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St John's College

Memorial Inscriptions in St John's College, Oxford. 1996. Edited by Reginald H. Adams with an introduction by Sir Howard Colvin. 100 pages inc. 16 photographs. ISBN 0 904107 18 3. Soft-back edition at £6. Also in hard cover issued to members of the Oxford Historical Society as New Series Vol. XXXV.

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Oxford University Museum Shop

Bored with the school holidays? Not after a visit to the Oxford University Museum of Natural History. Our shop sells activity kits for all ages and abilities (why not make a life-sized osprey?), books to help identify sea- shells, fossils, minerals, etc., a nature photographer's handbook, guides to scientific trails around Oxford, and lots of other gifts and toys. Until 31 Aug., a 10 per cent discount is offered on purchases over £5 on presentation of this copy. The Museum is open Mon.–Sat. (inc. Bank Holiday Monday), 12 noon–5 p.m.; admission free.

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Bodleian Shop

When did you last visit the Bodleian shop? The best-selling items at the moment are: the Bodleian document bag in smart black canvas, the Relativity mouse mat, also in black, and a mug bearing Edward Lear's portrait of his cat, Foss. The shop is open Mon.–Fri., 9 a.m.–6 p.m., Sat. 9 a.m.–12.30 p.m. See the Bodleian's Shopping Arcade on the Internet:

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Tuition Offered

Classes in traditional English watercolours with tutor Rebecca Hind. Summer Schools in July at Little Wittenham Nature Reserve. Weekly part-time classes from Sept. Tel.: Oxford 340633 for brochure.

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Services Offered

Furniture: individual pieces and fitted furniture designed and made by Richard Kay and Piers Roberts from local workshops. From tables, chairs, cabinets, desks, to fitted bedrooms, kitchens, studies. For the home, office, or garden. Tel.: 01844 238112.

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.

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, Great Clarendon Street, Oxford. Tel.: Oxford 514691, fax: 514010.

Restoration and conservation of antique furniture by John Hulme. Twenty-five years' experience. All aspects of repair, carcass-work, veneer, inlay, polishing, stain removal, upholstery, cane/rush seating. Furniture- making and copying. Collection and delivery. 11a High Street, Chipping Norton. Tel./fax: 01608 641692.

Tax advice and accountancy. We specialise in assisting professionals and small businesses 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.

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Domestic Services

Paris: accommodation offered in return for after-school child care, from Sept. for at least one school year. French family living in Oxford and returning to Paris seeks nanny for after-school child care for 2 children (4 and 6); accommodation is a pleasant self-contained studio in a quiet area in the centre of Paris (13th arrondissement). Ideal for students wanting to study French in Paris for one year or more. Sylvie Glaser. Tel.: Oxford 54098 (evenings and weekends), or 281322 (working days).

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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Volunteer needed to coach basketball

Oxford University Women's Basketball Club is currently seeking a coach for the coming (1996–7) academic year. The season encompasses both the Michaelmas and Hilary Terms. Contact Michelle Teo, Queen's College, Oxford OX1 4AW. E-mail:

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Situations Vacant

Part-time archivist, St Hilda's College: a qualified archivist is required, one day p.w., from Oct., to administer and promote the college archives. During the first year of the appointment, there is additional funding available to complete work on the college's financial records. Salary £12,989, pro rata (under review). Closing date: 10 Aug. To apply, send a c.v., with the names of 2 referees, to Maria Croghan, the Librarian, St Hilda's College, Oxford OX4 1DY. For further details, tel.: Oxford (2)76848.

The Centre for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, Oxford, seeks to recruit an experienced PA/Secretary to provide administrative and secretarial support for the Principal. Applicants should have attained a good standard of education, and have proven organisational and administrative ability and excellent word-processing and database skills. Extensive knowledge of Apple Mac computers is essential, and experience of Claris and Adobe applications would be an advantage. The successful candidate will be able to maintain confidentiality and work when necessary without direct supervision. Salary according to experience and qualifications in the range £10,000–£11,000 p.a. for a 22.5-hour week (mornings only). 38 days' annual holiday, inc. of public holidays and the 5 days between Christmas and New Year. Applications in writing by 1 August, with a c.v. and names and addresses of two referees. Job description available from the Principal. CMRS, St Michael's Hall, Shoe Lane, Oxford OX1 2DP.

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Houses to Let

18th-c. thatched cottage, in village 8 miles from Oxford and close to Thames. 3 double bedrooms, 2 reception, conservatory, modern kitchen, c.h., garden. Oak beams and open fires. Available for long or short lets. Tel.: 0171-625 1219.

Iffley: house available for min. of 6-month let; 2 bedrooms, fully furnished, c.h.; 1-year-old house with garden and off-street parking. Secluded, quiet close. City centre 2 miles. Suitable for professional couple. Tel.: Oxford 361494.

