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Henry Drucker Memorial

A celebration of the life, work and friendships of Dr Henry Drucker, Director of Campaign for Oxford 1988–1993, who died on 30 Oct., 2002, aged 60, will be held in The Great Hall, St Bartholomew's Hospital, City of London, on Thurs. 9 Jan., from 5–8 p.m. Those wishing to attend please write to Nancy Drucker, c/o BKR Haines Watts, Sterling House, High Street, Kidlington OX5 2DH, tel.: 01865 378282. Donations, if wished, can be made to support schemes encouraging disadvantaged young people to attend university. Cheques to the `Henry Drucker Fund', BKR Haines Watts (address above).

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St Hugh's College: Artist in Residence

Liz Moon, artist-in-residence at St Hugh's for Michaelmas Term, is a figurative painter. She is interested in how people inhabit their everyday space, in their form and movement. In St Hugh's, she is working on a number of images of college life---the progress of which can be seen between 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. on Wednesdays, in the West Lodge `Studio'. This can be approached from Canterbury Road, through the Swan Gates, at the top of the drive. She is also running a figure drawing group on Thursday evenings from 8 p.m. to 9.30 p.m.

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400th Anniversary Commemorative Exhibition

`Wonderful things from 400 years of collecting: The Bodleian Library 1602–2002': a rare opportunity to see some of the Bodleian's greatest treasures, including the Shakespeare First Folio, the famous Gutenberg Bible, and some wonderful newly-acquired gems. A feast of world-famous treats for all booklovers. Open until 21 Dec., in the Bodleian Library Exhibition Room, Old Schools Quadrangle. Mon.--Fri., 9.30 a.m.--4.45 p.m., Sat., 9.30 a.m.--12.30 p.m. Admission free.

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Oxford University Newcomers' Club

The Club welcomes the wives and partners of visiting scholars, graduate students, and members of the University who are new to Oxford. It aims to offer help, advice, information and the opportunity to meet each other socially. Informal coffee mornings are held at 13, Norham Gardens every Wed., 10.30–12 noon. Other activities in the club room include the Craft Group, Book Group, and informal Conversation Group. Newcomers with children (0--4 years) meet every Fri. in term, 10.15 a.m.--12 noon. We organise tours of colleges and museums, visits to places of interest, country walks, and outings to gardens and antique shops. Secondhand items can be bought on Wed. mornings from the basement. Visit our Web site on www.ox.ac.uk/staff.

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Volunteers Required

Dissatisfied with your body? You may be eligible to take part in psychological research on body image which could improve your body image. Study involves attending a series of appointments, total time up to 7 hours. Expenses reimbursed. Contact Clare Farrell on 01865 226458. E-mail: clare.farrell@psych.ox.ac.uk. Contacting us does not oblige you to take part. You are free to withdraw from the study at any time. All information strictly confidential. OPREC Nos: O02.029 and O02.033.

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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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Periodicals Bought and Sold

Back-issues of scholarly periodicals and journals bought and sold. Graham Jeffrey, Periodicals (est. 1967), 29 Cuddesdon Road, Horspath, Oxford, OX33 1JD. Tel.: 01865 872528, fax: 776398. E-mail: gjeffreysatu@aol.com.

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Oxford University Research Staff Society

The Research Staff Society (RSS) membership consists of Post- doctoral/Junior Research Fellows and Research Assistants who work for the University of Oxford. As most Research Staff are not attached to a college and may be new to Oxford our social events provide a unique opportunity to meet researchers outside your group or department. We aim to provide an interesting and varying social setting in which to mix and to become a voice for research staff within the University. We run social events each month to suit all tastes. Please visit our Web site http://users.ox.ac.uk/~rss/, which provides information on how to join the society as well as details on events which we will be running in the near future. We hope you will decide to join us and very much look forward to meeting you at one of our events this year.

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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 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 8,000 rare, secondhand, and new books, chiefly in the areas of Theology and History. Callers welcome between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. Mon.--Sat. Collections or single volumes purchased for stock (tel.: 01865 202182). Web site at: www.stphilipsbooks.co.uk.

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Services Offered

Painting, carpentry, building, and design: small and medium sized projects undertaken, from shelving through kitchens to home extensions; decorating, internal and external; and planning applications. Free advice, quotations and references. Tel.: Ian 01865 308188 or 07773 712829.

Sylva Trees: local arboriculturists offering a complete tree management service. Fully qualified, insured. Reliable. All waste recycled. Please phone Phillip Ableson on 01865 872945, or 07811 456999.

