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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 10.30 a.m.–12 noon except for two weeks at Christmas and Easter. Newcomers with children (0–4 years) meet every Friday in term 10.15 a.m.–12 noon. Other term-time activities include a Book Group, informal Conversation Group and tours to colleges, museums, and other places of interest, also country walks, garden trips and a visit to an antique centre. Second-hand items can be bought on Wednesday mornings 10.30 a.m.–12 noon from the equipment room. Visit our website: www.ox.ac.uk/staff.

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Concert

Gala Concert. Oxford Welsh Male Voice Choir and special guests Risca Male Choir and soloist perform on Sat., 20 Nov., 7 p.m in Keble College Chapel. Tickets (£10/£9) available from Modern Music, High Street, Abingdon; Oxford Music Shop, St Aldates, Oxford; and Music Stand, High Street, Witney.

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Exhibition

Nineteenth and Twentieth Century British Printmakers. Sanders of Oxford, in association with Hilary Gerrish and Neil Jennings Ltd, presents an exhibition of graphic works by important British printmakers including Bevan, Brangwyn, Nash, Nevinson, William Nicholson, Ravilious, Sickert and J.M.W. Turner. Free admission. Friday 1 Oct.–23 Oct. Mon–Sat., 10 a.m.–6p.m. 104 High Street, Oxford OX1 4BW. Tel.: 01865 242590. Email: SOXINFO@btclick.com. www.sandersofoxford.com.

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Volunteers Sought

Would you be willing to take part in our studies on diet and blood fats? We are studying links between diet and heart disease. If you are healthy and aged 18–65 years, we would like to hear from you. Please contact Alex or Mary at OCDEM, Churchill Hospital. Tel.: 01865 857262. Email: enquiries@oxlip.ox.ac.uk.

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Cafe Zouk

Mughal Indian cuisine: 1st floor, 135 High Street, Oxford. From our kitchen to your table, we would like to bring you herbs, spices, roots, beauty, fragrances and the Mughal tradition of passion for good food. Tel.: 01865 251600. Open: daily 12 p.m. to 2.30 p.m. and 5.30 p.m. to 11.30 p.m. Web site: http://www.cafezouk.co.uk.

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Study Day

The Rediscovery of Ancient Egypt: The Pioneering Years. Bristol, Sat. 20 Nov. Full day: £25, half day: £15. Speakers include Dr Aidan Dodson (University of Bristol), John Ruffle (former Keeper of The Oriental Museum, University of Durham), Dr John Taylor (British Museum), Dr Patricia Usick (British Museum). All welcome. For booking form email R.Silvester@bristol.ac.uk or send SAE to Rosemary Silvester, 69 High Kingsdown, Bristol BS2 8EP.

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St Giles' Thursday Lunchtime Talks

Please note new order of lectures: The Art of Writing: 14 Oct., Sneaking past the guard dogs: avoiding the enemies of writing, Salley Vickers; 21 Oct., Kiosks and obelisks: poems as structures, Jamie McKendrick; 28 Oct., The splinter of ice, Veronica Stallwood; 4 Nov., Writing the past: an Oxford childhood, Charlotte Mendelson; 11 Nov., Writing a crime novel, P.D. James; 18 Nov., Working with three prime ministers and the rest of the world, Douglas Hurd; 25 Nov., Writing the story of a life, Shirley du Boulay; 2 Dec., Speedy's dog: poetry and place, Henry Shukman; 9 Dec., Writing, reading: escape or engagement?, Tim Pears. The talks will be held at 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. www.st-giles-church.org.

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Antiques Bought and Sold

Antiques and decorative objects bought and sold: desks and library furniture always wanted, also garden stonework and large gilt picture frames—any condition. 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: gjeffreysatu@aol.com.

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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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D'Overbroeck's College Open Morning

Join us for our Open Morning on Sat., 16 Oct., from 10 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. for information on direct entry into Sixth Form, entry at age 13 (Year 9), and—starting in Sept. 2005—entry at age 11 (Year 7). This is an informal event which gives students and parents an opportunity to have a look at 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 website at www.doverbroecks.com.

