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Exhibition

`Human Impacts': an exhibition of Brazilian art, 4–22 June, St Giles' Church, Oxford. (Drinks reception on 11 June, 7–9 p.m.) Arte Latino Americana acknowledges the support of the Brazilian Ministry of Culture. 10 per cent of sales to INEA (charity in South America); 20 per cent to St Giles' Church. The exhibition is open 12 noon–8 p.m. daily; entrance is free.

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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: Camerons@dial.pipex.com.

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.

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: JBennett11@compuserve.com.

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Domestic Services

Splitting up? Oxfordshire Family Mediation Service is a registered charity which assists parents in making future arrangements for the family. Our professionally trained and highly experienced mediators offer help to parents during and after separation and divorce. For more information about our independent and confidential service, please tel.: Oxford 741781.

Nursery place available for a baby/todler at the Bradmore Road (University) Nursery on Wednesdays. Please contact Janet Phillips, tel.: Oxford 308393 (home) or 556767 ext. 8424 (work).

Blue House, a small intimate nursery for children 2–5 years, established 10 years. Open Mon.–Fri., 8.30 a.m.–5.30 p.m., full or half days. NNEB staff. All pre-school activities inc. numeracy and literacy skills to prepare children for school entry. Our aims are to encourage independence, self confidence, and social skills. Call Kimberly on Oxford 247877 for further information or come and visit us.

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Situations Vacant

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.

Isis Innovation commercialises inventions made in the University of Oxford. We require a part-time administrative assistant to carry out some basic tasks, inc. photocopying and mass mailing, welcome visitors, and keep the kitchen and office well supplied. The successful candidate will be able to work on their own initiative, have common sense, a smart appearance, good telephone manner, and an eye for detail. Basic computer skills are required, although training in Microsoft software can be given. Office experience and ability to type would be advantageous. Please apply with c.v. to Ms Bhee Bellew, Marketing Administrator, Isis Innovation Ltd, 2 South Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3UB, tel.: Oxford (2)72411, e-mail: bhee.bellew@isis.ox.ac.uk, but 17 June, but position open until filled.

Key Stage 1 & 2 teaching post vacancies. Also A allowance post from ICT. Do you have a partner, friend, or family member who would like to join a friendly hard-working school in Sept. 1998? If so, please ring for details. Mrs Kathy Wood, Brookside Primary School, Bicester, Oxon OX6 8DB, tel.: 01869 252482, before 10 June.

Lady Margaret Hall: Development Officer. A new post, supporting the work of the Development Director. The successful candidate will preferably be a recent graduate with some experience in alumni affairs. A demanding position, requiring someone with outstanding interpersonal skills, the ability to communicate verbally and in writing, a high standard of computer literacy (will use the Office's Raiser's edge database), energy and enthusiasm, time management, flexibility, and a friendly cheery personality. Full-time, fixed-term (3 year) appointment. Salary on University C5 scale (£14,580–£18,992). Details from the Bursar's Secretary, Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford OX2 6QA, tel.: Oxford (2)74323, e-mail: lynne.bradley@lmh.ox.ac.uk. Applications close: 19 June; interviews: 25 June.

Lincoln College: Assistant to the Bursar—Health and Safety Officer. Applications are invited for the position of Assistant to the Bursar, to be responsible for the maintenance of nearly 400 residential rooms in Lincoln College in the centre of Oxford, together with about 100 offices. The successful applicant will be the College's Health and Safety Officer, and responsible for all matters relating thereto. Salary on academic-related administrative scale commemsurate with qualifications and experience. Excellent holiday and other staff benefits. Details from Mrs Sally Barrett, PA to the Bursar, Lincoln College, Oxford OX1 3DR, tel.: Oxford (2)79810. Applications close: 26 June.

St Clare's, Oxford. Required for September, well-qualified teachers of Korean and Estonian to prepare students for the International Baccalaureate. Applicants should be native speakers who are able to teach literature to students in their mother tongue. Hours: 1.5–2 p.w., per course. For details, please contact Mrs C.A. Gospel, Head of Languages, as soon as possible. St Clare's, Oxford, 139 Banbury Road, Oxford OX2 7AL, tel.: Oxford 552031, fax: 310002.

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Houses to Let

House to let: 3/4-bedroom, furnished, in Old Marston. Excellent access, bus/cycle routes to centre; pleasant street; gardens; garage at rear. Available from Aug., 12 month lease preferred. £795 p.c.m. Tel.: 01527 579463.

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, Oxford. 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.

North Abingdon: easy access to Oxford, in quiet cul-de-sac. Three reception, 5 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, garage, gas c.h., fully furnished. Available from 1 Sept, for 1 year. £1,200 p.c.m., plus Council Tax. Tel.: 01235 523340.

Central North Oxford (St Bernard's Road) within easy reach of city centre: 3-bedroom (1 double, 2 single) terrace house with garden. Fully furnished. Suit visiting academic. Available mid Aug. for 1 year. £725 p.c.m. Tel.: 01223 365845, fax: 323859, e-mail: postmaster@beatson.demon.co.uk.

Available now, for long-term let. Oxford: delightful house, peaceful cul-de-sac off Botley Road, backing onto stream, overlooking recreation ground, easy commuting to rail/bus stations, city, and colleges. Spacious double end terrace with/without lock-up garage; sealed unit windows, c.h., new decor throughout; garden. Hall floor: large through lounge/diner, additional room as bedroom or study, equipped kitchen, washing machine/drier; first floor: new fitted bathroom, 3 good- sized bedrooms plus smaller bedroom/storage room. £1,000 p.c.m., plus bills. Write/tel. Pat Jones (personal), 17 Botley Road, Oxford OX2 0AA, tel.: Oxford 243475 ext. 224.

