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Spirit of Peace 2001

A Festival of Sacred Music and Art, Holywell Music Room, Holywell Street, Sat., 10 Nov., 2.30 p.m.–10 p.m. `In aid of Amnesty International'. Featuring Oxford Gamelan Society, Oxford Drum Troupe, Oxford City Bellringers and many others, including poetry and story telling. Tickets: £10 on door, £8 in advance. Contact Glyn on 01865 450304, or e-mail: nabarz@hotmail.com, for further information.

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Magdalen College School Open Morning

Sat., 12 Jan., 9.30 a.m.–12 noon. With only 100 boys in the Junior School (7–11) and 500 boys in the Senior School (11–18), Magdalen provides a warm, friendly environment where each boy is encouraged to make his mark. Academic standards are very high and boys participate enthusiastically in the wide range of extra-curricular activities on offer. For information about applications contact: cdickinson@admissions.magadalen.oxon.sch.uk.

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Concert

His Majesty's Sagbutts & Cornetts, specialists in royal music from an earlier era, join Fiori Musicali Choir at St Barnabas Church, N. Oxford, Sun., 4 Nov., 8 p.m. for Victoria's Requiem, written for the obsequies of the Spanish Dowager Empress Maria in 1603. Tickets: £3–£15 available from Tickets Oxford, Beaumont Street, tel.: 01865 798600, from the Classic Concerts Box Office, tel.: 01327 35 26 26, or on the door.

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Exhibition

Alison Harper: an exhibition of paintings and drawings, at Wolfson College, Oxford OX2 6UD, 29 Oct.,–16 Nov. Open daily 10 a.m.–4 p.m. subject to college commitments. Visitors are advised to ring the college lodge, 01865 274100, beforehand.

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Lecture

The Jawaharlal Nehru Memorial Trust and Trinity College, Cambridge: Asma Jahangir, Human Rights lawyer, and former Chair of the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan, will give the 24th Nehru Memorial Lecture on Human Rights in South Asia; Thurs., 22 Nov., 6.30 p.m. in Room 3, Mill Lane Lecture Rooms, Cambridge. The lecture is open to all.

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Society for Graduates

Meetings are held on Fri., at 8 p.m. in the University Club, Halifax House, 6 South Parks Road, Oxford (use bell push for entry). Visitors are welcome. Graduates of any university and of all ages are eligible for membership. Subscriptions: Members, £5 per term; Visitors: £1.50 per meeting: 9 Nov., Tomb of Christ: New Discoveries, Prof. Martin Biddle, Medieval Archaeologist; 16 Nov., Dilemmas in health care, Dr Max Blythe, Medical Historian; 23 Nov., Visual impairment and the civil society in China, Stephen Hallett, China Specialist. Joint Presidents: Derek Phillips, tel.: 01865 556117, and Anita Segar, tel.: 01865 730574.

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Oxford University Newcomers' Club

The Newcomers' Club exists to welcome the spouses and partners of newly arrived graduates, visiting academics to the University, and newly appointed academics. The Club meets at 13 Norham Gardens on Wed. mornings, 10.30 a.m.–12 noon, starting on 3 Oct. The second-hand room operates from the basement at the same time. Newcomers with toddlers meet on Fri. mornings, 10.15 a.m.–12 noon, starting on 5 Oct. There will be a Christmas Fair, in the Club Room, Wed. 5 Dec., 10.30 a.m.

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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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Books Bought and Sold

New Bookshop in St Aldates: St Philip's Books (proprietor Christopher Zealley) has opened a bookroom at 82 St Aldates, Oxford (entrance in passageway beneath the Elizabeth Restaurant). We carry over 6000 rare and secondhand books, chiefly in the areas of Theology and History. Callers welcome between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. Mon.,–Fri. Collections or single volumes purchased for stock (tel.: 01865 202182). Web site at: www.stphilipsbooks.co.uk.

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Portrait Painting

Your portrait painted from life: in oil or watercolour. Also paintings of your pet or house. Fees from £100. Tel.: 01865 768775 for more details.

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Counselling

Problems? Oxford Integrative Counsellors offer low cost counselling in a safe and supportive environment. People seek help for a variety of reasons and sharing your situation with a skilled counsellor can lead to a deeper understanding and appreciation of your life's patterns. Initial introductory meeting free of charge. Tel.: 01865 558482.

