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Indexes to volumes CIX, CX, CXI, CXII, CXIII, and CXV of the University Gazetteare now available, and may be obtained upon application to Anne Ashby, Oxford University Press, Great Clarendon Street.

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The Marylebone Ensemble---Rachel Gilliam (soprano), Geoffrey Baker (recorder), Andrea Morris (baroque violin), Katie Stephens (baroque cello), and Hilary Norris (harpsichord)---will perform chamber music by Purcell, Handel, Montéclair, Schütz, Buxtehude, and other composers, at 4.30 p.m. on Sun., 29 June, in the Holywell Music Room. Tickets £6 (concessions £4, children £2) from Blackwell's Music Shop or at the door.

Members of the Oxford Bach Choir will perform Elgar's Psalm 29, Rheinberger's 4 motets, and Mendelssohn's Psalm 42, at 7.30 p.m. on Saturday, 19 July, in the chapel, Keble College. Admission £10 (students £5).

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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

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:

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Services Offered

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.

Moving to Oxfordshire? The Relocation Support Group will help make your move easier. We will find you a house, give advice and assistance about schools and deal with the many problems that arise when moving to a new area. For more information, call Fiona Cookson. Tel./fax: 01628 533340.

Tax advice. Ex-KPMG chartered accountant specialises in assisting academics and other professionals with their tax affairs, including self-assessment. Convenient North Oxford premises. Tel.: Oxford 513381, fax: 558064, e-mail: 100430.145@compuserve. com.

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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Retail Services

Walton Street Books is now open. We carry a large selection of secondhand academic and general stock, including philosophy, politics, art, sociology, topography, fiction, literature, literary criticism, law, sport, history, biography, modern languages, and theology. Good quality books purchased. Telephone for further details. 48 Walton Street, Jericho. Tel.: Oxford 511992.

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Domestic Services

Nanny sought: university lecturer seeks nanny, from Jan. 1998, for 4-month-old baby. Would welcome personal recommendations and/or offers of nanny- share with other families. Tel.: Oxford (2)73609 or 553176.

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

Oxford English Dictionary: applications are invited from those interested in undertaking approx. 15 hours p.w. of casual freelance pre-editorial work to assist in the preparation of the third edition of the Oxford English Dictionary. The work will be based in the OEDoffices, but with some degree of flexibility as to the hours worked. Candidates should have a good working knowledge of historical philology. Familiarity with the use of computers, especially Windows programs, would be an advantage. Candidates, who may be asked to take a brief aptitude test, are invited to apply by sending a full c.v. and handwritten letter of application (referring clearly to this advertisement) as soon as possible, but in any case before 25 June, to Dr Marcella McCarthy. Oxford English Dictionary, Oxford University Press, Great Clarendon Street, Oxford OX2 6DP.

Executive Director for overseas study program in Oxford. Ideal candidate will be an Oxford graduate, around 30, with tutoring experience. Hours flexible, could be 30 p.w. to allow for part-time teaching. Salary £18--£25K p.a. Ability to work with students and tutors important. Send c.v. to Dr Richardson, 11 Holywell Street, Oxford OX1 3BN.

Oxford University Music Society Performance Council wishes to appoint a part-time Performance Officer, on a 6-month contract from 15 Sept. The job includes co-ordinating sponsorship for the member groups of the Performance Council (university orchestras, Wind Orchestra, Chorus, and Music Society), and editing a newsletter. Salary £2,000 for the 6-month period with the possibility of commission on funding raised. The post may be renewed. Applications with full c.v. by 31 July; candidates should ask 2 referees to write to the Performance Council by the same date. Further particulars from the OUMS Performance Council, Faculty of Music, St Aldate's, Oxford OX1 1DB.

Oxford Chamber Music Society wishes to appoint an Honorary Secretary to succeed the present secretary who retires in Oct. The society's committee arranges 6 concerts a year in the Holywell Music Room and the secretary's main responsibility is to deal directly with the artists' agents. Further details from Miss K. Mathews, 19 Blenheim Drive, Oxford OX2 8DJ. Tel.: Oxford 515765.

Required as soon as possible, well-qualified tutors of Thai, Portuguese, and Italian to prepare students for the International Baccalaureate. Applicants should be native speakers who are able to teach literature to students in their mother tongue. 1½ hours p.w. for 2 years. Send c.v. and covering letter as soon as possible to Mrs C. Gospel, Head of Languages, St Clare's, Oxford, 139 Banbury Road, Oxford OX2 7AL. Tel.: Oxford 552031, fax: 310002.

