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Hand Built Ceramics by Sylvia Hacker, Stables Gallery, Green College, Woodstock Road. Sun.,1 June 2--6 p.m., Mon., 2 June--Sat., 7 June, 10.30 a.m.--5.30 p.m.

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International School of the History of Physics: workship on Science and Religion--`The Book of Nature and the Book of Scripture', held in Erice, Sicily, 16-20 July 2003. Deadlines: Abstract proposals, 15 May; Applications, 31 May. Further details e-mail:

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Volunteers Wanted

Hailing all Fellows, undergraduates, graduates and university staff! Volunteers wanted for a hands-on interactive craft/fun day for OXPIP*--The Oxford Parent-Infant Project on Saturday, 14 June at The Friends Meeting House, St giles. If you're not exam bound, have muscle power, enjoy instant teamwork, like common sense structuring, keep cool as you go, and empathise with any age, then help us fill a slot between 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. All details: Punita Miranda 07917 138272, e-mail:; Steph Wilson 01865 511276, e- mail: *OXPIP is a Registered Charity.

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Society for Graduates

Trinity Term 2003: meetings are held on Fridays at 8 p.m. in Wadham College, Parks Road. Visitors are welcome. Graduates of any university and of all ages are eligible for membership.President, Anita Segar, 01865 730574. Subscriptions: Members £5 per term, Visitors £1.50 per meeting.9 May, RAF Falcons Parachute Display Team, Graham Liggins, Manager RAF Sports Parachute Association, RAF Weston-on-the-Green; 16 May, Sailing up the River Gambia, Eleanor Tims, Ocean Yachtmaster; 23 May, Operating with the RAF-- with some personal reminiscences, Air Cdre LGP Martin CBE; 30 May, A home for Valier: some impressions of Nagora Karabakh (Caucasus), Philip Clayton; 6 June, Homage to Varanasi--a pilgrimage to Benares, Pratima Mitchell; 13 June, Bugworld, George McGavin, Acting Curator of Entomology, OU Museum of Natural History; 20 June, AGM & Social, tba.

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Cafe Zouk

Mughal Indian cuisine. 1st floor, 135 High Street, Oxford. Food individually blended, with a distinctive range of unique dishes. No artificial ingredients in the food. Restful backdrop to high-quality food and service. Tel.: 01865 251600. Open: daily 12 p.m.--2.30 p.m, and 6 p.m.--11.30 p.m. Website:

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St Giles Thursday Lunchime Talks

Burning Issues: 15 May, Cultural Conflict and Political Instability, Dr ahmed Al-Shahi, St Antony's; 22 May, Christianity's Current Predicament, Rev'd Dr Philip Kennedy, Mansfield College; 29 May, Growth Problems in Oxfordshire, Lord Bradshaw, Wolfson College. The talks will be held in St Giles' Church, 12.30 p.m. Everyone is welcome. In order to help us with our costs, a small donation would be appreciated. Web site:

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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 Newcomers' Club

The Club welcomes the wives and partners of visiting scholars, graduate students, and members of the University who are new to Oxford. It aims to offer help, advice, information, andthe opportunity to meet each other socially. Informal coffee mornings are held at 13, Norham Gardens every Wed., 10.30--12 noon. Other activities in the club room include the Craft Group, Book Group, and informal Conversation Group. Newcomers with children (0--4 years) meet every Fri. in term, 10.15 a.m.--12 noon. We organise tours of colleges and museums, visits to places of interest, country walks, and outings to gardens and antique shops. Secondhand items can be bought on Wed. mornings from the basement. Visit our Web site on

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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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Restoration and Conservation of Antique Furniture

John Hulme undertakes all aspects of restoration: 30 years experience; collection and delivery. For free advice, telephone or write to: The Workshop, 11A High Street, Chipping Norton, Oxon. OX7 5AD. Tel.: 01608 641692.

