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DIVISIONAL BOARDS

Elections, 9 March

Vacancies

Note: in the following details, the figure given refers to a single vacancy for that number of years: e.g. `3' means `one vacancy, for three years'.

For full details, see Gazette, 13 January.

Life and Environmental Sciences Board

SF Anthropology: 3, 2

SF Geography: 4, 1

Dept of Biochemistry: 4, 1

Dept of Plant Sciences: 3, 2 Dept of Zoology: 4, 1


Mathematical and Physical Sciences Board

SF Chemistry: 4, 3, 1

SF Engineering: 4, 2, 1

SF Physics: 4, 3, 1

Fac of Maths. Sci/Maths. Inst.: 4, 3, 2

SF Earth Sciences: 2, 1

SF Materials: 3, 2

Computing Laboratory (Members of Fac. of Maths. Sci.): 3, 2

Dept of Statistics (Members of Fac. of Maths. Sci.): 4


Medical Sciences Board

Fac. of Clin. Med.: 4, 3, 2, 1

Fac. of Physiol. Sci. and SF Psy. St. - see note 4 below: 3, 2, 1


Humanities Board

Fac. of English: 3, 2, 1

Fac. of Lit. Hum.: 4, 3, 1

Fac. of MML: 4, 2, 1

Fac. of Mod. Histy.: 4, 2, 1

Fac. of Music: 3

Fac. of Oriental St.: 4p Fac. of Theology: 3


Social Sciences Board

Fac. of Soc St.: 4, 3, 2, 1

Fac. of Law: 4, 3, 1

Fac. of Management: 4, 1

Dept. of Educ St: 3, 2

Queen Elizabeth House: 4

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¶ Nominations in writing for the elections on 9 March, by two members (other than the candidate) of the electorate for each vacancy, which is the same as the persons from among whom the vacancy will be filled (as specified above), will be received by the Head Clerk at the University Offices, Wellington Square, up to 4 p.m. on Monday, 14 February, and similar nominations by six members of the electorate other than the candidate, except in the case of the Medical Sciences Board, up to 4 p.m. on Tuesday, 29 February. Six-member nominations for the Medical Sciences Board will be received up to 4 p.m. on Wednesday, 23 February.

Council has decided that nominations should show for each signatory the name and faculty, sub-faculty, or department (indicative of the relevant electorate) in block capitals. Any names which are not so shown may not be published. At least one nomination in respect of each candidate must be made on an official nomination form. Copies of the form are obtainable from the Head Clerk (telephone: (2)70190; e-mail: Philip.Moss@admin.ox.ac.uk).

In the event of a contested election, a brief biographical note on each candidate will be published in the Gazette dated 2 March, and voters may wish to wait until they have read these notes before returning their ballot papers (which will be sent out to members of the electorate as soon as possible after the closing date for nominations, and which, after completion, must be received by the Head Clerk not later than 4 p.m. on 9 March).

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Notes

1. Each of the new Divisional Boards will have responsibility, under Council and subject to plans, policies, and guidelines set by Council and its committees, for one of the five new academic divisions (including its budget, space, syllabus, and staffing), embracing, among other matters, (a) the development and proposal, in collaboration with the colleges, divisional sub-units, and the academic services sector, of comprehensive and detailed strategic five-year plans and one-year operating statements, (b) the delivery of curricula (with an equal focus on graduate and undergraduate studies) and the maintenance of educational quality and standards in the broad subject area, (c) the division's relations with external funding agencies, and (d) the oversight of fund raising. Full details of the boards' responsibilities are set out in the Statute approved by Congregation on 29 June 1999 (Gazette, Vol. 129, pp. 1323, 1482).

