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M.SC. BIOLOGY (INTEGRATIVE BIOSCIENCE)

Submission deadlines for the academic year 2000–1

For the 2000–1 academic year, the submission deadlines are as follows (for receipt at the Examination Schools by noon):

First (Molecular Biology) extended essay: Friday, 5 January
Second extended essay: Friday, 16 March
First research project: Friday, 30 March
Third and fourth extended essays:
For students doing an external second project: Friday, 1 June
For students doing an Oxford-based second project: Friday, 27 July
Second research project: Friday, 31 August
Marked, collated practical notebooks: Friday, 7 September

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CHANGES IN REGULATIONS

With the approval of the General Board, the following changes in regulations made by boards of faculties and the Committee on Continuing Education will come into effect on 6 October.

1 Board of the Faculty of Modern History

(a) Honour Moderations in Modern History and Politics

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

In Examination Decrees, 1999, p. 64, ll. 29–30, delete `with ... 1800.' and substitute `covering a period before the nineteenth century is required to choose at least one such paper. The list of papers satisfying this provision is given in the Handbook for Modern History and Politics.'

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(b) Honour School of Modern History and Politics

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

In Examination Decrees, 1999, delete from p. 381, l. 30, to p. 382, l. 31, and substitute:

`1. Each candidate shall offer any two periods of General History and the History of the British Isles, as specified for the Honour School of Modern History, provided that:

(a) Any candidate who has successfully taken the First Public Examination in Modern History and Politics, or Modern History, or any other joint school with Modern History, may not offer any period in the History of the British Isles that he or she has already offered in that examination.

(b) Any candidate who has not offered in the First Public Examination in Modern History and Politics, or Modern History, or any other joint school with Modern History, a paper—whether in General History of the History of the British Isles—covering a period before the nineteenth century is required to choose at least one such paper. The list of papers satisfying this provision is given in the Handbook for Modern History and Politics.

(c) Any candidate who has not offered in the First Public Examination in Modern History and Politics, or Modern History, or any other joint school with Modern History, one of the periods in the History of the British Isles is required to choose at least one such period.

(d) Any candidate who has passed a First Public Examination in a subject other than Modern History and Politics, Modern History, or any other joint school with Modern History, or who has been recognised as a Senior Student as defined by decree of Council, must offer:

(i) at least one paper—whether in General History or the History of the British Isles—covering a period before the nineteenth century. The list of papers satisfying this provision is given in the Handbook for Modern History and Politics.

(ii) At least one paper in the History of the British Isles.

(e) Any candidate who in the Second Public Examination offers two General History papers must offer one from any two of Groups A, B, and C, as specified for the Honour School of Modern History. Candidates taking Politics paper 212 (International Relations in the Era of Two World Wars) cannot also take General History (xiii); candidates taking Politics paper 213 (International Relations in the Era of the Cold War) cannot also take General History (xiv); candidates who have taken British History VI in the First Public Examination or who are taking it for the Final Honour School cannot also take Politics paper 202 (British Politics and Goverment in the Twentieth Century).

2. Each candidate shall offer any two of the five "core subjects" in Politics, as specified for the Honour School of Philosophy, Politics, and Economics (i.e. 201, 202, 203, 214, and 220).

3. Each canddiate shall offer any one of the following combinations:

(a) one Special Subject (consisting of two papers) as specified for the Honour School of Modern History and one of subjects 201–26 in Politics as specified for the Honour School of Philosophy, Politics and Economics which is not offered under Regulation 2 above.

(b) Two Further Subjects in Modern History as specified for the Honour School of Modern History and one of subjects 201–26 in Politics as specified for the Honour School of Philosophy, Politics and Economics which is not offered under Regulation 2 above.

(c) One Further Subject as specified for the Honour School of Modern History and two of subjects 201–26 in Politics as specified for the Honour School of Philosophy, Politics and Economics which are not offered under Regulation 2 above.

