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One World Fair

Oxford's sixth annual One World Fair, `a fair for fair trade', will be held in Oxford Town Hall on Saturday, 19 October, 10 a.m.--4.30 p.m. Presented by the Oxford Oxfam Group and other agencies concerned with development and the environment, in association with the Oxford and Swindon Co-operative Society. Admission free.

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Oxford University Museum of Natural History

Early birds can help to save the Dodo Pad Diary (£8.50), now in its 31st year, from extinction. Meanwhile, Richard Bawden's dodo tea-towels (£3.75) continue to thrive and are joined by exclusive new wooden dodo key-rings (£1.99) and children's coat-hooks (£5.75—dinos and dolphins too). Also, in association with the Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition, cards, calendars, posters, diaries, address books, and the Nature Photographer's Handbook. Museum and shop open Mon.–Sat., 12 noon–5 p.m. Admission free.

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Oxford Humanists

Oxford Humanists meet regularly to discuss a wide range of topical social and moral questions from a non-religious viewpoint. For details and current programme, contact Jean Woodman, 57 Delbush Avenue, Oxford OX3 8EA. Tel.: Oxford 60520.

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Folk-dance Group

Oxford International Folk-dance Group meets on Wed. throughout the year at 8.15 p.m. on St Giles' church hall, 10 Woodstock Road. All are welcome. The dances (mostly line and circle) are drawn from the authentic folk- traditions of countries such as Greece, Romania, Bulgaria, Israel, Turkey, and Armenia. Most dances are undemanding and easily learned; neither a partner nor experience are needed. For more information call David Mowat. Tel.: Oxford 310216.

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Journey-share sought

Do you commute from Birmingham to Oxford? I'm looking for someone to share the cost and perhaps the driving, too. Please ring me, Dr M.J. Kooy, in Birmingham, or drop me a note at Corpus Christi College. Tel.: 0121-454 1301.

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Tuition Offered

Sunningwell School of Art offers a wide range of daytime and evening classes in drawing, painting, sculpture, pottery, and history of art. After school and Saturday morning workshops for children aged 5–18 years. The Old School, Sunningwell, Abingdon, Oxon. OX13 6RD.

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.

Piano tuition. Cheryl Younie, M.Mus. Piano Performance and Pedagogy, University of Michigan, and formerly teacher and examiner for the Sydney Conservatorium, now welcomes advanced and/or seriously committed pupils in Oxford or Wantage. Emphasis on technique and musicianship through a wide variety of repertoire. Tel.: 01235 861081.

The Alexander Technique can help relieve stress and tension. Jan Steele, BA, and Janet Sherbourne, MA, both STAT qualified teachers of the Technique, offer lessons in Oxford. Please telephone for brochure and further information. Tel.: Oxford 770272.

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Services Offered

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.

Carpentry, joinery, fitted cupboards, doors, etc., undertaken. Prompt, efficient, and sympathetic service at competitice prices. R.H. Sprot. Tel.: 01869 345060.

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.

Get a headstart with your research project. Let me do bibliographic searches on the Internet and if need be in person I will present you with documented (so you know where I searched and what keywords I used), printed lists to choose from. Refs. available. D. Hermans. Tel.: Oxford (2)89104.

Counselling/Psychotherapy. British Association for Counselling Approved Member, Accredited Counsellor (Oxford graduate, 1959, woman working in North Oxford) offers counselling/psychotherapy. Fee normally £25 per session. Some concessionary places. Tel.: Oxford 554438.

Frederick and Sudabeh Hine, Persian carpet importers. Dealers in hand-made eastern rugs and runners generally. We sell only the genuine article and at prices which are at probably the lowest anywhere for comparable quality. Visit our warehouse and browse undisturbed. Home trial and exchange. Free buyer's guide for all new customers. Usual opening hours: 10 a.m.–6 p.m., Mon.–Sat. Old Squash Court, 16 Linton Road, North Oxford. Tel./fax: Oxford 559396.

Furniture: individual pieces and fitted furniture designed and made by Richard Kay and Piers Roberts from local workshops. From tables, chairs, cabinets, desks, to fitted bedrooms, kitchens, studies. For the home, office, or garden. Tel.: 01844 238112.

