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Oxford Chamber Music Society

Hilary Term Concerts: 7 Mar., 2.45 p.m., Schubert Ensemble of London (works by Fauré, Martin Butler, and Schubert). Holywell Music Room. Tickets £10 (concessions £4.50).

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T.E. Utley Memorial Fund

The T.E. Utley Memorial Award was set up 11 years ago in honour of the political journalist, who had devoted great effort to encouraging young prospective journalists. The trustees of the fund continue this enterprise by awarding annual prizes to school and University students for a brief (1,200 words maximum), unpublished, article. Contestants should address the folowing theme: Leaving economic questions aside, what political or cultural arguments do you find most telling against our joining the Euro?For further details, contact the Secretary of the fund, at 111 Sugden Road, London SW11 5ED, tel.: 0171 228 3900. Closing date for competition entries: 6 Apr. 1999.

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Tuition Offered

Dame Diana Rigg, Cameron Mackintosh Visiting Professor of Contemporary Theatre 1999, will be giving a masterclass for 15 University students on Thurs., 11 Mar. (8th week). This class will be open to students from all colleges and disciplines and will be repeated for a different set of students each term for the rest of the year. For details, please contact the University Drama Officer at the Burton Taylor Theatre, tel.: Oxford 791577.

Spanish tutor. Professional Spanish Linguist and Philologist, all levels, ages, all purposes. Jaime Veiga Perez, tel.: Oxford 794294.

Oxford Software Training: I can offer training and help over many Windows applications (Windows 95, Word, e-mail, etc) for small groups and 1-to-1. If you are struggling to get started, or trying to get the best possible use use your PC resources, I can visit to see where I can help with filling in knowledge gaps, suggesting short cuts, and generally turning software use into an enjoyable and meaningful activity. Ask for further details: Janet Caldwell, Oxford Software Training, tel.: Oxford 511566, e-mail: janet.caldwell@virgin.net.

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Services Offered

Town and Country Trees: professional tree surgeons. All aspects of arboriculture undertaken including orchard and shrub pruning, planting, hedge trimming, stump grinding, etc. Quality work at competitive prices. We are fully insured. For a free quotation, call Paul Hodkinson. Tel.: 01869 351540.

Personal Computer Consultants: we offer expert advice and tuition for both hardware and software. On-site service at home or in the office. We provide upgrades for most computers, or alternatively we now supply our range of personally-built to your own specifications K Tec computers. We will also supply or source software to match your requirements. For a quality service matched with competitive prices, contact Chris Lewis, tel.: Oxford 461222, fax: 461333.

Garden Design: Spring will be here soon—let me help you re-think your garden. full design or short consultation. Judith Walton, tel.: Oxford 735179.

Long-established Oxford builder (25 years). Property maintenance, renovation, extensions. Every aspect of the building trade covered. Free estimates. Academic references available. Richard Edwards. Tel.: Oxford 343562.

Tax advice. Ex-KPMG Chartered Accountant spacialises in assisting professionals and small businesses with tax problems including self-assesment. Convenient North Oxford premises. To receive further information, please tel.: Oxford 513381, or e-mail: 100430.145@compuserve.com.

Bespoke Garden and Landscape Design. `One-off' consultancy visits, or sketch and scaled layouts, planting schemes, construction details and site supervision, as desired. Nationwide service from Oxford/Gloucestershire base. Chelsea Gold Medal 1996 and 1997. contact Jacquie Gordon, tel./fax: 01531 822743.

Shipping? Abyssinia to Zanzibar, New York to Newmarket. Today, tomorrow, next week? All the best options are at Mail Boxes Etc. Will collect from college, home, factory, or elsewhere. Also 24-hour photocopying, secure mailboxes, computer workstation, high-grade colour photocopying, faxing, laminating, binding, etc. 266 Banbury Road, Summertown, Oxford OX2 7DL. Contact Justin Brookes. Tel.: Oxford 514655, fax: 514656, e-mail: summertown@020.mbe.uk.com.

