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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: http://www.bodley.ox.ac.uk/arcade/.

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Concerts

The Oxford University Philharmonia will perform the following at 8 p.m. on Thur., 6 June, in the Sheldonian Theatre: Dvorák, Symphony no. 8; Vaughan Williams, Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis; Copland, Fanfare for the Common Man; Woollfenden, Suite Français. Tickets £7 (£4), from Blackwell's Music Shop.

The Soules Harmony—Rodrigo del Pozo (tenor), Geoffrey Baker (recorder), Reiko Ichese (viol), and Christopher Morrongiello (lute): `La Capilla Espana: Iberian and Italian cross- currents in the Renaissance', at 3.30 p.m. on Sunday, 2 June, in St Giles' Church, St Giles', Oxford. Tickets £6 (concessions £4, children £2), from Blackwell's Music Shop or at the door.

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Music Faculty Library: Booksale

The Music Faculty Library will be holding a sale of books, music scores, and LP recordings, on Tue., 11 June, 2.30–5 p.m., in the Committee Room, the Music Faculty. The items on sale will consist largely of `weeded' library stock, and of gifts of stock which the library does not require. For further information contact the Librarian (John Wagstaff): Oxford (2)76146, e-mail: libmus@vax.

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Tuition Offered

The Alexander Technique. Jan Steele, BA, and Janet Sherbourne, MA. Members of the Society of Teachers of the Alexander Technique. Phone for free fact-sheet and brochure. A number of concessionary places for students, etc., are available. Tel.: Oxford 770272.

Services Offered

Frederick & Sudabeh Hine, private dealers in oriental rugs, runners, and kelims. We keep only handmade articles in traditional designs from Iran, Turkey, and Afghanistan, and, although at warehouse prices, all pieces stocked are of value. Also we have medium and fine grade oriental carpets in sizes to suit not only domestic dwellings but also large institutional and commercial buildings. Business hours: 10 a.m.–6 p.m., Mon.–Sat. Old Squash Court, 16 Linton Road, North Oxford. Tel./fax: Oxford 59396.

Jim Crockatt offers you a range of fitted or free- standing bookcases which are elegant in design, robust in construction, decorative in paint, or resplendent in wood—and economical in price. For enquiries, tel.: 01734 744728.

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.

Finders Keepers à La Carte—a new concept: a selection of services available to tenants of Finders Keepers rental properties, designed to enhance comfort, convenience, and enjoyment whilst renting Finders Keepers' properties. Call us for your menu. 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.: Oxford 200012, fax: 204844, e- mail: stclements@finders.co.uk).

Furniture: individual pieces and fitted furniture designed and made by Piers Roberts from workshops in Thame. From tables, chairs, cabinets, desks to fitted bedrooms, kitchens, studies. For the home, office, or garden. Tel.: 01844 218929 or 201325.

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 Oxford 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 student wanting to study French in Paris for one year or more. Sylvie Glaser. Tel.: Oxford 54098 (evenings and weekends), or 281322 (working days).

Housekeeper, part-time, Park Town, June: min. of 4 mornings and 2 afternoons/early evenings per week plus more at times. Flexibility useful. Job includes kids' care (8 and 11 years), driving, cook a bit, shop, clean, etc. Tel.: Oxford 515292.

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

Quiet, converted barn to let for 1 or 2 years, on edge of village 10 miles east of Oxford; 1 double bedroom, large living area, gallery, kitchen, bathroom, garage; gas c.h.; washing- machine. References please. Suit visiting scholar. Available early July. Tel.: 01844 279202 (evenings).

Peaceful but accessible (Oxford 20 minutes) small furnished 2- bedroom Cotswold stone terrace cottage on edge of Witney; gas c.h. Available mid-Sept.–July to careful tenant. £400 p.c.m. Tel.: 01993 704250 (evenings).

Delightful south Oxford house, close city centre, available 1 June onwards; 2 bedrooms, sitting-room, dining- room/kitchen, pretty garden; fully furnished, heated, and equipped. Ideal careful academic couple. Six months or more preferred but shorter summer lets considered. £620 p.c.m., exc. bills. Tel.: 01993 813569 (evenings).

