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Oxford University Gazette, 20 April 2006: Examinations and Boards

Appointments and Reappointments

Humanities Division

Appointment

JOHN PAUL II MEMORIAL VISITING LECTURER IN ROMAN CATHOLIC THEOLOGY

Faculty of Theology

THE REVD DR JOHN CHRISTOPHER AIDAN NICHOLS, MA, DIP.THEOL. (PH.D. Edinburgh), OP, Fellow of Greyfriars. As the John Paul II Memorial Visiting Lecturer in Roman Catholic Theology. From 17 April 2006 until 16 April 2008.

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Life and Environmental Sciences Division

Appointments

UNIVERSITY LECTURER

DR OLIVER PYBUS, D.PHIL. (B.SC. Nottingham, M.SC. York), Fellow-elect of New College. In Zoology (Evolutionary Biology). From 1 July 2007 until 30 September 2010.

CAREER DEVELOPMENT FELLOW

ANDREW CURRAH (BA, M.PHIL. Cambridge, M.PHIL. Southampton), Fellow-elect of Worcester. in Geography and Environmental Science. From 1 May 2006 until 30 April 2009.

ACADEMIC FELLOW

DR GRAHAM TAYLOR, MA, D.PHIL., Fellow-elect of Jesus. In Biomathematics. From 1 October 2006 until 30 September 2011.

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Reappointments

UNIVERSITY LECTURER

DR ELISABETH HSU, School of Anthropology. From 19 March 2006 to the retiring age.

DR MARIA KAÏKA, School of Geography. From 1 January 2007 to the retiring age.

DR NICK LAKIN, Department of Biochemistry. From 1 August 2006 to the retiring age.

DR BEN BERKS, Department of Biochemistry. From 1 October 2006 to the retiring age.

DR JOHN PANNELL, Department of Plant Sciences. From 1 October 2006 to the retiring age.

DR ADRIAN THOMAS, Department of Zoology. From 1 October 2006 to the retiring age.

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Mathematical and Physical Sciences Division

Appointments

UNIVERSITY LECTURER

DR AXEL KUHN (B.SC., PH.D. Kaiserslautern), Fellow of Christ Church. In Experimental Quantum Optics. From 27 March 2006 until 26 March 2011.

DR TAMSIN MATHER (M.SC., M.PHIL, PH.D. Cambridge), Fellow-elect of University. Academic Fellow in Physics and Chemistry of the Earth and Environment. From 1 July 2006 until 30 June 2011.

DR DAVID PYLE (BA, PH.D. Cambridge), Fellow-elect of St Anne's. In Igneous Processes. From 1 July 2006 until 30 June 2011.

DR NICOLAS SMITH (BE, PH.D. Auckland), Fellow-elect of St John's. In Computational Biology. From 1 July 2006 until 30 June 2011.

DR MARK THOMPSON, M.ENG. (PH.D. London), Fellow-elect of Wadham. In Orthopaedic Biomechanics. From 1 September 2006 until 31 August 2011.

DR ADRIANNE SLYZ (B.SC. Harvard, M.SC., PH.D. Columbia), Fellow-elect of New College. In Astrophysics. From 1 October 2006 until 30 September 2011.

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Reappointments

DR RAPHAEL HAUSER, Computing Laboratory. From 1 September 2006 to the retiring age.

DR PETER HOWELL, Mathematical Institute. From 1 October 2006 to the retiring age.

DR ROSALIND RICKABY, Department of Earth Sciences. From 1 January 2007 to the retiring age.

DR PATRICK ROCHE, Department of Physics, Sub-department of Astrophysics. From 1 March 2007 to the retiring age.

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Social Sciences Division

Appointments

UNIVERSITY LECTURER

DR M. BOSWORTH (BA Western Australia, M.PHIL., PH.D., M.PHIL. Cambridge), Fellow of St Cross. In Criminology. From 1 October 2006.

MS M. PRESDESCU-VASVARI (B.SC. Academy of Economic Studies, Romania, MA Toronto), Fellow of Templeton. In Management Studies (Finance). From 1 September 2006 to 31 August 2011.

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Reappointments

UNIVERSITY LECTURER

DR N. VULKAN (B.SC. Tel Aviv, PH.D. London), Fellow of Worcester. In Management Studies (Business Economics). From 1 September 2006 to the retiring age.

