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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 aproached 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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Mendelssohn, Elijah: Oxford Harmonic Society: The Orchestra of Stowe Opera. Conductor Robert Secret with members of Oxford High School. Soloists: Nataliya Kompaniyets-Jouri, Linda Hibberd, Christopher Lemmings, Edward Wade. Sat., 16 Nov., 8 p.m., The Town Hall. Tickets £12 and £10. Concessions £10 and £8 available from Oxford Playhouse Box Office. Tel.: 01865 305305 (incl. Credit Card bookings by post) or on the door.

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Oxford Brookes University

Centre for Family and Household Research 2002 Seminar Series: 20 Nov., 5.30 p.m.; Lynda Clarke (London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine), `Recent changes in children's family circumstances', SG03, Research Centre, Oxford Brookes.

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Varsity Match

The Oxford University Society (OUS) invites you to Twickenham on Tues., 10 Dec., for this Oxford v Cambridge rugby classic! Join our party for guided Museum of Rugby tour, our picnic, and some of the best seats in the Stadium. £32.50, or £25.50 for seats only. Please contact Rodney Buckton, Projects Manager, OUS, Oxenford House, Magdalen Street, Oxford OX1 3AB. Tel.: 01865 278184; fax: 01865 288086; e-mail:

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New College School

Open Morning: Sat., 16 Nov. All parents and boys are welcome; tours round the school; opportunities to talk to all members of staff; displays; music rehearsals; Saturday Arts programme; drama classes. New College School, 2 Savile Road (off Mansfield Road) Oxford OX1 3UA. Tel: 01865 243657.

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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 Quadrange. 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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Antiques Bought and Sold

Oxford Engravings, including Oxonia Illustrata by Loggan (from incomplete disbound copy), plus a large selection of other engravers such as Le Keux etc. Web site:, or tel.: 01747 873025/870048 for information or list.

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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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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Popham Hairdressing

Our proposition is simple, to provide a design, cutting, and colouring service, which combines classic standards with modernist thinking. One North Parade, Oxford. For appointments call: 01865 517040, or e-mail us through our Web site:

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Oxford University Research Staff Society

The Research Staff Society (RSS) membership consists of Postdoctoral/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, 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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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 a.m.–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

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Services Offered

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

Horological services for your ailing apparatus. Thirty years of expertise in all types of clocks and barometers, of which many have been restored for the University over the years. Quotations are free. All work is fully guaranteed. Please phone Paul Carroll, Oxford Longcase Clocks on 01865 779660.

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 Rd., Oxford. Tel.: 01865 741729, fax: 01865 742431, 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).

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Domestic Services

For effortless entertaining, SugarPepper Cooks are available to prepare creative food in your home/chosen venue. From canapé receptions, buffets and dinner parties to christenings, weddings, Christmas and New Year celebrations. Tailor-made menus to suit your requirements. All enquiries welcome. Tel.: 01865 791136.

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 and accompanying: all ages and levels welcome. Contact Ana Mladenovic, experienced pianist and piano teacher. Tel.: 01865 778248 or 07779 580235. E- mail:

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Situations Vacant

St Clare's Oxford: required as soon as possible, well qualified teacher of NORWEGIAN 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 1.5–2 hours per week. For full details please contact Mrs C. Gospel, Head of Languages, as soon as possible. Tel.: 01865 517333. Fax: 01865 310002, or e-mail:

Academic Director for US overseas study program. Oxford graduate (advanced degree) around 30 years preferred with some administrative experience, ability to meet deadlines and to plan ahead. Salary £30–£40k depending. Hours could be flexible. Send CV to Dr Richardson, 8 Tennyson Lodge, Paradise Square, OX1 1UD.

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Houses to Let

Four-bedroom late-Victorian house with long garden: part-furnished, with gas-fired c.h., washing machine, cooker, fridge, freezer and new bathroom. Situated in Temple Cowley close to bus route into town centre. Available now for the academic year (or until end of Oct., 2003). Rent £1,000 p.m. or 00 49 30 4201 80001.

Cumnor Village: 3-bedroom house, large kitchen and pretty garden. The village has a regular bus service, village shops and excellent primary school. £850 p.c.m. Tel.: 01865 863920.

Lifestyle Letting & Management, 1 North Parade Avenue—Summertown, £1,295 p.c.m. A spacious 3-bedroom family home with off-street parking and garden close to Summertown shops. Furnished. Please contact Sarah on 01865 554578, e-mail:, Web site:

Delightful fully furnished centrally heated 3-bedroom modified 19th- century farm cottage with 1.8 acre garden, to let 1 Jan.–mid-April 2003. Located less than 1 mile from the Headington roundabout. Has its own wood and brook! Ideal for visiting academic. Rent £950 p.m. Please contact Prof. Nick White, e-mail:, or tel. his secretary in Oxford on 01865 220970.