2. The composition of the divisions and of the Divisional Boards, and the manner of holding elections, are laid down in Decree (1) of 4 November 1999 (Gazette, Vol. 130, p. 294). Each board will have the head of division in the chair, elected members as specified above, and a member appointed by the Conference of Colleges from within the division. (The Medical Sciences Board will also include the Regius Professor of Medicine and the Chairman of the Oxfordshire Health Authority. The Social Sciences Board will also include a representative of Area Studies elected by the chairmen of the relevant inter-faculty committees and the directors of the relevant centres.) Boards may co-opt one or more additional members (subject to the maximum number prescribed by the decree in each case). Two Junior Members, elected by the Oxford University Student Union, will have the right to attend each board for matters of unreserved business (with the right to speak but not to vote). Such officers of the University as Council may determine shall receive all board papers and may attend, or nominate a deputy to attend, any meeting (again, with the right to speak but not to vote).

3. Where it is specified in the above list that the candidates must be from among certain persons `working in' a department or other institution, both the candidates and the electors must be persons so working at the time of the election.

4. In the case of the five members of the Medical Sciences Board elected by and from among the members of the Faculty of Physiological Sciences and the Sub-faculty of Psychology, one must be from each of the Department of Human Anatomy and Genetics, the Sir William Dunn School of Pathology, the Department of Pharmacology, the Department of Physiology, and the Department of Experimental Psychology.

5. The normal period of office for members of the Divisional Boards is four years, but the initial periods on each board are being varied to procure a regular rotation of subsequent appointments each year. Under the statutes, the length of the initial period of office of each person elected on 9 March will be determined by the number of votes cast for him or her (or, in the event of an equality of votes or an uncontested election, by academic standing).

6. The heads of the five new divisions are currently being selected, and their identities being published, once Council has approved their appointment, in the Gazette.

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CHAIRMEN OF EXAMINERS

TRINITY TERM 2000

Honour Schools

Classics and Modern Languages: K.M. KOHL, MA, Fellow of Jesus

English and Modern Languages: E.A. FALLAIZE, MA, Fellow of St John's

Modern History and English: J.S. KELLY, MA, D.PHIL., Fellow of St John's

Modern History and Modern Languages: D.G. PATTISON, MA, D.PHIL., Fellow of Magdalen

Modern Languages: R.C. OCKENDEN, MA, D.PHIL., Fellow of Wadham (address: c/o Mrs D. Clifton, 37 Wellington Square)

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Master of Science

Biology (Integrative Bioscience): A. KACELNIK, MA, D.PHIL., Fellow of Pembroke (address: Department of Zoology)

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CHANGES IN REGULATIONS

With the approval of the General Board, the following changes in regulations made by boards of faculties will come into effect on 28 January.

Boards of the Faculties of Psychological Studies and Physiological Sciences

M.Sc. in Neuroscience

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

1 In Examination Decrees, 1999, p. 780, l. 26, delete `two' and substitute `three'. 2 Ibid., p. 781, l. 10, delete `Four' and substitute `Five'. 3 Ibid., delete ll. 18–20 and substitute:

`Module II: Neuroanatomy
Module III: Neuronal Cell and Molecular Biology
Module IV: Synapses and transduction
Module V: Systems overview'.

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DEGREE OF DOCTOR OF LETTERS

The Board of the Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages has granted leave to H. BROWN to supplicate for the Degree of Doctor of Letters.

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 and committees give notice of oral examination of their candidates as follows:

Biological Sciences

A.R. BEATON, St Cross: `Towards understanding the release of BTW: functional analysis of the non-structural protein NS3'.
Microbiology Unit, Monday, 17 January, 1.30 p.m.
Examiners: K.G.H. Dyke, R. Elliott.

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Clinical Medicine

P. MUSIALEK, Wolfson: `Nitric oxide and cardiac pacemaking'.
University Department of Pharmacology, Friday, 4 February, 3 p.m.
Examiners: A.F. Brading, P. Vallance.

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Law

C. EVANS, Exeter: `Freedom of religion or belief under the European Convention on Human Rights'.
All Souls, Tuesday, 18 January, 12 noon.
Examiners: A.V. Lowe, K. Boyle.

A. LAYARD, Mansfield: `Environmental victims: an argument for compensation'.
Examination Schools, Tuesday, 25 January, 2 p.m.
Examiners: M.H. Matthews, K.M. Stanton.

