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Oxford Film Footage

Got any film/home videos of Oxford? We are looking for any old moving images of the University for a Channel 4 documentary on St Hilda's College. Special interest: women at Oxford, college life, balls, exams, etc. Contact Sara, tel.: Oxford 276871.

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Tuition Offered

For English-speaking students studying Russian at University, Russian conversation is offered, on political, economic, literary, etc. themes. An opportunity to learn about the different `mentalities' of Russia and Britain. £10 per hour. Margaret Coulson, 9 Blandford Avenue. Tel.: Oxford 511657.

For Russian-speaking students of English, English conversation is offered with poet Robert Coulson, on political, economic, literary, etc. themes. An opportunity to learn about the different `mentalities' of Russia and Britain. £10 per hour. 9 Blandford Avenue. Tel.: Oxford 511657.

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Services Offered

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 Ltd, an independent intermediary for selling of general insurance. For further details, tel.: 0345 660453.

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.

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-assesment. Convenient North Oxford premises. To receive further information, please tel.: Oxford 513381, or e-mail:

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.

Beech Tree Nursery School: taking children aged 3–5 years. High adult–child ratio, and set in idyllic surroundings. Write or telephone for a prospectus. Beech Tree Nursery School, Rye St Antony School, Pullen's Lane, Headington, Oxford OX3 0BY, tel.: Oxford 229215.

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Situations Vacant

An experienced and capable assistant is sought by the Ashmolean Museum, to provied basic administrative support to the Director's Secretary. Duties will include helping with the day- to-day running of a busy office, managing and maintaining the booking schedule of the Headley Lecture Theatre, and developing and maintaining a personnel database. It is essential that the post-holder is familiar with office procedures, has experience using WordPerfect 6.0 and Excel 5.0, and can set up and operate an Access database. It is desirable that s/he can take and transcribe shorthand at 80 wpm (RSA SII or equivalent). Applicants should have a good telephone manner, and the ability to work well as part of a team. Part-time post (95%), salary grade C3 (£11,294–£13,074 pro rata). Further particulars are available from the Director's Secretary, Mrs Angela Woodcock, Ashmolean Museum, Beaumont Street, Oxford OX1 2PH. Tel.: Oxford (2)78006, fax: (2)78018. Applications close 26 Mar.

Lady Margaret Hall seeks an Accounts Assistant. Primary responsibility will be the maintenance of the Purchase Ledger; other responsibilities to include receiving and checking supplier invoices, posting these to the Purchase Ledger, the drawing of supplier cheques twice monthly, maintaining Petty Cash, invoicing academic activity, and providing general assistance. The successful candidate is expected to have skills in using computerised accounting systems, and familiarity with MS Office. Salary £13,074–£15,134, in accordance with experience. Applicants should send their c.v. with names/addresses of 2 referees, to the Treasurer's Secretary, Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford OX2 6QA. Applications close: Mon., 15 Mar.

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Houses to Let

Headington, close to schools and hospitals. Four-bedroom house; large kitchen, 2 reception, garage, gardens. Available 15 Aug. 1999–31 July 2000. £950 p.c.m. Tel.: Oxford (2)76202 or 761316, e-mail:

College-owned houses available 12 July–10 Sept. only, centrally located (St Clements), fully equipped, serviced by college scouts. Long lets preferred. Individual rooms sharing facilities may also be available. Tel.: Oxford (2)79082, e-mail:, or write to Ms Janet Mead, St Edmund Hall, Queen's Lane, Oxford OX1 4AR.

To rent from Apr. 1999: an exceptional 4-bedroom town house in North Oxford. Recently furnished with IKEA and redecorated. All modern appliances. Ground floor: large study/bedroom, bedroom 3, shower room, separate w.c. First floor: lounge/dining-room, fully- fitted kitchen. Second floor: bedrooms 1 and 2, bathroom, w.c. Off-road parking for 1 car, small paved garden. Non-smokers only. £950 p.m. Contact Mr or Mrs Morris, tel.: Oxford 750375.

Summer and/or Easter let in Oxford: live in comfort near the Thames. Beautiful Victorian house, architect converted; south-facing garden. Four bedrooms, large split-level living-room, pale wood floors, dining room, new fully-equipped kitchen, bathroom with bidet and w.c., shower room with w.c.; c.h. Available Easter (27 Mar.–10 Apr.) and Summer (23 July–2 Sept.). Price negotiable. Tel.: Oxford 725193.

