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APPOINTMENT OF EXAMINERS AND MODERATOR


The following have been appointed:

FIRST PUBLIC EXAMINATION

Preliminary Examination

Philosophy, Politics, and Economics

r.a.k. stout, ma, d.phil., Oriel (viceNewton-Smith,
granted leave of absence)
    From Michaelmas Term 1995 to Michaelmas Term 1996

SECOND PUBLIC EXAMINATION

Honour Schools

Engineering Science

i.l. freeston (b.sc. Leeds; m.sc., ph.d. London), fiee (additional
under Supplementary Decree)

Experimental Psychology

s.p. baron cohen, ma, New College (additional under Supplementary
Decree)

Natural Science
  Biological Sciences

t.r. halliday, ma, d.phil., New College (additional under
Supplementary Decree)

    All from Michaelmas Term 1995 to Michaelmas Term 1996

m.a. hall (ma, ph.d. London) (viceParker)

  Physiological Sciences

a.u. larkman, ma status, University Laboratory of Physiology

(additional) Both from Michaelmas Term 1995 to Michaelmas Term 1998 MASTER OF PHILOSOPHY Classical Archaeology r.r.r. smith, ma, m.phil, d.phil., Lincoln j.j. coulton, ma, Merton m.a. mango, ma status, d.phil., St John's All for Trinity Term 1996 Economics a. banerjee, ma, m.phil., d.phil., Wadham (viceVickers, granted leave of absence) From Michaelmas Term 1995 to Michaelmas Term 1996 d.a. vines, ma, d.phil., Balliol (viceHendry, resigned) From Michaelmas Term 1995 to Michaelmas Term 1998 MASTER OF STUDIES Archaeology j.j. coulton, ma, Merton j.a. lloyd, ma, Wolfson c.h. gosden, ma, St Cross Byzantine Studies a.m. cameron, ma, Keble j.d. howard-johnston, ma, d.phil., Corpus Christi m.c. mango, ma status, d.phil., St John's j.a.j. raby, ma, d.phil., St Hugh's j.e.b. shepard, ma, d.phil., New College Classical Archaeology j.j. coulton, ma, Merton j.a. lloyd, ma, Wolfson m.c. mango, ma status, d.phil., St John's Greek and/or Roman History n. purcell, ma, St John's r.g. osborne, ma, d.phil., Corpus Christi Slavonic Studies j.d. naughton, ma, St Edmund Hall g.s. smith, ma, New College All for Trinity Term 1996 MASTER OF SCIENCE Public Policy in Latin America t.r. thorp, ma, St Antony's j.c. dunkerley, m.phil., d.phil., Hertford Both for Trinity Term 1996 BACHELOR OF MEDICINE Qualifying Examination Medical Sociology c.p. jenkinson, ma status, m.sc., d.phil., Green College (viceDopson) From Trinity Term 1996 to Trinity Term 1998 Second Examination Year 1 Pathology c. berry, (d.sc., md, ph.d. London), f.r.c.path, frcp, ffpm

(viceSlavin, resigned) From Michaelmas Term 1995 to Michaelmas Term 1996 Year 3 Additional Examiner Medicine s.t. holgate (d.sc., md London), frcp (viceRaine, deceased) From Michaelmas Term 1995 to Michaelmas Term 1998 BACHELOR OF DIVINITY Qualifying Examination d.j. reiner, ma status, d.phil., Regent's Park (vice Day, resigned) From Hilary Term 1996 to Hilary Term 1997 DIPLOMAS AND CERTIFICATES Diplomas History of Art j.j.l. whiteley, ma, d.phil., Pembroke p.d. crowther, ma, d.phil., Corpus Christi a. wright (ba, ph.d. London) All for Trinity Term 1996 Theology d.j. reiner, ma status, d.phil., Regent's Park (vice Day, resigned) From Hilary Term 1996 to Hilary Term 1997

Note: in the periods of office shown above reference to any term should be understood as indicating the first day of Full Term.

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CHAIRMEN OF EXAMINERS

TRINITY TERM 1996

Preliminary Examination

Human Sciences: S.J. SIMPSON, MA, Fellow of Jesus (address: Department of Zoology)

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Master of Philosophy

Byzantine Studies: M.C. MANGO, MA status, D.PHIL. (address: Institute of Archaeology)

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Master of Science

Economics for Development: R.E. MABRO, MA, Fellow of St Antony's

Qualifying Examination in Economics for Development: R.E. MABRO, MA, Fellow of St Antony's

Educational Research Methodology: D.G. PHILLIPS, MA, D.PHIL., Fellow of St Edmund Hall (address: Department of Educational Studies)

Educational Studies Syllabus A and B: D.G. PHILLIPS, MA, D.PHIL., Fellow of St Edmund Hall (address: Department of Educational Studies)

Master of Studies

Byzantine Studies: M.C. MANGO, MA status, D.PHIL. (address: Institute of Archaeology)

Modern History: A. MURRAY, B.PHIL., MA, Fellow of University

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CHANGES IN REGULATIONS

With the approval of the General Board, the following changes in regulations made by boards of faculties will come into effect on 22 March.

