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Pitt Rivers Museum

One-to-One Week, 12–19 May: `Culture on the Ground: the Museum perceived through the feet', a trail on a foot-related theme; volunteers will guide you on a tour exploring the different ways in which we make contact with the ground and look after our feet. This is a `One-to-One' event organised by the Friends of the Pitt Rivers Museum.

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Concert

Bach's Mass in B Minor, conducted by Harry Christophers with Rebecca Outram, Robin Blaze, Ben Rayfield, Peter Harvey and the Academical Clerks of Magdalen College accompanied by Canzona. Sat., 12 May, 8 p.m., Magdalen College Chapel. Tickets £5–£25 from Oxford Playhouse 01865 798600.

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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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Restoration and Conservation of Antique Furniture

John Hulme undertakes all aspects of restoration: 30 years experience; collection and delivery. For free advice, telephone or write to: The Workshop, 11A High Street, Chipping Norton, Oxon., OX7 5AD. Tel.: 01608 641692.

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Services Offered

Writing Services: Editing, proofreading, and re-writing. Copy and screen. Also technical writing. Alex Sharpe, tel.: 01235 867376. E-mail: standard.eight@ukgateway.net. Website: www.std8.com.

Secretarial services offered by English graduate with experience of academic work. Reasonable rates offered for copy typing. Based in north Oxford and willing to collect locally. Tel.: 01865 556252. E-mail: snabav@lineone.net.

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 world-wide), 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, email: summertown@020.mbe.uk.com, also at: 94 London Road, Oxford. Tel.: 01865 741729, fax: 01865 742431, e-mail: staff@mbeheadington.co.uk.

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Domestic Services

Friendly Anglo-Dutch family near Geneva need an `older sister/brother', preferably 22+, to help with 2 children, 8 and 5, throughout Aug. Lovely house above Lac Léman near Rolle. Anyone who can give a hand with household practicalities, make children's lunch, shop and share the children's interests welcome. Other help kept. Car driver essential. Au Pair pay/hours. References. Contact: Polly Van Heeckeren: 00 41 21 825 1569 (phone); 00 41 21 825 2275 (fax).

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Tuition Offered

Piano lessons: Experienced teacher, adults and children, all grades, beginners welcome. Contact: Miss P. Read BA (Hons.) LRAM. Tel.: 01865 510904.

University French tutor offers French courses at all levels to individuals or small groups. Tuition designed to suit specific needs (improving speaking, reading, writing skills, language for work, university studies or personal interest). Tel.: 07796 246059, e-mail: LFRTUTOR@netscape.net.

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Situations Vacant

St Clare's, Oxford: required as soon as possible, well qualified teacher of Romanioan to prepare students for the International Baccalaureate. Applicants should be native speakers who are able to teach literature to students in their mother tongue for 1.5 hrs p.w. For full details please contact Mrs C. Gospel, Head of Languages, as soon as possible. Tel.: 01865 517333. Fax: 01865 310002 or e-mail: languages@stclares.ac.uk.

Oxford Chamber Music Society, registered charity 1084539 (6 concerts a year in Holywell Music Room), needs an Honorary Secretary. Further information from the Chairman (Dr G. K. Woodgate on 01865 862193) or Hon Treasurer (Mr J. Howarth, 01865 390739, e-mail: j.haworth@which.net).

Oxford Colleges Admissions Office are looking for undergraduates to work as student helpers for the Sutton Trust Summer Schools. The Summer School aims to enable Year 12 students from non-privileged backgrounds to experience a `taster' of both the academic and social sides of University life. 250 places are available across two one-week schools: Week 1: 8 July–14 July; Week 2: 15 July–21 July. An allowance of £100 is offered per week along with free accommodation and food. Closing date for applications is 4 May 2001. Job descriptions are available from Jane Bass (jane.bass@admin.ox.ac.uk or 01865 270215).

Oxford Colleges Admissions Office are looking for undergraduates to work as student helpers for the Higher Education Summer School. The Summer School aims to encourage Year 11 students from maintained sector schools in inner city areas to aspire to Higher Education in general. An extensive academic and social programme is offered to 128 participants along with a day exploring graduate employment. Dates: Sun., 15 July–Fri., 20 July. An allowance of £100 is offered per week along with free accommodation and food. Closing date for applications is 4 May. Job descriptions are available from Jane Bass (jane.bass@admin.ox.ac.uk or 01865 270215.

