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Oxford Chamber Music Society

The Adderbury Ensemble will perform the following works at 2.45 p.m. on Sun., 17 Nov., in the Holywell Music Room: Shostakovitch, Two Pieces for String Octet, op. 11; Brahms, Quintet in F, op. 88; Mendelssohn, Octet in E flat, op. 20. Tickets £8 in advance from Blackwell's Music Shop, or £9 at the door; students and juniors £4.

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Cherwell Singers and Oxford Sinfonia

The Cherwell Singers and Oxford Sinfonia, with Emily van Evera, soprano, and Will Orr, baritone, will perform the following works at 8 p.m. on Sat., 23 Nov., in the University Church: Fauré, Requiem, and Poulenc, Gloria. Tickets £7/£5 from Blackwell's Music Shop (tel.: 261384), or at the door.

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Collection of Oxford college graces

Graces Old and New from Oxford: this small booklet is a compilation of Oxford college graces, with translations, plus a selection of formal and less formal graces. Cost £5.50, inc. post and packing. Cheques with order made payable to Canon N.M. Ramm. Canon N.M. Ramm, Fairlawn, Church Lane, Harwell, Oxon. OX11 0EZ.

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Bodleian Shop

Christmas shopping at the Bodleian Library: see our new Christmas cards and many gifts not available elsewhere, from a box of decorative kitchen labels at £3.50 to the new Oxford fountain pen at £198. Open Mon.–Fri. 9 a.m.–6 p.m.; Sat. 9 a.m.–12.30 p.m.

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Oxford University Museum of Natural History

Early birds can help to save the Dodo Pad Diary (£8.50), now in its 31st year, from extinction. Meanwhile, Richard Bawden's dodo tea-towels (£3.75) continue to thrive and are joined by exclusive new wooden dodo key-rings (£1.99) and children's coat-hooks (£5.75—dinos and dolphins too). Also, in association with the Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition, cards, calendars, posters, diaries, address books, and the Nature Photographer's Handbook. Museum and shop open Mon.–Sat., 12 noon–5 p.m. Admission free.

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Tuition Offered

Violin teaching. Qualified Suzuki teacher offers violin lessons for any age from 3 years upwards. Music reading is taught at an appropriate age and conventional teaching is available if required. Virginia Bennet-Clark, BSI, ARCM. Tel.: Oxford 730749.

Sunningwell School of Art offers a wide range of daytime and evening classes in drawing, painting, sculpture, pottery, and history of art. After school and Saturday morning workshops for children aged 5–18 years. The Old School, Sunningwell, Abingdon, Oxon. OX13 6RD.

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: OLT@dial.pipex.com.

Piano lessons: children and adults. All grades. Beginners welcome. Experienced teacher. Miss P. Read, BA (Hons.), LRAM. Jericho. Tel: Oxford 510904.

Experienced French teacher offers lessons at all levels, including GCSE, A level, Business French, musical pronunciation, and general conversation. Tel.: Oxford 511105.

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Services Offered

Frederick and Sudabeh Hine---Persian carpets direct from Iran, old and new, most sizes, all affordable. An inexpensive selection of Beluch and Turcoman tribal rugs. Some antique Caucasian pieces, faded and worn, at ridiculous prices. Usual opening hours: 10 a.m.--6 p.m., Mon.--Sat. Old Squash Court, 16 Linton Road, North Oxford. Tel./fax: Oxford 559396.

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

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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Volunteer sought

The University Alumni Office, Oxenford House, Magdalen Street, Oxford, requires volunteer help for up to 4 hours p.w., to be worked on either Mon. or Tue., to assist with mailing, photocopying, and general clerical work. Contact Margaret Whitehouse. Tel.: Oxford (2)78128, fax: (2)78180.

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Situations Vacant

Researcher needed for literary project. Full- or part-time. Travel to London required. Library skills important. Computer skills a plus. Tel.: 0171-730 5521 (after 4.30 p.m.).

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.

Abingdon School---required from Feb. to end May 1997 to cover maternity leave: graduate to teach Latin and Greek to A Level and Classical Civilisation to GCSE. Closing date: 22 Nov. Application forms available from the Headmaster's Secretary. Abingdon School, Abingdon, Oxon. OX14 1DE.

Personable, reliable, and enthusiastic lady wanted to act as part- time dental receptionist in mainly private city centre dental practice. Tel.: Oxford 552503.

