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Oxford University Gazette, 26 July 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 this is the final Gazette of this academic year. 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 20 September 2007

Advertisers are asked to note that Gazette advertising prices will increase from 20 September 2007. 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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Volunteers Sought

Volunteer Guides Required. The Bodleian Library offers local, national and foreign visitors the opportunity to learn more about the historic buildings that form the heart of the University and about the history of the Library's collections from medieval times up to the present day. We have over 200,000 visitors each year for which we provide a range of guided tours and information. For nearly twenty years, these tours have been conducted by a team of enthusiastic and knowledgeable volunteers. We are currently looking to increase our team of Volunteer Guides and are seeking people with an ability and desire to communicate to visitors accurate information in a clear, friendly manner. Full training, information and support will be given. If you are interested in becoming a Bodleian Volunteer Guide, please contact 01865 277216 for more information or an application form.

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Leckford Place School

Leckford Place School is Oxford's new independent day school. Fully co-educational from age 11, the school offers a distinctive new option in independent education for parents and children in Oxfordshire. Scholarships: academic, art and performing arts. All information from the Registrar, Mrs Corinna Hilton, on 01865 302620. www.leckfordplace.com.

Some of that Jazz! A holiday Jazz course for 10–16 year old musicians of all levels. Previous experience of Jazz playing is not essential. An opportunity to enjoy ensemble playing and develop improvisational skills in a fun, relaxed environment. Dates: Summer holidays: 20–23 Aug. Leckford Place School, Oxford (off Woodstock Road). Tel.: Anne Wynne on 01865 302621.

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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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Cafe Zouk

Discover the taste of Mughal India. 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. 135 High Street, Oxford Tel.: 01865 251600. Open: daily 12 p.m. to 2.30 p.m. and 5.30 p.m. to 11.30 p.m. Web site: http://www.cafezouk.co.uk.

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Services Offered

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.

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 voluntary work from Aug. (5 years' publishing/admin experience; BA/MA.) Please contact english_german_translations@yahoo.co.uk. Tel.: 01865 242049.

Bicycles: quick and inexpensive repairs, servicing, new/used bikes, short and long-term cycle hire, student deals, 20% summer repairs (parts and labour) discount to University staff. Free bicycle check-up. Our 2 shops: Oxford city centre: BikeZone (open Mon.–Sat.)— www.BikeZoneoxford.co.uk—6 Lincoln House, Market St, off Cornmarket/Turl St, Oxford. Tel.: 01865 728877. And Summertown Cycles (open 7 days)—www.SummertownCycles.co.uk—200–202 Banbury Rd, Oxford. Tel.: 01865 316885. We stock the full range of bicycle accessories, including high visibility night clothing. Opening hours—see websites. Contact by telephone, or come and see us—visit early, and small repair may be ready the same day. A tax-efficient bicycle purchase method for PAYE staff, using 'Cycle Scheme' (saving upwards of 35%), is available to University employees and can be arranged for college employed staff, also by arrangement with other employers. Please ask our staff and collect a leaflet.

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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

Office Assistant—Oxford. £17k pro rata. Flexible part-time leading to full-time. Valid International specialises in improving the delivery of humanitarian assistance for severely malnourished children. We require a resourceful multi-tasker, well organised who has the ability to prioritise a varied workload. Duties include organising travel and visas, liaising with IT and HR adviser. For more information please see our website: www.validinternational.org. Closing date 3 Aug. 2007.

Part-time FLE teacher required. The European School Culham (www.eursc.eu) caters for children aged 4–19 across 5 language sections: German, English, French, Italian and Dutch. From the age of 6 all pupils are taught a second language which may be English, French or German. The Secondary school requires, to start in Sept., a qualified and experienced teacher of French as a foreign language. This is a part-time post. The successful candidate will teach 3 periods of FLE, 2 periods of moral education and a number of individually timetabled learning support lessons. Flexibility will be required due to the ad hoc nature of the learning support lessons. Deadline for applications: Wed. 22 Aug. Interviews will be held on Thurs. 30 Aug. Applications and CVs should be sent by post to: The School Secretary, European School, Culham, Abingdon, OX14 3DZ.

