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CHAIRMEN OF EXAMINERS

TRINITY TERM 2000

Corrigenda

The following amendments should be made to the list of Chairmen of Examiners published in the Gazette of 24 February, p. 840: G.A.N. Smith (M.Phil. and M.Sc. in Comparative Social Policy and M.Phil. Qualifying Examination in Comparative Social Policy), and K.I. Macdonald (M.Sc. in Applied Social Studies): in each reference the address should be given as `Department of Social Policy and Social Work'.

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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 24 March.

1 Board of the Faculty of Biological Sciences

(a) Preliminary Examination in Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry

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

In Examination Decrees, 1999, p. 98, delete ll. 18–26 and substitute:

`All candidates shall be assessed as to their practical ability in coursework under the following provisions:

(a) The Chairman of the Sub-faculty, or a deputy, shall make available to the Moderators, at the end of the fifth week of the term in which the examinations are first held, evidence showing that the extent to which each candidate has completed the prescribed coursework.

(b) The Moderators may request coursework from any candidate. Such candidates will be named in a list posted by the day of the first written paper.

(c) Coursework cannot normally be retaken. Failure to complete the coursework to the satisfaction of the Moderators, in the absence of appropriate documentary evidence (e.g. a signed medical certificate), will normally constitute failure of the examination.'

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(b) Honour School of Natural Science: Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry

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

In Examination Decrees, 1999, p.431, after l. 45 insert:

`Except with the express permission of the Head of the Department of Biochemistry, no one shall be admitted to the Final Honour School of Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry course of practical work and exercises in biochemical reasoning who has not passed, or been exempted from, the First Public Examination.'

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2 Board of the Faculty of English Language and Literature

(a) Moderations in English Language and Literature

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

In Examination Decrees, 1999, p. 67, ll. 13–14, delete `Honour Moderations in Greek and Latin Literature' and substitute `Honour Moderations in Classics, except in the case of Virgil, Eclogues, where passages will be set from the Oxford Classical Texts edition by R.A.B. Mynors'.

(b) Honour School in English Language and Literature

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

1 In Examination Decrees, 1999, p. 202, l. 15, after `dramatists.' insert

`Candidates must address more than one work by Shakespeare in at least two of their answers.'

2 Ibid., p. 203, delete ll. 22–4 and substitute:

`(a) The Novel in English

(b) The Drama in English

(c) Prose in English'.

3 Ibid., p. 203, l. 44, before `Special Topics' insert `syndicated'.

4 Ibid., p. 209, l. 27, before `Special Topics' insert `syndicated'.

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3 Boards of the Faculties of English and Modern History

(a) Honour Moderations in Modern History and English

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

In Examination Decrees, 1999, p. 63, after l. 40 insert:

`The individual specifications and prescribed texts for these papers will be published in the Handbook for Honour Moderations in Modern History by Monday of Week 0 of Michaelmas Term each year for the academic year ahead. Depending on the availability of teaching resources, with the exception of Optional subject 1, not all the Optional Subjects listed in the Handbook will be available to candidates in any given year. Candidates may obtain details of the choice of options for that year by consulting the Definitive List of Optional subjects posted at the beginning of the first week of Michaelmas Full Term in the Modern History Faculty and circulated to tutors.'

(b) Preliminary Examination in Modern History and English

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

As for Honour Moderations in Modern History and English (see (a) above).

(c) Honour School of Modern History and English

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

In Examination Decrees, 1999, p. 372, after l. 8, insert:

`The individual detailed specifications and prescribed texts for the Further and Special Subjects as specified for the Honour School of Modern History will be given in the Handbook for the Honour School of Modern History. This will be published by the Modern History Board by Monday of Week 1 of the first Michaelmas Full Term of candidates' work for the Honour School. Depending on the availability of teaching resources, not all Further and Special Subjects will be available to all candidates in every year. Candidates may obtain details of the choice of Further and Special subjects available for the following year by consulting the supplement to the Handbook for the Honour School of Modern History. This will be issued by the beginning of the first week of the first Hilary Full Term of candidates' work for the Honour School and will contain full specifications and prescribed texts for any Further or Special Subjects specified for Modern History introduced for the following year, and any amendments to the specifications and prescribed texts of existing Further and Special Subjects approved by the Modern History Board by its second meeting of the preceding Michaelmas Term.'

