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Malaria Vaccine Trials

In Oxford, new vaccines for malaria are being developed. This is your opportunity to asist. Volunteers are needed for the studies. For more information call today: Lynn Andrews, Malaria Vaccine Trials, Oxford University; Daniel Webster, Nuffield Department of Medicine, Oxford University. Tel.: 01865 287610, e-mail:

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African Studies Lectures and Research Seminars

Colloquium, 11 a.m.–1 p.m. with the option of re-convening after lunch: African Culture as Praeparatio Evangelica?, with Prof. Kwame Bediako, Dr Valentin Dedji, inter alia, Mon. 30 July. The Oxford Centre for Mission Studies, St Philip's and James' Church, by Church Walk, Woodstock Road.

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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,; computer- based training at OUCS or from CD. Testing available for University members, friends and families. See for prices and details. OUCS, 13 Banbury Road, Oxford OX2 6NN. Tel.: 01865 273200.

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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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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 noon–5 p.m. inc., Aug. bank holiday. Sales enquiries (2)72961.

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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:, also at: 94 London Road, Oxford. Tel.: 01865 741729, fax: 01865 742431, e-mail:

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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.

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Situations Vacant

Academic advisor, part-time, for US overseas study programme, 15–20 hours p.w. Recent OU graduate preferred. About £10 per hour depending. Please send c.v. to Dr Richardson, 8 Tennyson Lodge, Paradise Square, Oxford OX1 1UD.

Senior Academic Advisor for US overseas study programme. OU graduate with some administrative experience preferred. Self-starter with ability to work with students needed. Good prospect for promotion £25,000–£30,000 p.a. depending, 4 weeks' vacation. Please send c.v. to Dr Richardson, 8 Tennyson Lodge, Paradise Square, OX1 1UD.

Well paid fund-raisers! 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 fund-raise for Greenpeace. Expenses paid (£180 p.w.) plus performance bonus (average £200–£250 p.w.), accommodation provided. To apply call 01865 367800 or e-mail:

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Houses to Let

Charming country cottage, fully-furnished (plus Oxford parking if desired), 12 miles north of Oxford. Summer let or long let from Sept. Two bedrooms upstairs, downstairs, lounge with beams, and fireplace. Patio/garden, separate garage. Tel.: 01869 340564.

Ideally located close to London coach route, and John Radcliffe Hospital, in quiet Headington neighbourhood: a furnished, 3-bedroom house available 1 Aug.,(or negotiable start date) for 1 year, or longer. Fitted kitchen, separate bathroom and toilet, lounge, dining room, gardens, paved patio. Suitable for professional couple, small family, or professional sharing. Rent £575 p.c.m., exc. gas, electricity and council tax. Tel.: 01493 661563, or e-mail:

Comfortable fully-furnished, 2-bedroom town house in North Oxford, available Aug., for 1 year or longer. Open-plan living room, modern fitted kitchen with washing machine and dishwasher, gas c.h., bathroom with electric shower, small garden, garage. Quiet position, close to Cutteslowe Park, frequent bus route to city centre. Suitable for a small family. £700 p.c.m. plus bills. Tel.: 01865 273088, or e-mail:

Quiet spacious house, available mid-July–mid-Sept., for short or long lets: good location, convenient for city centre, colleges and Radcliffe Infirmary. Five bedrooms, lounge, fully-equipped kitchen, and 2 bathrooms, washing machine, new gas cooker, fridge. Private garden leading down to canal. Car parking spaces at rear, and garage for storage of bicycles. £650 p.m., exc. bills. Phone 01865 288153, or e-mail: Other flats also available.

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:

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 w.c., cloakroom, small garden, garage. Quiet position, 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:, or

Edwardian Houseboat, River Thames, Oxford. Exquisite mooring on Port Meadow, 10 minutes Oxford centre. The historic Queen's Barge has been fully restored and fitted with period furnishings, and all modern conveniences. Grand saloon, main bedroom, additional bedroom, study, bathroom, and kitchen. Parking available. Easy access to trains. From £1,250 p.c.m. Available from 1 Sept. Tel./fax: 01789 740 783, or e- mail:

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: 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:

Make finding accommodation easy. Finders Keepers have a dedicated approach to helping you find the right property. Browse through our Web site 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: Internet site:

Large beautiful garden with 3-bedroom, semi-detached house, on hill above Marston, to let fully furnished from 14 July, for 3--6 months min. Two double bedrooms, 1 single, 2 reception, kitchen, off-road parking, c.h., cycle track to University over water-meadows. £750 p.m. plus bills. Tel.: 01865 726618.

