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University Counselling Service

Vacation opening times: Mon. 11 Dec.,–Tues. 19 Dec., inc.–open from 9.30 a.m.–1.30 p.m. Wed. 20 Dec.,–Tues., 2 Jan. inc.–closed. Wed. 3 Jan.,–Fri. 5 Jan.inc.–open from 9.30 a.m.–1.30 p.m. From Mon., 8 Jan., open as usual–weekdays, 9.15 a.m.–5.15 p.m.

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Oxford University Museum of Natural History Shop

You are invited daily, 12 noon–5 p.m. (last opportunity Thurs. 21 Dec.) to choose from a varied range of wildlife and botanical Christmas cards, and airmail stationery. The long-established Dodo Pad diaries are joined this year by their new Cookbook, with bone china mugs to match. Glittering minerals, sparkling jewellery, interesting mineral bookends–and books!–endearing soft toys, models, kits, hand- painted silk ties, and items in sterling silver. In addition, posters and a set of cards relate to the current photographic exhibition `A Passion for Plankton'. Ten per cent discount on production of Oxford University card at start of transaction. Mon.–Fri., personal shoppers only. Christmas closure: 22 Dec.–1 Jan., inc. Tel. enquiries and credit card sales: 01865 272961.

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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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Oxford University Museum of Natural History

Christmas and New Year opening times: the Museum will close at 5 p.m. on Thurs., 21 Dec., and will be closed over Christmas and the New Year. It will open again on Tues., 2 Jan. 2001 at 12 noon.

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Ashmolean Natural History Society

Christmas lectures will be held in the University Museum's Lecture Theatre at 2 p.m. on Thurs., 21 Dec., and Tues., 2 Jan.

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Antiquarian and Second-hand books

The Bookshop down the Lane: Oxfordshire's newest second-hand bookshop, lately established at 14 Wesley Lane, Bicester, contains many lovely, interesting, orphaned books; persons affected by bibliophily, or mindful of the impending season, may wish to elevate some of them from the ignominy of ownerlessness to the rightful dignity of all books, as respected and cherished possessions. To this end, we are pleased to offer extended pre-Christmas opening times: Wed., 13 Dec.,–Sat., 23 Dec., daily from 10 a.m.–6 p.m. Bicester is 12 miles north of Oxford, easily accessible by car, bus, train, and sleigh; 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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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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Restoration and Conservation of Antique Furniture

John Hulme undertakes all aspects of restoration: 30 years experience; collection and delivery. For free advice, telephone or write to: The Workshop, 11A High Street, Chipping Norton, Oxon., OX7 5AD. Tel.: 01608 641692.

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Concert

A unique performance for New College to celebrate the Amicabilis Concordia, generously arranged by the Three Counter-Tenors, James Bowman (New College), Charles Brett (Winchester and King's, Asst. Master, Eton), Michael Chance (Eton and King's), for the purpose of raising funds for New College Chapel. Fri., 16 Feb. 2001, New College Chapel, 8 p.m. The programme will include Blow's Ode on the Death of Mr Henry Purcell, and works by Dufay, Schutz, Purcell, Grandi and J. S. Bach. Concert tickets: £20 (to include drinks during interval). There will be a 2-course supper served in the Founder's Library at 10 p.m.: tickets, £25. Further enquiries and booking form: Susan Ashcroft-Jones, The Development Office, New College, Oxford OX1 3BN. Tel.: 01865 279509, e-mail: develop@new.oxford.ac.uk.

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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.

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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

Prospect Research Manager, St Paul's Cathedral Foundation: excellent capital fundraising opportunity for motivated individual with database and research experience. For further details contact: Personnel Officer, The Chapter House, St Paul's Churchyard, London EC4M 8AD, tel.: 0207 246 8351, fax: 0207 248 3104, e-mail: personnelofficer@stpaulscathedral.org.uk. Closing date for applications: 5 Jan., 2001.

Centre for Socio-Legal Studies, Programme in Comparative Media Law and Policy: Oxford University's Programme in Comparative Media Law and Policy, seeks a part-time (80%) editorial and administrative assistant at the Programme's office at the Centre for Socio-Legal Studies, Wolfson College. The successful candidate will share responsibility for the organization and management of the Programme's many publication projects, including maintaining contacts with authors, editors, and publishers. Additionally, she/he will share in the administration of various other projects of the Programme, such as the visiting students programme, seminars and conferences. Applicants must be proficient in Microsoft Word, have editorial and proofreading experience, and be comfortable establishing work priorities in order to meet deadlines. The starting salary will be in the range of £16,775–£21,435. The position is available immediately, and applicants should send a full c.v. with the names and addresses of 2 referees, and cover letter to Louise Scott, PCMLP, Centre for Socio-Legal Studies, Wolfson College, Oxford, OX2 6UD (or by e-mail to: Louise.Scott@csls.ox.ac.uk). The closing date for applications is 8 Jan.