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Periodicals Bought and Sold

Back-issues of scholarly periodicals and journals bought and sold. 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

Nursing and Personal Care: qualified nurse specialising in private care of the elderly or terminally ill will undertake dialy visits. Introductions and references via 01865 559133 or e-mail:

Quarry Building Conservation Services: helping to maintain the fabric of older houses. Stone and brick wall repairs, re-pointing and rebuilding (if necessary), dry and wet stone walling, re-plastering all using lime mortars and plasters as appropriate.`Helping to let buildings breathe', `Repair and conserve'. For more information please phone 01865 762365 or 07767 884642.

`Fly Travel'--we go all the way to finding you the best deal! Business and personal travel at discounted rates. Australia special--Sydney £475. We do not charge service fees. Tel.: 01865 202038, e-mail:, 66 St Clements, Oxford.

Specialist tax advisers to academics: Colin Coates & Partners offer expertise in tax, financial and business matters to academics. Tel.: 01934 844133, e-mail:, Web site:

Homeopathy: experienced, well-qualified homeopath offers help in both chronic and acute conditions, mental and physical. Home and workplace visits available. Special service for travellers--including e-mail support. Spanish, French and Urdu spoken. Contact Karima Brooke on 01865 201438.

The Oxford Advisory Partnership LLP, 2--4 High Street, Kidlington, OX5 2DH.Independent Financial Advisers. Tel.: 01865 848770, fax: 01865 849543, e-mail: We have been associated with the University of Oxford since 1994 and specialise in providing a personal financial planning service to members of the academic community. We provide advice on: retirement planning, school fees plans, critical illness cover, holistic financial planning, stakeholder pensions, savings & investments, income protection, long term care, inheritance tax, ethical investments, life assurance options, mortgages & remortgages. Please contact us to arrange an initial consultation at no charge or obligation to take further action. A member of Financial Options Ltd which is regulated by the Financial Services Authority (FSA). The FSA does not regulate all forms of the products or services we provide.

Indexing: Oxford Academic Services; indexing, project management, history research projects. Details of all services:, or Judith Loades, P.O.Box 323, Burford, Oxon. OX18 4XN.

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:

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).

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Exchange/Paying Guests

A 14-year-old French boy, described by his parents as a studious chatterbox with musical interests, would like to spend 1--15 July in Oxford with a family. It could be an exchange, or it could simply be as a paying guest. If interested please contact his family direct at+33 325 875599 (tel.) or Fax +33 325 875023 (attention Maitre Mollet).

A 14-year-old French boy (Parisian) described as shy, would like to stay in Oxford at dates t.b.a., large family preferred. If interested please contact:

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Domestic Services

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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Academic Study and Travel

Short Study Tour of the Welsh Marches, 22-24 Aug. £185 p.p. Day schools on Enigma and the Intelligence War at Bletchley Park, 11 Oct., and 22 Nov. For further details of these and other events contact Academic Study and Travel, 14 Walton Grange, Bath Road, Swindon SN1 4AH.

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Tuition Offered

Piano lessons, music theory lessons, accompanying, all ages and levels of knowledge welcome, including beginners. Contact Ana Mladenovic, experienced pianist and piano teacher. Tel.: 01865 778248; mobile 07779 580235. E-mail:

Do you love music? Do you want to understand how it works? Do you want to compose your own music? The Schillinger system: an accessible method of understanding and creating music for the beginner or the advanced student. The Schillinger system imposes no stylistic constraints on the composer but simply helps to focus the creative process. For course details contact: Jeremy Arden BSc MA PhD, tel.: 01865 204 136, mobile: 07790046566, e-mail:

Painting Workshop in Florence: spend an exciting month painting and drawing in an air- conditioned studio with internationally acclaimed artist, Philippa Blair. 4--22 Aug., 2003. Combining Plein air and Studio Painting, places still available. Tuition: US $1,800/£1,139. Accommodation starting at $750/£500 per person. Contact August Program Director, Dan Welden. E-mail: Web site:

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Situations Vacant

Dragon School, Oxford (650 boys and girls, aged 8--13 and 210 at the pre-prep): Director of ICT required for Sept '03 or Jan.,'04). A senior position offering an exciting opportunity to develop an advanced vision for ICT in one of the country's leading schools. The department has excellent resources and is fully supported by four technicians. Please apply for details and an application form to: The Headmaster, Dragon School, Bardwell Road, Oxford OX2 6SS. Tel.: 01865 315401. Fax: 01865 315429. E-mail: Closing date 16 May.

