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Oxford Basketry Friends will host a lecture by Mary Butcher entitled `Eel-Traps Without Eels' on Thurs. 8 Oct., 7.30 p.m., at the Friends Meeting House on St Giles. Drawing on her paper to the Crafts Council Conference (1997), the speaker will make a case study an eel trap made by the distinguished basket maker David Drew, investigating the mysterious process by which an animal trap has been transformed into a work of art. The lecture is open to all, and may be of particular interest to students of material culture. Admissions £2. Enquiries to Jo Gilmour, tel.: Oxford 248576.

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Southern Sinfonia Chamber Ensemble will be performing Shostakovitch, Tchaikovsky, and Mendelssohn on 4 Oct., 7.30 p.m., in the Holywell Music Room. Tickets £8 (concessions £5) available from Blackwells Playhouse Ticket Office, tel.: Oxford 261384, or at the door.

Tuition Offered

Italian and German intensive weekend courses at Brookes University: German for Skiers, 28 and 29 Nov. (closing date: 2 Nov.); Italian, 5 and 6 Dec. (closing date: 9 Nov.). £40 for full-time students, £50 non-students, to inc. 8 hours' tuition and all teaching materials. Contact Jackie Brumwell, Oxford Brookes Language Services, Oxford Brookes University, Gipsy Lane Campus, Headington, Oxford OX3 0BP. Tel.: Oxford 483692, e-mail:

d'Overbroeck's College Open Morning, Sat. 17 Oct. (10 a.m.–12.30 p.m.). Entry at age 13 into year 9; at 16 into the sixth-form. Highly interactive teaching, excellent results, and positive environment. Beechlawn House, 1 Park Town, Oxford OX2 6SN. Tel.: Oxford 310000.

Fencing Club for boys and girls aged 9–13. Sat. 2–3.30 p.m. in Summertown, Oxford. First two sessions free; no obligation to continue. National Foil Coach as tutor. Contact Malcolm van Biervliet. Tel.: Oxford 514906 (after 6 p.m.).

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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.

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:

Jungian Analyst, UKCP registered. Joanne Spilios, 99 Woodstock Road, Oxford. Tel.: 07020 921286.

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:

Long established Oxford builder (25 years). Property maintenance, renovation, extensions. Every aspect of the building trade covered. Free estimates. Academic references available. Richard Edwards. Tel: Oxford 343562.

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Domestic Services

Blue House, a small, intimate nursery for children 2–5 years, established 10 years. Open Mon.–Fri., 8.30 a.m.–5.30 p.m., full or half- days. NNEB staff. All pre-school activities inc. numeracy and literacy skills to prepare children for school entry. Short-term vacancies for visiting academics. Call Kimberley for further information, or come to visit. Tel.: Oxford 247877.

Nanny share offered. Academic couple, living in Oxford with young daughter (born Feb. 1998) offer full-time share of wonderful (experienced, well qualified) nanny. Tel.: Oxford 247314 (after 3 p.m.), e- mail:

Mature and cheerful person required to collect 5 year-old from school in Woodstock Road, and supervise tea and activities at home nearby. Hours 3–5.30 p.m. term time, to start at once. References required. Tel.: Oxford 511078.

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

Clerk of Works: an Oxford College is seeking to appoint a Superintendent of Works to take over from the present post holder in Nov. 1998. Salary and benefits package in the region £25,000. Suitably- qualified candidates should contact the Assistant Bursar for a job application form and further particulars. St Edmund Hall, Oxford OX1 4AR, tel.: Oxford (2)79005.

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Houses to Let

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.

Fully-furnished 3-bedroom terrace house. Gas c.h. Close to Brookes University, Headington. Available for 4 months from mid-Oct. Tel.: Oxford 764394.

An end-terrace, ideally located, newly furnished Victorian house in Jericho. Two bedrooms, first-floor bath, conservatory, courtyard garden. Available from early Oct. One-year rental at £800 p.m. Tel.: Oxford 554507.

Available 17 Nov. 1998: house in quiet court off Iffley Road, Oxford. Lounge-diner, fitted kitchen, bathroom, 2 double bedrooms. Furnished; gas c.h.; parking. No students, smokers, or pets. Suit individual, family, or sharers (2 couples max.). £695 p.c.m. Tel.: 01628 486756.

Kidlington: to let unfurnished. Semi- detached house with hall, 2 reception, kitchen, 3 bedrooms, bathroom, carpets, curtains, domestic appliances, c.h., gardens, and parking for 3 cars. £680 p.c.m. King and Woolley Estate Agents, tel.: 01608 642111.

Small furnished cottage, semi-detached, in private garden in beautiful countryside. Oxford 14 miles, Charlbury station 3 miles. Buses in all directions half a mile. Ideally suited for 1 person. Available end Sept. £380 p.m. Tel.: 01608 677527.

