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Oxford University Museum of Natural History

While visiting the current (until 7 Mar.) BG Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition, do call at the shop where the souvenir portfolio (£2) and the full range of related postcards are in stock. Any remaining wildlife calendars and diaries now at reduced prices. Museum open 12–5 p.m., Mon.–Sat. Sales enquiries: tel.: Oxford (2)72961.

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Tuition Offered

Are you interested in a different kind of teaching experience this summer? St Clare■s, Oxford is running an International Summer School for 16–19 year-old students this summer, and admissions are going so well that we need to recruit extra teachers and supervisory staff. If you are free from 20 June–3 July 1998, or 8–21 Aug. 1998, and are able to deliver courses in subjects such as Development Economics, Historical Methodology, or Ecological Crises and Sustainable Development, or would like more details, please contact Maria Andrews, tel.: Oxford 552031, fax.: 310002.

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Services Offered

Wolfson College Day Nursery: looking for child care? Our Day Nursery has just had a glowing report from OFSTED. We have places for children aged 3 years and over, available now and after Easter. For details and application forms, please apply to the Domestic Bursar■s Secretary, Wolfson College, Linton Road, Oxford OX2 6UD. Tel.: Oxford (2)74071.

Cross Counties Counselling and Psychotherapy Service. Offices: Oxford, Stratford, Cirencester. Individuals, couples, families, groups. Psychoanalytically trained, holistically oriented, eclectic approach; specialising in trauma (PTSD), depression, life crisis, relationships, stress, anxiety, eating disorders, abuse, school-related problems. Free half-hour consultation with treatment (see brochure). Barbara A. Martino BA, MSW, CTS, (licensed/trained UK, USA), tel.: 01386 438010.

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.

Simple Kitchens and Furniture: kitchens, free-standing and fitted furniture made to suit you. Using traditional furniture-making techniques and the finest materials, our work is built to last. Our clean, simple designs will stand the test of time. Thomas Heidkamp, tel.: 01844 353338.

Garden design: now is the time to plan your garden for the coming year. Let me help you with a short consultation or a full-scale design. Judith Walton, tel.: Oxford 735179.

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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

Balliol College: secretary to the Development Director. Development Director requires secretary with excellent organisational skills and sociable personality to assist in day-to-day administration of the office. The post-holder will need to have proven knowledge of word-processing (Windows 95), presentational skills, an excellent telephone manner, and the ability to work on own initiative, and as part of a team where necessary. Salary in the range £11,860–£13,729 (plus benefits). Closing date: 21 Mar.; interviews: 2 Apr. Applications in writing, with c.v. and names and addresses of two referees, to Stella Waterman, Devlelopment Office. Balliol College, Oxford OX1 3BJ.

Typist required for live dictation on computer. Hours flexible, pay competitive, all equipment provided. Tel.: Oxford (2)79756 or (mobile) 0956 278374.

French Studies, the academic journal, seeks secretarial assistance for 12–15 hours p.w. in central Oxford editorial office. Applicants should have good word-processing and organisational skills, be able to work to deadlines, and to liaise with printers and academic contributors. A good reading knowledge of French is essential; experience with proofs would be an advantage. Applications, including c.v. and names of 2 referees should be sent to Dr E. Fallaize, St John■s College, Oxford OX1 3JP, by 16 Mar. Enquiries may also be addressed to her, tel.: Oxford (2)77379, e-mail: elizabeth.fallaize@sjc.ox.ac.uk.

French Studies, the academic journal, seeks copy editor for its 4 annual issues. Applicants should have experience of working with French text, be able to work to deadlines, inc. August deadline, and to liaise effectively with the journal■s editorial office in Oxford. Applications, including c.v. and names of 2 referees, should be sent to Dr E. Fallaize, St John■s College, Oxford OX1 3JP, by 16 Mar. Enquiries may also be addressed to her, tel.: Oxford (2)77379, e-mail: elizabeth.fallaize@sjc.ox.ac.uk.

Cleaner/gardener wanted for block of 13 flats with shared garden in Temple Cowley area. Approximately 6–8 hours p.w. Must provide own gardening equipment. May suit retired person/couple. References required. Contact Jane, tel.: Oxford 716654.

Founder and president of non-profit organisation seeks MBA volunteers and persons to form a powerful board of directors. Information about organisation can be viewed at: http://www.christianradio.com/uffgm. Please let■s move forward worldwide, now.

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Houses to Let

Woodstock: delightful small period cottage in quiet location close to Blenheim Park and town centre. Recently refurbished and furnished to high standard. One double, 1 single bedroom; bathroom and separate w.c.; sitting-/dining-room; fully-equipped kitchen; conservatory area leading to small walled garden. Gas c.h., telephone. Length of tenancy by agreement. £675 p.c.m. Tel.: 01993 812639.

