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Oxford University Newcomers' Club

The Oxford University Newcomers' Club offers a warm welcome to the spouses of visiting academics. Call in at the Club Room at 13 Norham Gardens on Wednesday mornings (10.30 a.m.--12 noon) to find out about this term's programme of events.

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Oxford Chamber Music Society

The Brodsky String Quartet and Karine Georgian (cello) will perform the following at 2.45 p.m. on Sun., 5 Oct. in the Holywell Music Room: Shostakovitch, Quartet no. 4 in D, op. 83; Debussy, Quartet in G minor, op. 10; Schubert, Quintet in C., D.956. Tickets: £8.50 in advance from Blackwell's Music Shop (tel. 261384), or £9.50 at the door; students and juniors £4.50.

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Charity Recital

Recital featuring Canadian mezzo-sop. Susan Platts, Fri. 26 Sept., 8 p.m., in the University Church, High Street; works by Handel, Mozart, Mahler. All proceeds to Silver Star Unit, John Radcliffe Hospital.

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Bodleian Shop

The Bodleian Shop at the entrance to the Old Library: see our new book-shaped cards, and pop-out cards for different occasions, as well as unusual Oxford-related gifts, including many exclusive to the Bodleian, at prices from 75 pence to £200. Entrance in Old Schools Quadrangle. Open 9 a.m.--6 p.m. weekdays, 9 a.m.--12.30 p.m. Sats.

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United Oxford and Cambridge University Club

The London club for all University members. Special rates for those with college or University appointments or University residence. Modernised and reasonable bedroom accommodation. Excellent library facilities. Restaurant and squash courts. Full service at weekends. Reciprocal arrangements with over 125 clubs world-wide. Further details from Derek Conran, Hertford College, or Membership Secretary, 71 Pall Mall, London SW1Y 5HD. Tel.: 0171-930 5151, fax: 0171-930 9490.

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Tuition Offered

Piano tuition: experienced teacher of adults and children. All grades. Beginners welcome. Miss P. Read, BA (Hons.), LRAM. Jericho. Tel.: Oxford 510904.

Classical/blues/folk guitar, ARCM; clarinet, LRAM. Highly qualified tutor. Tel.: Oxford 460240.

English for medicine: specialist courses throughout the year for people working or studying in the field of medicine. Designed to increase confidence in work situations. Conversation, grammar, writing, etc.; 30 lessons p.w. The Oxford Academy, 18 Bardwell Road (off the Banbury Road), Oxford. Tel.: Oxford 512174.

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Services Offered

Frederick and Sudabeh Hine sell handknotted Persian, Turkish, Afghan, and Old Chinese rugs, runners, and carpets. We also buy and exchange oriental pieces of all descriptions and can arrange expert conservation repairs and specialist cleaning. Visit our gallery/warehouse in business hours 10 a.m.--6 p.m. Mon.--Sat. Ring first to be sure we have no other commitment or just take a chance. Out-of-hours appointments possible. Old Squash Court, 16 Linton Road, Oxford. Tel./fax: Oxford 559396.

For all curtains, blinds, bedspreads, valances, and other soft furnishings in your own fabric, telephone Leda Zanotti. Tel.: 0370 277768.

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.

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Domestic Services

Blue House, a small, intimate nursery for children aged 2½--5 years. Open Mon.--Fri., 8.30 a.m.--5.30 p.m., full or half-days. NNEB staff. All pre-school activities. Our aims are to encourage independence, self-confidence, and social skills. Safe secluded garden also conveniently situated close to South Parks. Vacancies. For further information, telephone Kimberley. Tel.: Oxford 247877.

Nanny available (lives in west Oxford): seeks full-time post in central Oxford area. Non-driver, non-smoker. Preference for 0--1 years old and pre-school age. Ten years' experience, excellent references. Tel.: Oxford 794683 after 6 p.m. or at weekend.

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.

Multilingual Montessori nursery school: Chameleons is a multilingual Montessori nursery school for children agd 2--5, in Sutton Courtenay, near Abingdon. It provides a warm and welcoming atmosphere in which children can enjoy discovering more about themselves and the world about them. Activities include music, yoga, and cooking, as well as introducing computing, reading, writing, and numbers. Learning or upkeep of European languages is also offered. Tel.: 01235 848138/0976 306726; or 01235 847543 (evenings).

