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MATHEMATICAL AND PHYSICAL SCIENCES BOARD: election, 5 April

The following nomination has been duly received:

J.C. GITTINS, MA, D.SC., Fellow of Keble

Nominated by:

P.J. Donnelly, St Anne's
B.D. Ripley, St Peter's

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CHANGES IN REGULATIONS

With the approval of the Educational Policy and Standards Committee of Council, and where appropriate, of the Humanities Board, the following changes in regulations made by divisional boards, faculty boards, and the Committee for Comparative Philology and General Linguistics will come into effect on 30 March.

1 Life and Environmental Sciences Board

(a) Master of Science: Forestry and its Relation to Land Use

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

In Examination Decrees, 2000, p. 790, ll. 34 and 49–50, delete `Forestry and its Relation to Land Use' and substitute `Forestry: Science, Policy, and Management'.

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(b) Degree of Master of Studies

With effect from 1 October 2001

In Examination Decrees, 2000, delete from l. 25 on p. 686 to l. 20 on p. 687.

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2 Board of the Faculty of English Language and Literature

M.Phil. in English Studies

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

In Examination Decrees, 2000, p. 602, delete ll. 34–49 and substitute:

`examination in eighth week. 5. The method of the examination of the subjects of Group B will be by essays of 2,500 words each, two essays to be written for each subject.

The topics for these essays will be chosen by the student (who may seek the advice of the supervisor or tutor prior to submission of the topic), and must be sent for approval to the Chair of Examiners (who may consult the External Examiners and, where necessary, the General Supervisor of the M.Phil.) by Thursday of fourth week of Trinity Term. Candidates may be required by the Examiners to change or revise the topics initially submitted. The examiners will inform candidates of their final approval of topics on Thursday of fifth week of Trinity Term. Once the topics have been accepted, candidates are forbidden to approach the General Supervisor, their tutor, or any other person, for advice or guidance. The four completed essays, two for each subject, each one clearly headed by the essay title and the name of the Group B subject to which it relates, must be submitted to the Clerk of Schools by noon on Thursday of the seventh week of Trinity Term.'

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3 Boards of the Faculties of English Language and Literature and Medieval and Modern Languages

Honour School of English and Modern Languages (Part II paper 8)

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

1 In Examination Decrees, 2000, p. 193, l. 41, delete `of not more than 6,000 words' and replace with `of not fewer than 5,000 nor more than 6,000 words'.

2 Ibid., p. 193, l. 47, after `[Honour School of English Language and Literature, Course I, Subject 8', insert `(a), (b), (c), (d), (e), (f), (h) i. (may not be taken by candidates offering linguistics options under Part I. 4), ii., iii., iv. (may not be taken by candidates offering `Old Norse' under Part I. 4. (vi)), vi. (may not be taken by candidates offering Welsh options under Part I. 4 (vi)), vii., viii., (i)]'.

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4 Board of the Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages

(a) Honour School of Modern Languages

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

1 In Examination Decrees, 2000, p. 387, after l. 18 insert:

`Candidates who offer Celtic may offer either Paper IIA(i) and Paper IIB(i) unprepared Translation from the language (Modern) or Paper IIA(ii) and Paper IIB(ii) unprepared Translation from the language (Earlier), or they may offer Paper IIA(ii) (Earlier) in place of Paper IIA(i) (Modern), and may also offer IIB(ii) (Earlier) in place of IIB(i) (Modern).'

2 Ibid., p. 388, after l. 7 insert:

`Celtic: Candidates will be required in each case to translate either an Irish passage from the period up to 1200 or a Welsh passage from the period up to 1400.'

3 Ibid., p. 390, after l. 38 insert:

`Celtic: Comparative and Historic Celtic Linguistics. Passages will be set for linguistic commentary on one of (a) The history of Welsh or of Irish and Scottish Gaelic or (b) Comparative Celtic Linguistics.*' and insert footnote:

`* It is possible to do this paper with a knowledge of either Irish (with Scottish Gaelic) or Welsh, together with some Continental Celtic, or with a knowledge of both Irish and Welsh. Details of the passages for translation and comment are available from the Modern Languages Faculty Office.'