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Houses to Let

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:

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:

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.

Headington, close to hospitals, schools, buses, and shops: 3-bedroom house, separate bath and shower, fitted kitchen, sun-lounge, small garden, garage, telephone, gas c.h., sophisticated burglar alarm, washing-machine, drier, waste disposal unit, refrigerator/freezer. Available at once. £650 p.c.m. Tel.: 01993 881667, fax: 01993 704858.

Central North Oxford, in a prime location, unusually large Victorian family house, available to let fully furnished, Sept. 1997- -June/July 1998; 4 double bedrooms, 2 large reception, dining-room and kitchen, 3 bathrooms; ample garden, parking, and garage; all mod. cons. Careful tenants wanted while owner abroad. Might suit 2 small families sharing, or an extended family; not for multiple occupation. Tel.: Oxford 554888.

House for rent in Bowness Avenue (off Headley Way); newly refurbished; sleeps 5; £960 p.c.m. Tel.: Oxford 514568.

Superb Observatory Street house: central North Oxford, few minutes' walk from the Radcliffe Infirmary, St Antony's College, St Giles', and OUP. Tastefully refurbished and extended period house with charming garden; own parking space; living-room opening to large, light conservatory dining-room and fully-equipped new kitchen (with washing-machine, drier, dish-washer, separate oven); 2 bedrooms upstairs, bathroom with shower and w.c., plus separate w.c. with sink; ground-floor study/guest-room; cosy basement room as further bedroom or study; fully furnished and carpeted throughout; 3 telephones and TV point; gas c.h. and new security system linked to station. Families only. Available June. £1,500 p.m. Tel.: Oxford 559614, e-mail: sanjaya.lall@eco

Comfortable, fully-furnished east Oxford house with large rear garden and gas c.h. available on short-term lease (3--12 months); c.h.; fully furnished; 3 double bedrooms, large bathroom, separate downstairs w.c., walk-through sitting-/dining-room with open fire, well-equipped kitchen; small lean-to `conservatory'; garage space for storage. Available from early July. £715 p.m., exc. bills. Hilary Coulby. Tel.: 0171-354 5018 (h) or 0171-354 0883 (w). 196] 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

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.

Central North Oxford, attractive unfurnished 2-bedroom flat; private and self-contained; ideal location; double and single bedrooms, conservatory, living-room, c.h., kitchen, dish-washer, washer/drier, private patio, parking space. From mid-July. £875 p.c.m. Tel.: Oxford (2)84243 or 01203 523290 (message).

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 from beginning of July. £550 p.m. exc. council tax. Tel.: Oxford 736231.

North Oxford : flat on second (top) floor of purpose-built block in Osberton Road, Summertown; fully furnished and equipped with kitchen utensils, crockery, etc., plus washer/drier, fridge/freezer, gas c.h., shower, garage, garden access. Living- room and 2 double bedrooms. Available to non-smokers from 3 Aug. for either short- or longer-term (1 year) tenancy. Rent from £650 p.c.m. depending on length of tenancy. Tel.: Oxford 727650, e- mail:

Very attractive modern, sunny, fully- furnished 1-bedroom flat with door-phone security; own parking, communal gardens and roof terrace, near river meadows, shop, bus, Summertown; available from Sept. £595 p.c.m. Tel.: Oxford 556808.

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.

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.

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Summer Lets

The Plain, St Clement's, within easy walking distance of University and city: modern 2-bedroom apartment; free parking 4 p.m–10 a.m.; available 3 months, July--Sept. £625 p.c.m. inc. council tax. Tel.: Oxford 433146.

Three-bedroom semi-detached house with large garden, c.h., Internet, telephone, hi-fi, TV, bicycles, newspaper; 3 minutes from bus-stop (10 minutes to centre), supermarket, post office, pharmacy; 30-minute walk through fields and parks to centre of town. Available 15 July--31 Aug. £900. Tel.: Oxford 725770, tel./fax: 310714, e-mail:

Delightful south Oxford terrace house available from beginning of July for up to 3 months; walking distance of city centre; 2 bedrooms, sitting-room, kitchen/dining-room with french doors to long sunny garden; well-equipped with washing-machine, china, linen, etc. Rent negotiable dependent on length of stay. Tel.: 01993 813569 (evenings).

