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Oxford University Gazette, 11 May 2006 : 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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Oxford University Newcomers' Club

The Club welcomes the wives, husbands and partners of visiting scholars, graduates and members of the University who are new to Oxford. It aims to offer help, advice and information, and the opportunity to meet others socially. Informal coffee mornings are held at 13 Norham Gardens every Wednesday 10.30 a.m.–12 noon except for two weeks at Christmas and Easter. Newcomers with children (0–4 years) meet every Friday in term 10.15 a.m.–12 noon. Other term-time activities include a Book Group, informal Conversation Group and tours to colleges, museums, and other places of interest, also country walks, garden trips and a visit to an antique centre. Second-hand items can be bought on Wednesday mornings 10.30 a.m.–12 noon from the equipment room. Visit our website:

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Society for Graduates

Meetings are held on Fridays at 8 p.m. in the Okinaga Room, Wadham College, Parks Road. Visitors are welcome. Graduates of any university and of all ages are eligible for membership. Members: £5 per term. Visitors: £1.50 per meeting. 12 May, Jim Dinnage, 'Printing and the environment'; 19 May, Rosemary Tucker, 'From paradise to devastation—rebuilding Sri Lanka after the tsunami'; 26 May, Roy Overall, 'Oxford University Museum swifts in the Tower'; 2 June, Nigel Hammond, 'Social history from photographs'; 9 June, Tony Augarde, 'Word play'; 16 June, AGM & Barbecue at 21 Woodcroft, Kennington, 6.30 p.m. For more information, contact Anita Segar, President, on 01865 730574.

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MECO Annual Conference: The Muslim Educational Centre of Oxford is hosting a major national conference on the subject of 'Islam and Jihad: theology and politics'. This day-long event takes place at Wolfson College on Sat., 13 May. In addition to 16 specialists in classical and contemporary Islam, the keynote speaker will be Dr Kenneth Cragg, Emeritus Professor in Comparative Religion, and author of several acclaimed volumes on Islam. Conference fee: £25 (includes lunch and refreshments). Limited seating. Pre-registration recommended. Email: Tel.: 01865 439805/ 766032.

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Antiques Bought and Sold

Antiques and decorative objects bought and sold: desks and library furniture always wanted, also garden stonework and large gilt picture frames—any condition. Please call: Greenway Antiques, 90 Corn Street, Witney, Oxon. Open Mon.–Fri., 9.30 a.m.–5 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m.–4 p.m. Tel.: 01993 705026, mobile: 07831 585014.

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Restoration and Conservation of Antique Furniture

John Hulme undertakes all aspects of restoration: 30 years' experience; collection and delivery. For free advice, telephone or write to: The Workshop, 11A High Street, Chipping Norton, Oxon. OX7 5AD. Tel.: 01608 641692.

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Services Offered

Elsfield Editorial. Professional editing, proof- reading, writing, design and critique services for your web page, business, or academic and creative works. More than 25 years' experience as an author, broadsheet journalist and page designer for the FT, the Observer, and The Economist. Make your newsletter stand out; your magazine and newspaper submissions punchy and professional; your thesis polished and easy to read. For a quote, telephone 01865 358737 or 07971 683377.

Big or small, we ship it all, plus free pick up anywhere in Oxford. Also 24-hour photocopying, private mailing addresses (24-hour access, and mail forwarding world-wide), binding, fax bureau, colour photocopying, mailing services, and much more. Contact or visit Mail Boxes Etc., 266 Banbury Rd., Oxford. Tel.: 01865 514655, fax: 514656. Email:, also at 94 London Rd., Oxford. Tel.: 01865 741729, fax: 01865 742431. Email:

Town and Country Trees: arboricultural contractors; modern arboricultural techniques; local authority approved; safeguarded by full Public Liability insurance. Free advice and quotations. Tel.: 0845 458 2980 or 07976 261850 (mobile).

