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Peterhouse, Cambridge: 2001 Dacre Lecture in the Humanities

Dame Diana Rigg, DBE, will lecture on `No Turn Unstoned' at 5.30 p.m. on Thur., 8 Feb., in the College Theatre, Peterhouse. The lecture is open to all.

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Peterhouse, Cambridge: 2001 Dacre Science Lecture

Professor Sir Brian Pippard, FRS, will lecture on `The Invincible Ignorance of Science' at 5.30 p.m. on Wed., 21 Feb., in the College Theatre, Peterhouse. The lecture is open to all.

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XXXIV International University Congress UNIV 2001

I would like to inform university students about the International University Congress UNIV 2001, Roma 9–10 April, organised by ICU (Istituto per la Cooperazione Universitaria, www.icu.it/univ). The title of the congress this year is `In Search of Human Globalization'. University students from all over the world can participate working on a selected theme in groups, co-ordinated by a University professor or researcher, and present their findings in the form of a written essay, a poster or an audio-visual presentation. For further information please contact: Rosa Tordera, e-mail: rosa.tordera@pharm.ox.ac.uk.

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Scholarship

Ens-Europe: Sciences Entrance Competition, 4-year scholarship: the Ecole Normale Superieure in Paris is holding a new competitive entrance examination open to the best European students who are under the age of 23, and currently in their second or third year of university courses in the Sciences. Successful candidates will be entitled to 4 years of funded study (13850 euros/year), commencing in Sept. Courses are tailored to meet individual needs, and must be started in Paris. Any academic qualifications obtained will be equivalent to those available in the student's home country. Applications: until 30 April. Further information is available at the following addresses: Concours ENS-Europe, 45, rue d'Ulm, F75230 Cedex 05 Paris; http://www.ens.fr/concours; e-mail: concours-ens- europe@ens.fr.

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Wanted

History publisher in need of freelance abstract writers. We prefer a strong background in history AND fluent reading ability in Turkish, Polish, Spanish, Portuguese, Hungarian, Scandinavian or Baltic languages. Exceptional English writing and word-processing skills required. Send enquiries to: vwish@abc-clio.com.

Full-size violin for enthusiastic teenager. Fair price for good condition. E-mail: janet.avison@admin.ox.ac.uk, or tel.: 01865 280545 (daytimes).

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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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Tuition Required

Czech au-pair with fairly good level of English, requires personal tuition to enable her to take the First Certificate this summer. Please telephone 01865 438655, or e-mail: kay.honner@green.ox.ac.uk.

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Tuition Offered

The Alliance Française runs classes in French for Adults and Children, and A, A/S, and GCSE classes. For details on these and all other courses, please ring 01865 310946.

Piano tuition: experienced teacher. Adults and children. All grades. Beginners welcome. Miss P. Read, BA (Hons.), LRAM. Jericho. Tel.: 01865 510904.

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Services Offered

Quality of Life? Improve yours: your health, fitness and well being are three of your most important personal assets. A personal trainer can assist you in improving all of them, from weight loss to improved mobility, increased energy levels, to sports specific exercise. Paul Hornsby offers individuals and groups professional and effective advice on health, fitness, and lifestyle. For a free consultation call: 01865 773021, (mobile) 07980 818574, e-mail: pjh_personaltraining@yahoo.com.

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.: Oxford 514655, fax: 514656, email: summertown@020.mbe.uk.com.

Glass, glazing, double-glazing, secondary-glazing, sash windows, conservatories and porches. Oxford Double Glazing Ltd., have 36 years' experience of the supply, installation, and repair of single and double glazing. Please call us for pressure-free advice, or visit our showroom at 3, South Parade, Summertown. Tel.: 01865 517200, e-mail: info@oxforddoubleglazing.com.

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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.: Oxford 726983 or Abingdon 555533.

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Situations Vacant

Lucy Cavendish College: Stanley Smith Research Fellowship in Horticulture. Applications are invited for a 3-year Research Fellowship in Horticulture at Lucy Cavendish College, University of Cambridge, funded by the Stanley Smith (UK) Horticultural Trust. This Research Fellowship is open to women* who already hold a doctorate in the fields of Horticulture, Botany or Applied Biology, and is not subject to age restriction. It is hoped that the successful candidate would take up the post in October 2001. The salary would be in the region of £22,000 p.a. with some additional funding for equipment, if necessary. Research would be undertaken in the University Botanic Garden or in the Department of Plant Sciences as appropriate. The successful candidate would be expected to be resident in Cambridge, at least during term time, and to take an active part in College life. The Research Fellow would be expected to publish and give some public lectures on her work. The closing date for applications is 1 March 2001, and shortlisted candidates would be interviewed before the end of that month. For further details and an application form, please contact: The President's Secretary, Lucy Cavendish College, Lady Margaret Road, Cambridge CB3 0BU (tel.: 01223 332196, fax: 01223 339056, e-mail: bjy21@cam.ac.uk) * by the Employment Act 1989, the College has exemption from the provisions of the Sex Discrimination Act, 1975.

