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Funeral of Mrs Clare Drury

Clare Drury died peacefully on Friday evening, 17 September. The funeral will be in Christ Church Cathedral at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, 28 September. All are welcome. Instead of flowers, donations may be made towards undergraduate hardship funds at University College—whether at the funeral or by cheque payable to University College. A Memorial Service will be held in University College next term.

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Oxford University Newcomers' Club

The Club welcomes the wives, husbands and partners of visiting scholars, graduates and members of the University who are new to Oxford. It aims to offer help, advice and information, and the opportunity to meet others socially. Informal coffee mornings are held at 13 Norham Gardens every Wednesday 10.30 a.m.–12 noon except for two weeks at Christmas and Easter. Newcomers with children (0–4 years) meet every Friday in term 10.15 a.m.–12 noon. Other term-time activities include a Book Group, informal Conversation Group and tours to colleges, museums, and other places of interest, also country walks, garden trips and a visit to an antique centre. Second-hand items can be bought on Wednesday mornings 10.30 a.m.–12 noon from the equipment room. Visit our website: www.ox.ac.uk/staff.

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Volunteers Sought

Would you like to take part in our studies on fat and muscle metabolism over a 24-h-period? The study includes tissue-specific analyses of fat and muscle metabolism before and after three meals. You need to be healthy and above 18 years. Please contact Toralph Ruge at OCDEM, Churchill Hospital, University of Oxford. Tel.: 01865 857262. Email: enquiries@oxlip.ox.ac.uk.

Would you be willing to take part in our studies on diet and blood fats? We are studying links between diet and heart disease. If you are healthy and aged 18–65 years, we would like to hear from you. Please contact Alex or Mary at OCDEM, Churchill Hospital. Tel.: 01865 857262. Email: enquiries@oxlip.ox.ac.uk.

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Orang-Utan Appeal Talk

Sabah's shrinking forests spell disaster for the orang-utan, the only ape on the critically endangered list of the world's threatened species. A presentation entitled şConservation of the Orang- Utan—Securing Their Future' is being hosted at Oxford Brookes University (26 Oct.). The speakers are Mr L. Ambu, Deputy Wildlife Director and Dr S. Nathan, Chief Veterinarian, both from the Sabah Wildlife Department (Malaysia). The aim of the talk is to increase awareness of the essential conservation work being carried out by the Sabah Government to ensure the survival of the orang-utan and its habitat. This is the first time the Malaysian Government have given permission for these ambassadors of Sabah to leave their country in order to share their knowledge. Further information: Sepilok Orang-Utan Appeal UK, Charbury, Orestan Lane, Effingham, Surrey, KT24 5SN. Tel.: 01372 453153. www.orangutan-appeal.og.uk

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St Giles' Thursday Lunchtime Talks

The Art of Writing: 14 Oct., Writing: escape or engagement?, Tim Pears; 21 Oct., The splinter of ice, Veronica Stallwood; 28 Oct., Sneaking past the guard dogs: avoiding the enemies of writing, Salley Vickers; 4 Nov., Writing the past: an Oxford childhood, Charlotte Mendelson; 11 Nov., Writing a crime novel, P.D. James; 18 Nov., Working with three prime ministers and the rest of the world, Douglas Hurd; 25 Nov., Writing the story of a life, Shirley du Boulay; 2 Dec., Speedy's dog: poetry and place, Henry Shukman. 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. Web site: http://www.st-giles.church.org.

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Events

Varsity Rugby Match on 7 Dec. The Oxford University Society invites you to Twickenham to attend our annual gathering at the Varsity Rugby Match. Join us for a picnic and drinks before the match, then watch in comfort from a well-positioned block of seats reserved by OUS for members and friends. Tickets cost £40 each. For further information, please see our website http://www.alumni.ox.ac.uk/rugby2004.shtml or phone Cathy Tennent on 01865 288087.

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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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Study Day

The Rediscovery of Ancient Egypt: The Pioneering Years. Bristol, Sat. 20 Nov. Full day: £25, half day: £15. Speakers include Dr Aidan Dodson (University of Bristol), John Ruffle (former Keeper of The Oriental Museum, University of Durham), Dr John Taylor (British Museum), Dr Patricia Usick (British Museum). All welcome. For booking form email R.Silvester@bristol.ac.uk or send SAE to Rosemary Silvester, 69 High Kingsdown, Bristol BS2 8EP.

