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Oxford University Chamber Orchestra

Oxford University Chamber Orchestra (conductor: Duncan Hinnells, leader and soloist: David Golby), will perform the following works at 8 p.m. on Sat., 1 Mar., in the Sheldonian Theatre: Beethoven, Symphony No. 7; Mendelssohn, Violin Concerto No. 1; Jacques Cohen, Elegy on a Floating Cord. Tickets £5/£3. Advance booking: Oxford 261384.

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Bodleian Shop

Bodleian Shop: you will find many bargains and special prices during Feb., and, of course, all our popular stock items such as the Bodleian Bookrest, the `Opie' jolly jotter-pads, and the Shakespeare note pad. Note: reduced opening hours from Jan. until the end of Mar.: Mon.--Fri. 9 a.m.--5 p.m., Sat. 9 a.m.--12.30 p.m.

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.

Tuition Offered

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.

The Alexander Technique can help relieve stress and tension. For more information and a brochure please telephone Janet Sherbourne, MSTAT. Tel.: Oxford 770272.

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Services Offered

Garden design. Short consultation or full-scale design. Let me help you solve your problems and create a beautiful and individual garden. Judith Walton. Tel.: Oxford 735179.

We sell, buy, exchange, repair, and clean all types and sizes of oriental rugs and runners. Visit our gallery/warehouse without notice in business hours 10 a.m.–6 p.m., Mon.–Sat. Frederick and Sudabeh Hine, Persian carpet merchants, Old Squash Court, 16 Linton Road, Oxford. Tel./fax: Oxford 559396.

Braziers of Oxford: curtains, loose covers, blinds, soft furnishings, sofas, and chairs made to order. Traditional reupholstery and antique restoration. Bookcases, radiator covers, and bespoke cabinet-making. Broadloom carpet supplied and fitted. Oriental carpets bought and sold, cleaned and repaired. Accompanied visits to bonded warehouses. We supply and hang wallpaper and attend to internal and external painting. 57 High Street, Oxford. Tel.: Oxford 246574.

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.

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

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Domestic Services

Nanny share offered. Baby or toddler wanted to share our experienced nanny with our two school-age boys. Our previous share lasted seven years; our present nanny has been with us for four. We are all anxious not to lose her. She has experience with both new- borns and toddlers. Central North Oxford location. Home tel.: Oxford 558583.

Part-time place for child of 3–5 years available at University Nursery (Mansion House), 1–23 Apr. inc. (Mon.–Wed.). Contact Abi Golland. Tel.: Oxford 511237.

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

Administrator, Cochrane Schizophrenia Group. Whitley Council A&C grade, 37 hours p.w. (neg.). Funded by National Health Service Research and Development Programme until Mar. 1999. Currently based in the Institute of Health Sciences, Headington, Oxford. We are seeking to employ an experienced high-grade administrator to ensure the smooth running of the groupís editorial base (Oxford), the Cochrane Schizophrenia Group (CSG) as a whole (Global) and to initiate as well as assist with future development. This is a challenging and varied post, and we are looking for someone who is very computer literate, able to use initiative, prioritise immediately and cope with several different tasks simultaneously. Closing date for applications Fri., 14 Mar.; interviews will be held during the week beginning 24 Mar., successful applicant preferably available to begin in Apr. Application by letter and c.v. (2 copies) inc. a day-time telephone number and names, addresses, and telephone/fax numbers of 2 referees to Dr Clive Adams, Cochrane Schizophrenia Group, Institute of Health Sciences, PO Box 777, Old Road, Headington, Oxford OX3 7LF. Tel.: Oxford 226777, e-mail: clive.adams@psych.ox.ac.uk.

