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Oxford University Gazette, 21 April 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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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. 6 May, Prof. S. Moorbath, Comparing and contrasting European languages; 13 May, Prof. I. James, The mind of Albert Einstein; 20 May, Prof. R. Watling, From global warming to AIDS: the role of fungi in current affairs; 27 May, P. Booth, The Oxford region in the Roman period; 3 June, P. Lund, The history of Binsey; 10 June, S. Marner, Ferdinand Bauer (1760–1826): 'the Leonardo of natural history illustrations'; 17 June, AGM & Barbecue at 21 Woodcroft, Kennington, 6.30 p.m. Members: £5 per term. Visitors: £1.50 per meeting. For more information, contact Anita Segar, President, on 01865 730574.

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Concert

Sat., 30 Apr. at 7.30 p.m., Sheldonian Theatre. Schola Cantorum presents its 45th Anniversary Reunion Concert. Bach's Mass in B Minor; and English Baroque Sinfonia. Conductor: James Burton. Tickets: £10–£26 from www.oxfordplayhouse.com or the Oxford Playhouse Box Office on 01865 305305.

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Lectures

The British Association of Psychotherapists presents 'The Poet and his Muse', a series of five lectures in Mansfield College. The speaker, Meg Harris Williams, is a writer and artist with a lifelong psychoanalytic education and a particular interest in the relation between psychoanalysis and aesthetic appreciation. Sat., 7 May, 'Keats and Psyche' (Keats' Odes: 'The Eve of St Agnes'; journal-letter of Feb.-May 1819 to G. and G. Keats); Sat., 14 May, 'Milton, Eve and Satan' ('Paradise Lost', Books 1, 2 and 9; 'Ode on the Morning of Christ's Nativity'); Sat. 21 May 'Shakespeare' ('Hamlet', 'Antony and Cleopatra'); Sat., 4 June, 'Oedipus and his mother' (Sophocles' Theban plays); Sat., 11 June, 'Odysseus and his family' ('The Odyssey'). Coffee at 10.30 a.m., lectures at 11 a.m. For tickets, please send £15 per lecture (or £65 for all five), payable to BAP, to 100 Kingston Road, Oxford OX2 6RN, or ring 01865 553834.

MECO Monthly Lecture. Sun., 1 May at 3 p.m., Summertown Church Hall (corner Banbury and Portland Roads), North Oxford. Prof. Imtiaz Ahmed, Department of Political Science, University of Dhaka, will lecture on and lead a discussion entitled: 'Islam in Bangladesh: past, present and future'. Free admission. All welcome. Refreshments served. For further information phone 01865 439805/766032. Email: info@meco.org.uk.

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St Giles' Thursday Lunchtime Talks

The breaking of the twenty-first century: 28 Apr., Prof. L. Selezneva, 'Russia today and tomorrow'; 5 May, Special Eucharist for Ascencion Day; 12 May, Canon A. White, 'Iraq: people of hope, land of despair'; 19 May, P. Clifford, 'HIV/AIDS: faithful response?'; 26 May, H. Zomlot, 'Palestine: new realities'; 2 June, Dr M. Allen, 'Loading God's dice: weather risk and climate change'; 9 June, J. Glennie, 'From charity to justice: the future of the UK debt campaign'; 16 June, Sir Richard Evans, 'Whither China?' The talks will be held at St Giles' Church at 12.30 p.m. Everyone is welcome. In order to help us with our costs, a small donation would be appreciated. www.st-giles-church.org.

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Mayneord Phillips Summer School

The Mayneord Phillips Summer School will be held at St Edmund Hall, Oxford, from Sat., 3 July to Fri., 8 July, and will explore the rapidly emerging field of 'Ultrasound and Other Minimally Invasive Therapies'. The course is fully residential and will be given at postgraduate level. The faculty includes distinguished clinicians, medical physicists, and engineers from around the world. For further details, please contact valberry@utlltd.com or visit www.m-pss.org.

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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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Graduate Student Workshop

The OU Greek Society organises the Graduate Student Workshop 'Aegean Koinç. A diachronic approach to the Aegean World and its cultures: 3000 bc–ad 2000' (University of Oxford, Taylor Institute, on 22–23 Apr.). Keynote speakers: Professor Angelos Chaniotis (University of Heidelberg) and Professor Elizabeth Zachariadou (University of Crete). http://users.ox.ac.uk/~greeksoc/aegean/index.

