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Lecture

Revd Professor Duncan Forrester, New College, Edinburgh: `Christian Equality and Today's Politics', Mon. 6 Nov. at 8 p.m., St. Columba's United Reformed Church, Alfred Street (off the High opposite Turl).

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Oxford University Department for Continuing Education

Day school to be held at Rewley House, 1 Wellington Square, Oxford: `British Naturalists in their Local Setting', Sat., 11 Nov., 9.30 a.m.–5 p.m. Director of Studies: Dr Kate Tiller. For further details tel.: 01865 270368 , e-mail: ppdayweek@conted.ox.ac.uk.

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Ashmolean Museum Shop

The Ashmolean Museum shop has stocks of a wide range of Christmas cards and is the sole outlet in Oxford for charity Card-Aid cards. Calendars, diaries, books and gifts are also on display and the shop will be open daily, including Mondays, during Dec.(for more information tel.: 01865 288185).

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Antiquarian and Second-hand Booksellers

Old Books: we buy and sell antiquarian and academic books, especially in the fields of English Literature, History and Theology. English seventeenth century a speciality. Visitors welcome: prior phone call recommended. Regular catalogues issued–ask for a copy. Collections and single books purchased–we will view and assess your surplus items without obligation. Best prices paid. Valuations for probate and insurance. Member of the Antiquarian Booksellers Association and PBFA. Robert Clark Antiquarian Books, 6a King Street, Jericho, Oxford OX2 6DF (behind Walton Street between OUP and Phoenix Cinema). Tel. and fax: 01865 552154, e-mail: rclark@rarebooks.u-net.com.

The Bookshop Down the Lane: Oxfordshire's newest second-hand bookshop, just established at 14 Wesley Lane, Bicester, now urgently requires customers in a broad range of academic and popular fields of interest; your duties will be to purchase books from the shop; no skills needed beyond basic literacy and numeracy; flexible hours of work, you simply drop in anytime on Thurs., Fri., or Sat., between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m., or even at other times by arrangement. Bicester is 12 miles north of Oxford, easily accessible by car, bus, and train; Wesley Lane is situated immediately adjacent to the main town-centre car park and bus terminus (Bure Place/Tesco). Proprietor: Tony Simcock. Tel.: 01869 360085 or 343410.

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Bodleian Shop

The Bodleian Christmas cards have arrived! Eight new exclusive designs (£3.95 pack of ten), plus Hey for Christmas! CD: the Mellstock Band and the Oxford Waits perform seasonal songs and carols from the Bodleian's Broadside ballads collections (£12.95). Find us in the Old Schools Quadrangle. Open Mon-Fri 9-6, Sat 9-12.30.

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Tuition Offered

Alexander Technique: lessons in central Oxford at 28 Beaumont Street (opposite the Playhouse), and in Headington. Improve the way you use yourself in everyday activity - regain natural `good use'. Freedom of movement, easier breathing, natural poise and good posture can be restored. £23 per lesson. Student discount : £17. Discount for group lessons. Contact Stephen Cooper on 01865 765511, e-mail: S.C@btinternet.com, www.hatso.com.

Piano lessons: experienced teacher. Adults and children. All grades. Beginners welcome. Contact: Miss P. Read B.A.(Hons.)L.R.A.M. Tel.: Jericho 510904.

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Services Offered

Glass, glazing, double-glazing, secondary-glazing, sash windows, conservatories and porches. Oxford Double Glazing Ltd., have 36 years' experience of the supply, installation, and repair of single and double glazing. Please call us for pressure-free advice, or visit our showroom at 3, South Parade, Summertown. Tel.: 01865 517200, e-mail: info@oxforddoubleglazing.com.

Your basic personal tax return completed and all liabilities calculated for £160. Letting, authorship, royalty income etc. £40 extra. No VAT charged. For business and trust accounts etc. please ask for a quotation. John Hanks LLM FCA, Chartered Accountant, 50 Thames Street, Oxford OX1 1SU. Tel.: 01865 438572, e-mail: john.hanks@ukonline.co.uk.

