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 *BYELECTIONS TO DIVISIONAL
BOARDS 14
June
 *Mathematical and Physical Sciences
Board: Nomination received
 Social Sciences Board: no nominations have been received to fill the two vacancies on
the
Social Sciences Board, which therefore lapse to the ViceChancellor and Proctors jointly
(Examination Decrees and Regulations, Ch. II, Sect. IV, 2, 6;
Statutes, 2000, p. 239).
 *FACULTY BOARD BYELECTION
14 June

No nominations have been received to fill the vacancy on the English Board, which therefore
lapses to the ViceChancellor and Proctors jointly (Examination Decrees and
Regulations, Ch. II, Sect. IV, 2, 6; Statutes, 2000, p. 239).
 *BYELECTIONS TO DIVISIONAL
BOARDS 21
June
 LIFE AND ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES BOARD
 MATHEMATICAL AND PHYSICAL SCIENCES
BOARD
 CHANGES IN REGULATIONS
 EXAMINATIONS FOR THE DEGREE OF DOCTOR
OF PHILOSOPHY
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LIFE AND ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES BOARD
M.Sc. in Biology (Integrative Bioscience)
The approved subjects for which courses will be offered in 20012 for the Research in the
Biosciences component of the M.Sc. in Biology (Integrative Bioscience) are as follows:
Research in Animal Behaviour
Research in Cell and Development Biology
Research in Ecology and Conservation of Biodiversity
Research in Mathematical Biology
Research in Ornithology
Candidates will be required to submit practical notebooks for all the courses and to show
advanced knowledge of three of the approved subjects, by submitting three extended essays
on topics approved by the course organisers, in addition to submission of a practical
notebook and an extended essay relating to the Techniques in Molecular Biology course.
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MATHEMATICAL AND PHYSICAL
SCIENCES BOARD
Honour School of Mathematics 2002
The Teaching Committee of the Department of Mathematics has approved the
following list of lecture courses for Section c of the Honour School of
Mathematics for examination in Trinity Term 2002.
Model Theory
Axiomatic Set Theory
Gödel Incompleteness Theorems
Group Theory
Lie Algebras
Representation Theory
Differentiable Manifolds
Algebraic Topology
Spectral Analysis and Functional Calculus
Analytic Topology
Banach and C*algebras
Martingales and Stochastic Analysis
Perturbation Methods
Function Spaces for Applications
Mathematics and the Environment
Applied Solid Mechanics
Calculus of Variations
General Relativity
Further Quantum Theory
Quantum Electrodynamics
Complexity and Cryptography
Algebraic Number Theory
Mathematical Genetics
Bayesian Statistics
Pattern Recognition and Expert Systems
Numerical Linear Algebra and Approximation
Finite Element Methods for Partial Differential Equations
Introduction to Continuous Optimization
Lambda Calculus
Domain Theory
Game Semantics
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Honour School of Mathematics and
Honour School of Mathematical Sciences 2003
The Teaching Committee of the Department of Mathematics has approved the
following list of subjects for Paper b10 of the Honour School of Mathematics
and the Honour School of Mathematical Sciences for examination in Trinity
Term 2003.
Mathematical Ecology and Biology
Nonlinear Systems
Communication Theory
Combinatorial Optimisation
Elementary Number Theory
Applied Probability
Stochastic Processes
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Honour School of Computer Science:
Section II and II(MC) 2003
The following subjects have been approved for the Honour School of
Computer Science, Trinity Term 2003.
Section II.1 Further Algorithms and Complexity
Section II.2 Computer Graphics, Splines and Computational
Geometry
Section II.3 Intelligent Systems
Section II.4 Object Oriented Programming
Section II.5 Theoretical Computer Science
Topics may vary from year to year and may include Lambda Calculus,
Domain Theory, Model Theory, Gödel Incompleteness Theorems,
Axiomatic Set Theory.
