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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/.

Royal Shakespeare Company

An exhibition of Royal Shakespeare Company commissioned paintings by artist Nick Higgins is on view in the Vaughan Room, Somerville College. Opening times: Mon.–Fri., 12 noon–3 p.m.; Sat. 2–4 p.m.; admission free.

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Tuition Offered

The Alexander Technique. Jan Steele, BA, and Janet Sherbourne, MA. Members of the Society of Teachers of the Alexander Technique. Phone for free fact-sheet and brochure. A number of concessionary places for students, etc., are available. Tel.: Oxford 770272.

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

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Services Offered

Jim Crockatt offers you a range of fitted or free- standing bookcases which are elegant in design, robust in construction, decorative in paint, or resplendent in wood—and economical in price. For enquiries, tel.: 01734 744728.

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.

Jeanne Bliss, landscape designer. A two-hour initial visit: £30. Garden plans. A two-year phased programme. Garden design with colour slides. Tel.: Oxford 515379.

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.

Finders Keepers à La Carte—a new concept: a selection of services available to tenants of Finders Keepers rental properties, designed to enhance comfort, convenience, and enjoyment whilst renting Finders Keepers' properties. Call us for your menu. 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).

Domestic Services

Au pair wanted, for 1 year from Sept., to help look after a very friendly 5-year-old boy, especially in the evenings and the weekends. Tel.: Oxford 511585.

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.

Housekeeper, part-time, Park Town, June: min. of 4 mornings and 2 afternoons/early evenings per week plus more at times. Flexibility useful. Job includes kids' care (8 and 11 years), driving, cook a bit, shop, clean, etc. Tel.: Oxford 515292.

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Situations Vacant

Macintosh operator: OUP's Cartographic Unit is seeking a part-time contract worker to process place name data for its highly successful range of atlases. Knowledge of Filemaker Pro would be an advantage, but not essential. The post will be offered on a temporary basis. To apply, please write with c.v. to Nicholas Parkhouse, Personnel Officer. Oxford University Press, Walton Street, Oxford OX2 6DP.

Sub-editor for Past and Present: applications are invited for the post of part-time Sub-Editor of Past and Present, a journal of historical studies based in North Oxford. Applicants should have a degree (preferably in history), previous experience of copy-editing and proof-reading, and a knowledge of word-processing. Salary will be £10,032 per year (for 26.5 hours p.w.). The salary is derived from a university research grade and will automatically attract any increases that result from reviews. Generous holidays. Further particulars can be obtained from the Editors, Past and Present, 175 Banbury Road, Oxford OX2 7AW, and applications, with c.v. and the names of two referees, are to be received by Wed., 22 May. Tel.: Oxford 512318, fax: 310080.

Houses to Let

East Oxford: 3-bedroom semi-detached house, light and spacious, well furnished and recently decorated, beautiful garden, backing onto park; gas.c.h.; off-street parking; 10–15 minutes' walk to University centre, 5 minutes from local shops. Ideal for professional/academic couple or similar. Available end Sept. 1996–June 1997. £750 p.c.m. (council tax inc.). Tel.: 0141 330 4164 (day).

Quiet modernised terrace house, fully furnished, central North Oxford; c.h., 2 bedrooms, garden. Suitable for visiting academics. Available to let to 1 or 2 persons only from Aug. for academic year. Tel.: Oxford 512747.

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. From 1 July, £1,100 p.c.m. inc. garden upkeep. Tel.: Oxford 69800.

Charming cottage on edge of village approximately 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 till mid-July and longer-term after mid-Aug. Tel.: 01608 684700.

Central North Oxford—Tackley Place: spacious and comfortable 5/6-bedroom Victorian house on 4 floors, with 2 bathrooms; fully furnished; conveniently located for city centre, colleges, hospitals, and schools—ideal for a visiting academic family. Available Aug. for 12 months. QB Management. Tel.: Oxford 64533, fax: 64777.

Central North Oxford: house available mid- July–end Dec.; close to schools, colleges, all faculties; comfortable family home on 3 floors; would suit visiting academic. £1,200 p.c.m. Tel./fax: Oxford 514606, e-mail: syrdn@warwick.ac.uk.

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Three-bedroom detached house with garage in secluded drive in North Oxford available Sept.–end of June, for visiting academics only. £925 p.c.m. inc. of council tax. 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.

17 June–8 July: 4-bed, 2-bath detached house in North Oxford cul-de-sac ending Cutteslowe Park; large lounge overlooking lovely garden; large kitchen; washing-machine, drier. Close to buses. Utilities inc. £200 p.w. Tel.: Oxford 515119.