Two-bedroom town house in North Oxford, close to ring-road, Cutteslowe Park, and Summertown shops. New fitted kitchen with dish-washer, washing-machine, fridge-freezer, and walk-in pantry. Night storage c.h. Secluded small garden, quiet residential cul-de-sac. Garage. Excellent decorative order throughout. £600 p.c.m. Tel.: Oxford 514049 (evenings), e-mail:

Dormer bungalow to rent, £400 p.m., Dec., Jan., possibly Feb. Two bedrooms, study, 2 reception. End of Long Hanborough village overlooking fields. Close to railway station. Oxford 9 mins. Tel.: 01993 881743.

North Oxford : spacious city property in Northmoor Road with 3 bedrooms, study, 2 bathrooms, garage, gas c.h., and high-quality furnishings. Available now for min. of 1 year. £1,295 p.c.m. Mallams. Tel.: 01235 553064.

Shotover, 3 miles from Oxford centre: partly-furnished 5-bedroom house; bathroom, shower, 2 w.c.s, kitchen with Aga, dining- and living-rooms, c.h., d.g.; 1- acre garden; garage. To let from 15 Aug. £1,100 p.c.m. inc. garden upkeep. Tel.: Oxford 69800.

Fully-furnished period house overlooking village green near Woodstock; 4 bedrooms, 2 reception, very large kitchen with Aga; upright piano. Approx. 1 year from end of Sept. Mrs Paynton. Tel.: 01993 891269, fax: Oxford 375079, e-mail:

St Clement's, Oxford: charming 2-bedroom terrace house; furnished; gas c.h., washing-machine, secluded garden, etc.; 5-minute walk to University/city centre. Ideal for professional/academic couple or similar. Available from Sept. (negotiable). £675 p.c.m. Tel.: Oxford (2)71131 (day) or 246158 (evenings).

Central Oxford: recently renovated and fully furnished family house to let in Manor Road: 2 reception rooms, study, 4 bedrooms, kitchen, bathroom, cloakroom, small rear garden and off-street parking, within 5 minutes' walk of the Bodleian Library. Ideal for visitor to Oxford with family. Available Sept., £900 p.c.m. Tel.: Oxford (2)76356.

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 mid-Sept. Tel.: 01993 811351.

Two very peaceful old Cotswold stone cottages (Oxford 20 minutes) on ancient farm in Windrush Valley; wonderful views and walks; part furnished; 2 (1) bedrooms, study, c.h. washing-machine, insulation, log fire (stove), shed, garage, tennis. Six months min. £575 (£475) p.c.m. Tel.: 01993 822152.

House for rent for 9 months: 1 large living-room, 1 kitchen, 3 bedrooms (2 large, 1 smaller), 1 large bathroom; private parking lane; bus-stop nearby; two rail stations. House fully furnished, and enjoys much sun. Location: entrance of Bicester; immediate access to A34; 15 minutes to Oxford; 1 hour Heathrow/Birmingham. Tel.: 01869 325075.

Available from 1 Sept. for long let, delightful, furnished detached house in quiet cul-de-sac in North Oxford within easy reach of colleges and the city centre. Kitchen fully equipped, breakfast-room, lounge, dining-room, study; 3 double bedrooms, bathroom, separate shower-room, beautiful, mature rear garden; front garden and driveway with car-port and garage. Suit visiting academic family. £1,000 p.c.m. Tel./fax: Oxford 66404 (Pam Crane).

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.

Finders Keepers, winners of the UK Best Letting and Management award for the second consecutive year, are dedicated to making it easy for visitors to Oxford to select accommodation. Updated, detailed information on the Internet, priority reservation system, welcome food pack, personal service and much more—call us and you will not need to go elsewhere. Finders Keepers, 73 Banbury Road, Oxford OX2 6PE, and 27 St Clement's, Oxford OX4 1DJ. Banbury Road—tel.: Oxford 311011, fax: 556993, e-mail:; St Clement's—tel.: Oxford 200012, fax: 204844, e-mail:; WWW:

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Flats to Let

Self-contained studio flat in central Oxford, close to Worcester College; large bed-sitting room with integral kitchen and separate bathroom; superbly furnished and equipped. Available now for 1 year. Rent £470 p.c.m., inc. cleaning and laundry; only other outgoings are electricity and telephone. Until 3 Aug., tel. Mr Price: Oxford 52175; from 4 Aug., Mrs Lee: Oxford 511382.

Central North Oxford, near University Parks: spacious, comfortable flat, with garden and all appliances, available in Aug. Suitable for a family of 4. £220 p.w. Tel.: Oxford 515229.

