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Ashmolean Museum

Ashmolean Museum Chinese Painting colloquium to celebrate the opening of the Khoan and Michael Sullivan Gallery of Chinese Painting. Th. 12 Oct, Ashmolean Museum Headley Lecture Theatre, 10.15 a.m.–5.30 p.m. Admission free. To reserve a place contact: lindsay.onions@ashmus.ox.ac.uk or fax 01865 278078.

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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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Northmoor Church Festival of Saint Denys

The PCC of St Denys, Northmoor have drawn on their village's historic links with the Abbey of St Denys in Paris to mark the Millennium by commissioning the creation of an Oriflamme. Celebrations begin at noon on Sat., 7 Oct with a ploughman's lunch in the village hall during which the Oriflamme will be on display. Contacts: Revd David Murray 01865 880249; Michael and Elizabeth Druce 01865 300480.

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Lecture

`Thomas Kuhn : A Philosophical History for our Times', a lecture to be given by Professor Steve Fuller of the University of Warwick, Department of Sociology. The lecture will be on Thurs., 26 Oct., at 5 p.m. at Brookes Research Centre (Gipsy Lane Campus) and is followed by wine and refreshments. Entrance is free and all are welcome. If you would like to come please e-mail: Gary Thomas, gthomas@brookes.ac.uk.

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d'Overbroeck's College

Open morning, Sat. 14 Oct. (10 a.m.--12.30 p.m.). All welcome. Entry at age 13 into Year 9; entry at 16+ into the Sixth Form. Beechlawn House, 1 Park Town, Oxford OX2 6SN. Tel.: 01865 310000.

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Magdalen College School, Oxford

Open morning, 9.30 a.m.--12 noon, Sat., 7 Oct. Magdalen College School is an independent, academic day school for 580 boys aged 7--18. For over 500 years, boys have made a distinguished contribution to the life of their country. The values of the school encompass a love of learning, a sense of responsibility towards each other and the wider community, and respect for the individuality of each boy. Sport, music, drama and extra-curricular activities play an important part in the life of all pupils. Please telephone for further details and a prospectus: 01865 242191.

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Business Plan Development

If you are in the process of setting up a new company and 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 out between Jan. and Mar. 2001. In recent years a number of local and spin-out companies have been helped in this way. Please contact stephan.chambers@sbs.ox.ac.uk for information.

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Tuition Offered

Tango Argentino: Fri. eves., The Meeting House, 43, St Giles': Beginners, 7-- 7.45 p.m.; Intermediates, 8-8.45 p.m.; Salon, 9--10.30 p.m. Beginners (inc. salon): £5/£4; Intermediates (inc. salon): £6/£5.50; Salon only: £3/£2.50. Mon. eves., St Barnabas School, Hart Street: 7 week courses, Improvers 7--8 p.m., Beginners 8-- 9 p.m., £5/£4 per lesson. Advance booking discount on courses. Tel.: Nuri/Zoe on 01865 711680, Audrey on 01865 723352. E-mail: info@tangotuyyo.co.uk, Web site: www.tangotuyyo.co.uk.

Singing Lessons: highly experienced singing teacher has a few vacancies for new students. All levels from beginner to advanced. Coaching to diploma level and music college entry, as well as singing for fun! Tel.: Mary Moore, 01865 455516, e-mail: marymoore@ntlworld.com.

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Services Offered

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.

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.

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.

Your basic personal tax return completed and all liabilities calculated for £120. 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

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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

School of Advanced Study, University of London: Post Doctoral Research Fellowship, The Reception of British Authors in Europe. An AHRB-funded position is available from Nov. to support this project directed by Dr Elinor Shaffer. The duties of the post include research, liaison with European colleagues, editing, and possible research travel. You will possess a Ph.D. in Modern Languages or in History combined with working knowledge of at least one modern European language. Sound IT skills, including word processing, e-mail and internet, are essential and previous experience of (or a keen interest in) database technology would be a distinct advantage. The starting salary for this post will be in the range of £18,909--£20, 865 inc. of London Weighting, per annum. For details of how to apply, please contact the Personnel Office, Rm 219, Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU, tel.: 020 7862 8100 (dedicated 24 hr a/phone); confidential fax: 020 7862 8080; e-mail: recruit@admin.lon.ac.uk quoting ref. 70/2K- O, or download details from our Web site at: http://www.lon.ac.uk/intranet/studserv/vacancies.htm. The closing date for receipt of completed applications is 21 October.