Headington Quarry: well-furnished detached house in peaceful position near bus route; master bedroom (en-suite), 2 other bedrooms and bathroom, living/dining-room, study, breakfast-room, kitchen, utility room, double garage. Non-smokers only. No pets. Min. let 6 months, renewable. £750 p.c.m. plus bills. Tel.: Oxford 741197 (after 6 p.m.).

Beautifully modernised house to let, east Oxford, 9 months from around 19 Aug.; 2 double bedrooms, 2 studies, sitting- room, dining-room, 1½ bathrooms; c.h; washing-machine; dish- washer; 20 minutes' walk from Bodleian; walled garden. £850 p.m. Tel.: Oxford 242966 (not 9–16 June).

North Oxford : 3-bedroom detached house in secluded drive; washing- machine, drier, garage, maintained garden backing onto playing fields; convenient for shops and schools. Available 1 Sept.–30 June. Suitable for visiting academics. £900 p.c.m. Tel.: Oxford 722630.

Very peaceful, sunny, detached Cotswold stone cottage (Oxford 20 minutes) on ancient farm in Windrush Valley; wonderful views and walks; furnished/unfurnished; 2 bedrooms, study, oil-fired c.h., insulation, log stove, shed, garage, tennis. Six months min. £600 p.c.m. Tel.: 01993 822152.

Luxurious and light accommodation in central North Oxford near Port Meadow; convenient for University, schools, shops; 3 bedrooms (2 double, 1 single), sitting-room, dining-room, kitchen, 2 bathrooms (inc. separate shower), balcony, own paved garden; beautifully decorated and just refurbished with new fittings and carpets; gas c.h., washing-machine, drier, dish-washer, 2 telephones, TV points. Available from Sept. Tel.: Oxford 59614.

Our 4-bedroom semi-detached house is available to let for 1 year from July. In excellent condition throughout with all mod. cons.; fully furnished; secluded garden; situated conveniently for universities and hospitals. £825 p.c.m. Tel.: Oxford 240017.

Old Headington: charming wisteria-covered early Victorian cottage; furnished with antiques; 2 bedrooms, 2 sitting- rooms (or third bedroom), conservatory style kitchen/dining-room; modern bathroom; 90-ft rear garden with fishpond, summerhouse, and purpose-built barbecue; 5 minutes' walk to the John Radcliffe. Available from second week in Aug. for any period up to 1 year. Rent in region of £795 p.m. Tel.: Oxford 310674 (evenings); if no reply, 52698; e-mail: vessey@molbiol.ox.ac.uk.

Holton: unfurnished house to let; fitted kitchen, 3 reception rooms, 5 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, curtains, fitted carpets, garden, double garage. £1,500 p.c.m. Mrs Price. Tel.: Oxford 874095 (10 a.m.–5 p.m. weekdays).

Four-bedroom detached house, well furnished, North Oxford, cul-de-sac ending in Cutteslowe Park; large well-equipped kitchen, laundry/storage-room with washer/drier; 3 reception, 2 bath; lovely garden; wheelchair adapted; near buses. From late July, for one year initially. £1,100 p.c.m. Tel.: Oxford 515119.

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).

Charming cottage on edge of village approximately 12 miles north-west of Oxford. Double bedroom plus spare bedroom/study. Furnished and equipped to a very high standard, country antiques, washer/drier, c.h., beams, inglenook fire. Very private walled garden. Suit caring non-smoking couple. Available for short lets till mid-July and longer-term after mid-Aug. Tel.: 01608 684700.

Central North Oxford—Tackley Place: spacious and comfortable 5/6-bedroom Victorian house on 4 floors, with 2 bathrooms; fully furnished; conveniently located for city centre, colleges, hospitals, and schools—ideal for a visiting academic family. Available Aug. for 12 months. QB Management. Tel.: Oxford 64533, fax: 64777.

Central North Oxford: house available mid- July–end Dec.; close to schools, colleges, all faculties; comfortable family home on 3 floors; would suit visiting academic. £1,200 p.c.m. Tel./fax: Oxford 514606, e-mail: syrdn@warwick.ac.uk.

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Only the best is good enough for Finders Keepers' clients and tenants. We aim for 100 per cent in everything we do. We are an `Investor in People' and National Winners of the Best Letting and Management Company Award for the second consecutive year—call us to find out why the best is not the most expensive. 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.: Oxford 200012, fax: 204844, e-mail: stclements@finders.co.uk);or why not visit our Web site at http://www.finders.co.uk.

