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Special Interest Holidays

Looking for an unusual holiday? Peregrine Holidays offer small, friendly group, and customised individual travel. We specialise mainly in exclusive bird, wildlife, and botanical tours, often with a considerable cultural element, to a variety of countries. We also have considerable experise in putting together all kinds of special interest tours to India, Bhutan, and Nepal. For a brochure, or to discuss your requirements, please call 01865 559988.

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Concert

New College Chapel, Oxford, Tues., 31 July, 7.45 p.m. James Bowman joins Fiori Musicali: Bach, Ich habe genug; Vivaldi, Concerto for 2 violins op.3 no. 8; Janitsch, O Haupt voll Blut; Zelenka, Lamentations II; Bach Concerto for 2 violins BWV 1043. Tickets £15, £9 (concessions £5 and £3 for children, students, and unemployed), available from: Tickets Oxford, The Oxford Playhouse, Beaumont Street, tel.: 01865 798600, or Classic Concerts Box Office, tel.: 01327 35 26 26, or on the door.

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Volunteers Needed for Type II Diabetes Study

Would you be willing to assist with a clinical study aimed at type II diabetes (not insulin dependent)? We are looking to see if heart and/or skeletal muscle are damaged by diabetes and, if so, can treatment help. We need people with type II diabetes for a study at the John Radcliffe Hospital. The study would involve 2 visits to the hospital reach lasting about 3–4 hours. All tests will be non-invasive, painless, and without any risk or side effects. We would reimburse expenses for refreshments and travel, or we could organise transport. For further details please phone Dr Scheuermann-Freestone on 01865 221875, or write to : Dr Scheuermann-Freestone, Magnetic Resonance Unit, John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford OX3 9DU, or e-mail: mscheuer@bioch.ox.ac.uk.

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Malaria Vaccine Trials

In Oxford, new vaccines for malaria are being developed. This is your opportunity to asist. Volunteers are needed for the studies. For more information call today: Lynn Andrews, Malaria Vaccine Trials, Oxford University; Daniel Webster, Nuffield Department of Medicine, Oxford University. Tel.: 01865 287610, e-mail: Daniel.Webster@ndm.ox.ac.uk.

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European Computer Driving Licence

Oxford University Computing Services now offers European Driving Licence: an international certificate of computer competency. Modules consist of: basic concepts of IT; file management; word proccessing; spreadsheets; databases; presentations; e-mail and the Web: Training methods; drop-in sessions at OUCS; condensed course, 10–15 Sept.; module specific OUCS courses, www.oucs.ox.ac.uk/courses; computer- based training at OUCS or from CD. Testing available for University members, friends and families. See www.oucs.ox.ac.uk/training/ecdl for prices and details. OUCS, 13 Banbury Road, Oxford OX2 6NN. Tel.: 01865 273200.

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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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Oxford University Newcomers' Club

Newcomers to Oxford, and their spouses, are welcome throughout the vacation to 13 Norham Gardens to meet for coffee, and to visit the equipment pool in the basement on Wed. mornings, 10.30 a.m.–12 noon.

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Oxford University Museum of Natural History Shop

Nesting tubes (£9.99) are now in stock for Blue Mason Bees, great pollinators of garden herbs, clovers and a wide range of summer flowers. The well illustrated booklet on Red Mason Bees is still available and excellent value at £3.95. University card procures 10% discount (Mon.,–Fri., only). Open daily 12 noon–5 p.m. inc., Aug. bank holiday. Sales enquiries (2)72961.

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Services Offered

House-sitter available: looking for a responsible house-sitter to care for your home while you are away Michaelmas term? A 28-year-old D.Phil. student would be happy to care for pets, garden, collect mail etc., in exchange for a quiet place to live, and to complete my thesis. Please e-mail: mark.rhinard@hertford.ox.ac.uk, or phone 07949 526940.

Long-established Oxford builder (27 years). Property maintenance, renovations, extensions. Every aspect of the building trade covered. Free estimates. Academic references available. Richard Edwards, tel.: 01865 343562.

