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Oxford University Gazette, 27 May 2010 : 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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Harcourt Arboretum Events

Wildflowers of the Meadow at Harcourt Arboretum: free half-term holiday family-friendly activities, Tues. 1 June, 1–4 pm. How many different wildflowers can you find? Craft activity to make your own wildflowers and pocket guides on how to grow your own! Drop-in session free with Arboretum entry (adults £3.50, University members and children free). Arboretum open 10–5 (last admission 4.15 pm).

Study days at Harcourt Arboretum: Fri. 4 June, 'Identifying native flora: meadow flora,' and Wed. 9 June, 'Creating a wildflower meadow.' From 10 am–4 pm. Booking and cost information: 01865 286690;

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Music at St Barnabas Church

Peace of Mind, Sun. 6 June, 7.30 pm, at St Barnabas Church, Jericho. The Bartholomew Consort will present an extraordinary variety of styles and musical thoughts on philosophical texts that contemplate life, love and eternity, including Frank Martin's 'Mass for Double Choir', Francis Poulenc's 'Salve Regina' and 'Sept Chansons,' and 'Six Dickinson Miniatures' by Raymond Schroyens. Price: £15 (concessions £12). See:

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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 or partners of visiting scholars, of graduate students and of newly appointed academic members of the University. We offer help, advice, information and the opportunity to meet others socially. Informal coffee mornings are held in the Club every Wed. 10.30–12 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 including 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. Fireplace-related items include grates, fire tools, fenders and nursery guards. 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. 9.30–5, Sat. 10–4. Tel.: 01993 705026. Mobile: 07831 585014.

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Restoration and Conservation of Antique Furniture

John Hulme undertakes all aspects of restoration. Thirty 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 24hour photocopying, private mailing addresses (24hour 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 Ltd provides professional, comprehensive service in all aspects of tree and shrub maintenance throughout Oxfordshire. Established in 1993, we have built a professional reputation of integrity, reliability and efficiency, combined with passion and dedication for tree preservation and maintenance. The combination of skills and experience provides the best tree care solutions and ensures high commitment to customer care and satisfaction. Office: 08454 582980. Mobile: 07976 261850. Email: Visit:

Chauffeur/taxi service. Reliable, experienced service available for business or pleasure. Airports/docks/Eurostar, etc. Comfortable Mercedes E-class and 7-passenger XLWB Mercedes Viano for those with lots of luggage. Child seats available. Fully licensed and insured. Sample car prices: Oxford to Heathrow, £68; Eurostar, £90; Gatwick, £119. Call Clive Roberts to discuss your needs or for advice. Account customers welcome. Mobile: 07917 566077. Home: 01865 778608. Email:

Hope Services is a family-run typesetting company established more than 35 years ago. Based in the heart of Oxfordshire, we specialise in the styling and production of published material. We regularly work on all types of publications including 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. Please feel free to contact us at Hope Services (Abingdon) Ltd. Tel.: 01235 530439. Web: Email:

Book indexers available. Many years of experience of 'back-of-the-book' indexing in a variety of subjects from the Oxford Illustrated Encyclopaedia to the annual Oxford University Calendar. Subjects include archaeology, architecture, art, botany, history, geography, literature, music and science. Phone Ann Hall and/or Alan Lovell at 01683 221310 or email at or text 07708 571548.

Computer problem needing personal but understanding help? Want to do something and don't know how? We can put you on the Internet safely or upgrade your system: PC or Mac. We have lots of experience of Oxford IT, supporting people as well as their computers. Happy to give advice for free and work on a no-fix/no-fee basis. Call Bob on 01865 880600 or 07768 732123.

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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.

Tidy Outlook services: garden maintenance including grass cutting, hedge trimming, pruning, lopping, weeding and garden clearance. Friendly family service, weekly, fortnightly, monthly or just one visit. Fully insured, free estimates, small jobs welcome. Please tel. 01865 891749 or 01235 532136.

DP Gardening Services. RHS-trained gardener available across Oxfordshire. Carry out garden makeovers if selling or 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.

Painting and house maintenance work undertaken. No job too small. References. Phone Anthony 01865 762576.

