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Oxford University Gazette, 26 May 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. 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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National Childminding Week

To celebrate National Childminding Week, Trio are holding a 'Play Day' on 23 June from 10 a.m.–2 p.m. at the OXRAD Leisure Centre (Marsh Lane, Marston). Lots of activities for children, refreshments, childcare information. Take the children into the fantastic OXRAD Sensory Room! All welcome, do come to meet child minders and the Network Coordinators. Trio Childminder Network offers University parents quality flexible childcare. To find out more contact Trio on 0845 6031048 or oxfordenquiries@triochildcare.co.uk.

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St Giles' Thursday Lunchtime Talks

The breaking of the twenty-first century: 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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Concerts

Sun., 29 May, 8 p.m., Holywell Music Room. Oxford Chamber Music Society concert: the celebrated Peabody Piano Trio (USA) will perform Mozart in B flat major K. 502, Meltzer's 'Sindbad' (with Walter van Dyk, actor) and Beethoven in B flat major op. 97, 'Archduke'. Tickets from the Playhouse on 01865 305305 or www.ticketsoxford.com, or at the door. Some tickets free to 8–22 year-olds.

Wed., 1 June, 7.30 p.m., Holywell Music Room. Solo piano recital by Junko Urayama performing works by Poulenc, Chopin, Beethoven and Schumann. In aid of ADRA-UK (International Charity). £10 (adults), £7 (students/concessions), £5 (children under 12). Tickets available from Oxford Playhouse on 01865 305305 or www.ticketsoxford.com.

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Lecture

Oxford Muslim Music Festival. Sat., 4 June, 8 p.m. at the Oxford Town Hall. Various artists and musicians from around the Islamic world will perform sacred music, devotional chanting and liturgical songs. Performers include those from Bangladesh, Egypt, Iran, Malaysia, Morocco, Pakistan, Palestine, Senegal, Turkey, Uzbekistan and Yemen. Admission to this gala charitable fund-raising event: £10–£20. For tickets phone 01865 766032 or email info@meco.org.uk.

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Hazlitt Day School

England's Missing Critic: Fifth Hazlitt Day School. Sat., 4 June, St Catherine's, Oxford. Organisers: Uttura Natarajan, Tom Paulin, Duncan Wu. This year, which marks the bicentenary of the publication of Hazlitt's first book, will be themed to embrace the subject of politics. Speakers: Tom Paulin, David Bromwich, Duncan Wu, Lynda Pratt, Nicholas Roe, Mina Gorji and Jon Cook. Email: theresa.evans@ell.ox.ac.uk or call the English Faculty Office: 01865 281149. http://www.english.ox.ac.uk/Hazlitt2005/.

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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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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).

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.

Visit St Philip's Books at 82 St Aldates, Oxford (next to Reservoir Books). We specialise in rare and second-hand books in the humanities, especially theology and history, also literature and philosophy. Open Mon.–Sat., 10 a.m.–5p.m. Free catalogues on request. Good prices paid for large or small collections. Please call Christopher Zealley on 01865 202182. www.stphilipsbooks.co.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.

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Tuition Offered

Summer tuition. Give your child a head start with Key Stage 2 or 3, GCSE, A Level or university preparation. Book now for summer coaching in Mathematics, English, critical thinking and essay skills with University of Oxford graduates with teaching experience. Flexible courses and timing to suit your child. Additional subjects available on request. Call Dr Bob Hoyle on 01865 727929 or email bob.hoyle@ntlworld.com.

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Situations Vacant

Stanford University Centre in Oxford. Required for Sept., a part-time Student Services Assistant. Duties will include providing reception cover, administration of student services, and clerical support to the Director and Administrator. Stanford is a well- known American university for which the Programme in Oxford offers 47 students the opportunity to study here as part of their degree course. Closing date: 10 June. Full particulars may be obtained from the Administrator on 01865 251193 or stanford@herald.ox.ac.uk.

Greyfriars Hall is currently looking for an experienced Accounts/Administration Assistant to work alongside the Provincial Bursar. The post-holder will act as PA to the Provincial Bursar, assisting in day-to-day accounting duties. This is a very varied role and would suit someone who likes wearing more than one hat. Greyfriars Hall is a registered charity that offers a challenging environment to approximately 50 graduate/undergraduate students. The successful applicant must be self-motivated, enthusiastic, confident, and able to work with minimum supervision. Excellent communication and organisational skills are needed, with good accounting & IT literacy. A working knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel is desirable. A good sense of humour is essential. Salary: £15,603–£18,537 p.a. Closing date: Fri., 3 June. Greyfriars Hall is an equal opportunities employer. Further details and applications, which should include CV and the names of two referees, should be sent to Provincial Bursar, Greyfriars Hall, Iffley Road, Oxford Oxford OX4 1SB, or by email to carol.reynolds@greyfriars.ox.ac.uk.

