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Our official reviewer Ruth Hawkins embraces a real Italian experience at La Cucina. See pages 42-43.

Royal Oxford Hotel We visit Royal Oxford Hotel, which is midway through an exciting refurbishment on page 32.

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WELCOME Welcome to the February edition of In Oxford Magazine! The kids are back to school, the days are starting to get a little longer, the year is getting into full swing and our list of what’s on in Oxford shows as much! Check out our upcoming events listings for some great music, theatre, and days out in Oxford, and head on over to our restaurants and hotels section to plan yourself the perfect little stay-cation. Taking the cover for this edition is our personal favourite little family Italian – La Cucina. Read the latest review of this fantastic restaurant on page 42. And for those of you visiting Oxford or wanting a City Centre break, we review Royal Oxford Hotel right in the heart of the city on page 32. Have fun, happy!

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EVENTS 14 Soldiers of Oxfordshire Museum 17 Creation Theatre 18 Business in Oxford 2018

FILM 25 Journey’s End 25  Lady Bird 25 I, Tonya

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20 EF Oxford Language School

38 Cockadoo

20  Lake School of English

41  Rigoletto 45 Pint Shop 46  The Crown   42 La Cucina Our official reviewer Ruth Hawkins embraces a real Italian experience.

ART 26 Marlborough Auction Rooms 28 Modern Art Oxford

STAY 30 Bear & Ragged Staff   32 Royal Oxford Hotel We visit Royal Oxford Hotel, which is midway through refurbishment.

WELL 48 Spa at Macdonald Randolph Hotel 48 Tripp Hearing

TRADE 52 Hedges Law 54  Thinking of Oscar 58  Oxfordshire Digital

SHOP 36 University of Oxford Shop 36 Hampers Food & Wine

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ATTRACTIVE LISTING PAGES The website gives you a whole page for your listing, including descriptions, full size banners, galleries and all the meta information you could imagine.

ENQUIRY FORMS Allow customers to contact you directly through our website, removing a few steps to getting in touch.

FULL CONTROL OVER YOUR LISTINGS No more having to ask us to change information for you. Your pages are now completely under your control! Publish and un-publish listings and edit your profile with the click of a button.

GOOGLE MAPS We want to make it as easy as possible for people to find you, so all of our listings implement Google Maps, including navigation functions.

YOUR OWN “PROFILE” PAGE If you happen to go for one of our Event packages you’ll be posting numerous listings throughout the year – these are all easily viewable on your own profile page.

INTELLIGENT OPENING HOURS Enter your opening hours on your listing page and the website will tell visitors straight away whether you’re currently open or not.

CATEGORIES & FILTERS Great new sortable and filterable listings pages to make your business easy to find in all the right categories. Find events by date, sort by specific months, locations and more!

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‘ The Ashmolean has enjoyed working with In Oxford for over ten years now and remembers fondly the In Oxford 10th Birthday anniversary party which is still talked about as one of our best ever events. ’ Ashmolean Museum

‘ In Oxford has helped Macdonald Randolph Hotel reach residents and visitors to the city of Oxford for over ten years. ’ Macdonald Randolph Hotel

‘ In Oxford has been proved a great means of communication with new and existing audiences of the Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra. ’ Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra

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ACTIVITIES & ATTRACTIONS The must-see buildings and landmarks around Oxford & Oxfordshire for locals and visitors alike.

Cherwell Boathouse - Punting  Bardwell Road, Oxford, OX2 6ST  01865 515978  www.cherwellboathouse.co.uk Enjoy the quintessential Oxford experience punting on the River Cherwell. With over 70 hand built punts, boats and canoes. Enjoy a relaxed afternoon in a beautiful tranquil environment on the river.

Carfax Tower  Junction of St Aldates & High Street, Oxford, OX1 4AZ  01865 686442 In 1818 St Martin’s church was rebuilt complete with tower. However, the church, apart from its tower, was demolished in 1896. The tower is all that remains today. Two ‘quarter boys’ who hit the bells at every quarter hour adorn the east facade of the church clock. Climb up 99 steps to get a sweeping view of Oxford’s spires. Open 10am - 5.30pm, Apr - Oct (4.30pm in October), Admission £2.20, Children £1.10.

Oxford Visitor Information Centre  15-16 Broad Street, Oxford, OX1 3AS  01865 686430  experienceoxfordshire.org The Oxford Visitor Information Centre staff provide an extensive range of services to help make your stay enjoyable and memorable. We offer a wide range of guides, maps, souvenirs and local produce. We also can guide you to the best Oxfordshire has to offer. We are also the home of Oxford Official Walking Tours, the best way to explore Oxford on foot. See in store or get in contact with us by tel or email: info@experienceoxfordshire.org

City Sightseeing Bus Tours  Oxford Railway Station, Park End Street, OX1 1HS  01865 790522  www.citysightseeingoxford.com Our award winning one hour tour takes you on a fascinating journey around both the famous University colleges and the historic buildings of the city itself. Hop on and off at any of our nineteen bus stops around the town. All buses have live guides or recorded commentary in up to thirteen languages. Tours operate all day every day except Christmas/Boxing and New years day. Tickets valid on Red and Green Buses.

St Michael at the North Gate  Cornmarket Street, Oxford, OX1 3EY  01865 240940  www.smng.org.uk St Michael at the North Gate is the oldest Church Tower in Oxford and is definitely worth a visit! There’s also a treasury of silver and bronze dating back to the 1600s and you can also see a copy of the church accounts dating back hundreds of years. Open: 10.30am - 5pm (10.30am - 4pm in Winter). Admission: Adults £3, Children £1.80, Family ticket £8.50, Groups of 10 or more £2.50 per person.

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The James Sadler Oxford Balloon Experience  info@oxfordballoonexperience.com  0845 116 8899  www.oxfordballoonexperience.com The James Sadler Oxford Balloon Experience, a World class attraction to commemorate James Sadler, a working-class hero who made history in 1784 by becoming the first Englishman to fly, as well as many other remarkable achievements. The Centre will offer 120 metre high balloon rides in a tethered balloon, alongside a complementary information and education centre, educating visitors about Sadler’s extraordinary achievements. Education is key: interactive scientific concepts will be designed with children in mind.

Oxford Official Walking Tours  15-16 Broad Street, Oxford, OX1 3AS  01865 686442  experienceoxfordshire.org/official-tours What better way to discover our beautiful city than on foot? The Oxford Official Walking Tours are a fascinating and entertaining way to explore and learn about this unique city, its history, University, famous people and odd traditions. Oxford Official Walking Tours cover a wide range of topics from an introduction to the city and its University to Inspector Morse, Harry Potter, J.R.R. Tolkien and more.

University Church of St. Mary the Virgin  High Street, Oxford, OX1 4BJ  01865 279111  www.university-church.ox.ac.uk St Mary’s is situated at the historic heart of the City and University of Oxford. Thought to be the oldest university building in the world, the Tower was built in 1280, and the University’s reference library was added in 1320. It is worth the climb of 127 steps to make it to the top to enjoy fine uninterrupted views across Oxford and the surrounding countryside. Open: 9am to 5pm (July and August 9am-6pm). Tower Admission: Adult £4 (Concs £2.50)

Oxford Castle Unlocked  44-46 Oxford Castle, Oxford, OX1 1AY  01865 260666  www.oxfordcastleunlocked.co.uk Discover 1,000 years of Oxford’s history. Oxford Castle Unlocked is a visitor attraction with a past stretching far beyond your imagination. Led by a costumed character guide, the rich history of the castle will be revealed. Climb the Saxon St George’s Tower, descend deep underground into the Crypt, explore the Prison D-Wing and scale the Mound of the 11th century motte-and-bailey castle. Opening Times: 10am - 5pm.

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EVENTS CALENDAR 2018 A quick overview of events to look forward to. For a full list of what’s going on in Oxford and Oxfordshire, see the website! www.inoxford.com

Valentine’s Day Lock In  www.oxfordcastleunlocked.co.uk Wednesday 14th February: Wine, dine, and do your time! Get ‘locked in’ with your loved one this Valentine’s Day as Oxford Castle Unlocked offers couples an evening to remember! Enjoy a delicious three course meal served in the intimate and unique surroundings of historic Oxford Castle! Why not try something a bit different this year? To book please call 01904 261262.

Chinese New Year Celebration  www.blenheimpalace.com Saturday 17th February: Enjoy a traditional Double Guan Yin Chinese Lion dance accompanied by a drummer and tuck in to some delicious Chinese street food from a variety of stalls in the Great Court. Don’t miss out on special photos and meet-and-greet opportunities with the lion, then venture into the Palace to warm up and discover the magnificent Great Hall.

Christmas/Winter Selling Exhibition  www.turrillsculpturegarden.org.uk Until Saturday 24th February: The Turrill Christmas/Winter Selling Exhibition this year has a really good range of different styles and materials offered by a great group of small-scale sculptors aimed at an affordable price range for inspired gifts. With work from Diccon Dadey’s, Harriet Coleridge, Sally Dorrity, Jill Collier, Pam Armitage, Anne Arlidge, Anne Gingell & Andrew Thompson.

