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Oxford University Gazette, 23 April 2009 : Advertisements


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Lecture and Performance

'The ghost of Beowulf versus the tyrannical neo- classical iambic pentameter and its attendant rabble of ambiguous feet' will be presented by Michael George Gibson, who intends to stand for election of Professor of Poetry, Thurs., 30 Apr., Danson Room, Trinity, 8.30 pm. Mr Gibson will also play some tunes on a wooden pipe and will sing. Mr Gibson is seeking 12 Oxford graduates to nominate him as a candidate for Professor of Poetry. All are welcome; no charge for entrance. To ensure a seat, phone 01565 632819 or email info@michaelgeorgegibson.org.

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Chamblin Memorial Lecture

The third Andrew Chamblin Memorial Lecture will take place in Cambridge at 5 pm on Mon., 4 May. Professor Paul Davies will speak on 'How many universes are there?' Further information about the memorial lecture series can be found at www.damtp.cam.ac.uk/user/gr/about/andrew-chamblin.html.

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Open Study Days

St Theosevia Centre for Christian Spirituality, 2 Canterbury Rd, Oxford, an ecumenical centre offering study days. Sat., 16 May, Revd Michael Campling, Bede Gerrard: 'Living spirituality every day—the ways of St Francis and of Orthodoxy'. Sat., 13 June, Revd Toddy Hoare, Sr Nadejda, Revd Sally Welch: 'Experiencing prayer—opening ways and windows into prayer'. Paschal music evening with Metropolitan Kallistos: Mon., 1 June, 8 pm. See: www.theosevia.org.

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Volunteer Needed

Help refugees gain their rights: 99% of refugees in the world have no rights. A network is being established to promote and assist the provision of legal aid for refugees in the global south (see www.srlan.org/srlantest/). Keen volunteer needed to help establish information platform. Essential requirements: computer literacy, organisational skills, and deep concern for the dire situation of refugees. Apply to Barbara Harrell-Bond, 298 Banbury Rd, Flat 2; 01865 424697; barbara.harrell-bond@qeh.ox.ac.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, 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 including 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: http://oxforduniversity.newcomersclub.googlepages.com.

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Antiques Bought and Sold

Antiques and decorative objects bought and sold. Fireplace-related items to include grates, fire tools, fenders and nursery guards. 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. 9.30–5, Sat. 10–4. Tel.: 01993 705026. Mobile: 07831 585014.

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Restoration and Conservation of Antique Furniture

John Hulme undertakes all aspects of restoration. Thirty 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, 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 new drivers and giving refresher lessons in Oxford since 1994. He has an 86 per cent pass rate (national average is 43 per cent). Intensive courses, motorway, refresher lessons and new drivers—all tailored to suit your needs. Call Paul on 07786 176122. Email: enquiries@instructortraining.org.uk. Website: www.instructortraining.org.uk.

Chauffeur/taxi service. Do you need a reliable, experienced chauffeur service to take you or your guests to airports, business venues or for personal travel? Comfortable Mercedes E class or MPV available for people and luggage, fully licensed and insured. Friendly, personal service. Sample prices: Oxford to Heathrow, £68; Eurostar, £90; Gatwick, £119. Call Clive Roberts on 07917 566077 (mobile) or 01865 778608 (home) or email cliveroberts@talktalk.net to discuss your requirements.

Cabinetry and carpentry. The House of Eden is a local, family-run company creating individually designed, handmade furniture in contemporary and period styles. We also design and build beautiful garden offices, summerhouses and writing rooms. We offer our clients a truly bespoke service where unique designs and beautiful craftsmanship are our trademark. Member of The Guild of Master Craftsmen. Referrals and examples available. For more information: 01869 343463, warwick@thehouseofeden.co.uk. Web: www.thehouseofeden.co.uk.

Indexer available. More than thirty years' experience of 'back-of-the-book' indexing in a variety of subjects, from the Oxford Illustrated Encyclopaedia to the annual index for the Oxford University Calendar. Specialties include: archaeology, architecture, art, biography, botany, education, geography, history, literature. Contact Ann Hall at alanindex@tiscali.co.uk or 01683 221310.

Berkeley Executive Cars. Safe, comfortable and reliable travel by chauffeur-driven Mercedes E-class, BMW 7 Series or MPV for larger groups. Door-to-door service for airport transfers, special occasions or evening engagements. Police and licensing-authority approved. References available. Freephone 0800 6 118538 or +44 (0)7775 647790. Web: www.berkeleyexecutivecars.com.

