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Oxford University Gazette, 13 October 2005: Advertisements


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The University of Oxford and Oxford University Press accept no responsibility for the content of any advertisement published in the Gazette. Readers should note that the inclusion of any advertisement in no way implies approval or recommendation of either the terms of any offer contained in it or of the advertiser by the University of Oxford or Oxford University Press.

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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:

On Sun., 16 Oct., a Welcome Tea Party will be held in the clubrooms from 3.30 p.m.–5 p.m. Newcomers, husbands, partners, and children are welcome. Please book with the booking secretaries.

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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 are eligible for membership. Members: £5 per term. Visitors: £1.50 per meeting. 28 Oct., Dr Allan Chapman, Science Historian, 'Why did Lord Nelson fight the Battle of Trafalgar?'; 4 Nov., Dr Allan Chapman, 'Gunpowder treason and plot: Guy Fawkes and Elizabethan Terrorism'; 11 Nov., Rosemary Tucker, 'From paradise to devastation: rebuilding Sri Lanka after the tsunami'; 18 Nov., Adam Symons, Environment & Economy; 'Waste in Siberia and the legacy of communism and capitalism'; 25 Nov., Dr Martin Speight, Dept. of Zoology, 'The health of corals—do reefs have a future?'; 2 Dec., Philip Powell, former curator in Geology, University Museum, 'The building stones of Oxford—history and geology'; 9 Dec., Dr Phillip Endicott, Dept. of Zoology, 'The (human) Hobbit—the story so far'; 16 Dec.: Christmas Dinner. For more information, contact Anita Segar, President, on 01865 730574.

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Varsity Rugby Match

The Oxford University Society invites you to Twickenham to attend our annual gathering at the Varsity Rugby Match on 6 Dec. Join us for a picnic and drinks before the match, then watch in comfort from a well-positioned block of seats reserved by OUS for alumni and friends. Tickets cost £40 each. For further information, please see our website or phone Cathy Tennent on 01865 288087.

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Schola Cantorum: 'Traditions and Innovations'. Sat., 22 Oct., 8 p.m., St Mary the Virgin Church. Following their recent sell-out performance of Bach's Mass in B Minor, Schola Cantorum return from their triumphant tour of Argentina to present an inspiring evening of choral music, featuring at its climax Thomas Tallis' magnificent motet for forty voices Spem in Alium. Tickets: £15/£5 (concessions). Email: info@schola-

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Greek Play

Every three years the students of Oxford University, supported by the Classics Faculty, produce a Greek tragedy in ancient Greek (with English subtitles). This year—the 125th anniversary of the Greek Play—we will be performing Euripides' Orestes at the Oxford Playhouse from Wed., 12–Sat., 15 Oct. Tickets cost £9/£12 (£7 students). Box Office: 01865 305305. The play will be accompanied by a full programme of lectures, held in the Headley Lecture Theatre at the Ashmolean Museum, and in the Oxford Playhouse. Website:

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Fri., 21 Oct. at 7.30 p.m., Eynsham Village Hall: Prof. Richard Jenkyns will give a talk on Jane Austen on behalf of the Friends of Eynsham Library. Tickets at £7 available from Evenlode DIY, Eynsham Library, or call 01865 881436 or 01865 882763.

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St Giles' Thursday Lunchtime Talks

Oxford Connections: 13 Oct., 'Children's literature and the sense of place', Nicola Watson; 20 Oct., 'Morse and me', Colin Dexter; 27 Oct., 'Writing a real-life story: Frankie and Stankie, a departure from type', Barbara Trapido; 3 Nov., 'The secret history of outdoor Shakespeare', Michael Dobson; 10 Nov., 'Imaginary gardens with real toads', Ann Pilling; 17 Nov., 'Shared lives', Lyndall Gordon; 24 Nov., tba, Iain Pears; 1 Dec., 'From power to prison to peace', Jonathan Aitken. 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.

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Woodstock Celebrates Books!