Two-bedroom cottage with bathroom, kitchen, and sitting room. Rural position but only 10 miles south of Oxford. Available immediately. Suit mature person/quiet couple. £550 p.m. Tel.: Oxford 821768.

North Oxford : furnished 3-bedroom house, available from early Aug. Gas c.h., satellite TV, fridge-freezer, washer-drier, microwave, and all key appliances. Bathroom, garage, gardens, and a fish pond. Twelve minutes' cycle to the University (1.5 miles), excellent bus service. Suit academics; no pets; non- smoker. £780 p.c.m. Tel.: +44 1732 454269 (eve. after 7 p.m.) or 777429 (day), e-mail: wjw@dmu.ac.uk.

Two/three-bedroom Victorian terrace house, close to railway station. Recently refurbished and fully equipped. Available 1 Aug. £855 p.c.m. Tel.: Oxford 862143 (after 6 p.m.).

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.

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.

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: 100574.451@compuserve.com.

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: christine.bond@zoo.ox.ac.uk.

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/sharers. Three bedrooms, 2 reception rooms, kitchen with washing machine, bathroom, cooker and fridge, gas c.h., garage, gardens. Near JR Hospital. £720 p.c.m. Tel.: Oxford 762436 (eve.).

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Flats to Let

Central North Oxford: situated within 10 minutes' walk of the city centre and Jericho. Brand new 2-bedroom, 2-bathroom apartment; beautifully and tastefully furnished by an interior designer. Available long term (at £1,300 p.c.m.), or for short-term let. Finders Keepers, 73 Banbury Road, Oxford OX2 0PE, tel.: Oxford 311011.

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: mdy@bioch.ox.ac.uk.

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

London: comfortable 3-bedroom house with garden, available Aug. 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.

Summer let: new 2-bedroom fully- furnished flat with spacious living room available 7 Aug.–end Sept. (period negotiable). On Marston Ferry Road, in Marston. Near University Park. £175 plus bills. Tel.: Oxford 514266.

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.

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, full-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.

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 full equipped, 24 July–4 Sept. 1998. £200 p.w. Tel.: 01451 844829, fax: Oxford 794652.

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Accommodation Offered

Sept. 1998: North Oxford, 2 miles from city on bus route. Large, light ground-floor room with own microwave and refridgerator, in quiet private house. Shared shower room, laundry, and garden. £275 p.c.m., inc. heating. Must be non-smoker. References required. Tel.: Oxford 311954.

Large study bedroom in St Clements, walking distance all colleges/departments. £100 weekly basis during the summer, or £280 inclusive for long-term tenancy. Female preferred. Shared use of kitchen and bathroom. Tel.: Oxford 250394 (answer service).

Osney Island (near railway station). Single room available in 2-bedroom house. Share with non- smoking professional. £305 p.c.m. (currently includes Council Tax). Available now. Tel.: Oxford 202890 (eve.), e-mail: mike.fraser@oucs.ox.ac.uk.

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: RFrancis4@aol.com.

Kidlington: accommodation available, either whole 2-bedroom 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: 96143177@brookes.ac.uk.

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

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.

Friendly, non-smoking professional woman seeks accommodation in comfortable shared house/flat in Oxford or surrounding vilages. Preferably not more than 30 minutes' drive from central Oxford, and on regular bus route to Oxford. Contact Sue, tel,: Oxford 311350 (office hours), e-mail: swhitehead@abc-clio.ltd.uk.

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: nick.marston@spc.ox.ac.uk.

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: 100653.404@compuserve.com.

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Accommodation Sought to Rent or Exchange

Professional academic couple seeks house or flat with minimum 2 bedrooms in central Oxford, for 1 year sabbatical from Sept. 1998. No children, no pets, non-smokers; mature and responsible adults. Would also consider house/car exchange with persons coming to the Chapel Hill/Durham area of North Carolina for similar period of time. Contact Dr Valerie King, 1624 Hadley Mill Pittsboro, NC 27312, USA. Tel.: 919 542 2328, fax: 966 3811, e-mail: vking@med.unc.edu.

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Holiday Lets

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 22–29 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.

Tarn-et-Garonne: fine old stone house, lovingly restored, many original features, large garden. Situated in friendly rural village with shops, post office, cafe, and tennis court. Within easy reach of Cordes, Albi, Najac, Gaillac. Sleeps 6/8 in comfort. Separate bathroom and shower, up- and downstairs w.c., dishwasher, washing machine. Good walking, riding, canoeing, restaurants, markets, and local colour. Available from 5 Sept. Tel.: Oxford 515311 (colour photos).

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: ruy.ribeiro@zoo.ox.ac.uk.

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: pgklpoggio@ftbcc.it.

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Student Vacation Exchange

French boy (12) seeks exchange with English family during summer. French girl (16) seeks exchange or au pair position with English family during summer. Please tel.: Oxford 761000, or write to Mme Baignières, 7 Rue Las Cases, 75007, Paris, France.

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House for Sale

Oxon./Northants border: grade 2 listed 5-bedroom property in Conservation Area, with mature old- rose garden, garage, and large outhouse. Twenty miles from Oxford (junction 10 M40). Kings Sutton BR (5 minutes). Village school, PO shop, and pub. Offers in region £275,000. Tel.: Oxford 863569 (home) or 01326 377738(work).

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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. n

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