Examinations and Boards

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GENERAL BOARD OF THE FACULTIES

The General Board of the Faculties has co-opted L.G. BLACK, MA, D.PHIL., Fellow of Oriel College, to membership of the Board for the academic year 1998–9.

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CHAIRMAN OF EXAMINERS

The Vice-Chancellor desires to call the attention of all examiners to the provisions of Ch. VI, Sect. ii.c, § 1, clauses 1–3 (Examination Decrees, 1997, pp. 1047–8), which require examiners in all university examinations to appoint one of their number to act as Chairman, to notify the appointment to the Vice-Chancellor, and to publish it in the University Gazette.

He desires that these appointments shall be notified to the Clerk of the Schools who will inform the Vice-Chancellor and see that notice of them is duly published in the University Gazette.

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EXAMINATION SCHOOLS

Accommodation for Lectures

Michaelmas Term 1998

The Chairman of the Curators of the Schools would be grateful if Professors, Readers, and University Lecturers who wish to lecture at the Schools in Michaelmas Term 1998 could inform the Clerk of the Schools at the end of the present term. It is necessary to know whether a room suitable for an audience of more than one hundred persons is required; only the three large writing-schools will accommodate more than that number.

Afternoon lectures should normally finish by 6 p.m.

Attention is drawn to the fact that overhead projection equipment and 35-mm projectors are available. When these facilities are required the Clerk of the Schools should be notified in advance.

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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 19 June.

1 Board of the Faculty of Literae Humaniores

Honour School of Literae Humaniores

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

In Examination Decrees, 1997, p. 263, delete ll. 16–25 and insert:

`Arrian, Anabasis (Loeb, Brunt),

[Demosthenes] XVII (Loeb),

Diodorus Siculus, XVI.89, 91–5; XVII.5–7, 16–21, 32, 47–8, 62–3, 69–73, 76–7, 93–5, 100–1, 108–11, 113–15, 117–18; XVIII, the whole; XIX.12–64, 66–8, 77–100, 105; XX.19–21, 27–8, 37, 45–53, 81–99, 100–3, 106–13 (Loeb), Plutarch, Lives of Alexander, Eumenes and Demetrios 1–27 (Loeb), the inscriptions translated in a dossier available from the Classics Office, 37 Wellington Square and the texts in P. Harding, Translated Documents of Greece and Rome 2: From the End of the Peloponnesian War to the Battle of Ipsus (Cambridge, 1989) Nos. 123, 125, 126, 128, 129, 132, 133, 136, 138.

Optional passages for comment will be set from these texts in translation and from Arrian, Anabasis VII (Loeb, Brunt) in Greek only.'

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2 Boards of the Faculties of Literae Humaniores and Modern History

Honour School of Ancient and Modern History

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

1 In Examination Decrees, 1997, p. 126, ll. 31–2 (as amended in Gazette, 23 April 1998, p. 1058), delete `as specified for the Honour School of Literae Humaniores (I. 10)' and insert:

`The following texts are prescribed for study in translation;

compulsory passages for comment will be set: Arrian, Anabasis (Loeb, Brunt), [Demosthenes] XVII (Loeb), Diodorus Siculus, XVI.89, 91–5; XVII.5–7, 16–21, 32, 47–8, 62–3, 69–73, 76–7, 93–5, 100–1, 108–11, 113–15, 117–18; XVIII, the whole; XIX.12–64, 66–8, 77–100, 105; XX.19–21, 27–8, 37, 45–53, 81–99, 100–3, 106–13 (Loeb), Plutarch, Lives of Alexander, Eumenes and Demetrios 1–27 (Loeb), the inscriptions translated in a dossier available from the Classics Office, 37 Wellington Square and the texts in P. Harding, Translated Documents of Greece and Rome 2: From the End of the Peloponnesian War to the Battle of Ipsus (Cambridge, 1989) Nos. 123, 125, 126, 128, 129, 132, 133, 136, 138.

Optional passages in Greek for comment will be set from Arrian, Anabasis VII (Loeb, Brunt).'