Headington area: house available, professionals only, from July for 6 months; all modern conveniences; off-road parking; very large garden overlooking golf course. £700 p.m. inc. of bills except telephone. Tel.: Oxford 69609.

Only the best is good enough for Finders Keepers' clients and tenants. We aim for 100 per cent in everything we do. We are an `Investor in People' and National Winners of the Best Letting and Management Company Award for the second consecutive year—call us to find out why the best is not the most expensive. 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);or why not visit our Web site at http://www.finders.co.uk.

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.

Flats to Let

St Clement's, easy walking distance of University and city centre: modern 2-bedroom partly-furnished apartment; free parking 4 p.m.–10 a.m.; rooftop patio garden. £625 p.c.m. Tel.: Oxford 714021 o4 776266.

One-bedroom furnished flat to rent from Sept., for 1 year in first instance; suit quiet professional/academic couple or single person. Non-smokers only. £470 p.c.m. Upper Wolvercote, on bus route. Port Meadow 5 minutes. Y. Lyon. Tel.: Oxford 58152.

Wytham Abbey, Oxford: spacious 3-bedroom 2-bathroom apartment on 2 floors, part of listed manor house situated 3 miles from city centre and lying in 3,000 acres of countryside. Fully equipped and luxuriously appointed. Available from 1 Sept. Tel.: Oxford 247200, fax: 724762.

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: 2-bedroom apartment with 2 bathrooms, lounge, kitchen-diner, well placed for the academic and business centre; best suited to professionals and mature academics. £675 p.c.m. Available 20 May. Tel.: Oxford 516144.

Central North Oxford, 10 minutes from city centre: delightful and very comfortable flat available in quiet, civilised family house: large double bedroom, single bedroom, drawing-room, kitchen, bathroom. Off-street parking, garden. Available now for short or long let. Regret no children or pets. Tel.: Oxford 52400.

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Summer Lets

Family house in Summertown available for visitors, 21 July–2 Sept. Sleeps 4–5. Children welcome. Reasonable rent. If interested in whole period or part write to or telephone Ms J. Manessi, 58 Stratfield Road, Oxford OX2 7BQ. Tel.: Oxford 59534.

Charlbury: spacious 18th-c. house in centre of Oxfordshire Cotswold village, 15 miles from Oxford. Available Aug./Sept. Easy access to Oxford by car, bus, and frequent train service. Sleeps 5/6. Two sitting-rooms, dining-room, kitchen (all modern appliances), bathroom, utility- and shower-room; lovely walled garden with terrace. £300 p.w. inc. bills (except telephone). Tel.: 01608 810241.

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Accommodation Offered

Two rooms in completely refurbished, quiet, shared non-smoking house in Cricket Road; exclusive use of kitchen/diner and bathroom, d.g. and c.h. throughout, off-street parking. £220 p.c.m. Tel.: Oxford 714021 or 776266.

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.

Large bedsit to let in east Oxford: c.h., own cooking facilities and fridge, shared bathroom, optional telephone line; central Oxford 10 minutes; suit non-smoking female with references. Available 1 June, £260 p.m. inc. Second bedsit also available. Tel.: Oxford 242075.

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

Visiting Canadian professor needs accommodation in Oxford for 3 months (Sept.–Nov.). Large bedsit or shared flat/house with other female academics preferred. Dr Diane Poulin-Dubois, Montréal. Tel.: 514 848 2219, fax: 514 848 2815, e-mail: dpoulin@vax2.concordia.ca.

Top-quality apartment required. Money no object. Two beds; city centre; fully equipped and quality furnishings, etc., a must. No agency fees. Retained client pays our fee. Premier. Tel.: Oxford 792299.

Oxford and County Business College: additional family accommodation required for mature business students. Short- term, 1–2-week periods. Contact Mrs R.A. Waterhouse, 34 St Giles', Oxford OX1 3LH. Tel.: Oxford 310100.

Visiting professor from University of Helskinki, Finland, and a judge (with daughter of 11 and son of 8) are looking for a place to stay, 15 July–8 Aug. in Oxford or surroundings. We will take good care of your house/apartment while you are on holiday. Johanna Niemi-Kiesiläinen. Tel.: 358-0-19122450, fax: 358-0-19123090, e-mail: niemikiesila@otdk.helsinki.fi.