Oxford International Art Fair  www.oxfordinternationalartfair.com Friday 23rd - Sunday 25th February: Building on the success of previous year’s editions, the art fair will run over three halls, showing a great variety of artworks by a selection of international exhibitors from 26 countries. Expect; Paintings, Sculptures, Photography Art, Illustrations, Jewellery, bespoke crafts and more. Tickets available online or at the Museum of Oxford Gift Shop.

New Art Club - Cupid’s Revenge  www.dancinoxford.co.uk Saturday 10th March: New Art Club, one of the UK’s best loved comedy dance theatre companies, bring you a brand new show in defence of love. Real Love. In today’s disposable world where love is used to sell us everything from mobiles to fizzy pop to insurance policies where did real love go? Or is it still there somewhere? Where is Cupid when we need him?

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Experience Oxfordshire  15-16 Broad Street, Oxford, OX1 3AS  01865 686430  www.experienceoxfordshire.org Experience Oxfordshire is pleased to promote the many wonderful cultural events, shows, exhibitions and festivals that take place across the city and county. There’s always something going on in Oxfordshire, for all interests and ages. Check our calendar to see what events are on tonight, this weekend, or during your future visit.

FUNomusica Family Concert at Oxford Town Hall Sunday 4th February: Ever wanted to spend the day in the world of Elsa from Frozen, Woody from Toy Story or Sully from Monsters Inc? This is your chance to listen to the theme tunes of your favourite film characters right here in Oxford! www.oxfordphil.com Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour at New Theatre Oxford Wednesday 7th February: Through the big screen, join fearless explorers and intrepid film-makers as they venture deep into the world’s most isolated and spectacular landscapes. Starring climbers, skiers, mountain bikers, high-wire walkers and much more, this brand-new collection of films is guaranteed to wow audiences with its phenomenal cinematography and inspirational characters. www.atgtickets.com/oxford Winter Solstice at The North Wall Thursday 8th February: Family, betrayal and the inescapable presence of the past reverberate through the UK regional premiere of Roland Schimmelpfennig’s razorsharp comedy about the rise of the new right across the globe. www.thenorthwall.com Manwatching at The Old Fire Station Saturday 10th February: Written by an anonymous woman. Performed by an unprepared man. MANWATCHING begins with a male comedian being given a script they have never seen before. They read the script out loud, sight unseen, in front of an audience. www.oldfirestation.org.uk Creative Conversation: ‘She Who Writes Herstory Rewrites History’ at MAO Saturday 10th February: Be part of this dynamic event about the future of art education in secondary schools. Join artist and educator Lubaina Himid and collaborators to explore how learning to think like artists can open-up fresh ways for young people to perceive the world and their place in it. www.modernartoxford.org.uk Jean-Sélim Abdelmoula, piano – Mozart, Brahms and Schubert at SJE Arts Sunday 11th February: Born in Switzerland in 1991, pianist and composer Jean-Sélim Abdelmoula studied at the Lausanne Conservatoire and at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama, graduating with Distinction. Join SJE Arts for this relaxed afternoon concert and enjoy a cup of tea and some homemade cake as you listen. www.sje-oxford.org Yana and the Yeti at The North Wall Tuesday 13th February: Featuring exquisite music, Arctic landscapes and a cast of extraordinary puppets, Yana and the Yeti is a dark, funny and poignant tale of a small child’s determination to be understood and her discovery that friends can come in the most unexpected shapes and sizes. www.thenorthwall.com

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MUSIC Music at Oxford  info@musicatoxford.com  01865 244806  www.musicatoxford.com Erik Satie: Memoirs of a pear-shaped life Friday 16th February: Anne Lovett Piano. David Bamber Narrator. Erik Satie was a complex, eccentric and lonely man. Devised and written by Meurig Bowe, Memoirs of a pear-shaped life showcases the full, startling breadth of the composer’s piano output and interweaves Satie’s diaries and reflections on this riotously varied, chaotically creative and intermittently dysfunctional life. Tickets: £15 - £32 (Students & Under 18s £10 off). Venue: SJE Arts. Time: 8pm. Villiers Quartet Friday 23rd February: Mendelssohn. Hubert Parry. Beethoven. The culmination of the Villiers’ residency in Oxford, thanks to the Faculty of Music with support from the Radcliffe Trust, forms this glorious concert of two much-loved works interspersed with a lesser-known quartet by Hubert Parry. Mendelssohn’s op. 80 – with its dramatic opening movement and searing Adagio – was composed as an homage to his sister Fanny, who had recently died. Tickets: £15 (Students £5 & Music students can reserve their free ticket by emailing events@music.ox.ac.uk). Venue: Holywell Music Room. Time: 7.30pm.

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EDUCATIONAL The Oxfordshire Museum  Park Street, Woodstock, OX20 1SN  01993 811456  oxfordshire.gov.uk/oxfordshiremuseum Lecture: Lucienne Day - A Sense of Growth Saturday 3rd February: In this talk Dr Harris looks back at Lucienne Day’s extraordinary career and discusses her influence on 20th Century design. Time: 2pm. Tickets: £8 - Booking required T: 01993 814106. Lecture: A Literary Tour Of Oxford’s Waterways Wednesday 7th February: By Mark Davies. Time: 7.30pm. Tickets: £4 - Booking required T: 01993 814106. TOM Tots Tuesday 13th February: Music, stories and rhymes for the under 5s. Time: 10.30am - 11am. Tickets: £1 per child, £2.50 per family. Family Fun craft drop-in Tuesday 13th February & Thursday 15th February: On Tuesday make paper designs large and small using print and collage Lucienne day style. On Thursday take shapes and colours from the ‘Living Design’ exhibition and make a magical mobile. Time: 2pm - 4pm. Tickets: £2 per child, £5 per family. Trash & Treasure Family Workshop Wednesday 14th February: Suitable for ages 5+. A pick and mix of Treasure activities including Make Your Own Bling! Time: 10.30am - 12pm. Tickets: £3 per child, £7 per family - Booking required T: 01993 814106 Treasure Hunters - Guided Family Trail Wednesday 14th February: Suitable for ages 5+. Wonderful things to touch and see. Join our expedition to seek out Oxfordshire’s treasures. Time: Trails every 30 minutes from 2pm - 4pm. Tickets: £1 per child. Lucienne Day - Living Design Until Sunday 4th March: A touring exhibition by Arts University Bournemouth, created in collaboration with the designer’s daughter. Lucienne Day was a renowned mid-20th century textile designer, who created work for the Festival of Britain, Heals and John Lewis.

Soldiers of Oxfordshire Museum  Park Street, Woodstock, Oxfordshire, OX20 1SN  01993 810211  www.sofo.org.uk Walk through a recreated Great War trench, sit inside a section of a D-Day Horsa Glider or try your hand at some war-time code breaking! More than just a regimental history museum, SOFO focuses on the connection between conflict and county, letting you explore military history through the stories of the people of Oxfordshire involved in conflict throughout time. Lecture: Glyn Evans’ ‘Troopship Birkenhead‘ Wednesday 7th February: Glyn Evans was born in Birkenhead in 1944 and spent many happy hours as a Sea Scout rowing round the docks among the cargo vessels using the port. Tickets: £10

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Pitt Rivers Museum  South Parks Road, Oxford, OX1 3PP  01865 270927  www.prm.ox.ac.uk Darning Masterclass Saturday 10th February: Learn to darn with Tom van Deijnen, aka Tom of Holland, best known for his Visible Mending Programme, then go on an exclusive behind the scenes tour in the Pitt Rivers Conservation Lab. Tom will teach Swiss and stocking darning techniques alongside his inspiring darning showcase. You’ll take home a comprehensive handout, two darning needles, skills to tackle any holey sock or thinning elbow and a beautiful darn as a badge of honour! Book online. Time: 9am - 1pm or 2pm - 6pm. Tickets: £95 (Includes tuition, all materials & behind the scenes tour) Specialist Darning Class (Level Intermediate and above) Sunday 11th February: This is a specialist darning class from Tom van Deijnen teaching how to repair holes that are too large for the regular stocking darn, using two techniques: the web darn and knitting in a patch. Participants will need to be able to do Swiss darning and be able to knit and purl, pick up stitches and make left and right-leaning single decreases. Time: 9am - 1pm. Tickets: £95 (Includes tuition & behind the scenes tour)

SPORTS Oxford United Football Club  The Kassam Stadium, Grenoble Road, Oxford, OX4 4XP  01865 337533  www.oufc.co.uk Oxford United Football Club is a professional association football club based in the city of Oxford. Get the latest news straight from Oxford United. Official team updates, match previews & reviews, transfer information and more at our website www.oufc.co.uk Saturday 3rd February, 15:00: Charlton Athletic (A) Saturday 10th February, 15:00: Bristol Rovers (H) Tuesday 13th February, 19:45: Rotherham United (A) Saturday 17th February, 15:00: Plymouth Argyle (H) Saturday 24th February, 15:00: Northampton Town (A)

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Oxford University RFC  Jackdaw Lane, Iffley Road, Oxford, OX4 1SR  01865 432000  www.ourfc.org Oxford University Rugby Football Club (OURFC) has a long and illustrious history of sporting distinction and remains one of the world’s leading and most renowned amateur rugby clubs. Follow our facebook pages; /ourfc.blues and /OURFCWomen for our latest updates and fixtures.

