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Oxford Art Society

103rd Open Exhibition: Electric Showroom Gallery, 33 West St Helen St., Abingdon. Sat., 2--Sat. 16 Oct., daily 10 a.m--5 p.m.

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The Oxford Bach Choir sing Verdi's Requiemon 4 Dec. in the Sheldonian Theatre, Oxford at 7.30 p.m. under the leadership of Principal Conductor Nicholas Cleobury. The choir will be joined by the BBC Concert Orchestra and soloists, Claire Weston, Soprano; Anna Burford, Contralto; Alfred Boe, Tenor; and James Rutherford, Bass. Tickets: £30, £24, £20, £16, £12 (£6 for students) from Oxford Playhouse. Booking office: tel.:798600. For Press tickets and/or further details contact: Ruth Durbridge, Marketing Manager, OBC, 2 Bankside Cottages, Boxtree Lane, Postcombe, OX9 7DR. Tel.: 01844 281279.

Oxford Chamber Music Society Michaelmas Term Concerts: Vogler String Quartet, works by Haydn, Ravel, Schumann, 24 Oct.; Danel String Quartet, works by Haydn, Schubert, Beethoven, 21 Nov. Start 2.45 p.m. Venue: Holywell Music Room. Tickets: £11, or £10 in advance, concs. Seniors £9/£8, students and juniors, £4.50, from the Oxford Playhouse Box office. Tel.: Oxford 798600.

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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.

Clarinet tuition (classical and jazz), guitar tuition (classical, folk, blues), theory and aural training. All levels---beginner to diploma. English language one-to-one. Woodwind restoration. Contact: J. Hill, LRAM, ARCM. Tel.: Oxford 375526/Mobile 0411 574206, e-mail:

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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.

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:

Rockingchair House-Sitting Agency. Placing professional town and country house-sitters. If you would like a professional house-sitter to look after your home and your pets, contact Rockingchair. Tel.: Oxford 244269/243133, fax: 244269.

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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

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:

Oxford bioresearch seeks recent postdoctoral Protein Chemist to participate in on-going research related to haemostasis, fibrinolysis, and biocompatibility of foreign surfaces. Much of the work is conducted in Kiev, Ukraine. Salary £16,000--£25,000. Applications accepted until 31 Oct. The candidate must be fluent in English, Russian, and Ukrainian languages. For further information contact Dr Stewart Cederholm-Williams, Managing Director Oxford Bioresearch, the Magdalen Centre, Oxford Science Park, Oxford OX4 4GA. Tel.: Oxford 784441, fax: 784443, e-mail: SAW@OXBIORES.COM, www.OXBIORES.COM.

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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.).

Charming riverside house, excellent location near city centre (5 mins. from Carfax), 3 bedrooms, own garage, fully furnished and equipped, small garden, available immediately for up to 1 year (renewable). £950 p.c.m. Tel.: Oxford 735446.

Marston (in cul-de-sac off Headley Way), newly renovated and furnished 3- bedroom house to let from early Oct. Large sitting/dining room, conservatory, small garage. No smokers. £775 p.c.m. Tel.: Oxford 557980.

Fully furnished three-bedroom house in Kidlington, with fitted kitchen, lounge, bathroom, garden, washer/dryer and dish-washer; close to bus-stop, off-street parking, 5 miles to University. Suit non-smoking professionals without pets. £640 p.c.m., exc. bills/rates. Available beginning of Oct. Tel.: 0181-994 9059, or e-mail:

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:

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 residents' parking permit available. Friendly cat (cat supplies provided). £750 p.c.m. Tel.: Oxford 310506, e-mail:

Immaculate, newly renovated, peaceful, pretty, listed old Cotswold farm cottage in area of outstanding natural beauty near Witney, for long-term let. Suit couple (no smokers, children, pets, please). Garage, shed, tennis, views, walks. Tel.: 01993 822152.

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:, Internet:

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:

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: 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-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 Let

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.

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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.

Close to Oxford, 15 mins.' traffic-free cycle across lovely fields to city centre. Room to let in spacious family farmhouse in charming village for female postgrad/academic/professional. Views of dreaming spires, lovely gardens, and country surroundings. Easy access to Headington, or south and west, via ring road. Shared use of large kitchen, bathroom shared with only one person. Suit person with bike or car. Available now, £60 p.w. inc. bills ( Tel.: Oxford 736447 (h) or 270334/270325 (o), e-mail:

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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:

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:, Internet:

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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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,

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.

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.

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For Sale

Two-seater sofa and chair (pale green), £200; leather sofa and 2 chairs (pale blue), £200; pine wardrobe, £100; 2 small pine tables, £50. Tel.: 0973 340488.

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