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Oxford University Gazette, 27 January 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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Boat Race

The Oxford University Society invites you to watch the 151st Oxford v. Cambridge Boat Race with us on 27 March. We have chartered a boat that will be moored at Chiswick Pier on the northern bank, affording a superb view of the crews in the finishing stages of the race. Tickets cost £45 each. For further information, please see our website http://www.alumni.ox.ac.uk/oned ay/boatrace.shtml or phone Cathy Tennent on 01865 288087.

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Conference

W.G. Hoskins, Making of the English Landscape. 50th Anniversary Conference at Christ Church, Oxford, on Sat., 16 Apr., 9 a.m.–5.30 p.m. Speakers include Dr Robert Peberdy on `Hoskins' Early Life', Professor David Pullizer, `Landscape of Towns', and Professor Charles Phyttian-Adams, `Landscape History—Then and Now'. Further details from Academic Study and Travel, 3 Whites Forge, Appleton, Abingdon OX13 5LG. Email: trevor@academic-study.com.

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St Giles' Thursday Lunchtime Talks

Christ at Work: 3 Feb., `Loitering with intent', Revd Barry Wright (Metropolitan Police Chaplain); 10 Feb., `Hang `em and flog `em', Revd David Little (Reading Prison Chaplain); 17 Feb., `Down to the sea', Bishop Bill Down (Chaplain to Seafarers); 24 Feb., `In at the sharp end', Revd Nick Fennemore (Hospital Chaplain); 3 March, `The cure of one soul', Revd Michael Brierely (Bishop's Chaplain); 10 March, `Fighting the good (and sometimes the not-so-good)', Fr Nick Gosnell CF (Army Chaplain); 17 March, `The nun's priest's tale', Revd Lister Tonge (Convent Chaplain).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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Lecture

MECO Monthly Lecture. Dr Azzam Tamimi, Director of the Institute of Islamic Political Thought in London, will lecture on and lead a discussion entitled `God- consciousness and social justice in Islam' on 30 Jan. at 3 p.m. in Summertown Church Hall (corner Banbury and Portland Roads, North Oxford). Free admission. All welcome. Refreshments served. For further information, please call 01865 766032/439805. Email: info@meco.org.uk.

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Open Morning

D'Overbroeck's College, Independent Sixth Form & Leckford Place (age 11–16). Join us for our Open Morning on Sat., 5 Feb., from 10 a.m.–12.30 p.m. for information on entry into the d'Overbroeck's Sixth Form and entry at age 11 or 13 into Leckford Place School— Oxford's new independent day school for girls and boys (part of d'Overbroeck's College). This is an informal event to give you an opportunity to meet our teaching staff and some of our current students. For further information about us, please contact the College Office on 01865 310000 or visit our website at www.doverbroecks.com.

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Fellowship Programmes

Cambridge Alliance Consulting is looking to establish a number of Fellowship Programmes to provide the opportunity for accomplished Ph.D. candidates and outstanding master degree candidates from leading universities worldwide to participate in and contribute to its research work in various industries on paid assignments. Application deadline: 15 Feb. For further details please visit www.cambridgealliance.co.uk/research or contact Joshua Lim (cylim@cambridgealliance.co.uk).

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Cafe Zouk

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

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Antiques Bought and Sold

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

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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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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

Franklins Solicitors. We have recently recruited an experienced employment lawyer from a well-known London practice. Contact Sarah Escritt for advice on all aspects of the employment relationship. Our family law team is led by Peter Devlin, who is a Deputy District Judge and member of the Solicitors Family Law Association. We also deal with wills, trust, probate, residential, and commercial conveyancing. Contact details: 15 Ock Street, Abingdon, OX14 5AN. Tel.: 01235 553222.

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).

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

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

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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.

Local Oxford lady available for housework/ironing. Total of eleven years experience: six years Summertown/Headington area, five years 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

Easter Revision Courses: GCSE, AS & A Level. D'Overbroeck's College is one of the leading and most established providers of Easter revision courses in the UK, with an outstanding track record of success. Expert exam-based teaching. Focused exam preparation and feedback. At GCSE: revise three subjects in a five-day course. At AS & A level: revise two subjects in a six-day course. Based in North Oxford. Limited places available. Contact us now to find out more. Tel.: 01865 310000. www.doverbroecks.com/easter.

