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Dr Keith Cox

Present and former colleagues will be saddened to hear of the death of Dr Keith Cox in a boating accident in August. A service commemorating his life and work is being organised in Oxford on the afternoon of 31 October. There will be a cermony at the University Museum followed by tea. Full details are not available at the time of writing. For forther information contact Trish McNiff, tel.: Oxford (2)72040, e-mail: trish.mcniff@earth.ox.ac.uk.

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Exhibition

Paintings and Drawings: an exhibition hosted by the Willowbeck Group. To be held at St Anne's College, Woodstock Road, from Sun. 18 Oct. (2–5.30 p.m.) until Fri. 30 Oct. Open daily 10 a.m.–4 p.m., subject to college committments. Visitors are advised to ring the College Lodge (tel. Oxford (2)74800) beforehand.

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Tuition Offered

Piano tuition. Experienced teacher of adults and children. All grades, beginners welcome. Contact Miss P. Read BA (Hons) LRAM; Jericho. Tel.: Oxford 510904.

Irish Language classes, intermediate level, start Tues. 13 Oct., 8 p.m., at St Clare's, Banbury Road. Details from B. O Riordáin, tel.: Oxford 376107.

d'Overbroeck's College Open Morning, Sat. 17 Oct. (10 a.m.–12.30 p.m.). Entry at age 13 into year 9; at 16 into the sixth-form. Highly interactive teaching, excellent results, and positive environment. Beechlawn House, 1 Park Town, Oxford OX2 6SN. Tel.: Oxford 310000.

Fencing Club for boys and girls aged 9–13. Sat. 2.–3.30 p.m. in Summertown, Oxford. First two sessions free; no obligation to continue. National Foil Coach as tutor. Contact Malcolm van Biervliet. Tel.: Oxford 514906 (after 6 p.m.).

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Services Offered

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. Contact Jacquie Gordon, tel./fax: 01531 822743.

Personal computer consultants: we offer expert advice and tuition for both hardware and software. On-site service at home or in the office. We provide upgrades for most computers or alternatively we now supply our own range of K Tec computers; we will also supply or source software to match your requirements. For a quality service matched with competitive prices, contact Chris Lewis, tel./fax: Oxford 461333.

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.

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.

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Domestic Services

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.

Splitting up? Oxfordshire Family Mediation Service is a registered charity which assists parents in making future arrangements for the family. Our professionally trained and highly experienced mediators offer help to parents during and after separation and divorce. For more information about our independent and confidential service, please tel.: Oxford 741781.

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Situations Vacant

Publications Assistant, Peers Early Education Partnership (PEEP). Part-time (20 hours p.w.), initially until 31 July 1999, salary £11,575 pro rata. A competent PC user, familiar with Publisher 97 and Windows 95, is required to lay out new publications and update existing publications using templates and applying styles; also to photocopy publications as required during the term, and liaise with external printers. The ability to use a scanner is an advantage. Details from Christine, tel.: Oxford 395145. PEEP Centre, Peers School, Sandy Lane West, Littlemore, Oxford OX4 5JZ. Applications close: Thurs. 15 Oct. PEEP aims to be an equal opportunities employer.

Ashmolean Library: Temporary Senior Library Assistant. Two-year cataloguing post, involving retrospective conversion of foreign language holdings in Archaeology. Successful candidate will be accurate and organised, and may have experience of cataloguing to AACR2/MARC standards with Library of Congress subject Headings, and of downloading records from external databases (training can be arranged). European language(s) desirable. Please write for further details to the Administrator, Ashmolean Library, Oxford OX1 2PH. Applications (with c.v. and 2 references) to reach the library by 19 Oct.

The Bodleian Library offers daily tours of its historic buildings by volunteer guides. Full training is given. If you have up to 2 hours p.w. to give, please contact Dr Judith Thomas, Assistant Secretary to the Library. Tel.: Oxford (2)77224 or (2)77188, fax: (2)77189, e-mail: judith.thomas@bodley.ox.ac.uk.

