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Oxford University Newcomers' Club

Oxford University Newcomers' Club. The club exists to welcome to Oxford the partners and families of academic visitors and graduate students. Come along to the Club rooms at 13 Norham Gardens, and sample our programme of events and outings; we are open each Wednesday morning, 10.30–12 noon, from the week before term starts to the week after term, also throughout the summer vacation.

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Lost Property

Did you collect slides from Colorbox-Technique that do not belong to you? My box of 6 slides (Scotland, Kenya, the Thames, and an island) was taken from the counter in Colorbox. If you collected them accidentally please return them. I borrowed them from a friend and must find them. Megan Gawith, Tel.: Oxford 281185.

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Services Offered

Bespoke furniture by Jason Mansell MA (RCA). Contemporary and traditional furniture made to order. For a consultation to discuss ideas, please tel.: 0976 707367.

Persian carpets: all sizes, old and new, from Iran, Turkey, Afghanistan, and China. This is the very best time of year to obtain the lowest prices. Reductions on everything ahead of new autumn consignments. Browsing encouraged. Goods on approval. Also first-class repairs and cleaning. Usual business hours 10 a.m.–6 p.m., Mon.–Sat. Ring first before travelling any distance or just drop in if passing. Old Squash Court, 16 Linton Road, North Oxford. Tel.: Oxford 559396.

Long established Oxford builder (25 years). Property maintenance, renovation, extensions. Every aspect of the building trade covered. Free estimates. Academic references available. Richard Edwards. Tel: Oxford 343562.

Oxuniprint, Oxford University Press—the University Printers: specialising in booklet and publicity material, typesetting, printing, and finishing. Output Bureau provides high-quality output from disc 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.

Personal Computer Consultants: we offer expert advice and tuition for both hardware and software. On-site service at home or in the office. We provide upgrades for most computers or alternatively we will supply or source hardware or software to your requirements. For a quality service matched with competitive prices, contact Chris Lewis, tel.: Oxford 461333.

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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.

Blue House, a small intimate nursery for children 2–5 years, established 10 years. Open Mon.–Fri., 8.30 a.m.–5.30 p.m., full or half days. NNEB staff. All pre-school activities inc. numeracy and literacy skills to prepare children for school entry. Our aims are to encourage independence, self confidence, and social skills. Call Kimberly on Oxford 247877 for further information or come and visit us.

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Situations Vacant

St Hilda's College: Computing Officer required (part-time, 15 hours p.w.) to assist the Computing Manager in the support of student, academic, and administrative computing within the college. Experience of IBM PC-compatible hardware and related peripherals is essential, together with knowledge of DOS and Windows, and associated applications (word-processors, spreadsheets, databases). Experience of Novell networks and Macintosh computers would be a distinct advantage. Suitable candidate would probably be a graduate with practical experience of PC support. Salary £6,430. Initially six-month appointment, as college revises long-term IT strategy. Applications with c.v. to Ms G. Stanley, St Hilda's College, Cowley Place, Oxford OX4 1DY, from whom further particulars are available. Application close: 14 Aug.

St Peter's College: Bursar's Secretary. Applicants should demonstrate sound secretarial and word- processing skills (Word, Excel), good organisation, sense of humour, and ability to work on own initiative. They should have a good telephone manner and be flexible enough to fit into a small friendly working environment. Salary (University C3) £11,099–£12,847, plus pension scheme, free lunches, generous holidays. Applications with full c.v. and 2 references to the Bursar, St Peter's College, Oxford OX1 2LD, by 11 Aug. 1998.

Advertiser (central North Oxford) seeks competant typing and/or word-processing from tapes, 2–3 hours per week in own time; start Sept. Please send details of experience and payment required to 44 Plantation Road, Oxford OX2 6JE.

German/American professional family require au pair from Sept. 1998. Two children aged 3 and 5. Comfortable accommodation just outside Lubeck. Family highly recommended. Tel.: Oxford 735201.

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Houses to Let

Three-bedroom detached house for rent in a quiet sought-after road in North Oxford. Walking distance to Summertown shops. Gas c.h., washing-machine, dish-washer. Lovely garden, maintenance provided. Garage. Available from Aug./Sept. for 6--12 months for £1,000 p.c.m. Tel.: 0171 611 8336 (day), or Oxford 311717 (evening); e-mail: m.hill-perkins@wellcome.ac.uk.

