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Hadrian's Wall Walk

Volunteers are sought by the Alumni Office to assist with the planning of the Oxford University Hadrian's Wall Walk, 15–20 April 1996. Please contact the University Alumni Officer, Rodney Buckton, External Relations Office, Oxenford House, Magdalen Street, Oxford OX1 3AB. Tel.: Oxford (2)78128, fax: (2)78180.

Alumni Office

Volunteers are sought to assist the University Alumni Officer in a variety of interesting projects. Please write, telephone, or fax to: the Alumni Officer, University of Oxford External Relations Office, Oxenford House, Magdalen Street, Oxford OX1 3AB. Tel.: Oxford (2)78128, fax: (2)78180.

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Oxford Chamber Music Society

The Vellinger String Quartet will perform the following at 2.45 p.m. on Sunday, 12 November, in the Holywell Music Room: Haydn, Quartet in E flat, op. 71, no. 3; Mendelssohn, Quartet in E flat, op. 12; Purcell, Chacony in G minor; Britten, Quartet no. 2 in C, op. 36. Tickets: £7.50 from Blackwell's, £7.95 at the door, £3 students and juniors.

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Exhibition

St Anne's College, Woodstock Road: exhibition of paintings by Alice Baxter, 30 Oct.–24 Nov.; open daily, 10 a.m.–4 p.m., subject to college commitments. Visitors are advised to telephone the college lodge beforehand. Tel.: Oxford (2)74800.

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Publication and related exhibition

Mistresses of the Graphic Arts: famous and forgotten women print-makers, c.1550–c.1950. Quarto paperback, 124 pages, chronological biographical listing of 220 women; 360 b/w illustrations (31 repeated in colour on the covers); £15 pp. An exhibition and new stock catalogue from print-dealer Elizabeth Harvey-Lee, 1 West Cottages, Middle Aston Road, North Aston, Oxon. OX6 3QB. The prints will be exhibited 11–12 November in North Aston (15 miles north of Oxford) and afterwards at the Fine Art and Antiques Fair, Olympia. Tel. (Ms Harvey-Lee): 01869 347164.

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Tuition Offered

English Language teaching and conversation offered by a qualified teacher, BA (Hons.) Modern Languages and TEFLA RSA Cert. B, at £10 per hour (individual). Price negotiable for small groups (2–6) and for 3 or more hours per week. Tel.: Oxford 514399.

Piano lessons: children and adults. All grades. Beginners welcome. Experienced teacher. Miss P. Read, BA (Hons.), LRAM. Jericho. Tel.: Oxford 510904.

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Services Offered

Frederick and Sudabeh Hine, dealers in Persian, Turkish, and Afghan carpets and rugs, runners, and kelims. Wide selection of tribal, village, and workshop pieces in stock. List available of extra-large carpets and runners in store. Extremely generous reductions until new goods arrive end Oct./early Nov. Browse without obligation 10 a.m.--6 p.m., for 7 days a week. Old Squash Court at the rear of 16 Linton Road, North Oxford. Tel./fax: Oxford 59396.

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Original joinery: beautiful bookcases, cabinets, and fitted furniture, individually designed and hand-made in hard- and softwoods. Restoration and architectural joinery for period buildings; interior design and construction. For original designs and traditional skills, contact Original Joinery. Tel.: Oxford 741754, or 0367 2402125.

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Social science research assistance offered: experienced research (grade A), with own transport, office, and PC will among other things: do literature searches and prepare bibliographies; do quick summarising translations from French, Spanish, German, and Dutch into English; advise on software to be used to collect, analyse, and report research data; design tailor- made databases and applications and do training; check and clean datasets; do qualitative and quantitative analysis; do interviews and write them up; solve Windows problems. No job is too small; no overheads; reasonable rates. CV and references available. D. Hermans. Tel.: Oxford 56575.

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Town and Country Trees: professional tree surgery, orchard and shrub pruning, planting, and hedges. Quality work at competitive prices. Fully insured. Locally based. For a free quotation, please call Paul Hodkinson. Tel.: 01993 811115.

Oxuniprint, Oxford University Press---the University Printers: specialising in booklet and publicity material, typesetting, printing, and finishing; Output Bureau provides high-quality output from disk from all major DTP programs onto paper, bromide, colour-separated positive or negative film; high-quality specialist colour copier service. For service, quality, and competitive prices contact Oxuniprint, Oxford University Press, Walton Street, Oxford. Tel.: Oxford 514691, fax: 514010.

