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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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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

Efficient medical secretary offering an efficient, personal, and reliable secretarial support for professional and medical personnel. With fully-equipped home office (computer, printer, e-mail, Internet). Any job undertaken, copy or audio work. For further details, please contact Jackie Webster, tel./fax: Oxford 882499.

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.

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.

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

Frederick and Sudabeh Hine have top quality rugs to clear. Example: new Turkey handknotted rugs from Kars with bold, simple designs in sun-washed colours. Size 2.02 x 1.26 at £219, 2.25 x 1.31 at £264, and 2.53 x 1.49 at £349. Others from Iran and Afghanistan plus some carpets and runners. Tel.: Oxford 559396 any time (central North Oxford).

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

Junior Research Fellowship in Israel Studies. Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies and St Antony's College invite applications for this fixed-term 3-year JRF, with effect from Oct. 1999. The appointment will be in the field of the modern history or politics of Israel. Applicants must already hold a doctorate (awarded within the previous 5 years) or provide clear evidence that the degree will be awarded before taking up the appointment. The appointee will be expected to have a fluent command of modern Hebrew. The duties of the post include teaching as well as research on a substantial project which could be completed within the period of the fellowship. The appointee would normally be elected to a Junior Research Fellowship at St Antony's College. Further particulars may be obtained from the Fellows and Visitors Co-ordinator, Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies, Yarnton Manor, Yarnton, Oxford OX5 1PY. Applications, to include letter of application, detailed research proposal, c.v., and publication list, and 3 letters of recommendation, sent directly to the Fellows and Visitors Co-ordinator, must arrive no later than 10 May 1999.

St John's College, Cambridge: Librarian required. Details of this appointment may be obtained from the Domestic Bursar's Assistant, St John's College, Cambridge CB2 1TP. Tel.: 01223 338687.

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Houses to Let

House in central Oxford close to university parks, science area, and hospitals. Two bedrooms, 2 reception rooms, garden backing onto playing fields. Would suit visiting academic/medical couple. Available from 1 May–30 Sept. £750 p.m. Tel.: Oxford 721344.

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

Central North Oxford: attractively-furnished 4-storey Victorian house in very quiet street, 15 minutes' walk from city centre, quarter mile from river Thames and Port Meadow. Two double bedrooms and 1 single. Two bathrooms (1 with shower, 1 with bath, both with w.c.). Double reception room with stripped pine floor, oriental rugs, and desk. Modern pine kitchen/diner with large table. Dishwasher, fridge, freezer, gas c.h., washing machine, drier, TV, bicycles. Free street parking. £965 p.c.m. including utilities and Council Tax. Available 24 July–4 Sept. Dr Josephine Reynell, tel.: Oxford 516615, fax: 516616.

North Oxford family house in sought-after location, close to schools, hospitals, station, University. Five bedrooms, large kitchen, sitting-room, lovely long south-facing garden, car parking for 2 cars. Furnished. Available from 1 July for 1 year or more. Tel.: Oxford 790640.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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Flats to Let

Iffley village: self-contained furnished 1-bedroom flat with c.h. Suit academic couple. Available 6 Apr. for 6 months; renewable. £530 p.c.m., including Council Tax and all fuel charges. Tel.: Oxford 778335 (after 26 Mar.).

Self-contained 1-bedroom flat, for couple or single person. Fully furnished and equipped, including bed linen. Lovely view. Parking space and lock-up storage for bicycle. Lower Wolvercote. Available from 1 Apr. £550 p.c.m. Tel.: Oxford 452682.

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.

Delightful, large, loft sitting-room/study. Plus double bedroom, separate kitchen, and bathroom. Virtually independent in owner's home. Approximately 10 minutes' walk from City Centre. Suit graduate or young working couple. £450 p.c.m. plus gas and electricity. Tel.: Oxford 241845.

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.

Large top floor room on Osney Island with own bathroom and phone. Sharing house with single parent and disabled child. Quietish mature person with references. Rent negotiable in return for occasional babysitting and/or cleaning. Tel.: Oxford 725974.

Lovely sunny room in comfortable house off the Abingdon Road. £65 p.w. including bills but not phone. The house has 2 bathrooms and a piano. Please contact Alison, tel.: Oxford 723189 for more details.

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.

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Accommodation Sought

Norwegian academic visitor with small family seeks (2)/3-bedroom accommodation within walking/biking distance of city centre, from July/Aug. 1999–July 2000. Will visit Oxford 26/27 Mar. Please contact Rev./Major Bard Maeland, tel.: +47 2262 0232, e-mail: barmaelan@online.no.

Canadian academic couple seeks furnished 1-bedroom Oxford house or flat, within easy reach of the John Radcliffe hospital, from Apr.–Sept./Oct. 1999. Non-smokers, no children, happy to look after after pets or garden. Local references available. E-mail to Dr Rupert Kaul c/o sarah.rowland-jones@ndm.ox.ac.uk, or tel.: 222316.

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. 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.

American family with 3 well-behaved teenage children seek to rent house in North Oxford in July, preferably for the whole month, but shorter periods will be considered. Former Oxford residents. Tel.: Oxford 557932 (Anne de Moor).

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, tel. (Hungary): 00 36 30 9105353, e-mail: Saphier@westel900.net, local contact: tel.: Oxford 727261.

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.).

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Accommodation Sought for Rent or Exchange

Visiting Professor requires accommodation for 2 adults and 2 children for 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, Massachusetts (suburban Boston), and is well suited for small children. Contact Bill Wilhelm. Tel. (USA): 001 617 552 3990, e-mail: william.wilhelm@bc.edu.

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Accommodation Offered for Rent or Exchange

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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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.

Crete: a tradiational Cretan house in Rethimno, superbly renovated to provide space and comfprt in beautifully-furnished surroundings. Elevated vine-covered sitting area with brick barbecue perfect for al fresco 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.

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. £300 p.w. (July/Aug. £350 p.w.). Other farmhouses to rent and apartments with swimming pool. For details, tel.: 0171 3282454, e-mail: kensaat@zoo.co.uk.

House for Sale

North Oxford , within ring road. Lovely 5/6-bedroom Edwardian detached family home. Good decorative order, large garden, off-road parking for several cars, bathroom, shower room, utility room, cloakroom, c.h. Original fireplaces, stripped pine doors. £348,500. Tel.: Oxford 554062 anytime.

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