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BOARD OF THE FACULTY OF MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES

Honour School of Mathematics 1998

The Board of the Faculty of Mathematical Sciences has approved the following list of lecture courses for Section c of the Honour School of Mathematics to be examined in Trinity Term 1998 (Examination Decrees, 1996, p. 300, regulation 6(1)(a)).

Model Theory
Proof Theory
Axiomatic Set Theory
Gödel's Incompletess Theorems

Group Theory
Lie Algebras
Representation Theory

Algebraic Topology
Manifolds and Differential Geometry

Functional Analysis
Analytic Topology
C* Algebras

Techniques in Applied Mathematics
Continuum Models

Numerical Linear Algebra
Finite Elements for Partial Differential Equations

Patterns and Networks
Bayesian Statistics

Complexity and Cryptography
Randomised Algorithms

Domain Theory
Lambda Calculus

Further Quantum Theory
General Relativity I
Quantum Field Theory
General Relativity II

Algebraic Number Theory

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Honour School of Computation 1999

Subjects approved for the Honour School of Computation, Trinity Term 1999.

Section II

1. Section II.1. Compilers and Operating Systems.

2. Section II.2. Computer Graphics, Splines, and Computational Geometry.

3. Section II.3. Parallel Scientific Computation and Parallel Algorithms.

4. Section II.4. Object-oriented programming.

5. Section II.5. Mathematical Foundation of Programming Languages (*topics may vary from year to year and may include Lambda Calculus, Domain Theory, Semantics of Programming Languages, Application-oriented program semantics).

6. Section II.6. Advanced Mathematical Logic (*topics may vary from year to year and may include Proof Theory, Model Theory, Axiomatic Set Theory, and Gödel's Incompleteness Theorems).

Options 1, 2, and 3 will have 1/6 practical weight and a two-and- a-half-hour examination.

Option 4 will have 1/3 practical weight and a two-hour examination.

Options 5 and 6 will have no practicals and a three-hour examination.

*Synopses of the topics to be offered will be circulated to undergraduates in the Trinity Term preceding the examination.

Section E

Papers a1, a2, a3, a4, a5, a6, b1, b8, b9, and b10 specified for the Honour School of Mathematical Sciences. All papers will be of three hours' duration except papers b8 and b9 will be a two- and-a-half-hour examination; papers b8 and b9 will contain a practical element, as set out in the Regulations for the Honour School of Mathematical Sciences.

Honour School of Mathematics and Computation 1999

The subject approved for Section II (MC) in the Honour School of Mathematics and Computation, Trinity Term 1999, will be the same as those for Section II of the Honour School of Computation 1999.

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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 committees will come into effect on 1 August.

1 Board of the Faculty of English Language and Literature

(a) Moderations in English Language and Literature

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

In Examination Decrees, 1996, p. 64, ll. 17–19, delete `Questions on approaches to literature will also be set, out of which candidates may answer one, as an alternative to one of the passages for commentary.'

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(b) M.Phil. in English Studies

With effect from 1 October 1998 (for first examination in 1999)

In Examination Decrees, 1996, p. 573, after l. 28 insert:

`16. The Literature of Dissent. Among the areas covered will be: texts that deal with political, social, theological and ecclesiastical dissent in the period c.1100–c.1500, including discussions of issues concerning the position of the poor, women, the uneducated. Materials beyond the accepted range of literary texts, and from works in Latin and French as well as in English, may be included.'

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(c) M.St. in Research Methods in English

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

In Examination Decrees, 1996, p. 687, at the end of l. 13 insert:

`Candidates must gain approval of the topic of their essay by writing to the Chairman of the M.St. Examiners, care of the English Faculty Office, by Monday of the first week of Hilary Term, providing a provisional essay title and an outline of the topic of not more than 200 words.'

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2 Boards of the Faculties of English Language and Literature and Literae Humaniores

Honour School of Classics and English

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

In Examination Decrees, 1996, p. 134, delete ll. 20–1 and substitute:

`(n) The Archaeology of Anglo-Saxon England, seventh to nine centuries AD.'

