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Tuition Offered

Wine appreciation: basic and intermediate courses, with option to sit WSET examinations, taught by Oxford-based Master of Wine. Level 1 (10 weeks)—£150, Level 2 (15 weeks)–£250; both include wines. We meet for 2 hours one evening per week for a relaxed but informative lecture and tasting. Next class starts 27 Jan. Tel.: Oxford 331254.

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

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:; also 27 St Clement's, Oxford OX4 1DJ (tel.: 200012, fax: 204844, e-mail:; Internet:

Editing service offered by local Oxford social studies D.Phil., formerly on national financial daily. Also experienced copy-editor of longer manuscripts. Can convert abstruse or clumsy language into clear, elegant writing. Economics, history, politics, sociology refined. Tel.: 01993 832092, e-mail:

Domestic Services

Blue House is a small, intimate nursery for children 2½–5 years. Open Mon.–Fri., 8.30 a.m.–5.30 p.m., full or half-days. NNEB staff. All pre- school activities. Our aims are to encourage independence, self-confidence, and social skills. Safe secluded garden. Afternoon vacancies from Easter and a waiting list is available. Tel.: Oxford 247877.

An Au Pair is required in Hamburg/Germany from May by a young family with one baby. Preferably twenties and non-smoker. Duties are to look after the baby for three days a week only. Will have room with separate entrance, own bath and kitchen. Tel.: 0049-40-820636, fax: 820177 (we will call back).

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

Hertford College: payroll clerk required to deal with the college's payroll of about 120 people. Experience with computerised payroll systems essential. Part-time, 17½ hours p.w.; university scale 3—£10,276–£11,895, pro rata. Further details and applications forms (to be returned by 3 Feb.) from the College Secretary, Hertford College, Catte Street, Oxford OX1 3BW. Tel.: Oxford (2)79423.

St Clare's, Oxford: short courses in 18th- c., 19th-c., and 20th-c. literature, history, garden design, and classical music for native speakers. Easter: 24 Mar.–4 Apr.; spring: 26 May–28 June; summer: 12 July–23 Aug. Positions available for full-/part- time/occasional tutors/lecturers, activity/course leaders. Call Tom for details. Tel.: Oxford 552031.

Renal Unit, Churchill Hospital. Interesting and stimulating post as a full-time secretary to a consultant. Good word-processing skills essential. Knowledge of medical terminology is important but training will be given to an experienced candidate. Hours 8.30 a.m.–5 p.m. Grade 3/4. Salary £9,261–£13,044. Closing date: 31 Jan. Interview date: 14 Feb., a.m. Apply to Sheila Otway, Renal Unit, Churchill Hospital, Old Road, Headington, Oxford OX3 7LJ. Tel.: Oxford 225803, fax: 225773.

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Volunteer sought

Volunteer sought for University Alumni Office. `Crossed Quills' is a pen club for Oxford graduates who wish to write to other Oxonians around the world. A volunteer is sought to run this service. The office uses MS Word 6 for Windows and a basic knowledge of this software will be necessary. A few hours' work 3 or 4 times a year is required. Contact Margaret Whitehouse. Tel.: Oxford (2)78128, fax: (2)78180.

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Houses to Let

Jack Straw's Lane, Headington, near centre, hospital, universities: detached house, furnished, 4 bedrooms (one with en-suite), study, large kitchen and living room, 80-ft front and 110-ft rear garden with summer- house. Available from Aug. while owner is on leave. £1,500 p.c.m. Tel.: Oxford 308362.

Osney Island (walking distance from city centre, etc.), light and charming 2-bedroom house; 2 reception rooms (or extra double bedroom and one reception), gas c.h., unfurnished or partly furnished (negotiable). To let for 6 months in first instance, £645 p.c.m. Tel.: Oxford (2)78913 (day), or 510558 (evening).

Charming cottage on edge of village 12 miles north-west of Oxford. Double bedroom plus spare bedroom/study. Furnished and equipped to a very high standard. Beams, inglenook fire. South-facing. Very private walled patio garden. Garage. Suit caring non-smoking couple. Tel./fax: Oxford 510542.

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:; also 27 St Clement's, Oxford OX4 1DJ (tel.: 200012, fax: 204844, e-mail:; Internet:

Beautiful period family house in Old Kidlington (5 miles Oxford city centre); 4 bedrooms, bathroom, large farmhouse kitchen, large sitting-room, garden, c.h. Available mid-Jan. £900 p.c.m. Tel.: Oxford 513816 (office hours), or 842103 (evenings and weekends).

Short-term accommodation. Comfortable cottages in Witney, 12 miles west of Oxford. Fully furnished and well equipped. Frequent bus service to Oxford. Sleep 2/6. £695 p.c.m. or £195 p.w. Non-smokers only. Tel.: 01993 703035, fax: 01993 771014.

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.

Furnished central North Oxford house 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: (A. Gaston, Canada).

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House available to let or for sale

Beckley: Oxford 5 miles, John Radcliffe 3 miles; 3-bedroom unfurnished bungalow to let or for sale. Idyllic rural position near village church. Available now. Rent £850 p.c.m. Tel.: Oxford 351734.

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Flats to Let

Luxuriously furnished self-contained maisonette in modernised 18th-c. Woodstock (8 miles Oxford); hall, sitting-room, kitchen with washer/drier etc., dining room, private phone, 2 bedrooms, bathroom. £600 p.c.m. One-year let. Tel.: 01993 811488.

Charming flat to rent in Islip, suitable for a professional couple or single person—not for sharing. Tel.: Oxford 376094 (6–8 p.m.).

Central North Oxford, 10 minutes from city centre: delightful and very comfortable flat available now in quiet, civilised family house; large double bedroom, single bedroom, drawing-room, kitchen, bathroom. Off-street parking, garden. Regret no children or pets. Short or long let. Tel.: Oxford 52400.

