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Oxford University Gazette, 3 May 2007: Examinations and Boards

Appointments, Reappointments, and Conferments of Title

Humanities Division

Appointments

UNIVERSITY LECTURERS

English Language and Literature

KIRSTEN ELEANORA SHEPHERD-BARR, Grunnfag Oslo, BA Yale, D.PHIL Oxf, Fellow of St Catherine's College. In English and Drama. From 1 September 2007 until 31 August 2012.

History

KARL GERTH, BA Grinnell, PH.D Harvard, Fellow of Merton College. In the History of Modern China. From 1 October 2008 until 30 September 2012.

Theology

MARKUS BOCKMUEHL, BA British Columbia, M.DIV MCS Vancouver, PH.D Camb, Fellow of Keble College. In New Testament Studies. From 1 September 2007 until 31 August 2009.
Conferment of title. On behalf of the Recognition of Distinction Committee, the Vice-Chancellor has conferred the title of Professor of Biblical and Early Christian Studies on Dr Bockmuehl for the duration of the appointment.

UNIVERSITY LECTURER (NTF)

Medieval and Modern Languages

ELINOR MARY PAYNE, MA M.PHIL PH.D Camb, Fellow of St Hilda's College. In Phonetics and Phonology. From 30 April 2007 until 29 April 2012.

UNIVERSITY LECTURERS (CUF)

English Language and Literature

MARION ELIZABETH TURNER, BA D.PHIL Oxf, MA York, Fellow of Jesus College. In English. From 1 October 2007 until 30 September 2012.

Philosophy

FRANK ARNTZENIUS, BA B.SC Groningen, MA PH.D Lond, Fellow of University College. In Philosophy. From 1 July 2007 until 30 June 2010.
Conferment of title. On behalf of the Recognition of Distinction Committee, the Vice-Chancellor has conferred the title of Professor of Philosophy on Dr Arntzenius for the duration of the appointment.

SCOTT STURGEON, BA Texas, M.PHIL PH.D Arizona, Fellow of Wadham College. In Philosophy. From 1 October 2007 until 30 September 2010.

DEPARTMENTAL LECTURER

Philosophy

ANNA MARMODORO, PH.D Edin. In Ancient Philosophy. From 1 April 2007 until 30 September 2008.

FIXED-TERM INSTRUCTOR

Oriental Studies

BO HU, BA Jilin, M.SC Oxf. In Chinese. From 1 March 2007 until 30 September 2011.


Reappointments

CUF LECTURERS

English Language and Literature

SHARON ACHINSTEIN, AB Harvard, PH.D Princeton, Fellow of St Edmund Hall. In English. From 1 October 2007 until the retiring age.

KANTIK GHOSH, BA Calcutta, BA M.PHIL Oxf, PH.D Camb, Fellow of Trinity College. In English. From 1 October 2007 until the retiring age.

History

PEREGRINE L. GAUCI, M.PHIL D.PHIL Oxf, of Lincoln College. In Modern History. From 1 October 2007 until the retiring age.

INSTRUCTOR

Oriental Studies

TAJALSIR HAJNUR KANDOURA, MA Bath. In Arabic. From 1 October 2007 until the retiring age.


Conferment of title

UNIVERSITY LECTURER

History

KARL GERTH, BA Grinnell, PH.D Harvard, Fellow of Merton College. In the History of Modern China. From 1 October 2007 until 30 September 2008.

UNIVERSITY LECTURER (CUF)

Classics

PETER THONEMANN, MA M.PHIL D.PHIL Oxf, Fellow of Wadham College. In Ancient History. From 1 September 2007 until 31 August 2012.


Social Sciences Division

Appointment

SENIOR RESEARCHER

Anthropology

JUSTIN LEONARD BARRETT, PH.D Cornell. In Cognitive and Evolutionary Anthropology, School of Anthropology and Museum Ethnography. From 1 September 2007.

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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 divisional and faculty boards and the Continuing Education Board will come into effect on 18 May.

1 Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences Board

(a) Preliminary Examination in Earth Sciences

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

1 In Examination Regulations, 2006, p. 112, delete l. 16 and substitute:

'Special Regulations for the Preliminary Examination in Earth Sciences'.

2 Ibid., l. 26, delete '4 compulsory', and substitute '5 compulsory'.

3 Ibid., after l. 31, insert:

'(e) An approved practical paper'.

4 Ibid., delete ll. 35–42 and substitute:

'2. In addition to the above five papers a candidate in Earth Sciences shall be required to submit to the examiners such evidence as they require of the successful completion of field work normally pursued during the three terms preceding the examination. Candidates who fail to satisfy the examiners in this regard will be required to sit a further paper, which may only be taken once.'

5 Ibid., p. 113, l. 1, delete 'the four papers', and substitute 'the five papers'.

6 Ibid., l. 7, delete 'all four papers', and substitute 'all five papers'.

7 Ibid., l. 11, delete 'in clause 1'.

8 Ibid., l. 11, delete 'all four papers', and substitute 'all five papers'.

9 Ibid., delete ll. 12–13 and renumber cll. 7 and 8 as 6 and 7.

10 Ibid., l. 14, delete 'all four papers', and substitute 'all five papers'.

11 Ibid., l. 15, delete 'two or more', and substitute 'three or more'.

12 Ibid., l. 16, delete 'offer four papers', and substitute 'offer five papers'.

(b) M.Sc by Coursework in Computer Science

With effect from 1 October 2007

1 In Examination Regulations, 2006, p. 755, ll. 29–30, delete 'Candidates shall submit a written assignment on each of seven and no more than eight topics' and substitute:

'Candidates shall submit written assignments for at least twenty-eight units and no more than thirty-two units of topics'.