Organise your private or business life—secretary/PA available on freelance basis. Efficient, neat and organised. I can work from home or travel to your home or office on an hourly, daily or one-off-project basis. Please telephone 07990 542643 or email susiegatehouse@googlemail.com.

Decorating/painting and small building works undertaken to high standards of procedure, materials and finish. Free initial consultation and estimation. Oxford-based and available now. Email rhmbrowne55@yahoo.co.uk or phone Rae on mobile 07900 888318.

Portraits: corporate, college, private commissions. Oxford and London. For information, please see: www.johnhounam.com.

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Domestic Services

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

DP Gardening Services. RHS-trained gardener available across Oxfordshire. Carry out garden makeovers if 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 (within 5 mile radius of OX5). Excellent references. Contact Debbie Payne on 07810 420711 (mobile) or www.dpgardening.co.uk for more information.

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Tuition Sought

Bulgarian language lessons required for 2 beginners. We would like to learn Bulgarian on weekends in central Oxford before our planned trip in 2010. Can travel for lessons or host them at home and would ideally like a couple of hours of tuition per week for the next 6 months. Qualified language teachers looking to earn some extra cash welcome. Please email bryonywiddup@yahoo.co.uk.

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Situations Vacant

Sunday Chef required for a small college in central Oxford catering for 20–50 breakfasts and lunches. Applicants should have relevant experience and/or qualification. Sunday 8 am–2.30 pm. For more information contact Steve or Pam on 01865 613503.

Opening for postgraduate scholar of Japanese. An opening is available at a British museum to manage and promote a collection of Japanese military artefacts. Training and a tenured, salaried position are available. For enquiries, please contact Dr Robert Johnson at robert.johnson@history.ox.ac.uk.

The European School Culham 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. We require the following experienced, qualified teachers in our Secondary Department from Sept.: History (taught in English) to children aged approx. 14'17 (approx. 10'14 periods p.w.); Biology and Chemistry (taught in Italian) to children aged approx. 16'17 (approx. 9 periods p.w.). Deadline for applications: Thurs., 30 Apr. Interviews: Tues., 5 May. Annual salary for 10 periods p.w.: £21,490. Annual salary for 14 periods p.w.: £30,086. For further details, job description and application form, email: esculham@eursc.org stating clearly which post interests you. Web: www.eursc.eu and www.esculham.net.

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Situation Sought

A well-educated 18-year-old Italian girl wishes to perfect her English while serving au pair in an English family from late June to the end of Aug. this year. Enquires to alexander.murray@univ.ox.ac.uk.

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House Exchanges Sought

Montreal–Oxford house swap? We are a family of 4 from Oxford now living in St Lambert, Quebec. We plan to visit friends and family in Oxford in late June/early July for 1–2 weeks and are looking for someone considerate who might offer their house in Oxford in exchange for our beautiful house in a quiet leafy street, close to cafes, shops, station, etc. Please email Paula O'Connor, bocpoc@tinyworld.co.uk.

Geneva suburbs, Ferney-Voltaire, France. UN editor seeks housing exchange 2–3 weeks July. Apartment 110 sq metres in new (2005) residential complex; 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, large terrace, garden level. Easy drive to Alps, Montreux, Italy. Three cats to feed. Seek similar housing for 2 adults in Oxford. References/credit info. Contact dwinch2001@yahoo.fr.

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Houses to Let

Academic visitor, student, or employee of the University? Also try the University Land Agent's and Accommodation Office website.

An Englishman's home is his castle—so the saying goes. We cannot pretend we have too many castles, 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 properties currently available. Or telephone, fax or email us with 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 let or are looking to rent in the city centre, ring our friendly staff or visit our central Jericho office at 47 Walton Street, Jericho, Oxford OX2 6BQ. We value your custom. Tel.: 01865 311745. Web: www.oxfordlet.com.

Ethical letting? 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.

Central Oxford (OX3). Family house for cat lovers: 1 Aug.–15 Oct. Suits mature academic and family. Three bedrooms, living room, large kitchen, 3 baths, beautiful conservatory, garden, fully furnished. Near bus route, bike path. Reduced rent for minding 3 cats and garden (£1,000 p.m.). Please contact Herb Marsh, email: herb.marsh@education.ox.ac.uk.