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3 Board of the Faculty of Literae Humaniores

(a) Honour School of Literae Humaniores

With effect from 1 October 1998 (for first examination in 1999)

1 In Examination Decrees, 1996, p. 271, delete ll. 38–9 and substitute:

`Candidates offering more than three subjects must offer both III.1 and III.5; candidates offering more than one must offer III.1 or III.5 (and may offer both), save that candidates are permitted to offer two of III.11–13 without offering any further subject in Greek and Latin Literature.'

2 Ibid., ll. 41–2, delete `Candidates offering more than one subject must offer either III.1 or III.5, and may offer both.' and substitute: `Candidates offering more than one subject must offer III.1 or III.5 (and may offer both), save that candidates are permitted to offer two of III.11–13 without offering any further subject in Greek and Latin Literature.'

3 Ibid., p. 274, after l. 35 add:

`(d) Silver Latin Epic with special reference to the following texts. Compulsory passages for translation and comment will be set only from those in list [aplha]

[alpha]
Statius, Thebaid IX, Achilleid
Valerius, Argonautica V, VI

[beta]
Lucan I.183–695, IX, X
Statius, Thebaid I, XII
Valerius, Argonautica I
Silius, Punica VIII–X

This subject may not be combined with III.7(d) Seneca and Lucan.'

4 Ibid., p. 275, after l. 19 insert: `This subject may not be combined with III.6(d) Silver Latin Epic.'

5 Ibid., p. 281, after l. 30, right-hand column, insert:

`Statius, Thebaid 9: Dewar; Achilleid: *Garrod.'

6 Ibid., after l. 42, right-hand column, insert: `Valerius, Argonautica: Ehlers (Teubner).'

7 Ibid., p. 280, ll. 8–12, delete `Candidates shall sign a certificate . . . presented together with the thesis', and substitute: `Candidates shall make a declaration that the thesis is their own work, and their tutors shall countersign the declaration confirming that, to the best of their knowledge and belief, this is so. This declaration must be placed in a sealed envelope bearing the candidate's examination number and presented together with the thesis.'

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(b) Honour School of Classics and Modern Languages

(i) With immediate effect

In Examination Decrees, 1996, p. 151, l. 25, after `optional.' insert: `Candidates will be required to scan a short passage.'

(ii) With effect from 1 October 1998 (for first examination 1999)

1 In Examination Decrees, 1996, p. 150, after l. 52 insert:

`or (d) Silver Latin Epic (not to be offered in combination with (vi)(d) Seneca and Lucan).'

2 Ibid., p. 151, l. 5, after `not to be offered in combination with' insert: (v)(d) Silver Latin Epic or'.

(c) Honour School of Oriental Studies

1 In Examination Decrees, 1996, p. 443, after l. 37 insert:

`or (d) Silver Latin Epic (not to be offered in combination with subject (vii)(d) Seneca and Lucan).'

2 Ibid., l. 42, after `(d) Seneca and Lucan' insert: `(not to be offered in combination with subject (vi)(d) Silver Latin Epic).'

3 Ibid., p. 459, after l. 12 insert:

`or (d) Silver Latin Epic (not to be offered in combination with subject (vii)(d) Seneca and Lucan).'

4 Ibid., l. 17, after `(d) Seneca and Lucan)' insert: `(not to be offered in combination with subject (vi)(d) Silver Latin Epic).'

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(d) M.Phil. in Greek and/or Roman History

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

1 In Examination Decrees, 1996, p. 594, after l. 44 insert:

`(xxxii) Athens and Attica. This option is run in collaboration with the British School at Athens, and involves attendance at the residential course organised by the School in alternate years at Athens (beginning in 1998); only those accepted by the School may take the option. Applications for places should be made through the Graduate Studies Committee by the end of Michaelmas Term. Examination will be by presubmitted essays only.'

