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Etchings and engravings: `Collectors' Choice', offered for sale, mainly from two contrasting private collections. Old Master prints with an emphasis on Mannerism, iconography, religion, and architecture. `Contemporary' British prints acquired through the annual exhibitions of the Royal Society of Painter-Etchers and the affiliated Print Collectors' Club, 1920–40. On exhibition in North Aston over the late May Bank Holiday, and, if still available, at the Olympia Fine Art and Antiques Fair (5–15 June). Fully illustrated catalogue available (£7.50). Also see full-page advertisement in May `Oxford' issue of Apollomagazine. Elizabeth Harvey-Lee, 1 West Cottages, North Aston, Oxon. OX6 3QB. Tel.: 01869 347164.

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Oxford Chamber Music Society

The Schidlof String Quartet will perform the following at 8 p.m. on Sunday, 1 June, in the Holywell Music Room: Haydn, Quartet in F minor, op. 20, no. 5; Goldschmidt, Quartet no. 4; Schubert, quartet in D minor, `Death and the Maiden'. Tickets: £8 in advance from Blackwell's Music Shop (tel.: 261384), or £9 at the door; students and juniors £4.

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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

Tuition offered at all levels, in all subjects from Maths and English to Greek and Theatre Studies. Sage Tutors. Tel.: Oxford 792372.

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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Tuition Sought

Businessman interested in Middle Eastern affairs seeks teacher of Arabic. Aim to reach level to read Arab newspapers. Once weekly intensive lessons envisaged in Oxford if suitable location available. S. Neuman, `Seatons', Hinton-in-the-Hedges, Brackley, NN13 5NF.

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Services Offered

Portraits: experienced Russian artist will paint fine quality portraits in pencil, watercolour, or acrylic from good clear photos. Reasonable prices. No obligation to buy, if you are not completely satisfied. For further information and samples contact Galina Kravchenko, 310 Banbury Road, Oxford OX2 7ED. Tel.: Oxford 516630.

Frederick and Sudabeh Hine sell, buy, and exchange all types and sizes of oriental carpets, rugs, and runners. Also expert conservation repairs and specialist cleaning. Visit our gallery/warehouse without notice in business hours, 10 a.m.–6 p.m., Mon.–Sat. Old Squash Court, 16 Linton Road, Oxford. Tel./fax: Oxford 559396.

Furniture restoration and cabinet- making: professional workshop undertakes antiques restoration, design and make, and replica production. Estimates/proposals, with no obligation, are given prior to any work starting. Forman Fine Furniture, 26 High Street, Brill, Bucks. Tel./fax: 01844 238389.

Mallams Book Auctions. Regular specialist sales of books and prints including antiquarian literature, science and natural history, atlases and maps, fine bindings, first editions, engravings, and related items. Mallams, Bocardo House, St Michael's Street, Oxford. Tel.: Oxford 241358.

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:

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.

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

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

Pitt Rivers Museum: librarian required for Balfour Library. The Balfour Library is a busy specialist library servicing the museum as well as graduate and undergraduate readers in anthropology and archaeology. The person appointed will be responsible for all aspects of the management of the library from budget control to cataloguing and reader services. The library is on the OLIS system (OPAC cataloguing and acquisitions modules) and liaises closely with the Tyler Library in the Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology. Library training and experience are essential; relevant subject knowledge and OLIS training and computer skills would be an advantage. Library and clerical grade 4 scale (salary £12,240–£14,169). Applications with c.v. and the names and addresses of 2 work referees and daytime telephone number to the Administrator by 28 May. Interviews will be held in the following week. Pitt Rivers Museum, South Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3PP.

Trinity College: part-time office assistant (general assistant) required in the College Office two mornings or afternoons p.w. to help with photocopying, mailing, filing, etc. Contact the Academic Administrator, Trinity College, Oxford OX1 3BH. Tel.: Oxford (2)79910.

