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Volunteers Needed for Type II Diabetes Study

Would you be willing to assist with a clinical study aimed at type II diabetes (not insulin dependent)? We are looking to see if heart and/or skeletal muscle are damaged by diabetes and, if so, can treatment help. We need people with type II diabetes for a study at the John Radcliffe Hospital. The study would involve 2 visits to the hospital reach lasting about 3–4 hours. All tests will be non-invasive, painless, and without any risk or side effects. We would reimburse expenses for refreshments and travel, or we could organise transport. For further details please phone Dr Scheuermann-Freestone on 01865 221875, or write to : Dr Scheuermann-Freestone, Magnetic Resonance Unit, John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford OX3 9DU, or e-mail: mscheuer@bioch.ox.ac.uk.

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European Computer Driving Licence

Oxford University Computing Services now offers European Driving Licence: an international certificate of computer competency. Modules consist of: basic concepts of IT; file management; word proccessing; spreadsheets; databases; presentations; e-mail and the Web: Training methods; drop-in sessions at OUCS; condensed course, 10–15 Sept.; module specific OUCS courses, www.oucs.ox.ac.uk/courses; computer- based training at OUCS or from CD. Testing available for University members, friends and families. See www.oucs.ox.ac.uk/training/ecdl for prices and details. OUCS, 13 Banbury Road, Oxford OX2 6NN. Tel.: 01865 273200.

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Recital

Mary Moore (Mezzo Soprano) and Nicolas Hodges (Piano): Schumann–Frauenliebe und LebenOpus 42; Debussy–Trois Ballades de Francois Villon; Liszt–Three Petrarch Sonnets; plus Favourite English Songs–`Songs my mother taught me'. Holywell Music Room, Fri. 22 June, 7.30 p.m. Tickets: £10 (students £5), from Tickets Oxford, tel.: 01865 798600, or from Will Moore, tel.: 01865 587221, or at the door.

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Oxford University Museum of Natural History Shop

Nesting tubes (£9.99) are now in stock for Blue Mason Bees, great pollinators of garden herbs, clovers and a wide range of summer flowers. The well illustrated booklet on Red Mason Bees is still available and excellent value at £3.95. University card procures 10% discount (Mon.,–Fri., only). Open daily 12 p.m.–5 p.m. inc., August bank holiday. Sales enquiries (2)72961.

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Oxford University Newcomers' Club

Newcomers to Oxford, and their spouses, are welcome throughout the vacation to 13 Norham Gardens to meet for coffee, and to visit the equipment pool in the basement on Wed. mornings, 10.30 a.m.–12 noon.

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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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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.: 01865 514655, fax: 514656, e-mail: summertown@020.mbe.uk.com, also at: 94 London Road, Oxford. Tel.: 01865 741729, fax: 01865 742431, e-mail: staff@mbeheadington.co.uk.

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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.: 01865 726983 or 01235 555533.

Childminder wanted for the month of July to take care of my cheerful, energetic 7-year-old daughter. About 20 hrs p.w., 4–7hrs per day. One hour or so of reading and math, then fun: £6 p.h. References required. E-mail: Barnettmj3@aol.com, or call U.S. 001 202 543 1746.

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Tuition Offered

Summer Holiday courses for 10–14 year olds: short courses in Art (ceramics, painting, drawing, photography) or Jazz(previous experience of Jazz not essential). Summer Science–for students about to go into year 11 (GCSE year)–fascinating 3 day course for students likely to study science in the Sixth Form to stretch understanding, and explore new areas. D'Overbroeck's College, Oxford. Tel.: 01865 310000.

Junior English Courses: are you an overseas parent studying or working in Oxford and looking for an English language course for your children over the summer? Atlas English is a small, high-quality school which provides summer courses for Juniors from 11 to 17 years old, from 18 June to the end of Aug. Central location, qualified teachers with long experience of dealing with this age group. Full social activities programme included. Please contact Stephanie Gosling on 01869 247671, or e-mail: atlasenglish@btinternet.com

Piano lessons: experienced teacher; adults and children; all grades. Beginners welcome. contact Miss P. Read B.A.(Hons) L.R.A.M., Jericho. Tel.: 01865 510904.

