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Art Exhibition

Mary Oglivie Gallery, St Anne's College, Woodstock Road: daily 10 a.m.–4 p.m. until 10 Apr., Paintings and Drawings by Susan Garrington. Visitors are advised to ring the College Lodge beforehand, tel.: Oxford (2)74800.

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Student Vacation Exchange

French Exchange. Diane Deffins, age 16, is keen to spend part of her summer holidays with an English family in Oxford. She is studying arts subjects, and is very keen on drama, but in other ways considers she is normal! She swims, plays tennis, etc. She is willing to pay, but would prefer to receive someone in exchange at her home in St Gaudens in the central Pyrennes. Flexible about dates. Tel.: Oxford 558314, e-mail: richard.briant@materials.ox.ac.uk.

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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

West country artist of national reputation is available to take commission for portraits in oil at reasonable prices. For more details, tel.: Oxford 726124.

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.

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.

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

St Hilda's College: Development Support Assistant required for a very busy office which implements a full programme of fund-raising and alumni relations activities. The appointee will provide administrative, secretarial, and database support, and deal with telephone and written enquiries. Applicants should have an interest in fund-raising and the education environment, be keen and enthusiastic, and have seretarial and computer skills. Familiarity with databases an advantage; along with Word, Excel, and a willingness to learn other computer applications. Salary £13,074–£15,134 (University C4 Grade). Apply in writing (with full c.v., and names/addresses of 2 referees) to Ms Gillian Stanley, Bursar's Secretary, St Hilda's College, Oxford OX4 1DY, from whom further particulars are also available (tel.: Oxford (2)76809). Applications close: 26 Mar.

Reliable, cheerful, competent person able to use word-processor wanted to help retired professor sorting large correspondence and numerous files. Two 2-hour sessions weekly, £6.50 p.h. Please write to Professor Sir Michael Dummett, 54 Park Town, Oxford OX2 6SJ.

William Morris School requires a Nursery Teacher from 12 Apr. 1999, to cover a maternity leave, initially until the second half of the Summer Term. For further details, including job description and candidate specification, please contact the school at the above address. Applications close: Wed., 24 Mar.

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Houses to Let

Walk to colleges: central North Oxford house available from 1 Sept. 1999; furnished. Near Port Meadow; walk to colleges, and train/bus stations. Recently redecorated; desks, filing cabinets, several large closets; secluded garden; 2.5 bathrooms; c.h.; washing machine, drier, telephone, linen, dishes; 2 bicycles. Quiet, suit visiting academics. Two bedrooms: £950 p.m., 3 bedrooms: £1,250 p.m. (inc. bedsit with separate kitchen and entrance). Contact Mackrell (evenings), tel.: Oxford 775567, or Gaston (Canada), tel.: 613 745 1368, fax: 613 745 0299, e-mail: gaston@cyberus.ca.

Family holiday accommodation, central North Oxford: three-quarters of Victorian terrace house (self-contained); sleeps 6–7; attractive, well-equipped rear courtyard; street parking; 10 minutes from city centre; 3 minutes from water meadows and scenic canal route. £400 p.w. inclusive. Tel.: Oxford 559911.

Summertown, in attractive quiet location, convenient for shops, schools, buses. comfortable, well-maintained, detached house; 4 bedrooms, 2 sitting-rooms, dining-room, study, large kitchen, breakfast room, bathroom, shower, 2 w.c.s. Gas c.h.; gardens (gardener included); car space. Available from late Aug. to careful non-smoking family. £1,200 p.c.m. plus bills. Tel.: Oxford 558511.

City centre house with views of Thames, available for 4 months, June–Sept. Fully equipped, 3 bedrooms (2 double, 1 single), 2 bathrooms, gas c.h., garden, garage. £1,000 p.c.m. inclusive of charges except telephone calls. Tel.: Oxford 250462.

North Oxford , near St Antony's College and Port Meadow, 15 minutes' walk from centre. Fully furnished house with 1 double and 2 single bedrooms, 2 living rooms, 2 bathrooms, study with PC and E-mail, nice garden. Small friendly cat. Available 13 July–29 Aug. £275 p.w. or £1,500 for whole period. Tel.: Oxford 515077, e-mail: mollison@cableinet.co.uk.

Two-bedroom, semi-detached house, Harcourt Hill. Available for short to medium term let. Fully furnished and equipped following recent modernisation. Large open-plan living/dining-room, fitted kitchen, utility room, study, c.h., parking. Both bedrooms en suite. For details, contact Ann Rowcliffe at Westminster College Conference Centre. Tel.: Oxford 253358, e-mail: a.rowcliffe@ox-west.ac.uk.

