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Bodleian Shop

Our great sale starts 7 Jan. (until 30 Jan.). You will find many bargains, with even greater price reductions. Find us in the Old Schools Quadrangle: winter opening hours (until Apr.): Mon.–Fri. 9 a.m.–5 p.m., Sat. 9 a.m.–12.30 p.m. Our shopping arcade on the Web is open 24 hours, 7 days a week, at: http://www.bodley.ox.ac.uk/arcade/.

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Oxford University Newcomers' Club

The Club's equipment store in the basement of 13 Norham Gardens is overstocked, and we will be open for selling to members of the University on Sun. morning, 17 Jan., 10.30 a.m.–12.30 p.m. For sale: baby equipment, car seats, prams, electric fires, toys, household goods, etc. Parking possible on Sundays. For further enquiries, tel.: 558352.

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Concert

Concert, 23 Jan., 8 p.m. The Cherwell Singers: religious music of seventeenth-century Spain. Juan Gutierrez de Padilla, and others. Exeter College Chapel, Oxford. Tickets £6 (£4 concessions) from Oxford Playhouse (tel.: Oxford 798600) or at the door. Proceeds to the Anthony Nolan Bone Marrow Trust.

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Tuition Offered

Private tuition given by recently- retired academic in chemistry, biology, statistics. Research projects/surveys also undertaken. Tel.: Oxford 559061, e-mail: djcm@aol.com.

English tuition given by Oxford- educated, female, native English speaker; experienced at teaching individually or in small groups. Also French to GCSE. Dr D. Martin, tel.: Oxford 559061, e-mail: djcm@aol.com.

Piano lessons: experienced teacher; adults and children. All grades. Beginners welcome. Contact Miss P. Read BA (Hons) LRAM. Tel.: Oxford (Jericho) 510904.

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Services Offered

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.

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 range of personally-built to your own specifications 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.: Oxford 461222, fax: 461333.

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.: 01869 351540.

North Oxford Therapy. Confidential consultation. Offering help with anxiety, depression, eating disorders, life goals, phobias, smoking, stress management, trauma, deep hypno-relaxation, sleep. Analytical therapist. Free initial consultation. Michael Minns DMS, DHP, MHPG. Tel.: Oxford 556368.

Document editing services. Theses, research papers, conference papers, and all kinds of documents and projects edited by experienced freelance copy-editor. Tel.: Oxford 559061, e-mail: djcm@aol.com.

Cross Counties Counselling Consultation Service. Treating all ages; individuals/families/groups/couples. Specialising: trauma (PTSD), depression, life crisis, relationships, anxiety, eating disorders, abuse, school-related problems, career/personal development issues. Locations: N. Oxford, Stratford-upon-Avon, Swindon. Barbera A. Martino, BA, MSW, CTS, CQSW. Prin. Cons. Psychotherapist (UK/USA). International tel./fax: 44 01386 438010. Free half hour consultation with treatment.

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

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.

Czech Au Pair: Michaela seeks Au Pair position with friendly family or disabled person. She speaks fairly good English, plans to attend college, and seeks a 1-year placement. She has first aid training, and neither smokes nor drives. Available shortly. M.L. Au Pairs. I may be offering therapy, so please leave a message (tel.: Oxford 556368) or e-mail: michael.minns@talk21.com.

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Situations Vacant

Green College: part-time Bursary Secretary. Experienced secretary required, preferably with WordPerfect 6.1, to work in the College office for 20–25 hours p.w. Salary will be on University Clerical and Library Grade 3 (£11,294–£13,074 p.a.). Further details are available from the College Secretary, Green College, Radcliffe Observatory, Woodstock Road, Oxford OX2 6HG, tel.: Oxford (2)74781, to whom applications should be made by 25 Jan.

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Houses to Let

Fully-furnished house, central North Oxford. Three bedrooms, 2 bathrooms; furnished to very high standard; fully equipped. Walking distanace to city centre, rail station, most University departments, Radcliffe Infirmary. In very pleasant new development close to canal and open countryside. Rear garden. Suit visiting academic/professional family. This house is equipped to move into with minimum hassle (washer, drier, dishwasher, fax, answerphone, modem line). Rent £1,150 p.c.m. For details and photo, tel.: Oxford 735710, fax: 327078, e-mail: andy.molyneux@radiology.ox.ac.uk.

Headington: excellent family house in quiet cul-de-sac, fully furnished and in very good order. Good location for hospitals, Brookes, and city. Large reception, 3/4 bedrooms, 2 bath/shower, garage, well-kept garden. Available end Jan. for 6/12 months. £950 p.c.m. Elwood and Co., tel.: Oxford 426410.

Terrece house in East Oxford, available late Mar.–July; fully furnished and equipped. Two bedrooms, study, bathroom, living/dining-room, kitchen. £550 p.c.m. Tel.: Oxford (2)77375, e-mail: charles.batty@sjc.ox.ac.uk.

Two-bedroom, Victorian, terrace house; Iffley Fields. Artists' house; great character, interesting decor, c.h., mod. cons. Two reception rooms, large kitchen, bathroom, garden. Quiet, friendly neighbourhood. Available now, any period 2–6 months. £650 p.c.m. Tel.: Oxford 246146.

