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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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English Symphony Orchestra: Mozartfest

The English Symphony Orchestra (conductor: William Boughton, with Anya Alexeyev, piano) will perform the following works by Mozart at 8 p.m. on Fri., 31 Oct., in the Sheldonian Theatre: Overture to Don Giovanni, K.527; Symphony No. 36 in C, K.425, `Linz'; Overture to La Clemenza di Tito, K621; Piano Concerto No. 22 in E flat, K.482; Symphony No. 31 in D, K.297, `Paris'. Tickets £5--£22; student and child rates available. Tel. for booking information: 01684 560045.

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Tuition Offered

Italian weekend course: an intensive Italian weekend course will be held at Oxford Brookes University, Headington, on Sat. 6 and Sun. 7 Dec. Fees: £40 for full-time students, £50 for non- students, to inc. 8 hours' tuition and all teaching materials. Further information and enrolment forms from Jackie Brumwell, Oxford Brookes Language Services, Oxford Brookes University, Gipsy Lane Campus, Headington, Oxford OX3 0BP. Closing date: 7 Nov. Tel.: Oxford 483692, e- mail: Jackie@sol.brookes.ac.uk.

Spanish for children: the Association of Spanish Speaking Families in Oxford (APSFO) runs classes on Spanish language and culture for children with Spanish/Latin American roots. Native Spanish and Mexican teachers. Elementary to GCSE level. Two hours p.w. after school at Frideswide Middle School. Tel.: Oxford 750924 (evenings), 242873, or 778920.

Tuition offered at all levels, in all subjects from Maths and English to Greek and Theatre Studies. Also specialists in university entrance advice, university interview training, etc. Sage Tutors. Tel.: Oxford 792372.

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

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.

KB7 Ltd., the home of System Limit Programming. Educational and interactive Web page authoring, technical writing on and off the Web, training and programming for Java and other languages. Web.: http://www.areti.com/kb7. Tel.: 0468 168 398.

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.

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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.

Lord Lester requires a research assistant, to start Jan. 1998. Must have law degree and interest in human rights law. Salary c.£16K. Send c.v. and covering letter by 30 Nov. 18–20 Outer Temple, 222 Strand, London WC2 1BA.

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Houses to Let

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.

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.

St Clement's: new 3-storey town house in a small and select development near Cherwell meadows, regular bus/coach service to Oxford and London close by; 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, furnished to excellent standard. Available 6- or 12-month let, £1,400 p.c.m. Tel.: Oxford 200012, e-mail: stclements@finders.co.uk.

Available for min. 6-month let from 1 Feb. 1998, 2-bedroom, fully furnished house with garden, off-street parking, set in secluded wooded close, 2 miles city centre (Iffley Turn). Suitable for professional non- smoking couple. Tel.: Oxford 361494.

Attractive town house available soon in central Oxford. Furnished, 3 bedrooms, large through kitchen–dining-room, large first-floor lounge with period open fireplace, gas c.h., washing machine, garden. £1,000 p.c.m. exc. all bills. Tel.: Oxford (2)78334.

Headington: 3-bedroom bungalow, close to hospitals, schools, shops, next to bus service into centre; 1 double bedroom, 2 single bed or one single study/bedroom, conservatory, fitted kitchen; gas c.h.; integral garage; small garden; telephone and intruder alarm; all modern appliances. No sharers. £650 p.c.m. Tel./fax: 01993 881667.

Boar's Hill: in sought-after area, luxury 4-bedroom furnished home available Nov. for 10 months; gardener supplied; located in small private road; early viewing advised. £1,000 p.c.m. Premier. Tel.: Oxford 792299.

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.

Old Headington: award-winning spacious converted chapel in quiet and secluded position among beech trees. Pale oak and natural stone. Fully furnished. Living-room two storeys high, double bedroom, kitchen, larder, fridge/freezer, bathroom, garden, and parking; gas c.h. £785 p.c.m. plus bills. Tel.: Oxford 768775.

