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Oxford Chamber Music Society concert in Holywell, Sun. 22 June, 8 p.m. Tom Poster (piano). Haydn Sonata in E flat major Hob.XVI/52; Chopin Sonata in B flat minor op 35, Two nocturnes op 27; Liszt Harmonies du Soir(no 11 from Etudes d'execution transcendante), Rigoletto-Paraphrase; Scarlatti, Sonatas in E major K380, G major K433. Tickets from Playhouse 01865 305305,, some free to 8-22s.

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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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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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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

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).

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.

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Domestic Services

Mother's help/au-pair wanted for 2 children aged 8 and 12; 2 or 3 times a week, afternoons/early evenings. Experience, driver, music knowledge an advantage. References.

Tel.: 01865 767416 or 07974 977737.

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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Situations Vacant

The Pali Text Society requires a part-time Administrator for its small office in Headington. The PTS is a charity formed to promote the study of Pali, the language of ancient Buddhist scriptures. Its main activity is to publish and sell Pali texts, translations and related works,and to support research to this end; further details are available on the Web : http;// Duties will include day-to-day management of the office, dealing with correspondence inc. book orders, organising meetings of the PTS Council and Directors, and the AGM, and reviewing the monthly stock and sales report. 20 hours p.w., for 2 years in the first instance. £11,500–£15,000 per annum. Further particulars are available from Dr W. Pruitt, The Pali Text Society, 73 Lime Walk, Headington, Oxford OX3 7AD. E-mail: The closing date is 13 July.

Proofreading papers: pre-requisites; CV, native British English, experience. Wage: £8 per 1000 words. Contact:

The Oxford Union: Assistant Cataloguer, c.£11,250. The Oxford Union is looking for a full-time Assistant Cataloguer to join its library team. The role will include both processing new acquisitions and participating in a major ongoing project to transfer the Library's existing holdings onto the Oxford University OLIS automated system. The postholder will also assist on the library desk, providing loans and other library services to Union members. To be successful in this post, you should have at least 2 years' library experience, and preferably have worked with an automated cataloguing system. Familiarity with OLIS would be helpful, but not essential. You should also have good organisational and team skills, and a strong customer focus. Further details from The Bursar or The Librarian-in-Charge. The Oxford Union, Frewin Court, Oxford OX1 3JB, e-mail: Tel.: 01865 241353. Closing date 4 Aug. Web address:

Nuffield College: Domestic Assistant. Starting salary: £5.23 p.h., 30 hours per week (times flexible).Nuffield College requires a hard working and reliable Domestic Assistant (Scout) to clean Fellows/students rooms. The college offers generous holidays with closed periods at Christmas and Easter, contributory pension scheme, bus pass scheme, car parking. For an informal discussion of the post, please contact the Housekeeper, Gill Gardener on 01865 278973. For further information and an application form, please contact Jane MacAlister, Personnel Assistant, Nuffield College, New Road, Oxford OX1 1NF (01865 278603). The closing date for all applications is the 3 July. Interviews are scheduled for the 14/15 July. The college is an equal opportunities employer.

Magdalen College School: on the retirement of the present Bursar, Magdalen College School requires a high-calibre man or woman who can take up the post of Bursar in either Jan., or Feb., 2004. The Bursar is responsible for finances, administration, and property, and a key member of the school's senior management team. Letter of application, including full CV and details of 2 or 3 referees, should be sent to: The Master, Magdalen College School, Oxford OX4 1DZ. Details of the post can be obtained from the Master's Secretary. Tel.: 01865 242191 or e-mail: Closing date for applications is Thurs., 26 June.

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Summer Lets

Room for summer let, 2 July to 30 Sept., in houseshare with graduate student and professional. Recently refurbished house off St Clement's on quiet street with no through traffic; washer/drier, new fixtures, furnishings, carpet, located near shops and bus stops. £320 p.c.m. Call 07766 963637 or e-mail: david.roberts@st-

Short term let in central Oxford, 5 to 19 July, and 16 to 30 Aug. Edwardian 5-bedroom family house in cosmopolitan Jericho, 10 to 15 minutes' walk from Carfax. Two bathrooms, kitchen/diner, separate dining room, drawing room (grand piano), and upstairs sitting-room. Small garden. Price on application. Enquiries to: 01865 556307.

