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Malaria Vaccine Study: Volunteers sought

Would you be willing to assist with studies aimed at developing a vaccine for malaria? Healthy male volunteers are required for a study of a new type of potential malaria vaccine. Each volunteer will receive three vaccinations with the vaccine over a 6-week period at the Churchill Hospital. You should be healthy, male, aged 18–45 years, without any previous adverse reaction to a vaccination and should not have travelled extensively in malarious countries. All local travelling expenses, time spent on the study, and any discomfort from blood sampling or vaccination will be fully reimbursed. Tel.: Oxford 222112 (Dr Mark Roberts), or write to: Volunteer Study, c/o Professor Adrian Hill, Institute of Molecular Medicine, Oxford OX3 9DS.

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Exhibition in aid of the Oxford Lifeboat Appeal

Exhibition of paintings from the collection of the Royal National Lifeboat Institution: at the Town Hall, Oxford, 2–8 July (except 4 July), open 10 a.m.–4 p.m. Part of progamme of events to publicise Oxford's efforts to raise the funds to buy a new lifeboat for Whitstable in Kent by the end of this year. Paintings from this collection are only occasionally available for public viewing and have never before been seen in Oxford. Admission free, but donations welcomed for the Oxford Lifeboat Appeal.

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Tuition Offered

GCSE Coaching in French and German by experienced teacher. Tel.: Oxford 721831.

Piano tuition: experienced teacher. Adults and children. All standards. Beginners welcome. Jericho. Tel.: Oxford 510904.

Spanish lady (28), with degrees from the Universities of Barcelona and Paris, would like to give tuition/conversation in Spanish and French. She has experience with children, young students working for their exams or retakes, and mature students who wish to enjoy a new language. Tel.: Oxford 559408, e-mail: lantano@telelinc.es.

Artist (MA, Slade), offers one-to-one tuition in Fine Art: painting, drawing, and History of Art at all levels. Mark O'Rourke. Tel.: Oxford 559354.

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Services Offered

Long-established Oxford builder (25 years). Property maintenance, renovations, extensions. Every aspect of the building trade covered. Free estimates. Academic references available. Richard Edwards. Tel.: Oxford 343562.

SigmaMetrics. Consultants in statistics for the design of scientific experiments and clinical projects, grant applications, sample size calculations, data analysis, teaching and the improving of higher theses, chapters for books and manuscripts for submission to learned journals. Assistance also given with statistical peer review. Special projects undertaken by our higher graduate statisticians who are also graduates in medicine or biology. For further details, visit our Web site at www.sigmametrics.co.uk, or e-mail Dr N.T. James, B.Ch., BM, MA, M.Sc. (Oxon.) with initial enquiries and requirements. E-mail: n.t.james@sigmametrics.co.uk.

Town and Country Trees: professional tree surgeons. All aspects of arboriculture undertaken including orchard and shrub pruning, planting, hedge trimming, stump grinding, etc. Quality work at competitive prices. We are fully insured. For a free quotation, call Paul Hodkinson. Tel.: 01869 351540.

Personal Computer Consultants: we offer expert advice and tuition for both hardware and software. On-site service at home or in the office. We provide upgrades for most computers, or alternatively we now supply our range of personally-built to your own specifications K Tec computers. We will also supply or source software to match your requirements. For a quality service matched with competitive prices, contact Chris Lewis, tel.: Oxford 461222, fax: 461333.

Shipping? Abyssinia to Zanzibar, New York to Newmarket. Today, tomorrow, next week? All the best options are at Mail Boxes Etc. Will collect from college, home, factory, or elsewhere. Also 24-hour photocopying, secure mailboxes, computer workstation, high-grade colour photocopying, faxing, laminating, binding, etc. 266 Banbury Road, Summertown, Oxford OX2 7DL. Contact Justin Brookes. Tel.: Oxford 514655, fax: 514656, e-mail: summertown@020.mbe.uk.com.

Tax advice. Ex-KPMG Chartered Accountant specialises in assisting professionals and small businesses with tax problems including self- assessment. Convenient North Oxford premises. To receive further information please tel.: Oxford 513381, e-mail: 100430.145@compuserve.com.