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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.

Unexpectedly available now. Charming 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. Contact 01993 813569 or 07976 438336.

Sandford-on-Thames. Two-bedroom cottage to let, Oct. 2007–Apr. 2008. Three miles to city centre, near ring road. Fully furnished, double-glazed, all mod. cons., kitchenware, white goods included. Conservatory, maintained gardens, off-road parking. Upstairs bedroom and toilet; downstairs wet room with shower and toilet. Suit professionals/visiting academics. No children or pets. £850 p.c.m., deposit required. Tel.: 01865 778429.

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. £1,000 p.c.m. excl. utilities and services. Deposit £1,600. Tel./Ans./Fax: 01235 834740. Email: diamar@onetel.com.

House to let in France. Sabbatical in Hilary Term 2008? Want to spend some time in rural France? Our house in the Department du Lot, 25 km from Cahors and 110 km from Toulouse, will be available for rent from Jan. to Mar. 2008, precise dates to be negotiated. Four bedrooms, two bathrooms, large living room, fully-equipped kitchen, and broadband line installed. House set in 1 acre of land, with terrace, and extensive views over the attractive village and surrounding countryside. All amenities available within a few mins. walk. Longer let preferred. £250 p.w. Tel.: 0033 565302239 for further information, or email bjdavey@lineone.net.

Central/West Oxford. Victorian, 3-double bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, sitting room, dining room, modern kitchen. Bright and airy. Recently renovated, tastefully furnished, g.c.h., smoke detectors, street parking, garden. 5 min. walk to city centre, colleges, station, schools, riverside walks. Friendly neighbourhood. £1,250 p.c.m., available Sept. Suitable for professionals, couple or family. No pets, no smoking, please. Contact Prof. A. Kahane, on 020 8892 6263 or 07931 301 135. Email: ahuvia.kahane@rhul.ac.uk.

North Oxford newly-built furnished equipped house with 2 bedrooms plus an open plan study, master en suite, family bathroom, living room, kitchen diner, cloakroom, manageable garden, parking. Excellent residential area close to sports, shopping and social amenities and easy access to university departments. 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.

House to let: fully-furnished 3-bedroom, 1-reception room in a city centre location. Potentially up to 6 sharers, families also welcome. Available now. £1,300 p.c.m. excl. of utility bills and council tax if applicable. Tel.: 01856 314814, 07917606095. Email: mayson@chase-uk.com.

Long Hanborough. Attractive, large, part- furnished 3-bedroom house, in quiet location. Easy access to Oxford and A40, and walking distance to train station. Stunning glass roofed lounge and 2 further reception rooms, master bedroom with en suite and large balcony, new bathroom and cloakroom, study and fully-fitted kitchen and utility room. Private courtyard gardens and parking. Available from mid-Sept. £1,600 p.c.m. Email: talltimpw@yahoo.co.uk or Tel.: 01869 350654.

Converted, furnished barn in village north of Oxford, 1 mile from bus. City centre 15 mins. Car advised. Covered parking; large sitting/kitchen area; 2 small bedrooms (one double); bath and shower. Small private garden with view; field edged by stream. Suit quiet academic couple, n-s. £600 p.c.m. Ring Emma now in France 00335 4564 7170. After 11 Aug. 01865 247736.

Newly-furnished family home to let for up to 1 year from Aug. or Sept. Mill Street, very near the station and Saïd Business School, walking distance to city centre and shops; 3 large bedrooms (two en suite), 2 reception rooms, large bathroom, well-equipped, modern kitchen, garden. Two open fireplaces, wooden floors, all 3 bathrooms are newly renovated to a very high standard. Would suit visiting academic and family. Email: bras1544@herald.ox.ac.uk.

London, Dartmouth Park, NW5: fully- furnished spacious Victorian family house (3 bedrooms plus study) with garden available from Sept. to Dec. Lovely residential area a few mins. walk from Hampstead Heath; easy bus or tube ride to British Library / UCL. Wireless broadband connection. £1,600 p.m. plus bills. Contact melissa.danbury@blueyonder.co.uk or 020 7813 4526.

