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Oxford University Gazette, 15 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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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. 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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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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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: 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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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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Punt Wanted

Second-hand fibreglass punt with pole wanted. Please call 01865 515636 (evenings).

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Services Offered

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 Rob Guthrie on 01993 868892 (evening) or 07961 444957 (daytime). Email: crholme@btinternet.com.

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.

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).

Careers Guidance. Judith Elkan has extensive experience with clients of all ages and situations. Combining up-to- date knowledge of both the education system and the broader job market, with psychometric tests and counselling, she specializes in helping people make critical decisions. Whether you need advice on further education, what to do after University, or perhaps you are considering a change of career, she can help you discover how your own needs and aptitudes are a necessary background to making the right career choice. 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.

Equinox Travel, an Asian & Art Travel Company, brings you its 2006 lecture tours: Florence, Michelangelo's masterpieces (8–15 July); Naples and Campania, art and archaeology (23'-30 Sept.); Medieval Paris (18–21 Aug.); Bruges, The Northern Renaissance in Flemish painting (3'-6 Nov). Contact Nick or Alex at info@equinoxtravel.co.uk or on 0207 8314888.

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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

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

Accounts Assistant. St Hilda's College wishes to appoint a full-time Ledger and Reporting Accounts Assistant from 31 July as part of the busy Accounts Office which is responsible for processing all the financial operations of the College. Reporting to the College Accountant through the Office Supervisor, the Assistant will be responsible for processing Supplier invoices, payments and reconciliations, and assisting in the preparation of reports to support College and Line Managers in controlling the financial affairs of the College. Candidates will need to be flexible in learning and carrying out other accounting duties, as part of the role will entail covering for colleagues during normal absence periods. Starting salary will be within the current University Library and Clerical grade 4 scale (£16,553–£19,093 p.a.). Closing date: 26 June. Interviews will be held in the first two weeks of July. Applications should include a full C.V. and names and contact details of two referees. Further particulars for the post may be obtained from the Bursar's PA, Mrs Anne Allan, St Hilda's College, Cowley Place, Oxford OX4 1DY, to whom written applications should be addressed. Tel.: 01865 276809. Email: anne.allan@st-hildas.ox.ac.uk.

St Hugh's College requires a Senior Library Assistant to aid the Librarian with the day-to-day running of the College Library. Primary duties would include circulation, cataloguing, and serials management, using automated systems: full training in these will be provided. The Library serves a fairly large community so reader services would also form a major part of the primary duties. Candidates should have a first degree, a qualification in Library and Information Science, and, ideally, experience of working with online library systems. Newly-qualified professionals would be provided with the training and support necessary for those seeking to attain chartered membership of CILIP. Salary: £16,946 - £19,645 (Library & Clerical Grade 4) (depending on experience). Closing date: 26 June. Further particulars, an application form, and equal opportunities monitoring form are available from the College website, www.sthughs.ox.ac.uk, or from Miss Deborah Quare, Librarian, St Hugh's College, Oxford, OX2 6LE. Completed forms, with full covering letter, should be returned to the Librarian, to whom two referees should be asked to send references direct. Tel.: 01865 274938. Fax 01865 274912.

Program Coordinator for study abroad programs. The Florida State University London Study Centre is looking for a university graduate with organisational and administrative skills to act as Program Coordinator on our dynamic team. FSU London hosts c.500 students per year. Chief responsibilities would include planning and implementing the social-cultural events calendar; liaising with faculty to plan and coordinate class-related field trips and events; organising several specialised programmes, including university summer schools; website development; and liasing with our building management company. Please see http://international.fsu.edu/London/careers.php for further particulars of this position. Closing date: 30 June. Interested parties should email a C.V. and cover letter to Ms Elaine Breckenridge, Assistant Director at ebreckenridge@admin.fsu.edu.

Organiser: 'Friends of the Oxford Union'. The Union is seeking a paid part-time Organiser of its new 'Friends of the Oxford Union' campaign, to be run from the Union's premises in Oxford. The successful candidate is likely to be a person with active experience of the Union within the last ten years, and to be able to show aptitude, including relevant experience, for such a role. Salary and working arrangements will be negotiated. Closing date: 30 June. Applications to The Bursar, The Oxford Union, Frewin Court, Oxford OX1 3JB.

Not a 'Diary Secretary' but interesting, part-time Personal Assistant job offered (for m. or f.). Accommodation if wished. Oxford family with one elderly member (and several younger) needs help making necessary 'down-sizing' enjoyable. Shorthand/typing not important but 'IT-speak' useful. Competence with family archives and possessions essential. Stipend, hours, and contract length negotiable. Tel.: 01865 300707 (any evening, 9–11 p.m.).

