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Elderhostel, the north American lifelong learning agency is organizing intergenerational children's literature programmes in Oxford during the summer. It requires the services of experienced continuing education lecturers in various aspects of children's literature, Oxford novels, and the British education system. It also requires helpers to look after groups of up to twenty 9–11 year old American schoolchildren. For further details tel.: Richard Rowley on 01869 243195.

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Oxfordshire Historic Churches Trust

Treasurer for Annual Sponsored Ride or Stride (StRide). The StRide now raises £90,000 a year towards repair grants to Oxfordshire's churches of all denominations. Working from home and reporting to the County StRide Organiser, the Treasurer is responsible for paying out half the money to the churches that raised it, that is about 600 generated payments between Sept., and Jan., the other half going to the Trust. Other duties include periodic reporting, maintaining computerised records, assisting with the distribution of forms to county organisers and occasional planning meetings. A familiarity with computers for simple data handling and word processing, and a liking for working as a team member is essential. A modest honorarium (and expenses) may be paid. contact Mr C. H. Walton on 01865 735179, or e-mail: chris.walton@wolfson.ox.ac.uk.

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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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Corpus Christi College, Cambridge

As part of the celebrations of the 650th Anniversary of the founding of the College, the 2002 Boutwood Lectures will be given by Roberto Mangabeira Unger, Professor of Law, Harvard University. He will deliver 2 lectures on `The second way: why we need an alternative to the present consensus and what the alternative is'. The lectures will be followed by a panel discussion, in which Professor Unger will participate. The lectures will take place on Mon., 21 and Tues., 22 Jan., in the Mill Lane Lecture Rooms, Cambridge at 5 p.m. On Wed., 23 Jan., a Panel Discussion will be held in the McCrum Lecture Theatre, Corpus Christi College at 5 p.m. The panellists will be John Dunn, Raymond Geuss, Geoffrey Hawthorn, and Quentin Skinner. The Lectures and Panel Discussion are open to all members of the University, and all others who may be interested.

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St Giles' Thursday Lunchtime Talks

Music to Lift the Sould: Dr Suzie Clark, Fellow in Music, Merton College: "The Thirteenth Century Motet", 24 Jan.: St Giles' Church, 12.30 p.m. Everyone is welcome. In order to help us with our costs a small donation would be appreciated.

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Society for Graduates

Meetings are held on Fridays, 8 p.m., University Club, Halifax House, 6 South Parks Road (use bell push for entry). Visitors are welcome. Graduates of any university and of all ages are eligible for membership: 18 Jan., "Wings around the World", Mrs Polly Vacher; 25 Jan., "Queenie demoted to the Lord Mayor of Oxford", Mrs Queenie L.-Hamilton.

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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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Services Offered

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.

Riverline: the only design and print company you will ever need–colour or black and white print, litho, digital and photocopying, graphic design, stationery, brochures, leaflets, poster and exhibition panels. Call us on: 01865 326222, e-mail: infor@riverline.co.uk, or visit our web site: www.riverline.co.uk.

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).

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Domestic Services

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

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Tuition Offered

Tuition for Juniors 5–15 years. English, mathematics etc., preparation for Common Entrance and school entrance at 11–15. Tel.: 01865 310987 (mornings).

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.

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.

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Situations Vacant

St Clare's: required as soon as possible, well-qualified teacher of Malay to prepare students for the International Baccalaureate Diploma (a pre-university course for students 16–19 years old). Applicants should be native speakers who are able to teach literature to students in their mother tongue. 1½–2 hrs per week per course. For full details please contact Mrs C. Gospel, Head of Languages, as soon as possible. Tel.: 01865 617333m fax: 01865 310002, or e-mail: languages@stclares.ac.uk.

Secretary: the Oxford Institute for Energy Studies is a non-profit making centre for advanced research into the social sciences aspects of energy. Applications are invited for a part-time (26 hrs per week) secretarial position. Key roles include: organising seminars; preparing the Energy Journal, newsletter and annual report; liaising with publishers and printers; maintaining sales and contacts databases. Candidates must be familiary with Windows Office software. A highly competitive salary is available plus generous holidays and pension. CVs should be sent by 25 Jan., to Oxford Institute for Energy Studies, 57 Woodstock Road, Oxford OX2 6FA. Alternatively e-mail to: neil.atkinson@oxfordenergy.org.

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Houses to Let

Temple Cowley, quiet cul-de-sac, very bright, modern 4-bedroom terrace house. Short walking distance to library, swimming pool, shops, and bus stop, 20 minute cycle ride to city centre, easy access to ring road and Oxford Science Park. West facing rear garden, nice views towards Oxford, open plan sitting/dining room (7 m x 3.5 m), wooden floors, tiled kitchen and entrance hall. Four first-floor bedrooms (2 currently connected, 1 with en-suite shower), plus family bathroom. Fridge-freezer and dishwasher included, washing machine negotiable. To let unfurnished, or partially furnished. Off-street parking for 2 cars. Available early March £900 p.c.m. For more information call (2)72438 (a.m.) or 717891 (p.m.), or e- mail:snp@nimr.mrc.ac.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 end 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.

