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Oxford University Museum of Natural History Shop

The current BG Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition (continuing until Sun. 7 Mar.) has brought colourful Portfolios (£2) and new ranges of related postcards (35p, set of 12 £3.50) and greetings cards (£1.25) to enliven the shop. For the enthusiast, Ian Beames' Nature Photographer's Handbookis on special offer at £14.99 (£17.99). Both museum and shop are now open daily, 12 noon–5 p.m. Admission free. Sales enquiries, Oxford (2)72961.

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Oxford Chamber Music Society

Hilary Term Concerts: 7 Mar., 2.45 p.m., Schubert Ensemble of London (works by Fauré, Martin Butler, and Schubert). Holywell Music Room. Tickets £10 (concessions £4.50).

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Tuition Offered

Oxford Software Training: I can offer training and help over many Windows applications (Windows 95, Word, e-mail, etc.) for small groups and 1-to-1. If you are struggling to get started, or trying to get the best possible use from your PC resources, I can visit to see where I can help with filling in knowledge gaps, suggesting short cuts, and generally turning software use into an enjoyable and meaningful activity. Ask for further details: Janet Caldwell, Oxford Software Training, tel.: Oxford 511566, e-mail: janet.caldwell@virgin.net.

Psychoanalytic Observational Studies. Applications are invited for the Tavistock-model Oxford Observation Course. this includes a two-year infant observation, a two-year young child observation, work discussion, and theoretical seminars. Part-time, largely evening-based, modular course, conducted in small groups; can lead to Postgraduate Diploma/MA from the Tavistock clinic/University of East London. For details and application form, please contact Andrea Watson, 12 Rectory Road, Oxford OX4 1BW, tel.: Oxford 243491. Application should be made before 31 May.

Piano lessons: experienced teacher; adults and children. All grades. Beginners welcome. Contact Miss P. Read BA (Hons) LRAM. Tel.: Oxford (Jericho) 510904.

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Services Offered

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.

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

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.

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.

Cross Counties Counselling Consultation Service. Treating all ages; individuals/families/groups/couples. Specialising: trauma (PTSD), depression, life crisis, relationships, anxiety, eating disorders, abuse, school-related problems, career/personal development issues. Locations: N. Oxford, Stratford-upon-Avon, Swindon. Barbera A. Martino, BA, MSW, CTS, CQSW. Prin. Cons. Psychotherapist (UK/USA). International tel./fax: 44 01386 438010. Free half hour consultation with treatment.

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.

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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

Maison Française d'Oxford. The Director requires a secretary from 12 Apr. (term time only). The candidate should have good word-processing skills in both French and English. Hours 35 p.w., Mon.–Fri. (44 weeks per year). Rate of pay: £6.95 per hour. Applications, including c.v. and names/addresses of 2 referees should be addressed to the Bursar, Maison Française, Norham Road, Oxford OX2 6SE. Fax: Oxford (2)74225, e-mail: maison@sable.ox.ac.uk.

Theology Faculty Library. Library Assistant (Clerical and Library Grade 3, salary £11,294–£13,074). Required full time, fixed term, until 31 Aug. 1999, to supplement our work in electronic cataloguing and book circulation. Preference will be given to candidates trained in the Oxford system of GEAC Advance and GeoCat. Other duties of this varied post include assisting readers, book shelving and processing. Exact hours negotiable (may be discussed with the Librarian, Mrs Susan Lake, tel.: Oxford (2)70732, e- mail: susan.lake@theology.ox.ac.uk). Handwritten letters of application, with c.v. and names/addresses of 2 referees, should be sent to the Librarian, Theology Faculty Library, 41 St Giles, Oxford OX1 3LW. Applications close 11 Feb.; interviews in week of 15 Feb.

Classics. A well-qualified graduate is required for Apr. 1999 to teach Classics to A level. This is a full-time temporary post for 1 term to cover a sabbatical. A part-time post will also be available from Sept. 1999. Applicants should make clear where their preference lies. Applications should be sent to the Master (from whom further details may be obtained) by the closing date of Fri. 12 Feb. Magdalen College School, Oxford OX4 1DZ.

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Houses to Let

Short term holiday/lets in Witney, 12 miles from Oxford. Fully-furnished/equipped cottages in town centre, convenient for Cotswold touring. Good frequent bus service into Oxford. Tel.: 01993 703035, fax: 771014.

