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Institute for the Advancement of University Learning

The Institute for the Advancement of University Learning (IAUL) conducts research into higher education and offers staff development and training opportunities to staff working in any capacity in the University. We are looking for 2 women members of the University's staff to take on roles as trainers on the Springboard programme. Springboard is a personal and professional development programme for women; 2 programmes are taking place during 2002/3. The role as trainer will require between 6 and 12 days per annum, which trainers could undertake as consultancy work or within their substantive University posts, subject ot departmental approval. You will have some experience as a trainer, and a commitment to women's–including your own–development. For further details including information on how to apply, please contact Hannah Boschen at the IAUL by e-mail: Hannah.Boschen@learning.ox.ac.uk or telephone 01865 (2)86818. The closing date for applications is 5 p.m. on Mon., 17 Mar., and interviews will be held on Thurs., 27 Mar.

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Concerts

The Oxford Millennium Orchestra plays Music for Spring: Elgar's Serenade for Strings; Vaughan Williams' Five Mystical Songs; Rachmaninov's 2nd Symphony. Principal conductor, Nick Mumby; baritone, David Somerville Wright. Fri., 31 Jan., 8 p.m. Sheldonian Theatre. Tickets £12/£10, £5 available from the Oxford Playhouse, 01865 305305 or www.ticketsoxford.com.

Oxford Chamber Music Society concert at Holywell, Sun., 2 Feb., 2.45 p.m. Thomas Carroll (cello) and Carole Presley (piano) play Beethoven's Magic FluteVariations, Kodaly's sol sonata, Schumann's 5 Folk Pieces op. 102 and the Bridge Sonata (1913-17). Tickets from Oxford Playhouse, 01865 305305 or www.ticketsoxford.com: £13, seniors £11; at the door £14, £12; students/juniors £5, but some free Cavatina Trust tickets for 8–22 year-olds.

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Pemberley International Study Centre

Situated 4,000 ft above sea-level in the magnificent hills of Haputale in Sri Lanka, in a tea plantation with panoramic views, the Centre provides an atmosphere of tranquillity and peace, a congenial milieu for scholars of all disciplines, writers and artists, in which research projects can be initiated or completed, and books or monographs planned and written. For 3 months in each year (June–Aug.) it is open to Residential Scholars who have been chosen on the basis of the merit of their applications by a Selection Committee of international experts in the field. For details and application forms, see the 8 pp. in colour on Pemberley's Web site: http://www.pemberleyhouse.com.

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Art Exhibition

Elaine Brown paintings Mon., 20 Jan.,–Fri., 7 Feb. Wolfson College, Linton Road, Oxford OX2 6UD. Open daily 10 a.m.–4 p.m. Subject to college commitments. Visitors are advised to ring the lodge (01865) 274100 beforehand.

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David Goldblatt in Conversation with Okwui Enwezor

The South African photographer talks to the Director of the recent Documenta 11and co-curator of the exhibition David Goldblatt: Fifty-One years at Modern Art Oxford, Tues. 4 Feb., 7.30 p.m. Admission is free but advance booking is recommended as places are limited. David Goldblatt: 51 Years, 1 Feb.,–30 March. Modern Art Oxford, 30 Pembroke Street, Oxford OX1 1BP. Tel.: 01865 722733. Web site: www.modernartoxford.org.uk.

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Society for Graduates

Meetings are held on Fri., at 8 p.m. in Wadham College, Parks Road. Visitors are welcome. Graduates of any university and of all ages are eligible for membership (undergraduates welcome). 31 Jan.,: The badgers of Wytham Woods, Drs Chris Newman and Christina Buesching; 7 Feb.,: Homeopathy–Past, Present and Future, Dr Karima Brooke; 14 Feb.,: Print and Pomegranates–A history of Oxford University Press, Dr Martin Maw; 21 Feb..: 75 years of the Oxford Preservation Trust, Debbie Dance; 28 Feb.,: Manned Missions to Mars–closer than you think?!, Emily C. MacDonald; 7 Mar.,: Mind your language–international English for the 21st Century, Alison Haills; 14 Mar.,: RAF Falcons Parachute Display team, RAF Weston on the Green. Subscriptions: £5 per term, members; £1.50 per meeting, visitors.

