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Oxford University Gazette, 8 June 2006 : Advertisements


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Oxford University Newcomers' Club

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

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Poetry Reading

A taste of Eden. Bruce Smith and Graeme Fife will give a reading of poems by Seb Eden (1941–2001) on Thurs., 15 June, at 7 p.m. in the Music Room, Corpus Christi College. All are welcome.

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By the Cam and the Isis: 1954–2000

In this book Francis Warner looks back over the last half century in his two universities with gratitude. It takes the form of two poems, each describing a walk and the friends he meets and visits, or remembers: around Cambridge one night in winter, around Oxford one summer afternoon. This handsome new edition comes with over 120 pages of annotation and documentation by the poet and other Emeriti, incl. Henry Chadwick, R.W. Burchfield, Roger Highfield et al, and as a result has become one poet's portrait of his generation: of those who experienced the Second World War (some of them the First World War as well), and then devoted their lives to teaching the young in these twin cities. £25. Colin Smythe Ltd. Available from bookshops or contact sales@colinsmythe.co.uk.

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Society for Graduates

Meetings are held on Fridays at 8 p.m. in the Okinaga Room, Wadham College, Parks Road. Visitors are welcome. Graduates of any university and of all ages are eligible for membership. Members: £5 per term. Visitors: £1.50 per meeting. 9 June, Tony Augarde, 'Word play'; 16 June, AGM & Barbecue at 21 Woodcroft, Kennington, 6.30 p.m. For more information, contact Anita Segar, President, on 01865 730574.

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Oxford Muslim Music Festival

MECO hosts the second annual Oxford Muslim Music Festival, which takes place on Sat., 10 June, 4 p.m.–11 p.m., at the Oxford Town Hall. Muslim artists and musicians from around the Islamic world (Algeria, Gambia, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Malaysia, Morocco, Pakistan, Palestine, Syria, Turkey, United Kingdom and Yemen) will perform distinctive religious tunes, sacred music, liturgical songs and devotional chants. Muslim stalls will provide dinner at this fabulous festival of Muslim music and food. Admission: £10, £15, £20. Reserve and purchase tickets at: info@meco.org.uk or call 01865 766032 or 07876 352867.

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Open Morning

Leckford Place School. Independent co- educational day school. Entry at 11+ and 13+. Join us for our Open Morning on Sat., 10 June from 10 a.m.–1 p.m. at Leckford Place School, Leckford Road (off the Woodstock Road). An informal event which gives students and parents an opportunity to look around the school and meet our teaching staff. Tel.: 01865 302620 or visit www.leckfordplace.com for further information. All welcome.

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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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Services Offered

Elsfield Editorial. Professional editing, proof- reading, writing, design and critique services for your web page, business, or academic and creative works. More than 25 years' experience as an author, broadsheet journalist and page designer for the FT, the Observer, and 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 358737 or 07971 683377.

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.

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).

Personal Training Services. Judith Elkan has extensive experience in giving careers guidance to clients of all ages and situations. Combining psychometric testing with counselling skills, she specialises in helping people at times of critical decisions about education and careers. In her guidance sessions she is concerned to help the client to discover their own personal needs and aptitudes as a necessary background to career choices. Tel.: 01865 552888 or email info@judithelkan.co.uk. Website: www.judithelkan.co.uk.

Need plans and building permissions? Thinking of an extension, loft conversion or house alteration and renovation? Then ring 01291 690846 or 0788 3080754 or write to Dr C. Powell, Harris Manchester College, Oxford, OX1 3TD.

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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.

Great nanny! We're leaving Oxford in July. Our Oxford nanny, Natalie, will remain here and is looking for a new position. She has done a fantastic job of looking after our three boys (aged 1.5, 3 and 5 years) and we are keen to see that she is well placed with another family. Please contact her on 07821 577477 or us on 01865 742116.

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Tuition Offered

Traditional English watercolours with Rebecca Hind. Painting country churches (S. Oxon) series: 20 and 21 May, Cuddesdon Church, 17 and 18 June, Berrick Salome. £75 per weekend. Details of these weekend courses, summer schools, and weekly classes at www.rebeccahind.com or 01865 340633.

Learn to drive really well with an Advanced Driving Instructor who has been teaching in Oxford for 12 years with a high pass rate. Free one hour when you book your first two-hour lesson. Intensive courses, motorway and refresher lessons all tailored to suit your needs. Call Paul on 07786 176122. www.instructortraining.org.uk.