Christ Church Picture Gallery: permanent and temporary part-time Invigilators urgently required. Christ Church Picture Gallery houses an important collection of European paintings, drawings and sculptures. The Gallery is open to the public, and the invigilators are responsible on a day-to-day basis for the security of the collection. They patrol the galleries, greet visitors, answer queries, take messages and work on the front desk. We are looking for smart, reliable, responsible persons willing to work as part of a small team. Some experience of security and/or retail would be an advantage (applications from all age groups are welcome). Rate of Pay: £5.46. Please apply in writing (covering letter, CV with 2 refs.) to: Christ Church Picture Gallery, Oxford OX1 1DP. For more information please call 01865 276172 or e-mail:

VCH Oxfordshire Trust, p/t Treasurer sought. The VCH Oxfordshire Trust is a registered charity which raises funds for the Victoria County History of Oxfordshire, part of a renowned national local history research project. A new part-time Treasurer is urgently needed for basic bookkeeping , and financial administration; workload not onerous, with only occasional deadlines and no fixed hours. The Trust is run by unpaid voluntters, but is will to negotiate payment at an hourly rate. Further details from Dr Simon Townley, VCH Oxfordshire, Clarendon Building, Bodleian Library, Oxford OX1 3BG. Tel.: 01865 277239. E-mail:

Jesus College: Tutorial Secretary required to work in busy College office assisting the Tutorial Administrator in certain aspects of her work, including undergraduate admissions, and outside teaching. Good word processing and secretarial skills are required, and applicants must be fully conversant with Word, Access, Excel and electronic mail. Must be willing to work as part of a team. Salary: University Clerical Grade 3, £12,997--£15,053. Free lunch, generous holidays. Further details and an application form may be obtained from the Home Bursar's Secretary, Jesus College, Oxford OX1 3DW (tel.: 01865 279715) to whom completed applications should be sent by Wed., 14 May. Interviews will be held on Tues., 20 May.

The Examination Schools: Temporary Room and Office Assistants. We are looking for a team of people to work full time (8.30 a.m.--6.30 p.m.), incl. some Sats., for a 6 week period in Trinity Term to cover the exam season (19 May--27 June), with a possible extension to 11 July 2003. Office assistants will be required to deal with all aspects of office administration. Room assistants will be required to work either at the Examination Schools, High Street, Oxford or at Ewert House Examination Hall, Summertown, Oxford. 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 19 May and finishes on 27 June. There are openings to work on either a session basis, where you invigilate individual exam sessions based on your availability, or on a block booking basis. A block (half-days) booking 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: 9.00 to 13.00, afternoon session: 14.00 to 18.00). The payment details for a standard invigilator working a 4 hour sessions are as follows: 4 hr session (for 3 hr papers) £27. 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.

A typesetting house based in south India and already processing a large volume of work from the UK, is looking for a Resident Representative living in or near Oxford to expand their existing business. Those with a flair for selling and with a computer at home preferred. Terms negotiable. Contact the Managing Director at:

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Summer Lets

Spacious Victorian 5-bedroom house in central north Oxford, in quiet tree-lined street near Port Meadow: sleeps 7/8; 2 bathrooms' double lounge, study, conservatory; extensive modern kitchen. Walled sunny garden. Off-street parking. Recently modernised/redecorated. £650 p.w. Aug., 2--28. Contact Ian & Josephine Macdonald. Tel.: 01865 516615, e-mail:

Delightful Victorian 3-bedroom house in central north Oxford conservation area; fully furnished and renovated; sunny garden; private parking; 2 receptions;kitchen diner; all mod cons. Close to city centre and university. No smokers. £450 p.w. June--Sept.(negotiable). Tel.: 01865 554743. E-mail:

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Houses to Let

Modern town house--Headington: unfurnished, immediate occupancy. In excellent decorative order, within ¼ mile radius of Shotover Country Park, eastern bypass interchange and Headington hospitals. £1,100 p.c.m. Professional/family tenants only. Hall; cloakroom; kitchen; sitting room; 3 bedrooms, 2 en suite; family bathroom. Front & rear gardens, garage, off-street parking. For further information/viewing 'phone 07712 011283.

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 and coach stations, near best schools, parks, centrally heated, recently re-decorated, secluded garden, 2½ bathrooms, washing machine, dryer, telephone, linen, dishes, 2 bicycles. Two bedrooms £1,225 p.m., or 3 bedrooms £1,500 p.m. (incl. bedsit with separate kitchen and entrance). Contact: OXFORD: J.Mackrells (eves., or 7-8 a,m,), tel. 01865 775567, e-mail:; CANADA: A. Gaston, tel. 001 (613) 745 1368, fax 001 (613) 745 0299, e-mail:

Summertown--£1,700 p.c.m. Stunning unfurnished 4-bedroom townhouse with balcony, small courtyard garden and garage. Twelve month minimum let. Available immediately; Canal Walk--£1,425 p.c.m. Well-presented 4-bedroom unfurnished townhouse with enclosed rear garden and off-street parking space. Twelve month minimum let. Available 12 July. Contact Sarah Richardson, Lettings Manager, Scott Fraser Lifestyle, 205a Banbury Road, Summertown, Oxford OX2 7HQ. Tel.: 01865 554577, fax: 01865 554578. E-mail: Web site:

Semi-detached house to let on pleasant road in convenient location (Summertown, north Oxford) with easy access to all amenities for one of the following periods: mid-Aug.,--mid- Dec.,03; mid-Aug.,03--mid-March '04; mid-Aug.'03--mid/end June '04. The house has 2 reception rooms, 4 bedrooms--one of which will be used to store personal belongings--a bathroom and a shower room, a large kitchen and sitting area, and a garden to the rear. There is no garage but residents' parking will be introduced later this year (2003). Please contact: Peter Clarke, tel.: 01865 510010, e-mail:

Superb, furnished 3-bedroom detached house in nearer Headington, available mid-Aug.,-- mid-April. Spacious floor plan with living room, dining room, family room, fully fitted kitchen with washer and drier; charming secluded garden with greenhouse and shed; off- street parking. Walk to John Radcliffe hospital, shops, country walks, with easy access to city and colleges. £1,100 p.c.m. Tel.: 01865 741 024.

St Stephen's House (adjacent) Marston St., between Iffley Road and Cowley Road. Spacious, unfurnished, modern family house in attractive terrace: 5 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, playroom, double garage, garden. Available short let from May. suit academic with family. £1,750 p.m. E-mail: or tel.: 01865 432302.

1 Dec.,2003--2 Jan., 2004: 7-bedroom house in North Oxford, suitable for a family. Well-appointed kitchen and facilities; 2 bathrooms and an additional separate toilet. Large garden and off-road parking. close to the Cherwell River and water meadows; 5 minute bus ride to the city centre, or a 15 minute walk across University Parks. Tel.: 01865 514568, 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:

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:

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Flats to Let

Spacious 2 room flat to rent in quiet area of south Oxford, 15 minutes from beautiful open air fully heated swimming pool, and only 15 minutes walk from centre of town. Garden to share. Would suit single person or couple. Fully equipped and tastefully refurbished. Ring 01865 429284 after 6.30 p.m. £675 p.c.m. Available from July onwards.

