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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 Archaeology will come into effect on 18 October.

1 Board of the Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages

(a) M.Phil. in European Literature

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

1 In Examination Decrees, 1996, p. 580, delete ll. 8–11 and substitute:

`(b) Methods of Scholarship.

Each candidate shall be required to offer either (1) the history of the book, or (2) palaeography with textual criticism. Candidates will be examined on three essays (which must be written in English) on topics agreed by them with their supervisor relating either to the history of the book (for (1)) or to palaeography (for (2)) in one of the languages whose literatures is being offered. The essays shall be submitted to the supervisor between the date of approval of the choice of papers and the beginning of the examinations, and shall be marked, signed, and dated by the supervisor. The essays shall be examined by the examiners who shall, in assessing the marks they award, take account of the stage at which each essay was completed. For (2), candidates will in addition be required to submit the transcription, made without reference to dictionaries or handbooks, of a short manuscript text selected by the supervisor, who will also mark, sign, and date the candidate's work.'

2 Ibid., p. 584, l. 3, delete `paper and practical examination'.

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

`The Methods of Scholarship option will be confined to one of the modern languages whose literatures are being offered by the candidate.'

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(b) M.St. in Research Methods in Modern Languages

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

1 In Examination Decrees, 1996, p. 687, l. 41, delete `a Methods of Scholarship paper' and substitute `the Methods of Scholarship option'.

2 Ibid., p. 688, l. 4, delete `or the Methods of Scholarship paper, if one of these is offered' and substitute `if offered'.

3 Ibid., ll. 8–9, delete `of the Methods of Scholarship paper'.

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2 Board of the Faculty of Modern History

M.Phil. in Economic and Social History

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

1 In Examination Decrees, 1996, p. 556, l. 40, after `skill' insert `or sources or methods'.

2 Ibid., p. 564, l. 19, after `skill' insert `or sources or methods'.

3 Ibid., p. 564, after l. 47 insert:

`4. One of the papers specified below: Co-operation and conflict: conceptual approaches to economic and social history Sources and methods for early modern social history.'

4 Ibid., l. 48, renumber cl. 4 as 5.

5 Ibid., p. 725, l. 3, after `skill', insert `or sources or methods'.

6 Ibid., p. 726, after l. 3 insert:

`4. One of the papers specified below: Co-operation and conflict: conceptual approaches to economic and social history
Sources and methods for early modern social history.'

7 Ibid., l. 4, renumber cl. 4 as 5.

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3 Boards of the Faculties of Physiological Sciences and Psychological Studies

M.Sc. in Neuroscience

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

1 In Examination Decrees, 1996, p. 752, l. 28, delete `two weeks' and substitute `one week'.

2 Ibid., ll. 45–50, delete `The dissertation on the first research project . . . coursework for that module.' and substitute:

`The dissertation on the first research project must be submitted by noon on Friday of Second Week of Trinity Term of the year in which the candidate is examined. The dissertation on the second research project must be submitted by noon on the first friday of September in the year in which the candidate is examined. The essays or the practical notebooks for each module must be submitted within two weeks of the completion of the coursework for that module.'

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4 Board of the Faculty of Social Studies

Honour School of Philosophy, Politics, and Economics

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

Corrigendum

In the changes in regulations printed in Gazette No. 4408 (11 July 1996), p. 1376, last line of second column, delete `nursing' and substitute `housing'.

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5 Committee for Archaeology

Probationer Research Students

With effect from 1 October 1996

In Examination Decrees, 1996, p. 810, l. 3 delete `(of up to 30,000 words)' and substitute `(of between 5 and 10,000 words)'.

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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:

Modern History

O. GUTMAN, Exeter: `Liber celi et mundi. Introduction and critical edition'.
University, Saturday, 5 October, 10.30 a.m.
Examiners: A. Murray, R.W. Sharples.

N.A. HALL, Mansfield: `The development of the Liverpool Cotton Market to 1914'.
Merton, Friday, 25 October, 2 p.m.
Examiners: P.J. Waller, S. Chapman.

Physical Sciences

P.D. GROVES, Jesus: `A study of the 2s lamb shift of one-electron ions in an electrum beam ion trap'.
Clarendon Laboratory, Saturday, 12 October, 10 a.m.
Examiners: C.J. Foot, E.G. Myers.

J. JAMES, New College: `Hydrazido and alkonylimido complexes of the early transition metals'.
Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory, Thursday, 10 October, 2.15 p.m.
Examiners: P. Mountford, D. O'Hare.

Social Studies

K. ENDO, St Antony's: `Political leadership in the European Community: the role of the Commission Presidency under Jacques Delors 1985–95'.
Social Studies Faculty Centre, Friday, 18 October, 2.15 p.m.
Examiners: J.E.S. Hayward, R. Morgan.

R. LAYTE, Nuffield: `Gendered equity? The material and cultural determinants of the domestic division of labour'.
Nuffield, Friday, 11 October, 3 p.m.
Examiners: D. Gallie, L. Morris.

D.R. SQUIRES, Nuffield: `The logical foundations of game theory'.
Nuffield, Friday, 11 October, 3 p.m.
Examiners: H.S. Shin, T. BÜrgers.

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EXAMINATION FOR THE DEGREE OF MASTER OF LETTERS

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

English Language and Literature

R.B. EGAN, St Peter's: `Violence, protest, and the melodramatic imagination in the plays of Tom Murphy'.
Wadham, Friday, 11 October, 2 p.m.
Examiners: J.B. O'Donoghue, G. Watson.

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