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Ashmolean Museum

`The Art of Drawing in the Early Renaissance', Ashmolean Museum Sir David Piper New Lecture given by Dr Jon Whiteley, Tues. 4 Jan., 11 a.m., Headley Lecture Theatre. We are also offering special opening hours over Christmas for the hugely popular exhibition, `Scenes of Everyday Life: Dutch Genre Painting'. These are : Mon. 27–Tues. 28 Dec., Sun. 2–Mon. 3 Jan., 2–5 p.m. The museum remains closed on 24–26 Dec., and 31 Dec.–1 Jan.

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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 from £265–£800 p.c.m. Contact Michelle Didcock or Alex Whitehouse for further details. Tel.: Oxford (2)70400, e-mail:

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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 12noon–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 Nov.and 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:

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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. 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

GCSE and A level Easter revision courses. Highly successful courses which build confidence and exam skills and which can make a significant difference to students' grades. Tel.: d'Overbroeck's College, Oxford 310000.

Jazz/World Music course for musicians aged 10–14 of all levels of experience. Feb. half-term. Contact Sami Cohen at d'Overbroeck's College. Tel.: Oxford 310000.

Pilates is the buzzword in fitness today—yet it has already been delivering results for well over 80 years, during which time its devotees have included leading figures from the worlds of film, dance and professional sport. Pilates is a very safe, effective form of exercise, which works by strengthening the core postural muscles of the body, re-balancing and bringing it back into correct alignment, resulting in a longer, leaner body. The exercises are performed in a slow, controlled way, bringing long- term results. It is also a great way of relieving unwanted stress and tension. There is a massive demand for Pilates throughout the country and, as a result, there is a shortage of qualified instructors. Valerie Downing is a member of the Body Control Pilates Association, Europe's largest Pilates professional body and is now teaching the method at various locations throughout the county. Class numbers are limited to an absolute maximum of twelve so that a high level of personal tuition and supervision can be given. Beginners classes are suitable for first time exercisers. Tel.: Oxford 730429 for further information.

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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:, e-mail: (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: 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:

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.

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

Part-time nanny required, starting Feb. 2000 to take care of 2 children (18-mth and 1-mth old babies), in Jericho area (Waterside). References needed. Salary to be discussed between the two parties. Please contact Patricia Sunalp on Oxford 316526 (tel./fax).

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 director 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.

(Junior) Research Assistant/Secretary, wanted on a freelance part-time basis, to assist in a project on African ecology and primatology. Est. 5-15 hrs p.w., 50+ also welcome. Contact Dr. A. Kortlandt, 88 Woodstock Rd., OX2 7ND. Tel.: Oxford 515602.

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Houses to Let

Jericho. Two bedrooms, gas c.h., washing machine etc. Excellent family home. Non-smokers. Available early Jan. for 6 months. £700 p.c.m. Tel.: Ru or Terry on Oxford 559581.

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:

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:

North Oxford house available from 28 Mar. 2000 for one year or less. Walk to colleges, train station, and bus station, near Port Meadow, c.h., recently re-decorated, desks, filing cabinets, several large closets, secluded garden, 2 1/2 bathrooms. washing machine, drier, telephone, linen, dishes, 2 bicycles. Suitable for visiting academics. Two bedrooms, £950 p.m.; 3 bedrooms, £1250 p.m (inc. bedsit with separate entrance). Tel.: J. Mackrell (eves.), Oxford 775567, or Canada: A.Gaston, 613 745 1368, fax. 613 745 0299. E-mail: Tony.Gaston@EC.GC.CA or n

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Flats to Let

Attractive flat to let. 5 miles west of Oxford. A car is important. Parking outside the door. flat consists of sitting room, bedroom (double bed), bathroom, kitchen - all electric. Heating is night storage and calor gas. Environment is quiet and private. suitable for single occupation or professional partners. Rent £95 p.w. Non-smokers only please. Tel.: Oxford 735203.

Light 1-bedroom flat, first floor. Oxford ring road above Summertown. Convenient centre and hospitals, 24-hr. bus route. Off-street parking. Fully furnished, washing machine, gas c.h. Available early 2000. £520 p.c.m., plus bills. Tel./fax, Oxford 554285.

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.

Central Headington. Available end Jan. Beautifully converted, spacious 2-bedroom flat, tastefully furnished, fully-fitted kitchen with washing machine, large sitting-room, bathroom with bath and separate pumped shower, gas c.h., d.g., off-street parking. Close to hospitals. Professionals and academics only. £675 p.c.m. Tel.: Oxford 768504 (eves.) North Parade. Charming, fully furnished 1-bedroom flat in the heart of Oxford. Available early Jan. £600 p.m. Tel.: Oxford 513816 weekdays.

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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:, 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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Holiday Lets

Lovely Greek house on the beautiful island of Skopelos. Comfortably sleeps 4, but will sleep 6. Two bathrooms, well-equipped kitchen, air conditioning. Covered roof patio overlooks the harbour which is 2 minutes' away. Available for late June, July and Aug. Tel.: 01952 510724 or e-mail:

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:, or tel.: 01608 811 411.

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.

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:

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:

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

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

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