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Situations Vacant

Well paid fundraisers! Are you interested in joining a travelling team (UK) to raise funds for a good cause? We are looking for bright, hardworking communicators with 5 weeks to spare, to fundraise for Greenpeace. Expenses paid (£180 p.w.) plus performance bonus (average £200–£250 p.w.), accommodation provided. To apply cal 01865 367800 or e-mail: contact@dialoguedirect.co.uk.

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Houses to Let

Fully-furnished and modernised 3-bedroom house, available from Sept., for min. of 1 year, within walking or biking distance to both universities (Oxford and Oxford Brookes), John Radcliffe hospital, and city centre. It has 2 sitting-rooms, a fully- fitted kitchen (all modern facilities), gardens, and fully-furnished garden studio as an additional home office or playroom. £800 p.m. + bills. Tel.: + 44 (0) 1865 404836 (day), or 437227 (eves.). Mobile: 0776 5666822, fax: + 44 (0) 1865 439189. E-mail: yiping.chen@ctsu.ox.ac.uk.

Percy Street, close to the centre of Oxford–off the Abingdon Road: well-furnished house, suit family or graduates.Three/four bedrooms, bathroom, kitchen, c.h., washing machine etc., and garden. £850 p.c.m. Please tel.: 01865 554384, or e-mail: margie@polotimes.co.uk.

Garden cottage, close to Dragon School and Wolfson College: 1 double bedroom, sitting-room, kitchen, bathroom. Fully-furnished, c.h., washing machine etc.–very quiet. £600 p.c.m. Please tel.: 01865 554384, or e-mail: hugh.brett@btinternet.com.

Comfortable, fully-furnished semi-detached house, North Oxford, available Aug., for 1 year or longer. Two receptions, 3 bedrooms plus incorporated attic-sun room, fitted kitchen, gas c.h., bathroom with electric shower, and separate WC, cloakroom, small garden, garage. Quiet postition, close to Cutteslowe park, cycle track to city centre, good bus route. Suitable for family. £760 p.c.m. plus bills and council tax. E-mail: eks90@hotmail.com, or pt3@compuserve.com.

Pretty Edwardian house, newly re-furbished to mix classic features with modern amenities. Central location in quiet, residential area, close to University and riverside meadows. Three bedrooms, large study, lounge, dining room, completely new kitchen, bathroom, and garden. Furnished and equipped to high standard: bed linen provided. Rent: £1,200 p.c.m. exc. bills. Available from Aug. Tel.: 00 44 (0) 1865 251003, or e-mail: mpaehoney@aol.com.

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. 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.: 01865 764533, fax: 764777, e-mail: info@qbman.co.uk.

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Flats to Let

Available Aug., central north Oxford: family accommodation, well- equipped, top , charming Victorian house. Excellent schools catchment area. Three double bedrooms, 28ft sitting-room, kitchen/dining room, bathroom, street parking. Rear courtyard, gas c.h. £1,150 p.c.m, exc. bills and local taxes. Tel.: 01865 559911.

Two bedroom, fully-furnished, ground-floor flat in North Oxford (off Woodstock Road) for immediate let. Contact Naved on 07770 235500.

Delightful 1-bedroom flat with off-road parking, in a small gated courtyard development on the Woodstock Road. Close to all Summertown facilites. Available from early July for short or long-term lets for 1 person. Non-smokers only. No pets. £700 p.m. Contact: yvonnes@educ.umass.edu.

Central north Oxford, Bardwell Road: charming flat south-facing over gardens. Living-room with fully equipped kitchen area (washer/drier, dishwasher), double bedroom, single bedroom, excellent storage, attractively decorated, and furnished, parking, gardens (communally cared for). Available for long let now or for summer let now, then long let from Sept. Please contact: emily.lyons@ceid.ox.ac.uk, or tel.: + 44 1865 318184.