French pupil (aged 16) entering lower sixth form in English college next Sept. needs serious brush up in maths. Tutoring to take place in Provence throughout July. Travel reimbursed. Lodging with family in beautiful setting with swimming pool. Remuneration to be agreed. Please contact Jean Marie Bénard at jmbenard@mac.com or on 0033 607734665 (mobile).

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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.

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.

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.

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.

Lovely fully-furnished Victorian terraced house in quiet street in North Oxford. Available 1 Aug. for six months minimum. Two bedrooms. Bathroom with separate shower. Downstairs study and living room with open fire. Kitchen equipped to a high standard (Bosch/Neff appliances), with French doors opening onto garden. Garden has two patios and secure rear access for bikes. Easy access to bus route and cycle paths. Non-smokers preferred. £950 p.c.m. Email: gooders@doctors.org.uk.

House in Wolvercote. Well-furnished and equipped, 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, large sunny living/dining room, kitchen, sitting room, garage/utility, large garden. 10 min. bus ride to Oxford City centre. Available Aug. 2006 for at least 12 months. We would like to find a friendly family to care for our home while we are away. £1,390 p.m. Email: jeremy.allan@wanadoo.fr. Tel.: 0033 (0)5 6540 3512.

Marston. Lovely 2-bedroom house available for six-month let from July. Private parking, small pretty garden, conservatory, study, large sitting room, newly fitted kitchen, bathroom. Quiet, nice area. Part-furnished. 10 min. cycle into centre of town, 5 min. cycle to JR Hospital. Non-smoker. £900 p.c.m excl. bills. Tel.: 07734 218234. Email: victoriapw@keromail.com.

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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 fully-furnished ground floor flat with large double bedroom, large single study/bedroom, large drawing room, kitchen, bathroom. Back door to terrace and large secluded garden. Off-street parking. Available now. 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.

Paris. Two beautiful, privately-run flats in Marais and 7th arrondissement. See www.ajparisflats.com for details or email Dr Joe Chamberlain at joe.chamberlain@tiscali.co.uk.

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.

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.

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.

Large Edwardian one-bedroom ground- floor flat on Woodstock Road in North Oxford. Available 1 Sept.–31 May. Fully furnished and equipped. Easy walking distance to both University and Summertown shopping. Includes sitting room/study, dining room/study, new bathroom, kitchen with dishwasher and washer/dryer. Private garden and carport. Ideal for academic couple. £740 p.m. plus bills and council tax. Call 01865 559174 or email estone@notes.cc.sunysb.edu.

Central North Oxford, near Dragon School. Ground floor, furnished, two-bedroom apartment with spacious living room opening onto private patio and large communal gardens in exclusive block. Close to city centre, University, and parks. Luxury shower. Well-fitted large family kitchen. Private off-street parking. Garage if required. Burglar alarm. Basement storage. £975 p.c.m. Available Sept. (or Oct.); 10–12 month-let preferred. Tel.: 01865 515778 or email brian.mountford@oriel.ox.ac.uk.

Garden flat with spacious living area with well-equipped kitchen, shower room, large double bedroom, plus study/bedroom. Private garden and patio area with security gate. On a good bus route within walking distance of city centre and local shops. Easy access to ring road. Available from beginning of Aug. £695 p.c.m. Please contact Amanda on 01865 715615.

Paris. One-bedroom flat in Metro Belleville, available from July to end Sept. Attractively and fully furnished (pictures available). Lively area, close to Buttes Chaumont, Canal de l'Ourq. Convenient metro for Archives Nationales, Richelieu and Archives Departementales. €350 p.w. / €1,100 p.c.m. Email: celine@abel14.com.

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Vacation Lets

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.

Central North Oxford. Four-storey, four- bedroom, four-star fully-furnished town house in quiet road near Port Meadow. Close to shops, bars, and restaurants. Neutral décor, wooden floors, kitchen/diner, separate living room, one bathroom, three wcs. Secluded garden. A perfect sanctuary. Fifteen min. walk to city centre. Available July and Aug. £600 p.w. Laundry and utilities included. Email: emma.fabian@btopenworld.com. Tel.: 01865 514623.

Central North Oxford. Spacious Victorian 6-bedroom, 2-bathroom semi-detached house. Sleeps 8. Two reception rooms, conservatory, kitchen/diner. Dishwasher, washing machine. Large secluded garden. Off-street parking. Chalfont Road is 15 min. walk to city centre, less to University departments. Available 1–21 Aug. @ £90 per day, incl. council tax, utilities, and cleaner. Contact Dr J. Reynell on 01865 516615 or email josephine.reynell@lmh.ox.ac.uk.

