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BOARD OF THE FACULTY OF MEDIEVAL AND MODERN LANGUAGES AND LITERATURES

Annual elections

Notice is hereby given under Ch. II, Sect. X (Gazette, p. 496), of impending vacancies for members of the Modern Languages Board as set out below. Those entitled to nominate and to vote in these elections are the members of the relevant sub-faculty holding posts on the establishment or under the aegis of the faculty board.

Nominations in writing by two electors will be received by the Secretary of the Modern Languages Board, Modern Languages Administration, 47 Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JF, up to noon on Monday, 29 May. There is no special form.

Sub-faculty         Vacancies           Period from MT 2000

French              One                 3 years
                    One                 2 years
                    One                 1 year

German              One                 3 years
                    One                 1 year

Italian             One                 1 year

Linguistics         One                 2 years

Portuguese          One                 3 years

Russian and other   One                 1 year
Slavonic 
languages

Spanish             One                 2 years

Modern Greek        One                 3 years

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BOARD OF THE FACULTY OF LITERAE HUMANIORES

The Board of the Faculty of Literae Humaniores has conferred the title of University Research Lecturer on DR CHARLES CROWTHER, Researcher, the Centre for the Study of Ancient Documents.

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CHAIRMAN OF EXAMINERS

The Vice-Chancellor desires to call the attention of all examiners to the provisions of Ch. VI, Sect. ii.c, § 1, clauses 1–3, which require examiners in all university examinations to appoint one of their number to act as Chairman, to notify the appointment to the Vice-Chancellor, and to publish it in the University Gazette.

He desires that these appointments shall be notified to the Clerk of the Schools who will inform the Vice-Chancellor and see that notice of them is duly published in the University Gazette.

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EXAMINATION SCHOOLS

Accommodation for Lectures

Michaelmas Term 2000

The Chairman of the Curators of the Schools would be grateful if Professors, Readers, and University Lecturers who wish to lecture at the Schools in Michaelmas Term 2000 could inform the Clerk of the Schools at the end of the present term. It is necessary to know whether a room suitable for an audience of more than one hundred persons is required; only the three large writing-schools will accommodate more than that number.

Afternoon lectures should normally finish by 6 p.m.

Attention is drawn to the fact that overhead projection equipment and 35-mm projectors are available. When these facilities are required the Clerk of the Schools should be notified in advance.

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LECTURE LISTS: MICHAELMAS TERM 2000

Timetabling arrangements

Faculties and departments are asked to forward their lecture-list files for Michaelmas Term between Monday, 10 July, and Monday, 31 July.

Disks (or e-mail file attachments), copy, and proofs relating to the Lecture Lists should be forwarded to Val Wood, Gazette and Lecture Lists Assistant, Oxenford House, Magdalen Street, Oxford OX1 3AB (telephone: (2)78121, fax: (2)78180, e-mail: lecture.lists@admin.ox.ac.uk).

For arrangements concerning the Special Lecture List, see below.

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Entries shared between lists

Any faculty member who wishes to place an entry in the lecture list of another faculty or department is asked to forward the information as soon as possible, and directly to the other faculty or department.

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Special Lecture List

Michaelmas Term 2000

The Special Lecture List for Michaelmas Term 2000 will appear shortly before term, at the same time as the other Lecture Lists. It will include all appropriate lectures for Michaelmas Term published in the Gazette during Trinity Term, and also lectures of which details are received by Monday, 21 August.

Those wishing to contribute to the Special Lecture List are asked to note that this is a firm deadline, and that items received after it are unlikely to be included.

Items for the Special Lecture List should be forwarded to Valerie Wood, Gazette and Lecture Lists Assistant, Oxenford House, Magdalen Street, Oxford OX1 3AB (telephone: (2)78121, fax: (2)78180, e-mail: lecture.lists@admin.ox.ac.uk).

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Enquiries concerning proposed dates for special lectures

Those responsible for arranging lectures intended to be of interest to a wide university audience may wish to consult the editor of the Gazette (fax: 556646, e-mail: gazette@admin.ox.ac.uk), or the Gazette and Lecture Lists Assistant (details as above), for information on any other similar lectures, of which details have been received, due to be given on the proposed date or dates.

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Distribution: Standing Orders

Any faculty, department, or individual Senior Member wishing to check or amend a standing order for the lecture lists should contact the Gazette and Lecture Lists Assistant (details as above), before the end of the present term.

Colleges will be contacted during the present term with regard their requirements.

