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Student Exchange

Belgian girl, 17, French speaker, professional family, 3 younger teenage sisters, seeks exchange with English girl for 1999/2000 academic year. Wishes to study EFL and science in Oxford and offers similar opportunities to exchange partner. Tel.: Oxford 556650.

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Oxford University Newcomers' Club

Oxford University Newcomers' Club. The club exists to welcome to Oxford the partners and families of academic visitors and graduate students. Come along to the Club rooms at 13 Norham Gardens, and sample our programme of events and outings; we are open each Wednesday morning, 10.30–12 noon, from the week before term starts to the week after term, also throughout the summer vacation.

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Tuition Offered

Learn Screenwriting on-line. One-to-one instruction (and feedback) from seasoned professionals in Hollywood. Course also available by post. For more information, please contact Write Online, 9899 Santa Monica Blvd 622, Beverly Hills, California 90212, USA, e- mail: Line2Hlwd@AOL.com.

St Clare's International College: teaching opportunities for degree credit courses for US university students in British and European History, Politics, International Relations, Economics, Sociology.

Autumn and/or spring semesters. Send c.v. to Boyd Roberts, Vice- Principal, St Clare's, Oxford, 139 Banbury Road, Oxford OX2 7AL. Fax: Oxford 310002.

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Services Offered

Bespoke furniture by Jason Mansell MA (RCA). Contemporary and traditional furniture made to order. For a consultation to discuss ideas, please tel.: 0976 707367.

Persian carpets: all sizes, old and new, from Iran, Turkey, Afghanistan, and China. This is the very best time of year to obtain the lowest prices. Reductions on everything ahead of new autumn consignments. Browsing encouraged. Goods on approval. Also first-class repairs and cleaning. Usual business hours 10 a.m.--6 p.m., Mon.--Sat. Ring first before travelling any distance or just drop in if passing. Old Squash Court, 16 Linton Road, North Oxford. Tel.: Oxford 559396.

Long established Oxford builder (25 years). Property maintenance, renovation, extensions. Every aspect of the building trade covered. Free estimates. Academic references available. Richard Edwards. Tel: Oxford 343562.

Oxuniprint, Oxford University Press—the University Printers: specialising in booklet and publicity material, typesetting, printing, and finishing. Output Bureau provides high-quality output from disc 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.

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.: Oxford 461333.

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Domestic Services

Summer place in Bradmore Road (University) Nursery, part- or full-time, for a 3–5 year-old. Dates available from 20 July–7 Sept. 1998. Please contact Jane, tel.: Oxford 727389.

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.

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

German/American professional family require au pair from Sept. 1998. Two children aged 3 and 5. Comfortable accommodation just outside Lubeck. Family highly recommended. Tel.: Oxford 735201.

Temporary secretary required by Corpus Christi College, approximately 7 months, from mid-Sept., to cover maternity leave. Requires teamwork, flexibility, and good word-processing and secretarial skills (competance with Word 7, Excel, and e-mail useful). Experience of college administration advantageous but not essential. Salary (University C4) £12,595–£14,580, according to age/experience. Free lunch, generous holiday. Details available from the College Secretary, Corpus Christi College, Oxford OX1 4JF, tel.: (2)76737, to whom applicants should apply, enclosing c.v. and names and addresses of 2 referees, by 29 July.

Research Assistant or postgraduate student required for analysis of qualitative data for M.Phil. thesis. Good rate of pay for enthusiastic conscientious person. Christina MacNeil, tel.: Oxford 433819.

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Houses to Let

Move immediately into beautifully- presented town house in Oxford Waterside; close to Jericho, Port Meadow, town centre. Double bedroom with en suiteshower room, second bedroom with twin beds, third bedroom with single bed and 2 desks. Luxury family bathroom and kitchen, sitting/dining-room with designer-painted furniture and co-ordinating sofa/chairs. Pretty rear garden and off-street parking. £1,350 p.c.m. Short-term tenancies possible at higher rent. For details/viewing, contact Finders Keepers, 73 Banbury Road, Oxford OX2 6PE. Tel.: Oxford 311011, fax: 556993, e-mail: oxford@finders.co.uk.

Furnished house: 3-bedroom, plus beautiful loft room. North Oxford, very close to beautiful park. Double glazing, c.h. Excellent access; 15 minutes' cycle from University. Suit visiting academic with family. Available end Aug., 12–24 month contract preferred. £675 p.c.m. Tel.: Oxford 514191, e-mail: eduardo.klisa@qeh.ox.ac.uk.