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Magdalen College School Open Morning

Sat., 12 Jan., 9.30 a.m.–12 noon. With only 100 boys in the Junior School (7–11) and 500 boys in the Senior School (11–18), Magdalen provides a warm, friendly environment where each boy is encouraged to make his mark. Academic standards are very high and boys participate enthusiastically in the wide range of extra-curricular activities on offer. For information about applications contact: cdickinson@admissions.magadalen.oxon.sch.uk.

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Office Accommodation

Admin. annexe available in secluded North Oxford garden: 4 rooms, complete facilities, ideal location, self-contained, own entrance, parking. Three minutes' town centre. Tel.: 01865 554326 (mornings).

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Services Offered

Town and Country Trees: arboricultural contractors; modern arboricultural techniques; local authority approved; safeguarded by full Public Liability insurance. Free advice and quotations. Tel.: 0845 458 2980 or 07976 261850 (mobile).

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.: 01865 514655, fax: 514656, e-mail: summertown@020.mbe.uk.com, also at: 94 London Road, Oxford. Tel.: 01865 741729, fax: 01865 742431, e-mail: staff@mbeheadington.co.uk.

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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.: 01865 726983 or 01235 555533.

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Tuition Offered

Singing Lessons: Mary Moore, mezzo-soprano. Professional singer and performer (ex-BBC singers), and highly experienced teacher, has a few vacancies for new students. I take students of all ages and standards, including diploma level, and degree work, for voice development and performance skills, as well as singing for fun! Tel.: Mary Moore, 01865 455516, Mobile: 07812 147574, e-mail: marymoore@ntlworld.com.

Piano lessons for all ages and levels, also accompanying, by Ana Mladenovic. Tel.: 01865 778248 or 07779 580235, or e-mail: pujsana@hotmail.com.

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Situations Vacant

Audio-visual and IT Technician (Average 10 hrs p.w.): required for evening/weekend work and 1 half-day per week (3 hrs), to assist with multimedia presentations, and undertake routine AV/IT work. You must be customer-focused and a flexible team player with good communications skills. Previous AV/IT experience preferred, but training will be given. Flexible hours required evenings and weekends, arranged on a week by week basis. £6.50 per hour. Free access to car parking, sports, and other College social facilities is provided. Shared offices and some other public areas within College are no-smoking areas. Visit www.templeton.ox.ac.uk/jobs for further details or contact HR Office, Templeton College, University of Oxford, Kennington, Oxford OX1 5NY. Tel.: 01865 422769. E-mail: HR@templeton.ox.ac.uk.

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Houses to Let

Renovated 2-bedroom house in Marlborough Road, south Oxford, overlooking large meadow. Tastefully fitted bathroom and kitchen. Ten minutes' walk from Oxford centre. Available early Nov., £775 p.c.m. Suit professional couple. Dr P. Collett, tel.: 01865 744073, e-mail: collett.research@virgin.net.

Detached house to let in Kidlington: very close to local sports centre (3 minutes walk); shops and restaurants similar distance; very frequent bus service (24 hr) also very close. The house has 3 bedrooms, conservatory and utility (equipped with washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher and freezer). Large secluded garden maintained by gardener. Available immediately. Non-smokers only please. £800 p.c.m. Contact Vanessa or Alan on 01869 338821.

Lifestyle Letting & Management, 1 North Parade Avenue: Hayfield Road, Central North Oxford–£895 p.c.m. Charming Victorian 2-bedroom terrace property, close to the colleges and schools. Fully furnished and equipped to a good standard. Would ideally suit an academic individual or couple. Contact us for a full list of property: tel.: 01865 554577, fax: 01865 554578, e-mail: lifestyle-lettings@dial.pipex.com, Web site: www.letitbetter.co.uk.

Family Home: large spacious family house in Woodstock/Thorncliffe Road, with light wooden floors throughout; hall, large kitchen/dining room with Aga, sitting- room with open fireplace; master bedroom with en suiteshower room, 3/4 further bedrooms, and 2 further bathrooms; cellar, garden and off-street parking for 2 cars. Available Nov. Part furnished/unfurnished. Suit family or 2 couples. £1,800 but offers considered. Tel.: 01865 510202 or e-mail Katia@wbr.co.uk.

