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Memorial Recital

In memoriam Michael Watts, Precentor of Christ Church 1964–81, a performance of Victoria's Requiem in aid of the British Heart Foundation will be given in the University Church of St Mary the Virgin at 8 p.m. on Sat., 19 July. Admission by programme at the door.

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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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Tuition Offered

English for medicine: specialist courses throughout the year for people working or studying in the field of medicine. Designed to increase confidence in work situations. Conversation, grammar, writing, etc.; 30 lessons p.w. The Oxford Academy, 18 Bardwell Road (off the Banbury Road), Oxford. Tel.: Oxford 512174.

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

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

Catering: traditional Greek cooking by professional chef in Jericho: dinner parties, cocktail parties, lessons at home, favourite dishes. No order too small or too large. Pavlos Siskas. Tel.: Oxford 556881.

Proof-reading, editing, summarising, reviewing; translator, interpreter, conversationalist, person to elucidate or enthuse; selecting, ordering, processing, filing, making payments; a thousand quasi- facsimile bibliographical descriptions no problem. These skills from 29B Harpes Road, Oxford OX2 7QJ. Bookseller, editor, bibliographer, teacher recently back from the Antipodes– -c.v. available. Tel.: Oxford 552476.

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

Nanny available; lives in west Oxford; seeks full-time post in central, west Oxford, or Iffley area. Non-driver, non-smoker. Preference for children 0–1 year old. Ten years' experience; excellent references. Tel.: Oxford 794683 (after 7 p.m. or at weekends).

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

Part-time position available working with a team teaching a child with developmental disabilities, in North Oxford. Must be interested in learning behavioural intervention teaching methods. Time commitment 6–10 hours p.w. Pay £5–£7 per hour, depending on qualifications. References essential. Tel.: Oxford 511990 (daytime).

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Houses to Let

Newly renovated Victorian town house on Osney Island: close to city centre, railway station, and riverside walks; fully furnished; 2 bedrooms plus study/bedroom, fitted kitchen, large sitting- and dining- room; gas c.h.; beautiful walled garden. Suitable for couple or small family. £750 p.c.m. Available Sept. for at least one year. Tel.: Oxford 727933.

Available Michaelmas Term: Cotswold stone house recently built in attractive village 8 miles north of Oxford; fully furnished and equipped; sitting- room, dining-room, study, breakfast-room, kitchen; 2 double, 1 single bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, upstairs music room; c.h.; garden and gardener; good village school, shop, bus service to Oxford. Car for hire if wanted. Non- smokers please. £600 p.c.m.; council tax, service costs extra. Tel./fax: 01869 350150.

South Oxford (Grandpont): 3-bedroom Victorian terrace house to let on assured shorthold; quiet central location, third road from Folly Bridge; fully furnished, newly redecorated and carpeted; living- room with french doors to dining-room, bathroom with shower, gas c.h., telephone, washing-machine, garden, downstairs w.c. Tel: 01935 817622.

Marston/Headington: 3-bedroom semi- detached house, well equipped with nice garden, within walking distance of hospital, available 1 Oct. 1997– July/Aug. 1998 or longer. Suitable for small family, non- smokers only. £650 p.c.m. plus bills. Tel. (Germany): 00 49 7851 2961, e-mail: 078512961-0001@t-online.de.

Toot Baldon: detached 4-bedroom house, furnished, with small garden, in very quiet rural setting, 5½ miles (15 minutes) from city centre. Available from 1 Sept. £650 p.c.m. Tel.: Oxford 343323.

Lovely country house in southern Germany to let for 1–4 years, 40 miles south-west of Munich (hourly train-service available); gorgeous scenery, quiet area; furnished, 7 rooms, rustical Bavarian flair, nice garden. £900 p.m. Tel./fax: 00 44 1235 202193 or 00 49 8805 8231 (July/Aug.).

Wolvercote, Oxford: charming and immaculate semi-detached house; c.h.; bathroom and en- suite shower; fully furnished; pleasant garden front and back; quiet area; private parking; immediate access to Port Meadow. Regular bus service to the centre in 15 minutes. No dogs. Long lease. £640 p.c.m. Mrs Briggs. Tel.: 0171-370 0704.

Short-term/holiday lets: comfortable, well-equipped cottages in Witney town centre, 12 miles west of Oxford; excellent bus service into Oxford; sleep 2/6; non-smokers only. Tel.: 01993 703035, fax: 01993 771014.

Smart furnished 4-bedroom detached house, North Hinksey village; all mod. cons.; min. let one week. From £500 p.w. (bills inc.). Tel.: Oxford 245221.

