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Oxford Asian Textile Group: Stephanie Bunn will lecture on `Central Asian felt from Kyrgyzstan', at 5 p.m. on Friday, 13 December, in the Pitt Rivers Museum Research Centre, 64 Banbury Road (opposite Gee's Restaurant). Visitors welcome; admission £1. Tel. for further details: Oxford 554281 or (2)78076.

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Tuition Offered

English language. Academic writing, grammar, pronunciation, etc., flexible timetables including evenings, Saturdays. Conversation hour, Cambridge exams., general English are best value in Oxford. Writing up? Private tuition available with experienced tutors. Free test/advice from the Director of Studies Mon.--Fri. 1--5 p.m. Oxford Language Training, 9 Blue Boar Street (off St Aldate's by Christ Church), Oxford. Tel. Oxford 205077, e-mail:

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Retail Services

Oxford University Museum of Natural History: bat- and bird-boxes, gems, nuggets, lenses; salamanders for the stocking; terracotta for the tree. A different and inexpensive choice at the OUM shop. Open during museum hours, Mon.--Sat., 12 noon--5 p.m.; admission free.

The Ashmolean Museum Shop: extended hours in Dec. (until 22 Dec.), in line with Café opening hours: 10 a.m.--5 p.m. weekdays inc. Sat.; Sun. 2--5 p.m.; Mon. 16 Dec., open all day. The shop stocks Christmas cards (inc. charity cards), calendars, diaries, gift-wrap, books for all ages, jewellery, and general giftware. Reopens after Christmas on 28 Dec. Tel.: Oxford (2)78010, fax: (2)78018.

Bodleian shop: new `Arts End' gift-wrap for books, 75 pence; jolly animal woodcuts boxed rubber-stamps set, from early children's books, £14.95; medieval cats `post-it' notes, £2.99; and of course our new Christmas cards. Open 9 a.m.--6 p.m. Mon.--Fri., 9 a.m.--12.30 p.m. Sat.

Ginge Brook Pottery, 23rd annual exhibition. Genuine craftwork for Christmas: pottery, woodwork, watercolours, jewellery, quilts, rocks, etc.; all at the Mill, Mill Lane, East Hendred, near Wantage. Open Fri., Sat., Sun., 11 a.m.--6 p.m., 15 Nov.--22 Dec. Tel.: 01235 833484.

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Services Offered

Fine illustrations of publishable quality for reports, articles, research projects, disserations, or lecture slides. Maps, diagrams, perspective visuals, decorational motifs on fabrics and textiles and all types of archaeological artefacts. Very reasonable hourly rates. Reputable references available. Julia Jarrett. Tel.: Oxford 552965.

Oriental rugs update: we have increased our range of top-quality Eastern hand-knotted woollen rugs, runners, carpets, and floor-cushions plus kilims, silks and antique pieces. Recently arrived are contemporary Turkish Kars rugs and mini-carpets with antique Caucasian designs realised in light pastel colours to suit modern interiors. Also some 1920s Old Chinese small rugs in timeless blue-on-blue and blue-and-white. In transit from Iran are older Persian tribal and village rugs and runners 25--60 years and ageing gracefully. Frederick and Sudabeh Hine, Old Squash Court, 16 Linton Road, Oxford OX2 6UL. Visit without notice in business hours, 10 a.m.- -6 p.m., Mon.--Sat. Tel./fax: Oxford 559396.

Anthony Reid, furniture designer and maker. Beautiful hand-crafted furniture made and designed by an experienced and qualified craftsman. All furniture is made from sustainable timber, predominantly English hardwoods. Commissions taken on free-standing and fitted furniture. Free home consultation available to discuss your personal design requirements. Clients are welcome to visit my workshop to see example pieces and experience the craft environment. Tel.: 01844 218929.

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.

A La Carte? Finders Keepers' latest idea to enhance service to their tenants. If you seek a property to rent, call us first. Our 24 Oxford staff are dedicated to offering exceptional service. Finders Keepers, 73 Banbury Road, Oxford OX2 6PE (tel.: 311011, fax: 556993, e-mail:; also 27 St Clement's, Oxford OX4 1DJ (tel.: 200012, fax: 204844, e-mail:; Internet:

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.

Half-finished research project? I pick up the pieces and bring order in chaos: SPSS and database analysis, research database design and training (Access), thesis templates in Word and WP, virtual and real bibliographic searches, etc. Refs. available. D. Hermans. Tel.: Oxford (2)89104.

Tax advice and accounts preparation. Ex- KPMG Chartered Accountant specialises in assisting academics and other professionals with their tax affairs, inc. self- assessment. Tax returns from £125, accounts from £150. Convenient North Oxford premises with parking. Tel.: Oxford 513381, fax: Oxford 558064.

