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ANNUAL ELECTIONS OF MEMBERS OF BOARDS OF FACULTIES

Corrigenda

The following corrections should be made to the list of results of the Annual Elections of Members of Boards of Faculties, published in Supplement (1) to Gazette No. 4515:

1 In p. 1393, right-hand column, under `English Language and Literature', delete `C. Cannon, MA, Fellow of Hertford' and substitute `C. Cannon, MA, Fellow of St Edmund Hall'.

2 Ibid., delete `T.E. Keymer, MA, D.Phil., Fellow of St Edmund Hall' and substitute `T.E. Keymer, MA, D.Phil., Fellow of St Anne's'.

3 In p. 1394, right-hand column, under `Oriental Studies', delete `C.H. Holes' and substitute `C.D. Holes'.

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GENERAL BOARD OF THE FACULTIES

With the approval of the General Board, the following appointments and reappointments have been made and titles conferred for the periods stated.

1 Appointments

UNIVERSITY LECTURERS

(From 1 October 1999 until 30 September 2004 unless otherwise stated)

Biological Sciences

ALISON C.S. WOOLLARD, D.Phil. (B.Sc. London), Fellow-elect of Hertford. In Genetics. From 1 February 2000 until 31 January 2005.

Law

NICOLAS E. STAVROPOULOS, D.Phil. (BA Athens, LL.M. LSE), Fellow-elect of Mansfield. In Legal Theory.

Literae Humaniores

CECILIA TRIFOGLI (Laurea Pisa, Ph.D. Milan), Fellow-elect of All Souls. In Medieval Philosophy.

Management

PETER JOHNSON, MA, D.Phil (MA, MBA Stanford), Fellow-elect of Exeter. In Management Studies (New Business Development). From 1 July 1999 until 30 June 2004.

Mathematical Sciences

PETER G. JEAVONS, MA (M.Sc. Leicester, Ph.D. London), Fellow- elect of St Anne's. In Computation. From 1 September 1999 until 31 August 2004.

Music

ROBERT L.A. SAXTON, MA, D.Mus. (MA Cambridge), Fellow-elect of Worcester. In Music.

Physical Sciences

PEDRO G. FERREIRA (Licenciado Lisbon, Ph.D. London), Fellow-elect of Oriel. In Physics. From 1 January 2005 until 31 December 2009.

ALEXANDER M. KORSUNSKY, D.Phil. (B.Sc., M.Sc. Moscow), Fellow-elect of Trinity. In Engineering Science.

STEPHEN J. ROBERTS, MA, D.Phil., Fellow-elect of Somerville. In Engineering Science.

Psychological Studies

JENNIFER A. UTMAN (BA Wellesley, AM, Ph.D. Brown), Fellow-elect of Magdalen. In Psychology.

Social Studies

JENNIFER M. WELSH, M.Phil., D.Phil. (Ba Saskatchewan), Fellow- elect of Somerville. In International Relations.

Committee for Educational Studies

ERNESTO MACARO (BA Kent, MA Warwick), Fellow-elect of Worcester. In Educational Studies (Modern Languages). From 1 September 1999 until 31 August 2004.

TEMPORARY UNIVERSITY LECTURERS

Physical Sciences

PAUL J. WARREN, MA, D.Phil. In the Processing of Materials. From 1 June 1999 until 31 May 2002.

Social Studies

BENT NIELSEN, MA (Ph.D. Copenhagen). In Econometrics. From 1 October 1999 until 30 September 2003.

UNIVERSITY LECTURERS (CUF)

(From 1 October 1999 until 30 September 2004 unless otherwise stated)

English

MARGARET M. KEAN, MA, Fellow-elect of St Hilda's. In English.

Modern History

SENIA PASETA, MA (BA Melbourne, Ph.D. Canberra), Fellow-elect of St Hugh's. In Modern History.

NICHOLAS STARGARDT (BA, Ph.D. Cambridge), Fellow-elect of Magdalen. In Modern History.

