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Tracey Emin

Artist Tracey Emin talks about her work at The Oxford Union on Tues., 26 Nov., at 5 p.m. to coincide with her exhibition This is Another Place(10 Nov.,–19 Jan.) at Modern Art Oxford, the new name of the Museum of Modern Art. This is a free event and is organised by The Oxford Union in conjunction with Modern Art Oxford and the Department of History of Art, Oxford University. Visitors to Modern Art Oxford will be able to enjoy free admission to a new exhibition programme. Changes to the building include a new entrance space in which a range of activities will take place, lighter and more open gallery space, and a revived cafe. Modern Art Oxford, 30 Pembroke Street, is open Tues.,–Sat., 10 a.m.–5 p.m. and Sun., 12–5 p.m. Closed Mon. Late openings on event eves. Tel.: 01865 722733 or visit www.modernartoxford.org.uk.

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Magdalen College School Open Morning

On Saturday 28th September, from 9.30 a.m. to 12 noon, MCS will be holding an Open Morning for families interested in sending their sons to the school. Boys join the school at ages 7, 9, 11, 13 and 16. MCS is one of England's leading academic schools; this Summer's A level results earned it a place in the Daily Telegraph's`Premier league' and The Times'`Top Ten Boys' schools in Britain', ahead of all other boys' (or co- ed) schools in Oxfordshire or any of its neighbouring counties. However, the school takes even greater pride in the friendliness, social mix and extra-curricular energies and enthusiasms of its boys. In the words of the 2002 Good Schools Guide: `from juniors to seniors, a feeling of friendliness pervades the school'. Come and find out for yourselves. Car parking is available at the end of Cowley Place (opposite St Hilda's). Please telephone 01865-242191 for further details or contact our Admissions office at admissions@mcsoxford.org

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Ashmolean Museum Voluntary Guides

The Ashmolean Education Service has a small number of vacancies for volunteers who are good communicators with a proven ability to master new material and convey it to people of all ages in an interesting and effective way. We are looking for enthusiastic people who enjoy working flexibly within a group and who can make a long-term commitment. We would require at least two half-days per week. Training begins in Oct. Please ring Kathie Booth Stevens, Clore Education Officer, 01865 288181.

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Boards of Visitors

The independent prison watchdog–a unique place in penal affairs. People from all backgrounds are needed to ensure that prisoners are being cared for in accordance with Prison Rules. To be considered as a member of a Board of Visitors you do not need any special qualifications or experience, although you will be at least 18 years of age and should live within 30 miles of the establishment. You will be required to attend monthly meetings. You should also be prepared to spend about 2–3 days each month inspecting the prison and dealing directly with prisoners and staff. If you are the right kind of person you will join a dedicated team, who find the work very rewarding. You will not be paid for this commitment but your expenses will be covered. To find out more about being a member of the Board of Visitors at HMP Bullingdon please contact: Mr Anthony Lee, Chairman Board of Visitors at HMP Bullingdon, Bicester, Oxon. OX25 1WD. Tel.: 01865 353100 and ask for the BOV clerk. All members of the Boards of Visitors are appointed by the Home Secretary. Applications to be received in writing by 20 Oct.

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Volunteers Wanted

We need healthy volunteers, aged 18–45, for a new malaria vaccine study, who have not had malaria and live around Oxford. If you might be able to help by volunteering please contact: 01865 287610 (answerphone); e-mail: malaria@well.ox.ac.uk. OxREC No. C02.069.

Research study into the effects of dietary fibre intake: our study will investigate the role of dietary fibre in the development of insulin sensitivity and diabetes. The study will involve taking 2 dietary supplements, each for a period of 4 weeks, and completing 4 full day visits to the Radcliffe Infirmary. Volunteers will be reimbursed for their time. For more details please contact Dr Denise Robertson or Louise Dennis (Research Nurse) on 01865 224872 or e-mail: denise.robertson@oxlip.ox.ac.uk. This study is being run jointly by the Oxford Centre for Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism (OCDEM) and the Department of Gastroenterology (OxRec no. 02.1320).

