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Writing Workshop in Italy

Tuscany: creative writing workshop, 3–11 Oct. Superb location south of Florence. Price includes: flight, workshop fees, accommodation in beautiful villa, wonderful cuisine, excursions, and evening entertainment. For details, tel.: 0171 328 2454, e-mail: kensaat@zoo.co.uk.

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Oxford University Newcomers' Club

Oxford University Newcomers' Club. The club exists to welcome to Oxford the partners and families of academic visitors and graduate students. Come along to the Club rooms at 13 Norham Gardens, and sample our programme of events and outings; we are open each Wednesday morning, 10.30–12 noon, from the week before term starts to the week after term, also throughout the summer vacation.

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Oxford University Museum of Natural History

Copies sought of the 2 studies of the swifts nesting in the museum tower. Should you have unwanted copies of David Lack's Classic Swifts in a Towerand Derek Bromhall's Devil Birds, please contact (or leave message for) Margaret Williamson, tel.: Oxford (2)72961.

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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 disc 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.

Personal Computer Consultants: we offer expert advice and tuition for both hardware and software. On-site service at home or in the office. We provide upgrades for most computers or alternatively we will supply or source hardware or software to your requirements. For a quality service matched with competitive prices, contact Chris Lewis, tel.: Oxford 461333.

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Domestic Services

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

Assistant for Development Office required, part time, to assist in production of a college Who's Who. A lot of data entry work will be involved, but also an opportunity to gain experience of a small, busy development office in a pleasant environment. Accuracy is essential, Paradox database experience would be ideal, but training will be given. Hours and salary negotiable. Please contact Anna Whitworth, Development Director, New College, Oxford OX1 3BN. Tel.: Oxford (2)79509, e-mail: anna.whitworth@new.ox.ac.uk.

Two vacancies at St Clare's, Oxford. Reliable receptionist required, Mon.–Fri. 1–5.30 p.m. (22.5 hours p.w.). Duties include operation of Goldstar switchboard, greeting visitors, and general office duties. Good telephone manner and smart appearance essential; languages desirable; discretion, initiative, and sense of humour also required. Laboratory Technician also required (part time) to start late Aug. We seek a well-organised and practical person who would enjoy working with young people aged 16–20. in an international community. Previous laboratory experience and appropriate qualifications are essential. Part-time post, approx. 28.5 hours p.w. during the academic year of 36 weeks. Details form Maria Andrews, Office Manager, St Clare's, 139 Banbury Road, Oxford OX2 7AL. Tel.: Oxford 552031, fax: 310002. Applications close: 10 July.

The Oxford Union Society wishes to appoint a full-time Library Assistant from Sept. Salary £10,881–£12,595 (equivalent University C3). A qualification in librarianship is not essential, but flexibility, a mature attitude, and attention to detail are vital. Basic secretarial skills and a reasonable level of fitness are also essential. For further information, please write, enclosing SAE, to the Librarian-in-Charge, Oxford Union Society, Frewin Court, Oxford OX1 3JB. Applications close: 27 July.

Activities Co-ordinators required for 2- week summer course, 26 July–8 Aug. Outgoing, sports- orientated students required, ideally with lifeguard qualification. Board and accommodation provided. Tel.: 01494 521135.

Volunteer opportunities: C.S. Lewis Centennial Celebration. The C.S. Lewis Foundation is seeking individuals to assist with the Centennial Celebration in Oxford and Cambridge, 19 July–1 Aug. For more information, please contact the C.S. Lewis Foundation, tel.: Oxford 767689, fax: 767690, e-mail: cslewisfoundation@juno.com.

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Houses to Let

Bright spacious 3-bedroom house in Headington Quarry. Stripped wood floors. Excellent condition. Close to JR and M40. Available from mid-Aug. £800. Tel.: Oxford 764312, 0958 790031.

Elegant brand-new Maisonette, overlooking Rewley Abbey Stream and Oxford Canal. Five minutes' walk Oxford town centre, 2 minutes Port Meadow and rail station (London 52 minutes). Upstairs: canal- facing master bedroom (17 x 11) with ensuitew.c. and shower; second bedroom (12 x 10); luxury bathroom. Downstairs: living-room (17 x 13) with doors to terrace/garden facing stream and canal. New fully-equipped kitchen-dining area; cloakroom. New furniture and carpets; double glazing; c.h.; pre-wired for stereo; security and smoke alarms; parking. £1,200 p.c.m. Available Aug. for 1 year. Preferably no smoking or pets. Tel.: 01494 464080, fax: 01494 449739, e-mail: uzds0001@sable.ox.ac.uk.

