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City of Oxford Choir

Mellifluous tenors sought by the City of Oxford Choir. Rehearsals Mon., 7.30--9.30 p.m. in Magdalen College School. Everyone is auditioned but Peter Leech, Conductor, treats tenors particularly kindly (he's one himself). Tel. Peter Leech: Oxford 204431 (mornings only), or Penny Jaques, 724141.

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Tuition Offered

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

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Services Offered

Business Plan Development. If you are in the process of setting up a new company and you believe you could benefit from analytical support and opportunity appraisal in the development of a high quality business plan, a team of MBA students may be available to help you between Jan. and Mar. 2000. In recent years, a number of local and spin-out companies have been helped in this way. Contact Dr Peter Johnson, Exeter College, for more information. Tel.:Oxford (2)79625, e-mail: peter.johnson@exeter.ox.ac.uk.

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Domestic Services

Nanny or shared nanny required to look after one child after school, with the possibility of further work during school vacations. Contact Professor Craig. Tel.: Oxford 277340 (w), or 01608 811145 (h).

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Situations Vacant

Prince of Wales International Centre for Research on Schizophrenia and Depression Department of Psychiatry: applications are invited for 3-year Callahan fellowship to work on molecular approaches to human cerebral growth and development with reference to anomalies in relation to psychiatric disease. Salary £18,915--£26,348 p.a. An interest in the genetics of growth factors, asymmetry determinants, epigenetic control, and recent genomic change (e.g. in relation to the X and Y chromosomes) may be relevant. The appointee will work in a group addressing the problems of genetics of major psychiatric illness. Applications inc. a full c.v. and the names and addresses of at least 2 referees should be sent as soon as possible to Professor T.J. Crow, POWIC, Department of Psychiatry, Warneford Hospital, Oxford OX3 7JX. Tel.: Oxford 226474, e-mail: tim.crow@psychiatry.ox.ac.uk.

The Centre for Medieval and Renaissance Studies seeks to recruit a secretary for its Dean. The CMRS offers a programme of focused study for American honours undergraduates, and seeks to encourage the integration of Christian faith and learning. The successful candidate will be reliable, well-educated, and have a good working knowledge of Apple Mac computers. He or she should exhibit organisational and communication skills, a pleasant telephone manner, ability to deal with the public, and a willingness to take responsibility. Working hours are 9 a.m.--1 p.m. Salary, according to experience and qualifications, will be in the range £7,250--£8,750 for a 20-hour week. Applications in writing with a c.v. and the names of 2 referees should be sent to Ms Suzanne Hevelone, CMRS, St Michael's Hall, Shoe Lane, Oxford OX1 2DP, by Fri. 1 Oct. Further particulars may be requested by letter, fax, or e-mail. Fax: Oxford 243740, e-mail: enquiries@cmrs.org.uk.

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Houses to Let

Charming furnished 2-bedroom cottage in Islip (8 miles from the centre of Oxford). Suit professional couple. Tel.: Oxford 376094 (6--8 p.m.).

Quiet central Jericho house, furnished/unfurnished as required; double bedroom, study/bedroom, large sitting-room, kitchen, bathroom, secluded garden; excellent decorative order; washing- machine, TV, fridge, freezer, dish-washer, telephone. £795 p.c.m. Tel.: 0171-244 0451, mobile: 07801 275976.

Hertford Street: 2-bedroom, 2-reception house; gas c.h.; new bathroom and kitchen (washing-machine, dish-washer, fridge/freezer); new carpets/curtains; redecorated; gardens. No students or DSS. Available Oct., 1 year initially. £750 p.c.m. o.n.o. Tel.: 0181-748 1923, e-mail: george.fieldman@which.net.

Furnished, c.h. coach house in Marston to let from Oct.; 2 bedrooms; near A40, Headington hospitals, and buses; off-street parking. £700 p.m. Tel.: Oxford 244130.

Two houses in east Oxford to let short-term (9--30 Oct., with some flexibility). One house suitable for 1 person or couple. The other can accommodate a family. Both well-equipped and maintained. Rent negotiable. Tel.: Oxford 251447, e-mail: marian@upstart.u-net.com.

Two-bedroom cottage with fireplace in sitting-room, garden and forest walks, 5 miles from Oxford centre. Available 1 Oct.--10 Jan. £450 p.m. inc. water, heat, and electricity. Tel.: Oxford 327358 (leave message).

House available for 6 months' rent; furnished, with piano; gas c.h.; through-plan downstairs; 2 good bedrooms; small walled garden; reasonably central; handy for most colleges and university departments, railway station, and riverside walks. £650 p.c.m. exc. charges. Tel.: Oxford 515095.