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Services Offered

Marshall & Galpin Solicitors, Family Department. We are an established Oxfordshire private client firm with offices in Oxford, Thame and Abingdon. We have seven specialist family lawyers who advise on a wide range of issues: divorce and separation, children, financial agreements on divorce, pre-nuptial agreements, cohabitee disputes, separation agreements and pensions. Our lawyers are members of the Solicitors Family Law Association. Two members of the team are Deputy District Judges and three are trained mediators. We offer a range of competitive rates and a short free initial interview. French, Spanish and Italian spoken. Other services provided by the firm include property adviceconveyancing, wills & probate, personal injury & medical negligence, employment and businesscommercial. For further information visit our web site at: www.marshallgalpin.com or contact Mary Wakem on 01865 792300 (Oxford), Simon Bassett on 01235 555345 (Abingdon), James Stonham 01844 261966 (Thame).

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, email: summertown@020.mbe.uk.com, also at: 94 London Rd., Oxford. Tel.: 01865 741729, fax: 01865 742431, email: 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).

Proof-reading/copy-editing offered by experienced and published English graduate (First Class). Academic, business, general. Call Julie on 01865 451960 or email oxenglish@aol.com.

Specialist advisers to academics. Colin Coates & Partners offer tax and accounting services including professorial salary review and retirement covering The Universities Superannuation Scheme. Tel.: 01934 844133. Email: info@ccptax.com. See www.ccptax.com.

Blenheim House Creche. Quality childcare in a safe, happy and caring environment, for children aged 6 months to 4 years. Open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Mon.–Fri. Places available from 2 sessions up to full time. Conveniently situated for Woodstock Road, Banbury Road, Lynams and Esporta. Open morning on Sat. 9 Oct., 9.30 a.m.–11.30 a.m. Call Mrs Susan Palmer on 01865 554526 or email susanpalmer.1@btopenworld.com.

Visit St Philip's Books at 82 St Aldates, Oxford (next to Reservoir Books). We specialise in rare and second-hand books in the humanities, especially theology and history, also literature and philosophy. Open Mon.–Sat., 10 a.m.–5p.m. Free catalogues on request. Good prices paid for large or small collections. Please call Christopher Zealley on 01865 202182. www.stphilipsbooks.co.uk.

Hypnotherapy is a natural and gentle way to improve both your emotional and physical health. Symptoms treated include stress, insomnia, smoking, social phobias, fear of public speaking, overweight, IBS, migraines, psoriasis, and much more. To find out how hypnotherapy can help you, contact The Oxford Natural Health Centre's hypnotherapist Mark Witter MA PhD DHP on 07837 121539 or visit his website at www.markwitter.com.

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Tuition Offered

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

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Situations Vacant

Part-time Associate Cataloguer. The Oxford Union Library is seeking an enthusiastic and motivated individual to join its cataloguing team. Your primary task will be to publicise the Library to its readers through high quality cataloguing and user-friendly subject arrangement of its collections. You should have at least 2 years' experience in an academic library and preferably knowledge of cataloguing or a library qualification. Good time management and team skills will be important. £17,000 pro rata. Closing date: 22 Oct. For further details please contact Mrs Su Lockley on 01865 246782. Applications incl. CV, covering letter and names of two referees should be sent to: The Bursar, Oxford Union Society, Frewin Court, Oxford OX1 3JB, or emailed to: bursar@oxford- union.org.

Director for Music Society Choir, Green College. We are seeking to appoint a Director for the choir as soon as possible. There are three concerts each year, which are held during term time, and rehearsals will take place on a weekly basis during term time and in the early evenings. A small remuneration is available. This post would suit a choral scholar or someone with some experience in directing a choir. Keyboard ability would be an advantage. Please contact Jane Rogers, Development Director, Green College, Oxford OX2 6HG to register your interest by Mon., 18 Oct. Tel.: 01865 274777. Email: jane.rogers@green.ox.ac.uk.

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Houses to Let

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 email us with details of your requirements and we will do whatever we can without obligation. Tel.: 01865 764533. Fax: 764777. Email: info@qbman.co.uk.