DR E.V.K. FITZGERALD, MA (PH.D. Cambridge), Fellow of St Antony's. In Development Economics. From 1 October 2006 to the retiring age.

DR A.R. MUSTAPHA, MA, D.PHIL. (B.SC., M.SC. Ahmadu Bello), Fellow of St Antony's. In African Politics. From 1 October 2006 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 the Continuing Education Board and boards of faculties will come into effect on 5 May.

1 Continuing Education Board

Undergraduate Diploma in Computing

With effect from 1 October 2007 (for first examination in 2008)

In Examination Regulations, 2005, delete from l. 27 on p. 1077 to l. 20 on p. 1079 and substitute:

'Computing

1. Course

(a) The course will comprise of twelve units drawn from the Schedule below, and will be taught in two one-year modules, each comprising six units.

(b) The course, which is available on a part-time basis only, may be taken over a period of a minimum of two, and no more than five years. The course may be taken either in a distance learning mode or a face-to-face mode.

2. Every candidate will be required to satisfy the examiners in the following:

(a) Active participation in all parts of the course to the satisfaction of the Course Director;

(b) Active participation in group discussions under the guidance, and to the satisfaction, of the student's tutor;

(c) Attendance at two one-week summer schools in Oxford (normally in July/August) or six weekend schools;

(d) Ten coursework assignments, each of which shall not exceed 2,000–2,500 words or equivalent in length, based on the theoretical courses;

(e) Two summer school assignments or two weekend school assignments each of which shall not exceed 2,000–2,500 words or equivalent in length;

(f) Two written three-hour examination papers, each covering the subjects taught in one module.

Assignments under (d) and (e) will be forwarded to the examiners for consideration by such dates as the examiners shall determine and shall notify candidates.

3. Candidates will be required to achieve an overall pass for the assignments under 2(d) and (e) above and the examination papers under 2(f) above.

4. Candidates may be required to attend a viva voce examination at the end of the course.

5. The examiners may award a distinction to candidates for the Diploma.

6. Candidates who fail to satisfy the examiners in the requirements under 2(d)–2(f) and 3 may be permitted to resubmit work in respect of the part or parts of the examination which they have failed, for examination on not more than one occasion which shall normally be within one year of the examiners' decision to permit the candidate the opportunity to resubmit the work.

Schedule

1. The Basics of Hardware and Software

2. Networks and Data Structures

3. File Structures and Databases

4. Computer Architecture

5. Human Computer Interface

6. New Frontiers

7. Concepts of Programming

8. Further Programming

9. Multimedia Applications

10. World Wide Web 1 11. World Wide Web 2 12. An introduction to Systems Analysis and Development Software 13. Any other unit as defined by the Director of Studies and approved by the Board of Studies

The Board of Studies shall have the power to add other units or delete units from this list. In June and December each year a list of units will be published. Each such list, which will have been approved by the Board of Studies and which will be selected from the above schedule, will contain those units which will be available during the following academic year.'

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2 Boards of the Faculties of Classics and History

Honour School of Ancient and Modern History

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

In Examination Regulations, 2005, p. 161, l. 1 and l. 9, delete 'of the Board of the Faculty of Classics', and substitute: 'of Examiners, Honour School of Ancient and Modern History'.

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3 Board of the Faculty of Classics

(a) Honour School of Classics and English

With immediate effect

In Examination Regulations, 2005, p. 188, ll. 15–16, delete 'The Reception of Classical Literature in Twentieth-Century Poetry in English', and substitute 'The Reception of Classical Literature in Poetry in English since 1900'.


(b) Honour School of Literae Humaniores

(i) With immediate effect

1 In Examination Regulations, 2005, p. 323, l. 21, delete 'The Reception of Classical Literature in Twentieth-Century Poetry in English', and substitute 'The Reception of Classical Literature in Poetry in English since 1900'.

2 Ibid., p. 340, l. 6, , delete 'The Reception of Classical Literature in Twentieth-Century Poetry in English', and substitute 'The Reception of Classical Literature in Poetry in English since 1900'.


(ii) With effect from 1 October 2007 (for first examination in 2008)

In Examination Regulations, 2005, p. 327, l. 31, delete 'between two and five subjects in Greek and Roman History', and substitute 'up to five subjects in Greek and Roman'.

