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Magdalen College School, Oxford

Open morning, 9.30 a.m.–12 noon, Sat., 7 Oct. Magdalen College School is an independent, academic day school for 580 boys aged 7–18. For over 500 years, boys have made a distinguished contribution to the life of their country. The values of the school encompass a love of learning, a sense of responsibility towards each other and the wider community, and respect for the individuality of each boy. Sport, music, drama and extra- curricular activities play an important part in the life of all pupils. Please telephone for further details and a prospectus: 01865 242191.

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Free to Collect

Oxford University Calendars, 1899–1990/91 (except 1908 and 1921). Contact Mrs Hulin, 01865 739876.

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Business Plan Development

If you are in the process of setting up a new company and believe you could benefit from analytical support and opportunity appraisal in the development of a high quality business plan, a team of MBA students may be available to help you between Jan. and Mar. 2001. In recent years a number of local and spin-out companies have been helped in this way. Please contact stephan.chambers@sbs.ox.ac.uk for information.

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Exhibitions

Stables Gallery, Green College: `Time Pieces', an exhibition of drawings and paintings by Malcolm Sparkes, 24–30 Sept. Open weekdays 12 noon–6 p.m., weekends 10.30 a.m.–6 p.m.

Cardinal Newman Exhibition, Deddington Town Hall, 17–30 Sept. Daily 10 a.m.–5.30 p.m., entrance free. From Oxford take the A4260 to Banbury.

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Oxford University Newcomers' Club

This club exists to welcome to Oxford the partners and families of academic visitors and graduate students. Come along to the Club Rooms at 13 Norham Gardens any Wednesday morning between 10.30 a.m.and 12 noon, from the week before term starts to the week after term, and throughout the Summer vacation, and sample our programme of events and outings. During Michaelmas Term, as well as our wide range of activities and visits, we invite newcomers to a Welcome Tea Party at Wolfson College on Sunday, 22 Oct., 4–6 p.m., and to our Christmas Fair in the Club Room at 13 Norham Gardens on Wednesday, 6 Dec., at 10.30 a.m.

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Tuition Offered

Alexander Technique: lessons in central Oxford at 28 Beaumont Street (opposite the Playhouse), and in Headington. Improve the way you use yourself in everyday activity - regain natural `good use'. Freedom of movement, easier breathing, natural poise and good posture can be restored. £23 per lesson. Student discount : £17. Discount for group lessons. Contact Stephen Cooper on 01865 765511, e-mail: S.C@btinternet.com, www.hatso.com.

German tuition for all levels. Experienced German university teacher offers one-to-one and group tuition tailored to individual needs: revisions for GCSE, A-levels, and BA/MAs: polishing up conversation skills for travel or business: reading German for specific research purposes: or simply learning the language from scratch. Please tel.: 01865 553145, or contact me by e-mail: 114611.1677@compuserve.com.

Piano lessons, experienced teacher. Children and adults. All grades. Beginners welcome. Contact: Miss P. Read B.A. (Hons.) L.R.A.M., Jericho, Oxford. Tel.: 01865 510904.

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Services Offered

Writing services: editing, proof-reading and re-writing. Copy and screen. Document and IT advice. Also Technical Writing. Alex Sharpe, 01235 867376, e-mail: standard.eight@ukgateway.net.

The Intelligent Person's Guide to Weight Loss, is how I see the way we tackle losing weight. It works—and you don't have to eat less! Oxford Nutrition and Allergy Centre. Tel.: 01865 248403. 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 worldwide), binding, fax bureau, colour photocopying, mailing services, and much more. Contact or visit Mail Boxes Etc., 266 Banbury Rd., Oxford. Tel.: Oxford 514655, fax: 514656, e-mail: summertown@020.mbe.uk.com.

Town and Country Trees, arboricultural contractors. Tree surgery, felling, planting, hedges, orchard and shrub pruning, stump removal. Fully qualified, fully insured. Tel.: 01869 351540, or 01993 811115.