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Situations Vacant

St Anne's College, Oxford. Applications are invited for the position of Communications and Events Co-ordinator in the Development Office, which is responsible for fundraising and alumni/ae relations. The successful candidate will be organised, creative and friendly, with proven IT and administrative skills, and the ability to work independently to meet deadlines. Efficiency and enthusiasm are the most important qualities for this job. The position is offered on a full-time basis (36.25 hours p.w.), with the possibility of flexible working. Benefits include: a staff pension scheme; generous holiday allowance; and free lunches when on duty and dining hall is open. The salary will be a point on the Clerical Grade 3 scale (currently: £14,372–£17,977). Closing date: 23 June. Further details and the application form are available from: www.st-annes.ox.ac.uk. A completed form, together with a C.V. and the contact details of two referees should be sent to Zoe Sparrowhawk, Human Resources Officer, St Anne's College, Oxford, OX2 6HS. Tel.: 01865 284685 or email: zoe.sparrowhawk@st-annes.ox.ac.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 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.

Comfortable family house in Lonsdale Road, North Oxford. Close to Summertown shops and easy bus access to the University. Fully furnished with a quiet garden. Excellent local schools. Consists of three bedrooms, study, large living room, kitchen and bathroom. G.c.h. Ideal for a visiting academic. Available from July/Aug. for 12 months. £1,100 p.m. (excl. of local council tax). Contact Dr Max Peberdy at maxpeberdy@aol.com.

Central Oxford 2-bedroom modern terrace house with garden in quiet cul-de-sac behind Saïd Business School. Close to bus and train stations. Within easy walk of university departments. Furnished and fully fitted to high standard. G.c.h., washer-dryer, TV/video/radio. Double and single bedroom-cum-study. Ample storage space. Secluded garden with lawn and barbecue. Own parking. Available 5 July. Minimum: 6 months. £975 p.c.m. Contact Mr I. Macdonald on 01865 421234. Email: macdonaldreynell@ntlworld.com.

Recently renovated house, 2 available double bedrooms (one en suite), bath, utility, living and dining rooms, large sunny room with breakfast area overlooking patio and small garden. All appliances incl. dishwasher. Quiet neighbourhood close to local shops with easy bus access to centre. Professional couple preferred. No smoking. Available mid-Aug.–mid-Dec. £750 p.c.m. plus utilities. Email: j.cardy1@physics.ox.ac.uk.

North Oxford . A choice of recently-built houses, fully furnished and equipped. 1.) Two bedrooms plus study, from Sept. at £995 p.c.m. 2.) Four bedrooms from Aug. at £1295 p.c.m. All with garden, parking, en suite, family bathroom, cloakroom, lounge, dining. Tel.: 01865 516144 or email a.fiorentino@ntlworld.com.

Central Oxford. Victorian house, 3 double bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, sitting room, dining room, modern kitchen. Recently renovated, tastefully furnished, new appliances, g.c.h., smoke detectors, security system, garden. Bright and airy. Off Botley Road, 5 min. walk to city centre, colleges, station. Close to scenic riverside walks. Friendly neighbourhood. Close to good schools. £1,250 p.c.m. Available from Aug./Sept. Contact: 020 8892 6263 or email ahuvia.kahane@rhul.ac.uk.

Available 1 Oct., Jericho. Walk to colleges/train/coach stations, parks, best schools. Secluded garden, beautifully redecorated, fully-furnished house. C.h., 1½ bathrooms, washing machine, dryer, dishwasher, fridge/freezer, telephone, linen, dishes. Two bedrooms: £1,325 p.m. or three bedrooms: (2 ½ bathrooms) £1,600 p.m. Contact J. Mackrell on. 01865 775567 or john.mackrell@gmail.com, or contact A. Gaston on Canada (613) 745 1368 or gaston@cyberus.ca.

Fully-furnished house to let off Botley Road from beginning of Sept. Two double bedrooms, nice garden. Please contact julia.prest@yale.edu.

Central Oxford. Four-bedroom town house in quiet close, five min. walk from Carfax. L-shaped lounge/dining room; study; bathroom; separate shower room; en suite shower room to main bedroom; utility room with Miele appliances; excellent fitted kitchen. Single garage; minute enclosed front garden. Pleasant outlook from rear windows over park to river. Furnished. References essential; deposit required. £1,400 p.c.m. Tel.: 01865 735343 or email lynette.bradley@admin.ox.ac.uk.

