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Oxford Chamber Music Society

Susanne Stanzeleit, violin, and Julian Jacobson, piano, will play the following at 2.45 p.m. on Sunday, 3 March, in the Holywell Music Room: Beethoven, Sonata in A minor, op. 23; Fauré, Sonata in A, op. 13; Dvorák, Four Romantic Pieces; Delius, Sonata no. 3; Liszt, Grand Duo Concertant. Tickets £7.50 from Blackwell's Music Shop, £7.95 at the door; students and juniors £3.

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Services Offered

Freelance personal secretary: confidential correspondence, manuscripts, theses, c.v.s; word-processing, shorthand, laser printer. Tel.: Oxford 872754.

Carpentry, joinery, fitted cupboards, doors, etc., undertaken. Prompt, efficient, and sympathetic service at competitive prices. R.H. Sprot. Tel.: 01869 345060.

Frederick and Sudabeh Hine, private dealers in Persian carpets and kelims. Traditional tribal, village, and workshop pieces in all sizes from Iran, Turkey, and Afghanistan. Old Chinese sometimes available. Authenticity guaranteed plus unbeatable prices. University discount, goods on approval. Open 10 a.m.–6 p.m. every day except Sun. Old Squash Court at rear of 16 Linton Road, North Oxford. Tel./fax: Oxford 59396.

Mallam's: one of Oxfordshire's leading estate agents with an outstanding professional reputation. Major provincial fine art auctioneers holding frequent general and specialist sales, including books. Residential letting and management agents. Head Office: Bocardo House, St Michael's Street, Oxford. Tel.: Oxford 241466.

Oriental carpets: Persian, Turkish, Afghan, Caucasian, and Tribal Chinese 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 oversize pieces. Home trial service. We sell Anti-Slip for rugs and carpets–stops carpets creeping. Braziers of Oxford, 57 High Street, Oxford, and 24 High Street, Wallingford. Tel.: Oxford 246574.

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

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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Houses to Let

Headington, Oxford: 2-bedroom newly-decorated house to let; fully furnished and well equipped; small private garden with parking area for one car; walking distance of John Radcliffe Hospital and Brookes University; shops and buses. Min. let 6 months. £650 p.c.m. Tel.: Oxford 65625 (after 6 p.m.).

Furnished semi-detached house in Sandhills (3½ miles from centre, opposite Thornhill Park & Ride for easy access to Oxford); 1 double bedroom and 2 single bedrooms (one unfurnished), bathroom with electric shower; living-room, dining-room and fitted kitchen; gas c.h., fridge, cooker, microwave, telephone; off-street parking; garden. £520 p.c.m. Available immediately for 6 months--1 year. Tel.: Oxford (2)78270, e-mail: viv.mcevoy@las.ox.ac.uk.

North Oxford , within ring-road: new self-contained luxury accommodation available from 8 Apr.; very quiet with lovely views and patio; near convenient bus route; suit visiting academic, single or couple. Regret no children, smokers, or pets. £600 p.c.m. Tel.: Oxford 515085.

Southmoor Road: fully furnished 3 to 4-bedroom house to let mid- Mar.--early June. Rent approx. £200 p.w. plus bills. Dr Kenyon. Tel.: Oxford 57649 (home); 240501 (work); 0860 139590 (mobile).

Headington: spacious 4-bedroom house, fully equipped, c.h., gardens, garage. Convenient for schools and hospitals. Available from 1 Sept. for 11/12 months. £850 p.c.m. Tel.: Oxford (2)76202 or 61316.

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. Tel.: 01608 684700.

Well-appointed North Oxford 3/4-bedroom house with garden leading to canal available for let from mid-Apr. for 15--18 months. Spectacular views over the country balance easy access to the city via Kingston Road. Furnished or unfurnished lease considered. £1,350 p.c.m. J. Noel. Tel.: Oxford 310000 (day) or 58414 (evenings).

June–Sept., comfortable house in Oxford with lawned garden and friendly cat. Both need attention, so rent (£450 p.c.m.) is lower than average. Easy reach of city centre. Two beds. Two reception. Tel.: Oxford 751295.

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.

At Finders Keepers each and every caller receives 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: 204844, e-mail: stclements@finders.co.uk); Internet site: http://www.oxlink.co.uk/business/finders.html.

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Flats to Let

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. Regret no children or pets. Reasonable rent. Tel.: Oxford 52400.

Comfortable studio flat in former vicarage in pretty village location approximately 5 miles from Oxford city centre; recently refurbished; large living/bedroom with superb rural views, kitchen, and bathroom. Ideal for single academic/professional. £350 p.c.m. Finders Keepers. Tel.: Oxford 200012. Attractive 2-bedroom fully-furnished and superbly equipped stable flat (building listed grade II) in beautiful rural setting 10 miles from central Oxford; parking for 2 cars; close to main bus route. Available now. £725 p.m. (6 months min.). Tel.: 01844 339650.

