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Tuition Offered

Jonathan Hill, LRAM, ARCM. Clarinet and guitar tuition to all levels. Tel.: Oxford 375526 (mainly available in evenings).

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

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Retail Services

Oxford University Museum of Natural History. Bat- and bird-boxes, gems, nuggets, lenses; salamanders for the stocking; terracotta for the tree. A different and inexpensive choice at the OUM shop. Open during museum hours, Mon.--Sat., 12 noon--5 p.m.; admission free.

Bodleian shop. Christmas shopping at the Bodleian Library: see our new Christmas cards and many gifts not available elsewhere, from a box of decorative kitchen labels at £3.50 to the new Oxford fountain pen at £198. Open Mon.–Fri. 9 a.m.–6 p.m.; Sat. 9 a.m.–12.30 p.m.

PBFA Oxford Academic Book Fair: Sun., 1 Dec., 11 a.m.--4 p.m., Linton Lodge Hotel, Linton Road, Oxford. Free admission. 27 booksellers will be exhibiting a wide range of general and academic stock to suit all tastes. Tel. for further details: 01491 652082.

French feasting brightens a cold English winter with a taste of the sun. Beautiful boxes of olives, pâtés, wild mushrooms, and lots of other wonderful treats for the eye and the palate are available for Christmas. Tel. for catalogue: Oxford 61322.

Ginge Brook Pottery, 23rd annual exhibition. Genuine craftwork for Christmas: pottery, woodwork, watercolours, jewellery, quilts, rocks, etc.; all at the Mill, Mill Lane, East Hendred, near Wantage. Open Fri., Sat., Sun., 11 a.m.--6 p.m., 15 Nov.--22 Dec. Tel.: 01235 833484.

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Services Offered

Frederick and Sudabeh Hine---Persian carpets direct from Iran, old and new, most sizes, all affordable. An inexpensive selection of Beluch and Turcoman tribal rugs. Some antique Caucasian pieces, faded and worn, at ridiculous prices. Usual opening hours: 10 a.m.--6 p.m., Mon.--Sat. Old Squash Court, 16 Linton Road, North Oxford. Tel./fax: Oxford 559396.

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.

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.

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.

Half-finished research project? I pick up the pieces and bring order in chaos: SPSS and database analysis, research database design and training (Access), thesis templates in Word and WP, virtual and real bibliographic searches, etc. Refs. available. D. Hermans. Tel.: Oxford (2)89104.

Tax advice and accounts preparation. Ex- KPMG Chartered Accountant specialises in assisting academics and other professionals with their tax affairs, inc. self- assessment. Tax returns from £125, accounts from £150. Convenient North Oxford premises with parking. Tel.: Oxford 513381, fax: Oxford 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.

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.

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Domestic Services

Experienced au pair wanted by family living in a leafy residential area of North Oxford. We have a very friendly 5-year-old boy who needs care, after school and on Sat. To start in Dec. or Jan. We will only consider someone who is already in Britain with successful experience. Good references essential. Non-smoker and driving skills preferred. Tel.: 0378 116144 (day), or Oxford 558472 (evening).

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Situations Vacant

Small research institute requires part-time receptionist. Suit person finishing a D.Phil. thesis. Hours 9 a.m.--12 noon, Mon.--Fri., office work; 1--5 p.m. Mon.--Fri. and 9 a.m.--5 p.m. Sat. free, subject to answering doorbell and telephone. Free lunch in institute's canteen. £100 p.w. Tel.: Oxford 558787 (before 2 p.m.).

Part-time psychologist required for 2--3 sessions per week (flexible) to conduct assessments on patients with memory problems/dementia in the Oxford Memory Clinic (University Department of Clinical Geratology, Radcliffe Infirmary). For more information contact Dr Nawab Qizilbash, Memory Trials Research Group, Department of Clinical Geratology, Radcliffe Infirmary, Oxford OX2 6HE. Tel.: Oxford 229863.

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Houses to Let

Charming central North Oxford house, only one street from St Giles' and Radcliffe Infirmary. Just exended and refurbished to highest standards, luxuriously furnished. Two upstairs bedrooms, downstairs study or guest-room, living-room leading to large, light conservatory, dining-room/kitchen, basement study or bedroom; bathroom with shower and w.c. plus separate w.c.; pleasant garden; gas c.h.; fully carpeted; washing-machine, drier, dish-washer; burglar alarm system; 3 telephones; parking space at back of garden. Rent to include various services. £1,500 p.m. Available now. Tel.: Oxford 559614.

Cottage in Jericho with small garden, suitable for professional couple; very near Radcliffe Infirmary, University, and city centre. Available early Dec. £630 p.c.m. Tel.: Oxford 739340.

Beckley: 4-bedroom, 2-bathroom, fully-furnished and equipped, detached house with large garden; Oxford 5 miles, JR 3 miles. Available 21 Dec.--5 Apr. Tel.: Oxford (2)72507, or 351641 (evenings); e-mail: dmoore@physiol.ox.ac.uk.

Four-bedroom house in Blenheim Drive available for a visiting family from May. Also bungalow in Andalucia (1 km beach, golf course), with pool etc. Tel.: Oxford 553144.

North Oxford : 3/4-bedroom semi-detached family house. South-facing rear garden. Stripped boards. £1,200 p.c.m. Finders Keepers. Tel.: Oxford 311011.

