Examinations and Boards

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BOARD OF THE FACULTY OF MODERN HISTORY

Election of an Official Member

No other nominations having been received, the Vice-Chancellor and Proctors, under the provisions of Ch. 2, Sect. vi, § 5 (Statutes, 1997, p. 249), have nominated the following to fill the vacancy for an official member, to hold office until the beginning of Michaelmas Term 1998:

R.J.W. EVANS, MA, Regius Professor of Modern History

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BOARD OF THE FACULTY OF MEDIEVAL AND MODERN LANGUAGES

Election of an Ordinary Member

An election will be held on Thursday, 18 December to fill a vacancy for an ordinary member (vice Professor T.F. Earle, now an official member), to hold office from the date of the election until the beginning of Michaelmas Term 1999.

Nominations in writing by two electors will be received by the Secretary of Faculties at the University Offices up to 4 p.m. on Monday, 24 November, and nominations by six electors up to 4 p.m. on Tuesday, 9 December.

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BOARD OF THE FACULTY SOCIAL STUDIES

Election of an Ordinary Member

An election will be held on Thursday, 18 December to fill a vacancy for an ordinary member (vice Professor B.H. Harrison, resigning), to hold office from the date of the election until the beginning of Michaelmas Term 1998.

Nominations in writing by two electors will be received by the Secretary of Faculties at the University Offices up to 4 p.m. on Monday, 24 November, and nominations by six electors up to 4 p.m. on Tuesday, 9 December.

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Election of an Ordinary Member

30 October 1997

The following has been duly elected as an ordinary member, to hold office until the beginning of Michaelmas Term 1998:

D.A. HAY, MA, M.PHIL., Fellow of Jesus

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CHAIRMEN OF EXAMINERS

TRINITY TERM 1998

Preliminary Examination

Modern Languages: I.D.L. MICHAEL, MA, Fellow of Exeter (address: Taylor Institution)

Honour Moderations

Mathematics: D.C. HANDSCOMB, MA, D.PHIL., Student of Christ Church (address: Computing Laboratory)

Mathematics and Computation: O. DE MOOR, MA, D.PHIL., Fellow of Magdalen (address: Computing Laboratory)

Mathematics and Philosophy: H.R. BROWN, MA, Fellow of Wolfson (address: Philosophy Centre)

Honour School

Modern History and English: R.H. ROBBINS, MA, D.PHIL., Fellow of Wadham

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Master of Studies

English Local History: K. TILLER, MA, Fellow of Kellogg (address: Department for Continuing Education)

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Certificate

Management Studies: E.B. HOWARD, MA, Fellow of Templeton

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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 the Committee for the School of Management Studies will come into effect on 28 November.

1 Board of the Faculty of English Language and Literature

Honour School of English Language and Literature

With immediate effect (for first examination in 1998)

In Examination Decrees, 1997, p. 207, ll. 19–20, delete `Tutors may . . . list.' and substitute:

`Every extended essay must be the work of the candidate alone, and he or she must not discuss with any tutor either his or her choice of theme or the method of handling it.'

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2 Board of the Faculty of Law

(a) Honour School of Jurisprudence

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

1 In Examination Decrees, 1997, delete from p. 242, l. 45 to p. 243, l. 1 and substitute:

`5 Roman Law (Delict)'.

2 Ibid., p. 243, ll. 2–18, renumber cll. 7–23 as cll. 6–22.

3 Ibid., p. 244, delete ll. 11–19 and substitute: `5. ROMAN LAW (DELICT) comprises'.

4 Ibid., l. 25 to p. 246, l. 31, renumber cll. 7–22 as cll. 6–21.

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

In Examination Decrees, 1996, p. 243, after l. 34, as amended in Gazette, Vol. 127, pp. 1064–5, insert:

`7. Commercial leases (special subject)

(1) The nature of leases of commercial property and regulation of business tenancies.

(2) The law relating to management issues within commercial leases, with particular reference to rent review, repairing obligations, and user covenants.

(3) Alienation of commercial leases and the impact on enforcement of leasehold covenants.

(4) Termination of commercial leases, forfeiture, and rights of renewal.

The subject will be examined by means of a two-hour written examination in which candidates will be required to answer two questions.'

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(b) Diploma in Legal Studies

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

1 In Examination Decrees, 1997, p. 946, l. 26, delete `12' and substitute `11'.

2 Ibid., delete `13' and substitute `12'.

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3 Board of the Faculty of Physiological Sciences

(a) Honour School of Natural Science (Physiological Sciences)

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

In Examination Decrees, 1997, p. 426, l. 8, delete `Renal and Gastrointestinal Physiology' and substitute `Physiology of Epithelia'.

