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Concert

The Oxford Philomusica, Oxford's professional orchestra, continues its Beethoven Series, introduced by ITN's John Suchet, in a concert at the Sheldonian Theatre on Fri., 18 Jan., 8 p.m., featuring the great master's sublime 4th Piano Concerto, and 2nd Symphony. The piano soloist and conductor is the orchestra's Music Director, Marios Papadopoulos. Tickets: students from £5. Box Office: 01865 305305 or online: www.oxfordphil.com.

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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.magdalen.oxon.sch.uk.

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Periodicals Bought and Sold

Back-issues of scholarly periodicals and journals bought and sold (not scientific or medical). Graham Jeffrey, Periodicals (est. 1967), 29 Cuddesdon Road, Horspath, Oxford OX33 1JD. Tel.: 01865 872528, fax: 776398. E-mail: gjeffrey1@compuserve.com.

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Antiques Bought and Sold

Antiques and decorative objects bought and sold: desks and library furniture always wanted, also garden stonework. Please call: Greenway Antiques, 90 Corn Street, Witney, Oxon. Open Mon.,–Fri., 9.30 a.m.–5 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m.–4 p.m. Tel.: 01993 705026, mobile: 07831 585014.

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Garage to Let

Garage in Walton Lane, between OUP and Worcester College, about ¼ mile from the railway station, and city centre. To let at £100 per month. Tel.: 01865 512023 or 0788 1951 264 (please leave contact details).

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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 Rd., Oxford; tel.: 01865 741729, fax: 01865 742431, e-mail: staff@mbeheadington.co.uk.

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Domestic Services

Author seeks animal-sitter(s): 3 small dogs, 3 fat cats, offered in exchange for free accommodation (4 bedrooms) for 4 months from 1 Mar. in Irish village 1 hour from Cork city. Heating, electricity, large library provided. Tel./fax: 00 353 58 54367.

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

Piano tuition in your home: Andrew Bottrill, GGSM, MA, teacher at St Helen's School, Portland Place School, and The Royal College of Music, has vacancies for piano, theory and composition tuition - all levels and ages welcome. E-mail: aeb29@yahoo.co.uk, or mobile 07815 770378.

Cello lessons: highly respected teacher; adults and children; all standards from beginners to highly advanced. Andrew Zreczycki has been a professional cellist for many years, and has studied under Anner Bijlsma and Derek Simpson, Professor of Cello at RCM. Contact Andrew on 01865 849824, mobile: 07786 914622, e-mail: andrewzr@hotmail.com.

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Situations Vacant

Accommodation Manager (35 hrs per week):Wycliffe Hall, Oxford, a thriving and friendly Theological College of the Church of England, and a Permanent Private Hall of the University of Oxford. The person appointed will oversee and develop the use of the college's facilities, and buildings both on and off site, managing a domestic and maintenance team, and ensuring good management of college accommodation. Further details from: The College Administrator, Wycliffe Hall, 54 Banbury Road, Oxford OX2 6PW. E-mail: helen.mitchell@wycliffe.ox.ac.uk. Closing date: 9 a.m. Thur. 24 Jan.

Finance Assistant (7-14 hrs per week): Wycliffe Hall, Oxford, a thriving and friendly Theological Coolege of the Church of England, and a Permanent Private Hall of the University of Oxford. The person appointed will assist the Bursar with basic but important accounting tasks, and other tasks as required in the financial management of the college. Further details from: The College Administrator, Wycliffe Hall, 54 Banbury Road, Oxford, OX2 6PW. E-mail: helen.mitchell@wycliffe.ox.ac.uk. Closing date: 9 a.m., Thur. 24 Jan.

Bibliographic Researchers needed: the New Dictionary of National Biography is looking for experienced and computer-literate bibliographic researchers, preferably with some copy-editing, proofreading, or keyboarding experience, for casual in-house work. Must be able to work at least 17.5 hours per week. Contact Jane Thurgood on 01865 267055 for more information.

