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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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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, andthe 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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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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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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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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Services Offered

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.

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: summertown@020.mbe.uk.com, also at: 94 London Rd., Oxford. Tel.: 01865 741729, fax: 01865 742431, e-mail: staff@mbeheadington.co.uk.

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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.

Blue House, a small, intimate nursery for children 2--5 years, established 10 years. Open Mon.--Fri., 8.30 a.m.--5.30 p.m., full or half-days. NNEB staff. All pre-school activities inc. numeracy and literacy skills to prepare children for school entry. Short-term vacancies for visiting academics. Call Kimberley for further information, or come to visit. Tel.: 01865 247877.

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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Houses to Let

Waterways, Summertown North Oxford: selection of brand new luxuriously appointed 4-bedroom, 3-bathroom homes in prestigious location. Suitable for families/professionals. Landscaped garden, garage, extra parking; superb fitted kitchen; conservatory; flexible accommodation over 3 floors. Available immediately furnished/unfurnished. Less than 1 mile from city centre. Sorry no pets or smokers. Rent £1,700 p.c.m. Tel.: 01865 516060.

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.

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.

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

Oxford Waterways-£795 p.c.m. Available now. Brand new top- floor furnished 1-bedroom apartment with parking on this prestigious development: VICTORIA GATE, £1,100 p.c.m. Available Jan. Spacious 2-bedroom top-floor furnished apartment with balcony and parking close to Summertown shops. Lifestyle Letting & Management, 1 North Parade Ave., Oxford. Tel.: Sarah on 01865 554577, fax: 01865 554578. E-mail: sarah@lifestyle-lettings.co.uk. Web site: www.letitbetter.co.uk.

Well located 1-bedroom apartment 9 miles from Oxford City centre: within walking distance from all local amenities as well as all major road networks including the M40 (Jct 9), and excellent bus service to Oxford, and Milton Keynes. This apartment is ideal for a professional single or couple working or studying in the local area. Available unfurnished from Jan. For more information please contact Julia on 00 44 (0) 1865 302344, or e-mail: julian@finders.co.uk.

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.

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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Acommodation Sought

Academic couple, non-smokers, with 15 month child, looking for furnished 2-/3-bedroom house or ground-floor flat for 3 months from 21 April–20 July. Areas: North Oxford, East Oxford, Iffley, Sandford. Tel.: 07884 058153.

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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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 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.

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.

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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Holiday Lets

Tuscany: family-owned wine estate, producing highly recognised wines, olive oil and cheese; offers ancient farmhouse and apartments accommodation 2 up to 12+. Secluded rural setting, half-hour central Florence. 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: emailenquirie@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.

Really lovely location in the Upper Tamar Valley on the borders of Devon and Cornwall. Large, comfortable 17th-c., listed farmhouse with 6 double bedrooms, 3 bath/shower rooms, 2 sitting room, and large farmhouse kitchen. Also available is a recently converted barn with 2 double bedrooms (1 with a 4-poster bed), 2 bath/shower rooms, large open-plan living/dining room/kitchen. Very nicely furnished. Both are stocked with books and games as well as TV and video. Outdoor heated swimming pool, games room (table tennis, pool, bar billiards, darts). Not far from Eden Project, Dartmoor, and Bodmin Moor. Half an hour from coast. Easily accessible from A30 though set in totally secluded peaceful countryside. Privately owned. Contact Michele or Jeremy Smith on 01865 310998 or e-mail: smithatpalla@yahoo.co.uk for more details or look at our Web site: www.pallastreet.co.uk.

Venice: large flat in the heart of Venice, near Palazzo Grassi, in the heart of Venice, with large traditional sitting-room, and separate dining room, well- appointed kitchen, 1 double bedroom with en suitebathroom, second bedroom with twin beds, third bedroom with 1 bed (+ 1), and a second bathroom. The flat is ideal for a family, in pristine condition, and available for short periods on a weekly basis at £600 per week. Tel.: + 39 0423 723582, e-mail: tagariello@libero.it.

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

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.

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