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Gazette publication dates

Advertisers are asked to note that the final Gazettes of this term will be published on 30 November, 7 December, and 14 December. Publication will resume on 11 January.

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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.


`Musica Transalpina---Continental influences at the Tudor Court', at 3.30 p.m. on Sunday, 3 Dec.; Emily Van Evera (soprano), Geoffrey Baker (recorder), and Christopher Morrongiello (lute). Tickets £6 (concessions £4, children £2.50) from Blackwell's Music Shop or at the door.

Book Fair

PBFA Oxford Academic Book Fair, Sunday, 26 November, 11 a.m.--4 p.m., Linton Lodge Hotel, Linton Road, Oxford. Free admission. 27 booksellers will be exhibiting a wide range of general and academic stock. Tel. for further details: 01491 652082.

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Publication and related exhibition

Mistresses of the Graphic Arts: famous and forgotten women print-makers, c.1550–c.1950. Quarto paperback, 124 pages, chronological biographical listing of 220 women; 360 b/w illustrations (31 repeated in colour on the covers); £15 pp. An exhibition and new stock catalogue from print-dealer Elizabeth Harvey-Lee, 1 West Cottages, Middle Aston Road, North Aston, Oxon. OX6 3QB. The prints will be exhibited 11–12 November in North Aston (15 miles north of Oxford) and afterwards at the Fine Art and Antiques Fair, Olympia. Tel. (Ms Harvey-Lee): 01869 347164.

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Services Offered

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.

Book-search service: any author, title, on any subject searched for all over the UK; no fee, no obligation to buy when found. Send details, basic or precise, of wanted books with s.a.e. Wait 2–5 weeks to be contacted with offers or report. Fast and easy way to find books you have wanted for years. S.E. Owen Booksearch, 4 Cotswold Crescent, Old Marston, Oxford OX3 0SG.

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.

Town and Country Trees: professional tree surgery, orchard and shrub pruning, planting, and hedges. Quality work at competitive prices. Fully insured. Locally based. For a free quotation, please call Paul Hodkinson. Tel.: 01993 811115.

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Domestic Services

French student (Slavonic languages, Sorbonne), 23, male, seeks employment as au-pair in England (4--6 months). Previous experience includes 7 months as au-pair for 2 brothers (aged 5 and 11) in Moscow. Immediate start possible. Please contact Frédéric Larcher, 48 bis rue des 5 croix, 28300 Ouerray, France. Tel.: 00 33, fax: 00 33

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

St Peter's College requires copy assistants to help with the conversion of the library's card catalogues onto OLIS. Applicants must be basically computer-literate, conscientous and accurate. Rate of pay £3.50 per hour. Please apply to the Librarian. Tel.: Oxford (2)78882.

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Houses to Let

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, 1 bathrooms, washing-machine, drier, telephone, linen, dishes, 2 bicycles. Suitable for visiting academics. 830 p.m. Tel.: Oxford 53679.

Superb, modern, architect-designed house in North Oxford; 4 bedrooms; fully equipped; very efficient c.h.; on bus routes; 25 minutes' walk to town. Available mid-Dec. for 4 months. Tel.: Oxford 511825 (evenings or Sundays).

Period detached 3-bedroom stone cottage (unfurnished) with many charming features in Wheatley village; en- suite shower-room, bathroom, sitting-room, dining-room, cloakroom, kitchen, utility room, cellar; gas c.h.; secluded private south- facing garden; excellent local amenities inc. schools within walking distance. Easy access to Oxford (4 miles) by car, bus, or bicycle. Available immediately. £600 p.c.m. Tel.: 0117 9685 474.

Pleasant, comfortable house to let on Iffley Road; sleeps up to 6; linen supplied; conveniently situated for Oxford city centre. £350 p.w. (negotiable). Tel.: Oxford 778458, fax: 776477.

Very clean, peaceful rural but accessible beautiful old stone cottage (2 bedrooms) on ancient farm; wonderful views, walks, garden; tennis; comfortable antiques---or unfurnished; insulation; c.h.; open log fire; garage; local pub. Six months min. Oxford 20 minutes. Tel.: 01993 822152.

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.

Finders Keepers are the current holders of the Best Letting and Management Office in the UK. For over 25 years Finders Keepers has specialised in serving the needs of Oxford's academic landlords and visiting tenants and has developed tailor-made services: a choice of 5 for home owners; advance Priority Reservation System with comprehensive booklet and maps for academic visitors. Call, write, or e-mail for further information and fast personal service. Finders Keepers Ltd., 73 Banbury Road, Oxford OX2 6PE (tel.: Oxford 311011, fax: 56993, e-mail:; also 27 St Clement's, Oxford OX4 1DJ (tel.: Oxford 200012, fax: 204844, e-mail:

Attractive Victorian cottage to let for approx. 8 weeks, mid-Feb.-- mid.-Apr. (dates negotiable); 1 double, 1 single bedroom, large sitting/dining-room, c.h., parking space. Overlooking Wolvercote and Oxford Canal---country atmosphere but on city bus route. £160 p.w.

Tel.: Oxford (2)78344 (day), or 57791 (evening).

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Flats to Let

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.

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Accommodation Sought

d'Overbroeck's is now looking for more good family and self-catering accommodation from Jan. for A-level students. Excellent rates. North Oxford preferred. Two or more rooms in the same house would be particularly welcome. If you think you can help or for more information, please telephone. Tel.: Oxford 310000.

Beijing girl, late teens, boarder in Somerset, looking for a good family to stay with as a paid guest for a week any time between 15 Dec. and 10 Jan. Tel.: Oxford (2)71876.

Needing a house-sitter for Trinity Term? Senior research fellow seeks accommodation late Apr.--end of June, between bouts of Asian field-work. Dreaming of space and a garden. Hoping to sort something out before I leave on 5 Dec. Tel.: Oxford (2)71217 (day), or 241078 (evening); 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

Visiting American professor with family (sister, brother-in-law) seeks to exchange 2-bedroom, large sitting-room, 3- bath flat overlooking ocean in Los Angeles, California, suitable for 2 adults, 1/2 children of secondary/university age, for 2/3-bedroom furnished house/flat in Oxford (within walking/cycling distance of Queen's College), for 5 weeks, 24 June–29 July. Dr Albert Koppes. Tel.: 001 310 338 7301, fax: 001 310 338 1976, e-mail:

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Accommodation sought to rent or exchange

Go West! Young academic couple (no children) seeks accommodation for July 1996 (flexible); we are quiet, clean, non- smoking. House preferred; £600–£800 p.m. Biking distance to central libraries. Will consider trade (references requested) for our spacious, new home (3 bedrooms, 2½ bathrooms), on Mountain Preserve in Phoenix, Arizona; 1-day drive to Grand Canyon, Santa Fe, Mexico beaches, Las Vegas, California coast/LA. Write to Kevin Dalton (Oxford grad, 1986): 112 McClintock Hall, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ 85287-3102. Tel.: 001 602 598 0357, fax: 001 602 965 5139, e-mail:

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Holiday Let

Quercy, SE Dordogne: large, striking 18th-c. house in regional style, in hamlet overlooking village in unspoilt countryside; big garden; modern kitchen, laundry, bathrooms; sleeps up to 10. Available all year. £175--£350 p.w. inc. Tel.: Oxford 56307.

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