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APPOINTMENT OF EXAMINER

The following has been appointed:

BACHELOR OF MEDICINE

Second Examination

Additional Examiner

Year 3

Medicine

P. BECK (MD London), FRCP (vice Holgate, granted leave of absence)

For Trinity Term 1997

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APPOINTMENT OF EXAMINER AND MODERATOR PRO HAC VICE

The Vice-Chancellor and Proctors have appointed E.A. SOUTHWORTH, MA, Fellow of St Peter's College, as a Moderator in Spanish in the Preliminary Examination for Modern Languages to be held in Trinity Term 1997 pro hac vice (vice Dr C.H. Griffin, granted leave of absence); they have also appointed T.M. COX (M.SC., MD London), FRCP, Professor of Medicine at Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge, as an Additional Examiner in Medicine for Year 3 of the Second Examination of the degree of Bachelor of Medicine to be held in Trinity Term 1997 pro hac vice (vice Professor A.M. McGregor, granted leave of absence).

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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 the Committee for the School of Management Studies will come into effect on 16 May.

1 Board of the Faculty of Law

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M.St. in Law and Economics

With immediate effect

In Examination Decrees, 1996, delete from p. 675, l. 32, to p. 677, l. 8.

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2 Board of the Faculty of Mathematical Sciences

M.Sc. in Computation

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

1 In Examination Decrees, 1996, p. 716, l. 34 and l. 39, and p. 717, ll. 6–7 and l. 18, in each case delete `chairman of the organising committtee' and substitute `director of the course'.

2 Ibid., p. 716, l. 28, after `seven' insert `and no more than eight'.

3 Ibid., l. 37, delete `in the first week of' and substitute `on the first Friday in'.

4 Ibid., p. 717, ll. 7–8, delete `under Schedule A which will be offered for examination and similarly for the topics of Schedule B' and substitute `which will be taken in that term, and similarly a list of the remaining topics being taken must be submitted for approval'.

5 Ibid., l. 10, delete `Section B.' and substitute `Section B; candidates shall be allowed to choose a maximum of eight topics.'

6 Ibid., delete ll. 22–3 and substitute:

`9. Not later than noon on a date to be determined by the examiners, who are responsible for making sure candidates are aware of that date and that the date is announced at the head of the assignment sheet, the completed assignment for that project and all associated practicals'.

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3 Board of the Faculty of Social Studies

M.Sc. in Politics Research and M.Sc. in International Relations Research

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

1 In Examination Decrees, 1996, p. 753, after l. 37 insert:

`Politics Research

1. No candidate shall be admitted to the M.Sc. in Politics Research who has not already been accepted as a Probationary Research Student in Politics.

2.A candidate for the M.Sc. in Politics Research shall follow for three terms a course of instruction in Politics Research and will, when entering for the examination, be required to produce a certificate from his or her society to this effect. Notice of the subjects in which the candidate is to be examined and the form of the examination must be submitted to the Faculty Administrator, the Social Studies Faculty Centre by 5 p.m. on Monday of Sixth Week of Michaelmas Term for confirmation by the second Michaelmas Term meeting of the Politics Graduate Studies Committee to reach the Chairman of the Examiners for the M.Sc. in Politics Research by Monday of First Week in Hilary Term.

3. Every candidate must attend such lectures, seminars, and classes as the Politics Graduate Studies Committee shall determine, and provide evidence of his or her attendance to the examiners.

4. Candidates, unless dispensed by the Politics Graduate Studies Committee, shall be required to sit a written examination paper.

5. The examination paper shall consist of the Qualifying Test as for the M.Phil. in Politics (p. 618) or the M.Phil. in European Politics and Society (p. 585), as set out in the regulations for the respective M.Phil.s with resits as governed by these regulations. Candidates may be directed by the Politics Graduate Studies Committee in consultation with the Examiners to answer questions from any one section of the paper.

