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Concert

Friday, 4 June, 8 p.m. Sheldonian Theatre: Brahms, Violin Concerto in D, Op.77; Symphony No. 4 in E minor, Op. 98. The Oxford Philomusica Orchestra, Min Lee, violin, Marios Papadopoulos, conductor. Tickets: £30, £24, £17, £10. Book online at www.oxfordphil.com, Box Office 01865 305305.

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Oxford University Newcomers' Club

The Club welcomes the wives, husbands, and partners of visiting scholars, graduates and members of the University who are new to Oxford. It aims to offer help, advice and information, and the opportunity to meet others socially. Informal coffee mornings are held at 13 Norham Gardens every Wednesday in term, also on the Wednesday before term starts, the Wednesday after the end of term and during the summer holidays. Newcomers with children (0-4 years) meet every Friday in term from 10-15 a.m. to 12 midday. Other term time activities include a Book Group, informal Conversation Group, and tours to colleges, museums, and other places of interest, also country walks and garden trips. Secondhand items can be bought on Wed. mornings 10.30 a.m. to 12 midday from the equipment room—open all year except for 2 weeks at Christmas and Easter. Visit our Web site: www.ox.ac.uk/staff.

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Lectures

St Giles' Thursday Lunchtime Talks, Trinity Term 2004—27/05/04: Keeping the Peace: the essential soldier—Roy Giles; 03/06/04: Iraq: the aftermath—Andrew White; 10/06/04: Debt and Poverty from an Islamic Perspective—Muhammad Imran; 17/06/04: Why Fair Trade?—Carol Wills. (The titles of some of the talks are to be confirmed.) The talks will be held at St Giles' Church at 12.30pm. Everyone is welcome. In order to help us with our costs, a small donation would be appreciated. For more information visit: www.st-giles- church.org.

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Antiques Bought and Sold

Antiques and decorative objects bought and sold: desks and library furniture always wanted, also garden stonework and large gilt picture frames—any condition. 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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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. Email: gjeffreysatu@aol.com.

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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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Cafe Zouk

Mughal Indian cuisine: 1st floor, 135 High Street, Oxford. From our kitchen to your table, we would like to bring you herbs, spices, roots, beauty, fragrances and Mughal tradition of passion for good food. Tel.: 01865 251600. Open: daily 12 p.m. to 2.30 p.m. and 5.30 p.m. to 11.30 p.m. Web site: http://www.cafezouk.co.uk.

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Services Offered

Word Processing: Manuscripts, Dissertations, Reports, Abstracts, Books, Presentations, Letters, Accounts, Business Cards, Transcribing (audio/digital). Professional and confidential. Reasonable rates, including postage and consumables. 14 years professional experience. Work can be posted, faxed or emailed. Tel./Fax: 01639 823974 or email: catherine.hoar@btopenworld.com.

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, email: summertown@020.mbe.uk.com, also at: 94 London Rd., Oxford. Tel.: 01865 741729, fax: 01865 742431, email: staff@mbeheadington.co.uk.

Typing service. Manuscript typing (not thesis typing): £10 per hour/4 sides A4. Fast and accurate. Contact Louise Pim on Oxford 721582.

Marshall & Galpin Solicitors, Family Department. We are an established Oxfordshire private client firm with offices in Oxford, Thame and Abingdon. We have seven specialist family lawyers who advise on a wide range of issues: divorce and separation, children, financial agreements on divorce, pre-nuptial agreements, cohabitee disputes, separation agreements and pensions. Our lawyers are members of the Solicitors Family Law Association. Two members of the team are Deputy District Judges and three are trained mediators. We offer a range of competitive rates and a short free initial interview. French, Spanish and Italian spoken. Other services provided by the firm include property adviceconveyancing, wills & probate, personal injury & medical negligence, employment and businesscommercial. For further information visit our website at: www.marshallgalpin.com or contact Mary Wakem on 01865 792300 (Oxford), Simon Bassett on 01235 555345 (Abingdon), James Stonham 01844 261966 (Thame). 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).

For general property repairs, odd jobs and maintenance (shelving, cupboards, basic plumbing, decorating and electrical work), give me a call. Excellent references. Contact Anthony Swift on 01865 762576.