Writing services: editing, proof-reading, and re-writing. Copy and screen. Document and IT advice. Also Technical Writing. Alex Sharpe, 01235 867376, e-mail: standard.eight@ukgateway.net.

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.

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.

House/Pet sitting available during winter months near or in Oxford. College porter with references. Tel.: 01865 559734.

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Domestic Services

Liontamer wanted: busy parents need someone to care for our children, 1–2 days a week. Four children (2 at school, 1 at nursery school half-time, toddler at home). Hours and pay negotiable. Contact Justin or Siân Lewis-Anthony on 01865 722956.

Do you need a nanny? All Counties Nannies, qualified and experienced staff. Full and part- time, permanent and temporary. Newborn, toddlers, school age. Our aim is to provide the best possible care for your family. Tel.: Lynda on 01235 524462, mobile: 0402 068165.

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

Research Associate/Senior Research Associate in Psycholinguistics: The Research Centre for English and Applied Linguistics is a free-standing department of the University of Cambridge whose primary purpose is to undertake and promote research in English and applied linguistics. We run a 9-month MPhil and a PhD programme. Research interests of members of staff are in linguistic and cognitive apporaches to first and second language acquisition, psycholinguistics, syntax, morphology, semantics and pragmatics, computational linguistics, and discourse analysis. We are currently looking for an additional psycholinguist to add to our teaching and research team. Applicants should have, or be prepared to develop, an interest in language processing in bilinguals and/or second language learners, particularly in the area of syntax/semantics. As well as initiating their own research projects, the post-holder will be expected to assist in teaching on the MPhil, particularly in psycholinguistics and research methods. Applicants should have a good first degree in psychology with a PhD in a relevant discipline. The salary for a Research Associate will be between £16,775–£25,213 and for a Senior Research Associate £21,435–£30,967 depending on age and experience. The appointment will be for three years in the first instance, with the possibility of renewal. The preferred starting date is January 2001. Applications (six copies) should be received by 17 November 2000. Please apply by letter, including a full CV and the names of three referees. For further details or clarification, contact Dr John Williams at the address below, or by e-mail: jnw12@cam.ac.uk or, visit our Web site at www.rceal.cam.ac.uk. Applications should be sent to: The Administrator, Research Centre for English and Applied Linguistics, University of Cambridge, Keynes House, Trumpington Street, Cambridge CB2 1QA.

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Houses to Let

Cassington: 5 miles from Oxford city centre, on the edge of the Cotswolds. Charming, f/f modern home in conservation area of old village. Very quiet. Suit non-smoking academic/professional couple with/without 1 or 2 children. Three bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, study, conservatory, and all mod cons. Available 1 Jan.–25 March 2001. £750 p.c.m. excl. bills. Tel.: 01865 883840.

Charming, self-contained, furnished cottage attached to old Cotswold house. Beautiful, 35 mile open view in quiet village, 7 minutes' from Charlbury Station (11 minutes' from Oxford). One double bedroom, 1 single/office, 2 bathrooms, 33ft (10 m) long sitting-room, conservatory/dining-room, kitchen and utility room. Extensive cupboard space. Suit academic/professional, single or couple. long or short lets considered. Regret no children or pets. £695 p.c.m. Exceptional–should be viewed. Tel.: 01993 878632. Available from 30 Oct.

Beautiful, unusual, open-plan, fully-furnished architect designed modern house in North Oxford, within ring-road, close to Summertown; very quiet, with stunning views to open countryside; off-street parking and small patio garden. Suit visiting academic or professional couple. Regret no children, pets, or smokers. Available from 1 Nov., £895 p.m. plus bills. Tel.: 01865 515085, e-mail: trishaboyd@hotmail.com.

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.: 01865 764533, fax: 764777, e-mail: info@qbman.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 please contact Finders Keepers at 226, Banbury Road, Summertown, Oxford OX2 7BY. Tel.: 01865 311011. Fax: Oxford 556993. E-mail: oxford@finders.co.uk. Internet site: http://www.finders.co.uk.

