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Oxford University Gazette, 2 June 2005: Advertisements

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: www.ox.ac.uk/staff.

A Wine and Strawberry Party will be held in the Club Room between 5.30 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Mon., 13 June. Wives, husbands, partners and children are invited. Please book with the booking secretaries.

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Society for Graduates

The following meetings are held on Fridays at 8 p.m. in the Okinaga Room in Wadham College, Parks Road. Visitors are welcome. Graduates of any university and of all ages are eligible for membership. 3 June, P. Lund, 'The history of Binsey'; 10 June, S. Marner, 'Ferdinand Bauer (1760–1826): 'the Leonardo of natural history illustrations''; 17 June, AGM & Barbecue at 21 Woodcroft, Kennington, 6.30 p.m. Members: £5 per term. Visitors: £1.50 per meeting. For more information, contact Anita Segar, President, on 01865 730574.

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St Giles' Thursday Lunchtime Talks

The breaking of the twenty-first century: 9 June, J. Glennie, 'From charity to justice: the future of the UK debt campaign'; 16 June, Sir Richard Evans, 'Whither China?' The talks will be held at St Giles' Church at 12.30 p.m. Everyone is welcome. In order to help us with our costs, a small donation would be appreciated. www.st-giles-church.org.

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Concert

Sat., 11 June at 7.30 p.m., Town Hall, Oxford. The Oxford Harmonic Society, The Orchestra of Stowe Opera, and soloists perform Monteverdi's 'Vespers' of 1610. (Conductor: Robert Secret.) Disabled access; limited number of large-print programmes available. Tickets: £12/£10 (concessions: £10/£8) from Oxford Playhouse on 01865 305305, or on the door.

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Lecture

Oxford Muslim Music Festival. Sat., 4 June, 8 p.m. at the Oxford Town Hall. Various artists and musicians from around the Islamic world will perform sacred music, devotional chanting and liturgical songs. Performers include those from Bangladesh, Egypt, Iran, Malaysia, Morocco, Pakistan, Palestine, Senegal, Turkey, Uzbekistan and Yemen. Admission to this gala charitable fund-raising event: £10–£20. For tickets phone 01865 766032 or email info@meco.org.uk.

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Charity Book Sale

Masses of books, fiction and non-fiction, at Turville Books, a unique book barn open on Thurs., 9 June–Sun., 12 June (incl.), 10 a.m.–4 p.m. All proceeds go to charity. Set in beautiful Oxfordshire countryside, with good local pubs, Turville is ½ hour drive from Oxford through Watlington or via exit 5 on M40. Book sale is signed from Turville village. Enquiries: jopepp@tvfarm.freeserve.co.uk.

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Plant Power Festival 2005

Explore the University of Oxford Botanic Garden, the world of plants and how we use them at this year's series of festival days. We have commissioned five artists with the support of Arts Council England to create pieces of artwork that will reveal interesting and unusual ways in which we use plants. Each of our artists will respond to the five festival themes. Sat., 18 June, 'Plants that cure us'; Sat., 23 July, 'Plants that entertain us'; Sat., 20 Aug., 'Plants that feed us'. 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Adults: £2.60, children in full-time education free (must be accompanied by an adult). Tel.: 01865 286690. www.botanic-garden.ox.ac.uk.

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School Scholarship Offered

Summer Fields, Oxford: the Maclaren Trust Scholarship. A scholarship, of up to 90% of full fees, is awarded to a boy of outstanding ability between the ages of 10 and 12 who, without this financial support, would not be able to come to Summer Fields. For an application form please write to or telephone the Registrations Secretary, Summer Fields, Oxford OX2 7EN. Tel.: 01865 459204. Email: schoolsec@summerfields.org.uk.

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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: http://www.cafezouk.co.uk.

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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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Personal Training Services

One of the highest qualified exercise and nutritional consultants/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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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.

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).

Oxford Literary Consultancy. Manuscript assessment. Editorial guidance. Publishing advice. For beginners and experienced writers. For fees and services, visit our website: www.oxfordwriters.com. Tel.: 01865 725786.

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.