Man with a van available for local and national removals, house clearances, etc. All jobs considered. For a free quote please call 07944 648989.

Website design and construction for academic and research projects. PageToScreen specialises in developing a web presence for academic projects and institutions. You will get a user-friendly website that you can easily update. Collaborative projects can be managed online through the website. Options include message boards, wikis and blogs. Consultancy is also offered when planning research grant applications. Please contact PageToScreen for friendly advice. Email: Tel.: 07767 702260. Web site:

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Domestic Services

Carpet/upholstery/curtain cleaning by Grimebusters, your local specialists. Quality work, competitive prices. Domestic, commercial, college. Also carpet/upholstery stain protection, pre-occupancy cleaning, flood cleaning/drying, oriental rug cleaning. For free estimates and friendly advice, call Grimebusters. Tel.: 01865 726983 or 01235 555533.

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Situations Vacant

Hertford College seeks to employ a tutor to be responsible for the teaching and welfare arrangements under the Visiting Students Programme. The post will be half time and a salary of £15,000 p.a. is offered. Candidates should be post-doctoral and with a knowledge of the Oxford teaching system. Further details and an application form (returnable by 26 May) from the Academic Administrator, Hertford College, Catte Street, Oxford, OX1 3BW. Tel.: 01865 279423. Information is also available at

Oxfordshire's leading newspaper group, Courier Journal Newspaper Group, requires a number of media graduates to join their busy advertising telesales team. Based at our Abingdon office we require target-driven telesales staff to work across several sections of our 4 newspapers. Full-time or part-time considered. Please send C.V. to Inga Featherstone, Advertising Manager, Courier Journal Newspaper Group, 20 Marcham Road, Abingdon, OX14 1AA or contact 01235 547809.

Harris Manchester College, a small friendly college for mature students, wishes to appoint a competent, outgoing person to be the College Receptionist with secretarial duties. Salary: c. £16,500 p.a. Hours: normally 9.30 a.m.–5.30 p.m., Mon.–Fri., with flexibility, particularly during the vacation conference programme. Some weekend and evening work required, with time in lieu. Contributory pension scheme available, 6 weeks holiday per year, plus free meals when on duty during term. Other benefits include free gym membership and access to the University Club, which is located close to the College. Application by letter, plus C.V. and the names and addresses of two referees. Closing date: 22 May. Further details available from College website or Bursary Office Manager, Harris Manchester College, Oxford, OX1 3TD. Tel.: 01865 271011. Email:

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Houses to Let

An Englishman's home is his castle—so the saying goes. We cannot pretend that we have too many castles on offer but if you are seeking quality rental accommodation in Oxford or the surrounding area we may be able to help. QB Management is one of Oxford's foremost letting agents, specialising in lettings to academics, medical personnel, and other professionals. Our aim is to offer the friendliest and most helpful service in Oxford. Visit our website at and view details of all the properties that we have currently available to let. Alternatively, telephone, fax, or email us with details of your requirements and we will do whatever we can without obligation. Tel.: 01865 764533. Fax: 764777. Email:

Recently renovated house, 2 available double bedrooms (one en suite), bath, utility, living and dining rooms, large sunny room with breakfast area overlooking patio and small garden. All appliances incl. dishwasher. Quiet neighbourhood close to local shops with easy bus access to centre. Professional couple preferred. No smoking. Available mid-Aug.–mid-Dec. £750 p.c.m. plus utilities. Email:

New Marston. Three-bedroom house available from 17 June (long-term let, lease required). £820 p.c.m. Mid-terrace with external access to small back garden. Fully furnished with washer/dryer; 1 wc/bathroom. Ten min. walk to University Parks, close to JR Hospital and both universities, with frequent bus service to city centre. Suit professional couple/small family; pets allowed. No sublets, no smokers please. Email for details.