THEATRE New Theatre Oxford  George St, Oxford, OX1 2AG  0844 871 3020  www.atgtickets.com/oxford Cilla - The Musical Tuesday 13th - Saturday 17th February: Cilla - The Musical is the new spectacular and heart-warming musical adaptation of the critically acclaimed hit ITV television series by Bafta Award winner, Jeff Pope. It tells the extraordinary story of the teenage girl from Liverpool whose teenage dreams of stardom lead to her becoming one of Britain’s best-loved entertainers of all time. Ellen Kent: Madama Butterfly Friday 23rd - Saturday 24th February: One of the world’s most popular operas, Puccini’s Madama Butterfly tells the heartbreaking story of the beautiful young Japanese girl who falls in love with an American naval lieutenant – with dramatic results. Highlights include the melodic Humming Chorus, the moving aria One Fine Day and the unforgettable Love Duet.

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Old Fire Station  40 George Street, Oxford, OX1 2AQ  01865 263980  www.oldfirestation.org.uk Above The Mealy-Mouthed Sea Thursday 15th February: Fusing poetry and song, award-winning Unholy Mess return with a funny, strange and poignant play about growing up and inescapable truths. Performance poet Jemima Foxtrot takes you on a powerful journey exploring memory, childhood and what happens when we can’t quite get to the punchline. Tickets: £12, Conc £10. Time: 7.30pm #Ending the Silence Thursday 22nd - Saturday 24th February: Where are our heroes, history makers and change-makers? Why are so many not recognised in our history books or halls of fame? Ending the Silence is a protest-for-change style of theatre exploring the black diaspora experience and the struggles for justice, equality and human rights. It fuses theatre, dance, song and performance poetry to create a strong visual and emotional performance. Tickets: £10, Conc £8. Time: 7.30pm

Creation Theatre  Various mystery locations around Oxfordshire  01865 766266  www.creationtheatre.co.uk Holiday Workshops Monday 12th February – Friday 16th February: Every holiday, we run Put on a Play in a Week workshops. Join the Creation team for a week where we get to grips with the text and rehearse, whilst playing a lot of games, then on Friday, we invite friends and family to come and see the final show. The show will usually take place at 3pm on the Friday, this will be confirmed during the week. Dracula Saturday 3rd March - Saturday 14th April: What happened to Jonathan in Transylvania, and why can’t he tell Mina? Will Van Helsing be able to cure Lucy’s bad dreams before it’s too late? This new adaptation of Bram Stoker’s classic, performed by just two actors, will use innovative audio-visual design to conjure up the phantom count, deep in the basement of Blackwell’s Bookshop.

Oxford Playhouse  11 - 12 Beaumont Street, Oxford, OX1 2LW  01865 305305  www.oxfordplayhouse.com The Little Match Girl (And Other Happier Tales) Tuesday 13th - Saturday 17th February: Emma Rice’s “exquisite” (Telegraph) production comes to Oxford Playhouse following its critically acclaimed premiere at Shakespeare’s Globe. As our destitute heroine struggles to survive, she strikes her matches to keep warm. Each match will conjure a new story, a new vision, and we will hold her hand as we tumble down the rabbit hole together. Hedda Wednesday 21st - Saturday 24th February: Hedda returns from her honeymoon to an empty marriage, an unfulfilling existence and a pregnancy she doesn’t want. Driven by an unthinking desire for power, she manipulates those around her to devastating effect. In this bold contemporary version of Henrik Ibsen’s original, Critics’ Circle Award-winner Lucy Kirkwood brings the enigmatic Hedda into a modern world full of crisis, Oxford academics and destabilising gender roles.

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Marlborough Auction Rooms  West End Offices, Elm Tree Park, Marlborough, SN8 1PS  01672 861081  www.marlboroughauctionrooms.org We are Auctioneers and Valuers of antiques and collectables. Providing a range of services to assist you, whatever your needs, including: Selling at auction, Buying at auction, Probate services, Insurance valuations & Clearance services. Our valuation mornings are held every Wednesday from 10am to 1pm and 2pm to 4pm at our offices in Manton. However, we are very happy to arrange an appointment at an alternative time or book a visit to your home. Next Auction Wednesday 31st January: Held at the Marlborough Golf Club, The Common, Marlborough, Wiltshire, SN8 1DU. Please see website for viewing times. Time: 11am.

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B4  PO Box 388, Kidlington, OX5 9EH  01865 742211  www.b4-business.com Register for events online at www.b4-business.com B4 50th Issue Celebration 1st February: Join B4 Members and guests as we celebrate the release of our 50th Edition at the home of the cover shot – Blenheim Palace. Blenheim Palace Historic House and Gardens in Oxfordshire. With its own special place in Britain’s history, Blenheim Palace is a true national treasure. Time: 6pm - 8pm B4 Classic Event at Milton Hill House Thursday 8th March: This B4 Classic Event will involve networking with drinks and canapés, followed by welcome speeches from B4’s Richard Rosser and Ben Sanders of Milton Hill House, with tours of the beautiful venue taking place afterwards alongside further networking opportunities. Time: 6pm - 8pm

Business in Oxford 2018  PO Box 388, Kidlington, OX5 9EH  01865 742211  www.businessinoxford.com Wednesday 23rd May: Business in Oxford is the one-day thoughtprovoking event that will transform the way you do business. BIO2018 brings together hundreds of business owners, leaders, entrepreneurs, and professionals united by their passion for business. They come to learn from and be inspired by some of the UK’s most prominent figures from business and beyond - a great combination of content comprised of CEO’s, entrepreneurs, innovators, thinkers, artists and more. In a world of information overkill, BIO2018 focuses on the issues most pertinent to you and your business, invigorating new thinking and inspiring action. Tickets: Early Bird Rate £27.50 - £75 (Rates end on 31st March) visit www.businessinoxford.com/tickets.html to book.

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Oxford is known across the globe as being a leader in education. From the world-famous colleges of the University of Oxford, to local private and public schools.

EF Oxford Language School  Pullens Lane, Oxford, OX3 0DT  01865 759660  www.ef.co.uk Experience centuries of academic excellence and a tourist destination complete with stunning architecture, markets and world class museums. Highlights include: Spacious modern campus is situated on private grounds in a quiet residential neighbourhood; Newly renovated English school features glassroofed cafeteria, fitness room, multimedia lecture hall and classrooms; Spacious student lounge equipped with TV, DVD player and a variety of games; Outdoor patio with lounge chairs and year-round BBQ café.

Lake School of English Oxford  14 Park End Street, Oxford, OX1 1JQ  01865 724312  www.englishinoxford.com In the centre of Oxford, the Lake School of English offers a professional, dynamic approach to teaching and a supportive environment for learning with intensive courses delivered by wellqualified and experienced teachers. Our students enjoy personal attention, inclusive social activities, comfortable accommodation and lovely self-study facilities. The Lake School is British Council accredited, a leading Centre of Excellence 2010 – 2015, and a member of Quality English. Email: carmel@englishinoxford.com

Our Lady’s Abingdon  Abingdon on Thames, Oxfordshire, OX14 3PS  01235 524658  www.olab.org.uk OLA is a member of The Society of Heads, the Independent Association of Prep Schools (IAPS) and the Catholic Independent Schools’ Conference (CISC). It is a thriving and highly-regarded independent day school for boys and girls aged 3-18 years. The school is set in pleasant grounds within walking distance of the centre of Abingdon and within a few miles of Oxford. The facilities on offer are extensive.

Eckersley School of English  14 Friars Entry, Oxford, OX1 2BZ  01865 721268  www.eckersley.co.uk At Eckersley School of English we deliver intensive English courses in the heart of Oxford, England. Students are taught in very small class sizes which creates a collaborative training environment with constant proximity to tutors. This close tutorship feeds students’ curiosity and inspires them in the creation of their bilingual identity. The very small class sizes allow us to focus on each student’s own intelligences and give extra coaching where needed.

Perfect Rhythm Music Tuition  o.r.ambrose@gmail.com  07918 852603  www.perfectrhythm.co.uk Perfect Rhythm Music Tuition provides fun, music lessons. Whether you wish to learn to play drums at home or come to a professional rehearsal studio, we can accommodate you! Run by Ollie Ambrose, a talented multi-instrumentalist with over 5 years teaching experience and 15 years’ participation in performing.

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CINNAMON KITCHEN OXFORD Cinnamon Kitchen Oxford is the new modern Indian restaurant from renowned chef Vivek Singh at Westgate. The menus reflect Vivek’s signature culinary style which marries modern Indian flavours with Western techniques. A selection of accessible menus includes a £12 one dish menu, set lunch (two courses £18 / three for £21) and set dinner menus (two courses for £24 / three for £28 with a glass of Prosecco), alongside a la carte dishes, a tasting menu and a kids menu for £9. Cocktails from award-winning mixologist Tony Conigliaro and a roof terrace with breathtaking views of Oxford’s iconic spires finish off the unique drinking and dining experience in the heart of Oxford.

