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The University of Oxford Shop

Christmas Sale! Special prices exclusive to University staff! Clothing, T- towels, Christmas cards, 2003 Calendars and Diaries, and many more gifts! Tuesday 5 Nov., 12–2 p.m., University Offices Cafeteria.

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Oxford Brookes University

Centre for Family and Household Research 2002 Seminar Series: 20 Nov., 5.30 p.m.; Lynda Clarke (London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine), `Recent changes in children's family circumstances', SG03, Research Centre, Oxford Brookes.

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Varsity Match

The Oxford University Society (OUS) invites you to Twickenham on Tues., 10 Dec., for this Oxford v Cambridge rugby classic! Join our party for guided Museum of Rugby tour, our picnic, and some of the best seats in the Stadium. £32.50, or £25.50 for seats only. Please contact Rodney Buckton, Projects Manager OUS, Oxenford House, Magdalen Street, Oxford OX1 3AB. Tel.: 01865 278184; fax: 01865 288086; e-mail: rodney.buckton@ousoc.ox.ac.uk.

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Concert

Mendelssohn, Elijah: Oxford Harmonic Society: The Orchestra of Stowe Opera. Conductor Robert Secret with members of Oxford High School. Soloists: Nataliya Kompaniyets-Jouri, Linda Hibberd, Christopher Lemmings, Edward Wade. Sat., 16 Nov., 8 p.m., The Town Hall. Tickets £12 and £10. Concessions £10 and £8 available from Oxford Playhouse Box Office. Tel.: 01865 305305 (incl. Credit Card bookings by post) or on the door.

The Oxford Philomusica: Shostakovich's monumental Fifth Symphony (Symphony No 5 in D minor, Op. 47) is featured in the opening concert of the Oxford Philomusica's 2002/2003 season. It is preceded by Beethoven's youthful Piano Concerto No. 1 in C major, Op. 15 played and directed by the Orchestra's Music Director, Marios Papadopoulos. Fri., 1 Nov., 8 p.m., at the Sheldonian Theatre. Tickets £10–£30. Students tickets available from £5. Box Office: 01865 305305 or 0870 60 60 804. Booking online: www.oxfordphil.com.

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400th Anniversary Commemorative Exhibition

"Wonderful things from 400 years of collecting: The Bodleian Library 1602–2002": a rare opportunity to see some of the Bodleian's greatest treasures, including the Shakespeare First Folio, the famous Gutenberg Bible, and some wonderful newly-acquired gems. A feast of world-famous treats for all booklovers. Open until 21 Dec., in the Bodleian Library Exhibition Room, Old Schools Quadrange. Mon.–Fri., 9.30 a.m.–4.45 p.m., Sat., 9.30 a.m.–12.30 p.m. Admission free.

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ACEM Meditation

Why wait for stress to set in? Acem Meditation is an easy, yet powerful method with no religious or ideological beliefs. It is meant for people leading an active life with commitments to work, studies and friends. Beginners' course start on 12 Oct., 2 Nov., and 16 Nov., from 9.30 a.m.–3.30 p.m. at the Boyd Room, Hertford College. (Students: £25; Others: £50). Call 07814 550382 or e-mail: acem.uk@acem.com. Web site: acem.com/oxford.

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Volunteers Wanted

Wine Club of the Oxford University Society (OUS). The Society, which is the official alumni organisation of the University, is re-starting its Wine Club. Volunteers are sought to help with the activities of the new Club, particularly in promoting the Club and wine-tasting gatherings to the Society's UK branches. For information, please contact Rodney Buckton, Projects Manager OUS, Oxenford House, Magdalen Street, Oxford OX1 3AB. Tel.: 01865 278184; fax 01865 288086; e-mail: rodney.buckton@ousoc.ox.ac.uk.

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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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Popham Hairdressing

Our proposition is simple, to provide a design, cutting, and colouring service, which combines classic standards with modernist thinking. One North Parade, Oxford. For appointments call: 01865 517040, or e-mail us through our Web site: www.davidpopham.com.

