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Oxford University Gazette, 15 February 2007 : 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 in Wadham College, Parks Road. Visitors are welcome. Graduates of any university and of all ages are eligible for membership. 16 Feb., Rob Walters, Oxford tour guide and writer: 'Spread spectrum: Hedy Lamarr and the mobile phone'; 23 Feb., Dr Charles Swaisland, former colonial administrator: 'An 80-year love affair with Africa'; 2 Mar., Mark Davies, local history author and publisher: 'A literary history of Oxford's waterways'; 9 Mar., John Tolson, seafarer and film maker: 'Antarctica—the enigma. History and travels' (tbc). Members: £5 per term. Visitors: £1.50 per meeting.

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Theatre Play

As the sun begins to set on the British empire, tales of her glories reach a tropical island far, far away where the people decide to remodel Utopia 'on the English scheme'' Oxford University Gilbert and Sullivan Society presents a fully staged production of 'Utopia Limited', a classic of English musical theatre. Tues., 20–Sat., 24 Feb. at 7.30 p.m. (2.30 p.m. Saturday matinee), O'Reilly Theatre, Keble College.

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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.

Scott Bennett undertakes restoration of antique furniture using traditional methods so that you can be confident that your furniture is in the hands of a professional who is sympathetic to the period that the furniture represents. Scott Bennett operates from the North Oxford area. Free quotations are available on request and delivery/collection is also available. For full details on services offered and contact information visit

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Services Offered

IT Support. Want to go Broadband and don't know how? Computer problem needing personal but understanding help? We can put you on the Internet safely or do that little upgrade to your system. We have lots of experience of the Oxford IT, supporting people as well as their computers. Happy to give advice for free and work on a no fix/no fee basis. Call MCC on 01865 880600 or 07768 732123.

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).

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.

Carpenter/joiner. For bookcases and wardrobes etc. made on site to your specifications. Portfolio available. Call Rob Guthrie on 01993 868892 (evening) or 07961 444957 (daytime). Email: Web:

Qualified translator (Diploma in Translation IoL) offers English to German translation services at affordable prices. Letters, leaflets, short websites, etc. Email: english_german_translations@yahoo

Portrait sculpture. Ruth Bader Gilbert offers portrait sculpture to academics and their families. Ruth is a local artist who has made many portraits of Oxford academics. Her work is currently on show at the Oxford Town Hall's new gallery with Oxford Art Society until 2 Mar. More information on

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Domestic Services

Carpet/upholstery/rug cleaning by Grimebusters, Oxfordshire's local specialists. Domestic, commercial and college. We offer you the latest wet or dry cleaning systems at highly competitive rates. Fully insured, trained and NCCA approved. Free estimates and friendly advice. Tel.: 01865 726983 / 01235 555533 / 01993 868924.

Debbie Payne Gardening & Domestic Services. RHS-trained gardener available across Oxfordshire. I carry out garden makeovers if you are selling or renting out your property or just taming your wilderness! All aspects of garden services including landscaping. Fully insured, friendly advice, free estimates/site visits. Excellent references. Domestic Services include one-off cleans and meals to freeze. Contact Debbie Payne on 07810420711 (mobile) or visit for more information.

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Tuition Offered

Learn to drive really well with an Advanced Driving Instructor who has been teaching in Oxford for 13 years with a 75% pass rate (national average: 45%). Free one hour when you book your first two-hour lesson. Intensive courses, motorway and refresher lessons all tailored to suit your needs. Call Paul on 07786 176122. Email: Website:

CELTA-qualified EFL Teacher offers individual/group tuition, Academic English, business English, medical English, thesis editing and conference preparation at own home (OX4) or on site. Competitive fees. Contact Angela Harwood, FRGS, FRSA, on 07770 738 977 (afternoons and evenings), or email

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Tuition Sought

Tuition needed in elementary Spanish conversation, or in exchange for English conversation. Conditions to be arranged. Please telephone 01865 552486.

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Situations Vacant

Course tutors required. We are looking for staff to join the Oxford Learning Institute on a part-time basis to act as tutors on a new course, 'Managing for diversity'. The course is designed for departmental administrators and covers all aspects of UK employment law and practice. It is a 'blended' course where participants work on assignments online before coming together for seminars. It is envisaged that tutors will work with participants online by providing feedback on their submitted assignments. Tutors will be supported by a lead tutor, currently Judith Secker. Remuneration is available either on a buy-out basis, with the agreement of the individual's department, or as direct payment. The rate will be based on the individual's substantive grade. Closing date: 28 Feb., 5 p.m. For further details, please contact, Oxford Learning Institute.

