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LIFE AND ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES BOARD

Decrees

The Life and Environmental Sciences Board, with the approval of the Educational Policy and Standards Committee of Council, has made the following decrees, to come into effect on 18 May.

Decree (1): First Public Examinations formerly under the supervision of the Anthropology and Geography Board, the Biological Sciences Board, the Committee for Archaeology, and the Standing Committee for the Honour School of Human Sciences

Explanatory note

The following decree, made by the Life and Environmental Sciences Board, with the approval of the Educational Policy and Standards Committee of Council, removes references to bodies which ceased to exist as a result of the governance changes in 2000, and replaces them with references to the new division.

Text of Decree (1)

1 In Examination Decrees, 2000, p. 28, ll. 43–4, delete `under the joint supervision of the Committee for Archaeology and the Board of the Faculty of Anthropology and Geography' and substitute `under the supervision of the Life and Environmental Sciences Board'.

2 Ibid., l. 45, delete `they shall jointly' and substitute `it shall'.

3 Ibid., p. 29, l. 24, delete `Board of the Faculty of Biological Sciences' and substitute `Life and Environmental Sciences Board'.

4 Ibid., p. 30, l. 24, delete `Committee for Archaeology' and substitute `Life and Environmental Sciences Board'.

5 Ibid., p. 46, l. 28, delete `Board of the Faculty of Anthropology and Geography' and substitute `Life and Environmental Sciences Board'.

6 Ibid., p. 67, ll. 8–10, delete `under the joint supervision of the Board of the Faculty of Anthropology and Geography and Committee for Archaeology' and substitute `under the supervision of the Life and Environmental Sciences Board'.

7 Ibid., l. 10, delete `they shall jointly' and substitute `it shall'.

8 Ibid., l. 27, delete `Board of the Faculty of Biological Sciences' and substitute `Life and Environmental Sciences Board'.

9 Ibid., p. 68, ll. 7–9, delete `Committee for Archaeology' and substitute `Life and Environmental Sciences Board'.

10 Ibid., p. 79, delete ll. 9–15 and substitute: `The examination shall be under the supervision of the Life and Environmental Sciences Board in accordance with the same arrangements as those established under clause 3 of the decree concerning the Honour School of Human Sciences.'

11 Ibid., p. 92, ll. 13–14, delete `Board of the Faculty of Biological Sciences' and substitute `Life and Environmental Sciences Board'.

12 Ibid., p. 115, ll. 35–6, delete `Anthropology and Geography.' and substitute `Life and Environmental Sciences.'

13 Ibid., p. 116, l. 13, delete `Biological Sciences.' and substitute `Life and Environmental Sciences.'

14 This decree shall be effective from 1 October 2000.

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Key to Decree (1)

Cll. 1 and 2 update the references in the decree governing Honour Moderations in Archaeology and Anthropology.

Cl. 3 makes a corresponding change in the decree governing Honour Moderations in Biological Sciences.

Cl. 4 makes a corresponding change in the decree governing Honour Moderations in Classical Archaeology and Ancient History.

Cl. 5 makes a corresponding change in the decree governing Honour Moderations in Geography.

Cll. 6 and 7 make corresponding changes in the decree governing the Preliminary Examination in Archaeology and Anthropology.

Cl. 8 makes a corresponding change in the decree governing the Preliminary Examination in Biological Sciences.

Cl. 9 makes a corresponding change in the decree governing the Preliminary Examination in Classical Archaeology and Ancient History.

Cl. 10 makes a corresponding change in the decree governing the Preliminary Examination in Human Sciences

Cl. 11 makes a corresponding change in the decree governing the Preliminary Examination in Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry.

Cl. 12 makes a corresponding change in the decree governing Honour Moderations in Geography.

Cl. 13 makes a corresponding change in the decree governing the Preliminary Examination in Biology.

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Decree (2): Pass Schools formerly under the supervision of the Anthropology and Geography Board, the Committee for Archaeology, and the Standing Committee for the Honour School of Human Sciences

Explanatory note

The following decree, made by the Life and Environmental Sciences Board, with the approval of the Educational Policy and Standards Committee of Council, removes references to bodies which ceased to exist as a result of the governance changes in 2000, and replaces them with references to the new division.

Text of Decree (2)

1 In Examination Decrees, 2000, p. 122, ll. 35–6, delete `Anthropology and Geography and Committee for Archaeology' and substitute `Life and Environmental Sciences'.

2 Ibid., p. 123, l. 24, delete `Anthropology and Geography' and substitute `Life and Environmental Sciences'.

3 Ibid., ll. 25–6, delete `Standing Committee for the Honour School of Human Sciences' and substitute `Life and Environmental Sciences*'.

4 Ibid., insert footnote: `* In accordance with the same arrangements as those established under clause 3 of the decree concerning the Honour School of Human Sciences.'

5 This decree shall be effective from 1 October 2000.

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Key to Decree (2)

Cl. 1 updates the references in the decree governing the Pass School of Anthropology and Geography.

