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Tyndale Conference

The Second Oxford International Tyndale Conference will be held in Hertford College, 1--4 Sept. 1996. Details from the Secretary, the Tyndale Society, 10B Littlegate Street, Oxford OX1 1QT. Tel.: Oxford 791515.

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Bodleian Shop

When did you last visit the Bodleian shop? The best- selling items at the moment are: the Bodleian document bag in smart black canvas, the Relativity mouse mat, also in black, and a mug bearing Edward Lear's portrait of his cat, Foss. The shop is open Mon.–Fri., 9 a.m.–6 p.m., Sat. 9 a.m.–12.30 p.m. See the Bodleian's Shopping Arcade on the Internet:

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Oxford University Museum Shop

Bored with the school holidays? Not after a visit to the Oxford University Museum of Natural History. Our shop sells activity kits for all ages and abilities (why not make a life-sized osprey?), books to help identify sea-shells, fossils, minerals, etc., a nature photographer's handbook, guides to scientific trails around Oxford, and lots of other gifts and toys. Until 31 Aug., a 10 per cent discount is offered on purchases over £5 on presentation of this copy. The Museum is open Mon.--Sat. (inc. Bank Holiday Monday), 12 noon--5 p.m.; admission free.

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Tuition Offered

Classes in traditional English watercolours with tutor Rebecca Hind. Summer Schools in July at Little Wittenham Nature Reserve. Weekly part-time classes from Sept. Tel.: Oxford 340633 for brochure.

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Services Offered

Furniture: individual pieces and fitted furniture designed and made by Richard Kay and Piers Roberts from local workshops. From tables, chairs, cabinets, desks, to fitted bedrooms, kitchens, studies. For the home, office, or garden. Tel.: 01844 238112.

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.

Social Science research and computing assistance offered. Experienced researcher offers to do those things you can't or won't do, or haven't time to do or learn: literature searches and preparation of bibliographies; practical advice on software to collect, analyse, and report research data; design databases and link MS Office applications to streamline procedures; check and clean datasets; qualitative and quantitative analysis. No job too small—no overheads—reasonable rates—c.v. and references available. D. Hermans. Tel.: Oxford (2)79280.

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.

Restoration and conservation of antique furniture by John Hulme. Twenty-five years' experience. All aspects of repair, carcass-work, veneer, inlay, polishing, stain removal, upholstery, cane/rush seating. Furniture-making and copying. Collection and delivery. 11a High Street, Chipping Norton. Tel./fax: 01608 641692.

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

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Domestic Services

Paris: accommodation offered in return for after-school child care, from Sept. for at least one school year. French family living in Oxford and returning to Paris seeks nanny for after-school child care for 2 children (4 and 6); accommodation is a pleasant self-contained studio in a quiet area in the centre of Paris (13th arrondissement). Ideal for students wanting to study French in Paris for one year or more. Sylvie Glaser. Tel.: Oxford 54098 (evenings and weekends), or 281322 (working days).

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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Volunteer needed to coach basketball

Oxford University Women's Basketball Club is currently seeking a coach for the coming (1996--7) academic year. The season encompasses both the Michaelmas and Hilary Terms. Contact Michelle Teo, Queen's College, Oxford OX1 4AW. E-mail:

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Situations Vacant

Part-time archivist, St Hilda's College: a qualified archivist is required, one day p.w., from Oct., to administer and promote the college archives. During the first year of the appointment, there is additional funding available to complete work on the college's financial records. Salary £12,989, pro rata (under review). Closing date: 10 Aug. To apply, send a c.v., with the names of 2 referees, to Maria Croghan, the Librarian, St Hilda's College, Oxford OX4 1DY. For further details, tel.: Oxford (2)76848.

The Keston Institute, an educational charity researching religious life in Russia and Eastern Europe, wishes to appoint a full-time senior administrator/secretary. Interest in the subject and computer know- how essential. Salary in the range £13,500--£15,000 depending on qualification and experience. Applications in writing, by 22 July, to Dr Philip Walters. Keston Institute, 4 Park Town, Oxford OX2 6SH.

Administrative/editorial assistant: Oxford University Press is looking for an outgoing person, possessing excellent administrative skills, to handle the daily administration of academic titles that are published/distributed by OUP on behalf of a variety of distinguished institutions. Other duties include the supervision and co-ordination of the production and distribution of books on the University publications list, including the pocket and desk diaries. Accuracy and a good eye for detail are prerequisites. Previous administrative and word-processing experience essential, and publishing experience desirable. Applications in writing, with up-to- date c.v., and daytime telephone number, to Helen Hutchison, Personnel Department. Oxford University Press, Walton Street, Oxford OX2 6DP.

