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Sacred Heart's Schola Cantorum, Sacramento, California, directed by Donald Kendrick with Stephen Janzen (organ). Lunchtime recital, Christ Church Cathedral, Fri., 13 June, 1 p.m. Programme to include works by Stanford, Lauridsen and Lukas. Admission free.

Stanford University Chamber Chorale, California, with members of Schola Cantorum and instrumentalists from the Bath Philharmonia, directed by Stephen M. Sano, with Robert Huw Morgan (organ). Sat., 28 June, 8 p.m., New College Chapel. Programme to include Heisinger: O praise the Lord, and Rutter: Gloria. Tickets on the door, proceeds to charity.

Oxford Millennium Orchestra Summer Concert: Milford Ode to a Celebration, Elgar Cello Concerto (Soloist: Armand D'Angour), Dvorak Symphony no. 8 in G major. Conductor Tom Gauterin, Fri., 30 May, 8 p.m., Sheldonian Theatre. Tickets £10, £5. Available from the Oxford Playhouse 01865 305305 or

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To Vietnamese student who purchased Sony Vaio Laptop second-hand from seller in Basingstoke, we have `smart disc' for the floppy drive. Please tel.: 01256 420066.

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Symposium on the poet-philosopher Iqbal (1877-1938). Organised by Pakistan Discussion Forum, Sat., 24 May, 2-6 p.m., St Antony's College. Speakers: Dr Keith Ward, Dr David Matthews, Dr Suheyl Umer, Dr Yahya Micot, Dr James Morris. Also included: video biography, Urdu and Persian recitations.

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Volunteers Wanted

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

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Society for Graduates

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

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St Giles Thursday Lunchime Talks

Burning Issues: 29 May, Growth Problems in Oxfordshire, Lord Bradshaw, Wolfson College; 5 June, Priorities in Interfaith Work, Rev'd Marcus Braybrooke, President of the World Congress of Faiths. The talks will be held in St Giles' Church, 12.30 p.m. Everyone is welcome. In order to help us with our costs, a small donation would be appreciated. Web site:

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Oxford University 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

Oxford Dental Implant Service (ODIS). Have your own teeth back and restore your smile or bite. Placement of dental implants at your own dental surgery or nearest participating clinic by qualified doctor and dentist. For information call: 01865 726847 or visit

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

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

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

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).

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

SugarPepper Cooks are available to prepare creative food in your home or chosen venue, leaving you free to truly enjoy the day. For sample menus and further information call 01865 791136 or visit All enquiries welcome.

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, Oxford. Tel.: 01865 331147 Piano lessons, music theory lessons, accompanying, all ages and levels of knowledge welcome, including beginners. Contact Ana Mladenovic, experienced pianist and piano teacher. Tel.: 01865 778248; mobile 07779 580235. E-mail:

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

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Situations Vacant

Dragon School, Assistant Registrar: an experienced person is required to assist in the Admissions Office. Excellent secretarial skills, good telephone manner, flexible approach and ability to work to deadlines are essential in this busy office. This post is full time and for further details please contact: The Bursar's Secretary, Dragon School, Bardwell Road, Oxford OX2 6SS. Tel.: 01865 315403 or e-mail:

Queen's College: Accounts assistant. The college has a vacancy for an Accounts Assistant to join a busy and friendly team in the Bursary. The duties include control of purchase and sales ledgers, daily banking, payroll, and also involvement in all financial matters relating to the College. Applicants should have good numeracy and communication skills, and have experience of computerised accounting systems and spreadsheet applications. Salary, dependent on age and experience is on a scale from £15,053-£17,416. Applications in writing giving full details of previous work experience, salary, education and interests, and the names of 2 referees should be sent to the Finance Officer, Queen's College, Oxford OX1 4AW, from whom further particulars may be obtained. Tel.: 01865 279162, or e-mail: Closing date for applications is 2 June.

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

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 Lets

Available in August: light and spacious semi-detached house in south Oxford. close to city centre (10 minutes on a bicycle: available). Two bedrooms (1 double); 2 reception; kitchen/dining room; bathroom; big garden. Downstairs toilet. Fully furnished and renovated, overlooking open country from the back. Frequent bus service. Suitable for a couple or 2 singles. Resident cat. £200 p.w. Tel.: 01865 728111. E-mail:

Holiday let, would suit visiting family: 4-bedroom family house in Jericho, 10 minutes walk from the colleges, libraries, rail and bus stations, University Parks and Port Meadow, as well as good local shops. Kitchen, dining room/playroom, study, sitting room, bathroom, 4 bedrooms and further washroom. No television but DVD playing. South-facing garden. No smokers or pets. Available 19 July–2 Aug. Rent negotiable. Contact: or tel.: 01865 512455.

