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Gazette publication dates

Advertisers are asked to note that the remaining Gazettes of this term will appear on 11 and 18 December. Publication resumes on 15 January. The usual deadline of midday on Wednesday of the week before publication (i.e. 8 days prior to publication) applies throughout.

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Ashmolean Museum Shop

The Ashmolean Museum Shop is the sole outlet in Oxford for Card-Aid charity Christmas cards. Over 100 designs are available from numerous charities including Crisis, Cancer Research, the Samaritans, WaterAid, Mencap, Shelter, Oxfam, and the Woodland Trust. The return is split between the Ashmolean and the individual charities, and the usual discount will apply to University employees. Museum Shop and Museum Café open daily (inc. weekends) throughout Dec.

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Bodleian Shop

The Bodleian Shop at the entrance to the Old Library: see our new book-shaped cards, and pop-out cards for different occasions, as well as unusual Oxford-related gifts, including many exclusive to the Bodleian, at prices from 75 pence to £200. Entrance in Old Schools Quadrangle. Open 9 a.m.--6 p.m. weekdays, 9 a.m.--12.30 p.m. Sats.

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Oxford University Museum of Natural History

Come shopping at the OUMNH for an A to Z of Christmas gifts. The choices begin with a selection of Amber jewellery and Amethyst geodes, Bookends for Bibliophiles and attractive stone Candleholders and continue via a wide range of very Individual gifts through to handbooks for young eXperts, Yuletide decorations and stocking fillers, and the traditionally Zany Dodo pads. Mon.–Sat., 12 noon–5 p.m. Admission free. Closed 24–9 Dec. inc. Open New Year's Day. Sales enquiries: Oxford (2)72961.

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United Oxford and Cambridge University Club

The London club for all University members. Special rates for those with college or University appointments or University residence. Modernised and reasonable bedroom accommodation. Excellent library facilities. Restaurant and squash courts. Full service at weekends. Reciprocal arrangements with over 125 clubs world-wide. Further details from Derek Conran, Hertford College, or Membership Secretary, 71 Pall Mall, London SW1Y 5HD. Tel.: 0171-930 5151, fax: 0171-930 9490.

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Tuition Offered

English for medicine: specialist courses throughout the year for people working or studying in the field of medicine. Designed to increase confidence in work situations. Conversation, grammar, writing, etc.; 30 lessons p.w. The Oxford Academy, 18 Bardwell Road (off the Banbury Road), Oxford. Tel.: Oxford 512174.

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Services Offered

Editorial services: copy-editing, proof- reading, etc. For an initial discussion of your requirements, please telephone. Tel.: Oxford 513221.

Frederick and Sudabeh Hine sell handknotted Persian, Turkish, Afghan, and Old Chinese rugs, runners, and carpets. We also buy and exchange oriental pieces of all descriptions and can arrange expert conservation repairs and specialist cleaning. Visit our gallery/warehouse in business hours 10 a.m.--6 p.m. Mon.--Sat. Ring first to be sure we have no other commitment or just take a chance. Out-of-hours appointments possible. Old Squash Court, 16 Linton Road, Oxford. Tel./fax: Oxford 559396.

Tax advice. Ex-KPMG chartered accountant specialises in assisting academics and other professionals with their tax affairs, including self-assessment. Convenient North Oxford premises. Tel.: Oxford 513381, fax: 558064, e-mail:

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.

Town and Country Trees: professional tree surgeons. All aspects of arboriculture undertaken including orchard and shrub pruning, planting, hedge trimming, stump grinding, etc. Quality work at competitive prices. We are fully insured. For a free quotation, call Paul Hodkinson. Tel.: 01993 811115.

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Domestic Services

Belgian family living in Brussels (three boys aged 9, 7 and 3) is looking for an au pair, preferably for one year, starting in Jan. Tel.: +32-2-771 33 95, e-mail:

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

University Bedel. The Vice-Chancellor proposes to appoint a new Bedel following the retirement of one of the present Bedels. The duties are part-time and the hours variable, involving an average of five hours p.w. during term, inc. weekend duties when attending the Vice-Chancellor at University Sermons or Degree Ceremonies. Stipend £1,855.62 p.a. plus clothing allowance. Applications in writing to Vice- Chancellor's secretary by Fri., 12 Dec. University Offices, Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JD.

Relief receptionist required for one half-day each week during term time (11.30 a.m. to 4.30 p.m.; hourly rate £5.09) with more hours available in Trinity Term. We need someone of smart appearance and confident manner, to deal with personal and telephone enquiries, receive deliveries and update noticeboards. Please write, with details of any relevant experience, availability, and the names of two referees, to: the Clerk of the Schools, Examination Schools, High Street, Oxford OX1 4BG.

Able personal assistant needed, Jan. 1998. Working part-time from home and with the Development Director of National Children's Charity near Oxford. Interesting and varied work for someone with `Word' PC and printer. Initiative and organisational skills. Stephanie Wilson. Tel.: Oxford 511276.

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Houses to Let

Headington—3 bedrooms, 2 reception rooms, 2 w.c.s, off-street parking. This part-furnished thirties house with garden would suit non-smoking professionals or academics. Available mid-Dec., £750 p.c.m. Tel.: Oxford 741281 or 0976 745890.

Available for a min. of 6 months' let: 2-bedroom fully-furnished 2-year-old house with garden, off-street parking, c.h.; situated in quiet wooded close; suitable for professional couple—non-smokers please. Tel.: Oxford 361494.

Four-bedroom house, very well appointed, garden, garage, parking for 2 vehicles undercover, close to shops and services, on bus route; 10 minutes to city centre. References essential. £950 p.m.; 1-year let. Tel.: Oxford 842125.