Fully-furnished 3-bedroom Victorian house in East Oxford, to let from mid-Oct. Light and spacious, recently modernised with all mod. cons, retaining many original features (old wooden floors, genuine Vistorian bed). Stylishly decorated, close to shops and bus stop for city centre (5 minutes). £750 p.m. Tel.: Oxford 724178 (home), 484141 (work).

Large family house, central North Oxford. Detached Victorian residence with 6 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 3 reception rooms/diner, and garden. Part furnished. £1,600 p.c.m. plus services and Council Tax. Styles and Whitlock, tel.: Oxford 244637.

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

Central North Oxford, 10 minutes walk from city centre, all main University buildings and parks and very close to river, flat available now. Exceptionally well-furnished and comfortable first-floor flat in extremely quiet, civilised, large Victorian house in exclusive, leafy, residential Victorian suburb, with large light airy rooms. Double bedroom, drawing-room, kitchen, bathroom. Off-street parking; large secluded garden. Regret no children or pets. Tel./fax: Oxford 552400.

Norham Gardens, Park Town—a delightful ground-floor apartment: lounge, fitted kitchen, bathroom, double bedroom, and single room. Parking, communal laundry facilities, newly decorated throughout. Offered on a part or fully-furnished basis. Available from 1 Oct., £795 p.c.m. Runyards, tel.: Oxford 723557.

Studio flat, kitchen and bathroom, central North Oxford, in quiet academic household. To let for 12 months from 1 Oct., to pop-music-hating graduate/professional person. Rent £320 p.c.m., inc. c.h. and lighting, exc. other electricity and telephone. Tel.: Oxford 552209, evenings or weekend.

Beautiful new 2 double-bedroom apartment, Abingdon Marina. Ground floor, all mod. cons. Undercover parking. £675 p.c.m. Tel.: Oxford 374491.

Furnished first-floor flat in converted barn; 1 double bedroom with double and single bed, L- shaped living-room/kitchen, own bathroom. Oxford 7 miles. £430 p.c.m., all inc. Mrs Hutton. Tel.: Oxford 407490.

Attic flat to let: large bed-sitting room with balcony—lovely views. Kitchen, bathroom. Off-road parking. Shotover nearby. 1 mile from ring-road in village of Horspath; easy access to Headington hospitals, Brookes University, routes into city. £395 p.c.m. Tel.: Oxford 875741.

North Oxford : large, furnished, 2- bedroom flat with study and c.h., walking distance from University, colleges, and city centre. Near Wolfson College. Available from Oct. £875 p.m. Tel./fax: Oxford 559408, e-mail:

Boars Hill, near Oxford: self-contained luxury flat overlooking garden. Suit single person or couple. Fully-furnished with private telephone and use of garden and garage. Available 1 Sept. £400 p.c.m., inc. c.h., cooking, and hot water. Tel.: Oxford 735304.

Summertown: well-presented, first-floor, 1-bedroom apartment in Marston Ferry Court with well- equipped kitchen and dishwasher. Off-street parking. Excellent location close to the shops and sports complex and within walking distance of the University centre. Available from early Oct., £620 p.c.m. Tel.: Oxford 311011, fax: 556993, e-mail:

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Accommodation Offered

Delightful lodgings off Walton Street, suit one person or couple. Non-smoking. No pets. £700 p.c.m. inc. of bills. Tel.: Oxford 510775 (day), or 01869 340358 (evenings).

Quiet, academic owner is looking for non-smoking, quiet, visiting academic/mature graduate student to share light, spacious, and fully-equipped house with garden in south Oxford from Oct. Rent £90 p.w. all inc. except for telephone. There are two cats. Dr Francis O'Gorman. Tel.: Oxford 725435, e-mail:

One or two rooms to let in large, pleasant, country house near Abingdon, from Sept. Excellent bus services to Oxford and local towns. Tel.: 01235 848356 (evenings or weekends).

Accommodation in North Oxford, available from Oct. Bedroom and study plus use of bathroom and kitchen. Short let to Christmas only. Suit non-smoking academic. £250 p.c.m. Tel.: Oxford 553850 or 0151- 427 5960.

Two rooms to let in period town house near Carfax. Shared use of kitchen and bathrooms. £100 and £70 p.w. For appointment to view, tel. Oxford 242133.

Sunny bedsit to let in prime location—central North Oxford, Kingston Road. Convenient for everything. £60 p.w., no bills. Available Sept. Tel.: 01235 221125.

Non-smoking female professional to share large furnished period house in centre of Woodstock with existing female tenant. Six months■ initial tenancy from 16 Oct. Rent £415 p.c.m. Tel.: 01993 813929 (evenings).

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.

Near Abingdon: comfortable detached house; furnished, suit 4 quiet professionals 30+, non- smokers, M/F, or 1 larger family. Four double bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, south-facing garden and conservatory, country views. Ample parking. From £250 p.m. plus bills. Tel.: Oxford 391438.