Charming house on Osney Island available to academic family for flexible period as desired. Two bedrooms. Sleeps 3 people. £875 p.m. Contact Betsey Newell, tel.: Oxford 721215, e-mail:

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: 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:

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: 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:

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Flats to Let

Woodstock, 8 miles north of Oxford: luxuriously furnished flat, own phone etc., on first and second floors of 18th-c. house in conservation area. Quiet, overlooking museum garden. Available now for 6 months or a year. Tel.: 01993 811488.

North and central North Oxford. Two-bedroom apartments, fully furnished to high standard, good security, off-street parking. From £695–£725 p.c.m. Best suit professionals or visiting academics. Tel.: Oxford 516144.

Wytham Abbey, Oxford. Spacious fully-furnished 2-bedroom apartment with private courtyard and use of walled garden. Part of Grade 1 manor house, 3 miles from city centre, set in 3,000 acres of park and woodland. Fully equipped, luxuriously appointed. Available 1 June. Tel.: Oxford 725015, fax: 724762.

Comfortable warm flat. Recently-refurbished, tastefully-furnished, 1-bedroom flat plus basement in central North Oxford. Very near Port Meadow, convenient for shops, schools, University. Oak-floored dining-room and sitting-room, large carpeted bedroom, fully- fitted kitchen with dishwasher. Washing machine, drier. Bathroom with separate shower cubicle. Gas c.h. Two telephones. TV point. Charming secluded paved garden to rear, small front garden. £950 p.m. Available now Tel.: Oxford 559614.

Luxurious, bright, 3-bedroom apartment on 2 floors in central North Oxford. Near Port Meadow, convenient for University, schools, and shops. Sitting-room, dining-room, modern well-equipped kitchen. Two double bedrooms, 1 single; 2 luxury bathrooms (1 has separate shower). Terrace and paved, well-stocked garden. Beautifully furnished and carpeted throughout. Gas c.h., washing machine, drier, dishwasher, 2 telephones, TV points. Rent £1,450 p.m. Families only. Available from mid-Apr. Tel.: Oxford 559614.

North Oxford (Upper Wolvercote): delightful, self-contained, furnished maisonette overlooking Port Meadow and Oxford canal. Spacious refurbished accommodation on 2 levels. Gas c.h. Available end Apr. 1999. £650 p.c.m. Tel.: Oxford 512906.

Self-contained flat in very quiet surroundings. Newly decorated and furnished. Lockable garage and off-street parking. Suit mature single person needing peace and quiet. Godstow Road (off Woodstock Road). Available 31 Mar. 1999. £485 p.c.m. Jill Loveday, tel.: Oxford 558482.

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 now.): 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.

Room available in house in East Oxford. Third person to share. Sitting-room, garden, gas fire, street parking. £200 p.c.m. Contact Michael Burnham, tel.: 0778 8648560, or the owner, Mrs Grimsley, tel.: 01452 813282.

Delightful rooms, Norht 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.

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Accommodation Sought

Visiting professor and wife need 2-bedroom, fully-furnished apartment/flat, with c.h., laundry facilities, parking garage; near to Oxford University; for period 1 July–30 Nov. 1999. Responses to Dr H.T. Debas, 240 St Francis Blvd, San Fransisco, CA 94127, USA. Fax: (415) 502 0317, e-mail:

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:

Doctor and family on sabbatical from Australia need furnished and equipped home, 3+ bedrooms, commuting distance to John Radcliffe Hospital, from 1 Aug. for approximately 4 months. Tel.: 61 3 9824 0998, e-mail: Local contact (Prof. Foex) tel.: Oxford 727342.

Visiting lecturer seeks accommodation for the Trinity Term. Please contact Dr Andrew O'Shaughnessy, tel.: 01223 301458 (or 01273 818421 after 1 Apr.).

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:, Internet site:

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: Alternatively, we would invite you to visit our Web site at: and see how we could be marketing your property.