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Accommodation Offered

Person wanted to share Victorian house in Iffley Fields with two others; 5 minutes to city by bus/bike; large single room with original fireplace; sunny sitting room; dining room; large kitchen with all mod cons; bathroom; garden; gas central heating. Available Feb.; £225 p.c.m. plus bills. Tel.: Oxford 722067.

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 Polish woman scientist (postdoctoral) coming to the Department of Zoology for 3 weeks from about 27 May, wants a bed-sit with some cooking facilities, and preferably within easy reach of South Parks Road. Contact Dr John Clarke, Department of Zoology, South Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3PS. Tel.: Oxford (2)71234 (office), or 558055 (home).

University lecturer in French, responsible, female, non-smoker, seeks house-sitting in Oxford for a period or periods between 24 Mar. and the end of Aug., owing to impending leave. Cat care no problem if required. Conditions negotiable; all serious offers welcome. Dr Meryl Tyers, 46 Airlie Street, Glasgow G12 9TR. Tel.: 0141-339 6231, e-mail:

Political scientist visiting from Germany with spouse and two small children seeks furnished house or flat to rent from Jan./Feb. for 9 or 10 months. Must be near University. Herbert Dittgen. Tel. (USA): 619 550 0345, fax: 619 534 6447, e-mail:

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

The Oxford Christian Institute for Counselling (OCIC) seeks to rent temporary accommodation for 12 months from July. Our needs are 6 rooms with access to w.c. and kitchen facilities for a min. of 3 days p.w. Contact Sonia Copper, OCIC, 11 Norham Gardens, Oxford OX2 6PS. Tel.: Oxford 558154.

Self-contained accommodation sought for a visiting Japanese-American professor (female) from 1 Apr. to summer, preferably St Clement's area, but all reasonably central areas considered. Washing/drying facilities essential. Tel.: Oxford 483922, e-mail:

d'Overbroeck's is now looking for more good family and self- catering accommodation from Jan. for A-level students. Excellent rates and efficient service. Please telephone if you think you can help or would like more information. Tel.: Oxford 310000.

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

Married couple, academic visitors, seek house in Oxford for at least 1 year, to rent or to exchange for house in Yautepec, Morelos, exactly one hour from Mexico City: wonderful villa in 5,000 sq. mtrs. of fruit trees and flowers, with a large swimming pool (18 by 7 mtrs.), 4 bedrooms (each with bathroom), 3 terraces, kitchen, living- room, dining-room, telephone; all furnished; bus facility but car exchange also possible. Tel.: Oxford 240888, e-mail:

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Accommodation Exchange

Family of four looking for house in the Oxford area in exchange for half-timbered, detached house in small town 25 minutes from Bonn (by car/train), at the edge of the Eifel Mountains. Preferred period: 4 July–16 Aug. Requested: non-smokers, no animals. Professor Dr Eberhard Kreutzer, Am alten Viehwege 61, D53359 Rheinbach, Germany. Tel./fax: 02226 16674.

Edinburgh/Oxford exchange for 5–6 month sabbatical. Central Edinburgh third-floor flat, peaceful and airy, fully furnished, with stunning views of Castle, Arthur's Seat, and Pentland Hills; 20 minutes' walk through the Meadows to university and libraries, 5 minutes from theatres, concert hall, cinemas, swimming-pool, excellent local shops. Double bedroom, single bedroom, study-bedroom, spacious kitchen, bathroom, drawing room with open fire. Available late Mar.–late Sept. in exchange for similar house/flat in central Oxford. Non-smoking. Suit academic/professional couple. Tel.: 0131–229 8154.

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Holiday Lets

Well-appointed 3-bedroom house in the unspoilt Catalonian village of Regencós (about 60 miles north-east of Barcelona and 4 miles inland) near Palafrugell. Several superb beaches within a radius of 6 miles. Sleeps 6; on 2 floors, each a self-contained flat with kitchen, bathroom, and lounge/dining area; ground floor has large double bedroom, upper floor similar bedroom plus twin-bed room. Attractive roof garden with superb views over surrounding countryside. Spanish maid visits every Sun. and will cook delicious meals. £1,000 p.c.m. or £300 p.w. Dr Charles Mould. Tel.: 01993 831747, fax: 831748, e- mail:

Island of Hydra, Greece: lovely, quiet family house to let from 29 Mar. onwards. Ideal for writers and painters. No cars. Sleeps 6. Rent £200 p.w. Dr Holland Martin, Sunnybank, Overbury, Tewkesbury, Glos. GL20 7PB. Tel.: 01386 725370.

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Houses for Sale

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.

Attractive semi-detached house in Headington. Sought-after location close to shops, schools, and buses to city centre and London. Four bedrooms (inc. loft conversion), spacious through-lounge, d.g. bay windows, kitchen/breakfast-room with utility area, gas c.h.; 90-ft. rear garden, garage. Offers in region of £120,000. Tel.: Oxford (2)77015/(2)74443 (day), or 63284 (evenings and weekends); e-mail:

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Flat for sale

Spacious south-facing studio flat in co- ownership housing scheme (Ritchie Court, North Oxford); living area approx. 16 by 12 ft., bed recess 9 by 9 ft. inc. fitted wardrobes, fitted kitchen 9 by 9 ft., hall, bathroom, and walk-in cupboard. Facilities inc. restaurant, guest rooms, and laundry. Tel.: Oxford 510334.

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For Sale

New Year—new desk? Large, modern L- shaped desk, flat-packed, with gas-lift working chair, £250. View in Oxford, seller delivers and assembles. Tel.: Oxford (2)77748 (day), or (2)77792 (evenings). n

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