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FEBRUARY FILM RELEASES

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Select highlights of films on in Oxford and Oxfordshire over this month. Please see www.inoxford.com for more details and trailers.

Journey’s End ‘Journey’s End’ takes us to the front lines of the First World War, where a company of British soldiers awaits a German attack after being effectively abandoned by their commanders. Led by Captain Stanhope, who frequently turns to drink to ease his shattered nerves, they know their chances of survival are slim. In spite of that, young recruit Raleigh is determined to see them through.

Winchester: The House That Ghosts Built Inspired by true events, ‘Winchester: The House That Ghosts Built’ tells the tale of the most haunted house in the world, built by the heiress to the Winchester firearms fortune. It spans seven storeys and hundreds of rooms, under constant construction with no apparent rhyme or reason to the extensions.

Fifty Shades Freed The concluding chapter of the worldwide phenomenon, ‘Fifty Shades Freed’ sees Ana and Christian finally get married. But although their life seems perfect, nothing is ever that simple. Everything that belongs to Christian is now Ana’s as well. Fabulous wealth, beautiful houses and even a private jet are now hers. But unfortunately, Christian still has his fair share of demons.

The Shape Of Water ‘The Shape Of Water’ is a modern-day fairy tale that chronicles the unlikely romance between a mute cleaning lady and the mysterious creature imprisoned at the laboratory where she works. Both Elisa and the amphibian man are terribly lonely, and find happiness in the brief times they’re able to spend together. The lab see the creature as something sub-human.

Black Panther Welcome to Wakanda, the homeland of the ‘Black Panther’. An isolated, technologically advanced African nation, it’s a modern El Dorado – and now, T’Challa must defend it from an old enemy. After his father’s death, he has become King of Wakanda and the new Black Panther. And his mettle will be tested by the arrival of Erik Killmonger and Ulysses Klaue, who want to overthrow him.

Lady Bird Christine ‘Lady Bird’ McPherson is a young girl who spends almost all her time fighting against her mother – with whom she has more in common than she’d like to admit. They both care deeply for each other, but they’re also extremely opinionated, strong-willed and always sure that they’re right. As Lady Bird grows up we observe how their relationship constantly changes & defines them.

I, Tonya ‘I, Tonya’ is the unbelievable story of Tonya Harding, a champion figure skater whose legacy would forever be defined by an infamous, ill-conceived (and very poorly-executed) attack on a competitor. After being told her whole life that she wouldn’t amount to anything, she was determined to win at any cost – which led to a desperate attempt to even the playing field.

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ART & ANTIQUES IN OXFORD Oxford cultivates a rich art society, from fine artists to illustrators, we even have our fair share of comicbook artists.

Kieran Stiles Art Studios  Folly Bridge, Oxford  07967 075367  www.artcoursesoxford.com A range of beginner and advanced courses in painting, printmaking and life drawing with a professional artist and experienced, qualified teacher. Mid-week and weekend tuition in a friendly atmosphere. Group sessions, all day workshops and individual tutorials. Exhibition space available. All in the inspiring setting of Folly Bridge, Oxford. Email: kieran@artcoursesoxford.com

Ashmolean Museum  Beaumont Street, Oxford, OX1 2PH  01865 278000  www.ashmolean.org The Ashmolean is the University of Oxford’s museum of art and archaeology, founded in 1683. Our world famous collections range from Egyptian mummies to contemporary art, telling human stories across cultures and across time. IMAGINING THE DIVINE: Art and the Rise of World Religions Until Sunday 18th February: Why do we think of Jesus Christ with a beard? Or Buddha as cross-legged? Today, the pictures people conjure when they think of the world’s major religions – Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam and Judaism – are distinctive and immediately recognisable. But two thousand years ago that was not the case. Tickets: £10.

NEXT AUCTION Wednesday 31st January, 11am

Marlborough Golf Club, The Common, Marlborough, Wiltshire, SN8 1DU “Bringing local communities to a worldwide market” Please see the website for viewing times. www.marlboroughauctionrooms.org

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Sanders of Oxford  104 High Street, Oxford, OX1 4BW  01865 242590  info@sandersofoxford.com Sanders of Oxford, situated in the 17th century Salutation Inn, has long been a landmark on the High Street. Our selection of prints and maps, dating from 16th – 20th Centuries, is extensive and encompasses a wide range of subjects, engravers and prices.

Christ Church Picture Gallery Nick Schlee Drawing to Painting

20 January – 9 April 2018 Opening Times:

Mon, Wed - Sat: 10.30am - 1pm & 2pm - 4.30pm; Sun: 2pm - 4.30pm (Closed Tuesdays) Christ Church, Oxford Entrance via Oriel Square Admission: £4/£2 Tel: 01865 276172 www.chch.ox.ac.uk/gallery

Sanders of Oxford Antique Prints & Maps

Sanders of Oxford, situated in the 17th century Salutation Inn, has long been a landmark on the High Street. Our selection of prints and maps, dating from 16th – 20th Centuries, is extensive and encompasses a wide range of subjects, engravers and prices. On display in the gallery at the moment we have a fantastic collection of early maps of Great Britain and the rest of the World alongside some of the rarest printed views of the University City. February Sale: Although on a much smaller scale than previous years our famous February sale returns this month, offering up to 75% off a selection of antique prints. We also have astonishing bargains in our £1 to £5 boxes and reductions on framed items.

104 High Street, Oxford OX1 4BW. Tel: 01865 242590. E-mail: info@sandersofoxford.com. Web: www.sandersofoxford.com. Admission: FREE. Open: Mon to Sat 10am - 6pm, Sun 11am - 5pm

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ART & ANTIQUES IN OXFORD Oxford cultivates a rich art society, from fine artists to illustrators, we even have our fair share of comicbook artists.

Dantzig  1 Market Street, Woodstock, OX20 1SU  01993 812000  www.dantzig.uk Starting down the Passage de Dantzig, our story begins in Paris, 1902 with the opening of La Ruche, a beehive humming with artistic activity. Sustained by its collaborative efforts, sense of creative identity and colourful names in the 20th movement – we’ve taken the heart of this culture, believing in the thriving spirit of modernity, its descendants and the power of expression. Dantzig provides a space for the exchange of total art, with our gallery in Woodstock celebrating processes and exploring Modern and Contemporary works.

Modern Art Oxford  30 Pembroke Street, Oxford, OX1 1BP  01865 722733  www.modernartoxford.org.uk Founded in 1966, Modern Art Oxford is one of the UK’s most exciting and influential contemporary art spaces with an international reputation for ambitious and innovative projects. The gallery is open to all and all our exhibitions and events are completely free of charge, unless stated. We aim to make contemporary art accessible and engaging to the widest audience through presentation and participation.

Antiques at Heritage  Market Place, Woodstock, OX20 1TA  01993 811332  www.woodstockheritage.com Antiques at Heritage is the home of 12 established and experienced antique dealers located in a 15thc building in the heart of Woodstock just seven miles north of Oxford. A wide and ever changing range of antiques mainly pre-1940 can be found within the gallery. Stock includes English furniture country, formal and arts and crafts, silver, fine art, porcelain, pottery, jewellery, glass, mirrors, rugs, clocks, garden antiques, books, vintage luggage and accessories.

Vantage Point A Contemporary View of Oxford CHRISTOPHER FARRELL 13TH JANUARY 10TH FEBRUARY 2018 www.wisegal.com Tel: 01865 515 123 40-41 South Parade Summertown Oxford OX2 7JL

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Could you hold a Tea Party for Sobell House? It’s simple! Request a starter pack, pop the kettle on, invite your friends round for a slice of cake in return for donations. Then sit back and feel good that you have helped your local Hospice. Spread the word and help grow the care we provide here at Sobell House by holding your very own Come 4 tea. To find out more, contact us today: 01865 857008 / Libby.aley@sobellhospice.org

Caring today, tomorrow...and in the future At Sobell House we care for people at the end of their lives and support their families, friends and carers. We focus on quality of life, respecting each person’s dignity and uniqueness. Our wonderful dedicated staff accompany patients and their families on perhaps the most difficult journey they will ever make. Please will you support us? www.inoxford.com

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Looking for a break in the shire, or visiting Oxford city? Oxfordshire has a wide selection of wonderful accommodation available to you, from short and cheap to luxurious.

The Beetle and Wedge  Ferry Lane, Moulsford-on-Thames, Oxfordshire, OX10 9JF  01491 651381  www.beetleandwedge.co.uk We have three beautiful rooms overlooking the River Thames, with king-size beds and lovely roll-top baths, one of our ground floor rooms offers a spacious en suite shower room. Breakfast is served in the Boathouse and on fine weather mornings we can also serve outside on the jetty. Set on the banks of the River Thames the Boathouse Restaurant emphasis is on quality of food, wines and service. Join us and enjoy the tranquillity and peace of a beautiful riverside setting for relaxed dining.