UK Cochrane Centre, Oxford, requires a Lecturer in Systematic Reviews. Part-time, 19 hours p.w., fixed-term appointment. You will be involved in the development of training programmes, the delivery of some of the training workshops to authors of Cochrane reviews throughout the UK and Ireland, the development of training to Cochrane editors and peer reviewers. Experience of teaching and running small group workshops is essential and you will have been active in the preparation of systematic reviews. Although the post is part-time, flexible working is encouraged. Salary: £32,013–£36,429 pro rata. Closing date: 3 June. For further information on this post contact Phil Wiffen, Training Director, on 01865 516300 or by email at pwiffen@cochrane.co.uk. For an application form and job description please contact the recruitment answer phone on 01908 243528, quoting the job reference number (RVO1485), or visit our website on www.mkpct.org.uk.

UK Cochrane Centre, Oxford, requires an Associate Training Lecturer. Full time, 37.5 hours p.w., fixed-term appointment. This post will assist the training team supporting authors of Cochrane reviews and other contributors to The Cochrane Collaboration. You will have a scientific or clinical background, an understanding of evidence-based medicine and systematic review methodology, together with some knowledge of medical statistics. Experience of preparing systematic reviews would be an advantage. Experience of facilitating small group learning is essential. Willingness to act as a team player and an ability to travel regularly in the UK and Ireland is also required. Salary: £22,078–£26,494 p.a. Closing date: 3 June. For further information contact Phil Wiffen, Training Director, on 01865 516300 or by email at pwiffen@cochrane.co.uk. For an application form and job description please contact the recruitment answer phone on 01908 243528, quoting the job reference number (AST1488), or visit www.mkpct.org.uk.

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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.

Central North Oxford. Short-term let. Four-bedroom house in ideal location: Frenchay Road (Waterways), near canal/Port Meadow. Very quiet. Immaculate condition (newly decorated). Beautiful kitchen; all mod. cons. Two bathrooms, living room, study, off-road parking. West-facing garden. Available 19 June–5 Oct. (or part thereof). £1,600 p.m. inclusive. Suit family or professionals. Tel.: 07906 586548. Email: itsadax11@philosophy.ox.ac.uk.

Moreton Road, North Oxford. Four-bedroom house from Aug. Lovely furnished house in residential area, close to schools, shops, sports centre. One mile from centre. Master bedroom with en suite bathroom, 2 further double bedrooms and single bedroom, family bathroom, shower room with bidet. Open plan sitting room with sunny south-facing dining area. Further reception. Fully-fitted kitchen. Utility room. Off-street parking. Garden. £1,875 p.c.m. plus bills. Tel.: 01865 554142. Email: renee@europartnerships.co.uk.

Sutton Courtenay, Oxfordshire. Sitting room, dining room, 3 double bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, study/playroom/4th bedroom, well-fitted kitchen (dishwasher, washing machine, dryer, water softener, microwave), g.c.h., full insulation. Downstairs could accommodate wheelchair. Conservatory, garden, ample off-road parking, secure fencing. Fully-furnished, china, linen, pans, utensils. Good road and rail communications. Available from Aug. £1,000 p.c.m. excl. utilities and services. Deposit: £1,500. Tel./Ans./Fax: 01235 834740. Email: diamar@onetel.com.

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

Available May or early June, a 3-bedroom detached house in Kidlington (with garden). In good condition, part furnished, utility area, garage, and off- street parking. Full refurbishment completed. Looking to let for 12 months or longer, with garden upkeep. Suit academic with family. £1,300 p.c.m., plus bills. Rates and all services to be paid by tenant. To view telephone: 01993 811434 (day) or 01993 812215 (evening).

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

Beautifully refurbished Victorian end terrace house with 2 double bedrooms off Botley Road, garden and upstairs bathroom. Convenient for city, railway, ring road and shops. Un/part furnished. Available now for short- or long-term let. £795 p.c.m. Contact J. Willis on 07977 937007.