6. Where dispensation from the written examination paper is granted, candidates will be required by the Politics Graduate Studies Committee, in consultation with their supervisor, to submit written papers in at least one of the required seminars, to be presented according to the conventions of the seminar, as set out in the relevant Notes of Guidance for Graduate Students. The seminar papers will be assessed by one or two assessors (who will not normally include the candidate's supervisor) and the marks submitted to the M.Sc. examiners no later than Monday of Second Week in Trinity Term of the candidate's first year.

7. Satisfactory completion of three modules of the Research Training programme is required, normally by the end of Hilary Term.

8. Where satisfaction of a language requirement is necessitated, by a candidate's choice of subject, this shall be as set out in the M.Phil.s in European Politics and Society, Oriental Studies, Russian and East European Studies, Latin American Studies. (In the case of an especially difficult language, some dispensation from other requirements may be granted by the Politics Graduate Studies Committee.)

9. Two typed or printed copies of a Research Essay of 4,000–6,000 words, germane to the student's proposed thesis, must be submitted. The essay shall include a provisional list of chapter headings, an indication of how the thesis relates to existing literature, a statement of the questions being addressed in the thesis, and a discussion of research methods, including an account of the resources and methods of analysis to be used. The essay, which must be typed or printed on one side of the paper and include bibliographical references, must be handed into the Clerk of the Schools by noon on the Friday of the Eighth Week of Hilary Term. Both copies must state clearly on the packaging and the front page the candidate's name and college, and the words `M.Sc. in Politics Research' on one copy, and `Politics PRS' on the other. The Clerk to the Schools will forward one copy to the Chairman of the M.Sc. Examiners, the other to the Secretary of the Politics Graduate Studies Committee. Research Essays judged by the M.Sc. Examiners to be below the appropriate standard will be returned to the relevant candidates by Monday of First Week of the following term and may be resubmitted in amended form by Friday of Fifth Week of that Term with the approval of the Politics Graduate Studies Committee.

10. Either: A piece of work relevant to the proposed thesis must be submitted. This should be of between 5,000 and 7,000 words and may take the form of a draft section of the candidate's proposed thesis. The essay, which should be typed or printed on one side of the paper and include bibliographical references, must be handed into the Clerk of the Schools by noon on the Friday of the Fifth Week of Trinity Term. Both the essay and the packaging should be clearly marked with the candidate's name and college and the words `M.Sc. in Politics Research'. M.Sc. candidates who wish to proceed to M.Litt. or D.Phil. status must submit at the same time a second copy of this work and (if they wish) a revised version of the research essay in

9 above, with the appropriate application form, to the Graduate Studies Office (see the Regulations governing the transfer to M.Litt. or D.Phil. Status in Social Studies).

11 or: With the approval of the candidate's supervisor and of the Politics Graduate Studies Committee, a candidate may opt to be examined on a paper related to his or her research programme from a relevant M.Phil. course and to be examined at the end of Trinity Term in that M.Phil. paper.

12. Candidates must present themselves for a viva voce examination when required to do so by the examiners. The examiners shall not fail any candidate without inviting him or her to attend such an examination.

13. No candidate will be allowed to resit any element of the examination on more than one occasion.'

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2 Ibid., p. 749, before `Mathematical Modelling and Numerical Analysis' insert:

`International Relations Research

General
Students for this course are normally admitted as Probationer Research Students but are also registered in the first instance for the Degree of Master of Science in International Relations Research and, in their first year, follow the requirements laid down for that degree. The International Relations Graduate Studies Committee, on behalf of the Social Studies Board, may exempt from the M.Sc. those students who have already obtained an equivalent qualification. Such students are subject to the regulations for Probationer Research Students as laid out in the regulations governing research students in Social Studies.

1. No candidate shall be admitted to the M.Sc. in International Relations Research who has not already been accepted as a Probationer Research Student in International Relations.

2.A candidate for the M.Sc. in International Relations Research shall follow for three terms a course of instruction in International Relations Research and will, when entering for the examination, be required to produce a certificate from his or her society to this effect.

3. Every candidate must attend such lectures, seminars, and classes as the International Relations Graduate Studies Committee shall determine.

