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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 Wednesday 10.30 a.m.–12 noon except for two weeks at Christmas and Easter. Newcomers with children (0–4 years) meet every Friday in term 10.15 a.m.–12 noon. Other term-time activities include a Book Group, informal Conversation Group and tours to colleges, museums, and other places of interest, also country walks, garden trips and a visit to an antique centre. Second-hand items can be bought on Wednesday mornings 10.30 a.m.–12 noon from the equipment room. Visit our website: www.ox.ac.uk/staff.

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Exhibition

Nineteenth and Twentieth Century British Printmakers. Sanders of Oxford, in association with Hilary Gerrish and Neil Jennings Ltd, presents an exhibition of graphic works by important British printmakers including Bevan, Brangwyn, Nash, Nevinson, William Nicholson, Ravilious, Sickert and J.M.W. Turner. Free admission. Friday 1 Oct.–23 Oct. Mon–Sat., 10 a.m.–6p.m. 104 High Street, Oxford OX1 4BW. Tel.: 01865 242590. Email: SOXINFO@btclick.com. www.sandersofoxford.com.

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St Giles' Thursday Lunchtime Talks

Please note new order of lectures: The Art of Writing: 14 Oct., Sneaking past the guard dogs: avoiding the enemies of writing, Salley Vickers; 21 Oct., Kiosks and obelisks: poems as structures, Jamie McKendrick; 28 Oct., The splinter of ice, Veronica Stallwood; 4 Nov., Writing the past: an Oxford childhood, Charlotte Mendelson; 11 Nov., Writing a crime novel, P.D. James; 18 Nov., Working with three prime ministers and the rest of the world, Douglas Hurd; 25 Nov., Writing the story of a life, Shirley du Boulay; 2 Dec., Speedy's dog: poetry and place, Henry Shukman; 9 Dec., Writing, reading: escape or engagement?, Tim Pears. The talks will be held at St Giles' Church at 12.30 p.m. Everyone is welcome. In order to help us with our costs, a small donation would be appreciated. www.st-giles-church.org.

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Antiques Bought and Sold

Antiques and decorative objects bought and sold: desks and library furniture always wanted, also garden stonework and large gilt picture frames—any condition. 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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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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Car for Sale

Golf 1.6S 2002 '52' Reg. Metallic Black 5 door, A/C CD Player, power steering, ABS Central Locking. 1 owner from new, dealer maintained. Full history, immaculate, recently serviced. 59 K. miles approx. Price £7,295. Tel.: 01993 773191. Mobile: 07919 092857.

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Services Offered

Marshall & Galpin Solicitors, Family Department. We are an established Oxfordshire private client firm with offices in Oxford, Thame and Abingdon. We have seven specialist family lawyers who advise on a wide range of issues: divorce and separation, children, financial agreements on divorce, pre-nuptial agreements, cohabitee disputes, separation agreements and pensions. Our lawyers are members of the Solicitors Family Law Association. Two members of the team are Deputy District Judges and three are trained mediators. We offer a range of competitive rates and a short free initial interview. French, Spanish and Italian spoken. Other services provided by the firm include property adviceconveyancing, wills & probate, personal injury & medical negligence, employment and businesscommercial. For further information visit our web site at: www.marshallgalpin.com or contact Mary Wakem on 01865 792300 (Oxford), Simon Bassett on 01235 555345 (Abingdon), James Stonham 01844 261966 (Thame).

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, email: summertown@020.mbe.uk.com, also at: 94 London Rd., Oxford. Tel.: 01865 741729, fax: 01865 742431, email: 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).

Want to go broadband and don't know how? Computer problem needing personal but understanding help? We can put you on the Internet safely or do that little upgrade to your system. We have lots of experience of the Oxford IT, supporting people as well as their computers. Happy to give advice for free and work on a no fix/no fee basis. Call MCC on 01865 880600 or 07768 732123.

Proof-reading/copy-editing offered by experienced and published English graduate (First Class). Academic, business, general. Call Julie on 01865 451960 or email oxenglish@aol.com.

Blenheim House Creche. Quality childcare in a safe, happy and caring environment, for children aged 6 months to 4 years. Open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Mon.–Fri. Places available from 2 sessions up to full time. Conveniently situated for Woodstock Road, Banbury Road, Lynams and Esporta. Open morning on Sat. 9 Oct., 9.30 a.m.–11.30 a.m. Call Mrs Susan Palmer on 01865 554526 or email susanpalmer.1@btopenworld.com.

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Tuition Offered

Piano lessons. Experienced teacher; adults and children; all grades. Beginners welcome. Contact Miss P. Read, BA (Hons) L.R.A.M. (Near Kidlington, Oxford). Tel.: 01865 331147.