Casual Work: Jan.–Mar., 2001. Casual workers are required in the Museum of the History of Science, Broad Street, to assist with re-display of objects (lifting, carrying, preparing labels) and other tasks, inc. clerical work. Applicants should be physically fit and vailable for up to 4 hours per day, Mon.,–Fri. £5 per hour. Please contact: Penny Bayer, Administrator, Museum of the History of Science, Broad Street, Oxford OX1 3AZ. Tel.: 01865 277280 (9 a.m.–1 p.m.). E-mail: penny.bayer@mhs.ox.ac.uk

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Houses to Let

Modern, semi-detached 4-bedroom house, situated in a quiet cul-de-sac of Iffley Village. Large lounge, and kitchen/dining-room with ample off-street parking. Four minutes' walk to main bus routes on the Iffley Road. Available from 1 Jan., at £800 p.m. plus bills. Professionals and academics only. E-mail: sue.bridgford@virgin.net, or tel.: 01865 726283 for details.

Chapel Lane, Littlemore, £995 p.c.m.: brand new 3-bedroom family house, integral garage, garden, offered unfurnished, available now; Orchard Court, Rose Hill, £950 p.c.m.: semi-detached house to suit 3 or 4 sharers, parking, garden, fully furnished to good standard, available now. Lifestyle Letting and Management, 1 North Parade, Avenue, Oxford. Contact us for a full list of property: tel.: 01865 554577, fax: 01865 554578. E-mail: lifestyle-lettings@dial.pipex.com. Website: http://www.lifestyle-lettings.co.uk.

Two-bedroom, mid-terrace house on Sunningwell Road in Oxford, with conservatory and garden to the rear. The property is available fully-furnished until the end of the academic year, from the beg., of Jan., 2001. Available now at £750 p.c.m. For more details please call Julia at Finders Keepers, 226 Banbury Road, Summertown, Oxford, OX2 7BY, or tel.: 01865 311011. For a complete listing of our available properties please visit our Website at: www.finders.co.uk.

Riverside Victorian house available from 23 Dec.,–6 Jan.,2001, and from 20 May–4 June 2001: 3 double bedrooms, large kitchen/dining area with view over river, spacious lounge, nice garden, scenic riverside walks in both directions from front door, 10 minutes' to city centre, and 5 minutes' to train station on foot. £250 p.w., £400 for 2 weeks inc. Contact Quentin Sattentau, 01865 241178 after 5.30 p.m., or e-mail: quentin.sattentau@ic.ac.uk.

Modern detached cottage located in picturesque North Oxford village. Furnished to a high standard with 2 bedrooms, 2 reception rooms and study. Front and rear gardens with off-street parking, and garage. Walking distance to train station with links to Oxford. Available from end Dec. at £875 p.c.m. For more details please contact Julia at Finders Keepers, 226 Banbury Road, Summertown, Oxford, OX2 7BY, or tel.: 01865 311011. For a complete list of all our available properties please visit our Website at: 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 email us with details of your requirements and we will do whatever we can without obligation. Tel.: 01865 764533, fax: 764777, email: info@qbman.co.uk.

Make finding accommodation easy. Finders Keepers have a dedicated approach to helping you find the right property. Browse through our website 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. Email: oxford@finders.co.uk. Internet site: http://www.finders.co.uk.

Central North Oxford: new 4-bedroom townhouse with small garden and parking space, 2½ bathrooms, kitchen/breakfast room, utility room, dining room, living room. Newly furnished. Alarm system. Available immediately. £2,000 p.c.m. Contact 01865 861922 or e-mail: david.faulkner@chch.ox.ac.uk.

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Flats to Let

Summertown: smart, 1-bedroom furnished flat, with all amenities. Situated in private courtyard, with independent entrance. Three minutes' from Summertown shops. Option of private off-road parking space. Very comfortable and quiet, convenient location. £750 p.c.m. inc. service charge. Deposit and references required. Available mid-Dec. E-mail: mcintosc@oup.co.uk. Tel.: 01865 556767, ext., 4184.

Central North Oxford, 10 minutes' walk from city centre, University Parks, all main university buildings, and very close to the river. Available for short/long lets. Three exceptionally well-furnished, comfortable flats in extremely quiet, civilised, large Victorian house in this exclusive, leafy, residential Victorian suburb, with large, light, airy rooms: (1) Ground-floor, available from 1 March, 1 double, 1 single bedroom, large drawing-room, kitchen, bathroom. (2) First- flat available from 1 April, second-floor from 1 May. Each with large double bedroom, large drawing-room, kitchen, bathroom. Off-street parking, large secluded garden. Tel./fax: 01865 552400.

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Accommodation Offered

Single rooms available in up-market Victorian house on Iffley Road, 1 mile from city centre, sharing with friendly, working, professional non-smokers. Rent: £250–£295 p.c.m., inc. bills. Deposits and references required. Tel.: 01869 350372.

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.

Jericho: comfortable, sunny room. Share kitchen and bathroom with 1 other person. Own telephone line. Mature person preferred, non-smoker. £70 p.w. inc. all bills except telephone. Tel.: 01865 311766.

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, email: oxford@finders.co.uk. Internet site: http://www.finders.co.uk.