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

(a) Honour School of Literae Humaniores

With effect from 1 October 2008 (for first examination in 2009)

In Examination Regulations, 2005, p. 339, delete ll. 2–7 and substitute:

'(b) Catullus: manuscripts, text, interpretation

The paper will consist of (i) a compulsory transcription from a manuscript of Catullus and (ii) textual and interpretative commentary on a choice of passages (with apparatus criticus). Candidates will be expected to show appropriate knowledge of the history of transmission and the principles of textual criticism. Passages for commentary will be drawn from the following portions of the text: 1–14, 27–39, 44–51, 65–7, 69–76, 95–101, 114–116*.'


(b) Honour School of Classics and English

With effect from 1 October 2008 (for first examination in 2009)

1 In Examination Regulations, 2005, p.188, l. 8, delete 'Ovid... interpretation' and substitute:

'Catullus: manuscripts, text, interpretation'.

2 Ibid., after l. 8 insert:

'Note: University classes will be given for only one of these options each year.'


(c) Honour School of Classics and Modern Languages

With effect from 1 October 2008 (for first examination in 2009)

In Examination Regulations, 2005, p.197, l. 45, delete 'Ovid... interpretation' and substitute:

'Catullus: manuscripts, text, interpretation'.

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5 Board of the Faculty of English Language and Literature

(a) Honour School of English Language and Literature

With effect from 1 October 2007 (for first examination in 2008)

In Examination Regulations, 2005, p. 254, l. 48, delete 'Bunyan' and substitute 'Eliza Haywood'.


(b) M.St. in English

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

In Examination Regulations, 2005, p. 702, delete ll. 10–16 and substitute:

'not later than noon on Thursday of the tenth week of Michaelmas Term. In Hilary Term, candidates will be required to submit the following:

1. An essay of 5,000–7,000 words on a topic related to one of the special options taken under C in that term, to be submitted to the Clerk of the Schools, High Street, not later than noon on Thursday of the tenth week of Hilary Term.

2. An essay of 5,000–7,000 words on a topic related either to an option taken under B (in either term) or to a second special option taken under C in that term, to be submitted to the Clerk of the Schools High Street, not later than noon on Monday of the tenth week of Hilary Term. Candidates must'.

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6 Board of the Faculty of History

Preliminary Examination in Modern History

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

1 In Examination Regulations, 2005, p.129, after l. 25 insert:

'12. The American Empire: 1823–1904.'

2 Ibid., renumber 12–16 as 13–17.

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7 Board of the Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages

(a) Preliminary Examination for Modern Languages

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

In Examination Regulations, 2005, p. 140, l. 6, delete 'Italo Calvino, Palomar' and substitute 'Dario Fo, Morte accidentale di un anarchico'.


(b) M.Phil. in European Literature

With immediate effect

1 In Examination Regulations, 2005, p. 606, l.1, after 'European Literature' insert '(including programmes in Latin American Literature and Medieval and Early Modern Iberian Studies)'.

2 Ibid., p. 608, l. 16, after 'Board.' insert 'Special Subjects for the programmes in Latin American Literature and Medieval and Early Modern Iberian Studies will be indicated in the prospectus.'


(c) M.St. in European Literature

With immediate effect

In Examination Regulations, 2005, p. 704, l. 24, after 'European Literature' insert '(including programmes in Latin American Literature and Medieval and Early Modern Iberian Studies)'.

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8 Board of the Faculty of Oriental Studies

(a) Preliminary Examination in Oriental Studies

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

In Examination Regulations, 2005, p. 147, l. 31, delete 'Mishnaic' and substitute 'Rabbinic'.


(b) Honour School of European and Middle Eastern Languages

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

In Examination Regulations, 2005, p. 265, l. 12, and p. 267, l. 7, delete 'Mishnaic' and substitute 'Rabbinic'.