(d) Pass School of Modern History and English

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

As for Honour School of Modern History and English (see (c) above).

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4 Board of the Faculty of Modern History

(a) Honour Moderations in Modern History

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

1 In Examination Decrees, 1999, p. 51, ll. 6–7, delete `periods...1914' and substitute `period papers I: 370–900 (The Transformation of the Ancient World), II: 1000–1300 (Medieval Christendom and its neighbours); III: 1400–1650 (Renaissance, Recovery, and Reform), and IV: 1815–1914 (Society, Nation, and Empire)'.

2 Ibid., ll. 11–15, delete `Depending onÉModern History Tutors.' and substitute

`A detailed list of Optional Subjects, including the prescribed texts, will be published in the Handbook for Honour Moderations in Modern History by the Board of the Faculty of Modern History by Monday of Week 0 of Michaelmas Term each year for the academic year ahead. Depending on the availability of teaching resources, with the exception of Optional Subject 1, not all the Optional Subjects listed in the Handbook will be available to all candidates in any given year. Candidates may obtain details of the choice of options for that year by consulting the Definitive List of Optional Subjects posted at the beginning of the first week of Michaelmas Full Term in the Modern History Faculty and circulated to Modern History Tutors.'

3 Ibid., l. 36, delete `below' and substitute `in the Handbook for Honour Moderations in Modern History'.

4 Ibid., delete from p. 51, l. 37 to p. 61, l. 39.

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(b) Preliminary Examination in Modern History

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

As for Honour Moderations in Modern History (see (a) above).

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(c) Honour School of Modern History

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

1 In Examination Decrees, 1999, p. 306, after l. 1 `(ii) REGULATIONS' insert:

`The Modern History Board shall issue annually the Handbook for the Honour School of Modern History by Monday of Week 1 of the first Michaelmas Full Term of candidates' work for the Honour School. A supplement to the handbook shall be issued to candidates at the beginning of Week 1 of the first Hilary Full Term of their work for the Honour School, and posted in the Modern History Faculty Building and circulated to tutors.'

2 Ibid., delete from p. 306, l. 47 to p. 307, l. 7 and substitute:

`1. British History (i) c.300–1087; (II) 1042–1330; General History (taken in Honour Moderations): I: 370–900, II: 1000–1300; (taken in the Final Honour School): (i) 285–476, (ii) 476–750, (iii) 700–900, (iv) 900–1122, (v) 1122–1273, (vi) 1273–1409.

2. British History (III) 1330–1550; (IV) 1500–1700; General History (taken in Honour Moderations) III: 1400–1650; (taken in the Final Honour School): (vii) 1409–1525, (viii) 1517–1618, (ix) 1618–1715.

3. British History (V) 1685–1830; (VI) since 1830; General History (taken in Honour Moderations): IV: 1815–1914; (taken in the Final Honours School): (x) 1715–99, (xi) 1799–1856, (xii) 1856–1914, (xiii) 1914–45, (xiv) 1941–71, (xv) History of the United States 1600–1830, (xvi) History of the United States since 1815, (xvii) Europe and the wider World 1815–1914.'

3 Ibid., p. 307, l. 32, after `Honour School' insert `in the course handbook'.

4 Ibid., ll. 40–1, delete `normalÉfootnoted' and substitute `the standards of academic presentation prescribed in the course handbook'.

5 Ibid., p. 308, delete ll. 7–13, and substitute:

`Lists of possible Further and Special Subjects are given below followed by regulations for theses. The individual detailed specifications for the Further and Special Subjects, and the prescribed texts, will be given in the Handbook for the Honour School of Modern History.

Depending on the availability of teaching resources, not all Further and Special Subjects will be available to all candidates in every year. Candidates may obtain details of the choice of Further and Special Subjects available for the following year by consulting the supplement to the Handbook for the Honour School of Modern History. The supplement to the handbook shall also contain full specifications and prescribed texts for any Further or

Special Subjects introduced for examination in the following year, and any amendments to the specifications and prescribed texts of existing Further and Special Subjects approved by the Modern History Board by its second meeting of the preceding Michaelmas Term. No changes to the availability of Further or Special Subjects, or to the specifications and prescribed texts for those papers, shall be made after the issue of the supplement to the course handbook affecting candidates for examination in the following academic year.'

