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Indigenous Religions Study Day

Oxford Centre for Mission Studies in St Philip's and St James' Church, by Church Walk, Woodstock Road. A study day on indigenous religions, Tues., 10 June from 11.30 a.m. Terence Ranger `Aboriginal Christianities'; Ian Sampson `Theological Implications of Indigenous Religions in North America' (illustrated); Dr Paula Sampson `Indigenous Sacramental Practice and its implications for Mission and Development'. Lunch 12.30 p.m. The Study Day is organised in collaboration with the Centre for Anglican Communion Studies, Birmingham, and is open to anyone with an academic interest in the kind of topic being set forth. Please book in advance if you want lunch (£2.50). Monologues should not last more than 40 minutes and 20 minutes can be devoted to discussion. There will be a video.For further information contact: Ben Knighton, tel.: +44 (0) 1865 556 071, e-mail: Web site :

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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

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.

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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. 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: 5 June, Priorities in Interfaith Work, Revnd Marcus Braybrooke, President of the World Congress of Faiths; 12 June, Engaged Buddhism: Social Action and the Peaceful Heart, Peter Carey, Trinity College; 19 June, Christianity and Climate, Rev'd Dr Ian James. 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, 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. Second-hand 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).

The Oxford Advisory Partnership LLP, 2–4 High Street, Kidlington OX5 2DH.Independent Financial Advisers. Tel.: 01865 848770, fax: 01865 849543, e-mail: We have been associated with the University of Oxford since 1994 and specialise in providing a personal financial planning service to members of the academic community. We provide advice on: retirement planning, school fees plans, critical illness cover, holistic financial planning, stakeholder pensions, savings & investments, income protection, long term care, inheritance tax, ethical investments, life assurance options, mortgages & remortgages. Please contact us to arrange an initial consultation at no charge or obligation to take further action. A member of Financial Options Ltd which is regulated by the Financial Services Authority (FSA). The FSA does not regulate all forms of the products or services we provide.

Indexing: Oxford Academic Services; indexing, project management, history research projects. Details of all services:, or Judith Loades, P.O.Box 323, Burford, Oxon. OX18 4XN.

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Domestic Services

Pleasant, mature, caring, responsible lady seeking Housekeeper's post. Experienced. Non-smoker. Also can provide housesitting and care for your pets while you are away. Excellent references. Please contact: 01865 552743 preferably between 9 a.m.–12 noon, or 6 p.m.–9 p.m.

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.

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

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

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Tuition Offered

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

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:

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Summer Let

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

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Houses to Let

Spacious detached 3/4-bedroom house with garden off Iffley Road. Close to shopping centre and bus routes in quiet neighbourhood. Fully furnished with all amenities and garage plus off-street parking. £1,100 p.c.m. Deposit required. Preferred lease 12 months. Tel.: 01865 766032. E-mail:

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

Comfortable and attractive cottage, Garsington (ten minutes east of Oxford; also convenient for M40). Two double bedrooms, own parking. Available short summer let or longer period. £200 p.w. Tel.: 01460 271008.

North Oxford : 2 new, bright, fully and tastefully furnished family houses with a choice of 2 bedrooms and a study, or 3 bedrooms and a large study/guest room; master bedrooms with en suite; family bathroom; cloakroom;lounge/diner; kitchen/breakfast room. Small landscaped garden, private parking available from June. Best suited to professionals or visiting academics seeking excellent standard accommodation in a good residential location just north of Summertown parade, with easy access to the centre of Oxford, University and hospital departments. Rents £1,200 and £1,400 p.c.m. Tel.: 01865 516144 or fax: 01865 437996.

Central Oxford–Victorian house, newly renovated throughout, funished and fully equipped. Five minutes walk to central Oxford, near scenic towpaths: 3 bedrooms; 2 bath/shower rooms (inc. en suite); 2 reception rooms; c.h.; intruder alarm; wired for phone and cable. Low maintenance garden. Residents' parking. Available 1 Aug. £1,050 p.m. Contact: 01865 723982 or 07743 539399, e-mail:

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:

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:

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

Temple Cowley: 1-bedroom furnished modern apartment to let. Non- smoking. Allocated parking. £650 p.c.m. Close to swimming pool and library, and bus route to city centre. Tel.: 01844 279416.

Two flats in central Oxford: (i) Rewley Park, 2-bedroom top (second) floor flat, a few minutes' walk from city centre and railway station. South-facing in excellent condition, fully furnished and equipped, and has a secure entry system and alarm. Light and airy lounge/dining room (TV & video) with triple views, one aspect overlooking a branch of the River Isis; double bedroom with fitted wardrobes and en suiteshower room; single bedroom with fitted wardrobes, futon bed and desk. Fully tiled bathroom with corner bath. £895 p.c.m. Available 3 June. (ii)Waterways (Frenchay Road), 2-bedroom top-floor (second) flat, a few minutes' walk from Summertown and close to city centre. The property is in excellent condition, extremely spacious and has high ceilings. Fully furnished and equipped with lift, secure video entry system and alarm. Light and airy lounge/dining room; large double bedroom with fitted wardrobes and en suiteshower. Smaller double bedroom with fitted wardrobes and desk. Views of the Oxford canal and Port Meadow. Tiled bathroom. £1,150. Available 7 June. Both flats have well-equipped kitchens with gas hob, electric oven, microwave, dishwasher and washing machine, gas c.h. and designated parking space and are ideal for visiting academics. Tel./fax: 01865 880018. Mobile 07788562300. E-mail:

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

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- and 6-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.

