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Royal Shakespeare Company

The RSC's Oxford office is organising return coach trips to Stratford evening performances. Each £18.50 ticket includes a free upgrade to best Stalls or Cirle seat---a £15 saving on usual RSC seat prices. Coaches depart St Giles' at 6 p.m. for the following performances: Taming of the Shrew, Thurs., 2 Nov.; Romeo and Juliet, Mon., 6 Nov.; Richard III, Thurs., 9 Nov.; Julius Caesar, Mon., 13 Nov. Bookings (RSC Oxford): Oxford 511434.

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Tuition Offered

Cello tuition offered by experienced teacher. Beginners to advanced players. Johanna Messner, Jericho. Tel.: Oxford 311981.

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

Piano lessons with Martin André, MA, ARCM; intermediate to diploma level. North Oxford. Tel.: Oxford 516985.

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Services Offered

Garden design. If the dry summer left you dissatisfied with your garden, let me help you re-plan for next year. Short consultation or full-scale design. Judith Walton. Tel.: Oxford 735179.

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.

Furniture restoration and traditional cabinet-making by experienced craftsman; french polishing, upholstery, carving, gilding; clock and barometer repairs. Collection and delivery service. Mark Griffin Furniture. Tel.: Oxford 300171.

Frederick and Sudabeh Hine, dealers in Persian, Afghan, and Turkey carpets and rugs, runners, and kelims. Wide selection of tribal, village, and workshop pieces. Many items heavily reduced to make room for new importations arriving end Oct. Browse through our warehouse without obligation 10 a.m.--6 p.m., for 7 days a week at present. Old Squash Court at the rear of 16 Linton Road, North Oxford. Tel./fax: Oxford 59396.

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, and Caucasian 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 room-size pieces. Home trial service. Brazier's of Oxford, 57 High Street. Tel.: Oxford 246574.

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Situations Vacant

Blackwell Publishers is looking for a Society Services Administrator to help establish and maintain a European Service Centre for a major US professional society and to deliver other services for our key learned society clients. The job involves providing excellent service to members across Europe, close liaison with the US society, and full use of the Internet and electronic communications. Full training will be provided, including a one-week assignment in New York. The successful candidate will: possess good written and spoken skills in two European languages; have good computer skills, including Word for Windows and Excel; be flexible, efficient, and well-organised; be committed to the goals of excellent customer service and continuous improvement. Although the job is primarily administrative, the incumbent will learn a lot about marketing, the Internet, and the development of professional services in the global computing community. Closing date: 13 October. Write with full CV and current salary to: Hilary Straw, Personnel Administrator, Blackwell Publishers, 108 Cowley Road, Oxford OX4 1JF.

Are you a graduate in English and willing to spend on the average 2 hours a week reading/correcting physiology/biochemistry articles. Please contact Dr Neville Osborne. Tel.: Oxford 248996.

Serious academic summer program in Paris seeks Director. Candidates should have 10 years' experience in secondary school education, fluent French, and a good knowledge of Paris. Advanced degree preferred. Send references and c.v. to: the Executive Director, Academic Programs, 601 W110th St., Suite 7R, New York, NY 10025, USA. Fax: 212 663 8169.

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Houses to Let

Central Headington, close to hospitals, available Nov., recently converted 2-bed flat; spacious, tastefully furnished, fully-fitted kitchen, large living-room, bathroom with bath and separate pumped shower; gas c.h.; d.g. Professionals and academics only. Rent £590 p.c.m. Tel.: Oxford 68504 (evenings).

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:; also 27 St Clement's, Oxford OX4 1DJ (tel.: Oxford 200012, fax: 204844, e-mail:

Converted barn overlooking churchyard in pretty village 7 miles from Oxford; 4 bedrooms, study, utility, room with washer/drier, gas c.h. plus wood-burning stove, garden, parking. Available from Nov. Tel.: Oxford 310000, ext. 255 (day); 01993 882065 (evenings or weekends); or 01993 883801.

Central North Oxford, available beginning Oct., on 6 months' shorthold tenancy (possibly longer): attractive family house; sleeps 6; well equipped. £200 p.w. plus local taxes. References required. Tel.: Oxford 59911.

Very pleasant house to let, south Oxford, city centre 1 mile; suitable for quiet academic single or couple (graduate or postgraduate only); 2 good rooms, kitchen/dining, bathroom. £460 p.c.m. References. Pop-music players need not apply. Tel.: Oxford 241634.

In East Hendred, 20 minutes from Oxford, stone-fronted cottage in beautiful village; 3 bedrooms, conservatory, laundry-room, etc., c.h., lovely garden, large garage. £750 p.c.m. plus bills. Tel.: 0378 064413 or 0171-262 9604.

Furnished central North Oxford house to let, 7 Oct.--30 Apr. (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:

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.

A pleasant comfortable semi-detached house close to Iffley Village; sleeps up to 6 people; holiday or short let; parking, TV, linen. £350 p.w. Tel.: Oxford 778458, fax: Oxford 776477.

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.

Yarnton: just 6 miles north of Oxford centre, semi-detached house with 2 double bedrooms and 1 single, 2 reception rooms, fully-fitted pine kitchen, good-size garden, gravelled driveway with parking for two cars, gas c.h. £595. Finders Keepers. Tel.: 01993 700150, fax: 700160.