6 Ibid., l. 43, delete `22' and substitute `23'.

7 Ibid., l. 43, after `specified' insert `in the Handbook for the Honour School of Modern History (and in the supplement to the handbook when relevant)'.

8 Ibid., p. 309. l. 23, after `specified' insert `in the Handbook for the Honour School of Modern History (and in the supplement to the handbook when relevant)'.

9 Ibid., delete from p. 309, l. 28 to p. 364, l. 27.

(d) Pass School of Modern History

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

As for Honour School of Modern History (see (c) above).

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(e) Regulations of Faculty Boards

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

In Examination Decrees, 1999, delete from p. 885, l. 18 to p. 888, l. 35, and substitute:

`1. Admission/First year course work

In Modern History (which includes medieval history, economic and social history, history of science, and history of art) graduate students are initially admitted either as candidates for a taught course or as Probationer Research Students. The requirements for all taught courses are laid out in detail under their individual regulations above.

Candidates wishing to conduct research in the field of the History of Art may be required by the Faculty Board's Graduate Studies Committee to pass a Qualifying Examination before being admitted to PRS, M.Litt., or D.Phil. status, in which case the course study for the Examination will be that set for the M.St. in the History of Art and Visual Culture, and will be examined by the examiners for that M.St. at the end of each Trinity Term. Probationer Research Students: Unless they have elected to enter for examination in the M.St. in Historical Research, or the M.St. in Historical Research, or the M.St. in Historical Research (Medieval History), or have been otherwise dispensed, Probationer Research Students are required to undertake the work laid down below. Each candidate must normally:

(a) attend such lectures, seminars, and classes as his or her supervisor shall determine; and

(b) present one seminar paper during the course. Such paper shall normally be assessed by two assessors. Such assessors should not include the candidate's supervisor. The work done for the seminar paper may form the basis of the essay required under (2) below.

(i) Applications for admission/transfer to M.Litt. or D.Phil. status shall be accompanied (or, in the case of candidates for the M.St. in Historical Research and the M.St. in Historical Research (Medieval History), followed at the appropriate date) by:

(1) two copies of a brief statement, limited to 500 words, of the subject of the thesis and the manner in which the candidate proposes to treat it;

(2) two copies of a piece of written work, normally 3,000–5,000 words long (up to 10,000 words in the case of candidates for the M.St. in Historical Research, or up to 15,000 words in the case of candidates for the M.St. in Historical Research (Medieval History)), being either (a) a section of the proposed thesis, or (b) an essay on a relevant topic, or (except in the case of candidates for the M.St. in Historical Research and the M.St. in Historical Research (Medieval History)) (c) an augmented version of the statement required under (1) above; candidates should note that if they adopt alternative (c) they must also submit the 500-word statement required by decree;

(3) two copies of a confidential report from the supervisor, which should be sent to by the supervisor directly to the Graduate Studies Office. Successful completion of either the work prescribed above or of the M.St. in Historical Research or the M.St. in Historical Research (Medieval History) is not in itself sufficient qualification for students to advance to M.Litt. or D.Phil. status.

(ii) Candidates for the M.St. in Historical Research or the M.St. in Historical Research (Medieval History) who were unsuccessful in the examination, and whose application for transfer to M.Litt. or D.Phil. status was also unsuccessful, will be deemed to have transferred from PRS to M.St. status.

They will be permitted to re-enter the M.St. examination and/or to make a further application for transfer on one occasion only.

2. Readmission after completion of a taught course

(i) Students who are entered as candidates for the examination in the M.St. in Modern History, M.St. in English Local History, M.Sc. in Economic and Social History, M.Sc. in History of Science: Instruments, Museums, Science, Technology, M.St. in Byzantine Studies, or another relevant Master's course may apply for admission to PRS/ M.Litt./D.Phil. status in the term in which they enter the examination for the M.St. in Modern History, M.St. in English Local History, M.Sc. Economic and Social History, or M.St. in Byzantine Studies, etc., normally in their first Hilary Term. Readmission may be made conditional on such requirements as the Graduate Studies Committee may impose; and admission will normally be to dispensed PRS status. Successful completion of their current degree is not in itself sufficient qualification for students to be readmitted for a research degree.

