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Theatre production for charity: cast etc. sought

A funded production of The Merchant of Veniceis proposed to finance the Homelessness and Poverty Network, Oxford, especially the Luther Street Medical Centre. Dates: 30 Mar.--8 Apr. 1998 (to be finalised). Venue: Newman Rooms. Cast and all production team required. Write first to the Artistic Director, c/o All Saints Convent, St Mary's Road, Oxford OX4 1RU. Mark envelope `Drama'. Details: relevant skills, experience, area of interest. No phoning.

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Oxford University Newcomers' Club

The Oxford University Newcomers' Club offers a warm welcome to the spouses of visiting academics. Call in at the Club Room at 13 Norham Gardens on Wednesday mornings (10.30 a.m.--12 noon) to find out about this term's programme of events.

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United Oxford and Cambridge University Club

The London club for all University members. Special rates for those with college or University appointments or University residence. Modernised and reasonable bedroom accommodation. Excellent library facilities. Restaurant and squash courts. Full service at weekends. Reciprocal arrangements with over 125 clubs world-wide. Further details from Derek Conran, Hertford College, or Membership Secretary, 71 Pall Mall, London SW1Y 5HD. Tel.: 0171-930 5151, fax: 0171-930 9490.

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Tuition Offered

Tuition offered at all levels, in all subjects from Maths and English to Greek and Theatre Studies. Also specialists in university entrance advice, university interview training, etc. Sage Tutors. Tel.: Oxford 792372.

Piano tuition: experienced teacher of adults and children. All grades. Beginners welcome. Miss P. Read, BA (Hons.), LRAM. Jericho. Tel.: Oxford 510904.

Classical/blues/folk guitar, ARCM; clarinet, LRAM. Highly qualified tutor. Tel.: Oxford 460240.

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Services Offered

Frederick and Sudabeh Hine sell handknotted Persian, Turkish, Afghan, and Old Chinese rugs, runners, and carpets. We also buy and exchange oriental pieces of all descriptions and can arrange expert conservation repairs and specialist cleaning. Visit our gallery/warehouse in business hours 10 a.m.--6 p.m. Mon.--Sat. Ring first to be sure we have no other commitment or just take a chance. Out-of-hours appointments possible. Old Squash Court, 16 Linton Road, Oxford. Tel./fax: Oxford 559396.

For all curtains, blinds, bedspreads, valances, and other soft furnishings in your own fabric, telephone Leda Zanotti. Tel.: 0370 277768.

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Domestic Services

Blue House, a small, intimate nursery for children aged 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 also conveniently situated close to South Parks. Vacancies. For further information, telephone Kimberley. 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

Historic Towns Atlas: the committee of the Historic Towns Atlas proposes to appoint an editorial assistant for a period not exceeding six months to compile the text of an Atlas volume on Winchester, very largely from material already published in Winchester Studies. The successful candidate will be expected to work in Oxford, where office space will be provided. The salary will be negotiable up to a max. of £10,000 for 6 months. Closing date for applications 22 Oct. Further particulars from Fellows' Secretary, Worcester College, Oxford OX1 2HB. Tel.: Oxford (2)78352.

Author/academic with failing eyesight but good sense of humour seeks someone to read to him once or twice a week for negotiable fee. A lively interest in media---books, films, theatre---or in health and nutrition would be helpful. Tel.: Oxford 511357.

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Houses to Let

Headington: 3-bedroom bungalow, close to hospitals, schools, shops, next to bus service into centre; 1 double bedroom, 2 single bed or one single study/bedroom, conservatory, fitted kitchen; gas c.h.; integral garage; small garden; telephone and intruder alarm; all modern appliances. No sharers. £650 p.c.m. Tel./fax: 01993 881667.

