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Abingdon School Open Day

All things to all boys 11–18. Day and boarding. High academic standards. Outstanding music and rowing, lovely site, positive atmosphere. Open Day Sat., 13 Oct., 10.30 a.m.–2.30 p.m. All welcome. Further info. www.abingdon.org.uk, or tel.: 01235 849041.

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Concert

St Barnabas Church, Sun., 14 Oct., 8 p.m.: Emma Kirkby joins Fiori Musicali for Bach's Wedding Cantata, and music by Vivaldi, performed in the sumptuous setting of St Barnabas, North Oxford's nearest thing to a Romanesque basilica, built during the 19th century after the Cathedral of Torcello near Venice, and now splendid after its recent redecoration. Other works in the programme are: Vivaldi, Overture, L'Incoronazione di Dario, Vivaldi Aria from Las Griselda`Agitata da due venti', Durante Concerto for strings in G minor, Vivaldi motet In furore, Janitsch Quartet for oboe violin, viola, and continuo. Tickets: £15, £9 (concessions £5 and £3 for children, students, and unemployed) available from: Tickets Oxford, The Oxford Playhouse, Beaumont Street, tel.: 01865 798600; Classic Concerts Box Office 01327 352626, or on the door.

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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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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: 12 Oct., These Radio Times, (Bill) W.J. Rennells, Broadcaster/presenter; 19 Oct., A German orphan's experiences of WWII and afterwards, Frau Gerti Klockner (Bonn); 26 Oct., Religion, Science and the Big Bang, Dr Alan Chapman. Joint Presidents: Derek Phillips, tel.: 01865 556117, and Anita Segar, tel.: 01865 730574.

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Oxbridge Sikh Alumni Association

OSAA: the Inaugural Event. The Oxbridge Sikh Alumni Association will hold its inaugural (black-tie) event at the Oxford and Cambridge University Club, Pall Mall, London, 0n 24 Nov., from 7 p.m. Sikh and non-Sikh alumni of Oxford who wish to attend, or obtain more details, should contact Ashminder Kaur on 0207 006 8606, or e-mail: ash.dhadialla@cliffordchance.com.

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Furniture Making

Croquet for all seasons. Lesley & Newton's elegant, patented, craftsman-made dining table has an integral top which turns over to become a croquet court. The playing equipment (balls, hoops, mallets, pegs, post) is beautifully hand-engineered in phosphor-bronze, brass, aluminium, steel, hardened wood, and enamel. Table size 7ft x 4ft approx. Choice of wood. Made to order only. £18,000 (inc. VAT). For an appointment to view or a brochure, tel.: 020 8552 0480. E-mail: anglesley@hotmail.com.

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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).

Small Space Design with a framework of structures, wall shrubs and spring bulbs. Jeanne Bliss, Landscape Designer and lecturer, Oxford and California. Tel.: 01865 515379. E-mail: jeannebliss@yahoo.com.

Anyone feeling stressed? We can help with short sessions of On-Site Massage (O.S.M.), tailored for the workplace, using a special chair, no undressing , no oils. Research has shown that regular O.S.M. increases alertness, improves performance, and reduces work-related stress. Why not try a free demonstration? Contact The Oxford Touchworks on 01844 338539 or 01865 552315.

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, email: 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

Blue House, a small, intimate nursery for children 2–5 years, established 10 years. Open Mon.–Fri., 8.30 a.m.–5.30 p.m., full or half-days. NNEB staff. All pre-school activities inc. numeracy and literacy skills to prepare children for school entry. Short- term vacancies for visiting academics. Call Kimberley for further information, or come to visit. Tel.: 01865 247877.

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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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.

German tuition for all levels: experienced German university teacher offers 1-to-1 and group tuition tailored to individual needs; revisions for GCSE, A-levels, and BA/MAs; polishing up conversation skills for travel or business; reading German for specific research purposes; or simply learning the language from scratch. Please tel.: 01865 553145, or contact me by e-mail: 114611.1677@compuserve.com.