Three-bedroom East Oxford house available for 3 month let to tidy tenant, Jan.,–Mar. Willingness to allow occasional access to estate agents compensated by low rent of £500 p.m. plus bills. Contact e-mail:

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:

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: Internet site:

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Flats to Let

Lifestyle Letting & Management, 1 North Parade Avenue–The Waterways, £795 p.c.m. and £895 p.c.m. A choice of 1-bedroom luxury apartments with parking on this prestigious Berkley Homes development. Furnished. Please call Sarah on 01865 554578, e-mail:, Web site:

London–North Ealing: spacious 3-bedroom, first-floor flat in conservation area, close to Ealing North and West Acton tubes, with easy access to North Circular Road and M40. Modern kitchen and bathroom, large living room; part furnished, large wardrobes, wood floors. Character building in green surrounds. £1,500 p.m. Tel.: 0794 1176346, e-mail:

Basement studio flat in Victorian house, just south of Summertown. Own access; fully furnished; shower room, modern kitchenette, telephone, TV aerial. £400 p.c.m. incl. of c.h. and council tax, excl. electricity. Suitable 1 quiet non- smoking post graduate/doctor/academic. To let from mid-Nov. Tel.: 07968 567651 eves., view at weekends.

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.

Central North Oxford: 1 double-bedroom flat to let with small study/second bedroom. Recently refurbished and furnished. Quiet residential location close to city centre. Suit visiting academic. Available now. £750 p.c.m. Tel.: 01865 245751, or e-mail:

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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:, or tel.: 07876 203378.

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Accommodation Offered

Double bedroom with separate study to rent from 1 Dec. Spacious, refurbished house; garden; all mod cons. Quiet residential area, 10 minutes' walk from city centre. Share with 2 professionals. £450 p.c.m., excl. bills. Suit academic or professional. Tel.: 01865 791427.

Furnished room (small double) available in Headington house from 21 Dec., (poss. earlier). Good-natured, quiet profession/postdoc sought to share with 1 other. Amateur classical musician preferred, or someone able to tolerate regular flute and singing practice! £350 p.c.m. excl. Contact 07870 311268 or e-mail:

Room for rent in quiet Headington family house, close to shops and amenities, for postgraduate woman student. Cost: £300 p.m. all inclusive (except telephone use). Contact Christina, tel.: 01865 313828 (daytime) or 452903 (eves.).

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:

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

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. £300 p.w. all inc. British Tourist Board approved 3 Stars. For further information tel.: 01865 516913 or visit:

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

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Accommodation Sought

French female, 28, postdoc at Oxford University for 1 year needs immediately a private, furnished large room in a shared house, with common living room, kitchen etc. Preferably close to centre. Around £350 p.c.m. incl. bills. E-mail:, or tel.: 01865 282113 (from 10 a.m.–7 p.m.), or 01865 559610.

All Souls College seeks large 3-bedroom flat or house, preferably in North Oxford although all central areas considered for visiting academic and family from Jan.,–July 2003. Please contact the Manciple, All Souls College, High Street, Oxford OX1 4AI. Tel.: 01865 279315, fax: 01865 289108 or e-mail: manciple@all-

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: Alternatively, we would invite you to visit our Web site at: and see how we could be marketing your property.

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Holiday Lets

Ski chalet-French Alps-St Gervais Mont Blanc: catered chalet ideally located for rapid access to the resorts of Megeve, Les Contamines, St Gervais, Chamonix and an hour from Geneva Airport, prices from £295 incl. of : half-board, airport transfer, mountain host, transport and full advisory service. Contact Dave Edwards, 01993 878132, e-mail: More details:

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 01865 54150 or e-mail: for details, or see: 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: E-mail:, fax: 0030 4240 23057.

Tuscany, Italy: short or long-term rents, beautifully restored 2-storey country house on the top of a hill by large vineyard and olive trees, 5 bedrooms (with up to 8 beds), 2 bathrooms, kitchen, lounge, sitting-room, private swimming pool, garden, cable, VCR, Internet. Wonderful and quiet, in the Chianti area, only 5 mins., drive from Chiusi town, shops, railway/motorway, 1 hour from Rome and Florence, 30 mins., from Siena. E- mail:, tel.: + 39 055 602044, + 39 328 7133951, Web site:

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Flats for Sale

For sale in Normandy spa town of Bagnoles de l'Orne, 1-bedroom flat, new wood floor, new bathroom, unfinished project in new building. Offers around £20,000. Dr James Daniels, tel.: 01865 453734.

Smart 2-bedroom first-floor flat in Wood Farm, 1 mile from Headington, 1½ miles from city centre. Own entrance, hall, bathroom, lounge, kitchen and balcony overlooking communal garden. Private off-road parking space. Very quiet and comfortable. £155,000. E-mail: Tel.: 01865 768505 or 01865 794624.

Summertown: smart, sunny 1-bedroom ground-floor flat with independent entrance, situated in private gated courtyard of only 10 flats; entrance lobby, living/dining room, fitted kitchen, inner hallway, bedroom and bathroom, with ample storage space. Private off-road parking space and communal gardens. Very comfortable and quiet, convenient location 3 minutes from Summertown shops, restaurants and gym. Offers in the region of £175,000. E-mail:, tel.: 01865 354184.

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For Sale

Compaq Presario 1635 laptop, £500, with manual, 4 years old; new digital video camera DCR-PC5E PAL Sony, used twice, £900 (cost £1,000 + 3 year cover plan of £200); BMW Z3 1997 2.8 top spec., black and tan leather, CD changer, expanding family forces sale, £18,000. Contact Emma: 01865 558441 or 07815 899451. n

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