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Personal Training Services

One of the highest qualified exercise and nutritional consultant/personal trainers in the UK. 35 years' experience. MSc Biomechanics and Applied Human Movement; BSc (Hons 1st) Sports Nutrition; Adv. Dip in Clinical Stress Management; Adv. Dip in Clinical Sports Therapy. Member of the Bangritish Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences. Member of the International Society of Biomechanics. Expert attention for tone, weight loss, injury and rehabilitation and performance, from total novice levels to advanced, regardless of sex, age or physical limitations. Web site: www.alangordon-health.co.uk.

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Domestic Services

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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Situations Vacant

The Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (Oxford DNB) requires clerical staff to assist with a range of publishing tasks. Work will be on a casual, part-time basis at a rate of £6 p.h. The Oxford DNB is a research project of the University of Oxford, funded by Oxford University Press and the British Academy, and is due to be published in print and online in Sept. this year. Work is continuing on updates to the online edition. CVs to Catriona Hopton: Oxford DNB, Oxford University Press, Great Clarendon Street, Oxford OX2 6DP. catriona.hopton@oup.com. Tel.: 01865 355028.

Stanford University Programme in Oxford require a part-time administrative assistant for Sept. 2004 to provide database maintenance, clerical and book-keeping support to the administrator. Up to 15 hours p.w. Stanford is a highly acclaimed US university, and the Programme in Oxford offers 47 students each term the chance to study here as part of their degree courses. Tel.: 01865 251193 or email: stanford@herald.ox.ac.uk.

Magdalen College School would like to appoint a lunchtime supervisor to work 1 p.m.–2.30 p.m. on at least 3 days p.w. in university term time, £12 per session. Please apply in writing to The Usher, Magdalen College School, Oxford OX4 1DZ. Tel.: 01865 242191. Closing date: 28 May.

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Houses to Let

North Oxford (Jericho): fully furnished, recently redecorated house, secluded garden, available from 1 Sept. for 1 year or less. Charming, cosy, quiet, c.h., easy to maintain, 2 bedrooms, 2 ½ bathrooms, washing machine, dryer, telephone, linen, dishes; walk to University, train and coach stations, near best schools, parks. Two bedrooms £1,250 p.m.; 3 bedrooms £1,500 p.m. (inc. bedsit with separate kitchen and entrance). Tel. J. Mackrell in Oxford (evenings or 7--8 a.m.), on: 01865 775567. Email: mackrelj@btopenworld.com. Or contact A. Gaston in Canada: +613 745 1368, fax: +613 745 0299, email: gaston@cyberus.ca.

Comfortable family house in Lonsdale Road, North Oxford. Two minutes' walk from Summertown shops and easy bus access to University. Fully furnished with a quiet garden. Excellent local schools. Spacious, semi-detached; 3 bedrooms, study, large living room, kitchen, bathroom, gas c.h. Street parking for car. Ideal for a visiting academic and his/her family. Available 1 Aug. for 12 months. £1,100 p.m. (inc. water rates, exc. council tax). Dr Max Peberdy. Tel.: 020-869 02442, email: maxpeberdy@aol.com.

Headington, Kiln Lane. Furnished and newly renovated 2–3 bedroom semi-detached house with c.h., kitchen, bathroom, lounge, dining room, garden, etc. Easy access for bus/car routes to city centre, university departments and the M40 to London. Close to shops, hospitals. Would suit professional university or medical couple. Available for rent initially for 1 year, with renewal possible. No smokers or pets. References required. Available now. £800 p.c.m. plus bills. Contact: 01865 735540.

Central North Oxford, between Jericho and Summertown. Victorian terrace, 2 bedrooms, bathroom, kitchen/diner, study, living room, garden, on-street parking. Beautiful condition and fully equipped. Ideal for non-smoking visiting academics. Available mid-Aug. 2004 to mid-July 2005 (some flexibility). £1,300 p.c.m, excl. bills. Email oxfordhouse@gmx.net for full details and pictures.

Central North Oxford. 4/5 bedroom house on 3 floors in a stunning location between the canal and Port Meadow. Walking distance to city centre, near playgrounds and schools. Excellent condition, less than 2 years old, 3 bathrooms, 2 showers, fully fitted kitchen. Would suit family. No smokers or pets please. Available from 16 July 2004 for 1 year. £1,940 p.c.m. Contact: 01865 513569 / 07900 988150 or email irini.skaliora@physiol.ox.uk.