Central Oxford: recently renovated, either furnished or unfurnished, family house to let in Manor Road; 2 reception rooms, study, 4 bedrooms, kitchen, bathroom, cloakroom, small rear garden and off- street parking, within 5 minutes' walk of the Bodleian Library. Ideal for visitor to Oxford with family. Available Sept., £1,000 p.c.m. Tel.: Oxford (2)76356.

For rent mid-Aug. 1997–end June 1998, spacious 6-bedroom furnished detached family home in quiet village (Wheatley); excellent local facilities; Oxford 5 miles, close to A40/M40. £1,600 p.c.m. (no pets or smokers). Chancellors Residential Lettings. Tel.: Oxford 765000, e-mail: estate.agents@chancellors.co.uk.

Osney, Bridge Street: 2½-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., upgraded kitchen, washing-machine, freezer, fridge, new bathroom with electric shower over bath, telephone, TV, garden with patio and seats. Available mid-Aug. for 1 year or longer. £750 p.c.m. Tel.: Oxford 862347.

Woodstock period cottage: quiet location in town centre, close to Blenheim Park; newly refurbished to highest standard; fully furnished; sitting- room/kitchen; 1 double and 1 single bedroom; bathroom with shower and separate w.c.; fitted kitchen units with washer/drier (Hoover), refrigerator, and hob with separate oven (AEG); TV point, telephone, gas c.h.; conservatory area leading to attractive small walled garden. Particularly suitable for visiting academics. Immediate availability. Length of tenancy by agreement. £700 p.m. Tel.: 01993 812639.

East Oxford/Headington: semi-detached house, backing onto South Park; 2 bedrooms, 1 bedroom/study; light and spacious, well-furnished and recently decorated; gas c.h., washing-machine, beautiful garden; off-street parking; 10–15 minutes' walk to university centre, 5 minutes from local shops. Ideal for professional/academic couple or similar. Available 1 Sept. 1997–end June 1998. £700 p.c.m. Tel.: 0141 330 4164, e-mail: nzt@arts.gla.ac.uk.

Luxury barn conversion in Cumnor village, 4 miles west of Oxford; secluded location for short-term rental; large lounge with TV and video, newly fitted kitchen with washing-machine, dish-washer, microwave; shower and drying room; large double bedroom and adjoining bathroom; second bedroom with twin beds; attractively furnished with many antiques. Gas c.h., telephones, off-street parking. £350 p.w. Tel. and fax: Oxford 864690, e-mail: francis4@which.net.

Brand new 3-bed 2-bath house with garage, south Oxford. Easy access city centre. To let on assured shorthold for 6 months min. £700 p.c.m. unfurnished. Available from 21 July. Tel.: 01235 847635.

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.

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.

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Flats to Let

Charming and spacious 2-bedroom, 2-bath North Oxford flat; large kitchen/dining-room, all mod. cons.; beautiful walled garden with swimming pool. To rent for 9 months, Sept.–May, £900 p.c.m. Prof. D. Paroissien. Tel.: Oxford 558904.

Woodstock Road, opposite bus-stop, 2 miles from city centre: ground-floor, modern, open-plan flat; bedroom, living-room, kitchen, bathroom; access to spacious garden; car-parking; available from 1 Sept. for min. of 12-month let. £500 p.c.m. exc. services. Tel.: Oxford 557684.

Self-contained flat in rural location, 15 miles north of Oxford in grounds of manor house; suit postgraduate student, teacher, or writer. Car essential as no public transport. Tel.: 01869 340332.

Southfield Park: 2-bedroom ground-floor furnished flat available from July. Contact Miss S. Whitehead, Ferguson Bricknell & Co. Tel.: Oxford 241814.

Off Iffley Road: sunny garden flat, suit couple; large sitting- /dining-room, kitchen, shower- room/w.c., double bedroom. £550 p.c.m. inc. gas, electricity, council tax. Telephone bill to pay. Available from 10 Aug. for a year or so (would consider Sept. or Oct. to start). Mary. Tel.: Oxford 721194, or 222322 (day), e-mail: neurosciences@imm.ox.ac.uk.

Basement studio-flat in Victorian house just south of Summertown. Own access through patio- garden. Fully furnished and newly redecorated, with fully tiled shower-room, modern kitchenette, own telephone line, gas c.h., washer/drier if needed. To let from Sept. £340 p.c.m., inc. c.h. Tel.: Oxford 511500.

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.

