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Oxford University Gazette, 16 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.

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Oxford Union Library Refurbishment

A major refurbishment project is under way at the Oxford Union Library. This includes complete renovation of the Poetry Room, improvements to the lighting in the Old Library, re-carpeting of the Old Library and Library Reception, and the building of a new Library Office. To enable this work to be carried out, the Poetry Room will be closed from Fri., 10 June until the Union re-opens on Tues., 13 Sept., following its annual summer closure. The Old Library and Library Reception will also be closed from Mon., 27 June to Fri., 29 July. Full details of closed periods at www.oxford-union.org or on 01865 246782.

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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. 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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Oxford University Society Travel Programme

The new OU Society Travel Programme 2005–06 will be launched on 30 June. Travel with like-minded Oxonians on trips accompanied by expert lecturers. Highlights include the solar eclipse in Egypt, a barge cruise in Burgundy, and a trip to discover the gardens and temples of Japan. Oxford University staff are welcome. To request your copy, please contact Cathy Tennent at travel@ousoc.ox.ac.uk or 01865 288087. Alternatively, see our website at www.alumni.ox.ac.uk.

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Lectures

Meco Monthly Forum. Sun., 19 June, 3 p.m., Summertown Church Hall, corner Banbury and Portland Roads, North Oxford. Dr Kamil Mahdi, Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies, University of Exeter, will lecture on and lead a discussion entitled 'Religion and Politics in Occupied Iraq'. Free admission. All welcome. Refreshments served. For further information phone 01865 439805/766032. Email: info@meco.org.uk.

Oxfordshire Historic Churches Trust. Mon, 27 June, 3 p.m., Wolfson College Hall. William Dalrymple, historian and broadcaster, will give a lecture on 'From the Holy Mountain', the subject of his best-selling book on Christian Communities in the Middle East. Tickets (£10) available at the door to include reception to follow.

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Conference

The MECO Annual Conference takes place at Wolfson College on Sat., 2 July from 9.30 a.m.–5.30 p.m. The conference theme is 'British Muslims: Exclusion or Engagement?' The keynote speaker is Sir Ian Blair, Metropolitan Police Commissioner. A broad range of Muslim political, religious and academic speakers will analyse the current politico-social role of Muslims in British society. Conference fee: £10 (includes morning tea, lunch, and afternoon coffee). All welcome but seating is limited. Early reservation recommended. For further details: Email: info@meco.org.uk or call 01865 766032.

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Book Launch

Margaret Pelling's first novel, Work For Four Hands, will be launched at the Picture Gallery, Christ Church, on Sun., 26 June, 11 a.m.–2 p.m. There will be readings and live piano music in keeping with the theme of the book. All welcome. Wine and soft drinks served. Details of the book may be found on Amazon and on the publisher's website, www.starbornbooks.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. Website: 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. 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).

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.

Wanted from end-June due to loss of University parking permit: off- street parking close to University Parks, 9 a.m.–4 p.m., Thur. and Fri., in exchange for lunchtime dog walking or care of house/garden in owner's absence. Long/short-term arrangement or even just occasional. References available. Please call 01865 375020 to discuss.

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.

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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 @ £175 p.w. Suitable for beginners and experienced painters. Details on www.rebeccahind.com or call 01865 340633.

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Situations Vacant

The Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies. Applications are invited for the post of Publications Assistant, reporting to the Managing Editor. Responsible for the day- to-day running of the Publications Department, including processing an academic journal and other publishing projects, the successful applicant will have excellent organizational, communications, and MS Office skills. Copy-editing and proofreading skills are desirable. Salary £16,000–£18,000 p.a. Closing date: Fri., 8 July. Applications, including CV, to The Registrar, Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies, George Street, Oxford OX1 2AR. Email: david.browning@oxcis.ac.uk.

Office Administrator. James Currey, Oxford-based publishers of academic books on Africa, are looking for an administrator for a small friendly office to start in Sept. Enthusiasm, energy, and an eye for detail essential. Experience with a publisher, NGO or bookshop would be useful. Computer literacy, including Excel and database skills required. The job entails financial, sales and stock-keeping duties as well as the daily running of a busy office. Hours are negotiable up to a 35-hour week. Salary c.£17,000–£19,000 pro rata according to experience and present salary, and hours to be negotiated. For a full job description please email lynn.taylor@jamescurrey.co.uk or call 01865 244111.

Oxford Analytica is seeking an International Economy Editor. The successful candidate will commission, edit, and write analysis on the global economy for publication in the Oxford Analytica Daily Brief. A firm grounding in economics 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 evidence will be required of entitlement to work in the United Kingdom or confirmation that such entitlement is easily obtainable. Closing date: 24 June. Full resume, letter of application 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. www.oxan.com.

Medical receptionist sought. Full- or part-time position. Experienced responsible person for small friendly doctor's practice in city centre. Total 37 hours p.w.; can be flexible. Accuracy, patience, energy, and computer skills (EMIS) needed. Join a friendly, hard-working team. Find out more by contacting 01865 311811 (please ask for PM Susie). Email: susie.hydesmith@gp-K84080.nhs.uk.