2 Ibid., l. 45, renumber (xxxii) as (xxxiii).

(e) M.St. in Greek and/or Roman History

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

1 In Examination Decrees, 1996, p. 670, after l. 53 insert:

`(xxxii) Athens and Attica. This option is run in collaboration with the British School at Athens, and involves attendance at the residential course organised by the School in alternate years at Athens (beginning in 1998); only those accepted by the School may take the option. Applications for places should be made through the Graduate Studies Committee by the end of Michaelmas Term. Examination will be by presubmitted essays only.'

2 Ibid., p. 671, l. 1, renumber (xxxii) as (xxxiii).

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4 Board of the Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages

M.Phil. in Slavonic Studies

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

In Examination Decrees, 1996, p. 625, delete ll. 41–8 and substitute:

`1. Candidates will be required to satisfy the examiners in a Qualifying Examination identical with that for the M.St. in Slavonic Studies, in the academic year in which their names are first entered on the Register of M.Phil. Students, before proceeding to the final examination for the M.Phil. in the following year. Holders of the M.St. in Slavonic Studies are exempt from this Qualifying Examination.'

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5 Board of the Faculty of Music

Honour School of Music

With effect from 1 October 1998 (for first examination in 1999)

1 In Examination Decrees, 1996 (as amended by the notice in Gazette, 11 July 1996, p. 1376), delete from l. 15 on p. 405 to l. 2 on p. 406 and substitute:

`Each candidate will be required to offer the four subjects in List A below, and four subjects from Lists B and C, at least one and not more than three from each list. Candidates may also be examined viva voce.

List A (compulsory subjects)

(1) History of Western Music I: c.800–c.1630 (one paper).

(2) History of Western Music II: c.1600 to the present day (one paper).

The Board of the Faculty of Music shall approve, and publish each year by notice in the Faculty of Music, not later than the end of the eighth week of Trinity Term, a list of specified areas of study in (1) and (2) above for the examination six terms thence.

(3) Candidates must offer either

Techniques of Composition I (one paper)

Candidates will be required to complete or continue in the appropriate style a piece of music from which at least one part will be given. One questions must be answered from four set as follows:

(a) later sixteenth-century continental vocal polyphony in four parts;

(b) aria in three parts (voice, obbligato instrument, and basso continuo) from the period c.1700–c.1760;

(c) four-part texture, of the period c.1760–c.1830;

(d) nineteenth-century song accompaniment for piano, in the Austro-Germanic tradition.

or Techniques of Composition II (portfolio submission); see under List C (1)

(4) Musical analysis and criticism

Analytical and critical comment on one musical work (or movement of a work), normally from the late eighteenth or nineteenth century, in a three-hour examination. The score will be provided, but the music will not be heard in performance.'

2 Ibid., p. 407, l. 39, after `List C' insert: `A candidate may offer a total of at least one and not more than three subjects from any part of List C.'

3 Ibid., p. 408, delete ll. 23–30 and substitute:

`(3) Applied Subjects

(4) Historical Subjects

(5) Theoretical Subjects

(6) Practical Subjects

The Board of the Faculty of Music shall approve, and publish each year by notice in the Faculty of Music, not later than the end of the eighth week of Trinity Term, a list of applied, historical, theoretical, and practical subjects for examination six terms thence.'

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6 Board of the Faculty of Oriental Studies

M.Phil. in Modern Middle Eastern Studies

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

1 In Examination Decrees, 1996, p. 610, l. 33, after `or Turkish' add `or Hebrew'.

2 Ibid., p. 610, delete ll. 36–7 and substitute:

`(i) A language examination in Arabic or Persian or Turkish (or Hebrew, subject to the availability of teaching) based on grammar knowledge and elementary reading comprehension.'

