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Summer Jazz

For single professionals (mid-30s/mid-40s)–Late Summer Jazz Drinks on the River Thames in aid of UNICEF. Sat. 20 Sept.–quayside 7 p.m., returning 10 p.m. Tickets £35. Come and meet like-minded people. Information/application form:

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Cafe Zouk

Mughal Indian cuisine. First floor, 135 High Street, Oxford. Food individually blended, with a distinctive range of unique dishes. No artificial ingredients in the food. Restful backdrop to high-quality food and service. Tel.: 01865 251600. Open: daily 12 noon–2.30 p.m, and 6 p.m.–11.30 p.m. Website:

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English Speaking Union

The English-Speaking Union Lindemann Trust Fellowship Awards to the USA–2004. Fellowships are for 1 year, offered to graduates of exceptional promise in pure and applied physical sciences; stipend of $30,000. Closing date: 10 October 2003. Contact: The Education Officer, 37 Charles Street, London W1J 5ED, e-mail:

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Oxford University Newcomers' Club

The Club exists to welcome to Oxford the partners and families of academic visitors and graduate students. Come along to the Club Rooms at 13 Norham Gardens any Wednesday morning during term time, and during the summer vacation, from 10.30 a.m.–12 noon, to meet us and other Newcomers, and to make purchases at our second-hand equipment sotre. The programme for Michaelmas Term 2003 opens with a coffee morning on Wednesday 8 October, and there will be a welcome party in the Club Rooms on Sunday 2 Nov., 5-6.30 p.m.

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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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Books Bought and Sold

Books Bought: 01865 727928–we buy any quantity of books, from single items of importance to entire libraries on history and the humanities. Unsworth's Booksellers (ABA). Shops at 15 Turl Street, Oxford OX1 3DQ and 12 Bloomsbury Street, London WC1B 3QA. Open every day. E-mail: Web site:

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Services Offered

Big or small, we ship it all, plus free pick up anywhere in Oxford. Also 24-hour photocopying, private mailing addresses (24-hour access, and mail forwarding world-wide), binding, fax bureau, colour photocopying, mailing services, and much more. Contact or visit Mail Boxes Etc., 266 Banbury Rd., Oxford. Tel.: 01865 514655, fax: 514656, e-mail:, also at: 94 London Rd., Oxford. Tel.: 01865 741729, fax: 01865 742431, e-mail:

Town and Country Trees: arboricultural contractors; modern arboricultural techniques; local authority approved; safeguarded by full Public Liability insurance. Free advice and quotations. Tel.: 0845 458 2980 or 07976 261850 (mobile).

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

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

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Camp Energy

Located in the beautiful setting of The Dragon School the camp's aims are to offer exciting and rewarding opportunities to children during their school holidays, and to emphasise the importance of physical activity, taught by professional coaches in our daily schedule. A typical day also includes arts and crafts in a new purpose built art studio together with excursions to places of local interest. Camp Energy is a registered provider of childcare and all staff are police checked and vetted. For further information please call 01865 292072 or visit our Web site: All university staff will receive a 10% discount (please supply your University Identity Card number when booking).

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Domestic Services

Nanny share: family employing an experienced, qualified (and about to be OFSTED registered) nanny seeks a pre-school child/children to join a share from Sept. (when child of current share partner starts school). Hours available any combination of Mon. 8 a.m.–6 p.m., Tues., 8 a.m.–6 p.m., Wed.–Fri., 8.30 a.m.–3 p.m. Cost £3.50 per hour. Current employer will deal with all tax and NI. For more information and references call Rachel Martin (main employer) on 01865 452765, or 07971 225973.

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 Wanted

Tutor: to teach Chinese Mandarin to 2 children aged 4 and 5 years. Please ring: 01865 452690.

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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

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Situations Vacant

Artnik Publishing requires a part-time London based person proficient in the use of QuarkExpress, Photoshop and Illustrator. Please apply to:

Director: OCM is one of the UK's foremost new music organisations, promoting new classical, jazz, world, electronica, post-rock and improvised music with frequent Radio 3 broadcasts, and regualr local and national coverage. We are looking for an ambitious Director with a strong vision, and commitment to new music. Applicatns must demonstrate a good rack record in fundraising, marketing and financial management. A good knowledge of a wide range of new music, and of audience development work, is highly desirable. Salary £22,00 to £24,000 depending on experience. For an application pack tel.: 01865 488369 or e-mail: Completed applications required by 18 Aug. Interviews will be held in the week commencing 8 Sept.