Provided that:

candidates who choose Politics subject 215 (Classical Political Thought up to 1800) cannot also take Modern History Further Subject 20 (Political and Social Thought, Part I); candidates who choose Politics subject 216 (Foundations of Modern Social and Political Thought) cannot also take Modern History Further Subject 20 (Political and Social Thought, Parts II or III).

4. Any candidate may offer an optional thesis in Modern History in addition to all other papers. Such a thesis must be submitted in accordance with the Regulation VI,

`Theses', for the Final Honour School of Modern History. No candidate may offer more than one optional thesis.

5. Any candidate may offer a substitute thesis in Modern History in place of a paper in Modern History or a substitute thesis or supervised dissertation in Politics in place of a paper in Politics:

(a) a thesis in Modern History submitted in accordance with the Regulation VI, `Theses', for the Final Honour School of Modern History may be offered in place of any paper in Modern History except for Special Subject paper (a). If a thesis is offered in place of a paper in the History of the British Isles or General History the candidate (unless he or she is a Senior Student, as defined by decree of Council, or has passed the First Public Examination in a course other than Modern History and Politics, Modern History, or any other joint school with Modern History) must also offer a paper satisfying those requirements specified in Regulations 1(b) and 1(c) above which have not been satisfied in the First Public Examination.

(b) A thesis or supervised dissertation in Politics submitted in accordance with the regulations prescribed for Politics in the Honour School of Philosophy, Politics, and Economics may be offered in place of any one of subjects 201–26 in Politics (as specified for the Honour School of Philosophy, Politics and Economics) which is not offered under Regulation 2 above. No candidate may offer more than one substitute thesis or supervised dissertation.

6. Any candidate may be examined viva voce.

7. In every case where, under the regulations for this honour school, candidates have any choice between one or more papers or subjects, every candidate shall give notice to the Registrar not later than Friday in the fourth week of Michaelmas Full Term preceding the examination of all the papers and subjects being offered.'

(c) Pass School of Modern History and Politics

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

In Examination Decrees, 1999, delete from p. 382, l. 38, to p. 383, l.14, and substitute:

`Each candidate must satisfy the examiners in the following four papers as specified for the Honour School of Modern History and Politics.

1. Each candidate shall offer any two periods of General History and the History of the British Isles, as specified for the Honour School of Modern History, provided that:

(a) any candidate who has successfully taken the First Public Examination in Modern History and Politics, or Modern History, or any other joint school with Modern History, may not offer any period in the History of the British Isles that he or she has already offered in that examination.

(b) Any candidate who has not offered in the First Public Examination in Modern History and Politics, or Modern History, or any other joint school with Modern History, a paper—whether in General History or the History of the British Isles—covering a period before the nineteenth century is required to choose at least one such paper. The list of papers satisfying this provision is given in the Handbook for Modern History and Politics.

(c) Any candidate who has not offered in the First Public Examination in Modern History and Politics, or Modern History, or any other joint school with Modern History, one of the periods in the History of the British Isles is required to choose at least one such period.

(d) Any candidate who has passed a First Public Examination in a subject other than Modern History and Politics, Modern History, or any other joint school with Modern History, or who has been recognised as a Senior Student as defined by decree of Council, must offer:

(i) at least one paper—whether in General History or the History of the British Isles—covering a period before the nineteenth century. The list of papers satisfying this provision is given in the Handbook for Modern History and Politics.

(ii) At least one paper in the History of the British Isles.

(e) Any candidate who in the Second Public Examination offers two General History papers must offer one from any two of Groups A, B, and C, as specified for the Honour School of Modern History. Candidates taking Politics paper 212 (International Relations in the Era of Two World Wars) cannot also take General History (xiii); candidates taking Politics paper 213 (International Relations in the Era of the Cold War) cannot also take General History (xiv); candidates who have taken British History VI in the First Public Examination or who are taking it for the Pass School cannot also take Politics paper 202 (British Politics and Goverment in the Twentieth Century).

