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The OUMNH Shop

Do visit the OUMNH shop where the dodo survives in many forms, and dinosaurs abound in a landscape of carefully selected minerals and fossils. Local craftsmanship is represented by Lesley Reeves' silver brooches, and by Sara Withers' necklaces of semi-precious stones. There are Cotswold limestone clocks, and hand-painted crepe de Chine ties. For warming drinks the entertaining Tyrrell Katz designs are to be joined any day by our own bone china dodo mugs (272961 for availability!); while for the long holiday period there are varied models waiting to be made, with the life-size osprey for the most ambitious. BBOWT and other Christmas stationery, stocking-fillers, and party packs. And—for the first time, a fund-raising CD, `Music for the OUMNH', played by the European Union Baroque Orchestra (£10). Open daily 12–5 p.m.until 5 p.m. Tues. 21 Dec. Holiday opening 28–30 Dec. inc., and daily from noon, Tues. 4 Jan. Shop enquiries/orders (2) 72961.

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The Ashmolean Shop

The Ashmolean shop is open Tues.–Sats. 10 a.m.–5 p.m., and Sun. 2–5 p.m. During the course of November and December it will also be open on Mons. The shop is the sole outlet in Oxford for Card-Aid charity Christmas cards. In addition, the shop stocks the Museum's own Christmas cards together with gift wrap, diaries, calendars, jewellery, books and exclusive giftware. Please present University staff card to qualify for discount. A mail-order catalogue is available on application to the Publications Department. Tel.: Oxford (2) 78010, e-mail: publications@ashmus.ox.ac.uk.

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The Bodleian Shop

For all your Christmas and Millennium gifts and cards, from the Bodleian chair at £425, the Bodley medal limited edition replica at £150, and the Bodleian bookrest at £100, to the Bodleian `Bookshelf' photo frame at £2.99. Our new Christmas cards are all priced at £3.95 for ten. From Mon. 4 Oct., University staff showing their University staff card will be entitled to a 10% discount on all purchases (except sale goods). Find us in the Old Library, open: Mon.–Fri., 9 a.m.–6 p.m., Sat. 9 a.m.–12.30 p.m. Tel.: Oxford 277216, e-mail: sales@bodley.ox.ac.uk., for a copy of our new catalogue.

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Tuition Offered

Clarinet tuition (classical and jazz), guitar tuition (classical, folk, blues), theory and aural training. All levels—beginner to diploma. English language one-to-one. Woodwind restoration. Contact: J.Hill, LRAM, ARCM, on Oxford 375526/Mobile 0411 574206. E-mail: jona.hill@tinyonline.co.uk.

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Services Offered

SigmaMetrics. Consultants in statistics for the design of scientific experiments and clinical projects, and grant applications. We guarantee improvement of drafts of MSS for submission to learned journals, theses for higher degrees, author's drafts of chapters and books, and advise on preparation in dealing with applied statistical problems in MSc and DPhil Vivas. Confidential assistance available in managing MS rejection by statistical referees for journals. Special projects or tuition in applied biological and medical statistics undertaken by our higher graduate statisticians who are also graduates in science or medicine. For further details visit our website at: www.sigmametrics.co.uk, e-mail: n.t.james@sigmametrics.co.uk (Dr N.T. James, BCh BM MA MSc (Oxon), or Freephone 0800 0345 945.

Eagle Shipping Services offers over 32 years personalised door-to-door, export packing, and shipping, all over the world, by sea, by air, and by road. Special discounted shipping rates for students available. Tel.: 0207 254 1466, fax: 0207 923 1834.

Self-assessment. Have your tax return completed, and liabilities agreed by a specialist in personal taxation. £120 for basic return, plus £40 for rental income, authorship/royalty accounts etc. John M. Hanks LLM FCA, 50 Thames St., Oxford OX1 1SU. Tel.: Oxford 438572, e-mail: john.hanks@ukonline.co.uk. A personal and professional service at competitive rates.

Psychotherapy: experienced, qualified UKCP registered Gestalt and Integrative Psychotherapist recently moved from Nottingham to Merton (between Bicester and Islip). I am available to see individuals and couples for short or long term therapy. New ongoing daytime psychotherapy group starting early in the new year. Personal and/or professional development workshops available throughout next year. Individual and group supervision also available. For further information contact Ruth Nathan, tel.: Oxford 331899.

Personal computer consultants, offering 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 also supply our range of personally built, to your specification, KTec computers. We will also supply or source software to match your requirements. For a quality service, matched with competitive prices, tel.: Chris Lewis on Oxford 461222, fax: 461333, e-mail: info@kristontec.co.uk.

