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French into English. High standard. Two pages of extracts 18th-19th century texts on England, Scotland and France. Contact: H. Denis in France. Fax: (33)1 465 85560.

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Schools' Open Days

Magdalen College School, Oxford: open morning, 9.30 a.m.--12 noon, Sat., 7 Oct. Magdalen College School is an independent, academic day school for 580 boys aged 7--18. For over 500 years, boys have made a distinguished contribution to the life of their country. The values of the school encompass a love of learning, a sense of responsibility towards each other and the wider community, and respect for the individuality of each boy. Sport, music, drama and extra-curricular activities play an important part in the life of all pupils. Please telephone for further details and a prospectus: 01865 242191.

Open morning, d'Overbroeck's College: Sat. 14 Oct., 10 a.m.–12.30 p.m. All welcome. Entry at age 13 into year 9; entry at 16+ in the sixth form. Beechlawn House, 1 Park Town, Oxford OX2 6SN. Tel.: 01865 310000.

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Business Plan Development

If you are in the process of setting up a new company and 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 out between Jan. and Mar. 2001. In recent years a number of local and spin-out companies have been helped in this way. Please contact stephan.chambers@sbs.ox.ac.uk for information.

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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. During Michaelmas Term, as well as our wide range of activities and visits, we invite newcomers to a Welcome Tea Party at Wolfson College on Sunday, 22 Oct., 4--6 p.m., and to our Christmas Fair in the Club Room at 13 Norham Gardens on Wednesday, 6 Dec., at 10.30 a.m.

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Tuition Offered

German tuition for all levels. Experienced German university teacher offers one-to-one and group tuition tailored to individual needs: revisions for GCSE, A levels, and BA/MAs: polishing up conversation skills for travel or business: reading German for specific research purposes: or simply learning the language from scratch. Please tel.: 01865 553145, or contact me by e-mail: 114611.1677@compuserve.com.

Piano lessons, experienced teacher. Children and adults. All grades. Beginners welcome. Contact: Miss P. Read B.A. (Hons.) L.R.A.M., Jericho, Oxford. Tel.: 01865 510904.

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Services Offered

Your basic personal tax return completed and all liabilities calculated for £120. Letting, authorship, royalty income etc., £40 extra. No VAT charged. For business and trust accounts etc. please ask for a quotation. John Hanks LLM FCA, Chartered Accountant, 50 Thames Street, Oxford OX1 1SU. Tel.: 01865 438572. E-mail: john.hanks@ukonline.co.uk.

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 worldwide), 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, e-mail: summertown@020.mbe.uk.com.

Town and Country Trees, arboricultural contractors. Tree surgery, felling, planting, hedges, orchard and shrub pruning, stump removal. Fully qualified, fully insured. Tel.: 01869 351540, or 01993 811115.

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Domestic Services

BLITZERS: house doctors/specialists in post and pre-occupancy cleaning. Moving, selling your home, or simply want a spring clean? For a quality service, competitive rates and excellent customer references call us on: 01865 316872 (office)/0780 8388945 (mobile).

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

Maison Francaise d'Oxford, require a bi-lingual receptionist/secretary as from Oct. Candidates should be motivated, dynamic and flexible with good word- processing skills in both English and French. Good salary, 9 weeks annual holiday. Applications, inc. c.v. and names and addresses of 2 referees, should be addressed to the Bursar: Maison Francaise d'Oxford, Norham Road, Oxford OX2 6SE. Fax: 01865 274225, e-mail: maison@sable.ox.ac.uk.

Cafe Coton, French company, created 1990, shirt specialist is looking for 2 Sales Assistants (part-time), 18-30 hours p.w., from £4.80 per hour, for its shops in Oxford and London. Duties: sales on the shop floor, receipt and management of orders, merchandising, stockroom duties. The person: should be dynamic and well-presented, computer/internet skills required. To apply e-mail: cafecoton@aol.com with covering letter and c.v. For more information visit: www.cafecoton.co.uk.