Cumnor. Beautiful house situated in a side street of Cumnor Hill. 5 bedrooms. 3½ bathrooms, 3 large reception rooms, exceptional and secluded garden. Unfurnished, but furnishing may be possible. Rent will depend on length of tenancy and requirements. For further information, contact: 01865 438422 or email yellowsocks@ntlworld.com.

Central North Oxford. Very large family house with spectacular glazed open-plan living space. 3/4 reception rooms, 5/6 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, shower room, well furnished, fully equipped, nice garden, off-street parking for 3 cars, use of small boat on the Thames. Available from Aug. for the 04/05 academic year. £3,750 p.c.m., cleaner and gardener/handyman included. Contact: 01865 316202 or email jj@jjteam.demon.co.uk for photos and further details.

North Oxford . Charming recently built properties, fully furnished and equipped to a high standard with a choice of 2 bedrooms + study, and 4 bedrooms all with master bedroom en suite, family bathroom, cloakroom, lounge, kitchen/diner, landscape garden and private parking. Located in one of the best residential areas and close to Summertown shops and sporting amenity and with easy access to most hospital and most University departments. Best suited to professional or visiting academics with no pets and non smokers. The 2 bedroom + study are available from various dates (early August and mid-September) at £975 p.c.m. The 4 bedroom is available from late September at £1,195 p.c.m. Telephone: 01865 516144 or fax: 01865 437996 or email: a.fiorentino@ntlworld.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 email us with details of your requirements and we will do whatever we can without obligation. Tel.: 01865 764533, fax: 764777, email: info@qbman.co.uk.

Florence Park. Recently refurbished 1930s house with attractively designed garden. Close to local amenities, park and river. Easy access to central Oxford. Light and cosy; furnished with 2 large bedrooms and dressing room. Available from May for one year or less. Ideal for professional or family. £850 p.c.m + bills. Ms Jo Dixon. Tel.: 01865 760907, mobile: 07932 724232.

Cowley. Fully furnished 3–4 bedroom house with 2 bathrooms, gas c.h., extended fully- equipped kitchen. Small gardens, garage, and off-street parking. Suit family or graduate students. Available 1 July. £1,100 p.c.m. plus bills. Long lease available. References required. njwood@hotmail.com. Tel: 01865 464254 or 07929 003819.

Iffley Fields. Attractive unfurnished 4-bed family home. With accommodation over four floors this house comprises entrance hall with door to drawing room (10 by 4.2m) and stairs down to kitchen/dining area, further door to utility room and basement storage/playroom. 2 doubles and 1 single bedroom together with family bathroom on the first floor, stairs to master bedroom with ensuite bathroom. Gas c.h., secluded garden. Available from end Aug./Sept. for 1 year in the first instance and for at least 3 years if required. £1,450 p.c.m. info@collegeandcounty.biz or Tel.: 01865 722277.

Divinity Road. Large 4-bed family home, completely refurbished to high standard. 2 bathrooms, fully-fitted kitchen, living room, and dining room. Small garden. Available 1 July for short let (until end Aug.). £2,000 p.c.m. incl. utilities. info@collegeandcounty.biz.

Athens. Accommodation for the 2004 Olympic Games. Newly decorated apartment, situated in Pagrati, a cosmopolitan area close to the metro and all public transport. Pagrati is near the Panathinaiko Stadium (15 mins. walk), Goudi Olympic Complex (15 mins. bus ride), central Athens (25 mins. walk), and Plaka old Athens (20 mins. walk). 1 bedroom (with king size bed), sitting room, dining room/study, fully fitted kitchen with all mod cons, bathroom, and balconies all around, air-conditioning, TV and VCR, washing machine, and linen and bedding provided. Cleaning service available once a week. Available in August. For further information, please contact Vicky at: vicky_samara@hotmail.com.

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Flats to Let

Home from home: quiet accommodation in Headington in wonderful surroundings. One and a half miles from Oxford city centre. An architect-designed, self contained, split-level studio apartment. Light and airy with a French window to a tiny private garden. Fully furnished with cooking facilities and separate bathroom. Cast iron wood burning stove. Would suit a single person---postgraduate, research student, or visiting professor. Available for long or short lets. £650 p.c.m. (incl. heat, light, and cleaning). Tel.: 01865 762991; email: paulinehodson@supanet.com.