Oxuniprint, Oxford University Press—the University Printers: specialising in booklet and publicity material, typesetting, printing, and finishing. Output Bureau provides high-quality output from disc from all major DTP programs onto paper, bromide, colour-separated positive or negative film; high-quality specialist colour copier service. For service, quality, and competitive prices contact Oxuniprint, Oxford University Press, Great Clarendon Street, Oxford. Tel.: Oxford 514691, fax: 514010.

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Retail Services

Retirement? Graduation? Anniversary? We have a selection of Oxford or Bodleian-related items suitable for that special gift: some can be customised. Prices from £13.95 to £425. Consult our shop staff or tel.: Oxford (2)77091 or (2)77216. Open Mon.–Fri., 9 a.m.–6 p.m.; Sat. 9 a.m.–12.30 p.m., or see the Bodleian Shopping Arcade at http://www.bodley.ox.ac.uk/arcade/.

The History House. Mail order bookshop: discounts available on all subjects. Post free in the UK. Research and Information Service. Enquiries to The History House, The Old Brewery, Priory Lane, Burford, Oxon. OX18 4SG. Tel.: 01993 824754, fax: 01993 824129, e-mail: judith@history.u-net.com.

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Domestic Services

Nanny or shared nanny required to look after one child after school, with the possibility of further work during school vacations. Contact Professor Craig. Tel.: Oxford 277340 (w), or 01608 811145 (h).

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.: Oxford 726983 or Abingdon 555533.

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Situations Vacant

Internet Software Engineer: £18K + benefits; June/July 1999. Programmers with degrees in Computer Science or related fields and relevant experience needed for our automated Web site services. Send covering letters and c.v.s to: Internet Weavers Ltd., Oxford Centre for Innovation, Mill Street, Oxford OX2 0JX. E-mail: enquiries@e-weavers.com.

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Houses to Let

Period cottage available for academic year. Three bedrooms, fully furnished, all amenities. Large garden, quiet surroundings, tucked away on Old Boars Hill, just 4 miles from Oxford centre. £650 p.c.m. Tel.: 00 39 0444 324729, e-mail: krksolomon@hotmail.com.

Central Oxford, Rewley Park: available now for summer or longer. Immaculate new 2-bed semi, furnished, with parking and garden. £795 p.c.m. Tel.: 01296 681280, fax: 01296 682738.

18th-c. thatched cottage in village 8 miles from Oxford and close to the Thames; 3 double bedrooms, 2 reception, conservatory, modern kitchen, c.h., garden; oak beams and open fires. Available Aug. and part Sept. Tel.: 0171- 625 1219.

Central North Oxford family house, in favoured location close to schools, hospitals, University; 5 bedrooms, attic study, sitting-room, large kitchen, south-facing garden, parking for 2 cars. From 1 July. Tel.: Oxford 790640.

Central Oxford, only 5 minutes from Christ Church/Pembroke College or rail station; small modern 2-bedroom house, available for 6 weeks, mid- Oct.–early Dec.; quiet residential area; 1 minute to river. Rent negotiable in exchange for services to resident cat requiring meals, etc. Suit single person or close couple. Tel.: Oxford 249540.

North Oxford : well-furnished 3-bedroom house in a cul-de-sac quiet road available from Aug.; c.h. and all modern facilities inc. washer-drier, microwave, satellite TV; front and back gardens with a fish-pond; access to good local school, cycling distance to city centre and the University. Close to beautiful public park and sports ground. £720 p.c.m., professional family preferred. Tel.: +44 1732 454269, e-mail: w.j.wang@sussex.ac.uk, or zyxie@hotmail.com.

Cotswolds house, Moreton in Marsh, 26 miles from Oxford, 35 minutes by train; 3 bedrooms; fully equipped; stylish interior; garden. Available to let for a year immediately. £500 p.c.m. exc. water, gas, electricity, telephone, and council tax. Tel.: 01608 650336.

Central Summertown, North Oxford: 3-bedroom modern house; furnished; gas c.h.; secluded garden; integral garage. Available for next academic year. £1,000 p.c.m. Brooks Property Management. Tel.: Oxford 728597, fax: 794606.

