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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.

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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.

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.

Oriental carpets: Persian, Turkish, Afghan, Caucasian, and Tribal Chinese carpets and kelims bought and sold, cleaned and repaired. We carry a good stock of varied sizes and runners in Oxford, and have access to bonded warehouses for larger and oversize pieces. Home trial service. We sell Anti-Slip for rugs and carpets—stops carpets creeping. Braziers of Oxford, 57 High Street, Oxford, and 24 High Street, Wallingford. 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.

Oxuniprint, Oxford University Press---the University Printers: specialising in booklet and publicity material, typesetting, printing, and finishing; Output Bureau provides high-quality output from disk from all major DTP programs onto paper, bromide, colour-separated positive or negative film; high-quality specialist colour copier service. For service, quality, and competitive prices contact Oxuniprint, Oxford University Press, Walton Street, Oxford. Tel.: Oxford 514691, fax: 514010.

Tax advice and accountancy. We specialise in assisting academics and other professionals with all tax and accounting matters. Fast, personal service at low rates. Tassano & Co., 118 Banbury Road, Oxford. Contact Dr Charles McCreery. Tel.: Oxford 513381.

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Domestic Services

Nanny share: little Meg who is 15 months old and lives in a lovely house in the middle of Oxford is looking for a friend to come to her house every weekday to share her wonderful nanny Susan. She has lots of toys and picture books in a very big nursery and a beautiful garden in summer. There are walks every day to chase the squirrels and feed the ducks. With music, cooking, favourite videos and nursery rhymes, playing games and making things, we have lots of fun together. Tel.: Oxford 310514.

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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Houses to Let

Small, attractive 2-bedroom house with gardens in quiet cul-de-sac, North Oxford. Available from 10 Jan. for 3 months or longer. £520 p.c.m. Susan Meredith. Tel.: 01450 880215 or fax: 01450 880204 (after 22 Dec.).

Beautiful semi-detached house, Marston, to let from beginning of Jan. to early July (short term if required); quiet area within walking distance of Science Area; 2 double bedrooms, 1 single room, 2 reception, upstairs bathroom, fitted kitchen; c.h., d.g., large conservatory, large garden, off-street parking. Fully furnished inc. washing-machine, telephone, TV. Suitable for academic family. Tel.: Oxford (2)73864 (o)/242152 (h); or tel. (Lily): 01793 553288 (o); e- mail: lin@comlab.ox.ac.uk.

Central North Oxford: 4-bedroom house to let, conveniently located for colleges, schools, Radcliffe Infirmary, train/bus stations; available from end Jan. (dates flexible); fully furnished, large kitchen, c.h., walled garden. £850 p.m. Tel.: Oxford 515033.

Charming cottage to let on edge of village 14 miles north-west of Oxford; double bedroom plus spare bedroom/study; furnished and equipped to a very high standard; beams, inglenook fire; south- facing; very private walled patio garden; garage; suit caring non- smoking couple. Available early spring. Tel.: 01608 684700.

Superior short let, up to 3½ months, available New Year; close to the river at Sandford, with fast easy access to the city centre; stunning black-and-white, marble and leather interior with designer lighting; de luxe kitchen, large study, and 2 double bedrooms; garage, garden. £795 p.c.m. Contact Sandra Rose, Finders Keepers. Tel.: Oxford 311011.

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.

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

Cosy, very modern, fully furnished 1-bedroom studio flat to let in north Abingdon. On excellent bus service route to Oxford, and in a very quiet location. Local shops 5 minutes' walk. Suit single or young couple: bedroom/sitting-room, bathroom, kitchen; Economy 7 heating, telephone, much storage space, lockable bike shed, own parking space; also has own security entry system. Available end Dec. £225 p.c.m. single/£250 p.c.m. couple. Tel.: 01235 522733.

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: stanford@sable.ox.ac.uk.

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.

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Accommodation Offered

Two rooms available now in a spacious house in east Oxford, to share house with owner (postdoc). Large (with pine double bed) £60 p.w., small £50 p.w. Would suit non-smoking postgrads/postdocs. Tel.: (2)72513/(2)72495 (day), or 240836 (evening).

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.

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: maglebyd@acd1.byu.edu; tel. (Prof. Shafer): Oxford (2)78509.

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: judy.morris@flinders.edu.au.

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 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

Provence: holiday/sabbatical lets; luxury 3-bedroom apartment on two floors in 17th-c. château; spectacular views to the Gorge du Verdon; swimming-pool, tennis, boules; large lake for sailing, wind- surfing, etc., close by; wonderful walking country. Winter lets too; skiing an hour away; usually warm by day, c.h./log fires by night. Tranquil and idyllic for sabbatical. Priced for 2--6. Tel.: 01608 684700.

Port Charlotte, Florida: luxury 3-bedroom dream home with heated swimming pool; fabulous beaches---a paradise mostly unknown to usual tourists. Rentals from £450 p.w. Contact soon to avoid disappointment. Tel.: Oxford 66344.

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).

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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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