St Clare's, Oxford---required for Sept., well-qualified tutors of Japanese, Korean, and Cantonese to prepare students for the International Baccalaureate. Applicants should be native speakers who are able to teach literature to students in their mother tongue. 1½--2 hours p.w. per course. For full details contact Mrs C. Gospel, Head of Languages, as soon as possible. Tel.: Oxford 552031.

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Houses to Let

Central Oxford: recently renovated and fully furnished family house to let in Manor Road: 2 reception rooms, study, 4 bedrooms, kitchen, bathroom, cloakroom, small rear garden and off-street parking, within 5 minutes' walk of the Bodleian Library. Ideal for visitor to Oxford with family. Available Sept., £900 p.c.m. Tel.: Oxford (2)76356.

Shotover, 3 miles from Oxford centre: partly-furnished 5-bedroom house; bathroom, shower, 2 w.c.s, kitchen with Aga, dining- and living-rooms; c.h., d.g.; 1-acre garden; garage. To let from 15 Aug. £1,100 p.c.m. inc. garden upkeep. Tel.: Oxford 69800.

Old Kidlington: attractive Cotswold stone house to let furnished for 12 months or longer; 3 reception, 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, well- fitted kitchen, pretty walled garden. £900 p.c.m. Tel.: 01993 811395.

Peaceful but accessible furnished 2-bedroom Cotswold stone terrace on edge of Witney; gas c.h. Available mid-Sept.--July to careful tenant. Tel.: 01993 704250 (from 14 July, evenings).

Cottage in Jericho with small garden and off-street parking. Suitable for 2 professional people. Very convenient for city centre, University, and Radcliffe Infirmary. £620 p.c.m. Tel.: Oxford 739350.

Woodstock (4 miles north of Oxford): newly refurbished semi- detached house in quiet residential area; on main bus route, with regular services; 2 double bedrooms, bathroom, dining-room, downstairs cloakroom, large lounge with picture windows opening onto conservatory which opens onto attractive garden with mature fruit trees. Newly fitted kitchen, integral garage, gas c.h., cooker, fridge. £525 p.c.m. Available 1 Sept. Tel.: Oxford 241091 (Dept. Clinical Pharmacology, day), or 01295 730311 (after 6 p.m.).

Modern 3-bedroom detached house in `Green Belt' village, Woodeaton; 8 minutes from John Radcliffe Hospital, 12 minutes from University; also large study/fourth bedroom; d.g. windows facing onto open countryside; full bath, downstairs w.c. and washroom, 2-car garage; newly installed kitchen and night storage heaters. Garden service included. Suit visiting academic/professional family. £650 p.c.m. Tel.: Oxford 451688 (after 5 p.m.).

18th-c. cottage facing village green, 10 miles from Oxford; fully furnished; 4 bedrooms, 2 living-rooms, piano, large living kitchen with Aga; 1 year from end of Sept. £900 p.c.m. inc. cleaner and gardener. Mrs Paynton. Tel.: 01993 891269, fax: Oxford 375079, e- mail:

Desirable furnished mill house cottage to let, in pleasant village near Woodstock; bathroom, 2 bedrooms, large sitting-room, well- equipped kitchen, garden, garage. £500 p.m. Available mid-Sept. Tel.: 01993 811351.

Two very peaceful old Cotswold stone cottages (Oxford 20 minutes) on ancient farm in Windrush Valley; wonderful views and walks; part furnished; 2 (1) bedrooms, study, c.h. washing-machine, insulation, log fire (stove), shed, garage, tennis. Six months min. £575 (£475) p.c.m. Tel.: 01993 822152.

House for rent for 9 months: 1 large living-room, 1 kitchen, 3 bedrooms (2 large, 1 smaller), 1 large bathroom; private parking lane; bus-stop nearby; two rail stations. House fully furnished, and enjoys much sun. Location: entrance of Bicester; immediate access to A34; 15 minutes to Oxford; 1 hour Heathrow/Birmingham. Tel.: 01869 325075.

