Examinations and Boards

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APPOINTMENT OF EXAMINERS

The following appointment has been made:

SECOND PUBLIC EXAMINATION

HONOUR SCHOOLS

Mathematics and Philosophy
D. GILLIES (MA, PH.D. Cambridge) (additional under Decree (5) of 27 April 1995
Physics and Philosophy
D. GILLIES (MA, PH.D. Cambridge) (additional under Decree (5) of 27 April 1995

From the first day of Michaelmas Term 1995 to the first day of Michaelmas Term 1998.

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CHANGES IN REGULATIONS

With the approval of the General Board, the following changes in regulations made by the Board of the Faculty of English Language and Literature and the Committee on Continuing Education will come into effect on 17 November.

1 Board of the Faculty of English Language and Literature

With effect from 1 October 1996 (for first examination in 1997)

M.Phil. in English Studies

1 In Examination Decrees, 1995, p. 596, delete ll. 11–21 and substitute:

`3. Dickens or Eliot or Hardy or James or Tennyson or Elizabeth Barrett Browning or Robert Browning or Matthew Arnold (as a poet).

4. The Discourse of Criticism.

5. Gender and Writing.

6. The Aesthetic Movement from De Quincey to Wilde.

7. The Urban Experience.

8. The English Abroad.

9. Doctrine and Doubt: The Literature of Religion.

10. The Victorian Theatre.

11 One of the options specified for course (vi), English Romantic Studies or for course (viii), English Literature 1880–The Present Day.

The Group B options may not all be available every year.'

2 Ibid., l. 22, delete `1960' and substitute `The Present Day'.

3 Ibid., delete ll. 34–9 and substitute:

`2. English Literature of the period 1880–1910 or the period 1910–30, or the period 1930–45, or the period 1945–70, or the period 1970–the present day. 3. The History and Theory of Literary Criticism, 1880–the present day.

4. Biography and/or Political Writing, 1880–the present day.

5. English and/or American Drama, 1880–the present day.

4 Ibid., p. 597, delete ll. 1–2 and substitute:

`8. The History of Ideas, 1880–the present day. Candidates wishing to offer this subject must propose and obtain approval by or on behalf of the board of a field of study.'

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2 Committee on Continuing Education

With effect from 1 September 1996 (for first examination in 1997)

In Examination Decrees, 1995, p. 924, after l. 21 insert:

`Applied Archaeology

1. Course

(a) The course will consist of classes and tutorials on Applied Archaeology. The course, which is available on a part-time basis only, will normally be taken over a period of one, and may not be taken over a period of more than two, years.

(b) The subjects of the course of study will include pottery; human bones; animal bones; environmental evidence; metals; aerial photographs; geophysical and surface surveying; landscape and maps; social anthropo-logy; other sources of data and information.

2.Every candidate will be required to satisfy the examiners in the following:

(a) Attendance at the theoretical courses;

(b) Attendance at one week's prescribed practical fieldwork;

(c) Assignments based on the theoretical courses and practical fieldwork;

(d) A disssertation of up to 10,000 words (including appendices) on a topic agreed by the Board of Studies.

Assignments under (c) and the dissertation under (d) will be forwarded to the examiners for consideration for such dates as the examiners shall determine and shall notify candidates.

3. Candidates may be required to attend a viva voce examination at the end of the course of studies.

4. The examiners may award a distinction to candidates for the Diploma.

5. Candidates who fail to satisfy the examiners in the assignments under 2(c), or the dissertation under 2(d), or both, may be permitted to re-submit work in respect of the part or parts of the examination which they have failed for examination on not more than one occasion which shall normally be within one year of the initial failure.'

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DEGREE OF DOCTOR OF LETTERS

The Board of the Faculty of Modern History has granted leave to PROFESSOR M. JONES to supplicate for the Degree of Doctor of Letters.
A list of the evidence submitted by the candidate is available at the University Offices.

The Board of the Faculty of Social Studies has granted leave to J. PURCELL, Templeton, to supplicate for the Degree of Doctor of Letters.
A list of the evidence submitted by the candidate is available at the University Offices.

