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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 Humanists

Oxford Humanists meet regularly to discuss a wide range of topical social and moral questions from a non-religious viewpoint. For details and current programme, contact Jean Woodman, 57 Delbush Avenue, Oxford OX3 8EA. Tel.: Oxford 60520.

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Tuition Offered

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 tuition. Cheryl Younie, M.Mus. Piano Performance and Pedagogy, University of Michigan, and formerly teacher and examiner for the Sydney Conservatorium, now welcomes advanced and/or seriously committed pupils in Oxford or Wantage. Emphasis on technique and musicianship through a wide variety of repertoire. Tel.: 01235 861081.

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

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: 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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Domestic Services

Beech Tree Nursery School at Rye St Antony School: set in idyllic surroundings on Headington Hill; places for boys and girls from 2½ to 5 years old. Tel. for further information: Oxford 62802/229215, fax: 63611.

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Situations Vacant

Keston Institute, the information centre on religion in the post-communist world, seeks an Editorial Assistant, who will help to launch a newsletter. Qualifications include desktop publishing and design skills, sympathy with the subject, and a knowledge of Russian. Salary £9,000–£11,000, depending on skills and experience. Applications by Mon., 4 Nov. to Dr Philip Walters. Keston Institute, 4 Park Town, Oxford OX2 6SH.

Portuguese lexicographers (freelance): Oxford University Press is looking for freelance lexicographers to work on a new bilingual dictionary project. Applicants should be native speakers of Portuguese with a good knowledge of English and Spanish. A university or equivalent degree in languages, experience of language teaching and translation, and a strong interest in bilingual dictionaries are also required. Apply in writing, enclosing full c.v., to Judith Willis, Senior Editor, ELT Dictionaries Dept. Oxford University Press, Great Clarendon Street, Oxford OX2 6DP.

Office manager required for educational foundation in the centre of Oxford (an overseas study office working with several Oxford colleges). Graduate preferred, ideally about 24--8 with some experience in administration. The manager will report to the president (a senior academic) and supervise a staff of 5. Good prospects for advancement. Salary will probably in the region of £16,000--£20,000 with 5 weeks' vacation a year. Send c.v. to: OSAP, 33--5 George Street, Oxford OX1 2AY.

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Houses to Let

Summertown—3-bedroom house in side- road, fully furnished and equipped, new kitchen, d.g., gas c.h., off-street parking. Close to shops and schools. Available Nov., short or long let. £780. Tel.: Oxford 310418.

Marston/Headington: 3-bedroom semi-detached in quiet close; fully equipped; available late Nov.; suitable for postgraduates or professionals. No children. £600 p.m. Tel.: Oxford 557980.

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. Short/longer lets from Dec. Tel.: Oxford 284225.

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.

Cottage to let on Old Boar's Hill, 4 miles from Oxford; 3 bedrooms; c.h. plus Aga; fully equipped; large, natural garden in peaceful surroundings. Tel.: Oxford 735318 or 00 39 444 324729.

North Oxford house-sit from 1 Nov. Quiet street about a mile from Carfax. Fully-furnished house with dedicated staff; 1 bedroom, study, bath, kitchen-cum-solarium, garden; includes utilities except phone/taxes; daily newspaper, dairy delivery; parking permit can be arranged. Prefer single, visiting fellow, or mature, married couple. Non-smokers only. With regrets, no children or pets. £850 p.m. Tel.: Oxford 559029.

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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Flat to Let

Basement flat in central Oxford (Walton Street) available now, initially for 6 months; 2 rooms plus small kitchen and shower room. Would suit single person. Rent £430 exc. of bills. Further information from the Domestic Bursar, Worcester College. Tel.: Oxford (2)78334.

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Accommodation Offered

Accommodation offered in exchange for a few hours per day caring for retired Oxford don in quiet North Oxford location (own spacious room, share kitchen/bathroom). Exact terms and conditions to be negotiated. Position might suit a mature female graduate. References required. Tel.: Oxford (2)75566 (day).

Premier are pleased to offer new apartments, ideal for the ring- road and city centre. Also North Oxford homes for careful couples/families. Shared houses often available. Premier. Tel. Oxford 792299.

