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Tuition Offered

d'Overbroeck's College Open Morning, Sat. 17 Oct. (10 a.m.–12.30 p.m.). Entry at age 13 into year 9; at 16 into the sixth-form. Highly interactive teaching, excellent results, and positive environment. Beechlawn House, 1 Park Town, Oxford OX2 6SN. Tel.: Oxford 310000.

Fencing Club for boys and girls aged 9–13. Sat. 2.–3.30 p.m. in Summertown, Oxford. First two sessions free; no obligation to continue. National Foil Coach as tutor. Contact Malcolm van Biervliet. Tel.: Oxford 514906 (after 6 p.m.).

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Oxfam Book Fair

New and second-hand books: fiction, non- fiction, and academic. With music and refreshments. Sat. 17 Oct., 10 a.m.–4 p.m., at the Wesley Memorial Hall, New Inn Hall Street.

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Services Offered

Bespoke Garden and Landscape Design: `one- off' consultancy visits, or sketch and scaled layouts, planting schemes, construction details and site supervision, as desired. Nationwide service from Oxford/Gloucestershire base. Chelsea gold medal 1996 and 1997. Contact Jacquie Gordon, tel./fax: 01531 822743.

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 now supply our own range of K Tec computers; we will also supply or source software to match your requirements. For a quality service matched with competitive prices, contact Chris Lewis, tel./fax: Oxford 461333.

Shipping? Abyssinia to Zanzibar, New York to Newmarket. Today, tomorrow, next week? All the best options are at Mail Boxes Etc. Will collect from college, home, factory, or elsewhere. Also 24-hour photocopying, secure mailboxes, computer workstation, high-grade colour photocopying, faxing, laminating, binding, etc. 266 Banbury Road, Summertown, Oxford OX2 7DL. Contact Justin Brookes. Tel.: Oxford 514655, fax: 514656, e-mail: summertown@020.mbe.uk.com.

Tax advice. Ex-KPMG Chartered Accountant specialises in assisting professionals and small businesses with tax problems including self-assessment. Convenient North Oxford premises. To receive further information please tel.: Oxford 513381, e-mail: 100430.145@compuserve.com.

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.

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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

Oxford Colleges Adminssions Office: Senior Secretary for busy office dealing with undergraduate admissions. Interesting, varied work, involving contact with people within and outside the University. Requires excellent secretarial skills (inc. word-processing) and communication; organisational skills; ability to prioritise work, and willingness to work under pressure at busiest time of year. Flexible approach necessary, as staff work very much as a team, particularly when applications are processed. Office workload does not allow holidays between Sept. and Dec. (inc.), but holidays inside term time are possible outside this period. Applications with detailed c.v. and names/addresses of 2 referees to: the Secretary, Oxford Colleges Admissions Office, University Offices, Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JD, from whom details available. Applications close: Thurs. 15 Oct., interviews: late October.

Lincoln College seeks a Development Officer. Experience necessary; background in publications desirable. Send c.v., inc. contact details for 3 referees, to: Elizabeth Scott, Lincoln College, Turl Street, Oxford OX1 3DR. Tel.: Oxford (2)79793, e-mail: development.office@lincoln.ox.ac.uk. Applications close: 10 Oct.

Urgently required: well-qualified teachers of Thai, Estonian, and Macedonian to prepare students for International Baccalaureate. Applicants should ne native speakers who are able to teach literature to students in their mother tongue; 1.5–2 hours p.w. per course. For full details contact Mrs C.A. Gospel, Head of Languages, as soon as possible. Tel.: Oxford 552031, fax: 310002.

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Houses to Let

Light and airy 2-bedroom modern house in Wadham Park, Marston. Easy reach hospitals and university, 10 minutes' pleasant cycle ride through parks to science area and most colleges. Ideal for couple with small child. Garden, parking. Available from end Sept. Six-month let: £685 p.c.m., 1-year or more: £650 p.c.m. Tel.: Oxford 552855.

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.

Woodstock: recently refurbished small period cottage in quiet location close to Blenheim Park and town centre. Furnished and equipped to high standard. Would suit sabbatical couple or single person. 1 double, 1 single bedroom, bathroom and separate w.c., sitting/dining-room and kitchen. Gas c.h., phone. Conservatory area leading to small walled garden. Available Oct. £675 p.c.m. Tel.: 01993 812639.