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 Road, Oxford. Tel.: 01865 741729, fax: 01865 742431, e-mail: staff@mbeheadington.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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Tuition Offered

Piano tuition offered by Andrew Bottrill, currently teaching at the School of St Helen and St Katharine, Abingdon, and The Royal College of Music, London. Home visits, all ages, all levels. Tel.: 01865 469549, 0776 0237755 or e-mail: aeb29@yahoo.co.uk.

Piano lessons: experienced teacher; adults and children; all grades. Beginners welcome. contact Miss P. Read B.A.(Hons) L.R.A.M., Jericho. Tel.: 01865 510904.

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Situations Vacant

World Faiths Development Dialogue seeks casual administrative assistance for its Oxford office–about 2 half days a week. Computer literacy essential. Applications to Wendy Tyndale, 35-37 Stockmore Street, Oxford OX4 1JT. E-mail: wtyndale@btinternet.com. Tel.: (message only) 01865 790011. Closing date 6 Aug.

Ripon College, Cuddesdon, a college training men and women for the ordained ministry of the Anglican Church, requires a suitably qualified, part-time Assistant Librarian, to run the College library on a day to day basis, 15 hours p.w. (times flexible). Further details from The Principal, Ripon College Cuddesdon, Oxford OX44 9EX. Tel.: 01865 874404.

Well paid fund-raisers! Are you interested in joining a travelling team (UK) to raise funds for a good cause? We are looking for bright, hardworking communicators with 5 weeks to spare, to fund-raise for Greenpeace. Expenses paid (£180 p.w.) plus performance bonus (average £200–£250 p.w.), accommodation provided. To apply call 01865 367800 or e-mail: contact@dialoguedirect.co.uk.

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Houses to Let

Renovated farmhouse on an historic country estate a few miles north of Banbury: 4 bedrooms, study with fitted oak bookshelves, and vaulted ceiling, drawing room, sitting room, dining hall, kitchen, pantry, garden and outbuildings. Available to let unfurnished, £1,600 p.c.m. Please contact Finders Keepers on 01295 276766 for more details.

Terrific location: charming house in north central Oxford, to let furnished from end-Aug. Sitting-/dining-room, kitchen/breakfast room, 3 double bedrooms, and bathroom plus large basement playroom/study/bedroom 4. Well-stocked garden. £1,100 p.m. Tel.: 01869 350670.

Cottage to let: minimum 1 year. Bedroom, sitting-room/study with fireplace, separate staircase, bathroom and kitchen, well-equipped. Shared for half the weekends of the year. Suitable for couple or single person (non-smokers, professionals/graduates only). Half-acre garden in private estate (11 miles from Oxford). £700 p.m. exc. tel., heating, electricity (no water bill). Contact Mrs Adams on 020 7602 5790, or 01869 347114.

Bright, modern detached home south of the city centre, situated on a quiet cul-de-sac. Fully-furnished, large living-room, separate dining-room. Three bedrooms plus study or 4th bedroom, 3 bathrooms, separate utility room with washing machine and tumble drier. Private fenced garden with lovely treed areas at front and side. Detached double garage. Two telephone lines, cable TV, gas c.h. Available for Michaelmas and Hilary terms at £1,350 p.c.m. Non-smokers only. Tel.: 01865 451817, e-mail: helenathome3@tinyworld.co.uk.

Charming country cottage, fully-furnished (plus Oxford parking if desired), 12 miles north of Oxford. Summer let or long let from Sept. Two bedrooms upstairs, downstairs, lounge with beams, and fireplace. Patio/garden, separate garage. Tel.: 01869 340564.

Large comfortable furnished house in Old Marston, available from Sept., – Apr. 2002 while owner is on sabbatical: 5 bedrooms, study, sitting-room, conservatory, fully-fitted kitchen. Within the ring road and convenient for the city centre, and Summertown. Dates and rent negotiable. Tel.: 01865 240109 or e-mail: nd42@dial.pipex.com.

