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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 a.m.–12 noon, from the week before term starts to the week after term.

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Tuition Offered

French tuition: private tuition by experienced and qualified native speaker. All levels from beginners to advanced. Group and individual teaching. GCSE and A level revision. Unlimited `on-line' support. Contact Xavier Schoenmaeckers, tel.: Oxford 771360, e- mail:

Piano tuition. Experienced teacher of adults and children. All grades, beginners welcome. Contact Miss P. Read BA (Hons) LRAM; Jericho. Tel.: Oxford 510904.

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Services Offered

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.

Translations: English–French or English–German, by talented multi-linguist. Any text accepted inc. technical. Tel.: 01993 850658, e-mail:

Frederick and Sudabeh Hine have top quality hand-knotted Persian carpets for disposal at exceptionally low prices. Old Afghan carpets, marvellous reds in classic elephant's foot design, approx. 3m x 2m and upwards from £475. Some rugs from Iran, both old and new, starting at £89. Distinctive Baluch runners from around £275. Call 16 Linton Road, North Oxford, but please ring first, tel.: Oxford 559396.

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:

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:

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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.

St Paul's Nursery, Somerville College, 119a Walton Street. Full- and part-time places available now, Mon.–Fri. 9 a.m.–5 p.m., for children over 2 years of age; waiting list for those under the age of 2. We aim to promote the health and happiness of all children in our care and to enable them to feel relaxed and secure. Please contact Susan Harland, Nursey Manager, for details and registration forms, or to arrange a visit the nursery. Tel.: Oxford (2)70686.

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Situations Vacant

St John's College Library: Cataloguer. Two-year post (in the first instance), salary (Clerical and Library Grade C4) £12,847–£16,234. The successful candidate will continue the conversion of the Library's post-1800 holdings, have experience in AACR2/MARC standards with Library of Congress Subject headings and OLIS (training can be arranged), and be expected to work accurately and in an organised manner. The library includes collections in Modern Languages and CLassical Literature. Applications with c.v. and names/addresses of 2 referees should be sent to Dr P.M.S. Hacker, St John's College, Oxford OX1 3JP. Applications close 23 Oct.

Volunteer required by Oxfam Archives. The Oxfam Archivist needs an assistant to help sort and organise archived records. A variety of tasks varying in content and length are available and include work on our historic International Programme files and other material. Volunteers should be thorough and methodical in their approach.

Brasenose College require a Bursary Assistant. Main duties include general finance, administration, and assisting students. Good communication skills essential. Salary (University scale 3) £11,294–£13,465 depending on experience. Free lunches, contributory pension. Applications in writing, including names/addresses of 2 referees (and marked `Confidential CA'), to The Accountant, Brasenose College, Oxford OX1 4AJ, from whom further particulars are available. Applications close: 22 Oct.; interviews in week of 26 Oct.

The Bodleian Library offers daily tours of its historic buildings by volunteer guides. Full training is given. If you have up to 2 hours p.w. to give, please contact Dr Judith Thomas, Assistant Secretary to the Library. Tel.: Oxford (2)77224 or (2)77188, fax: (2)77189, e-mail:

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Houses to Let

Fully-furnished Victorian house, c.h., close to the city centre, 5 bedrooms, sitting-room, dining-room, bathroom, 2 showers. Available now. Contact Mrs Ann White, tel.: Oxford 512865, fax: 310264.

Tenant/house-sitter wanted for house in Headington, 14 Dec. 1998–1 Mar. 1999. Two bedrooms and study. £600 p.m. Tel.: Oxford 761688.

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:; Internet site:

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. One 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: 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

North Oxford : large, furnished, 2- bedroom flat with study, refurbished with gas c.h., in pleasant residential area within walking distance of University colleges and city centre. Near Wolfson College. Tel.: Oxford 559408.

High-quality, fully-furnished, ground- floor flat. One double and 1 single bedroom/study. Sitting/dining room, kitchen, bathroom, c.h., garage. £725 p.c.m. Tel.: Oxford 331289.

Summertown: modern self-contained first- floor flat. Two bedrooms, third bedroom/study/dining- room, large sitting-room, bathroom with separate shower cubicle, kitchen/diner, all mod. cons. Double glazed, fully carpeted, linen provided, parking space, gardens all round. Available now. Tel.: Oxford 515301.

New split-level apartment with own front door, parking, garage pos. One double bedroom. living- room, dining area, kitchen, bathroom, study area, no garden. Suit couple/single/mature student, no children or pets. Rent £600 p.c.m. Tel.: Oxford 351566, fax: 351628.

Luxury unfurnished warehouse conversion; c.h., shower and bathroom, 3 bedrooms, 2 parking spaces. Two miles city centre. £825 p.m. Tel.: 0802 226426 (day), 01608 684823 (evenings).

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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.

Large, light, furnished room in thatched cottage on edge of historic village, 9 miles Oxford, regular bus service. Facilities shared with owner. Single person, must be non-smoker. £295 p.c.m. plus telephone. Tel.: 01993 881310, e-mail:

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:

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Accommodation Sought

Senior music teacher; aged 38, female, single, animal lover, non-smoker, is looking for a house- sit from the beginning of November, preferably in Oxford or within 30 miles south of Oxford. Emigrating to Ireland next summer, so prefer longer-term arrangement, but happy to do a series of shorter house-sits. Excellent references. Tel./fax: 01235 772117.

House wanted for rent for 1 week only by a professional family of 5 during the Christmas holidays. Either in Oxford or the surrounding countryside. References provided. Tel.: 01628 418647.

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.

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:, Internet site:

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. n

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Holiday Lets

France: Entre-deux-Mers, St Emilion 15 km. Chambres d'hôtes (B&B) in renovated 18th-c. wine-growing property. Three rooms all with en suitebathroom. Anglo-French hosts, open all year. Evening meal by arrangement. Morris, tel./fax: 00 30 557 84 69 08.

Scottish Highlands, Ardnamurchan: 3- bedroom, Aga-heated, Victorian detached house available to rent. Ideal hideaway. Easy access to beaches, hills, castles, and wonderful walks. £200 p.w. Tel.: 0131 447 5563, fax: 447 9625, e-mail:

Cape Town, South Africa: beautiful bungalow available to rent. Sleeps 8 (4 bedrooms), has large swimming pool; close to Table Mountain, City, Seas, Newlands Sports Grounds, shops at Cavendish Square, Garden Route, and vineyards. From £280 p.w. Tel.: 0131 447 5563, fax: 447 9625, e-mail:

Windrush valley: detached garden cottage available next to Minster Lovell Church. Holiday lets. Tel.: 01993 775630.

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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Houses for Sale

Iffley: in quiet leafy location, less than 2 miles from Carfax and close to excellent bus service. Modern four-bedroom house with an attractive light sitting-room, spacious kitchen-diner, study, bathroom, shower room, and laundry. Garden with shrubs, herb bed and mature trees. Parking for 2 cars. £270,000. Tel.: Oxford 715941.

Upper Wolvercote, Oxford: sunny house in elevated position with garage and large pretty garden. Semi-detached with 3 bedrooms and small study. Upstairs bathroom and w.c.; kitchen/dining-room, living-room, conservatory, downstairs w.c. Extremely convenient location on bus route, in village atmosphere close to Port Meadow and city with its amenities. Tel.: Oxford 451770.

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

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

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.

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