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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 10.30 a.m.--12 noon except for two weeks at Christmas and Easter. Newcomers with children (0--4 years) meet every Friday in term 10.15 a.m.--12 noon. Other term-time activities include a Book Group, informal Conversation Group and tours to colleges, museums, and other places of interest, also country walks, garden trips and a visit to an antique centre. Second-hand items can be bought on Wednesday mornings 10.30 a.m.--12 noon from the equipment room. Visit our website:

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Study Day

The Rediscovery of Ancient Egypt: The Pioneering Years. Bristol, Sat. 20 Nov. Full day: £25, half day: £15. Speakers include Dr Aidan Dodson (University of Bristol), John Ruffle (former Keeper of The Oriental Museum, University of Durham), Dr John Taylor (British Museum), Dr Patricia Usick (British Museum). All welcome. For booking form email or send SAE to Rosemary Silvester, 69 High Kingsdown, Bristol BS2 8EP.

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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. E-mail:

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Books Bought

Any quantity on History and the Humanities, antiquarian, second-hand, review copies, remainders. Unsworth's Booksellers have shops at 12 Bloomsbury Street, London WC1 (near the British Museum); 101 Euston Road, London NW1 (opposite the British Library); and at Tel.: 020 7436 9836 or email:

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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 the 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:

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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:, also at: 94 London Rd., Oxford. Tel.: 01865 741729, fax: 01865 742431, email:

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 web site at: 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).

Want to go broadband and don't know how? Computer problem needing personal but understanding help? We can put you on the Internet safely or do that little upgrade to your system. We have lots of experience of the Oxford IT, supporting people as well as their computers. Happy to give advice for free and work on a no fix/no fee basis. Call MCC on 01865 880600 or 07768 732123.

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Piano Storage Offered

Pianists! Going abroad---planning to put your grand piano into storage? We will look after it for you for free in return for light use. Tel.: 01865 554180 after 8 Aug.

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Piano For Sale

C. Bechstein upright piano for £1,995. Built in Berlin in 1892, Model 9, No. 30882. Good condition. Original innards and ivories; lacquered case. Will need retuning when moved. Available immediately. Viewing: High Street, Deddington. Delivery could be arranged at a cost. Call Jan Brady anytime on 01869 338399.

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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:

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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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Tuition Offered

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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Situations Vacant

Medical Admin Clerk and Receptionist required for friendly GP practice in city centre (20--25 hours p.w.). Help with general admin and reception cover. Knowledge of EMIS software a bonus. Flexibility and accuracy important. NHS Pension. Please contact Susie.hydesmith@gp- Tel.: 01865 311811.

Full-time Practice Nurse required. Small, friendly, holistic practice seeks enthusiastic Practice Nurse for full-time post in city centre GP surgery (EMIS). Opportunity for Nurse to develop skills and knowledge within small team. Please contact 01865 311811.

Giles Keating, global head of research at Credit Suisse Private Bank, which serves large private investors and has approximately $0.5 trillion of assets under management, is seeking applications for 2 posts in the global macro-economics department. These posts are within a team whose role is to analyse global and national macro-economic and market developments across both developed and emerging nations, to provide world-class investment advice to clients.One post is for a candidate with an MSc and the other for a candidate at post-doctoral level.Each post requires a strong grounding in macro-economic theory and hands-on experience in applied econometrics, but to balance this, candidates should also be able to review their theoretical and statistical results critically against the broader political and social context.Work experience, especially within a financial institution, is an advantage but not essential.Candidates should be completely fluent in spoken and written German and English. These posts are located in Zurich. Applicants should send a brief CV to

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Houses to Let

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 email us with details of your requirements and we will do whatever we can without obligation. Tel.: 01865 764533, fax: 764777, email:

St John Street, Oxford. 4--5-bedroom town house available to family or professionals in Sept.Double garage, kitchen, dining room, living room, basement, small courtyard. In range of £2,500 p.c.m. Please contact Jason on 0777 5524247.

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-August 2004 to mid- July 2005 (some flexibility). £1,300 p.c.m., exc. bills. Email for full details and pictures.