From 15 Sept., in Harpes Road, north of Summertown: attractive, modernised, furnished, newly decorated house; 25 ft living room, 2 bedrooms, bathroom with bath and shower, kitchen, fridge, freezer, autowasher, tumble drier; gas c.h., telephone, off-street parking. Suit couple or 2 sharers. £675 p.c.m. Lease for 1 year. Mr R. T. Rivington, 6 Stansfield Close, Oxford OX3 8TH. Tel.: 01865 768874, fax: 01865 452646, e-mail: rivington.oxford@ntlworld.com.

Pretty Edwardian house, newly refurbished to mix classic features with modern amenities. Central location in quiet residential area, close to University and riverside meadows, 3 bedrooms, large study, lounge, dining room, completely new kitchen, bathroom, and garden. Furnished and equipped to high standard, bed linen provided. Rent: £1,200 p.c.m. exc. bills. Available from Aug. Tel.: 00 44 (0) 1865 251003, or 240430, or e-mail: mpaehoney@aol.com.

Somerton: an attractive 2-bedroom cottage to let between Banbury and oxford: living room, large kitchen/dining room, and enclosed garden. Available unfurnished. £625 p.c.m. Please contact Finders Keepers on 01295 276766 for more details.

Edwardian Houseboat, River Thames, Oxford. Exquisite mooring on Port Meadow, 10 minutes 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. Available from 1 Sept. Tel./fax: 01789 740 783, or e- mail: hamel@wanadoo.fr.

Ideally located close to London coach route, and John Radcliffe Hospital, in quiet Headington neighbourhood: a furnished, 3-bedroom house available 1 Aug.,(or negotiable start date) for 1 year, or longer. Fitted kitchen, separate bathroom and toilet, lounge, dining room, gardens, paved patio. Suitable for professional couple, small family, or professional sharing. Rent £575 p.c.m., exc. gas, electricity and council tax. Tel.: 01493 661563, or e-mail: deborahhansell@hotmail.com.

Comfortable fully-furnished, 2-bedroom town house in North Oxford, available Aug., for 1 year or longer. Open-plan living room, modern fitted kitchen with washing machine and dishwasher, gas c.h., bathroom with electric shower, small garden, garage. Quiet position, close to Cutteslowe Park, frequent bus route to city centre. Suitable for a small family. £700 p.c.m. plus bills. Tel.: 01865 273088, or e-mail: rimas.juskaitis@eng.ox.ac.uk.

Lifestyle Letting and Management, 1 North Parade Avenue, Oxford: Manor Road, Woodstock–£625 p.c.m. Pretty period cottage on the edge of this popular market town, has 2 bedrooms. Suitable for a single, a couple or 2 professional individuals. Available from 17 Aug. Contact us for a full list of property: tel.: 01865 554577, fax: 01865 554578, e-mail: northparade@lifestyle-lettings.co.uk, Web site: www.letitbetter.co.uk.

An Englishman's home is his castle---so the saying goes. We cannot pretend that we have too many castles on offer but if you are seeking quality rental accommodation in Oxford or the surrounding area we may be able to help. QB Management is one of Oxford's foremost letting agents, specialising in lettings to academics, medical personnel, and other professionals. Our aim is to offer the friendliest and most helpful service in Oxford. Visit our Web site at: http://www.qbman.co.uk and view details of all the properties that we have currently available to let. Alternatively, telephone, fax, or e-mail us with details of your requirements and we will do whatever we can without obligation. Tel.: 01865 764533, fax: 764777, e-mail: info@qbman.co.uk.

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

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Flats to Let

Luxury, self-contained flat in large village house, 6 miles from Oxford city centre: large lounge, TV and video, 2 sofa beds, modern kitchen with fridge and freezer, and microwave, double bedroom with en suite bathroom and shower. Short lets available from 1 Aug. Non-smokers only. Tel.: 01865 883991 or fax: 01865 883395, or e-mail: oxmedia@aol.com for more details.

