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BOARD OF THE FACULTY OF ENGLISH AND LITERATURE

Paper 7: Special Authors in the Honour School of English Language and Literature and related Joint Honour Schools

The Board of the Faculty of English Language and Literature gives notice, under the provisions of the regulations in Examination Decrees, 1997, p. 205, ll. 5–13, as amended by Gazette, p. 1053 (23 April 1998), of the following list of Special Authors which will be available in the examination in Trinity Term 2000.

a. Chaucer, Margery Kempe, the York Cycle.
b. Donne, Milton, Marlowe.
c. Pope, Defoe, Behn.
d. Wordsworth, Austen, Johnson.
e. R. Browning, G. Eliot, Wilde.
f. Yeats, Woolf, Beckett.
g. Plath, Rushdie, Pinter.

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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 Archaeology will come into effect on 5 June.

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

(a) Preliminary Examination in European and Middle Eastern Languages

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

1 In Examination Decrees, 1997, p. 79, l. 19, after `papers' insert `and, in the case of Arabic, an oral/aural examination'.

2 Ibid, delete ll. 21–6 and substitute:

`(i) Translation and precis into English.

(ii) Comprehension, composition, and grammar.

(iii) Oral/aural examination.'

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(b) Honour School of European and Middle Eastern Studies

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

1 In Examination Decrees, 1997, p. 215, l. 10, and p. 216, l. 18 in each case delete `Arabic prose composition' and substitute: `Composition in Arabic'.

2 Ibid., p. 215, l. 11, and p. 216, l. 19, in each case delete `Arabic unprepared translation' and substitute: `Arabic unprepared translation into English and comprehension'.

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2 Board of the Faculty of Oriental Studies

(a) Preliminary Examination in Oriental Studies

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

1 In Examination Decrees, 1997, p. 94, delete l. 22 and substitute:

`Candidates will be required to offer three three-hour papers (papers (i), (ii), and (iv) below), plus an oral/aural examination as specified under (iii) below.'

2 Ibid., delete ll. 23–8 and substitute:

`(i) Translation and precis into English.

(ii) Comprehension, composition, and grammar.

(iii) Oral/aural examination (to be done at the Oriental Institute).[dagger sign]'

3 Ibid., l. 29, delete `(iii)' and substitute: `(iv)'.

4 Ibid., after l. 44, add the following footnote:

`[dagger sign] Details of the areas in which candidates will be expected to show competence are provided in the examination conventions and in the handbook.'

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(b) Honour School of Oriental Studies

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

1 In Examination Decrees, 1997, p. 435, l. 37, p. 437, l. 21, p. 438, l. 16, in each case delete `Arabic unprepared translation' and substitute: `Arabic unprepared translation into English and comprehension'.

2 Ibid., p. 435, l. 38, p. 437, l. 22, p. 438, l. 17, in each case delete `Arabic prose composition' and substitute: `Composition in Arabic'.

3 Ibid., p. 437, after l. 41, delete the footnote and substitute:

`*Details of the oral examination and of the areas in which candidates will be expected to show competence are provided in the examination conventions and in the handbook.'

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3 Committee for Archaeology

(a) M.St. and M.Phil. in Classical Archaeology, European Archaeology, and World Archaeology

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

1 In Examination Decrees, 1997, p. 566, l. 31, p. 599, l. 16, p. 667, l. 18, in each case after `M.Phil. students', insert:

`except that under regulation 4(b) of that degree a 10,000 word dissertation may not normally be offered in place of one of the subject options (examined by two pre-set essays or by three-hour written paper).'

2 Ibid., p. 681, l. 23, p. 687, l. 1, p. 728, l. 36, in each case after `in (b) above' insert `M.St. (but not normally M.Phil.)'.

3 Ibid., p. 682, delete l. 6 and substitute: `Myth in Greek and Roman Art'.

4 Ibid., p. 682, l. 26, delete `Problems of method in ancient art-history' and substitute: `Problems and methods in ancient art-history'.

