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Nuffield Department of Surgery

Seminars, Hilary Term 2000, Seminar Room, Level 6, NDS, John Radcliffe Hospital at 1.00 p.m. Immunology: Tues. 18 Jan., Dr Caetano Reis E Sousa, ICRF, Lincoln's Inn fields, `Regulation of antigen presenting cell function in vivo'. Thurs. 3 Feb., Dicken Koo, Nuffield Dept. of Surgery, `Ischaemia/Reperfusion injury in renal transplantation'.

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Defining Heresy in the late antique and early Medieval world

Henry Chadwick will deliver the late Roman History seminar, `The Concept of Orthodoxy' on 20 Jan. at 5.00 p.m. in the Classics Faculty Centre, 67 St Giles.

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Tuition Offered

Year 2K, why not lose weight, improve fitness, feel better? Personal fitness training and lifestyle management, with Paul Hornsby, one of the U.K.'s most experienced fitness trainers. Having worked as a trainer for 14 years Paul has got what it takes to make you make a difference to the way you look and feel. For more information tel.: Oxford 773021, 07715 5842982 or email: pjh_personaltraining@yahoo.com.

Piano tuition, experienced teacher. Adults and children. All grades. Beginners welcome. Contact Miss P. Read B.A. (Hons.) LRAM. Jericho. Tel.: Oxford 510904.

GCSE and A level Easter Revision courses. Highly successful courses which build confidence and exam skills and which can make a significant difference to students' grades. Tel.: d'Overbroeck's College, Oxford 310000.

Jazz/World Music course for musicians aged 10–14 of all levels of experience. Feb. half-term. Contact Sami Cohen at d'Overbroeck's College. Tel.: Oxford 310000.

Pilates is the buzzword in fitness today—yet it has already been delivering results for well over 80 years, during which time its devotees have included leading figures from the worlds of film, dance and professional sport. Pilates is a very safe, effective form of exercise, which works by strengthening the core postural muscles of the body, re-balancing and bringing it back into correct alignment, resulting in a longer, leaner body. The exercises are performed in a slow, controlled way, bringing long- term results. It is also a great way of relieving unwanted stress and tension. There is a massive demand for Pilates throughout the country and, as a result, there is a shortage of qualified instructors. Valerie Downing is a member of the Body Control Pilates Association, Europe's largest Pilates professional body and is now teaching the method at various locations throughout the county. Class numbers are limited to an absolute maximum of twelve so that a high level of personal tuition and supervision can be given. Beginners classes are suitable for first time exercisers. Tel.: Oxford 730429 for further information.

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Services Offered

Psychotherapy: experienced, qualified, UKCP registered, Gestalt and Integrative Psychotherapist recently moved from Nottingham to Merton (between Bicester and Islip). I am available to see individuals and couples for short or long-term therapy. New ongoing daytime psychotherapy group starting early in the new year. Personal and/or professional development workshops available throughout the year. Individual and group supervision also available. For further information contact Ruth Nathan on Oxford 331899.

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 worldwide), binding, fax bureau, colour photocopying, mailing services, and much more. Contact or visit Mail Boxes Etc., 266 Banbury Rd., Oxford. Tel.: Oxford 514655, fax: 514656, e-mail: summertown@020.mbe.uk.com.

Dramatic colour scheme borders in the style of Gertrude Jekyll, mixing foliage and flowers. Jeanne Bliss, Landscape Designer and Pruning Adviser, Oxford and California. Tel.: Oxford 515379 for leaflet.

SigmaMetrics. Consultants in statistics for the design of scientific experiments and clinical projects, and grant applications. We guarantee improvement of drafts of MSS for submission to learned journals, theses for higher degrees, author's drafts of chapters and books, and advise on preparation in dealing with applied statistical problems in MSc and DPhil Vivas. Confidential assistance available in managing MS rejection by statistical referees for journals. Special projects or tuition in applied biological and medical statistics undertaken by our higher graduate statisticians who are also graduates in science or medicine. For further details visit our website at: www.sigmametrics.co.uk, email: n.t.james@sigmametrics.co.uk (Dr N.T. James, BCh BM MA MSc (Oxon), or Freephone 0800 0345 945.

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Domestic Services

Looking for a native French speaker to tutor my two French speaking children (6 and 4), minimum twice weekly after school, North Oxford. Please call Oxford 512066.

