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APPOINTMENTS AND REAPPOINTMENTS

With the approval of the relevant divisional board, the following appointments and reappointments have been made for the periods stated.

Life and Environmental Sciences Board

Reappointments

SUSAN M. LEA, MA, D.PHIL., Fellow of St Hilda's. In Molecular Biophysics. From 1 October 2004 to the retiring age.

RICHARD WASHINGTON, MA, D.PHIL. (BA Natal), Fellow of Keble. In Physical Geography. From 1 October 2004 to the retiring age.

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Mathematical and Physical Sciences Board

Appointments

UNIVERSITY LECTURERS

JASON SMITH, MA, D.PHIL., Fellow-elect of Mansfield. In Materials. From 1 June 2004 to 31 May 2009.

ERIK SEIFFERT (BA Berkley, MA Texas at Austin, PH.D. North Carolina), Fellow-elect of Wolfson. In Palaeobiology and Palaeoenvironments (in association with a curatorship in the Oxford University Museum of Natural History). From 1 October 2004 to 30 September 2009.

STEPHEN CLARK (BA Cambridge, M.SC. Manchester, D.PHIL. Sussex), Fellow-elect of Keble. In Computer Science. From 1 August 2004 to 31 July 2009.

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Reappointments

LORNA J. SMITH, MA, D.PHIL., Fellow of St Hilda's. In Chemistry. From 1 October 2004 to the retiring age.

STEPHEN J. ROBERTS, MA, D.PHIL., Fellow of Somerville. In Engineering Science. From 1 October 2004 to the retiring age.

ANDREW M. STEANE, MA, D.PHIL., F.INST.P., Fellow of Exeter. In Physics. From 1 October 2004 to the retiring age.

PETER G. JEAVONS (MA, M.SC. Leicester, PH.D. London), Fellow of St Anne's. In Computing Science. From 1 September 2004 to the retiring age.

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CHANGES IN REGULATIONS

With the approval of the Educational Policy and Standards Committee of Council, and, where applicable, of the Humanities Board, the following changes in regulations made by divisional boards, faculty boards, and the Committee for the Ruskin School will come into effect on 2 April 2004.

1 Life and Environmental Sciences Board

M.St. and M.Phil. in Landscape Archaeology

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

1 In Examination Regulations, 2003, p. 504, after l. 43 insert:

`Landscape Archaeology—Life and Environmental Sciences'.

2 Ibid., p. 618, after l. 22 insert:

`Landscape Archaeology      Life and Environmental Sciences'.
3 Ibid., p. 1004, l. 4, after `European Archaeology,' insert `Landscape Archaeology,'.

4 Ibid., p. 1009, l. 12, after `European Archaeology,' insert `Landscape Archaeology,'.

5 Ibid., p. 1009, l. 26, after `European Archaeology,' insert `Landscape Archaeology,'.

6 Ibid., p. 1011, l. 35, after `European Archaeology,' insert `Landscape Archaeology,'.

7 Ibid., p. 1012, l. 10, after `European Archaeology' insert `Landscape Archaeology,'.

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2 Medical Sciences Board

Preliminary Examination in Medicine

With immediate effect

In Examination Regulations, 2003, pp. 917--19, as amended in Gazette, Vol. 133, 31 July 2003, pp. 1589--90 (Gazette, 31 July 2003, p. 1590, first column, ll. 1-- 2), delete `Candidates will be required to write two essays from a wide choice of questions.' and substitute:

`Candidates will be given a wide choice of questions and will be required to answer two. The answers required may be in the form of an essay or other written task.'

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3 Board of the Faculty of Modern History

Honour School of Modern History

(i) With immediate effect

1 In Examination Regulations, 2003, p. 317, l.50, delete `and approval by'.

2 Ibid., l. 51, after `Chairman of Examiners' insert `by the Friday of Week 4 of the Hilary Term of the Final Year and subsequent approval'.

3 Ibid., p. 318, delete `Candidates shall be expected to' on l.5 to `by the thesis adviser' on l.12 and substitute:

`Candidates shall be expected to have had a formal meeting or meetings with their College History Tutor, and, if necessary, an additional meeting or meetings with a specialized thesis adviser in the Trinity Term of their Second Year, as well as a second formal meeting or meetings with their thesis adviser in the Michaelmas Term of their Final Year, prior to submitting the title of their thesis. While writing the thesis, candidates are permitted to have further advisory sessions at which bibliographical, structural and other problems can be discussed. The total time spent in all meetings with the college History Tutor and/or the specialized thesis adviser must not exceed five hours. A first draft of the thesis may be commented on, but not corrected in matters of detail and presentation, by the thesis adviser.'

