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Balliol College

Jesus Tecu Osorio, Human rights in the Shadow of International Financial Institutions in Guatemala, 6 p.m., 25 March, Lecture Room 23, Balliol College. This talk is free and open to the public. Jesus Tecu Osorio is an indigenous community leader, the victim of a failed world Bank dam project, and is presently a prominent Central American human rights defender. He will be speaking here as part of 2-week British speaking tour. Of interest to people studying/involved in human rights, rights of indigenous peoples, genocide, the accountability of International Financial Institutions, resettlement, and involuntary displacement caused by mega-dam projects, Guatemala and Latin American issues.

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Sponsored Walk

Sat., 5 April, 11 a.m. from Donnington Bridge to Abingdon along the river towpath in aid of the Steppin' Stone Centre. It is estimated that the duration of the walk will be 3 hrs. Lunch will be provided by Headington Baptist Church. Sponsorship Forms and reply envelopes can be obtained by phoning 01865 728545. The Steppin' Stone Centre is a Christian organisation whose mission is to help, in a totally non-discriminatory way, vulnerable people in need who experience poverty, homelessness, addiction, unemployment or isolation. The centre is funded by Oxford City Council, East Oxford Action and SEEDA, local churches, individuals and trusts. For more information please contact Ian Callaghan on 01865 728545 or e-mail: ian@theporch.fsbusiness.co.uk. Web site: www.theporch.org.uk.

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Oxford University Research Staff Society

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

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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 www.ox.ac.uk/staff.

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Oxford Brookes University

Centre for Family and Household Research Spring seminar series: 26 March, Floya Anthias (Oxford Brookes), Where do I belong? Narrating identity among young British Cypriots (Research Centre, room SG05). All seminars will begin at 5.30. Open seminars–all welcome.

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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

A 2-hour garden: architectural features and colour. A spring pruning programme. Jeanne Bliss landscape designer and lecturer. £30 for a 2-hour initial visit. Telephone for leaflet 01865 515379. E-mail: jeannebliss@yahoo.com `Fly Travel'–save time and money on travel! Flights, accommodation, car hire, travel insurance, tours etc. We offer an unrivalled personalised service–we even deliver your tickets to your door. Tel.: 01865 202038, e-mail: flytravel@btclick.com, 66 St Clements, Oxford.

Sylva Trees: local arboricultural company offering a complete tree management service. Fully insured, reliable with competitive rates. All waste fully recycled. Please phone Phillip on 01865 873945/07811 456999, Woodstock Road, Oxford.

Oxford Academic Services: indexing, project management, history research projects. Details of all services: judith@history.u-net.com, 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: 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).

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Domestic Services

All Counties Nannies: Lynda M. Sattelle N.N.E.B., Lincoln House, Abingdon Road, Drayton, OX14 4SU. Phone/fax: 01235 524462, mobile 07702068165, e- mail: lyndasattelle@allcountiesnannies.co.uk. For all your childcare needs.

Carpet/upholstery/curtain cleaning by Grimebusters, your local specialists. Quality work, competitive prices. Domestic, commercial, college. Also carpet/upholstery stain protection, pre-occupancy cleaning, flood cleaning/drying, oriental rug cleaning. For free estimates and friendly advice, call Grimebusters. Tel.: 01865 726983 or 01235 555533.

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Tuition Offered

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

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Situations Vacant

Asta Development–French speaking telemarketers required. Asta Development, a software company based in Thame (10 miles from Oxford) requires French speaking telemarketers for its business expansion into France. Telemarketing experience is preferred, but not necessary. The candidate should be comfortable using Microsoft Access, have an outgoing personality, and be fluent in French. Flexible to work between 5–15 hours a week either from home or at Asta. Hourly rate £8. For further information please contact Thomas Poedenphant on 01844 261700 or e-mail: thomas.poedenphant@astadev.com.

Summer Fields, Oxford: boarding preparatory school for boys 8–13 years: IT Technician (part-time position). Required for 1 May. Hours negotiable. Please send full CV and details of 2 referees, with a letter of application to: The Headmaster, Summer Fields, Oxford OX2 7EN. Closing date for applications 24 March. Interviews will be held from Mon., 24 Mar., onwards.

Wycliffe Hall, Oxford:an international centre for evangelical and Anglican Christian life and study in the University of Oxford. Wycliffe Hall is seeking to appoint a Director in Spiritual Formation from Sept. The appointee will have a chaplaincy role in the college, and be responsible for providing guidance in spiritual formation and pastoral care to members of the college. Closing date for applications: 12 noon 9 April. Further details from: The College Administrator, Wycliffe Hall, 54 Banbury Road, Oxford OX2 6PW. E-mail: helen.mitchell@wycliffe.ox.ac.uk.

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.

