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Oxford Chamber Music Society

The Bochmann String Quartet, with Thea King (clarinet), will perform the following at 8 p.m. on Sunday, 4 May, in the Holywell Music Room: Haydn, Quartet in C, op. 54, no. 2; Shostakovitch, Quartet no. 7 in F sharp minor, op. 108; Brahms, clarinet quintet in B minor, op. 115. Tickets £8 from Blackwell's Music Shop (tel.: 261384), or £9 at the door; students and juniors £4.

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Oxford University Newcomers' Club

The Oxford University Newcomers' Club welcomes partners of visiting academics, of newly-appointed academics, of graduate students, and of undergraduate students. Open 10.30 a.m.--12 noon at 13 Norham Gardens, to meet for coffee and to find out about the term's programmes of events. We meet every Wednesday for the 8 weeks of Full Term (plus the week before and the week after) and through the summer vacation.

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Oxford Asian Textile Group

Deryn O'Connor, formerly of the Surrey Institute of Art and Design, will lecture on `Guizhou Province, China: further textile encounters', at 6 p.m. on Tue., 20 May, in the Pauling Human Sciences Centre, 58 Banbury Road. Refreshments will be served. Visitors welcome: admission £1.

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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

Painting in traditional English water- colours with Rebecca Hind. One-week intensive courses for spring and summer; weekly part-time courses thoughout the year. Tel. for brochure: Oxford 340633.

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: OLT@dial.pipex.com.

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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.

Gardens creatively designed–constructed—planted and maintained. Knowledgeable service with 25 years' experience. Portfolio available. Colin Broad. Tel./fax: Oxford 882711.

Frederick and Sudabeh Hine are Persian carpet merchants in particular and dealers in oriental rugs and runners in general. Visit their gallery/warehouse without notice during business hours 10 a.m.–6 p.m., Mon.–Sat., and you will find everything from show-off antiques to everyday furnishing pieces. Also specialist cleaning and expert conservation repairs. No parking problems. The Old Squash Court, 16 Linton Road, North Oxford. Tel./fax: Oxford 559396.

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.

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.

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.

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Domestic Services

St Paul's Nursery (Somerville College) is now accepting nursery vouchers. Please contact Susan Ess. Tel.: Oxford (2)70686.

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Houses to Let

Sutton Courtenay village, 8 miles from Oxford, ideal for European School, Culham; convenient for Harwell, JET, Culham, and Rutherford Appleton Laboratories and Didcot Station. Warm, comfortable, modern architect-designed family home; 3/4 bedrooms, gas c.h., fully furnished, labour-saving modern kitchen, bathroom and utility/shower- room with second w.c. Very spacious. sunny open-plan ground floor. Integral garage. Sheltered south-west facing garden with sun-terrace. Fruit trees, lawn, grape vines. Available end of May, £700 p.c.m. Tel.: Abingdon (01235) 847329.

18th-c. thatched cottage, in village 8 miles from Oxford and close to Thames; 3 double bedrooms, 2 reception, conservatory, modern kitchen, c.h., garden. Oak beams, open fires. Short lets. £190 p.w. Tel.: 0171-625 1219.

Terrace house to let in Oxford (Summertown), from 15 Aug. for academic year; 3 bedrooms, garden, fully furnished and equipped; in quiet location, convenient for shops, schools, and parks. Suitable for visiting academics. £800 p.m. Tel.: Oxford (2)70969 or 552729.

Charming central North Oxford house, one street from St Giles', Radcliffe Infirmary, and St Antony's College. Just modernised, extended and refurbished to the highest standards. Two bedrooms, plus study or guest room; basement study/bedroom; living room leading to large, light conservatory dining-room and kitchen. Bathroom with shower and w.c., plus separate w.c. Luxuriously furnished and fully carpeted. Fully equipped kitchen with washing-machine, drier, dish- washer. Burglar alarm system linked to station. Gas c.h. Three telephones. Beautiful garden, with parking space at rear. Rent includes various services. Viewing highly recommended. £1,500 p.m. Available from June. Tel.: Oxford 559614.

Luxurious, well-lit, newly refurbished accommodation on two floors in central North Oxford. Near Port Meadow; convenient for University, schools, shops. Three bedrooms (2 double, 1 single); sitting-room; dining-room; modern kitchen; 2 bathrooms (inc. separate shower); own small paved, well-stocked garden. Beautifully furnished and decorated, with new carpets throughout. Gas c.h., washing machine, drier, dish-washer, 2 telephones, TV points. £1,400 p.m. Families only. Available Sept. onwards. Tel.: Oxford 559614.

New 3-bed end-terrace house with garage, south Oxford. Easy access city centre. To let on assured shorthold for 6 months min. Unfurnished £600 p.c.m., furnished £650 p.c.m. Tel.: 01235 847635.