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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 Apr., 'Plants that adorn us'; Sat., 14 May, 'Plants that house us'; 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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New Network for Health Researchers

Health researchers across the city are being urged to make use of a new network for health professionals and researchers. The Multidisciplinary Health Research Network aims to bring together health experts and encourage multidisciplinary research across the many university and NHS departments and independent research organisations in the Oxford area. The Network has been set up by Professor Mary Boulton of the School of Social Sciences and Law at Brookes. A series of seminars and conferences are planned based on shared research concerns. To find out more see the Network's website: http://ssl.brookes.ac.uk/mdhrn/home.htm.

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Cafe Zouk

Mughal Indian cuisine: 1st floor, 135 High Street, Oxford. From our kitchen to your table, we would like to bring you herbs, spices, roots, beauty, fragrances and the Mughal tradition of passion for good food. Tel.: 01865 251600. Open: daily 12 p.m. to 2.30 p.m. and 5.30 p.m. to 11.30 p.m. Web site: http://www.cafezouk.co.uk.

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Antiques Bought and Sold

Antiques and decorative objects bought and sold: desks and library furniture always wanted, also garden stonework and large gilt picture frames—any condition. Please call: Greenway Antiques, 90 Corn Street, Witney, Oxon. Open Mon.–Fri., 9.30 a.m.–5 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m.–4 p.m. Tel.: 01993 705026, mobile: 07831 585014.

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Restoration and Conservation of Antique Furniture

John Hulme undertakes all aspects of restoration: 30 years' experience; collection and delivery. For free advice, telephone or write to: The Workshop, 11A High Street, Chipping Norton, Oxon. OX7 5AD. Tel.: 01608 641692.

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Personal Training Services

One of the highest qualified exercise and nutritional consultants/personal trainers in the UK. 35 years' experience. MSc Biomechanics and Applied Human Movement; BSc (Hons 1st) Sports Nutrition; Adv. Dip in Clinical Stress Management; Adv. Dip in Clinical Sports Therapy. Member of the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences. Member of the International Society of Biomechanics. Expert attention for tone, weight loss, injury and rehabilitation and performance, from total novice levels to advanced, regardless of sex, age or physical limitations. Web site: www.alangordon-health.co.uk.

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Services Offered

Big or small, we ship it all, plus free pick up anywhere in Oxford. Also 24-hour photocopying, private mailing addresses (24-hour access, and mail forwarding world-wide), binding, fax bureau, colour photocopying, mailing services, and much more. Contact or visit Mail Boxes Etc., 266 Banbury Rd., Oxford. Tel.: 01865 514655, fax: 514656. Email: summertown@020.mbe.uk.com, also at: 94 London Rd., Oxford. Tel.: 01865 741729, fax: 01865 742431. Email: staff@mbeheadington.co.uk.

Town and Country Trees: arboricultural contractors; modern arboricultural techniques; local authority approved; safeguarded by full Public Liability insurance. Free advice and quotations. Tel.: 0845 458 2980 or 07976 261850 (mobile).

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

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

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.

Elsfield Editorial. Professional editing, proof-reading, writing, design and critique services for your web page, business, or academic and creative works. More than 25 years' experience as an author, broadsheet journalist and page designer for the FT, the Observer, and TheEconomist.Make your newsletter stand out; your magazine and newspaper submissions punchy and professional; your thesis polished and easy to read. Negotiable competitive rates. For a quote, telephone 01865 358727.

Do you have any books to sell? We provide a completely free service. Email details of the books you wish to sell in the form of a Word attachment and we will upload it onto the 'Books for Sale & Wanted'-page on our website free of charge. Make sure you add a contact email address to your document. Your buyer then deals with you direct. Contact us now at books@footstepstooxford.co.uk.

Confidential transcribing of interview tapes for research. Audio and copy typing service available. Fast turnaround of work. Wide range of transcribing experience on research topics including anorexia nervosa, breast cancer, bipolar disorder, higher education and dyslexia. Current and previous clients include University of Oxford and Oxfordshire Mental and NHS Trust researchers. Contact Lucy Curtin on 01865 249329 (evenings and weekends only). Email: lucy.curtin@psych.ox.ac.uk.

