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Memorial Service

A memorial service for Professor Bernard Williams (Emeritus Professor of the Philosophy Faculty and Fellow of All Souls College, Oxford) will be held at 2.30 p.m. on Saturday 25 October in King's College Chapel, Cambridge.

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Museum Volunteers Wanted

Every Sunday afternoon the Oxford University Museum of Natural History and the Pitt Rivers Museum hold 'Free, family friendly activities'. These activities include explorer backpacks, sorting boxes and trails devised by education staff. The afternoons are run by a team of volunteers. We are looking for new volunteers to work with our established team. We welcome whatever level of commitment you can give! For more information please contact Janet Stott, Education Officer at the University Museum on 01865 (2)82451 or 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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Magdalen College School Open Morning

MCS is holding an Open Morning from 9.30 a.m. to 12 noon on Sat., 27 Sept., for the families of boys interested in joining the Junior School at ages 7 and 9, or the Senior School at ages 11, 13 and 16. Magdalen College School is one of England's leading independent schools, achieving outstanding academic results (6th best boys' school in Britain in 2002, The Times and Daily Telegraph) in a warm, friendly and supportive environment. The school also has a powerful musical tradition and enjoys considerable success in sport, art and drama. Parking is available in the school car park at the end of Cowley Place (off The Plain). Further details are avialable from the School Office (01865 242191) or Webstie:

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The Ecco Shop

Situated in Oxford City Centre, the Ecco shop in New Inn Hall Street offers you the best selection of comfortable footwear for everyday and outdoor wear. Ecco is a Danish company specialising in designing shoes for active people. Have you tried them yet? Tel.: 01865 427885 for an Autumn brochure and details of our direct to you mail order service:

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Cafe Zouk

Mughal Indian cuisine. 1st 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 p.m.–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 St, London W1J 5ED, e-mail:

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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

Building/decorating: general property maintenance, repairs, decorating, shelving, light building work undertaken. Excellent references. Phone: Anthony on 01865 762576.

Manuscript typing: manuscripts and papers typed–fast and accurate service. £10 p.h/1,700 words. Tel.: 01865 311828.

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).

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Tuition Offered

Flute tuition evenings and weekends. Former professional 17 years experience. Beginners to diploma level. Please contact: Jane Rogers. Tel.: 01865 274777 (day), 01367 870417 (eve).

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

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Tuition Wanted

Italian tutor required to improve language skills. Please contact: in the first instance.

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Books Bought and Sold

Woodstock Bookshop, 3 Market Sq., Woodstock. Mark Wratten, Secondhand books, literature, literary criticism, drama, some philosophy, religion, hisotyr of art and other. Open 7 days, 10.30 a.m.–5 p.m. but advise ring to check. Tel.: 01993 811005.

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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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

Museum of the History of Science: Librarian. Clerical and Library Grade C3: salary £12,997–£15,053. We are looking for a Librarian to run a small specialist library in the Museum of the History of Science. The postholder will have some library experience, good interpersonal skills, the ability to work on his/her own and as part of a team, a careful apporach to library material, attention to detail and basic computer skills. A knowledge of the History of Science is not required, although a background in science or history would obviously be useful. The Librarian post is a full-time appointment, but applicatns for part-time or job-share employment will be considered. The current working hours are 9 a.m. to 5.20 p.m. Mond. to Thurs., and 9 a.m. to 5.10 p.m. on Fri., with an hour for lunch and 34 days' paid holiday per year, including bank holidays. This is an interesting job in a small, friendly department. Applications should consist of a CV with the names of 2 referees and a letter of application which should be sent to the Administrator, Margaret Hauser, at the Museum of the History of Science, Broad Street, Oxford OX1 3AZ, e-mail: Tel.: 01865 277280. If you would like further particulars about the post, please contact the Administrator. The closing date for applications is Fri., 10 Oct., and interviews will be held during the week commencing 20 October.