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EXAMINATIONS FOR THE DEGREE OF DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY

The examiners appointed by the following faculty boards give notice of oral examination of their candidates as follows:

Anthropology and Geography

C. CHAN, Jesus: `Tradition inherited, tradition reinterpreted: a Chinese lineage in the 1990s'.
Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, Thursday, 9 November, 2.30 p.m.
Examiners: R.H. Barnes, H.D.R. Baker.

Biological Sciences

J. INTACHAT, Linacre: `Assessment of moth diversity in natural and managed forests in Peninsular Malaysia'.
Department of Zoology, Friday, 10 November, 2 p.m.
Examiners: G.R.W. Wint, G. Robinson.

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English Language and Literature

F. BAVEYSTOCK, Wolfson: `The romance of nationalism: historical narrative in American literary culture, 1809–51'.
Examination Schools, Friday, 17 November, 11 a.m.
Examiners: D.W. Howe, O.D. Edwards.

B. LYONS, Balliol: `Textual voyages: Platonic allusions in Virginia Woolf's fiction'.
Worcester, Friday, 1 December, 2 p.m.
Examiners: J.D. Bradshaw, A. McNeillie.

N. MORTIMER, Lady Margaret Hall: `A study of John Lyd-gate's Fall of Princes in its literary and political contexts'.
St Hilda's Wednesday, 13 December, 2.15 p.m.
Examiners: S.L. Mapstone, J. Simpson.

J. NASH, Trinity: `Finnegan's Wake and readership'.
St Catherine's Monday, 20 November, 2 p.m.
Examiners: T. Brown, T.F. Eagleton.

T.W.N. PARKER, St John's: `Proportional form in the sonnets of the Sidney circle'.
Examination Schools, Wednesday, 13 December, 2 p.m.
Examiners: C. Bates, L.G. Black.

Law

R. BAUMAN, Merton: `Ideology, community, and the radical critique of law'.
Birkbeck College, London (with the approval of the Proctors), Tuesday, 14 November, 10 a.m.
Examiners: N. Lacey, N. MacCormick.

Mathematical Sciences

D. HERON, Pembroke: `Mathematical methods in superconductivity'.
Mathematical Institute, Wednesday, 8 November, 2 p.m.
Examiners: S.D. Howison, M.D. Gunzburger.

C. JOHNSON, Corpus Christi: `The mathematical and numerical modelling of Antarctic ice streams'.
Mathematical Institute, Friday, 10 November, 2 p.m.
Examiners: G. Clarke, I.M. Moroz.

R.A. SALDANHA, Oriel: `Graph theoretic methods in discrimination and classification'.
Department of Statistics, Wednesday, 29 November, 2.30 p.m.
Examiners: D.R. Cox, J. Whittaker.

Modern History

A.N. HARVEY, Nuffield: `The evolution of modern British sporting culture 1793–1850'.
All Souls, Friday, 24 November, 11 a.m.
Examiners: C.H. Feinstein, W. Vamplew.

D.R. MASSAM, Corpus Christi: `British maritime strategy and amphibious capability 1900–40'.
All Souls, Monday, 11 December, 2.30 p.m.
Examiners: J. Gooch, r. o'Neil.

Physical Sciences

J.N. JONES, University: `Flux creep and magnetisation in high-temperature superconductors'.
Department of Materials, Monday, 6 November, 10.30 a.m.
Examiners: M.J. Goringe, R. Griessen.

JIN-DAE KIM, St Cross: `Structure and properties of magnetoresistive Co/Cu multilayer films'.
Department of Materials, Tuesday, 14 November, 2.15 p.m.
Examiners: J.E. Evetts, J.L. Hutchison.

Physiological Sciences

A. RISCH, Wolfson: `Polymorphism in arylamine N-acetyltransferase in bladder cancer'.
Department of Biochemistry, Wednesday, 15 November, 2 p.m.
Examiners: G.K. Brown, N.K. Spurr.

Theology

S.F.DU TOIT, Keble: `Ideas of truth and revelation in the light of the challenge of postmodernism'.
Examination Schools, Monday, 11 December, 2.15 p.m.
Examiners: J.S.K. Ward, G.J. Ward.

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