University of Oxford

Oxford University Gazette, 5 June 2008 : Advertisements


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The University of Oxford and Oxford University Press accept no responsibility for the content of any advertisement published in the Gazette. Readers should note that the inclusion of any advertisement in no way implies approval or recommendation of either the terms of any offer contained in it or of the advertiser by the University of Oxford or Oxford University Press.

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Arboretum Events

Pandemonium picnic: come early to enjoy a picnic and join the procession celebrating mid-summer at dusk. Expect giant horns, musical machines and a cornucopia of sonic experiences. Sat., 14 and Sun., 15 June, 6.30–10.00 pm. Adults £5, family ticket £12. Tickets available through OCM: 0870 750 0659, At Harcourt Arboretum, Nuneham Courtenay, Oxfordshire, 01865 343501.

Jazz in a summer meadow. From jazz to Gershwin to Stevie Wonder. At Harcourt Arboretum, Nuneham Courtenay. Bring a picnic, your friends and enjoy Noel McCalla performing in the lovely meadow. Sat., 2 Aug. Limited availability—book early! Gates open 6 pm, performance 7 pm. Adults £12, children £6, families (2 adults, 2 children) £30. Info and credit card booking: 01865 286690/341576. Email: Or send cheque to FOBG, Jazz, Oxford Botanic Garden, Oxford, OX1 4AZ.

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Botanic Garden Picnic Afternoons

The great growing picnic season. Grow it—eat it! An afternoon of sowing, growing, cooking, nibbling, exploring and relaxing. These popular picnic afternoons are back with live music, stories, tours, trails and family fun. Bring a picnic—enjoy the fun! Saturdays, 1 pm–4 pm: 14, 28 June, 12, 26 July, 16, 30 Aug. Adults £3, children free. University of Oxford Botanic Garden, 01865 286690,

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Oxford University Newcomers' Club

The Oxford University Newcomers' Club at the University Club, 11 Mansfield Rd, OX1 3SZ, welcomes the wives, husbands and partners of visiting scholars, graduate students and newly appointed academic members of the University. We offer help, advice and information and the opportunity to meet others socially. Informal coffee mornings are held in the Club every Wed. 10.30–12 noon from 0th week to 9th week, both inclusive. Newcomers with children (0–4) meet every Fri. in term 10.15–11.45. We have a large programme of events with tours of colleges, museums and other places of interest. Other term-time activities include an art group, book group, informal conversation group, garden group, antiques group and an opportunity to explore Oxfordshire. Visit our website:

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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 St, Witney, Oxon. Open Mon.–Fri. 9.30 am–5 pm, Sat. 10 am–4 pm. Tel.: 01993 705026. Mobile: 07831 585014.

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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 St, Chipping Norton, Oxon, OX7 5AD. Tel.: 01608 641692.

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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 worldwide), binding, fax bureau, colour photocopying, mailing services and much more. Contact or visit Mail Boxes Etc., 266 Banbury Rd, Oxford. Tel.: 01865 514655. Fax: 01865 514656. Email: Also at 94 London Rd, Oxford. Tel.: 01865 741729. Fax: 01865 742431. Email:

Town and Country Trees Limited: tree care specialists; local authority-approved contractors; fully insured and qualified; tree stump removal. Reports, surveys, free advice and quotations. Tel.: 0845 458 2980 or 07976 261850.

Carpenter/joiner. For bookcases and wardrobes, etc. made on site to your specifications. Portfolio available. Call Rob Guthrie on 01993 868892 (evening) or 07961 444957 (daytime). Email: Web:

Learn to drive really well with an Advanced Driving Instructor who has been teaching in Oxford for 13 years with a 75 per cent pass rate (national average: 45 per cent). Free 1 hour when you book your first 2-hour lesson. Intensive courses, motorway and refresher lessons all tailored to suit your needs. Call Paul on 07786 176122. Email: Website:

Links Communication, Ltd—mobile phone shop. As well as mobile phones, we offer a huge range of the latest mobile phone accessories. We also unlock and repair mobile phones. PC and laptop repairs, upgrades, support and services. No fix, no fee. Western Union money transfer now available. Open 10 am–9 pm, 7 days a week. Links Communication, Ltd, 33 High St, Oxford. Tel.: 01865 204207. Website:

Hope Services, UK Typesetters. Hope Services is a family-run typesetting company established over 35 years ago. Based in the heart of Oxfordshire, we specialise in the styling and production of published material. We regularly work on all styles of publications, such as early learning teaching titles; single-author first-time novels and novellas; academic law books and journals; and social, financial and technical reports. We would be happy to discuss and develop your ideas, and provide you with an individual quote for any potential work. Please feel free to contact us at Hope Services (Abingdon) Ltd. Tel.: 01235 530439. Web: Email:

Precious Translations. Accurate, articulate and affordable translations from French and Italian into English across a wide range of subject areas in the humanities, arts and social sciences. Also computing and commercial. Abstracting, proofreading and editing services also available. Work undertaken for University departments. For further information, or to request a quote, contact Kate on 01235 764710 or 07806 327612. Email: Website:

Chauffeur services at taxi prices! Looking for a reliable, experienced, chauffeur service to take you or your VIP guests to airports, business venues or for private travel? Comfortable Mercedes-Benz E320 Avantgarde or 6-seater MPV available. Fully licensed and insured. Friendly, personal service. Sample prices: Oxford to Heathrow, £68; Eurostar, £90; Cambridge, £135. Call Clive Roberts on 07917 566077 (mobile) or 01865 778608, or email to discuss your requirements.

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Domestic Services

Carpet/upholstery/rug cleaning by Grimebusters, Oxfordshire's local specialists. Domestic, commercial and college. We offer you the latest wet or dry cleaning systems at highly competitive rates. Fully insured, trained and NCCA approved. Free estimates and friendly advice. Tel.: 01865 726983 / 01235 555533 / 01993 868924.

DP Gardening Services. RHS-trained gardener available across Oxfordshire. Carry out garden makeovers if selling/renting out your property or just taming your wilderness! All aspects of garden services including hard landscaping. Fully insured, friendly advice, free estimates (within 5 mile radius of OX5). Excellent references. Contact Debbie Payne on 07810 420711 (mobile) or for more information.

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Situations Vacant

Permanent and seasonal (summer), part-time Gallery Invigilator required for Christ Church Picture Gallery. The Gallery houses an important collection of European paintings, drawings and sculptures and is open to the public. Invigilators are responsible for customer service and security of collections, patrolling galleries, greeting visitors, answering queries, taking messages, working on front desk (includes small retail outlet). Require smart, reliable, responsible person willing to work as part of small team. Gallery open Mon.–Sat., 10.30–5, Sun., 2–5; should be available to work during these times on varied, part-time rota, £6.63 p.h. (£8.82 on Sun.). Closing date, 16 June. Apply in writing (covering letter, CV, 2 references) to Christ Church Picture Gallery, OX1 1DP. More information: 01865 276172,

St Cross College requires Bar Manager for academic year 2008–9. Run college bar 3 nights p.w. during term (6 hours p.w., £7 p.h.), supervise 3 bar staff, arrange weekly rota, order and monitor stock and bar takings. Should have previous bar experience, enjoy working with variety of people. Must be graduate and expected to be pursuing advanced study or research and willing to migrate to St Cross. Accommodation on college's main site guaranteed. Further particulars, application forms: Submit form, CV and covering letter by noon, Fri., 20 June to Mrs F Hatton, St Cross College, St Giles', Oxford, OX1 3LZ.

St Cross College invites applications for temporary post of Administrative Assistant to the Bursary Administrator for 5-week period in the first instance, beginning Mon., 1 Sept. Post holder responsible for day-to-day secretarial and administrative support to Bursary Administrator and other members of college staff in preparation for student admissions at beginning of Oct. Main duties include proof reading, photocopying, greeting new students, room inventories and general office support. Hours 10 am–3 pm, Mon.–Fri. (22.5 hours p.w.), £8 p.h. Lunch provided. Further particulars, application forms at, or phone Bursary Administrator, 01865 278477.

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Situation/Accommodation Offered

Semi-independent accommodation in north Oxford (and small salary) offered to interesting, mature, sensible, patient and reliable female postgrad or similar in exchange for 2 or 3 days per week of intermittent company for sparky but forgetful elderly lady. Minimum 1 year, longer an advantage. Must like cooking and be able to drive. Holidays in France possible. Start early July. References required. Contact or ring 0033 549 194 212.

