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`Human Impacts': an exhibition of Brazilian Art, at St Giles' Church, Oxford. Open 12 noon–8 p.m. daily, until 22 June. Arte Latino Americana acknowledges the support of the Brazilian Ministry of Culture. Ten per cent of sales to INEA (charity in South America), 20 per cent to St Giles' Church. Entrance is free.

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Oxford University Museum of Natural History

Copies sought of the 2 studies of the swifts nesting in the museum tower. Should you have unwanted copies of David Lock's Classic Swifts in a Towerand Derek Bromhall's Devil Birds, please contact (or leave message for) Margaret Williamson, tel.: Oxford (2)72961.

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Tuition Offered

Latin and Greek tutor available: beginner, intermediate, or advanced levels; children or adults. Graduate student at Yale, in Oxford all summer, with first in Classics from Balliol. £15 p.h. Tel.: Oxford 511024.

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Services Offered

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.

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:

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

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.

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.

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

Can you help? Would anyone be interested in having the company of a sweet young dog for a few day- times during Aug.? I would drop her off with you on my way to work and pick her up afterwards. (My usual `daycare' providers are fully booked in Aug.) She'd need someone kind and experienced with dogs. Fee negotiable. Food provided. Please tel.: 01869 247069.

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Situations Vacant

Writer will require occasional copy typing from about Oct. 1998. Mainly literary, from author's fair copy (manual machine). Flexible periods/deadlines. Sample of type faces appreciated, with suggested rates per A4 paper + 1 copy, possibly 2 at times. Tel.: Oxford 516140 (most times).

Linacre College: Development Office Assistant. 20 hours p.w., salary: University clerical 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.

The Oxford Trust: Assistant to Chief Executive. Bright, presentable, articulate graduate with some business experience required to manage Chief Executive's office and assist with projects. The job involves PA skills, use of IT, numeracy, minute taking, communication with senior people, data gathering, analysis, press and publicity. Salary c. £17,000. The Oxford Trust is a registered charity working with Industry, Education, Government, and the professions to encourage the study and application of Science and Technology. Apply with c.v. plus hand-written letter to Dorcas Doolan, The Oxford Trust, Oxford Centre for Innovation, Mill Street, Oxford OX2 0JX, tel.: Oxford 728953.

Lincoln College: Library Assistant. Applicants need excellent communication skills; to be well organised, flexible, and attentive to detail. Duties include maintaining circulation using OLIS, dealing with the post, checking-in periodical issues, answering enquiries from readers, organising binding/stamping/shelving, and other general clerical tasks. Library experience not essential, but knowledge of Word and Access may be useful. Full-time 1-year appointment initially, starting mid-Sept. Salary (University scale C3) £10,881–£12,595. Applications with c.v. and names and addresses of 2 referees to Mrs F. Piddock, Librarian, Lincoln College, Oxford OX1 3DR, from whom further details are available. Tel.: Oxford (2)79831, e-mail: Applications close: 5 July.

Jesus College: Tutorial Secretary required for busy college office assisting the Tutorial Administrator in certain aspects of her work. Good word- processing and secretarial skills are required and applicants must be fully conversant with Word, Access, Excel, and electronic mail. Must be willing to wrok as part of a team. Salary: University C3 (£10,881–£12,595). Free lunch, generous holidays. Details from the Tutorial Administrator, Jesus College, Oxford OX1 3DW, tel.: (2)79720, to whom applicants should apply, enclosing c.v. and names and addresses of 2 referees. Applications close: 3 July.

Cochrane Schizophrenia Group: Administrative Assistant; 18 hours p.w., hours negotiable. Good typing/word processing skills required; e-mail, internet, spreadsheets, and databases desirable. Challenging and varied post with responsibility, requiring ability to work in a busy environment as part of a close-knit team with frequent deadlines. Salary: Whitley Council A&C 4 (university scale N24, approx. £13,000 pro rata). Two year contract initially. For details, tel.: Oxford 316776. Applications with c.v. and 2 references to: Leanne Roberts, Cochrane Schizophrenia Group, Summertown Pavillion, Middle Way, Oxford OX2 7LG. Applications close: 22 June.