Technical Services Representative: a new position available at R&D Systems Europe, based in Abingdon. The post involves technical support for customers and the sales team, and maintaining product application databases for the full product range. This includes proteins, antibodies, and ELISA kits for cytokines, growth factors, and cell adhesion molecules. Candidates should possess a B.Sc. and at least 2 years' laboratory experience. Salary negotiable, plus commission and benefits. Call Frances Clay. Tel.: 01235 529449.

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Houses to Let

Riverside house, 5 minutes' walk from Carfax, suitable for sabbatical family; 3 bedrooms, living-room, kitchen/dining-room, 2 bathrooms, integral garage, small garden, gas c.h., fully furnished. Available Aug./Sept. for a year. £950 p.c.m. Tel.: Oxford (2)74704.

North Oxford : 3-bedroom detached house in secluded drive; washing- machine, drier, garage, maintained garden backing onto playing fields; convenient for shops and schools. Available 1 Sept.–30 June. Suitable for visiting academics. £925 p.c.m. inc. council tax. Tel.: Oxford 722630.

Academic couple on sabbatical for one year starting end of Aug. Detached house in Jack Straw's Lane close to the John Radcliffe Hospital (5-minute walk) and 1½ miles from city centre on foot/cycle path through University Parks. Furnished; 4 bedrooms (1 with en-suite and studying area), living- and dining-rooms, large additional breakfast room, study, kitchen, cloakroom; rear garden 165 by 65 ft with summerhouse; front garden 105 by 70 ft; 2 telephone lines; Comtel cable TV; ample parking space. £1,500 p.c.m. Tel.: Oxford 433819.

Attractive family accommodation, central North Oxford, available July onwards. Victorian house. Sleeps 6–7. Well equipped; quiet; street-parking permit; excellent schools; 15 minutes' walk to city centre, 5 minutes to countryside. Photographs available. £210 p.w. exc. bills. Apply: 123 South Avenue, Abingdon, Oxon.

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

Wytham: beautiful 1-bedroom apartment in converted stone-built stable block listed grade 1 with southerly views over Wytham Abbey. Beamed ceilings throughout, furnished and equipped to a high standard. Available immediately on long let at £725 p.c.m. (will consider shorter lets. Would best suit an academic person looking for peace and tranquillity. Off-street parking. Contact Paul Rushworth. Tel.: Oxford 302304 or 553421 (evenings).

Woodstock Road: stunning 2-bedroom, 2- bathroom top-floor apartment in elegant and substantial Victorian house close to Rawlinson Road. Furnished and equipped to an exceptionally high standard. Off-street parking and views from top bedroom over Port Meadow to the Thames and Wytham Woods beyond. Walking distance of university departments. £1,350 p.c.m. Flexible on start date for letting and length of tenancy. Contact Paul Rushworth. Tel.: Oxford 302304 or 553421 (evenings).

Merton Street: unique 1-bedroom apartment situated adjacent to the Real Tennis Club in central Oxford. Fully furnished and equipped with a new kitchen and bathroom with shower. The apartment overlooks Merton College along a quaint cobbled street within easy walking distance to the city centre. Available immediately at £750 p.c.m. Finders Keepers. Tel.: Oxford 311011, e-mail:

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.

Two minutes' walk from St Giles': maisonette available for rent; living-room, kitchen, double bedroom, single bedroom/study, garage. Newly decorated, fully furnished, electrical appliances, c.h. Suit professionals or a small visiting family. £660 p.c.m. Tel.: Oxford 554015 (evenings).

Central North Oxford: two 2-bedroom spacious apartments of standard not often found, 1 and 2 bathrooms, lounge, kitchen; well-placed for the University and business centre; best suited to professionals or mature visiting academics. £675 and £720 p.c.m.; one available 20 June, other 3 July. Tel.: Oxford 516144.

Basement studio flat in St John Street, with off-street parking space. Suit single person. £550 p.c.m., plus bills. Tel.: Oxford 559666.