New Hall, Cambridge: Fellowship and Lectureship in Engineering. New Hall invites applications for a Lectureship in Engineering with effect from September 2001. Appointment for three years in the first instance, with the possibility of renewal for a further two years. Salary on the national universiyt scale, age-related, in the range £14,851–£25,213 (under review). Further particulars from the Senior Tutor, New Hall, Cambridge CB3 0DF (telephone: 01223 762203, e-mail: seg32@cam.ac.uk), to whom applications and three references should be sent by 1 March.

New Hall, Cambridge: Tutorial Research Fellowship in History of Art. Applications are invited from those with a research interest in any area of post-medieval British or European art for a Tutorial Research Fellowship in History of Art, for three years from 1 Oct. 2001 (or earlier by negotiation). Initial stipend £12,982 (Ph.D.) or £12,051 (pre- Ph.D.), plus payment for teaching. Further particulars from the Senior Tutor, New Hall, Cambridge CB3 0DF (telephone: 01223 762203, e-mail: seg32@cam.ac.uk), to whom applications and three references should be sent by 1 March.

Clerical Assistant Domestic Bursary (part-time): fixed- term contract of 6 months. Clerical and Library Scale Grade 2. Salary £9,794–£11,689 p.a. (pro rata). Friendly, capable, numerate person required to carry out basic clerical work in a very busy office. Excellent communication and keyboard skills required, together with ability to deal with telephone and personal enquiries. Hours 20 per week, 5 days but flexible. Four weeks holiday per annum, plus all Bank Holidays (pro- rate). Interested? Please call into the Domestic Bursary for an application form. University College, Oxford OX1 4BH. Tel.: 01865 (2)76625.

Jesus College, Cambridge: Finance Manager. The College wishes to appoint a Finance Manager, to take up duties as soon as possible. This is a key appointment within the management structure.The role: the Finance Manager will have full accounting responsibility, reporting to the Senior Bursar, and will be directly responsible for the accounting staff in the Bursary. Key duties and objectives will include: day to day control of the accounts function; the production and presentation of regular management information to departments; the production of annual statutory and management accounts for the College and its subsidiaries; continual development of management accounting, budgetary, and planning systems in addition to the internal controls of the College; associated administrative tasks. The stipend for the appointment will be in the range of £34,000–£36,000 a year, depending on experience, plus benefits. The appointee: the Finance Manager will be a professionally qualified accountant, ideally with previous experience of financial management. The appointee will be required to show a high level of interpersonal skills. Previous experience within the education and/or charity sectors may be an advantage, but is not essential. Public and private sector backgrounds will be given equal consideration. Further particulars may be obtained from the Domestic Bursar and Steward's Office, Jesus College, Cambridge, CB5 8BL. Tel.: 01223 339469, fax: 01223 324910. E-mail: domestic-bursar@jesus.cam.ac.uk. The closing date for applications is Friday 16 February 2001. The College is an equal opportunities employer.

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Houses to Let

Moreton-in-Marsh: 3-storey, Victorian terrace cottage, 3/4 bedrooms, bathroom with WC, separate WC, sitting room, dining kitchen with doors to garden, utility room. Good size enclosed rear garden and patio, c.h. Well furnished, spacious, and well presented throughout. £600 p.c.m. 1 month's rental in advance. References required. Please ring 01608 810549 for further details, and to view.

Lifestyle Letting and Management, 1 North Parade, Avenue, Oxford: Ockham Mews, Bardwell Road–£1,700 p.c.m, immaculate 2-bedroom mews house with conservatory, garage and garden, fully furnished, available February; Lodge Close, Old Marston–£675 p.c.m, 2-bedroom house with off-street parking and garden, fully furnished, available February. Contact us for a full list of property. Tel.: 01865 554577, fax: 01865 554578, e-mail: lifestyle- lettings@dial.pipex.com, Website: www.lifestyle-lettings.co.uk.

Old Headington: award-winning, converted chapel, in a quiet secluded position among beech trees, 5 minutes' from John Radcliffe Hospital. Fully furnished. Living room, 2 stories high, double bedroom, kitchen, bathroom, larder, garden, car parking space, gas c.h. £900 p.c.m. plus services. Tel.: 01865 768775.

