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Lecture

Professor Dr Theodor Abt will lecture on `The roots of alchemy', 11 a.m.--5 p.m. on Sat., 31 May, in the Lecture Room, the Ashmolean Museum. Dr Abt is professor of agronomy and economic planning at the Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) in Zurich. He trained as an analytical psychologist at the C.G. Jung Institute in Zurich where he became a training analyst and a member of the Curatorium. He also trained with Dr Marie-Louise von Franz. In this day-long lecture he will explore, from a Jungian perspective, a series of alchemical pictures from Egyptian manuscripts. Attendance costs £35 inc. tea and coffee; £25 students. Bookings: Carmen Reynal, Keyneton Hayes, Upper Slaughter, Glos. GL54 2JG. Tel.: 01451 821 947.

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Oxford University Newcomers' Club

The Oxford University Newcomers' Club welcomes partners of visiting academics, of newly-appointed academics, of graduate students, and of undergraduate students. Open 10.30 a.m.--12 noon at 13 Norham Gardens, to meet for coffee and to find out about the term's programmes of events. We meet every Wednesday for the 8 weeks of Full Term (plus the week before and the week after) and through the summer vacation.

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United Oxford and Cambridge University Club

The London club for all University members. Special rates for those with college or University appointments or University residence. Modernised and reasonable bedroom accommodation. Excellent library facilities. Restaurant and squash courts. Full service at weekends. Reciprocal arrangements with over 125 clubs world-wide. Further details from Derek Conran, Hertford College, or Membership Secretary, 71 Pall Mall, London SW1Y 5HD. Tel.: 0171-930 5151, fax: 0171-930 9490.

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Tuition Offered

Painting in traditional English water- colours with Rebecca Hind. One-week intensive courses for spring and summer; weekly part-time courses thoughout the year. Tel. for brochure: Oxford 340633.

English language. Academic writing, grammar, pronunciation, etc., flexible timetables including evenings, Saturdays. Conversation hour, Cambridge exams., general English are best value in Oxford. Writing up? Private tuition available with experienced tutors. Free test/advice from the Director of Studies Mon.--Fri. 1--5 p.m. Oxford Language Training, 9 Blue Boar Street (off St Aldate's by Christ Church), Oxford. Tel. Oxford 205077, e-mail: OLT@dial.pipex.com.

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Services Offered

Mallams Book Auctions. Regular specialist sales of books and prints including antiquarian literature, science and natural history, atlases and maps, fine bindings, first editions, engravings, and related items. Mallams, Bocardo House, St Michael's Street, Oxford. Tel.: Oxford 241358.

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.

Gardens creatively designed–constructed—planted and maintained. Knowledgeable service with 25 years' experience. Portfolio available. Colin Broad. Tel./fax: Oxford 882711.

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Houses to Let

Islip: lovely spacious period cottage in beautiful village (conservation area), 5 miles from central Oxford, available 25 July--31 Aug.; in very quiet lane with easy access to city by bus, train, or car; sitting-room, dining hall, large conservatory/playroom, very large kitchen/dining-room (Aga, electric hob and oven, microwave, dish-washer, fridge, freezers, and cooler), laundry room (washing machine and drying area), 4 bedrooms (sleeps 7), 2 bathrooms, dressing room and shower room. Large and pretty garden with terrace. Garage. £350 p.w. to inc. some housekeeping. Tel.: Oxford 841759, fax: 371939.

West Oxford: terrace house in excellent condition; 3 bedrooms (inc. 1 study-bedroom); 10-minute walk to central Oxford, 5-minute walk to station, in a quiet cul-de-sac overlooking playing-field; fully furnished and equipped (gas c.h., fireplace, phone, TV and video, fitted kitchen, washer-drier, fridge, freezer, microwave); small garden with sunny patio. Available Aug. to end of Dec. (dates flexible). £750 p.c.m. Tel.: Oxford 794232, e-mail: h.j.glock@reading.ac.uk.

Observatory Street: a well-presented 2-bedroom house with conservatory, pretty garden, and garage. Furnished and equipped to a high standard. inc. dish-washer and microwave. May consider short let. Available immediately, £950 p.c.m. Finders Keepers. Tel.: Oxford 311011, e-mail: oxford@finders.co.uk.

Lonsdale Road. Edwardian semi-detached 4-bedroom family home close to Summertown in quiet and popular residential side street. The house is on 3 floors with sitting-room, music room, and large kitchen/breakfast room. Enclosed garden. Rent of £1,500 p.c.m. inc. council tax and utilities. Available now, fully furnished and equipped. Finders Keepers. Tel.: Oxford 311011, e-mail: oxford@finders.co.uk.