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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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Periodicals Bought and Sold

Back-issues of scholarly periodicals and journals bought and sold. Graham Jeffrey, Periodicals (est. 1967), 29 Cuddesdon Road, Horspath, Oxford OX33 1JD. Tel.: 01865 872528, fax: 776398. E-mail: gjeffreysatu@aol.com.

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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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Services Offered

Marshall & Galpin Solicitors, Family Department. We are an established Oxfordshire private client firm with offices in Oxford, Thame and Abingdon. We have seven specialist family lawyers who advise on a wide range of issues: divorce and separation, children, financial agreements on divorce, pre-nuptial agreements, cohabitee disputes, separation agreements and pensions. Our lawyers are members of the Solicitors Family Law Association. Two members of the team are Deputy District Judges and three are trained mediators. We offer a range of competitive rates and a short free initial interview. French, Spanish and Italian spoken. Other services provided by the firm include property adviceconveyancing, wills & probate, personal injury & medical negligence, employment and businesscommercial. For further information visit our web site at: www.marshallgalpin.com or contact Mary Wakem on 01865 792300 (Oxford), Simon Bassett on 01235 555345 (Abingdon), James Stonham 01844 261966 (Thame).

Big or small, we ship it all, plus free pick up anywhere in Oxford. Also 24-hour photocopying, private mailing addresses (24-hour access, and mail forwarding world-wide), binding, fax bureau, colour photocopying, mailing services, and much more. Contact or visit Mail Boxes Etc., 266 Banbury Rd., Oxford. Tel.: 01865 514655, fax: 514656, email: 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.

Proof-reading/copy-editing offered by experienced and published English graduate (First Class). Academic, business, general. Call Julie on 01865 451960 or email oxenglish@aol.com.

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Domestic Services

Local Oxford lady available for housework/ironing. Total of eleven years experience: six years in Summertown/Headington area, five years in Oxfordshire country area. Excellent references available. University/education personnel especially welcome, short or long term. All replies answered. Kindly telephone 07810513429.

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Tuition Offered

Oxford Cruse Bereavement Care offers help and support to the bereaved. We offer a bereaved person of any age a place where they can talk in confidence. On Thursday, 7 Oct., we are beginning a course of eight lectures entitled şAspects of Bereavement' at the Wesley Memorial Hall, Oxford. This course is designed for all interested in working with the bereaved or dying. For more information please call 01865 202242.

Young children's art and crafts classes. Groups of 5 children (ages 4–5 and 6–7), in sunny and spacious academic family house in Southmoor Road, Jericho. Seasonal projects, healthy snacks, individual end-of-term reports by developmental psychology researcher. Autumn term starts on 28 Sept. Mornings: 10–11.45 a.m. Afternoons: 3.30–15 p.m. Some spaces still available. For further information and registration call 01865 559247.

English as a Foreign Language for Families. Separate but simultaneous classes for adults and for children (5–12 years). Wed. 5.00-6.30 p.m. at Cherwell School, Marston Ferry Road, North Oxford. Term begins 6 Oct. Cost for ten lessons: £35 for one adult or child, £45 for a family. Details from the North Oxford Association (Tel.: 01865 552295) or from the tutors, Rosemary Dorey (Tel.: 01865 553912) or Helen Foster (Tel.: 01865 763358).

Training for babysitters. Well-established 3-day training course for babysitters, certificated by the Red Cross and the North Oxford Association. Open to anyone aged over 14. Location: NOA's Cutteslowe Park offices. Tue., 26 Oct., 10.00 a.m.–3.00 p.m.; Wed., 27 Oct., 10.00 a.m.–5.00 p.m.; Thur., 28 Oct., 10.00 a.m.–3.00 p.m. Cost per person £50. Details from North Oxford Association (Tel.: 01865 552295) or the tutor, Margaret Shannon (Tel.: 01865 554018 or email: marg_shannon@hotmail.com).