Comfortable family house in Lonsdale Road, North Oxford. Close to Summertown shops and easy bus access to the University. Fully furnished with a quiet garden. Excellent local schools. Consists of three bedrooms, study, large living room, kitchen and bathroom. G.c.h. Ideal for a visiting academic. Available from July/Aug. for 12 months. £1,100 p.m. (excl. of local council tax). Contact Dr Max Peberdy at

Family house to let. Fully equipped, 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms. Large living/kitchen/ dining room. Cosy sitting room. Garage/utility. Large garden. Situated in Wolvercote, 3 miles north of Oxford City centre. Available 1 Aug. for 12 months. We would like to find friendly people to care of our home. £1,400 p.m. Email: Tel.: 00 33 (0)5 65 40 35 12.

Cumnor Hill, Hids Copse Road. Four- bedroom detached house. Unfurnished. G.c.h. Large maintained garden. Double garage. Swimming pool. Oxford 2 miles approx. Available now. £1,850 p.c.m. Contact Brooks Property Management on 01865 728597. Email:

Three bedroom semi-detached unfurnished house, with large garden, conservatory area and extended kitchen to let from June 2006 for one year. Very quiet end-of-cul-de-sac location, near John Radcliffe Hospital, well connected to city centre. £700 p.m. Please contact us by email at or telephone 0039 055 561378 (evenings) or on 0039 055 468 5956 (work).

Iffley Turn. Leafy neighbourhood on edge of charming village. Comfortable detached family home to let from early Sept. 2006 to end Mar. 2007. One mile from centre of town, near bus stop with frequent bus service. Fully furnished. Four bedrooms, bathroom, shower- room, downstairs toilet. Sitting, dining, breakfast rooms, kitchen and utility. Ample parking, pleasant, surrounding garden. Owners away on sabbatical. £1,700 p.c.m. Contact 01865 778321 (answer phone).

Attractive, part-furnished 3–4 bedroom house, in quiet village location, end of no-through lane, 10 miles from Oxford and walking distance to train station. Stunning, double height, glass-roofed sitting room, master bedroom with en suite and large balcony, brand new bathroom and cloakroom, study/bedroom, fully-fitted kitchen, utility room, two further reception rooms. Private courtyard gardens and parking. Available from end of May. £1,700 p.c.m. Contact: or 01869 350654.

Charming, recently refurbished, 2- bedroom farm cottage, with garden, garage and sheds available to rent from 15 May. Unfurnished. Bampton. £700 p.c.m. Contact Kerry Le- Galloudec on 01865 279713 or email

Three-bedroom unfurnished family home in Headington available to rent from 1 May. Close to shops and buses, off- street parking, good-sized garden. Backs onto Bury Knowle Park. £875 p.c.m. Contact Kerry Le-Galloudec on 01865 279713 or email

Marston Road, Central Oxford. Well- presented and fully-furnished end terrace house with large garden. Two bedrooms (large double and large single), conservatory, fitted kitchen, g.c.h., mixer shower and all modern comforts. Well-served by buses, 5 min. from city centre. Suitable for a couple or single person. £825 p.c.m. Available from 15 June. No pets or smokers. Contact Dr Sacha Simon on 07816 375342. Email:

North Oxford (off Woodstock Road): spacious luxury two-bedroom flat, available immediately for 6 months or longer. Two bedrooms (one en suite), modern kitchen, sitting room/dining room, bathroom. All tastefully furnished. Private off-street parking. N-s only. £800 p.m. Contact Tel.: 01865 513739 (evenings).

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Flats to Let

Central North Oxford: 10 minutes' walk from city centre, all main university buildings and parks, also very close to the river: available now for short/long let in extremely quiet, civilised, large Victorian house in this exclusive, leafy, residential Victorian suburb with large, light airy rooms: two lovely ground floor flats, fully furnished, each with large double bedroom, large single bedroom, large drawing room, kitchen, bathroom. Flat 1 is available now; Flat 2 is available from 20 May. Off-street parking, large secluded garden. Tel./fax: 01865 552400. Mobile: 07789092274.

