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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.

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: OLT@dial.pipex.com.

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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.

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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

Nanny sought: university lecturer seeks nanny, from Jan. 1998, for 4-month-old baby. Would welcome personal recommendations and/or offers of nanny- share with other families. Tel.: Oxford (2)73609 or 553176.

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

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.

Abingdon School (HMC, 780 boys 11–18, boarding and day): honours graduate required to teach, part-time, German and/or French from Sept. Further details and application form from the Headmaster. Abingdon School, Abingdon, Oxon. OX14 1DE.

Keston Institute: bookkeeper/accounts required. Part-time applicants could be considered. Knowledge of Sage accounting package an advantage. Salary £12,000–£14,000, pro rata, depending on age and experience. Further particulars from the Administrator, Keston Institute, 4 Park Town, Oxford OX2 6SH. Tel.: Oxford 311022.

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Houses to Let

Headington, close to hospitals, schools, buses, and shops: 3-bedroom house, separate bath and shower, fitted kitchen, sun-lounge, small garden, garage, telephone, gas c.h., sophisticated burglar alarm, washing-machine, drier, waste disposal unit, refrigerator/freezer. Available at once. £650 p.c.m. Tel.: 01993 881667, fax: 01993 704858.

Attractive small house, Osney Island: 2 bedrooms, open-plan downstairs, gas c.h., piano, garden; handy for colleges, city centre, riverside walks. Available 1 July (or week preceding). £550 p.c.m. exc. bills. Tel.: 01203 715980; during school holidays: 01395 443432.

Four-bedroom house in Islip, large garden, to let from 1 Sept. for 1 or 2 years. Suitable for professional family. Tel.: Oxford 376094 (6–8 p.m.).

House to let from 1 Oct., Grandpont, south Oxford: 4 bedrooms (2 linked), kitchen and dining- room, etc.; small garden. Suit graduate students or university fellow and family. £775 p.c.m. plus bills. Tel.: Oxford 241845 to view.

House to let, 3/4 bedrooms, furnished, Old Marston, excellent access bus/cycle routes to centre; pleasant street; gardens; garage at rear. Available from July. Twelve-month lease preferred. £725 p.c.m. Tel.: 01527 579463.

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.

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: sanjaya.lall@economics.ox.ac.uk.

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). 196] 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: oxford@finders.co.uk; Internet site: http://www.finders.co.uk.

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Flats to Let

Headington: newly converted 1-bedroom flat, available July; kitchen, living-room, large bedroom, en-suite shower-room; fully furnished; c.h.; off-streety parking. Professionals and academics only. £495 p.c.m. Tel.: Oxford 768504.

Overlooking the river: modern 1-bedroom flat with balcony and own under-cover off-street parking; exceptional location, less than 10 minutes' walk from city-centre shops, railway station, coach station, but backing onto large nature reserve. No smoking; no pets. Available from July. Tel.: Oxford 512138.

Very attractive modern, sunny, fully- furnished 1-bedroom flat with door-phone security; own parking, communal gardens and roof terrace, near river meadows, shop, bus, Summertown; available from Sept. £595 p.c.m. Tel.: Oxford 556808.

Delightful first-floor one (double) bedroom mews flat, 7 minutes' walk from Carfax, to let from 1 Oct. South-facing terrace recently built and furnished. £500 p.c.m. plus bills and council tax. Suit visiting lecturer or senior research student. Tel.: Oxford 241845.

Fully-furnished flat, sunny, quiet, self-contained, with balcony and private parking; double bedroom, living-room, hall, kitchen, bathroom, c.h. Banbury Road, half-mile from city centre. £560 p.m. plus council tax (long let only). Tel.: Oxford 557600.

North Parade, Oxford, available 1 Nov.: fully-furnished studio flat with bed-sitting room, shower room, kitchen, use of courtyard; £500 p.c.m. Available 1 Dec.: newly-converted Victorian ice house providing duplex accommodation; fully equipped and furnished to the highest standards; lounge/dining-room, gallery bedroom, bathroom, kitchen; £800 p.c.m. Tel.: Oxford 863219.

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.

Beautifully furnished ground-floor flat, stable conversion, in unspoilt country 10 miles NE of Oxford. Convenient for hospitals, Oxford Brookes, etc. Spacious sitting-room with fireplace, 2 bedrooms, kitchen/dining-room. Use of garden, parking. £495 p.c.m. Moore. Tel.: 01844 238247.

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

Near the river, 5 minutes' walk from the centre: large, spacious, c.h. Victorian house on 3 floors; split-level living-room; dining-room; kitchen with dishwasher, microwave, oven, hob, etc.; 4 bedrooms, large bathroom with w.c. and bidet; separate shower-room with w.c.; pretty, south-facing garden. Available 6 weeks, 18 July–31 Aug., £300 p.w. inc. 4 hours p.w. domestic help, but exc. bills. Tel.: Oxford 725193.

Summer sub-let: small, attractive terrace house in St Clement's (2 minutes from Magdalen Bridge); 1 double, 1 single bedroom. Available 9 July–27 Aug. £150 p.w. (inc. bills) plus deposit. Tel.: Oxford 246158.

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.

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.).

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: Pauline.Linieres@seh.ox.ac.uk.

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Accommodation Sought

House wanted for Sept. and Oct., furnished or unfurnished; 3/4 bedrooms. North Oxford or close. Tel.: Oxford 556094.

Visiting Japanese research fellow and his wife seek self-contained accommodation in Oxford, ideally near the John Radcliffe, for 1, possibly 2, years from Sept. Ideally no more than £550 p.c.m. Tel.: Oxford 222322, e-mail: neurosciences@imm.ox.ac.uk.

Visiting French scientist, her husband, and 3 children, seek self-contained accommodation in Oxford, ideally near the John Radcliffe, 25 Aug.–26 Sept. Tel.: Oxford 222322, e-mail: neurosciences@imm.ox.ac.uk.

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. Write: 37 Bellevue Avenue, Piedment, California, USA 94611; fax: 510 654 2349; e-mail: grugirls@autobahn.org or rgruber@ccnet.com.

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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: bain@physchem.ox.ac.uk.

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.

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

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 Exchange

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. Leave message with Oxford contact, Dr George Fraser: Oxford 226048.

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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: jrs@u.washington.edu (Dr John Stratton); e-mail: cws@u.washington.edu (Dr Carolyn Webster-Stratton).

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Holiday Lets

West Hollywood, CA, 1-bed apartment available June/July. Robert Smith. Tel.: Oxford (2)79379.

Lovely old brick-and-flint cottage available for holiday lets in beautiful Norfolk village of Great Walsingham, close to Blakeney coast; c.h., Rayburn, enclosed garden, parking on green. Sleeps 5 plus cot. Available June/July/Sept./Oct. Tel.: 01223 323496.

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.

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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Exchange sale sought

Summertown: 2-bedroom modern house, 2 baths, independent garage, on private court, for 2- bedroom with garage in Old Headington, Iffley village, Old Kidlington. Prices by contract. Tel.: Oxford 510945. n

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House for Sale

Great Milton: large cottage with 4 bedrooms; large living-room with inglenook fireplace; dining-room and conservatory; 2 bathrooms; kitchen with Rayburn; utility room; large well-stocked cottage-style garden; easy access A40/M40; no onward chain. Guide price £260,000. Dr Good. Tel.: 01844 261026, or 01844 279652 (evening).

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