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CONGREGATION 27 April

Degree by Special Resolution

No notice to the contrary having been received under the provisions of Tit. II, Sect. vi, cl. 6 (Statutes, 1997, p. 15), the following resolution is deemed to have been approved at noon on 27 April.

Text of Special Resolution

That the Degree of Master of Arts be conferred upon the following:

KATHLEEN WEIL-GARRIS BRANDT, All Souls College

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HEBDOMADAL COUNCIL 27 April

1 Decrees

Council has made the following decrees, to come into effect on 15 May.

List of the decrees:


Decree (1): Preliminary Examination in and Honour School of Philosophy and Modern Languages

Explanatory note

The following decree, made on the recommendation of the Literae Humaniores Board and with the concurrence of the General Board, brings the provisions governing the Joint Committee for Philosophy and Modern Languages into line with those for other Standing Joint Committees involving Philosophy.

Text of Decree (1)

1 In Examination Decrees, 1997, p. 96, ll. 18--21, delete `and to submit ... Modern Languages' and substitute `regulations concerning it, subject always to the preceding clauses of this subsection'.

2 Ibid., p. 473, ll. 20--3, delete `and to submit ... Modern Languages' and substitute `regulations concerning it, subject always to the preceding clauses of this subsection'.

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Decree (2): Honour School of Economics and Management

Explanatory note

The following decree, made on the recommendation of the Standing Committee for Economics and Management and with the concurrence of the Committee for the School of Management Studies, the Social Studies Board, and the General Board, replaces the requirement for candidates to offer courses in Accounting and Finance and in Organisational Behaviour and Human Resource Management with a requirement to offer two courses in Management Studies selected from a list of such courses, and makes provision for a fourth examiner in Management.

Associated changes in regulations are set out in `Examinations and Boards' below.

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Text of Decree (2)

In Examination Decrees, 1997, p. 163, delete ll. 10--16 and substitute:

`2. Candidates shall be required to offer, in addition to the above subjects, at least two subjects from Schedule A and a further four subjects from Schedules A and B.'

2 Ibid., p. 1043, l. 39, delete `Three' and substitute `Four'.

3 Clause 1 of this decree shall be effective from 1 October 1999, and clause 2 from 1 October 1998.

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Decree (3): Honour School of Geography

Explanatory note

The following decree, made on the recommendation of the Anthropology and Geography Board and with the concurrence of the General Board, removes the United Kingdom and France paper from the list of compulsory papers for the Honour School of Geography, in response to student feedback and successive external examiners' reports indicating that this paper has become somewhat obsolete and too narrow in focus.

Associated changes in regulations are set out in `Examinations and Boards' below.

Text of Decree (3)

1 In Examination Decrees, 1997, p. 227, delete ll. 7--8 and substitute:

`(2) The Philosophy, Nature, and Practice of Geography.'

2 This decree shall be effective from 1 October 2000.

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Decree (4): Establishment of M.St.s and Diplomas in Social Anthropology and in Ethnology and Museum Ethnography

Explanatory note

The following decree, made on the recommendation of the Anthropology and Geography Board and with the concurrence of the General Board, revises the existing pattern of taught courses in Social Anthropology and in Ethnology and Museum Ethnography by abolishing the existing M.St.s in the two subject areas and introducing replacement M.Sc. and diploma courses.

Associated changes in regulations are set out in `Examinations and Boards' below.

Text of Decree (4)

1 In Examination Decrees, 1997, p. 669, delete ll. 34--5.

2 Ibid., p. 670, delete l. 37.

3 Ibid., p. 943, after l. 9 insert:

`DIPLOMA IN ETHNOLOGY AND MUSEUM ETHNOGRAPHY

(i) DECREE

1. There shall be held an examination for the purpose of granting Diplomas in Ethnology and Museum Ethnography.

2. Subject to the provisions of this section any member of the University may be admitted as a candidate for the diploma examination who has obtained leave from the Board of the Faculty of Anthropology and Geography:

provided that

(a) he or she has passed all the examinations required for the Degree of Bachelor of Arts and has obtained First or good Second Class Honours in the Second Public Examination, or has obtained such honours in a degree examination of another university, such university having been approved by Council for the purpose of Senior Status; or

(b) he or she is, in the opinion of the board, otherwise adequately qualified to undertake the course.

