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ELECTIONS TO DIVISIONAL BOARDS 5 June

There having been no nominations, the following vacancies lapsed to the Vice-Chancellor and Proctors.

The following have been nominated by the Vice-Chancellor and Proctors to hold office from the first day of Michaelmas Term 2003 for the periods stated:

Humanities

(From among the members of the Faculty of English)

For two years

S.L. MAPSTONE, MA, D.PHIL., Fellow of St Hilda's

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Life and Environmental Sciences

(From among the members of the Sub-faculty of Geography)

For one year

G.L. CLARK, MA, D.SC., Fellow of St Peter's

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Social Sciences

(From among the members of the Faculty of Social Studies)

For four years

D.F. HENDRY, MA, Fellow of Nuffield (reappointed)

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ELECTIONS TO FACULTY BOARDS 5 June

There having been no nominations, the following vacancies lapsed to the Vice-Chancellor and Proctors.

The following have been nominated by the Vice-Chancellor and Proctors to hold office from the first day of Michaelmas Term 2003 for a period of two years:

English Language and Literature

Ordinary members

1. I.C. BUTLER, MA, Student of Christ Church

2. P.E. MCCULLOUGH, MA, Fellow of Lincoln

3. L.C. MUGGLESTONE, MA, D.PHIL., Fellow of Pembroke

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Law

Official member

S. VOGENAUER, M.JUR., Fellow-elect of Brasenose

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Modern History

Elected member

K.J. HUMPHRIES, MA, Fellow of All Souls

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DIVISIONAL BOARD BY-ELECTIONS 23 October 2003

Notice is hereby given of the following impending vacancies:

Humanities

(from among the members of the Faculty of Philosophy)

Resigning member: Professor J.R. Broome

Period of office: Hilary Term 2004 until Michaelmas Term 2004

Life and Environmental Sciences

(from among the members of a faculty or sub-faculty working in the Department of Zoology)

Resigning member: Professor P.W.H. Holland

Period of office: Michaelmas Term 2003 for two years

Mathematical and Physical Sciences

(from among the members of the Sub-faculty of Chemistry)

Resigning member: Dr J.C. Green

Period of office: Michaelmas Term 2003 for two years

Nominations in writing for the elections on 23 October, by two members (other than the candidate) of the electorate for each vacancy, which is the same as the persons from among whom the vacancy will be filled (as specified above), will be received by the Head Clerk at the University Offices, Wellington Square, up to 4 p.m. on Monday, 29 September, and similar nominations by six members of the electorate other than the candidate, up to 4 p.m. on Monday, 6 October.

Council has decided that nominations should show for each signatory the name and faculty, sub-faculty, or department (indicative of the relevant electorate) in block capitals. Any names which are not so shown may not be published. At least one nomination in respect of each candidate must be made on an official nomination form. Copies of the form are obtainable from Rebecca Gibbs (telephone (2)80179; e-mail: rebecca.gibbs@admin.ox.ac.uk). In the event of a contested election, a brief biographical notice of each candidate will be published in the Gazette dated 16 October, and voters may wish to wait until they have read these notes before returning their ballot papers (which will be sent out to members of the electorate as soon as possible after the closing date for nominations, and which, after completion, must be received by the Head Clerk not later than 4 p.m. on 23 October).

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STANDING COMMITTEE FOR THE HONOUR SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING AND MATERIALS

Honour School of Engineering and Materials Part II 2004

Corrigendum

The Standing Committee for the Honour School of Engineering and Materials has approved the following subjects for examination in Part II of the Honour School of Engineering and Materials 2004. Candidates must offer three papers from those listed below.

EME1. Electronic Materials and Devices

Advanced Electronic Properties; Novel Electronic Materials and Properties; Superconductivity: Materials and Devices; Structure and Electrical Properties of Crystals; Semiconductor Device Fabrication.

EME2. Optoelectronics

Fundamentals of Optics; Optoelectronic Components; Imaging and Display; Optoelectronic Systems.

SME1. Structural Materials I

Melt Processing; Advanced Engineering Alloys; Fracture and Fatigue; Creep; Mechanics of Composites.

SME2. Structural Materials II

Polymer Engineering; Design with Ceramics; Structural Biomaterials; Advanced Polymeric Materials.

Note: this replaces the notice concerning the Honour School of Engineering and Materials Part II 2004 published in the Gazette of 19 June (p. 1440–1). In the list of subjects for Structural Materials I the words `and Superplasticity' have been removed after `Creep'.