Garden flat in central north Oxford: well-equipped kitchen/living room, double bedroom and bathroom, c.h. Private entrance and west-facing patio at the rear. £625 p.c.m. inc. utilities but not council tax. Tel.: 01865 515091 (after 4 Aug.).

Lifestyle Letting and Management, 1 North Parade Avenue, Oxford:(i) Rowland Hill Court, city centre–£775 p.c.m. Brand new luxury apartment, well located for the city centre and railway station. Fully-furnished and equipped to a high standard. Allocated parking space. (ii) The Heyes, Gloucester Green–from £750 p.c.m. A choice of 2 well-presented 1-bedroom apartments in this popular block, overlooking the piazza, both fully furnished to a good standard. Available NOW; (iii) Grandpont Place, Grandpont–£895 p.c.m. A choice of 2 well-presented spacious 2-bedroom apartments, each with allocated parking spaces. Offered fully-furnished and equipped to a good standard. Available NOW. Contact us for a full list of property: tel.: 01865 554577, fax: 01865 554578, e-mail: northparade@lifestyle-lettings.co.uk, Web site: www.letitbetter.co.uk.

Light and spacious 2-bedroom, 2-bathroom flat available now in north Oxford, off Banbury Road, on the 1st floor of a brand new gated development. Unfurnished (but includes appliances). Parking space. Convenient for city centre, hospitals and ring road. £795 p.c.m. Tel.: 07802 754154.

Available shortly., central north Oxford: family accommodation, well- equipped, top , charming Victorian house. Excellent schools catchment area. Three double bedrooms, 28ft sitting-room, kitchen/dining room, bathroom, street parking. Rear courtyard, gas c.h. £1,150 p.c.m, exc. bills and local taxes. Tel.: 01865 559911.

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Accommodation Offered

Rooms in exceptional house off Five Mile Drive for mature academics, £310 and £260 p.c.m., plus share tax and utilities. Tel.: 01865 517077.

Available by the week for visitors to Oxford: self-contained, fully- furnished studio flat, entrally located in Kingston Road. En-suite shower, toilet and wash- basin, and fully-equipped kitchen area. Sleeps 2. £280 p.w. all inc. British Tourish Board approved 3 Stars. For further information tel.: 01865 516913 or visit: http://www.oxfordcity.co.uk/accom/studioflat.

Old Marston: room to let in 16th-century thatched cottage, close to the city centre. Many period features, all mod cons, shared bathroom, garden, and private parking. Available 1 Sept. Suit non-smoking, independent, and easy-going individual. £380 p.m. exc. bills. For further information please contact Juliet on 01865 250722.

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.

Admin. annexe available in secluded North Oxford garden: 4 rooms, complete facilities, ideal location, self-contained, own entrance, parking. Three minutes' town centre. Tel.: 01865 554326 (mornings).

Flatlet overlooking Port Meadow, in comfortable, friendly family house in Upper Wolvercote, available from Sept. All mod cons, suit quiet post-graduate or professional. Easy, quick and regular bus to University or city centre, but also within biking and walking distance. Car parking available. £650 p.c.m., exc. phone. Please e-mail: wrldco@ntlworld.com,with name, address and telephone number.

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, email: oxford@finders.co.uk. Internet site: http://www.finders.co.uk.

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Accommodation Sought

Junior Fellow of an Oxford college seeks house or flat, with bedroom and separate, substantial private space for study. Willing to share with professional or other academic, non-smoking male. Ring 01865 249 740, or e-mail: thomas.grant@st- annes.ox.ac.uk.

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 email us: info@qbman.co.uk. Alternatively, we would invite you to visit our web site at: http://www.qbman.co.uk and see how we could be marketing your property.

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Summer Lets

Quiet spacious house, available mid-July–mid-Sept., for short or long lets: good location, convenient for city centre, colleges and Radcliffe Infirmary. Five bedrooms, lounge, fully-equipped kitchen, and 2 bathrooms, washing machine, new gas cooker, fridge. Private garden leading down to canal. Car parking spaces at rear, and garage for storage of bicycles. £650 p.m., exc. bills. Phone 01865 288153, or e-mail: susan.barrington@regents.ox.ac.uk. Other flats also available.