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(b) Honour School of Psychology, Philosophy, and Physiology

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

As for the Honour School of Natural Science (Physiological Sciences) (see (a) above).

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4 Committee for the School of Management Studies

Master of Business Administration

With immediate effect (for first examination in 1998)

1 In Examination Decrees, 1997, p. 799, l. 11, delete `Eleventh' and substitute `Tenth'.

2 Ibid., ll. 11–12, delete `One copy of the assignment will be retained by . . . comments.'

3 Ibid., l. 19, delete `two' and substitute `four'.

4 Ibid., l. 20, delete `at the end of' and substitute `during'.

5 Ibid., p. 801, delete ll. 30–4 and substitute:

`(k) Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Creating and managing emerging companies with a specific focus on entrepreneurship, particularly in science and technology-related areas. Science and technology are sources of innovation; the role of university commercialisation units and science parks, regionalism, the importance of networks, the role of intellectual property rights in entrepreneurship; identification and evaluation of new business opportunities; valuation, venture capital, the role of the financial markets; starting a new business and the role of finance, human resource management and operations; strategies for the operation of a new enterprise where the focus is on achieving rapid growth.'

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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

A. PYDYN, St Cross: `The social and cultural impact of exchange, trade, and interregional contacts in the transition from the late Bronze Age to the early Iron Age in Central Europe'.
Ashmolean, Saturday, 22 November, 2.15 p.m.
Examiners: A.G. Sherratt, K. Kristiansen.

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Biological Sciences

V. ESPINOSA-HERNANDEZ, Wolfson: `Nutritional ecology of legume species with particular reference to phosphorus'.
Department of Plant Sciences, Thursday, 20 November, 1.30 p.m.
Examiners: J. Proctor, J.A.C. Smith.

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Clinical Medicine

M. JACKSON, Exeter: `Screening of familial and sporadic amyotrophic lateral sclerosis patients for mutations in Cy/Zn superoxide dismutase (SOD-1) and other candidate genes'.
Institute of Molecular Medicine, Tuesday, 18 November, 10 a.m.
Examiners: R. Swingler, A. Harris.

W. MANSELL, New College: `Cognitive processes in social anxiety and social phobia'.
University Department of Psychiatry, Tuesday, 2 December, 2.15 p.m.
Examiners: P.M. Salkovskis, A. Wells.

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Law

A.G. FAGAN, New College: `Constitutional adjudication in South Africa'.
St Anne's, Friday, 14 November, 3.30 p.m.
Examiners: S.A. Smith, J. Gardner.

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Literae Humaniores

D. RODIN, Magdalen: `Self-defence and war'.
All Souls, Thursday, 27 November, 2.15 p.m.
Examiners: B.A.O. Williams, R. Norman.

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Modern History

D.G. RUNDLE, Christ Church: `Of republics and tyrants: aspects of quattrocento humanist writings and their reception in England, c.1400–60'.
Examination Schools, Tuesday, 9 December, 2.30 p.m.
Examiners: G.A. Holmes, A.C. de la Mare.

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Physical Sciences

S. HALLETT, Exeter: `Small specimen impact testing and modelling of carbon fibre T300/914'.
Department of Engineering Science, Monday, 17 November, 10 a.m.
Examiners: J. Morton, J. Harding.

C. SEALY, Trinity: `SEM characterisation of semiconductor dopant distribution'.
Department of Materials, Monday, 17 November, 2.15 p.m.
Examiners: J.T. Czernuszka, A.G. Cullis.

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Social Studies

N.A. CHARALAMBIDES, St Antony's: `Disaggregated money demand in a dual economy: a case study of Kenya'.
Queen Elizabeth House, Friday, 5 December, 2 p.m.
Examiners: S.A. O'Connell, P. Mizen.

L.D. VINCENT, Wolfson: `Mothers of invention: gender, class, and the ideology of the volksmoeder in the making of Afrikaner nationalism, 1918 to 1938'.
St Peter's, Tuesday, 18 November, 2.15 p.m.
Examiners: D. Lowry, G.P. Williams.

E. WARRINGTON, Wadham: `Administering Lilliput: the higher civil services of Malta, Barbados, and Fiji'.
Examination Schools, Friday, 28 November, 2 p.m.
Examiners: B.J. O'Toole, A.H.M. Kirk-Greene.

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