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ELECTIONS TO DIVISIONAL BOARDS 9 March

On Thursday, 9 March, the following were duly elected to hold office from the first day of Michaelmas Term 2000 for the periods stated:

As members of the Life and Environmental Sciences Board

(from among the members of the Sub-faculty of Anthropology)

R.H. WARD, MA, Fellow of Linacre (for three years)

D.J. PARKIN, MA, Fellow of All Souls (for two years)

(from among the members of the Sub-faculty of Geography)

C.G. CLARKE, MA, D.PHIL., Fellow of Jesus (for four years)

J. PALLOT, MA, Student of Christ Church (for one year)

(from among the members of a faculty or sub-faculty working in the Department of Biochemistry)

R.A. DWEK, MA, D.PHIL., D.SC., Fellow of Exeter (for four years)

D.J. SHERRATT, MA, Fellow of Linacre (for one year)

[The votes recorded were: for Professor Dwek, 40; for Dr Knowland, 13; for Professor Sherratt, 31] (from among the members of a faculty or sub-faculty working in the Department of Plant Sciences)

C.J. LEAVER, MA, Fellow of St John's (for three years)

H.G. DICKINSON, MA, Fellow of Magdalen (for two years)

(from among the members of a faculty or sub-faculty working in the Department of Zoology)

P. HARVEY, MA, D.SC., Fellow of Jesus (for four years)

J.F. ILES, MA, D.PHIL., Fellow of St Hugh's (for one year)

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As members of the Mathematical and Physical Sciences Board

(from among the members of the Sub-faculty of Chemistry)

W.G. RICHARDS, MA, D.PHIL., D.SC., Fellow of Brasenose (for four years)

J.M. BROWN, MA, Fellow of Wadham (for three years)

G. HANCOCK, MA, Fellow of Trinity (for one year)

(from among the members of the Sub-faculty of Engineering)

G.T. HOULSBY, MA, D.PHIL., Fellow of Brasenose (for four years)

P.D. MCFADDEN, MA, Fellow of Jesus (for two years)

W.R. EATOCK TAYLOR, MA, Fellow of St Hugh's (for one year)

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(from among the members of the Sub-faculty of Physics)

R.A. COWLEY, MA, Fellow of Wadham (for four years)

D.G. ANDREWS, MA, D.PHIL., Fellow of Lady Margaret Hall (for three years)

R.C.E. DEVENISH, MA, Fellow of Hertford (for one year)

[The votes recorded were; for Dr Andrews, 49; for Professor Cowley, 54; for Professor Devenish, 46; for Professor Ryan, 30] (from among the members of the Faculty of Mathematical Sciences working in the Mathematical Institute)

P.M. NEUMANN, MA, D.PHIL., D.SC., Fellow of Queen's (for four years)

J.A.D. WELSH, MA, D.PHIL., Fellow of Wadham (for three years)

N.M.J. WOODHOUSE, MA, Fellow of Wadham (for two years)

(from among the members of the Sub-faculty of Earth Sciences)

P.C. ENGLAND, MA, D.PHIL., Fellow of Exeter (for two years)

J.H. WOODHOUSE, MA, D.PHIL., Fellow of Worcester (for one year)

(from among the members of the Sub-faculty of Materials)

G.D.W. SMITH, MA, D.PHIL., Fellow of Trinity (for three years)

D.G. PETTIFOR, MA, Fellow of St Edmund Hall (for two years)

(from among the members of the Faculty of Mathematical Sciences working in the Computing Laboratory)

R.S. BIRD, MA, Fellow of Lincoln (for three years)

L.N. TREFETHEN, MA, Fellow of Balliol (for two years)

(from among the members of the Faculty of Mathematical Sciences working in the Department of Statistics)

P.J. DONNELLY, MA, D.PHIL., Fellow of St Anne's (for four years)

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As members of the Medical Sciences Board

(from among the members of the faculty of Clinical Medicine)

J.I. BELL, MA, DM, Fellow of Magdalen

(for four years)

D.H. BARLOW, MA, Fellow of Oriel

(for three years)

G.M. GOODWIN, BM, MA, D.PHIL., Fellow of Merton

(for two years)

K.C. GATTER, BM, MA, Fellow of St John's

(for two years)