Medical Administrator/Secretary. Ca. 20 hours p.w. at £8.50 per hour. Small, friendly GP practice in Oxford city centre seeks Administrator/Secretary to offer an excellent service to our patients, and to us! This involves typing up documents, processing referrals, and assisting people to negotiate the NHS and private systems. Healthcare experience is useful but not essential. Start date 2 July. Contact Charlotte Robinson on 01865 311811 for an application form. Web:

Language Express seeks part-time market researchers: native speakers of Arabic, Bulgarian, Croatian, Czech, Danish, French, German, Hungarian, Italian, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Slovenian, Spanish, Swedish, and Turkish. Good English is essential. You will work in a company in Witney telephoning businesses. There is no selling. £15 per hour. Please telephone 01993 770761 or send your CV to

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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: 01865 764777. Email:

Central North Oxford. Lovely 1–2 bedroom Victorian house to let in North Parade. Stylish architect-designed interior over three floors. Part furnished. Wooden floors. G.c.h. Small patio garden. Ideal home/office. Available now. £1,300 p.c.m. Contact: or 01865 864959.

Stylish Victorian house, Cowley Road OX4 1HR, 5 min. walk to City centre. Recently refurbished, furnished, 4 double bedrooms, separate sitting/dining rooms, wooden floors, new kitchen, g.c.h., microwave, washing machine. 40 ft rear walled garden with back access to alley. £1,600 p.c.m. Available 1 Aug. Mobile: 07789 765 867. Email:

Coach house with view to let. Idyllically situated coach house, views over Blenheim Park, Woodstock, twice-hourly bus to Oxford. Kitchen, dining/sitting room, bathroom, double bedroom, off-street parking. Ideal for professional single person or couple. £690 p.c.m. plus bills. Available Apr. Contact 01993 813569 or 07976 438336.

Beautifully restored house (dating from the eighteenth century) in ancient centre of pretty village, 6 miles from Oxford. Four bedrooms, three 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 from our door (20 min. journey). Perfect for visiting academic family. Available 25 Mar.–12 Apr. £425 p.w. Email: Tel.: 01865 483951 (work) or 01865 880142 (home).

Central Oxford. House in Waterside available end of Feb. Two bedrooms (1 en suite), 2 bathrooms, garden. Views over Port Meadow. Off-street parking. £1,050 p.m. Contact for more details.

Waterways. Recently constructed 4–5-bedroom townhouse in this attractive development close to Summertown shops and North Oxford schools. Large kitchen/dining room, sitting room, study, four double bedrooms (2 with en suite shower rooms), family bathroom, large multi-purpose room, 2 parking spaces, garden. Furnished and decorated to a high standard, with pleasant view over small park and lake. Available from early Apr. to end of June—ideal for visiting professional family. £2,500 p.m. plus bills. Contact

House rental from Apr. 2007 for two years. £1,500 p.c.m. Lovely 4-bedroom house with huge garden, Headington. Partly furnished. Double bedroom, bathroom and two other good size bedrooms on first floor. Double bedroom in loft, en suite. Downstairs wc, laundry room and coat room. Email to discuss.

Attractive, modern 4-bedroom house in James Street, a quiet side street running between Iffley and Cowley Road. Five min. walk to the centre of town. Lots of shops, restaurants in close proximity. Small garden, parking for one car. £1,250 p.m., currently unfurnished but can be furnished. Available from Apr. on short or long lease. Contact Michele Smith at St Stephen's House on 01865 247874 or

Short let. Comfortable 3-bedroom family house in East Oxford between Brookes and Cowley Road. Avail. 20 Mar.–6 May. All mod. cons. Large kitchen/diner/living area, bathroom, shower room, 2 toilets, 2 double bedrooms, 1 single room w/bunks, office available. Broadband, garden, no smokers or pets. £250 p.w. incl. all bills except phone. References and deposit required. Email:

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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: lovely fully-furnished ground floor flat with large double bedroom, large single study/bedroom, large drawing room, kitchen, bathroom. Back door to terrace and large secluded garden. Off-street parking. Available now. Tel./fax: 01865 552400. Mobile: 07789092274.

