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With the approval of the General Board, the following appointment has been made for the period stated.



Literae Humaniores/Committee for Archaeology


JOHN BENNET (MA, PH.D. Cambridge), Fellow-elect of Keble. In Aegean Prehistory (Sinclair and Rachel Hood). From 15 August 1998 until 14 August 2003.

Note: Dr Bennet's name was omitted from the list of appointments published in Gazette, 28 May, p. 1292.

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M.Sc. in Biology (Integrative Bioscience)

The approved subjects for which courses will be offered in 1998–9 for the Research in the Biosciences component of the M.Sc. in Biology (Integrative Bioscience) are as follows:

Research in Animal Behaviour
Research in Cell and Developmental Biology
Research in Ecology and Conservation of Biodiversity
Research in Mathematical Biology
Research in Ornithology

Candidates will be required to submit practical notebooks for all the courses and to show advanced knowledge of three of the approved subjects, by submitting three extended essays on topics approved by the course organisers, in addition to submission of a practical notebook and an extended essay relating to the Techniques in Molecular Biology course.

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M.SC. in Neuroscience

The approved courses available in 1998--9 for the specialist component of the M.Sc. in Neuroscience are listed below. Candidates will be required to take five courses, choosing at least one under each of the three series A, B, C.

Module A1: Cellular Signalling (Hilary Term)

Organisers: Professor J. Jack, Dr A. Larkman

Thirteen lectures and associated practicals/demonstrations.

Membranes and channels
Synaptic transmission and modifiability

Module A2: Strategies for monitoring and analysing neuronal circuits (Hilary Term)

Organiser: Dr A.J. King

Thirteen lectures and associated practicals/demonstration.

Recording and monitoring
Cortical microcircuitry
Field Potentials in health and disease

Module A3: Mapping and Imaging techniques (Trinity Term)

Organiser: Professor R. Passingham

Eleven lectures and associated practicals/demonstration.

Neuroanatomical techniques
Techniques for functional localisation
Structural imaging
Functional imaging

Module B1: Sensory systems (Hilary Term)

Organiser: Dr Moore

Fourteen lectures and associated practicals/demonstrations.

Sensory systems
Sensory Psychophysics
Artificial vision

Module B2: Animal models and clinical aspects of neuroscience (Trinity Term)

Organiser: Dr J.N.P. Rawlins

Eighteen lectures and associated practicals/demonstrations.

The development and application of animal models
Consciousness and cognition
Non-affective Neurological Disorders

Module B3: Neurocomputing and Neural Networks (Trinity Term)

Organiser: Professor E.T. Rolls

Eight lectures and four practicals.

Connectionist approaches to cognitive function

Module C1: CNS Development (Hilary Term)

Organiser: Dr J. Taylor

Twelve lectures.

Early development
Formation of a nervous system: vertebrate
Formation of a nervous system: invertebrate
Axonal growth

Module C2: Neuronal plasticity (Trinity Term)

Organiser: Dr J. Taylor

Eleven lectures.

Establishing connections between neuronal populations
The modifiability of the brain

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Honour School of Engineering Science Part II 1999

Candidates must offer three papers from those listed below. Two papers must be chosen from one of lists 1, 2, 3, 4, or 5, in which each paper will assume knowledge of material examined in the corresponding Part I paper B1, B2, B3, B4, or B5. The third paper must be chosen from one of the other five lists.

List 1: Mechanical Engineering

C1A Thermofluids
C1B Mechanical properties of materials
C1C Solid mechanics

List 2: Civil Engineering

C2A Structures and fluids
C2B Geotechnics

List 3: Electrical Engineering

C3A Opto-electronics
C3B Digital Electronics
C3C Analogue Electronics

List 4: Information Engineering

C4A Control systems
C4B Information engineering

List 5: Chemical Engineering

C5A Chemical processes
C5B Chemical technology

List 6 (no prerequisite paper)

C6A Production engineering
C6B Engineering mathematics

Information about the content of the various papers is published in the General Scheme of Lectures for Engineering Science.

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Honour School of Engineering and Materials Part II 1999

The Standing Committee for the Honour School of Engineering and Materials has approved the following schedule for the written papers in Part II of the Honour School of Engineering and Materials 1999:

(a) Electronic Materials Engineering

EME1. Design and Fabrication: devices and VLSI. Operation and design of discrete devices; VLSI design including CAD. Growth, processing, and characterisation of crystals; fabrication of circuits and devices. Techniques for microstructural analysis. Failure analysis of devices.

EME2. Advanced Electrical Materials. Advanced electronic properties; quantum size effect properties and devices, amorphous semiconductors; electro-optic polymers; superconductivity: materials and devices; structure and electrical properties of defects in crystals; optoelectronic materials.

EME3. Optoelectronics. Introduction to optics; basic properties of optical materials; optical sources and detectors; optical and optoelectronic components; optoelectronic systems. Image formation and processing; holography.