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

Beech Tree Nursery School at Rye St Antony School: set in idyllic surroundings on Headington Hill; places for boys and girls from 2½ to 5 years old. Tel. for further information: Oxford 62802/229215, fax: 63611.

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Situations Vacant

Personal assistant/secretary required for busy academic; part-time; person with good secretarial skills, inc. computer/word-processing skills (Word for Windows) and ability to drive a car; knowledge of French and accounting advantageous; non-smoker preferred. Salary negotiable. Tel.: Oxford 557932.

Office manager required for educational foundation in the centre of Oxford (an overseas study office working with several Oxford colleges). Graduate preferred, ideally about 24--8 with some experience in administration. The manager will report to the president (a senior academic) and supervise a staff of 5. Good prospects for advancement. Salary will probably in the region of £16,000--£20,000 with 5 weeks' vacation a year. Send c.v. to: OSAP, 33--5 George Street, Oxford OX1 2AY.

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Houses to Let

North Oxford : 3/4-bedroom house, modern kitchen, gas c.h., lock-up garage, garden, 2 miles north of city centre in quiet location. Available 1 Nov. Tel.: Oxford 310844 (evenings).

North Oxford house available from 20 Oct. Modern, furnished, well-equipped house with 3 bedrooms, maintained garden and easy parking. Suit non-smoking family or sharers. £680 p.c.m. Tel.: Oxford 512816.

North Oxford , Wolvercote (Meadow Prospect), immaculate 2/3-bedroom semi-detached house; fully furnished; en-suite shower; on Port Meadow; two gardens; off-street parking; washer/drier; on bus line (15 minutes to city centre). No pets. Long lease preferred. Available early Nov., £640 p.m. Mr Brugger. Tel.: Oxford 556017.

Three-bedroom house in excellent condition with laminated wooden flooring, newly and fully furnished, in New Marston, close to both city centre and Headington. Ideal for professional/academic, for any period of time required. Sharers max. of three persons. Rent £800 p.m. To view, contact Dr Shaei, 48 Blandford Avenue, Oxford. Tel. Oxford 558848.

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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.

Cottage to let on Old Boar's Hill, 4 miles from Oxford; 3 bedrooms; c.h. plus Aga; fully equipped; large, natural garden in peaceful surroundings. Tel.: Oxford 735318 or 00 39 444 324729.

North Oxford house-sit from 1 Nov. Quiet street about a mile from Carfax. Fully-furnished house with dedicated staff; 1 bedroom, study, bath, kitchen-cum-solarium, garden; includes utilities except phone/taxes; daily newspaper, dairy delivery; parking permit can be arranged. Prefer single, visiting fellow, or mature, married couple. Non-smokers only. With regrets, no children or pets. £850 p.m. Tel.: Oxford 559029.

Witney: period cottages, 2/3-bedroom, fully furnished and well equipped. Short, i.e. weekly lets and longer lets up to 6 months. No smokers or pets. Good bus service to Oxford. Tel.: 01993 703035, fax: 01993 771014.

Attractive converted barn with pretty garden in quiet village 10 miles west of Oxford. Fully furnished. Large galleried living-room. Study. Kitchen/breakfast room. 4 bedrooms (2 en-suite). Cleaning and some gardening included. Viewable and available for 1 year from 23 Sept. £1,250 p.c.m. Tel.: 0171-402 4330 (answer-phone).

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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Flats to Let

Norham Road: delightfully situated in central North Oxford and close to the University Parks, a 2- bedroom first-floor flat with garage and car-parking. Enjoys open views yet close to city centre. To let furnished, £695 p.c.m. Tel.: Oxford 244089.

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Accommodation Offered

House-share with professional female: double bedroom available in furnished 2-bedroom period cottage in Witney (Oxford 12 miles); house includes garden, 2 reception (working fireplace), large bathroom, gas c.h., exposed beams and stone walls, private parking. £275 p.c.m. (some bills included). Non-smoking female professional preferred. David. Tel.: Oxford 784010.

