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Oxford University Gazette, 14 July 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.

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Research on Filipino Carers

Are you, or is someone you know, over the age of 70 and being cared for at home by a carer from the Philippines? The University of Oxford is conducting research on the experiences of migrant workers in the British care sector, and is conducting interviews with carers from the Philippines. Interview confidentiality will be respected, and interviews may be conducted in both English and Tagalog. If you know of any Filipino carers who may be willing to be interviewed, or would like more information, please contact Lourdes Gordolan at lourdes.gordolan@compas.ox.ac.uk or call 01865 274711. www.compas.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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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., 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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Jazz in a Summer Meadow

Sat., 30 July, Harcourt Arboretum, Nuneham Courtenay. Bring a picnic, your friends and family and enjoy the sounds of swinging jazz and funky Brazilian beats in the lovely meadow. In aid of Harcourt Arboretum Primary School Education Programme. Gates open at 6 p.m.; performance at 7 p.m. Tickets: £10 individual, £25 family ticket. Tel.: 01865 286690, or send a cheque to FOBG, Oxford Botanic Garden, Rose Lane, Oxford OX1 4AZ.

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Evolving City

Oxford's year-long cultural celebration: events, exhibitions, festivals'Evolving City is an exciting addition to the city's cultural life. Oxford is a more controversial, exciting and challenging place than its traditional image conveys, and Evolving City sets out to reflect this: so sample aspects of the city's culture that you might not know existed. Try something new this month from the wide range of activities the programme offers! www.evolvingcity.com.

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Lecture

Meco Monthly Forum. Dr Maleeha Lodhi, Pakistani High Commissioner, will lecture on and lead a discussion entitled: 'Muslims in the West: The Imperative of Integration'. Nissan Lecture Theatre, St Antony's College at 3 p.m., Sat., 23 July. Free admission. All welcome. Refreshments served. For further information, phone 01865 766032 or 01865 439805. Email: info@meco.org.uk.

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Exhibition

The Nude Revealed: a Graphic Display. An interesting group of original prints of nudes offered for sale by print dealer Elizabeth Harvey-Lee. Works by Aldegrever, Barthel & Sebald Beham, Binck, Brockhurst, Chagall, Corinth, Dürer, Fantin-Latour, Foujita, Gibbings, Gill, Heckel, John, Laboureur, Larson, Legrand, Lehmbruck, Lucas van Leyden, Maillol, Nash, Picasso, Raimondi, Regnault, Rembrandt, Rodin, Rowlandson, Sanraedam, Shannon, Sloan, Schmutzer, Tissot, Verkolye, Whistler, Wierix, Zadkine, Zorn and many others. Fully-illustrated catalogue available, price £10. The prints will be exhibited during the weekend of 16/17 July, at the gallery at 1 West Cottages, Middle Aston Lane, North Aston, OX25 5QB. Visitors are welcome on Sat. and Sun., 10 a.m.–6 p.m. Tel.: 01869 347164. Email: North.Aston@btinternet.com.

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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. Website: 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).

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.

Carpenter/joiner. For bookcases and wardrobes etc. made on site to your specifications. Portfolio available. Call 01865 721707 (evening) or 07961 444597 (daytime). Email: rewleypark@aol.com.

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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.

Nursery place available. Nursery place for toddler (2–3.5 years) in Oxford University nursery (North Oxford) from Sept. through Dec. Contact bdignas@umich.edu or 01865 741024.

Psychiatric nurse available for private nursing care. Qualified in 1991. British, female, language: English, 42 years. Rates dependent on care required and travelling involved. Tel.: 01865 512770. Mobile: 07788 722932.

Debbie Payne Gardening and Domestic Services. RHS trained gardener providing garden clearance, restoration and maintenance. Friendly and reliable. Competitive rates and free estimates. A cookery service is also provided: whether it is to fill the freezer or dishes for a party. Complete with public liability insurance. Contact: gardening.debs@virgin.net or 07810 420711 for more information.

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Situations Vacant

Jesus College, Oxford, requires a part-time nurse to support the College Doctors in the provision of a medical service to 450 students. An appropriate nursing qualification and IT skills are necessary. Hours of duty are 8 p.w. for the 10 weeks of each full term. Salary: £3,957 p.a. Applications should be received by Wed., 27 July, and interviews will take place in the afternoon of Thurs., 4 Aug. For further details and an application form please contact the Assistant Bursar, Jesus College, OX1 3DW. Tel.: 01865 279716. Email: assistant.bursar@jesus.ox.ac.uk.