The Examination Schools: Room Assistants. We are looking for a team of people to work full time, inc. some Saturdays, for a 6 week period in Trinity term to cover the exam season (14 May–22 June 2001), with a possible extension to 13 July. The duties inc. setting up examination rooms, tidying up between sessions, laying out script booklets and exam materials, and delivering packages in central Oxford. If you would like to apply please send a c.v. and covering letter to the Clerk of the Schools Examination Schools, High Street, Oxford OX1 4BG. For further information phone the Deputy Clerk (Building) on 01865 (2) 76905.

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Houses to Let

Two-bedroom house in Old Woodstock, 10 minutes walk into town and 5 minutes from Blenheim Park. The property has been recently decorated throughout and though unfurnished it has a washing machine, fridge/freezer and gas cooker. Fully enclosed rear garden overlooking open countryside. £650 p.c.m. exc. bills. Please contact Gary on 01865 864698.

Central North Oxford: delightful Victorian house, 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, pretty sitting-room, kitchen/dining room overlooking easily maintained garden, attic study, dishwasher, washer/drier, extremely well-equipped and furnished. Available 1 Sept. until 30 June, 2002. Suit visiting academic. £990 p.c.m. Call 001 212 260 6535 (USA), or e-mail: megmovshon@aol.com.

House for rent, in a pleasant residential area, 1 mile from the city centre and near Oxford University, Brookes and hospitals, adjacent to a park. A good-sized, semi-detached house, with 3 bedrooms (1 double, 1 twin, 1 single), bathroom, large lounge/dining room, fully-fitted kitchen, utility room with fridge washing machine, and dryer; conservatory, gardens, car parking. Gas-fired c.h. and double glazing. Attractive furnishings, quality furniture and fitted carpets, maintained by owners resident in Oxford. Available 1 July for summer or 1 year rental. Rent £840 p.c.m. plus bills. For further information, please contact 01865 515342, diana_myatt@lineOne.net.

Moreton-in-Marsh: 3-bedroom house in Cotswolds (1880), sleeps 5, sitting-room, kitchen/diner, scullery, storeroom, bathroom, loo, study, garden. Twenty-seven miles Oxford, 35 minutes by train. All mod cons. Available 1 June for one year, at least. £650 p.c.m. exc. all bills. For further information ring 01608 810549.

Quiet, modernised terrace house, fully furnished, central north Oxford. Central heating, 2 bedrooms, garden. Suitable visiting academics. Available to let to 1 or 2 persons only for the academic year from mid-Sept.–June 2002. For further details tel.: Rosaleen Ockenden on 01865 512747 or 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 email us with details of your requirements and we will do whatever we can without obligation. Tel.: 01865 764533, fax: 764777, email: info@qbman.co.uk.

Pretty Edwardian house, newly refurbished to mix classic features with modern amenities. Central location in quiet residential area, close to University and riverside meadows, 3 bedrooms, large study, lounge, dining room, completely new kitchen, bathroom, and garden. Furnished and equipped to high standard; bed linen provided. Rent £1,200 p.c.m. exc. bills. Available from Aug. Tel.: 00-44-(0)1865-251003, or e-mail: mpaehoney@aol.com.

Stonesfield (delightful village on the edge of the Cotswolds): first class, fully furnished, 2-bedroom cottage with conservatory–photographs available–for 4 months (June, July, Aug., and Sept.). £1,100 p.c.m. Tel.: 01993 898490.

Spacious house, Headington, near John Radcliffe and Nuffield Hospitals, 3 miles from city centre, within 5 minutes walk of Headington shopping area and buses; easy access to London. Available 15 July–5 Oct. Two double and 1 single bedroom, study, very spacious living/dining room and large kitchen. Fully equipped and attractively furnished, inc. washing machine/dryer, dishwasher, microwave, TV, video, hi-fi. Large garden with mature trees/shrubs. Rent £1,000 p.c.m. exc. charges (negotiable). E-mail: chapman@maths.ox.ac.uk or fax (USA) 1-626-449-1407.

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.: 01865 311011. Fax: Oxford 556993. Email: oxford@finders.co.uk. Internet site: http://www.finders.co.uk.

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Flats to Let

Central North Oxford, 10 minutes' walk from city centre, University Parks, all main university buildings, and very close to the river. Available for short/long lets. Three 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) Ground-floor, available Sept., 1 double, 1 single bedroom, large drawing-room, kitchen, bathroom. (2) First-floor flat available 1 June, second-floor from 1 Dec. Each with large double bedroom, large drawing-room, kitchen, bathroom. Off-street parking, large secluded garden. Tel./fax: 01865 552400.