A.R. WILKINSON, MA, Fellow of All Souls

(for one year)

[The votes recorded were: for Professor Barlow, 98; for Professor Bell, 102; for Professor Ebers, 50; for Professor Gatter, 76; for Professor Goodwin, 77; for Professor Mayou, 68; for Professor Wilkinson, 73]

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(from among the members of the Faculty of Physiological Sciences and the Sub-faculty of Psychology)

J.C. ELLORY, MA, D.SC., Fellow of Corpus Christi (from the Department of Physiology)p (for four years)

* K.E. DAVIES, MA, D.PHIL., Fellow of Hertford (from the Department of Human Anatomy and Genetics)p (for three years)

A.D. SMITH, MA, D.PHIL., Fellow of Lady Margaret Hall (from the Department of Pharmacology)p (for three years\)

J.N.P. RAWLINS, MA, D.PHIL., Fellow of University (cfrom the Department of Experimental Psychology)

(for two years\)

S. GORDON, MA, Fellow of Exeter (from the Sir William Dunn School of Pathology)p (for one year\)

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As members of the Humanities Board

(from among the members of the Faculty of English)

A.M. HUDSON, MA, D.PHIL., Fellow of Lady Margaret Hall (for three years)

M.R. GODDEN, MA, D.PHIL., Fellow of Pembroke (for two years)

C.J. FLINT, MA, D.PHIL., Fellow of Linacre (for one year)

(from among the members of the Faculty of Literae Humaniores)

* A. AVRAMIDES, MA, D.PHIL., Fellow of St Hilda's (for four years)

A.E. DAVIES, MA, Fellow of Somerville (for three years)

A.K. BOWMAN, MA, Student of Christ Church (for one year)

(from among the members of the Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages)

C.J. DAVIS, MA, D.PHIL., Fellow of Lady Margaret Hall (for four years)

K.M. KOHL, MA, Fellow of Jesus (for two years)

M.D. MAIDEN, MA, Fellow of Trinity (for one year)

(from among the members of the Faculty of Modern History)

F.M. HEAL, MA, D.PHIL., Fellow of Jesus (for four years)

E.J. GARNETT, MA, D.PHIL., Fellow of Wadham (for two years)

R. BRIGGS, MA, Fellow of All Souls (for one year)

(from among the members of the Faculty of Music)

N.J. MARSTON, MA, D.PHIL., Fellow of St Peter's (for three years)

(from among the members of the Faculty of Oriental Studies)

J.R. BAINES, MA, D.PHIL., Fellow of Queen's (for four years)

(from among the members of the Faculty of Theology)

T.S.M. WILLIAMS, MA, Fellow of Trinity (for three years)

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As members of the Social Sciences Board

(from among the members of the Faculty of Social Studies)

M.E. CEADEL, MA, D.PHIL., Fellow of New College (for four years)

J.B. KNIGHT, MA, Fellow of St Edmund Hall (for three years)

T. SMITH, MA, Fellow of St Hilda's (for two years)

A.F. HEATH, MA, Fellow of Nuffield (for one year)

(from among the members of the Faculty of Law)

S.J. WHITTAKER, BCL, MA, D.PHIL., Fellow of St John's (for four years)

A.S. KENNEDY, MA, Fellow of Lady Margaret Hall (for three years)

S. GARDNER, BCL, MA, Fellow of Lincoln (for one year)

(from among the members of the Faculty of Management)

S.E. DOPSON, MA, Fellow of Templeton (for four years)

A.G. HOPWOOD, MA, Student of Christ Church (for one year)

(from among the members of the academic staff holding established posts in the Department of Educational Studies)

K.D. SYLVA, MA, Fellow of Jesus (for three years)

R.A. PRING, MA, Fellow of Green College (for two years)

(from among the academic post-holders in, and the Senior Members formally affiliated to, Queen Elizabeth House)

F.J. STEWART, MA, D.PHIL., Fellow of Somerville (for four years)

* appointed by the Vice-Chancellor and Proctors under the provisions of Ch.II, Sect. V, § 2, cl.6 (Statutes, 1997, p.242, as amended by Decree (1) of 4 November 1999, Gazette, p.296).

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GENERAL BOARD OF THE FACULTIES

With the approval of the General Board, the following appointments and reappointments have been made and titles conferred for the periods stated.