4 Ibid., ll. 31--3, delete: `(d) that no more than five advisory meetings have taken place between the candidate and his or her College History Tutor or thesis adviser,' and substitute:

`(d) that no more than five hours have been spent in preparatory or advisory meetings between the candidate and his or her College History Tutor or thesis adviser,'.

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

In Examination Regulations, 2003, p. 314, l. 34, delete `, Emancipation, and the Crisis of the Union 1857--1875' and substitute `and the Crisis of the Union 1854–1865'.

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

In Examination Regulations, 2003, p. 313, ll. 20--1, delete `(xv) History of the United States 1600--1830, (xvi) History of the United States since 1815, (xvii)' and substitute `(xv) Britain's North American Colonies: from settlement to independence, 1600--1812, (xvi) From Colonies to Nation: the History of the United States 1776--1877, (xvii) The History of the United States since 1863, (xviii)'.

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

Honour School of Modern History and Modern Languages

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

In Examination Regulations, 2003, p. 331, l. 18, after `preceding the examination.' insert:

`In the rare cases when a candidate is dispensed from the requirement to spend a year abroad after their second year, that candidate shall not be required to submit their Bridge Essay until noon on Friday of eighth week of the Hilary Term preceding the examination.'

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

1 In Examination Regulations, 2003, p. 330, line 51, after `History' insert `(except for candidates offering Celtic, who shall offer one period of The History of the British Isles as specified for the Honour School of Modern History)'.

2 Ibid., p. 332, line 10, after `School of Modern History' insert `(except for candidates offering Celtic, who may offer one period of General History as specified for the Honour School of Modern History)'.

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5 Board of the Faculty of Oriental Studies

(a) M.St. in Chinese Studies

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

In Examination Regulations, 2003, p. 628, after l. 20 insert:

`Candidates must satisfy the examiners in each of the following:'.

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6 Boards of the Faculties of Philosophy and Theology

(a) Honour School of Philosophy and Theology

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

1 In Examination Regulations, 2003, p. 454, ll. 2--3, delete `(unless they intend to offer both papers 3 and 7 as prescribed for the Honour School of Theology)'.

2 Ibid., delete ll. 7--14 and substitute:

`(i) The Gospels and Jesus (with special reference to the Gospels of Matthew and John)

Questions will be set on the four gospels, their theology and ethics, literary and historical problems associated with the gospels, the historical Jesus, and different approaches to the gospels. Candidates will be required to comment on a passage from Matthew, at least two of which will be printed in English. They will also be required to comment on a passage from John, at least two of which will be printed in English. Comment on passages printed in Greek only will be optional'.

3 Ibid., p. 455, delete ll. 5--8- and substitute: `The translation components of paper (25), The Hebrew of the Old Testament, of the Honour School of Theology may be offered as an optional extra paper by candidates for the Honour School of Philosophy and Theology. Paper (29), The New Testament in Greek, of the Honour School of Theology may also be offered as an optional extra paper by candidates for the Honour School of Philosophy and Theology.'

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(b) Pass School of Philosophy and Theology

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

In Examination Regulations, 2003, p. 455, ll. 16--18, delete `In paper (b)(i) the question containing passages for comment will not be compulsory for candidates in the Pass School of Philosophy and Theology.'

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7 Board of the Faculty of Theology

(a) Honour School of Theology

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

1 In Examination Regulations, 2003, p. 473, l. 30, delete `either paper (25) or (29) as optional papers' and substitute `paper (25) as an optional paper'.

2 Ibid., l. 37, delete `The Synoptic Gospels' and substitute `The Gospels and Jesus'.

3 Ibid., p. 474, l. 6, delete `7' and substitute `4'.

4 Ibid., delete l. 11.

5 Ibid., ll. 14--15 and 27--8, delete `or Paper (4) (candidates choosing Paper (3) must choose Paper (7) under (viii) below)'.

6 Ibid., delete ll. 23--4 and 36--7.

7 Ibid., p. 476, delete ll. 10--31 and substitute:

`(3) The Gospels and Jesus (with special reference to the gospels of Matthew and John)

Questions will be set on the four gospels, their theology and ethics, literary and historical problems associated with the gospels, the historical Jesus, and different approaches to the gospels.

Candidates will be required to comment on a passage from Matthew, at least two of which will be printed in English. They will also be required to comment on a passage from John, at least two of which will be printed in English, or to comment on a passage in Greek with English supplied from Matthew 3--13 inclusive with parallels in Mark and/or Luke.

Candidates who have not passed either paper 6 (New Testament Greek) or paper 7 (Biblical Hebrew) in the Preliminary examination for Theology will have to translate and comment on two passages, one from Matthew 5--7, 26--8 and one from John 1--6, which will be printed only in Greek, unless their other papers include translation and/or comment on at least two passages of Hebrew. The passages printed only in Greek will be optional for all other candidates.

