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The University of Oxford Shop Double Discount Day

All University Employees are invited to a Double Discount day on Thurs., 5 Dec. High St Christmas Event, open until 7 p.m. 20% off all purchases! (on production of a valid employee identification card). For a wide selection of gifts for Christmas, choose from: 2003 Calendars and Diaries; exclusive hand painted "Isis" china; "Royal Charter" stationery and homewares; framed prints and originals by local artists; Botanic design bone china and linen range; plus many more exciting gifts. The University of Oxford Shop, 106 High St., Oxford OX1 4BW. Online shopping at, e-mail:, tel.: 01865 247414. Opening hours: Mon.–Sat., 9 a.m.–5.30 p.m.

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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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University Church

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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Volunteers Wanted

OXFORD BABYLAB would love to hear from English-speaking parents of babies under 2 years. Based in the Dept. of Experimental Psychology, Oxford University, the lab is researching early language development in fun studies lasting up to 30 minutes. Free Babylab T-shirt as a thank-you. Please contact Babylab on 01865 271384 (ansaphone) or 01865 271396, or e-mail to :

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Oxford Student Chorus presents "A Winter Warmer", Sat ., 7th week (30 Nov., St John's College Chapel. A concert of folk songs, traditional carols, and more original arrangements. Included a guest appearance by the Revelation Rock Gospel Choir. Tickets £5 (£3 concessions).

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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:

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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 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, 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., 10.30–12 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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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:

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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.

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:, 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

Reliable female with car wanted to pick up 2 delightful girls aged 3 and 5 years from school at 3.30 p.m., followed by a couple of hours care, 4 days a week. Rates and hours negotiable. Tel.: 01865 286887.

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

Vacancy for a Boarding Tutor at Bruern Abbey Preparatory School, Chesterton, 8 miles north of Oxford. Vacancy might suit a young and enthusiastic postgraduate with a strong commitment to the welfare of children. Single accommodation available. Evenings only 5.30–9.30 p.m. Contact the Headteacher on 01869 242448.

Weekend Retail Assistant required with expert knowledge of the medicinal properties, history and preparation of Chinese Tea to work in our beautiful Cotswold Farm Shop. Daylesford Organic Farm Shop sells our own organic produce and finer foods from a 3000 sq. ft barn conversion. Good customer service and communication skills are essential as is the ability to work well within a small team. Competitive pay and benefits. Please send your CV to Wendy Hambleton, Daylesford Farm Shop, New Farm, Daylesford, Moreton-in-Marsh, Gloucestershire GL56 0YG. Closing date: 1 Dec.

Retail Assistants required to work within our beautiful Cotswold Farm Shop. Daylesford Organic Farm Shop sells our own organic produce and finer foods from a 3000 sq.ft barn conversion. Good customer service and communication skills are essential, as is the ability to work well within a small team. Flexible hours, competitive pay and benefits. Please send your CV to Wendy Hambleton, Daylesford Farm Shop, New Farm, Daylesford, Moreton-in-Marsh, Gloucestershire, GL56 0YG. Closing date: 1 Dec.

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Houses to Let

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.

Summertown, £1,295 p.c.m. Available NOW. Newly decorated 3-bedroom property with enclosed garden and parking close to local amenities and schools. Furnished. Please contact Sarah at Lifestyle Letting & Management, 1 North Parade Avenue, Oxford. Tel.: 01865 554578, e-mail: Web site:

Boston, Massachusetts area: fully furnished single family house on tree-lined residential street in suburb of Boston (Wellesley). Perfect for academic visiting Harvard, Wellesley, other Boston-area universities; 2,200 sq ft living space; 4 bedrooms, 3 full baths, on level ¼ acre lot. Two car garage, exterior deck, 2 fireplaces, hardwood floors, piano, separate den and family room; clothes washer, dryer, dishwasher, central air conditioning, includes all linen, dishes, etc. Walk to excellent primary school; 16 miles to downtown Boston or ½ hour by train, 14 miles to Cambridge/Harvard. Excellent condition. No pets. Available 1 Jan., through late spring/early summer, actual length of tenancy negotiable. Rent: $3,200 p.c.m. plus utilities. Receptive to proposal to swap for similar property in Oxford area. Tel.: 001 617 552 1237, fax: 001 617 552 2615 (attention D. Wirth), e-mail:

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.

