Oxf. Univ. Gazette, 28 October 2004: Examinations and Boards

Examinations and Boards

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APPOINTMENTS, REAPPOINTMENTS, AND CONFERMENT OF TITLE

Humanities Division

Appointments

UNIVERSITY LECTURER

Classics

JOSEPHINE CRAWLEY QUINN (PH.D. California). Fellow of Worcester College. In Ancient History. From 1 October 2004 to 30 September 2009.

UNIVERSITY LECTURER (NTF)

Comparative Philology and General Linguistics

MARY DALRYMPLE (PH.D. Stanford). Fellow of Linacre College. In General Linguistics. From 1 October 2004 to 30 September 2009.

FIXED-TERM UNIVERSITY LECTURER (NTF)

Medieval and Modern Languages

DIMITRIS PAPANIKOLAOU (PH.D. London). Fellow of St Cross College. In Modern Greek. From 1 October 2004 to 30 September 2008.

UNIVERSITY LECTURER (CUF)

English Language and Literature

BART BASTIAAN VAN ES (M.PHIL., PH.D. Cambridge). Fellow of St Catherine's College. In English. From 1 October 2004 to 30 September 2009.

Modern History

KATHRYN JANE GLEADLE (PH.D. Warwick). Fellow of Mansfield College. In Modern History. From 1 September 2004 to 31 August 2009.

DEPARTMENTAL LECTURER

Medieval and Modern Languages

SARA LUCIA AMELIA BRANDELLERO (MA Brasilia). In Brazilian Literature and Culture. From 1 October 2004 to 30 September 2006.

Modern History

GRANT TAPSELL (M.PHIL., PH.D. Cambridge). In Early Modern History. From 1 October 2004 to 30 September 2005.

DONALD J. RATCLIFFE, MA, M.PHIL. In American History. From 1 October 2004 to 30 September 2007.

GEORGE SOUTHCOMBE, M.ST. Fellow of Jesus College. In Early Modern History. From 1 October 2004 to 30 September 2005.

ANNA MARY BAYMAN, M.ST. Fellow of St Hilda's College. In Early Modern History. From 1 October 2004 to 30 September 2005.

GAVIN PATRICK LOUIS PARKINSON (MA, PH.D. Courtauld). In History of Art. From 1 October 2004 to 30 September 2007.

Oriental Studies

LINDA M. FLORES (MA Washington, PH.D. UCLA). In Modern Japanese. From 1 October 2004 to 30 September 2006.

THOMAS ANTONY WILLIAM NELSON, D.PHIL. In Japanese. From 1 October 2004 to 30 September 2005.

FRANCES SUSAN REYNOLDS (MA, PH.D. Birmingham). In Assyriology. From 1 September 2004 to 31 August 2005.

JOSEPH BENJAMIN ASKEW (MA Monash, PH.D Adelaide). In Chinese. From 1 September 2004 to 31 August 2006.

JUNIOR LECTURER

Modern History

SANDRA P. SCANLON (MA Dublin). Fellow of St Hilda's and St Anne's Colleges. In Twentieth-Century American History. From 1 September 2004 to 31 August 2005.

Philosophy

ROBERT C. BISHOP (MA, PH.D. Texas). In Philosophy of Physics. From 1 October 2004 to 30 September 2005.

INSTRUCTOR

Medieval and Modern Languages

VILMA DE GASPERIN (MA Padua). In Italian. From 1 October 2004 to 30 September 2007.

Oriental Studies

NOA BRUME, BA. In Modern Hebrew. From 1 October 2004 to 30 September 2007.

TAJALSIR HAJNUR KANDOURA (MA Bath). In Arabic. From 1 October 2004 to 30 September 2007.

Reappointments

UNIVERSITY LECTURER

Medieval and Modern Languages

JAN FELLERER (MA Vienna, DR. DES. Basel). Fellow of Wolfson College. In Non-Russian Slavonic Languages. From 1 October 2004 to the retiring age.

