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CHAIRMEN OF EXAMINERS

HILARY TERM AND APRIL 1997

Honour Moderations

Greek and Latin Literature: D.P. FOWLER, MA, D.PHIL., Fellow of Jesus

Latin Literature with Greek: D.P. FOWLER, MA, D.PHIL., Fellow of Jesus

Honour School

Natural Science
Physics—three- and four-year courses: C.D. RODGERS, MA, Fellow of Jesus (address: Department of Physics)

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Qualifying Examination

Qualifying examination in Statistics, for candidates offering Psychology in the Final Honour School of PPP or Experimental Psychology: D.A POPPLEWELL, Brasenose (address: Department of Experimental Psychology)

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Master of Science

Applied Social Studies Qualifying Examination: A. BUCHANAN, MA, Fellow of St Hilda's (address: Department of Applied Social Studies)

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TRINITY TERM 1997

Honour Moderations

Archaeology and Anthropology: P.G. RIVIÈRE, B.LITT., MA, D.PHIL., Fellow of Linacre (address: Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology)

Music: M.J. BURDEN, MA, Fellow of New College

Honour Schools

Archaeology and Anthropology: B.W. CUNLIFFE, MA, D.PHIL., Kellow of Keble (address: Institute of Archaeology)

Music: H.D. JOHNSTONE, MA, D.PHIL., Fellow of St Anne's (address: Music Faculty)

Natural Science
Chemistry Part I: P.A. COX, MA, D.PHIL., Fellow of New College (address: Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory)

Geology: J.H. WOODHOUSE, MA, D.PHIL., Fellow of Worcester (address: Department of Earth Sciences)

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Qualifying Examination

Qualifying examination in Statistics, for candidates offering Psychology in the Final Honour School of PPP or Experimental Psychology: D.A POPPLEWELL, Brasenose (address: Department of Experimental Psychology)

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Master of Philosophy

Comparative Social Research: A.F. HEATH, MA, Fellow of Nuffield

Master of Science

Applied Social Studies: A. BUCHANAN, MA, Fellow of St Hilda's (address: Department of Applied Social Studies)

Biology: D.H. SHOTTON, MA, Fellow of Wolfson (address: Department of Zoology)

Comparative Social Research: A.F. HEATH, MA, Fellow of Nuffield

Forestry and its relation to land use: P.J. STEWART, MA, Fellow of St Cross (address: Department of Plant Sciences)

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Diploma

Applied Archaeology: G.R. LOCK, MA, Fellow of Kellogg (addrsess: Department for Continuing Education)

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Certificates

Foundation Certificate in English Language and Literature (first year): P.J. THOMPSON, MA, D.PHIL., Fellow of Regent's Park

Foundation Certificate in English Language and Literature (second year): P.J. THOMPSON, MA, D.PHIL., Fellow of Regent's Park

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CHANGES IN REGULATIONS

With the approval of the General Board, the following changes in regulations made by boards of faculties will come into effect on 25 October.

1 Board of the Faculty of Oriental Studies

(a) M.St. in Islamic Art and Archaeology

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

1 In Examination Decrees, 1996, p. 672, l. 47, delete `Languages' and substitute `Studies before admission to the course'.

2 Ibid., p. 673, delete ll. 3–4 and renumber 4–5 as 3–4.

3 Ibid., p. 673, delete ll. 7–20 and substitute:

`(a) Attendance. Every candidate must attend such lectures, seminars, and classes as his or her supervisor shall determine, and must, upon entering the examination, provide evidence of his or her attendance to the examiners.

(b) Written Examination. Every candidate must take four written papers, as follows:

I. From Late Antiquity to Islam
An aspect of the art and archaeology of the Near East during the transition from Late Antiquity to the formation of Islam, 550–900.

II. The Breakdown of the Caliphate
An aspect of the art and archaeology of the Islamic world, 900–1250.

III. The Great Empires
An aspect of the art and archaeology of the Islamic world, 1250–1600.

IV. Approaches and Problems
A general paper on Islamic Art and Archaeology.

(c) Museum- or Artifact-based Project. Every candidate must complete a project of museum- or artifact-based research in Islamic Art and Archaeology, to be approved by the Board of the Faculty of Oriental Studies not later than its second meeting in Michaelmas Term, and present it in the form of a seminar paper during the Hilary Term. A written version of the paper must be submitted for examination (see below).

