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Seminar

Vivat Seminar, 28 and 29 June, Wadham College, sponsored by Symm: `The repair of brick and stone in eighteenth- century buildings'. Speakers: Sir Howard Colvin, Steven Parissien, Richard Hewlings, and Giles Worsley. Tel. for further details: 0171- 930 2212.

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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: http://www.bodley.ox.ac.uk/arcade/.

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Tuition Offered

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

Services Offered

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.

Separating or divorcing. Family mediation by trained lawyer-mediators can help you negotiate agreements together about your children, finances, and property. Faulkners, Solicitors, 42 Westgate, Oxford. Tel.: Oxford 724977.

Frederick & Sudabeh Hine, private dealers in oriental rugs, runners, and kelims. We keep only handmade articles in traditional designs from Iran, Turkey, and Afghanistan, and, although at warehouse prices, all pieces stocked are of value. Also we have medium and fine grade oriental carpets in sizes to suit not only domestic dwellings but also large institutional and commercial buildings. Business hours: 10 a.m.–6 p.m., Mon.–Sat. Old Squash Court, 16 Linton Road, North Oxford. Tel./fax: Oxford 59396.

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.

Furniture: individual pieces and fitted furniture designed and made by Piers Roberts from workshops in Thame. From tables, chairs, cabinets, desks to fitted bedrooms, kitchens, studies. For the home, office, or garden. Tel.: 01844 218929 or 201325.

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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 Oxford 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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Situations Vacant

Parish of Cowley St John: Organist and Director of Music required in Sept. at SS Mary and John, east Oxford. Good adult choir; 3 manual organ; Sunday morning Sung Eucharist, and occasional evening seasonal services of word and music. The Revd Christopher Irvine, 271 Cowley Road, Oxford OX4 2AJ. Tel.: Oxford 242396.

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Houses to Let

Short lets: charming cottage on edge of village approx. 12 miles north-west of Oxford. Double bedroom plus spare bedroom/study. Furnished and equipped to a very high standard, country antiques, washer/drier, c.h., beams, inglenook fire. Very private walled garden. Suit caring non-smoking couple. Available for short lets. Tel.: 01608 684700.

Furnished large semi-detached house with garden to let; 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 3 reception rooms, large modern kitchen; gas heating. £850 p.c.m. Available mid/end Aug. Fax/tel.: Oxford 842632.

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: uzdh0015@sable.ox.ac.uk.

East Oxford/Headington: semi-detached house, backing onto South Park; 2 bedrooms, 1 bedroom/study; light and spacious; well furnished and recently decorated; gas c.h., washing-machine; beautiful garden; off-street parking; 10–15 minutes' walk to University centre; 5 minutes from local shops. Ideal for professional/academic couple or similar. Available Sept. 1996–end June 1997. £650 p.c.m. (garden upkeep included). Tel.: Oxford (2)79781 or 0141 330 4164 (day), e-mail: seamus.perry@lincoln.ox.ac.uk.

House available, north of Summertown, Dec.–mid- Feb. (dates flexible): fully furnished; living-room, dining-room, kitchen (with washer/drier, dish-washer), 2 double bedrooms, study, bathroom, cloakroom, large back garden, off-street parking. Rent negotiable. Tel.: Oxford 59421.

Wolvercote, Oxford: immaculate 2/3-bedroom semi-detached house; c.h., bathroom and en-suite shower; fully furnished; pleasant garden front and back; quiet area; private parking; immediate access to Port Meadow; regular bus service to the centre (15 minutes). No pets. Long lease preferred. £640 p.c.m., from end of July. Mrs Beeche. Tel.: Oxford 56017.