1 Appointments

UNIVERSITY LECTURER

GREGORY E. TUCKER (BA Brown, Ph.D. Pennsylvania), Fellow of Brasenose. In
Geocomputation. From 1 July 2000 until 30 June 2005


TEMPORARY UNIVERSITY LECTURER

Physical Sciences
GUY H. GRANT (B.Sc. Glasgow, Ph.D. Liverpool). In Physical Chemistry. From
1 January 2000 until 30 September 2003.


2 Reappointments

UNIVERSITY LECTURERS

(with effect from 1 October 2000 until the retiring age unless otherwise
stated)

Biological Sciences

ELIZABETH J.C. MELLOR, MA (B.Sc, Manchester, Ph.D. Reading), Fellow of
Queen's. In Biochemistry.

ROBERT W. SCOTLAND, MA (B.Sc., Ph.D. London), Fellow of Linacre. In Plant
Systematics and Biochemistry.


Literae Humaniores

DIRK OBBINK, MA (BA Nebraska, MA, Ph.D. Stanford), Student of Christ Church.
In Papyrology and Greek Literature.


Management

IAN J.L. KESSLER, MA (BA Manchester, MA, Ph.D. Warwick), Fellow of
Templeton. In Management Studies. From 1 January 20001.


Mathematical Sciences

DOMINIC D. JOYCE, MA, D.Phil., Fellow of Lincoln. In Pure Mathematics.
Medieval and Modern Languages

KEVIN F. HILLIARD, MA, D.Phil., Fellow of St Peter■s. In German.



Physical Sciences

ALFRED CEREZO, MA, D.Phil., Fellow of Wolfson. In Materials.
DAVID M. HODGSON, MA (B.Sc. Bath, Ph.D. Southampton), Fellow of Oriel. In 

Organic Chemistry.

PATRICK G.J. IRWIN, MA, D.Phil., Fellow of St Anne■s. In Physics. From 1
January 2001 .

HANS A.P.L. KRAUS, MA (Dr.rer.nat. Munich), Fellow of Corpus Christi. In
Physics. From 1 March 2001.

MALCOLM D. MCCULLOCH, MA (B.Sc., Ph.D. Witwatersrand), Student of Christ
Church. In Engineering Science. From 1 September 2000.

DOMINIC C. O'BRIEN, MA, D.Phil. (MA, Ph.D. Cambridge), Fellow of Balliol. In
Engineering Science. From 7 November 2000.

JUSTIN S. WARK, MA (Ph.D. London), Fellow of Trinity. In Physics.
Social Studies

PHILIP J. ROBINS, MA (MA Manchester, Ph.D. Exeter), Fellow of St Antony■s.
In Middle East Politics. From 1 April 2000 until the retiring age.



UNIVERSITY LECTURERS (CUF)
(with effect from 1 October 2000 until the retiring age)


English

HELEN BARR, MA, M.Phil., D.Phil., Fellow of Lady Margaret Hall. In English.
THOMAS E. KEYMER, MA (MA, Ph.D. Cambridge), Fellow of St Anne's. In English.

J. BERNARD O'DONOGHUE, B.Phil., MA, Fellow of Wadham. In English.


Literae Humaniores

CATHERINE ATHERTON, MA (MA, Ph.D. Cambridge), Fellow of New College. In
Philosophy.

ALISON E. DENHAM, MA, D.Phil. (BA Berkeley), Fellow of St Anne's. In
Philosophy.

EDITH M. HALL, MA, D.Phil., Fellow of Somerville. In Classical Languages.

ARND KERKHECKER, MA, D.Phil. (MA Tubingen), Fellow of Worcester. In Classical
Languages.


Social Studies

NICHOLAS J. OWEN,  MA,  Fellow of Queen■s. In Politics.


RESEARCH OFFICER

Social Studies

MARGARET J. STEVENS, MA, M.Phil., M.Sc., D.Phil., Fellow of Nuffield. In
Economics. From 1 October 2000 until 30 September 2003.



3 Conferment of title

Law

ELIZABETH C. FISHER, D.Phil. (BA New South Wales), Fellow-elect of Corpus
Christi. In Law. From 1 October 2000 until 30 September 2005.



