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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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The Bookshop down the Lane

Oxfordshire's newest second-hand bookshop, purveys interesting books in a wide range of subject areas, both popular and academic, from its delightful premises at 14 Wesley Lane, Bicester, every Thursday, Friday and Saturday between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. In addition, sixday slaves and Sunday sojourners may avail themselves of our Sunday openings on February 18 and 25, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Bicester is 12 miles north of Oxford, and Wesley Lane is situated immediately adjacent to the main town-centre car park (Bure Place/Tesco), which is free on Sundays. Tel.: 01869 360085 or 343410.

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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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Concert

A unique performance for New College to celebrate the Amicabilis Concordia, generously arranged by the Three Counter-Tenors, James Bowman (New College), Charles Brett (Winchester and King's, Asst. Master, Eton), Michael Chance (Eton and King's), for the purpose of raising funds for New College Chapel. Fri., 16 Feb. 2001, New College Chapel, 8 p.m. The programme will include Blow's Ode on the Death of Mr Henry Purcell, and works by Dufay, Schutz, Purcell, Grandi and J. S. Bach. Concert tickets: £20 (to include drinks during interval). There will be a 2-course supper served in the Founder's Library at 10 p.m.: tickets, £25. Further enquiries and booking form: Susan Ashcroft-Jones, The Development Office, New College, Oxford OX1 3BN. Tel.: 01865 279509, e-mail: develop@new.oxford.ac.uk.

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Tuition Offered

German tuition for all levels. Experienced German university teacher offers one-to-one and group tuition tailored to individual needs: revisions for GCSE, A-levels, and BA/MAs; polishing up conversation skills for travel or business; reading German for specific research purposes, or simply learning the language from scratch. Please tel.: 01865 553145; or contact me by e-mail: 114611.1677@compuserve.com.

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

Interior and exterior painting and decorating. Quality work at competitive prices. Fully apprenticed with 15 years experience in all types of finish. For a free estimate ring Paul Simmons on 01865 725974 or (mobile) 07803 603504.

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.

Cleartype: Secretarial services. Established over 40 years, with experience in thesis typing. Manuscripts, books, CV's, business correspondence, photocopying, etc. Keyboard skills also taught. Contact us on: tel./fax: 01993 703418; mobile: 0771 3004673; e-mail: cleartype.secretarial@virgin.net.

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

Keble College, Assistant Accountant: salary £19,482–£25,213. Responsible to the Accountant, the successful applicant will manage a small team of accounts staff. Experience in all aspects of accounting procedures and computer-based systems essential. Part-qualified preferred. Knowledge of College systems an advantage. Benefits include 25 days' annual leave, free lunches and an excellent pension scheme. Letter of application, with full c.v. and names of two referees who can vouch for your ability and qualities, should be addressed to the Accountant, Keble College, Oxford OX1 3PG. The closing date is 12 February, 2001.

Graduate Studentship, Cancer Epidemiology Unit, Radcliffe Infirmary, Oxford: Epidemiology of nutrition, hormones, growth factors and cancer: this project will develop current work in the ICRF Cancer Epidemiology Unit on nutrition, hormones, and growth factors such as IGF-I in relation to the epidemiology of cancer, particularly breast cancer and prostate cancer. Planned studies include the identification of nutritional determinants of hormone levels, and prospective analyses of the roles of nutrition and hormones in the aetiology of cancer. The research will primarily involve epidemiological analyses of data, but will also include collaborations with laboratories. Applicants should have a first or upper second class science degree. Knowledge and experience in epidemiology and/or nutrition would be advantageous. The student will be registered for a DPhil degree at the University of Oxford. For further details please contact the Personnel Department, Imperial Cancer Research Fund, PO Box 123, Lincoln's Inn Fields, London, WC2A 3PX. E-mail: recruitment@jcrf.icnet.uk. Alternatively further details can be found on the ICRF website at: www.imperialcancer.co.uk/about_us/recruitment.cfm. Please quote reference number 4412 on all correspondence. Closing date for completed applications is 15 February 2001.

The Examination Schools: Invigilators. We are looking for reliable individuals to add to our Register of Invigilators. Work is on a temporary basis during the main exam period which starts this year on 14 May 2001, and finishes on 22 June 2001. There are openings to work on either a session basis, where you invigilate individual exam sessions based on your availability for work, or on a block booking basis. A block booking option requires a commitment to work one of the following: specific days in the week during the exam period or specific weeks during the exam period. These options can be discussed in more details with the Deputy Clerk of Schools (Exams). The work involves laying out of question papers, completing relevant paperwork and invigilating during the examination session. The majority of exam papers are 3 hours duration which require an invigilation session of approximately 4 hours. The payment details are as follows: 4 hr sessions (for 3 hr papers), £25; 3 hr session (for 2 hr papers), £19. If you are interested please send a c.v. and covering letter to the Deputy Clerk of Schools (Exams), Examination Schools, High Street, Oxford OX1 4BG.