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Literae Humaniores

K.L.G. LUDDECKE, Lady Margaret Hall: `The beginning of narrative closure in Homeric epic'.
Christ Church, Friday, 28 January, 2 p.m.
Examiners: R.B. Rutherford, A.F. Garvie.

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Mathematical Sciences

R. FORSTER, Trinity: `Non-interference properties for nondeterministic processes'.
Computing Laboratory, Friday, 14 January, 2 p.m.
Examiners: G.M. Reed, G. Lowe.

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Medieval and Modern Languages

E.L. MILBURN, St John's: `Lyric poetry in sixteenth-century Naples: Luigi Tansillo (1510–68)'.
Balliol, Friday, 14 January, 11 a.m.
Examiners: D. Zancani, J.E. Everson.

A.C. RICHARDS, Balliol: `Passivity or protest?: women, illness, and wasting in German novels by women, 1770– 1914'.
Examination Schools, Thursday, 27 January, 9.30 a.m.
Examiners: K.J. Leeder, P.M. Howe.

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Modern History

S. HODSON, Wolfson: `Sovereigns and subjects: the Princes of Sedan and Dukes of Bouillon in early modern France, c.1450–1652'.
Examination Schools, Wednesday, 26 January, 2.30 p.m.
Examiners: J.C. Robertson, H.M. Scott.

B. NOVICK, Merton: `Ireland's revolutionary war? Nationalist propaganda, the Great War, and the construction of Irish identity'.
Merton, Thursday, 3 February, 2 p.m.
Examiners: P.J. Waller, C. Townshend.

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Oriental Studies

AHO SHEMUNKASHO, Wolfson: `Healing in the theology of Mor Ephrem'.
Oriental Institute, Monday, 17 January, 2 p.m.
Examiners: D.G.K. Taylor, R.P.R. Murray.

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Physical Sciences

K. DALTON, St Catherine's: `Pulsed field studies of magnetotransport in semiconductor heterostructures'.
Clarendon Laboratory, Friday, 28 January, 2 p.m.
Examiners: J. Singleton, R.A. Stradling.

F. HUTCHINSON, Linacre: `Structure and energetics of trivalent metal halides'.
Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory, Thursday, 20 January, 2.30 p.m.
Examiners: R.G. Denning, M. Silbert.

K.C. SPENCER, Wolfson: `Parallel synthesis of C-nucleoside'.
Dyson Perrins Laboratory, Monday, 17 January, 2 p.m.
Examiners: A.J. Fairbanks, M. Wood.

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Social Studies

D. FELSEN, Lady Margaret Hall: `The politics of the Italian budgetary process'.
Lincoln, Monday, 17 January, 2 p.m.
Examiners: D.B. Goldey, M. Donovan.

L. WHITE, Nuffield: `Uncertainty and strategic behaviour'.
Department of Economics, Wednesday, 19 January, 2 p.m.
Examiners: J.M. Malcomson, I. Jewitt.

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Committee for Archaeology

T.J. BROWN, Queen's: `Emperors and imperial cities AD 284–423'.
Examination Schools, Thursday, 27 January, 2.15 p.m.
Examiners: F.G.B. Millar, J.H.W.G. Liebeschuetz.

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Committee for Educational Studies

C. HUDSON, New College: `Young people's experience of family and schooling: how important is family structure?'.
Examination Schools, Tuesday, 25 January, 11 a.m.
Examiners: R.A. Pring, P. Woods.

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EXAMINATIONS FOR THE DEGREE OF MASTER OF LETTERS

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

Oriental Studies

J.C. HARDY, Magdalen: `A study of conceptual content in Targum Jeremiah: selected motifs relating to exile and restoration'.
Examination Schools, Monday, 24 January, 2 p.m.
Examiners: A.G. Salvesen, R.P. Gordon.

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Social Studies

KA-WIN MAY, St Antony's: `Civic duties and virtues in modern liberal-democratic societies: liberalism and republicanism'.
Balliol, Monday, 24 January, 11 a.m.
Examiners: A.R.G. Swift, M.E. Canovan.

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