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BOARD OF THE FACULTY OF BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES

The Board of the Faculty of Biological Sciences has conferred the title of University Research Lecturer on the following:

DR K.K. BHAKOO, MRC Senior Scientist, Department of Biochemistry

DR G. MCGAVIN, Assistant Curator, the Hope Entomological Collections, University Museum of Natural History

DR S.C. WATKINSON, Botany Fellow, Department of Plant Sciences, and Fellow of St Hilda's College

DR M. WORMALD, Research Associate, the Department of Biochemistry

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CHAIRMEN OF EXAMINERS

TRINITY TERM 2000

Preliminary Examinations

Economics and Management: R.J. VAN NOORDEN, MA, Fellow of Hertford

European and Middle Eastern Languages (Middle Eastern Languages): C.D. HOLES, MA, D.PHIL., Fellow of Magdalen (address: Oriental Institute)p Philosophy, Politics, and Economics: D.H. RICE, B.PHIL., MA, Student of Christ Church

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Honour Moderations

Archaeology and Anthropology: A.G. SHERRATT, MA, D.PHIL., Fellow of Linacre (address: Ashmolean Museum)

Biological Sciences: M.R. SPEIGHT, MA, Fellow of St Anne's (address: Department of Zoology)

Mathematics and Computation: G. JONES, MA, D.PHIL., Fellow of Wolfson

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Honour Schools

Materials, Economics, and Management Part I: S.G. ROBERTS, MA, Fellow of St Cross (address: Department of Materials)

Materials, Economics, and Management Part I: G.D.W. SMITH, MA, D.PHIL., Fellow of Trinity (address: Department of Materials)

Natural Science

Metallurgy and Science of Materials Part I: S.G. ROBERTS, MA, Fellow of St Cross (address: Department of Materials)

Metallurgy and Science of Materials Part II: G.D.W. SMITH, MA, D.PHIL., Fellow of Trinity (address: Department of Materials)

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Master of Philosophy

Greek and/or Roman History Years I and II: O. MURRAY, MA, D.PHIL., Fellow of Balliol

Materials Anthropology and Museum Ethnography: W.R. JAMES, B.LITT., MA, D.PHIL., Fellow of St Cross (address: Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology)

Oriental Studies: F.W. ZIMMERMANN, B.PHIL., MA, D.PHIL., Fellow of St Cross (address: Oriental Institute)

Social Anthropology: W.R. JAMES, B.LITT., MA, D.PHIL., Fellow of St Cross (address: Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology)

Sociology: G.A. EVANS, MA, M.PHIL., D.PHIL., Fellow of Nuffield

Theology: J.B. WEBSTER, MA, D.PHIL., Canon of Christ Church Qualifying Examination in Materials Anthropology and Museum Ethnography: W.R. JAMES, B.LITT., MA, D.PHIL., Fellow of St Cross (address: Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology)

Qualifying Examination in Social Anthropology: W.R. JAMES, B.LITT., MA, D.PHIL., Fellow of St Cross (address: Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology)

Qualifying Examination in Sociology: G.A. EVANS, MA, M.PHIL., D.PHIL., Fellow of Nuffield

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Master of Science

Industrial Relations and Human Resource Management: I.J. KESSLER, MA, Fellow of Templeton

Materials Anthropology and Museum Ethnography: W.R. JAMES, B.LITT., MA, D.PHIL., Fellow of St Cross (address: Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology)

Social Anthropology: W.R. JAMES, B.LITT., MA, D.PHIL., Fellow of St Cross (address: Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology)

Sociology: G.A. EVANS, MA, M.PHIL., D.PHIL., Fellow of Nuffield

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Master of Studies

Greek and/or Roman History: O. MURRAY, MA, D.PHIL., Fellow of Balliol

Oriental Studies: F.W. ZIMMERMANN, B.PHIL., MA, D.PHIL., Fellow of St Cross (address: Oriental Institute)

Slavonic Studies: J.D. NAUGHTON, MA, Fellow of St Edmund Hall (address: Taylor Institution)

Theology: R.A. CROSS, MA, D.PHIL., Fellow of Oriel

Women's Studies: J.A. SHAW, MA, Regent's Park College

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Diplomas

Materials Anthropology and Museum Ethnography: W.R. JAMES, B.LITT., MA, D.PHIL., Fellow of St Cross (address: Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology)

Social Anthropology: W.R. JAMES, B.LITT., MA, D.PHIL., Fellow of St Cross (address: Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology)

Theology: R.C. MORGAN, MA, Fellow of Linacre

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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 the Inter-faculty Committee for Queen Elizabeth House will come into effect on 26 May.