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Situations Vacant

Children and Youth Worker sought. Wesley Memorial Methodist Church is currently looking for a new Youth Worker. This is an exciting post developing and nurturing our lively Junior Church and would be ideal for a Christian with energy, commitment, and an interest in children and young people. Up to 12 hours p.w. Up to £4,000 p.a. plus £10 p.w. housing allowance. Involves Sunday commitments. Starting date: 1 Nov. Further information and application form can be obtained from the Church Office, Wesley Memorial Church, New Inn Hall Street, Oxford OX1 2DH. Tel.: 01865 243216; e-mail: churchoffice@wesleymem.org.uk. www.wesleymem.org.uk.

Daylesford Organic Farmshop. Do you have knowledge or a genuine interest in the medicinal properties, history, and preparation of Chinese tea? Our tearoom is part of our lifestyle store, where our customers will be able to learn and enjoy the benefits of the remedial qualities of Chinese tea. Good customer service and communication skills are essential, also the ability to work within a team. Competitive pay and benefits. Contact Diane Pridmore on 07760 190670.

We are looking for reliable individuals to add to our Register of Invigilators. Work is on a temporary basis during the January exam period. The work involves laying out question papers, completing relevant paperwork, and invigilating during the examination session. Invigilation sessions are approximately 4 hours (in either the morning or the afternoon). The payment for each 4-hour-session is £28. Please send your CV and covering letter to the Senior Administrator, Magdalen College School, Oxford OX4 1DZ, or by email to tearnshaw@mcsoxford.org.

Part-time editors required. We provide manuscript revision to non-native English speaking authors for publishing in international journals. We are looking for people with Ph.D. degrees in several fields of biological sciences. Must have excellent written English to help proof-reading and editing of research papers (e.g. grammatical and writing style errors). Work from home in your spare time. Email: service@oxbiosci.com.

New College School, Oxford. Key Stage 2 Teacher. We are seeking a qualified and experienced teacher to teach Maths, Science, Sport, Religious Studies and ICT to Years 3 and 4 starting in Jan. 2005. The post will be initially for two terms with the possibility of a permanent position. Please contact the Principal, New College School, Saville Road, Oxford OX1 3UA. Tel.: 01865 243657. Email: jo.asquith@new.ox.ac.uk.

St Clare's, Oxford. Required as soon as possible, well-qualified teachers of Albanian, Danish, and Italian to prepare students for the International Baccalaureate. Applicants should be native speakers who are able to teach literature to young people in their mother tongue. For details please contact Mrs C. Gospel, Head of Languages, as soon as possible. Tel.: 01865 517333. Fax: 01865 517319. Email: catherine.gospel@stclares.ac.uk.

Applications are invited for membership of Oxfordshire Research Ethics Committee C, whose task is to provide independent advice regarding the ethics of proposed research projects which will involve human subjects, their tissue or data, and which will take place, generally, within the NHS. The REC's duty is to protect the interests of patients and other research subjects. In particular we are looking for pharmacists or pharmacologists (can be trainees), hospital/community consultants, public health physicians/epidemiologists, and members with statistical expertise. The REC reviews up to 10 research proposals/month from across the Thames Valley and meets for up to 4 hours dependent on the business. Members are expected to give adequate time for preparation and to attend a maximum of 2 one-day training events/year. There is no remuneration but expenses are paid. Knowledge or previous experience of working in or with the NHS, of relevant areas of research or of ethical issues will be an advantage, but is not essential. Please contact Kathryn Lucas, Administrator. Tel.: 01865 222145, Fax: 01865 222699. Email: Kathryn.Lucas@orh.nhs.uk

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Houses to Let

East Oxford. Characterful Victorian terrace, 2 bedrooms, 2 reception, attic study, garden. Partly furnished, available Oct. City centre 5–10 min. bus ride away. Parking on quiet road. £750 p.c.m. for one year with possible renewal. References required. Very sorry—no children or smokers. Email: alisonbentley@jazzmenagerie.freeserve.co.uk.

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.

North Oxford . Fully-furnished 4–5 bedroom family home to let from Christmas '04 to Aug. '05. Family are going abroad for sabbatical. Large west-facing spacious garden with patio and beautiful surrounding trees. Three reception rooms and kitchen/breakfast room and 2 ½ bathrooms. House on west side of popular Woodstock road, overlooking St Edward's playing fields. Easy walking access to Summertown shops and into city centre (cycle path next to house). Port Meadow nearby. Email: douglas.wilkinson@nda.ox.ac.uk or tel.: 01865 513688.