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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 website at and view details of all the properties that we currently have 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: 01865 764777. Email:

North Oxford Property Services. Specialising in Oxford city centre letting. Established 17 years. We offer quality accommodation for academics and students. If you have a property to rent or you are looking to rent in the city centre then ring our friendly staff or come and visit our central Jericho office. We value your custom. 47 Walton Street, Jericho, Oxford OX2 6BQ. Tel.: 01865 311745. Web:

Comfortable family house in Lonsdale Rd, north Oxford. Close to Summertown shops and easy bus access to University. Fully furnished with a quiet garden. Excellent local schools. Consists of 3 bedrooms, study, large living room, kitchen and bathroom, g.c.h. Ideal for a visiting academic. Available from Aug. for 12 months, £1,200 p.m. (exclusive of local council tax). Contact Dr Max Peberdy at

Available early Aug. Detached, chalet- style house, Sutton Courtenay, Oxfordshire (cul-de-sac in quiet village). Large sitting room, dining room, study/playroom/fourth bedroom, sunroom, 3 double bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, fitted kitchen with all machines. Patio and gardens, garage, off-road parking, secure fencing and gates. Fully furnished with all china, pans, utensils, linen, bed linen, etc. Rent £1,200 p.c.m., deposit £1,600. Council tax (2008) £1,682.60. Tel.: 01235 (+44 1235) 834740. Email:

Summertown, close to shops, tennis courts, restaurants, etc. Three-bedroom cottage with refurbished kitchen and bathrooms. Big garden. Available beginning July, £1,250 p.c.m. Tel.: 07825 819258.

Attractive, large, terraced Victorian house on Osney Island, west Oxford. Four double bedrooms, 1 single, 2 bathrooms, large office, laundry. Spacious garden going to tributary of Thames. Lovely walks along river towpath, 4 mins. walk to train station, 10 to bus station and 15 mins. walk into town centre. To let between mid-July and mid-Aug., £550 p.w., £2,000 for the month. Please contact Quentin at

North Oxford : recently built, bright houses. A choice of 2 bedrooms plus a study or 4 bedrooms. All with 2 bathrooms, cloakroom, kitchen/diner, lounge, garden and off-street parking. Furnished and equipped, £995 from July or Sept, £1,375 from mid-Aug. Rents exclusive of utilities and council tax. Best suited to professionals and visiting academic families. Tel.: 01865 516144. Email:

House to rent during all of Aug., £1,200. Three bedrooms, large living room, large kitchen, garden. Includes wireless, cable TV, dishwasher. On Middleway, Summertown (north Oxford), 2 mins. from shops and restaurants. Tenant must look after cat. Tel.: 07796 695036. Email:

Comfortable family house in beautiful, well-appointed village, 7 miles from Oxford. Excellent bus service to Oxford. Fully furnished with walled garden. Excellent local schools. Three bedrooms, study, large living room, spacious kitchen and dining area. Bathroom, utility room and second downstairs toilet. Ideal for visiting academic. Available from Sept. for 24 months, £1,200 p.c.m. (excl. local council tax). Tel.: 01865 882976.

Aug. short let: Victorian cottage within a short walk of the city centre and rail station. Contact Finders Keepers on 01865 297999. Web:

Lovely 4-en-suite-bedroom house, central Oxford. Four storey Victorian house with 40ft kitchen/dining room/conservatory, drawing room overlooking pretty garden with ponds (families with children take note) and a breakfast terrace in a quiet, friendly neighbourhood. The kitchen is fully equipped with an Aga, microwave, washing machine and drier. Wireless and flat screen TV. Four double bedrooms, all with en suite showers or bathrooms. Double sofa bed in the drawing room means that the house can sleep 10. Walton Crescent is a continuation of fashionable Little Clarendon St with cafés, restaurants and boutiques. Cinema, theatres, colleges, chemist and a selection of Oxford's best restaurants, from Le Petit Blanc to Loch Fyne, within a few mins. walk. Rivers and parks walking distance. Cleaner once a week. £2,500 p.w., July/Aug. Please contact 07950 353623, 01865 450040 or for pictures.

A charming, Victorian, terraced house in a good location near Summertown. One double bedroom and small bedroom/study. Spacious living room including well-equipped kitchen area, sitting room, bathroom. Furnished. Lovely south-facing garden. Rent £920 p.m., plus bills. Available late Sept. Email: Tel.: 01865 515342.

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Flats to Let

Central north Oxford: 10 mins. walk city centre, main University buildings, parks, close to river. Available now. Short/long let in extremely quiet, civilised, large Victorian house in exclusive, leafy, residential Victorian suburb. Large, light airy rooms. Lovely fully furnished ground-floor flat. Large double bedroom, large single study/bedroom, large drawing room, newly refurbished modern kitchen, bathroom. Broadband, large secluded garden, off-street parking. Tel./fax: 01865 552400. Mobile: 07789 092274. Email:

Ethical letting? Some have suggested this is an oxymoron; not so—College and County have quietly established themselves as a contemporary lettings and property management company with a more European, partnership approach within the Oxford market. We look after over 250 properties within the city and are experienced in meeting the needs of academics both as clients and applicants. For more information, call 01865 722722 or go to

City centre apartment to let! Very spacious 2-bedroom apartment approx. 100 sq m. Open-plan living/dining room. Fully fitted kitchen with stone worktops, gas hob, electric oven and grill, dishwasher and washer/drier. Balcony. Wooden floors throughout. Two large bedrooms, 1 en suite. Family bathroom. Parking space. Rent £1,600 p.c.m. Available early May. Email: Tel.: 01865 722277.

