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Book Fair

Oxford Book Fair: Randolph Hotel, 2 Feb., 2–7 p.m. (note: new opening time), and 3 Feb., 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Thousands of fine antiquarian, second-hand, and out-of-print books for sale by PBFA booksellers from all over Britain. Catalogue/admission £1.

Royal Shakespeare Company

The RSC's Oxford office is organising a return coach trip on Monday, 12 Feb., to the Barbican Theatre to Les Enfants du Paradis, directed by Simon Callow and starring Rupert Graves. Each £15.50 ticket includes a free upgrade to a best stalls seat—a £14 saving on normal RSC ticket prices. Coaches depart for London from St Giles' at 4.45 p.m. Tel. RSC Oxford for bookings: Oxford 511434.

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Tuition Sought

Tuition required for GCSE student in German, mathematics, and science. Contact Dr W.D. Macmillan. Tel.: Oxford (2)70097.

Maths and physics tutor required for A-level student at an Oxford comprehensive school. Prefer female graduate mathematics student with an interest in computer art or graphics. One or two hours per week. £10 per hour. Tel./fax: Oxford 725770 or 310714; e-mail: owerd@werd.demon.co.uk.

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Services Offered

Tax advice and accountancy. We specialise in assisting academics and other professionals 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.

Jeanne Bliss, garden designer for special events. Doorways. Colourful courtyards. Roof gardens and space between buildings. A 2-hour initial visit: £30. Rewley House gardener 1985–90. Tel.: Oxford 515379.

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.

Book-search service: any author, title, on any subject—searched for all over the UK—no fee, no obligation to buy when book found. Send details, basic or precise, of wanted books with s.a.e.—wait 2–6 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.

Display cabinets made to any design—for objects from half an inch to half a ton. Some cabinets also available to hire for exhibitions and open days. In addition we sell a wide range of individual display stands and can custom-make any item to your requirements. Please phone for our brochure. Dauphin Display (Oxford) Ltd. Tel.: Oxford 343542.

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.

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Domestic Services

Children's day nursery. St Paul's Nursery (Somerville College, 119a Walton Street, Oxford) offers two pre- school places for children aged 2–5 within a twelve-place nursery, set in a homely environment. For more information, contact Clare Phizacklea. Tel.: 01543 416616.

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Situations Vacant

Hadrian's Wall Walk—administrator. The University is organising a guided walk for its alumni, with accompanying archaeologist, from Carlisle to Newcastle, in the period 15–20 Apr. The Walk Director requires an Administrator/Leader. The person selected will work in the University Alumni Office in Magdalen Street, Oxford, for two half-days per week from Jan. to mid-Apr. and, along with the Director and local helpers, will lead the Walk and co-ordinate day-to-day administration (must be available 13–20 Apr. inclusive). A payment of around £300 will be made for the office work; free transport, board and lodging is offered for the Walk. Contact Mr Rodney Buckton, Alumni Officer. Tel.: Oxford (2)78105, fax: (2)78180.

OUP is seeking freelances to undertake the clearing of permission fees for several edited volumes in the humanities: writing to publishers for permission to publish articles, chasing outstanding applications, and writing acknowledgements copy. Freelances needed for nine-month stints. For further information, contact Rebecca Hunt. Tel.: Oxford 56767, e-mail: huntr@oup.co.uk.

Caretaker/chef: post available 1 April (no joke). Two-bed cottage. Previous services experience an advantage. Applications to the Administrative Officer, OUOTC, Manor Road, Oxford OX1 3UQ. Tel.: Oxford 242488.

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Houses to Let

Furnished centrally-heated 3-bedroom family house to let in Kidlington. Recently redecorated and in good condition. Conveniently situated and on direct bus route to Oxford. Includes garage, garden, and off-road parking. £625 p.c.m. Tel.: Oxford 373596 (after 5 p.m.).

Charming cottage on edge of village 15 miles north- west of Oxford. Double bedroom plus spare bedroom/study. Furnished and equipped to a very high standard. Beams, inglenook fire. South- facing. Very private walled patio garden. Suit caring non-smoking couple. Available from Apr. Tel.: 01608 684700.

Attractive Victorian cottage to let for approx. 8 weeks, mid-Feb.–Apr. (dates negotiable); 1 double, 1 single bedroom, large sitting/dining-room, c.h., parking space. Overlooking Wolvercote Green and Oxford Canal—country atmosphere but on city bus route. Tel.: Oxford 57791.

Spacious Edwardian house, 4 bedrooms, fully furnished, at top of Divinity Road, one minute from South Park and good bus service, available for a.y. Aug. 1996– Aug. 1997; 2 reception rooms with original fireplaces, dining-room, fitted kitchen with washing-machine, drier, dish-washer, fridge-freezer; garden; friendly neighbourhood. Suitable for academic family. £700 p.m. plus council tax. R.N. Gildea. Tel.: Oxford 240965, fax: 276361.