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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 from Aug. Off-street parking, large secluded garden. Tel./fax: 01865 552400. Mobile: 07789092274.

Paris 12 (Nation/Belair) modern 1-bedroom flat, bright and reasonably spacious, in this pleasant part of Paris. Convenient for metro/RER, excellent local shopping. Available from July. £700 p.c.m. for lets of 3 months or more; shorter lets by negotiation. Contact richard.g.haydon@btinternet.com or phone 01865 316998.

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, over 40 of age, with reference. From end Aug. to end Jan. 2006. £700 p.m., council tax included, but all bills excluded. Tel.: 01865 711577 (7 p.m.–9 p.m. or leave message). Mobile: 07810 194454. Email: piero.pinza@virgin.net.

Summertown. Newly refurbished light and spacious first-floor flat. Huge drawing room, master bedroom, bathroom, fully-fitted kitchen, second bedroom/office; wooden floors throughout. Suit visiting academic. Available early June. £990 p.c.m. Contact info@collegeandcounty.biz or call 01865 722277.

North Oxford . Luxurious, furnished ground floor flat with double bedroom, large sitting room, dining room and separate garden with private terrace. Modern kitchen with all amenities. Lovely location, few min. walk from Port Meadow. Available now at £1,050 p.m., plus utilities. Tel./Fax: 01865 559614 or 07803 607112 (mobile).

Cottage/Studio flat in Beckley, 4 miles from Oxford. Beautiful rural setting on small farm. Transport required. £400 p.c.m. Tel.: 01865 351418.

Central North Oxford. Beautiful 3-bedroom deluxe apartment in this prime location. The apartment has use of communal garden, and off-street parking. Property ref.: 2384. £1,850 p.c.m. Contact Finders Keepers on 01865 311011.

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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.

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 min. from Summertown shops. Study. Broadband connection. Good rates offered for holiday period. For details, email d18m01@yahoo.co.uk or call 01865 514998.

Spacious 6-bedroom, 2-bathroom house (sleeps 10) on four floors with garden backing onto canal and overlooking fields, available July–Sept. Near city centre, colleges, and all amenities. Off-road parking. £495 p.w. Tel.: 01865 288120. Email: david.harper@regents.ox.ac.uk.

Holiday let in heart of Old Marston; 1 ½ miles from centre of Oxford. Enchanting stone cottage with secluded front garden. Patio table and chairs. Comfortable living room with beams and open fireplace. Window seat. Modern, well- equipped kitchen. Original winding staircase to two bedrooms, one large double with window seat, one twin. Bathroom/wc with shower. Available 4 June from £550 p.w. Tel.: 01785 851161. www.holidayhouseoxford.co.uk.

Live in comfort near the Thames, a short walk to the city centre. Beautiful Victorian house, 4 bedrooms (two doubles), c.h., large split-level living room, dining room, modern and fully-equipped kitchen. Bathroom 1: large bath, bidet and wc. Bathroom 2: shower and wc. South-facing garden. Residents' parking, two bicycles. Available nearly eight weeks, from Fri., 8 July–Thurs., 1 Sept. Price negotiable. Tel.: +44 (0) 1865 725193. Email: gpsmith@brookes.ac.uk.

Central North Oxford. Spacious Victorian 4-bedroom 2-bathroom semi-detached house, sleeps 8. Two sitting rooms, conservatory, large kitchen with Aga. TV, dishwasher, washing-machine etc. Large secluded garden, off-street parking. Chalfont Road is 10 min. walk from city centre, University Park, and University departments, also 5 min. from river. Available 26 July–26 August. £516 p.w. incl. utilities, council tax, and cleaner or £2,000 for whole period. Contact Dr J. Reynell. Tel.: 01865 516615. Email: josephine.reynell@qeh.ox.ac.uk.

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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.

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.

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. Email: colejustine@yahoo.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 1 Sept. to late May. £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).

Academic visitors welcome for short or long stays in friendly home of an academic during the period of July–Sept. 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.

Single room in lovely, spacious, furnished n-s 3-bedroom house in Iffley, sharing with two considerate females in 20s. Very quiet area, wireless broadband, garden, parking, garage for bikes. Very near bus route to city centre, and shops within easy walking distance. Available 1 July. Total rent and bills including broadband approx. £335 p.c.m. plus telephone. Call 07763 617745.

