dictionary of Biographical Quotations; 0-19-951877-7, leatherbound, £23.40 + VAT; 0-19-951878-5, cover-to- boards, £12.77 + VAT; 172 pp., map and line drawings. Available now from the Oxford University Press Bookshop, 116/117 High Street, Oxford. Tel.: + 44 (0) 1865 242913. E-mail:

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Volunteers Need for Type II Diabetes Study

Would you be willing to assist with a clinical study aimed at type II diabetes (not insulin dependent)? We are looking to see if heart and/or skeletal muscle are damaged by diabetes and, if so, can treatment help. We need people with type II diabetes for a study at the John Radcliffe Hospital. The study would involve 2 visits to the hospital each lasting about 3–4 hours. All tests will be non-invasive, painless and without any risk or side effects. We would reimburse expenses for refreshments and travel or we could organise transport. For further details please phone Dr Scheuermann-Freestone, Magnetic Resonance Unit, John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford OX3 9DU, or e-mail:

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Iris Murdoch Society Conference

The Iris Murdoch Society in conjunction with Kingston University is holding its first Annual Conference at St Anne's College, on Sat., 14 Sept. Speakers: Peter Conradi, Bran Nicol, Priscilla Martin, Alison Denham. Open to all. £25 (£15 student concessions), includes tea/coffee and buffet lunch. For further details contact: Tel.: 01306 730967, fax: 01306 731529.

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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 first coffee morning of Michaelmas Term will be on Wed., 9 Oct.

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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, 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 Museum of Natural History Shop

Museum Swiftsby 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 Visionsand 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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Books Bought and Sold

New Bookshop in St Aldates: St Philip's Books (proprietor Christopher Zealley) has opened a bookroom at 82 St Aldates, Oxford (entrance in passageway beneath the Elizabeth Restaurant). We carry over 6000 rare and secondhand books, chiefly in the areas of Theology and History. Callers welcome between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. Mon.,–Fri. Collections or single volumes purchased for stock (tel.: 01865 202182). Web site at:

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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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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:

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Services Offered

"Gardens of a Golden Afternoon" in the style of Gertrude Jekyll; a 2-hour garden with shrubs, perennials and herbs. Jeanne Bliss Landscape Designer and Lecturer, Oxford and California. A Garden Guide. Please tel.: 01865 515379, e-mail:

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).

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:, or visit our Web site:

Big or small, we ship it all, plus free pick up anywhere in Oxford. Also 24-hour photocopying, private mailing addresses (24-hour access, and mail forwarding world-wide), binding, fax bureau, colour photocopying, mailing services, and much more. Contact or visit Mail Boxes Etc., 266 Banbury Rd., Oxford. Tel.: 01865 514655, fax: 514656, e-mail:, also at: 94 London Rd., Oxford. Tel.: 01865 741729, fax: 01865 742431, e-mail:

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Domestic Services

Nanny/housekeeper, or mother's help, to assist with cooking, chores and 3 delightful children of school age. This position, available in Sept., would ideally suit a locally established person looking for very good salary, flexible hours and excellent perks. Live in or out. Driver essential. Please tel.: 01865 559 547.

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 lessons: experienced teacher; adults and children; all grades. Beginners welcome. contact Miss P. Read BA (Hons) L.R.A.M., near Kidlington. Tel.: 01865 331147.

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: for more information.

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Situations Vacant

New Dictionary of National Biographyis looking for keyboarders to work in-house entering biographical and bibliographical data into the dictionary's database, starting as soon as possible. Academic, publishing or bibliographical experience would be an advantage; good typing skills are essential. Rates start at £8.95 per hour and can rise to £10.15 subject to performance. Might suit graduate students working on theses. Please send a c.v. and covering note to John McManus (Production Editor) at:, or the New Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, Great Clarendon Street, Oxford OX2 6DP, by 7 Aug.

New Dictionary of National Biography: Global Editors. The New DNB, a joint project of the University of Oxford and Oxford University Press, is seeking 2 global editors to assist in the retrospective editing of captured data across the dictionary to improve consistency between entries. Global editing would suit applicants with experience of, or aptitude for, meticulous copy-editorial work. It will require the use of our database tools, so applicants must be prepared for considerable amounts of screen work. We offer part-time appointments (17.5 hours per week in the first instance) or casual contracts to run from July probably until the end of the year. Please send your c.v. with a record of your relevant experience to Peter Lynan by e-mail (, or if you want further information contact him by e-mail or 'phone 01865 355050.

