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University Museum Shop

The Oxford University Museum Shop for tempting non- calorific Easter eggs in polished stone. Toy hatching dinosaur, tortoise and ostrich eggs, and a range of reference and activity books and kits to occupy the holiday can also be purchased. Until Sat. 13 Apr., readers brandishing this copy may claim a 10 per cent discount on purchases over £5. Museum open Mon.–Sat., 12–5 p.m. (inc. Easter Monday); Easter closing 4–6 Apr. inc.; admission free.

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Volunteers needed to teach English in Poland

The Anglo-Polish Academic Association (APASS) is currently seeking to recruit volunteers to teach English for approx. 3 weeks in the summer vacation. Polish organisations will provide full hospitality and holiday entertainment to the teachers and assistance with travel costs is available. Teaching experience is welcomed, but not essential. For an information pack, send a stamped addressed envelope (9 by 6 inches) and cheque for £2.50 (payable to APASS). APASS, 139 Landsdowne Way, Stockwell, London SW8 2NP.

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Oxford Friends of Welsh National Opera: concert

`Donald Maxwell sings'—riotously, irreverently, to amuse. St Edward's School Hall, Sat. 30 Mar., 8 p.m. Tickets £12.50 from Lady Williams, 94 Lonsdale Road, or Dr Peet, 4 Stephen Road, Headington. Tel.: Oxford 515199 (Lady Williams), or 61763 (Dr Peet).

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Services Offered

Micro Instruments Ltd. are an Oxford-based company whose prime business is in the sales and servicing of optical microscopes and micromanipulation equipment. Hold 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:

Frederick and Sudabeh Hine, private dealers in Oriental carpets, rugs, and kelims. Tribal, village, and town pieces from Iran and Afghanistan in traditional sizes and designs. Some Anatolian and Old Chinese examples. Authenticity guaranteed. Goods on approval. University discount. Open 10 a.m.–6 p.m., Mon.–Sat. Old Squash Court, 16 Linton Road, Oxford. Tel./fax: Oxford 59396.

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:

Proof-reading service offered by experienced Mac-based copy-editor. Thorough checking for style, grammar, punctuation, and consistency. £10 per 1,000 words. Also fast, accurate typing service on Apple Macintosh. £3 per 1,000 words. Kate Taylor. Tel./fax: 0181-994 6313.

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.

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.

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Domestic Services

Eighteen-year-old Spanish girl, with good English, would like to au-pair for an Oxford family this summer. She is available for 3 months, beginning of July to end of Sept. Contact Judith. Tel.: 0181-749 5973.

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.

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

Mature Apple Mac amanuensis and secretary sought by solicitor/author. Familiarity with Apple Mac 5.1 and tip-top typing accuracy essential. Hours by arrangement. Remuneration generous. Please write to: Peter Liell, 184 Divinity Road, Oxford OX4 1LR. Fax: Oxford 200950.

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Houses to Let

California: for sublet, 3-bedroom, 2.5-bath house located in landscaped community; 2 pools; adjacent park; near University of California, Irvine; 15 minutes to university, 20 minutes to beach, 45 minutes to LA. Available 1 Sept. 1996–30 June 1997. Dr M. Axelrod. Tel.: 714 997 6586, fax: 714 997 6697, e- mail:

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.

Very peaceful, rural but accessible (Oxford 20 minutes) detached pretty 2-bedroom Cotswold stone cottage on ancient manor farm; insulation; c.h.; log fire; telephone; furnished/unfurnished; garage; garden; tennis; local pub; wonderful views and walks. Six months min. Tel.: 01993 822152.

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 Headington: large self-contained fully- furnished 1-bedroom flat; c.h.; free parking; available early April. £130 p.w. plus bills. Tel.: Oxford 60053.

Spacious North London garden flat for university vacation lets (Maida Vale/Kilburn). Suit professional couple or small family. Double bedroom, single, kitchen, bathroom, sitting-room. Free parking. Excellently situated for all London connections and 1-hour drive to Oxford. Tel.: 0171-624 0147.

Woodstock: fully-furnished ground-floor flat for annual rent; hall, kitchen, bathroom, bath and shower, sitting-room, double bedroom, private telephone, ample parking, etc. £450 p.c.m. Available 1 May. Tel.: 01993 811488, or write: Lyon, 1 Brown's Lane, Woodstock OX20 1ST.

Wytham Abbey, Oxford: spacious 3-bedroom apartment on 2 floors, part of grade 1 manor house situated 3 miles from city centre and set in 3,000 acres of park and woodland. Fully equipped and luxuriously appointed. Available July. Tel.: Oxford 247200, fax: 724762.

Central North Oxford: luxury fully-furnished flat, available now. Large double bedroom, large drawing room, kitchen, bathroom; c.h.; off-street parking; large garden. Quiet, civilised large family house converted into flats. Ten minutes' walk from city centre. Regret no children or pets. Reasonable rent. Tel.: Oxford 52400.

