Examinations and Boards

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APPOINTMENTS, REAPPOINTMENTS, AND CONFERMENTS OF TITLE

Corrigendum

In the list of appointments published in the Gazette of 26 April (p. 910), the entry for Dr Nir Vulkan should read as follows:

Appointments

UNIVERSITY LECTURER

Management

NIR VULKAN (B.SC. Tel Aviv, PH.D. London), Fellow of Worcester. In Management Studies (Business Economics). From 1 September 2001 until 31 August 2006.

Note: the dates of Dr Vulkan's appointment were previously given incorrectly.

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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

Professors, Readers, and University Lecturers who wish to lecture in the Schools next term are asked to make a booking by the end of the current term at the latest.

When booking, please indicate the number of students expected to attend the lecture; this information is essential if the total is expected to exceed 100.

All lectures should start on the hour, and afternoon lectures should finish by 6 p.m. to allow room for changeovers, lecturers should arrange to complete their lecture by five minutes to the hour.

Overhead and 35-mm projectors and a limited number of video and LCD projectors are available if booked twenty-four hours in advance. Microphones are provided in the Writing Schools.

Short familiarisation sessions (of ten to fifteen minutes' duration) can be arranged at convenient times. Please contact the Schools (details below) if you wish to arrange a familiarisation session.

All enquiries in respect of lecture bookings, facilities, and equipment should be addressed in the first instance to Martin Batchan (telephone: (2)76901, e-mail: martin.batchan@admin.ox.ac.uk).

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MATHEMATICAL AND PHYSICAL SCIENCES BOARD

Supplementary subjects for Chemistry

The following subjects will be taught and examined during 2001–2.

Aromatic and heterocyclic pharmaceutical chemistry

Lectures: (16) hours in MT; (16) hours in HT

Examined: end of HT

History and Philosophy of Science

Lectures: 8 hours in MT; 8 hours in HT

Examined: end of HT

Quantum Chemistry

Lectures: 16 hours in MT; 16 hours in HT

Examined: end of HT

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CHANGES IN REGULATIONS

With the approval of the Educational Policy and Standards Committee of Council, the following changes in regulations made by divisional boards and the Continuing Education Board will come into effect on 25 May.

1 Life and Environmental Sciences Board

(a) Degree of M.Sc. by Coursework

With effect from 1 October 2001

In Examination Decrees, 2000, p. 807, after l. 7, as amended by Gazette, p. 801, insert new cl. 1 as follows and renumber existing cll. 1–7 as 2–8:

`1. The Life and Environmental Sciences Divisional Board shall elect for the supervision of the course a Standing Committee, which shall have power to arrange lectures and other instruction. The course director will be responsible to this organising committee.'

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(b) Honour School of Natural Science (Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry)

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

1 In Examination Decrees, 2000, p. 430, l. 18, delete `faculty board' and substitute `Sub-faculty of Biochemistry'.

2 Ibid., ll. 48–9, delete `Board of the Faculty of Biological Sciences' and substitute `Sub-faculty of Biochemistry'.

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2 Mathematical and Physical Sciences Board

(a) Honour School of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences

With effect from 1 October 2004 (for first examination in 2005)

1 In Examination Decrees, 2000, p. 285, after decree establishing the Honour School of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences, insert:

`(ii) Regulations

1. The examination will consist of Sections as, a, bs, b, os and o. The papers of Sections a and b will respectively be the papers of the sections a and b of the Final Honour School of Mathematical Sciences. Two papers will be set in Section as and three in Section bs. The subjects available in Section os and in Section o will be those approved not later than the Michaelmas Term of the year preceding the academic year in which the relevant examination is held, and an extended essay (subject os1). From amongst the approved subjects in sections os and o, some subjects may be designated as of special interest to this joint school.

2. (a) Every candidate shall either take eight papers or take seven papers and submit an extended essay.

(b) Every candidate shall take Paper a1, Paper a2, Paper as1 together with at least one paper from Paper as2 and section a (a3, a4, a6).

(c) Every candidate shall take Paper bs1, at least one of bs2 and bs3, together with at most one from section b (b1, b2, b3, b4, b5, b6, b7, b9).

(d) Every candidate shall take one subject from sections os and o, except that if a designated paper is offered then a further paper from sections o and os may be offered.

