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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 2000

Honour Moderations

English: P.D. MACDONALD, MA, D.PHIL., Fellow of St Hugh's

Geography: P.O. DALEY, MA, D.PHIL., Fellow of Jesus (address: School of Geography)

Honour Schools

Modern History and Economics: J.H. DAVIS, MA, D.PHIL., Fellow of Queen's

Natural Science—Chemistry Part I: A.F. ORCHARD, MA, Fellow of University (address: Inorganic Chemistry)

Philosophy and Modern Languages: W.J. MANDER, B.PHIL., MA, D.PHIL., Fellow of Harris Manchester

Philosophy and Theology: P.F. SNOWDON, B.PHIL., MA, Fellow of Exeter

Bachelor of Civil Law

J.C. MCCRUDDEN, MA, D.PHIL., Fellow of Lincoln

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Bachelor of Philosophy

Philosophy: J.J. CAMPBELL, B.PHIL., MA, D.PHIL., Fellow of New College

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Master of Philosophy

English Studies Courses I and II: M.R. GODDEN, MA, Fellow of Pembroke

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Master of Studies

Applied Statistics: R.C. GRIFFITHS, MA, Fellow of Lady Margaret Hall (address: Department of Statistics)

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M.Juris in European and Comparative Law

J.C. MCCRUDDEN, MA, D.PHIL., Fellow of Lincoln

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Diploma

Applied Statistics: R.C. GRIFFITHS, MA, Fellow of Lady Margaret Hall (address: Department of Statistics)

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EXAMINATION SCHOOLS

Accommodation for Lectures

Trinity Term 2000

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 Trinity Term 2000 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 writingūschools will accommodate more than that number.

Leave for the use of rooms for lectures will expire at the end of the fourth week of Trinity 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 the Board of the Faculty of Modern History and the Committee for Educational Studies will come into effect on 18 February.

1 Board of the Faculty of Modern History

M.Phil. in Modern European History

With effect from 1 October 2000 (for first examination in 2002)

In Examination Decrees, 1999, p. 623, after l. 28 insert:

`Modern European History

(See also the general notice at the commencement of these regulations.)

The regulations made by the Board of the Faculty of Modern History are as follows:

1. Candidates will be required to have a working (i.e. good reading) knowledge of at least one of the European Languages (apart from English) relevant to the subject matter of their dissertation. Unless exempted by the Course Director, candidates will be tested in the language or languages they propose to offer at the start of Trinity Term of their first year. If they have not satisfied examiners in the Language Test by 1 August of their first year, candidates may not proceed to the second year of their course.

2. Every candidate must follow for at least six terms a course of instruction in Modern European History and must upon entering for the examination produce from his/her society a certificate to this effect.

3. Syllabus

The examination shall comprise: I., two extended essays of between 6,000–8,000 words, including footnotes; in addition, written versions of two seminar papers—each between 2,500 and 3,000 words in length—from each optional course;

II., two examination papers on historical methodology;

III., a dissertation of up to 30,000 words.

I. Extended essays

Two extended essays, each chosen from a different one of the following Optional Subjects:

1 Religion and politics in early modern Europe

2 Women, religion, and modernity

3 The Enlightenment 1720–99

4 Social unrest, emancipation, and nationalism: the European Revolutions of 1847–52

5 The clash of the Titans and the loss of European supremacy between 1914 and 1920

6 Europe's mid-century crisis 1930–1950.

Candidates should make written application for the approval of their Optional Subjects and essay topics, to reach the Course Director, M.Phil. in Modern European History, Modern History Faculty Annexe, 45 Banbury Road, by noon on Friday of Week 8 of Michaelmas Term of their first year in the case of the first extended essay, and by noon on Friday of Week 4 of Trinity Term of the first year in the case of the second extended essay. Two typewritten copies of the first of the extended essays and of the two seminar papers from the first Optional Paper must be sent to the Chairman of the Examiners for the M.Phil. in Modern European History, c/o Clerk of the Schools, Examination Schools, High Street, Oxford, by noon on Friday of Week 5 of Hilary Term in the candidate's first year; and two typewritten copies of the second extended essay and of the two seminar papers from the second Optional Paper must be sent to the Chairman of Examiners at the same address by noon on Monday of Week 9 of Trinity Term in the candidate's first year.

