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University Gazette: indexes

Indexes to volumes CIX, CX, CXI, CXII, CXIII, and CXV of the University Gazette are now available, and may be obtained upon application to Anne Ashby, Oxford University Press, Great Clarendon Street.

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Exhibition

Edmond Sutherland Art Exhibition: a varied collection of 45 paintings, from still life to impressions of Oxford; from architectural representations to freely-expressed abstraction. Magdalen College antechapel, 1–12 July, 11 a.m.–6 p.m. daily.

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Concerts

The Marylebone Ensemble---Rachel Gilliam (soprano), Geoffrey Baker (recorder), Andrea Morris (baroque violin), Katie Stephens (baroque cello), and Hilary Norris (harpsichord)---will perform chamber music by Purcell, Handel, Montéclair, Schütz, Buxtehude, and other composers, at 4.30 p.m. on Sun., 29 June, in the Holywell Music Room. Tickets £6 (concessions £4, children £2) from Blackwell's Music Shop or at the door.

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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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Tuition Offered

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

Proof-reading, editing, summarising, reviewing; translator, interpreter, conversationalist, person to elucidate or enthuse; selecting, ordering, processing, filing, making payments; a thousand quasi-facsimile bibliographical descriptions no problem. These skills from 29B Harpes Road, Oxford OX2 7QJ. Bookseller, editor, bibliographer, teacher recently back from the Antipodes-- -c.v. available. Tel.: Oxford 552476.

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Domestic Services

Nanny available; lives in west Oxford; seeks full-time post in central, west Oxford, or Iffley area. Non-driver, non-smoker. Preference for children 0--1 years old. Ten years' experience; excellent references. Tel.: Oxford 794683 (after 7 p.m. or at weekends).

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

Executive Director for overseas study program in Oxford. Ideal candidate will be an Oxford graduate, around 30, with tutoring experience. Hours flexible, could be 30 p.w. to allow for part-time teaching. Salary £18--£25K p.a. Ability to work with students and tutors important. Send c.v. to Dr Richardson, 11 Holywell Street, Oxford OX1 3BN.

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Houses to Let

Woodstock period cottage: quiet location in town centre, close to Blenheim Park; newly refurbished to highest standard; fully furnished; sitting- room/kitchen; 1 double and 1 single bedroom; bathroom with shower and separate w.c.; fitted kitchen units with washer/drier (Hoover), refrigerator, and hob with separate oven (AEG); TV point, telephone, gas c.h.; conservatory area leading to attractive small walled garden. Particularly suitable for visiting academics. Immediate availability. Length of tenancy by agreement. £700 p.m. Tel.: 01993 812639.

Small thatched cottage, 10 minutes' bus- ride from Carfax, available from 1 Sept.; suitable for sabbatical couple or single person; 2 bedrooms, bathroom, w.c., kitchen, sitting-/dining-room with open fireplace, gas c.h., small garden, garage. Newly furnished and equipped. £675 p.c.m. Tel./fax: Oxford 730347.

Summertown, on quiet side road but within easy reach of all amenities: 3-bed semi-detached house, fully furnished and equipped, pleasant easy-care garden, off-road parking. Available from July for 1 year or longer. £750 p.m. plus services. Tel.: Oxford 310418.

Modern 2-bedroom town house in quiet close a few minutes' walk from Carfax (Sadler Walk); fully-fitted kitchen; Miele washing-machine; drier; fitted carpets; gas c.h.; telephone; small walled garden with parking. Furnished or unfurnished. Available now; long let preferred. £725 p.c.m. Tel./fax: Oxford 735343.

Fully-furnished house to let, Oct.–June, Kingston Road, near Port Meadow; 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, living-room, dining-room, gas c.h., garden. Suitable for family or visiting academic(s). Richard Little. Tel.: Oxford 552873 or (2)70209.

Wolvercote, Oxford: charming and immaculate semi-detached house; c.h.; bathroom and en- suite shower; fully furnished; pleasant garden front and back; quiet area; private parking; immediate access to Port Meadow. Regular bus service to the centre in 15 minutes. No dogs. Long lease. £640 p.cm. Mrs Briggs. Tel.: 0171-370 0704.

