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Bodleian Shop

The Bodleian Christmas cards have arrived! Six new cards and some old favourites, as well as a big range of book-ish gifts—many exclusive—on sale now in the Bodleian Shop, open: Mon–Fri, 9 a.m.–6 p.m., and Sat. 9 a.m.–12.30 p.m. Find us in the entrance to the Old Library, access from Radcliffe Square, Broad Street and Catte Street.

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Research Staff Society

The Research Staff Society is an informal social society for Postdocs/JRFs and Research Assistants. Events range from trips to Stratford to greyhound racing! Further details can be found on the Internet at: http://www.robots.ox.ac.uk/~rph/RSS. Alternatively, contact Steve Culliford, tel.: Oxford (2)71860, e-mail: stephen.culliford@pharm.ox.ac.uk.

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Allotments

Marston Ferry and Blackhall Allotment Society. Four recently-cleared allotment plots available for cultivation in Marston Ferry Road, North Oxford. Contact the Secretary, tel.: Oxford 556291.

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Services Offered

Woodstock Bookshop: 3 Market Place, Woodstock. Open 7 days a week. Second-hand and review copies, academic books, literature, literary criticism, and others.

Oxford Booksearch: out-of-print titles, no advance fee required, no obligation to buy. Tel.: Oxford 553501, e-mail: hensa@btinternet.com.

Dial A Fare Travel (Oxford): we offer a highly-customised service on all aspects of travel; flights, ferry, hotel, and villa holiday accommodation. Business or leisure, we are here to take the stress out of travel arrangements. Group bookings are a speciality. Retail agents for ATOL holders. TTA No. T7378. Tel./fax: Oxford 847357, e-mail: DialAFare@cwcom.net.

Frederick and Sudabeh Hine have top quality hand-knotted Persian carpets for disposal at exceptionally low prices. Old Afghan carpets, marvellous reds in classic elephant's foot design, approx. 3m x 2m and upwards from £475. Some rugs from Iran, both old and new, starting at £89. Distinctive Baluch runners from around £275. Call 16 Linton Road, North Oxford, but please ring first, tel.: Oxford 559396.

Translations: English–French or English–German, by talented multi-linguist. Any text accepted including technical. Tel.: 01993 850658, e-mail: mallagui@yahoo.com.

Tax advice. Ex-KPMG Chartered Accountant specialises in assisting professionals and small businesses with tax problems including self-assessment. Convenient North Oxford premises. To receive further information please tel.: Oxford 513381, e-mail: 100430.145@compuserve.com.

Shipping? Abyssinia to Zanzibar, New York to Newmarket. Today, tomorrow, next week? All the best options are at Mail Boxes Etc. Will collect from college, home, factory, or elsewhere. Also 24-hour photocopying, secure mailboxes, computer workstation, high-grade colour photocopying, faxing, laminating, binding, etc. 266 Banbury Road, Summertown, Oxford OX2 7DL. Contact Justin Brookes. Tel.: Oxford 514655, fax: 514656, e-mail: summertown@020.mbe.uk.com.

A well-designed garden can increase your pleasure and add to the value of your property. Let me help you with a short consultation or a full-scale design. Judith Walton, tel.: Oxford 735179.

Oxuniprint, Oxford University Press—the University Printers: specialising in booklet and publicity material, typesetting, printing, and finishing. Output Bureau provides high-quality output from disc 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.

Business Plan Development. If you are in the process of setting up a new company and you believe you could benefit from analytical support and opportunity appraisal in the development of a high quality business plan, a team of MBA students may be available to help you between Jan. and Mar. 1999. In recent years, a number of local and spin-out companies have been helped in this way. Please contact Dr Peter Johnson at Balliol College, tel.: Oxford (2)77754, e-mail: peter.johnson@balliol.ox.ac.uk for information.

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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.

Osney Day Nursery. Part- and full-time places available for 2–5 year-olds in friendly, small nursery with long-serving experienced staff. Close to city centre. Non profit organisation with high-quality care in small groups. OFSTED accredited. Half- and full- day places, 8.15 a.m.–5.30 p.m. Contact Philipps or Jenny, tel.: Oxford 204891.

