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Summer Jazz

For single professionals (mid-30s/mid- 40s)—Late Summer Jazz Drinks on the River Thames in aid of UNICEF and Oxford Preservation Trust. Sat. 20 Sept.—quayside 7 p.m., returning 10 p.m. Tickets £35. Come and meet like-minded people. Information/application form: summerjazzdrinks@hotmail.com.

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Blood Donor Session

Calling all university staff—a blood donor session will be held at the Assembly Rooms, Town Hall, for Oxford University staff on Tues., 29 July between 10 a.m.–12.25 p.m., and 2 p.m.–4.25 p.m. To give blood you must be aged between 17–60, weigh over 7st 11lb (50 kg) and be in good health. The whole process should take no more than an hour, and once you've given your life- saving pint you can rest and enjoy the famous National Blood Service tea and biscuits. For further information on becoming a blood donor please call the National Blood Service helpline on 08457 711711.

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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. Open: daily 12 p.m.–2.30 p.m, and 6 p.m.–11.30 p.m. Tel.: 01865 251600. Website: http://www.cafezouk.co.uk.

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English-Speaking Union

The English-Speaking Union Lindemann Trust Fellowship Awards to the USA—2004. Fellowships are for 1 year, offered to graduates of exceptional promise in pure and applied physical sciences; stipend of $30,000. Closing date: 10 October 2003. Contact: The Education Officer, 37 Charles St, London W1J 5ED, e-mail: mary_dawson@esu.org.

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Oxford University Newcomers' Club

The Club exists to welcome to Oxford the partners and families of academic visitors and graduate students. Come along to the Club Rooms at 13 Norham Gardens any Wednesday morning during term time, and during the summer vacation, 10.30 a.m.–12 noon, to meet us and other Newcomers, and to make purchases at our secondhand equipment sotre. The programme for Michaelmas Term 2003 opens with a coffee morning on Wednesday 8 October, and there will be a welcome party in the Club Rooms on Sunday 2 Nov., 5-6.30 p.m.

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Oxford University Research Staff Society

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

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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: gjeffreysatu@aol.com.

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Services Offered

Landscape design—colour for the four seasons. Massed colour scheme planting of shrubs, climbers, perennials, with layers of alpines and bulbs in borders and island beds. A three-year plan for your garden. Jeanne Bliss, Rewley House gardener 1985–90. Please tel.: 01865 515379 for leaflet. E-mail: jeannebliss@yahoo.com.

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.

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).

The Oxford Advisory Partnership LLP, 2–4 High Street, Kidlington, OX5 2DH. Independent Financial Advisers. 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 and investments, income protection, long term care, inheritance tax, ethical investments, life assurance options, mortgages and 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. Tel.: 01865 848770, fax: 01865 849543, e-mail: peharris@oxfordadvisory.com.

Indexing: Oxford Academic Services; indexing, project management, history research projects. Details of all services: judith@history.u-net.com, or Judith Loades, PO Box 323, Burford, Oxon. OX18 4XN.

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Camp Energy

Located in the beautiful setting of The Dragon School the camp's aims are to offer exciting and rewarding opportunities to children during their school holidays, and to emphasise the importance of physical activity, taught by professional coaches in our daily schedule. A typical days also includes arts and crafts in a new purpose-built art studio together with excursions to places of local interest. Camp Energy is a registered provider of childcare and all staff are police checked and vetted. For further information please call 01865 292072 or visit our Web site: www.campenergy.com. All university staff will receive a 10% discount (please supply your University Identity Card number when booking).

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Domestic Services

Nanny share: family employing an experienced, qualified (and about to be OFSTED registered) nanny seeks a pre-school child/children to join a share from Sept. (when child of current share partner starts school). Hours available any combination of Mon. 8 a.m.–6 p.m., Tues. 8 a.m.–6 p.m., Wed.–Fri. 8.30 a.m.–3 p.m. Cost £3.50 per hour. Current employer will deal with all tax and NI. For more information and references call Rachel Martin (main employer) on 01865 452765, or 07971 225973.

Blue House, a small, intimate nursery for children 2–5 years, established 10 years. Open Mon.–Fri. 8.30 a.m.–5.30 p.m., full or half-days. NNEB staff. All pre-school activities inc. numeracy and literacy skills to prepare children for school entry. Short-term vacancies for visiting academics. Call Kimberley for further information, or come to visit. Tel.: 01865 247877.