4 Ibid., p. 392, after l. 46 insert:

`Celtic: Medieval Irish up to 1600 and Medieval Welsh up to 1500. [Candidates will be able to confine their answers to questions on either Irish or Welsh topics.'

5 Ibid., p. 395, after l. 16 insert:

`Celtic:

Any four of the following:

Early Texts (commentary section of the paper will include compulsory passages for translation).
Togail Bruidne Da Derga, ed. E. Knott (Dublin, 1936).
Fingal Rùnáin and Other Stories, ed. D. Greene (Dublin, 1955).
Scéla Cano meic Gartnáin, ed. D.A. Binchy (Dublin, 1963).
Serglige Con Culainn, ed. M. Dillon (Dublin, 1953).
Cath Almaine, ed. P. ní Riain (Dublin, 1978).
The Irish Adam and Eve Story from Saltair na Rann, ed. D. Greene and F. Kelly (Dublin, 1976).
Canu Aneirin, ed. I. Williams (Cardiff, 1938).
Canu Llywarch Hen, ed. I. Williams (Cardiff, 1935).
Armes Prydein, ed. I. Williams (Cardiff, 1955; or Dublin, 1972).
M. Haycock, Blodeugerdd Barddas o Ganu Crefyddol Cynnar (Y Bala: Barddas, 1994).
Culhwch ac Olwen, ed. R. Bromwich and D. Simon Evans (Cardiff, 1992).

Selection from the series: R. Geraint Gruffydd (gen. ed.), Cyfres Beirdd y Tywysogion vols. I, II, V–VII (Cardiff, 1991–6).'

6 Ibid., p. 398, after l. 18 insert:

`Celtic:

Any two of the following:

(1) Gwaith Guto'r Glyn, ed. I. Williams and J. Llywelyn Williams (Cardiff, 1939).

(2) Gwaith Tudur Aled, ed. T. Gwynn Jones (Cardiff, 1926).

(3) Gwaith Iorwerth Fynglwyd, ed. H.Ll. Jones and E.I. Rowlands (Cardiff, 1973).

(4) Gramadegau'r Penceirddiaid, ed. G.J. Williams and E.J. Jones (Cardiff, 1934), Texts A and C (pp. 1–18, 39–58).

(5) Acallam na Senùrach (in the selection ed. M. Dillon, Stories from the Acallam [Dublin, 1970]).

(6) Caithréim Cellaig, ed. K. Mulchrone, 2nd edn. (Dublin, 1971).

(7) Buile Shuibne, ed. J.G. O'Keeffe (Dublin, 1931).

(8) Tùruigheacht Dhiarmada agus Ghráinne, ed. N. Ní Sheaghdha, Irish Texts Society 48 (Dublin, 1967).

(9) Dnta Grádha, ed. T.F. O'Rahilly, 2nd edn. (Cork: Cork University Press, 1926)'.

7 Ibid., p. 403, delete ll. 29–35 and substitute:

`Medieval Welsh Arthurian literature.

The poetry of Cynddelw.

The poetry of Dafydd ap Gwilym.

The Ulster Cycle of tales.

The classical Irish bardic tradition.

Keating.

Iolo Morgannwg.

Saunders Lewis.

Twentieth-century Scottish Gaelic poetry.'

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

In Examination Decrees, 2000, p. 402, l. 18, delete `Thought 1780–1830', and substitute `Writing'.

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(b) Preliminary Examination for Modern Languages

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

1 In Examination Decrees, 2000, p. 90, l. 45, after `Capek,' delete `Bílá nemoc', and substitute:

`R.U.R.'

2 Ibid., p. 85, l. 10, in the associated footnote, after `Czech (with Slovak)' insert `and Celtic', delete `it' and substitute `these subjects'.

3 Ibid., l. 29, after `(other than Czech (with Slovak)', insert: `or Celtic'.

4 Ibid., p. 86, after l. 30 insert:

`Celtic: (a) a modern English prose passage; and (b) English sentences testing basic grammar, both to be translated into Welsh.'

