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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.

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.

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

Oriental carpet dealers Frederick and Sudabeh Hine have additional stock comprising: a good quantity of Persian and Chinese rugs made over 50 years ago, faded but little sign of use; a few Afghan and Persian tribal carpets approx. 3m by 2m, in good condition for 30-plus years of age; armfuls of small colourful Persian tribal bits and pieces for use as mats, seat covers, hangings; large numbers of Beluch runners and tent bag/cushions. Come and see the full display, inc. new and antique pieces, in business hours, 10 a.m.--6 p.m., Mon.-- Sat. Ring first if you can. Old Squash Court, 16 Linton Road, North Oxford. Tel./fax: Oxford 559396.

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

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.

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

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.

Family problems? Family mediation may offer a way forward. We are Oxford's longest-established firm of solicitor-mediators. For further information or a confidential discussion contact Monica Payne or Linda Glees of Faulkners Solicitors. Tel.: Oxford 724977.

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Situations Vacant

The Trade Books Department, OUP, is looking for a freelance permissions clearer to work on a wide range of anthologies and readers. The work involves contacting and negotiating with copyright holders. Previous experience is not essential, but applicants must be well-organised and able to work to deadlines, and ideally should be Oxford-based, have some knowledge of spreadsheets, and have access to fax and e-mail. For further information, please write to Shelley Cox, Trade Books Department. Oxford University Press, Great Clarendon Street, Oxford OX2 6DP.

Computer Support Manager required, Jan. 1998, for 11-month fixed- term contract. To provide support and maintain systems for a busy European Management school. Must be experienced in Novell and mail system management with a thorough working knowledge of TCP/IP tools and functions. Salary £20,000--£25,000 according to age and experience. Send c.v. to Mrs Terri Senior. EAP, 12 Merton Street, Oxford OX1 4JH.

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.

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Houses to Let

Hayfield Road: 2-bedroom terrace house, part-furnished, very attractive garden, available Dec. for 6 months or more. £790 p.c.m. Tel.: 0802 876542.

Central North Oxford, attractive family accommodation available soon, for 6 months plus; Victorian house, well equipped; gas c.h., 28- ft sitting-room, 3 double bedrooms, bathroom, kitchen/diner; excellent schools available; city centre 10 minutes' walk, plus Thames water meadows. £950 p.c.m. exc. bills. Tel.: Oxford 559911.

Available for a min. of 6 months' let, from 1 Jan.: 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.

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: ceri.peach@geog.ox.ac.uk.

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

Self-contained flat suitable for one person in North Oxford to let on an all-inclusive basis of £380 p.c.m. One bed-sitting room, bathroom with bath and shower attachment, kitchen with fridge/freezer, gas cooker, microwave, and washing-machine. Very clean and comfortable with use of sitting area in garden. Pat Wakefield. Tel.: Oxford 558137 or (2)78118.

Central North Oxford: large flat to let from Jan. Double bedroom, living-room, bathroom, kitchen. No smokers. £650 p.c.m. plus bills. Tel.: Oxford 557113 (evening).

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Accommodation Offered

Stonesfield (Woodstock), 20 minutes Oxford, daytime bus service, convenient Charlbury station; 2 large rooms, kitchenette, shower/w.c. Access to family kitchen/bathroom. Lovely rural location. Suit couple sharing. £400 p.c.m. plus bills. Write or telephone: J. Morton, 16 St Ann's Road, London W11 4SR. Tel.: 0171-603 3414.

Accommodation offered in family home in Iffley Fields area, close to the centre of Oxford. Large comfortable room for single person, with use of a PC and reference library if required. Breakfast and cooked evening meal inc. wine, and provision of food and cooking facilities for other meals, as required. Accommodation £150 p.w. We can also offer visiting students experienced tuition in English, English for IT, and English for Law, with English or French as the primary teaching language. Tel.: Oxford 295021 (h), or 556767, ext. 4929 (w).

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.

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

Visiting academic and family (3 children aged 3, 6, and 8) from Darwin need accommodation in Oxford, May/June 1998--May 1999. Would prefer 3 bedrooms plus study, c.h., and shower. Up to £700 p.c.m. Contact (i) Dr Frank Bowden, or (ii) Professor John Mathews. (i) Write: Menzies School of Health Research, PO Box 41096, Casuarina, NT 0811, Australia; fax: 00 61 8 89275187, e-mail: Frank.Bowden@CASRDH.HEALTH.nt.gov.au; (ii) Tel.: Oxford 557306 (after hours, until mid-Jan.).

Law lecturer and clinical psychologist (non-smokers) seek 2-bedroom property in or around Oxford for min. of 3 months, from mid-Jan. Prepared to house-sit. Contact Celia Hinton. Tel.: Oxford 358972 (evenings).

Australian postdoc fellow seeks furnished family accommodation (3-bedroom) for 1–2 years from late Jan. Headington/eastern Oxford or nearby villages. £600–£700 p.c.m. Preferably close to transport, child care, shops. Dr David Whiteman, 38 Quinn Street, Toowong, Qld 4066, Australia. Tel.: +61 7 3371 5920, fax: +61 7 3818 5050, e-mail: WhitemanD@health.qld.gov.au.

Wanted to rent, 3--4 months from 6 Jan., by Danish translator and wife: furnished cottage/house, 3 bedrooms, bathroom, kitchen with appliances, utility room, etc., within 15--20 mile radius of Oxford. £500--£600 p.c.m. Tel.: Oxford 316936 or 01256 892010.

Mature Oxford graduate, professional, responsible, non-smoking, seeks quiet flat or reasonably independent house-sharing situation; preferably in North Oxford, but other areas considered. David Mowat, 7 Mount Street, Oxford OX2 6DH. Tel.: Oxford 310216, fax: 559298.

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: nburns@binghamton.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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Holiday Lets

Andalucia, Gaucin: house or part to let; magical medieval white village; panoramic views from house to Morocco; stunning landscape, wonderful butterflies and birds; walking, fishing, and windsurfing; visit Ronda, Granada, Cordoba, Seville, Cadiz, Jerez, and Morocco. For brochure and photos: Dr Campbell. Tel./fax: Oxford 513935, e-mail: L.Lustgarten@soton.ac.uk. n

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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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