Temple Cowley. Lovely fully-furnished Victorian terrace, 3 bedrooms (one en suite).Wooden floors throughout. Garden with patio. Very close to swimming pool, library, shops. Only 10 min. by bus to city centre. Responsible family or professionals preferred, non-smokers only.Available mid-Aug. to end-Dec. £830 p.c.m. Contact Euton Daley on 01865 711341 or email:

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, 2½ bathrooms, washing machine, dryer, telephone, linen, dishes. Easy walk to University, train and coach stations, near best schools and 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: Or contact A. Gaston in Canada: +613 745 1368, fax: +613 745 0299, email:

Central North Oxford. Fully-furnished Victorian house, 4--5 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms (one with shower), dining room, large kitchen, lounge, study, garden, all appliances, g.c.h., linen etc. Five minutes to town centre, bus/rail station, high quality school area. Suit academic, professional couple or family. £1,725 p.m. Available Aug. 2004--July 2005. Email or call Liz Sayigh on 002746 6038171 (day), 002746 6223828 (evening).

North Oxford . Fully-furnished 4--5 bedroom family home to let from Christmas '04 to Aug. '05. Family are going abroad for sabbatical. Large west-facing spacious garden with patio and beautiful surrounding trees. Three reception rooms and kitchen/breakfast room and 2 ½ bathrooms. House on west side of popular Woodstock road, overlooking St Edward's playing fields. Easy walking access to Summertown shops; 2 miles from Oxford city centre. Easy access into city centre (house is located opposite bus stop and close to cycle path). Port Meadow nearby. £2,500 p.m. Email:

East Oxford. Unusual spacious unfurnished mid-terrace house, recently refurbished (incl. kitchen white-stuff). Lounge/diner; 2--3 bedrooms, bathroom, shower/toilet/utility room, conservatory, large study/third bedroom leading onto mature garden, g.c.h. Situated in quiet street opposite school grounds. Convenient for shops, restaurants; educational institutions; regular bus services, recreational facilities, open space incl. the river. Only 20 min. walk from city centre. Available 1 Aug. £850 p.c.m (annual let). References required. Tel.: 01844 338661. Email:

Two separate self-contained beautiful, quiet, unusual, open plan, fully- furnished modern properties with stunning views to open countryside. Parking and small patio garden. Near convenient bus route and well within the ring- road in North Oxford. Suit visiting academic or professional couple. Regret no children, pets, or smokers. Available from 1 Sept. Larger property £950 p.m.; smaller £725 p.m., plus expenses. Tel.: 01865 515085 or email

Kidlington. Three-bedroom furnished detached house available from 1 Oct. for 6-month let. Situated in a quiet close near to excellent bus route and all amenities. No smoking and no house pets, please. £875 p.c.m. Please contact Bob Green on 07780 682123.

Headington. Academic on sabbatical offering very spacious, fully-furnished 3-bedroom detached house, large living-cum-dining room, (new) kitchen with breakfast bar, children's playroom, designer bathroom, large study, downstairs toilet and large garden. Off-street parking, g.c.h., all appliances, linen etc. Available 22 Sept.--31 Dec. Close to bus stops, shops, library, park. £1,100 p.c.m. excl. bills ONO. Bikes provided. Cleaner possible. Email Tel.: 01865 767100.

North Oxford . Charming recently built semi-detached houses, fully furnished and equipped to high standard with a choice of 2 bedrooms + study and 4 bedrooms, all with master bedroom (en suite), family bathroom, cloakroom, lounge. Kitchen diner, landscaped garden and private parking. Located in an excellent residential area close to Summertown shopping and sporting amenities, with easy access to most hospital and university departments. Best suited to mature professional or visiting academics. £975/£1,195 p.c.m. Tel.: 01865 516144, Fax.: 01865 437996 or email

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.

Furnished modern semi in excellent condition; ideal for academic or professional couple. Two good-size bedrooms (one en suite), study/cot room, living room, fitted kitchen/diner, cloaks. Neat garden, garage, parking space. Quiet road, 3 miles from Oxford with direct bus route close by. C.h., d.g., all usual equipment. BT line and NTL broadband by agreement. No smoking. £750 p.c.m. excl. utilities. Available end July for up to a year. Email: Tel.: 01865 358930 (evenings).

