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Oxford University Gazette, 22 June 2007 : Advertisements


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Respondents to advertisements are asked to note the following, which is an extract from the Terms and Conditions of acceptance of advertisements:

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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Gazette publication arrangements

Advertisers are asked to note that the remaining Gazettes of this academic year will be published on 28 June, 12 July and 26 July. Publication for 2007–8 will begin on 20 September. The usual deadline will continue to apply (see above).

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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.

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OUS Travel Programme 2007–8

The new OUS summer travel brochure for trips in 2007–8 is now available. Travel with like-minded people on interesting trips, accompanied by expert Oxford scholars. There is a wide variety of destinations, including an Adriatic and Mediterranean Cruise with our new partner, Regent Seven Seas Cruises. Tours to the Galapagos and Libya are also back by popular demand. For a copy of the new brochure, please email travel@ousoc.ox.ac.uk or see our website: http://www.alumni.ox.ac.uk/services/travel/index.htm.

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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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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.

In Oxford over the summer? Siren Conservation Education seeks work experience volunteer for 2–3 days a week. See www.siren.org.uk for an introduction to our work. Your tasks could include researching and preparing festival exhibits, making costumes or sourcing materials for children's activities, sending out invitations, and representing Siren at events. You could also be involved in researching new project proposals and funding applications. Contact Nancy at nancy@siren.org.uk. Tel.: 01865 794343.

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Authors Sought

The Silver Voice is a new nationwide literary magazine launching Sept. Submit short stories and poetry–£250 if published on paper. No publish no pay. All topics considered. Award given to best genre and best overall. Online voting for best writer. Visit our website: www.thesilvervoice.com for further details. Stories must be 3,000–5,000 words. Subscription: £35 per year (12 issues). Paper entries/subscriptions to 1 Hine Road, Taunton, Somerset, TA1 4NE.

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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.

Wood carving: repairs, lettering, sculpture. Oxford wood carver John Milnes offers repairs and restorations (choir stalls, carved furniture, figures, etc.), letter cutting and design, coats of arms, name boards, sculpted figures. Advice on design and conservation. Tel.: 01865 245751 or 07779 431246. Web: www.oxfordcarving.co.uk.

Qualified translator (Diploma in Translation IoL) offers English to German translation services at affordable prices. Letters, leaflets, short websites, etc. Also looking for temporary and/or voluntary work from Aug. (5 years' publishing/admin experience; BA/MA.) Please contact english_german_translations@yahoo.co.uk. Tel.: 01865 242049.

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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

General Manager. One of the South East region's foremost creative presenting and producing organisations is seeking to recruit a General Manager responsible for fundraising, marketing and general administration. OCM presents the best in new music across a wide range of genres including cross art form and site-specific events. We are looking for an enterprising individual with an enthusiasm for our work, excellent proven fundraising and marketing skills and the ability to think and plan creatively. Salary £22,000–£25,000 depending on experience. You can phone for an informal chat and we are happy to provide information in a format to suit you. OCM is taking positive action to diversify its team and we welcome applicants with a disability or from an ethnic minority. For application details, visit www.ocmevents.org/about/jobs, call 01865 488369 or write to Jo Ross, OCM, Westminster Institute of Education, Harcourt Hill, Oxford. OX2 9AT. Email: jo@ocmevents.org.

Editorial Assistant required for the British Journal of Cancer. The journal is run electronically so computer literacy is needed as well as a good knowledge of English grammar. Scientific background an advantage. The post is part-time, with an office on Roosevelt Drive, Oxford and offers flexibility of hours and good working conditions. Please apply in the first instance by email to joanne.ferrier@ceu.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.

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.

North Oxford . Newly-built furnished and equipped house with two bedrooms, one study, master en suite, family bathroom, living room, kitchen/diner, cloakroom. Manageable garden, parking. Excellent residential area close to sport, shopping and social amenities. Best suited for small family, couples, professionals and visiting academics. Available from Sept. £995 p.c.m. plus utilities and council tax if applicable. Tel.: 01865 516144. Email: a.fiorentino@ntlworld.com.

Taston, near Charlbury. Beautiful, large, fully-furnished, totally secluded, seventeenth-century Cotswold cottage for rent from 20 Sept. to Apr., from academic family. F.c.h., and only 25 min. from Oxford by car or train. Four bedrooms. Only £650 p.c.m. plus bills. Ideal for research or graduate students needing sanctuary. For more info contact Ed at eebutler@onetel.com.

