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Royal Shakespeare Company

The Royal Shakespeare Company has received sponsorship to allow groups of young people, aged 14–25, to see its plays in Stratford for £10 each. The sponsorship enables the RSC to pay the groupūs cost of hiring a coach to Stratford and to upgrade to stalls or circle seats. For details and performance schedule, please contact: Kerra St John, RSC Oxford, tel./fax: Oxford 792200.

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Tuition Offered

A new option for co-education at the age of 13 in Oxford. Your son or daughter can now join d'Overbroeck's College at age 13 and go right through to A levels. To find out more, tel.: Oxford 310000, or come to our Open Morning on 14 Feb., 10 a.m.--12.30 p.m.

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Services Offered

Bespoke Garden & Landscape Design: `one off' consultancy visits, or sketch and scaled layouts, planting schemes, construction details, and site supervision, as desired. Nation-wide service from Oxford/Gloucestershire base. Chelsea Gold Medal 1996 and 1997. Jacquie Gordon BA Dip LA (Glos) ALI. Tel./fax: 01531 822743.

Oriental carpet dealers Frederick and Sudabeh Hine have additional stock comprising: a good quantity of Persian and Chinese rugs made over 50 years ago, faded but little sign of use; a few Afghan and Persian tribal carpets approx. 3m by 2m, in good condition for 30-plus years of age; armfuls of small colourful Persian tribal bits and pieces for use as mats, seat covers, hangings; large numbers of Beluch runners and tent bag/cushions. Come and see the full display, inc. new and antique pieces, in business hours, 10 a.m.--6 p.m., Mon.-- Sat. Ring first if you can. Old Squash Court, 16 Linton Road, North Oxford. Tel./fax: Oxford 559396.

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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.

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

Abingdon School requires a temporary teacher of Biology, 23 Feb.–27 Mar. Ability to teach at A level essential; previous teaching experience desirable. Details from Headmasterūs Secretary, Abingdon School, Abingdon, Oxon. OX14 1DE. Closing date: 29 Jan.

Abingdon School requires a teacher of History for summer term 1998. Ability to teach at A level, inc. British History 1830–50 as a special subject, essential. Details from Headmasterūs Secretary, Abingdon School, Abingdon, Oxon. OX14 1DE. Closing date: 29 Jan.

Computer data loader required 4 hours p.w. for 6 months. Afternoon preferred, but negotiable; hourly rate £6. We are looking for a meticulous, reliable, and user-friendly data loader/checker to help us tackle a mountain of medical research data. For details and informal enquiries, contact Lin Barnetson, OPTIMA, Radcliffe Infirmary, Oxford OX2 6HE, tel.: Oxford 224098, e-mail:

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Houses to Let

Old Headington: award-winning spacious converted chapel in quiet and secluded position among beech trees. Pall oak and natural stone; 2 storey. Fully furnished; living-room, 1 double bedroom, bathroom, kitchen, larder, fridge/freezer, garden, and parking; gas c.h. £750 p.c.m. plus bills. Tel.: Oxford 437750.

North Oxford : furnished bungalow, available end Mar.--24 May. Four bedrooms (1 or 2 to remain closed), 2 reception rooms, kitchen/breakfast, utility etc. Gas c.h.; gardens. Suits visiting academic couple. Tel.: Oxford 558790.

Exceptionally pretty listed Elizabethan stone cottage (discretely modernised) in area of outstanding natural beauty. Open fire, beams, etc. Garden, garage, wonderful views, peace and quiet. Reasonable rent to careful considerate tenant. 20 minutes Oxford, 30 minutes Cheltenham. Ready now. Tel.: 01993 822152.

Attractive cottage and garden in South Oxford, 10 minutes walk from city centre. Fully furnished and well maintained; 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms; suitable for professional couple. Available for short lets during the year, or for the summer. £800 p.m.. Tel.: Oxford 727671.

Central North Oxford, attractive family accommodation available soon, for 6 months plus; Victorian house, well equipped; gas c.h., 28- ft sitting-room, 3 double bedrooms, bathroom, kitchen/diner; excellent schools available; city centre 10 minutes' walk, plus Thames water meadows. £950 p.c.m. exc. bills. Tel.: Oxford 559911.

