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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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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 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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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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Services Offered

Need help with research? Intelligent senior citizen offers computer, word-processing, numeracy and literacy skills. Would like occasional or regular work in Oxford (home or University based). Prime requirement, interest, not financial gain. Contact 01865 762650.

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 remunerations 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.

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

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Situations Vacant

Research assistant: graduate research assistant (part-time) sought to work on projects on Indian politics (hours by arrangement). Knowledge of statistics could be an advantage. Please send CV (with names of referees) to: euroinfo@europaeum.ox.ac.uk (or Dr Paul Flather, Mansfield College).

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Houses to Let

Attractive, comfortable town-house: c.h.; bus 6 minutes to High Street. Accommodates 4. Available 27 Dec.–6 Feb. References essential. £250 p.w. incl. all services (except 'phone). E-mail: justine.cole@bbc.co.uk. Tel.: 01865 770501 by 20 Dec.

Standlake: a superb, large 4-bedroom non-estate detached house in pretty village 10 miles west of Oxford. Available now unfurnished. Large garden, oil c.h., and good family accommodation. Offers over £800 p.c.m. Abbey Rentals 01865 883108.

Characterful Cotswold cottage available to rent, furnished, for 6 months or 1 year from Feb.: 2 bedrooms plus 1 study-bedroom. Gas c.h. Friendly village, 20 miles from Oxford, 15 minutes by train, regular bus service. Good transport links to London. For further information please contact 07941 077483.

Risinghurst: 2 double bedroom (3rd room converted to fully equipped office) house recently modernised with all mod cons, own drive, gardens etc. For let fully furnished from 9 Jan.–5 May. If 1 or 2 people could stay in house and share with owner on her return. Rent £650. If interested contact Jayne on 01865 763816.

Four-bedroom house to let in pretty village, 6 miles from Oxford: all conveniences plus possible use of car. 12 April–11 June. £200 p.w. Tel.: Trevor Rowley 01865 864933. E-mail: trevor@academic-study.com.

Architect's Spelsbury bungalow, bought for its beautiful views and quiet end of lane position, converted from 3-bedroom to 1 to create very large living and dining areas; en suiteWC, basin and walk-in wardrobe for bedroom; 5 French windows open onto terrace and rolling farmland towards Wychwood forest; kitchen with new cooker, fridge, washing machine; 2nd WC and basin in bathroom off hall; large storage cupboards; warm air c.h.; natural wood and white walls throughout; fully furnished; new large 24ft pyramidal conservatory with surrounding banquette seating–seats 12! Garden, parking, 1½ miles to BR station. £140 p.w. Tel.: 02077369744, 07890289697.

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.

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.

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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Flats to Let

Merton Street: 1-bedroom apartment set in unique location amidst college buildings; large bedroom, living room with galley kitchen, bathroom. Available 20 Dec. £750 p.c.m. For further details of this and other properties on our portfolio please contact Gay Hawley, tel.: 01865 297999, e-mail: gayh@finders.co.uk, or visit our Web site: www.finders.co.uk.

Superb flat in very quiet location, 10 minutes from city centre and 5 minutes walk from Brookes: 1 large studio, bedsitting room with roff garden terrace; well- equipped kitchen, shower toilet, spiral staircase from 2nd balcony to large garden. Suit 1 or 2 professionals. £800 p.c.m. Vacant from 3 Jan. Also a very attractive single bedroom to rent to well-behaved lodger ; own shower/toilet adjoining, own pretty balcony terrace and outside entrance (in same house as above). £440 incl. of bills. Contact 01865 247150.

North Parade: charming, fully furnished 1-bedroom flat in the heart of north Oxford, available mid-Jan. £675 p.m. Tel.: 01865 513816 weekdays or e- mail: mt@felicitybryan.com.

