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Volunteers Sought

Oxfam Cowley Road is looking for volunteers. Do you have time to help us? We particularly need people with an interest in, or knowledge of, porcelain, ceramics, pictures, music (especially classical music and collectable vinyl) or books. Share your skills and develop new ones, and help Oxfam overcome poverty and suffering. If you are interested, please call. We appreciate any amount of help—from an hour or two pricing records to someone coordinating internet sales. Tel.: 01865 722951 or call in.

Are you female aged 18–45? We are currently seeking healthy female volunteers to participate in research studies examining factors influencing body image and the relationship between personality and eating behaviour. Studies vary in duration, and expenses are reimbursed. Contact Liz Payne at the Department of Psychiatry. Tel.: 01865 226386, email: elizabethpayne@psych.ox.ac.uk.

Have you ever wondered why some people develop depression? We need healthy, male volunteers (25–60 years) who have NEVER suffered from depression, but have parents, siblings or children who have, to help with research into susceptibility to depression. Participants will be given an honorarium and travel expenses will be reimbursed. Contact Helen at the Department of Psychiatry: 01865 223778 or email helen.scrutton@psych.ox.ac.uk.

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Lectures

St Giles' Thursday Lunchtime Talks, Trinity Term 2004—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 12.30p.m. 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.

Talk: `Why does our planet have mountains?' Speaker: Simon Lamb, Department of Earth Sciences at Oxford University. Blackwell's coffee shop, Tue. 8 June, 7 p.m. High mountain ranges are some of the most prominent features on our planet. Yet geologists are still struggling to understand their origin. What determines their heights, when did they form, and what determines where they occur? Using simple practical demonstrations, this talk explores both the history of ideas about mountains and some of the latest geological thinking.

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Concerts

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. n

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Chorister Open Afternoon

Magdalen College Choir. Saturday 12 June from 2.30 p.m. If you have a son aged 6 or 7 who is musical and likes singing, you are warmly invited to Magdalen College to find out about our Choristerships. Generous scholarships are available in association with Magdalen College School. Please contact Mrs Elizabeth Martin, Magdalen College, Oxford OX1 4AU. Tel.: 01865 276060 or email elizabeth.martin@magd.ox.ac.uk.

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

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.

Home Architect: Reveal the architectural beauty of your home! When buying a house you often consider making some changes. You want your home to reflect your own individuality. It is a highly personal thing. On the other hand, it is easy to overlook the architectural potential of a house. A few simple professional hints might gain you more space, functional logic and beauty. Sometimes even the smallest changes can make a big difference. Home architect offers assistance and design services for small projects of home improvements, conversions, and extensions. Individual approach to every home, hand drawn design, and affordable costs are our policy. Contact Kasia Brückman de Renstrom DipArch PhD, 7 Carlton Road, Oxford OX2 7RZ. Tel.: 01865 513734.

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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 British 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

Stanford University Programme in Oxford requires a part-time administrative assistant for September 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.

Museum of the History of Science. We are looking for a part-time cleaner who is available to work three hours a day, Monday to Friday, 9 a.m.–12 noon. The duties involve cleaning the offices and galleries at the Museum premises in Broad Street in the centre of Oxford. Would suit a fit, reliable and trustworthy person who is looking for a part-time post based in a historic building within the University. Ancillary Grade To1: Salary £10,466 p.a. (pro rata). A job description for the post can be seen in the vacancies section of the Museum web site at http://www.mhs.ox.ac.uk/about, or may be obtained from the Museum Administrator. Closing date: Fri. 11 June. Interviews will take place during the week beginning 14 June. When applying (preferably in writing), please include your contact details, information about your previous experience, and the names and contact details of two referees. Applications should be made to Margaret Hauser, the Administrator, Museum of the History of Science, Broad Street, Oxford OX1 3AZ. Tel.: 01865 277280, email alicia.chiu@mhs.ox.ac.uk.

