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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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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.

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.

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

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

Economics teacher required. SEK International needs a well- qualified teacher in the field of Economics to teach General Economy and International Economy to South American undergraduate students, 4--31 Jan.; 40 hours' teaching distributed over ten days; lessons 11.30 a.m.--4.30 p.m. at SEK, near Newbury, Berks. Write to telephone: Mr Casado, SEK International, Little Park House, Brimpton, Berks. RG7 4ST. Tel.: 01734 713213, fax: 01734 713180.

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Houses to Let

Large furnished 3-storey Edwardian home: sleeps 5; 2 bathrooms, new-fitted kitchen/diner; recently completely modernised, refurbished, and decorated; telephone; gas c.h.; fire system; washing-machine; nice garden laid to lawn. Walking distance to Oxford city centre. Immediately available. £1,200 p.c.m. Tel.: Oxford 249812 (answering machine), or 249342 (weekends only).

Central North Oxford, long let (6 months plus), less if required, attractive and well-equipped family house; 3 double beds, large 28-ft through sitting-room, kitchen/diner, bathroom, c.h., resident permit holder's street parking. £800 p.c.m. Tel.: Oxford 59911.

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.

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.

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.

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: oxford@finders.co.uk); also 27 St Clement's, Oxford OX4 1DJ (tel.: Oxford 200012, fax: 204844, e-mail: stclements@finders.co.uk).

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

North Oxford : living-room, bedroom, kitchen, bathroom in quiet, attractive area; all mod. cons. (most brand-new) inc. TV and video; parking available. Suitable for professional couple. Available Jan.--June. (possibly sooner). £520 p.m. Tel.: Oxford 511576.

North Oxford : 5 minutes' walk from Wolfson and St Antony's Colleges; elegant and spacious, 2-bedroom, 2-bathroom apartment, large living-room, very large kitchen/diner, all conveniences, beautiful, large gardens, in civilised villa. Parking space. Available from mid-Dec. or Jan. for 3 or 6 months initially. Would suit an academic couple. Non-smokers please. Tel.: Oxford 58904, or fax: 00 48 22 6410870.

Central North Oxford: available early Jan., warm, comfortable first-floor flat in Victorian house, 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2 reception; gas c.h.; large sunny balcony; off- street parking. Fully furnished and equipped. £600 p.c.m. exc. all bills, charges, and taxes. Tel.: Oxford 515406.

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Accommodation Offered

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.

Room to let in period cottage in Oxfordshire village, 7 miles Oxford. Professional female preferred. £180 p.c.m. plus bills. Available from 1 Jan. Tel.: Oxford 373188.

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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.

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: akoppes@lmumail.lmu.edu.

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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: tracyf@imapl.asu.edu.

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Holiday Let

New England: spacious family home in upstate New York (250 miles from NYC) available to rent mid-Dec.--mid-Aug. at £250 p.m. (plus utilities). House belongs to faculty away leading study group, and is fully equipped, inc. satellite TV and wood-burning stove. Located in centre of village of Hubbardsville, 4 miles from Colgate University, 20 miles from Utica. Tel.: 00 1 315 691 6573, e-mail: ayoung@center.colgate.edu.

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Flat for Sale

Two-bedroom, first-floor maisonette, in a quiet Headington close; c.h.; partial d.g.; garage; fully-fitted kitchen with freezer, fridge, washing-machine, cooker; near shops, schools, hospitals, churches. £65,490 o.n.o. Tel.: Oxford 69241.

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