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Conference 29/30 Mar. 1999—`Revaluing Higher Education: a Millennial Disputation'—at Westminster College. Speakers include Prof. Sir Stewart Sutherland, Principal, University of Edinburgh; Dr Christine King, Vice- Chancellor, University of Staffordshire; and Prof. Peter Scott, Vice-Chancellor, University of Kingston. Details from Donald Tranter, Secretary, Higher Education Foundation, Harris Manchester College, Oxford OX1 3TD.

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Charity Commission

Charity: Oxford Historic Buildings Appeal (211508). Reference HH/103012/CD(T). The Charity Commission proposes to make an Order appointing Sir John (Hrothgar) Habakkuk, John Bernard Bamborough, and Michael George Brock to be trustees for this charity. A copy of the draft order can be seen at the University Offices, Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JD, or can be obtained by sending a stamped, addressed envelope to The Charity Commission, Woodfield House, Tangier, Taunton, Somerset TA1 4BL, quoting the above reference. Comments or representations can be made within one month from today.

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Tuition Offered

Private tuition given by recently- retired academic in chemistry, biology, statistics. Research projects/surveys also undertaken. Tel.: Oxford 559061, e-mail:

English tuition given by Oxford- educated, female, native English speaker; experienced at teaching individually or in small groups. Also French to GCSE. Dr D. Martin, tel.: Oxford 559061, e-mail:

Medical seminar for 14–16 year-olds hoping to go into medicine, and their parents. Highly interactive seminar/workshop with specialist contributors including medical practicioners, academic medics, and careers advisers. For details, contact Pat Harris at d'Overbroeck's College, tel.: Oxford 310000.

Psychoanalytic Observational Studies. Applications are invited for the Tavistock-model Oxford Observation Course. This includes a 2-year infant observation, a 2-year young child observation, work discussion, and theoretical seminars. Part-time, largely evening-based, modular course, conducted in small groups; can lead to Postgraduate Diploma/MA from the Tavistock clinic/University of East London. For details and application form, please contact Andrea Watson, 12 Rectory Road, Oxford OX4 1BW, tel.: Oxford 243491. Application should be made before 31 May.

Piano lessons: experienced teacher; adults and children. All grades. Beginners welcome. Contact Miss P. Read BA (Hons) LRAM. Tel.: Oxford (Jericho) 510904.

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Services Offered

Document editing services. Theses, research papers, conference papers, and all kinds of documents and projects edited by experienced freelance copy-editor. Tel.: Oxford 559061, e-mail:

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:

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:

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.

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.

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.

Cross Counties Counselling Consultation Service. Treating all ages; individuals/families/groups/couples. Specializing: trauma (PTSD), depression, life crisis, relationships, anxiety, eating disorders, abuse, school-related problems, career/personal development issues. Locations: N. Oxford, Stratford-upon-Avon, Swindon. Barbera A. Martino, BA, MSW, CTS, CQSW. Prin. Cons. Psychotherapist (UK/USA). International tel./fax: 44 01386 438010. Free half hour consultation with treatment.

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

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

New Dictionary of National Biography: a Deputy Project Secretary is required for this exciting project of national importance. He or she will take specific responsibilities and deputise for the Project Secretary in supporting a busy in-house team, and in assisting in processing material in its path towards publication. Organising ability, fast, accurate typing, and some previous office experience are essential, and some database knowledge is desirable. Salary on the University clerical scale, grade 3 (£11,294–£13,074). Applications in writing, with a c.v., daytime telephone number, and the names of two referees, should be forwarded by the closing date of Fri., 5 Feb., to Katherine Manville (from whom further particulars may be obtained by post). New DNB, Oxford University Press, Great Clarendon Street, Oxford OX2 6DP.

St Anne's College: Part-time Secretarial Assistant in the Domestic Bursary. Good communication and keyboard skills essential; other database computer training will be given. Salary £10,443--£12,250 (pro rate) in accordance with experience; benefits include sick pay scheme. Details are available from the Domestic Bursar's Office, St Anne's College, tel.: Oxford (2)74831, to whom applications should be sent (including names and addresses of 2 referees), to arrive by 15 Feb.

St Anne's College: Domestic Bursar's Secretary. Good communication skills and experience in Word 7 essential; other database computer training will be given. Salary £12,250--£14,004 in accordance with experience; non-contributory pension, BUPA, and meals while on duty. Details available from the Domestic Bursar's Office, St Anne's College, Oxford, tel.: Oxford (2)74830, to whom applications should be sent (including names and addresses of 2 referees), to arrive by 8 Feb.