Visit St Philip's Books at 82 St Aldates, Oxford (next to Reservoir Books). We specialise in rare and second-hand books in the humanities, especially theology and history, also literature and philosophy. Open Mon.–Sat., 10 a.m.–5p.m. Free catalogues on request. Good prices paid for large or small collections. Please call Christopher Zealley on 01865 202182. www.stphilipsbooks.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.

Blue House, a small, intimate nursery for children 2'5 years, established 16 years. Open Mon.–Fri., 8.30 a.m.–5.30 p.m., full or half-days. NNEB staff. All pre-school activities incl. numeracy and literacy skills to prepare children for school entry. Short-term vacancies for visiting academics. Call Kimberley for further information, or come to visit. Tel.: 01865 247877.

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Tuition Offered

Traditional English Watercolours. Summer schools in watercolour painting with Rebecca Hind and Stuart Dawson at Little Wittenham Nature Reserve, South Oxfordshire. Two 1-week courses running Mon.–Fri., weeks commencing 11 July and 18 July at £175 p.w. Suitable for beginners and experienced painters. Details on www.rebeccahind.com or call 01865 340633.

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Situations Vacant

Stanford University Centre in Oxford. Required for Sept., a part-time Student Services Assistant. Duties will include providing reception cover, administration of student services, and clerical support to the Director and Administrator. Stanford is a well- known American university for which the Programme in Oxford offers 47 students the opportunity to study here as part of their degree course. Closing date: 10 June. Full particulars may be obtained from the Administrator on 01865 251193 or stanford@herald.ox.ac.uk.

Linacre College is seeking to appoint a Resident Housekeeper by 22 Aug. The Housekeeper is responsible, under the Domestic Bursar, for the supervision and recruitment of domestic staff and for maintaining a high standard of housekeeping in the College premises and all its hostels. The college is relatively small, houses graduates only and is noted for its friendly, informal and inclusive style. The Resident Housekeeper will also be expected to act as stewardess/steward on guest nights and on similar occasions. On-site accommodation (a spacious one-bedroom flat) is provided rent-free and is suitable for single/double occupancy. The post requires previous relevant experience and the ability to work constructively with a wide range of people. Starting salary: £14,825–£15,841, subject to cost of living award from 1 Aug., plus guaranteed annual overtime of c.£1,000. Closing date: 17 June. Further particulars and application form can be obtained from the Domestic Bursar, Linacre College, St Cross Road, Oxford OX1 3JA. Tel.: 01865 271667 between 9 a.m.–4.30 p.m. or email hilary.sudbury@linacre.ox.ac.uk.

London publisher has one work experience placement to offer to a suitable candidate for summer 2005. Contact Valentina at info@artnik.org, quoting reference number I215.

The European School Culham requires from Sept. an experienced, qualified teacher of Dutch mother tongue (approx. 13 periods p.w.) to teach pupils at all levels of secondary school, up to the Baccalaureate. Closing date: Tues., 7 June. Please write with your CV and the names and addresses of two referees to The School Secretary, European School Culham, Abingdon OX14 3DZ. Tel.: 01235 522621. Email: julia.grange@eursc.org.

Oxford Analytica is seeking a North America Editor/Analyst. The successful candidate will commission and edit analysis on the politics, economy and international relations of North America for publication in the Oxford Analytica Daily Brief. Candidates should have a firm grounding in the region, probably developed through a postgraduate degree and/or relevant experience. Preference will be given to those who have resided/studied in the United States. Analytical skills and the ability to write/edit with speed and accuracy are essential. The position is Oxford-based and confirmation is required of eligibility to work in the United Kingdom or evidence that such eligibility will be easy to attain. Closing date: 17 June. CV, letter of application and details of current salary to: Sharr McCheyne, HR Manager, Oxford Analytica Ltd, 5 Alfred Street, Oxford, OX1 4EH. Email: smccheyn@oxford-analytica.com.

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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: 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.

