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Oxford University Gazette, 10 July 2008 : 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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Gazette publication arrangements

Advertisers are asked to note that the final Gazette of this academic year will be published on 24 July. Publication for 2008–9 will begin on 25 September. The usual deadline will apply (see above).

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Events at the Ashmolean

National Archaeology Week. Family day: 'It's all Greek to you!' Sat., 19 July, 2–4 pm. Meet Pythagoras and Homer, enjoy an afternoon of everything ancient Greek. Crafts, activities, handling ancient objects, and more! Free. Headley Lecture Theatre.

Drawing figures with brush and ink with Weimin He, artist in residence. Sun., 20 July, 1–4 pm. A workshop for those interested in exploring new mediums and tools for drawing figures. All materials provided, £15. Headley Lecture Theatre.

Children's drama workshop: 'Every picture tells a story'. Fri., 25 July, 10.30 am–4 pm. Using a painting from the collection, work with Theatre Without Walls to recreate the picture and build a dramatic story around the scene. Ages 5 and above. Free. Headley Lecture Theatre.

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Recruitment of Honorary Treasurer

Oxfordshire Rural Community Council seeks Honorary Treasurer. ORCC aims to improve quality of life for all in rural Oxfordshire, guided by principles of community development—helping people help themselves. Seeking a financial 'critical friend' to support finance manager and trustees, oversee financial management, plan and set budgets. Some experience in commercial sector useful. Should have an interest in rural communities and ability to work as part of team. Board and Finance Sub- committee meetings each held 6 times per annum during day (times flexible), plus other ad hoc involvement by email, phone, occasional visits. Possible to split into 2 roles: internal auditor and Hon Treasurer. More details: Linda Watson or Ann Tweney, 01865 883488, orcc@oxonrcc.org.uk. Web: www.oxonrcc.org.uk.

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Print Exhibition

Elizabeth Harvey-Lee, print dealer, invites you to a selling exhibition of 'Cats and other creatures: artists' original prints of animals, thematic and incidental, from the 15th–20th centuries'. Over 180 items spanning 5 centuries offered. Includes works by (chronologically) Dürer, Goltzius, Jacques de Gheyn, Rembrandt (Turbaned soldier on horseback; Virgin and child with the cat and snake), Castiglione, Cornelis Visscher (The large cat), Ostade, Hogarth, Goya, Géricault, Delacroix, Daumier, Manet, Steinlen, Picasso (L'abreuvoir from Les saltimbanques), Matisse, Foujita, Robert Bevan (Horse mart, Barbican), Edmund Blampied, Agnes Miller Parker, Stanley Anderson, Robert Colqhuoun, Julian Trevelyan, Richard Shirley-Smith, Elizabeth Blackadder and others. Fully illustrated 72-page quarto catalogue available, £10 by post. Exhibition runs Sat., 12 July–Sun., 20 July, open daily 10 am–5 pm (except closed Thurs., 17) at the gallery, 1 West Cottages, Middle Aston Rd, North Aston, OX25 5QB. Tel.: 01869 347164. Email: north.aston@btinternet.com.

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Conference

Green Economics Institute Conference. Civilisation: the first 10,000 years—an audit. Economics in an age of uncertainty and instability. Including sessions on green procurement and the greening of business; carbon reduction and climate change; women and poverty; lower growth economics; and biodiversity and species loss. Thurs., 17, Fri., 18 and Sat., 19 July, Mansfield College, Oxford University. Speakers include Dimitri Zenghelis, Office of Climate Change and Cisco; Matti Romani, co-author, Stern Report; Miriam Kennet, Director GEI, Editor IJGE; Professor Paul Ekins, Green Fiscal Institute, Policy Studies Institute; Professor Jack Reardon, USA Equity Markets; Professor Gustavo Vargas, University of Mexico; Hendrik van den Berg, University of Nebraska; Dr Maria Alejandra Madi, University of Campinas, Brazil; Dr Amit Joyti Sen, Indian Institute of Management. Must pre-register/pre-pay (£79 per day, concessions £38). For further information and booking, contact events@greeneconomicsinstitute.eu or visit www.greeneconomics.org.uk.