Upper Wolvercote. Attractive terrace cottage, from end Sept. to Easter (possible extension).Frequent bus to Carfax or 15 min. cycle down canal towpath. G.c.h., garden, furnished (except for linen and china). Suitable for non-smoking single person or couple of visiting academics or postdocs. Vegetarians would be brilliant. Well-behaved pet welcome.References and deposit required. £675 p.m. plus usual bills. Please ring 01865 513465 or email

Islip. Three-bedroom furnished terrace house, garden, nice views. Attractive village 6 miles north of Oxford with school, community shop, 2 pubs; on train and bus routes. No smoking, no pets, available from Oct. £800 p.c.m. Please contact Justin Stead on 01865 842356 or

Moreton Road, Oxford. Lovely 4-bedroom furnished house in residential North Oxford, close to schools and Summertown shops. Frequent buses to city centre (20 min. walk).Master bedroom with en suite bathroom, 2 further double bedrooms and single bedroom, family bathroom, shower room with bidet. Open-plan sitting room with sunny south-facing dining area. Fitted kitchen with built-in fridge-freezer, dishwasher, gas hob, and electric oven.Shower-room with toilet and bidet. Further reception/flexible use. Utility room housing w/machine. Off-street parking. Easily managed gardens. £1,875 p.c.m. Tel.: 0044 1865 554142. Email:

Central North Oxford. Charming Victorian 3-bedroom house; 2 bathrooms, sitting room, kitchen/dining, garden room, attic study, dishwasher, c.h., easily maintained garden. Suit visiting academic. Available 1 Sept. for four or ten months. £1,300 p.c.m. Tel.: 01865 512366 or email: (after 1 Aug.).

Kidlington. Detached house, 4 double bedrooms, 2 en suite, plus family bathroom.Downstairs cloakroom, lounge, large kitchen/diner, study and garage. G.c.h. and all mod. cons. Garden and off-street parking for 3 cars. Close to frequent bus service, banks and supermarkets. Ideal for visiting academics, preferably non-smoking. Available for 1 year.£1,450 p.c.m. excl. bills. Tel.: 0035 3949862651. Email:

North Oxford . Well-maintained and fully-furnished semi-detached house; 3 bedrooms, family bathroom, lounge, kitchen/break area, utility room, sunroom, and a single garage. Located in an excellent residential area close to a beautiful park and local shops, with easy access to most hospitals, University departments, and M40. Best suited to non-smoking mature professional or visiting academic couple or family. Available from Oct. for one year. £850 p.c.m. Tel.: 01865 423488 (evening), 07718 369708 (day), or email:

East Oxford. Three-bedroom fully-furnished terrace house in quiet road with easy parking.Fully-fitted kitchen/diner incl. dishwasher, w/machine and fridge/freezer. Separate dining room. Bathroom and separate shower room. Large office on second floor. Lounge with open fire and French windows opening onto garden with shed. G.c.h., burglar alarm. Available 1 Oct. for one year. £1,200 p.c.m. plus bills. Contact Diana on 01235 813349 or

Three-bedroom house available for one year. Two double bedrooms and one single bedroom or study. Very convenient for colleges and city centre. Large sitting/dining room, fully-fitted kitchen and breakfast room with patio doors looking on to nice garden. There is space for 1 or 2 cars at the front of the house. Available from Sept. £850 p.c.m. Please contact Joan Taylor on 01865 241 570 or email:

East Oxford. Characterful Victorian terrace, 2 bedrooms, 2 reception, attic study, garden.Partly furnished, available Oct. City centre 5--10 min. bus ride away. Parking on quiet road.£750 p.c.m. for one year with possible renewal. References required. Very sorry---no children or smokers. Email:

Milton, near Abingdon. Modern detached furnished house, 1 mile from A34 (excellent road to Oxford, links to M4 and M40). Sitting-room, dining-room/study, luxury kitchen and utility (dishwasher, washing m/c, dryer, fridge/freezer), breakfast room, cloakroom, en suite master bedroom, 2 double, 2 single bedrooms, family bathroom. Double garage, workshop, garden, patio, off-road parking, secure fencing. £1,200 p.c.m., deposit £2,400. Available from July.Contact Agent on 01235 834740 or

East Oxford, Iffley Road area. Very comfortable 3-bedroom house with new kitchen and bathroom, plus large lounge and garden. Parking available. Would suit family or professional/postgraduate sharers. £830 p.c.m. excl. bills, available from Sept. Tel.: 01865 452243 or email

Spacious 2-bedroom furnished annexe cottage. Two miles from Green Road roundabout in outlying village. Two pubs, bus service, village shop. Suit academic professional/couple. No pets or children. Non-smokers only. Available mid-Aug. Short let 6--9 months preferred.£700 p.c.m. Tel.: 01865 351236 (day), 01865 351239 (evening).