Oxford Analytica: we are a leading international consultancy, drawing on the scholarship of Oxford and other universities, and research institutions worldwide to serve the needs of business and governments for geostrategic, political, economic, and social analysis. We are now seeking an Oxford-based Asia Pacific Editor. The successful candidate will be part of a team responsible for commissioning and editing analysis for publication in the Oxford Analytica Daily Briefand Asia Pacific Daily Brief. Managing an international network of expert contributors is an integral part of this process. Candidates should have a firm grounding in the politics and economics of the region, probably developed through a postgraduate degree and/or relevant work experience. Well developed analytical skills and the ability to write and edit with speed and accuracy under pressure are essential. Salary commensurate with experience. CV and details of current salary to: Graham Hutchings, Oxford Analytica, 5 Alfred Street, Oxford OX1 4EH. By 10 Oct.

New College School: Day Preparatory Choir School for boys aged 4- 13. We require a Maths or Science graduate to teach these subjects to KS2 and KS3, initially for Hilary and Trinity Terms 2004. Some sports teaching may also be available. Salary according to New College School Scale plus private health scheme. Please apply with the names and addresses of 2 referees to: The Principal, New College School, Savile Road, Oxford OX1 3UA. Tel.: 01865 243657. E-mail: The closing date for applications is Wed., 15 October, and interviews will take place on Wed. 22 Oct.

Artnik has the following vacancies: Full-time editor/Part-time researchers for a book on Tony Martin/a computer happy and socially adept office all rounder to help publisher with PR. Training provided for ambitious people who are seeking a career in publishing, and show commitment to and understanding of the imprint. We also offer work experience positions both during term time and holidays. Contact:

St Clare's:required as soon as possible, well qualified teachers of Albanian, Estonian and Serbian to prepare students for the International Baccalaureate. Applicants should be native speakers who are able to teach literature to native speakers in their mother tongue. For full details please contact Mrs C. Gospel, Head of Languages, as soon as possible. Tel.: 01865 517333, fax: 01865 517319 or e-mail: Web site:

Dragon School, Oxford (650 boys and girls, aged 8-13, boarding & day) requires immediately Library Assistant (part-time), to cover 15 hours pere week, afternoons 2-5 p.m., term time only. Ability to be flexible enough to cover Librarian's occasional absences with time off in lieu; no previous library experience necessary but a reasonable computer literacy is essential. Please apply with letter and CV to: The Headmaster, Dragon School, Barndwell Road, Oxford OX2 6SS. Tel.: 01865 315401; fax 01865 315429; e-mail:, from whom further details can be obtained.

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Short Term Let

Smart 2-/3-bedroom house, recently renovated. Open-plan ground floor; 2 bathrooms (+ power showers); fully furnished, well equipped. Available Jan. to July 2004. Just south of Folly Bridge, 10/15 minutes' walk to city centre. Near Christ Church Meadows and Hinksey Park. Convenient for university departments and colleges. Suitable for visiting professional/academic couple. £850 p.c.m. inc. utility bills. Tel.: 01865 204604. E-mail:

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Houses to Let

Iffley Road, Marston Street: St Stephen's House, Vice-principal's residence; 6 bedrooms; double garage; garden. Initially for 1 year let. £1,750 p.m. E- mail:, or tel.: 01865 432302.

Temple Cowley–£1,150 p.c.m. Attractive 3-bedroom cottage-style property in private off-street close. Offered fully furnished and equipped. Rental is inclusive of council tax and bills. Available for short term lets. Call Victoria at Scott Fraser/Lifestyle on 01865 244666.

Jericho–£1,575 p.c.m. Superb 3-bedroom period property in this desirable location. Offered furnished or unfurnished. Rent includes gardener. Available 20 Oct. Call Sarh or Sian at Scott Fraser/Lifestyle on 01865 554577.

Near Tackley: a lovely family house, luxuriously appointed and with 2.5 acres of grounds and paddocks: 6 bedrooms, 4 bath/shoer rooms, 3 reception rooms, laundry room. Stabling. Pets allowed. £2,800 p.c.m. part furnished to incl. gardener. Tel.: 01865 311522 Charming cottage, Westcott Barton, 14 miles north west of Oxford, in a quiet corner of village (bus to Oxford or drive to Charlbury Station for train). Attractively furnished and well equipped; 2 bedrooms (1 double bedroom, 1 spare bedroom/study). Beams, ingelnook fireplace, woodburning stove, gas c.h., country antiques, washer/drier, fridge/freezer, bath/shower, small walled south-facing garden, garage. Available Oct. E-mail:

Headington: family house to let. Newly fully refurbished, high specification, 4-bedroom detached home. Rent £1,450 p.c.m. Tel.: 07850 730524.

