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Ashmolean Shop

Ashmolean Christmas Shopping: choose your cards and gifts with a difference from the Ashmolean Shop. Solve those difficult Christmas presents and indulge yourself with books, ceramics and treasures from all over the world. Special Evening opening on Thur., 6 Dec., until 8 p.m., with 10 per cent off on selected goods, and free gift wrapping. Tel.: 288185 for details. (Museum Christmas closing 24–7 Dec., and 1 Jan.)

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Oxford University Museum of Natural History Shop

Seeking an armadillo, bookends, wildlife Christmas cards, maybe a Dodo Pad Diary or simply shooting stars for stockings? A wide choice is available at the museum shop. Ten per cent discount on production of Oxford University card at start of transaction. Open daily noon–5 p.m. until 5 p.m. on Sun., 23 Dec.; reopens 12 noon–5 p.m. Thur., 27 Dec.–Sun., 30 Dec. inc. Usual daily opening again from noon, Thur., 3 Jan. Tel. for sales enquiries: 01865 (2)72961.

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The Oxford Philomusica, Oxford's professional orchestra, performs a concert of Baroque repertoire at the Bernard Sunley Theatre of St Catherine's College on Sat., 24 Nov., at 8 p.m.: Handel, Arrival of the Queen of Sheba; Telemann, Wassermusik; Bach, Concerto for Violin in E Major, BWV 1042; Vivaldi, La Tempesta di mare, and `Winter' (The Four Seasons); Handel, Water Music: Suite No. 3 in G. With Harountune Bedelian, violin, and Marios Papdopoulos, director. Tickets: £15 (students £10). Box Office: 01865 798600 or on line:

Oxford Chamber Music Society, Holywell Music Room, Sun., 25 Nov., 2.45 p.m.: Ian Fountain (piano) plays Schubert, Sonata in A, D644; Brahms, Sonata No 2 in F sharp minor, op. 2; Janacek, In the Mists, and Chopin, Fantasy in F minor, op. 49, and Scherzo No 4 in E major, op. 54. Box office (Playhouse) 01865 798600: £12 (seniors £10), at the door £13 (£11); students/juniors £5 and some free tickets for 8–22 year-olds.

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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 and Periodicals Bought and Sold

New Bookshop in St Aldate's: St Philip's Books (proprietor Christopher Zealley) has opened a bookroom at 82 St Aldate's, Oxford (entrance in passageway beneath the Elizabeth Restaurant). We carry over 6,000 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 202181). Web site at:

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:

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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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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; Thur., 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: 16 Nov., Dilemmas in health care, Dr Max Blythe; 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. The secondhand 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., and a Christmas Fair, at the Club Room, Wed. 5 Dec., 10.30 a.m.

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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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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

For stress-free entertaining: SugarPepper Cooks are available to prepare creative food in your home. From sophisticated dinner parties to family functions. Menus to suit all tastes and budgets. All enquiries welcome. Tel.: 01865 791136 or 07811 196016; e-mail:

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:, also at: 94 London Road, Oxford. Tel.: 01865 741729, fax: 01865 742431, e-mail:

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Domestic Services

After-school help required four evenings a week, 4.30–8.30 p.m. Experience with children and references essential. Rate £7 p.h. Tel.: 01865 513125.

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

Piano lessons: experienced teacher; adults and children; all grades. Beginners welcome. contact Miss P. Read BA (Hons) LRAM, Jericho. Tel.: 01865 510904.

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Situations Vacant

Oxford University Rugby Club: the club wishes to appoint an Administrator as a key member of a small team reporting to the Director of Rugby—a close working relationship within the team is vital to the success of the job. The Administrator will be responsible for the office function and should have the necessary skills in budgetary control, computer systems, office equipment, merchandising, health and safety, insurance, and other related duties. The person appointed will service the three main committees and help with fixtures and match arrangements. This is an essential post in a well-equipped office. It is a full-time appointment. A competitive remuneration package goes with the job, which is both challenging and demanding. We are an equal opportunities employer. A full job description is available. Closing date: Fri., 23 Nov. Applications and enquiries to: the Director of Rugby, Oxford University Rugby Club, Jackdaw Lane, Oxford OX4 1SR.

Senior Academic Adviser for US overseas study program: OU graduate with some administrative experience preferred. Self- starter with ability to work with students needed. Good prospects for promotion. £18,000–£25,000 a year depending. Four weeks vacation. Please send CV to Dr Richardson, 8 Tennyson Lodge, Paradise Square, OX1 1UD.

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Houses to Let

Hayfield Road, Central North Oxford—£850 p.c.m. Charming Victorian two-bedroom terrace property, close to the colleges, schools, and city centre. Fully furnished and equipped to a good standard. Would ideally suit an academic individual or couple. Available from Dec. Contact Vicky, Lifestyle Letting and Management, 1 North Parade Avenue, Oxford. Tel.: 01865 554577, fax: 554578; e-mail:; Internet: (contact us for a full list of property).