North Oxford furnished bungalow to let to visiting academic couple, available for 2 months from 22 Mar. Two bedrooms (two others to remain closed), 2 reception rooms, kitchen/breakfast, utility, bathroom, shower room, garden. £700 p.c.m. plus utilities. Tel.: Oxford 558790, or fax (All Soul's College): (2)79299.

Terrece house in East Oxford, available late Mar.–July; fully furnished and equipped. Two bedrooms, study, bathroom, living/dining-room, kitchen. £550 p.c.m. Tel.: Oxford (2)77375, e-mail: charles.batty@sjc.ox.ac.uk.

Two-bedroom, Victorian, terrace house; Iffley Fields. Artists' house; great character, interesting decor, c.h., mod. cons. Two reception rooms, large kitchen, bathroom, garden. Quiet, friendly neighbourhood. Available now, any period 2–6 months. £650 p.c.m. Tel.: Oxford 246146.

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, 226 Banbury Road, Summertown, Oxford OX2 7BY. Tel.: Oxford 311011, fax: 556993, e-mail: oxford@finders.co.uk; Internet site: http://www.finders.co.uk.

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

Headington: comfortable self-contained furnished flat available on shorthold lease of 6 months or more. Very convenient for hospitals and central Oxford. One double bedroom, bathroom, sitting- room/kitchenette. Combi gas hot water and c.h. Washing machine and drier. All-electric kitchen, with microwave, deep freeze, etc. Own gas and electricity meters, and telephone. Rent £520 p.c.m. Please tel.: Oxford 768925 or 0181 341 3076.

Newly-converted, self-contained basement studio flat with private entrance, in St Clement's area of Oxford; short walk to city centre. Bed/sitting-room with cooking facilities, gas coal-effect fire; shower room. Fully furnished. Suit professional/academic/graduate. £450 p.c.m. including gas, electricity, and Council Tax. Tel.: Oxford 436381.

Park Town flat for married couple or single person. Self-contained, centrally-heated throughout, comprising double bedroom, sitting-room, kitcheneette with electric cooker and fridge, bathroom with shower. Telephone available. Attractively furnished; 1 mile from Carfax; very quiet house. Please phone for interview, or fax. Tel./fax: Oxford 557400.

Elegant 1-bedroom ground-floor flat in St Margaret's Road, central North Oxford. Double bedroom, large sitting-room, kitchen and bathroom. fully furnished; washing machine; gas c.h. Use of charming shared garden. Available from 1 Feb. 1999; let 6 months or longer preferred. £725 p.c.m. plus bills. Tel.: Oxford 343384.

Luxurious 2-bedroom flat in 18th-c. Woodstock; c.h., plone, washing machine, spin-drier, etc. Long or short lease. £650 p.c.m. Available now. Tel.: 01993 811488.

Flat in Victorian house, Iffley Road, 1 mile city centre. Large sitting-room/kitchen, bedroom, bath/shower. Rent to include Council Tax, hot water, some c.h. £460 p.c.m. (low because not self-contained in daytime). Tel.: 01869 350372.

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. Two exceptionally well-furnished, comfortable flats in extremely quiet, civilised, large Victorian house in this exclusive, leafy, residential Victorian suburb, with large, light, airy rooms. (1) First-floor (available now): double bedroom, drawing- room, kitchen, bathroom. (2) Ground-floor (available Mar.): 1 double, 1 single bedroom, drawing-room, kitchen, bathroom. Off-street parking; large secluded garden. Regret no children or pets. Tel./fax: Oxford 552400.

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Accommodation Offered

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.

Osney: large room with own bathroom and phone. Low rent in exchange for 2 evenings p.w. `babysitting' for 7-year-old with cerebral palsy. Fitness and good references essential. Tel.: Oxford 725974.

Attractive double room in very modern, comfortable, 2-bedroom house. Gas c.h., double glazed, washing machine, drier. Small garden. Pleasant East Oxford location. Suit professional, to share with just 1 other. Non-smokers please. £345 p.c.m. Contact Dave, tel.: Oxford 724189.

Office suite available. Second-floor; Jericho St Barnabas Community Centre, Canal Street, Jericho. Includes 2 large rooms, kitchen, 2 toilets. Suitable for research, counselling, teaching, or small business. Parking arranged. Please tel.: Oxford 557902.

