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Volunteers Wanted

Research study into the effects of dietary fibre intake: our study will investigate the role of dietary fibre in the development of insulin sensitivity and diabetes. The study will involve taking 2 dietary supplements, each for a period of 4 weeks, and completing 4 full day visits to the Radcliffe Infirmary. Volunteers will be reimbursed for their time. For more details please contact Dr Denise Robertson or Louise Dennis (Research Nurse) on 01865 224872 or e-mail: denise.robertson@oxlip.ox.ac.uk. This study is being run jointly by the Oxford Centre for Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism (OCDEM) and the Department of Gastroenterology (OxRec no. 02.1320).

You and your body: How do you feel about your body? Are you satisfied or not? Either way, if you are female and over 18, you may be eligible to participate in body- image research at the department of Psychiatry, Oxford University. Contacting us does not oblige you to participate and all information is confidential. For more information, please contact Michelle Lee (Research Psychologist) on 01865 223903 or e-mail: michell.lee@psych.ox.ac.uk. (Ethics committee no.O02.029).

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Oxford University Newcomers' Club

The Club welcomes the wives and partners of visiting scholars, graduate students and members of the University who are new to Oxford. It aims to offer help, advice, information and the opportunity to meet each other socially. Informal coffee mornings are held at 13, Norham Gardens every Wed., 10.30–12 noon. Other activities in the club room include the Craft Group, Book Group and informal Conversation Group. Newcomers with Children (0–4 years) meet every Fri. in term, 10.15 a.m.–12 noon. We organise tours of colleges and museums, visits to places of interest, country walks and outings to gardens and antique shops. Secondhand items can be bought on Wed., mornings from the basement. Visit our Web site on www.ox.ac.uk/staff.

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Oxford University Research Staff Society

The Research Staff Society (RSS) membership consists of Post- doctoral/Junior Research Fellows and Research Assistants who work for the University of Oxford. As most Research Staff are not attached to a college and may be new to Oxford our social events provide a unique opportunity to meet researchers outside your group or department. We aim to provide an interesting and varying social setting in which to mix and to become a voice for research staff within the University. We run social events each month to suit all tastes. Please visit our Web site http://users.ox.ac.uk/~rss/, which provides information on how to join the society as well as details on events which we will be running in the near future. We hope you will decide to join us and very much look forward to meeting you at one of our events this year.

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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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Three Must Read Books

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Services Offered

Horological services for your ailing apparatus. Thirty years of expertise in all types of clocks and barometers, of which many of these have been restored for the University over the years. Quotations are free. All work is fully guaranteed. Please phone Paul Carroll, Oxford Longcase Clocks on 01865 779660.

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 Rd., Oxford. Tel.: 01865 741729, fax: 01865 742431, e-mail: staff@mbeheadington.co.uk.

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).

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Domestic Services

Blue House, a small, intimate nursery for children 2–5 years, established 10 years. Open Mon.–Fri., 8.30 a.m.–5.30 p.m., full or half-days. NNEB staff. All pre-school activities inc. numeracy and literacy skills to prepare children for school entry. Short-term vacancies for visiting academics. Call Kimberley for further information, or come to visit. Tel.: 01865 247877.

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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Part-time employment sought

Cheerful, motivated lady retiring from full-time administrative assistant role at end of Sept., seeks fullfilling part-time post that involves dealing with people. Tel.: Jeannette Hudson-Pudwell on 01865 762187 or e-mail: jeannette@jwhp.fsnet.co.uk.

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Situations Vacant

Secretarial help sought: retired blind lady in north Oxford needs help to open, read and reply to correspondence, and undertake other secretarial tasks; 2 hours, twice a week (£10–£12 depending on experience). Tel.: 01865 558131.

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Houses to Let

Beautiful, quiet, unusual, open plan, fully furnished house with stunning views to open countryside. Well within the ring road in north Oxford, off-street parking, small patio garden and near convenient bus route. Suit visiting academic or professional couple. Regret no children, pets or smokers. Available from 1 Nov. £950 p.m. plus expenses. Tel.: 01865 515085 or e-mail: trishaboyd@hotmail.com.

A bay fronted Victorian terrace house in St Clements, walking/cycling distance from the city centre; large sitting room (24 x 12 ft), 2 double bedrooms, kitchen/breakfast room, bathroom, separate toilet, 50 ft east-facing garden; furnished, dishwsher and washing machine. Available to rent from early Nov., for 12–14 months. Rent £750 p.c.m. excl. tax and utilities. No smoking, no pets. Tel.: 01865 724444.

Wheatley: attractive cottage to let; 3 bedrooms, garage, near shops and bus stop. £750 p.c.m. Tel.: 01932 563335.

