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GENERAL BOARD OF THE FACULTIES

With the approval of the General Board, the following appointments and reappointments have been made and titles conferred for the periods stated.

1 Appointments

UNIVERSITY LECTURERS

Biological Sciences

DAVID B. GOLDSTEIN (BS UCLA, MA Connecticut, Ph.D. Stanford), Fellow-elect of New College. In Evolutionary Biology. From 1 October 1996 until 30 September 2001.

TIMOTHY C. GUILFORD, MA, D.Phil., Fellow of Merton. In Animal Behaviour/Ecology. From 1 October 1996 until 30 September 2001.

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Law

RICHARD YOUNG (LLB, Ph.D. Birmingham), Fellow-elect of Pembroke. In Criminal Justice. From 1 January 1997 until 31 December 2001.

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UNIVERSITY LECTURERS (FIXED-TERM)

Anthropology and Geography

NICHOLAS J. MUNDY (BA Cambridge, Ph.D. London), supernumerary Fellow-elect of Lady Margaret Hall. In Primate Evolutionary Biology. From 27 April 1997 until 26 April 2002.

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TEMPORARY UNIVERSITY LECTURERS

Biological Sciences

MARY GREGORIOU (B.Sc., Ph.D. London). In Molecular Biophysics. From 1 December 1996 until 31 December 1997.

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Management Studies

MARK B. SHACKLETON, MA (MBA INSEAD). In Management Studies (Finance). From 16 September 1996 until 15 September 1997.

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Physical Sciences

GAVIN B. DALTON, MA, D.Phil. In Physics. From 1 October 1996 until 30 September 2001.

MARTIN E. MOORHEAD, D.Phil. (B.Sc. Manchester). In Physics. From 1 October 1996 until 30 September 1999.

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TEMPORARY JUNIOR LECTURER

Medieval and Modern Languages

ANTHONY J. LAPPIN, BA. In Portuguese and Brazilian Studies. From 1 October 1996 until 30 September 1997.

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2 Reappointments

DEPUTY DIRECTOR OF INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMMES

Continuing Education

ANGUS B. HAWKINS, MA (BA Reading, Ph.D. London), Fellow of Kellogg. From 27 April 1997 until the retiring age.

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UNIVERSITY LECTURER (CUF)

Law

SUSAN J. BRIGHT, BCL, MA, Fellow of St Hilda's. In Law. From 1 April 1997 until the retiring age.

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PRE-CLINICAL ADVISER

Physiological Sciences

TIMOTHY J. HORDER, BM, MA (Ph.D. Edinburgh). From 1 October 1996 until 30 September 1998.

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HEBREW CENTRE LECTURER

Oriental Studies

ALISON G. SALVESEN, MA, D.Phil., Fellow in Aramaic and Syriac Studies at the Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies. In Oriental Studies. From 1 April 1997 until 31 March 2002.

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3 Conferment of title

VISITING LECTURER

Biological Sciences

JOHN C. STANLEY, MA, D.Phil. In Biochemistry. From 1 September 1996 until 31 August 1999.

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UNIVERSITY LECTURER (CUF)

Law

WILLIAM J. SWADLING (BA CNAA, LL.M. London), Fellow of Brasenose. In Law. From 1 January 1997 until 31 December 2001.

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4 Appointments by the Board of the Faculty of Clinical Medicine

UNIVERSITY LECTURER (FIXED-TERM)

PATRICK H. MAXWELL, MA, D.Phil (MBBS London) MRCP. In Nephrology. From 1 October 1996 until 30 September 2001.

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CLINICAL LECTURERS

MARK E. EMERTON, BM, MA, FRCS. In Orthopaedic Surgery. From 1 September 1996 until 31 August 1998.

HUGH P. O'CONNOR (BA, MB, B.Ch., BAO Dublin) MRCPI, MRCOG. In Obstetrics and Gynaecology. From 1 February 1997 until 31 January 2000.

PAUL G. URSELL (MB BS London) FRCOpth. In Ophthalmology. From 1 December 1996 until 30 November 1999.

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5 Reappointments by the Board of the Faculty of Clinical Medicine

CLINICAL READER

ANDREW R. WILKINSON, MA (MB, Ch.B. Birmingham) FRCP, Fellow of All Souls. From 1 February 1997 until the retiring age.

