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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

French tuition and conversation offered at all levels by experienced French national. Contact Alexandra. Tel.: Oxford 277065 or 725205.

Tuition offered at all levels, in all subjects from Maths and English to Greek and Theatre Studies. Sage Tutors. Tel.: Oxford 792372.

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:

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Services Offered

Portraits: experienced Russian artist will paint fine quality portraits in pencil, watercolour, or acrylic from good clear photos. Reasonable prices. No obligation to buy, if you are not completely satisfied. For further information and samples contact Galina Kravchenko, 310 Banbury Road, Oxford OX2 7ED. Tel.: Oxford 516630.

Furniture restoration and cabinet-making: professional workshop undertakes antiques restoration, design and make, and replica production. Estimates/proposals, with no obligation, are given prior to any work starting. Forman Fine Furniture, 26 High Street, Brill, Bucks. Tel./fax: 01844 238389.

Tax advice. Ex-KPMG chartered accountant specialises in assisting academics and other professionals with their tax affairs, including self-assessment. Convenient North Oxford premises. Tel.: Oxford 513381, fax: 558064, e-mail:

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.

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, Great Clarendon Street, Oxford. Tel.: Oxford 514691, fax: 514010.

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Retail Services

Walton Street Books is now open. We carry a large selection of secondhand academic and general stock, including philosophy, politics, art, sociology, topography, fiction, literature, literary criticism, law, sport, history, biography, modern languages, and theology. Good quality books purchased. Telephone for further details. 48 Walton Street, Jericho. Tel.: Oxford 511992.

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.

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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

Date entry assistance urgently required in Cancer Epidemiology Unit, Radcliffe Infirmary; 30 hours p.w.; fast, accurate touch-typist to input data, scan large datasets, and give some general clerical help (filing, checking, telephone duties, etc.). Must be able to work methodically and with attention to detail, with minimal supervision. Post available until end Sept., salary approx. £11,189 p.a. Enquiries to Dr Emily Banks (tel.: Oxford 302222); applications to Personnel Dept., Imperial Cancer Research Fund, quoting ref. 1339 and giving names and addresses of two referees. PO Box 123, Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3PX.

Executive Director for overseas study program in Oxford. Ideal candidate will be an Oxford graduate, around 30, with tutoring experience. Hours flexible, could be 30 p.w. to allow for part-time teaching. Salary £18--£25K p.a. Ability to work with students and tutors important. Send c.v. to Dr Richardson, 11 Holywell Street, Oxford OX1 3BN.

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Houses to Let

Central North Oxford, in a prime location, unusually large Victorian family house, available to let fully furnished, Sept. 1997- -June/July 1998; 4 double bedrooms, 2 large reception, dining-room and kitchen, 3 bathrooms; ample garden, parking, and garage; all mod. cons. Careful tenants wanted while owner abroad. Might suit 2 small families sharing, or an extended family; not for multiple occupation. Tel.: Oxford 554888 (after 8 June).

House for rent in Bowness Avenue (off Headley Way); newly refurbished; sleeps 5; £960 p.c.m. Tel.: Oxford 514568.

North Oxford : 3-bedroom semi-detached house available from beginning of Aug.; 15-minute cycle distance to city centre and easy access to local bus; walking distance of local school and park; modern furniture and well-fitted kitchen with washer/drier, microwave, etc. Professional family preferred. £650 p.m. Tel.: 01732 777429 (day) or 01732 454269 (evening).

Central North Oxford/Park Town: modern town house; 4 bedrooms (2 double), bathroom, separate w.c., shower-room and w.c., garage, utility room; carpeted and curtained; appliances. Very easy walk to central Oxford colleges. £1,430 p.c.m. Tel./fax: Oxford 516440.

Modern 2-bedroom town house in quiet close a few minutes' walk from Carfax (Sadler Walk); fully-fitted kitchen; Miele washing-machine; drier; fitted carpets; gas c.h.; phone. Small walled garden with parking. Furnished or unfurnished. Available mid-June: long let preferred. £725 p.c.m. Tel./fax: Oxford 735343.

Summertown, available from 1 July: small terrace house; 1 double bedroom, 1 small single; fully equipped; min. 6 months' tenancy. References required. £650 p.c.m. Tel.: Oxford 554597 (after 6 p.m.).

Old Marston village, convenient for Oxford and Headington: quaint 1-bedroom cottage, available Aug. for 1 year. £500 p.c.m. Tel.: Oxford 511967.