2 Ibid., ll. 33–5, delete 'The list of courses shall be divided into two sections: Schedule A and Schedule B. Candidates shall be required to select at least four topics from Schedule B.' and substitute:

'The list of courses shall be divided into three sections: Schedule A, Schedule B and Schedule C. Candidates shall be required to select at least 16 units of topics from Schedules B and C combined.'

3 Ibid., p. 756, ll. 9–11, delete 'A total of seven topics must be selected with at least four from Schedule B; candidates shall be allowed to choose a maximum of eight topics.' and substitute:

'A total of 28 units of topics must be selected with at least sixteen units from Schedules B and C combined; candidates shall be allowed to choose a maximum of thirty-two units of topics.'

4 Ibid., l. 19, delete 'Schedule B' and substitute 'Schedules B and C'.

5 Ibid., delete ll. 36–42 and substitute:

'11. Any candidate who has not satisfied the examiners in sixteen units of topics or who has failed to reach a minimum standard in twenty-four units of topics by the beginning of Trinity Term shall be deemed to have failed the degree course. To satisfy the examiners a candidate must attain a minimum standard in twenty-eight units of assignments under clause 3(i) and pass twenty units (including at least twelve units from Schedules B and C combined or assignments on alternative topics approved under clause 8), pursue an adequate course of practical work, and attain an adequate level of achievement in all three parts of the examination under clauses 3(i), (ii) and (iii).'

6 Ibid., delete ll. 49–51 and substitute:

'A candidate who has passed in at least sixteen but fewer than twenty units of assignments will be required to reattend the course and obtain a pass in one further topic, selected from either of Schedules B or C. A candidate who has attained a minimum standard in at least 24 but fewer than twenty-eight units of assignments will be required to reattend the course and obtain the minimum standard in one further topic, selected from either Schedules B or C.'


2 Continuing Education Board

M.St in Creative Writing

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

In Examination Regulations, 2006, p. 677, l. 11, delete '(iv) a collection of poetry of 56–60 pages, approximately 1,500 lines', and insert '(iv) a collection of poetry of between 40 and 60 pages and between 600 and 1,200 lines.'


3 Board of the Faculty of History

(a) M.St in Medieval Studies

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

1 Examination Regulations, 2006, p. 662, after l. 25 insert:

 
`Medieval Studies             History'. 

2 Ibid., p. 704, l. 13 insert:

'Medieval Studies

The regulations of the Board of the Faculty of History are as follows:

1. Candidates for the M.St in Medieval Studies must follow for at least three terms a course of instruction and directed research and must, upon entering the examination, produce from their society a certificate to that effect.

2. Candidates must attend such lectures, seminars, classes as his or her supervisor, in consultation with the convenor of the M.St in Medieval Studies, shall determine. These will include one compulsory language class over three terms, and candidates must attend any language tests set by their language teachers. The choice of languages includes Latin, Old English, Old Norse, Old French, Old High German, Old Irish, Middle Welsh, Greek, Hebrew, and Arabic. Language and class teachers will report to the Chairman of Examiners a candidate's attendance and participation, and where appropriate, test results not later than Monday of Ninth Week of Trinity Term.

3. In Hilary Term candidates will follow a compulsory interdisciplinary seminar, on a theme chosen by the convener of the M.St, which will exemplify the different but complementary approaches to medieval sources offered by individual disciplines. Candidates must provide evidence of attendance to the examiners.

4. In each Michaelmas and Hilary Term candidates will take one Option Paper of their choice, from the subject options made available by the participating faculties in any given year and term. A descriptive list of option papers will be published by the Faculty of History in September for the academic year ahead (not all options may be available every year). The definitive list of option papers for any one year will be posted on the History Faculty's graduate notice board not later than Friday of Third Week of Michaelmas Full Term preceding the examination. For each of the two Option Papers candidates must submit two typewritten or printed copies of an essay of between 5,000 and 7,000 words. Candidates should consult the convenor of the Option Paper on the suitability of their chosen essay topic. These submissions must be addressed to the Chairman of Examiners for the M.St in Medieval Studies, c/o Examination Schools, High Street, Oxford OX1 4BG, and handed in no later than 12 noon on Monday of First Week of Trinity Term.

5. Candidates will choose a course of palaeography and/or codicology classes in one of the participating faculties. They must submit no later than 12 noon on Monday of First Week of Trinity Term to the Chairman of Examiners, at the address above, two typewritten or printed copies of an essay of between 5,000 and 7,000 words based on the course work, or alternatively provide a transcription of a document if that is the preferred method of assessment of the relevant faculty.

6. Candidates must choose, after due consultation with their supervisor, a topic for a dissertation based on their individual research. Candidates are required to submit two typewritten or printed copies of the dissertation, which shall not normally exceed 12,000 words, to the Chairman of the Examiners, at the address above, at the latest by 12 noon on Monday of Ninth Week of Trinity Term. Each dissertation must include a short abstract which concisely summarises its scope and principal arguments, in about 300 words.

7. Candidates are required to present themselves for an oral examination if and when required by the examiners.

8. The examiners may award a distinction to candidates who have performed with special merit in the whole examination.

9. A candidate who fails the examination will be permitted to retake it on one further occasion only, not later than one year after the initial attempt.

Such a candidate whose dissertation has been of satisfactory standard may resubmit the same piece of work, while a candidate who has reached a satisfactory standard on the written work will not be required to retake that part of the examination.'

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