Family problems? Family mediation may offer a way forward. We are Oxford's longest-established firm of solicitor-mediators. For further information or a confidential discussion contact Monica Payne or Linda Glees of Faulkners Solicitors. Tel.: Oxford 724977.

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Situations Vacant

Historic Towns Atlas: the committee of the Historic Towns Atlasproposes to appoint an editorial assistant for a period not exceeding six months to compile the text of an Atlasvolume on Winchester, very largely from material already published in Winchester Studies. The successful candidate will be expected to work in Oxford, where office space will be provided. The salary will be negotiable up to a max. of £10,000 for 6 months. Closing date for applications 22 Oct. Further particulars from Fellows' Secretary, Worcester College, Oxford OX1 2HB. Tel.: Oxford (2)78352.

Required for Sept., a well-qualified tutor of Thai to prepare a student for the International Baccalaureate. Applicants should be native speakers who are able to teach literature to students in their mother tongue. 1½ hours p.w. for two years. Send c.v. and covering letter as soon as possible to Mrs C. Gospel, Head of Languages, St Clare's, Oxford, 139 Banbury Road, Oxford OX2 7AL. Tel.: Oxford 552031.

Part-time Library Assistant, Balfour Library, Pitt Rivers Museum. Clerical and Library Grade C2: £9,117--£10,881 (pro rata). The post- holder would be expected to work term-time only (weeks 1--8) in the weekday afternoons (1--5 p.m.). The Balfour Library is a busy anthropology and archaeology library with a wide readership inc. undergraduates and postgraduates doing anthropology degree courses or options, members of the Museum staff, and external researchers. The work is varied and includes serving at the library desk, circulation duties, administration of the photocopier, shelving, and basic reader enquiries. The post would suit a person interested in working in a museum environment. Previous library experience is not essential as training will be given. Applications (no forms), inc. a full c.v. and the names and addresses of 2 referees, should be sent to the Administrator, Pitt Rivers Museum, South Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3PP, inc. a daytime telephone number. Closing date for applications: 29 Sept.; interviews: 2 Oct. The Librarian would be happy to answer any enquiries about the post. Tel.: Oxford (2)70939.

Medical Secretary required for busy central Oxford general practice. 25 hours p.w. + 1 Sat. morning in 7 on Reception. Salary on Whitley Council scale, according to experience. Ability to use Word for Windows an advantage but training can be given. Flexibility is essential. Apply in writing, enc. c.v., to Mrs M. Redknap, Practice Manager, Dr Robin Foster & Partners, 27 Beaumont Street, Oxford OX1 2NR. Tel. for further information: Oxford 311500.

Co-director, the Whitefield Institute, Oxford: to initiate evangelical research, running theology and philosophy projects and supervising research students. Primary research one-third of time. Needs doctorate in theology, teaching/writing experience, agreement with our evangelical basis as part of UCCF. Send brief c.v. by 10 Oct. for details to: Mike Sims, UCCF, 38 De Montfort Street, Leicester LE1 7GP.

Volunteer legacy administrator required, central Oxford: the YWCA of Great Britain seeks a retired solicitor, or person with legal background, to provide regular support with legacy administration. For further details write to Claire Newton. YWCA Headquarters, Clarendon House, 52 Cornmarket Street, Oxford OX1 3EJ.

The Department of Political Science, Colgate University, announces a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level in European politics with a preferred focus on the politics and economics of the European Union. Ideally, candidates should combine training in comparative politics and international relations. Additional teaching and/or research interests in immigration, environmental issues, and/or gender studies are also desirable but not essential. The successful applicant will also be able to participate in Colgate's interdisciplinary general education program. Colgate University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and minority candidates are encouraged to apply. Closing date for applications 1 Nov. Send résumés and letters of recommendation to Michael Hayes, Chair, Department of Political Science. Colgate University, 13 Oak Drive, Hamilton, NY 13346, United States.

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Houses to Let

Marcham, near Abingdon: 3-bedroom house, third bedroom as study; lounge/diner with patio doors to small enclosed rear garden; newly fitted kitchen; bathroom with shower; gas c.h.; garage. Regular bus service. Nearby shops and good primary school. £450 p.c.m. exc. bills. Tel.: Oxford 721422.