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UNIVERSITY LECTURER (MEDICAL)

ANGELA C. VINCENT, MA (MB, BS, M.Sc. London), Fellow of Somerville and titular Reader in Neurology. In Clinical Neuroimmunology. From 1 August 1997 until the retiring age.

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JOINT UNIVERSITY/HOSPITAL APPOINTMENTS

R.T. MAYON-WHITE, MA status (MB, BS London, BA Open). In Public Health Medicine. From 1 May 1997 until 30 April 2002.

PHILLIP J. ROBSON, MA status (MB, BS London). In Psychiatry. From 1 February 1997 until 31 January 2002.

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6 Conferment of title by the Board of the Faculty of Clinical Medicine

HONORARY SENIOR CLINICAL LECTURERS

(From 1 October 1996 until 30 September 2001 unless otherwise stated)
MARY Y. ANTHONY (MB, BS, D.Ch. London) MRCP. In Paediatrics.

MICHAEL BURCH (MD Leeds) MRCP. In Paediatrics. From 1 December 1996 until 30 November 2001.

PAUL L.F. GIANGRANDE (B.Sc., MB, Ch.B., MD Manchester) FRCP, FRCPath. In Haematology.

DAVID M. KEELING (B.Sc., MB, BS, MD London) MRCP, MRCPath. In Haematology.

PHILIP D. MASON (B.Sc., MB, BS, Ph.D. London) MRCP. In Nephrology.

NICHOLAS P. ROWELL (MD London). In Clinical Oncology.

JOHN A.H. WASS, MA (MD London), FRCP. In Endocrinology.

DISTRICT CLINICAL TUTOR AT KETTERING GENERAL HOSPITAL

JOHN S. SMITH (MB, BS London) FRCGP, Consultant in Palliative Medicine. From 2 October 1996 until 1 October 2001.

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7 Reconferment of title by the Board of the Faculty of Clinical Medicine

HONORARY SENIOR CLINICAL LECTURERS

(until retiring age or resignation from the substantive post)
SIMON J.G. OSTLERE, MA status (MB, BS London) MRCP. FRCR. In Radiology. From 1 March 1997.

RAVI G.P. PILLAI, MA status (MB, BS London) FRCS. In Cardiothoracic Surgery. From 1 February 1997.

PHILLIP J. ROBSON, MA status (MB, BS London) MRCP, MRCPsych. In Psychiatry. From 1 March 1997.

SUSAN M. SELLERS, MA status (MD Manchester) FRCOG. In Obstetrics and Gynaecology. From 1 February 1997.

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CHAIRMEN OF EXAMINERS

TRINITY TERM 1997

Preliminary Examination

Economics and Management: C.A. GREENHALGH, MA, Fellow of St Peter's

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Honour Moderations

Classics and English: N.S. SMITH, MA, D.PHIL., Fellow of Keble

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Honour Schools

Economics and Management: H.S. SHIN, MA, M.PHIL., D.PHIL., Fellow of Nuffield

Experimental Psychology: R.E. PASSINGHAM, MA, Fellow of Wadham (address: Department of Experimental Psychology)

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Master of Philosophy

Latin American Studies: A.E. ANGELL, MA, Fellow of St Antony's

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Master of Science

Applied Statistics: R.W. HIORNS, MA, Fellow of Linacre (address: Department of Statistics)

Public Policy in Latin America: A.E. ANGELL, MA, Fellow of St Antony's

Bachelor of Fine Art

Preliminary Examination: B.D. CATLING, MA, Fellow of Linacre (address: Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art)

Diploma

Applied Statistics: R.W. HIORNS, MA, Fellow of Linacre (address: Department of Statistics)

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BOARD OF THE FACULTY OF MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES

HONOUR SCHOOL OF MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES 1998

The Board of the Faculty of Mathematical Sciences has approved the following list of papers for examination in Section o of the Honour School of Mathematical Sciences 1998 (see Examination Decrees, 1996, p. 290, regulation 3(e)).

Paper o3: Functional Programming and Algorithm Design (as specified for Section 4 of the Regulations for Honour Moderations in Mathematics and Computation). This course involves practical work. All candidates will be assessed as to their practical ability under the provisions laid down in the Regulations for Section 4 of Honour Moderations in Mathematics and Computation. Practical weight: one sixth. Paper of 2 hours 30 minutes. [This option is not available to candidates who have taken Honour Moderations in Mathematics and Computation.]