Charming cottage on edge of village 15 miles north-west of Oxford. Double bedroom plus spare bedroom/study. Furnished and equipped to a very high standard. Beams, inglenook fire. South facing; very private walled patio garden. Suit caring non-smoking couple. Available from late Apr. Tel.: Oxford 510542.

North Oxford family house, close to schools, station, hospitals, and city centre. Fully furnished, large kitchen, sitting-room, 5 bedrooms, south-facing garden, parking, c.h. Available from Apr. 1998. Tel.: Oxford 790640.

Furnished, central North Oxford house available from 15 Sept. 1998, for up to 1 year. Walk to colleges, train station, bus station; near Port Meadow. Recently redecorated ; desks, filing cabinets, several large closets, secluded garden, 2.5 bathrooms, washing machine, dryer, telephone, linen, dishes, 2 bicycles, c.h. Suit visiting academics. £950 p.m. (2 bedrooms), £1,250 p.m. (3 bedrooms; includes bedsit with separate entrance). Contact A. Gaston in Canada, tel.: 613 745 1368, fax: 745 0299; local contact: J. Mackrell, tel.: Oxford 775567 (eve.).

Headington: 4-bedroom family house. Large kitchen, dining-room, sitting-room, garage, front and rear garden; gas c.h. Convenient for schools and hospitals. Available for 12 months from 1 Sept. 1998. £950 p.c.m. Tel.: Oxford (2)76202 or 761316, e-mail: alan.bowman@christ-church.ox.ac.uk.

Recently renovated family house in Manor Road, within 5 minutes of city centre. Unfurnished, but with curtains, carpets, and white goods. Two reception rooms, study, 4 bedrooms, kitchen, bathroom, cloakroom; rear garden and off-street parking for 2 cars. Available Feb. 1998. £1,100 p.c.m. Tel.: Oxford (2)76356.

Oxford Rewley Park: brand new house on prestigious development adjacent to rail and bus stations. Two bedrooms, beautifully-fitted bathroom and kitchen, both with ceramic tiled floor, downstairs cloakroom. Being furnished to high standard. Small garden; off-street parking; 1 minute■s walk from rail station, 10 minutes■ walk to many University departments and city centre. £845 p.c.m. Dr Reynell. Tel.: Oxford 513933.

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.

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Flats to Let

North Oxford : self-contained, furnished, ground-floor flat. Hall, living-room, twin bedroom, kitchen, bathroom. Suit 1 or 2 non-smoking occupants without children or pets. £425 p.c.m., inc. c.h. but not electricity or Council Tax. Tel.: Oxford (2)77281 or 512959.

Central North Oxford, 5 minutes■ walk from University Parks, within easy walking distance of Science Area and Bodleian Library. Charming and spacious fully-furnished flat in quiet road. Sitting/dining-room, double bedroom, kitchen, bathroom (shower and bath), c.h., washing machine. Suit non-smoking couple without children or pets. £700 p.c.m., plus utilities. Tel.: Oxford 512138.

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Accommodation Offered

Large and beautiful loft room in annexe to our house in North central Oxford. Own toilet and large sink on ground floor. Ideal as artist■s, writer■s, or architect■s studio; not living accommodation. Price negotiable, around £200 p.m. Tel.: Oxford 557932.

Two large bed-sitting rooms available in well-maintained house in Littlemore village, to share with owner. Living-room, kitchen (recently refurbished), washing machine, bath/shower room, garden. Easy access to city centre, university, science park, and ring road. Pleasant location near supermarket and local shops; frequent bus service to city (journey 15–20 minutes). Non-smokers only. £275 p.c.m. (smaller room), £295 p.c.m. (larger room), inc. bills. Tel.: Oxford (2)72568 or 711030.

North Oxford , within ring road: self- contained luxury open-plan accommodation available from end Mar. Very quiet with lovely views and patio. Near convenient bus route. Suit visiting academic, single or couple. Regret no children, smokers, or pets. £625 p.c.m. for single, £675 for double. Tel.: Oxford 515085.

Superb new hotel, 1.5 miles from city centre. 16 en suite bedrooms; telephone, TV with Sky, fridge, kitchenette, mini-bar. Parking. Tourist Board—highly commended; RAC—highly acclaimed; AA—4 Qs. Single £59.50, double/twin £69.50, per room per night. Discounts for long-stay guests. Marlborough House Hotel, 321 Woodstock Road, Oxford OX2 7NY, tel.: Oxford 311321, fax: 515329, e-mail: enquiries@marlbhouse.win-uk.net, Web site: http://www.oxlink.co.uk/oxford/hotels/marlborough.html.

