Examinations and Boards

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CHAIRMEN OF EXAMINERS

TRINITY TERM 1998

Preliminary Examination

English and Modern Languages: T.F. HOAD, MA, Fellow of St Peter's

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Honour School

Natural Science—Chemistry Part I: J.M. BROWN, MA, Fellow of Exeter (address: Physical and Theoretical Chemistry Laboratory)

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Master of Philosophy

Russian and East European Studies: H. SHUKMAN, MA, D.PHIL., Fellow of St Antony's

Corrigenda

Ethnology and Museum Ethnography: M.J. BANKS, MA, D.PHIL., Fellow of Wolfson (address: Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology)

Mathematics for Industry\: J.R. OCKENDON, MA, D.PHIL., Fellow of St Catherine's (address: Mathematical Institute)

Social Anthropology: M.J. BANKS, MA, D.PHIL., Fellow of Wolfson (address: Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology)

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Master of Science

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

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Master of Studies

History of Art and Visual Culture: P.D. CROWTHER, MA, D.PHIL., Fellow of Corpus Christi (address: Department of the History of Art)

Research Methods in Modern Languages: T.J. REED, MA, Fellow of Queen's

Study of Religion: J.S.K. WARD, B.LITT., MA, Canon of Christ Church

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Corrigenda

Ethnology and Museum Ethnography: M.J. BANKS, MA, D.PHIL., Fellow of Wolfson (address: Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology)

Social Anthropology: M.J. BANKS, MA, D.PHIL., Fellow of Wolfson (address: Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology)

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Diploma

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

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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 27 March.

1 Board of the Faculty of Law

(a) Honour School of Jurisprudence

With immediate effect

In Examination Decrees, 1997, p. 243, after l. 34, as amended by Gazette, Vol. 127, p. 1065, delete `Money, Goods and other Personal Property' and substitute `Personal Property'.

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(b) Pass School of Jurisprudence

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

In Examination Decrees, 1997, p. 247, ll. 6–7, delete `five subjects' and substitute `either five standard subjects, or four standard subjects and two special subjects'.

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(c) Diploma in Legal Studies

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

In Examination Decrees, 1997, p. 946, l. 24, delete `any three' and substitute `either any three standard subjects, or two standard subjects and two special subjects'.

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

1 In Examination Decrees, 1997, p. 946, after l. 22 insert:

`1. The Diploma will normally only be granted to can- didates who on admission had no significant previous education in the common law.'

2 Ibid., ll. 23–4, renumber cll. 1 and 2 as cll. 2 and 3.

3 Ibid., after l. 26 insert:

`4. Candidates in examinations will not be required to answer more than three questions.'

4 Ibid., l. 27, renumber cl. 3 as cl. 5.

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2 Board of the Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages

Honour School of Modern Languages

With immediate effect (for first examination in 1998)

1 In Examination Decrees, 1997, p. 391, after l. 31 insert:

`The commentary section of the paper will include compulsory passages for translation.'

2 Ibid., after l. 42 insert:

`Passages will not set from: Digenis Akritis, Grottaferrata version, book V.
Le Roman de Libistros et Rhodamné, manuscripts S and N.
Ptochoprodromus, poem IV.'

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3 Boards of the Faculties of Medieval and Modern Languages and English Language and Literature

Honour School of English and Modern Languages

With immediate effect (for first examination in 1998)

As for the Honour School of Modern Languages (see 2 above).

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4 Boards of the Faculties of Medieval and Modern Languages and Literae Humaniores

(a) Honour School of Classics and Modern Languages

(b) Honour School of Philosophy and Modern Languages

With immediate effect (for first examination in 1998)

As for the Honour School of Modern Languages (see 2 above).

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5 Boards of the Faculties of Medieval and Modern Languages and Modern History

Honour School of Modern History and Modern Languages

With immediate effect (for first examination in 1998)

As for the Honour School of Modern Languages (see 2 above).

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6 Boards of the Faculties of Medieval and Modern Languages and Oriental Studies

Honour School of European and Middle Eastern Languages

With immediate effect (for first examination in 1998)

As for the Honour School of Modern Languages (see 2 above).

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7 Board of the Faculty of Oriental Studies

Honour School of Oriental Studies

With immediate effect

1 In Examination Decrees, 1997, p. 447, delete l. 19. 2 Ibid., ll. 20–9, renumber existing clauses (j)–(s) as clauses (i)–(r).

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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:

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Anthropology and Geography

J. RATHBONE, St Catherine's: `The influence of the weather on asthma admissions in the Oxford region, 1976–85'.
School of Geography, Wednesday, 22 April, 10 a.m.
Examiners: B.M. Boardman, P. Cullinan.

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Biological Sciences

SUNGKWAN AN, Linacre: `A study of the intracellular molecular mechanisms involved in the regulation of human B cell survival and apoptosis'.
Department of Biochemistry, Wednesday, 18 March, 2 p.m.
Examiners: N. Platt, A.M. Wyllie.

N. GRASSLY, St Cross: `Using phylogenies to infer evolutionary processes from gene sequences'.
Department of Plant Sciences, Monday, 16 March, 2 p.m.
Examiners: N. Goldman, P.B. Rainey.

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Law

P.R.F. CRITCHLEY, Hertford: `The role of formality in English property law'.
Examination Schools, Thursday, 19 March, 2 p.m.
Examiners: P.T.Clarke, M.P. Thompson.

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Literae Humaniores

J.C.M. ZUTT, Christ Church: `Meaning, understanding, and intentionality'.
Examination Schools, Friday, 27 March, 2.30 p.m.
Examiners: S.G. Williams, R. Kirk.

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Mathematical Sciences

M. MATHIESON, Jesus: `Ordinal models and predictive methods in pattern recognition'.
Department of Statistics, Tuesday, 17 March, 2.15 p.m.
Examiners: C.M. Bishop, R.W. Hiorns.

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Medieval and Modern Languages

J.E. STEPHENS, Queen's: `Italo Calvino and French literary culture'.
St Hugh's, Wednesday, 8 April, 10 a.m.
Examiners: G.A. Stellardi, R.A. Andrews.

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Modern History

KAI YIU CHAN, St Antony's: `The structure of Chinese business in Republican China: the case study of Liu Hongsheng and his enterprises, 1920–37'.
St Antony's, Monday, 30 March, 2.15 p.m.
Examiners: J. Foreman-Peck, R. Brown.

R.J. MASON, Nuffield: `The new American majority: the challenge to Democratic dominance, 1969–77'.
Nuffield, Tuesday, 17 March, 11 a.m.
Examiners: N.W. Polsby, A.J. Badger.

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Physical Sciences

P. FEATONBY, Christ Church: `Atom interferometry'.
Clarendon Laboratory, Monday, 23 March, 2.15 p.m.
Examiners: D.N. Stacey, E. Arimondo.

SIEW-LI KOK-WILES, Brasenose: `Comparing mammogram pairs in the detection of mammographic lesions'.
Department of Engineering Science, Wednesday, 8 April, 10.30 a.m.
Examiners: J.A. Noble, E. Claridge.

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Social Studies

HARUO TOHMATSU, St Antony's: `Japan's South Seas Mandate in international politics, 1919–47'.
Soc St Faculty Centre, Tuesday, 17 March, 2 p.m.
Examiners: R.S.R. Mitter, S.S. Large.