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Oxford University Gazette, 25 September 2008 : Advertisements


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The Lungs of Planet Earth at Harcourt Arboretum

Come to Harcourt Arboretum this half-term holiday for our Big Draw activities. Explore our beautiful 80 acres. Create an autumn collage using natural materials, inspired by our trees. Learn why forests are important and why we need to look after them. Help complete our large forest banner by adding your very own tree. Part of Oxfordshire's Planet Earth Season. Free with Arboretum entry (adults £3, children free, University staff and students free). Free parking. Tues., 28 Oct. Arboretum open 10–5 (last admission 4.15); drop-in session 12–4. Harcourt Arboretum, Nuneham Courtenay, postmaster@obg.ox.ac.uk, 01865 343501.

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Choir Recruitment

Auditions for chorister places in New College Choir, with scholarships to New College School, will take place on Wed., 1 Oct. For details, please contact Dr Edward Higginbottom at edward.higginbottom@new.ox.ac.uk or 01865 279519. For more information on the choir, see www.newcollegechoir.com.

St Giles' Church choir is recruiting boys between 7–12 to sing at Sunday services during term time. Fine, varied, traditional repertoire. Experience is useful but not essential. For further information, please contact the Director of Music, Cynthia Hall, at 01865 310686 or cynthia.hall@theology.ox.ac.uk. Web: www.st-giles-church.org/choir.htm.

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Healthy Volunteers Sought

Are you currently suffering from low mood and interested in taking part in a paid brain imaging (MRI) study? For more information, visit http://weblearn.ox.ac.uk/site/users/psyc0451/public/survey. Alternatively, call 01865 223623 or email poornima.kumar@psych.ox.ac.uk.

The Department of Psychiatry is running a study investigating emotional processing in healthy male volunteers taking a new antidepressant. Participation in the study will involve 2 visits to the Department of Psychiatry and 1 full-day visit, including overnight stay, at the Manor Hospital. On completion, you will be paid £320. You must be physically and mentally healthy, a non- or light smoker, fluent in English. Contact: clinical-trial-105012@psych.ox.ac.uk or 01865 223603.

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Rotary Scholarship

Applicants from Oxford area sought for Rotary International Ambassadorial Scholarship Programme. The purpose is to further international understanding and friendly relations among countries. Scholarships available for undergraduates, graduate students and qualified professionals pursuing vocational studies. While abroad, scholars serve as goodwill ambassadors and give presentations about their homelands. Upon returning, they share experiences that led to a greater understanding of their host country. Further details from Rotary Club of Bicester: www.rotarybicester.org (click Foundation and follow links on Ambassadorial Scholarships). Email: jmoody2505@aol.com.

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Open Morning

Sixth Form Open Morning, d'Overbroeck's College, 8 Nov., 10 am–12.30 pm. All welcome. 'Quite possibly the leading independent sixth form in the UK' (Good schools guide 2008). Coeducational, 240 students, 50 per cent grade A at A-level this summer. Sixth form scholarship applications deadline Mon., 10 Nov. (academic, art, performing arts, science and environmental awards). For more information, please telephone 01865 310000. Web: www.doverbroecks.com.

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Honorary Treasurer Required

A new Honorary Treasurer for Asylum Welcome is required to replace the current post-holder, who is retiring after 4 years. AW is an Oxford-based charity working with refugees and asylum seekers. The position includes providing sound financial advice to trustees and staff, preparing regular accounts and ensuring effective financial systems are in place. A qualified accountant is sought. Contact Richard Taylor at AW or email: tayloriana@waitrose.com.

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Book Launch

O Books are sponsoring the launch of Barry Cottrell's new book The way beyond the shaman: birthing a new earth consciousness at the Friends Meeting House, 43 St Giles', Oxford on Sat., 11 Oct. from 10–5 as part of Oxfordshire's Planet Earth Season. Two short talks at 11 and 3. Other related O Books titles will be on display. Website: www.earth-awareness.com. Email: barrycottrell@earth-awareness.com. Tel.: 01793 784985.

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Open Study Days

St Theosevia Centre for Christian Spirituality, 2 Canterbury Rd, Oxford, an ecumenical centre offering study days: Sat., 1 Nov., 10.30–4, 'To sing is to pray twice'; Sat., 8 Nov., 10.30–4, 'Pilgrimage: inner and outer adventure'; Sat., 22 Nov., 10.30–4, 'Christians of the Middle East in homeland and diaspora'; Sat., 29 Nov., 7.30 in St John's College auditorium, 'Lifelines' (poetry, music and art). See: www.theosevia.org.

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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. 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.