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Oxford University Newcomers' Club

The Oxford University Newcomers' Club at the University Club, 11 Mansfield Rd, OX1 3SZ, welcomes the wives, husbands and partners of visiting scholars, graduate students and newly appointed academic members of the University. We offer help, advice and information and the opportunity to meet others socially. Informal coffee mornings are held in the Club every Wed. 10.30–12 noon from 0th week to 9th week, both inclusive. Newcomers with children (0–4) meet every Fri. in term 10.15–11.45. We have a large programme of events with tours of colleges, museums and other places of interest. Other term-time activities include an art group, book group, informal conversation group, garden group, antiques group and an opportunity to explore Oxfordshire. Visit our website: www.ox.ac.uk/staff.

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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 St, Witney, Oxon. Open Mon.–Fri. 9.30 am–5 pm, Sat. 10 am–4 pm. 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 St, Chipping Norton, Oxon, OX7 5AD. Tel.: 01608 641692.

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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 worldwide), binding, fax bureau, colour photocopying, mailing services and much more. Contact or visit Mail Boxes Etc., 266 Banbury Rd, Oxford. Tel.: 01865 514655. Fax: 01865 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 Limited: tree care specialists; local authority-approved contractors; fully insured and qualified; tree stump removal. Reports, surveys, free advice and quotations. Tel.: 0845 458 2980 or 07976 261850.

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.

Learn to drive really well with an Advanced Driving Instructor who has been teaching in Oxford for 13 years with a 75 per cent pass rate (national average: 45 per cent). Free 1 hour when you book your first 2-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.

Links Communication, Ltd—mobile phone shop. As well as mobile phones, we offer a huge range of the latest mobile phone accessories. We also unlock and repair mobile phones. PC and laptop repairs, upgrades, support and services. No fix, no fee. Western Union money transfer now available. Open 10 am–9 pm, 7 days a week. Links Communication, Ltd, 33 High St, Oxford. Tel.: 01865 204207. Website: www.linkscom.co.uk.

Hope Services, UK Typesetters. Hope Services is a family-run typesetting company established over 35 years ago. Based in the heart of Oxfordshire, we specialise in the styling and production of published material. We regularly work on all styles of publications, such as early learning teaching titles; single-author first-time novels and novellas; academic law books and journals; and social, financial and technical reports. We would be happy to discuss and develop your ideas, and provide you with an individual quote for any potential work. Please feel free to contact us at Hope Services (Abingdon) Ltd. Tel.: 01235 530439. Web: www.hopeservices.co.uk. Email: mark.harvey@hopeservices.co.uk.

Chauffeur services at taxi prices! Looking for a reliable, experienced, chauffeur service to take you or your VIP guests to airports, business venues or for private travel? Comfortable Mercedes-Benz E320 Avantgarde or 6-seater MPV available. Fully licensed and insured. Friendly, personal service. Sample prices: Oxford to Heathrow, £68; Eurostar, £90; Cambridge, £135. Call Clive Roberts on 07917 566077 (mobile) or 01865 778608, or email cliveroberts@talktalk.net to discuss your requirements.

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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.

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Situations Vacant

kids@Art/Art4Age, the Oxford Artweeks' educational charity, is looking for a part-time (6 hours p.w.) Project Co-ordinator. The post will include fund raising and liaising with schools and old people's homes to arrange artists' residencies. Please contact mary@moser.demon.co.uk for further details.

PHP, MYSQL Web Developer. We are looking for a full-time developer with at least 2 years' experience to join our successful in-house team based in Banbury. You must be friendly and reliable. Please call James on 01295 757142 or email james@omlet.co.uk.

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Situation Sought

Experienced freelance PA/secretary. Excellent knowledge of word, Excel and PowerPoint. Can work from fully equipped home office in Oxford or at your location. Also available for copy typing and formatting of theses, dissertations, spreadsheets and presentations. Reasonable rates. Tel.: 07860 194819.

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Home Exchange

Home exchange offered: Christmas in sunny Noosa, Sunshine Coast, Australia. Professional couple, coming to Oxford for birth of grandchild, offers modern, 3/4-bedroom home with sea views, all mod cons, 5 mins. walk to beach, in exchange for house/flat in Oxford/Oxfordshire for 1–2 months (mid-Nov.–Dec.). View home: www.homeforexchange.com ID 14706. Email: frank_maria@bigpond.com. Tel.: (Australia) 61 7 54554694.

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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 www.qbman.co.uk and view details of all the properties that we currently have 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.

Available early Aug. Detached, chalet- style house, Sutton Courtenay, Oxfordshire (cul-de-sac in quiet village). Large sitting room, dining room, study/playroom/fourth bedroom, sunroom, 3 double bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, fitted kitchen with all machines. Patio and gardens, garage, off-road parking, secure fencing and gates. Fully furnished with all china, pans, utensils, linen, bed linen, etc. Rent £1,200 p.c.m., deposit £1,600. Council tax (2008) £1,682.60. Tel.: 01235 (+44 1235) 834740. Email: diamar@onetel.com.