3. (a) Each paper from Section as and each paper from Section bs, except Paper bs1, will contain eight questions.

(b) Paper bs1 will contain seven questions.

(c) Approval of Section os subjects, other than for the extended essay, will be given by the Academic Committee of the Department of Statistics by not later than the Michaelmas Term of the year preceding the academic year in which the relevant examination is held. Candidates are not permitted to offer a paper on a subject they have previously offered for another examination in the University, other than for the Honour School of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences.

4. (a) Paper as2 shall not require knowledge of paper as1.

(b) Each paper from Section bs shall not require knowledge from any other Section bs paper.

5. Each of the papers below will be of three hours' duration, except Paper bs1 which will be of two and a half hours' duration.

6. In Paper bs1 candidates shall be assessed as to their practical ability under the following provisions.

(a) the Head of the Department of Statistics, or a deputy, shall make available to the examiners evidence showing the extent to which each candidate has pursued an adequate course of practical work.

(b) Candidates shall submit their reports on practical exercises completed during their course of study to the Chairman of the Examiners, Honour School of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences, Examination Schools, Oxford, by Monday of the fifth week of the Trinity Term in which the examination is held. The Chairman of the Examiners shall notify candidates of the collection point for these reports. For a report on an exercise to be considered by the examiners, it must be signed by a demonstrator and must be accompanied by a statement that it is the candidate's own work except where otherwise indicated.

(c) The examiners shall take the evidence (a) and reports (b) into account in assessing the candidate's performance.

7. Extended essay (subject os1)

(a) Subject, authorship, and format. The subject of the extended essay shall be a topic in statistics, probability or discrete mathematics. Every essay shall be the candidate's own work. The candidate's tutor, or a person of equivalent seniority approved by the Chairman of the Academic Committee of the Department of Statistics, may discuss with the candidate the field of study, recommend references, discuss presentation and read and comment on a first draft. Candidates shall sign a certificate to the effect that the essay is their own work, except as permitted by this regulation or where acknowledgement is made, and this certificate shall be placed in a sealed envelope bearing the candidate's examination number and presented together with the essay. Essays should be typed and must be held firmly in a stiff cover. Its length should not exceed the equivalent of 7,500 words (excluding diagrams, tables, references, and texts of computer programs).

(b) Approval of topic. Candidates intending to offer an extended essay (os1) shall, after consultation with their tutors, submit through their colleges to the Chairman of the Academic Committee of the Department of Statistics the title that they propose together with

—a brief explanation of the subject of the essay;

—a letter of approval from the candidate's tutor or other person approved under (a) above.

No essay will be accepted if it has already been submitted, wholly or substantially, for a final honour school, other than Mathematical and Statistical Sciences under subject os1, or for another degree of this University or for a degree of any other institution.

The application shall be made not earlier than the first day of Trinity Full Term in the year preceding the examination and not later than Friday of fifth week of the Michaelmas Full Term preceding the examination. The Academic Committee of the Department of Statistics will decide as soon as possible and in any case not later than Monday of the seventh week of Michaelmas Full Term preceding the examination, whether or not to approve the proposal, and will advise the candidate forthwith. Details of approved subjects shall be forwarded by the chairman of the committee to the Chairman of Examiners not later than the first day of the following Hilary Full Term.

(c) Submission. Essays (two copies), identified by the candidate's examination number only, must be sent to the Chairman of Examiners, Honour School of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences, Examination Schools, Oxford, to arrive not later than noon on the Friday of the first week following the end of the Hilary Full Term preceding the examination. At the same time, the tutor or other person approved under (a) above shall submit to the Chairman of Examiners a confidential report the purpose of which is to assist the examiners to determine how much assistance the candidate has received in the preparation of the essay; this report will be on a form supplied for the purpose by the Chairman of Examiners. A candidate may withdraw notice of submission of an essay at any time and shall be deemed to have done so if the essay is not submitted by the time and date specified unless a special dispensation is received from the Proctors. The examiners will give an essay the weight of one paper.

8. The examiners will not provide calculators, but will permit the use of any hand-held pocket calculator subject to the conditions set out under the heading `use of calculators in examinations' in the Special Regulations concerning Examinations.

