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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: sales@bodley.ox.ac.uk., for a copy of our new catalogue.

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D'Overbroeck's College Oxford

Open Morning. Sat., 16 Oct. 10 a.m.–12.30 p.m. All welcome. Co-educational college for students from age 13 to 19. ISIS member. Generous academic scholarships available. 1 Park Town, Oxford OX2 6SN. Tel.: Oxford 310000.

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Special guest lecture

`Why an Arab will never win the Booker Prize'. Novelist Tony Hanania will read extracts from his work and discuss Edward Said, Adhaf Soueif, and this year's Booker Prize on Thurs. 28 Oct. at 8 p.m. in the Noel Salter Room, New College.

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Recreating the Oxford English Dictionary for the Twenty-first Century

John Simpson, Chief Editor of the Oxford English Dictionary, and other members of the OED team, will give a talk, and a demonstration of the forthcoming online edition, at Oxford University Press on 12 Oct., 5.15–6.15 p.m. Free admittance. Tel.: Oxford 267229 (Susanna Lob) to register, e-mail: lobs@oup.co.uk.

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Lecture tour

Sex, Gender and Sexuality: 21st century transformations, a lecture tour by Dr Tracie O'Keefe, clinical hypnotherapist, psychotherapist, counsellor and trainer and author of Trans-X-U-All:the naked difference. Mon., 25 Oct., Lecture Theatre 1, the Academic Centre, John Radcliffe Hospital, at 7.00 p.m. Tickets £5 on the door, £3 students and unemployed. To book in advance send a cheque for £5 made payable to AARHP, 1B Portman Mansions, Chiltern St., London W1M 1PX. For further details, tel.: 0207 935 7920, fax 0207 486 5998, e-mail: katfox@easynet.co.uk.

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Oxford Art Society

103rd Open Exhibition: Electric Showroom Gallery, 33 West St Helen Street, Abingdon. Sat., 2–Sat., 16 Oct., daily 10 a.m.–5 p.m.

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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.

Piano tuition: adults and children. All grades. Beginners welcome. Experienced teacher. Miss P. Read, BA (Hons.), LRAM. Jericho. Tel.: Oxford 510904.

Singing lessons. Highly experienced singing teacher has a few vacancies for new students. All levels from beginners to advanced. Coaching to diploma level, and music college entry as well as singing for fun! Tel.: Mary Moore, Oxford 455516.

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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. 2000. In recent years, a number of local and spin-out companies have been helped in this way. Contact Dr Peter Johnson, Exeter College, for more information. Tel.:Oxford (2)79625, e-mail: peter.johnson@exeter.ox.ac.uk.

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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.

Childminder wanted. We would like a childminder who is fluent in Italian to mind our 7-year-old child on Thurs., evenings from 4.45–7.45 p.m. Beginning 1 Oct., and other times as needed. Tel.: Oxford 515229.

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Situations Vacant

Oxford bioresearch seeks recent postdoctoral Protein Chemist to participate in on- going research related to haemostasis, fibrinolysis, and biocompatibility of foreign surfaces. Much of the work is conducted in Kiev, Ukraine. The candidate must be fluent in English, Russian, and Ukrainian languages. For further information contact: Dr Stewart Cederholm-Williams, Managing Director Oxford Bioresearch, the Magdalen Centre, Oxford Science Park, Oxford OX4 4GA. Tel.:Oxford 784441, Fax: 784443, E-mail SAW@OXBIORES.COM, www.OXBIORES.COM. Salary £16,000- £25,000. Applications accepted until 31 Oct.