Big or small, we ship it all, plus free pick up anywhere in Oxford. Also 24 hour photocopying, private mailing addresses (24 hour access, and mail forwarding worldwide), binding, fax bureau, colour photocopying, mailing services, and much more. Contact or visit Mail Boxes Etc., 266 Banbury Rd., Oxford. Tel.: Oxford 514655, fax: 514656, e-mail: summertown@020.mbe.uk.com.

Town and Country Trees, arboricultural contractors. Tree surgery, felling, planting, hedges, orchard and shrub pruning, stump removal. Fully qualified, fully insured. Tel.: 01869 351540, or 01993 811115.

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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.

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Situations Vacant

St Catherine's College. Appointment of Library Assistant. Applications are invited for the post of part-time Library Assistant (26.5 hrs p.w., term-time only), to work as part of a team in the general daily running of the library. Experience of library work together with keyboard and computer skills are desirable. Further details are available from the Assistant Librarian. Tel.: Oxford (2) 71707, e-mail: sally.collins@stcatz.ox.ac.uk. Applications in writing, including a c.v. and names of 2 referees, should be addressed to the Librarian, St Catherine's College, Oxford, OX1 3UJ, by 10 Dec. St Catherine's is an equal opportunities employer.

The Editorial Institute at Boston University, founded to further editorial studies in a range of disciplines, now seeks a co-director to join Geoffrey Hill and Christopher Ricks. More information at : www.bu.edu/editinst. Applications should be sent to: 725 Commonwealth Ave., Boston, Mass. 02215, USA. Deadline Jan. 31, 2000. Boston University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.

Regent's Park College. Applications are invited for the post of Assistant College Secretary and Receptionist in this Permanent Private Hall of the University of Oxford

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Houses to Let

Central North Oxford, Victorian terrace house. Comfortable family accommodation, sleeps 6, rear courtyard. Close city centre and river Thames, beautiful water meadows, excellent schools, quiet friendly area. £1,100 p.c.m., plus local rates. Tel.: 01736 331831.

Kidlington, 2-bedroom terrace house. Fully furnished, this property is ideal for 2 sharers, or a small family. It has a large living area, with a fully equipped kitchen, a double and a single bedroom. It has an easily maintained garden, parking, and excellent access to the centre of Oxford by public transport. This property is available now at £525 p.c.m. Please contact Julia on Oxford 311011.

Pretty Edwardian house, refurbished to mix classic features with modern amenities, available from Feb. 2000. Central location in quiet residential area, close to colleges, and riverside nature reserve. Four bedrooms, study, lounge, new kitchen, bath/shower room, and garden. Domestic services available if required. £1,250 p.c.m. exc. bills, negotiable on length of contract. Tel.: A. Honeywell, Oxford 251003, e-mail: mpaehoney@aol.com.

Islip. Modern cottage in rural Oxfordshire. Recently refurbished, there are 2 reception rooms, attractive fitted kitchen, 2 bedrooms, and a study. Established gardens and garage. There is a regular rail service into Oxford. This property is available now, fully furnished, at £695 p.c.m. For more information please contact Gay on Oxford 311011.

Modern, furnished, 2-bedroom maisonette in Harefields, North Oxford. Available now for 1 year or more. £725 p.c.m., plus £725 deposit. Tenant pays council tax, water rates, gas, electricity, and phone bills. Tel.: Oxford 553905.

Make finding accommodation easy. Finders Keepers have a dedicated approach to helping you 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), personal service, and professional advice. 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: 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

Gloucester Green-The Chilterns. Modern, 1-bedroom apartment, well furnished and nicely decorated. Situated on the second floor. Accommodation comprises: hallway, double bedroom with fitted wardrobe, modern bathroom, living room, modern fully-fitted kitchen, electric heating. No parking. Available immediately. Internal viewing strongly recommended. £695 p.c.m. Tel.: E.Gordon Hudson & Co., on Oxford 244089.

Central Headington. Available end Jan., beautifully converted, spacious 2-bedroom flat, tastefully furnished, fully-fitted kitchen with washing machine, large sitting-room, bathroom with bath and separate pumped shower, gas c.h., d.g., off-street parking. Close to hospitals. Professionals and academics only. £675 p.c.m. Tel.: Oxford 768504 (eves.) Very spacious (170 sq m.), quiet, first floor flat. Three double bedrooms, 2 bathrooms (1 en-suite). Fully furnished to high standard, gas c.h., garage, garden. Within short walking distance Science Area, University Parks and city centre. Non-smokers preferred. Available 1 Jan. 2000. £1,250 p.c.m. Tel.: Brooks Property Management, Oxford 728597, fax: 794606.

Available Jan. 2000 (long let only). One double bedroom, living-room, kitchen, bathroom, modern decor and furnishings, c.h. All facilities. Private parking. Quiet Banbury Road location, 1/2 mile city centre. Non-smoker. £575 plus Council Tax. Tel.: 01993 852196.