Lifestyle Letting & Management, 1 North Parade Avenue: Plater Drive, Jericho–£1,100 p.c.m. Spacious modern townhouse with off-street parking. Offering 2 double bedrooms, and large reception room. Fully furnished and equipped to a good standard. Ideally suitable for professional/academic couple or small family. Please call Vicky on 01865 554577, fax: 01865 554578, e-mail: lifestyle- lettings@dial.pipex.com, Web site: www.letitbetter.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 Rd., Summertown, Oxford OX2 7BY. Tel.: 01865 311011. Fax: Oxford 556993. Email: oxford@finders.co.uk. Internet site: http://www.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.

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.

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 eves., and weekends.

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Flats to Let

Lifestyle Letting & Management, 1 North Parade Avenue: Balliol Court, Jericho–£1,100 p.c.m. Spacious modern apartment offering 2 double bedrooms both with en suite facilities. Fully furnished and equipped to an exceptional standard. Available from now until the summer. Please call Vicky on 01865 554577, fax: 01865 554578, e-mail: lifestyle-lettings@dial.pipex.com, Web site: www.letitbetter.co.uk.

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. An exceptionally well-furnished, comfortable flat (first floor) in extremely quiet, civilised, large Victorian house in this exclusive, leafy, residential Victorian suburb, with large, light, airy rooms. Large double bedroom, large drawing-room, kitchen, bathroom. Off-street parking, large secluded garden. Available now. Tel./fax: 01865 552400.

Light 1-bedroom flat: first-floor, Oxford ring road above Summertown. Convenient centre and hospitals, 24-hour bus route. Off- street parking. Fully furnished, washing machine, gas c.h. Available Feb. £550 p.c.m. plus bills. Tel./fax: 01865 554285.

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Accommodation Offered

Paying guests, visiting academics: professional lady has a beautiful farm cottage 25 minutes drive from Oxford, for short term or part- time stay. Full use of cottage, own en suite bathroom, c.h., log burning fireplace, gardens, and fields with stunning views, in village location. Ideal for anyone who enjoys the peace and quiet of country life/country walks, and has a car to drive to town. Phone Shirley on 01367 718 462.

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.

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

Dr John Bancroft and Dr Cindy Graham and their 2 children would like to rent a house near to or in Oxford for 2 weeks in aug., 2002. Please 'phone F. Mead on 01865 874918.

Accommodation needed for up to any 3 months between 1 Apr., and 1 Nov. Min., 2 bedrooms. Central location near bus and food shops; few steps. E-mail: nute7118@aol.com, or 'phone collect to USA: 001 610 896 4529.

Do you need a house-sitter? Minimum of 2-bedrrom 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.,–Thurs; 10–11 Fri.,; and on 01235 821693 every day from 3.30 p.m. onwards (Thurs., 4.30). Mobile: 07754 110523. E-mail: cadhay@dircon.co.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 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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Holiday Lets

USA: charming mid-western farmhouse, large 19th- century, re-furbished, 4 bedrooms, on 100 acres with lake. Fully equipped. Miles of pleasant walks through Ohio's rolling Amish country. Day trips to Niagara Falls, Lake Erie, Cleveland, and Pittsburgh. Tel., or Fax: 00 1 415 586 5804, or Web site: www.The-Farm-House.com.

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 Trasimene, 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.

Greek Islands: Skopelos, Alonissos and Skiathos. Lovely island houses and apartments available for rent. Town, country and seaside locations. Accommodation for 2–8 persons. Prices from £60 p.p.p.w. For information see: www.holidayislands.com. E-mail: thalpos@otenet.gr, fax: 0030 4240 23057.

Dordogne and Rome holiday rentals. Stone house in an acre of garden in the Dordogne, France with a fabulous 270 degree panorama (sleeps 8/10). Also 19th-century country farmhouse with lovely views, 45 minutes from Rome, and 2 hours from Florence (sleeps 4 with downstairs rooms available to sleep 4 more). Prices vary from £250–£600 p.w. Private owner: 01223 353603 or e-mail: hugobowles@tiscalinet.it.

Cevennes–Gard/Lozere/Ardeche borders: spacious, newly refurbished apartment in stone Cevenol `mas', on the periphery of Mont Lozere National Park. Vine-covered terrace, adjoining modern kitchen, salon, 3 double bedrooms–sleep 8+; bathroom and 2 shower rooms. Well separated from owners' accommodation which is usually unoccupied when this apartment is let. Set at about 1000ft, in over 2 acres of matrue gardens, the house is on the edge of a very quiet hamlet–near a village with shops–in an area of dramatic mountain scenery, with attractive river-swimming. Uzes, Nimes, Pont du Gard, Avignon, Arles, Montpellier, Southern Rhome vineyards, Gorges du Tarn–and the Mediterranean–all within easy reach. Available from April (£200–£280 p.w.). Non-smokers only, please. Longer stays encouraged at lower rates; full central heating available for winter lets. For further details, please apply (eves.): 01527 541360. n

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