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Jane Furness Drawings 1950–96, at the Mary Ogilvie Foyer Gallery, St Anne's College, until 4 May. For opening times tel.: Oxford (2)74800.

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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.

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Services Offered

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:; also 27 St Clement's, Oxford OX4 1DJ (tel.: Oxford 200012, fax: 204844, e- mail:

Jeanne Bliss, landscape designer; roof gardens and colourful courtyards, Oxford, London, and California; Rewley House gardener 1985–90. A two-hour initial visit: £30, followed by garden plans for a two-year programme. Tel. for leaflet: Oxford 515379.

Stella Campion, gold and silversmith; Goldsmiths' Crafts Council first prize winner 1994. I can design a unique hand- made piece for your anniversary, gifts, or awards. A friendly and efficient service. Gold work and repousséea speciality. Tel.: Oxford 790867.

Frederick and Sudabeh Hine. Persian carpet dealers. We specialise in large and extra-large hand-knotted oriental carpets and runners and our list includes over 100 such pieces from Iran, Turkey, Afghanistan, and China; we can search other importers' stocks for hard-to-find items if necessary. We also keep quantities of traditional hand-made nomadic and village rugs and kelims at warehouse prices. Business hours: 10 a.m.–6 p.m., Mon.–Sat. Old Squash Court, 16 Linton Road, Oxford. Tel./fax: Oxford 59396.

Gardens creatively designed, planted, and maintained. Portfolio available on request. Colin Broad. Tel.: Oxford 882711.

Micro Instruments Ltd. are an Oxford-based company whose prime business is in the sales and servicing of optical microscopes and micromanipulation equipment. Holding agencies for Carl Zeiss, Leica, Nikon, Narashige, De Fonbrune, and other leading manufacturers, we have for the past 35 years been able to assist in the selection and supply of equipment for microscopy all over the UK and overseas. For further information and assistance please contact us. Tel.: 01993 883595, fax: 01993 883616.

Speech preparation and presentation support: big speech? We'll help you structure and prepare your speech to suit spoken word. Service includes: audience analysis, keyline extraction, graphics (OHP/slides), and coaching. Also professional preparation of manuscripts and theses, including illustrating (line art or photographic). Contact Harry. Tel.: Oxford 514220, e-mail:

Garden design. Spring is coming: let me help you put your ideas for your garden into action. Short consultation or full- scale design. Judith Walton. Tel.: Oxford 735179.

Professional IT solutions: KGH Computing Solutions offers expert advice on all PC requirements. Particular expertise in database design and implementation (Access, dBase, FoxPro); Local Area Networks (Novell, WFWG, Windows 95) and connection to TCP/IP (University Network); consultancy and specification for new PCs and upgrades. Contact Keith Hatton. Tel.: 01734 625707 (answerphone), or 0850 064387 (mobile); fax: 01734 625708; e-mail:

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Domestic Services

Children's day nursery—St Paul's Nursery (Somerville College), 119A Walton Street, Oxford, offers full- and part-time places for children aged from 3 months to 5 years within a 12-place nursery, set in a homely environment. For further information, contact Suzanne Hodgson. Tel.: 01543 416616.

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Houses to Let

Berkeley, California, USA, Sept. 1996–May 1997: house with garage and small yard, 10 minutes' drive from the University of California; 1½ blocks from bus line; 2 bedrooms, living-room, dining-room, 1 bath, washer-drier, porch; fully furnished in quiet, tree-lined neighourhood in walking distance of shops, stores, bookstores, restaurants. Weather moderate all year round. No pets or smokers. Rent $1,300 p.m. Lynn Rhodes, 726 Neilson Street, Berkeley, CA 94707. Tel.: 510 525 2643.

Furnished central North Oxford house to let from 1 Oct.; walk to colleges, train station and bus station; 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. Tel. (J. Mackrell): Oxford 775567 (evenings), or (A. Gaston, Canada): 613 7451368, fax: 613 7450299, e-mail:

Only the best is good enough for Finders Keepers' clients and tenants. We aim for 100 per cent in everything we do; on call 24 hours a day, 365 days of the year to offer a caring, comprehensive service. 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:; also 27 St Clement's, Oxford OX4 1DJ (tel.: Oxford 200012, fax: 204844, e-mail:

Four-bedroom semi-detached house available for 1 year's rental from late May/June; in friendly neighbourhood in east Oxford, c.1 mile University and hospitals; ideal for a family; in excellent condition throughout with all mod. cons. £900 p.c.m. Tel.: Oxford 240017 (evenings).

