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Meeting

UKAEA and Oxford Innovation are pleased to invite you to a joint IEE/IMechE evening meeting at the Culham Innovation Centre. Have you ever wondered what's involved in taking your idea from the `back of an envelope' to producing a saleable product? Now is your chance to find out, join us on 25 Oct., and discover how to turn a bright idea into commercial reality. There will be short presentations from engineers who have set up in business including: Professor Peter Dobson of Oxford University, founder of nanotechnology companies Oxford Biosensors, and Oxonica; Alan Bond, MD of Reaction Engines, developer of advanced heat exchangers for reusable Space vehicles, and is based at the Culham Innovation Centre. The right approach is vital for making those first steps into business. Oxford Innovation is a leading advisor in the development and commercialisation of innovative technology. Dr David Kingham, Chief Executive will cover the key issues for budding entrepreneurs. Due to limited numbers and site security, pre-meeting registration is essential, please contact: Barbara Allsworth at the Culham Innovation Centre on 01865 408300, e-mail: culham@oxin.co.uk, or fax 01865 408301.

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Early Language Learning

Oxford Babylab would love to hear from English-speaking parents of babies under 2 years: based in the Dept. of Experimental Pscyhology, Oxford University, the lab is researching early language development in fun studies lasting up to 30 mins. Free Babylab T-shirt as a thank-you. Please contact Babylab on 01865 271384 (ansaphone) or 01865 271396, or e-mail: babylab@psy.ox.ac.uk.

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Oxford University Newcomers' Club

The Newcomers' Club exists to welcome the spouses and partners of newly arrived graduates, visiting academics to the University, and newly appointed academics. The Club meets at 13 Norham Gardens on Wed., mornings, 10.30 a.m.–12 noon, starting on 3 Oct. The secondhand room operates from the basement at the same time. Newcomers with toddlers meet on Fri. mornings, 10.15 a.m.–12 noon, starting on 5 Oct. There will be a Welcome Party at the Club Room, 5–6.30 p.m., Sun. 21 Oct., and a Christmas Fair, same place, Wed. 5 Dec., 10.30 a.m.

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Society for Graduates

Meetings are held on Fri., at 8 p.m. in the University Club, Halifax House, 6 South Parks Road, Oxford (use bell push for entry). Visitors are welcome. Graduates of any university and of all ages are eligible for membership. Subscriptions: Members, £5 per term; Visitors: £1.50 per meeting: 19 Oct., A German orphan's experiences of WWII and afterwards, Frau Gerti Klockner (Bonn); 26 Oct., Religion, Science and the Big Bang, Dr Alan Chapman; 2 Nov., The Kew Plant Expedition to Mount Roraima, Ken Burns, Retired Superintendent, Oxford Botanic Garden; 9 Nov., Tomb of Christ: New Discoveries, Prof. Martin Biddle, Medieval Archaeologist. Joint Presidents: Derek Phillips, tel.: 01865 556117, and Anita Segar, tel.: 01865 730574.

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Lecture

The Jawaharlal Nehru Memorial Trust and Trinity College, Cambridge: Asma Jahangir, Human Rights lawyer, and former Chair of the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan, will give the 24th Nehru Memorial Lecture on Human Rights in South Asia, Thurs., 22 Nov., 6.30 p.m. in Room 3, Mill Lane Lecture Rooms, Cambridge. The lecture is open to all.

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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

Oxford graduate experienced in editing, offers copy editing and proofreading services. Tel.: 01869 337341. E-mail: carterbe@lineone.net.

Anyone feeling stressed? We can help with short sessions of On-Site Massage (O.S.M.), tailored for the workplace, using a special chair, no undressing , no oils. Research has shown that regular O.S.M. increases alertness, improves performance, and reduces work-related stress. Why not try a free demonstration? Contact The Oxford Touchworks on 01844 338539 or 01865 552315.

Town and Country Trees: arboricultural contractors; modern arboricultural techniques; local authority approved; safeguarded by full Public Liability insurance. Free advice and quotations. Tel.: 0845 458 2980 or 07976 261850 (mobile).

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, email: 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.

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Tuition Offered

Singing Lessons: Mary Moore, mezzo-soprano. Professional singer and performer (ex-BBC singers), and highly experienced teacher, has a few vacancies for new students. I take students of all ages and standards, including diploma level, and degree work, for voice development and performance skills, as well as singing for fun! Tel.: Mary Moore, 01865 455516, Mobile: 07812 147574, e-mail: marymoore@ntlworld.com.

Piano lessons: experienced teacher; adults and children; all grades. Beginners welcome. contact Miss P. Read BA (Hons) LRAM, Jericho. Tel.: 01865 510904.

Software training: I can offer training and help with many Windows applications (Microsoft Word, Excel, Microsoft Outlook, and the Internet), 1-to-1, or in small groups. If you are struggling to get started, or would like help at a higher level, contact me to discuss filling gaps, short cuts, and turning software use into an enjoyable, and meaningful activity. Janet Caldwell, Oxford Software Training, 23 Squitchey Lane, Oxford OX2 7LD. Tel.: 01865 310956, e-mail: janet.caldwell@virgin.net.