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Domestic Services

Carpet/upholstery/curtain cleaning by Grimebusters, your local specialists. Quality work, competitive prices. Domestic, commercial, college. Also carpet/upholstery stain protection, pre-occupancy cleaning, flood cleaning/drying, oriental rug cleaning. For free estimates and friendly advice, call Grimebusters. Tel.: 01865 726983 or 01235 555533.

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

Academic family with boys of 7 and 9 looking for helping hands and some evening and weekend babysitting in return for free accommodation (large room) in spacious Central North Oxford house. Please contact christine.gerrard@lmh.ox.ac.uk or ring 01865 552510.

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Tuition Offered

French tuition offered. Well-qualified, experienced tutor to GCSE and advanced levels; also to business executives and adult learners for leisure purposes. Beginners welcome. Contact Rosemary Bate (MA Hons., M.Sc.) on 01865 513386. Email: ros.bate@virgin.net.

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Situations Vacant

Nuffield College requires a Chef de Partie to help in an enthusiastic kitchen. The successful candidate will have a good sense of humour and a keen attitude. City & Guilds 706/1 and 706/2 or NVQ equivalent preferred, but experience will be considered, and pastry experience in particular would be an advantage. Hours will be worked over split and straight shifts. Salary: £15,805–£17,659 depending on experience and qualifications. The College offers good working conditions, incl. free meals on duty, car parking, and 20 days holiday/year in addition to College closed periods at Christmas and Easter. The College is an equal opportunities employer. Closing date: Fri., 6 May. For an informal discussion about the position, please call the Head Chef, Ross Boffin, on 01865 278533. For further particulars and an application form, please contact the Human Resources Department, Nuffield College, Oxford OX1 1NF. Tel.: 01865 278699.

Harris Manchester College, a small friendly college for mature students, wishes to appoint a competent, committed housekeeper to manage room services for students, fellows, visiting academics and conference delegates. Salary: £16,150 p.a.; 27.5 hours p.w. (normally 8 a.m.–2 p.m.), Mon.–Fri., but with flexibility, particularly during the vacation conference programme. Some weekend work required, with time in lieu. Contributory pension scheme available, 6 weeks holiday per year, plus free meals when on duty during term. Closing date: 25 Apr. Application by letter, plus CV and names and addresses of two referees. Further details available from College website at http://www.hmc.ox.ac.uk or the Domestic Bursar, Harris Manchester College, Oxford, OX1 3TD. Tel.: 01865 271026 or 271011. Email: stephen.phillipson@hmc.ox.ac.uk.

Oxford Analytica is seeking an Asia-Pacific Editor/Analyst. The successful candidate will commission and edit analysis on the politics, economy and international relations of the Asia-Pacific region for publication in the Oxford Analytica Daily Brief. Candidates should have a firm grounding in the region, probably developed through a postgraduate degree and/or relevant experience. Preference will be given to candidates with special expertise on South Asia and/or South-East Asia. Analytical skills and the ability to write/edit with speed and accuracy are essential. The position is Oxford- based and confirmation is required of eligibility to work in the United Kingdom. Deadline: 1 May. CVand details of current salary to: Sharr McCheyne, HR Manager, Oxford Analytica Ltd, 5 Alfred Street, Oxford, OX1 4EH. Email: smccheyn@oxford- analytica.com.

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Houses to Let

An Englishman's home is his castle—so the saying goes. We cannot pretend that we have too many castles on offer but if you are seeking quality rental accommodation in Oxford or the surrounding area we may be able to help. QB Management is one of Oxford's foremost letting agents, specialising in lettings to academics, medical personnel, and other professionals. Our aim is to offer the friendliest and most helpful service in Oxford. Visit our web site at: http://www.qbman.co.uk and view details of all the properties that we have currently available to let. Alternatively, telephone, fax, or email us with details of your requirements and we will do whatever we can without obligation. Tel.: 01865 764533. Fax: 764777. Email: info@qbman.co.uk.

Charlbury. Newly renovated 2-bedroom bungalow in central Charlbury available now, unfurnished or partly furnished. Very quiet location, but close to shops, buses and mainline railway station. New g.c.h.; fully rewired and redecorated; new carpets throughout. Spacious deck at rear, with lovely views over the town to Wychwood Forest. Long let to careful tenant(s) preferred. Unsuitable for young children or pets. £650 p.c.m., plus bills. Tel.: 01608 810571. Email: j.milsom@lineone.net.