2 Ibid., after decree establishing the Pass School of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences, insert:

`(ii) Regulations

1. Candidates will be required to offer the following elements of the examination for the Honour School of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences:

Papers a1, a2, as1, bs1 and a further 2 papers taken from sections a, as, b, bs, o and os, provided that not more than one subject may be taken from sections o and os combined.

2. The examiners will not provide calculators, but will permit the use of any hand-held pocket calculator, subject to the conditions set out under the heading `use of calculators in examinations' in the Special Regulations concerning Examinations.

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(b) Honour School of Mathematics and Statistics

With effect from 1 October 2005 (for first examination in 2006)

1 In Examination Decrees, 2000, p. 301, after decree establishing the Honour School of Mathematics and Statistics, insert:

`(ii) Regulations

The examination will be in two parts. Part I will consist of Sections a, as, b and bs. Part II will consist of Section c. The papers in Part I will be those prescribed for Sections a and b in the Honour School of Mathematical Sciences, and for Sections as and bs and designated papers from sections os and o in the Honour School of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences.

2. (a) Every candidate shall take eight papers in Part 1.

(b) Every candidate shall take Paper a1, Paper a2 and Paper as1 and shall also take one or two papers from section as and section a. c) Every candidate shall take Paper bs1 and at least one of Paper bs2 and Paper bs3. The remaining papers shall be from Section bs and Section b, except that one of the designated papers from sections os and o may be taken.

3. (a) Each paper from Section as, and each paper from Section bs will contain eight questions, except Paper bs1.

(b) Paper bs1 will contain seven questions.

4. (a) Paper as2 will not require knowledge of paper as1.

(b) Each paper from Section bs shall not require knowledge from any other Section bs paper.

5. Candidates offering Papers bs1 and such of the subjects of Section c as are designated to contain a practical element, shall be assessed as to their practical ability under the following provisions.

(a) Concerning Paper bs1 and Section c subjects in Statistics, the Head of the Department of Statistics, or a deputy, shall make available to the examiners evidence showing the extent to which each candidate has pursued an adequate course of practical work.

(b) Candidates shall submit their reports of practical exercises completed during their course of study to the Chairman of Examiners, Honour School of Mathematics and Statistics, Examinations Schools, Oxford, by Monday of the fifth week of the Trinity Term in which the examination is held. The Chairman of the Examiners shall notify candidates of the collection point for these reports.For a report on an exercise to be considered by the examiners, it must be signed by a demonstrator and must be accompanied by a statement that it is the candidate's own work except where otherwise indicated.

(c) The examiners shall take the evidence (a) and reports (b), into account in assessing the candidate's performance.

6. In Section c, candidates are required to offer one of the following options. Except in exceptional circumstances, in which candidates have prior written approval from the Chairman of the Academic Committee of the Department of Statistics, they will be required to offer option (II).

(I) Four papers: cl, c2, c3 and c4. The subjects of the papers will be

(a) the subjects of an approved list of lecture courses, which list will be revised each year by the Academic Committee of the Department of Statistics in Trinity Term for the following academic year, and

(b) additional subjects proposed by candidates and approved by the Chairman of the Academic Committee of the Department of Statistics not later than the beginning of the eighth week of Michaelmas Full Term (a candidate who wishes to propose an additional subject must make the proposal through his or her college to the Secretary to the departmental Academic Committee, Department of Statistics, 1 South Parks Road, not later than the Friday of the fifth week of the Michaelmas Full Term preceding the examination). These must be either the subjects of other lecture courses or subjects specified by detailed syllabuses submitted by the candidate. Candidates will be promptly advised of the Academic Committee's decision. Details of the specially approved subjects shall be forwarded by the secretary of the Academic Committee to senior mathematics tutors and the Chairman of the Examiners not later than the first day of Hilary Full Term.

(c) Papers c1 and c2 will each contain two questions on each of the subjects of approved lecture courses given in Michaelmas Term. Papers c3 and c4 will each contain two questions on each of the subjects of approved lecture courses given in Hilary Term and of additional subjects approved under (b) above.

(II) Three papers: c1, c2 and c5, and a dissertation

(a) The subjects of Paper c5 will be taken from those specified above for Papers c3 and c4. Candidates shall choose not more than two approved subjects and on entering for the examination by the date prescribed must give notice of their choice to the Registrar. The paper will contain four questions on each subject for which such notice is given.

