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The National Blood Service

There will be a university staff blood donor session on Tues., 10 Feb., in the Assembly Room, Town Hall, St Aldates. Morning session runs from: 10 a.m. until 12.25 p.m. Afternoon session runs from 2 p.m. until 4.25 p.m. Do something amazing today–Give Blood. Please call 0845 7 711 711. You can visit us at, or on BBC2, Ceefax page 465.

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d'Overbroeck's College Open Morning

Join us for our Open Morning on Sat., 7 Feb., from 10 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. for information on Years 9–11 and Sixth Form entry. This is an informal event which gives students and parents an opportunity to have a look around the College, meet our teaching staff and some of our current students. Based in north Oxford, d'Overbroeck's is one of the largest and most successful co-educational independent colleges in the UK. For further information about us, please contact the College Office on 01865 310000 or visit our Web site at

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Oxford University Newcomers' Club

The Club welcomes the wives, husbands, and partners of visiting scholars, graduates and members of the University who are new to Oxford. It aims to offer help, advice and information, and the opportunity to meet others socially. Informal coffee mornings are held at 13 Norham Gardens every Wednesday in term, also on the Wednesday before term starts, the Wednesday after the end of term and during the summer holidays. Newcomers with children (0-4 years) meet every Friday in term from 10-15 a.m. to 12 midday. Other term time activities include a Book Group, informal Conversation Group, and tours to colleges, museums, and other places of interest, also country walks and garden trips. Secondhand items can be bought on Wed. mornings 10.30 a.m. to 12 midday from the equipment room–open all year except for 2 weeks at Christmas and Easter. Visit our Web site:

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St Giles' Thursday Lunchtime Talks

Hilary Term 2004: Artists and their Inspiration. 22 Jan., Dodos, Dogs and Saints, Susan Moxley; 29 Jan, Adventures with Porcelain and Light, Margaret O'Rorke; 5 Feb., Following my Nose, Alec Peever; 12 Feb., A Painter's Progress, Ken Messer; 19 Feb., Title to be announced, Nick Mynheer; 26 Feb., Discovering the Creativity Within, Valerie Petts; 4 March, Contemporary Art and Catharsis, Mark Cazalet; 11 March, Title to be announced, roger Wagner; 18 March, Seeing Music; Hearing Colour, Mark Rowan-Hull. The talks will be held in St Giles' Church at 12.30 p.m. Everyone is welcome. In order to help us with our costs, a small donation would be appreciated. Web site:

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Society for Graduates

Hilary Term 2004. Meetings are held on Fridays at 8 p.m. in the Okinaga Room in Wadham College, Parks Road. Visitors are welcome. Graduates of any university and of all ages are eligible for membership; 23 Jan., The Oxford International Biomedical Centre: a solution to some of the world's problems, Prof. C.A. Pasternak, Director OIBC; 30 Jan., Wildlife filming behind the scenes, Neil Bromhall, wildlife cameraman; 6 Feb., From the Turin Shroud to the Iceman: carbon dating by AMS, Dr Elspeth Garman, Reader in Biophysics; 13 Feb., Henry Underhill, 1855-1920, Antiquarian and Grocer of Oxford, Megan Price, Wolfson; 20 Feb., The death of an elephant, Dr Malcolm Coe, Tropical Ecologist; 27 Feb., Inheritance Tax–the voluntary tax?, Catherine Milne, tax accountant; 5 Mar., The History of Locks and Keys, Peter Forbes, Peter Forbes Antiques; 12 Mar., Lowell Thomas, the man who turned T.E. Lawrence into a heroic victor of WWI, Ian Gourlay, member of the T.E. Lawrence Society. President: Anita Segar, 01865 730574. Subscriptions: Members £5 per term; Visitors, £1.50 per meeting.

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Saturday 31 Jan., 8 p.m. Sheldonian Theatre: Brahms Series. Brahms symphony no 3 in F major, Op. 90; Piano concerto no. 2 in B flat major, Op. 83. The Oxford Philomusica Orchestra; Marios Papadopoulos, piano; Paul Mann, conductor. Tickets: £30, £24, £17, £10. Book online at, Box Office 01865 305305.

