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Oxford Art Society

Members Exhibition Gloucester Green Gallery, Gloucester Green, Oxford. Now until 28 Apr. Mon.–Sat. 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Sun. 10 a.m.–4 p.m.

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African Studies Lectures and Research Seminars

Tuesday lectures at 10 a.m.: 24 Apr., Dr Mike Jennings, Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine, `Healing of Bodies , Salvation of Souls: Missionary Medicine in Tanganyika'; Wednesday Research Seminars 11 a.m.–1 p.m.: 25 Apr., Francis Kiboi, Sabawoot suspicion of Missionary Work in Western Kenya. Seminar papers are available in advance for those attending. All lectures and seminars held at The Oxford Centre for Mission Studies, St Philip's and St James's Church, just north of St Antony's College on the Woodstock Road.

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OCMS Open Lectures 2001

A series of weekly lectures throughout the year: Wed., 2 May, 4 p.m., `The Nature of Leadership: Experience from Kenya Today', Most. Revd. Dr David M. Gitari, Archbishop of Kenya. Venue: St Philip's and St James's Church, Woodstock Road (just north of St Antony's College).

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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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Oxford University Newcomers' Club

This club exits 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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Services Offered

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

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.: 01865 514655, fax: 514656, e-mail: summertown@020.mbe.uk.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.

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Domestic Services

Summer Au Pair in Austria?: spending July and August with 2 little girls (5 and 3) and their parents in various parts of Austria and Italy, and earning £225 (ATS 5.000)/month: Bianca Richard, Donaustrasse 29, A-2100 Korneuburg. E-mail: ludwig.richard@t- online.at.

Visiting Canadian family with 2 boys (3 and 5) seeks a part-time tutor/nanny in Oxford from 18 June–27 July for assistance on family day trips and educational activities. Required for mornings and some afternoons. Transportation an asset. Wage negotiable. Contact: JCookEnami@aol.com.

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Situations Vacant

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

Modern 2-bedroom house in Little Oxford, short distance to all Headington hospitals, and easy access to ring road. Kitchen/breakfast room, bathroom with shower. Fully enclosed garden and off-street parking. £750 p.c.m. Available 16 May. For further information on this and other properties, please contact Gay Hawley at Finders Keepers, St Clements Office. Tel.: 01865 200012.

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.

Eighteenth-century thatched cottage in village 8 miles from Oxford, close to Thames: 3 double bedrooms, 2 reception, conservatory, modern kitchen, c.h., and garden. Oak beams, open fires. Short lets beginning of June and month of Aug. £250 p.w. Tel.: 0207 625 1219.

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.

Oxford: 18th-century house, furnished, secluded garden, 3 miles city centre, frequent buses. 1 Sept.–20 June 2002. Three bedrooms, gas c.h., fully equipped kitchen, locked carport. Rent £750 p.c.m. Rent of car possible extra.

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.

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

Excellent studio, en suite flat. Separate entry. Large bed-sitting/study area. Kitchenette. Phone/computer point. Parking. Light, warm and clean. Close all facilities, bus and cycle path. £450 p.c.m. North Oxford. Phone: 01223 245293.

Cambridge flat in city centre to sublet. Available immediately until Sept. Fully-furnished, 2-floor maisonette with private entrance, balcony, all appliances inc. washing machine. Rent £650 p.c.m. plus expenses (utilities and council tax). E-mail: rs236@cus.cam.ac.uk. Tel.: 01223 322290.

Upper Wolvercote: available end April, early May, 1 bedroom (double bed), living room, kitchen, bathroom. Fully furnished and equipped. Gas c.h. On regular bus route. Rent £490 p.c.m. + bills. Tel.: 01865 452682.

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 1 Aug., 1 double, 1 single bedroom, large drawing-room, kitchen, bathroom. (2) First-floor flat available mid-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.

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Accommodation Offered

Large single room in clean falt in Iffley/Rose Hill. Would suit male academic, other working professional or postgraduate. N/S. Tel.: 01865 778920.

Lodger wanted now (long-term preferred, short-term possible). House in walking distance of town: own bedroom, bathroom, kitchen and telephone, all facilities. £280 p.c.m. inc. all bills (except telephone). Graduate preferred, must be cat-lover! Tel.: 01865 241323.

Spacious self-contained loft room in family house, newly converted, on Woodstock Road, North Oxford. Central Oxford 1½ miles on frequent bus route. Furnished, central heating, own shower, WC, kitchen unit and washing machine. Rent £125 p.w. inc. all bills except phone. Suit peaceful, non-smoking woman, animal-lover. Available mid-May. Call 01865 511499 eves.

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.

Delightful rooms, North Oxford. From £30 p.w.. Available now, short stay from 3 weeks to 3 months. Located near Woodstock Road, 9 Blandford Ave, OX2 8EA .Contact tel.: 01865 511657; e-mail: mcadex@gofornet.co.uk.

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 Sought

Visiting academic couple with small well-behaved dog seek rental of a furnished house or flat, preferably with garden, in Oxford or nearby village for July and Aug. (precised dates negotiable, and longer visit possible). Non-smokers. current and long-established Oxford connections. Oxford references available. Please contact Dr Fiona Robertson (Reader in English Literature, University of Durham), Hallgarth House, Hallgarth Street, Durham: tel.: 0191 374 2732 (work: secretary 2730), 01748 826441 (home); e-mail: fiona.robertson@durham.ac.uk.

Wanted: the Oxford Chamber Music Festival (Artistic Director Priya Mitchell, Administrative Director Dr Duncan Hinnells) needs a large, comfortable house with at least 10 bedrooms to accommodate its distinguished international musicians this summer. Preferably close to, or in, Oxford. Dates: 27 June–7 July. Please contact Dr Duncan Hinnells on 0115 928 4331.