4 Appointments by the Clinical Medicine Board

UNIVERSITY LECTURER (NON-MEDICAL)

PAT L.N. YUDKIN, BA, D.Phil., Fellow of St Hugh■s. In Medical Statistics. From
1 January 2000 until 31 December 2004.

CLINICAL LECTURERS

PAUL T-Y. AYUK (B.Sc., MB BS Manchester) MRCOG. In Obstetrics and
Gynaecology. From 1 February 2000 until 31 January 2003.

ANDREW J.PENIKET, BA (MB, B.Ch. Cambridge) MRCP, MRCPath. In Clinical
Laboratory Sciences. From 15 February 2000 until 14 February 2003.


TUTORS IN GENERAL PRACTICE (PART-TIME)

CATHERINE A. BENSON (B.Sc. St Andrew■s, MB, B.Chir. Cambridge) MRCS,
MRCGP. From 1 October 1999 until 30 September 2002.

JANE MORTENSEN (MB, B.Ch. Birmingham) MRCGP. From 1 October 1999 until 30
September 2002.

ANN MCPHERSON (MB BS London) FRCGP. From 1 October 1999 until 30
September 2000.


RICHARD D. SILVESTER (MB, B.Chir, MA Cambridge) MRCGP, DRCOG. From 1
October 1999 until 30 September 2000.



5 Reappointments by the Clinical Medicine Board

UNIVERSITY LECTURERS (non-medical)

LUCY M. CARPENTER, MA (M.Sc., Ph.D. London), Fellow of Nuffield.  In 
Statistical Epidemiology. From 1 August 2000 until the retiring age.


UNIVERSITY LECTURER (medical/part-time)

R.A. HOPE, BM, MA (Ph.D. London), Fellow of St Cross. In Practice Skills. From
1 October 2000 until the retiring age.



CLINICAL LECTURER

PREMILA N. WEBSTER, MA status (MB BS Vellone, India, M.Sc. London). In
Health Services Research. From 1 December 2000 until 30 November 2001.


TUTORS IN GENERAL PRACTICE (PART-TIME)
(From 1 December 2000 until 30 November 2005)

PETER D. BURKE, MA status (MB, B,Ch., BAO Dublin) FRCGP.

GORDON GANCZ, BM, MA.

ANTHONY HARNDEN, MA status (MB, B.Ch. Birmingham) MRCGP.
K.S. PANDHER, MA status (MB, Ch.B. Liverpool)



6 Conferment of title by the Clinical Medicine Board

HONORARY SENIOR CLINICAL LECTURERS
(with effect from 1 February 2000 until 31 January 2005)

COLIN N. BAIGENT, BM, MA (M.Sc. London) .In Cardiovascular Epidemiology.

PAUL BOWNESS, D.Phil. (BA Cambridge, MB, B.Chir. St Mary's Hospital), . In
Rheumatology.

HORACE F. D'COSTA (B.Sc. London, MB, Ch.B. Dundee) FRCR, In Radiology.

MARGARET S. HAMMERSLEY (MB, B.Ch. Cardiff) MRCPl. In General Medicine.

DALVI HUMZAH (B.Sc., MB BS London) FRCS. In Plastic Reconstructive Surgery.

PAUL KENNEDY (B.Sc., D.Phil. Ulster, M.Sc. Queen's) FBPsC. In Clinical
Psychology.

SUSAN P. LLEWELYN (BA, Ph.D. Sheffield, M.Sc. Leeds). In Clinical Psychology.

NEIL M. MCGUIRE (B.Med.Sci., BM BS Nottingham) FRCA. In Anaesthetics.

MARY G. MILLER (MB, B.Ch., BAO, Cork, M.Sc. London) MRCP. In Palliative
Medicine.

JOHN G. O'DONNELL (B.Sc., MB, Ch.B. Glasgow, DMS Keele) MRCPath.. In
Biochemistry.

MARK SELINGER (B.Med.Sci., BM BS, DM  Nottingham) MRCOG. In Foetal Maternal
Medicine.

ALISON G. SHEFLER (B.Sc., MD Toronto),FRCP. In Paediatrics.

MARK D. STONEHAM (MA, MB, B.Chir. Cambridge) MRCP, FRCA. In Anaesthetics.