Bodleian Library: Part-time Assistant Admissions Officer. Graduate required to interview applicants for reader tickets and the new University card, determine appropriate admission terms/card type, issue cards/collect payments, and supervise the reading of the Bodleian declaration. Hours 2–3 per week (by agreement), with some variation/additional hours (peak periods June/Jul., Sept./Oct.). Familiarity with the organisation of the Library and University an advantage; training to be provided in new computerised ticketing system. Salary (Academic Related I) £15,462–£17,958 pro rata. Details and applications forms from the Personnel Section, Bodleian Library, Broad Street, Oxford OX1 3BG, tel.: Oxford (2)77171, fax: (2)77193, e-mail: personel@bodley.ox.ac.uk. Applications close: 21 Oct.; please quote Our Ref. BL7698.

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Houses to Let

Attractive town house available now in central Oxford until end June 1999. furnished, 3-bedrooms, large kitchen/dining-room, large first-floor lounge with period open fire place, gas c.h., washing machine, garden. £1,000 p.c.m. plus all bills. Tel.: Oxford (2)78334.

Furnished house to let. Three double bedrooms, bright living/dining-room, kitchen, conservatory, and upstairs bathroom. Gardens front and rear with off- street parking. Close to Florence Park and Iffley village. Suit family or 3 mature sharers, non-smokers only. £750 p.c.m. plus utilities. Tel.: Oxford 749580 (evenings/weekends).

Fully-furnished 3-bedroom house in Kidlington, with fitted kitchen, wash/drier. Close to bus stop; off-street parking; 5 miles to University. Suit non- smoking professionals without pets. Available end Oct., £620 p.c.m. exc. bills/rates. Tel.: 0181 994 9059 or Oxford 378245 (evenings).

Fully-furnished large 4-bedroom family house on side road in North central Oxford. Available for rental for whole/part period Jan.–Mar. 1999. Rent dependent on number of bedrooms required. For details, tel.: Oxford 553247 (evenings).

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.

Woodstock: recently refurbished small period cottage in quiet location close to Blenheim Park and town centre. Furnished and equipped to high standard. Would suit sabbatical couple or single person. 1 double, 1 single bedroom, bathroom and separate w.c., sitting/dining-room and kitchen. Gas c.h., phone. Conservatory area leading to small walled garden. Available Oct. £675 p.c.m. Tel.: 01993 812639.

North Oxford : unfurnished former Victorian lodge situated close to city centre. Newly renovated. Lounge/dining-room, kitchen, 3 bedrooms, study, bathroom, loft room, gas c.h., parking spaces, garden. £1,200 p.c.m. (6-month let initially). Tel.: 01993 812123/813100.

Witney: short term and holiday lets; 2/3-bedroom period cottage, fully furnished and equipped. From £260 p.w. or £850 p.m. Ten miles from Oxford with good bus service into Oxford. Non-smokers; no pets. Tel.: 01993 703035, fax: 771014.

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.

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Flats to Let

One-year let initially: superb new large studio flat, with balcony, kitchen, shower, w.c., own entrance, and large garden. Quiet cul-de-sac near city centre. £640 p.c.m. inc. council Tax. Viewing from 4–10 Oct. Tel.: Oxford 200640.

Central North OxfordL large, beautifully- furnished, 2-bedroom converted flat on ground floor, available Jan.–end Apr. 1999. £950 p.c.m. Tel.: Oxford 512564, e-mail: ssfc0021@ermine.ox.ac.uk.

Summertown: unique, modern apartment in highly-desirable courtyard setting. Double bedroom, lounge, fully-fitted kitchen with washer-drier, bathroom with shower; all fully furnished. C.h., secure parking, immaculate condition. Available immediately. £625 p.c.m. (exc.). Tel.: 01386 841746, e-mail: prpco@dircon.co.uk.

North Oxford : self-contained, furnished, ground-floor flat. Available immediately. Living-room, bedroom, hall, kitchen, bathroom. Suit non-smoking single/couple with no pets. £450 p.c.m. (inc. c.h.). Tel.: Oxford (2)77281 or 512959.