Applications for leave under this clause shall be sent to the Secretary of Faculties through the head or tutor of the society to which the applicant belongs or desires to belong. The board shall have power to determine the character and length of a course of study to be followed by the applicant before he or she may take the examination.

On admitting an applicant as a candidate for the diploma examination the board shall appoint a supervisor who shall direct and superintend the work of the candidate. The supervisor shall send a report on the progress of the candidate to the board at the end of each term and at any other time when the board so requests or the supervisor believes it expedient. In particular the supervisor shall inform the board at once if he or she is of the opinion that a student is unlikely to reach the standard required for the diploma. The Secretary of Faculties shall send a copy of each report by the supervisor to the student's society.

3. The examination shall be under the supervision of the Board of the Faculty of Anthropology and Geography and that board shall fix the date on which names for the examination shall be entered.

4. After admission as a Diploma Student, a candidate must have kept statutory residence and pursued a course of study at Oxford for at least three terms before taking the examination, provided (a) that time spent outside Oxford during term as part of an academic programme approved by Council shall count towards residence for the purpose of this clause and (b) that a candidate for the Degree of Master of Science in Ethnology and Museum Ethnography may, with the approval of the Board of the Faculty of Anthropology and Geography, transfer to the status of a Student for the Diploma in Ethnology and Museum Ethnography not later than the last date for the receipt of entries for the examination, in which case the date of his or her admission as a Student for the Degree of Master of Science shall be reckoned as the date of his or her admission as a Diploma Student.

5. A student reading for the diploma who is not a graduate of the University may wear the same gown as that worn by Students for the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy.

The attention of candidates is directed to Ch. VI, Sect. I. C, § 3, cl. 6.'

4 Ibid., p. 946, after l. 27 insert:

`DIPLOMA IN SOCIAL ANTHROPOLOGY

(i) DECREE

1. There shall be held an examination for the purpose of granting Diplomas in Social Anthropology.

2. Subject to the provisions of this section any member of the University may be admitted as a candidate for the diploma examination who has obtained leave from the Board of the Faculty of Anthropology and Geography:

provided that

(a) he or she has passed all the examinations required for the Degree of Bachelor of Arts and has obtained First or good Second Class Honours in the Second Public Examination, or has obtained such honours in a degree examination of another university, such university having been approved by Council for the purpose of Senior Status; or

(b) he or she is, in the opinion of the board, otherwise adequately qualified to undertake the course.

Applications for leave under this clause shall be sent to the Secretary of Faculties through the head or tutor of the society to which the applicant belongs or desires to belong. The board shall have power to determine the character and length of a course of study to be followed by the applicant before he or she may take the examination.

On admitting an applicant as a candidate for the diploma examination the board shall appoint a supervisor who shall direct and superintend the work of the candidate. The supervisor shall send a report on the progress of the candidate to the board at the end of each term and at any other time when the board so requests or the supervisor believes it expedient. In particular the supervisor shall inform the board at once if he or she is of the opinion that a student is unlikely to reach the standard required for the diploma. The Secretary of Faculties shall send a copy of each report by the supervisor to the student's society.

3. The examination shall be under the supervision of the Board of the Faculty of Anthropology and Geography and that board shall fix the date on which names for the examination shall be entered.

