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Concerts in aid of Jerusalem's Library on Wheels

Two concerts will be held in the Wolfson Hall, St Edmund Hall, at 8.15 p.m. on Thur., 20 Nov. (Donna Stoering/E. Nolan) and Mon., 24 Nov. (D. Stoering/W. Boustany). Reception after concert in the Senior Common Room. Tickets at the door, £6 (students £2, fellows £4).

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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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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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

New Dictionary of National Biography: a Deputy Project Secretary is required for this exciting project of national importance. He or she will take specific responsibilities and deputise for the Project Secretary in supporting a busy in-house team. Organising ability, fast, accurate typing, and some previous office experience are essential; some database knowledge desirable. Will suit someone with flexibility and initiative. Salary on university clerical grade 3 scale: £10,881--£12,595. Applications in writing with c.v., daytime telephone number, and names of 2 referees, to Katherine Manville (from whom further particulars may be obtained by post), by the closing date of 27 Nov. New DNB, Oxford University Press, Great Clarendon Street, Oxford OX2 6DP.

Save British Science Society (SBS) seeks articulate/dynamic individual to take over when current Director retires. Ideal candidate will have research experience at senior level in academia or industry, and good understanding of related policy issues. Position full-time but with flexible hours; will be based in or near London. Remuneration negotiable up to max. of £35,000 p.a. Further information from SBS, PO Box 241, Oxford OX1 3QQ. Tel.: Oxford 273407, fax: 511370, e-mail: sbs@dial.pipex.com.

Index on Censorship, the award-winning international magazine on free expression, and its associated charity, Writers and Scholars Educational Trust, is looking for a highly motivated and experienced fund-raiser for the post of Fund-raising Director (salary c.£22,000--£25,000, plus benefits). You will need a proven track record of raising substantial funds from international foundations and development agencies. Skills in developing and implementing fund-raising strategies and in setting and monitoring budgets are also essential. Experience of project management, events management, and big gift fund-raising would be desirable. Closing date for applications: Fri., 5 Dec. Send c.v. and covering letter to: Index on Censorship, 33 Islington High Street, London N1 9LH.

Colgate University---deadline extended. The Department of Political Science at Colgate University announces a tenure track position at the Assistant Professor level in European Politics with a preferred focus on the politics and economics of the European Union. Ideally, candidates should combine training in comparative politics and international relations. Additional teaching and/or research interests in immigration, environmental issues, and/or gender studies are also desirable but not essential in applicants. The successful applicant will also be able to participate in Colgate's interdisciplinary general education program. Colgate University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and minority candidates are encouraged to apply. Closing date: 15 Jan. Send résumés and letters of recommendation to: Michael Hayes, Chair, Department of Political Science, Colgate University, 13 Oak Drive, Hamilton, NY 13346, USA.

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

Small, but well situated furnished terrace house in South Oxford, close to city centre, park, and reservoir; double bedroom, single bedroom, bathroom, sitting-room, dining-room, kitchen, and sheltered south-facing garden; washing-machine, c.h. Would suit couple or 2 tidy sharers. Non-smokers only please. Available mid/end Dec. for min. period of 6 months. £650 p.c.m. inc. council tax but exc. bills. Deposit and references required. Tel.: Oxford 310806.

Woodstock Road: excellent detached family house with 3 bedrooms, close to St Edward's School. Well fitted kitchen and bathroom with jacuzzi; garage and off-street parking. Available long-term from mid-Nov. £1,100 p.c.m. Tel.: Oxford 302304.

Bletchingdon: impressive 4-bedroom combined cottage and barn with 2 reception rooms, one with open fire; separate games room; 2 bathrooms and shower room; double garage; pretty garden. Ideal for family between house moves or group of professional sharers. Available mid- Nov.--end of Mar. £1,500 p.c.m. Tel.: Oxford 302304.

Hilary Term only: architect-designed home on Cumnor Hill approx. 3 miles from city centre; 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 4 reception, large kitchen. Rent of £1,000 p.c.m. inc. maintained garden, cleaner, and council tax. Tel.: Oxford 302304.

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.

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: 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

Study room available in woodland setting on Hinksey Hill, south Oxford. Easy access to city centre by bike or car. Swimming pool in summer. Available now, £275 p.c.m. inc. council tax and utilities. Tel.: Oxford 302304.

Horton-cum-Studley: picturesque village location approx. 7 miles north-east of Oxford, easy acccess to A40 and M40; 2 double bedroom apartment in a period conversion, peaceful setting with views over Otmoor. Immaculate throughout, suit single/couple who appreciate quality and space. Living-room, farmhouse style kitchen/breakfast room, bathroom. Rent inc. oil-fired c.h. £550 p.c.m., available now. Tel.: Oxford 200012, e-mail: stlcments@finders.co.uk.

Spacious 2-bedroom apartment, with living-room, kitchen, and balcony, on 2 floors, near city centre, quiet and light, fully furnished and newly decoraated; £750 p.m. for professional couple or single. From 20 Dec. Tel.: Oxford 726520.

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.

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).

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

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.

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

Writer caught out by housing market seeks house-sitting/short let, late Nov.–late Feb. (or any part therein). Allergic to indoor cats but a good gardener. Tel.: Oxford 741281 or 0976 745890.

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.

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/Holiday Let

Woman university professor would like to house-sit, care of pets, plants, etc., in Oxford or nearby during any period between 4 and 31 Dec. Also small 1-bedroom apartment available for holiday sublet, Santa Barbara, California, same period. Tel.: Oxford 512747, e-mail: zmoyab@mcl.ucsb.edu.

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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.). 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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