(c) Honour School of Oriental Studies

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

1 In Examination Regulations, 2005, p. 456, ll. 16, 46 and 47, delete 'Mishnaic' and substitute 'Rabbinic'.

2 Ibid., p. 458, l. 5, delete 'Mishnaic' and substitute 'Rabbinic'.

3 Ibid., p. 474, ll. 39, 41, 42 and 45, delete 'Mishnaic' and substitute 'Rabbinic'.

4 Ibid., p. 475, l. 2, delete 'Mishnaic' and substitute 'Rabbinic'.


(d) M.Phil. in Oriental Studies (ii) Egyptology

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

In Examination Regulations, 2005, p. 646, after l. 36 insert:

'For a second topic in the special field, candidates will be required to presubmit two essays of not more than 5,000 words each, which between them display command of more than a narrow range of the topic. Supervisors or others are permitted to give bibliographical help and to discuss drafts of essays. Such essays (two printed copies) must be delivered in a parcel bearing the words "Essays presubmitted for the M.Phil. in Egyptology" to the Clerk of the Schools, High Street, Oxford OX1 4BG by noon on the Thursday of the sixth week of Trinity Term in which the examination is to be taken.'


(e) M.Phil. in Oriental Studies (iv) Modern Middle Eastern Studies

With immediate effect

In Examination Regulations, 2005 p. 648, l. 48, after 'Arabic' insert ', Persian'.


(f) M.Phil. in Oriental Studies (xi) Modern Chinese Studies

With immediate effect

In Examination Regulations, 2005 p. 655, delete ll. 9–12 and substitute:

'(2) Two Chinese language papers (one written, one oral)

All candidates must offer one written and one oral Chinese paper. The oral paper will consist of individual tests to assess pronunciation, fluency and use of Chinese. The written paper will be of a duration of three hours and will comprise unseen translations from English to Chinese and from Chinese into English, grammatical analysis of Chinese sentences and a Chinese vocabulary test.'


(g) M.Phil. in Oriental Studies (xii) Modern Chinese Art and Literature

With immediate effect

In Examination Regulations, 2005 p. 656, delete ll. 37–40 and substitute:

'(2) Two Chinese language papers (one written, one oral)

All candidates must offer one written and one oral Chinese paper. The oral paper will consist of individual tests to assess pronunciation, fluency and use of Chinese. The written paper will be of a duration of three hours and will comprise unseen translations from English to Chinese and from Chinese into English, grammatical analysis of Chinese sentences and a Chinese vocabulary test.'


(h) M.St. in Modern Jewish Studies

With immediate effect

1 In Examination Regulations, 2005, p. 730, delete ll. 26–7.

2 Ibid., delete ll. 32–33 and substitute 'Candidates may be called for viva voce examination.'

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9 Board of the Faculty of Philosophy

(a) Special Regulations for the D.Phil. in Philosophy

With immediate effect

In Examination Regulations, 2005, p. 937, ll. 24–5, delete 'The board will appoint one assessor to read the submissions' and substitute:

'The board will appoint two assessors. The application will be considered, in the first instance, by the first assessor. If the first assessor is satisfied that the application should be approved, then he or she will recommend approval to the board. If the first assessor is not satisfied that the application should be approved, the application will be sent to the second assessor and a joint recommendation will be made. The assessors may not recommend that the application be refused unless they have first interviewed the candidate.'


(b) Special Regulations for the M.St. in Philosophy

With immediate effect (for first examination in 2006)

1 In Examination Regulations, 2005, p. 689, ll. 1–2, delete 'not later than Thursday of the fourth week of the Trinity Term in which he or she wishes to take the examination' and substitute 'not later than Friday of the fourth week of the Hilary Full Term of the year in which he or she wishes to take the examination'.

2 Ibid, p. 735, l. 5, delete 'subects' and substitute 'subjects'.

3 Ibid, ll. 6–7, delete 'by Friday of the eighth week of the Michaelmas Full Term' and substitute 'by Friday of the fourth week of the Hilary Full Term'.

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10 Board of the Faculty of Theology

(a) Preliminary Examination for Theology

With immediate effect

In Examination Regulations, 2005, p. 156, delete ll. 30–1 and substitute:

'(4) The History of the Church from Nero to Constantine

(5) Introduction to the Study of Religions'.


(b) Honour School of Theology

With immediate effect

In Examination Regulations, 2005, p.538, delete l. 29 and renumber existing l. 30 as '(vi)' and existing l. 32 as '(vii)'.


(c) B.Th.

(i) With immediate effect

1 In Examination Regulations, 2005, p. 558, l. 34 delete '5–7' and substitute '4–5:'.

2 Ibid, p. 559, l. 31 insert:

'However, in the examination itself they may transfer to texts in English without penalty.'


