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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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Boat Race

The Oxford University Society invites you to watch the 151st Oxford v. Cambridge Boat Race with us on 27 March. We have chartered a boat that will be moored at Chiswick Pier on the northern bank, affording a superb view of the crews in the finishing stages of the race. Tickets cost £45 each. For further information, please see our website ay/boatrace.shtml or phone Cathy Tennent on 01865 288087.

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The Oxford University Orchestra will be performing Berlioz's Symphonie Fantastique and Tchaikovsky's Rococo Variations with soloist Guy Johnston and conductor Douglas Boyd on 12 Feb. at 8 p.m. in the Sheldonian Theatre. Tickets: £10/£5 from the Playhouse. Tel.: 01865 305305 or

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W.G. Hoskins, Making of the English Landscape. 50th Anniversary Conference at Christ Church, Oxford, on Sat., 16 Apr., 9 a.m.–5.30 p.m. Speakers include Dr Robert Peberdy on 'Hoskins' Early Life', Professor David Pullizer, 'Landscape of Towns', and Professor Charles Phyttian-Adams, 'Landscape History—Then and Now'. Further details from Academic Study and Travel, 3 Whites Forge, Appleton, Abingdon OX13 5LG. Email:

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St Giles' Thursday Lunchtime Talks

Christ at Work: 17 Feb., 'Down to the sea', Bishop Bill Down (Chaplain to Seafarers); 24 Feb., 'In at the sharp end', Revd Nick Fennemore (Hospital Chaplain); 3 March, 'The cure of one soul', Revd Michael Brierely (Bishop's Chaplain); 10 March, 'Fighting the good (and sometimes the not-so-good)', Fr Nick Gosnell CF (Army Chaplain); 17 March, 'The nun's priest's tale', Revd Lister Tonge (Convent Chaplain).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.

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St Giles' Interfaith Talks Series, Lent 2005

Visions of Love: Explorations into the meaning of love. 15 Feb., 'George Herbert's 'Love'', Very Revd John Drury, Former Dean of Christ Church, Oxford; 22 Feb., 'A Jewish perspective on love', Rabbi Dr Norman Solomon, Fellow in Modern Jewish Thought, OCHJS; 1 Mar., '1 Corinthians 13', Fr Gerard Hughes, Jesuit priest and author; 8 Mar., 'An Islamic perspective on love', Dr Ataullah Siddique, Director of the Markfield Institute of Higher Education; 15 Mar., 'Love and charity', Rt Revd Prof Stephen Sykes, Honorary Bishop of Durham and Principal of St John's College, Durham. The talks will be held at St Giles' Church, Oxford, at 8 p.m. Everyone is welcome.

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Charity Event

Sun., 13 Mar. at 5 p.m., Oxford Playhouse. The Oxford charity DIPEx ( is to benefit from an evening of conversation between renowned playwright, author, and producer Jonathan Miller and prize winning author Ian McEwan. Proceeds from the event will contribute towards producing a new DIPEx website on peoples' experiences of Myeloma. The evening will also see the launch of the latest DIPEx study in experiences of carers of people with dementia. Jonathan and Ian will take questions from the audience at the end of their conversation and Ian will be available to sign copies of his new book. Tickets (£12/10 conc.) from the Box Office on 01865 305305 or at

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Meco Monthly Lecture. Professor Yahya Michot, Faculty of Theology, University of Oxford and Fellow of the Oxford Centre of Islamic Studies, will speak and lead a discussion on 'Muslims of Europe: past and present challenges'. This public lecture takes place at 3 p.m. on Sun., 20 Feb. at the Summertown Church Hall, corner Banbury and Portland Roads, North Oxford. All faiths welcome. Refreshments provided. For further details phone 01865 766032 or 01865 439805 Email:

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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:

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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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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.

Original drawings by Anning Bell, Belcher, H.M. & C.E. Brock, Cleaver, Cowham, Du Maurier, Furniss, Greiffenhagen, Hassall, Jacomb-Hood, Low, Partridge, Raven-Hill, W. Heath Robinson, Sambourne, Sullivan, Tonsend, J. Walter West, Caton Woodville. Many for Punch, some for the Titmarsh Club and editions of Thackeray. Also fine prints and books. Online at A paper catalogue is available. Tel.: 01635 201825.

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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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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:

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Services Offered

Franklins Solicitors. We have recently recruited an experienced employment lawyer from a well-known London practice. Contact Sarah Escritt for advice on all aspects of the employment relationship. Our family law team is led by Peter Devlin, who is a Deputy District Judge and member of the Solicitors Family Law Association. We also deal with wills, trust, probate, residential, and commercial conveyancing. Contact details: 15 Ock Street, Abingdon, OX14 5AN. Tel.: 01235 553222.