Hayfield Road. Exceptional position: quiet no through road. Unspoilt Victorian terrace house. Walk to city centre. Charming furnished accommodation, oak floors, original fireplaces. Delightful garden: roses, clematis. Two connected living rooms, two bedrooms, loft conversion (third bedroom/study). Kitchen with dining area: washer/drier, dishwasher. Bath/shower. Street parking. Near shop, canal, Port Meadow. £1,350 p.c.m. Private let, up to 1 year. No smoking. Email: prscott@ntlworld.com. Tel.: 01865 438883.

Attractive modern townhouse in Central North Oxford, close to canal and Port Meadow. Four bedrooms (two en suite), family bathroom, modern kitchen fitted with all electrical appliances. Pleasant conservatory overlooking garden and Meadow. Garage. 1.5 miles from University, close to bus route, schools, Summertown and Jericho shops and amenities. Unfurnished. Available from 1 Aug., £1,795 p.c.m. Please contact Rob on 07816 835520 or email rrobertson2002@aol.com.

North Oxford . Four-double-bedroom house in quiet cul-de-sac. One bathroom with bath and shower, one bathroom with shower. Light and airy. Furnished. Recently refurbished. Off-road parking, garden. Five min. walk from bus stop (bus service to city centre). Available 1 Sep. £1,300 p.c.m. excl. utility bills and council tax. Email rogers73h@hotmail.com or call 01865 453608 or 07881 890741.

East Oxford. Bright, airy, well-maintained semi-detached house with two double bedrooms and one single bedroom/study, kitchen/diner and living room. All mod. cons. including dishwasher and wifi, wood laminate flooring, furnished to extremely high standard and recently decorated. Attractive low maintenance back garden. On quiet, safe, no-through road within 2 miles of city centre and half mile of Cowley centre shops and Iffley village and loch. Large double garage. Off- and on-road parking. Easy access to ring road, A34 and M40. Available from 20 Aug. Twelve-month let. £1,050 p.m. (excl. council tax and bills). Contact 01865 772610 or 07966 201470.

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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.

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.

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.

North and Central North Oxford, furnished apartments. Central North Oxford: split-level studio, £695 p.c.m. from Sept. North and Central North: one-bedroom flat, £725–£795 p.c.m. from July, Aug. or Sept. North and Central North: two bedrooms, one double/one single, £795–£950 p.c.m. from July, Aug. or Sept. Add utilities/council tax where applicable. All convenient for most university departments, social/sporting facilities. Best suited for mature professionals/visiting academics. Tel.: 01865 516144. Email: a.fiorentino@ntlworld.com.

North Oxford . Flat to let from 1 Aug. Suitable for up to three people, graduates or professionals. Large furnished flat: 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, hall with storage areas, kitchen, lounge/dining area. One secure allocated parking space. Minimum rental 1 year. £1,200 p.c.m. exclusive of utility bills and local taxes. Call Jason on 07740 101664 or 01865 311279 for further information or to make an appointment to view.

North Oxford (off Woodstock Road). Spacious, comfortable flat with two large double bedrooms looking out onto quiet courtyard. Available Aug. for 6-month let or longer. Visiting academic short let considered. Two bathrooms (one en suite), modern kitchen, large sitting room/dining room. All tastefully furnished. Private off-street parking. Non-smokers only. £830 p.m. Contact ernesto.macaro@edstud.ox.ac.uk. Tel.: 01865 513739 (evenings).

Cowley Road/St Clement's. Available July. Large, recently refurbished flat (unfurnished), within 4 min. walk of Magdalen Bridge. Three bedrooms, large sitting room, separate dining room, fully-fitted kitchen, bathroom, shower room and separate toilet. Off-peak c.h., double-glazed throughout. £895 p.c.m., no deposit. Email: cuckoopens@aol.com. Tel.: 07980 796009.

Summertown studio to let. Attractive position and furnishing. Compact, light, first-floor studio flat with fully- equipped kitchen area (Bosch appliances) and well-appointed shower room. BT phone and TV points. Rent includes gas, electricity and council tax. Good security. Would suit single n-s academic or professional person. Available late July. £675 for minimum six months' lease, negotiable for longer let. Two months' deposit. Tel.: 01865 452821.

Upper Wolvercote. Light and spacious 2- bedroom flat with stunning views over Port Meadow. Quiet location, yet on regular city centre bus route. Fully furnished, with well-equipped kitchen, c.h. garage, etc. Available June for long-term let to professional/academic couple. £800 p.c.m. Tel.: 01993 849408.

