Examinations and Boards

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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 7 March.

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

Honour Moderations in Classics and English

With immediate effect

In Examination Decrees, 1996, p. 42, ll. 29–30, delete `Translation will be required.'

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2 Board of the Faculty of Literae Humaniores

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

(i) Honour Moderations in Classics

In Examination Decrees, 1996, p. 33, delete ll. 3–5 and substitute:

`3. Greek Sculpture, c.600–300 BC

The major monuments of archaic and classical Greek sculpture—their context and purpose as well as their subjects, styles, and techniques. Candidates will be expected to show some knowledge of the external documentary evidence, such as literary and epigraphic texts, on which the framework of the subject depends, and to be acquainted with the major sculptures of the period represented in the Ashmolean Cast Gallery. The examination will consist of one picture question and three essay questions.'

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(ii) Honour School of Literae Humaniores

In Examination Decrees, 1996, p. 278, delete ll. 37–42 and substitute:

`IV.2 Greek art and archaeology, c.500–300 BC

Candidates will be expected to show knowledge of the architecture, sculpture, and other representational arts of the classical Greek city. Areas of emphasis will include the city of Athens and the historical context and significance of the art and monuments of the period. In the examination candidates will be required to answer one picture question and three others, one each from the following sections: (a) architecture, buildings, and urbanism, (b) statues, reliefs, temple sculptures, (c) painting, painted pottery, and other figured artefacts. Credit will be given for knowledge of relevant material in the Ashmolean Museum and Cast Gallery.'

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3 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, p. 405 (as amended by the notice in the Gazette dated 11 July 1996, p. 1376, and 5 December 1996, p. 439), (3)(a), delete `(questions may be not only in imitative but also in free and homorhythmic style)'.

2 Ibid., (3)(b), delete `(questions may be in the style of either J.S. Bach and his contemporaries or Handel and his school)'.

3 Ibid., (3)(c), delete `, typically a string quartet of period c.1760–c.1830' and substitute `of the period c.1760–c.1830'.

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4 Board of the Faculty of Physical Sciences

Preliminary Examination in Physical Sciences

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

In Examination Decrees, 1996, p. 106, insert the following rubric for Subject 23, Physics and Biological Chemistry, as new 1.2:

`A background in chemistry to A level or the equivalent standard is assumed.'

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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

N.C. BROWN, St Antony's: `The nisetai jutaku phenomenon: changing patterns of kinship in contemporary Japan'.
Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, Friday, 21 March, 2 p.m.
Examiners: R.J. Hendry, P.G. Rivière.

Biological Sciences

A.R. JOLLIFFE, Green College: `Food-storing and memory in the coal tit (Parus ater)'.
Department of Zoology, Monday, 3 March, 2.30 p.m.
Examiners: S.D. Healy, M.E.S. Dawkins.

R. KEMP-HARPER, Exeter: `Development of multiple-pulse NMR methods for investigation of sodium ions in vivo'.
Corpus Christi, Friday, 28 February, 2 p.m.
Examiners: T.J. Norwood, P.J. Hore.

A.S. SIDDIQUI, Worcester: `Computer analysis and classification of protein structural domains'.
Laboratory of Molecular Biophysics, Wednesday, 12 March, 2 p.m.
Examiners: M.S.P. Sansom, M.J.E. Sternberg.

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Clinical Medicine

J.P.M. WOOD, St Catherine's: `Induction of cell death within the retina and retinal pigmented epithelium: the role of protein kinase C'.
Department of Clinical Pharmacology, Monday, 3 March, 10 a.m.
Examiners: R.A. Leslie, M.B.A. Djamgoz.

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Literae Humaniores

K. CLARKE, Christ Church: `Between geography and history: Strabo's Roman world'.
University, Friday, 11 April, 2.15 p.m.
Examiners: C.B.R. Pelling, T.P. Wiseman.

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Medieval and Modern Languages

M.P.V. CROWLEY, Pembroke: `Writing and the ethical in the work of Marguerite Duras'.
Lady Margaret Hall, Thursday, 27 March, 2.15 p.m.
Examiners: L. Hill, C.J. Davis.

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Modern History

P.J. PALMER, Brasenose: `The Communists and the Roman Catholic Church in Yugoslavia, 1941–6'.
Lady Margaret Hall, Tuesday, 4 March, 2 p.m.
Examiners: S.K. Pavlowitch, F. Lannon.

J. ROBSON, St Antony's: `The role of clothing and fashion in the household budget and popular culture, Britain 1919–49'.
St Hugh's, Thursday, 6 March, 2.15 p.m.
Examiners: P. Johnson, H.C.G. Matthew.

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Physical Sciences

M. NEW, Wolfson: `Laser development and novel applications of polarisation spectroscopy for combustion diagnostics'.
Clarendon Laboratory, Thursday, 27 February, 2.15 p.m.
Examiners: P.E.G. Baird, M.H.R. Hutchison.

A. QUADT, Christ Church: `Measurement and QCD analysis of the proton structure function F2 from the 1994 Hera data using the Zeus detector'.
Nuclear Physics Laboratory, Monday, 3 March, 2 p.m.
Examiners: P.B. Renton, T. Sloan.

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Social Studies

S. AHMED, Lady Margaret Hall: `Risk, choice of activity, and asset ownership in Ethiopian agriculture'.
Queen Elizabeth House, Tuesday, 25 February, 2.15 p.m.
Examiners: T. Young, D.G.R. Belshaw.

G. CAMERON, Nuffield: `Innovation and economic growth'.
St Peter's, Wednesday, 5 March, 2.15 p.m.
Examiners: C.A. Greenhalgh, P. Stoneman.