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Back issues of the Gazette, 1992–2000; nearly complete run; offered without charge, in whole or in part. Tel. (before 31 Oct.): 01865 (2)77330 or 511909; e-mail:

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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. 9a.m–6p.m., Sat. 9a.m–12.30 p.m.

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`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,

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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 Wednesday 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 a Welcome Tea Party at Wolfson College on Sunday, 22 Oct., 4–6 p.m., and 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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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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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 for information.

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Tuition Offered

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, Oxford 455516. E-mail:

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:,

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Services offered

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:

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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.

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.

Oxford Nannies: First-class nannies available for temporary/permanent, full-time or part-time work. We also supply a reliable babysitting service. References supplied with staff. For further information please telephone Kimberley on 01865 721511.

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Houses to Let

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:

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:, 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: E-mail:, tel.: ++ 44 (0)20 7274 7691.

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: 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:

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: Internet site:

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Flats to let

Summertown: smart, spacious, 2-bedroom, 2-bathroom furnished flat, quiet, central, off-street parking. £800 p.c.m. Tel.: 01865 558775.

Upper Wolvercote: 1-bedroom flat in good condition and position with open views. Convenient location on regular 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:, tel.: 01865 451770.

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.

Comfortable furnished flat with separate entrance in quiet rural surroundings, six miles south-west of Oxford: sitting-room, study area, bedroom, bathroom, kitchen with washing machine. Ample parking. Free use of private squash court. Available from late Sept. for academic year (or more). Rent £400 p.c.m. inc. hot water and c.h. Tel.: 01865 390535.

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Accommodation offered

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.

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: Internet site:

Room in comfortable house in South Oxford for Mon.–Fri. let, £180 p.c.m. inc. bills but excl. phone (or for short-term, full week let, £200 p.c.m), suit n/s female 30+. Tel.: 01865 244797, e-mail:

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.

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Accommodation sought to rent or exchange

Sabbatical exchange Cologne–Oxford (Aug.2001–July 2002). Dutch professor and family (3 children) offer a spacious apartment (6 rooms, 2 bathrooms, c.h., balconies, use of communal gardens) bordering the centre of Cologne, in exchange for accommodation in a pleasant part of Cologne. Tel./fax: 0049 221 433 020, e-mail:

Professional couple and one, as yet unqualified baby, are looking to rent an unfurnished 2-to-3-bedroom house/flat with garden, in Oxford. They are giving up the Big Smoke for Dreaming Spires and are seeking a well-loved flat near the town centre to cherish without smoking or pets. Please contact Andrew/Lisa on 07966 272256, e-mail:

Visiting academic couple, reliable and tidy, non-smokers, keen to rent a furnished flat or small house within about 3 miles of the centre of Oxford. Early Dec.–early June 2001. Alternatively, would be happy to exchange a home in Oxford for a 3-bedroom house, with piano, in Wellington, NZ, overlooking Harbour, close to the University, to the city and to a wildlife refuge. Swap the English winter for the New Zealand summer! Please contact Colin Bain on 01865 275467 or e-mail: 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.

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:

Young scientist from Paris, moving to Oxford, as a newly appointed research fellow is searching for a 3-or 4-bedroom house with a small garden, and parking space to let from Jan.2001–Sept./Dec.2001. The house should be in the calm periphery of Oxford, preferably not too far from the train station, and on a bus route to the city centre. A fitted kitchen, dishwasher, washing machine and dryer are essential. Cable TV desirable but not essential. Partial furnishing and a large cellar would be welcomed. We are a young, non-smoking couple with a 4-year old child (no pets), who will be living in Oxford with `au pair'. We could pay about £650–£850 p.m. Please send accommodation offers to Dr Ariel Blocker, e-mail:, fax: + 331 45 68 89 53 or contact Mrs Christine Holt, Secretary to Professor Simon Gordon, Sir William Dunn School of Pathology, University of Oxford, South Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3RE. Tel.: 01865 285457, fax: 01865 275515, e-mail:

US academic, to be Visiting Fellow at Balliol Jan.–June 2001 (some flexibility on exact dates), seeks nicely furnished house for self and spouse (both non-smokers), and 6 month old child, with room for the occasional visitor. Contact: George Hay, Cornell Law School, Myron Taylor Hall, Ithaca, NY 14853, USA, or e-mail:

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: Alternatively, we would invite you to visit our Web site at: and see how we could be marketing your property.

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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.: 01865 248532.

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.

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.

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:

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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:

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Houses for Sale

Marston: 3-bedroom house, 15 minutes' by bicycle, 30 minutes' walk through Parks from Carfax. Ideally situated for University Science area, JR Hospital, Brookes. Good local amenities. Off-road parking, cul- de-sac with no parking restrictions, easy access to ring road and M40. Lounge, kitchen, utility room, gas c.h. Good condition, no chain. £130,000. Tel.: 01865 725660.

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-

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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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 Mobile: 0976 962 810, tel.: 01865 464198, write: Revd W.L.R. Watson, St Peter's College, Oxford. n

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