Witney, 12 miles Oxford: sunny 2-double-bedroom cottage, all facilities, close to town centre. Secluded garden. Suit professional couple. To let mid-Oct. (negotiable)–May, £450 p.m. Tel.: 01993 703957.

Summertown, North Oxford: attractive 2-bedroom Victorian terrace cottage; would suit single/couple, academic/professional; regret no pets. Available from Aug. for the coming year. £675 p.m. plus bills. Tel.: 01855 58325/Oxford 512636, e-mail:

Available from 1 Sept. for long let, delightful, furnished detached house in quiet cul-de-sac in North Oxford within easy reach of colleges and the city centre. Kitchen fully equipped, breakfast-room, lounge, dining-room, study; 3 double bedrooms, bathroom, separate shower-room, beautiful, mature rear garden; front garden and driveway with car-port and garage. Suit visiting academic family. £1,000 p.c.m. Tel./fax: Oxford 66404 (Pam Crane).

An Englishman's home is his castle—so the saying goes. We cannot pretend that we have too many castles on offer 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. Please telephone or fax us with details of your requirements and we will do whatever we can without obligation. Tel.: Oxford 64533, fax: 64777.

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Flats to Let

Iffley Fields---to let from beginning of Oct.: pleasantly-furnished first-floor flat in quiet location overlooking fields, within a mile of Carfax; double bedroom, good size sitting-room, kitchen, bathroom, telephone. £520 p.c.m. inc. gas c.h., electricity, council tax, some cleaning, and licensed TV. Suit couple. Non-smokers only. Tel.: Oxford 246365.

Available 15 Sept.: self-contained newly-decorated studio flat in St Clement's; suit mature single person (non-smoker); washing- machine, microwave, TV/video, and own telephone. £475 p.c.m. inc. heating and hot water. Tel. and fax: Oxford 721052.

Fully-furnished modern flat 10 minutes' walk from city centre; double bedroom, sitting-room, kitchen, bathroom, private parking. From late July. £550 p.c.m. (more for short let). Mrs Paynton. Tel.: 01993 891269, fax: Oxford 375079, e-mail:

St Clement's, easy walking distance of University and city centre: modern 2-bedroom apartment; free parking 4 p.m.--10 a.m.; rooftop patio garden. £625 p.c.m. inc. council tax. Six- month min. let. Tel.: Oxford 714021 or 776266.

North Oxford : newly redecorated flat on second (top) floor of purpose-built block in Osberton Road, Summertown; fully furnished and equipped with kitchen utensils, crockery, etc., plus washer-drier, fridge-freezer, gas c.h., shower, garage, and garden access. Living and 2 double bedrooms. Available to non-smokers from 1 Aug. for short- or longer-term tenancy. Rent from £600 p.c.m. depending on length of tenancy. Tel.: Oxford 727650, e-mail:

Furnished flat to let in country house 6 miles south-west of Oxford; sitting-room, double bedroom, kitchen, etc., washing-machine; free use of private squash court. Available now. £400 p.c.m. inc. hot water and c.h. Tel.: Oxford 390535.

Spacious well-equipped 2-bedroom modern furnished flat, with garage, etc., to let; North Oxford, near Cutteslowe Park and buses to city centre. Available from late Sept. £600 p.m. Tel.: Oxford 53100, e-mail:

Upper Wolvercote: 2-bedroom flat in quiet position inside the ring- road; frequent bus-route; well-equipped fully-furnished first-floor flat with c.h., garage, etc.; would suit professional couple, non- smoking preferred. Available late July. £625 p.c.m. Rent negotiable for long-term let of 2--3 years. Tel.: Oxford 59802.

Modern, purpose-built, 2-bedroom flat in North Oxford, off Woodstock Road; in secluded private grounds with resident caretaker; well-furnished, new washing-machine, cooker, fridge-freezer; second bedroom adapted as study---will refit as bedroom if required. Suit visiting academic or professional couple. Available immediately for long or short let, £600 p.m. Chris Townsend. Tel.: Oxford 59835, or 0973 158812.

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Summer Let

Charming 1-bedroom flat with garden, fully furnished and equipped, situated off Iffley Road, 5 minutes from city centre, on bus route; suit couple or single person, non-smokers only. Available for up to 6 weeks from 22 July. £100 p.w., bills included. Call if interested in whole period or part. Tel.: Oxford 244787.

