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Trinity College, Cambridge

Nehru Memorial Lecture: HRH The Prince Hassan of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan will give the twenty-sixth Nehru Memorial Lecture at 6.30 p.m., Wed., 26 Nov., in the Winstanley Lecture Theatre, Trinity College. The title of the lecture will be announced shortly. The lecture is open to all.

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Vital-Health Marketing

Creamy dairy free chocolate flavoured Shake. The Shake with muscle!! E.G. aid diet–support sport? www.vital-health.co.uk. Even join our dynamic team and start your own p/t business (18+)! www.ultra-business.com/leggo. Shaun A. Leggott (3rd Dan Karate). Tel.: 01737 773393. E-mail: nutrition@tiscali.co.uk.

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d'Overbroeck's College Open Morning

Join us for our Open Morning on Saturday 8 November from 10 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. for information on Years 9–11 and Sixth Form entry. This is an informal event which gives students and parents an opportunity to have a look around the College, meet our teaching staff and some of our current students. Based in North Oxford, d'Overbroeck's is one of the largest and most successful co-educational independent colleges in the UK. For further information about us, please contact the College Office on 01865 310000 or visit our Web site at www.doverbroecks.com

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Concerts

Thursday 13 November, 8 p.m., Sheldonian Theatre: Rossini, William Tell Overture, Ravel, Piano Concerto in G, Dvorak, Symphony No. 9 in E minor (from the 'New World'). The Oxford Philomusica Orchestra, Angela Hewitt, piano, Marios Papadopoulos, conductor. Tickets: £30, £24, £17, £10. Box Office: 01865 305305. Book online at: www.oxfordphil.com.

Merton College Chapel, Sat., 8 Nov., 8 p.m., Berlioz concert: Harold en Italieand Symphonie Fantastique. The Thorington Players, conductor David Cairns. Admission by programme at the door, £10 (students, OAPs £5). In aid of the Anthony Storr Memorial Bursary, Green College.

The Oxford Millennium Orchestra plays Tchaikovsky 1812 Overture; Bruch Violin Concerto No 1 (soloist Stuart Baran), and Brahms Symphony No.3. Conductor Nicholas Mumby. Wed., 3 Dec., 8 p.m., Sheldonian Theatre. Tickets £12/£10, £5 available from the Oxford Playhouse on 01865 305305 or www.ticketsoxford.com.

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St Giles' Thursday Lunchtime Talks

Oxford Authors: 13 Nov., Truth is no stranger to fiction, Linda Proud; 20 Nov., Fascinating Sinners, Patricia Hall; 27 Nov., Cruelty in crime fiction, Jane Jakeman; 4 Dec., An Alternative Oxford, Philip Pullman. The talks will be held in St Giles' Church at 12.3 0 p.m. Everyone is welcome. In order to help us with our costs, a small donation would be appreciated. Web site: http://www.st-giles-church.org.

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Emmaus Oxford

Helping the homeless to help themselves: second user home and office furniture at very reasonable prices. Free delivery. Tel.: 01865 402073. E-mail: emmausoxon@netscape.net. Registered charity no: 1066618.

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Summer Fields School

The Maclaren Trust Scholarship: a scholarship, up to full fees, is awarded to a boy of outstanding ability between the age of 8 and 11 who, without this financial support, would not be able to come to Summer Fields. For an application form please write to or telephone: The Headmaster, Summer Fields, Oxford OX2 7EN. Tel.: 01865 454433. E-mail: hmsec@summerfields.org.uk

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Oxford University Newcomers' Club

The Club welcomes the wives, husbands, and partners of visiting scholars, graduates and members of the University who are new to Oxford. It aims to offer help, advice and information, and the opportunity to meet others socially. Informal coffee mornings are held at 13 Norham Gardens every Wed. 10.30 a.m. to 12 midday, except for 2 weeks at Christmas and Easter. Newcomers with children (0-4 years) meet every Friday in term from 10-15 a.m. to 12 midday. Other term time activities include a Book Group, informal Conversation Group, and tours to clleges, museums, and other places of interest, also country walks and garden trips. Secondhand items can be bought on Wed. mornings 10.30 a.m. to 12 midday from the equipment room. Visit our Web site: www.ox.ac.uk/staff.

