Examinations and Boards

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GENERAL BOARD OF THE FACULTIES

With the approval of the General Board the following appointments and reappointments have been made and titles conferred for the periods stated.

1 Appointments

UNIVERSITY LECTURERS

Committee for the School of Management Studies

stephen j. new (b.sc. Southampton, ph.d. Manchester), Fellow-
elect of Hertford. In Management Studies (Operations Management).
From 10 June 1996 until 9 June 2001.

Medieval and Modern Languages

catriona h.m. kelly, ma, d.phil., Fellow of New College. In
Russian. From 18 March 1996 until 17 March 2001.

Physical Sciences

fion p.e. dunne (b.sc. Bristol, ph.d. Sheffield), Fellow-elect
of Hertford. In Engineering Science. From 22 April 1996 until 21
April 2001.

patrick s. grant, ma, d.phil. (b.eng. Nottingham), Fellow-elect
of Linacre. In Processing of Materials. From 1 October 1999 until
30 September 2004.

lance miller (b.sc. Leicester, ph.d. Cambridge), Fellow-elect of
St Catherine's. In Physics (Astrophysics). From 1 March 1996
until 28 February 2001.

amy b. zavatsky, ma status, d.phil. (b.sc. Philadelphia), Fellow-
elect of St Edmund Hall. In Engineering Science. From 1 September
1996 until 31 August 2001.

Social Studies

hyun song shin, ma, m.phil., d.phil., Fellow-elect of Nuffield.
In Economics. From 1 October 1996 until 30 September 2001.

UNIVERSITY LECTURERS (CUF)

(From 1 October 1996 until 30 September 2001 unless otherwise stated) English peter d. mcdonald, ma status, d.phil. (ba, ma, Rhodes, SA), Fellow-elect of St Hugh's. In English. TEMPORARY UNIVERSITY LECTURERS Physical Sciences h. janet efstathiou, ma (ph.d. Durham), Fellow of St Hugh's. In Information Engineering. From 1 January 1996 until 31 December 1999. helen s. margolis, ma, d.phil., Fellow of Worcester. In Physics. From 1 January 1996 until 30 September 1998. GRAMMATIKOS Literae Humaniores andrew hobson, ma, Fellow-elect of Magdalen. From 1 October 1996 until 30 September 2001. JUNIOR LECTURERS (fixed-term) Mathematical Sciences richard a. earl, ba. In Pure Mathematics. From 1 January 1996 until 30 September 1998. Interfaculty Committee for Chinese Studies rana s.j. mitter (ba, m.phil. Cambridge). In the Modern Politics and Society of China. From 1 August 1996 until 31 July 1999. INSTRUCTOR IN GERMAN Medieval and Modern Languages gudrun r. loftus, ma status. From 1 February 1996 until 31 December 1998.

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2 Reappointments UNIVERSITY LECTURERS

(From 1 October 1996 until the retiring age unless otherwise stated) Biological Sciences mark s.p. sansom, ma, d.phil., Student of Christ Church. In Molecular Biophysics. Educational Studies christopher w.r. davies, ma, m.sc., d.phil., Fellow of Kellogg. In Educational Studies (English). From 1 September 1996. geoffrey f. hayward, ma, d.phil., Fellow of Kellogg. In Educational Studies (Biology). From 1 September 1996. Physical Sciences stephen p. hesselbo, ma (b.sc. Aberdeen, ph.d. Bristol), Fellow of St Peter's. In Stratigraphy. paul w. smith, ma (m.sc. Southampton, ph.d. London), Fellow of Pembroke. In Engineering Science. From 1 June 1996. Psychological Studies kim r. plunkett, ma (b.sc. London, m.sc., d.phil. Sussex), Fellow of St Hugh's. In Psychology. UNIVERSITY LECTURERS (CUF)

(From 1 October 1996 until the retiring age unless otherwise stated) Law stephen a. smith, ma, d.phil. (ba Queen's, Kingston, ll.b. Toronto). In Law. Social Studies desmond s. king, ma (ba Dublin, ma, ph.d. Northwestern), Fellow of St John's. In Politics. RESEARCH OFFICER Physical Sciences n. demaria (ph.d. Turin). In Particle and Nuclear Physics. From 1 January 1997 until 31 December 1998.

3 Conferment of title UNIVERSITY LECTURERS (CUF)

(From 1 October 1996 until 30 September 2001 unless otherwise stated) English jonathan a. mee (ba Newcastle-upon-Tyne, ph.d. Cambridge), Fellow-elect of University College. In English. Law patricia r. ferguson, ba, Fellow-elect of Hertford. In Law. lionel d. smith, (b.sc. Toronto, ll.b. W.Ontario, ll.m. Cambridge), Fellow-elect of St Hugh's. In Law. Literae Humaniores denis c. feeney, d.phil. (ba, ma Auckland), Fellow-elect of New College. In Classical Languages. Social Studies a. stanley hurn, m.phil., d.phil. (b.com. Natal), Fellow-elect of Brasenose.

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4 Appointments by the Board of the Faculty of Clinical Medicine CLINICAL TUTOR derek e. roskell, ba, bm (ma Cambridge). In Pathology. From 1 January 1996 until 31 December 1998. CLINICAL LECTURERS mahomed a. dada (mb, ch.b., m.med. Natal, m.med. Stellenbosch). In Cellular Science. From 1 February 1996 until 31 January 1999. gabor g. libertiny (Dip.in Medicine, Budapest), frcs. In Surgery. From 18 March 1996 until 17 March 1999. PFIZER CLINICAL LECTURER anneke lucassen, d.phil. (b.med.sci., mb, bs Newcastle), mrcp. In Clinical Genetics. From 6 March 1996 until 5 March 1997.

5 Reappointments by the Board of the Faculty of Clinical Medicine UNIVERSITY LECTURER (NON-MEDICAL) kathryn j. wood, ma status, d.phil., Fellow of University College. In Surgery (Immunology). From 1 October 1996 until the retiring age. CLINICAL LECTURERS h.-y. chan (mb, bs London), frcs. In Surgery. From 1 November 1996 until 31 October 1999. vinod nargund, ma status (mb, bs, ms Karnatak, Dharwad), frcs. In Surgery (Urology/Transplantation). From 1 August 1996 until 31 July 1997. clare e. smith, ba, bm (ma Cambridge). In Psychiatry. From 1 January 1997 until 31 December 1997. TUTOR IN GENERAL PRACTICE (part-time) rickman j.p. godlee, ma status (mb, bs London, ma Cambridge), mrcgp, drcog. From 1 March 1996 until 28 February 2001.

6 Conferment of title by the Board of the Faculty of Clinical Medicine HONORARY SENIOR CLINICAL LECTURERS fergus v. gleeson (mb, bs London), mrcp, frcr. In Radiology. From 1 April 1996 until 31 March 1999. john r. lehane (mb, ch.b. Liverpool), mrcp, frca. In Anaesthetics. From 1 February 1996 until 31 January 1999.

7 Reconferment of title by the Board of the Faculty of Clinical Medicine HONORARY SENIOR CLINICAL LECTURER ian d. buley, bm, ma. In Histopathology/Cytopathology. From 1 July 1996 until the retiring age or resignation from his substantive appointment.

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ANNUAL ELECTIONS OF MEMBERS OF BOARDS OF FACULTIES

Board of the Faculty of Clinical Medicine (7 June): Vacancies

Council has made the following decree for 1996: Notwithstanding the provisions of Ch. II, Sect. VI, § 5, cll. 2 and 5 (1) (Statutes, 1995, p. 235), the timetable for the elections to the Board of the Faculty of Clinical Medicine in Trinity Term 1965 shall be varied so that nominations of candidates by six members of the faculty shall be made twelve clear days before the day fixed for the election and voting papers shall be sent out not later than the eighth day before the election day.

Notice is hereby given of vacancies for official and ordinary members, as set out below. Qualification for official and ordinary membership is set out in Ch. II, Sect. VI, §§ 1 and 2 (Statutes, 1995, pp. 229–32). Those entitled to nominate and vote in these elections are:

(a) For official members, all the members of the faculty, and

(b) for ordinary members, the members of the faculty exclusive of those qualified to be official members of the faculty board.