Cl. 2 makes a corresponding change in the decree governing the Pass School of Geography.

Cl. 3 and 4 make corresponding changes in the decree governing the Pass School of Human Sciences.

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Decree (3): Honour School of Archaeology and Anthropology

Explanatory note

The following decree, made by the Life and Environmental Sciences Board, with the approval of the Educational Policy and Standards Committee of Council, removes references to bodies which ceased to exist as a result of the governance changes in 2000, and replaces them with references to the new division.

Associated changes in regulations are set out in `Examinations and Boards' below.

Text of Decree (3)

1 In Examination Decrees, 2000, p. 131, ll. 7–8, delete `Committee for Archaeology and the Board of the Faculty of Anthropology and Geography in consultation' and substitute `Life and Environmental Sciences Board'.

2 Ibid., delete ll. 13–21 and substitute: `3. The examination shall be under the supervision of the Life and Environmental Sciences Board. Under the overall direction of the board, the examination shall be administered by the School of Archaeology and the School of Anthropology, which shall jointly appoint a standing committee to advise the board as necessary in respect of this examination, and of Honour Moderations and the Preliminary Examination in Archaeology and Anthropology.'

3 This decree shall be effective from 1 October 2000.

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Decree (4): Pass School of Archaeology and Anthropology

Explanatory note

The following decree, made by the Life and Environmental Sciences Board, with the approval of the Educational Policy and Standards Committee of Council, removes references to bodies which ceased to exist as a result of the governance changes in 2000, and replaces them with references to the new division.

Text of Decree (4)

1 In Examination Decrees, 2000, p. 134, ll. 15–16, delete `under the joint supervision of the Board of the Faculty of Anthropology and Geography and the Committee for Archaeology' and substitute `under the supervision of the Life and Environmental Sciences Board'.

2 Ibid., l. 17, delete `they shall jointly' and substitute `it shall'.

3 This decree shall be effective from 1 October 2000.

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Decree (5): Honour School of Classical Archaeology and Ancient History

Explanatory note

The following decree, made by the Life and Environmental Sciences Board, with the approval of the Educational Policy and Standards Committee of Council, removes references to a body which ceased to exist as a result of the governance changes in 2000, and replaces them with references to the new division.

Text of Decree (5)

1 In Examination Decrees, 2000, p. 135, l. 7, delete `Committee for Archaeology' and substitute `Life and Environmental Sciences Board'.

2 Ibid., ll. 14–15 and 19–20, in each case delete `Committee for Archaeology' and substitute `Committee for the School of Archaeology'.

3 This decree shall be effective from 1 October 2000.

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Decree (6): Honour School of Geography

Explanatory note

The following decree, made by the Life and Environmental Sciences Board, with the approval of the Educational Policy and Standards Committee of Council, removes a reference to a body which ceased to exist as a result of the governance changes in 2000, and replaces it with a reference to the new division. Opportunity is taken also to remove an obsolete reference to the faculty board's approval of Special Subjects, the arrangements for which are now covered by regulations.

Text of Decree (6)

1 In Examination Decrees, 2000, p. 225, l. 10, delete `approved by the faculty board' and substitute `chosen under arrangements determined by the board by regulation'.

2 Ibid., ll. 18–19, delete `Board of the Faculty of Anthropology and Geography' and substitute `Life and Environmental Sciences Board'.

3 This decree shall be effective from 1 October 2000.

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Decree (7): Honour School of Human Sciences

Explanatory note

The following decree, made by the Life and Environmental Sciences Board, with the approval of the Educational Policy and Standards Committee of Council, removes references to bodies which ceased to exist as a result of the governance changes in 2000, and replaces them with references to the new division.

Relevant parts of the previous General Board regulations are incorporated into the new decree, and associated changes in Divisional Board regulations are set out in `Examinations and Boards' below.

Text of Decree (7)

1 In Examination Decrees, 2000, p. 231, delete ll. 9–15 and substitute: `3. The examination shall be under the supervision of the Life and Environmental Sciences Board, which shall appoint a Teaching Committee for Human Sciences to supervise the arrangements for this examination, the Preliminary Examination in Human Sciences, and the Pass School of Human Sciences; to consult as necessary with contributing teachers and others; and to carry out such other functions as may be laid down by the Divisional Board by standing order. The committee shall be recognised as having an interest in appointments specifically concerned with the Honour School, and the bodies responsible for such appointments shall ensure that the selection committees for such posts include at least one member appointed in consultation with the committee. It shall be responsible for such funds as the Divisional Board may place at its disposal for general purposes connected with Human Sciences.'

2 This decree shall be effective from 1 October 2000.

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Decree (8): Honour School of Natural Science

Explanatory note

The following decree, made by the Life and Environmental Sciences Board, with the approval of the Educational Policy and Standards Committee of Council, removes references to a body which ceased to exist as a result of the governance changes in 2000, and replaces them with references to the new division.