Oxford Analytica is seeking an Eastern Europe/CIS Editor. The successful candidate will commission, edit and write analysis on the politics, economy and international relations of Eastern Europe and the CIS for publication in the Oxford Analytica Daily Brief. Preference will be given to candidates who can offer expertise in Central Asia and/or Ukraine. A firm grounding in the region is required, developed through postgraduate study and/or relevant work experience. Analytical skills and the ability to write/edit with speed and accuracy are essential. The position is Oxford-based, and proof of eligibility to work in the UK is required, or evidence that eligibility can easily be acquired. Closing date: 22 July. CV and details of current salary to: Graham Hutchings, Editor, The Oxford Analytica Daily Brief, Oxford Analytica Ltd, 5 Alfred Street, Oxford, OX1 4EH. Email: ghutchings@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 website 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.

Superb top-floor studio apartment in quiet cul-de-sac in Oxford, vacant from 1 Aug. The main studio room is very large and full of light; lovely views from the large balcony over the private gardens; split-levels on 2 floors; a well-equipped new kitchen (dishwasher, clothes drier and washing machine, microwave combination oven, fridge etc.) and a shower toilet room on floor below. Own garden entrance, off-street parking for 2 cars and phone connections to BT, NTL and Broadband included. £800 p.c.m. For photos see http://tanyag.t35.com. Tel.: 01865 427707.

North Oxford . A choice of two attractive fully-furnished, newly-built houses just north of Summertown shops, with easy access to hospitals and University departments, and all local shopping and sport amenities. One with 4 bedrooms and one with 2 bedrooms plus 1 study, all en suite, family bathroom, cloakroom, garden, and private parking. Best suited to n-s mature professionals and visiting academics with no pets. Available from Aug. and Sept. at £995 and £1,195 p.c.m., exl. utility and council tax if applicable. Please call 01865 516144 or email a.fiorentino@ntlworld.com.

Marriott Close, North Oxford. Unfurnished, 2-bedroom modern house in quiet location. Updated kitchen and bathroom. Garden, garage, off-street parking; 5 min. walk from bus route direct to city centre. No smokers or pets. Available mid-July. £750 p.c.m. Contact p.clarke@siemens.com or call 01865 841119.

Family house to let. Fully equipped, 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms. Large living room/kitchen/dining room. Cosy sitting room. Garage/utility. Large sunny garden. Situated in no-through road with good neighbours in a quiet village 3 miles from Oxford city centre. We will move to France for 12 months from end Aug., and would like to find friendly people to take care of our home. £1,350 p.m. Email: jeremy.allan@wanadoo.fr. Tel.: 0033 5 65 403512.

Comfortable family home. Hill Top Road, Headington. Near hospitals and schools. Large kitchen/diner and sitting room. Further large reception room, utility room, downstairs shower and cloakroom. Five bedrooms; first-floor bathroom. Fully furnished. Pleasant garden. Off-street parking. Available July. Suit family. No sharers, no pets. N-s only. £1,450 p.c.m. Tel.: 01865 351745.

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.

Central Oxford. Victorian house, 3 large bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, sitting room, dining room, modern kitchen. Recently renovated, tastefully furnished, new appliances, g.c.h., smoke detectors, garden. Bright and airy. Off Botley Road, 5 min. walk to city centre, colleges, station, etc. Close to scenic riverside walks. Friendly neighbourhood. Close to good schools. £1,250 p.c.m., available Aug. Contact 020 7837 3318. Email: ahuvia.kahane@rhul.ac.uk.

Charming period cottage. Westcott Barton, 14 miles north-west of Oxford, in a quiet corner of the village. Attractively furnished and well equipped. Two bedrooms (1 double bedroom, one spare bedroom/dressing room/study). Beams, inglenook fireplace, wood-burning stove, g.c.h., country antiques, washer/drier, fridge/freezer, bath/shower, small walled south-facing garden. Wonderful place to write. Available mid- Sept. Email: doreen.mcbarnet@csls.ox.ac.uk.

Quiet terrace house, furnished, available Sept. for minimum one year. Situated in West Oxford near meadows and river. Two double bedrooms, one currently a study; large kitchen with washing machine, gas cooker, fridge and freezer, dining room, lounge and sitting room. 40 ft garden and patio; g.c.h., bathroom with power shower. Very convenient for train station. Fifteen min. walk from town centre. £1,100 p.m. excl. Email: jonardon@liv.ac.uk.

Two-bedroom modern furnished house, with c.h., parking, and private and communal garden. Very quiet, attractive location (Iffley Turn), close to all amenities. Available from 3 Sept. (and possibly earlier) for a minimum of 6 months (renewable). Sorry no children, smokers, or pets. £730 p.m., plus council tax and utilities. Tel.: 01865 361494. Fax: 01865 368192. Email: southend104@hotmail.com.