Oxuniprint, Oxford University Press—the University Printers: specialising in booklet and publicity material, typesetting, printing, and finishing. Output Bureau provides high-quality output from disc from all major DTP programs onto paper, bromide, colour-separated positive or negative film; high-quality specialist colour copier service. For service, quality, and competitive prices contact Oxuniprint, Oxford University Press, Great Clarendon Street, Oxford. Tel.: Oxford 514691, fax: 514010.

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Domestic Services

Beech Tree Nursery School: taking children aged 3–5 years. High adult–child ratio, and set in idyllic surroundings. Write or telephone for a prospectus. Beech Tree Nursey School, Rye St Antony School, Pullen's Lane, Headington, Oxford OX3 0BY, tel.: Oxford 229215.

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.: Oxford 726983 or Abingdon 555533.

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Situations Vacant

Readers required for blind examiner in June 1999. Sessions of 4 or 2 hours, morning or afternoon, at £7 p.h. Tel.: Oxford 552209 (evenings/weekends).

Administrator, Oxfordshire BiotechNet (office/lab. premises for start-up bioscience companies). Salary c. £15,000. Exciting opportunity for efficient and enthusiastic person. Long term prospects. General admin. and basic bookkeeping. Computer skills (MS Word and Excel). Ability to communicate with wide range of people and problem- solving attitude. Visit our Web site for info: http://www.biotechnet.co.uk, or contact Margaret Henry, The Oxford Trust, Oxford Centre for Innovation, Mill Street, Oxford OX2 0JX, tel.: Oxford 728953. Apply with c.v. to Dr David Baghurst, address as before, or by email: davidb@oxtrust.org.uk. Closing date: Fri. 12 Mar.

Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine: Unit Secretary. Clerical and Library Grade 3 (£11,294–£13,074 p.a.). Departmental Secretary required to provide support for staff and students in the Wellcome Unit. As well as acting as secretary to the Director, duties will include: word-processing, assisting in the organisation of conferences and seminars, organising catering, acting as receptionist/telephonist, and making travel arrangements. Applicants should have a secretarial qualification, excellent typing, and proficiency in Word for Windows. Suit flexible organised candidate whole enjoys variety and can work on own initiative. Post is to 30 Sept. 2001 in the first instance (renewable thereafter). Further particulars available from the Administrator, tel.: Oxford (2)74618, e-mail: wuhmo@wuhmo.ox.ac.uk, and at http://www.wuhmo.ox.ac.uk. Applications (giving details of previous employment and names and addresses of 2 referees) should be sent to the Administrator, WUHMO, 45–47 Banbury Road, Oxford OX2 6PE, by Fri. 26 Mar.

St Hugh's College: Head Chef. We require an experienced, enthusiastic, and self-motivated professional Chef to manage our Catering Services, starting 1 Sept. 1999. The successful candidate will head a kitchen brigade of 4 other chefs/cooks, and other kitchen support, Senior Common Room, and Dining Hall Servery staff, to provide an in-house catering service to the whole College. Communication and leadership skills are essential. Applicants should have a keen desire to provide a high standard of customer service, together with a full understanding of catering legislation, including food hygiene and safety provisions. St Hugh's is embarking on a period of expansion on the College site with a new 96 en suitebedroom building, which will include a second kitchen to cater for an increasing conference trade. The Chef will be responsible for developing this facility. Candidates should have at least 5 years' experience of managing a large catering operation, plus appropriate qualifications and hands-on experience. Salary negotiable between £20,000–£25,000 p.a. Applicants should write to the Domestic Administrator, St Hugh's College, Oxford OX2 6LE for details and application form. Closing date for completed applications and c.v. is 15 Mar. 1999; interview like to be held during the week of commencing 19 April.