Part-time (0.3) Editorial Assistant/PA required for editor of religious journal working from central Oxford. Hours flexible–could suit parent of school-age children. Must have good computer skills. Salary on a par with University Clerical Grade 3 (approx. £4,100–£4,700). Further details from: the.way@campion.ox.ac.uk, or tel.: 01865 (2)86117.

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Houses to Let

Available Jan., unusual small cottage attached to main house. Open plan sitting-room, bedroom with shower. Beautiful country, ¼-mile A44 and Enstone. Regular buses to Oxford, mainline rail station 3 miles away. Suitable for single person. £350 p.c.m. inc. electricity. Tel.: 01608 677 527, fax: 01608 677 760.

Lifestyle Letting & Management, 1 North Parade Avenue: Ockham Mews, central North Oxford–£1,300 p.c.m. Immaculate mews house in this fashionable area of Oxford, offering 2 bedrooms, study, conservatory, gardens and garage. Fully furnished and equipped to an exceptional standard. Available on both short- and long-term lets. Please call Vicky on 01865 554577, fax: 01865 554578, e-mail: lifestyle-lettings@dial.pipex.com, Web site: www.letitbetter.co.uk.

Sunny 3-bedroom Victorian terrace with conservatory to let in East Oxford. Gas c.h.,washing machine, dishwasher, power shower, conservatory. £850 p.c.m., available from 15 Jan. Contact Rachel on 07939 109 585, 020 8677 1001, or e-mail: rachh@ukonline.co.uk.

Available immediately, a pretty Victorian 3-bedroom terrace house in East Oxford. Large Features include bay windows at the front of the property, and a vaulted ceiling in the kitchen. It has a large living room, and separate dining room.The property is to be let fully furnished and equipped. £900 p.c.m. Would suit an academic/professional family. For further information on this and other properties, please contact Gay Hawley at Finders Keepers at 27 St Clement's, tel.: 01865 200012, or e-mail: gayh@finders.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 soon, £775 p.c.m. Suit professional couple. Dr P. Collett, tel.: 01865 744073, e-mail: collett.research@virgin.net.

Comfortable family house in North Oxford: 2 minute walk from the Summertown shops, and easy bus access to the university. Fully furnished with a quiet garden. Excellent local schools. A spacious semi-detached house consisting of 3 bedrooms, study, large living room, kitchen and bathroom (bath and shower), with gas c.h. Street parking for car. Ideal for a visiting academic and his/her family. Available from 1 Mar. for 12 months. £1,000 p.m. (inc. water rates, exc. local council tax). Please contact: Dr Max Peberdy, e-mail: maxpeberdy@aol.com, or phone 020 86902442.

Old Headington: award-winning converted chapel, in a quiet secluded position among beech trees, 5 minutes' from John Radcliffe Hospital. Fully furnished. Living room, 2 storeys high, double bedroom, kitchen, bathroom, larder, garden, car parking space, gas c.h. £900 p.c.m. plus services. Tel.: 01865 768775.

Wheatley, detached house: quiet secluded area, lake (holds trout), walled garden (south facing), wildflower garden with beautiful trees; sunroom, gas-fired Aga, NTL computer links, 5 bedrooms (1 en suite), large kitchen/breakfast area facing south over garden. Open log fire in living room. Tons of storage space for furniture. You can use most of your own furniture if you wish or we will furnish. Primary school at bottom of hill, secondary school 20 minutes walk. £1,500 p.m. plus bills. Available mid-Dec., for 6 months or 1 year. Tel.: 01865 750922.

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.

Central North Oxford: tranquillity minutes from the centre. Immaculate, elegantly furnished Victorian style house in landscaped surroundings. Lovely views over Port Meadow and the canal, 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, luxury kitchen/breakfast room, dining room/study, sitting room, secluded paved garden, parking. Non-smokers preferred. Available early Jan. £1,7000 p.c.m. View on: www.oxfordcity.co.uk/accom/waterside. E-mail: valerie@balleny.com, tel.: + 44 (0) 207 274 7691, mobile: 07703 879792.

