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BOARDS OF THE FACULTIES OF LAW, MEDIEVAL AND MODERN LANGUAGES, PHYSIOLOGICAL SCIENCES, AND SOCIAL STUDIES

By-election

A by-election will be held on Thursday, 28 October, to fill the following vacancies.

Law

One ordinary member (vice Mr Peel).

Medieval and Modern Languages

One official member (vice Professor Reed).

Physiological Sciences

One ordinary member (vice Dr Storey).

Social Studies

One ordinary member (vice Dr Deighton).

Those elected will hold office from the beginning of Michaelmas Term 1999 until the beginning of Michaelmas Term 2000.

Nominations in writing by two electors will be received by the Secretary of Faculties at the University Offices up to 4 p.m. on Monday, 4 October, and nominations in writing by six electors up to 4 p.m. on Tuesday, 19 October.

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BOARD OF THE FACULTY OF BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES

M.Sc. in Biology (Integrative Bioscience), 1999–2000: dates for written submissions

The regulations for the above course provide that the written submissions required for candidates must be submitted by dates to be specified by the Organising Committee and published in the University Gazette not later than the start of Michaelmas Term of the academic year in which the examination is taken.

For 1999–2000 the Organising Committee has approved the following submission dates:

Two copies of the essay relating to the Techniques in Molecular Biology course and the practical notebooks relating to the Techniques in Molecular Biology course and the first of the Research in the Biosciences courses must be submitted by 12 noon on Friday, 7 January 2000.

Two copies of the second essay and the practical notebooks relating to the second and third of the Research in Biosciences courses must be submitted by 12 noon on \Friday, 24 March 2000\.

Two copies of the dissertation on the first research project must be submitted by 12 noon on Thursday, 13 April 2000.

The practical notebooks relating to the fourth and fifth of the Research in the Biosciences courses must be submitted by 12 noon on Friday, 23 June 2000.

Two copies of the third and fourth essays must be submitted by 12 noon on Friday, 11 August 2000.

Two copies of the dissertation on the second research project must be submitted by 12 noon on Friday, 1 September 2000.

Each submission must be accompanied by a certificate signed by the candidate indicating that it is the candidate's own work, except where specifically acknowledged.

The submissions must be sent to the Chairman of Examiners, M.Sc. in Biology, c/o the Clerk of the Schools, Examination Schools, High Street, Oxford OX1 4BG.

The first research presentations will be held on Wednesday, 26 April 2000, and the second on Wednesday, 13 September. Viva voce examinations will take place on Thursday, 14 September.

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BOARD OF THE FACULTY OF MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES

M.Sc. in Geometry, Mathematical Physics, and Analysis 2000

The following special topics (schedule 2) have been approved by the standing committee:

Function spaces for applications
Three-dimensional manifolds
Calabi-Yau manifolds
Calculus of variations
C* algebras
Yang–Mills theory and electromagnetic duality
Complex manifolds
Hyperbolid manifolds
Riemannian geometry

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BOARD OF THE FACULTY OF MEDIEVAL AND MODERN LANGUAGES

Special Subjects in the Honour School of Modern Languages and the related joint honour schools

Candidates intending to offer a Special Subject in the examination in Trinity Term 2001 are given notice that the Modern Languages Board has approved the following Special Subject to be generally available:

Modern Italian Dialect Poetry.

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BOARD OF THE FACULTY OF THEOLOGY

Honour School of Theology and Philosophy, Paper 12: Further Studies in History and Doctrine

Under the provisions of paper 12 of the Honour School of Theology (`Further Studies in History and Doctrine'), the Board of the Faculty of Theology is required during Trinity Term each year to publish in the Gazette the list of theologians (with texts) on which questions will be set in the examination in the following academic year. The notice which appeared in the Gazette on 17 June 1999 erroneously stated that the list of theologians was for examination in 2001, rather than in 2000.

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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 Joint Committee for Human Sciences will come into effect on 8 October.

1 Board of the Faculty of Anthropology and Geography

Honour Moderations in Geography

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

In Examination Decrees, 1998, p. 45, after l. 24 insert:

`(f) Modern Language

Communication in French about topics in human and physical geography. There will be a qualifying test in Michaelmas Term of each year (only undergraduates with A level French may apply). Fifteen candidates will be selected; the course will not run with fewer than ten. The oral examination will be held at the end of the Hilary Term in which the course is taught by the Language Centre. The written examination will be held with the remainder of Moderations in Trinity Term. The course will have thirty-two hours of instruction.'

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2 Board of the Faculty of Biological Sciences

Honour School of Natural Science (Biological Sciences)

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

In Examination Decrees, 1998, p. 410, in l. 13, delete `(i)' and `and (ii) mathematical and computer modelling'.

