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DIVISIONAL BOARD ELECTIONS 31 May

On Thursday, 31 May, the following were duly elected to hold office for four years from the first day of Michaelmas Term 2001:

Humanities Board

(from among the members of the Faculty of English)

D.L. BIRCH, MA, D.PHIL., Fellow of Trinity


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

A.K. BOWMAN, MA, Student of Christ Church


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

R. BRIGGS, MA, Fellow of All Souls

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Life and Environmental Sciences Board

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

I.D. CAMPBELL, MA, Fellow of St John's


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

J. PALLOT, MA, Student of Christ Church


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

S.J.SIMPSON, MA, Fellow of Jesus

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Mathematical and Physical Sciences Board

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

J.C. GREEN, MA, D.PHIL., Fellow of St Hugh's


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

J.H. WOODHOUSE, MA, D.PHIL., Fellow of Worcester


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

R.C.E. DEVENISH, MA, Fellow of Hertford

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Medical Sciences Board

(from among the members of the Faculty of Physiological Sciences and Sub-faculty of Psychology who are working in the Sir William Dunn School of Pathology)

S. GORDON, MA, Fellow of Exeter

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Social Sciences Board

(from among the members of the Faculty of Law)

M.J. SPENCE, MA, Fellow of St Catherine's


(from among the members of the Faculty of Management)

A.G. HOPWOOD, MA, Student of Christ Church


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

A.F. HEATH, MA, Fellow of Nuffield


No nominations have been received to fill the following vacancies, which therefore lapse to the Vice-Chancellor and Proctors jointly (Decrees and Regulations, Ch. II, Sect. iv, 2, 6; Statutes, 2000, p. 239):

Humanities: one vacancy from among the members of the Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages

Mathematical and Physical Sciences: one vacancy from among the members of the Sub-faculty of Engineering

Medical Sciences: one vacancy from among the members of the Faculty of Clinical Medicine

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ANNUAL ELECTIONS OF MEMBERS OF BOARDS OF FACULTIES 31 May

On Thursday, 31 May, the following were duly elected to hold office for two years (unless otherwise stated) from the first day of Michaelmas Term 2001:

English Language and Literature

Official members

R.L. BUSH, MA, Drue Heinz Professor of American Literature

S.C. GILL, B.PHIL., MA, Professor of English Language and Literature

A.M. HUDSON, MA, D.PHIL., Professor of Medieval English

K. SUTHERLAND, MA, D.PHIL., Reader in Bibliography and Textual Criticism


Ordinary members

D.L. BIRCH, MA, D.PHIL., Fellow of Trinity

C.D. BREWER, MA, D.PHIL., Fellow of Hertford

T. KEYMER, MA, Fellow of St Anne's

R.A. MCCABE, MA, Fellow of Merton

J.B. O'DONOGHUE, MA, Fellow of Wadham

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Law

Official members

A.V. LOWE, MA, Chichele Professor of Public International Law

D. VAVER, MA, Reuters Professor of Intellectual Property and Information Technology Law

S.R. WEATHERILL, MA, Jacques Delors Professor of European Community Law

D.J. GALLIGAN, Director of the Socio-Legal Studies Centre

A.J. ASHWORTH, DCL, Vinerian Professor of English Law (for one year)


Ordinary members

A. BRIGGS, BCL, MA, Fellow of St Edmund Hall

J.S. GETZLER, MA, D.PHIL., Fellow of St Hugh's

R.H.STEVENS, BCL, MA, Fellow of Lady Margaret Hall R.P.YOUNG, MA, Centre for Criminological Research and Probation Studies Unit

