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Bodleian Shop

The Bodleian Shop will remain open until 6 p.m. every weekday evening until Christmas. New: Cats in Oxford desk calendar, silver Radcliffe Camera earrings and cufflinks, and lots of other gifts and cards. Entrance in Old Schools Quadrangle. Open 9–6 weekdays, 9–12.30 Sats.

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Volunteers sought

Volunteers are sought by the Director of the Aviation Health Institute for setting up a medical database and providing secretarial support. The Institute is a medical research charity for passenger health. Professor Sir Magdi Yacoub chairs the Scientific Advisory Committee. Please contact Farrol Kahn, AHI, 8 King Edward Street, Oxford OX1 4HL. Tel.: Oxford 739681, fax: 726583.

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Royal Shakespeare Company

The RSC's Oxford office is organising return coach trips to Stratford evening performances. Each £18.50 ticket includes a free upgrade to best Stalls or Circle seat— a £15 saving on usual RSC seat prices. Coaches depart St Giles' at 6 p.m. for the following performances: Taming of the Shrew, Thurs., 2 Nov.; Romeo and Juliet, Mon., 6 Nov.; Richard III, Thurs., 9 Nov.; Julius Caesar, Mon., 13 Nov. Bookings (RSC Oxford): Oxford 511434.

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Tuition Offered

Cello tuition offered by experienced teacher. Beginners to advanced players. Johanna Messner, Jericho. Tel.: Oxford 311981.

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

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.

Copy-editing and editing of theses and academic work. Translation of Arabic into English also available. Regina Rowland. Tel.: Oxford 242817.

Garden design. If the dry summer left you dissatisfied with your garden, let me help you re-plan for next year. Short consultation or full-scale design. Judith Walton. Tel.: Oxford 735179.

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.

Frederick and Sudabeh Hine, dealers in Persian, Afghan, and Turkey carpets and rugs, runners, and kelims. Wide selection of tribal, village, and workshop pieces. Many items heavily reduced to make room for new importations arriving end Oct. Browse through our warehouse without obligation 10 a.m.--6 p.m., for 7 days a week at present. Old Squash Court at the rear of 16 Linton Road, North Oxford. Tel./fax: Oxford 59396.

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

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 Hugh's College seeks an Admissions Assistant, to help with admissions this term, starting work as soon as possible, and finishing at the end of December. Duties will include xeroxing, drawing up interview timetables, and processing paperwork. The successful candidate will be offered free accommodation, free meals while working, and £70 per week. Anyone interested should apply in the first instance to Mrs Ross Carlisle in the College Office. Tel.: Oxford (2)74910.

Serious academic summer program in Paris seeks Director. Candidates should have 10 years' experience in secondary school education, fluent French, and a good knowledge of Paris. Advanced degree preferred. Send references and c.v. to: the Executive Director, Academic Programs, 601 W110th St., Suite 7R, New York, NY 10025, USA. Fax: 212 663 8169.

Mature, self-motivated person urgently required for part-time role as Registrar and Course Secretary at the Oxford School of Psychotherapy and Counselling Ltd. Write or telephone for application details to OCHRe, 193 Cowley Road, Oxford OX4 1UT. Tel.: Oxford 202775.

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Houses to Let

House, north of Summertown, 2 double bedrooms, large study/third bedroom, separate dining-room, 30-ft lounge, attractive gardens, fully furnished (microwave, dish-washer, washing-machine, drier, TV), available mid-Dec.–end of Mar. or part of that period. Suit visiting academic. £750 p.c.m. Tel. or fax: Oxford 59421.

Central North Oxford—available for 6 months plus: attractive Victorian house; furnished; c.h.; linen supplied; TV; washer/drier, fridge, freezer, microwave; 28-ft drawing room; 3 double bedrooms; bathroom; kitchen/dining-room; permit street parking. £200 p.w. Tel.: Oxford 510757 (before 10 a.m.).