Fri., 14 Oct., 6 p.m. in the Community Centre, New Road, Woodstock. As part of the 'Woodstock Celebrates Books!'-series, Mark Cocker will be talking about Birds Britannica, an all-encompassing work of natural history — species by species it provides an exhaustive survey of birds in these islands. Other participating authors in this series of events include Stephen Haddesley, Matthew Parris, Clive Aslet, Walter Gratzer, A.C. Grayling, Martin Kemp, Fay Weldon, Roy Strong, John Julius Norwich, and Amanda Mackenzie Stewart. Tickets £7/5.50 on the door or at the Box Office on 01993 813632.

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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: .

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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. Website:

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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 TheEconomist.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 or 07971 683377.

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:, also at: 94 London Rd., Oxford. Tel.: 01865 741729, fax: 01865 742431. Email:

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

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

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

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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

Piano lessons. Experienced teacher; adults and children; all grades. Beginners welcome. Contact Miss P. Read, BA (Hons) L.R.A.M. (Near Kidlington, Oxford). Tel.: 01865 331147.

The way you use yourself affects how you function—yet it is something you probably never think about. Poor use is often reflected in poor posture, back pain and stress. Through Alexander Technique lessons you can achieve an overall improvement in use. For lessons in central Oxford or Headington, contact Stephen Cooper on 01865 765511 or, or pick up a leaflet from 28 Beaumont Street. Student rates.

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Situations Vacant

Secretary/Personal Assistant needed in North Oxford for few, flexible hours. Work involves supporting various aspects of work and home life of two people with busy and varied careers, including organisational and logistical management, file management, diary planning etc. Good MS Word and audio skills needed. Substantial experience at senior level and first class references essential. Please contact 07968 947178 to discuss, or with brief CV.

Executive Assistant, Oxford. The Foundation for Law, Justice and Society is seeking someone with a recent doctorate or other postgraduate degree and a keen interest in the role of law in relation to contemporary issues of a national, regional or global kind to help create and organise its programmes of study and workshops. The Foundation for Law, Justice and Society is an independent institution affiliated to the University of Oxford's Centre for Socio-Legal Studies and Wolfson College. It is dedicated to bridging the gap between academic research and practical issues. Up to £30K p.a. pro rata; 2.5 days p.w. Closing date: Fri., 4 Nov. For further information please email

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Houses to Let

North Oxford : choice of 2 attractive fully-furnished newly built houses close to Summertown shops, with easy access to hospitals and university departments and all local shopping, sport, and local amenities. Both 2-bedroom plus 1 study master with en suite, family bathroom, cloakroom, lounge, kitchen dining, garden, and private parking. Best suited to non-smokers, mature professionals, visiting academics, couples and small families with no pets and requiring high-standard accommodation. Available from Oct. Rents from £950 p.c.m. exc. utilities and council tax. Tel.: 01865 516144. Email:

Jericho, Oxford. Charming terraced cottage in quiet residential street, nicely modernised, walking distance to shops, station, city centre. Two bedrooms, bath with shower, open-plan downstairs, patio doors to tiny garden, TV, all appliances, g.c.h. To let completely furnished, china, linen, etc. Car and bike, too, if needed. Ideal for sabbatical. All inclusive (except phone), £1,300 p.m. Available from 1 Nov. Details:

Iffley Fields. Home available whilst owners overseas. Recently renovated 4-bedroom house in desirable area. Close to city (10 min. by bike/bus), shops, and river. Quiet, friendly location overlooking convent grounds. New contemporary kitchen, bathroom and utility. Wooden floors. Large open-plan kitchen/diner/reception room. Separate lounge. Garden office with power/heating/broadband. Available 1 Jan.–mid-Aug. £1,400 p.c.m. plus bills. Email:

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: 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:

Hayfield Road. Exceptional position: quiet no-through road. Unspoilt Victorian terrace house: walk to city centre. Newly decorated. Charming furnished accommodation, oak floors, original fireplaces. Delightful garden: rose, clematis. Two connected living rooms, two bedrooms, loft conversion (third bedroom/study). Kitchen with dining area: washer/dryer, dishwasher. Bath/shower. Street parking. Near shop, canal, Port Meadow. £1,300 p.c.m. Private let, initially one year. N-s only. Email: Tel.: 01865 438883.