K.D. GREVLING, BCL, MA, Fellow of Magdalen

W.J.SWADLING, MA, Fellow of Brasenose

A.A.S. ZUCKERMAN, MA, Fellow of University

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Modern History

Official members

R.FOX, MA, D.PHIL., Professor of the History of Science

K.J. HUMPHRIES, MA, Reader in Economic History

D.A. WASHBROOK, MA, Reader in Modern South Asian History


Ordinary members

W. J. BLAIR, MA, D.PHIL., Fellow of Queen's

E.J. GARNETT, MA, D.PHIL., Fellow of Wadham

M. WHITTOW, MA, D.PHIL., Fellow of St Peter's

J. M. WORMALD, MA, Fellow of St Hilda's

R.J.A.I. CATTO, MA, D.PHIL., Fellow of Oriel

F.M. HEAL, MA, D.PHIL., Fellow of Jesus

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Music

Ordinary members

S.L.F. WOLLENBERG, MA, D.PHIL., Fellow of Lady Margaret Hall

B. BUJIC, MA, D.PHIL., Fellow of Magdalen

O.L. REES, MA, Fellow of Queen's

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Oriental Studies

Official members

J.R. BAINES, MA, D.PHIL., Professor of Egyptology

M.D. GOODMAN, MA, D.PHIL., Professor of Jewish Studies

C.D. HOLES, MA, D.PHIL., Khalid bin Abdullah Al Saud Professor for the Study of the Contemporary Arab World

G.J.H. VAN GELDER, MA, Laudian Professor of Arabic


Ordinary members

J.W. BENSON, MA, Fellow of Wolfson

L.E. FORBES, MA, Fellow of St Cross

R.J. GOODMAN, MA, D.PHIL., Fellow of St Antony's

P.T. HARRIES, MA, D.PHIL., Fellow of Queen's

J. JOHNS, MA, D.PHIL., Fellow of Wolfson

C.J. KERSLAKE, MA, D.PHIL., Fellow of St Antony's

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Theology

Official members

O.M.T. O'DONOVAN, MA, D.PHIL., Regius Professor of Moral and Pastoral Theology

C.C. ROWLAND, MA, D.PHIL., Dean Ireland's Professor of Exegesis of Holy Scripture

R.G. SWINBURNE, B.PHIL., MA, Nolloth Professor of the Philosophy of the Christian Religion


Ordinary members

J. DAY, MA, D.PHIL., Fellow of Lady Margaret Hall

P.S. FIDDES, MA, D.PHIL., Principal of Regent's Park

J.B. MUDDIMAN, MA, D.PHIL., Fellow of Mansfield

T.G. WEINANDY, MA, Warden of Greyfriars T.S.M. WILLIAMS, MA, Fellow of Trinity


No nominations have been received for the following vacancies, which therefore lapse to the Vice-Chancellor and Proctors jointly (Decrees and Regulations, Ch. II, Sect. vi, 5, 6; Statutes, 2000, pp. 245--6):

English Language and Literature: one official member (for one year) and one ordinary member

Literae Humaniores: four official members and six ordinary members

Management: two members

Modern History: one official member

Oriental Studies: one official member (for one year)

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MATHEMATICAL AND PHYSICAL SCIENCES BOARD

By-election, 21 June

The following nomination for the three-year vacancy has been duly received:

R.W. AINSWORTH, MA, D.PHIL., Fellow of St Catherine's

Nominated by:

A.G.L. Borthwick, St Edmund Hall
W.R. Eatock Taylor, St Hugh's
G.T. Houlsby, Brasenose
T.V. Jones, St Catherine's
R.G. Lord, Lady Margaret Hall
P.H. Taylor, Keble

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APPOINTMENT OF EXAMINERS

Master's Degrees Examiners 2001

Mathematics and Foundations of Computer Science, M.Sc. Examination

Corrigendum

In Gazette No. 4587 (24 May 2001), p. 1063, left-hand column, the reference under the above heading to Professor Covey-Crump should be deleted and replaced by the following:

PROFESSOR P.A.K. COVEY-CRUMP [Gloucestershire]

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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

Corrigendum

In the list of Special Subjects for examination in Trinity Term 2003 (Gazette, 24 May, p. 1065), the details given for subject 2195, European Cinema, were incorrect. The entry should read:

2195 European Cinema. An introduction to some of the major movements and landmarks in the evolution of European cinema. In the work submitted for assessment, candidates will be expected to show evidence of having worked on film study and analysis.
Method of assessment: C (1)

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CHANGES IN REGULATIONS

With the approval of the Educational Policy and Standards Committee of Council, and of the Humanities Board, the following changes in regulations made by boards of faculties will come into effect on 22 June.