Nominations in writing by two electors will be received by the Secretary of Faculties at the University Offices up to 4 p.m. on Tuesday, 14 May, and nominations in writing by six electors up to 4 p.m. on Friday, 24 May. There is no special form, but, in addition to the signatures of nominators, nominations must state, in block capitals, the name and initials, and colleges (or, if no college, the department) of (1) each person nominated, (2) each nominator.
VacanciesRetiring MembersPeriod from MT 1996
(a) Official membersThreeProfessor Barlow
Professor Bell
Professor
Grahame-Smith
2 years
(b) Ordinary membersThreeDr Donaghy
Dr Hart
Dr Thomson
2 years

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APPOINTMENT OF EXAMINERS

The following have been appointed:
    MASTER OF PHILOSOPHY

    European Literature

    a.m.v. suerbaum, ma, Somerville
    d.j. constantine, ma, d.phil., Queen's
    t.j. reed, ma, Queen's
    r.c. ockenden, ma, d.phil., Wadham
    h. watanabe-o'kelly, ma, Exeter
    c.j. davis, ma, d.phil., Lady Margaret Hall
    d.w. maskell, ma, d.phil. Oriel
    c.f. robinson, ma, Christ Church
    m.m. bowie, ma, All Souls
    n.e. cronk, ma, d.phil., St Edmund Hall
    j.h.m. taylor, ma, d.phil., St Hilda's
    c.h. griffin, ma, d.phil., Trinity
    j.d. rutherford, ma, d.phil., Queen's
    p.r.j. hainsworth, ma, Lady Margaret Hall
    r.f.s. hamer, ma, Christ Church
    e.h. cooper, ma, University
    d.g.e. norbrook, ma, d.phil., Magdalen
    j.l. johnson, ma, m.phil., Exeter
    c. scott, ma, m.phil., d.phil., St John's

        All for Trinity Term 1996    

MASTER OF STUDIES
    European Literature

    r.n.n. robertson, ma, d.phil., St John's
    t.j. reed, ma, Queen's
    r.f. green, ma, d.phil., Keble
    m.m. bowie, ma, All Souls
    r.d.f. pring-mill, ma, d.litt., St Catherine's
    c. scott, ma, m.phil., d.phil., St John's

    Research Methods in Modern Languages

    t.j. reed, ma, Queen's
    m.m. bowie, ma, All Souls
    c. scott, ma, m.phil., d.phil., St John's

        All for Trinity Term 1996    

BACHELOR OF MEDICINE
    Second Examination
    Year 3
    Additional Examiner
        Surgery

    a.n. kingsworth (b.sc., ms London) FRCS (vice
Dunn, granted leave of absence)

        For Trinity Term 1996

APPOINTMENT OF EXAMINER PRO HAC VICE

The Vice-Chancellor and Proctors have appointed c.j.f. spry, ma, d.phil., Merton College and Professor of Immunology at St George's Hospital Medical School as the external examiner in Anatomy for the First Examination for the degree of Bachelor of Medicine held in Hilary Term 1996 pro hac vice (vice Professor B.A. Wood, granted leave of absence).

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CHANGES IN REGULATIONS

The following changes in regulations made by the General Board of the Faculties, and, with the approval of the General Board, the following changes in regulations made by boards of faculties and committees will come into effect on 3 May.

1 General Board of the Faculties

Joint Committee about Undergraduate Affairs

With immediate effect

1 In Ch. II, Sect. v, § 3, cl. 1 (Statutes, 1995, pp. 228–9) before the paragraph commencing `(9)–(16)' insert:

`(9) the President of the Oxford University Student Union;

(10) the Education Officer of the Oxford University Student Union;

(11) the Chair of the Oxford University Student Union Education Committee;'.

2 Ibid., delete `(9)–(16) eight Junior Members, of whom four shall be drawn from the art faculties and four from the science faculties' and substitute `(12)–(17) six Junior Members, of whom three shall be drawn from the arts faculties and three from the science faculties'.

3 Ibid., delete `General Faculties Committee' in all four places in which these words occur and in each case substitute `Education Committee'.

2 Board of the Faculty of Anthropology and Geography

Master of Science in Environmental Change and Management

With immediate effect (for first examination in 1997)

1 In Examination Decrees, 1995, p. 745, l. 14, after `Methods' insert `and techniques'.

2 Ibid., l. 18, delete `Law, Policy, and Economics' and substitute `Managing the environment'.

3 Board of the Faculty of Clinical Medicine

Second Examination for the Degree of BM

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

In Examination Decrees, 1995, p. 873, ll. 11–15, delete `Each essay submitted must be accompanied by a certificate, signed by each candidate, indicating that it is the candidate's own work and that it has not been submitted for any degree, diploma, or prize, or for publication, prior to the commencement of the candidate's third year of clinical studies.' and substitute `A certificate, signed by the candidate in respect of each essay, indicating that it is the candidate's own work and that it has not been submitted for any degree, diploma, or prize, or for publication, prior to the commencement of the candidate's third year of clinical studies, must be submitted separately in a sealed envelope addressed to the chairman of examiners.'

4 Board of the Faculty of English Language and Literature

(a) Honour School of English Language and Literature

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

1 In Examination Decrees, 1995, p. 216, ll. 5–7, delete `Save that tutors . . . candidate's own work.' and substitute `Every thesis must be the candidate's own work. Tutors may, however, advise on the choice and scope of the subject, provide a reading list, and read and comment on a first draft.'

2 Ibid., l. 12, delete `give credit to' and substitute `consider'.

3 Ibid., p. 217, delete ll. 21–3 and substitute:

`(e) Every extended essay shall be the candidate's own work. Tutors may, however, advise on the scope of the subject and may provide a reading list.'

(b) M.Phil. in English Studies

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

In Examination Decrees, 1995, p. 594, ll. 11–13, remove asterisks.

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

1 In Examination Decrees, 1995, p. 588, after l. 38 insert: `Teaching may not be available for every option in every year and candidates are advised to enquire when they submit their applications for admission.'

2 Ibid., p. 589, ll. 5–6, delete from `of the first . . . Trinity' and substitute `of the eighth week of the Hilary'.

5 Boards of the Faculty of English Language and Literature and Literae Humaniores

Honour School of Classics and English

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

In Examination Decrees, 1995, p. 150, l. 22, after `or the' insert `Deputy'.

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

In Examination Decrees, 1995, p. 150, delete ll. 34–6 and substitute:

`2. Every thesis must be the candidate's own work. Tutors may, however, advise on the choice and scope of the subject, provide a reading list, and read and comment on a first draft.'

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6 Boards of the Faculty of English Language and Literature and Modern History

Honour School of Modern History and English

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

In Examination Decrees, 1995, p. 401, l. 16, at the beginning of the line, insert `Deputy'.

7 Boards of the Faculty of English Language and Literature and Medieval and Modern Languages

Honour School of English and Modern Languages

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

As for the Final Honour School of English Language and Literature

(see 4 (a) above).

8 Boards of the Faculty of Law, Literae Humaniores, Mathematical Sciences, Modern Languages, Physical Sciences, Psychological Studies, Social Studies, and Theology

Regulations for Philosophy in some of the Honour Schools

With immediate effect

In Examination Decrees, 1995, delete from p. 484, l. 38 to p. 485, l. 7 and insert:

`119. Formal Logic

The paper will consist of three sections:

(i) Propositional and Predicate Logic.

Formal languages of propositional logic, adequate sets of connectives, conjunctive and disjunctive normal form, tautologies, logical consequence; formal languages of predicate logic, satisfaction, truth, validity, logical consequence. Deductive systems of propositional and predicate calculus; proofs and theorems; prenex normal forms; the soundness and completeness theorem. Derivation of the compactness theorem; simple applications of the compactness theorem. Predicate calculus with identity, normal models. Elementariness. The LÜwenheim–Skolem theorems. First-order theories and their properties: completeness, categoricity. Differences between first-order and second-order logic. (ii) Set Theory.

