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Oxford University Gazette, 27 July 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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Heritage Open Day

Green College will be opening its gates on Sun., 10 Sept., from 12.30 p.m. to 4.30 p.m. in association with the Heritage Open Days scheme. Visit the Observatory, enjoy garden tours led by our College gardener, Mr Michael Pirie, find out about the history and astronomy of the Observatory with presentations by Professor Jeffery Burley, Development Fellow of Green College and Mr Charles Barclay, Director of the Marlborough College Blackett Observatory. Refreshment and souvenirs will be on sale with all proceeds going towards the Observatory fund to assist with the continuing conservation. For further details, see www.green.ox.ac.uk or contact Sharan Attar, Development Officer on 01865 274786 / 274770. Email: sharan.attar@green.ox.ac.uk.

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OUS Weekend Event

OUS Weekend Event at Hadrian's Wall, 2–3 Sept. Learn about the Vindolanda writing tablets and the history of Hadrian's Wall. The weekend includes lectures, site visits, excursions to museums and a half-day guided walk along the wall. Guest lecturers include Professor Alan Bowman, Camden Professor of Ancient History and Fellow of Brasenose College, and Dr Roger Tomlin, Oxford University Lecturer in Late-Roman History. For details, see http://www.alumni.ox.ac.uk/events/oneday/hadrianswall.shtml. Alternatively, email events@ousoc.ox.ac.uk or phone 01865 288087.

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OUS Travel Programme 2006–7

The second summer travel brochure of the Oxford University Society Travel Programme is now available. New trips for 2007 include a luxury safari in South Africa, a tour along the Ancient Silk Road and a barge cruise in Alsace Lorraine. Special rates have been negotiated for Oxford alumni on two 'Swan Hellenic' cruises. The brochure can be downloaded from our website: http://www.alumni.ox.ac.uk/services/travel/index.shtml. For a paper copy, please email OUS at travel@ousoc.ox.ac.uk.

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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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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.

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.

Counselling and Psychotherapy offered by mature Oxford graduate (f) in Oxford. British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy accredited; PGCE (London). Sliding scale according to means. Tel.: 01865 554438.

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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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Situations Vacant

Wolfson College. Applications are invited for the one-year post of Senior Library Assistant. The successful applicant will be required to assist the Librarian in accessioning, classifying and cataloguing a significant academic collection in Near Eastern Studies; carry out clerical tasks relating to the Library's refreshment project, and perform general library housekeeping duties. The post would suit someone wishing to broaden their range of library skills in a small, friendly library. Salary in the range of £14,800–£17,000, six weeks holiday, subsidised lunches, staff pension scheme and parking. Closing date: 7 Aug. Further details can be obtained from the College Secretary, Wolfson College, Oxford OX2 6UD. Tel.: 01865 (2)74103 or email college.secretary@wolfson.ox.ac.uk.

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Houses to Let

North Oxford. Two bright, recently built houses in excellent residential area near Summertown shops and social amenities, with easy access to Oxford centre. Two bedrooms, study, en suite family bathroom, cloakroom, lounge, kitchen diner. Available from Sept. at £995 p.c.m. The 4-bedroom house (with same facilities as above) is available from Aug. at £1,295 p.c.m. Both excl. utility and council tax. Fully furnished, small garden, parking. Contact 01865 516144 or a.fiorentino@ntlworld.com.

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.

Ideal for a family with children or professionals sharing. House in Coppock Close, Headington. Large L-shaped reception, four bedrooms, study, two bathrooms, utilities/cloakroom room, new fitted kitchen. Large back garden, off-street parking. Easy access to excellent primary school, nurseries, shops and hospitals. Great for commuting to London. Available 10 Aug. for minimum 12 months. £1,400 p.m. plus utilities. Email terezinha.nunes@edstud.ox.ac.uk or call 01865 513588 (evenings).

Beautifully modernised house to let in East Oxford, Sept. 2006 until spring 2007. 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. Call 01865 242966 for appointment to view.

Comfortable fully-furnished 2-bedroom town house in North Oxford. Available Sept. for 1 year or longer. Open plan living room, modern fitted kitchen with washing machine and dishwasher, g.c.h., bathroom with electric shower, large heated conservatory/extra room. Small garden, garage. Very quiet, close to Cutteslowe Park, frequent bus route to city centre. Suitable for small family. £825 p.c.m. plus bills. Email: rimas.juskaitis@eng.ox.ac.uk.

Three-bedroom house in Marston with sitting room, dining room, bathroom, and kitchen. Pleasant garden. Five min. cycle ride to University Science Area. Recently painted and refurbished. Fully furnished with washing machine and all other mod. cons. £950 p.c.m. Please contact hugh.brett@btinternet.com.

