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CHAIRMEN OF EXAMINERS

HILARY TERM AND APRIL 1996

Preliminary Examination

Oriental Studies: M.A. COLLIER, MA, Fellow of All Souls

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Master of Philosophy

Qualifying Examination in English Studies, Course I: D. GRAY, MA, Fellow of Lady Margaret Hall

Qualifying Examination in English Studies, Course II: D. GRAY, MA, Fellow of Lady Margaret Hall

Qualifying Examination in Management Studies: L.P. WILLCOCKS, MA, Fellow of Templeton

Qualifying Examination in Politics: M.F.E. PHILP, MA, M.PHIL., Fellow of Oriel

Qualifying Examination in Oriental Studies (Modern Middle Eastern Studies): F.W. ZIMMERMANN, B.PHIL., MA, D.PHIL., Fellow of St Cross (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 1 March.

1 Board of the Faculty of Physical Sciences

M.Sc. in Theoretical Chemistry

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

In Examination Decrees, 1995, p. 756, after l. 22 insert:

`Theoretical Chemistry

1. The course shall be under the supervision of the Coulson Professor of Theoretical Chemistry or an appointed deputy, who shall have power to arrange lectures and other instruction.

2. Candidates shall follow for at least three terms a course of instruction in Theoretical Chemistry.

3. The examination shall be three parts, as follows.

(a) Candidates shall successfully complete a written assignment on each of the lecture courses listed below.

(b) Candidates shall submit a short dissertation on a topic selected by the candidate in consultation with the supervisor and approved by the Coulson Professor of Theoretical Chemistry or an appointed deputy. Between thirty-five and sixty-five typed pages is the preferred length.

(c) There shall be an oral examination on the dissertation and its bacground material.

4. The Coulson Professor of Theoretical Chemistry or an appointed deputy shall make available to the examiners a certificate showing the extent to which the candidate has an adequate command of (a) mathematics and (b) computational chemistry. Candidates must submit for approval to the Coulson Professor of Theoretical Chemistry or an appointed deputy by the end of Hilary Term in the year in which they enter the examination the title and brief statement of the form and scope of their dissertation, together with the name of a person who has agreed to act as their supervisor during the preparation of the dissertation.

Approval shall normally be given not later than two weeks after submission of a proposal.

5. Two typewritten copies of the dissertation must be delivered, not later than noon on 15 September in the year in which the examination is taken, to the M.Sc. Examiners (Theoretical Chemistry), c/o the Clerk of the Schools, Examination Schools, High Street, Oxford. The dissertation must be accompanied by a statement that it is the candidate's own work except where otherwise indicated, and a certificate from the candidate's society to the effect that he or she has followed for three terms a course of instruction in Theoretical Chemistry. The examiners may retain one copy of the dissertation of each candidate who passes the examination for deposit in an appropriate departmental library.

6. For each lecture course two topics shall be prescribed by the relevant lecturer not later than the Monday of the eighth week of the term during which the lectures are given. Different topics shall be set each year. Completed assignments on one topic for each lecture course must be delivered not later than noon on the Monday of the eleventh week of the term during which the course is offered, to the M.Sc. Examiners (Theoretical Chemistry), c/o the Clerk of the Schools, Examination Schools, High Street, Oxford, together with a signed statement that the work offered for assessment is the candidate's own.

7. A candidate who does not submit a written assignment on a lecture course by noon on the Monday of eleventh week of the relevant term shall be deemed to have failed the lecture course in question.

8. A list of those candidates who have satisfied the examiners in particular lecture courses in the relevant term shall be posted in the Physical and Theoretical Chemistry Laboratory, by the Friday preceding the following Full Term.

9. If a candidate is deemed to have failed a particular lecture course, he or she shall not be permitted to re-enter for examination in that lecture course. Any candidate who has not satisfied the examiners in four lecture courses by the beginning of the Trinity Term shall be deemed to have failed the degree course.

10. A candidate who has failed to satisfy the examiners in the examination may enter again for the examination on one, but not more than one, subsequent occasion, not later than one year after the initial attempt. No written assignment shall be submitted to the examiners on more than one occasion. 11. The examiners may award a distinction for excellence in the whole examination.

List of lecture courses Quantum Mechanics

Statistical Mechanics
Molecular Quantum Mechanics
Applied Statistical Mechanics
Many-body quantum and statistical mechanics

Instruction will also be provided in mathematics and computational chemistry.

The Coulson Professor of Theorical Chemistry or an appointed deputy shall have power to delete courses and to add other lecture courses to this list, and shall publish details of the full list including such additional courses in the University Gazette by not later than the Friday of the eighth week of the Trinity Term in the year preceding the examination.'

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2 Committee on the History of Art

M.St. in the History of Art and Visual Culture

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

1 In Examination Decrees, 1995, p. 686, after l. 44 insert

`History of Art and Visual Culture

Every candidate must follow for at least three terms a course of instruction in the History of Art, and must, on entering for the examination, produce from his or her society a certificate to that effect.

