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Oxford Chamber Music Society

The Panocha String Quartet will perform the following at 2.45 p.m. on Sun., 16 March, in the Holywell Music Room: Haydn, Quartet in D minor, op. 76, no. 2; Schubert, Quartet in A minor, D804; Dvorák, Quartet in C, op. 61. Tickets £8 from Blackwell's Music Shop, or £9 at the door; students and juniors £4.

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Oxford Playhouse

Ariel Dorfman (Death and the Maiden) will give a guest lecture at the theatre on Fri., 7 Mar., at 5 p.m. The European première of his play Widows is at the Playhouse, 11–15 Mar. Tel. Box Office: Oxford 798600.

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Oxford University Museum of Natural History Shop

Summer-time returns on Easter Sunday. The OUMNH Shop stocks unusual dendritic limestone wall-clocks alongside attractive baskets of small gemstone eggs. Individual polished stone and pyrite eggs in a variety of sizes are also available while the toy dinosaur eggs continue to hatch. Life-sized Birdmobiles and the range of activity and reference books offer holiday entertainment, and lovers of soft toys will welcome the newly-arrived fledgling owls up from Cornwall. Museum open Mon.–Sat. (inc. Easter Monday, 31 Mar.), 12 noon–5 p.m.; Easter closing 27–30 Mar. inc.; admission free.

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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

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

Garden design. Short consultation or full-scale design. Let me help you solve your problems and create a beautiful and individual garden. Judith Walton. Tel.: Oxford 735179.

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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Research participants sought

Participants needed: we are looking for healthy men and women to help us with our reseach on appetite, sleep, and mood. If you are aged between 18 and 65, please telephone or write. Participants (AS), Research Unit, Littlemore Hospital, Oxford OX4 4XN. Tel.: Oxford 223130.

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Situations Vacant

Administrator, Cochrane Schizophrenia Group. Whitley Council A&C grade, 37 hours p.w. (neg.). Funded by National Health Service Research and Development Programme until Mar. 1999. Currently based in the Institute of Health Sciences, Headington, Oxford. We are seeking to employ an experienced high-grade administrator to ensure the smooth running of the groupís editorial base (Oxford), the Cochrane Schizophrenia Group (CSG) as a whole (Global) and to initiate as well as assist with future development. This is a challenging and varied post, and we are looking for someone who is very computer literate, able to use initiative, prioritise immediately and cope with several different tasks simultaneously. Closing date for applications Fri., 14 Mar.; interviews will be held during the week beginning 24 Mar., successful applicant preferably available to begin in Apr. Application by letter and c.v. (2 copies) inc. a day-time telephone number and names, addresses, and telephone/fax numbers of 2 referees to Dr Clive Adams, Cochrane Schizophrenia Group, Institute of Health Sciences, PO Box 777, Old Road, Headington, Oxford OX3 7LF. Tel.: Oxford 226777, e-mail:

The Voltaire Foundation is looking for a freelance on-screen copy-editor to work on scholarly articles and monographs in French or English, belonging to our series on Studies on Voltaire and the eighteenth century, Libre pensée et littérature clandestine, and others. Familiarity with academic publishing procedures and a thorough knowledge or written French is also essential. It would be advantageous to have a background in the humanities, and some knowledge of the principles of SGML-type coding. Write, enclosing a c.v., to Alison Richards. Voltaire Foundation, 99 Banbury Road, Oxford OX2 6JX.

Ritchie Court, North Oxford: an administrator is sought for June for these 44 retirement flats. Part-time (25 hours approx); £15,000. Before applying please obtain a job specification from the Administrator, Ritchie Court, 380 Banbury Road, Oxford. Tel.: Oxford 510334.

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Houses to Let

Summer let in Oxford: 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.: Oxford 725193.

Headington: 4-bedroom house, convenient for shops, schools, and hospitals. Fully furnished, gas c.h., garage, gardens front and rear. Available from 1 Sept. 1997 to 15 Aug. 1998. £900 p.c.m. Tel.: Oxford (2)76202 (day), or 61316 (evening/weekend).