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Accommodation Sought

Retired academic wishing to return permanently from Australia, seeks house-sitting opportunities in or near Oxford in 2001 in order to house-hunt. Available for interview in Oxford after Christmas. Contact: V.D.Russell on 01869 338995 (Jan.), or 01865 762128 (Feb.).

Professional couple from Perth, Western Australia, with 2 children seek accommodation in Oxford or environs, about April 2001 for one year. We have a 4 bedroom house, with 2 bathrooms, 5 minuutes from the University of WA and from City centre, 10 minutes Cottesloe Beach. Contact Ed Hooper in Perth on 618 938 80440, 243 Heytesbury Road, Subiaco, WA 6008, e-mail: ed.hooper@aus.apachecorp.com.

Wanted to rent for 3 months, from 1 Feb., a 3-bedroom house, preferably unfurnished, for family with house-trained pets. Anywhere in or near Oxford considered. Please call 01865 511499, eves.

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 email 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 Sought to Rent or Exchange

I am an Australian GP researcher coming to Oxford for a 4-month sabbatical. My family (husband, and 2 sons aged 5 and 9 years) are looking for accommodation in or near Oxford, from July 2001 until end Oct. We have a 4-bedroom house–4 miles from the centre of Melbourne, Australia, so a house swap is also a possibility. Please e-mail: gunn@unimelb.edu.au if you have a suitable property, or if you are interested in a house swap.

Professional couple from Perth, Western Australia, with 2 children seek accommodation in Oxford or environs, about April 2001 for one year. We have a 4 bedroom house, with 2 bathrooms, 5 minuutes from the University of WA and from City centre, 10 minutes Cottesloe Beach. Contact Ed Hooper in Perth on 618 938 80440, 243 Heytesbury Road, Subiaco, WA 6008, or e-mail: ed.hooper@ous.apachecorp.com.

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Holiday Lets

Stroll through the olive groves in the land that gave Lorca his inspiration–accompanied walking holidays staying at Andalucia's luxurious La Posada del Torcal, recently awarded `The Most Excellent European Country Hotel' by the prestigious Johansens Hotel Guide. Four days walking, including delicious picnic lunches of local fayre. Two free days to enjoy a trip to the breathtaking Alhambra Palace in Granada; the famouse Mezquita in Cordoba, or the wonderful town of Ronda. Price (based on 2 people in a superior double room) is 176,000 pts per person, and includes Full English or buffet breakfast, a gourmet 3-course dinner from the A La Carte Menu, and car hire. You only need to book your flight. Tel: 00 34 952 031 177 or e-mail: laposada@mercuryin.es. Website: http://www.andalucia.com/posada-torcal.

Sea-flat on the rocks at Bantry Bay, Cape Town, with stunning ocean views from every room, with the sounds of waves at night, for rent at £1,000 p.m. Available Feb.–mid-Nov., 2001, and from Jan., 2002. Newly decorated in sea colours, sunny, warm in winter; big living-room, big outdoor terrace with sun-shades and dining area; 2 bedrooms, 1 with bath ensuite, shower; beautifully designed kitchen with dishwasher, microwave, and washer-drier. Please contact Christine Holt on 01865 285457, or e-mail: christine.holt@path.ox.ac.uk.

Pembrokeshire coast: warm, comfortable, small cottage near Fishguard unexpectedly available for winter breaks. Secluded but not remote. Ideal for windy clifftop walks, and coy evenings by the stove. Books supplied! Sleeps 3 plus. Pets welcome. Reasonable rates. Tel.: 01348 872080.

Spanish language courses in the luxurious surroundings of a Spanish Cortijo–La Posada del Torcal, winner of the prestigious Johansens Hotel Guide Most Excellent European Country Hotel of the Year Award. Courses are run by a qualified native Spanish teacher, and include 7 nights half-board in a superior double room, car hire, 25 hours of tuition–study books provided, and coffee and light refreshments during study time. This small hotel is renowned for its standards of excellence, service and relaxing atmosphere. The rural location, stunning views and beautiful decor provide the ideal place to learn the language, opening up new horizons, and changing your perspective of Andalucia and its people. Price: (based on 2 people in a superior double room), 141,000 pts per person. Tel.: 00 34 952 031 177, or e-mail: laposada@mercuryin.es. Website: http://www.andalucia.com/posada-torcal.

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 all year. Contact Rosa Albero/Conrado Martinez on 01865 463128, e-mail: Rosa333@yahoo.com, or conrado.martinez@linacre.ox.ac.uk.

Relaxing winter sun short breaks in rural Andalucia, staying at the luxurious country hotel, the award-winning La Posada del Torcal. The relaxing, unhurried, and intimate atmosphere at the hotel allows you to unwind and forget those winter blues! Three nights half-board in a superior double room, car hire, unlimited use of the hotels' facilities–heated jacuzzi, sauna and gymnasium, and complimentary maps and routes for walking from the hotel are all included in the price of 52,500 pts per person, based on two people per room. A 10% discount is also given on aromatherapy massage treatments, horse-riding and mountain bike hire. Tel.: 00 34 952 031 177 or e-mail: laposada@mercuryin.es. Website: http://www.andalucia.com/posada-torcal. n

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