Magdalen College wishes to recruit a suitably-experienced person to act as Assistant to the College Computing Officer. The work involves LAN networking, database manipulation, systems administration, support of staff and students, and such other duties as are within his/her competence. Salary (Senior Library, Administrative, and Computer Staff, Grade 1) in region £15,735–£17,570, depending on experience. Further details may be obtained by writing to the Home Bursar, Magdalen College, Oxford OX1 4AU. Magdalen College is an equal opportunities employer.

Lady Margaret Hall wishes to appoint a full-time College Secretary, with increased administrative duties, from 6 Apr. or as soon as possible thereafter, to handle administration of undergraduate/graduate admissions and courses, run the College Office, and act as secretary to several college committees. Requires some administrative experience (preferably in University or Oxford college); competence in word-processing and computer databases; good oral and written communication; initiative; managing deadlines; co-operating, delegating, supervising, teamworking. Salary (Academic Related Grade 2) £18,275–£23,651; pension, 25 days' holiday, free meals. Apply in writing (with c.v. and names/addresses of 2 referees) to the Treasurer's Secretary, Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford OX2 6QA, tel.: Oxford (2)74323, fax: (2)74257, e-mail: Applications close: 26 Feb., interviews week starting 1 Mar.

Brasenose College: part-time Financial Clerk required, 20 hours p.w. Computer skills (Word to Excel) essential. For further details contact: Secretary to the Domestic Bursar, Brasenose College, Oxford OX1 4AJ. Applications close: Fri. 12 Feb.

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Houses to Let

Two-bedroom house in central North Oxford, very close to Green College. Beautifully furnished and very well equipped, with landscaped garden and off-street parking. This is a real jewel of a house! Non-smokers only, please. Available from 1 Feb. 1999 initially until 1 Sept. 1999, but can then be available for another year. Tel.: Oxford 511382, fax: 316245.

Available for minimum 6 month let (longer if possible) from Mar. 1999: 2-bedroom fully- furnished modern house with c.h., garden, and off-street parking. Set in secluded wooded close 2 miles from city centre (Iffley Turn). Suit professional non-smoking couple. Tel.: Oxford 361494.

Small terrace cottage, nicely furnished, within walking distance of city. One double and 1 single bedroom, bathroom, living/dining/kitchen. Available for 6/12 months let. £850 p.c.m. Tel.: Oxford (2)77878.

Beautiful barn to let in Great Milton, from end Feb. One double bedroom, bathroom, large living area and kitchen, gallery, c.h. Small garden and garage. Suit quiet postgraduate tenants. Regret unsuitable for children or pets. References please. Tel.: 01844 279202 (evenings).

Immediate occupancy: short lets available. Suit professional couple. New home on Oxford Waterside estate (Walton Street area). Two bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, fitted kitchen, living-room with fireplace, gas c.h. Overlooks Port Meadow. Parking space. For details, tel.: 01753 886516.

Short term holiday/lets in Witney, 12 miles from Oxford. Fully-furnished/equipped cottages in town centre, convenient for Cotswold touring. Good frequent bus service into Oxford. Tel.: 01993 703035, fax: 771014.

North Oxford furnished bungalow to let to visiting academic couple, available for 2 months from 22 Mar. Two bedrooms (two others to remain closed), 2 reception rooms, kitchen/breakfast, utility, bathroom, shower room, garden. £700 p.c.m. plus utilities. Tel.: Oxford 558790, or fax (All Soul's College): (2)79299.

Sunny Victorian terrace house, Iffley Fields. Two reception (period fireplaces), modern kitchen and bathroom, second w.c., large double bedroom, bedroom/study (double sofa-bed), utilities cellar, antiques, period pine features, nice garden. Suit couple, no children. Available late Mar. through Sept. 1999, rent £750 p.m. including Council Tax. Tel.: Oxford 798069 or 01873 810982, e-mail:

Terrace house in East Oxford, available late Mar.–July; fully furnished and equipped. Two bedrooms, study, bathroom, living/dining-room, kitchen. £550 p.c.m. Tel.: Oxford (2)77375, e-mail:

Two-bedroom, Victorian, terrace house; Iffley Fields. Artists' house; great character, interesting decor, c.h., mod. cons. Two reception rooms, large kitchen, bathroom, garden. Quiet, friendly neighbourhood. Available now, any period 2–6 months. £650 p.c.m. Tel.: Oxford 246146.

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:; Internet site:

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: 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:

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Flats to Let

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. Two exceptionally well-furnished, comfortable flats in extremely quiet, civilised, large Victorian house in this exclusive, leafy, residential Victorian suburb, with large, light, airy rooms. (1) First-floor (available now): double bedroom, drawing- room, kitchen, bathroom. (2) Ground-floor (available 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.

