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Oxford University Gazette, 17 April 2008: Examinations and Boards

Appointments, Reappointments, and Conferments of Title

Humanities Division

Appointment

LECTOR

Medieval and Modern Languages

ESMERALDA FRANCÉS-MARTÍNEZ. In Spanish. From 1 January to 30 June 2008.

Reappointments

UNIVERSITY LECTURERS

Oriental Studies

JUDITH PFEIFFER, MA Cologne, PH.D Chicago, Fellow of St Cross College. In Arabic. From 1 October 2008 until the retiring age.

DAVID G.K. TAYLOR, MA D.PHIL Oxf, Fellow of Wolfson College. In Aramaic and Syriac. From 1 October 2008 until the retiring age.

Philosophy

PAUL LODGE, BA Oxf, MA Leeds, PH.D Rutgers, Fellow of Mansfield College. In Philosophy. From 1 July 2008 until the retiring age.

PETER JAMES EDWARD KAIL, BA Keele, M.PHIL PH.D Camb, Fellow of St Peter's College. In Philosophy. From 1 September 2008 until the retiring age.

CUF LECTURER

Classics

LISA KALLET, MA PH.D California, Fellow of University College. In Ancient History. From 1 October 2008 until the retiring age.

Conferment of title

CUF LECTURERS

Classics

FELIX JOHANNES BUDELMANN, BA Lond, PH.D Camb, Fellow of Magdalen College. In Greek and/or Latin Languages and Literature. From 1 October 2008 to 30 September 2013.

History

MATTHEW HOULBROOK, BA Camb, PH.D Essex, Fellow of Magdalen College. In History. From 1 October 2008 to 30 September 2013.

Philosophy

JOSEPH K. SCHEAR, BA San Diego, PH.D Chicago. Student of Christ Church. In Philosophy. From 1 September 2008 to 31 August 2013.

Reconferment of title

CUF LECTURER

Philosophy

OLIVER POOLEY, B.PHIL MA D.PHIL Oxf, Fellow of Oriel College. In Philosophy. From 1 October 2008 until the retiring age.


Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences Division

Appointment

ACADEMIC FELLOW

ANDREW WATT, B.SC Glas, M.SC Lond, PH.D Queensland, Fellow of St Cross College. In Novel Photovoltaic Materials and Devices. From 1 October 2007 until 30 September 2012.

Reappointments

UNIVERSITY LECTURERS

DR CHARLOTTE DEANE. In Bioinformatics. From 16 September 2007 until the retiring age.

DR DAVID GILLESPIE. In Mechanical Engineering. From 1 January 2008 until the retiring age.

DR MICHAEL JOHNSTON. In Condensed Matter Physics. From 1 October 2007 until the retiring age.

DR DIETER JAKSCH. In Quantum Information Processing. From 1 January 2008 until the retiring age.

PROFESSOR JONATHAN JONES. In Physics. From 1 April 2008 until the retiring age.

DR MILTOS TSIANTIS. In Plant Sciences (Developmental Biology). From 1 October 2008 until the retiring age.

DR FRANK PAYNE. In Electronic Materials Engineering. From 1 October 2008 until the retiring age.

DR JEFF TSENG. In Experimental Particle Physics. From 1 June 2008 until the retiring age.

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Changes in Regulations

With the approval, where applicable, of the Educational Policy and Standards Committee of Council, and, where applicable, of the Humanities Board, the following changes in regulations made by divisional boards, faculty boards, and the Continuing Education Board will come into effect on 2 May.

1 Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences Board

Special Regulations of Divisional and Faculty Boards concerning the status of Probationer Research Student and the degrees of M.Litt, M.Sc by Research, and D.Phil

With effect from 1 October 2008

In Examination Regulations, 2007, p. 905, after l. 12 insert new section 2 as follows and renumber existing sections 2–6 as 3–7:

'2. TRANSFER OF STATUS AND CONFIRMATION OF STATUS

The Division's revised procedures and requirements are set out in the Division's Graduate Studies Handbook for 2008-9. These will apply to all applications made from 1 October 2008.'


2 Social Sciences Board

M.Sc in Material Anthropology and Museum Ethnography (Research Methods)

With immediate effect

In Examination Regulations, 2007, p. 770, l. 44, after 'anthropology')' insert: ', and shared with the M.Phil. and M.Sc. in Material Anthropology and Museum Ethnography, and in Social Anthropology'.


3 Continuing Education Board

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

M.St in International Human Rights Law

1 In Examination Regulations, 2007, p. 666, l. 45, delete '2 (c–e), or the dissertation under 2 (f)' and substitute '2 (c)–(d), or the dissertation under 2 (e)'.