The Oxford Millennium Orchestra plays Richard Strauss: 1st Horn Concerto (soloist Charlie Wilson); Dvorak: Symphony No 9 in E minor 'From the New World'; Phillip A. Cooke: Five Mythical Creatures. Conductor Nicholas Mumby. Tues. 17 Feb., 8 p.m. Sheldonian Theatre. Tickets £12/£10, £5 available from the Oxford Playhouse on 01865 305305 or

The Oxford Millennium Orchestra plays Baroque Classics. J.S.Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No 5, Cantata 82 `Ich habe genug', Toccata and fugue in D minor; Albinoni: Adagio in G minor. Harpsichord, Jonathan Wikeley, Baritone, David Somerville Wright, conductor/organ, Nicholas Mumby. Sat., 31 Jan., 8 p.m., Merton College Chapel. Tickets £8, £4 (concessions) available from the Oxford Playhouse on 01865 305305 or

University Church of St Mary the Virgin: St John Passion, J.S. Bach, with congregational chorales, 3 March, 7.30 p.m. Soloists: James Bowman, James Gilchrist, Claire Booth, The Band of Instruments, The University Church Choir, directed by Ryan Wigglesworth. £12 central nave and gallery/£8 side aisles. Concessions £8/£7.

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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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Antiques Bought and Sold

Antiques and decorative objects bought and sold: desks and library furniture always wanted, also garden stonework. Please call: Greenway Antiques, 90 Corn Street, Witney, Oxon. Open Mon.,–Fri., 9.30 a.m.–5 p.m., Sat., 10 a.m.–4 p.m. Tel.: 01993 705026, mobile: 07831 585014.

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Periodicals Bought and Sold

Back-issues of scholarly periodicals and journals bought and sold. Graham Jeffrey, Periodicals (est. 1967), 29 Cuddesdon Road, Horspath, Oxford, OX33 1JD. Tel.: 01865 872528, fax: 776398. E-mail:

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Personal Training Services

One of the highest qualified exercise and nutritional consultant/personal trainers in the UK. 35 years' experience. M.Sc. Biomechanics & Applied Human Movement; B.Sc. (Hons 1st) Sports Nutrition; Adv. Dip in Clinical Stress Management; Adv. Dip in Clinical Sports Therapy. Member of the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences. Member of the 'International Society of Biomechanics'. Expert attention for tone, weight loss, injury and rehabilitation and performance, from total novice levels to advanced, regardless of sex, age or physical limitations. Web site:

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Services Offered

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:, also at: 94 London Rd., Oxford. Tel.: 01865 741729, fax: 01865 742431, e-mail:

Conservation and restoration specialists Oxford Conservation Associates provide a comprehensive conservation and restoration service to colleges and private clients; from furniture to clocks; books to ceramics; paintings and gilding. Whatever your requirement call 01295 750998 for the right expert. E-mail:

Luker Bros (Removals and Storage) Ltd. Storage of personal effects for as little as £5 + VAT per week. Weekly deliveries to mainland Europe. Shipping services to all worldwide destinations. Contact: Matthew Elbro on 01865 740709 or e-mail:

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

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

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Situations Vacant

Culham Institute is an educational development and research institute concerned with RE and Church schools. We have a small core staff based in the Educational Studies Dept of Oxford University and an extensive national network and range of collaborative projects. We require i) an Operations Manager to be responsible for running the office, undertaking the bookkeeping and acting in an executive assistant's capacity to the Director. This post, available initially for up to 12 months to cover maternity leave, will provide an excellent broad-based experience for career development. Salary £18,500–£21,000 + 10% pension contribution. ii) a Graduate Assistant to support our work especially in the areas of database management, multimedia learning resource and Web site development, and marketing. An ideal wide scope post for an aspiring graduate. Salary £15,500–£17,500 + 10% pernsion contribution. Further details from Alexandra Sears, Culham Institute, 15 Norham Gardens, Oxford OX2 6PY. Tel.: 01865 284 885. Fax: 01865 284 886. E-mail: Web site:

Two part-time posts vacant–Horspath After-school club. Venue: Horspath Methodist Chapel and Meeting Place. i) Play Supervisor (14 hrs p.w. @ £8.50 p.h.). ii) Play Worker (12 hours p.w.@ £6.50 p.h.). For full details contact Shirley Flack 01865 872616.

Oxford University Library Services, Sackler Library: Reader Services, Library Assistant. Clerical & Library Grade 2 (term-time). This is a part-time permanent position on the Reader Services desk of the Sackler Library. We require someone with a flexible apporach for reading room duties, shelving and general clerical work. 25 hours per wee. Mon.–Fri. late morning and early afternoon, weeks 0–9 (30 weeks per year). However the hours may be open to negotiation. Further details are avialable from the Administrator, Sackler Library, OX1 2LG (e-mail: Closing date: 28 January. Probable interview date: 6 February.