Witney, 12 miles west of Oxford, modern 4-bedroom unfurnished detached house in quiet road, walking distance of town centre; cooker, fridge, full c.h., garage, small garden. £700 p.c.m. Tel.: Oxford 300362 (evenings).

Brand-new 2-bedroom bungalow in quiet position in Cowley; fully furnished to a high specification; gas c.h.; parking; small walled garden; close to local shops, bus-routes, library, swimming-pool, etc. Long let preferred. Available Apr./May. £650 p.c.m. Tel./fax: Oxford 361772.

Modern 3-bedroom detached house, 2 miles city centre; kitchen/family room, dining-room, lounge; fully furnished; cat in residence; secluded garden, off-road parking. Available 22 July–4 Sept. Non-smokers. £250 p.w. Tel.: Oxford 744232.

Pleasant furnished house in Risinghurst; 1 single and 2 double bedrooms, lounge-cum-diner, study, gas c.h., appliances; good decorative order; small secluded garden; off-street parking. £595 p.c.m. Dr Basu. Tel.: 01734 860630 or 01734 875123, ext. 4344.

Osney: 3-bedroom terrace house in excellent condition 10 minutes' walk from central Oxford in secluded district by the river. Fully furnished and equipped, gas c.h., fitted kitchen, washing-machine, freezer, fridge, phone, TV, garden with patio and seats. Available July for 1 year. Only visiting academics considered. £700 p.c.m. Tel.: Oxford 862347.

Headington, close to hospitals, shops, schools, and buses: 3-bedroom bungalow; 1 master bedroom with en-suite shower and w.c., 1 single bedroom, other bedroom/study, family bathroom, gas c.h., attached garage, telephone, security system, sun-lounge, modern fitted kitchen with automatic washing-machine and drier, waste disposal unit. From 1 Aug., £625 p.c.m. Fully furnished. Unsuitable for sharers. Tel.: O1993 881667 or 01993 704858.

Premier offer a fine selection of property for long or short let. Similar properties always required. Competitive fees and the friendliest service in the city. Call Jan Bartlett at Premier, 207 Cowley Road. Tel.: Oxford 792299, fax: Oxford 798087.

Aug.–Dec.: terrace house, east Oxford, c.1 mile from city centre; 3 bedrooms, 2 reception, large kitchen/diner, garden; friendly neighbourhood; all mod cons. £600 p.c.m. plus utilities. Tel.: Oxford 793378 (evenings) or (2)76595 (day).

Two-bedroom house in central North Oxford, very close to Green College; beautifully furnished and superbly equipped, with landscaped garden and off-street parking. This is a real jewel of a house. Non-smokers only, please. Available from 1 Oct. for 1 year. Rent £800 p.c.m. Tel.: Oxford 511382.

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

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.

Headington, available May: newly-converted flat; large double bed, en-suite shower, living-room and kitchen, c.h., parking. Professionals and academics only. £495 p.c.m. inc. water rates. Tel.: Oxford 68504.

North Oxford : 1 Sept. 1996–30 June 1997, £520 p.m., fully-furnished ground-floor flat; dining-room/study, hall, living-room/study, bedroom, shower-room, kitchen; dish-washer, washing-drying machine, electric stove, etc.; c.h.; car-port; garden. Stone, 266 Moore Street, Princeton, NJ 08540.

Two-bedroom flat in North Oxford within easy reach of the colleges and university departments available from end of Aug. £600 p.m. Tel./fax: Oxford 59408.

Central Paris: small artists' flat in Le Marais quarter; 2 rooms separated by arch, kitchen and bathroom; 2 months, July/Aug., and/or for the academic year, Oct.–June. FF 3,700 p.m. plus deposit. Sutton, 20 Rue de la Cerisaie, 75004 Paris. Tel.: 40 27 93 09.

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Accommodation Offered

Central North Oxford: Victorian house available July for 6 months plus; comfortable family accommodation; sleeps 6; £200 p.w. Also central North Oxford, studio flat; suit couple or single person; available shortly, for 6 months plus. £100 p.w. Apply: 123 South Avenue, Abingdon, Oxon.