Tackling depression: medical research at the Department of Psychiatry. The Psychopharmacology Group in the Oxford University Department of Psychiatry has a special interest in how certain key chemicals in the brain are involved in the regulation of mood. The studies in both normal volunteers and in those who have suffered with depression in the past, aim to improve the understanding of depression, a debilitating and common illness that affects many people. The research is entirely dependent on people willing to give up their time to help, and the researchers are indebted to those who have already helped them. All the studies are approved by a local independent ethics committee. If you think that you may be able to give up some time to help with this research and either have or have not suffered with depression in the past, please contact Judi Wakeley on 01865 223910. We are able to offer some recompense for your time and expenses. Oprec nos: 099.21 and 098.48.

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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 and the 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 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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Three Must Read Books

Genetic Catastrophe! Sneaking Doomsday?; Human Behavior: The New Synthesis; A Dictionary of Human Instincts. Buy now: Amazon.co.uk.

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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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Popham Hairdressing

Our proposition is simple, to provide a design, cutting, and colouring service, which combines classic standards with modernist thinking. One North Parade, Oxford. For appointments call: 01865 517040, or e-mail us through our Web site: www.davidpopham.com.

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Car for Hire

For long term hire at £60 per week: large 4-door SAAB saloon in black; 5-speed manual gearbox, power brakes and power steering; electric windows and central locking. Safe, comfortable and light to drive. Particular feature is generous legroom at rear. Would suit non-smoking visitor to UK. Car will be maintained by SAAB mechanics and is taxed and with MOT. The hirer will need only to insure the vehicle. Contact Paul Chapman, tel.: 01865 556789.

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Services Offered

LadyCars: private-hire car service designed specifically for women and children. Female driver only. All local services, airport transfers etc. Any distance. Competitive rates. For 24-hr bookings please call Lin on 07779 760391.

Responsible, reliable, mature woman writer seeks short-term let, while repairs to own home completed, 4–6 months approx. from 1 Nov., onwards. Non- smoker, good local references available. Also happy to housesit. Tel.: 01865 552586.

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.

Horological services for your ailing apparatus. Thirty years of expertise in all types of clocks and barometers, of which many of these have been restored for the University over the years. Quotations are free. All work is fully guaranteed. Please phone Paul Carroll, Oxford Longcase Clocks on 01865 779660.

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

Accommodation and board offered near city centre in exchange for after school child care (5 year-old boy) 2–3 evenings per week, plus some tidying. Hours negotiable. Possible au-pair job but reasonable English essential. Tel.: 01865 242071.

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 and accompanying, all ages and levels welcome. Contact Ana Mladenovic, experienced pianist and piano teacher. Tel.: 01865 778248 or 07779 580235, e-mail: pujsana@hotmail.com.

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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

Oxfordshire Mental Healthcare NHS Trust: Clinical Effectiveness Facilitator and Research and Development Support (Ref: CN/DNURS/AD/SM). Salary: c. £19,000 (depending on experience): 37 hrs per week. We are seeking an exceptional individual to join our development Clinical Effectiveness Service. Situated in the Nursing and Clinical Governance Department of the Trust you will become a valued member of an ethusiastic and friendly team. You will have the opportunity to help mould and develop the Clinical Effectiveness and R & D support which are vital to our Clinical Governance agenda. You will preferably be educated to degree level and will have had experience in an audit and/or research environment. You will have good interpersonal skills and communication skills, both written and verbal, and will enjoy working with clinical teams to help them improve the quality of the services that they provide. You will be based at the Warneford Hospital, Headington, and as the Trust is based on over 30 sites throughout Oxfordshire you will need to possess a clean UK driving licence. For an informal discussion please contact Jenny David, Quality and Clinical Governance Manager on 01865 223751 or e-mail: jenny.davis@oxmhc-tr.nhs.uk. Closing date for receipt of applications: 10 Oct. How to apply: Tel.: Recruitment Hotline on 01865 223770; e-mail: human.resources@oxmhc-tr.nhs.uk, or Human Resources and Training Dept., Warneford Hospital, Warneford Lane, Headington, Oxford OX3 7JX. Please quote the appropriate reference number.

