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Kuwait Fund Lecture

Professor Andrew Wiles of Princeton will deliver the first Kuwait Fund Lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 6 July, in the Babbage Lecture Theatre, New Museums Site, Pembroke Street, Cambridge. Prof. Wiles' subject is `Number theory past and present'. All interested are welcome to attend.

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A Summer Evening Concert with Queen's College Chapel Choir. The choir will perform a first half of choral music in the chapel, including Fauré's Requiemand works by Stanford and Howells, followed by a lighthearted second half of choral arrangements of popular songs, madrigals, and classics, in the Nun's Garden. Wed., 9 June, 7.30 p.m., Queen's College. Tickets £5 (£3 concessions) on the door, to include 2 glasses of wine in the garden.

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The Bodleian Shop

Retirement? Graduation? Anniversary? We have a selection of Oxford or Bodleian-related items suitable for that special gift: some can be customised. Prices from £13.95 to £425. Consult our shop staff or tel.: Oxford (2)77091 or (2)77216. Open Mon.–Fri., 9 a.m.–6 p.m.; Sat. 9 a.m.–12.30 p.m., or see the Bodleian Shopping Arcade at

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Books bought and sold

The Woodstock Bookshop, 3 Market Place, Woodstock (Mark Wratten). Second-hand academic books: literature and criticism. Review copies. Art. Some Philosophy, Theology, and other. Oxford Paperbacks. Tel.: O1993 811005.

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Tuition Offered

Art in Summer: one-week holiday course for 10--14-year-olds of all abilities. Photography, ceramics, painting, drawing. Details from Sami Cohen. d'Overbroeck's College, 1 Park Town, Oxford OX2 6SN. Tel.: Oxford 310000.

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Services Offered

Experienced proof-reader: a mother of school-age children, history graduate and experienced schoolteacher, with basic proof-reading qualification and experience, is available for proof-reading books, articles, and dissertations. Rate £8 p.h. Sara Jones. Tel.: Oxford 512703, fax: 512699, e- mail:

Personal training: would you like to be trained by one of the United Kingdom's finest personal trainers? Stewart Wild is a postgraduate and is the Exercise Adviser to Weight Watchers UK Ltd. Stewart has availability for five new clients only. To book appointment, tel.: 07801 023880.

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:

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:

Windows, doors, and conservatories installed with craftsmanship and care by Oxford's longest-established double glazing company. A third- generation family firm, we believe in giving clear practical advice without pressure or obligation. Proud to have served over 30 university colleges. Oxford Double Glazing, tel.: Oxford 248287.

Town and Country Trees: professional tree surgeons. All aspects of arboriculture undertaken including orchard and shrub pruning, planting, hedge trimming, stump grinding, etc. Quality work at competitive prices. We are fully insured. For a free quotation, call Paul Hodkinson. Tel.: 01869 351540.

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 range of personally-built to your own specifications 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.: Oxford 461222, fax: 461333.

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.

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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

Graduate students wanted to maintain contact with US colleges by telephone part time (afternoons), £5.40 per hour. Please send CV to Dr Richardson. 8 Tennyson Lodge, Paradise Square, Oxford OX1 1UD.

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Houses to Let

Three-bedroom house between Iffley and Cowley Roads, furnished, gas c.h., small garden, walking distance to city centre. Professionals preferred. £800 p.c.m. plus bills; deposit and references required. Tel.: Oxford 390575.

Secluded 2-bedroom house on riverside. Close to city centre. River and meadow views. Well-furnished. Small garden. Suit non-smoking couple; regret no children or pets. £750 p.c.m. Tel.: Oxford 245563, e-mail:

Summertown, North Oxford: 3-bedroom fully-furnished house with quiet garden; excellent local schools; 2 minutes' walk from Summertown shops and sports centre; easy bus access to University, hospitals, and city centre. Comfortable semi-detached house; 3 bedrooms, study, large living-room, kitchen, bathroom (bath and shower); gas c.h.; street parking for car; available from middle of Aug. or beginning of Sept., £900 p.c.m. (inc. water rates but exc. council tax). Tel./fax: Oxford 558721 or Windsor (01753) 858114; e-mail:

Central Oxford (Rewley Park), newly-built 2-bedroom terrace house within easy walk of the University and city centre. Situated in a quiet cul-de-sac close by the train station. Small east-facing garden. Fully furnished and equipped to a high standard. Allocated parking. Available early July, for either: 6 months' minimum, £795 p.c.m. exc. council tax and water rates; or: short lets, £865 inc. Dr J. Reynell and Mr I. Macdonald, 70 Southmoor Road, Oxford OX2 6RB. Tel.: Oxford 516615.

Early Aug.–end Dec.: 2-bedroom house, Headington Quarry, Oxford; all mod. cons. Non-smoking professionals only; ideal for visiting professor. £650 p.c.m. inc. utilities but exc. TV and telephone. Philip Allison. Tel.: Oxford 483206, or 767791 (evenings and weekends); e-mail:

Old Boar's Hill: charming Edwardian cottage in quiet, friendly cul-de-sac in this sought-after area. Idyllic setting with very easy access to Oxford city centre. Lots of lovely walks from the doorstep. Two reception rooms, modern kitchen, 2 bedrooms and bath. Fully furnished and equipped. Lovely small gardens. Available full or part of academic year 1999–2000. £650 p.m. Tel./fax: Oxford 735305.

Sunny Victorian terrace house, Iffley Fields. Two reception (period fireplaces), modern kitchen and bathroom, second w.c., large double bedroom, bedroom/study (double sofa-bed), utilities cellar, antiques, period pine features, nice garden. Suit couple, no children. Available July–Sept., £750 p.m. inc. council tax. Tel.: 01873 810982.

Lucerne Road, North Oxford: 3-bedroom detached house, recently refurbished; furnished; gas c.h.; garage; gardens. Available for July and Aug. Rent negotiable. Suit professional couple. Brooks Property Management. Tel.: Oxford 728597.

Quiet modernised terrace house, fully furnished, central North Oxford; c.h., 2 bedrooms, garden. Suitable for visiting academics. Available to let to one or two persons only from mid-Sept. for the academic year. Tel.: Oxford 512747.

Charming cottage, 15 miles north-west (near Woodstock) in a quiet corner of village by a ford; beams, inglenook fire, country antiques, small walled garden, garage. Double bedroom, spare bedroom/study, open fire, c.h., all mod. cons. From Sept. Tel.: Oxford 510542.

North Oxford : 3-bedroom detached house in secluded drive; washing-machine, drier, garage, maintained garden backing onto playing fields. Convenient for shops and schools. Available 1 Sept.–Jan.; shorter or longer periods considered. Suitable for visiting academics. £975 p.c.m. inc. council tax. Tel.: Oxford 722630.

Charming Osney Island house, double and single bedrooms, antique furniture, near river and Oxford railway station. Short or long lets from 20 July, £900–£1,150 p.m. depending on period. Contact Betsy Newell. Tel.: Oxford 721215, e-mail:

Fully furnished 3-bedroom house in Marston, close to University, hospitals, and city centre; fitted kitchen (all mod. cons.), beautiful gardens, and elegant garden studio. Available from Aug. for min. of one year. £750 p.m. plus bills. Tel.: Oxford 404836 (day), or 308015 (evening); e-mail:

Woodstock: elegant Victorian town house centrally located close to Blenheim Park in this historic town 8 miles north of Oxford. Fully furnished and equipped, laundry room, dining-room, sitting-room, bathroom and two bedrooms. Excellent bus service to Oxford. No pets or children. Suit professional couple. £750 p.c.m. Tel.: 01993 813521.

Period cottage available for academic year. Three bedrooms, fully furnished, all amenities. Large garden, quiet surroundings, tucked away on Old Boars Hill, just 4 miles from Oxford centre. £650 p.c.m. Tel.: 00 39 444 324729.