Osney: 3-bedroom terrace house in excellent condition, 10 minutes' walk from central Oxford, in secluded district by the river. Fully furnished and equipped, gas c.h., fitted kitchen, washing-machine, freezer, fridge, phone, TV, garden with patio and seats. Available July for 1 year or longer. Only visiting academics considered. £750 p.c.m. Tel.: Oxford 862347.

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.

City centre house with view of Thames available for 3 months, mid- June–mid-Sept. Fully equipped, 3 bedrooms (2 double, 1 single), 2 bathrooms, gas c.h., garden, garage. £950 p.c.m. Tel.: Oxford 250462.

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.

Available for short summer/holiday lets from June, short or long-term from Aug./Sept. Charming luxury cottage 14 miles north-west; beams, inglenook fire, country antiques, gas c.h., walled south-facing garden, garage; double bedroom plus second bedroom/study. Tel.: Oxford 510542.

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: oxford@finders.co.uk; Internet site: http://www.finders.co.uk.

Summer let in Oxford, 5 minutes from city centre: live in comfort near the Thames. Centrally heated, 4-bedroom Victorian house. Large split-level living-room; bathroom, bidet, and w.c.; shower-room, power-shower, and w.c.; fully-equipped kitchen; south-facing garden. Available for 6 weeks, 18 July–31 Aug. Price negotiable. Tel./fax: Oxford 725193, e-mail: xjt18@dial.pipex.com.

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Flats to Let

Recently refurbished, luxurious ground-floor flat in central North Oxford. Near Port Meadow, convenient for shops, schools, University; separate dining and sitting rooms with oak flooring; one large carpeted bedroom; basement; fully fitted kitchen with dish-washer, washing-machine, and drier. Bathroom with separate shower. Gas c.h. Telephone. TV point. Own entrance and charming paved gardens front and back. £850 p.m. Available from Oct. Tel.: Oxford 559614.

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

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Accommodation Offered

Rooms to let in Grandpont. A quiet house, within walking distance from the city centre. Shared kitchen and sitting-room. Available from Sept. onwards for long-term occupancy. Would suit professionals or postdoctoral academics. Non-smokers only. Tel.: Oxford 727826 (evenings), e- mail: spanu@trans.plants.ox.ac.uk.

Large `double' room (£75 p.w.) and single room (£60) to rent in spacious house in Littlemore with conservatory and lovely large garden, 3 miles from city centre. Close to bus route 16 and a short walk from the Iffley Road bus routes. Rosemary. Tel.: Oxford 714351.

Excellent, quiet, and light centrally heated studio/bedsit. Own bathroom, TV, fridge/freezer, and mini-cooker. Private entrance from patio. Available from 1 June. Tel.: Oxford 553294.

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.

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Accommodation Sought

Recently retired Canadian academic couple seek 2-bedroom flat in Oxford for June, July, Aug., or from mid-July to end of Aug. Very careful tenants. Local references. Tel.: Oxford 553294.

Two/three bedroom house/flat within walking or easy bus access to city centre sought by academic couple, with baby, on sabbatical in Oxford Aug.--Dec. The accommodation needs to be fully furnished, equipped with modern appliances, and preferably supplied with linen. Oxford referees available. Dr Simon Petch, English Dept., University of Sydney, NSW 2006, Australia. Tel.: 61-2-9816-3049, fax: 61-2-9351- 2434, e-mail: Simon.Petch@english.su.edu.au.

Retired American university professor and wife seek a reasonably modern and completely furnished 2-bedroom flat or small house for a year beginning any time after 1 July 1997 and ending any time before 31 Aug. 1998. Herbert Goldhor, 39 Maple Court, Champaign, IL 61821, USA. Fax: 217 244 3302, e-mail: goldhor@alexia.lis.uiuc.edu.

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.

American academic family of 4 seeks 2+ bedroom house or flat for any 4-week period 1 June–9 Aug. Can provide Oxford references. Dr Trent Foley, Davidson College, Box 1719, Davidson NC 28036, USA. Tel.: 704 8922263, fax: 704 8922005, e-mail: trfoley@davidson.edu.

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Accommodation Exchange

Yorkshire Dales/Oxford: 3-bedroom house/flat wanted in Oxford town from mid-Aug. for 1–2 years in exchange for 17th-c. cottage with garage in Upper Wharfedale (ideal for writing, sabbatical, walking); within easy reach Leeds/Bradford airport, Lake District. Tel./fax: 01756 760265.

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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: jrs@u.washington.edu (Dr John Stratton); e-mail: cws@u.washington.edu (Dr Carolyn Webster-Stratton).

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Accommodation Offered to Rent or Exchange

University widow seeks to exchange fully-furnished modern completely equipped house, good garden, in central North Oxford on bus route, near shops, schools, etc., for a flat/house in London or Israel. Would consider suggestions of exchange in any other university centre with easily accessible adult Jewish education. Would consider rental. Available autumn 1997 or later. Min. 6 months. Contact Lewis. Tel.: Oxford 515440, fax: 511568.