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Situations Vacant

The John Radcliffe Oxford Accident and Emergency Department: Accident Data Collection Co-ordinator, 10 months fixed-term contract. Full/part-time hours negotiable–length of contract dependent on hours. Are you enthusiastic and self- motivated? Could you set up a coherent and effective system for accident data collection within health Service A & E systems throughout Oxfordshire, based at the John Radcliffe Hospital? This project aims to provide a more accurate understanding of accidents across the county in order to develop effective prevention programmes, and to address the government's commitment to reduce health inequalities. You will have a wide experience in data collection methods and analysis, and computer systems and software. Experience of project management, and good communication skills at all levels of organisation is essential, and you will be able to translate findings into practical action, and work to agreed time limits. Mobility around the county is necessary. To discuss this post, please contact Kay Millar on 01865 226522, or Liz Bixby on 01865 221789/228937. How to apply: Application forms and job descriptions are available form the Human Resources Department, The Radcliffe Inirmary, Woodstock Road, Oxford OX2 6HE, or tel.: 01865 228486 (24 hr jobline), quoting ref.: 286/01PW. Closing date: 2 Nov. For further opportunities please visit: www.oxfordradcliffe.nhs.uk. Whatever your career aspirations we can offer you a range of opportunities in a supportive, friendly environment. Equality of opportunity is assured, and our no-smoking policy advances a healthier environment.

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Houses to Let

Immediately available an UNFURNISHED, modern 3-bedroom family home in Wheatley; guest cloakroom, living room, separate dining room, with French windows leading onto enclosed garden; 2 double, and 1 single bedroom. Garage. Quick access to A40/M40 for Oxford and London. For more information on this and other properties available please contact Gay Hawley at Finders Keepers, 27 St. Clements, Oxford OX4 1AB, or tel.: 01865 200012.

Lifestyle Lettings & Management, 1 North Parade Avenue, Oxford: Randolph House, Summertown–£1,100 p.c.m. Well presented, spacious apartment very close to the shops and amenities of Summertown, and only a short bus ride in to the city centre. The property offers 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, furnished to a high standard; Argyle Street, Iffley Fields–£1,450 p.c.m. Well presented furnished Victorian house within walking distance of the city centre. The property offers 4 bedrooms, and 2 bathrooms. Street parking available. Contact us for a full list of property: tel.: 01865 554577, fax: 01865 554578, e-mail: lifestyle-lettings@dial.pipex.com, web site: www.letitbetter.co.uk.

Charlbury: a pretty, modern stone cottage, a short walk from railway station (11 minutes from Oxford); large sitting room with extensive book shelving, and conservatory; 16 ft main bedroom with peaceful aspect; 2 further bedrooms/study; large, well-equipped kitchen; small sunny garden with terrace. Garage. Suit visiting academic/professional couple. Non-smokers preferred. £750 p.c.m. Tel.: 01608 810240.

Beautifully refurbished terrace house in charming street in heart of central north Oxford, within few minutes' walk of Radcliffe Infirmary, Green, College, St Antony's College and St Anne's College: luxuriously furnished and fully carpeted, with 2 sitting rooms, 1 double and 1 single bedroom; outstanding large conservatory, dining room, and fully fitted kitchen with washing machine, drier, and dishwasher; large furnished basement, to be used as study or extra bedroom; bathroom and separate toilet; burglar alarm system; gas c.h.; 3 telephones; beautiful garden with parking space. Available early Nov., at £1,650 p.m. Tel.: Mrs Rani Lall, 01865 559614, mobile 07803 607112.

Iffley Village, Victorian terrace: 2 receptions (period fireplaces), beech h/w floors, modern kitchen and bathroom; large double bedroom, 2nd study/guest bedroom. Lovely garden. Beautiful property in unique village setting close to river and city centre. Available 1 Nov. £900 p.c.m. E-mail: robin@thekingsheadfritwell.co.uk. Tel.: 01869 346738 or 07768 712534.

Available now at £1,200 p.c.m., this 5-bedroom detached family house has off-street parking, and an enclosed rear garden. This is a spacious, and comfortable house with all facilities ideal for a visiting family. Located just outside Oxford ring road to the north of Summertown, access to Oxford and the major road networks is swift. For more information please contact Julia at Finders Keepers, 226 Banbury Road, Summertown, Oxford OX2 7NP. Tel.: 01865 311011, or visit the Finders Keepers web site at: www.finders.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.

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: 01865 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 email 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

Headington Quarry: well-equipped flat in peaceful position. Double bedroom, living room with kitchenette, bathroom, private parking. Non-smokers only; no pets. £550 p.c.m. plus bills. Tel.: 01865 741197.