Sutton Courtenay village, 8 miles from Oxford, ideal for European School, Culham; convenient for Harwell, JET, Culham, and Rutherford Appleton Laboratories and Didcot Station. Warm, comfortable, modern architect-designed family home; 3/4 bedrooms, gas c.h., fully furnished, labour-saving modern kitchen, bathroom and utility/shower-room with second w.c. Very spacious. sunny open-plan ground floor. Integral garage. Sheltered south-west facing garden with sun-terrace. Fruit trees, lawn, grape vines. Available end of May, £700 p.c.m. Tel.: Abingdon (01235) 847329.

Summer let in Oxford, 5 minutes from city centre: live in comfort near the Thames. Centrally heated, 4-bedroom Victorian house. Large split-level living-room; bathroom, bidet, and w.c.; shower-room, power-shower, and w.c.; fully-equipped kitchen; south-facing garden. Available for 6 weeks, 18 July--31 Aug. Price negotiable. Tel./fax: Oxford 725193, e-mail: JXT18@dial.pipex.com.

Charming central North Oxford house, one street from St Giles', Radcliffe Infirmary, and St Antony's College. Just modernised, extended and refurbished to the highest standards. Two bedrooms, plus study or guest room; basement study/bedroom; living room leading to large, light conservatory dining-room and kitchen. Bathroom with shower and w.c., plus separate w.c. Luxuriously furnished and fully carpeted. Fully equipped kitchen with washing-machine, drier, dish-washer. Burglar alarm system linked to station. Gas c.h. Three telephones. Beautiful garden, with parking space at rear. Rent includes various services. Viewing highly recommended. £1,500 p.m. Available from June. Tel.: Oxford 559614.

Luxurious, well-lit, newly refurbished accommodation on two floors in central North Oxford. Near Port Meadow; convenient for University, schools, shops. Three bedrooms (2 double, 1 single); sitting-room; dining-room; modern kitchen; 2 bathrooms (inc. separate shower); own small paved, well-stocked garden. Beautifully furnished and decorated, with new carpets throughout. Gas c.h., washing machine, drier, dish-washer, 2 telephones, TV points. £1,400 p.m. Families only. Available Sept. onwards. Tel.: Oxford 559614.

Osney: 3-bedroom terrace house in excellent condition, 10 minutes' walk from central Oxford, in secluded district by the river. Fully furnished and equipped, gas c.h., fitted kitchen, washing-machine, freezer, fridge, phone, TV, garden with patio and seats. Available July for 1 year or longer. Only visiting academics considered. £750 p.c.m. Tel.: Oxford 862347.

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 764533, fax: 764777.

City centre house with view of Thames available for 3 months, mid- June–mid-Sept. Fully equipped, 3 bedrooms (2 double, 1 single), 2 bathrooms, gas c.h., garden, garage. £950 p.c.m. Tel.: Oxford 250462.

Mallams is a long-established independent company offering a letting service tailored to the needs of the discerning landlord. If you would like further details or professional advice on any aspect of the letting market please call our Summertown office. Tel.: Oxford 311006, fax: 311977.

Make finding accommodation a pleasure, not a chore. Finders Keepers is dedicated to making it easy for visitors to Oxford to find the right property. Browse through our Web site for up-to-date detailed information on properties available and make use of our interactive database, priority reservation service (credit cards accepted), welcome food pack, personal service, and much more. Call us and you will not need to go elsewhere. For further information contact Finders Keepers, 73 Banbury Road, Oxford OX2 6PE. Tel.: Oxford 311011, fax: 556993, e-mail: oxford@finders.co.uk; Internet site: http://www.finders.co.uk.

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Flats to Let

North Oxford : 1 Oct. 1997 to 30 June 1998, £530 p.m.; fully equipped ground-floor flat suitable for 2 adults; dining-room/study, living-room/study, double bedroom, shower-room, kitchen with dish-washer, washing/drying machine, electric stove; c.h., carport, small garden. Stone, 266 Moore Street, Princeton, NJ 08540, USA.

North Oxford , within the ring-road: self-contained luxury accommodation available from 1 May; very quiet with lovely views and patio; near convenient bus route; suit visiting academic, single or couple. Regret no children, smokers, or pets. £600 p.c.m. inc. Tel.: Oxford 515085.