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

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

North Oxford : 3-bedroom, detached (linked by garage) furnished house, Woodstock Road; gas c.h., carpets, curtains; lounge and dining-room; garage, gardens; no pets, non-smokers preferred. £900 p.c.m. plus bills; available from 1 Oct. for 1 year or longer. Tel.: Oxford 515547 or 01869 331575.

Two-bedroom house on Osney Island. Modernised with large through lounge, small garden, gas c.h. £600 p.c.m. plus heating and Council Tax. Handy for colleges, University faculties, railway station, riverside walks. Tel.: 01395 443432 or Oxford 243639.

Three/four bedroom house to let, off Abingdon Road. £800 p.c.m. plus bills. Tel.: Oxford 248607 (office hours).

Three-bedroom detached house for rent in a quiet sought-after road in North Oxford. Walking distance to Summertown shops. Lovely garden, maintenance provided. Garage. Available from Aug./Sept. for 6--12 months for £1,000 p.c.m. Tel.: 0171 611 8336 (day), or Oxford 311717 (evening); e-mail: m.hill-perkins@wellcome.ac.uk.

Ideal for family with children: 3-bedroom, nicely furnished, very comfortable, warm and sunny semi-detached house in Bicester to let for 1 year from late Sept. with possibility of another year. Living- room, study, kitchen/breakfast room (fridge/freezer, washer-drier, dishwasher), w.c., storage, hall; 2 double + 1 single bedrooms, bathroom/w.c./shower, storage cupboards; gas c.h.; back garden, driveway, front garden. Bicester is a small market town 20 mins. drive from Oxford, frequent buses to Oxford, 5 mins. walk to town centre and railway station for London--Marylebone (1 hour), convenient for M40. Very quiet residential area. £650 p.c.m. inc. water rates. Tel.: 01869 321008 (evenings), e-mail: karpovi@trans.plants.ox.ac.uk.

18th-c. house, 3 miles from city centre; 3 bedrooms; dish-washer, fridge, freezer, washer-drier; gas c.h.; secluded garden; car parking space; on bus route. Available end of Sept. to end of year or possibly longer. Regret no smokers, children, or pets. References required. £750 p.c.m.; utilities, telephone, and use of car (negotiable) extra). Tel.: Oxford 778768; after 23 July: 39 577 363302; after 15 Aug.: 33 1 4753 7558.

Charming cottage, 15 miles north-west of Oxford: beams, inglenook fire, country antiques, very private walled patio garden, gas c.h., log fire, garage; furnished and equipped to a high standard; 1 double bedroom, 1 spare bedroom/study. Suit caring careful couple. Available from Sept. Tel.: Oxford (2)84225.

Elegant brand-new Maisonette, overlooking Rewley Abbey Stream and Oxford Canal. Five minutes' walk Oxford town centre, 2 minutes Port Meadow and rail station (London 52 minutes). Upstairs: canal- facing master bedroom (17 x 11) with ensuitew.c. and shower; second bedroom (12 x 10); luxury bathroom. Downstairs: living-room (17 x 13) with doors to terrace/garden facing stream and canal. New fully-equipped kitchen-dining area; cloakroom. New furniture and carpets; double glazing; c.h.; pre-wired for stereo; security and smoke alarms; parking. £1,200 p.c.m. Available Aug. for 1 year. Preferably no smoking or pets. Tel.: 01494 464080, fax: 01494 449739, e-mail: uzds0001@sable.ox.ac.uk.

Fully-furnished, newly-renovated, 3/4- bedroom detached house. 0.75 mile city centre. Well equipped kitchen (fridge-freezer, washing machine, tumble drier, microwave). Bathroom and shower; 3 w.c.s; gas c.h. Suit professional non-smoking family or sharers. £900 p.c.m., plus bills and Council Tax. Tel.: Oxford 246255 (after 6 p.m.).

Available for minimum 6-month let (longer available) from 16 Aug. (possibly 1 Aug.). Two- bedroom, fully-furnished, 2-year-old house and garden, with off-street parking, set in secluded wooded close, 2 miles city centre (Iffley Turn). Suit professional non- smoking couple. Tel.: Oxford 361494.

