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Where can the public study in the evening in Oxford?

You can apply for a reader's card at The Bodleian if you're an Oxford resident. It would mean you could study till 10pm or so. It's free for some people, and there are different sets of charges depending on what you're studying for. But it looks around £40 per year at the highest charge. There are more details here: http://www.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/using/getting-a-readers-card

Posted by Jendelion, August 6, 2013, 5:15 pm [Permalink]

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Can you recommend a good dentist in or around Oxford?

There is a new dental practice taking NHS patients on Temple St, between Iffley & Cowley Rds. I don't know if they're good, but if they're related to the Doctors practice on Temple St I'd recommend them.

Posted by Jendelion, August 6, 2013, 5:08 pm [Permalink]

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Where can I buy a new suitcase in Oxford?

I'd recommend Boswell's, which has a lot of luggage, or if you have a large budget there's the beautiful Oxford leather shop on Turl St!

Posted by Jendelion, June 5, 2013, 1:11 pm [Permalink]

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Safe reliable storage facility in Oxford?

Hi, we found Storage King very helpful (top of Cowley Rd, just inside the ring road). They suggested we needed smaller storage than we originally thought, which suggested they were honest! They are http://www.storageking.co.uk/stores/oxford/ or phone 01865 712282. Local phone number is always a good sign. They have a cheap first month and then student storage options. I don't think they do removals but can recommend people who do. And once you've got your storage set up you can access it 24/7, though the reception is open only normal office hours.
Alternatively Isis Removals (who advertise on the Services Offered page) offer storage, I think in combination with FortBox). See http://www.isisremovals.com/storage
Hope this helps! You could also try your college in case they can do anything.

Posted by Jendelion, June 5, 2013, 12:53 pm [Permalink]

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where can I leave in Oxford if I work in Eynsham?

I think you'd be better off around Botley Road somewhere, if you fancy heading to Eynsham along the old toll road, or perhaps Wolvercote/Summertown which give you easy access to the A40. East Oxford is lovely to live in but crossing town can be very busy at rush hour.

Posted by Jendelion, April 2, 2013, 5:34 pm [Permalink]

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I am looking for shop with cocktail dresses or different kind of dresses

If you're looking for something really dressy to go to a party I'd recommend The Ballroom which has a fabulous array of dresses for hire and sale. It's over on The Plain, the roundabout where Cowley Rd, Iffley Rd, St Clements and High St all meet.
For something more unusual (and definitely the closest clothing shop to the station) try Rainbow and Spoon Boutique. It's at 22 Park End St, almost hidden behind the bus stop.
As you walk up to town from the station there are all the usual high st names along Queen Street and Cornmarket. For more individual shops try in the Covered Market and you'll find lots of boutiques.

Posted by Jendelion, April 2, 2013, 5:30 pm [Permalink]

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Anyone recommend a good driving instructor that works Sundays?

Daily Info's favourite driving instructor (having taught a number of the staff) is Bob Brown, based in Abingdon. His number is 01235 532676. I don't know if he works Sundays, but he's a good chap!

The larger schools around here are BSM, Red and AA. With any larger school there can be quite a mix of instructors and they can be a bit hit and miss, if that's not a terrible metaphor to use about driving!
BSM have a horrible website where you have to put in all your details to see anything about your area: http://www.bsm.co.uk/offers
AA http://www.theaa.com/driving-school/index.html - same website deal
Red are a bit friendlier. Here's the Oxford page: http://www.reddrivingschool.com/SouthEast-driving-lessons-Oxford.aspx

There's also a list of local schools here: http://www.drivingschoolsfinder.co.uk/city-Oxford.html but they don't seem to have many reviews.

I hope this info helps. Good luck with the lessons!

Posted by Jendelion, September 4, 2012, 9:37 am [Permalink]

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Trying to find free international texts; which network?

Can you just use the email on your phone? Free, no character limit... Or skype?
Otherwise I think with most networks you have to buy a bundle and then you get much much cheaper international calls or texts. I found the guys in Carphone Warehouse on Cornmarket really helpful for advice about what's available across the networks.

Posted by Jendelion, September 4, 2012, 8:49 am [Permalink]

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Looking for students keen on practising tennis

Hi there seems to be a social tennis club based in Bury Knowle Park, Headington:
http://www.dailyinfo.co.uk/events.php?colname=Sports+and+Fitness&period=7&day=1344556800#106227

Posted by Jendelion, August 8, 2012, 11:57 am [Permalink]

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Why weren't the food bins taken on the 27th?

Hi, I don't know the answer to your question, but here's the link to the City Council report a missed bin collection page:
https://ecitizen.oxford.gov.uk/citizenportal/form.aspx?form=Report_Missed_Bin

Sorry for the belated answer, hope it's still useful!

Posted by Jendelion, August 8, 2012, 11:53 am [Permalink]

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