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Bodleian Shop

Find bargains, many at half price, in our grand sale which goes on until the end of February. Shopping is more comfortable during these winter months when the shop is relatively uncongested. Please note our winter opening hours: Mon.—Fri., 9 a.m.—5 p.m., Sat., 9 a.m.—12.30 p.m. (from April, we stay open until 6 p.m. each weekday until the end of the year).

Do you have a problem with your weight?

If you would like to take part in an Oxford University study of three psychological treatments for weight management please ring Marianne O'Connor on Oxford 226443. To be eligible you must be: significantly overweight; female, aged between 20 and 59 years; available for 11 months treatment. Certain medical illnesses and treatments (and pregnancy) may make you ineligible.

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Oxford University Museum of Natural History

`The Oxford Dodo' bone china mugs newly commissioned by this museum are now on sale (£5; £5.50 boxed), as are CD's (£10) of baroque music played by the EUBO and launched at their recent recital here. To coincide with the BG Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition (30 Jan.–5 Mar.), portfolios (£2), the full range of related postcards (35p, 12 for £3.50) and greetings cards (£1.25) will be stocked. Open daily 12 noon–5 p.m.; admission free. Telephone orders, Oxford 272961.

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Tuition Offered

Vidocq Languages,French Writing Skills Day, Sat., 11 Mar., 2000. Oxford area. Suitable for adults at all levels. Ring Joan Bishop on 01993 778518 for further details of this intensive one day course.

Crime-writing course in the south of France, 21–7 May, with Sarah Dunant and Gillian Slovo. Full board and tuition at La Maison Verte, a large nineteenth-century mansion with a 2-acre garden and pool, between Montpellier and Carcassonne. £330 shared accommodation, £350 for single room. Tel.: 003 34 67 24 88 52, e-mail: nicole.russell@wanadoo.fr, Web site: http://www.lamaisonverte.co.uk.

OXACTS. Oxford Tutorial School of Acting for children (from 7-14 years), the Jericho St. Barnabas Community Centre, 33a Canal St., Oxford OX2 6BQ. Classes in voice production, movement and drama. Sats., 3–6 p.m. Information, interviews, auditions, tel./fax: Oxford 792965.

Year 2K, why not lose weight, improve fitness, feel better? Personal fitness training and lifestyle management, with Paul Hornsby, one of the UK's most experienced fitness trainers. Having worked as a trainer for 14 years Paul has got what it takes to make you make a difference to the way you look and feel. For more information tel.: Oxford 773021, 07715 5842982 or email: pjh_personaltraining@yahoo.com.

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Services Offered

Software Training: I can offer training and help with many Windows applications (Windows 95, word for Windows, email, etc), one-to-one or in small groups. If you are struggling to get started, or want to get the best possible use from your PC resources, contact me and we can see where I can help with filling in knowledge gaps, suggesting short cuts, and turning software use into an enjoyable and meaningful activity. Janet Caldwell, Oxford Software Training, 23 Squitchey Lane, Oxford. Tel.: Oxford 511566, email: Janet.Caldwell@Virgin.Net.

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.

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, email: info@kristontec.co.uk.

trong>Aromatherapy treatments and workshops by Tisserand graduate in Oxford city. A treatment will enhance your health and help deal with stress. Telephone Sue Colclough on Oxford 244146. Forthcoming workshops include `Aromatherapy for pampering and pleasure' on Sat. 12 Feb., 10 a.m.–12 noon; and `Aromatherapy for relaxation and stress release', Mon. 28 Feb., 6–8 p.m. Please telephone Mill Court Clinical Centre, Oxford 484157, to book a place - £7 per session.

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, email: summertown@020.mbe.uk.com.

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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.

Do you need a nanny? All Counties Nannies, qualified and experienced staff. Full and part-time, permanent and temporary. Newborn, toddlers, school age. Our aim is to provide the best possible care for your family. Tel.: Lynda on 01235 524462, mobile: 0402 068165.

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Situations Vacant

Homework tutor required for 14-year-old boy, preferably with knowledge of Dutch, and ideally also some knowledge of Italian and Latin. City centre. Mon.–Fri., 5–6.30 p.m. except school holidays. Payment £50 p.w. Start immediately. Tel.: Oxford (2)79370 (6–10 p.m.), or email: dgh@operamail.com.

Applications are sought for the post of director of an Oxford based charity established in 1971 which requires expansion. The work may involve writing, public speaking, radio and TV work, and general supervision of research into the causes and effects of family breakdown. The post requires someone who seeks a commitment to a worthwhile and important cause at a moderate salary. Please call Valerie Riches, Family Education Trust, tel.: Oxford 514408 eves. and at weekends.

Computer prgrammist and graphic designer required for Grasmere Publications (advertisements and organisation), to develop two websites–global and intranet. Some literary skills required (in English); some ability in Russian useful. £10 per hour. When applying, state date and place of birth. Email: mcadex@gofornet.co.uk, fax (24 hours): Oxford 516452.

