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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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Piano Recital

The Polish pianist Janusz, International Chopin Competition prize-winner, will play works by Chopin, Rachmaninov, Brahms, and Liszt on Fri. 6 Mar., 8 p.m., in the Holywell Music Room. Tickets £8 (£6) available from the Playhouse ticket shop at Blackwell■s, tel.: Oxford 261384. He will also give a piano masterclass at Music House, St Catherine■s, on Thurs. 5 Mar., 3 p.m.; admission free.

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Tuition Offered

An Italian weekend course will be held at Oxford Brookes University, Headington, on Sat. 28 and Sun. 29 Mar. 1998. Fees: £40 for full-time students, £50 for non-students, to include 8 hours■ tuition and all teaching materials. For further information and enrolment forms, contact Jackie Brumwell, Oxford Brookes Language Services, Oxford Brookes University, Gipsy Lane Campus, Headington, Oxford OX3 0BP, tel.: Oxford 483692, e-mail: Jackie@sol.brookes.ac.uk. Closing date: 6 Mar.

Do you know someone whose English is in need of improvement? If the answer is yes, St Clare■s has the answer. We offer high quality tuition, based on 40 years■ experience of teaching English to overseas students. Students can choose from a range of courses to suit individual needs, and benefit from meeting and mixing with people from many other countries as they learn English together in a relaxed environment. Full social programme offered. Easter and summer courses available for people aged 10–12, 13–16, 16–22 and upwards. Contact us today for more details: Admissions Office, tel.: Oxford 552031, fax: 513359, e-mail: admissions@stclares.ac.uk.

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Services Offered

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.

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.

Persian rugs and runners direct from Iran, old and new. A hundred or so hand-knotted village and 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 world-wide, now.

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Houses to Let

North Oxford family house, close to schools, station, hospitals, and city centre. Fully furnished, large kitchen, sitting-room, 5 bedrooms, south-facing garden, parking, c.h. Available from Apr. 1998. Tel.: Oxford 790640.

Old Boar's Hill: country cottage to let from Oct. 1998. Delightfully situated, quiet, 3 bedrooms, fully-furnished, c.h., all amenities, large secluded garden. £650 p.c.m. Contact K. Solomon in Italy, tel.: 39 444 324729; local contact: Oxford 512323.

Furnished, central North Oxford house available from 15 Sept. 1998, for up to 1 year. Walk to colleges, train station, bus station; near Port Meadow. Recently redecorated ; desks, filing cabinets, several large closets, secluded garden, 2½ bathrooms, washing machine, dryer, telephone, linen, dishes, 2 bicycles, c.h. Suit visiting academics. £950 p.m. (2 bedrooms), £1,250 p.m. (3 bedrooms; includes bedsit with separate entrance). Contact A. Gaston in Canada, tel.: 613 745 1368, fax: 745 0299; local contact: J. Mackrell, tel.: Oxford 775567 (eve.).

Headington: 4-bedroom family house. Large kitchen, dining-room, sitting-room, garage, front and rear garden; gas c.h. Convenient for schools and hospitals. Available for 12 months from 1 Sept. 1998. £950 p.c.m. Tel.: Oxford (2)76202 or 761316, e-mail: alan.bowman@christ-church.ox.ac.uk.

Recently renovated family house in Manor Road, within 5 minutes■ of city centre. Unfurnished, but with curtains, carpets, and white goods. Two reception rooms, study, 4 bedrooms, kitchen, bathroom, cloakroom; rear garden and off-street parking for 2 cars. Available Feb. 1998. £1,100 p.c.m. Tel.: Oxford (2)76356.

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. 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. Available immediately. Dr Reynell. £845 p.c.m. Tel.: Oxford 513933.

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.

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 Sept. Minimum 4 weeks. £450 p.w.

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.

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Flats to Let

Central North Oxford—spacious 1- bedroom flat; suit visiting academic or postdoc couple. Available now. £650 p.c.m. Tel.: 0171 794 8965.

Lovely first-floor flat in wing of 18th- c. country house, 7 miles north of Oxford. Large, light living-room, attractive kitchen, double bedroom, bathroom en suite (with shower). All elegantly furnished; outlook over historic parkland; use of maintained gardens; walks. Daffodils galore! £595 p.c.m. Tel.: 0171 370 1465, fax: 370 0669.