A bay fronted Victorian terrace house in St Clements, walking/cycling distance from the city centre; large sitting room (24 x 12 ft), 2 double bedrooms, kitchen/breakfast room, bathroom, separate toilet, 50 ft east-facing garden; furnished, dishwsher and washing machine. Available to rent from early Nov., for 12–14 months. Rent £750 p.c.m. excl. tax and utilities. No smoking, no pets. Tel.: 01865 724444.

Two-bedroom modern terrace house with small garden: fully furnished and fitted, gas c.h., washer/drier. Situated in a quiet cul-de-sac next to Said Business School between Oxford city centre and the railway station, with own parking space. Available mid- Oct., for 6 months minimum. £880 p.c.m., 2 months deposit required. Ian and Josephine Macdonald, tel.: 01865 516615, fax: 01865 516616, or e-mail: macdonaldreynell@aol.com.

Charming Victorian 2-bedroom terrace cottage in East Oxford, 10 minutes walk from city centre (or 5 minutes by regular bus), wooden floors, open fire, gas c.h., cellar and garden. Fully furnished. Ideal for non-smoking professional couple. Available immediately for 1 year. Rent £800 p.m. Tel.: 01865 512928, mobile: 079 470 794 35.

North Oxford , Wentworth Road, OX2 7TH: furnished spacious 3- bedroom semi-detached house; newly decorated, very good condition; 2 reception rooms, front and back gardens, luxury fitted kitchen, double glazing, gas c.h., washing machine and drier; separate bath and toilet. Off-road parking. Sky and cable TVs connected. Within excellent schools catchment area, frequent bus services, 10 minutes walk to Summertown local banks and shops. Available now for 1 year, renewable. £1,150 p.c.m. plus bills. Non-smoking professional families by reference. No pets. Tel.: 01865 454729 (eve.), 01276 66549 (eve.), 01865 850104 (day). E-mail: zhangsuqing@yahoo.com.

Three-bedroom period cottage with mature garden in small hamlet just north of Banbury (7 miles); 5 minutes M40 (J12), 30 minutes drive to Oxford, or regular train service from Banbury. Available now for 2002/3 academic year. £695 p.m. plus utility bills. Call David Barnes, 01295 670693 or 020 785 1192. E-mail: davidbarnes65@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 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.

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 Rd., 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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Flats to Let

Paris studio: small but charming studio in the historic and very central Marais (4th arrondissement) available for short lets. Attractively furnished and fully equipped with television, phone, CD, kitchenette. Linens and weekly maid provided. £38 per night or £250 p.w. to members of the University; non-university £45 per night and £290 weekly. Contact joe-chamberlain@ukgateway.net or ring 07957 588448.

Modern, fully furnished, centrally heated, self-contained flat in large country house. Quiet position with ample parking. Double bedroom with en suitebathroom and shower. Fully fitted kitchen, incl. freezer and microwave. Large lounge and dining area. Available from early Nov., for long or short lets. Rent £695 p.m. inc. bills and linen. Non smoking. Tel.: 01865 883991 or e-mail: suehemingway@aol.com.

Central north Oxford: 10 minutes' walk from city centre, all main university buildings and parks, and very close to the river. Available now for short/long let. Completely newly refurbished ground-floor flat to very high standard, new bathroom, new John Lewis kitchen with washer, dishwasher, dryer, etc., in extremely quiet, civilised, large Victorian house in this exclusive, leafy residential suburb, with large, light airy rooms. Double bedroom, single bedroom, drawing-room, kitchen, bathroom. Available Dec., a second-floor flat for short/long let with large double bedroom, large drawing room, kitchen , bathroom. Off-street parking, large secluded garden. Tel./fax: 01865 552400.

Large flat in the heart of Venice, near Palazzo Grassi, in the heart of Venice, with large traditional sitting-room, and separate dining room, well-appointed kitchen, 1 double bedroom with en suitebathroom, second bedroom with twin beds, third bedroom with 1 bed (= 1), and a second bathroom. The flat is ideal for a family, in pristine condition, and available for short periods on a weekly basis at £600 per week. Tel.: + 39 0423 723582, e-mail: tagariello@libero.it.

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Accommodation Offered

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 deep-freeze availability, c.h., and independent heating. Breakfast included in the very moderate terms. Tel./fax: 01865 557879.

Available by the week for visitors to Oxford: self-contained, fully- furnished studio flat, centrally located in Kingston Road. En suiteshower, toilet and washbasin, and fully-equipped kitchen area. Sleeps 2. £300 p.w. all inc. British Tourist Board approved 3 Stars. For further information tel.: 01865 516913 or visit: http://www.oxfordcity.co.uk/accom/studioflat.

Delightful rooms in North Oxford available now. £55 p.w. Book by telephone or fax: 01865 511657 or e-mail: mcadex@gofornet.co.uk.