Basic axioms of set theory. Cartesian products, relations and functions. Axiom of infinity and the construction of the natural numbers; induction and the recursion theorem. Cardinality: finite, countable and uncountable sets; Cantor's theorem; the SchrÜder–Bernstein theorem. Linear orders and well-orders; order isomorphism, dense linear order. Transfinite induction and recursion. Comparability of well-orders. Ordinals, and their arithmetic. Equivalence of the axiom of choice, Zorn's lemma, the well-ordering principle, and cardinal comparability. Cardinals, and their arithmetic. (iii) Metamathematics.

Primitive recursion and general recursion. Total and partial functions. Computability: Turing machines or register machines; existent of a universal machine; the s-m-n theorem. Decision problems; undecidability of the halting problem. Church's thesis. Formal systems of arithmetic: representability of sets and functions. Undefinability of truth. GÜdel's first incompleteness theorem; Rosser's theorem; Löb's theorem; the Hilbert–Bernays adequacy conditions on a provability predicate; Gödel's second incompleteness theorem. No decision procedure for first-order logical validity; no complete proof procedure for second-order logical validity.

In addition to questions requiring precise knowledge of topics of the syllabus and some problem solving ability, there will also be questions which give candidates an opportunity to discuss philosophical implications of some of the topics.

Candidates will be required to attempt at least one question from section (i) and at least one from section (ii) or section (iii).'

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9 Board of the Faculty of Literae Humaniores

(a) M.Phil. in Greek and/or Latin Languages and Literature

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

1 In Examination Decrees, 1995, p. 608, l. 20, after `Written examination' insert `and presubmitted essays'.

2 Ibid., ll. 23–6, delete `Each option in section A . . . will not be required.' and substitute `Each option in Section A will be examined in one paper (three hours) of passages for translation and comment (passages for comment will be set only from books prescribed for closer study; discussion of textual points and readings will not be required) and either one paper (three hours) of essays or three presubmitted essays, each of between 5,000 and 7,500 words, which between them display knowledge of more than a narrow range of the topic. Supervisors or others are permitted to give bibliographical help with, and to discuss a first draft of, presubmitted essays. The essays (two typewritten or printed copies) must be delivered in a parcel bearing the words `Essays presubmitted for the M.Phil. in Greek and/or Latin Literature' to the Clerk of the Schools, Examination Schools, High Street, Oxford OX1 4BG, to reach him by noon on the Thursday of sixth week of the Trinity Full Term in which the examination is to be taken.'

3 Ibid., ll. 41–3, delete `course, and any proposed . . . following; such' and substitute `course; any proposed thesis title not later than Tuesday of first week in the Trinity Full Term next following; and the proposed titles of any presubmitted essays (see (5)) as soon as practicable, but in any case no later than Tuesday of the first week of the Hilary Full Term of the second year of the course. Such'.

(b) M.St. in Greek and/or Latin Languages and Literature

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

1 In Examination Decrees, 1996, p. 680, l. 41, delete `and to discuss drafts of' and substitute `, and to discuss a first draft of'.

2 Ibid., p. 682, after l. 5 insert:

`(f) Computing and Classical Literary Studies. This option will be examined by means of a project.'

3 Ibid., after l. 17 insert:

`(viii) Literary Theory for Classical Studies'.

4 Ibid., l. 18, delete `Option (vii)' and substitute `Options (vii) and (viii)'.

5 Ibid., l. 19, renumber (viii) as (ix).

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10 Boards of the Faculties of Literae Humaniores and Physical Sciences

Honour School of Physics and Philosophy

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

1 In Examination Decrees, 1995, p. 518, l. 30, delete `Trinity' and substitute `Michaelmas'.

2 Ibid., l. 31, delete `six' and substitute `five'.

11 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)

1–16 As for the Honour School of Theology (see 22 (a) (ii) below). 17 In Examination Decrees, 1995, p. 510, l. 12, delete `461' and substitute `451'.

12 Board of the Faculty of Mathematical Sciences

M.Sc. in Computation

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

In Examination Decrees, 1995, p. 723, delete ll. 2–37 and substitute:

`M.Sc. in Computation

1. The Board of the Faculty of Mathematical Sciences, in consultation with the Sub-faculty of Computation, shall elect for the supervision of the course an organising committee which shall have power to arrange lectures and other instruction.

The committee shall elect a chairman from its own members; the chairman shall have power to approve applications on behalf of the committee. The committee shall be responsible for appointment of a supervisor for each student.

2.Candidates must follow for at least three terms a course of instruction in Computation.

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

(i) Candidates shall complete a written assignment on each of seven topics from the syllabus described in Schedules A and B, with at least three selected from Schedule B;

(ii) Candidates shall submit a dissertation of not more than 30,000 words, plus not more than thirty pages of diagrams, tables, listing, etc., on a subject selected by the candidate in consultation with the supervisor and approved by the chairman of the organising committee.

(iii) There shall be an examination viva voce, unless the candidate shall have been individually dispensed by the examiners, on the dissertation and on any of the topics listed in the schedules below, to take place in the first week of October.

4. Every candidate must submit to the chairman of the organising committee by the end of Hilary Term in the year of the examination the title and a brief statement of the form and scope of his or her dissertation, together with an essay of not more than 3,000 words, describing the background of the project, its objectives and its plan of work. The submission must be approved by the person who has agreed to act as supervisor during the preparation of the dissertation.

Candidates will be expected to demonstrate in their dissertation an appreciation of the role of methods studied in the course as contributing to the design and development of computing systems.

5. Two typewritten or printed copies of the dissertation must be delivered not later than noon on the first Friday in September in the year of the examination to the M.Sc. Examiners (Computation), c/o the Clerk of the Schools, Examination Schools, High Street, Oxford OX1 4BG.

Candidates will, on submission of a dissertation, be required to produce a certificate from their supervisor that they have followed for three terms a course of instruction in Computation. One copy of the thesis of each successful candidate will normally be presented to the Computing Laboratory Library.

6. Before the end of the third week of Michaelmas Term, each candidate in consultation with their supervisor must submit for approval by the chairman of the organising committee a list of topics under Schedule A which will be offered for examination and similarly for the topics of Schedule B before the end of the third week of Hilary Term. A total of seven topics must be selected with at least three from Schedule B. The choice must exclude any topics which substantially overlap the topics of the candidate's undergraduate degree or other recent academic study.

7. For each topic, the lecturer on the course of instruction shall prescribe a schedule of practical work, tutorial exercises and a written assignment, and shall make available to the Chairman of Examiners evidence showing the extent to which each candidate has pursued an adequate course of practical and class work.

8. With the permission of the organising committee, a candidate may offer up to two alternative topics to replace any of the topics listed in Schedule B. An application for such replacement must be made to the chairman of the organising committee by the end of the first week of the term in which the lecture course on the topic is given; it must be approved by the student's supervisor and by the lecturer on the course, who thereby undertakes to accept appointment as assessor for the topic.

9. Not later than noon on the Monday of the third week following termination of the course of instruction on the topic, the completed assignment for that topic must be delivered to the M.Sc. Examiners (Computation), c/o the Clerk of the Schools, Examination Schools, High Street, Oxford OX1 4BG.

10. A list of those candidates who have satisfied the examiners in a particular topic shall be posted in the vestibule of the Computing Laboratory within three working weeks of the final date for submission of assignments.

11 Any candidate who has not satisfied the examiners in four topics by the beginning of the Trinity Term shall be deemed to have failed the degree course.

To satisfy the examiners a candidate must pass five of the assignments under clause 3(i) (including at least two from Schedule B or assignments on alternative topics approved under clause 8) and attain an adequate level of achievement in all three parts of the examination.

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

13. A candidate who has failed to satisfy the examiners in the examination as a whole will be permitted to retake it on one further occasion only, not later than one year after the initial attempt. A revised or new dissertation may be submitted before the designated date in that same year; otherwise, the same dissertation will be accepted.

No written assignment shall be submitted to the examiners on more than one occasion.

A candidate who has passed in four of the assignments under clause 3(i) will be required to re-attend the course and obtain a pass in one further topic, selected from Schedule B.

Schedule A

The topics of Schedule A will be chosen from a list approved by the Organising Committee and published in the University Gazette before the end of the Trinity Term in the academic year before the examination is taken. The published list will include topic (i) below and at least four of the topics (ii) to (vi).