Superb Observatory Street house: central North Oxford, few minutes' walk from the Radcliffe Infirmary, St Antony's College, St Giles', and OUP. Tastefully refurbished and extended period house with charming garden; own parking space; living-room opening to large, light conservatory dining-room and fully-equipped new kitchen (with washing-machine, drier, dish-washer, separate oven); 2 bedrooms upstairs, bathroom with shower and w.c., plus separate w.c. with sink; ground-floor study/guest-room; cosy basement room as further bedroom or study; fully furnished and carpeted throughout; 3 telephones and TV point; gas c.h. and new security system linked to station. Families only. Available June. £1,500 p.m. Tel.: Oxford 559614, e-mail:

Comfortable, fully-furnished east Oxford house with large rear garden and gas c.h. available on short-term lease (3--12 months); c.h.; fully furnished; 3 double bedrooms, large bathroom, separate downstairs w.c., walk-through sitting-/dining-room with open fire, well-equipped kitchen; small lean-to `conservatory'; garage space for storage. Available from early July. £715 p.m., exc. bills. Hilary Coulby. Tel.: 0171-354 5018 (h) or 0171-354 0883 (w).

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. £925 p.c.m. inc. council tax. Tel.: Oxford 722630.

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.

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:; Internet site:

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Flats to Let

1-bedroom ground-floor flat, recently refurbished to highest standards, central North Oxford; near Port Meadow; convenient for shops, schools, University; separate dining- and sitting-rooms with oak flooring; large carpeted bedroom; basement; fully-fitted kitchen with dish-washer; separate washing-machine and drier; bathroom with separate shower; gas c.h.; 2 telephones; TV point; own entrance; secluded charming paved garden at back plus small garden at front. £900 p.m. Available from Oct. Tel.: Oxford 559614.

Two minutes' walk from St Giles': maisonette available for rent; living-room, kitchen, double bedroom, single bedroom/study, garage. Newly decorated, fully furnished, electrical appliances, c.h. Suit professionals or a small visiting family. £660 p.c.m. Tel.: Oxford 554015 (evenings).

Central North Oxford: two 2-bedroom spacious apartments of standard not often found, 1 and 2 bathrooms, lounge, kitchen; well-placed for the University and business centre; best suited to professionals or mature visiting academics. £675 and £720 p.c.m.; one available 20 June, other 3 July. Tel.: Oxford 516144.

Wytham Abbey, Oxford: spacious 3- and 4-bed apartments, with use of walled garden. Part of grade 1 listed manor house, situated 3 miles from city centre and set in 3,000 acres of park and woodland. Fully equipped and luxuriously appointed. Available from Sept. Tel.: Oxford 247200, fax: 724762.

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Summer Lets

Three- to four-bedroom houses in central Oxford suitable for visiting academic families, available about 25 June for the summer. Telephones, TVs, videos installed. £800--£1,000 p.c.m. plus utilities. Contact Johan at WISC. Tel.: Oxford 201132.

Sunny, quiet 2-bedroom flat with private balcony and splendid view, 1 mile from city centre, to rent early July--early Oct. (early July--early Sept. also possible); new fully-fitted kitchen, inc. washer-drier and dish-washer; new furniture and carpet throughout; off-street parking. £650 p.m., exc. electricity and phone. Tel.: Oxford (2)76936.

Central London (Notting Hill Gate): very elegant, very light and spacious 3-bedroom house with patio garden for rent during Aug.; ideal for a family (children's room with own bathroom and play-room with toys, books, and videos upstairs) or for up to 6 people. Would suit academics as it has a study with computer and e-mail. Photos available on request. Owners will be in Italy on holiday. £300 p.w. Dr Paul Wallace and Marina Wallace. Tel./fax: 0171-727 0323, e-mail:

House to rent for the month of Aug., or part of the month; comfortable, modern house; 3 bedrooms; fully furnished and equipped; within walking distance of the city and University; garden and overlooking park. £800 p.m. Allen. Tel.: Oxford 273014.

Large house, 5 minutes from the centre of Oxford: 3 bedrooms, sitting-room, kitchen/dining-room, gas c.h., 2 full bathrooms, canal frontage. Available 24 July–1 Sept. Price negotiable. Tel.: Oxford 559644 (5–9 p.m.).

Central North Oxford: attractively furnished family house in Southmoor Road, a quiet street 15 minutes' walk from city centre and 5 minutes from the countryside; 3 bedrooms (2 double, 1 single)—sleeps 5; 2 bathrooms; double reception; superb kitchen/dining-room with dish-washer; gas c.h.; washing-machine and drier; TV; video; 3 telephones; patio; garden with furniture and hammock; bicycles; free parking; weekly cleaner. Rent £275 p.w. inc. Available 4–25 Aug. Tel.: Oxford 513933.