Synopses of the topics to be offered will be circulated to undergraduates
in the Trinity Term preceding the examination.
Options II.3 and II.4 will have onethird practical weight and a twohour
examination. Option II.2 will have onesixth practical weight and a twoanda
halfhour examination. Options II.1 and II.5 will have no practicals and a
threehour examination.
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Honour School of Mathematics and
Computer Science 2003
The subjects approved for Section II(MC) in the Honour School of
Mathematics and Computer Science, Trinity Term 2003, will be the same as
those for Section II of the Honour School of Computer Science 2003.
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M.Sc. in Mathematics and the
Foundations of Computer Science 2001–2
The Supervisory Committee has approved the following courses for 20012.
Section A
Schedule I
Axiomatic Set Theory
Gödel Incompleteness Theorems
Model Theory
Group Theory
Lie Algebras
Elementary Number Theory
Analytic Topology
Lambda Calculus
Domain Theory
Schedule II
Commutative Algebra
Geometric Group Theory
Representation Theory
Algebraic Number Theory
General Topology
Section B
Schedule I
Applied Probability
Combinatorial Optimisation
Communication Theory
Complexity and Cryptography
Parallel Algorithms
Schedule II
Computational Algebra
Algorithmic Number Theory
Computational Number Theory
Randomised Algorithms
Complexity and Constraints
Game Semantics
Theory of Mobile Processes
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M.Sc. in Computer Science 2002
In accordance with the examination regulations for the M.Sc. in Computer
Science (Examination Decrees, 2000, p. 764), notice is hereby given that the
list of options for examination in 2002 will be:
Schedule A
Computer Architecture
Concurrency
Functional Programming
Mathematics for Software Engineering
Procedural Programming or Formal Program Design I
Schedule B
Distributed Systems
Compilers
Formal Program Design II
Object Oriented Programming I
Object Oriented Programming II
Operating Systems
Parallel Scientific Computation
Software Specification and Design
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SUBFACULTY OF ENGINEERING SCIENCE
Honour School of Engineering
Science Part II 2002
Candidates must offer three papers from those listed below. Two papers must
be chosen from one of Lists 1, 2, 3, 4, or 5, in which each paper will assume
knowledge of material examined in the corresponding Part I paper B1, B2,
B3, B4, or B5. The third paper must be chosen from one of the other five
Lists.
List 1 Mechanical Engineering
C1A Thermofluids
C1B Mechanical Properties of Materials
C1C Solid Mechanics
List 2 Civil Engineering
C2A Structures and Fluids
C2B Geotechnics
List 3 Electrical Engineering
C3A Optoelectronics
C3B Digital Electronics
C3C Analogue Electronics
List 4 Information Engineering
C4A Control Systems
C4B Information Engineering
List 5 Chemical Engineering
C5A Chemical Processes
C5B Chemical Technology
List 6 (no prerequisite Bpaper)
C6A Production Engineering
C6B Engineering Mathematics
Information about content of the various papers is published in the General
Scheme of Lectures for Engineering Science.
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STANDING COMMITTEE FOR THE HONOUR SCHOOL OF
ENGINEERING AND MATERIALS
Honour School of Engineering and
Materials Part II 2002
The Standing Committee for the Honour School of Engineering and Materials
has approved the following schedule for the written papers in Part II of the
Honour School of Engineering and Materials 2002.
(a) Electronic Materials Engineering
EME1. Design and Fabrication: Devices and VLSI
Operation and performance of discrete devices; growth and characterisation
of crystals; semiconductor device fabrication and design; VLSI Logic;
performance limits and failure analysis of devices.
EME2. Advanced Electrical Materials
Advanced electronic properties of materials; novel electronic materials and
devices; superconductivity: materials and devices; structure and electrical
properties of defects in crystals; optoelectronic materials.
EME3. Optoelectronics
Fundamentals of optics; optoelectronic components; imaging and display;
optoelectronic systems.
