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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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Oxford Bach Choir, 1896–1996

Centenary Season—advance information. Choral Workshop, Sat., 4 Nov.: tutors, Simon Halsey and David Lowe. Recital, Thur., 9 Nov.: Mark Wildman (bass), and Christopher Robinson (piano). Brahms' Requiem, Sat., 2 Dec.: Bournemouth SO with Meredith Davies (cond.). Centenary Dinner, Fri. 15 Mar. 1996, St Catherine's College: guest speaker, Jeremy Irons. Centenary Concert, Sat., 1 June 1996, with CBSO and Christopher Robinson, CVO, conductor: programme to inc. première of a new Cantata specially commissioned from Nicholas Maw; also Bruckner, Te Deum, and Mendelssohn, Violin Concerto. Further details of celebratory events to be announced in a special brochure obtainable after 1 Sept. from Blackwell's Music Shop, Central Music Library, or Philip Waite, OBC Mailing, 18 Queen's Lane, Eynsham, Oxford OX8 1HL.

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Oxford Chamber Music Society

The Chagall Piano Trio will play the following at 2.45 p.m. on Sunday, 22 October, in the Holywell Music Room: Mozart, Trio in E, K.542; Grieg, Andante con moto in C minor; Philip Grange, work inspired by Chagall; Beethoven, Trio in D op. 70 no. 1 (The Ghost). Tickets £7.50 from Blackwell's, £7.95 at the door, £3 students and juniors.

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Exhibition

Green College, Woodstock Road: exhibition of paintings by Derrick Holt, in aid of Sir Michael Sobell House Hospice. Open Mon. 16–Sat. 28 Oct., 10.30 a.m.–5 p.m. Cheese and wine reception Sun. 15 Oct., 5–7 p.m.; all welcome.

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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.; cJulius Caesar\, Mon., 13 Nov. Bookings (RSC Oxford): Oxford 511434.

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Tuition Offered

French conversation and tuition at all levels offered by Oxford graduate (British national, French-educated), experienced coach and teacher. Walton Street. Tel.: Oxford 511897.

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

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

Oxford Brookes Language Services will be holding intensive weekend courses in French (18–19 Nov.) and Italian (2–3 Dec.). For details of these or to discuss specific language training needs, contact Jill Thornton, Oxford Brookes Language Services, Oxford Brookes University, Wheatley, Oxford OX33 1HX. Tel.: Oxford 485808.

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Services Offered

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.

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.

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.

Personal coaching in identifying and harnessing one's personal strengths of temperament and life-experience: individually or as a team, for better personal and group performance. Series of 6 sessions: £100. Individual sessions: £20. Marlene Cohen, Training Consultant, Counsellor, Teacher. Tel.: Oxford 311080.

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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.

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Situations Vacant

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.

St Antony's College, Oxford, European Studies Centre: part-time secretary sought. Word-processing experience and shorthand or audio-typing skills required. Twenty-two hours p.w. Salary pro rata to university grade 3 scale (£9,995–£11,581 p.a.). Closing date: 30 Oct. Applications, with details of experience and the names of two referees, to the College Secretary, St Antony's College, Oxford OX2 6JF.

IT Co-ordinator sought for independent, international 16+ college with 300 students. A new full-time post combining computing teaching with an administrative role to co-ordinate and develop all aspects of IT throughout the college. Salary range £13,350–£22,665 according to age, qualifications, and teaching experience. Further details from Mrs A. Rogers, to whom letters of application should be addressed, with the names of two referees, by 17 October. St Clare's, Oxford, 139 Banbury Road, Oxford OX2 7AL. A registered charity promoting education. Charity no. 294085. Fax: Oxford 310002.

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Houses to Let

To let furnished spacious recently converted 3/4 bedroom stone barn in show village 5 miles from exits 11 and 12, M40; 2 acres garden; 2 sitting-rooms, 1 with 2 grand pianos and minstrels' gallery; featured on TV and in colour magazines. £1,250 p.c.m. Tel.: 01295 690 674.