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Houses to Let

Three-bedroom house north of Summertown to let for the a.y. 1997--8 (Oct.--June); 30-ft lounge, separate dining-room, downstairs closet, separate bathroom, kitchen with microwave, dish-washer, washer-drier; front and rear gardens; car parking space; gas c.h. Suit visiting academics. Refs. essential. £800 p.c.m. Tel./fax: Oxford 559421.

Charming luxury cottage, 12 miles north-west of Oxford; beams; inglenook fire; lots of character; 1 double bedroom, 1 spare bedroom/study; furnished with country antiques; c.h.; garage; walled garden. Suit careful, caring non-smoking couple. Tel./fax: Oxford 510542.

Headington, near nature reserve, schools, shops, bus route to centre: semi-detached house; newly decorated, furnished, equipped; 3 bedrooms, 2 reception, garden. Quiet area. From Feb., £700 p.m. Tel.: Oxford 288147.

Three-bedroom bungalow to let in Wembley/London; 20 minutes from M40, 1 hour to Oxford by car, 45 minutes to central London on public transport (good services by tube and British Rail); c.h.; redecorated throughout; garden, garage; residential area. £800 p.c.m. Tel.: Oxford 62215.

Period detached cottage, East Hagbourne, newly rebuilt and decorated to a high standard; 2/3 bedrooms, shower-room, large bathroom, dining-room, kitchen; fully furnished. Professional couple preferred. Available now, £750 p.m. Viewing by appointment. Tel.: 0468 717395.

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

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

Sunny flat with private balcony, central North Oxford; splendid views; large living-room with new open-plan fitted kitchen, washing- machine and dish-washer, large south-facing windows and balcony; 1 medium-size and 1 small bedroom; newly refurbished throughout; very quiet; off-street car-parking. Available during vacations: 7 Dec.--7 Jan. (1 month), 26 Mar.--24 Apr. (1 month), 6 July--7 Oct. (3 months). £125 p.w. Tel.: Oxford (2)76936.

Attractive self-contained studio flat to let, in attic of old farmhouse. Friendly family household. Prefer non-smoker. Three miles from Junc. 11 of M40. Tel.: 01295 758169 (evenings).

Norham Road: delightfully situated in central North Oxford and close to the University Parks, a 2-bedroom first-floor flat with garage and car-parking. Enjoys open views yet close to city centre. To let furnished, £695 p.c.m. Tel.: Oxford 244089.

Self-contained fully furnished maisonette in modernised 18th-c. building in historic Woodstock, 8 miles from Oxford: hall, sitting-room, telephone, kitchen, washer/drier, dining-room, 2 bedrooms, bathroom. To rent for 6 months/year, £600 p.c.m. Tel.: 01993 811488.

Ground-floor flat: sitting-room, bedroom, kitchen, bathroom, shower, telephone, garden, etc. Furnished. Very close bus/rail. City centre 1 mile. Available from 7 Dec. Rent £450 p.c.m. Tel.: 01993 811488.

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Accommodation Offered

Rooms to let in North Oxford. Bedroom and study plus use of bathroom and kitchen. Would suit a non-smoking academic. £200 p.c.m. Tel.: Oxford 553850.

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

The Institute for Slavonic Studies is looking for friendly families willing to offer accommodation from time to time to visiting Russian academics. Bed-and-breakfast; evening meal negotiable. Central and near-central locations preferred. Fair rates. An interest in Russia, education, and talking a distinct advantage. Write to Karen Hewitt, Academic Exchange Officer, Institute for Slavonic Studies, Rewley House, Wellington Square. Tel.: Oxford 515635.

Professional family, inc. two sons at college, seeks house to rent in North/central Oxford from mid-Dec. for approx. 6 months while completing house purchase. Min. 3 bedrooms. Tel.: Oxford 251116.

Excellent family accommodation required for American college students, mid-Jan.--end Mar. Top rates paid for hospitable, smart housing in central Oxford. Contact the Accommodation Officer. Tel.: Oxford 793333.

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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Holiday Let

Mojacar Beach, Almeria: charming 2-bedroom flat, all mod. cons.; two terraces with magnificent views of sea and mountains; swimming- pool; walking distance to beach, shops, and restaurants. £150--£280 p.w. Reduction for long stay. Tel.: Oxford 373995.

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House 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.

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