Charming 3-bedroom terrace house in Jericho. Recently refurbished—new bathroom and kitchen; new gas c.h.; stripped wooden floors throughout. Unfurnished. Professionals only. £850 p.m. exc. bills. Tel.: 0161-434 4519 (after 6 p.m. or at weekends).

Iffley: light, large detached family house (gas c.h.) in leafy garden available for part or whole of 1998 calendar year; 4 double bedrooms, bathroom, shower room, w.c., kitchen, breakfast room, utility room, larder; all appliances; 10 minutes from centre; frequent buses. Convenient for health centre, shops, schools, and riverside walks. Peach. Tel.: Oxford (2)71932 (office), or 778321 (home); e-mail:

Woodstock: recently completed period stone-faced cottage with garage and parking area; d.g. and fully insulated to modern standards; gas c.h. with individual radiator thermostats; unfurnished except for curtains and wall-to-wall carpeting throughout; fully fitted open-plan kitchen adjacent to spacious sitting- room/dining area, with Cannon gas effects fire; bathroom and en-suite shower room; utility room with washing- machine and condenser drier; ample 13-amp power sockets, TV and telephone points on all floors. Attractive and compact living accommodation, suit research graduates/professional couple. Tel.: 01929 462998, fax: 01929 405102.

New 3-bed 2-bath house with garage and garden, south Oxford. Easy access city centre. To let unfurnished or furnished on assured shorthold for 6 months min. £700 pcm unfurnished. Available from 7 December. Tel.: 01235 847635.

Make finding accommodation a pleasure, not a chore. Finders Keepers is dedicated to making it easy for visitors to Oxford to find the right property. Browse through our Web site for up-to-date detailed information on properties available and make use of our interactive database, priority reservation service (credit cards accepted), welcome food pack, personal service, and much more. Call us and you will not need to go elsewhere. For further information contact Finders Keepers, 73 Banbury Road, Oxford OX2 6PE. Tel.: Oxford 311011, fax: 556993, e-mail:; Internet site:

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 764533, fax: 764777.

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Flats to Let

Summertown: immaculate 1-bedroom flat available 1 Jan. £475 p.c.m. inc. c.h. Quiet non- smoker(s) required. Sorry no pets. Tel.: Oxford 554258 (answerphone).

Elegant 1-bedroom ground-floor flat in St Margaret's Road, central North Oxford; double bedroom, large sitting-room, kitchen, and bathroom; fully furnished; washing-machine; gas c.h. Use of charming shared garden. £700 p.c.m. plus bills. Available mid-Dec. Let of 6 months or longer preferred. Tel.: Oxford 343384.

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Accommodation Offered

Short-term/holiday lets. Comfortable, well-equipped cottages, 12 miles west of Oxford on good bus route, in attractive Cotswold market town of Witney. Tel.: 01993 703035, fax: 01993 771014.

North Oxford , within the ring-road: self-contained luxury open-plan accommodation available from end Jan.; very quiet with lovely views and patio; near convenient bus route; suit visiting academic, single or couple. Regret no children, smokers, or pets. £625 p.c.m. for single, £675 for couple. Tel.: Oxford 515085.

Bed-and-breakfast available in the warm, comfortable home of a semi-retired academic couple in exclusive central North Oxford; within easy walking distance of the city centre and all main university buildings; a stone's throw from the river, parks, excellent pubs and restaurants and a 9–9 corner shop. All rooms have colour TV, microwave, tea- and coffee-making facilities, c.h., and independent heating. Refrigerators available. Very moderate terms. Tel. and fax: Oxford 557879.

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Accommodation Sought

Reliable and conscientious male academic, 31, taking up Oxford appointment in early Jan., seeks 1-bedroom/studio flat or flat-share with one other, preferably in central or North Oxford. Tel.: 0171-923 1634, e-mail:

d'Overbroeck's College invites enquiries at any time of year from families in North Oxford who may consider offering accommodation to our A-level students. We offer excellent rates and are sensitive to individual needs. Telephone Christine Cox or Sylvia Hurst for further information. Tel.: Oxford 310000.

Former graduate seeks well located London flat or pied-à-terrefor 1998 while carrying out research for forthcoming book. Very careful—happy to house-sit. References available. Write c/o 229 Woodstock Road, Oxford OX2 7AD.

Going away for Hilary Term? Or renting a house or flat? Retired US academic couple will care for your home and pay your expenses. Multiple Oxford references. Or, furnished rental for Feb. and Mar., near bus route. Tel. (US): 607 754 1920, fax: 607 777 2408, 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 764533, or fax: 764777.

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Accommodation Exchange

House exchange, Toronto, Canada: professional couple seek 3–4-bedroom house in Oxfordshire for July 1998 in exchange for large 4-bedroom family home in Toronto. Fully equipped, central location, car possible. Contact Peter Sinclair. Tel.: 01869-277 089, e-mail: n

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House for Sale

Old Headington: unusual opportunity to acquire a period 3-bedroom cottage in the conservation area of Old Headington. A village atmosphere with the convenience of nearby shops and easy access to the city centre or to London and the M40. Close to hospitals and Brookes University. Three bedrooms, dining-room, sitting- room, kitchen, bathroom, cellar, small patio garden, gas c.h. No chain. £145,000 o.n.o. To view, telephone Jo. Tel.: Oxford 248040, Mon.– Fri., or 0850 892764 at weekends.

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Properties for sale at Oxford Waterside

Central North Oxford/Jericho. Classically styled homes built by nationally renowned quality house-builders, Berkeley Homes. Properties available include: 2-bedroom apartments from £118,500; 3-bedroom, 2-bathroom houses from £169,500; 4-bedroom, 3-storey houses with garages from £275,000. Marketing suite and show homes open daily, 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Tel.: Oxford 311449, or 726000/515000 (joint selling agents, Savills and Thomas Merrifield).

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