Two-bed self-contained first-floor flat in Wootton, Abingdon, overlooking Boar's Hill and Foxcombe Woods. Garden and parking available. No smoking, pets, or children. £475 p.c.m. Tel.: 01235 535845.

Flat to rent, £560 p.m., plus council tax. Long let only. Fully furnished, quiet, self-contained, with balcony and private parking. Double bedroom, living- room, hall, kitchen, bathroom, c.h. Banbury Road, city centre half-mile. Tel.: Oxford 57600.

Central Headington: large self-contained fully-furnished 1-/2-bedroom flat, available now. £130 p.w. plus bills. Tel.: Oxford 60053 or 450171.

Self-contained furnished flat to let in country house 6 miles south-west of Oxford; sitting-room, double bedroom, kitchen etc., washing-machine, telephone. Free use of private squash court. Available now. £400 p.c.m. inc. hot water and c.h. Tel.: Oxford 390535.

North Oxford , near Cutteslowe Park, convenient buses: fully- furnished and equipped spacious modern ground-floor flat, available Oct. for up to one year (min. 3 months); 3 rooms, kitchen, and bathroom; garage. References required. £540 p.c.m. (reduction for single tenant) plus council tax and utilities. Tel.: Oxford 54256.

Summertown, near Squitchey Lane. Quiet, modern, furnished flat available late Sept. for all or part of the academic year. Suitable single person or couple. (Non-smokers only acceptable.) Bedroom, sitting-room, kitchen, bathroom, plus second w.c.; garage. £550 p.m. inc. gas and electricity. Tel.: Oxford 516302, fax: 513723.

Iffley Fields—to let from beginning of Oct.: pleasantly-furnished first-floor flat in quiet location overlooking fields, within a mile of Carfax; double bedroom, good size sitting-room, kitchen, bathroom, telephone. £520 p.c.m. inc. gas c.h., electricity, council tax, some cleaning, and licensed TV. Suit couple. Non-smokers only. Tel.: Oxford 246365.

Available 15 Sept.: self-contained newly- decorated studio flat in St Clement's; suit mature single person (non-smoker); washing- machine, microwave, TV/video, and own telephone. £475 p.c.m. inc. heating and hot water. Tel. and fax: Oxford 721052.

Upper Wolvercote: 2-bedroom flat in quiet position inside the ring- road; frequent bus-route; well- equipped fully-furnished first-floor flat with c.h., garage, etc.; would suit professional couple, non- smoking preferred. Available late July. £625 p.c.m. Rent negotiable for long-term let of 2–3 years. Tel.: Oxford 59802.

Modern, purpose-built, 2-bedroom flat in North Oxford, off Woodstock Road; in secluded private grounds with resident caretaker; well-furnished, new washing-machine, cooker, fridge-freezer; second bedroom adapted as study—will refit as bedroom if required. Suit visiting academic or professional couple. Available immediately for long or short let, £600 p.m. Chris Townsend. Tel.: Oxford 59835, or 0973 158812.

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Summer Let

Charming 1-bedroom flat with garden, fully furnished and equipped, situated off Iffley Road, 5 minutes from city centre, on bus route; suit couple or single person, non-smokers only. Available for up to 6 weeks from 22 July. £100 p.w., bills included. Call if interested in whole period or part. Tel.: Oxford 244787.

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Accommodation Offered

North Oxford : room to let in Victorian terrace house near the canal and Port Meadow. Must be a cat- lover/non-smoker. Vegetarian a bonus. Suit a male graduate or research worker. Rent £210–£230 p.c.m. plus bills. References and deposit required. Available from end of Sept./Oct. for approx. 6 months. Tel.: Oxford 513465.

Bed-and-breakfast available in the comfortable home of a semi- retired academic couple in leafy, exclusive central North Oxford. Within easy walking distance of all main university buildings, town centre, parks, river, excellent pubs and restaurants. All rooms have colour TV, tea- and coffee-making facilities, microwaves. Very moderate terms. Tel.: Oxford 57879.

Family accommodation—£200 p.w.: central North Oxford, from mid-Aug., 6–12 months, 3/4 of attractive Victorian house; well equipped; sleeps up to 6; 10 minutes' walk to city centre, 3 minutes' walk to Thames water meadows. Tel.: Oxford 59911.

Alternative medicine centre. Space available. Therapy and treatment rooms. Consulting and counselling rooms. Every facility. Very moderate rates. Central North Oxford. Tel. for further details: Oxford 54326 (9 a.m.–12 noon).

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Accommodation Sought

Visiting professor from University of Paris, with wife, 11-year-old daughter and 13-year-old son, requires accommodation in Oxford. Fully-furnished and equipped flat or house; 3 bedrooms. 1 Oct.–15 Dec. No pets. Fax: 33

Self-contained or shared accommodation, preferably in Jericho or central North Oxford, required by female senior postdoc from Spain, approx. 1 Sept. 1996–28 Feb. 1997. Contact A. Carpio, Mathematical Institute. Tel.: Oxford (2)70502.