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Houses to Let

North Oxford house available from 28 Mar. 2000 for one year or less. Walk to colleges, train station, and bus station, near Port Meadow, c.h., recently re-decorated, desks, filing cabinets, several large closets, secluded garden, 2 1/2 bathrooms. washing machine, drier, telephone, linen, dishes, 2 bicycles. Suitable for visiting academics. Two bedrooms, £950 p.m.; 3 bedrooms, £1250 p.m (inc. bedsit with separate entrance). Tel.: J. Mackrell (eves.), Oxford 775567, or Canada: A.Gaston, 613 745 1368, fax. 613 745 0299. Email: Tony.Gaston@EC.GC.CA or Gaston@cyberus.ca.

Charming cottage, 12 miles north west of Oxford in a quiet corner of village. Beams, inglenook fireplace, woodburning stove, g.c.h., country antiques, washer/drier, fridge/freezer, bath/shower, small walled garden, garage, double bedroom, spare bedroom/study. Available from mid- April. Tel.: Oxford 284225.

Moreton in Marsh. 27 miles Oxford, 35 minutes by train. Elegant Cotswolds stone town house. Sleeps 5. All mod. cons., garden. Available end Jan. £520 p.c.m. Please tel.: 01608 810549.

Central South Oxford. Completely renovated, attractively furnished 3-storey Victorian terrace house with garden. Ten minute walk from city centre, 5 minute walk from river, 2 minute walk from Hinksey Park. Two double bedrooms, 1 single (with bed plus cot), 2 bathrooms, double reception room with stripped pine floor, large modern kitchen with French windows overlooking garden. Gas c.h., fridge, freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, tumble-drier, 2 TV's. Available 13 Apr.–1 May. £250 p.w. inc. of all utilities except phone calls. Tel.: Oxford (2)78465 (Mon., Wed., Fri.), or email: tanya.tsikas@admin.ox.ac.uk.

Central Oxford, Rewley Park. Newly built 2-bedroom terrace house, within easy walk of the University and city centre. Situated in a quiet cul-de-sac close by train station. Small garden, with patio. Fully carpeted, furnished and equipped to a high standard, allocated parking. Available now either for 6 month minimum at £795 p.c.m. exc. council tax and water rates, or short let at £865 p.c.m. inc. Apply Dr Josephine Reynell, 70 Southmoor Rd., Oxford OX2 6RB. Tel.: Oxford 516615, fax: Oxford 516616, email: macdonaldreynell@netscapeonline.co.uk.

East Oxford. Four bedroom, 2 reception, Victorian house. £1,000 p.c.m. Tel.: Nick on Oxford 725735.

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.

Wheatley village(within easy access of Oxford, on main bus route and close to park and ride). Two double bedrooms, 2 single, 3 receptions, 1 bathroom, 1 shower room. Piano, cellar, south facing garden, c.h., 2 garages. Recently redecorated. £1,000 p.c.m (negotiable). References required. Tel.: 01243 528654.

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, email: info@qbman.co.uk.

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Flats to Let

Fully furnished flat near Oxford in 18th-c. house, centrally located in Woodstock. Two bedrooms, large sitting room, dining room, kitchen, and bathroom. Telephone, c.h., washer/drier etc. Available 16 Apr. 2000. £600 p.c.m. Tel.: 01993 811488.

North Parade, charming, fully furnished 1-bedroom flat in the heart of North Oxford. Available early Jan. £600 p.m. Tel.: Oxford 513816 weekdays.

Murray Court, Banbury Rd, Oxford. Very spacious (200 sq yds.), quiet, first floor flat. Three double bedrooms, 2 bathrooms (1 ensuite). Fully furnished to high standard, gas c.h., garage, garden. Within short walking distance Science Area, University Parks and city centre. Non-smokers only. Available 1 Jan. 2000. £1,250 p.c.m. Tel.: Brooks Property Management, Oxford 728597, fax: 794606.

Central North Oxford, 10 minutes walk from city centre, all main University buildings, and parks, and very close to the river. Available for short/long let. Exceptionally well-furnished, comfortable flats in extremely quiet, civilised, large Victorian house in this exclusive, leafy, residential Victorian suburb, with large, light, airy rooms. First-floor flat available from 11 March, large double bedroom, large drawing room, kitchen, bathroom; ground-floor available from 1 June, 1 double, 1 single bedroom, drawing-room, kitchen, bathroom. Off-street parking and secluded garden. Tel./fax: Oxford 552400.

Butler Close, central Oxford. Two-bedroom, first floor flat. £675 p.m. Apply: Carter Jonas, 269 Banbury Rd., Summertown. Tel.: Oxford 511444.

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Accommodation Offered

Paying guests, visiting academics welcomed for short or long stays in the warm, comfortable home of a semi-retired academic couple in exclusive, quiet, central north Oxford. Within walking distance of all main university buildings, town centre, parks, river, good shops and restaurants. All rooms have colour TV, tea- and coffee-making facilities, microwave and refrigerator/refrigerator availability, c.h. and alternative heating. Breakfast included in the very moderate terms. Tel./fax Oxford 557879.

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.