Re-advertisement: Caretaker. We are seeking to appoint a full time caretaker, to have responsibility for the practical duties of this much visited, very central Oxford church. The job is varied and involves cleaning, general maintenance, as well as setting up for concerts and meetings and some gardening. Must be independent , absolutely reliable and responsible and prepared to undertake some cleaning duties and other handyman tasks. Pleasant working environment. Salary £13,000. Please apply in writing to: The University Church, High Street, Oxford OX1 4AH, or by e-mail:, from whom further particulars are available.

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Houses to Let

Waterways, North Oxford (Canal side). Walking distance centre; newly built 4-bedroom town house, part furnished, 2 en suitebathrooms and family bathroom, conservatory, gardens and garage. £1,695 p.c.m. To view call Premier, 01865 792299.

Hawkswell Gardens, North Oxford: 4-bedroom 1950s house, in original style, and excellent order. A house of character. Fully furnished and equipped. No smokers or pets. Ideal for University family. Negotiable rent, around £1,200 p.c.m. Premier, 01865 735054 to view.

Charming period cottage, Westcott Barton, 14 miles north-west of Oxford, in a quiet corner of the village. Attractively furnished and well equipped. Two bedrooms (1 double bedroom 1 spare bedroom/dressing room/study). Beams, inglenook fireplace, wood-burning stove, gas c.h., country antiques, washer/drier, fridge/freezer, bath/shower, small walled south-facing garden. Wonderful place to write. Available late April. E-mail:

Charlbury (frequent trains to Oxford/London), magnificent Grade II Listed Cotswold stone house in enclosed courtyard/garden. Large kitchen, utility, dining room, living room, 4 large bedrooms, study/bedroom 5, 2 bathrooms. From March for 1 year or more. £1,800 p.c.m. Tel.: Simpson, 01608 810818.

Temple Cowley, newly renovated and furnished Victorian house with garden, close to local amenities; 1–2 reception rooms; 3 bedrooms (1 with en suiteshower and toilet); fitted kitchen with dishwasher and w/machine. Available mid-Aug. to end Dec. 04. £825 p.m. plus bills. Ideal for professionals and family. Tel.: Yasmin Sidhwa on 01865 711341 or e-mail :

North Oxford furnished house available from 1 Sept., for 1 year or less. Charming, cosy, quiet, easy to maintain, fully furnished house in Jericho/north Oxford. Walk to university, train and coach stations, near best schools, parks, c.h., recently re- decorated, secluded garden, 2½ bathrooms, washing machine, drier, telephone, linen, dishes; 2 bedrooms £1,250 p.m. or 3 bedrooms £1,500 p.m (includes bedsit with separate kitchen and entrance). Contact: Oxford: J.Mackrell (eves. or 7-8 a.m.), 01865 775567, e-mail:; Canada: A. Gaston, tel.: 001 613 745 1368, fax: 001 613 745 0299, e-mail:

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.: 01865 764533, fax: 764777, e-mail:

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Flats to Let

Ridgemont Close, Woodstock Road, north Oxford. Walking distnace and excellent buses to city centre. Roomy 3-bedroom apartments, excellent condition, with garage. Furnished, newly decorated, and super value for money. £995 p.c.m. with offers invited. To view call Premier 01865 792299.

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Self-catering Apartments

Fully furnished and serviced 3 and 4-star self-catering apartments available in North Oxford; 15 minutes' from Oxford city centre. Suitbale for short lets for visiting academics or business people. From £330 per week all inclusive. Sleeps 2–5 people. Tel.: 07870 234725. Web site: E-mail:

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Accommodation Offered

Room available during term time in quiet family home. Located in Stratford Street, East Oxford, near the University Sports Ground. Only 20 minutes' walk to city centre. Free internet access, room cleaned weekly, bedding supplied. Tel.: 01865 721240.

Large double room in friendly house in Jericho, shared with professional couple. Available from 1 Feb. £440 p.c.m. plus bills. For information call Rosana on 01865 554108 (after 7 p.m.).