Well-maintained 3-bedroom family house to let, with all modern facilities, garden, conservatory, and parking spaces, in quiet residential area of Kidlington, near bus-stop. Suitable for professional family. £450 p.c.m. Available from 1 Mar. Contact Dr Guo. Tel.: 0171-975 5569 (day), or Oxford 378245 (evenings).

Detached house available appox. end Jan. for 2 months, adjacent park in village 8 miles north of Oxford, on bus route; fully furnished and equipped to high standard, so regret no smokers/young children/pets. Ideal for overseas visitors. Tel./fax: 01869 350109.

At Finders Keepers each and every caller receive a personal service—fast, experienced, and efficient; for overseas applicants we offer a Priority Reservation System to ensure a suitable property is ready for arrival—meeting individual needs is our speciality. Try us first. Call, write, or e-mail for further information. 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.: 200012, fax: 20844, e-mail: stclements@finders.co.uk); Internet site: http://www.oxlink.co.uk/business/finders.html.

Detached large North Oxford house—central North Oxford, near University Parks. Available July, Aug., Sept. Seven bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and shower, 3 living-rooms, etc.; large garden; fully equipped for academic home. Suit sabbatical family; fax, bicycles, and all mod. cons. £1,000 p.c.m. Tel.: Oxford 58743.

Converted 16th-c. dairy in centre of pretty village (Church Hanborough), 7 miles from Oxford: 4 bedrooms, study, utility room with washer/drier, gas c.h. plus wood-burning stove; walled garden; parking; fully furnished; on bus service, near Cotswold rail line. Tel.: 01993 882065 or Oxford 310000 (Mrs Hurst).

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 end of Feb. Tel.: 01993 811351.

Fully-furnished house, Margaret Road, Headington; easy reach of main hospitals, Brookes University, schools, and parks; 3 bedrooms, 2 reception, well-equipped kitchen, bathroom, 2 w.c.s, 2 telephones, c.h., off-street parking. Suit 3 singles or academic family. Long let available now. £760 p.c.m. (includes regular gardening). Tel.: Oxford 751237.

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

Attractive 2-bedroom furnished stable flat (building listed grade 2) in beautiful rural setting 10 miles from central Oxford; parking for 2 cars and close to main bus route. Available Jan. £725 p.m. (6 months min.). Tel.; 01844 339650.

North Oxford : fully-furnished, well-appointed, first-floor 1-bedroom flat, with gas c.h.; comfortable, well-equipped kitchen, living-room, small study, bathroom (bath, shower), utility space with washing and drying machine; ideally suitable for couple. Conveniently located in Linton Road just off the Banbury Road, with use of spacious garden plus ample parking. Available mid-Feb. £575 p.c.m. Tel.: Oxford 514340.

Elegant, light, airy, don's 2-bedroom, fully- furnished flat in quiet leafy street in North Oxford (Summertown), 5–10 minutes from the city centre; pleasant garden; garage, if required; near library, shops, buses. Would suit academic person/couple. Available mid-Feb. for min. of 6 months. £580 o.n.o. Tel.: 0171-389 2403 (day), or 0171-235 8251 (evenings).

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Accommodation Offered

Spacious house to share with owner, west Oxford (Botley), 20 minutes' walk from city centre; fully furnished, inc. dish-washer; 100-ft garden (private). Would suit postgrads/postdoc or technician. References required. £300 p.c.m. exc. telephone. Tel.: Oxford (2)72519 (day), or 247774 (evenings).

Large bed-sit, share kitchen, Cotswold village convenient for station. References essential. Tel.: 01608 658 175.

Two rooms to let in Summertown (Lonsdale Road), at £240 and £230 p.c.m., bills included; rent reduced for person who speaks Japanese or (Brazilian) Portuguese, or both, prepared to give two hours' tuition p.w. in Japanese or Portuguese. Self-catering, no smoking. Peter. Tel.: Oxford 510010 or 0171-836 5454, ext. 3796.

North Oxford : short let or long stay. Independent male graduate to share quiet house facing Port Meadow. Car space. £46 p.w. plus bills. Tel.: Oxford 515379.

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.

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Accommodation Sought

Yale professor on sabbatical seeks large, well- appointed furnished family house near Oxford centre for year-long rental or exchange starting July. Washer/drier/dish-washer preferred. Tel.: 203 432 4932; fax: 203 432 1040.

Non-smoking American academic and wife seek 2- or 3- bedroom home, furnished, in Oxford for the approximate period 15 Mar.–15 Aug. Can provide Oxford references. Robert E. Krainer, 1125 Oak Way, Madison, WI. 53705. Tel.: 608 238 5310 (h), or 608 263 1253 (w); fax: 608 265 4195.

If you are thinking of letting your property Finders Keepers will be delighted to meet you to discuss your requirements—without obligation—and to offer expert advice based on over 25 years' experience of the Oxford rental market. Call, write, or e-mail for further information. 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.: 200012, fax: 20844, e-mail: stclements@finders.co.uk); Internet site: http://www.oxlink.co.uk/business/finders.html.