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Oxford University Newcomers' Club

The Club welcomes the wives and partners of visiting scholars, graduate students and members of the University who are new to Oxford. It aims to offer help, advice, information and the opportunity to meet each other socially. Informal coffee mornings are held at 13, Norham Gardens every Wed., 10.30–12 noon. Other activities in the club room include the Craft Group, Book Group and informal Conversation Group. Newcomers with Children (0–4 years) meet every Fri. in term, 10.15 a.m.–12 noon. We organise tours of colleges and museums, visits to places of interest, country walks and outings to gardens and antique shops. Secondhand items can be bought on Wed., mornings from the basement. Visit our Web site on www.ox.ac.uk/staff.

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Oxford University Research Staff Society

The Research Staff Society (RSS) membership consists of Post- doctoral/Junior Research Fellows and Research Assistants who work for the University of Oxford. As most Research Staff are not attached to a college and may be new to Oxford our social events provide a unique opportunity to meet researchers outside your group or department. We aim to provide an interesting and varying social setting in which to mix and to become a voice for research staff within the University. We run social events each month to suit all tastes. Please visit our Web site http://users.ox.ac.uk/~rss/, which provides information on how to join the society as well as details on events which we will be running in the near future. We hope you will decide to join us and very much look forward to meeting you at one of our events this year.

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Services Offered

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

Horological services for your ailing apparatus. Thirty years of expertise in all types of clocks and barometers, of which many of these have been restored for the University over the years. Quotations are free. All work is fully guaranteed. Please phone Paul Carroll, Oxford Longcase Clocks on 01865 779660.

Big or small, we ship it all, plus free pick up anywhere in Oxford. Also 24-hour photocopying, private mailing addresses (24-hour access, and mail forwarding world-wide), binding, fax bureau, colour photocopying, mailing services, and much more. Contact or visit Mail Boxes Etc., 266 Banbury Rd., Oxford. Tel.: 01865 514655, fax: 514656, e-mail: summertown@020.mbe.uk.com, also at: 94 London Rd., Oxford. Tel.: 01865 741729, fax: 01865 742431, e-mail: staff@mbeheadington.co.uk.

Town and Country Trees: arboricultural contractors; modern arboricultural techniques; local authority approved; safeguarded by full Public Liability insurance. Free advice and quotations. Tel.: 0845 458 2980 or 07976 261850 (mobile).

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Domestic Services

For effortless entertaining, SugarPepper Cooks are available to prepare creative food in your home/chosen venue. From canapé receptions, buffets and dinner parties to christenings, weddings, Christmas and New Year celebrations. Tailor-made menus to suit your requirements. All enquiries welcome. Tel.: 01865 791136.

Carpet/upholstery/curtain cleaning by Grimebusters, your local specialists. Quality work, competitive prices. Domestic, commercial, college. Also carpet/upholstery stain protection, pre-occupancy cleaning, flood cleaning/drying, oriental rug cleaning. For free estimates and friendly advice, call Grimebusters. Tel.: 01865 726983 or 01235 555533.

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Tuition Offered

German tuition offered by experienced language teacher. Flexible scheduling. Call: 07986065704 or send e-mail to: edison47@hotmail.com.

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

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Part-time employment sought

Cheerful, motivated lady retiring from full-time administrative assistant role at end of Sept., seeks fullfilling part-time post that involves dealing with people. Tel.: Jeannette Hudson-Pudwell on 01865 762187 or e-mail: jeannette@jwhp.fsnet.co.uk.

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Situations Vacant

Dragon School: Historian required to teach 8–13 year-olds to cover for maternity leave Jan.,–May 2003. Possibility of future permanent post. Prep or senior school experience useful. Accommodation possible. Web site: www.dragonschool.org. Applications with CV and details of 2 referees to: The Headmaster, Dragon School, Bardwell Road, Oxford OX2 6SS from whom further details can be obtained. Tel.: 01865 315401. Fax: 01865 315429 or e-mail acn@dragonschool.org.