Brindley Close, Central North Oxford—£1,700 p.c.m. Brand new luxury town house in this most sought-after development in Oxford. The property offers 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, private garden, and off-street parking. Available unfurnished to include good quality curtains and carpets. Available now. Contact Vicky, Lifestyle Letting and Management, 1 North Parade Avenue, Oxford. Tel.: 01865 554577, fax: 554578; e-mail:; Internet: (contact us for a full list of property).

Detached North Oxford family house with 4 bedrooms and 2 reception rooms, private rear garden, and ample off street parking. Fully furnished with stripped wooden floors and new carpets (where applicable). Excellent access to Oxford City Centre and major road networks such as Oxford bypass, A34, M40, and A40, and also within 10 minutes' walk of Summertown shops and amenities. Ideal for visiting family or 4 quality sharers. Available immediately at £1,200 p.c.m. for one year. For further information please contact Julia at Finders Keepers, 226 Banbury Road, Summertown, Oxford OX2 7BY Tel.: 01865 302344; Web site:

Fully furnished, substantial detached 4-bedroom family house within easy walking distance of Headington's many shops and amenities; 2 double bedrooms, 2 single bedrooms, dining room, large sunny sitting room with french windows onto mature private garden. Available now, £1,200 p.c.m. For further information on this and other properties available please contact Gay Hawley at Finders Keepers. Tel.: 01865 200012, Web site:

Terrace house in central Oxford: 2 reception rooms, kitchen/dining area, 2 bedrooms, bathroom; brick paved garden to rear with views over meadow. Available mid-Nov. £750 p.c.m. Isobel Lewis. Tel.: 01865 768048.

Oxford: pretty, classic Victorian house to let in lovely situation by the river just over Folly Bridge; city centre 10 minutes' walk; 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, through sitting-room, new kitchen with dining-room beyond; Italianate garden. Available Jan. £1,100 p.c.m. No sharers. People from abroad especially welcome. Tel.: 01865 721514; e-mail:

Attractive 3-bedroom late-Victorian house in quiet street near Hinksey Park, South Oxford: architect conversion, full of light, semi- furnished, g.c.h., garden. Available for long let from Jan. £1,000 p.c.m. E-mail:, or tel.: 00 33 6 0747 8582.

Attractive 3-bedroom late-Victorian house in quiet street near Hinksey Park, South Oxford. Architect conversion, full of light, semi- furnished, g.c.h., garden. Available for long let from Jan. £1,000 p.c.m. E-mail:, or tel.: 00 33 6 0747 8582.

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:, or phone his secretary in Oxford on 01865 220970.

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: 01865 556993. E-mail: Internet site:

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

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Flats to Let

Furnished flatlet, Northmoor Road, available Feb.; will suit one non-smoking, low-decibel graduate; ground floor, own entrance; large bed-sitting room, kitchen-breakfast room, bathroom, separate w.c.; telephone, c.h. £390 p.c.m., own bills. Tel.: 01865 556932.

North Oxford : self-contained, 1-bedroom, ground-floor flat with garden, sitting-room, kitchen, bathroom, g.c.h., quiet location, off- road parking, no smokers, no children, no pets. References required. Available 1 Dec. £650 p.c.m. Tel.: 01993 811009.

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.

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: Internet site:

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Accommodation Offered

Writer offers cheap large bedroom with private en-suite bathroom in warm, dry, lovely North Oxford house; walking distance University; use of sitting-room over canal and modern kitchen; owner away weekends, then garden and library; ideal for quiet, academic or other. Bills included. Male or female. Tel.: 0207-431 8297 or 01865 513281.

Room available from mid-Dec. in pleasant North Oxford flat, sharing with one other person. Rent £250 p.m. Shelley Cox. Tel.: 01865 267140 (day) or 01865 556225 (evenings); e-mail:

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 deep-freeze availability, c.h., and independent heating. Breakfast included in the very moderate terms. Tel./fax: 01865 557879.

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Accommodation Sought

Portuguese doctor in her forties seeks room from 1 Jan., with kitchen access and bathroom (preferably), in Headington in the quadrant within: North/Eastern bypass—Old Road/Morrell Avenue—Cherwell river. Fax: 351 226 154 882; e-mail:

Catsitting Christmas required. Do you need your cats looked after over Christmas? Oxford University worker would love to look after your house and cats while you're away. Excellent references from happy cat-owners. Prefer central city or Cowley. Tel.: 01865 722506.

Academic editor seeks flat or large room in Oxford. Tel.: 01865 311055.

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: Alternatively, we would invite you to visit our Web site at: 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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House for Sale

Barton Lane, Headington: OIEO £230,000. Well- presented box bay fronted, semit-detached house built circa1928. Easy access to central Headington amenities, the John Radcliffe Hospital, and Brooks University; 3 bedrooms, en suite shower room, family bathroom, through lounge 28ft 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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