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Accommodation Offered for 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:

To let during sabbatical leave mid-Sept. 1999–early Jan. 2000. Four- bedroom house just south of Summertown and within walking distance of university and city centre. Gas c.h., washing machine, drier, dishwasher, 2 telephones, garden. Close to schools. Start date could be flexible. £1,000 p.c.m., or exchange for 3/4-bedroom house in Sydney, Australia, within easy reach of University of Sydney. For more details, please tel.: Oxford 554556 (p.m.), e-mail:

Accomodation Sought for Rent or Exchange

Visiting professor requires accommodation for 2 adults and 2 children, May and June. Strong preference for North Oxford, but will consider others within walking distance of the city centre. Will consider house swap, current residence is a 4-bedroom house in Concord, Massachussettes (suburban Boston), and is well suited for small children. Contact Bill Wilhelm, tel.: 001 617 552 3990, e-mail:

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Summer Let

Available in August: light and spacious semi-detached house in south Oxford. Close to city centre (10 minutes by bicycle—2 available). Two bedrooms, 2 reception, kitchen/dining-room, bathroom, garden. Fully furnished and equipped. Overlooks open country from the back. Frequent bus service. Prefer 1 or 2 persons. Resident cat to be fed. £450 p.c.m. for 1, £700 p.c.m. for 2. Tel.: Oxford 728111, e-mail:

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Holiday Lets

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

Lizard Peninsula, Cornwall. Self-contained accommodation in delightful 18th-c. house. spacious and well equipped. Sleeps 5. Garden; close to the sea. Easy access to all the attractions of West Cornwall. For colour brochure, tel.: 01326 280216.

Mainland Greece—Gulf of Corinth. Self-contained, 1-room, apartment in converted stone building in charming seaside village. Sleeps 2. Close to Delphi, Mt Parnassos, and Peloponnese. Available May–June, and Sept.–Nov. £100 p.w. Tel.: 01491 824657.

Crete: a tradiational 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. Situated in the quiet area of the 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.

Skopelos, Skiathos, and Alonissos. Lovely island houses available for rent in town, country, and seaside locations, sleeping 2–8 persons. Prices from £39 per person p.w. For brochure, tel.: +30424 22947, fax: +30424 23057, e-mail:

Traditional Andalusian house in mountain village. Sleeps 6. Immaculate and newly furnished, spacious with large roof terrace overlooking orange groves and hills. Dishwasher, washing machine. Sea 25 minutes; Granada 20 minutes. Sierra Nevada peaks 40 minutes. Summer: £380 p.w., otherwise £250 p.w.—both inclusive of linen and cleaner. Tel.: Oxford 515778.

Andalucia, Gaucin. Divided house with pool to let. Magical Medieval village with stunning landscape. Our house is at the front of the village with unobstructed views past Gibralter and the Med. to the Rif mountains of Morocco. Excellent walking and bird watching. Visit Granada, Cordoba, Ronda, Seville, Cadiz, and Morocco. Reduction long let. Dr Campbell. For brochure, tel.: Oxford 513935, e-mail:

Tuscany, Italy. Charming, seventeenth-century farmhouse in unspoilt mountain village with magnificent views. Spacious accommodation, fully modernised, with lovely garden and swimming pool. Near Lucca; easy access to Pisa and Florence. Sleeps 8–10. Not available Aug. Tel.: 0181 446 4913.

Charming terrace house for short and long lets in conservation zone of unspoilt Southwold (Suffolk), seconds from the sea. Sleeps 4+. Marvellous area for walking, cycling (2 bicycles available), church visiting, bird watching, and pub hopping. Tel.: Oxford 513464 (evenings).

Tuscany: farmhouse around beautiful medieval village of Loro Ciuffenna near Florence, Sienna, and Arrezo. Two bedrooms, attic, 2 bathrooms, terrace. £375 p.w. (July/Aug. £410 p.w.). Other farmhouses to rent and apartments with swimming pool. For details, tel.: 0171 3282454, e-mail:

Modernised fisherman's cottage in courtyard with tiny garden, 50 yards from seawall, short walk to harbour and Falmouth ferry. Ideal for children; sleeps 5; non-smokers. Some dates available, tel.: Oxford 512679. n

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Flats for Sale

Two North Oxford flats. (1): quiet, well-appointed, in elegant 1930s purpose-built block, set in gardens off the Woodstock Road, with parking. Bedroom, sitting-room, kitchen, bathroom, c.h., sanded wood floors. £85,000. (2): Huge elegant flat in prestigious Grade II listed house. Three bedrooms, enormous drawing-room/dining-room, kitchen, bathroom, separate cloakroom, kitchen, c.h. Share beautiful gardens and private parking. Leasehold with shared freehold. £300,000. Contact Eileen Polgreen, tel.: Oxford 512802.

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