(ii) Candidates who have already been given leave to supplicate for the Degree of M.Phil. in Economic and Social History, or M.Phil. in Byzantine Studies, or M.Phil. in Modern European History, or who are entered as candidates for the examination in these degrees, may apply, usually in their second Hilary Term, for admission to D.Phil. status by submitting two copies of a brief statement, limited to 2,000 words, of the subject of the thesis, the manner in which the candidate proposes to treat it, and the relationship of the M.Phil. dissertation to the proposed D.Phil. thesis. Two copies of a confidential report from the supervisor should be sent directly to the Graduate Studies Office. Successful completion of their current M.Phil. is not in itself sufficient qualification for students to be readmitted for a research degree.

3. Transfer to M.Litt. or D.Phil. status

(i) The application shall normally be presented to the Graduate Studies Office not later than Monday of Second Week in the candidate's third term, with statements of support from the candidate's society and supervisor. Dispensed Probationer Research Students will be expected to submit their application not later than Monday of Second Week in their second term. In exceptional cases the Graduate Studies Committee may permit the candidate to postpone submission by up to one term: candidates seeking such postponement should apply to the Director of Graduate Studies well in advance.

(ii) Two copies of a confidential report from the supervisor should be sent by the supervisor directly to the Graduate Studies Office. The Graduate Studies Office shall send both copies of the written work and the confidential report to the candidate's interview who will pass on one copy to the second assessor named as below.

(iii) The interviewer shall then, together with a second assessor appointed in conjunction with the Director of Graduate Studies, examine the candidate orally. The interviewer shall be entitled after consultation with the Director of Graduate Studies to appoint a deputy to act instead. When the interviewer is also the supervisor, the Director of Graduate Studies shall act as if he or she were the interviewer and shall have power to appoint a deputy and the second assessor. For candidates for the M.St. in Historical Research and for the M.St. in Historical Research (Medieval History) the viva voce examination will incorporate the Transfer of Status interview. In these cases interviewers and second assessors are appointed by the Examiners.

(iv) The assessors shall report to the Graduate Studies Committee in writing whether the candidate's subject is satisfactory for the degree in question and whether he or she is competent to tackle it.1 If they think this is not the case, they may recommend resubmission after a set period of further probation (within the statutory limit of six terms). If they disagree, the Graduate Studies Committee shall decide what should be done. It will be open to candidates to appeal to the Faculty Board against an unfavourable decision.

(v) Candidates holding the status of M.Litt. student may apply for transfer to D.Phil. status at any time, within the statutory limit of nine terms. Their Transfer of Status application will be considered according to the procedure laid down for confirmation of D.Phil. status (see below). The interviewer appointed by the Faculty Board shall follow that procedure, except that the interviewer will be asked to state explicitly whether in addition to this procedure a subsequent formal confirmation of D.Phil. status would be desirable, or not.

4. Confirmation of D.Phil. status

(i) Application for confirmation of D.Phil. status, with statements of support from the candidate's society and supervisor, shall normally be presented to the Graduate Studies Office not later than Monday of Second Week in the eighth term after admission as Probationer Research Student. In exceptional cases the Graduate Studies Committee may permit the candidate to postpone submission by up to one term: candidates seeking such postponement should apply to the Committee through the Director of Graduate Studies well in advance.

(ii) Application for confirmation of D.Phil. status shall be accompanied by: (1) a statement of up to 500 words of the title of the thesis and of the manner in which the candidate proposes to treat it; (2) a specimen chapter or part of a chapter not longer than 6,000 words; (3) a confidential report from the supervisor which should be sent direct to the Graduate Studies Office. The Graduate Studies Office should send the written work and the confidential report to the interviewer appointed by the Faculty Board.

(iii) The interviewer shall then examine the candidate orally. If the interviewer considers it necessary, a second assessor may be appointed in conjunction with the Director of Graduate Studies. In cases where the interviewer is also the supervisor, the Director of Graduate Studies shall act as if he or she were the interviewer and shall have power to appoint a deputy and, if necessary, a second assessor.

(iv) The interviewer shall report to the Graduate Studies Committee in writing whether the candidate's subject is satisfactory and whether he or she is competent to tackle it. If confirmation is not recommended the interviewer may recommend reapplication after a further period (within the statutory limit of nine terms from admission to PRS status) or alternatively transfer to M.Litt. status. It will be open to the candidate to appeal to the Faculty Board against an unfavourable decision.

