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Oxford University Gazette, 7 June 2007 : 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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Changing costs of Gazette advertisements from Michaelmas Term 2007

Advertisers are asked to note that Gazette advertising prices will increase from Michaelmas Term. The Gazette's current prices have been maintained for a number of years, and need to be increased in response to rising costs. The discount of 25 per cent for placings of four or more insertions of one advertisement will continue.

  • New internal prices (incl. VAT):
  • £20 per insertion for up to 70 words
  • £40 per insertion for up to 150 words
  • New external prices (incl. VAT):
  • £25 per insertion for up to 70 words
  • £50 per insertion for up to 150 words

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Changing costs of Blueprint display advertisements from Michaelmas Term 2007

Oxford Blueprint, the University's newsletter, is distributed with the Gazette, and is also circulated separately throughout the University. It is available free of charge to all academic and administrative staff of the University. Ten issues of Blueprint are published annually. Advertisers are asked to note that from Michaelmas Term onwards, Blueprint advertising prices will increase, and that advertisements in full colour can be accepted. The discount of 25 per cent for placings of four or more insertions of one advertisement will continue. For further details please contact 01865 280548 or blueprint.ads@admin.ox.ac.uk.

  • New prices (incl. VAT):
  • Half-page (landscape): £200 per insertion
  • Quarter-page (landscape/portrait): £100 per insertion
  • One-eighth-page (landscape): £45 per insertion

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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.

Note: The equipment room is closing down on 20 June. The last opportunities to buy are on 13 and 20 June.

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Concert

Sat., 16 June, 7.30 p.m., Town Hall, Oxford. The Oxford Harmonic Society and the Orchestra of Stowe Opera (conductor: Robert Secret) present Duruflé: 'Requiem' and 'Four motets on Gregorian themes'; Debussy: 'Danse sacrée et danse profane'. David Kay: 'Prayer before birth'. Accessible entrance, and a limited number of large-print programmes available. Tickets: £14/£12 (conc. £12/£11) from the Oxford Playhouse on 01865 305305 (incl. credit card bookings by post) or on the door. For further details visit www.oxfordharmonicsoc.org.uk.

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Society for Graduates

Meetings are held on Fridays at 8 p.m. in the Okinaga Room in Wadham College, Parks Road. Visitors are welcome. Graduates of any university and of all ages are eligible for membership. 8 June, David Nobbs: 'For the love of birds: an historical perspective of the RSPB'; 15 June, AGM and barbecue at 21 Woodcroft, Kennington, at 6.30 p.m. Members: £5 per term. Visitors: £1.50 per meeting.

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Child Care Needed

Child care needed for happy and outgoing five- year-old boy for visiting academic couple. Central Oxford. Dates required: 30 July–2 Aug., 10 a.m.–4 p.m, possibly with additional days needed through Aug. Excellent pay. References required. Please email with letter of interest and references to: Christy.Anderson@utoronto.ca.

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TEFL Volunteers Sought

Going to China this summer? TEFL volunteers sought for 2 weeks during Aug. in Qinghai, China. Accommodation and meals provided. Pay own travel costs. A wonderful chance to get to know a fascinating part of China, on the borderlands of Tibet. Further details at www.oxfordchinaaction.org.

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Asian Art Sought

Twentieth-century Indian art (Francis Newton Souza, Tyeb Mehta, Jamini Roy, etc.) and Japanese Prints (18th century to 20th century) sought for purchase by Oxfordshire based collector. Email, preferably with images, to oxfordjapaneseprints@yahoo.co.uk. Tel: 07786 742081. Total confidentiality assured.

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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

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

Big or small, we ship it all, plus free pick up anywhere in Oxford. Also 24-hour photocopying, private mailing addresses (24-hour access, and mail forwarding world-wide), binding, fax bureau, colour photocopying, mailing services, and much more. Contact or visit Mail Boxes Etc., 266 Banbury Rd., Oxford. Tel.: 01865 514655, fax: 514656. Email: summertown@020.mbe.uk.com, also at 94 London Rd., Oxford. Tel.: 01865 741729, fax: 01865 742431. Email: staff@mbeheadington.co.uk.

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

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: rob@robguthrie.com. Web: www.robguthrie.com.

Reference management. Need help organising and managing your research? Professional Information Manager will label, shelve and file your book and article collection for easier retrieval and organise full reference details into database or bibliographic management tool of choice (RefWorks, Endnote, etc.) ready for citing in papers and dissertations, formatted listings, or general future reference. Contact Susan Walker on 01993 811837 (evenings) to discuss your requirements or enquire via email: trasimene@hotmail.com.