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House to Let or for Sale

Upper Wolvercote, North Oxford. Three-bedroom semi-detached 1930s house in excellent condition. Quiet location, close to shop, pub, church, and school. Frequent bus to Oxford centre (12 min.), rural walks, canal. Two reception, kitchen/dining, convertible loft, storage, off-street parking. Fully productive organic kitchen garden with shed, greenhouse, asparagus bed. £335,000 or unfurnished rental £875 p.m. Email: Tel.: 01865 436850.

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Flats to Let

North and central North Oxford. One- and 2-bedroom apartments available for the coming academic year, best suited to mature professionals and visiting academics. Situated at a short distance from most university and hospital departments. Variety of rents. 1-bedroom apartments: £695 to £775; 2-bedroom apartments: £795 to £850 (all p.c.m. and exclusive of utility and council tax). Tel.: 01865 516144. Fax 01865 437996. Email:

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:

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.

Spacious three-bedroom chalet bungalow near foot of Shotover Hill. Available mid-July for 12 months or longer. Large L-shaped lounge, g.c.h., fully-fitted kitchen, French windows, medium-sized garden (possible assistance for additional charge), garage, and off-street parking. Quiet location. Viewing 9--12 July or by arrangement. £1,100 p.c.m. and one month's rent deposit. Contact Kate Kelly on 07711 320810 or preferably by email:

Tinkerbell Cottage in Boar's Hill, Oxford. Charming 2-bedroom terrace cottage (double bedroom and a study with a sleeping loft), partially furnished, working fireplace, large garden, stunning countryside views. Would suit couple or possibly two sharing, 4 miles to Oxford city centre and close to bus service into Oxford. £850 p.c.m. incl. utilities (except telephone).Available 1 Sept. 2004. Contact: 01865 735305 or

Headington. Fully-furnished and equipped 2-bedroom flat with garage, situated in quiet location within walking distance from Radcliffe Hospitals and Headington shops, as well as only being 1 mile away from Oxford city centre. Available from the beginning of July. A non-smoking professional couple or family is preferred. £785 p.c.m. Please contact 01865 766779 after 5.30 p.m.

Upper Wolvercote (North Oxford). Light and spacious 2-bedroom flat with stunning views over Port Meadow. Quiet location, yet on regular bus route. Fully furnished, with well- equipped kitchen, c.h., garage etc. Available 1 Sept. for long-term let to professional/academic couple. £750 p.c.m. Tel.: 01865 558210.

St. Clement's, Oxford. Furnished top-floor non-luxury flat in no-smoking, listed building.Three bedrooms, sitting room, kitchen, bathroom. One off-street car space (second may be possible). 10 min. walk to city centre, 1 min. to London bus stops. £825 p.c.m. Available Sept. Email: Tel.: 01865 273491.

Headington Hill. Spacious, quiet, furnished second-floor flat. Southerly outlook over communal gardens and parkland. Near colleges, hospitals and town centre. Two bedrooms, 1 en suite with shower and washbasin, 2 WCs, bathroom, hall, living room and well-equipped kitchen. C.h., entry phone, loft storage space and garage. Available Sept. £800 p.c.m. Tel.: 01865 515089.

Headington. Fully-furnished comfortable self-contained flat available to postgraduate or professional tenant. Shorthold lease of 6 months or more. Separate entrance. Very convenient for hospitals, Brookes, colleges, and central Oxford. Double bedroom, bathroom, sitting room/kitchenette. Combi hot water, c.h. W/machine, electric cooker, microwave, deep freezer etc. Own meters and telephone. Referees essential. £675 p.c.m. plus bills. Tel.: 07811 333560 or email

Central North Oxford, Bainton Gardens. Spacious fully-furnished and well-equipped luxury apartments with en suite master bedroom, twin bedroom, study/sofa bed, lounge, kitchen/diner. Best suited to professionals and academics. Available for 1 year or shorter periods. From £1,200 p.m. Tel.: 01865 279315. Email:

North Abingdon. Unfurnished 2-bedroom flat, ground floor. Garage and parking. Close to supermarket and buses to Oxford. £630 p.c.m. Available mid-Aug. Tel.: 01865 272782.

