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Oxford University Gazette, 25 September 2008: Examinations and Boards

Appointments, Reappointments, and Conferment of Title

Humanities Division

Conferment of title

UNIVERSITY RESEARCH LECTURER

SIMON LEVIS-SULLAM, MA PH.D Venice, Fellow in Contemporary Jewish Society and Antisemitism, Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies. From 1 September 2009 until 31 August 2014.


Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences Division

Appointment

UNIVERSITY LECTURER

STEPHEN FAULKNER, MA D.PHIL Oxf, C.CHEM, MRSC, Fellow of Keble College. In Inorganic Chemistry. From 1 September 2008 until 31 August 2013.


Social Sciences Division

Appointments

CAREER DEVELOPMENT FELLOW

B. LAURIAT, BA Boston, D.PHIL Oxf. In Intellectual Property Law in association with St Catherine's College. From 31 August 2008 to 30 August 2011.

Reappointments

UNIVERSITY LECTURERS

A. EZRACHI, LLB BB Coll Man Tel Aviv, M.ST D.PHIL Oxf, Fellow of Pembroke College. Slaughter and May Lecturer in Competition Law. From 1 August 2008 until the retiring age.

B. MCFARLANE, BCL MA Oxf, Fellow of Trinity College. In Property Law and Trusts. From 1 October 2008 until the retiring age.

D. SAROOSHI, MA LL.B New South Wales, LL.M PHD Lond, MA Oxf, Fellow of Queen's College. In International Economics Law (title of Professor of Public International Law). From 1 May 2008 until the retiring age.

S. TALMON, LL.M Camb, D.PHIL Oxf, Fellow of St Anne's College. In Public International Law (title of Reader in Public International Law). From 1 April 2008 until the retiring age.

F. VARESE, MA Camb, D.PHIL Oxf, Fellow of Linacre College. In Criminology (title of Professor of Criminology). From 1 September 2008 until the retiring age.

V. SEIDEL, B.SC Cornell, MBA Camb, M.SC New York, Fellow of Trinity College. In Management Studies (Entrepreneurship). From 1 January 2008 until the retiring age.

K. BLACKMON, BS Clemson, MA Oxf, MBA PH.D North Carolina, Fellow of Merton College. In Management Studies (Operations). From 1 September 2008 until the retiring age.

P. QUATTRONE, B.SC M.SC Palermo, PH.D Catalania, Student of Christ Church. In Accounting. Fellow of Christ Church. From 1 September 2008 until the retiring age.

D. MCDERMOTT, MA Arizona State, D.PHIL Oxf, Fellow of Keble College. In Political Theory. From 1 September 2008 until the retiring age.

D.F. JOHNSON, BA Witwatersrand, M.ED Manc, PH.D Brist, Fellow of St Antony's College. In Comparative Education (Developing Countries). From 1 September 2008 until the retiring age.

UNIVERSITY LECTURERS (CUF)

A. BOGG, BA BCL Oxf, Fellow of Hertford College. In Law. From 1 October 2008 until the retiring age.

B. GOOLD, MA D.PHIL Oxf, Fellow of Somerville College. In Law. From 1 October 2008 until the retiring age.

W. MATTLI, MA New York, PH.D Chicago, Fellow of St John's College. In Politics (title of Professor of International Political Economy). From 1 January 2009 until the retiring age.

Change of appointment

UNIVERSITY LECTURER

B. HARRISS-WHITE, MA DIP.AG.SC Camb, MA Oxf, PH.D East Ang, Fellow of Wolfson College. In Development Studies (title of Professor of Development Studies). From 1 October 2008 until the retiring age.

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M.Sc in Management Research

Elective titles: corrigenda

The following amendments are announced to the list of elective titles for the M.Sc in Management Research, 2008–9, announced in Gazette, Vol. 138, p. 1242 (12 June 2008): 'Topics in Strategy Research' will be held in Hilary Term 2009 (not Trinity Term, as previously announced), and 'Strategy: Theory and Research' will be held in Trinity Term 2009 (not Hilary Term, as previously announced).

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M.Sc in Clinical Embryology

The Nuffield Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology announces that research project dissertations for the M.Sc in Clinical Embryology must be submitted to the Examination Schools by midday on Friday, 14 August 2009.

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Changes in Regulations

With the approval, where applicable, of the Education Committee of Council, and, where applicable, of the Humanities Board, the following changes in regulations made by divisional and faculty boards will come into effect on 10 October.