North Oxford : immaculate house, close to the A34. Suit non-smoking professional sharers or family. Accommodation on 3 floors: 4 bedrooms (3 double), sitting-room/dining-room, kitchen with extensive range of quality units, fitted fridge, dishwasher, waste disposal unit. Bathroom and shower-room, 2 w.c.s, washing machine/drier, freezer, gas c.h., double glazing; fully furnished with IKEA furniture. £875 p.c.m. Tel.: Oxford 750375 (8.30--5.30, Mon.--Fri.).

Headington: recently-refurbished, 3-bedroom, semi-detached family house in quiet residential neighbourhood. Available 1 Aug. for 1 year (maybe longer). Unfurnished. Excellent location convenient for shops, JR, and all tranport. Suit corporate or academic family. E-mail:

Summertown: lovely 3-bedroom Victorian terrace house, fully furnished and equipped. Available to let from Aug. 1999 for 1 year minimum, longer if required. Three double bedrooms, 2 reception, eat-in kitchen, overlooking pretty garden, 1.5 bathrooms, gas c.h., hardwood floors, washer/drier, dishwasher. Popular Summertown road, near shops, excellent schools, University, hospitals. £1,100 or $1,750 p.c.m. London contact tel.: 0181 874 5909 or New York tel.: 212 663 2664, fax: 212 531 1224, e-mail:

Iffley village: 2-bedroom, Victorian terrace house. Hardwood floors, open fires. Two miles to city centre, minutes from riverside walks. Furnished/unfurnished. Available for long term lease, July/Aug. 1999 onwards. £750 p.c.m. Tel.: Oxford 717712, e-mail:

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Flats to Let

Unfurnished spacious second-floor apartment in period country house on private estate overlooking lovely parkland; 3 reception rooms, 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, garage. Suitable for quiet person or couple looking for long-term tenancy. Tel.: 01628 891111.

Off Iffley Road: suit couple; 1-bedroom garden flat; c.h.; large sitting-/dining-room with TV; well-equipped kitchen with microwave, fridge/freezer, washing-machine; shower-room/w.c. £595 p.c.m. inc. all bills except phone. Deposit and references required. Available mid-July. Mary. Tel.: Oxford 244111 (day), or 721194 (evenings).

Central North Oxford: recently refurbished 1-bedroom flat on ground floor of Victorian house in leafy road; fully furnished, some antiques; new Bosch kitchen with dish-washer, sitting-room with Vermont Castings gas fire, double bedroom, bathroom with bath/shower, plus washing-machine/drier. Gas c.h. Share of delightful garden. £700 p.c.m. plus bills. Longish let preferred. Available now. Tel.: Oxford 514040.

Central North Oxford, four minutes' walk from University Parks and easy walking to University Science Area, libraries, and city centre. Charming and spacious garden flat in quiet residential street, inc. sitting- room, double bedroom, kitchen with washing-machine, bathroom with shower, plentiful storage space. Gas c.h. Suit single person or couple. No smokers. Available from Aug. £725 p.c.m.. Tel.: Oxford 512138, e-mail:

Upper Wolvercote (north Oxford): light and spacious 2- bedroom flat with lovely rural views over Port Meadow; quiet location yet on regular bus route; fully furnished, with well-equipped kitchen, c.h., garage, etc. Available 20 Aug. for long-term let. £650 p.c.m. Tel.: Oxford 559802.

Elegant 1-bedroom ground-floor flat in St Margaret's Road, central North Oxford. Double bedroom, large sitting-room, kitchen, and bathroom. Fully furnished and equipped, newly decorated, washing-machine, and gas c.h. Use of charming shared garden. £725 p.c.m. plus utility bills and council tax. Available now. Let of 6 months or longer preferred. Tel.: Oxford 343384.

North Oxford 1- and 2-bedroom apartments, good security, off-street parking, conveniently situated for all amenities; available various dates; rents £595 and £695; best suited to mature professionals or visiting academics. Tel.: Oxford 516144.