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

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Accommodation Sought

Visiting Fellow from USA seeks sublet or short lease of flat/room in North Oxford/Summertown area for 1 Apr.–30 June. Access to kitchen preferred. Please contact Dr Marc W. Steinberg, 203 Wright Hall, Smith College, Northampton, MA 01063. Fax (USA): 413 585 3389, office: 413 585 3443; e-mail: mwsteinb@sophia.smith.edu.

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, 226 Banbury Road, Summertown, Oxford OX2 7BY. Tel.: Oxford 311011, fax: 556993, e-mail: oxford@finders.co.uk, Internet site: http://www.finders.co.uk.

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.

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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Accommodation Exchange

Oxford/West London. Professional couple, moving to West London from Oxford, seeks accommodation exchange (1–2 years, possibly longer) with similar in West London. We have a lovely turn-of-century house in quiet cul-de-sac, just 17 minutes' walk to station. Three large bedrooms, 2 reception, eat-in-kitchen, good garden, excellent location. Looking for spacious house or flat (2+ bedrooms) within easy reach of Paddington. Please tel.: Oxford 245411, e-mail: dburgner@molbiol.ox.ac.uk.

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Accommodation Sought to Rent or Exchange

Visiting professor and spouse seek 1/2- bedroom apartment or cottage/house, Apr.–June 1999, in Oxford. Alternatively, house exchange in Oxford for 3- bedroom bungalow in sunny-seaside Santa Cruz, California, near University of California. Tel. (USA): 831 426 5224, fax: 831 459 3518, e-mail: lubeck@cats.ucsc.edu.

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Accommodation Offered to Rent or Exchange

Summertown, Oxford: lovely, 3-bedroom, Victorian terrace house; fully-furnished/equipped; available from mid-July 1999. to let or exchange for 1 year minimum (longer if required). Three double bedrooms, eat-in kitchen overlooking pretty garden, 2 reception rooms, 1.5 bathrooms, gas c.h., hardwood floors, washer/drier. Near shops, buses, excellent schools, university, hospitals, etc. Family owners (prof. mother, 2 children) ideally seeking exchange with New York apartment in Manhattan. Otherwise, £1,100 or $1,800 p.c.m. exclusive. New York tel.: 212 663 2664, fax: 212 531 1224; London tel.: 0181 874 5909; e-mail: 101642.2251@compuserve.com.

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Holiday Lets

You can write—you can paint: join us for a memorable experience in either Cyprus or Italy. The programme is fully inclusive of tuition, excursions, transfers, accommodations, and cuisine. Writing and Painting holidays: Dial A Fare Travel, tel./fax: Oxford 847357, e-mail: dialafare@cwcom.net. We can take bookings any time evenings or weekends.

Tarn-et-Garonne: fine old stone house, lovingly restored, many original features, large garden. Situated in friendly rural village with shops, post office, café, and tennis court, within easy reach of Cordes, Albi, Najac, Gaillac. Sleeps 6/8 in comfort. Separate bathroom and shower, up- and downstairs w.c., dishwasher, washing machine. Good walking, riding, canoeing, restaurants, markets, and local colour. Colour photos. Tel.: Oxford 515311.

Czech Republic, for the perfect town and country holiday! Fairytale woodland cottage, 30 minutes Prague, available May–Oct. Sleeps 4+. Wood fires, lake for swimming/boating, views, walks, mushrooms, castles. Abundant food and wine, low prices. English-speaking owner. From £260 p.w. Tel.: 0171 373 0667.

Tranquil Umbria, Perugia 20 minutes. Easy access to Renaissance art treasures. Luxury flat sleeps 2 in rural setting; stunning views, private garden, large shared terrace. Also available: attached double bedroom, en suitebathroom. Tel.: 01344 779 731 for further information.

Torehill: comfortable stone-built country cottage, very suitable for family holidays or as academic retreat, in Abernethy forest (foothills of Cairngorms). Sleeps 5. £168 p.w. For details and dates free, tel.: 0181 341 3076 or Oxford 764556.