Christ Church seeks an assistant gardener to join the small team caring for its extensive gardens, many of which are seen by thousands of visitors each year. A keen interest in gardening is essential; some plant knowledge is desirable. The benefits include a salary of £12,000–£12,500 per year, 5 weeks' holiday and membership of a contributory pension scheme. Christ Church is an equal opportunities employer. Further details from: The Treasury, Christ Church, Oxford OX1 1DP. Tel.: 01865 276178.

Nuffield College requires 2 hard working and reliable Domestic Assistants (Scouts) to keep offices, staircases, corridors, bathrooms/toilets and public rooms clean. The college offers generous holidays with closed periods at Christmas and Easter, contributory pension scheme, bus pass scheme and car parking. £5.41– £6.14 p.h. 17.5 hours per week (times flexible). Closing date: Fri. 11 June 2004. The College is an equal opportunities employer. For an informal discussion of the post, please contact the Housekeeper, Gill Gardener, on 01865 278 973. For further information and an application form, please contact Jane MacAlister, Personnel Assistant, Nuffield College, New Road, Oxford, OX1 1NF (01865) 278 699.

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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.

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 August 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.

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.

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.

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.

Cowley. Fully furnished 3–4 bed-roomed 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.

Temple Cowley area. 3-bedroom semi-detached Victorian house with lovely 100 ft. garden. Open fires, g.c.h., and stripped wooden floors. 2 reception rooms. Local amenities include library, swimming pool and sports centre, parks and primary school. Frequent city centre buses. £840 p.c.m. Available 6 Sept. 2004–14 Feb. 2005. Would suit couple or family. Contact Nic on 01865 776530 or nicbrim@nicbrim.fsnet.co.uk.

Central West Oxford. A choice of two furnished 4-bedroom houses ideal for a visiting family or postgraduate sharers to rent. Presented to an excellent standard throughout and both currently owner- occupied. Available from June/July for 1 year. Please contact Pearce Alder & Co for further details on these and other properties available. Tel.: 01865 246502. Fax: 01865 248482.

6-month let. Tastefully furnished 2-bedroom Victorian terrace available June–Dec. 2 double bedrooms, study, spacious sitting room and separate dining room. Pretty private garden. Ideal for visiting academics £895 p.c.m. Contact Gay Hawley, Finders Keepers Letting Manager. Tel.: 01865 297999 or gayh@finders.co.uk.

Divinity Road. Quality 4-bed home for professionals—sharers or family. Wooden floors, lovely garden, excellent location. Furnished or unfurnished. Also, a good selection of houses in all areas. Premier 01865 792299 or www.Premier- residential-letting.co.uk.

Sutton Courtenay luxury home, ideal for European School and easy access to all areas, Abingdon etc. Stunning, must be viewed. Offers invited over £2,000 p.c.m. Furnished/unfurnished. Premier 01865 792299 or www.Premier- residential-letting.co.uk.

Inner London house available 15 Sept.–15 Dec. 2 bedrooms, study, garden, cat, books. Good transport and shopping. Close to high street with coffee shops, bookstores etc. Direct buses to British Library, West End/theatres and City (25–40 min. in traffic). Reasonable rent to reasonable tenants. Contact 0207 254 7337 or l.brake@bbk.ac.uk.

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Flats to Let

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 inclusive. Telephone: 01865 556372 or 07771 802582; email: pjy@btinternet.com.

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 September 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: Oxford 311011. Web site: www.finders.co.uk.

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.

Upper Wolvercote. Self-contained comfortable modernised one bedroom flat on second floor of old family house overlooking Port Meadow in pretty location. Light and airy, all mod. cons., stunning views. Convenient for University and Oxford city, with rural surroundings. Bedroom with en suite shower, kitchen/dining room. Parking, cycling and/or bus ride 15–20 min. to city centre. Suit non-smoking academic/professional. £695 p.c.m. excl. telephone. Available July. Refs. required. wrldco@aol.com.

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.