Charming period cottage in Westcott Barton, 14 miles north-west of Oxford, in a quiet corner of the village. Attractively furnished and well equipped. Two bedrooms (1 double bedroom, one spare bedroom/dressing room/study). Beams, inglenook fireplace, wood-burning stove, g.c.h., country antiques, washer/drier, fridge/freezer, bath/shower, small walled south-facing garden. Wonderful place to write. Available Jan. Email: .

Superb, modern, architect-designed house in residential North Oxford. Easy access to city centre (several bus routes, or walk along road or canal). Quiet location. Very much has feeling of being out in the country. Large kitchen/dining room. Large living room upstairs, taking advantage of view over large green open space. Modern furniture. Fully equipped. C.h. Available from Jan. N-s preferred. Tel.: 01865 511825 (evenings, Sundays). Email: Quiet terraced house, furnished, available Oct. Situated in West Oxford near meadows and river. Two double bedrooms; large kitchen with washing machine, gas cooker, fridge and freezer; dining room, lounge and sitting room; 40 ft garden and patio; gas c.h.; bathroom with power shower. Very convenient for train station. Fifteen minutes walk from town centre. £925 p.m. excl. Tel.: 0776 581 3382.

North Oxford . Three-bedroom house available from beginning of Nov. Attractively furnished, in quiet street, suitable for professional family. Equipped with SKY satellite TV, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, microwave and broadband. Garage with parking space. Close to schools, cycle distance to University science area, colleges, and city centre. Excellent bus service. Very close to a beautiful public park with children's play areas, sports ground, and a swan lake. £850 p.c.m. Email: Tel.: 07733 137565 or 01892 860223 (evening).

Jericho Waterside. Modern, furnished 2-bedroom, 2- bathroom house. G.c.h. Garden; car parking. Open views to rear over meadows, within walking distance to city centre. Available now. £975 p.m. Contact Brooks Property Management on 01865 728597 or email

Old Headington. Well-presented 3-bedroom family home in this desirable location of Oxford. Available now. £950 p.c.m. Please call us at Scott Fraser on 01865 761111 for further information.

Family house to let from Jan. to June or July 2006, while we are on sabbatical. Fully furnished. First floor: 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom. Ground floor: living room, kitchen, dining room, conservatory, washroom, laundry closet. Garden with large lawn. Location: Southdale Road in North Oxford (2 miles from city centre). £1,100 p.c.m. (plus utilities/tax). Email: Tel.: 01865 515 240.

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Flats to Let

North and central North Oxford: 1-bedroom 3-level studio and 2-bedroom furnished apartments available from Oct., all conveniently situated for all hospital and university departments; best suited to non-smokers, mature professionals, and visiting academics with no pets. Rents: NO 2-bed (1 double 1 single) £795 p.c.m; CNO 1-bed (3-level studio) £695; 2-bedroom (spacious, 1 double, 1 single) £895 p.c.m.—all exc. utilities and council tax. Tel.: 01865 516144. Email:

North Oxford . Fully-furnished 2-bedroom flat in quiet road off Woodstock Road; south-facing ground floor flat with garage and shared secluded garden. Suitable for professional n-s couple. No pets. Available 1 Oct. £800 p.c.m. Tel.: 01865 513688. Email:

Summertown flat. Large furnished bed-sitter, kitchenette, bathroom, in self-contained area on second floor of family house. C.h., telephone. Rent includes all bills, except telephone and hot-water heater. Reduced rent for one quiet, n-s long-term tenant (over one year). Yearly contract and references required. Suitable for one person only. Write to Dr S. L. Altmann, Brasenose College, Oxford, OX1 4AJ, or email

City centre, Faulkner Street. Luxury two-bedroom top- floor apartment with parking. View of spires. Very sunny, in a quiet cul-de- sac. Newly refurbished including wooden floors, Persian rugs, stylish contemporary oak and antique furniture; home movie system, broadband. Kitchen fitted with highest standard appliances. Price includes linen, weekly cleaner and bills except phone. £1,380 p.c.m. Available 1 month to 1 year. Tel: 07816 675460. Email:

Jericho. Three-bedroom terraced 1970s house with small garden. Unfurnished but with kitchen appliances. Suitable for professional couple or family. Available now. £1,100 p.c.m. Tel.: 01865 559469.