4. After admission as a Diploma Student, a candidate must have kept statutory residence and pursued a course of study at Oxford for at least three terms before taking the examination, provided (a) that time spent outside Oxford during term as part of an academic programme approved by Council shall count towards residence for the purpose of this clause and (b) that a candidate for the Degree of Master of Science in Social Anthropology may, with the approval of the Board of the Faculty of Anthropology and Geography, transfer to the status of a Student for the Diploma in Social Anthropology not later than the last date for the receipt of entries for the examination, in which case the date of his or her admission as a Student for the Degree of Master of Science shall be reckoned as the date of his or her admission as a Diploma Student.

5. A student reading for the diploma who is not a graduate of the University may wear the same gown as that worn by Students for the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy.

The attention of candidates is directed to Ch. VI, Sect. I. C, § 3, cl. 6.'

5 Ibid., p. 1011, after l. 19 insert: `Four or five as required in Ethnology and Museum Ethnography and in Social Anthropology.'

6 Ibid., p. 1012, delete ll. 24--7.

7 Ibid., p. 1013, after l. 41 insert:

`Diplomas in Ethnology and Museum         Four or five as
  Ethnography and in Social                required.'

8 Ibid., p. 1023, l. 34, after `Philosophy' insert `and for the Degree of Master of Science and the Diploma'.

9 Ibid., ll. 36--7, delete `and in Ethnology and Museum Ethnography and Social Anthropology,'.

10 Ibid., l. 38, after `Biology,' insert `and in Ethnology and Museum Ethnography and in Social Anthropology,'.

11 Ibid., p. 1031, l. 2, delete `.' and substitute `;'.

12 Ibid., after l. 2 insert:

`in Ethnology and Museum Ethnography and in Social Anthropology for one examination.'

13 This decree shall be effective from 1 October 1998.

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Key to Decree (4)

Cll. 1 and 2 abolish the M.St.s in Ethnology and Museum Ethnology and in Social Anthropology.

Cl. 3 inserts Ethnology and Museum Ethnography into the provisions governing examinations for diplomas.

Cl. 4 inserts Social Anthropology into the provisions governing examinations for diplomas.

Cl. 5 provides for the appointment of examiners for the M.Sc.s in Ethnology and Museum Ethnography and in Social Anthropology.

Cl. 6 deletes provision for the appointment of examiners for the M.St.s in Ethnology and Museum Ethnography and in Social Anthropology.

Cl. 7 provides for the appointment of examiners for the Diplomas in Ethnology and Museum Ethnography and in Social Anthropology.

Cll. 8--10 provide for nominating committees for the Diplomas and the M.Sc.s in Ethnology and Museum Ethnography and in Social Anthropology, and delete provision for such committees for the M.St.s in Ethnology and Museum Ethnography and in Social Anthropology.

Cll. 11 and 12 define the length of service of examiners for the M.Sc.s in Ethnology and Museum Ethnography and in Social Anthropology.

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Decree (5): Establishment of M.St. in Modern Middle Eastern Studies

Explanatory note

The following decree, made on the recommendation of the Oriental Studies Board and with the concurrence of the General Board, establishes a one-year M.St. in Modern Middle Eastern Studies. It provides a more structured course than the M.St. in Oriental Studies. It draws on optional papers currently available under the M.Phil. in Modern Middle Eastern Studies and so avoids the necessity for M.St. supervisors to devise a course of study and tutorials for each student individually. It provides a taught course for those native speakers or holders of degrees in oriental languages who do not wish to take a new language. Examination will be by written papers, essay, and viva.

Associated changes in regulations are set out in `Examinations and Boards' below.

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Text of Decree (5)

1 In Examination Decrees, 1997, p. 670, after l. 25 insert:

`Modern Middle Eastern
    Studies                          Oriental Studies'.

2 Ibid., p. 1008, l. 27, after `Oriental Studies' insert `(who shall also examine for the Degree of Master of Studies in Modern Middle Eastern Studies)'.

3 Ibid., p. 1021, l. 18, after `Korean Studies,' insert `Modern Middle Eastern Studies,'.

4 This decree shall be effective from 1 October 1998.

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Key to Decree (5)

Cl. 1 inserts Modern Middle Eastern Studies into the list of examinations for the degree of M.St.