FIXED-TERM UNIVERSITY LECTURERS (CUF)

Law

CLARE M.G. AMBROSE, MA (LL.M. Cambridge), Fellow-elect of Somerville. In Law. From 1 October 1999 until 30 September 2002.

Mathematical Sciences

MACIEJ DUNAJSKI, D.Phil. (M.Sc. Lodz), Fellow of Magdalen. In Mathematics. From 1 October 1999 until 30 September 2004.

STAFF TUTOR/DEPUTY DIRECTOR OF CENTRE OF EXCELLENCE

Continuing Education

ANDREW P. MARTIN, MA, D.Phil. In Software Engineering and Continuing Education. From 1 October 1999 until 30 September 2002.

JUNIOR LECTURER

Social Studies/Queen Elizabeth House

TIMOTHY S.L. KELSALL (MA, M.Phil. SOAS). In the History and Politics of Africa. From 1 October 1999 until 30 September 2001.

INSTRUCTORS

Oriental Studies

YOUNG-HAE CHI, MA status, M.Phil. (BA, MA Hankuk). In Korean. From 1 August 1999 until 31 July 2002.

HIROE KAJI (BA Osaka). In Japanese. From 1 October 1999 until 30

September 2003.

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2 Reappointments

UNIVERSITY LECTURERS

Management

DAVID N. BARRON, MA (BA Cambridge, MA, Ph.D. Cornell), Fellow of Jesus. In Management Studies (Business Organisation), From 1 October 1999 until the retiring age.

GERD ISLEI, MA (D.P.Phys. Clausthal, Ph.D. Manchester), Fellow of Templeton. In Management Studies (Information Management). From 1 July 1999 until 30 June 2001.

Queen Elizabeth House

CHRISTOPHER S. ADAM, MA, M.Phil., D.Phil. (MA St Andrew's), Fellow of St Cross. In Development Economics. From 1 January 2000 to the retiring age.

UNIVERSITY LECTURERS (CUF)

Modern History

(From 1 October 1999 until the retiring age)

ANNA-MARIA MISRA, MA, Fellow of Keble. In Modern History.

BENJAMIN J. THOMPSON, MA, D.Phil. (MA, Ph.D. Cambridge), Fellow of Somerville. In Modern History.

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3 Appointments by the Board of the Faculty of Clinical Medicine

JOINT UNIVERSITY/HOSPITAL APPOINTMENTS

(From 1 July 1999 until 30 June 2004)

NICHOLAS A. ATHANASOU, MA status (Ph.D. London, MD Sydney), MRCP, FRCPath. In Orthopaedic Pathology.

JAMES V. BYRNE, MA status (MD London) FRCS, FRCR. In Neuroradiology.

CHRISTOPHER S. GARRARD, MA status, D.Phil. (MB BS London) FRCP, Fellow of Linacre. In Intensive Care.

NEIL J. MORTENSEN, MA status (MD Bristol) FRCS. In Colorectal Surgery.

DAVID MURRAY (MD London) FRCS. In Orthopaedic Surgery.

TIMOTHY E.A. PETO, BM, MA, D.Phil., FRCP. In Infectious Diseases.

JOHN A.H. WASS, MA (MD London) FRCP, Fellow of Green College. In Endocrinology.

FIXED-TERM UNIVERSITY LECTURER (NON-MEDICAL)

MICHAEL PARKER (B.Sc. UMIST, B.Ed., M.Phil. University of West of England, Ph.D. Hull). In Medical Ethics. From 1 June 1999 until 31 May 2002.

CLINICAL LECTURERS

SUZANNE O. DONNELLY (MB, B.Ch., BAO Dublin) MRCPI. In Rheumatology. From 1 June 1999 until 31 May 2002.

BARTLEY D. SHEEHAN (MB, B.Ch., BAO Dublin) MRCPsych. In Old Age Psychiatry. From 1 August 1999 until 31 July 2002.

