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Oxford Art Society Associates Lectures

The Oxford Art Society Associates Lectures are held on Mondays twice during each term in the Headley Theatre, the Ashmolean Museum. Wine 5.15 p.m., lecture 5.45 p.m. Lecturers this year include Professor Francis Haskell on `Venetian art and English collectors of the 17th and 18th centuries' and Professor Philip Steadman on `Vermeer and the camera obscura'. Annual subscription £15. Further information from the Hon. Sec. Tel.: Oxford 558603.

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Oxford Asian Textile Group

Betsy Sterling Benjamin will lecture at 5 p.m. on Wed., 29 Jan., in the Pauling Centre for Human Sciences, 58 Banbury Road. Subject: `Buddha's cloth: the history of Japanese resist textiles'. Visitors welcome—£1. Tel.: Oxford 554281.

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Bodleian Shop

Bodleian Shop: you will find many bargains and special prices during Jan. and Feb. and, of course, all our popular stock items such as the Bodleian Bookrest, the `Opie' jolly jotter-pads, and the Shakespeare note pad. Note: reduced opening hours from Jan. until the end of Mar.: Mon.--Fri. 9 a.m.--5 p.m., Sat. 9 a.m.--12.30 p.m.

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Tuition Offered

Oxford Brookes Language Services will be holding the following courses in 1997: French language weekend, 15–16 Feb.; French A-level revision weekend, 15–16 Feb.; Italian language weekend, 12–13 Apr.; Japanese for the hospitality industry, 4–5 Apr.; survival language for holiday- makers—evening courses. Further details from Marion Fry, Oxford Brookes Language Services, Oxford Brookes University, Wheatley Campus, Oxon. OX33 1HW. Tel.: Oxford 485808.

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

Tax advice and accounts preparation. Ex- KPMG Chartered Accountant specialises in assisting academics and other professionals with their tax affairs, including self-assessment. Tax returns from £125, accounts from £150. Convenient North Oxford premises with parking. Tel.: Oxford 513381, fax: 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, Great Clarendon Street, Oxford. Tel.: Oxford 514691, fax: 514010.

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: oxford@finders.co.uk); also 27 St Clement's, Oxford OX4 1DJ (tel.: 200012, fax: 204844, e-mail: stclements@finders.co.uk); Internet: http://www.finders.co.uk.

Editing service offered by local Oxford social studies D.Phil., formerly on national financial daily. Also experienced copy-editor of longer manuscripts. Can convert abstruse or clumsy language into clear, elegant writing. Economics, history, politics, sociology refined. Tel.: 01993 832092, e-mail: 100555.132@compuserve.com.

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Domestic Services

Nursery place available: a short-term place is available for a 3– 5-year-old child at the University's Bradmore Road nursery from mid- Jan. to late Mar. For more details contact Andrew Schuller. Tel.: Oxford 267650 (day), or 556415 (evening).

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Situations Vacant

St Clare's, Oxford---required as soon as possible, a well-qualified tutor of Croatian to prepare a student for the International Baccalaureate. Applicants should be native speakers who are able to teach literature in their mother tongue. 1½--2 hours p.w. Send c.v. and covering letter to Mrs C. Gospel, Head of Languages, as soon as possible. St Clare's, Oxford, 139 Banbury Road, Oxford OX2 7AL. Tel.: Oxford 552031.

Oxford University Student Union: two part-time vacancies available immediately, for term-time only: office clerk (2 days, Tue., Fri.)— 12 hours p.w.; services clerk (4 afternoons p.w.)—13 hours p.w. Please apply in writing with current c.v. to the Administrative Secretary. Oxford University Student Union, 28 Little Clarendon Street, Oxford OX1 2HU.

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Volunteer sought

Volunteer sought for University Alumni Office. `Crossed Quills' is a pen club for Oxford graduates who wish to write to other Oxonians around the world. A volunteer is sought to run this service. The office uses MS Word 6 for Windows and a basic knowledge of this software will be necessary. A few hours' work 3 or 4 times a year is required. Contact Margaret Whitehouse. Tel.: Oxford (2)78128, fax: (2)78180.

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Houses to Let

Charming cottage on edge of village 12 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. Garage. Suit caring non- smoking couple. Tel./fax: Oxford 510542.

Spacious 2-bedroom house in east Oxford, available for rent from the middle of Feb. for up to 2 years. Very comfortable, nicely furnished, and easy to maintain. Sitting-room, open to large kitchen, separate study/office; c.h., washing-machine, garden, etc. Very well positioned for town and east Oxford shops. Ideal for academic/professional couple. £595 p.c.m. Tel.: Oxford 726099.

