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BOARD OF THE FACULTY OF SOCIAL STUDIES

Election of three ordinary members

30 January 1997

The following have been duly elected as ordinary members:

1. G.R. PEELE, MA, M.PHIL., Fellow of Lady Margaret Hall. To hold office until the beginning of Michaelmas Term 1998.

2. N.H. DIMSDALE, MA, Fellow of Queen's. To hold office until the beginning of Michaelmas Term 1997.

3. M.F.E. PHILP, MA, M.PHIL., Fellow of Oriel. To hold office until the beginning of Michaelmas Term 1997.

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BOARD OF THE FACULTY OF ORIENTAL STUDIES

Election of one ordinary member

An election will be held on Thursday, 20 March to fill a vacancy for an ordinary member (vice Mr A. Jones, resigned), to hold office until the beginning of Michaelmas Term 1997.

Nominations in writing by two electors will be received by the Secretary of Faculties at the University Offices up to 4 p.m. on Monday, 24 February, and nominations by six electors up to 4 p.m. on Tuesday, 11 March.

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JOINT COMMITTEE FOR PHYSICS AND PHILOSOPHY

HONOUR SCHOOL OF PHYSICS AND PHILOSOPHY

Syllabuses for Part A of the Second Public Examination (Hilary Term 1997)

Corrigendum

In Gazette, Vol. 125, p. 1284 (15 June 1995), left- hand column, in notice under the heading `Joint Committee for Physics and Philosophy', delete:

`Two written papers on the fundamental principles of Physics.'

and substitute:

`One three-hour written paper in Theoretical Physics and two written papers on the fundamental principles of Physics.'

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CHAIRMEN OF EXAMINERS

HILARY TERM AND APRIL 1997

Master of Philosophy

Qualifying Examination in English Studies Courses I and II: R.F.S. HAMER, MA, Student of Christ Church

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TRINITY TERM 1997

Honour School

Natural Science—Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry Part II: A. WATTS, MA, Fellow of St Hugh's (address: Department of Biochemistry)

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Master of Philosophy

Qualifying Examination in Development Studies: F.J. STEWART, MA, D.PHIL., Fellow of Somerville (address: Queen Elizabeth House)

English Studies Courses (vi), (vii), and (viii): J.S. KELLY, MA, D.PHIL., Fellow of St John'sp Greek and/or Roman History: R.S.O. TOMLIN, MA, D.PHIL., Fellow of Wolfson

Management Studies: M. YOUNG, MA, D.PHIL., Fellow of Templeton

Qualifying Examination in Management Studies: M. YOUNG, MA, D.PHIL., Fellow of Templeton

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Master of Science

Environmental Change and Management: J. BOARDMAN, Keble (address: Environmental Change Unit)

Human Biology: A.J. BOYCE, MA, D.PHIL., Fellow of St John's (address: Department of Biological Anthropology)

Theoretical Chemistry: M.S. CHILD, MA, Fellow of University (address: Department of Physical and Theoretical Chemistry)

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Master of Studies

English Local History (second year): W.J. BLAIR, MA, Fellow of Queen's Greek and/or Roman History: R.S.O. TOMLIN, MA, D.PHIL., Fellow of Wolfson

Islamic Art and Archaeology: J.A.J. RABY, MA, D.PHIL., Fellow of St Hugh's (address: Oriental Institute)

Islamic Art and Archaeology—Research Methods and Techniques: J.A.J. RABY, MA, D.PHIL., Fellow of St Hugh's (address: Oriental Institute)

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Diploma

Human Biology: A.J. BOYCE, MA, D.PHIL., Fellow of St John's (address: Department of Biological Anthropology)

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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 28 February.

1 Board of the Faculty of English Language and Literature

(a) M.Phil. in English Studies

With immediate effect

In Examination Decrees, 1996, p. 568, after l. 29 insert `The examiners may award a distinction for excellence in the whole examination.'