Research Assistant/Psychology student needed to organise, manage, and collate Health of the Nation Outcome Scales for Child and Adolescent (HoNOSCA) for 1 day p.w. (preferably Mon.) for at least a year. The post holder will introduce a routine outcome measure in the Department of child and Adolescent Psychiatry, and will organise the collection and collation of completed forms from several clinics across Oxfordshire, and develop a computerised database. Good organisational, IT, and interpersonal skills required. Post is based in the Park Hospital for Children, Headington. £8 p.h. Details from Glynis Phillips, tel.: Oxford 226510; application forms from Jayne Bowles, Personnel Department, 11 Morrell Crescent, Oxford, tel.: Oxford 223528. Closing date: 13 Mar.

Experienced part-time telesales person required. Must be experienced and self- motivated; have a pleasant telephone manner; be positive, persistent, and persuasive; and be able to use a database program. Contact Mike Elsey at Planprints Ltd, tel.: Oxford 244455.

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Houses to Let

East Oxford: furnished 2-bedroom terrace house with garden, in very quiet street, convenient for bus routes and walk (20–25 minutes) to Bodleian and city centre. Available Sept. 1999–June 2000. £600 p.c.m. Tel.: 001 202 363 3241, e-mail: dn44@umail.umd.edu.

Kidlington: fully-furnished, 2-bedroom, semi-detached house. Sitting/dining- room, kitchen with all domestic appliances, c.h., small gardens, parking for 2 cars. Close to shopping and bus stops to Oxford. Non-smokers. Available from 1 Apr. 1999. £500 p.c.m. Ivy Samuel, tel. (mobile): 07971 436790 (between 1–2 p.m. and after 9 p.m.), 01895 238102 (after 9 p.m.), 01993 881003 (weekends).

House to rent in Moreton-in-Marsh, a Cotswold village outside Oxford (own transport essential). Available for short let from now until end Apr. Three bedrooms (2 double, 1 single). All mod. cons. £500 p.c.m. Please tel.: 0121 427 2993, or e-mail: ElizabethGillow@Eversheds.com.

Victorian house in North Oxford, near St Antony's College, 15 minutes' walk from centre, available while owners on holiday. One double and 2 single bedrooms, 2 living- rooms, 2 bathrooms, study with PC and e-mail. Nice garden. Small friendly cat. Available 13 July–29 Aug. £275 p.w. or £1,500 for whole period. Tel.: Oxford 515077, e-mail: mollison@cableinet.co.uk.

Available August: light and spacious semi-detached house in south Oxford. Close to city centre (10 minutes by bicycle—2 available). Two bedrooms, 2 reception, kitchen/dining-room, bathroom, garden. Fully furnished and equipped. Overlooks open country from the back. Frequent bus service. Prefer 1 or 2 persons. Resident cat to be fed. £450 for 1, £700 for 2. Tel.: Oxford 728111, e-mail: Majaob@aol.com.

Headington, close to schools and hospitals. Four-bedroom house; large kitchen, 2 reception, garage, gardens. Available 15 Aug. 1999–31 July 2000. £950 p.c.m. Tel.: Oxford (2)76202 or 761316, e-mail: alan.bowman@christ-church.oxford.ac.uk.

College-owned houses available 12 July–10 Sept. only, centrally located (St Clements), fully equipped, serviced by college scouts. Long lets preferred. Individual rooms sharing facilities may also be available. Tel.: Oxford (2)79082, e-mail: janet.mead@seh.ox.ac.uk, or write to Ms Janet Mead, St Edmund Hall, Queen's Lane, Oxford OX1 4AR.

To rent from Apr. 1999: an exceptional 4-bedroom town house in North Oxford. Recently furnished with IKEA and redecorated. All modern appliances. Ground floor: large study/bedroom, bedroom 3, shower room, separate w.c. First floor: lounge/dining-room, fully- fitted kitchen. Second floor: bedrooms 1 and 2, bathroom, w.c. Off-road parking for 1 car, small paved garden. Non-smokers only. £950 p.m. Contact Mr or Mrs Morris, tel.: Oxford 750375.