Comfortable family house, New Osney, 4 mins. walk to train station. By river and park. Fully furnished. Patio garden, 3 bedrooms, study, large living room and kitchen. Available for 5 weeks: Thurs., 23 July–28 Aug., £1,200 all in. Contact Ruth: +44 (0)1865 241349 or ruth.mayne@ntlworld.com.

North Oxford . Fully refurbished and extended house. Would suit family or professionals. Four bedrooms, 3 bath/shower rooms, kitchen/dining room, sitting room. Convenient access to University, hospitals, good schools, bus routes and parks. Easy to maintain, secluded, sunny, landscaped garden, garage and parking. Available for short let, unfurnished. Photograph and/or viewing available on request. N-s. Rent £2,000 p.c.m. Email: christine.bond@zoo.ox.ac.uk.

Blenheim Palace on your doorstep: a 300- year-old, 3/4-double-bedroom, stone townhouse for rent. Fully furnished, kitchen (incl. washing machine, dishwasher, range oven), dining for 12, living room, cellar, stunning master bedroom with en suite and exposed beams into the roof. Wi-Fi, cable TV. One minute to butcher, pub, post office, buses to Oxford. Rent £1,300 p.m., o.n.o. Available Sept., 12-month contract. Details and photos: 01993 813624 or duncanpwebb@mac.com.

A charming, detached, 2-bedroom, Cotswold stone cottage is available from Aug. for rent in the peaceful, sought- after village of Wootton (near Woodstock, 7 miles from Oxford). The cottage has a wood-burning stove alongside background electric heating and a well- tended garden. Suitable for a n-s single professional or a visiting academic couple, £795 p.c.m. A summer house containing a Japanese-style room is also available (additional £100 p.c.m.). Contact: 01865 326138, J.Suzuki@rl.ac.uk.

North Oxford . Recently built, bright houses—a choice of 2/3 and 3/4 bedrooms, all with 2 bathrooms, cloakroom, kitchen/diner or lounge/diner, garden and off-street parking, £1,095–£1,295 from Aug./Sept. Rents excl. utilities and council tax. Furnished and equipped. Best suited to professionals and visiting academic families. Tel.: 01865 516144. Email: a.fiorentino@ntlworld.com.

Beckley: English village life at its best. Enjoy panoramic views over Otmoor from this 4-bedroom, 3-bath, fully furnished stone cottage. Six-month let, 9 Sept.–9 Mar. (somewhat flexible). Four-oven Aga, large stone fireplace, geothermal heating, £2,000 p.m. excl. utilities and council tax. Twice-monthly cleaning service and gardening are included. Email: annhenman@onetel.com.

Grandpont, Oxford: 3-bedroom house to let, fully furnished, in quiet location close to city centre, third road from Folly Bridge. Comprising living room, dining room, kitchen, utility, g.f., WC, first-floor bathroom, garden, and permit parking. Available Jan. 2009, £1,100 p.c.m., excl. of utilities and council tax. Long let preferred. Tel.: 07725 860164. Email: architectcjl@yahoo.com.

Beautifully renovated stone cottage in the heart of Charlbury, a few mins. walk to the main line station (Oxford 12 mins., London 70 mins.). Two double bedrooms, lovely bathroom with tub and shower, new kitchen (July 07). Peaceful office/study set in lovely gardens with views of Wychwood forest. Large stone-built utility/boot room in grounds. Off-street parking. Available furnished or unfurnished from Sept., £850 p.c.m. Call Antony on 07766 166021.

North Oxford . Family house in Apsley Rd. Close to Summertown shops and easy bus access to University, hospital and city centre. Near excellent local schools. Three bedrooms, bathroom, separate toilet, 2 large reception rooms, breakfast room, kitchen, utility room, downstairs toilet and shower room. Fully furnished and equipped. Ideal for visiting academic family. Available from Sept., £1,200 p.c.m. (excl. local council tax). Contact Dr Shepstone at b.shepstone@btinternet.com or 01865 558889.

Four-bedroom house in leafy neighbourhood, very close to John Radcliffe Hospital with easy access to the University, Oxford colleges and city centre. From Aug., for the academic year. Well decorated, 4 bedrooms (3 doubles and 1 single) plus 1 study/office, 1 bathroom, 1 WC. Large living room, large kitchen/diner, large garden, g.c.h. Ideal for a family. Furnished. Rent £1,500. Contact: dapo.akande@law.ox.ac.uk or 01865 278906.

