Examinations and Boards

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BOARD OF THE FACULTY OF MEDIEVAL AND MODERN LANGUAGES

Election of one 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 1999:

T.F. EARLE, MA, King John II Professor of Portuguese Studies

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BOARD OF THE FACULTY OF MODERN HISTORY

Election of an Ordinary Member

An election will be held on Thursday, 4 December to fill a vacancy for an ordinary member (vice Professor R.J.W. Evans, becoming 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, 10 November, and nominations by six electors up to 4 p.m. on Tuesday, 25 November.

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CHAIRMAN OF EXAMINERS

The Vice-Chancellor desires to call the attention of all examiners to the provisions of Ch. VI, Sect. ii.c, § 1, cll. 1--3, which require examiners in all university examinations to appoint one of their number to act as Chairman, to notify the appointment to the Vice-Chancellor, and to publish it in the University Gazette.

He desires that these appointments shall be notified to the Clerk of the Schools who will inform the Vice-Chancellor and see that notice of them is duly published in the University Gazette.

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CHAIRMEN OF EXAMINERS

TRINITY TERM 1998

Honour Moderations

Archaeology and Anthropology: W.R. JAMES, B.LITT., MA, D.PHIL., Fellow of St Cross (address: Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology)

Biological Sciences: R.L. HALL, MA, Fellow of Wolfson (address: Department of Plant Sciences)

Classics and English: M.R. COMBER, MA, Fellow of St John's

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Honour Schools

Natural Science
Geology: J.D. BELL, MA, D.PHIL., Fellow of University (address: Department of Earth Sciences)
Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry Part I: L.N. JOHNSON, MA, Fellow of Corpus Christi

Philosophy and Modern Languages: M. KLEIN, B.PHIL., MA, D.PHIL., Fellow of Pembroke

Philosophy and Theology: M.E. ROSEN, MA, D.PHIL., Fellow of Lincoln

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Master of Philosophy

English Studies Courses I and II: C.L. MAPSTONE, MA, D.PHIL., Fellow of St Hilda's

English Studies Courses VI, VII, and VIII: J.H. STALLWORTHY, B.LITT., MA, Fellow of Wolfson

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Master of Science

Computation: R.S. BIRD, MA, Fellow of Lincoln (address: Computing Laboratory)

Neuroscience: J.N.P. RAWLINS, MA, D.PHIL., Fellow of University

Software Engineering: J.W.M. DAVIES, MA, Fellow of Kellogg (address: Computing Laboratory)

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Certificate

Foundation Certificate in Modern History: F.J.T. WALSH, MA, Fellow of Harris Manchester

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EXAMINATION SCHOOLS

Accommodation for Lectures

Hilary Term 1998

The Chairman of the Curators of the Schools would be grateful if Professors, Readers, and University Lecturers who wish to lecture at the Schools in Hilary Term 1998 could inform the Clerk of the Schools at the end of the present term. It is necessary to know whether a room suitable for an audience of more than one hundred persons is required; only the three large writing-schools will accommodate more than that number.

Leave for the use of rooms for lectures will expire at the end of the seventh week of Hilary Term.

Afternoon lectures should normally finish by 6 p.m.

Attention is drawn to the fact that overhead projection equipment and 35-mm projectors are available. When these facilities are required the Clerk of the Schools should be notified in advance.

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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 14 November.

1 Board of the Faculty of Law

(a) Bachelor of Civil Law

(i) With immediate effect

In Examination Decrees, 1996, p. 858, l. 38, delete `24' and substitute `27'.

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

1 In Examination Decrees, 1996, p. 854, delete ll. 17–20, and renumber cll. 6–27 as 5–26. 2 Ibid., p. 858, l. 38, as amended by (i) above, delete `27' and substitute `26'.

(b) M.Jur. in European and Comparative Law

(i) With immediate effect

In Examination Decrees, 1996, p. 860, l. 9, delete `sixth' and substitute `fifth'.

(ii) With effect from 1 October 1997 (for first examination in 1998)

1 In Examination Decrees, 1996, p. 859, ll. 27–8, delete `the Roman Law of Condictiones'.

2 Ibid., p. 860, l. 45, delete `any' and substitute `the'.

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2 Board of the Faculty of Literae Humaniores

(a) Bachelor of Philosophy

With immediate effect

In Examination Decrees, 1996, p. 537, l. 22, after `is taken.' insert: `The thesis shall be accompanied by a statement of the number of words it contains (exclusive of bibliographical references).'

(b) M.St. in Philosophy

With immediate effect

In Examination Decrees, 1996, p. 685, ll. 29–30, delete `Supervisors or others are not permitted to give any help, even bibliographical, with the preparation of essays.' and substitute: `Candidates are not permitted to seek or accept any help, even bibliographical, from supervisors or anybody else, with the preparation of essays.'

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3 Board of the Faculty of Modern History

(a) M.Phil. in Economics and Social History

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

1 In Examination Decrees, 1997, p. 577, ll. 12–13, delete `Each successful candidate . . . Bodleian Library.' and substitute:

`Dissertations submitted must not exceed the permitted length. If they do the examiners will reduce the marks awarded. The presentation and footnotes should comply with the requirements specified in the Regulations of the General Board for the degrees of M.Litt. and D.Phil.

Each dissertation must include a short abstract which concisely summarises its scope and principal arguments, in about 300 words. Candidates must submit by the specified date two copies of their dissertations. These must be securely and firmly bound in either hard or soft covers. One copy of an M.Phil. dissertation which is approved by the examiners must be deposited in the Bodleian Library. This finalised copy should incorporate any corrections or amendments which the examiners may have requested. It must be in a permanently fixed binding, drilled and sewn, in a stiff board case in library buckram, in a dark colour, and lettered on the spine with the candidate's name and initials, the degree, and the year of submission.