Modern History Faculty: Administrator, Modern History Research Unit. Clerical Grade 4, £15,035–£17,416 p.a. pro rata (50%); 2 year post funded by Oxford University Research Development Fund. Applications are invited for the post of administrator for a new research unit in Modern History to be based in a suite of offices in the old Radcliffe Infirmary building. The post is part-time (50%). Duties will include ensuring that researchers and students using the space are fully resourced, and setting up systems for the day to day running of the unit, including a seminar room. The appointee will have a specific role in relation to the Modern European History Research Centre (also based in the new offices), providing secretarial support to the Research Director and undertaking all administration connected to the M.Phil. in Modern European History under the guidance of the programme coordinator. The ideal candidate will have experience of academic administration, will be able to work independently, have the ability to liaise with a variety of staff, students and visitors and enjoy the challenge of being involved in the early stages of a project. Further particulars may be obtained from the Administrator, Modern History Faculty, Broad Street OX1 3BD. E-mail:; or from the Web site: The deadline for applications is 22 Aug., and interviews will be held in the week beginning 8 Sept.

Modern History Faculty: Research Development Officer (part-time, 50%). Grade RA1 A £18,265-£20,311 pro rata. Applications are invited for this two year post, funded by Oxford University Research Development Fund, to be based in the new Modern History research unit in the old Radcliffe Infirmary. This is an exciting opportunity to work with academics and post-graduates in the Modern History Faculty (including the Modern European History Research Centre) to identify potential research projects, taking them from initial stage through to proposal and securing of funding. Duties will include publicity work, preparing budgets, researching sources of funds, preparing applications and keeping accurate records. The ideal candidate will have an interest in history, have some experience of/understanding of obtaining external research grants or fundraising, be self-motivated and have excellent report/proposal writing skills. Further particulars from the Administrator, Modern History Faculty, Broad Street OX1 3BD. E-mail:, or from the Web site: The deadline for applications is 22 Aug., and interviews will be held in the week beginning 8 Sept.

Merton College seeks to appoint a part-time Library Assistant to join a small team providing reader services and stock management in a busy undergraduate library. The successful applicant will have good communication and keyboard skills, and enjoy dealing with readers. The ability to work accurately and efficiently as part of a team is essential. Previous library experience is desirable, but full training will be provided. This is a permanent position currently 2 days per week as part of an existing job share, at a salary of £6.71 per hour. Further particulars of the position and an application form may be obtained from Ms Catherine Ross, Merton College, Oxford OX1 4JD. Tel.: 01865 276380. Closing date: 1 Sept. Interviews will be held in the week of 22 Sept.

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Summer Lets

Three-bedroom terrace house, sleeps 4-5; sitting room, dining room and gardens. Available from Aug., up to 5 weeks. £250 p.w. The house is situated by the river within walking distance from the city centre (under 10 minutes). Contact Lucia on 01865 243679 or e-mail:

August in Summertown,Oxford: light and spacious semi-detached Edwardian 3-bedroom family house with large kitchen/dining room and south-facing garden, 2 WCs, within 30 metres of shops. £420 p.w. from 1 Aug. E-mail:

Riverside Victorian family 3-bedroom house in West Oxford, from 13 Aug. to 2 Sept.; 2 bathrooms; spacious open-plan kitchen; very light living room; sleeps 6 (inc. bunk bed). Sunny garden. Ten minutes' walking distance to town centre; 2 minutes' from train station, and riverside walks to Port Meadow and Christ Church Meadow on doorstep. Canoe and bicycles available. £300 p.w. or £750 for 3 weeks. E-mail: Tel.: 01865 241178.