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(b) D.Phil. in English Language and Literature

With immediate effect

In Examination Decrees, 1996, p. 819, delete ll. 41–5 and substitute:

`(ii) Application for confirmation of D.Phil. status shall be accompanied by (a) two copies of a statement giving the title of the thesis, and summarising each component chapter in approximately 1,000 words per chapter, and

(b) two copies of an overview of the intended thesis, of approximately 1,000 words, stating how much of the thesis is complete and how much remains to be done (with an estimate of the probable date of completion).'

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2 Board of the Faculty of Mathematical Sciences

(a) M.Phil. in Mathematics for Industry

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

1 In Examination Decrees, 1996, p. 604, l. 40, delete `1 September' and substitute `the third Monday in September'.

2 Ibid., ll. 41–2, delete `c/o Mathematical Institute, 24–29 St Giles', Oxford OX1 3LB,' and substitute `c/o the Clerk of the Schools, Examination Schools, High Street, Oxford,'.

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(b) M.Sc. in Mathematical Modelling and Numerical Analysis

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

In Examination Decrees, 1996, p. 749, l. 30, delete `13 September' and substitute `15 September'.

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3 Board of the Faculty of Theology

(a) M.Phil. in Theology

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

1 In Examination Decrees, 1996, p. 637, delete ll. 19–24 and substitute:

`Candidates admitted in Michaelmas Term 1996 may take the examination according to the 1996 regulations. Candidates will be required to offer three papers:

(i) A general paper on the nature and practice of ecclesiastical history. Candidates will be expected to answer questions on the various understandings of history which have been advanced within Christianity at different periods. They will also be expected to show knowledge of the variety of approaches to historical method which have emerged as a result of the modern professionalisation of teaching and research in history. They will be expected to be familiar with short extracts from Christian historians (listed below), chosen as illuminating the outlook and purpose of the writers. Knowledge of these passages will be taken as a basis for candidates commenting on the work of those historians. Acts, Ch. 1'.

2 Ibid., after l. 30 insert:

`J. Calvin, Preface to Chrysostom's Homilies in W. Ian P. Hazlett, `Calvin's Latin Preface to his proposed French edition of Chrysostom's Homilies: Translation and Commentary', in Humanism and Reform: the Church in Europe, England and Scotland, 1400–1643, ed. J. Kirk (Studies in Church History, Subsidia 8), 1991, pp. 129–150

J. Foxe, ed. J. Pratt, Acts and Monuments (8 vols., 4th edn., 1877) [and cognate editions from Cattley and Townsend or Pratt], I, pp. 3–15

G. Burnet, History of the Reformation (6 vols., 1865 edn.), I, pp. 1–19'.

3 Ibid., l. 37, delete `313' and substitute `303'.

4 Ibid., delete l. 40 and substitute:

`(d) European Christianity, ad 1800–1950'.

5 Ibid., delete l. 42 and substitute:

`1. The Council of Chalcedon'.

6 Ibid., delete l. 45 and substitute:

`3. English Protestant Identities 1558–1660

4. Religion and the English Enlightenment 1660–1762'.

7 Ibid., ll. 46–8, renumber papers 4.–6. as papers 5.–7.

8 Ibid., after l. 48 insert:

`With the Board's permission three essays of not more than 5,000 words may be submitted in place of paper (ii)'.

9 Ibid., p. 638, delete ll. 2–15 and substitute:

`1. The Council of Chalcedon

Passages for comment will be set from amongst the following texts. Candidates may choose to answer only on English-language passages, but will not normally be allowed to proceed to a D.Phil. unless at least one passage in Greek or Latin is satisfactorily attempted.

Original Languages

Cyril of Alexandria, Second and Third Letters to Nestorius, ed. and trans. L.R., Wickham, 1983.

Decrees of Ephesus (431) and Chalcedon (451) in N. Tanner (ed.),

Decrees of Ecumenical Councils, Vol. I (Sheed and Ward, 1990).

Epistula Leonis ad Flavianum, in C.A. Heurtley (ed.), De Fide et Symbolo, 1991, pp. 205–216.

English:

Cyril of Alexandria, Second and Third Letters to Nestorius, ed. and trans. L.R., Wickham, 1983.