Bed-and-breakfast available in warm, comfortable house in exclusive central North Oxford, within easy walking distance of city centre, all main university buildings, parks, river, shops, pubs, and restaurants. Every room has tea- and coffee-making facilities, microwave, and colour television. Very moderate terms. Tel.: Oxford 57879.

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Accommodation Sought

Swiss family (2 adults, 3 children) seeks to rent 2- or 3-bedroom house in Cumnor or Botley from 1 Sept. (or earlier) for 12 months. Rent max. £850 p.m. Dr Martin Tramer, Pain Relief Unit, Churchill Hospital. Tel.: Oxford 226161, fax: 226160.

Assistant professor from the English Department, University of Colorado, Boulder, seeks accommodation in Oxford, June–July, to finish book project. Timothy Morton. Tel.: 303 492 1614, fax: 303 492 8904, e-mail:

One/two room(s) required now for professional(s) in shared house or flat within 3 miles of the centre of Oxford; both persons reliable, friendly, and non-smokers. Rent in the region of £200 p.c.m. Emily. Tel.: Oxford 784010 (day).

Visiting American professor with family (wife, 1 well-behaved child) seeks furnished 2–3-bedroom house to rent for 6–12 months from 1 July; washer/drier, fridge, c.h., off- street parking and location near John Radcliffe preferred. Non- smokers who will tend your house and garden lovingly. Tel. (US): 716 338 4368, fax: 716 338 2347, e-mail:

Bosnian girl aged 15½, daughter of professional parents, now living 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).

Academic couple (medical doctors), on short visit to Oxford University, require accommodation during May and June. One child. Happy to look after pets, garden, house, etc. Tel.: Oxford (2)71898.

Visiting fellow with wife and two children seeks a flat in Oxford for 6–8 weeks in July–Aug. Contact Dr Avi Shlaim. Tel.: Oxford 56244.

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

Law student seeks Oxford accommodation, 23 June–4 Aug. Will trade house: 3 bedrooms, 3 bath, office, 2 living areas, sunroom, lovely yards; amenities. Inc. pool, tennis, and golf membership. 4315 Woodcrest Lane, Dallas, TX 75206. Tel.: 214 823 3098, e-mail:

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Accommodation Sought to Rent or Exchange

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:

Visiting professor, wife and son seek quiet, three-bedroom house in North Oxford or surrounding area, Aug.–Jan. Off-street parking and washer-dryer preferred. Non-smokers. No pets. British, now based in US. Looking to rent or exchange our well-appointed house in quiet neighbourhood 30 minutes north of New York City. Will take good care of your home. Tel: 1-(914) 365-6631, fax (until 26 April): 1-(914) 365-8150, e-mail: or (after 26 April)

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Holiday Lets

Languedoc: village mansion, 11 bedrooms, huge garden and courtyard, swimming-pool; Mediterranean 25 minutes, lake 7 minutes, canoeing rivers 20 minutes; still available 3–20 June, 21–7 July, all Sept. From £350 p.w. Tel.: Oxford 511065/512470.

Welsh Borders: in small town (Ludlow 12 miles), grade II listed house, sleeps 4–5; c.h.; walled garden; excellent walking country. Offa's Dyke Path 6 miles. Tel.: 01993 811013 (p.m.).

Provence: La Garde Freinet, 30 minutes St Tropez beaches; spacious edge-of-village house; garden, roof-terrace; excellent furniture and equipment; c.h., log fire; popular mountain village; twice-weekly market, restaurants, pool; £150–£350 p.w. Mrs Dare. Tel.: 0171-352 6975, or 00 33 94 43 17 21.

Les Eyzies (the cradle of prehistory), Dordogne, France: 2 tastefully restored period farmhouses on small private estate; one sleeps 8 adults and 4 children; other sleeps 6 adults; both have honey-coloured stonework and spectacular oak-beamed ceilings, TV, fully-equipped modern bathrooms and kitchens, comfortable sitting-rooms, access to fax/phone; in 3 acres of grassed and wooded grounds; British owners nearby; to let for 2-week periods (or longer) during summer and available at reduced rates for academic/sabbatical projects (1–6 months) in autumn, winter, and spring. Tel.: 0161-439 7398; Internet:

Simple farmhouse accommodation in beautiful Dordogne countryside; sleeps 6; available to rent May–Sept, £130 p.w. Tel.: 01295 780641.