ROBERT T. WALTON, MA status (B.Sc., MB BS, MD London), MRCP, FRCGP. In
Primary Health Care.

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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 Committee on Continuing Education will come into effect on 31 March.

1 Board of the Faculty of Biological Sciences

Honour School of Natural Science: Biological Sciences

With effect from 1 April 2001

1 in Examination Decrees, 1999, p. 422, l. 11, delete:

`One three-hour written paper, to be taken on the Wednesday of the week before the start of Michaelmas Full Term of the academic year in which the examination is taken.'

and substitute:

`One three-hour written paper, to be taken on a date to be specified in the ninth week of Trinity Term of the academic year preceding the examination'.

2 Ibid., p. 423, delete ll. 53–4 and substitute:

`Part A: by noon on Friday of the eighth week of the Trinity Full Term of the academic year preceding the examination'.

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2 Board of the Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages

Honour School of Modern Languages

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

1 In Examination Decrees, 1999, p. 387, l. 13, after `only one.', insert `A candidate offering one language may also offer Linguistics.'

2 Ibid., p. 388, after l. 5, insert:

`A candidate who offers one language and Linguistics must take:

In the language:

I

IIA. (i) (1H hours)

IIB. (i) (1H hours)

III

One of VI, VII, VIII

One or two of IX, X, XI

In Linguistics:

IV (in the language)

V (in the language)

XII (provided that the Special Subject chosen bears the Linguistics identifier as stated on the published list)

XIII

Also:

XII (unless two of IX, X, XI are offered in the language)

Also Optionally, Extended Essay.

Candidates must avoid substantial overlap between subjects offered as Special Subjects, and other Linguistics papers.'

3 Ibid., p. 389, l. 26, after `Galician' insert `, and that candidates offering Linguistics may offer two Special Subjects (Paper XII) provided that at least one bears the appropriate Linguistics identifier as stated on the published list'.

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3 Board of the Faculty of Psychological Studies

(a) Honour School of Natural Science (Physiological Sciences)

With effect from 1 October 2002 (for first examination in 2003)

1 In Examination Decrees, 1999, p. 436, ll. 14–32, delete `those set╔the year preceding the examination.' and substitute `amongst the advanced options available for the Honour School of Experimental Psychology, subject to any restrictions set out in the list of available options published in the first week of Hilary Full Term in the year preceding the examination.'

2 Ibid., p. 436, l. 40 to p. 437, l. 2, delete `the Honour School of Experimental Psychology╔preceding the examination.' and substitute `amongst the advanced options available for the Honour School of Experimental Psychology, subject to any restrictions set out in the list of available options published in the first week of Hilary Full Term in the year preceding the examination.'

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(b) Philosophy in certain Honour Schools

With effect from 1 October 2002 (for first examination in 2003)

1 In Examination Decrees, 1999, p. 481, l. 42, after `are taken.', insert

`Candidates may only take subjects in Psychology if they offer Psychology Parts I and II.'

2 Ibid., ll. 48–9, delete `three or more subjects in Psychology' and substitute `Psychology Parts I and II.'

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(c) Doctorate in Clinical Psychology

With effect from 1 October 2000

In Examination Decrees, 1999, p. 1013, after l. 32, following the decree establishing the Degree of Doctor of Clinical Psychology, insert:

`(ii) Regulations

1. Candidates shall follow a course of training in Clinical Psychology for a period of at least three years. The training shall consist of Clinical, Academic, and Research elements, and candidates will be required to demonstrate their competence in all three elements. The precise periods of training, and the amount of time to be spent on each element, will be notified to candidates by the Course Director prior to the commencement of the course.

2. Candidates shall be examined in all of the following ways:

(a) Clinical Activity Each candidate shall undertake five or six supervised clinical placements providing experience in each of the following areas: (i) Adult; (ii) Child; (iii) Learning Disabilities: (iv) Older Adults; (v) Elective (to be chosen by the candidate in consultation with the course tutors, subject to the availability of appropriate supervision. Candidates may choose to undertake one (twelve month) or two (six month) elective placements).

Candidates shall submit to the Board of Examiners a report on each of the above clinical placements. The report shall consist of not more than 4,000 words including tables and diagrams but excluding references and appendices. Candidates shall also submit to the Clinical Tutor a notebook (Log Book) for each placement. The candidate's supervisor shall complete, in consultation with the Clinical Tutor, an Evaluation of Clinical Competence (ECC). The Reports and ECC Forms shall be assessed as part of the examination. The notebooks shall be available to the examiners.

