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Camp Energy

Christmas Holiday Activities with Camp Energy, 15 Dec. to 19 Dec. A fun based activity and sports course for children aged 5 to 12. Drop off between 8 a.m. and 9 a.m., pick up between 4.30 p.m. and 5.30 p.m. All Oxford University Staff are entitled to a 10 per cent discount. Limited places are available for weekly, daily and half daily sessions at our fantastic holiday camp, including excursions to Sulgrave Manor and the Jordan Grand Prix Factory. Call 01865 292072 or visit www.campenergy.com for more information.

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Friends of the Broad

Half-year review,Tuesday, 18 November, 5.15–6.45 p.m., Danson Room, Trinity College (by kind permission of the President and Fellows); 5.30 p.m. `A Survey of the Evolution of the Historical Architecture of Broad Street: the Middle Ages to the 20th-century', Geoffrey Tyack; 6.15 p.m., `2004 Planning for the New licensing policy: the transfer of licensing from magistrates to local councils', Tony Payne. RSVP 01865 515379, Jeanne Bliss. E-mail: oxfordgateway2000@hotmail.com.

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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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St Giles' Thursday Lunchtime Talks

Oxford Authors: 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 ages 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, as well as country walks and garden trips. Second-hand 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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Concerts

Thursday, 4 Dec., 8 p.m., Sheldonian Theatre: Piano recital by Marios Papadopoulos. Schubert, Drei Klavierstucke; Beethoven, Sonata in A major, Op. 101; Chopin, Four Scherzi. Tickets: £30, £24, £17, £10. Book online at www.oxfordphil.com, Box Office 01865 305305.

The Oxford Millennium Orchestra plays Tchaikovsky, 1812Overture; 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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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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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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Services Offered

Sugarpepper Cooks are available to prepare creative food in your home or chosen venue, leaving your free to truly enjoy the day. From canape receptions to Christmas and New Year celebrations. For sample menus call 01865 791136 or visit : www.sugarpeppercooks.co.uk.

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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Short-term let

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.

Short stay and serviced apartments–luxury canalside 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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Houses to Let

Two-bedroom modern terrace house with garden: fully furnished and fitted in excellent condition; gas c.h.; washer-drier; ample storage space in attic with ladder access. Situated in quiet cul-de-sac in Rewley Park behind Said Business School, near train and bus stations. Reserved parking space. Available for 6–12 months from Dec. £910 p.c.m., deposit required. Ian and Josephine Macdonald, tel.: 01865 421234 or e-mail: josephine.reynell@qeh.ox.ac.uk, or macdonaldreynell@ntlworld.com.

Wolvercote Village–be the first to call this spacious cottage annex home. Completed to a high standard this bright modern conversion offers quality unfurnished 1-bedroom accommodation on 2 floors. Frequent transport links to the city and Port Meadow on the doorstep. 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.

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

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.; d.g. Off-street parking. Professionals and academics only. Rent £700 p.c.m. Phone 01865 768504 or 07904 152803.

Stanton St John, unusual apartment/annex to village house. Furnished, 1-bedroom, living room, study, kitchen, bathroom, gas c.h., and all facilities. Suit single or couple. £600 p.m. plus bills. Tel.: 01865 351566.

Two-room furnished apartment (with own bathroom and shared kitchen) in quiet country house south of Oxford. Good access to bus routes and Didcot station. Use of garden, swimming pool. Tel.: 01235 848356.

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.

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.

Central Oxford: newly furnished first-floor flat within church premises available for tenancy early Jan. 2004; 3 bedrooms, newly fitted kitchen and bathroom. £1,200 p.c.m. Tel.: Oxford 515547.

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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. Suitable for short lets for visiting academics or business people. From £330 per week all inc. Sleeps 2–5 people. Tel.: 07870 234725. Web site: http://www.weeklyhome.com. E-mail: info@weeklyhome.com.

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Accommodation Offered

Newly refurbished single study bedrooms with shared kitchen and bathroom 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.

Lovely bedsit and fitted kitchen at top of north Oxford house, plus parking. Quiet, warm, comfortable. suit female professional/mature student. £120 p.w., to include all bills. Available now, minimum 6 months. Call 01865 553576, 5–7 p.m.

House share available for staff or mature student–non- smoking–Abingdon, near Radley Station. £350 p.m. inc. bills. Parking and bike store available. Please call Colleen Rothwell on 07776 160240.

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.

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 per cent. 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.

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Accommodation Sought

College & County is seeking to increase its 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.

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 Oxford University for 2 months, June–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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Holiday Lets

Tuscany–writer's hilltown retreat near Siena: 2 charming apartments in medieval building, with shaded terraces and orchard. Weekly linen and cleaning. Walk to shops, restaurants, or out into spectacular countryside. Rent from £270 p.w. Tel.: +44 (0) 1428 714363. E-mail: uliviera@hotmail.com.

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.

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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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 Area. Price £224,950 (offers considered for quick sale). For details tel. Julia Cross on 07932 006744.

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For Sale

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. n

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