Prince of Wales International Centre for Research on Schizophrenia and Depression, Department of Psychiatry: applications are invited for 3-year Callahan fellowship to work on molecular approaches to human cerebral growth and development with reference to anomalies in relation to psychiatric disease. Salary £18,915–£26,348 p.a. An interest in the genetics of growth factors, asymmetry determinants, epigenetic control, and recent genomic change (e.g. in relation to the X and Y chromosomes) may be relevant. The appointee will work in a group addressing the problems of genetics of major psychiatric illness. Applications inc. a full c.v. and the names and addresses of at least 2 referees should be sent as soon as possible to Professor T.J. Crow, POWIC, Department of Psychiatry, Warneford Hospital, Oxford OX3 7JX. Tel.: Oxford 226474, e-mail: tim.crow@psychiatry.ox.ac.uk.

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Houses to Let

Immaculate, newly renovated, peaceful, pretty, listed old Cotswold farm cottage in area of outstanding natural beauty near Witney, for long-term let. Suit couple (no smokers, children, pets, please). Garage, shed, tennis, views, walks. Tel.: 01993 822152.

Beautiful, unusual, open plan, fully furnished modern house; very quiet, with stunning views to open countryside yet well within the ring-road in North Oxford and near convenient bus route. Off-street parking and small patio garden. Suit visiting academic or professional couple. Regret no children, pets, or smokers. £895 p.m. exc. council tax and water rates. Available from Nov. Tel.: Oxford 515085, e- mail: trishaboyd@hotmail.com.

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.

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, 2½ 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: Gaston@cyberus.ca.

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.

Available Sept., 1999 (12 months lease preferred), 3/4 bedroom, furnished house, in Old Marston. Excellent access, bus/cycle routes to centre. Garden front and rear. £820 p.c.m. Tel.: 01527 579463.

Fully furnished house in East Oxford. 2 double bedrooms, 1 study. Light and spacious Victorian house, recently modernised, gas c.h. and all mod cons. New bathroom and shower. Many original features: original wooden floorboards, sash windows, old fireplace. All rooms are stylishly decorated with a mix of contemporary and antique furniture (genuine Victorian bed in master bedroom). Landscaped front and rear gardens. Close to shops and buses (5 mins. to city centre). Available late Oct. £775 p.c.m. Tel.: Oxford 554407 (eves.), 484141 (o).

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Flats to Let

Two-bedroom flat, North Oxford, 1 mile St Giles'. Delightful second-floor flat with off-road parking. Fully furnished and well equipped (dishwasher, washer/dryer, DSIN etc.). Suitable non-smoking professionals/academics. (Sorry, no small children or pets.), £850 p.c.m exc. gas, electricity, and telephone. Tel.: Oxford 552114 or 515323 (answering machine).

Spacious one-bedroom apartment, on top floor of beautiful 17th-c., house in scenic village, located 12 mins.' by train from Oxford. Available early Oct.,. Rent negotiable. Tel.: Oxford 373794 for more information.

Attractive flat to let 5 miles to the west of Oxford. Sitting-room, double bedroom, walk in cupboard leading out of bedroom, kitchen, bathroom. All electric, with calor gas, and night- storage heating. Parking for 2 cars outside door. Private garden. Car essential. £100 p.w. Tel.: Oxford 735203.

Two-bedroom apartment, central Oxford. Two double bedrooms with bathrooms. Fully-fitted kitchen. Unfurnished/furnished to suit. £800 p.c.m. Contact: Elizabeth Ballard, Tyeswood, Stanville Road, Oxford OX2 9JF. Tel.: Oxford 863043, e-mail: Tizzie@tyeswood.demon.co.uk.

Idyllic lodge-house. Studio style, separate bathroom and kitchenette. Fully furnished. Superb views over unspoilt countryside. Only 5 miles from Oxford. Not on bus route. £350 p.c.m. Tel.: Oxford 351418.

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.

Academic Delight. Very quiet two-bedroom ground floor apartment in Victorian conversion. Situated on the Banbury Road this apartment is in an excellent location for access to university departments and the city centre. For more information please contact Finders Keepers at 226 Banbury Road, Summertown, Oxford, OX2 7BY. Tel.: Oxford 311011, e-mail: oxford@finders.co.uk.