Spend Christmas and New Year in Oxford: comfortable family house to let in north Oxford, 16 Dec.,–3 Jan. Five bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, c.h., large garden with views over open fields. Easy access to city centre. Domestic help available. Contact: 01865 515417

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Flats to Let

Wolvercote: 1-bedroom flat in apartment block in this quiet spot in north Oxford, available for short lets Nov., and Dec., and then May until July 2001. £450 p.c.m. inc. heating. Would suit visiting academic. Please tel.: 01865 270159 or e-mail: john.chubb@admin.ox.ac.uk.

Central North Oxford: delightful, self-contained garden flat with private patio. Large, well- equipped living-room/kitchen, double bedroom and bathroom, c.h. Walking distance of the University and town centre. £600 p.c.m. inc. of heating, electricity and water. Tel.: 01865 515091 (eves.).

Study/weekday Flat: a beautiful, modern, 2-bedroom flat for use during the week (mon.–Fri.), either to live in or to use as a quiet study. City centre, river view, parking, fully-furnished. All mod. cons inc. internet access, TV, video, audio. Ring 01223 561158 (weekdays) or 01865 726143 (weekends).

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Accommodation Offered

North Oxford Short Let or Long: half-share of quiet house available. Independent male graduate wanted. Spacious room at £54 p.w. inc. bills available now with shared facilities, or a second large room available end-Nov. Tel.: 01865 515379.

Paying guests, visiting academics, welcomed for short or long stays in the warm, comfortable home of a semi-retired academic couple in exclusive, quiet, central North Oxford, within walking distance of all main unviersity buildings, town centre, parks, river, shops and restaurants. All rooms have colour TV, tea-/coffee- making facilities, microwave, and refrigerator or refrigerator availability, c.h., and independent heating. Breakfast included in the very moderate terms. Tel./Fax: 01865 557879.

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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 please contact Finders Keepers at 226 Banbury Road, Summertown, Oxford OX2 7BY. Tel.: 01865 311011, fax: Oxford 556993, e-mail: oxford@finders.co.uk. Internet site: http://www.finders.co.uk.

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Accommodation sought to rent or exchange

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: 01865 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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Sabbatical Rental

Toronto, Canada, Summer 2001–Summer 2002: spacious, modern, fully-furnished, 4-bedroom house overlooking Lake Ontario, and park on quiet cul-de-sac. Two and a half baths, 3 decks, magnificent living-room. Close to public transit, and excellent shools. Fifteen minutes from downtown Toronto. Cdn $2,500 p.m. plus utilities. Tel.: 01 416 691 3944 or e-mail: david.beatty@utoronto.ca.

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Holiday Lets

Spend a wild winter month on the Isle of Iona: cottage with central heating and views to die for. Sleeps 4 (n/s). £650 p.c.m. plus electricity and fuel. Contact Sheena Devitt, Lagandorain, Iona, Argyll PA76 6SW, Scotland. Tel.: 01681 700642.

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Flat for sale

Parktown: lovely, light flat with pretty views, in sought after road close to Parks and town centre. Two bedrooms, kitchen and bathroom, gas c.h. £240,000 ONO. Short-term let would be considered. Tel.: 01386 700225.

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House for Sale

Witney, West: semi-detached house on modern estate, recently re-decorated, 13 miles from Oxford city centre. Three bedrooms, family room, kitchen, dining area, conservatory, small secluded garden, gas c.h., d.g., off-road parking, and garage. Close proximity to medical centre, playparks, schools, and supermarkets; excellent bus services to Oxford. No chain. Owner must move by mid-late Dec. guide price £135,000. Tel.: 01865 272449, e-mail: philip.benson@physiol.ox.ac.uk.

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For Sale

Bechstein Grand Piano: model A. .1912—Rosewood. Full restored and re-conditioned. £6,500. Tel.: 01235 538779 (eves.). n

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