Paper o4: Imperative Programming (as specified for Paper I.1 of the Honour School of Computation). This course involves practical work according to provisions laid down in the Regulations for the Honour School of Computation. Practical weight: one sixth. Paper of 2 hours 30 minutes.

Paper o5: Algorithms and Complexity (as specified for Paper I.5 of the Honour School of Computation). No practical. Paper of 3 hours.

Paper o6: History of Philosophy from Descartes to Kant (Paper 101 of the Regulations for Philosophy in Some of the Honour Schools). No candidate will be permitted this option who is not offering Paper b1.

Paper o7: Metaphysics and Theory of Knowledge (Paper 102 of the Regulations for Philosophy in Some of the Honour Schools). No candidate will be permitted this option who is not offering Paper b1.

Paper o8: Philosophy of Mathematics (Paper 122 of the Regulations for Philosophy in Some of the Honour Schools). No candidate will be permitted this option who is not offering Paper b1.

Paper o9: Astronomy (as specified for Subject 9 of the Regulations for the Preliminary Examination in Physical Sciences). There is no requirement for practical work with this course.

Paper o10: Mathematics and Finance

This paper will consist of three parts: Part I, Part II, and Part III. Candidates will be expected to show a knowledge of two of the three parts. In the examination four essay questions and two calculation questions will be set on Part I, four questions will be set on Part II, and four questions on Part III.

Part I: Corporate Finance

Discounted cash flow and capital project appraisal methods. Portfolio theory, models of financial market equilibrium and implications for the cost of capital and divisional performance measurement. Financial market efficiency, methods of company finance, capital structure, with further implications for the cost of capital.

Part II: Mathematical Models of Financial Derivatives

Introduction to markets, assets, interest rates and present value; arbitrage and the law of one price; European call and options, payoff diagrams; other option strategies; Wiener processes as models for asset price movements; informal treatment of Ito's lemma; hedging and the Black--Scholes analysis, leading to the Black--Scholes partial differential equation for a derivative price—reduction to the heat equation; review of theory for the heat equation, explicit solution for call and put options; extensions to dividends paid on the asset, time-varying parameters; forward and future contracts, options on them; American options as free boundary problems and linear complementarity problems; weakly path-dependent options including lookbacks and asians. Simple treatment of stochastic interest rates and their derivatives.

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Part III: Decision Mathematics

The theme is decision-making under conditions of uncertainty, when typically more than one decision has to be taken, later decisions depending on the outcome of earlier decisions. This will be explored in the contexts of, for example, investment decisions, insurance, choosing a job, searching for a hidden object, and planning industrial research.

The main mathematical tools are stochastic dynamic programming, allocation indices, and utility theory. Dynamic programming centres on a recurrence equation which expresses the fact that the first decision should be one which is optimal given that all later decisions are optimal. Allocation indices express priorities for different ways of allocating resources, and sometimes simplify the calculation of how to do so in an optimal way. Utility is a map onto a scale in terms of which (unlike a monetary scale) preferences between uncertain outcomes are measured by the expectation operator.

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Paper o11: Mathematical Modelling and Applications

This paper will consist of Part I followed by two application courses in Part II. Undergraduates will normally take one of the two application courses. Part I will provide a broad base of common techniques and simple applications and the applications courses will go into a particular are of application in more depth. The examination will have four questions on Part I and four questions on each course in Part II.

Part I: Introduction to Mathematical Modelling

The aim of the course is to develop and extend some of the theoretical ideas developed in the mainstream mathematics course and to show how they can be applied in simple modelling situations. The methods and models will be fully integrated so that each technique will be illustrated with at least one application.

Methods to be covered:

Modelling, nondimensionalisation, dimensional analysis, similarity solutions.

Asymptotic methods of solution for ordinary differential equations, regular and singular expansions, bifurcations, stability.

First order quasi-linear partial differential equations, travelling wave solutions, shocks.

Classification of second-order quasi-linear partial differential equations, well-posedness, linear and nonlinear diffusion equations, travelling waves, solutions with compact support, moving boundary problems.

Part II

either Mathematics and the Environment

Applications of mathematics to environmental problems involving the use of models with ordinary differential equations, first order partial differential equations, and nonlinear diffusion equations. Examples to be considered will be taken from the following: (i) river flow; (ii) climate dynamics and ice ages; (iii) geomagnetic reversals of the earth's magnetic field; (iv) soil consolidation and groundwater flow; (v) snow melt run-off; (vi) surging ice sheets; (vii) glacier outburst flood (Jökulhlaups).

or Mathematics in Material Science

Mechanics Simple models for elastic and plastic materials, rods and plates, elastic waves, dislocations, yield criterion (linear and nonlinear partial differential equations, tensors, complex variables).