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4 Reappointments by the Board of the Faculty of Clinical Medicine

UNIVERSITY LECTURER (MEDICAL)

PETER B. SULLIVAN, MA (B.Sc., MD Manchester), FRCP, FRCPCH, Fellow of Magdalen. In Paediatrics. From 1 September 1999 until the retiring age.

TUTORS IN GENERAL PRACTICE

MARTIN FLEMINGER, MA status (MB BS London). From 1 January 1999 until 31 December 2003.

RICHARD V.M. HARRINGTON, MA status (BA Exeter, MB BS London). From 1 December 2000 until 30 November 2004.

ANDREW R. WILKINSON, MA status (B.Sc., MB BS London). From 1 July 1999 until 30 June 2004.

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5 Conferment of title by the Board of the Faculty of Clinical Medicine

HONORARY SENIOR CLINICAL LECTURERS

(From 1 June 1999 until 31 May 2004) ROBERT C. HANDLEY (B.Sc., MB, Ch.B. Sheffield) FRCS, Consultant Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgeon, John Radcliffe Hospital. In Orthopaedic Surgery.

DIGBY J. QUESTED (MB, Ch.B. Cape Town) MRCPsych., Consultant in Psychiatry, Warneford Hospital. In Psychiatry.

DOUGLAS A. WILKINSON (B.Sc, MB, B.Ch. Cape Town) MRCGP, FRCA, Consultant Anaesthetist, John Radcliffe Hospital. In Anaesthetics.

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BOARD OF THE FACULTY OF PHYSICAL SCIENCES

The Board of the Faculty of Physical Sciences has conferred the title of University Research Lecturer on DR D.J. SIVETER, Assistant Curator of Geological Collections in the University Museum.

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STANDING COMMITTEE FOR THE M.SC. IN APPLIED STATISTICS

The topics for Paper 2, `Further Statistical Methodology', approved for examination in 1999--2000, are:

Multivariate analysis
Simulation
Computer-intensive statistics
Spatial data analysis
Mathematical genetics
Operational research (linear programming, combinational optimisation, quality control, cost accountancy, decision mathematics)
Medical statistics (epidemiology, clinical trials, expert systems)
Patterns and networks
Case studies in image analysis and pattern recognition
Advanced social statistics
Econometrics

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CHANGES IN REGULATIONS

The following changes in regulations made by the Vice-Chancellor and Proctors, and, with the approval of the General Board, the following changes in regulations made by boards of faculties and committees will come into effect on 16 July.

1 The Vice-Chancellor and Proctors

Late entry for examinations and late alteration of options

With effect from 1 September 1999

1 In Examination Decrees, 1998, p. 1112, l. 25, delete `25.00' and substitute `30.00'.

2 Ibid., ll. 27 and 34, in each case delete `50.00' and substitute `60.00'.

3 Ibid., l. 32, delete `20.00' and substitute `24.00'.

[Note. The fees payable for late entry for examinations and late alteration of options were last determined in 1994. The increases effected by the above changes in regulations are proportionate to the general increases in fees payable by candidates for examinations (other than composition fees) over the subsequent five years.]

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2 Board of the Faculty of Anthropology and Geography

D.Phil.

With immediate effect

In Examination Decrees, 1998, p. 842, l. 24, after `determines.' insert:

`A D.Phil. thesis may be accepted for examination if comprised of a minimum of four scientific papers submitted for publication if not yet accepted or published. Such a body of work shall be deemed acceptable provided it represented a coherent and focused body of research. It should include an Introduction, a Survey of Literature, and a Conculsion. Current word limits and conditions remain in place.

A D.Phil. thesis submitted under this rubric may include joint publications. In that case, all co-authors must certify in writing to the Director of Graduate Studies of the School that the majority of that work represents the work of the candidate.