Italy, Umbria, Assisi National Park: two double bedrooms, kitchen/dining-room, big bathroom, own road. Superb views, wildlife. Lombardia, Lake Como: village house apartment closely overlooking lake. One double bedroom, kitchenette, dining/sitting-room, terrace; 20 minutes Como city. £300 p.w., £550 per fortnight, £900 p.m., for either let. Tel.: Oxford 768775.

Delicious Irish cottage, Donegal. Open fires, Aga, sleeps 4–6, overlooking lake; rowing boat and scenery included; pets welcome. You are in the heart of Ireland's lake district, perfect country retreat. A place to dream and relax. Beaches, golf, fishing, good pubs, music, and much more. Tel.: Oxford 327154.

Tregreenwell Farm Cottage, St Teath, North Cornwall. Lovely old farmhouse (c. 1800) has been caringly divided to provide holiday home of great character. Set on a 10 acre smallholding in a peaceful location, it is close to Bodmin Moor, the fishing village of Port Isaac (5 miles), and the coves and beaches of the North Cornwall coast. Accommodation comprises a lounge with wood-burner, well-equipped kitchen/diner, 2 bedrooms (one double, 1 twin), and bathroom/w.c. Cot and high chair provided. Full night storage heating. Garden; parking for 2 cars. Regret no pets. £130-£499 p.w. For details/photograph, tel.: Oxford 300482.

Cornwall solar eclipse camping: includes large marquee with bar, entertainment nightly. Toilets/showers. Close to sandy beaches, Mevagissey. Site open 31 July–28 Aug. 1999. £5 per person per night, 15% discount before 28 Feb. For brochure, tel.: 01726 77660/72653. Web site: http://www.bedbreakfastcornwall.com (link to: eclipse).

Veneto: modern house in quiet situation in the foothills of the Dolomites. One hour Venice, 1 hour skiing. Sleeps 7 + cot. All mod. cons., c.h., telephone, clothes and dish washers, 2 bathrooms. Lake swimming, Palladian villas. Car essential. £350–450 p.w. Elsie Arnold, tel./fax: Oxford 515264.

Tuscany: family-owned farm, former Machiavelli property, producing high-quality wine and cheese, offers farmhouses (sleeping up to 14) and apartments, and pool. Half hour central Florence. Tel./fax: 0039 055 824 9120, e-mail: pgklpoggio@FTBCC.it; Fattoria Corzano and Paterno.

Dordogne Valley. Stone-built house in an acre of garden in Lostanges, a small hamlet in the eastern part of the Dordogne Valley, with a 270-degree view across a fabulous valley from a large elevated terrace. Swimming, lake club, tennis, and golf nearby. Great walking, cycling, and charming villages everywhere. Sleeps 8-10 people. Available from £200–£550 p.w. Peter Whitehead, tel.: 01295 670320 for more details and brochure with photos.

Crete: a traditional Cretan house in Rethimno, superbly renovated to provide space and comfort in beautifully-furnished surroundings. Elevated, vine- covered sitting area with brick barbecue—perfect for alfresco dining. In quiet area of Old Town, near long sandy beaches, tavernas, shops, and the many interesting sights in and around this historic area. Sleeps 4 (1 double, 1 twin). Available year-round. £250 p.w., £900 p.m. Tel./fax: 0030 831 56525.

Tuscan hills: restored farmhouse in superb situation near Siena standing amidst its own olives and vineyard. spectacular hill and forest views. Art, music, food, wine, and walking in plenty. One hour florence, 45 minutes Siena. Very peaceful with full services (but no pool), sleeps up to 8 but suitable also for smaller parties. Tel./fax: 01252 660899.

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House for sale in Italy

200-year-old Umbrian semi-detached Farmhouse, recently restored to high standard. Two reception rooms, 3 double bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, large kitchen, cellar, gas c.h. Patio (with bread oven for barbecues), and orchard, olive grove, and outhouses. All set in a peaceful locations near woods; 15 minutes by car from Attiliano, 30 minutes from Orvieto, and less than an hour from Rome. Further details from Serena Fry-Ferretti, 318 Woodstock Road, Oxford OX2 7NS, tel.: Oxford 557469. n

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For Sale

Woodstock Bookshop: 3 Market Place, Woodstock, Oxon. OX20 1SY. Alongside Town Hall. Second- hand academic books, literature, criticism, review copies, art. Some philosophy and theology. Oxford paperbacks. Books bought. Tel.: 01993 811005.

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