Spacious well-equipped 2-bedroom modern furnished flat, with garage, etc., to let; North Oxford, near Cutteslowe Park and buses to city centre. Available from late Sept. £625 p.m. Tel: Oxford 553100, e- mail: gittins@stats.ox.ac.uk.

Headington Hill: spacious, well-equipped 2-bedroom flat in quiet location, convenient for hospitals and both universities; splendid southerly outlook across parkland; bathroom, shower-room, 2 w.c.s; c.h., entry-phone, garage, communal gardens. Available 1 Aug. £700 p.c.m. Tel.: Oxford 515089.

Woodstock Road, within walking distance of Summertown shops: modern purpose-built first-floor flat; d.g.; fully carpeted; individual gas c.h.; fully furnished and equipped; 2 double bedrooms, study, dining- room or third bedroom (single), large living-room, kitchen/diner, one large bathroom, gardens all round on ground floor, parking space, most modern conveniences. £795 p.m. Available 1 July for academic year or longer. Tel.: Oxford 515301.

Flat to rent from end Aug. (long let only); modern decor and furnishings, one double bedroom, living-room, kitchen, bathroom, c.h.; all facilities; private parking; quiet Banbury Road location. Half-mile from city centre. Non-smoker. £560 p.m. plus council tax. Tel.: Oxford 511628.

Central North Oxford: two 2-bedroom spacious apartments of high standard, 1 and 2 bathrooms, lounge, kitchen; well-placed for the University and the business centre. Best suited to professionals or mature visiting academics. £675 and £720 p.c.m. Available early July. Tel.: Oxford 516144.

Large Edwardian second-floor flat, Woodstock Road, 10 minutes to city; 23-ft bedroom, lounge same; large bathroom, separate shower cubicle; dining- room; kitchen with microwave, washing-machine, gas cooker. Lovely view of St John's sports ground. Suitable academics only. Available 29 Sept. 1997–31 May 1998. £500 p.m. Tel.: Oxford 553094.

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Summer Lets

Off Iffley Road: sunny garden flat, suit couple; large sitting- /dining-room, kitchen, shower- room/w.c., double bedroom. £127 p.w. inc. all bills except telephone. Available 10 Aug.–end Sept. Mary. Tel.: Oxford 721194, or 222322 (day), e-mail: neurosciences@imm.ox.ac.uk.

Central North Oxford: attractively furnished family house in Southmoor Road, a quiet street 15 minutes' walk from city centre and 5 minutes from the countryside; 3 bedrooms (2 double, 1 single), sleeps 5; 2 bathrooms; double reception; superb kitchen/dining-room with dish-washer; gas c.h.; washing-machine and drier, TV, video, 3 telephones; lovely garden with tables, chairs, hammock; bicycles. Free parking. £275 p.w. inc. weekly cleaner, gas, and electricity. Available 4–31 Aug. Dr J. Reynell. Tel.: Oxford 513933.

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Accommodation Offered

Large room to let in quiet country house, near Abingdon (10 miles from Oxford), with use of kitchen; spacious garden. On bus route to Oxford. Didcot station 2 miles. £260 p.c.m. Tel.: 01235 848356 (evenings/weekends).

Wanted: house-sitter required for 2 weeks in Aug. in beautiful Oxfordshire near Burford; comfortable Cotswold stone barn conversion and smallholding in a rural position. Applicant would require own transport. Duties to inc. feeding and general care of wide variety of both domestic and farm animals, taking about 2 hours per day. Suitable applicants could ride the horse if they wish. Occasional grass-mowing and plant- watering as needed. Tel.: 01993 822479 (after 6 p.m.).

North Oxford : room to let in attractive terrace house near the canal and Port Meadow. Share kitchen, bathroom, garden. Gas c.h., washing-machine, good bus service or easy cycle ride to the University. Must be a cat-lover/non-smoker. Vegetarian a bonus. Suit a male graduate or research worker. References and deposit required. Rent £250 p.c.m. plus bills. Available from Oct. (possibly earlier). Tel.: Oxford 513465.

Bed-and-breakfast available in the comfortable home of a semi- retired academic couple in exclusive, leafy, central North Oxford; within easy walking distance of the city centre and all main university buildings; a stone's throw from the river, parks, excellent pubs and restaurants and a 9–9 corner shop. All rooms have colour TV, microwave, tea- and coffee-making facilies. Refrigerators available. Very moderate terms. Tel. and fax: Oxford 557879.

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Accommodation Sought

Visiting American professor and wife (non-smokers) seek furnished house or flat to rent in central Oxford for a.y. 1997-8 (1 Oct.-30 June). Local references provided on request. Contact Charles Shaw, Assistant Registrar, University Offices. Tel.: Oxford (2)70036, e-mail: charles.shaw@admin.ox.ac.uk.

