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A Summer Evening Concert with Queen's College Chapel Choir. The choir will perform a first half of choral music in the chapel, followed by a lighthearted second half (choral arrangements of popular songs, madrigals, and classics, interspersed with a selection of favourites for string quartet) in the Nun's Garden. Tickets £5 (£3 concessions) on the door, to include 2 glasses of wine in the garden. Wed., 10 June, 8 p.m., Queen's College.

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Services Offered

Financial planning: fee-based financial planning and investment advice for academics and professionals. We are authorised to review and advise on all types of pensions, health and life insurances, and collective investments. Free initial half-hour meeting. Apsley Cameron Associates. Tel.: Oxford 882621, e-mail:

JBA Secretarial and Office Services: word processing; spreadsheets---Excel 5.0; presentations---Powerpoint; sales and purchase ledger; PAYE; e-mail and Internet. Contact Jean Bennett, 5 Lenthal, Bletchingdon, Kidlington, Oxon OX5 3EB. Tel.: 01869 350655, e-mail:

Frederick and Sudabeh Hine import old and new Persian carpets from Iran and sell direct to the public. We usually also have a good selection of hand-knotted rugs and runners from Turkey, Afghanistan, and China. Our Beluch tribal camel/tent bags make splendid cushions. Come and browse without obligation. Low prices, special offers, home trial. First class repairs and cleaning. Usual business hours are 10 a.m.--6 p.m., Mon.--Sat. Ring first or just drop in. Old Squash Court, 16 Linton Road, North Oxford. Tel.: Oxford 559396.

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./fax: Oxford 461333.

Tax advice: ex-KPMG Chartered Accountant specialises in assisting academics and other professionals with their tax affairs, inc. self-assessment. Convenient North Oxford premises. Tel.: Oxford 513381, fax: 558064, e-mail:

Fine Furniture: we specialise in restoration, and design and make pieces to your requirements. Furniture for restoration is surveyed free of charge. We will take a brief with no obligation for bespoke pieces in the fine art of cabinetry, where true inspiration and experienced skills can come together at affordable costs. Please contact Forman Fine Furniture, tel./fax: 01844 238389, and speak to Danny Forman.

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Domestic Services

Responsible person required from Sept. to care for 2 boys (12 and 14) after school, 3--4 days p.w., 3.30--6.30 p.m. Woodstock Road area. Car driver preferred. Accommodation available if required. Tel.: 01993 812651.

Nanny share offered. We are looking for someone to share our nanny with our 2 boys (4 and 8), for about 6 months. Share could be full time (8--6, Mon.--Fri.) or part time. Could start June, July, or Aug., to run to sometime in Feb. For further information, tel.: Oxford 558583.

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

Lady Margaret Hall: Conference Administrator. Required to manage and develop all aspects of our conference business. Varied and challenging role, requiring flair and initiative. The ideal candidate will have relevant experience, good communication skills, and a high standard of computer literacy. Full-time, 6 month appointment in the first instance, but potentially renewable. Salary (University scale C5) £14,580--£18,992. Details from the Bursar's Secretary, Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford OX2 6QA, tel.: Oxford (2)74323, e-mail: Applications close: 12 June.

Brasenose College: Domestic Bursar's Secretary. Excellent secretarial skills and computer literacy (Word, Excel) required, along with initiative, accuracy over detail, ability to work under pressure, flexible outlook, sense of humour, and ability to fit in with the team. Duties inc. correspondence and internal communication, monitoring domestic services, and organising events. Salary (University scale C3) £10,881--£12,972, plus pension, free lunches, generous holiday. Applications with c.v. and references to the Domestic Bursar, Brasenose College, Oxford OX1 4AJ, from whom further details available. Applications close: 12 June.