(b) Dissertation

(i) Subject, authorship, and format. The subject of the dissertation shall be a project which shall be supervised by a member of the Sub-faculty of Statistics or of the Sub-faculty of Mathematics or, in exceptional circumstances, by some other person of equivalent seniority approved by the Chairman of the Academic Committee of the Department of Statistics. Every dissertation shall be the candidate's own work; it may, for example, be a computation based on known results or a critical review of published statistics or mathematics. The supervisor may discuss with the candidate the field of study, recommend references, and discuss what methods are appropriate: the supervisor may also read and comment on the first draft. Candidates shall sign a certificate to the effect that the dissertation is their own work, except as permitted by this regulation or where acknowledgement is made, and this certificate shall be placed in a sealed envelope bearing the candidate's examination number and presented together with the dissertation. The dissertation should be typed and must be held firmly in a stiff cover. Its length should not exceed the equivalent of 10,000 words (excluding diagrams, tables, references, and texts of computer programs).

(ii) Approval of topic. Candidates intending to offer a dissertation shall, after consultation with their tutors, submit through their colleges to the Chairman of the Academic Committee of the Department of Statistics the title that they propose together with

—a brief description of the project which will be the subject of the dissertation;

—a letter of approval from the person who has agreed to act as supervisor (a potential supervisor may be approached either by the candidate or through the candidate's tutor: alternatively advice may be sought at an earlier stage from the Projects Committee).

No dissertation will be accepted if it has already been submitted, wholly or substantially, for any degree of this University or of any other institution, other than for the final honour schools in this University, of Mathematics or Mathematics and Statistics or Mathematics and Philosophy as specified under option (i).

The application shall be made not earlier than the first day of Trinity Full Term in the year preceding the examination and not later than Friday of the fifth week of the Michaelmas Full Term preceding the examination. The Academic Committee of the Department of Statistics will decide as soon as possible, and in any case not later than Monday of the seventh week of the Michaelmas Full Term preceding the examination, whether or not to approve the proposal, and will advise the candidate forthwith. Details of approved projects shall be forwarded by the chairman of the committee to the Chairman of the Examiners not later than the first day of the following Hilary Full Term.

(iii) Submission. Dissertations (two copies), identified by the candidate's examination number only, must be sent to the Chairman of the Examiners, Honour School of Mathematics and Statistics, Examination Schools, Oxford, to arrive not later than noon on the Friday of the first week following the end of the Hilary Full Term preceding the examination. At the same time the supervisor shall submit to the Chairman of the Examiners a confidential report the purpose of which is to assist the examiners to determine how much assistance the candidate has received in the preparation of the dissertation; this report will be on a form supplied for the purpose by the Chairman of the Examiners. A candidate may withdraw notice of submission of a dissertation at any time and shall be deemed to have done so if the dissertation is not submitted by the time and date specified unless a special dispensation is received from the Proctors.

7. Candidates will be required to satisfy the examiners of their competence in statistical subjects in section c.

8. Candidates can gain the highest honours by preparing no more than six Section c subjects, the dissertation being given the weight of two Section c subjects.

9. Each of the papers listed in the regulations will be of three hours' duration, with the exception of Paper c5 which will be of two hours' duration, and Paper bs1 which will be of two and a half hours' duration.

10. The examiners will not provide calculators, but will permit the use of any hand-held pocket calculator subject to the conditions set out under the heading `use of calculators in examinations' in the Special Regulations concerning Examinations.'

2 Ibid., after decree establishing the Pass School of Mathematics and Statistics, insert:

`(ii) Regulations

1. Candidates will be required to offer the following elements of the examination for the Honour School of Mathematics and Statistics: Papers a1, a2, as1 and a further three papers/subjects taken from Sections a, as, b, bs, and Papers os2 and os3 in Part 1, together with four subjects from Section c in Part II. A candidate may offer a dissertation in place of two of the four Section c subjects, in accordance with the regulations for a dissertation in the Honour School of Mathematics and Statistics.

2. The examiners will not provide calculators, but will permit the use of any hand-held pocket calculator, subject to the conditions set out under the heading `use of calculators in examinations' in the Special Regulations concerning Examinations.'