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.: Oxford 764533, fax: 764777, e-mail: info@qbman.co.uk.

Make finding accommodation a pleasure, not a chore. Finders Keepers is dedicated to making it easy for visitors to Oxford to 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), welcome food pack, personal service, and much more. Call us and you will not need to go elsewhere. For further information contact Finders Keepers, 226 Banbury Road, Summertown, Oxford OX2 7BY. Tel.: Oxford 311011, fax: 556993, e-mail: oxford@finders.co.uk; Internet site: http://www.finders.co.uk.

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Flats to Let

Light 2-bedroom flat, first floor. Oxford ring road above Summertown. Convenient centre and hospitals; 24-hour bus route. Off-street parking. Fully furnished. Washing machine. Gas c.h. Available 1 Apr. £520 p.c.m. plus bills. Tel./fax: Oxford 554285.

Wytham Abbey, Oxford. Spacious fully-furnished 2-bedroom apartment with private courtyard and use of walled garden. Part of Grade 1 manor house, 3 miles from city centre, set in 3,000 acres of park and woodland. Fully equipped, luxuriously appointed. Available 1 June. Tel.: Oxford 725015, fax: 724762.

Comfortable warm flat. Recently-refurbished, tastefully-furnished, 1-bedroom flat plus basement in central North Oxford. Very near Port Meadow, convenient for shops, schools, University. Oak-floored dining-room and sitting-room, large carpeted bedroom, fully- fitted kitchen with dishwasher. Washing machine, drier. Bathroom with separate shower cubicle. Gas c.h. Two telephones. TV point. Charming secluded paved garden to rear, small front garden. £950 p.m. Available now. Tel.: Oxford 559614.

Luxurious, bright, 3-bedroom apartment on 2 floors in central North Oxford. Near Port Meadow, convenient for University, schools, and shops. Sitting-room, dining-room, modern well-equipped kitchen. Two double bedrooms, 1 single; 2 luxury bathrooms (1 has separate shower). Terrace and paved, well-stocked garden. Beautifully furnished and carpeted throughout. Gas c.h., washing machine, drier, dishwasher, 2 telephones, TV points. Rent £1,450 p.m. Families only. Available from mid-Apr. Tel.: Oxford 559614.

North and central North Oxford. Two-bedroom apartments, fully furnished to high standard, good security, off-street parking. From £695–£725 p.c.m. Best suit professionals or visiting academics. Tel.: Oxford 516144.

Newly-converted, self-contained basement studio flat with private entrance, in St Clement's area of Oxford; short walk to city centre. Bed/sitting-room with cooking facilities, gas coal-effect fire; shower room. Fully furnished. suit professional/academic/graduate. £450 p.c.m. including gas, electricity, and Council Tax. Tel.: Oxford 436381.

Central North Oxford: 10 minutes' walk from city centre, all main university buildings, and parks, and very close to the river. Available for short/long let. Exceptionally well-furnished, comfortable flat in extremely quiet, civilised, large Victorian house in this exclusive, leafy, residential Victorian suburb, with large, light, airy rooms. Ground-floor (available end. Feb./Mar.): 1 double, 1 single bedroom, drawing-room, kitchen, bathroom. Off- street parking; large secluded garden. Regret no children or pets. Tel./fax: Oxford 552400.

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Accommodation Offered

Bed-and-breakfast available in the warm comfortable home of a semi-retired academic couple in exclusive, leafy, central North Oxford; within easy walking distance of the city centre and all main university buildings; a stone's throw from the river, parks, excellent pubs and restaurants and a 9–9 corner shop. All rooms have colour TV, microwave, tea- and coffee-making facilities, c.h., and independent heating. Refrigerators available. Very moderate terms. Tel./fax: Oxford 557879, mobile: 0374 434489.