Blue House, a small, intimate nursery for children 2–5 years, established 10 years. Open Mon.–Fri., 8.30 a.m.–5.30 p.m., full or half- days. NNEB staff. All pre-school activities inc. numeracy and literacy skills to prepare children for school entry. Short-term vacancies for visiting academics. Call Kimberley for further information, or come to visit. Tel.: Oxford 247877. n

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Situations Vacant

Centre for Socio-Legal Studies. Professor D.J. Galligan seeks applicants for the following: (1) a research assistant to work on issues of Administrative Governance. Applicants should have a background in law, political or administrative science, or another related discipline. The position is part-time, the hours worked to be agreed. Payment at the University's research assistant rate of £7.50 per hour. (2) A graduate student to help prepare a set of readings for an interdisciplinary seminar on `Corporate Governance' to be held in July 1999. Applicants should have a background in political science, economics, management, or law, but would need to range across the disciplines in collecting materials. The work would begin at once and is likely to last part-time for 2–3 months. Payment at the University's research assistant rate of £7.50 per hour. Applications to: Professor D.J. Galligan, Director, Centre for Socio-Legal Studies, Wolfson College, Oxford OX2 6UD.

The Aviation Health Institute is an Oxford-based medical research charity that promotes the health and well-being of air passengers. We are looking for a capable person with fund-raising and/or PR/marketing experience who can help the Director to both raise funds and carry out daily duties in the office. Microsoft experience would help. The work would be carried out during 2 afternoon hours, Mon.–Fri. Own transport essential. Hourly rate negotiable. Apply in writing with c.v. to: The Director, Aviation Health Institute, 8 King Edward Street, Oxford OX1 4HL.

Volunteer required by Oxfam Archives. The Oxfam Archivist needs an assistant to help sort and organise archived records. A variety of tasks varying in content and length are available and include work on our historic International Programme files and other material. Volunteers should be thorough and methodical in their approach to the work. They should be available to work for 3–4 hours p.w. (or more); hours are flexible. Expenses are refundable. If you would like to help or require further information, please contact Rosie Dodd, tel.: Oxford 313764, e-mail: rdodd@oxfam.org.uk.

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Houses to Let

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. Visit our Web site at: http://www.qbman.co.uk and view details of all the properties that we have currently available to let. Alternatively, telephone, fax, or e-mail us with details of your requirements and we will do whatever we can without obligation. Tel.: Oxford 764533, fax: 764777, e- mail: info@qbman.co.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.

Superb, modern, architect-designed house in North Oxford. Four bedrooms. Fully-equipped. Excellent c.h. On bus routes; 25 minutes' walk to town. Available Apr. through Aug. 1999. Tel.: Oxford 511825 (evenings or Sundays), e-mail: l.lyons1@physics.ox.ac.uk.

Charming 18th-c. cottage, 7 miles north of Oxford. Two double bedrooms. Living room, open fire. Bathroom, w.c., bath, shower. Utility room, washing machine, tumble drier. Kitchen, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher. Secluded garden, off-street parking. £850 p.m. Tel.: 0181 248 6434 (evenings).

Short let, central North Oxford. Lovely detached house, light and spacious, furnished with all mod. cons including c.h. Four bedrooms, 2 reception, kitchen/dining room, 2 off-street parking spaces, large private garden. Walking distance to shops, community centre, university buildings, and indoor pool. Available 14 Dec. 1998–10 Jan. 1999. Tel.: Oxford 513321 (home) or 284238 (work).

Two-bedroom Victorian terrace, Iffley Fields. House with great character and interesting decor, owned by two artists. Two reception rooms, large kitchen, large bathroom, c.h., garden. Quiet, friendly neighbourhood. Available 18 Dec. 1998–25 Mar. 1999. £675 p.c.m. Tel.: Oxford 727269.

Converted period farm cottage: 3 bedrooms, garages, beautiful 1.8 acre garden with small orchard and own wood and brook, adjacent to fields and woodland, 400 yards from the Headington roundabout. Very well maintained, fully furnished; c.h. Ideal for visiting academic. Rent £1,000 p.m. Please contact Jeanne Packer, tel.: Oxford 220970.

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Flats to Let

Central North Oxford: 10 minutes' walk from city centre, all main university buildings, and parks, and very close to the river. Available now for short/long let. Two exceptionally well-furnished, comfortable flats in extremely quiet, civilised, large Victorian house in this exclusive, leafy, residential Victorian suburb, with large, light, airy rooms. (1) First-floor: double bedroom, drawing-room, kitchen, bathroom. (2) Ground-floor: 1 double, 1 single bedroom, drawing-room, kitchen, bathroom. Off-street parking; large secluded garden. Regret no children or pets. Tel./fax: Oxford 552400.

North Oxford : high quality, furnished, ground-floor flat. One double bedroom; single/double/study. Sitting-room/dining-room, kitchen, bathroom, and communal garden. No pets. £825 p.m. Tel.: 01869 346719.

Two separate flats available unfirnished in wing of country house, 7 miles from Oxford. Each has 2 bedrooms and large living-room, with well-fitted kitchen. Lovely outlook and use of common gardens. Rent £695 and £895 p.c.m. respectively. Please tel.: 01869 350236 and leave message, or fax: 351119.