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Serviced Accommodation

Finally! the luxurious and economical alternative to 5-star luxury hotels, in central Oxford. Ambassador's Oxford offers clients short-stay 2-bedroom, 2 bathroom–1 en suite–5-star apartments in the centre of Oxford with allocated parking. Only 3 minutes' walk from the railway station and the Saïd Business School. Furnished to a very high standard to include well-equipped kitchen and lounge, computer, printer, Internet access, and weekly Maid Service. From £118 per apartment per night, to accommodate up to 4/5 guests. Contact:, or tel.: 07876 203378.

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Accommodation Offered

Two flats or spacious family house:(i) lovely furnished ground-floor flat to let in residential North Oxford, only 3 minutes' walk from Summertown, 20 minutes from the city. Spacious double bedroom; shower room with bidet and w.c.; open plan sitting room/dining conservatory; modern fitted kitchen. Pretty garden. £995 p.c.m. (ii) further accommodation available from Aug. Duplex flat on first and second floor comprising sunny double bedroom with en suite, further double and single rooms (currently bedrooms but flexible), bathroom with shower, kitchen/sitting room, bathroom, shared utility room. Pretty garden. £1,100 p.c.m. For further details visit or call 01865 554142.

Quiet, non-smoking professional female sought to share spacious, fully furnished house in Marston, with quiet female academic who is busy writing a book. Off- street parking, own phone line, garage, large garden.£470 p.c.m. plus bills. Available 1 July. Longer let preferred. Tel.: 01865 721 729 after 6 p.m.

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

Oxford B & B. A home from home. £55 double/£35 single. Tel.: 01865 770 501, 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

Post-doctoral researcher, female, non-smoker would like to rent accommodation (house share or flat, furnished or unfurnished) within cycling distance of city centre. Please contact Rebecca Clark on 01865 284195 (eves.) or e-mail:

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

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Holiday Lets

Spain: La Fresneda. A village house in an idyllic hillside Spanish pueblo. This is rural Spain at its unspoiled best. Border of Aragon and Catalonia, within reach of Barcelona. Great views, described as "Pure bliss" by previous customers. Village has swimming pool, shops, a few bars and historical buildings. See: for more details or tel. 01865 208 930.

Lot/Dordogne: beautiful stone 17th-century farmhouse with pigeonnier, sleeps up to 14, 10 m. pool. Large garden. Chosen for Alastair Sawday's `Special Places to Stay in France'. Lots to do nearby. Available June (until 28th) £775 p.w.; 28 June–4 July, £900; July (until 26th), and 16–23 Aug., £1,450; Sept., (until 13th), £800 p.w., rest of Sept., £700 p.w. Tel.: 01865 556307. Web site:

Cracow, Poland: fully equipped, newly refurbished studio flat (sleeps 2): 5 minutes walk to historic centre and Jewish town; convenient for shopping, eating out, and public transport. Long and short summer breaks. Contact Dorota on 01865 778968, e- mail:

Luxury flat on a golf course for long term rent in Alicante, Spain: available from 1 July. Fantastic location close to airport (14 km) and beach (15 minute walk). Exquisitely finished and fully equipped. Amenities include tennis, squash, jacuzzi, steam bath, pool etc. Contact: for infor and pictures.

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

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 588 448.

Charming flat in central Florence with 2 delightful resident cats: sleeps 2-5; 2 bathrooms; well-equipped kitchen; large furnished balcony with view. Available July (min., let 1 week). £350 p.w. inc. utilities except phone. Linen and cat supplies provided. Replies to:

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:

Andalucia Gaucin: Casa Alta, a delightful private house in white mountain village to let 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 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:

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. Regualr 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 June to Sept. (exc. 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. 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, riding, 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:

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-bed rooms). Spacious living area incorporates a fully equipped kitchen. Bed linen supplied. Self- contained garden. Enquiries to:

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.

Gardens of Cornwall B & B: if you are visiting the gardens of Cornwall this year why not stay at Colgare House B & B. Strategically placed on the Lanhydrock Estate near Bodmin, surrounded by woodlands and pasture, Colgare is a tranquil Victorian house offering 2 double and 2 single bedrooms for guests all of which have magnificent views to the south. From this central point, with access to the A30 and A38 it is only 20 minutes to The Eden Project and 35 minutes to the Lost Gardens of Heligan as well as either of Cornwall's North or South coasts. Well behaved dogs are welcome. B & B £28–£35 per person per night. Phone Colgare House 01208 269 605. E-mail:

Paris apartment available for short or longer stays: delightful 1- bedroom, first-floor flat overlooking the Place du Marche St Catherine (Marais). Period building with large windows and high ceilings. Attractively furnished and well-equipped with television, CD, hairdryer, etc. Linen and cleaning provided. Available from late July, 3 nights minimum. £55 per night, £325 per week or £950 per month for members of the university. (Non-member rates are £65 per night, £395 p.w., and £1,050 p.c.m.). Contact Dr J.J. Chamberlain on 07957 588 448 or e-mail:

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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Flats 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 c.h. and boiler. £175,000. Owners moving late Sept. For more information or to view please contact Peter Wilson:, or tel.: 01865 246239.

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

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