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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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Bodleian Shop

Bargains in the Bodleian Shop; many items reduced to half-price in our annual sale which continues through Jan. and Feb. Please note opening hours in Jan., Feb., and Mar. are 9 a.m.–5 p.m. Find us in the entrance to the Old Library, access from Radcliffe Square, Broad Street, and Catte Street.

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The Cherwell Singers

The Cherwell Singers will be performing new editions of rarely heard 16th-c. and 17th-c. music in Merton College Chapel at 8 p.m. on Sat. 28 Mar. Tickets £6 (concessions £4) from Blackwell■s Music Shop or on the door. For information, tel.: Oxford 241323.

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Franz Schubert: Winterreise

A cycle of 24 songs to poems by Wilhelm Muller, following the wanderings of a jilted lover through a frozen winter landscape; written at the age of 30, a year before Schubert■s death. Henry Herford (baritone), Ian Fountain (piano); Sat. 21 Feb. 1998, 7.30 p.m. in the Holywell Music Room. Tickets £9 (£6) from the Playhouse ticket shop at Blackwell■s Music Shop, tel.: Oxford 261384, or on the door.

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Tuition Offered

What are your children going to do in their summer holiday? What about joining A level and IB students from throughout the world at St Clare■s, Oxford, for an International Summer School and Conference. There are two 2-week programmes to choose from, and a range of courses to help broaden their knowledge and stretch their abilities as well as an International Conference with specialist speakers. Built in to the course is an excellent social programme to give them an enriching and enjoyable all-round experience. No prerequisites for any course. Contact us today for a brochure. Admissions Office, tel.: Oxford 552031, fax: 513359, e- mail: admissions@stclares.ac.uk.

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Services Offered

Squash court hire: Wolfson College, Linton Road. Excellent squash courts with showers/changing facilities, available for hire on regular basis. Various 45 minute sessions available, costing £2.65–£4.25 depending on time of day; 20% discount for bookings throughout the academic year. Details from the Common Room Secretary, tel.: Oxford (2)74108.

Town and Country Trees: professional tree surgery, orchard and shrub pruning, planting, and hedges. Quality work at competitive prices. Fully insured. Locally based. For a free quotation, please call Paul Hodkinson. Tel.: 01993 811115.

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

Persian rugs and runners direct from Iran, old and new. A hundred or so hand-knotted village abd 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.–Sat. 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.

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Domestic Services

Carpet/upholstery/curtain cleaning by Grimebusters, your local specialists. Quality work, competitive prices. Domestic, commercial, college. Also carpet/upholstery stain protection, pre-occupancy cleaning, flood cleaning/drying, oriental rug cleaning. For free estimates and friendly advice, call Grimebusters. Tel.: Oxford 726983 or Abingdon 555533.

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Situations Vacant

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

North Oxford , Linton Road: semi-detached 2- bedroom house to let unfurnished. Hall, cloakroom, dining-room, sitting-room, 1 large and 1 small bedroom (both en suite). Gas c.h., excellent decorative order, high quality fittings. Safe and peaceful location. Parking at front, private courtyard to rear. Available immediately for minimum 6 months, £850 p.c.m. Tel.: Oxford 559396.

Oxford Rewley Park: brand new house on prestigious development adjacent to rail and bus stations. Two bedrooms, beautifully-fitted bathroom and kitchen, both with ceramic tiled floor, downstairs cloakroom. Being furnished to high standard. Small garden; off-street parking; 1 minute■s walk from rail station, 10 minutes■ walk to many University departments and city centre. £860 p.c.m. Tel.: Oxford 513933.

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.

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.

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.

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).

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Flats to Let

Available Feb., Headington: newly-converted 1- bedroom flat; kitchen, living-room, large double bedroom, en suite shower room. Fully-furnished; c.h.; off-street parking. Professionals/academics only. £495 p.c.m. Tel.: Oxford 768504.

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.

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

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Accommodation Offered

Large and beautiful loft room in annexe to our house in North central Oxford. Own toilet and large sink on ground floor. Ideal as artist's, writer's, or architect's studio; not living accommodation. Price negotiable, around £200 p.m. Tel: Oxford (2)70668.

St Clements, available 13 Mar. Comfortable self- contained basement studio flat. Own bathroom and kitchen; telephone; fully-equipped; use of garage. £495 p.m., inc. gas, electricity, and Council Tax. Available 4 Apr.: attractive single room with own shower and basin, use of kitchen. £250 p.c.m., inc. bills. Non-smoking woman preferred. Tel.: Oxford 721052.

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.

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Accommodation Sought

Quiet, rural, basic cottage, preferably with open fire sought for long term let by considerate, mature couple wishing to do spiritual retreat. Tel.: Oxford 558602.

Editor, New Dictionary of National Biography, requires good-sized 1-bedroom or studio flat, furnished or semi- furnished—or willing to share house—in Jericho, Headington, or central Oxford, as soon as possible. Maximum £500 p.c.m. Does not need parking or garden; non-smoker with no pets. Tel.: Oxford 766964.

American family—professor, spouse, 3 well- behaved children ages 9, 12, 14—seeks furnished house in central Oxford from 1 Jun.–1 Aug. 1998. Three bedrooms. Contact Professor J. Dongarra, e-mail: dongarra@cs.utk.edu. Local enquiries to Shirley Day, tel.: Oxford (2)73885, fax: (2)73839.

Mature working female seeks quiet non-smoking house in the East Oxford area, preferably shared with no more than 2 others. £200–£250 p.c.m. Tel.: Oxford 377952.

American visiting fellow seeks furnished flat near centre with 1/2 bedrooms, from early Mar. initially for about 3 months. Tel.: Oxford 558295.

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

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.

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.

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 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./fax: 219 259 1938, e-mail: Ivan.Jaksic.1@nd.edu. Local contact: Mr Angell, tel.: Oxford (2)74488/558083.

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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

Lot/Dordogne, south-west France. Large c.1700 stone farmhouse in Quercynoix style. Sleeps 14. Tactfully restored, hilltop location, big garden, unspoilt countryside. Modern facilities/appliances; kitchen, 3 bathrooms. £280–£475 p.w. Tel.: Oxford 556307.

Learn French in sunny Provence. Active language holidays for youngsters, students, adults. Total immersion in French. For more information, contact Marie-Claire, tel.: Oxford 741804.

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

Sicily: Mazara del Vallo (fishing port in south- west Sicily); 2 holiday flats in attractive gardens, to let by the fortnight throughout the year. One hour from Palermo; short drive from Agrigento, Selinunte, and Segesta. Simply-furnished; sleep 4–6 people. David Butler, tel.: 0039 2 9251787 (eve.).

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

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., pluss 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.

Charming terrace house for short and long lets in conservation zone of unspoilt Southwold, Suffolk, seconds from the sea. Sleeps 4 plus. Marvellous area for walking, cycling (2 bicycles available), church visiting, bird-watching, and pub- hopping. Tel.: Oxford 513464 (eve.).

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House for Sale

Substantial modern, brick-built, 5-bedroom, detached house at end of close off the main road in Beckley. Five minutes■ drive from Headington and adjacent to Otmoor. Close to village hall, recreation field, Oxfordshire long distance footpath. Three reception, 2 offices/studies, 2 bathrooms, cloakroom, double garage. Fully-fitted kitchen inc. Rayburn oil-fired cooker which also runs c.h. Security system. Well-stocked terraced gardens, large patio area. Vacant possession, no chain. £245,000 o.n.o. Tel.: Oxford 351276, or 0589 732785.

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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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For Sale

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

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