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Magdalen College School, Oxford

Magdalen College School, Oxford's leading academic day school for boys has a close and long association with the University of Oxford. We accept applications for competitive entry at 7, 9, 11, 13, and 16 years old. Further details are available from the Registrar. Tel.: Oxford 242191. E-mail: The values of the school encompass a love of learning, a sense of responsibility towards each other and the wider community, and a respect for the individuality of each boy. Sport, music, drama and extra-curricular activities play an important part in the life of all pupils.

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The Chamber Choir of Middlebury College, Vermont, USA (director, John Milsom), performs music by Byrd, Weelkes, Brahms, Poulenc, Britten, and Tippett, in the Chapel, Harris Manchester College, Mansfield Road, Mon., 20 Mar., 8 p.m. Admission free.

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`Liberty on the Waterfront: the American Maritime World in the Age of Revolution, 1750–1850'

American History lecture by Professor Paul Gilje, University of Oklahoma, in association with the Rothermere American Institute, week 8, Thur. 9 March at 5 p.m. in the Beit Room, Rhodes House, South Parks Road.

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Oxford University Newcomers' Club

This club exists to welcome to Oxford the partners and families of academic visitors and graduate students. Come along to the Club Room at 13 Norham Gardens any Wednesday morning between 10.30 a.m.and 12 noon, from the week before term starts to the week after term, and throughout the Summer vacation, and sample our programme of events and outings.

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The Friends of Oxford Botanic Garden

Grand, millenium plant sale, to be held in the Oxford University Parks, South Parks Road, on Sun., 7 May at 2.30 p.m. Good plants from Friends' gardens, both celebrated and less well-known, also from nurseries and colleges. There will be free horticultural advice from top-notch gardeners, as well as teas and secondhand gardening books. Parking in the St Cross Building, Manor Road. All proceeds go to the fund set up by the Friends of Oxford Botanic Garden, to put the work of our Education Officer on to a firm footing for the future. The plant sale is one of many efforts to raise the £350,000 needed to establish the Education post.

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Bodleian Shop

See our full range of postcards, greetings cards, and stationery with a difference! Our `Oxford Views' writing paper, using engravings from the John Johnson Collection of Printed Ephemera, is printed in the Bodleian on high-quality conservation paper; A4 size, 16 sheets and 16 envelopes, £5.95. Shop open Mon.–Fri., 9 a.m.–5 p.m., Sat., 9 a.m.–12.30 p.m.

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Tuition offered

Psychoanalytic Observational Studies. Applications are now invited for the October 2000 intake for the Tavistock-model Oxford Observation Course. Modules include a 2-year infant observation, a 2-year young child observation, ongoing work discussion, and theoretical seminars. This part-time, largely evening-based, modular course is conducted in small groups, and can lead to a Postgraduate Diploma/MA from the Tavistock Clinic/University of East London. For details and application form please contact Andrea Watson, 12 Rectory Road, Oxford OX4 1BW, tel.: Oxford 243491. Application should be made before 31 May.

From 24 June–1 July, on the unspoiled Greek island of Kithira, a course will be given on `Scriptwriting:Creating Theatre'. This course is suitable for anyone with an interest in writing for theatre, film, television or radio, and is appropriate for beginners and more experienced writers alike. The emphasis will be on the practical process of writing: the island offers an ideal environment, both for writing, and for testing out of dramatic material. Course tutor: David Mowat. For further details and brochure phone: 02392 830312. E-mail:, website:

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

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Services offered

Town and Country Trees, arboricultural contractors. Tree surgery, felling, planting, hedges, orchard and shrub pruning, stump removal. Fully qualified, fully insured. Tel.: 01869 351540, or 01993 811115.

Responsible, 19-year old Italian girl, currently studying at the Padova Music Conservatory, seeks position as `au pair' in Oxford, mid-July until end Aug. Good at housework, and used to looking after children. Please contact Dr G. Myatt, Dept. of Physics. Tel.: Oxford 273333.

Personal computer consultants, offering 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 also supply our range of personally built, to your specification, KTec computers. We will also supply or source software to match your requirements. For a quality service, matched with competitive prices, tel.: Chris Lewis on Oxford 461222, fax: 461333, e-mail:

Big or small, we ship it all, plus free pick up anywhere in Oxford. Also 24 hour photocopying, private mailing addresses (24 hour access, and mail forwarding worldwide), binding, fax bureau, colour photocopying, mailing services, and much more. Contact or visit Mail Boxes Etc., 266 Banbury Rd., Oxford. Tel.: Oxford 514655, fax: 514656, 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.