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(c) Preliminary Examination in certain Physical Sciences

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

In Examination Decrees 2000, p. 98, l. 34, delete `Metallurgy and Science of Materials' and substitute `Materials Science'.

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(d) Honour School of Natural Science

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

1 In Examination Decrees 2000, p. 426, l. 33, delete `Metallurgy and Science of Materials' and substitute `Materials Science'.

2 Ibid., p. 427, l. 25, delete `(MSOM)' and substitute `(Materials Science)'.

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(ii) With effect from 1 October 2003 (for first examination in 2004)

1 In Examination Decrees 2000, p. 419, l. 15, ibid., l. 30, and p. 428, l. 32, in each case delete `Metallurgy and Science of Materials' and substitute `Materials Science'.

2 Ibid., p. 426, l. 20, delete `METALLURGY AND SCIENCE OF MATERIALS' and substitute `MATERIALS SCIENCE'.

3 Ibid., p. 428, l. 10, delete `Metallurgy' and substitute `Materials Science'.

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(e) Pass School of Natural Science

With effect from 1 October 2003 (for first examination in 2004)

1 In Examination Decrees 2000, p. 437, l. 36, delete `Metallurgy and Science of Materials' and substitute `Materials Science'.

2 Ibid., l. 39, ibid, ll. 40--1, ibid, l. 43, in each case delete `Metallurgy and Science of Materials' and substitute `Materials Science'.

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3 Continuing Education Board

(a) Postgraduate Diploma in Software Engineering

With immediate effect

In Examination Decrees, 2000, p. 1018, l. 21, delete cl. 3 and substitute:

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

(a) attendance at seven courses chosen from those in the Schedule for the M.Sc. in Software Engineering, comprising a programme of study approved by the Programme Director;

(b) submission of seven written assignments based on the courses chosen in 3(a) above.

These shall be forwarded to the examiners for consideration by such dates as the examiners shall determine and shall notify to candidates and tutors;

(c) a viva voce examination, unless individually dispensed by the examiners.'

(b) M.Sc. in Software Engineering

With immediate effect

1 In Examination Decrees, 2000, p. 815, l. 19, delete cl. 3 and substitute:

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

(a) attendance at a practical course and nine further courses courses chosen from those in the Schedule for the M.Sc. in Software Engineering, comprising a programme of study approved by the Programme Director;

(b) submission of an assignment based on the practical course;

(c) submission of nine written assignments based on the courses chosen in 3(a) above;

(d) a dissertaton of not more than 20,000 words (including appendices and footnotes but excluding bibliography) on a subject selected by the candidate in consultation with the supervisor and approved by the Programme Director;

(e) a viva voce examination, unless individually dispensed by the examiners.

The assignments under (b) and (c) and two typewritten or printed copies of the dissertation shall be forwarded to the examiners for consideration by such dates as the examiners shall determine and shall notify to candidates, supervisors, and tutors. The dissertation must be accompanied by a statement that it is the candidate's work except where otherwise indicated.'

2 Ibid., p. 816, delete the current schedule of courses and substitute:

`Schedule

(i) Software Engineering Mathematics.

(ii) Specification and Design.

(iii) Functional Programming.

(iv) Concurrency and Distributed Systems.

(v) Software Development Management.

(vi) Software Testing.

(vii) Object orientation.

(viii) Object-oriented Programming.

(ix) Object-oriented Design.

(x) Distributed Objects.

(xi) Design Patterns.

(xii) Advanced Concurrency Tools.

(xiii) Advanced Software Development.

(xiv) Machine-Assisted Software Engineering.

(xv) Management of Risk and Quality.

(xvi) Safety Critical Systems.

(xvii) Security Principles.

(xviii) Requirements Engineering.

(xix) Performance Modelling.

(xx) Any other module as defined by the course director and approved by the standing committee.

In June and December each year a list of modules will be published in the University Gazette. Each such list, which will have been approved by the standing committee and which will be a selection from the full set above, will contain those modules which will be available during the following nine months.'

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(c) M.St. in English Local History

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

In Examination Decrees, 2000, transfer the text currently set out from p. 696, l. 35, to p. 697, l. 46, so as to follow p. 784, l. 41.