Deputy Academic Director required for US overseas study organisation. Recent D.Phil. or D.Phil. candidate with some administrative experience preferred. Salary up to £30,000 p.a. depending on qualifications. Hours can be flexible. Please send c.v. to Dr Richardson at 8 Tennyson Lodge, Paradise Square, Oxford OX1 1UD.

Writer with great sense of humour but visual problems seeks someone to read to him once or twice a week. A lively interest in current affairs, the arts, health and the media would be very helpful. Please call 01865 248403, ideally before noon.

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Houses to Let

North Hinksey: stunning, furnished detached house in this quiet location, west of Oxford city centre, set in large maintained garden with stream running through it. Two bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, fully equipped kitchen and beautiful dining/living room with study. Excellent access to A34. Available now at £1,450 p.c.m. For more details please contact Julia at Finders Keepers, 226 Banbury Road, Summertown, Oxford OX2 7BY. Tel.: 01865 311011, e-mail: oxford@finders.co.uk, or visit our Web site at www.finders.co.uk.

Superb, bay-fronted Victorian house in south Oxford: 3 bedrooms, light and airy, 1½ baths, dishwasher, washing machine, conservatory with south-facing garden backing onto stream, parks, tennis courts, country walks, walk to city centre, shops, colleges. Available from 1 Oct., £850 p.c.m. E-mail: dirk.obbink@chch.ox.ac.uk, tel.: 01865 798 892 or 276212.

Central north Oxford: tranquillity, minutes from the centre, immaculate, elegantly furnished Victorian-style house in landscaped surroundings, lovely views over Port Meadow and canal. Four bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, luxury kitchen/breakfast room, dining-room/study, sitting-room, secluded paved garden, parking. Non-smokers preferred. Available 11 Nov. £1,600 p.c.m. plus bills. View on www.oxfordcity.co.uk/accom/waterside. E-mail: vballeny@callnetuk.com, tel.: ++ 44 (0) 20 7274 7691.

North Oxford , within the 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 from 1 Oct., £895 p.c.m. Tenant pays council tax, water rates, electricity, and phone bills. Tel.: 01865 515085, e-mail: trishaboyd@hotmail.com.

Central Oxford, Rewley Park: recently built 2-bedroom terrace house, close to University and city centre (5-minute walk). Situated in quiet cul-de-sac adjacent to train station. One double bedroom, 1 single bedroom-cum-office, ample hanging and storage space, modern kitchen, washer/drier, gas c.h.; carpeted, furnished, and equipped to a high standard throughout. Small garden and patio. Own parking. Available 1 Oct. for 6--12 months at £835 p.c.m. exc., or for 3--6 months at 940 p.c.m. inc. utilities and council tax. Dr Josephine Reynell. Tel.: 01865 516615, fax: 01865 516616, e-mail: macdonaldreynell@netscapeonline.co.uk.

Edwardian Houseboat, River Thames, Oxford. Exquisite mooring on Port Meadow, 10 mins. Oxford centre. The historic Queen's Barge has been fully restored and fitted with period furnishings, and all modern conveniences. Grand saloon, main bedroom, additional bedroom, study, bathroom and kitchen. Parking available. Easy access to trains. From £1,250 p.c.m. Tel./fax: 01789 740 783, or e-mail: hamel@wanadoo.fr.

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 7611533, 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.

Butler Close, Leckford Road: 2-bedroom maisonette with garage, undergoing extensive refurbishment, offered unfurnished. Available now at £795 p.c.m. Telephone Lifestyle Lettings and Management on 01865 554577 for a detailed list.

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Flats to Let

West Oxford: 2-bedroom terrace house, part-furnished , with river frontage. Available immediately for academic year £700 + bills. Tel.: 0207 403 7061 (or 01865 278048 office hours Mon.–Thur.).