Four-bedroom Edwardian family house available for 6 months from Sept. East Oxford, quiet side road near Oxford Brookes and hospitals. Modern kitchen and bathroom. Beautiful south-facing garden. Suit family or professionals. 950 p.c.m. Tel.: 01865 722737 or email george@ukhq.co.uk.

Charming, newly renovated 2-bedroom cottage available for rent in the village of Bampton, near Witney. Unfurnished but including fully-fitted kitchen with white goods, good-sized garden and garage. £700 p.c.m. Available from 1 May. Please contact Kerry Le-Galloudec at estates.secretary@jesus.ox.ac.uk or telephone 01865 (2)79713.

Woodstock. Two-bedroom, partly-furnished cottage in quiet location, close to the town centre and park. Available from early June. £750 p.c.m. No smoking or pets. Deposit required. Tel.: 01993 813547. Mobile: 07811 028875.

Exceptional house to let to exceptional people; recently refurbished for owner to live in at a later date. Centrally located in St Clement's area, near Magdalen Bridge, within easy walking distance of city centre, colleges and Covered Market. Four bedrooms/studies, suitable for four people sharing, for family use or for visiting academics. Sitting room, bathroom with cast-iron bath, extra wc, fitted kitchen with ceramic sink, fridge/freezer, washing machine, fitted gas cooker. Small patio-garden. Available from 22 Aug. 2005–20 Aug. 2006. £1,300 p.c.m. min. Only careful and appreciative tenants need apply. References required. No smokers, no pets. Tel.: 0207 2785147 or email micaela@soar.demon.co.uk.

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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: lovely ground floor flat, fully furnished, with large double bedroom, large single bedroom, large drawing room, kitchen, bathroom. Available now. Off-street parking, large secluded garden. Tel./fax: 01865 552400. Mobile: 07789092274.

Headington. Purpose built, self-contained flat available from 16 Apr. Sitting/dining room, fully-equipped fitted kitchen. Washer, dryer and refrigerator/freezer. Double bedroom with en suite shower. Single bedroom/study. Separate bathroom off hall. G.c.h. and car parking. Easy walk to main bus service. Suitable for professional couple. £775 p.c.m. Please call 01451 860369.

Central North Oxford, Adelaide Street. Modern one-bedroom flat, May/June–Aug./Sept. (flexible). Comfortable, newly refurbished, quiet, fully furnished and equipped. £800 p.m. net. Email: stein.ringen@green.ox.ac.uk.

City centre apartment, available Sept. '05–July '06. Overlooks Playhouse and New Theatre; within minutes' walk of Oxford colleges, Sheldonian Theatre, Bodleian, Science area. Self-contained first-floor apartment, fully furnished to high standard, comprising double bedroom, living/dining room, study, bathroom and kitchen. Photos on request. Would suit quiet, n-s, visiting academics wanting to enjoy Oxford's cultural life and easy access to London. Short summer let also possible. £795 p.c.m. plus bills. Contact Thomas on 01865 241224 or email sallythomas@earliestyears.freeserve. co.uk.

Butler's Flat. Unique opportunity to live within the heart of Blenheim Palace. Recently renovated 2-bedroom flat overlooking the great court. £5,000 p.c.m. For further information, please see our website www.blenheimpalace.com or contact Dennis Murphy on 01993 810504 or at dmurphy@blenheimpalace.com.

London, N8. Newly refurbished 2-double bed maisonette in quiet residential road. Available end of Apr. £275 p.w., min. 1 year. Call Judith on 07787 537903.

Large studio flat, available 15 Apr. Ideal for single person. City centre location: Gloucester Green second floor apartment with quiet aspect. Double bed and fully furnished. Open plan sitting room/dining room. Kitchen and separate bathroom. Balcony. £700 p.c.m. (excl.). Call 07714 275159 or email hegartys@ntlworld.com.

Headington, Oxford. First floor purpose-built furnished flat situated close to local amenities and with good access to the city centre. Sitting/dining room, kitchen (fully equipped), bathroom, spacious double bedroom. Allocated parking space. Available from mid-June. £600 p.c.m. excl. utility and council tax. One month's deposit and references required. Email: tomhannon38@hotmail.com.