Teaching may not be available for all the Optional Subjects each year, and restrictions may be imposed on the combination of Optional Subjects that may be taken in a particular year. The definitive list of which Optional Subjects will be available for examination in Hilary Term, and which will be available for examination in Trinity Term, will be published in September prior to the commencement of the course.

II. Historical Methodology Papers

Two three hour written examination papers on historical methodology: `Source criticism', to be examined in Trinity Term of the candidate's first year; and `Historical controversies', to be examined in Trinity term of the candidate's second year.

III. Dissertation

A dissertation of not more than 30,000 words, including footnotes and appendices but excluding bibliography, on a topic approved by the candidate's supervisor and the Course Director of the M.Phil. in Modern European History. Candidates should make written application for the approval of the topic of their dissertation to reach the Course Director, M.Phil. in Modern European History, Modern History Faculty Annexe, 45 Banbury Road, by noon on Monday of Week 7 of the Trinity Term of their first year. The dissertation must be delivered not later than noon on the Monday of the eighth week of the Trinity Full Term in the candidate's second year to the Clerk of the Schools, High Street, Oxford. Dissertations submitted must not exceed the permitted length. If they do the examiners will reduce the marks awarded. The presentation and footnotes should comply with the requirements specified in the Regulations of the General Board for the degrees of M.Litt. and D.Phil. and follow the Conventions for the presentation of dissertations and theses of the Faculty of Modern History.

Each dissertation must include a short abstract which concisely summarises its scope and principal arguments, in about 300 words. Candidates must submit by the specified date two copies of their dissertation.

These must be securely and firmly bound in either hard or soft covers. One copy of an M.Phil. dissertation which is approved by the examiners must be deposited in the Bodleian Library. This final copy should incorporate any corrections or amendments which the examiners may have requested. It must be hard bound, in a dark colour, and lettered on the spine with the candidate's name and initials, the degree, and the year of submission.

4. Candidates must present themselves for an oral examination if required to do so by the examiners.

5. The examiners may award a distinction to candidates who have performed with special merit in all parts of the examination.

6. A candidate who fails the examination will be permitted to retake the examination on one further occasion only, not later than one year after the initial attempt. A candidate whose dissertation has been of satisfactory standard will not be required to resubmit the dissertation. A candidate who has reached a satisfactory standard on the written examination papers will not be required to retake those papers. A candidate who has reached a satisfactory standard on both the extended essays and seminar papers will not be required to retake these.'

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2 Committee for Educational Studies

M.Sc. in Professional Development in Education

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

In Examination Decrees, 1999, p. 783, after l. 23, insert `Professional Development in Education.

Regulations

1. Candidates may only be admitted to the course if they have successfully completed the course leading to a Postgraduate Diploma in Educational Studies from Oxford University.

2. Every candidate must follow for at least three and at most nine terms a part-time course of instruction in Professional Development in Education.

3. Every candidate will be required to satisfy the examiners in the following. Satisfactory attendance at the appropriate classroom-based courses.

Two written assignments, one on each of the two modules, chosen from those listed in the schedule. Each assignment should not exceed 4,000 words. All assignments must be typed or printed. Assignment 1 should be submitted no later than 5 p.m. on the Friday of week 1 of Hilary Full Term and Assignment 2 no later than 5 p.m. on the Friday of week 1 of Trinity Full Term.

A dissertation of not more than 25,000 words (including appendices, endnotes, and a bibliography), on a subject selected by the candidate and supervisor, which must be closely related to the candidate's programme of study for the PGDES. The subject selected by the candidate and supervisor must be approved on behalf of the Committee for Educational Studies by the Tutor for Higher Degrees.