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Houses to Let

Temple Cowley, Oxford. spacious, 3-bedroom, newly built, fully carpeted and curtained, town house (unfurnished) with conservatory, available for yearly rental from 1 Apr., for non-smokers. Integral garage, and parking space for 1 other car. Excellent bus service (1 min. walk) to city and railway station (approx. 15 mins.). Generously proportioned sitting room; 3 double bedrooms; 2 bathrooms (1 ensuite); separate cloakroom/WC; large fitted kitchen with washer/drier, built-in oven and hob, fridge/freezer; French doors leading to dining room/conservatory. £950 p.c.m. For more information please contact Katie Enock on + 44 (0) 7940 308765, or Martyn Laycock on + 44 (0) 961 883407; e-mail:

Make finding accommodation easy. Finders Keepers have a dedicated approach to helping you find the right property. Browse through our website for up-to-date detailed information on properties available and make use of our interactive database, priority reservation service (credit cards accepted), personal service and professional advice. For further information please contact Finders Keepers at 226, Banbury Road, Summertown, Oxford OX2 7BY. Tel.: Oxford 311011. Fax: Oxford 556993. E-mail: Internet site:

Charming, self-contained, furnished cottage, attached to old Cotswold house. Beautiful 30-mile open view, in quiet village, 7 mins. from Charlbury Station (11 mins. from Oxford). One double bedroom, 1 single/office, 2 bathrooms, 33ft (10m) long sitting room, conservatory/dining room, kitchen and utility room. Extensive cupboard space. Suit visiting academic/professional, single or couple. Long or short lets considered. Regret no children or pets. £660 p.c.m. Tel.: 01993 878632. Available from 27 Mar.

Fully-furnished, 2-bedroom house in Marston. Living room, gas c.h., gardens, kitchen, microwave, telephone, TV, washing machine. Short cycling distance to city via University Parks. £625 p.c.m. No smokers, no pets. Available 1 Apr., initially for at least 6 months, preferably for 1 year. E-mail: Tel.: ++ 90 312 290 1965.

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:

Central North Oxford. Pretty, light and sunny house, available from Sept.,2000–June/July 2001. Large kitchen/dining/conservatory-garden room, reception, study with piano, 3 bedrooms, bathroom + shower, utility room. All recently decorated, and contains antiques, interesting paintings, plants and pottery. Walled garden and terrace. Free parking. Two bicycles. Easy walking centre, colleges, meadows, shops. Non-smokers please. £1300 p.c.m plus bills. Rent includes garden maintenance. Please ring Thomas on Oxford 510650 eves., or e-mail:

Attractive house available in central Oxford. Rent £800 p.c.m, exc. all bills. Furnished, 2 bedrooms, 1st floor bathroom/shower, large lounge/dining room with period open fireplace, and courtyard garden. Tel.: Oxford 278334 or 554507.

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Flats to Let

Butler Close, central Oxford. Two-bedroom, first floor flat. £650 p.m. Apply: Carter Jonas, 269 Banbury Rd., Summertown. Tel.: Oxford 511444.

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. Exceptionally well-furnished, comfortable flats in extremely quiet, civilised, large Victorian house in this exclusive, leafy, residential Victorian suburb, with large, light, airy rooms. First-floor flat available now, large double bedroom, large drawing room, kitchen, bathroom; ground-floor available from 1 June, 1 double, 1 single bedroom, drawing-room, kitchen, bathroom. Off-street parking and secluded garden. Tel./fax: Oxford 552400.

Central London, SW1–Westminster. Two bedroom/2 bathroom flat in luxury mansion block. £400 p.w. Contact:

Luxury apartments. Brand new 3-bedroom waterfront apartments, furnished to an exceptionally high standard. Superb location with balconies overlooking Port Meadow, and over to Wytham Woods. These apartments are available for short or long lets, and can be available fully serviced. Excellent location for visiting academics, and relocating professionals. Sharers will be considered. For more information please contact Julia or Sophie at, Finders Keepers, tel.: Oxford 311011, e-mail:, or visit our web site at:

Jericho. Enjoy being in the heart of the city in this beautiful new studio apartment. Recently converted, this bijou residence boasts stripped wooden floors, fully fitted high quality kitchen, and is furnished to an exceptional standard. This apartment is available now. For more information please contact Julia at, Finders Keepers, 226 Banbury Road, Summertown, Oxford OX2 7BY. Tel.: Oxford 311011, e-mail:, or visit our web site at:

Murray Court, Banbury Rd, Oxford. Very spacious (200 sq yds.), quiet, first floor flat. Three double bedrooms, 2 bathrooms (1 ensuite). Fully furnished to high standard, gas c.h., garage, garden. Within short walking distance Science Area, University Parks and city centre. Non-smokers only. Tel.: Brooks Property Management, Oxford 728597, fax: 794606.