Two-bedroom furnished terrace house, close to city centre. Washing machine, c.h., delightful garden. Would suit couple or 2 sharers. Non-smokers please. Available for 6 months or 1 year. £750 p.c.m + council tax. Deposit and references required. Available 1 March. Tel.: 01865 310806.

Traditional country cottage, Bladon: 8 miles Oxford city centre. Newly appointed, 2 bedrooms, fully furnished, parking. Suit non-smoking single or couple. £700 p.c.m. exc. bills. Available 1 March for 6 months, renewable. Photos available. E-mail: leo.cookson@csls.ox.ac.uk.

Pretty, old (partly 17th.-c.), well-appointed house in south Oxford, for rent from mid-March to late Sept.; 10 minutes' bus-ride from town centre, 1 minutes' drive from ring road. Living room with wood- burning stove, stone-floored dining room, conservatory, kitchen, utility room, 2 bedrooms, third bedroom/study, upstairs bathroom with shower. Lovely walled garden, parking for 2 cars. Close to shops, P.O. Rent negotiable in return for help with the garden. Sorry, visiting academics only. E-mail: catherine.atherton@new.ox.ac.uk, or phone 01865 279257.

Tastefully furnished, comfortable home available from March–mid-June, 1½ miles to Oxford centre, good bus service. Pleasant walks nearby and lovely Iffley lock. Three double bedrooms, upstairs bathroom, living/dining room, kitchen, downstairs WC, sunroom, garage. £780 p.c.m. Tel.: 01865 770501.

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.

Make finding accommodation easy. Finders Keepers have a dedicated approach to helping you find the right property. Browse through our website for up-to-date detailed information on properties available and make use of our interactive database, priority reservation service (credit cards accepted), personal service and professional advice. For further information please contact Finders Keepers at 226, Banbury Road, Summertown, Oxford OX2 7BY. Tel.: 01865 311011. Fax: Oxford 556993. Email: oxford@finders.co.uk. Internet site: http://www.finders.co.uk.

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Accommodation Offered

Flatmate wanted to share 2-bedroom twin-storey flat in Folly Bridge with 26 y.o. professional male. Excellent location on Thames tow-path just near to Head of the River pub. Private car park. Non-smoker preferred. £410 p.c.m. Would require references for purpose of approval by letting agents. Tel.: Callum on 01865 792692, or e-mail: callum_ross@hotmail.com.

Finders Keepers specialises in managing your home and investment. With our 27 years' experience we assure you of a high level of service from dedicated and professional letting and management teams. Many of our landlords have remained with us since we opened and are still reaping the benefits of our high standards of property management. if you would like details of our services please contact Finders Keepers at 226 Banbury Road, Summertown, Oxford OX2 7BY. Tel.: 01865 311011, fax: Oxford 556993, email: oxford@finders.co.uk. Internet site: http://www.finders.co.uk.

Delightful rooms, North Oxford. From £30 p.w.. Available now, short stay from 3 weeks to 3 months. Located near Woodstock Road, 9 Blandford Ave, OX2 8EA .Contact tel.: 01865 511657; e-mail: mcadex@gofornet.co.uk.

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Accommodation Exchange

French academic on leave of absence seeks to exchange spacious, quiet, luminous, very well located, 3-bedroom apartment in downtown Paris for 4-bedroom house in Oxford area. Minimum 9 months, maximum 18 months. Oxford contact phone: 01865 244 003, or e-mail: ramirez@club-internet.fr.

House Exchange: we are an English family from Perth, Western Australia, geologist and social worker, with children aged 5 and 3, who would like to swap houses with a family from Oxford or environs, about April 2001 for a year. We have 4 bedrooms, 2 baths, and area to park. Ten minutes from University of Western Australia, and from City centre, 15 minutes to stunning Cottesloe Beach. Ring my parents in Oxford more details on 01865 725806, or write, Ed Hooper, 243 Heytesbury Road, Subiaco, WA 6008. Phone 6189 388 0440, or e-mail: ed.hooper@aus.apachecorp.com.

Free summer holiday accommodation exchange in the US: a professor from Hingham, Massachusetts, USA (Boston area), would like to exchange his home for housing accommodation in Oxford this summer. The approximate dates are mid-July–mid-Aug., with flexibility on both ends. Basic needs are: 2-3 bedroom house or flat, in or around Oxford, and a car (bikes would be an added plus). Please contact: adina.henson@anat.ox.ac.uk, for queries or further details.