Central North Oxford: house available Oct.; walk to colleges, train and bus stations; near Port Meadow; c.h., recently redecorated; 3 desks, filing cabinets, several large closets; secluded garden, garden furniture, terrace; 3 bedrooms, 1½ bathrooms; washing-machine, drier, telephone, linen, dishes, 2 bicycles. Suitable for visiting academics. £870 p.m. Contact (i) J. Mackrell, Oxford; (ii) A. Gaston, Canada. (i) Tel.: Oxford 775567 (evenings); (ii) tel.: 613 745 1368, fax: 613 745 0299.

Beautifully modernised house to let, east Oxford, 9 months from around 19 Aug.; 2 double bedrooms, 2 studies, sitting- room, dining-room, 1½ bathrooms; c.h; washing-machine; dish- washer; 20 minutes' walk from Bodleian; walled garden. £850 p.m. Tel.: Oxford 242966 (not 9–16 June).

North Oxford : 3-bedroom detached house in secluded drive; washing- machine, drier, garage, maintained garden backing onto playing fields; convenient for shops and schools. Available 1 Sept.–30 June. Suitable for visiting academics. £900 p.c.m. Tel.: Oxford 722630.

Very peaceful, sunny, detached Cotswold stone cottage (Oxford 20 minutes) on ancient farm in Windrush Valley; wonderful views and walks; furnished/unfurnished; 2 bedrooms, study, oil-fired c.h., insulation, log stove, shed, garage, tennis. Six months min. £600 p.c.m. Tel.: 01993 822152.

Luxurious and light accommodation in central North Oxford near Port Meadow; convenient for University, schools, shops; 3 bedrooms (2 double, 1 single), sitting-room, dining-room, kitchen, 2 bathrooms (inc. separate shower), balcony, own paved garden; beautifully decorated and just refurbished with new fittings and carpets; gas c.h., washing-machine, drier, dish-washer, 2 telephones, TV points. Available from Sept. Tel.: Oxford 59614.

Holton: unfurnished house to let; fitted kitchen, 3 reception rooms, 5 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, curtains, fitted carpets, garden, double garage. £1,500 p.c.m. Mrs Price. Tel.: Oxford 874095 (10 a.m.–5 p.m. weekdays).

Four-bedroom detached house, well furnished, North Oxford, cul-de-sac ending in Cutteslowe Park; large well-equipped kitchen, laundry/storage-room with washer/drier; 3 reception, 2 bath; lovely garden; wheelchair adapted; near buses. From late July, for one year initially. £1,100 p.c.m. Tel.: Oxford 515119.

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

Maisonette to rent: lounge, kitchen, 1 double bedroom, bathroom, garden, parking area. Old Boar's Hill. £85 p.w. Tel.: Oxford 735203.

East Oxford: attractive quiet attic flat; bed- sitting room, galley kitchen, bathroom. £85 p.w. plus bills. Tel.: Oxford 247392 (evenings).

Spacious first-floor flat, part of old rectory, in village 12 miles north-east of Oxford: 2 double beds, 2 baths, living-room, kitchenette. Available mid-July for 6 months min. Unfurnished: £550 p.c.m. (furnished possible: £675 p.c.m.). Utilities included. Non- smokers preferred. Tel.: 0189 343560.

Luxury flat in North Oxford. Large double bedroom, living room, well-equipped kitchen, bathroom (bath and shower); c.h.; fully furnished; TV; garage. Fifteen minutes' walk from town centre; on bus routes and close to amenities. Available now. £500 p.c.m (exc. council tax). Tel: Oxford 511825 (evenings or Sundays).

Summertown, Woodstock Road, 200 yards from shopping: one large bedroom second-floor furnished flat; kitchen, bathroom, c.h., telephone; very attractive; lots of storage space; available in the autumn. Low rent of £250 p.c.m. all inc. (except water heater) for a quiet and responsible long-term single tenant. Must be a non-smoker and references are required. Write to: Dr S.L. Altmann, Brasenose College, Oxford OX1 4AJ.

Central North Oxford: two 2-bedroom apartments with high standard of comfort and security available in a spacious conversion of a Victorian house at the heart of the University centre; best suited to professional, mature, and visiting academics; c.h., entry-phone, car park. £675 and £720 p.m. Available from June and July. Tel.: Oxford 516144.