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BOARD OF THE FACULTY OF MUSIC

Honour Moderations and Preliminary Examinations in Music

Changes to examination timetables, with effect from 1 October 2003 (for first examination in 2004)

1. Performance programmes are to be submitted by Friday in first week of Trinity Term.

2. Performance examinations, Monday and Tuesday in fourth week of Trinity Term.

3. Keyboard Skills examination, Monday and Tuesday in fifth week of Trinity Term.

4. Composition and Extended Essays should be submitted by Friday in fifth week of Trinity Term.

5. Techniques paper will be issued by Friday in fifth week of Trinity Term.

6. Techniques paper should be submitted by Friday in sixth week of Trinity Term.

7. All written paper will take place on Monday and Tuesday in eighth week of Trinity Term

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Honour School of Music

Changes to examination timetables, with effect from 1 October 2003 (for first examination in 2005)

1. Orchestration Paper will be issued on Friday in seventh week of Hilary Term.

2. Orchestration paper will be submitted on Friday in third week of Trinity Term.

3. Written papers will be taken in fifth week of Trinity Term.

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CHANGES IN REGULATIONS

With the approval of the Educational Policy and Standards Committee of Council, and, where applicable, of divisional boards, the following changes in regulations made by divisional and faculty boards will come into effect on 10 October.

1 Humanities and Social Sciences Boards

Honour School of Modern History and Politics

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

1 In Examination Regulations, 2003, p. 336, after l. 51 insert: `(d) One Further Subject as specified for the Honour School of Modern History, one of subjects 201--27 in Politics specified for the Honour School of Philosophy, Politics and Economics which is not offered under Regulation 3 above, and one Special Subject in Politics as specified for the Honour School of Philosophy, Politics and Economics, except that the restriction which prevents PPE candidates from combining a Special Subject in Politics with a thesis or supervised dissertation in Politics does NOT apply for Modern History and Politics candidates.'

2 Ibid., p. 337, l. 33, delete `, Special Subject in Politics'.

3 Ibid., p. 337, ll. 40--1, delete `, Special Subject in Politics'.

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2 Life and Environmental Sciences Board

(a) M.Sc. by Coursework in Archaeological Science

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

In Examination Regulations, 2002, p. 680, delete ll. 25--6 and substitute: `4. The written examination shall consist of:

(a) two papers on the syllabus described in the Schedule, to be taken in the second week of Trinity Term, and

(b) either one pre-set essay of approximately 10,000 words, or two pre-set essays of approximately 5,000 words each. The subject and length of each essay must be approved by the examiners before the end of Michaelmas Full Term. Two copies of each essay must be delivered to the Examination Schools by noon on the Friday of first week of Trinity Term. Essays must be typed or printed, must bear the candidate's examination number but not his or her name, and must include a statement of the number of words. Any illustrations must be included in both copies.'

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(b) M.St. in Archaeological Science

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

In Examination Regulations, 2002, p. 604, delete ll. 41--2 and substitute: `5. The written examination shall consist of:

(a) two papers on the syllabus described in the Schedule, to be taken in the second week of Trinity Term, and

(b) either one pre-set essay of approximately 10,000 words, or two pre-set essays of approximately 5,000 words each. The subject and length of each essay must be approved by the examiners before the end of Michaelmas Full Term. Two copies of each essay must be delivered to the Examination Schools by noon on the Friday of first week of Trinity Term. Essays must be typed or printed, must bear the candidate's examination number but not his or her name, and must include a statement of the number of words. Any illustrations must be included in both copies.'

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(c) M.Sc. by Coursework in Visual Anthropology

With immediate effect

1 In the regulations published in the Gazette on 25 July 2002 (Vol. 132, No. 4631, pp. 1560--1), regulation 4(iv), delete `submitted to the Chairman of the Examiners not later than Monday of the seventh week of Trinity Term' and substitute `delivered not later than noon on the Monday of the seventh week of Trinity Term to the Chairman of Examiners, M.Sc. in Visual Anthropology, c/o Clerk of the Schools, Examination Schools, High Street, Oxford. Non-print materials shall not constitute more than fifteen minutes of viewing/reading time in the case of video or multimedia submissions'.