North Oxford 2 new bright, fully and tastefully furnished family houses with a choice of 2 bedrooms plus study or 4 bedrooms, master bedrooms with en suite, family bathroom, cloakroom lounge/diner, kitchen/breakfast, small landscaped garden, private parking available for the academic year. Best suited to professionals and 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 £1,250 p.c.m. (short term option negotiable). Tel.: 01865 516144, fax: 01865 437996.

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

House to let in James Street, off Cowley Road, close to all amenities, bus stop, supermarket; 4 bedrooms; 1 reception; has washing machine, microwave; c.h. Garden. £1,100 p.c.m. Available immediately. Tel.: 07748987372 (mob.) or 01865 722649.

Huge 4-bedroom house with integrated garage in Headington; adjacent to Nuffield and Churchill Hospitals; walk to John Radcliffe. Furnished with separate dining, lounge and sitting rooms. New kitchen, appliances and c.h. Internet wired. Large garden and forecourt. Available Nov. £2,000 p.c.m. Suit professional family. Contact:

Detached 3/4 bedroom house off Iffley and Cowley Roads. Quiet neighbourhood. Walk to shopping centre and bus routes. Clean and fully furnished, c.h., washer/drier. Front garden, separate garage and off-street parking. Responsible family or professionals preferred. £1, 200 p.c.m. Tel.: 01865 762236.

Summertown: recently refurbished; fully furnished; excellent location; 3 double bedrooms (1 with en suite); big sitting room; well equipped kitchen; large garden. £1,250 p.c.m. Available end Sept. Tel.: 07050 218126 or 01608 677537.

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. Tel.: +44 (0)1865 721297, fax: +44 (0)1865 247070. E-mail:

Iffley Fields: 15 minutes' walk from city centre; 3-bedroom, tastefully remodelled Edwardian home. Fully furnished with lovely garden; non-smokers and no pets please. 6 months let whilst doctor owner on sabbatical. From mid-Oct. £1,000 p.c.m. Tel.: 01865 452815. E-mail:

South Oxford: 20 minutes' walk from city centre; furnished, comfortable 3-4 bedroom Edwardian house in quiet area near Hinksey Park, Jan. to Aug. 2004. Easy access to university, hospitals and ring road. Sitting room with fireplace; fitted kitchen; office/bedroom 4 (with fax and broadband); cloakroom; upstairs 2 double bedrooms, 1 single; bath with shower; south-facing rear garden with deck furniture and playhouse. Suit visiting family or 3-4 professionals. £1,000 p.m. Tel.: 01865 454092 or e-mail:

Temple Cowley, newly renovated and furnished Victorian house with garden, close to local amenities; 1-2 reception rooms; 2-3 bedrooms. Newly fitted kitchen and bathroom. Available from end Sept. £810 p.m. plus bills. Ideal for professionals. Tel.: Teresa Twomey on 01865 437189 or e-mail:

Temple Cowley–£1,150 p.c.m: attractive 3-bedroom cottage style property in private off-street close. Offered fully furnished and equipped. Rental is inclusive of council tax and bills. Available for short term letsp; Jericho–£1,575 p.c.m.: beautiful 3-bedroom period property dating back to 1819 in this desirable location close to local amenities. Offered unfrunished . Rent includes gardener. Available 1 Oct. Contact Sarah Richardson, Lettings Manager, Scott Fraser Lifestyle, 205a Banbury Road, Summertown, Oxford OX2 7HQ. Tel.: 01865 554577, fax: 01865 554578. Web site:

Convenient 3-bedroom semi in Headington with south-facing garden, very close to JR, Oxford Brookes and on bus route. Furnished, with gas c.h. Available from 20 Oct. for 11/12 months. Suit 3 n/s professional sharers or couple. £930 p.c.m. References required. Call 07990 972 616.

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

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.

