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LECTURE LISTS: HILARY TERM 1999

Timetabling arrangements

Faculties and departments are asked to supply their lecture-list files for Hilary Term, by disk or e-mail, by Thursday, 3 December (eighth week).

The printed lecture lists will be distributed shortly before the start of term.

Disks, copy, and proofs relating to the Lecture Lists should be forwarded to Miss E. Williamson, Gazette and Lecture Lists Assistant, Press Office, Oxenford House, Magdalen Street, Oxford OX1 3AB (telephone: (2)78121, fax: (2)78180, e-mail: lecture.lists@admin.ox.ac.uk).

For arrangement concerning the Special Lecture List, see below.

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Entries shared between lists

Any faculty member who wishes to place an entry in the lecture list of another faculty or department is asked to forward the information as soon as possible, and directly to the other faculty.

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Special Lecture List

Hilary Term 1999

The Special Lecture List for Hilary Term 1999 will appear shortly before term, at the same time as the ordinary Lecture Lists. It will include all appropriate lectures for Hilary Term published in the Gazette during Michaelmas Term, and also lectures of which details are received by Monday, 7 December (ninth week).

Those wishing to contribute to the Special Lecture List are asked to note that this is a firm deadline, and that items received after it are unlikely to be included.

Items for the Special Lecture List should be forwarded to Miss E. Williamson, Gazette and Lecture Lists Assistant, Press Office, Oxenford House, Magdalen Street, Oxford OX1 3AB (telephone: (2)78121, fax: (2)78180, e-mail: lecture.lists@admin.ox.ac.uk).

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Enquiries concerning proposed dates for special lectures

Those responsible for arranging lectures intended to be of interest to a wide university audience may wish to consult the editor of the Gazette (fax: 556646, e-mail: gazette@admin.ox.ac.uk), or the Gazette and Lecture Lists Assistant (details above), for information on any other similar lectures, of which details have been received, due to be given on the proposed date or dates.

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Board of the Faculty of Literae Humaniores

The Board of the Faculty recommends that lectures should be given at the following hours:
Monday       9      Greek History/Latin Literature
            10      Philosophy
            11      Roman History/Greek Literature
            12      Archaeology/Philosophy
            5-7     Free

Tuesday      9      Archaeology
            10      Philosophy
            11      Literature
            12      History
            5-7     Free

Wednesday    9      Roman History/Greek Literature
            10      Philosophy
            11      Latin Literature/Greek History
            12      Archaeology/Philosophy
            5-7     Free

Thursday     9      Literature
            10      Philosophy
            11      Greek History/Latin Literature
            12      Archaeology
            5-7     Free

Friday       9      History
            10      Philosophy
            11      Roman History/Greek Literature
            12      Archaeology/Philosophy
            5-7     Free

Sub-faculty of Languages and Literature

It is recommended that lectures for Honour Moderations should be given at the following hours whenever possible:
Homer               11 (Wednesdays, Fridays)
Virgil              11 (Tuesdays, Thursdays)
Greek Authors       12 (Mondays, Wednesdays)
Latin Authors       11 (Tuesdays, Thursdays)
Language Papers     10 (Fridays)
A                   11 (Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, TT;      
                     Mondays, Wednesdays, MT, HT)
C                   10 (Mondays, Wednesdays)
D                   10 (Tuesdays, Thursdays)
E                   12
F                   12 (Tuesdays, Thursdays, HT, TT);
                    11 and 12 (Tuesdays, Thursdays, MT)

Board of the Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages

Timetable of introductory or survey lectures

The Board of the Faculty recommends that lectures should be given at the following hours:
Monday      10      French
            11      German
            12      German
Tuesday      9      Italian
            10      Spanish
            11      Italian 
            12      Spanish
Wednesday    9      Russian
            10      French
            11      Linguistics
            12      Linguistics
Thursday     9      Spanish
            10      Russian
            11      Russian
            12      Italian
Friday      10      French
            11      German
            12      Linguistics

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Board of the Faculty of Social Studies

The Board of the Faculty recommends that:

(a) lectures for the Preliminary Examination for Philosophy, Politics, and Economics should be given at the following times:

Politics    10
Economics   11
Philosophy  12 noon (or a 10 o'clock period not occupied by
            Politics);

(b) courses of introductory lectures and lectures on compulsory subjects for undergraduates in their first three or four terms of work for the Honour School of Philosophy, Politics, and Economics should normally be given at the following times:

Politics    12
Economics   11
Philosophy  10

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Board of the Faculty of Theology

To avoid clashes with Philosophy lectures members of the faculty are asked not to offer Theology lectures of interest to those reading for the Joint Honour School of Philosophy and Theology at the following times:

Preliminary Examination

Monday to Saturday 12

Honour School

Monday 10 and 12
Tuesday 10
Wednesday 10 and 12
Thursday 10
Friday 10 and 12
Saturday 10

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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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CHAIRMEN OF EXAMINERS

TRINITY TERM 1998

Preliminary Examinations

European and Middle Eastern Languages (European): C.M. MACROBERT, MA, D.PHIL., Fellow of Lady Margaret Hall

Modern Languages: C.M. MACROBERT, MA, D.PHIL., Fellow of Lady Margaret Hall

Modern History and Modern Languages: C.M. MACROBERT, MA, D.PHIL., Fellow of Lady Margaret Hall

Philosophy and Modern Languages: C.M. MACROBERT, MA, D.PHIL., Fellow of Lady Margaret Hall

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Honour Schools

English Language and Literature: L.A. NEWLYN, MA, D.PHIL., Fellow of St Edmund Hall

Jurisprudence Courses I and II: F.M.B. REYNOLDS, DCL,, Fellow of Worcester

Music: R. STROHM, MA, Fellow of Wadham (address: Faculty of Music)

Natural Science—Physics: R.A. TAYLOR, MA, Fellow of Queen's (address: Clarendon Laboratory)

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Master of Science

Human Biology: R.H. WARD, MA, Fellow of Linacre (address: Biological Anthropology)

Diploma

Legal Studies: F.M.B. REYNOLDS, DCL,, Fellow of Worcester

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EXAMINATION SCHOOLS

Accommodation for Lectures

Hilary 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 Hilary 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.

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 13 November.

1 Board of the Faculty of Mathematical Sciences

M.Sc. in Mathematics and Foundations of Computer Science

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

1 In Examination Decrees, 1998, p. 762, delete from `The list' on l. 33 to `schedule II lists;' on l. 39 and substitute: `The list of courses shall be divided into two sections: Section A (Mathematical Foundations) and Section B (Applicable Theories). Each section shall be divided into schedule I (basic) and schedule II (advanced). Candidates shall be required to satisfy the examiners in at least three courses taken from section B and in at least two courses taken from schedule II.'

2 Ibid., delete ll. 40–1 and `standing committee' on l. 42 and substitute: `Candidates shall submit a short dissertation on a topic selected by the candidate in consultation with the supervisor and approved by the standing committee. The dissertation must bear regard to course material from Section B, and it must demonstrate relevance to some area of science, engineering, industry, or commerce.'

3 Ibid., p. 763, delete from `for each course' on l. 14 to `each year.' on l. 17 and substitute: `There will be a written assignment for each course. The topics in the assignment will be suggested by the relevant lecturer not later than the Monday of eighth week of the term during which the lectures are given. These topics will be sufficient to offer options appropriate to the course. The choice of topics will vary from year to year.'

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2 Board of the Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages

Degree of D.Phil.

With effect from 1 October 1999

1 In Examination Decrees, 1997, p. 877, ll. 25–6, delete `The board . . . D.Phil. status' and substitute: `Each applicant for confirmation of D.Phil. status must submit'.

2 Ibid., l. 31, after `chapter(s).' insert: `This piece of work must be substantially different from that submitted on application for admission to D.Phil. status. Each applicant must also submit, at the time of application, three copies of a statement (of not more than 1,000 words) of the title of the proposed thesis and of the manner in which the subject will be treated, and of work achieved on other parts of the thesis and work remaining to be done.'