Oxford Cruse Bereavement Care offers help and support to the bereaved. We offer a bereaved person of any age a place where they can talk in confidence. On Thursday, 7 Oct., we are beginning a course of eight lectures entitled ■Aspects of Bereavement' at the Wesley Memorial Hall, Oxford. This course is designed for all interested in working with the bereaved or dying. For more information please call 01865 202242.

English as a Foreign Language for Families. Separate but simultaneous classes for adults and for children (5–12 years). Wed. 5.00-6.30 p.m. at Cherwell School, Marston Ferry Road, North Oxford. Term begins 6 Oct. Cost for ten lessons: £35 for one adult or child, £45 for a family. Details from the North Oxford Association (Tel.: 01865 552295) or from the tutors, Rosemary Dorey (Tel.: 01865 553912) or Helen Foster (Tel.: 01865 763358).

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Situations Vacant

We are looking for reliable individuals to add to our Register of Invigilators. Work is on a temporary basis during the January exam period. The work involves laying out question papers, completing relevant paperwork, and invigilating during the examination session. Invigilation sessions are approximately 4 hours (in either the morning or the afternoon). The payment for each 4-hour-session is £28. Please send your CV and covering letter to the Senior Administrator, Magdalen College School, Oxford OX4 1DZ, or by email to tearnshaw@mcsoxford.org.

Part-time assistant sought for interesting showroom selling beautiful natural stone tiles and work-surfaces. 10.30 a.m–5.30 p.m., 3 days p.w., with a mixture of duties including clerical work and selling. The atmosphere varies from very busy to very calm. Sometimes you will be working on your own and at other times with two happy, easy-going people. £7 p.h. Tel.: 01865 402102.

Hebrew Cataloguer/Library Assistant. Applications are invited for this post (20–30 h.p.w., £8.50 p.h.), which is available from 1 Oct. or as soon as possible thereafter. The appointee will be part of the computer cataloguing project team. Requirements are a good knowledge of Hebrew and familiarity with one or more fields of Jewish Studies. As far as Library assistance is concerned, duties will include issuing books and answering readers' enquiries. Letters of application, together with a CV and the contact details of two referees, should be sent to Dr Piet van Boxel, Librarian, Leopold Muller Memorial Library, Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies, Yarnton Manor, Yarnton, Oxford OX5 1PY. Tel.: 01865 377946 ext. 119. Email: vanboxel@ochjs.ac.uk.

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Houses to Let

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 email us with details of your requirements and we will do whatever we can without obligation. Tel.: 01865 764533. Fax: 764777. Email: info@qbman.co.uk.

North Oxford . Fully-furnished 4–5 bedroom family home to let from Christmas '04 to Aug. '05. Family are going abroad for sabbatical. Large west-facing spacious garden with patio and beautiful surrounding trees. Three reception rooms and kitchen/breakfast room and 2 ½ bathrooms. House on west side of popular Woodstock road, overlooking St Edward's playing fields. Easy walking access to Summertown shops and into city centre (cycle path next to house). Port Meadow nearby. Email: douglas.wilkinson@nda.ox.ac.uk or tel.: 01865 513688.

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 let in extremely quiet, civilised, large Victorian house in this exclusive, leafy, residential Victorian suburb with large, light airy rooms: lovely ground floor flat, large double bedroom, large single bedroom, large drawing room, kitchen, bathroom. Available now. Off-street parking, large secluded garden. Tel./fax: 01865 552400. Mobile: 07789092274.

North Oxford (Jericho). Fully-furnished, recently redecorated house, secluded garden, available from 1 Sept. for 1 year or less. Charming, cosy, quiet, c.h., easy to maintain, 2 bedrooms, 2½ bathrooms, washing machine, dryer, telephone, linen, dishes. Easy walk to University, train and coach stations, near best schools and parks. Two bedrooms £1,250 p.m.; 3 bedrooms £1,500 p.m. (inc. bedsit with separate kitchen and entrance). Tel. J. Mackrell in Oxford (evenings or 7--8 a.m.), on: 01865 775567. Email: mackrelj@btopenworld.com. Or contact A. Gaston in Canada: +613 745 1368, fax: +613 745 0299, email: gaston@cyberus.ca.

Two separate self-contained beautiful, quiet, unusual, open plan, fully-furnished modern properties with stunning views to open countryside. Parking and small patio garden. Near convenient bus route and well within the ring-road in North Oxford. Suit visiting academic or professional couple. Regret no children, pets, or smokers. Available from 1 Sept. Larger property £950 p.m.; smaller £725 p.m., plus expenses. Tel.: 01865 515085 or email patricia.boyd@perinat.ox.ac.uk.

Kidlington. Three-bedroom furnished detached house available from 1 Oct. for 6-month let. Situated in a quiet close near to excellent bus route and all amenities. No smoking and no house pets, please. £875 p.c.m. Please contact Bob Green on 07780 682123.