Pleasant 1920s house in Florence Park area; 3 bedrooms, bright reception room, modern kitchen and utility room with laundry facilities. On bus route to city centre. Would suit 3 professional people (women preferred). £825 p.m. Available immediately. Tel.: 01932 786205.

Warm, spacious house to let, 2½ miles west of city centre/colleges on bus route, 12 minutes' walk to local supermarket, available 26 Nov.--early Mar. (dates flexible). Only £750 p.c.m. Tel.: Oxford 863651, e-mail: r.hursthouse@open.ac.uk.

Michaelmas Term: originally converted from a stone hay-barn, this cosy cottage has 2 bedrooms, large study, beamed sitting- room, separate dining-room, and spacious kitchen/breakfast room. Situated in a village location the property has a walled garden with secure parking. Suit academic couple. Available now. £825 p.c.m. .Finders Keepers, 226 Banbury Road, Summertown, Oxford OX2 7BY. Tel.: Oxford 311011.

Comfortable, furnished 4-bedroom house on the Woodstock Road, with garage, off-street parking, and pleasant garden, convenient for schools and University. Immediately available. Tel.: Oxford 249579.

Beautiful, unusual, open plan, fully furnished modern house; very quiet, with stunning views to open countryside yet well within the ring-road in North Oxford and near convenient bus route. Off-street parking and small patio garden. Suit visiting academic or professional couple. Regret no children, pets, or smokers. £895 p.m. exc. council tax and water rates. Available from Nov. Tel.: Oxford 515085, e-mail: trishaboyd@hotmail.com.

Make finding accommodation easy. Finders Keepers have a dedicated approach to helping you 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), personal service, and professional advice. 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: http://www.finders.co.uk.

Beautifully furnished house in central north Oxford (Jericho/Walton Manor) to let mid-Oct.–end June, ideal for non-smoking academic or professional couple. Double bedroom, bedroom/study, separate sitting and dining rooms, garden; gas c.h., hi-fi, TV and video, washing machine. Two bicycles and resident's parking permit available. Friendly cat (cat supplies provided) £750 p.c.m. Tel: Oxford 310506, e-mail: h.m.c.grabbe@bham.ac.uk.

North Oxford , four-bedroom detached house, furnished or partly furnished, with large garden. Available Oct. £850 p.c.m.

Dr D. Martin. Tel.: Oxford 559061, e-mail: djlm@aol.com.

Observatory Street, central North Oxford: very small charming house, all mod. cons., available Oct. £800 p.c.m. plus bills. E-mail: ClarkBrund@aol.com, or tel. (after the end of Aug.): Oxford 515608.

Jericho (North Oxford): furnished house available from 1 Sept., for 1 year or less. Walking distance to colleges, shops, bus and train stations; near Port Meadow; c.h.; recently redecorated; desks, filing cabinets, several large closets, secluded garden, 2½ bathrooms, washing-machine, drier, telephone, linen, dishes, 2 bicycles; quiet; suitable for visiting academics. Two bedrooms £950 p.m.; three bedrooms £1,250 p.m. (inc. bedsit with separate kitchen and entrance). Available 31 Dec. for 1 year or less. Tel.: Oxford 775567 (J. Mackrell, evenings); 553679 (Dr Monica); or contact A. Gaston (Canada), tel.: 613 745 1368, fax: 613 745 0299, e-mail: gaston@cyberus.ca.

Quiet modernised terrace house, fully furnished, central North Oxford; c.h., 2 bedrooms, garden. Suitable for visiting academics. Available to let to one or two persons only from mid-Sept. for the academic year. Tel.: Oxford 512747, e-mail: rosaleen@community.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: two fully-furnished flats available immediately; Bardwell Road (near Dragon School), £950 p.c.m.: 2 bedrooms, communal gardens, and off-road parking; Staverton Road, £800 p.c.m.: 1 double bedroom, shared garden/parking. Tel.: Oxford 516171 (answer-phone available).

One-bedroom self-contained and furnished flat available in Kidlington (Garden City) from mid-Sept. Exceptional value at £330 p.c.m. inc. bills. Close to amenities and on central bus route. Also free off-street parking. Suit non-smoker. Unfortunately no children or pets. Tel.: Oxford 376576 (most times).

Osney Island: pretty conservation area close to station and University; bright, modern 2-bedroom flat, furnished; suit professionals; ready beginning of Oct. £690 p.c.m. Garage additionally available. Tel.: 01608 677570.