Short-let apartment. Luxury, self-catering, 1 bedroom apartment available for short lets, minimum 1 week. Ideal for visiting academics, business people, or for holidays. Next to River Thames yet only 5 mins. walk to city centre. It is an ideal location. Recently refurbished to a very high standard. One double bedroom, newly fitted bathroom, lounge/diner, with T.V., video, sofa bed etc., and new kitchen with dishwasher, fridge, washer/drier, and microwave. By taking advantage of the sofa bed it will accommodate up to 4 people. £500 p.w. inc. fresh linen and cleaning once a week, heating and electricity. Oxford Riverside Apartments, tel.: Oxford 310782, fax: Oxford 310649, or:

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Accommodation Sought

Clean, professional female seeking room to let in house or flat in Headington, central or east Oxford area. Partially or fully furnished accommodation required from 5 June for 6 months +. References available on request. Evening tel.: Oxford 875415, or e-mail:

Visiting Norwegian professor and family seek 2- (or more) bedroom, furnished, house/flat to let in Oxford, approx. 1 June–5 Aug. Professor Joergensen. Tel.: 47 755 17684 e-mail:

Swiss Professor and wife (non-smokers), seek a well appointed, centrally located, 1 bedroom, furnished flat or similar in Oxford for 4 months from June—Sept., 2000. Please contact: Professor Walter Gander, e-mail: Tel.: + 41 1 632 7430, fax: + 41 1 632 1620, or Shirley Day, e-mail:, tel.: Oxford 273885.

New Zealand academic couple (non-smoking) on sabbatical leave, seek flat or house within cycling distance of city centre, from Apr.,2000 until Jan.,2001. Garden, character desirable. Tel.: 01223 741185 or e-mail:

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

Two single rooms available in comfortable, quiet, friendly house in South Oxford (next to Hinksey Park). Suitable for professional, or mature student females, non-smoking. £260 p.c.m (inc. bills but exc. phone), and £170 p.c.m for small room for weekday let only (inc. bills, exc. phone). Contact:, or tel.: Oxford 244797 (eves.).

Finders Keepers specialises in managing your home and investment. With our 27 years' experience we assure you of a high level of service from dedicated and professional letting and management teams. Many of our landlords have remained with us since we opened and are still reaping the benefits of our high standards of property management. if you would like details of our services please contact Finders Keepers at 226 Banbury Road, Summertown, Oxford OX2 7BY. Tel.: Oxford 311011, fax: Oxford 556993, e-mail: Internet site:

North Oxford - Summertown. Mid-size room to let in beautiful house with garden, shared with 2 professionals (26/32); would suit mature student, or professional (non-smoker). £280 p.c.m. plus share of bills. Available from approx. 1 Apr. Tel.: Oxford 514650 (Ulf and Regine) or Oxford 274616 (Ulf).

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Accommodation Sought to Rent or Exchange

My wife and I, and another couple, will be attending Lincoln College from 1 July–15 Aug., and seek a 2 bedroom apartment or house to share within a mile of campus for that time. We are interested in renting, or in swapping apartments for the summer—we have a wonderful 1- bedroom, free-standing apartment in Ross, CA, USA, in Marin County on the campus of The Branson School. Car available as well. Ross is centrally located 30 mins., between San Francisco, Berkeley, and wine country. Please e-mail Jeff Symonds at:, or PO Box 887, Ross CA, 94957, USA.

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Summer Lets

Family home to let from 8 July until middle–end Sept. North Oxford, within ring road, fully furnished, 4 bedrooms, off-street parking for 2 cars. Interested in either letting to a family or having one person or couple house-sit for considerably reduced rent. For further information telephone or fax Oxford 553617.

Recently renovated house in St John Street, central Oxford, available from 13 May–15 July. Four bedrooms, 2 studies, 2 bathrooms, 3 reception rooms, well equipped kitchen and utility room, garden. Willing to consider shorter periods. Tel.: Oxford 513009 or e-mail:

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Holiday Lets

Pembrokeshire Coast: Farmhouse (4 bedrooms) and Barn (3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms). Log fires, panoramic views, spectacular cliff walks. National Trust beaches. £100–£440 p.w. Tel.: Isobel Cox on 01923 856114, or see the photos and other details at:

South of France, Languedoc-Roussillon: 4 architect-designed apartments with private patios (3 for two persons, 1 for four) set in grounds of old country house; splendid garden, large swimming-pool; located in a peaceful corner of village with shops nearby; between Beziers and Narbonne, close to Canal du Midi and 20 minutes from the Mediterranean. Situated in an area of great cultural interest, producing wine among the best in France. Brochure from Paradix/Glennie, 2 Impasse du Presbytère, F-34440, Nissan-lez-Enserune, France. Tel.: 00 33 4 67 37 63 28, fax: 00 33 4 67 37 63 72.