Eighteenth-century house in west Oxfordshire hamlet to let for 1 year from Sept. Five bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, cloakroom, large kitchen, dining room, garden room, sitting room. Twelve miles from Oxford on regular bus route. Four miles from rail link to Oxford and London. One mile from village with good primary school, shop, pub, post office. Easy reach of Chipping Norton, Banbury and Witney. Email: extrap@uk2.net.

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Flats to Let

Central North Oxford: 10 mins. 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. One flat available now, the other from mid-August. Tel./fax: 01865 552400. Mobile: 07789092274. Email: ss.grosvenor@btinternet.com.

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.

North and central north Oxford apartments. North: purpose-built 2 bedrooms (one double/one single) available from Aug. or Sept. £825 p.c.m. Central north: split 3-level studio at £695 p.c.m. and 1-bedroom flat at £775 p.c.m. from Sept. Two- bedroom available from late Sept. £950 p.c.m. Both within a few mins. walk from most departments. Rents excl. utilities and council tax if applicable. Suitable for mature/visiting academics. Tel.: 01865 516144. Email: a.fiorentino@ntlworld.com.

One-bedroom smart, fully-furnished flat in Gloucester Green. £825 p.m. Available 17 Sept. for n-s student. Email: elizabeth@williams2265.fsnet.co.uk. Tel.: 01865 751318.

East Oxford: beautiful light and airy top floor flat in period terrace. Available to rent to responsible tenant (n-s) for up to 12 months from July/Aug. Fully furnished, 1 double bedroom, recently refurbished with traditional wooden floors. Quiet street, 5 mins. walk from Cowley Road, 5 mins. cycle into city centre. £800 p.c.m. plus bills. Contact Jacky Khara. Tel.: 07890 852021. Email: tanyakhara@hotmail.com.

Sunny, quiet 1-bedroom furnished flat to rent from Oct. in friendly Cumnor village, 4 miles from Oxford on regular bus route. Fireplace, c.h., broadband, parking, access to beautiful garden, tennis court. Ideal for postgraduate couple and Ph.D students. Concessionary rent in return for weekly help in the garden. Available to view from Aug. Tel.: 01865 864102.

Central Summertown: basement studio apartment, self-contained with independent access. Ideal location, near cafes, shops, sports centre, buses. Suit single professional, postdoc or graduate. Available from Sept. Bills included except council tax. £470 p.c.m. Tel.: 01865 516446.

Granville Court, London Road, adjacent Brookes University and South Parks; close to town and hospitals: spacious, light 2-bedroom ground floor flat with doors to garden, living-dining, kitchen, bathroom, en suite shower room to larger bedroom. Furnished and in good order throughout, available end July. Would suit a couple or two sharers. £850 p.c.m. Email: dorothymyers@gn.apc.org. Tel.: 01865 512149.

Flat to let: fully-furnished 6-bedroom, 1- reception room flat in a city centre location. Potentially up to 6 sharers, families also welcome. Available now. £2,100 p.c.m. exclusive of utility bills and council tax if applicable. Tel.: 01856 314814, 07917 606095. Email: mayson@chase-uk.com.

St Margaret's Road: modern furnished 2- bedroom apartment over 2 floors of a purpose-built block in central North Oxford. Double bedroom with wall of wardrobes; single bedroom with built-in closet; bathroom with shower in bath and kitchen with washer/drier, fridge/freezer and dishwasher; living room; lock-up garage; use of large communal garden. Available to non-smokers from late Aug. or early Sept. Rent £875 p.c.m. Email: binney@thphys.ox.ac.uk or 01865 760398.

Cowley Rd/East Ave: large, furnished flat, within 5 mins. walk of Magdalen Bridge. Two bathrooms (one en suite), modern kitchen, large sitting/dining room. Secure off-street parking. N-s only. Available from Oct. for 6 months £895 p.c.m. plus bills. Contact Steve on 01865 289240 (w) or 01865 209183 (h) or steven.allender@dphpc.ox.ac.uk.