Headington Hill: spacious, well-equipped 2-bedroom flat in quiet location, convenient for hospitals and both universities; splendid southerly outlook across parkland; bathroom, shower-room, 2 w.c.s; c.h., entry-phone, garage, communal gardens. Available 1 Aug. £700 p.c.m. Tel.: Oxford 515089.

Recently refurbished, luxurious ground-floor flat in central North Oxford. Near Port Meadow, convenient for shops, schools, University; separate dining and sitting rooms with oak flooring; one large carpeted bedroom; basement; fully fitted kitchen with dish-washer, washing-machine, and drier. Bathroom with separate shower. Gas c.h. Telephone. TV point. Own entrance and charming paved gardens front and back. £850 p.m. Available from Oct. Tel.: Oxford 559614.

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Accommodation Offered

Premier: apartments and houses. Long or short lets. From £600 p.c.m. North Oxford, Headington, and rural locations. Tel.: Oxford 792299, fax: 798087.

Tenant wanted to share charming central North Oxford house, opposite St Antony's, near Radcliffe Infirmary, 5 minutes' walk from St Giles'; house architect designed in Regency style, furbished to highest standards with conservatory, courtyard garden, bathroom, shower-room, and off-street parking. All mod. cons.: dish-washer, washing-machine, microwave, gas c.h. References required. Tel.: Oxford 872575.

Small single room to let in east Oxford. Low rent in exchange for house and cat sitting. Use of large, well-equipped kitchen. Suit graduate student/postdoc. Tel.: 0181-533 0142 (answer-phone).

Rooms to let in Grandpont. A quiet house, within walking distance from the city centre. Shared kitchen and sitting-room. Available from Sept. onwards for long-term occupancy. Would suit professionals or postdoctoral academics. Non-smokers only. Tel.: Oxford 727826 (evenings), e-mail: spanu@trans.plants.ox.ac.uk.

Large `double' room (£75 p.w.) and single room (£60) to rent in spacious house in Littlemore with conservatory and lovely large garden, 3 miles from city centre. Close to bus route 16 and a short walk from the Iffley Road bus routes. Rosemary. Tel.: Oxford 714351.

Bed-and-breakfast available in the home of a semi-retired academic couple. Warm, comfortable house in exclusive central North Oxford within easy walking distance of city centre, all main university buildings, parks, river, shops, pubs, and restaurants. Every room has tea-and coffee-making facilities, microwave, and colour television. Very moderate terms. Tel. and fax: Oxford 557879.

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Accommodation Sought

Visiting American professor and wife seeking furnished house or flat to rent in central Oxford for a.y. 1997--8 (1 Oct.--30 June). Local references furnished on request. Contact Charles Shaw, Assistant Registrar, University Offices, Wellington Square. Tel.: Oxford (2)70036, e-mail: Charles.Shaw@admin.ox.ac.uk.

Three-bedroom (minimum) accommodation required in Oxford 26 May--31 Aug., for three professional adults working in the city. Tel.: 01235 530620.

Two visiting professional women require comfortable accommodation preferably in central or North Oxford for the month of July. Best references. Tel.: Oxford 557422, fax: 310202.

Academic couple seeks house in Oxford to house-sit July/Aug. and possibly Sept. We will gladly mind pets and gardens if needed. Tel. mobile: 402 927 037 (after 7 p.m.).

Retired British academics visiting Oxford require a house-sit/rental for 2/3 months in Oxford or surrounding area from the beginning of May. Willing to do gardening. Dr Taylor. Tel.: Oxford 61483.

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 764533, or fax: 764777.

American academic family of 4 seeks 2+ bedroom house or flat for any 4-week period 1 June–9 Aug. Can provide Oxford references. Dr Trent Foley, Davidson College, Box 1719, Davidson NC 28036, USA. Tel.: 704 8922263, fax: 704 8922005, e-mail: trfoley@davidson.edu.

House (2--3 bedrooms) required 1 Sept. 1997–30 June 1998 in Oxford/area/local towns for Canadian sabatical family of 4. We are renting our house in Vancouver and know the problems of finding good tenants . . . don't worry, we are! Chris Overall. Fax: 1-604-822-8279, e-mail: overall@unixg.ubc.ca. n

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Accommodation Sought to Rent or Exchange

American cardiology/psychology professors who previously lived in Oxford seek 4+ bedroom house to rent late Aug. 1997--late Aug. 1998. Would consider exchange for 4-bedroom Seattle home or 4-bedroom beachfront island home. Home tel.: 206 285 4005; fax: 206 764 2257, e-mail: jrs@u.washington.edu (Dr John Stratton); e-mail: cws@u.washington.edu (Dr Carolyn Webster-Stratton).

