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Bilingual children

We are a group of more than 15 families with (potentially) bilingual children aged 0–11, speaking 9 different languages. We meet once per month (Wed. evening) to discuss all aspects of raising children bilingually, inc. practical aspects (nurseries, schools, reading, writing, strategies of languages separation, etc.) and academic research (psychology/linguistics). If you regard your child's growing up with more than one language as a chance rather than an accident, come and join us. Contact: Michael Gross. Tel.: Oxford (2)75951 (day) or 66968 (evening); e-mail:

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The Oxford Playhouse

Tue. 19–Sat. 23 Sept.: Jude the Obscure; Mon. 2–Sat. 7 Oct.: The Queen and I; Tue. 17–Sat. 21 Oct.: The Duchess of Malfi. Tel. Box Office: Oxford 798600.

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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.

Piano lessons with Martin André, MA, ARCM; intermediate to diploma level. North Oxford. Tel.: Oxford 516985.

Classical guitar and clarinet tuition offered (LRAM, ARCM); woodwind restoration and repair. Twenty years' experience. Tel.: Oxford 375526.

Piano lessons: high-quality piano lessons offered by young concert pianist, postgraduate of Royal Academy of Music, London. Call Zrinka. Tel.: Oxford 59657.

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Services Offered

Are you writing a book or an article or preparing a thesis? Experienced well-educated secretary offers helpful typing service. Terms negotiable. Tel.: Abingdon (01235) 521859.

Oriental carpets: Persian, Turkish, Afghan, and Caucasian 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 room-size pieces. Home trial service. Brazier's of Oxford, 57 High Street. Tel.: Oxford 246574.

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.

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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Situations Vacant

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.

Elderly lady seeks companion who would give some personal help (with bathing, cooking, etc.) and a little assistance with historical research. Free rooms offered; hours and terms by negotiation. Tel.: Oxford 57039.

Required as soon as possible, well-qualified tutors of Portuguese, Croatian, and Cantonese to prepare students for the International Baccalaureate. Applicants should be native speakers who are able to teach mainly literature to students in their mother tongue. 1½–2 hours p.w. For full details contact Mrs C. Gospel, Head of Languages, within 2 weeks of the appearance of this advertisement. St Clare's, Oxford. Tel.: Oxford 52031.

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Houses to Let

Furnished central North Oxford house to let, 7 Oct.–30 Apr. (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:

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.

A pleasant comfortable semi-detached house close to Iffley Village; sleeps up to 6 people; holiday or short let; parking, TV, linen. £350 p.w. Tel.: Oxford 778458, fax: Oxford 776477.

Old Marston: an attractive period property in the heart of the village with two bedrooms, study, living- and dining- room areas plus modern fitted kitchen. Ideal for professional couple requiring easy access to colleges and hospitals. Furnished. Available Sept. £750 p.c.m. Mallam's. Tel.: Abingdon (01235) 553064.

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.

In East Hendred, 20 minutes from Oxford, stone- fronted cottage in beautiful village; 3 bedrooms, conservatory, laundry-room, etc., c.h., lovely garden, large garage. £750 p.c.m. plus bills. Tel.: 0378 064413 or 0171-262 9604.

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.

Woodstock: to be let partly-furnished. Spacious modern house. Hall, cloakroom, large living-room, kitchen, domestic appliances, 3 bedrooms, bathroom; c.h.; gardens. Basic rent £525 p.c.m. Russell & Allman, Chartered Surveyors, 21 Horsefair, Chipping Norton, Oxon. Tel.: 01608 643087.

Immaculate, detached house in Headington, fully furnished and very spacious; 3 bedrooms (2 double, 1 single), living- room, dining-room, bathroom, kitchen, beautiful front and back gardens, garage, c.h. Available from Oct. £750 p.c.m. plus council tax. Tel.: Oxford 750271.

Central North Oxford, available beginning Oct., on 6 months' shorthold tenancy (possibly longer): attractive family house; sleeps 6; well equipped. £200 p.w. plus local taxes. References required. Tel.: 0171-354 8646.