Central North Oxford. 1 and 2 bedroom spacious apartments in a charming grand and secure Victorian converted house, ample parking and within minutes' walk from most central university and hospital departments. Best suited to mature professional and visiting academics. 1-bedroom flats available from July and from mid-Sept. from £750 p.c.m., 2-bedroom flats available from early and late Sept. from £875 p.c.m. All available for the next academic year. Tel.: 01865 516144. Fax 01865 437996. a.fiorentino@ntlworld.com.

Spacious south-facing flat in quiet area of South Oxford, 5 min. from beautiful open-air, fully-heated swimming pool, and only 15 min. walk from city centre. 1 spacious bedroom, tastefully designed large kitchen/sitting area with pitch roof and velux window. Light and airy, fully equipped and refurbished. South-facing terrace garden. Suitable for mature couple or single person. £650 p.c.m. Available from July. Tel.: 01865 429284.

Bardwell Road. Set in this period conversion, a 2-bedroom light and bright apartment with off-street parking and use of communal garden. Within walking distance of university departments and city centre. Available immediately. £1,050 p.c.m. Contact Finders Keepers: Tel.: 01865 302304. www.finders.co.uk.

Central Oxford. 1-bedroom flat available for short-term let. Christ Church only 2 min. walk, Carfax 5 min. walk). Fully furnished and equipped. From £850 p.c.m. incl. (based on 2 month minimum let). Phone calls/broadband/cleaning services extra. Tel.: 07812 156799.

Jesus College offers flats sleeping 3 or 4 persons to visiting academics between 21 July and 14 Sept. All flats are self-contained and fully furnished, incl. pans, crockery, bed linen, etc. The flats are situated in 2 blocks, one off the Woodstock Road and one off Cowley Road. £201.27 p.w. plus VAT for a 3-person flat, £268.36 p.w. plus VAT for a 4-person flat. Gas and electricity are charged separately. Contact the Accommodation Officer at Jesus College, Tel.: 01865 279690 or jo.knighton@jesus.ox.ac.uk.

Central Oxford. Attractive 2-bedroom, 2-bathroom unfurnished luxury flat in Rowland Hill Court, on second floor overlooking communal gardens and St Thomas' Church. Sitting room/dining room, hall, kitchen, bedroom with en suite bathroom, second bedroom, second bathroom, parking place. Very convenient for train station, Saïd Business School, and central Oxford. Available £875 p.c.m. Tel.: 01865 277959. robert.young@wadh.ox.ac.uk.

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Vacation Lets

Available for holiday rental—summer 2004. 5-bedroom house in central Headington, convenient for buses to Oxford, coaches for London. Recently updated, newly fitted kitchen, large living room, bathroom and shower room, small garden, two parking spaces. Telephone: 01865 307219 or email fvmorris@hotmail.com.

West Oxford. 3-bedroom furnished house with garden and patio, kitchen, dining room, living room, bathroom with shower/bath, all mod. cons., parking. 15 min. by bike to city centre, frequent buses from end of road, convenient for station. £650 p.m. Suitable for non-smoking visiting couple or small family. Available for July and Aug. 2004. Tel.: 01223 742155. sab52@cam.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.

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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. For more information, please contact us on tel: 0870 1602325, fax: 0870 1602327, email: admin@oxfordshortlets.co.uk or visit our website at www.oxfordshortlets.co.uk.

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.

Academic Year 2004–5. Looking for shared house or family home? Premier is pleased to invite you to view our excellent selection. Mostly furnished. All comply to safety regulations etc. Premier 01865 792299 or www.Premier- residential-letting.co.uk.

Single room in lovely, furnished, non-smoking house in Iffley, sharing with 2 considerate females in 20s. Garden, parking, and garage for bikes. Very near bus route to city centre and shops. Available 1 July–30 Sept. £330 p.c.m. incl. all bills except telephone. Tel.: 07763 617745.

North Oxford . Attractive, self-contained bedsit with cooking facilities. £70 p.w. plus council tax (at present £10.10 p.w.), electricity and telephone. Tel.: 01865 515264. elsiearnold@hotmail.com.

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Accommodation Sought

< Visiting academic couple from Germany with 5 year old daughter seek furnished house/flat in Oxford from 1 August 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.

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.