1 Board of the Faculty of Anthropology and Geography

Master of Philosophy in Social Anthropology

With effect from 1 October 1997 (for first examination in 1998)

In Examination Decrees, 1995, p. 643, l. 39, delete `the Monday of the fifth' and substitute `noon on Monday of the second'.

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2 Board of the Faculty of English Language and Literature

M.Phil. in English Studies

With effect from 1 October 1997 (for first examination in 1998)

In Examination Decrees, 1995, p. 596, after l. 37 insert: `Candidates will be expected to demonstrate that they have read texts they select for this subject in the original languages'.

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3 Board of the Faculty of Law

(a) Bachelor of Civil Law

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

1In Examination Decrees, 1995, p. 851, after l. 30 insert:

`12. Problem Areas in the Law of Contract and Tort (German, English, and American Law compared).

I. Sources, methods, and techniques

II. Principles of delictual and contractual liability.

13. Principles of Civil Procedure.'

2Ibid., ll. 31 ff, renumber 12–25 as 14–27.

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(b) Magister Juris in European and Comparative Law

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

1In Examination Decrees, 1995, p. 855, l. 19, after `Comparative Law: Delict*', insert `Problem Areas in the Law of Contract and Tort,'.

2Ibid., cl. 30, after `Jurisprudence and Political Theory' insert: `; Principles of Civil Procedure.'

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4 Board of the Faculty of Literae Humaniores

(a) Bachelor of Philosophy

With immediate effect

In Examination Decrees, 1995, p. 562, l. 30, delete `Friday' and substitute `Wednesday'.

(b) M.St. in Philosophy

With immediate effect

In Examination Decrees, 1995, p. 697, after l. 34 insert: `The examiners may award a distinction for excellence in the whole examination.'

5 Board of the Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages

M.Phil. in European Literature

With immediate effect

In Examination Decrees, 1995, p. 603, after l. 28 insert:

`10. The examiners may award a Distinction for excellence in the whole examination.'

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6 Board of the Faculty of Modern History

(a) M.Phil. in Economic and Social History

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

1In Examination Decrees, 1995, p. 578, after l. 11 insert:

`3.9. Gender and colonialism'.

2Ibid., after l. 13 insert:

`4.3. Problems in European Historical Demography 1560– 1914'.

3Ibid., after l. 17 insert:

`5.6. Women and the Welfare State'.

4Ibid., p. 582, after l. 23 insert:

`3.9. Gender and colonialism
Focusing on colonial empires in Africa and South Asia in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, this paper examines aspects of the relationship between gender and colonialism. Topics include a study of the gender ideologies of colonial rulers and their impact on local populations; sexuality and empire; the relationship between gender, class, and race in specific colonial situations; the role of white women in the colonial world; the impact of colonial economic change on local gender divisions of labour and gender ideologies, and the importance of ideas about gender to the creation of colonial nationalisms.'

5Ibid., p. 583, after l. 4 insert:

`4.3. Problems in European Historical Demography 1560–1914
The paper aims to provide an introduction, at an intermediate level, to issues in European historical demography over the period. The primary focus will be on English evidence, but this will be placed in the comparative context of western Europe and, where appropriate, Europe as a whole. Topics will include: sources and methods of historical demography, family reconstitution, aggregative analysis and back-projection techniques; patterns of marriage and household formation, `high-' and `low-pressure' demographic regimes; marital fertility, birth intervals and the concept of `natural fertility'; temporal variations in mortality and the problem of `exogenous' mortality change; ecological influences on mortality and the problem of the `urban penalty'; long-term population growth and the concept of `demographic transition'; the secular decline of fertility and morality.'

6Ibid., p. 584, after l. 31 insert:

`5.6. Women and the Welfare state

The course will draw on interdisciplinary literature to reach an understanding of women's relationship to welfare as clients and as providers during the twentieth century. We will begin with a consideration of feminist theories of the welfare state compared to some classical sociological and economic perspectives, followed by a discussion of new literature on women and the origins of welfare, which focuses on the issue of agency. Thereafter, the course will focus mainly on the period after the Second World War and mainly on British material, examining women's position in the labour market and the family and social policies in respect of women as workers and as mothers.'