Your basic personal tax return completed and all liabilities calculated for £120. Letting, authorship, royalty income etc £40 extra. No VAT charged. For business and trust accounts etc please ask for a quotation. John Hanks LLM FCA, Chartered Accountant, 50 Thames Street Oxford OX1 1SU. Telephone: 01865 438572. E-mail: john.hanks@ukonline.co.uk

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Domestic Services

Carpet/upholstery/curtain cleaning by Grimebusters, your local specialists. Quality work, competitive prices. Domestic, commercial, college. Also carpet/upholstery stain protection, pre-occupancy cleaning, flood cleaning/drying, oriental rug cleaning. For free estimates and friendly advice, call Grimebusters. Tel.: Oxford 726983 or Abingdon 555533.

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Situations vacant

St Clare's, Oxford. Required as soon as possible, well qualified teachers of Korean, Indonesian, Bulgarian and Macedonian, to prepare students for the International Baccalaureate Diploma (a pre-university course for students 16–19 years old). Applicants should be native speakers who are able to teach literature to students in their mother tongue. 1½–2 hours per week per course. For full details please contact Mrs C. Gospel, Head of Languages, as soon as possible. Tel.: 01865 517333, fax: 01865 310002 or e-mail: languages@stclares.ac.uk.

Administrator/researcher: the Keston Institute is an Oxford- based research charity which is the leading world authority on religious freedom in former communist countries, with an emphasis on the former Soviet Union. We are seeking an Administrator/Researcher to join our small friendly team. The main tasks of the post are to act as our Head of Research's assistant and to sub-edit and administer our almost daily e-mail news bulletin, Keston News Service. Other related duties include being the point of reference for enquiries relating to asylum seekers and occasional speaking and attendance at conferences on Keston's behalf. An interest in religious freedom in the region, administrative and editing ability, good interpersonal skills and sympathy with the Christian ethos of Keston are essential. The salary will be £11,000–£12,960, depending on experience. Further particulars are available from our Web site http://www.keston.org, and from the current post-holder, Mrs Erika Cuneo, at the Keston Institute. The closing date for applications is 4.30 p.m. on 2 October and interviews will be held in the week beginning 15 October. Tel.: 01865 311022; e- mail: erika.cuneo@keston.org.

Deputy Academic Director required for U.S. overseas study organisation. Recent DPhil or DPhil candidate with some administrative experience preferred. Salary up to £30,000 p.a. depending on qualifications. Hours can be flexible. Please send C.V. to Dr Richardson at 8 Tennyson Lodge, Paradise Square, Oxford OX1 1UD.

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Houses to Let

Excellent location, close to schools and all North Oxford recreational facilites: house with 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1 cloakroom, 2 reception rooms and large enclosed garden. Available Oct., for 1 year. £950 p.c.m. Tel.: 01223 507739.

Furnished house to let in Woodstock from 18 Oct.: 3 bedrooms, box room, lounge, dining-room, kitchen with gas cooker, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, fully equipped, bathroom, bath/shower and W.C. upstairs, 1 W.C. downstairs, double garage, garden. Close to buses and schools. Apply Mrs Bird, 01993 811753.

Oxford, Grandpont: 2-bedroom, terrace house. Easy walk to centre, close to bus stop. Delightful outlook onto park, garden. Bright, well- furnished and with all appliances, inc. microwave, dishwasher, c.h. Ideal for 1 or 2 visiting academics, non-smokers. Available from 5 Dec.–31 Jan. £750 p.c.m. Tel.: + 44 (0) 1865 721006, e-mail: christopher.haigh@chch.ox.ac.uk.