Temple Cowley. One-bedroom furnished apartments in quiet cul-de-sac. Very convenient for buses and swimming pool. Allocated parking, n-s, £700– £750 p.c.m. Tel.: 01844 279416.

Central Oxford. Fully refurbished, spacious, 1-bedroom flat. Prime location, £850 p.c.m. Available from Aug./Sept. Tel.: 07825 819258.

Summertown studio, Victoria Rd, attractive position and furnishing. Compact, light, first-floor studio flat with fully equipped kitchen area and well-appointed shower room. All Bosch appliances: fridge/freezer, electric oven, gas hob, washer/drier. Built-in wardrobe/storage cupboard, TV and BT phone points, £675 p.c.m. (for min. 6-month lease), includes all gas, electricity and council tax. Good security. Suit single, n-s professional or academic. Available end of July. Tel.: 01865 452821. Email:

North and central north Oxford apartments: split-level studios, £695 from Sept. One bedroom, £725–£795 from Aug. or Sept. Two bedrooms, £825, £895, £950 from Aug. or Sept. Rents exclusive of utilities and council tax. Best suited to professionals and visiting academics. Convenient for most University departments, furnished and equipped. Tel.: 01865 516144. Email:

Two-bedroom, brand-new, ground-floor flat, Jericho, available 1 Aug. for 1 year or less. Fully furnished. Built by Berkeley Homes, finished to an exceptional standard. Garden, all appliances, walk to University, near best schools, parks, quiet, easy to maintain, under- floor heating, 2 full bathrooms (1 off master bedroom), linen, dishes, £1,390 p.m. Allocated inside parking additional £150 p.m. Contact A. Gaston. Email: Tel.: +1 613 745 1368 (Canada).

Boars Hill, OX1. Brand-new, luxury, 2- bed apartment in exclusive Boars Hill. First floor, huge living room overlooking gardens, 2 bedrooms, both with built-in wardrobes, 2 bathrooms, 1 en suite. Fully equipped kitchen with breakfast bar, 2 dedicated parking spaces, massive communal garden. Genuine 'must-see'. Available now, furnished, £1,750 p.c.m. Contact Jane on 07970 229368. Photos:

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Accommodation Offered

Finders Keepers: for all of your accommodation needs, please contact us—Oxford's rental specialist. Tel.: 01865 311011. Website:

Scott Fraser—'city and village living'. A comprehensive residential sales and lettings practice specialising in good-quality property in Oxford and the surrounding areas. For more information, please telephone or visit our website: Sales tel.: 01865 759500 (Headington), 01865 759507 (Summertown), 01865 759508 (East Oxford). Lettings tel.: 01865 761111 (Headington), 01865 554577 (Summertown), 01865 244666 (East Oxford and students).

Visiting academics welcomed for short or long stays in comfortable home of semi-retired academic couple, situated in quiet, exclusive, leafy central north Oxford within walking distance of main University buildings, town centre, parks, river, shops and restaurants. Rooms have colour TV, tea, coffee and kettle, refrigerator and microwave, c.h. and independent heating, broadband. Very moderate terms, linen, cleaning and breakfast included. Tel./fax: 01865 557879. Email:

East Oxford (Howard St). Furnished double room. Available now—1 Sept. (extension available). House-share with professional female. Would suit a female, n-s, professional/ postgrad/visiting academic. Victorian terrace, hardwood floors, living room, kitchen (with appliances), bathroom, attic storage, leafy back garden, easy access to town (15 mins. walk to city centre), no pets, £395, excluding bills. Tel.: 07904 611694 or 020 7312 3433 (work). Email:

Room to let in comfortable family home, Summertown area, Oxford. Big, well-appointed room, use of facilities, including kitchen and garden. Parking available. On excellent bus route/easy cycle to town. Sept./Oct. start. Would suit female student/postgrad student, £90 p.w. (negotiable if for Sun. pm/Mon.–Fri. accommodation). Reference required. Please call for more details, 07779 206643, or email

Flat-share in Woodstock. Your own (all new), furnished bedroom and sunny living room in pretty central Woodstock flat (share only kitchen, bathroom with 1 other). Close to bus stop to Oxford (7 miles), buses every 30 mins. throughout day. Nearby supermarket, newsagent, pubs, restaurants in this historic village. Single occupancy only, n-s, £550 p.c.m., incl. broadband and bills (excl. telephone). Short let considered for right person. Further information: 07729 479835.