*2. Candidates may, if they so wish, be examined in up to two of their four papers (or submit essays in lieu of these papers as provided for above) at the end of their first year.'

2 Ibid., ll. 14–25, renumber existing cll. 2–6 as 3–7 respectively.

* This paragraph has immediate effect.

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(b) M.Sc. in Economic and Social History

With immediate effect

In Examination Decrees, 1997, p. 750, l. 26, after `Oxford' insert:

`Dissertations submitted must not exceed the permitted length. If they do the examiners will reduce the marks awarded. The presentation and footnotes should comply with the requirements specified in the Regulations of the General Board for the degrees of M.Litt. and D.Phil.

Each dissertation must include a short abstract which concisely summarises its scope and principal arguments, in about 300 words. Candidates must submit by the specified date two copies of their dissertations. These must be securely and firmly bound in either hard or soft covers.'

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4 Board of the Faculty of Social Studies

M.Phil. in Economics

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

In Examination Decrees, 1996, p. 566, delete ll. 23–9 and substitute:

`(b) Money, Banking, and Finance. Nature of money. The demand for money and other assets. Portfolio theory and asset pricing. The role and behaviour of banks and other financial intermediaries. The supplies of money and credit. Transmission mechanisms. Fiscal policy and the finance of public deficits. Stabilisation policy. Money and inflation. Money, banking, and growth. Term structure of interest rates. Futures, options, and derivatives. Regulation of financial intermediaries and markets. Exchange rates and international monetary policy.

Candidates will be expected, where relevant, to show knowledge of institutions, policy, and empirical evidence.'

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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

C.M. HEPPELL, Keble: `The fate of pesticide in an underdrained clay soil'.
School of Geography, Tuesday, 11 November, 10 a.m.
Examiners: S.T. Trudgill, F. Worrall.

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Biological Sciences

A.R. PICKFORD, St Edmund Hall: `NMR structural studies on the fibronectin type 2 module'.
St Catherine's, Wednesday, 26 November, 2 p.m.
Examiners: P.C. Driscoll, H.J. Mardon.

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Clinical Medicine

J. MURRAY, St John's: `The role of dissociation in the development and maintenance of post-traumatic stress disorder'.
Warneford Hospital, Thursday, 11 December, 10 a.m.
Examiners: C. Brewin, F. McManus.

XIN WANG, Keble: `Metabolic studies on cardiac lipid substrate utilisation and regulation'.
Green College, Tuesday, 18 November, 2 p.m.
Examiners: M.R. Munday, G.F. Gibbons.

J.P.M. WOOD, St Catherine's: `Induction of cell death within the retina and retinal pigmented epithelium: the role of protein kinase C'.
Radcliffe Infirmary, Wednesday, 12 November, 4 p.m.
Examiners: R.A. Leslie, M. Djamgoz.

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English Language and Literature

D. GODIWALA, St Cross: `Breaking the bounds: British women playwrights since c.1980'.
Examination Schools, Thursday, 20 November, 3 p.m.
Examiners: O. Taxidou, R.M. Ballaster.

S.M.G. MATTAR, Magdalen: `Primitivism and the writers of the Irish dramatic movement to 1910'.
Wadham, Friday, 21 November, 2 p.m.
Examiners: J.B. O'Donoghue, G. Watson.

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Literae Humaniores

M. HILD, Balliol: `Induction and the dynamics of belief'.
Examination Schools, Wednesday, 19 November, 11 a.m.
Examiners: D.M.D. Edgington, T. Williamson.

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Oriental Studies

L.N. TAL, St Antony's: `Politics, the military, and national security in Jordan, 1955–67'.
St Antony's, Tuesday, 18 November, 11 a.m.
Examiners: C.R.H. Tripp, D. Hopwood.

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Physical Sciences

M.L. COSTEN, Queen's: `Laser studies of reaction dynamics'.
Physical and Theoretical Chemistry Laboratory, Wednesday, 19 November, 2.15 p.m.
Examiners: A.J. Orr-Ewing, M. Brouard.

D.J. TWITCHEN, Merton: `A study of defects and impurities in diamond'.
St John's, Thursday, 13 November, 11 a.m.
Examiners: R. Jones, W. Hayes.

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Physiological Sciences

J. TANSLEY, Corpus Christi: `Some factors influencing respiration in humans'.
University Laboratory of Physiology, Tuesday, 18 November, 2.20 p.m.
Examiners: J.H. Coote, K.L. Dorrington.

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Social Studies

M.D. STEARS, Nuffield: `Socialism and pluralism: a study in inter-war British ideology'.
Soc St Faculty Centre, Monday, 3 November, 2.15 p.m.
Examiners: J.W. Burrow, J. Meadowcroft.

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Theology

S. HAWLEY, Mansfield: `Does God speak Misutu? Religious identity and religious nationalism among the Misikutu Indians of Nicaragua'.
St Antony's, Friday, 31 October, 2 p.m.
Examiners: P. Clarke, T. Ranger.

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EXAMINATION FOR THE DEGREE OF MASTER OF SCIENCE

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

Committee for Educational Studies

SHEIKH ADNAN BIN SHEIKH MOHAMAD, St Cross: `Educational policy development in Brunei Darussalam with particular reference to the bilingual education policy'.
Examination Schools, Wednesday, 5 November, 10 a.m.
Examiners: C. Brock, D.G. Browning.