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Friends of the Pitt Rivers Museum

Fiction, Fantasy and Freedom, or why on earth a Tibetan freedom fighter is writing Sherlock Holmes stories: Jamyang Norbu, Sat. 11 Nov. 7 p.m., Pitt Rivers Research Building, 64 Banbury Road, Oxford. £2. Don't miss this unique opportunity to hear a very lively speaker, with a wealth of experiences and knowledge to share! Wine and nibbles will be served following the talk and there will be an opportunity to meet the author.

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Oxford University Department for Continuing Education

Day schools to be held at Rewley House, 1 Wellington Square, Oxford: `A Fly-fisher's Entomology', Sat. 21 Oct., 9.15 a.m.–5.15 p.m. Course tutors: Professor Stephen Simpson and Dr George McGavin; `Henry James', Sat. 28 Oct., 9.30 a.m.–5 p.m. Director of Studies: Dr David Grylls; `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

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 Thursday, Friday, or Saturday 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 a.m–6 p.m., Sat. 9 a.m.–12.30 p.m.

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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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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: marymoore@ntlworld.com.

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Services Offered

Cleartype: Secretarial services. Established over 40 years, with experience in thesis typing. Manuscripts, books, CV's, business correspondence, photocopying, etc. Keyboard skills also taught. Contact us on: tel./fax: 01993 703418; mobile: 0771 3004673; e-mail: cleartype.secretarial@virgin.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.

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Domestic services

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.

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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Situations Vacant

Clare Hall, Cambridge: Research Fellowships in the Sciences. The Governing Body of Clare Hall proposes to elect one or more non-stipendiary Research Fellows in the Sciences for a period of three years starting mainly from October 2001. There are no restrictions on the age, sex, or previous standing, except that those who have previously held College Research Fellowships in Oxford or Cambridge are not eligible. The closing date for the receipt of applications is Friday 17th November 2000. Candidates are responsible for seeing that their curriculum vitae and references reach the College by this date. Application froms to be obtained from: The Tutorial Secretary, Clare Hall, Cambridge CB3 9AL.

Clare Hall, Cambridge: Research Fellowships, Arts and Social Sciences. The Governing Body of Clare Hall proposes to elect one stipendiary Research Fellow and one or more non-stipendiary Research Fellows in the Arts and Social Sciences for a period of three years starting mainly from October 2001. There are no restrictions on age, sex, or previous standing, except that those who have previously held College Research Fellowships in Oxford or Cambridge are not eligible. The closing date for the receipt of applications and references is Friday 17 November 2000. Candidates are responsible for seeing that curriculum vitae and references reach the College by this date. Application forms to be obtained from: The Tutorial Secretary, Clare Hall, Cambridge CB3 9AL. Candidates will be asked on their applications to state whether, in the event of their not being elected to the stipendiary fellowship, they would be willing to accept a non-stipendiary fellowship; before elections for such a fellowship, candidates would need to demonstrate to the Committee that they will have financial support from other sources.

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Houses to Let

Unfurnished, 3-bedroom house in North Oxford. Short distance from Summertown shops. Newly renovated, quick walk to buses, easy access to ring-road. Professional sharers considered. £1000 p.c.m. For more information 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.

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.

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Flats to Let

Park Town: basement flat in quiet, pleasant area with access to central gardens; large, sunny bedsitting room, large kitchen, bathroom; furnished and newly completely redecorated and carpeted. Suitable for quiet non-smoker. £450 p.c.m. inc. heating, light, and hot water. Available for long-term let. Tel.: 01865 554908.

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.

Luxury 1-bedroom fully furnished flat off Woodstock Road, very close to town. The flat is available for Hilary Term, but the rental can be extended until summer. I am looking for a quiet, postdoctoral student or visiting fellow/couple, who will take good care of the flat. Rent £600 p.m. but with the right person can be negotiated. Please contact Louise Haagh on: louise.haagh@sant.ox.ac.uk, or daytime on 01865 274503. Messages can be left at St Antony's College lodge.

Superb location: walk to the city centre, Jericho and colleges from this 2-bedroom, furnished flat. Large sitting/dining room, double and single bedrooms, garage. Immediately available. £800 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.

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.

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Accommodation Offered

Pleasant room available in spacious, bright, furnished shared cottage, Harwell, 10 miles south of Oxford. All facilities. Gas c.h. Off-road parking. £240 p.c.m. plus bills. Tel.: 01234 445837 (day), 01235 835742 (eves.), e-mail: a.de.rudder@rl.ac.uk or ross.morgan@nrpb.org.uk.

Very large bright basement room for rent (daytime use only) in our home in north central Oxford: centrally heated, own access, telephone, bathroom and cooking facilities. Ideal as study or artist/writer's studio, occasional overnight stays negotiable. £75 weekly. Phone 01865 557932.

A room in house, with garden, in Headington, plus week-day evening meals, on condition of readiness for roughly 10 hours a week of babysitting. Ring 01865 761688.

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.

Single room available in spacious 3-bedroom house in Iffley village: all mod cons., garden, own parking; friendly, relaxed household; non- smoking cat-lover sought. £250 p.c.m. plus bills. Available immediately. Tel.: 07967 485666.

North Oxford : independent male graduate to share quiet house facing Port Meadow. Spacious room. £54 p.w. inc. fuel. Tel.: 01865 515379.

Summertown flat, 300 yards from shops: large furnished bed- sitter with fitted carpet, kitchenette (fridge), and bathroom, all in one self- contained area on second floor of family house, available from 1 Dec.; c.h., telephone; rent inc. all bills, except telephone and a small charge for water- heater. Highly reduced rent for one quiet, non-smoking tenant (over one year). Yearly contract and references required. Not suitable for couples or sharing. Write: Dr S.L. Altmann, Brasenose College, Oxford OX1 4AJ; e-mail: simon.altmann@bnc.ox.ac.uk.

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

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: andrewmhynes@hotmail.com.

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

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.

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.

Villa to let in Meyrargues (France): 16 km. from Aix-en- Provence, near Luberon, a modern large villa, furnished (sleeps 6/7), 4 bedrooms, bathroom with separate WC, fully-fitted kitchen, large garden and parking, pool (13 x 6 m.), pool-house, large bowling alley, daily help available. Photos on the Web. French francs 5000–9000 weekly according to season. Tel.: 00 33 478 60 82 95, e-mail: resplenaix@aol.com. For further details: 01865 739327.

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Houses for sale

Summertown, 4-bedroom house (or 3 plus study), garage and partially covered off-road parking, convenient for local shops, gas-fired c.h., front and rear gardens, rear enjoying southerly aspect enclosed with patio area, lawn, shrub and plant beds. £249,950. Tel.: 0117 962 1086.

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

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.

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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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