Bardwell Road, North Oxford: large Victorian family house; 5 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 3 reception rooms, delightful garden. Close to the Dragon School. Available now. £2,750 p.c.m. Finders Keepers. Tel.: Oxford 311011, e-mail: oxford@finders.co.uk.

Osney Island (walking distance from city centre, etc.), light and charming 2-bedroom house; 2 reception rooms (or extra double bedroom and one reception), gas c.h., unfurnished or partly furnished (negotiable). To let for 6 months in first instance, £645 p.c.m. Tel.: Oxford (2)78913 (day), or 510558 (evening).

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: oxford@finders.co.uk); also 27 St Clement's, Oxford OX4 1DJ (tel.: 200012, fax: 204844, e-mail: stclements@finders.co.uk); Internet: http://www.finders.co.uk.

Beautiful period family house in Old Kidlington (5 miles Oxford city centre); 4 bedrooms, bathroom, large farmhouse kitchen, large sitting-room, garden, c.h. Available mid-Jan. £900 p.c.m. Tel.: Oxford 513816 (office hours), or 842103 (evenings and weekends).

Short-term accommodation. Comfortable cottages in Witney, 12 miles west of Oxford. Fully furnished and well equipped. Frequent bus service to Oxford. Sleep 2/6. £695 p.c.m. or £195 p.w. Non-smokers only. Tel.: 01993 703035, fax: 01993 771014.

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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House available to let or for sale

Beckley: Oxford 5 miles, John Radcliffe 3 miles; 3-bedroom unfurnished bungalow to let or for sale. Idyllic rural position near village church. Available now. Rent £850 p.c.m. Tel.: Oxford 351734.

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Flats to Let

Charming flat to rent in Islip, suitable for a professional couple or single person—not for sharing. Tel.: Oxford 376094 (6–8 p.m.).

Old Kidlington: exceptional family home in wing of country house. Spacious living accommodation; 4 bedrooms, large living-room with fire, huge kitchen with Aga. Available Feb., £950 p.c.m. Finders Keepers. Tel.: Oxford 311011, e-mail: oxford@finders.co.uk.

Flat at Butler Close available from end of Jan. for approx. 1 year. Sunny, south-facing maisonette comprises 2 bedrooms (the smaller one may alternatively be used as a study), living/dining-room, kitchen, bathroom, private garage. Completely modernised and comfortably furnished. Would suit visiting academic/couple. Rent in the region of £600 p.m. Tel.: Oxford 510514.

North Oxford , fully-furnished 1-bedroom flat overlooking water meadows: sitting-room with telephone and fax, kitchen with washing- machine and tumble-drier, shower/bathroom. Parking facility. Available immediately. £550 p.m., exc. council tax. Tel.: Oxford 736231.

Central North Oxford: spacious modernised flat, off Woodstock Road; double bedroom, living-room, bathroom, kitchen with dish-washer and washing-machine; gas c.h. Available mid-Jan. Tel.: Oxford 557113.

Summertown, Woodstock Road, 200 yards from shopping. One large bedroom second floor furnished flat, kitchen, bathroom, c.h., telephone. Very attractive, lots of storage space. Available on 1 Feb. (Sorry for previous autumn advertisement when the flat failed to become vacant.) Low rent of £260 p.c.m. all inc. (except water heater) for quiet and responsible long-term single tenant. Must be non-smoker and references will be required. Write or telephone to Dr S.L. Altmann, Brasenose College, Oxford OX1 4AJ. Tel.: Oxford 558406.

Central North Oxford, 10 minutes from city centre: two delightful and very comfortable flats in quiet, civilised family house: (1)—available now: large double bedroom, single bedroom, drawing-room, kitchen, bathroom; (2)—available Mar.: large double bedroom, drawing-room, kitchen, bathroom. Off-street parking, garden. Regret no children or pets. Tel.: Oxford 52400.

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Accommodation Offered

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.

Study bedrooms available in woodland setting on Hinksey Hill. Well-maintained communal areas and use of swimming pool in summer. Parking. Rent £275 p.c.m., inc. council tax and utilities. No agency fees. Finders Keepers. Tel.: Oxford 311011, e- mail: oxford@finders.co.uk.

Second person required to share pleasant, comfortable 3-bedroom house in North Oxford; close to town centre, colleges, Port Meadow, etc. All mod. cons., gas c.h., garden. Non-smoker only. Rent £350 p.c.m. plus share of bills. Tel.: Oxford 557017.