Cafe Coton: Assistant Manager. Salary: fixed plus bonus. Duties: sales representative in store, help manager with daily tasks, receipt and management of order, merchandising, inventories. Location: Oxford. Availability: as soon as possible. The person: dynamic, computer/internet skills required, good presentation. To apply mail: cafecoton@aol.com with covering letter and c.v. For more information visit: www.cafecoton.co.uk.

Assistant Editor, Oxford English Dictionary: as part of the comprehensive revision of the Oxford English Dictionarynow in progress, an additional staff member is required to join the team of revision editors. The successful applicant will work in the new environment of online publication, which requires the steady issue of consistent and searchable scholarly text from the Dictionary's ongoing research programme. Training is provided in one of three editorial teams concerned with general revision. Applicants should have a First or Upper Second class degree, will be required to demonstrate a thorough grounding in the history of English, and competence in Middle English, and must be able to work accurately, logically, and rapidly through complex text. Further information regarding the revision project is available on the OEDWeb site: http://www.oed.com. The salary offered will be in the region of £16,000--£17,000 p.a. depending on skills and experience. OUP offers a full range of supporting benefits. Vacancy ref: 00/227. Contact Gareth Williams, Personnel Officer, e-mail: ac.personnel@oup.co.uk. Closing date 2 Oct.

Deputy Academic Director required for US overseas study organisation. Recent D.Phil. or D.Phil. candidate with some administrative experience preferred. Salary up to £30,000 p.a. depending on qualifications. Hours can be flexible. Please send c.v. to Dr Richardson at 8 Tennyson Lodge, Paradise Square, Oxford OX1 1UD.

Jesus College: Assistant to the Tutorial Administrator. Salary: £16,134--£19,227. The College seeks to appoint an Assistant to the Tutorial Administrator who is in charge of the Tutorial Office, dealing with all aspects of the academic administration of the College. In particular he or she will work closely with the Tutor for Graduates who is responsible for graduate admissions and the progress of graduate students. In addition, the Assistant will be expected to provide support to the Tutorial Administrator on a wide range of undergraduate matters. Sound administrative/secretarial and IT skills are sought, personal initiative and a willingness to accept responsibility are essential. Some familiarity with university and/or college procedures would be helpful. This is a varied and interesting post in a busy college office. Written applications, with c.v. and the names and addresses of two referees, should be sent to the Tutorial Administrator, Jesus College, Oxford OX1 3DW from whom further particulars may be obtained (e-mail: dprice@jesus.ox.ac.uk, or tel.: 01865 279720, or view on www.jesus.ox.ac.uk). Closing date for applications: Tuesday, 10 October.

Wanted: part-time administration and finance officer for Oxford Research Group, a small charity, 4 miles outside Oxford; 16 hours p.w., £15,600 p.a. pro rata. Responsible for the smooth running of office systems, book-keeping, payroll, and reclaiming tax on charitable donations. Tel.: 01865 242819.

School of Advanced Study, University of London: Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in `The Reception of British Authors in Europe'. An AHRB funded position is available from Nov. to support this project directed by Dr Elinor Shaffer. The duties of the post include research, liaison with European colleagues, editing, and possible research travel. You will possess a Ph.D. in Modern Languages or in History combined with a working knowledge of at least one modern European language. Sound IT skills, including word- processing, e-mail and Internet, are essential and previous experience of (or a keen interest in) database technology would be a distinct advantage. The starting salary for this position will be in the range 18,909--20,865 inclusive of London Weighting, per annum. For details of how to apply, please contact the Personnel Office, Rm 219, Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU. The closing date for receipt of completed applications is 4 p.m. on Wednesday, 4 Oct. Tel.: 020-7862 8100 (dedicated 24-hour asnwer-phone); confidential fax: 020 7862 8080; e-mail: recruit@admin.lon.ac.uk, quoting ref. 70/2K-O; Internet: http://www.lon.ac.uk/intranet/studserv/vacancies.htm.