Architect's Spelsbury bungalow, bought for its beautiful views and quiet end of lane position, converted from 3-bedroom to 1 to create very large living and dining areas; en suite WC, basin and walk-in wardrobe for bedroom; 5 French windows open onto terrace and rolling farmland towards Wychwood forest; kitchen with new cooker, fridge, washing machine; 2nd WC and basin in bathroom off hall; large storage cupboards; warm air c.h.; natural wood and white walls throughout; fully furnished; new large 24ft pyramidal conservatory with surrounding banquette seating—seats 12! Garden, parking, 1½ miles to BR station. £145 p.w. Tel.: 0207 7369744 or 07890289697.

Ferry Road, Marston. An attractive, fully-furnished Victorian house in quiet road with superb outlook to meadows. Three bedrooms, dining/living room, kitchen, upstairs bathroom, lovely garden with pedestrian access and undercover bike storage. New kitchen, g.c.h., all appliances. Suit visiting academic/medical couple or small family. Conveniently located for the cycle track into town. Available from Jan. 2005. £900 p.c.m. plus bills. Non-smokers only. Pictures of the rooms available by email. Contact Rebecca.Skillman@Harcourteducation.co.uk Oxfordshire. Wing of beautiful country house. Six bedrooms, 2 baths, 2 WCs, kitchen with aga, scullery, larder, laundry room. Three reception rooms. Fully-furnished. South-facing orangerie. Set in parkland with lake. Tennis court. Domestic and garden staff provided. Ideal professional family home. £2,800 p.m. Tel.: 01865 343202.

Normandy: Village au Brun, Notre Dame de Cenilly. Beautiful, fully-furnished three-storey farmhouse with all mod. cons. to let for 1–3 years. Set in 13 acres of farmland. Peaceful yet within 4 kms from Cerisy la Salle (local village); Saint-Lô, Coutance approx. 20 kms; Cherbourg, Bayeux, Mont St Michel and Caen within 100 kms. Ground floor: kitchen/dining room; gas cooker; separate electric oven; microwave; large fridge with separate freezer; g. c.h.; bathroom with w.c.; sitting room. First floor: music room (with grand piano), 2 bedrooms (1 with small office). Second floor: large bedroom; shower room with w.c.; gallery (suitable for office) that overlooks music room below. Open fire in sitting room. Ideal for writer or musician seeking peace and quiet to work. Non-smoker preferred; pets welcome. 800–900 euro p.c.m. For further details please contact Alexander Kok on 00 33 2 33 45 52 16. Fax: 00 33 2 33 17 22 96.

Florence Park. Recently refurbished 1930s house with attractively designed garden. Close to local amenities, park and river. Light and cosy. Furnished and fully equipped, with two large bedrooms and dressing room. Kitchen/diner. Easy access to central Oxford. Available from Sept. for one year or less. Ideal for professional or family. £850 p.c.m. plus bills. Call Jo Dixon on 01865 760907 or 07932 724232. Email: 53netherwoodsroad@tiscali.co.uk.

Shortlet for 5 months. A beautiful Oxford city house in quiet cul-de-sac near city centre, hospitals and Brookes while owner is abroad. One large double bedroom, 1 single with large balcony and both with own shower, toilet, rooms, study, very large kitchen, living/dining room and second separate sitting room with fireplace. Large garden open to the park at back. £1,200 p.c.m. (incl. council tax). Available 1 Dec. to 10 Apr. (negotiable). See pictures on http://tanyag.t35.com. Tel.: 01865 247150.

Attractive, large ˇ bedroom detached house close to all Headington hospitals and good schools. Fully furnished, all appliances, c.h., off-street parking and rear garden. Suit professional family or responsible graduates. Long lease preferred. £1,400 p.c.m. (incl. council tax). Tel.: 01865 766032. Email: jwoodman@doctors.org.uk.

Wootton, near Woodstock. Delightful period cottage to let in sought after, pretty village. Living room with open fire overlooking rear garden. Stable door to garden. Kitchen with all mod. cons. Double bedroom and large bathroom with panelled bath and electric shower. Loft for storage. Oil-fired c.h. Attractive mature garden. Two garden sheds and brick-built log stove. Good bus and train connections to Oxford. Suit academic/professional couple. Available Oct. for 6 months/1 year. £695 p.m. incl. gardener. (excl. council tax and utility bills). References essential. Contact: Sally Stradling on 01993 812278 or email sally.stradling@ukgateway.net.

St Clement's. Great location! Two-bed Victorian house within walking distance to town centre, Brookes, Headington hospitals. Good local shops/supermarket. Furnished, dishwasher, etc. Two reception rooms (could make one into third bedroom), large kitchen, patio garden. £900 p.m. plus bills and council tax. No students or smokers. Tel.: 0207 350 2692. Email: dvh@ic.ac.uk.