5. Theses

Theses submitted for the Degree of M.Litt. should not exceed 50,000 words and those submitted for the Degree of D.Phil. should not exceed 100,000 words, including all notes, appendices, any source material being edited, and all other parts of the thesis whatsoever, excluding only the bibliography; any thesis exceeding these limits is liable to be rejected on that ground. Any application for permission to exceed the limit should be submitted with a detailed explanation and statement of the amount of excess length requested, and with a covering letter from the supervisor.

Applications should be made as soon as possible and may not be made later than the last day of the fifth week of the term before that in which application is made for appointment of examiners. 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.

All candidates msut submit with their theses two printed or typewritten copies of an abstract of the thesis, which shall not normally exceed 1,500 words for the M.Litt. or 2,500 words for the D.Phil., prepared by the student. This is in addition to the requirement to submit an abstract of not more than 300 words in length required by the General Board's regulations. Copies of both abstracts shall be bound into the copy of the thesis which shall be deposited in the Bodleian Library.'

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5 Boards of the Faculties of Modern History and Literae Humaniores

(a) Honour Moderations in Ancient and Modern History

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

1 In Examination Decrees, 1999, p. 27, ll. 28–9, delete `periods É1914' and substitute `period papers I: 370–900 (The Transformation of the Ancient World), II: 1000–1300 (Medieval Christendom and its neighbours); III: 1400–1650 (Renaissance, Recovery, and Reform), and IV: 1815–1914 (Society, Nation, and Empire)'.

2 Ibid., after l. 41 insert:

`The individual specifications and prescribed texts for Optional Subjects, Approaches to History, and Historiography: Tacitus to Weber as specified for Honour Moderations in Modern History will be published for candidates in the Handbook for Honour Moderations in Modern History by Monday of Week 0 of Michaelmas Term each year for the academic year ahead. Depending on the availability of teaching resources, with the exception of Optional Subject 1, not all the Optional Subjects listed in the Handbook will be available to candidates in any given year. Candidates may obtain details of the choice of options for that year by consulting the Definitive List of Optional Subjects posted at the beginning of the first week of Michaelmas Full Term in the Modern History Faculty and circulated to Ancient and Modern History Tutors.'

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(b) Preliminary Examination in Ancient and Modern History

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

As for Honour Moderations in Ancient and Modern History (see (a) above).

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(c) Honour School of Ancient and Modern History

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

1 In Examination Decrees, 1999, p. 131, ll. 33–8, delete `followed byÉfor the following year' and substitute:

`The individual specifications for the Further and Special Subjects in Ancient History are set out below.

The individual detailed specifications and prescribed texts for the Further and Special subjects as specified for the Honour School of Modern History will be given in the Handbook for the Honour School of Modern History. This will be published by the Modern History Board by Monday of Week 1 of the first Michaelmas Full Term of candidates' work for the Honour School.

Depending on the availability of teaching resources, not all Further and Special Subjects will be available to all candidates in every year. Candidates and Ancient and Modern History tutors will be circulated by the beginning of the first week of the first Hilary Full Term of their work for the Honour School with (i) details of any Further and Special Subjects which will not be available for the following year, (ii) the supplement to the Handbook for the Honour School of Modern History. This book will contain full specifications and prescribed texts for any Further or Special Subjects specified for Modern History introduced for the following year, and any amendments to the specifications and prescribed texts of existing Further and Special Subjects approved by the Modern History Board by its second meeting of the preceding Michaelmas Term.'

2 Ibid., p. 131, l. 40 , delete `for that school' and substitute `for the Honour School of Modern History'.

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(d) Pass School of Ancient and Modern History

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

As for Honour School of Ancient and Modern History (see (c) above).

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6 Boards of the Faculties of Modern History and Modern Languages

(a) Preliminary Examination in Modern History and Modern Languages

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

In Examination Decrees, 1999, p. 90, after l. 9 insert:

`The individual specifications and prescribed texts for (b) and (c) above will be published in the Handbook for Honour Moderations in Modern History by Monday of Week 0 of Michaelmas Term each year for the academic year ahead. Depending on the availability of teaching resources, with the exception of Optional Subject 1, not all the Optional Subjects listed in the Handbook will be available to candidates in any given year. Candidates may obtain details of the choice of options for that year by consulting the Definitive List of Optional Subjects posted at the beginning of the first week of Michaelmas Full Term in the Modern History Faculty and circulated to tutors.'