Apsley Court, Woodstock Road: luxury, 2-bedroom apartment with parking, fully- furnished and equipped to very high standard. Available now at £895 p.c.m. Please tel.: Lifestyle Lettings and Management on 01865 554577 for a detailed list.

Stunning first-floor apartment in London NW1 (Gloucester Crescent): weekdays only (Oxford based owner uses it some weekends).Large living room (with fully equipped kitchen corner), small bedroom with 3ft 6in bed (hidden ½ bath and sink), WC, high ceilings, huge windows with balconies, classy furniture. £128 p.w. (4 nights), £160 (5 nights) plus bills. Tel.: 01865 557932.

Cul-de-sac close to city centre and hospitals. Superb, well-equipped new flat on 2 floors, large study/sitting room with balcony (views over garden and park), kitchen, shower/toilet, own entrance, phone and parking space. Suit quiet single person or married couple. £700 p.c.m. plus shared council tax. Tel.: 01865 247150. 01865 247150.

Delightful new self-contained 2-bedroom spacious modern flat in heart of Headington. Within 1 mile of hospitals, on London bus route. Available now. 1-year lease preferred. Rent £880 p.c.m. plus bills. Leaflet: tel.: 01865 865377, fax: 01865 515389, or e-mail: jeannebliss@yahoo.com

Upper Wolvercote: 1-bedroom flat in good condition and position with open views. Convenient location on regualr and frequent bus route, also car parking. In village atmosphere, close to both Port Meadow and Oxford city. Available immediately at £595 p.c.m. plus electricity and telephone bills only. E-mail: WrldCo@cs.com, tel.: 01865 451770.

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Accommodation Offered

Excellent value room currently available, set in woodland surroundings with swimming pool. Ideal for single academic or professional. Located 3 miles from Oxford with bus and cycle routes nearby. Available now at £285 p.c.m. inc. of council tax and utilities. For more information please contact Julia at Finders Keepers, 226 Banbury Road, Summertown, Oxford OX2 7BY or tel.: 01865 311011, e-mail: oxford@finders.co.uk or visit our Web site at www.finders.co.uk.

Looking for second person to share spacious house in Summertown: 2 bedrooms, sitting-room and breakfast room, shared use of kitchen, bathroom and large garden. In very good condition. For non-smoking, professional/postgraduate student. £380 p.c.m + bills. Tel.: 01865 226071 (9 a.m.--5 p.m.), mobile: 07720 718309.

Single room for quiet non-smoking graduate (female preferred) in house in north Oxford. Will consider short let asap. E-mail with references to: ks231@hermes.cam.ac.uk for appointment or tel.: 01865 556 559 evenings only.

Are you looking for accommodation in Oxford, close to the city centre, Mon.-- Fri. only? Small room available in comfortable, sunny house near Hinksey Park. £60 p.w. Tel.: 01865 241693. Female, non-smoker preferred.

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.

Delightful rooms, North Oxford. All rooms £45 p.w., telephone, shower, c.h., all mod. cons. Available now, short stay up to 3 months. Located near Woodstock Road roundabout. Tel.: 01865 511657.

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Accommodation sought

I am seeking to borrow a house or 2 to put up my relatives for the Christmas festivities. One family is a couple with 3 children over 18, and the other a couple with 4 boys between the ages of 8--16. I am prepared to pay reasonable rent for up to a week's use (even though the actual use will only be 3 or 4 nights) for any houses that are suitable to accommodate each family. Please call Anne De Moor on 01865 557932.

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 7611533, 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.

Visiting American Professor with wife and 2 small children, require a 3-bedroom house or apartment to rent, 1 Jan.--31 July 2001. Will pay up to £800 p.m. Would like house to be convenient to centre of Oxford, in Summertown/North Oxford if possible. Responses should be sent to: Andrea Beighton (Administrator, Rothermere American Institute) c/o Mansfield College, Mansfield Road, Oxford OX1 3TF. Tel.: 01865 282710, e-mail: andrea.beighton@rai.ox.ac.uk.