1 Board of the Faculty of Law

BCL, M.Jur., and M.Phil.

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

1 In Examination Decrees, 1999, p. 909, ll. 4–6, delete paragraph (b) and re-letter (c) as (b).

2 Ibid., l. 9, delete `IV' and substitute `III'.

3 Ibid., ll. 10–15, delete paragraph (b) and re-letter (c) and (d) as (b) and (c).

4 Ibid., p. 910, l. 9, delete `IV' and substitute `III'.

5 Ibid., delete ll. 17–9, and substitute: `Candidates may signify an intent to take the M.Phil. in Law when they initially apply to do the BCL or M.Jur., or they can do so after they have been admitted for the BCL or M.Jur. In either case they must fill in the appropriate form which can be obtained from the Graduate Studies Office, by the end of the Hilary Term of the year before which they intend to do the M.Phil.'

6 Ibid., p. 911, l. 12, and p. 914, l. 3, delete `Comparative Law: Contract'.

7 Ibid., l. 23, insert after `International Environmental Law', `International Human Rights and the Law of War'.

8 Ibid., l. 28, insert after `Public International Law', `Regulation'.

9 Ibid., delete ll. 31–42.

10 Ibid., l. 44, delete `IV' and substitute `III'.

11 Ibid., pp. 914–15, renumber sections 4–14 as 3–13.

12 Ibid., p. 915, l. 47, insert: `14. International Human Rights and the Law of War. The course will consider the inter- national legal and political questions arising in situations of armed conflict and humanitarian emergencies.'

13 Ibid., p. 916, l. 19, insert: `19. Regulation. The course will examine the relationship between law, regulation, and the groups affected by regulation; different techniques of regulation; the varying methods of enforcement and compliance; and issues of accountability and legitimacy raised by differing regulatory techniques.' and renumber sections 19–21 as 20–2.

14 Ibid., p. 916, delete from l. 44 to l. 16 on p. 917.

15 Ibid., p. 917, l. 17, delete `IV' and substitute `III'.

16 Ibid., l. 26, delete `European Community Law [as specified in the Honour School of Jurisprudence]'.

17 Ibid., p. 918, delete from `Essays need not...' to l. 44 `own expense.'

18 Ibid., p. 919, delete l. 9.

19 Ibid., p. 919, l. 10, delete `IV' and substitute `III'.

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2 Board of the Faculty of Literae Humaniores

(a) M.St. in Philosophy

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

1 In Examination Decrees, 1999, p. 704, after l. 17, insert `Candidates may, if special permission is given by the Graduate Studies Committee in Philosophy, offer subjects not included in this list. Such permission should be sought from the Committee, through the Director of Graduate Studies, at the time of application for admission to the course or as soon as possible afterwards, and in any case not later than the 1 October preceding the examination. Applications must reach the Secretary of Faculties by Friday of the fifth week of the Michaelmas Term preceding the examination.'

2 Ibid., l. 24, delete `Friday' and substitute `Wednesday'.

3 Ibid., l. 29, delete `sixth' and substitute `second'.

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(b) B.Phil. in Philosophy

(i) With immediate effect

In Examination Decrees, 1999, p. 560, l. 6, delete `board' and substitute `Graduate Studies Committee in Philosophy'.

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

1 In Examination Decrees, 1999, p. 560, l. 5, after `Part B' insert:

`Candidates must inform the Graduate Studies Committee in Philosophy of the subjects they intend to offer as soon as they have made their decision and in any case not later than Friday of the eighth week of Michaelmas Term before the examination. In exceptional circumstances changes may be sought after this date, but the request must be made before Friday of the sixth week of Hilary Term and will require the special permission of the Committee.'

2 Ibid., p. 561, l. 36, after `Studies.' insert:

`A candidate who retakes the examination in the year immediately following the failed examination need not resubmit a thesis that was judged satisfactory in the first examination, while such a candidate whose submitted essays in all three subjects offered under (2) above, were judged satisfactory in the first examination will not be required to retake that part of the examination, but need only submit an amended or different thesis.