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(b) Honour School of Modern History and Modern Languages

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

In Examination Decrees, 1999, p. 378, after l. 16 insert:

`The individual detailed specifications and prescribed texts for the Further and Special subjects as specified for the Honour School of Modern History will be given in the Handbook for the Honour School of Modern History. This will be published by the Modern History Board by Monday of Week 1 of the first Michaelmas Full Term of candidates' work for the Honour School. Depending on the availability of teaching resources, not all Further and Special Subjects will be available to all candidates in every year. Candidates may obtain details of the choice of Further and Special Subjects available for the following year by consulting the supplement to the Handbook for the Honour School of Modern History. This will be issued by the beginning of the first week of the first Hilary Full Term of candidates' work for the Honour School and will contain full specifications and prescribed texts for any Further or Special Subjects specified for Modern History introduced for the following year, and any amendments to the specifications and prescribed texts of existing Further and Special Subjects approved by the Modern History Board by its second meeting of the preceding Michaelmas Term.'

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(c) Pass School of Modern History and Modern Languages

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

As for Honour School of Modern History and Modern Languages (see (b) above).

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7 Boards of the Faculties of Modern History and Social Studies

(a) Honour Moderations in Modern History and Economics

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

1 In Examination Decrees, 1999, p. 62, ll. 13–14, delete `as specified in the schedule below' and substitute `which is available only for candidates for this examination'.

2 Ibid., after l. 17, insert `The individual specifications and prescribed texts for papers 3 and 4 above will be published in the Handbook for Honour Moderations in Modern History by Monday of Week 0 of Michaelmas Term each year for the academic year ahead. Depending on the availability of teaching resources, with the exception of Optional Subject 1, not all the Optional Subjects listed in the Handbook will be available to candidates in any given year. Candidates may obtain details of the choice of options for that year by consulting the Definitive List of Optional Subjects posted at the beginning of the first week of Michaelmas Full Term in the Modern History Faculty and circulated to tutors.'

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(b) Preliminary Examination in Modern History and Economics

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

As for Honour Moderations in Modern History and Economics (see (a) above).

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(c) Honour School of Modern History and Economics

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

In Examination Decrees, 1999, p. 368, after l. 21 insert:

`The individual detailed specifications and prescribed texts for the Further and Special Subjects as specified for the Honour School of Modern History will be given in the Handbook for the Honour School of Modern History. This will be published by the Modern History Board by Monday of Week 1 of the first Michaelmas Full Term of candidates' work for the Honour School. Depending on the availability of teaching resources, not all Further and Special Subjects will be available to all candidates in every year. Candidates may obtain details of the choice of Further and Special subjects available for the following year by consulting the supplement to the Handbook for the Honour School of Modern History. This will be issued by the beginning of the first week of the first Hilary Full Term of candidates' work for the Honour School and will contain full specifications and prescribed texts for any Further or Special Subjects specified for Modern History introduced for the following year, and any amendments to the specifications and prescribed texts of existing Further and Special Subjects approved by the Modern History Board by its second meeting of the preceding Michaelmas Term.'

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(d) Pass School of Modern History and Economics

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

As for Honour School of Modern History and Economics (see (c) above).

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(e) Honour Moderations in Modern History and Politics

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

In Examination Decrees, 1999, p. 64, after l. 46 insert:

`The individual specifications and prescribed texts for papers 2 and 3 above will be published in the Handbook for Honour Moderations in Modern History by Monday of Week 0 of Michaelmas Term each year for the academic year ahead. Depending on the availability of teaching resources, with the exception of Optional Subject 1, not all the Optional Subjects listed in the Handbook will be available to candidates in any given year. Candidates may obtain details of the choice of options for that year by consulting the Definitive List of Optional Subjects posted at the beginning of the first week of Michaelmas Full Term in the Modern History Faculty and circulated to tutors.'

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(f) Preliminary Examination in Modern History and Politics

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

As for Honour Moderations in Modern History and Politics (see (e) above).

