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Miss Donna Stoering, Artist in Residence at St Edmund Hall, will perform a concert of piano music by Rachmaninov, Mozart, Brahms, Griffes, Alder, and Heisinger (composed for the performer), at 8.15 p.m. on Thursday, 7 November, in the Wolfson Hall, St Edmund Hall. Tickets, £8 (concessions), from the Bursary. Tel.: Oxford (2)79005.

The Radcliffe Orchestra (Leader: Max Pitcher, Conductor: Donald Lane), perform `Baroque with a difference'---works by Handel, Torelli, Marcello, Bach, and Couperin/Richard Strauss, at 7.45 p.m. on Sat., 16 Nov. Tickets £5, from the Lodge, St Cross College, or Blackwell's Medical Bookshop, the John Radcliffe Hospital.

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Oxford University Museum of Natural History

Early birds can help to save the Dodo Pad Diary (£8.50), now in its 31st year, from extinction. Meanwhile, Richard Bawden's dodo tea-towels (£3.75) continue to thrive and are joined by exclusive new wooden dodo key-rings (£1.99) and children's coat-hooks (£5.75—dinos and dolphins too). Also, in association with the Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition, cards, calendars, posters, diaries, address books, and the Nature Photographer's Handbook. Museum and shop open Mon.–Sat., 12 noon–5 p.m. Admission free.

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Tuition Offered

Violin teaching. Qualified Suzuki teacher offers violin lessons for any age from 3 years upwards. Music reading is taught at an appropriate age and conventional teaching is available if required. Virginia Bennet-Clark, BSI, ARCM. Tel.: Oxford 730749.

Oxford Brookes Language Services will be holding the following weekend courses this term: French, 23--4 November, 4 levels from post-beginners to advanced; Italian, 30 Nov.--1 Dec., from complete beginners to advanced. Further details from Marion Fry, Oxford Brookes Language Services, Oxford Brookes University, Wheatley Campus, OX33 1HX. Tel.: Oxford 485808.

Sunningwell School of Art offers a wide range of daytime and evening classes in drawing, painting, sculpture, pottery, and history of art. After school and Saturday morning workshops for children aged 5–18 years. The Old School, Sunningwell, Abingdon, Oxon. OX13 6RD.

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:

Piano tuition. Cheryl Younie, M.Mus. Piano Performance and Pedagogy, University of Michigan, and formerly teacher and examiner for the Sydney Conservatorium, now welcomes advanced and/or seriously committed pupils in Oxford or Wantage. Emphasis on technique and musicianship through a wide variety of repertoire. Tel.: 01235 861081.

Services Offered

Frederick and Sudabeh Hine---Persian carpets direct from Iran, old and new, most sizes, all affordable. An inexpensive selection of Beluch and Turcoman tribal rugs. Some antique Caucasian pieces, faded and worn, at ridiculous prices. Usual opening hours: 10 a.m.--6 p.m., Mon.--Sat. Old Squash Court, 16 Linton Road, North Oxford. Tel./fax: Oxford 559396.

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.

A La Carte? Finders Keepers' latest idea to enhance service to their tenants. If you seek a property to rent, call us first. Our 24 Oxford staff are dedicated to offering exceptional service. Finders Keepers, 73 Banbury Road, Oxford OX2 6PE (tel.: 311011, fax: 556993, e-mail:; also 27 St Clement's, Oxford OX4 1DJ (tel.: 200012, fax: 204844, e-mail:; Internet:

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.

Get a headstart with your research project. Let me do bibliographic searches on the Internet and if need be in person I will present you with documented (so you know where I searched and what keywords I used), printed lists to choose from. Refs. available. D. Hermans. Tel.: Oxford (2)89104.

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.

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Situations Vacant

Part-time psychologist required for 2--3 sessions per week (flexible) to conduct assessments on patients with memory problems/dementia in the Oxford Memory Clinic (University Department of Clinical Geratology, Radcliffe Infirmary). For more information contact Dr Nawab Qizilbash, Memory Trials Research Group, Department of Clinical Geratology, Radcliffe Infirmary, Oxford OX2 6HE. Tel.: Oxford 229863.

Renal Unit, the Churchill Hospital: full-time Secretary to Consultant required. Good word-processing skills essential. Knowledge of medical terminology is important but training will be given to an experienced candidate. Hours 8.30 a.m.--5 p.m. Grade 3/4. Salary: £9,261--£13,044. Closing date: 8 Nov. Interview date: 21 Nov. Apply: Sheila Otway, Oxford Regional Renal Unit, Oxford Radcliffe Hospital Trust, the Churchill Hospital, Old Road, Headington, Oxford OX3 7LJ. Tel.: Oxford 225803, fax: 225773.

Researcher needed for literary project. Full- or part-time. Travel to London required. Library skills important. Computer skills a plus. Tel.: 0171-730 5521 (after 4.30 p.m.).

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Houses to Let

Two-bedroom period cottage to let in Witney, approx. 9 miles west of Oxford. Fully furnished, fitted kitchen, small conservatory, living- room, washing-machine, TV, telephone, linen, charming garden. Available immediately for 12 months in the first instance. £500 p.c.m. Tel.: Oxford 65629, fax: 224378.

Finders Keepers, winners of the UK Best Letting and Management award for the second consecutive year, are dedicated to making it easy for visitors to Oxford to select accommodation. Up-dated, detailed information on the Internet, priority reservation system, welcome food pack, personal service, and much more---call us and you will not need to go elsewhere. Finders Keepers, 73 Banbury Road, Oxford OX2 6PE (tel.: 311011, fax: 556993, e-mail:; also 27 St Clement's, Oxford OX4 1DJ (tel.: 200012, fax: 204844, e-mail:; Internet:

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

Self-contained fully furnished maisonette in modernised 18th-c. building in historic Woodstock, 8 miles from Oxford: hall, sitting-room, telephone, kitchen, washer/drier, dining-room, 2 bedrooms, bathroom. To rent for 6 months/year, £600 p.c.m. Tel.: 01993 811488.

East Oxford: newly decorated furnished flat, near city centre; 1 bedroom, kitchen, lounge, bathroom; residents' parking. Regret no children or pets. Non-smokers only. Available now, at £550 p.c.m. Tel.: Oxford 554698.

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Accommodation Offered

Rooms to let in North Oxford. Bedroom and study plus use of bathroom and kitchen. Would suit a non-smoking academic. £200 p.c.m. Tel.: Oxford 553850.

Self-contained, small studio/room in old village farmhouse, near Woodstock. Suitable for single person. £220 p.c.m. Tel.: 01993 898324.

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 Sought

Visiting Australian academic requires a 1--2-bedroom studio/apartment in Oxford for 1 year from late Nov. Tel.: Oxford (2)72471/2, e-mail:

North Oxford : self-contained 2-bedroom flat required for distinguished senior visiting US professor and wife. Non-smokers. Six months from mid-Jan. 1997. Contact Professor Armitage. Tel. Oxford (2)75299, e-mail:

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. n

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Holiday Lets

Mojacar Beach, Almeria: charming 2-bedroom flat, all mod. cons.; two terraces with magnificent views of sea and mountains; swimming- pool; walking distance to beach, shops, and restaurants. £150--£280 p.w. Reduction for long stay. Tel.: Oxford 373995

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