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3 Board of the Faculty of Law

Honour School of Jurisprudence

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

1 In Examination Decrees, 1998, p. 238, l. 41, delete `85' and substitute `81'.

2 Ibid., l. 42, delete `86' and substitute `82'.

3 Ibid., l. 45, delete `92–4' and substitute `87–9'.

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

In Examination Decrees, 1998, p. 238, delete ll. 27–37 and substitute:

`(a) The growth of EC competence in environmental law; the principle of subsidiarity; the relationship between trade and environment in EC law; general issues relating to the implementation and enforcement of EC environment law.

(b) The growth of EC competence in consumer law.

(c) Locus standi and the legal remedies available to the individual to enforce EC law; the role of the citizen in the enforcement of EC environmental and consumer law.'

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4 Boards of the Faculties of Literae Humaniores and Physical Sciences

(a) Moderations in Physics and Philosophy

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

In Examination Decrees, 1998, p. 69, ll. 24–5, delete `but will permitÉset out on p. 1092.' and substitute `and candidates are restricted to models of calculators included in a list provided by the Chairman of the Moderators for the Preliminary Examination in Physical Sciences not later than the Wednesday of the fourth week of the Michaelmas Full Term preceding the examination.'

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(b) Preliminary Examination in Physics and Philosophy

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

In Examination Decrees, 1998, p. 111, ll. 3–5, delete `but will permitÉset out on p. 1092.' and substitute `and candidates are restricted to models of calculators included in a list provided by the Chairman of the Moderators for the Preliminary Examination in Physical Sciences not later than the Wednesday of the fourth week of the Michaelmas Full Term preceding the examination.'

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5 Board of the Faculty of Music

Honour Moderations and the Preliminary Examination in Music

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

1 In Examination Decrees, 1998, p. 63, delete ll. 10–15 and substitute:

`Candidates will be tested on basic compositional techniques in the context of eighteenth-century idioms. The examination paper will be available for collection in the Music Faculty Library from noon on Friday of the sixth week in the Trinity Term in which candidates are presenting themselves for examination. Completed papers must be submitted to the Chairman of Moderators in Music, Examination Schools, Oxford, not later than noon on Friday of the seventh week of the same term.'

2 Ibid., p. 63, l. 26, delete `at least one from Section A and at least two from Section B.' and substitute `at least two from Section A and at least one from Section B.'

3 Ibid., p. 63, after l. 50 insert:

`Each portfolio submitted for the subjects of Techniques of Composition, A portfolio of compositions and Extended essay must be accompanied by a declaration placed in a sealed envelope bearing the candidate's examination number and in the following prescribed form.

Form of Declaration

I,..................................., hereby declare that this submission is my own work, except where otherwise stated, and that it has not previously been submitted, either wholly or in part, for any other examination.

                              Signed ........................... 

                              ............................College

                              Date..............................'

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6 Board of the Faculty of Oriental Studies

Honour School of Oriental Studies (Classics)

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

In Examination Decrees, 1998, p. 438, after l. 3 insert:

`Candidates may offer, but are not required to offer, a Special Thesis in Classics, or in a subject linking Classics and their Additional Language, in accordance with the Regulations on Theses in the regulations for the Honour School of Literae Humaniores, save that reference there to the Honour School of Literae Humaniores shall be deemed to be reference to the Honour School of Oriental Studies (with Classics as a main subject) and that the Board of the Faculty of Literae Humaniores shall consult the Board of the Faculty of Oriental Studies as appropriate. Such a thesis is in addition to the eight subjects required. Candidates whose eight subjects already include a thesis under the terms of (xxii) below are not permitted to offer a Special Thesis in addition.'

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7 Board of the Faculty of Physical Sciences

Preliminary Examination in Physical Sciences

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

In Examination Decrees, 1998, p. 100, delete ll. 21–5 and subsitute:

`2. The Moderators will not provide calculators but unless otherwise specified will permit the use of any hand-held pocket calculator subject to the conditions set out on p. 1092. Candidates taking subjects 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11 or 12 are restricted to models of calculators included in a list provided by the Chairman of the Moderators not later than the Wednesday of the fourth week of the Michaelmas Full Term preceding the examination. The use of calculators will not be permitted in the papers set for subjects 16, 17, 18, and 19.'

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8 Board of the Faculty of Psychological Studies

(a) Honour School of Experimental Psychology

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

In Examination Decrees, 1999, p. 223, l. 37, after `D6. As for D5' insert `except that candidates taking a second Philosophy paper may choose any paper from Subjects 101–22 in the Regulations for Philosophy in all Honour Schools including Philosophy.'

(b) Honour School of Psychology, Philosophy, and Physiology

(i) With immediate effect (for first examination in 2000)

In Examination Decrees, 1999, delete from l. 38 on p. 481 to l. 10 on p. 482 and substitute:

`Psychology, Philosophy, Physiology

Candidates may take at most five subjects in Philosophy. Candidates who take at least one subject in Philosophy and no more than two subjects in Physiology must take eight subjects in total. Candidates who take at least one subject in Philosophy and at least three subjects in Physiology must take seven subjects in total.