St Stephen's House Oxford (an Anglican Theological College) wishes to appoint a Bursar to take up the appointment in mid-Nov. Starting salary in the order of £22,500 (negotiable); (accommodation may be available). Job description and application from from: The Rev'd David Maudlin, SSC, The Rectory, Radwinter, Saffron Walden, Essex CB10 2SW. Tel.: 01799 599332. Applications to be submitted by 14 Aug. Interviews will take place in Oxford on 3 Sept.

Social Services Department: Children's Care Partnership. Panel Co- ordinator and Project Lead; 1 year post, up to 37 hours. £27,003-£29,133 (pay award pending). Applications are invited for this post which will take forward the work of the Children's Care Partnership (CCP). The CCP comprises a number of statutory and voluntary agencies which are working together with parents and children to integrate and co- ordinate care and support services for disabled/ill children in Oxfordshire. We are committed to recruiting and retaining a strong professional workforce and are working towards achieving the Investors in People standard. We offer structured induction period, regular supervision, appraisal and a range of family friendly policies. Criminal Records Disclosure will be sought from successful candidates. For further information please contact Sarah Ainsworth on 01865 815892. Closing date: Monday, 12 Aug. Interviews: week commencing 2 Sept. To receive an Information Pack please ring our Recruitment Line on 01865 854467 (24-hour ansaphone) or e-mail:, andquote the relevant reference number.

Researcher Sought: the editor of volumes 3 and 4 of the revised edition of Tooley's Dictionary of Mapmakersneeds a part-time researcher for 6 months. Applicants will need some knowledge of the history of cartography (or at least history) and be prepared to work in Aylesbury; 3 days per week (£10-£12 per hour depending on experience). Tel.: Valerie Scott on 01296 395866 (daytime); 01296 670001 (eves.) or e-mail:

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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

Charming late Victorian terrace house in quiet, leafy area of Witney (good supermarkets, swimming, schools; frequent bus services to Oxford); 2 double bedrooms, 2 reception rooms with generous bookshelves; newly fitted kitchen with dishwasher, washing machine etc.; large, light storage shed; pretty west-facing garden; off- street parking. Newly renovated and furnished. Available Aug., for 6–12 months at £785 p.c.m. E-mail:, tel.: 07074 788739.

Victorian terrace house in East Oxford (furnished): 2 bedrooms, lounge, dining room, converted loft study, kitchen, bathroom. Gas c.h. Mature garden. Parking. Easy access to city centre. £750 p.c.m. plus bills. Tel.: 01865 728275.

Unfurnished cottage to let: beautiful quiet rural setting, 6 miles south- east of central Oxford; spacious and unusual, it has 2 sitting-rooms, 3 bedrooms, kitchen, bathroom, shower room and garden. £775 p.c.m. Available Sept. Tel.: 01865 343478.

Beautifully restored furnished 4-bedroom house, with original period fireplaces, fantastic local facilities for families, all new restoration, 2 bath/shower rooms, gas c.h., 16 ft x 16 ft pine kitchen with glass roof, Bosch appliances, washer, drier, fridge/freezer (frost-free), garden decking and furniture, 75 ft garden, reverse osmosis pure drinking water system. Available now for 1 year renewable, non-smokers, mature professionals, couple or families preferred. £1,495 p.c.m. Tel.: 07802 961 743, e- mail:

Central North Oxford: delightful Victorian family house (excluding basement floor); 28ft sitting room, 3 good size double bedrooms, kitchen/dining room, bathroom. Newly decorated, comfortably furnished, gas c.h. Excellent schools catchment area. Parking permit available. Ten minute walk to city centre, 3 minutes to beautiful Thameside water meadows. £1,200 p.c.m. (excl. bills). Tel.: 01865 559911.

Moreton in Marsh, Cotswolds: available now to rent; elegant Victorian terrace cottage, sleeps 5 (2 double and 1 single), bath with w.c., separate w.c., sitting room, study, dining/kitchen, enclosed garden with patio. Oxford 27 miles, 35 minutes by train. Furnished to high standard, spacious. Rent £700 p.c.m. + utilities. Tel.: 01608 810549.