Three-bedroom, furnished, terraced house in quiet part of Kidlington, available to rent from 7 July. Small garden front and back, garage and designated parking space. Located near shops and 10 mins. walk from local schools. Playground nearby. Bus stop to central Oxford 5 mins. walk. Property suitable for couple or young family. Short- and long- term leases considered, £900 p.c.m. For details, please email portland.jo38@yahoo.co.uk.

Bright, airy, semi-detached house. Two double bedrooms, 1 single bedroom/study, kitchen/diner, living room. Fully furnished to extremely high standard, recently decorated. Attractive, low- maintenance garden. Quiet, no-through road, within 2 miles of city centre, half mile of Cowley centre shops and Iffley village. Double garage. Off-road parking. Easy access to ring road. Available end Aug., 12-month let, £1,150 p.m. Contact emma@turniton.co.uk or 01235 533679.

House in east Oxford, just off Iffley Rd. Close to shops, bus and town centre (1.5 miles). Owner's former home. Furnished. One larger and 1 smaller double bedroom and study/attic room with telephone point. Large kitchen and sunny sitting room. Delightful garden. Suit professional couple with need for study space. Short-hold tenancy for 1 year initially, offered from 20 July, £1,175 p.c.m. Tel.: 01908 542409.

North Oxford . Large, 4-bed, 2-bath house, available mid-Sept. Walk to Summertown. Good schools, large private garden, £1,850, incl. council tax. Contact: northoxford24@yahoo.com.

Central/west Oxford, Victorian mid- terrace, 3 double bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, sitting room, dining room, modern kitchen. Great condition, tastefully furnished, g.c.h., smoke detectors, garden. Bright and airy. Friendly neighbourhood, 5 mins. walk to city centre, colleges, station, schools, riverside walks. Available Aug./Sept., £1,250 p.c.m. Suitable for visiting academics, couple or family. No pets, n-s, please. Contact Professor A Kahane. Tel.: 020 88926263 or 07931 301135. Email: ahuvia.kahane@rhul.ac.uk.

A charming, fully furnished, Victorian 3- bedroom cottage to let. Suitable for family or 3 professional/postgraduate sharers. Currently occupied by owners. Comprising living room, dining room, kitchen, first-floor bathroom, 70ft low-maintenance garden. Hardwood flooring throughout, broadband. In quiet location on Mill St, 3 mins. walk to railway station and Business School, 10 mins. to city centre. Available mid- Aug., 12-month let, £1,250 p.c.m. excl. utilities and council tax. Contact: 07789 712644.

South Oxford, walking distance from city centre, near park with heated swimming pool, playground, tennis courts, etc. Lovely 3-bedroom house belonging to academic family, newly renovated, fully furnished (including piano), sitting room, large kitchen/diner, bathroom with Jacuzzi and shower, 2 WCs, g.c.h., double glazing throughout, large south- facing garden and patio. Off-street parking. Available from end Aug./1 Sept., £1,300 p.m. Would suit family. No agents. Email: rosasolinas@utvinternet.com.

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Flats to Let

Central north Oxford: 10 mins. walk city centre, main University buildings, parks, close to river. Available now. Short/long let in extremely quiet, civilised, large Victorian house in exclusive, leafy, residential Victorian suburb. Large, light airy rooms. Lovely fully furnished ground-floor flat. Large double bedroom, large single study/bedroom, large drawing room, newly refurbished modern kitchen, bathroom. Broadband, large secluded garden, off-street parking. Tel./fax: 01865 552400. Mobile: 07789 092274. Email: ss.grosvenor@btinternet.com.

Ethical letting? Some have suggested this is an oxymoron; not so—College and County have quietly established themselves as a contemporary lettings and property management company with a more European, partnership approach within the Oxford market. We look after over 250 properties within the city and are experienced in meeting the needs of academics both as clients and applicants. For more information, call 01865 722722 or go to www.collegeandcounty.biz.

Two-bedroom, brand-new, ground-floor flat, Jericho, available for 1 year or less. Fully furnished. Built by Berkeley Homes, finished to exceptional standard. Garden, all appliances, walk to University, near best schools, parks, quiet, easy to maintain, under-floor heating, 2 full bathrooms (1 off master bedroom), linen, dishes, £1,390 p.m. Allocated inside parking additional £150 p.m. Contact A. Gaston: gaston@cyberus.ca. Tel.: +1 613 745 1368 (Canada) or John Mackrell (Oxford) 01865 775567.