Comfortable family house in Lonsdale Road, North Oxford. Close to Summertown shops and easy bus access to the university. Fully furnished with a quiet garden. Excellent local schools. Three bedrooms, study, large living room, kitchen and bathroom, g.c.h. Ideal for a visiting academic. Available from Sept. for 12 months. £1,100 p.m. (excl. local council tax). Contact Dr. Max Peberdy at maxpeberdy@aol.com.

Moreton Road, North Oxford. Four-bedroom house from Aug. Lovely furnished house in residential area, close to schools, shops, sports centre. One mile from centre. 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. Further reception. Fully-fitted kitchen. Utility room. Off-street parking. Garden. £1,875 p.c.m. plus bills. Tel.: 01865 554142. Email: renee@europartnerships.co.uk.

Sutton Courtenay, Oxfordshire. Sitting room, dining room, 3 double bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, study/playroom/4th bedroom, well-fitted kitchen (dishwasher, washing machine, dryer, water softener, microwave), g.c.h., full insulation. Downstairs could accommodate wheelchair. Conservatory, garden, ample off-road parking, secure fencing. Fully-furnished, china, linen, pans, utensils. Good road and rail communications. Available from Aug. £1,000 p.c.m. excl. utilities and services. Deposit: £1,500. Tel./Ans./Fax: 01235 834740. Email: diamar@onetel.com.

Osney Island. Sunny and spacious end-of-terrace period property, five min. to railway station and 10 min. to city centre. Two double bedrooms, refurbished bathroom, two reception rooms, modern fitted kitchen, g.c.h. security alarm system, courtyard garden. On-street permit parking. Available furnished or unfurnished from Aug. £1,100 p.c.m., ONO. Contact Steve on 07779 791980 or stevejhudson@hotmail.com.

Modernized Victorian house in quiet East Oxford Street. Close to shops and town centre. Two double bedrooms and a study/attic room with telephone and IT desk. Furnished. Kitchen equipment and bed linen provided. Lovely garden and interiors. With regret leaving home due to relocation. Shorthold tenancy required for one year, and possible extension. Suit academic couple with need for study space or small family. £875 p.c.m. Email: sallynabav@onetel.com. Tel.: 07986036561.

Pleasant area adjoining South Park, near city centre, Oxford University, Brookes University, and hospitals. A good-sized, semi-detached house, 3 bedrooms (double, twin, single). Large living/dining room; fitted kitchen; utility room, with fridge, washing machine, dryer; dishwasher. Conservatory, gardens, parking. G.c.h., double glazing, alarm system. Fully furnished. Maintained by Oxford owners. Available 1 Aug. £950 p.m. For more information please call 01865 515342. Email: diana_myatt@lineone.net.

Fully-furnished house to let off Botley Road from mid-Sept. Two double bedrooms, nice garden. Please contact julia.prest@yale.edu.

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Flats to Let

Central North Oxford: 10 min. walk from city centre, all main university buildings and parks, also very close to the river: available now for short/long let in extremely quiet, civilised, large Victorian house in this exclusive, leafy, residential Victorian suburb with large, light airy rooms: lovely ground floor flat, fully furnished, with large double bedroom, large single bedroom, large drawing room, kitchen, bathroom. Available from Aug. Off-street parking, large secluded garden. Tel./fax: 01865 552400. Mobile: 07789092274.

Cowley, Boswell Road. Extremely nice ground-floor flat with large garden. Two bedrooms and all modern comforts. Very silent. Well-served by buses, 15 min. from downtown. For very quiet academic person or couple, with reference. From end Aug. to end Jan. 2006. £550 p.m., council tax and bills excluded. Tel.: 01865 711577 (7 p.m.–9 p.m. or leave message). Mobile: 07810 194454. Email: piero.pinza@virgin.net.

Headington. Purpose-built apartment in a new gated development just off the Green Road roundabout. Very good access to buses, London coaches and ring road; short walk from Headington shops. Two bedrooms, two bathrooms (one en suite), fitted kitchen, dining/living room. Largely unfurnished, but will furnish if desired. Second floor. One reserved undercover parking space. Available from 1 July, possibly earlier. £850 p.c.m. Tel.: 01865 430522 (p.m. and evenings).