Candidates who take only one subject in Philosophy must choose this subject from subjects 101–22.

Candidates who take three or more subjects in Philosophy who also take three or more subjects in Psychology are required to take subject 101 and subject 104. Their further subjects taken in Philosophy must be chosen in conformity with the General Regulations.

All other candidates who take any subjects in Philosophy (i.e. those who either (a) take two subjects in Philosophy or (b) take three or more subjects in Philosophy but do not take three or more subjects in Psychology) are required to take either subject 101 or subject 104 in Philosophy. Their further subjects taken in Philosophy must be chosen in conformity with the General Regulations.

Where subject 199 is taken, the body responsible for approving applications is the Board of the Faculty of Psychological Studies, and applications should be directed to the chairman of that board, University Offices, Wellington Square, Oxford. Applications must be made not later than Wednesday of the first week of the Michaelmas Full Term preceding the examination.'

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

In Examination Decrees, 1999, delete from l. 38 on p. 481 to l. 10 on p. 482 and substitute:

`Psychology, Philosophy, Physiology

Candidates may take at most five subjects in Philosophy. Candidates who take at least one subject in Philosophy and no more than two subjects in Physiology must take eight subjects in total. Candidates who take at least one subject in Philosophy and at least three subjects in Physiology must take seven subjects in total.

Candidates who take one or two subjects in Philosophy must take at least one of 101, 102, 104, or 105. Those offering three or more Philosophy subjects must choose at least two from the above list. Their further subjects taken in Philosophy must be chosen in conformity with the General Regulations.

Where subject 199 is taken, the body responsible for approving applications is the Board of the Faculty of Psychological Studies, and applications should be directed to the chairman of that board, University Offices, Wellington Square, Oxford. Applicants must be made not later than Wednesday of the first week of the Michaelmas Full Term preceding the examination.'

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9 Boards of the Faculties of Psychological Studies and Physiological Sciences

M.Sc. in Neuroscience

With immediate effect

In Examination Decrees, 1998, p. 764, l. 29, delete `second' and substitute `first'.

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10 Board of the Faculty of Theology

Bachelor of Theology

In the changes in regulations for the Degree of Bachelor of Theology, published in the Gazette of 15 July 1999 (Vol. 129, p. 1555), delete `(for first examination in 2001)' and substitute `(for first examination in 2000)'.

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11 Joint Committee for Human Sciences

Preliminary Examination in Human Sciences

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

1 In Gazette, 15 July 1999 (Vol. 129, p. 1556), changes in regulations for the Preliminary Examination in Human Sciences, the text which is to be deleted should read as follows:

`One three hour paper will be set. The paper will be divided into two sections: (a) Social and Cultural Anthropology, which will account for two-thirds of the paper, and (b) Human Geography, which will account for one-third of the paper. Candidates will be required to display knowledge of both sections.'

2 Ibid., the text which is to be substituted for the above should read as follows:

`One three-hour paper will be set, on which candidates will be required to answer four questions. The paper will be divided into two sections: (a) Social and Cultural Anthropology, and (b) Human Geography. Candidates will be required to display knowledge of both sections, and will be required to answer at least two questions from section (a) and at least one questions from section (b).'

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DEGREE OF DOCTOR OF LETTERS

The Board of the Faculty of Modern History has granted leave to T. LEVERE 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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DEGREE OF DOCTOR OF MEDICINE

The board of the Faculty of Clinical Medicine has granted leave to I. MILLS, Merton, to supplicate for the Degree of Doctor of Medicine.

The evidence submitted by the candidate was entitled: `The pathophysiology of detrusor instability and the role of bladder ischaemia in its aetiology'.

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DEGREE OF DOCTOR OF MUSIC

The Board of the Faculty of Music has granted leave to C. BOCHMANN, New College, to supplicate for the Degree of Doctor of Music.

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

B. BIA, St Cross: `Cardiomyopathy in mouse models of Duchenne muscular dystrophy'.
Glycobiology Institute, Department of Biochemistry, Friday, 1 October, 2 p.m.
Examiners: F. Platt, F. Muntoni.

M.A. CARINE, Pembroke: `A systematic study of the southern Indian and Sri Lankan Strobilanthinae (Acanthaceae)'.
Department of Plant Sciences, Monday, 18 October, 10.30 a.m.
Examiners: T.S. Kemp, P. Crane.

P. CUNLIFFE, Lady Margaret Hall: `Molecular genetic analysis of mottled mice'.
Department of Biochemistry, Wednesday, 29 September, 2 p.m.
Examiners: G.K. Brown, P. Avner.

