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Oxford University Gazette, 29 May 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 Event

Insight guided tour. Enjoy a 30-minute insight tour focusing on seasonal highlights and fantastic specimens at the Arboretum. First Wed. of the month: 4 June, 2 July, 6 Aug., at 2 pm. Meet at the Lodge. Adults £3, children free. The University of Oxford Harcourt Arboretum, Nuneham Courtenay, Oxfordshire, 01865 343501,

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Life Sciences Workshop

The New Light Source Project: Life Sciences. Under the direction of the STFC, a workshop will be held on 19 June at Diamond Light Source to consider the case for a next generation light source based on advanced conventional and free electron lasers with radiation from the THz to X-ray spectral regions and time resolution in the femto-second region. All welcome. Further information at or contact

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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:

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 luxury MPV available. Fully licensed and insured. Friendly, personal service. Sample prices: Oxford to Heathrow, £68; Eurostar, £90; Cambridge, £135. Call Clive Roberts on 01865 778608 or 07917 566077 (mobile) or email to discuss your requirements.

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:

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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.

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Situations Vacant

The European School, Culham, requires experienced, qualified teachers from Sept. Secondary: Music (in English), senior level (approx. 12 periods); Mathematics (in English) including European Baccalaureate level (24 periods); Mathematics (in Italian) including European Baccalaureate level (19 periods); Economics (in English), beginners' level (4 periods); Integrated Science (in English), junior classes (10–12 periods); German as foreign language (approx. 13 periods); History and Human Science (in German) (approx 4–6 periods). Nursery/Primary Department: Learning Support in the German-speaking section for children aged 4 to 11 (approx. 7 hours)—must have Staatsexamen 1 and 2 and appropriate additional qualifications and/or recent relevant experience; Portuguese as mother tongue to children aged 6 to 11 (1.5 hours). Deadline for all applications Mon., 2 June. Interviews for all posts in June. For further details, job description and application form, email stating clearly which post interests you. Web: and

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,

Casual employment at the Jacqueline du Pré Music Building, St Hilda's College. We are looking for people to supervise concerts and events in the evenings and at weekends on an ad hoc basis. The work is paid on a per-evening basis. If you are interested or would like further information, email or call 01865 276821.

St Clare's is a day and boarding college for 350 students, aged 15+, from more than 40 countries, and the longest- established International Baccalaureate centre in England. We require part- time and temporary teachers of German, Italian, Armenian (Eastern) and Romanian. Generous salary scale. Appointments subject to enhanced CRB check and satisfactory references. Closing date 6 June. A registered charity advancing international education and understanding. Further details:, 01865 517368 or

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Situation Sought

Friendly, lively and responsible German girl, 17, very good with children, wide interests (tennis, horse riding, cooking) would like to spend some time with an English-speaking family, possibly as an au pair, to improve her English in view of A-level exams next year. She would like to stay for a period of 6 weeks (or less), starting on 5 Aug. References available. Please ring 01865 250388.

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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:

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

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:

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

Views over Port Meadow: small, semi- detached house, Lower Wolvercote, £1,050 p.c.m. Quiet cul-de-sac, furnished, garden, off-street parking. Two bedrooms, 1 living room, 1 1/2 bathrooms. Local school, corner shop, 2 mins. walk from No. 6 bus departing every 15 mins. for city centre. Available early June for maximum of 3 years. Email: Tel.: 01865 514577.

Marston. Pleasant, furnished, 2-bedroom Victorian terraced house in quiet street with easy access to central Oxford. Available July, £800 p.c.m. Minimum let 1 year. Please email or phone 01865 243583/mobile 07941 119839 for further information.

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:

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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:

Two-bedroom, brand-new, ground-floor flat, Jericho, available 15 July for 1 year. 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. Two full bathrooms (1 off master bedroom), linen, dishes, £1,390 p.m. Allocated inside parking additional £150 p.m. Contact A. Gaston: Tel. (Canada): +1 613 745 1368.

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.

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:

Central north Oxford. Close to University Parks and river, 10 mins. walk to University science area and 15 mins. to Bodleian Library or city centre. Self-contained, fully furnished garden flat in quiet, leafy street, large living room, double bedroom, fully equipped kitchen, bathroom with bath and shower, walk-in closet. N-s only. Short let for July and Aug. Possible for part of June and Sept. Please contact

New, top-quality, 2-bedroom, 2-bathroom flat available 1 Aug. in Jericho, £1,250 p.m. One-year let, furnished or unfurnished. Garaged parking. Tel.: 01865 351418.