North Oxford : unfurnished former Victorian lodge situated close to city centre. Newly renovated. Lounge/dining-room, kitchen, 3 bedrooms, study, bathroom, loft room, gas c.h., parking spaces, garden. £1,200 p.c.m. (6-month let initially). Tel.: 01993 812123/813100.

Witney: short term and holiday lets; 2/3-bedroom period cottage, fully furnished and equipped. From £260 p.w. or £850 p.m. Ten miles from Oxford with good bus service into Oxford. Non-smokers; no pets. Tel.: 01993 703035, fax: 771014.

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.

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Flats to Let

Newly-built maisonette on site overlooking Oxford canal. Open-plan living-room, kitchen/dining-room, cloakroom, 1 double bedroom (en suite), 1 singlr bedroom, den, TV-room, en suitebathroom. Fully furnished, suit single/couple (non-smokers preferred) but not students. Ten-month to 1-year let (extension negotiable). Centrally located, walking distence to University, train/bus stations, city centre. To view, tel.: Oxford 727091.

Central North Oxford: 10 minutes' walk from city centre, all main university buildings, and parks, and very close to the river. Available now for short/long let. Exceptionally well-furnished, comfortable, first-floor flat in extremely quiet, civilised, large Victorian house in this exclusive, leafy, residential Victorian suburb, with large, light, airy rooms. Double bedroom, drawing-room, kitchen, bathroom. Off-street parking; large secluded garden. Regret no children or pets. Tel./fax: Oxford 552400.

Bright, spacious, 2-(large)-bedroom, first-floor furnished flat. Good area, North Oxford. Sitting-room, kitchen/diner, bathroom, w.c. New carpets and heating system. Garage, gardens. Buses nearby. £700 p.c.m. inc. tax and service. Mitchell, tel./fax: 01993 830895.

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Accommodation Offered

October 1998: North Oxford, near Summertown. Two large, light rooms available, each with own microwave and refrigerator, in quiet private house. Shared shower room, laundry, and garden. Must be non-smokers. References required. Tel.: Oxford 514677.

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.

Attractive room available Nov.–Mar., suit visiting academic. Headington—close to public transport to London and central Oxford. Longer let for weekdays only possible. Cat lover essential. Owner in London weeks. Attractive rates for right person. Tel.: Oxford 763650, e-mail: nr80@dial.pipex.com.

Summertown: spacious 2-bedroom house, well furnished/equipped with parking for 1 car. £850 p.c.m. Also: North Oxford: 2-bedroom flat, newly decorated/refurbished, and furnished to a high standard; large garage. £750 p.c.m. Contact E. Gordon Hudson, 24 Friars Entry, Oxford OX1 2DB, tel.: Oxford 244089. n

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Accommodation Sought

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.

Accommodation wanted, Oct./Nov. Minimum 1 year, unfurnished or part-furnished. Two-bedroom ground- floor flat or house with two reception rooms, for lady wheelchair user. Maximimum rent £650 p.m. Long let. Tel.: Oxford 553926.

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.

Ten garden pots and 20 herbs are looking for a new place to live. University administrator wants to buy 2/3-bedroom house (gas c.h., wooden floors, garden) in East Oxford, Iffley Fields, or village north/east of Oxford. £100,000–£115,000. No chain. Please write to: Ms Anja Flender, University of Oxford, Medical School Office, John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford OX3 9DU.

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.

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Holiday Lets

Idyllic watermill, central France. Secluded off-the-beaten-track location. Sleeps 8/10. Own stretch of river. Ideal autumn or spring break. Also available summer. Tel./fax: 0181-940 2395.

Tuscany, Barga. Medieval hill town, 1 hour Pisa airport, 40 minutes Lucca. Farmhouse and 2 s/c flats to let in 18th-c. Palazzo. Long and short term lets available from £150 p.w. Tel.: 01959 533108.

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House for Sale

Six-bedroom family home, North Oxford, south-facing garden, near schools and transport. Available spring 1999. £300,000; furnishings negotiable. Tel.: Oxford 557233.

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Flats for Sale

Flat: top floor mansion block, off Woodstock Road; hall, south-facing living-room, bedroom, kitchen, bathroom, store-room. Good decorative order. Gas c.h. Quiet; would suit single academic or couple. Spacious grounds with well-kept garden and private car park. £85,000 or near offer. Tel.: Oxford 511576.

Five minutes' walk from St Giles: maisonette for sale. Two bedrooms, sitting-room with nice view, fitted kitchen, bathroom, ample storage space, c.h. Good decorative condition. £120,000. Tel.: Oxford 554015 (evenings).

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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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