(i) Mathematics for Software Engineering

(ii) Introduction to Imperative Programming

(iii) Introduction to Concurrency

(iv) Introduction to Functional Programming

(v) Introduction to Numerical Computation

(vi) Introduction to Architecture

Schedule B

The topics of Schedule B will be chosen from a list approved by the Organising Committee and published in the University Gazette before the end of the Trinity Term in the academic year before the examination is taken. The list will include topic (i) and at least four other of the topics described below.

(i) Software Specificaton and Design

(ii) Requirements Engineering

(iii) Object-Oriented Programming

(iv) Parallel Scientific Computation

(v) Software Development Management

(vi) Advanced Concurrency Tools

(vii) Machine-Assisted Software Engineering

(viii) Software Testing

(ix) Logic Programming and Learning

(x) Operating Systems

(xi) Programming Language Implementation

(xii) Theorem Proving

(xiii) Application-oriented Program Semantics

(xiv) Critical Systems Engineering

(xv) Hardware/software Codesign

(xvi) Performance Analysis

(xvii) Scalable Parallel Programming'.

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13 Board of the Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages

(a) Honour School of Modern Languages

With effect from 1 October 1998 (for first examination in 1999)

In Examination Decrees, 1995, p. 421, delete ll. 31–5 and substitute:

`(2) Góngora, with a special study of Soledad primera (from Soledades, ed. R. Jammes, Castalia), Fábula de Polifemo y Galatea (ed. A. A. Parker, Cátedra), Sonnets (Poems of Góngora, ed. R.O. Jones, pp. 87–92). Candidates will be expected to have read Soledad segunda.

(3) Quevedo, with a special study of `Infierno', `El mundo por de dentro'. `Sueno de la muerte', in Sue§os y discursos (ed. J.O. Crosby, Castalia);'.

(b) Transfer to M.Litt. and D.Phil. status

With immediate effect

In Examination Decrees, 1995, p. 824, l. 30, delete `.' and insert `though this is in itself not a sufficient condition for transfer.'

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14 Board of the Faculty of Modern History

(a) Honour Moderations in Modern History

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

1 In Examination Decrees, 1995, p. 58, after l. 28 insert:

`4. The English and Celtic Peoples, 1154–1216.'

2 Ibid., ll. 29–42, renumber existing cll. 4–15 as 5–16.

3 Ibid., p. 61, after l. 16 insert:

`4. THE ENGLISH AND THE CELTIC PEOPLES, 1154–1216

1. Gerald of Wales, Expugnatio Hibernica: The Conquest of Ireland, ed. and transl. A. B. Scott and F. X. Martin (Dublin, 1978).
——The Journey through Wales and The Description of Wales, transl. L. Thorpe (Penguin Classics, 1978).

2.The Song of Dermot and the Earl, ed. and transl. G.H. Orpen (Oxford, 1892; repr. Felinfach: Llanerch Press, 1994). 3. Brut Y Tywysogyon or The Chronicle of the Princes, Peniarth MS. 20 Version, transl. T. Jones (Cardiff, 1952): the annals for 1157, 1158, 1164–5, 1170–3, 1176, 1197–8, 1215–16.

4. The Annals of Tigernach, ed. and transl. W. Stokes (repr. Felinfach: Llanerch Press, 1993), ii. 394–449. [c.28 pp.]

5. A.O. Anderson, Scottish Annals from English Chroniclers, ad 500–1286 (London, 1908; reprinted Stamford, 1991), pp. 239–40, 241–2, 247–8, 249–59, 268, 270, 278, 286–90, 293–4, 299–300, 307, 311, 328–31.

6. A.O. Anderson, Early Sources of Scottish History (Edinburgh, 1992; reprinted Stamford, 1990), pp. 240, 244– 5, 254–5, 263–4, 292–5, 310–12, 322, 347–8, 374–6.

7. E. Curtis and R.B. McDowell, Irish Historical Documents, 1172–1922 (London, 1943), nos. 3 and 4 (possibly also 5–7). No. 3 is also available in EHD ii. 776–9.

8. E.L.G. Stones (ed. and transl.), Anglo-Scottish Relations, 1174–1328: Some Selected Documents (Edinburgh, 1965; repr. Oxford, 1970), nos. 1–3, 5.

9. O. Bergin (ed. and transl.), Irish Bardic Poetry (Dublin, 1970), nos. 20–4.

10. J.P. Clancy (transl.), The Earliest Welsh Poetry (London, 1970), pp. 129–35, 145–8, 153–6.

11 D. Jenkins (transl.), The Law of Hywel Dda: Law Texts from Medieval Wales (Llandysul, 1986), pp. 1, 5–7.' 4 Ibid., pp. 61–7, renumber existing cll. 4–13 as 5–14.

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(b) Honour School of Modern History

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

1 In Examination Decrees, 1995, p. 361, delete ll. 25–9 and substitute:

`SPECIAL SUBJECTS'.

2 Ibid., p. 362, delete ll. 19–22 and substitute:

`3. Gregory of Tours, Miracles of St Martin, Bk. I, translated by R. Van Dam, Saints and their Miracles in Late Antique Gaul (Princeton, NJ, 1993), pp. 199–228.

4. The Suffering and Miracles of the Martyr St Julian, translated by R. Van Dam, Saints and their Miracles in Late Antique Gaul, pp. 162–95.'. 3 Ibid., delete ll. 24–7 and substitute:

`Paris, 1887) I. Preface, 20; II. 10; III. 7, 12, 18; IV. 4–5; V. 3, 5; VI. 2, 5; VII. 1, 7, 16; VIII. 12; IX. 1; X. 12; Appendix, 1, 2 (xerox).'.

4 Ibid., after l. 27 insert:

`6. W.E. Klingshirn, Caesarius of Arles: Life, Testament, Letters (Liverpool, 1994).'

5 Ibid., ll. 28–45, renumber existing cll. 6–14 as 7–15.

6 Ibid., delete ll. 31–2 and substitute:

`9. Cassiodorus, Variae, II. 41; III. 1–4, 17; IV. 1; translated by S.J.B. Barnish, The Variae of Magnus Aurelius Cassiodorus Senator (Liverpool, 1992), pp. 43–9, 54, 74.'.

7 Ibid., delete ll. 43–4 and substitute:

`14. The Frankish princely tombs in Cologne Cathedral: J. Werner, `Frankish Royal Tombs in the Cathedrals of Cologne and Saint-Denis', Antiquity, 38 (1964), plates xxx–xxxiii (between pp. 204–5).'

8 Ibid., p. 364, before l. 1 insert:

`2. The Gesta Normannorum Ducum of Willian of Jumiéges, Orderic Vitalis and Robert of Torigni, ed. E.M.C. van Houts (Oxford Medieval Texts, 1992–5), vol. ii, pp. 105 (`At that time . . .)–109 (. . . almost twenty-three years.'), pp. 159 (`Edward, king of the English . . .)–173 (. . . descended from noble origins.'), 177 (`While the victorious king . . .)–191 (. . . To Virgin's bosom when he died')'.

9 Ibid., delete ll. 16–17 and substitute:

`9. The Chronicle of John of Worcester, ed. R. R. Darlington and P. McGurk (Oxford Medieval Texts, 1995), vol. ii, pp. 599– 607 (annal for 1066); and The Chronicle of Florence of Worcester, trans. T. Forester (London, 1854), pp. 171–185 (start of annal for 1067 to `. . . founded and endowed himself.')'

10 Ibid., ll. 1–18, renumber existing cll. 2–9 as 3–10. 11 Ibid., delete l. 23.

12 Ibid., ll. 24–6, renumber existing cll. 3–4 as 2–3.

13 Ibid., l. 37, delete `3,'.

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

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

1 In Examination Decrees, 1995, p. 577, l. 43, delete `1800' and substitute `1860'.

2 Ibid., after l. 43 insert:

`1.3. Navies and economies: Britain and France, 1660– 1815.'

3 Ibid., renumber existing cll. 1.3–1.7 as 1.4–1.8.

4 Ibid., after l. 48 insert:

`2.1 The Economic organisation of Science and Technology in the West since 1600'.

