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Concerts

Friends of Rewley House Annual Concert: a recital by Tom Poster, BBC Pianist of the year, Holywell Music Room, 8 p.m. Cost: £8 (£6 Friends of Rewley House and £5 concessions). Information and tickets from: Rewley House Reception, 1 Wellington Square, or katharine.nathan@kellogg.ox.ac.uk.

Oxford Bach Choir with Orchester Gottinger Musikfreunde on Tues., 3 Apr. at 7.30 p.m., at the Sheldonian Theatre, Ein Deutsches Requiem by Brahms. Conducted by Christian Hammer. Tickets £5–£15 from Oxford Playhouse Box Office, tel.: 01865 798600.

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Photocopier for Hire

The Oxford University Society is offering for hire a RICOH 7950 photocopier. It is in excellent condition with a wide range of programmes. Available from 23 Apr.–28 Feb. 2003, for the whole period or just a part of it. Hire cost is £100 p.m. If your dept. is interested, please contact Linda Hunter on: 01865 288088 (tel.) or 01865 288086 (fax), or e-mail: linda.hunter@admin.ox.ac.uk.

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C.S. Forester Society Meeting

C.S. Forester Society Meeting in Oxford: Sat., 24 Mar., 5 p.m., Committee Room, Green College. AGM followed at 5.15 p.m. by lecture by Count Nikolai Tolstoy (author and historian, stepson and biographer of Patrick O'Brian): `Parallel lives: C.S. Forester and Patrick O'Brian.' Members and guests £5. Membership details from Dr Colin Blogg, 11 Park Town, Oxford OX2 6SN. Tel.: 01865 512111, e-mail: csforester@hotmail.com.

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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 Museum of Natural History Shop

Heralding the approach of spring, our traditional, non-calorific assortment of stone eggs is joined by seasonal mugs, botanical cards, and a totally new product–nesting tubes for attracting red mason bees to the garden. A 10% discount is offered Mon.–Fri., on production of a University card at the start of a transaction. Easter closure Thurs., 12 April– Sun., 15 April inc. Otherwise open daily (inc. Easter Monday and the May bank holidays), 12 noon–5 p.m. Sales enquiries (2)72961.

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Office Space Wanted

Office space wanted for academic research orgnaisation, from mid- Aug, 2-3 rooms with own entrance in central/North Oxford. Contact: Professor R. Duessel, tel.: 01865 558772.

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Tuition Offered

Junior English Courses: are you an overseas parent studying or working in Oxford, and looking for an English language course for your children at Easter? Atlas English is a small, high-quality school which provides Easter course for Juniors from 11–17 years old, from 26 March–20 April. Central location, qualified teachers with long experience of dealing with this age group. Full social activities programme included. We also run summer courses from mid-June to Sept. Please contact Stephanie Gosling on 01869 247671, or e-mail: atlasenglish@btinternet.com.

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Services Offered

Home typing/secretarial services offered, 15 years office experience–legal, medical, general. Audio, copy typing etc. Prompt, efficient, accurate service provided. Reasonable charges. Please call Jenny on 01993 813577 and leave a message on the answerphone. All calls will be returned.

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.

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Domestic Services

Wanted: nanny/baby-sitter required for 2 girls, age 5 and 6, 3 p.m.–6 p.m., Mon.–Fri., term times only. Pay by negotiation. Must be loving and kind. References required. Didcot area. Please contact Dr Roni McGowan, tel.: 01865 286938 or (home) 01235 210756, e-mail: roni.mcgowan@ntlworld.com.

Northern Italian family (from Vicenza), with 2 children, 3 and 6 years, offer accommodation and small salary to a girl willing to play and speak English at home–3 month minimum. Please respond to: lupi.silvia@libero.it.

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

Dutch help-desk staff required, for internet company within established market research company for the Dutch helpdesk. Some knowledge and interest in IT and the internet so they would understand terms such as ISP's and internet browsers.Successful applicants will possess natural confidence, enthusiasm and excellent communication skills, and feel comfortable on the telephone. Salary will be paid at an hourly rate of £8 an hour, applicants will need to be able to cover a variety of shifts inc. evenings and Saturdays (some flexibility), approx. 30 hrs p.w. Please e-mail your c.v., and covering letter to Lynne.Hamed@acnielsen.co.uk, or mail ACNielsen, London Road, Headington, Oxford OX3 9SB. Closing date 30 Mar.

Elderly doctor is looking for help with driving, housekeeping, etc. This could be half-time. Could also be residential, with good accommodation available. Please tel.: 01865 768925.

