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Oxford University Gazette, 22 February 2007: Examinations and Boards

  • Divisional and Faculty Board By-elections 8 March

    Humanities Board

    Vacancy: One elected by and from among the members of the Faculty of Philosophy (post no. 7)

    Retiring member: Dr S.R. Parkinson

    Until: MT 2008


    Theology Board

    Vacancy: One ordinary member elected by all members of the faculty, exclusive of the persons qualified to be official members as per Regulations 19.8 and 19.9.(2) (post no. 16)

    Retiring member: Dr B.E. Schmidt

    Until: MT 2007

    The following nomination has been duly received:

    PROFESSOR G.D. FLOOD, BA, MA, PH.D Lanc, Faculty of Theology

    Nominated by:

    M.J. Edwards, Christ Church

    E.D.H. Carmichael, St John's

    P.S. Endean, Campion Hall

    A.J. Moore, St Peter's

    As the number of nominations is no more than sufficient to fill the above vacancy, the candidate so nominated shall be deemed to be duly elected as of 8 March 2007 (as per Council Regulations 19.32 of 2002 made by Council on 26 June 2002, amended on 5 May 2005 and 16 March 2007).

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    Appointment and Conferments of Title

    Medical Sciences Division

    Appointment

    UNIVERSITY LECTURER

    Biochemistry

    MARK HOWARTH, M.BIOCHEM D.PHIL Oxf, Fellow of Worcester. In Bionanotechnology. From 1 October 2007.

    Conferments of title

    UNIVERSITY RESEARCH LECTURER

    NIKLAS PER JENS LINDEGÅRDH, Head of Pharmacology, Wellcome Trust Unit, Bangkok.

    SARAH JANE DUNSTAN, Vice Director and Research Scientist, Oxford University Clinical Research Unit, Ho Ch Minh City.

    CATHERINE MOLYNEUX, Senior Research fellow, Wellcome-KEMRI Research Centre, Kilifi.

    JANE MARGARET GREEN, Clinical Research Scientist, Cancer Research UK Epidemiology Unit.

    CONSTANCE SCHULTSZ, Clinical Research Fellow, Oxford University Clinical Research Unit, Ho Chi Minh City.

    CHRISTIAN FRIEDRICH BECKMANN, Research Associate, Department of Clinical Neurology.

    KARLA MILLER, EPSRC Research Fellow, Department of Clinical Neurology.

    ED JUSZCZAK, Senior Medical Statistician, Centre for Statistics in Medicine.

    ROBERT DEACON, Research Scientist, OXION, Department of Experimental Psychology.

    TIMOTHY EDWARD JOHN BEHRENS, MRC Fellow in Computational Biology, Department of Experimental Psychology.

    UDO CHRISTIAN THOMAS OPPERMANN, Research Scientist, Nuffield Department of Orthopaedic Surgery.

    THOMAS HARDER, Group leader, Sir William Dunn School of Pathology.

    KEITH LAWRENCE BRAIN, Wellcome Trust Research Fellow, Department of Pharmacology.

    MAIKE DOROTHEA GLITSCH, Dorothy Hodgkin Royal Society Fellow, Department of Physiology, Anatomy and Genetics.

    ANDREW BUSHELL, Senior Post Doctoral Fellow, Nuffield Department of Surgery.

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    Chairmen of Examiners

    Hilary Term 2007

    Honour Moderations

    Classics: Dr R.B. Rutherford, Christ Church

    Moderations

    Law: Dr E. Fisher, Corpus Christi College

    Oriental Studies (Chinese): Dr P.T. Harries, Oriental Studies

    Preliminary Examinations

    Classics: Dr R.B. Rutherford, Christ Church

    Oriental Studies: Dr P.T. Harries, Oriental Studies

    Psychology, Philosophy, and Physiology: Professor A.J. Parker, St John's College

    Theology: Dr S.E. Gillingham, Worcester College

    Honour Schools

    Physics: Professor J.J. Binney, Theoretical Physics Supplementary Subject in Aromatic and Heterocyclic Pharmaceutical Chemistry: Dr J.H. Jones, Balliol College

    Supplementary Subject in Chemical Pharmacology: Dr G.C. Churchill, Department of Pharmacology