(b) Structural Materials Engineering
SME1. Materials Processing
Melt processing; processing of polymers; processing of ceramics; powder
processing; welding and joining.
SME2. Advanced Structural Materials
Creep and superplasticity; advanced ceramics; composite materials; polymer
molecules, microstructures and mechanical properties; advanced engineering
alloys—design and applications.
SME3. Design and Performance
Corrosion and protection; elastic continua; applied elasticity and plasticity;
fracture; fatigue; introduction to production engineering.
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STANDING COMMITTEE FOR THE HONOUR SCHOOL OF
ENGINEERING AND COMPUTING SCIENCE
Honour School of Engineering and
Computing Science Part II 2002
The Standing Committee for the Honour School of Engineering and
Computing Science has approved the following subjects for examination in
Part II of the Honour School of Engineering and Computing Science 2002.
Undergraduates may choose up to two papers from this list.
C3A Optoelectronics
C3B Digital Electronics
C3C Analogue Electronics
C4A Control systems
C4B Information engineering
C6B Engineering mathematics
Each of the papers in the series C3 and C4 will assume knowledge of the
material examined in the corresponding Part I paper, B3 Electrical
Engineering, or B4 Information Engineering.
Information about the various papers is published in the General Scheme of
Lectures for Engineering Science.
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Honour School of Engineering and
Computing Science Part II 2003
The Standing Committee for the Honour School of Engineering and
Computing Science has approved the following subjects for examination in
Part II of the Honour School of Engineering and Computing Science 2003.
Undergraduates may choose up to two papers from this list, excepting any
paper from ECS3 and ECS5 already offered in Part I.
Section I.1 Formal Program Design (as for Section I.1 of
the Honour School of Computer Science)
Section II.2 Computer Graphics, Splines, and
Computational Geometry (as for Section II.2 of the Honour School of
Computer Science 2003)
Section II.3 Intelligent Systems (as for Section II.3 of the
Honour School of Computer Science 2003)
Section II.4 Object Oriented Programming (as for Section
II.4 of the Honour School of Computer Science 2003)
ECS3 Compilers and Programming Languages (Honour
School of Computer Science Paper I.2)
ECS5 Computer Architecture and Operating Systems
(Honour School of Computer Science, Paper I.4)
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CHANGES IN REGULATIONS
With the approval of the Educational Policy and Standards Committee of
Council, and, where applicable, of the Social Sciences Board, the following
changes in regulations made by the Mathematical and Physical Sciences Board
and the Board of the Faculty of Law will come into effect on 29 June.
1 Mathematical and Physical Sciences
Board
Honour School of Natural Science (Chemistry)
With immediate effect
In Examination Decrees, 2000, p. 424, delete ll. 1322 and substitute:
`(ii) any other person nominated by the Head of the Subdepartment and
approved by the Chemistry Academic Committee. A second cosupervisor
defined under (i) above must also be nominated and approved. Applications
for project approval, including the names of a supervisor and a cosupervisor
and a short project summary (not more than 250 words), should be sent by the
student to the Chemistry Graduate Studies Committee, c/o Chemistry
Subfaculty Office, New Chemistry Laboratory, South Parks Road, by Friday
of the first week of Hilary Full Term preceding the Part II examination.
Candidates who are uncertain whether their intended Part II supervision is in
category (ii) above should consult their Chemistry Tutor or the Chemistry
Subfaculty Office.'
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2 Board of the Faculty of Law
BCL and M.Juris
With effect from 1 October 2001 (for first examination in 2002)
1 In Examination Decrees, 2000, p.945, after l.12 insert `Corporate
and
Business Taxation;'.
2 Ibid., p. 948, after l. 23 insert:
`7. Corporate and Business Taxation Taxation of income profits and capital
gains of sole traders, partnerships and corporations; corporation tax and
taxation of distributions; close companies, groups, consortia, reconstructions
and mergers; alternative methods of taxing corporations and other businesses;
VAT and stamp duty (outline only); aspects of capital gains tax and
inheritance tax reliefs relating to business; antiavoidance legislation. Foreign
element: residence and source; double taxation treaties; EC tax harmonisation;
international antiavoidance.'