Victorian terrace cottage, between station and George Street (OX1 2EZ on 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: for further information.

Central North Oxford: 1- and 2-bedroom, well furnished apartments within walking distance to city and university centre; 1-bedroom available July to Sept. at £700 p.c.m., the 2-bedroom flats available Aug. to Sept. at £800 p.c.m. Other summer dates may be available. Tel.: 01865 516144 or fax 01865 437996.

Spacious 6-bedroom (sleeps 10), 2-bathroom fully-equipped house on 4 floors with garden backing onto canal and overlooking fields. Available July–Sept. Near city centre and colleges. Off-road parking. Tel.: 01865 288123 or e-mail:

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Houses to Let

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 :, and then e-mail:

Three-bedroom house to rent in peaceful yet convenient position off the Abingdon Road. Own off-road parking and garage. Walking distance from city; adjacent to cycle path and near bus routes. Park and local shopping facilities nearby. Sitting-room, good sized kitchen, and upstairs bathroom with shower. Small, easily maintained, south facing garden. Gas c.h. New carpets and curtains. Length of let negotiable. £895 p.c.m. Available now. Please call 01865 862071 or 07770 592024.

Marston: 4-bedroom house to let. All bedrooms have fitted wardrobes; upstairs bathroom with toilet, bath and separate shower cubicle; downstairs WC; porch leading to lobby; fully fitted kitchen inc. dishwasher, washer/drier; lounge/dining area with patio door leading onto patio. Very large garage with electric door. Secluded garden with side gate. Driveway will accept 2 vehicles. Rent £1,350 p.c.m. exc. gas, water, electricity and community charges. Please tel.: 01865 865397 day/eves.

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:

Cowley–£1,150 p.c.m. Attractive style 3-bedroom furnished property in private off-street close. Available for short-term lets from June. Rent is inc. of council tax and all utilities. Please call Victoria at Lifestyle on 01865 244666 or e-mail:

Country cottage to let, £995 p.c.m. unfurnished: on Assured Shorthold Tenancy; 3 bedrooms, large reception rooms, newly refurbished house of character. Garage and ample parking, 10 miles north of Oxford, 4 miles from Bicester. Available now. Write to: Alistair Mackie, Arnecote Park, Bicester OX25 1QR or tel.: 01869 244604.

Spacious family home for rent: fully furnished and equipped Victorian house in East Oxford. Sitting room, dining room, kitchen/breakfast room, 2 large bedrooms, attic room, bathroom. Charming secluded garden with greenhouse. Off-street parking. Ideal for family or professional share. Available from 25 July. £950 p.c.m. For more details please call Beatriz Guimaraes on 01865 313 959 or 07855 324 388.

Quiet terrace house, furnished, available Sept. for up to 1 year. Situated in West Oxford near meadows and river. One double bedroom; large kitchen with washing machine, gas cooker, fridge and freezer; dining room; lounge and sitting room; 40 ft garden and patio; gas c.h.; bathroom with power shower. Newly decorated. Very convenient for train station. Fifteen minutes' walk from town . £800 p.m.. exc. E- mail: Tel.: Tel.: 01865 423345.

Superb furnished 3-bedroom detached house in nearer Headington, available mid-Aug. to mid-Apr. 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.

Central Oxford: a well-presented, furnished town house in heart of the city. Available for term time lets only. Suit visiting academic. Rent is inc. of council tax and all utilities. Please call Sian at Lifestyle on 01865 554577 or e-mail: sian@lifestyle-

Delightful, fully furnished 4-bedroom (3 double and 1 single) house, walking or biking to universities, hospitals, city centre and on the bus route: available from Sept., for one year. Modern kitchen, newly fitted d.g. windows and doors, new bathroom with power shower, nice gardens, and a big garden studio furnished for additional sitting/study or playroom. £1,050 p.c.m. Tel.: +44 (0) 1865 404836 (day), 437227 (eves.). E-mail: Pictures of the rooms can be requested via e- mail.

