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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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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 disk 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.

Persian rugs and runners direct from Iran, old and new. A hundred or so hand-knotted village and tribal pieces at honest prices. Some carpet sizes. Also Turkish, Afghan, and Old Chinese. Gallery/warehouse usually open 10 a.m.–6 p.m., Mon.–Fri. Ring first or take a chance. Expert conservation repairs and safe specialist cleaning. Frederick and Sudabeh Hine, Old Squash Court, 16 Linton Road, North Oxford, tel./fax: Oxford 559396.

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.

German for all academic levels and specific research requirements, and German translation and editorial services offered by accredited professional translator and experienced university teacher. For advice on your project and individual language needs, please tel.: Oxford 558714, e-mail: 106341.3454@compuserve.com.

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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.

Nanny share: are you interested in sharing a nanny? I have a 6-month-old daughter and would like to find a nanny who could look after her with 1 or 2 other children. Conditions, days, and place of share all negotiable. Please contact Janet, tel.: Oxford 308393.

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Situations Vacant

Readers required for blind examiner during last 3 weeks of Jun. 1998. Sessions of 4 hours, morning or afternoon, at £6.50 p.h. Tel.: Oxford 552209 (eve. or weekend).

Lady Margaret Hall requires a part-time computing officer to provide technical IT and network support for the college. Responsibilities include user support for Microsoft and Internet applications, and maintenance of a Novell server and other hardware. The post is for 22.5 hours p.w. Immediate start date preferred, but in any event no later than 20 Feb. 1998. Salary in range £14,788–£16,642 pro rata. Further particulars available from the Financial Controller, Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford OX2 6QA, to whom applications including detailed c.v. and names and addresses or 2 referees should be sent. E-mail: saleem.chaudhry@lmh.ox.ac.uk.

The Oxford Knowledge Company (in central Oxford) seeks Internet-savvy graduate students to undertake occasional information research. We particularly invite inquiries from people with specialist knowledge of business, economics, law, geology, or electronics. For more information, please tel.: Oxford 251566, e- mail: office@oxford-knowledge.com.

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 worlwide, now.

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Houses to Let

Beautiful old stone cottage in Headington Quarry: fully furnished; large garden. Ideal for family; 5 minutes from John Radcliffe Hospital. Available now for approximately 18 months. £1,400 p.c.m., includes gardener. Contact Philip Goulder, e- mail: goulder@helix.mgh.harvard.edu, or Charlotte Runyards, tel.: Oxford 723557.

Attractive mill cottage in Wootton, Woodstock: 2 bedrooms, bathroom, well equipped kitchen, large sitting room, garden, garage. £525 p.m. Tel.: 01993 811351.

Family house, Jericho, North Oxford. Walking distance of city centre and bus/train stations; peaceful, quiet, characterful house near Port Meadow. Two living, 2 studies, 4 beds, 2 bathrooms, farmhouse kitchen, walled garden, patio. Available 18 Jul.–12 Sep. Minimum 4 weeks. £450 p.w. Tel.: Oxford 511212, fax: 516236, e-mail: dugstod@patrol.i-way.co.uk.

Oxford Waterside, Jericho. Brand new house on prestigious development available mid Feb. Two bedrooms, 1 en suite shower room, family bathroom, living/dining-room, beautifully fitted kitchen with ceramic tiled floor, downstairs cloakroom. Furnished to high standard. Small garden, views over Port Meadow. Allocated off-street parking, 10 minutes■ walk to Radcliffe Infirmary and many University departments, also shops, theatres, etc. £875 p.c.m. Tel.: Oxford 311124, fax: 311125, e-mail: anae0002@nda.ox.ac.uk.

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.

Central North Oxford: attractive family accommodation, available for 6–12 months plus. Victorian house; well equipped; gas c.h.; 28 ft sitting-room, 3 double bedrooms, kitchen/diner, bathroom; parking permit; good schools catchment area. Close to Port Meadow; 10 minutes■ walk to city centre. £950 p.c.m., exc. bills. Tel.: Oxford 559911.

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.

City centre/Marston: furnished house, 3 bedrooms, sitting-room, dining-room, kitchen, bathroom with bath and shower. Gas c.h., deep freeze and all modern appliances, garden. Easy access to city. £850 p.c.m. Tel.: Oxford 554384.

Detached Victorian house available 16 Mar.–mid Jun. Cosy and comfortable, conveniently situated in East Oxford (city centre 1.5 miles). Fully-furnished and equipped, gas c.h., 2 bedrooms plus study/loft room. Suit visiting academic couple or professionals (who will preferably look after very friendly cat). £725 p.c.m., plus bills. Tel.: Oxford 240462 (eve.), 01235 432536 (day).