Beautifully modernised house to let, east Oxford, for 9 months from end of Aug. Two double bedrooms, 2 studies, sitting-room, dining-room, 1½ bathrooms; c.h., washing-machine, dish-washer; 20 minutes' walk from Bodleian. Walled garden. £950 p.m. Tel.: Oxford 242966.

Jericho (North Oxford): furnished house available from 1 Sept., for 1 year or less. Walk to colleges, train station, bus station; near Port Meadow; c.h.; recently redecorated; desks, filing cabinet, several large closets, secluded garden, 2½ bathrooms, washing-machine, drier, telephone, linen, dishes, 2 bicycles; quiet; suitable for visiting academics. Two bedrooms £950 p.m.; three bedrooms £1,250 p.m. (inc. bedsit with separate kitchen and entrance). Contact J. Mackrell (evenings), tel.: Oxford 775567, or A. Gaston (Canada), tel.: 613 745 1368, fax: 613 745 0299, e-mail: Gaston@cyberus.CA.

Fully furnished 3-bedroom house in Marston, close to University, hospitals, and city centre; fitted kitchen (all mod. cons.), beautiful gardens, and elegant garden studio. Available from Aug. for min. of one year. £750 p.m. plus bills. Tel.: Oxford 404836 (day), or 308015 (evening); e-mail: yiping.chen@ctsu.ox.ac.uk.

Make finding accommodation a pleasure, not a chore. Finders Keepers is dedicated to making it easy for visitors to Oxford to 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), welcome food pack, personal service, and much more. Call us and you will not need to go elsewhere. For further information contact Finders Keepers, 226 Banbury Road, Summertown, Oxford OX2 7BY. Tel.: Oxford 311011, fax: 556993, e-mail: oxford@finders.co.uk; Internet site: http://www.finders.co.uk.

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.: Oxford 764533, fax: 764777, e-mail: info@qbman.co.uk.

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Flats to Let

Quiet modernised terrace house, fully furnished, central North Oxford; c.h., 2 bedrooms, garden. Suitable for visiting academics. Available to let to one or two persons only from mid-Sept. for the academic year. Tel.: Oxford 512747, e-mail: rosaleen@community.co.uk.

Summertown: furnished, self-contained first-floor flat in detached house in pleasant, quiet cul-de-sac, available 1 Aug.; 1 double bedroom, 1 small single bedroom/study, sitting-room, kitchen, bathroom with shower; gas c.h.; shared use of gardens; parking space. £500 p.c.m. plus bills. Tel.: 01482 466548/668572 (answer-phone), e-mail: d.v.bagchi@theol.hull.ac.uk.

Bright, spacious flat, 2 large bedrooms, first floor, furnished; small block; good area, North Oxford; sitting-room, kitchen/dining-room, bathroom, w.c.; nearly new carpets and heating system; garage; gardens; buses nearby. £700 p.c.m. Mitchell. Tel./fax: 01993 830895.

Wheatley—Oxford 4 miles; one-bed purpose built ground floor apartment to let in landscaped complex. Security entry system, c.h., parking, double bedroom, lounge/diner, kitchen, bathroom, hallway. Furnished or unfurnished. Available on yearly lease from July. £600 pcm. Contact Dr Palmer. Tel.: Oxford 741433, fax: 769695, e-mail: amanda@bluesarchive.com.

Central North Oxford, four minutes' walk from University Parks and easy walking to University Science Area, libraries, and city centre. Charming and spacious garden flat in quiet residential street, inc. sitting-room, double bedroom, kitchen with washing-machine, bathroom with shower, plentiful storage space. Gas c.h. Suit single person or couple. No smokers. Available from Aug. £725 p.c.m.. Tel.: Oxford 512138, e-mail: mdy@bioch.ox.ac.uk.

Modern 2-bedroom apartment to rent with south-facing balcony off Banbury Road (Thackley End). Within short walking distance of Oxford city centre. £670 p.m. plus council tax and electricity. Available from 15 Aug. for 1 year or longer. Tel.: Oxford 735679 (evenings).

Woodstock Road, Oxford: to let 1 Oct. 1999–31 May 2000. Large second-floor flat, overlooking St John's College sports field; lounge, 23 ft., gas fire; bedroom same; large hall; kitchen, gas cooker, fridge, microwave, new washer; large bathroom with separate shower cubicle; 10 minutes from city centre by bus. Suitable for academics or professional people. No children. £550 p.m. Tel.: Oxford 556780.

