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Art exhibition

Spiritual Journey. Works of art by Ron Waddams, Chapel, Lady Margaret Hall, Norham Gardens, Oxford. Open to the public 12.30–4 p.m. Fri., 29 Oct.,–Sat., 6 Nov. Admission free.

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SOS

Anyone travelling by car to, or via Florence. Could you please give a lift to a box (or two?) of china, plus one or two pots and pans, for my grand-daughter, setting up in her own flat, and completing her studies? Remuneration by arrangement with Beatrix Walsh, 352 Banbury Rd., Oxford OX2 7PP. Tel.: Oxford 559328.

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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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OXACTS

OXACTS. Oxford Tutorial School of Acting for Children (7–14 years). The Jericho St Barnabas Community Centre, 33a Canal Street, Oxford OX2 6BQ. Classes in voice production, movement and drama, Saturdays 3–6 p.m. Information, interviews, auditions, tel./fax: Oxford 792965.

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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.

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Services Offered

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.

A mother of school-age children, history graduate, and experienced schoolteacher, with basic proofreading qualification and experience, is available for proofreading 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

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

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

Lower Windrush Choral Society is looking for an Assistant Musical Director to take up post from Nov., 1999. Initially the job would be to rehearse the Society in preparation for two performances of Bach's St Matthew Passion in April 2000, in conjunction with the Medici Choir, based in London. The Society is based in Stanton Harcourt and rehearses on Monday evenings from 8–10 p.m. Further details available from Lynda Blair. Tel.: Oxford 300498.

Senior Librarian. Experience of library work and strong IT skills are essential. Experience in education and management would be advantageous. 35 hours per week, incl. some evenings and weekends. Starting salary within the range of £18,000–£22,500 to be linked to an established scale. Contributory pension and other benefits. For further details please contact Maria Andrews, Office manager, St Clare's, Oxford, 139 Banbury Rd., Oxford OX2 7AL. Tel.: Oxford 552031, fax: Oxford 310002. Closing date for applications, Monday, 8 Nov.

Required as soon as possible, well qualified teachers of Latvian and Korean to prepare students for the International Baccalaureate. Applicants should be native speakers who are able to teach literature to students in their mother tongue. Half—two hours per week per course. For full details please contact Mrs C.A. Gospel, Head of Languages, as soon as possible. Tel.: Oxford 552031, fax: 310002, e-mail: languages@stclares.ac.uk.

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Houses to Let

Lower Heyford, 16th c.,two-bedroom, furnished cottage. Gas c.h., garden, parking, near railway station (Oxford 15 mins.). £525 p.c.m exclusive. Tel.: Oxford 515091, e-mail: mandywilkins@TALR21.com.

Modern, furnished, 2-bedroom maisonette in Harefields, North Oxford. Available from mid-Oct., for 1 year or more. £750 p.c.m., plus £750 deposit. Tenant pays council tax, water rates, gas, electricity, and phone bills. Tel.: Oxford 553905.

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.

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

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Flats to Let

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.

Summertown, Hernes Close, 2-bedroom apartment, lounge, kitchen, part-furnished, garage. Suit professional couple or sharers. Available 15 Nov., £725 p.c.m. Tel.: Oxford 762357 eves.

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.

Central Oxford. smart, two-bedroom first floor flat, in attractive, peaceful location near river, 5 minutes'walk from city centre. Fully furnished, and equipped to a high standard. Security gates, and private parking. Suitable for academics/professionals. Sorry, no smokers, small children, or pets. £850 p.c.m. Tel.: Bridget Norton on Oxford 310000 (o), e-mail: digby.norton@btineternet.com.

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Accommodation Offered

Converted stable, Wheatley. Spacious stable conversion available in centre of village, self-contained room, WC/shower, and shared kitchen. Rent negotiable in return for limited childcare. Female graduate preferred. Tel.: Oxford 872143, fax: 875517.

Dreams Come True? Rent free. New, 4-bedroom detached house, in grounds of Oxfordshire small-holding. A retired couple, in a rambling old property, seeks assistance in its management. They offer free, sole occupation, of a charming new house in the grounds in return for up to 40 hours work per week. Alternatively, a letting is negotiable at c. £15,000 p.a. Impeccable references are vital. Enquiries in confidence to: New Faculties, 16A Lower Belgrave Street, London SW1W 0LM.

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.

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Accommodation Sought

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

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: maisonprop@aol.com, or write to Le Bourg Tremeur 22250, Brittany, France.

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

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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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For Sale

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. n

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