Schola Cantorum of Oxford seeks an Honorary Treasurer. The duties include making payments, maintaining the accountancy records, preparing the annual accounts, dealing with Charity Commission and tax matters and helping the Trustees and the Choir Committee with the overall financial management of the choir. The post-holder will be helping to support this outstanding choir and will be entitled to two free tickets for each concert. There are two evening meetings of the Trustees and Committee each term. If you are interested in this rewarding job, please contact the Chairman of the Trustees, Sir Alan Budd, Queen's College, Oxford OX1 4AW Tel: 01865 279125.

Part-time copy editor. We provide manuscript revision to non-native English speaking authors for publishing in international journals. We are looking for people undertaking or having completed Ph.D. degrees in different fields (Social Sciences, Mathematical and Physical Sciences) with excellent English writing skills to help proofreading and editing of research papers and theses (e.g. grammatical and writing style errors). For further details, please email service@oxeditor.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.

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.

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. Available now. 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.: 01908 542409 or 07986 036561 (mobile).

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.

Central Oxford. Two-bedroom modern terrace house with pleasant garden. Furnished and fully fitted to a high standard. G.c.h., washer/dryer, TV, video. Double bedroom and single bedroom/study. Ample storage space with ladder to attic. Secluded garden with lawn and barbecue. Own parking. Situated in quiet cul-de-sac behind Saïd Business School, 1 min. walk to rail station and within easy walking distance of most university departments and city centre. Available from 4 July for min. 7 months. £975 p.c.m. Please contact Mr I. Macdonald. Tel.: 01865 421234 or email macdonaldreynell@ntlworld.com.

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.

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 have moved to France for 12 months from end Apr., and would like to find friendly people to take care of our home in Sept. £1,350 p.m. Email: jeremy.allan@wanadoo.fr. Tel.: 0033 5 65 403512.

Attractive Victorian house available to let in Oct. and Nov. (some flexibility with dates). Conveniently situated, being 20 min. walking distance from the city centre and 1 min. from a bus stop. The house is nicely decorated, comfortably furnished, and well equipped. The accommodation offered has one double bedroom, two singles, bathroom, and good-sized kitchen/dining room, overlooking the garden. Lounge, cloakroom. Tel.: 01865 241360. Email: maureenoxford@aol.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.

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).

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.

Central Kidlington, Oxon. Brand new 2-bedroom apartment, ready mid-July. Fully-equipped kitchen, including new washing machine, living room, 2 double bedrooms and bathroom, good local amenities and excellent bus service on doorstep. Furnished or unfurnished optional. Non-smokers and no pets. Tel.: 01869 350459 or 07771 665466.

Headington. Overlooking golf course, one mile from city centre, close to hospitals, fully furnished 2-bedroom flat with garage to let to n-s tenants, available from late Aug. Would suit visiting academics. £700 p.c.m. Tel.:01865 279182 or 279180. Email: christine.peters@queens.ox.ac.uk.

Furnished studio flat in North Oxford suitable for one person. Completely refurbished kitchen and bathroom, washing machine, microwave. Ground floor, use of garden, parking. £490 p.m. (includes all utilities). Please call 01865 558137.

Berlin studio flat (sleeping 2–4 people). Located within walking distance of major museums, the Reichstag, Humboldt University, in the district of Mitte. This newly renovated apartment overlooking a quiet courtyard is equipped with c.h., dishwasher, washing machine, and modern furnishing. €60 per day, €400 p.w., €1,200 p.m., inclusive of electricity, heating, water, bedding. For more information, please contact Teresa Zonno. Email: zonnot@t- online.de. Tel.: 0049 30 2167327.

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Vacation Lets

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.

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.

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.

House to let over the summer holidays, 30 July until 1 Sept. Three- bedroom terrace house in Middle Way (Summertown, North Oxford), 2 min. from shops, main buses, tennis courts, and restaurants. £1,100 for whole period. Discount if tenant is willing to look after cats. Tel.: 07796 695036 or email p.ferreira@physics.ox.ac.uk.

Stunning first-floor apartment in period house, London NW1 (Gloucester Crescent). Large living room (ceiling to floor-length windows with balcony) with fully-equipped kitchen corner, small bedroom with large single bed and hidden half bath and sink, wc, classy furniture (including quality double sofa-bed in living room). For rent June, July, Aug. £200 p.w. plus bills. Phone 01865 723516.

London flat to let, July–Aug., near Oval tube, convenient for West End, Museums, South Bank. Spacious 2 bedrooms, living room, kitchen/dining room. £450 p.m. plus bills. Email: aliceebee@hotmail.com.

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Accommodation Offered

Marston. Furnished room to let in spacious 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 undergraduates. Available from Aug./Sept. to ideally late May (flexible). £350 p.m. plus bills and council tax. For further details, please call 01865 242049. Email: kruemel76@hotmail.com.

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, 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.

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.

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).

Central North Oxford. One-bedroom accommodation in charming location, 10 min. walk from city centre. Bedroom/study, own bathroom and well-equipped kitchen. Best suited to n-s mature professional or visiting academic. Shops and other amenities very accessible. Available Sept.–June 2006 at £500 p.c.m. Tel: 01865 515344 or email mgmoxon@yahoo.co.uk.

