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Etchings and engravings: `Collectors' Choice', offered for sale, mainly from two contrasting private collections. Old Master prints with an emphasis on Mannerism, iconography, religion, and architecture. `Contemporary' British prints acquired through the annual exhibitions of the Royal Society of Painter-Etchers and the affiliated Print Collectors' Club, 1920–40. On exhibition in North Aston over the late May Bank Holiday, and, if still available, at the Olympia Fine Art and Antiques Fair (5–15 June). Fully illustrated catalogue available (£7.50). Also see full-page advertisement in May `Oxford' issue of Apollomagazine. Elizabeth Harvey-Lee, 1 West Cottages, North Aston, Oxon. OX6 3QB. Tel.: 01869 347164.

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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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Oxford Asian Textile Group

Deryn O'Connor, formerly of the Surrey Institute of Art and Design, will lecture on `Guizhou Province, China: further textile encounters', at 6 p.m. on Tue., 20 May, in the Pauling Human Sciences Centre, 58 Banbury Road. Refreshments will be served. Visitors welcome: admission £1.

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Tuition Offered

Classical guitar and clarinet tuition. Any standard. Highly experienced tutor. LRAM, ARCM. Tel.: Oxford 375526.

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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Tuition Sought

Businessman interested in Middle Eastern affairs seeks teacher of Arabic. Aim to reach level to read Arab newspapers. Once weekly intensive lessons envisaged in Oxford if suitable location available. S. Newman, `Seatons', Hinton-in-the-Hedges, Brackley, NN13 5NF.

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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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Situations Vacant

Keston Institute, the research and information centre on religion in the post-Communist world, seeks a Research Assistant for a 3-year research project on the subject `Evolving roles for Orthodox lay believers in Russia, Bulgaria, and Romania'. Qualifications include word-processing skills and a knowledge of at least one of the relevant languages, preferably Russian. Starting salary up to £12,000 depending on skills and experience. Applications by Fri., 30 May, to Dr Philip Walters. Keston Institute, 4 Park Town, Oxford OX2 6SH.

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Houses to Let

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.

Cosy Victorian house in east Oxford; fully furnished and equipped; 3 bedrooms (inc. 1 study- bedroom), fireplace, small garden, patio; 5- minute walk to shops, 15-minute walk to city centre/colleges. Available 1 Sept. 1997–30 June 1998. £700 p.c.m. Tel.: Oxford 798156, e-mail:

Academic couple on sabbatical for one year starting end of Aug. Detached house in Jack Straw's Lane close to the John Radcliffe Hospital (5-minute walk) and 1½ miles from city centre on foot/cycle path through University Parks. Furnished; 4 bedrooms (1 with en-suite and studying area), living- and dining-rooms, large additional breakfast room, study, kitchen, cloakroom; rear garden 165 by 65 ft with summerhouse; front garden 105 by 70 ft; 2 telephone lines; Comtel cable TV; ample parking space. £1,500 p.c.m. Tel.: Oxford 433819.

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.

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.

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

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.

Basement studio flat in St John Street, with off-street parking space. Suit single person. £550 p.c.m., plus bills. Tel.: Oxford 559666.

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.

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.

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.

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Summer Lets

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. £270 p.w. inc. Tel.: Oxford 513933.

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.).

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:

Wolvercote: 2-bedroom Edwardian house, village location—ideally located for Port Meadow—but only 10-minute drive from Oxford centre, fully furnished, available for one month from mid-July. Tel.: Oxford 553297; e-mail:

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Accommodation Offered

North Oxford , within the ring-road: self-contained luxury accommodation, available now; very quiet with lovely views and patio; near convenient bus route; suit visiting academic, single or couple. Regret no children, smokers, or pets. £550 p.c.m. inc. for single, £600 for couple. Tel.: Oxford 515085.

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

Visiting Swiss academic seeks furnished 2-bedroom flat or small house in central Oxford, 16 June–30 Sept. Contact David Coleman, Dept. of Applied Social Studies, Wellington Square. Tel.: Oxford (2)70345, fax: (2)70324, e-mail:

Two- or 3-bedroom houses wanted for Mexican academics visiting the UK with their families for a sabbatical. Needed for 3 months, early June–early Sept., in or near Oxford and in reasonable distance of public transport. Telephone Anne. Tel.: Oxford (2)71587, e-mail:

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 Exchange

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.

Two French academic physicians with 4 children, working in Paris, seek furnished accommodation—flat or house—during a sabbatical year at Radcliffe Hospital, Headington. To exchange for flat located in Vanves, small city close to Paris, near tube station, 25–30 minutes to centre of Paris; faces (south) large public garden, nursery, primary schools; double living-room inc. double bed, 2 bedrooms (bunks), bathroom, kitchen, car-parking. Available Sept. 1997–Aug. 1998. Furnished. Value c. £650–£750 p.m. Tel.: 33 1 4108 9575 (evenings).

Yorkshire Dales/Oxford: 3-bedroom house/flat wanted in Oxford town from mid-Aug. for 1--2 years in exchange for 17th-c. cottage with garage in Upper Wharfedale (ideal for writing, sabbatical, walking); within easy reach Leeds/Bradford airport, Lake District. Tel./fax: 01756 760265.

Wanted during Michaelmas Term (but could begin earlier and extend later), house or small apartment in Oxford preferably convenient to St Antony's, to exchange for small 1½-bedroom condo on the beach in Monterey, California, inc. care of 2 cats; magnificent views, close to downtown, piers, lake, woods, Monterey Institute, Naval Postgraduate School. Write Martin Needler and Jan Black, 4 La Playa, Monterey, CA 93940. E- mail: or

Long vacation: Eleanor Briggs, 54 Rue Magasin, 33000 Bordeaux, France, wants to `swap' with a university or college student with a flat in Oxford, 2 June–11 July (essential) with possible exension to end of Aug. The fully furnished flat is close to the Place de la Victoire, with easy access to train and bus stations; in quiet street, on first floor; living-room with kitchenette alcove and small balcony overlooking inner courtyard; double bedroom, bathroom with shower, basin, w.c.; fridge, electrically heated water. Near university restaurant with economically priced meals. Tel. (France): 5 5691 4115.

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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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Meeting sought to arrange exchange

A professor (Sorbonne) and her husband (CNRS) wish to meet a family in Oxford this summer (1997). The objective: to arrange an exchange for their son in summer 1998. Age: nearly 13 now. Jane Burrett, The Laurels, Wendlebury, Oxon. OX6 8PJ. Tel.: 01869 241823. n

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Holiday Lets

Provence: bed-and-breakfast 30 km from Avignon; newly restored 19th-c. farmhouse; 4 large bedrooms with en-suite bathroom/w.c.; evening meals available. Run by American/English couple. From 390FF 2 persons, breakfast included. Mar./Nov. Tel./fax: 00 33

New Haven apartment: huge, furnished, 1- bedroom apartment, overlooking Yale Campus; very safe, very central, beautiful views. £100 p.w. (neg.). Available 1 July–15 Aug. Tel.: Oxford 557752, or e- mail:

Farmhouse accommodation in beautiful Dordogne countryside between Angoulème and Perigueux. Sleeps 6. Available to rent Aug./Sept. from £130 p.w. Tel.: 01295 780641.

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.

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.

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:

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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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