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Summer let

Spacious recently redecorated Edwardian house: 4 bedrooms, large playing attic, bathroom, shower-room, w.c., 2 reception rooms, spacious kitchen plus dining area, large sitting-conservatory in peaceful garden, c.h., washing-machine, tumble-drier, dish-washer, microwave, TV, video. In Oxford, off Banbury Road, close to Parks, shopping centre, swimming-pool, buses to Oxford centre. Available 30 July--29 Aug. £300 p.w. Tel.: Oxford 511007 (evening), or (2)70490 (day); fax: (2)70757.

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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

Office/study space wanted: co-ordinator of research and publication project for a UN environmental treaty body seeks space in central Oxford area, preferably furnished and with phone-line, in congenial environment. Needed immediately for three months, with option for extension. A. Gross. Tel./fax: Oxford 792288, or write: 25 Vicarage Road, Oxford OX1 4RB.

Two mature, house-trained doctors, returning to the UK in June, require quality 2+-bedroom period accommodation in south-east Oxford, or between Oxford and Reading. Summer let or house-sit ideal. Exceptional references supplied. Contact Dr David Burgner. Fax: 0061 2 845 3489, e-mail: Davidb2@mail.kids.usydedu.au.

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.

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.

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: 204844, e-mail: stclements@finders.co.uk); Internet site: http://www.oxlink.co.uk/business/finders.html. n

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Accommodation Exchange

House exchange, Sept. 1996--June 1997: six-room suburban home on golf course in Tucson, Arizona (university town) with 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, all appliances, use of two cars, for non-smoker house in Oxford--Cambridge area with ground-floor bedroom, bathroom. Carey Womble, 1403 Via Ronda Oeste, Tucson, AZ 85715, USA. Tel.: 520 296 7388.

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, or write: A.T. Fleeson, 1359 Snow Meadow Lane, McLean, Virginia 22102, USA.

Visiting American professor with family (sister, brother-in-law) seeks to exchange 2-bedroom, large sitting-room, 3- bath flat overlooking ocean in Los Angeles, California, suitable for 2 adults, one or two children of secondary school/university age, for 2/3-bedroom furnished house/flat in Oxford (within walking/cycling distance of Queen's College), for 5 weeks from 24 June to 29 July. Dr Albert Koppes. Tel.: 001 310 338 7301, fax: 001 310 338 1976, e-mail: akoppes@lmumail.lmu.edu.

Edinburgh: charming house in quiet avenue at foot of Arthur's Seat; 3 bedrooms (sleeps 6/7), 2 bathrooms, lounge, dining- room, kitchen, secluded garden; 10 minutes from Prince's Street, Royal Infirmary, university; excellent primary school next door. Non- smoking visiting fellow and family seek similar in Oxford for exchange early Apr.–mid-July. Tel.: 0131-661 5704.

Holiday Lets

Greece, island of Hydra, lovely family house to let 1 May--7 July, and 1 Sept.--1 July 1997; bathroom, w.c., electricity. Short lets £200 p.w., long lets £100 p.w. Diana Holland-Martin, Sunny Bank, Overbury, Tewkesbury, GL20 7PB. Write, or tel.: 01386 725 370 (before 8.30 a.m. or after 6 p.m.).

Tuscany: small traditional farmhouse set in olive groves on hillside overlooking unspoilt valley and Siena (20 minutes); sleeps 5; simply but comfortably equipped; cleaning included; car essential. No pool, but idyllic surroundings. Tel.: 0171-607 0117.

Tarn, south-west France: delightful 200-year-old character cottage, sleeps 4, swimming-pool, close to Cordes/Albi; the best in self- catering accommodation---beamed ceilings, terracotta floors, exposed stone walls, beautifully furnished. Weeks available in Apr., May, Aug., Sept., Oct. Telephone or fax English owner for brochure. Tel./fax: 0033 6333 2173.

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.

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; lake for sailing, wind-surfing, etc., close by; unspoilt area, wonderful walking country. Priced for 2--6. Long or short lets. Available year round---great place for winter sunshine with open fire/c.h. too. Tel.: 01608 684700.

Catalonia: well-appointed 3-bedroom house in the unspoilt Catalonian village of Regençós (about 60 miles north-east of Barcelona and 4 miles inland) near Palafrugell; several superb beaches within radius of 6 miles; sleeps 6; on 2 floors, each a self-contained flat with kitchen, bathroom, lounge/dining area; ground floor: large double bedroom, upper floor: similar double bedroom and further twin-bed room. Attractive roof garden with superb views over surrounding countryside. Spanish maid visits every Sun. and will cook delicious meals.£1,000 p.c.m., or £300 p.w. Dr Charles Mould. Tel.: 01993 831747, fax: 01993 831748, e-mail: charles.mould@st-cross.ox.ac.uk.

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Houses for Sale

Grandpont: large family house, in popular and friendly area, 10 minutes' walk from city centre, near excellent schools and river walks; large reception room, kitchen, playroom/dining-room, bathroom, 4 double bedrooms, loft with window, front/rear walled garden. £179,950/offers. Tel.: Oxford 723412.

Iffley Fields: a high-quality small modern house with double bedroom, living-room, kitchen and bathroom, own private garden and garage in a small, quiet, and secure courtyard development with open views, yet within a half-mile of Magdalen Bridge. Gas c.h. and fully carpeted. Available immediately. £62,500. Tel.: Oxford 739713 (p.m.).

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