    Supplementary Subject in the History and Philosophy of Science: Dr S.W. Saunders, Philosophy Faculty Centre

    Supplementary Subject in Modern Language (German): Dr J.H. Jones, Balliol College

    Supplementary Subject in Quantum Chemistry: Dr J.H. Jones, Balliol College

    M.Phil Qualifying Examination

    Oriental Studies: Modern Chinese Art and Literature; Classical Indian Religion; Modern Chinese Studies; Modern Middle Eastern Studies; Tibetan and Himalayan Studies: Professor A.G.J.S. Sanderson, All Souls College

    M.Sc. by Coursework

    Integrated Immunology: Professor J.M. Austyn, Surgery

    Management Research: Dr J. Reynolds, Templeton College

    Medicinal Chemistry for Cancer: Dr J. Robertson, Organic Chemistry

    Pharmacology: Dr G.C. Churchill, Pharmacology

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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 boards of faculties and the Continuing Education Board will come into effect on 9 March.

    1 Board of the Faculty of English Language and Literature

    Honour School of English Language and Literature

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

    1 In Examination Regulations, 2006, p. 249, delete ll. 40–41, and substitute:

    'other representative texts. Four passages will be set for the former and six for the latter, and candidates must choose two in each case. Questions on lexicography will include Johnson's Dictionary.'


    2 Board of the Faculty of History

    (a) M.St in Historical Research (Medieval History)

    With effect from 1 October 2007

    1 In Examination Regulations, 2006, p. 662, delete ll. 9–10.

    2 Ibid., p. 693, delete ll. 25–52, and p. 694, delete ll. 1–26.

    (b) M.St in History

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

    1 In Examination Regulations, 2006, p. 704, delete ll. 27–32.

    2 Ibid., l. 33, delete 'or (b)' and substitute 'Either (a)'.

    3 Ibid., l. 39, delete 'or (c)' and substitute 'or (b)'.

    4 Ibid., l. 47, delete 'or (d)' and substitute 'or (c)'.

    5 Ibid., p. 705, delete ll. 6–7.

    (c) M.St in Medieval History

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

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

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    `Medieval History             History'.
    

    2 Ibid., p. 704, l. 12, insert:

    'Medieval History

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

    1. Candidates for the M.St in Medieval History 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, and language courses as his or her supervisor shall determine, and undertake any language tests set by language teachers. 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 Friday of Ninth Week of Trinity Term.

    3. Candidates will follow a core course in medieval history, focusing on historical methods and the interpretation of historical evidence, during Michaelmas Term. In consultation with the convenor of the core course they will select a historiographical or methodological problem for individual in-depth study. On this agreed topic, candidates must submit to the Chairman of the Examiners of the M.St in Medieval History, c/o The Clerk of the Schools, Examination Schools, High Street, Oxford OX1 4BG, by noon on Monday of first week of Trinity Term two typewritten copies of an essay of between 3,000 and 5,000 words.

    4. In Hilary Term candidates will be required to choose an option paper of historical study within the field of medieval history, as offered by the History Faculty. 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 in every year). The definitive list of option papers for any year will be posted on the Faculty's graduate notice board not later than Friday of Third Week of Michaelmas Term of the academic year in which the paper is to be taken. Candidates must submit to the Chairman of the Examiners of the M.St. in Medieval History, at the address above, by noon on Monday of first week of Trinity Term two typewritten copies of two pieces of written work (of up to 5,000 words each) based on distinct aspects of the chosen option paper.

    5. The examiners may make the marks awarded to the candidates for the written work known to the Director of Graduate Studies where necessary for the purpose of grant applications and progression assessments. However, the pass list shall be issued only following the completion of the whole examination, including submission and final assessment of the dissertation.

    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 copies of the dissertation, which shall not normally exceed 15,000 words, to the Chairman of the Examiners, at the address above, at the latest by 12 noon on the last Friday in August of the academic year in which they are registered for the degree.

    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 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.'