Central Oxford, Albion Place. One-bedroom flat available for short- term let. Fully-furnished and equipped (incl. linen and towels), very convenient for city centre (Christ Church 2 min. walk, Carfax 5 min. walk). From £875 p.c.m. depending on length of stay (incl. council tax, utilities and broadband, excl. telephone calls). Available end June. Tel.: 07977 518507. http://flatcentraloxford.blogspot.com.

Room available in large London (Highbury) house from Aug. Sharing with four post-grad/young professionals (mixed). Initially one-year tenancy. £390 p.m. incl. council tax and water, plus other bills. Large room plus generous communal space and garden. Contact Chloë Reddaway on 07876 442351 or chloe.reddaway@trinity-oxford.com.

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Self-catering Apartments

Fully-furnished and serviced 3 and 4-star self-catering apartments available in North Oxford; 15 min. from Oxford city centre. Suitable for short lets for visiting academics or business people. From £330 p.w. all inclusive. Sleeps 2–5 people. Tel.: 07870 234725. Web site: http://www.weeklyhome.com. Email: info@weeklyhome.com.

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Office Accommodation

North Oxford , 800 yards from St Giles'. A complex of four rooms (garden bungalow) incl. an annexe in detached premises off the Woodstock Road. Separate entrance, with all facilities. Computer and fax input, BT telephone, car parking, c.h. and hot/cold water. Total alarmed security. Five star interior and exterior appearance. Available immediately. Tel.: 01865 51 11 11.

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Accommodation Sought

Going abroad? Or just thinking of letting your property? QB Management is one of Oxford's foremost letting agents and property managers. We specialise in lettings to both academic and professional individuals and their families, and have a constant flow of enquiries from good quality tenants seeking property in the Oxford area. If you would like details of our services, or if you simply need some informal help and advice without obligation, telephone us: 01865 764533, fax us: 764777, or email us: info@qbman.co.uk. Alternatively, we would invite you to visit our Web site at: http://www.qbman.co.uk and see how we could be marketing your property.

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

College and County are seeking high quality family homes for long lets for visiting academics. We have a number of applicants from the States and from Europe who are hoping to take up tenancies between now and the end of Sept. All areas required but we have particular demand in North and West Oxford. For a confidential market appraisal or for an informal chat please contact Mark Crampton Smith on 01865 722277 or email mark@collegeandcounty.biz.

House-carers. Professional Australian couple in the UK from 18 June. We are experienced house-carers, including caring for pets. Available to care for homes for extended periods including throughout term breaks. Both professional and house care references can be provided. Please contact Mike and Rachel at mikrac@hotmail.com.

Friendly Canadian family looking for a 4-bedroom house, preferably in North Oxford, from 1 Aug.–31 July. Please contact Louise on 001 604 2547768. Email: louisebunn@uniserve.com.

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Holiday Lets

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

Dordogne. Rural, 10 min. from Ribérac. First-floor apartment in ancient manoir, consisting of 2 bedrooms, one with en suite shower, the other with en suite bath and sun terrace; sitting room with wood-burning fire. Kitchen/dining room fully fitted. Spacious grounds and parking. N-s only. From £350 p.m.; long-term lets available. Further information at www.frenchpropertycheckers.com. Tel. Mrs A. Baker on 01865 557547 or Terence Chalke on 0033 553800571. Email: tchalke@aol.com.

Italy, Venice. Charming apartment, fully furnished, 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, can sleep 5. Just in the centre, S. Samuele public transport stop. £650 p.w. Contact: tagariello@libero.it.

Southern Ardèche, France. Beautiful old converted barn high in unspoilt Cevennes mountains (sleeps 6). Own entrance, terrace and paddock. Spectacular landscape; fields and forests; views to 100 miles. More wild life than people. Walk, ride, and swim in rivers—go fishing or canoeing. Great markets and fairs. Eat, drink, sleep well. £475 p.w. Tel.: 020 77226740. Email: v.brinton@which.net.

Mousehole, near Penzance, Cornwall. Gorgeous holiday cottage in picturesque harbour village. Sleeps 6 plus. Light spacious upstairs living room with balcony overlooking Mounts Bay. Well-equipped kitchen/diner, handmade units, exposed granite wall, traditional Cornish range; 100 yards from harbour, small sandy beach, safe swimming when the tide is in. Excellent restaurants; galleries; walks; coast path to Lamorna Cove. Many of our visitors return. . . Tel.: 01865 727423 for illustrated brochure, or visit www.pugwash.com/caroline.