Postgraduate required to teach musculo-skeletal physiology, anatomy and basic histology to human biology and exercise science 2nd year degree students. Three lectures per week for a maximum of 8 weeks starting 25 Apr. Please contact Dr R. P. Craven on 01865 483284, e-mail: rpcraven@brookes.ac.uk.

Part-time Assistant: need for the Oxford University Society for interesting work on Oxford University Alumni Travel Programme. Good English and computer skills required. Pleasant office, central Oxford: 6–10 hrs p.w. Pay according to experience. Please contact, Caroline Harrison, Alumni Travel Administrator on tel.: 01865 288087, fax.: 01865 288086, e-mail: caroline.harrison@admin.ox.ac.uk.

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

Lifestyle Letting and Management, 1 North Parade Avenue, Oxford: Foxglove Cottage, Woodstock–£850 p.c.m: spacious, modern, 2-bedroom cottage with garage, offered unfurnished. Available late April: North Parade Avenue–£420 p.c.m.: 1-bedroom studio annexe to period house in this fashionable area, fully furnished. Available now. Contact us for a full list of property: tel.: 01865 554577, fax: 01865 554578, e-mail: lifestyle-lettings@dial.pipex.com, Website: www.lifestyle-lettings.co.uk.

Large Victorian 3-storey house in central Jericho with small rear garden. Large living-room with double aspect, extensive kitchen with breakfast room, 2 double bedrooms, and 1 single bedroom. Excellent value for visiting academic or professional family. Well furnished and fully equipped, this property is available from Mar. For more information please contact Julia at Finders Keepers, 226 Banbury Road, Summertown, Oxford OX2 7BY. Tel.: 01865 311011, or visit the Finders Keepers website at www.finders.co.uk.

Furnished house with garden in St Clements, available to let from 1 May: 2 rooms upstairs (1 with small room off it), 2 downstairs, plus bathroom and kitchen. Garden inc. lawn , patio and vegetable patch. Would suit a family , or possibly 3 friends sharing. £700 p.c.m. exc. Tel.: 0207 607 1810 before 8 p.m.

North Oxford spacious detached family house with stone mullioned windows, and stripped herringbone wooden floors. Hall, beamed sitting-room with open fireplace, dining room, kitchen, cloakroom, 4 bedrooms, bathroom, large garden, off-road parking, unfurnished. To let for 1-2 yrs from 1 May. £1,650 p.c.m. Tel.: 01865 512556.

Exceptional value 4-bedroom detached family house in Woodstock. Large living-room, dining-room, study and 4 spacious bedrooms. There is a family bathroom, shower cubicle off the main bedroom, and a cloakroom downstairs. Fully maintained garden backing onto open fields, double garage and alarm system. Available furnished and equipped from early April at £750 p.c.m. Please contact Paul at Finders Keepers, Witney office. Tel.: 01993 700150 or e-mail: witney@finders.co.uk.

North Oxford furnished house available from 1 Sept., for 1 year or less. Charming, quiet, easy to maintain, fully furnished house in Jericho/north Oxford. Walk to university, train station, bus station, near Port Meadow, c.h., recently re-decorated, secluded garden, 2½ bathrooms, washing machine, dryer, telephone, linen, dishes, 2 bicycles. Two bedrooms, £990 p.m., or 3 bedrooms, £1,350 p.m. (inc. bedsit with separate kitchen and entrance). Contact: OXFORD: J.Mackrell (eves., or mornings 7-8 a.m.), tel.: 01865 775567; CANADA: A. Gaston, tel.: (613) 745 1368, fax.: (613) 745 0299, e-mail: Gaston@cyberus.ca.

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

Luxurious 2-bedroom apartment in a converted stable in the grounds of Wytham Abbey, within the quiet and idyllic village of Wytham, 3 miles from central Oxford. Shared medieval walled courtyard garden, private car park and permit to walk in Wytham Woods. Available fully, partially or unfurnished, preferably for a long-term let. Tel.: 01865 726919.

Flat in Victorian house, Iffley Road, 1 mile city centre: large sitting- room/kitchen, bedroom, bath/shower. Rent inc. Council Tax, hot water, some c.h. £500 p.c.m. (low because not self-contained in daytime). Tel.: 01869 350372.

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 Sought

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 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 0775 9452417.

Visiting American Professor, working in the Dept. of Educational Studies, seeks 1/2 bedroom accommodation in Oxford area for mid-May–mid-Aug. (dates flexible). Furnished preferred but anything considered. Deposit and excellent references available. Tel.: 07979 956406, e-mail: lkeiler@richmond.edu.

Visiting academic from South Africa seeks fully-equipped accommodation for self and wife in Oxford area for 4 months, from 1 Sept.–31 Dec. Please e-mail: P.Maylam@ru.ac.za.

