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Oxford University Gazette, 24 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 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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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 www.amazon.co.uk and on the publisher's website, www.starbornbooks.co.uk.

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School Scholarship Offered

Summer Fields, Oxford: the Maclaren Trust Scholarship. A scholarship, of up to 90% of full fees, is awarded to a boy of outstanding ability between the ages of 10 and 12 who, without this financial support, would not be able to come to Summer Fields. For an application form please write to or telephone the Registrations Secretary, Summer Fields, Oxford OX2 7EN. Tel.: 01865 459204. Email: schoolsec@summerfields.org.uk.

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Plant Power Festival 2005

Explore the University of Oxford Botanic Garden, the world of plants and how we use them at this year's series of festival days. We have commissioned five artists with the support of Arts Council England to create pieces of artwork that will reveal interesting and unusual ways in which we use plants. Each of our artists will respond to the five festival themes. Sat., 23 July, 'Plants that entertain us'; Sat., 20 Aug., 'Plants that feed us'. 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Adults: £2.60, children in full-time education free (must be accompanied by an adult). Tel.: 01865 286690. www.botanic-garden.ox.ac.uk.

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Antiques Bought and Sold

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

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Restoration and Conservation of Antique Furniture

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

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Personal Training Services

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

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Services Offered

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

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

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

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

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Domestic Services

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

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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, communication, 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.

Sarah Lawrence College at Oxford Programme, Wadham College. The Sarah Lawrence Programme seeks a bright, energetic, and dynamic graduate with a good first degree to be the Assistant Director for this well established and highly selective year abroad programme for American third and fourth year university students. This is a challenging and diverse role and the successful candidate will have the ability to work comfortably with University tutors; excellent administrative and organisational skills; first- class inter-personal skills, and the ability to interact sympathetically with young adults from the US. Salary will be determined by experience, at a base of not less than £25,000. Closing date for applications: 1 July. Further particulars may be obtained from The Administrator at sarah- lawrence@wadham.ox.ac.uk Tel: 01865 870 1200870 ext: 27842.

Gardener wanted in North Oxford. Immediate start, 8 hours p.w. £10 per hour. Flexible working hours. Contact: Rebecca White, Warden, The House of St Gregory and St Macrina, 1 Canterbury Road, Oxford OX2 6LU. Tel./Fax: 01865 513117. Email: rcswhite@ntlworld.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.

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.

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

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

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

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

Wootton Drive, Iffley Village. Spacious town house in leafy Iffley Village. Ground floor: kitchen and dining room, utility and wc. Stairs to drawing room and third bedroom/gym, stairs to bedroom 1 and bathroom, steps to bedroom 2/office. Broadband enabled. Available for any 3 months between 15 July and 15 Jan. Suit visiting academic. £1,500 p.c.m. inclusive of all utilities. Contact College & County on 01865 722277 or email info@collegeandcounty.biz. www.collegeandcounty.biz.

Wing of country house to let. Three bedrooms, quiet rural location, 15 miles north of Oxford. Available from early Aug. Suit academic couple. Contact 01869 340358 or cewoodhead@btinternet.com.

On a quiet green in village near Wallingford. Semi-detached furnished bungalow, 1 good-sized bedroom, living/dining room, kitchen and bathroom, small secluded garden. Excellent condition throughout. Washing machine, cooker, microwave, c.h. One designated parking space. Prospective tenant must be non-smoking. £550 p.c.m. (for one person). Council tax (Band B), phone and utility bills additional. Contact: Martin Beek, telephone 01865 244797 (evening), mobile 07749 804965.

Comfortable small house in Buckler Road, North Oxford. Walking distance to Summertown shops and easy bus access to the University. Part-furnished with a quiet garden. One double, one single bedroom, study/third bedroom, living room, kitchen and bathroom, g.c.h. Ideal for visiting academic. Available from mid-July for 12 months. £850 p.m. (excl. local council tax). Contact Dr Liesl Osman at med078@abdn.ac.uk.

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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.

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.

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

Cowley, Boswell Road. Extremely nice ground-floor flat with large garden. Two bedrooms and all modern comforts. Very silent. Well-served by buses, 15 min. from downtown. For very quiet academic person or couple, with reference. From end Aug. to end Jan. 2006. £550 p.m., council tax and bills excluded. Tel.: 01865 711577 (7 p.m.–9 p.m. or leave message). Mobile: 07810 194454. Email: piero.pinza@virgin.net.

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

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Vacation Lets

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

Room to let. Spacious master bedroom with en suite bath. £500 p.c.m., all bills included. Available July and Aug. 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.

Grandpont. Large, light and spacious Victorian 4-bedroom house in quiet academic neighbourhood. Two receptions, two bathrooms with pretty walled garden. Recently redecorated and refurbished. Fully furnished and equipped. 5–10 min. walk to city centre and University colleges or departments. Street parking and use of owners' bikes. Available 5 Aug.–3 Sept. £575 p.w. or £2,000 for whole period. Contact David Harbord. Tel. 01865 721540. Email: dharbord@market-analysis.co.uk.

Oxford. Four-bedroom house. Newly renovated. Delightful, spacious interior. Views of Oxford. Available 15–27 July. Tel.: 01865 798043. Email: LouiseLobo@ntlworld.com.