Summertown. Newly refurbished light and spacious first-floor flat. Huge drawing room, master bedroom, bathroom, fully-fitted kitchen, second bedroom/office; wooden floors throughout. Suit visiting academic. Available early June. £990 p.c.m. Contact info@collegeandcounty.biz or call 01865 722277.

Woodstock Road, North Oxford. Large Edwardian 1-bedroom ground- floor flat, available 1 Sept. to 31 May. Fully furnished and equipped. Easy walking distance to both University and Summertown shopping. Includes sitting room/study, dining room/study, new bathroom, kitchen with dishwasher and washer/dryer. Private garden and carport. Ideal for academic couple. £720 p.m. plus utilities and council tax. Phone 01865 559174 or email estone@notes.cc.sunysb.edu.

Sunny, stylishly furnished 1-bedroom flat in a converted period building. Located in a quiet side road in the vibrant St Clement's area and only 10 min. walk from the city centre. Very convenient for the many local cafés and restaurants as well as the bus stops for London and its airports. Available for short- or long-term let from July. £675 p.c.m. Email: l.earle@intrac.org. Tel. 07903 734822.

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Vacation Lets

Summertown, Oxford. Spacious 4-bedroom (2 double, 2 single) furnished house and garden available for rent from mid-July to mid-Sept. 1.5 miles to city centre. Frequent buses. Two min. from Summertown shops. Study. Broadband connection. Good rates offered for holiday period. For details, email d18m01@yahoo.co.uk or call 01865 514998.

Holiday let in heart of Old Marston; 1 ½ miles from centre of Oxford. Enchanting stone cottage with secluded front garden. Patio table and chairs. Comfortable living room with beams and open fireplace. Window seat. Modern, well- equipped kitchen. Original winding staircase to two bedrooms, one large double with window seat, one twin. Bathroom/wc with shower. Available 4 June from £550 p.w. Tel.: 01785 851161. www.holidayhouseoxford.co.uk.

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. Residents' parking, two bicycles. Available nearly eight weeks, from Fri., 8 July–Thurs., 1 Sept. Price negotiable. Tel.: +44 (0) 1865 725193. Email: gpsmith@brookes.ac.uk.

Central North Oxford. Spacious Victorian 4-bedroom 2-bathroom semi-detached house, sleeps 8. Two sitting rooms, conservatory, large kitchen with Aga. TV, dishwasher, washing-machine etc. Large secluded garden, off-street parking. Chalfont Road is 10 min. walk from city centre, University Park, and University departments, also 5 min. from river. Available 26 July–26 August. £516 p.w. incl. utilities, council tax, and cleaner or £2,000 for whole period. Contact Dr J. Reynell. Tel.: 01865 516615. Email: josephine.reynell@qeh.ox.ac.uk.

Room to let. Spacious master bedroom with en suite bath. £500 p.c.m., all bills included. Available July and August. Shared house with n-s academic professionals in Waterside (Jericho/Port Meadow). Parking space. For further details please call 07717 053641 or email natalie.lundsteen@cas.ox.ac.uk.

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Accommodation Offered

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.

Finders Keepers: for all of your accommodation needs please contact us—Oxford's rental specialist. Tel. 01865 311011. www.finders.co.uk.

Thomas Merrifield Lettings. We let and manage property throughout Oxford and Oxfordshire and always have a good selection of furnished and unfurnished properties available for 6- or 12-month lets. We have a team of dedicated staff based in Jericho in Oxford and would be delighted to help you with your accommodation search. Please phone us on 01865 515900. Fax: 01865 310823. Email: info@tmlettings.co.uk. Website: www.thomasmerrifield.co.uk.

Comfortable rooms in convenient North Oxford. Only £60 p.w. per person or £95 p.w. for two. Tel. 01865 511657. Email: coulsonm@btconnect.com.

Paying guests, visiting academics, welcomed for short or long stays in the comfortable home of a semi-retired academic couple, in exclusive, quiet, leafy central north Oxford, within walking distance of all main university buildings, town centre, parks, river, good shops, and restaurants. All rooms have colour TV, tea-/coffee-making facilities, microwave, and refrigerator and/or deep-freeze availability, c.h., and independent heating. Breakfast included in the very moderate terms. Tel./fax: 01865 557879. Email: eaton@norham23.freeserve.co.uk.