Marston. Attractive, furnished Victorian house in quiet road. Three bedrooms, dining/living room, kitchen, upstairs bathroom, new kitchen, g.c.h., all appliances. Lovely garden backing onto meadows with pedestrian access and undercover bike storage. Suit visiting academic/medical couple or small family. 5 min. cycle ride/15 min. walk from city centre. Available from Oct. £950 p.c.m. plus bills. Non-smokers only. Pictures of the rooms available via email. Contact Rebecca.Skillman@Harcourteducation.co.uk. Tel.: 01865 726022.

Two separate self-contained beautiful, quiet, unusual, open plan, fully-furnished modern properties with stunning views to open countryside. Parking and small patio garden. Near convenient bus route and well within the ring-road in North Oxford. Suit visiting academic or professional couple. Regret no children, pets, or smokers. Available from 1 Sept. Larger property £950 p.m.; smaller £725 p.m., plus expenses. Tel.: 01865 515085 or email patricia.boyd@perinat.ox.ac.uk.

Kidlington. Three-bedroom furnished detached house available from 1 Oct. for 6-month let. Situated in a quiet close near to excellent bus route and all amenities. No smoking and no house pets, please. £875 p.c.m. Please contact Bob Green on 07780 682123.

North Oxford (Jericho). Fully-furnished, recently redecorated house, secluded garden, available from 1 Sept. for 1 year or less. Charming, cosy, quiet, c.h., easy to maintain, 2 bedrooms, 2½ bathrooms, washing machine, dryer, telephone, linen, dishes. Easy walk to University, train and coach stations, near best schools and parks. Two bedrooms £1,250 p.m.; 3 bedrooms £1,500 p.m. (inc. bedsit with separate kitchen and entrance). Tel. J. Mackrell in Oxford (evenings or 7--8 a.m.), on: 01865 775567. Email: mackrelj@btopenworld.com. Or contact A. Gaston in Canada: +613 745 1368, fax: +613 745 0299, email: gaston@cyberus.ca.

Normandy: Village au Brun, Notre Dame de Cenilly. Beautiful, fully-furnished three-storey farmhouse with all mod. cons. to let for 1–3 years. Set in 13 acres of farmland. Peaceful yet within 4 kms from Cerisy la Salle (local village); Saint-Lô, Coutance approx. 20 kms; Cherbourg, Bayeux, Mont St Michel and Caen within 100 kms. Ground floor: kitchen/dining room; gas cooker; separate electric oven; microwave; large fridge with separate freezer; g. c.h.; bathroom with w.c.; sitting room. First floor: music room (with grand piano), 2 bedrooms (1 with small office). Second floor: large bedroom; shower room with w.c.; gallery (suitable for office) that overlooks music room below. Open fire in sitting room. Ideal for writer or musician seeking peace and quiet to work. Non-smoker preferred; pets welcome. 800–900 euro p.c.m. For further details please contact Alexander Kok on 00 33 2 33 45 52 16. Fax: 00 33 2 33 17 22 96.

Oxfordshire. Wing of beautiful country house. Six bedrooms, 2 baths, 2 WCs, kitchen with aga, scullery, larder, laundry room. Three reception rooms. Fully-furnished. South-facing orangerie. Set in parkland with lake. Tennis court. Domestic and garden staff provided. Ideal professional family home. £2,800 p.m. Tel.: 01865 343202.

Florence Park. Recently refurbished 1930s house with attractively designed garden. Close to local amenities, park and river. Light and cosy. Furnished and fully equipped, with two large bedrooms and dressing room. Kitchen/diner. Easy access to central Oxford. Available from Sept. for one year or less. Ideal for professional or family. £850 p.c.m. plus bills. Call Jo Dixon on 01865 760907 or 07932 724232. Email: 53netherwoodsroad@tiscali.co.uk.

Shortlet for 5 months. A beautiful Oxford city house in quiet cul-de-sac near city centre, hospitals and Brookes while owner is abroad. One large double bedroom, 1 single with large balcony and both with own shower, toilet, rooms, study, very large kitchen, living/dining room and second separate sitting room with fireplace. Large garden open to the park at back. £1,200 p.c.m. (incl. council tax). Available 1 Dec. to 10 Apr. (negotiable). See pictures on http://tanyag.t35.com. Tel.: 01865 247150.

