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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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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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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

Painting in traditional English water- colours with Rebecca Hind. One-week intensive courses for spring and summer; weekly part-time courses thoughout the year. Tel. for brochure: Oxford 340633.

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

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.

Frederick and Sudabeh Hine are Persian carpet merchants in particular and dealers in oriental rugs and runners in general. Visit their gallery/warehouse without notice during business hours 10 a.m.–6 p.m., Mon.–Sat., and you will find everything from show-off antiques to everyday furnishing pieces. Also specialist cleaning and expert conservation repairs. No parking problems. The 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, 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.

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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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Research participants sought

Participants needed: we are looking for healthy men and women to help us with our reseach on appetite, sleep, and mood. If you are aged between 18 and 65, please telephone or write. Participants (AS), Research Unit, Littlemore Hospital, Oxford OX4 4XN. Tel.: Oxford 223130.

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Situations Vacant

Part-time work. Well-spoken and personable student or postgrad (m/f) required for part-time work. Days/hours to suit self, but within normal commercial hours. Must have own telephone; own computer an advantage. Good telephone manner essential and must be able to think quickly on own initiative. Would suit strong but not abrasive personality, good lateral thinker with plenty of common sense and a firm grasp of the obvious. Payment on items completed plus telephone costs. Positively no selling and no dealings with the public. Research and intelligence gathering with established companies, dealing at manager and director level in the engineering and the industrial sectors. We would expect a commitment for several months, so no `one week wonders' need apply. Contact initially by telephone only, followed by c.v. and possible interview. References will be required and taken up. Tel. C.J. Tennant, Oxford 204796 (mornings best, after 8.30 a.m.), or D. Broadfoot, Oxford 249236.

Oxford International Conference and Incentive Travel Organisers: Assistant Conference Manager (full-time) required. We are looking for a highly motivated, lively person to join this small but dynamic company, to assist in the planning and running of conferences and events taking place in Oxford. Experience and qualifications in college, conference, or hotel industry preferably. Word-processing and database computer skills essential. Post available mid-May. Salary from £12,000 p.a. Further details from Catherine Hughes, Oxford International, Summertown Pavilion, Middle Way, Oxford OX2 7LG. Tel.: Oxford 511550, fax: 511570.

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Houses to Let

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.

North Oxford /Summertown: lovely Edwardian terrace, recently renovated; 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 3 TVs, piano, garden with sunny patio/garden furniture. Weekly cleaner. To let July/Aug., min. 4 weeks. £265 p.w. Jean Donegan. Tel.: Oxford 558070.

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

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.

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.

City centre house with view of Thames available for 3 months, mid- June–mid-Sept. Fully equipped, 3 bedrooms (2 double, 1 single), 2 bathrooms, gas c.h., garden, garage. £950 p.c.m. Tel.: Oxford 250462.

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.

Available for short summer/holiday lets from June, short or long-term from Aug./Sept. Charming luxury cottage 14 miles north-west; beams, inglenook fire, country antiques, gas c.h., walled south-facing garden, garage; double bedroom plus second bedroom/study. Tel.: Oxford 510542.

Summer let in Oxford: 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.: Oxford 725193.

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Flats to Let

Large, 1-bedroom ground-floor flat, excellent condition and newly furnished, near Summertown, with off-street parking. Fully equipped kitchen, shower, c.h. Would suit couple or single person. £625 p.c.m. Tel.: Oxford 514340.

Headington Hill: spacious, well-equipped 2-bedroom furnished flat in quiet location convenient for the hospitals and both universities; splendid southerly outlook across parkland; bathroom, separate shower room, 2 w.c.s; garage, gas c.h., entryphone, communal gardens. £700 p.c.m. Tel.: Oxford 515089.

Flatlet to let in Headington. Modern sunny 1-bedroom ground-floor flatlet. Fully equipped, own telephone line, cable TV, share of lovely garden. Suitable for a couple or 2 friends sharing. £120 p.w., inc. Tel.: Oxford 69328.