Music

ROBERT SAXTON, MA, D.MUS. Fellow of Worcester College. In Music. From 1 October 2004 to the retiring age.

Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art

SERA FURNEAUX, MA. Fellow of St Hilda's College. In Fine Art. From 1 October 2004 to 31 September 2007.

FIXED-TERM UNIVERSITY LECTURER (NTF)

Oriental Studies

JAMES BRYANT LEWIS (MA Hawaii). Fellow of Wolfson College. In Korean. From 1 August 2004 to 31 July 2007.

Conferment of title

UNIVERSITY LECTURER (CUF)

English Language and Literature

MISHTOONI CARYS ANNE BOSE, M.PHIL, D.PHIL. Student of Christ Church. In English. From 1 October 2004 to 30 September 2009.

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Environmental Sciences Division

Appointments

UNIVERSITY LECTURERS

SEBASTIAN M. SHIMELD (B.SC. Southampton, PH.D. Manchester). Fellow of Balliol. In Zoology. From 1 October 2004 to 30 September 2009.

GILES F.S. WIGGS (B.SC., PH.D. UCL). Fellow-elect of Brasenose. In Geocomputation. From 1 January 2005 to 31 December 2009.

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Mathematical and Physical Sciences Division

Appointments

UNIVERSITY LECTURERS

ZHONGMIN QIAN (PH.D. China). Fellow of Exeter. In Stochastic Analysis. From 1 October 2004 until 30 September 2009.

MARCUS P.F DU SAUTOY, MA, D.PHIL. Fellow-elect of Wadham. In Mathematics. From 1 October 2005 until 30 September 2010.

BALAZS SZENDROI (BA, PH.D. Cambridge). Fellow-elect of St Peter's. In Pure Mathematics. From 1 October 2005 until 30 September 2010.

ANDRE LUKAS (B.SC., PH.D.). Fellow of Balliol. In Theoretical Physics. From 1 October 2004 until 30 September 2009.

JOEL OUAKNINE, D.PHIL. (B.SC., M.SC. McGill). Fellow of St John's. In Computer Science. From 1 October 2004 until 30 September 2009.

MICHAEL HAYWARD, BA, D.PHIL. Fellow-elect of Somerville. In Inorganic Chemistry. From 1 August 2007 until 31 July 2012.

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Reappointment

STEPHEN D BILLER (B.SC. Michigan, M.SC., PH.D. Irvine, USA.), Fellow of Mansfield College. In Physics. From 1 October 2004 to the retiring age.

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ORIENTAL STUDIES LECTURE LIST, MICHAELMAS TERM: NEAR AND MIDDLE EASTERN STUDIES

Due to recent changes to published arrangements, an amended version of the Near and Middle Eastern Studies Lecture List for Michaelmas Term is now available online at http://www.admin.ox.ac.uk/pubs/lectures/os-nme.pdf.

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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 boards of faculties will come into effect on 12 November.

1 Board of the Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages

M.St. and M.Phil. in Slavonic Studies

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

1 In Examination Regulations, 2004, p. 658, l. 31, after `Qualifying Examination.' insert `Candidates may not take subjects which they have already studied in a first degree course.'

2 Ibid., l. 35, after `for the M.Phil.' insert `The subject of the thesis should fall within the areas of Slavonic languages and literatures.'

3 Ibid., p. 728, l. 32, after `from any one Schedule.' insert `Candidates may not take subjects which they have already studied in a first degree course.'

4 Ibid., ll. 33--6, delete from `Candidates will be examined' to `a subject of the candidate's choice.' and substitute:

`Candidates will be examined by written examination, except Schedule 2.iv (Methods of Criticism and the Theory of Literature) which will be examined under the regulations for the M.St./M.Phil. in European Literature, and except that in lieu of written examination in one subject a candidate may elect under Schedule 2.v to submit an essay of 6,000 to 8,000 words on a subject of the candidate's choice. The subject of the essay should fall within the areas of Slavonic languages and literatures.'

