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Oxford University Gazette, 17 November 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:

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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. 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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St Giles' Thursday Lunchtime Talks

Oxford Connections: 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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Sat., 19 Nov. at 7.30 p.m. in the Sheldonian Theatre. The Oxford Harmonic Society and the Orchestra of Stowe Opera present St Paul by Mendelssohn. Conductor: Robert Secret. Soloists: Catherine Mikic (soprano), Janet Shell (alto), Christopher Lemmings (tenor), and Quentin Hayes (bass). Accessible entrance and a limited number of large-print programmes available. Tickets: £14/£12/£10 (concessions £12/£11/£9). Tickets available through the Oxford Playhouse on 01865 205205 or on the door.

Sat., 19 Nov. at 8 p.m. in Keble College Chapel. The Arcadian Singers of Oxford University present a concert of 20th century French sacred choral music, including the Requiem by Duruflé and the Mass in G by Poulenc. Tickets £8 (£5 concessions). For more information, see

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Jacobites. From 28 Oct. to 11 Dec., Sanders of Oxford will be hosting an exhibition of rare prints contemporary to the period of the Jacobite rebellions, including depictions of battles, satires and historical documentation of the events surrounding the movement. Catalogue available. Mon.–Sat.: 10 a.m.–6 p.m. Sun.: 12–4 p.m. Sanders of Oxford, 104 High Street, Oxford, OX1 4BW. Tel.: 01865 242590. Website: Email:

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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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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 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.

Qualified translator (MA in Literary Translation and Sociolinguistics; Diploma in Translation IoL) offers professional English- Italian translating and proofreading services at affordable prices. Please contact

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

Children and young people's counsellor employed by local school has spaces privately. Dolly McLaughlin, B.Sc. Hons.; O.B.S. Psych. PG.Dip. (Tavistock/UEL). Available Jan. £35 per hour. Tel.: 01865 246223.

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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.

Nanny sought. Three hours per day (3 p.m.–6 p.m.) during school terms; nine hours per day (9 a.m. –6 p.m.) during some school vacations. Two children, aged 9 and 6. Location: central Oxford. Starting date: Jan. 2006. Please phone 01865 516546 (evenings) or 01865 274827 (office hours).

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Tuition Offered

Beech Tree Nursery School at Rye St Antony School: taking children aged 3–5 years. High adult-child ratio. Exceptional environment for creative learning. Set in idyllic wooded grounds. Early Years Grant for 3–5 year olds. 8.30 a.m.–3.30 p.m. Extended day available by request. For further information or to arrange a visit, please contact: Rye St Antony School, Pullen's Lane, Headington, Oxford OX3 0BY. Tel.: 01865 762802. Fax: 01865 763611. Email:

Do you need to improve your English language skills? Professional English Language Teaching (Cambridge Certificate). Clear communication; home tuition; flexible hours. Please call Mrs Mary Balkwill on 01993 880395 or email

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Situations Vacant

St Catherine's College seeks applications for the post of Accounts Clerk, a challenging and varied role, working in a busy team responsible for the finances of the College. Key responsibilities include maintaining the College's purchase ledger, collecting income due to the College, and processing the College's weekly casual payroll. You must have excellent interpersonal skills, attention to detail, and be able to work as part of a team. Computer literacy is essential, with knowledge of Pegasus Opera an advantage. The post is for 25 hours p.w. Benefits include a salary between £13,781 - £16,737 pro rata, 30 days' holiday, free meals while on duty, and membership of the University's final salary pension scheme. Closing date: 25 Nov. Further particulars and details of how to apply may be obtained from the Personnel Office, St Catherine's College, Oxford OX1 3UJ. Tel.: 01865 281427. Email:

Nuffield College requires a Buttery Assistant (Domestic Scale, Grade K/S: £5.74 - £6.51 p.h.) A hard-working and reliable person is required to work in our Buttery Department for 40 hours p.w., including daytime, evening and occasional weekends. Buttery Assistants are responsible for serving customers and operating the till, laying up, waiting on and clearing tables, keeping the Buttery area clean, tidy and well-presented at all times, including cleaning the coffee bar and ensuring that it is fully stocked. Previous experience of working in a College environment would be desirable, but it is not essential. Free meals are available whilst on duty. Our benefits package includes 20 days' annual leave, plus closed periods at Christmas and Easter, a season-ticket loan scheme, and contributory pension scheme. Closing date: Thurs., 1 Dec., 12 noon. Interviews will be held during the week commencing 12 Dec. Further particulars and an application form are available from the Human Resources Assistant, Nuffield College, New Road, Oxford, OX1 1NF. Please quote ref. BA/11/05. Tel.: 01865 278699. Email:

Nuffield College also requires a Domestic Assistant for 20 hours p.w., 7 a.m.'11 a.m., Mon.–Fri. (Domestic Scale, Grade K/S: £5.74 - £6.51 p.h.). A hardworking and reliable Domestic Assistant (Scout) to keep offices, staircases, corridors, bathrooms/toilets and public rooms clean. Our benefits package includes 20 days' annual leave, plus closed periods at Christmas and Easter, a season-ticket loan scheme, and contributory pension scheme. Further particulars and an application form are available from the Human Resources Assistant, Nuffield College, New Road, Oxford, OX1 1NF. Please quote ref. DA/11/05. Nuffield College is an Equal Opportunities Employer. Closing date: Thurs., 1 Dec., 12 noon. Interviews will be held during the week commencing 12 Dec. Tel.: 01865 278699. Email:

Assistant Translator, St Aldates, Oxford. We are a long-established firm of Chartered Patent Agents with offices in London, Brighton, Oxford, and Munich. We are seeking to employ an Assistant Translator of German and French. The successful candidate will work alongside the Translations Manager in our Oxford office. The job involves translating scientific, technical, legal, commercial and general documents from German or French into English. Therefore the successful candidate will require a degree or equivalent qualification in German and French as well as an excellent grasp of grammar and attention to detail. A meticulous and thorough approach will be required in addition to the ability to work fast to meet sometimes very short deadlines. Previous relevant experience, or a technical or scientific background will be advantageous, although not essential. Computer literacy is essential. Salary will be according to age and experience. Benefits include bonus, contributory pension scheme, life assurance, private medical insurance, PHI, flexitime, subsidised health club membership. Please send your C.V.with a covering letter by email, fax or post to: Ms Jane Jolly, HR and Administration Manager, Frank B. Dehn & Co., 179 Queen Victoria Street, London, EC4V 4EL. No Agencies.

Part-time 'office angel' required to inject order into the life and files of overstretched mother who also attempts to run property/design business, now based in central Oxford. Interested parties, male or female, please call Judith on 07787 537903.

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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: 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:

Summertown, Oxford: Spacious furnished house and garden available for rent from early Feb. to late Apr. Four bedrooms (one with en suite), study (broadband connection), large kitchen/dining room and double sitting room. Quiet side road two min. to Summertown shops, 1.5 miles to city centre. Frequent buses. For details, email or call 01865 514998.

Beautifully modernised house to let in East Oxford, Dec. through Apr. 2006. Two double bedrooms, two studies, sitting room, dining room, 1½ bathrooms. C.h., appliances. Near centre (20 min. walk to Bodleian), near London bus. Walled garden. £1,000 p.m. Phone 242966 for appointment to view.

North Oxford . Comfortable fully-furnished semi- detached house, for one year or longer, from Dec. Three bedrooms plus incorporated attic, sun room. Bathroom with separate wc, plus cloakroom. Double glazing, g.c.h. Suitable for family. £850 p.m. plus bills. Near park. Email: or

North Oxford . Newly refurbished terraced house available in Jericho, Jan.–Mar. 2006. Quiet street, 10 min. to city centre, station, laboratories. Two double bedrooms, two bathrooms (one en suite), study/third bedroom, sitting/dining rooms, fully-equipped kitchen, laundry/wc, broadband. Secluded garden. £1,000 p.c.m. incl. N-s only. Contact Joelle Mann at or on 07930 452220.

North Oxford . House to rent over Hilary Term 2006. Free from 23 Dec.–14 Apr. Three-bedroom terrace house in Middle Way with garden, kitchen with dining area and large reception room. Two min. from shops, main buses, tennis courts and restaurants. £1,100 p.m. (utilities included). Tenant must look after two cats. Tel.: 07796 695036. Email:

Marston, Oxford. Two well-presented, semi-detached houses. Each has 3 rooms upstairs and 2 downstairs, kitchen and bathroom (one house also has a conservatory). Furnished, g.c.h., off-street parking, garage and garden. Suit families/sharers. Easy access to Universities, hospitals, city centre, and ring road. Bus stops and shops nearby. £980 p.c.m. /£1,100 p.c.m. plus bills respectively. N-s preferred. References please. Tel.: 01865 308575 (after 6 p.m. and weekends). Mobile: 07968 229634. Email:

End town house on the Waterways, Central North Oxford. Two reception rooms, large kitchen/dining room, with separate utility room. Small and easy-to-maintain back garden. Master bedroom with double en suite shower, 3 further bedrooms, family bathroom with separate large shower. Fully-furnished and well decorated. Available 1 Mar. for either 6 or 12 months. No sharers. £1,850 p.c.m. excl. utilities. Contact 01865 512098 or 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' garden and patio; g.c.h.; bathroom with power shower. Very convenient for train station. Fifteen min. walk from town centre. £850 p.m. excl. Email:

Full of history—located on the Water Eaton Estate, this characterful two-bedroom Dowerhouse is available immediately. Ref.: 4378. Contact Finders Keepers on 01865 311011.

North Oxford . Available 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, lavatory, laundry closet. Garden with large lawn. Two miles from city centre. Interior photos available upon request. £995 p.c.m. (plus utilities/tax) ONO. Email: Tel.: 01865 515240.