    3 Board of the Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages

    Preliminary Examination for Modern Languages

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

    1 In Examination Regulations, 2006, p. 143, delete ll. 10–13 and substitute:

    'Der Student von Prag (dir. Stellan Rye, 1913)

    Der letzte Mann (dir. Friedrich Wilhelm Murnau, 1924)

    M (dir. Fritz Lang, 1931)

    Das blaue Licht (dir. Leni Riefenstahl, 1932)'.

    2 Ibid., p. 138, delete from l. 48 on p. 138 to l. 8 on p. 139 and substitute:

    'Modern Greek poetry and prose. Compulsory passages for explanation and detailed comment will be set. The syllabus will consist of a selection of poems and short stories by a variety of authors. (A list of the selection for the examinations in the academic year concerned will be available in the Modern Languages Faculty Office, 41 Wellington Square, from the beginning of the Michaelmas Full Term of that year).

    The examination paper will be divided into two sections. Section A will consist of two compulsory commentary passages from prescribed texts (one poetry passage and one prose passage). Section B will consist of a choice of essay questions, from which each candidate must choose one.'

    3 Ibid., p. 141, delete ll. 5–17 and substitute:

    'Twentieth-century Greek prose in context. Candidates will be expected to have and to be able to demonstrate such knowledge of the literary, intellectual, cultural and historical background as is necessary for the understanding of these texts. Compulsory passages for commentary will not be set in the examination. Angelopoulos's Ο Θιασος will be taught with an emphasis on the script, but aspects of the film will also be discussed.

    Candidates will be encouraged to make connections and comparisons between texts where appropriate.

    Prescribed texts

    Στρατής Δούκας, Ιστορία ενός αιχμαλώτου

     

    Δημήτρης Χατζής, Το τέλος της μικρής μας πόλης

     

    Κώστας Ταχτσής, Το τρίτο στεφάνι

     

    Θόδωρος Αγγελόπουλος, Ο Θίασος

     

    Παύλος Μάτεσις, Η μητέρα του σκύλου

     

    Αλέξανδ 61;ος Κοτζιάς, Ιαγουάρ ος'.


    4 Boards of the Faculties of Oriental Studies and Medieval and Modern Languages

    Preliminary Examination in European and Middle Eastern Languages

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

    As for the Preliminary Examination for Modern Languages (see 3 above).


    5 Boards of the Faculties of English Language and Literature and Medieval and Modern Languages

    Preliminary Examination in English and Modern Languages

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

    As for the Preliminary Examination for Modern Languages (see 3 above).


    6 Boards of the Faculties of History and Medieval and Modern Languages

    Preliminary Examination in Modern History and Modern Languages

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

    As for the Preliminary Examination for Modern Languages (see 3 above).


    7 Boards of the Faculties of Philosophy and Medieval and Modern Languages

    Preliminary Examination in Philosophy and Modern Languages

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

    As for the Preliminary Examination for Modern Languages (see 3 above).


    8 Board of the Faculty of Oriental Studies

    (a) Honour School of Oriental Studies

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

    In Examination Regulations, 2006, p. 445, l. 8, after '(v)' insert 'Modern'.

    (b) M.Phil in Oriental Studies: (xiv) Modern South Asian Studies

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

    1 In Examination Regulations, 2006, p. 620, after l. 41, insert:

    '(xiv) Modern South Asian Studies'.

    2 Ibid., p. 621, l. 13, after 'Classical Indian Religion' insert ', Modern South Asian Studies'.

    3 Ibid., l. 15, delete 'three' and substitute 'four'.

    4 Ibid., p. 634, after l. 24 insert:

    '(xiv) Modern South Asian Studies

    I. Qualifying Examination

    Candidates will be required, unless exempted by the Oriental Studies Board, to offer the following papers:

    1. Qualifying examination in Hindi (or the substitute core) language at the end of the Hilary Term of their first year, based on grammar knowledge and reading comprehension.

    2. A general methodological paper on the history and culture of South Asia, to be assessed by three-hour examination. Candidates who fail either or both parts of the Qualifying Examination may be allowed to retake that part or parts at the end of Trinity Term of their first year.

    II. Final Examination

    1. All candidates must offer:

    (a) one language paper in Hindi, Bengali, Sanskrit, Tibetan or Persian, based on knowledge of grammar, translation and reading comprehension, for which the use of a dictionary will be permitted.