North Oxford , excellent location. Tastefully furnished 1-bedroom apartment available June–Aug.—a sunny and quiet flat with shared garden, off St Margaret's Road. Small shops are nearby. £700 p.m. Tel.: 01865 511540. Email:

Central North Oxford. Two bedrooms, two bathrooms, lounge, kitchen/diner, top-floor flat in a grand Victorian house within minutes' walk from most University departments. Best suited to mature and/or visiting academics, refurbishment just completed. £895 p.c.m. plus utility and council tax if applicable. Tel. 01865 516144. Email:

Attractive modern two-level refurbished n-s two-bedroom flat, North Oxford (very near St. Hugh's), suits single or couple, 15 min. walk to city centre. Double bedroom, second bedroom/study, living room, bathroom, and kitchen. Furnished and all mod. cons. Communal garden. Available mid-Feb. £875 p.c.m. Garage option available (£55 p.c.m). Photos available by email. Tel. (evenings): 01865 513202. Mobiles: 0781 6546140 or 0781 4532429.

Two properties. 1.) Garden flat. One- bedroom furnished modern apartment in James Street, short walk to St Clements amenities and walk/cycle to University Departments and city centre. Available Mar. £705 p.c.m. 2.) Apartment. One bedroom plus study. Well-presented first-floor flat with laminated floors and garage. Available Mar. £695 p.c.m. Call Finders Keepers on 01865 200012.

City centre apartment. Available now, 2- bedroom, 2-bathroom apartment within a short walk of rail station, Saïd Business School and the city centre. An ideal base in Oxford, £995 p.c.m. Contact Finders Keepers on 01865 297999. Web ref. 50230.

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Vacation Let

Charming Victorian riverside house with 3 double bedrooms and pretty garden to let on Osney Island, Oxford, from 29 July to 28 Aug. Thames towpath walks from outside front door. Port Meadow 20 min., train station 3 min., town centre 10 min. walk. Would suit visiting family. £450 p.w. or £1,400 for the entire period. Email: Tel.: 01865 241178.

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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:

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

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:

Rooms in small theological college situated in Marston Street, a quiet road running between Cowley and Iffley road, a 5 min. walk to the centre of town. All rooms have washbasins. Use of kitchen is available. Some twin and double rooms also available. Very pleasant location with large gardens. Meals can also be taken in college during term time. These rooms are available for short or longer lets. Contact Alice Willington on 01865 247874 or

Light, self-contained single room available in family home. En suite bathroom with shower, cooking facilities, access to house kitchen for washing machine and more elaborate cooking. A quiet, pleasant attic room with views over gardens. Headington area, 5--7 min. from shops and bus routes. Must be n-s and be able to tolerate cats. £485 p.c.m. inclusive (except phone), including some cleaning. Available from 6 Apr. Tel.: 01865 766122.

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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 call us on 01865 311696, fax us on 01865 511010, email or visit our website at

Luxury serviced apartments in the centre of Oxford. Ten per cent discount for all members of, or visitors to, the University of Oxford. Two bedrooms, two bathrooms, fully-equipped kitchen, separate lounge/diner. Computer, printer, Internet access, satellite TV, allocated parking, secure entry system, welcome pack and much more. From as little as £30 per person per night. Minimum of two nights' stay. Contact Ambassador's Oxford on 07795 955918. Email: Website:

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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: 01865 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.

Oxford house desired for July. A 3–4-bedroom furnished house, preferably with a garden, desired within walking distance of Brasenose College, for July. Prefer to rent but willing to consider trading for a house in La Jolla California or Exeter, New Hampshire, USA (1 hour from Boston) in July or other mutually agreed month. Please contact Brenda Baker at

U.S. couple engaged in Oxford executive education seek home exchange in autumn 2007 or spring 2008, dates negotiable. Home in Seattle, WA. Three bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, close to city by bus or car. Similar home in Sun Valley, ID area could be available. No pets, n-s please. Email:

Visiting academic seeks one- or two- bedroom flat in Oxford from early Apr. until late Sept. (Dates somewhat flexible.) Email or call 001 650 796 5402.