J.D. KAHMANN, St Edmund Hall: `Structural and functional studies on the link module form human TSG-6'.
Corpus Christi, Friday, 24 September, 2 p.m.
Examiners: M.R. Wormald, P.C. Driscoll.

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English Language and Literature

P.A. HECKER, Corpus Christi: `The Shakespearean stage: language and silence'.
University, Monday, 4 October, 2 p.m.
Examiners: E.H. Cooper, S. Wells.

E.L. PLASKITT, Merton: `The beauteous frame: the treatment of female sexual reputation in selected prose by Eliza Haywood, Samuel Richardson, and Frances Burney'.
St Anne's, Thursday, 25 November, 2.30 p.m.
Examiners: T. Keymer, V. Jones.

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Management

P.A. FABER, Keble: `A comparative study of British and German employer response to the EU social dimension'.
Templeton, Tuesday, 28 September, 2 p.m.
Examiners: I.J. Kessler, K. Sisson.

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Mathematical Sciences

D. CAMUS, Corpus Christi: `Improved logic optimisation for field programmable gate arrays'.
Computing Laboratory, Saturday, 23 October, 10 a.m.
Examiners: J.M. Saul, U. Kebschull.

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Oriental Studies

R.A. KHATIB-SHAHIDI, Harris Manchester: `German foreign policy toward Iran: the case of the National Bank of Persia'.
St Catherine's, Friday, 1 October, 11.30 a.m.
Examiners: L. Fawcett, A. Rahnena.

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Physical Sciences

M.J. CASSIDY, New College: `Non-linear analysis of jack-up structures subjected to random waves'.
Department of Engineering Science, Monday, 27 September, 9.30 a.m.
Examiners: M.S. Williams, J. Wolfram.

A. FOLEY, Oriel: `Studies in alkene selective ring-closing metathesis and chromium (11)-mediated e-alkenylstannylation: a formal synthesis of (-)-periplanone-b'.
Dyson Perrins Laboratory, Tuesday, 28 September, 10 a.m.
Examiners: A.J. Fairbanks, I. Coldham.

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Physiological Sciences

D. MA, St Hugh's: `Protein synthetic organelles and mRNAs in the dendrites of hypothalamic magnocellular neurons'.
Department of Human Anatomy and Genetics, Thursday, 30 September, 2 p.m.
Examiners: J.S.H. Taylor, J. Bicknell.

M.E.F. PEDERSEN, Queen's: `Studies on the role of the carotid chemoreflex in the control of breathing in man'.
Merton, Wednesday, 6 October, 2 p.m.
Examiners: D.J. Paterson, J.P. Richalet.

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Psychological Studies

F.A. WICHMANN, Magdalen: `Some aspects of modelling human spatial vision: contrast discrimination'.
University Laboratory of Physiology, Friday, 8 October, 10 a.m.
Examiners: A.J. Parker, M.A. Georgeson.

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Social Studies

S. AKKOYUNLU, St Antony's: `Turkish consumption and saving'.
Nuffield, Tuesday, 28 September, 2 p.m.
Examiners: N.H. Dimsdale, K. Metin.

S.D. FISHER, Nuffield: `Tactical voting in England, 1987 to 1997'.
Nuffield, Wednesday, 29 September, 2 p.m.
Examiners: I.S. McLean, D. Sanders.

K.E. MITCHELL, St Hugh's: `Continuity and discontinuity in Mexican state–society relations: the National Basic Foods Company (1988–94)'.
Latin American Centre, Friday, 1 October, 4 p.m.
Examiners: A. Knight, L. Sklair.

I. YNGSTROM, Nuffield: `Gender, land, and development in Tanzania: rural Dodoma, 1920–96'.
St Antony's, Monday, 4 October, 4 p.m.
Examiners: W.J. Beinart, F. MacKenzie.

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Theology

A.J.J. HOOD, St John's: `The ground and nature of religious belief in the work of John MacMurray, John Baillie, and John Oman, with special reference to their understanding of the relation between ordinary experience and religious belief'.
Trinity, Thursday, 30 September, 1.30 p.m.
Examiners: T.S.M. Williams, D.A. Fergusson.

B. MURPHY, Pembroke: `The ontological commitments of theistic language'.
Christ Church, Tuesday, 19 October, 10.15 a.m.
Examiners: D.H. Rice, D.W. Brown.

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Committee for Archaeology

P. SORENSEN, St Cross: `A reassessment of the Jutish nature of Kent, southern Hampshire, and the Isle of Wight'.
Examination Schools, Tuesday, 19 October, 2 p.m.
Examiners: W.J. Blair, L. Webster.

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Committee for Educational Studies

M. RICKINSON, St Anne's: `The teaching and learning of environmental issues through, geography: a classroom-based investigation'.
Examination Schools, Thursday, 7 October, 2 p.m.
Examiners: B. Jaworski, J. Elliott.

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