Examinations and Boards

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BOARD OF THE FACULTY OF CLINICAL MEDICINE

Conferment of title

The Board of the Faculty of Clinical Medicine has conferred the title of University Research Lecturer on DR C.A. CULL, Senior Statistician with the UK Prospective Diabetes Study, Diabetes Research Laboratories, Nuffield Department of Medicine; DR S.C. GILBERT, Senior Molecular Biologist, Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics; and DR D.W. HOOD, Senior Postdoctoral Fellow in the Departments of Paediatrics, the John Radcliffe Hospital.

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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 13 August.

1 Board of the Faculty of Biological Sciences

M.Sc. in Forestry and its relation to land use

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

In Examination Decrees, 1998, p. 751, delete ll. 23–4 and substitute:

`Part of the formal assessment of the dissertation by the examiners will be a presentation of the work, in a form to be determined by the examiners.'

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2 Board of the Faculty of Law

Bachelor of Civil Law and Magister Juris

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

1 In Examination Decrees, 1998 (as modified by regulations published in the Gazette, 22 April 1999, p. 1072), p. 905, after l. 29, insert `International Human Rights and the Law of War.' 2 Ibid., p. 909, after l. 40 insert:

`(15). International Human Rights and the Law of War A study of inter-state and internal conflict, massive violations of human rights, population displacement and related humanitarian crises in their legal and political dimensions. International organisations having responsibilities in regard to such issues (United Nations, including the Security Council and General Assembly subsidiary organs; regional arrangements such as NATO; regional organisations; ICRC). The interplay of political and legal mechanisms. The international law relating to the maintenance of peace and security, the use of armed force, `humanitarian intervention', the conduct of hostilities, the protection of human rights, and responses to refugee and other population displacements. The domestic impact of international human rights law and the law of war. `Early warning' mechanisms and `preventive action'.', and renumber 16–21 as 17–22.

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3 Board of the Faculty of Management

Master of Business Administration

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

In Examination Decrees, 1998, p. 785, as amended by Gazette, pp. 998–9, Regulation 10, para. 10, delete cl. 0 and substitute:

`Macro-economics and finance. Economic growth and macroeconomic forecasting. Money, inflation and interest rates. Exchange rate and balance of payments. Interest and foreign currency hedging, the use of derivatives, futures, and swaps. Financial stability and regulation. Financial intermediation.'

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4 Boards of the Faculties of Physical Sciences, Management, and Social Studies

Honour School of Materials, Economics, and Management

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

1 In Examination Decrees, 1998, p. 272, l. 15, after `taken.' insert:

`The work carried out during this attachment shall be on a topic with substantial materials science or materials engineering content'. 2 Ibid., delete ll. 16 and 17 and substitute:

`The industrial attachment must be approved by the Materials Project Co-ordinator. Candidates will be required to present a report, not exceeding 2,000 words in lengths, on their work carried out during this period of attachment. Such reports shall be delivered to the Chairman of the Examiners in Materials, c/o Clerk of the Schools, Examination Schools, High Street, Oxford, not later than noon on Monday of the first week of the Hilary Full Term preceding the Part I examination.'

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5 Board of the Faculty of Modern History

(a) M.St. in Historical Research

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

In Examination Decrees, 1998, p. 680, delete ll. 47–50, and substitute:

`5. The Examiners may give permission that a candidate who fails one element of the examination may resit that part at the end of the following long vacation. Such resubmission constitutes the one re-entry into the examination permitted by the decree for the degree of Master of Studies. A candidate who fails more than one element and desires to re-sit must retake the entire examination at the end of the next academic year.'

