Oxfam hopes to adapt its shops to changing shopping habits and boost its flagging sales. Not everyone on the high street is happy at such a prospect

At 17 Broad Street in Oxford, in the heart of the city’s university district, there is a blue plaque on the wall to commemorate the “entrepreneur and philanthropist” Cecil Jackson-Cole, who died in 1979.

Jackson-Cole was the co-founder of the Oxford Committee for Famine Relief, which is today known as Oxfam, one of the biggest charities in the world. The plaque is located on Broad Street because it was there, in 1947, where Jackson-Cole opened Britain’s first charity shop.

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