Professor's home near Templeton College, available Aug. for 8 to 10 months. Bright, modern, fully-furnished bungalow with 3 bedrooms, and 4th bedroom or study, situated in a quiet cul-de-sac 2 miles south of Carfax. Double garage, private garden. Large kitchen, separate dining room, utility room with washer and drier, 3 washrooms. Two TVs (cable). Non-smokers only, no pets. £1,200 p.c.m. Tel.: 01865 451817 or e-

Jack Straw's Lane: fully equipped furnished house to let for 14 months from 6 July '03–Aug.,'04, in quiet wooded neighbourhood in Headington. Near JR Hospital and 15 minute cycle ride across Mesopotamia or easy bus ride to central Oxford. Four bedrooms; study; 2½ bathrooms (1 en suite); playroom; big living room; dining room; kitchen; laundry room. Front and back gardens, garage, piano, well-stocked bookshelves. Exceptionally comfortable house in one of Oxford's most desirable neighbourhoods. £1,500 p.m plus bills and council tax. Contact 01865 742826 (eves) or e-mail:

North Oxford : 2 new, bright, fully and tastefully furnished family houses with a choice of 2 bedrooms and a study, or 3 bedrooms and a large study/guest room; master bedrooms with en suite; family bathroom; cloakroom;lounge/diner; kitchen/breakfast room. Small landscaped garden, private parking available from June. 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 £1,200 and £1,400 p.c.m. Tel.: 01865 516144 or fax: 01865 437996.

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

Off Iffley Road: quaint, upstairs, centrally heated 1-bedroom flat to let. Suit couple. Large kitchen/living-room, small sitting-room/study, bathroom and attic bedroom. Fully furnished, and rent is inc. of gas and electricity. Twenty minutes' walk to city centre. £585 p.c.m. plus council tax and telephone. Deposit and references required. Available early Aug. Tel.: Mary on 01865 721194 (eves.) or 01865 244111 (daytime).

Self-contained, fully-furnished studio basement flat off the Iffley Road, within walking distance of city centre. Suitable for 1 person with separate bedroom, bathroom, and sitting-room with kitchen area. Rent inclusive of council tax £550 p.c.m. plus bills. Available from early Aug., for 1 year contract. Please phone 0796735390.

Central north Oxford: available shortly, attractive garden flat. suitable for a couple or single tenant. Well equipped; gas c.h. Street parking permit available. £700 p.c.m. References and deposit required. Tel.: 01865 559911.

Elegant 1-bedroom ground-floor flat in St Margaret's Road, central north Oxford. Double bedroom, large sitting room, kitchen and bathroom. Fully furnished and equipped, washing machine and gas c.h. Use of charming shared garden. £815 p.c.m. plus utility bills and council tax. Available from Aug. Let of 6 months or longer preferred. Tel.: 01865 343384, e-mail:

Central North Oxford, Bardwell Road. Academic's 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:

North Oxford : 2-bedroom, 1st-floor apartment (1 double, 1 single) in the centre of Summertown, a stones throw from all amenities, and with easy access to the centre of Oxfrod, university, business, hospital and sport complex. Bright, secure, purpose built with private parking. Available from late July at £750 p.c.m. Best suited to professionals or visiting academics seeking good standard accommodation. Tel.: 01865 516144, or fax: 01865 437996.

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., 2004. £550 p.c.m., plus bills. Tel.: 01865 722343 (eves., or leave a message), cell: 07762 945831, e-mail:

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 late June 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

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

New loft conversion in owner's house available mid-Sept.; quiet, sunny and elegant, Iffley Fields area (12 minutes' walk to Magdalen Bridge), comprising 5m x 4m study/bedsit/kitchen, and beautiful bathroom. Own telephone line. £100 p.w. inc. (except phone line). Reference, tenancy agreement. Non-smoking house. Suit academic/professional not student. Tel.: 01865 423107.