Beautifully modernised house to let, East Oxford, 9 months from end- Aug.; 2 double bedrooms, 2 studies, sitting-room, dining room, 1½ bathrooms, c.h., appliances; 20 minutes' walk Bodleian, near London bus; walled garden. £1,000 monthly. Tel.: 01865 242966.

Light, airy, modern, furnished 2-bedroom terrace house in green and peaceful Wadham Park, Marston. Close to river Cherwell, within easy reach of University, Brookes, and hospitals; small enclosed garden, parking space; ideal for young family or older couple. Preferably non-smokers. £800 p.c.m. minimum 6 months. Tel.: + 44 (0) 1865 552855.

Delightful 3-bedroom Cotswold stone cottage in Tackley available to rent from Sept. £800 p.m. Bus and rail services into Oxford. Tel.: 01869 331 273.

Lovely old house (wing of Old Rectory), 5 miles from Oxford centre in Old Kidlington, available Aug.,: huge farmhouse kitchen/dining room; large sitting-room; 2 large double bedrooms; bathroom; utility room. Communal garden and orchard. On No 2 bus route (every 15 mins), and walking distance to shops and amenities. Suit family with children. References essential. £850 p.c.m. Phone 01865 513816 office hours and 01865 842103 evenings and weekends.

North Oxford : 3-bedroom semi-detached family house in Wentworth Road (postcode: OX2 7TH); 2 reception rooms, front and back gardens, newly decorated, fitted kitchen, gas c.H., and garage. Available from early Aug., for 1 year, renewable. Rent £950 p.c.m., excl. bills. Non-smoking professional couple or family, no pets. Tel.: 01865 515628. E-mail:

Islip Road, Summertown: light, spacious 2-bedroom house with garden room overlooking south-facing patio garden available to rent from 30 Sept., for 6 months. Fully-furnished with dishwasher, washing machine and microwave. Rent £850 p.c.m. excl. tax and utilities. Non-smoking, no pets. Contact Charlotte on 01865 513460 eves., and weekends or e-mail:

Bright, modern furnished home, situated in a private lane off a quiet cul-de-sac in Kennington, 2 miles south of Oxford, with convenient access to Redbridge park and ride, and the ring road. Buses every 15 minutes to the city centre. Three bedrooms with study or 4th bedroom, double garage and attractive side and rear gardens. Master bedroom has en suiteshower and w.c.; second bathroom with w.c., and another separate w.c. Utility room with washing machine and tumble drier. Cable TV included, second telephone line. Available for Michaelmas and Hilary terms. £1,200 p.c.m. plus utilities. Non-smokers only. Tel.: 01865 451817.

Detached chalet-style house, Sutton Courtenay, Oxfordshire (cul-de-sac in quiet village): large sitting-room, dining-room, study, 3 double bedrooms, 2 deluxe bathrooms, luxury fitted kitchen (with all machines), conservatory, garden and patio, off-road parking, secure fencing and gates; fully-furnished with all china, linen, pans, utensils etc. Rent £1,000 p.c.m., inc. gardener. Deposit £1,500. Tel.,/ans.,/fax: 01235 (+ 44 1235) 834740, e-mail:

Comfortable family house in North Oxford, 2 minutes' walk from the Summertown shops and easy bus access to the university. Fully-furnished with a quiet garden. Excellent local schools. A spacious semi-detached house consisting of 3 bedrooms, study, large living room, kitchen and bathroom, and with gas c.h. Street parking for car. Ideal for a visiting academic and his/her family. Available from Aug., or Sept., for 12 months. £1000 p.m. (inc. of water rates, excl., of local council tax). Please contact Dr Max Peberdy, e-mail:, or tel.: 0208 6902442.

