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Volunteers Wanted

New treatment for diabetes: we are looking for people with diabetes to take part in a research study at the Radcliffe Infirmary in Oxford. You must not be taking tablets or injections for the diabetes itself. The study would involve several visits to the Radcliffe Infirmary in Oxford and taking a new tablet to treat diabetes. If you are interested please call: Dr Garry Tan on 01865 224523, or Dr Fredrick Karpe on 01865 224653 at the Oxford Centre for Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism COREC C99.160.

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Concert

John Christopher Adams, Schubert Piano Sonata Cycle, Programme 2, Fri. 23 Feb., 8 p.m., Holywell Music Room, Holywell Street, Oxford. Tickets: £7/£5 form the Oxford Playhouse (01865 798600) or at the door.

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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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Oxford University Newcomers Club

This club exists to welcome to Oxford the partners and families of academic visitors, and graduate students. Come along to the Club Room at 13 Norham Gardens any Wed. morning between 10.30 a.m. and 12 noon, from the week before term starts to the week after term, and throughout the summer vacation, and sample our programme of events and outings. The club rooms and the equipment room are available throughout the summer on Wed., 10.30 a.m.--12 noon. Wednesday 28 Feb., Annual Spring Lunch and Bring and Buy Sale, 10.30 a.m.--2 p.m. Admission: 50 pence to inc. coffee; £3.50 to inc. lunch. Newcomers, children, and Friends of Newcomers' Club are welcome. Please bring something to sell if you can.

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Festspiele 2001 Austrian Cultural Festival

The Festival brings together a range of independently organised events taking place at Oxford University between Feb., and March. Held under the auspices of the Oxford Austrian Studies Association, supported by the austrian Cultural Institute and the Faculty of medieval and Modern languages, Oxford. For further information and details of the Festival's aims, please contact the Organiser, Robert Pyrah at Magdalen College (robert.pyrah@magd.ox.ac.uk) or visit the Festival website: http://users.ox.ac.uk/~magd0324/festspiele2001.html.

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Mary Ogilivie Gallery, St Anne's College

Private view of `Swing Me', a collection of photographs featuring installation work by Vlad Nanca, Art University of Bucharest, Romania, Sat. 24 Feb., 6–8.30 p.m.; wine and canapes served. Members of the University are welcome to attend. The exhibition continues through 9 March.

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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

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

We are keen to find the right person to help look after our 6-month old baby girl on one or two days a week (Mondays, Fridays or both days). If anyone is interested, please contact Sue Byrne or Tim McDonald on 01865 284276, or by e-mail on sue.byrne@psychiatry.ox.ac.uk, or tim@mail.wolfson.ox.ac.uk.

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

St Clare's, Oxford: EFL Administrative Assistant. Based at the Academy site (our adult centre), the assistant will be the initial point of contact for EFL students and other visitors with enquiries; will liaise with the Director of Studies, teachers and other college depar;tments. Educated to A-level standard or above with at least one year's admin. experience, and excellent IT skills. Knowledge of and/or experience in EFL a distinct advantage. Starting salary within the range £13,532–£15,664 p.a. For further details please contact: Maria Andrews, Office Manager, St Clare's, Oxford, 139 Banbury Road, Oxford. Fax: 01865 310002, tel.: 01865 517368. Closing date for applications: Monday, 26 Feb., 2001. E-mail: recruitment@stclares.ac.uk. Website: www.stclares.ac.uk.

Graduates required to write abstracts of English- and foreign-language articles/books about modern and contemporary art on a freelance basis. Flexible schedule and workload. All languages: German and French particularly welcome. Please send c.v. to Catherine McBeth at ARTbibliographies Modern, 35A Great Clarendon Street, Oxford OX2 6AT. Tel.: 01865 311350, fax: 01865 311358, e-mail: cmcbeth@csa.com.

Librarian: Greyfriars is looking for a part-time librarian to complete the cataloguing of the Hall's undergraduate collection, and to process new acquisitions. Applicants should be familiar with OLIS, GeoCAT, Advance and AACR2/MARC. Knowledge of Dewey would also be useful. Remuneration: £5 p.h., with lunch provided in Hall. Applications with c.v. to be sent to The Warden, Revd Dr thomas Weinandy, Greyfriars Hall, Iffley Road, Oxford OX4 1SB, or by e-mail to : thomas.weinandy@greyfirars.ox.ac.uk.