Uzbekistan: comfortably furnished 2-room flat, with option of domestic help, available in Tashkent, Uzbekistan. Price negotiable. All bills and local calls included. Tel.: Oxford 723872 (evenings).

Central North Oxford: 2 bed (1 double/1 single) unfurnished flat; ideal location; living-room, fitted kitchen, conservatory, c.h., private patio, parking space. Available July. £825 p.c.m. Tel.: 01993 811878.

Apartment to rent in Upper Wolvercote, Oxford, in excellent position. Self-contained 1-bedroom character ground-floor apartment with all mod. cons. in period house. Extremely convenient location on bus route; in village atmosphere close to both Port Meadow and city with all its amenities. Suit visiting academic or other professional. Available from mid-Sept. onwards. Tel.: Oxford 311436, e-mail:

North Oxford : 1 Sept. 1999--31 May 2000, £570 p.m., fully equipped ground-floor flat suitable for two adults: dining-room/study, living-room/study, double bedroom, shower-room, kitchen; dish-washer, washing/drying machine, electric stove; c.h., carport, small garden. Stone, 266 Moore Street, Princeton, NJ 08540, USA. Tel.: 609 921 2717.

Central Oxford, Grandpont. Newly-built, fully-furnished, ground floor luxury flat with parking and landscaped courtyard, within half mile walk of city, shops, rail station, 2 minutes to river and parkland. Two double bedrooms, 1 en suiteshower-room, 1 bathroom, fitted kitchen with dishwasher and washer/drier, sitting-room/dining-room with patio doors onto communal gardens. £825 p.c.m. Available from 1 Sept. for 1 year let. Contact Katie Enock, tel.: Oxford 558037 (eve.) or 0976 247353 (day), e-mail:

Central North Oxford: 10 minutes' walk from city centre, all main university buildings and parks, and very close to the river. Available for short/long let. Exceptionally well-furnished, comfortable flat available now in extremely quiet, civilised, large Victorian house in this exclusive, leafy, residential Victorian suburb, with large, light, airy rooms. First-floor. Double bedroom, drawing-room, kitchen, bathroom. Off-street parking; large secluded garden. Tel./fax: Oxford 552400.

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Summer Lets

Two-bedroom furnished flat, in new development close to the Thames, within 5 minutes' walking distance of the city centre, with parking; available any time June–Sept. £275 p.w. inc. linen and weekly cleaning. Tel.: 01628 591246 (day), or 01628 773326 (evening).

Two-bedroom apartments available for summer let only in central North Oxford; convenient for all university departments and half-mile from city centre; variety of sizes, availability, and rents, £700–£800 p.c.m. plus all utilities. Tel.: Oxford 516144. n

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Accommodation Offered

West Oxford: large fully-furnished virtually self-contained loft conversion with own w.c., wash-basin, fridge, cooking facilities; own telephone line; 5 minutes' walk railway station, 15 minutes' walk city centre; good bus route; would suit mature student or professional person. Non-smoker. £325 p.m. inc. all bills except telephone. Available from 19 June. Mrs Robinson. Tel.: Oxford 241699.

Delightful rooms, North Oxford. Smallest room £30 p.w., telephone, shower, c.h., all mod. cons. Available now, short stay up to 3 months. Located near Woodstock Road roundabout. Tel.: Oxford 511657.

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.

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Accommodation Sought

Visiting American academic seeks studio-style flat, preferably in Jericho or North Oxford, mid-Aug.–early Jan. Monthly rent up to £500. Contact James Harris. Tel.: Oxford 794869, e-mail:

House-sitter: college lecturer available for house-sitting in the Oxford area over the summer months and for all of next academic year until Oct. 2000. Long-term preferred (over two months). References available. Tel.: Oxford 280273.

Visiting academic married couple seek to rent a furnished flat/house (bedroom, sitting room, kitchen and bathroom) from October 3 - December 3 within five miles of the university centre. Contact Rich Lehoucq (e-mail: or Shirley Day (tel.: Oxford (2)73885).