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(b) M.Sc. in European Archaeolgoy

(i) With immediate effect (for first examination in 1998)

1 In Examination Decrees, 1997, p. 687, delete new l. 26 and substitute:

`The Archaeology of Early Anglo-Saxon England'.

2 Ibid., p. 687, after new l. 26, insert:

`The Archaeology of Late Saxon England'.

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

In Examination Decrees, 1997, p. 687, after new l. 27, insert:

`Archaeological sources for the Middle Ages'.

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EXAMINATIONS FOR THE DEGREE OF DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY

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

Biological Sciences

S. KAHN, Worcester: `Molecular characterisation of genes essential for adaptive evolution in Pseudomonas fluorescens SBW25'.
Department of Plant Sciences, Friday, 29 May, 1.30 p.m.
Examiners: J.A. Langdale, J.P.W. Young.

R.M. ONGKEKO, Balliol: `The role of cdc2 and p53 in cell cycle checkpoints and apoptosis.' Institute of Molecular Medicine, Friday, 29 May, 2 p.m.
Examiners: A. Storey, K. Knox.

N. SINHA, Oriel: `Cytochrome C biogenesis in bacteria'.
Department of Biochemistry, Tuesday, 14 July, 2 p.m.
Examiners: I.D. Campbell, D.J. Richardson.

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Clinical Medicine

A. MITCHELL, Oriel: `Regulation of 5-HT receptors by psychotropic drugs'.
University Department of Psychiatry, Warneford Hospital, Monday, 8 June, 1.30 p.m.
Examiners: P.J. Harrison, P. Strange.

M. NIIMI, Wadham: `An investigation to determine the ability of allogeneic resting B cells to induce specific unresponsiveness in vivo'.
Nuffield Department of Surgery, Tuesday, 2 June, 10.30 a.m.
Examiners: C. Watson, J. Fabre.

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Medieval and Modern Languages

I. FAURE, St Anne's: `Solzhenitsyn's Krasnoe koleso and the philosophy of the Russian spiritual renaissance'.
Examination Schools, Tuesday, 23 June, 2.15 p.m.
Examiners: A. Klimoff, G.S. Smith.

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Modern History

M. GIEBELHAUSEN, Worcester: `Representation, belief, and the Pre-Raphaelite project, 1840–60'.
Wadham, Wednesday, 3 June, 2 p.m.
Examiners: E.J. Garnett, J.F. Codell.

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Oriental Studies

KAYOKO NOHARA, Queen's: `Problems of domestication and foreignisation in translated texts, with reference to English and Japanese'.
Oriental Institute, Thursday, 28 May, 2 p.m.
Examiners: B.W.F. Powell, G. Rowley.

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Physical Sciences

J. LEWIS, Jesus: `Novel imaging technique for birefringent materials'.
Clarendon Laboratory, Wednesday, 27 May, 11 a.m.
Examiners: M.J.M. Leask, S. Redfern.

J. STEWART, University: `Gravity anomalies and lithospheric flexure: implications for the thermal and mechanical evolution of the continental lithosphere'.
Department of Earth Sciences, Friday, 22 May, 9.30 a.m.
Examiners: J.F. Dewey, C.J. Ebinger.

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Social Studies

J. SWENSON-WRIGHT, St Antony's: `Unequal allies? United States security and alliance policy towards Japan, 1945–60'.
All Souls, Monday, 22 June, 2 p.m.
Examiners: S. Dockrill, R. O'Neill.

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Theology

M. HUBBARD, Queen's: `New creation in the context of Paul's letters and the contours of his thoughts'.
Examination Schools, Friday, 29 May, 2 p.m.
Examiners: C.M. Tuckett, J.M.G. Barclay.

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Committee for Educational Studies

L.C. MARTIN, Linacre: `The nature of the folding back phenomenon within the Pirie-Kieren theory for the growth of mathematical understanding and the associated implications for teachers and learners of mathematics'.
Examination Schools, Wednesday, 27 May, 2.30 p.m.
Examiners: G. Walford, S. Lerman.

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