5 Ibid., p. 87, after l. 14 insert:

`Celtic:

IIA. A passage of Middle Welsh prose to be translated into English.

IIB. A passage of Old Irish prose or a passage of Modern Welsh prose to be translated into English.'

6 Ibid., p. 88, after l. 50 insert:

`Celtic: Prescribed texts to be studied as literature. Commentary. One commentary on a poem taken from an anthology. Poems will be set from:
Oxford Book of Welsh Verse, ed. T. Parry (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1962), nos. 31, 40, 78, 298, 318.
Early Irish Lyrics, ed. G. Murphy (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1956; repr. Dublin: Four Courts Press, 1998), nos. 5, 7, 11, 35, 36.
and Two commentaries on extracts from the texts listed under paper IV.'

7 Ibid., p. 90, after l. 47 insert:

`Celtic: Prescribed texts. Three essays from a choice of questions on the following set texts:

Pwyll Pendefig Dyfed, ed. R.L. Thomson (Dublin, 1957);

Branwen ferch Lyr, ed. D. Thomson (Dublin, 1961);

Saunders Lewis, Branwen, in Saunders Lewis, Dramaur Parlwr: Branwen a Dwy Briodas Ann (Llandybòe: Christopher Davies, 1975);

Poems of the Cywyddwyr, ed. E.I. Rowlands (Dublin, 1976);

Scèla Muicce Meic Dathù, ed. R. Thurneysen (Dublin, 1935);

R. Thurneysen, An Old Irish Reader, rev. edn. (Dublin, 1976), pp. 33–41;

Longes Mac n-Uislenn, ed. V. Hull (New York: Modern Language Association of America, 1949).'

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5 Boards of the Faculties of Medieval and Modern Languages and English Language and Literature

Honour School of English and Modern Languages

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

As for the Honour School of Modern Languages (see 4 (a) (ii) above).

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6 Boards of the Faculties of Medieval and Modern Languages and Literae Humaniores

(a) Honour School of Classics and Modern Languages

(b) Honour School of Philosophy and Modern Languages

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

As for the Honour School of Modern Languages (see 4 (a) (ii) above).

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7 Boards of the Faculties of Medieval and Modern Languages and Modern History

(a) Honour School of Modern History and Modern Languages

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

As for the Honour School of Modern Languages (see 4 (a) (ii) above).

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8 Boards of the Faculties of Medieval and Modern Languages and Oriental Studies

Honour School of European and Middle Eastern Languages

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

As for the Honour School of Modern Languages (see 4 (a) (ii) above).

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9 Committee for Comparative Philology and General Linguistics

(a) M.Phil. in General Linguistics and Comparative Philology

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

In Examination Decrees, 2000, p. 619, l. 36, after `(viii) Sociolinguistics.' insert `(ix) Computational Linguistics.'

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(b) M.St. in General Linguistics and Comparative Philology

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

In Examination Decrees, 2000, p. 703, l. 14, after `(viii) Sociolinguistics.' insert `(ix) Computational Linguistics.'

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DEGREE OF DOCTOR OF CIVIL LAW

The Board of the Faculty of Law has granted leave to J.W. HARRIS, Keble, to supplicate for the Degree of Doctor of Civil Law.

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 divisional board, faculty boards, and committees give notice of oral examination of their candidates as follows:

Medical Sciences

A. GOODWIN, Linacre: `Characterisation of yeast topoisomerase III'.
Weatherall Institute of Molecular Medicine, Thursday, 29 March, 2 p.m.
Examiners: V.M. Macaulay, E. Stewart.

E. MEDDOWS, Wadham: `Identification of the molecular determinants important in the assembly of N-methyl-D-aspartate receptors'.
Department of Pharmacology, Thursday, 22 March, 2 p.m.
Examiners: J.P. Bolam, F.A. Stephenson.

M. POLLARD, Oriel: `Differential involvement of glutamate receptors in neuronal responses of the cerebral cortex'.
Department of Pharmacology, Friday, 16 March, 2 p.m.
Examiners: S. Totterdell, J.G.R. Jefferys.