South-West France. Attractive farmhouse set in over one-acre garden, beautiful quiet position, 3 km. from medieval village Lauzerte, 2 hours from Bordeaux/ one hour from Toulouse airport. Sleeps 6 plus attic bedroom with 5 beds, so suitable for couples or larger group. 10m. x 5m. swimming pool. Golf, tennis, fishing nearby and Cahors wine region. Still available parts of June/Sept. at £500 p.w. and late Aug. at £850 p.w., autumn/winter lets negotiable. Tel. Helen on 01367 810218 or Sally on 01494 864573.

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.

Discover unspoilt Slovakia. Timber cottage deep in a sleepy, 'end-of- the-road' forest village. Over 40% of Slovakia is covered by forest, more than Switzerland or Norway. Near a medieval town on the UNESCO World Heritage list and close to a spa once frequented by royalty, a leisure centre, tennis courts, swimming pools... Sleeps 4–6, two bedrooms, each with en suite bathroom. Cottage from £250–£390 p.w. Tel.: 01844 339754. www.SlovakCottages.com.

Mallorca. One hour from Palma, a 19th century family house in medieval town. With two acres of landscaped gardens, orchards and spectacular swimming pool. Twelve min. drive to beaches, golf, tennis and national park. Five min. walk to shops and restaurants. Nearby walking on peninsular national park for bird-watching and hidden coves. Sleeps 2–10 (four bathrooms), from £1,000 p.w. Email: jane@northmoor.net or call 07831 727200.

Apulia (Italy). Seventeenth-century restored 'trulli' on charming hills, views of vineyard and Mediterranean woods. Area of geological, historical and architectural interest; 10 min. from picturesque town of Alberobello and 10 min. from the sea. Ideal for lively and inspirational holiday. B&B in fully-furnished flats: Flat A (sleeps up to 5): £560–£790 p.w.; Flats B or C (up to 3): £350–£510 p.w. Discounts available for long lets. www.vignaledipirro.com. Email: info@vignaledipirro.com.

French holidays. Côte d'Azur, Frejus near Cannes. Charming detached villa (sleeps 8), 4 double bedrooms; 4 km to the beaches. All local facilities. Equipped kitchen, bathroom, shower room, terrace, balcony, barbecue, garden. Large private pool (10m x 5m). From £690–£1,100 p.w. Tel.: 01189 616218 or 0798 0301399 (mobile).

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Houses for Sale

Dordogne, France. Set in a quiet and pretty country hamlet, this traditional farmhouse has been renovated with taste. Two living rooms with old stone fireplaces, five bedrooms, two bathrooms. Barn, outbuildings and cellar attached to house. New roof and c.h. Large garden, orchard, 1.5 ha of meadow. Another detached barn to be renovated. €340,000. Contact Dr Motard on 01865 771614 or 079 6938 1922. Email: a.m.motard@free.fr.

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. Two 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 Excellent family home. Four- (double-) bed semi, two reception, kitchen, bathroom, two separate wcs, g.c.h., windows mainly double glazed. Garage and standing space for one car. Reasonable size garden. In cul-de-sac near JR Hospital; convenient for other hospitals. Walking distance to Oxford Brookes, Headington shops, schools, and buses (incl. London services). Easy cycle ride to Science Area and to centre of Oxford. No chain. £450,000. Tel.: 01865 761530 (answer phone).

Semi-detached home in New Hinksey. Near park, swimming pool, schools and city centre. Individual houses with young families in the road. Solid wooden floor downstairs, polished wood upstairs. Four bedrooms (2 en suite downstairs), plus nursery/study. Family bathroom upstairs. Lovely south-facing garden. Off-road parking. £400,000 +. Tel: 07802 717210.

Greece, Tinos Island. Three-storey house built in traditional Cycladic style, on the outskirts of quiet village, overlooking magnificent view of Aegean Sea and nearby islands. Three bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, study/playroom, spacious living room with fireplace, open-plan kitchen, dining room and two large verandas with view to the sea. The house is 124 sqm built on 1,500 sqm of land. €240,000. Contact Dr Tsalicoglou on 07811 343216. Email: spphilipp@yahoo.com.

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2003 Saab 9-5 Vector Estate, 2.0 litre petrol, 19k miles. Silver, heated seats, parking assistance, electric windows. Full service history, warranty protection, excellent condition. Tel.: 01235 206528.

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