Cll. 2 and 3 provide for the appointment of examiners.

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Decree (6): Nominating Committee for Examiners in Modern History

Explanatory note

The following decree, made on the recommendation of the Modern History Board and with the concurrence of the General Board, increases from three to four the number of elected members on the Nominating Committee for Examiners in Modern History. This is intended to provide expertise on the committee in the three main periods of the subject, and expertise in graduate courses.

Text of Decree (6)

1 In Examination Decrees, 1997, p. 1016, l. 10, delete `clause 7 (vv)' and substitute `clause 7 (3) and (48)'.

2 Ibid., p. 1019, l. 1, delete `three' and substitute `four'.

3 This decree shall be effective from 1 October 1998.

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Decree (7): Class List for the Honour School of Jurisprudence

Explanatory note

The following decree, made on the recommendation of the Law Board and with the concurrence of the General Board, reinstates the provision for the national law studied by Course 2 candidates to be indicated in the Class List for the Honour School of Jurisprudence.

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Text of Decree (7)

In Examination Decrees, 1997, p. 1055 (as amended by Decree (3) of 19 March 1998, Gazette, p. 931), after l. 5 insert:

`(vii) [(vi)] If a candidate whose name appears in the Class List for the Honour School of Jurisprudence has successfully completed Course 2 in accordance with the regulations of the Board of the Faculty of Law, there shall be added, in brackets after his or her name, the word (French) or symbol (Fr) (or the adjective or symbol appropriate to such other national law as the candidate has studied), or, if the candidate has not studied the national law of another European country, the word (European) or symbol (Eur). At the foot of the list shall appear an indication that (French) or (Fr) (or other adjective or symbol) denotes English Law with French (or appropriate adjective) Law.'

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Decree (8): Entry to the Violet Vaughan Morgan Prizes 1998 (Miss P. Corson)

Notwithstanding the provisions of Ch. IX, Sect. I, § 353, cl. 4 (Statutes, 1997, p. 735), Miss P. Corson, Mansfield College, may enter for the Violet Vaughan Morgan Prizes 1998.

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2 Status of Master of Arts

Mr Vice-Chancellor reports that the status of Master of Arts under the provisions of Ch. V, Sect. v, cl. 1 (Statutes, 1997, p. 367) has been accorded to the following persons who are qualified for membership of Congregation:

SHAFIQ ABOUZAYD, Christ Church

KEITH MALCOLM WILLETT, Nuffield Department of Orthopaedic Surgery

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3 Register of Congregation

Mr Vice-Chancellor reports that the following names have been added to the Register of Congregation:

Abouzayd, S., MA status, Christ Church
Brant, K.W.-G., MA, All Souls
Cook, T., MA, D.Phil., St Catherine's
Willett, K.M., MA status, Nuffield Department of Orthopaedic Surgery

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CONGREGATION 28 April

1 Declaration of approval of unopposed Statutes promulgated on 24 March

No notice of opposition having been given, Mr Vice-Chancellor declared the Statutes (1) excluding self-nomination at elections in Congregation, (2) renaming the new Professorship of Economics after Sir John Hicks, and (3) establishing a Nuffield Professorship of Pathology (pp. 1023–4) approved.

2 Promulgation of Statutes

Forms of Statutes were promulgated. No notice of opposition having been given, Mr Vice-Chancellor declared the preambles carried of the proposed Statutes (1) revising Title XIII, (2) establishing an Andreas Idreos Professorship of Science and Religion, and (3) concerning the Vinerian Scholarship.

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CURATORS OF THE UNIVERSITY CHEST

For changes in financial regulations, to come into effect on 15 May, see `Examinations and Boards' below.

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BOARDS OF FACULTIES

For changes in regulations for examinations, to come into effect on 15 May, see `Examinations and Boards' below.