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Oxford University Gazette, 20 September 2007: Examinations and Boards

Appointments, Reappointments, and Conferments of Title

Humanities Division

Conferments of title

UNIVERSITY RESEARCH LECTURERS

DR ALISON SALVESEN, Fellow in Jewish Bible Versions, Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies

DR ADAM SILVERSTEIN, Fellow in Jewish–Muslim Relations, Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies

DR JOANNA WEINBERG, James Mew Lecturer in Rabbinical Hebrew; Catherine Lewis Fellow in Rabbinics; Reader in Hebrew and Jewish Studies, Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies

DR MICHAEL WILLIS, King Mohammed VI Fellow in Moroccan and Mediterranean Studies, St Antony's College


Medical Sciences Division

Appointments

CLINICAL LECTURERS

Clinical Laboratory Sciences

FADIL MOHAMMED HANNAN, MB CH.B Brist, M.SC Lond. In Chemical Pathology. From 1 September 2007.

Cardiovascular Medicine

NEIL HERRING, BM BCH D.PHIL Oxf. In Cardiovascular Medicine. From 1 August 2007.

Clinical Medicine

RAJA NARAYANA ATREYA, MD Mainz. In Gastroenterology. From 15 November 2007.

Clinical Neurology

GEORGE TOFARIS, MB B.CHIR PH.D Camb. In Clinical Neurology. From 22 October 2007.

Reappointment

UNIVERSITY LECTURER

Sir William Dunn School of Pathology

Q.J. SATTENTAU, B.SC Brist, MA Oxf, PH.D Lond, Fellow of Magdalen. In Microbiology. From 1 January 2008 until the retirement age.


Social Sciences Division

Appointments

JAMES MARTIN LECTURERS

J. LEZAUN, BA Deusto, MA PH.D Cornell, Fellow of Kellogg. In Science and Technology Governance. From 1 January 2008 to 31 December 2012.

F. REED-TSOCHAS, MA PH.D Camb, MBA Oxf, Fellow of Templeton. In Complex Systems. From 1 September 2007 to 31 August 2012.

UNIVERSITY LECTURER

F. PIRIE, B.SC Lond, BA D.PHIL Oxf, Fellow of St Cross. In Socio-Legal Studies. From 1 July 2007 to 30 June 2012.

Changes to appointments

UNIVERSITY LECTURERS

N WOODS, BA LL.B Auckland, MA D.PHIL Oxf, Fellow of University. From Temporary University Lecturer in International Relations to University Lecturer in International Relations. From 1 October 2007 until the retiring age.

PROFESSOR M.S. FREEDEN, MA D.PHIL Oxf, Fellow of Mansfield. Conversion of post from CUF Lecturer to University Lecturer in Politics. From 1 October 2007 until the retiring age.

N. BOWLES, BA Sus, MA D.PHIL Oxf, Fellow of St Anne's. Conversion of post from CUF Lecturer to University Lecturer in Politics. From 1 October 2007 until the retiring age.

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M.Sc in Management Research 2007--8

Corrigenda

The following corrections are announced to the list of elective titles published in the Gazette of 7 June (Vol. 137, p. 1258):

Innovation, Organisation, and Markets will be held in Hilary Term 2008, not Trinity Term 2008;

Service Management will be held in Trinity Term 2008, not Hilary Term 2008.

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Changes in Regulations

With the approval, where applicable, of the Educational Policy and Standards Committee of Council, the following changes in regulations made by divisional boards will come into effect on 5 October.

1 Humanities Board and Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences Board

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

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

1 In Examination Regulations 2006, p. 461, after l. 28 insert:

'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. 465, after l. 13, insert:

'124. Philosophy of Science

This paper will include such topics as: scientific method, including induction, confirmation, corroboration, and explanation; the structure of scientific theories, including syntactic and semantic approaches, the nature of scientific laws, the theory–observation distinction, inter-theory reduction, theory unification, and emergence; debates over realism, including the aims of science, the under-determination of theory by data, and structuralism; and scientific rationality, including theory change, epistemological naturalism, and Bayesian epistemology. Questions will also be set on historical schools in the philosophy of science, in particular logical positivism and logical empiricism, on aspects of the history of science, and on the philosophy of probability, including the nature of probabilistic laws.'

3 Ibid., p. 467, after l. 9 insert:

'(ii) Subject 124 may be offered only by candidates in Physics and Philosophy, and may not be combined with subjects 105 or 106.'