Pennsylvania/Oxford: I would like to find housing for my family (which includes myself, my wife, our 4-year-old daughter, and our 9-month-old son). We have been to England many times (my parents are British), so I am well acquainted with many aspects of English life. Our house is a 2,356 sq-ft, Victorian-style house that is walking distance from East Stroudsburg University and also the town of East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, USA. We live in a beautiful mountain setting. We are 1½ hours by car from New York city, and 2 hours from Philadelphia. Dr Rob McKenzie, Professor of Communication Studies, East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania. Tel.: 570-422-3886, fax: 570-422-3886, e-mail: mckenzie@po-box.esu.edu.

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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 ahve 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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Summer Rental

Four-storey Victorian house in central North Oxford; 3 bedrooms, 2 large studies (with computers and modems), sitting room, living room, and kitchen, bathroom, shower room, utility room, separate garage with second-floor playroom/den, and 5 bikes. Lovely walled garden. Easy walk or cycle to city centre. Local shops, restaurants, and pubs. Close to Thames at Port Meadow. Available 9–27 Aug. £550 p.w. plus £200 refundable breakages, and phone bill deposit. Reply to John Davey at :jcdavey@btinternet.com (e-mail), or Alison Kelly at: alison.kelly@appleonline.net (e-mail).

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Holiday Lets

French Riviera ground-floor, 2-bedroom, end flat, sleeps 4; at Agay between St Raphael and Cannes; situated 5 minutes' walk from beach, pool, shops, restaurants. South-facing, screened patio, parking alongside, tennis, golf, aquatic sports, horse riding nearby. Tel.: 01372 744246.

Tranquil Umbria: luxury flat sleeping 2 in rural setting with stunning views. Large shaded terrace, and private garden. Easy access to Rennaissance art treasures. Perugia 15 minutes, Assisi 30 minutes. For further information telephone William Urquhart on 01344 779731.

Cevennes--Gard/Lozere/Ardeche borders: spacious, newly refurbished apartment in stone Cevenol `mas', on the periphery of Mont Lozere National Park. Vine-covered terrace, adjoining modern kitchen; salon; 3 double bedrooms--sleep 8+; bathroom, and 2 shower rooms. Set at about 1000ft, in over 2 acres of mature gardens, the house is on the edge of a very quiet hamlet- -near a village with shops--in an area of dramatic mountain scenery, with attractive river- swimming. Nimes, Pont du Gard, Avignon, Arles, Montpellier, Southern Rhone vineyards--and the Mediterranean--all within easy reach. Available April onwards (from £200 p.w.). Non- smokers only, please. Longer stays encouraged at lower rates; full c.h. available for winter lets. Apply (eves.): 01527 541360.

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. All linen, electricity and cleaning inc. 2001 rates on request. Tel./fax: Nikolaos Glinias, 0030 831 56525, e-mail: nglynias@ret.forthnet.gr.

Tuscan Hills: in superb situation near Siena, we offer a few summer lets in our private farmhouse, standing amidst its own olives, and vineyard. Spectacular hill and forest scenery in superb walking and cycling country. Easy access to Florence and other main art centres. Excellent local food and wine. Very peaceful with full services (no pool). Sleeps up to 8. Tel./fax: 01252 660899.

Czech Republic: fairytale woodland cottage only 30 minutes from Prague, available May-- Oct.; sleeps 5 plus; lovely lake for swimming, boating, surfboarding; views, walks, woodfires, mushrooms, castles; good food and wine and still a bargain. English-speaking owner. From £260 p.w. Tel.: 0207-373 0667.

Italy, Umbria: `Casa Colonica' on its own road in hills, 5 miles NE of Assisi, in National Park: superb views, wild life, kitchen/dining/sitting room, 2 double bedrooms, large bathroom. Car essential; Lombardia, Lake Como: apartment in village house, closely overlooking lake; 25 minutes' from Como city. 1 double bedroom, sitting room/kitchenette, bathroom, open terrace. For either let: £300 p.w., £550 per fortnight. Tel.: 01865 768775.

Tuscany: family-owned wine Estate, producing highly recognised wines, olive oil and cheese; offers ancient farmhouse and apartments accommodation 2 up to 12+. Pool, secluded rural setting, half-hour central Florence. Contact: tel./fax: (0039) 055 824 9120, e-mail: pgklpoggio@ftbcc.it.

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House for Sale

Spacious 2-bedroom house with large L-shaped sitting- room/dining-room in Witney (12 miles from Oxford); upstairs bathroom and downstairs w.c. Generous cupboard space. Gas c.h. Secluded, walled garden. In excellent condition. No chain. Price £103, 950. Tel.: for further information: 01865 554684.

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