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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 for medicine: specialist courses throughout the year for people working or studying in the field of medicine. Designed to increase confidence in work situations. Conversation, grammar, writing, etc.; 30 lessons p.w. The Oxford Academy, 18 Bardwell Road (off the Banbury Road), Oxford. Tel.: Oxford 512174.

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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Tuition Sought

Technical drawing and graphic skills/geography. Tuition sought for bright 17-year-old sixth-form student at Cherwell School to help with preparation for A levels in Design and Technology, and Geography. Particular help needed with: (1) methods of presentation, colour graphics, line drawing, and technical/industrial design skills; (2) geography fieldwork techniques. Hourly rates (£5--£15) to be negotiated according to experience. 2--3 hours p.w. home tuition required. Will Carey. Tel.: Oxford 557876.

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Services Offered

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

Flexible child-care: we need someone reliable, flexible, and warm—or a share in such a paragon—to collect our nearly 6-year-old daughter from her North Oxford school and look after her at our Kidlington home till c.6 p.m. 2 or 3 times a week. Exact days and hours negotiable—we're happy to be flexible too. Plus occasional later evenings and emergency cover. Additional cover for part of the holidays also desirable. Excellent terms for the right person. From Sept. Tel.: Oxford 267861 or 373394.

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

Wanted: mathematical researcher/programmer for small, academically based company. The post involves mathematical modelling in connection with financial services and programming models in C++. Proven excellence in mathematical research, computational skills, and complete mastery of C++ are required. Tel.: Oxford 249998.

Wanted: general manager for small, academically based company, to work in close consultation with directors and be responsible for company administration and finances. Good degree, computer literacy, and proven record of interest in business/finance and/or computing essential. Tel.: Oxford 249998.

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Houses to Let

Woodstock: elegant 2-bedroom Victorian house in centre of town close to Blenheim Palace and park. Fully furnished and equipped. Kitchen, laundry room, dining room, sitting room with small courtyard garden. Excellent bus service to Oxford. Would suit professional couple with no children or pets. £750 p.c.m. Tel.: O1993 813521.

Modern town house in central Oxford, quietly situated near the river; 2 bedrooms, very small study, lounge/diner; well-fitted kitchen with Miele washing-machine, drier, fridge, and freezer. House is fully carpeted and double glazed. Furnished or unfurnished. £650 p.c.m. exc. all bills---gas, electricity, water rates, telephone, council tax (£733). Long let preferred. References required. Tel./fax: Oxford 735343.

Oxonian Relocation: we find the right location before we find the right home. Your lifestyle and personal requirements such as schools, transport routes, access to local amenities, help us pinpoint the right location in Oxfordshire for you and your family. Oxonian Relocation is not a property agent---we work for you. With our local knowlege, contacts, and exertise we hunt through the many property sources and agents to find the right property and we are on the spot to act quickly in today's competitive market. Tel./fax: Oxford 882776; Internet: http://www.oxlink.co.uk/business/relocate/.

Furnished 3-bedroom semi-detached house available from 1 Oct. for long-term (min. 1-year) let. Newly decorated with hardwood floors, c.h., washer-drier. In cul-de-sac near Iffley village, about 2 miles from city centre. £590 p.m. exc. bills. Tel. (USA): 001 804 828 2262, e-mail: RColello@gems.vcu.edu.

South Oxford (Grandpont): 3-bedroom Victorian terrace house to let on assured shorthold; quiet central location, third road from Folly Bridge; fully furnished, newly redecorated and carpeted; living- room with french doors to dining-room, bathroom with shower, gas c.h., telephone, washing-machine, garden, downstairs w.c. Tel: 01935 817622.

Marston/Headington: 3-bedroom semi- detached house, well equipped with nice garden, within walking distance of hospital, available 1 Oct. 1997– July/Aug. 1998 or longer. Suitable for small family, non- smokers only. £650 p.c.m. plus bills. Tel. (Germany): 00 49 7851 2961, e-mail: 078512961-0001@t- online.de.

