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Tuition Offered

The Alexander Technique can help relieve stress and tension. Jan Steele, BA, and Janet Sherbourne, MA, both STAT qualified teachers of the Technique, offer lessons in Oxford. Please telephone for brochure and further information. Tel.: Oxford 770272.

Experienced French teacher offers lessons at all levels, including GCSE, A level, Business French, musical pronunciation, and general conversation. Tel.: Oxford 511105.

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 inc. wines. We meet for 2 hours one evening per week for a relaxed but informative lecture and tasting. Next class: 30 Sept. Tel.: Oxford 331254.

Piano tuition by concert pianist with 10 years' experience in teaching for teenagers and adults who have a minimum of four years' piano studies. North Oxford. Tel.: Oxford 514688.

English literature and language: individual tuition at all levels (A, GCSE, EFL, etc.). Specialist emphasis on essay writing skills and examination techniques. Extra help for, or an alternative to, school/college; full- time, revision, or retake courses. Highly experienced, effective, and successful tutor. Tel.: Oxford 247938.

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Services Offered

Carpentry, joinery, fitted cupboards, doors, etc., undertaken. Prompt, efficient, and sympathetic service at competitice prices. R.H. Sprot. Tel.: 01869 345060.

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.

Counselling/Psychotherapy. British Association for Counselling Approved Member, Accredited Counsellor (Oxford graduate, 1959, woman working in North Oxford) offers counselling/psychotherapy. Fee normally £25 per session. Some concessionary places.Tel.: Oxford 554438.

Word-processing and typing. Fast and efficient service for theses, manuscripts, reports, or scientific abstracts. Tel.: Oxford 721052.

Frederick and Sudabeh Hine, Persian carpet importers. Dealers in hand-made eastern rugs and runners generally. We sell only the genuine article and at prices which are at probably the lowest anywhere for comparable quality. Visit our warehouse and browse undisturbed. Home trial and exchange. Free buyer's guide for all new customers. Usual opening hours: 10 a.m.–6 p.m., Mon.–Sat. 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, Walton 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.

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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Volunteer needed to coach basketball

Oxford University Women's Basketball Club is currently seeking a coach for the coming (1996–7) academic year. The season encompasses both the Michaelmas and Hilary Terms. Contact Michelle Teo, Queen's College, Oxford OX1 4AW. E-mail: michelle.teo@queens.oxford.ac.uk.

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Situations Vacant

Pitt Rivers Museum (Balfour Library): part- time library assistant sought. Term-time only (weeks 1–8) in weekday afternoons, 1–5 p.m. The Balfour Library is a busy anthropology and archaeology library with a wide readership inc. undergraduates and postgraduates doing anthropology degree courses or options, members of the museum staff and external researchers. The work is varied and includes serving at the library desk, circulation duties, administration of the photocopier, shelving, and basic reader enquiries. The post would suit a person interested in working in a museum environment. Previous library experience not essential as training will be given. Salary on scale £8,610–£10,276 p.a., pro rata. Applications (no forms), inc. a full c.v. and the names and addresses of 2 referees, to the Administrator, Pitt Rivers Museum, South Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3PP, inc. a daytime telephone number. Closing date: 30 Sept.; interviews: 7 Oct. Enquiries to the Librarian: Oxford (2)70939.

Required as soon as possible, well- qualified tutors of Croatian and Cantonese to prepare students for the International Baccalaureate. Applicants should be native speakers who are able to teach literature to students in their mother tongue. 1½–2 hours p.w. per course. For full details contact Mrs C. Gospel, Head of Languages, St Clare's, Oxford, 139 Banbury Road, Oxford OX2 7AL. Tel.: Oxford 552031, fax: 310002.

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Houses to Let

Furnished central North Oxford for rent from end Apr. 1997. 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. £800 p.m. Tel.: (1) Oxford 775567 (J. Mackrell, evenings); (2) tel.: 613 745 1368, fax: 613 745 0299 (A. Gaston, Canada).