Childcare after school wanted for 3 children aged 9--13. Three days per week. Some holiday cover also required. Driver essential. Would consider share. Tel.: Oxford 750924 (eve./weekend), e-mail:

Linacre College: Development Office Assistant. 20 hours p.w., salary: University clarical C3 (£10,881--£12,595) pro rata. Applicants should demonstrate excellent interpersonal and word-processing skills, be well-organised, and able to work on their own initiative. They will have a good telephone manner and be able to fit into a small, friendly working environment. An essential part of this post is the upkeep of an extenxive alumni database, and experience of database work is required. Arrangement of hours can take a flexible approach towards school holidays, if the right candidate prefers. Details from the Development Office, Linacre College, Oxford OX1 3JA, tel.: Oxford (2)71671, e-mail: Applications close: 8 June, but position open until filled.

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Houses to Let

Central Summertown: 7-bedroom house within walking distance of Summertown shops and regular bus service into Oxford centre. Fully furnished; gas c.h. Possibly suit students/sharers. £1,400 p.c.m. Available from Sept. 1998. Tel.: Oxford 728597.

Quietly-situated, refurbished, and fully-equipped coach house in Old Marston village. Available from 1 Aug. 1998. Living kitchen, bathroom, south-facing sitting-room, 2 bedrooms; c.h., fridge/freezer, washing machine, telephone, off-street parking. £700 p.m. Tel.: Oxford 244130.

Lovely period cottage in centre of Wantage; 3/4 bedrooms; newly renovated/ decorated, and furnished to high standard; delightful walled garden to rear. Available now. £1,150 p.c.m. Tel.: 01235 762161.

Headington: close to JR Hospital, available 1 Sept--15 Dec. 1998. Cosy detached house in quiet area, with 4 bedrooms, 2 reception rooms, modern kitchen. Bus stop close by; 30 minutes' walk to town. Rent negotiable, in region £900 p.c.m. Tel.: Oxford 764589, e-mail:

Ideal family house in one of North Oxford's quiet leafy roads. Six bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, spacious living accommodation, private garden, off-road parking. Available furnished, from mid-Aug. £1,950 p.c.m. Apply to E. Gordon Hudson & Co., 24 Friar's Entry, Oxford OX1 2DB, tel.: Oxford 244089, fax: 728942.

Charming cottage on edge of village 15 minutes north-west of Oxford. Double bedroom plus spare bedroom/study. Furnished and equipped to a very high standard. Beams, inglenook fire, country antiques, c.h. Very private walled patio garden. Suit caring non-smoking couple. Available from Sept. Tel.: Oxford 510542.

Just modernised (c.h., kitchen, bathroom, etc.) well-appointed 3-bedroom house in Kiln Lane, Headington, Oxford, 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.

London: comfortable 3-bedroom house with garden, available Aug.--Christmas. Easy access Oxford by car or train (Paddington); central London by tube 15 minutes. Good shops and transport; all mod. cons.; references required. £225 p.w. Tel.: 0171 3286604.

Central Oxford: quiet, on river bank with attractive views and riverside walks---yet 2 minutes' walk to rail station (London Paddington 52 minutes), 5 minutes to bus station (Heathrow 70 minutes), and 12 minutes to Bodleian, etc. New town house built for easy living and to high specification. 4/5 bedrooms, 3/2 reception rooms, 3 bathrooms (2 en suite), downstairs w.c., modern fully-equipped kitchen, conservatory, small garden, parking. Available carpeted but unfurnished, £2,000 p.c.m., (but could be furnished). for details, tel.: 01844 208315, fax: 201511, e-mail:

Newly-renovated detached house in Headington with large garden overlooking nature reserve. Available from mid-June to non-smokers. Convenient for JR Hospital; 2 miles from city centre and University. Fully furnished to high standard with 3 bedrooms, 2 receptions rooms, bathroom, well-equipped kitchen (dishwasher and fridge-freezer), utility room (washer-drier), gas c.h., off-street parking. £900 p.c.m., plus bills and Council Tax. Tel.: Oxford 249429, e-mail:

Walk to colleges: furnished central North Oxford house, available 15 Sept. for 1 year or less. Walk to colleges, train station, bus station. Near Port Meadow. Recently redecorated; desks, filing cabinets, several large closets; secluded garden; 2.5 bathrooms; c.h.; washing machine, drier, telephone, linen, dishes; 2 bicyles. Suit visiting academics. £950 p.m. (2 bedrooms), £1,250 p.m. (3 bedrooms; includes bedsit with separate entrance). Contact (Canada) A. Gaston, tel.: 613 745 1368, fax: 745 0299, e-mail: Tony.Gaston@EC.GC.CA. Local contact: J. Mackrell (eve.), tel.: Oxford 775567 or (27 May--1 June) 553679.

