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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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Antiquarian and Second-hand Booksellers

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.

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.

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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 a.m.-6 p.m., Sat. 9 a.m.-12.30 p.m.

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The Oxford University Newcomers' Club

This club exists to welcome to Oxford the partners and families of academic visitors and graduate students. Come along to the Club Room at 13 Norham Gardens any Wed., morning between 10.30 a.m.and 12 noon, from the week before term starts to the week after term, and throughout the Summer vacation, and sample our programme of events and outings. During Michaelmas Term, as well as our wide range of activities and visits, we invite newcomers to our Christmas Fair in the Club Room at 13 Norham Gardens on Wednesday, 6 Dec., at 10.30 a.m.

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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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Business Opportunity

Would it interest you to have a part-time business that you can run from home, on a shoe-string, alongside your current work? I am a lecturer, but I also work as a distributor with a high-paying network marketing company, whose nutritional supplements are leading edge. You need no special skills, as training and on-going support are provided, and you certainly do not need sales skills, as the business is run via mail order. The compensation plan rewards distributors very highly, and the company is recognised as exceeding all the legal and ethical requirements of the direct sales industry. If you would like me to send some information, leave a message for Dr Joanna Hawke on 0845 200 3849 (24 hrs).

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Wanted

Personal IT trainer for regular coaching sessions. Patience and non- nerdiness hoped for. Contact: joanna.foster@btinternet.com, or tel.: 0802 920641.

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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Houses to Let

To let, 3–6 months, owner travelling: idyllic, old, stonebuilt house, full of character, in converted farm building courtyard development in Dunns Tew village. One large bedroom, sitting-room, etc. Suit weekly commuter working either Oxford (20 mins.) or Banbury (15 mins.). Alternatively week-enders. Contact: katharine.foster@btinternet.com, or tel.: 07899 874111.

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.

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

Garden cottage becoming available in north Oxford by the Dragon School, and Wolfson College. Double bedroom, sitting-room, kitchen, and bathroom. Fully furnished with c.h., and washing machine etc. £600 p.c.m. Please tel.: 01865 554384.

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.

Available for rent from the end of Nov., a delightful 2-bedroom cottage in quiet North Oxford location (Upper Wolvercote). Furnished and equipped, with pretty gardens. Convenient to shops, university, and central Oxford. Rent £750 p.c.m. inc. council tax, 3–12 months let. Contact 0207 4387 (h), 0207 848 5770 (w).

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Flats to Let

Luxury, self-contained, fully-furnished flat in large village house, 4 miles outside Oxford. Set in quiet grounds, it has 1 double bedroom with en suite bathroom/shower, a large sitting-room with sofa beds, colour TV, and video. Fully fitted kitchen, with freezer and microwave. Available from early Jan., for flexible short lets, 1 week–1 term. All bills inc. Tel.: 01865 883991 for details, or e- mail:OXMEDIA@aol.com.

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

Grandpont: friendly houseshare, in large warm home, with one other. Large garden, g.c.h., washing machine and telephone. Parking available. Fully-furnished double bedroom. Fifteen minutes walk to the centre. Available mid-Nov.,(negotiable). £345 p.c.m. plus deposit. Non-smoker preferred. Tel.: 01865 724 957 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.

Rooms in beautiful house in Islip village: 15 minutes to central Oxford, regular train, bus. Ample parking. Suit non-smoking, post-graduate/Ph.D looking for inspirational, and peaceful working atmosphere. E-mail: joanna.foster@btinternet.com, or tel.: 0802 920641.

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 university 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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Accommodation Sought

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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Holiday Lets

Dordogne and Rome holiday rentals: stone house in an acre of garden in the Dordogne, France, with a fabulous 270 degree panorama (sleeps 8/10). Also Rome, 19th-c., country farmhouse with lovely views, 45 minutes' from Rome, and two hours to Florence (sleeps 4 with downstairs rooms available to sleep 4 more). Prices vary from £250–550 p.w. Private owner. Tel.: 01223 353603 or e-mail: hugobowles@tiscalinet.it for details.

Benicassim, Spain: lovely beachside apartment; terrace overlooking beach, stunning views, nice mountain tracks nearby, swimming pool, tennis, horseriding. Nice Spanish villages in the area. Available Oct., Nov., Dec. Contact Rosa Albero/Conrado Martinez on 01865 463128, e-mail: Rosa333@yahoo.com, or conrado.martinez@linacre.ox.ac.uk.

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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

Reproglobe floor standing illuminated globe, £100; superb Hulsta multifunction desk (adjustable height and angle), in cherry wood, £250, with 3 matching items: drawer console, £70; computer desk, £100; printer trolley, £50; Stuart crystal, assorted glasses and jug, offers?; George Smith, King's Road, large, hand-built sofa in terracotta, £350 (cost £3,500); 8-person Royal Doulton `Sherborne' dinner service, plus coffee- and tea-cups/saucers, £200; tall bookcase, 1.5 m wide, £30. All items, buyer collects. Tel.: 01865 279135 (day), 302988 (eves. and weekend). n

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