East Oxford/Headington: semi-detached house, backing onto South Park; 2 bedrooms, 1 bedroom/study; light and spacious, well-furnished and recently decorated; gas c.h., washing-machine, beautiful garden; off-street parking; 10--15 minutes' walk to university centre, 5 minutes from local shops. Ideal for professional/academic couple or similar. Available 1 Sept. 1997-- end June 1998. £700 p.c.m. Tel.: 0141 330 4164, e-mail: nzt@arts.gla.ac.uk.

Luxury barn conversion in Cumnor village, 4 miles west of Oxford; secluded location for short-term rental; large lounge with TV and video, newly fitted kitchen with washing-machine, dish-washer, microwave; shower and drying room; large double bedroom and adjoining bathroom; second bedroom with twin beds; attractively furnished with many antiques. Gas c.h., telephones, off-street parking. £350 p.w. Tel. and fax: Oxford 864690, e-mail: francis4@which.net.

Brand new 3-bed 2-bath house with garage, south Oxford. Easy access city centre. To let on assured shorthold for 6 months min. £700 p.c.m. unfurnished. Available from 21 July. Tel.: 01235 847635.

Headington, close to hospitals, schools, buses, and shops: 3-bedroom house, separate bath and shower, fitted kitchen, sun-lounge, small garden, garage, telephone, gas c.h., sophisticated burglar alarm, washing-machine, drier, waste disposal unit, refrigerator/freezer. Available at once. £650 p.c.m. Tel.: 01993 881667, fax: 01993 704858.

Central North Oxford, in a prime location, unusually large Victorian family house, available to let fully furnished, Sept. 1997- -June/July 1998; 4 double bedrooms, 2 large reception, dining-room and kitchen, 3 bathrooms; ample garden, parking, and garage; all mod. cons. Careful tenants wanted while owner abroad. Might suit 2 small families sharing, or an extended family; not for multiple occupation. Tel.: Oxford 554888.

House for rent in Bowness Avenue (off Headley Way); newly refurbished; sleeps 5; £960 p.c.m. Tel.: Oxford 514568.

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

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Flats to Let

Central North Oxford: two 2-bedroom spacious apartments of high standard, 1 and 2 bathrooms, lounge, kitchen; well-placed for the University and the business centre. Best suited to professionals or mature visiting academics. £675 and £720 p.c.m. Available early July. Tel.: Oxford 516144.

Upper Wolvercote: 2-bedroom flat in quiet position overlooking Port Meadow; fully furnished and equipped with c.h., garage, etc. Non- smoking preferred. Available Aug. for long-term let. £625 p.c.m. Tel.: Oxford 559802.

Large Edwardian second-floor flat, Woodstock Road, 10 minutes to city; 23-ft bedroom, lounge same; large bathroom, separate shower cubicle; dining-room; kitchen with microwave, washing-machine, gas cooker. Lovely view of St John's sports ground. Suitable academics only. Available 29 Sept. 1997--31 May 1998. £500 p.m. Tel.: Oxford 553094.

Overlooking the river: modern 1-bedroom flat with balcony and own under-cover off-street parking; exceptional location, less than 10 minutes' walk from city-centre shops, railway station, coach station, but backing onto large nature reserve. No smoking; no pets. Available from July. Tel.: Oxford 512138.

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.

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Summer Lets

Flat in central North Oxford in a quiet road, close to the University Parks and shops, available in Aug. (4 weeks); first floor; balcony and garden; 2 bedrooms plus study, all modern appliances, piano. £250 p.w. inc. bills. Tel.: Oxford 515229.

Near the river, 5 minutes' walk from the centre: large, spacious, c.h. Victorian house on 3 floors; split-level living-room; dining-room; kitchen with dishwasher, microwave, oven, hob, etc.; 4 bedrooms, large bathroom with w.c. and bidet; separate shower-room with w.c.; pretty, south-facing garden. Available 6 weeks, 18 July–31 Aug., £300 p.w. inc. 4 hours p.w. domestic help, but exc. bills. Tel.: Oxford 725193.