Toot Baldon: detached 4-bedroom house, furnished, with small garden, in very quiet rural setting, 5½ miles (15 minutes) from city centre. Available from 1 Sept. £650 p.c.m. Tel.: Oxford 343323.

Wolvercote, Oxford: charming and immaculate 3-bedroom 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.c.m. Mrs Briggs. Tel.: 0171-370 0704.

Lovely country house in southern Germany to let for 1–4 years, 40 miles south-west of Munich (hourly train-service available); gorgeous scenery, quiet area; furnished, 7 rooms, rustical Bavarian flair, nice garden. £900 p.m. Tel./fax: 00 44 1235 202193 or 00 49 8805 8231 (July/Aug.).

Short-term/holiday lets: comfortable, well-equipped cottages in Witney town centre, 12 miles west of Oxford; excellent bus service into Oxford; sleep 2/6; non-smokers only. Tel.: 01993 703035, fax: 01993 771014.

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.

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.

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.

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Flats to Let

Central North Oxford: 2-bedroom, spacious flat, excellent location, c.h., fully furnished, landscaped garden, private parking. Available from 8 Sept. £640 p.c.m. Tel.: Oxford 515932.

North Oxford : flat on second (top) floor of purpose-built block in Osberton Road, Summertown; fully furnished and equipped with kitchen utensils, crockery, etc., plus washer-drier, fridge-freezer, gas c.h., shower, garage, and garden access. Living room and 2 double bedrooms. Available to non-smokers from 3 Aug. for either short- or longer-term (1-year) tenancy. Rent from £650 p.c.m. depending on length of tenancy. Tel.: Oxford 727650 or e-mail: binney@thphys.ox.ac.uk.

Osney Island, within walking distance of the city centre and railway station: well-equipped, fully-furnished ground-floor flat; double bedroom, living room, kitchen, bathroom; off-street parking place. Available 1 Oct. for 9 months. £475 p.c.m. exc. services. Tel.: Oxford 200279 (answering machine), or (2)71844.

Central North Oxford: 2-bedroom flat (1 double, 1 single), gas c.h., fully furnished and equipped (inc. linen, washer/drier), living-room/kitchen, on 2 floors, access to garden, half-mile to Cornmarket. Non-smoking. £640 p.m. (inc. water rates, exc. council tax, utilities). Available early Aug. for 1 year or more. Tel.: Oxford 556085.

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.

Off Iffley Road: sunny garden flat, suit couple; large sitting- /dining-room, kitchen, shower- room/w.c., double bedroom. £550 p.c.m. inc. gas, electricity, council tax. Telephone bill to pay. Available from 10 Aug. for a year or so (would consider Sept. or Oct. to start). Mary. Tel.: Oxford 721194, or 222322 (day), e-mail: neurosciences@imm.ox.ac.uk.

Basement studio-flat in Victorian house just south of Summertown. Own access through patio- garden. Fully furnished and newly redecorated, with fully tiled shower-room, modern kitchenette, own telephone line, gas c.h., washer/drier if needed. To let from Sept. £340 p.c.m., inc. c.h. Tel.: Oxford 511500.

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.

Spacious well-equipped 2-bedroom modern furnished flat, with garage, etc., to let; North Oxford, near Cutteslowe Park and buses to city centre. Available from late Sept. £625 p.m. Tel: Oxford 553100, e- mail: gittins@stats.ox.ac.uk.

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.

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Summer Lets

Off Iffley Road: sunny garden flat, suit couple; large sitting- /dining-room, kitchen, shower- room/w.c., double bedroom. £127 p.w. inc. all bills except telephone. Available 10 Aug.–end Sept. Mary. Tel.: Oxford 721194, or 222322 (day), e-mail: neurosciences@imm.ox.ac.uk.

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Accommodation Offered

Excellent, quiet, light, and spacious studio bedsit in North Parade. Own entrance from patio-garden; own bathroom with shower; light cooking facilities; TV and own telephone line. Suitable for one; non-smoker preferred. Tel.: Oxford 553294.

Large room to let in quiet country house, near Abingdon (10 miles from Oxford), with use of kitchen; spacious garden. On bus route to Oxford. Didcot station 2 miles. £260 p.c.m. Tel.: 01235 848356 (evenings/weekends).