2. Any one of the five "core subjects" in Politics, as specified for the Honour School of Philosophy, Politics, and Economics (i.e. 201, 202, 203, 214, and 220).

3. One of the following:

(i) any one of subjects 201–26 in Politics as specified for the Honour School of Philosophy, Politics and Economics which is not offered under Regulation 2 above.

(ii) a thesis in Modern History submitted in accordance with Regulation VI, `Theses', for the Final Honour School of Modern History.

(iii) a thesis or supervised dissertation in Politics submitted in accordance with the regulations prescribed for Politics in the Honour School of Philosophy, Politics, and Economics.'

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2 Board of the Faculty of Oriental Studies

(a) Honour School of Oriental Studies

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

1 In Examination Decrees, 1999, p. 445, as amended in Gazette, Vol. 130, p. 1458 (6 July 2000), l. 3, insert `Tibetan' under `Spanish'.

2 Ibid., p. 445, l. 7, insert `Chinese,' after `Arabic,'.

3 Ibid., p. 449, under l. 28, delete `Three papers in Korean Unprepared Translation' and substitute `Three papers in Tibetan or Korean'.

4 Ibid., p. 469, l. 46 insert:

`Tibetan (for candidates offering Chinese as main subject)

1. Tibetan prose composition and unprepared translation.

2. Prepared texts, with questions. (Lists of texts are available from the Oriental Institute.)

3. Questions on Tibetan culture and history.'

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(b) M.Phil. in Oriental Studies (Egyptology)

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

In Examination Decrees, 1999, p. 624, l. 13, after `taken' insert: `except in (ii) below, in which the thesis should be presented not later than noon on the Friday of the fourth week of the Trinity Term in which the examination is taken.'

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3 Board of the Faculty of Physical Sciences

(a) Honour School of Natural Science: Geology (three-year course) and Earth Sciences (four-year course)

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

In Examination Decrees, 1999, delete from p. 427, l. 28, to p. 428, l. 40 and substitute:

`GEOLOGY (THREE-YEAR COURSE)

A candidate shall be required to offer:

(i) two practical papers on observational and interpretational techniques, to be taken in week 8 of Trinity Term of the second year; and

(ii) a report on an individual mapping or practical project, the report to be submitted by Monday of week 1 of Hilary Term of the third year; and

(iii) an extended essay, the work to be undertaken in Hilary Term of the third year and the essay to be submitted by the Monday of week 1 of Trinity Term of the third year. The subject of the essay must have been approved by the Chairman of the Sub-faculty of Earth Sciences or deputy no later than the end of Michaelmas Full Term of the third year; and

(iv) six papers on the fundamental principles of Geology, to be taken in week 5 of Trinity Term of the third year.

The Head of Department of Earth Sciences or deputy shall provide the examiners with information showing the extent to which each candidate has satisfactorily completed the practicals and field courses. In addition, practical notebooks containing records of both field and laboratory courses must also be made available to the examiners. Such evidence will be taken into consideration by the examiners in awarding classes.

Candidates may be examined viva voce at the examiners' discretion.

EARTH SCIENCES (FOUR-YEAR COURSE)

1. The examination shall be in two parts.

2. Part A of the examination shall be the same as the requirements for the three-year course in Geology, and the same conditions, arrangements and examination timings shall apply.

3. Part B of the examination shall be taken at a time not less than three terms after Part A. In Part B a candidate shall be required to offer:

(i) written papers on four subjects chosen from a list published by the Sub-faculty of Earth Sciences for examination in Trinity Term of the fourth year of study, and (ii) either an extended essay, or a report on an advanced practical project or other advanced work, the work to be undertaken in Michaelmas, Hilary, and Trinity Terms of the fourth year, and the essay or report to be submitted by Friday of week 6 of Trinity Term of the fourth year. The proposed nature and duration of the practical or other advanced work shall be submitted for approval to the Chairman of the Sub-faculty of Earth Sciences or deputy with the agreement of the Head of the Department of Earth Sciences or deputy not later than the end of Trinity Full Term of the third year.