Summertown. Superb new conversion: 2- bedroom/2-bathroom ground-floor flat in Victorian villa. Unfurnished. Large light living-room with open fire, fully-fitted kitchen including washing machine/drier, dishwasher, fridge/freezer; carpets and curtains, gas c.h., private garden, parking space. Available now. £825 p.c.m. Tel.: 07771 656926.

Park Town flat for married couple or single person. Self-contained, centrally-heated throughout, comprising double bedroom, sitting-room, kitchenette with electric cooker and fridge, bathroom with shower. Telephone available. Attractively furnished; 1 mile from Carfax; very quiet house. Please phone for interview, or fax. Tel./fax: Oxford 557400.

Elegant 1-bedroom ground-floor flat in St Margaret's Road, central North Oxford. Double bedroom, large sitting-room, kitchen and bathroom. fully furnished; washing machine; gas c.h. Use of charming shared garden. Available from 1 Feb. 1999; let 6 months or longer preferred. £725 p.c.m. plus bills. Tel.: Oxford 343384.

Luxurious 2-bedroom flat in 18th-c. Woodstock; c.h., plone, washing machine, spin-drier, etc. Long or short lease. £650 p.c.m. Available now. Tel.: 01993 811488.

Flat in Victorian house, Iffley Road, 1 mile city centre. Large sitting-room/kitchen, bedroom, bath/shower. Rent to include Council Tax, hot water, some c.h. £460 p.c.m. (low because not self-contained in daytime). Tel.: 01869 350372.

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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.

Office suite available. Second-floor; Jericho St Barnabas Community Centre, Canal Street, Jericho. Includes 2 large rooms, kitchen, 2 toilets. Suitable for research, counselling, teaching, or small business. Parking arranged. Please tel.: Oxford 557902.

Charming well-appointed house to let to single tenant only, 10 minutes' walk from Magdalen Bridge. Suit tidy, civilised, highly-responsible academic, professional, or graduate writing up thesis. Female academic owner lives in London but makes occasional visits; slight preference for tenant who regularly weekends elsewhere. Moderate rent plus bills. Tel.: 0171 722 5930.

Spacious double bedroom in comfortable North Oxford house. Professional person 5 nights p.w. preferred. Right on bus route; off-road parking; warm house with plenty of hot water. Right price for right person! Tel.: Oxford 559699.

Delightful rooms, North Oxford. Smallest room £30 p.w.,s telephone, shower, c.h., all mod. cons., short stay up to 3 months. Located near Woodstock Road roundabout. Tel.: Oxford 511657.

Attractive double room in a very modern, comfortable, 2-bedroom house. Gas c.h., double glazing, washing machine, drier. Small garden. Pleasant East Oxford location. Suit professional; non-smokers please. £345 p.c.m. Contact Dave, tel.: Oxford 724189.

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Accommodation Sought

Furnished accommodation sought in Wolvercote or NW Oxford, 1 May–early July 1999; non- smoking academic couple with daughter (aged 8). Tel.: Oxford 516593 (evenings), e-mail:

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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.

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: Alternatively, we would invite you to visit our Web site at: and see how we could be marketing your property.

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Accommodation Sought to Rent or Exchange

Academic on sabbatical needs to spend May 1999 in Oxford and requires accommodation for 2 adults and 2 children. House swap considered. Our house is situated on the edge of the Scottish Highlands (Trossachs area) and includes all mod. cons. plus facilities for young children (cots, high chair, etc.). contact Dr Matthew Evans, tel.: 01786 467761, e-mail:

Visiting professor and spouse seek 1/2- bedroom apartment or cottage/house, Apr.–June 1999, in Oxford. Alternatively, house exchange in Oxford for 3- bedroom bungalow in sunny-seaside Santa Cruz, California, near University of California. Tel. (USA): 831 426 5224, fax: 831 459 3518, e-mail:

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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:

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Holiday Lets

France: beautiful old farmhouse high above the Sorgue valley in the Sud Aveyron. Enormous stone-flagged living area with mezzanine. Magnificent kitchen. Huge beams and fireplace. Five bedrooms (sleeping up to 11). Barn/games room/utility. Orchard garden with hammocks. Stunning views. River bathing. Completely unspoilt area. Not available Aug. £250–£450 p.w. Tel.: Oxford 244619.

Czech Republic, for the perfect town and country holiday! Fairytale woodland cottage, 30 minutes Prague, available May–Oct. Sleeps 4+. Wood fires, lake for swimming/boating, views, walks, mushrooms, castles. Abundant food and wine, low prices. English- speaking owner. From £260 p.w. Tel.: 0171 373 0667.