Visiting researcher, plus wife and 2 daughters, aged 9 and 11, seek rented furnished accommodation in or near Oxford, 1 Nov.–end Dec. (exact dates flexible). Contact Gavin Williams, St Peter's College. Tel.: Oxford (2)78551, e-mail: gavin.williams@spc.ox.ac.uk; or e-mail Chris de Wet: ancd@kudu.ru.ac.za.

Visiting academic couple and 2 children seek accommodation 1 Sept.–end Dec. Contact (1) Dr Deborah James, or (2) Gavin Williams, St Peter's College. (1) e-mail: 031debs@muse.arts.wits.za; (2) tel.: (2)78851, e-mail: gavin.williams@spc.ox.ac.uk.

Holiday accommodation required, for academic, in North Oxford; 2–3 bedrooms; from last week in June for 1–3 months. Well-furnished and well-equipped upper flat preferable. Tel.: Oxford 311377, fax: 310527 (attention: Ali).

Furnished 2-bed accommodation required by 2 professional adults in Oxford, 21 June–end Aug. Tel.: 01235 530620.

Bosnian girl aged 15½, daughter of professional parents, now in Vienna, would like to spend July and Aug. with an Oxford family. Accustomed to looking after children and helping with housework. Contact Marianne Fillenz. Tel.: Oxford (2)75908 (day), or 58055 (evening).

Feel confident letting your property in Oxfordshire with Brooks, one of Oxford's longest-established Property Management Companies. Formerly the property management department of E.J. Brooks and Son. Tel.: Oxford 728597, fax: 794606.

Premier have a fine selection of short lets for overseas visitors. We also require substantial executive style detached furnished/unfurnished in any area, rent level £2,000 p.c.m., 2/3-year let, for US visiting lady. Call Jan Bartlett at Premier. Tel.: Oxford 792299.

Last week in Aug.: parents (University of Glasgow), bride (Brasenose), and bridesmaids need accommodation in Oxford to prepare for wedding. Min. of 3 bedrooms required; meticulous care taken. Contact John or Stella Money. Tel.: 0141-334 3813 (h), or 0141-330 6719 (univ.).

Visiting American professor with family (sister, brother-in-law) seeks to rent 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.

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.

Accommodation Exchange

New York City exchange, MT 1996; 6½ rooms, Central Park West and 96th Street (Upper West Side, Manhattan, walking distance Columbia University), pre-war building, 24-hour doorman, laundry, beautifully furnished with Steinway grand; bi- weekly clean service available. Wanted to exchange for Oxford apartment or house. Tel.: 001-203-226-9707 (weekends), or fax: 001- 212-663-0162.

Weston, Connecticut, ½-hour from Yale/New Haven, 1 hour New York City: wanted to exchange for MT 1996: 3- bedroom colonial house on 7 acres of woods and gardens, 6,000-volume scholarly library, conservatory, wood-burning fireplace, etc. Excellent schools. Exchange for Oxford apartment or house. Tel.: 001- 203-226-9707 (weekends), or fax: 001-212-663-0162.

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Accommodation Sought to Rent or Exchange

Interested in 3-room (2-bedroom) apartment or house in Oxford for 1 year from Oct. Max. rent £500 approx. or possibility of exchange for 3-room apartment near Hebrew University (Mt. Scopus) in Jerusalem. Daniel and Miriam Baum, PO Box 2892, 91028 Jerusalem, Israel. Tel.: 9722 836634, fax: 9722 389527, e-mail: dnbaum@netvision.net.il.

Jerusalem: academic family seeks house-swap or rent July/Aug., for 6–12 months; we offer lovely fully-equipped apartment to sleep 5; huge balconies; views; heating; close to shopping, transport, schools, health centre; 5 minutes' drive to university, 10 minutes to centre and sight-seeing. Car-swap possible. We seek 4-bedroom furnished accommodation, North Oxford, Headington, Kidlington, etc. Dr B. Czaczkes. Fax: 00 972 2 881341, e-mail: msbc @pluto.huji.ac.il.

Sydney: family on UK sabbatical Jan.–June 1997 seeks house-swap or rent. We offer lovely detached house on quiet street; 2 large beds, 2 small beds/study, kitchen/family/dining area, double living-room, 2 baths; best appliances f & f; large garden; pool. Lovely inner harbourside suburb, close shops, schools, bus, ferry, 10 minutes drive/bus downtown. We require well-equipped 2–3-bed/study house in Oxford/area, close to shops, primary school, rail station. Douglas Tomkin. Fax: 00 612 330 8877, e-mail: douglas.tomkin@uts.edu.au.