1 Boards of the Faculties of Modern History and Literae Humaniores

M.St. in Byzantine Studies

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

1 In Examination Decrees, 2000, p. 688, delete ll. 26–8 and substitute:

`Each candidate may, with the agreement of his/her supervisor, submit in lieu of any one of papers II, III, or IV either two extended essays, each not more than 5,000 words in length, or a dissertation of not more than 10,000 words; the topics for both essays and dissertations are to be approved by the Committee for Byzantine Studies. Essays and dissertations (two copies) must be typewritten or word-processed and delivered to the Clerk of the Schools, High Street, at least fourteen days before the first day of the examination.'

2 Ibid., delete ll. 33–45 and substitute:

`II, III, and IV. Candidates will be required to offer three options which they must take from three different sections in the Schedule A–H below, except that candidates may take two options from either Section E or Section F.'

3 Ibid., in l. 46, insert:

`A. GENERAL BYZANTINE HISTORY

Candidates will be required to offer a paper which focuses on either early Byzantine history (to 717) or later Byzantine history (to 1453). Candidates will be given a wide choice of questions on the history of Byzantium and its neighbours.'

4 Ibid., l. 46, delete `A' and substitute `B'.

5 Ibid., p. 689, l. 4, delete `B' and substitute `C'.

6 Ibid., p. 690, l. 10, delete `C' and substitute `D'.

7 Ibid., l. 31, delete `D' and substitute `E'.

8 Ibid., l. 46, delete `E' and substitute `F'.

9 Ibid., l. 49, delete `Peter of Atroa' and substitute `Andreas Salos'.

10 Ibid., p. 691, l. 6, delete `Neapolis;' and substitute `Neapolis,'.

11 Ibid., l. 10, delete `F' and substitute `G'.

12 Ibid., l. 28, delete `G' and substitute `H'.

13 Ibid., l. 33, delete `6' and substitute `5'.

14 Ibid., after l. 35 insert:

`6. The examiners may award a distinction for excellence in the whole examination.'

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2 Board of the Faculty of Music

(a) Probationer Research Student

With immediate effect

1 In Examination Decrees, 2000, p. 921, l. 17, after `with:' insert (new line):

`EITHER

(a)'.

2 Ibid., l. 22, after `Oxford.' insert (new line):

`OR

(b) (For those intending to offer compositions as part of the final submission)

1. a sample of written work (2,000–3,000 words);

2. one or two recently completed compositions;

3. a plan of work to be completed in Oxford.'

3 Ibid., p. 922, delete ll. 1–4 and substitute:

`The faculty board requires that the written work submitted shall be:

EITHER

(a) an essay of about 5,000 words relevant to the topic proposed for the thesis, and a bibliographic essay of the same length reviewing the historical and/or theoretical literature relevant to the thesis topic and its field.

OR

(b) (For those intending to offer compositions as part of the final submission) a portfolio of two significantly contrasted compositions (together lasting between ten and fifteen minutes maximum), a proposed work-schedule for the following year, and a related essay of 5,000–10,000 words.'

4 Ibid., l. 5, delete `and essays' and substitute `, essays and compositions'.

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(b) D.Phil. Students

With immediate effect

1 In Examination Decrees, 2000, p. 923, l. 1, before `1.' insert:

`EITHER

(a)'.

2 Ibid., l. 5, after `length.' insert (new line):

`OR

(b) 1. an annotated inventory of the proposed contents of the final portfolio of compositions and title of the supporting dissertation;

2. a portfolio of two or more well-contrasted compositions, with a total duration of approximately 25 minutes;

3. an essay relating to the proposed dissertation.'