(4) Pauline Literature

Candidates will be expected to show a knowledge of the theological, ethical, literary and historical issues posed by study of the Pauline corpus of letters in the New Testament.

Candidates will be required to comment on two passages from 1 Corinthians, and on two passages from either Romans or Galatians. Candidates for Track I will be required to comment on at least one passage from 1 Corinthians 1--7, 15 in Greek, and one passage from Romans 3--8 or from Galatians in Greek; however, candidates from Track I may restrict their comment to texts printed in English if their other papers include translation and/or comment on at least two passages of Hebrew. Candidates for Track II or Track III or for the Joint School of Philosophy and Theology may restrict their comment to passages printed in English.'

8 Ibid., p. 477, delete ll. 6--11 and substitute:

`(7) Luke--Acts

Candidates will be expected to show a knowledge of the theological, ethical, literary and historical issues posed by study of Luke's gospel and the book of Acts. Candidates will be required to comment on four passages from Luke-Acts, including two printed in Greek only. Of the passages printed in Greek only, at least one will be taken from Luke 19--24, and one from Acts 1--7, 15.'

9 Ibid., p. 482, delete ll. 21--40 and substitute:

`(28) Hebrews to Revelation

Candidates will be expected to show a knowledge of the theological, ethical, literary and historical issues posed by study of Hebrews and the book of Revelation. There will also be opportunity for candidates to show knowledge of James, 1 and 2 Peter, 1--3 John, and Jude.

Candidates will be required to comment on two passages from Hebrews, including one printed in Greek only. They will also be required to comment on two passages from Revelation, including one printed in Greek only. Of the passages printed in Greek only, at least one passage from Hebrews will be taken from Hebrews 1--7, and one passage from Revelation will be taken from Revelation 4--6, 12--14.

(29) The New Testament in Greek

Candidates will choose passages for translation from amongst a number taken from the Greek New Testament. The text used will be that of the United Bible Societies, 4th edn. The selection of passages will allow candidates to select passages for translation from the following texts and chapters: Acts 20--6, Colossians, 1 and 2 Thessalonians, Hebrews 7--10, James, 1 and 2 Peter, Revelation 1--12. There will also be opportunity to translate passages from outside these specified chapters.

Note: This paper is not available as a full paper but only as an optional extra translation paper.'

10 Ibid., p. 487, delete ll. 10--12 and substitute:

`The translation component of paper (25), The Hebrew of the Old Testament, may be offered as an optional extra paper by candidates who are taking the full paper. Paper (29), The New Testament in Greek, may also be offered as an optional extra translation paper.'

(b) Pass School of Theology

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

1 In Examination Regulations, 2003, p. 487, ll. 18--19, delete `3 (The Synoptic Gospels), and 4 (The Theology and Ethics of the New Testament)' and substitute `and 3 (The Gospels and Jesus)'.

2 Ibid., ll. 24--6, delete `Candidates may not offer both paper 3 and paper 4. In paper 4 the question containing passages for comment will not be compulsory for candidates for the Pass School.'

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(c) Bachelor of Theology

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

1 In Examination Regulations, 2003, p. 489, delete ll. 27--9 and substitute: `for one or two years full-time, followed by part-time study and, in these cases, may hold the status of Student for the Degree of Bachelor of Theology for up to eighteen terms or fifteen terms respectively.'

2 Ibid., p. 492, l. 7, after `the paper or' insert `, where specified,'.

3 Ibid., p. 495, l. 35, insert `§' at the beginning of the line.

4 Ibid., delete ll. 36--8 and substitute

`Candidates may propose one of the following for approval by the Supervisory Committee:

(a) a topic which falls outside the other rubrics, assessed by a long-essay of 7,000 words along with four college-assessed pieces of work;

(b) a topic involving some research or interdisciplinary study, assessed by a long essay of 10,000 words without any college-assessed work;

(c) a language paper, assessed by written examination;

(d) a project with suitable assessment. The proposal should include the title, a brief description of the subject and approach envisaged, a preliminary bibliography, and in the case of (d) the proposed assessment method.'

5 Ibid., p. 983, delete ll. 34--8 and substitute:

`6. On successful completion of part I or of the entire course, candidates for the Certificate in Theology may, with the approval of the Supervisory Committee, offer the remaining papers necessary to meet the requirements for the award of the Bachelor of Theology.'

(d) M.St. in the Study of Religion

With effect from October 2004

In Examination Regulations, 2003, p. 669, delete from `Candidates shall offer' on l. 20 to `2 and 3. Two' on l. 22 and substitute ` Candidates must offer the paper on the Nature of Religion and two'.

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8 Committee for the Ruskin School

Final Examination in Fine Art

With effect from 1 October 2006 (for first examination in 2007)

In Examination Regulations, 2003, p.219, l. 2, after `1900' insert `(Modernism and after)'.

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