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Oxford German Players

The Oxford German Players present Faust: der Tragödie erster Teil, by J.W. Goethe (in German), at 7.30 p.m. on Fri., 28 Feb., and Sat., 1 Mar., in the Garden Quad Auditorium, St John's College. Tickets £4.

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Tuition Offered

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:

The Alexander Technique can help relieve stress and tension. For more information and a brochure please telephone Janet Sherbourne, MSTAT. Tel.: Oxford 770272.

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Services Offered

We sell, buy, exchange, repair, and clean all types and sizes of oriental rugs and runners. Visit our gallery/warehouse without notice in business hours 10 a.m.–6 p.m., Mon.–Sat. Frederick and Sudabeh Hine, Persian carpet merchants, Old Squash Court, 16 Linton Road, Oxford. Tel./fax: Oxford 559396.

Braziers of Oxford: curtains, loose covers, blinds, soft furnishings, sofas, and chairs made to order. Traditional reupholstery and antique restoration. Bookcases, radiator covers, and bespoke cabinet-making. Broadloom carpet supplied and fitted. Oriental carpets bought and sold, cleaned and repaired. Accompanied visits to bonded warehouses. We supply and hang wallpaper and attend to internal and external painting. 57 High Street, Oxford. Tel.: Oxford 246574.

Psychotherapy and counselling available through the Oxford Centre for Human Relations with qualified practitioners. Low-cost service (£5–£15 per hour's session) also available with trainees and graduates under supervision. There is no waiting list. Tel.: Oxford 202775 (OCHRe), 510362 (Nick Owen), or 01926 311356 (Margaret Godwin).

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

Childcare: person wanted by two neighbouring professional familes to pick up two children from school and care for them at their home, for three to five hours a day, minimum three days a week. Good pay. Would suit a mature person or graduate student. Excellent references required. Telephone Oxford 249389 (after 6 p.m.).

Balliol College morning playgroup has vacancies for children 18 months–4 years. For further details contact Pat Jones. Tel.: Oxford (2)77752.

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

Ritchie Court, North Oxford: an administrator is sought for June for these 44 retirement flats. Part-time (25 hours approx); £15,000. Before applying please obtain a job specification from the Administrator, Ritchie Court, 380 Banbury Road, Oxford. Tel.: Oxford 510334.

Technical support position with innovative scientific software publisher. Working in a small team supporting various software products. Excellent telephone manner and good writing skills essential. Good technical and computing skills, aptitude for problem- solving, and a scientific background. Full- or part-time. Salary up to £15K. Contact Judith Brown. Tel.: Oxford 784806, e-mail:

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Houses to Let

Summertown: 4/5-bedroom semi-detached family house with 2 bathrooms, 2 reception, large kitchen plus cloakroom and separate utility room; fully furnished and equipped; south-facing garden; off-street parking. Available from July. £1,300 p.c.m. Tel.: Oxford 559170.

Attractive Victorian furnished house available, recently modernised, in east Oxford; three bedrooms, bathroom with shower, sitting-room, new kitchen with Zanussi appliances, and study-bedroom. Ideal for academic/professional couple or sharers. Available end of Apr. for 3-, 5-, or 12-month let. Rent £800 p.c.m. Tel.: Oxford 250894 (evenings).

House to let north of Summertown, 1 Oct. 1997--15 July 1998. Fully furnished, 3 bedrooms (1 single, 2 double), separate living- and dining-rooms, bathroom, downstairs w.c., fitted kitchen, front and back gardens, off-street parking. Close to major bus routes and shops. £800 p.m. Tel.: Oxford 559421.

Delightful 2-bedroom terrace cottage in North Oxford. Fully furnished and equipped, with small garden. Suitable for professional person wishing to rent in Oxford Mon.--Fri., or possibly as a full- time let. Tel.: 0181-846 6515/4.

Summer rental: Woodstock, 3-bedroom house. Oxford 8 miles, Stratford-upon-Avon 30 miles, London 60 miles. Five-minute walk to town and Blenheim Palace. Ideal for someone on sabbatical or summer programme at the University. Available 5 July--16 Aug. Tel.: 01993 811126.

St John Street---Regency town house in the heart of Oxford; 5 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, large kitchen; extensive basement area and first-floor drawing room; small garden with 2 private parking spaces. Available now, £2,000 p.c.m. For further details contact Finders Keepers, 73 Banbury Road, Oxford OX2 6PE. Tel.: Oxford 311011, fax: 556993, e-mail:; Internet site:

North Oxford ---well-maintained 4-bedroom detached house; separate living- and dining-room, kitchen/breakfast room, master bedroom with en-suite. Pretty rear garden. Garage. Available now at £1,200 p.c.m. For further details contact Finders Keepers, 73 Banbury Road, Oxford OX2 6PE. Tel.: Oxford 311011, fax: 556993, e-mail:; Internet site:

Beautiful family house to let north of Oxford in delightful Old Kidlington. Four double bedrooms, bathroom, huge farmhouse kitchen/dining-room, utility room, large, sunny sitting-room, walled garden. Suit family with children. Possible shared school runs to North Oxford. Oxford centre 5 miles. Available immediately. Tel.: Oxford 5133816 (day), or 842103 (evenings and weekends).