Rooms to let, full board or self- catering, North Oxford, close to town. Prefer short stay or extended. Full board £67.50, rooms only £45. Tel.: Oxford 511657.

Premier: properties to rent all over the city, from £500 one-bed properties to £700 p.c.m. luxury apartments and £1,000 p.c.m. family houses. Tel.: Oxford 792299, fax: 798087.

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Accommodation Offered to Rent or Exchange

Oxford--Berkeley house exchange: attractive family house in convenient location offered in exchange for similar in Berkeley area, July--Dec. 1997; 3 bedrooms, all appliances, south-facing garden; non-smokers; car exchange possible. Tel.: Oxford 726919, e-mail: p.haves@lboro.ac.uk.

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Accommodation Sought

Political scientist visiting from Germany with spouse and two small children seeks furnished house or flat to rent from Jan./Feb. for 9 or 10 months. Must be near University. Herbert Dittgen. Tel. (USA): 619 550 0345, fax: 619 534 6447, e-mail: hdittgen@weber.ucsd.edu.

Mature third-age male, Law, Politics, and European Studies, engaged in Oxford-based project, seeks suitable ambience for desk research, reflection, writing, whilst undertaking responsibility for a home, inc. pets, during owner's absence for extended period. Not a `green- fingered' person, used to supervising domestic staff. Will ensure household maintained meticulously. Accident-free car owner. Prefer town house, however compatibility with owner and house more important. References available. Tel.: Oxford 740519, tel./fax: 742455.

d'Overbroeck's is now looking for more good family and self- catering accommodation from Jan. for A-level students. Excellent rates and efficient service. Please telephone if you think you can help or would like more information. Tel.: Oxford 310000.

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 Sought to Rent or Exchange

Academic couple attached to University of Texas Program at Brasenose College seek furnished house or two-bedroom flat in central Oxford from 12 July to 15 August. Alternatively, we are willing to exchange our house for that period. Contact Elizabeth Cullingford: English Department, University of Texas, Austin, Texas 78712. Fax: 512-482-9339; e-mail: eifk561@uts.cc.utexas.edu.

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Holiday Lets

19th-c. cottage near Woodstock with 2 bedrooms and 2 studies. Large living-room with wood- burner. Shower-room and bathroom. Available now until 20 April. Rent £750 inc. council tax and cleaner. Finders Keepers. Tel.: Oxford 311011, e-mail: oxford@finders.co.uk.

Provence: luxury 3-bedroom apartment in 17th-c. château. Swimming- pool, tennis, river, lakes, sailing, wind-surfing, fishing, wonderful walking in magnificent scenery. Near Lac de St Croix and Gorge du Verdon. Year-round lets (heating, log fires, driveable skiing). Wonderful sabbatical retreat. Tel./fax: Oxford 510542.

Lake Garda—Dolomites, near Riva- del-Garda in peaceful hillside villa with spectacular mountain panorama, self-contained accommodation for two, May–Oct. Separate garden entrance with patio; private facilities; £45–£55 p.n. Excursions to the Dolomites, Trento, opera at the Arena Verona. Botanic gardens. Wine tastings. Tel./fax: 0039 464 518559 or 0171-987 5604 (English spoken).

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Houses for Sale

Fascinating St Clement's property, currently a boutique, c.1820, on 3 floors with basement. Many charming features: iron range, exposed beams, original fireplaces, stone-flagged cellarage covering area of house. Period front door and window on street to 2 large rooms and pretty stairs, landing, parlour, kitchen with Belfast sink, stairs, double bedroom, landing and new bathroom; loft. Each room has gas, for installation of c.h. Plenty of scope for further improvements. Situation: quaint village-like community with small eateries and interesting shops on direct route to London yet close to colleges. £93,000 negotiable. Tel.: Oxford 727037.

Attractive semi-detached house in Headington. Sought-after location close to shops, schools, and buses to city centre and London. Four bedrooms (inc. loft conversion), spacious through-lounge, d.g. bay windows, kitchen/breakfast-room with utility area, gas c.h.; 90-ft. rear garden, garage. Offers in region of £120,000. Tel.: Oxford (2)77015/(2)74443 (day), or 63284 (evenings and weekends); e-mail: ppb@bodley.ox.ac.uk.

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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Flat for Sale

Spacious south-facing studio flat in co- ownership housing scheme (Ritchie Court, North Oxford); living area approx. 16 by 12 ft., bed recess 9 by 9 ft. inc. fitted wardrobes, fitted kitchen 9 by 9 ft., hall, bathroom, and walk-in cupboard. Facilities inc. restaurant, guest rooms, and laundry. Tel.: Oxford 510334.