New 5-bedroom town house in central Oxford. situated on river bank with attractive views and riverside walks. Quiet, yet 2 minutes' walk to rail station (London Paddington 56 minutes), 6 minutes to bus station (Heathrow 70 minutes) and 12 minutes to Bodleian, etc. Built to a high specification for easy living. Two reception rooms, dining-room conservatory, 3 bathrooms (2 en suite), downstairs w.c., modern fully- equipped kitchen, small garden, private parking. To let with blinds and carpeted. Unfurnished or possibly furnished, so rent negotiable. £1,800–£2,300 p.c.m. Available from July. Tel.: 01844 208315, fax: 01844 201511, e-mail: 100574.451@compuserve.com.

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

Central North Oxford, 10 minutes' walk from city centre, all main university buildings and parks and very close to river, 2 flats available for short/long let, first-floor end Aug., second-floor now: exceptionally well-furnished and comfortable 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.

Spacious, recently-renovated, 3-bedroom flat in historic development. Completely refurbished/redecorated with newly-fitted kitchen, new carpets, large living-room (25 x 18 ft). Smoke alarm and security entrance. Private parking bay. £1,000 p.c.m. (exclusive of bills). Available unfurnished from Aug. 1998. Contact Helen Guyatt, tel.: Oxford 281226, e- mail: helen.guyatt@zoology.oxford.ac.uk.

Bardwell Road: beautiful period apartment with exceptionally spacious rooms and high ceilings, central North Oxford, within walking distance of University departments. Furnished, with 2 bedrooms and off-street parking. Available now at £1,000 p.c.m. Call us if you would like to view. Finders Keepers, tel.: Oxford 311011, e-mail: oxford@finders.co.uk.

Two flats, Iffley Road: spacious, furnished, 10 minutes' walk to city centre; flat 1 (ground floor): 2 beds, 2 reception, kitchen, bathroom, w.c., garden, car-port, £850 p.c.m. plus bills; flat 2 (upper): 3 beds, lounge, kitchen, bathroom, £800 p.c.m. plus bills. Tel.: Oxford 767863.

Short-term rental: newly refurbished flat with own secure parking space near city centre; superb architect design; 1 double bedroom, 1 single, spacious well-fitted kitchen, bathroom, sitting-/dining-room with sofa-bed, new furnishings throughout, patio garden. Available immediately. Tel.: Oxford 311557 or 0797 016566; fax: 311527.

Spacious, well-equipped, 2-bedroom, modern, furnished flat with garage, etc. North Oxford, near Cutteslowe Park and very frequent buses to city centre. Available from end Sept. £625 p.m. Tel.: Oxford 553100, e-mail: gittins@stats.ox.ac.uk.

North and central North Oxford: 1- and 2-bedroom apartments; fully furnished to high standard with good security and off-steet parking. A variety of sizes and available dates. £600–£675 p.c.m. Best suited to professionals or visiting academics. Tel.: Oxford 516144.

Central North Oxford, 4 minutes' walk from University Parks and easy walking to University science area, libraries, and city centre. Charming and spacious garden flat in quiet residential street, inc. sitting-room, double bedroom, kitchen with washing machine, bathroom with shower, plentiful storage space. Gas c.h. Suit single person or couple. Available late Sept. £695 p.c.m. Tel.: Oxford 512138, e-mail: mdy@bioch.ox.ac.uk.

Woodstock Road, Oxford: large Edwardian flat, overlooking St John's sports field. Lounge 23 ft, bedroom same. Dining room, study, large bathroom, separate shower cubicle, kitchen/fridge, new washing machine, large gas cooker, microwave. Available 1 Oct. 1998–31 May 1999. Suit academics (non-smoking; no children). Ten minutes to city. £550 p.m. Tel.: Oxford 553094.

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Summer Lets

Spacious 3-bedroom family home with large garden within easy reach of city centre. Available end July–beginning Sept.—exact dates negotiable. £750 inc. all bills except telephone. Tel.: Oxford 717700 to arrange viewing.

Central North Oxford: spacious, comfortable 4-bedroom home with all mod. cons., inc. washing machine and dishwasher. Easy walking distance to city centre, Summertown shops, and all main university buildings; close to community centre and swimming pool. Lovely secluded garden and off-street parking. Available all Aug.–first week Sept. Tel.: Oxford 513321.

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. £350 p.w. Write to 123 South Avenue, Abingdon, Oxon. Tel.: Oxford 559911.