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Vacation Lets

Summertown. Light, spacious detached Victorian house. Four bedrooms, two bathrooms, lovely large family kitchen, garden and patio. Easy access to city centre (1 ½ miles). Available 6 Aug. to 27 Aug. £550 p.w. Email: dblee@btinternet.com. Tel.: 01865 514080.

North Oxford . Edwardian family house to let 30 July to 27 Aug. £2,000 whole period. Light, spacious, overlooking leafy college playing fields. Excellent access to city centre, colleges, river, shops, cinemas etc. Four bedrooms (sleep up to 8), book-lined study, large sitting room, 3 bathrooms with power showers etc., large kitchen with Aga. TV, dishwasher, washing machine, dryer etc. Front and rear gardens with big trampoline, off-street parking. Tel.: 01865 512397. Email: mj@martinjennings.com.

Superb, modern, architect-designed house in residential North Oxford. Easy access to city centre (several bus routes, or walk along road or canal). Quiet location. Very much has feeling of being out in the country. Large kitchen/dining room. Large living room upstairs, taking advantage of view over large green open space. Modern furniture. Fully equipped. Available July and Aug. N-s preferred. Tel.: 01865 511825 (evenings, Sundays). Email: l.lyons@physics.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–Th., 1 Sept. Price negotiable. Tel.: +44 (0) 1865 725193.

North Oxford . For rent in Aug. Very modern 4-bedroom house, just off Woodstock Road, close to Summertown. Large open-plan living area, 3 bathrooms, private garden with small heated pool. £2,000 incl. utilities. Contact oliver.braddick@psy.ox.ac.uk. or call 01865 512025.

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

Edinburgh flat to let in July and Aug. Large, gracious flat in Victorian mansion with lovely open views to Blackford Hill, yet 20 min. walk to Princes Street. First- floor drawing room, three bedrooms (sleep 4), family sitting room, 2 bathrooms, separate kitchen and parking in grounds. Linen provided. July: £450 p.w.; Aug.: £550 p.w. Contact Mrs M. Anderson at hungaryed03@yahoo.com or call 01316 678211.

Edinburgh, city centre, July. Large Georgian house with 5 double bedrooms, 2 baths, one shower room, kitchen, dining room, sitting room, laundry, garden, etc. £1,500 p.w. Call Judith on 07787 537903.

Scottish borders, July-Aug. Station: Berwick upon Tweed. Forty-five min. to Edinburgh. Major part of Georgian country house overlooking River Tweed and Cheviot Hills. Three double bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, drawing room, dining room, kitchen. £1,000 p.w. Call Judith on 07787 537903.

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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.

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.

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.

Summertown. Large furnished bed-sitter, kitchenette, bathroom, in self-contained area on second floor of family house. Viewing after 7 Apr. C.h., telephone. Rent incl. all bills, except telephone and hot-water heater. Reduced rent for one quiet, non- smoking, long-term tenant (over one year). Yearly contract and references required. Suitable for one person only. Write to Dr S. L. Altmann, Brasenose College, Oxford OX1 4AJ or email simon.altmann@bnc.ox.ac.uk.

k eep your independence with support at Brian Lewis House, Oxford. En suite rooms for nine elderly residents, lovely garden, situated near the city centre, with good bus connections. The House has a resident House Manager and friendly, supportive staff. Four- day or longer respite care breaks sometimes available. For details contact the Administrator on 01865 790439 or brianlewis@ukonline.co.uk.

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

North Oxford . Very responsible person or couple wanted for beautiful attic accommodation in quiet and peaceful household. Comprises 2 large sunny rooms (1 with kitchenette) plus shower/wcroom with washing machine. 675 p.c.m. (incl. water, electricity and heating). Possibility of third large room at extra cost. No smoking or pets. Tel.: 01865 552648 or email cbaxter1201@yahoo.co.uk.

Single room to let in friendly family home, overlooking Iffley Lock. £350 p.c.m. incl. all utilities. Available immediately. Please phone Tanya on 01865 401510.

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

Room to let in a beautifully restored Grade II listed thatched property. Located in Old Marston, this cottage is 10 min. from the city centre with easy access to Headington hospitals. All mod. cons., fire, private garden, parking and cleaner. Ideal for mature, n-s individual. £460 p.m. with deposit, which includes all bills, except telephone. Available now. Tel: 01865 250722.