Summer accommodation required. Canadian professor plus research assistant require accommodation in central Oxford between 15 July and 30 Aug. (Dates adjustable). Please contact Professor Nicholas Hudson, Department of English, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, B.C. V6T 1ZI, Canada. Tel.: (604) 822-4084. email: nhudson@interchange.ubc.ca.

Three- to four-bedroom house sought by newly appointed fellow with family. North Oxford, ideally catchment area for SS Philip & James or Wolvercote primary. Required from early Summer, long term preferred, if possible unfurnished. Tel.: 07970 803376. email: guido.bonsaver@pmb.ox.ac.uk

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Accommodation Exchange

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.

University of California, Santa Barbara. Professor desires house/flat exchange with similar in Oxford. Our Santa Barbara home is a fully-furnished 2-bedroom 2-bathroom semi-detached condominium (all on one floor) in a quiet neighbourhood. 2-car garage, washer and dryer, patio with BBQ. Walking distance from shops, restaurants, and public transportation. 10 min. drive to the University and the beach. No pets, please; non- smokers only. Contact Professor Sue McLeod at McCleod@writing.ucsb.edu.

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Holiday Lets

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.

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. Web site: website: www.golf-in-naples.com.

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.

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) 01865 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.

Barcelona. Beautiful flat available for weekends and breaks in central Barcelona. Sleeps 6. 3 bedrooms, fully equipped kitchen, 2 bathrooms, 2 balconies, large sitting room and stunning dining room. 16ft high ceilings, tiled floors throughout. Great for children: English videos, toys and bilingual babysitter (if needed). Please see www.barcelona-breaks.com or call Chris on 07855 323 934.

Costa del Sol. Available 3–17 July. 2 storey apartment, 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms. Sleeps 8. Main bedroom (en suite) leads to sun terrace, overlooking landscaped gardens and sea. Second bedroom (en suite). Third bedroom (separate bathroom). Fully-equipped kitchen. Living/dining room (ground floor) leads to patio overlooking gardens and sea. Apartment is air conditioned throughout with Sky TV, DVD, CD player. Facilities include communal pool, tennis court, gym, restaurant, bar, parking. 30 min. drive west of Malaga airport. Puerto Cabopino is a 2km walk along the beach. Marbella, Puerto Banus, Mijas are close by. £750 p.w. Tel.: 07971 098 690.

Cévennes: Ardèche/Gard/Lozère borders. 2 spacious, recently refurbished apartments in stone Cevenol `mas', on the periphery of Mont Lozère National Park. Set at about 1,000 ft, in over 2 acres of mature gardens and trees, the house is on the edge of a very quiet hamlet, near a village with shops. Dramatic mountain scenery, with attractive river-swimming, though Uzes, Nimes, Pont du Gard, Avignon, Arles, Montpellier, Southern Rhone vineyards, and Gorges du Tarn are all within easy reach. Easy access via TGV or cheap flights. The larger flat has a vine-covered terrace, adjoining modern kitchen, salon, 3 double bedrooms (sleeps 8+), bathroom and 2 shower- rooms. The second, smaller flat has a large living area, shower-room, a cool covered terrace, and two bedrooms (sleeps 4 or 5). Though entirely separate from the larger flat—and available separately—this may be of particular interest to two families who enjoy holidays together but appreciate privacy and independence. Non-smokers only. Full c.h. available for autumn and winter lets. Prices from £210 p.w. Limited availability in June, July and Aug. Please contact 01527 541360.

Barga, Tuscany. Still availability in June and Sept.! Charming 2-bed, 2- bathroom cottage (sleeps 4) in hills overlooking Garfagnana Valley and Carara mountains, with panoramic views and surrounded by vines and olives. 5 min. from bustling market town of Barga, which offers cultural events, swimming, sports and shops. Comfortable accommodation with rustic charm. Sorry, no children under 12. Please contact Mrs J. Collett on 01672 541147 or jane@casacollett.fsnet.co.uk.

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 min. bus ride), central Athens (25 min. walk), and Plaka old Athens (20 min. 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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