The North Oxford Association-a community organization based at the Ferry Centre in Summertown-is looking for an editor with bright ideas for the revamping of its News Magazine. This will be a printed quarterly publication of some 12 A4 pages and will include local advertising. NOA is a registered charity run by volunteers and so the position will be unpaid. We would welcome someone with initiative and a flair to make the Magazine reflect the many and varied aspects of this thriving Community Centre. Computers with Microsoft Publisher and Microsoft Word as well as a scanner are available at the Centre. We aim to `go to Press' in the middle of Jan., 2003. Please contact Norma Carmichael at The Ferry Centre, Diamond Place, Summertown, Oxford OX2 7DP, or by tel., 01865 552295.

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Houses to Let

Long Hanborough, 9 miles west of Oxford with train station (7 mintues to Oxford centre): newly renovated detached house fully furnished in a modern style; 2 double bedrooms, 1 study, brand new bathroom, fitted kitchen, SMEG fridge. Large garden with conservatory. Parking for 2 cars. £800 p.c.m. + bills. Tel.: Alyson on 077 99 777 976 or e-mail: alybardsley@handbag.com.

One-bedroom fully fitted period cottage with mature garden in Milton village, 10 miles from Oxford. Excellent connections via bus, road (A34) and rail (Didcot station, 45 minutes to London). Available now for 2002/3 academic year. £595 p.m. Call 01235 847855 or e-mail: toria.leitch@btopenworld.com.

Lifestyle Letting & Management, 1 North Parade Avenue, Oxford–Park Town, £1,500 p.c.m. Unique tenant required for exquisite 2- bedroom grade II listed conversion, with beautiful conservatory. Available unfurnished from mid-Nov. Contact Sarah on 01865 554577, fax: 01865 554578, e-mail: lifestlye- lettings@dial.pipex.com. Web site: www.letitbetter.co.uk. Tastefully furnished Edwardian terrace house in central Woodstock: 2 bedrooms, lovely bathroom, large lounge, kitchen, garden and patio. Available early Nov. £700 p.c.m. Call Steve on 01993 813185.

Hayfield Road, central North Oxford: 30 metre garden with roses and quince tree backing onto Oxford canal with trap grounds and reed beds beyond. This is an idyllic spot for a non-smoking couple seeking rural tranquillity within easy walking distance of the University and city centre. Open plan living and dining room with piano; fully fitted kitchen; 2 bedrooms, bathroom and WC upstairs. £975 p.c.m. View at www.portholland.com/Hayfield.html and then e-mail: GabrielAmherst@btopenworld.com.

£1,200 p.m–4 bedrooms: attractive 2-storey home in Islip village; large living room, working fireplace, kitchen with oil-fired Aga, electric stove, dishwasher, washing machine. Off-road parking, garage, shared garden. Suit family/post graduate/professional sharers. Contact: 01865 372223.

Delightful fully furnished centrally heated 3-bedroom modified 19th- century farm cottage with 1.8 acre garden, to let from 1 Jan.,–mid-April 2003. Located less than 1 mile from the Headington roundabout. Has its own wood and brook! Ideal for visiting academic. Rent £950 p.m. Please contact Prof. Nick White, e-mail: fnnjw@diamond.mahidol.ac.th, or tel. his secretary in Oxford on 01865 220970.

Three-bedroom East Oxford house available for 3 month let to tidy tenant, Jan.,–Mar. Willingness to allow occasional access to estate agents compensated by low rent of £500 p.m. plus bills. Contact e-mail: hilary_coulby@yahoo.co.uk.

Three bedroom semi-detached house for rent as of 1 Dec. Located in Marston close to shops and pubs, 10 minutes from central Oxford: includes microwave, washing machine, c.h. Rent £750 p.c.m. Property is managed by QB Management. For more information contact: Suzana Straus, tel: 275270 (day), 751623 (eves.) or e-mail: suzana.straus@bioch.ox.ac.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 Rd., 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

Lifestyle Letting & Management, 1 North Parade Avenue, Oxford–Rewley Road, £895 p.c.m. Smartly presented 2-bedroom first-floor apartment with parking close to the rail station and city centre. Available furnished, immediately. Contact Sarah on 01865 554577, fax: 01865 554578, e-mail: lifestyle- lettings@dial.pipex.com, Web site: www.letitbetter.co.uk.