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), LRAM, near Kidlington, Oxford. Tel.: 01865 331147

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Situations Vacant

St Hilda's College: traineed library assistant (temporary appointment). The college seeks to appoint a graduate Trainee Library Assistant, for 1 year, from Sept. Candidates should have, or expect to have, a first or second- class degree, and should be intending to proceed to a postgraduate library/information studies course. The University has an established training programme (following the SCONUL Code of Practice) in which the appointee would be expected to participate. There will be the opporunity to attend other relevant staff development activities where appropriate. We are looking for a flexible individual with good communication skills, and a positive attitude to IT. The trainee would be expected to carry out general library duties, including shelving, processing, circulation, enquiries and acquisitions. All library procedures are fully automated using the Heritage library management system, in which training would be given. Hours are 35 p.w.; there are no weekend or evening duties. Salary: £11,062 p.a. Free lunches are provided. Further particulars may be obtained from the Librarian (library@st- hildas.ox.ac.uk), or from the college Web site: http://www.sthildas.ox.ac.uk. Please apply in writing with a c.v. and the names of 2 referees to Maria Croghan, Librarian, St Hilda's College, Oxford OX4 1DY. Closing date for applications: 25 July.

Choir Master/Mistress required by Christ Church (URC), Henley-on-Thames, for small but experienced choir. Appointment from Sept. With expanding work among youth there are new opportunities to extend the established music traditions of Christ Church. Please send full details to: R.M. James, Christ Church (URC), Reading Road, Henley-on-Thames RG9 2AG, or tel.: 01491 575142.

London-based niche publishing house has a small number of editorial vacancies, both for undergraduates looking for experience, and for a graduate looking for their first position. Excellent writing skills essential. Please contact Valentina, e-mail: artnikbooks@dsl.pipex.com, Web site: www.artnik.org. Mobile: 07984934206.

Part-time medical receptionist required for friendly doctors' practice in city centre; 20–25 hours per week. Experience not necessary but flexibility and accuracy important. NHS pension. In the first instance contact Susie on 01865 311811 or e-mail: susie.hydesmith@gp- k84616.nhs.uk.

Nursery nurse: St Anne's College. 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 £11,062 to £15,053 (pro rata). Benefits include a staff pension scheme and generous holiday allowance. Nursery sessions frun from 8.45 a.m. to 1 p.m., and 1 p.m. to 5.15 p.m., and the person appointed will ideally work 6 sessions per week. There may be scope for further flexibility about working hours. Further details may be obtained from Mrs L. King, Nursery Supervisor, St Anne's College, Oxford OX2 6HS, tel.: 01865 274868, or e-mail: roger.crisp@st-annes.ox.ac.uk. Applications, including a CV 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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Summer Lets

Family home available for summer let, from 26 July to 3 Sept. Two-bedroom East Oxford house with lovely garden. Easy cycle or walk to university and libraries, well-served by bus routes and close to local shops. E-mail: ian@tos.demon.co.uk or call 07884 002347.

Victorian terrace cottage, between station and George Street (OX1 2EZ on Multimap.co.uk): 3 bedrooms, sleeps 5 + sofa bed. Large sitting/dining room; bathroom. Garden backs on to stream. Available July onwards. £400 p.w. or less for longer period. Also possible to negotiate longer term let for academic year (to June 2004). Contact Pandora on 01491 651247 or e-mail: maxfam@btinternet.com for further information.

Beautifully renovated, light and airy Victorian terrace house in south Oxford: 10-minute walk to city centre, 2-minute walk to Hinksey Park (tennis courts, playground, heated outdoor pool, etc.). Three bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, sitting-room with fireplace and stripped pine floor, large kitchen with french windows leading to wooden deck and garden, washing-machine, tumble-drier, dishwasher, etc. Suitable for family or up to 6 adults. Available 9 Aug.–7 Sept. £250 p.w. Tanya Tsikas. Tel.: 01865 247022 or e- mail: themos@nag.co.uk.

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Houses to Let

Wolvercote—£1,200 p.c.m. Spacious 4-bedroom furnished property with garden backing onto the river, and garage, situated in this popular location offering excellent access to the ring road and city centre. Please contact: Sarah Richardson, Lettings Manager, Scott Fraser Lifestyle, 205a Banbury Road, Summertown, Oxford OX2 7HQ, tel.: 01865 554577, fax: 01865 554578. Web site: www.letitbetter.co.uk.