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Situations Vacant

Author doing preliminary work on history of international capital markets seeks freelance researcher for estimated 5 to 10 hours p.w. through end of June. Familiarity with investment banking and regulatory affairs in both US and Europe is a plus. Please send cover letter and CV to

Fluent German-speaker required for part- time position. London-based public relations consultancy, Lindsell, seeks fluent German-speaker to work on permanent basis for clients providing financial solutions. Duties include: media relations with German press; writing contributed articles; carrying out necessary research; liaising with the client; timely results reporting. Candidates must be results-driven and have strong academic record, confident telephone manner and excellent spoken and written English. Salary: £12.50 p.h. Hours: 9–5.30, approx. 2 days a week (specific days flexible). Location: candidates may work from Lindsell Marketing's office (7 Praed St, London W2 1NJ) or from home. Should be available to start asap. Send CV and covering letter to Corrie Stirling-Aird, Account Manager, at For further information on Lindsell Marketing, see:

St Clare's: required as soon as possible, well-qualified teachers of Albanian, Burmese, Icelandic, Slovakian and Slovenian to prepare students for the International Baccalaureate. Applicants should be native-speaker level and able to teach literature to pre-university students in their mother tongue. For details, please contact Mrs C. Gospel, Head of Languages, as soon as possible. Tel.: 01865 517333. Fax: 01865 517319. Email:

Oxford Analytica ( seeks Europe Editor/Analyst. Successful candidate will commission, edit and write analysis on the politics, economy and international relations of Western Europe, with special reference to policies and institutions of the European Union, for publication in the Oxford Analytica Daily Brief. Candidates should have firm academic grounding in these areas, developed through postgraduate degree and/or relevant experience. Preference will be given to those with training in economics and/or expertise in markets and business generally. Analytical skills and ability to write/edit with speed and accuracy are essential. Position is Oxford based and confirmation required of eligibility to work in UK. Letter of introduction (including details of current salary) and CV to: Sally Martin, Human Resources Manager, Oxford Analaytica, 5 Alfred St, Oxford, OX1 4EH. Email:

Summer Programme Director required: Oxford Royale Academy, a summer school in central Oxford, seeks Programme Director to organise and implement summer programme for international students. Position would suit professional, responsible and experienced leader, who is available to commit to a short contract in the summer vacation period (July/Aug. 2010). Excellent remuneration and meals provided in college. Successful candidate required to undergo an enhanced CRB disclosure (including information held under Section 142 of the Education Act 2002) and adhere to the organisation's child protection policy. The employer is committed to the safeguarding of children. Closing date: Fri. 4 June. To apply, send CV and covering letter to: For more information call +44 (0) 845 130 6021.

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Houses to Let

Academic visitor, student, or employee of the University? Also try the University Land Agent's and Accommodation Office website.

An Englishman's home is his castle—so the saying goes. We cannot pretend we have too many castles, but if you seek quality rental accommodation in Oxford or the surrounding area, we can help. QB Management is one of Oxford's foremost letting agents, specialising in lettings to academics, medical personnel and other professionals. We aim to offer the friendliest and most helpful service in Oxford. Visit for details of all properties available. Or phone, fax or email with your requirements and we will do whatever we can without obligation. Tel.: 01865 764533. Fax: 01865 764777. Email:

Ethical letting? 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 more than 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

Three-bed house, academic visitor(s) preferred, available from 1 Aug. to 31 Mar. (negotiable), £1,200 p.m. incl. gas and electric. Central (train station 7 mins. walk), furnished, master double bedroom, 2 single bedrooms/studies (with large desks), living room, dining room, kitchen (oven, hob, washer, drier, large freezer, fridge, microwave, crockery), shower room, downstairs toilet, garden, parking, satellite TV and broadband, telephone line rental. Email:

A beautiful 300-year-old property within a stone's throw of Woodstock town and Blenheim Palace. Three bedrooms (1 with en suite), 2 reception rooms, a bathroom, kitchen and garden. Unfurnished or furnished. Available now, £1,250 p.m. For more details and photos contact:

House to let during all or part of Aug. 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 or email:

Yearly let available Sept. Lovely 4- bedroom, 3-bathroom family house in residential north Oxford, close to schools, Summertown shops, sports centre, 5 mins. bike/bus to centre Oxford. Open-plan sitting room with sunny south-facing dining area, further reception room/flexible use. Fitted kitchen. Utility room. Off-street parking, easily managed gardens, £2,195 p.c.m. Email: Tel.: 01865 554142/07779 392229.