Two properties: 1.) Charming, recently refurbished 2-bedroom farm cottage, with garden, garage and sheds available to rent immediately. Unfurnished. Bampton. £700 p.c.m. 2.) Three- bedroom unfurnished family home in Headington available to rent immediately. Close to shops and buses, off-street parking, good-sized garden. Backs onto Bury Knowle Park. £875 p.c.m. Contact Kerry Le- Galloudec on 01865 279713 or email estates.secretary@jesus.ox.ac.uk.

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Flats to Let

Central North Oxford: 10 minutes' walk from city centre, all main university buildings and parks, also very close to the river: available now for short/long let in extremely quiet, civilised, large Victorian house in this exclusive, leafy, residential Victorian suburb with large, light airy rooms: two lovely ground floor flats, fully furnished, each with large double bedroom, large single bedroom, large drawing room, kitchen, bathroom. Available now. Off-street parking, large secluded garden. Tel./fax: 01865 552400. Mobile: 07789092274.

Central North Oxford. Close to University Parks and river, 10 min. walk from University Science Area and 15 min. from Bodleian Library (buses pass the end of the road). Self-contained fully- furnished garden flat in quiet, leafy street; large living room; double bedroom; fully-equipped kitchen, bathroom with bath and shower, walk-in closet, c.h. Non-smokers only. Available from Sept. £945 p.c.m. Contact mdy@bioch.ox.ac.uk or 01865 512138.

Cowley, Boswell Road. Extremely nice ground-floor flat with large garden. Two bedrooms and all modern comforts. Very quiet. 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.

Cambridge. Luxury city centre flat available 11 Sept. to 22 Dec. Three-floor flat, newly renovated to highest standards, includes two bedrooms (one large, the other very large, incl. en suite bathroom and office area), second bathroom, kitchen with dining area, library, and balcony. Flat is on private street with security entrance. Many extras, incl. wireless broadband, parallel American electricity system, etc. £1,200 p.c.m. Email: rs236@cam.ac.uk.

North and central North Oxford. Furnished apartments. 1.) Split-level studios in central North Oxford from Sept. at £695 p.c.m. 2.) Two bedrooms in central North Oxford from Aug./Sept. at £925 p.c.m. 3.) Two bedrooms in North Oxford from Sept. £795 p.c.m. Parking, close to hospitals and university departments. Tel.: 01865 516144 or email a.fiorentino@ntlworld.com.

A one-bedroom fully-furnished first-floor flat situated in Headington, with allocated parking. One very large bedroom with en suite, living room/dining area and fully-equipped kitchen. It has good transport links situated near Oxford centre and the ring road. £600 p.m., excl. council tax and utilities. One month's rent as deposit. Available from 19 June. Contact tom_hannon@admworld.com.

Stunning, fully-furnished 2-bedroom apartment located in the newly developed area around Oxford Castle. The apartment is designed in a light contemporary open plan living style. Two bathrooms. Available Oct. £1,400 p.c.m. Call College and County on 01865 722277 or info@collegeandcounty.biz.

Luxurious riverside apartment, Burcot, 7 miles South East from Oxford centre. Ground floor, south-facing private terrace. Fully furnished. Master bedroom (en suite); study; bathroom; kitchen/dining room; drawing room overlooking gardens and river. Tennis court. Secure and quiet. Car parking. We seek discerning n-s visiting academic to enjoy and care for our home. Available 1 Oct. for 6 months. £1,700 p.c.m., incl. council tax, utilities; excl. tel. Please contact lesleybuckeridge@hotmail.com or call 0792 171 7644.

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Vacation Lets

Well-restored 18th-century house in conservation centre of pretty village, 6 miles from Oxford. Four bedrooms, 3 sitting rooms, kitchen, dining room, large study, all mod. cons., garden, cleaner. Village has all services; good range of shops. Excellent 24-hour bus service to Oxford centre (20 min. journey). Perfect for visiting academic family. Available 16 July'24 Aug. £400 p.w. Email: jmacclancy@brookes.ac.uk. Tel.: 01865 483951 (work) or 01865 880142 (home).