    (b) a thesis of not more than 20,000 words on a topic selected by the candidate in consultation with his or her supervisor and approved by the Faculty Board at its second meeting in the Michaelmas Term preceding the term in which the candidate proposes to take the final examination, in the academic year following that in which the candidate's name was entered in the Register of M.Phil. students. Three typewritten copies of the thesis must be delivered to the Clerk of Schools not later than noon on Friday of the third week of the Trinity Full Term in which the examination is to be taken.

    (c) three papers from (i)–(xvii) below. Instead of one of these papers, a candidate may offer a paper on a subject not included in the list below, with the approval of the board.

    2. Optional Subjects Courses marked with an asterisk are assessed by three-hour examination at the end of the second year. Others may be assessed either by three-hour examination at the end of the second year or on the basis of two essays of not more than 5,000 words each, on topics selected by the candidate from a list offered by the course tutor. The essays must be submitted to the Clerk of the Schools, High Street, Oxford, by 12 noon on the Friday of Noughth Week of the term following that in which formal teaching for the Optional Subject is completed. Candidates will be notified of the essay topics on the Friday of Eighth Week of the term in which the Optional Subject is taught, or, if formal teaching extends over more than one term, on the Friday of the week in which formal teaching is completed.

    The Optional Subjects are:

    (i) Early modern Hindi Reading*

    (ii) Written Urdu*

    (iii) Urdu Literary Reading*

    (iv) Anthropology of Tibet and the Himalaya

    (v) Anthropology of South Asia

    (vi) Societies and economies in India 1600–1800

    (vii) Aspects of social change in South Asia, 1960 to the Present

    (viii) Islamic History in South Asia

    (ix) Politics and the Media in South Asia

    (x) Scientific knowledge systems and their history in India

    (xi) South Asian Politics since 1947

    (xii) Gender and Society in Colonial India

    (xiii) Material and visual culture of South Asia

    (xiv) Approaches to the history of Hinduism in India

    (xv) Shaivism

    (xvi) History of Medicine in South Asia

    (xvii) Any other subject approved by the faculty board

    Teaching for some optional subjects may not be available in every year.

    4. The examiners may award a distinction for excellence in the whole examination.

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


    9 Board of the Faculty of Theology

    Preliminary Examination for Theology

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

    1 In Examination Regulations, 2006, p. 156, l. 34, delete '.'

    2 Ibid., after l. 34, insert '(10) Pali.'

    3 Ibid., l. 36, delete 'and (9).' and substitute '(9), and (10).'

    4 Ibid., p. 157, l. 9, delete 'or 9.' and substitute '9, or 10.'

    5 Ibid., p. 158, after l. 12, insert:

    '10. Pali

    Candidates will be expected to show knowledge of Pali grammar, syntax and vocabulary (as set out in A.K. Warder: Introduction to Pali). Passages from the Pali Canon will be chosen for translation and grammatical comment.'


    10 Continuing Education Board

    (a) Undergraduate Diploma in Biblical and Theological Studies (Regent's Park College)

    With immediate effect

    In Examination Regulations, 2006, p. 1,054, ll. 11–12, delete '(d) Completion of a placement of a minimum of 80 hours of supervised pastoral practice and preaching'.

    (b) Undergraduate Certificate in History of Art

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

    1 In Examination Regulations, 2006, p. 1051, delete ll. 4–19 and substitute:

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

    (a) Attendance at the theoretical courses; students must attend a minimum of 75 per cent of the equivalent of sixty two-hour sessions;

    (b) Attendance at six study visits;

    (c) Four written assignments of not more than 1,500 words and four of not more than 2,000 words based on the subjects taught;

    (d) Two long essays one of 3,000 words and one of 5,000 words on a subject approved by the course director;

    (e) Six class tests. The written work under (c) and (d), and the class tests under (e), will be forwarded to the examiners for consideration by such dates as the examiners shall determine and shall notify candidates.'

    2 Ibid., delete ll. 23–6 and substitute:

    '5. Candidates who fail to satisfy the examiners in the written work under (c) and (d), or the class tests under (e), may be permitted to resubmit work in respect of part or parts of the examination which they have failed on not more that one occasion which shall normally be within one year of the initial failure.'

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