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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 Chamber Music Society

The Fitzwilliam String Quartet will perform the following at 2.45 p.m. on Sun., 16 Nov., in the Holywell Music Room: Haydn, Quartet in D, op. 71, no. 2; Shostakovitch, Quartet no. 3 in F, op. 73; Purcell, Chacony in G minor; Borodin, Quartet no. 2 in D. Tickets: £8.50 in advance from Blackwell's Music Shop (tel.: 261384), or £9.50 at the door; students and juniors £4.50.

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English Symphony Orchestra: Mozartfest

The English Symphony Orchestra (conductor: William Boughton, with Barnaby Robson, bassett horn) will perform the following works by Mozart at 8 p.m. on Thur., 13 Nov., in the Sheldonian Theatre: Symphony No. 32 in G, K.318, `Overture in the Italian Style'; Clarinet Concerto in A, K.622; Divertimento in B flat, K.137; Adagio and Fugue in C minor, K.546; Symphony No. 25 in G minor, K.183. Tickets £5--£22; student and child rates available. Tel. for booking information: 01684 560045.

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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

Tuition in Spanish offered at all levels. Grammar and conversation. Tel.: Oxford 792518.

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

A simple way to reduce stress, increase efficiency and creativity: learn to meditate in four easy lessons. Marguerite Osborne, independent instructor of Transcendental Meditation. Tel.: Oxford 735471.

Alternative Sitting specialises in chairs and equipment designed to minimise postural strain and increase sitting comfort: chairs for work and relaxation; chairs for children; height-adjustable tables and desks; writing slopes; copy and book holders. We are known for our ability to advise and provide effective solutions. Alternative Sitting, PO Box 101, Witney, OX8 7WZ. Tel.: 01993 700280, fax: 01993 700290, e-mail: mail@alternative-sitting.co.uk.

Brazier's have moved! Having been in the High Street for 101 years, we are now settled in the village of Kingston Bagpuize, some 8 miles to the south-west of Oxford---about 12 minutes' driving time. Our new premises are within the old stable courtyard of Kingston House, where we look forward to welcoming old and new customers alike. Please telephone for further details. Tel./fax: Oxford 821888, e-mail: christopher@braziers.softnet.co.uk.

The Oxford Gardeners. For autumn, winter pruning, and cutting-back work to shrubs, herbaceous and other plants, fruit trees, and general garden trees. Also for general garden clearance requirements. Established for over 15 years with experienced tree surgeon as part of team. Tel.: 01608 643967.

Bespoke garden and landscape design: `one-off' consultancy visits, or sketch and scaled layouts, planting schemes, construction details, and site supervision, as desired. Nationwide service from Oxford/Gloucestershire base. Chelsea Gold Medal 1996 and 1997. Jacquie Gordon, BA, Dip. LA (Glos.), ALI. Tel./fax: 01531 822743.

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: 100430.145@compuserve.com.

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.

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Domestic Services

Blue House Nursery. A small, intimate nursery for children aged 2½--5 years. Open Mon.--Fri., 8.30 a.m.--5.30 p.m., full or half-days. NNEB staff inc. a qualified primary school teacher. All pre-school activities, special interests in literature, music, and art. Our aims are to encourage independence, self-confidence, and social skills. For further information, telephone Kimberley. Tel.: Oxford 247877.

Nanny sought: university lecturer seeks nanny from Jan. for 4- month-old baby. Would welcome personal recommendations and/or offers of nanny-share with other families. Tel.: Oxford 553176.

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

Applications are invited for the post of Deputy Administrator in the Philosophy Centre, 10 Merton Street. Duties will include assisting various officers of the Sub-faculty of Philosophy and the Administrator with a wide range of tasks. Candidates should have excellent word-processing skills, a good eye for detail, and experience of handling confidential information. Experience of database management is also highly desirable. The post is on the Clerical and Library Grade 4 scale (£12,595–£14,580 p.a.). Further details from Mrs Jane Hardie, Administrator, Sub-faculty of Philosophy, 10 Merton Street, Oxford OX1 4JJ. Applications in writing, with a c.v. and names and addresses (including fax numbers and/or e-mail addresses if possible) of two referees to be received by 28 Nov. It is hoped that the successful applicant would be able to take up the post in Jan. Tel: Oxford (2)76925, fax: (2)76932.

Executive Director with min. of 3 years' administrative experience (not teaching only) required for a large overseas studies programme. Ideal candidate will be between 30 and 40, hard-working, energetic, and ambitious. He/she need not be a graduate but should be familiar with Oxford University. We will pay a good salary for the right person, £18,000–£25,000 per year or more. Send c.v. to Dr Richardson. 11 Holywell Street, Oxford OX1 3SA.

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Houses to Let

Fully-furnished 3-bedroom terrace house; gas c.h.; close to Brookes University, Headington. Available for 3 months from 1 Dec. Tel.: Oxford 764394.

Osler Road, Headington: an individual detached house close to the hospital; 4 bedrooms, 30-ft sitting-room, study, kitchen/breakfast room, etc. Available mid-Nov. for 6 months. £975 p.c.m. Furnished. Simon Fisher Estate Agents. Tel.: Oxford 311541.

Short walk to Iffley village: spacious 1930s family house, detached and set in south- and west- facing garden; tree-lined road near St Augustine's Upper and Iffley Mead Schools; comfortable and well-equipped accommodation on 3 floors; 4 bedrooms (3 double, 1 single), double aspect living-room, dining-room, fully fitted kitchen/breakfast room and adjoining utility, family bathroom, additional shower room. Available early Jan. 1998 until the end of year. £1,100 p.c.m. Tel.: Oxford 200012, e-mail: stclements@finders.co.uk.