Hope Services is a family-run typesetting company established more than 35 years ago. Based in the heart of Oxfordshire, we specialise in the styling and production of published material. We regularly work on all types of publications including 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. 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/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.

Russian/Polish translation into English, proofreading, editing (including of translations), pronunciation coaching for singers, etc. Experienced OUP dictionary editor. Individual English coaching in spoken and written English. Qualified and experienced teacher. Contact Janet Phillips at janetpph@tiscali.co.uk or 07511 063364.

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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.

Tidy Outlook garden maintenance. Grass cutting, hedge trimming, pruning, lopping, leaf sweeping and clearance. Regularly, occasionally or just once. Small jobs very welcome. Tidy Outlook is a new name for John and Andrew. John has been gardening in and around Oxford for 30 years and has now been joined by his son, Andrew. Please phone 01235 532136 or 07814 783270 or see www.tidyoutlook.co.uk.

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Tuition Offered

Russian lessons. Native speaker, professional teacher. Any level. Flexible times. Email: veraroot@gmail.com. Tel.: 01865 318101.

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Situations Vacant

Hosts/Hostesses required for Printer's House Dining Rooms, a fine-dining restaurant for employees of OUP. Assist Sous Chef and Chef Manager catering weekday lunches, occasional evening functions. Opportunity for a few hours Mon.–Fri. Duties: prepare dining rooms for functions (lay tables, re-stock drinks tray), take orders, serve meals and drinks, clear after meals (involves light manual work), follow current hygiene regulations, organise kitchen laundry. Requires previous experience in customer-facing role, excellent interpersonal and communication skills. Must understand and work within health and safety regulations and be available flexible hours on ad hoc basis, usually between 10–3.30 weekdays (but no fixed hours), £7.50 p.h. Applications to: Robin Popham, 01865 556767.

Required as soon as possible, well- qualified teachers of Armenian (Eastern) and Persian to prepare students for the International Baccalaureate. Applicants should be native-speaker level and able to teach literature to pre-university students in their mother tongue. For details, please contact Mrs C. Gospel, Head of Languages, as soon as possible. Tel.: 01865 517333. Fax: 01865 517319. Email: catherine.gospel@stclares.ac.uk.

Appointment of School Finance Officer (maternity cover, for up to 1 year). This is a 0.6 post on the University clerical and library grade 5, ranging from £13,008–£15,533 (pro-rata rate), depending on experience. Working hours are 8 am–4.30 pm, Wed.–Fri. The job is term-time only, plus an additional 5 weeks over the main holidays. No holiday may be taken during term time. All applicants will need to have a suitable accounting qualification (e.g., AAT) or a similar level of experience, with sound IT and communication skills. The successful applicant will need to be available to undertake a paid training week (commencing 15 Dec.) and the post will be available from 7 Jan. Closing date for applications is 3 Oct. and interviews held 8 Oct. For further particulars and details, please contact Elle Kilkenny at 01865 243657 or elle.kilkenny@new.ox.ac.uk.

Oxford Analytica (www.oxan.com) is seeking a Europe Editor/Analyst. The successful candidate will commission, edit and write analysis on the politics, economy and international relations of Europe, including the policies and institutions of the European Union, for publication in the Oxford Analytica Daily Brief. Candidates should have a firm academic grounding in these areas, developed through a postgraduate degree and/or relevant experience. Preference will be given to those with training in economics and/or expertise in markets and business generally. Analytical skills and the ability to write/edit with speed and accuracy are essential. The position is Oxford-based and confirmation is required of eligibility to work in the UK. Letter of introduction (including details of current salary) and CV by 17 Oct. to: Sally Martin, Human Resources Manager, Oxford Analytica, 5 Alfred St, Oxford, OX1 4EH. Email: editorial_recruitment@oxford-analytica.com.

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Houses to Let

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? 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.

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.

Modernised, terraced house in Jericho. Quiet residential street, walking distance Walton St, rail and bus, close St Barnabas primary school. Small but charming. Two bedrooms, bath with shower, open-plan downstairs, patio doors to small sunny garden, all appliances, TV, g.c.h. Includes utility bills, china, linen, residential taxes. Ideal for sabbatical. Owner in USA. All inclusive (except phone/broadband), £1,600 p.m. Available 10 Jan. Details: ejbrowne@hotmail.co.uk.

Summertown: semi-detached house in quiet side road, off-street parking and secluded garden. Sitting room, large living/dining room with fully equipped kitchen, 3 double bedrooms, bathroom and shower room. Available mid-Oct. for 2/3 months at £300 p.w. Tel.: 01865 510581. Email: mhaffey11@yahoo.co.uk.