Acts of Ephesus and Chalcedon in H.R. Percival, The Seven Ecumenical Councils (Library of Nicene and Post-Nicene Fathers XIV, Edinburgh 1899, repr. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans 1991), pp. 196–288. Note: this includes all documents and canons.

The Formula of Reunion (433) and the Tome of Leo, in E.R. Hardy, Christology of the Later Fathers, 1954, pp. 255–270.'

10 Ibid., delete ll. 24–43 and substitute:

`3. English Protestant Identities 1558–1660 L. Andrewes, Sermons Nativity 10, Nativity 15, Resurrection 15, Whitsun 11, Gunpowder 6, Of the worshipping of imaginations, in Works, eds. J.P. Wilson and J. Bliss, 9 vols., 1841–54, vols. I, pp. 153–74, 249–64; III, pp. 23–28, 301–22; IV, pp. 296– 317; V, pp. 54–70

R. Baxter, The Autobiography of Richard Baxter, ed. N.H. Keeble, 1974, pp. 3–141

G. Bray (ed.), Documents of the English Reformation, 1994, pp. 284–311, 318–63, 397–452, 481–543

R. Browne, `A Treatise of reformation without tarrying' and `A true and short declaration' in The Writings of Robert Harrison and Robert Browne, eds. A. Peel and L.H. Carlson, 1953

G. Fox, A Journal or historical account of the life, travels, sufferings . . . of . . . George Fox, ed. J.L. Nickalls, 1952, pp. 1–391

R. Hooker, Laws of Ecclesiastical Polity, Bks. IV, chs. 1–6; V, chs. 67–68; VII, chs. 10–18, in Works of Hooker, ed. W. Speed Hill, 7 vols., 1977–93, vols. I, pp. 272–92; II, pp. 330–59; III, pp. 202–63

J. Jewel, An apology of the Church of England, in Works of John Jewel . . ., ed. J. Ayre, 4 vols., 1845–50, III, pp. 52–112

W.L. Lumpkin (ed.), Baptist Confessions of faith, 1959, pp. 79–235

W. Perkins, A golden chaine, abbr. in The Works of William Perkins, ed. I. Breward, 1970, pp. 169–261

L.J. Trinterud (ed.), Elizabethan Puritanism, 1971, pp. 40–383

The Works of . . . John Whitgift . . . , ed. J. Ayre, 3 vols., 1851–3, vols. I, pp. 1–12, 171–87; III, pp. 468–551

J. Williams, the Holy Table: Name and Thing, 1637, repr. in facsimile in B. Williams (ed.), The Work of Archbishop John Williams, 1988

4. Religion and the English Enlightenment 1660–1762 Anon., An exact relation of the wonderful cure of Mary Maillard, 1730

The Conway Letters, ed. M. Nicholson, revised S. Hutton, 1992

D. Hume, Of Superstition and Enthusiasm, 1741

——, Of Miracles, 1748

——, The Natural History of Religion, 1757

J. Locke, The Reasonableness of Christianity, 1695

T. Sprat, The History of the Royal Society, 1667

E. Stillingfleet, Origines Sacrae, 1662

J. Toland, Christianity not mysterious, 1696

——, Nazarenus, 1718

Selected Letters of Horace Walpole, ed. W.S. Lewis, 1973

W. Whiston, Mr Whiston's Memoirs, 1749

M. Wortley Montague, Embassy Letters 1716–18'. 11 Ibid., l. 44, delete `4.' and substitute `5.'

12 Ibid., p. 639, l. 4, delete `5.' and substitute `6.'

13 Ibid., l. 15, delete `6.' and substitute `7.'

(b) M.St. in Theology

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

1 In Examination Decrees, 1996, p. 698, delete l. 32 and substitute:

`(i) A general paper on the nature and practice of ecclesiastical history.'

2 Ibid., delete l. 37 and substitute:

`(d) European Christianity, AD 1800–1950'.

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DEGREE OF DOCTOR OF SCIENCE

The Board of the Faculty of Physical Sciences has granted leave to S.B. RIFFAT, Keble, to supplicate for the Degree of Doctor of Science.