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

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:

Ten garden pots and 20 herbs are looking for a new place to live. University administrator wants to buy 2/3-bedroom house (gas c.h., wooden floors, garden) in East Oxford, Iffley Fields, or village north/east of Oxford. £100,000–£115,000. No chain. Please write to: Ms Anja Flender, University of Oxford, Medical School Office, John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford OX3 9DU.

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.

Academic couple from Switzerland planning a 3-year research stay in Oxford from Dec. 1998 seeks unfurnished house/flat with garden (2 bedrooms, living-room, study, equipped kitchen, 1 bathroom), preferably Marston or Headington but other locations considered. Monthly rental up to £650. Local references available. Contact Dr Stephan Gadola, Neubadstrasse 159, CH-4054 Basel. Tel.: +4161 302 58 08, fax: +4161 421 01 01, e-mail:

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Accommodation Exchange

Perth, Western Australia. house-swap available for accommodation in/near Oxford, Nov. 1998–Feb. 1999 (flexible). Large family house in quiet suburb 10–15 minutes from city centre and beautiful beaches. Pleasant garden, outdoor area, barbecue. Air conditioning. Easy drive to University of Western Australia; car available. Tel.: Oxford 762948, e- mail:,

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Holiday Lets

Idyllic watermill, central France. Secluded off-the-beaten-track location. Sleeps 8/10. Own stretch of river. Ideal autumn or spring break. Also available summer. Tel./fax: 0181-940 2395.

Flat in Rome: 2 bedrooms, living/dining- room, bathroom. Sleeps 4. Linen provided. Five minutes' walk Tuscolana station (linked airport, regular service); buses to City centre. Underground (5 minutes) connected Spanish Steps (15 minutes) and St Peter's (20 minutes). Weekly rent (inc. all expenses) £285 (whole apartment) or £200 (1 bedroom). Contact J. Madge, Via S. Pietro 17, 02041 Casperia, Rieti, Italy. Tel.: 0039765 63518, e-mail:

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.

Barga, Italy: beautifully-restored 16th- c. house in walled Barga, sleeps 6. All mod. cons, terraces, stunning mountain views, walks. Lucca 1 hour, Florence 1.5 hours, Siena, San Gimignano a morning■s drive. Autumn in northern Tuscany is spectacular! Baldwin, tel./fax: 0171 727 8759.

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Houses for Sale

France. Stone house overlooking the unspoilt Tarn River and valley near Albi, Aveyron, France. The house (former `maison de vigne') is in a tiny hamlet (1 neighbour) and has a terrace, 2 rooms (1 up, 1 down) and has been modernised with separate w.c. and shower room. Ideal walking and cycling country. Shopping in Requista 12km distant. Price £25,000. Tel.: 01608 677252.

Cumnor. Modern, detached, 6-bedroom house at top of Cumnor Hill. Detached, on a 0.2 acre plot, it has 6 bedrooms, 3 reception rooms, kitchen/diner, 2 bathrooms, and a shower room. Outside; a 10m x 5m heated swimming pool, ornamented pond, gardens, double garage, and extensive parking. £275,000. Tel.: Oxford 863453, further details at:

Popular East Oxford area, close to main bus routes and short walk from shops, restaurants, and other facilities in Cowley Road. End of terrace house, built 1920s/30s, with gas c.h. Two double bedrooms, large kitchen/diner, conservatory, and sitting-room with open fire. Good-sized gardens with ample off-street parking. Ideal for professionals or students. Offers in region £92,000. Tel.: Oxford 725304.

Six-bedroom family home, North Oxford, south-facing garden near schools and transport. Available spring 1999. £300,000; furnishings negotiable. Tel.: Oxford 557233. n

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Flats for Sale

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.

Thame: 13 miles from Oxford, easy acces M40 and rail links. Stylish, secure, 2-bedroom apartment. £89,950. To view, tel.: 01844 214410 (answerphone).

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Properties for sale at Oxford Waterside

Central North Oxford/Jericho. Classically styled homes built by nationally renowned quality house-builders, Berkeley Homes. Properties available include: 2-bedroom apartments from £118,500; 3-bedroom, 2-bathroom houses from £169,500; 4-bedroom, 3-storey houses with garages from £275,000. Marketing suite and show homes open daily, 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Tel.: Oxford 311449, or 726000/515000 (joint selling agents, Savills and Thomas Merrifield).

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For Sale

Three-quarter size cello; German; solid wood (1974); ebony fittings. 3/4 size bow. Dominant strings. New soft case. £750 o.n.o. Tel.: Oxford 556892.

IBM-compatible 4865 x 25 computer, 4 MB RAM. Colour monitor, keyboard, mouse, external modem. Windows 3.11 installed. £200. Also HP Deskjet printer for computer, £90. Ideal for student/homework. Tel.: Oxford 862037 (6–8 p.m.).

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