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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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Tracey Emin

Artist Tracey Emin talks about her work at The Oxford Union on Tues., 26 Nov., at 5 p.m. to coincide with her exhibition This is Another Place (10 Nov.–19 Jan.) at Modern Art Oxford, the new name of the Museum of Modern Art. This is a free event and is organised by The Oxford Union in conjunction with Modern Art Oxford and the Department of History of Art, Oxford University. Visitors to Modern Art Oxford will be able to enjoy free admission to a new exhibition programme. Changes to the building include a new entrance space in which a range of activities will take place, lighter and more open gallery space, and a revived café. Modern Art Oxford, 30 Pembroke Street, is open Tues.–Sat., 10 a.m.--5 p.m. and Sun., 12--5 p.m. Closed Mon. Late openings on event eves. Tel.: 01865 722733 or visit www.modernartoxford.org.uk.

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Lectures

Society for Graduates: Dr Allan Chapman on `Mary Somerville (1780–1872) and her world of scientists', 22 Nov.; Dr Steve Ray on `Adult stem cells: how adaptable are they?', 29 Nov.; and Frank Bland on `T. Arthur Leonard: Victorian pioneer of walking holidays', on 6 Dec. Meetings at 6 p.m. in Wadham College. Visitors £1.50 per meeting. Further details from Anita Segar (tel. 01865 730574).

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University Church

Sun., 24 Nov., and Sun., 1 Dec., 12.15 p.m.: Christmas Stalls. The Charities Committee of the University Church will hold the first of 2 seasonal sales following the 11 a.m. Eucharist. To be found: Cakes, jams, Christmas cards, fair trade Advent Calendars and more. If you would like to contribute with items, or get involved with the activities of the Charity Commitee, please contact the Church Office. Tel.: 01865 (2)79111.

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Concerts

The Oxford Millennium Orchestra plays Russian classics: Shostakovich's Festive Overture, Rachmaninov's Second Piano Concerto and Tchaikovsky's Fifth Symphony. Conductor Nick Mumby; piano Jonathan Darnborough. Tues., 26 Nov., 8 p.m., Sheldonian Theatre. Tickets £12, £5 available from the Oxford Playhouse 01865 305305, or www.ticketsoxford.com.

Sun., 24 Nov., Keble College Chamber Choir in concert with Keble College Orchestra (conductor Scott Ellaway), with guest solo artists. Concert includes Haydn's Missa Sancti Nicolai and Mozart's Symphony No 41. The chapel, Keble, 8.30 p.m. (tickets £6.00, concessions £4.00, at the door).

The Arcadian Singers will be performing Howell's Requiem and Purcell's Te Deum and Jubilate in D, with anthems by Leighton, Purcell, and Grier. Sat., 23 Nov., 8 p.m., Merton College Chapel. Tickets at the door: £7 (£5 concessions, £3 OUMS).

Oxford Chamber Music Society Concert at Holywell, Sun., 1 Dec., at 2.45 p.m. Gould Piano Trio play Haydn C major no 21, Beethoven Ghost and Schubert B flat. Tickets from Oxford Playhouse 01865 305305, ticketsoxford.com £13, seniors £11; at the door £14, £12; students/juniors £5, but some free Cavatina Scheme tickets for 8–22 year olds.

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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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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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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: www.davidpopham.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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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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Book Sale

The Department of Educational Studies Library is holding a withdrawn books sale all week, from 10 a.m. on 2 December, to 5 p.m. on 6 December, in the Reception area at 15 Norham Gardens. Books will be £1 each on Monday and £1 a bag on Friday. Proceeds to Library book funds. Donations will also be accepted for Book Aid International.

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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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Services Offered

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

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: pujsana@hotmail.com.

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Situations Vacant

Editor and Publications Manager: Inscape Fine Art Study Tours needs an experienced editor to manage programmes, newsletters, mail-shots, and publicity material. The successful applicant will be expected to commission and edit texts, write original copy, schedule the year's work, and oversee production from copy to print. He/she will work closely with the Directors, the designer, and administrators in the office (twelve miles north of Oxford); some work may be done from home. A flair for attractive, intelligent writing is essential, as is an eye for detail and accuracy. Some art historical knowledge would be an advantage; publicity skills/experience useful. AppleMacs only. Part-time, start Jan 2003. Generous pay/holidays. CVs with s.a.e. by 30 Nov. to Caroline Friend, Inscape Fine Art Study Tours Ltd., Austins Farm, High Street, Stonesfield, Witney OX29 8SU. Tel.: 01993 891726; www.inscapetours.co.uk.

Hertford College: College Nurse. The college wishes to appoint a College Nurse working in close collaboration with the College Doctor looking after the health and welfare of students, staff, and fellows. Whitley Council grade F or G (depending on qualifications and experience); 16 hours per week, term-time only (30 weeks). Appointment from 13 January. The college is an equal opportunities employer. Further details and application form from the Bursar, Hertford College, Catte Street, Oxford OX1 3BW. Telephone: 01865 (2)79423. n

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Houses to Let

Sandford on Thames: spacious family house with very modern amenities available for Hilary Term 2003. Pleasant garden. Gardener and twice weekly housekeeper services provided at owner's cost. Easy access to Oxford (bus route). Run- around car available. Would suit visiting academics or professional/mature student. Low rent of £500 p.c.m. to right applicant. References required. Please contact secretary. Tel.: 01235 200841.

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.

Four-bedroom semi-detached house for rent 6 Jan.--29 Apr.; located in Summertown, close to shops, schools; 2 reception rooms, study, front and back gardens, fitted kitchen, gas c.h., washing-machine and dryer; TVs, computer link. £1,500 p.c.m. plus utility bills. Tel.: 01865 558543, e-mail: michael.vickers@jesus.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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Flats to Let

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

Furnished room for rent (single): available now, for short or long term. £260 p.m. House has sitting-room, shower, garden, washing-machine. 60 Bullingdon Road, East Oxford. Share with 3 other graduate students. Call Cortney. Tel.: 01865 727165 or 07817 893 848.

North Oxford : large bedroom with fridge and microwave in large family house on Woodstock Road. Shared bathroom and use of kitchen. £90 p.w. inc. bills. Tel.: 07713 638627 or 01865 553244.

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 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: 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

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

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

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.

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