East Oxford (Princes Street). Available Sept., minimum 6-month contract. Newly decorated. Two reception rooms, kitchen with dishwasher/fridge/washing machine, small patio garden, two double bedrooms, upstairs bathroom. Easy walk to city centre. Close to Headington hospitals/Brookes campus. Local shops. Part furnished. Suit family or 3 sharers. Non-smoking professionals only, no students. £975 p.m. plus council tax/utilities bills. Email: d.vanheel@qmul.ac.uk.

Charlbury, Cotswolds. A unique opportunity to rent a beautiful, secluded 17th-century cottage from Sept./Oct. at basement price. Thirty min. from Oxford by train, bus or car. Offered fully furnished with washing machine, dishwasher, telephone, c.h., wood fire. Four bedrooms, six-month contract. £650 p.c.m. Tel.: 01865 558323.

Two-bedroom modern (c.h.), furnished house with parking and private and communal garden. Very quiet, attractive location (Iffley Turn). Close to all amenities. Available from Sept. for a minimum of six months (renewable). Sorry no children, smokers or pets. £750 p.m. plus council tax, telephone, and utilities. Tel.: 01865 361494. Fax: 01865 368192. Email: southend104@hotmail.com.

House to let mid-Aug., Sutton Courtenay, Oxfordshire. Good road and rail communications. Sitting room, dining room, 3-double bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, study/fourth bedroom/playroom, well-fitted kitchen (dishwasher, washing machine, dryer, water softener, microwave). G.c.h., double-glazing, insulation. Downstairs could accommodate wheelchair. Conservatory, garden, ample off-road parking. Secure fencing. Fully furnished, china, linen, pans, utensils. £1,200 p.c.m. excluding utilities and services. Deposit: £1,600. Tel.:/Ans./Fax: 01235 834740. Email: diamar@onetel.com.

Iffley fields. Surprisingly spacious three- bed house in quiet street just 15 min. walk from town centre. Double reception room and big kitchen/dining/family room leading out into leafy and quiet garden. Two double and one single bedroom. Family bathroom plus downstairs bathroom with sport shower. Semi-furnished to suit. Avail. 20 Aug. for 12 months, extendable. £1,200 p.c.m. No pets/smokers. Phone Katharine on 07817 257327 or email gottok@yahoo.co.uk

North Oxford . Lovely 2-bedroom house, fully-furnished, near Summertown shops with easy access to Oxford centre. Nice conditions. Gardens and garage. Situated in a quiet area. Available now. £900 p.c.m. Contact Dr Giraldez by email at maria.pinon@anat.ox.ac.uk or call 0798 5007973 or 01235 767277.

Jericho. Fully-furnished three-bedroom townhouse available in Aug. for £1,496 p.m. Ref.: 2764. Please contact Finders Keepers on 01865 311011.

Three-bedroom house (furnished) to let in Oxford city, off Abingdon Road. £1,000 p.m. (excl. bills). Would suit family or professionals sharing. Located within walking distance to city centre, ice rink, and swimming pool with good garden and permit street parking. Contact Charles on 07725 860164 or email architect80@fsmail.net.

Cumnor Hill. Hids Copse Road. Four- bedroom detached house. Unfurnished. G.c.h. Large maintained garden. Double garage. Swimming pool. Oxford 2 miles approx. Available now. £1,850 p.c.m. Please contact Brooks Property Management on 01865 728597 or email elmsoxford@aol.com.

Four-bedroom house to let in pleasant, residential area of Old Marston. Three double-bedrooms, one single bedroom, living room, kitchen/diner, newly refurbished kitchen and bathroom. Fully furnished. Fenced gardens front and rear, garage, very easy access to bus and cycle routes to centre. Non-smokers preferred. £1,100 p.c.m. negotiable; 12-month lease. Contact Tom or Linda on 0786 698 1688 or email tomtalbertuk@yahoo.com or linda@talberts.freeserve.co.uk

Central North Oxford. Modern terrace house, immaculate condition. Two double bedrooms. G.c.h. High standard internal fittings. Pleasant garden, ample storage, private parking. Easy access to University, hospitals and sporting/shopping facilities. Would suit couple. Available furnished 1 Sept. for 12 months. £995 p.c.m. N-s only. Tel.: 02070 333885. Email: louise@lorva.co.uk.

Old Boars Hill. Charming seventeenth- century cottage, fully furnished, 2–3 bedrooms, available Oct. 2006 to June 2007. Secluded, 1 acre of property, end of country lane, amidst farmlands and footpaths, 4 miles from Oxford. G.c.h. with large working fireplace; Aga cooker. Families welcome. £1,050 p.c.m. Tel.: 01865 735318 or email solomonb@onetel.com.