U.S. professor on sabbatical at Nuffield College (23 Aug. 2007–1 July 2008) seeks 3–4 bedroom furnished accommodation with parking and near a good primary school. North Oxford in the Philip and James School area would be ideal, but I am flexible. I expect to pay 1,200–2,500 p.m. Email Eric Rasmusen at or call 001 812 331 0012.

Prof. couple, mature and reliable, seeks accommodation in Oxford for Apr. or May for one year. Two-bedroom small house or flat with washing machine and parking. Email:

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Holiday Lets

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:

Greek Island Holidays. Local Villa Specialist offers private pool villas, cottages and apartments in magnificent settings on the unspoilt and picturesque Greek islands of Skopelos and Alonissos. Private pool villas from only £80 p.p./p.w. Website: Email: Tel: +30 24240 29036. Fax: +30 24240 23057.

Gozo. Charming Mediterranean island. Superb views from our comfortable villa with pool, suitable for families of up to six. Rates are £900 p.w. in high season, other rates by application. For full colour photos and more details, ring 01367 240049 or see

Cévennes region of southern France, between Nîmes, Montpellier, Ales and Millau. Chambres d'hôte ('B&B'). La Vialle, in the heart of typical cévenol village full of charm, has 5 double bedrooms with en suite bathrooms. The village has excellent facilities; ideal base for walking holidays (experienced, qualified guide available). A warm welcome guaranteed! Open all year from Easter. Contact Rachel/André (English and French spoken). Tel.: 0033 (0)499 530085. Email:

Cévennes. Mediterranean climate, dramatic mountain scenery, superb walking/riding/river swimming. Convenient for Roman Provence/Rhone vineyards. Two spacious refurbished c-h apartments with covered terraces in stone 'mas' near Mont Lozère (sleeping 8 and 5/6). Shady gardens, quiet hamlet—near shops. N-s, please. Available separately but particularly suitable for families wishing to holiday together but retain independence. From £245 p.w. Easy access via cheap flights Nîmes/Montpellier. Further details: 01527 541360.

Italy, Le Marche. Spacious 3-bedroom house in quiet location, 20 min. Urbino, 40 min. to sandy beaches. Sleeps 6 + 2, one large bathroom, large sitting room and kitchen/dining room. Terrace with magnificent views and small garden area. C.h. £250 p.w. Email Tel.: 01865 271852 (work) or 01865 351754 (home) for photographs and further details.

Tuscany, Siena area: Villa S. Stefano in Chiusi, within its large property, is the perfect and secluded place for a genuine vacation for max 10 people. Privacy, garden, pool, BBQ, a/c, SAT TV, wireless Internet, all comfort. Contact: or +393287133951. Web:

Well-appointed period house in the unspoilt village of Regencós, Catalonia (65 miles north-east of Barcelona). There are two interconnected self-contained flats, sleeping 4 and 3 people respectively. Both have kitchen, bathroom and lounge/diner. Attractive roof garden with beautiful views. Beaches within 6 miles. £400 p.w., £750 per fortnight, £1,400 per 4-week period. Tel.: 01993 810035. Email:

Holiday lets, Pembrokeshire. Bungalow in a wonderful location between the foothills of the Preseli mountains and the North Pembrokeshire Coast. Fully furnished, with all modern appliances, but bed linen and towels are not supplied. Accommodates 5. £40 per night. Part weeks acceptable outside school holidays. Well-behaved animals welcome. For more details, email or call 01239 841 223.

Umbria. Holiday cottage for rent. Adjacent to the peaceful borgo of Castel di Fiori. Perugia, Orvieto and Chiusi are easily accessible. Trains to Rome and Florence leave from our local railway station. The cottage sleeps four. There is a kitchen, bathroom, living room and a mezzanine, a terrace and parking. There are marked walking trails through the woods and along Lake Trasimeno. For information please contact 0039 0763 837186. Email:

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House for Sale

Spacious family house, 4 bedrooms, 2 reception rooms, in peaceful area off Cumnor Hill next to open countryside. £380,000. Tel.: 01865 865660.

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Flats for Sale

Andalucia. To be sold together: two newly converted courtyard apartments in a 300 year- old house in the historic centre of Jerez de la Frontera. Furniture and kitchenware included in the price. Each apartment has living room with luxury fitted kitchen/dining area, a bedroom and shower room. The house also has a communal guest suite and clothes washer. £225,000. Full details on our website or telephone 07769 711112.

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