Looking for a native Italian speaker to coach and play with my two children (6 and 4) who understand Italian, after school or on weekends, North Oxford. Tel.: Oxford 512066.

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Situations Vacant

Tureck Bach Research foundation seeks a part-time assistant. Hours and good rates of pay negotiable. Requirements: computer skills, daily correspondence, telephone. The Tureck Bach Research Foundation is a charitable organisation bringing together distinguished scientists in varied fields, musicologists and performing musicians. Please call Oxford 515760 or fax Oxford 512620 at any time.

Programmer conversant in Director 6.5/7, ASP, database and web required by Oxford-based multimedia company.Initial contract could lead to on-going work. The ideal person will have access to own computer and workspace. Hourly or freelance basis. Likely start date Feb. 2000. Please contact Hira Verick, tel.: 07880 541193, email: hira@MediaAgency.com.

Secretarial/Editorial Assistant. Part-time freelance opportunity for someone with existing University connection to assist with the receipt of papers and correspondence with authors for a monthly journal. Flexible working hours readily arranged. Available from 1 Feb. 2000 with payment to £500 p.m. Enquiries, expressions of interest to: richard.brook@materials.oxford.ac.uk or tel.: Oxford 273782, or Richard Brook, Department of Materials, University of Oxford, OIX1 3PH.

New College, Oxford. The college invites applications for the post of Librarian. Candidates should be graduates and have appropriate professional experience. The salary will be on the University Library Scale (academic related) on Grades 1/2 (£16,286–£24,479). Applicants should write for further particulars to the Bursar, New College, Oxford OX1 3BN, tel.: Oxford 279550. The closing date for applications is 28 Jan. 2000.

Oxford Preservation Trust, Assistant Secretary. Oxford Preservation Trust is a charitable trust established in 1927 to promote preservation of Oxford's historical, architectural and natural environment. It owns land and a number of buildings throughout the City and the Green Belt. The present Assistant Secretary to the Trust is due to retire in Spring 2000. Applications are now invited for this full-time post. Working alongside the Secretary you will be responsible for the day to day administration of the Trust, organising committee meetings, looking after the membership, including arranging a programme of visits, and the annual Environmental Awards. This is an interesting and varied post. Applicants should be computer literate and have a commitment to conservation. A knowledge of Oxford and its countryside would be an advantage. The salary is related to the University Clerical and Library Staff Scales, Grade 6 £18,667–£21,646. Please write by 28 January 2000 enclosing a C.V. to Mrs D. Dance, Secretary, Oxford Preservation Trust, 10 Turn Again Lane, Oxford OX1 1QL. Arrangements should be made for two references to be sent direct to the Trust.

Part-time Archivist. Jesus College seeks to employ from 1 April 2000 an appropriately qualified and experienced archivist for 2 days each month to undertake routine maintenance of the College archive, to answer queries, mount up to 2 exhibitions each year, and, if time permits, to escort visitors. Experience in working with PCs is essential and familiarity with Microsoft Word, databases and email desirable. The College is an Equal Opportunities employer and is prepared to consider any suitably qualified applicant. Remuneration includes an honorarium of £1,500 per year, statutory holiday entitlement and meals when on duty in College. As this is a new appointment the terms and conditions will be subject to continual review with the post holder. For details and an application form contact the Home Bursar's Secretary at Jesus College, Oxford, OX1 3DW, tel.: Oxford 279715, by 4 Feb. 2000.

Argentine studies programme. Administrative assistant required immediately for approx. 10 hrs. per week, to assist Programme Director with office systems, database and conference organisation. The successful candidate will be computer literate (Word, Excel, web and email) and have an excellent command of Spanish. The post is initially for a period of 2–3 months, but may be extended. Payment of £7 per hour is offered. Apply in writing to Dr Celia Szusterman, Latin American Centre, St Antony's College, Oxford OX2 6JF.

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Houses to Let

North Oxford house available from 28 Mar. 2000 for one year or less. Walk to colleges, train station, and bus station, near Port Meadow, c.h., recently redecorated, desks, filing cabinets, several large closets, secluded garden, 2 1/2 bathrooms, washing machine, drier, telephone, linen, dishes, 2 bicycles. Suitable for visiting academics. Two bedrooms, £950 p.m.; 3 bedrooms, £1250 p.m (inc. bedsit with separate entrance). Tel.: J. Mackrell (eves.), Oxford 775567, or Canada: A.Gaston, 613 745 1368, fax. 613 745 0299. E-mail: Tony.Gaston@EC.GC.CA or Gaston@cyberus.ca.