Fully furnished self-catering accommodation available in North Oxford, 15 minutes from Oxford city centre. Ground-floor apartment, bedroom with twin beds, living room, kitchen, bathroom. Quiet gardens. Tel.: 07870 234 725. E-mail: Web site:

North Oxford : fully furnished 2-bedroom flat from 1 July. Ground-floor flat in quiet road off the Woodstock Road, very close to shopping facilities and restaurants. Lounge/dining room, and fully equipped kitchen, with cooker, oven and washing machine; bathroom with bath and shower; 2 south-facing bedrooms; linen supplied. Lovely quiet shared south-facing garden and garage. Available from 1 July. Phone 01865 513688 or e-mail:

Studio flat at token rent in Old Rectory in exchange for regular dog walking and occasional house-sitting. Five miles from Oxford centre in Old Kidlington. Suit graduate student. Available 1 May. On No.2/2a bus route (every 15 mins) and walking distance to shops and amenities. References essential. Tel.: 01865 513816 office hours and 01865 842103 eves and weekends.

Self-contained 1-bedroom flat overlooking Port Meadow, with mod cons on top floor of old family house in pretty location in Upper Wolvercote. Convenient for university and Oxford city, with rural surroundings. Bedroom with en suiteshower/toilet; kitchen/dining/living room. Parking, cycling and/or bus ride 15 minutes to city centre. Suit academic/other professional. £725 p.c.m. excl. tel. Available late May 2003. References required. E-mail:

Central North Oxford: 10 minutes' walk from city centre, all main university buildings and parks, also very close to the river: 4 flats available for short/long lets in extremely quiet, civilised, large Victorian house in this exclusive, leafy, residential Victorian suburb with large light airy rooms. Available now, first-floor flat: double bedroom, drawing-room, kitchen, bathroom. Available end-June: 2 ground-floor flats, each with double and single bedrooms, drawing-room, kitchen, bathroom. Available July: second-floor flat, double bedroom, drawing-room, kitchen, bathroom. Off-street parking, large secluded garden.

Tel.:/fax: 01865 552400.

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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 £118 per apartment per night, to accommodate up to 4/5 guests. Contact:, or tel.: 07876 203378.

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Accommodation Offered

Accommodation available from Sept.,: SE France near Vienne. Ideal spot for person(s) seekinig seclusion for writing, painting etc. Farm cottage; 2 bedrooms, kitchen/living-room, modern bathroom, c.h., near to chateau, ½ mile from village. Access to extensive grounds. Very modest rent. E-mail:, or tel.: 01865 735446.

St Margaret's Road, North Oxford: spacious room in Victorian house available now. Would suit quiet female academic; bathroom and kitchen shared with one other (f). £350 p.c.m. incl. Tel.: 01865 554977.

Lodger required in comfortable family farmhouse in charming village setting, 7 minutes drive north of Summertown, 5 minutes from Sainsburys in Kidlington. Would suit quiet but sociable professional/post-graduate. Ideal for someone who needs a Mon.,--Frid., base close to Oxford. £65 p.w. incl. bills, available from now but could be held with deposit until end of June. Tel.: 01869 350034 or 07831 718231.

Oxford B & B. A home from home. £55 double/£40 single. Tel.: 01865 770 501, e-mail:

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 to Exchange

House exchange for academic year 2003/4: 17th-century, 5-bedroom furnished house in historic village short distance from Oxford in exchange for 3+ bedroom house in Cambridge. For details tel.: 01865 341150.