Charlbury centre: to let furnished, 17th- century townhouse: 2 reception rooms; kitchen; shower/WC/utility room; garden; 4 bedrooms; bathroom. Trains to Oxford and London, bus services. £1,200 p.c.m. exc. Call Fran Leslie 020 8723 7376.

North Oxford , Walton Manor: 4 bedroom house, tastefully redecorated and new furniture; period features; 2 bathrooms; 2 toilets; mature garden. Shops, cinema within minutes. Available end July for 6 months/1 year. £1,600 p.m. Tel.: James, 07808 723103.

Charming East Oxford house to let. suit 1 or 2 people. £650 p.c.m. Tel.: 01865 251328.

Summertown: with south-facing garden and off-street parking, a comfortable, high quality, family house in popular side road; 5 bedrooms; 3 bath/shower rooms; double reception room; large kitchen/breakfast room with french windows to garden. Furnished, from early Sept. £1,700 p.c.m. John D. Wood and Co, 235 Banbury Road, Oxford OX2 7HN. Tel.: 01865 311522, e-mail: oxf.lets@johndwood.co.uk.

From Sept., furnished/unfurnished, West Oxford, half a mile from centre: new Victorian style house. Sitting/dining room; kitchen/breakfast; 3 double bedrooms; 2 bathrooms; ground floor cloakroom. Pretty courtyard garden. Nearby water meadows, parks, canal walks, good schools. Private parking. £1,450 p.c.m. Tel.: 01865 559911.

Furnished maisonette available for 6- month rental in Kidlington; 1 double bedroom; living room; fully equipped kitchen; bathroom, and enclosed garden. Excellent decorative order. Off road parking. Close to bus stop and shops. Available from end Aug. £575 p.c.m. For more details please contact Beatriz on 07855 324388.

Furnished 1-bedroom cottage, 1 year or more: study; sitting room; kitchen, and conservatory. Gas c.h. Garden. Parking. On bus route nr. Oxford (Woodstock). Suitable to graduate couple. £570 p.m. E-mail: Oxenhome@aol.com (preferably) or tel.: 01993 813127.

Semi-detached East Oxford house; 3 bedrooms (inc. study/bedroom with phone/Internet); new kitchen; off-street parking; backs on to park, 1 minute from shops. Gardening included. Suit professional non-smoking couple (no children, pets please). Available for 12 months, renewable; viewing mid-Aug. £1,000 p.c.m. E-mail: seamus.perry@balliol.ox.ac.uk.

North Oxford , 2 new, bright, fully and tastefully furnished family houses with a choice of 2 bedrooms, plus study, or 4 bedroom, master bedrooms with en suite, family bathroom, cloakroom, lounge/diner, kitchen/breakfast, small landscaped garden, private parking. Just available. Best suited to professionals or visiting academics seeking excellent standard accommodation in a good residential location just north of Summertown parade, with easy access to the centre of Oxford, university and hospital departments. Rents from £1,075 and £1,350 p.c.m. Tel.: 01865 516144. Fax: 01865 437996.

Waterways, central north Oxford: selection of brand new luxury 4-/5-bedroom, and 3-bathroom houses in prestigious location. Master bedroom with spacious en suite; family bathroom with separate shower. Landscaped garden, some with conservatory. Elegantly furnished. Secure parking, some with own garage. High quality applicances and fittings. All properties owned, let and managed by Chase. No tenant administration fess charged. Immediately available. Tel.: Chase-the property people-01865 516060 or 07808 477850.

Four-bedroom house to let from Aug.; lovely, fully-furnished 4-bedroom house in residential north Oxford, close to schools, Summertown shops, and recreation centres. Twenty minutes' walk, or 5 minutes' bike ride from city centre (frequent bus route). Master bedroom with en suite bathroom on second floor, 2 further double bedrooms, and single bedroom, family bathroom, and shower room with bidet. Open-plan sitting room with sunny south-facing dining area. Fully fitted kitchen with built-in fridge-freezer, dishwasher, gas hob, and electric oven. Utility room with washing machine. Further reception on first floor (currently sitting room with mini kitchen bu flexible). Off-street parking. Attractive easy gardens. See: http://www.novembergames.co.uk/forlet. £1,875 p.c.m. plus bills. Tel.: +44 (0) 1865 554142.

