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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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Oxford University Museum of Natural History

The museum shop offers shopping with a difference in the Science Area. New hand-picked stock offers richly coloured amethyst geodes, agate bookends, beautiful fluorite ornaments and stone candle- holders, while a wider jewellery range includes items in amber, slate, lapis lazuli, and turquoise. Dodo pad items and Wildlife Photographer of the Year calendars and diaries still available. Open during museum hours, 12 noon–5 p.m., Mon.–Sat. Tel. for 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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Vocal Event with Art Exhibition

Natalia Romaniuk, prima donna of the Lvov State Opera, and Alla Sirenko, composer and pianist, will give a concert of works by Verdi, Debussy, and Alla Sirenko, at 7.30 p.m. on Sat., 22 Nov., in the Holywell Music Room. The event will be accompanied by an exhibition of ceramics by the recognised Belgian artist, Sabine Ben-Haim. Tickets £7.50, at the door (students £6).

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Concert

The Oxford Bach Choir (principal conductor: Nicholas Cleobury), with the Britten Sinfonia, will perform the following at 7.30 p.m. on Sat., 6 Dec., in the Sheldonian Theatre: Mozart, Motets K.273, K.277, K.72, and Mass in C minor; Bach, Cantata 140, `Wachet auf'. The soloists will be Geraldine McGreevey, Christina Wison, Peter Evans, and Julian Tovey. Tickets, available from Blackwell's Music Shop (tel.: 261384), cost £27, £22, £20, £15, and £10.

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Services Offered

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.

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.

Psychotherapy. UKCP- and BAC-registered psychotherapist offers sessions in English or Italian. Convenient Summertown address. Tel.: Oxford 513363.

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.

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

Nanny needed. Part-time or nanny-share, from Jan., for two children aged 3 and 5. Jericho/North Oxford/Summertown area. Tel.: Oxford 311061 (evenings).

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.

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.

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

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.

Part-time office secretary required for term-time only. Three or four days p.w., 10 a.m.–4 p.m. Computer experience required. Apply, in writing, with c.v., to: Administrative Secretary, Oxford University Student Union, 28 Little Clarendon Street, Oxford OX1 2HU.

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Houses to Let

Old Marston: detached house in secluded half-acre-plus setting; 4 bedrooms (1 single), 1 study, 2 bathrooms, 1 shower-room/w.c., large kitchen/dining area, large lounge/sun-room, separate utility room, all appliances. Fully furnished to a high standard, gardener included, conveniently situated to a very frequent bus service to city centre. Available Jan.–June or Sept. £1,400 p.c.m. (negotiable). Tel.: Oxford (2)78611.

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.

Furnished large semi-detached house in Garden City; 4 beds, 2 baths, 3 reception, modern kitchen, gas heating. Available end of Nov. £900 p.m. Tel.: 01666 823750.

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.

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

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.

Available Jan., central North Oxford: large comfortable flat, 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2 reception rooms; comprehensively furnished; gas c.h.; utility room plus washer/drier; sunny patio/balcony; off- street parking. Rent £700 p.c.m., all bills and charges to be paid by tenants. Not suitable sharers; academic/professional family preferred. Six months min. let. Tel.: Oxford 515406, e-mail: 106261.2025@compuserve.com.

Oxford Waterside: a unique opportunity to rent one of 12 brand-new luxury 2-bedroom, 2-bathroom apartments available in early 1998. Oxford Waterside is a prestigious development close to the Oxford Canal, Port Meadow, and the Thames and within easy walking distance of the University and the city centre. Contact us now for a detailed brochure or to make enquiries about early reservations. All 12 apartments are available exclusively through Finders Keepers. Tel.: Oxford 311011, or complete the enquiry form on our Web site: http://www.finders.co.uk.

Spacious luxury flat on first and second floor of Edwardian house in Summertown, 1 mile from town centre; 2 double bedrooms, 2 large living-rooms, fully-equipped kitchen and separate utility room, cloakroom, private walled garden and car-port; gas-fired c.h.; available 1 Jan.--Easter to non-smoking professional couple. £1,000 p.c.m. plus cost of electricity, gas, and telephone. Tel./fax: Oxford 512160.

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.

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.

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Accommodation Offered

St Clement's, available 18 Nov.: attractive single room with own shower and basin, use of kitchen. £230 p.c.m. inc. bills. Non-smoking woman preferred. Tel.: Oxford 721052.

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.

House-share with one other professional person, non-smoker; close to station and ring-road. Single bedroom plus study and usual facilities. £250 p.c.m. plus shared bills. Tel.: Oxford 244692.

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

From Jan. to June 1998 we will take excellent care of a 2- or 3-bedroom house or flat in Oxford, or nearby area on good bus route. We are a mature, responsible professional couple, non-smokers, no car, no pets. Funds comparatively limited. The Revd A.A. Trites, the United Theological College, Aberystwyth SY23 2LT. Tel.: 01970 624 574, fax: 01970 626 350.

Young postgraduate student and wife seek house-sitting arrangement, near city centre/Park Town area, for one year, from July 1998 (flexible). Past experience, with local references on request, includes care of pets. Tel.: Oxford 288618.

Research co-ordinator requires use of quiet room from Jan./Feb., preferably in central/North Oxford. Would prefer arrangement for 2–3 nights/week only. Short or long lets considered. Facilities for cooking or meals needed. Non-smoker. Tel.: Oxford (2)81193 (day), e-mail: administrator@ecu.ox.ac.uk.

French academic visitor with young family seeks furnished accommodation for calendar year 1998—ideally 2/3 bedroom apartment or maisonette in £400–£550 p.m. range with reasonably easy access to central Oxford. Contact Dr Annie-Claude Gaumont, CNRS, UMR 6510 Université de Rennes I, F-35042 Rennes Cedex, tel.: 33 2 99 28 62 79, fax: 33 2 99 28 63 74, e-mail: Annie-Claude.Gaumont@univ-rennes1.fr; or John M. Brown, Dyson Perrins Laboratory, South Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3QY, tel.: Oxford (2)75642, fax: ((2)75674.

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 Sought to Rent or Exchange

Spring rental wanted: Anglo-American family visiting Apr., and at other times, to do research in Oxford and London needs accommodation, with a study, within reach of Oxford, for 2 adults and 2 civilised children (9 and 12) for 2–3 weeks. No need for every mod. con., country setting preferred. Possibility of summer or autumn exchange for our home in the Berkshires (western Massachusetts)—Tanglewood Music Festival, Hancock Shaker Village, within reach of NYC and Boston. Karen Christensen/David Levinson. Tel.: +413 528 0206, fax: +413 528 5241, e-mail: brworks@bcn.net.

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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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Houses 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.

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 726000/515000 (joint selling agents, Savills and Thomas Merrifield).

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For Sale

Refectory/library style table in solid makore (6' 11" x 3' 2"" x 2' 6", or 2.11 x 0.96 x 0.76m), £150. Tel.: 01235 523731. n

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