Central North Oxford family house, 5 bedrooms, large south-facing kitchen, sitting-room, long garden, parking for 2 cars. Ideally situated for schools, hospitals, colleges, station. Available from Aug. 1998. Tel.: Oxford 790640.

Wytham village: enjoy walking through the woods! Attractive 2-bedroom stable conversion with views of the Abbey, situated in small unique courtyard setting. Available now. £850 p.c.m. Contact Finders Keepers, 73 Banbury Road, Oxford OX2 6PE. Tel.: Oxford 311011, fax: 556993, e-mail: oxford@finders.co.uk, Web site: http://www.finders.co.uk.

Cotswold stone terrace cottage in Charlbury, Oxon. Two bedrooms, c.h., small front garden. Near shops; 35 minutes' drive to Oxford. Trains to Oxford and London. Available late Sept. for 6 months. £390 p.m. Tel.: 0608 810904 after 24 Aug.

Attractive mill house cottage in Wootton by Woodstock. Available mid-Sept. Two bedrooms, bathroom, fully- equipped kitchen, large sitting-room, garden, garage. Mrs McInnes, tel.: 01993 811351. £525 p.m.

Recently-renovated house in Marlborough Road, south Oxford, overlooking large meadow. Two bedrooms, tastefully- fitted bathroom and kitchen. Ten minutes' walk from Oxford centre. Available mid-Aug. £675 p.c.m. Dr P. Collett, tel.: Oxford 744073, e-mail: peter.collett@psy.ox.ac.uk.

Spacious, fully-furnished, 4-bedroom, modern detached house. Five miles from cemtral Oxford and very near excellent Didcot–Abingdon bus route. Available Sept. 1998 for 5 months. £650 p.c.m. Tel.: 01235 527412 or 521931.

Charming terrace cottage with wonderful meadow views within city boundaries. Three bedrooms, living-room, kitchen, bathroom, gas c.h., open fire, courtyard garden (optional garage). Wanted: 1 or 2 people (possibly couple) to share with landlady (usually absent) and delightful cat (always present). Vegetarians would be great! Available mid-Sept. for approximately 6 months. Rent + bills negotiable, depending on numbers, £650–£750 p.m. Tel.: Oxford 513465.

Charming 17th-c. house in beautiful village location, 10 minutes by bicycle from city centre. One bedroom. Ideal for a visiting academic or graduate. Available 10 Oct. 1998–10 Jan. 1999. £375 p.c.m., plus utilities. Tel.: Oxford 747735.

House to let, furnished 3/4-bedroom, Old Marston. Excellent access, bus/cycle routes to city centre, pleasant street, gardens, garage at rear. Available from July, 12 month lease preferred. £795 p.c.m. Tel.: 01527 579463.

North Oxford : 3-bedroom, detached (linked by garage) furnished house, Woodstock Road; gas c.h., carpets, curtains; lounge and dining-room; garage, gardens; no pets, non- smokers preferred. £900 p.c.m. plus bills; available from 1 Oct. for 1 year or longer. Tel.: Oxford 515547 or 01869 331575.

18th-c. house, 3 miles from city centre; 3 bedrooms; dish-washer, fridge, freezer, washer-drier; gas c.h.; secluded garden; car parking space; on bus route. Available end of Sept. to end of year or possibly longer. Regret no smokers, children, or pets. References required. £750 p.c.m.; utilities, telephone, and use of car (negotiable) extra. Tel.: Oxford 778768; after 23 July: 39 577 363302; after 15 Aug.: 33 1 4753 7558.

Charming cottage, 15 miles north-west of Oxford: beams, inglenook fire, country antiques, very private walled patio garden, gas c.h., log fire, garage; furnished and equipped to a high standard; 1 double bedroom, 1 spare bedroom/study. Suit caring careful couple. Available from Sept. Tel.: Oxford (2)84225.