Painting and decorating: for a prompt, friendly, and professional service in Oxford or London, contact Tony for a quotation. Tel.: 07773 764791.

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.

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

Room and board (in north Oxford) plus some remuneration for someone to look after household with 14-year-old boy and his 19-year-old brother (both responsible good kids–out at school all day) from mid-Jan., to end of March while parents are away. Would suit mature postgraduate (or equivalent) or couple who enjoy young people. Contact Dr Martin on 01865 559061 or e-mail: djlm@aol.com.

Nanny share? Searching for a family with a young baby in New Hinksey or Grandpont interested in sharing a nanny. Mon.–Fri., 8.45 a.m.–6.45 p.m. Starting Jan. E-mail: ablocker@path.ox.ac.uk.

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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Situations Vacant

Secretary/Personal Assistant: professor requires a secretary/personal assistant for approx. 15 hrs p.w., working from his North Oxford home. The post involves assisting him with his correspondence, diary management and general administrative duties. Word processing and audio typing is required. Further particulars may be obtained by e-mail: i.jones@cbr.cam.ac.uk.

Wolfson College: Office Receptionist/Secretary. We are looking for a friendly, reliable and enthusiastic person with good interpersonal and IT skills to join the College Secretary's team at this modern, graduate college. The receptionist/secretary will assist with all aspects of the admission of students as well as providing clerical and secretarial support and upkeep of the members' database. Hours of work: 9 a.m.–5 p.m. The salary will be in the region of £14,500 p.a. with 6 weeks' holiday, subsidised lunches in Hall, staff pension scheme, and parking. Further details and an application form are available from the College Secretary, Wolfson College, Linton Road, Oxford OX2 6UD (tel.: 01865 (2)74103, e-mail: college.sec@wolfson.ox.ac.uk). The closing date for applications is Mon. 16 Dec. Wolfson College is an equal opportunities employer.

The English School, Finland: applications are invited for the post of Principal. Full-time contractual responsibilities begin 1 Aug., 2003. The English School Principal is the pedagogical leader of the whole school with full responsibility for the administrative, economic and international communications of the school. Additional qualifications demanded for the position include excellence in the English language and a good knowledge of Finnish. The successful accomplishment of this mission also presupposes previous management experience and a readiness to promote the development of teaching methods. Experience in tasks of an international nature as well as graduate studies may favour the candidate's standing. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience according to the Employment Agreement for the private teaching-sector. Applications should include a letter of interest, CV, and certified copies of documents, and should be addressed to: The Chairperson of the English School Foundation at Mantytie 14, 00270 Helsinki and delivered by 3 p.m. on 5 Dec. The label Principal's Post should appear on the envelope. Applications will not be returned.

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Houses to Let

Canal Walk, £1,300 p.c.m. Available early Jan.: spacious 4- bedroom luxury townhouse with enclosed rear garden and off-street parking space. Unfurnished; Bardwell Road, £1,550 p.c.m. Available early Jan. Immaculate 2/3- bedroom mews house in this fashionable central North Oxford location. Furnished. Contact Sarah at Lifestyle Letting & Management, 1 North Parade Ave., tel.: 01865 554577, fax: 01865 554578, e-mail: sarah@lifestyle-lettings.co.uk. Web site: www.letitbetter.co.uk.

Central North Oxford, 4-storey family house, recently renovated using architects design, available 1 Jan.,–1 March 2003. Open plan kitchen/dining room/family room; sitting room, study, conservatory, 3 bedrooms (sleeps 5), bathroom and shower room. Dishwasher, dryer, and washing machine. Large garden with climbing frame. Within walking distance of Phil and Jim's School. £2,000 p.c.m. Deposit required. Tel.: 00 44 (0) 1865 557017.

Cottage to let near Woodstock: a newly converted 1-bedroom cottage, well fitted. £650 p.c.m. Min. let 6 months. Rural position. Apply to Hodson. Shipton Slade Farm, Woodstock. Tel.: 01993 811280.

Academic's lovely spacious Victorian house just south of Summertown available for all or part(s) of the period 29 Dec.–mid-Apr., on the basis of 1/2/3 bedrooms, 2 large receptions, kitchen/dining room, garden, off-street parking. Suit visiting academic/couple. Tel.: 01865 510542, e-mail: doreen.mcbarnet@csls.ox.ac.uk.

Old Boar's Hill, 4 miles to Oxford city centre: Tinkerbell Cottage; quiet, charming rural location; outstanding views; newly decorated; 2 bedrooms, large private garden; furnished or unfurnished. Long or short let. £775 p.c.m. Ann Loescher. Tel.: 01865 735305, e-mail: gil@loescher.freeserve.co.uk.