Coastguard cottage: comfortable, quiet, and fairly isolated cottage on edge of coastal path overlooking Chesil Beach and Lyme Bay at Langton Herring; sleeps 4 + cot; colour TV, record- player, radio. £150–£250 p.w. inc. of electricity for heating, cooking, lighting. Tel: 01608 810563, or write: D. Simon, Little Orchard, Charlbury, Oxon. OX7 3RL.

Italy, outskirts Verona, charming ground-floor flat in fine 15th-c. villa: own entrance, large bed-sitting room, ditto kitchen dining room, secure parking, use of garden area. £250 p.w. inc. all services and weekly cleaning. Vacancies June, July, Aug. Tel. (Moore): 01844 238247, or, in Verona, Contessa Da Sacco: 00 45 526 499.

Peleponnese: unique, recently reconstructed house in the Byzantine Castro of Monemvasia; sleeps 4 (1 double, 2 singles), fully equipped kitchen and bathroom, verandah with views of Cape Malea; under-floor c.h.; open fire. £400 p.w.. Adjacent apartment sleeps 4 also available, £300 p.w. For brochure, tel.: 0181-977 3490 (evenings), or send postcard to: Kate Rendall, Monemvasia 23070, Lakonia, Greece.

Czech Republic, for a holiday full of pleasant surprises; fairy-tale woodland cottage available May–Oct.; 30 minutes Prague; sleeps 4+; wood fires, lake, views, walks, mushrooms, castles, sunshine; abundant food and wine; low prices; English- speaking owner. From £225 p.w. Tel.: 0171-373 0667.

Villa with garden and wonderful views, 40 minutes from Florence; all mod. cons.; swimming and sports facilities nearby; sleeps 8; available late July–mid-Sept. £325 p.w. Lukes. Tel. (Italy): 00 39 55 8428317.

South-west France: tranquil roof-terraced luxury apartment within tiny walled hill-top medieval village; 2 double bedrooms, excellent bathroom and kitchen; 30-ft south-facing roof terrace, half shaded, high above rural valley and completely private. Mrs C. Laird. Tel./fax: 00 33

Lake Garda---Dolomites, near Riva-del-Garda in peaceful hillside villa with spectacular mountain panorama, self-contained accommodation for two, May--Oct. Separate garden entrance with patio; private facilities. £45--£50 per night. Excursions to the Dolomites, Verona operas, Trento. Wine-tastings. English spoken. Tel./fax: 0039 464 518559, or 0171-359 1629.

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Houses for Sale

Portland Road, Summertown: attractive 1930s family house with south-facing garden, in very popular area close to excellent schools, bus route to town, and local shops; large sitting- room, dining-room, big kitchen, 4 bedrooms with built-in wardrobes, bathroom, study in large insulated wooden cabin in garden with own radiator, phone, etc.; period features; gas c.h.; also workshop in garden which is well planted, with a mature walnut tree, pond, flower-beds, lawn, terrace. Possibility of extension. £220,000. Tel.: Oxford 54058, or 226490 (day).

Islip: stone-built cottage of exceptional charm; large living-room with exposed stone walls; ceiling beams and inglenook fireplace; good-size kitchen; 2 bedrooms, upstairs bathroom; 50-ft south-facing garden with patio. Oxford 4 miles, M40 2 miles. £91,950. Tel.: Oxford 376684.

Cumnor Hill, Oxford: 4 bedrooms (1 en-suite), 2 bathrooms, 3 reception rooms, single garage; set in large garden. Convenient for Oxford and public transport. £199,000. Tel.: Oxford 862835.

Holiday family accommodation, central North Oxford: charming Victorian house, sleeps 6, £280 p.w. Also studio flat for couple, £170 p.w. Both residences centrally heated, washer/driers, microwaves plus conventional cookers, fridge/freezers, colour TVs, linen; telephones optional. Tel.: Oxford 59911.

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Retirement flats for sale

Finding cooking and housekeeping tiresome? For a person over retirement age £30,000 will purchase a single- bedroom service flat in a purpose-built block with 24-hour warden cover in Summertown area of Oxford. Contact R.A. Birchall, 20 Plantation Road, Oxford. Tel.: Oxford 310091.

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