Software training: I can offer training and help with many Windows applications (Microsoft Word, Excel, Microsoft Outlook, and the Internet), 1-to-1, or in small groups. If you are struggling to get started, or would like help at a higher level, contact me to discuss filling gaps, short cuts, and turning software use into an enjoyable, and meaningful activity. Janet Caldwell, Oxford Software Training, 23 Squitchey Lane, Oxford OX2 7LD. Tel.: 01865 310956, e-mail: janet.caldwell@virgin.net.

Piano lessons: experienced teacher; adults and children; all grades. Beginners welcome. contact Miss P. Read B.A.(Hons) L.R.A.M., Jericho. Tel.: 01865 510904.

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Situations Vacant

St Clare's, Oxford: required as soon as possible, well qualified teachers of Czech, Hebrew, Portuguese, and Malay, to prepare students for the International Baccalaureate. Applicants should be native speakers who are able to teach literature to students in their mother tongue for 1½–2 hrs p.w. For full details please contact Mrs C. Gospel, Head of Languages, as soon as possible. Tel.: 01865 517333, Fax: 01865 310002, or e-mail: languages@stclares.ac.uk.

Wycliffe Hall, a thriving, energetic, and friendly Theological College of the Church of England, and a Permanent Private Hall of the University of Oxford: Receptionist/Administrative Assistant (35 hrs per week). The successful applicant will have excellent communication and organisational skills. S/he will be the first point of contact for visitors, and enquiries to the College, and will assist the College Administrator in administrative functions. Closing date: 9 a.m. Fri., 19 Oct. Previous applicants need not apply. Further details from: The College Administrator, Wycliffe Hall, 54 Banbury Road, Oxford, OX2 6PW. E-mail: helen.mitchell@wycliffe.ox.ac.uk.

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Houses to Let

Grandpont: large, artistic, 3-bedroom house, 2 bathrooms, aga, conservatory, zen garden. Suit family or professional sharers. £1,200 p.c.m. Tel.: 01865 247828.

Two-bedroom unfurnished cottage on outskirts of Oxford, with gardens to the rear. Cycle route to city centre via North Hinksey, or access to Oxford by ring road. Ideal for small family or couple looking for good village location with easy access to main road. Available now at £695 p.c.m. For more details please contact Julia at Finders Keepers, 226 Banbury Road, Summertown, Oxford OX2 7BP. Tel.: 01865 311011 or visit the Finders Keepers web site at: www.finders.co.uk.

Stylish period terrace house in quiet road off Botley Rd.: 3 bedrooms, newly fitted kjitchen, sitting-room, dining room, bathroom with shower, loft room. Excellent decorations and original features throughout. Well-stocked enclosed garden. Railway station 5 minutes walk and River Thames 2 minutes walk. Available Oct. £1000 p.c.m. Tel.: 01865 244412, or e-mail: tbcjap@smtp.ntrust.org.uk.

Coach house with a view? Newly decorated, with glorious views over Blenheim Park, and in garden setting. Sitting-room, bedroom, kitchen, bathroom, off-street parking space for one car, and door to door bus to Oxford. Would suit single person or couple. £525 p.m. plus bills. Tel.: 01993 813569.

Iffley Village, Victorian terrace: 2 receptions (period fireplaces), beech h/w floors, modern kitchen and bathroom; large double bedroom, 2nd study/guest bedroom. Lovely garden. Beautiful property in unique village setting close to river and city centre. Available 1 Nov. £900 p.c.m. E-mail: robin@thekingsheadfritwell.co.uk. Tel.: 01869 346738 or 07768 712534.

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 stories high, double bedroom, kitchen, bathroom, larder, garden, car parking space, gas c.h. £900 p.c.m. plus services. Tel.: 01865 768775.

Victorian terraced cottage in Summertown, near shops and bus stops: available from approx. mid-Oct., owing to present tenants buying own house; 1 double bedroom, 1 single. Would consider short let to avoid gap. £650 p.m. Details from 01865 514856, or e-mail: lvl@bodley.ox.ac.uk.

Charming, self-contained, furnished cottage attached to old Cotswold house. Beautiful 30 mile open view in quiet village, 7 minutes from Charlbury station (11 minutes from Oxford): 1 double bedroom, 1 single/office, 2 bathrooms, 33ft (10 m) long sitting room, conservatory/dining room, kitchen and utility room. Extensive cupboard space. Suit visiting academic/professional, single or couple. Long or short lets considered. Regret no children or pets. £725 p.c.m. Tel.: 01993 878632. Available from 16 Sept.