Visiting professor and family desire to let a 4- bedroom furnished home for the period Apr.–July. Starting and end dates flexible. Contact David Magleby direct or local contact, Byron Shafer, Nuffield College. Fax (Prof. Magleby): 1 801 378 5730, e-mail: maglebyd@acd1.byu.edu; tel. (Prof. Shafer): Oxford (2)78509.

Visiting research fellow (Australian Academy of Science/Royal Society Exchange Visitor) seeks furnished 2+-bedroom house/cottage for mid-Apr.–mid-June (TT). Female, non-smoker +/- visiting parents. Preferably on bus route to central Oxford. E-mail: judy.morris@flinders.edu.au.

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 exchange, Toronto, Canada, early July to mid- Aug. Responsible couple (teachers, non-smokers) wish to exchange house in central location (20 minutes' walk to University of Toronto, near public transport, museums, shops, and libraries) for similar accommodation in Oxford. Tel. (Canada): 416 921 7757, e-mail: fsik@cencol.on.ca.

American family of four seeks house- and car-swap in Oxford or environs for six or seven weeks in June and July. Our 5- bedroom house in McLean, Virginia, is 8 miles from the centre of Washington, DC, and very close to all the attractions of mid-Atlantic USA: Blue Ridge Mountains, Atlantic beaches, Chesapeake Bay, New York City. Garage, Toyota in excellent condition, neighbourhood pool and tennis, safe family-friendly subdivision. Tel.: 00 1 703 356 9457.

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Accommodation sought to rent or exchange

Scottish visiting fellow with young family seeks furnished let of Oxford house/flat to sleep 5 from mid-Apr. to mid- July, or exchange for similar in central Edinburgh. Tel.: 0131-661 5704.

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Holiday Lets

South-west France: comfortable village house in small ancient village, Herault, near Bezier; close to shopping and to lake, mountains, river, and sea; 3 bedrooms, small garden and large terrace, kitchen, bathroom, grenier, and cave. £200 p.c.m. Not available during summer. Tel.: 0171-927 2079.

Italy, Veneto: 1 hour north of Venice and Venice airport, modern house quietly situated in the beautiful foothills of the Alps; car essential; 4 bedrooms (sleeps 7/8), all mod. cons., telephone, clothes- and dish-washers, cot, push-chair, paddling pool; children welcome. Lake nearby for swimming. Good wine-producing area—Prosecco, Merlot, etc. Excellent reasonably-priced meals out. £300 p.w. Arnold, 87 Bainton Road, Oxford OX2 7AG. Tel.: Oxford 515264.

Oxford: modern 3-bedroom detached house, edge of Green Belt; fully equipped; 20 Apr.–28 June. Centre 6 miles—regular buses. £175 p.w. inc. council tax. Dr Finnigan. Tel.: Oxford 377101 (evenings), or fax: 311237.

Dorset coastguard cottage near Abbotsbury, sleeps 4 plus child's cot; rent £150–£250 p.w. inc. all electricity (light, heat, cooking). Colour TV. D. Simon, Little Orchard, Charlbury, Oxon. OX7 3RL. Tel.: 01608 810563.

Provence: holiday/sabbatical lets; luxury 3-bedroom apartment on two floors in 17th-c. château; spectacular views to the Gorge du Verdon; swimming-pool, tennis, boules; large lake for sailing, wind- surfing, etc., close by; wonderful walking country. Winter lets too; skiing an hour away; usually warm by day, c.h./log fires by night. Tranquil and idyllic for sabbatical. Priced for 2--6. Tel.: 01608 684700.

Port Charlotte, Florida: luxury 3-bedroom dream home with heated swimming pool; fabulous beaches---a paradise mostly unknown to usual tourists. Rentals from £450 p.w. Contact soon to avoid disappointment. Tel.: Oxford 66344.

Accommodation in Hungary: bed-and-breakfast or long-term in central Budapest in newly-refurbished spacious flat with all mod. cons. Resident Oxford host on the premises. Evans. Tel.: Oxford (2)77054 (w), or 863253 (h).

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Houses for Sale

English Riviera: attractive house with 4 large bedrooms; interior/exterior well maintained; panoramic sea-views, south-facing, and large south-facing garden; garage. Quiet residential area. Beaches nearby. Large space under house for extra room/storage. Potential 2 flats. Many further changes could easily be made. £105,000 freehold. Write: Advertiser, 120 Arlington Drive, Old Marston Road, Oxford.

Summertown, in sought-after side road, half-mile north of shops: detached house, built 1929; 4 bedrooms, 2/3 reception, gas c.h., garage, west-facing garden. £230,000 freehold. Chancellors. Tel.: Oxford 516161.

Flat for Sale

La Plagne Centre, Savoie: 3-room furnished flat, sleeps 6; large south-facing balcony, panoramic view; skiing starts at door; satellite dish. Offers in the region of £85,000. Tel. for details: 0171-221 3676.

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