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 Rd., Summertown, Oxford OX2 7BY. Tel.: 01865 311011. Fax: Oxford 556993. Email: oxford@finders.co.uk. Internet site: http://www.finders.co.uk.

Cosy furnished 3-bedroom terrace in pleasant residential Temple Cowley. Would suit postgraduate couple, with or without children. Must be non-smokers. £740 p.m. plus bills. Tel.: O1865 454194 or 768851 (after 6 p.m.).

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Flats to Let

Ideally located, beautifully refurbished, fully furnished, modern 2-bedroom apartment, Woodstock Road, central North Oxford (15 minutes' walk from town centre): double bedroom, single bedroom, fitted kitchen, bathroom, large reception room. Allocated covered double car parking space, bicycle storage. Well-kept communal garden. Suitable for university postgraduate, mature couple, non-smoker. Available Jan. £795 p.c.m. exc. bills. Tel.: 079 5615 3159, e-mail: First-floor studio aparment in central Jericho, with fully-equipped kitchen, bathroom with shower, and large living-room/bedroom. Superb location for access to city centre, university departments and central hospitals, and within walking distance of all local amenities and facilities, including restaurants, cinemas, supermarkets, and Port Meadow. Available from Feb. 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 at: www.finders.co.uk.

Exclusive 2-bedroom flat, fully-furnished, in quiet road off the Woodstock Road in North Oxford; south facing, ground-floor flat with shared secluded garden and garage. Suitable for professional couple, non-smoking, no pets. Available 1 Mar. Rent £850 p.c.m. Tel.: 01865 513688.

Lifestyle Letting & Management, 1 North Parade Avenue: Dorchester Court, Summertown–£795 p.c.m. Spacious modern apartment with private off-street parking. Offering 2 bedrooms, and large sitting-room. Fully furnished and equipped to a good standard. Ideally suitable for professional/academic couple or individual. Please call Vicky on 01865 554577, fax: 01865 554578, e-mail: lifestyle-lettings@dial.pipex.com.

One-bedroom flat, Headington. Near Oxford Brookes, South Park, Churchill/Warneford/John Radcliffe Hospitals. Delightful, bright, modern, fully-furnished, quiet, spacious cupboards, fully-fitted kitchen, entryphone, communal gardens, allocated parking. No pets. Professional person/couple. Available Jan. £675 p.c.m. Tel.: 020 8340 4512.

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Accommodation Offered

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, refrigerator and/or 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

Two-bedroom flat/house convenient for A34 (Harwell) required from Mar. E-mail: j.cox@har.mrc.ac.uk, or tel.: 01235 834393.

Mature literary researcher, female, non-smoker, requires small flatlet or large bed-sitting room in North Oxford, near to Bodleian–Park Town or Norham Road area–cooking provisions not essential. Tel.: 01865 515962.

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.

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 Rd., Summertown, Oxford OX2 7BY. Tel.: 01865 311011, fax: 01865 556993, e-mail: oxford@finders.co.uk. Internet site: http://www.finders.co.uk.

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Accommodation Sought to Rent or Exchange

Do you need a house-sitter? Minimum of 2-bedroom accommodation required by part-time Bodleian staff member. Long-term let wanted (min. 12 months), ideally from late Jan./mid-Feb., (must move by 17 Feb.). Ideally south Oxford but centre and environs considered. Twelve-year-old son at boarding school, stays occasionally (mother lives separately). May suit landlord for house-sitting on reduced rent basis. Contact Alex Haydon on 01865 (2)77025, 10 a.m.–12.45 p.m., Mon.–Thur.; 10–11 Fri.,; and on 01235 821693 every day from 3.30 p.m. onwards (Thur. 4.30). Mobile: 07754 110523. E-mail: cadhay@dircon.co.uk.

We are looking for 3-bedroom accommodation in Oxford during Aug., 2002 in exchange for our first-floor apartment in Bologna, comprising large sitting room, dining room, kitchen, 2 bathrooms, 2 studios, 4 bedrooms, balcony and garden. Quiet residential area next to the city centre, close to bus stop, good parking facilities, TV, washing machine, dishwasher, Internet PC, and CD player. Please contact: Vita Fortunati and Claudio Franceschi, Via Albertazzi 39/II, 40137 Bologna, Italy. Tel.: + 39 052 349781/303931, e-mail: fortunat@lingue.unibo.it.