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Flats to Let

One bedroom garden flat in North Oxford, suitable for non-smoking professional couple or single person. £625 p.c.m. plus bills. Shared use of garden which leads down to canal. Tel.: 01865 559579.

Near Wytham Woods, in the stable house in Wytham Abbey. £560 p.m.(exc. council tax, electricity and tel.). From 1 Sept. Car required. Contact: 07876 171146 (mobile).

Central North Oxford: we have 2 light, well-appointed fully-furnished apartments available from early July; 2-bedroom Mews apartment in Bardwell Road, £1,000 p.c.m; 1-bedroom apartment in Staverton Road, £795 p.c.m. Please call Oxbridge Estates, 01865 559559 for further details.

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.

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: Summertown–SHORT LET–£900 p.c.m.; modern 1-bedroom apartment with parking, recently re-decorated, fully-furnished and equipped. Available immediately until early Sept. Contact us for a full list of property. Tel.: 01865 554577, fax: 01865 554578. E-mail: Web site:

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:, or tel.: + 44 1865 318184.

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.

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Accommodation Offered

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).

Flatlet overlooking Port Meadow, in comfortable, friendly family house in Upper Wolvercote, available from Sept. All mod cons, suit quiet post-graduate or professional. Easy, quick and regular bus to University or city centre, but also within biking and walking distance. Car parking avaialble. £650 p.c.m., exc. phone. Please e-mail:,with name, address and telephone number.

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: Internet site:

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Accommodation Sought

Dutch academic, postgraduate in classics (male, 32, non-smoker), visiting Corpus Christi College, Oct.–Dec., seeks furnished double accommodation/small flat for the full 3 months in Oxford, preferably in a central location. Please e-mail: Wytse Keulen at, Reference if required available from Dr Stephen Harrison, Corpus Christi College (

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 email us: Alternatively, we would invite you to visit our Web site at: and see how we could be marketing your property.

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Summer Lets

Central Oxford (Jericho), Victorian family house: 4 bedrooms (sleeps 7), sitting-room, separate study, spacious kitchen/dining room, terrace and garden. Within 10 minutes walk of city centre (inc. Oxford attractions, libraries, railway and bus stations). Available 1–30 Aug. £1,500 or £400 p.w. Contact:, or tel.: 01865 512455.

To let from mid-Aug.–mid-Oct., while owner away (exact dates negotiable), attractive 2-bedroom terrace house in Summertown; 1 double, 1 single bedroom, fully-furnished, all mod cons, pretty garden. Rent negotiable to right person/people sympathetic to sharing with, and looking after, 2 resident Burmese cats. Tel.: 01865 559966 for more information.

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:

Paris 5e Left Bank studio flat: available July/Aug. Writer's pied- à-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:

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.

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Holiday Lets

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.

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: 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: Please quote Ref. Oxford University Gazette–SWW.

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.

Magic Cave: charming (if tiny) flat for 2 in Cordes-sur-Ciel, the fabled Cathar walled city in the Tarn–a veritable jewel of the Middle Ages, and only an hour from Toulouse airport. Comfortably furnished, with its own kitchen and bathroom, the flat has access to a separate private garden, and is well placed for sightseeing–ses vues panoramiques, et tout ça–fabulous markets, restaurants, walking and cycling. Ludicrously cheap and available all year round–ideal for budget-concious gourmands, penny-pinching scholars, and cash-strapped lovers of La France Profonde. Tel.: The Aged Campbell, 00 33 5 6356 1769.

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:

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:

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:

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Houses for Sale

Sutton Courtenay, Oxford 8 miles, Abingdon 2 miles, Didcot 3 miles (Paddington 40 minutes): listed 17th-century cottage, 3 bedrooms, 2 reception, garden room, kitchen, bathroom, cloakroom, g.c.h., d.g., delightful walled garden. Parking for 3 cars. £245,000. Tel.: 01235 847146.

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:

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. OIRO £36,950. Write: Broscombe, 25 Hanborough Road, Eynsham, Oxon. OX29 4LS. Tel.: 01865 464201. E-mail: n

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