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Oxford Brookes University

Centre for Family and Household Research Spring seminar series: 27 Feb., Rosalind Edwards (South Bank University), Families and social capital (Research Centre, room SG05); 26 March, Floya Anthias (Oxford Brookes), Where do I belong? Narrating identity among young British Cypriots (Research Centre, room SG05). All seminars will begin at 5.30. Open seminars–all welcome.

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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, andthe 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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Periodicals Bought and Sold

Back-issues of scholarly periodicals and journals bought and sold. Graham Jeffrey, Periodicals (est. 1967), 29 Cuddesdon Road, Horspath, Oxford, OX33 1JD. Tel.: 01865 872528, fax: 776398. E-mail: gjeffreysatu@aol.com.

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Antiques Bought and Sold

Antiques and decorative objects bought and sold: desks and library furniture always wanted, also garden stonework. Please call: Greenway Antiques, 90 Corn Street, Witney, Oxon. Open Mon.,–Fri., 9.30 a.m.–5 p.m., Sat., 10 a.m.–4 p.m. Tel.: 01993 705026, mobile: 07831 585014.

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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 Academic Services: indexing, project management, history research projects. Details of all services: judith@history.u-net.com, or Judith Loades, P.O.Box 323, Burford, Oxon. OX18 4XN.

Painting, carpentry, building and design: small and medium sized projects undertaken, from shelving through kitchens to home extensions; decorating, internal and external; planning applications. Free advcie, quotations and references. Tel.: Ian on 01865 308188 or 07773 712829.

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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Tuition Offered

Piano lessons: experienced teacher; adults and children; all grades. Beginners welcome. contact Miss P. Read BA (Hons) L.R.A.M., near Kidlington. Tel.: 01865 331147.

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Help Wanted

Can you scan? Author seeks occasional help to scan or type text from typescript into digital form (Word or similar) for Web site. Meagre rewards, rich job satisfaction. Please reply through www.richardwebster.net.

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Situations Vacant

Translators and interpreters in all languages are required. Please send CV with clear reference to language skills and contact details to "P.O.Box 1140, East Oxford DO, Oxford OX4 4WP". For further information contact 07904 555739.

Felicity Bryan Limited Literary Agency: full-time Administrative assistant/Receptionist required for North Oxford company. We are looking for someone with good organisational abilities, computer skills, numeracy and a flexible approach to work, who would fit well into a small team and be willing to learn new skills. For full details of the vacancy please e-mail: agency@felicitybryan.com, tel. 01865 513816, or write to 2a North Parade, Banbury Road, Oxford OX2 6LX.

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Exchange Wanted

German boy, 16, seeks exchange with English counterpart of either sex, to improve English. Would like to come to Oxford for 2 weeks, second half of July/early Aug. Reverse visit to Nuremberg by arrangement. Contact: kevin.hilliard@spc.ox.ac.uk or tel.: 01865 278859.

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House Sit

Responsible person, non-smoker, sought for North Oxford house from mid-March to late Apr. No rental but some charges for tel., and utilities. Tel.: 01865 553617 (after 8 p.m. or weekends).

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Houses to Let

Beautiful Grade I listed 1-bedroom stone stable conversion in Wytham, with views over Wytham Woods and Wytham Abbey. Ideal for academic wanting quiet location but swift access to Oxford. Available fully furnished and ready for immediate occupation for long term. For more information please contact Julia at Finders Keepers on 00 44 (0) 1865 302344 or visit our Web site at www.finders.co.uk.

1908 family house (furnished) for let Apr.,–Aug.: 2 reception rooms (piano), large kitchen/dining room, utility room (washing machine, dishwasher), 3 bedrooms plus study/bedroom. Garden and parking; 15 minutes cycle/bus to city centre. £1,000 p.m. Contact: 01865 739070.