Attractive, large 3/4 bedroom detached house close to all Headington hospitals and good schools. Fully furnished, all appliances, c.h., off-street parking and rear garden. Suit professional family or responsible graduates. Long lease preferred. £1,400 p.c.m. (incl. council tax). Tel.: 01865 766032; email: jwoodman@doctors.org.uk.

Wootton, near Woodstock. Delightful period cottage to let in sought after, pretty village. Living room with open fire overlooking rear garden. Stable door to garden. Kitchen with all mod. cons. Double bedroom and large bathroom with panelled bath and electric shower. Loft for storage. Oil-fired c.h. Attractive mature garden. Two garden sheds and brick-built log stove. Good bus and train connections to Oxford. Suit academic/professional couple. Available Oct. for 6 months/1 year. £695 p.m. incl. gardener. (excl. council tax and utility bills). References essential. Contact: Sally Stradling on 01993 812278 or email sally.stradling@ukgateway.net.

St Clement's. Great location! Two-bed Victorian house within walking distance to town centre, Brookes, Headington hospitals. Good local shops/supermarket. Furnished, dishwasher, etc. Two reception rooms (could make one into third bedroom), large kitchen, patio garden. £900 p.m. plus bills and council tax. No students or smokers. Tel.: 0207 350 2692. Email: dvh@ic.ac.uk.

Well-decorated, furnished house to let in central Eynsham. Excellent bus service to Oxford, shopping facilities and good schools. This pretty and unusual stone-built converted coach-house is secure and quiet. Set in own private drive, well away from the street. Large living room/kitchen with fridge, freezer, dishwasher. One double and 1 single bedroom, bathroom, large office/third bedroom. Utility room, shower room, walk-in-wardrobe. Integral garage and additional off-road parking spaces. Patio garden. Available 1 Oct. for a minimum let of 6 months. £975 (incl. council tax) p.c.m. Tel.: 01865 880018 or 07771873838. Email: Stephen.lord2@ntlworld.com.

Marlborough Road. Attractive furnished 2-bedroom house, with large sitting room and kitchen, backing on to the meadow. £850 p.c.m. Contact Dr. Peter Collett on 01865 744073 or collett.research@virgin.net.

Abingdon town centre. A newly refurbished (by Berkeley Homes) 3-bedroom grade II listed period cottage with charming character. Two double bedrooms (one en suite), one large single bedroom, family bathroom and cloakroom. Front and rear garden. Large kitchen diner and separate through lounge. Two parking spaces. Unfurnished or furnished, available mid-September. £1,100 p.c.m. plus bills. Tel.: 01865 273495 or 01235 530168. Email: w.lau1@physics.ox.ac.uk.

North Oxford . Fully-furnished three bedroom house with garage and sheltered garden available for tenancy. On bus route to city centre. One year or more from end Sept. £1,050 p.c.m. Please call 01865 243216 or 01865 515547.

North Oxford . Stylishly furnished house in quiet road, 5 min. from Summertown shops. Suit 1 or 2 academics/professionals sharing. Two spacious bedrooms available. £1,100 p.c.m. (incl. council tax and water). Tel.: 01865 557408 or 0789 1078810.

Fully-furnished house available 15 Oct. to Feb. 2005. One double and 2 single bedrooms, living room, kitchen, utility room, bath, shower, toilet. Linen provided. G.c.h., telephone, microwave, fridge, freezer, w/machine, dish washer. Parking space. Easy access to Oxford and every 12 min. bus to London. £700 p.c.m. plus bills (plus £700 deposit). Reference required. Please contact Mr or Mrs Kevin Annely. Tel.: 01865 716426. Ref.: Anne Brau. Email: kevin.annely@btinternet.com.

Exquisite house in North Oxford to let long or short term. A very well situated Georgian grade II listed house, in a quiet backwater. Four large beds, living room, dining room, conservatory, garden, recently upgraded. Available now. £1,800–2,000 p.c.m., depending on short or long term. Phone on 01865 201444 or 07866672722. Email: oxhomes@aol.com.