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.

Flats to Let

Spacious well-equipped 2-bedroom modern furnished flat, with garage, etc., to let; North Oxford, near Cutteslowe Park and buses to city centre. Available from late Sept. £600 p.m. Tel.: Oxford 53100, e-mail: gittins@stats.ox.ac.uk.

Central North Oxford: attractive self-contained family accommodatdion (comfortably sleeps 6), in Victorian house; well equipped, gas c.h., etc. Available from mid-Aug. for 6–12 months plus. £200 p.w. exc. bills. Tel.: Oxford 59911.

Peaceful east Oxon. village: extremely spacious 2-bedroom flat, first floor of former vicarage; part furnished; suit quiet single professional person. £525 p.c.m. inc. heating. Tel.: Oxford 200012.

St Clement's, walking distance of city centre: 2-bedroom apartment on 2 floors with roof-top patio garden; light and spacious accommodation; furnished and equipped. £725 p.c.m. Tel.: Oxford 200012.

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.

Central North Oxford, 10 minutes from city centre: delightful and very comfortable flat available in quiet, civilised family house: large double bedroom, single bedroom, drawing-room, kitchen, bathroom. Off-street parking, garden. Available now for short or let. Regret no children or pets. Tel.: Oxford 52400.

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Summer Let

Central North Oxford: spacious, detached house in quiet residential area available 3–31 Aug.; excellently located 5 minutes from shops and 10 minutes from city centre—also on main bus route; 5 bedroooms, 2 bathrooms, 2 reception rooms, large kitchen/diner; fully equipped with microwave, dish-washer, etc.; pretty, secluded garden. £450 p.w. all inc. Tel.: Oxford 511231, fax: 791782.

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Accommodation Offered

Bed-sit, off Banbury Road, city centre 1 mile; own shower- room, telephone, TV. £83 p.w., all inc. Available June for 2–months. Suitable for non-smoking visitor. Tel.: Oxford 53638.

Iffley Village, part cottage, with large sitting/dining-room, next small kitchen, outside w.c., double bedroom, shared bathroom. From end of June. Tel.: Oxford 63506.

June only for one month, room available in delightful, comfortably furnished shared house of young professionals. Peace during day. Low cost bed-and-breakfast available all year round for academics. Tel.: Oxford 726755.

Bed-and-breakfast available in very comfortable house in central North Oxford: an exclusive, quiet, leafy area within walking distance of all main university buildings, city centre, parks, river, shops, pubs, and restaurants. Each room has central heating, colour TV, microwave oven, tea- and coffee-making facilities. Very moderate terms. Tel.: Oxford 57879.

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 511111 (9 a.m.–12 noon).

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Accommodation Sought

Canadian professor with wife and 10-year-old son requires accommodation 1 July–7 Aug. (some room for adjustment). Nicholas Hudson, Department of English, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, V6T 1Z1, Canada. Tel.: 604 874 3440, fax: 604 822 6906, e-mail: nhudson@unixg.ubc.ca (Vancouver is 6 hours behind GMT).

Are you going away? Two women professionals, recently returned from Canada, and hoping to settle in the Oxford area, are looking for temporary accommodation from approx. end of June. Animal lovers and keen gardeners. Do you have a house (and pets) that need looking after while you are away for several weeks/months? Excellent references available. Contact Bernadette Dunne or Mary O'Gorman. Tel.: Oxford 726104.

Two D.Phil.s/part-time tutor and research assistant (non- smoking, quiet and tidy women) seek nice, spacious, reasonably-priced, 2- bedroom house; all modern conveniences; prefer central to North Oxford. Helena. Tel.: Oxford (2)75562 (b.h.) or 316203 (a.h.).

Mother, father, two children (10 and 2 years old) and nanny need accommodation mid-July to late Sept./early Oct. while awaiting completion on house purchase. North Oxford preferred. Tel.: Oxford (2)72508 (office hours); e-mail stuart.judge@st-annes.ox.ac.uk.

Health professional/academic from Australia (Oxford graduate) on 6-month contract, July–Dec., looking to house-sit in Oxford for all or part of that time. Conscientious houseperson. Paul Goodman. Tel.: Oxford 247343.

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.