Newly appointed university lecturer and professional wife returning to Oxford seek house or flat to rent in central North Oxford from early Aug. Will be in Oxford 1–15 June for viewing. Dr Nicos Stavropoulos. Tel.: +30 (1) 360 1129 (until 31 May), Oxford 514540 (1–15 June); e-mail:

d'Overbroeck's College is now planning for the Sept. intake of students and looking for more good family and self-catering accommodation in North Oxford. We are particularly interested in self-catering flatlets/rooms within private houses for our A-level students. Excellent rates are paid through the college. If you think you can help or would like to know more, please telephone the Accommodation Office. Tel.: Oxford 310000.

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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.

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Accommodation Exchange

Elderly academic couple would like to exchange their spacious flat in Aix-en-Provence, France, for accommodation in Oxford (near buses and shops), approx. 15 July–15 Aug. Tel.: Oxford 552486.

Academic family looking to exchange comfortable house in Washington DC area for a home in Oxford; seeking a furnished 3--4-bedroom property withgarden, and within cycling distance of city centre; prefer 2-year exchange starting late Aug. Will consider one year. Offering furnished 4-bedroom terrace (end unit), abuts 800-acre parkland; access to public transport; swimming-pool. Dr Stan Rosenberg. Tel: 703 425 7085 (h), or 703 914 5605, ext. 3104 (w); e-mail:

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Holiday Lets

Lot Valley, France: comfortable, well-equipped house in attractive village of Montcuq, 25 km south-west of Cahors. Courtyard, balcony. Sleeps 4 + 2. Still some summer dates available. From £170 p.w. Tel.: Oxford 554286 (evenings and weekends); e-mail:

Hardy's Dorset, 15 Aug.–4 Sept. (inc.): charming, 18th-c., grade II listed family town house in Sherborne, an unspoilt market/abbey town; within easy reach of all cultural and tourist attractions (1 hour Bath, Exeter, Bournemouth, Devon, Dorset coast); large kitchen, 2 sitting-rooms, 1 double and 2/3 single bedrooms, bathroom, TV, phone, etc. Terraced walled garden. Garage. Resident docile cat. Older children welcome. £120 p.w. E- mail:

Alpine chalet in farming hamlet at 3,000 ft., Haute Savoie, France. Sleeps 2–7; garden, wild flowers, cowbells. Mountain walking, winter skiing, or just unwinding. Not far from Lake Geneva, Annecy, Chamonix. Local swimming pool, tennis, riding. Jackie Becker, tel.: 01722 335762, e-mail:

Mainland Spain, Costa del Sol, Andalusia style English Riviera maisonette, £75 p.w.; double salon, grand terrace, kitchen, bathroom; well equipped, view over sea, large swimming-pool by step of maisonette, residential shops and laundry all week. 15 km Marbella, 80 km Gibraltar. Tel.: Oxford 511657.

Brittany: recently restored holiday cottage to let. Spacious accommodation in pretty country surroundings. Sleeps up to 8 people in 3 bedrooms. Near to Dinan and St Malo and easy access to plenty of safe sandy beaches. Prices from £175 p.w. For more details, tel.: Oxford 772207.

North Cornwall: standing deep in country lanes, this is a wonderful setting for nature lovers. The River Allen, designated site of `special scientific interest', flows past the meadows of this 10-acre smallholding. Lovely old farmhouse (c. 1800) has been caringly divided to provide a holiday cottage of great character. Only 5 miles from the coast; short drive to old fishing village of Port Isaac; Bodmin Moor; Camel Trail; 9 miles from Polzeath and Boscastle. Lounge with woodburner, well-equipped kitchen/diner, 2 bedrooms (1 double, 1 twin), bathroom/w.c., full night storage heating. Linen, cot, high chair provided. Regret no pets. £130--£399 p.w. Tel.: 01208 850280.

Annual multi-trip holiday insurance. From as little as £26 per year, you can travel as many times as you like. This insurance is arranged by Affinity Groups Advantage Limited, an independent intermediary for selling of general insurance. For further details, tel.: 0345 660453.

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