Stanton St. John. Self-contained cottage annexe. Daytime bus service, shop, two pubs. Two miles from Green Road roundabout and Oxford A40. £750 p.c.m. to include all bills except telephone. No DHSS. Suit non-smoking professional/couple. Tel.: 07817122214 or 01865 351236.

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Flats to Let

North and central North Oxford. One- and 2-bedroom apartments available for the coming academic year, best suited to mature professionals and visiting academics. Situated at a short distance from most university and hospital departments. Variety of rents. 1-bedroom apartments: £695 to £775; 2-bedroom apartments: £795 to £850 (all p.c.m. and exclusive of utility and council tax). Tel.: 01865 516144. Fax 01865 437996. Email: a.fiorentino@ntlworld.com.

Yarnton. Spacious 2-storey flat, six miles north of city centre. One double bedroom, sitting room, bathroom with bath and shower, fully-fitted kitchen, conservatory. Countryside views, private parking, on bus route. No smokers. Suit single person or couple. £595 p.c.m. incl. heating/water rates. Available Oct. Tel.: 01865 376824.

St Margaret's Road. Modern furnished two-bedroom apartment over two floors of a purpose-built block in central North Oxford: double bedroom with wall of wardrobes; single bedroom with built- in closet; bathroom with shower; kitchen with washer/dryer, fridge/freezer and dishwasher; living room; lock-up garage; use of large communal garden. Available to non-smokers from mid-Oct. £850 p.c.m. for one-year lease with possibility of renewal. Email: binney@thphys.ox.ac.uk.

North Oxford . Modern furnished flat on second (top) floor of purpose-built block in Osberton Road, Summertown. Fully furnished and equipped with kitchen utensils, crockery, etc. Washer/dryer, fridge/freezer, g.c.h., shower, garage, and garden use. Living room and two double bedrooms. Available to non- smokers early Oct. £800 p.c.m. for a one-year lease with possibility of renewal. Email: binney@thphys.ox.ac.uk.

St Clement's. Architect designed, 2 bedrooms, living/dining area, good size kitchen. Bathroom with shower. Dedicated parking. £770 p.c.m. Available end of Oct. Phone to view on 01865 201444 or 07866672722. Email: oxhomes@aol.com.

Comfortable 2-bedroom furnished flat on excellent bus route to central Oxford. Situated in the attractive village of Eynsham, quiet yet close to schools and shops. Recently refurbished to a high standard. G.c.h., double-glazing, 4 phone points. Bedding provided on request. Available from Sept. References required. £750 p.c.m. (negotiable). Email: Virginia.Bainbridge@st_hildas.ox.ac.uk or info@NaturalHorse.co.uk or ring 0845 4569840.

Summertown. Spacious, furnished two bedroom, two bathroom ground floor apartment with small private terrace and allocated parking space. £1,050 p.c.m. Available now. Contact Sarah Richardson, Scott Fraser Lifestyle. Tel.: 01865 554577. Email: sarah@scottfraser.co.uk.

Summertown. Furnished duplex apartment offering three bedrooms, two reception rooms, kitchen/breakfast room, two bathrooms and allocated parking space. £1,200 p.c.m. Available now. Contact Sarah Richardson, Scott Fraser Lifestyle. Tel.: 01865 554577. Email: sarah@scottfraser.co.uk.

Newly decorated self-contained flat in 17th century rectory near Oxford. Good public transport. Parking space. Tel.: 01865 373794. Email: janeskinner@freeuk.com.

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Accommodation Offered

Attractive and quiet B&B. One minute to bus stop, close to river walks. £40 per night/£60 double; 15% discount for full week. Tel.: 01865 770501.

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.

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.

Comfortable rooms available now in pleasant North Oxford house. Short stay (up to 3 months). £55 p.w. (a bargain price!) Book by telephone: 01865 511657 or email: coulsonm@btconnect.com.

Academic host family in leafy Jericho welcomes academics and visitors to Oxford for short and long stays. Walking distance to town centre, colleges, museums, University Parks, and Port Meadow. Fashionable shops, restaurants, and an art cinema around the corner. Sunny single room with tea/coffee-making facilities, TV and video recorder, c.h. Bike with basket for moderate lease. Fine continental breakfast. Tel.: (+44) (0)1865 559247. Email: oxfordvisit@hotmail.com.