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Situations Vacant

The Institute of Leadership for Law and Society is looking for an organised and self-motivated Administrator/Office Manager to join a small team in establishing a new Institute for Leadership in Law and Society. The post holder will provide assistance to the Director and Executive Director in the strategic establishment, growth and maintenance of the Institute and will oversee the financial, administrative and operational aspects of running the Institute and its programmes. S/he will have first-rate organisational and communication skills with the ability to use good judgment as well as a thorough knowledge of computer and accounting programmes. The appointment is for a 36.5-hour week, with a generous holiday allowance. Salary range: £20,000–£23,000 p.a., depending on experience. Some responsibility for Institute programmes on weekends or evenings may also be required. For further particulars and an application form, contact Dr D. Sandler, Centre for Socio-Legal Studies, Manor Road Building, Manor Road, Oxford. Email: deborah.sandler@csls.ox.ac.uk. Tel.: 01865 28423.

St Stephen's House, an Anglican Theological College and Hall of the University of Oxford, seeks to appoint a part-time Development Officer. The successful candidate will promote the House through effective publicity, coordinate new educational programmes, and facilitate fundraising. Salary: £18,144 p.a. pro rata. Closing date: Fri., 4 Feb. Interviews: Fri., 11 Feb. Job description and application form available from www.ssho.ox.ac.uk, or from the Bursar, St Stephen's House, 16 Marston Street, Oxford OX14 1JX. Tel.: 01865 432302. Email: bursar@ssho.ox.ac.uk.

The Faculty of Music is currently seeking an enthusiastic person to join the team as term-time Receptionist (part-time, 10 weeks for each of the 3 terms). You will supervise access to the Faculty, respond to enquiries, hire rooms and instruments, and assist the General Office. Some additional hours may also be available. You should ideally have efficient and accurate computer skills and an efficient telephone manner. An interest in music and the ability to interact well with a wide range of visitors would be an advantage. Salary: £13,953–£16,071 p.a. (pro rata). A letter of application and a detailed CV should be sent to Judith Philpott by no later than Thurs., 17 Feb. Interviews will be held on Wed., 9 Mar. Further particulars are available at http://www.music.ox.ac.uk/vacancies.html or from Judith Philpott, Faculty of Music, St Aldates, Oxford, OX1 1DB.

Nuffield College requires two lodge porters to work an average of 32 hours p.w. on a 3-week shift basis in a small, friendly, postgraduate college. The Lodge opening times are 7 a.m. to 10.45 p.m., Mon.–Sat., and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sun. Responsibilities include reception, mailroom and security duties. You will be confident, well presented and have sufficient customer services skills to be able to deal with enquiries (by telephone, e-mail and in person) from the general public, staff and students. Any necessary training will be provided. Salary: £5.57–£6.32 p.h. Benefits package includes free meals whilst on duty, generous holidays, car parking adjacent to the College, season ticket loan scheme, and contributory pension scheme. Closing date: 14 Feb. The College is an equal opportunities employer. For further particulars and an application form, please contact the Human Resources Department, Nuffield College, New Road, Oxford OX1 1NF (Tel: 01865 278699). Informal enquiries may be made to Neville Powell on 01865 278534.

Full-time Chaplain required for Sept., to lead the spiritual life of this thriving independent girls' school. Ordained in the Church of England and a qualified teacher able to teach RS part time throughout the school, you will be innovative and energetic and have a genuine understanding of the cares and concerns of young people. Applications by 7 Feb. Details and form from the Head, Headington School. Tel.: 01865 759100. Email: enquiries@headington.org.

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Houses to Let

North Oxford (Jericho). Available 27 March or sooner for 1 year or less: fully-furnished, recently redecorated house, secluded garden. 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. (incl. 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.

Jericho, Oxford. Charming terraced cottage in quiet residential street, nicely modernised, walking distance city centre, station. Two bedrooms, bath with decent shower, all appliances, patio garden. To let fully furnished, china, linen, etc. March, April only, all incl. except phone. £1,300 p.c.m. Ideal for visiting academic. Please contact j.browne@ucl.ac.uk.

Oxfordshire Cotswolds, Milton under Wychwood. Three-bed detached unfurnished bungalow. Available immediately for 6 months+. New kitchen, large lounge/dining room, family bathroom, cloakroom with w.c., washbasin. Fully double-glazed, wooden floors, full g.c.h., large garden, garage and off-road parking. For photos, maps, etc. please see www.cymath.com/Documents. £850 p.c.m. excl. council tax and utilities. Email: wshawmob@02.co.uk. Tel.: 01993 830581.

