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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

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

Piano tuition. Cheryl Younie, M.Mus. Piano Performance and Pedagogy, University of Michigan, and formerly teacher and examiner for the Sydney Conservatorium, now welcomes advanced and/or seriously committed pupils in Oxford or Wantage. Emphasis on technique and musicianship through a wide variety of repertoire. Tel.: 01235 861081.

Piano lessons. Very experienced and highly qualified teacher of piano and electronic keyboard has vacancies for pupils. Any level---beginners to diploma standard. Also French tuition---any level. Can travel to your home. Tel. Oxford 776999.

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:

Experienced French teacher offers lessons at all levels, including GCSE, A level, Business French, musical pronunciation, and general conversation. Tel.: Oxford 511105.

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

Word-processing---Word 6 or WordPerfect 6. Manuscripts, articles, theses. Efficient and reliable service. Will collect and deliver locally. Tel. Oxford 777026.

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

A La Carte? Finders Keepers' latest idea to enhance service to their tenants. If you seek a property to rent, call us first. Our 24 Oxford staff are dedicated to offering exceptional service. Finders Keepers, 73 Banbury Road, Oxford OX2 6PE (tel.: 311011, fax: 556993, e-mail:; also 27 St Clement's, Oxford OX4 1DJ (tel.: 200012, fax: 204844, e-mail:; Internet:

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.

Tax advice and accounts preparation. Ex- KPMG Chartered Accountant specialises in assisting academics and other professionals with their tax affairs, inc. self- assessment. Tax returns from £125, accounts from £150. Convenient North Oxford premises with parking. Tel.: Oxford 513381, fax: Oxford 558064.

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, Walton Street, Oxford. Tel.: Oxford 514691, fax: 514010.

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.

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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Situations Vacant

Office manager required for educational foundation in the centre of Oxford (an overseas student programme working with several Oxford colleges). Graduate preferred, ideally about 24--8 with some experience in administration. The manager will report to the president (a senior academic) and supervise a staff of 5. Good prospects for advancement. Salary will probably in the region of £16,000--£20,000 with 5 weeks' vacation a year. Send c.v. to: OSAP, 33--5 George Street, Oxford OX1 2AY.

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Houses to Let

Three-bedroom house in excellent condition with laminated wooden flooring, newly and fully furnished, in New Marston, close to both city centre and Headington. Ideal for professional/academic, for any period of time required. Sharers max. of three persons. Rent £800 p.m. To view, contact Dr Shaei, 48 Blandford Avenue, Oxford. Tel. Oxford 558848.

Old Kidlington. Period house, 3 bedrooms, small garden, furnished. Children welcome. Available immediately. On frequent bus route to Oxford. £700 p.c.m. Tel. Oxford 66830.

Furnished 3-bedroom semi-detached house available for long-term (min. 1 year) let. Newly decorated with hardwood floors, c.h., washer/drier and garden. Situated in cul-de-sac off Iffley village and less than 2 miles from Oxford city centre. £540 p.m. exc. bills. Tel. Oxford (2)72147 (day), or 718909 (evenings).

Beckley: 4-bedroom, 2-bathroom detached house with large garden. Oxford 5 miles, JR 3 miles. Available 21 Dec.--5 Apr. £800 p.c.m. Tel. Oxford (2)72507, or 351641 (evenings); e-mail:

Headington: furnished house, 3 bedrooms, dining-room, sitting-room, bathroom, utility room with w.c., large garden, off-street parking, c.h., washing-machine, telephone. Close to bus stop (no. 15 and 10) and the hospitals. Long let preferred. £640 p.m. Tel. Oxford 62006 (after 6 p.m.), e-mail:

North Oxford , ideally located, newly-furnished Victorian house in Jericho; 2 bedrooms, first-floor bath, conservatory, courtyard garden. Available from Oct./Nov. One year rental at £800 p.m. Tel. Oxford 554507.

Burford: very central 17th-c. cottage; 3 bedrooms, pretty garden. Available now for 6-month let. Suitable for visiting academics. £650 p.c.m. Contact Mr Follett. Tel. Oxford 311006.