Accommodation for one available from 15 May in 2-bedroom first- floor flat, Summertown. Interviews: 3–9 May. Please contact behbond@aucegypt.edu before 1 May with CVand references.

North Oxford . Double bedroom available in comfortable 2-bedroom terrace house to share with female graduate student. House is fully equipped, open plan downstairs; has dishwasher, washing machine, conservatory, garden, garage, private parking. Very quiet, frequent bus service to University and town centre. Would suit visiting academic, professional or graduate student. N-s woman preferred. Available from mid-May to mid- Aug. £400 p.c.m. Email: samira.sheikh@wolfson.ox.ac.uk or sarita.cargas@wolfson.ox.ac.uk. Tel.: 01865 559916 (evenings).

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Self-catering Apartments

Fully-furnished and serviced 3 and 4-star self-catering apartments available in North Oxford; 15 min. from Oxford city centre. Suitable for short lets for visiting academics or business people. From £330 p.w. all inclusive. Sleeps 2–5 people. Tel.: 07870 234725. Web site: http://www.weeklyhome.com. E-mail: 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 e-mail us: info@qbman.co.uk. Alternatively, we would invite you to visit our Web site at: http://www.qbman.co.uk and see how we could be marketing your property.

American academic couple and their children (7 and 10) will spend the 2005/06 academic year at Oxford University. We seek an attractive furnished 3–4 bedroom house (or flat), walking distance to a good school, to Astrophysics, and to shopping. A garden is desirable, but not essential. We are non-smokers and have no accompanying pets. Arrival between 15 Aug. and 1 Sept.; departure approximately 30 June 2006. Email: glenn.starkman@case.edu. Tel.: 00-1-216-932- 2961.

For Michaelmas term 2005 (approx. 22 Sept.–5 Dec.; flexible): furnished 2- or 3-bedroom flat or house, near shops and transportation (ideally Summertown/ N. Oxford; Banbury or Woodstock Road bus). We are two US academics in our 60s: husband (Science and Technology Studies) just retired, wife (Medieval Literature) on sabbatical, both with many Oxford references and college affiliations during '05 visit. Contact: middletona@berkeley.edu or grochlin@berkeley.edu.

American professor and wife, retired, desire furnished house or flat in North Oxford for annual visit. Bungalow or ground floor flat required; flat with lift would be considered. Time is flexible: six weeks in period from 15 July onward. Local references available. Call (reverse charges) 001 530 756 5415 or email jermurphy@ucdavis.edu. Fax: 001 530 756 0227. James J. Murphy, Department of English, University of California, Davis CA 95616.

House/flat wanted anywhere in Oxford (27 June–24 July). Visiting professional family with excellent references seeks minimum two-bedroom quiet furnished accommodation. Father (D.Phil. Oxon 1980), mother (M.D.) and two daughters (medical student [22] and undergraduate [18]). Very responsible, n-s, respectful. Or house exchange with lovely home central to beautiful Vancouver. Contact Dr Alan Morinis at alan@morinis.ca or tel. 001-604-732-0822 (Vancouver, Canada).

Friendly family in Berlin is looking for nice family in England for school-exchange. My son (16) would spend a couple of months with you (ideally from Sept.–Dec.2005/Jan. 2006), and vice versa (your child could stay with us from Mar.–June/July 2006). My son attends a grammar school in central Berlin. His hobbies are reading, computer games, chatting, cooking, movies, and socialising with friends. Non- smokers only, please. Interested? Please contact Ludovica@iuav.it.

Do you have a colleague in a French university who wants to work in Oxford this summer and is looking for a house exchange? My two-bedroom house in North Oxford is a 10 min. cycle ride from the libraries, most colleges, and the rail station. Dates flexible but long vacations preferred. 'Swapee' must be able to provide good care for my sensitive cat. References to be exchanged. Tel.: 01865 559667.

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Holiday Lets

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 www.mouseholeholidays.co.uk.

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.

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. http://utenti.lycos.it/fabiopetri for photos and rates. Email: petri@unisi.it.

Asolo. Situated on the hills between the Dolomites and Venice in one of Italy's most beautiful medieval towns (Robert Browning's second home), a comfortable flat available for 1–5-week stays. Peaceful country location, wonderful views. Spacious living room, fully-equipped kitchen, 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, balconies. Sleeps 4–5. Dishwasher, washing machine. Telephone and internet connection. Home-cooked meals on request. Digital photos available. £500 p.w. Contact: mcimberle@filippin.it.