Fully-furnished newly-decorated penthouse flat, situated within the city but on the edge of the country, in Binsey Lane. Double bedroom, living- room, well-equipped kitchen, balcony; colour TV; security door access; underground parking. Available now. £650 p.c.m. Tel.: Oxford 247486 (after 5 p.m.).

Quiet Banbury Road location, ½ mile city centre. Flat available Apr., long let only. Modern decor and furnishings, 1 double bedroom, living-room, kitchen, bathroom, c.h., all facilities, private parking. Non-smoker. £575 p.m., plus Council Tax. Tel.: Oxford 511628.

Kidlington Garden City: 1-bedroom self- contained flat; fully-furnished, and exceptional value at £325 p.c.m. inc. bills. Close to amenities and situated on central bus route. Also off-street parking. Suit non-smoker, unfortunately no children or pets. Tel.: Oxford 376576.

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

North Oxford , within ring road: self- contained luxury open-plan accommodation available from end Mar. Very quiet with lovely views and patio. Near convenient bus route. Suit visiting academic, single or couple. Regret no children, smokers, or pets. £625 p.c.m. for single, £675 for double. Tel.: Oxford 515085.

Superb new hotel, 1½ miles from city centre. 16 en suite bedrooms; telephone, TV with Sky, fridge, kitchenette, mini-bar. Parking. Tourist Board—highly commended; RAC—highly acclaimed; AA—4 Qs. Single £59.50, double/twin £69.50, per room per night. Discounts for long-stay guests. Marlborough House Hotel, 321 Woodstock Road, Oxford OX2 7NY, tel.: Oxford 311321, fax: 515329, e-mail: enquiries@marlbhouse.win-uk.net, website: http://www.oxlink.co.uk/oxford/hotels/marlborough.html.

Room in thatched cottage, in small village 6 miles north of Oxford. Suit mature or postgraduate student or professional. Own transport advisable, but cycling to Oxford is possible. Use of lounge, kitchen, bathroom, and gardens. Available Mar. £200 p.m., plus bills. Tel.: Oxford 351554 (eve.).

St Clement's, 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.

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

Canadian couple seeks furnished 1/2- bedroom Oxford house or flat, within easy reach of John Radcliffe Hospital, Mar./Apr.–Aug./Sept. 1998. Non- smokers, no children, can look after pets or garden. Local references available. E-mail to Dr Rupert Kaul, c/o sarah.rowland-jones@ndm.ox.ac.uk, or tel.: Oxford 222316.

Considering letting? It might just be worthwhile telephoning us for an informal appraisal of your property. We have applicants waiting to rent in and around Oxford, from studio to large family house. Contact FPD Savills, Residential Lettings and Management, tel.: Oxford 726000.

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.

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.

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.

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 or 558083.

Retired American university professor and wife seek reasonably modern, fully-furnished 2- bedroom flat/small house in or near Oxford for 9–12 months, beginning no earlier than 15 July 1998, and ending no later than 1 Sept. 1999. Monthly rental no more than £800. H. Goldhor, 39 Maple Court, Champaign IL 61821, USA. Fax: 217 244 3302, e-mail: goldhor@alexia.lis.uiuc.edu.

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

Faculty couple seeks to rent 1/2-bedroom apartment, 15 July–31 Aug. 1998. Prefer central or North Oxford (Jericho especially). House exchange in Andover, Massachusetts (5 bedrooms, spacious grounds, on Phillips Academy campus 20 miles north of Boston) possible. Contact Neil H. Cullen, 74 Bartlet Street, Andover, Massachusetts 01810, USA, fax: 001 978 749 4110, e-mail: ncullen@andover.edu.

Visiting academic and family (3 children aged 6–10) seek furnished 3/4-bedroom house; North Oxford or close to John Radcliffe Hospital preferred. Beginning mid Aug. 1998 for approximately 1 year. Would consider exchange for 4-bedroom house in central Auckland, NZ. Tel./fax: 0064 9 6306723, e-mail: a.fraser@auckland.ac.nz.

American professional family spending Michaelmas Term 1998 in Oxford requires house, at least 4 bedrooms, fairly central position, from Sept. 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. n

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Holiday Lets

Catalonia: well-appointed 3-bedroom house in unspoilt village of Regencos, 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.

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).

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