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Summer Let

Live in comfort near the Thames only 5 minutes from the city centre: 4-bedroom Victorian house, attractive, modernised; bathroom with w.c., bidet and sunken bath, shower-room and w.c., large split-level living-room, well-equipped kitchen, c.h. Price negotiable. Available 20 July--4 Sept. Single bedsit available before and after these dates. Tel.: Oxford 725193.

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Accommodation Offered

Four-bedroom house in east Oxford to share with contental academic in her thirties. The house, recently modernised, has gas c.h. and all mod. cons., a new bathroom and shower, and still retains some original features. All rooms are modernly decorated; your bedroom and study are overlooking the garden. Available end Apr., £300 p.m. Tel.: Oxford 724178.

Rooms to let for Trinity Term at the Maison Française d'Oxford. Good standard of spoken French and English required. Rent £37 or £45 p.w. inc. breakfast. Tel.: Oxford (2)74220.

Bedsit to let in North Oxford (city centre 1 mile); own shower-room; suitable for visitor or postgraduate, non-smoker; short term preferred. £79 p.w. (all inc.). Tel.: Oxford 53638.

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

Young managing director (American), new to the area, looking for comfortable 2-bedroom flat or house in North Oxford, Grandpont, Iffley, or outside the city in nice area but within 10 minutes' drive of Oxford Science Park. Had enough with estate agents, believe I am a near-perfect tenant (professional, non-smoker, no animals, work long hours, reputable company, age 30, reliable, and clean). If you have a place in the £600–£800 range (inc.), please call. Also prefer: two personal phone-lines, maid cleaning, nice neighbours, access to gym and health food. Tel.: Oxford 784411 (day), or 0468 122241 (evening).

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.

American academic family of four seeks to rent house in Oxford for Aug. Oxford references available. A.T. Grafton, Department of History, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ 08544. Fax: 609 258 5326.

d'Overbroeck's is always looking for more good family and self- catering accommodation in North Oxford for A-level students. Our academic year runs from Sept. to the end of June and we would be particularly interested to hear of any self-contained flatlets within family houses which might become available for students to share. Rents are paid through the college. If you think you can help or would like more information, please telephone. Tel.: Oxford 310000.

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

Fully-furnished flat in Oxford wanted to exchange for a fully-furnished apartment in Grasse, French Riviera, Sept.–Dec. or longer. Grasse apartment has a bedroom, living/dining-room, kitchen, bath/shower, w.c., large balcony overlooking St Jacques valley and view of Mediterranean in distance; satellite TV, telephone, microwave, washing-machine; car-port, tennis court, swimming pool available; in block of 6 apartments—some neighbours speak English; suit couple. Owner will carry taxes, heating, and electricity bills and will expect the same in Oxford. Tel. (France): 93 77 82 78.

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

Danish family seeks to rent 3-bedroom flat/house in Oxford for 3 years from 1 Aug. 1996, for family of 4 (2 adults, 2 children). Exchange of 3-bedroom, 2-sitting-room central Copenhagen flat possible. Dr Cecilia Milwertz, Nordic Institute of Asian Studies, Leifsgrade 33, 2300 Copenhagen S, Denmark. Tel.: 45 31 54 88 44, fax: 45 32 96 25 30.

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Travelling companion sought

Single traveller seeks companion to Hong Kong and possibly China, August. Tel.: Oxford 515173.

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Holiday Lets

Cottage for 2 in Gascony. Village with 14th-c. château. Irrigated gardens, covered terrace/study, fax, printer, hammocks, jacuzzi; swimming, restaurants 1.5 km, market town 8 km, lake, sailing, skiing 80 km; from late Apr. for short or long let. Tel.: Oxford 52560.

France: Pyrenees foothills, Rousillon; beautiful old village farmhouse in peaceful, unspoilt area; forest, sea, mountains, castles—much to do. Terrace, garden. Sleeps 4–6, expandable. Fully equipped. Available Apr.–20 July, Sept. Tel.: 0171-624 0147.

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.

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.

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Houses for Sale

Italy: enchanting Tuscan retreat; 400-year-old detached rustic cottage, requiring restoration; 2/3 bedrooms and 3 other rooms, terrace, and dry cellars; mains water and electricity. Superb panoramic views of chestnut forests and Ligurian mountains. Tranquil setting with small secluded gardens and sun all day, vines, and flagged patio. Magnificent walking with safe woodland trails on doorstep leading up to the Appenines. Excellent location, Riviera coast 25 miles, A15 autostrada 10, Pisa and Lucca 60, Florence 80. Local golf, riding, swimming, and skiing. Freehold £25,000 o.n.o. Alan and Jennie. Tel.: 00 39 187 427022.

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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. n

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