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Memorial Mass

28 Oct., 12 noon: a Memorial Mass for Dr Kitty (Keturah) Little (Somerville, D.Phil. 1949), 1922–99, at the Carmelite Priory, Boars Hill, Oxford. Tel. for further details: 01865 792965.

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Concert

Christ Church Festival Orchestra will perform the following at 8 p.m. on Fri., 24 Nov., in Christ Church Cathedral: Vaughan Williams, overture, The Wasps; Finzi, Clarinet Concerto (Sophie Biddell); Vivaldi, `Spring' and `Summer' from The Four Seasons; Beethoven, RomanceNo. 2; Monti, Czárdás(Aline Nassif, violin). Conductor: James Ross. Tickets £8 (£5, students and under 18) from the Oxford Playhouse and on the door. Oxford Playhouse: 01865 798600.

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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: `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

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.

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 9-6, Sat 9-12.30.

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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 our Christmas Fair in the Club Room at 13 Norham Gardens on Wednesday, 6 Dec., at 10.30 a.m.

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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 hours).

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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

Transcribing Service: interview tapes etc., transcribed, any subject. Recent academic references available. £8 per hour. Tel.: Antony Mann on 01865 716451.

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.

Computer Assistance, your friendly and local one-stop shop for computer advice, expertise and parts, can get your system working for you. We offer full support for Mac, PC, and laptops. Full office facilities for word- processing, printing, scanning, web-surfing, etc. 368 Cowley Road (corner of Howard St.). Tel.: 01865 451177.

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Domestic Services

Liontamer wanted: busy parents need someone to care for our children, 1–2 days a week. Four children (2 at school, 1 at nursery school half-time, toddler at home). Hours and pay negotiable. Contact Justin or Siân Lewis-Anthony on 01865 722956.

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, scholl age. Our aim is to provide the best possible care for your family. Tel.: Lynda on 01235 524462, mobile: 0402 068165.

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Situations Vacant

Christ Church Cathedral School (www.cccs.org.uk): Bursar required for January 2001. This prestigious choir school seeks an imaginative and capable Bursar, who will have a key role in seeing it through the next stage of its development. The successful candidate will have a flexible approach and is likely to have a commercial background. There is an attractive remuneration package, and a full-time position may be available. Applications by 27 October (including c.v. and the names and contact details of two referees) to: The Headmaster, Christ Church Cathedral School, 3 Brewer Street, Oxford OX1 1QW (tel.: 01865 242561).

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Houses to Let

Wheatley: attractive, 3-bedroom cottage with garage. Available immediately. Would suit an overseas famil. £650 p.c.m. excl. bills. Tel.: 01932 563335.

Old Marston, close to Oxford city, University, hospitals, and medical school: 1-bedroom house with small garden, study, sitting-room, kitchen, bathroom, etc. Ideal for couple or single person. Easy parking. Available immediately at £545 p.c.m. or near offer plus bills. Tel.: 01865 558743, e-mail: ann@drann.org.uk.

Charming, self-contained, furnished cottage attached to old Cotswold house. Beautiful, 35 mile open view in quiet village, 7 minutes' from Charlbury Station (11 minutes' from Oxford). One double bedroom, 1 single/office, 2 bathrooms, 33ft (10 m) long sitting-room, conservatory/dining-room, kitchen and utility room. Extensive cupboard space. Suit academic/professional, single or couple. long or short lets considered. Regret no children or pets. £695 p.c.m. Exceptional–should be viewed. Tel.: 01993 878632. Available from 30 Oct.

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.

Renovated 2-bedroom house in Marlborough Road, south Oxford, overlooking large meadow. Tastefully fitted bathroom and kitchen. Ten minutes' walk from Oxford centre. Available 1 Dec. £750 p.c.m. Suit professional couple. Dr P. Collett, tel.: 01865 744073, e-mail: peter.collett@psy.ox.ac.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

Self-contained furnished flat attached to family house in Hailey, a quiet village 12 miles west of Oxford. Own entrance, living-room/bedroom, separate kitchen, shower and w.c., c.h., telephone, use of washing-machine; parking, public transport to Witney and Oxford. £300 p.c.m. inc. bills. Suit professional person, preferably a non-smoker. Tel.: 01993 772403, e-mail: musson_nuttall@msn.com, or mussond@oup.co.uk.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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

Visiting American Professor requires a 2-bedroom house or apartment to rent in Oxford for the period from 10 Jan.–1 March 2001. 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.

Visiting American Professor requires a 3-bedroom house or apartment to rent in Oxford for the period from 1 Feb.–end April 2001. 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.

Professional couple and one, as yet unqualified baby, are looking to rent an unfrunished 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

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.

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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. n

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