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.

Old Tuscany. In gorgeous countryside, south-east of Siena. Two well- equipped apartments, in a medieval building with garden, facing west, on the edge of a charming village. Friendly bar, restaurant, shops etc. Good plumbing, soft water; original art, books, ceiling fans. Weekly cleaning. Flat A (sleeps 4): £350 p.w. Flat B (sleeps 2): £260 p.w. Flats A and B together: £525 p.w. Contact Gordon Neale on 01428 714363 or 07747 6663311 (mobile) or 0039 3331236091 (Italy). Email: uliviera@hotmail.com.

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.

Italy. A large selection of beautiful accommodations, including villas, nicest farm holidays, residences and apartments in Tuscany, Umbria, Sicily, Sardinia, Amalfi Coast, Apulia, Cinque Terre, Rome, Florence, Naples, Venice. Also many optional services for a real personalized vacation. Website: http://www.tuscanyandworld.com/. Contact: info@tuscanyandworld.com or 0039 3287133951.

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 barrymsimpson@hotmail.com for details.

Sardinia, Costa Smeralda, Italy. Tasteful villa in rural village of San Pantaleo on the North Eastern coast of Sardinia, suitable for 2–6 people. Beautiful mountain views over the Roche Sarde from house and garden. Three double bedrooms (2 double beds, 1 twin); balcony and large terrazzo for al fresco dining; deckchairs on terrace and garden; self-catering kitchen and spacious living room. Only 10 min. by car from Porto Cervo, world-renowned Pevero golf course and all major beaches. Close to wide range of activities (e.g. village market, restaurants, mountain trails, tennis, diving, riding, sailing and windsurfing schools). See http://www.sanpantaleo.co.uk. Email: margareta@sanpantaleo.co.uk. Tel.: 0039 078965413.

Gascony, south-west France. Rich in history, foie gras, and armagnac! Two self-catering holiday gites to rent. Sleep up to 4 and 6 people. Quiet, rural Le Vieux Presbytère in hamlet near market town Eauze. 1½ hours from airports at Pau and Toulouse. Gites, at end of owner's property, with fruit trees, vines and views to Pyrenees. Salt water pool for a completely relaxing stay. Prices from £300 p.w. Website: www.escapetogascony.com. Tel.: 0871 2220901. Email: wallacejones@escapetogascony.com.

Devon at it's best. Stylishly converted small barn available for holiday let (sleeps 4). Very comfortably furnished and well equipped; use of games room, also outdoor pool from June onwards. Set in 13 acres of own land in secluded valley near River Tamar. Available during Apr., May, and first half of June, and again from Sept. from £315 p.w. www.pallastreet.co.uk. Contact Jeremy Smith on 01822 870682.

Self-catering accommodation in a converted barn in rural Normandy, 14 km west of Bayeux and close to sea. Sleeps six (one double, two twin-bedded rooms). Spacious living area incorporated and fully-equipped kitchen. Bed linen supplied. Self- contained garden. Enquiries to: nicholas.kennedy@wanadoo.fr.

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

Gozo. Charming Mediterranean island. Superb views from our comfortable villa with pool, suitable for families of up to six. Rates are £800 p.w. in high season, other rates by application. For full colour photos and more details, ring 01367 240049 or see www.malcolmwarner.doctors.org.uk.

Cévennes: Ardèche/Gard/Lozère borders. Two spacious, recently refurbished apartments in stone Cevenol 'mas', on the periphery of Mont Lozère National Park. Still some availability for this summer. Set at about 1,000 ft, in over 2 acres of mature gardens and trees, the house is on the edge of a very quiet hamlet, near a village with shops. Dramatic mountain scenery, with attractive river-swimming, though Uzes, Nîmes, Pont du Gard, Avignon, Arles, Montpellier, Southern Rhône vineyards, and Gorges du Tarn are all within easy reach. Convenient access via TGV or cheap flights. The larger flat has a vine-covered terrace, adjoining modern kitchen, salon, 3 double bedrooms (sleeps 8+), bathroom and 2 shower-rooms. The second, smaller flat has a large living area, shower-room, a cool covered terrace, and two bedrooms (sleeps 5+). Though entirely separate from the larger flat—and available separately—this may be of particular interest to two families who enjoy holidays together but appreciate privacy and independence. N-s only. Full c.h. available for autumn and winter lets. Prices from £245 p.w. Please contact 01527 541360.