North Oxford : 3-bedroom furnished house available for 1 year or longer from late Aug. On bus route to city; lounge; dining room; modern kitchen and bathroom. Gas c.h. Front and rear (60 ft) gardens. Garage. Non-smokers only. £1,150 p.c.m. Tel.: 01865 515547 or e-mail: hsg@picots.fsnet.co.uk.

Beautifully modernised house to let, East Oxford, 8 or 9 months from Sept. Two double bedrooms; 2 studies; sitting room; dining room; 1½ bathrooms; c.h.; appliances. Twenty minutes' walk Bodleian, near London bus. Walled garden. £1,000 monthly. Tel.: 01865 242966.

Detached, furnished, 4-bedroom house off Iffley Road: close to shopping etc.; quiet neighbourhood. Would suit visiting family or 4 professionals. Double glazing, c.h., washing machine and drier, garage plus off-street parking. £1,200 p.c.m. References and deposit required. 12 months lease. Tel.: 01865 766032 or e-mail: crescent@highstream.net.

Hayfield Road, central North Oxford: 30 metre garden with roses and quince tree backing onto Oxford Canal, with trap grounds and reed beds beyond. This is an idyllic spot for a non-smoking couple seeking rural tranquillity within easy walking distance of the University and city centre; open plan living and dining room, with piano; fully fitted kitchen; 2 bedrooms, bathroom and WC upstairs. £1,000 p.c.m. Available from 1 Sept. View at : www.portholland.com/Hayfield, and then e-mail: Gabriel.Amherst@ntlworld.com.

Charming cottage, Westcott Barton, 12 miles north-west of Oxford, in a quiet corner of village. (Bus to Oxford or short drive to Charlbury station.) Attractively furnished and equipped. Two bedrooms (1 double bedroom, 1 spare bedroom/study). Beams, inglenook fireplace, woodburning stove, gas c.h., country antiques, washer/drier, fridge/freezer, bath/shower, small walled south-facing garden, garage. Available from late Sept. E-mail: doreen.mcbarnet@csls.ox.ac.uk.

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

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Flats to Let

Charming, light flat overlooking the Thames at Folly Bridge, a short walk from the town centre, libraries, and Christ Church Meadow. One double bedroom and a further bedroom furnished as a study. Fully equipped and furnished, inc. linen. Would suit a visiting academic couple. Nonpsmokers only. Available for termly letting, i.e. 10 weeks or less. Sept. to June. Tel.: 01865 245176 day or evening.

Gloucester Green—from £795 p.c.m. A choice of 1- and 2-bedroom furnished apartments overlooking the Piazza. No parking. Contact Sarah Richardson, Lettings Manager, Scott Fraser Lifestyle, 205a Banbury Road, Summertown, Oxford OX2 7HQ. Tel.: 01865 554577, fax: 01865 554578. Web site: www.letitbetter.co.uk.

North Oxford , Woodstock Close: 2- bedroom, second-floor flat; quiet, south facing over communal gardens; furnished with well eq uipped kitchen; lift and allocated parking. Available 1 Sept. £750 p.c.m. Tel.: 01865 515089.

Available from Aug., furnished or unfurnished, central north Oxford: top three floors of pretty Victorian house; 30 ft drawing room; 3 double bedrooms; kitchen/diner; bathroom; courtyard garden. Parking permit. Good schools. Half mile city centre, 5 minutes from water meadows and canal walks. £1,350 p.c.m. Tel.: 01865 559911.

Superb new furnished flat in quiet cul- de-sac 10 minutes' from city centre, 5 minutes' walk to Brookes. One lare, bedsitting/studio room with open fire and roof garden terrace. Beautiful views. Well equipped kitchen (washing machine, dishwasher etc.). Shower/toilet. Victorian spiral staircase from second balcony to large garden. Suit 1 or 2 professionals. £800 p.c.m. Vacant. Flexible—July, Aug., or Sept. To view pictures see Web site: www.tanyag.blowsearch.ws, or tel.: 01865 247150.

North Oxford : 1-and2-bedroom apartments (1 double, 1 single) in the centre of Summertown, a stone's throw from all amenities, and with easy access to the centre of Oxford, university, business, hospital and sports complex. Bright, secure, purpose built with private parking. Available from various dates at rents of £650 to £775 p.c.m. Best suited to professionals or visiting academics seeking good standard accommodation. Tel.: 01865 516144, fax: 01865 437996.