(b) Academic Activity

Candidates shall be required to follow a programme of study, as prescribed by the Director of the Course, in each of the following areas: (i) Adult mental health; (ii) Child mental health; (iii) Learning disabilities; (iv) Older adults; (v)

Specialist teaching.

Candidates are required to submit an extended essay in each of the five areas. The essay shall not exceed 5,000 words including tables and diagrams but excluding references, and shall be on a subject approved in advance by the examiners.

(c) Research activity

Candidates shall offer the following:

(i) Two small scale Research Projects of approximately 4,500 words in length including tables and diagrams but excluding references and appendices. Each project shall be carried out within a clinical placement within the first two years of training and shall be of direct relevance to the work of the clinical placement. This shall normally be on any two of the first three placements.

(ii) A research dissertation of between 15,000 and 25,000 words, including tables, diagrams, references, and appendices. The Research Dissertation shall consist of a research report of a significant and substantial investigation with human participants and shall be of clinical relevance. The subject of the Research Dissertation must be approved in advance by the examiners. All candidates will be examined on the Dissertation viva voce.

3. Candidates shall be required to satisfy the examiners in each of the assessment units described in clause 2 above.

4. Guidelines on the preparation and submission of all written work will be updated annually as required and will be included in the `Assessment Procedures and Regulations Handbook'.

5. Deadlines for the submission of all assessed work (i.e. essay titles, essays, small-scale research projects, reports of clinical activity, dissertation proposals and dissertations) will be published annually by the Directorate in the `Annual Course Syllabus Book' at the start of the academic year. They will also be lodged with the Proctors, and posted in the Course Office.

6. All material submitted for examination must be sent to the Chairman of Examiners, of the Doctorate in Clinical Psychology, c/o the Administrator, Isis Education Centre, Warneford Hospital, Headington, Oxford. It shall be accompanied by a certificate signed by the candidate indicating that it is the candidate's own work, except where otherwise specified. In the case of the report of clinical activity, small-scale research project, and dissertation, this must be supported by a signed statement from the candidate's supervisor indicating that the material submitted is the candidate's own work. These certificates must be submitted separately in a sealed envelope addressed to the chairman of examiners for the Doctorate in Clinical Psychology.'

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4 Committee on Continuing Education

Advanced Diplomas (Continuing Education)

With immediate effect

1 In Examination Decrees, 1999, delete from p. 984, l. 34 to p. 987, l. 13, and substitute:

`(i) ADVANCED DIPLOMAS (TWO YEAR PART-TIME)

Advanced Diploma in Archaeological Practice

1. Course

(a) The course will consist of lectures, classes, seminars, and tutorials in Archaeological Practice. The course, which is available on a part-time basis only, will normally be taken over a period of two, and no more than five, years.

(b) The subjects of the course of study will include topics relevant to landscape archaeology, material culture, or environmental and scientific archaeology.

2. Every candidate will be required to satisfy the examiners in the following:

(a) Attendance at the taught courses and at one week's prescribed practical fieldwork;

(b) Assignments based on the taught courses and practical fieldwork;

(c) One long assignment of up to 5,000 words (including appendices);

(d) A dissertation of up to 10,000 words (including appendices) on a topic agreed by the Board of Studies.

Assignments under 2(b)–2(c) and the dissertation under 2(d) will be forwarded to the examiners for consideration by such dates as the examiners shall determine and shall notify candidates.

3. Candidates may be required to attend a viva voce examination at the end of the course of studies.

4. The examiners may award a distinction to candidates for the Advanced Diploma.

5. Candidates who fail to satisfy the examiners in the assignments under 2(b)–2(c), or the dissertation under 2(d), or both, may be permitted to re-submit work in respect of the part or parts of the examination which they have failed for examination on not more than one occasion which shall normally be within one year of the initial failure.

(ii) ADVANCED DIPLOMAS (ONE YEAR FULL-TIME)

Advanced Diploma in British Studies (Language and Society)

1. Course

(a) The course will consist of lectures, tutorials , and classes, in the culture of Britain, with accompanying study in English language. Every candidate must take the course under the supervision of the Committee of Continuing Education for at least one year. Such study shall be pursued at Oxford.