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Accommodation Offered

Bed-and-breakfast available in the comfortable home of a semi- retired academic couple in leafy, exclusive central North Oxford. Within easy walking distance of all main university buildings, town centre, parks, river, excellent pubs and restaurants. All rooms have colour TV, tea- and coffee-making facilities, microwaves. Very moderate terms. Tel.: Oxford 57879.

Family accommodation---£200 p.w.: central North Oxford, from mid-Aug., 6--12 months, 3/4 of attractive Victorian house; well equipped; sleeps up to 6; 10 minutes' walk to city centre, 3 minutes' walk to Thames water meadows. Tel.: Oxford 59911.

Small, rural, self-contained, warm accommodation at side of old farmhouse; modern kitchen (with cooker, fridge, washing-machine), dining-room and shower-room, downstairs; upstairs, good double bedroom with nice views. Horspath, 4 miles to city centre. £420 p.m. plus bills. Tel.: Oxford 874918.

Alternative medicine centre. Space available. Therapy and treatment rooms. Consulting and counselling rooms. Every facility. Very moderate rates. Central North Oxford. Tel. for further details: Oxford 54326 (9 a.m.–12 noon).

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Accommodation available for the elderly

The Abbeyfield Oxford Society has vacancies in two houses providing accommodation and care for elderly people. Apply: the Secretary, Abbeyfield Oxford Society, Arthur Garrard House, 288 Iffley Road, Oxford OX4 4AA. Tel.: Oxford 790439.

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Accommodation Sought

German academic visitor (mathematician) with wife and baby seeks partly furnished little house or 2-bedroom flat in Oxford for one year beginning end of Sept.; non-smokers, no pets. Dr Stefan Kuehnlein, Ernst-Moritz-Arndt-Str. 13, FRG-51427 Bergisch Gladbach. Tel.: 00 49 2204 24396, e-mail:

Self-contained or shared accommodation, preferably in North Oxford or Jericho, required by senior male journalist from Israel, approx. 9 Oct.--21 Dec. Max. rent £350 p.m. Tel.: Oxford 512542, fax: 513576 (Rosemary Allan, Reuter Foundation Programme).

Mature female, non-smoking, living abroad and conducting doctoral research, requires Oxford pied-à-terreduring term-time (double bedroom, living-room, kitchen, bathroom, telephone) as from Oct. in central North Oxford, near bus-stop. Preferred areas Woodstock Road, Banbury Road, Park Town. Ideal arrangement for family with self- contained flat/flatlet which they use during vacations, but is available to let in term. References available, fully guaranteed. Contact Mrs Akers-Douglas. Tel. (UK): 01264 736246, fax (Cyprus): 00 357 5 352657.

Flatlet needed, 1 Jan.–14 Feb. 1997, for visiting female academic from Haifa. Must be within easy reach of Bodleian Library and not up too many stairs. Contact Jane Varley, Radcliffe Science Library. Tel.: Oxford (2)72830.

Canadian academic couple seek 3-bedroom house for long-term rental, up to £700 p.c.m., preferably in Oxford or village within 5 miles of North Oxford. Garden, washing-machine, c.h., parking required. Unfurnished, quiet and spacious preferred. Sept./Oct. start. Lionel Smith. Fax: +1 403 492 492, e-mail:

American engineering professor and wife seek 2-bedroom fully- equipped house or flat, 1 Oct. 1996--1 Apr. (possibly 1 July) 1997. Require ground-level entry (or lift) for wheelchair access, ground-floor w.c., and bedroom with separate walk-in shower. Off-street parking essential. Tel. or write: Dr H. Gascoigne, 1752 Royal Court, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405, USA. Tel.: 001 805 541 8170.

Pleasant, unfurnished 2-bedroom apartment required by quiet, mature female university graduate student with careful sense of responsibility. Ideally for long-term let. Situated in North Oxford or Summertown. Max. rent. £550 p.m. Tel.: Oxford (2)77491, e-mail:

Balliol family awaiting completion on new home need Oxford house or flat, 1 Sept.--31 Dec. Three young but well-behaved children. No pets. Excellent references. Good rent for the right property. Tel.: Oxford 515500.

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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Holiday Lets

Grade II listed house in small mid-Wales town; Ludlow 12 miles, near Offa's Dyke path and Radnor Forest; excellent walking. House sleeps 4/5; c.h., 3 bedrooms, kitchen, drawing-room, dining-room; large walled garden. Tel.: Oxford 220649 (day), or 01993 811013 (after 8 p.m.).

