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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, clauses 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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EXAMINATION SCHOOLS

Accommodation for Lectures

Michaelmas Term 1999

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 Michaelmas Term 1999 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.

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 and the Committee on Continuing Education will come into effect on 28 May.

1 Board of the Faculty of Law

(a) Honour School of Jurisprudence

(i) With effect from 1 October 2000 (for first examination in 2001)

In Examination Decrees, 1998, p. 237, ll. 25–6, delete `; provided that candidates may substitute any two special subjects for one of the standard subject papers 5–22

(excluding 14 if substituted for 4)'.

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

In Examination Decrees, 1998, p. 237, ll. 30–2, delete `; provided that candidates may substitute any two special subjects from one of the standard subject papers 5–22 (excluding 14 if substituted for 4)'.

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(b) Pass School of Jurisprudence

With immediate effect

In Examination Decrees, 1998, p. 243, l. 11, delete `either' and `, or four standard subjects and two special subjects,'.

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(c) Diploma in Legal Studies

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

In Examination Decrees, 1998, p. 949, delete ll. 8–11 and substitute:

`3. The examination shall consist of any three standard subjects specified for the Honour School of Jurisprudence selected by the candidate, except that they shall not include both paper 11, Ethics, and paper 12, Philosophy of Mind.'

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2 Board of the Faculty of Mathematical Sciences

(a) Honour Moderations in Mathematics and Computation

With effect from 1 October 2000 (for first examination in 2001)

In Examination Decrees, 1998, p. 48, l. 47, and p. 1109, l. 27 delete `Computation' and substitute `Computer Science'.

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(b) Preliminary Examination in Mathematics and Computation

With effect from 1 October 2000 (for first examination in 2001)

1 In Examination Decrees, 1998, p. 84, l. 7, delete `and Further Mathematics'.

2 Ibid., p. 84, l. 11 and p. 1109, l. 20, delete `Computation' and substitute `Computer Science'.

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(c) Honour School of Computation

With effect from 1 October 2002 (for first examination in 2003)

In Examination Decrees, 1998, p. 153, l. 40, p. 154, ll. 1, 2, and 14, and p. 1109, l. 30, delete `Computation' and substitute `Computer Science'.

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(d) Pass School of Computation

With effect from 1 October 2002 (for first examination in 2003)

In Examination Decrees, 1998, p. 156, ll. 7, 11, and 14, delete `Computation' and substitute `Computer Science'.

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(e) Honour School of Engineering and Computing Science

With effect from 1 October 2002 (for first examination in 2003)

In Examination Decrees, 1998, p. 171, ll. 43, 44, 46, 48, 50, and p. 172, ll. 16, 24, and 28, delete `Computation' and substitute `Computer Science'.

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(f) Honour School of Mathematical Sciences

With effect from 1 October 2002 (for first examination in 2003)

In Examination Decrees, 1998, p. 283, l. 28, delete `Computation' and substitute `Computer Science'.

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(g) Honour School of Mathematics and Computation

With effect from 1 October 2002 (for first examination in 2003)

In Examination Decrees, 1998, p. 289, l. 32, p. 290, ll. 14, 18, 19, 36, 46, p. 291, l. 1, and p. 1109, l. 36, delete `Computation' and substitute `Computer Science'.

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(h) Pass School of Mathematics and Computation

With effect from 1 October 2002 (for first examination in 2003)

In Examination Decrees, 1998, p. 291, ll. 12, 15, and 18, delete `Computation' and substitute `Computer Science'.

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(i) Master of Science in Computation

With effect from 1 October 2000 (for first examination in 2001)

In Examination Decrees, 1998, p. 723, l. 29, and p. 724, ll. 10 and 36, delete `Computation' and substitute `Computer Science'.

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3 Board of the Faculty of Social Sciences

Honour School of Philosophy, Politics, and Economics

With effect from 1 October 2000 (for first examination in 2001)

1 In Examination Decrees, 1998, p. 473, after l. 24 insert:

`The chairmen of the sub-faculties of Economics and Politics shall make available to the examiners records showing whether candidates have pursued a course in information technology to an adequate standard. The examiners shall deduct one per cent of the aggregate mark of those candidates who have failed to reach an adequate standard.'

2 Ibid., l. 25, after `eight subjects in all' insert `(excluding the course in information technology referred to above)'.