Recently refurbished family house on Divinity Rd, east Oxford. Three bedrooms, 2 reception rooms, kitchen and utility room, bathroom with over-bath shower, separate WC. Garden to front and rear. Fifteen mins. walk into town, close to local amenities and the JR. Available furnished on short lease between mid-June and 27 Aug., £1,600 p.c.m. Contact: or 01865 279650.

Available soon, for 6 months–1 year, for academics/professionals only. Grade-II-listed furnished 4-bedroom house, 2 bathrooms—1 en suite, lounge, dining room, kitchen, conservatory, garden. Prime position. Ideal for schools. Rent £2,995 p.c.m. Contact: or David: 07970 176566.

Rent Guarantee—long-term lets required for large 5-bedroom-plus properties. Rent Guarantee does not charge tenants. Available to families only. References required. Please visit or call 0845 899 0001.

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Flats to Let

Academic visitor, student, or employee of the University? Also try the University Land Agent's and Accommodation Office website.

Visiting Oxford? We have studio, 1- bedroom and 2-bedroom apartments conveniently located for the various colleges and University departments, available for 1 week to several months. Apartments are serviced, linen provided, rental includes all bills. Most of our guests are visiting academics like yourself. Details, photos and prices on our website: Email: or tel.: 01993 811711.

St Clement's area, 10 mins. walk to city centre and 3 mins. to shops, restaurants and bus stops to London and airports. Beautiful modern top-floor flat with sunny terrace, spacious and light open- plan kitchen/dining/living area, 1 double bedroom, bathroom, hall. Available fully furnished from 5 June until end of Oct. Rent: £795 p.m., all utility bills and council tax incl. Deposit required. Contact:

Summertown flat, 300 yards from shops. Large furnished bed-sitter, kitchenette, washing machine, bathroom, self- contained on second floor of family house. C.h. Rent includes all bills, except hot-water heater. Reduced rent for 1 quiet, n-s, long-term tenant (minimum 1 year, preferred longer). Yearly contract and references required. Suitable for 1 person only. Free Aug. but viewable now. Email:

Oxford Castle, short-term lets in 2- bedroom fully furnished luxury apartment. Spacious duplex accommodation, open-plan living area, fully equipped kitchen, wireless broadband, free international phone calls to many countries, digital TV, 2 double bedrooms, 2 separate bathrooms, all linen and towels. Prime location with balcony overlooking main castle square. Video entry phone and elevator. Non-smokers only. Available monthly from 1 Aug., £1,850 incl. everything except electricity. Email:

North and central north Oxford apartments. North: 1 bedroom at £725 from late July and Sept.; 2 bedrooms (1 double, 1 single) at £825 from Aug. or Sept. Central north: 1 bedroom at £795 from Oct.; 2 bedrooms (1 double, 1 single) at £925 from July. All excl. utilities and council tax. Suited to mature professional visiting academics. Tel.: 01865 516144. Email:

Small, comfortable studio flat in north Oxford suitable for 1 person. Self contained and recently renovated. New cooker, microwave, washing machine, full bathroom. Parking available; £525 p.m. incl. utilities. Phone line can be connected. Call 01865 558137.

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Accommodation Offered

Academic visitor, student, or employee of the University? Also try the University Land Agent's and Accommodation Office website.