(b) M.St. in Historical Research (Medieval)

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

1 In Examination Decrees, 1998, p. 681, as amended by regulation 10(c) in Gazette, 22 April 1999, no. 4508, p. 1078, col. 1, delete ll. 19–21 and renumber cll. 7–12 and 6–11 respectively. 2 Ibid., p. 681, as amended by regulation 10(c) in Gazette, 22 April 1999, no. 4508, p. 1078, col. 1, and by (1) above, delete ll. 36–7, and substitute:

`11. The Examiners may give permission that candidates who fail one of the essays outlined in clause 5 above may hand in a revised version of the work to the Chairman of Examiners by 31 August of the academic year in which they are registered for the degree for reassessment within the same examination process. Such revision would not constitute a re-entry into the examination.

After the final examination in the autumn, the Examiners may give permission that candidates who fail the examination on the basis of the dissertation element, or whose revised essay is still found unsatisfactory, may resubmit the unsatisfactory piece of work at the end of the following Michaelmas Term. Such resubmission would constitute the one re-entry into the examination permitted by the decree for the degree of Master of Studies. Candidates who fail more than one element of the examination and desire to resit must retake the entire examination at the end of the next academic year.'

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6 Board of the Faculty of Physical Sciences

Honour School of Natural Science (Metallurgy and Science of Materials)

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

1 In Examination Decrees, 1998, p. 416, delete ll. 20–4 and substitute:

`Candidates shall submit a detail report on either an industrial attachment or an industrially relevant laboratory-based project carried out before the end of the Michaelmas Term preceding the Part I examination. The work carried out during the industrial attachment or the laboratory-based project shall be on a topic with substantial materials science or materials engineering content, which must be approved by the Materials Project Co-ordinator. Such reports shall be handed in to the Chairman of the Examiners in Materials, c/o Clerk of the Schools, Examination Schools, High Street, Oxford, not later than noon on Monday of the first week of the Hilary Full Term preceding the Part I examination.' 2 Ibid., delete ll. 25–46 and substitute:

`4. Candidates shall be required to submit a portfolio for Engineering and Society coursework containing one essay or report on each approved topic specified by the Sub- faculty of Materials. Written work shall be typed and each essay or report shall have not more than 2,000 words. Approved topics shall be (a) a management case study AND (b) a safety assessment AND (c) EITHER `the engineering profession' OR an alternative approved topic. A list of alternative approved topics shall be published in the Gazette by the Chairman of the Sub-faculty not later than Friday of the first week of Hilary Full Term in the academic year preceding that in which the written examination is to be taken. A candidate may if they wish submit to the Chairman of the Sub-faculty one alternative essay title to replace one of those in the “alternative approved topic” section of the published list of titles. Such submission must take place before noon on Friday of the seventh week of Hilary Full Term and the alternative title shall be adjudged acceptable or otherwise by noon on Friday of the eighth week. Those candidates who may wish to make an earlier submission are welcome to do so. The portfolio of work shall be submitted to the Chairman of the Examiners in Materials, c/o Clerk of the Schools, Examination Schools, High Street, Oxford, not later than noon on Monday of the first week of the Hilary Full Term preceding the Part I examination. The material must be the candidate's own work and the candidate shall sign and present with the portfolio a detachable certificate to this effect. Essays or reports previously submitted for the Honour School of Natural Science (MSOM) may be resubmitted. No essay or report will be accepted if it has already been submitted wholly or substantially for another honour school or degree of this University, or for a degree at any other institution. Resubmitted work must be physically presented at the time and in the manner prescribed for submission.'

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DEGREE OF DOCTOR OF MEDICINE

The Board of the Faculty of Clinical Medicine has granted leave to ROY LIP HIN NG, Magdalen, to supplicate for the Degree of Doctor of Medicine.

The evidence submitted by the candidate was entitled: `Chimaeric cultured epidermal grafts in a porcine model of wound healing'.


The Board of the Faculty of Clinical Medicine has granted leave to M. SUDLOW, Magdalen, to supplicate for the Degree of Doctor of Medicine.

The evidence submitted by the candidate was entitled: `The prevalence of atrial fibrillation in the UK and of suitability for warfarin treatment amongst those with atrial fibrillation'.