Candidates wishing to proceed in this manner must obtain permission from his/her supervisor, the School, and the Faculty Board and must be approved at the time of confirmation of D.Phil. status. Evidence must be submitted at the time permission is sought that the scientific papers have been submitted to identified journals.

If, after a petition is accepted, a candidate wishes to revert to a standard D.Phil. thesis format, the candidate must lodge a petition with his/her supervisor, the School, and Faculty showing good cause for the change.'

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3 Board of the Faculty of Music

M.Phil. in Music

With effect from 1 October 1999 (for first examination in 2001)

In Examination Decrees, 1998, p. 615, delete ll. 34–48 and substitute:

`(1) To follow for the first three terms, undertaking such course work as may be required, the core courses of the M.St. (Historiography, Aesthetics, and Criticism), and such of its special topic elements as are recommended by the supervisor in conjunction with the Director of Graduate Studies;

(2) To pursue the study of a chosen first-study instrument (including voice);

(3) To take a four-part examination at the end of the first year, achieving an appropriate level of attainment as a condition of entering the second year of the course. The examination will comprise:

(a) a three-hour paper on Aesthetics, Criticism, and Historiography of Music;

(b) one course-related essay of no more than 5,000 words (to be submitted not later than Friday of the eighth week of the Trinity Term in which the examination is held);

(c) an extended piece of written work (up to 10,000 words or their equivalent), comprising an introduction to or significant portion of the thesis* or editorial exercise which will form a major component of the final-year submission (see (4) below); this project will be related to some aspect of the interpretation and performance of music, its title and subject-matter having been approved by the Faculty Board at its first Trinity Term meeting of the candidate's first year;

(d) a recital of not more than thirty minutes duration, the programme of which will have been approved by the Director of Graduate Studies.

(4) To present not later than noon on the Friday of the first week of the Trinity Term of the second year, two copies of either a thesis* of not more than 30,000 words on a subject related to the interpretation and performance of music and approved by the board (see 2(c) above) or a substantial editorial exercise, including prefatory matter, approved by the board. Successful candidates will be required to deposit one copy of the thesis or edition in the Music Faculty Library.

(5) To give a recital of not more than sixty minutes duration, vocal or instrumental, the programme of which shall be chosen by the examiners from two possible programmes submitted by the candidate and approved by the board (these will not include works offered in the first-year recital, 3(d) above).'

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4 Board of the Faculty of Physical Sciences

(a) Preliminary Examination in Engineering Science

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

1 In Examination Decrees, 1998, p. 76, ll. 49–50, delete `The solution of linear and algebraic equations, pivoting, introduction to ill-conditioning.'

2 Ibid., l. 52, after `Sorting and searching' insert `Fourier series.'

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(b) Honour School of Engineering Science

With effect from 1 October 2001 (for first examination in 2002)

In Examination Decrees, 1998, p. 165, l. 39, delete `Fourier series: convolution' and substitute `Convolution'.

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5 Board of the Faculty of Social Studies

(a) M.Phil. in Economics

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

1 In Examination Decrees, 1998, p. 574, delete ll. 29–31 and substitute:

`Consumer and producer theory. Uncertainty. Game theory. Bargaining and contracts. Auctions. Industrial organisation. Markets and equilibrium. Social choice. Welfare and public economics.'

2 Ibid., p. 576, delete ll. 22–8 and substitute:

`(f) Advanced Economic Theory: Questions will be set on advanced economic theory topics from a series of taught courses. The courses offered vary from year to year, but will normally include such topics as: Game theory.

General equilibrium. Incentives and Contracts. Auctions. Dynamic Programming. The questions will be of a more advanced character than in the Microeconomics and Macroeconomics papers. Sufficient questions will be set that candidates may, if they wish, restrict themselves either to answering only mathematically based questions, or to answering only essay based equations.'

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(b) M.Phil. in Politics

With effect from 1 October 1999 (for first examination in 2001)

In Examination Decrees, 1998, p. 630, l. 2, delete `USSR' and substitute `Russia'.