4. The M.Sc. shall consist of the following elements:

(a) A research essay of 4,000–6,000 words. This should contain a substantive discussion of the proposed thesis topic, including: a title and provisional list of chapter headings, an indication of how the thesis relates to existing literature, a statement of the questions being addressed in the thesis, and a discussion of research methods, including an account of the sources and methods of analysis to be used. It may be used as part of the eventual thesis. It must be handed in to the Clerk of the Schools by noon on the Friday of the Eighth Week of Hilary Term. It must be typed or printed on one side of paper only, and include appropriate bibliographical references. It must state clearly, on both the envelope and the front sheet of the essay, the candidate's name, college, and degree course. Research Essays judged by the M.Sc. examiners to be below the appropriate standard will be returned to the relevant candidates by Monday of the First Week of the following term and may be resubmitted in amended form by Friday of the Fifth Week of that term.

(b) A single, three-hour examination paper divided into two sections, on International History 1900–45 and on Theories and Concepts in International Relations, as set for the M.Phil. Qualifying Test in International Relations. Candidates will be required to answer questions from both these sections. This examination shall take place during the First Week of Trinity Term, the exact date to be decided by the examiners in consultation with the Clerk of the Schools.

Candidates who fail this examination may, at the discretion of the International Relations Graduate Studies Committee, be allowed to retake it in the Seventh Week of the same Trinity Term.

(c) Modular assessment of research training, involving three pieces of written work (or equivalent) on subjects approved by the Course Director and chosen from the courses provided as part of the Research Training Programme established by the Social Studies Faculty Board and to be completed normally by the end of Hilary Term.

(d) Either: A Piece of Work Relevant to the Proposed Thesis, of between 5,000 and 7,000 words that may take the form of a draft section of the candidate's proposed thesis. It must be handed in to the Clerk of the Schools by noon on the Friday of the Fifth Week of Trinity Term. It must be typed or printed on one side of paper only, and include appropriate bibliographical references. It must state clearly, on both the envelope and the front sheet of the essay, the candidate's name, college, and degree course.

or: with the approval of the candidate's supervisor and of the International Relations Graduate Studies Committee, a candiate may opt to be examined on a paper related to his or her research programme from a relevant M.Phil. course and to be examined at the end of Trinity Term in that M.Phil. paper.

6. No candidate will be allowed to resit any element of the examination on more than one occasion.

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

3 Ibid., p. 841, l. 38, delete `(including International Relations)'.

4 Ibid., p. 841, delete ll. 39–48, and substitute:

`Probationer Research Students, unless or until they have entered upon another course, or have been otherwise dispensed from some or all of the following requirements by the relevant Graduate Studies Committee, are required to undertake the work set out below during their first year.

1. A first-year student shall:

(i) attend such lectures, seminars, and classes as his or her supervisor and/or the relevant Graduate Studies Committee shall determine;

(ii) present his or her work at least once at an appropriate research seminar as specified in (i) above;

(iii) attend regularly and satisfy the relevant instructors in the appropriate Research Training courses offered for new graduate students in Michaelmas and Hilary Terms of their first year;

(iv) submit to her or his supervisor, with a second copy to the relevant Graduate Studies Committee, a typed or printed 3,000–5,000 word essay by the last Friday of his or her first Hilary Term setting out the title and subject of the thesis and the manner in which the candidate proposes to treat it. Where relevant this will include an account of the conceptual framework, the hypotheses to be examined, the structure of the argument, the evidence that would count for or against the hypotheses (the research design), and the major published works, the available archival sources and the interviews or surveys that will need to be conducted. This essay should serve as the basis for the application for transfer of status.

2.Complete applications for transfer from PRS status to D.Phil. or M.Litt. status must be delivered to the Graduate Studies Office, University Offices, Wellington Square, not later than 5 p.m. on the Friday of Fifth Week of Trinity Term of a PRS's first year. In addition to satisfying the above requirements (i–iv), the transfer of status application must include:

(i) an outline of the proposed research topic in the form of a typed or printed essay of between 4,000 and 6,000 words, which should include a provisional thesis title; a provisional list of chapter headings; an indication of how the thesis relates to existing literature; a statement of the questions being addressed in the thesis; and a discussion of research methods, including the sources and methods of analysis to be used; and

(ii) a piece of typed or printed written work relevant to the thesis (e.g. a draft chapter) of between 5,000 and 7,000 words.