2 Ibid., Schedule to the regulations, line 5 of item 3, delete `ethnical' and substitute `ethical'.

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(d) M.Sc. by Coursework in Material Anthropology and Museum Ethnography

With immediate effect

1 In Examination Regulations, 2002, p. 722, l. 27, insert closing bracket after `Anthropology'.

2 Ibid., l. 29, delete `of anthropological' and substitute `in anthropological'.

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(e) M.Phil. in Material Anthropology and Museum Ethnography

With immediate effect

In Examination Regulations, 2002, p. 553, ll. 2--3, after `approval of his' insert `or her'.

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3 Mathematical and Physical Sciences Board

Honour School of Engineering and Computing Science

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

In Examination Regulations 2002, p. 168, l. 15, delete `Control, Computing and Numerical Computing' and substitute `Control and Numerical Computing'.

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4 Social Sciences Board

(a) M.Phil. in Comparative Social Policy

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

In Examination Regulations, 2002, p. 507, l. 20 after `to be taken.' insert `The thesis should have a comparative dimension, that is, it should normally compare more than one country or system.'

(b) M.Sc. in Comparative Social Policy

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

In Examination Regulations, 2002, p. 684, l. 30 after `supervisor and student.' insert `The thesis should have a comparative dimension, that is, it should normally compare more than one country or system.'

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(c) M.Sc. in Politics and International Relations Research

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

1 In Examination Regulations, 2002, p. 731, l. 21 delete `consist of' and substitute `be the written examination paper set as part of'.

2 Ibid., l.27, after `Qualifying Test' delete `Examination' and substitute `written examination paper'.

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(d) M.Sc. in Political Theory Research

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

1 As published in Gazette, Vol. 133, No. 4656, p. 1110, delete section 3. and substitute: `3. Candidates are required to sit a written examination paper. The examination paper shall consist of the written examination set as part of the Qualifying Test for the M.Phil. in Politics (Political Theory). Candidates who fail the Qaulifying Test written examination paper may retake the examination at a date stipulated in the Regulations for the relevant M.Phil.'

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5 Board of the Faculty of Law

(a) BCL and M.Juris

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

1 In Examination Regulations, 2002, p. 869, delete ll. 28-- 32.

2 Ibid, p. 872, delete ll. 41--50.

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(b) M.Phil. in Law

With effect from 1 October 2004 (for first examination in 2006)

1 In Examination Regulations, 2002, p. 870, delete ll. 28-- 30.

2 As for the BCL and M. Juris (see (a) above).

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6 Board of the Faculty of Modern History

(a) Honour Moderations in Modern History

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

In Examination Regulations, 2002, p. 56, l. 37, delete `The English and Celtic Peoples, 1154–1216', and substitute `Conquest and Frontiers: England and the Celtic Peoples 1150–1220'.

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(b) Master of Studies in Historical Research (Medieval History)

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

1 In Examination Regulations, 2002, p. 629, l. 36, before `based' insert `normally'.

2 Ibid., l. 37, after `aspect of' insert `historiography or methodology relevant to'.

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(c) Master of Studies in Historical Research

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

In Examination Regulations, 2002, p. 628, l. 48, delete `Friday of fifth' and substitute `Monday of third'.

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(d) Master of Studies in Modern History

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

1 In Examination Regulations, 2002, p. 637, ll. 33-34, delete `three extended essays of between 3,000 and 5,000 words;' and substitute `two extended essays of up to 5,000 words and one seminar presentation;'.

2 Ibid., l. 37, after `essays' insert `and seminar presentations'.

3 Ibid., delete ll. 38-40 and substitute: `Either (a) two essays and one presentation in any one of the periods in Medieval History from the list (i)–(iv) below:'.

4 Ibid., delete ll. 45--51 and substitute: `or (b) two essays and one seminar presentation in the history of Europe (including the British Isles) from 1500 to the present:

Candidates choose an appropriate Optional Subject paper from the M.Phil. in Modern European History.

Candidates are advised that there may be some restrictions in combining Optional Subject and Examination papers.

or (c) two essays and one seminar presentation in any one of the periods in the History of the British Commonwealth and Empire and South Asian History from the list (i)–(iii) below:

British Commonwealth History

(i) since c.1840;

South Asian History

(ii) India and the World Economy, 1700--1860;

(iii) Aspects of social change in South Asia, c.1860 to the present

or (d) two essays and one seminar presentation in the History of the United States of America from the eighteenth century to the present;

Topics in the History of the United States of America from the eighteenth century to the present.'