Tranquil room available in house in central north Oxford, from end July. Would suit D.Phil. studen or similar, non-smoker. Use of kitchen etc. £250 monthly. References essential. Tel.: 01865 556916 or, for messages, 020 7487 3153 (8-9 a.m. or 9-10 p.m.).

Islip Village, 6 miles from city centre, 2 friendly pubs and a train station. Large sunny room in house to share with 1 other. Garden and lovely views. £300 p.c.m. bills included. Please phone: 01865 375629.

Self-contained 1-bedroom flat in Norham Gardens, offered for small rent plus assistance with babysitting, and cooking, for family of 6. Would suit practical postgraduate. Tel.:01865 516689.

Oxford B & B. A home from home. £55 double/£35 single. Tel.: 01865 770501, e-mail:

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:

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.

Delightful rooms in North Oxford available now. Short let (up to 6 weeks). £55 p.w. Book by telephone or fax: 01865 511657 or e-mail:

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Accommodation Sought

Sought: self-contained modest accommodation in central Oxford for responsible academic couple; mid-Sept., to end Nov. period. Tel./fax: 0033 450 59 41 03. E-mail:

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 Exchange

Russian lady flat owner wishes to exchange small self-contained apartment in centre of St Petersburg for similar in Oxford or London, for 1 to 3 months from late Aug., or later. Flat near Metro Mayakovskaya, off Nevsky Prospect, in quiet courtyard. Bedroom, bathroom, kitchen/dining area, 1 extra small room. Please contact owner Valentina via : Simon, English man resident in Moscow can give reference on flat via:

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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:

South of France: holiday cottage with private shady garden, 500 yards from sheltered sandy beach in La Ciotat. Sleeps 4 (+ one child). Well-equipped kitchen and linen provided. Tel.: 01869 343037.

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:

Large fully equipped studio in shadow of Angers Cathedral, sleeps 2–3. June to Aug., £195 p.w. inc. water/electricity. Contact: Maud Barber, 156 bis avenue de Suffren, 75015 Paris. Tel.: 00 331 478 39047.

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).

Southwest France, between Albi/Cordes: farmhouse with 6 acres; swimming pool; 3 bedrooms; 2 bathrooms; 2 living rooms; large kitchen. Sleeps 8. Several airports within easy reach, available to 5 July, 2 to 16 Aug., 31 Aug. onwards. Call 01608 8120818 or e-mail: for brochure.

Idyllic location: South west France. Charming house with huge pool. Secluded position with stunning views of medieval Najac (35 kms). Sleeps 6, 2 bathrooms, enormous terrace, BBQ, extensive grounds. Albi, Cordes, Villefranche close by. Toulouse and Carcassonne airports. £800 p.w. high season. Tel.: 01386 700225 or 0771 252 8539.

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:, and scroll down to property ref 16.16. Contact Maggie Faulkner on 01865 512098 or e-mail:

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:

Old Tuscany–rustic apartment above ancient olive mill–"a perfect retreat" with shaded terrace, orchard, in a charming village near Siena. Well equipped and comfortable, surrounded by glorious countryside. Rent from £250 p.w. For colour brochure ring 0039 3331236091, or e-mail:

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:

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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Flats 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 age limit. £64,950. Call 01865 516102 between 8–12 a.m., or 6–10 p.m. for further information and viewing arrangements.

Charming restored flat in the medieval centre of the university town of Montpellier in France, pedestrian zone, 865 sq ft (80m2). Equipped kitchen, living room, hall, 2 bedrooms (1 in upstairs duplex), bathroom, built-in wardrobes, individual gas c.h., a lot of light on third (top) floor. £139,000. E-mail: or tel.: 00 33 4 67 66 21 44. n

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