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Board of the Faculty of Literae Humaniores

The Board of the Faculty recommends that lectures should be given at the following hours:
Monday       9      Greek History/Latin Literature
            10      Philosophy
            11      Roman History/Greek Literature
            12      Archaeology/Philosophy
            5–7    Free

Tuesday      9      Archaeology
            10      Philosophy
            11      Literature
            12      History
            5–7    Free

Wednesday    9      Roman History/Greek Literature
            10      Philosophy
            11      Latin Literature/Greek History
            12      Archaeology/Philosophy
            5–7    Free

Thursday     9      Literature
            10      Philosophy
            11      Greek History/Latin Literature
            12      Archaeology
            5–7    Free

Friday       9      History
            10      Philosophy
            11      Roman History/Greek Literature
            12      Archaeology/Philosophy
            5–7    Free

Sub-faculty of Languages and Literature

It is recommended that lectures for Honour Moderations should be given at the following hours whenever possible:
Homer               11 (Wednesdays, Fridays)
Virgil              11 (Tuesdays, Thursdays)
Greek Authors       12 (Mondays, Wednesdays)
Latin Authors       11 (Tuesdays, Thursdays)
Language Papers     10 (Fridays)
A                   11 (Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, TT;      
                     Mondays, Wednesdays, MT, HT)
C                   10 (Mondays, Wednesdays)
D                   10 (Tuesdays, Thursdays)
E                   12
F                   12 (Tuesdays, Thursdays, HT, TT);
                    11 and 12 (Tuesdays, Thursdays, MT)

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Board of the Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages

Timetable of introductory or survey lectures

The Board of the Faculty recommends that lectures should be given at the following hours:
Monday      10      French
            11      German
            12      German
Tuesday      9      Italian
            10      Spanish
            11      Italian 
            12      Spanish
Wednesday    9      Russian
            10      French
            11      Linguistics
            12      Linguistics
Thursday     9      Spanish
            10      Russian
            11      Russian
            12      Italian
Friday      10      French
            11      German
            12      Linguistics

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Board of the Faculty of Social Studies

The Board of the Faculty recommends that:

(a) lectures for the Preliminary Examination for Philosophy, Politics, and Economics should be given at the following times:

Politics    10
Economics   11
Philosophy  12 noon (or a 10 o'clock period not occupied by    
            Politics);

(b) courses of introductory lectures and lectures on compulsory subjects for undergraduates in their first three or four terms of work for the Honour School of Philosophy, Politics, and Economics should normally be given at the following times:

Politics    12 
Economics   11
Philosophy  10

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Board of the Faculty of Theology

To avoid clashes with Philosophy lectures members of the faculty are asked not to offer Theology lectures of interest to those reading for the Joint Honour School of Philosophy and Theology at the following times:

Preliminary Examination

Monday to Saturday 12

Honour School

Monday 10 and 12
Tuesday 10
Wednesday 10 and 12
Thursday 10
Friday 10 and 12
Saturday 10

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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 2 June.

1 Board of the Faculty of Anthropology and Geography

M.Sc. in Human Geography

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

In Examination Decrees, 1999, p. 770, after l. 16, insert:

`Human Geography (see also the general notice at the commencement of these regulations).

1. The Board of the Faculty of Anthropology and Geography shall elect for the supervision of the course a standing committee. The Course Director and Deputy Director will be responsible to the standing committee.

2. Candidates must follow a course of instruction in Human Geography for at least three terms, and will, when entering for the examination, be required to produce a certificate from the Course Director to this effect.

3. The examination will consist of:

(i) a written examination of two three-hour papers, as described in the schedule;

(ii) two assessed essays based upon option courses;

(iii) a dissertation on a subject selected in consultation with the supervisor and Course Director and approved by the standing committee.

4. Candidates must submit to the Course Director by the end of eighth week of Hilary Term in the year in which they enter the examination, the title and a brief statement of the form and scope of their dissertation, together with the name of a person who has agreed to act as their supervisor during preparation of the dissertation.

It may be (a) a theoretical argument related to themes in contemporary human geography, or (b) a piece of empirically based research, or (c) an extended treatment of an issue which is intended to be the basis for future research for the degree of M.Litt. or D.Phil. In that case (c), it may be part of a proposal and/or application for further degree study.

5. The dissertation shall be of a maximum length of 15,000 words excluding appendices and bibliography.

6. Two double-spaced, bound typewritten or printed copies of the dissertation must be sent, not later than noon on the 1 September in the year in which the written examination is taken, to the M.Sc. examiners (Human Geography), c/o the Clerk of the Schools, Examination Schools, High Street, Oxford OX1 4BG. The examiners may retain one copy of the dissertation of a candidate who passes the examination for deposit in an appropriate library. Both copies must bear the candidate's examination number but not his/her name.

The dissertation shall be accompanied by an abstract not exceeding 150 words and a statement certifying that the dissertation is the candidate's own work except where otherwise indicated.

7. In the written examination the examiners will permit use of hand-held pocket calculators subject to the conditions set out on p. 1093.

8. The examiners may also examine any candidate viva voce on the candidate's written papers, dissertation, or both.

9. The examiners may award a distinction for excellence in the whole examination.

SCHEDULE

(i) Theory and Nature of Human Geography. Candidates will be expected to have a knowledge of the contending theories in human geography, and of the nature of the problems preoccupying the sub-discipline.

(ii) Methods of Human Geography. Candidates will be expected to have a knowledge of methods for human geographical research. These will include qualitative and quantitative methods relevant to contemporary human geography.'