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: gittins@stats.ox.ac.uk.

Central North Oxford: attractive family accommodation, sleeps 4; Victorian house; well equipped; gas c.h., etc. Available from mid-Aug. for 6–12 months plus. £700 p.c.m. exc. bills. Tel.: Oxford 59911.

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.

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Summer Lets

Central North Oxford: spacious, detached house in quiet residential area available 3–31 Aug.; excellently located 5 minutes from shops and 10 minutes from city centre—also on main bus route; 5 bedroooms, 2 bathrooms, 2 reception rooms, large kitchen/diner; fully equipped with microwave, dish-washer, etc.; pretty, secluded garden. £450 p.w. all inc. Tel.: Oxford 511231, fax: 791782.

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 15 Aug.–1 Sept. £1,100 p.c.m. inc. garden upkeep. Tel.: Oxford 69800.

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Accommodation Offered

Large basement apartment in a quiet street 5 minutes' walk from the city centre; double bedroom, study, living- room, kitchen. Sleeps 4. Laundry, stereo, TV, video. Available 2–24 Aug.: suit holidaymakers or academic seeking permanent accommodation. £200 p.w. Tel.: Oxford 512808.

Bed-sit, off Banbury Road, city centre 1 mile; own shower-room, telephone, TV. £83 p.w., all inc. Available June for 2–4 months. Suitable for non-smoking visitor. Tel.: Oxford 53638.

Sunny room to let in Victorian terrace house near canal and Port Meadow: share living-room, kitchen, bathroom, and garden with one other person; must be a non-smoker, cat-lover and vegetarian preferred. Available for 1 year from mid-June. £250 p.c.m. (inc. cleaner) plus utilities. Suit research assistant or visiting academic. Tel.: Oxford 513465.

Bed-and-breakfast available in very comfortable house in central North Oxford: an exclusive, quiet, leafy area within walking distance of all main university buildings, city centre, parks, river, shops, pubs, and restaurants. Each room has central heating, colour TV, microwave oven, tea- and coffee-making facilities. Very moderate terms. Tel.: Oxford 57879.

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 511111 (9 a.m.–12 noon).

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Accommodation sought for school pupil

Host family wanted for a 16-year-old pupil (f.) from Köln, FRG, who wants to attend Cheney School (Headington), Sept.–Jan. All costs will be covered. Oxford contact: Dr Michael Gross, Oxford Centre for Molecular Sciences, New Chemistry Laboratory, Oxford OX1 3QT. Tel.: Oxford (2)75951 (day), or 721405 (evening); e-mail: mgross@bioch.ox.ac.uk.

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Accommodation Sought

Visiting professor seeks reasonably central furnished flat, Sept. 1996–June 1997. Write: Dr E. Sapadin, 512 South Union Street, Burlington, VT 05401, USA; e-mail: rkoppel@sas.upenn.edu.

Academic couple with 2 children require 2-bedroom accommodation within walking distance of the centre of Oxford, 24 June–10 Aug. (some room for adjustment of dates). Tel.: Oxford 512839 (private), or fax c/o St Antony's: Oxford 310518.

Wanted immediately furnished accommodation in central Oxford— small house or flat—for senior professional woman with excellent references. Short-term preferred. Tel.: Oxford 281240.

Mother, father, two children (10 and 2 years old) and nanny need accommodation mid-July to late Sept./early Oct. while awaiting completion on house purchase. North Oxford preferred. Tel.: Oxford (2)72508 (office hours); e-mail stuart.judge@st- annes.ox.ac.uk.

