What you get for your money in Oxford

November 21, 1997

The Oxbridge college fees debate is coming to the boil. Harriet Swain reports on the issues at stake

Accommodation in halls at St John's College varies from Pounds 350 for an eight-week term for a room in the bottom range to Pounds 500 for a top-of-the-range room. The fees do not include meals (about Pounds 2 for dinner and Pounds 1.50 for lunch). St John's has one of the most expensive bars, with a pint of beer at about Pounds 1.40. Book grants are available - about Pounds 60 a year. There is free computing, but a charge is made for photocopying.

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