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(g) Honour School of Modern History and Politics

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

In Examination Decrees, 1999, p. 382, after l. 26 insert:

`The individual detailed specifications and prescribed texts for the Further and Special Subjects as specified for the Honour School of Modern History will be given in the Handbook for the Honour School of Modern History. This will be published by the Modern History Board by Monday of Week 1 of the first Michaelmas Full Term of candidates' work for the Honour School. Depending on the availability of teaching resources, not all Further and Special Subjects will be available to all candidates in every year. Candidates may obtain details of the choice of Further and Special subjects available for the following year by consulting the supplement to the Handbook for the Honour School of Modern History. This will be issued by the beginning of the first week of the first Hilary Full Term of candidates' work for the Honour School and will contain full specifications and prescribed texts for any Further or Special Subjects specified for Modern History introduced for the following year, and any amendments to the specifications and prescribed texts of existing Further and Special Subjects approved by the Modern History Board by its second meeting of the preceding Michaelmas Term.'

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(h) Pass School of Modern History and Politics

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

As for Honour School of Modern History and Politics (see (g) above).

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8 Board of the Faculty of Physical Sciences

(a) Preliminary Examination in Engineering Science

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

In Examination Decrees, 1999, p. 79, ll. 34–5, delete from `any' to `p. 1074.' and substitute:

`one hand-held pocket calculator from a list of permitted calculators published by the Chairman of the Sub-faculty not later than the end of the fourth week of the Trinity Full Term in the academic year preceding the examination.'

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(b) Honour School of Engineering Science

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

In Examination Decrees, 1999, p. 170, after l. 9 insert:

`The examiners will not provide calculators, but will permit the use of one hand-held pocket calculator from a list of permitted calculators published by the Chairman of the Sub-faculty not later than the end of the fourth week of the Trinity Full Term in the academic year preceding the examination.'

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

1 In Examination Decrees, 1999, p. 171, after l. 21 insert:

`The examiners will not provide calculators, but will permit the use of one hand-held pocket calculator from a list of permitted calculators published by the Chairman of the Sub-faculty not later than the end of the fourth week of the Trinity Full Term in the academic year preceding the examination.'

2 Ibid., ll. 28–33, delete from `The report' to `No project report' and substitute:

`The project and report together shall be considered by the examiners in deciding the class of a candidate as equivalent to two written papers. The report must not exceed 10,000 words plus 40 pages of diagrams, photographs, etc. The report must be the candidate's own work and should include a signed statement to this effect. Reports previously submitted for Part II for the Honour School of Engineering Science may be resubmitted. No work'.

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(c) Pass School of Engineering Science

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

In Examination Decrees, 1999, p. 173, ll. 29–30, delete from `any' to `p. 1074.' and substitute:

`one hand-held pocket calculator from a list of permitted calculators published by the Chairman of the Sub-faculty not later than the end of the fourth week of the Trinity Full Term in the academic year preceding the examination.'

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9 Board of the Faculty of Social Studies

M.Phil. in Politics

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

In Examination Decrees, 1999, p. 638, l. 1, delete `European Thought' and substitute `Issues in Contemporary Continental European Social and Political Thought'.

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10 Committee for Archaeology

(a) D.Phil. in Archaeology

With effect from 1 October 2000

In Examination Decrees, 1999, p. 859, l. 21, delete `100,000 words' and substitute `80,000 words'.

2 Ibid., l. 23, delete sentence beginning `It is expectedÉ'.

3 Ibid., l. 14, after `Candidates' insert `who have not first completed an M.Phil.'.

4 Ibid., l. 18, after `candidates.' insert `Candidates who have first completed an M.Phil. are required to apply for confirmation of status by their eleventh term as graduate students, and must submit a draft chapter of the thesis in addition to the research outline specified above. The committee will appoint two assessors who will consider the applications and will normally interview candidates'.

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(b) M.St. in Classical Archaeology

With effect from 1 October 2000

1 In Examination Decrees, 1999, p. 673, l. 9, after `Term' insert `and should bear the candidate's examination number but not his/her name'.

2 Ibid., p. 674, l. 25, after `printed' insert `and should bear the candidate's examination number but not his/her name. Any illustrations must be included in both copies.'

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(c) M.Phil. in Classical Archaeology

1 In Examination Decrees, 1999, p. 568, l. 24, after `below;' insert `the thesis should bear the candidate's examination number but not his/her name'.

2 Ibid., p. 567, l. 10, after `printed' insert `and should bear the candidate's examination number but not his/her name.'