1 Humanities Board

Preliminary Examination in the History of Art

With immediate effect

In Examination Regulations, 2008, p. 135, delete from l. 20, 'A list of suitable objects', to l. 25, 'in the First Year.'


2 Humanities Board and Social Sciences Board

(a) Preliminary Examination for Philosophy, Politics and Economics

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

In Examination Regulations, 2007, p. 155, delete ll. 16–17 and substitute:

'these topics with reference to the political history of the United States of America since 1932, the United Kingdom since 1945, France since 1946, and Germany since 1932, as outlined in the department's official reading list.'

(b) Honour School of Philosophy, Politics and Economics

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

In Examination Regulations, 2007, p. 439, after l. 23 insert:

'Candidates should note that the Politics subjects available in any particular year will depend on the availability of teaching resources. Not all subjects will be available in every year and restrictions may be placed on the number of candidates permitted to offer certain subjects in any particular year.'

(c) Special Regulations for the Honour School of Mathematics and Philosophy

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

In Examination Regulations, 2007, p. 351, delete ll. 25–9 and substitute:

'The topic for a Philosophy examination essay in a given subject can be any question set for the most recent examination of that subject in Honour Schools with Philosophy, with the exception of questions for Plato: Republic (115) and Aristotle: Nicomachean Ethics (116) consisting of multiple passages for comment. Candidates may apply for approval of other essay topics by writing to the Chairman of the Board, c/o the'.

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

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

In Examination Regulations, 2007, p. 464, delete ll. 11–15 and substitute:

'essays. The topic for a Philosophy examination essay in a given subject can be any question set for the most recent examination of that subject in Honour Schools with Philosophy, with the exception of questions for Plato: Republic (115) and Aristotle: Nicomachean Ethics (116) consisting of multiple passages for comment. Candidates may apply for approval of other essay topics by writing to the Chairman of the Board, c/o The'.


3 Medical Sciences Board

M.Sc in Clinical Embryology

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

1 In Examinations Regulations, 2008, p. 695, l. 14, delete from 'In addition candidates' to l. 16 'for this assessment component.'

2 Ibid., l. 30, delete from 'a poster presentation' to l. 31 'project.' and substitute 'poster and oral presentations on their research project.'


4 Social Sciences Board

(a) M.Phil in Latin American Studies

With effect from 1 October 2008 (For first examination in 2009—Qualifying Test)

In Examination Regulations, 2007, p. 568, l. 12, after 'as specified' delete 'in the schedule'.

(b) M.Phil in Politics (Comparative Government, Political Theory, European Politics and Society)

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

1 In Examination Regulations, 2007, p. 609, delete ll. 1–7 and substitute:

'(g) The Politics of Transition in Central and Eastern Europe

This course chooses a comparative and thematic approach to explore the politics of transition in Central and Eastern Europe (broadly defined). The key themes this course analyses are: the dynamics of the collapse of socialism; theories of transition and consolidation; the role of agency, leadership and institutional design; political and social mobilization; EU accession and EU conditionality; nation- and-state building (including federal break-up, ethnic conflicts and minority protection); and migration patterns.'

2 Ibid., p. 611, delete ll. 16–19, and substitute:

'(ae) European International History since 1945

The origins of the Cold War in Europe; institution formation (including Council of Europe, NATO, European Communities, CSCE); Europe in East–West relations; Germany, France, and Britain (impact of war, decolonisation; intra-European relations and relations with the superpowers; values, priorities, and historical memory); the emergence and character of European Community/Union external policies; the causes and consequences of the end of the Cold War in Europe.'

(c) M.Sc in Latin American Studies

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

1 In Examination Regulations, 2007, p. 766, l. 3, delete 'and History' and substitute 'History, and Sociology'.

2 Ibid., l. 5, delete 'all three' and substitute 'at least two of these'.

3 Ibid., ll. 6 and 11, delete 'below' and substitute 'from the list to be published on the Latin American Centre Web site and in the Gazette in noughth week of Michaelmas Term each year'.

4 Ibid., delete ll. 13–44.

(d) M.Sc in Material Anthropology and Museum Ethnography

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

In Examination Regulations, 2007, p. 768, l. 41, delete 'Monday of the first week' and substitute 'Tuesday of the second week'.

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

In Examination Regulations, 2007, p. 771, l. 21, delete 'Monday' and substitute 'Tuesday'.