Lifestyle Letting and Management, 1 North Parade Avenue, Oxford: Northmoor Road–SHORT LET–£1,300 p.c.m. Large 1-bedroom self- contained apartment, fully-furnished and equipped. Perfect for visiting academic or couple for July and Aug. only; Oxford Waterside–SHORT LET–£1,100 p.c.m. Spacious luxury 2-bedroom apartment with parking, fully-furnished and equipped. Available for 5 months only from Sept.–Dec. Contact us for a full list of property: tel.: 01865 554577, fax: 01865 554578. E-mail: northparade@lifestyle-lettings.co.uk. Web site: www.letitbetter.co.uk.

One-bedroom garden flat in North Oxford, available 1 Sept.–31 May 2002. Easy walking distance to both University and shopping in Summertown. Includes sitting-room/study, dining-room/study, bathroom with shower, and kitchen with dishwasher and washer/drier. Ideal for academic couple. Rent £590 p.m. plus bills and council tax. Tel.: 01865 559174 or e-mail: estone@notes.cc.sunysb.edu by 26 June.

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Accommodation Offered

Summertown: 2 fully-furnished flats, from 1 Aug. Some flexibility in dates and tenancies, 6 months, 1 year, plus. Modern block, quiet location, highest standards. Gardens, entryphone, residents' laundromat, bicycle store, car-port/spaces, private hall. One flat, living room, bedroom, kitchen, bathroom, d.g., gas c.h. £600 p.c.m.; second flat (larger), living room, bedroom, kitchen, bathroom, study, balcony, gas c.h. £750 p.c.m. Possible short let, for discussion. Smoke-free zone, prefer university/professional tenants. References please. Tel.: 01865 516140.

Admin. annexe available in secluded North Oxford garden: 4 rooms, complete facilities, ideal location, self-contained, own entrance, parking. Three minutes' town centre. Tel.: 01865 554326 (mornings).

Marston: spacious, bright and quiet room in Victorian House with lovely garden, fully furnished. Easy access to colleges and city centre. Available from mid- Sept., for 1 year. £380 p.c.m. (plus bills and council tax). Suit academic or professional single female. Preferably non-smoker. E-mail: hiroe.kaji@orinst.ox.ac.uk.

Commuter's room: available Mon.–Fri., must be non-smoker, 2 minutes' from Baron's Court tube. Quiet room, £520 p.c.m. (neg.). Tel.: 0207 602 6217.

Live with American Oxford Students in 2001-2: above average central rooms with telephone, TV, video and computer. Leases for 11 months only. About £330 a month inc. Some summer rooms also available. Please call 01865 201132 and speak with Julia.

North and central north Oxford, 1- and 2-bedroom apartments, available from various dates around Aug., and Sept., for the next academic year. One bedroom from £630–£675 p.c.m., and 2 bedroom from £725–£780 p.c.m. Well situated for most University departments, some within a few minutes walk, parking, good standard spacious accommodation and security. Best suited to mature and visiting academic. Tel.: 01865 516144, or fax: 01865 437996.

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, e-mail: oxford@finders.co.uk. Internet site: http://www.finders.co.uk.

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Accommodation Sought

Male graduate student (25, non-smoker,near completion of his thesis) seeks accommodation from mid-Sept. (or earlier)to Dec. Would consider room, bedsit, studio flat. Contact Jan Gaertner, Corpus Christi College, OX1 4JF, or e-mail: jan.gaertner@ccc.ox.ac.uk.

D'Overbroeck's College is now looking for more quality family and self-catering accommodation in north Oxford for A-level students from 3 Sept. Excellent rates are paid through the College and students stay mainly in term-time only. If you think you can help or would like further information, please tel.: Christine Cox on 01865 310000.

