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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 one-stop shopping for dodophiles of all ages. The habit-forming Dodo Pad Diaries are now joined by matching address books in two sizes. Also stocked are cheerful dodo key-rings, ties, screen-printed tea-towels, soft toy dodos, and finger-puppets. June-Anne Hare's silver-plated teaspoon is a newcomer while Lesley Reeves' hall-marked brooch lives on as a special, locally-made gift. The shop is open during museum hours, Mon.--Sat., 12 noon--5 p.m. Admission free. 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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Tuition Offered

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.

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Services Offered

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.

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

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.

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Domestic Services

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.

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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.

The New Dictionary of National Biography is looking for keyboarders to work in-house to enter information into the dictionary's database. Academic experience would be an advantage. Flexible hours, typically averaging 10 hours a week; £5.20 an hour. Write, enclosing a c.v., to Rupert Mann, Data Manager, New DNB. Oxford University Press, Great Clarendon Street, Oxford OX2 6DP.

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Houses to Let

Hayfield Road: part-furnished 2-bedroom house available now for 6 months or longer. £810 p.c.m. Contact Hilary. Tel.: 0802 876542.

Nuneham Courtenay: a recently refurbished cottage situated in a truly rural setting overlooking the Thames and at the end of a long estate track. Kitchen, sitting-/dining-room, 3 bedrooms, shower-room, bathroom, grounds with pond. Contact Smith-Woolley. Tel.: 01993 811624.

Furnished semi-detached house in Kidlington; 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 3 reception, modern kitchen; c.h. £900 p.m. Available end of Nov. Tel. to view: 01666 823750.

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.

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.

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

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 North Oxford: 2-bedroom spacious flat with garden patio. Furnished or unfurnished. Available Dec. Suit 2 sharers. £750 p.c.m. City centre, Gloucester Green: 1-bedroom, fully-furnished flat, turret living-room, private parking. Available now, £750 p.c.m. Contact Hilary. Tel.: 0802 876542.

Boar's Hill: one-bedroom flat with large lounge kitchen and bathroom. Beautiful surroundings. Suit visiting academic. £450 p.c.m. Tel.: Oxford 739494 (weekends).

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

Study room in quiet house in St Margaret's Road, Oxford. Suitable for editor or academic. Accommodation and cooking facilities also available by arrangement. Terms negotiable, £50--£75 p.w. Tel.: Oxford 557995.

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

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.

Academic and family (couple, young son) visiting Oxford from mid- June to end of Aug. 1998 seek accommodation to rent in or near the centre of Oxford. Contact Professor Paul Harvey in the first instance. Tel.: Oxford (2)71260.

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.

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 Offered to Rent or Exchange

Summertown: 3-bedroom Edwardian terrace house, fully furnished and equipped; available 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: joshua.getzler@law.ox.ac.uk.

Christmas in Iffley? Four-bedroom Victorian family house with river views and large garden in Iffley village available for rent 13 Dec.-- 8 Jan. House swap with property in Cape Town considered. Reduced rate for kitten/fish lovers. Tel.: Oxford 717974.

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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). n

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