Pretty cottage-style house available from end July to 29 Aug. latest. Suitable for a couple or two single people. House within easy walking distance of the University and city centre, bus and train stations. Non-smoking. No animals. Rent for four weeks: £1,000 (all bills inclusive). Only incoming telephone calls. Reference required. Tel.:/Fax 01865 516142.

North Oxford . For rent: 3 July–9 Aug. Very modern 4-bedroom house, just off Woodstock Road, close to Summertown. Large open plan living area, 3 bathrooms, private garden with small heated pool, off-street parking. £450 p.w. including utilities. Contact oliver.braddick@psy.ox.ac.uk or 01865 512025.

Sunny and very beautiful 5-bedroom Victorian house with large walled garden overlooking the river at Iffley Lock. Fifteen-minute cycle ride along tow path to city centre, or 25-minute walk. Available from 8 July–6 Aug. Rent negotiable, depending on length of stay, number of people, etc. All mod. cons. including dishwasher, washing machine, tumble dryer, TVs, computers with broadband, etc. For pictures and more information please contact Tanya on 01865 401510 or email tanya_tsikas@onetel.com.

North Oxford . Attractive semi-detached house in Summertown, close to shops and amenities. Two bedrooms, 2 sitting- rooms, light studio/study, well-equipped kitchen with dining area and utility room. Pretty garden at the back. Available from 5 Aug. until 10 Sept. Suitable for professional couple. £325 p.w. Email maicundall@waitrose.com or call 01865 556652.

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Accommodation Offered

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.

East Oxford. Academic visitors welcome for short or long stays in friendly home of female academic. Walking distance from the centre through the University parks. A small furnished room (£250 p.m.) and a large room (£350 p.m.). Both rooms equipped with colour TV, desk, bed, book shelves. Three of us share a kitchen, washing machine and garden. Ample parking space in front of the house. Email: miriamoxford@yahoo.com.

Lovely, immaculate house to let in Jericho—holiday or short lets. Two bedrooms, new oak kitchen, marble bathroom, stylish interior. Includes all linen, towels, kitchen accessories (dishwasher, washing machine, fridge, freezer, microwave, crockery etc.) South-facing garden with view of St Barnabus church. 5 min. from Port Meadow and 10 min. from the city centre. Two min. from Jericho amenities. Ring Amie 07786375881 or look at the website for availability. www.jerichohome.co.uk.

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

Monday to Friday: Visit our on-line market place linking those looking for somewhere to stay during the working week with those who have a spare bedroom they wish to let. Try our free room search and we will help you become a 'Monday to Fridayer'. www.mondaytofriday.com.

Flat share in Central-North Oxford. Non- smoker. Large, sunny bedroom in quiet, spacious flat. Ample storage, off- street parking, washer-dryer, broadband, television, DVD-player. Two toilets. Suitable for visiting academic, professional, graduate student. £385 p.m. plus contribution to utilities. Tel.: 01865 511555.

South East Oxford. Good-sized room in spacious ground-floor flat, river walks nearby. Furnished and use of excellent kitchen and garden, share with just one other. Off-road parking. Suitable for visiting academic or quiet student. Available mid-June for 2 to 3 months, exact dates flexible. £300 p.c.m. inclusive, wifi optional extra. Contact Dave on 01865 748925 or email davecolina@yahoo.co.uk.

Room to rent in Jericho flat. Looking for a mature graduate student, young academic, professional, etc. to share spacious renovated 2-bedroom flat, from 1 Aug. to Dec. 2006 or June 2007. (Top two floors of converted house.) Looking for quiet, clean non-smoker, preferably female. £520 p.m. excl. bills. Good facilities, wireless internet, washer/dryer. Overlooks garden. Street parking; nice neighbourhood; central location. Email jerichoapartment@hotmail.com or call 01865 514615 (3–8 p.m.).

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Office Accommodation available

Office accommodation in Oxford: North Oxford, 5 min. from St Giles'. Detached garden bungalow with private access, 4 rooms and amenities. Alternatives: a suite of 3 rooms, another of 2 rooms. Facilities complete—BT, NTL, fax outlets, broadband, car-parking. Quiet location. Tel.: 01865 511111.

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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.

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.

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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.

