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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 Oxford 272961.

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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

Piano tuition, experienced teacher. Adults and children. All grades. Beginners welcome. Contact Miss P. Read B.A. (Hons.) LRAM. Jericho. Tel.: Oxford 510904.

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.

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.

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, 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.

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.

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.

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Situations Vacant

St Giles' Church, Oxford. Applications are sought for the post of organist and choir master in this city centre church. Two sunday services, plus Friday evening choir practice. Fine 3-manual organ. Post to be filled early in the new year. Further details from the Vicar, The Rev'd Andrew Bunch, The Vicarage, Church Walk, Oxford, OX2 6LY. Tel.: Oxford 510460.

Graduate Program. Graduates in any discipline to join as Trainee Headhunters. Full training provided. Our policy is to progress Researchers through to Consultancy positions within 12–16 mths. Based London. Excellent remuneration. Contact: Tim Williams at Astbury Marsden, e- mail: tim.williams@astburymarsden.co.uk, tel.: 0207 551 0600.

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University accommodation to rent

Available for visiting academics and new employees. Centrally located properties, furnished to a high standard. Available immediately. Rents £265--£800 p.c.m. Contact Michelle Didcock or Alex Whitehouse for further details. Tel.: Oxford (2)70400, e-mail:Estates.Office@admin.ox.ac.uk.

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Houses to Let

Summer Rental, Woodstock, near Blenheim Palace. Three- bedroom furnished house, lounge, dining room, kitchen, bathroom. Quiet cul- de-sac location, parking and small private garden. Available 1 July–31 Aug. £625 p.c.m. Regret no children. Tel.: 01993 811126, fax: 01993 812422.

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.: Oxford 559911, or 01736 331831.

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.

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

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.

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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.

Newly appointed lecturer and family, seeking temporary accommodation from Jan. 2000. Two-bedroom apartment, convenient location, furnished or unfurnished. Up to £650 p.c.m. E-mail: pgf@astro.ox.ac.uk, tel.: 00 41 22 321 6254 or 00 41 22 702 6381, fax: 00 41 22 702 6870 (c/o Dr Ferreira).

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

Pediatrician and family (4), visiting Oxford from mid-Jun. to end July 2000, seeks home exchange for our 4-bedroom, 3.5 bath, suburban home in the beautiful Pacific Northwest U.S., close to mountains and ocean, for 3 or 6 week period. Contact, Jeff Liebo MD, 19950 Roan Circle, Portland, Oregon, USA, 97068, e-mail: jeffrey.liebo@kp.org.

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

Large room in spacious, tastefully decorated flat in North Oxford (off Woodstock Road), available now/Jan. Female professional required to share with one other. All amenities. £350 p.m. inc. council tax but exc. water rates or other bills. Tel.: Bronagh on Oxford 556522 (eves.) or e-mail: bronagh.heath@pharmacology.oxford.ac.uk. n

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Holiday Lets

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

Gigantic, 4-bedroom farmhouse in mid-Devon for short and long breaks. Antique furniture, log fires, peaceful location, 30 minutes' Dartmoor and Exeter. Riding, walking, fishing, cosy pubs. £30 per night (£35 high season). E-mail: jude.douglass@dial.pipex.com, or tel.: 01608 811 411.

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.

Accommodation available Sydney, Apr.–Dec. 2000. Three bedroom modern townhouse, furnished/equipped, secure complex. Two bathrooms, laundry, courtyard/pergola, gas barbecue. Walk local shops, 10 minutes' bus CBD, close harbourside parks/beaches. AS550 p.w. Fax 61-2-9351- 2434, e-mail: Simon.Petch@english.usyd.edu.au.

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For Sale

Citroen Light 15 (Traction Avant). Slough built 1951 RHD, small bott saloon. Black with red interior, and wood dash. Stylish and fun vehicle with good availability of parts and service in Oxford. £6,500 o.n.o. E-mail: hughforsyth@yahoo.com, or tel.: Oxford 284274, to view.

Lesley Reeves, handcrafted gold and silver jewellery, and tiaras, millennium hallmark. Baroque freshwater pearls. Interesting commissions welcome. Now at Luscious Interiors, 102 Walton St. (opp. Le Petit Blanc). Tel.: 0973 939683

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