Beautiful, tastefully furnished ground floor of Victorian house. One bedroom, large kitchen, light, garden access. Superb north Oxford locationnear parks/shops. Best for student/professional couple. Available Jan. to June 2004. £825 p.c.m. Contact: 01865 513813 or e-mail: kenneth.bauer@linacre.oxford.ac.uk.

North Oxford flat to let: 2-bedroom, 2 bathroom in Waterways development. Good for Summertown/Jericho/hospital. Furnished or unfurnished. £1,100 p.m. Available from Sept. E-mail: ffpalazzo@aol.com or tel.: 01865 557401.

We have a limited number of 3-bedroom flats still available for academic year 2003/2004, ideally situated for students wanting to live in `Quality' accommodation. These newly built, luxury flats have been extremely popular with a variety of students from different colleges, and are well known as some of the best student accommodation in Oxford. In addition to this we have 4, 5 and 6-bedroom properties available. All equipped to the highest standard. To see details of these properties please visit our Web site: http://www.north-oxford-property.co.uk. Tel.: 01865 318533, North Oxford Property Services Ltd., 47 Walton Street, Jericho, Oxford OX2 6AD.

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 1 Sept.–31 Jan. 2004. £550 p.c.m., plus bills. Tel.: 01865 722343 (eves., or leave a message), cell: 07762 945831, e-mail: piero.pinza@virgin.net.

Central North Oxford: 10 minutes' walk from city centre, all main university buildings and parks, also very close to the river: 4 exceptionally well-furnished 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 and Sept., 2 ground-floor flats, each with double and single bedrooms, drawing-room, kitchen, bathroom. Available July: second-floor flat, with double bedroom, drawing-room, kitchen, bathroom. Available 1 Oct.: first-floor flat with double bedroom, drawing- room, kitchen, bathroom. Off-street parking, large secluded garden. Tel.:/fax: 01865 552400.

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Serviced Accommodation

Fully furnished and serviced 3 and 4 star self-catering apartments available in North Oxford, 15 minutes' from Oxford city centre. Suitable for short lets for visiting academics or business people. From £320 p.w. all inc. Sleep 2–5 people. Tel.: 07870 234 725. Web site: http://www.weeklyhome.com. E-mail: info@weeklyhome.com.

North Oxford : the luxury alternative to a hotel or letting, brand new high quality serviced accommodation, secure parking, elegantly appointed, located within prestigious Waterways development in central location 5 minutes' from city centre: fully landscaped garden for own use, maid service to suit, other facilities provided upon request. Short or long term stay to meet your needs. For further details please contact Chase-the property people-01865 516060 or 07808 477850.

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: www.ambassadorsoxford.co.uk, or tel.: 07876 203378.

Short stay and serviced apartments: luxury canalside apartments in a secure gated development. These 1, 2, and 3-bedroom suites are available for a short or extended stay with a maid service option. High specification interiors and private balconies make The Wharf House a real home for a short sabbatical or as a base from which to relocate. For further information on availability please contact Finders Keepers on 01865 311011, 226 Banbury Road, Oxford OX2 7BY, or visit our Web site: www.finders.co.uk.

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Accommodation Offered

Perfect properties for visiting academics and scholars. Finders Keepers now have a range of self- contained single occupancy studios and cottage annexes in Oxford and surrounding villages with immediate availability. These well-equipped and charming homes are ideal as city bases, quiet retreats, or weekday bases. For further information on locations and availability please contact Finders Keepers on 01865 311011, 226 Banbury Road, Oxford OX2 7BY, or visit our Web site: www.finders.co.uk.

Large study bedroom to let in shared Old Boars Hill cottage. Stunning country view. Ideal for visiting researcher or D.Phil. student. Large garden, modern appliances, fireplace. Close to Oxford bus. £425 p.c.m., incl. utilities, except telephone. Available Michaelmas Term 2003 (1 Sept.–31 Dec.) or for 1 year from 1 Sept. Contact: James Milner, e-mail: james.milner@sant.ox.ac.uk, or tel.: 07813 959174.

Oxford B and B. A home from home. £55 double/£35 single. Tel.: 01865 770501, e- mail: charmaine.cole@cliffordchance.com.

Let Finders Keepers award winning North Oxford office make you at home in Oxfordshire. Over thirty years experience, a dedicated 24-hour management service and a comprehensive marketing profile ensure Finders Keepers ' reputation for making renting a pleasure is endorsed by both landlords and tenants. Whether you are looking for a short term sabbatical base in the city or a more permanent home we have a range of quality properties to match your requirements. With a dedicated team of property managers, letting negotiators, and an interior design and buildings division we offer landlords sage advice on all aspects of the residential market, providing security in the knowledge that your home is in skilled and capable hands. For further information on availability and landlord services please contact Finders Keepers, 226 Banbury Road, Summertown, Oxford OX2 7BY. Tel.: 01865 311011 or visit our Web site: www.finders.co.uk.