3 Ibid., p. 612, l. 2, after `or Turkish' add `or Hebrew, subject to the availability of teaching.'

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7 Board of the Faculty of Physical Sciences

(a) Honour School of Natural Science (Chemistry)

(i) With effect from 1 October 1997 (for first examination in 1999)

In Examination Decrees, 1996, p. 418, after l. 50 insert as new paragraph:

`A candidate may, as an alternative to offering one or more Supplementary Subjects, take an assessed course of instruction in a foreign language. A candidate proposing to be assessed on competence in a foreign language must have the proposal approved by the Chairman of Chemistry or deputy and by the Director of the Language Centre for deputy.'

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

In Examination Decrees, 1996, p. 418, delete from `In any one division' in l. 15 to `data.' in l 18 and substitute:

`In the Inorganic division one General Paper will be concerned with more descriptive aspects of the subject, and the other General Paper will include problems, exercises, and questions involving the interpretation of experimental data.

In the Organic division both General Papers will include a balance of questions on problems in synthesis and mechanisms, questions involving the interpretation of experimental data, and the more descriptive aspects of the subject.

In the Physical division both General Papers will be concerned with more descriptive aspects of the subject, and also the more quantitative aspects, including problems, exercises, and questions involving the interpretation of experimental data.'

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(b) Honour School of Natural Science (Physics: Three-Year Course)

With effect from 1 October 1999 (for first examination in 2000)

In Examination Decrees, 1996, p. 426, in ll. 44–5 delete `the end of Trinity Full Term for examination six terms thence' and substitute `the start of Michaelmas Full Term of the academic year in which Part B of the examination is taken'.

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8 Board of the Faculty of Social Studies

M.Sc. in Applied Social Studies

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

1 In Examination Decrees, 1996, p. 712, l. 31, after `in particular' insert `aspects of'.

2 Ibid., delete ll. 32–8 and insert:

`(a) sex discrimination, race discrimination, and disability discrimination;

(b) social security;

(c) the criminal justice process in respect of police powers, prosecuting, sentencing; enforcement of sentences and penalties and executive release decisions, prison rules;

(d) children and families;

(e) community care;

(f) mental health.'

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9 Board of the Faculty of Theology

(a) Honour School of Theology

With immediate effect

1 In Examination Decrees, 1996, p. 517, l. 34 (as amended by Gazette, No. 4408, 11 July 1996, p. 1382, col. 2), after `prior approval of the', delete `subject' and substitute `title'.

2 Ibid., l. 48, delete `subject' and substitute `title'.

(b) Pass School of Theology

With immediate effect

As for the Honour School of Theology (see (a) above).

(c) Bachelor of Theology

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

1 In Examination Decrees, 1996, p. 943, ll. 47–8, delete `Genesis . . . Kings 18–25.' and substitute `Genesis 1–11 or Exodus 1–15;

2 Samuel 1–12 or 2 Kings 18–25.'

2 Ibid., p. 944, l. 2, after `Hebrew.' insert `[Until the end of the examinations in 1999 Candidates who commenced study for this course before Michaelmas Term 1997 may take the examinations according to the regulations governing this paper then in force.]'

3 Ibid., ll. 5–6, delete `Isaiah . . . Proverbs 1–12.' and substitute `Isaiah 1–12 or Zechariah 1–14; Psalms 73–89 or Proverbs 1–12.'

4 Ibid., l. 9, after `Hebrew.' insert `[Until the end of the examinations in 1999 Candidates who commenced study for this course before Michaelmas Term 1997 may take the examinations according to the regulations governing this paper then in force.]'

5 Ibid., p. 947, l. 13, delete `[paragraph mark]' and substitute `[double dagger sign]'.

6 Ibid., delete ll. 17–25, and substitute `[Until the end of the examinations in 1999 Candidates who commenced study for this course before Michaelmas Term 1997 may take the examinations according to the regulations governing this paper then in force.]'