2 Ibid., l. 47, delete 'for examination'.


4 Board of the Faculty of Classics

(a) Honour Moderations in Classical Archaeology and Ancient History

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

In Examination Regulations, 2007, p. 74, delete ll. 18–40 and substitute:

'1. Beginning Ancient Greek

(This subject is not available to candidates with a qualification in ancient Greek above GCSE-level or equivalent)

Candidates will be required to show knowledge of some of the main grammatical structures of ancient Greek and of a small basic vocabulary. The paper will consist of prepared and unprepared translations, with grammatical questions on the prepared texts.

2. Beginning Latin

(This subject is not available to candidates with a qualification in Latin above GCSE-level or equivalent)

Candidates will be required to show knowledge of some of the main grammatical structures of Latin and of a small basic vocabulary. The paper will consist of prepared and unprepared translations, with grammatical questions on the prepared texts.

3. Intermediate Ancient Greek

(This subject is not available to candidates with a qualification in ancient Greek above AS-level or equivalent)

Candidates will be required to show an intermediate level knowledge of Greek grammar and vocabulary.

The set texts for the course are: Xenophon, Hellenica I (Oxford Classical Text) and Lysias I (Oxford Classical Text). The paper will consist of a passage of unseen translation, three further passages for translation from the two prescribed texts, and grammatical questions on the prescribed texts.

4. Intermediate Latin

(This subject is not available to candidates with a qualification in Latin above AS-level or equivalent)

Candidates will be required to show an intermediate level knowledge of Latin grammar and vocabulary (including all syntax and morphology).

The set texts for the course are: Cicero, letters in D.R. Shackleton Bailey, Cicero: Select Letters (Cambridge, 1980), nos. 9, 17, 23, 27, 39, 42-3, 45; Tacitus, Agricola (Oxford Classical Text); Pliny, letters in A.N. Sherwin-White, Fifty Letters of Pliny, second edition (Oxford, 1969), nos. 25, 29.

The paper will consist of a passage of unseen prose translation, three further passages for translation from the prescribed texts, and grammatical questions on the prescribed texts'.

(b) Honour School of Classical Archaeology and Ancient History

(i) With immediate effect

1 In Examination Regulations, 2007, p. 180, delete l. 20 and substitute

'2. The Late Bronze Age and Early Iron Age Aegean'.

2 Ibid., p. 181, delete l. 11, and substitute:

'8. The Archaeology of the Late Roman Empire, AD 284–641'.

3 Ibid., l. 13, delete 'death of Justinian' and substitute 'death of Heraclius'.

4 Ibid., p. 182, l. 1, delete '12.3.10 (Oxford Classical Text)' and substitute 'I–II.3.10 (Oxford Classical Text)'.

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

In Examination Regulations, 2007, p. 179, l. 26 insert:

'Note: It cannot be guaranteed that university lectures or classes or college teaching will be available in all subjects in every academic year. Candidates are advised to consult their tutors about the availability of teaching when selecting their subjects.'

(iii) With effect from 1 October 2009 (for first examination in 2010)

1 In Examination Regulations, 2007, p. 180, delete ll. 23–9.

2 Ibid., delete from p. 180, ll. 30 to p. 181, l. 2, and renumber succeeding entries accordingly.

3 Ibid., p. 181, after l. 33 insert:

'6. Epigraphy of the Greek and Roman world, c.700 BC–AD 300 The course focuses on the inscribed text, mainly on stone and bronze, as monument, physical object and medium of information, and it explores the evidence of particular inscriptions, or groups of inscriptions, for the political, social, and economic history of communities in the ancient world. Candidates may show knowledge of either Archaic-Classical Greek, or Hellenistic, or Republican Roman or Imperial Roman inscriptions. They will be expected to show knowledge of epigraphic texts in Greek and/or in Latin (though all texts will be accompanied by translations).'

and renumber succeeding entries accordingly.

4 Ibid., delete from p. 181, l. 40 to p. 182, l. 29 and substitute:

'C. Ancient languages

1. Intermediate Ancient Greek

(This paper is available only to those undergraduates who offered Mods Paper III–IV C.1, and, with the permission of the Standing Committee, to others with equivalent knowledge of Ancient Greek. It is not available to candidates with a qualification in ancient Greek above AS-level or equivalent, nor to those who took paper C3 Intermediate Ancient Greek in Mods)

Candidates will be required to show an intermediate level knowledge of Greek grammar and vocabulary (including all syntax and morphology). The set texts for the course are: Xenophon, Hellenica I–II.3.10 (Oxford Classical Text) and Lysias I (Oxford Classical Text). The paper will consist of a passage of unseen prose translation, three further passages for translation from the two prescribed texts, and grammatical questions on the prescribed texts.