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Domestic Services

Carpet/upholstery/rug cleaning by Grimebusters, Oxfordshire's local specialists. Domestic, commercial and college. We offer you the latest wet or dry cleaning systems at highly competitive rates. Fully insured, trained and NCCA approved. Free estimates and friendly advice. Tel.: 01865 726983 / 01235 555533 / 01993 868924.

Debbie Payne Gardening Services. RHS- trained gardener available across Oxfordshire. Carry out garden makeovers if you are selling or renting out your property or just taming your wilderness! All aspects of garden services including hard landscaping. Fully insured, friendly advice, free estimates/site visits. Excellent references. Contact Debbie Payne on 07810 420711 (mobile) or visit www.dpgardening.co.uk for more information. A decorating service is also available from Abacus Decorating on 07970209755 or visit www.abacusdecorating.co.uk.

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Tuition Offered

Learn to drive really well with an Advanced Driving Instructor who has been teaching in Oxford for 13 years with a 75% pass rate (national average: 45%). 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. Email: ACzyba@aol.com. Website: www.instructortraining.org.uk.

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Situations Vacant

Wycliffe Hall seeks part-time library cataloguer (casual) for an average of four hours p.w. (times to suit), to catalogue the constant influx of books on to the Hall's heritage library management system. Experience with electronic systems preferred, although training will be given. Self-motivation, enthusiasm and organisation skills desirable. Other duties may be assigned from time to time. Closing date: 15 June. For further details, please contact the College Administrator at helen. mitchell@wycliffe.ox.ac.uk.

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Houses to Let

An Englishman's home is his castle—so the saying goes. We cannot pretend that we have too many castles on offer but if you are seeking quality rental accommodation in Oxford or the surrounding area we may be able to help. QB Management is one of Oxford's foremost letting agents, specialising in lettings to academics, medical personnel, and other professionals. Our aim is to offer the friendliest and most helpful service in Oxford. Visit our website at http://www.qbman.co.uk and view details of all the properties that we have currently available to let. Alternatively, telephone, fax, or email us with details of your requirements and we will do whatever we can without obligation. Tel.: 01865 764533. Fax: 01865 764777. Email: info@qbman.co.uk.

North Oxford Property Services. Specialising in Oxford city centre letting. Established 17 years. We offer quality accommodation for academics and students. If you have a property to rent or you are looking to rent in the city centre then ring our friendly staff or come and visit our central Jericho office. We value your custom. 47 Walton Street, Jericho, Oxford OX2 6BQ. Tel.: 01865 311745. Web: www.oxfordlet.com.

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, good insulation. Downstairs could accommodate wheelchair. Conservatory, garden, ample off-road parking, secure fencing. Fully furnished, china, linen, pans, utensils. £1,200 p.c.m. excl. utilities and services. Deposit £1,600. Tel./Ans./Fax: 01235 834740. Email: diamar@onetel.com.

Attractive coach house with view to let. Idyllically situated coach house, views over Blenheim Park, Woodstock, twice-hourly bus to Oxford. Kitchen, dining/sitting room, bathroom, double bedroom, off-street parking. Newly decorated. Ideal for professional single person or couple. £600 p.c.m. plus bills. Available now. Contact 01993 813569 or 07976 438336.

Beautiful, airy and spacious 3/4-bedroom family house available in Jericho from Oct. 2007–July 2008. Fully furnished and recently refurbished and decorated to a high standard, the house is within easy walking distance of the city centre, central and North Oxford colleges, and university departments and libraries. £1,650 (excl. bills and council tax). For photos and full details of the house and area please see: htttp://myweb.tiscali.co.uk/babedia/housetolet.htm.

East Oxford. Delightful light and airy end-of-terrace furnished house, large sitting/dining room, kitchen, bathroom, three double and one single bedrooms, sunny patio garden, washing machine and dishwasher. Ten min. walk to town centre, shops and restaurants in close proximity. Off-street parking for two cars. Available from late June. Twelve month let. £1,200 p.c.m. Contact 01993 772004 or 07834486483.

