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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 craftmanship 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 enteraining Tyrrell Katz designs are to be joined any day by our own bone china dodo mugs (Oxford (2) 72961 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., admission free. Shop enquiries/orders (Oxford (2) 72961. Holiday closures (2) 72950.

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Volunteers for Airline Passenger Health Charity

The Aviation Health Institute (AHI) is an Oxford based medical charity seeking volunteers to help with afternoon office duties, such as help with light mail-out, phone and secretarial duties. The AHI is the world's first independent non-profit body that carries out research, education and prevention programmes for airline passenger health affected by flying, e.g. asthma, cardiovascular and respiratory diseases, blood disorders, strokes, fainting, diabetes, epilepsy, cancers, pregnancy, fear of flying and transmission of contagious diseases. We provide an invaluable, independent, source of information and comment on aviation health issues. If you would like to help out with our activities on a voluntary basis, please tel.: Mrs Kidd, Oxford 739681.

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

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Services Offered

Highly experienced, freelance editor with Apple Mac, offers editing and proof-reading assistance for books, articles, theses, etc. Any subject undertaken, but particular experience in STM, social sciences, art and local history. Desk-top publishing facility (Quark X-press) also available. Rates from £8.50 per hour. Tel.: Merilyn Holme, Oxford 241480, e-mail: merilyn@holmem.freeserve.co.uk.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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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Houses to Let

Wheatley village (3 miles east of Oxford). Four-bedroom, period house, 2 double bedrooms, 2 single, 3 receptions, 1 bathroom, 1 shower room, piano, cellar, south facing garden, c.h., 2 garages. £1000 p.c.m., references. Tel.: 01243 528654.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

East Oxford. Furnished, 1930s, gas c.h. house, with garden. 3 bedrooms, 2 shower rooms, large living/dining-room, off-road parking, near convenient bus route, shops, and ring road. £650 p.c.m. exc. services and council tax. Tel.: Oxford 775734 (after 6 p.m.), or 382267 (daytime).

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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Accommodation Offered

Accommodation offered in central Oxford, 2 rooms, sharing facilities, to responsible woman in exchange for occasional help to elderly widow. Tel.: Oxford 558537 after 5 p.m.

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 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.

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.

trong>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

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

Charlbury. Double room/single room in shared flat. Central. Peaceful, tranquil atmosphere, garden. Very reasonable rent. Share bills. Tel.: 01608 81944.

Bedsit. Roomy, quiet, 10 minutes' walk to city centre. Available mid-Jan. Tel.: Oxford 728533 before 4 Dec.

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Holiday Lets

Italy. Attractive and spacious converted granary. Less than a mile from Montagnana, a medieval town in Veneto. Half an hour to Padua, Mantua; an hour from Verona, Vicenza, and Ferrara. 45 minutes to Venice by train. Sleeps 4/5. E-mail: fratucello@aol.com, or tel.: 0181 348 8528.

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.

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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 Renault Espace Helios '93 K-reg, well maintained but with some cosmetic damage.Tel.: Carroll Morgan, Oxford 73841, 730215(answerphone), e-mail: carroll@comlab.ox.ac.uk. n

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