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.

Alternative medicine centre. Space available. Therapy and treatment rooms. Consulting and counselling rooms. Every facility. Very moderate rates. Central North Oxford. Tel. for further details: Oxford 54326 (9 a.m.–12 noon).

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Accommodation available for the elderly

The Abbeyfield Oxford Society has vacancies in two houses providing accommodation and care for elderly people. Apply: the Secretary, Arthur Garrard House, 288 Iffley Road, OX4 4EA. Tel.: Oxford 790439.

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Accommodation Sought

Visiting American academic and wife seek furnished accommodation in or near Oxford for all or most of the period 18 Jan.–29 Mar. (Hilary Term). Prefer 2 bedrooms (or one bedroom and study), but spacious 1-bedroom accommodation will suffice. Non-smokers. Nearby public transport desirable, but not necessary. Prof. Paul L. McKaskle, 3017 Avalon Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94705, USA. Tel.: 510 843 8925, fax: 510 843 0306.

Visiting academic from La Trobe University (Australia), with wife, 7-year-old son, and 10-year-old daughter requires accommodation in Charlbury or other village near Oxford, or North Oxford. Fully-furnished and equipped flat or house; 3 bedrooms. End of Feb. 1997 to mid- Jan. 1998. E-mail: P.Kabaila@latrobe.edu.au.

Mature female doctoral student seeks reasonably priced, quiet accommodation in Oxford. Could house/pet sit. Tel.: Oxford 552327.

Oxford academic and family need temporary accommodation, Dec./Jan.–Mar., while house purchase is being completed. Must be within the ring-road, min. of 2 bedrooms. We are non-smokers, with no pets. Would suit someone who wishes to let their house or flat during Hilary Term. Tel.: Oxford (2)77959.

Professional non-smoking male (30) seeks short-term accommodation in Headington, Mon.–Fri., while house purchase is in progress. Tel.: 01684 592 413.

North Oxford : self-contained 2-bedroom flat required for distinguished senior visiting US professor and wife. Non-smokers. Six months from mid-Jan. 1997. Contact Professor Armitage. Tel. Oxford (2)75299, e-mail: armitage@bioch.ox.ac.uk.

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

Scientist with family on sabbatical leave wishes to exchange home in Virginia suburbs of Washington, DC, for home in North Oxford, Jan.–Aug. Located 15 minutes from downtown Washington, this 4-level furnished house has 4+ bedrooms, 3 full baths, living-room, dining- room, fully equipped kitchen, family room, study, basement, and car-port. Further information from Carter T. White, 6 Purcell Road, Marston, Oxford OX2 0HB. Tel.: Oxford 244629 (h)/(2)83218 (w), fax: (2)73783, e-mail: carter.white@materials.ox.ac.uk.

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Flat for Sale

Modern immaculate 2-bedroom first-floor apartment in east Oxford; one of 15 two-storey flats in attractive courtyard with communal gardens; fitted kitchen, curtains, carpets; low-cost energy and maintenance; off-street parking for 2 cars. £68,500. Fax/telephone: Oxford 723281, e-mail (Compuserve): 101716.721.

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Mobile Home for Sale (France)

Bandel (west of St Tropez), sunniest spot in France: mobile home for sale; sleeps 6; fully equipped; usual services, e.g. mains electricity, water, sewerage. On pleasant camping1 km from beach, but with own piscine. £1,800 or FF 15,000 for very quick sale. Tel.: 01225 833010 or 00 33 94 29 08 71.

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Piano for Sale

Broadwood: model 8F upright piano (number 267279), custom built with the last ivory keyboard used by Broadwood. Musician's piano, carefully used and maintained. £1,750 o.n.o., to inc. matching, deep-buttoned, leather-covered, adjustable stool. Tel.: Oxford 514622 (evenings), or (2)72869 (day).

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Car for Sale

Original VW Beetle Karmann Cabriolet 1303LS, white with black interior and hood; superb condition throughout; reconditioned engine (1992); MOT. £5,000 o.n.o. Tel.: Oxford 242692. n

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