Summertown (near St Edward's School). For rent: large comfortable 3-bedroom semi-detached house with garden and patio. Easy access to the city and colleges. Available 5 July–1 Sept. (approx. 8 weeks). Rent £2,000 for the period plus phone (with free broadband) and utilities. For careful and caring tenants. N-s please. Deposit and references required. Email: illustrator@korkypaul.com. Phone: + 44 (0)1865 516556 (drop the '0' when phoning from abroad).

Lovely east Oxford home, OX4. Available late June for 1 year. Between Cowley Rd and Brookes, 1 mile to town centre in quiet residential area with excellent transport links. Two double and 1 single bedrooms, with option for fourth double bedroom/study downstairs. Two bathrooms, large kitchen/diner/living room (8m x 4m), all mod cons, (g.c.h., double glazing, Wi-Fi, dishwasher), small garden, £1,200 p.c.m., excl bills. Contact 01865 790838 or sarah@newroads.co.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 £1,200 p.m., o.n.o. Available 1 Apr., 12-month contract. Details and photos: 07792 224718 or duncanpwebb@mac.com.

Available Sept., furnished house, Jericho. Walk to University, secluded garden, near best schools, parks, cozy, quiet, easy to maintain, c.h., period charm. All appliances, telephone, linen, dishes. Two bedrooms (1½ baths), £1,395 p.m. or 3 bedrooms (2½ baths), £1,695 p.m., available 1 year or less. Contact: gaston@cyberus.ca. Telephone Canada: 613 745 1368.

Exquisite cottage on stream. Detached, prize-winning, self-contained with parking. Traditional country village 2 miles Headington, 4 miles city centre, 5 mins. M40. Large double bedroom, dressing room, bathroom, utility, sitting room, modern kitchen, terrace overlooking stream, garden and croquet lawn with gardener. Rental 3 months–2 years flexible, £1,200 p.c.m. Tel.: +44 (0)1865 358554.

Central Oxford townhouse for University staff or visiting academics with University association. Easy walking distance from libraries, museums, colleges. One double bedroom. Fully furnished, £1,500 p.c.m. incl. internet, gas, electricity and local calls. Available from 6 June. Contact patricia.davies@orinst.ox.ac.uk.

Grandpont (central Oxford), charming Victorian terraced home in quiet area, 2 bedrooms, study. Short walk to centre, colleges, libraries; near bus stops, riverside paths. Delightful outlook onto pretty garden and park. Bright, well furnished and fully equipped with usual appliances, linen, etc., ideal for mature n-s couple. Available mid-July 2009–Apr. 2011 (or parts of), £960 p.c.m. plus bills. Tel.: +44 (0)1865 721006. Email: alison.wall@history.ox.ac.uk.

North Oxford family home in cul-de-sac ending in park. Available 2 July–8 Aug. Accommodation includes 4- plus bedrooms, 2-plus baths, lovely, sunny extension overlooking enclosed garden, recently remodelled kitchen and all mod cons. Ground floor adapted for wheelchair user. Easy bus access to city centre, £325 p.w. all inclusive, except telephone. Use of car could be arranged. Email: tam.frishberg@ntlworld.com. Tel.: 01865 454274.

Headington: holiday/short let, suit visiting academics. Three-bed family house, 5 mins. from JR. Available mid-July to end of Aug. Fully furnished, child-friendly garden with swings/trampoline. Two double rooms and 1 single. Rent £200 p.w. (may be negotiable). Two cats, who wouldn't be a bind, as neighbours will feed for weekends away. References and deposit required. Interested? Call Alison/Kevin: 01865 766052 (evenings). Email: alifesto@yahoo.co.uk.

Central Summertown, Oxford, £1,100 p.c.m. Highly desirable 2-bedroom period cottage, close to shops, restaurants, on bus routes, access to Oxford ring road. G.c.h. Furnished, reception room, recently fitted kitchen, pantry with access to cellar, walk-in wardrobe area, modern tiled bathroom, power shower. Gardens to front and rear with access and patio area. Parking permit holders, 12-month let, security deposit £2,200. Contact Rosemary 07792 362835/01865 514830.

Academic family going on sabbatical seeks to let their fully detached, furnished, 3-bedroom (or 2-bedroom plus study) family home in Wolvercote, Aug. 2009–July 2010, £1,250 p.c.m. (utilities excluded). Close to buses, shops, schools, nursery, Sunday farmers' market and Port Meadow. Fifteen mins. cycle ride to the Bodleian (or 20 mins. if you pedal slowly). Use of car and cycles possible. Contact s.hodges@warwick.ac.uk.