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Self-catering Apartments

Fully-furnished and serviced 3 and 4-star self-catering apartments available in North Oxford; 15 min. 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: E-mail:

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Accommodation Offered

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

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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: or visit our website at

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Comfortable rooms available now in pleasant North Oxford house. Short stay (up to 3 months). £55 p.w. (a bargain price!) Book by telephone: 01865 511657 or email:

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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.

Catherine Street, Oxford. Room to let in cosy 2-bedroom house, sharing with friendly musician from early or mid-Aug. onwards. Nice area, close to shops and bus stops. £300 p.c.m. plus bills and council tax. Professionals only, please. Call Nick or Claudia on 01865 728271.

The Abbeyfield Oxford Society Ltd.---keep your independence with support! Brian Lewis House, Oxford, situated near the city centre, with good bus connections. The House provides en suite rooms for nine elderly residents, and has a lovely garden. There is a resident House Manager and friendly, supportive staff. For details, please contact the Administrator on 01865 790439 or email

Room to let in East Oxford. Attractive, spacious house in Hertford Street. Non-smoking professional sought to share with 2 others. £280 p.m. plus bills. Tel.: 01865 726995.

Very nice single room to let on Woodstock Road (close to South Parade). Available 1 Sept.for postgraduate student. Large garden and spacious kitchen and sitting room. All mod. cons.and Internet access. £350 p.c.m. excl. (bills amount to approx. £20 p.m.). Tel.: 01865 512749 or email

Beautiful Georgian grade II listed building in the heart of North Oxford in delightful position. Four double bedrooms, newly appointed kitchen, conservatory. Available short/long term basis, furnished/unfurnished. Please contact David or Talbot on 01865 201717 or email

St Clement's area. Two-bedroom architecturally designed flat with dedicated parking space for one car. Fully equipped for short/medium term lets, available from 1 Aug. Tel. 01865 201717 or email

Lovely flat near centre of Oxford. Extremely comfortable; beautiful views. Would suit visiting academic couple. Available during Aug. Then from end of Oct. for at least six months. Contact: +39 333 9079 323 or +44 (0)777 313 3228.

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Office Accommodation

North Oxford , 800 yards from St Giles. A complex of four rooms (garden bungalow) annexe in detached premises off the Woodstock Road. Separate entrance, with all facilities.Computer and fax input, BT telephone, car parking, c.h. and hot/cold water. Total alarmed security. Five star interior and exterior appearance. Available immediately. Tel.: 01865 51 11 11.

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Accommodation Sought

< 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.

Flat or small house in Oxford wanted by single clergyman on sabbatical, from Aug./Sept.until end of Dec. Please contact Revd. Robin Griffith-Jones on 020 74275642 or

Landlords---we offer a service of finding tenants for houses and flats in the Oxford city area.We are currently looking for properties for short/medium term lets. If you are going on sabbatical or are away for other reasons, we have people who are looking for accommodation.Please contact us on 01865 201717 or email

House-sit sought by professional non-smoking woman for a few months, starting in Oct.I have sold my flat in London and am moving to the north of England, but must first finish a project in Oxfordshire. I am equally happy with town or country, and I should be delighted to look after any animals. I am presently house-sitting in Abingdon. References available.Contact Pamela Lanigan on 01235 832007.

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Accommodation Exchange

Offering Sleepless in Seattle style 1-bed/bath houseboat on Lake Union in downtown Seattle; looking for 2-double bedroom property within walking distance of Oxford train station/Saïd Business School. 2004--5 academic year, dates negotiable. Photos at or contact

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Holiday Lets

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. E-mail: Web site: website:

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: Please contact Sibilla Gelpke (Wadham, 2000), e-mail:

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:, or contact us on email: 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 e-mail:

Deepest SW France. Relax in a luxuriously renovated farmhouse with large secluded 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:

Normandy: Village au Brun, Notre Dame de Cenilly: old farm house, newly tiled roof, all mod. cons., and set in approx. 13½ acres of farmland. Peaceful yet within 4 kms from Cerisy la Salle (local village; Saint-Lo, Coutance approx. 20 kms; Cherbourg, Bayeux, Mont St Michel and Caen within 100 kms. Ground floor: kitchen/dining room; gas cooker; separate electric oven; microwave; large fridge with separate freezer; gas c.h.; bathroom with w.c.; sitting room. First floor: music room (with Grand piano), 2 bedrooms (1 with small office).Second floor: large bedroom; shower room with w.c.; gallery (suitable for office) which overlooks music room below. Open fire in sitting room. Ideal retreat for writer or musician seeking peace and quiet to work. £40 per night; £250 p.w. £900 p.m., longer lets negotiable.Price includes heating, linen and crockery but excludes telephone and electricity. For further details please contact Alexander Kok on tel.: 00 33 2 33 45 52 16, fax: 00 33 2 33 17 22 96.

Andalucia. Enjoy the tranquillity and spectacular views of Los Alcornocales Cork Oak Nature Park, above the ancient town of Jimena de la Frontera. Four delightful cottages set in a semi-tropical garden with pools. The River House (once part of a cannon-ball factory) beside Rio Hozgarganta (4 double bedrooms, 3 bathrooms), pool and flagstoned herb garden.Tel.: 01770 870311 or see

Geneva area/Département de l'Ain. Located between the Alps and Jura in the village of Ferney-Voltaire, this sunny ground-floor apartment in a Provence-style house is available for short or longer stays. Newly-built, with open plan fully-equipped kitchen (incl. crockery), dining room and sitting room, separate en suite double bedroom (linen provided), and small office. Nearby Voltaire's Château, 10 min. from the Palais des Nations and downtown (regular bus service), 5 min. from Geneva airport. Suit 1 or 2 academics. Parking, telephone, high-speed Internet connection, Sky. Immediate proximity to world-class food and wine, skiing, hiking and lakes. Available from 1 Oct. at 210 euro p.w., 385 euro for two weeks, or 740 euro p.m. Tel.: 01865 557 351 or email:

Siena, Italy. Two nice apartments, one just outside the city centre and one in the beautiful hills of Chianti, 20 min. from Siena. Amazing views. Minimum stay 3 days. Please find more details at and Tel.: 01865/288513 or email:

Apulia, Italy. Seventeenth century restored trulli on charming hills, views of vineyards and Mediterranean woods. Area of geological, historical and architectural interest; 10 min. from picturesque town of Alberobello, 10 min. from the sea. Ideal for lively and inspirational holiday. B&B in fully-furnished flats: A (sleeps up to 5): £560--790 p.w.; B or C (up to 3): £350--510 p.w. Discounts available for long lets. Daily direct flights: London to Bari or Brindisi. Web site: Email:

Tuscany. Last-minute opportunity! Villa Bellosguardo is the villa of your dreams.Magnificent panorama terrace facing Chiusi and Trasimeno lakes; surrounded by Tuscan and Umbrian hills. High-class furniture, gorgeous garden and park, large pool, hydromassage, children's pool, and masseuse service. It's ideal for your unforgettable Italian holiday. See Email or tel.: +39 3287133951.

Sardinia, Costa Smeralda, Italy. Tasteful villa in rural village of San Pantaleo on the North East coast of Sardinia, suitable for 2--6 people. Beautiful mountain views over the Roche Sarde from house and garden. 3 double bedrooms (2 double beds, 1 twin); balcony and large terrazzo for al fresco dining; deckchairs on terrace and garden; self-catering kitchen and spacious living room with TV. Only 10 min. by car from Porto Cervo, world-renowned Pevero golf course and all major beaches. Close to wide range of activities (e.g. village market, restaurants, mountain trails, tennis, diving, riding, sailing and windsurfing schools).Still available: 27 June--17 July and 28 Aug.--9 Oct. Email: See

Greece. Villa and pool house in Peloponnese: 7 double/twin bedrooms, 5 bathrooms. Sleeps 14 in comfort. 2½ hours drive from Athens, near Porto Heli. Just bought privately and refurbished to a high standard. Two acres landscaped and walled gardens, 57 ft. fenced swimming pool; 18 ft. dayboat. High season: £3,000 p.w., mid-season: £2,000 p.w. Catering possible by arrangement. Contact Michael or Peter Powis on 01367 718208 or 01367 252181.