Phase Changes Basis ideas about free energy and order parameters. Melting and solidification of pure materials and alloys, simple Stefan problems, solid/solid phase transformations (ordinary and partial differential equations, asymptotics, calculus of variations, stability).

Electromagnetic Properties Simple models for semiconductivity and superconducting devices, p--n junctions, type I and type II superconductors, vortices, critical-state models.

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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 31 January.

1 Board of the Faculty of Mathematical Sciences

M.Sc. in Geometry, Mathematical Physics, and Analysis

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

1 In Examination Decrees, 1996, p. 744, l. 2 (as amended by cl. 2 of change 6(b) in Gazette dated 11 July 1996, p. 1375) delete `three' and substitute `one'.

2 Ibid., delete ll. 10–18 and substitute:

`Manifolds. Tangent vectors, the tangent bundle, orientation. Vector fields, the Lie bracket, differential equations on manifolds.

Differential forms, exterior derivative.

Partitions of unity. Integration on (oriented) manifolds. Stokes' theorem. De Rham cohomology. Riemannian metrics. Relations with standard vector calculus (div, grad, curl) on 3-manifolds. The Levi-Civita connection, geodesics, curvature and its symmetries.

Lie groups and Lie algebras. Semisimple Lie groups and Lie algebras. The Killing form, Cartan's criterion. Cartan subalgebras, maximal tori. Weights and root systems. Weyl groups and Weyl chambers. Outline of the classification of simple Lie algebras.

Classification of compact Lie groups. Representations of Lie groups and Lie algebras. The representations of SL(2,C). Representations of semisimple Lie algebras, highest weight representations.

Three additional courses chosen from a list approved by the standing committee and published in the Gazette before the end of the Trinity Term of the academic year preceding that in which the examination is sat.'

3 Ibid., l. 29, delete `lectures' and substitute `lectures, the list of additional courses in Schedule 1'.

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2 Board of the Faculty of Physical Sciences

Degrees of Master of Science by Research and Doctor of Philosophy

With immediate effect

In Examination Decrees, 1996, p. 839, insert after l. 2:

`Appointment of examiners

In applying for appointment of examiners, candidates are reminded that a supervisor is disqualified from appointment, and that the faculty board will not normally appoint as examiner individuals previously closely associated with the work of the candidate, representatives of any organisation sponsoring the candidate's research, or former colleagues of the candidate. Dispensation from this rule should be sought from the Chairman of the faculty board's Graduate Studies Committee through the departmental Director of Graduate Studies.'

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3 Board of the Faculty of Theology

M.St. in Theology

(a) With immediate effect

In Examination Decrees, 1996, p. 695, l. 20, after `must submit' insert `two copies of'.

(b) With effect from 1 October 1997 (for first examination in 1998) In Examination Decrees, 1996, p. 696, delete l. 16–22 and substitute:

`With the Board's permission, candidates may submit either an essay of 10,000–15,000 words on a research topic approved by the Board in place of one of the papers under 2. and 3., or three essays of not more than 5,000 words in place of one of the papers under 2. and 3. or an essay of 10,000–15,000 words on a research topic approved by the Board in place of one of the papers under 2. and 3. together with three essays of not more than 5,000 words in place of the other of the papers under 2. and 3.'

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4 Committee for the School of Management Studies

Master of Business Administration

With immediate effect

1 In Examination Decrees, 1996, p. 1096, l. 28, delete `,' and substitute `and'.

2 Ibid., l. 29, delete `and information management'.

3 Ibid., delete ll. 43–5, and substitute:

`for three out of four core courses detailed in Schedule A, one assignment for each of three advanced elective courses which they are required to choose from the list of such courses which will be published annually by the Deputy Director (MBA) before the last Friday of Michaelmas Term, and two assignments on the integrative project which candidates are required to undertake during Michaelmas and Hilary Terms and to present at the end of Hilary Term. Two copies of each assignment must be submitted to the chairman'.

4 Ibid., p. 1097, l. 11, add `These will include questions on courses held throughout the year and details of which are set out in Schedules A and B.'

