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The Royal Shakespeare Company

The RSC 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 group■s 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.

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

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

The Director of the Centre for Socio-Legal Studies seeks a Conference Co-ordinator for 2 days p.w. to organise a prestigious seminar in Oxford 13–20 Jul. Good communication and organisational skills essential, together with first class word-processing skills (WordPerfect and/or Word), and experience in related office/clerical work. The successful candidate will be invited to begin work as soon as possible after the closing date of 2 Feb. Letters of application, together with a full c.v. giving day-time telephone number and names and addresses of 2 referees should be sent to Professor D. J. Galligan, to arrive no later than 2 Feb. Centre for Socio-Legal Studies, Wolfson College.

Elderly doctor in Oxford seeks help with housekeeping–driving, shopping, house management, perhaps some cooking, etc. Approximately half-time, but flexible, and role- rather than job- or time-orientated. Might suit widow/retired person wishing to supplement income or fill spare time. Please tel.: Oxford 768925.

Professor seeks part-time book-keeper and/or secretary for approximately half a day p.w., times flexible. North Oxford. Tel.: Oxford 515023.

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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.

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

Beautiful old stone cottage in Headington Quarry: fully furnished; 4 bedrooms, 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:, or Charlotte Runyards, tel.: Oxford 723557.

Attractive mill cottage in Wootton, Woodstock: 2 bedrooms, bathroom, well equipped kitchen, large sitting-room, garden, garage. £525 p.m. Tel.: 01993 811351.

Oxford city centre, near railway station: new unfurnished town house, available now. Two bedrooms, fully fitted kitchen, small garden, parking. Very close to all amenities. Suit professional person/couple. £950 p.c.m. Tel.: Oxford 310304 (day)/514516 (eve.).

Yarnells Hill, west Oxford. Traditional detached family house with lovely views south on the edge of Oxford. Available Feb.–May only, furnished or part-furnished. 4/5 bedrooms, 3 reception rooms, kitchen, breakfast room, 2 bathrooms, shower room. FPD Savills, tel.: Oxford 726000.

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.

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Flats to Let

Headington: comfortable fully furnished and equipped studio flat, convenient for central Oxford, and for John Radcliffe, Churchill, Brookes, etc. Self-contained, with own entrance, single bedroom, kitchenette, and shower etc. en suite. Metered gas and electricity, own c.h., and telephone with fax. Non-smoking. Suitable for mature postgraduate, professional, or academic. Shorthold tenancy. £365 p.c.m. Tel.: Oxford 768925.

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:

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).

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

Horton-cum-Studley: picturesque village location approximately 7 miles north-east of Oxford, easy access to A40 and M40. Two double bedroom apartment in period conversion, peaceful setting with views over Otmoor. Immaculate throughout, suit couple/single who appreciate/s quality and space. Living-room, farmhouse style kitchen/breakfast room, bathroom. Rent includes oil fired c.h. Available now, £550 p.c.m. Tel.: Oxford 200012, 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.

Central Oxford: pleasant study bedroom, suit female post graduate. Share bathroom. £250 p.c.m., plus deposit; bills included but regret no cooking facilities. Tel.: Oxford 556444.

Writer and Economist seek third person to share beautiful house; central Oxford. All mod. cons. Conservatory, Zen garden, grand piano, kiln, dark room facilities, dishwasher, cleaner. Suit professional person, visiting academic, or postdoc. £350 p.c.m.. Tel.: Oxford 728281.

Large, light, bedsitter flatlet, in family house, East Oxford. Use of family facilities; phone, washing machine, etc. Suit non-smoking professional. £80 p.w. Tel.: Oxford 722920.

Tenant wanted to share charming central North Oxford house, near Radcliffe Infirmary, 5 minutes■ walk from St Giles. Regency style architecture, refurbished to highest standards with conservatory, courtyard garden, bathroom, shower room, and off street parking. Property includes all mod. cons.; dishwasher, washing machine, microwave, gas c.h., and a dog (so you would need to like dogs). Reference required. Tel.: Oxford 205199.

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.

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Accommodation Sought

American family–professor, spouse, and four well-behaved children ages 3 to 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 Ethiopian Economist/research associate at Centre for the Study of African Economics seeks furnished 2-bedroom flat in Oxford for himself, wife, and 2 children, for 3 months from 1 Apr. 1998. Preferably on bus route to centre, but any area considered. Tel.: Oxford (2)71084.

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.

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.

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Accommodation Exchange

Vancouver family (University of British Columbia professor, wife, 5 year-old daughter) seeks house exchange with (non-smoking) family for approximately 3 month period between Apr. and Aug. 1999. We have a lovely, spacious, California-style 2- bedroom house; 5 minutes from UBC, 15 minutes from downtown, 20 minutes from airport, a short block to beautiful sandy beach (Spanish Banks) and recreational areas. Require house/large flat in Oxford or nearby, with good public transport. Dr T. A. Hutton, 4554 Belmont Avenue, Vancouver V6R 1C4, British Columbia, Canada. Tel.: 604 228 9592, fax 822 6164.

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Student Vacation Exchange

17 year-old schoolgirl from Berlin wishing to spend 1 year 1998–99 at an English school seeks accommodation in an English family, with exchange arrangement (exchange partner could be older, eg. student/gap year) or board and lodging. Tel.: Oxford 762215, fax: 742368.

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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.

Andalucia, Gaucin: house or part to let; magical medieval white village; panoramic views from house to Morocco; stunning landscape, wonderful butterflies and birds; walking, fishing, and windsurfing; visit Ronda, Granada, Cordoba, Seville, Cadiz, Jerez, and Morocco. For brochure and photos: Dr Campbell. Tel./fax: Oxford 513935, e-mail:

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.

Czech Republic: fairytale woodland cottage 30 minutes■ 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.

Tuscany: small traditional farmhouse in olive groves overlooking unspoilt valley and Siena (20 minutes). Sleeps 5; simply but comfortably equipped; cleaning and linen included; small pool; idyllic surroundings. Car essential. Tel.: 0171 607 0117, e-mail:

French Farmhouse in Aveyron, available from now until end May, also Jul., and from Sep. Four rooms plus bathroom and well equipped kitchen. Set in own grounds in small village. From £500 p.c.m., plus 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.

Cumbria: lovely fellside cottage near Roman Wall. Sleeps 4; open fire, quiet, simple. Not Easter, Aug./Sep. Tel. 0171 254 0215.

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 4. Available year round. Tel.: Oxford 510542.

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.

Paris 30 minutes. One room for bed and breakfast, in small house with garden, Villemomble. Any periods spring and summer. Dominique Paty, tel.: 00 331 48 94 25 42.

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House for Sale

Divinity Road: semi-detached, stone-mullioned, 4- bedroom house, c. 1905, near top of road. 2 reception rooms, kitchen, utility room, downstairs w.c., wine cellar, gas c.h., large roof space suitable for conversion. South-east facing garden. £175,000, no chain. Tel.: Oxford 242176, fax: 200950.

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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

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For Sale

Portable carpeted stage/platform/podium; 8 separate sections together make a stage of up to 22ft x 8ft x 10½ in. high (or 12 x 12 or lesser combinations). Very sturdily built, quite smart. Offers invited. Enquiries to Templeton College, tel.: Oxford 422500.

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

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