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Ashmolean Museum Shop: Sale

Sale of greetings cards, posters, and books, from Tue., 18 June. The shop now stocks a wide range of newly-commissioned items for all ages and interests. Open Tue.–Sat., 10 a.m.–4 p.m., Sun. 2–4 p.m.; the Museum Café is open daily.

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:


Exhibition of a Final Flowering of the Modern British Etching Tradition. All the etchings of R.T. Cowern, RA, RE, together with selections of works by his teachers and fellow students at the Royal College of Art 1930--40. Fully illustrated catalogue available at the exhibition, special price £15. At the Stables Gallery, Green College, Woodstock Road, 24 June--6 July; open daily, inc. Sun., 10.30 a.m.--6 p.m.

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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.

Social Science research and computing assistance offered. Experienced researcher offers to do those things you can't or won't do, or haven't time to do or learn: literature searches and preparation of bibliographies; practical advice on software to collect, analyse, and report research data; design databases and link MS Office applications to streamline procedures; check and clean datasets; qualitative and quantitative analysis. No job too small—no overheads—reasonable rates—c.v. and references available. D. Hermans. Tel.: Oxford (2)79280.

Separating or divorcing. Family mediation by trained lawyer-mediators can help you negotiate agreements together about your children, finances, and property. Faulkners, Solicitors, 42 Westgate, Oxford. Tel.: Oxford 724977.

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.

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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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Situations Vacant

Department of Statistics: Computing Officer. The salary for this academic-related post will be within the range £14,317–£21,519 per annum. The appointment will be for one year, starting as soon as possible after 1 August. The purpose is to improve the quality of the computing service available to members of the department, in terms of hardware, software, and computing assistance with research projects. Some experience of either PC-based or Unix systems is essential. Experience with statistical packages would be an advantage. Applications, including a c.v. and the names and addresses of two referees, should be sent by the closing date of 25 July to the Administrator, Department of Statistics, 1 South Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3TG, from whom further particulars may be obtained. Tel.: Oxford (2)72869.

Department of Pharmacology: the OPTIMA Project requires assistance in the preparation of medical data, for six months, full-time. Candidates should be familiar with Excel and Word (IBM PC software). Salary on RS1B scale (£14,317--£18,294). Enquiries to Lin Barnetson. Tel.: Oxford 224356, e-mail:

Bradfield College: required from 1 Aug., a Librarian (full- or part-time) to manage the new School Library. Applications with c.v. and the names of two referees should be sent by 5 July to the Head Master, Bradfield College, Reading, Berks. RG7 6AR, from whom further details may be obtained. Tel.: 01734 744203.

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Houses to Let

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.

To let for 6 months, 1 Oct.--31 Mar., 4/5-bedroom house in Chalfont Road; well-equipped, inc. piano and canoe. Tel.: Oxford 54916.

To let from Feb. 1997, newly refurbished furnished house in Oxford; 3 bedrooms, study, lounge, and kitchen with usual appliances. Close to main hospitals and city centre 10 minutes away. Pleasant, quiet location. £700 p.m. Tel.: Oxford 288147.

Osney, west Oxford: light and spacious Victorian terrace 2-bedroom furnished house with garden, in attractive area near river, available to let to non-smoking professional person from early Oct. for 3 months. Rent negotiable. Tel.: Oxford 728491 (evenings).

Modern 3-bedroom house (or 2-bed plus study); lounge-diner, garage, gas c.h.; pleasant situation in Botley, on bus route; 15 minutes by bicycle to town centre; fully furnished; well-equipped kitchen; small and pretty garden. Non-smokers preferred. £590 p.c.m. Available from 1 Sept. Tel.: Oxford 862816.

18th-c. cottage facing village green, 10 miles from Oxford; fully furnished; 4 bedrooms, 2 living-rooms (1 with piano), large living kitchen with Aga. £900 p.c.m. inc. cleaner and gardener. Mrs Paynton. Tel.: 01993 891269, fax: Oxford 375079.

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.

Thatched cottage in small village half-mile from Thames and 10 miles from Oxford; 3 double bedrooms, oak beams throughout, large fireplaces, antiques, etc.; conservatory; garden. Suitable for caring family. Tel.: 0171-625 1219.

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.

Witney, 12 miles Oxford: sunny 2-double-bedroom cottage, all facilities, close to town centre. Secluded garden. Suit professional couple. To let mid-Oct. (negotiable)–May, £450 p.m. Tel.: 01993 703957.