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Books Bought and Sold

Books Bought: 01865 727928–we buy any quantity of books, from single items of importance to entire libraries on history and the humanities. Unsworth's Booksellers (ABA). Shops at 15 Turl Street, Oxford OX1 3DQ and 12 Bloomsbury Street, London WC1B 3QA. Open every day. E-mail: books@unsworths.com. Web site: www.unsworths.com.

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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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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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Cafe Zouk

Mughal Indian cuisine. 1st floor, 135 High Street, Oxford. Food individually blended, with a distinctive range of unique dishes. No artificial ingredients in the food. Restful backdrop to high-quality food and service. Tel.: 01865 251600. Open: daily 12 p.m.–2.30 p.m, and 6 p.m.–11.30 p.m. Website: http://www.cafezouk.co.uk.

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Tuition Wanted

Elementary Spanish conversation needed, either in return for English conversation or as remunerated tutorial. Please contact: 01865 552486.

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Services Offered

Typing services: manuscript typing, £10 per hour/1,700 words. Fast, accurate service. Tel.: 01865 311828.

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

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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Situations Vacant

St Edward's Oxford: Development Assistant. Salary £18,000–£23,000. St Edwarad's Oxford is an independent, co-educational boarding and day school of 634 pupils. the newly established Development Office needs a Development Assistant to support the Development Director in his work. The key requirements of the role are, secretarial and office management skills, strong IT skills and familiarity with database systems. The successful candidate will be energetic and effective with a systematic apporach to problem solving. Accuracy and discretion are important requirements as is the ability to remail clam and good humoured under pressure. For further details of this exciting opportunity, including a job and person specification, please contact Mrs Sheila Hazelden on 01865 319321 (e-mail: hazeldens@stedwards.oxon.sch.uk) or write to her at St Edward's School, Woodstock Road, Oxford OX2 7NN. Registered Charity No: 309681.

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Short term lets

Just for the holidays: substantial 7-bedroom north Oxford home, furnished and equipped to a high standard, available in Dec., incl. of utilities and taxes at £3,000 p.c.m. For further information or to arrange a viewing please contact Finders Keepers on 01865 311011, 226 Banbury Road, Summertown, Oxford OX2 7BY, or visit our Web site: www.finders.co.uk.

Jericho: furnished 2/3-bedroom house in central Jericho area with additional study, large open plan living room, modern kitchen, bath/shower room and small garden. Available as a furnished rental from 1 Jan., for up to 4 months. Would suit visiting family. Washing machine; dishwasher; cable TV; broadband; phone. Four minute walk to rail station, similar to Port Meadow and the river. Even less to great selection of local shops, and restaurants. Ten minutes to most University Departments. £1,100 p.c.m. Tel.: 01865 282123 or e-mail: gideonh@earth.ox.ac.uk.

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Houses to Let

Marriott Close, north Oxford: un-/part-furnished, 2-bedroom modern house in quiet location; garden, garage, off-street parking; updated kitchen and bathroom; 5 minutes' walk from bus route direct to city centre. No smokers or pets. Available Nov. £750 p.c.m. Contact e-mail: peterjonathanclarke@hotmail.com or tel. 01865 559518.

Headington (part furnished), near Shotover, shops, hospitals and London buses: 4-bedroom house (2 double, 2 single). Ideal for family; large garden with fruit trees; re-carpeted and painted throughout. Dual aspect living room; washing machine and dishwasher. £1,100 p.c.m. excl. bills. contact Guy Turton. Tel.: 07769 704082.

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.

Waterways, central north Oxford: selection of brand new luxury 4-/5- bedroom, and 3-bathroom houses in prestigious location. Master bedroom with spacious en suite; family bathroom with separate shower. Landscaped garden, some with conservatory. Elegantly furnished. Secure parking, some with own garage. High quality applicances and fittings. All properties owned, let and managed by Chase. No tenant administration fess charged. Immediately available. Tel.: Chase-the property people-01865 516060 or 07808 477850.

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Flats to Let

Available now: sunny and refurbished first-floor flat in quiet cul-de-sac in north Oxford; 2 bedrooms; sitting room with kitchen facilities; shower/toilet. £800 p.m. to incl. all bills excluding tel. Contact Dr C.E. Phelps, tel: 01865 515290.

North Oxford , Upper Wolvercote: spacious, furnished, first-floor flat; 2 bedrooms; sitting-room; kitchen/breakfast room; in block of 6 flats; private garage, communal gardens. £800 p.c.m. 6 month initial let, references and deposit required. Tel.: 01993 830895.