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

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 furnished ground-floor flats, each with double and single bedrooms, drawing-room, kitchen, bathroom. Off-street parking, large secluded garden. Tel.:/fax: 01865 552400.

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

Headington Quarry: smart, brand new apartment on second floor. Two bedrooms, 2 bath/shower rooms, sitting room, kitchen. Two parking spaces. £825 p.c.m. furnished. Tel.: 01865 311522.

Studio flat in quiet location near centre of Chipping Norton. Kitchen/living room, separate bathroom and bedroom. Easy parking, 3 miles Kingham Station. £425 p.c.m. E-mail:

Large, 2 double bedroom attic apartment in sought after Iffley location (950 sq ft) for rent at £925 p.m. (ono); available furnished/unfurnished end Oct. onwards. Ideally suited to a caring and considerate individual/couple. Please contact 07785 754476 for further information.

Two room furnished apartment (with own bathroom and shared kitchen) in quiet country house south of Oxford. Good access to bus routes and Didcot station. Use of garden, swimming pool. Tel.: 01235 848356.

North Oxford : a very well located flat situated in the heart of Summertown (Rogers Street). Fully furnished and equipped; 2 bedrooms; bathroom; separate toilet; open plan layout; fully equipped kitchen (cooker, dishwasher, washing machine); garage. Available first week of Oct. Rent around £850 p.c.m. For further information please contact:, or

Abingdon Marina–available Oct. (possibly earlier), new 2- bedroom flat in Marina complex. Unfurnished. Fully-fitted kitchen; bathroom with shower and bath; double glazed; gas c.h.; fully carpeted. Off-street parking. Maintained grounds. £700 p.c.m. Phone 01865 768504 eves.

Central Headington–available Jan., close to hospitals. Beautifully converted spacious 2-bedroom flat; tastefully furnished; fully fitted kitchen; large sitting room; bathroom with bath and separate pumped shower; gas c.h.; d.g. Off-street parking. Professionals and academics only. Rent £700 p.c.m. Phone 01865 768504 eves.

Bright, furnished, 2-bedroom flat on charming Osney Island, minutes' walk to Oxford Station and city/university centre. Available end Sept. References and deposit required. Rent £770 p.c.m. Tel.: Noble on 01608 677570 or e-mail:

Boars Hill: new purpose-built detached 1-bedroom flat in quiet rural location, 4 miles from centre of Oxford. Fully appointed kitchen/living room; shower room; bedroom. Garage parking, garden area, beautiful views. No smoking/pets. Would suit professional. £695 p.c.m. + utilities. Tel.: 01865 736218. E-mail:

A spacious and airy 2-bedroom, top(2nd)-floor flat to let in Waterways (Frenchay Road), a few minutes walking from Summertown, and close to city centre. The property is in excellent condition and has high ceilings. Fully furnished and equipped, lift, secure video entry system and alarm. Light and airy lounge/dining room. Large double bedroom with fitted wardrobes, and en suiteshower room. Smaller double bedroom with fitted wardrobes and desk. Views of the Oxford canal and Port Meadow. Tiled bathroom; well equipped kitchen with gas hob, electric oven, microwave, dishwasher and automatic washing machine. Gas c.h., and designated parking space. £1,150 p.c.m. Available immediately. A second, similarly equipped, somewhat smaller 2-bedroom flat on Rewley Road, close to railway station and city centre is available 1 Oct., at £895 p.c.m. Both are ideal for visiting academics. Tel./fax : 01865 880018. Mobile 07788562300. E-mail:

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 £725 p.c.m, the 2-beds available from £825 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.

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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.

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Self-Catering Accommodation

OxfordShortlets offers high quality self-catering short let properties as an excellent alternative to hotel/guesthous and bed and breakfast accommodation in Oxford. We have a wide selection of quality homes available for short stay (holiday) lets from 1 week to 3 or 4 weeks even up to 4 or 5 months, and more if required. 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, re-location purposes or temporary accommodation in between homes. Self-catering accommodation in Oxford is made easy with OxfordShortlets. Web site: Tel.: 01865 376772, fax: 01865 371911.