Three-bedroom house to let furnished. Large living-room, dining-room, fully-equipped kitchen. Two toilets and bathroom. Woodstock, near schools and bus stop. £650 p.c.m. Available from second week Aug. Mrs Bird, tel.: 01993 811753.

Fully-furnished, newly-renovated, 3/4- bedroom detached house. 0.75 mile city centre. Well equipped kitchen (fridge-freezer, washing machine, tumble drier, microwave). Bathroom and shower; 3 w.c.s; gas c.h. Suit professional non-smoking family or sharers. £900 p.c.m., plus bills and Council Tax. Tel.: Oxford 246255 (after 6 p.m.).

Available for minimum 6-month let (longer available) from 16 Aug. (possibly 1 Aug.). Two- bedroom, fully-furnished, 2-year-old house and garden, with off-street parking, set in secluded wooded close, 2 miles city centre (Iffley Turn). Suit professional non- smoking couple. Tel.: Oxford 361494.

North Oxford . Available now: 3-bedroom, 2-bathroom town house, built 2 years ago and furnished to the highest standard; small garden and off-street parking. Suit small family. £1,350 p.c.m. Please contact Finders Keepers, 73 Banbury Road, Oxford OX2 2PE. Tel.: Oxford 311011, e-mail: oxford@finders.co.uk.

Charming terrace cottage with wonderful meadow views within city boundaries. Three bedrooms, living room, kitchen, bathroom, gas c.h., open fire, courtyard garden (optional garage). Wanted: 1 or 2 people to share (possibly couple) with landlady (usually absent) and delightful cat (always present). Vegetarians would be great! Available from mid-Sept. for approx. 6 months. Rent + bills negotiable, depending on numbers, £650–£750 p.m. Tel.: Oxford 513465.

New 5-bedroom town house in central Oxford. situated on river bank with attractive views and riverside walks. Quiet, yet 2 minutes' walk to rail station (London Paddington 56 minutes), 6 minutes to bus station (Heathrow 70 minutes) and 12 minutes to Bodleian, etc. Built to a high specification for easy living. Two reception rooms, dining-room conservatory, 3 bathrooms (2 en suite), downstairs w.c., modern fully- equipped kitchen, small garden, private parking. To let with blinds and carpeted. Unfurnished or possibly furnished, so rent negotiable. £1,800–£2,300 p.c.m. Available from July. Tel.: 01844 208315, fax: 201511, e-mail: 100574.451@compuserve.com.

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. Visit our Web site at: http://www.qbman.co.uk and view details of all the properties that we have currently available to let. Alternatively, telephone, fax, or e-mail us with details of your requirements and we will do whatever we can without obligation. Tel.: Oxford 764533, fax: 764777, e- mail: info@qbman.co.uk.

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.

Beautiful 2-bedroom house in Jericho, with garden, available Aug./Sept., possibly longer. £780 p.m. Non-smokers only. Very central: 5 minutes to bus and rail stations. Tel.: Oxford 516886.

Beautiful, unusual, open-plan, fully- furnished modern house. Very quiet, with stunning views to open countryside yet well within the ring road in North Oxford. Off-street parking and small patio garden. Suit visiting academic or professional couple. Regret no children, pets, or smokers. £895 p.m., inc. Council Tax and water rates. Tel.: Oxford 515085, e-mail: richard.boyd@anat.ox.ac.uk.

Comfortable 2-bedroom turn-of-the- century end terrace house in quiet setting in Headington. Availble for rent 12 months from late Sept. 1998. Suit small family. Fully furnished with garden and on-street parking. Convenient for local shops, JR Hospital, and local transport to city centre. £700 p.c.m. Tel.: Oxford 751401, e-mail: Ponting@bioch.ox.ac.uk.

Just modernised (c.h., kitchen, bathroom, etc.) well-appointed 3-bedroom house in Kiln Lane, Headington, with off-street parking. On excellent bus routes to city centre and London. Close to shops, John Radcliffe, Churchill, and Nuffield Orthopaedic Hospitals. Easy access to Oxford centre, M40, and University. Ideally suited to professional University or medical couple. £700 p.c.m., plus bills. Initially 1 year, with possibility of renewal. Non-smokers only. Available from July/Aug. Tel./fax: Oxford 735540.