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, Great Clarendon Street, Oxford. Tel.: Oxford 514691, fax: 514010.

Furniture: individual pieces and fitted furniture designed and made by Richard Kay and Piers Roberts from local workshops. From tables, chairs, cabinets, desks, to fitted bedrooms, kitchens, studies. For the home, office, or garden. Tel.: 01844 238112.

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Situations Vacant

Department of Zoology: Library Assistant sought. The post-holder will carry out general library duties and assist with reader services and cataloguing. Applicants should have the ability to work accurately and be of a cheerful disposition. Library experience, an interest in zoology, and computer literacy would be advantageous. The appointment is available from 2 Jan., for 2 years (36.5 hours p.w.). Clerical and Library grade 3 scale, with salary range £10,276--£11,895 (pay award pending). Written applications, with a c.v. and the names, postal and e-mail addresses, and telephone and fax numbers of 2 referees should be sent to Dr M.L. Birch, Departmental Librarian, Department of Zoology, South Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3PS, by 11 Dec. Tel. for further details: Oxford (2)71278.

Classics teacher required from 24 Feb. or Apr., to teach Latin and Greek up to A level/university entrance. Permanent post, full- or part-time. Applications, inc. c.v. and two referees, to Mrs Cynthia Hall by 11 Dec. School of St Helen and St Katharine, Abingdon, Oxon. OX14 1BE.

Part-time psychologist required for 2--3 sessions per week (flexible) to conduct assessments on patients with memory problems/dementia in the Oxford Memory Clinic (University Department of Clinical Geratology, Radcliffe Infirmary). For more information contact Dr Nawab Qizilbash, Memory Trials Research Group, Department of Clinical Geratology, Radcliffe Infirmary, Oxford OX2 6HE. Tel.: Oxford 229863.

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Houses to Let

Short-term accommodation. Comfortable cottages in Witney, 12 miles west of Oxford. Fully furnished and well equipped. Frequent bus service to Oxford. Sleep 2/6. From £200 p.w. Non-smokers only. Tel.: 01993 703035, fax: 01993 771014.

Charming house, Osney Island, overlooking river, 2 minutes from Oxford station, available immediately, fully- or semi-furnished; 2 bedrooms, living-room, conservatory, modern kitchen, attic room, garden. £700 p.c.m. Tel./fax: 01869 347158.

Charming central North Oxford house, only one street from St Giles' and Radcliffe Infirmary. Just exended and refurbished to highest standards, luxuriously furnished. Two upstairs bedrooms, downstairs study or guest-room, living-room leading to large, light conservatory, dining-room/kitchen, basement study or bedroom; bathroom with shower and w.c. plus separate w.c.; pleasant garden; gas c.h.; fully carpeted; washing-machine, drier, dish-washer; burglar alarm system; 3 telephones; parking space at back of garden. Rent to include various services. £1,500 p.m. Available now. Tel.: Oxford 559614.

Victoria Road, North Oxford: 2-bed part-furnished house, gas c.h., available early Jan. for approx. 6 months. £750 p.c.m. Premier. Tel.: Oxford 792299, fax: 798087.

Furnished central North Oxford for rent from 29 Apr. Walk to colleges, train and bus station, near Port Meadow, c.h., recently redecorated, 3 desks, filing cabinets, several large closets, secluded garden, garden furniture, terrace, 3 bedrooms, 1½ bathrooms, washing- machine, drier, telephone, linen, dishes, 2 bicycles. Suitable for visiting academics. £890 p.m. Tel.: (1) Oxford 775567 (J. Mackrell, evenings); (2) tel.: 613 745 1368, fax: 613 745 0299, e-mail: (A. Gaston, Canada).

Finders Keepers, winners of the UK Best Letting and Management award for the second consecutive year, are dedicated to making it easy for visitors to Oxford to select accommodation. Up-dated, detailed information on the Internet, priority reservation system, welcome food pack, personal service, and much more---call us and you will not need to go elsewhere. Finders Keepers, 73 Banbury Road, Oxford OX2 6PE (tel.: 311011, fax: 556993, e-mail:; also 27 St Clement's, Oxford OX4 1DJ (tel.: 200012, fax: 204844, e-mail:; Internet:

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. Please telephone or fax us with details of your requirements and we will do whatever we can without obligation. Tel.: Oxford 64533, fax: 64777.

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Flats to Let

Well-decorated 1-bedroom converted flat in central North Oxford available Jan./Feb.--30 Apr. £550 p.c.m. plus bills. Tel.: Oxford (2)76416 (day), or 512564 (evening).

