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Oxford University Gazette, 9 February 2006: Examinations and Boards

By-election to Divisional Board 9 March 2006

Mathematical and Physical Sciences Board

Vacancy: A person elected by and from among the members of the Faculty of Mathematical Sciences working in the Computing Laboratory (Post no. 20)

Retiring Member: Professor L.N. Trefethen

Period of office: from date of election until MT 2006

Where it is specified in the above list that the candidate must be from among certain persons 'working in' a Department or other institution, both the candidates and the electors must be persons so working at the time of the election.

Nominations in writing for the elections on 9 March, 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, University Offices, Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JD up to 4 p.m. on Monday 13 February. Nominations in writing by six members will be received by the Head of Student Administration, University Offices, Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JD up to 4 p.m. on Monday 20 February.

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 Any names which are not so shown may not be published.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 on an official nomination form. Copies of the form are available from the Elections Project Administrator, Room 254, University Offices, Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JD (telephone: (2)80463, e-mail: In the event of a contested election, a brief biographical notice of each candidate will be published in the Gazette dated 2 March, and voters may wish to wait until they have read these 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 of Student Administration not later than 4 p.m. on 9 March.

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By-election to Divisional Board 16 February

Mathematical and Physical Sciences Board

As the number of candidates is no more than is sufficient to fill the vacancy (see p. 585), the following candidate will be deemed duly elected as a member of the Mathematical and Physical Sciences Board as of 16 February, to hold office from the date of the election until MT 2007.

PROFESSOR G. HANCOCK, MA (MA Dublin, PH.D. Cambridge), Fellow of Trinity

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Mathematical and Physical Sciences Board

M.Sc in Mathematics and the Foundations of Computer Science

In addition to the lists previously published, the Supervisory Committee has approved the following course for 2005–6.

Section A

Schedule II

Profinite Groups

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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 24 February.

1 Medical Sciences Board

Master of Surgery

With immediate effect (for first examination in 2006)

1 In Examination Regulations, 2005, p. 1010, delete from l.1 to l. 28 and substitute:

'(b) he or she has passed the FRCS or equivalent examination, and passed the examination hereinafter prescribed.

2. The examination shall consist of a thesis, and may include a viva voce examination to test the candidate's general competence in his or her own field.

3. No candidate shall be admitted to the examination earlier than the sixteenth term from the date of passing the Second Examination for the Degree of Bachelor of Medicine or an equivalent final medical examination from a university approved by Council.*'

2 Ibid, l. 29, delete '7. A candidate for Part II of the examination' and substitute '4. A candidate' and renumber existing clauses 8 to 9 as 5 to 6.

3 Ibid, p. 1023, delete from l. 32 to p. 1024, l. 4.

4 Ibid, l. 5, delete 'Part II'.

5 Ibid, ll. 7–8, delete 'Clinical Medicine Board or the Physiological Sciences Board' and substitute 'Medical Sciences Board'.

2 Board of the Faculty of English Language and Literature

Honour School of English Language and Literature

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

1 In Examination Regulations 2005, p. 259, after l. 4 insert:

'(h) Postcolonial literature'.

2 Ibid., l. 5, reletter existing ( h) accordingly.

3 Board of the Faculty of Theology

Honour School of Theology

With immediate effect

1 In Examination Regulations, 2005, p. 543, l. 51, delete 'From 1 October 2006' and substitute 'Until 1 October 2006'.

2 Ibid., p. 552, l. 33, insert:

'(40) [39] English Church and Mission 597–754

Candidates will be expected to study the main lines of the history of the English Church in this period, and some aspects of its theology. There will also be an opportunity to study works of art. Candidates will be expected to have studied the texts in Group I, on which alone gobbets will be set, and in at least one of sections (a), (b), (c) in Group II.

Group I

(a) Bede, Ecclesiastical History of the English People, Preface, Books I, 23–24; II; III; IV; V, 9–10, 19 (trans. L. Sherley-Price, revised R. E. Latham, with introduction and notes by D. H. Farmer, Penguin Classics, 1990), pp. 41–4, 72–265, 278–82, 300–6.

(b) Bede's Letter to Egbert, trans. D. H. Farmer, ibid., pp. 337–51.

(c) Bede, On the Temple, trans. S. Connolly, in J. O'Reilly (Liverpool University Press: Translated Texts for Historians 21, 1995), Prologue and Book I to I, 8.4, pp. 1–33; Book II, 18.8 to 20.9, pp. 76–100.

(d) Eddius Stephanus, Life of Wilfrid in The Age of Bede (ed. D. H. Farmer, trans. J. Webb, Penguin Classics, 1988) pp. 105–82.

(e) 'The Dream of the Rood', in A Choice of Anglo-Saxon Verse, ed. and trans. R. Hamer (Faber, 1970), pp. 161–71.

Group II

(a) Adomnan of Iona, Life of St Columba, ed. and trans. R. Sharpe (Penguin Classics, 1995).

(b) Bede, Life of Cuthbert, in The Age of Bede (Penguin Classics, 1988), pp. 41–102, Bede, Lives of the Abbots of Wearmouth and Jarrow, ibid., pp. 185–208. Bede's Homily on the Gospel for the Feast of St Benedict Biscop, in Bede, Homilies on the Gospels, trans. L. T. Martin and D. Hurst, Preface by B. Ward (Cistercian Studies Series, 110, 1991), pp. 125–32.

Letters of Aldhelm, in Aldhelm, The Prose Works, trans. M. Lapidge and M. Herren (Boydell and Brewer, 1979), pp. 152–70.

(c) Willibald's Life of St Boniface and The Correspondence of St Boniface, in C. H. Talbot, The Anglo-Saxon Missionaries in Germany (Stead and Ward, 1954), pp. 25–62, 65–149.'

3 Ibid., renumber existing text as '(41) [40]'.

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