Headington, Derwent Avenue. Unfurnished semi-detached house suitable for professional family. Three bedrooms, 2 reception rooms, kitchen with washing machine, bathroom, gas c.h., garage, gardens. Near JR Hospital, direct bus to city centre. £750 p.c.m. Tel.: Oxford 762436 (eve.).

Available beginning July for 6--12 months plus: 3/4 attractive Victorian terrace house, central North Oxford. Suit family. Three double bedrooms, 28-foot sitting-room, bathroom, kitchen/diner. £950 p.c.m. Well-equipped. Gas c.h., street parking permit available. Write to 123 South Avenue, Abingdon, Oxon. Tel.: Oxford 559911.

St Ebbe's, in new development near the river and 5 minutes from Carfax. Terrace house, fully furnished: 2 bedrooms, open plan ground floor, fitted kitchen, c.h., telephone, sunny garden with parking space. Available 1 Sept. (or possibly earlier) for long let. £600 p.c.m., plus bills and Council Tax. Suit visiting academic. Mr Braithwaite, tel.: Oxford 244637 (agent).

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: 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:

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Flats to Let

Spacious Jericho flat: 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, living-room/kitchen. Centrally located. Fully furnished and equipped, with leafy views. Private parking. No pets. Available 1 July (possibly earlier)--30 Sept. £490 p.c.m., plus bills. Tel.: Oxford 514597 and leave a message.

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 early June. Rent (exc. utilities and Council Tax): £620 p.c.m. for 1-year lease or £650 p.c.m. for 6-month lease. Tel.: Oxford 727650, e-mail:

Overlooking river in quiet location close to nature reserve, yet only 5 minutes' walk from city centre shops, 10 minutes from colleges, and easy walk to railway station. Bright, fully-furnished, carpeted, second-floor flat. Sitting-room with balcony; double bedroom; electric cooker; washing machine; entry phone; own under-cover parking space. Suit single person or couple. Available 1 Aug. £625 p.c.m. Tel.: Oxford 512138, e-mail:

Central North Oxford: spacious 1-bedroom flat in quiet road. Shared garden. Suit postdoc couple or similar. Available 1 July. Tel.: 0171 794 8965.

Central North Oxford: 10 minutes' walk from city centre, all main university buildings, and parks, and very close to the river. Available end Aug. for short/long let. Exceptionally well-furnished, comfortable, first-floor flat in extremely quiet, civilised, large Victorian house in this exclusive, leafy, residential Victorian suburb, with large, light, airy rooms. Double bedroom, drawing-room, kitchen, bathroom. Off-street parking; large secluded garden. Regret no children or pets. Tel./fax: Oxford 552400.

Two-bedroom second-floor flat with parking. Woodstock Road, 1 mile from St Giles. fully furnished and well equipped (washer-drier, dishwasher, etc). Suit visiting academics or business people. Regret no smokers, children, or pets. £800 p.c.m., inc. Council Tax. Tel.: Oxford 515323.

Luxurious well-lit apartment on 2 floors, central North Oxford, near Port Meadow. Convenient for university, schools, shops. Three bedrooms (2 double, 1 single), sitting-room, dining room, modern well-equipped kitchen, 2 luxury bathrooms (1 with separate shower). Small terrace and paved, well-stocked garden. Beautifully furnished and decorated, carpeted throughout. Gas c.h., washing machine, drier, dishwasher, 2 telephones, TV points. £1,450 p.m. Families only. Available from mid-July. Tel.: Oxford 559614.