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.

Cotswolds: Georgian farmhouse with lovely views over open countryside, 40 minutes from Oxford; unfurnished; 5 bedrooms, drawing-room, dining-room (open fires), 2 bathrooms, large kitchen/breakfast room, utility-room; very easily maintained; garage; garden. For long let, min. one year. Suit academic/professional family. £1,500 p.c.m. (inc. gardener). Tel.: Oxford (2)76863.

Three-bedroom semi-detached house in Botley (Beech Road); gas c.h., telephone, washing-machine, garage. Available from 1 Nov. (possibly earlier) for 6-month let or longer. £600 p.c.m. plus utilities. Tel.: Oxford 722813.

Littlemore village (city centre 3 miles; good bus service): modern 2/3-bedroom spacious terrace house with garage and secluded garden, to let furnished; newly redecorated, gas c.h., small sun-room. Regret no smokers, no pets. Vacant mid-Nov. or earlier. £600 p.m. for year-long let, slightly more for shorter term. Tel.: Oxford 243896 (evenings).

Staverton Road, North Oxford: well-modernised, fully-equipped, traditional Victorian semi-detached 4/5-bedroom home. Elegantly but comfortably furnished. £1,400 p.c.m. Finders Keepers. Tel.: Oxford 311011, fax: 512168, e-mail: susannen@finders.co.uk.

House, in quiet location, 10 minutes University, 5 minutes to rail station. Available immediately, for up to 9 months. Suit postgraduates or young professionals. Up to 4 people. Rent £450 p.c.m. Tel.: Oxford 310232.

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).

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.

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: stclement@finders.co.uk).

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).

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: gastont@nwrc.cws.doe.ca.

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.

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

A 1-bedroom flat and a 2-bedroom furnished flat to let in North Oxford. Suitable for young academics. Use of garden. No children or pets. Tel.: Oxford 58055 (evenings).

North Oxford: fully-furnished, well-appointed, first-floor 1-bedroom flat inc. small study ideally suitable for couple. Use of spacious garden plus ample parking. Available early Nov. £600 p.m. Tel.: Oxford 514340.

Toronto, Canada, 1 Jan.–1 Aug. 1996: large one-bedroom apartment, central location; furnished, with exceptional views, security, underground, swimming-pool, etc. $Can.901 p.c.m. (approx. £405). Consider exchange for London flat. Tel.: Oxford 779043, fax: Oxford (2)74445, e-mail: gail.kellough@crim.ox.ac.uk.

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

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.

Plantation Road: accommodation available for a lady in regular employment in return for some assistance to elderly lady morning and evening. First-class reference required. Tel.: Oxford 510147.

One person to share a cottage in Littleworth near Faringdon. Would suit a postdoc/postgrad/professional. Furnished double room, all mod. cons., and large garden in quiet village. £220 p.c.m., share bills. Tel.: 01367 241961.

Available from end of Oct.: large warm room in Kingston Road available to rent, £64 p.w. inc. bills except phone. Own w.c. and wash-basin, share kitchen and bathroom. All mod. cons. provided. We are looking for a non-smoking woman who likes animals. Tel.: Oxford 511499 (after 6.30 p.m.).

North Oxford: independent male graduate wanted to share quiet, centrally-heated house facing Port Meadow and the Thames. Rent £58 p.w. inc. Tel.: Oxford 515379.

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Accommodation Sought

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: jshisong@immsvr.jr2.ox.ac.uk.

New Zealand medical academic seeks 4-bedroom home to house-mind, exchange, or rent for 1 year, Dec. 1995–Jan. 1997. Careful tenants, keen to experience the pleasures of an English garden. Dr Mark Thomas, Dept. of Molecular Medicine, University of Auckland, New Zealand. Tel.: 00 64 9 6306229, fax: 00 64 9 3737492.

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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Houses 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.

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

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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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