Bladon—stone character cottage in this sought-after village near Woodstock. Living room, kitchen/diner, 2 double bedrooms, first-floor bathroom, g.c.h., off-street parking and pretty garden. Available mid-Sept., partly furnished, £825 p.c.m. Abbey Rentals 01865 883108.

Temple Cowley: 3-bedroom house in quiet road, close to Oxford Business Centre, 10 mins. drive to Oxford's main hospitals, 2 mins. walk to bus stops and Temple Cowley shopping centre. Newly decorated. Sitting room, large kitchen/dining area, bathroom, cloakroom and lovely south-facing garden. Ideal for professionals or visiting academic family. Available from Oct. for 3–12 months, £1,100 p.c.m. For more information, call 07963 832333.

North Oxford family home in cul-de-sac ending in park. Available 9 Dec.–6 Jan. (also 4-plus weeks July/Aug. 2009). 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.

Bright, clean house off Abingdon Rd. Two double bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 3 reception rooms, kitchen with all mod cons. Ten mins. cycle ride to Carfax, lots of buses. Suit single or couple, n-s only, 9 Dec.–2 Mar. Rent negotiable. Contact: pamarmitage@googlemail.com or 01865 424699.

Substantial, detached, 5/6-bedroom family home in central Headington providing exceptional accommodation arranged over 3 floors. Extremely spacious bedrooms with 4 bathrooms and open-plan living area. The convenient position gives easy access to Brookes University and the Headington hospitals. Flexible with furnishings. For more details: www.scottfraser.co.uk, headington@scottfraser.co.uk or 01865 761111.

Outstanding, 5-bedroom, detached property situated in the lovely village of Forest Hill, just 2 miles from Headington and 5 miles to Summertown. The property has substantial living space, including large conservatory, office and playroom. With beautiful views across the countryside, double garage, plenty of storage and gated driveway parking. For further details visit www.scottfraser.co.uk or call 01865 761111.

Views over Port Meadow: semi-detached house, Lower Wolvercote, £950 p.c.m. Quiet cul-de-sac, furnished, established garden, off-street parking. Two bedrooms, 1 living room, kitchen, 1 1/2 bathrooms. Local school, corner shop, doctor's surgery, 12 mins. bus from city centre. Available immediately, short or long let. Tel.: 01865 514577.

A family home in a quiet close, but the bus to the John Radcliffe, another to Oxford city and the London Tube are all within walking distance. Leisure centre, schools and pre-school nearby. Kitchen/breakfast room and dining room. Sitting room, which could possibly become a fourth bedroom. All bedrooms have double built-in wardrobes. Two parking spaces, £1,350. Tel.: 01869 327577.

This is one of those properties that has to be seen. The surroundings are a private school in a lane just off the road into Chesterton. It is a delightful setting. Large sitting/dining room and second sitting room. The rooms have high ceilings, 1 of the bedrooms having access to the turret. Parking spaces. Great walking country and village community if you want it. Unfurnished, £1,450. Tel.: 01869 327577.

Headington. Well-appointed, 4-bedroom, secluded, comfortable family house, private crescent in OX3. Landscaped gardens with independent studio/office with heat and light. Comprises entrance hall, kitchen, diner/lounge, utility area, WC, garage, 4 beds, bathroom, separate WC, studio. Generous room sizes. Convenient for Thornhill park and ride and Oxford city. White goods included, unfurnished. Available all- inclusive for long let at £1,900 p.c.m. Tel.: 0800 169 2602, 07802 327122.

North Oxford . Beautiful, Victorian, end- of-terrace family home in Summertown, with original features including working fireplace in sitting room. Four bedrooms, en suite shower room and separate family bathroom. Light kitchen/diner with Aga, gas hob and all white goods, 75-ft mature rear garden with attractive summerhouse. Close to shops, restaurants and amenities. Available immediately for 6–12-month let (unfurnished), £2,100 p.c.m. Professional couple or family. Contact Tris on 01865 883856.

North Oxford bungalow to rent, 2 beds, 2 baths, kitchen, sitting room and conservatory. Off-street parking. Lovely garden. Excellent residential area with easy access to centre. Furnished or unfurnished, £1,200 p.c.m., excl. all bills and council tax if applicable. Available mid-Oct. Tel.: 01865 435862. Email: jsherbrooke@hotmail.com.

SW London, 4-bed house to rent. Easy access to Richmond tube/railway. Two baths, cloakroom, kitchen/diner, 2 receptions. Lovely garden. Off-street parking. Newly decorated. Furnished or unfurnished, £2,500 p.c.m., excl. all bills and council tax if applicable. Available immediately. Tel.: 01865 435862. Email: jsherbrooke@hotmail.com.