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Accommodation Sought

Visiting Fellow from USA seeks sublet or short lease of flat/room in North Oxford/Summertown area for 1 Apr.–30 June. Access to kitchen preferred. Please contact Dr Marc W. Steinberg, 203 Wright Hall, Smith College, Northampton, MA 01063. Fax (USA): 413 585 3389, office: 413 585 3443; e-mail: mwsteinb@sophia.smith.edu.

Wanted: 3/4-bedroom house, in North Oxford or within 5 miles of Oxford, for 2 weeks at end July/beginning Aug. 1999. Please tel.: Oxford 240053.

Professional couple on a budget, expecting first child, seeks 2-bedroom house or ground-floor flat from APr./May. Anything considered within easy reach of the city centre. Twelve-month contract preferred. Tel.: Oxford 516490, e-mail: fameduc@aol.com.

Academic family, 2 children (girls), seeks house to rent 3–4 weeks during July. Prefer East Oxford, but will consider elsewhere. Contact: Elisabeth Reed, 1850 Capistrano Avenue, Berkeley, tel.: +1 510 527 7686, e-mail: aereed@ibm.net.

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: Oxford 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.

Mallams Residential Letting is well placed to help with your letting and management requirements. Based in Summertown, we offer a professional service tailored to your individual requirements. If you are thinking of letting your property, please call us. Tel.: Oxford 311006, fax: 311977.

Finders Keepers specialises in managing your home or investment. We have celebrated 25 years in Oxford letting and managing properties—try us first! Many of our landlords have remained with us since we opened and are delighted with our service—why not pop in and read their comments? Contact Finders Keepers, 226 Banbury Road, Summertown, Oxford OX2 7BY. Tel.: Oxford 311011, fax: 556993, e-mail: oxford@finders.co.uk, Internet site: http://www.finders.co.uk.

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Accommodation Sought to Rent or Exchange

Academic on sabbatical in Oxford requires accommodation for a couple, 1 Aug. 1999–31 Mar. 2000. Possible swap for country home near Cornell University, Ithica, New York. Contact Prof. C.E. Farnum, tel.: 001 (607) 253 3543, fax: (607) 253 3541, e-mail: cef2@cornell.edu.

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Accommodation Offered to Rent or Exchange

Summertown, Oxford: lovely, 3-bedroom, Victorian terrace hosue; fully- furnished/equipped; available from mid-July 1999. to let or exchange for 1 year minimum (longer if required). Three double bedrooms, eat-in kitchen overlooking pretty garden, 2 reception rooms, 1.5 bathrooms, gas c.h., hardwood floors, washer/drier. Near shops, buses, excellent schools, university, hospitals, etc. Family owners (prof. mother, 2 children) ideally seeking exchange with New York apartment in Manhattan. Otherwise, £1,100 or $1,800 p.c.m. exclusive. New York tel.: 212 663 2664, fax: 212 531 1224; London tel.: 0181 874 5909; e-mail: 101642.2251@compuserve.com.

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Holiday Lets

Bayeux, Normandy: 18th-c. house in rural position, with large garden. Comfortably furnished, sleeps 8 + cot. Thirty minutes to wonderful sandy beaches, close to shops, ideal for touring Normandy—Mont St Michel, Giverny, Honfleur, Suisse Normande. Very pretty countryside. For details and photograph, tel.: 01453 836634.

France, Lot region: 2 houses. First sleeps 6 (all 3 bedrooms en suite), £320–£400 p.w. Second sleeps 2, £140–£180 p.w. Both detached with garden, and available Apr.–Oct. Situated in small medieval village 3 miles from main town. Tel.: 01327 262889.