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 Exchange

Home swap in France: swap your family home in or around Oxford for 10 days+ in France this summer. Use our 12-room manor in Normandy (use of 4 bedrooms, 3 reception rooms, kitchen, wooded 2-acre park, 12 minutes' walk station, 30 miles Deauville beach, 80 minutes Paris); or a 2-bedroom flat in Paris XIXth on canal Saint Martin. We need 3-4 bedrooms Oxford or nearby (Dorchester, Wallingford, perhaps as far as Burford, Henley). Contact Darien Bernstein (Balliol 1974) at 0033 232 461 542, e-mail: DarienBern@aol.com.

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Summer Lets

North Oxford , nr. St Antony's College and Port Meadow, 15 minutes' walk from city centre: fully-furnished Victorian house. One double and 2 single bedrooms, 2 living rooms, 2 bathrooms, kitchen, study, 140 ft garden with patio. Available to non-smokers 27 Aug.,–20 Sept., for £950. Tel.: 01865 515077, or e-mail: mollison@40leck.fsnet.co.uk.

Four bedroom, 2 reception house in Iffley area, available for 3 weeks from 10 Aug.: sleeps 6/8, 1 double bedroom, en suite, 2 twins, and a fourth (office) with sofa bed. Family bathroom inc. w.c., groundfloor w.c. Spacious kitchen/dining area with access to deck and garden outside. Separate sitting-room. Parking. Easy access to central Oxford (1 mile), train station (1½ miles). £325 p.w. inc. utilities except tel. Tel.: + 44 (0) 1865 396592, mobile: + 44 (0) 7889 209448, e-mail: fran@peopleincharge.co.uk.

Fully-furnished and equipped, 2-bedroom terrace house in Marston, with small garden and overlooking meadows. Fifteen minutes' walk to city centre on bike path through meadows; 3 bikes are also available for use. Easy access to bus service for Oxford centre, and London/airports. Available from about 25 Aug. until about 28 Sept. £180 p.w., negotiable. Tel.: 01865 247431, or e-mail: john.pannell@plants.ox.ac.uk.

Paris 5e Left Bank studio flat: available July/Aug. Writer's pied-a- terre high up in 17th-century house. Small, good light, nice shape, great charm. Sleeps 2 (double bed), bathroom, kitchenette. One minute's walk from Luxembourg Gardens, and Sorbonne, 7 minutes' from Notre Dame. £600 p.m. Tel.: 0207 607 4667. E-mail: hilary.spurling@btclick.com.

Live in comfort near the Thames, just a short walk to the city centre. Beautiful Victorian house, 4 bedrooms, south-facing garden. Centrally heated, large split- level living room, dining room, new and fully equipped kitchen. Bathroom with bidet and w.c., shower room with w.c. Available 6 weeks, Sat., 21 July–Sun., 2 Sept. Price negotiable. Tel.: +44 (0) 1865 725193.

From 19 Aug.,–5 Sept., 4+ bedroom detached house in quiet north Oxford cul-de-sac, ending in park. Fully furnished and equipped, downstairs wheelchair adapted. Small secluded garden.Convenient to shops, buses, and city centre. £300 p.w. inc. utilities. Tel.: 01865 454274, e-mail: tam.frishberg@ntlworld.com.

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Holiday Lets

Najac, south-west France: delightful renovated farmhouse with pigeonnier, sleeps 6: large terrace with panoramic views of the medieval village 1 mile away; large swimming pool in grounds with pond and wood, situated in beautiful unpopulated countryside, with abundant flora and fauna. Within easy reach of Toulouse airport and historic towns of Albi, Cordes sur Ciel, and St Antonin-noble-val. Available throughout the year. Rent £950 p.w. in July, Aug., and first 2 weeks of Sept.; June and remainder of Sept., £650 p.w.; otherwise £450 p.w. Tel.: 01386 700225, fax: 01386 701098.

Clun, Shropshire: spacious farmhouse, sleeps 15, vaulted kitchen, open fires, sauna, Jacuzzi bath, heated outdoor pool, boule area, table tennis, croquet, snooker, great views. Tel.: 01865 875741.