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Flats to Let

Summertown: spacious flat with character for 1/2 people in convenient quiet situation. Bedroom sitting room (period fireplace, stripped pine floors), large sunny kitchen/diner. All mod. cons., inc. burglar alarm. Use of garden. References required. Available Sept. Tel.: Oxford 558775.

Headington Quarry: well-equipped flat in peaceful position near bus route. Double bedroom, living room with kitchenette, bathroom, private parking. Non- smokers only; no pets. Long let preferred. £490 p.c.m., plus bills. Tel.: Oxford 741197.

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

North and central North Oxford: 1- and 2-bedroom apartments; fully furnished to high standard with good security and off-steet parking. A variety of sizes and available dates. £600–£675 p.c.m. Best suited to professionals or visiting academics. Tel.: Oxford 516144.

Central North Oxford, 4 minutes' walk from University Parks and easy walking to University science area, libraries, and city centre. Charming and spacious garden flat in quiet residential street, inc. sitting-room, double bedroom, kitchen with washing machine, bathroom with shower, plentiful storage space. Gas c.h. Suit single person or couple. Available late Sept. £695 p.c.m. Tel.: Oxford 512138, e-mail: mdy@bioch.ox.ac.uk.

Woodstock Road: large Edwardian flat, overlooking St John's sports field. Lounge 23 ft, bedroom same. Dining room, study, large bathroom, separate shower cubicle, kitchen/fridge, new washing machine, large gas cooker, microwave. Available 1 Oct. 1998–31 May 1999. Suit academics (non-smoking; no children). Ten minutes to city. £550 p.m. Tel.: Oxford 553094.

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Summer Lets

Central North Oxford: spacious, comfortable 4-bedroom home with all mod. cons., inc. washing machine and dishwasher. Easy walking distance to city centre, Summertown shops, and all main university buildings; close to community centre and swimming pool. Lovely secluded garden and off-street parking. Available all Aug.–first week Sept. Tel.: Oxford 513321.

Charming house in central Oxford to let for month of Aug. Four bedrooms, 3 reception rooms; close to Parks and Port Meadow. No children or pets. Tel.: Oxford 514800.

Holiday accommodation: attractive and comfortable, 10 minutes to city centre, in quiet road, central North Oxford, near water meadows. Well equipped, sleeps 6/7. Available July, Aug. £350 p.w. Write to 123 South Avenue, Abingdon, Oxon. Tel.: Oxford 559911.

Studio flat in Kidlington available to responsible person, 24 July–1 Sept., at low rent in exchange for feeding pets while neighbours away. References essential. Tel.: Oxford 513816 (office hours) or 842103 (eve./weekend).

Holywell Street, central Oxford. Four- bedroom, fully-furnished house, available Aug./Sept. Excellent position within short walking distance of centre of Oxford and colleges. Recently redecorated; well furnished; fully-equipped kitchen. Small garden to rear and secure off-street parking available. £1,700 p.c.m.

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Accommodation Offered

Shared accommodation for 5 in Chilswell Road, near city centre. Four single rooms still available. £52 p.w. Tel.: 01977 791363 (after 6 p.m.).

A few minutes' walk from the town centre: 2 rooms to let fully furnished, in comfortable, quiet locations, close to the Thames. Available end of summer. Please contact P. Spanu, tel.: Oxford (2)75116 (day) or 727826 (eve.), e-mail: spanu@trans.plants.ox.ac.uk.

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Accommodation Sought

Responsible, mature, professional couple, plus 2 elder parents, high school girl and boy, seek fully-furnished, Oxford area home, Sept.–Dec., near Catholic church and shops. Ideally 5 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, central to Green College and Hospital, Oxford High and Magdalen College Schools. Will consider all locations. Tel./fax (USA): 609 729 2599.

Responsible final year D.Phil. student and University employee seeks accommodation 1 Sept.–31 Dec. House/pet-sitting considered. Please contact Gerald, tel.: Oxford (2)72932 (work) or 439231 (home), e-mail: mclarnon@atm.ox.ac.uk.

Going abroad? Or just thinking of letting your property? QB Management is 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: Oxford 764533, fax us: 764777, or e-mail us: info@qbman.co.uk. Alternatively, we would invite you to visit our Web site at: http://www.qbman.co.uk and see how we could be marketing your property.

