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Eugen Gomringer and Robert Lox: an exhibition of concrete poems on fabric (editions Francesco Conz), Vaughn Exhibition Room, Somerville College, 7–16 May, 2–4 p.m. In association with De Montfort University, under the curatorship of Nicholas Zurbrugg.

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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

Piano tuition: experienced teacher of adults and children. All grades. Beginners welcome. Miss P. Read, BA (Hons.), LRAM. Jericho. Tel.: Oxford 510904.

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

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.

Frederick and Sudabeh Hine sell, buy, and exchange all types and sizes of oriental carpets, rugs, and runners. Also expert conservation repairs and specialist cleaning. Visit our gallery/warehouse without notice in business hours, 10 a.m.–6 p.m., Mon.–Sat. Old Squash Court, 16 Linton Road, Oxford. Tel./fax: Oxford 559396.

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.

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.

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

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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Situations Vacant

Magdalen College School requires, for Michaelmas Term 1997 to cover sabbatical leave, a full- time graduate teacher to teach physics throughout the school and science to junior classes. Applications, with full c.v. and the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of two referees, should be made to the Master, Magdalen College School, Oxford OX4 1DZ, from whom further details may be obtained. Closing date for applications: 16 May. Tel.: Oxford 242191.

The Centre for Medieval and Renaissance Studies seeks an experienced PA/Secretary to provide full administrative and secretarial support for the Vice- Principal in the supervision of the academic programme, care of students, and management of the building. Applicants should have attained a good standard of education, and have excellent organisational, word- processing, and communication skills. Familiarity with Apple Mac computers and the Internet is essential. The successful candidate will be a person who can manage a varied and sometimes heavy workload, supervise a small domestic staff, and work when necessary without direct supervision. Salary according to experience and qualifications in range £16,000–£18,000. Applications in writing only, with a c.v. and the names of two referees, to Mrs Lynne Morgan, CMRS, St Michael's Hall, Shoe Lane, Oxford OX1 2DP, by Fri. 16 May. For further particulars, write, or fax: Oxford 243740, or e- mail:

The Centre for Medieval and Renaissance Studies seeks a Secretary/Library Assistant to provide support for the Librarian, staff, and students. His/her primary task is to assist the Librarian in maintaining a Library of about 20,000 volumes; ordering and accessing new titles, cataloguing books, issuing and monitoring book loans, library security. Training will be provided. Other responsibilities inc. telephone answering in the mornings. Experience in dealing with the public, an excellent telephone manner, and clear handwriting are essential requirements. Applicants should have received a good secretarial and word-processing training, and familiarity with Apple Mac computers and the Internet would be an advantage. Salary according to experience and qualifications in range £11,000–£13,000. Applications in writing only, with a c.v. and the names of two referees, to Mrs Lynne Morgan, CMRS, St Michael's Hall, Shoe Lane, Oxford OX1 2DP, by Fri. 16 May. For further particulars, write, or fax: Oxford 243740, or e-mail:

College messenger: a vacancy has arisen for a member of the College Messenger Service. The messenger will be employed by Worcester College and will provide a service for Corpus Christi, Pembroke, St Antony's, St John's, Somerville, University, and Worcester Colleges. Further details from the Secretary to the Bursar, Worcester College. Tel.: Oxford (2)78335.

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Houses to Let

Attractive family accommodation, central North Oxford, available July onwards. Victorian house. Sleeps 6–7. Well equipped; quiet; street-parking permit; excellent schools; 15 minutes' walk to city centre, 5 minutes to countryside. Photographs available. £210 p.w. exc. bills. Apply: 123 South Avenue, Abingdon, Oxon.

North Oxford house in quiet street close to city centre and Port Meadow; 3 bedrooms, 1 study/bedroom (sleeps 7), 2 bathrooms; superb large modern kitchen, washer-drier, dish-washer, c.h.; garden with patio, furniture, hammock, and bicycles. Weekly cleaner. Free parking. Available 4–25 Aug. £295 p.w. inc. Tel.: Oxford 513933.

