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Oxford University Newcomers' Club

Craft Fair at the Oxford University Newcomers' Club, 13 Norham Gardens, Wed., 24 Nov., 10.30—12.00 noon. Unique items made by local craftsmen will be on sale. Have coffee and make new friends.

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Volunteers Wanted

Do you have social phobia? Are you scared of meeting people in public; walking into a room, expecting everyone in the room to look at you; making a telephone call in public; eating, drinking or writing in public; do you hate being the centre of attention or speaking in public, so much that you have panic attacks? If you are having at least one of these problems, are 18 or older and in otherwise good general health, you may be eligible to participate in a free research study evaluating a medication for the treatment of social phobia. Tel.: Lisa on Oxford 516761, e-mail: socialphobiaox@hotmail.com, or write to us at: Oxford Health Management Ltd., FREEPOST (OF 1558), Oxford OX2 6PD.

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Concert

Oxford Chamber Music Society: Quatuor Danel, works by Haydn, Schubert, Beethoven, Holywell Music Room, 21 Nov., at 2.45 p.m. Tickets: £11 (seniors £9), or in advance from the Oxford Playhouse Box Office, £10 (seniors £8), students and juniors £4.50. Tel.: Oxford 798600.

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

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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 a.m. Summertown. All ages (14+) and levels of fitness. Tel.: Cherry Cormack, Oxford 721373.

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Services Offered

Housesitting position desired in Oxford area by married couple for a period of at least 4 months. Female professional, male academic. Have previous housesitting experience. References available. Can take care of pets. Please contact us on Oxford 241954 or e-mail, roberts@maths.ox.ac.uk.

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.

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: 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 world-wide), 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.

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 Millennium celebrations now being taken. For further information tel.: Kimberley on Oxford 721511.

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, e-mail: Janet.Caldwell@Virgin.Net.

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

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

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Situations Vacant

Housekeepers required. Five-day week, 20 hours, 7.30 —11.30 a.m., £4.32 per hour. Uniform provided. Generous holidays. College Pension Scheme. Please apply in writing to: the Personnel Manager, Balliol College, Broad Street, OX1 3BJ.

Experienced waiting staff required: 5-day week, 40 hours, split shifts, £4.39 per hour. Uniform provided. Free meals whilst on duty. Please apply in writing to: the Personnel Manager, Balliol College, Broad Street, OX1 3BJ.

Clerical Assistant Required. 5-day week, 40 hours, 8 a.m.—5 a.m., £12,000 p.a. We are looking for somebody to assist in the running of the busy Clerk of Works office in this traditional Oxford College. You should be able to work on your own initiative, with a firm but flexible manner. Computer literacy is important together with the ability for methodical and accurate record keeping. You must be able to liaise effectively with members of the College's maintenance staff and sub-contractor. Generous holidays, free lunches whilst on duty, College pension scheme. Please apply in writing to: the Personnel Manager, Balliol College, Broad Street, OX1 3BJ.

Chef de partie required. Due to internal promotion we require a Chef de Partieto join an established kitchen brigade, providing seven days' service (3 straight, 2 split shifts) with prestigious banqueting and function work. You should have all-round experience and hold City and Guilds 706 a/2 qualifications, have excellent organisational skills, a flexible approach, and be able to work independently. Uniform provided, generous holidays, College pension scheme. Starting salary £12,481 p.a. Please apply in writing to: the Personnel Manager, Balliol College, Broad Street, OX1 3BJ.

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

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

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Houses to Let

North Oxford . New 4-bedroom town house situated in Summertown. Furnished to a high standard, with conservatory and rear garden, two bathrooms and two parking spaces. Ideal for family or three postgraduate students. Available now at £1250 p.c.m. For mor information contact Gay on Oxford 302305.

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.

Four-bedroom house. two double, 2 single bedrooms. Lounge with parquet floor, large open-plan kitchen/dining area, bathroom with power shower, fridge/freezer, washing machine.Gas c.h. Newly refurbished garden. Good area near amenities. Tel.: 0181 568 5390, or Oxford 751826.

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 en-suite), 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: katie.enock@phru.anglox.nhs.uk.

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.

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: trishaboyd@hotmail.com.

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.

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Flats to Let

Oxford city centre. Fully furnished and equipped one bedroom and studio apartments. Various locations in and around the city, with easy access to all central amenities, facilities, and university. Available now from £600 p.c.m. For further information please contact Julia on Oxford 302344.

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.

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: mdy@bioch.ox.ac.uk.

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

\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 room have c.h., and alternative heating, colour TV, tea- and coffe-making facilities, microwave, refrigerator or refrigerator availability. Breakfast included in the very modrate terms. Tel./fax: Oxford 557879. n

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Accommodation Sought

Visiting academic seeks 2—3 bedroom flat or house (for non-smoking couple with daughters ages 11 and 16), from Jan.—Aug. 2000 (exact dates negotiable). Tel.: (USA) 801-373-2310, or e-mail: randy_shirts@byu.edu.

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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House for Sale

North Cornwall. Attractive beamed cottage, in peaceful rural location. Farmhouse kitchen with blue Aga, 19-ft. sitting room with woodburner, d.g., oil c.h., 3 bedrooms. £139,950. Tel.: 01208 841439 (eves.)

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For Sale

President filing cabinet. Superb condition, 4-drawer, oak, complete with files and virtually new. H 133 cms (52½ ins.), W 48.5 cms (19 ins.), D 64 cms (25 1/2 ins.). £150. Tel.: 01235 831453/fax: 01235 835332.

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: charles.mould@stx.ox.ac.uk.

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