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Accommodation Offered

Lovely bedsit with fitted kitchen, including new washing machine and drier, at the top of North Oxford house in quiet location. Residential parking. Suit quiet professional or mature student. £120 p.w. incl. all bills. Available now. Call 01865 553576 between 5 and 7 p.m.

Study/bedroom to let in converted barn in Abingdon town centre, sharing with 1 other. On bus route to Oxford, convenient for local amenities. Would suit graduate student, researcher. £325 p.c.m. incl. bills. Tel.: 0797 367 9562.

Oxford B & B: attractive, quiet and convenient home from home. Per night, single £38, double £50. Weekly rate less 20%. Monthly rates negotiable. Tel.: 01865 770501, e-mail: Self-contained bedsitting room, kitchen and bathroom to let in North Oxford. Washing machine, microwave, cooker etc.; very comfortable, good condition; all utilities included except telephone; telephone connection point. £450 p.m. Suitable for 1 person. Ideal for researcher or D.Phil. student. Contact: Pat Wakefield on 01865 278118/558137, or e-mail: from Mon. 29 Sept.

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

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Accommodation Sought

Due to unforseen circumstances, quiet, mature (female) undergraduate (with extremely youthful spirit!) needs somewhere to live in Oxford for next academic year. Please contact me on 07949 782 965 or by e-mail:

Quiet considerate mature female artist seeks spare room/studio space. Central north Oxford/Jericho preferred. P/t MA Fine Art also working at the Ashmolean. Please tel.: 0771 228 2439.

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

Southwest France, between Albi and Cordes, farmhouse with 6 acres, swimming pool. Three bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2 living rooms, large kitchen, sleeps 8. Several airports within easy reach. Available 30 Aug. onwards. Call Barry Simpson on 01608 810818 or see for details.

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

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. 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:

Peaceful Cornish B & B: this year come to stay at Colgare House 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 from £28–£35 per person per night. Phone Colgare House 01208 269 605. E-mail:

Venice: large flat in the heart of Venice, near Palazzo Grassi, in the heart of Venice, with large traditional sitting-room, and separate dining room, well-appointed kitchen, 1 double bedroom with en suitebathroom, second bedroom with twin beds, third bedroom with 1 bed (+ 1), and a second bathroom. The flat is ideal for a family, in pristine condition, and available for short periods on a weekly basis at £600 per week. Tel.: + 39 0423 723582, e-mail:

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Flats for sale

One of the most beautiful places in Italy! Two exquisite apartments in Verona. Highest technical specifications. 165,000 and 195,000 Euros. Hill view, olives, vines, historic church from 712 A.D., Lago di Garda; 15 minutes airport, town centre. Please tel.: 0039 335 6885580 or e-mail:

North Oxford : sunny ground-floor flat with own patio and direct access to secluded communal garden. Sitting room with galley kitchen, bedroom, bathroom, lobby. Managed by Wyndham Housing Association for aided, independent living; 60 the lowest age limit. £64,950. Call 01865 516102 between 8 a.m–12 noon/6–10 p.m. for information and viewing.

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House for Sale

Beckley: rare opportunity to purchase beautifully renovated detached period house in the heart of the picturesque and much sought after village of Beckley, just 5 miles from Oxford, with close access to M40. The property enjoys splendid views of Otmoor. Beckley offers an excellent village school and a popular village pub! Good size accommodation comprising: entrance hall; sitting room; dining room; kitchen/breakfast room; utility; cloakroom; landing;master bedroon with en suiteshower; 2 further double bedrooms; family bathroom. Outside: garden with shed and patio area, parking for 2 cars. For further details tel. 01865 358901 or 01865 553580.

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For Sale

Bookcase made from old pine, 7 shelves; 7ft 1in tall, 35½ inches wide, 11 inches deep. £175. Buyer collects. Tel.: 01865 510635.

Three-quarter size violin–E.R.Schmidt c. 1890, beautiful tone; size bow, A Carlesso, and good case. £1,000 or nearest offer. Please tel.: 01235 535563 if interested.

Car for sale: N Reg. Fiat Punto; Red; 80,000 miles; MOT until Aug. '04; tax until Jan. '04; alarm and immobiliser; radio cassette; very good condition and well looked after. £1,800. Tel.: Patricia, 01865 723000. n

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