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Student Vacation Exchange

17-year-old boy living in Saarbrücken seeks an exchange partner for the summer. The family is bilingual in French and German (the father, who is French, is professor of German at the University of Saarbrücken, and the mother is German), the children go to a French school and the family spends part of the summer in North Germany. The family would also consider a paying guest arrangement. For further information contact Dr Helen Watanabe. Tel.: Oxford 514217, e-mail: helen.watanabe@exeter.ox.ac.uk.

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Holiday Lets

Duras, south-west France, 1 hour Bordeaux airport: 300-year-old farmhouse, set amidst vineyards, with beautiful views; sleeps 6; 2 bedrooms en-suite. Lovely garden and terrace. Brand new 15m swimming- pool with jacuzzi. Available from 1 June. £500 p.w. Tel.: Oxford 553685.

SW France (Tarn-et-Garonne), traditionally restored farmhouse and outbuildings in hilltop hamlet with fine views over unspoilt countryside, close to medieval market town on River Aveyron. Sleeps 8+, small pool, semi-circular garden facing south with trees and some shade. Tel.: 0118 987 3095.

Northumberland, between the Cheviots and the sea: a stone-built cottage in a small unspoilt village, with 3 bedrooms; sleeps a min. of 6; sitting-room, kitchen, bathroom; 5 miles to Alnwick Castle, in easy reach of many more and miles of beautiful sea-shore. Tel.: 01665 579 292.

South of France, Languedoc: village mansion, 2-acre garden, swimming-pool, 30 minutes from Mediterranean; sleeps 15+; available May/June and Sept./Oct., £1,000 p.w. high season, lower prices off- season. Also adjoining 2-bed cottage (£200 p.w.) and 5-bed apartment (£350 p.w.) available throughout the summer. Tel.: Oxford 511065 (day and evening).

Andalucia, Gaucin: house or part to let. Magical medieval white village. Panoramic views from house towards Morocco. Stunning landscape, wonderful butterflies and birds. Walking, golf, fishing and wind-surfing. Visit Ronda, Cordoba, Seville, Granada, Cadiz, Jerez, Morocco. From £95 p.w. Brochure and photos from Dr Campbell. Tel. and fax: Oxford 513935, e-mail: l.lustgarten@soton.ac.uk.

North Pembs. coast, cottage to let; ideal 2/3 but can sleep more. Stove, books, walks, peaceful surroundings. Reasonable rates. Tel.: 01348 872080.

Provence: luxury 3-bedroom apartment in 17th-c. château near Lac de St Croix, with views to the mountains of the Gorge du Verdon. Pool, tennis, gardens at the château, sailing, canoeing, wind-surfing, angling on river and lakes close by, wonderful walking, driveable skiing (log fire and heating for winter stays). Available now. Priced for 2–6. Tel.: Oxford 510542.

Holiday in Umbria. Ideal for lovers of tranquillity, superb scenery, good food. Perfect for visiting Renaissance art treasures. Newly converted flat for two, large shaded terrace, magnificent view. Perugia 9 kms, Assisi 20 kms. For information telephone Willliam Urquhart. Tel.: 01252 877155.

Ambert, France: farmhouse with fireplace and apartment in small hamlet in the mountains of Livradois Forez. Prices from £145 (stg.) p.w. inc. heating. Also 2 farmhouses with pool in Gozo, Malta, from £185 p.w. Tel.: Malta 561392, fax: Malta 559313.

Venice: pied-à-terreof an Anglo-Italian couple, sleeps up to 4, completely modernised and tastefully furnished in a quiet corner of a lively Venetian area between railway and Rialto; 5 minutes from shops, water-buses, and Grand Canal. Weekly 650,000 lire. Tel.: Rome 44230361.

Beautifully restored 18th-c. Tuscan farmhouse for rent in quiet position near village; 6 bedrooms with baths, sitting-rooms, large kitchen, terrace with pergola, c.h., beautiful views, fireplaces, 30 minutes to sea, tennis nearby. Tel.: Oxford 516159, fax: 556753.

Multigliano (Tuscany): three houses for rent (short or long letting), 6 km from Lucca, 25 km from Forte dei Marmi; fully furnished, in a large estate; house I sleeps 8--10 people, house II sleeps 5, house III sleeps 5--6. Different prices from £150 p.w. Mrs G. Guidotti. Tel.: 00 39 6 3314190, or Oxford 552757.

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

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House for Sale

Edwardian house, with many original features, in Hill Top Road, with 3 bedrooms, lounge, dining- room, morning room, conservatory, large kitchen/utility, bathroom/w.c., separate downstairs w.c. Attractive gardens. Well located for schools, Oxford and Brookes universities, John Radcliffe and other hospitals, and the city centre. No chain. Tel.: Oxford 815166. n

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