Mediterranean: attracative studio flatlet, third floor (lift); large study table, balcony, sleeps 2. Juan les Pins 5, Antibes 15 minutes' walk. Bus at door. Out of season: £75 p.w. (for first week; subsequently less); June: £120 p.w.; July/Aug.: £200 p.w.; Sept.: £150 p.w. Contact Claude Murray for details and photograph, tel.: 0181 347 6957.

Skopelos, Skiathos, and Alonissos. Lovely island houses for rent in town, country, and seaside locations sleeping 2–8 persons. Prices from £39 per person p.w. For brochure, tel.: +30424 22947, fax: +30424 23057, e-mail: thalpos@otenet.gr.

Traditional Andalusian house in mountain village. Sleeps 6. Immaculate and newly furnished, spacious with large roof terrace overlooking orange groves and hills. Dishwasher, washing machine. Sea 25 minutes; Granada 20 minutes. Sierra Nevada peaks 40 minutes. Summer: £380 p.w., otherwise £250 p.w.—both inclusive of linen and cleaner. Tel.: Oxford 515778.

Tuscany, Italy. Charming, seventeenth-century farmhouse in unspoilt mountain village with magnificent views. Spacious accommodation, fully modernised, with lovely garden and swimming pool. Near Lucca; easy access to Pisa and Florence. Sleeps 8–10. Not available Aug. Tel.: 0181 446 4913.

Andalucia, Gaucin. Divided house with pool to let. Magical Medieval village with stunning landscape. Our house is at the front of the village with unobstructed views past Gibralter and the Med. to the Rif mountains of Morocco. Excellent walking and bird watching. Visit Granada, Cordoba, Ronda, Seville, Cadiz, and Morocco. Reduction long let. Dr Campbell. For brochure, tel.: Oxford 513935, e-mail: L.Lustgarten@soton.ac.uk.

Catalonia: well-appointed 3-bedroom house in the unspoilt village of Regencós (about 60 miles north east of Barcelona and 4 miles inland) near Palafrugell. Available 1 Apr.–31 Aug. Superb beaches within 6-mile radius. House sleeps 6 on 2 floors, each of which is a self-contained flat with kitchen, bathroom, lounge/dining area. Ground floor: large double bedroom; upstairs: large double, 1 twin. Attractive roof garden with superb views over surrounding countryside. Spanish maid visits every Sun., cooks delicious meals. £1,000 p.c.m., £550 per fortnight, £300 p.w. Dr Charles Mould, tel.: 01844 208234, fax: 202613, e-mail: charles.mould@stx.ox.ac.uk.

Pembrokeshire National Park: holiday cottage in idyllic cliff-top situation overlooking St Bride's Bay. Scenic cliff walks, safe sandy beaches, wild flowers and birdwatching. Simply but comfortably furnished; sleeps 8/9 in 4 bedrooms; children and dogs welcome. Tel.: 01562 777283.

Charming terrace house for short and long lets in conservation zone of unspoilt Southwold (Suffolk), seconds from the sea. Sleeps 4+. Marvellous area for walking, cycling (2 bicycles available), church visiting, bird watching, and pub hopping. Tel.: Oxford 513464 (evenings).

Cyprus: very attractive fully-equipped holiday cottage sleeping 2 people, in a picturesque village in South Cyprus. Ideally suited for painting, walking holidays; access to mountains and sea. £120–£140 p.w. Discount car hire available. for brochure, tel./fax: 01624 862697.

You can write—you can paint: join us for a memorable experience in either Cyprus or Italy. The programme is fully inclusive of tuition, excursions, transfers, accommodations, and cuisine. Writing and Painting holidays: Dial A Fare Travel, tel./fax: Oxford 847357, e-mail: dialafare@cwcom.net. We can take bookings any time evenings or weekends.

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For Sale

Woodstock Bookshop: 3 Market Place, Woodstock, Oxon OX20 1SY. Alongside Town Hall. Second-hand academic books, literature, criticism, review copies, art. Some philosophy and theology. Oxford paperbacks. Books bought. Tel.: 01993 811005.

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