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Oxford Humanists

Oxford Humanists meet regularly to discuss a wide range of topical social and moral questions from a non-religious viewpoint. For details and current programme, contact Jean Woodman, 57 Delbush Avenue, Oxford OX3 8EA. Tel.: Oxford 60520.

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Tuition Offered

The Alexander Technique can help relieve stress and tension. Jan Steele, BA, and Janet Sherbourne, MA, both STAT qualified teachers of the Technique, offer lessons in Oxford. Please telephone for brochure and further information. Tel.: Oxford 770272.

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Services Offered

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

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.

Counselling/Psychotherapy. British Association for Counselling Approved Member, Accredited Counsellor (Oxford graduate, 1959, woman working in North Oxford) offers counselling/psychotherapy. Fee normally £25 per session. Some concessionary places. Tel.: Oxford 554438.

Frederick and Sudabeh Hine, Persian carpet importers. Dealers in hand-made eastern rugs and runners generally. We sell only the genuine article and at prices which are at probably the lowest anywhere for comparable quality. Visit our warehouse and browse undisturbed. Home trial and exchange. Free buyer's guide for all new customers. Usual opening hours: 10 a.m.–6 p.m., Mon.–Sat. Old Squash Court, 16 Linton Road, North Oxford. Tel./fax: Oxford 559396.

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.

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Domestic Services

Beech Tree Nursery School at Rye St Antony School: set in idyllic surroundings on Headington Hill; places for boys and girls from 2½ to 5 years old. Tel. for further information: Oxford 62802/229215, fax: 63611.

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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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Houses to Let

North Oxford , Wolvercote (Meadow Prospect), immaculate 2/3-bedroom semi-detached house; fully furnished; en-suite shower; on Port Meadow; two gardens; off-street parking; washer/drier; on bus line (15 minutes to city centre). No pets. Long lease preferred. Available early Nov., £640 p.m. Mr Brugger. Tel.: Oxford 556017.

Cottage to let on Old Boar's Hill, 4 miles from Oxford; 3 bedrooms; c.h. plus Aga; fully equipped; large, natural garden in peaceful surroundings. Tel.: Oxford 735318 or 00 39 444 324729.

North Oxford house-sit from 1 Nov. Quiet street about a mile from Carfax. Fully-furnished house with dedicated staff; 1 bedroom, study, bath, kitchen-cum-solarium, garden; includes utilities except phone/taxes; daily newspaper, dairy delivery; parking permit can be arranged. Prefer single, visiting fellow, or mature, married couple. Non-smokers only. With regrets, no children or pets. £850 p.m. Tel.: Oxford 559029.

North Oxford house in quiet location 2 miles north of city centre; 3/4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, modern kitchen, c.h., garden and lock-up garage. Professional family preferred, but sharers also considered. Available 1 Nov. Tel.: Oxford 310844 (evenings).

South Oxford with river frontage: 3 bedrooms, 2 living-rooms, kitchen, utility; off-street parking x 1; c.h.; 1 mile to city centre, on bus routes. Available 1 Nov. £800 p.c.m. Tel.: Oxford 727555.

Furnished central North Oxford for rent from end Apr. 1997. Walk to colleges, train and bus station, 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. £800 p.m. Tel.: (1) Oxford 775567 (J. Mackrell, evenings); (2) tel.: 613 745 1368, fax: 613 745 0299 (A. Gaston, Canada).

Witney: period cottages, 2/3-bedroom, fully furnished and well equipped. Short, i.e. weekly lets and longer lets up to 6 months. No smokers or pets. Good bus service to Oxford. Tel.: 01993 703035, fax: 01993 771014.

Attractive converted barn with pretty garden in quiet village 10 miles west of Oxford. Fully furnished. Large galleried living-room. Study. Kitchen/breakfast room. 4 bedrooms (2 en-suite). Cleaning and some gardening included. Viewable and available for 1 year from 23 Sept. £1,250 p.c.m. Tel.: 0171-402 4330 (answer-phone).

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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Flat to Let

New York City: 2-bedroom furnished flat near Columbia University to let for up to 4 months from 20 Oct. 1996 and from mid-Apr. 1997. Tel.: Oxford 247660, e-mail:

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Accommodation Offered

Room available in nice house close to river, few minutes' walk from city centre. £50 p.w. Would suit cat-friendly, non-smoking postgraduate. Tel.: Oxford 248542.

Idyllic rustic furnished studio flat/lodge, 6 miles from city centre; separate bathroom, kitchen; suit academic single. £300 p.c.m. Beckley. Tel.: Oxford 351418 (evenings).

North Oxford houses and flats available from Sept. Premier. Tel.: Oxford 792299, fax: 798087.

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 557879.

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

Mature couple seek fully-furnished flat or small house for the 4 months Dec.--Mar., ideally close to £500 p.c.m. North Oxford preferred, but any part of town near bus route to centre will do. Fax (Arvidson): 0064 7 838 4722, e-mail:

Required as soon as possible: visiting female doctor from Sir Lanka needs self-contained or shared accommodation at a reasonable rental, preferably in Headington area, for approx. 6 months. Contact Centre for Tropical Medicine, Nuffield Department of Clinical Medicine, John Radcliffe Hospital, Headington, Oxford OX3 9DU. Tel.: Oxford 220968/220970.

Writer migrating from London seeks studio/workshop to rent or buy anywhere in or near Oxford. I may also need a small unfurnished flat, not necessarily near the studio. Andrew Duncan. Tel./fax: 0181-969 8332.

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

Winter in the South of France? Village mansion in Languedoc sleeps 20, full c.h. and open fires, huge garden; £70 per head per week, min. let: £300 per week. Tel.: Oxford 511065/512470. n

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Flats for Sale

Retirement flat, Eynsham. Modern, purpose- built 1-bedroom apartment, in quiet location but close to all amenities; Economy 7 heating; 24-hr. emergency call system; communal gardens and many other benefits. £35,000. Tel.: Oxford 791910.

Modern immaculate 2-bedroom first-floor apartment in east Oxford; one of 15 two-storey flats in attractive courtyard with communal gardens; fitted kitchen, curtains, carpets; low-cost energy and maintenance; off-street parking for 2 cars. £68,500. Fax/telephone: Oxford 723281, e-mail (Compuserve): 101716.721.

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