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BOARD OF THE FACULTY OF MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES

Honour School of Mathematics 1998 and Honour School of Mathematical Sciences 1998

The Board of the Faculty of Mathematical Sciences has approved the following list of lecture courses for paper b (10) of the Honour School of Mathematics and Mathematical Sciences to be examined in Trinity Term 1998 (see Examination Decrees, 1995, pp. 310 and 319, regulation 3 (c)).

Elementary Number Theory
Lattice Theory
Mathematical Ecology and Biology
Non-Linear Systems
Communication Theory
Applied Probability
Combinatorial Optimisation

Honour School of Computation 1998

Subjects approved for the Honour School of Computation, Trinity Term 1998: 1998:

Section II

1. Compilers and Operating Systems

2. Computer Graphics, Splines, and Computational Geometry

3. Parallel Scientific Computation and Parallel Algorithms

4. Engineering and Computer Science (topics from Engineering and Computing Science paper IE2)

5. Mathematical Foundations of Programming Languages (topics from a list including Lambda Calculus and Types, Domain Theory, Semantics of Programming Languages)

6. Advanced Mathematical Logic: Model Theory and Proof Theory.

Options 1, 2, and 3 will have 1/6 practical weight and a 2½- hour examination.

Options, 4, 5, and 6 will have no practicals and a three-hour examination.

Section E

Paper a1, a2, a3, a4, a5, a6, b1, b8, b9, and b10 from the Honour School of Mathematical Sciences.

There will be no practical element and each paper will be of three hours' duration.

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Honour School of Mathematics and Computation 1998

The subjects approved for Section II (MC) in the Honour School of Mathematics and Computation, Trinity Term 1998, will be the same as those for Section II of the Honour School of Computation, 1998.

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CHANGES IN REGULATIONS

With the approval of the General Board, the following changes in regulations made by boards of faculties and committees will come into effect on 12 July.

1 Boards of the Faculties of Literae Humaniores and Theology

M.St. in Philosophical Theology

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

In Examination Decrees, 1995, p. 696, after l. 42, insert:

`The examiners may award a distinction to candidates who have performed with special merit in the whole examination.'

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2 Board of the Faculty of Psychological Studies

M.Sc. by Research and D.Phil.

With immediate effect

1 In Examination Decrees, 1995, p. 835, l. 47, delete `the beginning of the fourth term' and substitute `Friday of Week 6 of the fifth term'.

2 Ibid., p. 836, delete ll. 5–8 and substitute:

`Students seeking admission to the status of Student for the Degree of Master of Science by Research should submit the material specified in Sect. vii.A, § 3, cl. 1. In addition, under the terms of Sect. vii.A, § 3, cl. 2, the board requires a report to be made on the work done as a Probationer Research Student. The candidate's supervisor shall also be asked to comment in writing on the report. Details of the required length and contents of the report may be obtained from the Director of Graduate Studies.

The candidate's report and the supervisor's comments shall be considered by two assessors appointed by the board, neither of whom shall normally be the candidate's supervisor. The process of assessment shall normally include an interview with the applicant; it shall always do so if the assessors are unable to certify that they are satisfied without interviewing the applicant that they can recommend transfer to M.Sc. status. Upon completion of their assessment of the candidate's work, the assessors shall make a recommendation as to whether the application for transfer to M.Sc. status should be granted. In each case the assessors shall make a reasoned written report to the board in support of their recommendation.'

3 Ibid., delete ll. 11–16 and substitute:

`Students seeking admission to the status of Student for the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy shall submit the material required in Sect. viii, § 3, cl. 1. The written work required under the terms of Sect. viii, § 3, cl. 2 shall be in the form of a report on the work done as a Probationer Research Student. The supervisor shall also be asked to comment in writing on the report. Details of the required length and contents of the report may be obtained from the Director of Graduate Studies.'

4 Ibid., delete ll. 18–21 and substitute:

`Students for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy seeking confirmation of their status in accordance with the provisions of Sect. viii, § 4, cl. 2 shall submit the title of the thesis, a brief summary, and an account in not more than 500 words stating how much of the thesis is complete and how much remains to be done (with an estimate of the completion date). The supervisor shall also be asked to make a report. If confirmation of status is not approved on this evidence, the Psychological Studies Faculty Board's Graduate Studies Committee shall have power to appoint two assessors to consider the case. The assessors shall interview the candidate and report in writing to the Graduate Studies Committee of the board. Candidates shall normally apply for confirmation of status in the eighth term from their admission as a research student.'