A candidate whose thesis is judged satisfactory, but who fails to satisfy the examiners in just one essay subject under (2), may choose to be re-examined in that subject alone in the September immediately following the examination, provided that application is made to the Graduate Studies Committee in Philosophy by the third Friday after the end of Trinity Full Term, or to be re-examined in all three subjects under (2) according to the time table for the examination in the Trinity Term of the following year.

Candidates who choose to be re-examined in September and fail to satisfy the examiners a second time may not retake the examination on any subsequent occasion.'

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(c) M.St. in Greek and/or Latin Languages and Literature

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

1 In Examination Decrees, 1999, p. 684, l. 28, before `Classical Greek' insert

`EITHER (i)'.

2 Ibid., after l. 42 insert:

`OR (ii) Latin: either

(a) Elementary Latin. There will be one three-hour paper, consisting of passages of Latin prose which will test knowledge of classical Latin grammar and competence in translation from Latin into English.

Or (b) Intermediate Latin. There will be one three-hour paper. Candidates will be expected to be familiar with An Anthology of Latin Prose ed. D.A. Russell (OUP 1990), nos. 7, 11, 12, 22, 23, 25, 28, 34, 37, 44, 48, 52, 57, 60, 63, and 76, from which a selection of passages will be set for translation. Candidates will also be expected to translate from TWO of the following texts:

(i) Cicero, Pro Caelio [ed. OCT].

(ii) Pliny, Letters 1.6, 9, 13, 19, 21, 24, 26, 29; VIII.16, 17; IX.6, 12, 15, 27, 33, 39; X.31, 32, 96, 97 (ed. M.B. Fisher and M.R. Griffin, CUP 1973)

(iii) Ovid, Metamorphoses 8 (ed. A.S. Hollis, OUP 1970)

Alternative texts for translation under this head may be offered by agreement with the Graduate Studies Committee.'

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(d) M.St. in Greek and/or Roman History

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

1 In Examination Decrees, 1999, p. 688, l. 39, delete `Latin' and substitute:

`Elementary Latin. There will be one three-hour paper, consisting of passages of Latin prose which will test knowledge of classical Latin grammar and competence in translation from Latin into English.

(iv) Intermediate Latin. There will be one three-hour paper. Candidates will be expected to be familiar with An Anthology of Latin Prose ed. D.A. Russell (OUP 1990), nos. 7, 11, 12, 22, 23, 25, 28, 34, 37, 44, 48, 52, 57, 60, 63, and 76, from which a selection of passages will be set for translation.

Candidates will also be expected to translate from

(i) Cicero, Pro Caelio [ed. OCT].

(ii) Pliny, Letters 1.6, 9, 13, 19, 21, 24, 26, 29; VIII.16, 17; IX.6, 12, 15, 27, 33, 39; X.31, 32, 96, 97 (ed. M.B. Fisher and M.R. Griffin, CUP 1973)

Alternative texts for translation under this head may be offered by agreement with the Graduate Studies Committee.'

2 Ibid., renumber subsequent clauses (iv)–(vii) as (v)–(viii).

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(e) M.Phil. in Greek and/or Roman History

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

In Examination Decrees, 1999, p. 611, l. 15, delete `Latin' and substitute:

`Intermediate Latin. There will be one three-hour paper. Candidates will be expected to be familiar with An Anthology of Latin Prose ed. D.A. Russell (OUP 1990), nos. 7, 11, 12, 22, 23, 25, 28, 34, 37, 44, 48, 52, 57, 60, 63, and 76, from which a selection of passages will be set for translation.

Candidates will also be expected to translate from

(i) Cicero, Pro Caelio [ed. OCT].

(ii) Pliny, Letters 1.6, 9, 13, 19, 21, 24, 26, 29; VIII.16, 17; IX.6, 12, 15, 27, 33, 39; X.31, 32, 96, 97 (ed. M.B. Fisher and M.R. Griffin, CUP 1973)

Alternative texts for translation under this head may be offered by agreement with the Graduate Studies Committee.'