To let—Marston. Fully furnished, second-floor flat, recently redecorated. Lounge/diner, 2 bedrooms, kitchen, bathroom. Conveniently situated for local shops, the JR Hospital and buses to the city centre. Economy 7 c.h. Garage and off-street parking. Rent £875 p.c.m. excl. bills. Now available. Enquires: 01865 554137.

North and central north Oxford apartments. Split-3-level studio, £695 from Sept. One-bedroom from £725–£775 from Aug. or Sept. Two bedrooms from £825–£950 from Aug. or Sept. Rents excl. of utilities and council tax. Best suited to professional and visiting academics, convenient for most University departments. Furnished and equipped. Tel.: 01865 516144. Email: a.fiorentino@ntlworld.com.

Fully furnished, light, large and stylish, modern first-floor apartment in central north Oxford. Two double bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, integrated kitchen appliances. French doors in large and comfortable living area lead to spacious south-facing balcony. Private car parking space and bicycle storage. Close to Summertown and Jericho shops, local schools, amenities, University and city centre. Available from beginning Sept., £1,395 p.c.m. Contact Rob: 07816 835520 or rrobertson2002@aol.com.

Jericho. Beautiful, brand-new, 2-bed flat available from 1 Aug. Balcony, garage, walking distance to colleges and city centre, £1,500 p.c.m. Tel.: 01865 351418.

Paris flat to let: 85sq m, 2 bedrooms, 1 study, dining room, sitting room, fully equipped kitchen, bathroom. Conveniently situated near the Place des Abbesses, marché Lepic and all possible shops. Near metro stops and bus stops. Available from 1 Aug. Email: alexis.tadie@stcatz.ox.ac.uk.

Basement flat in lovely, bright, north Oxford house. Furnished. Double bedroom/study, kitchen/dining room, shower room. Own entrance. Kitchen and appliances newly fitted. Suit couple. Cost £850 p.c.m., incl. all bills (except telephone), wireless Internet and 2 hours cleaning p.w. Available Aug. or Sept. Call Paul on 07874 025429 or email pmylrea@googlemail.com.

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Accommodation Offered

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

Scott Fraser—'city and village living'. A comprehensive residential sales and lettings practice specialising in good-quality property in Oxford and the surrounding areas. For more information, please telephone or visit our website: www.scottfraser.co.uk. Sales tel.: 01865 759500 (Headington), 01865 759507 (Summertown), 01865 759508 (East Oxford). Lettings tel.: 01865 761111 (Headington), 01865 554577 (Summertown), 01865 244666 (East Oxford and students).

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.

Two-bedroom cottage in centre of Steeple Aston (10 miles north of Oxford). Well appointed, newly renovated, fully furnished, 2 bedrooms, bath/WC, lounge diner and kitchen, g.c.h. Large garden and patio. Off-street parking for 1 car. The property is well located for shop and pub. Train link Heyford station 10 mins. to Oxford. Available for short breaks, weekly or up to 6-month lets. Tel.: 01869 349962. See www.steepleaston.org.uk.

Short-term lets available, weekly or monthly, in comfortable and spacious 1-bedroom flat. Fully furnished, double bedroom with en suite bathroom, open-plan living area, kitchen, wireless broadband, Freeview TV, all linen and towels, ample parking. Totally self- contained annexe of private house in Cassington, 3 miles west of Oxford along A40. N-s only. Weekly £250, monthly £800, everything included. Email: john.hemingway@blakeproject.com. Tel.: 01865 883991.

Flat-share. Central/north Oxford. Large room in a spacious flat. Non-smoker. Two toilets. Broadband, washing machine, television, DVD/video player, ample storage, off-street parking. Suitable for visiting academic, postgraduate student or professional, £395 p.m., plus contribution to utilities. Tel.: 01865 511555 or 07866 653619.

Attic room including kitchenette and separate shower room in semi-detached house in south Oxford, 1 mile from city centre. Available from 1 Oct. for a year. Self-contained but for shared main entrance and stairs. Overlooking open country from the back. Fully furnished. Suitable for a postgraduate student, £480 p.c.m., including bills. Contact Dr M. O'Brien: majaobrien@ukonline.co.uk.

Lovely rooms to let in quiet family house overlooking playing fields in north Oxford. Use of kitchen with Aga, modern bathrooms, garden, WiFi, close to shops and Port Meadow. Contact 07725 037775 or email salleyn@tiscali.co.uk.