An Englishman's home is his castle---so the saying goes. We cannot pretend that we have too many castles on offer but if you are seeking quality rental accommodation in Oxford or the surrounding area we may be able to help. QB Management is one of Oxford's foremost letting agents, specialising in lettings to academics, medical personnel, and other professionals. Our aim is to offer the friendliest and most helpful service in Oxford. Visit our Web site at: and view details of all the properties that we have currently available to let. Alternatively, telephone, fax, or e-mail us with details of your requirements and we will do whatever we can without obligation. Tel.: 01865 764533, fax: 764777, e-mail:

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: Internet site:

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Flats to Let

Superb new flat in quiet location: 10 minutes from city centre, 5 minutes walk to Brookes; 1 large bedsitting studio room with roof garden terrace; well equipped kitchen, shower/toilet. Victorian spiral staircase from second balcony to large garden. Suit 1 or 2 professionals.£840 p.c.m. incl. council tax. Vacant Sept. Also a very attractive single bedroom to rent to mature well-mannered lodger; own shower/toilet adjoining, own pretty roof terrace and outside entrance (in the same house as above). £440 p.c.m. incl. bills. Contact 01865 247150 to view, or if no reply 01993 705547.

Central North Oxford: charming garden flat available. Suitable for couple; 2 good sized rooms, plus bathroom. Well equipped, newly decorated, gas c.h. Street permit parking. Ten minute walk to city centre, 3 minutes to Port Meadow. £650 p.c.m. excl. bills. Deposit and references needed. Tel.: 01865 559911.

Rental opportunity: superb 1-bedroom flat in central Oxford (Grandpont) with parking; new kitchen/bathroom, oiled oak floors, newly equipped to highest standard. Available now. £750 p.c.m. Tel.: 01608 642730.

Ideally located, beautifully refurbished modern 2-bedroom apartment; fully furnished, Woodstock Road, central North Oxford (15 minute walk from town centre); double bedroom, single bedroom, fitted kitchen, bathroom, large reception room, allocated covered double car parking space, bicycle storage. Well-kept communal garden. Suitable for University postgraduate, mature couple, non-smoker(s). Available in Sept. £895 p.c.m. exc. bills. Tel.: 01865 511693, mobile: 079 5615 3159, e-mail:

Two-bedroom flat with own garden in Summertown: fully-furnished and equipped. Available Aug. £795 p.c.m. E-mail:

North and central north Oxford: a variety of 1-and 2-bedroom apartments to become available during Aug., and Sept., for the next academic year; 1- bedroom from £650 p.c.m.; 2-bedroom from £750 p.c.m.; spacious, good security, parking and most within walking distance from University departments. Best suited to mature professionals or to visiting academics. Tel.: 01865 516144 or fax: 01865 437996.

Central north Oxford, Bardwell Road: charming flat south-facing over gardens; living-room with fully-equipped kitchen area (washer/drier, dishwasher) and dining area, double bedroom, single bedroom, excellent storage, attractively decorated and furnished, parking, gardens (communally cared for). Available for 1 year or more from mid- Sept. E-mail:, or 01865 510542.

Summertown, North Oxford: 2-bedroom flat, just 1½ miles from the city centre and a few minutes walk from Summertown shops; quiet, light and airy second-floor (top) flat with lovely southern outlook over trees and fields. Freshly decorated, brand new kitchen and bathroom. Unfurnished (but includes appliances and fitted wardrobes). Parking for 1 car. Available now at £850 p.m. Tel.: 07802 754154, e-mail: for more details and pictures.

Central Oxford, Grandpont: modern, fully-furnished luxury flat (for non-smoking professional(s)) with secure gated parking and landscaped courtyard; half a mile walking distance to the University, city, shops and railway station, and 2 minutes from the river and parkland; 2 double beds; 1 en suite, 1 bathroom; fully-fitted kitchen with dishwasher, washer/drier, microwave; sitting-/dining-room with patio doors opening onto communal gardens. £895 p.c.m. Available from 1 Oct., for a year let. For more information contact Martin Laycock on 020 7265 8585 or 0771 9070449 or e-mail:

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. Ground-floor flat in extremely quiet, civilised, large Victorian house in this exclusive, leafy, residential Victorian suburb, with large, light, airy room, completely refurbished to exceptionally high standard, available now. One double, one large single bedroom, large drawing-room, kitchen, bathroom. Off-street parking, large secluded garden. Tel./fax: 01865 552400.

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:

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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 Said 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:, 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:

North Oxford short let: independent male graduate wanted to share quiet house facing the Thames and Port Meadow; on bus route; spacious room; shared kitchen. Rent £58 p.w. inc. electricity. Please tel.: 01865 515379.