Macdonald Randolph Hotel  Beaumont Street, Oxford, OX1 2LN  01865 256400  www.macdonald-hotels.co.uk/randolph Oxford’s leading hotel - The AA Five star Macdonald Randolph - is situated in the heart of the city opposite the world famous Ashmolean Museum. Built in 1864 and recently refurbished, the hotel offers each guest the highest level of comfort and service in a traditional and welcoming environment. The location makes the Macdonald Randolph Hotel an ideal base for exploring the historic sights of Oxford or the thriving shopping centre just two minutes walk away.

Malmaison Oxford  3 New Road, Oxford, OX1 1AY  0330 016 0380  www.malmaison.com/oxford It’s never a hard day’s night at our Oxford hotel, which is surely one of our most unique buildings around. Located in a converted prison in a medieval castle, this boutique hotel is in Oxford Castle Quarter, one of the oldest, busiest and trendiest spots in the city. So, if you’re tired of doing hard time in run-of-the-mill hotels, check into this extraordinary slammer where the only hardship is having to go home!

Bear & Ragged Staff  28 Appleton Road, Cumnor, Oxfordshire, OX2 9QH  01865 862329  www.bearandraggedstaff.com The Bear is just 2 miles away from the A34, 4 miles West of Oxford and without all the city centre parking issues and outside rush hour, is a mere 12 minute drive away. Guests have full access to the bars, decking, log fires and the main restaurant. Perfect for that special romantic weekend or for the busy travelling businessperson. Although the Inn closes for business at around midnight to 1am our staff are available 24 hours a day. For detailed descriptions of rooms and prices visit our website.

Royal Oxford Hotel  Park End Street, Oxford, OX1 1HR  01865 248432  www.royaloxfordhotel.co.uk The Royal Oxford Hotel is a Non Smoking Property located 2 minutes walk to the bus and train stations and offers: Air conditioned bedrooms; Free wireless network throughout the hotel; Spacious and well appointed accommodation; Complementary water and selection of fresh fruit in all bedrooms; Tourist Information Within easy reach of the train station and the centre of Oxford.

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Holiday Inn Oxford  Woodstock Road, Oxford, OX2 8JD  0871 942 9086  www.hioxfordhotel.co.uk The Holiday Inn Oxford hotel is beside the A34 and with ample free parking, it’s easy to travel into Oxford - just hop on the Park and Ride bus adjacent to the hotel. It’s also close to the M40, M4, Blenheim Palace and Silverstone.The 154 bedroom purpose-built hotel offers Wi-Fi internet access and excellent hotel family rooms for up to 2 adults and 2 children. And because Kids Eat & Stay Free, it’s a fantastic value for families. While you’re here, enjoy the large gym, pool and beauty therapists in the Spirit health club.

River Hotel  Botley Road, Oxford, OX2 0AA  01865 243475  www.riverhotel.co.uk Long established local business Excellent City location overlooking the river, by ‘Thames Walk’ towpath; Oxford College owned property, originally an 1870’s Master-builder’s home; 18 bedrooms with own bathroom, all with expected in-room facilities; 24-hr access for registered residents, free on-site car-park and wi-fi; SatNav, via Mill Street, take immediate first lane on right OX2 0AJ; On A420, 1 mile to A34 ring road, west exit at Botley/Seacourt interchange; Easy walk to City, Colleges, Venues, Conferences, near Said Business School; VisitEngland **metro grading, breakfast table service, residents bar; ‘Large enough to be comfortable, small enough to be friendly’

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ROYAL OXFORD HOTEL Oxford has recently undergone an extensive facelift - first of all, there was the opening of the Westgate Shopping Centre and now there is the Royal Oxford Hotel... Reviewed by Matthew Wright

Oxford has recently undergone an extensive facelift - first of all, there was the opening of the Westgate Shopping Centre (which should lift Oxford higher than 48th in the list of ‘Most Desirable UK Shopping Districts’), and now there is the Royal Oxford Hotel, which is midway through its own 26-room refurbishment. What does that mean? Well, completely new bathrooms, brand-new carpets throughout, and an overhaul of the breakfast area. What remains unchanged is the hotel’s excellent location – right opposite the Said Business school, and within a 5-minute walk of the new Westgate...but still very close to the railway station for those who still prefer to do their shopping at Bicester Village! As always, the welcome at the front desk is warm and heartfelt. Need to check-in early? Not a problem, they’ll either store bags or allocate a room if one is available. Car parking (a huge bug bear in Oxford!)? Allocated covered parking is £10 per night, just across the road at a nearby retail outlet. Advice on where to go in Oxford? Yes, the receptionists can actually tell you where to go and what you might like to do, providing maps and citing personal experience. The rooms are spacious with all the usual tea and coffee-making facilities, as well as modern essentials such as fans (not usually necessary in

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“HENRY JAMES ONCE SAID, “OXFORD LENDS SWEETNESS TO LABOUR AND DIGNITY TO LEISURE.” IN WHICH CASE, THE ROYAL OXFORD HOTEL MUST RANK AS THE MOST DIGNIFIED OF STAYS.” January) and hairdryers (most important for ladies…and for those men who blow dry their hair!) Moreover, the beds are extremely comfortable, so much so that there is a real danger you might chose to lie-in and not explore everything that Oxford has to offer on your doorstep! Henry James once said, “Oxford lends sweetness to labour and dignity to leisure.” In which case, The Royal Oxford Hotel must rank as the most dignified of stays. Valentine’s Day Deal Double or Twin Room £145.00 The package includes English and Continental Breakfast, Box of Chocolates and a bottle of Prosecco. Book online: www.royaloxfordhotel.co.uk or call 01865 248432.

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Looking for a break in the shire, or visiting Oxford city? Oxfordshire has a wide selection of wonderful accommodation available to you, from short and cheap to luxurious.

Righton ď 14 Oakthorpe Road, Summertown, Oxford, OX2 7BE ď‚• 01865 318594  www.rightonproperty.co.uk Righton specialises in high quality serviced accommodation in Oxford for both short stay and longer term let. Our properties are carefully selected to be close to local amenities, transport links and key businesses and can be rented for as little as three nights through to a year or more. Our services include weekly linen and towel changes, weekly freshen-up cleans, internet access, telephone and tariffs inclusive of utilities.

The Manor Country House Hotel ď Weston-on-the-Green, Oxfordshire, OX25 3QL ď‚• 01869 350621  www.themanorweston.com Discover your haven of luxury at The Manor. You are invited to linger awhile in the stunning luxury bedrooms, your very own sanctuary of peace and opulence. Pause for a moment and enjoy the smoothest of white cotton linens and the most sumptuous of handpicked beds. Savour the contrasts of the 11th Century history with the modern must-have conveniences.

The Feathers Hotel ď Market Street, Woodstock, Oxfordshire, OX20 1SX ď‚• 01993 812291  www.feathers.co.uk The Feathers Hotel is an inviting country retreat that combines historic charm with a fun personality. Named Oxfordshire’s Restaurant of the Year 2012, it currently holds the Guinness World Record for the largest collection of gin (167 varieties). “The Gin Experienceâ€? menu is ÂŁ75 per person for seven courses.

Museum Hotel Oxford ď 107 St. Aldates, Oxford, OX1 1BU ď‚• 01865 250075  www.museumhotel.uk The Hotel is a beguiling 10 bedroom hideaway, located in the heart of historic Oxford, the building dates back to 1594 & houses numerous unique features, from embracing the latest technology, to respecting its historic charm. We offer an almost wholly automated check in service providing the option of being completely independent. A gratis continental breakfast will also await you each morning in our artist studio.

Contact us today and let us create your perfect event 01865 735 408

THE VENUE OF CHOICE FOR ALL OCCASIONS  The Westwood Hotel, Hinksey Hill Top, Near Boars Hill, Oxfordshire, OX1 5BG  01865 735 408  reservations@westwoodhotel.co.uk  hotelwestwood  hotelwestwood  the-westwood-hotel-oxford

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Need to freshen your Design, Video, Photography or Print?

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From the chic designer shopping outlets at Bicester Village, to the fresh and local produce available at Farmers’ Markets, to handmade souvenirs and clothing in Oxford’s Covered Market.

Wychwood Brewery  Eagle Maltings, The Crofts, Witney, Oxfordshire, OX28 4DP  01993 890800  www.wychwood.co.uk The Wychwood Brewery is tucked away behind the main street of the market town of Witney, in the heart of the Oxfordshire Cotswolds. Discover the brewing process of Wychwood & Brakspear Beers, from seeing the raw ingredients to the finished product during one of our 45 minute guided tours. After the tour you are invited to sample our flagship Legendary Hobgoblin and our range of Wychwood and Brakspear bottled beers.

University of Oxford Shop  106 High Street, Oxford, OX1 4BW  01865 247414  www.oushop.com Established in 1991, the University of Oxford Shop has been welcoming visitors and residents of Oxford for 25 years. Our ranges of official merchandise, clothing and gifts feature exclusive Oxford designs and where possible are made in the UK. We are wholly owned by the University and profits from every purchase help to support teaching and research.

Bicester Village  50 Pingle Drive, Bicester, OX26 6WD  01869 366266  www.bicestervillage.com Discover a relaxed shopping haven in the beautiful Oxfordshire countryside, where spacious boutiques showcase the world’s leading fashion and lifestyle brands. Quality, attention to detail and five-star service are hallmarks of the Bicester Village shopping experience.