Blenheim Estates—two properties available: 1.) Manor Farmhouse, Cassington. Refurbished Victorian stone built farmhouse in the centre of this popular village. This imposing 5-bedroom house backs onto open farmland. Many period features and outbuildings to the rear. Available now. 2.) Park Cottage, Blenheim. Semi- detached cottage undergoing full refurbishment. Three bedrooms, sitting room, kitchen, bathroom, garden and garage. Available in Apr. For further information, visit our website on www.blenheimpalace.com or contact Dennis Murphy on 01993 810504 or dmurphy@blenheimpalace.com.

Farmhouse in Canada. Delightful 19th century Ontario farmhouse to let Sept. 05–June 06. Two bedrooms, kitchen, dining room, lounge, and attached annexe with bedroom, lounge and bathroom. The property, in 65 acres of beautiful country, is totally secluded, providing ideal accommodation for an academic with family to study or write. Civilisation is only 15 min. away by car. Monthly charge $1,800 (c.£800) negotiable. Tel.: 01993 810035. Email: cmm.editor@btconnect.com.

One-bedroom, fully-furnished cottage to let in Iffley village. Would suit visiting academic or mature student. One-minute walk to Iffley Lock and 10-minute cycle ride to City centre. £500 p.c.m. plus utilities. Please contact Tanya on 01865 401510 or email themos@nag.co.uk.

Central Oxford. Two-bedroom unfurnished house available for rent immediately in the heart of the city. £850 p.c.m. Min. 6-month let. Email: estates.secretary@jesus.ox.ac.uk. Tel.: 01865 (2)79713.

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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, large double bedroom, large single bedroom, large drawing room, kitchen, bathroom. Available now. Off- street parking, large secluded garden. Tel./fax: 01865 552400. Mobile: 07789092274.

Summertown. Independent basement studio flat with separate entrance, en suite and cooking facilities. Perfect central location in quiet street. Non-smoking, single person only. £450 p.c.m. (incl.). Available immediatley. Tel.: 01865 516446.

Central North Oxford. Spacious 2-bedroom ground floor apartment in Victorian house. Imposing entrance, large sitting room, newly fitted bathroom, kitchen. Redecorated throughout, original wood floors. Terrace and good-size shared garden. Two parking spaces in drive. Tel.: 07785 943949.

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Accommodation Offered

Comfortable rooms in convenient North Oxford. Only £60 p.w. per person or £95 p.w. for two. Tel. 01865 511657. Email: coulsonm@btconnect.com.

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. Email: eaton@norham23.freeserve.co.uk.

Comfortable ground floor room overlooking lovely North Oxford garden in unique spacious flat with own entrance, en suite shower. Use of further study space in garden cabin, kitchen area and laundry as required. Would suit graduate D.Phil., visiting or overseas academic or visiting business person on regular assignment. Long lease (6 months renewable) offered. Non smoker only. References please. Email: steph@peopleworld.freeserve.co.uk. Tel.: 01865 511276.

A home away from home. Pleasant accommodation provided for visiting academics and guests. Attractive, cheerful and quiet; just over a mile to the city centre. Full breakfast is provided. Close to charming river walks and delightful Iffley. One minute to bus stop. Street parking available. Short or longer-term bookings. £39 per night. Discounts given for full-week bookings. Tel.: 01865 770501. Email: colejustine@yahoo.co.uk. Tel.: 01865 770501.

Lodger required. Large family farmhouse, small village 6 miles south of Oxford. Spacious and private attic room with own basic cooking facilities and TV. Own transport essential. £250 p.m. Enquiries: 01865 890223 or 07712 107499.

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Self-catering Apartments

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

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Office Accommodation

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

Well appointed commercial units near Oxford. From 300 to 1,405 sq. ft. for rent at Long Hanborough Business Park, Oxfordshire. Good train connection from Oxford. Good car parking. Double glazing, air conditioning. Flexible letting periods. Please contact David or Talbot on 01865 201717 or email Oxhomes@aol.com.