5 Ibid., renumber existing cll. 2.1–2.3 as 2.2–2.4.

6 Ibid., p. 578, delete ll. 1–3 and substitute: `2.5 Science and Instrumentation in the Industrial Age'.

7 Ibid., delete l. 11.

8 Ibid., after l. 33 insert:

`1.3. Navies and economies: Britain and France, 1660– 1815

Over this period a great navy was the most expensive, elaborate and technically advanced expression of national power. Anglo-French naval rivalry helped to generate the largest industrial complexes in the Western world, and spurred major developments in ship design. These immensely costly activities had massive implications for public finance, colonial and trading policy, and administrative practices. This course will concentrate on the economic and technological aspects of the subject, at both theoretical and practical levels, including contemporary perceptions of maritime strategy. Attention will also be given to timber supply, gun-founding, problems of manpower and recruitment, promotion structures, food and health. While a comparative approach is a vital part of the course, a degree of concentration on one country will be allowed. A good knowledge of French, while desirable, is not essential.'

9 Ibid., pp. 578–9, renumber existing cll. 1.3–1.7 as 1.4– 1.8.

10 Ibid., pp. 579–80, renumber existing cl. 2.5 and cl. 2.1 and existing cll. 2.1–2.3 as 2.2–2.4. 11 Ibid., p. 580, delete ll. 10–22 and substitute:

`2.5 Science and Instrumentation in the Industrial Age

The course examines the relations between science and instrument-making in the industrial age. It treats developments in the practices of instrument makers, both individuals and companies, in the context of the growing demand for precision in the laboratory science and industrial practice. The aim is to foster an approach that embraces not only the artefact-based analysis of instruments and their performance but also the wider scientific, economic, and social dimensions of their production and use, including their role in teaching and museums.'.

12 Ibid., p. 584, delete l. 39 and substitute `The American Revolution and Constitution'.

13 Ibid., after l. 42, insert `Nationalism, Politics and Culture in Ireland c.1870–1921'.

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15 Boards of the Faculties of Modern History and English Language and Literature

(a) Honour Moderations in Modern History and English

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

As for the Honour Moderations in Modern History (see 14 (a) above).

(b) Honour School of Modern History and English

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

As for the Honour School of Modern History (see 14 (b) above).

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16 Boards of the Faculties of Modern History and Literae Humaniores

(a) Honour Moderations in Ancient and Modern History

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

As for the Honour Moderations in Modern History (see 14 (a) above).

(b) Honour School of Ancient and Modern History

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

As for the Honour School of Modern History (see 14 (b) above).

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17 Boards of the Faculties of Modern History and Modern Languages

(a) Preliminary Examination in Modern History and Modern Languages

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

As for the Honour Moderations in Modern History (see 14 (a) above).

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(b) Honour School of Modern History and Modern Languages

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

As for the Honour School of Modern History (see 14 (b) above).

18 Boards of the Faculties of Modern History and Social Studies

(a) Honour Moderations in Modern History and Economics

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

As for the Honour Moderations in Modern History (see 14 (a) above).

(b) Honour School of Modern History and Economics

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

As for the Honour School of Modern History (see 14 (b) above).

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19 Board of the Faculty of Oriental Studies

Honour School of Oriental Studies

(i) With immediate effect

In Examination Decrees, 1995, p. 463, ll. 13, 18 and 29, delete `Oriental Institute' and substitute `Institute for Chinese Studies'.

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(ii) With immediate effect (for first examination in 1997)

1 In Examination Decrees, 1995, p. 471, after l. 4 insert new cl. (r):

`(r) Modern Jewish Thought1'.

2 Ibid., delete l. 8 and renumber existing cll. (r)–(t) as cll (s)–(u).

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

1 In Examination Decrees, 1995, p. 461, delete ll. 23– and substitute:

`Taha Husayn: al-Ayyam, vol. 1. Mahmud Tahir Lashin, Hadith al-qarya. Yusuf Idris, Arkhas layali, Bayt min lahm. Idwar al Kharrat: Turabuha za`faran (Dar al-Adab 1991, pp. 23–40). Emile Habibi: al-Kharaza al-zurqa' wa `awdat jubayna. al-Tayyib Salih: Dumat wad hamid. Tawfq al-Hakim, Ughniyat al-mawt. Mahfuz, al-Liss wa'l-kilab. M.M. Badawi, An Anthology of Modern Arabic Verse, poems by al-Barudi, Shawqi, Hafiz Ibrahim, Zahawi, Rusafi, Mutran, Shukri, Naji, Taha, al-Shabbi, Nu`ayma, Abu Risha, Abu Shabaka, al-Bayyati, al-Sayyab, `Abd al-Sabur, Adunis.'

2 Ibid., delete ll. 27–34 and substitute:

`Tawfiq al-Hakim, Yawmiyyat na'ib fi'l-aryaf. Yahya Haqqi, Qindil Umm Hashim. Ghassan Kanafani, Rijal fi'l-shams. Salwa Bakr, Maqam `Atiyya.'

3 Ibid., p. 49, l. 3, after `or Turkish]' insert:

`[From 1 October 1997: or Persian]'.

4 Ibid., l. 11, after `or Turkish]' insert:

`[From 1 October 1997: or Persian]'.

5 Ibid., p. 471, l 22, after `course' insert `abroad'.

6 Ibid., ll. 28–9, delete `to participate in one or more approved projects of fieldwork or museum-based study, normally in a country within the historic Dar al-Islam, and'.

7 Ibid., p. 474, l. 24, delete `A candidate' and substitute `Candidates'.

8 Ibid., delete `his or her' and substitute `their'.

9 Ibid., l. 26, after `passed' delete `an' and substitute `their'.

10 Ibid., l. 29, delete `his or her' and substitute `their'. 11 Ibid., after l. 3 insert:

`Either, for Turkish with a subsidiary language,'.

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20 Board of the Faculty of Physiological Sciences

Honour School of Natural Science (Physiological Sciences)

With immediate effect

In Examination Decrees, 1995, p. 449, l. 26, delete `Biochemistry' and substitute `Biochemistry: Molecular Mechanisms of Disease'.

21 Board of the Faculty of Social Studies

(a) Honour School of Philosophy, Politics, and Economics

With effect from 1 October 1996 (for first examination in 1997) In Examination Decrees, 1995, p. 08, ll. 19–20, delete `Monday of the first week of' and substitute `Friday of the week before'.

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(b) M.Phil. in International Relations

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

1 In Examination Decrees, 1995, p. 614, delete l. 38 and substitute:

`(a) Nationalism and Integration in Europe. The development of nationalisms and integration processes in Europe. Part I introduces the main concepts and theories used to analyse European nationalisms, and takes a close look at nation-building and national conflict in different regions, concentrating on the period since the French Revolution. The principal theories of nationality; uses of the doctrine of national self-determination in Europe; the formation of early nation-states; unification nationalisms in Germany and Italy, and the rise of separatist and anti-imperial nationalism. Part II looks at the twin processes of European integration and disintegration since 194. Classical and contemporary theories of integration; non-material conditions and consequences of political integration processes, especially those relating to identity-formation, communication, citizenship, and democracy; the idea and boundaries of Europe'.

2 Ibid., p. 61, delete l. 6 and substitute:

`(g) International Political Economy. The interrelationship between the world economy and the international political system, including the principal theories regarding international political economy. Topics will include: the reconstruction of the international economy after 194; the role of the US and theories of hegemonic stability; the politics of international trade and the evolution of the GATT/ WTO system; the development of regional economic arrangements and the relationship between regionalism and multilaterialism in the world economy; the politics of international finance, including the rise and decline of the Bretton Woods monetary system; the changing character of financial markets, and debt crises; the role of Japan and the emergence of the newly industrialising countries; the position of developing countries in the world economy; the politics of international investment'.

3 Ibid., delete l. 18 and substitute: `(l) The International Relations of the Developing World. The international relations of developing countries from 1945 to the present day, focusing on the characteristics of developing states and their interaction with the international system at the political, economic, and military levels. Topics include: decolonisation and the emergence of the Third World; the nature of the state, self-determination and the problems of state building; the political and economic forces shaping international arrangements for trade, investment, and finance; the political and economic constraints on growth in the world economy; international financial institutions and their political impact; the politics of global investment; security, conflict, and intervention; the politics of alliance formation including Third World coalitions and their impact on international order; regionalism and `regimes''.