To let from beginning Oct. Terraced cottage in heart of small Cotswold town, Charlbury. Situated 5 mins. walk to mainline railway station (Oxford 12 mins., London 70 mins.). Living room with open fire, kitchen/diner with handmade fitted cupboards, 2 good-sized bedrooms, downstairs bathroom with bath and shower, g.c.h. No garden, n-s, suits 2 people, partly furnished, £750 p.c.m., plus bills. Tel.: 10608 810192.

Three-bed furnished house in quite residential area, Napier Rd, Cowley (OX4), available 1 Nov. Two reception rooms (1 could be used as fourth bedroom). Modern spacious kitchen, large back garden, 2 bathrooms/toilets, utility room with hand basin and washing machine. Good access to ring road for London. Frequent buses to town centre. Nearby swimming pool, park, supermarket. Off-street parking, £1,095 p.c.m. Tel.: 07940 402657, 0208 7406733. Email: jey23@talktalk.net.

East Oxford/St Clement's: charming, 2- bedroom house available for long-term rent from mid-Nov. Perfectly situated, in peaceful street off Cowley Rd, only 5 mins. walk to the Plain and 20 mins. to the centre of town. Nicely furnished, spacious, open-plan living area, separate study, c.h., pretty garden, £900 p.c.m., plus bills. Email: annemoorhead@yahoo.co.uk. Tel.: 07796 521577.

Wheatley, 300-year-old, stone, detached cottage. Comfortable, furnished, 3 bedrooms (2 double, 1 single). Lounge 15ft x 14ft, kitchen/diner 15ft x 10ft. Small garage plus car space, g.c.h. Very near bus stop to Oxford and close to post office and village shops. Rent £885 p.c.m. (excl. utility bills and council tax). Available now. Contact 01932 563335 for appointment.

Spacious townhouse in south Oxford, close to park and swimming pool. Five bedrooms, exceptionally spacious lounge, beautiful French-style kitchen/dining area, 2 bathrooms, c.h., garden at back. Fully equipped kitchen, all mod cons. The house is in a quiet neighbourhood, 10 mins. from central Oxford. Ideally suited for group of mature students, professionals wanting to share or a family. Available immediately. Please contact 01865 429285 (answer machine), 07879 626037 or penny_oxford@hotmail.com.

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Flats to Let

Central north Oxford: 10 mins. walk to 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 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.

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.

One-bedroom, fully furnished, first-floor flat situated in Headington, with allocated parking. One very large bedroom with en suite, living room/dining area and fully equipped kitchen. It has good transport links. Situated near John Radcliffe, Oxford centre and the ring road. Rent £650 p.m., excl. council tax and utilities. One month's rent as deposit. Available from 29 Aug. Contact: tomhannon38@hotmail.com.

Accommodation available in east Oxford. Beautiful, light and airy top-floor flat in period terrace. Available to rent to responsible tenant (n-s) for 9–12 months from beginning of Oct. Fully furnished, 1 double bedroom, large sitting room, recently refurbished with traditional wood floors. Quiet street, 5 mins. walk from Cowley Rd, 5 mins. cycle into city centre. Rent £800 p.c.m., plus bills. Contact Tanya Khara: tanyakhara@hotmail.com.

Summertown flat, 300 yards from shops. Large, furnished bed-sitter, kitchenette, bathroom, c.h., self-contained on second floor of family house. Rent includes all bills, except hot water heater. Reduced rent for 1 quiet, n-s, long-term tenant (minimum 1 year, preferred longer). Yearly contract and references required. Suitable for 1 person only. Free now. Email: simon.altmann@bnc.ox.ac.uk.

Summertown—2-bedroom, split-level period conversion. Within walking distance of colleges and University departments, ideal for visiting academic. Available now, rent £1,295 p.c.m. Contact Finders Keepers at 01865 311011. Website reference 2226, www.finders.co.uk.

Summertown—spacious, 2-bedroom, first-floor apartment with parking for 1 car. Available now, rent £1,295 p.c.m. Contact Finders Keepers at 01865 311011. Website reference 1189, www.finders.co.uk.

Summertown—a comfortable, 1- bedroom apartment with excellent location, cycle ride to city centre, University colleges and departments. Available Oct., rent £950 p.c.m. Contact Finders Keepers at 01865 311011. Website reference 4557, www.finders.co.uk.

Summertown—exceptionally spacious, unfurnished, ground-floor, two-bedroom apartment in a lovely quiet location. Available now, rent £925 p.c.m. Contact Finders Keepers at 01865 311011. Website reference 2360, www.finders.co.uk.