Jericho, available early Jan. for 6 months. Two bedrooms, g.c.h, washing machine etc. Excellent family home. Non-smokers only. £700 p.c.m. Call Ru or Terry on Oxford 559581.

Charming cottage, 12 miles north west of Oxford in a quiet corner of village. Beams, inglenook fireplace, woodburning stove, g.c.h., country antiques, washer/drier, fridge/freezer, bash/shower, small walled garden, garage, double bedroom, spare bedroom/study. Available from mid- April. Tel.: Oxford 284225.

Furnished house to let up until 15 Sept. 2000. Centrally located, near railway station. For more information please contact the Domestic Bursar, Pembroke College, Oxford on Oxford 276423. Price: £600 p.c.m.

Well situated, furnished terrace house in South Oxford. Close to city centre, park and reservoir. Double bedroom, single bedroom, bathroom, sitting room, dining room, kitchen and south facing garden. Washing machine, c.h. Would suit couple or two tidy sharers. Non-smokers only please. Available end Jan. for 6 months or 1 year. £750 p.c.m. plus council tax. Deposit and references required. Tel.: Oxford 310806.

Mid-March to mid-June, 3-bedroom 18th century house, 3 miles Oxford city centre, frequent buses. Gas c.h., dishwasher, washing machine, secluded garden, car-port, non-smoking. £800 p.c.m. Tel. (in January) 001 212 463 0078; (in February) Oxford 778768.

Edwardian Terrace. Three-bedroom family home tucked away in quiet mews, but within walking distance to the city centre and Jericho. Stripped wooden floors, secure garden and proximity to schools make this a very desirable family home. Available now at £1,200 p.c.m. Contact Gay at Finders Keepers, 226 Banbury Road, Summertown, Oxford OX2 7BY, tel.: Oxford 302305, email: oxford@finders.co.uk, or visit our website at: http//www.finders.co.uk.

Country cottage. Two-bedroom country cottage located on Boars Hill. Recently refurbished and redecorated, this house provides comfortable accommodation for a professional couple or small family. The location is ideal for access to Abingdon and Oxford. Pretty garden and private courtyard. Off street parking available. £795 p.c.m. For more information please tel.: Oxford 302344.

Moreton in Marsh. 27 miles Oxford, 35 minutes by train. Elegant Cotswolds stone town house. Sleeps 5. All mod. cons., garden. Available end Jan. £520 p.c.m. Please tel.: 01608 810549.

Four bedroom house in quiet residential area to west of city, 10–15 mins. to centre by cycle or bus. Separate lounge and dining room, master bedroom ensuite. To let unfurnished for up to 6 months at £700 p.c.m. Tel.: Oxford 279285 or 862591.

End terrace, fully furnished, off Abingdon Road. Two double, 1 single bedroom, g.c.h., d.g., shower, washing machine, big garage, courtyard garden. Children and pets welcome. Available mid-Feb. £780 p.m. £1,200 deposit and references, or £145,000 for sale. Tel.: 0171 286 8444.

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Flats 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 website 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.: Oxford 764533, fax: 764777, email: info@qbman.co.uk.

Flat near Oxford to let in 18th century house, centrally located in Woodstock. Two bedrooms, large sitting room, dining room, kitchen and bathroom. Telephone, c.h., washer/drier etc. Available 16 April 2000. £600 p.c.m. Tel.: 01993 811488.

Butler Close, central Oxford. Two-bedroom, first floor flat. £675 p.m. Apply: Chancellors, 255 Banbury Road, Summertown. Tel.: Oxford 516161.

Light one bedroom first floor flat. Oxford ring road above Summertown. Convenient centre and hospitals. 24-hour bus route. Off-street parking. Fully furnished, washing machine, gas c.h. Available early 2000. £520 p.c.m. plus bills. Tel./fax: Oxford 554285.

North Parade, charming, fully furnished 1-bedroom flat in the heart of North Oxford. Available early Jan. £600 p.m. Tel.: Oxford 513816 weekdays.