4 Ibid., delete ll. 20–36 and substitute:

`(n) The 1919 Paris Peace Conference. (Available in 1996–7 only, for second-year M.Phil. students.)'

(c) M.Sc. in Applied Social Studies

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

In Examination Decrees, 1995, p. 718, ll. 31–2, delete `(first placement) and not more than ,000 words (second placement)'.

(d) M.Sc. in Economics for Development

(i) With effect from 1 October 1995 (for first examination in 1996)

1 In Examination Decrees, 1995, p. 731, delete ll. 41–2 and substitute `Demand theory; choice under uncertainty; economics of information; market structures; theories of the firm; public goods and externalities; distribution/ social welfare.'

2 Ibid., delete ll. 44–6 and substitute `Macroeconomic aggregates: behaviour and measurement; macroeconomic models; money and interest rate; employment and unemployment; inflation, rational expectations; monetary and fiscal policy (closed economy).'

3 Ibid., delete ll. 48–9 and substitute `Exchange rates, balance-of-payments adjustment; monetary and fiscal policy (open economy); comparative advantage/trade theory; models of economics growth.'

4 Ibid., p. 732, l. 1, after `statistics' insert `and mathematics'.

5 Ibid., delete ll. 2–7 and substitute:

`(i) Mathematics
Multivariate calculus (total differentiation, partial differentiation, integration); constrained and unconstrained optimisation; differential and difference equations; linear algebra.

(ii) Statistics
Descriptive statistics; measures of inequality, index numbers; probability theory and the principal probability distributions; estimation (properties of estimators and OLS estimation); statistical inference (sampling theory, hypothesis testing); analysis of variance.'

(ii) With effect from 1 October 1995 (for first examination in 1996)

In Examination Decrees, 1995, p. 731, l. 37, after `the M.Sc. course.' insert `A student who fails the examination in July may be allowed by the committee to re-sit it in September.'

(d) Confimation of D.Phil. status

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

In Examination Decrees, 1995, p. 838, l. 9, delete `at least'.

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22 Board of the Faculty of Theology

(a) Honour School of Theology

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

1 In Examination Decrees, 1995, p. 40, ll. 41–2, delete `This certificate shall be presented together with the essay.'

2 Ibid., l. 48, after `for examination.' insert `The certificate signed by the candidate in accordance with cl. above must be submitted separately in a sealed envelope addressed to the Chairman of the Examiners at the above address at the same time as the essay is submitted.'

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

1 In Examination Decrees, 1995, p. 30, l. 47, delete `461' and substitute `41'.

2 Ibid., p. 32, ll. 4–6, delete `will be required . . . (34)' and substitute `must offer two papers (but may offer three) selected from among papers (13)–(31)'.

3 Ibid., after l. 47, insert `Candidates not offering paper (1), The Hebrew of the Old Testament, or (18), The New Testament in Greek, as Special Subjects may, in addition to their two or three Special Subjects, also offer the Optional translation papers in Old Testament Hebrew and/or New Testament Greek.'

4 Ibid., p. 33, delete ll. 33–40.

5 Ibid., l. 41, delete `(iii)' and substitute `(ii)'.

6 Ibid., p. 34, delete ll. 22–41.

7 Ibid., after l. 7 insert:

`(i) Wisdom Proverbs 1–9, 22: 17–31: 31.
Job 1–19, 38–42.
Ecclesiastes.
Wisdom of Solomon 1–9.
Ecclesisasticus Prologue, 1: 1–2: 12, 36: 18–43: 33, 1.

Among these the following may be offered in Hebrew:
Proverbs 1–9.'

8 Ibid., l. 8, delete `(i)' and insert `(ii)'.

9 Ibid., p. 36, delete ll. 20–4.

10 Ibid., p. 36, ll. 2 and 40, and p. 37, l. 11, renumber papers (23)–(2) as (21)–(23) respectively. 11 Ibid., p. 37, delete ll. 16–37.

12 Ibid., p. 37, l. 38, p. 38, ll. 2, 27, and 33; p. 39, ll. 1, 16, and 34; and p. 40, l. 1: renumber papers (27)–(34) as (24)–(31) respectively.

13 Ibid., p. 39, l. 47, delete `(32) and (33)' and substitute `(29) and (30)'.

14 Ibid., p. 33, ll. 46–7, delete `(ed. R.H. Charles . . . (1913))' and substitute `(ed. H. F. D. Sparks, The Apocryphal Old Testament (OUP, 1984))'.

15 Ibid., ll. 48 and 49, delete `Charles' and substitute `Sparks'. 16 Ibid., p. 36, ll. 44–, delete `tr. J.H. Bernard . . . 1912)' and substitute `tr. J. Emerton in H.F.D. Sparks, The Apocryphal Old Testament (OUP, 1984)'.

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(b) Pass School of Theology

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

As for the Honour School of Theology (see (a) (i) above).

(c) B.Th. in Applied Theology

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

1 In Examination Decrees, 1995, p. 937, l. 40, delete `<alpha> '.

2 Ibid., p. 938, after l. 16 insert:

`5. An Essay in Church History.

As an alternative to III.1 and III.2, candidates may write on any of the periods described in III.1. (a)–(d) and III.2. above, or offer a thematic treatment of more than one period.'

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(d) M.St. in Theology

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

1 In Examination Decrees, 1995, p. 704, l. 2, after `the regulations for the M.Phil.' insert `(unless otherwise stated in the regulations for a particular subject).'

2 Ibid., p. 70, l. 6, delete `(excluding Ecclesiastes)'.

3 Ibid., after l. 19 insert: `Texts to be studied may differ from those for the M.Phil. The texts will be published by the board in the Theology Centre by the end of the third week of Michaelmas Full Term preceding the examination.'

4 Ibid., p. 706, delete ll. 3–14 and substitute:

`(i) Candidates shall offer three of the following papers, subject to (ii)–(iv) below.

(ii) All candidates must offer paper 1 unless exempted by the Theology Board. Applications for exemption must be submitted on the entry form for the examination, and will be considered by the Theology Board at its first meeting in Hilary Term. (iii) All candidates must offer paper 4.

(iv) An essay of 10,000–1,000 words may be offered in place of one of papers 1, 2, 3, or , or in addition to the candidate's three written papers.

1. Paper 1 The Development of Christian Doctrine to ad 41.

2.Paper 2 (a) Hellenistic Philosophy and Christian Theology: General Paper.

3. Paper 3 (a) Christology in the Patristic Period: General Paper.

4. Translation, commentary, and essays on either [Basil of Caesarea], Epistle 38 (in St Basil: the Letters, Loeb edition vol. 1, tr. R.J . Deferrari, London 1926) or Boethius, De Trinitate (in Boethius: Tracts etc., Loeb edition, tr. J.F. Stewart and E.K. Rand, London).

5. Byzantine Theology.

Candidates may offer one of the following:

EITHER

Paper

(a) 41–682

Candidates will be expected to show familiarity with the history of the Byzantine Church in this era, the doctrines of its principal theologians and the following texts:

Ps.-Dionysius the Areopagite, The Divine Names (tr. C. Luibheid, in Ps.Dionysius The Complete Works, Paulist Press: Classics of Western Spirituality, New York, 1987).

John Climacus: The Ladder of Divine Ascent (tr. C. Luibheid and N. Russell, Paulist Press: Classics of Western Spirituality, New York, 1982).

St Icaac of Nineveh, The Ascetical Life (tr. M. Hansbury, St Valdimir's Seminary Press, New York, 1989).

Maximus the Confessor: Four Centuries on Love (tr. G. Berthold, Paulist Press: Classics of Western Spirituality, New York, 198).

The Trial of Maximus the Confessor (tr. Berthold, op.cit.)

Acts of the Fifth Ecumenical Council (Constantinople II) in the Seven Ecumenical Councils, T. & T. Clark: Library of the Nicene and Post-Nicene Fathers, XIV.

