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GENERAL BOARD OF THE FACULTIES

Reappointment

UNIVERSITY LECTURER

(From 1 October 2000 until the retiring age)

Anthropology and Geography

Corrigendum

In Gazette, 15 June 2000, p. 1341, in the list of reappointments by the General Board, delete the entry beginning `HELEN T.A.M. LA RUE' and substitute:

HÉLÈNE T.A.M. LA RUE, MA, D.PHIL., Fellow of St Cross. University Lecturer and Curator of the Bate Collection and of the Musical Collections in the Pitt Rivers Museum.

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BOARD OF THE FACULTY OF BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES

The approved subjects for which courses will be offered in 2000–1 for the Research in the Biosciences component of the M.Sc. in Biology (Integrative Bioscience) are as follows:

Research in Animal Behaviour
Research in Cell and Development Biology
Research in Ecology and Conservation of Biodiversity
Research in Mathematical Biology
Research in Ornithology

Candidates will be required to submit practical notebooks for all the courses and to show advanced knowledge of three of the approved subjects, by submitting three extended essays on topics approved by the course organisers, in addition to submission of a practical notebook and an extended essay relating to the Techniques in Molecular Biology course.

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BOARD OF THE FACULTY OF MEDIEVAL AND MODERN LANGUAGES

Special Subjects in the Honour School of Modern Languages and the related Joint Honour Schools

Corrigendum

In the list of Special Subjects available for examination in Trinity Term 2002 (Gazette, 25 May, p. 1241), the details given for subject 2195, European Cinema, were incorrect. The entry should read:

2195 European cinema. An introduction to some of the major movements and landmarks in the evolution of European cinema. In the work submitted for assessment, candidates will be expected to show evidence of having worked on film study and analysis.
Method of assessment: C(1).

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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 committees will come into effect on 21 July.

1 Board of the Faculty of English Language and Literature

Honour School of English Language and Literature

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

1 In Examination Decrees, 1999, delete p. 199, l. 33–p. 200, l. 1 and substitute

`In addition to these eight subjects, any candidate may offer as a thesis an essay, the subject of which must be substantially connected with any subject area currently available in Course I or Course II of the FHS in English. Candidates may offer an optional thesis connected with the subject matter of the syndicated options available under Paper 8(), provided the option in question is being examined in that particular year. Candidates should submit to the Deputy Chairman of the Faculty Board by Wednesday of the second week of Michaelmas Full Term preceding the examination, the title of the proposed thesis, together with a synopsis of the subject in about 100 words. Alternatively candidates may offer as a thesis any essay or part of an essay which he or'.

2 Ibid., p. 200, l. 15, insert:

`Candidates who offer a thesis must not use this material in any other part of the examination.' 3 Ibid., p. 202, l. 31, delete `literary comment' and substitute `critical comment'.

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2 Board of the Faculty of Literae Humaniores

Honour School of Literae Humaniores

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

1 In Examination Decrees, 1999, p. 272, l. 36, delete `Kauer and Lindsay' and substitute `Barsby (CUP)'.

2 Ibid., l. 42 (column 1), delete `VII, Hollis, other books, Anderson (Teubner)' and substitute `I–IV Hill (Aris and Phillips), VIII, Hollis'.

3 Ibid., l. 43 (column 1), delete `Alton-Wormell-Courtney (Teubner)' and substitute (IV, Fantham (CUP)'.

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3 Board of the Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages

Honour School of Modern Languages

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

1 In Examination Decrees, 1999, p. 390, ll. 5–6, after `class' insert `.' and delete the remainder of the sentence.

2 Ibid., delete l. 21.

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4 Board of the Faculty of Music

Honour Moderations and the Preliminary Examination in Music

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

In Examination Decrees, 1999, p. 65, delete ll. 39–40 and renumber existing items (b)–(d) as (a)–(c).

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5 Board of the Faculty of Oriental Studies

Honour School of Oriental Studies

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

In Examination Decrees, 1999, delete from p. 455, l. 8 to p. 456, l. 32 and substitute:

`5. Special Texts 1. Translation from texts in any one of the following sections:

(a) Classical literature

(b) Theatre

(c) Modern literature

(d) Politics

(e) Society and social history

(f) Economics

(g) Linguistics

Lists of the texts specified will be available from the Oriental Institute by the end of the Trinity Term of the year in which a candidate sits Moderations.'

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

1 In Examination Decrees, 1999, p. 445, l. 5, column 2, insert

`Korean' under `Hebrew'.

2 Ibid., p. 448, after l. 45, insert `Either, for Chinese only,'.

3 Ibid., p. 449, after l. 28, insert:

`or, Chinese with a subsidiary language, papers 1–5, 8, and 9 above and 11, 12, and 13. Three papers in Korean.

(i) Prescribed Texts. (List of texts will be available from the Oriental Institute).

(ii) Korean History and Culture.

(iii) Prose Composition and Unprepared translation.'

4 Ibid., p. 468, after l. 34, insert:

`Korean (for candidates offering Chinese as main subject)

The following papers will be set:

1. Prescribed Texts. (List of texts will be available from the Oriental Institute).

2. Korean History and Culture.

3. Prose Composition and Unprepared translation.'

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(iii) With immediate effect (for first examination in 2001)

In Examination Decrees, 1999, p. 449, l. 27, delete `Texts related to the subject for the dissertation' and substitute `Unprepared translation in the field chosen for Paper 6'.

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6 Board of the Faculty of Physical Sciences

Honour School of Engineering Science

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

In Examination Decrees, 1999, p. 173, l. 16, delete `separation' and substitute `mass transfer'.