North Oxford , within the ring-road: beautiful, unusual, open- plan, fully-furnished modern house; very quiet, with stunning views to open countryside; off-street parking and small patio garden. Near convenient bus- route. Suit visiting academic or professional couple. Regret no children, pets, or smokers. Available from 1 Oct., £895 p.c.m. Tenant pays council tax, water rates, electricity, and phone bills. Tel.: 01865 515085, e-mail: trishaboyd@hotmail.com.

Central Oxford, Rewley Park: recently built 2-bedroom terrace house, close to University and city centre (5-minute walk). Situated in quiet cul- de-sac adjacent to train station. One double bedroom, 1 single bedroom-cum- office, ample hanging and storage space, modern kitchen, washer/drier, gas c.h.; carpeted, furnished, and equipped to a high standard throughout. Small garden and patio. Own parking. Available 1 Oct. for 6–12 months at £835 p.c.m. exc., or for 3–6 months at 940 p.c.m. inc. utilities and council tax. Dr Josephine Reynell. Tel.: 01865 516615, fax: 01865 516616, e-mail: macdonaldreynell@netscapeonline.co.uk.

Iffley Village, Victorian terrace. Two receptions (period fireplaces), beech h/w floors, modern kitchen, and bathroom, very large double bedroom, second study/guest bedroom. Lovely garden. Beautiful property in unique village setting close to river and city centre. Available Oct. onwards. £850 p.c.m. E-mail: robinedwards63@hotmail.com, tel.: 00 1 617 610 1810 (USA).

Edwardian Houseboat, River Thames, Oxford. Exquisite mooring on Port Meadow, 10 mins. Oxford centre. The historic Queen's Barge has been fully restored and fitted with period furnishings, and all modern conveniences. Grand saloon, main bedroom, additional bedroom, study, bathroom and kitchen. Parking available. Easy access to trains. From £1,250 p.c.m. Tel./fax: 01789 740 783, or e-mail: hamel@wanadoo.fr.

Stylish 3-bedroom family house in North Hinksey: spacious living-room overlooking maintained private garden, study and 2 bathrooms. Excellent access to all local amenities and 10 minute cycle ride from Oxford city centre. Available now at £1,350 p.c.m. For more details please contact: Julia at Finders Keepers, 226 Banbury Road, Summertown, Oxford OX2 7BY, tel.: 01865 311011, or visit our website at www.finders.co.uk.

Norham Gardens, opposite University Parks: mews cottage, 2 bedrooms, sitting-room, kitchen-diner, upstairs bathroom, delightful walled garden, c.h., TV, fridge/freezer, washing machine, re-decorated. Non-somkers, pets no problem. £700 p.c.m. plus bills. Please contact 01727 844693 or e-mail: Madol162365@aol.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 7611533, fax: 764777, e-mail: info@qbman.co.uk.

Headington Quarry: well presented and furnished period cottage, 2 double bedrooms, bathroom, living-room, kitchen. Off-street parking, garden, g.c.h., d.g. Available 1 Oct., minimum 6 months. £695 p.c.m. No smokers or pets. Tel.: Kerry on 01865 274644/454472.

Woodlands Close, Headington: quiet, unfurnished 2-bedroom, maisonette with garden, fitted kitchen, bathroom with shower, full carpeted, fitted wardrobes. Available 15 Sept., minimum 1 year. Suit professional couple. £700 p.c.m. Tel.: 01865 554987. References required.

Botley: redecorated, comfortably furnished, fully-equipped 3- bedroom house, good garden. Suitable for postgrad couple/family, convenient for city centre and all local facilities. £820 p.m. (3 months minimum), £800 for longer, plus council tax/utilities. E-mail: dlosh@zoo.co.uk or tel.: 0207 733 8439.

Make finding accommodation easy. Finders Keepers have a dedicated approach to helping you find the right property. Browse through our website for up-to-date detailed information on properties available and make use of our interactive database, priority reservation service (credit cards accepted), personal service and professional advice. For further information please contact Finders Keepers at 226, Banbury Road, Summertown, Oxford OX2 7BY. Tel.: 01865 311011. Fax: Oxford 556993. E-mail: oxford@finders.co.uk. Internet site: http://www.finders.co.uk.