Text of Decree (8)

1 In Examination Decrees, 2000, p. 415, ll. 30 and 33 and p. 419, l. 2, in each case delete `Board of the Faculty of Biological Sciences' and substitute `Life and Environmental Sciences Board'.

2 This decree shall be effective from 1 October 2000.

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Decree (9): Degree of Master of Philosophy

Explanatory note

The following decree, made by the Life and Environmental Sciences Board, with the approval of the Educational Policy and Standards Committee of Council, removes references to bodies which ceased to exist as a result of the governance changes in 2000, and replaces them with references to the new division.

Associated changes in regulations are set out in `Examinations and Boards' below.

Text of Decree (9)

1 In Examination Decrees, 2000, p. 570, ll. 25 and 33 and p. 571, l. 19, in each case delete `Committee for Archaeology' and substitute `Life and Environmental Sciences'.

2 Ibid., p. 571, ll. 5 and 16, in each case delete `Anthropology and Geography' and substitute `Life and Environmental Sciences'.

3 This decree shall be effective from 1 October 2000.

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Decree (10): Degree of Master of Studies

Explanatory note

The following decree, made by the Life and Environmental Sciences Board, with the approval of the Educational Policy and Standards Committee of Council, removes references to bodies which ceased to exist as a result of the governance changes in 2000, and replaces them with references to the new division.

Associated changes in regulations are set out in `Examinations and Boards' below.

Text of Decree (10)

1 In Examination Decrees, 2000, p. 681, l. 23, delete `Anthropology and Geography' and substitute `Life and Environmental Sciences'.

2 Ibid., ll. 24 and 29 and p. 682, ll. 1, 33, and 43, in each case delete `Committee for Archaeology' and substitute `Life and Environmental Sciences'.

3 This decree shall be effective from 1 October 2000.

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Decree (11): Degree of Master of Science by Coursework

Explanatory note

The following decree, made by the Life and Environmental Sciences Board, with the approval of the Educational Policy and Standards Committee of Council, removes references to bodies which ceased to exist as a result of the governance changes in 2000, and replaces them with references to the new division.

Associated changes in regulations are set out in `Examinations and Boards' below.

Text of Decree (11)

1 In Examination Decrees, 2000, p. 753, l. 9, delete `Committee for Archaeology' and substitute `Life and Environmental Sciences'.

2 Ibid., ll. 10, 24, and 28, in each case delete `Biological Sciences' and substitute `Life and Environmental Sciences'.

3 Ibid., ll. 21, 23, 35, and 37 and p. 754, ll. 1 and 13, in each case delete `Anthropology and Geography' and substitute `Life and Environmental Sciences'.

4 This decree shall be effective from 1 October 2000.

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Key to Decree (11)

Cl. 1 updates the reference in the decree governing the M.Sc. in Archaeological Science.

Cl. 2 makes corresponding changes in the decrees governing the M.Sc.s in Biology (Integrative Bioscience), in Epidemiology, Evolution, and Control of Infectious Disease, and in Forestry and its relation to Land Use.

Cl. 3 makes corresponding changes in the decrees governing the M.Sc.s in Environmental Change and Management, in Environmental Geomorphology, in Human Biology, in Human Geography, in Material Anthropology and Museum Ethnography, and in Social Anthropology.

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Decree (12): Degree of Doctor of Philosophy

Explanatory note

The following decree, made by the Life and Environmental Sciences Board, with the approval of the Educational Policy and Standards Committee of Council, removes references to bodies which ceased to exist as a result of the governance changes in 2000, and replaces them with references to the relevant new divisions.

Text of Decree (12)

1 In Examination Decrees, 2000, p. 869, ll. 22–4, delete `Boards of the Faculties ... Psychological Studies' and substitute `Life and Environmental Sciences, Mathematical and Physical Sciences, and Medical Sciences Boards'.

2 Ibid., l. 25, delete `faculty board' and substitute `Divisional Board'.

3 This decree shall be effective from 1 October 2000.

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CONGREGATION 30 April

Degree by Resolution

No notice to the contrary having been received, the following resolution is deemed to have been approved at noon on 30 April.

Text of Special Resolution

That the Degree of Master of Arts be conferred upon the following:

ROBERT CARSON ALLEN, Nuffield College

SILVIJA SERES, Magdalen College

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CONGREGATION 1 May

Declaration of approval of unopposed Statute promulgated on 20 February, as confirmed by postal vote on 30 March

No notice of opposition having been given, Mr Vice-Chancellor declared the Statute concerning the salaries of academic staff approved.

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COUNCIL OF THE UNIVERSITY

Mr Vice-Chancellor reports that the following names have been added to the Register of Congregation:

Bergman, D., Faculty of Oriental Studies
Bourke, M.C., School of Geography and the Environment
Farmer, A.J., BM, MA, Trinity
Mouron, A., M.Phil., D.Phil., Greyfriars
Rodger, S.M., MA, St Hugh's

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DIVISIONAL BOARDS AND BOARDS OF FACULTIES

For changes in regulations for examinations, to come into effect on 18 May, see `Examinations and Boards' below.

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