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11 Committee on Continuing Education

Foundation Certificate in Modern History

With immediate effect

1 In Examination Decrees, 1999, p. 1013, l. 20, delete `Nine' and substitute `Ten'.

2 Ibid., l. 25, delete `5,000–7,000 words' and substitute `3,000–4,000 words'.

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12 Standing Committee for Engineering and Materials

Honour School of Engineering and Materials

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

1 In Examination Decrees, 1999, p. 188, delete ll. 41–5 and substitute:

`required to take two further subjects, each of which will be considered by the examiners as equivalent to one written paper, as follows:

A7, Engineering and Society Coursework.

ME4, a subset of the Engineering Practical Work and the Materials Practical Work.'

2 Ibid., p. 189, ll. 12–16, delete from `In the assessment' to `study (ME4).' and substitute:

`In the assessment of paper ME4 the examiners shall take into consideration failure of a candidate to complete the Engineering Practical Work to a level prescribed from time to time by the Sub-faculty of Engineering Science. Candidates shall also submit detailed reports of Materials Practical Work completed during their course of study.'

3 Ibid., delete ll. 39–40.

4 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; Materials Practical Work as specified by the Sub-faculty of Materials.'

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

In Examination Decrees, 1999, p. 190, after l. 26 insert:

`The report shall not exceed 2,000 words.'

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DEGREE OF DOCTOR OF CIVIL LAW

The Board of the Faculty of Law has granted leave to D. GALLIGAN, Wolfson, 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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DEGREE OF DOCTOR OF MEDICINE

The Board of the Faculty of Clinical Medicine has granted leave to A. YIM, Green College, to supplicate for the Degree of Doctor of Medicine.

The evidence submitted by the candidate was entitled: `Feasibility, benefits, and outcome of video-assisted thoracic surgery'.

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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

P. LAWSON, New College: `Characterisation of the murine gene and the porcine CDNA for lung surfactant protein D and genetic mapping of murine complement components using a novel approach'.
Rodney Porter Building, Thursday, 23 March, 3 p.m.
Examiners: K. Drickamer, M.J. Walport.

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English Language and Literature

A. SUTHERLAND, Lady Margaret Hall: `Biblical citation and its affective contextualisation in some English mystical texts of the fourteenth century'.
St Catherine's, Friday, 17 March, 2 p.m.
Examiners: H.R.B. White, S.S. Hussey.

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Medieval and Modern Languages

A. LIPSCOMB, St Cross: `Le jeu des pronoms personnels dans l'autobiographie contemporaine franìaise'.
37 Wellington Square, Thursday, 16 March, 2.15 p.m.
Examiners: M.M. Bowie, M. Sheringham.

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Physical Sciences

M. FENN, St Cross: `Electrical resistivity of thin metal films and multilayers'.
Magdalen, Wednesday, 29 March, 2 p.m.
Examiners: J.F. Gregg, D. Greig.

C. RALPH, St Anne's: `Development of a new total temperature probe for transient turbomachinery testing'.
St Catherine's, Thursday, 13 April, 10.30 a.m.
Examiners: R.W. Ainsworth, M.A. Hilditch.

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Physiological Sciences

REN XIAOHUI, Queen's: `Slow adaptations within the chemoreflexes regulating breathing in humans'.
Balliol, Wednesday, 22 March, 10 a.m.
Examiners: P.C.G. Nye, L. Adams.

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Social Studies

G. QUINTINI, Pembroke: `Lost in the myths of insecurity: a study of job insecurity in the British labour force'.
St Hilda's, Monday, 3 April, 2 p.m.
Examiners: M. Gregory, W. Arulampalam.

B. ROZUMILOWICZ, Wolfson: `Organisational structures and programmatic stances: the development of the political party system in Poland, 1989–97'.
Worcester, Wednesday, 19 April, 2 p.m.
Examiners: A.J. Ware, P.G. Lewis.

E. SEMBOU, St Hugh's: `"Midwifery" and criticism in G.W.F. Hegel's Phenomenology of Spirit'.
Trinity, Tuesday, 14 March, 2 p.m.
Examiners: M.J. Inwood, S. Houlgate.

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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:

Theology

J. SCHULMAN, Harris Manchester: `Martineau's understanding of worship in the context of his theology'.
Examination Schools, Wednesday, 12 April, 2 p.m.
Examiners: M.D. Chapman, J.C. O'Neill.

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