Central North Oxford, Southmoor Road, large 1-bedroom, furnished, basement flat. Double bedroom, large living/dining room, bathroom, kitchen, conservatory, gas c.h. Non-smokers only. Suit couple or single person. £630 p.c.m. (inc. Council tax) plus share of bills. Available now. Tel.: 01865 511935.

Lifestyle Letting and Management, 1 North Parade Avenue, Oxford: Tennyson Lodge, City Centre–£895 p.c.m.; modern 2-bedroom apartment with secure underground parking, fully-furnished. Available NOW: Hobson Court, Summertown–£750 p.c.m. First floor apartment with parking, newly decorated, fully furnished. Available MAY. Contact us for a full list of property: Tel.: 01865 554577, fax: 01865 554578, e-mail: lifestyle-lettings@dial.pipex.com, Web site: www.leitbetter.co.uk.

Two-bedroom, furnished, ground-floor flat with garage, in quiet road off Woodstock Road in North Oxford. Close to amenities. Secluded, shared, south-facing garden. Full c.h., well equipped kitchen with washing machine. Rent £780 p.m. Available 1 July. Phone: 01865 513688.

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Accommodation Sought

I am looking for a room to rent in north Oxford during the months of July–Aug. Please e-mail me at: droryj@mail.biu.ac.il.

Two lecturer colleagues, both about to retrain as lawyers, seek 2- (possibly 3-)bedroom house/flat, to share for academic year 2001-2. Preferably Jericho, North or West Oxford. Please phone or leave message on 07980 757821 or 07759 452417.

Visiting American scholar/businessman and family seek comfortable (preferably furnished), 3/4 bedroom home in North Oxford/Summertown for Michaelmas 2001 term (dates flexible). Deposit and excellent references available. Contact: deborah.sandler@csls.ox.uk.

Professional couple (University Professor, Barrister, non-smoking, no pets) seek 2-/3-bedroom accommodation in Oxford or environs for Summer 2001. Exchange with very large, well-appointed lakeshore apartment in Chicago possible. Calvert-Lee (UK) 0207 837 3318, (USA) 1-847/475 7410, fax: 1-847/491 8047. Ahuvia Kahane, Department of Classics, Northwestern University, 1859 Sheridan Road, Evanston, IL. 60209-2200, USA. E-mail: aka120@northwestern.edu.

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: 01865 764533, fax us: 764777, or email 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.

Two or three-bedroom house wanted to rent starting in July–flexible dates (could be Sept.). Wife and daughter of academic are returning from extended U.S. sabbatical to start A-level studies for child. Excellent local references. Prefer East Oxford/Headington location. E-mail address: aereed1@home.com.

Non-smoking academic, faculty director for a Study Abroad programme at Oxford, seeks to rent a furnished house, near South Oxford, Jericho, or near North Oxford (walking distance from the centre), from late Aug., to mid-late Dec. Contact: Lirvine@gmu.edu.

American family coming to Oxford on faculty exchange (2 children, ages 7 and 12) would like to sub-let furnished flat in Oxford, preferably North Oxford/Summertown or similar, for 4 months, 1 Sept.–31 Dec., 2001. Contact Maurice Isserman at: misserma@hamilton.edu, or c/o Dept. of History, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, 13323, USA.

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Accommodation Offered

Paying guests, visiting academics, welcomed for short or long stays in the warm, comfortable home of a semi-retired academic couple in exclusive, quiet, central North Oxford, within walking distance of all main university buildings, town centre, parks, river, shops and restaurants. All rooms have colour TV, tea-/coffee-making facilities, microwave, and refrigerator or refrigerator availability, c.h., and independent heating. Breakfast included in the very moderate terms. Tel./Fax: 01865 557879.

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.: 01865 311011, fax: Oxford 556993, email: oxford@finders.co.uk. Internet site: http://www.finders.co.uk.

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Accommodation Exchange

Home exchange, 3-bedroom suburban house in Canberra, Australia, 10 minutes drive from ANU, for home in Oxford area. From Sept. E-mail: kottley@bigfoot.com.

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Summer Let

Oxford, Grandpont: 2-bedroom, terrace house, easy walk to centre, close to bus stop. Delightful outlook onto park, garden. Bright, well furnished and with all appliances, inc. microwave, dishwasher, c.h. Ideal for 1 or 2 visiting academics, non- smokers. Available from 12 July–19 Sept. £750 p.m. Tel.: +44 (0) 1865 721006, e-mail: christopher.haigh@chch.ox.ac.uk.