Single room available in a quiet and friendly n-s house shared with 1 other along Cumnor Hill. Excellent access to city centre by bus, and Botley shops within walking distance. Rent £430 p.m. incl. utilities, council tax and wireless broadband. Would suit mature postgraduate or professional. Email: jasper707@gmail.com.

Short let, north Oxford. Independent male graduate. Half-share of quiet house facing Port Meadow. Spacious room. Share of kitchen, bathroom. Rent £80 p.w. Internet access negotiable. Please telephone 01865 515379.

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Self-catering Apartments

Fully furnished and serviced 3- and 4-star self- catering apartments available in North Oxford; 15 mins. to 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.

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Office Accommodation Available

Office accommodation in Oxford: North Oxford, 5 mins. 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 www.qbman.co.uk to 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. Website: www.finders.co.uk.

Wanted: 1-bed flat in north Oxford from Aug., up to 12 months, while house hunting in the area. Decent kitchen and parking would be great. Budget around £1,000 p.c.m. Email: aideen.reid@btinternet.com. Tel.: 01865 559953.

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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 to let. Situated in the Venise Verte, 40 mins. from La Rochelle and Atlantic beaches. Pretty stone cottage in village setting. Sleeps 6, fully equipped kitchen, comfortable lounge, 3 bedrooms. Enclosed garden with wood oven. Access to canal network and private punt. Ideal for cycling, walking, boating, fishing, painting, touring, etc., £430 p.w., high season. Phone Linda Eaton on 07919 308912. Website: www.arcais.com.

Paris—Marais—delightful 1-bed apartment, ideal for 2 adults (plus 2 children). First floor with large sitting room, en suite kitchen, bedroom and bathroom (shower). The flat is surrounded by a balcony with lovely views over the square and gets plenty of sunshine. Available for short or medium lets. Still spaces in July and Aug. Website: www.ajparisflats.com. Contact Dr J.H. Chamberlain by email on joe.chamberlain@tiscali.co.uk or phone 07957 588448.

Andalucia, Gaucin. Unique architect- designed villa set in heart of beautiful 'Pueblo Blanco.' Built as series of 3 apartments and 2 cottages around private courtyard and swimming pool. Can be booked exclusively for large groups (up to 13) or individual units (2–5). Spectacular views to Gibraltar, Mediterranean, North Africa from all private terraces. Special offer to University members and employees. One-bed apartment, sleeping 2 from £100 p.w. (Mar.–May). Tel.: 07801 341856, www.thespanishvilla.com.

Port-Vendres, south of France. Set in converted wine cave, this 2-bedroom apartment sleeps 4–6, fitted out to high standard with air conditioning. Large terrace with view over harbour, close to beaches. Lift down to secure parking with direct access to quayside. Historic port is just beside Collioure, both towns favoured by artists due to stunning light and scenery. Short- or medium-term lets welcome. Email: yvonnemcdonald001@googlemail.com.

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Houses for Sale

Country cottage in Steeple Aston, opposite open field. There are 3 bedrooms, c.h., kitchen/diner, modern bathroom, lounge with multi-fuel stove, small garage, stone storage outbuilding, large sheltered garden with fruit trees. The village has hall, school and pre-school, playing fields, shop, pubs, buses to Oxford (12 miles south) and is near rail and motorway links. Available immediately, £350,000. Email: mow@aber.ac.uk. Tel.: 01970 612982.

Scotland. Craigbeck Cottage, 2.5 miles south of the historic spa town of Moffat, has panoramic views of beautiful countryside in all directions—'the best view in Moffat' according to the postman. Traditional stone building with separate garage. Parking space for 5 cars. Two double bedrooms, sitting room with open fire. Large kitchen with dining area. Well-equipped bathroom with bath, separate shower, toilet and airing cupboard. Oil-fired c.h. Back garden, enclosed by dry-stone dykes with lawn, soft fruit and mature trees. Front garden with shrubs. Total peace and quiet and no passing traffic. Offers over £170,000. Contact Ann Hall at alanindex@tiscali.co.uk for floor plan, photographs and location map.

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Flat for Sale

Large, 3-double- bedroom period apartment in east Oxford. Accommodation comprises large living room, kitchen, bathroom, master bedroom with en suite shower room and 2 further double bedrooms. Excellent local amenities with close proximity to Oxford Business Park, Science Park, local hospitals and University. Ten mins. from city centre. Price £260,000. Telephone 07792 087804.

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