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Houses to Let

Grandpont, 15 minutes' walk south of city centre. Imaginatively remodelled Victorian house, large double bedroom, second bedroom/studio facing south, luxury bathroom with power shower, spacious open plan ground floor, fully fitted kitchen with dishwasher, south facing rear garden. £875 p.c.m. Unusual and inviting, ideal for a professional couple, sorry no smokers or pets. Available end. Oct. Call: +44 (0) 1865 721297, fax: +44 (0) 1865 247070. E-mail:

Headington, close to Shotover, spacious 3-bedroom chalet bungalow, from end Aug., 1 year or more. Gas c.h.; washing machine; garden; garage. Off-road parking.Suit visiting family or 3 professionals. References and deposit required. £1,000 p.c.m. Tel.: Kate Kelly 0121 426 6954/07711 320810, or e-mail:

Spacious 2-bedroom house to let. Fully furnished Victorian house in East Oxford; sitting room; dining room; fitted kitchen; 2 large bedrooms; garden; gas c.h. Easy walking distance to shops and amenities. Good access to town centre, university, hospitals, and bus routes. £740 p.m. Available for 6 months let, Oct.'03 to March 2004 (possibility of negotiating dates). Tel.: 01865 793890. E-mail:

Two-bedroom house, Iffley Fields: Stratford Street, detached, newly converted; available furnished/unfurnished. Off-street parking, courtyard garden and all kitchen appliances. £850 p.c.m. Available now. E-mail:

Delightful Edwardian semi in sought after Old Boars Hill; country walks from the door, Oxford 4 miles. Unfurnished or partly furnished; fully carpeted; excellent decorative order throughout; 3 bedrooms; 2 reception; well-equipped kitchen. Bath with shower. Working fireplace. Garage, lovely gardens. Short or long let. Available Sept. £1,000 Tel.: 01865 735305. E-mail:

East Oxford: charming 2-bedroom Victorian terrace house, fully furnished with spacious living room. Suit professional non-smoking couple (plus child); 3 minutes' from shops, 1 minute from frequent bus route to city centre; within walking distance of centre. Available mid-Sept. to end Dec. £1,100 p.c.m. Tel.: 01865 423410; e-mail:

From Sept., furnished/unfurnished, West Oxford, half a mile from centre: new Victorian style house. Sitting/dining room; kitchen/breakfast; 3 double bedrooms; 2 bathrooms; ground floor cloakroom. Pretty courtyard garden. Nearby water meadows, parks, canal walks, good schools. Private parking. £1,350 p.c.m. Tel.: 01865 559911.

North Oxford , Walton Manor: 4 bedroom house, tastefully redecorated and new furniture; period features; 2 bathrooms; 2 toilets; mature garden. Shops, cinema within minutes. Available end July for 6 months/1 year. £1,600 p.m. Tel.: James, 07808 723103.

North Oxford : 3-bedroom furnished house available for 1 year or longer from late Aug. On bus route to city; lounge; dining room; modern kitchen and bathroom. Gas c.h. Front and rear (60 ft) gardens. Garage. Non-smokers only. £1,150 p.c.m. Tel.: 01865 515547 or e-mail:

Semi-detached East Oxford house; 3 bedrooms (inc. study/bedroom with phone/internet); new kitchen; off-street parking; backs on to park, 1 minute from shops. Gardening included. Suit professional non-smoking couple (no children, pets please). Available for 12 months, renewable; viewing mid-Aug. £1,000 p.c.m. E-mail:

North Oxford , 2 new, bright, fully and tastefully furnished family houses with a choice of 2 bedrooms, plus study, or 4 bedroom, master bedrooms with en suite, family bathroom, cloakroom, lounge/diner, kitchen/breakfast, small landscaped garden, private parking. Just available. 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 from £1,075 and £1,350 p.c.m. Tel.: 01865 516144. Fax: 01865 437996.

Waterways, central north Oxford: selection of brand new luxury 4-/5- bedroom, and 3-bathroom houses in prestigious location. Master bedroom with spacious en suite; family bathroom with separate shower. Landscaped garden, some with conservatory. Elegantly furnished. Secure parking, some with own garage. High quality applicances and fittings. All properties owned, let and managed by Chase. No tenant administration fess charged. Immediately available. Tel.: Chase-the property people–01865 516060 or 07808 477850.

