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BOARD OF THE FACULTY OF PHYSIOLOGICAL SCIENCES

Election of one ordinary member

5 December 1996

The following has been duly elected as an ordinary member, to hold office until the beginning of Michaelmas Term 1997:

D.J. PATERSON, MA, D.PHIL., Fellow of Merton

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CHAIRMEN OF EXAMINERS

TRINITY TERM 1997

Preliminary Examination

Physical Sciences: G.G. ROSS, MA, Fellow of Wadham (address: Department of Theoretical Physics)

Honour School

Jurisprudence: J.W. DAVIES, BCL, MA, Fellow of Brasenose

Master of Philosophy

Byzantine Studies: M.C. MANGO, D.PHIL., Fellow of St John's (address: Institute of Archaeology)

Corrigendum

General Linguistics and Comparative Philology: J.S. COLEMAN, MA, Fellow of Wolfson (address: Phonetics Laboratory)

Master of Studies

Corrigendum

General Linguistics and Comparative Philology: J.S. COLEMAN, MA, Fellow of Wolfson (address: Phonetics Laboratory)

Diploma

Legal Studies: J.W. DAVIES, BCL, MA, Fellow of Brasenose

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BOARD OF THE FACULTY OF MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES AND COMMITTEE ON CONTINUING EDUCATION

M.Sc. and Postgraduate Diploma in Software Engineering

In accordance with the regulations for these courses, notice is hereby given that the list of Schedule B modules available in the period January 1997 to July 1997 will be:

Software Engineering Mathematics
Requirements Engineering
Specification Methods
Specification and Design
Scalable Parallel Programming
Practical Software Engineering
Object-Oriented Programming
Machine-assisted Software Engineering using B
Concurrency and Distributed Systems
Software Engineering Mathematics
Critical Systems Engineering

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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 and the Committee on Continuing Education will come into effect on 27 December.

1 Board of the Faculty of Modern History

M.St. in Historical Research (Medieval History)

In Examination Decrees, 1996, p. 672, after l. 19 insert:

`Historical Research (Medieval History)

1. Candidates for the M.St. in Historical Research (Medieval History) must follow for at least three terms a course of instruction and directed research and must, upon entering the examination, produce from their society a certificate to that effect.

2.An initial basic Latin test will be set at the beginning of the course. A further Latin test will be set at the end of Hilary Term to assess continued progress in the language.

3. Candidates will be required to choose an area or topic of historical study within the field of medieval history, which will be subject to the approval of the Graduate Studies Committee in Modern History. Candidates will be required to submit regular work to the supervisor assigned to direct their study of this chosen area or topic during Michaelmas and/or Hilary Terms.

4. Candidates must attend such skills seminars and associated courses as the supervisor shall determine.

5. Candidates will be required to attend a weekly seminar on the interpretation of historical evidence for the medieval period.

6. Candidates must submit to the Chairman of the Examiners of the M.St. in Historical Research by Friday of first week of Trinity Term:

(a) one piece of written work (up to 3,000 words) based on an aspect of the area or topic of historical study referred to in 3. above;

(b) an extended essay (up to 5,000 words) based on one of the skills or associated courses referred to in 4. above.

7. Candidates who fail one element of the examination as outlined in clause 6 above may resubmit the work to the Chairman of the Examiners by 31 August of the academic year in which they are registered for the degree.

8. The examiners may make the marks awarded to the candidates for the written work and extended essay known to the Director of Graduate Studies where necessary for the purpose of grant applications. However, the pass list shall be issued only following the completion of the whole examination, including submission of the dissertation, in September or October.

9. Candidates must choose a dissertation subject, after due consultation with their supervisor, within the area or topic of historical study referred to in clause 3. above.

10. Candidates are required to submit two typewritten copies of a dissertation, which shall not normally exceed 15,000 words, to the Chairman of the Examiners by 31 August of the academic year in which they are registered for the degree.

11. Candidates are required to present themselves for an oral examination if and when required by the examiners.

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

13. Candidates who fail the examination on the basis of the dissertation element may resubmit the dissertation at the end of the following Michaelmas Term.'

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2 Committee on Continuing Education

(a) Master of Studies in Professional Archaeology

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

In Examination Decrees, 1996, p. 686, after l. 24 insert:

`Professional Archaeology

1. Candidates must have successfully completed the Postgraduate Diploma in Professional Archaeology (or the Postgraduate Diploma in Field Archaeology).