Finders Keepers has over 60 members of staff in 5 offices throughout Oxfordshire dedicated to offering an unparalleled standard of service. Voted the best Letting and Management Company in the UK for the second consecutive year. Why not find out for yourself why the best is not the most expensive. For further information contact Finders Keepers, 73 Banbury Road, Oxford OX2 6PE. Tel.: Oxford 311011, fax: 556993, e-mail:; Internet site:

House to let north of Summertown, 1 Oct. 1997--15 July 1998. Fully furnished, 3 bedrooms (1 single, 2 double), separate living- and dining-rooms, bathroom, downstairs w.c., fitted kitchen, front and back gardens, off-street parking. Close to major bus routes and shops. £800 p.m. Tel.: Oxford 559421.

Superb, modern, architect-designed house in North Oxford; 4 bedrooms; fully equipped; on bus routes; 25 minutes walk to town. Available July and August. Tel: Oxford 511825 (evenings or Sundays); e-mail:

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

Modern, sunny one-bedroom flat with door- phone security near river meadows, Summertown, furnished or unfurnished; preferably long let. £595 p.c.m. Tel.: Oxford 556808.

Attractive and spacious ground-floor furnished apartment (sitting-room, double bedroom, kitchen- diner, bathroom, and shower) next to Radcliffe Infirmary. Available from 1 Apr. Would suit a quiet academic or professional person or couple. £175 p.w. inc. of all bills. Tel.: Oxford 735457.

Premier: luxury flats, all areas of the city, some furnished, others part furnished, from £695 p.c.m. Tel.: Oxford 792299.

Summertown: fully-furnished 3-bedroom flat in Cunliffe Close available now. Would suit a visiting academic family or 3 professionals. £850 p.c.m. Tel.: Oxford 554015 (evening).

Central North Oxford, 10 minutes' walk from city centre: delightful and very comfortable flat, available April, in quiet, civilised family house: large double bedroom, single bedroom, drawing-room, kitchen, bathroom. Off-street parking, garden. Regret no children or pets. Tel.: Oxford 552400.

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Accommodation available for academic year 1997–8

The Maison Française d'Oxford invites applications from postgraduates for rooms at the Maison in 1997–8. As a Franco-British research centre working in the social and human sciences, we particularly welcome applications from British nationals. The Maison is currently the base for research seminars in the History and Philosophy of Science and in Western European Politics. Applications to be received by 1 May. Norham Road, Oxford OX2 6SE.

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Accommodation Offered

Premier: houses for sharers, some available now, many more from summer 1997. Phone us today for more details. Tel.: Oxford 792299.

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

Professional family (university employees) seeks 2/3-bed house to rent in North/central Oxford from the end of Apr. for 3–6 months while completing house purchase. Non-smokers, animal lovers, and keen gardeners. Do you have a house (and pets) that need looking after while you are away for several months? Excellent references available. Tel.: Oxford 728738.

Visiting professor and her family (4 people) require furnished apartment or house in Oxford, 1 June–31 July. Contact Dr Paul Buckley. Tel.: Oxford (2)73156 (office) or 552224 (home); e-mail:

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.

Visiting Polish professor with research interests in social policy requires accommodation with friendly lady/couple/family, 15 June–15 Sept. Professor Malgorzata Skoczny is here to conduct research, but is keen to improve her English through conversation with native speakers. Contact Piotr Jasinski or Cathryn Ross. Tel.: Oxford 201631, e-mail:

Visiting professor and family (2 adults, and 2 children aged 6 and 9) seek furnished apartment or house in Oxford, Apr--May. Contact (a) Manuel Arellano or (b) Olympia Bover. (a) Tel.: Madrid (341)429-0551, fax:(341)429-1056, e-mail:; (b) tel.:(341)338-5979. n

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Accommodation Sought to Rent or Exchange

Visiting American family seeks furnished 3–4-bedroom house or flat in Oxford, Sept. 1997–Aug. 1998. Possible house exchange in Amherst, Mass.: 3–4 bedrooms, 3 full baths, 2-car garage, spacious contemporary design, wooded hillside setting, easy access to university, local colleges. James K. Boyce. Tel. (USA): 413 256 1853, e-mail:

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Accommodation Offered to Rent or Exchange

Oxford–Berkeley: family house in Oxford offered in exchange for similar in Berkeley, CA, area, July–Dec. Three bedrooms (1double, 1 twin, 1 single), 1.5 baths. All appliances, south-facing garden. Car exchange also possible. Tel.: Oxford 726919, e-mail:

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Accommodation Exchange

Princeton house exchange. Two blocks from Princeton University and Nassau Street; 11-room house, back deck; 1 hour from Philadelphia, 1 hour 15 mins. New York City. May–Oct., during clergy sabbatical: seeking to exchange house for lodgings in British Isles or Europe for one-month periods. Revd and Mrs Leslie C. Smith, 19 Madison Street, Princeton, NJ 08542, USA. Tel.: 609 924 2277 (w), or 609 497 2993 (h), fax: 609 924 9140.

Los Angeles/Oxford: family of 4, relocating to Oxford, leaving 4-bedroom, 2-bathroom house on half-acre in Thousand Oaks, wishes to exchange for house/flat for similar accommodation (at least 3 bedrooms) in or near Oxford (acreage not a requirement). Westlake Village/Thousand Oaks area is approx. 20 mins. from Pepperdine University and Malibu, 35 mins. from UCLA, 50 minutes from downtown LA and USC, 1 hour from UCSB. We seek a professional who would be interested in a long-term trade. K. Brougher. Fax: 001 213 620 8674.

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Holiday Lets

South-west France: tranquil roof-terraced luxury apartment within tiny walled hill-top medieval village; 2 double bedrooms, excellent bathroom and kitchen; 30-ft south-facing terrace, half-shaded, high above rural valley and completely private. Mrs C. Laird. Tel./fax: 00 33 5 53 70 46 80.

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. for more details and/or brochure: 01295 670320.

Tarn et Garonne: lovely old stone house, many original features, fully modernised, situated in charming village. Cordes, Albi, Villefranche all nearby. Sleeps 6–8. Telephone or write for details and colour photos. R. Gordon, 216 Woodstock Road, Oxford OX2 7NH. Tel.: Oxford 515311.

Czech Republic: enchanting woodland cottage only half an hour from Prague available May–Oct. Sleeps 4+. Lake for swimming, boating. Views, walks, wood fires, mushrooms, castles. Good food, and wine still a bargain. English-speaking owner. From £260 p.w. Tel.: 0171-373 0667.

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.

Tuscany: Italian language/culture, cookery, wall painting, gilding, ceramics courses, at 17th-c. manor house/garden, medieval hamlet, half-hour from sea/mountains—or if you want simply to relax, try just B.&B. and our home cooking. Mario/Jane. Tel.: 0039 187 47 12 49.

Florida, Port Charlotte: luxury 3-bedroom dream villa with all modern amenities inc. solar heated indoor swimming-pool. Sleeps 6. Fabulous sandy beaches, palm-trees, in a paradise mostly unknown by the usual tourist rentals. Car hire essential. Airport nearby: Sarasota or Tampa. From £425 p.w. or £1,475 p.m. Tel.: Oxford 66344.

Verona outskirts. To let in exceptionally beautiful 15th-c. villa, self-contained ground-floor flat; large double bed-sitting room, kitchen/dining rooms, and bathrooms; garden area, parking, frequent buses from door to city centre. £300 p.w. inc. all services and weekly cleaning. Contessa da Sacco. Tel.: 00 39 452 6499; or 01844 238247 (Moore).

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Houses for Sale

Summertown: pretty Edwardian terrace house, 3 bedrooms, excellent condition. No chain. c.£140,000. Tel.: Oxford 554278.

Large Edwardian house in Divinity Road, with 4/5 bedrooms, lounge, book-room, breakfast-room, family room and 2 bathrooms. Attractive garden. Easy access to Brookes University, John Radcliffe and other hospitals and to central Oxford. We are emigrating so the house is ready for immediate occupancy. Tel. (London): 0181-997 3029/8556.

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