Edinburgh: lovely flat in Marchmont, just off the Meadows, walking distance of castle, sights, Festival locations. Sleeps up to 6. From Aug. Phone/fax: 0131 668 1067.

Barga, Tuscany: Garfagnana Valley, close to Carrera mountains and easy reach of Lucca, Viareggio, and Florence. Charming 2-bedroom, 2-bath cottage, sleeps 4. Surrounded by vines and olive trees. Stunning panoramic views. All mod cons in rustic traditional setting. No children under 12. For details and photos contact Mrs J. Collett 01672 516602 (eves), or e-mail: rtc@defconet.demon.co.uk.

Late bookings: special offer in heart of Brittany. Cottage, sleeps 4, all mod cons, colour TV, and services. £300 p.w. Available Aug.,–Sept. Cot and babysitting service available. Phone Jennifer Wilkinson on 0033 296 360677.

Scottish Highlands: Milton Lodge is a fine Victorian shooting lodge, very well equipped (Aga, sauna, home cinema, gas BBQ), and located in a quiet glen with lovely open views only 30 minutes or so north of Inverness. There is an abundance of castles to visit in the area, as well as many fine golf courses. The lodge sleeps 9 (+ 1 cot). Full details are to be found at: http://www.lhhscotland.com/miltonlodge.htm. Rates are from £600 p.w. Pets are welcome! Inverness airport is well served both by BA from Gatwick, and EasyJet from Luton. Several car hire firms are based at the airport, inc. Hertz and Avis. Contact: Wynne Bentley on 01381 610496, e-mail: LHH@LHHScotland.com. Please quote Ref. Oxford University Gazette–SWW.

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

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.

Vacancies June onwards: why not enjoy marvellous unpolluted air and magnificent panoramic views over Assisi in a Casa Colonica; 36 ft lounge, 2-levels with archway, large well-equipped kitchen, impressive entrance hall, 2 large double bedrooms, spacious bathroom, lots of beams, beautiful garden. Car essential to reach us at 2,000 ft, enabling you to visit many other medieval towns, such as Perugia, Gubbio, Spoleto, and Lake Trasimeno region. To book tel.: 0039 (0) 75813793, or write, Irving Lamell, `Miracolo di S. Franceso', Pieve S. Nicolo 24, Petrata 06081, Assisi P.G., Umbria, Itlay. £500 p.w. (sleeps 4). Deposit £100 (Sat.–Sat.). Our contact no. in England is: 0208 89911514 or e-mail: ctr@clarezone.co.uk.

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Houses for Sale

West Oxford, 2½ miles from city centre: late Victorian detached house of considerable character, with 5 double bedrooms, 27ft sitting room, dining room, kitchen, bathroom, 25ft south-facing conservatory, garage, mature gardens front and rear. Guide price £450,000. No chain (owner emigrating). Tel.: 01865 863651 or e-mail: r.hursthouse@open.ac.uk.

Coventry/Willenhall: south-facing terrace house, in St James Lane, Willenhall, on southern outskirts of Coventry. Open aspect over primary school grounds in front. Ample paved garden at rear. Two reception rooms, kitchen, 3 bedrooms, upstairs bathroom, and separate w.c. Brick outbuildings and w.c. in garden. Gas-fired c.h., and d.g. installed last year. Convenient for local Warwick and Coventry universities, schools, airport, and countryside. O.I.R.O. £36,950. Write: Broscombe, 25 Hanborough Road, Eynsham, Oxon. OX29 4LS. Tel.: 01865 464201. E-mail: redgrit@clara.co.uk.

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For Sale

Danish goods-carrying tricycle, big box at front fits 2 children, the week's shopping etc. Three gears, rain cover with windows. For picture see manufacturer's Web site at: www.christianiabikes.com. £300. Tel.: 01895 464 720.

MG B GT (1974): excellent condition, chrome bumpers, sunroof, walnut dashboard, ovredrive, bronze colour, 40k miles, price £3,000. Please contact Sandra on 0778 756 0591. n

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