3 Ibid., p. 878, ll. 6–9, delete `two copies of . . . the chosen topic' and substitute: `three copies of a statement (of not more than 1,000 words) of the title of the proposed thesis and of the manner in which the subject will be treated, and of the way in which the proposed treatment relates to existing work relevant to the chosen topic, and of work achieved on other parts of the thesis and work remaining to be done.'

4 Ibid., p. 878, l. 21, delete `100,000' and substitute `80,000'.

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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:

Biological Sciences

M. BRUCE, Wolfson: `Intra-host dynamics of human malaria parasites'.
Welcome Trust Centre for the Epidemiology of Infectious Disease, Department of Zoology, Monday, 9 November, 10 a.m.
Examiners: M. Pagel, N.J. White.

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Clinical Medicine

M.A. PURBHOO, Oriel: `Studies on T-cell receptor antagonism by natural variant epitopes of the human immunodeficiency virus type I'.
Institute of Molecular Medicine, Friday, 27 November, 2.30 p.m.
Examiners: A.J. McMichael, M.J. Owen.

J. WILSON, Green College: `Oligonclonal expansions of T lymphocytes in viral infections'.
Sir William Dunn School of Pathology, Tuesday, 3 November, 2 p.m.
Examiners: W. James, P. Moss.

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English Language and Literature

D. HOROWITZ, St Hilda's: `Changing places: spatial configurations of home in the English novel, 1900–39'.
St Hilda's, Tuesday, 15 December, 2.30 p.m.
Examiners: R. Bowlby, J. Montefiore.

C. ORAZEM, Wadham: `Political economy and fiction in the early works of Harriet Martineau'.
Examination Schools, Tuesday, 17 November, 11.15 a.m.
Examiners: E.J. Jay, V. Sanders.

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Literae Humaniores

A.P. HARRINGTON, Queen's: `Understanding as dialogue and critique: Jurgen Habermas and the philosophy of the human sciences'.
Philosophy Centre, Friday, 6 November, 2.30 p.m.
Examiners: H.R. HarrÄ, W. Outhwaite.

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Physical Sciences

C. HART, Queen's: `Novel approaches to sensor design'.
Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory,Wednesday, 11 November, 2.30 p.m.
Examiners: J.R. Dilworth, T. Cass.

G. RAU, Merton: `Theory of the electronic and optical properties of GaAs 1 AlGaAs quantum wells under uniaseial stress'.
Clarendon Laboratory, Wednesday, 25 November, 11 a.m.
Examiners: R.A. Taylor, D. Whittaker.

J. UHLMANN, Jesus: `Dynamic map building and localisation: new theoretical foundations'.
Department of Engineering Science, Friday, 13 November, 11 a.m.
Examiners: R.W. Daniel, C.J. Harris.

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Theology

A.J. MOORE, Worcester: `Realism and Christian faith: God, grammar, and meaning'.
King's College, London (with the approval of the Proctors), Wednesday, 4 November, 11.15 a.m.
Examiners: M. Banner, D. Fergusson.

S.A. NAHKOLA, Wolfson: `Double narratives in the Old Testament: their methodological implications'.
Examination Schools, Tuesday, 1 December, 2 p.m.
Examiners: R.A. Mason, R.J. Coggins.

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Committee for Archaeology

K. PRENDERGAST, St Hugh's: `The celestial orientation of monuments and social practice in neolithic Britain'.
Institute of Archaeology, Thursday, 26 November, 10.30 a.m.
Examiners: B.W. Cunliffe, J.S. Thomas.

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Committee for Educational Studies

A. TITCHEN, Linacre: `Professional craft knowledge in patient-centred nursing, and the facilitation of its development'.
Examination Schools, Wednesday, 18 November, 2 p.m.
Examiners: H.R. Hagger, B. Somekh.

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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

L. TORTELL, Wadham: `The monetary remedy for breach of the New Zealand Bill of Rights Act 1990'.
Exeter, Wednesday, 11 November, 2 p.m.
Examiners: S. Fredman, R. Bagshaw.

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