Two-bedroom house in Jericho available to let, beginning of Jan.-- end of Aug. 1998. Would suit visiting academic couple with (or without) one or two small children. Quiet street. Recently modernised with gas-fired c.h. and small pleasant garden. £750 p.c.m. plus bills. Steve Hesselbo. Tel.: Oxford (2)72029 (w) or 553489 (h); e-mail:

Large family house in the Frilford area available for letting from 6 Feb. for 2 months; 4/5 bedrooms (1 en-suite), lounge/study/dining- room/breakfast-room/utility room and 2 garages. £950 p.m. Tel.: Oxford 390777.

House in Headington to let 18 Dec.---1 Mar. Three bedrooms, 2 studies, 2 bathrooms, large living-room, garden. Tel.: Oxford 761688.

Fully furnished 3-bedroom house in mid-19th-c. converted `manor house'; set around a courtyard with shared garden. Situated in pretty village outside Witney (Oxford 12 miles). Min. 6-month let. £700 p.m. Tel./fax: 0171-691 7287, e-mail:

Smart 4-bedroom house, 1 with en-suite, fully furnished; located in North Hinksey village, with all modern conveniences inc. dish-washer, TV, and video; fully fitted kitchen, large sitting room, separate dining room. Country views. Available short let. Autumn term: £1,300 p.m. Tel.: Oxford 791263.

New Osney: quiet 2-bedroom terrace house, situated near meadows and river; large kitchen with washing-machine, gas cooker, fridge, and freezer; dining-room, lounge, and sitting-room/study; 40-foot garden and patio; gas c.h. Fifteen minutes' walk from town centre. Available Oct. £700 p.c.m. exc. bills and council tax. Tel.:0115-925 5483.

Very peaceful, rural but accessible (Oxford 20 minutes) pretty 2- bedroom old Cotswold stone cottage---also 1-bed flat. D.g., c.h., etc. Garden, garage, tennis. Wonderful views and walks. Six months min. Available soon. Unfurnished/part furnished. £600 and £450. Tel.: O1993 822152.

Sydney, Australia: house available from Jan.; 4 bedrooms plus family room and study, swimming pool, in leafy suburb, easy drive to universities. Photos available on request; can be viewed on the Internet. Diana Harrington. Tel.: 0171-794 1739.

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.

Fully furnished 3-bedroom house in mid-19th- century converted `manor house'; set around a courtyard with shared garden. Situated in pretty village outside Witney (Oxford 12 miles). Minimum 6-month let. £700 p.m. Tel./fax: 0171-691 7287, e-mail

Charming period cottage: 7 miles south of Oxford, near Marcham (Abingdon), detached brick and stone cottage in quiet rural location; fully furnished; double bedroom, sitting-room, kitchenette, large shower room. To let from start of Michaelmas Term, £125 p.w. Tel.: Oxford 390941.

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Flats to Let

Woodstock: furnished ground-floor flat in pleasantly situated close; good-sized lounge and bedroom; kitchen; hall with security door; airing cupboard and bathroom. Available immediately. £400 p.c.m. Tel.: 01993 811488.

Beautiful flat to rent in neo-Palladian country house 8 miles north of Oxford. One double bedroom, kitchen, bathroom, and big dining- room. Comfortable heating and open fire, views across parkland and countryside. Furnished or unfurnished by arrangement. Early availability. Tel./fax: Oxford (2)76054.

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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 Sought

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.

Academic and family visiting Oxford from mid-April to mid-June, 1998, require rental accommodation for four people. Preference for North Oxford or nearby country village. Please contact Dr Michael T. McManus. Fax: 0064-6-350-5694, e-mail: n

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Accommodation Offered to Rent or Exchange

Five-bedroom house in Polstead Road, North Oxford, available for rent or for house-swap in Stanford, California, for the period Mar.--Aug. 1998. Professor Colin Mayer. Tel.: Oxford 559639, fax: 510850, e-mail:

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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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Flat for Sale

Iffley village: charming 2-bedroom flat in listed Georgian house; outstanding bay-fronted window to 20-foot reception room; fully modernised with many original features; shared garden. £140,000 leasehold/share of freehold. Tel.: Oxford 395101 (answer-phone) or 0181-789 9702.

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