Annexe to country house (completely self-contained and private) on the outskirts of Banbury, about half a mile from M40 exit. Lounge, bedroom, kitchen, bathroom, garden, car-parking. Economy 7 heating. Suit single professional, preferably non-smoker. £295 p.m., inc. Council Tax. Tel.: 01295 730311, after 6.30 pm.

Recently renovated family house in Manor Road. Two reception rooms, study, 4 bedrooms, kitchen, bathroom, cloakroom; rear garden, off street parking for two cars. Five minutesū walk from Bodleian Library. Available Feb. 1998. £1,100 p.c.m. Tel.: Oxford (2)76356.

Three-bedroom Edwardian terrace house; furnished, garden, fireplace; in quiet street near shops. Available end Mar./Apr. Tel.: Oxford (2)71074.

Family House to rent for 1 year, on edge of village green, Wolvercote. Cosy sitting-room with stone hearth, new conservatory with quarry tiled floor, 4 bedrooms, new bathroom with separate shower cubicle, newly built integral garage, front and rear gardens. Available fully furnished in Jan. 1998. £895 p.c.m. Tel.: Oxford 302305,

Town House in Jericho: spacious family house, fully furnished, has just been redecorated and recarpeted. Four bedrooms, sitting-room and adjoining dining-room, basement kitchen, family bathroom and separate shower room. Available from Jan. 1998. £350 p.c.m. Tel.: Oxford 302313, e-mail:

Headington; close to hospitals, schools, shops, bus stop. Three-bedroom semi-detached bungalow; fully furnished; double bedroom with ensuite facilities; 2 single bedrooms, of which 1 can be a study; family bathroom; fitted kitchen with disposal unit, fridge/freezer, washing machine, and microwave oven; conservatory; small garden; attached garage; security system; gas c.h.; telephone. No sharers. Available immediately. £650 p.c.m., exc. bills. Tel./fax: 01993 881667.

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Flats to Let

Corner St Margaret's and Woodstock Roads: 2-bedroom flat; large living-room, kitchen with wash/drying machine, bathroom with shower. Available 20 Mar.--24 Aug. 1998. £550 p.c.m., inc. electricity. Tel.: Oxford (2)74872, e-mail:

Summer 1998: peaceful and comfortable fully furnished flat, Oxford, close to station and countryside. Double bedroom, bathroom, kitchen, living-room/study; undercover parking, possible use of cycle. Suit visiting academic(s). Available 1 Jul.–30 Sep. £500 p.c.m. Tel.: Oxford 246239, e-mail:

Osberton Road, Summertown: flat on second (top) floor of purpose-built block. Living-room and 2 double bedrooms. Fully furnished; equipped with kitchen utensils, crockery, etc; washer/drier, fridge/freezer, shower, gas c.h., garage, and garden access. Non-smoker. Available mid Feb. £650 p.c.m. for a 1- year lease; £700 p.c.m. for a 6-month lease. Tel.: Oxford 727650, e-mail:

Pied-à-terre available Jan. 1998, fully furnished and equipped for the working week (Mon.–Fri.). Double bedroom with en suite shower room, kitchenette with microwave, and small living-room with colour T.V. and telephone. Situated just north of Kidlington, approximately 15 minutesū drive from central Oxford. Easy access to M40 and A34; off-street parking. Suitable for single professional/academic, non-smoker. £425 p.c.m. inc. utilities and Council Tax. Tel.: Oxford 311011, e-mail:

Luxury Apartments to rent in new development close to Oxford city centre and university colleges, yet next to beautiful open fields of Port Meadow. Each has 2 double bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, quality kitchen with washer/drier and fridge/freezer, spacious sitting-room, and one allocated parking space. Available unfurnished with fitted carpets, from Mar. 1998. £950 p.c.m. Tel.: Oxford 302312, e-mail:

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).

Boar's Hill: elegant, spacious, 2-bedroom flat; part-furnished. L-shaped sitting-room, dining-room, en suite bathroom, and shower room. Suit professional couple, no dogs. £795 p.c.m., long let preferred. Tel.: Oxford 736503.

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 Tac. Tel.: 0410 109349, e-mail:

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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.

Require 2 students to share room with two bunk beds, self-catering, with Continental breakfast, £40 p.w. each. No other bills except personal washing. North Oxford, 9 Blandford Avenue. Civilised behaviour required. Tel.: Oxford 511657.

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. and fax: Oxford 557879.

Self-contained bedsitter/flatlet, large and light, in family house in East Oxford; 1 mile from city centre. Suit professional person (or possibly couple). Available now. £100 p.w. Tel.: Fran, Oxford 722920.