A list of 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 give notice of oral examination of their candidates as follows:

Anthropology and Geography

J. SCOTT-JACKSON, St Cross: `A study of Lower and Middle Palaeolithic artefacts found in relation to deposits mapped as clay-with-flints on the chalk downlands of southern England'.
Pitt Rivers Research Centre, Monday, 17 February, 2.30 p.m.
Examiners: R.B.G. Williams, R.W. Dennell.

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Clinical Medicine

G. CHIDLOW, St Catherine's: `The role of the indoleamines serotonin and melatonin in the iris-ciliary body of the rabbit'.
Oxford Eye Hospital, Thursday, 6 March, 2 p.m.
Examiners: J.F. Salmon, W.S. Wilson.

A. MCLEAN THOMPSON, Linacre: `Globin gene regulation during erythoid differentiation'.
Brasenose, Tuesday, 18 February, 2 p.m.
Examiners: N.J. Proudfoot, A.R. Green.

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English Language and Literature

S.L. RUSSELL, Pembroke: `Home and empire: domesticity and imperialism in some mid-nineteenth century fiction'.
St Cross Building, Thursday, 20 March, 2 p.m.
Examiners: D.L. Birch, S. Shuttleworth.

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Mathematical Sciences

P. HOUSTON, Linacre: `Lagrange–Galerkin methods for unsteady convection–diffusion problems: a posteriori error analysis and adaptivity'.
Computing Laboratory, Wednesday, 5 March, 10.30 a.m.
Examiners: Y.J.M. Tourigny, A.J. Wathen.

A. WABENHORST, Wolfson: `On fairness in terminating and reactive systems'.
Computing Laboratory, Friday, 21 February, 10 a.m.
Examiners: E.-R. Olderog, C.A.R. Hoare.

I. ZOIS, Exeter: `The duality between two-index potentials and the non-linear s model in field theory'.
Balliol, Monday, 20 February, 2 p.m.
Examiners: K.C. Hannabuss, C. Isham.

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Modern History

M.A. PONS, St Antony's: `Regulating Spanish banking, 1940–75'.
Queen Elizabeth House, Tuesday, 25 March, 2.30 p.m.
Examiners: M. Collins, E.V.K. Fitzgerald.

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Physical Sciences

J. LONG, Christ Church: `Synthesis of new axially chiral diphosphines and phophinamines for asymmetric catalysis'.
Dyson Perrins Laboratory, Friday, 14 February, 2 p.m.
Examiners: S.C. Woodward, D.M. Hodgson.

J. TUDOR, Balliol: `Synthesis and catalytic activity of organometallic-inorganic composite materials'.
Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory, Wednesday, 19 February, 10 a.m.
Examiners: M. Mingos, P.D. Beer.

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Physiological Sciences

A. HEADLAM, Linacre: `Afferent connections of a vasomotor centre in the medial prefrontal cortex of the rat'.
Department of Human Anatomy, Wednesday, 5 March, 2 p.m.
Examiners: D.J. Clarke, J.H. Coote.

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Social Studies

R. MACCULLOCH, Christ Church: `The structure of the Welfare State'.
Nuffield, Friday, 14 March, 11 a.m.
Examiners: A.B. Atkinson, B. McCormick.

M.C. MEANEY, Merton: `Resistance and political change in south-west France: a case study of Vienne, Charente, Haute-Vienne, and Dordogne'.
Balliol, Saturday, 15 February, 2.30 p.m.
Examiners: S.K. Hazareesingh, D.S. Bell.

HIROKO TANAKA, Wolfson: `Language, culture, and social interaction: a comparison of turn-taking in Japanese and Anglo/American English'.
Nissan Institute of Japanese Studies, Monday, 10 March, 2.30 p.m.
Examiners: R.J. Goodman, P. Drew.

M.A. VACHUDOVA, St Antony's: `The systemic and domestic determinants of the foreign policies of East Central European states, 1990–4'.
Centre for International Studies, Thursday, 6 March, 2.15 p.m.
Examiners: A. Hurrell, G. Kolankiewicz.

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