2. Intermediate Latin

(This paper is available only to those undergraduates who offered Mods Paper III–IV C.2, and, with the permission of the Standing Committee, to others with equivalent knowledge of Latin. It is not available to candidates with a qualification in Latin above AS- level or equivalent, nor to those who took paper C3 Intermediate Latin in Mods)

Candidates will be required to show an intermediate level knowledge of Latin grammar and vocabulary (including all syntax and morphology).

The set texts for the course are: Cicero, letters in D.R. Shackleton Bailey, Cicero: Select Letters (Cambridge, 1980), nos. 9, 17, 23, 27, 39, 42–3, 45, 48, 52, 58, 63–4, 70–1, 79; Tacitus, Agricola (Oxford Classical Text); Pliny, letters in A.N. Sherwin-White, Fifty Letters of Pliny, second edition (Oxford, 1969), nos 1–3, 6–7, 9, 15–20, 25, 27, 29, 33–4, 36, 38–40, 47–8. The paper will consist of a passage of unseen prose translation, three further passages for translation from the prescribed texts, and grammatical questions on the prescribed texts'.


5 Boards of the Faculties of Classics and Philosophy

Honour School of Literae Humaniores

(i) With immediate effect

1 In Examination Regulations, 2007, p. 315, l. 43, delete 'III.8' and substitute 'III.6'.

2 Ibid., p. 322, l. 32, delete '378' and substitute '37–8'.

3 Ibid., p.323, l.39, after 'Perikeiromene' insert 'Samia,'.

4 Ibid., p. 327, after l. 10, insert 'They may also offer subject 5 as their sole Archaeology subject.'

5 Ibid., delete from p. 327, l. 49, to p. 328, l.2, 'The subject may not be combined with subject I.11. Civic Life of the Roman Empire from the Flavian to the Severan Age.'

6 Ibid., p. 328, l.9, after 'as well.' insert 'They may also offer subject 5 as their sole Philology and Linguistics subject.'

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

In Examination Regulations, 2007, p. 330, l. 27, delete 'or WebLearn'.


6 Board of the Faculty of History

(a) Honour School of History and Modern Languages

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

1 In Examination Regulations, 2007, p. 299, l.18 after 'received' delete ', and (d) that no adviser has commented on drafts of the bridge essay'.

2 Ibid., l.27, delete 'No adviser may comment on drafts of the bridge essay' and substitute 'A first draft of the bridge essay may be read and commented on, but not corrected in matters of detail and presentation, by the bridge essay adviser'.

(b) Honour School of History of Art

With effect from 1 October 2009 (for first examination in 2010)

1 In Examination Regulations, 2007, p. 279, delete ll. 34–5, and renumber 2–7 accordingly.

2 Ibid., delete l. 41 and substitute:

'4. Gothic Art through Medieval Eyes.

5. Art in China since 1911.'

3 Ibid., p. 280, delete l. 17 and substitute:

'6. The Experience of Modernity: Visual Culture, 1880–1925

7. Art in China since 1911, if not taken under III above.'

4 Ibid., after l. 33, insert '2. Painting and Culture in Ming China' and renumber 2–4 as 3–5.

5 Ibid., ll. 39–40, delete 'History of Art candidates' and substitute 'candidates in every year'.


7 Board of the Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages

Preliminary Examination for Modern Languages

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

1 In Examinations Regulations, 2007, p. 142, ll. 33–4, delete 'set texts' and substitute 'works'.

2 Ibid., l. 38, after 'Modern Italian Narrative' add 'and Cinema'.

3 Ibid., delete l. 40 and substitute 'Italo Calvino, Il barone rampante'.

4 Ibid., delete l. 41 and substitute 'Anna Maria Ortese, Il mare non bagna Napoli'.

5 Ibid., delete ll. 43–4 and substitute 'Pier Vittorio Tondelli, Camere separate I cento passi (film directed by Marco Tullio Giordana)'.


8 Board of the Faculty of Philosophy

(a) Preliminary Examination for Philosophy, Politics, and Economics

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

In Examination Regulations, 2007, p. 154, delete ll. 31–40 and substitute:

'subjects to be studied include: syntax and semantics of propositional and predicate logic, identity and definite descriptions, proofs in Natural Deduction, and the critical application of formal logic to the analysis of English sentences and arguments. These topics shall be studied in conjunction with Volker Halbach's Introduction to Logic manual, published online by the Philosophy Faculty at www.philosophy.ox.ac.uk. The logical symbols to be used are those found in this publication.'