4 Ibid., p. 467, delete l. 20 and substitute '106 or subject 124 in the same year.'

5 Ibid., p. 467, l. 10, delete '(ii)' and substitute '(iii)';

6 Ibid., l. 11, delete '(iii)' and substitute '(iv)'.

7 Ibid., l. 12, delete '(iv)' and substitute '(v)'.

8 Ibid., l. 14, delete '(v)' and substitute '(vi)'.

9 Ibid., l. 16, delete '(vi)' and substitute h '(vii)'.

10 Ibid., l. 18, delete '(vii)' and substitute '(viii)'.

11 Ibid., l. 21, delete '(viii)' and substitute '(ix)'.

12 Ibid., l. 24, delete '(ix)' and substitute '(x)'.

13 Ibid., p. 469, delete ll. 9–12 and substitute:

'Part B: candidates are required to take (i) subject 101 or 102; (ii) one of subjects 105, 106, or 124; and (iii) subject 120. Candidates offering a further subject in Philosophy must select one from the list of subjects 101–122 above, in accordance with the General Regulations.'


(b) Special Regulations for the Honour School of Physics and Philosophy

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

1 In Examination Regulations 2006, p. 502, ll. 32-34, delete 'In Part B, candidates will... being open to choice.', and substitute 'In Part B, candidates will offer, as specified in the Schedule below, either (a) two subjects in Physics and four subjects in Philosophy; or (b) three subjects in Physics and three subjects in Philosophy.'

2 Ibid., ll. 41–2, delete 'choice for the optional Philosophy subject' and substitute 'choice of papers'.

3. Ibid., p. 503, as amended by Gazette, 27 July 2006, Supplement (1) to No. 4778, Vol. 136, p. 1369, col. 1, cll. 1–3, and by Gazette, 11 January 2007, No. 4793, Vol. 137, p. 590, col. 2, cll. 1–2, delete ll. 21–40, and substitute:

'Part B

Candidates are required to offer either (a) two subjects in Physics and four subjects in Philosophy; or (b) three subjects in Physics and three subjects in Philosophy.

Physics

Candidates are required to take subject BT1 Classical Mechanics. Their remaining subject or subjects shall be chosen from the following list:

B1: Atomic Physics, Special Relativity, and Sub-Atomic Physics

B2: Condensed Matter Physics and Photonics

B3: Astrophysics and Atmospheric Physics

B4: Mathematical Physics

The syllabuses for the above Physics subjects shall be approved by the Faculty of Physics and published in the Physics Course Handbook not later than the beginning of the Michaelmas Full Term preceding the examination:

Philosophy

Candidates are required to take (i) subject 101 or 102; (ii) one of subjects 105, 106, or 124; and (iii) subject 120 as specified in the Regulations for Philosophy in all Honour Schools including Philosophy. Candidates who offer a fourth subject in Philosophy must select one from the list of subjects 101–122 as specified in the Regulations for Philosophy in all Honour Schools including Philosophy, and in accordance with the General Regulations therein.'

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2 Medical Sciences Board

(a) Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry Part II

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

1 In Examination Regulations, 2007, p. 393, delete ll. 27–8 and substitute:

'Part II will consist of project work and two written papers, each of three hours' duration.'

2 Ibid., delete ll. 35–6 and substitute:

'Project work: The project will normally be carried out in the extended Michaelmas Term plus the first six weeks in Hilary Term.'

3 Ibid., delete ll. 43–52 and substitute:

'Candidates will be required to present an account of such work in the form of a dissertation (not more than 8,000 words excluding tables, figures, reference list and abstract). Dissertations (two copies) must be legibly typed on one side only of A4 paper and must be held in a stiff cover. An electronic copy (ideally on CD) including this, and only this material, should also be provided. Each dissertation must begin with an abstract of not more than 300 words, which should include a brief statement of the aims of the project and a summary of its important findings. The two typed copies, and the electronic copy, of the dissertation must be submitted by noon on Friday of the week immediately preceding the Trinity Full Term of the examination, addressed to the Chairman of the Examiners in the Final Honour School of Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry, Part II, c/o the Examination Schools, High Street, Oxford.'

4 Ibid., delete p. 394, l. 23, to p. 395, l. 39 and substitute:

'Written papers: Each candidate will sit written examinations in two areas of Biochemistry, selected from a list of six options approved by the Biochemistry Steering Committee, and published by the Department of Biochemistry. The list of options will be posted in the Department of Biochemistry and sent to Senior Tutors of all colleges not later than noon on Friday of the seventh week of Trinity Term in the year preceding that in which the examination is taken.