Tax advice and accountancy. We specialise in assisting academics and other professionals with all tax and accounting matters. Fast, personal service at low rates. Tassano & Co., 118 Banbury Road, Oxford. Contact Dr Charles McCreery. Tel.: Oxford 513381.

Oriental carpets: Persian, Turkish, Afghan, Caucasian, and Tribal Chinese carpets and kelims bought and sold, cleaned and repaired. We carry a good stock of varied sizes and runners in Oxford, and have access to bonded warehouses for larger and oversize pieces. Home trial service. We sell Anti-Slip for rugs and carpets—stops carpets creeping. Braziers of Oxford, 57 High Street, Oxford, and 24 High Street, Wallingford. Tel.: Oxford 246574.

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Domestic Services

Nanny-share: we live in Summertown with our two- year-old daughter and are looking for someone to share the arrangements with our fully-qualified nanny. If you have a child of the same age or older and are interested, please telephone. Tel.: Oxford 510400 (after 6 p.m.).

Carpet/upholstery/curtain cleaning by Grimebusters, your local specialists. Quality work, competitive prices. Domestic, commercial, college. Also carpet/upholstery stain protection, pre-occupancy cleaning, flood cleaning/drying, oriental rug cleaning. For free estimates and friendly advice, call Grimebusters. Tel.: Oxford 726983 or Abingdon 555533.

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Situations Vacant

Oriel College wishes to appoint an accounts assistant. The successful applicant will be responsible for the weekly payroll, cash books and bank reconciliations, and other bursary functions, in particular deputising on all fee matters, and will be expected to have a considerable input to the monthly management accounts. Experience of computerised accounting systems including spreadsheets is essential. The starting salary will reflect qualifications and experience and is not expected to be less than £15,000. Benefits include a non-contributory pension scheme. Oriel College is an equal opportunities employer. Applications should be addressed to the College Accountant, to arrive not later than Friday, 17 November. Oriel College, Oxford OX1 4EW.

St Peter's College requires copy assistants to help with the conversion of the library's card catalogues onto OLIS. Applicants must be basically computer-literate, conscientous and accurate. Rate of pay £3.50 per hour. Please apply to the Librarian. Tel.: Oxford (2)78882.

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Houses to Let

Attractive Victorian cottage to let for approx. 8 weeks, mid-Feb.–mid.-Apr. (dates negotiable); 1 double, 1 single bedroom, large sitting/dining-room, c.h., parking space. Overlooking Wolvercote Green and Oxford Canal—country atmosphere but on city bus route. £160 p.w. Tel.: Oxford (2)78344 (day), or 57791 (evenings).

Three-bedroom furnished semi-detached house, Elms Rise, Botley; gas c.h.; telephone; washing-machine; garage. £550 p.c.m. Tel.: Oxford 722813.

Very clean, peaceful rural but accessible beautiful old stone cottage (2 bedrooms) on ancient farm; wonderful views, walks, garden; tennis; comfortable antiques---or unfurnished; insulation; c.h.; open log fire; garage; local pub. Six months min. Oxford 20 minutes. Tel.: 01993 822152.

Furnished central North Oxford house to let, from Oct. 1995 (dates flexible); walk to colleges, train station, bus station; near Port Meadow; c.h., recently redecorated, secluded garden, garden furniture, terrace; 3 bedrooms, 1½ bathrooms, washing-machine, drier, telephone, linen, dishes, 2 bicycles. Suitable for visiting academics. £830 p.m. Tel.: Oxford 775567 (J. Mackrell, evenings); or tel. (A. Gaston, Canada): 613 7451368/819 6710348, fax: 613 7450299, e-mail: gastont@nwrc.cws.doe.ca.

House, north of Summertown, 2 double bedrooms, large study/third bedroom, separate dining-room, 30-ft lounge, attractive gardens, fully furnished (microwave, dish-washer, washing-machine, drier, TV), available mid-Dec.–end of Mar. or part of that period. Suit visiting academic. £750 p.c.m. Tel. or fax: Oxford 59421.

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Two-bedroom period cottage to let in Witney, approx. 9 miles west of Oxford. Fully furnished, fitted kitchen, small conservatory, living- room, washing-machine, TV, telephone, linen, charming garden. Available immediately for 12 months in the first instance. £500 p.c.m. Tel.: Oxford 65629, fax: Oxford 224378.

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Coming to Oxford? QB Management are one of Oxford's foremost letting agents with a range of good quality flats and houses in the Oxford area. We specialise in lettings to visiting academics, medical personnel, and other professionals and our aim is to provide the friendliest and most helpful service in Oxford. Please telephone or fax us with details of your requirements and we will do whatever we can to help without obligation. Tel.: Oxford 64533, fax: 64777.