Victorian family house with sunny garden, 3 bedrooms, 2 reception, 2 batrhooms and large kitchen in East Oxford. Available from 19 July–8 Aug. Ten minutes from city centre. No smokers. £275 p.w. Tel.: 01865 726574. E-mail:

Large Victorian semi-detached house in central north Oxford,close to university departments and city centre, and in quiet side street: 5 bedrooms; 2 bathrooms; 2 reception rooms; large kitchen (with Aga) leading into big sunny walled garden. Private parking. Sleeps 8. Available Aug., 2–28 at £625 p.w. incl. Contact Ian & Josephine Macdonald. Tel.: 01865 516615, e-mail:

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Houses to Let

North Oxford –£1,600 p.c.m.: superb, modern, detached 4-bedroom, 2½ bathroom family house in established area just off Banbury Road. Available mid-July for 1 year. Very spacious layout; wooden floors; fully furnished and equipped to a high specification with all modern appliances. Let by Oxford Professor and family while on sabbatical. BMW car may also be available by separate agreement. Tel.: 01865 427895. E-mail:

Central Oxford (Grandpont): large, beautifully furnished detached house in quiet street; 4 bedrooms (3 double); 2 bathrooms; Aga; conservatory; Zen garden; piano. Walking distance from High Street and Hinksey park. Available late June, early July. £1,500 p.c.m. (Viewing from 27 May). Tel.: 01865 247828.

North Oxford , perfect location, superb furnished Victorian terrace: 2 bedrooms; bathroom; living room; study; maple fitted kitchen/diner; wooden floors; c.h.; crockery, linen etc.; garden. £1,200 p.c.m. Available Aug./Sept., 2003 for 11 or 12 months. Ideal for visiting academics. E-mail: for full details.

Detached house to let: spacious 3-/4-bedroom house; 10 minutes walk from John Radcliffe Hospital in quiet Headington neighbourhood for visiting family or 4 professionals. Fully furnished, c.h., all mod cons. Extensive parking. £1,200 p.c.m. Available June/July. Preferred lease 12 months. Tel.: 01865 766032 or e-mail:

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.Mackrell (eves., or 7-8 a,m,), tel. 01865 775567, e-mail:; CANADA: A. Gaston, tel. 001 (613) 745 1368, fax 001 (613) 745 0299, e-mail:

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

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

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

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

Light, 1-bedroom first-floor flat: Oxford ring road above Summertown. Convenient centre and hospitals, 24-hour bus route. Off-street parking. Fully furnished; washing machine; gas c.h. Available end June. £575 p.c.m. plus bills. Tel./fax: 01865 554285.

We have a limited number of 3-bedroom flats still available for academic year 2003–4, 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 these 3-bedroom properties, we have recently acquired luxury 5-and6-bedroom flats within 10 minutes walking distance from the city centre. Brand new, these apartments are of the highest standard, but there are only TWO remaining. For viewings and appointments or for a full list, please telephone 01865 318533. Hurry–this accommodation will not be available for long! North Oxford Property Services Ltd. Tel.: 01865 318533, 47 Walton Street, Jericho, Oxford OX2 6AD. Web site:

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.

North Oxford : fully furnished 2-bedroom flat from 1 July. Ground- floor flat in quiet road off the Woodstock Road, very close to shopping facilities and restaurants. Lounge/dining room, and fully equipped kitchen, with cooker, oven and washing machine; bathroom with bath and shower; 2 south-facing bedrooms; linen supplied. Lovely quiet shared south-facing garden and garage. Available from 1 July. £750 p.m., excl. bills. Phone 01865 513688 or e-mail:

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Serviced Accommodation

The Wharf House provides a quality alternative to hotel accommodation in Oxford: 1, 2 and 3-bedroom apartments with private balconies and secure parking are elegantly furnished and equipped. Located in Jericho, the Wharf House is an ideal base for a sabbatical stay with flexible tenancy lengths and serviced options. For further details please contact Finders Keepers, 226 Banbury Road, Summertown, Oxford OX2 7BY. Tel.: 01865 311011 or visit our Web site:

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

Lodger required: room in comfortable family farmhouse in pretty village, 7 minutes drive north of Summertown, 5 minutes from Sainsburys, Kidlington. Bus route to Oxford. Would suit quiet but sociable professional/postgraduate. Ideal for someone who needs a Mon.,–Sat., base close to Oxford. Short or long term. £65 p.w., incl. of bills, available now. Tel.: 01869 350034 or 07831 718231.