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

In Examination Regulations, 2005, p. 558, ll. 23–6 delete 'Historical Books... Samuel 11–12 in Hebrew.' and substitute:

'Pentateuch and the Prophetic Books, with particular reference to Genesis, Deuteronomy and Isaiah. They will study specific texts: either Genesis 1–3, 15–17, Deuteronomy 5–7, 12, 15–16 and Isaiah 5–11, 49–53 in English; or Genesis 1–4 in Hebrew.'


(d) M.St. in Study of Religion

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

In Examination Regulations, 2005, p. 741 delete ll. 52–3 and on p. 742 delete ll. 1–10 and substitute:

'This paper will deal with Christian theology and Christian practices, which will be studied in their historical and local contexts. Students will study the Gospels, the figure of Jesus; and they will consider various examples of Christian literature, history and institutions.'


(e) M.Th. in Applied Theology and Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Theology

(i) With immediate effect

In Examination Regulations, 2005, p. 854, after l. 12 insert:

'12. Ecclesiology in an Ecumenical Context

Candidates will examine the doctrines of the Church, the ministry and the sacraments in their relationship to the concrete realities of the life of the Church and the nature of its authority. The study will be made in the light of current thought across the Christian traditions.'


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

1 In Examination Regulations, 2005, p. 851, l. 34, delete 'be'.

2 Ibid., l. 36, delete 'after completing Part 1 (excluding Unit 2)' and substitute 'after the first year of study'.

3 Ibid., p. 852, l. 1, delete 'which must be approved before submission by the M.Th. Studies Committee.' and replace ',' with '.' after 'materials'.

4 Ibid., delete ll. 6–13 and substitute:

'A request for approval for the specific titles of the extended essays submitted in part I, written on the appropriate form, must reach the Chair of Examiners for the M.Th. in Applied Theology by the final Friday in February (for essays to be submitted in the following late April), and by the final Friday in June (for essays to be submitted in the following late September). In the case of Unit 2, the application should include a brief description of any portfolio of material to be submitted. Proposed topics for Part II dissertations may be submitted to the M.Th. Studies Committee before the completion of Part 1, and must have been submitted by the final Friday in December (for submissions in the following late April) and by the final Friday in March (for submissions in the following late September).'

5 Ibid., l. 34, after 'allowed' insert 'at the discretion of the examiners'.

6 Ibid., delete 'once' and substitute 'on one further occasion'.

7 Ibid., l. 35, after 'provided that' insert '(save in the case envisaged in 16. below)'.

8 Ibid., l. 36, after 'dissertation.' insert:

'Permission to resubmit a unit must be sought in writing from the Chair of Examiners by the final Friday in February (for essays to be submitted in the following late April), and by the final Friday in June (for essays to be submitted in the following late September).'

9 Ibid., after '14.' delete ll. 43–5 and substitute:

'Full-time students for the M.Th. must submit their dissertation within six terms of beginning the course; part-time students must submit their dissertation within twelve terms of beginning the course; students who change from full- time to part-time status after three terms must submit their dissertation within nine terms of beginning the course. This regulation is not affected by a student's need to resubmit a Part I Unit, except in the case covered by 16. below. 15. No full-time student for the degree shall retain that status for more than nine terms. No part-time student for the degree shall retain that status for more than eighteen terms; and no student who changes from full-time to part- time status after the first year of study shall retain student status for more than fifteen terms. 16. In the event of a full-time student needing to resubmit Unit 2 following a first examination in the Trinity Term of the student's second year of study, the M.Th. Studies Committee will review the case. It may at its absolute discretion grant permission, either for the resubmission to occur after the submission of the dissertation (notwithstanding 12. above), or for the submission of the dissertation to be delayed until the Trinity Term examination in the following academic year.'


(f) M.St. in Theology (Research)

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

In Examination Regulations, 2005, p. 752, delete ll. 14–16 and substitute:

'(a) A written examination in each of two subjects as prescribed for the M.St. in Science and Religion (The Nature of Science and either Current Issues in Theology or The Nature of Religion). An essay of 5,000 to 7,000 words, or three essays of 2,000 to 3,000 words may be substituted for each of the two papers specified.'

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