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Bodleian Shop

The Bodleian Shop will remain open until 6 p.m. every weekday evening until Christmas. New: Cats in Oxford desk calendar, silver Radcliffe Camera earrings and cufflinks, and lots of other gifts and cards. Entrance in Old Schools Quadrangle. Open 9–6 weekdays, 9–12.30 Sats.

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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.

Services Offered

Book-search service: any author, title, on any subject searched for all over the UK; no fee, no obligation to buy when found. Send details, basic or precise, of wanted books with s.a.e. Wait 2–5 weeks to be contacted with offers or report. Fast and easy way to find books you have wanted for years. S.E. Owen Booksearch, 4 Cotswold Crescent, Old Marston, Oxford OX3 0SG.

Interior furnishing: curtain makers and traditional upholsterers. Upholstery tools and accessories, braids and trimmings. Fitted and Oriental carpets. Wallpaper. A complete interior design service is available if required. Furniture restoration and chair repairs. Wall panelling, bookcases and individual joinery designed and made. We now offer a quality interior and exterior decorating service, and `no hassle' building work. Please enquire for further details. Braziers of Oxford—established at 57 High Street, Oxford, since 1896. Tel.: Oxford 246574.

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 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.

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.

Picture framing: we offer a high-quality service using a wide range of materials. Wash-line mounts, case frames, stretching of textiles, cleaning and repairs to existing frames. Helpful and efficient service. Open 6 days a week. Richard Adams, 5c West End, Witney, Oxon. OX8 6NG. Tel.: 01993 773431.

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.

Domestic Services

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.

Situations Vacant

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.

Lighting & Sound Equipment is looking for a part- time secretary/bookkeeper. Flexible hours working in south Oxford office. An ability to be meticulous without constant supervision is required. Send c.v. to Mr B.G. Potter, Lighting & Sound Equipment, 118 Cowley Road, Oxford OX4 1JE.

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Houses to Let

Two-bedroom, furnished, terrace house in east Oxford available for short let mid-Dec.–mid-Mar. Suit visiting academic or couple. £375 p.c.m. Tel.: Oxford 242644.

Cottage, south-facing, 5 miles from centre of Oxford, available from Jan. to non-smokers; 2 bedrooms, living-room, kitchen/dining-room, bathroom, small garden; off-street parking; fully equipped, telephone, TV, washing-machine; close to all amenities and bus routes to Oxford. Tel.: Oxford 373995.

Charming, luxurious Cotswold cottage 14 miles north- west of Oxford; 1 double bedroom, 1 spare bedroom/study, c.h., log fire, beams, inglenook, walled patio garden. Very private. Available spring 1996. Tel.: 01608 684 700.

Edwardian home, spacious with original features and attractive secluded garden, in quiet part of Thame, a country town 10 miles east of Oxford; 3/4 bedrooms, 2 reception, bathroom, large kitchen/breakfast-room, cellar/workshop, garage; available fully equipped and furnished or part-furnished. On a long let from Jan. £750 p.m. Tel.: 01844 21 6779.

Three-month let, from end of Jan.: beautiful 3- bedroom, 3-bathroom home, study, 2 sitting-rooms, laundry-room, etc.; all modern conveniences, domestic help, pleasant garden, use of car; convenient for Oxford colleges or hospitals. Suit visiting academics. Tel./fax: Oxford 735343.

Superb, modern, architect-designed house in North Oxford; 4 bedrooms; fully equipped; very efficient c.h.; on bus routes; 25 minutes' walk to town. Available mid-Dec. for 4 months. Tel.: Oxford 511825 (evenings or Sundays).

Period detached 3-bedroom stone cottage (unfurnished) with many charming features in Wheatley village; en- suite shower-room, bathroom, sitting-room, dining-room, cloakroom, kitchen, utility room, cellar; gas c.h.; secluded private south- facing garden; excellent local amenities inc. schools within walking distance. Easy access to Oxford (4 miles) by car, bus, or bicycle. Available immediately. £600 p.c.m. Tel.: 0117 9685 474.

Pleasant, comfortable house to let on Iffley Road; sleeps up to 6; linen supplied; conveniently situated for Oxford city centre. £350 p.w. (negotiable). Tel.: Oxford 778458, fax: 776477.

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.

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).

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.

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Flats to Let

Woodstock: listed period apartment, mainly furnished but can accommodate some personal furniture; kitchen/dining-room, bedroom, bathroom, night storage, separate washroom with washing- machine; use of shared walled garden; gazebo. Available from Dec. £400 p.m. Kember. Tel.: Oxford 722733 (day).

Suit postgraduates: quiet roomy south Oxford garden flat, d.g., gas heated, own meters; well-equipped kitchen, washer/drier, fridge/freezer; study area; double bedroom, en-suite bathroom; separate w.c., shower, lounge, telephone, TV. £465 p.m. Tel.: Oxford 240611.

Overlooking attractive gardens, 10 minutes' walk from Oxford city centre, furnished modern purpose-built studio flat; off-road parking. £500 p.c.m. (min. 12 months). Tel.: 01280 705191.

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.

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Accommodation Offered

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.

Rural retreat with access to Oxford: quiet, professional/academic individual sought for a large, furnished single bedsitting-room with private kitchen and shared bathroom facilities in manor house 13 miles north of Oxford. The elderly owner, while not necessarily looking for companionship, would enjoy the security of having someone share her home. Genuine enquiries to Finders Keepers, Banbury. Tel.: 01295 276766, fax: 01295 276763, e-mail: banbury@finders.co.uk.

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Accommodation Sought

Catholic nun requires apartment for 12–18 months. Reasonable terms please. Tel.: Oxford 244243.

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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.

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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Accommodation Exchange

Visiting American professor with family (sister, brother-in-law) seeks to exchange 2-bedroom, large sitting-room, 3- bath flat overlooking ocean in Los Angeles, California, suitable for 2 adults, 1/2 children of secondary/university age, for 2/3-bedroom furnished house/flat in Oxford (within walking/cycling distance of Queen's College), for 5 weeks, 24 June–29 July. Dr Albert Koppes. Tel.: 001 310 338 7301, fax: 001 310 338 1976, e-mail: akoppes@lmumail.lmu.edu.

Accommodation sought to rent or exchange

Go West! Young academic couple (no children) seeks accommodation for July 1996 (flexible); we are quiet, clean, non- smoking. House preferred; £600–£800 p.m. Biking distance to central libraries. Will consider trade (references requested) for our spacious, new home (3 bedrooms, 2½ bathrooms), on Mountain Preserve in Phoenix, Arizona; 1-day drive to Grand Canyon, Santa Fe, Mexico beaches, Las Vegas, California coast/LA. Write to Kevin Dalton (Oxford grad, 1986): 112 McClintock Hall, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ 85287-3102. Tel.: 001 602 598 0357, fax: 001 602 965 5139, e-mail: tracyf@imapl.asu.edu.

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Holiday Lets

Provence, luxury apartment in 17th-c. chateau; c.h., log fire, tennis, pool in summer; perfect tranquil sabbatical location. Long winter lets, plus summer holiday lets. Tel.: 01608 684 700.

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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.

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).

Piano wanted

Upright piano wanted for 6-year-old daughter just starting to learn. Dr Christoper Bulstrode. Tel.: Oxford 220233 (w), or 872426 (h). n

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