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, kettle, refrigerator, microwave, free wireless broadband and central and independent heating. Very moderate terms. Linen, cleaning and breakfast included. Tel./fax: 01865 557879. Email:

Reduce your kinetic energy and apply an equal and opposite force to a sofa in one of our homes. Finders Keepers—helping Oxford's physicists decelerate for 35-plus years. Tel.: 01865 311011. Web:

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 parents, academics, or just need a weekend away? Oxford Cottages offers 3 spectacular period country cottages 2 miles from Oxford available for 2 nights to several weeks. Featured in Period House and Your Home interiors magazines and on ITV's Live the Dream. Inglenook fireplaces (we supply the logs!), Jacuzzi baths and luxurious bedrooms for the perfect Oxford retreat in unspoilt stone village location. Call Ann: 01865 351530. See:

Spacious room with bathroom to let in Summertown, £375 p.m., to someone willing to do occasional babysitting for our children, boy 6 and girl 8 (paid @ £7 p.h.). Flexible start time. If interested, please email Judith and Tom at

Available central Oxford, St Clement's area (20 mins. walk Bodleian, 25 mins. to labs), near London bus, in a comfortable large house. C.h., appliances, June–Apr., rent: £600 p.m., council tax incl. Your own double bedroom, your own large study room, and bathroom. The large kitchen, sitting room, dining room, garden will be shared with 1 quiet and clean person. Bills shared. Please contact:

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Self-catering Apartments

OxfordShortlets offers a portfolio of high-quality, self-catering, short-let properties as an excellent alternative to hotel, guesthouse or bed and breakfast accommodation in Oxford and surrounding villages. Wide selection of quality homes available for short-stay lets from 1 week to several months. OxfordShortlets caters for professional individuals, groups or families visiting Oxford for holiday, business, academic and relocation purposes or for temporary accommodation between homes. Tel.: 01865 311696. Fax: 01865 511010. Email: Web:

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Office Accommodation Available

Office accommodation in 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 include 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 academics, professionals and their families, and have a constant flow of enquiries from good-quality tenants seeking property in the Oxford area. For details or informal help and advice without obligation, contact us. Tel.: 01865 764533. Fax: 01865 764777. Email: Or visit our website,, to see how we could be marketing your property.

Milton Friedman the landlord would surely hate the increasing rental legislation, but would inflation boosting his rental income cause him sleepless nights? Finders Keepers—assessing buy-side demand for Oxford's economists for 35-plus years. Tel.: 01865 311011. Web:

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Holiday Lets

Midhurst. Romantic old-fashioned cottages in national park: open fires, polished floors, simple kitchens, many books, no TVs. Gorgeous unspoiled 5-bed 17th-century farmhouse also occasionally available. Own 190-acre organic farm—woods, valleys, river, wildlife. Absurdly cheap in winter. Email:

Cornwall, cottage and restored chapel in quiet hamlet on South-west Coastal Footpath within 100m of the sea and minutes from Caerhays and Heligan. Each property sleeps 6. Comfortably furnished, c.h., wood burner and broadband. Ideal for reading, writing, painting, walking. Short winter breaks available from £200. Tel.: 01865 558503 or 07815 296675. See:

Greek island holidays. Since 1992, Thalpos Holidays has been personally selecting holiday properties and locations for independent travellers and their families. Villas with private pools and charming cottages by the sea in Skopelos, Skiathos, Alonissos, Corfu, Paxos, Lefkas, Kefalonia, Zante and, new for this year, coastal locations in the southern Peloponnese. Prices start from £65 per night! Visit us at or contact us at Tel.: +30 24240 29036.

North Spain—beautiful duplex for rent in historic centre of Gijon, Asturias. Sea views, <50m from beaches and marina. Surrounded by historic buildings, restaurants, shops, etc. Three bedrooms, 2 bathrooms—sleeps up to 6. Families welcome (cot, highchair available). Close to Picos de Europa mountains and 30 mins. from Asturias airport served by Easyjet from Stansted; €450–€700 p.w. Experience a different Spain! For more details: or contact

Mousehole, Cornwall. Dylan Thomas called Mousehole the most beautiful village in England. Wharf-side cottage to let for holidays (sleeping 4) offering kids safe sandy beaches inside the harbour and rocky pools outside with fishing from the quays. Multifarious attractions nearby include cliff walks, surfing, art galleries, archaeological sites, etc. From £200–£500. Winter breaks £100 (3 nights). Apply Professor or Mrs Dancy, Wharf House, Mousehole, TR19 6RX. Tel.: 01736 731137.