North Oxford . Responsible person or couple wanted for beautiful loft conversion in quiet road just north of Summertown. 2 large sunny rooms (1 inc. kitchenette), and shower/WC room. Frequent bus service to city centre, on-street parking. £650 p.c.m., incl. heating, water and electricity. Possiblity to include third large room (at extra cost). No smoking or pets. Telephone 01865 552648/07812 086060 or email cbaxter12000@yahoo.co.uk.

Inspirational space to do your research/write book. Summertown, North Oxford, light, airy, Scandinavian style house on 2 floors with idyllic romantic garden. 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms with good quality fittings, 2 reception rooms, large, light study, g.c.h, and a piano. Fully equipped, including linen, off-street parking. Lovely walks nearby. Available to non-smoking academic couple from 1 Sept. 2004 for 1 academic year. £1,100 p.c.m. (plus 6-week deposit). Contact: 01865 558166 or email karmunia@hotmail.com.

The Wharf House: a range of elegantly furnished 1, 2, and 3 bedroom canal-side apartments within a secure gated development. A convenient city base for a short stay with serviced options available. Let Finders Keepers make your time in Oxford a pleasant one. Finders Keepers, 226 Banbury Road, Oxford OX2 7BY. Telephone: 01865 311011. Web site: www.finders.co.uk.

Central North Oxford (Rawlinson Road). Attractive 1-bedroom self-contained flat with patio and parking. Lets of 3 months or more considered. £995 p.c.m. all incl. Telephone: 01865 556372 or 07771 802582; email: pjy@btinternet.com.

North Oxford . 1 & 2 bedroom apartments adjacent to Summertown shops and sporting amenity. Easy access to University and hospital departments. The 1 bedroom flat is available from Aug. at £675 p.c.m. The 2 bedroom flat (1 double, 1 singlestudy) is available from various dates (early June, early July, early to late Aug.) at £775 p.c.m. and £795 p.c.m. Best suited to professionals or visiting academics with no pets and non smokers. Telephone: 01865 516144 or fax: 01865 437996 or email: a.fiorentino@ntlworld.com.

Central North Oxford: 10 minutes' walk from city centre, all main university buildings and parks, also very close to the river: available now for short/long lets in extremely quiet, civilised, large Victorian house in this exclusive, leafy, residential Victorian suburb with large, light airy rooms: 2 luxury fully furnished flats, furnished to a very high standard; each has large double bedroom, drawing room, kitchen, bathroom; on first and second floors. Both available end June. Also: lovely ground floor flat, large double bedroom, large single bedroom, large drawing room, kitchen, bathroom. Available end Sept. Off-street parking, large secluded garden. Tel./fax: 01865 552400.

Central Oxford. Small one bedroom mews flat. Self contained. £720 p.c.m. Tel.: 01865 557933 (during office hours).

North Oxford . ½ mile from city centre/Summertown, two-storey flat, 2 bedrooms, L- shaped living room/kitchen, gas-fired c.h. and water, bathroom with shower, washer-dryer, furnished, separate entrance. No pets, no smoking. £800 p.c.m. Available June. Tel.: 01865 556085.

East Oxford/ Hill Top Road. Quiet cul-de-sac, 10 min. from city centre/ 5 min. walk to Brookes University. The fully furnished flat is on 2 floors. Well-equipped kitchen (washing machine, dishwasher, etc.), shower/toilet and large studio room with open fire and roof garden terrace. Garden access. Suitable for graduate/professional couple or single person. Available July 2004 for short or long let. £800 p.c.m. excl. www.tanyag.blowsearch.ws or call 01865 241429.

Sunny, 1 (double) bedroom first floor flat with garden in Headington. Newly decorated and fully furnished to a high standard, open-plan living room with sofa beds and computer desk, Sky TV, night storage heating, kitchen with breakfast bar and all mod cons. New bathroom with bath and electric shower. The flat has its own entrance and is close to shops, bus routes, hospitals, and Oxford Brookes University. Residential on-street parking easily available. Ideal for professional, lecturer, or post-grad. £695 p.c.m.. Available immediately. Telephone: Sioux Sharpe 07940 397220.