Research in Berlin? Fully-furnished appartment to sublet from early or mid-Jan., until late March or longer. Great location (Kreuzberg, at Landwehrkanal; U Schonleinstrasse or Kottbusser Tor), quiet and central; 33 sq. metres, modern kitchen and bathroom, c.h., high windows, wooden floors. Including TV, stereo, telephone, etc. Monthly rent approx. Euros 345. Contact: gundula.kreuzer@music.ox.ac.uk.

Victoria Gate: £P.O.A. Available 2 Jan.: spacious 2-bedroom, 2-bathroom top-floor apartment with balcony and parking space. Furnished. SHORT LETS: we have a choice of 2, 2-bedroom apartments available on `Short Lets' for further details contact Sarah at Lifestyle Management, on 01865 554577. Fax: 01865 554578, e-mail: sarah@lifestlye-lettings.co.uk. Web site: www.letitbetter.co.uk.

Central Headington, available Jan.: close to hospitals; beautifully converted spacious 2-bedroom flat; tastefully furnished; fully-fitted kitchen; large sitting room; bathroom with bath and separate pumped shower; gas c.h.; double glazed. Off-street parking. Professionals and academics only. Rent £685 p.c.m. Tel.: 01865 768504 eves.

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.

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

Double bedroom to let in quiet non-smoking house in Cricket Road, East Oxford: shares top-floor kitchen and bathroom with one other; ideal for single academic or professional; c.h., and d.g.; ground-floor flat currently occupied by single tenant. Available now for minimum 6 month let at £260 p.c.m., incl. council tax and water rates. Contact James or Pat on 01865 430 595, eves. after 6.30 or weekends, or e-mail: james.sandham@socres.ox.ac.uk.

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 suiteshower/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.

Room to let in quiet non-smoking house in Oxford Road, East Oxford: kitchen, bathroom and living room shared with 2 young professionals; c.h., and d.g.; ideal for single academic or professional. Available now, for minimum 6 month let at £240 p.c.m., incl. council tax and water rates. Contact James or Pat on 01865 430 595 eves., after 6.30 or weekends, or e-mail: james.sandham@socres.ox.ac.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.

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Accommodation Sought

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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Accommodation sought to rent or exchange

Oxford/Cambridge. Moving from Cambridge to Oxford. Looking for 2- bedroom house or flat in central Oxford to rent, or exchange with 2-bedroom Victorian terrace house in Gwydir Street, central Cambridge (excellent location, nice garden, near railway station and town centre). Moving in mid- Feb. for 2/3 years, but start/end dates could be flexible within that period. Gary Snapper. E-mail: gabrielsnapper@ntworld.com; tel.: 01223 503272.

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Holiday Lets

Tuscany: family-owned wine estate, producing highly recognised wines, olive oil and cheese; offers ancient farmhouse and apartments accommodating 2 up to 12+. Secluded rural setting, half-hour central Flroence. Contact: tel/fax: (0039) 055 824 9120, e-mail: sulpoggio@bcc.tin.it.

Two farmhouse with pools to let in SW France; both stunningly situated, these sunny and luxurious properties reside in private and spacious grounds and offer good views; sleep 10 (4 in independent `granny' house) and 6 respectively. Suitable for superb holidays or longer stays. Further details on: www.hidden-sw-france.com, or contact Marion on 00 33 5 63 24 08 78/00 33 5 63 02 11 98, or e-mail: emailenquiries@hidden-sw- france.com.

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.

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.

Venice holiday home rentable weekly or termly: an independent mini-flat fully equipped for four in a convenient area between railway station and Rialto bridge near shops, restaurants, and boat stops; half an hour by train from Padova. It consists of a small bedroom for 2 and a pleasant living area with divan bed, leading to kitchen area. Carefully furnished by an Anglo-Italian couple who will post further details incl. photos. Tel.: 00 39 644 230361; e-mail: fervas@tiscalinet.it. Euros 390 weekly, inc. services. Reduced rates for terms.

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For Sale

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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