Tranquil Umbria, Perugia 20 minutes. Easy access to Renaissance art treasures. Luxury flat sleeps 2 in rural setting; stunning views, private garden, large shared terrace. Also available: attached double bedroom, en suitebathroom. Tel.: 01344 779 731 for further information.

Torehill: comfortable stone-built country cottage, very suitable for family holidays or as academic retreat, in Abernethy forest (foothills of Cairngorms). Sleeps 5. £168 p.w. For details and dates free, tel.: 0181 341 3076 or Oxford 764556.

Italy, Umbria, Assisi National Park: two double bedrooms, kitchen/dining-room, big bathroom, own road. Superb views, wildlife. Lombardia, Lake Como: village house apartment closely overlooking lake. One double bedroom, kitchenette, dining/sitting-room, terrace; 20 minutes Como city. £300 p.w., £550 per fortnight, £900 p.m., for either let. Tel.: Oxford 768775.

Tregreenwell Farm Cottage, St Teath, North Cornwall. Lovely old farmhouse (c. 1800) has been caringly divided to provide holiday home of great character. Set on a 10 acre smallholding in a peaceful location, it is close to Bodmin Moor, the fishing village of Port Isaac (5 miles), and the coves and beaches of the North Cornwall coast. Accommodation comprises a lounge with wood-burner, well-equipped kitchen/diner, 2 bedrooms (one double, 1 twin), and bathroom/w.c. Cot and high chair provided. Full night storage heating. Garden; parking for 2 cars. Regret no pets. £130-£499 p.w. For details/photograph, tel.: Oxford 300482.

Cornwall solar eclipse camping: includes large marquee with bar, entertainment nightly. Toilets/showers. Close to sandy beaches, Mevagissey. Site open 31 July–28 Aug. 1999. £5 per person per night, 15% discount before 28 Feb. For brochure, tel.: 01726 77660/72653. Web site: (link to: eclipse).

Veneto: modern house in quiet situation in the foothills of the Dolomites. One hour Venice, 1 hour skiing. Sleeps 7 + cot. All mod. cons., c.h., telephone, clothes and dish washers, 2 bathropoms. Lake swiimming, Palladian villas. Car essential. £350–450 p.w. Elsie Arnold, tel./fax: Oxford 515264.

Tuscany: family-owned farm, former Machiavelli property, producing high-quality wine and cheese, offers farmhouses (sleeping up to 14) and apartments, and pool. Half hour central Florence. Tel./fax: 0039 055 824 9120, e-mail:; Fattoria Corzano and Paterno.

Dordogne Valley. Stone-built house in an acre of garden in Lostanges, a small hamlet in the eastern part of the Dordogne Valley, with a 270-degree view across a fabulous valley from a large elevated terrace. Swimming, lake club, tennis, and golf nearby. Great walking, cycling, and charming villages everywhere. Sleeps 8-10 people. Available from £200–£550 p.w. Peter Whitehead, tel.: 01295 670320 for more details and brochure with photos.

Crete: a traditional Cretan house in Rethimno, superbly renovated to provide space and comfort in beautifully-furnished surroundings. Elevated, vine- covered sitting area with brick barbecue—perfect for alfresco dining. In quiet area of Old Town, near long sandy beaches, tavernas, shops, and the many interesting sights in and around this historic area. Sleeps 4 (1 double, 1 twin). Available year-round. £250 p.w., £900 p.m. Tel./fax: 0030 831 56525.

Tuscan hills: restored farmhouse in superb situation near Siena standing amidst its own olives and vineyard. Spectacular hill and forest views. Art, music, food, wine, and walking in plenty. One hour florence, 45 minutes Siena. Very peaceful with full services (but no pool), sleeps up to 8 but suitable also for smaller parties. Tel./fax: 01252 660899.

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House for sale in Italy

200-year-old Umbrian semi-detached farmhouse, recently restored to high standard; 2 reception rooms, 3 double bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, large kitchen, cellar, gas c.h., patio (with bread-oven for barbecues), orchard, olive grove, outhouses; all set in peaceful location near woods; 15 minutes by car from Attiliano, 30 minutes from Orvieto, less than an hour from Rome. Serena Fry-Feretti, 318 Woodstock Road, Oxford OX2 7NS. Tel.: Oxford 557469.

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For Sale

Four simple sound goldenoak ladderback chairs: £48. Modern Shreiber dresser, oak veneer, approximately 6 ft high x 4 wide x 30 ins deep; shelves, drawers, retractable drinks tray: £35. Good modern double wardrobe, about 5 ft high: £25. Other items, eg. gas and electric coookers, tumble-drier. All prices negotiable! Contact Jan, tel.: Oxford 430596. n

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