Elegant brand-new Maisonette, overlooking Rewley Abbey Stream and Oxford Canal. Five minutes' walk Oxford town centre, 2 minutes Port Meadow and rail station (London 52 minutes). Upstairs: canal-facing master bedroom (17 x 11) with en suitew.c. and shower; second bedroom (12 x 10); luxury bathroom. Downstairs: living-room (17 x 13) with doors to terrace/garden facing stream and canal. New fully-equipped kitchen-dining area; cloakroom. New furniture and carpets; double glazing; c.h.; pre-wired for stereo; security and smoke alarms; parking. £1,200 p.c.m. Available Aug. for 1 year. Preferably no smoking or pets. Tel.: 01494 464080, fax: 01494 449739, e- mail: uzds0001@sable.ox.ac.uk.

New 5-bedroom town house in central Oxford. situated on river bank with attractive views and riverside walks. Quiet, yet 2 minutes' walk to rail station (London Paddington 56 minutes), 6 minutes to bus station (Heathrow 70 minutes) and 12 minutes to Bodleian, etc. Built to a high specification for easy living. Two reception rooms, dining-room conservatory, 3 bathrooms (2 en suite), downstairs w.c., modern fully-equipped kitchen, small garden, private parking. To let with blinds and carpeted. Unfurnished or possibly furnished, so rent negotiable. £1,800–£2,300 p.c.m. Available from July. Tel.: 01844 208315, fax: 01844 201511, e-mail: 100574.451@compuserve.com.

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. Visit our Web site at: http://www.qbman.co.uk and view details of all the properties that we have currently available to let. Alternatively, telephone, fax, or e-mail us with details of your requirements and we will do whatever we can without obligation. Tel.: Oxford 764533, fax: 764777, e-mail: info@qbman.co.uk.

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.

Charming characterful Edwardian terrace house; 1 single and 2 double bedrooms, huge kitchen/diner, reception room. Mature gardens. Ten minutes from city centre. Available furnished from Sept. Minimum 1 year lease. Professional couple or family only. £650 p.c.m. Tel.: Oxford 248378.

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Flats to Let

Boars Hill, near Oxford: self-contained luxury flat overlooking garden. Suit single person or couple. Fully- furnished with private telephone and use of garden and garage. Available 1 Sept. £400 p.c.m., inc. c.h., cooking, and hot water. Tel.: Oxford 735304.

Summertown: spacious flat with character for 1 or 2 person(s), in convenient quiet situation. Bedroom, sitting room (period fireplace, stripped pine floors), large sunny kitchen diner, mod. cons. (burglar alarm). Use of garden. £675 p.c.m., plus bills. References required. Available 20 Sept. Tel.: Oxford 558775.

Country house furnished flat on ground floor with own entrance, six miles south-west of Oxford. Double bedroom, sitting room, study area, bathroom, kitchen (deep- freeze, washing machine, etc.), ample parking. Use of private squash court. Available Aug. for academic year (or more). £430 p.c.m., inc. c.h. and hot water. Tel.: Oxford 390535.

North Oxford large furnished 2-bedroom flat with study, c.h., and washing machine, in pleasant residential area, within walking distance of University colleges and city centre. Available from Oct. £825 p.m. Tel.: Oxford 559408, e-mail: john.kirnig@virgin.net.

Very pleasant studio flat; 1 main room with bathroom and well-equipped kitchen. Light and recently decorated. Ideal for non-smoking single person or couple. Available for 6 months from second week Sept. £400 p.c.m.

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Summer Lets

Holiday accommodation: attractive and comfortable, 10 minutes to city centre, in quiet road, central North Oxford, near water meadows. Well equipped, sleeps 6/7. Available July, Aug. £350 p.w. Write to 123 South Avenue, Abingdon, Oxon. Tel.: Oxford 559911.

Two-bedroom house in Stanton St John. Quiet location; Oxford 4 miles. Available 21 Aug.–(approximately) 10 Sept. Tenant to look after cat and plants, therefore only £100 p.w. Tel.: Oxford 351669. n

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Accommodation Offered

One room available in fully-furnished 4-bedroom house near the University sports grounds. Available any time between 15 Aug. and 1 Oct. until 31 July 1999. £45 p.w. plus one quarter bills. Tel.: Oxford 554710, e-mail: larissa.motiuk@geog.ox.ac.uk.

Bed-and-breakfast available in the warm 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 facilities, c.h., and independent heating. Refrigerators available. Very moderate terms. Tel./fax: Oxford 557879, mobile: 0374 434489.