Hampers Food & Wine  31-33 Oxford Street, Woodstock, Oxfordshire, OX20 1TH  01993 811535  www.hampersfoodandwine.co.uk Based in Woodstock, Hampers Food and Wine is a delicatessen, cafe and gift hamper business bursting with a delicious, diverse range of the highest quality food and wine showcasing the very best from the local region and British Isle’s, accompanied by classic products from top producers around the world.

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From historic taverns frequented by writers and scholars of days gone by to contemporary award-winning restaurants, you will find something to suit all tastes in Oxfordshire.

ASIAN COSMO  Magdalen Street, Oxford, OX1 3AD  01865 297575  www.cosmo-restaurants.co.uk At COSMO Oxford, our chefs prepare over 150 authentic dishes from around the world every day and each dish is expertly created in small amounts to ensure they are always fresh. Its Live Cooking Stations provide the entertainment, sounds, aromas but above all, dishes cooked in front customers.

Qumins  86 St. Clements Street, Oxford, OX4 1AR  01865 247093  www.qumins.co.uk At Qumins we aim to provide an exciting new experience in fine Indian cuisine, blending traditional techniques with a modern twist. All of our products are made using the freshest, finest ingredients, and most importantly are cooked with love and passion for the Indian cuisine. With our unique menu we can guarantee that some of our specialities can only be tried and tested here at Qumins!

Cockadoo  Nuneham Courtenay, Oxford, OX44 9NX  01865 341030  www.cockadoo.co.uk The atmosphere at Cockadoo is relaxed, friendly and informal and our attention to detail and high level of service ensures your dining experience exceeds your expectations. Our skilled chefs use only the finest ingredients to create masterful oriental dishes.

Daba  36 Oxford Street, Woodstock, Oxfordshire, OX20 1TT  01993 815824  www.dabawoodstock.co.uk Daba is an Indian restaurant, located in Woodstock, that serves a selection of stunning Indian dishes. Our chefs use the finest ingredients and more than 17 years of experience to make sure that every meal is of the highest quality. What’s more, we take great pride in maintaining competitive prices, with every dish offering excellent value for money.

FRENCH Pierre Victoire  9 Little Clarendon St, Oxford, OX1 2HP  01865 316616  www.pierrevictoire.co.uk Enjoy our authentically cooked, traditional dishes in an informal environment at reasonable prices, the way the French do… Choose from a variety of fixed price menus, which we change with the seasons, focusing on local, fresh produce! We offer a 3 course lunch or early Pre Theatre supper for £11.50 and an evening 3 course Prix Fixe for £23.50! Rustic and friendly, with lots of candles, providing great food, value and service!

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CONTEMPORARY Acanthus  Beaumont Street, Oxford, OX1 2LN  01865 256410  www.macdonald-hotels.co.uk/randolph The restaurant at the Macdonald Randolph Hotel has recently just won its second AA rosette for its cuisine and features contemporary menus in an unrivalled setting with fabulous views of the city. If a more relaxed atmosphere is desired for a quiet drink then the Morse Bar provides a peaceful environment in which you can relax and unwind in after a busy day.

Cherwell Boathouse  Bardwell Road, Oxford, OX2 6ST  01865 552746  www.cherwellboathouse.co.uk Beautifully located by the river Cherwell. Fine food and renowned wine list (2010 Fine Wine list of the Year) Open lunch and dinner 7 days a week Marquee and terrace available for private hire. Week day lunch menu available 2 courses from £13.50. Al fresco dining available.

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From historic taverns frequented by writers and scholars of days gone by to contemporary award-winning restaurants, you will find something to suit all tastes in Oxfordshire.

Bear & Ragged Staff  28 Appleton Rd, Cumnor, Oxford, OX2 9QH  01865 862329  www.bearandraggedstaff.com Whether you are looking for a simple sandwich or businessman’s lunch, a romantic dinner for two or a full on three course meal with wine, port liqueurs and coffee, we have the solution. If you want to hold that special family gathering or a sit down banquet for 80, we can accommodate and tailor our offering to your requirements.

Cuttlefish  36 St Clement’s Street, Oxford, OX4 1AB  01865 243003  www.cuttlefishoxford.co.uk Cuttlefish is the new fish restaurant on the block, bringing the best seasonal, sustainable fish to Oxford from the shore at the fairest of prices. The extensive menu includes the Cuttlefish seafood platter, mixed fish grill and possibly Oxford’s best fish and chips. Non fish eaters and vegetarians have an eclectic choice too. A takeaway service is also available.

Rooftop Restaurant at Ashmolean  Beaumont Street, Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX1 2PH  01865 553823  www.ashmoleanrooftop.com Rooftop Restaurant at Ashmolean is bright, airy and contemporary, where the best of European cuisine meets the best of British tradition. The ethos and ambience reflects the museum itself, fine art in a classical English setting.

The Oxford Kitchen  215 Banbury Road, Summertown, Oxford, OX2 7HQ  01865 511149  www.theoxfordkitchen.co.uk The Oxford Kitchen’s reputation for fine modern British cuisine is built around the inspired creations of Executive Chef John Footman, whose food has the critics talking. Dishes on our à la carte and set menus have been carefully designed for their sensory appeal and exquisite flavour combinations. Recognised as a leader among the best dining outlets in the city, The Oxford Kitchen provides a full café service in a contemporary, intimate setting, offering breakfasts, morning coffees, specialty teas & snacks.

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LASSCO Three Pigeons  London Road, Milton Common, Oxfordshire, OX9 2JN  01844 277183  www.lassco.co.uk A quirky coaching inn with an all fresh kitchen on the London – Oxford turnpike. We source from local farms, wild food suppliers and our onsite vegetable and herb garden. Delightful evening menus with daily changes to utilise ingredients at their very best - seasonal, simple food. We have Real Ale from Shotover Brewing Company and wines from Oxfordshire vineyards.

ITALIAN Marco’s New York Italian Oxford  73 High St, Oxford, OX1 4BE  01865 256410  www.mpwrestaurants.co.uk/restaurants/marcos-oxford This stunning Marco Pierre White restaurant is located at number 73 on High Street in the centre of Oxford. Serving an array of mouthwatering dishes from Italian sharing platters, fresh fish, home-made pizza and pasta to New York favourites such as succulent steaks, burgers & Marco’s tasty BBQ ribs and lazy fries.

La Cucina  39-40 St. Clements, Oxford, OX4 1AB  01865 793811  www.lacucinaoxford.co.uk The open kitchen allows customers to see chefs at work, tossing pizza and preparing daily specials from 11am - 10.30pm. The menu changes seasonally and caters for all - families and those looking for an authentic italian dining experience in relaxed surroundings. Open front in Summer months.

Rigoletto  Bicester Road, Middleton Stoney, Oxfordshire, OX25 4TD  01869 343216  www.rigolettorestaurant.co.uk Rigoletto is a family run Italian restaurant, situated on the Bicester Road close to Middleton Stoney. We are also only a 5-10 minute drive from Bicester Village. The restaurant is set in idyllic surroundings with ample car parking. Serving a varied menu of Italian dishes and an excellent selection of wines.

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LA CUCINA My 11 year old daughter and I attended for an early Saturday night supper. She was tired, fresh from performing in pantomime in Abingdon, and also very hungry... Reviewed by Ruth Hawkins

My 11 year old daughter and I attended for an early Saturday night supper. She was tired, fresh from performing in pantomime in Abingdon, and also very hungry, so this was a good test for any restaurant, and La Cucina did not let us down! As soon as we walked into the very welcoming and relaxing restaurant, modern yet warm and friendly, we were given our choice of seating and seated very promptly. Menus were brought out and the variety of delicious sounding modern Italian dishes was vast! We didn’t have to wait long until our orders were taken - Really efficient, friendly and attentive service. To start, I decided on a portion of calamari and Isobel went for bruschetta. Within about 10 minutes our starters arrived. There is certainly no complaint about the size of portions! Both starters were generously sized, and my calamari was piping hot and clearly freshly cooked. Isobel’s bruschetta was a thick slice of toasted focaccia bread, covered in delicious chopped tomatoes and black olives and served with a small amount of salad (which seemed to find its way onto my plate, mostly!). Both starters went down a treat and left us excited for the main course! For mains, we were sorely tempted by the seasonal daily specials on the board ( updated throughout the day) but stuck with our gut instincts: Isobel went for Pizza frutti di mare, and I decided on Tagliata di manzo. The waitress made sure that Isobel realised that her pizza was served without cheese, and she was happy with that, a nice attentive touch, and I was asked how I wanted my

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5 THINGS I LOVED  Really efficient, friendly and attentive service  Variety of the menu – modern Italian  Tagliata – cooked just as I asked and a very generous portion  The ambiance – modern but warm and friendly  Reasonable wine list, not expensive: my glass of Merlot £5.45

steak cooked too. When the plates came out the aroma was drool-worthy, and my steak was cooked to perfection! The tagliata was served with a side order of polenta chips, and a generous salad of rocket leaves, cherry tomatoes and garnished with parmesan and balsamic vinegar. Isobel’s pizza looked delicious - huge, freshly cooked and covered with calamari, prawns and mussels, and garnished with fresh basil leaves. She managed about two thirds of it before admitting a thoroughly enjoyable defeat. There is a large and reasonably priced wine list to choose from and the staff are happy to help you pair the best drink to your meal choice. I opted for a small glass of merlot, and a very nice well served glass appeared in a second along with Isobel’s glass of fresh apple juice. Neither of us could manage a dessert which was a shame as they sounded delicious, such as Torta della Nonna, a Limonello Baba or classic Tiramisu. When we return, and we will, the belts are getting loosened and we’re going all out! A lovely evening for both of us, in a friendly and warm environment with fresh, home-cooked Italian treats right on your doorstop! And La Cucina even have a take-away service, so you really have no excuse not to experience this wonderful restaurant.