Central north Oxford: 10 mins. walk from city centre, all main university buildings, hospital departments and parks, available for long rent from Sept. at £725 p.m. Victorian house in quiet, leafy, residential suburb with a large secluded garden. Second floor furnished apartment; 2 spacious, light and airy rooms; well-equipped kitchen facing the garden; bathroom and hall; extra utility room on the landing. Email: hon@research.haifa.ac.il.

A nice self-contained flat in Botley to rent. Contains a bedroom, bathroom and kitchen with c.h. All appliances (fridge, microwave, washing machine) and broadband are available. Rent £450 inclusive of gas and water. Suitable for a single person (n-s). Please call 01865 433646 or 07910 395506. Email: drgyang@gmail.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.

Visiting academics welcomed for short or long stays in comfortable home of semi-retired academic couple, situated in quiet, exclusive, leafy central north Oxford within walking distance of main university buildings, town centre, parks, river, shops and restaurants. Rooms have colour TV, tea, coffee and kettle, refrigerator and microwave, c.h. and independent heating, broadband. Very moderate terms, linen, cleaning and breakfast included. Tel.:/fax: 01865 557879. Email: DVL23@talktalk.net.

Quiet room available in Victorian house, centrally situated close to Magdalen Bridge and University sports grounds. Use of kitchen, bathroom and garden with patio. Bed linen and towels provided. £520 p.m. (including broadband). Email: poswood@gmail.com.

Flat-share, central/north Oxford. Spacious, sunny, quiet flat, broadband, washer-drier, TV, dvd player, video. Ample storage. Off-street parking. Suitable for academic, postgraduate student or professional. Tel.: 01865 511555 or 07866 653619.

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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. 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

Office accommodation in Oxford: North Oxford, 5 min. from St Giles'. Detached garden bungalow with private access, 4 rooms and amenities. Alternatives: a suite of 3 rooms, another of 2 rooms. Facilities complete—BT, NTL, fax outlets, broadband, car-parking. Quiet location. Tel.: 01865 511111.

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Accommodation Sought

Going abroad? Or just thinking of letting your property? QB Management is one of Oxford's foremost letting agents and property managers. We specialise in lettings to both academic and professional individuals and their families, and have a constant flow of enquiries from good quality tenants seeking property in the Oxford area. If you would like details of our services, or if you simply need some informal help and advice without obligation, telephone us: 01865 764533, fax us: 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.

Nice tenants for nice landlords. Relocating from north Yorkshire. Need 2/3 bed flat or house. Garden bonus. Six–12 months. Unfurnished. The nearer to town, the better. To £2,000 p.c.m. No pets, children or smoking. Full references. Aideen.reid@btinternet.com or 01653 628494.

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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.

Paris. We (college fellow and friend) have a beautiful, well-equipped, privately-run one-bedroom flat, very central in the Marais, in a beautiful pedestrianised square. Close to Place des Vosges. First floor, large sitting room with en suite kitchen, bedroom and bathroom (shower). Short or medium lets. See www.ajparisflats.com for more details or email joe.chamberlain@tiscali.co.uk.

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.

Cornwall: sea views (upstairs) to Land's End and Scilly Isles. Delightful, rural, traditional, tranquil, comfortable cottage (sleeps 2–4) in hamlet (St Just 1 2/3 miles) to let for holidays or longer periods; wonderful walking and sandy beaches. Light living area has huge inglenook fireplace (multi-fuel stove) and slate flooring; well-equipped galley kitchen (dishwasher, etc.); modern bathroom, 2 bedrooms (one is small); night storage heaters. Reasonable rates. Email: evwalker2000@yahoo.co.uk. Tel.: 07739 107043.

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Houses for Sale

Stone cottage in a quiet village location, 8 miles from Oxford centre. Comprises kitchen/dining room, lounge with beams, stonework and multi-fuel stove, utility room, 2 double and one single bedrooms, bathroom. Small garden with parking for one car. C.h. Good order throughout with many features. £295,000. Telephone Catherine or Paul on 01865 331019 (evening) or 07808915925. Email: pandcchester@btinternet.com.

For sale in Italy. Beautiful properties in Tuscany, Sardinia and the Roman countryside. Also holiday properties for rent in Tuscany and Sardinia. For details contact angelaharwood@talktalk.net or call 07770 738977.

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