Attractive studio flat available in Cogges, Witney, at a very reasonable rent of £425 p.c.m. Please contact kath.thomson@taylib.ox.ac.uk.

Brussels/Belgium: Superb renovated apartment in the heart of Brussels. Ideal for one person or couple. 700 Euros p.c.m. Please call 01865 308724 for details (evenings/weekends).

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Self-catering Apartments

Fully furnished and serviced 3 and 4-star self-catering apartments available in North Oxford; 15 minutes' from Oxford city centre. Suitbale for short lets for visiting academics or business people. From £330 p.w. all inclusive. Sleeps 2–5 people. Tel.: 07870 234725. Web site: http://www.weeklyhome.com. Email: info@weeklyhome.com.

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Accommodation Offered

Little Garden B&B: `A home from home'. Single £38, double £50. Reduced monthly rates. Telephone: 01865 358578.

OxfordShortlets offers a portfolio of high quality self-catering short let properties as an excellent alternative to hotel/guesthouse and bed and breakfast accommodation in Oxford and the surrounding villages. We have a wide selection of quality homes available for short stay lets from 1 week up to several months. OxfordShortlets provides property rental on a short-term basis for professional individuals, groups or families requiring housing while visiting Oxford for holiday/vacation, business/academic, relocation purposes or temporary accommodation in between homes. Tel: 0870 1602325, fax: 0870 1602327, email: admin@oxfordshortlets.co.uk Website: www.oxfordshortlets.co.uk.

Delightful rooms in North Oxford available now. Short stay (up to 6 weeks). £55 p.w. Book by telephone or fax: 01865 511657 or email: coulsonm@btconnect.com.

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

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Accommodation Sought

Visiting academic couple from Germany with 5 year old daughter seek furnished house/flat in Oxford from 1 Aug. 2004 to 31 January 2005. Non-smokers, no pets. Could offer furnished flat near Basel, Switzerland. Contact Thomas Mueller at email: thomas.mueller@uni-bonn.de or telephone: 00 49 7623 965654.

July rental needed for MIT professor and family in Oxford, 6 July–5 Aug in part or whole, particularly the first week. Our kids are 7, 11 and 14. 2 close homes or one large one (sleeping 9) desired (relatives visiting). We can rent or swap. Contact Bill or Franny: frannyola@aol.com. Tel.: USA 1 978 635 1819.

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 email 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 Exchange

Australia. Home Exchange. Orthopaedic surgeon and family looking for accommodation in Oxford from July 2004 for 12 months. Seeking 3 bedroom house close to University for family of four (2 boys, aged 2 and 3 years). Will exchange for charming 3 bedroom "Queenslander", fully air conditioned, large front and back decks, huge garden and located minutes from downtown Brisbane. BMW 318i vehicle also included in exchange. For more information, please email: gallaghers_abroad@hotmail.com.

Boston, Massachusetts. Home Exchange. Current Sr. Visiting Research Fellow at St John's is interested in home exchange, 1 month---1 or 2 terms, during 2005 or 2006. Seeking flat or house near University suitable for academic couple. We have a wonderful, sunny, first-floor apartment in Brookline, Mass., one block from Boston proper; excellent access to all public transportation and all major universities. Quiet, tree-lined street, delightful shops and restaurants nearby. Entrance hall, dining room, living room, eat-in kitchen, 2 studies (one with couch that pulls out to become double bed), queen bed in master bedroom, heated sun porch, 2 bathrooms, parking, back yard, broadband internet access, cable TV, washer and dryer. I'm in Oxford until the end of July if you'd like to show me your place. nicolerafter@yahoo.com or 283191.

USA (East Coast). Professor and family looking for house-swap in Oxford for the first two weeks of Aug. Seeking accommodation for 4–6 people (my girls are 10 and 13). We are able to exchange our house in New Haven, Connecticut or/and our house outside Great Barrington, Massachussetts. Our home in Great Barrington has 5 bedrooms, screened porch, and 50 acres of woodland. In the summer Tanglewood (The Boston Symphony Orchestra) has its nightly performances only 15 min. away. There are three theatre companies nearby and Jacob Pillow Dance centre is only 20 min. from the house. Downtown Great Barrington is 5 min. away — great shopping facilities, many excellent restaurants. Our 4-bedroom home in New Haven is near downtown and Yale University—plenty of restaurants, museums, theatres. Also, New York City is easily accessible on the train. mnemerson@snet.net or call our local contact Catherine on 01865 514842.