Terrace house, very central, 2 bedrooms, beautiful garden, £460 p.c.m., plus Council Tax. Available from 1 Mar. Tel.: Oxford 793706 (eve.).

Comfortable, semi-detached house, available immediately. Fully-furnished, 3 bedrooms, 2 reception, kitchen, bathroom, separate w.c., gas c.h., small garden front and rear, off-street parking. Close to hospitals and cycle track across parks to city centre. On good bus routes; easy access to ring road. No pets, no smoking. £650 p.c.m., plus bills and council tax. Tel.: Oxford 288134 (day)/249515 (eve. and weekend), e-mail: fiona.floate@regents.ox.ac.uk.

Jericho house, short lets, 1 week–3 months. Comfortable refurbished 2/3 bedroom house; 1 twin, 1/2 single, lounge, dining-room, fitted kitchen with washing machine, bathroom and 2 separate w.c.s, gas c.h., security alarm. £224 p.w., £825 p.c.m. inc. bills. Suit academics, regret no children or pets. Tel.: Oxford (2)78337 (office hours).

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Flats to Let

North Oxford : charming 2-bedroom first floor flat in North Parade; furnished. Available now. £655 p.c.m. Tel.: Oxford 513816 (office hours), 842103 (weekends).

Charming flat on Hilltop Road, East Oxford. First floor: fully fitted kitchen and bathroom; second floor: large tastefully furnished pine-floored bedroom/lounge studio; balconies overlook park; use of garden; free parking. Available mid-Feb. for 6 months or longer. £600 p.c.m. inc. Council Tax. Tel.: 0410 109349, e-mail: 100525.1044@compuserve.com.

Flat in Victorian house, Iffley Road, 1 mile city centre. Large sitting-room/kitchen, bedroom, bath/shower. Rent to include Council Tax, hot water, some c.h. £460 p.c.m.; low because not self-contained in daytime. Tel.: 01869 350372.

Oxford Waterside: a unique opportunity to rent one of 12 brand new luxury 2-bedroom, 2-bathroom apartments; available later this month, unfurnished. Oxford Waterside is a prestigious development close to Oxford canal, Port Meadow, and river Thames, and within easy walking distance of University and city centre. Contact us now for a detailed brochure, or with enquiries about early reservations. All 12 apartments are available exclusively through Finders Keepers. Tel.: Oxford 311011, or complete the enquiry form on our website, http://www.finders.co.uk.

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.

Jericho flat, short lets, 1 week–3 months. One twin bedroom, bathroom, lounge-diner, fitted kitchen with washing machine, small patio, gas c.h., security alarm. £133 p.w., £480 p.c.m. inc. bills. Suit academic, regret no children or pets. Tel.: Oxford (2)78337 (office hours).

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Accommodation Offered

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.

Short-term holiday lets. Comfortable, well- equipped cottages, 12 miles west of Oxford, on good bus route, in attractive Cotswold market town of Witney. Tel.: 01993 703035, fax: 771014.

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.

Bedsitter in Summertown, North Oxford, for short term from 17 Feb. until possibly 30 Jun. or earlier. £260 p.m., plus bills. Tel.: Oxford 511721.

Tenant wanted to share charming central North Oxford house, near Radcliffe Infirmary, 5 minutes■ walk from St Giles. Regency-style architecture, refurbished to highest standards with conservatory, courtyard garden, bathroom, shower room, and off-street parking. Property includes all mod. cons.; dishwasher, wash/drier, microwave, gas c.h., and a dog. Suit visiting academic, postdoc, or professional. Reference required. Tel.: Oxford 205199.

North Oxford : 2 rooms to let in quiet, pretty, 3- bedroom house. All mod. cons. inc. washing machine and dishwasher; garden. Suit non-smoking professionals. Tel.: Oxford (2)78120 (day).

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Accommodation Sought

American family–professor, spouse, and four well-behaved children ages 3 to 12–seeks furnished house in North Oxford area; 4/5 bedrooms, quiet room for study a must. One year beginning Aug. 1998. Contact W. I. Miller, e-mail: wimiller@umich.edu.

Visiting scholar seeks furnished flat, Apr.–Jun. 1998, for 3 people. Prefer North Oxford or near St Ebbe■s CE School. Please contact Prof. Ivan Jaksic in the USA, tel.: 219 259 1938, e-mail: Ivan.Jaksic.1@nd.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. Tel.: Oxford 764533, fax: 764777.

Fully-furnished studio/flat in Oxford required by retired NZ couple, non-smokers, several weeks Jul.–Aug. Car park would be bonus! Meticulous care, but please no pets to feed. Contact: Mrs J. Lawry, PO Box 28 592, Remuera, Auckland 1136, New Zealand, e-mail: hassall@ihug.co.nz.