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).

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:

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: Tel.: 01865 725786.

Odd jobs and property maintenance. For general property maintenance - repairs, decorating, shelving, cupboards, light building work, and odd jobs etc. Phone Anthony Swift on 01865 762576. Excellent references.

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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

Easter Revision Courses: GCSE, AS & A Level. D'Overbroeck's College is one of the leading and most established providers of Easter revision courses in the UK, with an outstanding track record of success. Expert exam-based teaching. Focused exam preparation and feedback. At GCSE: revise three subjects in a five-day course. At AS & A level: revise two subjects in a six-day course. Based in North Oxford. Limited places available. Contact us now to find out more. Tel.: 01865 310000.

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Situations Vacant

Au pair required, Apr.–mid-July. After-school care for 7- and 5-year-old. Medical professor's family in Central North Oxford. Preferably over 21 with some child care experience. Mother speaks good French. Might suit postgraduate. Tel. 01865 512714.

trong>Nuffield College requires a hard working and reliable Domestic Assistant (Scout) 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. Salary £5.57–£6.32 per hour, 20 hours p.w. (mornings). For an informal discussion of the post please contact the Housekeeper on (01865) 288540. Closing date: Fri., 4 Mar. The College is an equal opportunities employer. For further information and an application form, please contact the Human Resources Department, Nuffield College, New Road, Oxford OX1 1NR (01865) 278699.

St Stephen's House, Oxford, a Hall of the University of Oxford and Church of England Theological College, is seeking to appoint a College Secretary/PA to the Principal. The successful candidate will be a mature person with strong computer/IT skills and highly competent in administrative work, able to work under pressure and with good interpersonal skills. This is a key position on a dedicated staff team in a small and friendly community. 37 ½ hours p.w. Salary £18,537, point 39 of the University Secretarial salary scales. Closing date: 21 Feb. Interview date: 1 Mar. Details of the post and application form are available from The Bursar, St Stephen's House, 16 Marston Street, Oxford OX4 1JX. Tel.: 01865 432302. Email:

Magdalen College School requires a Secretary to work as part of a team for the Master's Office. This position could be part-time (mornings) or full-time. High standards of accuracy required. Salary dependent on hours and experience. Letter of application, full CV and details of two referees should be sent to the Master's PA (from whom full details may be obtained) by the closing date of Fri., 18 Feb. Magdalen College School, Oxford OX4 1DZ. Tel.: 01865 242191 Email:

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Houses to Let

North Oxford (Jericho). Available 27 March or sooner for 1 year or less: fully-furnished, recently redecorated house, secluded garden. 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. (incl. 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:

Jericho, Oxford. Charming terraced cottage in quiet residential street, nicely modernised, walking distance city centre, station. Two bedrooms, bath with decent shower, all appliances, patio garden. To let fully furnished, china, linen, etc. March, April only, all incl. except phone. £1,300 p.c.m. Ideal for visiting academic. Please contact

Oxfordshire Cotswolds, Milton under Wychwood. Three-bed detached unfurnished bungalow. Available immediately for 6 months+. New kitchen, large lounge/dining room, family bathroom, cloakroom with w.c., washbasin. Fully double-glazed, wooden floors, full g.c.h., large garden, garage and off-road parking. For photos, maps, etc. please see £850 p.c.m. excl. council tax and utilities. Email: Tel.: 01993 830581.

Blenheim Estates—two properties available: 1.) Manor Farmhouse, Cassington. Refurbished Victorian stone built farmhouse in the centre of this popular village. This imposing 5-bedroom house backs onto open farmland. Many period features and outbuildings to the rear. Available now. 2.) Park Cottage, Blenheim. Semi- detached cottage undergoing full refurbishment. Three bedrooms, sitting room, kitchen, bathroom, garden and garage. Available in Apr. For further information, visit our website on or contact Dennis Murphy on 01993 810504 or

Farmhouse in Canada. Delightful 19th century Ontario farmhouse to let Sept. 05–June 06. Two bedrooms, kitchen, dining room, lounge, and attached annexe with bedroom, lounge and bathroom. The property, in 65 acres of beautiful country, is totally secluded, providing ideal accommodation for an academic with family to study or write. Civilisation is only 15 min. away by car. Monthly charge $1,800 (c.£800) negotiable. Tel.: 01993 810035. Email:

Summertown, Oxford. Four-bedroom terrace house with garden and all facilities available to let for up to 12 months from Aug. Close to bus routes, 1.5 miles from city centre, colleges, science area, and close to local schools and shops. Ideal for visiting academics with family. Will consider sharer lets. For further details contact Alison Madden on

Central North Oxford. Lovely Victorian family house available from 1 Mar. Four bedrooms, two living rooms, study, large kitchen/dining room, bathroom, separate shower room, sunny secluded garden. Fitted kitchen, washing machine, dryer, c.h. Ideal for university, best primary schools, train and bus station, city centre, shops, cinemas, etc. Available unfurnished or partially furnished to suit. Non-smokers only. No pets. £2,000 p.c.m. (excl. utility bills and council tax). Tel.: 01865 557907.