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Summer Let

Live in comfort near the Thames, just a short walk to the city centre. Beautiful Victorian house, 4 bedrooms, c.h., large split-level living room, dining room, modern and fully-equipped kitchen. Bathroom 1, with large bath, bidet and W.C.; bathroom 2, with shower and W.C. South-facing garden. Possible use of bicycle(s). Available 6 weeks, from Sat., 20 July–Sund., 31 Aug. Price negotiable. Tel.: +44(0) 1865 725193.

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Houses to Let

Iffley Fields, convenient to town, colleges, river walks and public transport. Extended terrace house with 2 bedrooms, finished attic, spacious sitting room, and small garden. Washing machine and dishwasher, gas c.h. Available fully furnished from 1 aug., for 12 months at £950 p.c.m., incl. utilities and council tax. Dr Alexandra Franklin, tel.: 01865 277103, e-mail: alexandra.franklin@bodley.ox.ac.uk.

Normandy: Village au Brun, Notre Dame de Cenilly: Old Farm House, newly tiled roof, all mod cons and set in approx. 13½ acres farmland. Peaceful but within 200 yards of tarred road. Saint-Lo, Coutance approx. 20 kms, Cherbourg, Bayeux, Mont St Michel and Caen within 100 kms. Ground floor: kitchen/dining room, gas cooker, separate electric oven, microwave, large fridge with separate freezer, gas c.h.; bathroom with toilet; sitting room. First floor: music room, 2 bedrooms (1 with small office). Second floor: large bedroom; shower room with toilet; gallery (suitable for office) which looks on to music room below. Open fire in sitting room. Would suit writer or musician seeking peace and quiet to work. Flexible lease. Rental to include heating, linen and crockery but excluding telephone and electricity. For further details please contact Alexander Kok on 00 33 2 33 45 52 16 or e-mail: akok2@wanadoo.fr.

Wolvercote, north Oxford: comfortable, sunny, furnished 2-bedroom house to rent (6 months extendable); garden, off-street parking; quiet surroundings, close to meadow, river, frequent bus services to city centre; would suit academic/professional/couple. Reasonable rent to right applicant. Deposit and references required. E-mail: fsafiri@aol.com.

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: jeremy.sheehy@theology.ox.ac.uk or tel.: 01865 432302.

Summertown (near St Edward's School): for rent large comfortable 3-bedroom semi-detached house with garden. Easy access to the city and colleges. Available 9 July–31 Aug. (7 weeks approx.). Rent £1,700 for the period plus phone and utilities. For careful and caring tenants. Non-smokers please. Deposit and references required. E-mail: illustrator@korkypual.com. Phone 01865 516556.

Recently renovated 4-storey town house in Grandpont, within 10 minutes' walk of city centre. Flexible, spacious accommodation comprises entrance hall, open-plan kitchen/living area, dining room, library, study, bedroom and 2 very large, well- equipped bathrooms (in all potential for 3 bedrooms). Large basement, currently used for storage. South-facing garden with pation. G.c.h. Available from 1 Aug.,–end of Michaelmas 2003. £950 p.c.m. Contact Riitta Heino, tel.: 01865 244745.

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., 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: mackrelj@btopenworld.com; CANADA: A. Gaston, tel. 001 (613) 745 1368, fax 001 (613) 745 0299, e-mail: gaston@cyberus.ca.

Detached village house to let (furnished) available 14 Apr.,–1 Aug.; 2 receptions, large kitchen, 3 bedrooms plus study/bedroom. Garden and parking. Located Little Milton. £1,000 p.m. Contact 01844 278001 or e-mail: pasharp@brookes.ac.uk.

Summertown–£1,650 p.c.m. Impressive 4-bedroom unfurnished townhouse with garage, garden and parking. Available 17 April. Contact Sarah Richardson, Lettings Manager, Lifestyle Lettings & Property Management. Tel.: 01865 554577, fax: 01865 554578. E-mail: sarah@lifestyle-lettings.co.uk. Web site: www.letitbetter.co.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

Ground-floor flat in ancient heart of Eynsham, comprising living room, kitchen, bedroom with en suitebathroom, and small courtyard garden. Centrally heated. Good bus service and cycle track to Oxford. £400 p.c.m., unfurnished including all bills ecept telephone. Tel.: 01865 288661 (work), 01865 882779 (home).

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.

North Oxford –£775 p.c.m. First-floor, 2 double bedroom apartment with garage and communal gardens. Available 5 April. Contact Sarah Richardson, Lettings Manager, Lifestyle Lettings & Property Management. Tel.: 01865 554577, Fax: 01865 554578. E-mail: sarah@lifestyle-lettings.co.uk. Web site: www.letitbetter.co.uk.