New Osney. Very quiet 2-bedroom terrace house, situated near meadows and river. Large kitchen with washing-machine, new gas cooker, fridge, and freezer; dining-room, lounge, and sitting-room/study; 40- ft garden and patio; gas c.h. Fifteen minutes' walk from town centre. £650 p.c.m. plus bills. Tel.: 0115-925 5483.

Very peaceful, rural but accessible (Oxford 20 minutes) pretty 2- bedroom old Cotswold stone cottage---also 1-bed flat. D.g., c.h., etc. Garden, garage, tennis. Wonderful views and walks. Six months min. Available soon. Unfurnished/part furnished. £600 and £450. Tel.: O1993 822152.

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: oxford@finders.co.uk; Internet site: 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 764533, fax: 764777.

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Flats to Let

Available soon, central North Oxford accommodation, sleeps 6--7; 10 minutes' walk to city centre, 5 minutes to water meadows and Thames; furnished; well equipped. Three-quarters of a Victorian terrace house. £990 p.c.m. exc. bills. Street parking permit available. Write: 123 South Avenue, Abingdon, Oxon.

Horton-cum-Studley: picturesque village location approx. 7 miles north-east of Oxford, easy access to A40 and M40; 2-double-bedroom apartment occupying the first floor of an attractive Victorian property, with views over Otmoor. Well presented, in good order throughout. Large well-proportioned rooms inc. a living-room and kitchen/breakfast room, with space for adding to existing furniture. £575 p.c.m. inc. oil-fired c.h. Tel.: Oxford 200012, e-mail: stclements@finders.ox.ac.uk.

One-bedroom self-contained furnished flat in central Headington, close to all amenities. Gas c.h., telephone, off-street parking. No pets. £550 p.c.m. plus bills. John Folley. Tel.: Oxford 771313 (working hours).

Recently refurbished, fully furnished, luxurious 1-bedroom ground-floor flat in quiet part of central North Oxford. Very near Port Meadow, convenient for shops, schools, and University. Oak-floored dining- room and sitting-room. Large carpeted bedroom. Basement. Fully fitted kitchen with dish-washer. Separate washing- machine and drier. Bathroom with separate shower cubicle. Gas c.h. Two telephones. TV point. Charming secluded paved garden at back, plus small garden at front. £900 p.m. Available from early Jan. 1998. xx 559614.

Central Oxford: beautiful new 2-bedroom ground-floor flat near station; fully equipped kitchen, 2 bathrooms, double bedroom, single bedroom/study, large living-/dining-room; private parking. No pets. Available 1 Jan. £900 p.c.m. plus bills. Tel.: Oxford 289104.

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Accommodation Offered

Study room in quiet house in St Margaret's Road, Oxford. Suitable for editor or academic. Accommodation and cooking facilities also available by arrangement. Terms negotiable, £50--£75 p.w. Tel.: Oxford 557995.

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.

Complex of 4 rooms on one floor; large Victorian house in North Oxford on the Woodstock Road side near the Radcliffe. Telephone connections; c.h.; parking. Ideal as a main working HQ or as an annexe to another location. Tel.: Oxford 554326.

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Accommodation Sought

Room wanted: young, quiet, working female, taking a year out between A levels and university, seeks room to rent in friendly location for herself and her cat. Tel.: Oxford 880412 (after 5 p.m.).

New Zealander on fellowship seeks 2-bedroom flat, Oxford (preferably North Oxford), early Mar.--early Apr. (dates flexible). Non-smoking family of 4; 2 daughters, 12 and 6. Fax: 00 64 4 495 0046, e-mail: harman@voyager.co.nz; or tel. Reuter Foundation, Green College: Oxford 512542.

Postdoc, with husband, looking for a flat to rent for at least six months starting Jan. Contact Dr Eva Palsgard-Jones or Mr Terry Jones. Tel.: +46 31 864290, e-mail ep@sik.se.

Visiting American professor and wife (both non-smokers) seek furnished 2--3-bedroom house or flat for the approx. period early Feb.--mid-Aug. Oxford references available. Tel. (US): 608 263 1253 (w), or 608 238 5310 (h); fax: 608 265 4195; e-mail: rkrainer@bus.wisc.edu.

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/Accommodation Sought

Grenoble academic seeks furnished Oxford accommodation (2 adults + 2 small children) for Jan. and Feb. Can exchange picturesque 3-bed village house, ideal for winter sports or ESRF/ILL users. Tel.: (33) 476 896 588, fax: (33) 476 514 544, e-mail: Jean-Paul.Booth@ujf- grenoble.fr.

Holiday Lets

Gigantic 4-bedroom farmhouse in mid-Devon available for short and long breaks. Antique furniture, log fires, peaceful location 30 minutes from Dartmoor and Exeter. Riding, walking, fishing, cosy pubs. £25 per night---regardless of numbers. E-mail: nick.marston@spc.ox.ac.uk, tel.: 01608 811 906.

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House for Sale

Old Headington, semi-rural lane, 5 minutes from the John Radcliffe: detached 1930s house, extended, modernised; large open-plan sitting and dining room, kitchen with breakfast area, utility room; 4 bedrooms (2 double, 1 en-suite, 1 h&c), 2 single family bathrooms, downstairs w.c.; gas c.h.; natural wood floors, doors, etc.; garage; sheltered terrace to front, delightful secluded garden to rear. Owner emigrating. OIRO £199,000 freehold. Tel.: Oxford 761901 (after 4.30 p.m.).

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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 310300 (selling agents, Adkin). n

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