Beautiful, spacious, ground-floor flat in prestigious North Oxford. Suit non-smoking professional couple. Two double bedrooms, one with shower, bathroom, double drawing-room, modern kitchen, conservatory, large garden. Available Apr.--Oct. 1997. £1,400 p.m. Armitage, 9 Northmoor Road, Oxford OX2 6UW. Tel.: Oxford 558068.

Spacious 2-bedroom flat with garage and car-parking, set in quiet gardens, but close to city centre. To let furnished from Jan., £550 p.c.m. Tel.: Oxford (2)72258 (day), 723482 (evening); e-mail:

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Accommodation Offered

Bed-and-breakfast available in the comfortable home of a semi- retired academic couple in leafy, exclusive central North Oxford. Within easy walking distance of all main university buildings, town centre, parks, river, excellent pubs and restaurants. All rooms have colour TV, tea- and coffee-making facilities, microwaves. Very moderate terms. Tel.: Oxford 557879.

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Accommodation Sought

Australian medical professor and wife seeks furnished 2-bedroom flat or house in central Oxford, 27 Dec.--mid-Mar. (dates flexible). Tel./fax: 01869 350109.

Senior Australian Registrar in Neurology and wife working at Radcliffe Infirmary seek 2-bedroom flat or house for 1 year from 1 Jan. Please contact his brother, Dr Robin Archer, Corpus Christi College. Tel.: Oxford 747735.

Visting academic from La Trobe University (Australia), with wife, 7-year-old son, and 10-year-old daughter requires accommodation near or in Oxford. Fully furnished and equipped flat or house; 3 bedrooms. End of Feb. 1997 to mid-Jan. 1998. E-mail:

I need to rent a bedsitting-room or room in a shared house/flat with postgraduate/professional. Quiet, c.h., in good conditions. North Oxford. Non-smoker. Tel.: Oxford 552452.

Mature professional seeks 1/2-bedroom flat or house, in North Oxford, from Jan.; unfurnished or will house-sit. Tel.: Oxford 514488 (evenings).

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

Oscar-winning film director seeks 4-bedroom family house, swap or rental, Oxford area, for 1 year from July. Prefer house near primary school and railway. Our home is on a British Columbian island--- mildest climate in Canada; unique house has 2,000 sq. ft. of decks; magnificent Pacific Ocean, mountain views; easy ferry access to Victoria and Vancouver; primary and secondary schools and hospital locally. Perfect for academic or creative work. Tel./fax: 001 604 653 4502.

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Accommodation sought: possibility of exchange

University teacher from USA wishes to spend Christmas in Oxford; offers services as house-sitter, carer for animals/plants. Available 1 Dec.--3 Jan. but flexible (any dates). Also possibility of exchange for 1-bedroom flat in Santa Barbara. Good references. Tel.: Oxford 512747. n

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Holiday Lets

Provence: luxury 3-bedroom apartment in 17th-c. château. Swimming- pool, tennis, river, lakes, sailing, wind-surfing, fishing, wonderful walking in magnificent scenery. Near Lac de St Croix and Gorge du Verdon. Year-round lets (heating, log fires, driveable skiing). Wonderful sabbatical retreat. Tel./fax: Oxford 510542.

Andalucia: magical medieval village with stunning landscape; house at front of village with unobstructed views past Gibraltar and the Mediterranean to the Rif mountains of Morocco; terraces overhang the campo so that there is a feeling of being in the countryside; top terrace like a beach. Visit Granada, Cordoba, Ronda, Seville, Cadiz, Morocco. House divided into 2 parts. Reduction for long let. Dr Campbell. Tel.: Oxford 513935.

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Houses for Sale

House, 10 years old, 4 beds, in quiet close near river Thames; Oxford 20 minutes' cycle ride on towpath; level garden, patio, detached double garage. £155,000. Boat negotiable. Tel.: Oxford 718828.

Substantial detached house in no-through- road just north of Summertown; 2 reception rooms, kitchen/breakfast-room and sun-room on ground floor, 5 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms on first floor; south-facing 100-ft rear garden; includes carpets, curtains, and appliances. £300,000. Tel.: Oxford (2)75406 (office hours).

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Flat for Sale

Ritchie Court, North Oxford: spacious south-facing studio flat in co-ownership housing scheme for sale; living area approx. 16 by 12 ft., bed recess 9 by 9 ft., inc. fitted wardrobes, fitted kitchen 9 by 9 ft., hall, bathroom, walk-in cupboard. Facilities inc. restaurant, guest rooms, and laundry. Tel.: Oxford 510334.

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