Headington family home: well presented, spacious detached home with 2 reception rooms, kitchen/breakfast room, utility room, family bathroom and 4 bedrooms (1 en suite). The property also has a double garage, off-street parking and enclosed garden with a separate patio area. For more information please contact Anna Turner at Finders Keepers, 27 St Clements, Oxford OX1 4AB; tel.: 01865 200012, e-mail:, or visit our Web site:

For rent Dec.,–April 2003: comfortable, fully-furnished 3- bedroom house in Headington area; garden and garage; frequent bus services to Oxford and London. Low rent of £650 p.m., when garage and 1 bedroom, with very occasional, pre-arranged visits to collect clothes, can be kept for storage purposes. Tel.: 01865 765778, e-mail:

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:

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:

House to rent: superb, modern, architect-designed house in residential North Oxford. Easy access to city centre (several bus routes, or walk along road or canal). Quiet location. Easily looked-after garden. Very much has feeling of being out in the country. Very large kitchen/dining room. Large living room upstairs, to take advantage of view over large green open space. Modern furniture. Fully equipped. Central heating. Available Apr.--Aug. 2003. Non-smokers and no children preferred. Tel: 01865 511825 (evenings or Sundays); e-mail:

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:

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

City Centre, £850 p.c.m. Available NOW. Spacious, first-floor, 2-bedroom apartment with balcony overlooking the Thames, and secure underground parking space. Furnished. Please contact Sarah at Lifestyle Letting & Management, 1 North Parade Avenue, Oxford. Tel.: 01865 554578, e-mail: Web site:

Hilary Term let: beautifully proportioned 1-bedroom apartment within a spacious detached house in the village of Worminghall. Accommodation comprises large hallway, cloakroom, dining room, drawing room, kitchen and bedroom with en suitebathroom. Second bedroom available by negotiation. £1,150 p.c.m. For more information please contact Anna Turner at Finders Keepers, 27 St Clements, Oxford OX1 4AB. Tel.: 01865 200012, e-mail:, or visit our Web site:

Comfortable, sunny 2-bedroom maisonette on Woodstock Road, short walk from University and city centre: lounge/dining room, fully-fitted kitchen, double and single bedrooms, bathroom, own garage, attractive communal gardens. £700 p.c.m. Tel.: 01865 883631 (eves.).

North Oxford Summertown: 1-bedroom apartment well situated 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.

Paris studio: small but charming studio in the historic and very central Marais (4th arrondissement) available for short lets. Attractively furnished and fully equipped with television, phone, CD, kitchenette. Linens and weekly maid provided. £38 per night or £250 p.w. to members of the University; non-university £45 per night and £290 weekly. Contact joe- or ring 07957 588448.

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

Serviced and short-let luxury apartments are now available in central Jericho with waterfront location, private balconies, designer furnishings, fully equipped with the option of ISDN lines, televisions, stereos, cable connections and full services. Ideal if visiting Oxford for a short break or visiting family, as well as business trips and corporate stop-overs. The apartments are well located with private secure parking, within easy walking distance to Oxford City Centre's leisure and social facilities, as well as Jericho's restaurants and boutiques. For more information about availability and individual rates please contact Finders Keepers at 226 Banbury Road, Summertown, Oxford OX2 7BP. Tel.: 00 44 (0) 1865 311011 or view our full list of available properties on our Web site at:

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

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:

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

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

[ao 101 and then first of each month for academic year. Invoice.] 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:

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Accommodation Sought

Furnished 3- or 4-bedroom house or flat, preferably in North Oxford, for visiting academic non-smoking family with children ages 12, 9, and 7, Jan.,2003 through late spring/early summer. Contact Professor David Wirth, Boston College Law School, tel.: 001 617 552 1237, fax: 001 617 552 2615 (attention D. Wirth), e-mail:

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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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:; tel.: 01223 503272.

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Holiday Lets

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: or phone 020 7486 2918 (weekdays) or 01865 725065 (weekends). See for more details and photos.

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:

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:

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.

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: Euros 390 weekly, inc. services. Reduced rates for terms.

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For Sale

Piano for sale, £750: modern upright mahogany veneer, overstrung "Zender" from Kempsters of Witney, 2 owners, ideal for piano lessons. Buyer collects. Tel.: 01865 243216 9–5 p.m. (work) or 01993 704315 8–9 p.m. (home). Isabelle Tams.

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.

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:

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Flat 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.

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House Sought to Purchase

Central North Oxford: we are searching for a 4-/5-bedroom period family house to buy, preferably Victorian or earlier, in good condition and within walking distance of the city centre. Currently renting and therefore in a position to purchase immediately, or willing to wait while you relocate. Please tel: 01865 292896. n

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