D. SCHLUPPECK, Wadham: `The resolution of ambiguity in the visual system'.
Department of Experimental Psychology, Thursday, 10 May, 2 p.m.
Examiners: A. Cowey, C.D. Frith.

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Anthropology and Geography

M. BOYD PERKINS, Hertford: `Reviewing traditions: an anthropological examination of contemporary Chinese art worlds'.
Pitt Rivers Museum Research Centre, Thursday, 26 April, 2.30 p.m.
Examiners: C.E. Harris, C. Clunas.

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Literae Humaniores

T. BELL, Queen's: `The religious reuse of Roman structures in Anglo-Saxon England'.
Institute of Archaeology, Monday, 19 March, 2 p.m.
Examiners: B.W. Cunliffe, C. Heighway.

F. SHEFFIELD, Christ Church: `Eros and philosophy in Plato's Symposium'.
Somerville, Monday, 9 April, 2.30 p.m.
Examiners: L. Brown, M.M. McCabe.

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Mathematical Sciences

P. BAIER, New College: `Special Lagrangian geometry'.
Mathematical Institute, Monday, 19 March, 2 p.m.
Examiners: D. Joyce, M. Gross.

R. JACOBS, St Catherine's: `Laser studies of plasmas'.
Physical and Theoretical Chemistry Laboratory, Wednesday, 18 April, 10.30 a.m.
Examiners: J.M. Brown, A.P. Webb.

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Medieval and Modern Languages

E.M. LOEVLIE, Jesus: `Literary silences: saying the unsayable. An exploration of literary silence in the works of Pascal, Rousseau, and Beckett'.
New College, Wednesday, 21 March, 2.30 p.m.
Examiners: C.W.C. Williams, G. Bennington.

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Modern History

O. GRANT, St John's: `Internal migration in Germany, 1870–1913'.
Examination Schools, Friday, 16 March, 2 p.m.
Examiners: N.C.D. Ferguson, A. Ritschl.

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Physical Sciences

C. BREMNER, Linacre: `New high spin resonances in 12C + 12C scattering'.
Nuclear and Astrophysics Laboratory, Friday, 23 March, 2.15 p.m.
Examiners: N.A. Jelley, S.J. Freeman.

T. GLADSTONE, Trinity: `Textured substrates for high Tc superconducting tape'.
Department of Materials, Thursday, 22 March, 2 p.m.
Examiners: J. Driscoll, A. Cerezo.

V.L. JAY, Exeter: `Remote sounding of the atmosphere by high-resolution spectroscopy'.
Clarendon Laboratory, Friday, 6 April, 9.30 a.m.
Examiners: R.G. Grainger, B.J. Kerridge.

G. SMITH, Oriel: `A study of helium I and II lines in the solar atmosphere'.
Nuclear and Astrophyics Laboratory, Friday, 16 March, 2 p.m.
Examiners: V. Andretta, G. Smith.

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Psychological Studies

J.P. O'DOHERTY, St Edmund Hall: `The neutral basis of emotion'.
John Radcliffe Hospital, Thursday, 12 April, 1 p.m.
Examiners: P.M. Matthews, M.L. Philips.

R. REEVES, Nuffield: `Fair treatment: public conceptions of distributive justice in health care'.
Department of Experimental Psychology, Wednesday, 28 March, 2 p.m.
Examiners: M. Argyle, A. Furnham.

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Committee for Archaeology

C. BRAGHIN, St Peter's: `Beads in ancient China (Neolithic to Western Zhou period, 3000–770 bc): an archaeological study to illuminate patterns of social interaction and cultural exchange'.
Oriental Institute, Friday, 16 March, 2 p.m.
Examiners: S. Dalley, W. Tao.

T.L. EVANS, Linacre: `Burial rites in the Upper Seine Basin between the Hallstatt Finale and the La Tène Moyenne'.
Pitt Rivers Museum, Tuesday, 20 March, 2.30 p.m.
Examiners: C. Gosden, S. Shennan.

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Committee for Educational Studies

N. NORMAN, Worcester: `The use of television for the teaching and learning of mathematics in secondary school'.
Examination Schools, Thursday, 29 March, 11 a.m.
Examiners: A. Childs, E. Scanlon.

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