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Holiday Lets

Mojacar Beach, Almeria: charming 2-bedroom flat, sleeps 4, all mod. cons., washing-machine, air conditioning; 2 terraces and large 2nd-floor terrace with magnificent views; swimming-pool; walking distance to beach; riding school and supermarket close by. £150–£280 p.w. Tel.: Oxford 373995 or (2)70472.

Charming garden flat in stone house in central Scotland; pleasant location, near glen, off tourist tracks; easy access to walks, golf, shops, lovely drives to Stirling, the Trossachs, Fife, and Perthshire—even Edinburgh and Glasgow. Sleeps 4 or more. £190 p.w. Tel.: Oxford 726345.

Andalucia, Gaucin: house or part to let; charming, magical medieval white village; panoramic views from house towards Morocco; stunning landscape; wonderful butterflies and birds; visit Granada, Ronda, Cordoba, Seville, Morocco, Cadiz, Jerez, Arcos. From £85 p.w. Reduction for long let (over 2 weeks). Dr Campbell. Tel./fax: Oxford 513935.

Mutigliano, Lucca (Tuscany): 2 period farmhouses ( (i) 3 double bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, sleeps 10; (ii) 2 double bedrooms, sleeps 6), fully furnished, in large country estate 6 km from Lucca, 60 km from Florence, 25 km from seaside resort of Forte dei Marmi; swimming and sports facilities nearby. (i) £1,040–£1,120 for 2 weeks; (ii) £320–£400 p.w. Tel.—Rome: 00 39 6 3314190 or 5650995; Mutigliano—00 39 583 395019.

Provence: villa, 22 km St Tropez; 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, sleeps 7 adults, satellite TV, swimming-pool, lovely views; available last 2 weeks Aug. Tel.: 00 33 94 436 388.

Villa Grazia: traditional Tuscan villa in the countryside of Siena, in a very well-known wine- and olive-producing area; set in a quiet position with extensive private gardens, overlooking splendid panorama of rolling hills; easy access from motorway; comfortable and well-furnished with 4 large bedrooms, sleeps 10; all mod. cons. inc. telephone. Children welcome. Avaialable from Sept. £375–£425 p.w. Tel.: Oxford 721273.

Montmartre: charming furnished 3-room flat; sunny, calm, facing private garden; c.h., fireplace, lift, interphone; situated on bus and Metro routes; good area for shops/restaurants. FF 6,500 p.m. inc. charges. Tel.: 00 41 22 731 16 04 (day), or 00 41 22 738 31 79 (evening).

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.

Provence—Mormoiron: period farmhouses to let on English-run vineyard. Beautiful countryside. Avignon 10 minutes. 2–8 people. Tel.: 33 90.61.88.78, fax: 33 90.61.98.05.

French Alps: beautiful family flat to rent; sleeps 6–8; 3 bedrooms, living-room with fireplace, kitchen, bathroom, separate w.c., fully equipped and furnished; every room accesses beautiful terrace (80 sq. yds.); telephone, TV, view, indoor garage; in Morzine-Avoriaz, 1 hour's drive to Geneva airport, 1/2-hour's drive to Thonon-Evian; all mountain sports available; tennis; Olympic swimming-pool; ice-rink. FF 4,500 p.w., May–Nov. Mrs Rovet. Tel.: 33 1 30.82.26.13, fax: 33 1 30.82.23.39; e-mail: jrovet@world- net.fr.

Paris: edge of Latin Quarter, room in quiet comfortable flat, available May–end of Aug. FF 4,000 per fortnight, less if long-term. Mrs Rovet. Tel.: 33 1 30.82.26.13, fax: 33 1 30.82.23.39; e-mail: jrovet@world-net.fr.

Houses for Sale

Rarely-available spacious detached bungalow within half-mile radius of Summertown shops; in quiet close; 2 bedrooms with built-in wardrobe, large sitting-room, big kitchen/breakfast room, garden, garage, gas c.h.; shared riverside garden. £160,000. Tel.: Oxford 515822.

Islip: period stone cottage of exceptional charm and character; large living-room with beamed ceiling and inglenook fireplace; spacious sunny kitchen; 2 bedrooms, upstairs bathroom, 50- ft south-facing garden with patio; Oxford 4 miles. £91,950. Tel.: Oxford 376684.

Converted Cotswold stone school-house in Old Headington; 34-ft drawing-room/ music-room with galleries; 3 beds, studio/bedroom 4; stone garage, parking; beautiful surroundings. Guide price £275,000. Tel.: Oxford 64745. n

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