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Holiday Lets

South Devon, nr Kingsbridge. Old stone cottage with gardens on a brook in a quiet village. Spacious, can accommodate up to 8 people in 4 bedrooms. 2 bathrooms, all electric kitchen, sitting room with colour TV, g.c.h., ample parking. Available for periods between mid-May and mid-Sept. £200-£500 pw. Contact 01865 730749 (evenings only) for further information, photographs and a leaflet.

Oxford: exceptional Edwardian home; 3 bedrooms (attached studies); 3 reception rooms; beautiful large kitchen/dining; charming summerhouse with veranda in garden. One further large bedroom in our second home next door. In all sleeping 5–8. Piano, table tennis; mile to city centre. Any time between 28 July and 17 Aug.; 17 Dec.–8 Jan. £650 p.w. Tel.: 01865 247851. https://www.holiday-rentals.com.

Old Tuscany: two charming apartments with shaded terraces and orchard, on edge of small hill town near Siena. Short walk to restaurant and shops. Glorious countryside. Flat A (sleeps 4) £350 p.w. Flat B (sleeps 2), £260 p.w. Flats A and B together, £525 p.w. For more information and a brochure, telephone: 01428 714363 or: +39 333 123 6091. Email: uliviera@hotmail.com.

Southern France—Montagnes Ardèchoises. Take the best of wild Britain and shift it a long day's journey south to a corner of France high in the Cevennes Mountains. Eat French, drink French in a spectacular landscape. Vive la France profonde! The views from our beautifully converted barn stretch out for 100 miles. Walk or ride in the mountains. Canoe and swim in the lakes and rivers. Fish for fun or for the table. Shop in the great valley markets. Relax and sleep well. Sleeps 6. £475 pw. Telephone: 0207 722 6740 or email: ro.ver@which.net.

Dordogne. Timeless and beautiful 17th century stone house in the Vézère valley. Former Pavillon de Chassenow lovingly restored, with traditional lauzesroof and many original features. Stands in its own peaceful and partly wooded grounds of some 3 acres. 5 minutes from village with local shops, 15 minutes from the historic market town of Montignac. Spacious lounge with wood burner, large fully fitted kitchendining area. Sleeps 6 in comfort in 2 double bedrooms (1 en-suite) and 1 twin. Can accommodate 2 more on convertible settee if required. Dining terrace with barbecue---and boules. Own 10m x 4m pool with glorious views; garage. A few weeks remaining both in high season and autumn. From £350 pw. Telephone: 07778 633848 or email: PJWNet@aol.com.

Cyprus—Pegeia. 10 minutes to Coral Bay, 20 minutes to Paphos harbour. Detached luxury villa with own 8m by 4m pool in spectacular location, with views over the Mediterranean. Sleeps 6 in comfort, 2 double (1 en-suite), 1 twin and further occasional beds if required. Each bedroom has own access to pool terrace. Peaceful area but close to local amenities and beach. Fully equipped and air conditioned throughout, TV/DVD. From £425 pw. Also, an apartment available in Paphos, 5 minutes. from the picturesque old harbour, terraced house with uninterrupted sea views, sleeps 4. Bedroom balcony for breakfast overlooking the sea; patio and small garden. Fully equipped with air conditioning, TV/DVD, own shaded parking. Use of large communal pool. From £295 pw. Telephone: 07778 633848 or email: PJWNet@aol.com.

Naples, Florida: rent our beautiful 4-bedroom, 3-bathroom house, on the Gulf Coast, in southwest Florida. This spacious home is located on one of the best private golf courses in the area. The house sleeps up to 8 people, has a huge south-facing heated swimming pool, and comes fully furnished and equipped. The house is available all year round from £800 p.w. (minimum 2-week let, discount for longer lets), Tel. Mark on: 07802 754154. Email: mark@bayrock.co.uk.