To rent, Duckington: spacious semi- detached, furnished to a high standard. Two good-sized double bedrooms, 2 baths, master bedroom with en suite bathroom, lounge with gas coal-effect fire, enclosed rear garden, garage and parking. Must be seen. Contact Springfield 01993 775320.

West Oxfordshire and the Cotswolds. From country cottages to town houses and flats, furnished or unfurnished, Springfield Property Rentals have something for the academic or student. Established in 1989, we proudly treat tenants and landlords as equals. We cover a full range of letting and management services and are definitely not estate agents, just experts in property rentals. Call for details 01993 775320 or access our website www.springfield.uk.com.

Available July and Aug.: Templar Rd, north Oxford—newly refurbished, furnished, 4-bedroom, 2-bathroom family home. Excellent bus connections to city centre, 2 mins. walk. Rent £1,350 p.c.m. Please contact Claire at Finders Keepers. Tel.: 01865 311011. Email: clairef@finders.co.uk.

Available Aug., fully furnished, recently refurbished house, Iffley Village. Ten mins. bike ride to University; large, secluded garden with swimming pool; c.h.; all appliances. Three/four bedrooms, 2 new bathrooms, £2,000 p.m. including all utilities, o.n.o. Contact: mhewstone@psy.ox.ac.uk. Tel.: 01865 426921/07854 889294.

Small but delightful furnished terraced house, close to city centre in quiet side road. C.h., washing machine, pretty garden. Would suit n-s couple. Available for 1 year, £840 p.c.m. plus council tax. Deposit and references required. Tel.: 07788 424902. Email: joannadennison@hotmail.com.

Southmoor Rd—newly refurbished 4-bedroom Victorian family home. Large open-plan kitchen/living/dining area, further reception room, 4 double bedrooms (1 with en suite shower room), family bathroom, downstairs cloakroom and garden. Available now, unfurnished, £2,000 p.c.m. For details, please contact Sarah at Lucy Properties. Tel.: 01865 559973. Email: properties@wlucy.co.uk. Web: www.lucyproperties.co.uk.

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Flats to Let

Academic visitor, student, or employee of the University? Also try the University Land Agent's and Accommodation Office website.

Central north Oxford: 10 mins. walk to city centre, main University buildings, parks, close to river. Available mid- June. 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 bedroom/study, 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.

Central north Oxford. Comfortable flat with large rooms, a piano and books, and a garden, to let in June and July. It is well equipped, including broadband. It would suit 1 or 2 non-smokers. Very convenient for city centre and all University buildings. Tel.: 01865 514983.

Summertown studio, Victoria Rd, attractive position and furnishing. Compact, light, first-floor studio flat with fully equipped kitchen area and well-appointed shower room. All Bosch appliances: fridge-freezer, electric oven, gas hob, washer/drier. Built-in wardrobe/storage cupboard. TV and BT phone points. Rent £675 p.c.m. (for min. 6-month lease), incl. all gas, electricity and council tax. Good security. Suit single n-s professional or academic. Available mid-June. Email: mary@gresham-books.co.uk.

Cowley, Boswell Rd. 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 mins. 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 (6.45–8 pm). Mobile: 07810 194454. Email: piero.pinza@virgin.net.

Modern, quiet and light single and double studio apartments and 2-bedroom flat available for short- or medium-term rental—weekly or monthly. Pleasantly situated in east Oxford, 10 mins. walk to Magdalen Bridge, 5 mins. to shops, etc. Self-contained, fully furnished (including linen) and equipped for cooking, laundry (washer/drier) plus wireless broadband, flat-screen TV, DVD, CD player, c.h. Serviced and fresh linen weekly. Off-road car parking. Contact 07504 927615; stay@oxfordbythemonth.com.

Wolvercote. Bright, furnished/unfurnished 2-bedroom, ground-floor flat. Twenty-foot lounge/diner. Fully fitted kitchen. Bath with shower over. Built-in desk/study area. Substantial storage. Quiet, friendly cul-de-sac, views over Wolvercote Green. Near the Plough, local shop, weekly farmers' market. New c.h., double glazing, wooden floors throughout. Garage and reserved parking. Close bus stops, ring road, Port Meadow, A34. Beautiful communal gardens, private patio, £900 p.c.m. Available 18 May. Contact Meike 07876 213887; kuhlmannmeike@yahoo.co.uk.

Central north Oxford—spacious 2- bedroom ground-floor apartment on St Margaret's Rd with large separate kitchen, fully furnished. Available now, rent £1,150 p.c.m. Contact Finders Keepers 01865 311011, website reference 3460 www.finders.co.uk.