Complex of 4 rooms on one floor; large Victorian house in North Oxford on the Woodstock Road side near the Radcliffe. Telephone connections; c.h., parking. Ideal as a main working HQ or as an annexe to another location. Tel.: Oxford 554326.

Bed-and breakfast available in the warm comfortable home of a semi-retired academic couple in exclusive 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.

Rose Hill: between Rose Hill and Iffley village, 1 room in spacious fully-furnished house shared with 1 tenant. Garden, washing machine, gas c.h., living- room, dining-room, in quiet road near shops and bus stop. Non-smoker only. £295 p.c.m. Available now. Tel.: Oxford 718909, e-mail: joseme@earth.ox.ac.uk.

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Accommodation Sought

Visiting German medical research fellow and wife seek self-contained 2-room accommodation in Oxford, ideally near John Radcliffe Hospital. From 1 May 1998, for 1 year initially. Tel.: Oxford 222322, e-mail: neurosciences@imm.ox.ac.uk.

Seeking home for 8–12 weeks: university professor and spouse, with 2 daughters ages 8 and 5, seek modest but comfortable 2/3-bedroom furnished cottage/flat near the colleges for Trinity Term (mid Apr. through June 1998). Exact dates negotiable. Doug and Dianne Geivett, 1405 Wickford Drive, Brea, CA 92821, USA. Tel.: 562 691 4289, fax: 903 4759, e-mail: doug_geivett@peter.biola.edu.

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.

Mallams Residential Letting is well placed to help with your letting and management requirements. Based in Summertown, we offer a professional service tailored to your individual requirements. If you are thinking of letting your property, please call us. Tel.: Oxford 311006, fax: 311977.

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Accommodation Exchange

Oxford academic family seeks to exchange own house for comparable house near Princetown University, during Aug.–Dec. 1998 (dates flexible). Our fully furnished house (in Summertown, North Oxford, 1.5 miles from city centre) has 5 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, large living-/dining-room, large kitchen, large basement, walled garden. Car potentially available. Tel./fax: Oxford 552217, e-mail: paul.klemperer@nuffield.oxford.ac.uk.

Southern California, Costa Mesa; 5 miles from beach and close to shopping and freeways. Town house, fully air-conditioned; 3 double bedrooms each with balcony, 2.5 bathrooms, living-room, dining area, den, double garage with laundry facilities, large private patio with access to common area pool. Would like to exchange Jul.–Aug. 1998 for house, preferably within Oxford ring road. Would also swap cars if automatic. Tel.: Oxford 554070, or (USA): 714 9660386, e-mail: Gillimarie@aol.com.

Need a peaceful sabbatical? A trial rural retirement? 17th-c. well-furnished cottage available Apr. for 6–18 months in Upper Wharfedale, Yorkshire Dales National Park. Three bedrooms, garage, small secluded garden backing onto stream. Easy access to Leeds/Bradford airport, Lakes, abbeys. In exchange for house/flat in Summertown/North Oxford. Tel./fax: 01756 760265. n

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Holiday Lets

Available Easter week: attractive, secluded Pembrokeshire farmhouse, in 20 acres with private lake; 5 miles from coast. Sleeps 10. Well equipped and comfortable; wood-burning stoves. Some summer weeks available. £400 p.w. high season (school summer holidays, Easter); off-season on request. Tel.: Oxford 556244.

Provence: luxury 3-bedroom apartment in 17th-c. chateau with views to the Gorge du Verdon. Pool, tennis, gardens, lakes, river, sailing, walking, windsurfing, drive to skiing. Log fire and heating. Real home with books, satellite TV, dishwasher, etc. Sleeps 6. Available year round. Tel.: Oxford 510542.

Lectoure, Gascony: Large apartment (85 metres squared) in 17th-c. `Maison Bourgeoise■. Can sleep 6. Large living-/dining-room opening on patio with 14th- c. arcades; bathroom. Lectoure is a Medieval town, old capital of the Counts of Armagnac; offers culture, swimming pool, golf and riding nearby. FF2,600 p.w. in high season, FF1,900 otherwise, all included except telephone. Contact Mrs Candat-Ellis in France: 5 62 28 60 69.

Island of Hydra, Greece. Enjoy a Greek Easter holiday; lovely family house to let; sleeps 6 comfortably. Available Mar.–15 June, £250 p.w. Mrs D. Holland-Martin, Sunnybank, Overbury, Tewkesbury, GL20 7PB, tel.: 01386 725 370.

