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CHAIRMEN OF EXAMINERS

TRINITY TERM 1996

Preliminary Examination

Physical Sciences: K.G. COX, MA, Fellow of Jesus (address: Department of Earth Sciences)

Honour Moderations

Classics and English: R.A. MCCABE, MA, Fellow of Merton

Honour Schools

Mathematics and Computing: R.S. BIRD, MA, Fellow of Lincoln (address: Computing Laboratory, Wolfson Building)

Master of Science

Neuroscience: J.N.P. RAWLINS, MA, D.PHIL., Fellow of University

Master of Studies

Korean Studies: J.B. LEWIS, MA, Fellow of Wolfson (address: Oriental Institute)

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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 26 January.

1 Biological Sciences Faculty Board

M.Sc. in Biology (Integrative Bioscience)

With immediate effect (for first examination in 1996)

1 In Examination Decrees, 1994, p. 663, as amended by Regulation of 1 June 1995 Gazette, vol. 125 p. 1227), cl. 4, delete `The organising committee shall appoint for each candidate an academic committee consisting of the supervisors of the candidate's two research projects and one other person. The supervisor of the candidate's first research project will serve as the candidate's academic supervisor.' and substitute:

`The organising committee shall appoint for each candidate an academic committee consisting of the supervisors of the candidate's two research projects and one member of the organising committee, who will serve as the candidate's academic supervisor.' 2 Ibid., in cl. 3(iii), after `(excluding bibliography and appendices) on' insert:

`each of the'.

3 Ibid., in cl. 5, delete `the professional development programme as set out in the schedule, to the satisfaction of the programme organisers.' and substitute:

`the Core Research Skills teaching and the Professional Development Programme as set out in the schedule, to the satisfaction of the organising committee and the Programme organisers.'

4 Ibid., p. 664, as amended by Regulation of 1 June 1995 (Gazette, Vol. 125, p. 1228), cl. 6, delete `The syllabus for study . . . the candidate's academic committee.' and substitute:

`The syllabus for study will include four principal components:

(a) Research in the Biosciences

This will consist of four taught courses of lectures with associated practical courses and seminars, detailing research approaches and methodologies in specific subject areas of bioscience. The subject areas will be approved annually by the organising committee. Details of those courses offered in each academic year will be published in the Gazette before the end of the preceding Trinity Term. Where courses are offered in more than four subjects, candidates will be expected to show advanced knowledge of four of the approved subjects.

(b) Core Research Skills: The Acquisition, Handling, and Analysis of Bioscience Information

Integrated lectures and classes providing comprehensive training in core research skills in three areas:

(i) Statistics

(ii) Computing and information technology

(iii) Libraries and databases

(c) Professional Development Programme for Bioscientists

This will consist of three taught courses with interactive discussions and practical assignments, providing core skills for a career in scientific research, on the following topics:

(i) The Enterprise of Bioscience

(ii) Professional Skills for Bioscientists

(iii) The Exploitation of Bioscience

(d) Laboratory Research Projects

Each candidate will submit two laboratory research projects in dissimilar areas of bioscience, each under the supervision of a research supervisor, on subjects selected in consultation with the candidate's academic committee.'

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2 Boards of the Faculties of Literae Humaniores and Theology

Honour School of Philosophy and Theology

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

In Examination Decrees, 1995, p. 511 after l. 25 insert:

`No candidate may offer both the Aquinas part of philosophy paper 110: Medieval Philosophy, and Aquinas for study as a major theologian for paper 12: Further Studies in History and Doctrine as prescribed for the Honour School of Theology.'

3 Board of the Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages

(a) M.Phil. in European Literature

With immediate effect (for first examination in 1996)

1 In Examination Decrees, 1995, p. 599, delete from l. 5 `(d) Two Special subjects' to l. 8 `topics within them.', and substitute: `(d) Two Special subjects [either [a] one paper of three and a half hours or (b) three essays, for each Special Subjects, as specified below].

For [a], candidates will be examined in English. they will be expected to show a good general knowledge of the main problems involved in the study of the subject chosen and a detailed knowledge of some of the main authors and topics within it. The paper may include questions on methods of criticism and of scholarship appropriate to the field. Candidates may be given an opportunity (where relevant) to show knowledge of related developments in the arts.