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Feel confident letting your property in Oxfordshire with Brooks, one of Oxford's longest-established Property Management Companies. Formerly the property management department of E.J. Brooks and Son. Tel.: Oxford 728597, fax: 794606.

Premier have a fine selection of short lets for overseas visitors. We also require substantial executive style detached furnished/unfurnished in any area, rent level £2,000 p.c.m., 2/3-year let, for US visiting lady. Call Jan Bartlett at Premier. Tel.: Oxford 792299.

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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Accommodation Exchange

House exchanges: advertise your house exchange on the World Wide Web, free. Internet: http://www.bioch.ox.ac.uk/~awatts/house.html; e- mail: awatts@bioch.ox.ac.uk.

Lovely family house in Summertown (just north of Oxford city centre) offered for 3–6 weeks any time 20 July–3 Sept. (flexible) in exchange for Manhattan apartment; conveniently located close to shops, bus stop (5 mins. drive) to city centre; 2 bedrooms, office, living-room, kitchen, dining-room, conservatory, 1 bathroom, 2 w.c.s, washer/drier, dishwasher, TV, garden, off-street parking; lodger resident (own floor, bathroom); cleaner weekly. Require apartment in safe building (doorman/upper West Side or East Side preferred) for 1 adult and 2 children (1 bedroom sufficient) with kitchen, bathroom, TV, air conditioning. Tel.: Oxford 512847, fax: 515335; e- mail: 101642.2251@compuserve.com. n

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Accommodation Sought to Rent or Exchange

London: academic couple (wife Oxford, husband London), with baby, seek house-swap or rent from summer 1996 for 1 year. Offer tastefully decorated furnished terrace house in convenient quiet West Hampstead (Jubilee Line/North London Line/Thameslink); 1 large study (3 desks/filing cabinet), bookshelves, 4 beds, through dining/sitting- room, kitchen, bath, separate w.c., nice garden. Seek similar house in/around Oxford. Tanaka. Tel. and fax: 0171-435 3373.

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Holiday Lets

Auvergne: architect's converted stone barn in small hamlet; sleeps 4; spacious and well equipped; nearby town 6 km, swimming 4 km; rivers and mountains; good walking area. Not really suitable for small children. £180–£200 p.w. Tel.: Oxford 739340.

Sympathetically restored traditional Cretan town house in heart of old Rethymnon; fully equipped, inc. TV, automatic washing machine, patio with barbecue, and library with English novels; sleeps 4 (1 double, 1 twin); very quiet location with view of the Fortress, but close to bus station, shops, and beaches. £160–£190 p.w. Tel.: Oxford 69630.

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

Mojacar Beach, Almeria: charming 2-bedroom flat, sleeps 4, all mod. cons., washing-machine, air conditioning; 2 terraces and large 2nd- floor terrace with magnificent views; swimming-pool; walking distance to beach; riding school and supermarket close by. £150–£280 p.w. Tel.: Oxford 373995 or (2)70472.

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.

French Alps: beautiful family flat to rent; sleeps 6–8; 3 bedrooms, living-room with fireplace, kitchen, bathroom, separate w.c., fully equipped and furnished; every room accesses beautiful terrace (80 sq. yds.); telephone, TV, view, indoor garage; in Morzine-Avoriaz, 1 hour's drive to Geneva airport, 1/2-hour's drive to Thonon-Evian; all mountain sports available; tennis; Olympic swimming-pool; ice-rink. FF 4,500 p.w., May–Nov. Mrs Rovet. Tel.: 33 1 30.82.26.13, fax: 33 1 30.82.23.39; e- mail: jrovet@world-net.fr.

Paris: edge of Latin Quarter, room in quiet comfortable flat, available May–end of Aug. FF 4,000 per fortnight, less if long-term. Mrs Rovet. Tel.: 33 1 30.82.26.13, fax: 33 1 30.82.23.39; e-mail: jrovet@world- net.fr.

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House for Sale

Charlbury Road, North Oxford: detached, 5-bedroom, architect- designed house (1912) in quiet residential area, close to the Dragon and Girls' High School, occupying c. 1/3 acre; hall, 3 reception rooms, kitchen, 2 utility rooms, bathroom, 2 w.c.s; walled garden, summer-house, organic fruit and vegetable plots; gas c.h.; garage. Freehold. Sealed bids i.r.o. £495K. Tel.: Oxford 59371.

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