Pleasant flat to rent in quiet Temple Cowley. One bed, reasonable rent, close to amenities, newly refurbished, access to garden, dedicated parking. No smokers, no pets, usual references required. Short or long let considered. Contact catherine150@btinternet or 01865 711550.

From Sept. Gorgeous bijou studio flat in Central North Oxford/Jericho available for rent. Ideally suitable for single person (occasional double) use as a pied-à-terre. Self-contained with its own entrance from the street it offers studio room with broadband, fridge, kettle, toaster and microwave, with adjoining shower room. Available Sept. for one year. £650 p.c.m. fully inclusive. Email: sal.sally@virgin.net. Mobile: 078125 69096. Tel.: 01865 316006.

Two-bedroom flat adjacent to Brookes University. Reasonably spacious, airy. £900 p.c.m. Contact dorothymyers@gn.apc.org.

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.

Headington. Overlooking golf course, one mile from city centre. Close to hospitals, fully-furnished two-bedroom flat with garage to let to n-s tenants. Available from Aug. Would suit visiting acacemics. £700 p.c.m. Tel.: 01865 279182 or email christine.peters@queens.ox.ac.uk.

Two properties: 1.) A brand new 1- bedroom first-floor furnished apartment. Open plan living room, kitchen and double bedroom with en suite. Available now at £795 p.c.m. 2.) A brand new 2-bedroom ground-floor unfurnished apartment. Open plan living room, super modern kitchen and en suite, available June at £895 p.c.m. Both apartments in Headington, ideal for professional single person/couple. Please call Finders Keepers on 01865 200012.

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Vacation Let

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.

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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.

Witney, Madley Park. First-floor flat share available. Modern flat near Witney town centre. Bus stop right outside the front door. Furnished double bedroom available, with use of large living/dining room, kitchen and bathroom. Parking space for one car. Available now. £325 p.c.m. plus bills. Non-smokers only. No pets. For more information contact Sam on 07818 833382 (6–9 p.m.) or email samantha.avison@peugeotmail.co.uk.

Furnished top floor rooms (self contained). Near Folly Bridge, Grandpont, central Oxford. Bedroom, bathroom, kitchenette/living room. Non smoking. Help with dog appreciated. £495 p.m. incl. Tel.: 01865 245751 or 07779 431246. Email: milnes@beeb.net.

Jericho. Large sunny rooms to let. N-s mature quiet graduate male. Available July. £360 p.m. Tel.: 01865 512540. Email: rainbowlotus@lycos.com.

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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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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.

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/business couple seeks superior rental accommodation from Sept./Oct., including two bedrooms and large study, preferably near to city centre and for two years. Email: george.bowen@queens.ox.ac.uk. Mobile: 07711418627.

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.

Friendly married couple looking for lodging or house-sitting opportunity from Aug. for 6 months (flexible). We are responsible, quiet, tidy, n-s graduate students and would require broadband access. Shorter or longer lets will be considered. Can do some housework and/or gardening. Reference available upon request. Contact: Nicola and Benedict Wagner-Rundell. Tel.: 01865 240662. Mobile 07702 192350. Email: nicola.wagner-rundell@new.ox.ac.uk.

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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.

Nature and culture retreats. Greece (Summer) and India (Christmas/New Year). Undiscovered and unspoilt locations; accommodation in villas in the historic, coastal village of Ancient Epidaurus (Greece) and luxury eco-cottages by the rainforest on the foothills of the majestic Western Ghats mountains in South India; nature walks; authentic food; variety of activities; opportunities to experience local culture; small group and friendly atmosphere! Organiser: Anastasia Economou (DPhil, Oxon). Tel.: 01865 510270. Email: gaiatrails@yahoo.co.uk. Web: www.gaiatrails.com.

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).

Andalucia Cabo de Gata Natural Park. Unspoilt beaches, wonderful walks. House to let, sleeps 6. Large, spacious architect designed, sea views. In quiet village. Available July to Sept. Good price. Tel.: 01865 512540. Email: rainbowlotus@lycos.com.

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House for Sale

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

11 Varsity Place, John Towle Close, OX1 4TZ. £199,950. A two-bedroom flat with parking space in central yet quiet location (New Hinksey), available now with no onward chain. Telephone Cluttons LLP on 01865 261233.

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Retirement Flat for Sale

Charming ground floor retirement flat in Summertown off Woodstock Road. Delightful garden view, one bedroom, living room with bar-kitchen, bathroom. Warden-assisted, with food and all mod. cons. and maintenance provided. £60,000 plus £600 p.m. Tel.: 01865 558862 or email barbara.harriss-white@qeh.ox.ac.uk.

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