Finders Keepers, winners of the UK Best Letting and Management award for the second consecutive year, are dedicated to making it easy for visitors to Oxford to select accommodation. Up-dated, detailed information on the Internet, priority reservation system, welcome food pack, personal service, and much more---call us and you will not need to go elsewhere. Finders Keepers, 73 Banbury Road, Oxford OX2 6PE (tel.: 311011, fax: 556993, e-mail:; also 27 St Clement's, Oxford OX4 1DJ (tel.: 200012, fax: 204844, e-mail:; Internet:

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.

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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Flats to Let

Elegant, light, airy, fully furnished, don's 2-bedroom flat in leafy, quiet street in North Oxford (Summertown). Pretty gardens. Private parking. 5--10 minutes from city centre. Close to shops, library, bus-stop etc. Would suit academic person/couple. Available now for one month or more. Reasonable rent: £580 o.n.o. Tel.: 0171- 389 2403 (day), or 0171-235 8251 (evenings).

Central North Oxford: one-bedroom apartment; 2 bathrooms, lounge, kitchen; well placed for the University and business centre. Best suited to professionals and mature visiting academics. Available for the academic year, £575 p.c.m. Tel. Oxford 516144.

Woodstock Road, 2 miles from city centre: modern, open-plan, ground-floor flat; living-room, double bedroom, kitchen, bathroom; telephone; access to rear garden; car parking; near bus-stop. Available immediately. £475 p.c.m. inc. water rates. Tel. Oxford 557684 (after 6 p.m.).

Available end of Oct.: self-contained flat in Old Headington. Large living-room with kitchenette, double bedroom, bathroom, washing- machine, private entrance. £500/£550 p.c.m. for single/double occupancy, inc. gas c.h. and council tax. Non-smokers preferred. Tel. Oxford 63390.

Brand-new flats from £600 p.c.m. Two beds. Car-parking. Easy access to city centre and ring-road. Premier. Tel. Oxford 792299.

Headington—available mid-Oct.: newly- converted 1-bedroom flat, quiet location, private road; fully furnished; large double bedroom, en-suite shower room, sitting-room, kitchen, c.h., parking facility. Professionals and academics only. £495 p.c.m. inc. of water rates. Tel.: Oxford 68504.

Accommodation Offered

Wolvercote, North Oxford (5 minutes to city centre): superb homes from £850 p.c.m. Premier. Tel. Oxford 792299.

Oxford and Abingdon, fine selection of flats and houses. Premier. Tel. Oxford 792299.

Large room to let in quiet house in Cricket Road. Gas c.h., d.g., off- street parking. Share kitchen and bathroom with one other person. £220 p.c.m. exc. bills. Tel. for appointment to view: Oxford 430595.

Premier are pleased to offer new apartments, ideal for the ring- road and city centre. Also North Oxford homes for careful couples/families. Shared houses often available. Premier. Tel. Oxford 792299.

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

Concert pianist seeks large studio/bedsit/room in central or North Oxford in which to practise and teach. Tel. Oxford 245343.

North Oxford : self-contained 2-bedroom flat required for distinguished senior visiting US professor and wife. Non-smokers. Six months from mid-Jan. 1997. Contact Professor Armitage. Tel. Oxford (2)75299, e-mail:

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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Accommodation Exchange

New York/London exchange: Manhattan apartment (57th Street and 2nd Avenue, 3 blocks from East River, walking distance of Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Centre, Bloomingdale's, etc.); fully equipped and furnished bedroom, bathroom, kitchen, living-room (with sofa-bed and small sofa for child). Excellent security: elevator manned round the clock. Available 15 Apr.--15 May or 23 June--23 July, in exchange for similar flat in central London, close to theatres, galleries, etc. No pets either way (hair allergy) and non-smokers preferred. Tel. Oxford (2)78916.

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Holiday Let

Andalucia: magical medieval village with stunning landscape; house at front of village with unobstructed views past Gibraltar and the Mediterranean to the Rif mountains of Morocco; terraces overhang the campo so that there is a feeling of being in the countryside; top terrace like a beach. Visit Granada, Cordoba, Ronda, Seville, Cadiz, Morocco. House divided into 2 parts. Reduction for long let. Dr Campbell. Tel.: Oxford 513935. 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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