Sept. 1998: North Oxford, 2 miles from city on bus route. Large, light ground-floor room with own microwave and refridgerator, in quiet private house. Shared shower room, laundry, and garden. £275 p.c.m., inc. heating. Must be non- smoker. References required. Tel.: Oxford 311954.

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Accommodation Sought

Reliable and conscientious academic in OUP-based post, 32, seeks 1-bedroom/studio flat, or flat share with 1 or 2 others. Preferably fairly central. From mid-/late Aug. Tel.: Oxford 552354, e-mail: hspencer@oup.co.uk.

Visiting academic couple require small furnished flat, Sept.–Dec. 1998. Reply to Ellis.Cumberbatch@cgu.edu or to Hilary Ockendon, tel.: Oxford (2)70504.

Attention landlords: we have several executive and academic families looking for 4- or 5-bedroom houses in central North Oxford, North Oxford, and surrounding areas. If you have a large property, furnished or unfurnished, available in the near future, please contact Finders Keepers, 73 Banbury Road, Oxford OX2 6PE. Tel.: Oxford 311011, fax: 556993, e-mail: oxford@finders.co.uk, Web site: http://www.finders.co.uk.

Responsible, mature, professional couple, plus 2 elder parents, high school girl and boy, seek fully-furnished, Oxford area home, Sept.–Dec., near Catholic church and shops. Ideally 5 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, central to Green College and Hospital, Oxford High and Magdalen College Schools. Will consider all locations. Tel./fax (USA): 609 729 2599.

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: Oxford 764533, fax us: 764777, or e-mail us: info@qbman.co.uk. Alternatively, we would invite you to visit our Web site at: http://www.qbman.co.uk and see how we could be marketing your property.

Finders Keepers specialises in managing your home or investment. We have celebrated 25 years in Oxford letting and managing properties—try us first! Many of our landlords have remained with us since we opened and are delighted with our service—why not pop in and read their comments? 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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Accommodation Exchange

Auckland University: house-swap available for similar accommodation in Oxfordshire. Early December 1998–Jan. 2000 (flexible). Lovely 3-bedroom bungalow in quiet tree-lined street. Fenced gardens front and rear. Sun- drenched deck. Regular bus service to/from University. Tel.: 0064 9 3601637. e-mail: s.hughes@auckland.ac.nz.

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Accommodation Sought to Rent or Exchange

American professional family requires house, at least 4 and preferably 5 bedrooms, fairly central position, ideal dates 1 Sept. 1998–1 Jan. 1999 (flexible if necessary). Willing to rent, or exchange for house in Atlanta, with 4 bedrooms/2 bathrooms, in historic district minutes from Emory University, US Centre for Disease Control, Georgia Tech and Georgia State Universities. Please write to Deborah Scroggins, 1173 St Louis Pl., Atlanta, GA 30306. Tel. (USA): 404 249 9844, e-mail: deblane@msn.com. Local enquiries to Wendy James, tel.: Oxford (2)74677 or 559041.

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Holiday Lets

South-west Ireland: comfortable converted cottage, oil c.h., open fire, fully-equipped but homely. Lovely southern sea views and surroundings, quiet seclusion but near harbour village. Spectacular unspoilt coast. Studio available. Short or long let from Oct. Tel.: 01367 710693.

Tuscany: 180 hectar, award-winning wine farm, formally Machiavelli property, half hour from central Florence but far from the madding crowd, offers newly-restored farm houses and apartments for short and longer-term rentals. Fattoria Corzano and Paterno, San Casciano VP, fax: 00 39 55 8249 120, e- mail: pgklpoggio@ftbcc.it.

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Flat for Sale

City centre flat, convenient for libraries and coach/rail stations, near to Christ Church meadow. One bedroom, south-facing balcony, fitted kitchen, gas c.h. £63,000. Tel.: Oxford 267018 (day).

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House for Sale

Wheatley, near Brookes University campus. Modern, 3-bedroom house, newly decorated; 26 ft. reception, cloakroom, fitted kitchen, new bathroom, carpets. Large well- stocked garden, garage, parking. Immediate possession. £139,500. Tel.: 0181 464 9836 or Oxford 872430.

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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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