Summertown, North Oxford: attractive 2-bedroom Victorian terrace cottage; would suit single/couple, academic/professional; regret no pets. Available from Aug. for the coming year. £675 p.m. plus bills. Tel.: 01855 58325/Oxford 512636, e-mail:

Wolvercote, Oxford: immaculate 2/3-bedroom semi-detached house; c.h., bathroom and en-suite shower; fully furnished; pleasant garden front and back; quiet area; private parking; immediate access to Port Meadow; regular bus service to the centre (15 minutes). No pets. Long lease preferred. £640 p.c.m., from end of July. Mrs Beeche. Tel.: Oxford 56017.

Central North Oxford: house available 10 Jan.; walk to colleges, train and bus stations; near Port Meadow; c.h., recently redecorated; 3 desks, filing cabinets, several large closets; secluded garden, garden furniture, terrace; 3 bedrooms, 1½ bathrooms; washing-machine, drier, telephone, linen, dishes, 2 bicycles. Suitable for visiting academics. £870 p.m. Contact (i) J. Mackrell, Oxford; (ii) A. Gaston, Canada. (i) Tel.: Oxford 775567 (evenings); (ii) tel.: 613 745 1368, fax: 613 745 0299.

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.

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Flats to Let

Fully-furnished modern flat, 10 minutes' walk from city centre; double bedroom, sitting-room, kitchen, bathroom, private parking. £550 p.c.m. (slightly more for short let). Mrs Paynton. Tel.: 01993 891269, fax: Oxford 375079.

Headington: very pleasant well-furnished large 2-bedroom flat, close to hospitals and amenities with all services and off-street parking. Available from July/Aug. Academics and professionals only. £595 p.c.m. Tel.: Oxford 68504.

East Oxon. village: 2 apartments in large period former rectory. On first floor an extremely spacious 2-bedroom apartment, newly redecorated, suit quiet single professional person seeking an older style property with character and charm in a pretty village location. Top floor, studio apartment with beautiful open views. Tel.: Oxford 200012.

Luxury apartments available from £600 p.c.m. to £1,000 p.c.m., long/short lets. Gloucester Green, North Oxford, etc. Premier. Tel.: Oxford 792299, fax: 798087.

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.

Central North Oxford: two 2-bedroom apartments with high standard of comfort and security available in a spacious conversion of a Victorian house at the heart of the University centre; best suited to professional, mature, and visiting academics; c.h., entry-phone, car park. £675 and £720 p.m. Available from June and July. Tel.: Oxford 516144.

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Summer Lets

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.

To let, Wolsey Road, semi-detached house; kitchen, living-room, 3 bedrooms, bathroom; courtyard at back; space for car; washing- machine, TV, video. Available now until 30 Sept. Tel. (Nadia Cannata): 00 39 6 8080711, or 01734 316502 (F. Medioli).

North Oxford (Summertown): 3-bedroom house in quiet residential street, 5 minutes from shops and bus into city centre; fully furnished with partly antique furniture and all modern conveniences. Children welcome, cat available. Garden and off-street parking. Available 20 July--3 Sept., for whole or part of that time. Dr Gunter Schütz. Tel.: Oxford 54997, e-mail:

Staunton Road, Headington: substantial detached family house to let for 3 months, between July and Sept. Located in a quiet, sought-after area of Headington (2 minutes' walk from JR Hospital); fully furnished and all mod. cons. £1,000 p.m. plus bills. One month's deposit required in advance. Mr and Mrs Blain, 48 Staunton Road, Headington, Oxford OX3 7TP. Tel.: Oxford 61559.

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Accommodation Sought

Canadian academic couple seek 3-bedroom house for long-term rental, up to £700 p.c.m., preferably in Oxford or village within 5 miles of North Oxford. Garden, washing-machine, c.h., parking required. Unfurnished, quiet and spacious preferred. Sept./Oct. start. Lionel Smith. Fax: +1 403 492 492, e-mail:

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.

d'Overbroeck's is now looking for more good family and self-catering accommodation in North Oxford for A-level students from Sept. We need to arrange accommodation for our existing students before the end of June and are particularly interested in self- catering rooms or flatlets within private houses which may be available from Sept. Rents are paid through the college. 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. n

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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. Lady Rashleigh. Tel.: 01726 815 432.

Cambridge, Massachusetts: spacious duplex in quiet neighbourhood, with splendid views of Boston skyline; large private terrace; walking distance from Harvard, Boston University, and MIT. Available July, $250 p.w. Tel.: Oxford (2)76936.

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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