Postdoctoral fellow family seek a house or flat (furnished or unfurnished), 1 Sept. 1996–1 July 1997. One very quiet child (11 years). Alexander Babkevich. Tel.: Oxford (2)72365, fax: (2)72400, e- mail:

One double bedroom furnished flat required by quiet, responsible, professional female. Contact Alison Felstead Tel.: Oxford (2)77025 (day), 778221 (evenings), or e-mail:

American engineering professor and wife seek 2-bedroom fully- equipped house or flat, 1 Oct. 1996–1 Apr. (possibly 1 July) 1997. Require ground- level entry (or lift) for wheelchair access, ground-floor w.c., and bedroom with separate walk-in shower. Off-street parking essential. Tel. or write: Dr H. Gascoigne, 1752 Royal Court, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405, USA. Tel.: 001 805 541 8170.

Pleasant, unfurnished 2-bedroom apartment required by quiet, mature female university graduate student with careful sense of responsibility. Ideally for long-term let. Situated in North Oxford or Summertown. Max. rent. £550 p.m. Tel.: Oxford (2)77491, e-mail:

Balliol family awaiting completion on new home need Oxford house or flat, 1 Sept.–31 Dec. Three young but well-behaved children. No pets. Excellent references. Good rent for the right property. Tel.: Oxford 515500.

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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Holiday Lets

Available for 6 months, Oct.–Mar., delightful, former gamekeeper's cottage on south Cornish coast near Fowey. Offering complete seclusion amid deep woodland with sea and coast within 500 yards. Fully furnished and well equipped. Ideal for writing/contemplation/retreat. £250 p.c.m. Tel.: 01726 815 432.

SE Tuscany: spacious converted granary set in Tuscan hamlet, 7 minutes from the birthplace of Michelangelo, Florence 2 hours by car; fully restored and very comfortable on 2 floors with private terrace overlooking chestnut forests and rolling hills; 3 double bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, large sitting-room with beautiful views, well-equipped kitchen/diner. Sleeps 6–8. £400–£600 p.w. Car/driver/guide available. Smaller self-contained cottages available nearby if overflow accommodation is required. Jenny Frears. Tel. or fax: 00 39 575 793762.

Snowdonia: 2 miles up a secluded valley beneath Cnicht (2,600 ft). Traditional farmhouse with 3 double bedrooms, 1 single bedroom; newly decorated and furnished with antiques, Laura Ashley, etc.; farmhouse kitchen with oil-fired range providing c.h. and cooking facilities; microwave, freezer, fridge, washing machine, tumble-drier; sitting- room with inglenook fireplace, CD player; dining-room. Oil and electricity included. Large garden and patio. Beautiful walks beside stream up the valley, up Cnicht or to hamlet of Croesor. Pictures on: Send A5 SAE for brochure to Dr R.W.Moss, 28 St Vincents Place, Meads, Eastbourne, E.Sussex BN20 7QW. Tel: 0973 226381, e-mail:

Greece: charming independent houses to let on the beautiful island of Skopelos from £60 per person p.w. Tel.: 00 30 424 22947, fax: 00 30 424 23057.

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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Flats for Sale

Modern purpose-built first-floor flat in Jericho, 10 minutes' walk to city centre, bus/train stations; entry-phone security, own front door entered from enclosed communal garden; bed-sitting room, bathroom, kitchen, storage room with access to loft, ground-floor lock-up. Gas c.h. Immaculate condition. £58,500. Tel. (day): Oxford (2)75109.

Spacious flat in central, historic Florence: 4 bedrooms, living- room, dining-room, breakfast- room/kitchen, full bathroom, shower-room with second w.c. Thorough recent overhaul: new roof, outer walls all repointed, medieval plumbing entirely replaced, parquet flooring, d.g. street-side windows; the rest look onto quiet inner courtyards. Top flat means beautifully light, with epic views onto Palazzo Vecchio and over Arno to Belvedere. Available from Sept. Offers over £240,000. Walsh. Tel.: 00 39 55 23 44 864, or Oxford 59328.

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Flat for sale or to let

Luxurious, modern 2-bedroom flat in east Oxford: all mod. cons., fitted kitchen, carpet, curtains; off-street parking; communal gardens. Available mid-Sept. £69,500. Tel./fax: Oxford 723281.

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Property sought for purchase

Edwardian/Victorian property required in Oxford by purchaser able to proceed quickly. North Oxford or Headington location, 3/4 bedrooms, 2 reception rooms, garden, garage preferred. Value up to £140,000. Tel.: Oxford 512415 (evenings and weekends).

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