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Bodleian Shop

Bodleian Shop: you will find many bargains and special prices during Jan. and 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.

Tuition Offered

French and Spanish tuition offered at all levels—beginners, GCSE, or A level. Sympathetic and well-qualified tutor in North Oxford. Barrington. Tel.: Oxford 316792.

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

Psychotherapy and counselling available through the Oxford Centre for Human Relations with qualified practitioners. Low-cost service (£5–£15 per hour's session) also available with trainees and graduates under supervision. There is no waiting list. Tel.: Oxford 202775 (OCHRe), 510362 (Nick Owen), or 01926 311356 (Margaret Godwin).

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

Balliol College morning playgroup has vacancies for children 18 months–4 years. For further details contact Pat Jones. Tel.: Oxford (2)77752.

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.

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

Small academic association requires part-time, possibly full-time assistance with European database and directory for 6–8 months. Duties include: data input; some library research; correspondence. Remuneration to be negotiated. Tel.: Oxford 374010 or 377946, ext.111 (9 a.m.–5 p.m.); e-mail: eajs@sable.ox.ac.uk.

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Volunteer Sought

The University Alumni Office, Oxenford House, Magdalen Street, Oxford, requires a volunteer to help for up to 4 hours p.w., to be worked on either Mon. or Tue., to assist with mailing, photocopying, and general clerical work. Contact Rodney Buckton, University Alumni Officer. Tel.: Oxford (2)78184, fax: (2)78180.

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Employment Sought

Capable and experienced Oxford graduate willing to help with research, publications, personal administration, public relations, etc., seeks freelance work. Tel./fax: Oxford 511810.

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Houses to Let

Charming thatched cottage to rent in quiet village location (Oxford c.12 miles), £550 p.m.; sitting-room with inglenook fireplace, kitchen/dining area with Rayburn stove, small pretty garden, bathroom, upstairs one/two bedrooms (smaller room has convertible bed/desk). Available from end Feb. MacInnes. Tel.: Oxford 790593.

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.

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.

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.

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Flat to Let

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 552400.

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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.

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 law professor (non-smoker) teaching at Oxford requires flat/house in Oxford, approx. end Apr.–mid-June. Professor W. Barker, USA. Tel.: 717 240 5263, fax: 717 240 5126, e-mail: wbarker@dsl.edu.

Visiting American professor and wife seek furnished house or flat to rent in central Oxford for a.y. 1997–8 (1 Oct.–30 June). Local references furnished on request. Contact Charles Shaw, Assistant Registrar, University Offices. Tel.: Oxford (2)70036, e-mail: charles.shaw@admin.ox.ac.uk.

Three-bed furnished accommodation required in Oxford, approx. 25 May–30 Aug., for 3 professional adults working in the city during this period. Tel.: 01235 530620.

Office space required in Oxford—min. 150 sq. ft.—for period 25 May–30 Aug., for professional staff managing established summer language schol. Services required. Tel.: 01235 530620.

Cornelia v. Bismarck asks if an English family would take her 15- year-old son Leopold for some time over the Easter holidays: 22 Mar.- -13 Apr., with a view to a return visit later to Germany. He is said to have pretty good English and an outgoing personality. His grandfather, Karl-Gunther v. Hase, was German ambassador in London. Address: Brend'amour Strasse 65, 40545 Dusseldorf. Tel./fax: 0049211 588455.

Visiting professor and family (4 people) seek furnished apartment or house in central Oxford from 1 Apr. to 15 May (approx.). Please contact (a) Manuel Arellano or (b) Olympia Bover. (a) Tel: Madrid (341) 429-0551, fax: (341) 429-1056, e-mail: arellano@cemfi.es; (b) tel:(341) 338-5979.

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: mlst@arts.gla.ac.uk.

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).

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 Exchange

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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Accommodation Sought to Rent or Exchange

Visiting American professors with two older children seek house- and car-swap in Oxford for 5 weeks, in July and the beginning of Aug. Our 10-room house is located in Bridgewater, Mass., 20 miles south of Boston in Plymouth County, close to the beaches and Cape Cod. We seek a comfortable house in central Oxford area, such as North Oxford. Garage, Volvo wagon, lovely garden, small, safe New England college town. Write: Dr W. Smith, 21 Park Terrace, Bridgewater, MA 02324, USA; tel.: 508 697 5460; e-mail: W1Smith@bridgew.edu.

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Holiday Lets

Verona outskirts. To let in exceptionally beautiful 15th-c. villa, self-contained ground-floor flat; large double bed- sitting room, kitchen/dining rooms, and bathrooms; garden area, parking, frequent buses from door to city centre. £300 p.w. inc. all services and weekly cleaning. Contessa da Sacco. Tel.: 00 39 452 6499; or 01844 238247 (Moore).

Spring/early summer in the south of France? Village mansion in Languedoc; sleeps 20; huge garden and swimming. £100 p.p. p.w., min. let 8 people. House is free from after Easter until the last week in June. Tel.: Oxford 511065/512470.

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: charles.mould@st-cross.ox.ac.uk.

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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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.

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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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