4. Two typed or printed copies of the dissertation must be delivered to the M.Sc. Examiners, c/o Department of Educational Studies, 15 Norham Gardens, Oxford OX2 6PY, no later than noon on the last Friday in September of the year in which the written assignments are presented. Candidates wishing to submit dissertations later than the last Friday in September of the year in which the written assignments are presented must obtain the approval of the Committee for Educational Studies by the last day of the preceding Trinity Full Term; such approval will only be granted in exceptional circumstances. One bound copy of the dissertation of each candidate who passes the examination shall be retained by the department for deposit in the departmental library.

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

6. The M.Sc. in Professional Development in Education, if successfully completed, subsumes a candidate's previously completed diploma course.

7. Each candidate may, with the approval of the Committee for Educational Studies, resubmit one written assignment (and one only) undertaken whilst registered for the M.Sc. if the original assignment is deemed unsatisfactory.

This will normally be resubmitted by noon on the last Friday in September of the year in which the written assignments are presented.

8. Each candidate may, with the approval of the Committee for Educational Studies, resubmit their dissertation undertaken whilst registered for the M.Sc. if the original dissertation is deemed unsatisfactory. This shall normally be within one year of the initial failure.

9. The candidate may also be examined orally. The oral examination may be on the candidate's dissertation, on the written assignments, or both.

Schedule

The Effective School

Topics will include:

A study of the development of the Effective Schools literature.

The links of this literature with the Schools' Improvement Movement.

The value of the findings of this literature to practitioners.

Criticisms of this literature.

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Classroom Teaching and Learning

Topics will include:

How do children learn? Philosophical, psychological, and sociological perspectives on the processes of children's learning. Classrooms as contexts for learning.

Learning different kinds of knowledge. Concepts, subject-specific skills, generic skills, values; problems of learning in specific areas of different subjects; students' alternative understandings, misconceptions, and errors. How do teachers teach? Different theoretical and research perspectives on classroom teaching processes; the nature of classroom and subject-specific discourse; teachers' craft knowledge and students' learning strategies; class teaching for individual learning; the assessment of learning.

Educational Leadership and Management

Topics will include:

A theoretical understanding of the nature of organisations—structure, climate, functions—and its application in educational establishments.

The organisation, management, and development of schools and colleges as professionally staffed establishments.

An introduction to theories and practice of leadership and management in educational establishments.

The development of effective teams as professional and management groups.

A consideration of appropriate issues in collective and individual accountability including processes of professional review and development at personal, group, and institutional level.

Theoretical and practical applications of theories of innovation and organisational renewal.

Consideration of issues, experience, developments, and the implications of site-based prescriptions in the management of `effective' schools.

Professional Learning and Development

Topics will include:

Pre-service Teacher Education: Student teachers' professional learning; problems of initial teacher education; distinctive contributions of schools and universities; skills and strategies of mentoring; managing school-based teacher education; reflective practice and initial teacher education.

In-service Teacher Education: (i) Induction into teaching: socialisation into schools; strategies to support beginning teachers; findings from research in induction; developing strategies to support beginning teachers. (ii) Teachers' continuing professional development: critical reflective practice; working with colleagues; teachers' investigations of their own classrooms; development and sharing of knowledge about teaching and learning; effects of mentoring on mentors' teaching development.

Strategies and Skills for School and Classroom Research

Topics will include:

Strategies: Types of research questions about schools and classrooms. Strategie appropriate to the questions: surveys; experiments; ethnographies; case study; action research.

Data gathering and analysis: Observation; systematic and paticipant observation.

Talking with teachers and students. Diaries and written records. Classroom and school artefacts. School statistics. Quantitative and qualitative analysis of data.

Issues in classroom and school research: Impact of the researcher; research and theory; research or evaluation; demonstrating validity; demonstrating reliability.'