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3 Board of the Faculty of Theology

(a) M.Phil. in Theology

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

1 In Examination Decrees, 1995, p. 648, l. 38, delete `(English texts)'.

2 Ibid., l. 39, after `texts' insert `(in English)'.

3 Ibid., p. 649, after l. 7, insert:

`Candidates may offer any or all of the following texts in the original languages:

Qumran Community Rule 1–4, in E. Lohse, ed., Die Texte aus Qumran, Hebräisch und Deutsch (2nd edn., Darmstadt, Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft, 1971).
Qumran Commentary on Habakkuk (ed. E. Lohse, op. cit.).
Philo, Life of Moses I, 1–44 (Loeb, 1958).
Josephus, Antiquities XVIII, 1–28, 63–4, 109–19 (Loeb, 1965).
Joseph and Aseneth, in M. Philonenko, ed. Joseph et Aséneth (E.J. Brill, 1968).'

(b) M.St. in Theology

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

1 In Examination Decrees, 1995, p. 705, l. 31, delete `(English texts)'.

2 Ibid., l. 47, *note, delete `introduced... in 1988' and substitute `for the M.Phil. in Theology'.

3 Ibid., after l. 4 insert:

`5. The examiners may award a distinction to candidates who have performed with special merit in the whole examination.'

(c) M.St. in the Study of Religion

With effect from 1 October 1996 (for first examination in 1997) In Gazette, No. 4402, 23 May 1996, p. 1180, l. 5, after `An essay of 10,000–15,000 words may be offered in place of one paper.', insert on new line:

`The examiners may award a distinction to candidates who have performed with special merit in the whole examination.'

4 Committee for Archaeology

(a) M.Phil. in Classical Archaeology

With immediate effect

In Examination Decrees, 1995, p. 571, after l. 47 insert:

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

(b) M.Phil. in Prehistoric and European Archaeology

With immediate effect

In Examination Decrees, 1995, p. 640, after l. 5 insert:

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

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5 Committee on Continuing Education

(a) M.Sc. in Evidence-based Health Care

With immediate effect

1 In Examination Decrees, 1995, p. 745, as amended by Regulation 4 of 14 March 1996 (Gazette, p. 879), cl. 3(b)(ii), delete `to inculcate in others' and substitute `teach'.

2 Ibid., cl. 3(c), add `(less any exemption)' after `Schedule A'.

3 Ibid., cl. 3, after (g) add:

`The portfolio under (b), the overall appraisal and analysis under (c), and the written assignments under (d) and (e), will be forwarded to the examiners c/o Registry, Department of Continuing Education, Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JA, for consideration by such date as the examiners shall determine and shall notify candidates.'

4 Ibid., cl. 4, insert `Registry' after `c/o'.

5 Ibid., cl. 6, delete `3(b)–(d)' and insert `3(b) and (d)'.

6 Ibid., delete final sentence and substitute:

`The M.Sc. in Evidence-based Health Care, if successfully completed, will subsume a candidate's previously completed postgraduate diploma.'

(b) Postgraduate Diploma in Evidence-based Health Care

With immediate effect

1 In Examination Decrees, 1995, p. 922, as amended by Regulation 4 of 14 March 1996 (Gazette, p. 880), cl. 2(c), add `less any exemption' after `Schedule'.

2 Ibid., after `(d)' add:

`The portfolios under (b), the overall appraisal and analysis under (c), and the written assignments under (d), will be forwarded to the examiners c/o Registry, Department of Continuing Education, Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JA, for consideration by such date as the examiners shall determine and shall notify candidates.'

3 Ibid., delete cl. 3 and substitute:

`Candidates may be required to attend a viva voce examination at the end of the course of studies at the discretion of the examiners.'

4 Ibid., cl. 5, l. 2, delete `M.Sc.' and substitute `Postgraduate Diploma'.

5 Ibid., l. 4, delete `–(c)'.

6 Ibid., delete final sentence and substitute:

`The Postgraduate Diploma in Evidence-based Health Care, if successfully completed, will subsume a candidate's previously completed certificate.'

(c) Postgraduate Certificate in Evidence-based Health Care

With immediate effect

1 In Examination Decrees, 1995, p. 921, as amended by Regulation 4 of 14 March 1996 (Gazette, p. 880), cl. 2(c), add `(less any exemption)' after `modules'.

2 Ibid., after `forwarded to the examiners' in the penultimate line, insert `c/o Registry, Department of Continuing Education, Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JA'.

3 Ibid., cl. 3, insert `at the discretion of the examiners' at the end of the clause.

4 Ibid., cl. 5, delete `–(c)'.

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6 Committee for Educational Studies

With effect from 1 October 1996

M.Sc. by Coursework

1 In Examination Decrees, 1995, p. 737, l. 11, delete

`Advanced Studies' and substitute `Advanced Courses. All assignments submitted for Parts I and II of the examination must by typed or printed.'

2 Ibid., p. 740, l. 39, delete `Governance of Education' and substitute `Educational Management and Policy'.

3 Ibid., p. 741, l. 7, delete `Governance of Education' and substitute `Educational Management and Policy'.

4 Ibid., p. 912, ll. 22–3, delete `Tutor for the Postgraduate Diploma in Educational Studies' and substitute `Tutor for Advanced Courses'.

