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Ashmolean Museum Shop

The Ashmolean Museum Shop will be open every day, except Mondays, up to and inc. Fri., 22 Dec., stocking Christmas cards, calendars, diaries, giftwrap, books for all ages, and general giftware. Christmas card brochure available on request. Opening hours: Tue.– Sat. 10 a.m.–4 p.m., Sun. 2–4 p.m. The museum and shop will reopen after Christmas on 28 Dec. Tel.: Oxford (2)78010, fax: (2)78018.

Bodleian Shop

The Bodleian Shop will remain open until 6 p.m. every weekday evening until Christmas. New: Cats in Oxford desk calendar, silver Radcliffe Camera earrings and cufflinks, and lots of other gifts and cards. Entrance in Old Schools Quadrangle. Open 9–6 weekdays, 9–12.30 Sats.

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University Museum Gift Shop

Dodo or turkey this Christmas? Oxford University Museum gift shop for an unusual Christmas present. Choose from a wide range of gift ideas which include amber and stone bead necklaces, the largest selection of minerals in Oxford, beeswax candle kits, assorted frogs, Dodo pad diaries, cards, giftwrap, kits, and books. Open 12 noon–5 p.m. Mon.–Sat. until 5 p.m. on Thur. 21 Dec.; reopen 12 noon, Sat. 30 Dec.; open on Mon. 1 Jan. Ten per cent discount given on production of this copy of the Gazette on all purchases over £5 until Sat. 6 Jan. Oxford University Museum, Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3PW.

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Services Offered

Angels on Horseback: proper food for any occasion—weddings, christenings, birthdays, business meetings, dinner parties. Tel.: Oxford 351272 or 68260.

Frederick and Sudabeh Hine, private dealers in oriental carpets, rugs, runners, and kelims. Wide selection of tribal and village pieces from Iran, Turkey, and Afghanistan in stock. Specialists in fine Persian carpets and also Old Chinese. Extra-large carpets and runners available from store. 10 per cent discount to the University plus additional discounts for cash and for second purchases. Prayer rugs at around £45 make very acceptable gifts. Open 10 a.m--6 p.m., 7 days a week. Old Squash Court at rear of 16 Linton Road, North Oxford. Tel./fax: Oxford 59396.

Interior furnishing: curtain makers and traditional upholsterers. Upholstery tools and accessories, braids and trimmings. Fitted and Oriental carpets. Wallpaper. A complete interior design service is available if required. Furniture restoration and chair repairs. Wall panelling, bookcases and individual joinery designed and made. We now offer a quality interior and exterior decorating service, and `no hassle' building work. Please enquire for further details. Braziers of Oxford—established at 57 High Street, Oxford, since 1896. Tel.: Oxford 246574.

Original joinery: beautiful bookcases, cabinets, and fitted furniture, individually designed and hand-made in hard- and softwoods. Restoration and architectural joinery for period buildings; interior design and construction. For original designs and traditional skills, contact Original Joinery. Tel.: Oxford 741754, or 0367 2402125.

Picture framing: we offer a high-quality service using a wide range of materials. Wash-line mounts, case frames, stretching of textiles, cleaning and repairs to existing frames. Helpful and efficient service. Open 6 days a week. Richard Adams, 5c West End, Witney, Oxon. OX8 6NG. Tel.: 01993 773431.

Domestic Services

Carpet/upholstery/curtain cleaning by Grimebusters, your local specialists. Quality work, competitive prices. Domestic, commercial, college. Also carpet/upholstery stain protection, pre-occupancy cleaning, flood cleaning/drying, oriental rug cleaning. For free estimates and friendly advice, call Grimebusters. Tel.: Oxford 726983 or Abingdon 555533.