A fully furnished, substantial detached 4-bedroom family house, within easy walking distance of the shops and amenities of Headington: 2 double bedrooms, 2 single, large sunny sitting-room with French windows onto mature private garden, separate dining room. Available 1 Nov., £1,400 p.c.m. For further information on this and other properties available please contact Gay Hawley at Finders Keepers, 27 St Clements, Oxford OX4 1AB, or tel.: 01865 200012.

Lovely old house (wing of Old Rectory), 5 miles from Oxford centre in Old Kidlington, available now: huge farmhouse kitchen/dining room; large sitting-room; 2 large double bedrooms; bathroom; utility room. Communal garden and orchard. On No 2 bus route (every 15 mins), and walking distance to shops and amenities. References essential. £850 p.c.m. Phone 01865 513816 office hours and 01865 842103 evenings and weekends.

Delightful fully furnished, centrally heated 3-bedroom modified 19th- century farm cottage, with 1.8 acre garden, to let from 28 Nov. Located less than 1 mile from the Headington roundabout. Has its own wood and brook! Ideal for visiting academic. £950 p.m. Please contact Professor Nick White, e-mail: fnnjw@diamond.mahidol.ac.th, or phone his secretary in Oxford on 01865 220970.

Attractive 2-bedroom furnished cottage in quiet village near Abingdon, 9 miles from Oxford centre: own garden, secluded position. Good bus services to Oxford and nearby towns, 5 minutes from Didcot station. Good local amenities. Available from now. For details please call 01235 848356.

Beautifully refurbished terrace house in charming street in heart of central north Oxford, within few minutes' walk of Radcliffe Infirmary, Green, College, St Antony's College and St Anne's College: luxuriously furnished and fully carpeted, with 2 sitting rooms, 1 double and 1 single bedroom; outstanding large conservatory, dining room, and fully fitted kitchen with washing machine, drier, and dishwasher; large furnished basement, to be used as study or extra bedroom; bathroom and separate toilet; burglar alarm system; gas c.h.; 3 telephones; beautiful garden with parking space. Available early Nov., at £1,650 p.m. Tel.: Mrs Rani Lall, 01865 559614, mobile 07803 607112.

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: 01865 556993. E-mail: oxford@finders.co.uk. Internet site: http://www.finders.co.uk.

Kiln Lane, Headington: unfurnished 2-bedroom cottage-style property recently converted, and refurbished to high standard. Quiet location adjacent to Shotover. Central heating. Car parking. Available now £475 p.c.m. Contact Brooks Property Management on 01865 728597.

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Flats to Let

Bright, modern 2-bedroom apartment (sitting-room, kitchen, bathroom, en suiteshower room) in South Park/St Clements area (ideal for city centre, hospitals, London and airport coaches, and shopping), secure parking, communal garden, g.c.h., unfurnished (but with fridge-freezer, washer-dryer, curtains, lamps), available Jan., 2002, £770 p.c.m. Contact: frank.muller@history.ox.ac.uk. Tel.: 01865 791708.

Delightful self-contained recently built mews flat unexpectedly available (grad student returning to the USA), to rent from 1 Dec., for minimum of 6 months. Grandpont South Oxford, approx. 10 minutes walk from city centre. Large sitting- room with sunny terrace. Double bedroom, kitchen and bathroom. Suit non-smoking graduate couple. £600 p.c.m. plus bills. Tel.: 01865 244587.

Central North Oxford, quality large 1-bedroom unfurnished flat, backed onto garden and canal in excellent residential area. Close to centre, amenities, university departments, and Port Meadow. Suits non-smoking professional/couple. No children/pets. £650 p.c.m., available Nov. Tel.: 07909 915733.

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. Two exceptionally well-furnished, comfortable flats (first and second floor) in extremely quiet, civilised, large Victorian house in this exclusive, leafy, residential Victorian suburb, with large, light, airy rooms. Each with large double bedroom, large drawing-room, kitchen, bathroom. Off-street parking, large secluded garden. First-floor available Nov., second-floor available Jan. Tel./fax: 01865 552400.

Spacious two room, furnished flat in large country house near Abingdon, 9 miles from Oxford centre. Available for short lets from now. Good bus services and local amenities, 5 minutes from Didcot station. For details please call 01235 848356.

