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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., 9a.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.

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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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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.

French tuition and conversation based on grammar offered by experienced teacher. All ages, all levels; exam-orientated or otherwise. Walton Street. Tel.: Oxford 511897.

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Services Offered

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.

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

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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.

Nanny: central Oxford. Live-out, experienced, mature nanny required for two-family job share. No overlap between families. Potential for part- or full-time work. Contact Mrs Fischer for details, tel.: Oxford 514894.

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Situations Vacant

St Clare's, Oxford: Alumni Relations Assistant (part-time, to begin as soon as possible). Hours approximately 8 p.w., timing can be to suit the person appointed (school terms only may be arranged). Work will involve keeping the database up-to-date. Good organisational skills, initiative, and ability to work independently required. Pay negotiable. For frther details, please contact Maria Andews, Office Manager, St Clare's, Oxford, 139 Banbury Road, Oxford OX2 7AL. Tel.: Oxford 552031, fax: 310002, internet: http://www.stclares.ac.uk.

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.

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Houses to Let

Fully-furnished Victorian house, with c.h., close to the centre. Five bedrooms, sitting-room, dining-room, bathroom, 2 showers; available now. Contact Mrs Ann White, tel.: Oxford 512865, fax: 310264.

Charming 18th-c. cottage, 7 miles north 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).

Attractive 3-bedroom furnished house with attic study, c.h., and garden, south of Hinksey Park and 20 minutes' walk from Carfax, for rent from mid-November. £850 p.c.m. plus utilities. Tel.: Oxford 240673 or 0171 8329211.

Fully-furnished, large, 4-bedroom family house on side of road in North central Oxford. Available for rental for whole/part period Jan.–Mar. 1999. £1,200 p.c.m. For more details, tel.: Oxford 553247 (evenings).

Summertown: 4-bedroom partly-furnished detached house, available immediately until mid-April 1999 (negotiable). Convenient location, garage, garden. Suit couple with 1 or 2 children. No smokers or groups. Rent £950 p.c.m. Tel.: Oxford 283504, e-mail: rpb@comlab.ox.ac.uk.

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.

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. 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 Dec. for short/long let, 2 exceptionally well-furnished and 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.

Large, 1-bedroom, modern, ground-floor flat, close to Summertown. Fully furnished with well- equipped kitchen, gas c.h., and shower. Off-street parking. Would suit single person or couple. £595 p.c.m. Tel.: Oxford 514340 (day or evening).

Pleasant and peaceful flat to rent in Great Milton for one or two people. One bedroom, bathroom, large living area, kitchen, w.c. Available Jan. 1999. Suit visiting scholar, quiet tenant essential. Regret no children or pets. Non-smokers please. Tel.: 01844 279202 (evenings).

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

Non-smoking female professional to share large furnished period house in centre of Woodstock, with existing female tenant. Available immediately. Rent £415 p.c.m. plus bills. Tel.: 01993 813929.

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 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.

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.

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Holiday Lets

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.

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

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House for Sale

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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