Rooms to rent in well-located North Oxford House. Two single rooms in family home available to rent with large shared kitchen, bathroom, and good sized garden. Quiet, residential location off Banbury Road, within minutes of bus stops into city centre. Available immediately. Tel.: 01865 559544 (after office hours).

Large double bedroom off Woodstock road in spacious 3-bedroom house with all mod. cons. and private garden with Italian academic professional. £425 p.c.m. Available from Nov. 2004. Suitable for professional or post-doctoral researcher. Please call Marina on 01865 554148 or 07939594379. Email: marina.cacioppo@oucs.ox.ac.uk.

Room to let in private house in Iffley Fields. Own entrance, good-sized room, shared bathroom and kitchen. £80 p.w. incl. bills. Female n/s. Tel.: 07780697691.

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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.

North Oxford . Wolfson College, Linton Road. 7,300 sqft (660 sqm) of offices adjacent to its main buildings with separate entrance and car parking. The flexible accommodation currently comprises 25 office units, a conference room and common room. Access to the use of the College's superb riverside facilities, including restaurant for staff and visitors, by arrangement. Available immediately. For further details contact the Bursar on 01865 274104 or email stephen.palmer@wolfson.ox.ac.uk.

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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. Suitbale 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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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.

House-sit sought by professional non-smoking woman for a few months. I have sold my flat in London and am moving to the north of England, but must first finish a project in Oxfordshire. I am equally happy with town or country, and I should be delighted to look after any animals. I am presently house-sitting in Abingdon. References available. Contact Pamela Lanigan on 01235 868031.

Flat, small house or room in a private house in Oxford is sought for a newly appointed Commonwealth Research Fellow in the Department of Zoology, Oxford, from Oct. Please contact Dr Christine Carrington at Ccarrington@fms.uwi.tt Self-contained modest accommodation in central Oxford sought by responsible academic couple; must be close to public transport. Mid-Oct to end-Nov. Oxford references supplied. Tel./Fax: (0033) (0)450594103. Email: ddrucker@tiscali.fr.

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Holiday Lets

Venice: S. Marco, S. Samuele. Charming apartment available in the heart of town for short stays, rented on a weekly basis. Well appointed; large living room, fully-equipped kitchen, 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms. Sleeps 5 comfortably. £650 p.w. Email: tagariello@libero.it.

Sardinia, Costa Smeralda, Italy. Tasteful villa in rural village of San Pantaleo on the North East coast of Sardinia, suitable for 2–6 people. Beautiful mountain views over the Roche Sarde from house and garden. 3 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 with TV. 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). Email: margareta@sanpanteleo.co.uk. See http://www.sanpantaleo.co.uk.

Naples, Florida: rent our beautiful 4-bedroom, 3-bathroom house, on the Gulf Coast, in southwest Florida. This spacious home is located on one of the best private golf courses in the area. The house sleeps up to 8 people, has a huge south-facing heated swimming pool, and comes fully furnished and equipped. The house is available all year round from £800 p.w. (minimum 2-week let, discount for longer lets), Tel. Mark on: 07802 754154. E-mail: mark@bayrock.co.uk. Web site: website: www.golf-in-naples.com.

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Houses for Sale

Jericho. Spacious modern house in the heart of this sought-after area. Two double bedrooms, study/nursery, two reception rooms, courtyard garden, garage and further off-street parking. Close to city centre, train/bus stations and colleges. £317,000. Tel: 07779 225767 or email salmondavid@hotmail.com for more details.

Wood End, 45 Upper Road Kennington, Oxford, OX1 5LJ. Individual 4-bedroom house in the sought-after village of Kennington, with easy access to Oxford. Spacious rooms, 135ft mature rear garden, master bed with en suite shower, large family bathroom. Study, sunroom, 18ft sitting room, well-fitted kitchen and utility. Offers in the region of £560,000. Freehold. Tel.: 01865 739180.

Headington Hill, Oxford. Three-bedroom modern detached bungalow. Exceptional location: green, secluded and quiet, with easy access to both universities, JR hospital and city centre. Large living space with high ceiling, kitchen/breakfast room, 2 bedrooms, third bedroom/study, bathroom, garage and off-street parking. Mature gardens with view over central Oxford. £310,000. Tel.: 01865 243704. n

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