South-west France: spacious Aveyron stone farmhouse with land to let. Quiet village. Four rooms, bathroom, well-equipped kitchen. Lovely countryside; historic area. Available until June 1996. Long/short lets. £300 p.c.m. plus electricity, water, telephone. Dr Martin. Tel. (Hong Kong): 00 852 28757843, fax: 00 852 28654620.

Comfortable, pretty house close to centre (5 minutes from Magdalen Bridge, handy for London bus), available for civilised, amiable, non-smoking, responsible tenant. References required. Would suit academic, professional, or a mature graduate. Academic owners work in London but regularly weekend in Oxford (Fri. and Sat. nights). Tel.: 0171-586 1481 (evenings).

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.

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Flats to Let

Eynsham: easily maintained 2-bedroom ground-floor flat with parking in secluded location within small development and walking distance of centre. Fitted kitchen, bathroom with shower, living/dining-room, communal gardens. Ideal for couple/single, available furnished. £495. Finders Keepers. Tel.: 01993 700150, fax: 700160.

Luxury flat in North Oxford: large double bedroom, living-room, well-equipped kitchen, bathroom (bath and shower), c.h., fully furnished, TV, garage; 15 minutes' walk from town centre; on bus route and close to amenities. Available now. Tel.: Oxford 511825 (evenings or Sundays).

North Leigh, at edge of Cotswolds, 11 miles from centre of Oxford, 6 miles from Woodstock and 3 miles from Witney: first-floor flat; one study/bedroom, kitchen, bathroom, c.h.; share entrance only; separate telephone; parking space; rural views; bus service but car an advantage. Ideal for someone writing a dissertation or book. £230 p.c.m. Tel.: 01993 881 667.

Central North Oxford, 10 minutes from city centre, two delightful and very comfortable flats available now in quiet, civilised family house: (1)---large double bedroom, single bedroom, drawing-room, kitchen, bathroom; (2)---large double bedroom, drawing-room, kitchen, bathroom. Off-street parking, garden. Regret no children or pets. Tel.: Oxford 52400.

Woodstock Road, within walking distance of Summertown shops: modern purpose-built first-floor flat; d.g., fully carpeted, individual gas c.h., fully furnished and equipped; 2 double bedrooms, study, dining-room or third bedroom (single), large living-room, kitchen/diner, one large bathroom, gardens on ground floor, parking space. Most modern conveniences. £850 p.m. Available 1 Oct. for academic year or longer. Tel.: Oxford 515301; if no reply: 00 39 55 573056.

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Accommodation Offered

Spacious double room in 2-bedroom house in Jericho, central Oxford. Suit non-smoking professional or academic. £290 p.c.m. inc. bills, except telephone. Alternatively, house could be rented for 2- or 3-month let at £695 p.c.m. from mid-Oct. Tel.: Oxford 516886.

Two rooms to let in recently renovated house in east Oxford. Larger room £40 p.w. all inc. except telephone; smaller room £30 p.w. all inc. except telephone. Full use of facilities in house plus use of garden. Aged 30--55. Tel.: Oxford 204153.

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Accommodation Sought

Apartment sought, 2 bedrooms or 1 large bedroom, for Apr.-- June 1996 (Apr.--Aug. also possible). North Oxford preferred. Responsible academic couple on leave, 1 older child, non-smoking, no pets. W. Zwicker, Math. Dept., Union College, Schenectady, NY 12308. E-mail:

Royal Society Visiting Fellow from People's Republic of China needs 2-bedroom flat in Oxford, from Dec./Jan., for 5--6 months, when his wife and 6-year-old daughter join him. Rent less than £400 p.c.m. Dr Shisong Jiang. Tel.: Oxford 222327 (day), e-mail:

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:; local contact: Reading (01734) 868113.

Responsible, single professional male, non-smoking, recently started work with the University, seeks studio flat, above average bedsit or house-sit, in quiet environs, preferably with good access to Wellington Square. Rent available up to an absolute max. of £400 p.c.m. References can be provided. Telephone Mark. Tel.: Oxford (2)70053 (day), or 01793 432261 (evenings).

Oxford writer seeks to rent country bolt-hole for 2--3 solitary weekdays per week, within 20 miles of city. Careful and responsible. Might suit country weekenders. Any size, preferably small. Tel.: Oxford 53561.

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. n

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House for Sale

Beautifully presented and individual 3-bedroom detached house at Garsington (10 minutes' drive Oxford, easy access M40/London); in quiet location with views to open countryside front and rear; good decorative order; large lounge overlooking garden; separate dining-room and kitchen overlook front garden; downstairs cloakroom and access to adjoining garage; upstairs 3 bedrooms, bathroom; gas c.h. Designed and built with interesting features for present owners. £139,000 ONO. No chain; some flexibility possible over completion date. Tel./fax: Oxford 735540.

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Book Sale

Mallam's Book Sale, Fri. 17 Nov. Antiquarian and modern books, bindings, prints, engravings, and folios. Maps and related items. Entries are invited. All enquiries: Benjamin Lloyd. Bocardo House, St Michael's Street, Oxford OX1 2EB.

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