Ground floor, Riverside. One-bedroom flat, with large patio area and direct access to the Thames. Near Sandford Lock. Fully furnished. Private parking. One year or more, from June. £725 p.c.m. Non-smoker. Tel.: 0207 460 3100.

Self-contained 1-double bedroom flat with balcony, situated on Harcourt Hill, overlooking green belt. Within 5 min. of Oxford Brookes' Harcourt Hill campus; regular bus service to central Oxford. The flat is fully furnished, with c.h. and double-glazing, and includes a very large sitting room, double bedroom with wash hand basin and large fitted wardrobe, a fully-equipped modern kitchen and power shower room. Parking space for one car. Available from 1 Aug. £580 p.c.m. Tel.: 01865 722373.

North Oxford , Summertown. Fully- furnished flat in quiet modern block, highest standards. Sitting room, bedroom, kitchen, bathroom, private hall. Secure entry phone; residents' laundromat. Gardens. Private parking bay. Convenient for shops, buses, amenities. Flexible lease, commences 1 Sept. for preferably one year or more. Non-smokers only. £700 p.c.m. Tel.: 01865 516140.

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Vacation Lets

Well-restored 18th-century house in conservation centre of pretty village, 6 miles from Oxford. Four bedrooms, 3 sitting rooms, kitchen, dining room, large study, all mod. cons., garden, cleaner. Village has all services; good range of shops. Excellent 24-hour bus service to Oxford centre (20 min. journey). Perfect for visiting academic family. Available 16 July–24 Aug. £400 p.w. Email: Tel.: 01865 483951 (work) or 01865 880142 (home).

North Oxford family home in cul-de-sac ending in park. Available 28 June–27 July. Accommodation includes 4+ bedrooms, lovely extension with windows overlooking enclosed garden, and all mod. cons. Ground floor adapted for wheelchair user. Easy bus access to city centre (bicycles for the more energetic.) £400 p.w. all inclusive except telephone. Possibility of arranging use of car. Contact Tel.: 01865 454274.

Central Oxford. Delightful small cottage in charming location, available to let from mid-July until end of Aug. 2006. Suitable for two people. Available by the week. For further information please call 07787 537903.

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Accommodation Offered

Thomas Merrifield Lettings. We let and manage property throughout Oxford and Oxfordshire and always have a good selection of furnished and unfurnished properties available for 6- or 12-month lets. We have a team of dedicated staff based in Jericho in Oxford and would be delighted to help you with your accommodation search. Please phone us on 01865 515900. Fax: 01865 310823. Email: Website:

Paying guests, visiting academics, welcomed for short or long stays in the comfortable home of a semi-retired academic couple, in exclusive, quiet, leafy central north Oxford, within walking distance of all main university buildings, town centre, parks, river, good shops, and restaurants. All rooms have colour TV, tea-/coffee-making facilities, microwave, and refrigerator and/or deep-freeze availability, c.h., and independent heating. Breakfast included in the very moderate terms. Tel./fax: 01865 557879. Email:

Finders Keepers: for all of your accommodation needs please contact us—Oxford's rental specialist. Tel. 01865 311011.

Desirable Osney Island. South-facing double room available in a shared house, two min. from Oxford train station. Use of kitchen, sitting room, dining room, bathroom and facilities. Large enclosed rear garden. Attractive property in tranquil setting, a ten-minute walk from the city centre. Available fully furnished from end of June. Rent: £450 p.c.m. For further details please contact Susie Gault on 0777 5841206 or

Single room in lovely furnished n-s 3- bedroom house in Iffley village, sharing with two considerate females in late twenties. Spacious and peaceful house, very quiet area. Wireless broadband, garden, parking, garage for bikes. Very near shops, river, and bus route to city centre. Available mid-June. Total rent and bills incl. broadband approximately £345 p.c.m., plus telephone calls. Call 07763 617745.