Lot, France. Simple cottage in quiet rural village in beautiful valley. Sleeps 4 (2, 1+1). Private garden. Walking, cycling (some bikes available including tandem), canoeing. Flowers and butterflies. Varied visits e.g. Rocamadour, St Cirq Lapopie. Cost £400 p.w. July, Aug.; £200 p.w./£350 per fortnight at other times. Possibility extra independent beds (2, 1+1 bunk beds). Possibility also French tuition (CEE, scholarship, GCSE). For more details, photos see website: or email:

West coast of Ireland holiday cottage, 1 mile from the lovely and vibrant town of Clifden in the heart of Connemara, available all year round. Well equipped and suitable for 2–3 n-s adults, £200–£260 p.w. See: For more information contact Brigid: 01865 378620,

Devon, Ladram Bay. Don't let a volcano cast an ash cloud over your summer holiday. Six-berth static caravan in a beautiful seaside location nestled in the Jurassic coastline close to Budleigh Salterton. With sea view, this modern caravan is fully equipped and located on a site with good facilities. Five mins. from the beach and walking distance to local towns; £150–£350 weekly. Contact 07818 425163 or

Old stone holiday house north of Poitiers (ex-outbuildings) on small organic sheep/cattle farm in rolling farmland. Sleeps 5–7 plus baby. Upstairs: double en suite, double, single, bathroom. Downstairs: sitting room (double sofa bed, fireplace), living room, loo, kitchen, terrace with barbecue, swings. Home-grown veg, eggs and meat when available. Futuroscope 25 mins., Poitiers 30 mins., Chinon 40 mins., La Rochelle 2 hrs. Swimming pool in village 8km. Information/availability:

House for rent in the medina of Assilah, 35km from Tangier airport. Assilah is a beautiful 16th-century Portuguese fortified fishermen's city on the Atlantic coast of Morocco with great beaches, fish and inexpensive lifestyle. The house has 3 bedrooms (2 double and 1 single) and 2 bathrooms. Minimum stay 7 days at €700 p.w. Information at:

Pretty 60sq m apartment in converted 17th-century barn in a small village near to Briançon, France. Sleeps up to 7, fully equipped kitchen, bathroom with shower, sitting room with open fire, shared garden. Minutes' walk to forest, mountains, 4km to nearest town (Monetier les Bains). Available all year. For more information email Quentin:

Northwest Highlands: spacious holiday home set in open croft land with stunning views of Clashnessie Bay and encircling hills, mins. away from sandy beach. Enjoy all that Sutherland has to offer: hill and coastal walks, sea and fresh-water fishing, boat trips, kayaking, photography, painting, or simply rest and soak up the tranquillity. Sleeps 8. Contact: Maggie at Visit:

Tuscan villa in Signa, Florence, sleeps 6–8 (2 double rooms, 1 twin room, plus sofa-bed). Children's equipment available. Large dining area and terrace overlooking Tuscan hills. Terraced garden and private pool. Easy access Florence (train or road) and beautiful surrounding countryside, e.g. Vinci. Newly available: €1,500 p.w high season. Email:

Lazio (I)—18th-century farm house in beautiful countryside with large garden and peach orchard, historic Cantalupo 4km (, train station 8km, 45 mins. drive from Rome centre. Available to rent on weekly basis from end June: 2 large living rooms, fully equipped kitchen, 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, large terrace. Sleeps 8, €700 p.w, all incl. Email:

Apartment for rent in Morocco. A sensibly priced family retreat on the Mediterranean coast in Morocco. This 4- star poolside apartment sleeps up to 5. It is a short walk to marina, restaurants, beach, waterpark and 5-star hotel with spa facilities. Perfect!! View and make a booking on

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House for Sale

Cunliffe Close, north Oxford. Four- bedroom house for sale. Ideal for shops, transport, schools. Current owners hope to rent back for up to 12 months (so might suit retiring/downsizing academics). Price c.£750,000. Contact:

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