7 Ibid., p. 948, delete ll. 28–30.

(d) Master of Theology

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

1 In Examination Decrees, 1996, p. 965, delete ll. 7–10, and substitute:

`Candidates will examine the place of public and personal prayer and worship in the life of the Church: ways in which worship relates to the whole life of the Church and its mission in the world; rites of the Church related to people and their needs; non-verbal aspects of liturgy and cultural factors that affect our understanding of them and their use; insights into worship and prayer gained from other areas of study, especially from the human sciences; the prayer of individuals, or tradition, as they are expressed today, including current trends and developments. [Until 30 September 1998: candidates who commenced study before Michaelmas Term 1997 may take the examination according to the regulations governing this paper then in force.]'

2 Ibid., delete ll. 19–21, and substitute:

`Candidates will study Christian ethics either on its own terms or in relation to other contemporary patterns of moral thought. Special regard will be shown to the perspective of Christian moral thinking on particular questions in personal and social ethics. [Until 30 September 1998: candidates who commenced study before Michaelmas Term 1997 may take the examination according to the regulations governing this paper then in force.]

(e) Diploma in Theology

With effect from 1 October 1998 (for first examination in 1999)

1 In Examination Decrees, 1996, p. 907, ll. 40–1, delete `World Religions I and World Religions II' and substitute `World Religions I: Islam, World Religions II: Buddhism, and World Religions III: Hinduism'.

2 Ibid., in note *, delete `3rd edn.' and substitute `4th edn.'

(f) Theology Certificates

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

As for the Bachelor of Theology (see (c) above).

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10 Committee for Archaeology

(a) M.Phil. in Classical Archaeology, M.Phil. in European Archaeology, M.Phil. in World Archaeology

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

In Examination Decrees, 1996, p. 547, l. 12, p. 578, l. 41, and p. 642, l. 6, in each case, delete `Monday of the fifth week' and substitute `Friday of the sixth week'.

(b) M.St. in Classical Archaeology, M.St. in European Archaeology, M.St. in World Archaeology

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

1 In Examination Decrees, 1996, p. 656 from l. 36–41, p. 662 from l. 19–24, and p. 703 from l. 1–6, in each case delete `In lieu of . . . candidate's supervisor' and substitute:

`In lieu of one of the subject in (b) above, candidates may offer, with the permission of the committee, a dissertation of not more than 10,000 words (excluding bibliography and descriptive catalogue or similar factual matter, but including notes and appendices).

The topic of the dissertation should be connected with one of the subjects chosen by the candidate under 4(a) and (b) above and must be approved by the candidate's supervsior. If the candidate has elected to be examined by pre-set essays in another part of the examination, the topic of the dissertation must be clearly distinct from the pre-set essay titles. The dissertation must be the work of the candidate alone, and aid from others must be limited to prior discussion of the subject, bibliographic advice, help with access to study material and advice on presentation.

The dissertation must be a new piece of work, substantially different from any dissertation previously submitted by the candidate for a degree of this or another university. When the dissertation is submitted, it must be accompanied by a statement, signed by the candidate, confirming that these conditions have been met.'

2 Ibid., p. 658, ll. 11–12, delete `for its meeting in eighth week of the Michaelmas Full Term' and substitute `not later than Monday of the seventh week of the Hilary Full Term'.

3 Ibid., p. 658, l. 13, delete `Monday of the fifth week' and substitute `Friday of the sixth week'.

4 Ibid., p. 663, ll. 11–12, and p. 703, ll. 43–4, in each case delete `in time for its meeting in eighth week of the Michaelmas Full Term' and substitute `not later than Monday of the seventh week of the Hilary Full Term'.

5 Ibid., p. 663, l. 13, delete `Monday of fifth week' and substitute `Friday of the sixth week'.

6 Ibid., p. 703, l. 45, delete `Monday of the fifth week' and substitute `Friday of the sixth week'.

7 Ibid., p. 662, after l. 43 insert:

`The Archaeology of Anglo-Saxon England, c.ad 450–850.'

(ii) With effect from 1 October 1998 (for first examination in 1999)

In Examination Decrees, 1996, p. 662, after new l. 44, insert `[From 1 October 1998: Approaches to Archaeological Sources]'.