Central location, summer let (15 July–15 Sept.). Fully- furnished, newly renovated house off Abingdon Road (double room, single room + sofa bed for 2). Academics/postdocs preferred. 15 min. walk to city centre, on bus route, nearby river walks. Washer and dryer, new kitchen, nice garden, TV, off-street parking for 1 car. Reasonable rent for responsible people who can also water the plants. Email: david.melcher@psy.ox.ac.uk.

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Accommodation Offered

OxfordShortlets offers a portfolio of high quality self-catering short let properties as an excellent alternative to hotel/guesthouse and bed and breakfast accommodation in Oxford and the surrounding villages. We have a wide selection of quality homes available for short stay lets from 1 week up to several months. OxfordShortlets provides property rental on a short-term basis for professional individuals, groups or families requiring housing while visiting Oxford for holiday/vacation, business/academic, relocation purposes or temporary accommodation in between homes. For more information, please contact us on tel: 0870 1602325, fax: 0870 1602327, email: admin@oxfordshortlets.co.uk or visit our website at www.oxfordshortlets.co.uk.

Finders Keepers: for all of your accommodation needs please contact us—Oxford's rental specialist. Tel. 01865 311011. www.finders.co.uk.

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

Thomas Merrifield Lettings. We let and manage property throughout Oxford and Oxfordshire and always have a good selection of furnished and unfurnished properties available for 6- or 12-month lets. We have a team of dedicated staff based in Jericho in Oxford and would be delighted to help you with your accommodation search. Please phone us on 01865 515900. Fax: 01865 310823. Email: info@tmlettings.co.uk. Website: www.thomasmerrifield.co.uk.

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. 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.

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).

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

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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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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.

Wanted: North Oxford family home. Blue-chip tenant forced to relocate due to house sale, budget up to £4K. Please contact Finders Keepers on 01865 311011.

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.

Like a holiday in central Victoria, BC, Canada, 'City of Gardens', between 12–26 Sept.? We are looking for a house and car exchange in Oxford for one couple and ideally two. Have comfortable two-bedroom house with king- and queen-size beds, attractive garden, a few feet from the sea. Vancouver townhouse may be option as well. Photos available. Dr. Dorothy Kennedy (Exeter College member). Email: bcilp@shaw.ca.

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

Mature professional couple looking for flat exchange or renting in Oxford. We offer a first-floor 2-bedroom flat, own entrance, g.c.h., all mod. cons. Beautiful view to large communal garden. Very close to village shops, National Trust woodland tracks, and bus stop to London-Victoria. Peaceful private area off A3 in Hindhead, Surrey, near Farnham/Haslemere/Guilford. Tel.: 01865 512344 or email tkantchev@kantchev.co.uk.

Canadian professor seeks accommodation for himself and a Research Assistant (at least two bedrooms) within walking distance of the Bodleian Library between 15 July and 20 Aug. Please contact Professor Nicholas Hudson, Department of English, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, B.C. Canada, V6T 1Z1. Tel.: (604) 822-4084. Fax: (604) 822-6906. Email: nhudson@interchange.ubc.ca.

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Holiday Lets

Greek Island Rentals. Skopelos and Alonissos. Local villa specialist offers lovely pool villas, town houses and cottages available for rent. Town, country and seaside locations. Accommodations for 2–16 persons. Prices from £100 p.p./p.w. For information see www.holidayislands.com. Email : thalpos@otenet.gr. Fax : +30 24240 23057.

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

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.

Monopoli, in Apulia, South Eastern Italy. A 2-bedroom apartment, sleeping three. Situated in the old quarter of this peaceful seaside town, on the top floor of an 18th century palazzo, it offers sweeping views of the Adriatic sea and includes a 170 sqm roof-top terrace. Within 5 min. walk of a sandy beach and fishing harbour, with stone floors and high ceilings, it provides c.h., air conditioning, dishwasher, Jacuzzi bath, washing machine, new beds. It's 45 min. by train or car from the Bari (served by Ryanair) and Brindisi airports, and 10 min. from the 18-hole San Dominico golf club. Nearby: cave dwellings and the 'trulli'. Price p.w.: Christmas, New Year, Easter, 1–15 July and Sept.: €750; June, second half of Sept., Oct: €600; Aug; €900; €400 for the rest of the year. Min. stay: 3 nights. Contact Angela Montemurro on 0039 3282 768344. Email: linamonte@aliceposta.it.

Property in South of France/Pyrenees/Mediterranean Sea. Beautiful estate with two houses in natural stone set in 4000 sqm grounds, with it's own spring, in nature reserve. Traditionally-built main building 'Casemare' and holiday apartments 'La Bergerie'. Please visit our website at www.graph-it.de/casemare and www.la-bergerie-fr.com. Price on request. Fax: 0033 (0)4689 54387. www.weynstein@aol.com.

Assisi, Umbria (Italy). Flat available in time-share property in the beautiful Umbrian countryside, 10 min. drive from Assisi. Kitchen/dining room with double sofa bed, bedroom with double bed, bathroom/toilet, storage room, sleeps up to 4. A number of facilities are available within the property (swimming pool, gym, restaurant, shuttle bus to Assisi). Available Sat., 9 July–Sat., 16 July (week of Umbria Jazz Festival). £220 p.w. Tel.: 01865 276832. Email: paolisa@yahoo.it.

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House 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. n



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