Lovely family house in Plantation Road, North Oxford, available to rent for one month in Aug. 2006. Located 10 min. walk from city centre and railway station. Close to Port Meadow, Oxford University, shops and restaurants. Accommodation comprises three bedrooms, dining room, living room, kitchen, and small garden. £300 p.w. Enquiries by email to franphilxx@btinternet.com.

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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.

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.

Newly refurbished furnished accommodation in central Oxford townhouse available from 8 Aug. Would suit visiting academic or couple with University/College association. Living room, study, kitchen, double-bedroom, bathroom. Phone (local and incoming calls only) and internet access. Walking distance from University libraries, museums, science area and colleges. £1,100 p.c.m. incl. bills. Short- term let only (min. 1, max. 3 months). Contact David Griffiths on 01865 278222 (Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.–5 p.m.) or email david.griffiths@orinst.ox.ac.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.).

Attractive sunny room to rent in Victorian cottage backing onto river on Osney Island. Quiet beautiful setting, ten min. walk to bus station and town, five min. to train station. Ample storage, wireless broadband. Suitable for non-smoking young academic or mature postgraduate student. Available from early July. £350 p.m. excluding utilities and telephone. Contact: Tel.: 01865 240904 or email juliahamer_hunt@hotmail.com.

St Clement's, Oxford. Furnished rooms available in shared non-luxury listed building. From £300 p.m. incl. bills. Ten min. walk to city centre, one min. to London bus stops. Available immediately. For details please email peter_shaw8@hotmail.com or call 01865 76382.

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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.

Highly desirable contemporary two- bedroom flat available for short let from 9 July to end Aug. Available for whole period or in two-week tranches. Perfect for visiting academics/professionals with/without children. Sleeps 4. Quiet North Oxford cul-de-sac; close to all amenities, good bus route into Central Oxford. The property comes fully serviced, the perfect alternative to hotel/guest house living. More information call 07973 563505 or email: naominaomi@btinternet.com

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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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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.

Norwegian academic couple, both visiting researchers, 2 children, non smoking, looking for furnished house or large flat in North Oxford/Summertown area for the period Aug./Sept. 2006 to July 2007. Please contact ellen.krefting@ifikk.uio.no or on 0047 47259677.

Visiting academic family (non smokers) seeks accommodation from 20 Aug. 2006–31 July 2007 (some flexibility on exact dates), preferably 3 miles from Carfax. Email: hap@maths.ox.ac.uk and mgehrke@nmsu.edu.

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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.

S.W. France. Local airports: Perpignan, Carcassonne, Gerona, Barcelona. Restored house with character in beautiful, friendly Corbiere village ('fleurie awarded'). Five double bedrooms, (3 en suite), 2 living rooms, fully-equipped kitchen and laundry, large roof terrace. Swimming in local rivers and lakes, beaches 30 miles. Popular with hikers, birdwatchers, on/off cyclists. Available all year round. Call Tony Venables on 01865 790813 or email janevenab@aol.com.

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.

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.

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.

Andalucia, Gaucin. Unique architect- designed villa set in the heart of this beautiful 'Pueblo Blanco'. Built as a series of 3 apartments and 2 cottages around a private courtyard and swimming pool. It can be booked exclusively for large groups (up to 13) or as individual units (2–5). There are spectacular views to Gibraltar, the Mediterranean, and N. Africa from all the private terraces. www.thespanishvilla.com. Tel.: 07801 341856.

Siena/Italy: Newly refurbished apartment with two double bedrooms, kitchen, bathroom, garden and shared swimming pool in a fantastic location with 270 degrees view over the hills of Chianti. Very quiet but easily reachable. Car needed. Three miles from Castelnuovo Berardenga. More details on http://users.ox.ac.uk/~sant1033/poggiolo/. Contact: filippo.ippolito@sbs.ox.ac.uk.

Beautiful Cotswold cottage free for one or two weeks beginning Aug. Minimal rent, but care for 2 cats and chickens included (eggs are free!). Sleeps 2. Easy reach of bus/ frequent trains from Charlbury into Oxford. Contact geesonbrown@waitrose.com.

Paris studio. Charming second-floor apartment fully equipped and furnished. Period building in the fashionable and very central 8th arrondissement. Living room with double sofa bed, separate kitchen and bathroom with bath. Two single mattresses. Sleeps 2 comfortably, 3 possible, or +2 small children. Reasonable rates. Tel.: 01869 350706. Email: margarethjones@hotmail.com.

Summer let in Italy. 'Le Ceole' is a typical 'Trullo' (stony) house in Marina di Pescoluse (Apulia, South Italy), 8 km from Capo di Leuca and 100 km from Brindisi 'Casole' airport. Ideal for a family or a group up to 6 people. It is surrounded by a garden with a little swimming pool, and is situated on a hill with a beautiful panorama of the sea. Email: rosariolorenzo@libero.it.

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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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