St Clare's Oxford: required as soon as possible, well qualified teacher of NORWEGIAN to prepare students for the International Baccalaureate. Applicants should be native speakers who are able to teach literature to students in their mother tongue for 1.5–2 hours per week. For full details please contact Mrs C. Gospel, Head of Languages, as soon as possible. Tel.: 01865 517333. Fax: 01865 310002, or e-mail: catherine.gospel@stclares.ac.uk.

St Stephen's House, Oxford: organist required to play for 2 weekday evening services and Sun., morning. Remuneration negotiable and could include accommodation during term time. For further details please contact The Principal, St Stephen's House, 16 Marston Street, Oxford OX4 1JX. Fax: 01865 794338, e-mail: jeremy.sheehy@theology.ox.ac.uk.

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Part-time employment sought

Cheerful, motivated lady retiring from full-time administrative assistant role at end of Sept., seeks fulfilling part-time post that involves dealing with people. Tel.: Jeannette Hudson-Pudwell on 01865 762187 or e-mail: jeannette@jwhp.fsnet.co.uk.

Experienced headmaster's secretary, recently retired, seeks part-time employment typing/word-processing, using her own computer at home. Tel.: 01865 735154.

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Houses to Let

House with garden in Jericho: 2 rooms upstairs, 3 rooms downstairs, bathroom with shower, kitchen with washing machine. Gas c.h. Furnished. Available Oct. £780 p.c.m. (exclusive). Tel.: 020 7607 1810 before 9 p.m.

Edge of Boars Hill: a delightful family house with 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 20 ft sitting room, study, kitchen, breakfast/dining room available for rental unfurnished from Oct., for a minimum of 6 months. Rural, wooded outlook–mature garden with tree house. Parking for 2 cars. Tel.: 01865 311522 (John D. Wood & Co.) and ask for Simon Merson or Jackie Smith.

Charming Victorian 2-bedroom terrace cottage in East Oxford, 10 minutes walk from city centre (or 5 minutes by regular bus), wooden floors, open fire, gas c.h., cellar and garden. Fully furnished. Ideal for non-smoking professional couple. Available immediately for 1 year. Rent £800 p.m. Tel.: 01865 512928, mobile: 079 470 794 35.

North Oxford , Wentworth Road, OX2 7TH: furnished spacious 3- bedroom semi-detached house; newly decorated, very good condition; 2 reception rooms, front and back gardens, luxury fitted kitchen, double glazing, gas c.h., washing machine and drier; separate bath and toilet. Off-road parking. Sky and cable TVs connected. Within excellent schools catchment area, frequent bus services, 10 minutes walk to Summertown local banks and shops. Available now for 1 year, renewable. £1,150 p.c.m. plus bills. Non-smoking professional families by reference. No pets. Tel.: 01865 454729 (eve.), 01276 66549 (eve.), 01865 850104 (day). E-mail: zhangsuqing@yahoo.com.

Family home: 3-bedroom detached house in popular Iffley. Tucked away in a quiet cul-de-sac this property has a large sitting room, new kitchen with solid oak units, with a dining area; 2 double bedrooms, 1 single, family bathroom and shower room. Double garage, large garden. There are schools close by for all age groups. For more information please contact Gay Hawley at Finders Keepers, 27 St Clements, Oxford OX1 4AB. Tel.: 01865 200012, e-mail: gayh@finders.co.uk, or visit our Web site: www.finders.co.uk.

Three-bedroom period cottage with mature garden in small hamlet just north of Banbury (7 miles); 5 minutes M40 (J12), 30 minutes drive to Oxford, or regular train service from Banbury. Available now for 2002/3 academic year. £695 p.m. plus utility bills. Call David Barnes, 01295 670693 or 020 785 1192. E-mail: davidbarnes65@hotmail.com.