Large apartment available in Rawlinson Road with 1 bedroom, living room, separate study and brand new kitchen, situated on 2nd floor of this beautiful period house. Fully furnished to a high standard in keeping with the rest of the house. Ideal for visiting academic as well located for access to City centre and also has very quiet atmosphere for working from home. Available now at £900 p.c.m. incl. of council tax and utilities. Please contact Julia on 01865 311011, e-mail: julian@finders.co.uk.

One-bedroom furnished first-floor apartment in Old Marston: large living room, double bedroom, kitchen and bathroom. Off-street parking, on bus route into central Oxford. Suit single person or couple. Available 15 Nov. £650 p.c.m. For further details of this and other properties listed in our portfolio please contact Finders Keepers, 27 St Clements, Oxford OX4 1BZ. Tel.: 01865 200012. E-mail: Gay Hawley at gayh@finders.co.uk, or visit our Web site: www.finders.co.uk.

Central North Oxford in prime location: attractive 1-bedroom (double) fully-furnished flat to let for 3 months from mid-Jan.; possibility of extension if required. Suit non-smoking professional £1,000 p.c.m. to inc. services (excl. telephone). Tel.: 01865 512149.

London–North Ealing: spacious 3-bedroom, first-floor flat in conservation area, close to Ealing North and West Acton tubes, with easy access to North Circular Road and M40. Modern kitchen and bathroom, large living room; part furnished, large wardrobes, wood floors. Character building in green surrounds. £1,500 p.m. Tel.: 0794 1176346, e-mail: vidinova@talk21.com.

Basement studio flat in Victorian house, just south of Summertown. Own access; fully furnished; shower room, modern kitchenette, telephone, TV aerial. £400 p.c.m. incl. of c.h. and council tax, excl. electricity. Suitable 1 quiet non- smoking post graduate/doctor/academic. To let from mid-Nov. Tel.: 07968 567651 eves., view at weekends.

Central north Oxford in prime location: attractive 1 double bedroom fully-furnished flat to let for 3 months from mid-Jan., possibility of extension if required. Suit non-smoking professional £1,000 p.c.m. to incl. services (excl. tel.). Easy walking distance university buildings, town, parks, etc. Tel.: 01865 512149.

Central north Oxford: 10 minutes' walk from city centre, all main university buildings and parks, and very close to the river. Available now for short/long let. Completely newly refurbished ground-floor flat to very high standard, new bathroom, new John Lewis kitchen with washer, dishwasher, dryer, etc., in extremely quiet, civilised, large Victorian house in this exclusive, leafy residential suburb, with large, light airy rooms. Double bedroom, single bedroom, drawing-room, kitchen, bathroom. Available Dec., a second-floor flat for short/long let with large double bedroom, large drawing room, kitchen , bathroom. Off-street parking, large secluded garden. Tel./fax: 01865 552400.

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Serviced Accommodation

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

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Accommodation Offered

Flexible short-term apartment hire in the centre of Oxford: fully furnished inc. bedlinen and towels; fully equipped kitchen; TV/Video/CD/Cassette/Radio; telephone. Rates from £300 p.w. incl. of utility bills (except telephone calls). Tel.: 01865 557529; e-mail: oxfordbase@yahoo.co.uk.

Looking for accommodation close to Oxford? Room to let in idyllic period cottage in Kidlington: loft bedroom with desk/working area to let in 250 year-old cottage; inglenook fireplace (and c.h.), exposed beams, lovely garden; bathroom, kitchen, living room. Suit non-smoking female. Located 2 minutes' walk from the shops and restaurants in Kidlington, the main Oxford buses stop at end of lane, city centre about 20 minutes. Landlady in residence only 1 night per week, so whole house effectively for use by tenant. £550 p.c.m. inc. bills. Tel.: Vanessa Whitting on 01865 382327 for a viewing.

Central north Oxford: bed and breakfast. Very pleasant, comfortable quiet room, easy walking distance to University Parks, colleges and university departments, theatres, restaurants, etc. Colour TV, tea-/coffee-making facilities. £30 single; £55 double including full English breakfast. Tel./fax: 01865 512149, e-mail: dorothymyers@gn.apc.org.