Summertown: 3-bedroom south-facing Victorian town house close to shops. Off-street parking and good-size garden. Available immediately, £1,100 p.c.m. Finders Keepers. Tel.: Oxford 311011.

Central North Oxford: substantial family house in Bardwell Road, close to the Dragon School; 5 bedrooms, 2 baths plus cloakroom, 2 large reception, and study; garage, garden. Available Jan. £2,750 p.c.m. Finders Keepers. Tel.: Oxford 311011.

North Oxford (Wolvercote): total luxury; architect-designed cottage. Would suit careful visiting couple/possibly academic sharers. Available now for approximate 8 months. £900 p.c.m. negotiable. Premier. Tel.: Oxford 792299, fax: 798087.

Three-bedroom house north of Summertown to let for the a.y. 1997--8 (Oct.--June); 30-ft lounge, separate dining-room, downstairs closet, separate bathroom, kitchen with microwave, dish-washer, washer-drier; front and rear gardens; car parking space; gas c.h. Suit visiting academics. Refs. essential. £800 p.c.m. Tel./fax: Oxford 559421.

Charming luxury cottage, 12 miles north-west of Oxford; beams; inglenook fire; lots of character; 1 double bedroom, 1 spare bedroom/study; furnished with country antiques; c.h.; garage; walled garden. Suit careful, caring non-smoking couple. Tel./fax: Oxford 510542.

Furnished central North Oxford for rent from 29 Apr. 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. £890 p.m. Tel.: (1) Oxford 775567 (J. Mackrell, evenings); (2) tel.: 613 745 1368, fax: 613 745 0299, e-mail: gastont@msm1s6.sid.ncr.doe.ca (A. Gaston, Canada).

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.

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

Beautiful, spacious, ground- flat in prestigious North Oxford. Suit non-smoking professional couple. Two double bedrooms, one with shower, bathroom, double drawing-room, modern kitchen, conservatory, large garden. Available Apr.--Oct. 1997. £1,400 p.m. Armitage, 9 Northmoor Road, Oxford OX2 6UW. Tel.: Oxford 558068.

Central Oxford: large bedsitting-room with own separate adjoining kitchen in pleasant house in Walton Street. Convenient for Radcliffe Infirmary, University, and city centre. Suitable for single professional person. Available early Dec. £340 p.c.m. Tel.: Oxford 739340.

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

Garden flat: fully furnished; double bedroom, large reception, kitchen, bathroom. In grounds of old vicarage. Wonderful views. Little Milton, 8 miles from Oxford. Available now. £475 p.c.m. Tel.: 01844 279538.

Flat to rent from Jan. (long let only): modern decor and furnishings; 1 double bedroom, living-room, kitchen, bathroom; c.h.; all facilities; private parking; quiet Banbury Road location, city centre half-mile. Non-smoker. £560 p.m. plus council tax. Tel.: Oxford 511628.

Spacious 2-bedroom flat with garage and car-parking, set in quiet gardens, but close to city centre. To let furnished from Jan., £550 p.c.m. Tel.: Oxford (2)72258 (day), 723482 (evening); e-mail: frueh@atm.ox.ac.uk.

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Accommodation Offered

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.

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Accommodation available for the elderly

The Abbeyfield Oxford Society has vacancies in two houses providing accommodation and care for elderly people. Apply: the Secretary, Arthur Garrard House, 288 Iffley Road, OX4 4EA. Tel.: Oxford 790439.

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Accommodation Sought

Mature professional seeks 1/2-bedroom flat or house, in North Oxford, from Jan.; unfurnished or will house-sit. Tel.: Oxford 514488 (evenings).

Graduate couple/teaching part-time (one scientist turned artist, one scientist turned mother-to-be), seeks 2-bedroom nest with garden to care for (studio for artistic strivings held elsewhere), furnished/unfurnished, for some time before Mar. Impeccable references. Rent sought £500--£600 p.c.m. Tel.: Oxford 841839.

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 sought to rent or exchange

Oscar-winning film director seeks 4-bedroom family house, swap or rental, Oxford area, for 1 year from July. Prefer house near primary school and railway. Our home is on a British Columbian island---mildest climate in Canada; unique house has 2,000 sq. ft. of decks; magnificent Pacific Ocean, mountain views; easy ferry access to Victoria and Vancouver; primary and secondary schools and hospital locally. Perfect for academic or creative work. Tel./fax: 001 604 653 4502.

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Holiday Lets

Mojacar Beach, Almeria: charming 2-bedroom flat, all mod. cons.; two terraces with magnificent views of sea and mountains; swimming-pool; walking distance to beach, shops, and restaurants. £150--£280 p.w. Reduction for long stay. Tel.: Oxford 373995.

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Houses for Sale

Substantial detached house in no-through- road just north of Summertown; 2 reception rooms, kitchen/breakfast-room and sun-room on ground floor, 5 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms on first floor; south-facing 100-ft rear garden; includes carpets, curtains, and appliances. £300,000. Tel.: Oxford (2)75406 (office hours).

House, 10 years old, 4 beds, in quiet close near river Thames; Oxford 20 minutes' cycle ride on towpath; level garden, patio, detached double garage. £155,000. Boat negotiable. Tel.: Oxford 718828.

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