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Self-catering Apartments

Fully furnished and serviced 3- and 4-star self- catering apartments available in North Oxford; 15 mins. to 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. Website: Email:

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 call us on 01865 311696, fax us on 01865 511010, email or visit our website at

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Office Accommodation available

Office accommodation in Oxford: North Oxford, 5 mins. from St Giles'. Detached garden bungalow with private access, 4 rooms and amenities. Alternatives: a suite of 3 rooms, another of 2 rooms. Facilities complete—BT, NTL, fax outlets, broadband, car-parking. Quiet location. Tel.: 01865 511111.

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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: 01865 764777 or email us: Alternatively, we would invite you to visit our website at to see how we could be marketing your property.

Finders Keepers: for all of your accommodation needs, please contact us—Oxford's rental specialist. Tel. 01865 311011. Website:

House rental sought. Northwestern University faculty couple visiting Oxford on sabbatical next year with 2 children, ages 8 and 13, looking to rent a high-quality, 3+-bedroom, 2+- bathroom house from Aug. 08–July 09, preferably in north Oxford. Non-smokers, no pets. Please contact

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Apartment Swap

French scholar, with 2 girls (7 and 11), would swap apartment in the heart of Paris for 2 or 3 weeks from 14 July. Flat with 1 double and 2 single bedrooms. Gorgeous view over Notre Dame and Sacre Coeur, in the 5th arrondissement, in small, quiet street close to rue Mouffetard. Looking for flat or house in the centre of Oxford. Email:

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Holiday Lets

Two pretty, isolated, old-fashioned Sussex cottages for rent by week or weekend. Open fires, polished floors, large studies, lots of books, unfitted kitchens. No TV, no telephone. Set in own organic farm with woods, valleys, river, and views of South Downs. University, OUP and College members only. Prices from £125. Email:

Tuscany: Siena, Castel Nuovo Berardenga. Beautifully located apartment in the countryside with great view, swimming pool, 2 bedrooms, bathroom, small sitting room, kitchen, garden. Please visit Email:

Unspoilt Dordogne—yes, it is possible! Sympathetically restored barn set in 10 acres of forest and woodland at the heart of the footpath network. Sleeps 4. Traditional oak beams and limestone walls with modern kitchen, 3 bathrooms, spacious living area and large covered terrace. Central for chateaux, bastides, Bergerac (30 mins.), Sarlat and Les Eyzies. From £250 p.w. Email: Tel.: 00 33 553273447. See:, ref. no. FR3444.

Le Marche, central Italy. Tastefully converted 18th-century farmhouse set in 1.7 acres of land on edge of Sibillini National Park. Sleeps 12 comfortably, 11m pool. Fantastic views of Sibillini mountains and rolling hills below. Hilltop villages, restaurants with authentic cuisine. Area offers hiking, canoeing, fishing, riding, rock climbing, 45 mins. from beaches, 1 hour Ancona airport. Available July–Sept. From £750 p.w. Tel.: 01865 513739. Email:

Venice: spacious, gloriously sunny apartment looking south across Campo Santa Margherita, in the heart of Dorsoduro. Three bedrooms (1 in the 13th-century campanile), 2 bathrooms, sitting room, large kitchen/dining room. Sleeps 6. From £850 p.w. For photos of the campo, the campanile and the apartment, google 'world's best squares', click on the first link and scroll down to the bottom of the page. Email:

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Flat for Sale

For sale: excellent, 1- bed apartment in Summertown with sitting room, kitchen and bathroom. Suit retired person. Close to lift, with leafy views over Banbury Rd. Wonderful, communal gardens. Residents great independent livers, but each room has an alarm cord if an emergency should arise. Community runs their own cultural events and outings. Short walk shops, community centre, GP practice and buses. Price £180,000. Email: Tel.: 01865 251223, eves.

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For Sale

Volvo Saloon, 1992. In good condition. Dark green. Private licence plate worth £200. The car has had a recent full service costing £370. Tax until June and MOT until Sept. Mileage 152,072. A bargain at £500. Phone Kevin: 01608 652069.

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