Studious professional male (39), allergic to pop music, seeks long- term lodgings in Oxford. Tel.: 0410 407368.

Responsible, mature woman would like to house-/animal-/child- /granny-sit, in exchange, or part, simple self-contained accommodation, not en famille. Short or long periods from Oct. 1997 to end Apr. 1998. All suggestions studied. References available. Ineson, St Julien d'Arpaon, 48400 Florac, France. Tel.: 00 33 04.66.45.14.63.

Third-year D.Phil. seeks house-sitting arrangement, Sept.–Dec. Previous experience. Quiet, studious. Excellent references. E-mail: playmail@aol.com.

D'Overbroeck's College is looking for good family and self-catering accommodation in North Oxford for A-level students to start 1 or 8 Sept. We pay excellent rates and offer an efficient service. If you would like further information or think that you can help, please telephone. Tel.: Oxford 310000.

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.

Jan.–June/July 1998: University of California professor and wife seek quiet house or flat in central or North Oxford. Non-smokers, tidy, references provided. Tel. Oxford contact, G.R. Fraser: 226048; write Professor E.B. Hook, Warren Hall, MC 7360, University of California, Berkeley, California, 94720- 7360, USA; tel./fax: 510 642 4790; e-mail: ebhook@socrates.berkeley.edu.

Canadian academic couple, on sabbatical leave in Oxford, seek furnished 2-bedroom house or flat, Nov. 1997–June 1998. No children, non-smokers. Local references available. E-mail: G.R.Davis@usask.ca.

Single mature professional seeks flat or small house in North Oxford or Headington from mid-July, preferably unfurnished. Tel.: Oxford 311901.

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.

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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Holiday Lets

Rome: top-floor furnished penthouse flat, 3 rooms, in lovely residential area 15 minutes from centre. To rent immediately—July, Aug., Sept., Oct.—also short lets. Tel.0171-387 3006.

Greek islands: apartments available on the beautiful island of Skopelos, a short walk from the beach, from £98 p.p. p.w. Also late availabilities for traditional villas and cottages. Tel./fax for brochure: 00 30 424 23057 (24 hours).

Available for 6 months, Oct.–Mar., delightful, former gamekeeper's cottage on south Cornish coast near Fowey. Complete seclusion amid deep woodland with sea and coast within 500 yards. Fully furnished and well equipped. Ideal for writing/contemplation/retreat. £275 p.c.m. Tel.: 01726 815432.

Sympathetically restored traditional Cretan town house in heart of old Rethymnon; fully equipped, inc. TV, automatic washing- machine, patio with barbecue, and library with English novels; sleeps 4 (1 double, 1 twin); very quiet location with view of the Fortress but close to bus station, shops, beaches. £250 p.w. Tel./fax: 01274 869505 or 00 30 831 56525.

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. Brochure and photos from Dr Campbell. Tel. and fax: Oxford 513935, e-mail: l.lustgarten@soton.ac.uk.

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House for Sale

Witney—Newland Mill area. One careful owner since new (Sept. 1981). Four floors; 4 bedrooms; 2 bathrooms plus w.c.; living room 12 by 21 feet plus similar semi-basement room; fitted kitchen; garage; conservatory 12 by 8 feet; patio; summer-house; mature gardens with numerous bushes and trees, and raised pond; rear south-western aspect over fields; abundant wildlife; parking for 4/5 cars. Overall plot size 33 by 152 feet (average). Two minutes from no. 100 bus (every 10 minutes), easy walking to shops. Crime-free area. £155,000—no chain involved. Most furniture for sale by separate agreement. Chris Bradley, Proctors' Office. Tel.: Oxford (2)77223/(2)70090, or 01993 703112 (evenings).

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Land for Sale

Two substantial building plots for sale later in the summer (subject to granting of planning permissions). Wooded location in the Chilterns within 5 miles of M40, junction 6. For further details from the agents when available write to Richard Lawrence. No callers. 93 Bainton Road, Oxford OX2 7AG.

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Car for Sale

1996 (N reg.) Ford Mondeo LX 2.0 Estate, dark blue/green; excellent condition—full service history; 16,500 miles; power windows, remote locking, power steering, immobiliser, factory-fitted sun-roof, tinted windows, luggage rack, dual airbags, radio/cassette player. £10,400. For information, telephone Rick. Tel.: Oxford 222347, or 762843 (after 6 p.m.). n

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