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Houses to Let

Restored coach house to let to single person/couple in historic location, ten miles north of Oxford–bus service. Magnificent views, parking, sitting- room, kitchen, 1 bedroom, bathroom, kitchen, hall. Fully-furnished and equipped. Available mid-April. £525 p.c.m. exclusive. Tel.: 01993 813569.

Modern 3-bedroom townhouse in central Oxford, within walking distance of Oxford train station. Available unfurnished with off-street parking, rear garden, well equipped kitchen (with washer/dryer and fridge/freezer), and 2 bathrooms. Available for 12 months from Feb. For more information please contact Julia at Finders Keepers on 01865 311011, or visit the Finders Keepers Website at: www.finders.co.uk.

Four-bedroom house to let in Florence Park area of Oxford. Furnished, centrally heated, fully equipped kitchen, bathroom, shower room. Lovely gardens, with rear patio. Excellent local amenities. Would suit professionals sharing or family. From 1 March. £1,040 + bills. Please tel.: 01865 724546.

Victorian 3-bedroom house in south central Oxford, available now until Aug. Fully-furnished, and equipped with rear garden and garage. Available at £1,200 p.c.m., inc. of council tax and utilities. For more information please contact Julia at Finders Keepers, 226 Banbury Road, Summertown, Oxford, OX2 7BY. Tel.: 01865 311011, e-mail: oxford@finders.co.uk. For information regarding other available properties please visit our Website at: www.finders.co.uk.

Lifestyle Letting and Management, 1 North Parade Avenue, Oxford: Marlborough Road, Grandpont - £1,500 p.c.m; superb 4-bedroom period house with garden, fully furnished. Available March/April. 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.

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 from early April. £750 p.c.m. plus council tax. Deposit and references required. Tel.: 01865 310806 or e-mail: ralphdennison@hotmail.com.

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.

Superb, modern, architect-designed house in residential North Oxford. Easy access to city centre (several bus routes, or walk along road or canal). Quiet location. Easily looked-after garden. Very much has feeling of being out in the country. Very large kitchen/dining room. Large living-room upstairs, to take advantage of view over large green open space. modern furniture. fully equipped. Available July and August. Prefer non- smokers, and no children. Tel.: 01865 511825 (eves. or Sundays). E-mail: L.LYONS@PHYSICS.OX.AC.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.

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.

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, 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.

Lovely luxurious Victorian house, with gardens and parking, in sought after location south of Summertown. Very attractively furnished and well equipped, this academic's home is available during owner's sabbatical for the following periods (some flexibility): 26 Feb., for 4–6 weeks, Trinity term plus, i.e. 20 April–late June, possibly July. Double living room, kitchen/diner, large conservatory/second living room, available on 2 or 3 bedroom basis (4th bedroom out of use) to careful caring tenants. References essential. Phone/fax: 0131 668 1067.

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Flats to Let

Stunning, first-floor apartment in London NW1 (Gloucester Crescent): large living-room (with fully-equipped kitchen corner), small bedroom with 3' 6" bed (hidden half-bath, and sink), WC, high ceilings, huge windows with balconies, classy furniture. For rent: £200 p.w. (Mon.–Fri. use, £125), plus bills. Tel.: 01865 557932.

North Oxford : 2-bedroom, furnished purpose-built first-floor apartment, with large lounge, 1 double, 1 single bedroom, at a stone's throw from Summertown shops and restaurants. One and a half miles from city centre. Available from late March, best suited to professional or visiting academics. £725 p.c.m. Tel.: 01865 516144 or fax: 01865 437996.

Stanley Road, Oxford, quiet, spacious, sunny, self-contained, furnished flat. Available on date to negotiate with outgoing tenant between 10 April–1 May. Double bedroom, sitting room, bathroom (shower with bath), gas c.h., washing machine, tel., use of garden, shared parking. Medium or long let. £530 p.c.m. Rivington, 6 Stansfield Close, Oxford OX3 8TH. Tel.: 01865 768874, fax: 01865 452646. E-mail: rivington.oxford@ntlworld.com.