5 Ibid., p. 638, delete l. 1 and ll. 8--19.

6 Ibid., delete ll. 23--38 and substitute:

`History of Europe since 1500

Source criticism

Historical controversies

Modern political and social theory

British Commonwealth History

Concepts and methods of imperial history

South Asian History

Concepts and methods in South Asian History

United States History

Methods and evidence in the History of the United States of America'.

7 Ibid., l. 41, delete `period' and substitute `subject'.

8 Ibid., l. 49, after `latest.' insert `The written notes of the seminar presentation are to be handed in to the seminar convener immediately after the presentation.'

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(e) Master of Philosophy in Modern European History

With effect from 1 October 2003 (for first examination in 2005)

1 In Examination Regulations, 2002, p. 554, l. 42, delete `made by' and substitute `of'.

2 Ibid., p. 555, delete ll. 8-10 and substitute: `I. for each of two Optional Subjects

(a) two extended essays of up to 5,000 words, including footnotes, (b) the marked assessment by the seminar convenor of one seminar presentation accompanied by the candidate's written notes (of no more than 3,000 words) for the presentation;'.

3 Ibid., delete l. 14 and substitute: `Two extended essays each from two of the following Optional'.

4 Ibid., after l. 20 insert `5 Varieties of modernism in Britain and Europe 1870-1920' and renumber existing Optional Subjects 5 and 6 as 6 and 7.

5 Ibid., after line 23 insert: `It is expected that additional Optional Subjects will be approved from time to time by the Graduate Studies Committee of the Board of the Faculty of Modern History. A descriptive list of Optional Subjects will be published by the Board of the Faculty of Modern History in September for the academic year ahead. The definitive list of Optional Subjects for any one year will be circulated to candidates and their supervisors and posted on the Faculty notice board not later than Friday of Third Week of Michaelmas Term of the academic year in which the paper is to be taken.'

6 Ibid., delete ll. 27-37 and substitute: `3DB, not later than noon on Friday of the Fourth Week of Hilary Term of their first year. Two type-written copies of the extended essays must be sent to the Chairman of the Examiners for the M.Phil. in Modern European History, c/o Clerk of the Schools, Examination Schools, High Street, Oxford, by noon on Friday of Noughth Week of Trinity Term in the candidate's first year. The written notes of the seminar presentations are to be handed in to the seminar convenor immediately after each presentation.'

7 Ibid., ll. 40-42, delete the sentence `The definitive list ... of the course.'.

8 Ibid., l. 46, after `controversies' insert `or `Modern political and social theory','.

9 Ibid., p. 556, l. 6, delete `General Board' and substitute `Educational Policy and Standards Committee'.

10 Ibid., l. 23, delete `three essays' and substitute `the essays and the seminar presentation'.

11 Ibid., l. 37, after `attempt.' insert: `If it is the opinion of the examiners that the work done by a candidate, while not of sufficient merit to qualify for the Degree of M.Phil., is nevertheless of sufficient merit to qualify for the Degree of Master of Studies in Modern History, the candidate shall be given the option of resitting the M.Phil. (as provided by Ch. VI, Sect. vi, §2, paragraph 4, and in accordance with this regulation) or of being granted leave to supplicate for the Degree of Master of Studies.'

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7 Board of the Faculty of Music

(a) Honour School of Music

With effect from 1 October 2004

1 In Examination Regulations, 2003, p. 366, l. 39, delete `eighth week of Hilary Full Term' and substitute `seventh week of Hilary Full Term'.

2 Ibid., l. 42, delete `of the fourth week of Trinity Full Term' and substitute `of the third week of Trinity Full Term'.

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(b) Honour Moderations and the Preliminary Examination in Music

With effect from 1 October 2004

1 In Examination Regulations, 2003, p. 53, l. 12, delete `from noon on Friday of the sixth week in the Trinity Term' and substitute `from noon on Friday of the fifth week in the Trinity Term'.

2 Ibid., p. 53, l. 15, delete `not later than noon on Friday of the seventh week of the same term' and substitute `not later than noon on Friday of the sixth week of the same term'.

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8 Board of the Faculty of Theology

B.Th.

With immediate effect

In Examination Regulations, 2002, p. 478, l. 14, after `in the same session.' insert `Any candidate who withdraws from a Part 1 paper must also withdraw from all Part 2 papers entered in the same session.'

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