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Accommodation Offered to Rent or Exchange

University widow seeks to exchange fully-furnished modern completely equipped house, good garden, in central North Oxford on bus route, near shops, schools, etc., for a flat/house in London or Israel. Would consider suggestions of exchange in any other university centre with easily accessible adult Jewish education. Would consider rental. Available autumn 1997 or later. Min. 6 months. Contact Lewis. Tel.: Oxford 515440, fax: 511568.

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Holiday Lets

Villa and garden with wonderful views, 40 minutes from Florence; all mod. cons.; swimming and sports facilities nearby; sleeps 8; available mid-July–mid- Sept. £350 p.w. Lukes. Tel. (Italy): 00 39 55 8428317.

Greek islands: charming villas, many with enclosed courtyards, on the islands of Skiathos, Skopelos, and Alanissos, from £59 p.p. p.w. Also available: walking and cooking holidays in unspoilt surroundings. Tel. for brochure: 00 30 424 22947 (24 hours); fax: 00 30 424 23057.

Verona outskirts: in exceptionally beautiful 15th-c. villa, self-contained ground-floor flat; large double bed-sitting room, kitchen/dining room, bathroom; garden area, parking, frequent buses from door to city centre; £300 p.w. inc. services and weekly cleaning. Available 7--21 June and 28 June--18 July. Tel. Contessa da Sacco: 00 39 452 6499; or Moore: 01844 238247.

Share a flat with 3 delightfully self-sufficient cats in the heart of Florence (Santa Croce); large, cool rooms: living-room, dining-room, 3 bedrooms sleeping five, breakfast-room/kitchen, 2 bathrooms. £300 p.w. inc. gas, electricity, washing-machine, and cat supplies. Available 26 July--30 Aug. for periods of not less than two weeks. Payable in sterling. Walsh. Tel.: 00 39 55 23 44 864, fax: 00 39 55 21 06 21.

Tuscan hills: our own beautiful restored farmhouse in idyllic setting. Easy reach Siena and Florence. Ideal for walkers, foodies, art buffs, and nature lovers. Some summer dates available. Sleeps up to 8. Tel.: 01252 870737, fax: 01252 860236, e-mail: sleip8nir@aol.com.

Umbrian house, sleeps 8; garden and swimming pool; beautiful views. Near to Perugia and Assisi. Availble Sept. and Oct. Tel.: Oxford 556404 (evenings).

Attractive, secluded North Pembrokeshire farmhouse, 5 miles from coast; set in 20 acres of land with private lake for swimming and boating. Sleeps 10/12. Well equipped and comfortable. Some weeks remaining in school holidays, at £400 p.w. Off-season vacancies and rates on request. Tel.: Oxford 556244.

Duras, south-west France, 1 hour Bordeaux airport: 300-year-old farmhouse, set amidst vineyards, with beautiful views; sleeps 6; 2 bedrooms en-suite. Lovely garden and terrace. Brand new 15m swimming-pool with jacuzzi. Available from 1 June. £500 p.w. Tel.: Oxford 553685.

SW France (Tarn-et-Garonne), traditionally restored farmhouse and outbuildings in hilltop hamlet with fine views over unspoilt countryside, close to medieval market town on River Aveyron. Sleeps 8+, small pool, semi-circular garden facing south with trees and some shade. Tel.: 0118 987 3095.

Northumberland, between the Cheviots and the sea: a stone-built cottage in a small unspoilt village, with 3 bedrooms; sleeps a min. of 6; sitting-room, kitchen, bathroom; 5 miles to Alnwick Castle, in easy reach of many more and miles of beautiful sea-shore. Tel.: 01665 579 292.

Charming terrace house for short or long lets in conservation area of unspoiled Southwold (Suffolk), seconds from sea. Sleeps 4+. Marvellous area for walking, cycling (2 bikes available), church visiting, bird-watching, or pub-hopping. Tel.: Oxford 513464 (evenings).

Holiday in Umbria. Ideal for lovers of tranquillity, superb scenery, good food. Perfect for visiting Renaissance art treasures. Newly converted flat for two, large shaded terrace, magnificent view. Perugia 9 kms, Assisi 20 kms. For information telephone Willliam Urquhart. Tel.: 01252 877155.

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