Summertown—recently upgraded 3- bedroom townhouse in quiet close, fully furnished. Available May, rent £1,550 p.c.m. Contact Finders Keepers 01865 311011.

Central north Oxford—situated on a quiet leafy road, this first-floor fully furnished 2-bedroom apartment is ideally located for easy access to University colleges. Available beginning June, rent £1,175 p.c.m. Contact Finders Keepers 01865 311011, website reference 1314 www.finders.co.uk.

Stunning penthouse apartment—located on the popular Eagle Works development in Jericho. Open-plan living/dining room leading out to terrace, kitchen, 2 double bedrooms, 2 bathrooms. Furnished to a high standard. Available now for short inclusive lets or long-term tenancy. For details, please contact Sarah at Lucy Properties. Tel.: 01865 559973. Email: properties@wlucy.co.uk. Web: www.lucyproperties.co.uk.

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Accommodation Offered

Academic visitor, student, or employee of the University? Also try the University Land Agent's and Accommodation Office website.

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, kettle, refrigerator, microwave, broadband and central and independent heating. Very moderate terms. Linen, cleaning and breakfast included. Tel./fax: 01865 557879. Email: dvl23@talktalk.net.

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).

Academic visitors welcome: small single room (£280 p.m., all bills inclusive) in house in east Oxford. Buses every 10 mins; 25 mins. walk through beautiful University Parks to Bodleian. Academic's house, peaceful atmosphere. Bed and bureau desk in room. Bed linen, duvet provided. Share washing machine, microwave, bathroom with shower. Use of computer with broadband for email. Contact: miriamoxford@yahoo.com.

North Oxford short let. Independent male graduate wanted to share quiet house with owner. Spacious room with large table, share of kitchen, bathroom. House faces the Thames and Port Meadow. Photos available by email. Rent £63 p.w. Please telephone 01865 515379.

Cat-sitter required in return for free London accommodation for 2 weeks, Sat., 13 June to Sun., 28 June inclusive. Comfortable, spacious, book-filled late Victorian flat (ex-history-tutor-owned) in N16, 25 mins. from British Library. Would suit graduate student or researcher who likes cats! Please call Richard on 07790 902982.

Very inexpensive accommodation in prime position offered in small, unmodernised north Oxford house near Port Meadow. Own very large downstairs room. Share kitchen and bathroom with 1 other female. Female and n-s essential. Suit academic-type who likes peace and quiet, £230 p.c.m. plus share of council tax, water, electricity and gas bills. One-year minimum let. Available now. Contact vpybus@googlemail.com.

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Self-catering Apartments

Weekly Home offers fully furnished and serviced accommodation for 1 week to several months. Our properties are very high quality and include apartments in north Oxford/Summertown, popular with visiting academics from UK and overseas. Also properties for short lets in most other areas of Oxford, including city centre, plus south Oxfordshire and Woodstock. See www.weeklyhome.com for details of all accommodation. Or email info@weeklyhome.com, or phone 01193 811711 with specific requirements.

OxfordShortlets offers a portfolio of high- quality, self-catering, short-let properties as an excellent alternative to hotel, guesthouse or 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 to several months. OxfordShortlets caters for professional individuals, groups or families while visiting Oxford for holiday, business, academic and relocation purposes or for temporary accommodation between homes. For more information, please contact us. Tel.: 01865 311696. Fax: 01865 511010. Email: admin@oxfordshortlets.co.uk. Web: www.oxfordshortlets.co.uk.

One-bedroom flat, Banbury Rd, north Oxford. Third-floor, 1-bedroom apartment in Banbury Rd complex, private balcony. Seven mins. walk from Summertown shops, bus stops to and from city centre outside entrance. Off-street parking, all modern conveniences. Linen and towels provided, broadband/wireless. All costs included in price. From £400 p.w. Tel.: 07787 124247 (mobile) or 01844 237327. Email: acgregory@waitrose.com. Web: www.oxfordcity.co.uk/accom/banburyroadflat.

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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. For details of our services or informal help and advice without obligation, contact us. Tel.: 01865 764533. Fax: 01865 764777. Email: info@qbman.co.uk. Or visit our website, 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.

Spanish professor for Greek and visiting scholar in Corpus Christi College needs 2/3-bedroom house in Oxford (preferably Summertown) from 1 June–30 Aug. for himself, wife and 6-year-old daughter. If interested, please write to signes@fyl.uva.es.