4. The list of subjects and syllabuses for the written papers in 3(i) will be published in the Gazette by the Sub-faculty of Earth Sciences not later than the end of Michaelmas Full Term for examination five terms thence. The subjects and syllabuses shall be approved by the Sub-faculty of Earth Sciences with the agreement of the Head of the Department of Earth Sciences or deputy.'

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(b) Pass School of Natural Science (Geology)

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

In Examination Decrees, 1999, delete from p. 440, l. 33, to p. 441, l. 11 and substitute:

`Pass School of Natural Science

Three-year course (Geology)

1. Candidates shall be required to satisfy the examiners in six papers on the fundamentals of Geology as specified in the requirements for the three-year course for the Honour School of Natural Science (Geology) and also in practical examinations at the discretion of the examiners.

2. Candidates are required to attend such field courses during each year of study as are approved annually by the Sub-faculty of Earth Sciences.

3. Practical notebooks containing records of both field and laboratory courses must also be made available to the examiners.

Four-year course (Earth Sciences)

Candidates shall be required to satisfy the examiners:

(a) as prescribed in sections (1), (2), and (3) of the Pass School of Natural Science (Geology: Three-Year Course);

(b) in two of the written papers prescribed under section (3)(i) of Part B of the four-year course for the Honour School of Natural Science (Earth Sciences);

(c) in an extended essay or report on practical work or project as prescribed in section (3)(ii) of Part B of the four-year course for the Honour School of Natural Science (Earth Sciences).'

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4 Boards of the Faculties of Physiological Sciences and Psychological Studies

M.Sc. in Neuroscience

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

In Examination Decrees, 1999, p. 780, ll. 41–4, delete `The dissertation on the first ... September in the year in which the candidate is examined.' and substitute `The dissertations on the first and second research projects must be submitted by dates to be specified by the organising committee and which will be published in the University Gazette not later than the start of Michaelmas Term of the academic year in which the examination is taken.'

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5 Board of the Faculty of Social Studies

M.Phil. in Politics

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

In Examination Decrees, 1999, p. 638, after l. 11, insert:

`(w) Ideologies and Political Traditions in Modern Europe

The conceptual and historical analysis of the principal political ideologies of Europe from the late nineteenth century: theories of ideologies and political traditions; conservatism; liberalism; socialism; communism; anarchism; nationalism; fascism; republicanism.'

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6 Board of the Faculty of Theology

(a) M.St. in Theology

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

1 In Examination Decrees, 1999, p. 712, l. 35, after `Oxford,' insert `EITHER'.

2 Ibid., l. 36, after `examination' insert `OR at least twenty-eight days before the first day of Michaelmas Full Term following the examination.'

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(b) Master of Theology

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

1 In Examination Decrees, 1999, p. 790, l. 34, delete `5,000' and substitute `7,000'.

2 Ibid., l. 35, delete `four' and substitute `three'.

3 Ibid., p. 791, delete l. 26 and substitute `All candidates must take the first three units and a minimum of any two others'.

4 Ibid., ll. 33–45, renumber existing cl. 2 as cl. 4, and existing cll. 3 and 4 as cll. 2 and 3.

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7 Committee on Continuing Education

Foundation Certificate in Social and Political Science

With immediate effect

In Examination Decrees, 1999, delete from p. 1011, l. 21, to p. 1012, l. 13.

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DEGREE OF DOCTOR OF LETTERS

The Board of the Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages has granted leave to A. GOODDEN, St Hilda's, to supplicate for the Degree of Doctor of Letters.

A list of the evidence submitted by the candidate is available at the University Offices.

The Board of the Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages has granted leave to O.L. SAYCE, Somerville, to supplicate for the Degree of Doctor of Letters.

A list of the evidence submitted by the candidate is available at the University Offices.