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

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

Young academic couple (quiet, responsible, non-smokers) from Munich seek 1- or 2-bedroom flat to rent from mid-Sept., or Oct. Preferably within cycling distance to city centre. Please contact Barbara on 0049-89-98 44 49 (eves.) or e-mail:

Visiting Professor at Saïd Business School, seeks 3-bedroom furnished house/flat in North Oxford from 1 Sept.,–31 Dec. Please contact:

Furnished accommodation wanted for 6 months for Oxford couple; 2- bedroom flat preferred from 1 Aug., but will consider reasonable options. Reply to: pa-, or tel.: 07958 293595.

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 academic couple seek accommodation from 1 Sept.,–20 Dec., near Oxford. Hoping to pay around £600-700 p.c.m. but may consider slightly more. Please contact Dave, e-mail:, tel.: + 45 45 25 19 75 (work), + 45 45 56 11 17 (home).

Visiting Fellow at St Antony's College seeks 3-bedroom house/flat (furnished) for 1-2 years from Sept. Please do contact Mrs M. E. Ryan at: and/or German Utreras at:

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

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Accommodation Sought to Rent or Exchange

Visiting academic and family (2 children) seek 2-3-bedroom furnished house or flat in Oxford to rent for 11 months from 1 Sept., for academic year. In addition our spacious, furnished 3-bedroom haussmanian flat, Paris 10eme, near Gare du Nord, is available for exchange or rent from Sept., at £1,000 p.m. Contact tel.: 00 33 45 26 5249.

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Holiday Lets

France–Charente-Maritime: villa in open countryside on outskirts of village, overlooking vineyards, between Saintes and Royan, 30 minutes from beaches; fully-equipped with washing machine, dishwasher, microwave, TV, hi-fi, etc.; sleeps 6 in 3 bedrooms. Ample parking. Long-term out-of-season lets available for those needing peace and quiet for study or writing. Telephone and internet access by arrangement. Phone Chirs and Siân Wallworth on 01993 812187 for full details or visit

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 gites sleeping 4/6. Also 19th-century Italian farmhouse with lovely views: Rome 45 minutes, Forence 2 hours; sleeps 4 with downstairs rooms available to sleep 4 more. Prices £250–£600 p.w. Private owner. Contact 01223 353603 or e-mail:

Cornwall Bed and Breakfast: Colgare House, which is on the Lanhydrock estate near Bodmin, has 2 double and 2 single bedrooms, and is open all the year. Colgare House is peaceful, surrounded by woodlands and pastures, only 10 minutes from A30 and A38. Bodmin Parkway is a short drive or 25 minute walk. Central to all the Cornwall attractions, e.g. Eden Project and Lost gardens of Heligan are 20 minutes by car, the north and south coasts an easy 30–35 minute drive. There are good cycle tracks, and superb walking all around. See Web site: Costs are £32 per person per night. Please contact Ngari Scoble, tel.: 01208 269605, mobile: 07980 629 505. E-mail:

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.

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: E-mail:, fax: 0030 4240 23057.

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House for Sale

Lovely large North Oxford family home in quiet cul-de-sac; 2½ miles city centre; 10 minutes schools, hospitals; close to bus route; sitting room with fireplace, study, large dining/music room, 21x16 ft living room, 24ft kitchen/breakfast room, utility room, garage; 5 bedrooms (1 with en suitebathroom), dressing room/sixth bedroom, and family bathroom. Large boarded loft. Cavity wall insulation, gas c.h. with efficiency condensing boiler. Well-maintained secluded south-facing half-acre garden to rear, having patios, raised beds, pond, flowerbeds, mature trees, lawns accommodation tennis court, vegetable and soft fruit gardens, greenhouse and shed. £675,000 freehold. Tel.: 01865 557466.

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Retirement Flat for Sale

Pegasus Grange: 2-bedroom ground-floor flat in final block of this retirement community just south of Folly Bridge. Former show flat available for sale by private treaty in the autumn. For expressions of interest and further information please e- mail:, or tel.: 01865 552591.

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Car For Sale

Bright yellow Fiat Cinquecento Sporting (3-door, 1108cc, with red seat belts), in good condition. Great fun to drive, only 32,500 miles on the clock, 'N' Registration, driven by 2 members of a family since purchased new. Fully maintained and professionally serviced each year. £2,500 o.n.o. Please tel., Alastair James on 01865 750914 (weekday eves.,until 9 p.m., or weekends). n

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