University Counselling Service: evening receptionist. Clerical and library grade C2: salary £8,610--£10,276 (pro rata) (under review). The University Counselling Service is a professionally-staffed confidential service for the assistance of students with personal/emotional, social, and academic problems. The evening receptionist will normally work on Tue. and Wed. evenings, 5–8 p.m., except when the service is closed for limited periods during vacation. As well as reception duties there will be some clerical and word-processing tasks. Applicants should have good keyboard skills but training will be given if the successful applicant currently has only basic skills. Applications with c.v. (2 copies) and the names and addresses of 2 referees should be sent to Ms Elsa Bell, Head of Counselling, University Counselling Service, 11 Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2HY, for receipt no later than 7 Mar. Short-listed applicants may be contacted by telephone, and a daytime telephone number is therefore essential. Interviews will be held on 17 Mar. Tel.. for further particulars: Oxford (2)70300.

Ritchie Court, North Oxford: an administrator is sought for June for these 44 retirement flats. Part-time (25 hours approx); £15,000. Before applying please obtain a job specification from the Administrator, Ritchie Court, 380 Banbury Road, Oxford. Tel.: Oxford 510334.

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Houses to Let

Headington: 4-bedroom house, convenient for shops, schools, and hospitals. Fully furnished, gas c.h., garage, gardens front and rear. Available from 1 Sept. 1997 to 15 Aug. 1998. £900 p.c.m. Tel.: Oxford (2)76202 (day), or 61316 (evening/weekend).

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.

House to let north of Summertown, 1 Oct. 1997--15 July 1998. Fully furnished, 3 bedrooms (1 single, 2 double), separate living- and dining-rooms, bathroom, downstairs w.c., fitted kitchen, front and back gardens, off-street parking. Close to major bus routes and shops. £800 p.m. Tel.: Oxford 559421.

Superb, modern, architect-designed house in North Oxford; 4 bedrooms; fully equipped; on bus routes; 25 minutes' walk to town. Available July and August. Tel: Oxford 511825 (evenings or Sundays); e-mail: L.Lyons1@physics.ox.ac.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

Summertown: fully-furnished 3-bedroom flat in Cunliffe Close available now. Would suit a visiting academic family or 3 professionals. £850 p.c.m. Tel.: Oxford 554015 (evening).

North Oxford flat to let. Between Woodstock and Banbury Roads. Suit single graduate. Bed/sitting-room, kitchen, shower, w.c. Separate entrance. £300 p.c.m. plus bills. Tel.: Oxford (2)76189.

Wytham Abbey, Oxford: spacious 1-bed apartment in grade 1 manor house situated 3 miles from city centre and set in 3,000 acres of park and woodland. Fully equipped and luxuriously appointed. Shared use of secluded walled garden. Available now. Tel.: Oxford 247200, fax: 724762.

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Accommodation available for academic year 1997–8

The Maison Française d'Oxford invites applications from postgraduates for rooms at the Maison in 1997–8. As a Franco-British research centre working in the social and human sciences, we particularly welcome applications from British nationals. The Maison is currently the base for research seminars in the History and Philosophy of Science and in Western European Politics. Applications to be received by 1 May. Norham Road, Oxford OX2 6SE.

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Accommodation Offered

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

Four- to five-bedroom unfurnished house sought, North Oxford, from Mar./Apr./May for 2 years for international businessman and wife plus 2 teenage children (no pets). Tel.: Oxford 741428.

Flat or small house (central Oxford preferred) wanted to rent by St Peterís College, 1– 18 July, for visiting academic couple. Contact Jean Wright. Tel.: Oxford (2)78872, e-mail: jean.wright@st-peters.ox.ac.uk.

Visiting postdoctoral medical scientist with family (2 adults, 4 children aged 4–9), no smokers, no pets, seeks to rent furnished 3/4-bedroom house or flat within 2-minute drive of John Radcliffe or Churchill hospitals. Contact Dr Michael R. Klein. Tel.: 0031-205- 23317, fax: 0031-205-123310, e-mail: clbkvi@xs4all.nl; or fax: Oxford 222502.

Dragon School member of staff and family seeks 2–3-bed accommodation in Oxford area, mid-Apr. to late June/early July. Tel.: Oxford 310812 (answer-phone).

Professional female, mid-thirties, non-smoker, seeks a very clean and pleasant room in a house or bedsit, in a very good area of Oxford, for 2 or 3 nights per week, for a few months. Tel.: 0171-794 8122.