Situations Vacant

Oxford University Computing Services invites applications for the post of Network Server Management Assistant. The role is to install and manage, on a day-to-day basis, a number of Novell servers. The post is full-time for one year, with some prospects for extension. The salary will be on the RS1B scale (£14,317–£18,294) for academic-related staff. Further details and application forms are available from Mrs Nicky Tomlin, OUCS, 13 Banbury Road, Oxford. Closing date for receipt of applications is Fri. 5 Dec. Tel.: Oxford (2)73230, e-mail:

Part-time teacher of Economics (2–4 hours p.w.) required from Jan. for small groups of university level students on our Liberal Arts programme. Applications with c.v. to Mrs A. Rogers, St Clare's, Oxford, 139 Banbury Road, Oxford OX2 7AL, from whom further details may be obtained. A registered charity promoting education; charity no. 294085. Tel.: Oxford 52031, fax: 310002.

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Houses to Let

Pleasant3-bedroom terrace house to let in Chester Street, just off the Iffley Road, 1 Jan.–30 June. Fully furnished and in good condition. Would be suitable for an academic with a small family. Rent negotiable. Contact the Manciple, All Souls College. Tel.: Oxford (2)79315.

Picturesque 18th-c. cottage in village 2 miles from Witney (Oxford 12 miles, Charlbury main-line station 4 miles); 3 bedroom, 3 reception rooms; small garden; off-road parking; restaurant/pub within walking distance. £700 p.c.m. Tel.: Oxford (2)71257, or 01608 811258.

Furnished central North Oxford house to let: walk to colleges, train station, bus station; near Port Meadow; c.h., recently redecorated, secluded garden, garden furniture, terrace; 3 bedrooms, 1½ bathrooms, washing-machine, drier, telephone, linen, dishes, 2 bicycles. Suitable for visiting academics. £830 p.m. Tel.: Oxford 53679.

Coming to Oxford? QB Management are one of Oxford's foremost letting agents with a range of good quality flats and houses in the Oxford area. We specialise in lettings to visiting academics, medical personnel, and other professionals and our aim is to provide the friendliest and most helpful service in Oxford. Please telephone or fax us with details of your requirements and we will do whatever we can to help without obligation. Tel.: Oxford 64533, fax: 64777.

Mallam's Residential Letting and Management Department offers a complete letting and management service. If you are considering letting your property please call for a professional consultation without cost or obligation. Tel.: Oxford 241466.

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Flats to Let

St Clement's: self-contained newly-decorated studio flat; suit mature single person (non-smoker). £375 p.c.m. inc. heating and hot water. Tel.: Oxford 721052.

Flat to let 2 Jan.–31 Mar.; at bottom end of High Street; double bedroom, lounge/diner with study area, kitchen, bathroom; fully equipped and furnished. £575 p.c.m. inc. of utilities. Contact Mrs S. Williams, Administrator, Stanford University Centre in Oxford. Tel.: Oxford 251193, fax: 728782, e-mail:

Flat to let late Dec. (long let only): recently refurbished; 1 double bedroom, living-room, kitchen, bathroom; c.h.; all facilities; private parking; quiet Banbury Road location, half- mile from city centre. Non-smoker. £560 p.m. plus council tax. Tel.: Oxford 511628.

Attractive 2-bedroom furnished stable flat (building listed grade 2) in beautiful rural setting 10 miles from central Oxford; parking for 2 cars and close to main bus route. Available Jan. £725 p.m. (6 months min.). Tel.; 01844 339650.

West Oxford, city centre 1 mile, good bus and rail service: quiet flat in cul-de-sac; suit single or couple; bedroom, sitting-room, kitchen, bathroom, telephone, small garden. Available from 8 Jan. 1996. £450 p.c.m. Tel.: 01993 811488.

Immaculate, warm, modern, 2-bedroom first-floor apartment with fitted kitchen, carpet, and curtains, for rent, east Oxford; communal gardens/off-street parking for two. Tenancy one year renewable from Dec./Jan. Can be furnished or unfurnished. £545 p.c.m. Tel.: Oxford 723281.

Accommodation Offered

North Oxford : independent male graduate wanted to share quiet house facing Port Meadow. Rent £58 p.w. inc. Short or long let. Tel.: Oxford 515379.