Mon.–Fri. accommodation: charming c.h. cottage in central Headington, 2 miles from central Oxford: large comfortable room, desk and storage. Non-smoker, share with 2 professionals. Short walk to hospitals, Brookes, and buses. £60 p.w. plus expenses. Danny. Tel.: Oxford 483985 or 60473, e-mail: 91443638@brookes.ac.uk.

Premier are pleased to offer new apartments, ideal for the ring- road and city centre. Also North Oxford homes for careful couples/families. Shared houses often available. Premier. Tel. Oxford 792299.

Bed-and-breakfast available in the comfortable home of a semi- retired academic couple in leafy, exclusive central North Oxford. Within easy walking distance of all main university buildings, town centre, parks, river, excellent pubs and restaurants. All rooms have colour TV, tea- and coffee-making facilities, microwaves. Very moderate terms. Tel.: Oxford 557879.

Alternative medicine centre. Space available. Therapy and treatment rooms. Consulting and counselling rooms. Every facility. Very moderate rates. Central North Oxford. Tel. for further details: Oxford 54326 (9 a.m.–12 noon). n

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Accommodation Sought

Professional non-smoking male (30) seeks short-term accommodation in Headington, Mon.–Fri., while house purchase is in progress. Tel.: 01684 592 413.

Studio, flat-let, or double bedsitting-room sought; self-contained; c.h., sunny, quiet; long let; North area. Tel.: Oxford 552452.

Visiting academic and family seek 3–4- bedroom furnished house in central or North Oxford area, 1 Jan.–30 June. Patricia L. Jackson, Clinical Professor, University of California, School of Nursing, San Francisco, CA 94143-0606, USA. Tel.: 415 476 4698, fax: 415 753 2161, e-mail: nursing%pat_jackson@ccmail.ucsf.edu.

Well-trained family of four (inc. 2 small children) seek accommodation (rent or house-sit), 15 Dec.–6 Jan. approx., in Oxford area. Will tend plants, pets, etc. References available. Tel.: Oxford 793378 (before 10 p.m.).

North Oxford : self-contained 2-bedroom flat required for distinguished senior visiting US professor and wife. Non-smokers. Six months from mid-Jan. 1997. Contact Professor Armitage. Tel. Oxford (2)75299, e-mail: armitage@bioch.ox.ac.uk.

Writer migrating from London seeks studio/workshop to rent or buy anywhere in or near Oxford. I may also need a small unfurnished flat, not necessarily near the studio. Andrew Duncan. Tel./fax: 0181-969 8332.

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 Exchange

New York/London exchange: Manhattan apartment (57th Street and 2nd Avenue, 3 blocks from East River, walking distance of Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Centre, Bloomingdale's, etc.); fully equipped and furnished bedroom, bathroom, kitchen, living-room (with sofa-bed and small sofa for child). Excellent security: elevator manned round the clock. Available 15 Apr.--15 May or 23 June--23 July, in exchange for similar flat in central London, close to theatres, galleries, etc. No pets either way (hair allergy) and non-smokers preferred. Tel. Oxford (2)78916.

Holiday Lets

Andalucia: magical medieval village with stunning landscape; house at front of village with unobstructed views past Gibraltar and the Mediterranean to the Rif mountains of Morocco; terraces overhang the campo so that there is a feeling of being in the countryside; top terrace like a beach. Visit Granada, Cordoba, Ronda, Seville, Cadiz, Morocco. House divided into 2 parts. Reduction for long let. Dr Campbell. Tel.: Oxford 513935.

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Flats for Sale

Modern immaculate 2-bedroom first-floor apartment in east Oxford; one of 15 two-storey flats in attractive courtyard with communal gardens; fitted kitchen, curtains, carpets; low-cost energy and maintenance; off-street parking for 2 cars. £68,500. Fax/telephone: Oxford 723281, e-mail (Compuserve): 101716.721.

Retirement flat, Eynsham. Modern, purpose- built 1-bedroom apartment, in quiet location but close to all amenities; Economy 7 heating; 24-hr. emergency call system; communal gardens and many other benefits. £35,000. Tel.: Oxford 791910.

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