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

Finders Keepers is celebrating its 30th year as Oxfordshire's leading letting agent, providing a specialist service to both landlords and tenants throughout the Oxfordshire and the surrounding counties. With experienced letting and management teams Finders Keepers provide a high standard of service to all our clients. If you would like more information about Finders Keepers' services please contact us at our Head Office at 226 Banbury Road, Summertown, Oxford, OX2 7BY, tel.: (00 44) 1865 311011, or visit the Finders Keepers Web site at www.finders.co.uk.

Available by the week for visitors to Oxford: self-contained, fully- furnished studio flat, centrally located in Kingston Road. En suiteshower, toilet and washbasin, and fully-equipped kitchen area. Sleeps 2. £300 p.w. all inc. British Tourist Board approved 3 Stars. For further information tel.: 01865 516913 or visit: http://www.oxfordcity.co.uk/accom/studioflat.

Delightful rooms in North Oxford available now. £55 p.w. Book by telephone or fax: 01865 511657 or e-mail: mcadex@gofornet.co.uk.

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Accommodation Sought

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

All Souls College seeks large 3-bedroom flat or house, preferably in North Oxford although all central areas considered for visiting academic and family from Jan.,–July 2003. Please contact the Manciple, All Souls College, High Street, Oxford OX1 4AI. Tel.: 01865 279315, fax: 01865 289108 or e-mail: manciple@all- souls.ox.ac.uk.

Honest and trustworthy woman looking for a room in Oxford to use as an artist's (painting) studio. Somewhere to work at weekends/evenings as fully employed by University. No comforts or furnishings required, must have light, space and water. E- mail: process_artist@yahoo.co.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 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.

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Holiday Lets

Venice holiday home to rent weekly or termly: an independent mini- flat fully equipped for four in a convenient area between railway station and Rialto bridge near shops, restaurants and boat stops; half an hour by train from Padova. It consists of a small bedroom for 2 and a pleasant living area with divan bed, leading to kitchen area. Carefully furnished by an Anglo-Italian couple who will post further details incl. photos. Tel.: 00 39 644 230361; e-mail: fervas@tiscalinet.it. Euros 390 weekly, inc. services. Reduced rates for terms.

Ski chalet-French Alps-St Gervais Mont Blanc: catered chalet ideally located for rapid access to the resorts of Megeve, Les Contamines, St Gervais, Chamonix and an hour from Geneva Airport, prices from £295 incl. of : half board, airport transfer, mountain host, transport and full advisory service. Contact Dave Edwards, 01993 878132, e-mail: chalet667@aol.com. More details: www.holidayrentals.com.

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

Tuscany, Italy: short or long-term rents, beautifully restored 2-storey country house on the top of a hill by large vineyard and olive trees, 5 bedrooms (with up to 8 beds), 2 bathrooms, kitchen, lounge, sitting-room, private swimming pool, garden, cable, VCR, Internet. Wonderful and quiet, in the Chianti area, only 5 mins., drive from Chiusi town, shops, railway/motorway, 1 hour from Rome and Florence, 30 mins., from Siena. E- mail: marino@demata.tuscany.it, tel.: + 39 055 602044, + 39 328 7133951, Web site: www.demata.tuscany.it.

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Flat for Sale

Summertown: smart, sunny 1-bedroom ground-floor flat with independent entrance, situated in private gated courtyard of only 10 flats; entrance lobby, living/dining room, fitted kitchen, inner hallway, bedroom and bathroom, with ample storage space. Private off-road parking space and communal gardens. Very comfortable and quiet, convenient location 3 mintues from Summertown shops, restaurants and gym. Offers in the region of £175,000. E-mail: mcintosc@oup.co.uk, tel.: 01865 354184.

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For Sale

Compaq Presario 1635 laptop, £500, with manual, 4 years old; new digital video camera DCR-PC5E PAL Sony, used twice, £900 (cost £1,000 + 3 year cover plan of £200); BMW Z3 1997 2.8 top spec., black and tan leather, CD changer, expanding family forces sale, £18,000. Contact Emma: 01865 558441 or 07815 899451.

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