Medical Professor, accompanied by his wife, and working at the John Radcliffe Hospital seeks accommodation in or around Oxford for 5 weeks from the 30 April, 2001. Two-bedroom flat or house would be ideal but happy to consider anything. For further details please contact 01865 220970.

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 ahve 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 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 Offered

Large room in shared garden flat for 2 in East Oxford (Divinity Road), available from 1 May. Rent c. £270 p.c.m. plus bills and contribution to council tax (where applicable). Phone 01865 (2)76729.

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Excellent, quiet, light and spacious studio bedsit, centrally situated off North Parade. Own entrance from patio-garden, own bathroom with shower, c.h., phone, fridge and light cooking facilities. Suitable for 1, professional or mature graduate student, non-smoker preferred. £420 p.c.m. inc. bills (except tel. and council tax increment if applicable). Tel.: 01865 553294.

Large, warm, sunny, comfortably furnished 2-bedroom flat, to be let while we are away on fieldwork, mid-May (poss. earlier)–mid-(possibly late)Sept. Flat has well-equipped kitchen, TV, CD and tape player, large bright sitting-room, generously sized kitchen and bathroom. Convenient location in Jericho, 5 minutes walk from St. Giles, 7–10 minutes walk from city centre. Rent £650 (or nearest offer) plus bills. Please ring 01865 556204 mornings or evenings.

Two rooms (bedroom and sitting-room/study) available for rent in a large house in Oxford (Headington). Close to bus stops, walking distance to Churchill/Warneford sites. Suit female postgrad/academic/professional. Non-smokers only. £400 p.m. exc. bills. Phone 01865 741666.

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.

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.

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Accommodation Exchange

Two/three bedroom house in North or West Oxford wanted for professional couple with child—to swop with bright, 3 bedroom, 2 reception, spacious garden flat, fully furnished. North London, 8 minutes to tube (zone 2), from Apr. for 12 months plus. All mod cons. Tel.: 0207 281 8488 or e-mail: Ellie Barnes, ellie@newsqu.demon.co.uk, tel.: 020 7281 8466, fax: 087 0054 3929.

Free Summer holiday accommodation exchange in the US: a professor from Hingham, Massachusetts, US (Boston area) would like to exchange his home for housing accommodation in Oxford this summer. The approximate dates are mid- July–mid-Aug., with flexibility on both ends. Basic needs are: 2-3 bedroom house or flat, in or around Oxford, and a car (bikes would be an added plus). Please contact: adina.henson@anat.ox.ac.uk for queries or further details.

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Summer Let

City-centre house with view of Thames available for 2 months, mid- July–Sept. Fully equipped, 3 bedrooms (2 double, 1 single), 2 bathrooms, gas c.h., garden, garage. £1,000 p.c.m. inc. charges, except tel. calls. Tel.: 01865 250462.

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Holiday Lets

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.

Portugal (Charneca da Caparica): this self-contained flat with fully equipped kitchen, 1 bathroom with shower, 1 double bedroom, and 1 single bedroom (with 2 beds), 1 spacious sitting/dining room, and a large roof terrace, is part of a quiet farmhouse surrounded by gardens, and is situated only 2kms from several superb, clean and safe beaches along the Caparica coast. Ideal location for people in search of a mixture of countryside atmosphere and seaside resources, with the advantage of being less than 30 minutes away from Lisbon by car. Car is essential. Available from May–July, and Sept.–Nov. £540 p.c.m., or £135 p.w. Tel. not inc. All linen inc. One month/week refundable deposit for damages and for tel. expenses. E-mail: madalena.goncalves@mod-langs.ox.ac.uk.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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Flat for Sale

St Thomas Street, Oxford: a unique opportunity to acquire a first-floor modern flat in a development close to the city centre, railway station, and Said Business School. Entrance hall leading to sitting-room, exceptionally well-equipped kitchen, 2 double bedrooms with built-in wardrobes, bathroom with overhead shower, double length garage. Entry phone security system to secure Mews courtyard. £198,000. Contact: A. N. Lane, 01865 514516 (home), 01865 459204 (home).

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Houses 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.

Pleasant, 3-bedroom modern cottage, Tema Valley, 12 miles west of Ludlow. Large living-room, oil and electric heating, garage, small gardens. Village has rail station, P.O., shop, good butcher, garages, 2 pubs. Price £59,500. Fully equipped (inc. cutlery, china, pots and pans, machines), and agreeably furnished (all carpets, curtains, duvets, bed-linen) at price to be agreed. Ready to move into. Tel.: 01993 812300.

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For Sale

A1 OUP: this distinctive vehicle registration is now available for sale. Please contact Dr Michael Watts by telephone on 01869 331181 anytime, or by e-mail: michael@stardancer.org.uk for details. n

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