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:

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Houses to Let

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:

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:; Internet site:

Heart of Jericho: recently-renovated Victorian family home on 3 floors with small courtyard garden and 1 off-street parking space. Two attractive reception rooms, spacious kitchen, huge bathroom with separate shower, 4 good-sized bedrooms. Available fully furnished and equipped at the end of July. £1,350 p.m. Contact Finders Keepers to view, tel.: Oxford 311011, e-mail:

Mon.–Thurs. let: fully-furnished terrace house in central, quiet location (Osney island), 15 minutes to centre of town, available Mon.–Thurs. from 1 Sept. Two bedrooms, 1 study, large sitting/dining- room, fully equipped kitchen, washing machine, gas c.h., garden. Rent negotiable. Suit commuting academic. Non- smoker. Tel.: Oxford 240051, e-mail: murray.hunt@4-

Furnished house in Thame: modern house in town centre; 2 double bedrooms, bathroom, fitted kitchen, garden, garage, and parking. Thame is a small market town 20 minutes from Oxford—easy access to M40. £625 p.c.m. Available from end June. Tel.: 01844 218261.

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:

Comfortable 2-bedroom turn-of-the- century end terrace house in quiet setting in Headington, Oxford. Available 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:

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:

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 249426, e-mail:

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Flats to Let

Flat on 2nd (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 immediately to non-smokers. £620 p.c.m. for 1-year lease or £650 p.c.m. for 6-month lease. Tel.: Oxford 727650 or e-mail:

Studio flat in Kidlington available to responsible person, 24 July–1 Sept., at low rent in exchange for feeding pets while neighbours away. References essential. Tel.: Oxford 513816 (office hours) or 842103 (eve./weekend).

Two-bedroom flat in Woodstock close, North Oxford. Available from 1 Aug. 1998. Third floor, quiet, spacious; nice and inspiring surroundings. Vast communal garden. Private parking space. Fifteen minutes on bike from Science Area. £625 p.m. Contact Silvio Zaina, tel.: Oxford (2)71227 (work) or 515114 (home), e- mail:

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:

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:

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.

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.

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Summer Lets

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. Fed 2 cats and water plants. Tel.: Oxford 557133, e-mail:

Available 1–31 Aug.: light and spacious semi-detached house close to city centre (10 minutes on a bicycle: 2 available). Overlooking open country from the back. Frequent bus service. Single person preferred but suitable for two. Feed 1 cat and water plants. £320 p.m. for 1; £500 p.m. for 2. Tel.: Oxford 728111.

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.

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.

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Accommodation Offered

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:

Room to let from July in quiet house in Cricket Road. Gas c.h., double glazing, off-stret parking. Share kitchen and bathroom with 1 other person. £220 p.c.m., inc. water rates and Council Tax. For appointment to view, please tel.: Oxford 430595.

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-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:

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

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.

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:, Internet site:

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:

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.

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Accommodation Sought to Rent or Exchange

We (4 adults, 2 children) seek house, 15–30 Aug. and/or exchange for Key Biscayne, Florida, 3-bedroom, 2-bathroom town house on beach with pool and maid service. Children OK. Tel.: 001 305 365 3895, fax: 361 0797, e-mail:

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Holiday Lets

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.

Cornwall, Lizard Peninsula: accommodation in 18th-c. house. Sleeps 5. Secluded garden, village setting, sea 5 minutes. For further details, tel.: 01326 280216.

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.

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:

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Houses for Sale

Great Milton: 3-bedroom house: large and beautiful gardens, gas c.h., recently renovated throughout. Large sitting-room and kitchen; garage. Twenty minutes Oxford, in safe peaceful village location (2 pubs, shops, PO). Carpets and book shelves included. £148,000. Tel.: 01844 278572.

Spacious, detached house, Sandfield Road, Headington. Four double bedrooms, large modern kitchen, garage, gas c.h. Convenient for JR Hospital; 2 miles to University. Guide price £210,000. Tel.: Oxford (2)79747 or 516507, e-mail:

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.

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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

Shakespere CD-ROM: texts of Folio, important Quartos, major editions, plus apocrypha, acting versions, and sequels. Unused. Retails at over £2,000. Offers: tel.: Oxford 516287. n

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