Two women physiotherapists seek house-sit in Oxford. Experienced animal carers, enthusiastic gardeners. Long/short-term. Available end of Mar. Excellent references. Tel.: Oxford 559220.

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

Visiting American family seeks furnished 3–4-bedroom house or flat in Oxford, Sept. 1997–Aug. 1998. Possible house exchange in Amherst, Mass.: 3–4 bedrooms, 3 full baths, 2-car garage, spacious contemporary design, wooded hillside setting, easy access to university, local colleges. James K. Boyce. Tel. (USA): 413 256 1853, e-mail: boyce@econs.umass.edu.

Academic couple (non-smokers) with 3 children seek equipped house to rent in or near Oxford for 4–6 weeks during July/Aug. UK references available. Alternatively, will exchange for our large, convenient house in Vancouver (car-swap also a possibility). Professor Dennis Danielson, Department of English, University of British Columbia, 397–1873 East Mall, Vancouver, BC, Canada V6T 1Z1. Fax (Canada): 604 451 1078, e-mail: danielso@unixg.ubc.ca. n

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Accommodation Offered to Rent or Exchange

Oxford–Berkeley: family house in Oxford offered in exchange for similar in Berkeley, CA, area, July–Dec. Three bedrooms (1double, 1 twin, 1 single), 1.5 baths. All appliances, south-facing garden. Car exchange also possible. Tel.: Oxford 726919, e-mail: cvph2@lboro.ac.uk.

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Accommodation Exchange

Los Angeles/Oxford: family of 4, relocating to Oxford, leaving 4-bedroom, 2-bathroom house on half-acre in Thousand Oaks, wishes to exchange for house/flat for similar accommodation (at least 3 bedrooms) in or near Oxford (acreage not a requirement). Westlake Village/Thousand Oaks area is approx. 20 mins. from Pepperdine University and Malibu, 35 mins. from UCLA, 50 minutes from downtown LA and USC, 1 hour from UCSB. We seek a professional who would be interested in a long-term trade. K. Brougher. Fax: 001 213 620 8674.

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Holiday Lets

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.

Czech Republic: enchanting woodland cottage only half an hour from Prague available May–Oct. Sleeps 4+. Lake for swimming, boating. Views, walks, wood fires, mushrooms, castles. Good food, and wine still a bargain. English-speaking owner. From £260 p.w. Tel.: 0171-373 0667.

Tuscany: Italian language/culture, cookery, wall painting, gilding, ceramics courses, at 17th-c. manor house/garden, medieval hamlet, half-hour from sea/mountains—or if you want simply to relax, try just B.&B. and our home cooking. Mario/Jane. Tel.: 0039 187 47 12 49.

Tuscany, Italy: charming 17th-c. farmhouse in unspoilt mountain village with magnificent views. Spacious accommodation, fully modernised, with lovely garden and swimming-pool. Easy access to Pisa and Florence. Sleeps 8--10. Not available Aug. Tel.: 0181-446 4913.

Florida, Port Charlotte: luxury 3-bedroom dream villa with all modern amenities inc. solar heated indoor swimming-pool. Sleeps 6. Fabulous sandy beaches, palm-trees, in a paradise mostly unknown by the usual tourist rentals. Car hire essential. Airport nearby: Sarasota or Tampa. From £425 p.w. or £1,475 p.m. Tel.: Oxford 66344.

Provence: luxury 3-bedroom apartment in 17th-c. château. Swimming-pool, tennis, river, lakes, sailing, wind-surfing, fishing, wonderful walking in magnificent scenery. Near Lac de St Croix and Gorge du Verdon. Year-round lets (heating, log fires, driveable skiing).Wonderful sabbatical retreat. Tel./fax: Oxford 510542.

Lake Garda—Dolomites, near Riva-del- Garda in peaceful hillside villa with spectacular mountain panorama, self-contained accommodation for two, May–Oct. Separate garden entrance with patio; private facilities; £45–£55 p.n. Excursions to the Dolomites, Trento, opera at the Arena Verona. Botanic gardens. Wine tastings. Tel./fax: 0039 464 518559 or 0171- 987 5604 (English spoken).

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House 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.

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