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3 Board of the Faculty of Theology

Postgraduate Diploma in Theology

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

In Examination Decrees, 1999, p. 962, delete ll. 4–9 and substitute:

`(9) Philosophy of Religion. The subject will include an examination of claims about the existence of God, and God's relation to the world: their meaning, the possibility of their truth, and the kind of justification which can or needs to be provided for them, and the philosophical problems raised by the existence of different religions. One or two questions may also be set on central claims peculiar to Christianity, such as the doctrines of the Trinity, Incarnation, and Atonement.'

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4 Inter-faculty Committee for Queen Elizabeth House

(a) M.St. in Forced Migration

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

1 In Examination Decrees, 1999, p. 680, l. 39, delete `A regional option' and substitute `The topic of the regional essay'.

2 Ibid., l. 43, delete `extended' and substitute `multi- disciplinary'.

3 Ibid., p. 681, l. 5, delete `four papers' and substitute `two papers and two essays'.

4 Ibid., l. 25, delete `Paper III: Regional Option' and substitute `Essay I: Regional Essay'.

5 Ibid., l. 27, after `of' insert `approximately but'.

6 Ibid., l. 28, delete `week eight of Hilary Full Term' and substitute `Friday noon of eighth week of Hilary Term'.

7 Ibid., l. 29, delete `Paper IV: Extended Essay' and substitute `Essay II: Multidisciplinary Essay'.

8 Ibid., l. 30, after `of' insert `approximately but'.

9 Ibid., ll. 34–5, delete `at least fourteen days before the first day of the examination in week nine of Trinity Term' and substitute `by Friday noon of sixth week of Trinity Term'.

10 Ibid., ll. 37, 42, and 46, delete `Papers III and IV' and substitute `Essays I and II'.

11 Ibid., l. 44, delete `Papers III and IV' and substitute `these essays'.

12 Ibid., l. 49, delete `quarto or'.

13 Ibid., delete `, each' and substitute `. Each'.

14 Ibid., l. 50, after `copy' insert `,'.

15 Ibid., delete `on' and substitute `in'.

16 Ibid., delete `and'.

17 Ibid., after `delivered to' insert `the chairman of the examiners for the degree of M.St. in Forced Migration, c/o'.

18 Ibid., p. 682, ll. 1–2, delete `by the appropriate deadline as indicated in regulations 3 and 4 above' and substitute

`. Essay I must be delivered no later than Friday noon of eighth week in Hilary Term. Essay II must be delivered no later than Friday noon of sixth week in Trinity Term.'

19 Ibid., after l. 2 insert:

`Candidates will be permitted to retake the examination in Trinity Term of the following year. All elements of the examination (including those for which a pass was obtained) will normally have to be taken again. The exception will be where permission is granted by the Proctors, on receipt of a request from the candidate's college, for the candidate to resit, for example, only the examination papers (where one has been failed and both essays have been passed) or to resubmit only the essays (where one has been failed and both examinations have been passed).'

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(b) M.Phil. in Development Studies

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

1 In Examination Decrees, 1999, p. 572, delete ll. 10–13 and insert:

`5.1 Every candidate must pass a qualifying test in two foundation papers to be taken at the start of the Trinity Term of the first year of study.'

2 Ibid., renumber existing paragraphs 5.5 and 5.6 as 5.4 and 5.5 respectively.

3 Ibid., insert new paragraph 5.6 as follows:

`5.6 Core Courses in Development Studies

Candidates must pursue a core course in development studies which runs throughout the two years of the course. Issues which may be included are theories of social change; imperialism and dependency; culture and social identity; gender relations; households and family; coercion and authoritarianism; finance and capital; international institutions; farming and food; environment; social and economic development indicators; inhibitors of growth. This course is examined by means of assessed essays as indicated in 6.1 (b) below.'

4 Ibid., p. 573, delete ll. 4–14 and insert:

`6.1 The final examination shall consist of the following:

(a) One written paper on Research Techniques which is taken at the end of the Trinity Term of the first year of study. Questions will be set on: Epistemology of social science, social science paradigms; ethics and values; quantitative methods; the presentation of statistical information, hypothesis testing; research design; sampling theory; questionnaire design; the critical reading of documents; participant observation; action research; rapid research; evaluation research.

A candidate who fails to pass the paper in Research Techniques may, at the discretion of the Inter-faculty Committee for Queen Elizabeth House, be permitted to retake the paper before the beginning of the first week of the next academic year. Only candidates who have passed the paper in Research Techniques may proceed to the second year of the course.