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Flats to let

To rent from October, a large, comfortable first-floor flat in Edwardian house in quiet tree-lined street in North Oxford conservation area. Sleeps 4–5. Enormous sitting-room, 2 double/twin bedrooms, 1 small bedroom, dining room, kitchen and bathroom with separate WC. Ground floor utility room with shared washer and drying area, and access to pretty walled garden. Car parking space outside. Family home with antique furniture, would suit quiet family or visiting scholars. Rent: £1,200 p.m. inc. gas, electricity, water and council tax. Contact: Nick Proudfoot, e-mail: nicholas.proudfoot@path.ox.ac.uk, tel.: 01865 275566, or Anna Proudfoot, e-mail: annap@sol.brookes.ac.uk, tel.: 01865 727978.

Comfortable furnished flat with separate entrance in quiet rural surroundings, six miles south-west of Oxford: sitting-room, study area, bedroom, bathroom, kitchen with washing machine. Ample parking. Free use of private squash court. Available from late Sept. for academic year (or more). Rent £400 p.c.m. inc. hot water and c.h. Tel.: 01865 390535.

First-floor flat, modern block, off Walton Street: double bedroom, sitting-room, underground parking. Available now. £750 p.c.m. Tel.: 01865 513681.

Headington, Greenridges: a spacious, modern, 1-bedroom unfurnished ground-floor flat, situated in a quiet no through road convenient for the ring road and local hospitals; spacious lounge, modern kitchen with gas cooker, double bedroom with en suite bathroom; gas c.h., rear garden, allocated parking; available late Sept., £695 p.c.m: Marston, Bishops Court: a modern, furnished, 2-bedroom first-floor flat within easy reach of City centre and close to University Parks; spacious lounge/diner, kitchen area, double bedroom and single bedroom both with fitted wardrobes, modern bathroom, electric heating, allocated parking for 1 car; available end Sept. for 6 months only, £695 p.c.m.: St Clements, Angel Pavement: modern, spacious, 2-bedroom furnished flat close to Angel Meadow and convenient for the City centre; hall, spacious lounge/diner, kitchen area, double bedroom with fitted wardrobe, single bedroom, modern bathroom, electric storage heating; available late Sept., £695 p.c.m. Contact: E. Gordon Hudson & Co., 24 Friars Entry, Oxford OX1 2DB, tel.: 01865 244089, e-mail: egordonhudson@netscapeonline.co.uk.

North Oxford , Summertown: 2-bedroom flat on first and second floors of attractive, late 19th-c. house (stripped pine etc.), quiet, convenient location. Reception/dining-room, sitting-room, kitchen, 2 bedrooms, bathroom and shower-room, burglar alarm etc. Off-street parking for small car. £800 p.c.m. Tel.: 01635 579185.

Upper Wolvercote: 1-bedroom flat in good condition and position with open views. Convenient location on regular and frequent bus route, also car parking. In village atmosphere, close to both Port Meadow and Oxford city. Available immediately at £595 p.c.m. plus electricity and telephone bills only. E-mail: WrldCo@cs.com, tel.: 01865 451770.

New, furnished, 1-bedroom flat with fully-fitted kitchen, sitting- room with balcony, and bathroom, in family house on the Woodstock Road (own entrance). Available from 1 Oct. for min. 2 months and max. 9 months. £550 p.c.m. inc. Female n/s preferred. For further details and viewing, phone 01865 514804.

Beautiful period conversion in Polstead Road, North Oxford. Two double bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, large living room and spacious dining-room with `Fired Earth' tiles. With excellent access to all University departments and city centre, this apartment would suit an academic or professional couple. Available now at £1,100 p.c.m., fully-furnished. For further information please contact: Julia at Finders Keepers, 226 Banbury Road, Summertown, Oxford OX2 7BY, tel.: 01865 311011, or visit our website at www.finders.co.uk.