Two-bedroom modern terrace house with small garden: fully furnished and fitted, gas c.h., washer/drier. Situated in a quiet cul-de-sac next to Saïd Business School between Oxford city centre and the railway station, with own parking space. £870 p.c.m., 2 months' deposit required. Ian and Josephine Macdonald, tel.: 01865 516615, fax: 01865 516616, or e-mail: macdonaldreynell@aol.com.

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

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Christmas Let

Wish to spend the Christmas period in Oxford and avoid hotel bills? A charming top floor flat overlooking Gloucester Green could be yours for the period of 1 month (from 10 Dec.,–10 Jan.) for £800 (1 person) or £1,000 (2 people sharing). The flat is furnished to a high standard, has a double bedroom, kitchen, bathroom, large living room and a balcony. If interested please call 07748873278 or e-mail: jounamhibi@hotmail.com. Members or students of the University are given priority.

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Flats to Let

Self-contained first-floor flat available in Charlbury: newly fitted kitchen with dishwasher, hob and cooker. Car parking space. Also within easy reach of Oxford. Train lines to Reading, Oxford, London and Worcester. Bus routes as well. Tel.: 01929 427097.

North Oxford , Summertown: spacious, comfortable, cheerful flat with character in convenient quiet position; 2 bedrooms, 2 reception, 2 bathrooms. Mod. cons. Off-street parking. £800 p.c.m. Tel.: 01736 786249.

North Oxford Summertown: 1-bedroom apartment well situtated for most amenities and with easy access to the city, bright 2nd-floor with spacious living room, good security and parking. Available mid-Jan., at £650 p.c.m. Tel.: 01865 516144 or fax 01865 437996.

Central north Oxford: 10 minutes' walk from city centre, all main university buildings and parks, and very close to the river. Available now for short/long let. Completely newly refurbished ground-floor flat to very high standard, new bathroom, new John Lewis kitchen with washer, dishwasher, dryer, etc., in extremely quiet, civilised, large Victorian house in this exclusive, leafy residential suburb, with large, light airy rooms. Double bedroom, single bedroom, drawing-room, kitchen, bathroom. Available Dec., a second-floor flat for short/long let with large double bedroom, large drawing room, kitchen, bathroom. Off-street parking, large secluded garden. Tel./fax: 01865 552400.

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Serviced Accommodation

Finally! the luxurious and economical alternative to 5-star luxury hotels, in central Oxford. Ambassador's Oxford offers clients short-stay 2-bedroom, 2 bathroom--1 en suite--5-star apartments in the centre of Oxford with allocated parking. Only 3 minutes' walk from the railway station and the Saïd Business School. Furnished to a very high standard to include well-equipped kitchen and lounge, computer, printer, internet access, and weekly Maid Service. From less than £100 per apartment per night, to accommodate up to 4/5 guests. Contact: www.ambassadorsoxford.co.uk, or tel.: 07876 203378.

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Accommodation Offered

Self-contained split-level comfortable room with all mod cons in old family house in pretty location in Upper Wolvercote, highly convenient for University and Oxford City. En suite shower/loo, kitchen/dining area with washing machine; bedroom area in gallery at top of stairs. Parking and/or bus ride 15 minutes to city centre. Suit academic/other professional. Available Feb., 2003. £625 p.c.m. excl. telephone. References required. E-mail: wrldco@aol.com.

Excellent, quiet, light and spacious studio bedsit centrally situated off North Parade: own entrance from patio-garden; own bathroom with shower; c.h.; phone; fridge and light cooking facilities. Suitable for one. Professionals or mature graduate student; non-smoker preferred. £475 p.c.m. includes bills (except tel., and council tax if applicable). Available mid-DEc. Tel.: 01865 553294.

Bright spacious room to let in friendly family home. Would suit vegetarian, student, postgraduate, or working person. Iffley Road region. £290 p.c.m. inc. of service. Tel.: 01865 778448.

Single rooms available in centrally placed street of unique coloured houses within easy walk of university departments. Short or long stays in comfortable small Victorian house, from beginning of Jan. 2003. Bed-and-breakfast, access to microwave, use of kettle, and all bills included. £95 p.w. Non-smokers. Foreign academics especially welcome. Owner has lived abroad for some years. Tel. and fax: 01865 516142.

Flexible short-term apartment hire in the centre of Oxford: fully furnished inc. bedlinen and towels; fully equipped kitchen; TV/Video/CD/Cassette/Radio; telephone. Rates from £300 p.w. incl. of utility bills (except telephone calls). Tel.: 01865 557529; e-mail: oxfordbase@yahoo.co.uk.