Near the river, 5 minutes' walk from the centre: large, spacious, c.h. Victorian house on 3 floors; split-level living-room; dining-room; kitchen with dishwasher, microwave, oven, hob, etc.; 4 bedrooms, large bathroom with w.c. and bidet; separate shower-room with w.c.; pretty, south-facing garden. Available 6 weeks, 18 July–31 Aug., £300 p.w. inc. 4 hours p.w. domestic help, but exc. bills. Tel.: Oxford 725193.

Three- to four-bedroom houses in central Oxford suitable for visiting academic families, available about 25 June for the summer. Telephones, TVs, videos installed. £800--£1,000 p.c.m. plus utilities. Contact Johan at WISC. Tel.: Oxford 201132.

Small flats, suitable couples, available 7 July--14 Sept.; close to University Parks; kitchenette/living room, double bedroom, shower room. Quiet and comfortable. Contact Assistant Bursar, St Edmund Hall. Tel.: Oxford (2)79006/7, fax: (2)79089, e.mail:

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Accommodation Offered

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.

Accommodation available in lovely Cotswold cottage in Witney; TV, private bath, car-parking, and excellent bus service to Oxford. Nightly, weekly, or monthly rates. Tel.: 01993 709340. n

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Accommodation Sought

Quiet, mature professional female (RC nun) requires apartment for 1½ years from Sept. Tel.: Oxford 741628.

Jan.--June/July: University of California professor and wife seek quiet house or flat in central or North Oxford. Non-smokers, tidy, references provided. We will be in Oxford 20--6 June. Tel. Oxford contact, G.R. Fraser: 226048; after 26 June: 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.ber

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:

British couple (doctors), with one toddler, returning from 3 years working in Vietnam, seek family home to rent in Oxford for 1 year, from Aug./Sept. Headington/east Oxford preferred. Contact Mrs J. Packer, Centre for Tropical Medicine, Level 7, John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford OX3 9DU. Tel. Oxford 220970, fax: 220984; or contact Tom Solomon in Vietnam---fax: 00 848 8353 904, e-mail: oxford.wel

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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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: (Dr John Stratton); e-mail: (Dr Carolyn Webster-Stratton).

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Holiday Lets

Italy---Umbria: 2 bedrooms, kitchen/dining-/sitting-room, big bathroom in newly furnished casa colonicaon its own road in hills 5 miles N. of Assisi. Superb views, wildlife. £250 p.w. or £800 p.m. Tel.: Oxford 768775.

Italy---Lake Como: 1 bedroom, sitting-/dining-room, kitchenette, bathroom, domed terrace in village house closely overlooking lake. Superb view. 15 mins. from Como city. £250 p.w. or £800 p.m. Tel.: Oxford 768775.

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.

French Alpine chalet: at 3,000 ft., ideal for mountain walking, cycling, winter skiing or just unwinding; wild flowers everywhere; sleeps 7, large garden, local swimming-pool; near Lake Geneva, Annecy, Chamonix, Morzine. Reasonable rental. Tel.: 01722 335762 for photos and details.

France, Lot Valley: old period house in quiet rural village, sleeps 2, small garden, 5 minutes from main town of Figeac, available until end of Sept., £150 p.w. Also large house in same village with spectacular views over Célé valley, sleeps 5/6, available around 10--17 Aug. £300 p.w. Tel.: 01295 276156.

Menorca, villa on outskirts of untouched Menorcan village, sheltered garden, sleeps 2 (could also sleep 2 small children), 2 kms from quiet beach, shops in village within walking distance, available until end Sept. £200 p.w. Tel.: 01295 276156.

South Shropshire, near Ludlow: 3-double bedroom cottage with wonderful views over exceptionally beautiful countryside; Ludlow 5 miles, Oxford 2 hours; full of antiques and interesting objects; c.h., open fires, garden. £220 p.w. peak times. Weekend breaks available off-peak. Longrigg. Tel.: 0171-350 1435 or 0171-203 5090.

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House for Sale

Great Milton: large cottage with 4 bedrooms; large living-room with inglenook fireplace; dining-room and conservatory; 2 bathrooms; kitchen with Rayburn; utility room; large well-stocked cottage-style garden; easy access A40/M40; no onward chain. Guide price £260,000. Dr Good. Tel.: 01844 261026, or 01844 279652 (evening).

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