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

In Examination Decrees, 1999, p. 171, l. 22, delete `two' and substitute `three'.

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7 Board of the Faculty of Social Studies

Honour School of Philosophy, Politics, and Economics

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

In Examination Decrees, 1999, p. 491, delete ll. 25–32 and substitute:

`207. Russian Government and Politics

Candidates will be required to show knowledge of govern- ment and politics during both the Soviet Union (with particular reference to the period from the end of the Stalin era in 1953 to the end of the USSR in 1991) and in post-Soviet Russia. Major objects of study are the power structure and the changing relationship between political institutions under Communism and post-Communism, the process of political transformation of the Soviet system, and the post-Soviet transition. Specific attention is devoted to political leadership, the development of representative institutions, the national question and federalism, the relationship between economic and political power, political parties and interests, ideology and political culture.'.

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8 Board of the Faculty of Theology

(a) Preliminary Examination for Theology

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

In Examination Decrees, 1999, p. 119, delete ll. 35–8 and substitute `The paper will include questions on elementary Hebrew grammar (to include only the topics covered in J. Weingreen, Practical Grammar of Classical Hebrew, 2nd edn., pp. 1–123), and short passages will be set for translation and grammatical comment from Jonah 1:1–2:2, 2:11–3:10, and 4:1–11.'

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(b) Bachelor of Divinity

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

1 In Examination Decrees, 1999, p. 948, delete l. 13 and substitute:

`(3) Old Testament: The Pentateuch and the Historical Books.

(4) Old Testament: Prophets, Psalms, and Wisdom.'

2 Ibid., renumber existing cl. (4) as (5).

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9 Standing Committee for Engineering and Materials

Honour School of Engineering and Materials

(i) With effect from 1 October 2001 (for first Part I examination in 2002)

1 In Examination Decrees, 1999, p. 188, ll. 40–5, delete from `They will be' to `Materials Practical Work' and substitute:

`They will be required to take two further subjects, as follows:

ME4, a subset of the Engineering Practical Work (A6), the Materials Practical Work, and the Part I Design Project. A7, Engineering and Society Coursework.

ME4 will be considered by the examiners as equivalent to two written papers, and A7 will be considered equivalent to one paper.'

2 Ibid., p. 189, insert after l. 28:

`Candidates shall submit to the examiners reports and supporting material on the Part I Design Project (subject of ME4) completed as part of their course of study. The subject of the project shall be approved by the Chairman of the Sub-Faculty of Materials and the report on the project and supporting material shall be submitted to the Chairman of the Examiners, Honour School of Engineering and Materials, Friday of fourth week of Hilary Term in the year of the Part I examination. The examiners shall consider the project report, together with the engineering and materials practical work, as equivalent to two written papers.'

3 Ibid., after l. 50 insert:

`ME4: a shortened version of A6 as specified in the Honour School of Engineering Science omitting control, computer architecture and materials, a selection of Materials Practical Work as specified by the Sub-faculty of Materials, and a Part I Design Project.'

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

In Examination Decrees, 1999, p. 190, l. 27, delete `two' and substitute `three'.

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10 Standing Committee for Engineering and Computing Science

Honour School of Engineering and Computing Science

(i) With effect from 1 October 2001 (for first Part II examination in 2002)

1 In Examination Decrees, 1999, p. 178, l. 32, after `for' insert `Section I and'.

2 Ibid., l. 38, after `which' insert `Section I and'.

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

In Examination Decrees, 1999, p. 178, l. 51, delete `two' and substitute `three'.

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DEGREE OF DOCTOR OF SCIENCE

The Board of the Faculty of Physiological Sciences has granted leave to M. FILLENZ, St Anne's, to supplicate for the Degree of Doctor of Science.

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 give notice of oral examination of their candidates as follows:

Anthropology and Geography

D.I. KENNEDY, Exeter: `Threads to the past: the construction and transformation of kinship in the Coast Salish social network'.
Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, Wednesday, 12 July, 2.30 p.m.
Examiners: P.G. Rivière, M. Mauze.

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Biological Sciences

S. WROE, Lady Margaret Hall: `Identification of imprinted genes in distal mouse chromosome 2 by suppression subtractive hybridisation and a candidate gene approach'.
Department of Human Anatomy and Genetics, Tuesday, 18 July, 2 p.m.
Examiners: D.J. Blake, G.E. Moore.

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English Language and Literature

C.L. BRAYNE, Balliol: `Gender politics and constitutional politics in post-Revolution English tragedy, 1689–1702'.
Examination Schools, Thursday, 20 July, 3 p.m.
Examiners: C.H. Gerrard, H. Erskine-Hill.

A. MULHALL, St John's: `Shadows and substances: Dryden and the modes of metaphor'.
Examination Schools, Monday, 31 July, 3 p.m.
Examiners: C.H. Gerrard, H. Erskine-Hill.

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Mathematical Sciences

KAN CHENG, Somerville: `Hyperbolic conservation laws with source terms'.
St John's, Thursday, 27 July, 10.30 a.m.
Examiners: I.J. Sobey, P. Houston.

J. NATARIO, Hertford: `Causal relations on the manifold of light rays'.
St Peter's, Thursday, 13 July, 10.30 a.m.
Examiners: L.J. Mason, R. Low.

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Physiological Sciences

R.M. LOVE, Lady Margaret Hall: `Improving the survival of embryonic dopaminergic neurons'.
Department of Human Anatomy and Genetics, Tuesday, 25 July, 2 p.m.
Examiners: S.E. Blackshaw, R. Barker.

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