(b) The course will consist of four core subjects as follows:

(i) Pre-sessional course

(ii) English language

(iii) British Studies

(iv) Extended essay option.

2. Candidates will normally be expected to pass an examination at the end of the pre-sessional course before being permitted to proceed to the remainder of the course.

3. In addition, every candidate will be required to satisfy the examiners in the following:

(a) A written portfolio of exercises based on the contents of of the English language course, which will be of no more than 10,000 words in total;

(b) Six assignments based on the theoretical courses in British Studies, each of a maximum of 2,000 words, which will in total be not more than 10,000 words;

(c) An extended essay normally of between 4,000 and 5,000 words in length (the limit to include notes) on a topic related to one of the core subjects of study.

Assignments under 3(a)–3(c) will be forwarded to the examiners for consideration by such dates as the examiners shall determine and shall notify candidates.

4. Candidates may also be called for viva voce examination.

5. The examiners may award a distinction to candidates for the Advanced Diploma.

6. Candidates who fail to satisfy the examiners in any part of the examination may be permitted to re-submit work in respect of the part or parts of the examination which they have failed for examination on not more than one occasion which shall normally be within one year of the initial failure.

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(iii) ADVANCED DIPLOMAS (ONE YEAR PART-TIME)

Biblical and Theological Studies

1. Course

The course will consist of lectures, tutorials, seminars, and classes, together with day schools and a residential course. Candidates will be required also to undertake supervised pastoral practice and preaching. The course may be taken on a part-time basis only over a period of least one year and no more than two years. Candidates will be expected to have completed the Certificate in Biblical and Theological Studies offered by the Department for Continuing Education or an equivalent course of study approved by the board of studies.

2. The subjects of the course will include:

(a) Old Testament Studies

(b) New Testament Studies

(c) The Study of Christian Doctrine

(d) Church History and Historical Theology

(e) Pastoral Theology

(f) Christian Ethics and Moral Theology

(g) The Social Context of Theology

() Missiology

(i) Philosophy of Religion

(j) The Liturgy and the Theology of the Sacraments.

2. Every candidate will be required to satisfy the examiners in the following:

(i) Three essays, each of no more than 3,000 words, one to be chosen from courses (a)–(d) and two to be chosen from courses (e)–(j). Essays must be the candidate's own work and every candidate must submit a statement to that effect.

(ii) A dissertation of up to 10,000 words on a topic to be agreed by the Board of Studies. The dissertation must be the candidate's own work and every candidate must submit a statement to that effect.

(iii) A report of the period of supervised pastoral practice and preaching from a candidate's supervisor appointed for this purpose by the course directors, after consultation with the external examiner.

3. The examiners may award a distinction to candidates for the Diploma.

4. Candidates who fail to satisfy the examiners in the assignments under 3(i), or the dissertation under 3(ii), or both, may be permitted to re-submit work in respect of the part or parts of the examination which they have failed for examination on not more than one occasion which shall normally be within one year of the initial failure.

Computing

1. Course

(a) The course will consist of lectures, tutorials, seminars, and classes, on the development of applications on a personal computer. The course, which is available on a part-time basis only, may be taken over a period of at least one, and at most two, years.

(b) The subject of the course of study will include Information Engineering and Systems Development (development of skills in information engineering with particular reference to the representation, structuring, and manipulation of data; approaches to systems development techniques; implications of evolving personal computer software tools and hardware; needs analysis, specifications, implementation, and issues of usability and reliability), and Practical Development Skills (use and manipulation of objects; the use of visual Basic as a macro language to interface to database and spreadsheet engines; analysis of case studies).

2. Every candidate will be required to satisfy the examiners in the following:

(a) Attendance at the theoretical courses;

(b) Assignments based on the theoretical courses;

(c) A dissertation of up to 10,000 words (including appendices) on a topic agreed by the Board of Studies.

Assignments under (b) and the dissertation under (c) will be forwarded to the examiners for consideration by such dates as the examiners shall determine and shall notify candidates.