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 Sought

American journalist on university programme seeks furnished 1-bedroom flat, preferably in North Oxford, Oct.--Dec.; possible further tenants for Hilary and Trinity Terms if required. Ideally no more than £600 p.c.m. Tel.: Oxford 512542, fax: 513576, e-mail: godfrey.hodgson@green.ox.ac.uk.

Newly qualified modern languages teacher (25), non-smoker, male, seeks room/bedsit to rent from mid-Aug./Sept. References available. Central or North Oxford preferred, but any location considered. Tel.: Oxford 761968 or 01252 628345.

Canadian researcher with daughter seeks 2–3 bedroom furnished flat or house for long let (possibly two years) from 1 Sept. Prefer North or south Oxford. Local references available. E-mail: BGX0@musicb.mcgill.ca, fax: 514-935-4092.

Responsible, mature woman would like to house-/animal-/child-/granny-sit, in exchange, or part, simple self-contained accommodation, not en famille. Short or long periods from Oct. 1997 to end Apr. 1998. All suggestions studied. References available. Ineson, St Julien d'Arpaon, 48400 Florac, France. Tel.: 00 33 04.66.45.14.63.

Third-year D.Phil. seeks house-sitting arrangement, Sept.–Dec. Previous experience. Quiet, studious. Excellent references. E-mail: playmail@aol.com.

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.

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.

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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Accommodation Exchange

Edmonton (Canada)--Oxford house exchange: attractive family house, conveniently located to the University of Alberta and driving distance to the Rocky Mountain Parks, offered in exchange for similar or lesser accommodation in Oxford area, Apr.--Sept. 1998; 4 bedrooms, all appliances, modern kitchen; superb south-facing yard with large tree-house. Non-smokers. Car exchange possible. Fax: 1 403 492 9828, e-mail: jel-1@bones.biochem.ualberta.ca.

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Accommodation Sought to Rent or Exchange

Two academics, visiting from New Zealand, with 2 daughters, are seeking a house to rent in Oxford or surrounds, 1 Oct.–late Jan. Exchange also possible. Oxford contact: Michelle Thompson-Fawcett. Tel.: Oxford (2)71919 (w); or e-mail: pm.austin@auckland.ac.nz. n

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Holiday Lets

Menorca: detached villa, sleeps 2, terraces, palm garden surrounded by drystone wall, 5 minutes from unspoilt village, £200 p.w.; France, Lot Valley, small period house, sleeps 2, garden, medieval village, 7 kms Figeac, splendid medieval town, £150 p.w. Tel.: 00 33 565 40 08 24.

Greek islands: apartments available on the beautiful island of Skopelos, a short walk from the beach, from £98 p.p. p.w. Also late availabilities for traditional villas and cottages. Tel./fax for brochure: 00 30 424 23057 (24 hours).

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. Brochure and photos from Dr Campbell. Tel. and fax: Oxford 513935, e-mail: l.lustgarten@soton.ac.uk.

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House for Sale

Witney—Newland Mill area. One careful owner since new (Sept. 1981). Four floors; 4 bedrooms; 2 bathrooms plus w.c.; living room 12 by 21 feet plus similar semi-basement room; fitted kitchen; garage; conservatory 12 by 8 feet; patio; summer-house; mature gardens with numerous bushes and trees, and raised pond; rear south-western aspect over fields; abundant wildlife; parking for 4/5 cars. Overall plot size 33 by 152 feet (average). Two minutes from no. 100 bus (every 10 minutes), easy walking to shops. Crime-free area. £155,000—no chain involved. Most furniture for sale by separate agreement. Chris Bradley, Proctors' Office. Tel.: Oxford (2)77223/(2)70090, or 01993 703112 (evenings).

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Land for Sale

Two substantial building plots for sale later in the summer (subject to granting of planning permissions). Wooded location in the Chilterns within 5 miles of M40, junction 6. For further details from the agents when available write to Richard Lawrence. No callers. 93 Bainton Road, Oxford OX2 7AG.

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