Health professional/academic from Australia (Oxford graduate) on 6-month contract, July–Dec., looking to house-sit in Oxford for all or part of that time. Conscientious houseperson. Paul Goodman. Tel.: Oxford 247343.

d'Overbroeck's is now looking for more good family and self-catering accommodation in North Oxford for A-level students from Sept. We need to arrange accommodation for our existing students before the end of June and are particularly interested in self- catering rooms or flatlets within private houses which may be available from Sept. Rents are paid through the college. 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

House exchanges: advertise your house exchange on the World Wide Web, free. Internet: http://www.bioch.ox.ac.uk/~awatts/house.html; e- mail: awatts@bioch.ox.ac.uk.

Lovely family house in Summertown (just north of Oxford city centre) offered for 3–6 weeks any time 20 July–3 Sept. (flexible) in exchange for Manhattan apartment; conveniently located close to shops, bus stop (5 mins. drive) to city centre; 2 bedrooms, office, living-room, kitchen, dining-room, conservatory, 1 bathroom, 2 w.c.s, washer/drier, dishwasher, TV, garden, off-street parking; lodger resident (own floor, bathroom); cleaner weekly. Require apartment in safe building (doorman/upper West Side or East Side preferred) for 1 adult and 2 children (1 bedroom sufficient) with kitchen, bathroom, TV, air conditioning. Tel.: Oxford 512847, fax: 515335; e-mail: 101642.2251@compuserve.com.

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Accommodation Sought to Rent or Exchange

London: academic couple (wife Oxford, husband London), with baby, seek house-swap or rent from summer 1996 for 1 year. Offer tastefully decorated furnished terrace house in convenient quiet West Hampstead (Jubilee Line/North London Line/Thameslink); 1 large study (3 desks/filing cabinet), bookshelves, 4 beds, through dining/sitting- room, kitchen, bath, separate w.c., nice garden. Seek similar house in/around Oxford. Tanaka. Tel. and fax: 0171-435 3373.

Berkeley, California: furnished 3-bedroom, 2½- bath home in lovely old Berkeley neighbourhood within easy walking distance of the University of California, Berkeley, or mass transit to San Francisco and the University of California, San Francisco. Excellent elementary and middle public schools within walking distance and Berkeley High School is an easy bus-ride away. Available 1 Jan.–30 June 1997 as exchange for comparable Oxford home, or to rent. Patricia L. Jackson, Clinical Professor, University of California, School of Nursing, San Francisco, CA 94143-0606, USA. Tel.: 415 476 4698, fax: 415 753 2161, e-mail: Nursing%Pat_Jackson@ccmail.UCSF.EDU.

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Holiday Lets

Visigoth, Moorish, Jewish, and Renaissance cultures come together in Spain. Our lovely house in Andalucia is available. The view from the house is panoramic and magnificent; in the distance one sees Gibraltar, and the Rif mountains of Morocco. Visit Cadiz, Ronda, Granada, Cordoba, Seville, Arcos, Jerez, etc. Tel./fax: Oxford 513935. n

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Sympathetically restored traditional Cretan town house in heart of old Rethymnon; fully equipped, inc. TV, automatic washing machine, patio with barbecue, and library with English novels; sleeps 4 (1 double, 1 twin); very quiet location with view of the Fortress, but close to bus station, shops, and beaches. £160–£190 p.w. Tel.: Oxford 69630.

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.

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.

House for Sale

Charlbury Road, North Oxford: detached, 5-bedroom, architect-designed house (1912) in quiet residential area, close to the Dragon and Girls' High School, occupying c. 1/3 acre; hall, 3 reception rooms, kitchen, 2 utility rooms, bathroom, 2 w.c.s; walled garden, summer-house, organic fruit and vegetable plots; gas c.h.; garage. Freehold. Sealed bids i.r.o. £495K. Tel.: Oxford 59371.

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Flats for Sale

Attractive first-floor conversion in detached Edwardian house on Woodstock Road. Living-room, double bedroom, fitted kitchen, tiled bathroom, converted loft space, gas c.h., off- street parking, small private garden. Tel.: Oxford 267915 (day), or 512415 (evenings).

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).

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