Central Oxford, 3 minutes from Ashmolean Museum: super one (double) bedroom fully-furnished flat in post-modern apartments at Gloucester Green. Owner moved (reluctantly) to get married. Market 2 days p.w., and pub/club noises late evening: suitable for those who like the buzz of city life. £750 p.c.m. plus utilities. Available 1 Oct. Tel. and fax: 01865 515917, e-mail: pdoorly@dircon.co.uk.

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Accommodation Offered

Finders Keepers specialises in managing your home and investment. With our 27 years' experience we assure you of a high level of service from dedicated and professional letting and management teams. Many of our landlords have remained with us since we opened and are still reaping the benefits of our high standards of property management. if you would like details of our services please contact Finders Keepers at 226 Banbury Road, Summertown, Oxford OX2 7BY. Tel.: 01865 311011, fax: Oxford 556993, e-mail: oxford@finders.co.uk. Internet site: http://www.finders.co.uk.

To let end Sept., large sunny bedroom in shared house within Oxford ring road, near Iffley. Suit mature professional person. £250 p.c.m. plus share of bills. Ring anytime and leave a message for Shirley on 01727 835103.

Two single rooms in a tidy modern house sharing with owner. Non-smoking professionals. £380 p.m. inc. bills. Sandford-on-Thames (S. Oxford), 10 minute bus into Oxford. Tel.: 07970 032285.

Bedroom in shared, furnished city centre apartment, near station: room available furnished or unfurnished, parking space, own telephone line, kitchen with white goods, bathroom with bath and shower, lounge with SkyTV. Would suit young professional wishing to share with same. Available from 2 Oct. £350 p.c.m. plus bills. Contact David on 0441 853925 or e-mail: david.hunt@admin.ox.ac.uk.

Iffley Village: small room with big view. Good cooking facilities. Inclusive rent only £90 p.c.m., plus a little help with the garden. Tel.: 01865 778335.

Paying guests, visiting academics, welcomed for short or long stays in the comfortable home of a semi-retired academic couple, in exclusive, quiet, leafy central North Oxford, within walking distance of all main university buildings, town centre, parks, river, good shops, and restaurants. All rooms have colour TV, tea-/coffee-making facilities, microwave, and refrigerator and/or refrigerator and deep-freeze availability, c.h., and independent heating. Breakfast included in the very moderate terms. Tel./fax: 01865 557879.

Delightful rooms, North Oxford. All rooms £45 p.w., telephone, shower, c.h., all mod. cons. Available now, short stay up to 3 months. Located near Woodstock Road roundabout. Tel.: 01865 511657.

Single person or couple are offered an attractive, self-contained flat on Boar's Hill (5 miles Oxford) for a low rent in exchange for some part-time help - driving, house-sitting etc. Please telephone 01865 735304 for further details.

Are you looking for accommodation in Oxford, close to the city centre, Mon.–Fri. only? Small room available in comfortable, sunny house near Hinksey Park. £60 p.w. Tel.: 01865 241693. Female, non-smoker preferred.

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Accommodation Sought

I am seeking to borrow a house or 2 to put up my relatives for the Christmas festivities. One family is a couple with 3 children over 18, and the other a couple with 4 boys between the ages of 8–16. I am prepared to pay reasonable rent for up to a week's use (even though the actual use will only be 3 or 4 nights) for any houses that are suitable to accommodate each family. Please call Anne De Moor on 01865 557932.

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 7611533, 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.

Academic couple seeks self-contained furnished 1- or 2-bedroom flat, centrally placed, for 3 weeks (9–27 Oct.) and 3 weeks (12 Nov.–3 Dec.). Tel./fax: (0033) 450 59 41 03, e-mail: druckerd@prolink.fr.