Small flats, suitable couples, available 7 July--14 Sept.; close to University Parks; kitchenette/living room, double bedroom, shower room. Quiet and comfortable. Contact Assistant Bursar, St Edmund Hall. Tel.: Oxford (2)79006/7, fax: (2)79089, e.mail:

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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.

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Accommodation Sought

The University Accommodation Office is looking for furnished houses and flats for couples and families available now and for the next academic year. Reasonably priced rooms for single people and short- term accommodation also required. Tel.: Oxford (2)78286/7.

American academic couple and children, on sabbatical leave in Oxford, seek furnished 3- or 4-bedroom flat or house, Aug.--Dec. Non- smokers. Contact Dr Colin D. Bain, Physical and Theoretical Chemistry Laboratory. Tel.: Oxford (2)75467, e-mail:

Wanted: house in Cunliffe Close. Tel.: Oxford 553033.

Female high school student from US who plans to attend Oxford during the first two weeks of Aug. is looking to stay with a family (with high school age students). Willing to pay room and board costs. E-mail: or

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.

Single mature professional seeks flat or small house in North Oxford or Headington from mid-July, preferably unfurnished. Tel.: Oxford 311901. n

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Accommodation Exchange

American academic couple wishes to exchange houses and autos with someone in Oxford or environs for as much of Aug. as possible. Ours is a 3-bedroom house on the beach (Long Island Sound), an hour from New York City and half-hour from New Haven, CT and Yale University. We come without house-pets and look for the same. D.H. Kelsey, 1057 Fairfield Beach Road, Fairfield, CT 06430, USA. Tel.: 203 256 8570.

University of California, Berkeley, Jan.–June/July 1998 (approx. dates), we seek to exchange large house (20 minutes from Berkeley campus, 5 minutes to shopping, with garage, magnificent view of San Francisco Bay, garden) for Oxford house/flat. We will be in UK in June 1997 and can meet then to discuss details. Professor Ernest B. Hook. Tel. (before 1 June): (USA office) 510 642 4490, fax: 510 643 9588, e-mail:; from 26 May, leave message with Oxford contact, Dr George Fraser: Oxford 226048.

Detached house with 5 bedrooms and a huge garden, Boar's Hill (quiet village 5 minutes from Oxford), to exchange for a flat in Munich, Sept. 1997–end of June 1998. Tel./fax: Oxford 735332.

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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: (Dr John Stratton); e-mail: (Dr Carolyn Webster-Stratton).

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Holiday Lets

South Shropshire, near Ludlow: 3-double bedroom cottage with wonderful views over exceptionally beautiful countryside; Ludlow 5 miles, Oxford 2 hours; full of antiques and interesting objects; c.h., open fires, garden. £220 p.w. peak times. Weekend breaks available off-peak. Longrigg. Tel.: 0171-350 1435 or 0171-203 5090.

Attractive, secluded North Pembrokeshire farmhouse, in 20 acres with private lake for swimming, boating, 5 miles from coast. Sleeps 10/12. Well equipped and comfortable. Weeks remaining: 12--26 July, 9--16 Aug.; also June and Sept. £400 p.w. high season. Off-season rates on request. Tel.: Oxford 556244.

Late cancellation: St Ives house (29 June--13 July) overlooking the harbour but 50 yards from marvellous surfing beach; 2 double, 4 single beds. £300 p.w. Tel.: 01326 331721.

South of Portugal, Alentejo: traditionally restored farmhouse in hill-top hamlet with fine views over unspoilt countryside; close to sea and beautiful empty beaches; 2 hours from Lisbon and 2 hours from Faro (Algarve). Sleeps 6(+). £150 p.w. Antonio Duarte, Wolfson College. Tel.: Oxford (2)71226, e-mail:

Dordogne valley: stone-built farmhouse and large terrace with 270-degree view overlooking wonderful valley. Swimming, tennis, golf, canoeing, and numerous enchanting restaurants nearby. Great walking and cycling everywhere. Splash pool and all mod. cons. £175–£575 p.w. Tel.: 01295 670320.

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House for Sale

Wheatley: substantial semi-detached Victorian house; many original features; 4 bedrooms, bathroom, kitchen, 3 reception rooms, cloakroom, 2 cellars, garden, garage, gas c.h. OIRO £195,000. Tel.: Oxford 873247.

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