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Accommodation Sought

Wanted to rent, 3--4 months from 6 Jan., by Danish translator and wife: furnished cottage/house, 3 bedrooms, bathroom, kitchen with appliances, utility room, etc., within 15--20 mile radius of Oxford. £500--£600 p.c.m. Tel.: Oxford 316936 or 01256 892010.

Mature Oxford graduate, professional, responsible, non-smoking, seeks quiet flat or reasonably independent house-sharing situation; preferably in North Oxford, but other areas considered. David Mowat, 7 Mount Street, Oxford OX2 6DH. Tel.: Oxford 310216, fax: 559298.

d'Overbroeck's College invites enquiries at any time of year from families in North Oxford who may consider offering accommodation to our A-level students. We offer excellent rates and are sensitive to individual needs. Telephone Christine Cox or Sylvia Hurst for further information. Tel.: Oxford 310000.

Visiting academic couple seeks furnished accommodation for 6 months, beginning Mar. 1998. Quiet 2-bedroom flat/house in North Oxford preferred, but other locations considered. Tel.: 0181 944 1152, e-mail:

American family (professor, spouse, 4 well-behaved children ages 3–12) 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:

Visiting Canadian academic seeks self-contained single accommodation (eg. study/bedroom with en suite shower) for approximately 3 weeks at the beginning of May.

Tel.: Oxford (2)76019, e-mail:

Middle aged academic with research fellowship at St Catherineūs College seeks accommodation in Oxford for Trinity Term. Single accommodation or `house sittingū arrangement considered. Contact: Dr Chris Mackay, 27 Coleraine Road, Ballymoney, BT53 6BP, tel.: 012656 66039, e-mail:

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Accommodation Offered to Rent or Exchange

Summertown: 2-bedroom Edwardian terrace house, fully furnished and equipped, to let Jan.–Mar. (dates negotiable). Newly renovated and modernised to high standard; 1 double bedroom, 2 large single bedrooms, double reception/dining- room, large kitchen/dining-room, 2 bathrooms; garden; gas c.h.; in quiet street near Woodstock Road and shops. Ideal family home for Hilary Term sabbatical. Owners will be in Jerusalem and will entertain swap arrangement. Tel.: 00 972 2566 2102.

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Holiday Lets

Gaunt Hill Cottage and Fisherman's Loft offer charming accommodation; each sleeps 4, on the edge of the pretty village of Standlake, equidistant from Oxford and the Cotswolds. Situated in 4 acres of idyllic gardens by the river Windrush with resident kingfishers, swans, ducks, and moor hens. Private trout and coarse fishing also available. Tel.: Oxford 300227 or 01235 847494, fax: 01235 848204.

Keravel in the heart of Brittany. Cottages round the cobbled courtyard of a 15th-c. manoir. Hills, woods, silence. One hour from numerous beaches and harbours, and near the standing stones of Carnac. Details from Penny Allen, tel.: Oxford 556507.

Italy---Umbria, Assisi National Park: 2 double bedrooms, kitchen/dining-room, big bathroom; own road; superb views; wildlife. Lake Como: village house apartment closely overlooking lake; 1 double bedroom, kitchenette, dining/sitting-room, terrace, 20 minutes Como city. £300 p.w., £550 per fortnight, £900 p.m. Tel.: Oxford 763886.

Dordogne: 13th-c. cottage; features kept, 3 bedrooms. Available Apr.–11 Jul; Sep.–end Oct. £180 to £240 p.w. Tel.: Oxford 716168.

Sicily, right on the coast at Capo Passero: little house with minimal comfort and maximum quiet. Tel.: Oxford 552876.

Czech Republic: fairytale woodland cottage, 30 minutesū 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.

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Houses for Sale

Headington; close to hospitals, shops, schools, bus stop. Three-bedroom semi-detached bungalow: 1 double bedroom with en suite facilities, 2 single bedrooms, conservatory, fully fitted kitchen, family bathroom, small garden, security system, attractive pine wood panelling in lounge, gas and electric c.h. Vacant possession, no chain. £120,000. Tel./fax: 01993 881667. No agents.

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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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Piano for sale

Old upright piano (belonged to Cambridge Nobel science prize winner!); reasonably good condition; needs tuning. £550 o.n.o. Tel.: Oxford 515301. n

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