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Holiday Lets

The beauty of Assisi, twinned with Bethlehem, the former being the world's great Centre of Peace, is unbelievable. Here is a `Casa Colonica', with magnificent views overlooking Assisi at 2,000 ft in a tranquil atmosphere of unpolluted air. Accommodation: 36 ft long lounge (2 levels), large well-equipped kitchen, most impressive spacious hall, 2 large double- bedrooms, well-fitted bathroom, huge, most attractive music room/library. Beamed ceilings everywhere. Outside veranda leading down to a very large imaginative garden. A car is essential for access to other choice medieval cities and towns such as Perugia, Gubbio, Spoleto, Orvieto, to name a few, and the glorious Lake Trasimeno region. The weekly charge is £450; for more extended periods an adjustment to £400 would be made. Tel.: Iseu Lavall, 00 39 075 813 793; Oxford contact: Professor and Mrs Caldwell, 23 Squitchey Lane, Oxford OX2 7LD. Tel.: 01865 310956, e-mail: janet.caldwell@virgin.net.

Andalusia: chaplain's house in beautiful Lecrin Valley village. Sleeps 6. Immaculate, spacious with large roof terrace overlooking orange groves and hills. Courtyard. Dishwasher, washing machine. Sea 25 minutes, Granada 15 minutes, Sierra Nevada peaks 40 minutes. July, Aug., and Easter £350 p.w., otherwise £260 p.w. Both inc. linen and cleaner. Phone Annette Mountford: 01865 515778 or e-mail: brian.mountford@oriel.oxford.ac.uk.

French farmhouse, 1 km from village, border Lot and Tarn et Garonne: sunny and cheerful, private grounds, good view, swimming pool, heating, sleeps 4 comfortably. Available to let all year round for superb holidays or longer stays (house-hunters, writers on sabbatical). Ring Paul or Marion at 00 33 563 240878, or e-mail: info@quercus- wooddesign.com.

Paris studio in the Marais (Rue St Paul) to let from 1 Jan. Charming, if small, courtyard studio available for short lets, and occasional longer ones by arrangement. Attractively furnished, and well-equipped with kitchenette, television, CD, and other amenities. To members of the university and associates, £35 per night, £205 per week, 3 nights minimum. Enquiries to 07957 588 449, or e-mail to: joe.chamberlain@ukgateway.net.

Crete. A traditional Cretan house in old town Rethimno, superbly renovated to provide space and comfort in beautifully furnished surroundings. Elevated, vine-covered, sitting area with brick barbecue—perfect for alfresco dining. It is in a quiet area, and close to long, sandy beach, taverns, shops, and the many interesting sights in and around this historic area. Sleeps 4 (1 double, 1 twin). Available all year round. All linen, electricity and cleaning inc. 2002 rates on request. Tel./fax: Nikolaos Glinias, 0030 831 56525, e-mail: nglynias@ret.forthnet.gr.

Umbria–near Perugia, easy reach of Assisi, Lake Trasimeno, Orvieto. Flat in restored 17th-c. farmhouse, own private valley, large swimming pool, sleeps 6 in comfort, divisible into 2 self-contained units of 2 and 4 beds. £180–£680 p.w. depending on number of beds and season. Contact phone or fax: 01865 390581.

Côte d'Azure: house rental available for 6 months (Nov.,2002–Apr.,2003 inc.) in Antibes, France. Quiet location, pool, close to shops. Ideal for sabbatical retreat. No children or pets please. Call 0033 493 950967 or e-mail: john_vose@hotmail.com.

Italy—right on the Umbrian border with Tuscany. Beautifully renovated spacious cottage sleeping 2, overlooking own vineyard. Also has sofa-bed so could sleep 4. For colour brochure tel.: 01923 497845. n

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