Charming cottage on edge of village 14 miles north-west of Oxford. Double bedroom plus spare bedroom/study. Furnished and equipped to a very high standard. Beams, inglenook fire. South-facing. Very private walled patio garden. Suit caring non-smoking couple. Available from Aug./Sept. Tel.: Oxford 510542.

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.

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.

all of TT 97] 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

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.

Bardwell Road: attractive ground-floor flat in Victorian house in prime North Oxford location. Double bedroom plus study/spare bedroom. Well equipped (dish-washer, etc., linen provided) and attractively furnished. South-facing onto pretty communal gardens. Off-street parking. Suit couple. From Sept. Tel./fax: Oxford 510542.

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.

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.

Small self-contained flat for 1 person; bedroom, sitting-room, bathroom; in Islip, useful for the John Radcliffe; 2 minutes station to Oxford; also bus service. £65 p.w. inc. utilities. References required. Tel.: Oxford 372876.

Pleasant self-contained, furnished ground-floor flat in quiet area of Old Marston. Very convenient for John Radcliffe Hospital and Science Area. Suit non-smoking academic couple. Double bedroom, living- room, bathroom, kitchen/dining-room, covered patio. Own entrance, car space, phone, washing-machine, etc. Use of garden. £100 p.w. inc. c.h. Available now until summer 1998. Tel.: Oxford 241224 (7–10 p.m.).

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Summer Lets

Delightful house, short walk from centre, to let for up to 10 weeks, July–early Oct. Suit visiting academic couple or family. Three bedrooms, 2 reception; sunny patio, lovely garden, off-street parking; handy for supermarket and coach-stop to London. Academic owner, excellent references from past tenants. References required. Tel.: 0171-586 1481, fax: 0171-586 9016.

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.

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:

Summer let in Headington. Large family house, 2 reception rooms, playroom, 3 spacious bedrooms, study/bedroom, large kitchen/dining- room. Beautiful garden veranda, barbecue, hammock. Available 25 July–22 Aug. £250 p.w. We could also let an adjoining one-bedroom self-contained flatlet. Tel.: Oxford 275238 or 69328.

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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.

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:

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

French neuropsychologist university professor and family seek a completely furnished 4- bedroom house, with garden if possible, in Oxford or area, to rent for 2 weeks, 15–31 July. Tel. (contact in London): 0171-935 9150; or in France: 00 33 491 77.55.48.

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:

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.


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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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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

Central North Oxford, 15 minutes' walk from centre, 5 minutes from water meadows: family holiday accommodation for 6–7, in well-equipped attractive Victorian house. Sat. to Sat., £300 p.w. exc. bills. Position as above: studio flat for 2, £180 p.w. exc. bills. Apply: 123 South Avenue, Abingdon, Oxon.

Derbyshire Peak District: bed-and- breakfast in Victorian home offers a warm welcome. Tranquillity, fresh air, birdsong, stunning scenery, Chatsworth nearby, an abundance of activities—and then relax in comfort at the end of the day. One double- bed room and 1 twin-bed room from £20 p.p. per night. Yvonne Wright. Tel.: 01246 582488 or 01246 583323.

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.

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.

Andalucia, Gaucin: house or part to let. Magical medieval white village. Panoramic views from house towards Morocco. Stunning landscape, wonderful butterflies and birds. Walking, golf, fishing and wind-surfing. Visit Ronda, Cordoba, Seville, Granada, Cadiz, Jerez, Morocco. From £95 p.w. Brochure and photos from Dr Campbell. Tel. and fax: Oxford 513935, e-mail:

North Pembs. coast, cottage to let; ideal 2/3 but can sleep more. Stove, books, walks, peaceful surroundings. Reasonable rates. Tel.: 01348 872080.

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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House for Sale

Smart semi-detached house in a popular road in Jericho; first floor: three bedrooms, bathroom; downstairs benefits from a 19 ft 5 ins living-room and separate w.c. Paved courtyard garden and garage with off- street parking. Easy access to centre. In good decorative order. Gas c.h. Tel.: Oxford 552956. n

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