(d) Dissertation. Every candidate must submit a dissertation of approximately 10,000 words on a subject in Islamic Art and Archaeology to be approved by the Board of the Faculty of Oriental Studies not later than its second meeting in Michaelmas Term (see below).

(e) Oral Examination. Every candidate will be examined viva voce unless exempted by the examiners. The choice of aspects under Papers I–III above must be approved by the Board of the Faculty of Oriental Studies not later than its second meeting in Michaelmas Term. A list of the options available will be available in the Faculty Office in the Trinity Term of the year preceding examination, and will be sent to applicants. Two typewritten or printed copies of the written version of the seminar paper in (c) above and of the dissertation in (d) above must be sent in a parcel bearing the words `Written work for the M.St. in Islamic Art and Archaeology' to The Chairman of Examiners, c/o Clerk to the Schools, Examination Schools, High Street, Oxford, not later than noon on the Monday of first week of Trinity Term.'

(b) M.Phil. in Islamic Art and Archaeology

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

1 In Examination Decrees, 1996, p. 615, l. 9, delete `an examination identical with that' and substitute `(i) an examination consisting of Papers I–III'.

2 Ibid., p. 615, l. 10, after `Archaeology' insert:

`;

(ii) an essay of approximately 5,000 words on a subject of bibliographical and/or historiographical interest relevant to the subject proposed for the thesis, to be approved by the Board of the Faculty of Oriental Studies not later than its second meeting in Michaelmas Term and to be sent in a parcel bearing the words `Essay for the M.Phil. in Islamic Art and Archaeology' to The Chairman of Examiners, c/o Clerk to the Schools, Examination Schools, High Street, Oxford, not later than noon on the Monday fifth week of Trinity Term;

(iii)'.

2 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)

1 In Examination Decrees, 1995, p. 498, l. 21, delete `since 1880' and insert `in the Twentieth Century'.

2 Ibid., l. 28, insert `Candidates will be expected to show knowledge of developments both before and since 1945.'

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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

R.M. MURPHY, Wadham: `Space, class, and rhetoric in Lahore'.
Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, Thursday, 31 October, 2.15 p.m.
Examiners: W.R. James, V. Das.

Biological Sciences

A. WILES, Green College: `Structure of the c-terminal fragment of the secreted complement control protein from vaccinia virus'.
Department of Biochemistry, Monday, 28 October, 1.45 p.m.
Examiners: M.P. Williamson, K.B.M. Reid.

Clinical Medicine

YUN ZHANG, Green College: `Molecular genetics of type 2 diabetes'.
Nuffield Department of Clinical Biochemistry, Friday, 11 October, 2 p.m.
Examiners: D.J. Galton, S.J.H. Ashcroft.

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English Language and Literature

E.S. RORABACK, Linacre: `Money and power in Henry James'.
St Catherine's, Tuesday, 22 October, 2 p.m.
Examiners: M. Ellmann, T.F. Eagleton.

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Literae Humaniores

G. BECHTLE, University: `An anonymous commentary on Plato's Parmenides'.
Christ Church, Friday, 1 November, 12 noon.
Examiners: M.J. Edwards, J.M. Dillon.

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Medieval and Modern Languages

P.L. JOHNSON, St John's: `The novels of Llorenì Villalonga: literary aesthetics and ambivalence'.
Taylor Institution, Friday, 11 October, 2.30 p.m.
Examiners: A. Terry, D.J. George.

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Modern History

D.P. JOHNSON, Exeter: `The bishops of London and their Acta, 1189–1228'.
Somerville, Friday, 25 October, 2.15 p.m.
Examiners: B.F. Harvey, D.M. Smith.

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Social Studies

T. BENBOW, St Antony's: `The impact of air power on navies and naval strategy'.
Examination Schools, Thursday, 28 November, 11 a.m.
Examiners: M. Howard, G. Till.