Single study bedroom, with breakfast provided (and evening meal if and when required), for £100 p.w. all inclusive (except for telephone). Own bathroom. Quiet location overlooking garden in North Oxford. On regular bus routes to city; car parking space. Available 7 May–30 July. Enquiries: 01865 510055.

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Self-catering Apartments

Fully-furnished and serviced 3 and 4-star self- catering apartments available in North Oxford; 15 min. from Oxford city centre. Suitable for short lets for visiting academics or business people. From £330 p.w. all inclusive. Sleeps 2–5 people. Tel.: 07870 234725. Website: Email:

OxfordShortlets offers a portfolio of high quality self-catering short let properties as an excellent alternative to hotel/guesthouse and bed and breakfast accommodation in Oxford and the surrounding villages. We have a wide selection of quality homes available for short stay lets from 1 week up to several months. OxfordShortlets provides property rental on a short-term basis for professional individuals, groups or families requiring housing while visiting Oxford for holiday/vacation, business/academic, relocation purposes or temporary accommodation in between homes. For more information, please contact us on tel: 0870 1602325, fax: 0870 1602327, email: or visit our website at

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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 both academic and professional individuals and their families, and have a constant flow of enquiries from good quality tenants seeking property in the Oxford area. If you would like details of our services, or if you simply need some informal help and advice without obligation, telephone us: 01865 764533, fax us: 764777, or email us: Alternatively, we would invite you to visit our Website at and see how we could be marketing your property.

Finders Keepers: for all of your accommodation needs please contact us—Oxford's rental specialist. Tel. 01865 311011.

House swap. Oxford - Cape Town, 7–21 July. Would you like to swap your family home in or close to Oxford for our beautifully renovated five-bedroom, four-bathroom home on the slopes of Table Mountain? Ten min. drive to city and Clifton/Camps bay beaches. Safe garden for children. Maid and gardener included. If so email or call 0027 729 440963.

House sought for family reunion overflow within easy walking distance of Lonsdale Road, North Oxford, to sleep 6–10 people from 24 Aug. for approximately two weeks. Offers by email to

Husband and wife, academics, seek apartment or similar accommodation in or near Oxford for July and Aug. 2006. Dates can be flexible. Tel.: 0033 467685653 (France) or email

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Holiday Lets

Siena/Italy. Newly refurbished apartment with two double bedrooms, kitchen, bathroom, garden and shared swimming pool in a fantastic location with 270 degrees view over the hills of Chianti. Very quiet but easily reachable. Car needed. Three miles from Castelnuovo Berardenga. More details on Contact:

Two pretty, isolated, old-fashioned Sussex cottages for rent by week or weekend. Open fires, polished floors, large studies, lots of books, unfitted kitchens. No TV, no telephone. Set in own organic farm with woods, valleys, river, and views of South Downs. University, OUP and College members only. Prices from £125. Email:

Holiday home in Western France to let. Situated in Venise Verte, 40 min. from La Rochelle and beaches. Pretty stone cottage in village setting. Sleeps 6. Fully-equipped kitchen, comfortable lounge and 3 bedrooms. Enclosed garden and access to canal network and private punt. Ideal for cycling, walking, boating, fishing, painting, touring etc. £400 p.w. (high season). Contact Linda Eaton on 07919 308912 or 01635 202868.

Italy, Le Marche. Luxurious guesthouse, run by Italian family, excellent home cooking, set in stunning countryside. Swimming pool. 25 min. from Sibillini mountains: skiing, trekking, canoeing; 30 min. from coastal beaches; 45 min. from Ancona airport. Very reasonable rates. Ideal for short breaks, all seasons. Nearest large town: Macerata. Contact 01865 513739 for further details or see or email Daniele Castellani at

Greek island holidays. Local villa specialist offers private pool villas, cottages and apartments in magnificent settings in the unspoilt and picturesque Greek islands of Skopelos and Alonissos. Private pool villas from only £70 p.p./p.w. Email: Tel.: +30 24240 29036. Fax: +30 24240 23057.