Unfurnished cottage, near Chipping Norton; 2 bedrooms, bathroom, sitting-room, kitchen; quiet position in beautiful countryside; no garden. £132 p.w. Tel.: 01608 684333.

Hayfield Road---canal side---midway Jericho/Summertown; furnished terrace house, 2 bedrooms plus study; suit family with older child (unfenced garden backing onto canal). No smokers/no pets. Available to July/Aug. 1998. £760 p.c.m., deposit required plus references. R. Sawyer, 5A Langstone Avenue, Havant, Hampshire PO9 1RU. Tel.: 01705 470520, after 5 p.m. (or leave message).

Headington, Ramsay Road: 4-bedroom furnished family house (detached), equipped with gas c.h., washing-machine, dish-washer and drier; enclosed agreeable garden and off-street parking. House well positioned for shops, bus routes and access to both the JR and Nuffield hospitals. Tel./fax: Oxford 774307 before 29 Sept. (leave message).

Old Headington: award-winning converted chapel in quiet and secluded position among beech trees. Pale oak and natural stone. Fully furnished. Living-room two storeys high, double bedroom, kitchen, bathroom, larder, garden and car-parking space; gas c.h. £800 p.c.m. plus services. Tel.: Oxford 768775.

Available mid-Jan.--mid-Apr. 1998: 3-bedroom cottage in beautiful rural location 12 miles north of Oxford; ideal for academic/writer seeking tranquillity but easy access to town. Trains to London (1¼ hours) from station 10 minutes away. £500 p.m. Mark Penfold. Tel.: 01993 813003, e-mail: penfold@dapplecot.demon.co.uk.

Very peaceful, rural but accessible (Oxford 20 minutes) pretty 2- bedroom old Cotswold stone cottage---also 1-bed flat. D.g., c.h., etc. Garden, garage, tennis. Wonderful views and walks. Six months min. Available soon. Unfurnished/part furnished. £600 and £450. Tel.: O1993 822152.

Sydney, Australia: house available from Jan.; 4 bedrooms plus family room and study, swimming pool, in leafy suburb, easy drive to universities. Photos available on request; can be viewed on the Internet. Diana Harrington. Tel.: 0171-794 1739.

Smart 4-bedroom house, 1 with en-suite, fully furnished; located in North Hinksey village, with all modern conveniences inc. dish-washer, TV, and video; fully fitted kitchen, large sitting room, separate dining room. Country views. Available short let. Autumn term: £1,300 p.m. Tel.: Oxford 791263.

New Osney: quiet 2-bedroom terrace house, situated near meadows and river; large kitchen with washing-machine, gas cooker, fridge, and freezer; dining-room, lounge, and sitting-room/study; 40-foot garden and patio; gas c.h. Fifteen minutes' walk from town centre. Available Oct. £700 p.c.m. exc. bills and council tax. Tel.:0115-925 5483.

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.

Charming period cottage: 7 miles south of Oxford, near Marcham (Abingdon), detached brick and stone cottage in quiet rural location; fully furnished; double bedroom, sitting-room, kitchenette, large shower room. To let from start of Michaelmas Term, £125 p.w. Tel.: 0171-402 4912.

Ducklington village: self-contained Cotswold stone converted barn to let; fully modernised and furnished; double bedroom, large living-room/dining-room with bed-settee, kitchen, bathroom; use of garden and paddock leading down to river Windrush; 2 miles from Witney and 14 miles from Oxford (20 minutes by car). Available 1 Nov. Tel.: 01993 702897.

North Parade, Oxford, available 1 Dec.: recently converted Victorian Ice House, providing duplex accommodation; fully equipped and furnished to the highest standards; lounge/dining-room, gallery bedroom, bathroom, kitchen, plus shared use of courtyard. £800 p.c.m. Tel.: Oxford 863219.

Warm, spacious, family house, 2½ miles city centre/colleges, on bus route, 10 minutes' walk to local supermarket, available late Dec. 1997 or Jan.--Feb./Mar. 1998 (dates flexible). Only £700 p.c.m. for tenants willing to cherish resident cat. Tel.: Oxford 863651, e-mail: r.hursthouse@open.ox.ac.uk.

Short-term/holiday lets: comfortable, well-equipped cottages in Witney town centre, 12 miles west of Oxford; excellent bus service into Oxford; sleep 2/6; non-smokers only. Tel.: 01993 703035, fax: 01993 771014.