Brixham, Devon. Newly refurbished, luxuriously furnished 4* fisherman's cottage.Fantastic marina/sea views. Five min. walk down to town/beach. Sleeps 6 in 3 bedrooms. All mod.cons. Private garage, although picturesque walks direct from front door. Still summer vacancies available. Contact or see

Barcelona. Fabulous flat in city centre available for week-ends and short breaks. Sleeps 6.Fully-equipped kitchen, large sitting room, dining room, 2 bathrooms, 2 balconies. Original tiled floors and 16ft ceilings. Bi-lingual babysitter available. TV/DVD/CD and Internet. Ideal for families. See or email

Murcia, Costa Blanca. Newly-built comfortable house, 10 min. from blue flag beaches and golf. Fifteen min. from Murcia airport; also accessible from Alicante. This 3-storey house features 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and cloakroom, sun patio and balconies. Access to communal pool. Sleeps up to 8. £150--400 p.w. Email: Tel.: 01865 434559.

Cyprus. Brand new 3-bedroom villa in Protaras. Can sleep up to 8 people. Situated in a quiet road, approx. 1 km from resort centre and beautiful beaches. The villa has its own private pool and is fully furnished, with air-conditioning throughout. For a free brochure and more information please call 01295 270376 or email:

Hourtin Lac, Medoc region. Half an hour from Bordeaux airport. 2-bedroom studio apartment (1 double, 1 bunk bed) with balcony overlooking lake and port with sailing, fishing, swimming; bicycles; 10 km from surfing beach. Available from 14 Aug. £350 p.w.Email:

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Houses for Sale

Wheatley Village, Oxford. Three-bedroom semi-detached in sought after area. Excellent road and bus access to central Oxford. Approx. 115-ft rear garden and 50-ft front garden, off-street parking for 4 cars. New rewiring and new c.h. throughout. Garage, car port and rear patio.Viewing recommended. £249,995. Contact:

Iffley Fields, Oxford. Beautifully modernised and extended Victorian double fronted end terrace. Airy modern kitchen/dining room extension built 2003, creating fantastic living area, plus shower room. Upstairs: gallery landing accessing 4 double bedrooms and modern twin basin bathroom with bath and shower. Pretty front garden and precious car parking area, and small but beautifully screened-off southwest-facing rear garden with wooden decking patio.£450,000. Tel.: 07770 303472.

Grandpont, Oxford. Uniquely situated small Victorian terrace house close to River Thames, near Folly Bridge, for private sale freehold. Kitchen, 2 reception, conservatory, 2 bedrooms and first floor bathroom. Off-street parking. Secluded south-east-facing garden. Gutted, completely refurbished and modernised in 1991. Region of £300,000. Viewing after 7 July.More details from

North Oxford . Nicely presented, light and airy 4-bedroom detached family home with west- facing garden, garage and off-road standing for 2 cars. Bathroom, shower room, kitchen/breakfast room, dining room, living room, garden room, utility room, g.c.h., d.g., broadband. Built in 1968 and later extended. £460,000. Tel.: 01865 552455.

Arnold Road (off Donnington Bridge Road). Two reception and 4 bedrooms with 2 car parking spaces, fully redecorated and new carpets throughout. An excellent investment property---buy now and rent/share with friends to pay a mortgage. Offers minimum £220,000.Contact Andrews on 01865 244614 or see (property ref. AOP 01068) for further details.

Great Milton. Charming 3-bedroom end terrace cottage (c. 1860) in this sought-after village.Family bathroom plus master bedroom with en suite; sitting room and kitchen/diner; conservatory and pretty, well-stocked garden. Twenty min. to city centre; 5 min. M40.£345,000. Contact Morgans on (01844) 279990 or

Wootton by Woodstock. Two-bedroom terrace cottage in a beautiful village just 9 miles north of Oxford. Recently renovated and very well presented throughout. Living room, fireplace with wood-burning stove, kitchen, cellar, two large double bedrooms, garden, off- road parking and garage. Lots of period features. Good public transport links into Oxford nearby. Asking price £203,000. Freehold. Tel.: 01993 812477. Mobile: 07782268629.

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