North Oxford . Fully-furnished three bedroom house with garage and sheltered garden available for tenancy. On bus route to city centre. One year or more from end Sept. £1,050 p.c.m. Please call 01865 243216 or 01865 515547.

Convenient, comfortable and quiet furnished 2-bedroom house in Wadham Park, Marston, 10 min. from University science area, city centre, John Radcliffe Hospital and Brookes University. Newly fitted kitchen, gardens front and rear, parking space. Ideal for young family or professional couple. £825 p.c.m. Available end of October. Tel.: 01865 552855.

House available now in popular West Oxford street within easy reach of station. Four bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, attractive garden. To let either furnished or unfurnished. £1,400 p.c.m. Contact Alison Measham on 01865 558802 or 07919 336452.

East Oxford. Characterful Victorian terrace, 2 bedrooms, 2 reception, attic study, garden. Partly furnished, available Oct. City centre 5–10 min. bus ride away. Parking on quiet road. £750 p.c.m. for one year with possible renewal. References required. Very sorry—no children or smokers. Email: alisonbentley@jazzmenagerie.freeserve.co.uk.

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Flats to Let

Comfortable 2-bedroom furnished flat on excellent bus route to central Oxford. Situated in the attractive village of Eynsham, quiet yet close to schools and shops. Recently refurbished to a high standard. G.c.h., double-glazing, 4 phone points. Bedding provided on request. Available from Sept. References required. £750 p.c.m. (negotiable). Email: Virginia.Bainbridge@st_hildas.ox.ac.uk or info@NaturalHorse.co.uk or ring 0845 4569840.

North Oxford . Two-bedroom apartment available Oct. to May. Spacious, with views over parkland and convenient access to Summertown. £700 p.c.m. Contact Finders Keepers on 01865 311011 or visit our website for our full property listing. www.finders.co.uk.

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Accommodation Offered

Attractive and quiet B&B. One minute to bus stop, close to river walks. £40 per night/£60 double; 15% discount for full week. Tel.: 01865 770501.

OxfordShortlets offers a portfolio of high quality self-catering short let properties as an excellent alternative to hotel/guesthouse and bed and breakfast accommodation in Oxford and the surrounding villages. We have a wide selection of quality homes available for short stay lets from 1 week up to several months. OxfordShortlets provides property rental on a short-term basis for professional individuals, groups or families requiring housing while visiting Oxford for holiday/vacation, business/academic, relocation purposes or temporary accommodation in between homes. For more information, please contact us on tel: 0870 1602325, fax: 0870 1602327, email: admin@oxfordshortlets.co.uk or visit our website at www.oxfordshortlets.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.

Room to let in private house in Iffley Fields. Own entrance, good-sized room, shared bathroom and kitchen. £80 p.w. incl. bills. Female n/s. Tel.: 07780697691.

Free accommodation offered. One-bed studio flat near University Parks in North Oxford rent free plus own bills in exchange for 2–3 nights babysitting and some afternoon/weekend tutoring help with 2 children aged 5 and 11. Would suit female mature student or postgraduate. Please send a short CV and two references. Tel.: 01865 516689 or email georgie.rowse@ntlworld.com.

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Office Accommodation

North Oxford , 800 yards from St Giles. A complex of four rooms (garden bungalow) incl. an annexe in detached premises off the Woodstock Road. Separate entrance, with all facilities. Computer and fax input, BT telephone, car parking, c.h. and hot/cold water. Total alarmed security. Five star interior and exterior appearance. Available immediately. Tel.: 01865 51 11 11.

North Oxford . Wolfson College, Linton Road. 7,300 sqft (660 sqm) of offices adjacent to its main buildings with separate entrance and car parking. The flexible accommodation currently comprises 25 office units, a conference room and common room. Access to the use of the College's superb riverside facilities, including restaurant for staff and visitors, by arrangement. Available immediately. For further details contact the Bursar on 01865 274104 or email stephen.palmer@wolfson.ox.ac.uk.

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Self-catering Apartments

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

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Accommodation Sought

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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Holiday Lets

Naples, Florida: rent our beautiful 4-bedroom, 3-bathroom house, on the Gulf Coast, in southwest Florida. This spacious home is located on one of the best private golf courses in the area. The house sleeps up to 8 people, has a huge south-facing heated swimming pool, and comes fully furnished and equipped. The house is available all year round from £800 p.w. (minimum 2-week let, discount for longer lets), Tel. Mark on: 07802 754154. E-mail: mark@bayrock.co.uk. Web site: website: www.golf-in-naples.com.

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House for Sale

Jericho. Spacious modern house in the heart of this sought-after area. Two double bedrooms, study/nursery, two reception rooms, courtyard garden, garage and further off-street parking. Close to city centre, train/bus stations and colleges. £317,000. Tel: 07779 225767 or email salmondavid@hotmail.com for more details. n

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