Central Oxford. Two-bedroom unfurnished house available for rent from 1 Aug. in the heart of the city. £850 p.c.m. Min. 6-month let. Email: estates.secretary@jesus.ox.ac.uk. Tel.: 01865 279713.

Short-let in East Oxford. Lovely Victorian terraced house in quiet street. Fully-furnished to high standard. Two double bedrooms, bathroom, large garden. Ten min. cycle or easy walk/bus link to city centre. Available 30 Nov.–30 Dec. £775 p.m. Tel.: 01865 288017. Email: penelope.betts@ashmus.ox.ac.uk.

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Flats to Let

North and Central North Oxford two-bedroom apartments. Central North: top-floor Victorian conversion within minutes' walk from University and hospital departments, available late Sept. at £895 p.m. and £925 p.m. North: purpose-built; close to Summertown shops, cafés, sport and social amenities. 1.5 miles to Oxford centre. Available from Sept. at £795 p.m. and £825 p.m., all plus utility and council tax. Suit professional and visiting academics. Contact 01865 516144 or a.fiorentino@ntlworld.com

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.

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.

Observatory Street. Recently refurbished first-floor flat suitable for one person. Large bed-sitting room, kitchen large enough to eat in, bathroom with bath and shower. Fully furnished and equipped including washing machine. Separate entrance to flat (owner uses ground floor as office). £700 p.m. including all utilities and council tax. Tel.: 01865 515608. Email: clarkbrundin@btinternet.com.

North Oxford . Selection of brand new 2- and 3-bedroom apartments available now fully furnished from £1,200 p.m. Please contact Finders Keepers on 01865 311011.

Flat on second (top) floor of purpose-built block in Osberton Road, Summertown. Fully furnished and equipped with kitchen utensils, crockery, etc., plus washer/dryer, fridge/freezer. G.c.h. Garage, storeroom and garden access. Living room and two double bedrooms; shower. Available immediately to non-smokers. £775 p.c.m. for a one- year lease. Tel.: 01865 727650 or email binney@thphys.ox.ac.uk.

Nice self-contained flat in Botley area. Good size bedroom, kitchen (with fridge, washing machine and microwave oven), and shower room. Within beautiful garden. The flat has a broadband wireless Internet connection and a separate telephone line. Easy access to shops and bus station. Suitable for single person. £450 p.m. incl. water and gas. Please contact drgyang@gmail.com or call 01865 433646.

New York City (Manhattan). Sublet Oct. 2006 through Aug. 2007. Comfortable, tastefully furnished one-bedroom apartment in East 20's. Doorman building. High floor with open, excellent south view. Two desk areas, one in bedroom, one in living room. Steinway baby grand. All utilities plus cable and broadband internet connection included. $3,000 p.m. If interested, please call 01865 251617 or mpollak333@yahoo.com.

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Vacation Let

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.

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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.

Attractive, comfortable B&B accommodation. Convenient to University. One min. to bus stop. Parking easy. Small private garden. Quiet. Weekly and monthly discounts. British and continental breakfasts. A home away from home. Tel.: 01865 770501. Email: colejustine@yahoo.com.

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

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

Academic visitors are welcome to a single (£250 p.m.) and a double room (£350 p.m.) (incl.). The house is located in East Oxford, 25 min. walking distance to the Bodleian library. Bus runs every 10 min. One academic lives in the house. Clean and peaceful. Fully furnished. New washing machine. Use of broadband will be charged. Email: miriamoxford@yahoo.com

Large room to let in lovely family house. En suite bathroom, desk space/wireless internet. Female only; references required. Would suit student or professional. Historic English village twelve miles from central Oxford. Parking available. £400 p.c.m. Tel.: 01491 832257

Room to let in bungalow; 2 min. from Port Meadow; 3 min. to no. 6 bus route. Very recent new carpets and refurbishment. Own bathroom and kitchen. Reasonable rent. Tel.: 01865 554438.

1.) Two-bedroom flat in Cumnor Hill, Botley, Oxford. Quiet annexe to large house. Two bedrooms and sitting room, big kitchen with table. All mod. cons. plus wireless broadband. Off-street parking for 2 cars; also by bus stop to town. £700 p.c.m. incl. water and broadband. 2.) Bedsit in main house. Large bed-sitting room with own bathroom. £300 p.c.m. incl. Both available Sept. or sooner. Tel.: 01865 862034 or email arabella_cottrell@hotmail.com.