Delightful rooms in North Oxford available now. Short stay (up to 6 weeks). £55 p.w. Book by telephone or fax: 01865 511657 or e-mail:

Academic on sabbatical seeks tenant for beautiful 2-bedroom home in East Oxford. In exchange for a very reasonable rent, inclusive of all bills, you will have access to a large living room, kitchen/diner with washing machine; double bedroom, and bathroom with shower. The property would suit a visiting academic and is available late Jan., until Sept. Contact:, or call 01865 722277 for further details.

College & County have a range of quality properties to let in Oxford. Contact: to see how we can meet your accommodation needs.

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.

Oxford B & B: attractive, quiet and convenient home from home. Per night, single £38, double £50. Weekly rate less 20%. Monthly rates negotiable. Tel.: 01865 770501, e-mail:

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Accommodation Sought

Senior New Zealand diplomat coming to Oxford on sabbatical for the period mid-April to Mid-July is seeking to rent a furnished house or apartment, preferably centrally located. Two bedrooms, garage not needed. Please contact Richard Grant at:, or phone 00 64 4 499 0 566.

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

College & County is seeking to increase their portfolio of high quality Oxford property suitable for post graduate and academic lets. Ethical letting Works! A high level of personalised service and a less adversarial approach is in the interest of all. Would you like us to let and manage your house for you? Contact:

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Accommodation Sought to Exchange

House swap required: Our 3-bedroom, 2 bathroom detached 1 storey house with garden, in central north Oxford, is within walking distance of the town centre/university, and close to the park. We would like to exchange it for a large house or flat in the south east area of Barcelona for 2/3 weeks from 1 July. Tel.: 01865 556980 or e-mail:

Melbourne–Oxford house and car swap wanted mid-May to end Sept. Three bedroom house with study and fast internet access. Convenient location for University and most main hospitals in Melbourne. Excellent public transport links. E-mail:

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Holiday Lets

Venice, San Marco: our sunny flat in ancient Grand Canal palazzo sleeps 4-6. Beamed ceiling, antique furniture, modern kitchen, dishwasher, washer/dryer, phone/fax, CD/radio, Sat., to Sat., £795. Details: name, address to, 07932 606170 or fax 0039 0125 627835.

Paris: 2-bedroom, double reception flat, available July and Aug. Minimum 1 week. £350 p.w. Cheaper terms for longer stays: 12th arrondissement, near the Bois de Vincennes, the Bercy complex and the `coulée verte'; Metro `Michel Bizot'. Very elegant, attractively furnished with character features (large windows, high ceilings, parquet floors), balcony and lift. Entirely renovated with all mod cons. Washing machine,drier, dishwasher, microwave, separate WC, TV, video, CD player. Digicode and interphone. No children (but baby OK). Non smokers only. Phone 01865 769967 for pictures and availability.

Normandy: charming, sympathetically furnished, half-timbered cottage with a pretty garden, in the Normandy countryside. Sleeps 7 (4 bedrooms). Comfortable and fully equipped (including for children; also a downstairs double bedroom suitable for the elderly); an excellent base for exploring the Pays d'Auge region, and only 30 minutes from good sandy beaches. Available all the year round. £250–£600 p.w. Tel., or fax Impey 0033 231 32 87 92.

Luxury flat on a golf course for rent in Alicante, Spain. Fantastic location close to sandy beach (15 minute walk) and airport (14 km). Terrace overlooking the 15th hole of Alicante golf course. Two bedrooms, 2 shower/bathrooms. Apartment exquisitely finished and fully equipped (TV, washing machine, dryer, oven, microwave). Amenities include, tennis, squash, jacuzzi, steam bath, pool, children's area, etc. Available from July. Contact: for info and pictures.

Holiday house in Catalonia: well appointed 4-bedroom house in the unspoilt Catalonian village of Regencos (about 65 miles north-east of Barcelona, and 4 miles inland) near Palafrugell; available throughout the summer of 2004. Several superb beaches within a radius of 6 miles. The house, which sleeps 7, is on 2 floors, each of which forms a self-contained flat with kitchen, bathroom and lounge/dining area. The ground floor has a large double bedroom and a single, while the upper floor has a similar double bedroom and a twin-bedded room. Attractive roof garden with beautiful views over the surrounding countryside. Spanish maid visits every Sunday and by private arrangement will cook delicious meals. Prices: £400 p.w., £750 per fortnight, £1,400 per 4-week period. Ring Dr Charles Mould 01993 810035 (fax 01993 810486) or e-mail: for further particulars.