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11 Joint Committee for Mathematics and Philosophy

Honour School of Mathematics and Philosophy

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

1 In Examination Decrees, 1996, p. 471, ll. 33–4, delete `, 106, nor both subjects 177 and 118.' and substitute `106.'

2 Ibid., after l. 34 insert:

`(ii) Both of subjects 117 and 118 may be offered only by candidates in Mathematics and Philosophy.'

3 Ibid., renumber existing cll. (ii) to (v) as (iii) to (vi).

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12 Committee for the Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art

Final Examination in Fine Art

With effect from 1 October 1998 (for first examination in 1999)

In Examination Decrees, 1996, p. 523, ll. 26–7, delete `Trinity Full Term of the academic year preceding that in which it is proposed to take' and substitute `Michaelmas Full Term preceding'.

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DEGREE OF DOCTOR OF MEDICINE

The Board of the Faculty of Clinical Medicine has granted leave TO R.C. RATNAVEL, Trinity, to supplicate for the Degree of Doctor of Medicine.

The evidence submitted by the candidate was entitled: `The molecular basis of inherited palmoplantar keratoderma'.

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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:

Mathematical Sciences

K.R. SUJITHAN, Wadham: `Bulk synchronous parallelism in object-relational database systems'.
Wolfson Building, Friday, 18 July, 9.30 a.m.
Examiners: J. He, D.B. Skillicorn.

Modern History

G. ERIMTAN, Lady Margaret Hall: `The Tulip Age: an occidental re-orientation? The politics of culture under Sultan Ahmet III (AD 1703–30/AH 1115–43)'.
St Cross, Thursday, 24 July, 9.30 a.m.
Examiners: H. Berktay, R.C. Repp.

R. GRAY, Queen's: `Western influence on Russian genre painting, 1820–70'.
Department of the History of Art, Thursday, 14 August, 2.30 p.m.
Examiners: P.D. Crowther, J. Milner.

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Physical Sciences

I.J. JUSTICE, Corpus Christi: `Damage characterisation in metal matrix composites by X-ray microtomography and allied techniques'.
Department of Materials, Tuesday, 22 July, 2.15 p.m.
Examiners: P.S. Grant, P. Withers.

R. KAUCIC, Merton: `Lip tracking for audio-visual speech recognition'.
Department of Engineering Science, Monday, 21 July, 2.15 p.m.
Examiners: L. Tarassenko, N.M. Brooke.

M.J.E. RICHARDSON, Merton: `Two-species non-equilibrium processes in one dimension'.
Sub-department of Theoretical Physics, Monday, 21 July, 2 p.m.
Examiners: A. Bray, J.M. Yeomans.

D. TOUTOUNGI, Green College: `The mechanics of rehabilitation exercises for the cruciate ligament—injured knee'.
Department of Engineering Science, Tuesday, 29 July, 9.30 a.m.
Examiners: A.B. Zavatsky, B.B. Seedhom.

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Social Studies

C. BLATTBERG, Hertford: `Putting practices first: from pluralist to patriotic politics'.
St Catherine's, Wednesday, 30 July, 9.30 a.m.
Examiners: R. Plant, J. Horton.

C. FABRE, Worcester: `Constitutional social rights'.
St Catherine's, Tuesday, 22 July, 9.30 a.m.
Examiners: R. Plant, P. Jones.

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Theology

C. HARVEY, Corpus Christi: `Jung's psychoanalysis as a religious "culture": the unconscious, religious experience, and the critical–correlational theology of Don Browning'.
Mansfield, Monday, 28 July, 2 p.m.
Examiners: J.C. Brock, L.J. Francis.

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EXAMINATION FOR THE DEGREE OF MASTER OF SCIENCE

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

Physical Sciences

M. VELDEN, Wolfson: `Remote temperature sensing based on NIR spectroscopy'.
Engineering and Technology Building, Tuesday, 5 August, 11 a.m.
Examiners: S.J. Sheard, R.J. Penneck.

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