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LIFE AND ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES BOARD

Decree

The Life and Environmental Sciences Board, with the approval of the Educational Policy and Standards Committee of Council, has made the following decree, to come into effect on 11 October.

Decree (1): Establishment of M.Phil. in Medical Anthropology

Explanatory note

The following decree, made by the Life and Environmental Sciences Divisional Board, with the approval of the Educational Policy and Standards Committee of Council, establishes a new two-year taught M.Phil. in Medical Anthropology. The course is intended to build on the substantial expertise in this area which is available in the Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology and in the Institute of Biological Anthropology, and is already represented by the recently established one-year taught M.Sc. course in Medical Anthropology. Both the General Board review and the plans drawn up by the divisional board have identified the establishment of this course as an academic priority. Candidates will be required to take the M.Sc. June examination (though not the 10,000-word dissertation) as the qualifying examination for the M.Phil., and submit a 30,000-word dissertation. The requirements will be on the lines of those already in place for the existing M.Phil. course in Social Anthropology.

Associated changes in regulations were published in Gazette No. 4631, 25 July 2002 (Vol. 132, p. 1561), but through oversight this decree was not included in the same issue.

Text of Decree (1)

1 In Examination Decrees, 2001, p. 507, after l. 6 insert:

`Medical Anthropology—Life and Environmental Sciences'.

2 Ibid., p. 994, l. 1, after `Material Anthropology and Museum Ethnography,' insert `Medical Anthropology,'.

3 This decree shall be effective from 30 September 2002.

Key to Decree (1)

Cl. 1 inserts Medical Anthropology into the list of examinations for the Degree of Master of Philosophy.

Cl. 2 provides for the term of office of examiners.

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MEDICAL SCIENCES BOARD

Decrees

The Medical Sciences Board, with the approval of the Educational Policy and Standards Committee of Council, has made the following decrees, to come into effect on 11 October.

Decree (2): Establishment of M.Sc. in Research in Psychology

Explanatory note

The following decree, made by the Medical Sciences Board, with the approval of the Educational Policy and Standards Committee of Council, establishes an M.Sc. course in Research in Psychology.

Associated changes in regulations are set out in `Examinations and Boards' below.

Text of Decree (2)

In Examination Decrees, 2001, p. 690, after l. 27 insert:
`Research in Psychology     Medical Sciences'.

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Decree (3): Examination of candidates for the DM

Explanatory note

The following decree, made by the Medical Sciences Board, with the approval of the Educational Policy and Standards Committee of Council, amends the provision previously made for the examination of the existing students registered for the Degree of Doctor of Medicine. Changes to the decree and regulations governing this degree came into effect in April 2002, and provision is now made for those existing students who are to be examined under the previous legislation to be permitted to revise their thesis for re-examination under the new legislation if they fail to satisfy the examiners on first examination.

Text of Decree (3)

Decree (4) of 21 March 2002 (Gazette, Vol. 132, p. 933) is amended by the insertion in footnote 1 on p. 934 after `under the old provisions.' of the following sentence: `Judges who examine a student who is required to submit under the old provisions may however, should the thesis not meet the requirements for the award of the degree on initial submission, offer the candidate the option of revising his or her thesis for re-examination (on payment of the appropriate fee) in accordance with clause 9 (2) of sub-section 7 below under the legislation as it stood on 1 April 2002.'

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COUNCIL OF THE UNIVERSITY

Decrees

Council has made the following decrees, to come into effect on 11 October.

Decree (4): Appointment of Delegate of the University Press

Pursuant to the provisions of Tit. VIII, Sect. II, cl. 3 (Statutes, 2000, p. 56), the appointment by Council of Professor A.E. Morpurgo Davies, DBE, Somerville College, as a Delegate of the University Press for a third period, of two years with effect from 1 October 2002, is confirmed.

Decree (5): Chairmanship of the Ashmolean Visitors

Notwithstanding the provisions of Tit. VIII, Sect. IV, cl. 4 (c) (Statutes, 2000, p. 60), the Vice-Chancellor may reappoint Dr R.C. Repp, Master of St Cross College, as Chairman of the Visitors of the Ashmolean Museum with effect from 1 October 2002 until the Visitors are reconstituted later in the academic year 2002--3.

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COMMITTEE ON STATUTES BEFORE THE PRIVY COUNCIL

Decrees

The Committee on Statutes before the Privy Council has made the following decrees, to come into effect on 11 October.

Decree (6): Amendments to the Statutes of All Souls College

Explanatory note

The following decree records the consent of the University to amendments to the Statutes of All Souls College pursuant to the provisions of the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge Act, 1923. The effects of the amendments are to clarify the provisions of the Statutes and remove anomalies and inconsistencies, and to specify the common duties for all fellows and the more specific duties for different classes of fellows. A further amendment makes explicit and consistent the power of the college to make by-laws governing aspects of college life.

Text of Decree (6)

The consent of the University is given to the amendments to Statutes III and VI of All Souls College approved by the Governing Body on 1 December 2001, in so far as such consent is required by section 7 (2) of the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge Act, 1923.

Decree (7): Amendments to the Statutes of St Catherine's College

Explanatory note

The following decree records the consent of the University to amendments to the Statutes of St Catherine's College pursuant to the provisions of the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge Act, 1923. The effects of the amendments are to clarify and update the Statutes, and to make provision for the appointment of an Admissions Tutor and for disciplinary and suspension arrangements in relation to student members.

Text of Decree (7)

The consent of the University is given to the amendments to Statutes I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII, VIII, IX, and XII of St Catherine's College approved by the Governing Body on 12 June 2002, in so far as such consent is required by section 7 (2) of the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge Act, 1923.

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COUNCIL OF THE UNIVERSITY

Register of Congregation

Mr Vice-Chancellor reports that the following names have been added to the Register of Congregation:

ARDAVAN, A., Magdalen
ARMSTRONG, C.M., Nuffield
BAXTER, S.D., BA, Magdalen
BUXTON, R.E., Worcester
CURTHOYS, M.C., D.PHIL., Christ Church
FOXTON, M., University Surveyor's Office
HULL, J., BA, BM, DM, Lincoln
KILBURN, M.C., BA, D.PHIL., St John's
MACDONALD, A.C., All Souls
MARTINEC, T., Lincoln
MORGAN, B.A.C., BA, D.PHIL., Worcester
MORRIS, T.J., Templeton
OLDHAM, N.J., Jesus
REYNOLDS, K.D., BA, D.PHIL., Faculty of Modern History
SAVULESCU, J., St Cross
SHAW, T.E., Clinical School
SHUE, V.B., B.LITT., St Antony's

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DIVISIONAL AND FACULTY BOARDS

For changes in regulations for examinations, to come into effect on 11 October, see `Examinations and Boards' below.

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