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Holiday Lets

Fabulous walking, hiking, and activity holidays in stunning Mont Blanc region.Base yourself in lovely traditional chalet in pretty Savoyard village at end of valley; 6 en suite rooms with balconies and fantastic views; B & B offered with evening meals optional. Sauna and jacuzzi room. Geneva transfer 75 minutes. See our Web site for more information and photos: alpesactives.com. To book tel.: 01689 838558, or e-mail us on: chaletkiana@aol.com.

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. 2001 rates on request. Tel./fax: Nikolaos Glinias, 0030 831 56525, e-mail: nglynias@ret.forthnet.gr.

Magic Cave: charming (if tiny) flat for 2 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 ça–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.

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Houses for Sale

Canterbury: 2/3 bedroom Victorian terrace house in excellent location near the University of Kent, and RSPB nature reserve. Kitchen, 2 bathrooms, living room with wood-burning stove, converted attic, patio garden, roof garden above car-port. Situated on no-through road within walking distance of schools and university. Price £115,000. Contact Merinda Wilson, tel.: 01865 556767 (ext. 4549) daytime, e- mail:wilsonme@oup.co.uk, or Martin Webber, tel.: 01227 454854.

West Oxford, 2½ miles from city centre: late Victorian detached house of considerable character, with 5 double bedrooms, 27ft sitting room, dining room, kitchen, bathroom, 25ft south-facing conservatory, garage, mature gardens front and rear. Price £425,000 ONO. No chain (owner emigrating). Tel.: 01865 863651 or e-mail: r.hursthouse@open.ac.uk.

Coventry/Willenhall: south-facing terrace house, in St James Lane, Willenhall, on southern outskirts of Coventry. Open aspect over primary school grounds in front. Ample paved garden at rear. Two reception rooms, kitchen, 3 bedrooms, upstairs bathroom, and separate w.c. Brick outbuildings and w.c. in garden. Gas-fired c.h., and d.g. installed last year. Convenient for local Warwick and Coventry universities, schools, airport, and countryside. O.I.R.O. £36,950. Write: Broscombe, 25 Hanborough Road, Eynsham, Oxon. OX29 4LS. Tel.: 01865 464201. E-mail: redgrit@clara.co.uk.

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For Sale

Miscellaneous items for sale: 14" colour TV, £40; Canon BJC- 1000 ink-jet printer, £25; portable CD/radio/cassette player, £15; all purchased new last Autumn by visiting academic. Used girl's (suitable for age 9–12) and ladies bicycles, £10 each. Contact Howard Elman on 01865 557025 or 273864, or e-mail: Howard.Elman@comlab.ox.ac.uk.

Beautiful, enormous cream Knole sofa, matching chairs, sat on 5 times! Cost £5,000 will sell for £2,000 ono due to moving; Stihl petrol strimmer £100; Stihl petrol hedgecutters £100; Jonased chainsaw and protective gear £110. Many other items too. Tel.: 01844 238234, or e-mail: emie@aprendalo.co.uk.

Two pianos for sale: 1 is a large, 80 year old, beautifully made ex- pianola with a big sound, made by Sir Herbert Marshall Rose, now without the pianola machinery, £300 ONO; the other is a smaller, fairly basic piano, £175 ONO; Evette, Shaeffer Alto Saxophone, with shaped case, £225 ONO. No reasonable offer refused, buyer collects. Please e-mail: wrldco@ntlworld.com.

Car for sale: Peugeot 406 LX, 4 door saloon, 1997 P Reg., 45,000 miles, dark blue, sun-roof, radio cassette, air bags, immobiliser, excellent condition. £5,000. Tel.: 01865 557025/273864, or e-mail: Howard.Elman@comlab.ox.ac.uk.

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