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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
C. WYKOFF, St Hugh's: `The hypoxia regulated transciptome and its expression in
cancer'.
Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics, Thursday, 28 June, 9.30 a.m.
Examiners: S. Bhattacharya, I. Stratford.
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Social Sciences
G. HART, St Antony's: `Thomas Jefferson's ideal of the
republic in twentyfirstcentury America'.
Examination Schools, Thursday, 12 July, 11 a.m.
Examiners: M. Philp, J. Gaddis.
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Biological Sciences
M. DIXON, Wolfson: `The anaerobic metabolism of Potamogeton
pectinatus L, an aquatic monocot with marked tolerance to the prolonged absence
of oxygen'.
Department of Plant Sciences, Tuesday, 19 June, 2 p.m.
Examiners: N.J. Kruger, S. Rawsthorne.
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Literae Humaniores
R. ARMSTRONG, Balliol: `Cretan woman: Pasiphae, Ariadne, and Phaedra in Latin
literature'.
Corpus Christi, Friday, 22 June, 2 p.m.
Examiners: S.J. Harrison, M. Wyke.
R. ATANASSOVA, St John's: `Doctrine, polemic, and literary traditions in some hexameter
poems of Prudentius'.
Corpus Christi, Friday, 13 July, 11 a.m.
Examiners: S.J. Harrison, G. Clark.
W. HENRY, Merton: `A commentary on selected Nemean Odes of Pindar'.
Jesus, Wednesday, 20 June, 11.30 a.m.
Examiners: A. D'Angour, J. Diggle.
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Mathematical Sciences
E.C.E. SOUSA, St John's: `Finite differences for the convection diffusion equation: on
stability and boundary
conditions'.
Computing Laboratory, Friday, 6 July, 10 a.m.
Examiners: E. SŸli, I. Castro.
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Modern History
A. MCDOUGALL, St Antony's: `From Tag X to the Prague Spring: crisis points in the
history of the Free German Youth (FDJ), 1952–68'.
St Antony's, Monday, 25 June, 2 p.m.
Examiners: A.J. Nicholls, M. Fulbrook.
E. O'BRIEN, St Hugh's: `The cult of St Edward the Confessor 1066–1399'.
St Catherine's, Monday, 18 June, 2 p.m.
Examiners: G. Rosser, R. Bartlett.
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Oriental Studies
A.N. LANE, St Catherine's: ``Abd alGhani alNabulusi's (1641–1731) commentary
on Ibn `Arabi's Fusus al Hikam: an analysis and interpretation'.
Oriental Institute, Monday, 23 July, 2 p.m.
Examiners: G. van Gelder, S. Sviri.
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Physical Sciences
R. COX, St Hugh's: `A biomimetic approach to CP225,917 and CP263,114'.
Dyson Perrins Laboratory, Friday, 6 July, 2 p.m.
Examiners: M.M. Moloney, R.C. Whitehead.
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Theology
I. IRIBARREN, Balliol: `The Trinitarian controversy between Durandus of St Pourcain and
the Dominican Order in the early fourteenth century: the limits of theological dissent'.
All Souls, Friday, 22 June, 11.30 a.m.
Examiners: C. Trifogli, J. Marenbon.
D. JONES, Blackfriars: `Death: a good or an evil? A theological enquiry'.
Examination Schools, Wednesday, 4 July, 2 p.m.
Examiners: T. Weinandy, M. Banner.
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Committee for Educational Studies
D. LINCOLN, St Antony's: `Investigating constraints on formal education in Senegal, West
Africa: two case studies'.
Examination Schools, Wednesday, 27 June, 2 p.m.
Examiners: A. Childs, C. Griffiths.
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