Marston. Furnished room to let in spacious, lovely house, sharing with friendly professional (f/28). Cosy living room, dining room/study, small kitchen, bathroom (shower and bath). Large garden. Very close to shops, bus stops; near University Parks and JR Hospital. Suit quiet, n-s female academic/professional. No students. Available from 1 Sept. to ideally late May. £350 p.m. plus bills and council tax. For further details, please call 01865 242049. Email: kruemel76@hotmail.com.

Charming period house in central Headington, fully furnished and all mod. cons. Two double bedrooms, 1 single room. Two bathrooms, 1 with bath, basin and wc and one with shower, basin, and wc. Very large kitchen with all mod. cons. and 2 reception rooms. Beautiful, secluded garden and off-street parking. Ideal for visiting academics/medics. Short lets available any time. £1,200 p.c.m. Contact Faith Ayre at faith.ayre@psy.ox.ac.uk. Tel.: 01865 765912 (home) / 07855 007608 (mobile) or 01865 271386 (work).

Academic visitors welcome for short or long stays in friendly home of an academic during the period of July–Sept. The house is located in East Oxford. Walking distance from the centre through the University Park. A good-sized furnished room with colour TV. Shared kitchen, washing machine, and garden. Ample parking space in front of the house. Moderate terms. Email: miriamoxford@yahoo.com.

Single room in lovely, spacious, furnished n-s 3-bedroom house in Iffley, sharing with two considerate females in 20s. Very quiet area, wireless broadband, garden, parking, garage for bikes. Very near bus route to city centre, and shops within easy walking distance. Available 1 July. Total rent and bills including broadband approx. £335 p.c.m. plus telephone. Call 07763 617745.

Central Oxford, Albion Place. One-bedroom flat available for short- term let. Fully-furnished and equipped (incl. linen and towels), very convenient for city centre (Christ Church 2 min. walk, Carfax 5 min. walk). From £875 p.c.m. depending on length of stay (incl. council tax, utilities and broadband, excl. telephone calls). Available end June. Tel.: 07977 518507. http://flatcentraloxford.blogspot.com.

A large and new en suite bedroom to let to a single n-s person. It was recently renovated with a new marble bathroom. It is situated in Sunderland Avenue, and fully furnished. £500 incl. bills, shared kitchen, sitting room, and garden. Available now. Please contact aram@orinst.ox.ac.uk or phone 07977 495150.

Cosy single room on quiet street in East Oxford for female sharer in lovely, well-furnished, modern house. Large, sunny garden. Available July. £310 p.c.m. excl. Tel.: 07763 147813 or doris.schedlitzki@new.ox.ac.uk.

Double room available from 1 July in quiet, n-s house in Cricket Road. The room is located on the top floor of two-storey house, sharing facilities with one other tenant. Council tax and water rates are included in the rent of £280 p.c.m. For further information, please ring 01865 430595 or email James Sandham on james.sandham1@ntlworld.com.

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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. Suitable 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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Office Accommodation

North Oxford , 800 yards from St Giles'. A complex of four rooms (garden bungalow) incl. an 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 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.

Finders Keepers: for all of your accommodation needs please contact us—Oxford's rental specialist. Tel. 01865 311011. www.finders.co.uk.

College and County are seeking high quality family homes for long lets for visiting academics. We have a number of applicants from the States and from Europe who are hoping to take up tenancies between now and the end of Sept. All areas required but we have particular demand in North and West Oxford. For a confidential market appraisal or for an informal chat please contact Mark Crampton Smith on 01865 722277 or email mark@collegeandcounty.biz.

Non-smoking couple (academic visitors, quiet) seeks furnished accommodation in Oxford, preferably 1-bedroom flat, either from June or from mid-Aug., for the period of one year. Please email schroll@maths.ox.ac.uk or call 07862 299865.

