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Earthwatch (Europe) Lecture

Thurs., 15 Nov., at 7 p.m.: Turtles in Crisis–Green Turtles of Malaysia, Dr Mark Hamann, Univ. of Queensland. In Malaysia poaching of eggs from Green Turtles' nesting sites has reduced the population by 60 per cent in the last 50 years. Dr Mark Hamann talks about how Earthwatch volunteers are working with him to research nesting dynamics to help restore turtle numbers. This lecture is free, but admission is by ticket only (preceded by a drinks reception for Earthwatch members). For tickets please contact Simon Laman on 01865 318813, e-mail: info@earthwatch.org.uk.

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Learn ACEM Meditation

Special offer £10 for students, £25 for University Staff (with ID), for Weekend Course! Meditation sessions 10 a.m.–4 p.m., Sat. 27 Oct., and Sun., 28 Oct., Arts Room, Trinity College. Contact: acem.uk@acem.com, tel.: 01865 401030.

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Magdalen College School Open Morning

Sat., 12 Jan., 9.30 a.m.–12 noon. With only 100 boys in the Junior School (7–11) and 500 boys in the Senior School (11–18), Magdalen pvodes a warm, friendly environment where each boy is encouraged to make his mark. Academic standards are very high and boys participate enthusiastically in the wide range of extra-curricular activities on offer. For information about applications contact: cdickinson@admissions.magdalen.oxon.sch.uk.

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Lecture

"Building a world-class company from Oxford University Science–The PowderJect Story"–A case study in science and entrepreneurship, a lecture by Dr P. R. Drayson, Chairman and CEO of PowderJect Pharmaceuticals Plc, at 5 p.m. on Tues., 6 Nov., in the Auditorium, Magdalen College (entered from Longwall Street). PowderJect Pharmaceuticals Plc was formed in 1993 based upon work by Professor Bellhouse and his team in the Medical Engineering Unit at Oxford University, and over the past 8 years has grown to be one of the world's leading vaccine companies. The lecture will cover the development of the company from early start-up to fully integrated pharmaceutical business, and will aim to draw lessons of interest to all involved in science entrepreneurship. It is aimed at Oxford tutors, graduates, and undergraduates in business studies, engineering and the sciences who may be interested in starting up their own companies.

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Oxford University Computing Services

The Computing Services (OUCS) offers many services to all members of the University of Oxford and its' Colleges. Free IT training –attend a course or teach yourself: an internationally recognised IT qualification–ECDL: Learning & Resource Centre (LaRC)–learn in your own time.Printing and scanning available: Learning Technologies Group (LTG)–IT in teaching and research; investigation and development: Humanities Computing Unit; specialist support for the Humanities including multimedia expertise: Shop; discounted software and hardware, consumables, documentation: Specialist output; typesetting, colour photocopying and printing up to A0, braille printing: E-mail, Web and Unix servers: Personal computer hardware maintenance service: IT Facilities Management Services for servers and workstations (Windows, Macs, Suns, Linux): Hierarchical File Server (HFS); backup service for departmental servers and individual workstations. Web site: http://www.oucs.ox.ac.uk.

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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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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: 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; 16 Nov., Dilemmas in health care, Dr Max Blythe. Joint Presidents: Derek Phillips, tel.: 01865 556117, and Anita Segar, tel.: 01865 730574.

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Services Offered

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, 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.

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Tuition Offered

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.

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.

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Situations Vacant

Part-time Secretary required for friendly doctors' surgery in the city centre: hours approx. 12 per week. Good command of English more important than knowledge of medical terminology. For details please contact the Practice Manager, Caroline Jones, 01865 242657.