2.Every candidate must follow for at least three terms a part-time course of instruction in Professional Archaeology and must upon entering for the examination produce from his or her society a certificate to that effect.

3. The examination will consist of the following parts:

(i) attendance at a course on research methods over a period of four days;

(ii) a dissertation of not more than 15,000 words on a topic selected by the student in consultation with his or her tutor and approved by the examiners. The dissertation must be delivered not later than noon on the last Monday in September of the year of the course to the Chairman of Examiners for the Degree of M.St. in Professional Archaeology, c/o Examination Schools, High Street, Oxford. The dissertation must be accompanied by a statement that it is the candidate's own work;

(iii) a viva voce examination.

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

5. A candidate whose dissertation fails to satisfy the examiners may be permitted to resubmit the dissertation on one further occasion, not later than one year after the initial attempt.

6. Any candidate who is successful in the examination for the M.St. in Professional Archaeology will subsume his or her postgraduate diploma, successful completion of which is a condition of entry to the M.St.'

(b) Postgraduate Diploma in Continuing Education

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

In Examination Decrees, 1996, p. 928, delete ll. 14–39 and substitute:

`Professional Archaeology

1. Course

(a) The course will consist of lectures, tutorials, seminars, and classes in the theory and practice of professional archaeology, together with four periods of practical experience each of three months in approved professional archaeological agencies. The course may be taken full-time in one year or on a part-time basis over a period not exceeding three years.

(b) The subjects of the course of study will cover topics relevant to professional archaeology, details of which will be published annually.

2.Every candidate will be required to satisfy the examiners in the following:

(a) Submission of a portfolio of the practical work completed during placements, normally covering four major projects;

(b) Submission of five written assisgnments not exceeding 2,500 words in length;

(c) Participation in a minimum of eight tutorials;

(d) A critical report, not exceeding 2,000 words in length on each of ten modules specified in the schedule below at which attendance is compulsory;

(e) Submission of assessments by tutors on written assignments under

(b) and by placement officers on practical work under (a). The portfolio under (a), the five assignments under (b), the critical report under (c), and assessments under (e) shall be forwarded to the examiners, c/o the Registry, Department for Continuing Education, Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JA, for consideration, by such date as the examiners shall determine and shall notify candidates, tutors, and project directors.

3. Candidates will be expected to attend a viva voce examination at the end of the course of studies unless dispensed by the examiners.

4. The examiners may award a distinction to candidates for the Diploma.

5. Candidates who fail to satisfy the examiners in the portfolio under 2(a), the five written assignments under 2(b), and the critical reports under 2(d) may be permitted to resubmit work in respect of the part or parts of the examination which they have failed for examination on not more than one occasion which shall normally be within one year of the original failure.

SCHEDULE

(i) Candidates are required to attend the following modules:

(i) induction course (four days)

(ii) survey (five days)

(iii) photography (two days)

(iv) conservation (two days)

(v) health and safety (two days)

(II) Candidates are required to attend five module courses, each of either one or two days, chosen from a schedule published annually at the start of the academic year.'

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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

C. GIBB, Magdalen: `Religion, politics, and gender in Harar, Ethiopia'.
Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, Friday, 24 January, 2 p.m.
Examiners: D.J. Parkin, N.S.S. Lindisfarne.

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Biological Sciences

L. CHAKRABARTI, Green College: `Molecular studies of the fraxe fragile site associated with mental retardation'.
Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics, Monday, 16 December, 9.30 a.m.
Examiners: M. Farrall, K.J. Johnson.

S. FRANCIS, Wolfson: `Early stages in the germination of barley powdery mildew conidia'.
St Catherine's, Friday, 20 December, 10 a.m.
Examiners: N.J. Talbot, B.E. Juniper.

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Clinical Medicine

J.D. SHEARMAN, Green College: `The molecular genetics of haemochromatosis'.
Institute of Molecular Medicine, Wednesday, 18 December, 2 p.m.
Examiners: A. Bomford, P.C. Harris.

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English Language and Literature

M. BEN-NAFTALI, St John's: `The crying game: Lyotard, Derrida, Levinas, and thought "after Auschwitz"'.
Wadham, Friday, 20 December, 2.15 p.m.
Examiners: S. Critchley, R.J.C. Young.

A.E. MCGOVERN-MOURON, Lincoln: `An edition of The Desert of Religion'.
University, Friday, 10 January, 2.30 p.m.
Examiners: E.H. Cooper, S.S. Hussey.