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Flats to Let

Beautiful flat to rent in neo-Palladian country house 8 miles north of Oxford. One double bedroom, kitchen, bathroom, and big dining- room. Comfortable heating and open fire, views across parkland and countryside. Furnished or unfurnished by arrangement. Early availability. Tel./fax: Oxford (2)76054.

Large, 1-bedroom flat (first floor): fully-equipped kitchen, small study, bathroom, c.h., parking, communal gardens, in quiet surroundings near Summertown. Would suit single person or couple. Available mid-Oct. £595 p.c.m. Tel.: Oxford 514340.

Southfield Park: 2-bedroom ground-floor furnished flat available to rent. Contact Miss S. Whitefield, Ferguson Bricknell & Co. Tel.: Oxford 241814.

North Oxford , near Cutteslowe Park. Convenient buses. Modern 2- bedroom ground-floor flat, fully furnished and equipped, available a.y. 1997--8. Garden outlook. Garage. Non-smokers only please. £600 p.c.m. (reduction for single tenant) plus council tax and utilities. Tel.: Oxford 554256, fax: 513723.

Central North Oxford, just off Banbury Road within easy walking distance of city, schools, and Science Area: newly decorated, quiet, attractive, and well-furnished flat available end Sept. Two bedrooms; large living room with balcony facing south over communal gardens. Immaculate new bathroom and kitchen; c.h.; washing-machine; private parking. £750 p.c.m. Tel.: Oxford (2)70929 (day), or 552069 (evenings).

Horton-cum-Studley: picturesque village location approx. 7 miles north-east of Oxford, easy access to A40 and M40; 2-double-bedroom apartment occupying the first floor of an attractive Victorian property, with views over Otmoor; well presented, in good order throughout; large well-proportioned rooms inc. living-room and kitchen/breakfast room, with space for adding to existing furniture. £575 p.c.m. inc. oil-fired c.h. Available early Oct. Tel.: Oxford 200012, e-mail: stclements@finders.co.uk.

St Clement's, available now: attractive self-contained studio flat with washing-machine, microwave, telephone, and fax. £475 p.c.m. inc. council tax, gas, and electricity. Also single room with own shower and basin, use of kitchen, £220 p.c.m. Tel.: Oxford 721052.

Delightful first-floor one (double) bedroom mews flat 7 minutes' walk from Carfax. Unexpectedly available to let from 1 Oct. for 1 year. South-facing terrace recently built and furnished. Off-street parking for small car. £500 p.c.m. plus bills and community charge. Suit visiting lecturer or senior research student. Tel.: Oxford 241845.

Basement flat in central North Oxford; large bed-sitting room, kitchen, shower-room; c.h. Suit non-smoking couple. Tel.: Oxford 790640.

Luxury top-floor flat available for Michaelmas Term. Living-room, kitchen, double bedroom, bathroom, locked underground garage. Off- peak electric heating. Fine views. Minutes from Carfax. £850 p.m. (inc. council tax). Tel.: 01295 258858 (after 5 p.m.).

Headington Quarry: well-equipped flat in peaceful position near bus route; double bedroom, living-room with kitchenette, bathroom, private parking. Non-smokers only; no pets. Long let preferred, min. 6 months, renewable. £475 p.c.m., plus bills. Tel.: Oxford 741197.

Off Woodstock Road: quiet, sunny flat, suit couple or single person; double bedroom, living-room with TV and video, well- equipped kitchen, bathroom, gas c.h. Available mid-Nov. for 6 months. £530 p.c.m. Tel.: Oxford 511576.

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Accommodation Offered

Gordon Hudson & Co., 24 Friars Entry. Central North Oxford, £675 p.c.m.: fully furnished and equipped Victorian cottage; double bedroom plus study/occasional bedroom; available 3 Oct. for 1 year; highly recommended. Summertown, £695 p.c.m.: furnished 2-bedroom purpose-built flat; pleasant southerly aspect; available end Oct. for one year. Tel.: Oxford 244089.

House-share: professional person to share centrally heated furnished house with one other. Near station; shared facilities; small garden. Single room plus office. £250 p.c.m. plus shared bills. Available early Oct. Tel.: Oxford 244692.