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From historic taverns frequented by writers and scholars of days gone by to contemporary award-winning restaurants, you will find something to suit all tastes in Oxfordshire.

Brookes Restaurant  Oxford Brookes University, Gipsy Lane, Oxford, OX3 0BP  01865 483803  restaurant.business.brookes.ac.uk As part of the Oxford School of Hospitality Management, our award-winning restaurant operates in a community of professionals dedicated to promoting excellence in food, wine and service. You can also join our hugely popular cookery courses.

CAFE The Vaults & Garden Café  University Church, 1 Radcliffe, Square, Oxford, OX1 4AH  01865 279112  www.thevaultsandgarden.com Housed in Oxford University’s Old Congregation House of 1320, the Vaults Cafe offers a delicious and healthy seasonal menu. When the weather is nice, our garden is one of the finest spots in Oxford to sit in, surrounded by architectural treasures, flowers and aromatic herbs. Hot water bottles & blankets are provided during the winter!

Aston Pottery Country Café  The Stables, Kingsway Farm, Aston, Oxfordshire, OX18 2BT  01993 852031  www.astonpottery.co.uk Built in 2008 our Country Café provides a light and airy space in which people can meet friends and family whilst enjoying a wide selection of homemade fare from local suppliers. Each morning fresh batches of scones, cakes and biscuits are baked and placed on their own individual cake stands - a perfect complement for a hot tea or coffee.

The Rose  51 High St, Oxford, OX1 4AS  01865 244429  www.the-rose.biz The Rose is a small restaurant and tea room on the High Street in Oxford which serves first class, freshly prepared food. From our breakfasts to our afternoon teas, we take great care in choosing the best ingredients available and preparing our food from scratch.

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BARS Angels  Little Clarendon Street, Oxford. OX1 2HS  01865 544244  www.angelsbar.co.uk Step into Angels and journey through cocktail history. Choose between the first vintage mixes or new trends perfected in the Angels laboratory, all carefully crafted by our expert bartenders.

Pint Shop  25-27 George St, Oxford, OX1 2AU  01865 251194  www.pintshop.co.uk Pint Shop is all about creating a place that embraces eating and drinking equally. A place where you feel equally at home having a few beers, a light lunch or a full blown feast. A place where people from all walks of life, rub shoulders with each other.

The Duke of Cambridge  5-6 Little Clarendon St, Oxford, OX1 2HP  01865 558173  www.dukebar.com The Duke of Cambridge has been mixing great drinks in Oxford since 1981. Located in the bohemian district of Jericho, the bar is always bursting with atmosphere at the weekends with a more chilled vibe during the week. Fresh ingredients, cool interiors and friendly staff give The Duke genuine character and style.

The House  The House, Blue Boar St, Oxford, OX1 4EE  01865 724433  www.housebar.co.uk A buzzing young bar in central Oxford with its own games room, private terrace with Philippe Starck sofas and a seriously well thought out cocktail list. The House is an intimate yet lively venue. The bar has attracted plenty of attention since it opened in early 2009, gracing the pages of Vogue, as a fashion shoot location and featuring in Elle magazine’s Top 25 Bars 2010.

Turtle Bay  12 Friars Entry, Magdalen Street, Oxford, OX1 2BY  01865 242141  www.turtlebay.co.uk Eating and drinking is at the heart and soul of the Caribbean Island culture and we, here at Turtle Bay, aim to capture the essence of this way of life and the great food that evolves here!

Al-Andalus Tapas Bar  Little Clarendon Street, Oxford. OX1 2HS  01865 516688  www.tapasoxford.co.uk Our menus are bursting with Spanish flavours and cooked in a traditional style, a great way to enjoy the true taste of Spain! So forget the traditional way of ordering meals with starters and main courses and treat yourself to a Spanish banquet.

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From historic taverns frequented by writers and scholars of days gone by to contemporary award-winning restaurants, you will find something to suit all tastes in Oxfordshire.

TRADITIONAL The Maytime Inn  Asthall, Burford, Oxfordshire, OX18 4HW  01993 822068  www.themaytime.com The Maytime Inn is independent and fiercely so, because of this we can offer you a range of excellently conditioned, regularly changing local ales, ciders and a wide selection of fine wines by the glass. Our Award Winning Chef and his team will set out to delight whether you choose from the a la carte menu, pub classics or even a sandwich.

The Ben Jonson  Weston on The Green, Bicester, OX25 3RA  01869 814340  www.benjonsonbicester.co.uk Always a warm welcome at the newly refurbished Ben Jonson at Weston on the Green, just 5 mins from Bicester Village. The Ben Jonson is a traditional Oxfordshire thatched village pub. We have a bar area, and restaurant and large beer garden. The food is of a high quality and served from the menu and daily specials.

The Crown  31 High Street, Woodstock, Oxfordshire, OX20 1TE  01993 813339  www.thecrownwoodstock.com The Crown Inn is a grade 2 listed 18th century boutique hotel b&b and restaurant set in the heart of historic Woodstock, Oxfordshire. We have 5 ensuite bedrooms with free wifi, bose sound docks, and luxury toiletries. Blenheim Palace is 5 minutes’ walk away and you’re just 15km from Oxford for easy day trips on the bus.

The White Horse, Kings Sutton  2 The Square, Kings Sutton, Banbury, OX17 3RF  01295 812440  www.whitehorseks.co.uk A warm welcome awaits at The White Horse, Kings Sutton! We are a friendly country pub at the heart of the village, offering the perfect pint and Great British pub classics freshly prepared with local ingredients. The White Horse is a picturesque stone building, set in perfect surroundings, overlooking the village green.

The Anchor  2 Hayfield Road, Oxford, OX2 6TT  01865 510282  www.theanchoroxford.com The Anchor is a pub and dining room in the heart of Oxford’s Jericho serving simple, honest food. We have daily changing seasonal specials, Wadworth beers and a great wine selection. We have two private dining rooms: The Green Room seats up to 16 people and The Blue Room seats up to 14. We offer a choice of four feasting/sharing menus.

The Baskerville  7 Station Rd, Lower Shiplake, Henley-on-Thames, RG9 3NY  01189 403332  www.thebaskerville.com 2016 Oxfordshire Restaurant of the Year. The Baskerville offers a memorable experience in a marvellous location with a perfect blend of traditional village pub, first class restaurant, where food really does matter and superb accommodation.

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The Beetle and Wedge  Ferry Lane, Moulsford-on-Thames, Oxfordshire, OX10 9JF  01491 651381  www.beetleandwedge.co.uk The Restaurant offers a warm and friendly atmosphere and a magical combination of fabulous food, an idyllic location and great service - our mission is to ensure your time with us is as enjoyable as possible. Families are important to us at The Beetle & Wedge Boathouse and children are always welcome, we can adapt our menus to suit most tastes & provide highchairs where necessary.

Our menus are bursting with Spanish flavours and cooked in a traditional style, a great way to enjoy the true taste of Spain! OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK 10 LITTLE CLARENDON STREET | OXFORD | OX1 2HP 01865 516 688 | TAPASOXFORD.CO.UK

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Looking to keep fit, or after a day’s pampering at the spa? It’s easy to get caught up in the busy lifestyle of the city, so remember to let yourself unwind every now and then.

Leisure Club and Spa at Macdonald Randolph Hotel  Beaumont Street, Oxford, OX1 2LN  01865 256400  www.macdonaldhotels.co.uk/randolph At Macdonald Randolph Hotel and Spa, we provide you with the perfect oasis to unwind and relax. Our calm and tranquil spa provides the most luxurious of retreats from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Voted amongst the top 50 best spas in the world, our facilities provide you with the perfect environment for a workout and Oxford’s golf courses, parks and rivers offer hours of leisure-time activities.

Clinic 95  95 West Way, Botley, Oxford, OX2 9JY  01865 241662  www.clinic95.com Our experienced dental professionals pride themselves on their gentle approach to dental care. Our aim is to improve your dental wellbeing in friendly, relaxed surroundings with a thorough and unhurried service that is second to none. We offer all the private treatments you would expect, including comprehensive health checks, white fillings and preventive hygiene therapy, as well as an extensive range of cosmetic treatments.

