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Oxford University Museum of Natural History Shop

From amber to zeolite, the shop presents an interesting range of natural history related gifts for all ages. Animal carvings, bookends, candle- holders, and jewellery abound in the new hand-picked geological range. For long evenings we offer kits for model makers, and reference and activity books. There's Christmas and animal stationary, and, amidst a widening choice of Dodo items, there's still room for the traditional Dodo Pad Diary and its new companion for 1999—the Dodo Wall Pad. Do call to see the rest! Open during Museum hours, 12 noon–5 p.m., Mon.–Sat.; admission free.

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The 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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Oxford University Newcomers' Club

Oxford University Newcomers' Club. The club exists to welcome to Oxford the partners and families of academic visitors and graduate students. Come along to the Club rooms at 13 Norham Gardens, and sample our programme of events and outings; we are open each Wednesday morning, 10.30 a.m.–12 noon, from the week before term starts to the week after term, also throughout the summer vacation.

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Arabic Speakers Sought

Urgent: Arabic speaking volunteers needed. Would you be prepared to read for 1 hour p.w. as a volunteer at the Recording Centre for the Blind? A blind graduate urgently needs volunteers to record his arabic material onto tape. He is studying Arabic Literature and Theatre and is about to begin research for his D.Phil. If you are interested, or want to know more, please contact: Kim Miller (Director), Room 128, New Bodleian Library, Broad Street, tel.: Oxford (2)77044.

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Lectures

`Science and Poetry: the place of imaginative vision in science'. Talk by Professor Mary Midgley at Ruskin College, Walton Street at 7.30 p.m. on Fri. 20 Nov. Tickets £5 (£4 concessions; £2.50 Friends). Tel.: Oxford 407490 for details of the Jupiter Trust.

C.S. Lewis Centenary Celebrations at Headington Quarry Church (the church where Lewis regularly worshipped), Quarry Road, Headington. Tues. 24 Nov. at 8 p.m.: Walter Hooper, Literary Advisor to the estate of C.S. Lewis, will talk on `C.S. Lewis: map-maker for the third millennium. Sat. 28 Nov. at 8 p.m.: a centenary celebration service with an address by the Rt Revd Richard Harries, Bishop of Oxford. For further details, tel.: Oxford 761755.

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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.

English tuition, proof-reading, copy- editing. English graduate (first class Honours) with TEFL qualification and publishinf experience offers help with all aspects of written and spoken English to overseas academics and students. Advice given on essays, theses, and manuscripts, plus tuition in business and general English at all levels. Reasonable rates. References available. Contact Julie Highmore, tel.: Oxford 241059, e-mail: JPHighmore@aol.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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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Domestic Services

Nanny required in Jericho, starting Jan. 1999. To care for 3-year-old boy from 11.30 a.m.–4.30 p.m., and collect his sister (6 years) from school at 3 p.m. School holidays free. Tel.: Oxford 553489 for more details.

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

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

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.

Pleasant residential area, 1 mile from city centre and near University, Brookes, and hospitals, adjacent to a park. Good-sized, semi-detached, house with 3 bedrooms (1 double/1 twin/1 single), modern bathroom, large lounge/dining-room, fully-fitted kitchen, utility room (with fridge, washing machine, drier), conservatory, gardens, and driveway for parking. Gas c.h. and double- glazing. Attractive furnishings, quality furniture, fitted carpets; maintained by owners resident in Oxford. Available 1 Feb. 1999. £810 p.c.m. plus bills. Tel.: Oxford 515342, e-mail: dmmyatt@aol.com.

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

St Margaret's Road, North Oxford: spacious, ground-floor apartment in this most sought after location available immediately, furnished (or possibly unfurnished). Hall, sitting-room, dining-room, study/third bedroom, 2 double bedrooms, bathroom, kitchen. Gardens and off-street parking. £1,000 p.c.m. Contact Smith- Woolley, tel.: 01993 811624.

Two separate flats available unfurnished 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.

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.

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Accommodation Offered

Large room in East Oxford, all mod. cons. Washing machine, tumble drier, microwave, shower, c.h., telephone, lounge, television, etc. £250 p.m. (inc. all bills except phone). £250 deposit. Contact Erica, tel.: 0802 714 300.

Two rooms to let in quiet, professional, non-smoking house in Oxford Road sharing with one other. Large shared sitting/dining-room, kitchen, bathroom, c.h., garden. £220 p.c.m., inc. Council Tax and water rates. Tel.: Oxford 430595.

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

Academic married couple from Denmark, non- smoking, no pets, no children, are looking for an apartment/small house in Oxford from 1 Jan. 1999. Long term let preferred. Please tel.: 01223 301 324, e-mail: cw243@newton.cam.ac.uk.

Visiting academic couple with 1 child seeks 2-bedroom home in Oxford or Oxford area for 2 months, Mar.–Apr. 1999. Please reply to André Lucas, tel.: (NL) +31 36 5374340, e-mail: alucas@econ.vu.nl.

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.

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

Comfortable Victorian stone villa in 3/4- acre garden; many original furnishings. Three sitting- rooms, 5 bedrooms, large games-room; sleeps 9+. Coal/log fires, electric storage heaters. Good walking, cycling; magnificent sea and mountain views. Adjacent well-stocked licensed shop; excellent sea-food pub half-hour by car and ferry. Lismore is accesiebl by car-ferry from Oban and passenger-ferry from Port Appin. Available Oct. onwards, inc. Christmas/New Year. £200–£350 p.w., inc. electricity and fuel. For brochure/booking, tel.: 0141 339 5433 or 01631 760 251.

Tuscany: family-owned farm, former Machiavelli property, producing high-quality wine and cheese, offers farmhouses (sleeping up to 14) and apartments, and pool. Half hour central Florence. Tel./fax: 0039 055 824 9120, e-mail: pgklpoggio@FTBCC.it; Fattoria Corzano and Paterno.

Pantelleria: unspoilt island between Sicily and Tunisia. Traditional domed houses (dammusi) in peaceful seaside location. Available Apr.–Oct. Small (sleeps 6) from 3,000,000 lire p.m.; large (sleeps 9) from 3,800,000 lire p.m. (£1 = 2,700 lire approximately). Contact J. Johns, Wolfson College, Oxford OX2 6UD.

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

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House 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.

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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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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). n

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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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