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2 Boards of the Faculties of Literae Humaniores and Physical Sciences

Preliminary Examination in Physics and Philosophy

Corrigendum

In Changes in Regulations 3(b), Preliminary Examination in Physics and Philosophy, published in the Gazette of 4 May, p. 1136, delete:

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

and substitute:

`With immediate effect (for first examination in 2000)'.

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3 Board of the Faculty of Mathematical Sciences

M.Sc. in Applied and Computational Mathematics

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

In Examination Decrees, 1999, p. 733, after l. 14 insert:

`Applied and Computational Mathematics

1. The Board of the Faculty of Mathematical Sciences shall elect for the supervision of the course an organising committee which shall have power to approve lectures and other instruction, and approve the research topics chosen by candidates. There will also be a course organiser who will be responsible for setting up the programme and carrying out decisions of the committee.

2. The organising committee shall appoint for each candidate a supervisor.

3. Each candidate shall follow a course of study in Applied and Computational Mathematics for at least three terms and for a substantial part of the three subsequent vacations, as determined by the course timetable, and will be required to produce a certificate from their academic adviser to this effect.

4. Candidates will be examined in the following ways:

(i) they will be assessed on four courses chosen from a list approved each year by the organising committee in the areas of applied mathematics and numerical analysis as specified in the Schedule. The assessment of each course will take the form either of a written examination or a short project or continuous assessment of classwork as laid down by the organising committee;

(ii) they will be required to attend modelling and practical numerical analysis classes and to submit projects on both courses for assessment by the class tutor;

(iii) each candidate will be required to submit to the examiners two copies of a typewritten or printed dissertation on a research project chosen for study, and approved by the standing committee;

(iv) each candidate will be required to give a public oral presentation on a subject of his or her choice related to the content of his or her dissertation on a date to be determined by the standing committee.

5. Each candidate will be examined viva voce.

6. Before being given leave to supplicate, candidates must have demonstrated understanding of and competence in the topics covered by the professional development programme to the satisfaction of the course organiser, who shall submit a certificate to the examiners to this effect. The organising committee will each year approve the programme.

7. The dissertation must be sent to the Chairman of Examiners, M.Sc. in Applied and Computational Mathematics, c/o Clerk of the Schools, Examination Schools, High Street, Oxford by the first Friday in September.

8. The viva voce examinations will be conducted in September in the year in which the candidate is examined on dates to be determined by the examiners.

9. The examiners may award a distinction for excellence in the whole examination.

10. The examiners shall retain one copy of each dissertation of each successful candidate for deposit in the most appropriate departmental library.

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SCHEDULE

The theory of ordinary and partial differential equations, transform methods, applications of complex variable theory, distributions, asymptotic methods. Further topics in applied analysis. Application of mathematics to problems in physical sciences, finance, biology, and medicine.

The numerical solution of ordinary and partial differential equations and integral equations. Finite element methods, topics in numerical linear algebra, mathematical methods for optimisation and approximation.'

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DEGREE OF DOCTOR OF MEDICINE

The Board of the Faculty of Clinical Medicine has granted leave to C. BROOKES to supplicate for the Degree of Doctor of Medicine.

The thesis submitted by the candidate was entitled: `The evaluation and assessment of right ventricular function using conductance catheters'.


The Board of the Faculty of Clinical Medicine has granted leave to M. PARKES to supplicate for the Degree of Doctor of Medicine.

The evidence submitted by the candidate was entitled: `The genetics of inflammatory bowel disease'.

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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

M.G.W. FROHN, Wolfson: `Promoter trapping in Dictyostelium discoideum'.
Department of Biochemistry, Tuesday, 30 May, 12 noon.
Examiners: K.G.H. Dyke, B.D. Hames.

G. HEMERY, Liancre: `Juglans regia L: genetic variation and provenance performance'.
Oxford Forestry Institute, Department of Plant Sciences, Friday, 14 July, 10.30 a.m.
Examiners: J. Burley, C.M. Cahalan.

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Modern History

T. WAHNBAECK, Balliol: `Luxury and public happiness: the luxury debate and the shaping of political economy in eighteenth-century Tuscany and Lombardy'.
St Edmund Hall, Tuesday, 30 May, 2.15 p.m.
Examiners: N.S. Davidson, T. Hochstrasser.

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Music

D.J. BEARD, St Cross: `An analysis and sketch study of the early instrumental music of Sir Harrison Birtwistle (c.1957–77)'.
Faculty of Music, Wednesday, 21 June, 10 a.m.
Examiners: R.L.A. Saxton, J. Cross.

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Physical Sciences

H. PERSHAD, St John's: `Studies of redox proteins and enzymes using protein-film voltammetry'.
Department of Biochemistry, Friday, 26 May, 2.30 p.m.
Examiners: S.J. Ferguson, R. Cammack.

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Social Studies

W. SWENDEN, St Antony's: `Federalism and second chambers: regional representation in parliamentary federations'.
Nuffield, Thursday, 25 May, 10 a.m.
Examiners: D.E. Butler, C. Jeffery.

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