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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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English Symphony Orchestra: Mozartfest

The English Symphony Orchestra (conductor: William Boughton, with Priya Mitchell, violin, and Sarah Jane Bradley, viola) will perform the following works by Mozart at 8 p.m. on Thur., 4 Dec., in the Sheldonian Theatre: Symphony No. 21 in A, K.134; Divertimento in F, K.138; Sinfonia Concertante in E flat for violin and viola, K.364; Symphony No. 40 in G minor, K.550. Tickets £5--£22; student and child rates available. Tel. for booking information: 01684 560045.

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Tuition Sought

Tutor required for bright 17-year-old preparing for History A level next June. Special help needed with source analysis and essay-writing skills, focusing on 16th- and 17th-century English and European history (Reformation, Counter-Reformation, Charles V, Elizabeth I, French Wars of Religion, Dutch Revolt, religion/witchcraft, and methodology). £10–£15 p.h., to be negotiated. To start Jan. Contact Will Carey, 4 Osborne Close, Oxford OX2 8BQ. Tel.: Oxford 557876, e-mail:

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Services Offered

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.

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:

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

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Domestic Services

Toddler wanted for nanny share. Third child wanted to share loving nanny with James (4) and Tom (1), from Jan., in Grandpont house near park and playground. Currently 4 days p.w., 9 a.m.–6 p.m. Contact Hedda or Tish at the Oxford Playhouse. Tel.: Oxford 247134, or 250734 (evenings).

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

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.

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

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. Available Jan.–end of Apr, £1,400 p.c.m. (inc. council tax) or £1,300 p.c.m. for full year. Peach. Tel.: Oxford (2)71932 (office), or 778321 (home); e-mail:

Observatory Street: charming small completely modernised 2-bedroom house, suitable for couple or single person; fully furnished, gas c.h., washer-drier, etc. Side entrance, pretty front and rear gardens. Available Jan., £750 p.c.m. plus bills. Brundin. Tel.: Oxford 515608 or 310156 for messages or fax.

Jericho, central Oxford. Beautiful 2- bedroom house with garden to let from 16 Dec.; c.h.; near rail and bus stations. Non-smokers only. Short- or long- term let considered. £750 p.c.m. exc. bills. Clare. Tel.: Oxford 516886.

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:; Internet site:

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

Summertown: immaculate 1-bedroom flat available 1 Jan. £475 p.c.m. inc. c.h. Quiet non- smoker(s) required. Sorry no pets. Tel.: Oxford 554258 (answerphone).

Flat to rent from early Jan. (long let only): modern decor and furnishings; 1 double bedroom, living-room, kitchen, bathroom; c.h.; all facilities; private parking; quiet Banbury Road location, half- mile from city centre. Non-smoker. £575 p.m. plus council tax. Tel.: Oxford 511628.

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 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.

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Accommodation Offered

Big room to let to non-smoking woman in family house. £45 p.w. inc. Immediately available. Tel.: Oxford 775338 (after 6 p.m.).

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 Offered to Rent or Exchange

Summertown: 3-bedroom Edwardian terrace house, fully furnished and equipped, to let Jan.--Mar. (dates negotiable); newly renovated and modernised to high standard; 1 double bedroom, 2 large single bedrooms, double reception/dining-room, large kitchen/dining-room, 2 bathrooms; garden; c.h.; gas; in quiet street near Woodstock Road and shops. Ideal family home for Hilary Term sabbatical. Owners will be in Jerusalem and will entertain swap arrangement. Tel.: Oxford (2)74932 or 557058, e-mail:

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Accommodation Sought

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:

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:; or John M. Brown, Dyson Perrins Laboratory, South Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3QY, tel.: Oxford (2)75642, fax: ((2)75674.

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

Rome, quiet location near Villa Pamphili, good local shops and transport into city; 4th floor (lift) flat, balcony view with of park, c.h.; accommodation 2–3; no pets. £550 p.c.m. inc. Available 12 months from Feb. Tel.: Oxford 723206.

Spacious apartment in exceptional surroundings, being a tastefully concerted and furnished chapel in the Ruspoli villa in Florence (15 mins from main station by bus every 10 minutes): kitchenette, bathroom, ample living-/dining-room, platform sleeping area (1 double bedroom, 1 single). Sleeps 3/5. The apartment is situated in the heart of the park of Villa Ruspoli. Write or telephone (preferably late evening; English spoken). Prof. Giovanni Finzi-Contini, Lungarno B. Buozzi, 5, 56124, Pisa, Italy. Tel.: +39 50 543909.

Writing up, retreat, contemplation can be guaranteed in a 2-bedroom cottage on shores of Loch Long, Argyll. Small village community with friendly, interesting residents. Walking, sailing, and other rural pursuits. Easy access Glasgow, Edinburgh, and airports (1–2 hours). Tel.: Oxford 715495.

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:, 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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Properties for sale in Summertown

Luxury apartments for sale in Summertown, Oxford. In this favoured area of Summertown, an exclusive development of just eight 2- bedroom apartments built to a high specification by Berkeley Homes. The apartments benefit from private terraces, a south-facing communal garden, private parking, and a garaging option. Also just one 2- bedroom bungalow. Prices from £131,500. Tel. Berkeley Homes direct: 01235 559111, or our selling agents, Black Horse Agencies, Buckell and Ballard: Oxford 516201. n

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