Examinations and Boards

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BOARD OF THE FACULTY OF BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES

Conferment of title

The Board of the Faculty of Biological Sciences has conferred the title of University Research Lecturer on DR A.G. GOSLER, Wolfson College, Departmental Research Fellow in the Department of Zoology.

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CHANGES IN REGULATIONS

With the approval of the General Board, the follow- ing changes in regulations made by the Committee on Continuing Education and the Board of the Faculty of Mathematical Sciences will come into effect on 1 January.

Committee on Continuing Education and Board of the Faculty of Mathematical Sciences

Postgraduate Diploma in Mathematical Finance

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

In Examination Decrees, 1997, p. 968, after l. 29 insert:

`Mathematical Finance

1. Course

(a) The course will consist of lectures, tutorials, seminars, and classes on the technical and quantitative aspects of mathematical finance in regular use in banks and other financial institutions. The course will be taken on a part-time basis over a period of not more than two years.

(b) The course will consist of the modules listed in the Schedule.

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

(a) attendance at the appropriate classroom-based courses;

(b) submission of seven written assignments. Modules 1, 2, 4, 5 are compulsory, the other three topics may be chosen from those currently available on the schedule;

(c) a project report of not more than 5,000 words on a topic agreed by the chairman of the Standing Committee for the Diploma in Mathematical Finance;

(d) a three-hour written examination. Details of the syllabus and timing of this examination will be approved by the Standing Committee and published annually in the Gazette.

The assignments under (b) and the project report under (c) shall be forwarded to the examiners c/o the Registry, Department of Continuing Education, 1 Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JA, for consideration by such date as the examiners shall determine and notify candidates.

3. Candidates may be required to attend a viva voce examination at the end of the course of studies at the discretion of the examiners.

4. The examiners may award a distinction to candidates for the Diploma.

5. Candidates who fail to satisfy the examiners in the assignments under (b) or the project report under (c) may be permitted to resubmit work in respect of the 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.

Schedule

At least seven of these modules (including 1, 2, 4, 5) will be held in any year. The list of modules will be published annually in the Gazette. Each such list, which will have been approved by the Standing Committee, will contain those courses available during the following twelve months.

1. Foundation: a review of technical requisites

2.Introduction to Finance: the basic building blocks of finance practice and theory

3. Asset Allocation: models for investment decisions

4. Equity, Currency, and Commodity Derivatives

5. Interest Rates and Products: models for the fixed income markets

6. Numerical Methods

7. Advanced Topics and Latest Research

8. Any other modules as defined by the course director and approved by the Standing Committee.'

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DEGREE OF DOCTOR OF CIVIL LAW

The Board of the Faculty of Law has granted leave to R. HOOD, All Souls, to supplicate for the Degree of Doctor of Civil Law.

A list of the evidence submitted by the candidate is available at the University Offices.

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EXAMINATIONS FOR THE DEGREE OF DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY

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

Clinical Medicine

R. WADE-MARTINS, Corpus Christi: `Developing Epstein– Barr virus-based stable episomes for gene expression from large genomic inserts to complement cell phenotypes'.
Department of Biochemistry, Monday, 1 February, 2 p.m.
Examiners: S.M. Kingsman, H. Cooke.

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English Language and Literature

N. VOAK, Wadham: `Reason, will, and grace in the works of Richard Hooker'.
Lincoln, Friday, 22 January, 2 p.m.
Examiners: P.E. McCullough, P.G. Lake.

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Law

J. KIRK, Magdalen: `"Implied rights" in constitutional adjudication by the High Court of Australia since 1983'.
Queen's, Monday, 18 January, 2 p.m.
Examiners: G. Marshall, D.J. Feldman.

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Modern History

P. BENBOW, St Edmund Hall: `Divine and mathematical infinity in the late thirteenth and fourteenth centuries'.
Examination Schools, Friday, 15 January, 2 p.m.
Examiners: R.A. Cross, J. Marenbon.

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Physical Sciences

N.U. ISLAM, Hertford: `Alignment structures in ferroelectric liquid crystals'.
Department of Engineering Science, Monday, 11 January, 10 a.m.
Examiners: D. C. O'Brien, M. Wiltshire.

D.A. ROWBURY, Keble: `Discharge coefficients of nozzle guide vane film cooling holes'.
Department of Engineering Science, Friday, 18 December, 10 a.m.
Examiners: D. Lampard, P.T. Ireland.

G.D. VIESCA-LOBATON, Exeter: `Fatigue crack propagation in plastic fields'.
Department of Engineering Science, Thursday, 28 January, 11 a.m.
Examiners: G. Harrison, F.P.E. Dunne.

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Physiological Sciences

A. MUDHER, Merton: `Regulation of phosphorylation of neuronal cytoskeletal elements'.
University Department of Psychiatry, Warneford Hospital, Tuesday, 22 December, 2 p.m.
Examiners: P.J. Harrison, R.O. Weller.

V.A. SMELT, Linacre: `Placental expression of arylamine N-acetyltransferases'.
Pembroke, Monday, 21 December, 10.30 a.m.
Examiners: Y. Edwards, J.S. Knowland.

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Psychological Studies

M. RICHMOND, Balliol: `Neural substrates of conditioned behaviour'.
Department of Experimental Psychology, Tuesday, 5 January, 12 noon.
Examiners: M.F.S. Rushworth, M. Good.

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Social Studies

G. BOX, Oriel: `Justice and health care: allocating liability for lifestyle illnesses'.
St Catherine's, Friday, 22 January, 3.15 p.m.
Examiners: R. Plant, L. Doyal.

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Committee for Archaeology

M. PARANI, Exeter: `Reconstructing the reality of images: Byzantine religious iconography (eleventh to fifteenth centuries)'.
Oriental Institute, Wednesday, 30 December, 2.15 p.m.
Examiners: J.A.J. Raby, H. Maguire.

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Committee for Educational Studies

J. ACZEL, Keble: `Learning equations using a computerised balance model: a Popperian approach to learning symbolic algebra'.
Examination Schools, Wednesday, 27 January, 2 p.m.
Examiners: M.K. Summers, R. Sutherland.

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EXAMINATION FOR THE DEGREE OF MASTER OF LETTERS

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

Modern History

F. NIZAMI, St Anne's: `Shaikh Mohammad Abdullah and the movement for Muslim female education in north India (1890–1945)'.
St Hilda's, Tuesday, 19 January, 12 noon.
Examiners: S. Ansari, J.H. Howarth.

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