5 Ibid., delete p. 728, l. 50, and p. 729, l. 3, and renumber existing options (ii)–(xii) as (i)–(x) accordingly.

6 Ibid., p. 729, l. 14, delete `Methods of Metrical Analysis' and substitute `Prague School of Linguistics'.

7 Ibid., l. 24, delete `Belorussian or'.

8 Ibid., l. 25, delete `or' and substitute `and'.

9 Ibid., delete ll. 34 and 35 and renumber existing options (ii)–(xii) as (i)–(x) accordingly.

10 Ibid., l. 48, delete `Russian Literature before Pushkin' and substitute `Literature and Culture of the Russian Enlightenment'.

11 Ibid., after l.50 insert `iv. Russian Modes of Lyric (1820--1940)' and renumber existing options (iv)–(viii) as (v)–(ix).

12 Ibid., p. 730, delete ll. 5–7 and substitute:

`i. Czech Poetry since 1774.

ii. Czech Prose Fiction and Drama since 1774.

iii. Polish Literature since 1798.

iv. Slovak Literature since 1783.'

13 Ibid., l. 11, after `the Civil War' insert `(M.Phil. in Russian and East European Studies, Group B. History, 3., 4., 5.)'.

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2 Boards of the Faculties of Medieval and Modern Languages, Classics, and English Language and Literature

M.St. in Women's Studies

With immediate effect

In Examination Regulations, 2004, delete from p. 742, l. 51, to p. 744, l. 54, and substitute:

`1. Every candidate must follow, for at least three terms, a course of instruction in Women's Studies. Candidates will, when they enter for the examination, be required to produce from their society a certificate that they are following such a course.

2. Candidates are required to present themselves for viva voce examination if summoned by the examiners. 3.The examiners may award a distinction for excellence in the whole examination.

4. Syllabus:

Candidates must offer A below, one option from B, and a dissertation (c).

A. Theory and Methods

B. Options. Candidates must follow one of a range of option courses approved by the Joint Standing Committee for Women's Studies. A full list of the options available is given in the course handbook for the academic year in question.

C. A dissertation of up to 15,000 words (and not less than 13,000), excluding footnotes and bibliography, on a subject proposed by the candidate in consultation with the dissertation supervisor. A form detailing the title and subject of the dissertation, countersigned by the dissertation supervisor, must be submitted for approval to the Chair of Examiners (c/o Modern Languages Graduate Studies Office) not later than Friday of seventh week of Hilary Term. The subject matter of the dissertation may be related to that of either or both of the two pieces of written work submitted for the Theory and Methods and the Options courses, but material deployed in such pieces of work may not be repeated in the dissertation.

5. In the case of A and B candidates will be examined by the submission of written work. The essay submitted under A should be of 6,000 words, excluding footnotes and bibliography. The essay submitted under B should be of up to 10,000 words (and not less that 9,000 words), excluding footnotes and bibliography. A form detailing the titles and topics of the written work proposed, countersigned by the general supervisor and option tutor respectively, must be submitted for approval to the Chair of Examiners (c/o Modern Languages Graduate Office) not later than Friday of seventh week of Hilary Term.

The two pieces of written work under A and B (three typewritten or printed copies of each piece, bearing on the front the candidate's examination number but neither his or her name nor the name of his or her college) must be delivered in two separate envelopes bearing the respective words: `Theory/Methods Essay submitted for the M.St. in Women's Studies' and `Option Essay submitted for the M.St. in Women's Studies' to the Clerk of the Schools, Examination Schools, High Street, Oxford, not later than noon on Friday of first week of Trinity Term. Supervisors or others are permitted to give bibliographical help with and to discuss drafts of written work submitted. Each envelope of written work must be accompanied, under a separate cover, by a signed statement by the candidate that it is his or her own work except where otherwise indicated.