Syllabus

There shall be two papers and a dissertation.

I. A compulsory paper entitled: History and Visual Forms: An Introduction to Art Historiography and Methods.

II. One paper chosen from amongst the following:

(i) Advanced Theory of Visual Arts

(ii) Art and Architecture in Italy c.1470–1580

(iii) Art and Art Criticism in Nineteenth Century France

(iv) History of Photography

(v) The End of Soviet Cinema

A reading knowledge of French is essential for Paper (iii) and a reading knowledge of Italian is desirable for Paper (ii). Teaching may not be av ailable for all these subjects every year, and new subjects may be introduced. Candidates are advised to enquire when they submit their applications.

III. A dissertation of not more than 15,000 words on a topic in the history of art. The topic must be approved by the candidate's supervisor and the Professor of the History of Art not later than Second Week of Hilary Term. Essays should be submitted to the Secretary of the Department of the History of Art not later than the Friday of Seventh Week of Trinity Term.

Candidates must present themselves for an oral examination if required to do so by the examiners.

The examiners may award a distinction for excellence in the whole examination.'

2 Ibid., p. 889, delete ll. 26–46.

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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:

Biological Sciences

H. CROSS, Wolfson: `The metabolic and ionic changes occurring during myocardial ischaemia: their interdependence and their roles in contracture and injury'.
Department of Clinical Biochemistry, Radcliffe Infimary, Friday, 8 March, 2 p.m.
Examiners: A.P. Halestrap, P. Randle.

S. O'SHEA, Linacre: `Isolation and characterisation of the B mating type locus Coprinus cinereus'.
Department of Plant Sciences, Friday, 8 March, 2 p.m.
Examiners: H.G. Dickinson, G.W. Gooday.

J.G. TATE, Linacre: `Structural studies on bovine enterovirus'.
Laboratory of Molecular Biophysics, Wednesday, 21 February, 2.30 p.m.
Examiners: L.N. Johnson, G. Taylor.

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Clinical Medicine

J.M. MOORMAN, St John's: `Studies on neuroadaptation to physchotropic drugs involving serotonergic receptor function'.
Department of Clinical Pharmacology, Monday, 11 March, 10.30 a.m.
Examiners: P.J. Harrison, A.R. Green.

M.C. WEISS, St Cross: `Factors influencing the prescribing decisions of general practitioners'.
Health Services Research Unit, Monday, 19 February, 12.15 p.m.
Examiners: C.P.F. Jenkinson, R. Jones.

English Language and Literature

C. BLYTH, Oriel: `Ruskin's poetics after Modern Painters 1860–85'.
Lady Margaret Hall, Friday, 22 March, 2.15 p.m.
Examiners: N. Shrimpton, A. Tanner.

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Law

J.J. BUSUTTIL, Linacre: `Naval weapons systems and the contemporary law of war: selected topics'.
Exeter, Thursday, 7 March, 5 p.m.
Examiners: M.W. Janis, C.J. Greenwood.

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Literae Humaniores

M. GARCIA-OTEYZA, Wolfson: `The private language argument and scepticism about the external world'.
Examination Schools, Wednesday, 28 February, 3 p.m.
Examiners: T.W. Child, M. McGinn.

Modern History

M. PAGE, Corpus Christi: `Royal and comital government and the local community in thirteenth-century Cornwall'.
Somerville, Thursday, 14 March, 2 p.m.
Examiners: B.F. Harvey, P.R. Cross.

J.C. STEWARD, Trinity: `British art and the origins of modern childhood, 1730 to 1830'.
Lincoln, Monday, 29 April, 2 p.m.
Examiners: P. Langford, B. Allen.

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Physical Sciences

R. GRAHAM, Merton: `Nucleation studies of MOVPE grown antimonides'.
Clarendon Laboratory, Wednesday, 6 Marc h, 2 p.m.
Examiners: R.C.C. Ward, S.J. Irvine.

A. MARTIN, Exeter: `Multi-periodic variability in low mass X-ray binaries'.
Sub-department of Astrophysics, Friday, 16 February, 2 p.m.
Examiners: M.G. Watson, M.J. Ward.

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Social Studies

A. FORSTER, St Hugh's: `Empowerment and constraint: Britain and the negoation of the treaty on European Union'.
St Antony's, Monday, 18 March, 2 p.m.
Examiners: A. Deighton, G. Edwards.

G. HERNANDEZ-LICONA, Wolfson: `The effect of household poverty on participation, working hours, and unemployment in urban Mexico'.
Queen Elizabeth House, Tuesday, 2 April, 2.30 p.m.
Examiners: E.V.K. FitzGerald, S. Dex.

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EXAMINATION FOR THE DEGREE OF MASTER OF SCIENCE

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

Clinical Medicine

G. SZOKE, St Peter's: `Histopathologic, proliferative and mechanical response of muscle and tendon to lengthening'.
Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre, Wednesday, 28 February, 2 p.m.
Examiners: P.H. Cooke, M.Saleh.

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