Available by the week for visitors to Oxford: self-contained, fully-furnished studio flats, centrally located in Kingston Road. En suiteshower, toilet and washbasin, and fully-equipped kitchen area. Sleeps 2. From £320 to £350 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.

Central North Oxford: 10 minutes' walk from city centre, all main university buildings and parks, also very close to the river: available now for short/long lets in extremely quiet, civilised, large Victorian house in this exclusive, leafy, residential Victorian suburb with large light airy rooms: 2 furnished ground-floor flats, each with double and single bedrooms, drawing-room, kitchen, bathroom. Off-street parking, large secluded garden. Tel.:/fax: 01865 552400.

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Self-catering Apartments

Fully furnished and serviced 3 and 4-star self-catering apartments available in North Oxford; 15 minutes' from Oxford city centre. Suitbale for short lets for visiting academics or business people. From £330 per week all inclusive. Sleeps 2–5 people. Tel.: 07870 234725. Web site: http://www.weeklyhome.com. E-mail: info@weeklyhome.com.

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Serviced Accommodation

Short stay and serviced apartments: luxury canal side apartments in a secure gated development. These 1-, 2- and 3-bedroom suites can be taken for a short or extended stay with the option of a regular maid service. High specification interiors and private balconies make The Wharf House a home from home ideal for a short sabbatical or base to relocate from. For further information on availability please contact Finders Keepers on 01865 311011, 226 Banbury Road, Oxford OX2 7BP or visit our Web site: www.finders.co.uk.

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Accommodation Offered

Newly refurbished single study bedrooms with shared kitchen and batrhoom facilities, ample parking and landscaped grounds. Available immediately inclusive of utilities and taxes at £295 p.c.m. For further details or to arrange a viewing please contact Finders Keepers, 226 Banbury Road, Summertown, Oxford OX2 7BY. Tel.: 01865 311011 or visit our Web site: www.finders.co.uk.

College & County have a range of quality properties to let in Oxford. Contact: info@collegeandcounty.biz to see how we can meet your accommodation needs.

Huge double room (£335 p.c.m. excl.) and small single room (£235 p.c.m. excl.) for rent from Jan., in lovely, spacious, non-smoking 3-bedroom house in Iffley. Considerate, youngish people to share with young professional woman. Tel.: 07763 617745.

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.

Oxford B & B: attractive, quiet and convenient home from home. Per night, single £38, double £50. Weekly rate less 20%. Monthly rates negotiable. Tel.: 01865 770501, e-mail: charmaine.cole@cliffordchance.com Let Finders Keepers award winning North Oxford office make you at home in Oxfordshire. Over thirty years experience, a dedicated 24-hour management service and a comprehensive marketing profile ensure Finders Keepers ' reputation for making renting a pleasure is endorsed by both landlords and tenants. Whether you are looking for a short term sabbatical base in the city or a more permanent home we have a range of quality properties to match your requirements. With a dedicated team of property managers, letting negotiators, and an interior design and buildings division we offer landlords sound advice on all aspects of the residential market, providing security in the knowledge that your home is in skilled and capable hands. For further information on availability and landlord services please contact Finders Keepers, 226 Banbury Road, Summertown, Oxford OX2 7BY. Tel.: 01865 311011 or visit our Web site: www.finders.co.uk.

Delightful rooms in North Oxford available now. Short stay (up to 6 weeks). £55 p.w. Book by telephone or fax: 01865 511657 or e-mail: coulsonm@btconnect.com.

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Accommodation Sought

German academic (Classics)is looking for a room or a 1-bedroom flat in Oxford between 15 February and 28 March 2004. A location close to Broad Street/Parks Road is preferred. Use of kitchen essential. Please call Dr Felix Pirson on 0341 9730703 (fax: 0341 9730709) or e-mail: fpirson@rz.uni-leipzig.de.

College & County is seeking to increase their portfolio of high quality Oxford property suitable for post graduate and academic lets. Ethical letting Works! A high level of personalised service and a less adversarial approach is in the interest of all. Would you like us to let and manage your house for you? Contact: mark@collegeandcounty.biz.

IT professional is looking for quiet affordable accommodation in, or close to, Oxford; 3 nights a week (Mon.–Thurs.) for the next 2–3 months. Please call Mr Todd Kantchev, 07813887360, or e-mail to: todd.kantchev@mirada- solutions.com.