Murray Court, Banbury Rd, Oxford. Very spacious (200 sq ft.), quiet, first floor flat. Three double bedrooms, 2 bathrooms (1 ensuite). Fully furnished to high standard, gas c.h., garage, garden. Within short walking distance Science Area, University Parks and city centre. Non-smokers only. Available 1 Jan. 2000. £1,250 p.c.m. Tel.: Brooks Property Management, Oxford 728597, fax: 794606.

Woodstock Road, 2 miles from city centre. Purpose built, self- contained, ground floor flat, fully furnished. Living room with view and access to large rear garden, double bedroom, bathroom and kitchen. Close to bus stops. Car parking. Available from 1 Feb. 12 months let preferred. £550 p.c.m. plus services. Tel.: Oxford 557684 (eves.).

Central North Oxford, fully furnished, 2-bedroom, luxury apartment with off-road parking. £795 p.c.m. Also: fully furnished 1- bedroom flat with off-road parking. £695 p.c.m. For further information and to view please tel.: Oxford 559559.

Furnished, well equipped flat over community centre in Polstead Road. Would suit graduate or academic visitor with family. Sitting room, 3 bedrooms (could all be double), kitchen, bathroom, separate W.C. Available now. Rent £850 p.c.m., reduced to £750 p.c.m. in return for light duties. For further details and an application form contact Ben Simpson, tel.: Oxford 274073, e-mail: ben.simpson@wolfson.ox.ac.uk, or write to him at Wolfson College, Linton Road, Oxford OX2 6UD. Applications will be considered as soon as possible and applicants may be interviewed.

Available January 2000 (long let only). Modern decor and furnishings, 1 double bedroom, living room, kitchen, bathroom, c.h. All facilities. Private parking. Quiet Banbury Road location, 1/2 mile city centre. Non-smoker. £575 p.m. plus council tax. Tel.: 01993 852196.

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Accommodation Offered

Abbeyfield (Oxford) Society. Very sheltered housing for elderly people. Spacious house in lovely garden near central Oxford. All rooms ensuite. Meals provided. Supportive staff. Details from: The Administrator, Brian Lewis House, 80 St Clements, Oxford OX4 1 AW. Tel.: Oxford 790439.

Paying guests, visiting academics, welcomed for short or long stays in the warm, comfortable home of a semi-retired academic couple in exclusive, quiet, 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- and coffee-making facilities, microwave and refrigerator/refrigerator availability, c.h. and alternative heating. Breakfast included in the very moderate terms. Tel./fax Oxford 557879.

Need somewhere quiet to work? Bottom of the garden study/office/workshop/studio measuring 14 ft x 9 ft. Built-in desk 8 ft x 3 ft. Metered heating, well lit and with excellent natural light, optional phone point. Very near Folly Bridge. £100 p.m. Please tel.: Oxford 242313/396878 for further details.

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.

Large ensuite room to rent in country cottage overlooking Cherwell valley. Pretty village, 15 miles north of Oxford. Bus and rail services to Oxford. Garage available. N/S professional or academic. £60 p.w. Tel.: 01869 232137 (eves.).

North Oxford . Short let or long. Independent male graduate to share quiet house. Shared facilities, spacious room. Rent £55 p.w. inc. fuel. Tel.: Oxford 515379.

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Accommodation Sought

Japanese businessman, travelling with his wife and son, wishes to rent a 2-bedroom house or flat between 25 Mar. and 20 April, when they will be visiting Oxford. In the first instance please contact Edward Greene, 45 Pembroke St., Oxford. Tel.: Oxford 248308.

Academic couple visiting Oxford University seek apartment with 1 (or 2) bedrooms during Trinity Term, May–June. Preferably quiet neighbourhood. Renting or house-sitting. References available. Tel.: 00 32 14 46 00 86 (home), 00 31 13 466 8210 (office), email: Luc.Renneboog@kub.nl.

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 email us: info@qbman.co.uk. Alternatively, we would invite you to visit our website at: http://www.qbman.co.uk and see how we could be marketing your property.

Three-bedroom house in Oxford area wanted for visiting academic and family, approx. mid-Feb. to mid-June 2000. Please contact: s.may@auckland.ac.nz, and/or c/o Mrs. F. Greenwood, 01788 815638 after 20 Jan. House swap to 4-bedroom house in Auckland, New Zealand possible.