(b) Honour Moderations in Classics

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

In Examination Regulations 2007, p. 78, delete ll. 44–5 and substitute:

'subjects to be studied include: propositional and predicate languages; truth tables; tableaux; relations; the critical application of formal logic to the analysis of English sentences and inferences (problems of symbolization; scope; truth-functionality; quantification, identity, descriptions). These topics may be studied in Wilfrid Hodges, Logic, second edition (Penguin Books) sections 1–11 and 16–41, omitting Theorem XII of section 24. The logical symbols to be used are those found in that book, and the tableaux rules to be used are those listed on pp. 281–2 together with the rules I–VI listed on pp. 191–2. Some philosophical questions about logic may be studied by reading Mark Sainsbury, Logical Forms, first or second edition (Blackwell), chapters 1–2.'

(ii) With effect from 1 October 2009 (for first examination in 2010)

In Examination Regulations, 2007, delete ll. 44–5, as amended by (i) above, and substitute:

'As specified for section III of Introduction to Philosophy for the Preliminary Examination for Philosophy, Politics and Economics.'

(c) Honour Moderations in Mathematics and Philosophy

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

In Examination Regulations 2007, p. 100, delete ll. 38 ' 40 and substitute:

'These subjects shall be studied in conjunction with Volker Halbach's Introduction to Logic manual, published online by the Philosophy Faculty at www.philosophy.ox.ac.uk. The logical symbols to be used are those found in this publication. Philosophical'.

(d) Moderations in Physics and Philosophy

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

As specified for Honour Moderations in Mathematics and Philosophy in (c) above.

(e) Preliminary Examination in Philosophy and Modern Languages

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

As specified for the Preliminary Examination for Philosophy, Politics, and Economics in (a) above.

(f) Preliminary Examination for Psychology, Philosophy, and Physiology

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

As specified for the Preliminary Examination for Philosophy, Politics, and Economics in (a) above.

(g) Preliminary Examination for Theology

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

As specified for the Preliminary Examination for Philosophy, Politics, and Economics in (a) above.

(h) Special Regulations for Philosophy in all Honour Schools including Philosophy

With effect from 1 October 2009 (for first examination in 2010)

1 In Examination Regulations, 2007, p. 423, ll. 27–29, delete 'There will also be a section on Philosophy of Science. Candidates' answers must not be confined to questions from the section on Philosophy of Science. Candidates in Physics and Philosophy who also offer paper 124, Philosophy of Science, are not permitted to answer questions from the section of paper 102 on Philosophy of Science.'

2 Ibid., p. 429 (as amended by Gazette, 20 September 2007 (No. 4817, Vol. 138), p. 12, column 2) delete ll. 20–37 and substitute:

'(i) No candidate may offer more than one of subjects 105, 106, and 124.

(ii) A candidate may not take both of subjects 115 and 130.

(iii) A candidate may not take both of subjects 116 and 132.

(iv) Both of subjects 117 and 118 may be offered only by candidates in Mathematics and Philosophy.

(v) A candidate may not take subject 199 unless he or she also takes three other philosophy subjects.

(vi) In the paper on subject 101, questions exclusively on Kant will not be answerable by candidates taking subject 112 in the same year or any previous year.

(vii) Notwithstanding any contrary indication in these regulations, subjects 130, 131, 132, 133, 134, and 135 may be offered only by candidates in Classics and English, Classics and Modern Languages, Literae Humaniores, and Oriental Studies.

(viii) A candidate may not take both of subjects 110 and 111.

(ix) Jurisprudence (subject 150) may be offered only by candidates in PPE, and cannot be combined with either subject 114 or subject 203.'

3 Ibid, p. 430, l. 21, after '120-2' insert ', 124'.

4 Ibid, l. 25, after '120' insert 'and 124'.

5 Ibid, p. 431, ll. 22-24, delete 'In this school candidates must answer at least one question from section on Philosophy of Science in subject 102'.

(i) Honour School of Philosophy, Politics, and Economics

With effect from 1 October 2009 (for first examination in 2010)

1 In Examination Regulations, 2007, p. 439, l. 2, delete '(106)' and substitute '(106, 124)'.

2 Ibid, l. 3 delete '(105)' and substitute '(105, 124)'.

3 Ibid, after l. 18 insert:

'124. Philosophy of Science (105, 106)'.

(j) Honour School of Literae Humaniores

With effect from 1 October 2009 (for first examination in 2010)

1 In Examination Regulations, 2007, p. 319, l. 49, delete '(106) ' and substitute '(106, 124)'.

2 Ibid., p. 320, l. 1, delete '(105) ' and substitute '(105, 124) '.

3 Ibid., after l. 16 insert:

'124. Philosophy of Science (105, 106)'.

(k) Honour School of Mathematics and Philosophy

With effect from 1 October 2009 (for first examination in 2010)

1 In Examination Regulations, 2007, p. 351, l. 7 after '120–2' insert ', 124'.

2 Ibid., l. 18, after '120' insert 'and 124'.

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