Hayfield Road---canal side---midway Jericho/Summertown; furnished terrace house, 2 bedrooms plus study; suit family with older child (unfenced garden backing onto canal). No smokers/no pets. Available to July/Aug. 1998. £760 p.c.m., deposit required plus references. R. Sawyer, 5A Langstone Avenue, Havant, Hampshire PO9 1RU. Tel.: 01705 470520, after 5 p.m. (or leave message).

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

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. Tel.: Oxford 559614.

Purpose-furnished 2-bedroom flat; warm, first floor, sunny, open view; near Osney Island; retirement complex so social facilities; tenant, or one member of couple, must be over 55; no children or pets. Available immediately. £575 p.c.m. Tel.: 01993 705817.

North Oxford : good quality 2-bedroom apartment in quiet location; fully furnished and equipped with washing machine; gas c.h.; bus service to city centre. Non-smoking. No pets. £550 p.c.m. plus council tax and utilities. Available from mid-Jan.–mid-Apr. Tel.: Oxford 316140 evenings and weekends, e-mail: robin.fiddian@wadham.ox.ac.uk.

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

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.

Bed-and-breakfast available in the comfortable home of a semi- retired academic couple in exclusive, leafy, 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. Refrigerators available. Very moderate terms. Tel. and fax: Oxford 557879.

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Accommodation Sought

Postdoctoral researcher, non-smoker, requires quiet room for 2/3 months from Nov., preferably in central/North Oxford. No meals required. Carlo Miniussi. Fax.: 0039 45 580881, or (2)71322; e-mail: minicar@mail.seta.it.

Norwegian research fellow and family (one child) would like to rent furnished 2-bedroom apartment in north Oxford/Summertown, mid-Jan.–mid- June 1998. I.M. Okkenhaug. Tel.: +47 5558 2813, fax: +47 5558 9891, e-mail: Inger.Okkenhaug@smi.uib.no.

Readvertisement due to previous offer of lodgings being withdrawn: mature research assistant urgently seeks lodgings in North Oxford one or two nights p.w. No meals required. Sandra Whitlock. Would previous respondents to this advertisement please make contact again. Tel.: 01926 853870, e-mail: S.Whitlock@BTInternet.com.

Space for a hired piano? Visiting Japanese research fellow and his wife seek self-contained accommodation in Oxford, ideally near the John Radcliffe, for 1 year (possibly 2 years) from Nov. Ideally, no more than £550 p.c.m. Tel.: Oxford 222322, e-mail: neurosciences@imm.ox.ac.uk.

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

Edmonton (Canada)--Oxford house exchange: attractive family house, conveniently located to the University of Alberta and driving distance to the Rocky Mountain Parks, offered in exchange for similar or lesser accommodation in Oxford area, Apr.--Sept. 1998; 4 bedrooms, all appliances, modern kitchen; superb south-facing yard with large tree-house. Non-smokers. Car exchange possible. Fax: 1 403 492 9828, e-mail: jel-1@bones.biochem.ualberta.ca.

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Holiday Lets

Charlbury, near Oxford---Christmas. Four weeks' holiday let from 18 Dec. Spacious house with fine views over river Evenlode. Fully equipped and heated. Sleeps 4/5. Good local facilities and walks. Frequent trains on main line to Hereford, Oxford (15 minutes), and Paddington. Mature non-smoking professional or academic couple preferred. Resident cat so no pets. £750 to inc. all bills except phone. Tel.: 01608 810051 or 0171-606 5843.

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House for Sale

Headington, close to major hospitals, schools, bus-stop, shops: 3-bedroom semi-detached bungalow; 1 double bedroom, en-suite; 2 single, of which one is a study bedroom; gas c.h. and also ceiling electric heating; family bathroom; conservatory, large lounge, fitted kitchen, integral garage, small garden; inside wood panelling. £120,000. No agents. Tel./fax: 01993 881667.

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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).

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