Finders Keepers is celebrating its 30th year as Oxfordshire's leading letting agent, providing a specialist service to both landlords and tenants throughout the Oxfordshire and the surrounding counties. With experienced letting and management teams Finders Keepers provide a high standard of service to all our clients. If you would like more information about Finders Keepers' services please contact us at our Head Office at 226 Banbury Road, Summertown, Oxford, OX2 7BY, tel.: (00 44) 1865 311011, or visit the Finders Keepers Web site at www.finders.co.uk.

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Accommodation Sought

Post-doc (Mathematics) with wife and 2 sons (ages 2 and 4) seeks accommodation (furnished or non-furnished) in (or near) Oxford, from Jan., for a period of 2 years. Non-smoking. Preferred 3-bedroom flat, quiet. Please contact: K. Erdmann, 24–29 St Giles, or e-mail: erdmann@maths.ox.ac.uk.

Visiting Mathematician with wife and 2 daughters (ages 3 and 5) seems furnished accommodation from mid-Dec., to end June 2003. Non-smoking. Preferred 2- bedroom flat, quiet. Please contact K. Erdmann, 24–29 St Giles, or e-mail: erdmann@maths.ox.ac.uk.

Canadian academics on sabbatical, family of 4 (10 year old twin daughters), seek quite furnished accommodation in north central Oxford, Summertown, or in easy reach of Headington School. Responsible. Jan.,–July 2003. Contact Dr Anne Gorsuch, History, University of British Columbia, tel.: 001 604 739 1921. E-mail: gorsuch@interchange.ubc.ca.

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 Sought to Rent or Exchange

House exchange sought: we are looking to exchange a modern 4- bedroom, colonial house on 1.75 acres of wooded land in Boonton Township, New Jersey, for a house in or near Oxford for 6-8 months between Jan., and Aug., 2003. Start and end dates are flexible. Our house is on a secluded cul-de-sac in a rural section of North Central NJ, has all modern conveniences and 2 cars. It is a 10 minute drive to Routes 80 and 287 giving easy access to the entire tri-state area. For details please contact Jim and Elizabeth Tepper. E-mail: tepper@axon.rutgers.edu; tel.: 001 973 299 0967; fax.: 001 973 299 0912.

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Holiday Lets

Tuscany: enjoy a luxurious stay in a beautifully restored stone villa with spacious rooms and inspiring views of lake, and mountains; 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, heated pool. Web site: www.casasinerna.com, or e-mail: info@casasingerna.com. Tel.: +39 0575 791166. Now booking for Christmas and summer 2003.

France–Charente-Maritime: villa in open countryside on outskirts of village, overlooking vineyards, between Saintes and Royan, 30 minutes from beaches; fully-equipped with washing machine, dishwasher, microwave, TV, hi-fi, etc.; sleeps 6 in 3 bedrooms. Ample parking. Long-term out-of-season lets available for those needing peace and quiet for study or writing. Telephone and internet access by arrangement. Phone Chirs and Siân Wallworth on 01993 812187 for full details or visit www.simply-charente.com.

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Houses for Sale

Lovely large North Oxford family home in quiet cul-de-sac; 2½ miles city centre; 10 minutes schools, hospitals; close to bus route; sitting room with fireplace, study, large dining/music room, 21x16 ft living room, 24ft kitchen/breakfast room, utility room, garage; 5 bedrooms (1 with en suitebathroom), dressing room/sixth bedroom, and family bathroom. Large boarded loft. Cavity wall insulation, gas c.h. with efficiency condensing boiler. Well-maintained secluded south-facing half-acre garden to rear, having patios, raised beds, pond, flowerbeds, mature trees, lawns accommodation tennis court, vegetable and soft fruit gardens, greenhouse and shed. £675,000 freehold. Tel.: 01865 557466.

Modern 3-bedroom semi-detached house in quiet neighbourhood c. 100 metres from Florence Park, Cowley; ground floor: large living room, dining room, kitchen, entrance and toilet; first floor: 3 bedrooms, bathroom. Gas c.h., double glazing throughout, optional fireplace, garage with loads of storage space, 30 ft garden. Proximity to pub, shops and local park. Built 1997. £210,000. Ready to move in to. E-mail: paul.ganter@physiol.ox.ac.uk.

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Car for Sale

Bright yellow Fiat Cinquecento Sporting (3-door, 1108cc, with red seat belts) in very good condition for sale; great fun to drive, perfect size for Oxford, only 32,500 miles on the clock, N Registration, driven by 2 members of a family since purchased new. Fully maintained and professionally serviced each year (most recent service and MOT in Sept., 2002), with 6 months road tax licence. £2,500 or offer. Please tel.: Alastair James on 01865 750914 (weekday eves., until 9.30 p.m., or weekends).

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