Lifestyle Letting and Management, 1 North Parade Avenue, Oxford: Woodman Court, St Clements - £695 p.c.m: modern 2-bedroom first floor flat, off- street parking, 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.

Cambridge flat, city centre, fully furnished, to let for 6 months, April–Sept. Private entrance, 2 floors, balcony, all appliances. £750 p.c.m., inc. all charges: electricity, gas, water, council tax, service charge, t.v. licence. E-mail: rs236@cus.cam.ac.uk. Tel.: 01223 322290.

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 late April, 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.

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Accommodation Offered

Close to Oxford, 15 minutes' traffic-free cycle across lovely fields to city centre. Room to let in psacious family farmhouse in charming village for female postgrad/academic/professional. Views of dreaming spires and country surroundings. Easy access to headington, to south and west, via ring road. Shared use of large kitchen, washing machine, gardens. Bathroom shared with only 1 person. Suit person with bike or car. Available now. £60 p.w. inc. bills (exc. phone). May be possible to arrange short-term let for visitors, or reduced rent in return for housework/baby-sitting. Tel.: 01865 736447 (home) or Frances Gardner, 270334/270325, or James on 811118 (office). E-mail: frances.gardner@socres.ox.ac.uk, please try also: francesgardner@yahoo.com.

Large bright beautiful basement room for rent in our home in North Central Oxford; c.h., own access, telephone, bathroom and basic cooking facilities; ideal as study or artist/writer's studio; applications to use as living space from single professionals or mature graduate students considered. £95 max. p.w., inc. bills (except telephone and council tax increment, if applicable). Tel.: 01865 557932.

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 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.

Visiting New Zealand orthopaedic Professor and wife require 2- bedroom house/apartment for 3 months from 1 May. No pets or children. Contact Prof. Geoffrey Horne at : horne@wnmeds.ac.nz.

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Accommodation Exchange

Have you thought of a year in the warmth near an unpolluted sea living in our one-level house in a leafy part of Perth, Western Australia? We're ready to swap for 2 bedrooms in the Oxford, Reading, Banbury area with a safe garden. Ring my parents at 01865 725 806 for more details or me, Ed Hooper, 243 Heytesbury road, Subiaco, WA 6008. Phone: 6189 388 0440 or e-mail: ed.hooper@aus.apachecorp.com.

North Oxford (1 mile city centre), Victorian semi-detached house, 4/5 bedrooms, in exchange for house/apartment (2/3 bedrooms minimum) near Stanford University for academic year 2001-2. Tel.: +44 (0) 1865 558800, e-mail: jagray@btinternet.com.

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Holiday Lets

Delicious Irish cottage, Donegal, sleeps 4–6. Open fires, aga, overlooking lake, rowing boat and scenery included, pets welcome. You are in the heart of Ireland's lake districk, perfect country retreat. A place to dream and relax. Beaches, golf, fishing, good pubs, music and much more. Tel.: 00353 96 46 181.

Castle in Edinburgh! 15th c. tower house on hill, easy access to city centre, 2 bedrooms, one with four-poster, battlements with splendid views, magnificently restored and furnished. 7–12 May. Phone/fax: 0131 668 1067.

Tuscany, Italy: charming, seventeenth century farmhouse in unspoilt mountain village with magnificent views. Spacious accommodation, fully modernised with lovely garden and swimming pool. Near Lucca, easy access to Pisa and Florence. Sleeps 8–10. Not available in Aug. Tel.: 0208 446 4913.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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House for Sale/To Let

Sandford-on-Thames, just south of Oxford: 200-year-old end of terrace stone cottage. Three bedrooms, gas c.h., large mature gardens. Off-road parking for 2 cars. Easy access to city centre (bus stop close to house), and John Radcliffe Hospital. Available immediately. Price £245,000 or £850 p.m. for unfurnished let. Tel.: 0121 427 8564, e-mail: jenny.maclennan@ceid.ox.ac.uk.

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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. n

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