For (b), candidates will be examined on three essays (which may be written in English or in the language of the literature concerned) on topics agreed by them with their supervisor within a Special Subject chosen in accordance with the procedures given below. The essays shall be submitted to the supervisor between the date of approval of the choice of Special Subjects and the beginning of the examinations, and shall be marked, signed, and dated by the supervisor. The essays shall be examined by the examiners who shall, in assessing the marks they award, take account of the stage at which each essay was completed.'

2 Ibid., delete ll. 16–19.

(b) M.St. in European Literature

With immediate effect (for first examination in 1996)

1 In Examination Decrees, 1995, delete from p. 677, l. 40 to p. 678, l. 8, and substitute:

`(ii) One Special Subject [2(d) for the M.Phil. in European Literature].'

2 Ibid., p. 678, l. 9, delete `opting for either (a) or (b) above'.

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4 Board of the Faculty of Theology

(a) M. St. in Theology

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

In Examination Decrees, 1995, p. 707, l. 21, delete `1054' and substitute `1050'.

(b) M.Phil. in Theology

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

1 In Examination Decrees, 1995, p. 654, l. 24 insert: `(b) The Western Church AD1050–1280'.

2 Ibid., 25–6 re-number existing papers `(b)' and `(c)' and `(d)' respectively.

3 Ibid., p. 654, after l. 28 insert:

`2. General Councils of the Western Church from Lateran III (1189) to Basel–Florence (1431–45)'.

4 Ibid., ll. 29–32, renumber papers `2'–`5' as `3'–`6' respectively.

5 Ibid., p. 654, l 47, after `169 ff', insert on new line:

`2. General Councils of the Western Church from Lateran III (1189) to Basel–Florence (1431–45)

In English, although, candidates will be given the opportunity to show knowledge of the texts in Latin.

The decrees of the councils are to be found in Decrees of the Ecumenical Councils, ed. N. Tanner, (Sheed and Ward, 1990), vol. i, pp. 211–25 (Lateran III), 230–71 (Lateran IV), 278–301 (Lyons I), 309–31 (Lyons II), 336–401 (Vienne), 405–51 (Constance), 455–591 (Basel–Florence).'

6 Ibid., l. 48, delete `2' and substitute `3'.

7 Ibid., p. 655, l. 19, delete `3' and substitute `4'.

8 Ibid., l. 30, delete `4' and substitute `5'.

9 Ibid., l. 41, delete `5' and substitute `6'.

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5 Committee on Continuing Education and Board of the Faculty of Mathematical Sciences

(a) Master of Science in Software Engineering

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

1 In Examination Decrees, 1995, p. 755, delete ll. l–7, and substitute:

`3. The examination will consist of:

(i) nine written assignments, which will include an assignment based on module (vii) in the Schedule; either assignments based one each of modules (i) and (ii) or assignments based on each of modules (iii) and (iv); and either an assignment based on module (v) or an assignment based on module (vii):

(ii) a dissertation of not more than 25,000 words (including appendices and footnotes but excluding bibliography) on a subject selected by the candidate in consultation with the supervisor and approved by the chairman of the standing committee;

(iii) an examination viva voce, unless the candidate shall have been individually dispensed by the examiners, on the dissertation and on any of the other parts of the examination.'

2 Ibid., delete ll. 25–30 up to `under 3(ii) above.' and substitute:

`6. Any candidate who has successfully completed the Postgraduate Diploma in Software Engineering, or who has successfully completed the written assignments and project report required for the Postgraduate Diploma in Software Engineering, may on admission to the M.Sc. be exempted from the requirement to submit, for the exam-ination for this degree, seven of the nine written assignments under 3(i) above.'

3 Ibid., l. 39, delete `ten assignments required under 3(i) and 3(iii)' and substitute `nine assignments required under 3(i)'.

4 Ibid. , delete ll. 46–52 and p. 756 ll. 1–18 and substitute:

`Schedule

(i) Foundations.

(ii) Specification Methods.

(iii) Software Engineering Mathematics.

(iv) Specification and Design.

(v) Object-orientated Programming.

(vi) Functional Programming.

(vii) Practical Software Engineering.

(viii) Concurrency and Distributed systems.

(ix) Software Development Management.

(x) Requirements Engineering.

(xi) Advanced Concurrency Tools.

(xii) Critical Systems Engineering.

(xiii) Scalable Parallel Programming.

(xiv) Software Testing.