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4 Committee on Continuing Education

Postgraduate Certificate in Object Technology

With immediate effect

In Examination Decrees, 1998, p. 973, after l. 30 insert:

`Object Technology

1. The Board of the Faculty of Mathematical Sciences, in consultation with the Sub-faculty of Computation, and the Board of Studies of the Committee on Continuing Education, shall elect for the supervision of the course a standing committee which shall have the power to arrange lectures and other instruction.

2. The course will consist of lectures, tutorials, seminars, and classes in the theory and practice of Object Technology. The course may be taken over a period of not less than one year, and not more than two years.

3. Every candidate will be required to satisfy the examiners in the following:

(a) attendance at a minimum of four short courses;

(b) submission of at least four written assignments, based on modules chosen from those in the Schedule for the Postgraduate Certificate in Object Technology, comprising a programme of study approved by the Programme Director.

The assignments under (b) shall be forwarded to the examiners for consideration by such dates as the examiners shall determine and shall notify candidates and tutors.

4. Candidates will be expected to attend a viva voce examination at the end of the course of studies unless dispensed by the examiners.

5. The examiners may award a distinction for excellence in the whole examination.

6. The standing committee for the M.Sc. in Software Engineering shall have the discretion to permit any candidate to be exempted from submitting up to two of the total of nine written assignments required under 3(b) above, provided the standing committee is satisfied that such a candidate has undertaken sufficient study, of an appropriate standard, normally at another institution of higher education.

7. Candidates who fail to satisfy the examiners in the assignments under 3(b) may be permitted to resubmit work in respect of part or parts of the examination which they have failed for examination on not more than one occasion which shall normally be within one year of the original failure. No written assignment shall be submitted to the examiners on more than one occasion.

Schedule

(i) Design patterns

(ii) Distributed objects

(iii) Object orientation

(iv) Object-oriented design

(v) Object-oriented programming

The standing committee for the M.Sc. in Software Engineering shall have the power to add other courses or delete courses from this list in June and December each year a list of modules shall be published in the University Gazette. Each such list, which will have been approved by the standing committee and which will be a selection from the list set above, will contain those modules which will be available during the following nine months.'

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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

L. DA'LUZ VIEIRA, Linacre: `Acupuncture in Oxford: the role of belief in healing practice'.
Pitt Rivers Museum, Thursday, 27 May, 2.15 p.m.
Examiners: D.B. Tayler, H. MacPherson.

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English Language and Literature

G. CERNY, Linacre: `How to hang an apprentice: the moral problem of Industry and Idleness re-examined in Victorian illustrated fiction'.
Examination Schools, Friday, 2 July, 2.30 p.m.
Examiners: J. Sloan, P. Schlicke.

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Medieval and Modern Languages

J. JOLLE, Wadham: `The uses and function of mythology in Goethe's early hymns'.
Wadham, Friday, 14 May, 2.15 p.m.
Examiners: R.C. Ockenden, M. Bell.

iE.V. ROBERTS, St Anne's: `Identity and the colonial encounter: the French Indochinese novel in the twentieth century'.
St John's, Monday, 14 June, 10 a.m.
Examiners: E.A. Fallaize, A. Hargreaves.

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Modern History

P.A.V. SARRIS, All Souls: `Economy and society in the age of Justinian'.
Christ Church, Thursday, 22 July, 2.15 p.m.
Examiners: A.K. Bowman, J.F. Haldon.

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Physical Sciences

M. ATIA, New College: `Improved Coriolis mass flow-meter'.
Department of Engineering Science, Tuesday, 15 June, 10.30 a.m.
Examiners: A.L. Dexter, J. Morris.

P. THIRTLE, Wolfson: `Neutron reflection from modified silicon surfaces'.
Physical and Theoretical Chemistry Laboratory, Tuesday, 1 June, 11 a.m.
Examiners: R.G. Compton, S.J. Roser.

C. WEBB, St Edmund Hall: `Experiments with a caesium atom interferometer'.
Clarendon Laboratory, Tuesday, 18 May, 2 p.m.
Examiners: P. Ewart, C.S. Adams.

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Physiological Sciences

J. BABIK, Magdalen: `Gene regulation of the murine interleukin-12 p35 subunit'.
Brasenose, Friday, 18 June, 2 p.m.
Examiners: N.J. Proudfoot, F. Balkwill.

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