Four-bedroom house to let from Aug.; lovely, fully-furnished 4- bedroom house in residential north Oxford, close to schools, Summertown shops, and recreation centres. Twenty minutes' walk, or 5 minutes' bike ride from city centre (frequent bus route). Master bedroom with en suitebathroom on second floor, 2 further double bedrooms, and single bedroom, family bathroom, and shower room with bidet. Open-plan sitting room with sunny south-facing dining area. Fully fitted kitchen with built-in fridge-freezer, dishwasher, gas hob, and electric oven. Utility room with washing machine. Further reception on first floor (currently sitting room with mini kitchen bu flexible). Off-street parking. Attractive easy gardens. See: £1,875 p.c.m. plus bills. Tel.: +44 (0) 1865 554142.

Beautifully modernised house to let, East Oxford, 8 or 9 months from Sept. Two double bedrooms; 2 studies; sitting room; dining room; 1½ bathrooms; c.h.; appliances. Tweny minutes' walk Bodleian, near London bus. Walled garden. £1,000 monthly. Tel.: 01865 242966.

Detached, furnished, 4-bedroom house off Iffley Road: close to shopping etc.; quiet neighbourhood. Would suit visiting family or 4 professionals. Double glazing, c.h., washing machine and drier, garage plus off-street parking. £1,200 p.c.m. References and deposit required. 12 months lease. 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

St Margaret's Road: modern, furnished 2-bedroom apartment over 2 floors of a purpose-built block in central North Oxford; double bedroom with wall of wardrobes; single bedroom with built-in closet; freshly refitted bathroom and kitchen with washer/drier, fridge/freezer, and dishwasher; living room; lock-up garage; use of large communal garden. Freshly redecorated throughout. Available to non-smokers from early Sept. Rent £850 p.c.m. Contact:

Two-bedroom flat in St Clements, £770 p.m. plus bills. Ground- floor flat with secure car parking. Excellent architect designed accommodation: 1 double bedroom, 1 single bedroom, kitchen, diner/lounge, bathroom with shower. Available for short/medium/long term letting from 1 Aug. onwards. Phone David on 01865 311557 or e- mail:

Short let–£1,100 p.c.m. Two-bedroom furnished apartment with parking situated on the Oxford Waterside development. Available 5 Sept., to 9 Dec.: Woodstock Road–£850 p.c.m. Two-bedroom furnished apartment with balconies and parking. Available 5 Sept. to 30 June 2004. Contact Sarah Richardson, Lettings Manager, Scott Fraser Lifestyle, 205a Banbury Road, Summertown, Oxford OX2 7HQ. Tel.: 01865 554577. Fax: 01865 554578. Web site:

Central north Oxford: to let from 1 Oct., 1-bedroom garden flat, furnished, large rooms, g.c.h. £680 p.c.m., inc. council tax and utilities. Suit single person or couple. Non-smoker. To view tel.: 01865 511935.

Overlooking tranquil stream in the heart of town: double bed flat, modernised, airy, sash windows, spacious kitchen, bathroom, separate living room with sofa bed, balcony, garden. Minutes from station and university. Nicely furnished, parking. A really delightful apartment for non-smoking singles or couple available from Sept.7 for 1 year (or longer). £785 p.c.m. plus bills. Good references essential. contact:, or tel.: 01865 247180.

Central North Oxford 1- and 2-bedroom apartments in a charming grand and secure Victorian house with ample parking, and within minutes walk from most central university and hospital departments. Would best suit mature professional and visiting academics. The 1-bed available from Sept., at £750 p.c.m, the 2-beds available from Aug., at £875 p.c.m. For further information on the above, and on a variety of north Oxford apartments and houses available for the academic year tel.: 01865 516144 or fax: 01865 437996.

North Oxford , Woodstock Close: 2-bedroom, second-floor flat; quiet, south facing over communal gardens; furnished with well equipped kitchen; lift and allocated parking. Available 1 Sept. £700 p.c.m. Tel.: 01865 515089.

Available from Aug., furnished or unfurnished, central north Oxford: top three floors of pretty Victorian house; 30 ft drawing room; 3 double bedrooms; kitchen/diner; bathroom; courtyard garden. Parking permit. Good schools. Half mile city centre, 5 minutes from water meadows and canal walks. £1,250 p.c.m. Tel.: 01865 559911.