Beautiful beamed double bedroom in shared house in Old Botley (North Hinksey) available now. Rent approx. £250 p.c.m. Francesca Brewer, OUP. Tel.: Oxford 56767, ext. 3408 (w), or 724939 (h).

North Oxford, 1 mile from city centre: convenient and comfortable bedsit, suits academic visitor, non-smoker, available from Jan. for 3–6 months or longer. £80 p.w. all inc. Tel.: Oxford 53638.

Bed-and-breakfast available in a warm, comfortable house in exclusive central North Oxford, within easy walking distance of all main university buildings and town centre; a stone's throw from parks, river, and several excellent restaurants. Colour TV and tea- and coffee-making facilities in all rooms; microwaves available. Very moderate terms. Tel.: Oxford 57879.

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Accommodation Sought

Visiting professor and family desire to let a 4- bedroom furnished home for the period Apr–July. Starting and end dates flexible. Contact David Magleby direct or local contact, Byron Shafer, Nuffield College. Fax (Prof. Magleby): 1 801 378 5730, e- mail:; tel. (Prof. Shafer): Oxford (2)78509.

Letting summer 1996? University Department requires short-term lets within Oxford for visiting academics and their families, late June–mid-Aug. Tel.: Oxford (2)70306.

Visiting research fellow (Australian Academy of Science/Royal Society Exchange Visitor) seeks furnished 2+-bedroom house/cottage for mid-Apr.–mid-June (TT). Female, non-smoker +/-- visiting parents. Preferably on bus route to central Oxford. E-mail:

Going abroad? Or just thinking of letting your property? QB Management are 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. Tel.: Oxford 64533, or fax: 64777.

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Accommodation Exchange

Academic couple with child would like to exchange either large 4-bedroom house in suburbs of Philadelphia or small 2- bedroom house with guest-house/study in the mountains of central Vermont for suitable house or apartment in Oxford for month of Aug. 1996. Contact (1) Deborah Roberts or (2) Don Fowler, Oxford. E-mail (1):; (2) tel.: (2)79683 (w) or 512270 (h), e- mail:

Accommodation sought to rent or exchange

Visiting Australian surgeon with family seeks 3/4- bedroom furnished house/flat in Oxford for 12 months from July, to rent or exchange with house in Melbourne. North Oxford preferred. Tel.: Oxford 512145 or 01235 850365.

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Holiday Lets

Accommodation in Hungary: bed-and-breakfast or long-term in central Budapest in newly-refurbished spacious flat with all mod. cons. Resident Oxford host on the premises. Evans. Tel.: Oxford (2)77054 (w), or 863253 (h).

Italy, 1 hour Venice and Venice airport: modern house quietly situated in the beautiful foothills of the Alps; 4 bedrooms (sleeps 7), all mod. cons., telephone, clothes and dish- washers, cot, push-chair, paddling pool. Children welcome. Good wine- producing area. £300 p.w. Arnold, 87 Bainton Road, Oxford OX2 7AG. Tel. and fax: Oxford 515264.

Black Mountains, Wales: to let year-round, Sat.–Sat., still available over Christmas/New Year: stone cottage on mountainside; splendid views; secluded garden. Reasonable rates, varying with time of year, for considerate holiday-makers who will respect adjoining farmland. Comfortable, well-furnished; choice of electric heaters or c.h. from wood/coal-burner; d/s sitting-room with sofa-bed, bathroom/w.c., fully-equipped kitchen/dining-room, sun-room; u/s sitting-room/study with double bed, 2 other double bedrooms. Thomas Braun, Merton. Tel.: Oxford (2)76328 or 01509 233833 (answer-phone).

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House for Sale

English Riviera: attractive house with 4 large bedrooms; interior/exterior well maintained; panoramic sea-views, south-facing, and large south-facing garden; garage. Quiet residential area. Beaches nearby. Large space under house for extra room/storage. Potential 2 flats. Many further changes could easily be made. £105,000 freehold. Write: Advertiser, 120 Arlington Drive, Old Marston Road, Oxford.

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