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Accommodation sought to rent or exchange

Professional couple from Perth, Western Australia, with 2 children seek accommodation in Oxford or environs, about April 2001 for one year. We have a 4 bedroom house, with 2 bathrooms, 5 minutes' from the University of WA and from City centre, 10 minutes Cottesloe Beach. Ring 01865 725806 for more details until 10 Oct., and then Ed Hooper in Perth on 618 938 80440, 243 Heytesbury Road, Subiaco, WA 6008.

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Holiday Lets

Interior designer's 18th-c. maison de maitre with medieval tower in quiet hamlet, garden with breath-taking view. Sleeps 8. Ideal for walking, mushroom picking tours, swimming in rivers and lakes, hunting and fishing, Christmas parties. Between Albi and Montpellier, close to Roquefort and the famous Abbey of Sylvanès, Cathar and Templar sites. Gastronomic cuisine and the possibility of learning French, French cooking, and the skills associated with preserves of mushrooms, jams and foie gras. Half-board £150 per person per week. Contact Sophie de Vergnette on 003 356 599 8379, e-mail: tparfitt@compuserve.com.

Magic Cave. Charming (if tiny) flat for two in Cordes-sur-Ciel, the fabled Cathar walled city in the Tarn, a veritable jewel of the Middle Ages, and only an hour from Toulouse airport. Comfortably furnished, with its own kitchen and bathroom, the flat has access to a separate private garden, and is well placed for sightseeing–ses vues panoramiques, et tout ca–fabulous markets, restaurants, walking and cycling. Ludicrously cheap and available all year round–ideal for budget-concious gourmands, penny-pinching scholars, and cash-strapped lovers of La France Profonde. Tel.: The Aged Campbell, 00 33 5 6356 1769.

Winter let, SW France. Charming, 19th-c. farmhouse in the beautiful, peaceful Lot countryside. Lovely garden, spectacular views, close to Figeac and many other historic villages. Four double bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, sitting-room, and dining-room with open fire, kitchen, and grass tennis court. Skiing within one hour. Available end Sept.–March 2001. £250 p.c.m. for long let. Cost for shorter periods on application. Tel.: 01483 202200.

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Houses for Sale

Iffley, 4-bedroom house: 16 ft x 14 ft living-room opening on to patio and garden, large kitchen/diner. Garage and ample parking space. Quiet cul-de-sac, 10 minutes' walk from ancient church and the river. £174,000. Tel.: 01865 715589.

Modernised early Victorian, semi-detached house in Regency tradition. Central Headington. Hallway, 2-reception, large kitchen, downstairs toilet, utility room. Two large bedrooms, large bathroom. Gas c.h. Front and rear gardens. OIRO: £185,000. Tel.: 01865 435836.

Family house: 5 bedrooms, 3 public rooms, 2 bathrooms (1 en suite), cloakroom, well-fitted kitchen (Miele units), conservatory, separate utility room, open hall to gallery, double garage, garden south-facing. Well sited off Cumnor Hill in cul-de-sac leading to open countryside walks, 50 yards to bus stop to Oxford (3 miles) and Abingdon. Cumnor Village and Botley services nearby. Offers IRO £335,000 freehold, subject to contract. Tel.: 01865 863620.

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Flat for Sale

Summertown, North Oxford: spacious second-floor flat in good condition in purpose-built block on corner of Osberton Road and Woodstock Road; 3 double bedrooms, large kitchen/breakfast room, lounge, bathroom, new gas c.h., d.g., off-road parking, and garage. No chain. Guide price £170,000. Tel.: 01865 224237 (day), or 01865 721344 (evening); e-mail: peter.rothwell@clneuro.ox.ac.uk.

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For Sale

Harpsichord: revoiced, 1970, Delf, 6 ft single manual, 4½ octaves with mute stop. Complete with boxed set of 13 tuning forks and keys. £1,100 o.n.o. Tel.: 01865 247703.

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