North Oxford , 2 miles from city, on bus route: large, light ground-floor room with own microwave and refrigerator, in quiet private house. Shared bathroom facilities and use of garden. £275 p.c.m. Must be non-smoker. References required. Tel.: Oxford 311954.

Bed-and-breakfast available in the 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 facilies. Refrigerators available. Very moderate terms. Tel. and fax: Oxford 557879.

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Accommodation Sought

Family returning to Oxford seek 3--4-bedroom house to rent from Oct./Nov. Min. 6 months. Fax: 0081 3 3407 3879; for more information, tel.: Oxford 790640.

Wolfson graduate requires quiet place to lodge for 2 nights p.w. (not weekends) from early Oct., preferably in North Oxford. Non- smoker. No meals required. Sandra. Tel.: 01926 853870.

University lecturer (female, non-smoking) seeks room/studio for 4--6 weeks in Oct.--Nov., preferably in central/North Oxford. Tel.: 0171-624 4720.

Going abroad? Or just thinking of letting your property? QB Management are 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, or fax: 764777.

Academic and family visiting Oxford from mid-April to mid-June, 1998, require rental accommodation for four people. Preference for North Oxford or nearby country village. Please contact Dr Michael T. McManus. Fax: 0064-6-350-5694, e-mail: M.T.McManus@Massey.ac.nz.

Medical couple on sabbatical from Australia, with two children aged 9 and 13, seek furnished accommodation within convenient distance of John Radcliffe Hospital for 6 months from Feb. 1998. Can provide Oxford references. Contact Dr Bart Currie, e- mail: bart@menzies.su.edu.au, or tel. Professor John Mathews: Oxford 557306.

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Accommodation Exchange

Edmonton (Canada)--Oxford house exchange: attractive family house, conveniently located to the University of Alberta and driving distance to the Rocky Mountain Parks, offered in exchange for similar or lesser accommodation in Oxford area, Apr.--Sept. 1998; 4 bedrooms, all appliances, modern kitchen; superb south-facing yard with large tree-house. Non-smokers. Car exchange possible. Fax: 1 403 492 9828, e-mail: jel-1@bones.biochem.ualberta.ca.

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Accommodation Offered to Rent or Exchange

Five-bedroom house in Polstead Road, North Oxford, available for rent or for house-swap in Stanford, California, for the period Mar.--Aug. 1998. Professor Colin Mayer. Tel.: Oxford 559639, fax: 510850, e-mail: colin.mayer@obs.ox.ac.uk.

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Holiday Lets

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.

Yorkshire Dales cottage for Christmas and New Year. Detached farmhouse. Splendid views over Swaledale. Sleeps 6. 20 Dec.--3 Jan. Tel.: Oxford 516700.

Oct.--Apr.: delightful, spacious house with garden on Greek island of Hydra, 40 minutes from Athens; 3 bedrooms, reception, bathroom; electricity. £400 p.m. Diana Holland-Martin, Sunnybank, Overbury, Tewkesbury GL20 7PB. Tel.: 01386 725370 (before 8.30 a.m. and most evenings).

Greek islands: apartments available on the beautiful island of Skopelos, a short walk from the beach, from £98 p.p. p.w. Also late availabilities for traditional villas and cottages. Tel./fax for brochure: 00 30 424 23057 (24 hours). n

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House for Sale

Witney—Newland Mill area. One careful owner since new (Sept. 1981). Four floors; 4 bedrooms; 2 bathrooms plus w.c.; living room 12 by 21 feet plus similar semi-basement room; fitted kitchen; garage; conservatory 12 by 8 feet; patio; summer-house; mature gardens with numerous bushes and trees, and raised pond; rear south-western aspect over fields; abundant wildlife; parking for 4/5 cars. Overall plot size 33 by 152 feet (average). Two minutes from no. 100 bus (every 10 minutes), easy walking to shops. Crime-free area. £155,000—no chain involved. Most furniture for sale by separate agreement. Chris Bradley, Proctors' Office. Tel.: Oxford (2)77223/(2)70090, or 01993 703112 (evenings).

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Flat for Sale

Iffley village: charming 2-bedroom flat in listed Georgian house; outstanding bay-fronted window to 20-foot reception room; fully modernised with many original features; shared garden. £140,000 leasehold/share of freehold. Tel.: Oxford 395101 (answer-phone) or 0181-789 9702.

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