Well-situated, furnished, terrace house in south Oxford. Close to city centre, park and reservoir. Double bedroom, single bedroom, bathroom, sitting-room, dining-room, kitchen, and south-facing garden. Washing machine, c.h. Suit couple or 2 sharers. Non-smokers only please. Available second week Feb. for 6 months or 1 year. £675 p.c.m. including Council Tax but not bills. Deposit and references required. Tel.: Oxford 310806.

Sunny Victorian terrace house, Iffley Fields. Two reception (period fireplaces), modern kitchen and bathroom, second w.c., large double bedroom, bedroom/study (double sofa-bed), utilities cellar, antiques, period pine features, nice garden. Suit couple, no children. Available late Mar. through Sept. 1999, rent £750 p.m. including Council Tax. Tel.: Oxford 798069 or 01873 810982, e-mail: ayers@wadham.oxford.ac.uk.

Two-bedroom house in central North Oxford, very close to Green College. Beautifully furnished and very well equipped, with landscaped garden and off-street parking. This is a real jewel of a house! Non-smokers only, please. Available from 1 Feb. 1999 initially until 1 Sept. 1999, but can then be available for another year.

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, 226 Banbury Road, Summertown, Oxford OX2 7BY. 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. 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

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.

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. Available from 1 Feb. 1999; let 6 months or longer preferred. £725 p.c.m. plus bills. Tel.: Oxford 343384.

Sunny 1-bedroom flatlet, ground floor, with large living-room/kitchen. Fully equipped, TV, telephone; share lovely garden. Close to Headington hospitals. £475 p.m. inclusive. Tel.: Oxford 769328.

Summertown: first-floor, modern, purpose-built flat; 2 double bedrooms plus single bedroom/study/dining-room. Fully furnished, all mod. cons., parking space. Available now for long or short lets. Tel.: Oxford 515301.

Luxurious 2-bedroom flat in 18th-c. Woodstock; c.h., plone, washing machine, spin-drier, etc. Long or short lease. £650 p.c.m. Available now. Tel.: 01993 811488.

Flat in Victorian house, Iffley Road, 1 mile city centre. Large sitting-room/kitchen, bedroom, bath/shower. Rent to include Council Tax, hot water, some c.h. £460 p.c.m. (low because not self-contained in daytime). Tel.: 01869 350372.

Woodstock Road, 2 miles city centre, near bus stops: fully-furnished, self-contained, ground- floor flat. Open plan living room and bedroom, separate kitchen and bathroom. Access to large rear garden. Car parking. Available now for 6–12 months. Rent £550 p.c.m. plus utilities. Tel.: Oxford 557684.

Very pleasant flat, 1 mile Oxford city centre. Double bedroom with en suiteshower, single bedroom, living/dining-room, newly-refurbished kitchen and bathroom. Furnished or unfurnished. suit professional couple or 2 professional sharers. Rent £700 p.c.m. Tel./fax: Oxford 512149, e-mail: dorothymyers@gn.apc.org.

Central London: London University professor seeks academic tenant to rent superb large 2- bedroom flat in sought-after area of Notting Hill. Available spring/summer 1999 to autumn 2000. Rent negotiable to right tenant. Tel.: 0171 727 9750.

Unique character first-floor flat in St Clement's area of Oxford, high-quality modern conversion; bright, sunny, and spacious; very short walk to city centre, colleges, parks and river. Two bedrooms, bathroom, utility/store-room, fully-equipped kitchen, large sitting/dining-room with coal-effect fire place. Fully furnished including washing machine, refrigerator, microwave; gas c.h.; residents' parking; secure bike space; courtyard; quiet leafy outlook. Suit visiting academic/postgrad, or professional. Available now. £750 p.c.m. Tel.: 01600 860638.

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Accommodation Offered

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 and partner (non-smokers) seek a 1/2-bedroom house/apartment in Oxford area, centre preferred, from 1 April 1999. contact Dr T. Andrews, tel.: Oxford (2)72506/(2)72471 (day), or 249889 (after 6 p.m.).

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, 226 Banbury Road, Summertown, Oxford OX2 7BY. Tel.: Oxford 311011, fax: 556993, e-mail: oxford@finders.co.uk, Internet site: http://www.finders.co.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.

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

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.

Dordogne Valley. Stone-built house in an acre of garden in Lostanges, a small hamlet in the eastern part of the Dordogne Valley, with a 270-degree view across a fabulous valley from a large elevated terrace. Swimming, lake club, tennis, and golf nearby. Great walking, cycling, and charming villages everywhere. Sleeps 8-10 people. Available from £200–£550 p.w. Peter Whitehead, tel.: 01295 670320 for more details and brochure with photos.

Crete: a traditional Cretan house in Rethimno, superbly renovated to provide space and comfort in beautifully-furnished surroundings. Elevated, vine- covered sitting area with brick barbecue—perfect for alfresco dining. In quiet area of Old Town, near long sandy beaches, tavernas, shops, and the many interesting sights in and around this historic area. Sleeps 4 (1 double, 1 twin). Available year-round. £250 p.w., £900 p.m. Tel./fax: 0030 831 56525.

Tuscan hills: restored farmhouse in superb situation near Siena standing amidst its own olives and vineyard. Spectacular hill and forest views. Art, music, food, wine, and walking in plenty. One hour florence, 45 minutes Siena. Very peaceful with full services (but no pool), sleeps up to 8 but suitable also for smaller parties. Tel./fax: 01252 660899.

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