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Accommodation Sought

Academic couple seeks rental or exchange, July and Aug. We need a 2-bedroom flat or house within walking distance of the University. Our home in Boston is a sunny, first-floor 2-bedroom apartment in Brookline, Mass., one block from Boston proper, with excellent access to all public transportation and major universities. Contact nicolerafter@yahoo.com.

Two or three-bedroom house or flat required for family of four (two adults, a toddler and a baby). Preferably in Oxford or nearby, for 2–3 months from mid-March, while our home is being renovated. Would be happy to rent or house-sit. Please contact Elizabeth or Colin. Tel.: 01865 847988 or email: xxa44@dial.pipex.co.uk.

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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.

Two properties: 1.) Umbria, Assisi National Park. Traditional store villa with oak beams fountain and terraced garden. Superb views, wild life, quiet own road, car essential. Two double bedrooms, kitchen/dining room, bathroom. 2.) Lombardia, Lake Como. Village house apartment closely overlooking the lake. Double bedroom, dining/sitting room, kitchenette, bathroom, loggia. Boat landing-stages nearby. 30 min. Como centre. £350 p.m./£650 p. fortnight for either let, plus returnable deposit. Tel.: 01865 768775.

Albi, Cordes, Gaillac triangle. Lovely private house with independent cottage, sleeps 12. Suits two families. Pool, tennis court. Twenty acres. Nearby wonderful village with restaurants, deli, boulangerie, etc. Games room, table tennis, snooker. Satellite TV, open fires, modern kitchen, all linen. Beautiful terrace, courtyard, orchard, gardens. Hoopoe, nightingales, nightjars. Woodland paths. Full domestic service available. Contact Judith on 01608 810299 (evening).

Tuscany. Holiday house and cottage to let. Superb scenic setting near mountains. Florence, Arezzo, Siena, and many more amazing places in easy reach. Ideal for walking, sightseeing, swimming, cycling, museums and galleries, enjoying wonderful Tuscan food and wine. Can accommodate from 2 to 15 people. Air conditioning, large garden with BBQ. Very reasonable prices. Details and photos at http://freespace.virgin.net/gp.ck (no `www'). Email: gp.ck@virgin.net. Tel.: 020 8699 8883.

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.

Tuscany. Small traditional farmhouse in Chianti, 15 min. from Siena, set in olive groves on hill side overlooking unspoilt valley; beautiful view of Siena's skyline. Sleeps up to 6; simply but decently equipped; car essential. Small pool and idyllic surroundings. http://utenti.lycos.it/fabiopetri for photos and rates. Email: petri@unisi.it.

Southwest France. Between Albi and the medieval bastide town of Cordes, lovely 100-year old stone farmhouse on edge of village in the Tarn's `Golden Triangle'. Six-acre grounds, 15 m. swimming pool, set amid sunflower fields and vineyards. Three bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2 living rooms, large well-equipped kitchen, separate wc/utility room. Sleeps eight. Fully serviced. Several airports within easy reach. Call 0033 563 561 885 or email barrymsimpson@hotmail.com for details.

Southern France: 27 miles from Perpignan Airport. Tastefully restored traditional village house with character in the heart of `Cathar Country'; 5 double bedrooms (3 en suite) plus family bathroom; 2 living rooms; large fully-equipped kitchen. Large roof terrace. Other airports: Carcassone, Montpellier, Barcelona. Local swimming, rivers and lakes, beaches within 30 miles, and hiking. Available from now. Call Tony Venables on 01491 825035, or 01865 557767 evening. E-mail: janevenab@aol.com.

Deepest SW France. Relax in one of our three privately owned luxuriously renovated farmhouses with large, secluded grounds in a stunning rural area. Generous facilities include en suite accommodation, own heated pool, satellite TV. Suitable for great holidays or sabbatical breaks for 6, 8 or 10. Contact Marion on 01865 554122 or email marion@hidden-sw- france.com. Further details on www.hidden-sw-france.com.

Paris apartment available for short or longer stays: delightful 1- bedroom, first-floor flat overlooking the Place du Marche St Catherine (Marais). Period building with large windows and high ceilings. Attractively furnished and well-equipped with TV, CD, hairdryer, etc. Linens and cleaning provided. Three nights minimum. £55 per night, £325 p.w. or £950 p.c.m. for members of the University. (Non- member rates: £65 per night, £395 p.w., and £1,050 p.c.m.). Contact Dr J.J. Chamberlain on 07957 588 448 or email: joe.chamberlain@ukgateway.net.