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Holiday Lets

Tuscany/Umbria: outside Cortona. Family house, near Lake Trasimeno, sleeps 6–8, magnificent views, 20 minutes walk from town. Very reasonable rent for careful tenancy. Single let preferred, available mid-June–28 July. Contact: Allan on 01865 554397 or e-mail: BKAllan@aol.com.

Aldeburgh, Suffolk: delightful, second-floor apartment with sea-view. Close to shops and concerts, self-catering, sleeps 3 (no small children please. Non-smokers). Aldeburgh is a quaint seaside town (fresh fish daily!) with strong musical connections and International Festivals at nearby Snape Maltings in June and Aug. Pretty, historic villages are close by. Day trips to Cambridge, Norfolk, London. Seasonal prices per week: Apr. £200; May £250; June £300; July £350; Aug. £350; Sept. £350; Oct. £300. All inc. of electricity, gas and taxes. Tel./Fax: 01473 730 737. E-mail: yal20@dial.pipex.com. Address: P.O.Box 31, Washbrook, Ipswich, IP8 3HP.

Vacancies June onwards: why not enjoy marvellous unpolluted air and magnificent panoramic views over Assisi in a Casa Colonica; 36 ft lounge, 2-levels with archway, large well-equipped kitchen, impressive entrance hall, 2 large double bedrooms, spacious bathroom, lots of beams, beautiful garden. Car essential to reach us at 2,000 ft, enabling you to visit many other medieval towns, such as Perugia, Gubbio, Spoleto, and Lake Trasimeno region. To book tel.: 0039 (0) 75813793, or write, Irving Lamell, `Miracolo di S. Franceso', Pieve S. Nicolo 24, Petrata 06081, Assisi P.G., Umbria, Itlay. £500 p.w. (sleeps 4). Deposit £100 (Sat.–Sat.). Our contact no. in England is: 0208 89911514 or e-mail: ctr@clarezone.co.uk.

Barga, Tuscany: Garfagnana Valley, close to Carrera mountains and easy reach of Lucca, Viareggio, and Florence. Charming 2-bedroom, 2-bath cottage, sleeps 4. Surrounded by vines and olive trees. Stunning panoramic views. All mod cons in rustic traditional setting. No children under 12. For details and photos contact Mrs J. Collett 01672 516602 (eves), or e-mail: rtc@defconet.demon.co.uk.

Skopelos, Skiathos and Alonissos. Lovely island house available for rent. Town, country and seaside locations, sleeping from 2–8 persons. Prices from £50 p.p.p.w. For information see: www.holidayislands.com, e-mail: thalpos@otenet.gr, fax: 0030 424 23057.

SW France: charming, 17th-century farmhouse near Bergerac in quiet hamlet, sleeps 6, 2 en suite bathrooms. Well equipped. Huge new non-chlorinated pool, 2 terraces, bikes, large barn, ping pong, BBQ. Fruit and herbs in garden. Beautiful rolling countryside amidst vineyards and woods. Fascinating Bastide towns with weekly markets within easy reach. Some weeks available May, June, Sept., Oct. £595 p.w. Inexpensive short and long winter lets. Tel.: 01865 553685.

Benicassim, Spain: lovely beachside apartment, terrace overlooking beach, stunning views, nice mountain tracks nearby, swimming pool, tennis, horse-riding. Nice Spanish villages in the area. Sleeps 4/8, available all year. Leaflet for more information. Contact Rosa Albero/Conrado Martinez on 01865 463128, e-mail: Rosa333@yahoo.com, or conrado.martinez@linacre.ox.ac.uk.

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. All linen, electricity and cleaning inc. 2001 rates on request. Tel./fax: Nikolaos Glinias, 0030 831 56525, e-mail: nglynias@ret.forthnet.gr.

Northern Portugal: delightful farmhouse with pool set in Port Wine vineyards with spectacular views over the River Douro. Sleeps 6–8. Tel.: 01296 748989, e-mail: paberg@quintadelarosa.com, Website: quintadelarosa.com.

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House for Sale

Seventeenth-century thatched cottage in Church Hanborough (6 miles from Oxford). Two reception rooms with inglenook fireplaces, 4 bedrooms, kitchen/breakfast room, utility room, secluded 30ft garden. Excellent thatch. Village pub with good food. Regular bus service. No chain. £220,000. Phone: 020 7970 4522 (daytime), or e-mail: howards@centaur.co.uk. n

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