Double room to let in quiet, non smoking house in Cricket Road. Accommodation is available immediately and is located on the top floor of a 2-storey house sharing facilities with 1 other tenant. Council tax and water rates are included in the rent of £260 p.c.m. For further information please ring 01865 430595 after 6 p.m., or e-mail James Sandham on:

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.

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Accommodation Sought

Virginia professor and wife attending Oxford law programme seeking inexpensive accommodation or housesitting for weeks of 1–15 Aug. Non-smokers, not allergic to pets, will pitch in with chores. Contact Bill Kovarik, e-mail:

Visiting academic, his wife and 17-year-old son are looking for accommodation in Oxford for 2 weeks, 5-18 July. Please contact Sarah-jane Haxhi, Dept. of Biochemistry, e-mail:, tel.: 01865 285360.

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

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Accommodation Sought to Exchange

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

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Holiday Lets

France in Tarn and Garonne-one hour north of Toulouse-beautiful old Quercy country house in 2 acres. Quiet and peaceful, at end of own private road surrounded by trees in hilly countryside. Moliere 10 minutes, and Caussade 20 minutes. Cahors and St Antonin 1 hour. Five bedrooms (sleeps 10), swimming pool. Available from July. £1,500 p.w. Please contact Dr J.H. Chamberlain, e-mail: or phone on 07957 588448.

To rent Marbella/Aloha, Spain: privately owned 2-bedroom, 2 bathroom apartment overlooking golf course in small established community; communal gardens; large pool, tennis, squash; parking. Five minutes to Puerto Banus/beach. For more information tel./fax: 01865 712431 or e-mail:

Tuscan hills: country house between Lucca (15 minutes) and sea at Viareggio (20 minutes) in small village of 8 houses, including a good trattoria and alimentari, surrounded by woods, vineyards and olive groves; originally a watchtower of 11th-century. Fully equipped large kitchen; dining room with fireplace; large living room with fireplace and 13th-century loggia; 3 bedrooms; 2 bathrooms, power shower; sleeps 8. Garden terrace with pergola. Available weekly or monthly from 1 June. £400–£600 p.w. Also available, adjacent smaller house of same period, sleeps 6, 3 bedrooms; 2 sitting rooms, all amenities. £250–£400 p.w. E-mail:, or tel.: 01865 552757.

Marrakech: unique and luxurious Riyads to rent in Medina (3–9 bedrooms, pool, spectacular views, fully staffed etc.). Contact 07903 918 588 or see Web site:

Northumberland: stone built single-storey family cottage in a small village near Alnwick (castle and gardens), within easy reach of the sea and the Cheviot Hills, sleeps 4 plus 2 (bunk beds). South-facing garden, open fire. Ring: 01665 579292.

USA Yale/beach: academic family home (5 bedrooms, 3½ baths, fully air-conditioned) stands 50 metres from sandy, private beach and 20 minutes from Yale University. Located in charming New England town with lovely walks, fine restaurants and shops, surrounding village green. Regular train service to New York City and Boston (or drive 1½ or 2½ hours respectively). House available 15 June–late Aug.; 2 weeks minimum at £800 p.w. Tel.: Sue or Jay on 01865 439023; e-mail:

Apulia: restored stone cottage at the heel of Italy (Lecce) on a hillside, 1 km away from the Ionian sea with a large sandy beach, an hour and thirty minutes away by car from Brindisi airport. Suitable for superb holidays from June to Sept., (excl. Aug.). Accommodation for 4–6 persons, fully furnished. For information e-mail:, or

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:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Crete. A traditional Cretan house in old town Rethimno, superbly renovated to provide space and comfort in beautifully furnished surroundings. Elevated, vine- covered, sitting area with brick barbecue—perfect for alfresco dining. It is in a quiet area, and close to long, sandy beach, taverns, shops, and the many interesting sights in and around this historic area. Sleeps 4 (1 double, 1 twin). Available all year round. All linen, electricity and cleaning inc. 2002 rates on request. Tel./fax: Nikolaos Glinias, 0030 831 56525, e-mail:

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Flat for Sale

Sunny 1-bedroom flat for sale in West Oxford. Quiet and pleasant location with balcony overlooking stream and fields, but near railway station and Said Business School. Secure designated parking, and large attic storage space. New central heating and boiler. £175,000. Owners moving late Sept. For more information or to view please contact Peter Wilson:, or tel.: 01865 246239.

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Retirement Flat Offered

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

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