Family house to let. Fully furnished. First floor: 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom. Ground floor: living room, kitchen, dining room, conservatory, washroom, laundry, closet. Garden with large lawn. On Southdale Road in North Oxford (2 miles from city centre). Available Jan. to June or July 2006, while we are on sabbatical. £1,300 p.c.m. (plus utilities/tax). Car rental can also be negotiated if desired. Tel.: 01865 515 240. Email: joy.rosenberg@ntlworld.com.

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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.

Are you looking for property in the city centre? Contact Portfolio Properties for high quality properties in and around Oxford. Currently we have studio, one-, and two-bedroom apartments available in the city centre. Why not visit www.portpropoxford.co.uk where you will find property information and a great deal of useful information for tenants and landlords. For more details, please telephone 01865 242634, fax 01865 242834, or email info@portpropoxford.co.uk for the latest availability.

North and central North Oxford one- and two-bedroom furnished apartments available from mid- and from late Aug. All conveniently situated for all hospitals and University departments, best suited to n-s mature professionals and visiting academics at £750 and £795 p.c.m., excl. utility and council tax if applicable. Please call 01865 516144 or email a.fiorentino@ntlworld.com.

A spacious, light, airy, furnished, top-floor flat in Waterways (Frenchay Road), minutes' walking from city centre. Elevator, video entry, alarm. Lounge/dining room. Double bedroom with fitted wardrobes and en suite shower room. Twin bedroom with fitted wardrobes. Bathroom. Well-equipped kitchen with gas hob, electric oven, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine. G.c.h., parking. £1,050 p.m. Minimum six months. Available 10 Aug. Tel./Fax: 01865 880018. Mobile: 07771873838. Email: momoyolord@hotmail.com.

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.

Granville Court, London Road: fully-furnished two-bedroom flat; 10 min. walk to city centre and most University buildings; adjacent Brookes University; en suite shower to main bedroom. £800 p.c.m. excluding bills. Suitable for a couple or two n-s single professional or post-grad sharers. Available beginning of Aug. Email: dorothymyers@gn.apc.org.

Brand new flat in Central Oxford (Paradise Street) with parking. Two double bedrooms, two bathrooms. Very spacious open plan living area. Wooden floors. Amazing views of Oxford Castle and The Millstream. Available long term from July/Aug. Unfurnished (negotiable). £1,250 p.m. Non-smokers only, please. Please contact Greg or Tamie for more information on 01923 350034 or 07711804475, or email tamarisk.downes@ntlworld.com or thelmasanders@amserve.com.

Headington, Oxford. Renaissance Park. Brand new 2-bedroom second- floor furnished flat with carport and views over rolling countryside. Available beginning of Aug. Would suit professional(s). Regret no smokers or pets. Tel: 01784 432434.

Central North Oxford: near Dragon School, in exclusive block, close to city centre, University and Parks. Ground floor, well-furnished, two-bedroom flat with spacious living room opening onto private patio and large communal gardens. Luxury Shower. Well-fitted large family kitchen. Private off-street parking. Garage if required. Burglar alarm. Basement storage. £950 p.c.m. Available on or after 17 July. Tel.: 01865 515778. Email: brian.mountford@oriel.ox.ac.uk.

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Vacation Lets

Large Victorian 5-bedroom house with walled garden overlooking the river at Iffley Lock. Ten min. cycle ride to city centre along the towpath. Available 7 Aug.–4 Sept. £500 p.w. Use of car (VW Passat) also a possibility. Please call Tanya on 01865 401510 or email themos@nag.co.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.

Comfortable, pleasant accommodation available for academics in attractive, private house, just over a mile from the centre of Oxford. B&B basis. Dinner by arrangement. One minute to bus stop. River walks nearby. Quiet. A home away from home. £39 per night. Discounts for long bookings. Please telephone 01865 770 501. Email: colejustine@yahoo.co.uk.

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

To share a large, quiet apartment in central North Oxford. Bath and shower. Two toilets. Large, sunny bedroom. TV. Washer-dryer. Ample storage. Off-street parking. Non-smoker. Suitable for academic or professional. May remain indefinitely. £375 p.m. plus share of utilities. Tel.: 01865 511555.

Two bedroom annexe of large house on Cumnor Hill, Oxford. Fully furnished with all mod. cons., incl. washer/dryer. Parking in drive. By frequent bus stop. Available in Sept. or earlier. £700 p.c.m. excl. Tel.: 01865 862034.

Sitting room, bedroom and en suite bathroom available in a lovely house off the Abingdon Road. The rooms are furnished and are suitable for a single person. The house is fully equipped and is shared with one other. The rent is £550 p.c.m., which includes all bills except telephone calls. Parking is available. Please contact Kate. Mobile: 07810 352607. Email: kate@brodgar.fsnet.co.uk.