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 24 Sept. £1,700 p.c.m. View on: www.oxfordcity.co.uk/accom/waterside. E- mail: vballeny@callnetuk.com, tel.: ++ 44 (0) 207 274 7691, mobile 07703 879792.

Beautiful Victorian terrace house unexpectedly available, off Iffley Road: 2 bedrooms, wood floors, gas c.h., wood-burning stove. £800 p.c.m. Suit professional non-smoker. Please tel.: 01865 512928/791296.

To let near Shotover, from end Oct., for 6 mths, furnished or unfurnished: spacious, very light, modern house, large living area, 3 bedrooms (1 en suite), 1 bed/study, 1 bathroom, 1 shower, well- designed kitchen, and utility room with fridge/freezer, washing machine, dryer, dishwasher, double garage, attractive garden, gas c.h., large loft. £1,200 p.c.m. Contact Mrs J. E. Rivington, 6 Stansfield Close, Oxford OX3 8TH, tel.: 01865 768874, fax: 01865 452646.

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

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: oxford@finders.co.uk. Internet site: http://www.finders.co.uk.

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Flats to Let

One bedroom, newly decorated, furnished flat in grounds of a peaceful village house in Beckley, 3 miles from Summertown, 5 miles from city centre (car essential). Suitable for single or couple. Accommodation comprises: sitting room, bedroom, bathroom, kitchen, small garden, and separate garage. Modern kitchen with a range of wall and floor units, inc. washing machine, tumble drier, and fridge/freezer. Heating: electric storage heaters. Telephone line. Rent £500 plus bills. Tel.: 01865 (2)80299 or (2)78910, or e-mail: dmaxtodd@cs.com.

Leicester: 2 rooms, exclusive use of 1 sitting/dining room and of 1 bedroom, plus shared use of kitchen, toilet and bathroom with one other person. The first floor flat hasbeen completely refurbished and refurnished this year. Full double glazing, lift, entryphone, alarm. Close to junction of M69 and M1. A garage and/or parking space can be made available. Rent of £300 p.c.m. Tel.: 0116 263 4717 (days) or 01993 812401, or e-mail: sv@nebosh.org.uk.

Luxury self-contained flat in large country house in village of Cassington, 6 miles from centre of Oxford: large lounge, kitchen with fridge-freezer, microwave and cooker; double bedroom with en suite bathroom and shower. Available for short lets. Non-smoking, not suitable for children. Tel.: 01865 883991 or e-mail: oxmedia@aol.com. Fax: 01865 883395.

North Oxford , Summertown: spacious, interesting flat, convenient for town and shops. Recently refurbished, furnished, gas c.h. Large double bedroom with stripped pine floor, single bedroom/study, fully- equipped kitchen, sitting room with coal-effect gas fire, bathroom with bath/shower, separate w.c. Off-road parking, small garden. No smokers or pets please. Suit professionals. Available Sept. £900 p.c.m. exc. Tel.: 01242 672088. E-mail: johnb925@aol.com.

Charming 1-bedroom flat in a small gated courtyard on Woodstock Road, close to all Summertown facilities. The flat has its own independent entrance and off-street parking, and is tastefully decorated. Available from 1 Oct., £700 p.m. Please contact C. McIntosh on 01865 556767, ext. 4184, or e-mail: mcintosc@oup.co.uk.

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Accommodation Offered

Single person or couple are offered an attractive self- contained flat on Boar's Hill (5 miles from Oxford), for a low rent, in exchange for some part-time help–driving, house-sitting etc. Tel.: 01865 735304.

Self-contained studio annexe in quiet village, 5 miles Oxford: large bed-sitting room, kitchen, bathroom, cloakroom, own front and rear entrance, parking. Economy 7 heating. Non-smoking. £385 p.c.m. plus electricity and telephone, deposit required, 6 months min. Tel.: 01865 407897.

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.

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).

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: oxford@finders.co.uk. Internet site: http://www.finders.co.uk.