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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: or visit our website at

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

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: Website:

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 770501. Email:

Keep your independence with support at Brian Lewis House, Oxford. En suite rooms for nine elderly residents, lovely garden, situated near the city centre, with good bus connections. The House has a resident House Manager and friendly, supportive staff. Four-day or longer respite care breaks sometimes available. For details contact the Administrator on 01865 790439 or

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: uk.

Large room (suitably furnished) in family house, in beautiful leafy Wolvercote, available for short- to medium-term let. £65 p.w. Contact Michael or Sheila Buck on 01865 515777.

Room available in very nice house in Sunningwell Village. Would suit professional n-s person. Available now. £400 p.c.m. Tel.: 01865 735041.

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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: Email:

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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: Alternatively, we would invite you to visit our Website at: 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.

Accommodation required for Nov. for mature female student (27), in or near central Oxford. Would also consider sharing. Email: or call 01865 847640.

House-sit wanted in Oxford. Single, professional n-s seeks house/flat to sit for three months or more. Tidy, quiet, and considerate; loves plants and pets. Returning VSO Volunteer, starting work for Christian Aid in Oxford on 6 Nov. Can pay 'house-sitter' rent of up to £350 p.m. towards bills etc. Contact Harriet Griffin at or (after 4 Nov.) on 01993 772949.

Academic family is looking for school exchange for their 15-year old daughter, who would like to visit an English family for a period of 2–4 weeks around Easter 2006. A later visit of the host family's child to Germany could be welcome in summer 2006 or during 2007. Louisa speaks English; her hobbies are playing the violin, sports, reading, and riding. Contact: Prof. C.E. Angermann, Würzburg University. Email: Angermann_c@klinik.u Tel.: 0049 931 20170460.

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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 Email: Fax: +30 24240 23057.

Paris pied-à-terre. Charming 1-room apartment (20 sqm) on 2nd floor in sought-after pedestrian Montorgueil area, central Paris, near Les Halles. Mattress (double) on mezzanine, plus sofa bed below. New shower room/wc. Separate fully-equipped kitchen. Telephone. Hi fi. Linen provided. Abundant food shops, supermarkets, launderette, cafés, and restaurants round the corner. Three min. to metro, thence direct line to Gare du Nord and Bibliothèque Nationale. Sorbonne, Louvre, Opera in easy walking distance. From mid-Oct. (min. 1 month, max. 9 months). Up to 2 months: €1,000 p.m., longer than 2 months: €800 p.m. Deposit required (1 month's rent). Email: Tel.: 01865 512747.

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

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Houses for Sale

17th-century 5-bedroom house now available in Brill, a friendly Buckinghamshire village just 10 miles east of Oxford. Two receptions (each with inglenook fireplace), large kitchen/breakfast room, study, playroom and spacious garden. Brill boasts an excellent primary school, 2 pubs, and a host of other amenities, and is very convenient for Oxford and London. OIRO £550,000. Please ring 01844 237343.

Relocating to Manchester, but cannot sell your house in Oxford? Would you like to exchange with our 3-bedroom extended semi in N.W. Manchester? Quiet location near excellent primary school. Value: £183 K, with cash adjustments either way. Tel.: 01865 763836.

Great Milton. Three-bedroom link detached house with a garage, ample car parking and a secluded garden backing on to the village recreation ground. Great Milton has excellent access to the M40, express coach and train services to London and is within nine miles of Oxford. The village has a post office, traditional pub, junior school and is home to Le Manoir. £295,000. For further details please phone 07913 850727.

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For Sale

Folding weight bench (York 6605), plus a variety of weights. Hardly used. £45. Buyer must collect from Marston. Please contact

Good-looking capacious L-shaped light oak desk with 5-ft high bookshelves above; beneath, 2 x drawers and shelves, stationery cupboard, space for 2 x 2 drawer filing cabinets, plus lots of leg room. For further details please phone 01865 311394. n

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