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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:

Clinical Medicine

R.W. CRAWFORD, Wolfson: `Focal femoral osteolysis in cemented total hip replacement'.
Nuffield Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Thursday, 9 September, 10 a.m.
Examiners: P. McLardy-Smith, I. Learmonth.

D.A. PRICE, St Hugh's: `Cytotoxic T lymphocytes in HIV-1 infection'.
Institute of Molecular Medicine, Friday, 17 September, 2 p.m.
Examiners: V. Cerundolo, L. Borysiewicz.

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English Language and Literature

J.R. BRADLEY, Exeter: `Henry James's permanent adolescence'.
Corpus Christi, Friday, 20 August, 2 p.m.
Examiners: V.D. Cunningham, H. Stevens.

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Law

M. NORTON, Magdalen: `Judges and politics: a study of sentencing remarks in South African political trials, 1960–90'.
All Souls, Friday, 1 October, 2 p.m.
Examiners: A.J. Ashworth, J. Dugard.

G. PANAGOPOULOS, Hertford: `Restitution in private international law'.
All Souls, Tuesday, 3 August, 2.30 p.m.
Examiners: P.B.H. Birks, J. Hill.

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Mathematical Sciences

M.B. JARDIM, St Anne's: `NAHM transform of doubly- periodic instantons'.
Mathematical Institute, Thursday, 2 September, 11 a.m.
Examiners: B. Steer, O. Bignard.

P. MCSHARRY, St Catherine's: `Innovations in consistent nonlinear deterministic prediction'.
Mathematical Institute, Friday, 6 August, 2.15 p.m.
Examiners: A.C. Fowler, M. Muldoon.

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Medieval and Modern Languages

J.R.L. JOHNSON, Lady Margaret Hall: `The poet as thinker: the critical writings of Andrea Zanzotto'.
Balliol, Monday, 9 August, 2.30 p.m.
Examiners: G.C. Lepschy, D. Zancani.

P. NOLD, Oriel: `Bertrand de la Tour and Francisan poverty'.

Examination Schools, Tuesday, 10 August, 2.30 p.m.
Examiners: D. D'Avray, J.H. Dunbabin.

R. SOLINAS, St Cross: `Arrigo Boito: the legacy of scapigliatura'.
Music Faculty, Thursday, 12 August, 2.15 p.m.
Examiners: B.L. Trowell, D. O'Grady.

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Modern History

A. PERRAS, St Edmund Hall: `Carl Peters and German imperialism, 1856–1918: a political biography'.
St Antony's, Tuesday, 3 August, 2.15 p.m.
Examiners: A.J. Nicholls, J. Iliffe.

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Physical Sciences

P.J. RUTLEDGE, Magdalen: `Structural studies on the reaction cycle of isopenicillin n synthase'.
Dyson Perrins Laboratory, Thursday, 12 August, 2 p.m.
Examiners: J.M. Peach, P.S. Leadlay.

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Social Studies

A. LEHMANN, St Antony's: `Investment liberalisation country risks and US multinational companies in developing countries'.
St Antony's, Monday, 20 September, 4 p.m.
Examiners: E.V.K. Fitzgerald, M. Casson.

D.W. ROBERTSON, New College: `A "patient-centred" medical school curriculum: medical students' views and practice'.
Nuffield, Friday, 1 October, 3 p.m.
Examiners: R.M. Fitzpatrick, R. Gillon.

J. SCHAFER, St Hugh's: `Soldiers at peace: the post-war politics of demobilised soldiers in Mozambique 1964–96'.
St Peter's, Wednesday, 11 August, 2 p.m.
Examiners: G.P. Williams, J.S. Alexander.

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Theology

N.V. SAKHAROV, Pembroke: `The theology of Archimandrite Sophrony'.
Examination Schools, Monday, 16 August, 2.15 p.m.
Examiners: R.D. Williams, A. Louth.

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