Witney: period cottages, 2/3-bedroom, fully furnished and well equipped. Short, i.e. weekly lets and longer lets up to 6 months. No smokers or pets. Good bus service to Oxford. Tel.: 01993 703035, fax: 01993 771014.

Attractive converted barn with pretty garden in quiet village 10 miles west of Oxford. Fully furnished. Large galleried living-room. Study. Kitchen/breakfast room. 4 bedrooms (2 en-suite). Cleaning and some gardening included. Viewable and available for 1 year from 23 Sept. £1,250 p.c.m. Tel.: 0171-402 4330 (answer-phone).

West Oxford, 5 minutes from station, furnished houses available immediately, suit 3 or 4 graduate students. £550 p.c.m. plus utilities. Tel.: Oxford 310332 (evening or weekends).

Banbury Road/Summertown (near): attractive house in residential tree-lined street; 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, conservatory/utility, through reception; pretty gardens; off-street parking. Minibus route. Min. let 6 months. £700 p.c.m. Tel.: Oxford 510835.

Secluded furnished cottage in North Oxford, within easy walking distance of the city, is unexpectedly available. Bedroom, sitting-room, kitchen, bathroom, etc.; very quiet. £500 p.c.m. Mrs Brett. Tel.: Oxford 554384.

North Parade, Oxford: newly converted Victorian ice house providing duplex accommodation. Fully equipped and furnished to a high standard. Would suit visiting academics. Available mid-Oct. £800 p.c.m. Tel.: Oxford 863219 or 559049.

Well-furnished and equipped 2-bedroom house in Upper Wolvercote to let to non-smokers at £500 p.c.m. Child and/or cat welcome. Near bus-stop; no parking restrictions; telephone, washing-machine, etc.; small secluded garden. From mid-Oct., long let preferred. Write to owner: Mrs Symonds, 43 Davenant Road, Oxford OX2 8BU.

Mid-Jan. to mid-May 1997, or part thereof, house on Boar's Hill to let; 10 minutes from Oxford by car; rent negotiable for right tenants. No children or animals. Good walks, comfortable house, pleasant surroundings. Tel.: Oxford 739582.

Central North Oxford house to let, 2 Nov.–end June 1997: fine family home, mile from city centre and close to Port Meadow; 4 bedrooms (1 currently used as study, with separate fax/phone line), large kitchen with french doors to 100-ft garden, substantial living rooms with working fireplaces, bathroom plus downstairs shower room; gas c.h.; off-street parking. Fully furnished. £975 p.c.m. Tel.: Oxford 516284, fax: 556106.

Central North Oxford: delightful 4-bedroom house to let; double garage; secluded garden. £2,000 p.c.m. Tel.: Oxford 510062.

Central Oxford, St John Street: 2 substantial town houses: (1) 5 bedrooms, 3 reception, bathroom, shower room, utility room, study; private parking for 2 cars; garden; unfurnished; available from Sept., £2,000 p.c.m. (2) 3 bedrooms, 4 reception, useful basement room with a shower; fully furnished to a high standard with attractive antiques; from end Sept., £1,500 p.c.m. Finders Keepers Ltd., 73 Banbury Road, Oxford OX2 6PE. Tel.: Oxford 311011, fax: 556993, e-mail: oxford@finders.co.uk, Internet: http://www.finders.co.uk.

Central North Oxford, St Margaret's Road: exceptional and rarely available Victorian family house with 5/6 bedrooms, 3 reception, 3 bathrooms, shower room, library; beautiful Italianate gardens and driveway. Available end Oct. £3,500 p.c.m. (inc. gardening). Finders Keepers Ltd., 73 Banbury Road, Oxford OX2 6PE. Tel.: Oxford 311011, fax: 556993, e-mail: oxford@finders.co.uk, Internet: http://www.finders.co.uk.