Mallam's Residential Letting and Management Department offers a complete letting and management service. If you are considering letting your property please call for a professional consultation without cost or obligation. Tel.: Oxford 241466.

Finders Keepers: Finders Keepers are the current holders of the Best Letting and Management Office in the UK. For over 25 years Finders Keepers has specialised in serving the needs of Oxford's academic landlords and visiting tenants and has developed tailor-made services: a choice of 5 for home owners; advance Priority Reservation System with comprehensive booklet and maps for academic visitors. Call, write, or e-mail for further information and fast personal service. Finders Keepers Ltd., 73 Banbury Road, Oxford OX2 6PE (tel.: Oxford 311011, fax: 56993, e-mail: oxford@finders.co.uk); also 27 St Clement's, Oxford OX4 1DJ (tel.: Oxford 200012, fax: 204844, e-mail: stclements@finders.co.uk).

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Flats to Let

Central North Oxford, 10 minutes from city centre, delightful and very comfortable flat available now in quiet, civilised family house: large double bedroom, drawing-room, kitchen, bathroom. Off-street parking, garden. Regret no children or pets. Tel.: Oxford 52400.

North Oxford: small self-contained studio, fully furnished, colour TV, telephone, and part c.h. included; off-street parking; living-room, kitchenette, bedroom with shower-room off; excellent condition, suit single visiting academic. No smoking, pets, or children. £380 p.c.m. Tel.: Oxford 511769.

Accommodation Offered

Spacious room available from 21 Nov. in shared house by the river, 10 minutes' walk from city centre; living-room, kitchen, bathroom, and garden shared by all occupants, as are all facilities inc. those for washing and drying. Full c.h. Prefer professional female, 20–30, non-smoker and tidy. £185 p.m. (reviewed annually); all bills are shared. Call Emma Thomson. Tel.: Oxford 273013 (9 a.m.–5.15 p.m.).

Bed-and-breakfast available in a warm, comfortable house in exclusive central North Oxford, within easy walking distance of all main university buildings and town centre; a stone's throw from parks, river, and several excellent restaurants. Colour TV and tea- and coffee-making facilities in all rooms; microwaves available. Very moderate terms. Tel.: Oxford 57879.

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Accommodation Sought

d'Overbroeck's is now looking for more good family and self-catering accommodation from Jan. for A-level students. Excellent rates. North Oxford preferred. Two or more rooms in the same house would be particularly welcome. If you think you can help or for more information, please telephone. Tel.: Oxford 310000.

Wanted: fully-furnished, 2-bedroom house or apartment in Eynsham for the 3 months of April, May, and June 1996, for a university professor and his daughter. Tel.: Oxford 881039.

Furnished 1-bedroom apartment with kitchen and private bathroom required for academic couple from the University of Sao Paulo, Brazil, Dec.–Mar.; preferably within 1–1½ miles of the Science Area. Contact Dr G.F. Gibbons. Tel.: Oxford 224574 (day), or 01753 643681 (evenings and weekends).

Rented garage wanted, with electricity, in or near Oxford. Tel.: Oxford (2)72311 (day), or 276008 (evenings).

Visiting American professor with family (wife, 3 children 9, 11, 14) seeks 3/4-bedroom furnished house in Oxford, from July/Aug. 1996 for 12 months. Tel.: 001 313 971 3124, fax: 001 313 764 2495, e-mail: conlon@math.lsa.umich.edu; local contact: Reading (01734) 868113.

Going abroad? Or just thinking of letting your property? QB Management are 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. Tel.: Oxford 64533, or fax: 64777.

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Houses for Sale

Modern terrace house, Jericho: 2 double bedrooms, large sitting-room, kitchen/breakfast room, spacious windowed attic; balcony overlooking attractive small garden; d.g. throughout and energy-efficient; ample bookshelving and other features to accommodate academic requirements. £110,000 o.n.o. Dr Cowan. Tel.: Oxford 56754. n

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East Sussex: exquisite Elizabethan converted barn in exclusive South Downs village; immaculate condition; 40-ft living- room with inglenook fireplace and ship's timbered roof; 3 bedrooms, bathroom, shower-room, 3 w.c.s; c.h.; garage; delightful, well- stocked walled garden and small orchard; 2 summerhouses. Price in the region of £165,000. Tel.: 01323 503633 (any time), or Oxford 794381 (evenings only).

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