(b) M.S.c in Economic and Social History

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

As for the M.Phil. in Economic and Social History (see (a) above).

7 Board of the Faculty of Oriental Studies

(a) M.Phil. in Modern Middle Eastern Studies

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

In Examination Decrees, 1995, p. 628, delete ll. 19–35 and substitute:

`Every candidate must pass a qualifying examination not later than the end of the second term from the commencement of the course. A candidate with native fluency or who has satisfied the examiners in the Second Public Examination in Arabic or Persian or Turkish, or has passed a similar examination in another university, must offer a different language for examination. The examination will consist of two papers:

(i) A language examination in Arabic or Persian or Turkish based on grammar knowledge and elementary reading comprehension.

(ii) A general methodological paper on the Middle East in the twentieth century.'

(ii) With effect from 1 October 1997 (for first examination in 1998)

In Examination Decrees, 1995, delete from p. 628, l. 46 to p. 630, l. 2 inclusive and substitute:

`1. All candidates must offer

(a) one language paper in Arabic or Persian or Turkish based on knowledge of grammar, translation from the Oriental language to English, and reading comprehension, for which the use of a dictionary will be permitted;

(b) a thesis of not more than 30,000 words on a subject to be approved by the board;

(c) three papers from (1)–(10), provided that instead of one of these papers, a candidate may offer a paper on a subject not included in the list below, with the approval of the board.
(1) History of the Middle East, 1860–1958.
(2) Politics of the Middle East.
(3) Economic history of the Middle East, 1800–1945.
(4) Economics of the Middle East.
(5) Geography of the Middle East.
(6) Social anthropology of the Middle East.
(7) Islam in the Middle East in the twentieth century.
(8) International Relations of the Middle East.
(9) Iranian history, 1921–79.
(10) History of Turkey, 1908–60.

Teaching for some options may not be available in every year. Applicants for admission will be advised whether teaching will be available in the options of their choice.

2.All applications for approval must reach the Secretary, Board of the Faculty of Oriental Studies, Oriental Institute, on or before the Monday in the second week of the Michaelmas Full Term preceding the examination.'

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(b) M.Phil. in Modern Jewish Studies

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

In Examination Decrees, 1995, p. 630, after l. 34 insert:

`A.Qualifying Examination
Candidates must pass a qualifying examination in Hebrew not later than the end of the second term of the academic year in which the candidate's name is first entered on the Register of M.Phil. students unless exempted by the Board of the Faculty of Oriental Studies. The examination will consist of two papers:

(i) Translation into English of selected modern Hebrew prepared texts. (List of texts available from the Oriental Institute.)

(ii) Translation into English of unprepared modern Hebrew texts.'

(ii) With effect from 1 October 1997 (for first examination in 1998)

In Examination Decrees, 1995, p. 630, delete ll. 36–48 and p. 631, delete ll. 1–13 and substitute:

`B. Final Examination
Candidates will present themselves for a written examination. The examination shall be taken in the Trinity Term of the academic year following that in which the candidate's name is first entered on the Register of M.Phil. students. The examination shall consist of four papers from the following list. Candidates proposing to offer a paper not included in the list below must obtain the permission of the Board of the Faculty of Oriental Studies. All applications for approval must be sent to the Secretary of the board on or before the Monday in the second week of the Michaelmas Full Term preceding the examination.

1. The Jewish experience in Europe, from c.1700 to the present day, or The Jewish experience in the United Kingdom or the United States.

2.Introduction to modern Jewish sociology.

3. Economic developments, migrations, and demographic trends in the modern Jewish world.

4. Religious movements in Judaism from c.1700 to the present day.

5. Modern Jewish thought.

6. Hebrew literature and society (with prescribed texts): (a) Hebrew literary centres perior to 1948 or (b) Hebrew literature in Israel from 1948.

7. Modern Jewish politics.

8. The State of Israel: (a) The history of the State of Israel or (b) Israeli society and culture.

9. The origins or Jewish nationalism.

10. Jewish-Muslim relations in the modern period or Jewish-Christian relations in the modern period.

11. Jewish literature in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.

12. Modern Yiddish literature.

Teaching for some options may not be available in every year. Applicants for admission will be adivsed whether teaching will be available in the options of their choice.

Prescribed texts will be announced by the board in the seventh week of Michaelmas Full Term in the first year of the course.