One paper of three hours' duration will be set for each option, and candidates will be required to take two papers.

Each candidate may be examined viva voce.'


(b) 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 (for first examination in 2008)

1 In Examination Regulations, 2007, delete from p. 913, l. 3, to p. 914, l. 12, and insert:

'C. MEDICAL SCIENCES DIVISION

1. ADMISSION OF RESEARCH STUDENTS

All research students will be admitted to the status of Probationer Research Student in the first instance.

2. PROBATIONER STATUS

Students may hold the status of Probationer Research Students for a maximum of six terms. Candidates should discuss with their supervisors whether to apply for transfer to M.Sc status or D.Phil status, and the most appropriate time at which to apply. Candidates should normally apply to transfer from Probationer Research Student status in their fourth term after admission as a research student.

3. ADMISSION OF STUDENTS TO THE STATUS OF STUDENT FOR THE DEGREE OF MASTER OF SCIENCE BY RESEARCH

Candidates should submit the statement from the supervisor and the statement from the candidate's society as specified by the regulations governing the degree of Master of Science by Research. In addition, candidates should submit an outline of their project of no more than 500 words and a timetable for completion. Candidates will be required to give a presentation on their work. Further guidance on the form of the written submission and the form of the presentation should be sought from the departmental Director of Graduate Studies.

4. ADMISSION OF STUDENTS TO THE STATUS OF STUDENT FOR THE DEGREE OF DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY

Candidates should submit the statement from the supervisor and the statement from the candidate's society as specified by the regulations governing the degree of Doctor of Philosophy. In addition, candidates should submit a report of no more than 3,000 words which should include an abstract, introduction, results, discussion and future plans including a proposed timetable for completion. Students may add appendices as necessary of up to a further 2,000 words including methods, figure legends, and references. Further guidance on the form of report should be sought from the departmental Director of Graduate Studies.

5. CONFIRMATION OF STATUS OF STUDENTS FOR THE DEGREE OF DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY

Candidates should submit the statement from the supervisor and the statement from the candidate's society as specified by the regulations governing the degree of Doctor of Philosophy In addition they should submit a 500 word account of the status of their thesis or, alternatively, an abstract, together with a timetable for completion. Candidates shall normally apply for confirmation of status in the eighth term from their admission as a research student.

6. THESES

A set of scientific papers that concern a common subject may exceptionally constitute an acceptable thesis, but only if with the addition of an introduction, general discussion, and general conclusion they constitute a continuous theme. Joint papers may not be included unless the supervisor certifies the extent of the candidate's own contribution. Joint papers may be included as appendices in a thesis. Approval to submit a thesis using this format should be sought from the divisional board (via the Chairman, Medical Sciences Graduate Studies Committee, c/o Medical Sciences Office, Level 3 John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford OX3 9DU) as soon as possible after admission and not later than the date at which the appointment of examiners is requested.

Candidates with some published work may also include that as part of a traditional thesis, normally as an appendix.

The length and scope of theses in each subject area in the Division is set out in the Notes for the Guidance of Graduate Students issued by the Medical Sciences Board.

7. BIOCHEMISTRY: JOINT PROGRAMME WITH THE SCRIPPS RESEARCH INSTITUTE'.

2 Ibid., delete from p. 924, l.47, to p. 928 l. 12.


(c) First Examination for the Degree of BM

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

In Examination Regulations, 2007, p. 966, delete ll. 9–14 and substitute:

'10. The examiners may award a distinction to candidates of special merit in either Part I or Part II of the examination, provided that all examinations for all four subjects specified for that Part in clause 2 above have been offered in their entirety and passed at one examination at the first scheduled opportunity which shall be the candidate's first attempt, except in exceptional circumstances as agreed by the candidate's society and by the Director of Pre-Clinical Studies.'

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3 Social Sciences Board

(a) M.Sc in African Studies

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

1 In Examination Regulations, 2006, p. 743, delete ll. 15–19.

2 Ibid., l. 20, delete '(ii) One 10,000 word dissertation: the' and substitute:

'(i) One 15,000 word dissertation, which must include discussion of the comparative reading, historiography, or theory relevant to the dissertation. The'.

3 Ibid., delete ll. 26–7 and substitute: 'Two typewritten or word processed copies of the written work detailed in (i) above must be delivered to the Head of Examinations and Assessments,'.


2 M.Sc in Evidence-based Social Intervention

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

In Examination Regulations, 2007, p. 751, delete ll. 34–5 and renumber existing clauses (2) to (8) as (1) to (7).

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