House exchange: 5-bedroom Victorian house on 0.75 acres of wooded land in Newton, Massachusetts, USA for a house in or near Oxford for 9--12 months between Aug.,2003 and July 2004. Situated on a secluded cul-de-sac, large garden, all modern conveniences and 1 car; 20-30 minute drive to Longwood Medical Area, Cambridge and downtown Boston. Easy access to the train. Non-smokers preferred. Contact Colin and/or Gill Sieff. Tel.: 001 617 632 3531 (work) or 001 617 527 1417, e-mail:

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Accommodation Sought

Academic couple wanting rented accommodation for June and July 2003 (or part). Willing to act as caretakers. Good references. Contact: 01865 377005, e-mail:

Three-bedroom house wanted for short let (3--4 months) from end of May by family awaiting completion of their house. Preferably in East Oxford but will consider other locations. Tel.: Paul Montgomery, 01865 226513 (day), 793322 (home), e-mail:

Non-smoking academic, Faculty Director for a Study Abroad program at Oxford, seeks a furnished 2-bedroom flat, central heating, bright rooms, conveniently located (walking distance from the centre), washing machine, if possible from mid-Aug.,--mid-Dec. Please contact Dr Toni Travis, Department of Public and International Affairs, 3F4, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA 22030, USA. Fax: 001 703 993 1399, tel.: 001 703 993 1453.

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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Holiday Lets

Paris apartment available for short or longer stays: delightful 1-bedroom, first-floor falt overlooking the Place due Marche St Catherine (Marais). Period building with large windows and high ceilings. Attractively furnished and well equipped with television, CD, hairdryer etc. Linens and cleaning provided. Available from late July, 3 nights minimum. £55 per night, £325 p.w. or £950 p.m. for members of the University. (Non-member rates are £65 per night, £395 p.w., and £1,050 p.c.m.). Contact Dr J. H. Chamberlain on 07957 588 448 or e-mail:

Spanish villa to let in Jalon valley, Costa Blanca: fully fitted; 2 double bedrooms; 2 bathrooms; garden,terrace and built-in BBQ; garage. Peaceful rural setting overlooking orange groves but 5 minutes stroll to village for swimming pools, racquets courts, shops, restaurants, bars and all facilities. One hour from Alicante airport; 15/20 minutes from beaches at Javea, Denia, Calpe, Moraira. Ideal location for walking, mountain-biking, ridign, birdwatching. Available short lets June--Oct., long lets Oct.,--April--rates vary. Car hire recommended and can be arranged. Contact:, tel.: 01865 761858 or visit: (property no. 7680).

Tuscany, Italy, last minute special rates in June: Agriturismo Podere S. Stefano in a beautifully restored 2-storey country house on the top of a hill by large vineyard and olive trees, 5 bedrooms (with up to 8 beds); 2 bathrooms; kitchen; lounge; sitting-room; private swimming pool; garden; cable; VCR; Internet. Wonderful and quiet, in the Chianti area, only 5 minutes drive from Chiusi town, shops, railway/motorway; 1 hour from Rome and Florence, 30 minutes from Siena. E-mail:, tel.: +39 055 602044, + 39 328 7133951. Web site:

Andalucia Gaucin: Casa Alta, a delightful private house in white mountain village to let from 21 June--6 Sept., while author/owner away; 2 double bedrooms; 2 bathrooms; large living area with open fireplace; fully fitted kitchen leading on to terracem with magical views over valleys to coast and mountains of Africa. Very comfortably furnished, TV, video, washing machine, deep freeze, excellent maid by arrangement. £550 p.w.; reduction for longer lets. Also Casa Flora, a self-contained guest house to Casa Alta, available from 15 June--end of year. Separate entrance. Large studio with double bed, en suitebathroom, and French windows on to terrace with same wonderful views. Sleeps 2--3. Plus single bedroom with en suiteshower. Nice kitchen with wood stove, fridge, washing machine etc. Price according to season £200-£300 p.w. Tel.: 00 34 95 215 11 11 or e-mail:

Gite in Normandy: self-catering accommodation in a converted barn in rural Normandy, 14 km west of Bayeux and close to sea. Sleeps 6 (1 double, 2 twin-bedded rooms). Spacious living area incorporates a fully equipped kitchen. Bed linen supplied. Self-contained garden. Enquiries to:

Bordeaux--Medoc: a modern villa with 5 bedrooms, sleeps up to 13. Quiet but only 3 minutes to shops, restaurants, facilities, and sandy lake beach; close to lake water-sports, Atlantic surfing coast, heathland for walking, and dedicated cycle tracks. One hour to airport, Arcachon and world's finest chateaux and vineyards. £750--£1,150 p.w. Tel.: 01865 (4)32302 (day) or eves., and weekends on 01865 202765. Web site:

Charente/Dordogne border: a 3-bedroom detached cottage between St Severin and Aubeterre sur Dronne. Easy driving distance to Angouleme, Bordeaux and Perigeux. Available all year with oil fired c.h. Gardens and ample parking. Long or short lets from £200-£350 per week. Tel./fax 00 33 545 984 092.

Deepest SW France. Relax in our fabulous farmhouse in a stunning rural area and enjoy luxurious and en suiteaccommodation sleeping 6-10; generous facilities including satellite TV and large grounds with good views. Suitable for superb summer holidays, half-terms or longer stays for writers and researchers. Contact Marion on 01865 554122 or 00 33 5 63 02 11 98 or e-mail: marion@hidden-sw-france.

Dordogne cottage to let with glorious panoramic view in `best bit' between Sarlat and Domme. Family home since 1970; good antique furniture, many books, top quality beds, linen, crockery etc. Three bedrooms, 2 luxurious bathrooms. Sleeps 6-8, more if children piled in attic! Kitchen extremely simple but has 2 fridges. Some weeks available July/Aug., from £450 p.w. Details: 00 33 5 53 28 14 85 or e-mail:

Estoril Coast, Portugal: lovely, large, fully-furnished duplex; 3 bedrooms, 2 living rooms, with garden and barbecue. Sleeps 6. All mod cons; TV with Cable. Close to delightful beaches; 20/30 minutes by car to Lisbon and the Sintra-Cascais Natural Park. £300--£450 p.w. Tel.: 01865 769328, e-mail:

South-west France: attractive farmhouse set in over 1 acre garden, beautiful quiet position, 10 x 5 metre swimming pool; 3 km from medieval village Lauzerte, auto-route from Bordeaux 2 hrs/Toulouse Airport 1 hr. Golf, tennis, fishing nearby and Cahors wine region. Sleeps 6 plus attic bedroom with 5 beds so equally suitable for couples or larger group. Still available Sept., £500 p.w., autumn/winter lets negotiable. Tel.: Helen 01367 810218 or Sally 01494 864573.

Tuscan Farmhouse, 16th-century: charming private country home, beautifully appointed, between Siena and Arezzo. Four bedrooms (sleeps 7); 2 sitting-rooms, piano, library. Private lake 5 minutes away. Riding and 13th-century spa nearby. E-mail: Web site:

Tuscany: "Corzano & Paterno", a top award winning family run wine and cheese producing farm, half-hour south of Florence (Chianti), offers faithfully restored farmhouses and apartments for rent. Swimming pool. Contact Sibilla Gelpke (Wadham '01) at:

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:

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Flat for Sale

North Oxford : sunny ground-floor flat with own patio and direct access to secluded communal garden. Sitting-room with galley kitchen, bedroom, bathroom, lobby. Managed by Wyndham Housing Association for aided, independent living; 60 the lowest limit. £64,950. Call 01865 516102 between 8--12 a.m., or 6--10 p.m. for further information and viewing arrangements.

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Retirement Flat Offered

Secure Retirement Co-ownership Ltd, Ritchie Court, a cooperative housing association for independent retired people. Small flat now available. Resident Wardens, 24-hour emergency cover. Restaurant providing lunch daily. Large, attractive gardens, and roof garden. Guest rooms. Laundry room. Convenient for shops, library and buses to Oxford. For details tel.: 01865 510334, Mrs D. Archer, Administrator.

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