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7 Committee for the School of Management Studies

M.Sc. in Industrial Relations and Human Resources Management

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

1 In Examination Decrees, 1995, p. 749, l. 38, delete `Labour Economics' and substitute `Labour Economics for Management'.

2 Ibid., l. 41, delete `International and European Employment Law', and substitute `Employment Law for Management'.

3 Ibid., p. 750, delete ll. 38–9 and substitute:

`4. Labour Economics for Management

Labour supply including participation rates, hours of work, education, and training. Labour demand. The structure of rewards including incentives, fringe benefits, and non-monetary advantages; information, turnover, and mobility. Wages by occupation, industry and region, and the distribution of earnings. The economic role and impact of trade unions and other labour market institutions; industrial agreement procedures; disputes. Unemployment and models of wage determination. Income policies, and other government intervention in the labour market.[1] [1] Candidates will be expected to study the subjects mainly in relation to Great Britain, but will be given an opportunity to show knowledge of relevant experience in other countries.'

4 Ibid., p. 751, delete ll. 3–4 and substitute:

`7. Employment Law for Management

Candidates will be expected to show knowledge of the procedures and functions of the International Labour Organisation and (in so far as they relate to the regulation of employment) of the Council of Europe and the European Communities, and of the scope, interpretation, and application of the regulatory instruments to employment which have been adopted by these bodies.'

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DEGREE OF DOCTOR OF LETTERS

The Board of the Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages has granted leave to G.S. SMITH, New College, to supplicate for the Degree of Doctor of Letters.

A list of the evidence submitted by the candidate is available at the University Offices.

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EXAMINATIONS FOR THE DEGREE OF DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY

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

Biological Sciences

L. PADMORE, Worcester: `The role of phosphatidylinositol-3-kinase in B cell proliferation, survival, and apoptosis'.
Department of Biochemistry, Tuesday, 23 July, 11.30 a.m.
Examiners: J.A. Hickman, P.C. Newell.

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English Language and Literature

D. COLCLOUGH, Wadham: `"Of the alleadging of authors": the construction and reception of textual authority in English prose, c.1600–30, with special reference to the writings of Francis Bacon, John Hoskyns, and John Donne'.
St John's, Friday, 16 August, 2.15 p.m.
Examiners: L. Hutson, J.C.G. Pitcher.

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Mathematical Sciences

J.J. BROWN, Keble: `Presentations of unification in a logical framework'.
Computing Laboratory, Monday, 1 July, 11 a.m.
Examiners: D. Sannella, C.-H.L. Ong.

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L. OLSEN, Corpus Christi: `Mathematical modelling of contraction, fibroplasia, and angiogenesis in dermal wound healing'.
Department of Zoology, Monday, 15 July, 2 p.m.
Examiners: R.J.H. Payne, M.A.J. Chaplain.

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Modern History

S.E.C. WENDEHORST, St John's: `British Jewry, Zionism, and the Jewish State, 1936–56: a chapter in the history of diaspora nationalism'.
St John's, Wednesday, 10 July, 2 p.m.
Examiners: T. Endelman, R.I. McKibbin.

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Physical Sciences

C. MICHELETTI, Christ Church: `Models with completing interactions'.
Sub-department of Theoretical Physics, Monday, 1 July, 2.15 p.m.
Examiners: F. Seno, R.B. Stinchcombe.

D. PHILLIPPIDES, Wolfson: `Models of the transition regions and coronae of late-type stars'.
Nuclear and Astrophysics Laboratory, Tuesday, 16 July, 2 p.m.
Examiners: P.A. Charles, G. Bromage.

S.M. ROSIER, St Edmund Hall: `Dynamical evolution of the northern stratosphere in early winter, 1991–2—observational and modelling studies'.
Department of Physics, Friday, 5 July, 10 a.m.
Examiners: L.J. Gray, J.J. Barnett.

D. SHELTON, Hertford: `Low dimensional strongly correlated systems'.
Department of Physics, Tuesday, 2 July, 2.15 p.m.
Examiners: T. Giamarchi, R.B. Stinchcombe.

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Physiological Sciences

K.L. HAASE, Magdalen: `FMOC-L-P-azido-phenylalanine: synthesis, characterisation, and use of a photoactivatable, site-specific cross-linker of the T-cell receptor'.
John Radcliffe Hospital, Thursday, 4 July, 1 p.m.
Examiners: K. Jakobsen, H. Stauss.

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Psychological Studies

R. CHRISTOPHERS, Lady Margaret Hall: `Vergence eye movements and stereopsis'.
St Anne's, Friday, 2 August, 1 p.m.
Examiners: S.J. Judge, J.P. Frisby.

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Committee for Comparative Philology and General Linguistics

D.W.E. WILLIS, Somerville: `The loss of verb-second in Welsh: a study of syntatic change'.
Corpus Christi, Tuesday, 16 July, 2.15 p.m.
Examiners: T.M. Charles-Edwards, M. Tallerman.