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Houses to Let

Superb bay fronted Victorian house in south Oxford: 3 bedrooms, light and airy, 1½ baths, dishwasher, washing machine, conservatory with south-facing garden backing onto stream, parks, tennis courts, country walks, walk to city centre, shops, colleges. Available from 1 Oct. £850 p.c.m. E-mail: dirk.obbink@chch.ox.ac.uk. Tel.: 01865 798 892 or 276212.

Central North Oxford, tranquillity minutes from the centre: immaculate, elegantly furnished Victorian-style house in landscaped surroundings, lovely views over Port Meadow and canal. Four bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, luxury kitchen/breakfast room, dining room/study, sitting room, secluded paved garden, parking. Non-smokers preferred. Available 11 Nov. £1,600 p.c.m. plus bills. View on: www.oxfordcity.co.uk/accom/waterside. E-mail: vballeny@callnetuk.com, tel.: ++ 44 (0)20 7274 7691.

Excellent location, close to schools and all North Oxford recreational facilities: house with 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1 cloakroom, 2 reception rooms and large enclosed garden. Available Oct., for 1 year. £950 p.c.m. Tel.: 01223 507739.

Edwardian Houseboat, River Thames, Oxford. Exquisite mooring on Port Meadow, 10 mins. Oxford centre. The historic Queen's Barge has been fully restored and fitted with period furnishings, and all modern conveniences. Grand saloon, main bedroom, additional bedroom, study, bathroom and kitchen. Parking available. Easy access to trains. From £1,250 p.c.m. Tel./fax: 01789 740 783, or e-mail: hamel@wanadoo.fr.

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 5 Dec.--31 Jan. £750 p.c.m. Tel.: + 44 (0) 1865 721006, e-mail: christopher.haigh@chch.ox.ac.uk.

North Oxford , within the ring-road: beautiful, unusual, open-plan, fully- furnished modern house; very quiet, with stunning views to open countryside; off-street parking and small patio garden. Near convenient bus-route. Suit visiting academic or professional couple. Regret no children, pets, or smokers. Available from 1 Oct., £895 p.c.m. Tenant pays council tax, water rates, electricity, and phone bills. Tel.: 01865 515085, e-mail: trishaboyd@hotmail.com.

Central Oxford, Rewley Park: recently built 2-bedroom terrace house, close to University and city centre (5-minute walk). Situated in quiet cul-de-sac adjacent to train station. One double bedroom, 1 single bedroom-cum-office, ample hanging and storage space, modern kitchen, washer/drier, gas c.h.; carpeted, furnished, and equipped to a high standard throughout. Small garden and patio. Own parking. Available 1 Oct. for 6--12 months at £835 p.c.m. exc., or for 3--6 months at 940 p.c.m. inc. utilities and council tax. Dr Josephine Reynell. Tel.: 01865 516615, fax: 01865 516616, e-mail: macdonaldreynell@netscapeonline.co.uk.

Iffley Village, Victorian terrace. Two receptions (period fireplaces), beech h/w floors, modern kitchen, and bathroom, very large double bedroom, second study/guest bedroom. Lovely garden. Beautiful property in unique village setting close to river and city centre. Available Oct. onwards. £850 p.c.m. E-mail: robinedwards63@.hotmail.com, tel.: 00 1 617 610 1810 (USA).

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.: 01865 7611533, fax: 764777, e-mail: info@qbman.co.uk.

Woodlands Close, Headington: quiet, unfurnished 2-bedroom, maisonette with garden, fitted kitchen, bathroom with shower, fully carpeted, fitted wardrobes. Available 15 Sept., minimum 1 year. Suit professional couple. £700 p.c.m. Tel.: 01865 554987. References required.

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 please contact Finders Keepers at 226, Banbury Road, Summertown, Oxford OX2 7BY. Tel.: 01865 311011. Fax: Oxford 556993. E-mail: oxford@finders.co.uk. Internet site: http://www.finders.co.uk.