Two-bedroom modern terrace house with small garden: fully furnished and fitted, gas c.h., washer/drier. Situated in a quiet cul-de-sac next to Said Business School between Oxford city centre and the railway station, with own parking space. Available mid- Oct., for 6 months minimum. £880 p.c.m., 2 months deposit required. Ian and Josephine Macdonald, tel.: 01865 516615, fax: 01865 516616, or e-mail: macdonaldreynell@aol.com.

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.

Make finding accommodation easy. Finders Keepers have a dedicated approach to helping you find the right property. Browse through our Web site for up-to-date detailed information on properties available and make use of our interactive database, priority reservation service (credit cards accepted), personal service and professional advice. For further information please contact Finders Keepers at 226, Banbury Rd., Summertown, Oxford OX2 7BY. Tel.: 01865 311011. Fax: Oxford 556993. E-mail: oxford@finders.co.uk. Internet site: http://www.finders.co.uk.

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Flats to Let

Central north Oxford: 10 minutes' walk from city centre, all main university buildings and parks, and very close to the river. Available now for short/long let. Completely newly refurbished ground-floor flat to very high standard, new bathroom, new John Lewis kitchen with washer, dishwasher, dryer, etc., in extremely quiet, civilised, large Victorian house in this exclusive, leafy residential suburb, with large, light airy rooms. Double bedroom, single bedroom, drawing-room, kitchen, bathroom. Available Dec., a second-floor flat for short/long let with large double bedroom, large drawing room, kitchen , bathroom. Off-street parking, large secluded garden. Tel./fax: 01865 552400.

Flatlet to let from Oct. Bardwell Road, own entrance, kitchen and bathroom. All inclusive except phone. £85 p.w. (this is a reduced rate in exchange for 5 hrs housework per week and includes free use of washing machine/drier). Suit single female non-smoker. T4el.: 01865 554017, e-mail: multiapps@dial.pipex.com.

Flat on top floor of Folly Bridge Court overlooking the river and close to the city centre available from the beginning of Oct. The flat has 2 bedrooms, 25' living room, kitchen and bathroom. It is well furnished and equipped, with c.h. £750 p.c.m. Contact Clive Newton on 0207 9361530.

Spacious/quiet 2-bedroom flat available immediately; fully furnished. Garage, parking. High ceiling; top floor; nice views; secure building; 3 mintues walk to Carfax. Fitted to high standard. £895 p.c.m. Contact Sarah on 01865 544577 and specify 'No 24 Tennyson Lodge'.

Near centre of Woodstock (9 miles from Oxford city centre): furnished, 1 double bedroom, large sitting-room, separate kitchen, ground-floor, gas c.h., garage and parking, non-smoking. Sorry no pets. £550 p.c.m. plus bills. Available 1 Oct. Tel.: 01865 557167.

Luxury flat at top of large Victorian house in quiet desirable street in north Oxford; 4 good sized rooms inc. new kitchen, plus bathroom. Well-equipped, newly decorated, gas c.h., off-street parking. Ten minute walk to city centre. Would suit couple, 2 singles, or single academic. Non-smokers. £1,000 p.c.m. (negotiable), inc. utilities except council tax. Contact: 01865 510424 (answerphone).

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Accommodation Offered

Two rooms to let in Iffley Village: small doubles or large singles. Houseshare of three. All mod cons. Parking. Cat loving non-smokers required. £275 p.c.m. + bills + deposit. Contact Sarah on 07747 007842 or e-mail: sarah-h- edwards@unipart.co.uk.

Woodstock Road: spacious double room in house, shared with 2 others. £400 p.c.m. Available from Nov. 15. All mod cons, washing machine, drier, dishwasher and microwave. Young academic, professional or graduate student preferred. Please contact Marina: 01865 283295 (work); 07939594379 (mobile).