Stonesfield (Woodstock). Furnished sitting-room and large bedroom available in old stone cottage. Own shower/w.c.; shared access kitchen and bathroom. Fabulous location, Oxford 20 minutes, main rail line 7 minutes, bus service. £65 p.w. inc. gas, electricity, c.h. Tel.: 0171-603 7143 or 01993 898478.

Two-bedroom flat to let (min. 6 months) in Old Marston village. Newly refurbished and furnished with own private entrance and garage; quiet location with easy access to ring-road. £650 p.c.m. Mr Dawson. Tel.: Oxford 712200 (office hours only).

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

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Accommodation Offered

Small room to let Mon.--Fri. for non-smoking female in pleasant house near Hinksey Lake. £40 p.w. exc. telephone. Tel.: Oxford 241693.

North Oxford , within the ring-road: self-contained luxury accommodation available from 1 May. Very quiet with lovely views and patio. Near convenient bus-route. Suit visiting academic, single or couple. Regret no children, smokers, or pets. £600 p.c.m. Tel.: Oxford 515085.

Room to let to mature professional/academic woman in pleasant house in St Clement's. Walking distance all departments or colleges. Share facilities with female owner. £250 p.m. inc. or £200 p.m. weekdays only. Available immediately. Tel.: 01223 552648 (day), or Oxford 250394 (evenings).

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 German academic couple seeks flat or small house in Oxford/Oxford area for about 6 weeks from 1 May. Taking care of garden or flat sharing would be welcome. Tel.: Oxford 770481.

Professional family (2 lawyers, 2 children, and au pair) seeks accommodation to rent or house-sit for 3 months, July--Sept. Oxford references available. North or central Oxford preferred (can be flexible) and 3+ bedrooms needed. All non-smokers. Tel.: Oxford 254216 (office) or 558458 (home).

Retired American university professor and wife seek a reasonably modern and completely furnished 2-bedroom flat or small house for a year beginning any time after 1 July 1997 and ending any time before 31 Aug. 1998. Herbert Goldhor, 39 Maple Court, Champaign, IL 61821, USA. Fax: 217 244 3302, e-mail: goldhor@alexia.lis.uiuc.edu.

American academic family of 4 seeks 2+ bedroom house or flat for any 4-week period 1 June–9 Aug. Can provide Oxford references. Dr Trent Foley, Davidson College, Box 1719, Davidson NC 28036, USA. Tel.: 704 8922263, fax: 704 8922005, e-mail: trfoley@davidson.edu.

Professional family (university employees) seeks 2/3-bed house to rent in North/central Oxford from the end of Apr. for 3–6 months while completing house purchase. Non-smokers, animal lovers, and keen gardeners. Do you have a house (and pets) that need looking after while you are away for several months? Excellent references available. Tel.: Oxford 728738.

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.

House (2--3 bedrooms) required 1 Sept. 1997–30 June 1998 in Oxford/area/local towns for Canadian sabatical family of 4. We are renting our house in Vancouver and know the problems of finding good tenants . . . don't worry, we are! Chris Overall. Fax: 1-604-822-8279, e-mail: overall@unixg.ubc.ca.

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Accommodation Exchange

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.

Visiting curator from the Huntington Library, San Marino, California, seeks house or apartment exchange for wife and 14-year old daughter in London or Oxford, 9 June to 6 July. To be exchanged for small bungalow in convenient South Pasadena, California location 15 minutes by car/bus from the Huntington, 25 minutes from downtown LA. Alan Jutzi. Fax: 818-449-5720, r e-mail: ajutzi@huntington.org.

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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Student Vacation Exchange

17-year-old boy living in Saarbrücken seeks an exchange partner for the summer. The family is bilingual in French and German (the father, who is French, is professor of German at the University of Saarbrücken, and the mother is German), the children go to a French school and the family spends part of the summer in North Germany. The family would also consider a paying guest arrangement. For further information contact Dr Helen Watanabe. Tel.: Oxford 514217, e-mail: helen.watanabe@exeter.ox.ac.uk.

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Holiday Lets

Simple farmhouse accommodation in beautiful Dordogne countryside between Angoulème and Perigueux. Sleeps 6. Available to rent May-- Sept., £130 p.w. Tel.: 01295 780641.