Norfolk: lovely old cottage, in idyllic village of Great Walsingham, close to Blakeney coast, available for holiday lets/sabbaticals, Sept. onwards. Sleeps 5 plus cot. Rayburn, c.h., delightful enclosed south-facing garden overlooking orchard. Cleaning by arrangement. Tel.: 01223 323496.

Available for 6 months, Oct.--Mar., delightful, former gamekeeper's cottage on south Cornish coast near Fowey. Offering complete seclusion amid deep woodland with sea and coast within 500 yards. Fully furnished and well equipped. Ideal for writing/contemplation/retreat. £250 p.c.m. Tel.: 01726 815 432.

SE Tuscany: spacious converted granary set in Tuscan hamlet, 7 minutes from the birthplace of Michelangelo, Florence 2 hours by car; fully restored and very comfortable on 2 floors with private terrace overlooking chestnut forests and rolling hills; 3 double bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, large sitting-room with beautiful views, well-equipped kitchen/diner. Sleeps 6--8. £400--£600 p.w. Car/driver/guide available. Smaller self-contained cottages available nearby if overflow accommodation is required. Jenny Frears. Tel. or fax: 00 39 575 793762.

Snowdonia: 2 miles up a secluded valley beneath Cnicht (2,600 ft). Traditional farmhouse with 3 double bedrooms, 1 single bedroom; newly decorated and furnished with antiques, Laura Ashley, etc.; farmhouse kitchen with oil-fired range providing c.h. and cooking facilities; microwave, freezer, fridge, washing machine, tumble-drier; sitting- room with inglenook fireplace, CD player; dining-room. Oil and electricity included. Large garden and patio. Beautiful walks beside stream up the valley, up Cnicht or to hamlet of Croesor. Pictures on: Send A5 SAE for brochure to Dr R.W.Moss, 28 St Vincents Place, Meads, Eastbourne, E.Sussex BN20 7QW. Tel: 0973 226381, e-mail:

Greece: charming independent houses to let on the beautiful island of Skopelos from £60 per person p.w. Tel.: 00 30 424 22947, fax: 00 30 424 23057.

recompense)] Portugal, Obidos: attractive self-contained house/apartment in lovely, quiet, unspoilt rural area 90 kms north of Lisbon overlooking lagoon and 2 miles from sea; ideal for bird- watching, walking, horse-riding. Rent c.£50 per person per week. Tel.: 00 351 62 979534, or 0171-352 3144.

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Flats for Sale

Thackley End, Banbury Road. Light, bright, fully- equipped 1-bedroom flat for sale in well-maintained modern block, with balcony overlooking communal garden. £70,000, to include basic furniture, carpets, curtains, fridge, washing-machine. Write to: Stefanie Grant, 72 Belsize Park Gardens, London NW3 4NG, or tel.: 0171-722 6912 (after 1 July).

Spacious flat in central, historic Florence: 4 bedrooms, living- room, dining-room, breakfast-room/kitchen, full bathroom, shower-room with second w.c. Thorough recent overhaul: new roof, outer walls all repointed, medieval plumbing entirely replaced, parquet flooring, d.g. street-side windows; the rest look onto quiet inner courtyards. Top flat means beautifully light, with epic views onto Palazzo Vecchio and over Arno to Belvedere. Available from Sept. Offers over £240,000. Walsh. Tel.: 00 39 55 23 44 864, or Oxford 59328.

One-bedroom flat for sale in luxury apartment block in quiet Summertown. £69,950. Tel.: Oxford 514013.

Elegant and spacious 2-bed, 2-bath North Oxford apartment in an Edwardian villa; very large kitchen/diner, beautiful walled garden, swimming-pool, parking. Easy walk to colleges, Radcliffe Infirmary, and parks. Offers in the region of £135,000. To view, tel. Chancellor's: Oxford 516161, or directly: 58904. n

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Flat for Sale or to Let

Luxurious, modern 2-bedroom flat in east Oxford: all mod. cons., fitted kitchen, carpet, curtains; off-street parking; communal gardens. Available mid-Sept. £69,500. Tel./fax: Oxford 723281.

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Property Sought for Purchase

Edwardian/Victorian property required in Oxford by purchaser able to proceed quickly. North Oxford or Headington location, 3/4 bedrooms, 2 reception rooms, garden, garage preferred. Value up to £140,000. Tel.: Oxford 512415 (evenings and weekends).

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