Acts of the Sixth Ecumenical Council (Constantinople III), in ibid.

OR

Paper(b) 726–143

Candidates will be expected to show knowledge of the history of the Byzantine Church in this era, the doctrines of the principal theologians, and the following texts:

St Germanus of Constantinople: On the Divine Liturgy (tr. P. Meyendorff, St Vladimir's Seminary Press, New York, 1984).

St John Damascene, On the Orthodox Faith, Books I and III (tr. J. Salmon, T. & T. Clark: Library of the Nicene and Post-Nicene Fathers, IX).

St Theodore the Studite: On the Holy Icons (tr. C.P. Roth, St Vladimir's Seminary Press, New York, 1981).

St Symeon the New Theologian: Discourses I, VII–IX, XI–XV (tr. C.J. deCatanzaro, Paulist Press: Classics of Western Spirituality, New York, 1980).

St Gregory Palamas: The Triads (tr. N. Grendle, Paulist Press: Classics of Western Spirituality, New York, 1983).

N. Cabasilas, The Life in Christ (tr. C.J. deCatanzaro, St Vladimir's Seminary Press, New York, 1974).

Acts of the Seventh Ecumenical Council (Nicea II), in The Seven Ecumenical Councils, T. & T. Clark, Library of the Nicene and Post-Nicene Fathers, XIV.

5 Ibid., ll. 40–2, delete `Candidates who wish . . . in place of paper 4 or 6.'

6 Ibid., ll. 49–1, delete `Candidates who wish . . . in place of paper 4.'

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(e) M.Th. in Applied Theology

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

1 In Examination Decrees, 1995, p. 9, delete ll. 13–16 and substitute:

`2. A candidate may complete Part I of the course either in ONE year full-time (residential), with a maximum two additional years for Part II (dissertation); or TWO years part-time (non-residential), with a maximum two additional years for Part II (dissertation);'

2 Ibid., after l. 2 insert:

`Extended essays must be the candidates' own work, and must be typed or printed on one side of the paper. Essays must include a bibliography and footnotes (only the latter being included in the word count). Candidates may receive tutorial guidance in the preliminary states of composition; tutors may also read or comment on a first draft, giving the candidate not more than one tutorial session at this further stage. Normal graduate supervision shall be provided for the preparation of the dissertation in Part II. When submitted, the extended essays must be accompanied by a certificate signed by the candidate indicating that it is the candidate's own work. This certificate must be submitted separately in a sealed envelope addressed to the Chairman of the Examiners for the M.Th. in Applied Theology at the address below.'

3 Ibid., after l. 38 insert:

`5. In Part I, a candidate whose extended essay fails to reach the level which the examiners have determined to be the pass mark (or the required average for passing Part I) may be allowed to resubmit that work once only, within the next two examination periods, provided that no extended essay is submitted later than the submission of the dissertation.

In Part II, if the examiners are satisfied that the dissertation has reached the required level for the M.Th., but minor corrections are needed, they shall require the candidate to make these corrections before they submit their report. If the dissertation fails to reach the required level, the examiners may, but are not obliged to, give a candidate permission to revise and resubmit a dissertation at one further examination period, not later than three terms after the first submission.'

4 Ibid., p. 97, l. 13, after `if part-time.' insert:

`The completed dissertation must be accompanied by a signed statement by the candidate that it is his or her own work except where otherwise indicated. This statement must be submitted separately in a sealed envelope addressed to the Chairman of the Examiners for the M.Th. in Applied Theology at the above address. All candidates are required to present themselves for a viva voce examination unless individually dispensed by the examiners.'

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23 Committee for Archaeology

Confirmation of D.Phil. status

With effect from 1 October 1996

In Examination Decrees, 1995, p. 806, ll. 14–18 delete `The . . . research.' and substitute: `The status of student for the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy shall be confirmed by the committee under the provisions of Sect. viii, § 4, cl. 1. Candidates are required to provide a research outline, of approximately 1,000 words, consisting of a table of contents and a summary of how much work has been done on each section of the thesis to date. The committee will appoint two assessors to consider the submitted outlines and reserves the right for the assessors to interview candidates.'

24 Standing Committee for Economics and Management

Honour School of Economics and Management

(i) With immediate effect

1 In Examination Decrees, 1995, p. 17, l. 31, delete `10' and substitute `9'.

2 Ibid., l. 40, delete `(8) Statistical Methods in Social Science OR Econometrics*' and the footnote.

3 Ibid., pp. 17–6, renumber items (9)–(13) as (8)–(12).

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

In Examination Decrees, 1995, p. 176, l. 39, delete `presented together with the thesis', and substitute `submitted separately in a sealed envelope addressed to the chairman of examiners'.

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25 Committee for Educational Studies

Bachelor of Education at Westminster College

With immediate effect

1 In Examination Decrees, 1995, p. 943, ll. 40–1 delete `or in the final Block School Experience'.

2 Ibid., l. 42, after `failure.' insert `Candidates who fail in the final Block School Experience may be permitted to apply for re-examination only at the discretion of the Examination Board'.

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26 Joint Committee for Human Sciences

Honour School of Human Sciences

(i) With immediate effect

In Examination Decrees, 1995, p. 26, l. 43, delete `presented together with the long essay' and substitute `submitted separately in a sealed envelope addressed to the chairman of examiners'.

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27 Committee for the Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art

(a) Preliminary Examination in Fine Art

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

In Examination Decrees, 1995, p. 46, l. 39, prior to `The chairman' insert `This certificate must be submitted separately in a sealed envelope addressed to the chairman of examiners.'

(b) Final Examination in Fine Art

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

In Examination Decrees, 1995, p. 47, l. 36, after `presentation.' insert `This certificate must be submitted separately in a sealed envelope addressed to the chairman of examiners.'

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28 Inter-faculty Committee for Slavonic and East European Studies

M.Phil. in Russian and East European Studies

With effect from 1 October 1996 (for first examination in 1998)

1 In Examination Decrees, 1995, p. 640, delete ll. 11–1 and substitute:

`(i) Transformations in Russian and Soviet History, 190–91.

(ii) Political and Economic Transitions in the Former Soviet Union and Eastern Europe.

(iii) Two papers chosen from the list of special subjects below.'

2 Ibid., after l. 31 insert:

`Candidates will also be required to demonstrate competence in Russian or, in the case of candidates who select at least one special subject and a thesis topic concerned with Eastern Europe, in a relevant East European language (see below).'

3 Ibid., p. 640, delete l. 36 and substitute: `LIST OF SPECIAL SUBJECTS'. 4 Ibid., p. 640, delete ll. 40–4 and substitute:

`Group A: Economics

1. The Economic History of Russian and the Soviet Union, 1900–91.

2.The Economic History of Eastern Europe, 194–89.

3. Transitions from Command to Market Economies in the Former Soviet Union and Eastern Europe.

Group B: History

1. Russian Social and Political Thought 182–1917.

2.The History of Russia, 1861–1917.

3. The Russian Revolution and Civil War.

4. The History of Eastern Europe, 1918–4.

5. The History since 1918 of Individual East European Countries: either Bulgaria or Hungary or Poland or Romania or Yugoslavia and its successor states or Czechoslovakia and its successor states.

Group C: Politics and Law

1. Soviet and Post-Soviet Russian Politics.

2.Soviet and Post-Soviet Russian Foreign Policy.

3. Soviet and Post-Soviet Russian Defence Policy.

4. Soviet and Post-Soviet Russian Law.

5. The History and Politics of Central and Eastern Europe since 1945.

Group D: Literature

1. Russian Literature, 1840–1917.

2.Russian Literature, 1917–6.

3. Russian Literature since 1965.

4. Czech and Slovak Literature since 1945.

5. Twentieth Century Polish Literature.

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Group E: Society, Culture, and Social Policy

1. The History of Russian Women's Writing from Enlightenment to Modernism.

2.Soviet and Post-Soviet Urban and Regional Development.

3. Health and Welfare in the Soviet Union and Russia.

4. Soviet Literature and Society 1917–91.' 5 Ibid., p. 641, delete ll. 1–25.

6 Ibid., p. 641, after l. 2 insert:

`LANGUAGE REQUIREMENT'.