Charming, light flat overlooking the Thames at Folly Bridge, a short walk from the town centre, libraries, and Christ Church Meadows. One double bedroom and a further bedroom furnished as a study. Fully equipped and furnished, inc. linen. Would suit a visiting academic couple. Non-smokers only. Available for termly letting, i.e. 10 weeks or less. Sept. to June. Tel.: 01865 245176 (after 4 Aug.).

North Oxford : 1-and2-bedroom apartments (1 double, 1 single) in the centre of Summertown, a stone's throw from all amenities, and with easy access to the centre of Oxford, university, business, hospital and sports complex. Bright, secure, purpose built with private parking. Available from various dates at rents of £650 to £775 p.c.m. Best suited to professionals or visiting academics seeking good standard accommodation. Tel.: 01865 516144, fax: 01865 437996.

North Oxford flat to let: 2-bedroom, 2 bathroom in Waterways development. Good for Summertown/Jericho/hospital. Furnished or unfurnished. £1,100 p.m. Available from Sept. E-mail: or tel.: 01865 557401.

We have a limited number of 3-bedroom flats still available for academic year 2003/2004, 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 this we have 4, 5 and 6-bedroom properties available. All equipped to the highest standard. To see details of these properties please visit our Web site: Tel.: 01865 318533, North Oxford Property Services Ltd., 47 Walton Street, Jericho, Oxford OX2 6AD.

Central Oxford, Folly Bridge, 5 minutes' walk from Carfax Tower, in a quiet residential area, with private garden, and a few yards from the river: bedsitter, with large kitchen, washing machine, bathroom with bath and shower. Fully furnished. Suit single person or couple. Available from 1 Sept.–31 Jan., 2004. £550 p.c.m., plus bills. Tel.: 01865 722343 (eves., or leave a message), cell: 07762 945831, e-mail:

Central North Oxford: 10 minutes' walk from city centre, all main university buildings and parks, also very close to the river: 4 exceptionally well-furnished flats available for short/long lets in extremely quiet, civilised, large Victorian house in this exclusive, leafy, residential Victorian suburb with large light airy rooms. Available now 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

Fully furnished and serviced 3 and 4 star self-catering apartments available in North Oxford, 15 minutes' from Oxford city centre. Suitable for short lets for visiting academics or business people. From £320 p.w. all inc. Sleeps 2-5 people. Tel.: 07870 234 725. Web site: E-mail:

North Oxford : the luxury alternative to a hotel or letting, brand new high quality serviced accommodation, secure parking, elegantly appointed, located within prestigious Waterways development in central location 5 minutes' from city centre: fully landscaped garden for own use, maid service to suit, other facilities provided upon request. Short or long term stay to meet your needs. For further details please contact Chase-the property people-01865 516060 or 07808 477850.

Short stay and serviced apartments: luxury canal side apartments in a secure gated development. These 1-,2-, and 3-bedroom suites are available for a short or extended stay with a maid service option. High specification interiors and private balconies make The Wharf House a real home for a short sabbatical or as a base from which to relocate. For further information on availability please contact Finders Keepers on 01865 311011, 226 Banbury Road, Oxford OX2 7BY, or visit our Web site:

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Accommodation Offered

Large study bedroom to let in shared Old Boars Hill cottage. Stunning country view. Ideal for visiting researcher or D.Phil. student. Large garden, modern appliances, fireplace. Close to Oxford bus. £425 p.c.m., incl. utilities, except telephone. Available Michaelmas Term 2003 (1 Sept.–31 Dec.) or for 1 year from 1 Sept. Contact: James Milner, e-mail:, or tel.: 07813 959174.