Cévennes: Ardèche/Gard/Lozère borders. Two spacious, recently refurbished apartments in stone Cevenol `mas', on the periphery of Mont Lozère National Park. Set at about 1,000 ft, in over 2 acres of mature gardens and trees, the house is on the edge of a very quiet hamlet, near a village with shops. Dramatic mountain scenery, with attractive river-swimming, though Uzes, Nîmes, Pont du Gard, Avignon, Arles, Montpellier, Southern Rhône vineyards, and Gorges du Tarn are all within easy reach. Easy access via TGV or cheap flights. The larger flat has a vine-covered terrace, adjoining modern kitchen, salon, 3 double bedrooms (sleeps 8+), bathroom and 2 shower-rooms. The second, smaller flat has a large living area, shower-room, a cool covered terrace, and two bedrooms (sleeps 4 or 5). Though entirely separate from the larger flat—and available separately—this may be of particular interest to two families who enjoy holidays together but appreciate privacy and independence. Non-smokers only. Full c.h. available for autumn and winter lets. Prices from £245 p.w. Please contact 01527 541360.

Carefully converted farmhouse in South West France (Tarn-et- Garonne) available for several periods May–Sept. Tranquil but accessible. Accommodates six plus baby. Swimming pool and attractive outside sitting areas. Modern facilities and excellent local support. Barbecue, wood burning stove and c.h. all available. Discounts negotiable for University members and longer lets. Details from and queries to harry.judge@bnc.ox.ac.uk.

Holiday house in Catalonia. Well appointed house in the unspoilt village of Regencós (65 miles north-east of Barcelona). The house has two self- contained flats, each comprising double bedroom, twin bedroom, kitchen, bathroom and lounge/diner. Attractive roof garden with beautiful views. Superb beaches within a radius of 6 miles. Spanish maid visits every Sunday. £400 p.w., £750 per fortnight, £1,400 per 4-week period. Tel.: 01993 810035. Email: cmm.editor@btconnect.com.

Geneva area, Département de l'Ain. Located between the Alps and Jura in the village of Ferney-Voltaire, this sunny ground-floor apartment in a Provence- style house is available for short stays. Featuring an open plan fully-equipped kitchen (crockery included), dining room and sitting room, separate en suite double bedroom (linen provided), and small office. Nearby Voltaire's Chateau, 10 min. from the Palais des Nations and downtown Geneva (regular bus service), and 5 min. from Geneva airport. Suit one or two academics. Parking, telephone, high-speed internet connection, and immediate proximity to world class food and wine, skiing, hiking and lakes. Available for short lets (up to 8 weeks) from 23 Apr. at €250 p.w., €1,000 p.m. Non-smokers preferred. For more details and photos, ring 01865 557 351 or email srusu@wanadoo.fr.

Tuscany, Maremma. Detached house surrounded by farmland. Sleeps 4–6. Fully-equipped kitchen, sitting room with fireplace leading to portico ideal for outside dining, c.h. Ten min. from shops and range of beaches. Rome, Pisa, Florence, Siena, each within 2 hours' drive. Etruscan and Roman sites. Easy access to Tuscan Archipelago. Tel.: 0117 3157104. Email: casamaremma@hotmail.com.

Tuscany, Italy. Charming 17th century farmhouse in unspoilt mountain village with magnificent views. Spacious accommodation, fully modernised with lovely garden and swimming pool. New Lucca; easy access to Pisa and Florence. Sleeps 8–10. Not available in Aug. Tel.: 0208 4464913. Email: stein@stein44.fsnet.co.uk.

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.

Cornwall, Trebetherick. Comfortable bungalow in lovely position overlooking Daymer Bay. Sleeps 8. Lets available in Apr., May, and June. Tel.: 01865 763161.

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Flat for Sale

Central Paris. Completely renovated two-bedroom, third floor apartment in sought-after area on the edge of 5e and 13 e quarters. Quiet, courtyard location. Open plan, well-equipped, modern kitchen/diner, double shower room, cellar. Original features include marble fireplaces and parquet flooring. Lovely area, excellent transport links, close to Jardin des Plantes and rue Mouffetard. Excellent investment and superb rental location. Monthly rental income €940. Furnishings included. €225,000. Tel: 01729 822986. Email: j.capstick@leeds.ac.uk. n



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