House to let north of Summertown, Jan.–Mar. 1996. Fully furnished, 2 double bedrooms, large study/third bedroom, 30-ft lounge, separate dining-room, bathroom, ground-floor closet, front and back gardens, car parking space. No small children. £800 p.c.m. plus utilities. Tel.: Oxford 59421.

To let furnished spacious recently converted 3/4 bedroom stone barn in show village 5 miles from exits 11 and 12, M40; 2 acres garden; 2 sitting-rooms, 1 with 2 grand pianos and minstrels' gallery; featured on TV and in colour magazines. £1,250 p.c.m. Tel.: 01295 690 674.

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), or 01993 882065 (evenings or weekends).

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Flats to Let

Woodstock Road, within walking distance of Summertown shops: modern purpose-built first-floor flat; d.g., fully carpeted, individual gas c.h., fully furnished and equipped; 2 double bedrooms, study, dining-room or third bedroom (single), large living- room, kitchen/diner, one large bathroom, gardens on ground floor, parking space. Most modern conveniences. £850 p.m. Available 1 Oct. for academic year or longer. Tel.: Oxford 515301; if no reply: 00 39 55 573056.

Charming flat in converted barn; suit professional couple. Islip. Free from 10 Oct. Tel.: Oxford 376094.

Active retired doctor has comfortable self-contained studio flat available in Headington in exchange for approx. quarter- to half-time flexible help with housekeeping, occasional shopping, car-driving, etc. Might suit retired person with spare time or someone with other part-time interests. Tel.: Oxford 68925.

Farmoor: attractive self-contained ground-floor flat to let; sitting-room, bedroom, fitted kitchen, bathroom, full c.h., gardens. Rent £300 p.c.m. Suit elderly tenants. Styles & amp; Whitlock. Tel.: Oxford 244637.

First-floor flat, north of Summertown, available from 1 Nov. for one year; living/dining-room, 2 bedrooms, kitchen, bathroom; fully furnished; telephone, TV, washing-machine; close to major bus routes and Summertown shops. Rent £550 p.c.m. Tel.: Oxford 59421.

Central North Oxford, Bardwell Road: attractive 2- bedroom flat in prestige conversion; 1 double, 1 single/study; equipped and furnished to a very high standard; south-facing with pretty outlook; gardens, private parking, quiet. Non-smokers preferred. Tel.: Oxford 311790 or 01608 684700.

Boar's Hill: attractive one-bedroom furnished annexe with kitchen, bathroom, and lounge; beautiful setting; modern equipment. Available Oct. £450 p.c.m. Tel.: Oxford 739494.

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Accommodation Offered

Rooms available in Grandpont, about 4 minutes by bicycle to city centre. Close to Isis and all amenities. Very reasonable rates for academics. Tel.: Oxford (2)74897.

Bed-and-breakfast available in comfortable house in exclusive, leafy, central North Oxford within easy walking distance of all main university buildings, city centre, parks, river, and a variety of restaurants. Tea- and coffee-making facilities in each room; microwaves available. Use of garden. Very moderate terms. Tel.: Oxford 57879.

Single room for non-smoker, all facilities, in spacious house belonging to working musician plus 2 Siamese cats. Setting, attractive Old Kidlington, excellent bus route (and access to M40). £260 p.c.m. Tel.: Oxford 375526.

Central North Oxford: new semi-self contained, self-catering accommodation, equipped to high standard; 3 bedrooms; suit quiet, hard-working single female students/fellows or mature couple. Easy access to all colleges and shops. Rent circa £400 p.c.m. per room inc. of all gas and electricity or negotiable for whole unit. Available immediately for 6 months/year renewable or long term. Tel.: Oxford 311688.

Wanted: non-smoking female academic to share furnished 3-bedroom house with same; renovated kitchen and bathroom, c.h., close to colleges. Available end Sept. 1995–end June 1996. £325 p.m. plus bills; references and damage deposit required. Tel.: Oxford 53527.