Tarn-et-Garonne: fine old stone house, lovingly restored, many original features, large garden; situated in friendly, rural village with shops, café, and tennis court, within easy reach of Cordes, Albi, Najac, Gaillac. Sleeps 6/8 in comfort. Separate bathroom and shower, up- and downstairs w.c., dishwasher, washing-machine. Good walking, riding, canoeing, and restaurants. Colour photos. Tel.: Oxford 515311.

Tarn, SW France: stunning 200-year-old rose-covered cottage; beamed ceilings, exposed stone walls, terracotta floors; beautifully furnished; sleeps 4; swimming-pool; close Cordes/Albi historical region, vineyards, and markets. Many delighted university clients. Available some weeks in May, June, July, Aug. £425--£700 p.w. Tel./fax English owner: 00 33 563332173.

Provence: villa 22 km from St Tropez; 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, satellite TV, pool, lovely views. Avaialble July and Aug. Tel.: 00 33 494 436 388 or 00 33 494 430 812.

Menabilly, Cornwall: Du Maurier country, 2 miles from Fowey. Come and stay on our traditional working farm, surrounded by wonderful scenery, just half-mile from the coastal path. An ideal place to take things easy, or a central base for touring. Mr and Mrs R. Dunn, Menabilly Barton, near Par, Cornwall PL24 2NT. Tel.: 01726 812844.

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: l.lustgarten@soton.ox.ac.uk.

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.

South of France, Languedoc: village mansion, 2-acre garden, swimming-pool, 30 minutes from Mediterranean; sleeps 15+; available May/June and Sept./Oct., £1,000 p.w. high season, lower prices off- season. Also adjoining 2-bed cottage (£200 p.w.) and 5-bed apartment (£350 p.w.) available throughout the summer. Tel.: Oxford 511065 (day and evening).

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).

Provence: luxury 3-bedroom apartment in 17th-c. château near Lac de St Croix, with views to the mountains of the Gorge du Verdon. Pool, tennis, gardens at the château, sailing, canoeing, wind-surfing, angling on river and lakes close by, wonderful walking, driveable skiing (log fire and heating for winter stays). Available now. Priced for 2–6. Tel.: Oxford 510542.

South-west France: tranquil roof-terraced luxury apartment within tiny walled hill-top medieval village; 2 double bedrooms, excellent bathroom and kitchen; 30-ft south-facing terrace, half-shaded, high above rural valley and completely private. Mrs C. Laird. Tel./fax: 00 33 5 53 70 46 80.

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. for more details and/or brochure: 01295 670320.

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.

Tuscany: Italian language/culture, cookery, wall painting, gilding, ceramics courses, at 17th-c. manor house/garden, medieval hamlet, half-hour from sea/mountains—or if you want simply to relax, try just B.&B. and our home cooking. Mario/Jane. Tel.: 0039 187 47 12 49.

Tuscany, Italy: charming 17th-c. farmhouse in unspoilt mountain village with magnificent views. Spacious accommodation, fully modernised, with lovely garden and swimming-pool. Easy access to Pisa and Florence. Sleeps 8--10. Not available Aug. Tel.: 0181-446 4913.

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House for Sale

Edwardian house, with many original features, in Hill Top Road, with 3 bedrooms, lounge, dining- room, morning room, conservatory, large kitchen/utility, bathroom/w.c., separate downstairs w.c. Attractive gardens. Well located for schools, Oxford and Brookes universities, John Radcliffe and other hospitals, and the city centre. No chain. Tel.: Oxford 815166.

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Flat for Sale or To Let

Elegant, light, airy, 3-bedroom flat in quiet, broad, leafy street in North Oxford, 5-10 minutes from city centre. Central heating, fitted kitchen, period fireplace, carpets and curtains. Attractive garden. On- and off-street parking. Very near shops, bus routes. Urgent sale (purchase of London property depends on it), therefore very reasonable price: £105,000. If not sold immediately, available for rent for about 2 months: £600 o.n.o. p.m. Tel.: 0171-389 2403 (day), or 0171-359 0056 (evenings).

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