3. Candidates whose applications for transfer of status have not been successful may be permitted by the relevant Graduate Studies Committee to resubmit revised versions of the proposals at the end of the same Trinity Term or at the beginning of the following Michaelmas Term.

4. Probationer Research Students registered for the M.Sc. in Politics should normally apply for transfer of status to M.Litt. or D.Phil. by the Friday of Fifth Week of Trinity Term of the student's first year and should submit the material specified in 2 (i) and (ii) above.

Though not in itself sufficient qualification for students wishing to advance to M.Litt. or D.Phil. status, the successful completion of the M.Sc. may serve in place of 1.(i)–(iv) above, and material submitted as part of the requirements for the M.Sc. may also be used in the transfer application.'

5 Ibid., p. 841, l. 48 insert:

`Additional regulations for International Relations

Probationer Research Students, unless or until they have entered upon another course, or have been otherwise dispensed from some or all of the following requirements by the IR Graduate Studies Committee, are required to undertake the work set out below during their first year.

A first-year student shall:

(i) attend such lectures, seminars, and classes as his or her supervisor and/or the Politics Graduate Studies Committee shall determine;

(ii) present his or her work at least once at an appropriate research seminar as specified in (i) above;

(iii) attend regularly and satisfy the relevant instructors in the appropriate Research Training course offered for new graduate students in Michaelmas and Hilary Terms of their first year;

(iv) submit to her or his supervisor, with a second copy to the Graduate Studies Committee, a typed or printed 3,000–5,000 word essay by the last Friday of his or her first Hilary Term setting out the title and subject of the thesis and the manner in which the candidate proposes to treat it. Where relevant this shall include an account of the conceptual framework, the hypotheses to be examined, the structure of the argument, the evidence that would count for or against the hypotheses (the research design), and the major published works, the available archival sources and the interviews or surveys that will need to be conducted. This essay should serve as the basis for application for transfer of status; material from it may form part of the submission in (v) below.

Applications for transfer from PRS status must be made by the Friday of the fifth week in their third term after admission. In addition to satisfying the above requirements (i–iv), and submitting the form referred to in (a) above, the transfer of status application must include:

(v) an outline of the proposed research topic in the form of a typed or printed essay of between 4,000 and 6,000 words, which should include a provisional thesis title; a provisional list of chapter headings; an indication of how the thesis relates to existing literature; a statement of the questions being addressed in the thesis; and a discussion of research methods, including the sources and methods of analysis to be used; and

(vi) a piece of typed or printed written work relevant to the thesis (e.g. a draft chapter) of between 5,000 and 7,000 words. Complete applications for transfer of status shall be delivered to the Graduate Studies Office, University Offices, Wellington Square, no later than 5 p.m. on the Friday of Fifth Week of Trinity Term of a PRS's first year. Candidates whose applications for transfer of status have not been successful may be permitted by the International Relations Graduate Studies Committee to submit revised versions of their proposals at the end of the same Trinity Term or at the beginning of the following Michaelmas Term.

Though not in itself sufficient qualification for students wishing to advance to M.Litt. or D.Phil. status, the successful completion of the M.Sc. may serve in place of (i)–(iv) above, and material submitted as part of the requirements for the M.Sc. may also be used in the transfer application.'

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4 Board of the Faculty of Theology

(a) B.Th. and Certificates in Theology

With immediate effect

1 In Examination Decrees, 1996, after p. 523 after the decree governing the Bachelor of Theology, insert:

`(ii) Regulations

A. Regulations for the course of instruction at Blackfriars; Campion Hall; Greyfriars; Harris Manchester College; Mansfield College; Regent's Park College; Ripon College, Cuddesdon; St Benet's Hall; St Stephen's House; and Wycliffe Hall.