North Oxford . Fully-furnished 4–5 bedroom family home to let from Christmas '04 to Aug. '05. Family are going abroad for sabbatical. Large west-facing spacious garden with patio and beautiful surrounding trees. Three reception rooms and kitchen/breakfast room and 2 ½ bathrooms. House on west side of popular Woodstock road, overlooking St Edward's playing fields. Easy walking access to Summertown shops and into city centre (cycle path next to house). Port Meadow nearby. Email: douglas.wilkinson@nda.ox.ac.uk or tel.: 01865 513688.

North Oxford (Jericho). Fully-furnished, recently redecorated house, secluded garden, available from 1 Sept. for 1 year or less. Charming, cosy, quiet, c.h., easy to maintain, 2 bedrooms, 2½ bathrooms, washing machine, dryer, telephone, linen, dishes. Easy walk to University, train and coach stations, near best schools and parks. Two bedrooms £1,250 p.m.; 3 bedrooms £1,500 p.m. (inc. bedsit with separate kitchen and entrance). Tel. J. Mackrell in Oxford (evenings or 7--8 a.m.), on: 01865 775567. Email: mackrelj@btopenworld.com. Or contact A. Gaston in Canada: +613 745 1368, fax: +613 745 0299, email: gaston@cyberus.ca.

Oxfordshire. Wing of beautiful country house. Six bedrooms, 2 baths, 2 WCs, kitchen with aga, scullery, larder, laundry room. Three reception rooms. Fully-furnished. South-facing orangerie. Set in parkland with lake. Tennis court. Domestic and garden staff provided. Ideal professional family home. £2,800 p.m. Tel.: 01865 343202.

Normandy: Village au Brun, Notre Dame de Cenilly. Beautiful, fully-furnished three-storey farmhouse with all mod. cons. to let for 1–3 years. Set in 13 acres of farmland. Peaceful yet within 4 kms from Cerisy la Salle (local village); Saint-Lô, Coutance approx. 20 kms; Cherbourg, Bayeux, Mont St Michel and Caen within 100 kms. Ground floor: kitchen/dining room; gas cooker; separate electric oven; microwave; large fridge with separate freezer; g. c.h.; bathroom with w.c.; sitting room. First floor: music room (with grand piano), 2 bedrooms (1 with small office). Second floor: large bedroom; shower room with w.c.; gallery (suitable for office) that overlooks music room below. Open fire in sitting room. Ideal for writer or musician seeking peace and quiet to work. Non-smoker preferred; pets welcome. 800–900 euro p.c.m. For further details please contact Alexander Kok on 00 33 2 33 45 52 16. Fax: 00 33 2 33 17 22 96.

Florence Park. Recently refurbished 1930s house with attractively designed garden. Close to local amenities, park and river. Light and cosy. Furnished and fully equipped, with two large bedrooms and dressing room. Kitchen/diner. Easy access to central Oxford. Available from Sept. for one year or less. Ideal for professional or family. £850 p.c.m. plus bills. Call Jo Dixon on 01865 760907 or 07932 724232. Email: 53netherwoodsroad@tiscali.co.uk.

Wootton, near Woodstock. Delightful period cottage to let in sought after, pretty village. Living room with open fire overlooking rear garden. Stable door to garden. Kitchen with all mod. cons. Double bedroom and large bathroom with panelled bath and electric shower. Loft for storage. Oil-fired c.h. Attractive mature garden. Two garden sheds and brick-built log stove. Good bus and train connections to Oxford. Suit academic/professional couple. Available Oct. for 6 months/1 year. £695 p.m. incl. gardener. (excl. council tax and utility bills). References essential. Contact: Sally Stradling on 01993 812278 or email sally.stradling@ukgateway.net.

Jericho, Oxford. Charming terraced cottage in quiet residential street. Nicely modernised, two bedrooms, bath, shower, open-plan downstairs, patio doors to tiny garden, TV, all appliances, g.c.h. To let completely furnished, with china, linen, etc. Close to canal walks, good primary school, shops, and walking distance to station and city centre. Ideal for sabbatical. All inclusive (incl. council tax), £1,300 p.m. Available from 1 Nov. to June, flexible. Owner teaches in London in wintertime. Details: janet.bell@ucl.ac.uk.