2 Ibid., ll. 33–4, delete `, as specified for the Honour School of Literae Humaniores (i.11)', and insert `. The following texts are prescribed for study in translation; compulsory passages for comment will be set:

Sallust, Catilina (Loeb),

Cicero, In Verrem (Actio I) (Loeb),

De Imperio Cn. Pompei (Loeb),

Pro Sestio 97–137 (Loeb),

In M. Antonium Philippica XI (Loeb),

Pro Murena (Loeb),

In Catilinam IV (Loeb),

Epistulae ad Atticum i.1, 2, 13, 14, 16, 17, 19; ii.1, 2, 16, 18; iv.1, 3, 5,; v.16 and 21; vi.1 and 2; vii.7, 9, 11; viii.3 and 11; ix.6A, 10, 11A, 18; x.8 (incl. A and B); xi.6; xii.21 and 40; xiii.19 and 52; xiv.1, 12, 13, 13A and B; xv.1A and 11; xvi.7, 8 and 11 (Loeb),

Epistulae ad Familiares i.1, 8, 9; ii.12; iii.6 and 7; iv.4, 5; v.1, 2, 7, 12; vi.6; vii.3, 5, 30; viii.1, 5, 6, 8, 13, 14, 16; ix.16 and 17; x.24 and 28; xi.3, 20, 27, 28; xii. 3 and 5; xiii.1 and 9; xiv.4; xv.1, 4, 5, 6, 16, 19; xvi. 12 (Loeb),

Epistulae ad Quintum fratrem ii.3, 15; iii. 5 and 6 (Loeb),

Epistulae ad M. Brutum 17, 25 (Loeb),

Brutus 301–33 (Loeb),

De Oratore i.137–59, 185–203; ii.30–8 (Loeb),

Orator 113–20, 140–6 (Loeb),

De Re Publica i.1–18, 58–71 (Loeb),

De Legibus ii.1–33; iii.1–49 (Loeb),

Tusculanae Disputationes i.1–8 (Loeb),

De Divinatione ii.1–24; 136–50 (Loeb),

De Natura Deorum i.1–13; iii.1–10 (Loeb),

De Officiis i.1–60; ii.1–29, 44–60, 73–89 trans. Griffin and Atkins (Cambridge), Cornelius Nepos, Atticus (Loeb).

Optional passages in Latin for comment will be set from: In Catilinam I (Loeb), De Finibus I 1–12 (Loeb, pending Reynolds OCT).'

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3 Boards of the Faculties of Mathematical Science and Physical Sciences

Honour School of Engineering and Computing Science

With effect from 1 October 1998

In Examination Decrees, 1997, p. 176, delete 1.2.

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4 Board of the Faculty of Physical Sciences

Honour School of Natural Science (Physics)

With effect from 1 October 1998 (for first Part A examination in 2000)

1 In Examination Decrees, 1997, p. 424, delete ll. 44–6 and substitute:

`The syllabuses for the five written papers will be published in the course handbook by the sub-faculty of Physics not later than the beginning of Michaelmas Full Term for examination five terms thence.'

2 Ibid., p. 425, l. 44, delete `Gazette not later than the end' and substitute `course handbook not later than the beginning'.

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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:

Clinical Medicine

CHEN-LUNG LIN, University: `The role of chemokines in the regulation of dendritic cells chemotaxis and transendothelial migration in vitro'.
Sir William Dunn School of Pathology, Wednesday, 17 June, 2 p.m.
Examiners: J. Westwick, P.J. Fairchild.

R. MELLER, Keble: `Neurochemical studies on cultured glial cells'.
St Anne's, Monday, 15 June, 2.15 p.m.
Examiners: D.A. Kendall, M. Fillenz.

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Literae Humaniores

M. MENDONCA, St Anne's: `The Dinos Painter'.
Ashmolean Museum, Friday, 19 June, 2 p.m.
Examiners: J. Boardman, B.B. Shefton.

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Physical Sciences

W. BROWN, Worcester: `The development of non-perturbative methods for supersymmetric and non-supersymmetric quantum field theories'.
Sub-department of Theoretical Physics, Monday, 29 June, 2 p.m.
Examiners: D. Diakonov, M. Teper.

A.J. DAVISON, Keble: `Mobile robot navigation using active vision'.
Department of Engineering Science, Wednesday, 10 June, 2 p.m.
Examiners: A. Blake, P. Palmer.

S. JACOB, Christ Church: `Electrochemical studies of the automotive lubricant additive zinc n-dibutyldithiophosphate'.
Physical and Theoretical Chemistry Laboratory, Monday, 8 June, 2 p.m.
Examiners: H.M. Cartwright, A.C. Fisher.

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Social Studies

G. AGEBA, St Antony's: `Financial liberalisation in Ethiopia: a firm level, analysis of credit allocation, financial constraints, and investment'.
Institute of Economics and Statistics, Monday, 15 June, 2.30 p.m.
Examiners: J.W. Gunning, A. Bigsten.

J.E. BORDOFF, Wadham: `Israel's Labour governments and the West Bank, 1967–77: domestic politics and foreign policy'.
St Antony's, Monday, 29 June, 11 a.m.
Examiners: A. Shlaim, J. Peters.

J.A. KLASS, St Antony's: `The politics of propaganda: media wars and Nicaragua'.
St Antony's, Thursday, 6 August, 11 a.m.
Examiners: A.E. Angell, R. Sieder.

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