3 Ibid., l. 7, after `(or thesis extract)' insert:

`, or inventory, thesis title, portfolio, and essay,'.

4 Ibid., delete ll. 20–3 and substitute:

`4. Final submission EITHER

(a) For the Degree of M.Litt. a thesis not exceeding 50,000 words, or for the Degree of D.Phil. a thesis not exceeding 100,000 words, exclusive of any text being edited but including notes, bibliography, glossary, appendices, etc.

OR

(b) For the Degree of M.Litt. a portfolio of compositions of no more than 30 minutes' duration and a supporting dissertation of up to 30,000 words. For the Degree of D.Phil. a portfolio of musical compositions, totalling approximately 45 minutes' duration, and a supporting dissertation of up to 45,000 words.'

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3 Board of the Faculty of Theology

(a) M.St. in Science and Religion

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

In Examination Decrees, 2000, p. 728, after l. 50 insert:

`Science and Religion

1. Each candidate will be required to follow a course of instruction for three terms and present himself or herself for examination in each of the three subjects prescribed below.

For papers I and II an essay of 5,000–7,000 words or three essays of 2,000–3,000 words each on titles proposed by the candidate and approved by the Faculty Board may be substituted for the written examination. Candidates intending to offer essays in place of an examination should make a written application for approval of the topic(s), to arrive at the Graduate Studies Office, University Offices, Wellington Square, Oxford, not later than Monday of fifth week in Hilary Term. The essays (two copies) must be typewritten and sent to the Chairman of Examiners for the M.St. in Science and Religion, c/o the Clerk of Schools, Examination Schools, High Street, Oxford, not later than fourteen days before the first day of the examination.

2. Each candidate will be required to present himself or herself for a viva voce examination unless individually exempted by the examiners.

3. A dissertation of not more than 15,000 words on a topic proposed by the candidate and approved by the Faculty Board may be submitted to meet the requirement for paper III. Candidates who wish to proceed to the M.Litt. or D.Phil. are advised that they should take this option, proposing a topic which they intend to make the subject of their thesis.

Candidates intending to take this option should make a written application for approval of the dissertation topic, to arrive at the Graduate Studies Office, University Offices, Wellington Square, Oxford, not later than Monday of fifth week in Hilary Term. All applications should be accompanied by a recommendation from the supervisor. The dissertation (two copies) must be typewritten and sent to the Chairman of Examiners for the M.St. in Science and Religion, c/o the Clerk of Schools, Examination Schools, High Street, Oxford, at least twenty-eight days before the first day of Michaelmas Term following the examination. The dissertation must be accompanied by a signed statement that it is the candidate's own work, except where otherwise indicated.

4. The examiners may award a distinction to candidates who have performed with special merit in the whole examination.

Schedule of Papers

I (a) Current Issues in Theology

Candidates will be expcted to discuss problems of theological method and to show a critical understanding of the main themes in systematic theology, taking account of the impact on Christian theology of contemporary philosophy, critical historical studies, the natural and social sciences, and non-Christian religions and ideologies. Further details of this paper are given under the regulations for the degree of M.Phil. in Theology (Christian Doctrine, Section D—Issues in Theology with special reference to Patristic Theology).

By permission of the Faculty Board paper (b) may be taken as an alternative:

(b) The Nature of Religion

The aim of this paper is to examine the main classical and contemporary approaches to the study of religions, the problems involved in the comparative study of religions, and the relation between religious belief, theology, and the study of religions. Further details of this paper are given under the regulations for the degree of Master of Studies in the Study of Religion, of which it is a component.

II The Nature of Science

The aim of this paper is to examine issues in the history and philosophy of science that illuminate the nature of science and the grounds on which scientific knowledge is routinely differentiated from other bodies of knowledge.

By studying crucial episodes in the history of science and cultural issues in the philosophy of science, students should develop a sound grasp of the foundations of scientific knowledge, the nature of scientific methods, and the changing world-views with which the sciences have been associated.