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DEGREE OF DOCTOR OF MEDICINE

The Board of the Faculty of Clinical Medicine has granted leave to T.A. COOK, Trinity, to supplicate for the Degree of Doctor of Medicine.

The evidence submitted by the candidate was entitled: `Properties and pharmacological manipulation of smooth muscle of the anorectum'.

The Board of the Faculty of Clinical Medicine has granted leave to D. SKEIL, Lady Margaret Hall, to supplicate for the Degree of Doctor of Medicine.

The evidence submitted by the candidate was entitled: `Transcutaneous nerve stilmulation (TENS) in treatment of neuropathic urinary symptoms'.

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EXAMINATIONS FOR THE DEGREE OF DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY

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

Biological Sciences

Z. AHMED, St Hugh's: `Magnetic resonance spectroscopy of Phospholamban and its interaction with Ca2+-ATPase'.
Laboratory of Molecular Biophysics, Friday, 22 September, 2 p.m.
Examiners: M.S.P. Sansom, F. Separovic.

A. PRASAD, St Hilda's: `Immune function and structural analysis of recombinant bovine conglutinin and human lung surpactant protein-D'.
Department of Biochemistry, Monday, 2 October, 2 p.m.
Examiners: M.E. Taylor, U. Holmskov.

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Clinical Medicine

C. SHULTZ, St John's: `The early immunal history and determinants of microalbuminuria in childhood type 1 diabetes'.
Diabetes Research Laboratories, Monday, 25 September, 11 a.m.
Examiners: J.C. Levy, J. Fuller.

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English Language and Literature

D.J. CUNNINGTON, St John's: `Letters and counsel'.
New College, Friday, 22 September, 2 p.m.
Examiners: A.D. Nuttall, J. Knowles.

N. MCDOWELL, Oriel: `Degrees of divinity: the intellectual resources of the radical imagination in England, c.1630–60'.
New College, Saturday, 23 September, 2 p.m.
Examiners: A.D. Nuttall, T.N. Corns.

A.E. WAKELY, Magdalen: `Author and editor in the works of Samuel Richardson'.
St Hugh's, Friday, 29 September, 2.15 p.m.
Examiners: I. Rivers, J. Mullan.

K.C. WILSON, St John's: `"The ironical recreation of the reader": the construction of authorship in the prose fictions of John Lyly, Robert Greene, and Thomas Lodge'.
University, Monday, 2 October, 2 p.m.
Examiners: E.H. Cooper, R.W. Maslen.

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Law

C. MCNALL, Magdalen: `The recognition and enforcement of debts under the Statutes of Acton Burnell (1283) and Merchants (1285), 1283–1307'.
All Souls, Monday, 25 September, 2.15 p.m.
Examiners: P.A. Brand, T.G. Watkin.

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Literae Humaniores

B. CURRIE, Christ Church: `Hero cult and Pindar'.
New College, Friday, 10 November, 2.15 p.m.
Examiners: R.C.T. Parker, C. Carey.

D. HORNER, Oriel: `The seeds of virtue: law and virtue—ethical conceptions in Aquinas's ethics'.
Trinity, Monday, 9 October, 11 a.m.
Examiners: M. Inwood, B. Davies.

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Mathematical Sciences

D. GROVES, University: `Problems in lie rings and groups'.
Queen's, Wednesday, 27 September, 11 a.m.
Examiners: P.M. Neumann, J. Wiegold.

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Medieval and Modern Languages

S.E. CANT, Lady Margaret Hall: `Paper authors: self-referentiality and the works of Annie Ernaux, Patrick Modiano, and Daniel Pennac'.
Wadham, Friday, 22 September, 2 p.m.
Examiners: C.M. Howells, J. Gratton.

C. WOODFORD, St John's: `"Damit nit alles mit der zeit in vergessenheit khome": historiographical writings by nuns in German (1450–1720)'.
St Edmund Hall,Wednesday, 27 September, 2 p.m.
Examiners: J. Flood, N.F. Palmer.