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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 between £115–£180 per apartment per night, to accommodate up to 4/5 guests. Contact: www.ambassadorsoxford.co.uk, or tel.: 07876 203378.

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Accommodation Offered

Attic room with en suiteshower room in small Victorian house south of Summertown. South-facing view over quiet gardens, use of kitchen. £85 p.w. incl. of c.h., electricity and council tax. Suits single, quiet, non-smoking post grad./Dr/academic. Tel.: 01865 511500.

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

Oxford B & B. A home from home. £55 double, £40 single. Tel.: 01865 770 501. E-mail: open@europe.com.

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

Visiting academic couple, with 2 children (ages 4 and 7), would like to rent furnished accommodation in central Oxford from approx. 20 Aug.,–20 Dec. Please contact Dr Peter Holbrook, School of English, University of Queensland, Australia. E-mail: P.Holbrook@mailbox.uq.edu.au. Fax: +61 7 3365 2799.

Visiting academic and family from University of Pittsburgh, USA, will be at Oxford University from 1 June–31 Aug. We are looking for a furnished 3-or4- bedroom house we could rent during that time. Please contact Lee Harrison at lharriso@edc.pitt.edu or tel.: 001 (412) 487 9516 (reverse charges).

Wanted: 2-bedroom flat/house for renting: 2 young female professionals (reliable and tidy!) working at Magdalen College and an environmental charity are looking for a 2-bedroom property to rent within the ring road of Oxford, preferably for a long-term period and with a garden. Please call mobile 07789 828853.

Two bedroom accommodation sought for female visiting academic and family , arriving from Turkey on 27 Apr., for 2 months, until 22 June or thereabouts. Within walking distance, or a straightforward bus journey of Ashmolean Museum if at all possible. Please contact emma.dick@ashmus.ox.ac.uk, or phone 01865 (2)78076.

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.

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

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Accommodation Sought to Rent or Exchange

Visiting academics with baby are looking for a furnished 3-bedroom house or flat in Oxford to exchange with our apartment in Rome for the (flexible) period Nov.2003–end of Feb., 2004. The apartment is on the ground floor and has a living room, kitchen, office area, 2 bathrooms, 3 bedrooms, and a large private courtyard with separate garage/laundry. It is located in `Monteverde Vecchio', a quiet residential area on the Gianicolo Hill, 10 minutes drive to the Pantheon. Please contact Dr Angelo Amorosi (tel.: + 390658334004, or e-mail: a.amorosi@poliba.it) or for local references Prof. Guy Houlsby (tel.: 01865 273138 or e-mail: guy.houlsby@eng.ox.ac.uk).

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Holiday Lets

Paris apartment available for short 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 1 June for short lets, 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.). We also have a small studio available (again in the Marais) from 26 Mar.,–10 Apr., and for the month of May at £40 per night, £250 p.w., and £750 p.c.m. Contact Dr J.J. Chamberlain on 07957 588 448 or e-mail: joe.chamberlain@ukgateway.net.

Brinklow Cottage, the Lake District: Braithwaite is a hikers' paradise, sitting at the foot of Whinlatter Forest with Grisedale Pike towering behind. This compact, comfortable, affordable accommodation for 2 plus dog, will appeal equally to the young and old, who will appreciate the magnificent views over Derwent Valley and Skiddaw. the cottage is situated on an elevated site above Braithwaite yet within a short stroll to the village shop, and 2 public inns. Prices from £150 p.w. Tel.: 017687 78524 or e-mail: twocthornes@aol.com.

Pembrokeshire, luxury holiday home to let: 4–6 berth, private site next to Equestrian Centre; village location in glorious countryside. Close to National Park and blue flag beaches. Stable/kennel on site for your horse or dog. For colour brochure tel.: 01827 288944.

Edinburgh: lovely light spacious Victorian flat, in quiet cul de sac in central Edinburgh (Bruntsfield). Walk across Bruntsfield Links and the Meadows to the Royal Mile, Festival Theatre etc. Just off Bruntsfield Place with its excellent restaurants and food shops. Three bedrooms (2 double), sleeps up to 6. Unrestricted parking, garden. Available from 24 Apr. E-mail: doreen@mcbarnet.fsnet.co.uk.

Cornwall, near Sennen Cove: converted barn, sleeps 4/5. Comfortable, well-equipped, sea view, small garden. £155-£350 p.w., incl. of electricity and linen. Currently booked from 26 July–23 Aug. Visit www.hayloftcottage.co.uk, or tel.: 01865 557713.

Corsica, Sardinia and Provence: we are a small family owned and run villa specialist offering excellent quality self-catering accommodation, and a selection of hotels in these 3 beautiful destinations. Excellent availability end of June and throughout the summer. Please see our Web site: www.voyagesilena.co.uk or tel.: 020 7924 4440.