Librarian, working in London but living in central Oxford, seeks accommodation, 8 Apr.–21 May, while his own flat is temporarily unavailable. Furnished studio flat or 1-bedroom flat preferred, central/north Oxford or near railway station if possible. Tel.: Oxford 250917 (answerphone), email: peter_jackson@link.org.

Norwegian Professor and family (wife, and 3 children aged 5, 8, and 11), seeks a furnished 3-bedroom flat or house in Oxford from 15 Feb.—20 April, 2000 (exact dates negotiable), when he will be visiting Nuffield College. Non-smokers. Recommendations available. Up to £1,000. Central and child-friendly location is preferred. Email: bertil.tungodden@nhh.no, tel.: 00 47 55 58 38 74, or 00 47 55 95 36 70, fax: 00 47 55 58 39 01.

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Accommodation Exchange

Australian scholar and member of St Hugh's College seeks to exchange spacious newly renovated 4-bedroom home in leafy suburb of Canberra, close to Australian National University, for house in Oxford in May 2000 for approx. 4 weeks. Minimum 1 double bedroom, 1 twin. Tel.: 61 2 6248 7625, email: Rosamund.Dalziell@anu.edu.au.

Academic couple seek accommodation in or near Cambridge Massachusettes from October 2000 for 1 year, and offer in exchange a four hundred year old beamed cottage in rural village, 5 miles from Oxford city centre. Fully modernised, 2-bedroom with c.h. and open fireplace. Excellent location for Oxford University and John Radcliffe Hospital. Contact: Dr J. Knight +44 (0) 1865 287671, email: julian@well.ox.ac.uk.

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Holiday Lets

The Caribbean, the place to unwind. Imagine spending 2 weeks relaxing the body, refreshing the mind, or just enjoying the magic of Tobago. Yoga Holiday and Heritage Festival Event, 15–29 July. Contact Spiral Travel, Caribbean Yoga Holiday Specialists, 65 Hurst Street, Oxford OX4 1HA. Tel.: Oxford 728576, email: spiralltd@aol.com.

Self-catering accommodation 5 minutes walk to city centre. We have 4-bedroom self-contained flats to let from July to Sept., fully equipped kitchens for groups or families. Close to shops, restaurants and buses. A 24-hour lodge with CCTV. Pleasant gardens in tranquil surroundings. Use of the adjacent sports ground. Washing machines on site. Free off-road parking. For rates tel./fax Oxford 725364.

Tuscan hills. In superb situation near Siena, our own restored farmhouse standing amidst its own olives and vineyard. Spectacular hill and forest views. Easy access to Florence and other main art centres. Very peaceful with full services (but no pool). Sleeps up to 8. Tel./fax: 01252 660899.

Accommodation available Sydney, Apr.–Dec. 2000. Three bedroom modern townhouse, furnished/equipped, secure complex. Two bathrooms, laundry, courtyard/pergola, gas barbecue. Walk local shops, 10 minutes' bus CBD, close harbourside parks/beaches. A$550 p.w. Fax 61-2-9351- 2434, email: Simon.Petch@english.usyd.edu.au.

Crete. A traditional Cretan house in old town Rethimno, superbly renovated to provide space and comfort in beautifully furnished surroundings. Elevated, vine-covered, sitting area with brick barbecue—perfect for alfresco dining. It is in a quiet area, and close to long, sandy beach, taverns, shops, and the many interesting sights in and around this historic area. Sleeps 4 (1 double, 1 twin). Available all year round. £280 p.w., £1000 p.m. All linen, electricty and cleaning inc. Tel./fax: Nikolaos Glinias, 0030 831 56525, email: nglynias@ret.forthnet.gr.

Luxury accommodation in mid-Wales between Hay on Wye and Builth Wells. Barn conversion completed late 1999. Sleeps 8, full c.h., and fully equipped kitchen. Ideal location for hill walking, trout fishing, birdwatching, and pony trekking. For rates tel.: Oxford 864372, after 6.30 p.m.

Country lovers retreat, children and dogs welcome. Beautiful barn conversion into 2 cottages with panoramic views over secluded valley. Small mixed organic farm with rare breed animals. Owls, herons, buzzards, otters, exclusive fishing on farm as well as salmon fishing on River Taw nearby. Painting and drawing holidays, Tarka trail, RHS Rosemoor, beautiful North Devon coastline not far. For brochure tel.: 01769 520263. Short breaks available. n

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