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Accommodation Sought

Kiwi grad/postdoc pair require room (preferably large) in group house from early Oct. Prefer lively, friendly situation. Keen on caving, Ultimate frisbee, etc. E-mail:

German academic family seeks accommodation, suitable for 2 adults and a child; ideally furnished or unfurnished house with garden; within sensible commute of Oxford. Long-term rent around £500 p.c.m. By late Oct. or early Nov. G. Walzenbach, Nuffield College. Tel.: Oxford (2)78662.

The Oxford School of Drama, Oxfordshire's only professional drama school, is looking for families who will provide bed, breakfast, and an evening meal for our students. This will be for two terms, beginning Oct. Please contact Hilary Davis, Administrator, for further details. Tel.: 01993 812883.

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 sought to rent or exchange

University professor, accompanied by wife and 2 daughters (aged 9 and 12), on sabbatical in Oxford for 12 months from Jan., from Auckland, New Zealand, seeks accommodation (house or flat) in Oxford, to rent or house-swap. Non-smokers. Happy to garden and care for pets. Prof. Rod Jackson, School of Medicine, University of Auckland, Private Bag 92019, Auckland, New Zealand. Tel.: 64 9 3737599, ext. 6443 (w) or 64 9 3763325 (h); fax: 64 9 3737503; e- mail:

Three-(+)bedroom house required by NZ lawyer and family, 20 Dec.–7/10 Jan. An exchange of our house in Auckland a possibility. Non-smoking, responsible family. Referees available if desired. Write: Box 82-024, Highland Park, Auckland, NZ; fax: 00 64 9 537 1603.

Academic couple and housekeeper seek accommodation in or near Oxford, with level access, Jan.–Sept. 1996. Or will exchange sunny north-facing Sydney harbourside apartment, with panoramic water views, 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, car, computer, in- ground pool, 10-minute ferry trip to Opera House and Circular Quay. Tel.: Oxford 281777.

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Accommodation Exchange

Home-based Cambridge postgraduate, starts course Oxford September, wishes to exchange accommodation with Oxford-based PG/lecturer working in Cambridge during terms in next academic year. Tel.: 01223 232832.

Cape Town/Oxford exchange: large 4-bedroom house in semi-rural Cape Town suburb available 12 Dec.–11 Jan. in exchange for 3/4-bedroom house in Oxford or environs. 17 Roderick Way, Constantia, 7800. Tel.: 010 27 21 7946085; fax: 6503657.

Gainesville, Florida: house for exchange from approx. mid-May–mid-Aug. 1996; nearly new, Victorian farm style 4-bedroom, 3-bath residence on 10 acres in a rural setting near the University of Florida. Gainesville is a university town of 100,000 population, 2 hours north of Orlando and 5 hours south of Atlanta. Exchange for house in or near Oxford. William Hauswirth. Tel.: Gainesville (904) 392 3311, fax: (904) 392 3133.

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Houses for Sale

Eaton, 4 miles west of Oxford: a Victorian end-of- terrace cottage recently refurbished and extended with fine views over surrounding countryside; large drawing-room (21 by 15 ft) with open fireplace; oil-fired c.h. and Rayburn in kitchen/dining-room (20 by 12 ft) with terracotta floor tiles; 3 bedrooms, bathroom, utility and cloakroom; off-road parking. Guide price £145,000. Tel.: Oxford 865279.

In Iffley Fields, a high-quality small modern house with double bedroom, living-room, kitchen and bathroom, own garden and garage in a small secure and private courtyard development with open views, yet within half-mile of Magdalen Bridge. Gas c.h. and fully carpeted. Immediate availability. £64,950. Tel.: Oxford 739713 (p.m.).

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Book Sale

Mallam's Book Sale, Fri. 17 Nov. Antiquarian and modern books, bindings, prints, engravings, and folios. Maps and related items. Entries are invited. All enquiries: Benjamin Lloyd. Bocardo House, St Michael's Street, Oxford OX1 2EB.

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