Headington. Semi-detached furnished house, 3 bedrooms, 2 reception rooms, safe back garden; quiet neighbourhood. G.c.h. Kitchen has washer/drier, dishwasher. Off- road parking, close to town centre, hospitals, bus stop. No smoking nor animals. £700 p.m. plus bills. Available from end of May. Tel.: 01865 288147.

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Flats to Let

Central North Oxford: 10 minutes' walk from city centre, all main university buildings and parks, also very close to the river: available now for short/long let in extremely quiet, civilised, large Victorian house in this exclusive, leafy, residential Victorian suburb with large, light airy rooms: two lovely ground floor flats, each with large double bedroom, large single bedroom, large drawing room, kitchen, bathroom. Flat 1 (recently refurbished to a high standard) is available at the end of March. Flat 2 is available now. Off-street parking, large secluded garden. Tel./fax: 01865 552400. Mobile: 07789092274.

Temple Cowley. Double-bedroom furnished apartment in recent development in quiet cul-de-sac. Very convenient for buses and swimming pool. Allocated parking. Non-smoker. £660 p.m. Tel.: 01844 279416.

St Clement's/Cowley Road. Large, newly refurbished flat (unfurnished), within 4 min. walk of Magdalen Bridge. Three bedrooms, large sitting room, separate dining room, fully-fitted kitchen, bathroom, shower room and separate toilet. Off- peak c.h., double-glazed throughout. £895 p.c.m. Email: Tel.: 01865 372445.

North Parade. Charming fully-furnished 1-bedroom flat in the heart of North Oxford. Available Mar. £700 p.m. Tel.: 01865 513816 (weekdays). Email:

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Accommodation Offered

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

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

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:

A home away from home. Pleasant accommodation provided for visiting academics and guests. Attractive, cheerful and quiet; just over a mile to the city centre. Full breakfast is provided. Close to charming river walks and delightful Iffley. One minute to bus stop. Street parking available. Short or longer-term bookings. £39 per night. Discounts given for full-week bookings. Tel.: 01865 770501. Email: Tel.: 01865 770501.

Single furnished room to let in quiet private house in Headington, close to the John Radcliffe Hospital. £75 p.w. incl. with broadband, but not telephone. References required. Tel.: 01865 762811 or 07765 240229.

St Margaret's Road, North Oxford. Spacious room in Victorian house available from 1 Mar. Would suit quiet female academic. Bathroom and kitchen shared with one other (f). £350 p.c.m. incl. Tel. 01865 554977.

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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: E-mail:

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Accommodation Sought

Two or three-bedroom house or flat required for family of four (two adults, a toddler and a baby). Preferably in Oxford or nearby, for 2–3 months from mid-March, while our home is being renovated. Would be happy to rent or house-sit. Please contact Elizabeth or Colin. Tel.: 01865 847988 or email:

Home exchange: Kapiti Coast, New Zealand. Exchange sought by couple for sabbatical leave in Oxford area, Jan.–July 2006. Beach front, modern home within one hour's access of Wellington (by car or train) and Palmerston north (by car). Three double bedrooms, two bathrooms, study, three large living areas, plus outdoor living spaces. Willing to negotiate car swap. Contact Annette Beasley:

Visiting academics with 2 children of 11 and 13 seek rental or exchange for June and July in Oxford. We need a 2-bedroom house or flat close to the University. Could swap with our house in Cape Town which is near UCT, has lots of rooms, a wonderful garden and view onto Table Mountain. We are also looking for single accommodation for one adult during May. Contact

Academic couple (Oxon) with own residence seek to rent flat in North Oxford for one year plus (flexible) from mid-July 2005. Part furnished or unfurnished with 1 or 2 bedrooms and study, good space, garden if possible/shared. Quiet location. Circa £800–£950 p.c.m. Non-smokers, no children, meticulous. Highest refs. (Oxford) if required. Tel.: 01865 516140 (private).