History professor on sabbatical from Canada seeks furnished accomodation in Oxford for self, wife, and 2 small children. Would be interested in a lease for all or part of the academic year 1998–9, ideally for £500 p.m. Please contact David Torrance, 1 British Settlement Road, Westcock, N.B., Canada, E4L 2E8. Tel.: 506 536 0899, fax: 364 2645, e-mail: dtorranc@mta.ca.

Short-term letting opportunities sought! The C.S. Lewis Foundation seeks short-term letting possibilities in Oxford (19–25 July) and Cambridge (25 July–1 Aug.). Needs vary from 1–2 weeks. For more information contact: C.S. Lewis Foundation, tel.: Oxford 767689, fax: 767690, e-mail: cslewisfoundation@juno.com.

Finders Keepers specialises in managing your home or investment. We have celebrated 25 years in Oxford letting and managing properties—try us first! Many of our landlords have remained with us since we opened and are delighted with our service—why not pop in and read their comments? 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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Accommodation Sought to Rent or Exchange

Professional couple with child seeks house or flat (minimum 3 bedrooms) with garden, within ring road, for 3–6 months starting early Aug. Excellent references available. Tel.: Oxford 552873, e- mail: edwardk@helicon.co.uk.

American professional family requires house, at least 4 and preferably 5 bedrooms, fairly central position, ideal dates 1 Sept. 1998–1 Jan. 1999 (flexible if necessary). Willing to rent, or exchange for house in Atlanta, with 4 bedrooms/2 bathrooms, in historic district minutes from Emory University, US Centre for Disease Control, Georgia Tech and Georgia State Universities. Please write to Deborah Scroggins, 1173 St Louis Pl., Atlanta, GA 30306. Tel. (USA): 404 249 9844, e-mail: deblane@msn.com. Local enquiries to Wendy James, tel.: Oxford (2)74677 or 559041.

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Holiday Lets

Idyllic watermill, central France. Sleeps 8–10. Own river swimming and fishing. Beautiful secluded surroundings. Waterside terrace. Available July/Sept. onwards. Also long term Autumn or winter lets. Tel./fax: 0181 940 2395.

Brittany, France. Recently-restored cottage in unspoilt village; 3 bedrooms, sleeps 6–8, garden and parking. Thirty minutes St Malo and beautiful beaches, close to Dinan. £160–300 p.w. Tel.: Oxford 772207.

Dordogne Valley: stone-built farmhouse in quiet rural location, with stunning views from large elevated terrace. Five bedrooms, 2 bathrooms. Sleeps 8–10. One acre of garden. Lake, tennis, golf all nearby; great cycling, walking, and charming villages everywhere. Reduced rental available for remaining weeks in June, July, and Sept., from £200 p.w. Tel.: 01295 670320 for details, inc. colour brochure.

Villa with garden and wonderful views, 40 minutes' from Florence; all mod. cons. Swimming and sports facilities nearby. Sleeps 8. Available 22–9 Aug; £360. Lukes, tel. (Italy): 00 39 55 8428317.

Pagonas house, old town, Rethimno, Crete: a traditional Cretan town house, beautifully restored, in a quiet area and close to the beach and all amenities. Sleeps 4 (1 double, 1 twin), fully equipped, large patio balcony with barbecue and good views. £280 p.w., £1,000 p.m. Tel./fax: 0030 831 56525.

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Student Vacation Exchange

Exchange: Belgian girl, 17, French speaker, professional family, 3 younger teenage sisters, seeks exchange with English girl for 1999–2000. Wishes to study EFL and science in Oxford and offers similar opportunities to exchange partner. Tel.: Oxford 556650.

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Flat for Sale

Flat for sale: quiet mansion, overlooking gardens, off Woodstock Road. Gas c.h., kitchen with fitted cupboards, built-in gas hob and electric oven. Living room faces south, bedroom east. Bathroom; hall with built-in cupboard and store room. Car parking; near bus stop. £85,500. Tel.: Oxford 511576.

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Properties for sale at Oxford Waterside

Central North Oxford/Jericho. Classically styled homes built by nationally renowned quality house-builders, Berkeley Homes. Properties available include: 2-bedroom apartments from £118,500; 3-bedroom, 2-bathroom houses from £169,500; 4-bedroom, 3-storey houses with garages from £275,000. Marketing suite and show homes open daily, 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Tel.: Oxford 311449, or 726000/515000 (joint selling agents, Savills and Thomas Merrifield). n

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