House share in Kirtlington: resident owner of house in popular village, 10 miles from centre of Oxford seeks a responsible single person. £100 p.w. References required. Tel.: 01869 350670.

Lodger required in very comfortable family farmhouse 8 minutes drive north of Summertown. Pretty rural setting very close to Oxford; regular bus service to city centre. Would suit post-graduate/young professional/weekly commuter. Use of facilities incl. garden. Off-road parking. Room £60 p.w. inclusive. This is a rare opportunity and early viewing suggested. Excellent value for money. Tel.: 01869 350034 or 07831 718231.

Rent-free accommodation offered in charming old house on outskirts of Witney (beautiful, quiet location, stops for frequent bus service to Oxford nearby) in return for some companionship for my recently widowed mother. Impeccable references will be required. Please contact in the first instance Mrs Elizabeth Howell, tel.: 01865 750 959, e-mail: elizabeth.howell@medical-school.oxford.ac.uk.

Suitable for post-graduate or mature student: a quiet and comfortable room, overlooking a garden and peaceful view, on Divinity Road. Sharing the non-smoking house with a teacher and her dog. £300 p.c.m. incl. bills. Please phone 01865 251019 or fax 01865 728760.

Delightful rooms in North Oxford available now. £55 p.w. Book by telephone or fax: 01865 511657 or e-mail: mcadex@gofornet.co.uk.

Available by the week for visitors to Oxford: self-contained, fully-furnished studio flat, centrally located in Kingston Road. En suiteshower, toilet and washbasin, and fully-equipped kitchen area. Sleeps 2. £300 p.w. all inc. British Tourist Board approved 3 Stars. For further information tel.: 01865 516913 or visit: http://www.oxfordcity.co.uk/accom/studioflat.

Finders Keepers is celebrating its 30th year as Oxfordshire's leading letting agent, providing a specialist service to both landlords and tenants throughout the Oxfordshire and the surrounding counties. With experienced letting and management teams Finders Keepers provide a high standard of service to all our clients. If you would like more information about Finders Keepers' services please contact us at our Head Office at 226 Banbury Road, Summertown, Oxford, OX2 7BY, tel.: (00 44) 1865 311011, or visit the Finders Keepers Web site at www.finders.co.uk.

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Accommodation Sought

Responsible, reliable, mature woman writer seeks short-term let, while repairs to own home completed, 4–6 months approx. from 1 Nov., onwards. Non- smoker, good local references available. Also happy to housesit. Tel.: 01865 552586.

Accommodation required in North Oxford/Headington for non-smoking British academic couple with 12-year-old daughter on leave from New Zealand., Dec.2002/Jan. 2003 to mid-July 2003. Contact: rt.phillips@auckland.ac.nz, or tel.: 00 64 9 4183691.

Canadian academics on sabbatical, family of 4 (10 year old twin daughters), seek quite furnished accommodation in north central Oxford, St Clements, or in easy reach of Headington School. Responsible. Jan.,–July 2003. Contact Dr Anne Gorsuch, History, University of British Columbia, tel.: 001 604 739 1921. E-mail: gorsuch@interchange.ubc.ca.

Going away for Christmas? Visiting retired couple from Canada, parents of Brookes lecturer, seek furnished house or flat to let or house-sit from 16 Dec.–7 Jan. Preferably in East Oxford or Headington. Please contact Leslie Topp by e-mail: ltopp@brookes.ac.uk.

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.

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

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Accommodation Sought to Rent or Exchange

House exchange sought: we are looking to exchange a modern 4-bedroom, colonial house on 1.75 acres of wooded land in Boonton Township, New Jersey, for a house in or near Oxford for 6-8 months between Jan., and Aug., 2003. Start and end dates are flexible. Our house is on a secluded cul-de-sac in a rural section of North Central NJ, has all modern conveniences and 2 cars. It is a 10 minute drive to Routes 80 and 287 giving easy access to the entire tri-state area. For details please contact Jim and Elizabeth Tepper. E-mail: tepper@axon.rutgers.edu; tel.: 001 973 299 0967; fax.: 001 973 299 0912.