Upway Road, Headington: a well-appointed semi-detached house, with 3 large bedrooms, to let part/unfurnished; spacious fitted kitchen, 24-ft lounge/dining-room, c.h., d.g., front and rear gardens, off-road parking; close to JR Hospital, Oxford Brookes University, and schools; easy access to Oxford University, city centre, and London. Ideal for family, visiting academic or professional couple. Non-smokers only; no pets please. Available Nov./Dec. for long-term lease. References and deposit required. £780 p.c.m. plus all bills. Tel.: 0207-453 6219 (w), or 0787-940 7326 (mobile); e-mail: ngc@caaerg.co.uk.

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Flats to Let

Headington: delightful, new, self- contained 2-bedroom spacious modern flat in heart of Headington. Within 1 mile of hospitals, on London bus route. Available now. 1 year lease preferred. Rent £880 p.c.m. plus bills. Leaflet tel.: 01865 865377, fax: 01865 515389, e-mail: jeannebliss@yahoo.com.

Upper Wolvercote: 1-bedroom flat in good condition and position with open views. Convenient location on regular and frequent bus route, also car parking. In village atmosphere, close to both Port Meadow and Oxford city. Available immediately at £595 p.c.m. plus electricity and telephone bills only. E-mail: WrldCo@cs.com, tel.: 01865 451770.

North Oxford . Excellent modern 2-bedroom flat available in select North Oxford development. Fully furnished to a high standard. Available to visiting academics only for up to one year from 1 Oct. Rent £750 p.c.m. plus utilities and council tax. Further details from the Bursar, Hertford College. Tel.: 01865 (2)79414 or e-mail: peter.baker@hertford.ox.ac.uk.

Folly Bridge, 2 brand new 1/2 bedroom flats, on the banks of the River Isis, one available from 1 Oct. and one from 15 Oct., for the academic year. Accommodation consists of 1 double bedroom, 1 study/single bedroom, sitting room, kitchen, and bathroom. Both flats are fully furnished and have magnificent river and Christ Church Meadow views. £950 p.c.m. Further details from the Bursar, Hertford College. Tel.: 01865 (2)79414 or e-mail: peter.baker@hertford.ox.ac.uk.

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Accommodation Offered

Single room to let in old cottage. Shared facilities, ample parking, quiet village location, 9 miles west of Oxford. Non-smokers only. £250 p.c.m. plus phone and council tax. Tel.: 01865 390 844 eves.

Iffley Village: double room overlooking secluded garden, with en suite bathroom, and share of spacious, newly modernised house, picturesquely sited, to suit male liking pictures etc. £300 p.c.m. plus bills Tel.: 01865 749329.

Two single rooms in a tidy modern house sharing with owner. Non-smoking professional. £380 p.m. inc. bills. Sandford-on-Thames (S. Oxford), 10 minute bus into Oxford. Tel.: 07970 032285.

Paying guests, visiting academics, welcomed for short or long stays in the comfortable home of a semi-retired academic couple, in exclusive, quiet, leafy central North Oxford, within walking distance of all main university buildings, town centre, parks, river, good shops, and restaurants. All rooms have colour TV, tea-/coffee-making facilities, microwave, and refrigerator and/or refrigerator and deep-freeze 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, e-mail: oxford@finders.co.uk. Internet site: http://www.finders.co.uk.

Delightful rooms, North Oxford. All rooms £45 p.w., telephone, shower, c.h., all mod. cons. Available now, short stay up to 3 months. Located near Woodstock Road roundabout. Tel.: 01865 511657.

Are you looking for accommodation in Oxford, close to the city centre, Mon.-- Fri. only? Small room available in comfortable, sunny house near Hinksey Park. £60 p.w. Tel.: 01865 241693. Female, non-smoker preferred.

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Accommodation sought

Professional couple, non-smokers, seek 2--3 bedroom, well-equipped house/flat, to rent short/long-term, beginning 1 Dec. North Oxford preferred. Please contact T.K. Thompson on 0207 229 7309 or e-mail: tkthompson@yahoo.com.