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Accommodation Offered

Delightful rooms, North Oxford. Smallest room £30 p.w., telephone, shower, c.h., all mod. cons. Available now, short stay up to 3 months. Located near Woodstock Road roundabout. Tel.: Oxford 511657.

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Accommodation Sought

American Professor wishes to rent a furnished 2-bedroom flat in Oxford during Feb., 2000, when he will be visiting Balliol College. A centrally-located flat, with washing machine, is preferred. Contact Sy D. Friedman in Vienna, Austria, tel.: 43-1-427750504 or fax: 43-1-42779505.

Finders Keepers specialises in managing your home and investment. With our 27 years' experience we assure you of a high level of service from dedicated and professional letting and management teams. Many of our landlords have remained with us since we opened and are still reaping the benefits of our high standards of property management. If you would like details of our services contact Finders Keepers, 226 Banbury Road, Summertown, Oxford OX2 7BY. Tel.: Oxford 311011, fax: 556993, e-mail: oxford@finders.co.uk, Internet: 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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Accommodation Exchange

House swap. American professor and family (5), seek housing in Oxford, Mar.–Aug. We offer a large, New Hampshire farmhouse, surrounded by forested hills, valley meadows. Quiet, near Dartmouth College. Contact David Nicol, RR2 Box 389, Cornish, NH 03745, USA. E-mail: NicolFamily@turbont.net.

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Accommodation Offered to Rent or Exchange

Charming, fully furnished room, with kitchenette and shower, being part of a large secluded period house in charming village 12–15 minutes' drive from city centre, 10 minutes' John Radcliffe. Would suit quiet non-smoker. £340 p.c.m all inc. Own transport a necessity. Tel.: Oxford 553314/316608.

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Holiday Lets

Accommodation available Sydney, Apr.–Dec. 2000. Three bedroom, modern town-house, furnished/equipped, secure complex, 2 bathrooms, laundry, courtyard/pergola, gas barbecue. Walk local shops, 10 minutes' bus CBD, close harbourside parks/beaches. A$550 p.w. Fax: 61 2 9351 2434, or e-mail: Simon.Petch@english.usyd.edu.au.

Lea Hill Hotel, Membury, Nr. Axminster. Idyllic 14th- c.,thatched, Devon longhouse, set in 8 acres of beautiful grounds with stunning views. Eleven luxury en-suite bedrooms, cosy bar, characterful beamed, split-level dining room, and superb 2 AA Rosette food. Excellent walking country. Only 8 miles from the sea at Lyme Regis. Perfect venue for a stress free break. Family owned and run. Recommended by O.U.G. reader. Tel.: 01404 881890.

Crete. A traditional Cretan house in old town Rethimno, superbly renovated to provide space and comfort in beautifully furnished surroundings. Elevated, vine-covered, sitting area with brick barbecue—perfect for alfresco dining. It is in a quiet area, and close to long, sandy beach, taverns, shops, and the many interesting sights in and around this historic area. Sleeps 4 (1 double, 1 twin). Available all year round. £280 p.w., £1000 p.m. All linen, electricty and cleaning inc. Tel./fax: Nikolaos Glinias, 0030 831 56525, e-mail: nglynias@ret.forthnet.gr.

115 185] Holidays in Brittany, for those in search of peace, tranquillity, uncrowded roads, safe, clean beaches, cycling, walking, riding, and high class restaurants at low cost prices, Maison Selecte offer a range of charming properties in the Cote d'Armor area of Brittany. Choose from, one- bedroom country cottages to four-bedroom farmhouses. For further details, and brochure, tel.: Maison Selecte Properties 00 33 2 96 84 86 50, fax: 00 33 2 96 84 85 19, e-mail: maisonprop@aol.com, or write to Le Bourg Tremeur 22250, Brittany, France.

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For Sale

Lesley Reeves, handcrafted gold and silver jewellery, and tiaras, millennium hallmark. Baroque freshwater pearls. Interesting commissions welcome. Now at Liscious Interiors, 102 Walton St., (opp. Le Petit Blanc). Tel.: 0973 939683 Renault Espace Helios '93 K-reg, well maintained but with some cosmetic damage.Tel.: Carroll Morgan, Oxford 73841, 730215(answerphone), e-mail: carroll@comlab.ox.ac.uk.

Nissan Micra GSX Automatic 1.2, 5-door hatchback, only 54,000 miles, vgc. Two-tone silver, sunroof, unleaded petrol. Nov. 1989 G Reg., MOT to Nov. 2000. £1,400. Tel.: Oxford 556680 or (2) 79888. n

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