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Summer Lets

Three-bedroom, 2-bathroom house available all July and early Aug. Ten minutes to city centre. Bicycles, piano, all mod. cons. £250 p.w. Tel.: Oxford 725735.

Available 25 July--8 Aug. Three-bedroom cottage in Islip near Oxford. Large garden by river Ray. Use of boat and bicycles. £375 p.w. Tel./fax: Oxford 376326, e-mail:

Short lets! We have a selection of studios and 1- and 2-bedroom apartments in a Grade 1 listed manor house in Old Kidlington, a village just north of Oxford. Some apartments are self contained; others will have use of shared bathrooms, kitchen, and laundry facilities, and sitting-room with colour TV. Available beginning June--end Aug. 1998, at rents £300--£800 p.c.m. Details from Finders Keepers, 73 Banbury Road, Oxford OX2 6PE, tel.: Oxford 311011, fax: 556993, e-mail:

Victorian house in North Oxford, 15 minutes' walk from city centre. One double and 1 single bedroom, 2 living rooms, 2 bathrooms, study with PC and e-mail. Nice garden. Available 27 July--5 Sept. £275 p.w. or £1,400 for whole 6 weeks. Tel.: Oxford 515077.

Central houses and flats for the summer (1 July--25 Sept): 1- or 2-month leases posible. Average cost £300 per bedroom with utilities. TV, video, phone installed. Suit visiting academics. Tel.: Oxford 201132, fax: 243600.

Summer let in Oxford: live in comfort near the Thames. Four bedrooms, large split-level living-room, south-facing garden, dining-room, fully-equipped kitchen, bathroom (with bidet and w.c.), shower room (with w.c.); c.h. Available 6 weeks 18 July--2 Sept. Price negotiable. Tel.: Oxford 725193.

Four-storey Victorian town house to let in Oxford, 1--29 Aug. Sleeps 4/5. All mod. cons. Small sunny garden to Oxford canal. Close to city centre and river Thames. Bikes, rowing boat. Feed 2 cats and water plants. Tel.: Oxford 557133, e-mail:

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., and Sept. Write to 123 South Avenue, Abingdon, Oxon. Tel.: Oxford 559911.

Exquisite part of Georgian stable block in beautiful Cotswold village near Burford. Two bedrooms, open fireplace, lots of light and beautiful views, surrounded by NT woods and rivers. Available fully equipped, 24 July--4 Sept. 1998. £200 p.w. Tel.: 01451 844829, fax: Oxford 794652.

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Accommodation Offered

Part of a luxury barn conversion in Cumnor village, 4 miles west of Oxford in secluded rural setting. Available through summer. Large lounge, fully-fitted and equipped kitchen, shower room, large double bedroom, adjoining bathroom, attractively furnished, telephone, off-street parking. £325 p.w. Tel./fax: Oxford 864690, e-mail:

Kidlington: accommodation available, either whole 2-bed house from end July for 4--6 weeks, or as lodger from end July. Would suit young Christian lady in 30's. Please contact Bridget, tel.: Oxford 378022, e-mail:

Bed-and-breakfast available in the warm 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 facilities, c.h., and independent heating. Refrigerators available. Very moderate terms. Tel./fax: Oxford 557879, mobile: 0374 434489.

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Accommodation Sought

Former student of St Antony's College, with wife and 3 children, seeks house within reasonable distance of the college for 3 weeks from 24 June. Tel.: Oxford 515210 (eve).

Senior lecturer seeks self-contained accommodation, for a 6-month to 1 year let, to begin July or Aug. 1998. Ideally a 1-bedroom flat, but would consider a house share. Prefer central location, or accommodation with good public transport links. Tel.: Oxford 433819.

Professional couple (non-smokers, no children, 1 collie dog) seeks quiet rural accommodation in Charlbury/Woodstock area; furnished or unfurnished, preferably 2/3 bedrooms, with garden. Rental around £500--£550. E-mail:

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.

d'Overbroek's College is now looking for more good family and self-catering accommodation in North Oxford for A level students from 7 Sept. We are particularly interested in self-catering flatlets within private houses. Excellent rates are paid through the College. If you think you can help, or would like further information, please tel.: Oxford 310000.