I am seeking to borrow a house or 2 to put up my relatives for the Christmas festivities. One family is a couple with 3 children over 18, and the other a couple with 4 boys between the ages of 8--16. I am prepared to pay reasonable rent for up to a week's use (even though the actual use will only be 3 or 4 nights) for any houses that are suitable to accommodate each family. Please call Anne De Moor on 01865 557932.

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 7611533, 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 Sought to Rent or Exchange

Visiting academic couple, reliable and tidy, non-smokers, keen to rent a furnished flat or small house within about 3 miles of the centre of Oxford. Early Dec.--early June 2001. Alternatively, would be happy to exchange a home in Oxford for a 3- bedroom house, with piano, in Wellington, NZ, overlooking Harbour, close to the University, to the city and to a wildlife refuge. Swap the English winter for the New Zealand summer! Please contact Colin Bain on 01865 275467 or e-mail: colin.bain@chem.ox.ac.uk

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Holiday Lets

Interior designer's 18th c. maison de maîtrewith medieval tower in quiet hamlet, garden with breath-taking view. Sleeps 8. Ideal for walking, mushroom picking tours, swimming in rivers and lakes, hunting and fishing, Christmas parties. Between Albi and Montpellier, close to Roquefort and the famous Abbey of Sylvanès, Cathar and Templar sites. Gastronomic cuisine and the possibility of learning French, French cooking, and the skills associated with preserves of mushrooms, jams and foie gras. Half-board £150 per person per week. Contact Sophie de Vergnette on 003 356 599 8379, e-mail: tparfitt@compuserve.com.

Winter let, SW France. Charming, 19th-c. farmhouse in the beautiful, peaceful Lot countryside. Lovely garden, spectacular views, close to Figeac and many other historic villages. Four double bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, sitting-room, and dining-room with open fire, kitchen, and grass tennis court. Skiing within one hour. Available end Sept.--March 2001. £250 p.c.m. for long let. Cost for shorter periods on application. Tel.: 01483 202200.

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House for Sale

Grandpont: detached, Victorian house, 5 minutes' walk from city centre. Three bedrooms, spacious kitchen/diner, lovely secluded garden, lots of period features. No chain. Owners must move by Nov. OIRO £250,000, for a quick sale. Anne Bennett tel.: 01865 454440, e-mail: abennett@accountingweb.co.uk.

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Flat for Sale

Summertown, North Oxford: spacious second-floor flat in good condition in purpose-built block on corner of Osberton Road and Woodstock Road; 3 double bedrooms, large kitchen/breakfast room, lounge, bathroom, new gas c.h., d.g., off-road parking, and garage. No chain. Guide price £170,000. Tel.: 01865 224237 (day), or 01865 721344 (evening); e-mail: peter.rothwell@clneuro.ox.ac.uk.

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Narrow-boat for Sale

Benevolence, vintage wooden narrow-boat (1938), lovingly restored and absolutely sound; at present moored on Oxford Canal in Oxford. Lister HR2 diesel engine with 12 and 240 volts; luxuriously furnished home; diesel fired c.h.; fully-equipped kitchen with washing-machine, gas cooker, and fridge; bathroom with bath and shower; 5 rooms inc. traditional back cabin. Moorings negotiable in Oxford or elsewhere. Experience the freedom of the canal and river network in a movable yet permanent home. Suitable for 2 people working at research or academic centres or wishing to spend periods in Oxford/London/Birmingham or other parts of the country. Guide price £55,000. The Revd W.L.R. Watson, St Peter's College. Tel.: 01865 464198, or 0976 962 810 (mobile); e-mail: Rowan Watson c/o WaltonStreetCycles@btinternet.com. n

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For Sale

Piano: German, upright, metal frame, walnut casing with brass candlesticks, and all original features. Recently tuned. Good condition. £550. Tel.: 01865 552564.

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