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Accommodation sought to rent or exchange

We are seeking to rent a furnished house (or arrange a house swap) near schools and the JR Hospital for family (4 children) from April--Oct. 2001. Our 5- bedroom house in Auckland is in a quiet cul-de-sac (near a park) and an easy walk to 3 schools. It is in a good suburb and is only a short drive from the University of Auckland and Auckland Hospital. Please address all enquiries to: Dr Cameron Grant, e-mail: cc.grant@auckland.ac.nz.

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Holiday Lets

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.

Interior designer's 18th-c. maison de maîtrewith medieval tower in quiet hamlet, garden with breath-taking view. Sleeps 8. Ideal for walking, mushroom picking, tours, swimming in rivers and lakes, hunting and fishing, Christmas parties. Between Albi and Montpellier, close to Roquefort and the famous Abbey of Sylvanès, Cathar and Templar sites. Gastronomic cuisine and the possibility of learning French, French cooking, and the skills associated with preserves of mushrooms, jams and foie gras. Half-board £150 per person per week. Contact Sophie de Vergnette on 003 356 599 8379, e-mail: tparfitt@compuserve.com.

Winter let, SW France. Charming, 19th-c. farmhouse in the beautiful, peaceful Lot countryside. Lovely garden, spectacular views, close to Figeac and many other historic villages. Four double bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, sitting-room, and dining-room with open fire, kitchen, and grass tennis court. Skiing within one hour. Available end Sept.--March 2001. £250 p.c.m. for long let. Cost for shorter periods on application. Tel.: 01483 202200.

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Houses for Sale

Iffley, 4-bedroom house: 16 ft x 14 ft living-room opening on to patio and garden, large kitchen/diner. Garage and ample parking space. Quiet cul-de-sac, 10 minutes' walk from ancient church and the river. £174,000. Tel.: 01865 715589.

Grandpont: detached Victorian house, 5 minutes' walk from city centre. Three bedrooms, spacious kitchen/diner, lovely secluded garden, lots of period features. No chain—owners must move by Nov. OIRO £250,000 for a quick sale. Anne Bennett, tel.: 01865 454440, e-mail:abennett@accountingweb.co.uk.

Stone-built, end-terrace cottage, Sandford-on-Thames. Built 1798. Excellent condition. Three bedrooms, extensive mature gardens backing onto fields. Off-road parking for 2 vehicles. £249, 500 freehold. Tel./fax: 01865 773794. E-mail: jenny.maclennan@ceid.ox.ac.uk.

Modernised early Victorian, semi-detached house in Regency tradition. Central Headington. Hallway, 2-reception, large kitchen, downstairs toilet, utility room. Two large bedrooms, large bathroom. Gas c.h. Front and rear gardens. OIRO: 185,000.Tel.: 01865 435836.

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Flat for sale

Summertown, North Oxford: spacious second-floor flat in good condition in purpose-built block on corner of Osberton Road and Woodstock Road; 3 double bedrooms, large kitchen/breakfast room, lounge, bathroom, new gas c.h., d.g., off- road parking, and garage. No chain. Guide price £170,000. Tel.: 01865 224237 (day), or 01865 721344 (evening); e-mail: peter.rothwell@clneuro.ox.ac.uk. n

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Narrow boat (residential) for sale

Benevolence: vintage wooden narrow boat (1938), lovingly restored and absolutely sound. At present moored on Oxford Canal in Oxford.Lister HR2 diesel engine with 12 and 240 volts. Luxuriously furnished home. Diesel fired c.h., fully equipped kitchen with washing machine, gas cooker and fridge. Bathroom with bath and shower. Five rooms inc. traditional Back Cabin. Moorings negotiable in Oxford or elsewhere. Experience the freedom of the canal and river network in a moveable yet permanent home. Suitable for 2 people working at research or academic centres or wishing to spend periods in Oxford/London/Birmingham or other parts of the country. Guide price £55,000. E-mail: Rowan Watson c/o WaltonStreetCycles@btinternet.com. Mobile: 0976 962 810, tel.: 01865 464198, write: Revd W.L.R. Watson, St Peter's College, Oxford.

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