III Science and Religion

The focus of this paper will be on the relation between science and religion as they have been constructed in both past and present. Competing models of integration and separation will be evaluated with reference to specific case-studies, including major figures of the `scientific revolution' such as Galileo and Newton and such later thinkers as Faraday, Darwin, and Einstein.'

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(b) Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Theology

With immediate effect

1 In Examination Decrees, 2000, p. 819, delete ll. 14–16 and insert:

`A. Regulations for the course of instruction for the Master of Theology (in Applied Theology) at the participating institutions listed in the Schedule.'

2 Ibid., p. 822, after l. 21 insert:

`B. Regulations for the course of instruction for the Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Theology at the participating institutions listed in the Schedule.

1. The entry requirements for the course are as prescribed at A.1. above.

2. A candidate may complete the course either in ONE year full-time (residential) or TWO years part-time (non-residential).

3. Part-time candidates shall be required to attend courses of instruction organised by the participating institutions for one day a week during six terms, together with one three-day residential study conference organised by the Master of Theology Studies Committee in each of the two years of their course.

4. The examination will consist of an extended essay of up to 5,000 words on each of the four compulsory and two optional units of Part I of the M.Th. course as set out above. The regulations concerning extended essays are as prescribed at A.4. above.

5. No full-time student for the Diploma shall retain that status for more than six terms in all, and no part-time student for that award shall retain that status for more than nine terms in all.

6. Candidates who have successfully completed the Diploma at an appropriate level may subsequently proceed to Part II of the M.Th. on the recommendation of the M.Th. Studies Committee. At the discretion of the Committee, transfer of Diploma candidates to Part II of the M.Th. course may be allowed to those candidates who have reached the required standard in the four papers submitted by the end of their first year.'

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DEGREE OF DOCTOR OF MEDICINE

The Medical Sciences Board has granted leave to A. FARMER, Trinity, to supplicate for the Degree of Doctor of Medicine.

The evidence submitted by the candidate was entitled: `The psychological impact of screening for type 2 diabetes'.

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EXAMINATIONS FOR THE DEGREE OF DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY

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

Medical Sciences

G. ABECASIS, Queen's: `Methods for fine mapping complex traits in human pedigrees'.
Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics, Friday, 8 June, 5 p.m.
Examiners: M. Farrall, G.M. Lathrop.

R. FISHER, Keble: `Utrophin in therapy of Duchenne muscular dystrophy'.
Department of Human Anatomy and Genetics, Wednesday, 20 June, 2.30 p.m.
Examiners: M. van den Heuvel, G. Coulton.

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Social Sciences

L. MAUTINO, Hertford: `Privatisation, efficiency, and regulation in telecoms: issues and evidence from Argentina'.
Worcester, Wednesday, 18 July, 2 p.m.
Examiners: S. Cowan, C. Waddams.

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English Language and Literature

A. GILLESPIE, Corpus Christi: `Chaucer and Lydgate in print: the medieval author and the history of the book, 1476–1579'.
Examination Schools, Friday, 29 June, 9.30 a.m.
Examiners: H. Moore, D. Pearsall.

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Mathematical Sciences

YIFENG CHEN, Wolfson: `Formal methods for global synchrony'.
Computing Laboratory, Friday, 15 June, 2 p.m.
Examiners: C.B. Jones, D.B. Skillicorn.

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Physical Sciences

J. POMFRET, University: `The aerodynamics of gas turbine film cooling: the concentration measurement of endwall film cooling flows'.
Department of Engineering Science, Monday, 18 June, 2.30 p.m.
Examiners: C.J. Wood, P. Gostelow.

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Committee for Educational Studies

R. YAGI, St Cross: `Process analysis of a total literacy campaign in India: a case study of Udaipur District, Rajasthan'.
Department of Educational Studies, Wednesday, 20 June, 10 a.m.
Examiners: K. Sylva, A. Rogers.

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