North Oxford: a substantial period property overlooking sports field in a desirable residential area; on 3 floors; 4 double bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, drawing-room, dining-room, kitchen, utility room; mature rear garden; off-street parking for 2 vehicles. To let fully furnished, with many antique pieces, from Nov. £1,400 p.c.m. Contact Nancy Allen. Tel.: Oxford 200401, fax: 791343.

Bicester, Wendlebury: spacious, furnished, 3-bedroom semi-detached house with garage, garden, and views of open fields, close to M40, J9; ideal for commuting Oxford/London. Available 20 Nov. £450 p.c.m. exc. council tax and bills. Tel.: 01869 248076/01869 252479/01295 60755.

Two-bedroom period cottage to let in Witney, approx. 9 miles west of Oxford. Fully furnished, fitted kitchen, small conservatory, living- room, washing-machine, TV, telephone, linen, charming garden. Available immediately for 12 months in the first instance. £500 p.c.m. Tel.: Oxford 65629, fax: Oxford 224378.

Converted barn overlooking churchyard in pretty village 7 miles from Oxford; 4 bedrooms, study, utility, room with washer/drier, gas c.h. plus wood-burning stove, garden, parking. Available from Nov. Tel.: Oxford 310000, ext. 255 (day); 01993 882065 (evenings or weekends); or 01993 883801.

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.

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

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.

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Flats to Let

Two-bedroom ground-floor flat, furnished, with gas c.h., washing-machine, own garden, and garage; in Farmoor, 4 miles city centre, on bus-line. Available from Oct. £550 p.c.m. Tel.: 01873 831207; e-mail:

North Oxford: fully-furnished, first-floor 1-bedroom flat inc. gas c.h., well-equipped kitchen, small study, living-room, bathroom with bath and shower, 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 early Nov. £575 p.m. Tel.: Oxford 514340.

Refurbished modern furnished studio flat in attractive setting overlooking gardens, 10 minutes' walk from Oxford city centre. Off-road parking. £500 p.c.m. Tel.: 01280 705191.

A 1-bedroom flat and a 2-bedroom furnished flat to let in North Oxford. Suitable for young academics. Use of garden. No children or pets. Tel.: Oxford 58055 (evenings).

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.

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Accommodation Offered

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

Apartment required immediately, 1 year to 18 months, preferably unfurnished. Mature professional non-smoking lady. Tel.: Oxford 53826.

Apartment sought, 2 bedrooms or 1 large bedroom, for Apr.-- June 1996 (Apr.--Aug. also possible). North Oxford preferred. Responsible academic couple on leave, 1 older child, non-smoking, no pets. W. Zwicker, Math. Dept., Union College, Schenectady, NY 12308. E-mail:

Royal Society Visiting Fellow from People's Republic of China needs 2-bedroom flat in Oxford, from Dec./Jan., for 5--6 months, when his wife and 6-year-old daughter join him. Rent less than £400 p.c.m. Dr Shisong Jiang. Tel.: Oxford 222327 (day), e-mail:

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:; 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, 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). Tel.: Oxford 281777. n

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Houses for Sale

Modern terrace house, Jericho: 2 double bedrooms, large sitting-room, kitchen/breakfast room, bathroom, spacious windowed attic; balcony overlooking attractive small garden; d.g. thoughout and energy-efficient; ample bookshelving and other features to accommodate academic requirements. £110,000. Dr Cowan. Tel.: Oxford 56754.

Beautifully presented and individual 3-bedroom detached house at Garsington (10 minutes' drive Oxford, easy access M40/London); in quiet location with views to open countryside front and rear; good decorative order; large lounge overlooking garden; separate dining-room and kitchen overlook front garden; downstairs cloakroom and access to adjoining garage; upstairs 3 bedrooms, bathroom; gas c.h. Designed and built with interesting features for present owners. £139,000 ONO. No chain; some flexibility possible over completion date. Tel./fax: Oxford 735540.

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