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. Two exceptionally well-furnished, comfortable flats (first and second floor) in extremely quiet, civilised, large Victorian house in this exclusive, leafy, residential Victorian suburb, with large, light, airy rooms. Each with large double bedroom, large drawing-room, kitchen, bathroom. Off-street parking, large secluded garden. First-floor available Nov., second-floor available Jan. Tel./fax: 01865 552400.

One bedroom, newly decorated, furnished flat in grounds of a peaceful village house in Beckley, 3 miles from Summertown, 5 miles from city centre (car essential). Suitable for single or couple. Accommodation comprises: sitting room, bedroom, bathroom, kitchen, small garden, and separate garage. Modern kitchen with a range of wall and floor units, inc. washing machine, tumble drier, and fridge/freezer. Heating: electric storage heaters. Telephone line. Rent £500 plus bills. Tel.: 01865 (2)80299 or (2)78910, or e-mail: dmaxtodd@cs.com.

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Accommodation Offered

Bedroom and sitting room, attractively furnished with cooking facilities, in large North Oxford house; shared bathroom, with power shower. £150 p.w. inc. bills; also large bedroom with similar facilities. £90 p.w. Suit single professional/post-graduate. Non-smoker. Tel.: 01865 553244 or 07713 638627.

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).

Paying guests, visiting academics, welcomed for short or long stays in the comfortable home of a semi-retired academic couple, in exclusive, quiet, leafy central north Oxford, within walking distance of all main university buildings, town centre, parks, river, good shops, and restaurants. All rooms have colour TV, tea-/coffee-making facilities, microwave, and refrigerator and/or refrigerator, and deep-freeze availability, c.h., and independent heating. Breakfast included in the very moderate terms. Tel./fax: 01865 557879.

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: 01865 556993, e-mail: oxford@finders.co.uk. Internet site: http://www.finders.co.uk.

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Accommodation Sought

Mature, academic couple seeks furnished flat , 1 Jan.,–28 Feb. Must have easy access to University. Professor Y. Rosenthal, WSRC, Brandeis U., Waltham, MA 02452, USA. E-mail: caspari@tx.technion.ac.il. Tel.: 00 1 617 869 6959. Fax: 001 781 736 8117.

American academic on sabbatical at Bodleian Library seeks accommodation for a single person starting any date in Jan., 2002 through to an ending date any day in June. Contact by e-mail at: kmt@bradley.edu, or by London area telephone number 020 8427 5692. Or write to: 102 Axminster Road, (room 32), London N7 6BS (until 19 Nov.).

Retired couple (Professor), non-smokers, require quiet, high standard, furnished 2-3 bedrooms, house or flat from Nov. Central North Oxford or central Oxford. Please call 01865 515284, or e-mail: rebekka.greminger@sbs.ox.ac.uk.

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

Dutch academic and family planning 4-month visit to Oxford (Apr.–July) wish to exchange flat in the centre of Amsterdam (Egelantiersgracht, overlooking the canal) for accommodation in Oxford to suit family with 2 school-aged children, aged 9 and 6. Contact Jaap Maat: maat@hum.uva.nl; tel. +31 20 6248234 (home), +31 20 5254531 (office) or Oxford host: david.cram@jesus.ox.ac.uk.

Exchange, Mon.,–Fri. (except hols.), negotiable, my maisonette in E. Oxford for your flat in W. London. Tel.: 01865 790748.

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Holiday Lets

Brinklow Cottage, the Lake District: Braithwaite is a hikers' paradise, sitting at the foot of Whinlatter Forest with Grisedale Pike towering behind. this compact, comfortable, affordable accommodation for 2 plus dog, will appeal equally to the young and old, who will appreciate the magnificent views over Derwent Valley and Skiddaw. The cottage is situated on an elevated site above Braithwaite yet within a short stroll to the village shop, and 2 public inns. Prices from £130 p.w. Tel.: 017687 78524 or e-mail: twocthornes@aol.com.

Mousehole, Cornwall: gorgeous cottage, picturesque fishing village, sleeps 6 plus; upstairs lounge, views Mounts Bay, balcony, spacious kitchen diner, Cornish range. Stone's throw from harbour, beach. Penzance railway 15 mins. bus. Inn, restaurants, gallery, shops. Short breaks. Available Christmas, spectacular harbour lights. Tel.: 01865 727423, e-mail: www.pugwash.com/caroline.

France (Tarn et Garonne): renovated farmhouse in over 1 acre with pool, surrounded by unspoilt countryside; sleeps 6 plus 1 bedroom with 5 single beds; 3 km from medieval village of Lauzerte, Toulouse airport 1 hour, auto-route from Bordeaux 2 hours. Winter lets from 3 Nov. Rentals negotiable. Tel.: 01367 810218 or 01494 864573.

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House for Sale

Marston: a larger than average semi-detached house within walking distance to the University, and JRH: 3 bedrooms, 2 receptions, kitchen/breakfast room, storage/utility, and workshop rooms, spacious front, side, and rear gardens, detached garage, and 2 driveways. No onward chain. £185,000. Tel.: 01865 437022, e-mail: john2house@yahoo.com. n

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