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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 for short/long let in extremely quiet, civilised, large Victorian house in this exclusive, leafy, residential Victorian suburb with large, light airy rooms: two lovely fully-furnished ground floor flats with large double bedroom, large single study/bedroom, large drawing room, kitchen, bathroom. Broadband. Back door to terrace and large secluded garden. Off-street parking. Flat 1 available now. Flat 2 available at the end of June. Tel./fax: 01865 552400. Mobile: 07789092274. Email: ss.grosvenor@btinternet.com.

Delightful 2-bedroom unfurnished flat close to train station and Saïd Business School. Light and airy living room, kitchen, two double bedrooms, bathroom and en suite shower room. Secure off-street parking and lovely communal gardens. Would suit academics, graduates or professionals. Non-smokers only. Available mid- Aug./Sept. for minimum 6 months. £1,100 p.c.m. plus utility bills and council tax. Tel.: 07748 964324 Email: cajblacklock@yahoo.co.uk.

Cowley, Boswell Road. Extremely nice ground-floor flat with nice garden. One bedroom plus sofa bed in different room; 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. £550 p.m., council tax, broadband and bills excluded. Tel.: 01865 711577 (6.45 p.m.–8 p.m.). Mobile: 07810 194454. Email: PIERO.PINZA@virgin.net.

North Oxford . One- to two-bedroom apartments, one-bedroom apartments available from June and from July, two- bedroom apartments from July, situated in the heart of Summertown at a stone's throw from shops, restaurants, sport complex and library, with easy access to most University departments. £725 p.c.m. and £825 p.c.m. excl. utility and council tax. All furnished and equipped. Suitable for mature professionals and visiting academics. Tel.: 01865 516144 or email a.fiorentino@ntlworld.com.

Central North Oxford. Close to University Parks and river, 10 min. walk from University science area and 15 min. from Bodleian Library (buses stop at 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. £995 p.c.m. Email: mdy@bioch.ox.ac.uk. Tel.: 01865 512138.

North Oxford . Close to city centre and Summertown, 2-bedroom refurbished flat in quiet street, living-room, kitchen. G.c.h., shower, washer-dryer, separate entrance, off-road parking, no pets, non-smokers. £950 p.c.m. Available for 6 months/1 year. Tel.: 01865 556085.

Large Edwardian one-bedroom ground- floor flat on Woodstock Road in North Oxford, available 1 Sept. to 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. Optional inexpensive car rental. Rent £725 p.m. plus council tax. Phone 01865 559174 or email estone@notes.cc.sunysb.edu after 1 June.

Self-contained 1-double bedroom flat with balcony, situated on Harcourt Hill, overlooking green belt. Within 5 min. of Brookes' campus; bus service to central Oxford. Fully furnished, with c.h. and double-glazing, including very large sitting room, double bedroom with wash hand basin and large fitted wardrobe, fully-equipped modern kitchen and power shower room. Telephone connection with broadband. Parking space for one car. Available from 1 Aug. £580 p.c.m. Tel.: 01865 722373.

Central Oxford (Gloucester Green). Just refurbished. One spacious flat with double bedroom and sitting room. Furnished/unfurnished. £850 p.c.m. Minimum 1-year let. Available mid-/end June. Tel.: 07834 363190.

Self-contained one-bedroom flat, with off- street parking in Headington. £675 p.m. inclusive of all bills except phone. Please call 01865 436671 (evenings) for more details.

Banbury Road, North Oxford. Brand-new 2-bedroom duplex apartment. Open plan lounge/dining area, fully-fitted kitchen with white goods, bedroom/study, bathroom, master bedroom with en suite shower room. Wooden floors throughout communal areas. Allocated parking for one car. £895 p.c.m. Available now. College & County, 116b Cowley Road, Oxford, OX4 1JE. Tel.: 01865 722277. Fax: 01865 200577. www.collegeandcounty.biz.

Temple Cowley. One-bedroom furnished apartments in quiet cul-de-sac. Very convenient for buses and swimming pool. Allocated parking. Non-smoker. £695 p.c.m./£745 p.c.m. Tel.: 01844 279416.

London. Ten min. from British Library. Spacious, quiet and light. For 1–2 persons. Furnished and fully equipped. £250 p.w. Available 7 June–30 Sept. (dates negotiable). Mobile: 07947 198 269.

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Vacation Lets

Summer let. Victorian cottage in North Oxford available for 4 weeks from Sat., 21 July to Sat., 18 Aug. Airport broadband and all mod. cons. One double bedroom, south-facing garden, newly decorated with pine flooring. £400 p.w. Can email photos. Tel.: 01865 553234. Mobile: 07904260636. Email: info@amaritavargas.com.