3. The examiners may award a distinction to candidates for the Advanced Diploma.

4. Candidates who fail to satisfy the examiners in the assignments under 2(b), or the dissertation under 2(c), or both, may be permitted to re-submit work in respect of the part or parts of the examination which they have failed for examination on not more than one occasion which shall normally be within one year of the initial failure.

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Local History (by distance learning)

1. Course

The course will comprise two modules:

A. Concepts and Methods for Local History

B. Databases for Historians.

The course, which is available on a part-time, distance learning basis only, will normally be taken over a period of one year, and may not be taken over a period of more than two years.

2. Every candidate will be required to satisfy the examiners in the following:

(a) active participation in all parts of the course to the satisfaction of the Course Director;

(b) four assignments of 2,500 words each, based on the work covered in the Concepts and Methods module (A, above);

(c) two assignments of 2,500 words, based on the work covered in the Databases module (B, above);

(d) a detailed proposal for a database project equivalent to a conventional assignment of 5,500 words;

(e) active participation in projects specified by the Course Director and (electronic) group discussions under the guidance, and to the satisfaction, of the student's academic tutor.

Assignments under 2(b)–(d) above will be forwarded to the examiners for consideration by such dates as the examiners shall determine and shall notify candidates.

3. Candidates may be required to attend a viva voce examination in person at the end of the course of studies.

4. The examiners may award a Distinction to candidates for the Advanced Diploma.

5. Candidates who fail to satisfy the examiners in the assignments under 2(b)–(d) may be permitted to re-submit work in respect of the part or parts of the examination which they have failed for examination on not more than one occasion which shall normally be within one year of the initial failure.'

2 The changes in regulations for the Advanced Diplomas in Archaeological Practice and British Studies (Language and Society) made by the Committee on Continuing Education with effect from 1 October 1999 (Gazette, Vol. 129, p. 1555) are hereby rescinded.

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DEGREE OF DOCTOR OF LETTERS

The Board of the Faculty of Social Studies has granted leave to D.J. SAVOIE 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

WEE CHING M. YAP, Trinity: `Analysis of retroviral production in the murine leukaemia virus'.
Sir William Dunn School of Pathology, Wednesday, 3 May, 2 p.m.
Examiners: G.L. Smith, A.M.L. Lever.

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Clinical Medicine

K. KAR WING LAU, Linacre: `Vascular targeting of anti- cancer gene therapy'.
Sir William Dunn School of Pathology, Friday, 24 March, 10 a.m.
Examiners: G.G. Brownlee, D. Chaplin.

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Physical Sciences

C. FURSMAN, Christ Church: `Electron spin echo envelope modulation spectroscopy of radial pairs in photosynthetic bacteria'.
Physical and Theoretical Chemistry Laboratory, Monday, 27 March, 11 a.m.
Examiners: K.A. McLauchlan, K. MÜbius.

C. JARDINE, St Catherine's: `Density functional studies of ANSA metallocenes and related compounds'.
Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory, Thursday, 6 April, 2.15 p.m.
Examiners: P. Mountford, J.M. McGrady.

D. SCOTT, St John's: `A novel dendritic architecture'.
Dyson Perrins Laboratory, Friday, 17 March, 9.30 a.m.
Examiners: A.J. Fairbanks, R.A. Field.

M. SEABORNE, Corpus Christi: `The clustering of optical and IRAS galaties'.
Nuclear and Astrophysics Laboratory, Monday, 20 March, 1.30 p.m.
Examiners: G.B. Dalton, O. Lahav.

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Social Studies

B.M. DALTON, St Hugh's: `The social construction of corruption in South Korea: the Citizens' Coalition for Economic Justice and the fight for clean government'.
Nuffield, Thursday, 27 April, 2 p.m.
Examiners: L.A. Whitehead, A. Foster-Carter.

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Committee for Comparative Philology and General Linguistics

P. CHEW, Jesus: `A computational phonology of Russian'.
Centre for Linguistics and Philology, Tuesday, 21 March, 11 a.m.
Examiners: S.R. Parkinson, D. Brown.

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Committee for Educational Studies

C.H. N'TCHOUGAN-SONOU, St Peter's: `Values learned through formal education: a comparative study of Anglophone and Francophone Ewes in Ghana and Togo'.
Examination Schools, Monday, 8 May, 2 p.m.
Examiners: A. Childs, L. Davies.

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