Southeast Oxford: spacious, attractive, 1- bedroom apartment, river walks nearby. Furnished, with excellent facilities, modern kitchen, private garden and off-road parking. Suit visiting academic or couple. Available 1 Oct. for 6 months, £735 p.c.m., excl. Contact David on 079 022 17632 or davecolina35@yahoo.co.uk.

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Accommodation Offered

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).

Modern, quiet and light single and double studio apartments and 2-bedroom flat. East Oxford, 10 mins. walk to Magdalen Bridge, 5 mins. to shops. Fully furnished and equipped for cooking, laundry (washer/drier), wireless broadband, flat screen TV, DVD, CD player. Serviced weekly. Off-road parking. Available now for short-term rental—weeks or months. Tel.: 07504 927615. Email: stay@oxfordbythemonth.com.

Double bedroom with own bathroom to rent in shared house in Jericho. House is on Kingston Rd and has a generous kitchen and west-facing garden. Close to Port Meadow, Phoenix cinema and Walton St. Would ideally suit a woman, as the other 2 householders are women. Monthly rent £500, excl. bills. Available 1 Sept. Please contact Flora on 07904 333015.

Spacious, quiet, light room with broadband, TV and lovely views over fields and garden available from Sept. in owner's delightful house in village north of Oxford. Local bus service and more frequent service from nearby Kidlington. Pleasant cycle route into town. Rent £395 p.c.m., incl. bills, use of kitchen and bathroom, weekly cleaner. Suit mature, n-s, quiet academic or professional who enjoys countryside and animals. Call 01865 374994 evenings.

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 £825, everything included. Email: john.hemingway@blakeproject.com. Tel.: 01865 883991.

Short-term accommodation (1–3 months) for University staff or visiting academics with University association. Central Oxford townhouse (1 bed). Easy walking distance from libraries, museums, colleges, £1,300 p.c.m., including internet, gas and electricity, and local calls. Available from 1 Oct. Contact: daniel.burt@orinst.ox.ac.uk.

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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.

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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.

Professor on sabbatical visit requires small, furnished house or flat with double bedroom, preferable in north Oxford, for himself and occasional visits by wife, for up to 1 year from 1 Dec., at reasonable rent. Alternatively, he could accept 1-month let while he house-searches. Happy to house sit. Please contact bwayne@physchem.ox.ac.uk for details.

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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.

Enjoy this luxury, sea-edge villa in a quiet village in Goa, near to all facilities. Lovely views—you can lie in bed and watch the dolphins. Two double bedrooms with en suite wetroom bathrooms. Air con throughout, washing machine, phone, satellite TV, maid service. Website: www.sea-edgegoa.com. Tel.: 07801 656866.

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.

Stone farmhouse of character in chestnut grove in southwest France, 5 double bedrooms, 3/4 bathrooms, fully equipped kitchen and utility room, swimming pool. In peaceful hamlet near to beautiful historic bastide market towns, £800 p.w. Email: djlm@aol.com. Tel.: +44 (0)1865 559061.

Bayonne old town—triplex apartment in historic centre. Two double, 2 single bedrooms, bathroom, shower room, separate toilet, open-plan kitchen dining/sitting room. Not young-children friendly. Easy access beaches, Biarritz, interior of Basque country, Bilbao, etc. Free parking 5 mins. walk. Available anytime, £600 p.w. Email: malcolma@orange.fr. Tel.: 00 33 559347422.

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Houses for Sale

Four-bedroom, detached house with garage for £280,000 (negotiable). Low-crime, bike-friendly, child-friendly area near park, shops, etc. Wildlife garden. Edge of countryside. Unbelievable? It's in Bicester! Sale through agent but more information (including ways to travel to Oxford) from: anne.watson@education.ox.ac.uk.

Summertown, north Oxford. A 5- bedroom, detached house in a quiet location (private drive access off side road). Private parking for 3 or 4 cars. South-facing, walled garden and detached garden playroom/games room. Within easy walking distance of frequent buses, shops, public library, Esporta gym/swimming pool, etc. Several excellent schools nearby. Tel.: 01865 558331.

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Flats for Sale

Bournemouth. South-facing, quiet, spacious, top (4th)-floor apartment amongst pines and sweet chestnuts in late-30s, Art Deco- style block. Three beds, 2 baths (1 en suite), sitting and dining rooms, kitchen, balcony, largish garage, lift. Five mins. walk to lovely beaches and fresh fish. Two hours by train to Oxford. Not posh or high- tech, but gentle, comfortable and a little faded, £280,000. Share of freehold. Tel.: 01202 557680.

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