North Oxford . For rent, 2 July–10 Aug. Very modern 4-bedroom house, just off Woodstock Road, close to Summertown. Large open-plan living area, 3 bathrooms, private garden with small heated pool, off-street parking. £2,000 including utilities. Contact oliver.braddick@psy.ox.ac.uk or 01865 512025.

Summer let. Delightful Victorian 3- bedroom house in central North Oxford conservation area; fully furnished, sunny garden, private parking. Two receptions, kitchen/diner, all mod. cons. Close to city centre and university. No smokers. £450 p.w. June to Sept. (negotiable). Tel.: 01865 512101. E-mail: grantkhayes@btinternet.com.

Central Oxford. Beautiful family house, great location in Jericho, backing onto canal. Five min. walk to the University and main amenities in Oxford. Four bright bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, huge modern kitchen, dining room and sitting room, wireless internet and lovely garden. Totally furnished and the usual appliances are all provided. Available from mid-July to Aug. Please contact cristopher.ballinasvaldes@politics.ox.ac.uk for appointment to view.

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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.

Finders Keepers: for all of your accommodation needs please contact us—Oxford's rental specialist. Tel. 01865 311011. www.finders.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: DVL23@talktalk.net.

Available from 1–30 Sept. (one month only): 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 and internet access. Walking distance from University libraries, museums, science area and colleges. £1,350 p.c.m. including bills. Short-term let only (1–3 months). Contact David Griffiths on 01865 278222 (Mon.–Fri., 9 a.m.–5 p.m.) or email david.griffiths@orinst.ox.ac.uk.

Wyndham Housing Association. The Wyndham Housing Association provides sheltered housing for the elderly. We offer flats for people wishing to live active, independent lives, while being relieved of the burden of housekeeping and maintenance. As a small non-profit making organization, we are able to work closely with residents and their families to ensure that each resident's needs are being met. Contact the Administrator on 01865 511239. www.wyndhamhousing.org.

Quiet furnished flatlet for one n-s gentleman. Overlooking gardens. Bed/sitting room, kitchen/dining room, use of bathroom on same floor. £360 p.m. (£90 p.w.), including c.h. and council tax. Good bus routes. Available from 1 July. Tel.: 01865 768775.

Short-term lets, weekly or monthly, in high quality, spacious, fully-furnished flat. Double bedroom with bathroom, all linen and towels, fully-equipped kitchen, open-plan living area, wireless broadband, Freeview TV. Non-smokers only. Set in grounds overlooking village church, ample parking, totally self-contained annex of private house in Cassington, three miles along A40 from North Oxford. £250 p.w., £800 p.m., includes everything. Email: john.hemingway@blakeproject.com. Tel.: 01865 883991.

Single room near the University parks. Available now. £300 p.m. No bills apart from contributing to gas and electricity. You have TV and internet, also incoming calls. Please call 078869 46376.

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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 call us on 01865 311696, fax us on 01865 511010, email admin@oxfordshortlets.co.uk or visit our website at www.oxfordshortlets.co.uk.

Luxury serviced apartments in the centre of Oxford. Ten per cent discount for all members of, or visitors to, the University of Oxford. Two bedrooms, two bathrooms, fully-equipped kitchen, separate lounge/diner. Computer, printer, Internet access, satellite TV, allocated parking, secure entry system, welcome pack and much more. From as little as £30 per person per night. Minimum of two nights' stay. Contact Ambassador's Oxford on 07795 955918. Email: ambassoxford@btinternet.com. Website: www.ambassadorsoxford.co.uk.

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Office Accommodation Available

North Oxford , Wolfson College, Linton Road. Up to 320 sq. ft. (30 sq. m.) of offices adjacent to its main buildings. The accommodation comprises 2 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: 01865 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.

Furnished house or flat required for visiting professor and spouse for coming academic year, needed from late Sept. 2007 to late June 2008. No children and no pets. Oxford or within reasonable driving distance. Please email godonnel@nd.edu or phone 001 541 14 307 1602.

Mature, quiet, non-smoking, post-doc academic (aged 40), seeking accommodation in Oxford from Sept. for a period of one year. Considerable experience in looking after homes and flats of academics taking sabbatical leave, particularly where special care is required. References available on request. Mobile: 07876 353514.