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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:

North Oxford : room with adjoining toilet in recently renovated house within short walking distance of shops, bus stop, parks and sports facilities. Wireless broadband, g.c.h., smoke alarms, fridge/freezer, washer/drier. Short lets of 3–12 months for n-s. Rent £110 p.w., inclusive of gas, electricity, council tax and water rate charges. For further information, email or call 01865 292801.

June–Sept. let: female wants to share with another female a pleasant and very well-located 2-bedroom flat in Summertown, 3 mins. walk from the shops and 100 yards from restaurants in South Parade. The flat was recently refurbished to a high standard. Good- sized, furnished room to suit n-s postgraduate, mature student, teacher, writer, etc., £450, all included. Contact Miriam at 07709 341202 or

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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:

Mature female, Ruskin student, commencing English degree at Oxford Brookes University, requires accommodation, preferably with academic family/house, or similar, for the duration of her degree. Quiet room with adequate desk/table and bookshelf space. I am an experienced housekeeper and could clean/house-sit in part- payment. Good references available. Please email or call 07818 406541.

Wanted: comfortable, 1-bedroom flat or house with parking, in leafy north Oxford for 1 year from mid-Aug. Garden would be nice! Please contact 01865 559953 or

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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:

Paris—Marais—delightful 1-bed apartment, ideal for 2 adults (plus 2 children). First floor with large sitting room, en suite kitchen, bedroom and bathroom (shower). The flat is surrounded by a balcony with lovely views over the square and gets plenty of sunshine. Available for short or medium lets. Still spaces in June, July and Aug. Website: Contact Dr J.H. Chamberlain by email on or phone 07957 588448.

Northern Cyprus: villa with pool. Sleeps 5/6. High on hill close to Esentepe village. Spectacular views of the Med., 20 mins. drive from Kyrenia, en route to the Karpasia Peninsula. Unspoilt beaches 10 mins. away. Golf course close by. From £400 p.w. Email or phone 01993 868892.

Cyprus, Pegeia. Ten mins. Coral Bay, 20 mins. Paphos harbour. Detached luxury villa with 8m x 4m pool in spectacular location with clear views over the Mediterranean. Sleeps 6 in comfort, 2 doubles (1 en suite) and 1 twin. Each bedroom has access to private pool terrace. Peaceful area but close to local amenities and beach. Fully equipped and air conditioned throughout, TV/DVD. From £450 p.w. See:

Dordogne. Timeless and beautiful 17th- century stone house in the Vézère valley. Former Pavillon de Chasse now lovingly restored, with traditional lauzes roof and many original features. Stands in its own peaceful and partly wooded grounds of some 3 acres. Five mins. from village with local shops, 15 mins. from the historic market town of Montignac. Spacious lounge with wood burner, large, fully fitted kitchen/dining area. Sleeps 6 in comfort in 2 double bedrooms (1 en suite) and 1 twin. Can accommodate 2 more on convertible settee, if required. Dining terrace with barbecue—and boules! Private, 10m x 4m pool with glorious views. Garage. One week high season remaining. Good availability May and June plus Sept. onwards. From £550 p.w. Low season or extended-stay rates on request. Email or visit web site

To rent: converted stone barn in idyllic setting 24 km south of Florence, Italy. Sleeps 4, reasonable rates. Long-term rent negotiable. For more information, please contact Tel.: 0039 3400777735 or 005 807 1354.

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:

Southern Ardeche, France. This beautiful, old, converted barn is high in the Cevennes mountains opposite Provence. Sleeps 6 with comfort. Has its own entrance, terrace and paddock. Set in spectacular landscape with views to 100 miles. More wildlife than people. Walk, ride, canoe, swim rivers. Great markets and fairs in the valley so you need a car. Eat, drink, sleep well. £500 p.w. Tel.: 020 7722 6740. Email:

SE France. Spacious, modernist-style house to let during Aug. in the small country town of Crest ( Sleeps 8/9. Magnificent view, garden with vines, small swimming pool. Cheap let because house not fully finished, though perfectly comfortable with all usual amenities. Contact for more details and photos.

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Houses for Sale

Oxford, Frys Hill. Modern, 3-bedroom family home with beautiful gardens in very quiet residential area, £230,000. Built in 1998. No onward chain, no agent fees. Ten mins. walk to Oxford science park, 20 mins. cycle ride to Oxford city centre. For details see: Or contact Armin Reichold at or 07986 819372.

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