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Accommodation Offered

Attractive room available Nov.–Mar., suit visiting academic. Headington—close to public transport to London and central Oxford. Longer let for weekdays only possible. Cat lover essential. Owner in London weeks. Attractive rates for right person. TEl.: Oxford 763650, e-mail: nr80@dial.pipex.com.

Une chambre dans un joli cottage moderne entre Oxford et Henley est proposé sans loyer à une personne de langue maternelle française, en éxchange de conversation/aide avec les devoirs/babysitting pour une famille. Voiture nécessaire. Mme Gardner, tel.: 01491 642203.

House-sitter wanted. Spacious period cottage with garden in Shipton-under-Wychwood (20 miles north west of Oxford). Nov. 1998–July 1999. One or 2 persons to share cottage with owner on occasional return visits from abroad. £400 p.m. (negotiable) plus bills. Contact Simon Gregson, Zoology Department, University of Oxford. Tel.: 01993 831019, e-mail: simon.gregson@zoology.oxford.ac.uk, (alternatively: John Williams, tel.: Oxford 281221).

Wootton, Boars Hill. Professional couple and 2 dachshunds seek suitable non-smoking sharer (preferably female) for their edge of village house. Own sitting room, bedroom (fitted); share bathroom, shower room, dining-room, kitchen. Off-road car space, large garden. All service costs paid. Own telephone line if wanted. An office/work-room of good size available to share as well, if required (extra). Available now, rent around £350 p.c.m. Tel.: Oxford 739082.

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

Room wanted for visiting scientist, 16 Oct.–1 Dec. Please contact Eva, tel.: Oxford (2)73412/97 or 512823, e-mail: e.palsgard1@physics.oxford.ac.uk.

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.

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. n

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Holiday Lets

Scottish Highlands, Ardnamurchan: 3- bedroom, Aga-heated, Victorian detached house available to rent. Ideal hideaway. Easy access to beaches, hills, castles, and wonderful walks. £200 p.w. Tel.: 0131 447 5563, fax: 447 9625, e-mail: g.donn@ed.ac.uk.

Cape Town, South Africa: beautiful bungalow available to rent. Sleeps 8 (4 bedrooms), has; large swimming pool; close to Table Mountain, City, Seas, Newlands Sports Grounds, shops at Cavendish Square, Garden Route, and vineyards. From £280 p.w. Tel.: 0131 447 5563, fax: 447 9625, e-mail: g.donn@ed.ac.uk.

Windrush valley: detached garden cottage available next to Minster Lovell Church. Holiday lets. Tel.: 01993 775630.

Tuscany, Barga. Medieval hill town, 1 hour Pisa airport, 40 minutes Lucca. Farmhouse and 2 s/c flats to let in 18th-c. Palazzo. Long and short term lets available from £150 p.w. Tel.: 01959 533108.

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Houses for Sale

For sale or rent: two four-storey, furnished, Victorian houses in Kingston Road, Oxford, valued at £260,000 each. As four fully-furnished flats, may be bought or rented separately by appointment with the owner, following a letter addressed to 32 Kingston Road, Oxford OX2 6RQ. Tel.: Oxford 556460.

Six-bedroom family home, North Oxford, south-facing garden, near schools and transport. Available spring 1999. £300,000; furnishings negotiable. Tel.: Oxford 557233.

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Flats for Sale

Five minutes' walk from St Giels: maisonette for sale. Twp bedrooms, sitting-room with nice view, fitted kitchen, bathroom, ample storage space, garage, c.h. Good decorative condition. £120,000. Tel.: Oxford 554015 (evenings).

Flat: top floor mansion block, off Woodstock Road; hall, south-facing living-room, bedroom, kitchen, bathroom, store-room. Good decorative order. Gas c.h. Quiet; would suit single academic or couple. Spacious grounds with well-kept garden and private car park. £85,000 or near offer. Tel.: Oxford 511576.

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For Sale

Piano for sale. Broadwood model 8F upright (number 267279, mid-1970s) with the last ivory keyboard used by Broadwood. Musician's carefully-used piano; £1,750 o.n.o. Tel.: Oxford 514622 or (2)72869.

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