(b) Structural Materials Engineering

SME1. Materials Processing. Casting; powder processing; forming, welding, and joining; advanced processing of ceramics; processing of polymers; machining and finishing; design for manufacture.

SME2. Advanced Structural Materials. Advanced alloys; strengthening mechanisms and creep of metals; mechanical and thermal properties of ceramics; polymers and composites.

SME3. Design and Performance. Corrosion and degradation; materials selection; design against fracture; applications and theory of elasticity; introduction of finite element stress analysis.

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The examiners appointed by the following faculty boards and committee give notice of oral examination of their candidates as follows:

Anthropology and Geography

P.M. BERGIN, Campion Hall: `Maori migration and cultural identity: the Australian experience'.
Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, Thursday, 9 July, 2 p.m.
Examiners: A. Gray, P.G. Rivière.

L. MATCHETT, Keble: `Denitrification in riparian buffer zones'.
School of Geography, Thursday, 18 June, 2 p.m.
Examiners: H.A. Viles, G. Pinay.

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Biological Sciences

S.M. ROGERS, St Catherine's: `Chemosensory development and integration in Locusta migratoria'.
St Hugh's, Friday, 10 July, 11 a.m.
Examiners: J.F. Iles, M. Burrows.

M. SPIELMAN, Linacre: `Characterisation of the tetraspore mutant of Arabidopsis thaliana'.
Department of Plant Sciences, Wednesday, 15 July, 2 p.m.
Examiners: K. Roberts, M.M. Campbell.

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Clinical Medicine

E. HAJOS-KORCSOK, St Anne's: `The influence of 5-HT on central noradrenergic activity studied using neurochemical and neuroanatomical methods'.
Department of Physiology, Thursday, 18 June, 2.15 p.m.
Examiners: C.S. Stanford, M. Fillenz.

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Mathematical Sciences

C. GLASGOW, Exeter: `Mixing diagnostics using particle tracking'.
St John's, Thursday, 2 July, 10.30 a.m.
Examiners: B. Butler, I.J. Sobey.

F.S.L. NG, St Catherine's: `Mathematical modelling of subglacial drainage and erosion'.
Dartington House, Friday, 12 June, 2 p.m.
Examiners: S.D. Howison, J.F. Nye.

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Modern History

B. CROSTINI, Wolfson: `An eleventh-century Byzantine liturgical homiliary: the Evergetis Katechetikon'.
Exeter, Friday, 26 June, 3.30 p.m.
Examiners: E.M. Jeffreys, M. Angold.

T. NICHOLAS, Nuffield: `Aspects of entrepreneurship and wealth accumulation in Britain since 1850'.
Trinity, Thursday, 25 June, 2 p.m.
Examiners: M.J. Daunton, J.F. Wright.

D. SPILKER, St Antony's: `The Socialist Unity Party of Germany (SED) and the German Question, 1944–53'.
Examination Schools, Wednesday, 1 July, 2.15 p.m.
Examiners: M. Fulbrook, J.R.C. Wright.

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Physical Sciences

BING-HUNG CHEN, Wolfson: `Inductively coupled radio-frequency discharges'.
Department of Engineering Science, Friday, 19 June, 11 a.m.
Examiners: P.W. Smith, W.G. Graham.

J. DAVIS, Queen's: `Fullerene biochemistry and surface characterisation'.
St John's, Monday, 29 June, 2 p.m.
Examiners: F.A. Armstrong, P.J. Sadler.

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Physiological Sciences

C. HAYES, Oriel: `Genetic and functional analysis of mammalian limb development'.
Department of Human Anatomy, Friday, 12 June, 2 p.m.
Examiners: C. Tickle, K. Storey.

A.M.P. POMBO, Oriel: `Transcription factories—sites of transcriptional activity in mammalian nuclei'.
Sir William Dunn School of Pathology, Wednesday, 24 June, 2 p.m.
Examiners: J. Errington, W.C. Earnshaw.

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Psychological Studies

A.M. JOHNS, Hertford: `The movement of Cyclopean contours'.
Department of Experimental Psychology, Tuesday, 14 July, 2 p.m.
Examiners: A. Cowey, A. Smith.

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P. GOODER, Queen's: `Only the third heaven? 2 Corinthians 12:1–10 and heavenly ascent'.
Wolfson, Friday, 3 July, 11.30 a.m.
Examiners: J. Ashton, A. Chester.

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Committee for Educational Studies

A. WATSON, Linacre: `An investigation into how teachers make judgements about what pupils know and can do in mathematics'.
Examination Schools, Monday, 29 June, 11 a.m.
Examiners: C.R. Morgan, J.T. Evans.

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

Psychological Studies

M.R. BELLHOUSE, Magdalen: `The interaction of personality and adverse life events in the risk for eating disorders'.
Psychology/Zoology Building, Wednesday, 17 June, 3 p.m.
Examiners: N. Emler, G. Waller.

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