(xv) Machine-assisted Software Engineering.

(xvi) Advanced Software Development.

(xvii) Real-time Software Development.

(xviii) Non-functional modelling.

(xix) Any other module as defined by the course director and approved by the standing committee.'

5 Ibid., p. 756 ll. 19 and 22, delete `Schedule B'.

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(b) Postgraduate Diploma in Software Engineering

With effect from 1 March 1996 (for first examination in 1996)

1 In Examination Decrees, 1995, p. 922, delete ll. 36–7 and substitute `specification and design, and programming'.

2 Ibid., delete ll, 39–49 and substitute:

`(a) attendance at a minimum of seven short courses;

(b) submission of seven written assignments, which will include an assignment based on module (vii) in the Schedule; either assignments based on each of modules (i) and (ii), or assignments based on each of modules (iii) and (iv); and either an assignment based on module (v), or an assignment based on module (vi);

(c) a project report of not more than 5,000 words on a topic agreed by the chairman of the standing committee for the M.Sc. in Software Engineering.' 3 Ibid., p. 923, delete ll. 1–4 and substitute:

`The assignments under (b) and the project report under (c) shall be forwarded to the examiners for consideration by such dates as the examiners shall determine and shall notify candidates, tutors and project supervisors.'

4 Ibid., l. 10, delete `six' and substitute `seven'.

5 Ibid., delete ll. 14–38 and substitute:

`Schedule

(i) Foundations.

(ii) Specification Methods.

(iii) Software Engineering Mathematics.

(iv) Specification and Design.

(v) Object-oriented programming.

(vi) Functional programming.

(vii) Practical Software Engineering.

(viii) Concurrency and Distributed Systems.

(ix) Software Development Management.

(x) Requirements Engineering.

(xi) Advanced Concurrency Tools.

(xii) Critical Systems Engineering.

(xiii) Scalable parallel programming.

(xiv) Software Testing.

(xv) Machine-assisted Software Engineering.

(xvi) Advanced Software Development.

(xvii) Real-time Software Development.

(xviii) Non-functional modelling.

(xix) Any other module as defined by the course director and approved by the standing committee for the M.Sc. in Software Engineering.'

6 Ibid., ll. 39 and 42 delete `schedule B'.

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6 Standing Committee for Engineering, Economics, and Management and Related Schools

(a) Honour School of Engineering, Economics, and Management

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

In Examination Decrees, 1995, p. 200, delete ll. 13–20, and substitute:

`Linear economic models, simplex method for linear programming, duality and sensitivity analysis./k Network models, including the transportation and assignment problems, shortest path problems, project scheduling./k Dynamic and integer programming./k Expected utility theory and decision trees./k Markov chain models./k Queuing systems./k Stochastic dynamic programming./k Inventory control./k Monte Carlo methods and simulation./k Two-person, zero-sum games.'

(b) Honour School of Materials, Economics, and Management

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

As for the Honour School of Engineering, Economics and Management (see (a) above).

7 Standing Committee for Economics and Management Honour School of Economics and Management

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

As for the Honour School of Engineering, Economics and Management

(see (6) (a) above).

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DEGREE OF DOCTOR OF MEDICINE

The Board of the Faculty of Clinical Medicine has granted leave TO S. ROWLAND-JONES, Green College, to supplicate for the Degree of Doctor of Medicine.

The evidence submitted by the candidate was entitled: `the role of class I MHC molecules in the presentation of viral antigens to cytoxic T lymphocytes'.


The Board of the Faculty of Clinical Medicine has granted leave to F.T. WOJNAROWSKA, Somerville, to supplicate for the Degree of Doctor of Medicine.

The evidence submitted by the candidate was entitled: `The relationship of linear IgA disease to the other sub- epidermal blistering diseases'.

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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:

English Language and Literature

H.L. MEAKING, Trinity: `"What shall we call thee then?": some articulations of the feminine in John Donne's poetry and prose'.
Magdalen, Monday, 15 January, 2 p.m.
Examiners: C. Belsey, D.G.E. Norbrook.

C. MORGAN, Lady Margaret Hall: `Existentialism in England 1945–60: the growth of its influence on literature and art'.
Examination Schools, Wednesday, 17 January, 2 p.m.
Examiners: M. Bradbury, A.D. Nuttall.