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Flats to Let

Central North Oxford. One-bedroom split-level apartment (conversion just completed). Bright, open plan on three levels with spacious lounge and kitchen/diner. Suitable for a mature professional and academic requiring high standard. Situated within minutes' walk from most University departments and within easy reach of central hospitals. £675 p.c.m. excl. utility and council tax where applicable. Available for the academic year (short-term option considered). Tel.: 01865 516144. Email:

Elegant Woodstock Road House, newly refurbished to a very high standard, offering: (1) Spacious second-floor self-contained apartment. Three bedrooms, kitchen/dining, sitting room, utility, two bathrooms (one en suite). Approx. 123 sqm. £1,600 p.c.m. (2) Ground/first floor self-contained studio flats. Spacious bay-fronted rooms with new kitchenette, bathroom. Gas, water, electricity included. £650 p.c.m. and £675 p.c.m. each. From Dec. Tel.: 01865 554961.

Central North Oxford, Bardwell Road. Fully-furnished charming 2-bedroom flat (one double, one single), south-facing over gardens. Living room with fully-equipped kitchen area (washer/drier, dishwasher) and dining area. Ideal lighting, excellent storage, parking, bike shed, gardens. Close to bus stop; 20 min. walk or 7 min. bike ride from centre of town. Available to start lease earliest Dec., latest Mar. £850 p.c.m. Contact Matthew or Michelle on 07769 904377 or at

Wolvercote Village. Superb quality one-bedroom apartment available immediately. Ref.: 4304. Contact Finders Keepers on 01865 311011. St Clement's, Oxford. Furnished top-floor non-luxury flat in n-s, listed building. Three bedrooms, sitting room, kitchen, bathroom. One off-street car space (second may be possible). Ten min. walk to city centre, one minute to London bus stops. £825 p.c.m. Available immediately. Email:

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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:

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:

A home away from home. The Little Garden B&B. Quiet, light, comfortable guestrooms in an attractive, friendly private house within Oxford city. Convenient to the University. Easy parking. River walks nearby. Generous discounts for long term. £38 p.n. Please phone 01865 770501 or email

Newly refurbished furnished accommodation in central Oxford town house. 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. £1,000 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

Flat share in Central/North Oxford. Spacious, sunny flat. Washer-drier, TV, DVD player, off-street parking. Suitable for visiting academic, professional, or graduate student. Available immediately. Tel.: 01865 511555.

Loft conversion flat available from end of Nov. in Summertown (just behind the shops). Long-stay tenant preferred. One large room with en suite shower, contains microwave, fridge, and everything except linen. Access is through the main house, where the tenant can use the kitchen and washing machine and enjoy the garden. If required it is possible to get a resident's parking permit. £380 p.c.m. incl. all bills. Please contact Jan Manessi on 01865 252720 (work) or on 01865 559534 (home). (Answer phones on both lines.)

Single rooms to let, East Oxford. (1)) One room: Cricket Road, sharing shower room and kitchen/diner with one other, £260 p.m. (2) Two rooms: Oxford Road, sharing living room, kitchen, bathroom, spare guest room and garden with one other, £300 p.m. each. Tenants pay gas and electricity. All rooms are double-glazed, in n-s, quiet, centrally-heated houses, on the main bus route into the city centre. Contact Pat or James on 01865 430595.

Short let. Studio apartment available on a weekly basis. Living room/bedroom, modern fitted kitchen with appliances and bathroom with shower. Furnished to a high standard. Located in Jericho within walking distance of the city centre and train station. Available now. £350 p.w. incl. bills. For more details and photographs, visit or call Sarah at Lucy Properties on 01865 559973.

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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.

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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.

Rural Andalusia. Traditional Spanish farmhouse in glorious unspoiled countryside with stunning views. Ideal place for exploring national parks and enjoying a range of outdoor activities. Only one hour from Malaga; two hours from Granada and Seville. Simple but comfortable rooms and wonderful home cooking, swimming pool, and bar. Available all year. €30 p.p./p.n., incl. breakfast. Discounts for 8+ days. For more information email Tel.: +34 952 111869.

Converted stone barn to let in idyllic setting, 24 kilometres south of Florence, Italy. Sleeps four, reasonable rates. No pool but beautiful lake nearby. Long-term rent negotiable. For more information please contact Tel.: 0039 3400777735.

Tuscany. In a charming village near Siena, two comfortably furnished rustic apartments, with shaded terrace, orchard. A short walk from shops, bar, restaurant, etc. The perfect retreat. Rent p.w.: Flat A (sleeps 4): £350. Flat B (sleeps 2 + 1): £290. Flats A & B together (sleep 6 + 1): £560. Heating by wood-burner. Free firewood. No extras. Brochure: tel/fax:+44 (0)1428 714 363. Mobile: +44(0)7747 666331. Email:

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House for Sale

Semi-detached house on the Waterways, Central North Oxford. Two large reception rooms, fully-fitted kitchen with dining area and separate utility room. Cloakroom, large conservatory and small but luxuriant garden with shed. Master bedroom with double en suite shower. Three further double bedrooms, family bathroom with large power shower. Two parking spaces. No onward chain. £700,000. Call 01865 512098 or email

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For Sale

Folding weight bench (York 6605), plus a variety of weights. Hardly used. £35. Buyer must collect from Marston. Please contact n

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