Italy. Lovely, small, sunny village house (historic centre), 45 min. to Rome by bus/train (frequent service). Suitable for max. 2 n-s people. Fully furnished, linen, duvets etc. provided. You need take nothing. Very quiet, ideal for study. £400 p.m. (plus bills, which amount to very little). Ideally for at least one month or more. Photos provided if interested. Contact Angela Fuller on 01284 704441 or email (c/o)

Cyprus. Pegeia, 10 min. Coral Bay, 20 min. Paphos harbour. Detached luxury villa with own 8m x 4m pool in spectacular location, with clear views over the Mediterranean. Sleeps 6 in comfort, two doubles (one en suite), one twin, and further occasional beds if required. Each bedroom has own access to pool terrace. Peaceful area but close to local amenities and beach. Fully equipped and air conditioned throughout. TV/DVD. Some availability late May, early June, and Sept. onwards. From £450 p.w. Email: or visit

Tuscany: Family-owned wine estate, producing highly recognised wines, olive oil, and cheese. Offers ancient farmhouse and apartments. Secluded rural setting, half hour central Florence. Tel.:/Fax (0039) 055 824 9120. Email:

Dordogne. Timeless and beautiful 17th century stone house in the Vézère valley. Former Pavillon de Chasse now lovingly restored, with traditional lauzes roof and many original features. Stands in its own peaceful and partly wooded grounds of some three acres. Five min. from village with local shops, 15 min. from the historic market town of Montignac. Spacious lounge with wood burner, large fully- fitted kitchen/dining area. Sleeps 6 in comfort in two double bedrooms (one en suite) and one twin. Can accommodate two more on convertible settee if required. Dining terrace with barbecue—and boules! Private 10m x 4m pool with glorious views. Garage. Still availability late May, second half of June, and July, and Sept. onwards. From £500 p.w. Low season rates on request. Email or visit

Kalives, Halkidiki, Greece. Holiday where the Greeks do! Located at the top of the second 'leg' of Halkidiki province, the village of Kalives has four tavernas, bakery, supermarket, open-air cinema. Watersports, day-cruise, archaeological ruins nearby. Apartment Ammoudia is part of a small complex (with pool), set in pleasant gardens, 50 metres from beach. Modern and simply but fully furnished. Balconies, air conditioning. Sleeps 4. Please see

Southern France. Period stone house with small courtyard terrace in picturesque village 15 km n.w. Nîmes. Newly restored and equipped. Excellent walking of outstanding botanical interest. Short- or long-term lets. Out-of-season rates. Available from 1 July. Email:

Cornwall. Seeking somewhere to work/rest away from it all? Delightful rural traditional cottage with sea views to Land's End and the Scilly Islands (St Just: 1 2/3 miles). Wonderful walking and beaches (white sand). The cottage is cosy (wood burner within the huge fireplace) and comfortable with galley kitchen (dishwasher; washing machine), modern bathroom, and two bedrooms (sleeps 2–3; one bedroom is very small). Reasonable rates. Tel.: 01865 774166.

Rome. Delightful, cosy cottage near San Giovanni and Appia Antica, beautifully furnished, safe, quiet, with veranda and roof-terrace. Small garden. Close to shops, restaurants, transport and country park. Air conditioning, fast internet connection, Sky TV, bicycles. Weekly cleaning. All inclusive: €450 p.w., €1,350 p.m. Available from 1 July. Email: Tel.: 0039 333 9810209 or 0039 06 782 7742 (evenings).

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Houses for Sale

Delightfully cosy and characterful period stone cottage in sought- after country village. Five min. from Woodstock with fast access to Oxford. Ideal for a single professional or a retired couple. Fully furbished and maintained to high standard throughout. Two bedrooms, reception, hall, utility room, bathroom, with a neat and pleasant garden and charming summer house. Contact Peter Snow on 01865 422569 or at

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