Academic couple with 4-year-old child and nanny seek 2- or 3-bedroom accommodation for month of July with good access to central Oxford. Will pay fair market price. Local references available. Contact Dr Mark Vessey, mvessey@interchange.ubc.ca.

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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.

Cevennes. Mediterranean climate, dramatic mountain scenery, superb walking/riding/river-swimming. Roman Provence/Rhone vineyards. Two spacious, refurbished, c.h. apartments with covered terraces in stone 'mas' near Mont Lozere; sleeping 8 and 5/6. Shady gardens/boules/barbecue, quiet hamlet—near shops. N/s, please. Available separately, but particularly suitable for families wishing to holiday together but retain independence. From £245 p.w. Easy access via cheap flights Nimes/Montpellier. Further details: 01527 541360.

Cornwall, cottage and restored chapel in quiet hamlet on South West Coastal Footpath within 100m of the sea and minutes from Caerhays and Heligan. Each property sleeps 6. Comfortably furnished, c.h., wood burner and broadband. Ideal for reading, writing, painting, walking. From £200, low season. Tel.: 01865 558503. See: www.cornwallcornwall.com.

Le Marche, central Italy. Tastefully converted, 18th-century farmhouse set in 1.7 acres of land on edge of Sibillini National Park. Sleeps 12 comfortably, 11m pool. Fantastic views of Sibillini mountains and rolling hills below. Hilltop villages, restaurants with authentic cuisine. Area offers hiking, canoeing, fishing, riding, rock climbing, 45 mins. from beaches, 1 hour Ancona airport. Available June–Oct. From £750 p.w. Tel.: 01865 513739. Email: ernesto.macaro@education.ox.ac.uk.

Tuscany, Nozzano Castello. Fifteen mins. from Lucca, Pisa and seaside. Restored, fully furnished and equipped, stone barn for rentals any time of year. Upstairs: double bedroom with en suite bathroom (shower); ground floor: living room with en suite kitchen and second bathroom; basement room with single and double sofa bed and adjoining laundry room. Small garden. Sleeps 6. Email: andorsi@tin.it. Tel.: 0039 583 327145.

Northern Cyprus. Villa with pool. Sleeps 5/6. Close Esentepe village with spectacular views over the Med., 20 mins. drive east of Kyrenia, 7 mins. from 18-hole golf course and 10 mins. from huge, sandy beach. From £475 p.w. Email: crholme@btinternet.com. Tel.: 01993 868892.

Southwest France, near Cordes: 100-year- old stone farmhouse with large pool. Extensive grounds and gardens. Sleeps 8 with 2 bathrooms, spacious living and terrace. Available for holiday rents. Local markets, vineyards, canoeing, riding, tennis and wonderful walks nearby. Family owned. Reasonable rates for caring tenants. Contact Sally Simpson. Email: sallyogilvie55@hotmail.com. Mobile: 07960 960298.

Pretty thatched ironstone cottage in Wroxton, north Oxfordshire, available for weekly, weekend and mid-week breaks. Ideal location for exploring Stratford-upon-Avon, Oxford and the Cotswolds. Tastefully renovated and beautifully set up, the cottage is brimming with beams, wooden floors and a huge inglenook fireplace. Sleeps 8 in 4 bedrooms (2 doubles, 1 small twin/double and 1 twin/king). Full details available at www.wroxtoncottages.co.uk or ring Alison Moore on 07826 553033 for details.

Northern Corfu. Private and spacious, Cosmos beach house is an idyllic place for a relaxing holiday. Right on the beach, backed by hills of broom and myrtle, it sleep 6 in 3 bedrooms, each with own bathroom. Stunning views, fully equipped, stone floors. Taverna and shops within walking distance. Direct charter flights easily available. Weekly rates from €800–€1,340, depending on month. All enquiries: melita.samoilys@gmail.com.

French Pyrenees: 2 traditional stone houses at 850m with wonderful views (Chateau de Montsegur), ideal for walking and relaxing. All facilities included from £300 p.w., depending on numbers. We are 1¼ hours from Carcassone. Please phone 00 33 5610 13046 for photographs and more information.

Paris. Available June, July, Aug. Comfortable, small flat for 1 person or couple. Sitting-room, bedroom, kitchen and bathroom, in third arrdt with excellent transport connections to all Paris. Well- kept, quiet building with lift and concierge, £200 p.w., £700 p.m. Email: carol.clark@balliol.ox.ac.uk.

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