Tarn-et-Garonne. Fine, old stone house, lovingly restored, many original features, large garden. Situated in friendly, rural village, with shops, post office, cafe, and tennis court, within easy reach of Cordes, Albi, Njac, Gaillac. Sleeps 6/8 in comfort. Separate bathroom and shower, up- and downstairs WC, dishwasher, washing machine. Good walking, riding, canoeing, restaurants, markets and local colour. Colour photos. Tel.: Oxford 515311.

North Cornwall. This lovely old farmhouse (c. 1800) has been caringly divided to provide 2 holiday cottages of great character. A wonderful setting for nature lovers, the River Allen, which is a designated site of `special scientific interest', flows past the meadows of this 10-acre smallholding. Only 5 miles from the coast, a short drive will take you to the lovely old fishing village of Port Isaac. Polzeath and Boscastle are within 9 miles. Walkers and cyclists cana enjoy Bodmin Moor and the Camel Trail is just a short drive. Lounge with woodburner, well equipped kitchen/diner, 2 bedrooms (1 double, 1 twin), bathroom/w.c. Full night storage heating. Linen, cot/high chair provided. Regret no pets. £166–£419 p.w. Tel.: 01208 850280 for more details.

Tranquil Umbria. Luxury flat for 2, to let weekly. Large shaded terrace, lovely garden, stunning views. Perugia 15 minutes, Assisi 30 minutes, by car. For further information tel.: 01344 779731.

Tuscany. Family-owned Wine Estate, producing highly recognised wines, olive oil and cheese, offers ancient farmhouse and apartments, accommodating 2 up to 12 plus. Pool, secluded rural setting, half hour central Florence. Tel./fax: (0039) 055 824 9120, e-mail: `Fattoria Corzano and Paterno'.

Self-catering accommodation 5 minutes walk to city centre. We have 4-bedroom self-contained flats to let from July to Sept., fully equipped kitchens for groups or families. Close to shops, restaurants and buses. A 24-hour lodge with CCTV. Pleasant gardens in tranquil surroundings. Use of the adjacent sports ground. Washing machines on site. Free off-road parking. For rates tel./fax Oxford 725364.

Brittany. Lovingly restored stone farmhouse, in rural position near Concarneau, Quimper. Cathedral ceiling, huge fireplace, beautiful garden, comfortably furnished with antiques. Sleeps 7/8. Good walking, cycling, sightseeing, markets, restaurants, and within 1/2 hour of wonderful sandy beaches. £350 p.w., £1,100 p.m. Tel.: 00-1-(716) 381-6134, e- mail:

What price Paradise? Three bedroom, 2 bathroom family house on Sydney Harbour. Patio, barbecue, garden, leading on to Forty Baskets Beach for sailing, swimming, bush-walking. Close to Manly for surf, restaurants, and ferries to Downtown Sydney (30 mins.,). Available June, July, August, Sept., 2000. £4,000 (£1,000 p.c.m.). Tel.: 01264 772334 or e- mail:

Crete. A traditional Cretan house in old town Rethimno, superbly renovated to provide space and comfort in beautifully furnished surroundings. Elevated, vine-covered, sitting area with brick barbecue—perfect for alfresco dining. It is in a quiet area, and close to long, sandy beach, taverns, shops, and the many interesting sights in and around this historic area. Sleeps 4 (1 double, 1 twin). Available all year round. £280 p.w., £1000 p.m. All linen, electricty and cleaning inc. Tel./fax: Nikolaos Glinias, 0030 831 56525, e-mail:

Czech Republic: fairytale woodland cottage only half an hour from Prague, available May–Oct. Sleeps 4+. Lovely lake for swimming, boating, surf-boarding. Views, walks, wood-fires, mushrooms, castles. Good food and wine still a bargain. English-speaking owner. From £260 p.w. Tel.: 0171-373 0667.

Dordogne and Rome holiday rentals. Stone house in an acre of garden in the Dordogne, France, with a fabulous 270 degree panorama (sleeps 8/10). Also Rome, Italy, marble floored flat (4/5) and 19th-c., country farmhouse with lovely views, 45 mins. from Rome and 2 hrs to Florence (sleeps 4 with downstairs rooms available to sleep 4 more). Prices vary from £250–£550 p.w. Private owner. Tel.: 01223 353603 for details.

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For Sale

Human Instincts Explained, by Nils K. Oeijord. Price $10.95, paperback, 144 pp. Published by Vantage Press, Inc., New York. ISBN: 0-533- 13127-8. `Human Instincts Explained' explains and makes a list of the human instincts - for the first time in history.

Three-bedroom house, built 1936, in quiet North Oxford road. Two airy reception rooms with varnished floors, one with fireplace. New heating system. Large south-facing garden with lots of roses. Near shops and post office; 3 minutes' walk to one of Oxford's largest parks. Guide £180,000. E-mail: Pictures at:

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