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

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Accommodation Sought

Cambridge academic seeks apartment or house-sit in or near Oxford from mid-July to late-Aug. in order to finish a manuscript. Contact Georgina Born, Emmanuel College, tel.: 01223 740840 or 335760, or e-mail: gemb2@camb.ac.uk.

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

Italy–Oxford exchange: beautiful 1-bedroom apartment in Rome's historic centre. Fully furnished, all mod cons.; c.h. ; rooftop terrace, tropical courtyard. Available Nov. to February to let or exchange with Oxford house. Tel.: 0039 (0)6 58332504, e-mail: matthew.kneale@attglobal.net or shannon.russell@attglobal.net. n

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Holiday Lets

Madrid: beautiful and large flat, attractively furnished; 3 bedrooms (sleeps 4); 2 bathrooms; lounge; fully equipped kitchen; air conditioning. Walking distance from main areas of interest (Prado Museum, etc.). Available from 7 July to 31 Aug. £250 p.w. or to exchange accommodation in Oxford. Tel.: 07717021046 or e- mail: stella.villarmea@philosophy.ox.ac.uk.

Holiday apartments in Sicily: 40 sq m. apartments, 400 metres from the beach with balcony or terrace in Patti, a friendly town on the coast. Easy access to the Aolian islands, Messina, Taormina. Contact: annette.haberstock@magd.ox.ac.uk, or info@nausicaaclub.it.

Luxury flat on a golf course, for rent in Alicante, Spain. Available from July. Fantastic location, close to beach (15 minute walk), and airport (14 km). Two bedrooms; 2 shower/bathrooms; exquisitely finished, and fully equipped (TV, washing machine, drier, overn, microwave). Amenities inc., tennis, squash, jacuzzi, steam bath, pool etc. Contact: rosana.lopez@admin.ox.ac.uk for info and pictures.

Paris 12eme between Nation and Bastille, small studio, sleeps 2, Rue de Cotte, very near Marche Beauvau, Marche Aligre, `Coulee Verte', near the Gare de Lyon. Well equipped; bathroom; kitchen area; digicode and interphone; lift. Non-smokers only. £150 p.w., £280 fortnight, £500 four weeks, no bills. Available 1 July to 30 Aug. For pictures, more details: Studio, 3 Hill Top Road, Oxford OX4 1PB, or tel.: 01865 728603 until 3 July, or e-mail: johnellis46@yahoo.co.uk.

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 and sofabed, sleeps up to 6. Unrestricted parking, garden. Available July and Aug. E-mail: doreen.mcbarnet@csls.ox.ac.uk.

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: acn@dragonschool.org., tel.: 01865 761858 or visit: www.holiday-rentals.com (property no. 7680).

Cottage with shared pool (5 adjoining cottages—a beautiful barn conversion) on the border of the Dordogne and Charente. Sleeps 6. One king-size bed, 2 twin, plus futon for extra guest if required. Fully fitted kitchen, wood burning stove in open plan living room. 1 June to 14 July, and 31 Aug. to mid-Sept. £500 p.w.; 15 July to 30 Aug. £650 p.w.; all other weeks throughout the year £200 p.w. Prices include electricity and water, also weekly cleaner and bedlinen. You will need to bring your own towels. On arrival, bread, milk, butter, and cheese will be provided. For further details look at Web site: www.escapeholidays.co.uk/16.16html. Contact Maggie Faulkner on 01865 512098 or e-mail: maggie.faulkner@whsmithnet.co.uk.

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, Florence 2 hours. Sleeps 4 with downstairs rooms available to sleep 4 more. Prices £250–£625 p.w. Private owner. Contact 01223 353603 or e-mail: hugobowles@tiscalinet.it.

Paris apartment available for short or longer stays: delightful 1-bedroom, first-floor flat overlooking the Place du 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 per week or £950 per month for members of the university. (Non- member rates are £65 per night, £395 p.w., and £1,050 p.c.m.) Contact Dr J.J. Chamberlain on 07957 588 448 or e-mail: joe.chamberlain@ukgateway.net.

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.

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