Publications Officer: the Royal Microscopical Society is an international learned society which organises courses, exhibitions, and meetings, and publishes the Journal of Microscopy. The Society is seeking a Publications Officer to look after its publications, primarily as Executive Editor of the Journal of Microscopy, and also to assist in the Society's Scientific activity. Computer literacy and a good command of English are essential. A scientific qualification or interest is desirable, as is experience in desk-top publishing. As the Oxford office has a staff of 7, an ability to get on well and work as part of a small team is important. Applicants interested in the post are welcome to discuss the post with Professor Tony Wilson, tel.: 01865 (2)73116, or to forward a current CV to Paul Hirst, e-mail: paul@rms.org.uk, or by post to: The Royal Microscopical Society, 37/38 St Clements, Oxford OX4 1AJ.

Reviews Coordinator for Development in Practice(2 days per week, 15 hours): Oxfam's international scholarly journal, Development in Practice, seeks a highly organised person with a strong interest in international development and a sound knowledge of the relevant literature, to become our Reviews Coordinator (2 days per week). S/he will assume full responsibility for the Reviews Section and for developing Annotated Bibliographies for publication. Responsible for preparing all copy for submission to the publishers, the Coordinator must work fast, accurately, and to strict deadlines. Applicants will ideally have some post-graduate research experience. Formal training in copy-editing and proofreading may be provided. But what we need are clockwork precision, initiative, confidence, mature judgement, and a willingness to contribute to the journal's overall development. The Coordinator must be absolutely fluent in english, and a working knowledge of French, Portuguese, and/or Spanish would be useful. As a part-time post, this job is not suitable for job-sharers. However, provided applicants can undertake to meet all deadline obligations (approximately 10 per year), the actual working hours are flexible. Closing date for applications: 2 Nov. Start date: 7 Jan., 2002.For further details and an application form please send a large SAE to International Human Resources, Oxfam GB, 274 Banbury Road, OX2 7DZ, or e-mail: thrapps@oxfam.org.uk, quoting the job title and reference number: ID/PD/RE/AD/OVB.

Cochrane Dementia and Cognitive Improvement Group: Assistant to the Co-ordinator. Salary : £11,059£12,839 p.a. The Cochrane Dementia and Cognitive Improvement Group is part of the Cochrane Collaboration, an international organisation which prepares and maintains systematic reviews of the effects of health care. These reviews are published in The Cochrane Library, which is available on CD-ROM and the Internet; they are of great value to clinicians, policy makers, and patients. The Group is also part of the Department of Clinical Geratology of the University of Oxford. An Assistant to the Co-ordinator is required to support the work of the Cochrane Dementia and Cognitive Improvement Group. The assistant will be responsible for standard office duties and will help with library, and database work. The post requires someone experienced in using computers for office management, including the ability to use spreadsheets and databases (or willingness to learn), and to compose letters and memos in clear English. Some experience with using e-mail and the Internet is desirable. Candidates are expected to be organised and responsible, showing initiative in managing their own workload. There will be plenty of opportunity for learning and full training is provided so this post is particularly suitable for those starting out in their career or those returning to work. The post is based in the University Department of Clinical Geratology at the Radcliffe Infirmary in Oxford and is full time (but this is negotiable). The post is initially funded to March 2004, with a possibility of renewal. If you are interested in applying for this post please contact elizabeth Elton for an application form and job description on 01865 224910, or by e-mail: elizabeth.elton@ndm.ox.ac.uk, quoting reference: H9-01-003. The closing date is 9 Nov., and interviews are hoped to be held during the week commencing 26 Nov.

Audio-visual and IT Technician (Average 10 hrs p.w.): required for evening/weekend work and 1 half-day per week (3 hrs), to assist with multimedia presentations, and undertake routine AV/IT work. You must be customer-focussed and a flexible team player with good communications skills. Previous AV/IT experience preferred, but training will be given. Flexible hours required evenings and weekends, arranged on a week by week basis. £6.50 per hour. Free access to car parking, sports, and other College social facilities is provided. Shared offices and some other public areas within College are no-smoking areas. Visit www.templeton.ox.ac.uk/jobs for further details or contact HR Office, Templeton College, University of Oxford, Kennington, Oxford OX1 5NY. Tel.: 01865 422769. E-mail: HR@templeton.ox.ac.uk.