North Oxford , Banbury Road, OX2 7RG: fully-furnished, spacious 4-bedroom semi-detached house; newly modernised and decorated; very good condition; large luxury fitted kitchen and dining room; living room; children's playroom; bathroom; 2 toilets; front and good-size back garden; d.g., gas c.h.; washing machine and drier; dishwasher; piano. Off-road parking. Within excellent schools catchment area, frequent bus services, 10 minutes' walk to Summertown, local banks and shops. Available from end March for 1 year. £1,250 plus bills and council tax. Non-smoking professional families by reference. No pets. Tel.: 01865 559490 (eves.), 01865 274576 (day) or e-mail: roger.goodman@sant.ox.ac.uk.

Superb, modern, architect-designed house in residential North Oxford. Easy access to city centre (several bus routes, or walk along road or canal). Easily looked- after garden, has feeling of being out in the country. Very large kitchen/dining room; large living room upstairs, to take advantage of view over large green open space. Modern furniture, fully equipped. Central heating. Available Apr.–Aug. Non-smokers and no children preferred. E-mail: l.lyons1@physics.ox.ac.uk, or message to: Dr L. L. Lyons at Jesus College, Oxford OX1 3DW.

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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Easter Let

North Oxford , to let Easter break: large house with large west-facing garden. Easy access to city centre and Summertown shops. On an excellent bus route. Fully equipped kichen breakfast room; utility with washing machine and tumble drier; 2 bathrooms including a shower; 2 large reception rooms, study and 4 bedrooms. £700 p.w. Available from 30 Mar.,–22 Apr. Contact 01865 513688 or e-mail: dianecw25@hotmail.com.

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Summer Let

Spacious 6-bedroom (sleeps 10), 2-bathroom fully-equipped house on 4 floors with garden backing onto canal and overlooking fields, available July–Sept. Near city centre and colleges. Off-road parking. £590 p.w. Tel.: 01865 288123 or e- mail: david.harper@regents.ox.ac.uk.

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Flats to Let

Rural retreat for one: a well-presented self-contained 1-bedroom flat above a farmhouse, situated between Stanton St John and Worminghall. Accommodation comprises of living room, equipped kitchen, double bedroom and bathroom. Fully furnished. Available now at only £495 p.m. For more information please contact Anna Turner at Finders Keepers, 27 St Clements, Oxford OX1 4AB. Tel.: 01865 200012 or e-mail: annat@finders.co.uk or visit our Web site: www.finders.co.uk.

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Serviced Accommodation

Finally! the luxurious and economical alternative to 5-star luxury hotels, in central Oxford. Ambassador's Oxford offers clients short-stay 2-bedroom, 2 bathroom–1 en suite–5-star apartments in the centre of Oxford with allocated parking. Only 3 minutes' walk from the railway station and the Saïd Business School. Furnished to a very high standard to include well-equipped kitchen and lounge, computer, printer, internet access, and weekly Maid Service. From less than £100 per apartment per night, to accommodate up to 4/5 guests. Contact: www.ambassadorsoxford.co.uk, or tel.: 07876 203378.

Serviced and short let luxury apartments are now available in central Jericho with waterfront location, private balconies, designer furnishings, fully equipped with the option of ISDN lines, televisions, stereos, cable connections and full services. Ideal if visiting Oxford for a short break or visiting family, as well as business trips and corporate stop-overs. The apartments are well located with private secure parking, within easy walking distance to Oxford City Centre's leisure and social facilities, as well as Jericho's restaurants and boutiques. For more information about availability and individual rates please contact Finders Keepers at 226 Banbury Road, Summertown, Oxford OX2 7BP. Tel.: 00 44 (0) 1865 311011 or view our full list of available properties on our Web site at: www.finders.co.uk.

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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.

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Accommodation Sought

American male academic (non-smoker), taking up a visiting fellowship at Oxford Brookes, seeks self-contained accommodation for the period 1 Apr.–20 May, within cycling distance of the Bodleian Library. E-mail: ottenhoff@alma.edu or ring 01865 425982.