5 Ibid., p. 1098, after l. 22, insert as heading `Schedule B'.

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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:

Anthropology and Geography

F. PAPADIMITRIOU, Mansfield: `Land use modelling, land degradation, and land use planning in East Attica, Greece'.
School of Geography, Wednesday, 29 January, 2 p.m.
Examiners: D. Davidson, J. Boardman.

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Clinical Medicine

YA-MIN TIAN, St Edmund Hall: `The involvement of protein kinase C in insulin secretion'.
Department of Clinical Biochemistry, Friday, 24 January, 10 a.m.
Examiners: P.J. Parker, P. Randle.

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English Language and Literature

D. HAVENSTEIN, Wadham: `Sir Thomas Browne's Religio Medici and its imitators: character and style; a computer-aided, comparative analysis'.
Examination Schools, Tuesday, 11 February, 2 p.m.
Examiners: R. Fowler, A.D. Nuttall.

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N.R. JENKINS, Magdalen: `A critical edition of W.H. Auden's \IThe Double Man\'.
Examination Schools, Thursday, 23 January, 2.15 p.m.
Examiners: J.L. Fuller, J. Haffenden.

J. MCCRACKEN, Lincoln: `Plotting Irish history: nationalism and the invention of narrative'.
St John's, Friday, 7 February, 11 a.m.
Examiners: J.S. Kelly, C. Morash.

T. TUCKETT, Corpus Christi: `Character, moral evaluation, and action in Virgilian and Elizabethan pastoral'.
Examination Schools, Tuesday, 4 February, 2 p.m.
Examiners: K. Gransden, A.D. Nuttall.

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Literae Humaniores

D. GOLDBERG, St John's: `Studies in the language of Menander'.
Examination Schools, Friday, 24 January, 10 a.m.
Examiners: H. Petersmann, S.R. West.

A.J. LAUGHLAND, St Antony's: `Schelling's philosophy of freedom'.
Examination Schools, Monday, 27 January, 3 p.m.
Examiners: L. Kolakowski, A. Bowie.

F. WHITE, St Peter's: `Frege, Hilbert, and the foundations of mathematics'.
Philosophy Centre, Wednesday, 22 January, 9 a.m.
Examiners: D.R. Isaacson, C.J.G. Wright.

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Modern History

C.V.J. GRIFFITHS, Merton: `Labour and the country- side: rural strands in the British Labour Movement, 1900–39'.
Worcester, Friday, 24 January, 2.15 p.m.
Examiners: J. Stevenson, A. Howkins.

A. GRUNBERG, St Antony's: `The Chayanta rebellion of 1927 (Northern Potosi, Bolivia)'.
Latin American Centre, Wednesday, 22 January, 11 a.m.
Examiners: A.S. Knight. J. Dunkerley.

R. JAYATILAKA, Pembroke: `The Regula Sancti Benedicti in late Anglo-Saxon England: the manuscripts and their readers'.
St Peter's, Tuesday, 28 January, 2.15 p.m.
Examiners: J. Hill, H.M.R.E. Mayr-Harting.

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Physical Sciences

D. DIXON, St Peter's: `Asymmetric synthesis of andrimid'.
Dyson Perrins Laboratory, Friday, 7 February, 2 p.m.
Examiners: L.M. Harwood, G.W.J. Fleet.

M.J. LYON, Balliol: `Neutron transport in the Sudbury neutrino observatory'.
Nuclear and Astrophysics Laboratory, Tuesday, 18 February, 2.15 p.m.
Examiners: J.M. Pendlebury, W.W.M. Allison.

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Physiological Sciences

B. SEDDON, Linacre: `The role of thymic and peripheral T-cell subsets in the control of autoimmunity'.
Nuffield Department of Surgery, Tuesday, 11 February, 2 p.m.
Examiners: K. Wood, G.W. Butcher.

J.F. WILKINSON, Magdalen: `Regulation of qF activity in Bacillus subtilis'.
Department of Biochemistry, Thursay, 30 January, 2 p.m.
Examiners: J.P. Armitage, M.J. Buttner.

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Social Studies

G.S. LIU, Jesus: `The pricing behaviour of Chinese state enterprises between 1980 and 1991'.
Examination Schools, Monday, 10 February, 2.15 p.m.
Examiners: D.J. Morris, M. Conyon.

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Committee for the School of Management Studies

G.I. COSTELLO, Templeton: `Knowledge management in strategic alliances: the rule of information technol-ogy'.
Templeton, Wednesday, 22 January, 2 p.m.
Examiners: L. Willcocks, J. McGee.