A.1. Course requirements

The length of the course is three years. Candidates must, if admitted after 1 September 1995, be members of the University. A minimum of thirteen subjects must be taken from the syllabus in Section B and must include the following: all four papers in section I; paper II.2; one paper from section III; paper IV.1; one paper from section V; paper VI.1.

The supervisory committee shall have power to dispense candidates who already have an honours degree in Theology from individual compulsory papers. The minimum number of subjects to be offered will still apply.

Details of which subjects may be taken by 7,000 or 10,000 word essays in place of written examination papers are given in the syllabus in section B below.'

2 In Examination Decrees, 1996, p. 941, delete ll. 2–8.

3 Ibid., ll. 9, 10, and 15, and delete `B.' and substitute `A.'

4 Ibid., l. 17, delete `in section E' and substitute `in section B of the regulations for the Bachelor of Theology'.

5 Ibid., ll. 24, 25, and 35, delete `C.' and substitute `B.'

6 Ibid., ll. 36 and 37, delete in each case `in section E' and substitute `in section B of the regulations for the Bachelor of Theology'.

7 Ibid., p. 942, ll. 6 and 7, delete `D.' and substitute `C.'

8 Ibid., after l. 14, insert:

`C.2. Examinations, and Essays and Field Studies

The provisions governing the examination, and the details of which subjects may be taken by 7,000 or 10,000 or 15,000 word essays in place of written examination papers are given in Section A of the regulations for the Bachelor of Theology.'

9 Ibid., l. 15, delete `D. 2' and substitute `A. 2'.

10 Ibid., p. 942, l. 38, delete `D. 3' and substitute `A. 3'. 11 Ibid., p. 943, l. 30, delete `E' and substitute `B'.

12 Ibid., l. 42, delete `D.3' and substitute `A.3'.

13 Ibid., move p. 942, l. 15–p. 948 l. 30 (as amended) to after p. 523 after section A.1 (as introduced by cl. 1 above) of the Regulations for the course of instruction for the B.Th. at Blackfriars; Campion Hall; Greyfriars; Harris Manchester College; Mansfield College; Regent's Park College; Ripon College, Cuddesdon; St Benet's Hall; St Stephen's House; and Wycliffe Hall.

14 Ibid., p. 959, ll. 15, 16, 30, 41, 42, 44, delete `A.' and substitute `C.'

15 Ibid., p. 960, delete ll. 3–13.

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(b) Master of Theology

With immediate effect

1 Ibid., p. 962, l. 4, delete `A.' and substitute `B.'.

2 Ibid., p. 963, after l. 8 insert:

`(ii) Regulations'

3 Ibid., l. 9, delete `B.' and substitute `A.'.

4 Ibid., move text from between p. 963, l. 9 (as amended) (starting `(ii) REGULATIONS')–p. 965, l. 39 (ending `individually dispensed by the examiners.') to after the decree for the M.Th. after p. 757.

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5 Committee for the School of Management Studies

Certificate in Management Studies

With immediate effect

In Examination Decrees, 1996, p. 939, delete ll. 3–50 and substitute:

`All candidates for admission as students for the Certificate in Management Studies must apply to the Secretary of Faculties. Applications may be made throughout the academic year. A registration fee as prescribed in Ch. VIII, Sect. i, § 2 (see Appendix I) is payable by non-members of the University under Ch. X, Sect. viii, cl. 4 and must accompany the application for admission. The Secretary of Faculties shall submit all such applications to the Committee for the School of Management Studies.

2.Entry for the Examination

Every candidate for admission to the examination must apply to the Committee for the School of Management Studies through the Secretary of Faculties for entry to the examination. Entry may be made at any time during the academic year but should be between two months before the start and two months after the end of the complete course of study undertaken at Templeton College which has been approved by the Committee for the School of Management Studies. Candidates must indicate whether they wish to submit a dissertation or complete the written examination. If a candidate elects to submit a dissertation he or she must indicate, at the time of application, the subject chosen.