California coastal residence swap. Northern California professional couple wishes 6–12 months residence swap in Oxford during 2003. Three acres coastal property beautifully situated on bluff overlooking the Pacific in the midst of mature redwoods. Ideal sabbatical retreat. E-mail: samkath@humboldt1.com.

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Holiday Lets

Tuscany: enjoy a luxurious stay in a beautifully restored stone villa with spacious rooms and inspiring views of lake, and mountains; 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, heated pool. Web site: www.casasinerna.com, or e-mail: info@casasingerna.com. Tel.: +39 0575 791166. Now booking for Christmas and summer 2003.

France–Charente-Maritime: villa in open countryside on outskirts of village, overlooking vineyards, between Saintes and Royan, 30 minutes from beaches; fully-equipped with washing machine, dishwasher, microwave, TV, hi-fi, etc.; sleeps 6 in 3 bedrooms. Ample parking. Long-term out-of-season lets available for those needing peace and quiet for study or writing. Telephone and internet access by arrangement. Phone Chris and Siân Wallworth on 01993 812187 for full details or visit www.simply-charente.com.

Cornwall Bed and Breakfast: Colgare House, which is on the Lanhydrock estate near Bodmin, has 2 double and 2 single bedrooms, and is open all the year. Colgare House is peaceful, surrounded by woodlands and pastures, only 10 minutes from A30 and A38. Bodmin Parkway is a short drive or 25 minute walk. Central to all the Cornwall attractions, e.g. Eden Project and Lost gardens of Heligan are 20 minutes by car, the north and south coasts an easy 30–35 minute drive. There are good cycle tracks, and superb walking all around. See Web site: www.cornwallexplore.co.uk. Costs are £32 per person per night. Please contact Ngari Scoble, tel.: 01208 269605, mobile: 07980 629 505. E-mail: colgarehouse@hotmail.com.

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Flat for Sale

One-bedroom first-floor flat in North Oxford warden supported housing scheme; own balcony overlooking park. It offers independence with peace of mind. £54,500 o.n.o. Monthly service charge which covers 24-hour warden support, meals and all amenities. For more information contact Gill Howe, 01865 311603; e-mail: gandt@gandt10.freeserve.co.uk, or direct to Philip Webb at Smith-Wooley, 01865 318900; summertown@smith-wooley.co.uk, Web site: www.smith-wooley.co.uk.

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Houses for Sale

Lovely large North Oxford family home in quiet cul-de-sac; 2½ miles city centre; 10 minutes schools, hospitals; close to bus route; sitting room with fireplace, study, large dining/music room, 21x16 ft living room, 24ft kitchen/breakfast room, utility room, garage; 5 bedrooms (1 with en suitebathroom), dressing room/sixth bedroom, and family bathroom. Large boarded loft. Cavity wall insulation, gas c.h. with efficiency condensing boiler. Well-maintained secluded south-facing half-acre garden to rear, having patios, raised beds, pond, flowerbeds, mature trees, lawns accommodation tennis court, vegetable and soft fruit gardens, greenhouse and shed. £675,000 freehold. Tel.: 01865 557466.

£384,950 Freeland, 9 miles from Oxford: an individual house built by owners in 1930 and tastefully extended to 4 bedrooms; 2 reception; 2 bathrooms. Original fireplaces carefully preserved. Newly fitted kitchen with fridge/freezer, cooker, w/machine, utility room, ground-floor cloakroom. Gas c.h., decking to the rear, d.g. throughout, garage, substantial garden to front and rear, mature trees. Tel.: 01869 347457. n

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Car For Sale

1998 Vauxhall Vectra Arctic with air conditioning, alloy wheels and ABS. Perfect condition. One lady owner from new, 69,000 miles, complete Vauxhall dealer service history. MOT and road tax until Jan. 2003. £3,200 o.n.o. Tel.: 01865 288726 or 0775 3581353.

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