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

Let Finders Keepers award winning North Oxford office make you at home in Oxfordshire. Over thirty years experience, a dedicated 24-hour management service and a comprehensive marketing profile ensure Finders Keepers ' reputation for making renting a pleasure is endorsed by both landlords and tenants. Whether you are looking for a short term sabbatical base in the city or a more permanent home we have a range of quality properties to match your requirements. With a dedicated team of property managers, letting negotiators, and an interior design and buildings division we offer landlords sage advice on all aspects of the residential market, providing security in the knowledge that your home is in skilled and capable hands. For further information on availability and landlord services please contact Finders Keepers, 226 Banbury Road, Summertown, Oxford OX2 7BY. Tel.: 01865 311011 or visit our Web site:

Paying guests, visiting academics, welcomed for short or long stays in the comfortable home of a semi-retired academic couple, in exclusive, quiet, leafy central north Oxford, within walking distance of all main university buildings, town centre, parks, river, good shops, and restaurants. All rooms have colour TV, tea-/coffee-making facilities, microwave, and refrigerator and/or deep-freeze availability, c.h., and independent heating. Breakfast included in the very moderate terms. Tel./fax: 01865 557879.

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

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Accommodation Sought

Academic archaeologist seeks accommodation (flat or house-sit) in central north Oxford for Hilary Term 2004. Non-smoker. Contact Simon Price, 01865 274379 (work), 01865 559644 (home). 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

Last minute let Marseille: charming light 4-bedroom town house at the foot of church Notre Dame de la Garde in quiet cul-de-sac, with terrace overlooking Marseille. Walk 2 minutes to shops, 10 minutes to town centre, 25 minutes' to beach, 25 minutes' drive to Aix-en-Provence, the Camargue and to beaches in Cassis, and the spectacular calanques. Sleeps 5-6. Available only from 1 to 10 Aug., for 700 Eauros/10 days. E-mail: or tel.: 0033/491531002.

Holiday apartments in Sicily: 40 sq m. apartments, 400 metres from the beach with balcony or terrace in Patti, a friendly town on the coast. Easy access to the Aolian islands, Messina, Taormina. Contact:, or

Luxury flat on a golf course, for rent in Alicante, Spain. Available from July. Fantastic location, close to beach (15 minute walk), and airport (14 km). Two bedrooms; 2 shower/bathrooms; exquisitely finished, and fully equipped (TV, washing machine, drier, overn, microwave). Amenities inc., tennis, squash, jacuzzi, steam bath, pool etc. Contact: for info and pictures.

Paris 12eme between Nation and Bastille, small studio, sleeps 2, Rue de Cotte, very near Marche Beauvau, Marche Aligre, `Coulee Verte', near the Gare de Lyon. Well equipped; bathroom; kitchen area; digicode and interphone; lift. Non-smokers only. £150 p.w., £280 fortnight, £500 four weeks, no bills. Available 1 July to 30 Aug. For pictures, more details: Studio, 3 Hill Top Road, Oxford OX4 1PB, or tel.: 01865 728603 until 3 July, or e-mail:

Cottage with shared pool (5 adjoining cottages–a beautiful barn conversion) on the border of the Dordogne and Charente. Sleeps 6. One king-size bed, 2 twin, plus futon for extra guest if required. Fully fitted kitchen, wood burning stove in open plan living room. 1 June to 14 July, and 31 Aug. to mid-Sept. £500 p.w. 15 July to 30 Aug. £650 p.w. All other weeks throughout the year £200 p.w. Prices include electricity and water, also weekly cleaner and bedlinen. You will need to bring your own towels. On arrival, bread, milk, butter, and cheese will be provided. For further details look at Web site: Contact Maggie Faulkner on 01865 512098 or e-mail:

York Holiday Apartment: 1-bedroom riverside apartment (sleeps 2): 5 minutes walk to historic city centre; sitting/dining room, small balcony, new kitchen, bathroom. Oct.–Apr., £280 p.w. Short breaks £45/night (min., 3 nights). May-Sept., £320 p.w. (£50/night). Christine Turner 01954 201218, e-mail:, Web site:

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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House for Sale

One-bedroom house in Didcot in quiet cul-de-sac location, close to A34 and mainline station for Oxford, London and the South West. Accommodation comprises: hall, living room, kitchen, double bedroom, bathroom (with power shower). Well-stocked rear garden with shed, and rear access, front garden laid to gravel; 2 off-road parking spaces. New built-in oven. Price to include washing machine, fridge, and freezer (all less than 3 years old). Offers in the region of £119.950. Ideal first-time buyer or investment purchase. Please tel.: 01235 811020 for further information and to arrange a viewing (office hours). n

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