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Holiday Lets

Greek Island Rentals. Skopelos and Alonissos. Local villa specialist offers lovely pool villas, town houses and cottages available for rent. Town, country and seaside locations. Accommodations for 2–16 persons. Prices from £100 p.p./p.w. For information see www.holidayislands.com. Email : thalpos@otenet.gr. Fax : +30 24240 23057.

Deepest SW France. Relax in one of our three privately owned luxuriously renovated farmhouses with large, secluded grounds in a stunning rural area. Generous facilities include en suite accommodation, own heated pool, satellite TV. Suitable for great holidays or sabbatical breaks for 6, 8 or 10. Contact Marion on 01865 554122 or email marion@hidden-sw- france.com. Further details on www.hidden-sw-france.com.

Paris apartment available in New Year for short or longer stays in July and Aug.: 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 TV, CD, hairdryer, etc. Linens and cleaning provided. Three nights minimum. £55 per night, £325 p.w. or £950 p.c.m. for members of the University. (Non-member rates: £65 per night, £395 p.w., and £1,050 p.c.m.). Contact Dr J.J. Chamberlain on 07957 588 448 or email: joe.chamberlain@ukgateway.net.

Chateau guesthouse in Normandy: Le Castel, an 1850s petit chateau near Coutances. Set in 4 acres of gardens just 20 min. from the sea. All Normandy's sights easily accessible. Five ensuite guest rooms, 3 with fire places, all furnished in period style. Rooms from €50 p.p. per night, incl. breakfast. Call Nicholas on 0033 233170045, or see www.le-castel-normandy.com.

Discover unspoilt Slovakia. Timber cottage deep in a sleepy, 'end-of- the-road' forest village. Over 40% of Slovakia is covered by forest, more than Switzerland or Norway. Near a medieval town on the UNESCO World Heritage list and close to a spa once frequented by royalty, a leisure centre, tennis courts, swimming pools... Sleeps 4–6, two bedrooms, each with en suite bathroom. Cottage from £250–£390 p.w. Tel.: 01844 339754. www.SlovakCottages.com.

Mallorca. One hour from Palma, a 19th century family house in medieval town. With two acres of landscaped gardens, orchards and spectacular swimming pool. Twelve min. drive to beaches, golf, tennis and national park. Five min. walk to shops and restaurants. Nearby walking on peninsular national park for bird-watching and hidden coves. Sleeps 2–10 (four bathrooms), from £1,000 p.w. Email: jane@northmoor.net or call 07831 727200.

Apulia (Italy). Seventeenth-century restored 'trulli' on charming hills, views of vineyard and Mediterranean woods. Area of geological, historical and architectural interest; 10 min. from picturesque town of Alberobello and 10 min. from the sea. Ideal for lively and inspirational holiday. B&B in fully-furnished flats: Flat A (sleeps up to 5): £560–£790 p.w.; Flats B or C (up to 3): £350–£510 p.w. Discounts available for long lets. www.vignaledipirro.com. Email: info@vignaledipirro.com.

Mousehole, near Penzance, Cornwall. Gorgeous holiday cottage in picturesque harbour village. Sleeps 6 plus. Light spacious upstairs living room with balcony overlooking Mounts Bay. Well-equipped kitchen/diner, handmade units, exposed granite wall, traditional Cornish range; 100 yards from harbour, small sandy beach, safe swimming when the tide is in. Excellent restaurants; galleries; walks; coast path to Lamorna Cove. Many of our visitors return. . . Tel.: 01865 727423 for illustrated brochure, or visit www.pugwash.com/caroline.

Fully restored, centrally heated, tastefully furnished medieval Palazetto with 14th century cellar, in a tranquil setting in historical centre of Capranica, Italy. Close to lakes, Etruscan heartland. Rome 30 miles. Accommodation over 3 floors. Large double, single/study, bathroom, lounge/diner with fireplace, fully-equipped kitchen/diner, sunny terrace with views over valley. £1,100 p.m. From Oct. for 6 months to 1 year. Tel.: 020 7370 5794. Email: gupta_nicky@hotmail.com.