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Law

N. NOTARA, University: `A consideration of the case law relating to specific issues in the field of maritime delimitation'.
Examination Schools, Thursday, 15 February, 3 p.m.
Examiners: H. Fox, D.A. Wyatt.

Literae Humaniores

A.B. GIRDWOOD, Balliol: `Innovation and development in the psychology and epistemology of Epictetus'.
St John's, Monday, 15 January, 11 a.m.
Examiners: D.A.F.M. Russell, B.R.K. Sorabji.

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Modern History

M. HEWITSON, St Antony's: `Reflection on the Republic of France: political thought and national comparison in Germany 1898–1914'.
St Antony's, Friday, 12 January, 2 p.m.
Examiners: M. John, A.J. Nicholls.

C.L.G. INSLEY, Worcester: `The Royal Anglo-Saxon Dip-lomas of Exeter: an edition and commentary'.
Examination Schools, Monday, 15 January, 3.30 p.m.
Examiners: N.P. Brooks, C.P. Wormald.

Physical Sciences

P. KARNEZIS, Linacre: `Processing and mechanical properties of A1/Alloy/SiC particulate metal matrix composites'.
Department of Materials, Friday, 12 January, 11 a.m.
Examiners: P.R.G. Anderson, J.W. Martin.

D. MOY, Keble: `Study of ionomeric membranes by neutron scattering'.
Physical and Theoretical Chemistry Laboratory, Thursday, 25 January, 2.30 p.m.
Examiners: J.S. Higgins, R.G. Compton.

D.C. ULRICH, Somerville: `Domain formation and switching in ferroelectric liquid crystal devices'.
Department of Engineering Science, Friday, 12 January, 10.30 a.m.
Examiners: S. Day, G. Parry.

T.A. VAUGHAN, Brasenose: `Magneto-optics of INAS/GASB heterostructures'.
Clarendon Laboratory, Saturday, 13 January, 10.30 a.m.
Examiners: C.R. Pidgeon, V.N. Nicopoulos.

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Social Studies

G. BECK, Nuffield: `Johann Gottlieb Fichte's theory of freedom and his doctrine of political perfectionism'.
Examination Schools, Friday, 19 January, 2.30 p.m.
Examiners: P.L. Gardiner, R. Hausheer.

S.R. BHALOTRA, Wolfson: `Four essays on the labour market in India'.
Nuffield, Friday, 12 January, 11 a.m.
Examiners: J.N.J Muellbauer, M. Desai.

P.M. CLOUGH, Brasenose: `The economy and culture of the Talakawa of Marmara'.
Queen Elizabeth House, Monday, 15 January, 2 p.m.
Examiners: B. Harriss-White, P. Richards.

J.C. LIN, St John's: `Humanitarianism and military force: humanitarian intervention and international society'.
Social Studies Faculty Centre, Thursday, 18 January, 2.15 p.m.
Examiners: J.B.L. Mayall, E.A. Roberts.

L. LO VERSO, University: `A rational choice analysis of Italian electoral reform 1945–93'.
All Souls, Monday, 15 January, 2.30 p.m.
Examiners: M. Gallagher, D. Gambetta.

D.C. VIOTTI, Brasenose: `Just War theory and modern technological warfare: a case study of the 1990–1 Gulf War'.
Social Studies Faculty Centre, Thursday, 15 February, 2.15 p.m.
Examiners: M. Donelan, E.A. Roberts.

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Theology

C. HARVEY, Corpus Christi: `Jungian psychology as a religious culture: the unconscious religious experience and the critical–correlational theology of Don Browning'.
Mansfield, Friday, 12 January, 2 p.m.
Examiners: J.C. Brock, L.J. Francis.

P.S. OAKES, Worcester: `Philippians: from people to letter'.
Examination Schools, Tuesday, 6 February, 2 p.m.
Examiners: L. Alexander, R.C. Morgan.

T. PARK, Pembroke: `Selfhood and "gostly meneyng" in some Middle English mystics: semiotic approaches to contemplative theology'.
Examination Schools, Friday, 12 January, 2.30 p.m.
Examiners: A.M. Allchin, R. Ellis.

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EXAMINATION FOR THE DEGREE OF MASTER OF SCIENCE

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

Biological Sciences

C. SPECHT, Oriel: `Protein engineering of mammalian lectins'.
Department of Biochemistry, Friday, 12 January, 2.30 p.m.
Examiners: A.J. Day, R. Harrison.