South-West France just outside Limoux. Charming cottage in large secluded garden with orchard and wonderful views. Twenty min. Carcassone airport, 80 min. Toulouse/Perpignan airports; local train station; 20 min. A61; 60 min. to Mediterranean and Pyrenees. Outdoor pool, canoeing, tennis, restaurants, shops, bike hire, River Aude all very near. Sleeps 2/3. £300 p.w July/Aug.; £250 p.w. June/Sept; £200 p.w. other times. Contact: dorothymyers@gn.apc.org or 01865 512149.

Cyprus. Pegeia, 10 min.; Coral Bay, 20 min. Paphos harbour. Detached luxury villa with own 8m x 4m pool in spectacular location, with clear views over the Mediterranean. Sleeps 6 in comfort, two doubles (one en suite), one twin, and further occasional beds if required. Each bedroom has own access to pool terrace. Peaceful area but close to local amenities and beach. Fully equipped and air conditioned throughout. TV/DVD. Good availability now throughout season for early booking. From £450 p.w. Email: PJWNet@aol.com or visit www.villakalithea.com.

Dordogne. Timeless and beautiful 17th century stone house in the Vézère valley. Former Pavillon de Chassenow lovingly restored, with traditional lauzesroof and many original features. Stands in its own peaceful and partly wooded grounds of some three acres. Five min. from village with local shops, 15 min. from the historic market town of Montignac. Spacious lounge with wood burner, large fully-fitted kitchen/dining area. Sleeps 6 in comfort in two double bedrooms (one en suite) and one twin. Can accommodate two more on convertible settee if required. Dining terrace with barbecue—and boules! Own 10m x 4m pool with glorious views. Garage. Availability spring and autumn, plus some weeks remaining high season. From £500 p.w. Low season rates on request. Email PJWNet@aol.com or visit www.lamamine.com.

Chateau guesthouse in Normandy: Le Castel, an 1850s petit chateau near Coutances. Set in 4 acres of gardens just 20 min. from the sea. All Normandy's sights easily accessible. Five ensuite guest rooms, 3 with fire places, all furnished in period style. Rooms from €50 p.p. per night, incl. breakfast. Call Nicholas on 0033 233 170045, or see www.le-castel- normandy.com.

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Houses for Sale

Retirement bungalow in 22 acres of parkland at Oaken Holt, Farmoor, backing onto Wytham Woods (setting for TV series 'Waiting for God'). Two bedrooms, 18- foot living room with dining alcove, fully-fitted kitchen with built-in fan oven and hob, conservatory. Communal lounge, laundry and guest flat, 24-hour alarm system. Weekly minibus to shops. Lunch available daily. Offers in the region of £170,000. Tel.: 01865 864802.

Faringdon. Grade II, 18th century charming terraced stone cottage in conservation area; short walk to market square. Only 30 min. drive to central Oxford and close to Thames, Ridgeway and Cotswolds. Immaculate accommodation over 3 floors with beams and character features throughout. Spacious sitting/dining room with separate study/music room, 2 bedrooms, bathroom and landscaped, sunny 90ft rear garden. G.c.h. No onward chain. £199,000/offer, immediately proceedable. Tel.: 01367 242451.

Central North Oxford. Attractive Victorian family home with light, well-presented accommodation in favoured side road with minimal traffic, in the heart of the academic community. Four bedrooms, bathroom, cloakroom, open plan sitting room/dining room, kitchen, conservatory, well-stocked gardens. Close to Port Meadow, city centre, excellent schooling, local restaurants and shops. Offers in the region of £565,000. Email: lduffin@ruskin.ac.uk. Call us on 01865 512915 or our agent on 01865 311522.

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For Sale

Car for sale. Nissan Primera 1.8, Petrol, 5-door family hatchback, Y- registration (2001), service history, pearl grey, only 21,000 miles, 5-speed manual gearbox, air-con, airbags, anti-lock braking, power-assisted steering, new tyres and battery, central locking, radio/cassette. £4,150. Contact andrew.parker@physiol.ox.ac.uk. Tel.: 01865(2)72504 (daytime) or 07808 069472. n



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