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 Exchange

Two older women have a house in Juneau, Alaska, to exchange for house or flat near university for 2 months, June to Aug., 2004. Alaska house on tidelands with 3+ bedrooms, 2 baths, hot tub on deck with view of glacier, 2 pianos, 2 bikes, kayak. Three miles from UAS campus. Use of cars negotiable. E-mail: bhaywood@gci.net.

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Wanted

Sociable skiers/snowboarders wanted for 9-berth chalet group, Val d'Isere, France, 1–11 Jan. 2004. Budget price, more the merrier. Dinner cooking rota. Suit staff/graduates, all abilities. Experienced organiser. Enquiries Marius Kwint, History of Art, tel.: 01865 (20)86833, e-mail: marius.kwint@hoa.ox.ac.uk.

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Holiday Lets

Christmas shopping in Paris? Charming, bright 1-bedroom flat in Paris, in the Oberkampf/Menilmontant area, 10 minutes' walk from Republique. Fully equipped and furnished, perfect for long or short stays (3 nights minimum). £160 per weekend, £330 per week. Discounts for longer stays. Please call 07779 291375.

Newport: between Fishguard and Cardigan, Pembrokeshire. Lovely bungalow, sleeps 6-8; ten minutes' Tuscany: Fattoria Corzano e Paterno, family owned and run award winning wine and cheese producing farm, half an hour from Florence, offers faithfully restored houses and apartments for short and longer term rentals. Web site: corzanoepaterno.it. Please contact Sibilla Gelpke (Wadham, 2000), e-mail: corzpaterno@libero.it.

Experience the Greek islands of Sporades with Thalpos Holidays. Local villa specialist offers lovely houses and villas in the beautiful islands of Skopelos and Alonissos in the Aegean Sea. Whether you are 2 or 20 persons in the party , and whether you wish to stay in the picturesque town, by the clear blue sea or in the breathtaking countryside, we have just what you are looking for. With more than 10 years of experience we are proud to offer high quality holidays and the very best service. See our programme for 2004 on: www.holidayislands.com, or contact us on e-mail: thalpos@otenet.gr. Tel.: 0030 24240 29036. Fax: 0030 24240 23057.

Southern France: 27 miles from Perpignon Airport. Tastefully restored traditional village house with character in the heart of 'Cathar Country'; 5 double bedrooms (3 en suite) plus family bathroom; 2 living rooms; large fully equipped kitchen. Large roof terrace. Other airports: Carcassone, Montpelier, Barcelona. Local swimming, rivers and lakes, beaches within 30 miles, and hiking. Available from 4 Nov., onwards. Call Tony Venables on 01491 825035, or 01865 557767 evening. E-mail: janevenab@aol.com.

Deepest SW France. Relax in a luxuriously renovated farmhouse with large secluded grounds in a stunning rural area. Generous facilities include en suiteaccommodation, heated pool, satellite TV. Suitable for great holidays or sabbatical breaks. Tel.: Marion on 01865 554122 or e-mail via Web site: www.hidden-sw- france.com.

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 suite bathroom, 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.

Paris apartment available for short or longer stays: delightful 1- bedroom, first-floor flat overlooking the Place du Marche St Catherine (Marais). Period building with large windows and high ceilings. Attractively furnished and well-equipped with television, CD, hairdryer, etc. Linens and cleaning provided. Available from late July, 3 nights minimum. £55 per night, £325 per week or £950 per month for members of the university. (Non-member rates are £65 per night, £395 p.w., and £1,050 p.c.m.). Contact Dr J.J. Chamberlain on 07957 588 448 or e-mail: joe.chamberlain@ukgateway.net.

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For Sale

Late eighteenth-century mahogany dining table (1.2 x 1.5 metres when fully opened), and 5 Hepplewhite chairs with upholstered seats. £750 o.n.o. If interested please telephone 01865 516638.

Car for sale: N Reg. Fiat Punto; Red; 80,000 miles; MOT until Aug. '04; tax until Jan. '04; alarm and immobiliser; radio cassette; very good condition and well looked after. £1,800. Tel.: Patricia, 01865 723000.

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House for Sale

Marston: pretty 2-bedroom period house within walking distance of city centre; living room; dining room; kitchen; 2 bedrooms; first-floor bathroom; small secluded west-facing garden; gas c.h. Period features, open fireplace, sash windows. On a good bus route/cycle route through parks to city centre. Close to Oxford Brookes, local hospitals and the university science are. Price £224,950 (offers considered for quick sale). For details tel. Julia Cross on 07932 006744.

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