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Keston Institute: anniversary thanksgiving service

Keston Institute will celebrate its twenty-fifth anniversary with a thanksgiving service at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 7 March, in the University Church of St Mary the Virgin. Canon Michael Bourdeaux will lead the service and the speaker will be Canon Barney Milligan, former Anglican representative at the European institutions in Strasbourg, who will share his vision of the future for Europe East and West. Refreshments will be served afterwards in the Old Library. Enquiries: Keston Institute, 4 Park Town, Oxford OX2 6SH. Tel.: Oxford 311022.

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Exhibition

Humbug. Do you abhor W.E. Gladstone (Ch.Ch. 1828)? Did you vote for Gathorne Hardy? Does your scout excise all mention of him from your Morning Post? If so come to Sanders of Oxford, 104 High Street, and see Tom Merry's caricatures comparing the ranting of that `D***d Old Man' with the sober actions of Lord Salisbury (Lord R. Cecil Ch.Ch. 1847, All Souls), Lord R. Churchill (Merton 1868) and their friends. Open daily 10 a.m.--6 p.m., Sun. 11 a.m.--4 p.m. Exhibition closes Mon. 11 Mar. Catalogue on request. Tel.: Oxford 242590.

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Services Offered

Proof-reading service offered by experienced Mac-based copy-editor. Thorough checking for style, grammar, punctuation, and consistency. £10 per 1,000 words. Also fast, accurate typing service on Apple Macintosh. £3 per 1,000 words. Kate Taylor. Tel./fax: 0181-994 6313.

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

Interior furnishing: curtain makers and traditional upholsterers. Upholstery tools and accessories, braids and trimmings, fitted and Oriental carpets. Wallpaper. A complete interior design service is available. Furniture restoration and chair repairs. Tailored loose covers. Wall panelling, bookcases and individual joinery designed and made. Quality interior and exterior decorating service; `no hassle' building work. Please enquire for further details. Braziers of Oxford—established at 57 High Street, Oxford, since 1896. 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 competitive rates. Contact Dr Charles McCreery. Tassano & Co., 118 Banbury Road, Oxford. 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.

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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Situations Vacant

Lexicography---American English. OUP is seeking speakers of American English for freelance work on a dictionary project for learners of English. Applicants should have a degree in languages, experience of teaching EFL/ESL, and an interest in monolingual dictionaries. Closing date: two weeks after the appearance of this advertisement. Write with c.v. to Vicky Culling, ELT Dictionaries. Oxford University Press, Walton Street, Oxford OX2 6DP.

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Employment Sought

Educated lady seeks work as companion or night-assistant. Excellent references. Tel.: Oxford 516155.

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Houses to Let

Very peaceful, rural but accessible (Oxford 20 minutes) detached pretty 2-bedroom Cotswold stone cottage on ancient manor farm; insulation; c.h.; log fire; telephone; furnished/unfurnished; garage; garden; tennis; local pub; wonderful views and walks. Six months min. Tel.: 01993 822152.

Terrace house in east Oxford, available mid-Mar.--July; fully furnished and equipped; 2 bedrooms, study, bathroom, living/dining- room, kitchen. £500 p.c.m. Tel.: Oxford (2)77375, e-mail: batty@vax.ox.ac.uk.

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.

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.

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

Basement flat in north central Oxford: large and light bed-sitting room, kitchen–dining-room and bathroom, in family home; own entrance and telephone; non-smokers preferred; possibility of evening child-sitting to set against rent. Available end of Feb., rent £350 p.c.m. for one person (inc. heating and hot water). Tel.: Oxford 57932 (evenings and weekends).

Wytham Abbey, Oxford: spacious 3-bedroom apartment on 2 floors, part of grade 1 manor house situated 3 miles from city centre and set in 3,000 acres of park and woodland. Fully equipped and luxuriously appointed. Available July. Tel.: Oxford 247200, fax: 724762.

Attractive new well-furnished first-floor flat off Abingdon Road, 3¼ miles Carfax; double bedroom, kitchen, bathroom, sitting-room with balcony and rural views, attic study/spare bedroom. £575 p.c.m. Tel.: Oxford 510950, e-mail: pavelin@aladdin.co.uk.

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. Ten minutes' walk from city centre. Regret no children or pets. Reasonable rent. Tel.: Oxford 52400.

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.

Headington, available May: newly converted 1- bedroom flat; quiet location, private road; fully furnished; large double bedroom, en-suite shower-room, sitting-room, kitchen; c.h.; parking facility. Professionals only. £490 p.c.m., inc. of water rates. Tel.: Oxford 68504.

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Summer Let

Live in comfort near the Thames only 5 minutes from the city centre: 4-bedroom Victorian house, attractive, modernised; bathroom with w.c., bidet and sunken bath, shower-room and w.c., large split-level living-room, well-equipped kitchen, c.h. Price negotiable. Available 20 July--4 Sept. Single bedsit available before and after these dates. Tel.: Oxford 725193.

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Accommodation Sought

d'Overbroeck's is always looking for more good family and self- catering accommodation in North Oxford for A-level students. Our academic year runs from Sept. to the end of June and we would be particularly interested to hear of any self-contained flatlets within family houses which might become available for students to share. Rents are paid through the college. If you think you can help or would like more information, please telephone. Tel.: Oxford 310000.

Visiting scholar and family seek 3--4-bedroom house in/near Oxford for 12-month rental starting 1 Sept. Garden and proximity to primary school preferred. Tel.: Oxford 274484, fax: 58680.

Australian family requires accommodation from 21/22 June for 4 weeks while working at the Radcliffe Infirmary. Preferably 3 bedrooms (to sleep 5) house or flat. We will take good care. Tel.: 61 58 213887, fax: 61 58 311075, e-mail: fisherla@sheppnews.com.au.

Visiting fellow, single, seeks flat/house-sit or modest rent for Trinity Term (15 Apr.--15 June). Alternatively, single accommodation for 4 nights a week. Experienced house-sitter, Oxford references. Tel.: Oxford 58414 (evenings) or 01703 553303 (weekends).

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.

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.

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.

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.

from 152)] 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.

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Holiday Lets

Dordogne: restored 13th-c. house available for holiday rental 1 May--13 July, 31 Aug.--7 Sept., and 21 Sept.--31 Oct. Tel.: Oxford 773003.

Holiday companion/s sought during Apr. or the second half of Aug. and the beginning of Sept. for rail/car holiday in Spain, France, Austria, Greece, or elsewhere in Europe. Tel.: Oxford 723502. n

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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.

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.

Torehill Cottage: comfortable and quiet country cottage on the edge of Abernethy Forest in Cairngorm foothills, available to colleagues and academics; sleeps 5, and well-suited to family use, seclusion for writing, etc. £160 p.w. (reduced out of season). Tel. for details and dates available: Oxford 68925.

House 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.

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