Finders Keepers has over 60 members of staff in 5 offices throughout Oxfordshire dedicated to offering an unparalleled standard of service. Voting the Best Letting and Management Company in the UK for the second consecutive year. Why not find out for yourself why the best is not the most expensive. For further information contact Finders Keepers, 73 Banbury Road, Oxford OX2 6PE. Tel.: Oxford 311011, fax: 556993, e-mail:; Internet site:

Superb, modern, architect-designed house in North Oxford; 4 bedrooms; fully equipped; on bus routes; 25 minutes walk to town. Available July and August. Tel: Oxford 511825 (evenings or Sundays); e-mail:

Furnished central North Oxford for rent from 11 June. Walk to colleges, train and bus station; near Port Meadow; c.h.; recently redecorated; 3 desks, filing cabinets, several large closets; secluded garden, garden furniture, terrace; 3 bedrooms, 1½ bathrooms; washing machine, drier, telephone, linen, dishes, 2 bicycles. Suitable for visiting academics. £950 p.m. Contact (a) J. Mackrell, Oxford, or (b) A. Gaston, Canada. (a) Tel.: Oxford 775567 (evenings); (b) tel.: 613 745 1368, fax: 613 745 0299, e-mail: Tony.Gaston@EC.GC.CA.

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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Flat to Let

Wytham Abbey, Oxford: spacious 1-bed apartment in grade 1 manor house situated 3 miles from city centre and set in 3,000 acres of park and woodland. Fully equipped and luxuriously appointed. Shared use of secluded walled garden. Available now. Tel.: Oxford 247200, fax: 724762.

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Accommodation available for academic year 1997–8

The Maison Française d'Oxford invites applications from postgraduates for rooms at the Maison in 1997–8. As a Franco-British research centre working in the social and human sciences, we particularly welcome applications from British nationals. The Maison is currently the base for research seminars in the History and Philosophy of Science and in Western European Politics. Applications to be received by 1 May. Norham Road, Oxford OX2 6SE.

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Accommodation Offered

Room to let: double room, recently redecorated and refurnished, in Cowley, shared with one, perhaps two, postdoctoral staff; 2 minutes from buses, 17 minutes from town. Parking available. £240 p.m. plus bills. Dr Mark Hinnells. Tel.: Oxford 717684 (h), or (2)81214 (w); e-mail:

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.

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 Sought

Visiting academic couple from Melbourne seek furnished 1-bedroom or 2-bedroom flat in or near central Oxford for Trinity Term (late Apr.–mid-June). Local references available. Contact Karen Hewitt. Tel.: Oxford 515635.

Oxford academic family seeks 2--3 bedroom house or flat in Oxford, for 3 months, Apr.--June. Tel.: Oxford 66865/220968/221332.

Visiting law professor (non-smoker) teaching at Oxford requires flat/house in Oxford, approx. end Apr.–mid-June. Professor W. Barker, USA. Tel.: 717 240 5263, fax: 717 240 5126, e-mail:

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

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

Los Angeles/Oxford: family of 4, relocating to Oxford, leaving 4-bedroom, 2-bathroom house on half-acre in Thousand Oaks, wishes to exchange for house/flat fr similar accommodation (at least 3 bedrooms) in or near Oxford (acreage not a requirement). Westlake Village/Thousand Oaks area is approx. 20 mins. from Pepperdine University and Malibu, 35 mins. from UCLA, 50 minutes from downtown LA and USC, 1 hour from UCSB. We seek a professional who would be interested in a long-term trade. K. Brougher. Fax: 001 213 620 8674.

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Holiday Lets

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.

Florida, Port Charlotte: luxury 3-bedroom dream villa with all modern amenities inc. solar heated indoor swimming-pool. Sleeps 6. Fabulous sandy beaches, palm-trees, in a paradise mostly unknown by the usual tourist rentals. Car hire essential. Airport nearby: Sarasota or Tampa. From £425 p.w. or £1,475 p.m. Tel.: Oxford 66344.

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.

Loire valley: spacious, lovingly-restored flat (entire floor of small country château). Sleeps 6–8. Easy reach Chenonceau, Azay-le-Rideau, Villandry, Chinon, Saumur, Angers. Large kitchen/breakfast-room, sitting-room with TV. Laundry services available; bed-linen provided. Available June–Sept. Tel.: 01373 836182.

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.

Verona outskirts. To let in exceptionally beautiful 15th-c. villa, self-contained ground-floor flat; large double bed-sitting room, kitchen/dining rooms, and bathrooms; garden area, parking, frequent buses from door to city centre. £300 p.w. inc. all services and weekly cleaning. Contessa da Sacco. Tel.: 00 39 452 6499; or 01844 238247 (Moore).

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Houses for Sale

Greece, Mani: traditional stone-built house on two levels, secluded position in unspoilt mountain village; 2 bedrooms (each with shower, wash-basin, w.c.); vast living/dining-room; 2 balconies, superb mountain views; fully equipped kitchen; paved terraces; garden. Twenty minutes from quiet seaside village, 1½ hours Kalamata. Tel.: 01373 836182.

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

One-bedroom ground-floor flat with modern kitchen and bathroom situated in quiet residential block in Rectory Road, OX4. £50,000. Tel.: Oxford (2)72180 (office hours) or 794196 (evening). n

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