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., or phone 301- 654-8590 (USA).

American family coming to Oxford on faculty exchange (2 children, ages 7 and 12) wpouild 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.

Two/three bedroom house on a pond, in Alexandria, Virginia, near Washington D.C., available for exchange with a similar residence in North Oxford for the academic year commencing with Michaelmas 2001. E-mail: joykundahl@aol.com. Tel.: 001 703 370 6760.

Mature couple, post-grad., ex-professionals, engaged in D.Phil research, require up to 1 year's accommodation in North Oxford, or area, from Aug., when college provision ends. No children, non-smoking, 1 elderly car. Willing to house-/pet-/garden-sit as part of rent (own proerty let to pay study-fees!).

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: aereed@home.com.

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Summer Lets

North Oxford , near St Antony's College and Port Meadow, 15 minutes' walk from city centre, fully furnished Victorian house. One double and 2 single bedrooms, 2 living rooms, 2 bathrooms, kitchen, study. Nice garden. Small friendly cat. Available to non-smokers 27 Aug.–20 Sept. for £950. Tel.: 01865 515077, e-mail: mollison@40leck.fsnet.co.uk.

Beautifully renovated Victorian terrace house in south Oxford, 15 minutes' walk from city centre and 2 minutes' walk from Hinksey Park (tennis courts, playground, swimming pool). Large kitchen with skylights and French windows opening onto wooden deck and enclosed garden, sitting- room with stripped pine floor and cast-iron fireplace, 3 bedrooms (1 single and 2 double), and 2 bathrooms. Gas c.h., washing machine, tumble drier, dishwasher, 2 TVs, video recorders etc. Available 20 June–15 July. £250 p.w. inc. utilities. Please contact Tanya Tsikas (tel.: 01865 247022) or e-mail: themos@nag.co.uk.

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Holiday Lets

Skopelos, Skiathos and Alonissos. Lovely island houses 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.

Idyllic location in the Upper Tamar Valley on borders of Devon and Cornwall. Large, comfortable seventeenth century listed farmhouse, set in 13 acres. Six double bedrooms, 3 bath/shower rooms, 2 sitting rooms, and a large farmhouse kitchen. Well stocked with books and games as well as TV and video. Also attractive converted barn, 2 double bedrooms, 2 bath/shower rooms, and large open plan living/dining room/kitchen. Outdoor heated swimming pool. Games room (pool, bar billiards, table tennis, darts). Close to Dartmoor and Bodmin moor, ½ hour from coast. Easily accessible via A30 though set in totally secluded peaceful countryside. Privately owned. Contact Michele Smith on 01865 310998 or e-mail: micheles@irs-spi.co.uk, for details.

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.

Andalucia: El Torcal Natural Park near Antequera. An idyllic collection of superior holiday properties, from elegant villas and rustic farmhouses, to small romantic character cottages with beamed ceilings and terracotta floors. All administered by the award winning country house hotel La Posada del Torcal. Each property has a private garden and swimming pool, and stunning views across glorious unspoilt countryside. This is authentic rural Spain. Guests of our holiday homes may also take advantage of some of the facilities of the hotel such as tennis, horseriding, mountain bikes, aromatherapy massage, and restaurant. Tel.: + 34 952031177, fax: + 34 954753534. Website: www.andalucia.com/posada-villas, e-mail: eltorcal@mercuryin.es.

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.

Cornwall, near Sennen Cove: converted barn, sleeps 4, comfortable, with microwave, washing machine, tumble drier, TV, video. Sea view, small garden. £150-£300 p.w. Visit www.hayloftcottage.co.uk, or tel.: 01865 557713.

French Riviera ground-floor, 2-bedroom, end flat, sleeps 4; at Agay between St Raphael and Cannes; situated 5 minutes' walk from beach, pool, shops, restaurants. South-facing, screened patio, parking alongside, tennis, golf, aquatic sports, horse riding nearby. Tel.: 01372 744246.

Italy, Umbria: `Casa Colonica' on its own road in hills, 5 miles NE of Assisi, in National Park: superb views, wild life, kitchen/dining/sitting room, 2 double bedrooms, large bathroom. Car essential; Lombardia, Lake Como: apartment in village house, closely overlooking lake; 25 minutes' from Como city. 1 double bedroom, sitting room/kitchenette, bathroom, open terrace. For either let: £300 p.w., £550 per fortnight. Tel.: 01865 763886.

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.

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, 19th-c., country farmhouse with lovely views, 45 minutes' from Rome, and two hours to Florence (sleeps 4 with downstairs rooms available to sleep 4 more). Prices vary from £250--550 p.w. Private owner. Tel.: 01223 353603 or e-mail: hugobowles@tiscalinet.it for details.

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.

Thatched house in historic village near Oxford: ETB 5 Star, sleeps 9/10, 3-acre garden, duck pond, private, luxurious heaven. Website: www.oxfordshirecottages.com. Also, in same village, ancient thatched house, sleeps 6/7. Spacious, comfortable, ½ acre. Available Easter, Summer. Tel.: 01865 881553.

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 phone: 0039 (0) 7581 3793, or write Irving Lamell, `Miracolo di S. Franciso', Pieve S. Nicolo 24, Petrata 06081, Assisi P.G., Umbria, Italy. £500 p.w. (sleeps 4). Deposit £100. (Sat.–Sat.). Our contact number in England is: Tel.: 020 8991 1514, or e-mail: ctr@clarezone.co.uk.

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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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