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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:

Life and Environmental Sciences

E. BEN-ZE'EV, Wolfson: `Narratives of exile: Palestinian refugee reflections on three villages, Tirat Haifa, 'Ein Hawd, and Ijzim'.
Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, Monday, 14 May, 11 a.m.
Examiners: G.L. Bowman, W.R. James.

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Medical Sciences

C. AKERMAN, Magdalen: `The development of functional connectivity in the mammalian geniculocortical pathway'.
St John's, Monday, 14 May, 10 a.m.
Examiners: A. Parker, M. Sherman.

J. GARDNER, Linacre: `Characterisation of the vaccinia virus gene A39R'.
Weatherall Institute of Molecular Medicine, Tuesday, 15 May, 10 a.m.
Examiners: A. McMichael, M.A. Skinner.

N. HUTCHINGS, Merton: `Proteome analysis in immunology'.
Department of Biochemistry, Friday, 18 May, 2 p.m.
Examiners: A. Law, A. Johnstone.

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Social Sciences

S. CLARKE, Balliol: `State paternalism and the neutrality–perfectionism debate'.
Nuffield, Friday, 18 May, 11 a.m.
Examiners: D. Miller, S. Caney.

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Clinical Medicine

N. EVANGELOU, St Anne's: `Approaches to defining axonal loss in multiple sclerosis'.
Radcliffe Infirmary, Monday, 14 May, 9 a.m.
Examiners: J. Morris, N. Scolding.

P. PRIEST, Wolfson: `Antibacterial use and antibacterial resistance in the community'.
Institute of Health Sciences, Thursday, 31 May, 10 a.m.
Examiners: A. Harnden, C. Wilkinson.

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English Language and Literature

S. DUKE, Somerville: `Recreating history: literary depictions of Iceland's conversion to Christianity, 1100–1300'.
English Faculty, Wednesday, 23 May, 11 a.m.
Examiners: C. Larrington, J. Jesch.

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Literae Humaniores

L. ALLAIS, Merton: `An interpretation and defence of Kant's transcendental idealism'.
Examination Schools, Friday, 15 June 2.30 p.m.
Examiners: P. Strawson, R. Stern.

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Medieval and Modern Languages

C.C. STEVENS, Pembroke: `Readings in Boccaccio: the early visualisations of the Filstrato and the Ninfale Fiesolano'.
Christ Church, Thursday, 5 July, 2.30 p.m.
Examiners: M.L. McLaughlin, J. Usher.

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Modern History

I. THEIEN, St Hilda's: `Norwegian Fascism 1933–40: the position of the Nasjonal Samling in Norwegian politics'.
Magdalen, Monday, 21 May, 3 p.m.
Examiners: N. Stargardt, B. Hagtvet.

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Oriental Studies

SUI-WAI CHEUNG, St Antony's: `The state, canal transport, and market integration in eighteenth-century China'.
Institute for Chinese Studies, Wednesday, 23 May, 3 p.m.
Examiners: L. Newby, J. McDermott.

R. HERD, St Cross: `The influence of Japanese Shimpa drama on the birth and development of Chinese early modern drama'.
Queen's, Wednesday, 16 May, 2 p.m.
Examiners: P.T. Harries, D. Rimmington.

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Physical Sciences

J. PALACIOS, Wolfson: `A determination of the mass and width of the W boson at LEP2'.
Nuclear Physics Laboratory, Wednesday, 6 June, 2 p.m.
Examiners: T. Weidberg, D. Charlton.

D. WILLIAMS, St Edmund Hall: `Modelling crustal earthquakes as propagating shear faults in a layered Earth'.
Department of Engineering Science, Thursday, 24 May, 10 a.m.
Examiners: D. Hills, J. Haines.

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Social Studies

L. LE CORNU, Wolfson: `A small state's struggle for independence in the post-Soviet period: Azerbaijani–Russian relations, 1991–9'.
St Antony's, Monday, 14 May, 2 p.m.
Examiners: E. Herzig, A. Pravda.

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Committee for Educational Studies

M. HYDE, Christ Church: `An American study abroad programme: considering the premise'.
Examination Schools, Thursday, 21 June, 11 a.m.
Examiners: D. Phillips, P.S. Leuner.

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