In the case of C, the dissertation (three typewritten or printed copies, bearing on the front the candidate's examination number but neither his or her name nor the name of his or her college) must be delivered in an envelope bearing the words: `Dissertation submitted for the M.St. in Women's Studies' to the Clerk of the Schools, Examination Schools, High Street, Oxford, not later that noon on Friday of eighth week of Trinity Term. Students must also submit three copies of a brief abstract (no more than 500 words) outlining the rationale and approach of the thesis. Candidates must themselves retain one typewritten or printed copy of their work. Supervisors or others are permitted to give bibliographical help with and to discuss drafts of dissertations. In the case both of the submission of written work under A and B and of the submission of the dissertation (c), candidates must ensure that a separate receipt for each submission is received from the Examination Schools and is retained for future reference.

6. A candidate who fails to submit any of the three written elements (that is, the two pieces of written work and the dissertation) by the dates specified above shall be deemed to have withdrawn from the examination.

7. If the two pieces of written work, submitted for A and B, and/or the dissertation, submitted for C, fail the examination, the candidate shall not be granted leave to supplicate for the degree of M.St. Such a candidate is permitted to resubmit the elements of the examination which have failed to satisfy the examiners, on one further occasion only. The two pieces of written work (A and B) shall be resubmitted by noon on Friday of first week of the Trinity Term following their first examination. The dissertation (C ) shall be resubmitted by not later than noon of Friday of 8th Week of the Trinity Term following their first examination.'

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3 Board of the Faculty of Music

Degree of Doctor of Music

With immediate effect

1 In Examination Regulations, 2004, p. 564, after l.35 insert:

`Candidates intending to submit for the Degree of Doctor of Music are strongly advised to consult the Chairman of the Faculty Board who will arrange, free of charge, for an advisory consultation on one or more of the works intended for submission, prior to their formal submission.'.

2 Ibid., ll. 37--9, delete `a major musical work or works of his own composition and of outstanding merit for approval by the Board of the Faculty of Music.' and substitute:

`two copies of a portfolio for approval by the Board of the Faculty of Music. The portfolio shall normally consist of between five and seven compositions which, taken together, demonstrate originality and a high level of technical and aesthetic distinction, significantly in advance of what is required for a D.Phil. in composition. Each portfolio shall include a copy of any recordings of the compositions. The portfolio should demonstrate an ability to handle varied musical forces and large-scale structures. Where the composer is predominantly concerned with acoustic instrumental music, there should be evidence of extended structures such as symphonic work and carefully wrought music such as that associated with the string quartet medium, amongst contrasting work. Where the composer has concentrated on the development of other areas, such as mixed media, studio, ethnic or community approaches, the work should be of comparable quality in its field. No work so submitted shall have previously been submitted for examination purposes, but it may previously have been published in any of the forms indicated in (3) below.'

3 Ibid., p. 565, after l. 3 insert:

`(3) A list of publications where publication is understood to take place by any or all means including public performance, CD recording, broadcast etc. and not solely or necessarily by commercial printing of the score.

(4) A curriculum vitae (including main landmarks in career, full list of significant published works with full details of principal performances, esteem indicators such as prizes, bursaries, composer-in-residence posts, honours).

(5) A declaration that portfolio is the candidate's own unaided work.'

4 Ibid., ll. 6--8, delete `judges to consider the works submitted by the candidate and report thereon to the board.' and substitute:

`two external assessors to consider the portfolio and present an agreed joint report to the board. The report should be sufficiently comprehensive and detailed to enable the board to assess the work submitted by the candidate, and should make a clear recommendation as to whether the degree is to be awarded.'

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4 Board of the Faculty of Philosophy

Special Regulations governing confirmation of D.Phil. status

With effect from 1 October 2005

In Examination Regulations, 2004, p. 921, l. 32, delete `of third term.' and substitute `of the third term; it also expects that students should normally have their D.Phil. status confirmed at least one year before the submission of their thesis.'

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