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Wanted

Author and academic with great sense of humour but failing eyesight, seeks someone to read to him one evening a week, in exchange for negotiable fee. A cheerful personality and pleasant reading voice would be very helpful. Please call 01865 459553.

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Houses to Let

Attractive 2-bedroom furnished cottage in quiet village near Abingdon, 9 miles from Oxford centre: own garden, secluded position. Good bus services to Oxford and nearby towns, 5 minutes from Didcot station. Good local amenities. Available from now. For details please call 01235 848356.

Lovely old house (wing of Old Rectory), 5 miles from Oxford centre in Old Kidlington, available now: huge farmhouse kitchen/dining room; large sitting-room; 2 large double bedrooms; bathroom; utility room. Communal garden and orchard. On No 2 bus route (every 15 mins), and walking distance to shops and amenities. References essential. £850 p.c.m. Phone 01865 513816 office hours and 01865 842103 evenings and weekends.

Lifestyle Letting & Management, 1 North Parade Avenue: Ockham Mews, central North Oxford–£1,700 p.c.m. Immaculate mews house in this fashionable area of Oxford. The property has recently been refurbished to an exceptional standard. Offering 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, study and conservatory. Available immediately. Rent includes a weekly cleaner and a gardener. 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.

Delightful fully furnished, centrally heated 3-bedroom modified 19th- century farm cottage, with 1.8 acre garden, to let from 28 Nov. Located less than 1 mile from the Headington roundabout. Has its own wood and brook! Ideal for visiting academic. £950 p.m. Please contact Professor Nick White, e-mail: fnnjw@diamond .mahidol.ac.th, or phone his secretary in Oxford on 01865 220970.

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.

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: 01865 556993. Email: oxford@finders.co.uk. Internet site: http://www.finders.co.uk.

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.

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, email: info@qbman.co.uk.

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Flats to Let

Spacious two room, furnished flat in large country house near Abingdon, 9 miles from Oxford centre. Available for short lets from now. Good bus services and local amenities, 5 minutes from Didcot station. For details please call 01235 848356.

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.

Lifestyle Letting & Management, 1 North Parade Avenue: Randolph House, Summertown–£1,100 p.c.m. Well presented spacious apartment in this popular residential area, standing well in maintained gardens. Offering 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. Fully furnished to a high standard. Available immediately. 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.

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Accommodation Offered

Charming terrace house, very near to Magdalen Bridge in quiet side- street, available from Jan.,–mid-March, while owners are on leave: fully furnished, 2 bedrooms plus study, gas c.h., all utilities. Very frequent bus service. Friendly cat to feed (neighbours can help). Weekly cleaner. £175 p.w. Tel.: 01865 251110, or e-mail: tom.kuhn@st-hughs.ox.ac.uk.

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.

Room available in pleasant and quiet flat in Jericho. Suitable for mature, visiting academic. £400 monthly. Tel.: 01865 511431, e-mail: edhtodd@lineone.net.

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

Visiting research fellow at Pembroke College, Jan.,–May 2002 seeks furnished house/flat for 3. Family includes my wife and daughter (15). Non-smokers. Oxford and US references available. Contact: Stephen Humphries-Brooks, 3857 Fountain Street, Clinton, NY USA, 13323. Tel.: 001 315 853 3020, or e-mail: sbrooks@hamilton.edu.

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.

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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Holiday Let

Venice apartment available for rent until mid-March 2002: a lovely, bright, 1-bedroom flat in central Venice, 5 minutes' walk from the Rialto market, 2 minutes from Campo San Polo. Maid-serviced, on a friendly campiello. £1,200 p.m. Please call 01926 641556.

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Houses 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.

Barton Lane, Headington: OIEO £230,000. Well-presented box bay fronted, semit-detached house built circa 1928. Easy access to central Headington amenities, the John Radcliffe Hospital, and Brooks University; 3 bedrooms, en suite shower room, family bathroom, through lounge 28 ft x 11ft 3ins, modern fully fitted kitchen. Own driveway and garage. Private garden. Gas c.h., d.g. Tel.: 01865 760639.

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