North Pembs.: cottage in secluded setting near coast. Stove, books, walks, wildlife, clean air. Ideal 2/3, but can sleep more. Available from Easter; reasonable weekly rates. For brochure, tel.: 01348 872080.

Chateau d■Oex, Switzerland: comfortable 18th-c. chalet, suit family (maximum 5 adults). Large south-facing veranda, garden, breathtaking mountain views. Ideal for skiing or walking; Alpine flowers. Available year round, minimum 10 days. From Swiss francs 130 per day, all inclusive. For further details, tel.: Oxford (2)76592.

Tuscany, Italy: charming 17th-c. farmhouse in unspoilt mountain village with magnificent views. Spacious accommodation, fully modernised, with lovely garden and swimming pool. Near Lucca; easy access to Pisa and Florence. Sleeps 8–10. Unavailable most Aug. and Sept. Tel.: 0181 446 4913.

Sympathetically-restored traditional Cretan house in heart of old Rethymnon; fully equipped, automatic washing machine, patio with barbecue, library with English books. Sleeps 4 (1 double, 1 twin). Very quiet location with views of fortress, but close to bus station, shops, beaches. £250 p.w., £900 p.m. Tel./fax: 00 30 831 56525.

Italy: Lake Como. Village house apartment, closely overlooking lake. One double bedroom, kitchenette, dining-/sitting-room, terrace. 20 minutes Como City. Also: Umbria, Assisi National Park: 2 double bedrooms, kitchen/dining-room, big bathroom, own road. Superb views; wildlife. Rent for either: £300 p.w., £550 per fortnight, £900 p.c.m. Tel.: Oxford 763886.

Catalonia: well-appointed 3-bedroom house in unspoilt village of Regencos, near Palafrugell, about 60 miles north-east of Barcelona and 4 miles inland, near superb beaches. Available 1 Apr.–31 Jul. Sleeps 6. Two floors; each a self-contained flat with kitchen, bathroom, and lounge-dining area. Ground floor: large double bedroom; upper floor: 1 double, 1 twin. Attractive roof garden, with superb countryside views. Spanish maid visits weekly; will cook delicious meals. £1,000 p.c.m., £550 per fortnight, £300 p.w. Dr Charles Mould, tel.: 01993 831747, fax: 831748, e-mail: charles.mould@st-cross.ox.ac.uk.

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Summer Lets

Summertown, North Oxford: spacious and beautiful 3-bedroom house, all modern facilities, sunny garden, quiet residential area, 5 minutes■ from Summertown shops; near frequent bus service to city centre. Available for holiday let 29 Jul.–31 Aug. (with some flexibility). £350 p.w., inc. all services. Contact Professor G.A. Dover, tel.: Oxford 554300 (any time Thurs.–Sun.), or 0116 2523983 (day, Mon.–Wed.).

Spacious family house, Summertown, North Oxford. Four-bedroom Edwardian detached house, available 22 July–28 Aug. House situated within minutes■ of Oxford■s Summertown shopping area; short bus ride to Oxford city centre. Attractively furnished, contains all modern service facilities; bath and shower rooms, 2 reception rooms, very spacious kitchen and dining-room, large garden and conservatory. £375 p.w., or b.o. Tel.: Oxford 511007 (eve.), (2)70490 (day), fax: (2)70757.

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Houses for Sale

Secluded, very quiet, away from traffic: 1-bedroom house; unique, modern (1974), architect designed. Bedroom, sitting-room, bathroom, kitchen. Excellent central North Oxford location; easy walking distance colleges, labs, libraries. Small, low maintenance garden. Residents■ street parking. £112,500. Tel.: Oxford 515625.

Italy: Casperia, unspoilt Medieval hilltop village, 36 miles north of Rome, easy access train/airport. Characteristic village house: 3 bedrooms, spacious living-room, hall, bathroom, kitchen with fireplace, large terrace with breathtaking views, small front garden; village completely pedestrian. £80,000. For information, tel.: 0039 765 63202, e- mail: v-lattea@fabris.it.

Finstock, between Witney and Charlbury; Oxford 13 miles. Three-bedroom semi-detached house in large private garden; elevated village location with lovely views. £85,000. Tel.: 01993 868219.

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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).

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For Sale

Black fabric 3-piece suite: 3-seater sofa and 2 matching chairs. Excellent condition. £100 o.n.o. Tel.: Oxford 735660, e-mail: ajmaun@mail.nox.ac.uk.

English Literature: catalogue of second hand books will be ready soon. Over 1,000 books listed. Request your own copy from Bob Dobson, tel./fax: 01253 895678.

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