Beautiful 2-bedroom house in Jericho with garden, available Aug./Sept, possibly longer. £780 p.m. Non-smokers only. Very central: 5 minutes to bus and rail stations. Tel.: Oxford 516886.

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Accommodation Offered

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.

One or two rooms to let in large, pleasant, country house near Abingdon, from Sept. Excellent bus services to Oxford and local towns. Tel.: 01235 848356 (evenings or weekends).

House share in Headington: female professional wanted to share a 3- bedroom house in Headington. Close to all bus routes, ideal for JRH, Churchill Hospital, and Brookes University; newly modernised and decorated, quiet and spacious, c.h., off-road parking and nice garden. £350 p.c.m. plus bills. From 1 Aug. To share with one other person. Contact Franziska. Tel.: Oxford 221348 (office), e-mail: franziska.lechner@ndm.ox.ac.uk.

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.

A few minutes' walk from the town centre: 2 rooms to let fully furnished, in comfortable, quiet locations, close to the Thames. Available end of summer. Please contact P. Spanu, tel.: Oxford (2)75116 (day) or 727826 (eve.), e-mail: spanu@trans.plants.ox.ac.uk.

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Accommodation Sought

Norwegian theologian (non-smoking, no children) working on doctoral thesis seeks furnished 1 or 2-bedroom accommodation in Oxford from approximately 16 Aug.–20 Dec. 1998. House-sitting considered. Please contact Marta Hoyland (after 12 July), School of Mission and Theology, Misjonsvegen 34, N-4024 Stavanger, Norway. Tel.: +47 51 89 60 07 (home), fax: +47 51 51 62 25 (work), e-mail: mh@misjonshs.no.

Single professional woman seeks small quiet flat in Oxford as writing retreat for 2 weeks in Aug. Will feed cats and pay reasonable rent but walk dogs. Employers' references available. Dates 7–21 Aug. Tel.: 01398 331550.

Flat required. Oxford academic seeks 1 or 2-bedroom unfurnished flat in Oxford. Long-term lease. from Sept. 1998. Contact Edward Nye, Lincoln College, tel.: Oxford (2)79792, e-mail: edward.nye@lincoln.ox.ac.uk (unavailable 19 July–10 Aug.—leave message).

US academic couple on sabbatical leave requires 1-bedroom apartment with shower, washing machine; convenient for Maths Institute if possible. Price range £400–£600. Tel.: Oxford 864400.

Responsible, mature, professional couple, plus 2 elder parents, high school girl and boy, seek fully-furnished, Oxford area home, Sept.–Dec., near Catholic church and shops. Ideally 5 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, central to Green College and Hospital, Oxford High and Magdalen College Schools. Will consider all locations. Tel./fax (USA): 609 729 2599.

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.

Finders Keepers specialises in managing your home or investment. We have celebrated 25 years in Oxford letting and managing properties—try us first! Many of our landlords have remained with us since we opened and are delighted with our service—why not pop in and read their comments? 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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Accommodation Sought to Rent or Exchange

American professional family requires house, at least 4 and preferably 5 bedrooms, fairly central position, ideal dates 1 Sept. 1998–1 Jan. 1999 (flexible if necessary). Willing to rent, or exchange for house in Atlanta, with 4 bedrooms/2 bathrooms, in historic district minutes from Emory University, US Centre for Disease Control, Georgia Tech and Georgia State Universities. Please write to Deborah Scroggins, 1173 St Louis Pl., Atlanta, GA 30306. Tel. (USA): 404 249 9844, e-mail: deblane@msn.com. Local enquiries to Wendy James, tel.: Oxford (2)74677 or 559041.

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Holiday Lets

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.

Brittany, France. Recently-restored cottage in unspoilt village; 3 bedrooms, sleeps 6–8, garden and parking. Thirty minutes St Malo and beautiful beaches, close to Dinan. £160–300 p.w. Tel.: Oxford 772207.

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Flat for Sale

Scarborough, North Yorkshire: completely-renovated, gas c.h., 2-bedroom flat in majestic, listed, 1905 house on the South Cliff. Large living-room with spectacular views across the south bay to harbour and castle. 20 x 12-ft dining/kitchen with fitted units inc. fridge/freezer and cooker. Bathroom with sunken bath and separate shower cubicle. Fifteen minutes' walk through famous cliff walks to town centre. £75,000. Tel.: Oxford 373753.

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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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