Pleasant light room in family house to let from 1 Sept. Own bathroom, kitchenette, use of family kitchen and garden, telephone and TV. Quiet area of Headington, easy access to shops and town centre. £435 p.c.m., including utilities, council tax and some cleaning. Tel.: 01865 766122.

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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. Website: 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 Website 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.

Large comfortable double room in quiet house or reasonably spacious self-contained bed-sit required to rent from mid-Sept. close to Oxford city-centre for visiting n-s academic. Oxford references available. Please contact Dr. Dorren McMahon. Email: dorren.mcmahon@ucd.ie.

House swap in London. We have a 5-bedroom semi-detached Victorian house with large garden in leafy Dulwich (but close to a station 12 min. by train to Victoria). We are looking for a house swap (preferably, but not necessarily, in North Oxford) for one academic year from Sept. We have two visiting daughters and two well-behaved dogs. Contact Alan Hunt at alan.hunt@qeh.ox.ac.uk.

House sitting offered. Mature, professional woman available to house- sit from mid-Aug. for one year. Will take care of house and garden. References available. Tel.: 01453 753342.

Wanted: 4-bedroom house to buy in Summertown/North Oxford area. Cash buyers, no chain, can move fast. Tel.: 01865 515935. Email: michael.sheringham@all- souls.ox.ac.uk or p.sheringham@yahoo.com.

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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.

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.

Andalucia, Gaucin. Unique architect-designed villa set in the heart of this beautiful 'Pueblo Blanco'. Built as a series of 3 apartments and 2 cottages around a private courtyard and swimming pool. It can be booked exclusively for large groups (up to 13) or as individual units (2–5). There are spectacular views to Gibraltar, the Mediterranean, and N. Africa from all the private terraces. www.thespanishvilla.com. Tel.: 07801 341856.

Nice, Cote D'Azur. Lovely fully-equipped apartment to let in central location. Cool breeze through fifth-floor flat. Lift. Walking distance from Promenade des Anglais, shopping centre and station. From £350–£500 p.w. Tel.: 0207 722 4189.

Geneva area/Département de l'Ain. Ground-floor apartment in Ferney-Voltaire. Open plan fully-equipped kitchen, dining and sitting room, separate en suite double bedroom (linen provided), office, phone, broadband, parking. 10 min. to Palais des Nations and downtown Geneva (regular bus), 5 min. from Geneva airport. Suit one or two non-smokers. Available for short lets from mid-July at €250 p.w. or €1000 p.m. For further details and photos, email srusu@wanadoo.fr.

Mousehole, Cornwall. Holiday cottage unexpectedly available right on the picturesque harbour with its sandy beaches. Sleeps four. Car parking at hand (paying I fear). £460 p.w. for high season reducing to £180 p.w. for winter months. Why not treat yourselves to a little extra holiday in what Dylan Thomas called 'the most beautiful village in England'? For further information, contact Professor or Mrs J. C. Dancy, Wharf House, Mousehole, Penzance TR19 6RX, or phone 01736 731137. Alternatively, visit our website on www.mouseholeholidays.co.uk.

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Houses for Sale

Spacious three-storey Victorian semi-detached for sale in pretty market town of Thame. Oxford 16 miles. Close to M40. Sitting/dining room (30 ft) with log-burner and stripped flooring, family room, breakfast kitchen, downstairs wc. Four bedrooms: 3 double and 1 single, night cloakroom to bedroom 2, bathroom. Small but private and pretty rear garden. G.c.h. Garage and off-street parking. OIEO £385,000. Tel.: 01844 215713. Email: maxine.pribyl@hmc.ox.ac.uk.

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Flats for Sale

St Peter's Road, Wolvercote. Spacious apartment with impressively large sitting/dining room and kitchen. Ideally situated close to the city and fabulous walks on Port Meadow. Two large double bedrooms, full bathroom, good storage, g.c.h., recently refurbished throughout. Communal gardens. Garage with storeroom. Guide price: £200,000. Contact Kemp and Kemp on 01865 510000 or visit www.kempandkemp.co.uk.

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For Sale

French furniture for sale. Large, ornate, carved solid-wood desk, £220; solid oak 2-door 'paysanne' sideboard, £120; six dark wood bistro-type dining chairs, £110. All in perfect condition. Available from 4 July. Photos available by email. Contact edward.nye@lincoln.ox.ac.uk.

Car for sale. 2003 black VW Polo 1.2 E 65 3dr hatchback. Petrol, 15,000 miles. Excellent condition, one owner, CD player, PAS, ABS, rear wiper, driver, passenger and side airbags. Full VW service history, last serviced Apr. 2005. Includes steering wheel lock. Reason for sale: moving abroad. £5,300 ONO. Call 01865 288217 or 01865 311872.



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