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Modern History

E. LOW, St John's: `A tale of two citizenships: Henry Jones, T.H. Marshall, and the changing conceptions of citizenship in twentieth-century Britain'.
Examination Schools, Wednesday, 27 September, 2.30 p.m.
Examiners: M.S. Freeden, P. Catterall.

C.A. MALKASIAN, Keble: `The nature and history of wars of attrition: a case study analysis'.
St Antony's, Friday, 29 September, 11 a.m.
Examiners: R.J. Foot, J. Grey.

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Music

E.B. STRAUCHEN, Somerville: `Giovanni Puzzi: his life and work. A view of horn playing and musical life in England from 1817 into the Victorian era (c.1855)'.
Pitt Rivers Museum, Friday, 29 September, 4 p.m.
Examiners: H.T.A.M. la Rue, C. Bashford.

S.J. VAN ZUL MULLER, Balliol: `Sounding margins: musical representations of white South Africa'.
St Catherine's, Monday, 2 October, 2.30 p.m.
Examiners: P.R. Franklin, N. Cook.

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Physical Sciences

Y. BISRAT, Merton: `Hertzian indentation of glass ceramics'.
Department of Engineering Science, Tuesday, 26 September, 10.30 a.m.
Examiners: D.A. Hills, P.D. Warren.

S.W. EPSTEIN, St John's: `Asymmetric synthesis of [alpha]-amino carbonyl compounds'.
Dyson Perrins Laboratory, Wednesday, 18 October, 2 p.m.
Examiners: G.W.J. Fleet, L.M. Harwood.

J. FRASER, St Anne's: `The structure and metamorphic evolution of the deep crust in the Hunza Karakoram, Pakistan'.
Department of Earth Sciences, Thursday, 12 October, 2.30 p.m.
Examiners: J.F. Dewey, R.J. Pankhurst.

S.J. OLIVER, Lady Margaret Hall: `Modelling studies of the atmospheric tides'.
Department of Physics, Thursday, 28 September, 2 p.m.
Examiners: J.J. Barnett, B. Lawrence.

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Physiological Sciences

R.A. DANIEL, Hertford: `Roles of FtsL and PBP 2B in cell division of Bacillus subtilis'.
Department of Biochemistry, Thursday, 5 October, 2 p.m.
Examiners: K.G.H. Dyke, K.F. Chater.

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Social Studies

S.M. AULD, Nuffield: `Privatisation, regulation, and exclusion: a theoretical analysis'.
Worcester, Wednesday, 11 October, 2 p.m.
Examiners: S.G.B. Cowan, C. Waddams.

G.P.P. CONLON, Nuffield: `The marginal effect of vocational qualifications on labour market performance and earnings'.
Department of Economics, Wednesday, 4 October, 2 p.m.
Examiners: M.J. Stevens, P. Dolton.

S. KENYON, Wolfson: `Thatcher, Major, and European monetary integration, 1979–91: prime ministerial power and European policy-making'.
Wolfson, Wednesday, 25 October, 1.30 p.m.
Examiners: A. Deighton, S. George.

A. NARLIKAR, Balliol: `Bargaining together in trade: developing countries in coalitions, 1982–98'.
Nuffield, Monday, 16 October, 2 p.m.
Examiners: A. Hurrell, D. Tussie.

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Committee for Archaeology

A. GAUTIER, Linacre: `Luminescence dating of archaeometallurgical slag'.
Research Laboratory for Archaeology, Wednesday, 27 September, 2 p.m.
Examiners: R.E.M. Hedges, D. Sanderson.

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EXAMINATION FOR THE DEGREE OF MASTER OF LETTERS

The examiners appointed by the following faculty board give notice of oral examination of their candidate as follows:

Music

F. KNIGHTS, Magdalen: `The music manuscripts of Edward Paston'.
Faculty of Music, Wednesday, 27 September, 2 p.m.
Examiners: J.A. Caldwell, J. Irving.

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