C Thesis

A candidate shall submit a thesis of not more than 30,000 words on a topic selected in consultation with his or her supervisor and approved by the faculty board. Applications for such approval should be submitted not later than the second meeting of the board in the Michaelmas Term preceding the term in which the candidate proposes to take the final examination, in the academic year following that in which the candidate's name was entered in the Register of M.Phil. students. Three typewritten copies of the thesis must be delivered to the Clerk of the Schools not later than noon on Friday of the first week of the Trinity Full Term on which the examination is to be taken.'

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8 Board of the Faculty of Theology

(a) M.St. in Theology

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

1In Examination Decrees, 1995, p. 704, l. 34, after `typewritten and' insert `two copies must be'.

2Ibid., l. 45, after `himself' insert `or herself'.

3Ibid., l. 46, delete `unless individually dispensed by the examiners'.

(b) Master of Theology in Applied Theology

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

In Examination Decrees, 1995, p. 957, after l. 4 insert:

`11. Historical Theology

Candidates will examine the ways in which historical materials (relating to the history of Christian life and thought) are used to address questions in the theology and ministry of the present day.'

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DEGREE OF DOCTOR OF MEDICINE

The Board of the Faculty of Clinical Medicine has granted leave to E.W. FISHER, Hertford, to supplicate for the Degree of Doctor of Medicine. The evidence submitted by the candidate was entitled: `The role of acoustic rhinometry in clinical rhinology'.

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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

L.K. BLUE, Pembroke: `A topographical analysis of the location of harbours and anchorages of the eastern Mediterranean in the Middle and Late Bronze Ages, and their relation to routes of trade'.
Ashmolean Museum, Monday, 2 March, 2 p.m.
Examiners: M.S.F. Hood, M. Artzy.

E.D.K. COOMBE, Mansfield: `Implications of an investigation by coring into the sediments of the Fleet Lagoon, Chesil Beach, Dorset, England'.
Keble, Thursday, 28 March, 10.30 a.m.
Examiners: A. Carr, T.P. Burt.

A. HANN, Jesus: `Kinship and exchange relations within an estate economy: Ditchley 1680–1750'.
Kellogg, Friday, 29 March, 2 p.m.
Examiners: K. Tiller, R.A. Butlin.

Biological Sciences

A. WOOLLARD, Wolfson: `Cell cycle control in fission yeast'.
Department of Zoology, Monday, 18 March, 2 p.m.
Examiners: A.M. Carr, S.E. Kearsey.

Clinical Medicine

R.E. PARKER, Linacre: `The rat interleukin-4 receptor'.
Sir William Dunn School of Pathology, Monday, 18 March, 2.15 p.m.
Examiners: M. Ritter, G.G. Macpherson.

L.J. WEST, Balliol: `Neonatal induction of tolerance to cardiac allografts'.
Nuffield Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Thursday, 28 March, 10.30 a.m.
Examiners: I.L. Sargent, L. Brent.

Modern History

P.M. HOSKIN, Somerville: `The bishops of Worcester and their Acta 1218–68'.
Wadham, Wednesday, 20 March, 2.30 p.m.
Examiners: R.B. Dobson, R. Sharpe.

Physical Sciences

C. MCDONNELL, Christ Church: `Adjustable speed drive integration via field bus'.
Department of Engineering Science, Friday, 19 April, 10 a.m.
Examiners: S. Williamson, A.L. Dexter.

M.A. MIODOWNIK, Linacre: `Fundamentals of grain growth processes in ODS alloys'.
Department of Materials, Tuesday, 21 May, 2 p.m.
Examiners: S.G. Roberts, F.J. Humphreys.

G.D. PETHYBRIDGE, St Cross: `Sol-gel processing of dielectric ceramics'.
Department of Materials, Wednesday, 17 April, 10 a.m.
Examiners: B. Derby, R.W. Whatmore.

SOCIAL STUDIES A. CALVIA, Oriel: `Current merger and acquisition activity in Europe and its consequences for industrial restructuring'.
Institute of Economics and Statistics, Friday, 22 March, 2.15 p.m.
Examiners: D.A. Hay, A. Hughes.

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Theology

C. FLETCHER-LOUIS, Keble: `An examination of the relevance of angelomorphic categories for the understanding of early Christology and discipleship, with special reference to Luke–Acts'.
Examination Schools, Tuesday, 19 March, 2 p.m.
Examiners: J.B. Muddiman, D. Catchpole.

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EXAMINATION FOR THE DEGREE OF DOCTOR OF MEDICINE

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

Clinical Medicine

W.S.A. SMELLIE, Merton: `Clinical applications of an assay for intact proinsulin'.
Diabetes Research Laboratories, Radcliffe Infirmary, Tuesday, 12 March, 10.30 a.m.
Examiners: R.C. Turner, E.A.M. Gale.