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The University of Oxford Shop

Invites all University members of staff to a double discount day on Tues. 12 Dec. Twenty per cent off all purchases on production of a valid staff identification card. For a wide selection of gifts for Christmas, choose from: 2001 calendars and diaries; hand-painted china; calligraphy sets and scented inks; framed prints, and originals by local artists; Botanic design bone china, and linen range; plus many more exciting gifts. The University of Oxford Shop, 106 High St., Oxford OX1 4BW. Online shopping at: E-mail: Tel.: 01865 247414. Opening hours: Mon.–Sat. 9 a.m.–5.30 p.m. Also Sun. 3 Dec., and 10 Dec., 11 a.m.–4 p.m.

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Oxford University Museum of Natural History Shop

You are invited daily, 12 p.m–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. Telephone enquiries and credit card sales: 01865 272961.

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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; view them 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, 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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Writer(s) Needed

Editor seeking to include chapters on the pharmacology and medical history of cannabis/general biochemistry, and biomass fuel potential of cannabis in a definitive monograph on hemp. Flat fee plus royalties. Contact:

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Tuition Offered

Computing, IT, and Internet tuition: Computing Consultant with over 10 years of IT experience, very well qualified. Able to teach all aspects of computing, the Web, programming, spreadsheets, databases etc. General tuition or specific problem solving. Tel.: 07773 391282.

The Alliance Francaise will run intensive revision courses in French for A, A/S levels, and GCSE students over the Christmas holidays. For details on these and all other courses, please ring 01865 310946.

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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:

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

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

Central Oxford, with free accommodation? Like children? Practical and reliable? We are seeking a part-time Matron to live and work in a community of musically-gifted children (7–13 years), from April 2001 (or earlier). Full board and lodging, and NNEB pay-scale. Either a 1-term or permanent appointment is available. Application by c.v. (inc. contact details of two referees) to: Headmaster, Christ Church Cathedral School, 3 Brewer Street, Oxford OX1 1QW. Tel.: 01865 242561, e-mail: Closing date: 6 Dec.

After-school supervisor needed. We wish to appoint a reliable adult to run an After-School Care Club, for 4–7 year olds. Applications to the Headmaster, Christ Church Cathedral School, 3 Brewer Street, Oxford OX1 1QW (inc. contact details for 2 referees). E-mail: Fax: 01865 202945. Closing date 8 Dec.

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Houses to Let

Lifestyle Letting and Management, 1 North Parade Avenue, Oxford: Finch Close, Headington, £900 p.c.m.: semi-detached family house, private garage, garden, fully-furnished to good standard, available now; Rewley Park, city centre, £895 p.c.m.: new 2-bedroom townhouse, off-street parking, garden, very nicely furnished, available now. Contact us for a full list of property. Tel.: 01865 554577, fax: 01865 554578. E-mail:, Website

Charming 2-bedroom period cottage, with open fire, and garden studio, in delightful village of Brill (Oxford 9 miles). Furnished, available for 6 months. Tel.: 020 7482 2527.

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: Internet site:

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. Rail link to Oxford. Available from late Dec., at £950 p.c.m. For more information please contact Julia at Finders Keepers, 226 Banbury Road, Summertown, Oxford OX2 7BY. Tel.: 01865 311011, e-mail:, or visit our Website at

Quiet terrace house, available early Dec., for long or short let. Situated in West Oxford, near meadows and river. One double bedroom, 1 single bedroom/study, large kitchen with washing machine, gas cooker, fridge and freezer, dining room, lounge and sitting-room, 40 ft garden and patio, gas c.h., bathroom with power shower. Newly decorated. Very convenient for train station, 15 minutes' walk from town centre. £690 p.m. exc. bills. E-mail: Tel.: 01223 332390.

Pretty, old (partly 17th-c.), well-appointed house in south Oxford for rent from mid-March to late Sept., 2001. Ten minutes' bus-ride from town centre, 1 minutes' drive from ring road. Living room with wood-burning stove, stone-floored dining room, conservatory, kitchen, utility room, 2 bedrooms, third bedroom/study, upstairs bathroom with shower. Lovely walled garden, parking for 2 cars. Close to shops, P.O. Rent negotiable in return for help with the garden. Sorry, visiting academics only. E-mail:, or phone 01865 279257.

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 email us with details of your requirements and we will do whatever we can without obligation. Tel.: 01865 764533, fax: 764777, email:

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Flats to Let

Available Dec., central Headington close to hospitals, spacious 2-bedroom flat in private road, with parking. Recently re-furbished throughout. Fully-furnished, fitted kitchen, c.h., all amenities, small garden. Professionals and academics only. £650 p.c.m. Phone 01865 768504 eves.

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- and second-floor flats available from 1 April. Both with large double bedroom, large drawing-room, kitchen, bathroom. Off-street parking, large secluded garden. Tel./fax: 01865 552400.

Off Iffley Road: suit couple, 1-bedroom, centrally-heated, ground-floor flat. Large sitting/dining-room with TV, well-equipped kitchen with microwave, fridge/freezer, washing-machine, shower- room/w.c. £605 p.c.m. inc. all bills, except phone. Deposit and references required. Available mid-Dec. Tel. Mary on 01865 244111 (daytime) or 01865 721194 (evenings).

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Accommodation Offered

Large room to let to professional woman (non-smoker) in comfortable house in Begbroke (near Woodstock and Kidlington). To share with similar and 2 cats. £300 p.c.m. inc. bills. Regular bus service to Oxford. Tel.: 01865 484886/373416.

Jericho: accommodation offered. 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.

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.

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: Internet site:

Room to let at the top of a quiet house in Bardwell Road, with independent access. £80 p.w. inc. c.h. Electricity is via a key meter, the cost shared between 2 (possibly 3) people, as is the telephone bill. Suit postgraduate. Please ring 01865 554245.

Excellent value rooms currently available, set in woodland with swimming pool. Ideal for a single academic or professional. Located 3 miles from Oxford with bus and cycle routes nearby. Available now at £275 p.c.m. inc. of council tax and utilities. For more information please contact Julia at Finders Keepers, 226 Banbury Road, Summertown, Oxford OX2 7BY. Tel.: 01865 311011, e-mail:, or visit our Website at

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Accommodation Sought

Woman university professor looking for house-sit, care of pets, plants etc., in Oxford or nearby during any period between 11 Dec.–3 Jan. Tel.: 01865 512747, or e-mail:

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.).

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: 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

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

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:, or

Magnificent old farmhouse in mid-Devon, available for long or short lets. Set in beautiful countryside with easy access to Dartmoor, Exmoor, and the coast. Log fires, antiques, piano, large garden. Pets and children welcome, sleeps eight. £30 per night (£35 in peak seasons). Tel.: 01993 878492, e-mail:

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House for Sale

Wolvercote, c. 1940s, mid-terrace house. Lovely interior, 3 bedrooms, living/dining room, kitchen, and bathroom. Well-kept front and rear gardens, side access, 3 miles from town centre near Port Meadow. OIRO £135,000. Tel.: 01865 552450 (eves.). n

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