Spacious and beautiful family house available for rent for the month of Aug. All modern facilities; lovely garden; 5 minutes from Summertown shopping area; regular bus service to city centre. Rent £1,200 including all services. Precise dates and rent are flexible and negotiable. Self-contained studio flat attached to main house, suitable for single person, may also be available for same period; £400 inclusive. Contact Professor G.A. Dover, tel.: Oxford 554300 (Wed.–Sun.) or 0116 2523983 (Mon.–Wed. a.m.).

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: alan.bowman@christ-church.oxford.ac.uk.

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: janet.mead@seh.ox.ac.uk, or write to Ms Janet Mead, St Edmund Hall, Queen's Lane, Oxford OX1 4AR.

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: betsy@tasis.demon.co.uk.

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

Central North Oxford, Bardwell Road. Attractive ground-floor flat in Victorian conversion. Two bedrooms (1 double, 1 single), living-room with open plan kitchen, c.h., dishwasher, washing machine, etc., parking, maintained gardens. Short/long let from mid/late- Mar. Tel.: Oxford 510542.

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 1 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.

Available from June 1999: family accommodation in central North Oxford—excellent schools; three-quarters of attractive Victorian well-equipped house; 28-ft. sitting-room; 3 double bedrooms, etc; courtyard garden; parking; 10 minutes' walk to city centre; close to water meadows and scenic canal. £1,100 p.c.m. (excluding bills). Tel.: Oxford 559911.

Two properties, North Oxford, well within ring road. Both quiet, with lovely views to open countryside, near bus route. (1) Self-contained, luxury, open plan accommodation with patio. Suit visiting academic, single/couple. Available from end Apr. £650 p.m. (single), £700 p.m. (couple), including electricity. (2) Beautiful, unusual, open-plan, fully-furnished modern house. Off-street parking and small patio garden. Suit visiting academic/professional couple. £895 p.m. including Council Tax and water rates. Available from July 1999. Regret no children, pets, or smokers. Tel.: Oxford 515085, e-mail: trishaboyd@hotmail.com.

Two furnished rooms. (1) Oxford Road, in quiet, shared, non-smoking, professional house. Amenities shared with 2 other tenants, including kitchen, bathroom, sitting-room, full gas c.h. and garden. £230 p.c.m. inclusive of Council Tax and water rates. (2) Cricket Road, in quiet, shared, professional house. Share use of kitchen and bathroom with 1 other tenant. Full gas c.h. £220 p.c.m. including Council Tax and water rates. Please tel.: Oxford 430595.

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Accommodation Sought

Visiting US academic seeks 1- or 2-bedroom apartment within the ring road from mid-May to mid-Aug. Will be accompanied by husband and infant child. Prefer furnished. Happy to house sit and/or look after pets. Contact through Dr G.M. Henderson, tel.: Oxford 282123, e- mail: gideonh@earth.ox.ac.uk.

Female graduate student seeks accommodation (full board) for period 10 May–10 July 1999, in central Oxford or the Headington area. House-, dog-, or baby-sitting possible. The less expensive the better. Reference from Oxford University professor available. Please contact Regina, e-mail: Saphier@westel1990.net.

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: kdebas@medsch.ucsf.edu.

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.

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: greensil@netspace.net.au. 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.).

Author with family wishes to rent 4-bedroom house in North Oxford, 15 July–15 Aug. 1999. E-mail: doverman@winston.com.

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Accommodation Exchange

House exchange. Dates and length of stay flexible. My house is just outside Portland in Oregon, USA. Two blocks to Pacific University. One block from coach station. Park across the street. Looking for house or flat in Oxford; closer to Carfax the better. I am a member of Christ Church (D.Phil. 1992). Contact Marc Morenco, Dept. of Philosophy, Pacific University, 2043 College Way, Forest Grove, OR, 97116. Tel.: 503 359 2847, e-mail: marencom@pacific.edu.

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Accommodation Offered for Rent or Exchange

Academic couple would like to let out sunny, antique-furnished apartment: 2 bedrooms, dining-room, sitting-room, kitchen, workroom, 1.5 bathrooms. In northern Chicago (Evanston, near Northwestern Univeristy). Let or exchange for accommodation in/near Oxford/London/Cambridge, etc., June–Aug. 1999. Beach, shops, downtown trains, restaurants, services—3 minutes by foot. Contact Calvert-Lee/Kahane, tel.: 1-847/475-7410, e-mail: aka120@nwu.edu.

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.

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: paul.madden@chem.ox.ac.uk.

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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: Majaob@aol.com.

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Holiday Lets

Dordogne, near St Emilion and Bergerac. Traditional rural farmhouse, edge of small hamlet, own pool, garden/field, sleeps 7, simple, comfortable; near vinyards, riding, swimming lake, castles, markets. £400–£470 p.w. Tel.: 01993 881408, fax: 01502 480902.

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.

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: thalpos@otenet.gr.

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: kensaat@zoo.co.uk.

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