Visiting fellow with family of 4 seeks furnished house/flat for May and Jun. 1998. Contact Kate or Lowell Turner, tel.: Oxford 556063.

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.

Visiting academic (Oxford graduate) seeks 1 month■s self-contained accommodation for 2 people, mid May–mid Jun. Responsible tenant; could attend pets/garden. Professor P. Nestor, English Department, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia, tel./fax: 61 3 94160644, e-mail: pauline.nestor@arts.monash.edu.au.

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 lets also required. Tel.: Oxford (2)78286/7.

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.

Professional family (children 2 and 5 years) seeks 3-bedroom house in Phil and Jim area for long let of 2 year (plus). E-mail: 106341.3454@compuserve.com.

Visiting academic couple (non-smokers) seeks quiet furnished flat/house in Oxford, 15 Apr.–30 June. Prepared to house-sit. Careful tenants. Local references available. Luc Renneboog, Naamestraat 69, 3000 Leuven, Belgium. Tel.: 00 32 16 326737 (day), fax: 00 32 16 326732, e-mail: Luc.Renneboog@econ.kuleuven.ac.be.

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Accommodation Exchange

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.

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Accommodation Sought to Rent or Exchange

American professional family spending Michaelmas Term 1998 in Oxford requires house, at least 4 bedrooms, fairly central position, from Sep. Willing to rent or exchange for house in Atlanta, with 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, in historic district, minutes away from Emory University, US Centre for Disease Control, and Georgia State and Georgia Tech. Universities. Please write to Deborah Scroggins at 1173 St Louis Pl., Atlanta, GA 30306, tel.: 404 249 9844, e-mail: deblane@msn.com. Local enquiries to Wendy James, tel.: Oxford (2)74677/559041, fax: 559200.

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Holiday Lets

Andalucia, Gaucin: house or part to let; magical medieval white village; panoramic views from house to Morocco; stunning landscape, wonderful butterflies and birds; walking, fishing, and windsurfing; visit Ronda, Granada, Cordoba, Seville, Cadiz, Jerez, and Morocco. For brochure and photos: Dr Campbell. Tel./fax: Oxford 513935, e-mail: L.Lustgarten@soton.ac.uk.

Czech Republic: fairytale woodland cottage 30 minutes■ drive from Prague; sleeps 4. Lake for swimming/boating, views, walks, wood fires, mushrooms, castles. Good food and wine still a bargain! English speaking owner. Available May–Oct., from £240 p.w. Tel.: 0171 373 0667.

French Farmhouse in Aveyron, available from now until end May, also Jul., and from September. Four rooms plus bathroom and well equipped kitchen. Set in own grounds in small village. From £500 p.c.m., plus phone and electricity. Dr D. Martin, tel.: Oxford 559061.

Pembrokeshire National Park. Escape the crowds! Holiday cottage in idyllic cliff-top situation overlooking St Bride■s Bay. Cliff walking, safe sandy beaches, simply but comfortably furnished; sleeps 8/9. Gas lighting, fridge/freezer, water heater, etc. Available Apr.–Oct. Tel.: 01562 777234.

Habla Español en España organises holidays for students of Spanish in very select family homes in Madrid and La Coruña, for 1 week or longer. Prices include air fares. CORUS Centro de Lengua Española. Tel.: Oxford 249558.

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.

Summer rental: Woodstock, near Blenheim Palace: 3- bedroom furnished house; Oxford 8 miles, Stratford-upon-Avon 30 miles, London 60 miles. Available 3 Jul.–31 Aug. Tel.: 01993 811126.

Provence Villa, 22 km St Tropez. Four bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, satellite TV, pool, lovely views. Available Jul. and Aug. Tel.: 01326 250862/0033 494 43 6388.

France, Lot region. Comfortable, spacious house in Medieval village; sleeps 6 all en suite. Magnificent views over Cele valley; 5 miles main town Figeac. Available Mar.–Sep. £300–£450 p.w. Same village: 1-bedroom cottage, available same period. £150–£225 p.w. Tel.: 01295 276156.

Tuscany, Italy: charming 17th-c. farmhouse in unspoilt mountain village with magnificent views. Spacious accommodation, fully modernised, with lovely garden and swimming pool. Easy access to Pisa and Florence. Sleeps 8–10. Not available most of Aug. Tel.: 0181 446 4913.

Paris: fully-furnished, charming 1-bedroom flat; living-room, kitchen, bathroom with shower; near Pere Lachaise. Available immediately. £375 p.c.m. Tel.: Oxford 514566, e- mail: david.stasavage@economics.ox.ac.uk. n

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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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