Pretty stone farmhouse in sunny South-West France. Sleeps 4 adults. Beautifully restored by local craftsmen, Belle Vue offers magnificent views, wonderful markets and great location in a region of fascinating history. Bergerac airport just 30 min. away—flights from Birmingham. Bargain flights also available to Bordeaux and Toulouse. A perfect escape and ideal retreat whatever the season. Indian summers a speciality! Please see www.maison- bb.com.

Holiday home in France. In a small village on the banks of the River Lot, the property sleeps 4–5 and comprises large traditionally furnished kitchen/diner; double bedroom; study/bedroom; shower room and toilet; very spacious attic incl. second shower room and toilet, and a terrace and garden. Ideal for walking, fishing, canoeing, touring'or just relaxing. From £250 p.w. For further details, please call 01865 764385.

Colonial farmhouse to let in U.S.A. (New Hampshire). Easy access to university libraries in Boston, which is 1 hour 10 min. away by car. Two large bedrooms with extra sleeping arrangements possible. 100 acres of forests. £400 p.w. Available mid-July for weekly or longer rentals. More details on www.woodburyfarm.org. Contact number in Oxford: 01865 241685.

Andalucian sea breezes. Comfortable modern flat with balcony sea- view near Estepona. Malaga airport one hour. Sleeps up to 4. Two bedrooms with balconies; 2 bathrooms. Fully-equipped kitchen, large living/dining room. Communal swimming pool. Easy access Marbella, Casares, Selwo wildlife park, equestrian centre, dolphin spotting. Visit white villages clinging to mountain sides: Casares, Rondo, Arcos de la Fronterra. Within reach of Jerez, Sevilla, Cadiz. From £250 p.w. Tel.: 01865 553912. Email: mary.yoe@all-souls.ox.ac.uk.

Southwest France, near Mirepoix. Restored stone farmhouse with annexe in 12 acres of land. Idyllic peaceful location, close to medieval town of Mirepoix. Carcassonne hour, Toulouse and Mediterranean coast 1 ¼ hour. House comprises 1 double bedroom, three twin bedrooms, bathroom with shower and separate wc; the annexe provides double bedroom with en suite overlooking swimming pool. Barn with ping-pong. Swimming pool (11 m), slide, climbing frame. Fully-equipped modern facilities, i.e. washing machine, dishwasher, satellite TV/video and piano. Spacious garden with BBQ and shady eating area. Cheap flights to Carcassonne and Toulouse. See http://www.cheznous.com/. Property Ref.: 12689. Reduced rates for University members. Call Carolyn on 01235 525591. Email: guillot@onetel.com.

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Houses for Sale

Semi-detached home in New Hinksey. Near park, swimming pool, schools and city centre. Individual houses with young families in the road. Solid wooden floor downstairs, polished wood upstairs. Four bedrooms (2 en suite downstairs), plus nursery/study. Family bathroom upstairs. Lovely south-facing garden. Off-road parking. £400,000 +. Tel: 07802 717210.

Long Hanborough. First-floor maisonette, living/dining room, 2 double bedrooms, third bedroom/study, double glazing throughout, extensive roof storage, attractive easily maintained private garden with greenhouse to rear, garage, set in landscaped communal grounds. Village close to Woodstock/Witney, 9 miles from Oxford, with regular rail link to Oxford and London, good local bus services, and excellent shops, school and other amenities. £185,000. Tel.: 01993 882898 for illustrated brochure.

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Flats for Rent or for Sale

The Wyndham Housing Association offer self-contained 1-bedroom flats for retired people for sale or rent near the centre of Oxford. Our all-inclusive monthly charge includes 24-hour Warden cover, a cooked lunch and a light supper to each flat daily, as well as all heating, lighting and other important services. For further information, please contact: The Administrator, Wyndham House, Plantation Road, Oxford OX2 6JJ. Tel.: 01865 511239.



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For Sale

Refectory style oak dining table (5ft 6 in x 2 ft 8 in / 1.68m x 0.8m) £100; Belgian oriental style carpet (6ft 7 in x 9 ft 6 in / 2m x 2.9m) £75; hall carpet runner (2 ft 7 in x 10 ft 7 in / 0.79m x 3.2m) £50. Tel.: 01865 251607. [26pd]

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