Academic family (visiting fellows from Germany with 2 children) seek 2- or 3-bedroom flat/house to rent short term from 25 Apr.,–20 July. Central location or South Oxfordshire, up to £1,000 p.c.m. Contact Prof. M. Havenith-Newen, e-mail: martina.havenith@ruhr-uni-bochum.de, or Dr Albert Newen on 0049 4221 9160 222.

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.

College & County, a new letting agency, require high quality properties for clients within the academic world in Oxford. Please contact Mark on 01865 722277 or call in at the office at 116b Cowley Road.

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Holiday Lets

Tuscany: "Corzano & Paterno", a top award winning family run wine and cheese producing farm, half-hour south of Florence (Chianti), offers faithfully restored farmhouses and apartments for ren. Swimming pool. Contact Sibilla Gelpke (Wadham '01) at: corzpaterno@libero.it.

Sicily: house right on the sea. Photos at: http://David.Gourio.bei.t- online.de/VS_Sicily/Main_GB.htm. Price £450 incl. Bookings tel.: 01865 552876.

Las Alpujarras–Las Canadas: rustic cottage in olive terraces, mountain views, pool, 2 doubles and 1 twin, kitchen, dining , bath and living rooms; edge of village, 10 minutes drive to Ugijar market town. Car hire preferable. Tel.: 0034 958 851773 or e-mail: L.bond@wanadoo.es.

Winter/early spring breaks in cosy north Pembrokeshire coast cottage. Books to read and paths to walk. Find a glowing fire and freshly made bara brith on arrival! £120 p.w., shorter periods negotiable. Accessible by public transport. Tel.: 01348 872080.

Dordogne–France: charming restored stone cottage hidden on a hillside close to the famous Chateau of Beynac. Large living room, newly equipped kitchen/dining room both 5x5 m., 2 bedrooms, 1 new bathroom, utility room. Large independent studio giving onto private swimming pool, 12x5 m. Access to 3½ hectares of private land. Available June, £500 p.w., mid-July–end Aug. £800 p.w. Contact Barbara Emerson on 01235 553944 or e-mail: barbaracemerson@yahoo.co.uk.

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. 2002 rates on request. Tel./fax: Nikolaos Glinias, 0030 831 56525, e-mail: nglynias@ret.forthnet.gr.

Flat to let on the Estoril coast in Portugal: lovely, large, fully furnished Duplex; 3 bedrooms, 2 living rooms, with garden and barbecue. All mod. cons. TV with Cable. Close to delightful beaches similar to the Cote d'Azur. Twenty minutes by car to Lisbon, 30 minutes to the Sintra-Cascais Natural Park. £250 p.w. until Easter. Tel.: 01865 769328, e-mail: julian@jdgross.fsworld.co.uk.

Umbria–near Perugia, easy reach of Assisi, Lake Trasimene, Orvieto. Restored farmhouse, own private valley, large swimming pool: 2 spacious flats sleeping 4 and 2, or can be combineds. £220–£710 p.w. depending on number of beds and season. For further details phone or fax 01865 390581.

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

Two farmhouse with pools to let in SW France; both stunningly situated, these sunny and luxurious properties reside in private and spacious grounds and offer good views; sleep 10 (4 in independent `granny' house) and 6 respectively. Suitable for superb holidays or longer stays. Further details on: www.hidden-sw-france.com, or contact Marion on 00 33 5 63 24 08 78/00 33 5 63 02 11 98, or e-mail: emailenquirie@hidden-sw- france.com.

Greek Island rentals: Skopelos, Alonissos and Skiathos: local villa specialist offers lovely villas, island houses and apartments available for rent. Town, country and seaside locations. Accommodation for 2–16 persons. Prices from GBP 100 p.p.p.w. For information see: www.holidayislands.com. E-mail: thalpos@otenet.gr, fax: 0030 4240 23057.

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For Sale

Solid teak coffee table, hand crafted in Okinawa, modern in design, having 4 drawers with brass pendant handles. Dimensions: 152 cm long, 51 cm wide, 39.5 cm high. Excellent condition. £75. Tel.: 01865 247787, e-mail: emilie.savage- smith@orinst.ox.ac.uk. n

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