Twelve min. walk to Magdalen Bridge. Loft conversion in owner's house, Magdalen Road area: quiet, sunny and elegant, comprising 5m x 4m study/bed sit/kitchen and own spacious, beautiful bathroom. Own telephone line. £100 p.w. incl. (except phone rental). Reference required. Tenancy agreement. N-s house. Suit academic/professional, not student. Tel.: 01865 423107.

Marston. Furnished room to let in spacious, lovely house. From now to Sept. Very quiet area in Horseman Close. Wireless broadband. £305 incl. For further details, please email shleir@gmail.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. 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.

Apartment or small house required to rent for period of 1 Oct.–31 Dec. in or near Oxford city centre or close to good bus routes thereto for visiting n-s academic couple with one baby. One large bedroom or two needed, washing machine essential. Oxford references available (Prof. Stephen Harrison, Corpus Christi College. Email: Stephen.Harrison@ccc.ox.ac.uk.). Please contact Mr Matti Wiik, University of Bergen, Norway. Email: matti.wiik@krr.uib.no.

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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.

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.

Tuscany. Siena, Castel Nuovo Berardenga. Beautifully located apartment in the countryside with great view, swimming pool, 2 bedrooms, bathroom, small sitting room, kitchen, and garden. Please visit users.ox.ac.uk/~sant1033/poggiolo/index.htm. Email: filippo.ippolito@sbs.ox.ac.uk.

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.

Spain. Situated near Puerto Cabopino, only 20 min. drive from Malaga airport. Mirador de Calahonda is a modern residential complex with swimming pool and tennis courts. Three-bedroom apartment with terrace, American style kitchen/living room, two bathrooms (sleeps up to 5). Ten min. walk from the Golf Course, Cabopino beach, shops, restaurants and bus. £500 p.w. all incl. Contact Cathy Ozkan on 01235 539398 or email cathyozkan@hotmail.com.

Holiday Cottage in Devon. Sanduck Cottage, a comfortable well- appointed converted granite barn in Dartmoor National Park, is available for rental most weeks this summer. The house is in a lovely location, with spectacular views onto the moor and within easy travelling distance of Exeter and the coast. It is only about 15 min. from the A38 Expressway, which forms a Southwest extension of the M5 motorway. The cottage will be rented as a 2/3 bedroom unit with plenty of space for up to 4 adults/2 children. Rental is from midday Sat. to Sat. morning. The rate is £250 p.w. for 2 adults (+ 2 children), plus £55 p.w. for each extra adult. Tel.: 01865 280199 (day) or 01844 279523 (evenings).

Villa beside the sea in Croatia. Quiet position with stunning sea views. Several swimming coves nearby and lots of walking tracks. 1.5 hours north of Dubrovnik airport. Sleeps 6–7. Fully furnished, plus washing machine and dishwasher, modern kitchen. Bathroom and separate wc and downstairs cloakroom. Only £200 p.w. for this summer only. Email: multiapps@dial.pipex.com or mobile phone 07792 527521.

Auvergne, France. Architect's spacious converted barn in small hamlet. Three bedrooms, bathroom, washing machine, sitting room, large kitchen/dining area. Beautiful view, good walking countryside, pretty outdoor swimming pool in nearby village. £100 per person p.w. Tel.: 01865 739340 or 00334 230398.

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Houses for Sale

Delightful 18th-century stone cottage. Recently renovated throughout. Idyllic, friendly village, 8 miles London side of Oxford. Sitting room: open fire, exposed beams. Large, inviting kitchen/dining room: custom-made fitted timber units/shelving. 2 double bedrooms. Bright bathroom: modern, classic roll-top bath, wood-effect floor, spots, wall-lights. Attractive, secluded, south-facing courtyard garden (peaches, grapes). G.c.h. Regular Oxford bus. OIEO £295,000. Tel.: 01844 278166. Email: copykate@tesco.net.

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Flat for Sale

Sheltered retirement flat in Oaken Holt complex, set in 23 acres of landscaped gardens and parkland near Farmoor reservoir. Lounge, bedroom, bathroom, kitchenette with cooker, fridge/freezer, etc. In excellent order with carpets and curtains available. On second floor of small block of 12 flats with outlook over Wytham Woods. Lift, laundry, communal lounge, guest room, services, and meals available. £115,000. Tel.: 01865 553023.

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For Sale

Renault Clio, 1.6 16v, 110 cv, Dynamique, 2002. £5,000 OVNO. Left-hand drive, petrol, 3 doors, metallic 'ice', approx. 60,000 km, 4 airbags, ABS, air conditioning, electric mirrors, radio, 15 in. alloy wheels, full service history, electric windows, excellent body work. Contact rledonne@yahoo.com. Tel.: 01865 242447 (evening) or 07816 201979 (anytime).

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Gift

Gift for infirm person or carer: one Road Knight (four-wheel electric scooter for the aged) with battery charger. Also a one-flight stair lift. To collect from North Oxford. Tel.: 01865 279300. Email: jd@mukh.asc.ox.ac.uk.

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