North Oxford , ideally located, newly furnished Victorian house in Jericho: 2 bedrooms, first- floor bath, conservatory, courtyard garden. Available from Oct./Nov. One year rental at £800 p.m. Tel.: Oxford 554507.

Summertown: excellent 2/3-bedroom semi- detached house with large open-plan living area in 4 sections; fully-equipped kitchen with washing machine, dish- washer, etc.; gas c.h.; bathroom and shower room; south- facing garden. £1,050 p.m. From around 15 Oct for 1 year. Tel.: Oxford 514493 or 0374 652219.

Central Oxford pied-à-terre available: comfortable, pretty house close to centre (5 minutes from Magdalen Bridge, handy for London bus, off- street parking), modest rent. Would suit civilised, house- proud, non-smoking tenant (academic or professional) who is away at weekends. Owners weekend in Oxford. References required. Tel.: 0171-586 1481 (evenings).

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.

Desirable furnished mill house cottage to let, in pleasant village near Woodstock; bathroom, 2 bedrooms, large sitting-room, well- equipped kitchen, garden, garage. £500 p.m. Available mid-Sept. Tel.: 01993 811351.

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Flats to Let

Woodstock Road, 2 miles from city centre: modern, open-plan, ground-floor flat; living-room, double bedroom, kitchen, bathroom, telephone; access to rear garden; near bus-stop; car parking. Available from 1 Oct. Tel.: Oxford 557684 (after 6 p.m.).

Headington—available mid-Oct.: newly- converted 1-bedroom flat, quiet location, private road; fully furnished; large double bedroom, en-suite shower room, sitting-room, kitchen, c.h., parking facility. Professionals and academics only. £495 p.c.m. inc. of water rates. Tel.: Oxford 68504.

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Accommodation Offered

North Oxford houses and flats available from Sept. Premier. Tel.: Oxford 792299, fax: 798087.

Flat-share: female non-smoker required for lovely modern 2-bedroom flat in Wheatley; situated in very attractive block of 12 flats; large lounge, patio doors to south-facing garden, fully-fitted kitchen and bathroom. Wheatley is well situated for Oxford. £50 p.w. plus share bills. Tel.: Oxford 873734 (day or evening).

Self-contained, small, rural, c.h. accommodation at side of old farmhouse; modern kitchen with washing-machine, etc.; dining-room and shower room downstairs, upstairs good-size bedroom with nice views. Horspath, 4 miles to city centre. £400 single/£450 share, p.m. plus bills. Available from Oct. Tel.: Oxford 874918.

House-share: professional sharer, non- smoking, sought for furnished house near Oxford station; private bedroom and study with shared lounge-diner, kitchen and bathroom. £275 p.c.m. plus bills. Tel: Oxford 736000 (until 4 Oct.); 244692 (after 4 Oct.).

Room to let: pleasant room in Headington Quarry available Mon.–Fri. at £40 p.w. (bills inclusive). Suit quiet academic/professional female. Tel.: Oxford 744137.

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.

Alternative medicine centre. Space available. Therapy and treatment rooms. Consulting and counselling rooms. Every facility. Very moderate rates. Central North Oxford. Tel. for further details: Oxford 54326 (9 a.m.–12 noon).

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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

Writer migrating from London seeks studio/workshop to rent or buy anywhere in or near Oxford. I may also need a small unfurnished flat, not necessarily near the studio. Andrew Duncan. Tel./fax: 0181-969 8332.

Required as soon as possible: visiting female doctor from Sir Lanka needs self-contained or shared accommodation at a reasonable rental, preferably in Headington area, for approx. 6 months. Contact Centre for Tropical Medicine, Nuffield Department of Clinical Medicine, John Radcliffe Hospital, Headington, Oxford OX3 9DU. Tel.: Oxford 220968/220970.

Male American academic on sabbatical leave seeks furnished and equipped accommodation (flat preferred), Jan.–May 1997, in or near the city centre. Tel.: Oxford 65924.