Holiday house in Catalonia: well-appointed 4-bedroom house in the unspoilt Catalonian village of Regencos (about 65 miles north-east of Barcelona, and 4 miles inland) near Palafrugell; available July (1 week only), Aug., and Sept. Several superb beaches within a radius of 6 miles. The house, which sleeps 7, is on 2 floors, each of which forms a self-contained flat with kitchen, bathroom and lounge/dining area. The ground-floor has a large doube bedroom and a single, while the upper floor has a similar double bedroom and a twin-bedded room. Attractive room garden with beautiful views over the surrounding countryside. Spanish maid visits every Sun., and by private arrangement will cook delicious meals. Prices: £425 p.w., £800 per fortnight, £1,500 per 4 week period. Ring Dr Charles Mould 01451 860876 (fax: 01451 861691) or e-mail: cmm@chalkface.net for further particulars.

Unusually spacious Casa Colonica: exhilirating views over Assisi and mountains. spiritually revitalising; extensive gardens, elevation c. 2000 ft. Accommodation: 40 ft library/music room with Steinway grand; 2 double bedrooms; fully-equipped large kitchen; beautiful drawing-room and lounge. Car essential. From £400 p.w., deposit £100. Available June–Oct. Please ring Diana Eavis. Tel.: 00 39 075 813 793 or Clare Richardson 020 8991 1514, mobile 07768 891458, or e-mail: ctr@clarezone.co.uk.

Charming terrace house for short and long lets in conservation zone of unspoilt Southwold (Suffolk), seconds from the sea. Sleeps 4+. Marvellous area for walking, cycling (2 bicycles available), church-visiting, bird-watching and pub hopping. Tel.: 01865 513464 (eves.).

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: corzpaterno@libero.it.

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.

Tuscany: family-owned wine estate, producing highly recognised wines, olive oil and cheese; offers ancient farmhouse and apartments accommodation 2 up to 12+. Secluded rural setting, half-hour central Flroence. Contact: tel/fax: (0039) 055 824 9120, e-mail: sulpoggio@bcc.tin.it.

Deepest S.W. France: two spacious and beautifully converted farmhouse properties, each with pool and large gardens. Sleep 6 and 10 comfortably. Ring Marion on 01865 554122 or 00 33 5 63 24 08 78, or e-mail: marion@hidden-sw-france.com. Http://www.hidden-sw-france.com.

Really lovely location in the Upper Tamar Valley on the borders of Devon and Cornwall. Large, comfortable 17th-c., listed farmhouse with 6 double bedrooms, 3 bath/shower rooms, 2 sitting room, and large farmhouse kitchen. Also available is a recently converted barn with 2 double bedrooms (1 with a 4-poster bed), 2 bath/shower rooms, large open-plan living/dining room/kitchen. Very nicely furnished. Both are stocked with books and games as well as TV and video. Outdoor heated swimming pool, games room (table tennis, pool, bar billiards, darts). Not far from Eden Project, Dartmoor and Bodmin Moor. Half an hour from coast. Easily accessible from A30 though set in totally secluded peaceful countryside. Privately owned. Contact Michele or Jeremy Smith on 01865 310998 or e-mail: smithatpalla@yahoo.co.uk for more details or look at our Web site: www.pallastreet.co.uk.

Greek Island rentals: Skopelos, Alonissos and Skiathos: local villa specialist offers lovely villas, island houses and apartments available for rent. Town, country and seaside locations. Accommodation for 2–16 persons. Prices from GBP 100 p.p.p.w. For information see: www.holidayislands.com. E-mail: thalpos@otenet.gr, fax: 0030 4240 23057.

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Houses for Sale

Savoie, France: by the beautiful Lac du Bourget, a 1982-built, 4-bedroom house with superb views of the lake and the Jura mountains, standing in 2,300 sq metres of lovely gardens. All modern conveniences. Double garage. Excellent condition. 320,000 Euros. Tel.: 00 33 479 52 29 51/Fax: 00 33 479 52 21 28, or e-mail: hancock@wanadoo.fr.

Grandpont, central Oxford: 3-bedroom, newly renovated Victorian house. Fully-fitted kitchen, open fireplaces, west facing garden. £299,950. Tel.: 01865 469005.

Three-bedroom house on quiet 1930's estate. Walking distance of Iffley Lock and of Cowley shops. Well-maintained and decorated. Lovely south-facing garden. Brick-built garage plus off-road parking. Asking price £215,000. Will accept reduction for quick sale. E-mail: judith.secker@admin.ox.ac.uk. Tel.: 01865 777015. n

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Boat for Sale

Viking 23 4-berth, low maintenance. Moored at Osney (use on canal or river). See www.timsharp.co.uk/boat or tel.: 01844 278001. £7,000 o.n.o.

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