Newly refurbished furnished accommodation in central Oxford townhouse. Would suit visiting academic or couple with University/College association. Living room, study, kitchen, double-bedroom, bathroom. Phone (inland 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.

Attractive sunny room to rent in Victorian terraced 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 early Aug. onwards. £350 p.m. excl. bills. Contact: Tel.: 01865 240904 or email juliahamer_hunt@hotmail.com.

Room to let in North Oxford/Summertown. A spacious room in prestigious north Oxford house available from mid-Sept. Located near local shops and bus stops. With separate bathroom. Viewing from end Aug. Email: BKKozul@aol.com. Tel.: 01865 559657.

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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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Office Accommodation Offered

North Oxford , Wolfson College, Linton Road. Up to 1,000 sq.ft. (90 sq.m.) of offices adjacent to its main buildings. The accommodation comprises 3–5 offices with access to shared common room, kitchen and conference room. Access to the use of the College's superb riverside facilities, including restaurant for staff and visitors, by arrangement. For further details contact the Bursar on 01865 274104 or email stephen.palmer@wolfson.ox.ac.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.

Anyone with a spare wing or a couple of rooms that could be made into a pied à terre, please contact me to discuss the possibility of renting or buying. I am a quiet, mature, responsible single person who likes to travel. I wish to live in central North Oxford, in walking/cycling distance to town. It could prove to be of mutual advantage. Tel.: 07712 282439.

House exchange: Our peaceful, spacious stone-built country house with mature surrounding garden and wonderful views of the Tweedsmuir Hills, one hour south of Edinburgh and Glasgow, for central Oxford house or flat with garden. Summer vacation/Michaelmas Term or both. Contact editor@rsfs.ednet.co.uk or 01899 221991.

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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.

B&B in Normandy, France. Country Manor House, 50 min. from Caen. Beautiful countryside, swimming pool, tennis court, orchards, farm animals. €80 per en suite double room. Ideal for a weekend break. More details/booking: d.maclean@hotmail.com. Tel.: 0033 233 126614.

Sardinia, Costa Smeralda, Italy. Tasteful villa in rural village of San Pantaleo on the North Eastern coast of Sardinia, suitable for 2–6 people. Beautiful mountain views over the Roche Sarde from house and garden. Three double bedrooms (2 double beds, 1 twin); balcony and large terrazzo for al fresco dining; deckchairs on terrace and garden; self-catering kitchen and spacious living room. Only 10 min. by car from Porto Cervo, world-renowned Pevero golf course and all major beaches. Close to wide range of activities (e.g. village market, restaurants, mountain trails, tennis, diving, riding, sailing and windsurfing schools). See http://www.sanpantaleo.co.uk for more details and photographs. Email: margareta@sanpantaleo.co.uk. Tel.: 0039 078965413.

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Houses for Sale

Wheatley High Street. Seventeenth-century origins. Former village shop. 6/7 bedrooms. Kitchen with Aga. Open fireplaces. Dining room, sitting room, study, music room, etc. Bathroom plus separate toilet. Downstairs shower. Cellar. Garden room. Extensive stone barn. Conversion potential. On-street parking. All main services. Easy access to bus routes, Park and Ride, M40. Delightful well-stocked garden. Suit busy family and friends. Informal viewings welcomed. No exacting timescale for move. Call 01865 872077.

Central North Oxford. One-bedroom, south-facing, third-floor flat with off-road parking. Large balcony overlooking shared garden with mature trees. Fully-equipped kitchen; bathroom with shower/bath; open plan living room; double bedroom. Fitted to a high standard and double-glazed throughout. Electric storage heating. Quiet and conveniently located for University, shops, and public transport. Five minutes' walk to Summertown and 20 minutes' walk to city centre. £200,000. Call 01865 310254 or email jenny_lunnon@hotmail.com.

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Narrowboat for Sale

Widebeam narrowboat 60' x 11'. Affordable, luxurious home, 15 min. walk from Oxford centre. 55 bhp engine, bow thruster, inverter, battery charger, solar panels, c.h. Lounge: sofa, dining table, digital TV, DVD/video recorder, music system. Galley: oak fronted units, gas oven, fridge/freezer, washing machine. Second bedroom: single bed, desk. Bathroom: bath/shower, pump out toilet, basin. Master bedroom: double bed, two wardrobes. Mooring on private marina, parking. £98,000. Email for photos: joanna@knaggs5120.fsnet.co.uk.

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For Sale

Bauknecht built-in fridge (82 cm h.): £60. Brandt 6-kg front- loading washing machine: £200. Compact Rowenta oven: £50. All perfect condition. Email: fthepot_ox@yahoo.co.uk. Tel.: 01865 279792.

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