Jericho. A choice of studio/one-bedroom apartments in Jericho, situated close to the city centre and Walton St. Newly refurbished and redecorated, these apartments are now available. For more information please contact Julia or Gay at Finders Keepers, 226 Banbury Road, Summertown, Oxford, OX2 7BY. Tel.: Oxford 311011, e-mail:oxford@finders.co.uk.

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Accommodation Offered

Paying guests, visiting academics, welcomed for short or long 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.

Summertown, 300 yards from shops. Large, furnished bed-sitting room with fitted carpet, kitchenette (fridge), bathroom, all in one self-contained area on second floor of family house. C.h., telephone. Rent inc. all bills, exc tel., and small charge for hot-water heater. Highly reduced rent for one quiet, non-smoking, long- term tenant (over one year). Yearly contract and references required. Not suitable for couple or sharing. Write in the first instance to Dr S.L. Altmann, Brasenose College, Oxford, OX1 4AJ, or e- mail: simon.altmann@bnc.ox.ac.uk.

Attractive double room in very modern, comfortable 2-bedroom house. Gas c.h., d.g., washing machine and dryer. Small garden. Pleasant East Oxford location. Suit professional. Non-smokers please. £345 p.c.m. Tel.: Dave, Oxford 724189.

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Accommodation Sought

House or flat sought by retired academic couple in Oxford, preferably North or central location, for Jan. and Feb. 2000. Home sitting or renting. Min. 1 bedroom. Tel. (Canada): 416 588 3388, e-mail: jean.walker@utoronto.ca.

Accommodation needed for couple, Oct.–Nov. Tel.: Natasha, Oxford 201851.

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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Holiday Lets

Canada, Vancouver Island: country cottage close to Victoria—ranked ninth city-destination world-wide; private, peaceful, tastefully decorated; 3 bedrooms; fully equipped—dish-washer, etc.; beautiful scenery, near beach. Winter £225 p.w., spring £340 p.w. Tel.: 1 250 743 5445, fax: 1 250 743 8381, http://www.cvnet.net/kmldoc.

Lovely Paris flat, fully furnished, elegantly outfitted; one bedroom (sleeps 2); spacious living-/dining-room; kitchen; 17th arrondissement (metro: Courcelles). Priced to length of stay: one week £550, one month £950, two or more months £720. Excellent references required. Tel.: Oxford 510757.

Bed and breakfast in spacious, stone-built former farmhouse, dating from 1735, in rural location 1 mile north of Hadrian's Wall, offering comfortable en-suite rooms. 1 double, 1 twin, sitting-room, garden, pets by arrangement. Non-smokers only. £25 per person/night, reduction for more than 3 nights, and for under 16. Jenny and Struan Wilson, Matfen High House, Matfen, Northumberland NE20 0RG. Tel./fax 01661 886592, e-mail: struan@struan.enterprise- plc.com.

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; bird-watching; fishing; galleries; St Ives Tate. Oct.–Apr., short/long lets, weekend breaks. Christmas/millennium available. Tel: 01736 794304, e-mail: beagletodn@aol.com.

Winter let, SW France: attractive, fully-equipped farmhouse in the beautiful, peaceful Lot countryside; in the hamlet of Lavabre and close to historic villages, Figeac, Rodez, Cahors, etc.; 4 double rooms, 2 bathrooms, sitting-room and dining-room with open fires, kitchen, tennis court, and swimming pool; skiiing within 1 hour. Available end Sept.–Mar. £200 p.c.m. Tel.: 01483 202200.

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House for Sale

Maison isolée (à La Bastide de Bousignac, 5 km de Mirepoix, France). Séjour-salon avec cheminée et mézzanine; 5 chambres, 3 salles de bains, 3 w.c.; cuisine aménagée; garage pour 2 voitures and dépendances. Terrain de 1,300m2. Piscine desjoyaux de 50m2, terrasse. Portail electrique, alarme, chauffage electrique. Prix: 2,100,000 Frs. Contacter: M. et Mme Baylle. Tel./fax: 05 61 68 17 78. n

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