Oxf. Univ. Gazette, 21 October 2004: Examinations and Boards

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BY-ELECTIONS TO DIVISIONAL AND FACULTY BOARDS

18 November 2004

Notice is given of the following impending vacancies:

Humanities Board

(from among the members of the Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages)

Resigning member: Professor A. Suerbaum

Period of office: one year from Michaelmas Term 2004


Board of the Faculty of Theology

One ordinary member

Resigning member: The Revd Thomas Weinandy

Period of office: one year from Michaelmas Term 2004

Nominations in writing for the elections on 18 November, 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 of Student Administration at the University Offices, Wellington Square, up to 4 p.m. on Monday, 25 October, and similar nominations by six members of the electorate (other than the candidate), up to 4 p.m. on Monday, 1 November.

Council has decided that nominations should show for each signature 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 Any names which are not so shown may not be published.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 the Web site.

In the event of a contested election, a brief biographical notice of each candidate will be published in the Gazette dated 4 November, and voters may wish to wait until they have read these notes before returning their ballot papers (which will be sent 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 of Student Administration not later than 4 p.m. on 4 November.

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CHANGES IN REGULATIONS

With the approval of the Educational Policy and Standards Committee of Council, and of the Humanities Board, the following changes in regulations made by the Board of the Faculty of Modern History will come into effect on 5 November.

Board of the Faculty of Modern History

Master of Philosophy in Modern European History

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

1 In Examination Regulations, 2003, p. 573, delete ll. 33--4 and substitute:

`II. one examination paper on historical methodology;

III. on methodology essay of up to 7,000 words and one seminar presentation on a topic in the field of historical concepts and controversies;

IV. a dissertation of up to 30,000 words.'

2 Ibid., p. 574, delete ll. 5--10 and substitute:

`History, c/o Graduate Office, Modern History Research Unit, Block 11-2, Radcliffe Infirmary, Oxford OX2 6HE, not later than Friday of Fourth Week of Hilary Term of their first year. Two type-written copies of the two extended essays for their first Optional Subject must be sent to the Chairman of Examiners for the M.Phil. in Modern European History, c/o The Clerk of the Schools, Examination Schools, High Street, Oxford, by noon on Friday of Noughth Week of Hilary Term in the candidate's first year, and two type-written copies of the two extended essays for the second Optional Subject must be sent to the same address by Friday of Noughth Week of Trinity Term in the candidate's first year. The written notes of the seminar'.

3 Ibid., delete ll. 16-20 and substitute:

`II. Historical methodology paper

One three-hour written examination paper `Source criticism', to be examined in Trinity Term of the candidate's first year.

III. Methodological essay

One methodological essay (of up to 7,000 words) and a seminar presentation for a class on `Historical concepts and controversies', to be examined in Trinity Term of the candidate's second year. Students may choose a topic for their essay and presentation in an area proximate to their dissertation subject, but may not replicate any material submitted for examination.

IV. Dissertation'.

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