Central North Oxford: spacious flat, available immediately; double bedroom, living-room, modern kitchen and bathroom; fully furnished. Non-smokers only. £650 p.c.m. Tel.: Oxford 311040.

Woodstock Road, 2 miles from city centre: modern, self- contained, ground-floor flat, fully furnished; open-plan; living room with view and access to large rear garden, double bedroom, kitchen, bathroom; very close to bus-stops; car-parking; available from 1 Oct., 12-month let preferred. £550 p.c.m. plus services. Tel.: Oxford 557684 (evenings).

Southmoor Road, central North Oxford: stylish 1-bedroom flat with small patio available furnished from Oct. for 1 year initially. £585 p.c.m. E-mail: mandywilkins@compuserve.com.

Central North Oxford: large 2-bedroom second-floor apartment, within walking distance of city, schools, and university departments; recently redecorated, this apartment is in a quiet residential area and is suitable for an academic or professional couple. One double and 1 single bedroom, large living-room and views over the communal gardens. Parking available. £850 p.c.m. Tel.: Oxford 302344.

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, ground-floor flat in extremely quiet, civilised, large Victorian house in this exclusive, leafy, residential Victorian suburb, with large, light, airy rooms; 1 double, 1 single bedroom, drawing-room, kitchen, bathroom. Off-street parking; large secluded garden. Tel./fax: Oxford 552400.

Two-bedroom ground-floor flat, Oxford side of Summertown, available from Sept.; sleeps 4, children welcome; beautifully decorated and furnished. Short/vacation lets also available. Contact Sylvia or Nick. Tel.: Oxford 310073 (day) or 461223 (evening/weekend).

One-room basement studio flat in Victorian house south of Summertown; own access through patio; furnished and redecorated, with shower- room, kitchenette, own telephone, TV aerial. To let from 26 July. £370 p.w. inc. of c.h. but exc. electricity. Tel.: Oxford 511500.

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Summer Lets

Central North Oxford: attractive 2-bedroom flat; fully furnished, conservatory, living-room, parking space, private patio; ideal location. Available Aug. and Sept., £200 p.w. Tel.: 01993 811878.

Central North Oxford: attractive 2-bedroom flat; fully furnished, conservatory, living-room, parking space, private patio. Ideal location. Available Aug. and Sept., £200 p.w. Tel.: O1993 811878.

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Accommodation Offered

Paying guests, visiting academics, welcomed for short or long stays in the comfortable home of a semi-retired academic couple in exclusive, leafy, quiet North Oxford, within walking distance of all main university buildings, town centre, theatres and cinemas, and only a stone's throw from parks, river, shops, and restaurants. All rooms have c.h. and alternative heating, colour TV, tea- and coffee-making facilities, microwave, refrigerator or refrigerator availability. Breakfast included in the very moderate terms. Tel./fax: Oxford 557879.

North Oxford : attractive, quiet, self-contained bedsit, with cooking facilities, fridge, etc., to let from the beginning of Oct. £68 p.w. inc. council tax, plus electricity and telephone. Tel./fax: Oxford 515264, e-mail: elsiearnold@hotmail.com.

Room to let in family home, Shotover. Surrounded by woods, and large garden. Shared kitchen. Near bus route. Car an advantage. Tel.: Oxford 762461.

Christian family with 3 children (10, 8, and 6 years) seek enthusiastic female student/professional to help in home for fixed hours in lieu of rent. Spacious North Oxford accommodation with own facilities. Brenda MacRitchie. Tel.: Oxford 310523.

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.

Room and use of house Sun.--Fri. weekly during term-time while owner away studying. Would suit mature professional returning home at weekends. Ten minutes' cycling to city centre. Large garden. Tel.: Oxford 726618 or 0976 745890.

Delightful rooms, North Oxford. Smallest room £30 p.w., telephone, shower, c.h., all mod. cons. Available now, short stay up to 3 months. Located near Woodstock Road roundabout. Tel.: Oxford 511657.

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Accommodation Sought

House or flat sought by retired academic couple in Oxford, preferably North or central location, for Jan. and Feb. 2000. Home sitting or renting. Min. 1 bedroom. Tel. (Canada): 416 588 3388, e-mail: jean.walker@utoronto.ca.

Swiss academic couple seeks unfurnished 2-bedroom house in Oxford, to be let for at least 2 years from Dec. Offers £650--£800 p.c.m. considered. Dr Annette Oxenius. Tel.: Oxford 221349 (day), or 558865 (evening); e-mail: annette.oxenius@ndm.ox.ac.uk.