Headington, Kiln Lane. Furnished and newly renovated 2–3 bedroom semi-detached house with c.h., kitchen, bathroom, lounge, dining room, garden, etc. Easy access for bus/car routes to city centre, university departments and the M40 to London. Close to shops, JR, Churchill and Nuffield Orthopaedic hospitals. Would suit professional university or medical couple. Available for rent initially for 1 year, with renewal possible. No smokers or pets. References required. Available now. £800 p.c.m. plus bills. Contact: 01865 735540.

House available now in popular West Oxford street within easy reach of station. Four bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, attractive garden. To let either furnished or unfurnished. £1,400 p.c.m. Contact Alison Measham on 01865 558802 or 07919 336452.

Central North Oxford. Exceptional, spacious 3-bedroom house, available Oct. £1,050 p.m. Suit senior members of University or advanced postgraduates. Tel.: 01865 515520.

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Flats to Let

Central North Oxford: 10 minutes' walk from city centre, all main university buildings and parks, also very close to the river: available now for short/long let in extremely quiet, civilised, large Victorian house in this exclusive, leafy, residential Victorian suburb with large, light airy rooms: lovely ground floor flat, large double bedroom, large single bedroom, large drawing room, kitchen, bathroom. Available now. Off-street parking, large secluded garden. Tel./fax: 01865 552400. Mobile: 07789092274.

Self-contained annex on village green in charming Steventon. One double bedroom and one sitting room or study. Kitchen/bathroom. All mod. cons. Twenty min. by car to Oxford, frequent buses. Must be willing to help for three hours a week, e.g. light gardening/occasional house sitting, in return for moderate rent. Tel.: 01235 831453 or email Irene@ireneandpeter.freeserve.co.uk.

St Margaret's Road. Modern furnished two-bedroom apartment over two floors of a purpose-built block in central North Oxford: double bedroom with wall of wardrobes; single bedroom with built- in closet; bathroom with shower; kitchen with washer/dryer, fridge/freezer and dishwasher; living room; lock-up garage; use of large communal garden. Available to non-smokers from mid-Oct. £850 p.c.m. for one-year lease with possibility of renewal. Email: binney@thphys.ox.ac.uk.

North Oxford . Modern furnished flat on second (top) floor of purpose-built block in Osberton Road, Summertown. Fully furnished and equipped with kitchen utensils, crockery, etc. Washer/dryer, fridge/freezer, g.c.h., shower, garage, and garden use. Living room and two double bedrooms. Available to non- smokers early Oct. £800 p.c.m. for a one-year lease with possibility of renewal. Email: binney@thphys.ox.ac.uk.

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Accommodation Offered

Attractive and quiet B&B. One minute to bus stop, close to river walks. £40 per night/£60 double; 15% discount for full week. Tel.: 01865 770501.

OxfordShortlets offers a portfolio of high quality self-catering short let properties as an excellent alternative to hotel/guesthouse and bed and breakfast accommodation in Oxford and the surrounding villages. We have a wide selection of quality homes available for short stay lets from 1 week up to several months. OxfordShortlets provides property rental on a short-term basis for professional individuals, groups or families requiring housing while visiting Oxford for holiday/vacation, business/academic, relocation purposes or temporary accommodation in between homes. For more information, please contact us on tel: 0870 1602325, fax: 0870 1602327, email: admin@oxfordshortlets.co.uk or visit our website at www.oxfordshortlets.co.uk.

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.

Double bedroom and small study available in house off Iffley Road, close to The Plain. Bathroom, WC, kitchen, two reception rooms and patio garden, shared with one other during week. Suit single professional academic. £450 plus bills. Tel.: 07865954365.