7 Ibid., p. 641, delete ll. 26–44 and substitute:

`Before admission to the examination all candidates will be required to produce evidence of a satisfactory knowledge of Russian or, in the case of candidates who select at least one special subject and a thesis topic concerned with Eastern Europe, of a relevant East European language.

All candidates with a previous knowledge of Russian or an East European language will be required to pass, on the Monday of Seventh Week in the Michaelmas Term in which they begin the course, a qualifying test in Russian or, a relevant East European language. The two-hour test will be administered by an examiner appointed by the committee, and will consist of one unseen written paper.

Candidates who fail the qualifying test in the Michaelmas Term in which they begin the course, will be recommended to attend lanaguage classes approved by the committee until they resubmit themselves for the test at the beginning at the Trinity Term of their initial year. The committee will remove from the Register of Bachelor and Master of Philosophy Students the name of any candidate who fails the test a second time.

Those candidates with no previous knowledge of Russian will be required to pass the written qualifying test in Russian in the First Week of Trinity Term in the year which they begin the course. Such candidates will be required to attend a special language course in the September preceding their matriculation and to attend language classes approved by the committee. Candidates who fail the qualifying test in the First Week in the Trinity Term in the year which they begin the course will be required to resubmit themselves for the test in the Ninth Week of that Trinity Term. The committee will remove from the Register of Bachelor and Master of Philosophy Students the name of any candidate who fails the test a second time.

All candidates with a previous knowledge of Russian or an East European language will be required to demonstrate a satisfactory knowledge of Russian, or a relevant East European language in an oral and written language test on Monday of Seventh Week in the Trinity Term in the year which they begin the course. The language test may, at the discretion of the examiners, be related to the subject or subjects of the candidates' optional papers and to ghe general field of their thesis.

Those candidates with no previous knowledge of Russian will be required to demonstrate a satisfactory knowledge of Russian in an oral and written language test in the First Week in the Michaelmas Term of their second year. The language test may, at the discretion of the examiners, be related to the subject or subjects of the candidates' optional papers and to the general field of their thesis.'

8 Ibid., p. 642, delete ll. 1–1.

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DEGREE OF DOCTOR OF MEDICINE

The Board of the Faculty of Clinical Medicine has granted leave to B.G. EVANS, Jesus, to supplicate for the Degree of Doctor of Medicine.
The evidence submitted by the candidate was entitled: `The extent of under-reporting of AIDS cases for England, Wales, and Northern Ireland'.

The Board of the Faculty of Clinical Medicine has granted leave to J.T. O'BRIEN, Green College, to supplicate for the Degree of Doctor of Medicine.
The evidence submitted by the candidate was entitled: `Magnetic resonance imaging and hypothalamic-pituitary- adrenal axis function in depression and Alzheimer's disease.'

The Board of the Faculty of Clinical Medicine has granted leave to w.s. smellie, Merton, to supplicate for the Degree of Doctor of Medicine.
The evidence submitted by the candidate was entitled: `Clinical applications of an assay for intact proinsulin'.

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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

S. BEKHRADNIA, St Antony's: `Changing identity among Iranian Zoroastrians in the twentieth century'.
Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, Thursday, 2 April, 2 p.m.
Examiners: M.J. Banks, N. Lindisfarne.

Biological Sciences

J. BREED, St John's: `Molecular modelling of ION channels'.
Physical and Theoretical Chemistry Laboratory, Monday, 13 May, 2.1 p.m.
Examiners: J. Findlay, W.G. Richards.

P.J. MCHUGH, Trinity: `Sunlight induced DNA damage in relation to sunscreening chemicals'.
Department of Biochemistry, Wednesday, 8 May, 2 p.m.
Examiners: D.J. Sherratt, M.H.L. Green.

K.E. WILLETTS, St Hugh's: `PDGF and PDGFRa in mammalian development'.
Department of Human Anatomy, Thursday, 2 April, 2 p.m.
Examiners: G.M. Morriss-Kay, W. Richardson.

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English Language and Literature

D. NABERS, Magdalen: `Race's half-life: British fiction and the sciences of race, 180–1930'.
Worcester, Friday, 24 May, 2 p.m.
Examiners: J.D. Bradshaw, E. Boehmer.

S. NIXON, St John's: `A Reading of Thomas Carew in manuscript'.
Examination Schools, Thursday, 2 May, 2.30 p.m.
Examiners: H. Woudhuysen, D.F. McKenzie.

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Literae Humaniores

N.C. POLETTI, Wadham: `Wittgenstein on ethics'.
Trinity, Monday, 22 April, 2 p.m.
Examiners: B.B. Rundle, C. Radford.

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Medieval and Modern Languages

D. BARNETT, St Anne's: `"Literatur ist dazu da, dem Theater Widerstand zu leisten": textual problems and theatrical realisations in the later plays of Heiner Mller'.
Examination Schools, Thursday, 2 April, 2.30 p.m.
Examiners: J.H. Reid, K.J. Leeder.

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Modern History

TAKEHIKO HONDA, Wadham: `Indian civil servants, 1892– 1937: an age of transition'.
Examination Schools, Wednesday, 24 April, 2.30 p.m.
Examiners: D.C. Potter, A.H.M. Kirk-Greene.

M. MCLEISH, Magdalen: `Trade disputes, trade unions, and the law: the legal politics of industrial relations in Britain, 1906–27'.
Merton, Friday, 10 May, 2 p.m.
Examiners: G.R. Rubin, P.J. Waller.

W.G. MERKEL, Lady Margaret Hall: `Liberty, racism, and anti-slavery: a re-evaluation of Thomas Jefferson, his critics, and his legacy'.
St Cross, Thursday, 16 May, 2.30 p.m.
Examiners: C. Brookes, P.J. Thompson.

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Oriental Studies

J.W. CHILDERS, Merton: `Studies in the Syriac versions of St John Chrysostom's homilies on the New Testament, with special reference to homilies 6, 20, 22, 23, 37, 62, 83, and 84 on John'.
Oriental Institute, Thursday, 2 April, 2.15 p.m.
Examiners: R.W. Thomson, D.G.K. Taylor.

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Physical Sciences

P.M. FRAHER, Christ Church: `Environmental sensor validation'.
Department of Engineering Science, Thursday, 2 May, 9.30 a.m.
Examiners: A.J. Morris, A.L. Dexter.

M.T. HARRISON, University: `Laser spectroscopy of rare-earth doped inorganic glasses'.
Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory, Tuesday, 23 April, 10.30 a.m.
Examiners: W.S. Brocklesby, M.J. Rosseinsky.

S.A. WELLINGS, Linacre: `Structural, metamorphic, and thermal studies of the Dawros-Currywongaun-Doughruagh complex, W. Ireland'.
Department of Earth Sciences, Friday, 19 April, 10 a.m.
Examiners: P.D. Ryan, J.D. Bell.

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Physiological Sciences

T. HUGHES, Brasenose: `Studies into DNA metabolism using permeabilised cells'.
Sir William Dunn School of Pathology, Thursday, 2 May, 2 p.m.
Examiners: R.T. Johnson, D.J.T. Vaux.

Social Studies

A.H. AL-YOUSUF, St Edmund Hall: `The Dutch disease in Kuwait: 1973–88'.
St Antony's, Tuesday, 23 April, 2.30 p.m.
Examiners: R.E. Mabro, C.R. Milner.

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EXAMINATIONS FOR THE DEGREE OF MASTER OF LETTERS

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

Medieval and Modern Languages

M. DI PALMA, Magdalen: `"La morale sensitive, ou le materialisme du sage": a critical study of Rousseau's abandoned work'.
Jesus, Wednesday, 8 May, 2.30 p.m.
Examiners: R. Wokler, A.E. Pilkington.

Theology

C.J. POWELL, Harris Manchester: `Pugin's theories'.
Lady Margaret Hall, Tuesday, 23 April, 2.30 p.m.
Examiners: A.G. Doig, J. Champ.

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Committee for Management Studies

J. EVANS, Magdalen: `Sustainable development in British Columbia's forest industry'.
Templeton, Wednesday, 24 April, 3 p.m.
Examiners: K. Grint, M. Williams.