Lifestyle Letting & Management, 1 North Parade Avenue, Oxford: Apsley Court, Woodstock Road–£850 p.c.m. Modern first floor apartment with off-street parking. Offering 2 double bedrooms, and 2 bathrooms. Furnished and available now. Ideal for couple or 2 sharers. Contact us for a full list of property: tel.: 01865 554577, fax: 01865 554578, e-mail: lifestyle-lettings@dial.pipex.com, Web site: www.letitbetter.co.uk.

Woodstock: spacious 1-bedroom flat to let in quiet area, and within easy walking distance of this picturesque town. The flat is in excellent condition and suitbale for either a single professional person or couple. Not suitable for children, pets or smokers. The accommodation comprises hallway, kitchen, sitting-room, bedroom, and bathroom. Garage in block. Available now. Rent £550 p.c.m. Tel./fax: 01993 704666 or e-mail: office@habgood-and-mammatt.co.uk.

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Accommodation Offered

Individual study bedroom available in purpose built residential block in rural outskirts of Oxford. Ideal accommodation for single academic or professional for up to 6 months. Located 3 miles from Oxford city centre with cycle routes to the centre. Maintained communal areas and extensive landscaped gardens with swimming pool, and private parking. For more information please contact Julia at Finders Keepers, 226 Banbury Road, Summertown, Oxford OX2 7BY. Tel.: 01865 302344 or visit the Finders Keepers Web site for a full list of all available properties at www.finders.co.uk.

Charming terrace house, very near to Magdalen Bridge in quiet side- street, available from Jan.,–mid-March, while owners are on leave: fully furnished, 2 bedrooms plus study, gas c.h., all utilities. Very frequent bus service. Friendly cat to feed (neighbours can help). Weekly cleaner. £175 p.w. Tel.: 01865 251110, or e-mail: tom.kuhn@st-hughs.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: 01865 556993, e-mail: oxford@finders.co.uk. Internet site: http://www.finders.co.uk.

Available by the week for visitors to Oxford: self-contained, fully- furnished studio flat, centrally located in Kingston Road. En suite shower, toilet and washbasin, and fully-equipped kitchen area. Sleeps 2. £280 p.w. all inc. British Tourist Board aproved 3 Starts. For further information tel.: 01865 516913 or visit: http://www.oxfordcity.co.uk/accom/studioflat.

Paying guests, visiting academics, welcomed for short or long stays in the comfortable home of a semi-retired academic couple, in exclusive, quiet, leafy central north Oxford, within walking distance of all main university buildings, town centre, parks, river, good shops, and restaurants. All rooms have colour TV, tea-/coffee-making facilities, microwave, and refrigerator and/or refrigerator, and deep-freeze availability, c.h., and independent heating. Breakfast included in the very moderate terms. Tel./fax: 01865 557879.

Delightful rooms in North Oxford available now. £45 p.w. Book by telephone or fax: 01865 511657 or e-mail: mcadex@gofornet.co.uk.

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Accommodation Sought

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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Accommodation Exchange

Exchange, Mon.,–Fri. (except hols.), negotiable, my maisonette in E. Oxford for your flat in W. London. Tel.: 01865 790748.

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Holiday Lets

France (Tarn et Garonne): renovated farmhouse in over 1 acre with pool, surrounded by unspoilt countryside; sleeps 6 plus 1 bedroom with 5 single beds; 3 km from medieval village of Lauzerte, Toulouse airport 1 hour, auto-route from Bordeaux 2 hours. Winter lets from 3 Nov. Rentals negotiable. Tel.: 01367 810218 or 01494 864573.

Costa del Sol: seaside residence, sleeps 2; lovely views and gardens. Book now for stay. £70 p.w. Book by telephone/fax: 01865 511657, or e-mail: mcadex@gofornet.co.uk.

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House for Sale

Barton Lane, Headington: OIEO £230,000. Well-presented box bay fronted, semi-detached house built circa 1928. Easy access to central Headington amenities, the John Radcliffe Hospital, and Brooks University; 3 bedrooms, en suiteshower room, family bathroom, through lounge 28 ft x 11ft 3ins, modern fully- fitted kitchen. Own driveway and garage. Private garden. Gas c.h., d.g. Tel.: 01865 760639.

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