Bardwell Road: attractive ground-floor flat in Victorian house in prime North Oxford location. Double bedroom plus study/spare bedroom. Well equipped (dish-washer, etc., linen provided) and attractively furnished. South-facing onto pretty communal gardens. Off-street parking. Suit couple. From Sept. Tel./fax: Oxford 510542.

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.

North Oxford : 1 Oct. 1997 to 30 June 1998, £530 p.m.; fully equipped ground-floor flat suitable for 2 adults; dining-room/study, living-room/study, double bedroom, shower-room, kitchen with dish-washer, washing/drying machine, electric stove; c.h., carport, small garden. Stone, 266 Moore Street, Princeton, NJ 08540, USA.

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Summer Lets

Large sunny attic room. Suit professional/postgrad. July and Aug. only. £237 p.c.m. plus deposit. John. Tel.: Oxford 242912.

Large house, 5 minutes from the centre of Oxford: 3 bedrooms, sitting-room, kitchen/dining-room, gas c.h., 2 full bathrooms, canal frontage. Available 24 July–1 Sept. Price negotiable. Tel.: Oxford 559644 (5–9 p.m.).

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; patio; garden with furniture and hammock; bicycles; free parking; weekly cleaner. Rent £275 p.w. inc. Available 4–25 Aug. Tel.: Oxford 513933.

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Accommodation Offered

Spacious accommodation in peaceful country farmhouse with large garden in unspoilt village 8 miles from city centre and 5 minutes from M40 (junction 9). Sitting-room with wood-burning stove, double bedroom with shower and basin; independent cooking; share of other facilities; c.h. Furnished or unfurnished by arrangement; individual phone line. Sorry: no smokers, pets, or children. Own transport desirable. Available from July. £450– £520 p.c.m. plus phone. Tel.: 01869 351273.

Lodger required in family farmhouse, 5 minutes' drive north of Kidlington. Comfortable room with shower. Would suit friendly, single, professional female. £60 p.w. inc. Tel.: 01869 350034.

Premier: apartments and houses. Long or short lets. From £600 p.c.m. North Oxford, Headington, and rural locations. Tel.: Oxford 792299, fax: 798087.

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Accommodation Sought

Wanted: house in Cunliffe Close. Tel.: Oxford 553033.

Visiting distinguished medical scientist and his wife seek 1- or 2-bedroom apartment, within reasonable distance of the University, for the month of July. Tel.: Oxford (2)72472.

Senior Associate Member of St Antony's College seeks accomodation in Oxford for himself, wife, and son (9) for the month of July. Tel: Oxford 243593 (evenings; ask for room 2), e-mail:

Visiting Swiss academic seeks furnished 2-bedroom flat or small house in central Oxford, 16 June–30 Sept. Contact David Coleman, Dept. of Applied Social Studies, Wellington Square. Tel.: Oxford (2)70345, fax: (2)70324, e-mail:

Visiting American professor and wife seeking 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, Wellington Square. 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 764533, or fax: 764777.

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Accommodation Exchange

Two French academic physicians with 4 children, working in Paris, seek furnished accommodation—flat or house—during a sabbatical year at Radcliffe Hospital, Headington. To exchange for flat located in Vanves, small city close to Paris, near tube station, 25–30 minutes to centre of Paris; faces (south) large public garden, nursery, primary schools; double living-room inc. double bed, 2 bedrooms (bunks), bathroom, kitchen, car-parking. Available Sept. 1997–Aug. 1998. Furnished. Value c. £650–£750 p.m. Tel.: 33 1 4108 9575 (evenings).

Detached house with 5 bedrooms and a huge garden, Boar's Hill (quiet village 5 minutes from Oxford), to exchange for a flat in Munich, Sept. 1997–end of June 1998. Tel./fax: Oxford 735332.