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Accommodation Sought

Canadian Academic, family of 5, seeks furnished accommodation within commuting distance of north, central London (University College). Responsible, reliable, references available. Jan.,–July 2002. Contact Dr Charles Krieger, Kinesiology, Simon Fraser University, 8888 University Drive, Burnaby, BC, V5A 1S6, Canada. Tel.: 00 1 604 291 3753, e-mail: ckrieger@sfu.ca.

My wife and I are looking for either a flat or house to rent from approx. 1 Jan.,–31 March while I complete my Leverhulme visiting professorship. We are a Canadian couple in our late 50's, non- smokers, and are excellent tenants. Local (Oxford) references available. Please contact: mackey@cnd.mcgill.ca.

Writer with family connection to Oxford seeks house- sitting position or similar before moving there permanently. Could pay modest rent. Contact: 01600 714840, or e-mail: adrian@mourby.fsnet.co.uk.

American academic on sabbatical at Bodleian Library seeks accommodation for a single person starting any date in Jan., 2002 through to an ending date any day in June. Contact by e-mail at: kmt@bradley.edu, or by London area telephone number 020 8427 5692. Or write to: 102 Axminster road (Room 32), London N7 6BS (until 19 Nov.).

Junior Fellow of an Oxford college seeks house or flat, with bedroom and separate, substantial private space for study. Willing to share with professional or other academic, non-smoking male. Ring 01865 249 740, or e-mail: thomas.grant@st-annes.ox.ac.uk.

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: 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 Let

Paris studio: small but charming courtyard studio apartment, owned by college fellow, available for short lets/long weekends, central and smart Marais location (Rue St Paul). Three nights min., for members of the university and associates, £35 per night or £205 per week. Why stay in an hotel? Some dates are still available from mid-Oct., through the holidays. Contact Alison Denham, St Anne's College, e-mail: alison.denham@st-annes.oxford.ac.uk.

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Houses for Sale

Marston: a larger than average semi-detached house within walking distance to the University, and JRH: 3 bedrooms, 2 receptions, kitchen/breakfast room, storage/utility, and workshop rooms, spacious front, side, and rear gardens, detached garage, and 2 driveways. No onward chain. £185,000. Tel.: 01865 437022, e-mail: john2house@yahoo.com.

Kingston Road, North Oxford: an attractive, 2-bedroom Victorian home, extensively renovated and now offering superbly proportioned accommodation. Entrance hall, cellar, 2 reception rooms, cloakroom, extended kitchen, 2 bedrooms, first-floor bathroom. Gas c.h. Front and rear gardens. £295,000. Tel.: Breckon & Breckon 01865 244735.

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Flats for Sale

Bright, modern 1-bedroom ground-floor flat in lovely Old Marston village. Quiet and convenient. Large kitchen/breakfast room, living room, bathroom. Off-road parking. £127,500. Tel.: 01865 723071.

Headington: an exceptionally spacious `Duplex' apartment. Communal entrance lobby with security phone, hall, cloakroom, sitting room with balcony, dining room, fitted kitchen, 3 bedrooms, en suite shower room, bathroom, d.g., gas c.h., private wooded grounds with access via electronic security gates. £249,950. Tel.: Breckon & Breckon 01865 244735.

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Closing Down Sale

R. Gillman and Son, Broad Street, Specialist shoe fitters and Oxford's oldest shoe shop is CLOSING DOWN due to loss of trade. Reductions on all adult stock—everything must go! Quality footwear from narrow to wide fittings, formal, and casual styles. Shoes and sandals, boots, and slippers, including sheepskins.

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Parking Space

Available for let for 1 year initially. Located on Waterside development, approx. 1 mile from city centre. Rent £565 per quarter. Contact tel.: 0787 964 2312.

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For Sale

Wine for sale: 1990 Chateau Monbousquet St Emilion Grand Cru; 6 x 750 ml bottles in a presentation crate. £100 o.n.o. Tel.: 0116 263 4717 (days), or 01993 812401, or e-mail: sv@nebosh.org.uk.

New professional cookware for sale: lifetime guaranteed, Breitenbach Solingen 16-piece cookware set; stainless steel/chrome nickel, thermostats, little liquid required. Never taken out of box, recommended retail price £734, will accept £450. Tel.: 0116 263 4717 (days) or 01993 812401, or e-mail: sv@nebosh.org.uk. n

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