Quite mature-age postgraduate overseas female student on modest income seeks accommodation or small flat in the North Oxford area. I am happy to assist with housework, gardening, caring, etc., to minimise cost. To commence Sept. or Oct. Impeccable references. Tel.: Oxford 735203 or mobile 07801 657806.

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 contact Finders Keepers, 226 Banbury Road, Summertown, Oxford OX2 7BY. Tel.: Oxford 311011, fax: 556993, e-mail: oxford@finders.co.uk, Internet: http://www.finders.co.uk.

Canadian academic couple with 3 children looking for 2--3 bedroom, furnished house or flat in or near Oxford, 19 Oct.–9 Dec. Canada. Tel. (306) 756-2820, e-mail: bhindmarsh@briercrest.ca; local contact, tel.: Oxford 769352.

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: info@qbman.co.uk. Alternatively, we would invite you to visit our Web site at: http://www.qbman.co.uk and see how we could be marketing your property.

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Accommodation Exchange

Apartment available in central North Oxford on 1-year lease or exchange, from mid-Oct.; fully-furnished home, tons of books, power shower, ground floor, very spacious, huge shared garden. One large and 1 small bedroom. Suit professional or professorial couple. Will happily exchange for apartment in or around New York City. E-mail: rignana@netscape.net.

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Accommodation Sought to Rent or Exchange

London flat to swap or rent: academic wants to swap his large 1-bedroom flat in good location in London for similar in Oxford for 1 year, either full-time or on a Mon.--Fri. basis. Alternatively, will consider renting to a reliable tenant. Graham Cunningham. Tel.: 0171-372 7037 or Oxford (2)78236.

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Accommodation Offered to Rent or Exchange

Due to sabbatical, North Oxford house available for 6 months plus from 1 October, for rent or exchange with accommodation in Munich, Germany; furnished; 4 bedrooms (1 with en-suite), 2 reception, breakfast kitchen, home extension, double entrance, bath, shower, wonderful south-facing garden. Tel.: Oxford 554015/273075, or 01235 464483; e-mail: arturo@btinternet.com.

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Holiday Lets

Canada, Vancouver Island: country cottage close to Victoria--- ranked ninth city-destination world-wide; private, peaceful, tastefully decorated; 3 bedrooms; fully equipped---dish-washer, etc.; beautiful scenery, near beach. Winter £225 p.w., spring £340 p.w. Tel.: 1 250 743 5445, fax: 1 250 743 8381, http://www.cvnet.net/kmldoc.

Itchenor, nr. Chichester: secluded charming 4-bedroom cottage, near the harbour, to let for the winter months. Small south- facing garden; 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2 reception rooms, kitchen, oil-fired c.h., plenty of car parking space. Fully furnished. Central village location. £550 p.m. Tel.: 01483 202982, fax: 202983.

Lovely Paris flat, fully furnished, elegantly outfitted; one bedroom (sleeps 2); spacious living-/dining-room; kitchen; 17th arrondissement (metro: Courcelles). Priced to length of stay: one week £550, one month £950, two or more months £720. Excellent references required. Tel.: Oxford 510757.

Cornwall, West Penwith Moors—studio. Sleeps 2/4; c.h.; 2 miles Zennor/St Ives, 4 miles Penzance; peaceful, light, comfortable, garden; hillside setting; 2 miles to sea. Enjoy walking; birdwatching; fishing; galleries; St Ives Tate. Oct.–Apr., short/long lets, weekend breaks. Christmas/millennium available. Tel: 01736 794304, e-mail: beagletodn@aol.com.

Burgundy (near Avallon): comfortable farmhouse with pool and views in unspoilt village; 3 bedrooms; sleeps 7. Sept. £600 p.w., Oct. onwards £500 p.w. Alan. Tel.: 0171-664 1606 or 04688 40313; e-mail: alan_r@zenith- entertainment.co.uk.

Winter let, SW France: attractive, fully-equipped farmhouse in the beautiful, peaceful Lot countryside; in the hamlet of Lavabre and close to historic villages, Figeac, Rodez, Cahors, etc.; 4 double rooms, 2 bathrooms, sitting-room and dining-room with open fires, kitchen, tennis court, and swimming pool; skiiing within 1 hour. Available end Sept.–Mar. £200 p.c.m. Tel.: 01483 202200.

Mainland Spain, Costa del Sol, Andalusia style English Riviera maisonette, £75 p.w.; double salon, grand terrace, kitchen, bathroom; well equipped, view over sea, large swimming-pool by step of maisonette, residential shops and laundry all week. 15 km Marbella, 80 km Gibraltar. Tel.: Oxford 511657. n

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