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(c) Transfer to D.Phil. status

With effect from 1 October 1999

1 In Examination Decrees, 1998, p. 880, delete ll. 9–16 and substitute:

`(v) a short outline of the proposed research topic, containing title and chapter headings;

(vi) a draft introduction of between 4,000 and 6,000 words, which should include an indication of how the thesis relates to existing literature; a statement of the questions being addressed in the thesis; and a discussion of research methods, including the sources and methods of analysis to be used; and

(vii) a draft chapter of the thesis, of between 5,000 and 7,000 words.'

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6 Board of the Faculty of Theology

Honour School of Philosophy and Theology

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

In Examination Decrees, 1998, p. 490, delete ll. 9–12 and substitute:

`(i) The Theology and Ethics of the New Testament (with special reference to the gospels of Matthew and John, Romans, and I Corinthians).

Questions will be set on the theology of the individual gospels (not just those specified), Pauline theology, the historical Jesus, the ethics of the New Testament, and the different methods of New Testament interpretation. There will be a compulsory question containing passages for comment from Matthew, John, Romans, and I Corinthians, printed in both Greek and English. Comment on passages in Greek will be optional.'

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7 Committee for Archaeology

Confirmation of D.Phil. status

With effect from 1 October 1999

In Examination Decrees, 1998, p. 843, delete sentence beginning l. 14 and ending l. 15.

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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

M. LLOBERA, Linacre: `Landscapes of experience in stone: notes on a humanistic GIS approach to ancient landscapes'.
Pitt Rivers Museum (64 Banbury Road), Thursday, 8 July, 2 p.m.
Examiners: M. Gillings, S. Shennan.

D. PIERCEY, St Catherine's: `Cultural geography: public art and the urban landscape'.
School of Geography, Thursday, 15 July, 2.15 p.m.
Examiners: D.I. Scargill, G. Revill.

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Biological Sciences

G. CUMMING, New College: `The evolutionary ecology of African ticks'.
Department of Zoology, Thursday, 8 July, 12.30 p.m.
Examiners: R.J. Whittaker, G. Gettinby.

S.L. SCARTH, Wolfson: `Analysis of seven leukocyte adhesion deficiency clad point mutations in the integrin B2 subunit'.
Department of Biochemistry, Friday, 9 July, 10 a.m.
Examiners: P.A. Handford, I. Dransfield.

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Clinical Medicine

I. ROXANIS, Wolfson: `Studies in the thymus of early-onset myasthenia gravis patients'.
Institute of Molecular Medicine, Wednesday, 14 July, 1 p.m.
Examiners: D.W. Mason, M. Ritter.

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English Language and Literature

E. LEANE, Magdalen: `Contemporary popular physics: an interchange between literature and science'.
Merton, Thursday, 15 July, 2.15 p.m.
Examiners: J. Carey, J. Durant.

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Medieval and Modern Languages

G.G. KAHN, Trinity: `Le Mariage de Figaro de Beaumarchais: édition critique de la version scénique originale'.
Trinity, Friday, 9 July, 11 a.m.
Examiners: G.J. Mallinson, J.-P. de Beaumarchais.

S. PIERSE, Trinity: `Voltaire and Clio: from history to story'.
Examination Schools, Wednesday, 14 July, 11 a.m.
Examiners: N.E. Cronk, H.T. Mason.

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Physical Sciences

S. FALATI, New College: `The contribution of non-structural components to the overall dynamic behaviour of concrete floor slabs'.
Department of Engineering Science, Friday, 9 July, 9 a.m.
Examiners: H.J. Burd, T. Ji.

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EXAMINATION FOR THE DEGREE OF MASTER OF STUDIES IN LEGAL RESEARCH

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

Law

J. NEYERS, Pembroke: `Canadian corporate law, veil-piercing, and the private law model corporation'.
Merton, Tuesday, 6 July, 2 p.m.
Examiners: B. Cheffins, J. Payne.

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