Tuscan Hills: in superb situation near Siena our own restored farmhouse standing amidst its own olives and vineyard. Spectacular hill and forest views. Walking, are, food and wine abundant. Easy access to cities. Very peaceful with full services (but no pool). Sleeps up to 8. Reasonable rates. Tel./Fax: 01252 660899. E-mail:

Tuscany: family owned Wine Estate, producing highly recognised wines, olive oil and cheese: offers ancient farmhouse and apartments accommodation 2 up to 12+. Secluded rural setting, half hour central Florence. Contact: tel./fax: 0039 055 824 9120. E-mail:

Cottage in rural Normandy: sleeps 6. All details at Tel.: 0033 231 92 4712.

Rome: apartment for holiday or longer stays: 1-bedroom, Pigneto District, 15 minutes by bus from city centre; convenient; well located; well equipped; off roads accommodation. Linens and cleaning included. £200 p.w., £600 p.m. Contact: 01865 728830 or e-mail:

Andalucia Gaucin: Casa Alta, a delightful private house in white mountain village to let while author/owner away; 2 double bedrooms; 2 bathrooms; large living area with open fireplace; fully fitted kitchen leading on to terracem with magical views over valleys to coast and mountains of Africa. Very comfortably furnished, TV, video, washing machine, deep freeze, excellent maid by arrangement. £450–£550 p.w.; reduction for longer lets. Also Casa Flora, a self-contained guest house to Casa Alta. Separate entrance. Large studio with double bed, en suitebathroom, and french windows on to terrace with same wonderful views. Sleeps 2–3. Plus single bedroom with en suiteshower. Nice kitchen with wood stove, fridge, washing machine etc. Price according to season £200-£300 p.w. Tel.: 01985 844560 , e-mail:, tel: 00 34 95 215 11 11 or e-mail:

Experience the Greek islands of Sporades with Thalpos Holidays. Local villa specialist offers lovely houses and villas in the beautiful islands of Skopelos and Alonissos in the Aegean Sea. Whether you are 2 or 20 persons in the party , and whether you wish to stay in the picturesque town, by the clear blue sea or in the breathtaking countryside, we have just what you are looking for. With more than 10 years of experience we are proud to offer high quality holidays and the very best service. See our programme for 2004 on:, or contact us on e-mail: Tel.: 0030 24240 29036. Fax: 0030 24240 23057.

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For Sale

For sale because of move: double bed, as new with pine headboard £220; light wood desk £30; Jay-Be folding single bed, hardly used £65; Edwardian mahogany wardrobe with inlay £200; Edwardian mahogany chest of drawers with inlay (owned by a Cornish Admiral) £750; dark oak 'filing cabinet' £60; pine chest £60; pine bedside table with drawer £35; Hoover £20; small 2-seater blue sofa £95; large 2-seater russet coloured Parker Knoll sofa £490; pine dressing table mirrow with drawer £55; pine chest of drawers £75; electric carpet cleaner £45; small pine storage boxes with 6 drawers, £10 each; lamp with shade £10; tall pine bookshelf £45; brass and copper plant pots £10 each; piano stool £30; Sanyo microwave oven £25; red hanging rail on wheels £18; tall fan £25; garden stone urns £60 each; bags of coal/wood £5. Books, and other household items. All prices o.n.o. Tel.: 07770 738 977; e-mail:

Coats and jackets for sale: Prada brown leather coat size M (male) worn once only £300 (cost £1,600); Prada brown hooded Gore-Tex jacket with removable black hooded and quilted inner jacket Size M (male) £50; Prada navy long line warm lines Gore-Tex jacket size M (male) hardly worn £50; Mulberry rust coloured duffel coat worn once £100 (Cost £550) women's size M. Tel.: 01865 227135. E-mail:

Powermac G4 Cube with matching 17 inch monitor, hi-fi speakers, keyboard and optical mouse. Smart, small and silent. 250MB RAM, 20GB hard disk. Bundled software including OS X, Microsoft Office, AppleWorks, Virtual PC emulation. £490 o.n.o. Tel.: 01865 552225.

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Retirement Flat for Sale

Large, light ground-floor flat in warden run residence in Summertown, North Oxford. Ideal for a couple or single person. £65,000 + £550 p.c.m. service charge to include food, heating etc. Further details, tel.: 01223 357778 or 0117 9372511. n

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