Every candidate for the certificate shall pursue a course of study at Templeton College approved by the Committee for the School of Management Studies.

3. The Examination

(i) The examination will consist of:

(a) Either a dissertation of no more than 20,000 words on a subject falling within any field of Management Studies to be agreed by the committee.

Two printed copies of the dissertation must be submitted to the Chairman of Examiners c/o the Postgraduate Secretary at the School of Management Studies within six months of an application being approved by the Graduate Studies Committee, or the candidate's application will lapse. The dissertation must be accompanied by a statement that it is the candidate's own work.

Or, (i) a written examination paper of three hours duration. Questions will be set on the fundamental concepts and techniques of management, including any one or more of the following: accounting and financial management, organisational behaviour and human resource management, marketing and strategic management, or any other area which the Committee for the School of Management Studies may from time to time agree related to the course of study.

The written examination must be conducted within six months of an application being approved by the Graduate Studies Committee, or the candidate's application will lapse. All written examinations will be conducted on University premises, and due notice shall be given to each candidate of the time and place for the examination.

(ii) a written assignment of no more than 5,000 words on a subject to be agreed with the candidate's supervisor.

(b) A report by the supervisor on the candidate's work.

(c) A viva voce examination which may be required at the discretion of the examiners.

(ii) Candidates who fail to satisfy the examiners in any part or parts of the examination may resubmit their dissertation or resit the written examination on not more than one occasion which normally shall be within six months of the initial failure.'

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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. BROMHAM, Merton: `Rate variation in DNA sequence evolution'.
St Catherine's, Tuesday, 6 May, 2 p.m.
Examiners: E.C. Holmes, J. Maynard Smith.

A. METCALFE, Linacre: `Rule of HGF/SF in liver regeneration and possible involvement of P53'.
Genetics Unit, Tuesday, 3 June, 1 p.m.
Examiners: K.E. Davies, F. Stewart.

English Language and Literature

I. MCLELLAN, Lincoln: `Fictional scepticism: the career of prose romance in the seventeenth century'.
Somerville, Friday, 16 May, 10 a.m.
Examiners: K.D. Duncan-Jones, P. Hammond.

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Literae Humaniores

H.M. JOHNSTONE, St Hugh's: `Prolegomena to a critical edition of the Aristotelian Magna Moralia'.
St John's, Monday, 12 May, 10.30 a.m.
Examiners: A.J.P. Kenny, D.B. Robinson.

M. REVERMANN, Corpus Christi: `Comic business. Aspects of theatricality and dramatic technique in four Aristophanic comedies (V., Nub., Th., and Pl.), with special reference to exits and entrances'.
Examination Schools, Friday, 30 May, 2.15 p.m.
Examiners: E.M. Hall, S.J. Halliwell.

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Physical Sciences

J. BLETCHER, Exeter: `The shamsan lava sequence of the Aden volcano, Yemen: eruption from a vertically zoned magma chamber'.
Department of Earth Sciences, Monday, 23 June, 10 a.m.
Examiners: J.D. Bell, S. Blake.

S. LIN, Magdalen: `Crack analysis by distributed strain nuclei with application to identation testing'.
Department of Engineering Science, Thursday, 15 May, 11 a.m.
Examiners: A. Sackfield, F.P.E. Dunne.

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Theology

S. FINAMORE, Regent's Park: `God, order, and chaos: a history of the interpretation of Revelation's plague sequence (6.1–17; 8.1–9.2; 11.15–19; 15.1; 15.7–16.21) and an assessment of the value of Rene Girard's thought for the understanding of these visions'.
Examination Schools, Thursday, 22 May, 2 p.m.
Examiners: J.P.M. Sweet, J.B. Muddiman.

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Committee for Comparative Philology and General Linguis WEN-CHAO LI, Lady Margaret Hall: `A diachronically- motivated segmental phonology of Mandarin Chinese'.
Linacre, Monday, 19 May, 10 a.m.
Examiners: S.R. Parkinson, R. Wiese.