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 is celebrating its 30th year as Oxfordshire's leading letting agent, providing a specialist service to both landlords and tenants throughout the Oxfordshire and the surrounding counties. With experienced letting and management teams Finders Keepers provide a high standard of service to all our clients. If you would like more information about Finders Keepers' services please contact us at our Head Office at 226 Banbury Road, Summertown, Oxford, OX2 7BY, tel.: (00 44) 1865 311011, or visit the Finders Keepers Web site at www.finders.co.uk.

Available by the week for visitors to Oxford: self-contained, fully-furnished studio flat, centrally located in Kingston Road. En suiteshower, toilet and washbasin, and fully-equipped kitchen area. Sleeps 2. £300 p.w. all inc. British Tourist Board approved 3 Stars. For further information tel.: 01865 516913 or visit: http://www.oxfordcity.co.uk/accom/studioflat.

Delightful rooms in North Oxford available now. £55 p.w. Book by telephone or fax: 01865 511657 or e-mail: mcadex@gofornet.co.uk.

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Accommodation Sought

Academic family seeks 3-bedroom flat/house to rent short/long term from 1 Jan., 2003. Central location, up to £1,000 p.c.m. Dr Daria Santini-Elson. Tel. 07960 900049.

College & County, a new letting agency, require high quality properties for clients within the academic world in Oxford. Please contact Mark on 01865 722277 or call in at the office at 116b Cowley Road.

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

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–sleeps 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 mature 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 Rhone vineyards, Gorges du Tarn–and the Mediterranean–all within easy reach. For those who do not wish to drive, there is easy access via cheap Stansted flights. Booking now open for 2003 (from £210 p.w.). Non-smokers only please. Full c.h. available for autumn and winter lets. A smaller, second flat should be available from May onwards. It will sleep 4 or 5 in 2 bedrooms, and will have a large living area and a cool covered terrace. Though entirely separate from the larger flat–and available separately–this may be of particular interest to families who enjoy holidays together but who would appreciated a greater degeree of privacy and independence. For further details of either of these flats, please apply (eves.): 01527 541360.

Florida: fully-equipped villa on peaceful Southern Dunes golf course community 30 minutes south of Orlando; 4 double bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, fully-fitted kitchen, heated pool, air-conditioned throughout. Sleeps 8–10. From £400 p.w. E-mail: hockeyvilla@yahoo.co.uk or phone 020 7486 2918 (weekdays) or 01865 725065 (weekends). See www.floridabreeze.co.uk for more details and photos.

Umbria–near Perugia, easy reach of Assisi, Lake Trasimene, Orvieto. Restored farmhouse, own private valley, large swimming pool: 2 spacious flats sleeping 4 and 2, or can be combineds. £220–£710 p.w. depending on number of beds and season. For further details phone or fax 01865 390581.

Dordogne/Charente: fully-equipped converted farmhouse; sleeps 10; antique furniture; 2 fireplaces, c.h. Peaceful and quiet. River and lake nearby. Bordeaux 1 hour. 600/1100 euros p.w. Long-term lets also available. Tel.: +33 6 73 472 471; e-mail: a.m.motard@iep.u-bordeaux.fr.

Southwest France, near Toulouse/Albi/Cordes, stone farmhouse on edge of village, iwth 6 acres and swimming pool. Three bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2 living rooms and large kitchen; sleeps 7--8. Centrally heated with wood- burning stoves. Several airports within easy reach, available all year round. Call 01608 810818 or e-mail: barrymsimpson@hotmail.com for details, or see: www.oxfordmedia.co.uk/batut.htm for photos, availability and rates.

Greek Island rentals: Skopelos, Alonissos, and Skiathos: local villa specialist offers lovely villas, island houses, and apartments available for rent. Town, country, and seaside locations. Accommodation for 2--16 persons. Prices from GBP 100 p.p.p.w. For information see: www.holidayislands.com. E-mail: thalpos@otenet.gr, fax: 0030 4240 23057.

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For Sale

Challen Baby Grand Piano in Walnut, recently tuned and in excellent condition. £2,500 o.n.o. Tel.: 01235 523459.

Dolmetsch bentside spinet–1974. 1 x 8ft; English walnut case; five octaves FF–f3; spine length–60"; maximum front to back–26"; restrung 2001; very good condition. £1,600. Ideal practice instrument where space is limited. Dr Charles Mould. Tel.: 01451 860876, fax: 01451 861691, e-mail: cmm@chalkface.net. n

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