Academic married couple (Medicine, English) seeks flat/house to house sit or rent in Oxford area, Jan.--Sept. 1999 during fellowships. No children or pets; non-smokers; tidy; references provided. Tel.: 0191 265 6341 (after 20 Sept. 456 0898), e-mail:

House rental sought, 3/4 bedrooms. From 1 July for a year (or possibly 1 summer and 1 academic year rental). Anywhere in city considered. Contact Stella Tillyard, tel.: 0039 55 4685594 (day) or 0039 55 5002335 (eve.), e-mail:

Visiting academic from New Zealand requires furnished accommodation for self, wife, and daughter (age 7); late Nov. 1998--July 1999. Especially Headington, but anywhere considered. Reply to Dr R. Phillips, History, Auckland University, Private Bag 92019, Auckland. E-mail:

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: Alternatively, we would invite you to visit our Web site at: and see how we could be marketing your property.

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Accommodation Sought to Rent or Exchange

Canadian professor, wife, and highly responsible teenage son require quiet accommodation from Sept. 1998 for up to 11 months. Local references available. Piano an asset. Maximum of about £750 p.c.m. Would consider exchange for our house in Edmonton, Alberta. Fax (Canada): 403 492 9234, e-mail:

Visiting fellow seeks to rent 1/2-bedroom furnished house or flat, Oct. 1998--end May 1999. Can exchange lovely 3-storey London house with garden for same period or end of Aug. 1999. Tel.: 0181 855 3721.

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Holiday Lets

Cornwall: Lizard Peninsula. Accommodation in 18th-c. house. Sleeps 5. Tel.: 280216.

Barcelona: pleasant spacious flat in central Barcelona, available July and Aug. Two double bedrooms; TV and washing machine. £400 p.c.m. (Cheap Easyjet flights from Luton.) For details, tel.: Oxford 250109 or 00 3493 265 3286.

Charming terrace house for short and long lets in conservation zone of unspoilt Southwold (Suffolk), seconds from the sea. Some weeks still available in Aug. and Sept. Sleeps 4+. Marvellous area for walking, cycling (2 bicycles available), church-visiting, bird-watching, and pub-hopping. Tel.: Oxford 513464 (eve.).

Portugal: recently-renovated half duplex near beach. Four bedrooms (sleeps 6), 2 bathrooms (1 en suite), spacious living-room. Walking distance from beaches. Near lovely Sintra and 35 miles fron Lisbon. Ideal for EXPO 98. Available for weekly lets (£450 p.w.) or longer. Tel.: Oxford (2)71160, e-mail:

Tuscany: 180 hectar, award-winning wine farm, formally Machiavelli property, half hour from central Florence but far from the madding crowd, offers newly-restored farm houses and apartments for short and longer-term rentals. Fattoria Corzano and Paterno, San Casciano VP, fax: 00 39 55 8249 120, e-mail:

Andalucia: house or part of house to let in magical Medieval village with stunning landscape. Our house is at the front of the village with unobstructed views past Gibraltar and the Mediterranean to the Rif mountains of Morocco. Excellent walking and bird-watching. Visit Granada, Cordoba, Ronda, Seville, Cadiz, and Morocco. Prices range from £85--£365 p.w., per suite. Reduction for long let. Dr Campbell, tel.: Oxford 513935, e-mail:, for brochure.

South Shropshire, near Ludlow: 3-bedroom terrace holiday cottage with fabulous views over south Shropshire hills. Full of antiques and interesting objects. Perfect for exploring Welsh Marches. Dishwasher and microwave; garden. £220 p.w. during term time, £250 p.w. during vacation. 3 keys commended by tourist board. Contact William Longrigg, tel.: 0171 203 5090 (day) or 350 1435 (eve.).

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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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