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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:

Biological Sciences

E. KOTSOPOULOU, Linacre: `The unusual HIV-1 codon bias as a tool for anti-HIV strategies'.
Sir William Dunn School of Pathology, Friday, 3 March, 2 p.m.
Examiners: W.S. James, P. Eagles.

M. PERDIKOULIS, Green College: `Studies on the modular organisation of human properdin and CIq of the complement pathway'.
Sir William Dunn School of Pathology, Monday, 7 February, 1 p.m.
Examiners: K.J. Nolan, J.E. Volanakis.

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Clinical Medicine

J.K. KAROW, Linacre: `A study of the Bloom's syndrome protein'.
Institute of Molecular Medicine, Friday, 4 February, 2 p.m.
Examiners: D.R. Higgs, J. Thacker.

K.K. WING LAU, Linacre: `Vascular targeting of anti-cancer gene therapy'.
Sir William Dunn School of Pathology, Friday, 24 March, 2 p.m.
Examiners: G.G. Brownlee, D. Chaplin.

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English Language and Literature

J. WOOD, Pembroke: `Audience and narrative adaptation in the saints' lives of the Katherine group'.
Christ Church, Saturday, 5 February, 2 p.m.
Examiners: R.F.S. Hamer, E.N. Millett.

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Literae Humaniores

A. BARKE, Corpus Christi: `The closure of knowledge in context'.
Somerville, Monday, 21 February, 2.15 p.m.
Examiners: J. Logue, C.J. Hookway.

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Medieval and Modern Languages

A.N. HARDWICK, Jesus: `Practices of resistance in Beckett's French prose: Comment C'est and beyond'.
Lady Margaret Hall, Wednesday, 29 March, 2 p.m.
Examiners: C.J. Davis, L.J. Hill.

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Modern History

R.A.V. FOX, Wolfson: `The Rifle Brigade, imperial garrisons, and Canadian society, 1861–70'.
All Souls, Tuesday, 8 February, 10.30 a.m.
Examiners: R.J. O'Neill, P. Buckner.

B. NOVICK, Merton: `Ireland's revolutionary war? Nationalist propaganda, the Great War, and the construction of Irish identity'.
Merton, Wednesday, 9 February, 2.15 p.m.
Examiners: P.J. Waller, C. Townshend.

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Oriental Studies

H. CROSBY, St Peter's: `Studies in the medieval Pali literature of Sri Lanka with special reference to the esoteric Yogavacara tradition'.
Examination Schools, Saturday, 11 March, 2 p.m.
Examiners: O. Von HinŸber, C. Hallisey.

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Physical Sciences

W. PERCIVAL, Linacre: `Cosmological structure formation and its link to quasar evolution'.
Nuclear and Astrophysics Laboratory, Friday, 4 February, 11 a.m.
Examiners: S.G. Rawlings, R. Bower.

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Physiological Sciences

J. NANGLA, Hertford: `The study of neurogenesis in the rodent Telencephalon'.
University Laboratory of Physiology, Friday, 11 February, 2 p.m.
Examiners: A.J. King, J. Parnavelas.

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Social Studies

Z. VALLEJO, St Antony's: `Role of the state in the promotion of printing and publishing exports in Colombia: 1967–90'.
St Peter's, Monday, 7 February, 2 p.m.
Examiners: G.P. Williams, R.O. Jenkins.

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EXAMINATION FOR THE DEGREE OF MASTER OF SCIENCE

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

Physiological Sciences

W.J.C. VAN NIEKERK, Trinity: `The structure and differentiation of normal and synostosed human cranial structures'.
Institute of Molecular Medicine, Monday, 28 February, 2 p.m.
Examiners: A.O.M. Wilkie, M.C. Meikle.

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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. PETERSON, Linacre: `The role of the media and the public's right to receive information under the European Convention on Human Rights, with a comparison to Canada'.
Exeter, Tuesday, 15 February, 2 p.m.
Examiners: S.D. Fredman, S. Verhulst.

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