University of California, Berkeley, Jan.–to June/July 1998 (approx. dates): we seek to exchange large house (20 minutes from Berkeley campus, 5 minutes to shopping, with garage, magnificent view of San Francisco Bay, garden) for Oxford house/flat. We will be in UK in June 1997 and can meet then to discuss details. Professor Ernest B. Hook. Tel. (before 1 June): (USA office) 510 642 4490, fax: 510 643 9588, e-mail:; from 26 May, leave message with Oxford contact, Dr George Fraser: Oxford 226048.

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Holiday Lets

Dordogne valley: stone-built farmhouse and large terrace with 270-degree view overlooking wonderful valley. Swimming, tennis, golf, canoeing, and numerous enchanting restaurants nearby. Great walking and cycling everywhere. Splash pool and all mod. cons. £175–£575 p.w. Tel.: 01295 670320.

Torehill—comfortable stone-built country cottage, very suitable for family holidays or as an academic retreat, in Abernethy forest (foothills of the Cairngorms). Sleeps 5. £168 p.w. Tel. for details and dates available: 0181-341 3076 or Oxford 765446.

University professor's modest 1-bed apartment in downtown Santa Barbara, California, available to rent 8 June–31 July, $250 p.w. References required. Tel.: Oxford 512747, e-mail:

Flat on central piazza of medieval city of Bergamo, central for touring northern Italy, to let mid-July–mid-Sept.; 2 bedrooms (4 beds), living- room, kitchen, bathroom, small balcony. £220 p.w. inc. of everything except use of telephone; reduced for lets of more than 2 weeks. Bergamo is 50 minutes' drive from Milan Linate airport, or can be reached by train or motorway coach from central Milan. Tel. (Mr R. Little): Oxford (2)70209 (day), 552873 (evening); (Mrs J. Little, Bergamo): 00 39 35 230787.

Lizard Peninsula, St Keverne, Cornwall: spacious comfortable apartment with garden and barbecue area; sleeps 5; well-furnished and equipped; conveniently located in an area of outstanding beauty for wonderful walks, water-sports, good beaches, and many places of interest. Joan Goodwill. Tel.: 01326 280216.

Central North Oxford, 15 minutes' walk from centre, 5 minutes from water meadows: family holiday accommodation for 6–7, in well-equipped attractive Victorian house. Sat. to Sat., £300 p.w. exc. bills. Position as above: studio flat for 2, £180 p.w. exc. bills. Apply: 123 South Avenue, Abingdon, Oxon.

Villa and garden with wonderful views, 40 minutes from Florence; all mod. cons.; swimming and sports facilities nearby; sleeps 8; available mid-July--mid-Sept. £350 p.w. Lukes. Tel. (Italy): 00 39 55 8428317.

Greek islands: charming villas, many with enclosed courtyards, on the islands of Skiathos, Skopelos, and Alanissos, from £59 p.p. p.w. Also available: walking and cooking holidays in unspoilt surroundings. Tel. for brochure: 00 30 424 22947 (24 hours); fax: 00 30 424 23057.

Verona outskirts: in exceptionally beautiful 15th-c. villa, self-contained ground-floor flat; large double bed-sitting room, kitchen/dining room, bathroom; garden area, parking, frequent buses from door to city centre; £300 p.w. inc. services and weekly cleaning. Available 7--21 June and 28 June--18 July. Tel. Contessa da Sacco: 00 39 452 6499; or Moore: 01844 238247.

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House for Sale

Wheatley: substantial semi-detached Victorian house; many original features; 4 bedrooms, bathroom, kitchen, 3 reception rooms, cloakroom, 2 cellars, garden, garage, gas c.h. OIRO £195,000. Tel.: Oxford 873247.

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Flat for sale in France

Pau, south-west France, third-floor apartment: double bedroom, large sitting-room, kitchen, bathroom, w.c., cellier. Indoor area 57 sq. mtrs. Lift, parking, intercom, balcony 23 sq. mtrs. with view of Pyrenees; short walk from university; 60 km. to sea and skiiing. FF 300,000. Tel.: Oxford 556974. n

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