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Houses to Let

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 now. Contact us for a full list of property: Tel.: 01865 554577, fax: 01865 554578, e-mail: lifestyle-letting@dial.pipex.com, Website: www.lifestyle-lettings.co.uk.

Oxford: 18th-c. house, furnished, secluded garden, 3 miles city centre, frequent buses. 1 Sept.–20 June 2002. Three bedrooms, gas c.h., fully equipped kitchen, locked carport. Rent £1,050 p.c.m. inc. council tax. Tel./fax: 01865 778768.

New Marston: 3-bedroom house, furnished, garage, easy access to city centre by cycle path, to be let from 1 April–31 July (or mid Aug.). £750 p.m. inc. utilities (but plus phone bill). Dr B. Frellesvig: bjarke.frellesvig@hertford.ox.ac.uk.

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.

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, PO. 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.

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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Flats to Let

Lifestyle Letting and Management, 1 North Parade Avenue, Oxford: The Chilterns, City Centre—£875 and £950 p.c.m. Choice of 2 apartments overlooking Gloucester Green, fully furnished, available mid-Feb. 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.

Luxury 1-bedroom flat off the Woodstock Road, with excellent, cosy furnishing, well-stocked kitchen, inc. washing machine. Located in quiet beautiful surroundings, and 5 minutes' bus ride to Oxford city centre. The flat is for let from late March through end of May or beginning of June. Ideal for Trinity term academic visitor. Longer lets also possible. Send e-mails to: louise.haagh@sant.ox.ac.uk, to inquire.

Central North Oxford, 10 minutes' walk from city centre, University Parks, all main university buildings, and very close to the river. Available for short/long lets. Three exceptionally well-furnished, comfortable flats in extremely quiet, civilised, large Victorian house in this exclusive, leafy, residential Victorian suburb, with large, light, airy rooms: (1) Ground-floor, available 1 May, 1 double, 1 single bedroom, large drawing-room, kitchen, bathroom. (2) First- flat available from 1 April, second-floor from 1 July. Each with large double bedroom, large drawing-room, kitchen, bathroom. Off-street parking, large secluded garden. Tel./fax: 01865 552400.

Central North Oxford: city centre 1 mile. Two bedroom flat, quiet, well- furnished and fully equipped. Parking. £900 p.c.m. inc. c/tax and water. Tel.: 01865 515323.

One-bedroom flat near Summertown, within walking distance from city centre, colleges, libraries. Modern, charming, convenient, quiet, with balcony and parking. Ideal for 1 person or a couple. Available from early April--early mid-July. For details tel.: 01865 512 790.

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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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Accommodation Offered

Rural idyll: charming 17th-c. stone cottage in quiet village location; central Oxford 15 minutes car or train, bus service; 2 bedrooms, period furnishings, terrace and garden. Suit academic visitors. Available 23 July–2 Sept. (long let only), from ?£250 p.w. inc. bills. Phone 07740 091 836 or e-mail: h11249@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.

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Accommodation Exchange

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.

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Summer Lets

North Oxford , near St Anthony's College and Port Meadow, 15 minutes' walk from city centre; fully furnished Victorian house, 1 double and 2 single bedrooms, 2 living rooms, 2 bathrooms, kitchen, study. Nice garden, small friendly cat. Available to non- smokers 27 Aug.–20 Sept., for £950. Tel.: 01865 515077. E-mail: mollison@40leck.fsnet.co.uk.

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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.

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

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.

Dordogne and Rome holiday rentals: stone house in an acre of garden in the Dordogne, France, with a fabulous 270 degree panorama (sleeps 8/10). Also Rome, 19th-c., country farmhouse with lovely views, 45 minutes' from Rome, and two hours to Florence (sleeps 4 with downstairs rooms available to sleep 4 more). Prices vary from ?£250--£550 p.w. Private owner. Tel.: 01223 353603 or e-mail: hugobowles@tiscalinet.it for details.

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

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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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For Sale

Double bed, inc. new headboard. £60 o.v.n.o. Buyer collects. Tel.: 01235 817268.

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Wanted

Garage wanted in Summertown. Contact e-mail: tesinia@itergps.naka.jaeri.go.jp.

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

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