Tripp Hearing  Sandford Gate, Oxford OX4 6LB  01865 910202  www.tripphearing.co.uk Our hearing healthcare practice has earned an excellent reputation in Oxford and the surrounding areas for providing a wide range of digital hearing aids and also for our unique microsuction ear wax removal clinic. We understand that hearing loss and tinnitus can interfere with your quality of life and we recognize that it is essential that you receive the care, attention and expertise to find the best solution to solve or manage your hearing impairment.

Complete Massage Oxford Sports and Remedial Massage in Oxfordshire Treatments include; Dry Needling Therapy, Sports Massage, Swedish Massage, Indian Head Massage, Yoga & Kinesiology Taping. Massage can work for anyone, from office workers to marathon runners. Book your session now at www.sportsmassageoxford.com 01865 236966 | www.sportsmassageoxford.com

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Diamond House - Dental Practice  199 Banbury Road, Oxford, OX2 7AR  01865 559521  www.diamondhouse.co.uk It is our aim to provide the highest quality of Dental Care in a relaxed and friendly environment, with the most up to date methods and equipment available. The safety and comfort of our patients is always our primary concern.

Woodstock Opticians  17 High Street, Woodstock, Oxfordshire, OX20 1TE  01993 811870  www.woodstockopticians.co.uk Whatever your visual needs, Woodstock Opticians is committed to providing you with the highest standards of professional eyecare. Your eyesight is precious, so it makes sense to have it looked after properly with regular eye examinations and quality eyewear.

Spa at Jurys Inn Oxford  Godstow Road, Oxford, OX2 8AL  01865 489988  www.jurysinns.com Relax, unwind and let us pamper you in the tranquil surroundings of the beauty rooms at Jurys Inn Hotel, or get fit at The Health & Leisure Club at Jurys Inn (open to hotel guests and members). Facilities: 2 beauty rooms with a range of treatments, Fitness suite, Splash pool, Sauna, Steam room, Squash courts.

WITH HEARPLAN YOU HAVE PIECE OF MIND Normally when you buy hearing aids you are also paying for all your initial assessments, fitting fees and ongoing hearing tests and care, but we realise that paying for all this in one go can

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For a monthly subscription you will receive: • All of the care and support you need to improve your hearing • £200.00 off the cost of each hearing instrument • Preferential pricing on new technology if you choose to upgrade your hearing aid • Offers on accessories that you may need to help you hear in every environment 01865 910 202 | enquires@tripphearing.co.uk | www.tripphearing.co.uk Clarendon Business Centre, Sandford Gate, East Point Business Park Sandy Lane West, Oxford, OX4 6LB

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H.I.M  66 St. Clements, Oxford, OX4 1AH  01865 249740  www.himoxford.co.uk H.I.M is all about quality hairdressing in a relaxed and friendly environment. The H.I.M team is young and friendly with many years experince in the trade. We focus on our clients as individuals and deliver a high quality service at a reasonable price. New customers are always welcome in the H.I.M salon.

ADVICE Hedges Law  16 Market Place, Wallingford, OX10 0AE  01865 594265  www.hedgeslaw.co.uk Hedges has been delivering legal solutions to our clients for over 200 years. Our highly skilled team of lawyers have the knowledge and expertise to resolve even the most complex legal issues that you bring to us. At Hedges, however, we recognise you aren’t just looking for history, an impressive CV and an ability to recite the law.

Greens Funeral Services  21 High Street, Eynsham, Oxford, OX29 4HE  01865 880837  www.greensfunerals.co.uk Established in 1866, we are an independent family business with five generations of experience, offering a dignified 24 hour service with our personal attention to detail. Our private chapels of rest are available for visitings and prayer if required. Golden Charter pre-paid plans also available.

Wellers  8 King Edward Street, Oxford, OX1 4HL  01865 723131  www.wellersaccountants.co.uk Wellers is a firm of accountants who work with entrepreneurs, business owners and private individuals to deliver quality advice and solutions that help them fulfil their aspirations. Passionate about helping people and their organisations, Wellers can draw upon 70 years experience to support and advise clients on growing their businesses and protecting their wealth.

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Studio 8  8 Oxford Road, Kidlington, Oxford, OX5 1AA  01865 842525  www.s8.co.uk Studio8 was started by Clark and Brooke Wiseman in 2003 and has grown to become one of Oxfordshire’s best known creative studios. We provide a collection of services for both businesses and families. We work throughout the UK on many shoots and also throughout the world. Please get in touch to speak to us about your next project.

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CHARITIES Bloodwise  hello@bloodwise.org.uk  020 7504 2200  www.bloodwise.org.uk We are Bloodwise (formerly Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research), your UK blood cancer charity. Every year we stop more people dying of blood cancer and our researchers are even working to stop people developing blood cancer in the first place. We improve the lives of blood cancer patients with cancers such as leukaemia, lymphoma and myeloma because we believe everyone should be able to live their life to the full.

Thinking of Oscar  thinkingofoscar@gmail.com  www.thinkingofoscar.com Thinking of Oscar was set up in memory of Oscar Cole, who died suddenly in June 2014 aged just 16 months. Thinking of Oscar supports children and their families whilst in hospital care by funding projects and innovation over and above that supplied by the NHS. To date Thinking of Oscar has raised in excess of £150,000 and has funded innovative vein finding devices into the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford.

REMOVALS Headington Carriers  The Straight Mile, Woodstock, Oxford, OX20 1PW  01993 811276/01865 300111  www.headingtoncarriers.co.uk Headington Carriers Limited has been providing a first class commercial, house and office removal service throughout Oxfordshire and the UK for over 20 years. We pride ourselves on providing a personalised removal service for all our customers.

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TRAVEL Chiltern Railways  08456 005 165  www.chilternrailways.co.uk You can now travel with Chiltern Railways from the heart of Oxford. Trains leave twice an hour from Oxford station for London Marylebone, with journey times from just over an hour. You can also travel with us from Oxford Parkway, Chiltern’s new park and ride station in north Oxford, just by the A34 and A44. With Chiltern enjoy free Wi-Fi and spacious carriages with plenty of tables and power points. Lovely London Marylebone is on the Bakerloo line with a choice of four more tube lines within a fiveminute walk at Baker Street.

Simply Chauffeur  info@simplychauffeur.co.uk  01865 807787  www.simplychauffeur.co.uk Travel in style in our chauffeur driven luxury cars which are sure to leave you with a long lasting impression. Simply Chauffeur has built up a reputation as being the go-to-place for all luxury car hire needs not only in Oxford and London but all the surrounding areas. We pride ourselves in delivering you with a VIP Business Class chauffeur service.

CLOTHING Cotswold Tailor  21B Oxford Street, Woodstock, OX20 1TH  01993 358284  www.suitstailored.com The Cotswold Tailor is an award winning tailor, that takes traditional British cloths and tailors them with a contemporary twist. This results in unique, elegant designs, that stand out from the usual mass produced clothing on the high street. We emphasise the use of British manufacturers. Please take this opportunity to view our products online or alternatively if you would like to visit us, we are located in the bustling market town of Woodstock on the high street as well as our new shop located on Church Street in Shipston On Stour.

Excel Dry Cleaners  274 Banbury Road, Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX2 7DY  01865 310300  www.exceldrycleanersofoxford.co.uk Dry cleaning and laundry services in Oxford. With over 17 years of dry cleaning and laundry experience all of our customers are assured of a first class and affordable service. For more information about our services, please do not hesitate to contact us.

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Oxfordshire Digital  1 Market Place, Woodstock, Oxford, OX20 1SY  01993 815888  www.oxfordshiredigital.com Oxfordshire Digital provides a wide range of technology services for homes and businesses. We pride ourselves on our helpful, honest and expert advice. We provide help with all types of computers - whether it is a Mac or PC, Desktop or Laptop - we offer lessons and assistance to improve your use of technology. We are able to repair a wide range of technology from broken mobile phone screens to batteries and device sockets.

PROPERTY & BUILDING Savvy  253 London Road, Headington, Oxford, OX3 9EH  01865 920020 / 01865 920040  www.group-savvy.co.uk The driving force behind some of the most prestigious construction and renovation projects in the oxfordshire area and beyond.  Providing exceptional quality homes and properties  on time and on budget. We work with landlords, property owners, developers and key stake holders across commercial, industry, education, healthcare, sport and leisure and private homes.

Finders Keepers  226 Banbury Road, Summertown, OX2 7BY  01865 311011  www.finders.co.uk Finders Keepers is a letting and property management agency covering Oxfordshire and the surrounding area. We deliver a comprehensive service from search and acquisition through furnishing and refurbishment to letting and property management. Since our foundation in 1972, we’ve built a reputation for professionalism, rigorous processes and responsiveness.

Breckon & Breckon  294 Banbury Road, Summertown, Oxford, OX2 7ED  01865 310300  www.breckon.co.uk An independent firm of Estate Agents est. in 1947 operating from a network of six offices in Oxfordshire offering properties for sale or for rent. We are property professionals with many years of experience in the local market.

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The Lady Nuffield Home  165 Banbury Road, Boars Hill, Oxford, OX1 5DF  01865 730990  www.ladynuffieldhome.co.uk The Lady Nuffield Home is a small residential home for elderly men and women and aims to provide a high standard of care, based on the individual needs of the resident whilst enabling them to remain as independent as possible.

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