Visiting Canadian professor seeks fully-furnished, 3-bedroom house in Oxford with easy access to city centre (North Oxford or Jericho preferred). Non-smoker. Dates: Aug. 2005–July 2006. Email: Tel.: 01865 277375. Contact in Canada: Tel.: 001 418 658 9125.

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Holiday Lets

Tuscany. Holiday house and cottage to let. Superb scenic setting near mountains. Florence, Arezzo, Siena, and many more amazing places in easy reach. Ideal for walking, sightseeing, swimming, cycling, museums and galleries, enjoying wonderful Tuscan food and wine. Can accommodate from 2 to 15 people. Air conditioning, large garden with BBQ. Very reasonable prices. Details and photos at (no 'www'). Email: Tel.: 020 8699 8883.

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 Email : Fax : +30 24240 23057.

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:

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- Further details on

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

Tuscany. Small traditional farmhouse in Chianti, 15 min. from Siena, set in olive groves on hill side overlooking unspoilt valley; beautiful view of Siena's skyline. Sleeps up to 6; simply but decently equipped; car essential. Small pool and idyllic surroundings. for photos and rates. Email:

Tuscany. Family-owned wine estate, producing highly recognised wines, olive oil, and cheese. Offers ancient farmhouse and apartments accommodating 2 up to 12+. Secluded rural setting, 30 min. to central Florence. Contact: Tel/Fax (0039) 055 824 9120. Email:

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 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:

Italy. Lovely, small, sunny village house (historic centre), 45 min. to Rome by bus/train (frequent service). Suitable for max. 2 n-s people. Fully furnished, linen, duvets etc. provided. You need take nothing. Very quiet, ideal for study. £300 p.m. (plus bills, which amount to very little). Ideally for at least one month or more. Photos provided if interested. Contact Angela Fuller on 01284 704441.

Southwest France. Between Albi and the medieval bastide town of Cordes, lovely 100-year old stone farmhouse on edge of village in the Tarn's 'Golden Triangle'. Six-acre grounds, 15 m. swimming pool, set amid sunflower fields and vineyards. Three bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2 living rooms, large well-equipped kitchen, separate wc/utility room. Sleeps eight. Fully serviced. Several airports within easy reach. Call 0033 563 561 885 or email for details.

Two properties: 1.) Umbria, Assisi National Park. Traditional stone villa with oak beams fountain and terraced garden. Superb views, wild life, quiet, own road, car essential. Two double bedrooms, kitchen/dining room, large bathroom. 2.) Lombardia, Lake Como. Village house apartment closely overlooking the lake. Double bedroom, dining/sitting room, kitchenette, bathroom, loggia. Boat landing-stages nearby. 30 min. Como city. £350 p.w./£650 p. fortnight for either let, plus returnable deposit. Tel.: 01865 768775.

Carefully converted farmhouse in South West France (Tarn-et- Garonne) available for several periods May–Sept. Tranquil but accessible. Accommodates six plus baby. Swimming pool and attractive outside sitting areas. Modern facilities and excellent local support. Barbecue, wood burning stove and c.h. all available. Discounts negotiable for University members and longer lets. Details from and queries to

Albi, Cordes, Gaillac triangle. Lovely private house with independent cottage, sleeps 12. Suits two families. Pool, tennis court. Twenty acres. Nearby wonderful village with restaurants, deli, boulangerie, etc. Games room, table tennis, snooker. Satellite TV, open fires, modern kitchen, all linen. Beautiful terrace, courtyard, orchard, gardens. Hoopoe, nightingales, nightjars. Woodland paths. Full domestic service available. Contact Judith on 01608 810299 (evening).

Tuscany, Maremma. Detached house surrounded by farmland. Sleeps 4–6. Fully-equipped kitchen, sitting room with fireplace leading to portico ideal for outside dining, c.h. Ten min. from shops and range of beaches. Rome, Pisa, Florence, Siena, each within 2 hours' drive. Etruscan and Roman sites. Easy access to Tuscan Archipelago. Tel.: 0117 3157104. Email:

Tuscany, Italy. Charming 17th century farmhouse in unspoilt mountain village with magnificent views. Spacious accommodation, fully modernised with lovely garden and swimming pool. New Lucca; easy access to Pisa and Florence. Sleeps 8–10. Not available in Aug. Tel.: 0208 4464913. Email:

Holiday house in Catalonia. Well appointed house in the unspoilt village of Regencós (65 miles north-east of Barcelona). The house has two self- contained flats, each comprising double bedroom, twin bedroom, kitchen, bathroom and lounge/diner. Attractive roof garden with beautiful views. Superb beaches within a radius of 6 miles. Spanish maid visits every Sunday. £400 p.w., £750 per fortnight, £1,400 per 4-week period. Tel.: 01993 810035. Email:

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 stays. Featuring an open plan fully-equipped kitchen (crockery included), dining room and sitting room, separate en suite double bedroom (linen provided), and small office. Nearby Voltaire's Chateau, 10 min. from the Palais des Nations and downtown Geneva (regular bus service), and 5 min. from Geneva airport. Suit one or two academics. Parking, telephone, high-speed internet connection, and immediate proximity to world class food and wine, skiing, hiking and lakes. Available for short lets (up to 8 weeks) from 23 Apr. at €250 p.w., €1,000 p.m. Non-smokers preferred. For more details and photos, ring 01865 557 351 or email

Mousehole, Cornwall. Dylan Thomas called Mousehole the most beautiful village in England. We have two attractive little harbourside cottages to let, each sleeping four. They are only 40 yards from each other—two families often come together. Sandy beaches inside, rocky pool outside the harbour walls; fishing is allowed off the quays. From £275–£460 p.w. Winter: £185 p.w. Car parking (paying) adjacent. Contact Mrs Dancy on 01736 7311377 or see

Tuscany, near Bagni di Lucca. Farmhouse, sleeps 8 in 4 double bedrooms, own 15m pool. Wonderful position on a hillside surrounded by fields. Pisa airport 1 hour, Florence about 1 ½ hours, beach 1 hour. For more information contact Sarah Briant on 01869 331566.

N. Spain, Picos de Europa. Very comfortable, spacious and well equipped self-catering apartments for 2 people. Twin bedroom, bathroom, kitchen/living/dining area. Private terrace or balcony with magnificent views. Perfect walking, bird-watching, wildflowers. Phone Suzanne Strevens (0034) 942 735102, email or see details on

Brittany. Stonebuilt farmhouse in peaceful hamlet in the 'Montagnes Noires' hills, 20 miles east of Quimper. Recently modernised, sleeps up to 7 people in 3 large bedrooms. Garden and several acres of meadow and woodland. From £195 p.w. Phone Simon Gush on 01303 840764 for further information and photos.

French Pyrenees. Two traditional stone houses, at 850 m with wonderful views (Chateau de Montsegur), ideal for walking and relaxing. All facilities included for £170'£300 p.w., depending on numbers. We are 1 ¼ hours from Carcassone. Please tel.: 00 33 561013046, for photographs and more information.

Bequia Island Grenadines. Off the beaten track fun holiday island. Stunning views, pool, air conditioning, nearby beach. Three-bedroom villa for £ 680 p.w., May to Aug. 2005 (house keeping, all linens). Mar. 2005 available! £1,600 p.w. Exclusive to our guests 5% discount on island air transfers Barbados to Bequia. Tel.: Lara Cowan on 01993 850285.

Sea breezes in Andalucia. Comfortable modern flat with balcony sea-view near Estepona, one hour west of Malaga airport. Sleeps up to 4. Two bedrooms, (double bed and 1 or 2 singles) with balconies and 2 bathrooms. Fully-equipped kitchen, large living/dining-room. Communal swimming-pool. Easy access Marbella, Casares, Selwo wildlife park, equestrian centre, dolphin spotting. Within reach of Jerez, Sevilla, Cadiz. From £250 p.w. Available from 8 Apr. Tel.: 01865 553912.

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Houses for Sale

Detached house, integral garage, close to Matthew Arnold School, Cumnor. Built 1959, refurbished and extended by Oxford Architects' Partnership with Kingerlee Builders late 1980s. Versatile accommodation: 3 (easily 4) bedrooms, large lounge, dining room, well-equipped kitchen/breakfast, 2 bathrooms, utility/shower, cloakroom. Built- in bookcases, spacious storage. Secluded S.E. rear garden, semi-woodland. Ample front drive parking. Solar panels. Offers around £399,000. Appointment 01865 864450 or 07813 502491.

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Flat for Sale

Central Paris. Completely renovated two-bedroom, third floor apartment in sought-after area on the edge of 5e and 13 e quarters. Quiet, courtyard location. Open plan, well-equipped, modern kitchen/diner, double shower room, cellar. Original features include marble fireplaces and parquet flooring. Lovely area, excellent transport links, close to Jardin des Plantes and rue Mouffetard. Excellent investment and superb rental location. Monthly rental income €940. Furnishings included. €225,000. Tel: 01729 822986. Email:

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For Sale

Books for sale: 1.) 'Anthology of Chinese Literary Essays' (translated to English). Please visit 2.) 'The Philosophy of Mechanics'. Please visit n

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