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  • EXAMINATIONS FOR THE DEGREE OF DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY

    CHANGES IN REGULATIONS

    With the approval of the General Board, the following changes in regulations made by the Board of the Faculty of Modern History will come into effect on 5 April.

    Board of the Faculty of Modern History

    (a) M.St. in Historical Research

    With immediate effect (for first examination in 1996)

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

    `5. A candidate who fails one element of the examination may resit that part at the end of the following long vacation. A candidate who fails more than one element and desires to resit must retake the entire examination at the end of the next academic year; alternatively such a candidate may, if his or her work has been of sufficient standard, be awarded the Certificate of Graduate Attainment in lieu of resitting.'

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    (b) M.St. in Modern History

    (i) With immediate effect (for first examination in 1996)

    In Examination Decrees, 1995, p. 693, after l. 20 insert:

    ` A candidate who fails the examination will be permitted to retake it on one further occasion only, not later than one year after the initial attempt. Such a candidate whose essay has been of satisfactory standard may re-submit the same piece of work, while a candidate who has reached a satisfactory standard on the written papers will not be required to retake that part of the examination.'

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

    1 In Examination Decrees, 1995, p. 691, l. 28, delete `essay:' and substitute:

    `essay (not all options may be available in every year):'. 2 Ibid., p. 692, after l. 11 insert:

    `British Commonwealth History

    A paper on concepts and methods of imperial history

    South Asian History A paper on concepts and methods in South Asian History

    British and European History'.

    3 Ibid., l. 14, delete:

    `(ii) Statistical methods and computer application;' and substitute: `(ii) Quantitative methods and computer applications for historians;'.

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    (c) M.Sc. in Economics and Social History

    (i) With immediate effect (for first examination in 1996)

    In Examination Decrees, 1995, p. 730, to l. 37 add:

    `Such a candidate whose dissertation has been of satisfactory standard may resubmit the same piece of work, while a candidate who has reached a satisfactory standard on the written papers will not be required to retake that part of the examination.'

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

    1 In Examination Decrees, 1995, p. 730, delete l. 6 and substitute:

    `(2) Either Quantitative methods and computer applications for historians or Introduction to the history of science and technology. The second alternative is open only to those writing a dissertation in the history of science and technology.'.

    2 Ibid., l. 14, after `a dissertation' insert:

    `(not all options may be available in every year)'.

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

    (i) With immediate effect (for first examination in 1996)

    In Examination Decrees, 1995, p. 577, delete l. 39 and substitute:

    `further occasion only, not later than one year after the attempt. Such a candidate whose dissertation has been of a satisfactory standard may re-submit the same piece of work, while a candidate who has reached a satisfactory standard on the written papers will not be required to retake that part of the examination.'.

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

    1 In Examination Decrees, 1995, p. 576, delete l. 31 and substitute:

    `(2) Either Quantitative methods and computer applications for historians or Introduction to the history of science and technology. The second alternative is open only to those writing a dissertation in the history of science and technology.'.

    2 Ibid., l. 39, after `a dissertation' insert `(not all options may be available in every year)'.

    3 Ibid., p. 577, l. 1, delete `from the list drawn up by the examiners'.

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

    `themes chosen. The themes chosen by the candidate must be submitted for approval by the chairman of examiners, c/o the Clerk of the Schools, High Street, Oxford, not later than the Monday of the fifth week of Hilary Term. Candidates will be informed within two weeks, by means of a letter directed to their colleges, whether the topics they have submitted have been approved. The finished essays must be'.

    (e) Regulations of Faculty Boards concerning the status of Probationer Research Student and the degrees of M.Litt., M.Sc. by Research, and D.Phil.

    With immediate effect (for first examination in 1996)

    1 In Examination Decrees, 1995, p. 827, delete ll. 28–30 and substitute `Dispensation from individual re-'.

    2 Ibid., l. 32 after. `Studies.' insert:

    `The Certificate of Graduate Attainment or the M.St. in Historical Research is a necessary (though not in itself sufficient) qualification for students wishing to advance to M.Litt. or D.Phil. status, unless they have been dispensed on the grounds that they already hold an equivalent qualification.'.

    3 Ibid., l. 40, after `accompanied' insert `(or, in the case of candidates for the M.St. in Historical Research, followed at the appropriate date)'.

    4 Ibid., l. 43, after `long' insert `(up to 10,000 words in the case of candidates for the M.St. in Historical Research)'.

    5 Ibid., l. 44, after `or' insert `(except in the case of candidates for the M.St. in Historical Research)'.

    6 Ibid., p. 828, l. 35, after `accompanied' insert `(or, in the case of candidates for the M.St. in Historical Research, followed at the appropriate date)'.

    7 Ibid., l. 38, after `long' insert `(up to 10,000 words in the case of candidates for the M.St. in Historical Research)'.

    8 Ibid., l. 39, after `or' insert `(except in the case of candidates for the M.St. in Historical Research)'.

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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

    G. VIEIRA, Linacre: `Gap dynamics in managed Amazonian forest: structural and ecophysiological aspects'.
    Department of Plant Sciences, Saturday, 30 March, 11 a.m.
    Examiners: M.D. Swaine, J. Burley.

    Clinical Medicine

    N. WELLS, Linacre: `Phosphorylation of human topoisomerase II'.
    Institute of Molecular Medicine, Tuesday, 26 March, 2 p.m.
    Examiners: A. Maxwell, J.M. Axton.

    Y. WICKRAMASINGHE, Trinity: `Design and clinical assessment of an opto-electronic instrument for monitoring cerebral oxygenation'.
    Nuffield Department of Anaesthetics, Radcliffe Infirmary, Friday, 22 March, 1 p.m.
    Examiners: R.J. Parsons, J.D. Young.

    Literae Humaniores

    R. CHRISLEY, New College: `Non-conceptual psychological explanation: content and computation'.
    St Catherine's, Tuesday, 9 July, 2.30 p.m.
    Examiners: M.W. Brewer, T. Crane.

    Mathematical Sciences

    D.A. BURGESS, Linacre: `Parallel computing for unstructured mesh algorithms'.
    Computing Laboratory, Wednesday, 27 March, 2.30 p.m.
    Examiners: K. Parrott, M. Berzins.

    Social Studies

    H.E. JENKINS, Nuffield: `Infrastructure, education, and productivity: a multi-country study'.
    Examination Schools, Tuesday, 9 April, 11.30 a.m.
    Examiners: K. Mayhew, J. Haskel.

    Theology

    N. HEAP, Keble: `Robert Hugh Benson, 1871–1914, Catholic novelist and apologist: towards the restoration of a portrait'.
    English Faculty Building, Tuesday, 23 April, 2.15 p.m.
    Examiners: A.O.J. Cockshut, D. Newsome.

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