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Oxford Arts Society Associates Lectures

The Oxford Arts Society Associates Lectures are held on Mondays twice during each term at the Maison Française, Norham Road. Wine 5.15 p.m., lecture 5.45 p.m. Annual subscription £10, non-members £3 per lecture. Mon. 29 Jan.: `Celebrating Cézanne', by Christopher Lloyd, Surveyor of the Queen's Pictures; Mon. 26 Feb.: `Surrealism: eros and thanatos, by Tim Marlow, editor of art magazine Tate, and presenter of Kaleidoscope.

Book Fair

Oxford Book Fair: Randolph Hotel, 2 Feb., 2–7 p.m. (note: new opening time), and 3 Feb., 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Thousands of fine antiquarian, second-hand, and out-of-print books for sale by PBFA booksellers from all over Britain. Catalogue/admission £1.

Royal Shakespeare Company

The RSC's Oxford office is organising a return coach trip on Monday, 12 Feb., to the Barbican Theatre to Les Enfants du Paradis, directed by Simon Callow and starring Rupert Graves. Each £15.50 ticket includes a free upgrade to a best stalls seat—a £14 saving on normal RSC ticket prices. Coaches depart for London from St Giles' at 4.45 p.m. Tel. RSC Oxford for bookings: Oxford 511434.

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Tuition Offered

Oxford Brookes Language Services will be holding the following weekend courses this term: A-level French revision 17–18 Feb., Italian weekend 16–17 Mar. For details contact Jill Thornton, Oxford Brookes Language Services, Oxford Brookes University, Wheatley Campus, Oxon. OX33 1HX. Tel.: Oxford 485808.

Irish language teaching and conversation offered; also translations, Irish to English/English to Irish. Barry Riordan. Tel.: Oxford 376107.

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Services Offered

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.

Book-search service: any author, title, on any subject—searched for all over the UK—no fee, no obligation to buy when book found. Send details, basic or precise, of wanted books with s.a.e.—wait 2–6 weeks to be contacted with offers or report. Fast and easy way to find books you have wanted for years. S.E. Owen Booksearch, 4 Cotswold Crescent, Old Marston, Oxford OX3 0SG.

Display cabinets made to any design—for objects from half an inch to half a ton. Some cabinets also available to hire for exhibitions and open days. In addition we sell a wide range of individual display stands and can custom-make any item to your requirements. Please phone for our brochure. Dauphin Display (Oxford) Ltd. Tel.: Oxford 343542.

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

We are looking for a couple with a nanny to share part-time with our daughter Rachel, who is 3 years 2 months old. Would like to share afternoons, and full-time during nursery school holidays. We have a large nursery and large garden in Old Headington, near a large park and children's library. Tel.: Oxford 65409.

Ambleside House Montessori Nursery, for 2–5- year-olds; 9 a.m.–3 p.m., term-time only; French and Spanish spoken; 3 minutes from the John Radcliffe Hospital. For details, contact Mrs Mariana Cassidy, Ambleside House, 11 Ambleside Drive, Oxford OX3 0AG. Tel.: Oxford 741033.

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

Latin American lexicographers (freelance): OUP is looking for freelance lexicographers to work on a new bilingual dictionary project. Applicants should be native speakers of Latin American Spanish with a good knowledge of Castilian Spanish and of English. A university or equivalent degree in languages, experience of language teaching and translation, and a strong interest in bilingual dictionaries, are also required. Apply in writing, enclosing a full c.v., to: Judith Willis, ELT Dictionaries Department Oxford University Press, Walton Street, Oxford OX2 6DP.

Caretaker/chef: post available 1 April (no joke). Two-bed cottage. Previous services experience an advantage. Applications to the Administrative Officer, OUOTC, Manor Road, Oxford OX1 3UQ. Tel.: Oxford 242488.

Employment Sought

Graduate has following skills: research, legal, administrative, artistic, sewing, literary, dramatic, culinary, domestic. . .plus common sense, energy, humour, and inspiration. Excellent references. Transport. Anything reasonable considered. Tel.: Oxford 204916.

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Houses to Let

Comfortable house to let in Warnborough Road, Oxford. Available for four full months (Sept.–Dec.). Would suit visiting academic. For enquiries telephone Professor and Mrs Cohen. Tel.: Oxford 514606.

Light, sunny, 2-bedroom (1 double, 1 single) flat available, central North Oxford, St Margaret's Road area. Large living-room with telephone, kitchen with washing-machine, bathroom with shower; electric off-peak c.h. Available 10 Mar.–31 May, and also 1 Sept. for 1 year. £550 p.c.m. inc. electricity. Tel.: Oxford (2)74872 or (2)79017.

Detached large North Oxford house—central North Oxford, near University Parks. Available July, Aug., Sept. Seven bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and shower, 3 living-rooms, etc.; large garden; fully equipped for academic home. Suit sabbatical family; fax, bicycles, and all mod. cons. £1,000 p.c.m. Tel.: Oxford 58743.