Southern France: 27 miles from Perpignan Airport. Tastefully restored traditional village house with character in the heart of `Cathar Country'; 5 double bedrooms (3 en suite) plus family bathroom; 2 living rooms; large fully equipped kitchen. Large roof terrace. Other airports: Carcassone, Montpelier, Barcelona. Local swimming, rivers and lakes, beaches within 30 miles, and hiking. Available from now. Call Tony Venables on 01491 825035, or 01865 557767 evening. Email: janevenab@aol.com.

Tuscany: Fattoria Corzano e Paterno, family owned and run award winning wine and cheese producing farm, half an hour from Florence, offers faithfully restored houses and apartments for short and longer term rentals. Web site: corzanoepaterno.it. Please contact Sibilla Gelpke (Wadham, 2000), email: corzpaterno@libero.it.

Experience the Greek islands of Sporades with Thalpos Holidays. Local villa specialist offers lovely houses and villas in the beautiful islands of Skopelos and Alonissos in the Aegean Sea. Whether you are 2 or 20 persons in the party, and whether you wish to stay in the picturesque town, by the clear blue sea or in the breathtaking countryside, we have just what you are looking for. With more than 10 years of experience we are proud to offer high quality holidays and the very best service. See our programme for 2004 on: www.holidayislands.com, or contact us on email: thalpos@otenet.gr. Tel.: 0030 24240 29036. Fax: 0030 24240 23057.

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. Linens and cleaning provided. Three nights minimum. £55 per night, £325 p.w. or £950 p.m. 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 email: joe.chamberlain@ukgateway.net.

Deepest SW France. Relax in a luxuriously renovated farmhouse with large seculded grounds in a stunning rural area. Generous facilities include en suite accommodation, heated pool, satellite TV. Suitable for great holidays or sabbatical breaks. Tel.: Marion on 01865 554122 or email via Web site: www.hidden-sw- france.com.

Live in comfort near the Thames, a short walk to the city centre. Beautiful Victorian house, 4 bedrooms, (two doubles), c.h., large split level living room, dining room, modern and fully equipped kitchen. Bathroom 1: large bath, bidet and WC; Bathroom 2: shower and WC. South facing garden. Possible use of bicycle(s). Available 7+ weeks, Tuesday 13 July–Thursday 2 September 2004. Price negotiable. Telephone: +44(0) Oxford 725193.

Heart of Tuscany: 20 min. from San Gimignano, 50 min. from Florence, Pisa and Siena. Beautifully restored farmhouse, 2 apartments, 1--2 bedrooms. Quiet, lovely views of countryside---vineyards and olive groves, woods and fields. Email: giglioli@dsc.unibo.it; Website: www.poderesangiusto.com.

Recharge your batteries in Andalucia! Enchanting mill beside waterfall in foothills of the Sierra Nevada. Spectacular views, peace and inspiration amongst trees and birdsong. Ideal for walkers/writers/artists. 20 min. from fascinating city of Granada; 30 min. from sea. 2 double and 2 twin-bedded rooms, study, terraces, comfortable sitting rooms with log fires. £400–600 p.w. depending on season. Tel.: 01865 274103 or email bobygitha@terra.es.

Headington. 3-bedroom Victorian family house. Sleeps 6 (2 double, 1 twin). 2 bathrooms. Washing machine, fridge/freezer, TV/DVD, BBQ, bicycles. Enclosed garden. Resident cat. 10 min. walk to shops and London/Airport bus stops. 10 min. to Oxford centre. Available 24 July–14 Aug. £350 p.w. Tel.: 01865 226 910 or 01865 744 020. anthea.craven@dphpc.ox.ac.uk.

Central North Oxford. Light, spacious Edwardian family house overlooking picturesque college playing fields. 3 bedrooms (sleeps 5 + sofabed), 2 bathrooms, large kitchen with Aga, sitting room, garden with big trampoline. Close to city centre. Available 31 July--28 Aug. £500 p.w. Tel.: 01865 512397. mj@martinjennings.com.

Central North Oxford. Spacious 1-bedroom apartment in beautiful Victorian house, 2 min. from Jericho and Port Meadow. Large living room, kitchen, hall/study (with separate Internet line), bathroom (with power shower), and double bedroom. All rooms with high ceilings and large windows overlooking secluded leafy garden. Own off-street parking. Perfect for visiting academic or professional couple (non smokers). Available for summer let (July–Sept. 2004). Email: e.skinner@ucl.ac.uk. Further details: www.mcsharry.net/house/. n

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