Littlemore: one single, one double room in quiet, comfortable home - 3 bus services to city centre; c.h.; non-smoking; use of kitchen; bathroom/shower; utility room. £250 and £290 p.c.m.—inc. all bills except telephone. Mon.–Fri. (pro rata) arrangement considered. Tel.: Oxford 717250 (h), 01491 833293 (w).

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Accommodation Sought

We are careful and considerate females searching for a long- term let in East Oxford. A 3–4 bedroom house with at least 1 reception room would be ideal. We are n/s young professionals with no pets, children, or live-in partners. References and deposit available. Please contact Hannah on Oxford 723410, email: kennerh@oup.co.uk, or Becky, email: becky.hitch@lefevre.co.uk.

Visiting MIT academic and family looking for 3 or more bedroom, furnished house to let in the Oxfordshire area during Summer 2000 (period flexible). Contact Dr. Spencer Pitcher, USA, tel.: 617 253 8667, fax: 617 253 0627, email: csp@psfc.mit.edu.

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, email: 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 email 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

Professor, wife and 3 children (girl age 12, boys aged 9, 14) would like to live in Oxford for about 4 weeks between mid-July and mid- August. Would exchange their 4 bedroom house in Boston for residence in Oxford. Central location in residential neighbourhood, 20 mins. from Boston museums and Cambridge (Harvard and MIT). One hour from beaches on Cape Cod, and from lakes, and mountains in New Hampshire. Contact Stephen Pope, tel.: 001 617 552 3892; email: stephen.pope.1@bc.edu.

Academic couple seek accommodation in or near Cambridge Massachusettes from October 2000 for 1 year, and offer in exchange a four hundred year old beamed cottage in rural village, 5 miles from Oxford city centre. Full modernised, 2-bedroom with c.h. and open fireplace. Excellent location for Oxford University and John Radcliffe Hospital. Contact: Dr J. Knight +44 (0) 1865 287671, email: julian@well.ox.ac.uk. n

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Holiday Lets

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 4-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.

France. Beautiful old farmhouse high above the Sorgue valley in the Languedoc/Aveyron hills. Easy drives to the Gorges du Tarn, Millau, Montpellier, Albi. Enormous stone-flagged living area with mezzanine. Magnificent kitchen. Huge beams and fireplace. Five bedrooms (sleeping up to 11), utility room, barn. Orchard garden with hammocks, stunning views, river bathing. Excellent restaurants. Completely unspoilt area. Not available August. £250—£450 per week. Tel.: Oxford 244619.

Self-catering accommodation 5 minutes walk to city centre. We have 4-bedroom self-contained flats to let from July to Sept., fully equipped kitchens for groups or families. Close to shops, restaurants and buses. A 24-hour lodge with CCTV. Pleasant gardens in tranquil surroundings. Use of the adjacent sports ground. Washing machines on site. Free off-road parking. For rates tel./fax Oxford 725364.

Country lovers retreat, children and dogs welcome. Beautiful barn conversion into 2 cottages with panoramic views over secluded valley. Small mixed organic farm with rare breed animals. Owls, herons, buzzards, otters, exclusive fishing on farm as well as salmon fishing on River Taw nearby. Painting and drawing holidays, Tarka trail, RHS Rosemoor, beautiful North Devon coastline not far. For brochure tel.: 01769 520263. Short breaks available.

Luxury accommodation in mid-Wales between Hay on Wye and Builth Wells. Barn conversion completed late 1999. Sleeps 8, full c.h., and fully equipped kitchen. Ideal location for hill walking, trout fishing, birdwatching, and pony trekking. For rates tel.: Oxford 864372, after 6.30 p.m.

French country house, 45 mins SE of Bordeaux. Simple, but well equipped, flexible, accommodation suits 2 to 12, or more. 5km from village with basic shops, weekly market, tennis court. Choice of market towns 15-20 mins. Sea 1 hour away. £500 p.w. July and August. £350 other times. Tel.: 01235 751633.

Italy, Umbria. `Casa Colonica' on its own road in hills 5 miles N.E. of Assisi, in National Park, superb views, wild life, kitchen, dining/sitting room, 2 double bedrooms, large bathroom, car essential; Lombardia, Lake Como, in village house, closely overlooking lake, 25 minutes from Como city. One double bedroom, sitting/dining room, kitchenette, bathroom, open terrace. For either let, £300 p.w., £550 fortnight. Tel.: Oxford 768775.

Tuscany. Family-owned Wine Estate, producing highly recognised wines, olive oil and cheese, offers ancient farmhouse and apartments, accommodating 2 up to 12 plus. Pool, secluded rural setting, half hour central Florence. Tel./fax: (0039) 055 824 9120, email: pgklpoggio@ftbcc.it. `Fattoria Corzano and Paterno'.

Traditional Andalusian house in mountain village. Sleeps 6. Immaculate and newly furnished, spacious with large roof terrace overlooking orange groves and hills. Dishwasher, washing machine. Sea 25 minutes. Granada 20 minutes. Sierra Nevada peaks 40 minutes. Summer and Easter £380 per week, otherwise £260 per week – both incl. linen and cleaner. Tel.: Oxford 515778.

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, email: nglynias@ret.forthnet.gr.

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