Converted 16th-c. dairy in centre of pretty village (Church Hanborough), 7 miles from Oxford: 4 bedrooms, study, utility room with washer/drier, gas c.h. plus wood-burning stove; walled garden; parking; fully furnished; on bus service, near Cotswold rail line. Tel.: 01993 882065 or Oxford 310000 (Mrs Hurst).

Desirable furnished mill house cottage to let, in pleasant village near Woodstock; bathroom, 2 bedrooms, large sitting- room, well-equipped kitchen, garden, garage. £500 p.m. Available end of Feb. Tel.: 01993 811351.

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:; also 27 St Clement's, Oxford OX4 1DJ (tel.: 200012, fax: 20844, e-mail:; Internet site:

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Flats to Let

North Oxford : fully-furnished, well-appointed, first-floor 1-bedroom flat, with gas c.h.; comfortable, well-equipped kitchen, living-room, small study, bathroom (bath, shower), utility space with 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 mid-Feb. £575 p.c.m. Tel.: Oxford 514340.

Central Woodstock (available Mar.), in 18th-c. building in conservation area: first floor—landing, kitchen, sitting-room, dining-room; second floor—bathroom, 2 bedrooms. Luxuriously furnished, c.h., private phone, etc. £600 p.c.m. Tel.: 01993 811488.

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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.

Accommodation Sought

Apartment sought, 2 bedrooms, furnished, mid- June–early Aug. for American professor, 2 well-behaved children (7 and 3) and grandmother. Jane Winn, SMU School of Law, Dallas, Texas 75275. Tel.: 001 214 768 2583, fax: 001 214 768 4330, e-mail:

Visiting professor and family (4 people) seek furnished house from 18 Mar. to 15 Apr. Please contact (a) A. Watts or (b) P. Yeagle. (a) Tel.: Oxford (2)75268, fax: (2)75234; (b) e- mail:

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:; also 27 St Clement's, Oxford OX4 1DJ (tel.: 200012, fax: 20844, e-mail:; Internet site:

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Accommodation Exchange

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.

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Holiday Lets

South-west France: comfortable village house in small ancient village, Herault, near Bezier; close to shopping and to lake, mountains, river, and sea; 3 bedrooms, small garden and large terrace, kitchen, bathroom, grenier, and cave. £200 p.c.m. Not available during summer. Tel.: 0171-927 2079.

Lot-Dordogne border: chambres d'hôtes(very reasonable rates) with our French friends in a picturesque hamlet a few kilometres from Souillac. Quiet countryside away from the tourist rush but with easy access to a wide range of facilities and interesting sites. Tel.: 00 33 65 37 60 24, or Oxford 57242.

Italy, outskirts Verona (frequent buses to city centre): apartment for two people in fine fifteenth-century villa in large garden; large bed-sitting room, kitchen/dining-room, bathroom; separate entrance; parking; garden area reserved for guests. £250 p.w., inc. all services and weekly cleaning. Available from May. Tel. for further information (Moore): 01844 238247; or owner, Contessa da Sacco: 00 45 526499.

Tarn-et-Garonne: lovely old stone house, many original features, fully modernised, situated in small, friendly village with shops and post office. Sleeps 6/8. Within easy reach of Albi, Cordes, Najac, Villefranche-de-Rouergue. Walking, canoeing, riding, butterflies, birds, and beautiful countryside. £200–£475 p.w. (not Aug.). Tel. for details and photographs: Oxford 515311.

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; large lake for sailing, wind- surfing, etc., close by; wonderful walking country. Winter lets too; skiing an hour away; usually warm by day, c.h./log fires by night. Tranquil and idyllic for sabbatical. Priced for 2–6. Tel.: 01608 684700.

Port Charlotte, Florida: luxury 3-bedroom dream home with heated swimming pool; fabulous beaches—a paradise mostly unknown to usual tourists. Rentals from £450 p.w. Contact soon to avoid disappointment. Tel.: Oxford 66344.

Languedoc: crumbling village mansion; 11 bedrooms, nightmare beds, 2 acres rampant gardens, swimming pool, bikes, ping- pong, boules, in vast secluded courtyard. Mediterranean 25 minutes, lake 7 minutes, canoeing rivers 20 minutes. Reasonable facilities, risible rates. Tel.: Oxford 511065 or 512470.

Offa's Dyke runs past the front door of this detached stone cottage set in the peaceful Border village of Gladestry, 9 miles north of Hay-on-Wye; sleeps 5; log fire. An excellent area for walkers. Available for holiday lets, inc. weekend breaks. Tel.: Oxford 248164.

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House for Sale

Summertown, in sought-after side road, half-mile north of shops: detached house, built 1929; 4 bedrooms, 2/3 reception, gas c.h., garage, west-facing garden. £230,000 freehold. Chancellors. Tel.: Oxford 516161. n

Flat for Sale

La Plagne Centre, Savoie: 3-room furnished flat, sleeps 6; large south-facing balcony, panoramic view; skiing starts at door; satellite dish. Offers in the region of £85,000. Tel. for details: 0171-221 3676.

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