Three- to four-bedroom houses in central Oxford suitable for visiting academic families, available about 25 June for the summer. Telephones, TVs, videos installed. £800--£1,000 p.c.m. plus utilities. Contact Johan at WISC. Tel.: Oxford 201132.

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Summer let or house-share

Pleasant modern house in quiet Littlemore cul-de-sac, 3 miles from city centre, on bus routes and near Park-and- Ride. 1 double and 1 single bedroom: pretty garden, piano, microwave, washer-drier, etc,; two affectionate cats. Available for up to one month, mid-July–mid-Aug., for a reasonable rent of £100 p.w. (inc. all bills except telephone) in return for cat care. Additionally the single room is available on a long- or short-term basis to non-smoking female, £240 p.c.m. inc bills. Could be available now in lieu of the summer let, or might begin afterwards. Telephone Denise on Oxford 267755 (daytime) or 712496 (evenings/answer-phone).

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Accommodation Offered

Bed-and-breakfast available in the comfortable home of a semi- retired academic couple in exclusive, leafy, central North Oxford; within easy walking distance of the city centre and all main university buildings; a stone's throw from the river, parks, excellent pubs and restaurants and a 9--9 corner shop. All rooms have colour TV, microwave, tea- and coffee-making facilies. Refrigerators available. Very moderate terms. Tel. and fax: Oxford 557879.

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Accommodation Offered/Summer Let

Big room to let in family house; female non-smoker preferred; £45 p.w. inc. Same house to let 9–31 Aug., £650 inc.; 3 bedrooms, sem- detached, big garden. Birgit. Tel.: 04215 99219, or Oxford 775338 (after 6 p.m.).

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Accommodation Sought

D'Overbroeck's College is looking for good family and self-catering accommodation in North Oxford for A-level students to start 1 or 8 Sept. We pay excellent rates and offer an efficient service. If you would like further information or think that you can help, please telephone. Tel.: Oxford 310000.

Seeking home for 2 months: two teachers on sabbatical from Lawrenceville School (an independent secondary school in the US), with 3 school-age children, seek modest but comfortable 3-bedroom furnished cottage or flat close to Abingdon, for Sept. and Oct. Tim Brown and Barbara Elkins, PO Box 6664, Lawrenceville, NJ 08648, USA. Tel.: 001 609 896 1497; fax: 001 609 895 2150; e- mail: tbrown@lville.pvt.k1 2.nj.us.

Hosts sought: a Russian teacher of English and her 2½-year-old son want to spend a month in England, with a family, as paying guests, to improve their English. Between Aug. and Oct., exact dates negotiable. Preferably with small children in family. Can pay standard rates. Contact Karen Hewitt. Tel.: Oxford 515635.

Academic couple on sabbatical in Oxford seek furnished 1- or 2-bedroom flat or small house within cycling distance of the University. Aug./Sept. 1997–Aug. 1998. Local references furnished on request. Tel.: ++49 351 4034734 (will call back), e-mail: mehlig@mpipks-dresden.mpg.de.

Large room, perhaps with family, required for independent and self- reliant 18-year-old from Nov. David will be starting 6th-form academic studies at Cherwell School in Sept. (having changed direction from classcial ballet training) and would therefore prefer location within reasonable reach of the school. He has his own furniture (inc. piano) and can afford up to £250 p.m. Tel.: Oxford 769302 (David), or (2)71055 (Jackie).

Visiting Japanese research fellow and his wife seek self-contained accommodation in Oxford, ideally near the John Radcliffe, for 1, possibly 2, years from Sept. Must be able to accommodate a hired piano. Ideally no more than £550 p.c.m. Tel.: Oxford 222322, e-mail: neurosciences@imm.ox.ac.uk.

Visiting French scientist, her husband, and 3 children, seek self-contained accommodation in Oxford, ideally near the John Radcliffe, 25 Aug.–26 Sept. Tel.: Oxford 222322, e-mail: neurosciences@imm.ox.ac.uk.

Apartment required from Sept. for 1 year for mature female academic. Tel.: Oxford 741628.