High-quality, fully-furnished, ground- floor flat. One double and 1 single bedroom/study. Sitting/dining-room, kitchen, bathroom, c.h., garage. £725 p.c.m. Tel.: Oxford 331289.

Summertown: modern self-contained first- floor flat. Two bedrooms, third bedroom/study/dining-room, large sitting-room, bathroom with separate shower cubicle, kitchen/diner, all mod. cons. Double glazed, fully carpeted, linen provided, parking space, gardens all round. Available now. Tel.: Oxford 515301.

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Accommodation Offered

Self-contained lodge house for single person. Quite spartan. Beautiful rural location 4 miles from Oxford, near Beckley. Large sitting-room with log- burning stove, small kitchen and bathroom and attic sleeping area. Rent £350 p.c.m. Available now. Tel.: Oxford 351418 (evenings).

Stanton St John. Spacious and interesting, newly-converted, self-contained annexe, with own front door, parking, garage (possible), c.h. One double bedroom, living-room, dining area, kitchen, bathroom, separate study area, no garden. Suit single mature student(s)/couple; no children or pets. Rent £600 p.c.m. plus gas. Tel.: Oxford 351566 for details.

Bed-and-breakfast available in the warm 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, c.h., and independent heating. Refrigerators available. Very moderate terms. Tel./fax: Oxford 557879, mobile: 0374 434489.

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Accommodation Sought

Urgent! Office space required. Due to rapid expansion, an Oxford-based charity urgently needs 800–1,000 sq. ft. of reasonably-priced office space, preferably in central Oxford. Contact Opportunity International, tel.: Oxford 794411.

Academic family seeks furnished 4-bedroom North Oxford/Summertown or other Oxford area home for 3 months, Apr.–June 1999. Please reply to Steve Mashnick, tel. (USA): 734 647 2406, e-mail: meshnick@umich.edu.

House wanted for rent for 1 week only by a professional family of 5 during the Christmas holidays. Either in Oxford or the surrounding countryside. References provided. Tel.: 01628 418647.

Going abroad? Or just thinking of letting your property? QB Management is 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: Oxford 764533, fax us: 764777, or e-mail us: info@qbman.co.uk. Alternatively, we would invite you to visit our Web site at: http://www.qbman.co.uk and see how we could be marketing your property.

Mallams Residential Letting is well placed to help with your letting and management requirements. Based in Summertown, we offer a professional service tailored to your individual requirements. If you are thinking of letting your property, please call us. Tel.: Oxford 311006, fax: 311977.

Finders Keepers specialises in managing your home or investment. We have celebrated 25 years in Oxford letting and managing properties—try us first! Many of our landlords have remained with us since we opened and are delighted with our service—why not pop in and read their comments? 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.

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Holiday Lets

Andalucia, Gaucin. Divided house with pool to let. Magical Medieval village with stunning landscape. Our house is at the front of the village with unobstructed views past Gibralter and the Med. to the Rif mountains of Morocco. Excellent walking and bird watching. Visit Granada, Cordoba, Ronda, Seville, Cadiz, and Morocco. Reduction long let. Dr Campbell, tel.: Oxford 513935, e-mail: L.Lust France: Entre-deux-Mers, St Emilion 15 km. Chambres d'hôtes (B&B) in renovated 18th-c. wine- growing property. Three rooms all with en suitebathroom. Anglo-French hosts, open all year. Evening meal by arrangement. Morris, tel./fax: 00 30 557 84 69 08.

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Houses for Sale

Modern 4-bedroom detached house in quiet North Abingdon cul-de-sac with easy access to A34. Downstairs cloakroom, main bedroom with shower en suite, double garage, good-sized garden. West- facing corner plot. £134,950. No chain. Tel.: 01235 543092.

Upper Wolvercote, Oxford: sunny house in elevated position with garage and large pretty garden. Semi-detached with 3 bedrooms and small study. Upstairs bathroom and w.c.; kitchen/dining-room, living-room, conservatory, downstairs w.c. Extremely convenient location on bus route, in village atmosphere close to Port Meadow and city with its amenities. Tel.: Oxford 451770.

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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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Flat for Sale

Grandpont, Oxford. Brand new apartment by Berkeley Homes. Two bedrooms, private parking. Within half a mile, by foot, of shops in city centre, river walks, and nature reserve. Show apartment open 7 days a week, 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Prices from £110,000. Joint agents Andrews Land and New Homes; and Carter Jonas. Tel.: Oxford 241026.

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For Sale

Pictures of Oxford, collected by the late Professor David Lewis. Various engravings of Christ Church and Corpus. Framed engravings of Christ Church by Edmund Hort, New 1916. Original painting by Nina Carroll of Oxford Market (framed). Tel.: Oxford 515440, fax: 511568.

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