Iffley Village, Oxford: spacious 1-bedroom (£600) or 3- bedroom (£1,000 p.c.m.) flat available for next academic year. Gas c.h.; furnished; gardens; situated in attractive quiet location overlooking river, within easy access of city centre. Brooks Property Management. Tel.: Oxford 728597, fax: 794606.

Central North Oxford: 1- and 2-bedroom apartments; very convenient for all university departments; above average standard of accommodation; space, parking, and security; best suited to mature professionals and visiting academics. Available for the next academic year and various earlier dates from July; rents £620–£720 p.c.m. Tel.: Oxford 516144, fax: 437996.

Central North Oxford: 10 minutes' walk from city centre, parks, all main university buildings, and very close to the river. Available for short/long let. Two exceptionally well-furnished, comfortable flats in extremely quiet, civilised, large Victorian house in this exclusive, leafy, residential Victorian suburb, with large, light, airy rooms. Second-floor flat available end of Oct.; first-floor flat available Aug. Both with large double bedroom, large drawing- room, kitchen, bathroom. Off-street parking; large secluded garden. Tel./fax: Oxford 552400.

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Summer Lets

Cosy Victorian house in quiet North Oxford street, available 31 July–21 Aug.; large family kitchen with Aga; utility; sitting-room; sleeps 3 adults, 2 children; close to Port Meadow; easy access to centre of Oxford. £840. Tel.: Oxford 512397/311904.

Beautiful, bright, spacious flat in central Oxford; stunning views; suit couple; available late July–early Sept. Tel.: 0171-229 2684.

Live in comfort near the Thames, close to city centre; Victorian house; c.h.; 4 bedrooms; large split-level living-room; bathroom, bidet and w.c.; shower room and w.c.; pretty south-facing garden; new fully-equipped kitchen. Available for 6 weeks, 24 July–5 Sept. Tel.: Oxford 725193.

Peaceful and comfortable fully-furnished apartment to let in Oxford, 1–30 Sept. only; not far from the station; bedroom with double bed, bathroom, kitchen with washing-machine, bright living-room/study with small balcony overlooking meadows and river; possible use of undercover parking and cycle. Would suit visiting academic/s. £500 inc. council tax and other bills except telephone. Peter Wilson. Tel.: Oxford 246239, e-mail: clsaf@csv.warwick.ac.uk.

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Accommodation Offered

Delightful rooms, North Oxford. Smallest room £30 p.w., telephone, shower, c.h., all mod. cons. Available now, short stay up to 3 months. Located near Woodstock Road roundabout. Tel.: Oxford 511657.

Bed-and-breakfast available in the warm comfortable home of a semi-retired academic couple in exclusive, leafy, central North Oxford; within easy walking distance of the city centre and all main university buildings; a stone's throw from the river, parks, excellent pubs and restaurants and a 9–9 corner shop. All rooms have colour TV, microwave, tea- and coffee- making facilities, c.h., and independent heating. Refrigerators available. Very moderate terms. Tel./fax: Oxford 557879, mobile: 0374 434489.

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Accommodation Sought

Female academic seeks to rent an inexpensive furnished flat with parking, preferably in Jericho or north-east central Oxford, from late Sept., for long-term; will be in Oxford beginning of Aug. for viewing. Tel. (after 19 July): 01265 834496, e-mail: H.Kaji@ulst.ac.uk.

Two mature professionals seek unfurnished 3-bedroom house, up to £800 p.c.m., Marston to Wolvercote. Tel.: Oxford 744755.

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: Oxford 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.

Mallams Residential Letting is well placed to help with your letting and management requirements. Based in Summertown, we offer a professional service tailored to your individual requirements. If you are thinking of letting your property, please call us. Tel.: Oxford 311006, fax: 311977.

Finders Keepers specialises in managing your home or investment. We have celebrated 25 years in Oxford letting and managing properties—try us first! Many of our landlords have remained with us since we opened and are delighted with our service—why not pop in and read their comments? Contact Finders Keepers, 226 Banbury Road, Summertown, Oxford OX2 7BY. Tel.: Oxford 311011, fax: 556993, e-mail: oxford@finders.co.uk, Internet site: http://www.finders.co.uk.

