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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.

English literature and language tuition: college entry (Cambridge, Oxford), A level, GCSE, and general literacy skills. Qualified teacher, BA (Hons.) Cambridge, PGCE Oxford. Central North Oxford. Tel.: Oxford 59220.

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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.

Oriental carpets: Persian, Turkish, Afghan, Caucasian, and Tribal Chinese carpets and kelims bought and sold, cleaned and repaired. We carry a good stock of varied sizes and runners in Oxford, and have access to bonded warehouses for larger and oversize pieces. Home trial service. We sell Anti-Slip for rugs and carpets—stops carpets creeping. Braziers of Oxford, 57 High Street, Oxford, and 24 High Street, Wallingford. 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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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Domestic Services

Part-time housekeeper required for a busy Oxford academic husband and wife. Housework will amount to 3–4 hours p.w. at mutually convenient times. Rates negotiable. References preferred. Professor Roy. Tel.: Oxford 52612 (after 7 p.m.).

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

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.

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Houses to Let

Central North Oxford, long let (6 months plus), less if required, attractive and well-equipped family house; 3 double beds, large 28-ft through sitting-room, kitchen/diner, bathroom, c.h., resident permit holder's street parking. £200 p.w. Tel.: 0171-354 8646.

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.

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.

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).

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Flats to Let

Immaculate, warm, modern, 2-bedroom first-floor apartment with fitted kitchen, carpet, and curtains, for rent, east Oxford; communal gardens/off-street parking for two. Tenancy one year renewable from Dec./Jan. Can be furnished or unfurnished. £595 p.c.m. Tel.: Oxford 723281.

Woodstock: 1-bedroom flat to let furnished in the centre of this much-sought-after town. Sitting-room, kitchen, bedrooms, bathroom, space for study; gas c.h. Suitable professional couple. Habgood & Mammatt. Tel.: 01993 704666.

Summertown: spacious flat with character for 1/2 people in convenient quiet situation; bedroom, sitting-room (period fireplace, stripped pine, etc.); large sunny kitchen/diner; all mod. cons. (most brand-new); use of garden. References required. Tel.: Oxford 58775.

Central North Oxford: sunny first-floor maisonette in Butler Close; 1 large and 1 small bedroom, living-room, kitchen, modern bathroom, garage; fully furnished and equipped; large communal gardens; ideal for single academic or couple. £600 p.m. plus bills. Tel.: Oxford 510514.

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

North Oxford : independent male graduate wanted to share quiet house facing Port Meadow. Rent £58 p.w. inc. Short or long let. Tel.: Oxford 515379.

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Accommodation Sought

Visiting American professor from Stanford University, California, seeks furnished 2- or 3-bedroom house/flat to rent for Hilary Term, from early Jan. The professor will teach on the Stanford University Programme in Oxford and all costs will be met by the Stanford Centre in Oxford. Contact Mrs Stephanie Williams, Administrator, Stanford University Centre in Oxford. Tel.: Oxford 251193, fax: 728782, e-mail: stanford@sable.ox.ac.uk.

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.

Visiting American professor with family (wife, 3 children 9, 11, 14) seeks 3/4-bedroom furnished house in Oxford, from July/Aug. 1996 for 12 months. Tel.: 001 313 971 3124, fax: 001 313 764 2495, e-mail: conlon@math.lsa.umich.edu; local contact: Reading (01734) 868113.

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

Australian academic couple and housekeeper seek house in Oxford or area, with 3 or more bedrooms, level access, downstairs bathroom, in exchange for large apartment in Sydney with superb views of harbour and Harbour Bridge, 3 bedrooms, 10 minutes by ferry from city centre and Opera House (car and computer included). Jan.–Sept. 1996. Tel.: Oxford 281777.

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.

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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.

Visiting Australian surgeon with family seeks 3/4- bedroom furnished house/flat in Oxford for 12 months from July, to rent or exchange with house in Melbourne. North Oxford preferred. Tel.: Oxford 512145 or 01235 850365.

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Holiday Lets

Andalucia: house or part of house to let in Gaucin; charming, magical white village; panoramic views from house (Morocco); stunning landscape; wonderful butterflies and birds. Visit Granada, Ronda, Cordoba, Seville, Morocco. From £85 p.w. Reduction for long let. Dr Campbell. Tel. or fax: Oxford 513935.

Provence: charming house for rent in Fayence, situated on quiet hillside overlooking village; 2 double bedrooms, each with private bathroom; large sitting-room; kitchen; terrace; swimming-pool; c.h.; cleaning woman/excellent cook---2 mornings inc. in rental. Available all year. Perfect for sabbatical/winter tenancy. Tel.: Oxford 516159.

South Poland: ski in 4 resorts in the mountains of south Poland; accommodation with hospitable families or in friendly pensions; good and plentiful food; cultural activities; interesting places to visit. From £100–£135, full board. Summer holidays also available. Tel.: 01235 533278. n

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