British couple (doctors), with one toddler, returning from 3 years working in Vietnam, seek family home to rent in Oxford for 1 year, from Aug./Sept. Headington/east Oxford preferred. Contact Mrs J. Packer, Centre for Tropical Medicine, Level 7, John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford OX3 9DU. Tel. Oxford 220970, fax: 220984; or contact Tom Solomon in Vietnam---fax: 00 848 8353 904, e-mail: neurosciences@imm.ox.ac.uk .

Jan.--June/July 1988: University of California professor and wife seek quiet house or flat in central or North Oxford. Non-smokers, tidy, references provided. We will be in Oxford 20--6 June. Tel. Oxford contact, G.R. Fraser: 226048; after 26 June: write Professor E.B. Hook, Warren Hall, MC 7360, University of California, Berkeley, California, 94720-7360, USA; tel./fax: 510 642 4790; e-mail: ebhook@socrates.ber keley.edu.

Canadian academic couple, on sabbatical leave in Oxford, seek furnished 2-bedroom house or flat, Nov. 1997--June 1998. No children, non-smokers. Local references available. E-mail: G.R.Davis@usask.ca.

Single mature professional seeks flat or small house in North Oxford or Headington from mid-July, preferably unfurnished. Tel.: Oxford 311901.

The University Accommodation Office is looking for furnished houses and flats for couples and families available now and for the next academic year. Reasonably priced rooms for single people and short- term accommodation also required. Tel.: Oxford (2)78286/7.

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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Student Vacation Exchange Sought

French girl, 14, seeks an English exchange or host for any period in July or Aug. Would like to visit for 10–14 days, but a week would be welcome. Likes swimming, tennis. Mature. Rather shy. Lives Pyrenees. Could pay up to £40 p.w. Tel.: Oxford 558314. n

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Holiday Lets

Barcelona: spacious flat in central location available July, Aug., Sept., £400 p.c.m. or £350 p.c.m. if taken for the whole period. Tel.: Oxford 250109 or 00 343 265 3286.

If you need somewhere to switch off this summer, perhaps to finish that paper/chapter/article, we have the ideal apartment in a Victorian granite tower house set in woodland on the slopes of Ben Cruachan by Loch Awe with wonderful views over mountain, forest, and water. Great also for walking, fishing, touring the Highlands and Islands, or simply catching up on your reading. Tel. for brochure: Oxford (2)71055.

Italy---Umbria: 2 bedrooms, kitchen/dining-/sitting-room, big bathroom in newly furnished casa colonicaon its own road in hills 5 miles N. of Assisi. Superb views, wildlife. £250 p.w. or £800 p.m. Tel.: Oxford 768775.

Italy---Lake Como: 1 bedroom, sitting-/dining-room, kitchenette, bathroom, domed terrace in village house closely overlooking lake. Superb view. 15 mins. from Como city. £250 p.w. or £800 p.m. Tel.: Oxford 768775.

Available for 6 months, Oct.--Mar., delightful, former gamekeeper's cottage on south Cornish coast near Fowey. Complete seclusion amid deep woodland with sea and coast within 500 yards. Fully furnished and well equipped. Ideal for writing/contemplation/retreat. £275 p.c.m. Tel.: 01726 815432.

Sympathetically restored traditional Cretan town house in heart of old Rethymnon; fully equipped, inc. TV, automatic washing- machine, patio with barbecue, and library with English novels; sleeps 4 (1 double, 1 twin); very quiet location with view of the Fortress but close to bus station, shops, beaches. £250 p.w. Tel./fax: 01274 869505 or 00 30 831 56525.

South Shropshire, near Ludlow: 3-double bedroom cottage with wonderful views over exceptionally beautiful countryside; Ludlow 5 miles, Oxford 2 hours; full of antiques and interesting objects; c.h., open fires, garden. £220 p.w. peak times. Weekend breaks available off-peak. Longrigg. Tel.: 0171-350 1435 or 0171-203 5090.

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House for Sale

Great Milton: large cottage with 4 bedrooms; large living-room with inglenook fireplace; dining-room and conservatory; 2 bathrooms; kitchen with Rayburn; utility room; large well-stocked cottage-style garden; easy access A40/M40; no onward chain. Guide price £260,000. Dr Good. Tel.: 01844 261026, or 01844 279652 (evening).

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