Monday to Friday: Matching homeowners with lodgers looking for somewhere to stay for the working week. If you've got a spare room you wish to let out just on weekdays and would like to earn some extra tax free cash (retaining your privacy at the weekends) use MondaytoFriday to help you find a lodger. Visit the site now and register for as little as £25.00 for 3 months. www.mondaytofriday.com.

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Holiday Lets

Two pretty, isolated, old-fashioned Sussex cottages for rent by week or weekend. Open fires, polished floors, large studies, lots of books, unfitted kitchens. No TV, no telephone. Set in own organic farm with woods, valleys, river, and views of South Downs. University, OUP and College members only. Prices from £125. Email: haroldcarter@mac.com.

N.W. France. Self-catering holiday cottage. A newly converted barn in peaceful country surroundings, close to the beautiful town of Morlaix and 20 min. drive from north coast beaches. Bright, airy sitting room with corner kitchen. Double bedroom, twin beds and en suite shower room. Village shops at Plougonven, 2km; 45 minutes drive south from Roscoff. £250 p.w. Contact Yvonne Morgan on 0033 (0)298 787059. Email: vonanddavid@club-internet.fr.

Pembrokeshire Coast National Park. Secluded cottage near Fishguard, short walk to coast, 10 min. drive to beach, shops, pub. Ideal for walkers, birdwatchers, couple, or small family seeking peace and quiet. Safe for children, dogs welcome. Private garden, many books, stove for chilly evenings or barbecue for warm ones. Sleeps 3+ with space for tent and optional caravan annexe. July/Aug. vacancies available. £260 p.w. Tel.: 01348 872080. Email: nchroustchoff@hotmail.com.

Spain. Jardines del Tenis is a new development of 29 houses with a communal pool situated at the entrance to the beautiful grounds of the Lew Hoad Tennis Club. It lies between the Spanish resort of Fuengirola and the pretty mountainside village of Mijas Pueblo, 20 min. from Malaga Airport. The semi-detached 3-bedroom house is fully equipped and spacious (120 sqm). Garden and roof terrace. Rental availability throughout the year. See www.jardinesdeltenis.co.uk/ for more details or call 07789 864130 or email jardinesdeltenis@hotmail.com.

For late bookings: now available for flexible letting periods and starting dates (e.g. mid-week), with generous discounts for Oxford contacts. Carefully restored farmhouse in tranquil south- west France, suitable for 2–6+. Fully equipped, 10 metre pool, log burning stove and g.c.h., constant hot water, excellent local support. Not available 29 July–26 Aug. Initial enquiries please to harry.judge@bnc.ox.ac.uk.

Paris. Charming roof-top studio, 25 sqm, Rue des Francs-Bourgeois in historic Marais area. Double bed, all amenities. A few minutes' away from National Archives and Picasso Museum. Perfect for touristic or research visit. Available as nightly, weekly, or monthly lets from mid-June. €50 per night; €250 p.w. or €800 p.m. all inclusive. Contact Marie-France Azéma on mfazema@noos.fr.

Malta. Large and well-furnished holiday apartment. Part of hotel complex (Ramla Bay Hotel, Marfa) with water sports, pools, restaurant and bar facilities included. Two double bedrooms, three bathrooms. Sleeps eight. On water's edge with 2 balconies giving direct views of Mediterranean, Comino and Gozo. Available 11 to 25 Aug. All inclusive: £400 p.w. or £750 p. fortnight. Tel.: 01865 552929. Email: mike.sauvage@wadh.ox.ac.uk.

Cornwall. Comfortable chalet in beautiful Whitsand Bay. Two bedrooms, sleeps 4. Whitsand Bay has 3 miles of beautiful fine sandy beaches reached by cliff paths, with seasonal RNLI beach rescue. Perfect for relaxing, surfing, fishing, diving, and exploring historic Plymouth and Cornwall. Prices from £150 (low season) to £280 (high season). Bed linen included; electricity by coin meter. Enclosed garden and easy parking. Contact Paula on 01822 840030.

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House for Sale

Littlemore. Lovely 3-bedroom Victorian terraced house with lots of original features including fireplaces and stripped floorboards. Three double bedrooms, bathroom, fitted kitchen with Aga, living/dining room with wood-burning stove, and outhouse. Garden to front with 100 ft secluded garden to rear laid to lawn with well-established trees and flower beds, summerhouse with patio, plus a self- contained workshop/studio. £265,000. Call 01865 717156 or 07713 579117.

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