(b) The successful completion of four essays assessed by the examiners appointed to examine for the M.Phil. in Development Studies. Candidates are required to submit these essays at specified intervals over the two years of the course. The topics to be covered in these essays must fall within the four themes (one per essay) included in the core course in development studies: social theory and development; the analysis of major interdisciplinary issues; the international dimension of development; and analysis of development policy.

(c) The assessment of a thesis of not more than 30,000 words (excluding bibliography but including footnotes and appendices) on a topic approved by the Inter-faculty Committee or by a person or persons to whom the Committee may delegate this function.

The thesis must be on a topic in the general field of development studies and must include as one of the appendices an analytical discussion of the research technique or techniques appropriate to the topic chosen. This appendix should be 3,000–5,000 words in length, and the appendix and the written paper in (a) above shall each constitute 50 per cent of the marks available for the examination of the candidate's knowledge of research techniques. The topic of the thesis must be chosen in consultation with and approval of the candidate's supervisor. If a separate thesis supervisor is required, he or she must have agreed to undertake the supervision prior to the approval of the topic as specified above.

(d) Two written papers selected from a range of options as specified below. The examiners may at their discretion require any candidate to attend for a viva voce examination.'

5 Ibid., pp. 575–6, delete paragraph 6.6 and renumber paragraph 6.7 as 6.6.

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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

H.J. BLAIR, Keble: `Studies on the mouse X-linked mutant lined'.
St Catherine's, Monday, 15 May, 10 a.m.
Examiners: I.W. Craig, J. West.

B. MARSDEN, Hertford: `The assembly of fibronectin type one modules'.
Department of Biochemistry, Thursday, 8 June, 10.30 a.m.
Examiners: L.J. Smith, A. Pastore.

M. NEVILLE, Magdalen: `Characterisation of the genomic region around the TNF locus within the human major histocompatibility complex in the chromosome band 6p21-3'.
Sir William Dunn School of Pathology, Monday, 22 May, 2 p.m.
Examiners: P.A. van der Merwe, S. Beck.

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Clinical Medicine

P.J. STEPHENS, Oriel: `Positional and functional approaches towards the cloning of a QTL for hereterocellular HPFH on chromosome 6q23'.
Institute of Molecular Medicine, Wednesday, 12 July, 1 p.m.
Examiners: A. Harris, M. Antoniou.

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Law

S. CHESTERMAN, Magdalen: `Just war or peace? Humanitarian intervention and international law'.
St Edmund Hall, Monday, 5 June, 11 a.m.
Examiners: G.S. Goodwin-Gill, C.D. Gray.

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Literae Humaniores

G. GOLDEN, New College: `Creating public opinion: officially published Roman public inscriptions c.100 bc to ad 68'.
Worcester, Thursday, 1 June, 2 p.m.
Examiners: A.W. Lintott, G.D. Woolf.

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Mathematics

S. GERKE, Corpus Christi: `Weighted colouring and channel assignment'.
Mathematical Institute, Monday, 22 May, 2 p.m.
Examiners: J.A.D. Welsh, N.L. Biggs.

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Medieval and Modern Languages

R.J. OWEN, Oriel: `The poet's role: lyric responses to German unification, by poets from the GDR'.
Wadham, Friday, 26 May, 2.15 p.m.
Examiners: R.C. Ockenden, B.M. Kane.

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Modern History

T.K. CHRISTIANSEN, St Antony's: `Meeting women in court: a study of the gender history of Cafamarca, Peru, 1862–1900'.
St Antony's, Thursday, 18 May, 2.15 p.m.
Examiners: M.D. Deas, L. Taylor.

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Oriental Studies

M. KLAR, Pembroke: `A popular retelling of Islamic stories: Job, Saul, David, and Noah as portrayed in Tha' Labi's Ara' is al-Majalis'.
Mansfield, Wednesday, 17 May, 2.30 p.m.
Examiners: R.L. Nettler, S. Sperl.

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Physical Sciences

L. HEMINGWAY, University: `Dendrimers for light emitting diodes'.
Dyson Perrins Laboratory, Friday, 2 June, 9 a.m.
Examiners: M. Moloney, M. Bryce.

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