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Accommodation Offered to Rent or Exchange

Due to sabbatical, North Oxford house available for 6 months plus from 1 October, for rent or exchange with accommodation in Munich, Germany; furnished; 4 bedrooms (1 with en-suite), 2 reception, breakfast kitchen, home extension, double entrance, bath, shower, wonderful south-facing garden. Tel.: Oxford 554015/273075, or 01235 464483; e-mail: arturo@btinternet.com.

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Holiday Lets

Rome: light and airy flat to rent; sleeps 4; fourth floor, with lift; easy access to centre of Rome (15 minutes by tube) and Fiumicino airport (5 minutes' walk to Tuscolana station—direct link to airport). E-mail: madstone@fabaris.it.

Sabine Hills, Italy: beautiful flats to rent in the medieval village of Montasola, 60 km north of Rome; each flat has a terrace where you can breakfast and take in breath-taking views of Mount Soratte, the Mediterranean, and, on a clear day, the dome of St Peter's. E-mail: madstone@fabaris.it.

`La Torretta': bed-and-breakfast in the Sabine Hills, 55 km from Rome; warm hospitality in recently restored 15th-c. home in vehicle-free medieval hilltop village of Casperia; deep in olive country, walks up to hermitages in the mountains. Fax: 0039 0765 63202, e-mail: madstone@fabaris.it.

Burgundy (Morvan National Park): 19th-c. stone cottage in quiet hamlet; sleeps 5+; enclosed front and rear gardens backing onto own meadow with stream; spacious sitting-room, 1 double and 1 triple bedroom, study, bathroom, fully equipped kitchen, washing-machine, c.h., telephone, log fires; ideal for peace and quiet, walking, swimming in nearby lakes, wine-tasting, and sight-seeing in Burgundy (half-hour from Vézelay and Avallon). Available 22 Aug.–5 Sept. Also some Sept. dates. Tel.: Oxford 721539 (00 33 386 22 62 70 after 19 July).

Ireland: follow in the footsteps of J.M. Synge to the fabled Aran Islands, the mysterious moonscape of the Burren, and the dramatic cliffs of Moher by renting a beautifully refurbished cottage or first-floor studio at a unique holiday and retreat centre in the rolling hills of East Clare. Hill walking, fishing, horse-riding, historic castles, Celtic island forts, monasteries, traditional Irish music, waterfall and bathing pool, all at your door. Eight-bed cottage ideal for families, £150–£300 p.w., studio suitable for couple, £75–£150, all rates seasonally adjusted. Stan and Clare de Freitas. Tel.: 00 353 61 367073, e-mail: sunyata_ireland@hotmail.com.

Skopelos, Skiathos, Alonissos. We still have availability for lovely island houses with town, country, and seaside locations, sleeping 2–8 persons, prices from £39 p.p. p.w. Tel. for brochure: 00 30 424 22947, fax: 00 30 424 23057, e-mail: thalpos@otenet.gr.

France: southern Auvergne, in the Parc Régional des Volcans; charming self-contained ground-floor studio flat in a traditional 19th-c. stone house in hamlet in a magnificent unspoilt valley; recently restored; generous sized room furnished with country antiques (2 single beds), plenty of storage space, well-appointed kitchenette, fully tiled bathroom with large shower; use of delightful gardens full of roses and laid to terraces; splendid views. Would suit middle-aged couple, keen walkers, and lovers of unspoilt countryside. £100 p.w., £150 in Aug. All linen and cleaning inc.; electricity extra. Margaret Rubel. Tel.: 00 33 1 4887 1933 or 00 33 4 7147 9617.

Mainland Spain, Costa del Sol, Andalusia style English Riviera maisonette, £75 p.w.; double salon, grand terrace, kitchen, bathroom; well equipped, view over sea, large swimming-pool by step of maisonette, residential shops and laundry all week. 15 km Marbella, 80 km Gibraltar. Tel.: Oxford 511657.

Annual multi-trip holiday insurance. From as little as £26 per year, you can travel as many times as you like. This insurance is arranged by Affinity Groups Advantage Limited, an independent intermediary for selling of general insurance. For further details, tel.: 0345 660453.

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