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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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Oxford Chamber Music Society

Vogler String Quartet, 24 Oct., at 2.45 p.m. in the Holywell Music Room. Works by Haydn, Ravel, and Schumann. 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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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.

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Services Offered

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.

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. Tel.: Oxford 511566, e-mail: Janet.Caldwell@Virgin.Net.

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.

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 rates for students available. Tel.: 0207 254 1466, fax: 0207 923 1834.

Translations, proof reading, editing. From English into French or French into English. Professional quality translations by experienced French native speaker (educational, academic, commercial, technical, etc.). Fast and reliable service at competitive rates. Tel.: Christine Arthur, Oxford 842994, fax/modem: 841232, e-mail: richardarthur1@compuserve.com.

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.

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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

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.

St Hugh's College seeks an Admissions Assistant, to help with admissions this term, starting work as soon as possible, and finishing at the end of December. Duties will include xeroxing, drawing up interview timetables, and processing paperwork. The successful candidate will be offered free accommodation, free meals while working, and £100 per week. Anyone interested should apply in the first instance to Mrs Rosslyn Carlisle in the College Office. Tel.: Oxford (2)74910.

Magdalen College, Oxford. Personal Assistant to the Senior Bursar. As a result of the planned retirement of the present incumbent there is a vacancy for an experienced Personal Assistant to run the Senior Bursar's office. The person appointed will be expected to work under his/her own initiative, will be responsible for arrangements for committee meetings, including the initial drafting of some papers, for correspondence, for dealing with many and varied enquiries, and other matters delegated by the Senior Bursar. Organising ability and skill in dealing with people are essential together with good shorthand and typing and/or audio typing. Starting date will be 1 December, subject to negotiation. Salary within the range £15000–£18,667 according to qualifications and experience. Free lunches and car parking are provided. Apply in writing, giving details of qualifications and experience to, the Senior Bursar, Magdalen College, Oxford OX1 4AU. Magdalen College is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

Oxfordshire Artweeks urgently needs someone to administer its Educational Residencies. Also to fund-raise so that we can extend these. Tact and initiative are prime qualifications. One day a week, term time only, flexible hours. Pay negotiable. Send letter of application and CV to Lady Moser, Chair of Trustees, 7, Ethelred Court, Oxford OX3 9DA.

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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.

Furnished bungalow in Old Marston village, available to let from approx. 1 Nov. Close to buses, shop, and schools, easy access to central Oxford, John Radcliffe Hospital, and Oxford Brookes. Large sitting-room, dining-room (with patio), 2 double bedrooms, bathroom/w.c., kitchen. Phone, electric cooker, fridge/freezer, automatic washing machine and tumble dryer, electric storage heating. Secluded walled garden, greenhouse, and off-street parking. Ideal for couple, small family, or two people sharing. £650 p.c.m. plus all bills. Tel.: Dr R.T. Harley, 01703 592100, e-mail: rth@phys.soton.ac.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. -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.

Garden cottage, situated in North Oxford near the Dragon School and Wolfson College. One double-bedroom, sitting-room and kitchen. Fully furnished, c.h., bathroom etc. £550 p.c.m. Tel.: Oxford 554384.

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, Oxford 721215, e-mail: betsy@tasis.demon.co.uk.

Jericho/north Oxford, charming, easy to maintain, furnished house for rent. Walking distance to college, 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 December for one 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.

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Flats to Let

Spacious, fully furnished flat for rent, 23 Cunliffe Close, corner of Banbury Road and Marston Ferry Road. Two double bedrooms, living room, kitchen, bathroom, and separate W.C. Gas c.h., newly decorated throughout, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, security entrance, car parking space. Available now, long let. £725 p.m, excl. water, electricity, gas, and telephone. Deposit, 1 month's rent. Tel.: Oxford 300682.

Pleasant studio flat in Summertown, own bathroom, independent entrance from garden, c.h., own telephone line, and use of washing-machine. £375 p.c.m. inc.all service bills. Suitable for non- smoking professional person, preferably female. Available from 1 Dec., for long let. Tel.: Professor G.A. Dover, Oxford 554300 (Wed.–Sun.), 0116 2523983 (Mon.–Wed.).

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.

Charming, furnished flat, in converted barn, Islip, to let. Suit professional couple. Two bedrooms, study, kitchen/dining, crockery, bedlinen provided if needed. Tel.: Oxford 376094 between 6—8 p.m. n

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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.

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.

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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.

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.

Paris studio: charming courtyard studio apartment, period building, in the fashionable and very central Marais (Rue St Paul). Quiet, light, well-equipped and attractively furnished. £30 per night or £175 per week for members of the University. Available from 1 Nov. throughout the year. Tel.: Oxford 248532.

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.

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Flat for Sale

Retirement flat for sale. Two-bedroom ground floor on small development Boars Hill. Entrance hall, lounge/diner, kitchen, bathroom, master bedroom, second bedroom, two good size built-in wardrobes/storecupboards. Communal grounds, private parking, laundry, resident manager. This apartment is particularly suitable for those needing extra care, as meals, cleaning, attendance care, transport to shops provided at extra cost. Tel.: Oxford 736009.

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