Lodger required. Mon.–Fri. preferred in very comfortable, peaceful family farmhouse in pretty village just north of Kidlington, near A34, 7 min. from North Oxford. Off road parking, use of kitchen, washing machine, TV and shower. £70 p.w. for single occupancy of double room. Would suit post-grad or weekly commuter. Enquiries after 12 Oct. Tel.: 01869 350034 or 07990512006.

Shortlet for four months from the beginning of Oct. Bright, friendly room with own phone/internet connection in Victorian house with garden, off Abingdon Road. Sharing house with female academic. £300 p.c.m. Ideal for visiting academics. Please call 01865 240 782.

Room offered in attractive large detached four-bedroom house for single professional female. Shared house is located close to all Headington hospitals and Brookes University. Ten minute cycle ride into city. Fully furnished, all appliances, wireless broadband, off-street parking and secluded garden. Long lease preferred. £360 p.c.m. incl. council tax. Available immediately. Tel: 01865 766032. Email: jwoodman@doctors.org.uk

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Office Accommodation

North Oxford , 800 yards from St Giles. A complex of four rooms (garden bungalow) incl. an annexe in detached premises off the Woodstock Road. Separate entrance, with all facilities. Computer and fax input, BT telephone, car parking, c.h. and hot/cold water. Total alarmed security. Five star interior and exterior appearance. Available immediately. Tel.: 01865 51 11 11.

North Oxford . Wolfson College, Linton Road. 7,300 sqft (660 sqm) of offices adjacent to its main buildings with separate entrance and car parking. The flexible accommodation currently comprises 25 office units, a conference room and common room. Access to the use of the College's superb riverside facilities, including restaurant for staff and visitors, by arrangement. Available immediately. For further details contact the Bursar on 01865 274104 or email stephen.palmer@wolfson.ox.ac.uk.

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Self-catering Apartments

Fully-furnished and serviced 3 and 4-star self-catering apartments available in North Oxford; 15 min. from Oxford city centre. Suitable for short lets for visiting academics or business people. From £330 p.w. all inclusive. Sleeps 2–5 people. Tel.: 07870 234725. Web site: http://www.weeklyhome.com. E-mail: info@weeklyhome.com.

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Accommodation Sought

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.

The Chief Executive of Oxford Inspires—the cultural development agency for Oxfordshire—seeks quiet comfortable room in Oxford in which to stay three nights each week. Usually Mon., Tues., and Wed. Tel. 01962 870082 or email robert.hutchison@sbs.ox.ac.uk.

Self-contained modest accommodation in central Oxford sought by responsible academic couple; must be close to public transport. Mid-Oct to end-Nov. Oxford references supplied. Tel./Fax: (0033) (0)450594103. Email: ddrucker@tiscali.fr.

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Holiday Lets

Venice: S. Marco, S. Samuele. Charming apartment available in the heart of town for short stays, rented on a weekly basis. Well appointed; large living room, fully-equipped kitchen, 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms. Sleeps 5 comfortably. £650 p.w. Email: tagariello@libero.it.

Naples, Florida: rent our beautiful 4-bedroom, 3-bathroom house, on the Gulf Coast, in southwest Florida. This spacious home is located on one of the best private golf courses in the area. The house sleeps up to 8 people, has a huge south-facing heated swimming pool, and comes fully furnished and equipped. The house is available all year round from £800 p.w. (minimum 2-week let, discount for longer lets), Tel. Mark on: 07802 754154. E-mail: mark@bayrock.co.uk. Web site: website: www.golf-in-naples.com.

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Houses for Sale

Jericho. Spacious modern house in the heart of this sought-after area. Two double bedrooms, study/nursery, two reception rooms, courtyard garden, garage and further off-street parking. Close to city centre, train/bus stations and colleges. £317,000. Tel: 07779 225767 or email salmondavid@hotmail.com for more details.

Temple Cowley, Oxford. Three-bedroom end terrace town house in popular development. Excellent bus and road access to central Oxford. Kitchen/diner, living room, cloakroom, bathroom (en suite), garage, well-stocked 40 ft rear garden. Five year NHBC warranty. No onward chain. Carpets/curtains incl. OIRO £269,950. Email: sarahd_hutch@yahoo.co.uk.

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