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Music

M. NAWROCKA-COLQUHOUN, St Hilda's: `The idea of musical expression in British aesthetics 1700–1830'.
Faculty of Music, Tuesday, 7 January, 2.15 p.m.
Examiners: R.A. Rasch, P.R. Franklin.

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Physical Sciences

R.D. DARYANANI, University: `Potential distribution around dust particles in plasmas'.
Clarendon Laboratory, Tuesday, 14 January, 2 p.m.
Examiners: J.S. Wark, R. Bingham.

S.I. FARAHAT, Wolfson: `Electron energy distribution functions in radio-frequency discharges'.
Department of Engineering Science, Friday, 20 December, 11 a.m.
Examiners: A.M. Howatson, A.D.R. Phelps.

D. HEPWORTH, Linacre: `The development of a hydroxylamine chiral auxiliary'.
Dyson Perrins Laboratory, Friday, 20 December, 10 a.m.
Examiners: D.W. Knight, D.M. Hodgson.

ZHI XIN LI, University: `Neutron reflection from interfaces'.
Physical and Theoretical Chemistry Laboratory, Wednesday, 18 December, 1.30 p.m.
Examiners: R.M. Richardson, K.A. McLauchlan.

C.H. MACKINNON, New College: `Studies on a-ketoisocaproate dioxygenase'.
Dyson Perrins Laboratory, Friday, 13 December, 10 a.m.
Examiners: D.H.G. Crout, J.D. Sutherland.

A.L. NAIRAC, Hertford: `An analogue visual velocity sensor for robot navigation'.
Department of Engineering Science, Thursday, 19 December, 10.30 a.m.
Examiners: W.P. Heath, P.G. Probert.

J.K. ROBINSON, Hertford: `Bio-organic studies on proline 4-hydroxylase'.
New Chemistry Laboratory, Monday, 23 December, 2 p.m.
Examiners: C.V. Robinson, F.N.R. Thomas.

G. TAYLOR, St John's: `New developments in mono- and binuclear metallocene chemistry'.
Jesus, Friday, 10 January, 2.15 p.m.
Examiners: F.G.N. Cloke, A.J. Downs.

XUEFENG YAN, St Catherine's: `Studies on N-cyclopentadienyl derivatives of early transition metals'.
Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory, Tuesday, 17 December, 2 p.m.
Examiners: V.C. Gibson, P.D. Beer.

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Physiological Sciences

S. FRANCE, St John's: `Some effects of early hearing loss on the function and connections of the ferret auditory cortex'.
Department of Physiology, Friday, 20 December, 2 p.m.
Examiners: M.C. Brown, K. Fox.

P.E. MENELL, Magdalen: `Low-level auditory temporal coping in developmental dyslexia: neurophysiological and psychoacoustic evidence of dysfunction'.
Department of Physiology, Thursday, 9 January, 2 p.m.
Examiners: B.S. Rosner, G.G.R. Green.

G.E. MORGAN, Jesus: `The transcriptional regulation of the gene for human clotting factor IX'.
Institute of Molecular Medicine, Friday, 10 January, 2 p.m.
Examiners: D.R. Higgs, M. Parker.

B. SEDDON, Linacre: `The role of thymic and peripheral T cell subsets in the control of autoimmunity'.
Nuffield Department of Surgery, Tuesday, 14 January, 2 p.m.
Examiners: K.J. Wood, G.W. Butcher.

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Social Studies

A.M. BARR, St Antony's: `Entrepreneurial networks and economic growth'.
Examination Schools, Thursday, 16 January, 11 a.m.
Examiners: J.B. Knight, J. Gunning.

M.M.C. MESQUITA, St Peter's: `Determinants of the equilibrium exchange rate in the Brazilian economy'.
Queen Elizabeth House, Monday, 16 December, 2.30 p.m.
Examiners: C.S. Adam, A.J. Wood.

C. PETSOULAS, Nuffield: `The idea of spontaneous order in the thought of F.A. Hayek and the Scottish Enlightenment'.
Examination Schools, Tuesday, 17 December, 2 p.m.
Examiners: J.N. Gray, A. Gamble.

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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:

Social Studies

M. JENSEN, Linacre College: `Subnational mobilisation—towards a Europe of the regions?'.
Christ Church, Friday, 20 December, 2.15 p.m.
Examiners: D.J. Hine, W.E. Paterson.