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Anyone for Scrabble?

Oxford academic seeks practice in playing scrabble, twice monthly, evenings or more. Anyone wishing to play? Tel.: Oxford (2)70668, or 557932 (eves.).

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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 dramas, Sats. 3–6 p.m. Information, interviews, auditions, tel./fax: Oxford 792965.

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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., 9–6, Sat., 9–12.30. Tel.: Oxford 277216, e-mail:, for a copy of our new catalogue.

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Tuition Offered

Get Fit to Ski! Pre- and post-Christmas 6 week courses (starting 13 Nov., and 8 Jan.), Sats., 9.15–10.15 Summertown. All ages (14+) and levels of fitness. Tel.: Cherry Cormack, Oxford 721373.

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Services Offered

Experienced typist working from home available for assignments: audio typing, articles, reports, manuscripts, theses. Computer literate (own computer), knowledge of medical and scientific terminology. For further information tel.: Nita on Oxford 721544.

Long-established Oxford builder (25 years). Property maintenance, renovations, extensions. Every aspect of the building trade covered. Free estimates. Academic references available. Tel.: Richard Edwards on Oxford 343562.

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:

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:

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

A mother of school-age children, history graduate, and experienced schoolteacher, with basic proofreading qualification and experience, is available for proofreading books, articles, and dissertations.Rate: £8 per hour, negotiable. Tel.: Sara Jones on Oxford 512703, fax: 512699, e-mail:

First class experienced nannies available for part-time, full- time, permanent or temporary positions, as well as a service for evening child care. All nannies have been thoroughly checked, personally interviewed, and all references taken up. Bookings for the Millenium celebrations now being taken. For further information tel.: Kimberley on Oxford 721511.

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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.

Domestic help needed, North Oxford. Tel.: Oxford 558787.

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Situations Vacant

Student help wanted. Alumni Office seeks student or researcher for interesting part-time work, answering enquiries from Oxford graduates worldwide. Must be proficient E-mail/Web/WP. Rate of pay by negotiation. Please contact: Alumni Administrator, Ms Emma Neufeld, tel.: Oxford 278128, fax: 288086,

IT Assistant wanted. Main requirements: knowledge of Win95, WinNT, Office97, hardware repairs and ethernet connections. Two hours per day, Mon.,—Fri., £7 per hour. Please contact Anne Wilson, tel.: Oxford (2) 76891, e-mail:

General office workers needed, North Oxford. Tel.: Oxford 558787.

Meticulous and numerate persons needed, North Oxford. Tel.: Oxford 558787.

Selwyn College, Cambridge, seeks Alumni Officer. Reporting to the Development Director in planning and launching a programme of fundraising and alumni relations activities, working closely with the Selwyn Association. Applicants should have experience in a university or college development office. Salary £18000—£20000, depending on experience. Further particulars can be found at, by e-mail to, or in writing to Tariq Sadiq, Development Director, Selwyn College, Cambridge CB3 9DQ. (Please enclose an A4 SAE). Applicants should send a detailed CV and a covering letter to the Development Director by 16 Nov.

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Houses to Let

Furnished, gas c.h. coach house, well set back from road, in Old Marston village, available now; near A40, hospitals, buses; off-street parking; no pets or smokers; 2 bedrooms, living room, kitchen with fridge-freezer, telephone, washing machine. 650 p.m. exc. services and council tax. Tel.: Oxford 244130.

North Oxford , within ring road. Beautiful, unusual, open plan, fully furnished modern house. Very quiet, with stunning views to open countryside. Off-street parking, and small patio garden. Near convenient bus route. Suit visiting academic or professional couple. Regret, no children, pets, or smokers. Available for one year or more. £895 p.m. Tenant pays council tax, water rates, gas, electricity and phone bills. Tel.: Oxford 515085, e-mail:

Moreton-in-Marsh: Cotswolds home, with garden, 27 miles from Oxford, 35 mins. by train. Sleeps 5, all mod cons. Beautifully decorated. Available Jan.,2000. £520 p.c.m. exc. all bills and council tax. Tel.: 01203 524647, fax: 01203 528173.

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:, Internet:

Charming Osney Island house, double and single bedrooms, antique furniture, near river and Oxford railway station, available for long or short lets from £795 p.c.m. depending on length of tenancy. Tel.: Betsy Newell on Oxford 721215, e-mail:

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: 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:

Jericho(North Oxford ): charming, easy to maintain, furnished house for rent. Walking distance to colleges, train station, and bus station; near Port meadow; c.h.; recently redecorated; desks, filing cabinets, several large closets, secluded garden, 21/2 bathrooms, washing-machine, drier, telephone, linen, dishes, 2 bicycles; quiet; suitable for visiting academics. Two bedrooms £950 p.m.; three bedrooms £1,250 p.m. (inc. bedsit with separate kitchen and entrance). Available 31 Dec., for 1 year or less. Tel.: Oxford 775567 (J mackrell, evenings); or contact A. Gaston (Canada), tel.: 613 745 1368, fax: 613 745 0299, e-mail:

Marston, unfurnished, modern 2-bedroom, semi-detached house with garage, and garden. Located in a quiet cul-de-sac in the popular Wadham Park development. Highly convenient—5 minutes' cycle to city centre and JRII. Available from late Nov., for one year or more. £640 p.c.m.,exc. Tel.: Oxford 272507 (day), e-mail:

Wolvercote, North Oxford, attractive 1930s 3-bedroom, furnished, semi-detached house with garden, to let for 6 months from end- Jan.2000. House comes with 2 friendly cats. Pleasant village atmosphere with good local shops and schools, near Port Meadow and Summertown. On excellent bus route, and easy 20 min. bike ride to city centre. £500 p.c.m. plus bills. Would suit professional, non-smoking, cat-lovers, or visiting academic family. Tel.: 01232 401402, e-mail:

Temple Cowley, Oxford. This newly built, fully carpeted, unfurnished, town house with conservatory, is available for yearly rental from early Jan. 2000 for non-smokers only. Integral garage, and parking space for one other car. Excellent bus service (1 min. walk) to city, and rail station (approx. 15 mins.). Generously proportioned sitting-room, 3 double bedrooms, 2 bathrooms (1 ensuite), separate cloakroom/WC, large fitted kitchen with washer/dryer, built-in oven and hob, with French doors leading to a dining- room/conservatory. £950 p.c.m. For more information please contact Katie Enock on Oxford 747667 (eve), 0976 247353 (day), or e-mail:

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Flats to Let

Unique character first floor flat in St Clements area of Oxford, high quality modern conversion, bright sunny and spacious, very short walk to city centre, colleges, parks and river; 2 bedrooms, bathroom, utility/store room, wired for cable TV, fully equipped fitted kitchen, large sitting/dining room with coal-effect fireplace; fully furnished inc. washing machine, refrigerator, microwave; g.c.h., residents' parking, secure bike space, courtyard, quiet outlook; suit visiting academic/postgraduate, professional. Available immediately. £800 p.c.m. Tel.: 01600 860638.

North Oxford . Excellent 2-bedroom flat, on two floors, to let from November. Well furnished, lots of character, ideally situated for colleges. £895 p.c.m. Tel.: Christine Cox, Oxford 310000 for further information.

One-bedroom flat in delightful old Manor house, 1 mile from Oxford, beside Shotover Hill. No smokers. £95 p.w. Tel.: 0468 362199, or Oxford 874895 (eves.)

Central North Oxford, four minutes' walk from University Parks, and easy walking to University Science Area, libraries, and city centre. Charming and spacious garden flat, in quiet residential street, including sitting room, double bedroom, kitchen with washing machine, bathroom with bath and shower, plentiful storage space. Gas c.h. Suit single person or couple. No smokers. Available from Dec., £725 p.c.m. Tel.: Oxford 512138, e-mail:

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 flat in extremely quiet, civilised, large Victorian house in this exclusive, leafy, residential Victorian suburb, with large, light, airy rooms. Ground-floor (available now): 1 double, 1 single bedroom, drawing-room, kitchen, bathroom. Off-street parking, large secluded garden. Tel./fax: Oxford 552400.

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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.

Paying guests, visiting academics, welcomed for long or short stays in the comfortable home of a semi-retired academic couple in exclusive, leafy, quiet North Oxford, within walking distance of all main university buildings, town centre, theatres and cinemas, and only a stone's throw from parks, river, shops, and restaurants. All rooms have c.h., and alternative heating, colour TV, tea- and coffee-making facilities, microwave, refrigerator or refrigerator availability. Breakfast included in the very moderate terms. Tel./fax: Oxford 557879.

Private bedroom and sitting-room available to mature woman willing to provide caring presence, and occasional assistance to elderly, independent, widow in her central Oxford home. Parking available. Tel.: Oxford 558537.

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Accommodation Sought

Couple seeks reasonably priced accommodation to rent in Oxford from Jan., 2000 (Dec., also possible). She is a full-time permanent lecturer at Oxford Brookes, he is a writer and language instructor at Oxford University. One-bedroom flat or house-sitting ideal—house-sharing possible. Tel.: Oxford 512986.

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:, Internet:

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: Alternatively, we would invite you to visit our Web site at: and see how we could be marketing your property.

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Accommodation Sought to Rent or Exchange

Wanted to Purchase.Light and cheerful property, in village close to Oxford, preferably on bus route, and with village shop: at least, large sitting-room/music room, kitchen/dining room, large study/bedroom, second bedroom (double), bathroom, garage, garden. Tel.: Oxford 249537.

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Accommodation Offered to Rent or Exchange

Grandpont: bed-sitting room with separate kitchen and bathroom. Virtually independent in owner's home. Approx. 10 minutes' walk from City centre. Available for remainder of academic year. Suit non-smoking graduate or similar. £200 p.c.m. plus gas, and electricity. Tel.: Oxford 241845.

Full-time student (post graduate female preferred) for room in shared house, Jericho, excellent location. £269 p.c.m., plus bills. Lease from now until July 2000. Tel.: Grace or Angela on Oxford 558129, or 07771 951901 (mobile).

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Holiday Lets

Cornwall, West Penwith Moors—studio. Sleeps 2/4; c.h.; 2 miles Zennor/St Ives, 4 miles Penzance; peaceful, light, comfortable, garden; hillside setting; 2 miles to sea. Enjoy walking; birdwatching; fishing; galleries; St Ives Tate. Oct.–Apr., short/long lets, weekend breaks. Christmas/millennium available. Tel: 01736 794304, e-mail:

Mainland Spain, Costa del Sol, Andalusia style English Riviera maisonette, £75 p.w.; double salon, grand terrace, kitchen, bathroom; well equipped, view over sea, large swimming-pool by step of maisonette, residential shops and laundry all week. 15 km Marbella, 80 km Gibraltar. Tel.: Oxford 511657.

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:, or write to Le Bourg Tremeur 22250, Brittany, France.

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For Sale

Kawai KG-2D grand piano, 5ft 10ins long, mahogany case. A musician's instrument, played, tuned, and serviced regularly, and in overall superb condition. £6,500. Tel.: 01844 208234, e-mail: n

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