Academic couple with two children (10 and 7) looking for 2- or 3-bedroom rental in St Nicholas primary school zone, Old Marston, from 1 Aug. for six months (exact dates flexible). Oxford references available. Please contact a.young@auckland.ac.nz.

Academic couple (n-s, with 2 children) on sabbatical visit in the Biochemistry department, Jan.–July 2008, seek furnished 2+-bedroom house/flat ideally in North Oxford or Jericho areas. Happy to house-sit or possibly swap for 3-bedroom house (large garden, sunny, calm) close to Luminy campus, Marseilles. Please write to ewbank@ciml.univ-mrs.fr.

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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.

Holiday home in western France. Situated in Venise Verte, 40 min. from La Rochelle and beaches. Pretty stone cottage in village setting. Sleeps 6. Equipped kitchen, comfortable lounge and 3 bedrooms. Enclosed garden and access to canal network and private punt. Ideal for cycling, walking, boating, fishing, painting, touring. £430 p.w. (high season)—some weeks left! Tel. Linda Eaton on 07919 308912 or 01635 202868. Website: www.arcais.com.

Lot, France. Simple cottage in small village in beautiful Célé valley between Cahors and Figeac. Sleeps 4 (double, twin). Calm, walking, flowers, butterflies'Bikes, including tandem, and canoes available. £150 p.w.: June, Sept., Oct. £300 p.w.: July, Aug. Possibility of French teaching (retired C.E.E./scholarship teacher). For more details and photos please contact johnellis46@yahoo.co.uk.

Watermill, S.W. France. Beautiful self- catering accommodation in converted watermill. Perfect weekend break. You choose your length of stay—from one night upwards. Set in five acres and surrounded by fabulous countryside. Just one hour from Toulouse and within 1½ hours from Bergerac. Lovely medieval village of Lauzerte just 5 km away. Visit www.salazarholidays.com or call Paulette on 0845 8686352 for information and/or brochure.

Spring and summer holidays in Porec Istria. Beautiful spacious apartment in centre of Venetian-style old town. Sea within walking distance. Sleeps 7/8. Heating if necessary. Well equipped for families. Masses to do for all ages. Very cheap Ryanair flights to Pula (40 miles away). From £42 per day for apartment. Email ann.buchanan@socres.ox.ac.uk for further details.

Santa Pola, Alicante, Spain. Two beautiful 2-bedroom beach houses with private terrace available to rent short and long term. Seconds from the beach, within walking distance to the main town and a 10-minute taxi drive from Alicante airport. Transfers available upon request. Please call 01608 646344 or visit our website www.casavistamar.com for rates, pictures and more information.

Beautiful rustic cottage, Las Alpujarras. Sleeps 6 (2 doubles, 1 twin), small swimming pool, wonderful views. Peaceful. Available May–Sept. Email jgray58uk@yahoo.co.uk.

Our Loire Valley, tranquil riverside village house of character near Saumur is unexpectedly available July/Aug. Simply furnished but with all mod. cons.; fishing from the garden; good food, cycling, tennis, etc. nearby. £300 p.w. (incl.) July, £350 p.w. Aug. Sleeps up to six. Further details available from 01993 813569 (evenings) or 07976 438336 (any time).

Haut Languedoc, Southern France. Charming and spacious village house recently renovated and refurbished. Nestled in the hillside of a small village in Haut Languedoc, this is a perfect base from which to enjoy the region—walking, fishing, historic sites, canoeing and coastal resorts all nearby. Two gardens, open plan dining and kitchen, snug with wood burner, family lounge, large bathroom with jacuzzi and shower room, two wc's. Sleeps 6 in three large bright sunny bedrooms and a mezzanine level in the attic room. 1½ hours from several airports including Montpellier, Nîmes, Carcassonne and Toulouse. Short breaks and long-term lets also available. Prices from £350 p.w. For more information and photos go to www.ourfrenchescape.com. To make a booking, or if you have any questions, email info@ourfrenchescape.com or telephone Alex on 07730 889334.

Saint Petersburg vacation let. White nights season. Very spacious two-bedroom flat (sleeps five) in the heart of the historical city centre, 10– 15 min. walk from all main museums, operas and theatres and concert halls. Available now until 25 July. £250 p.w. or £890 p.m. Tel.: 01865 424502. Email: firuza.abdullaeva@orinst.ox.ac.uk.

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House for Sale

Oxford. Superb central location. Exceptional property with 2 bedrooms. Delightful garden. £650,000. Email: postwood@gmail.com.

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