House in Oxford wanted; preferably 3- bedroom, part- or unfurnished, garden; on long lease. Mrs Terry Sharman. Tel.: Oxford 510206.

I'd like to share a house with postgraduate/professional—North area; c.h.—or rent a bed-sitting room. Non-smoker. Tel.: Oxford 552452.

Visiting academic and family (4 people) from New Zealand seek fully-furnished 2/3-bedroom apartment or house in central Oxford, for part or all of the period 2 Mar.–11 Apr. 1997. Dr Jonathan Boston, Public Policy Group, Victoria University, PO Box 600, Wellington. Fax: 64 (4) 495 5084, e-mail: jonathan.boston@vuw.ac.nz.

Academic visitor seeks furnished flat or house near the University, Nov. 1996–Mar. 1997 or part. B. Haq. Tel.: Oxford (2)74591, e-mail: bilh@earth.ox.ac.uk.

Visiting academic with wife and baby looking for Oxford flat from October until mid-December. Martin Wilkinson. Fax: 61 6 247 8522, e-mail: mwilkins@coombs.anu.edu.au.

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.

Couple spending sabbatical at Oxford would like to rent housing in north Oxford, two or three bedrooms, Feb.--June. D.Rueschemeyer, Dept. of Sociology, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island 02912, USA.

American academic visitor seeks a furnished one bedroom flat in central or north Oxford within easy walking distance of the University, 1 Jan.–31 March. Contact Dr. B. Haq Tel.: Oxford (2)74591, e-mail: bilh@earth.ox.ac.uk.

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Holiday Lets

Andalucia: magical medieval village with stunning landscape; house at front of village with unobstructed views past Gibraltar and the Mediterranean to the Rif mountains of Morocco; terraces overhang the campo so that there is a feeling of being in the countryside; top terrace like a beach. Visit Granada, Cordoba, Ronda, Seville, Cadiz, Morocco. House divided into 2 parts. Reduction for long let. Dr Campbell. Tel.: Oxford 513935.

French farmhouse to let in quiet village near Lot River; 4 rooms, well-equipped kitchen (inc. washing-machine, dish-washer, microwave oven, large fridge- freezer), bathroom with w.c. and shower; in lovely countryside, near beautiful historic Bastide towns (7 kms Villeneuve d'Aveyron, 25 kms Figeac). Available till end 1996 and from Mar. 1997. £250 p.c.m. plus electricity, phone bills. Dr D. Martin (Hong Kong). Tel.: 00 852 2550 5149 (GMT + 8); fax: 00 852 2865 4620; e-mail: jdrobin@hkucc.hku.hk/jdrobin@ha.org.hk.

Greece—island of Hydra: lovely, quiet family house; ideal for painters or writers; all modern conveniences; no cars; short or long lets, from Oct. onwards. Rent negotiable. Diana Holland-Martin, Sunnybank, Overbury, Glos. GL20 7PB. Tel.: 01386 725 370.

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Houses for Sale

Warneford Road: spacious Edwardian semi, in excellent condition with all original features and many additional; south-west-facing garden; 4 bedrooms, 3 large reception, fitted kitchen, large spacious bathroom, fourth bedroom large loft conversion retaining extensive loft storage space. £168,000 o.n.o. Tel.: Oxford 516290 (after 6 p.m.).

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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Flats for Sale

Retirement flat, Eynsham. Modern, purpose- built 1-bedroom apartment,in quiet location but close to all amenities; Economy 7 heating; 24-hr. emergency call system; communal gardens and many other benefits. £35,000. Tel.: Oxford 791910.

First-floor flat in pleasant residential area in Yarnton. Very close to bus to Park and Ride. Entrance lobby with coat cupboard, stairs to first-floor landing, reception room, kitchen/breakfast room, bedroom, bathroom, gas-fired c.h., heated airing cupboard, loft space, garage. £45,000, no chain, newly decorated, available immediately. Write: S. Duggan, 56 Templemere, Weybridge, Surrey KT13 9PB. n

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