(f) M.Sc in Medical Anthropology

In Examination Regulations, 2007, p. 776, l. 40, delete 'Monday of the first week' and substitute 'Tuesday of the second week'.

(g) M.Sc in Social Anthropology

In Examination Regulations, 2007, p. 797, l. 13, delete 'Monday of the first week' and substitute 'Tuesday of the second week'.

( h) M.Sc in Social Anthropology (Research Methods)

In Examination Regulations, 2007, p. 799, l. 48, delete 'Monday' and substitute 'Tuesday'.

(i) M.Sc in Visual Anthropology

In Examination Regulations, 2007, p. 806, l. 40, delete 'Monday of the first week' and substitute 'Tuesday of the second week'.

(j) M.Sc in Contemporary India

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

In Gazette, Vol. 138, p. 1299 (26 June 2008, No. 4851), col. 1, delete cl. 3 (i) and substitute:

'(i) Research Methods for Asian Studies: candidates will submit three short exercises by Friday of Noughth Week of Hilary Term and one research proposal of 2,500 words by Monday of Fourth Week of Hilary Term.'

(k) M.Sc in Modern Chinese Studies

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

In Gazette, Vol. 138, p. 1300 (26 June 2008, No. 4851), col. 1, delete cl. 5 (i) and cl. 5 (ii) and substitute:

'(i) Research Methods for Asian Studies: candidates will submit 3 short exercises by Friday of Noughth Week of Hilary Term and one research proposal of 2,500 words by Monday of Fourth Week of Hilary Term.

(ii) One 10,000-word dissertation: the title of the dissertation must be approved by the Director of Graduate Studies not later than 12 noon on Wednesday of the ninth week of Michaelmas Term in the academic year in which the examination is taken. The dissertation must be submitted not later than 12 noon on Friday of Sixth Week of Trinity Term in the academic year in which the examination is taken. The dissertation must be accompanied by a statement that the dissertation is the candidate's own work except where otherwise indicated.'


5 Board of the Faculty of Philosophy

M.St in Ancient Philosophy

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

1 In Examination Regulations, 2007, p. 631, before l. 22 insert:

        `Ancient Philosophy           Philosophy'.

2 Ibid, p. 636, after l. 31 insert:

'Ancient Philosophy

1. Every candidate must follow for at least three terms a course of instruction in Ancient Philosophy. Candidates will, when they enter for the examination, be required to produce from their society a certificate that they are following such a course.

2. Every candidate must offer (i) two subjects in Ancient Philosophy; and (ii) a thesis in Ancient Philosophy of 15,000 words.

3. The choice of subjects must be notified on the entry form for the examination, to be submitted by Friday of Fourth Week of Michaelmas Term.

4. The first subject must be chosen from the list of undergraduate papers in ancient philosophy 0130–0135, as specified in the special regulations for Philosophy in all Honour Schools including Philosophy. The subject will be assessed by one 4,000-word essay on a topic (relevant to the subject) to be chosen by the candidate and approved by the Course Director no later than Friday of Eighth Week of Michaelmas Term. Two copies of the essay must be submitted to the Head of Examinations and Assessments, Examination Schools, High Street, Oxford OX1 4BG, by 10 a.m. on Friday of Tenth Week of Hilary Term in the year in which the examination is taken. Essays must be typed or printed.

5. The second subject will consist of two classes, run during Michaelmas Term and Hilary Term. The "subject options" covered by the class in Michaelmas Term will be different from those covered by the class in Hilary Term. Candidates must attend both classes. Details of the classes and a list of the subject options to be covered will be published in the course handbook for the M.St in Ancient Philosophy, and in the annual Philosophy Lecture Scheme published on the Philosophy Web site before the beginning of Michaelmas Term. The second subject will be assessed by two 4,000 word essays on topics relevant to the subject options covered in the dedicated classes. Candidates may choose either to write both essays on one subject option or to write one essay on one subject option and another essay on another subject option. Topics of essays must be chosen by the candidate and approved by the Course Director no later than Friday of Fifth Week of Hilary Term. The Course Director will not approve topics which overlap substantially with a candidate's choice of option for the first subject. Two copies of each essay must be submitted to the Head of Examinations and Assessments, Examination Schools, High Street, Oxford OX1 4BG, by 10 a.m. on Friday of Tenth Week of Hilary Term in the year in which the examination is taken. Essays must be typed or printed.

6. The reading lists for all subjects will include texts both in the original language and in translation; candidates' readings will be guided by their supervisor(s) according to their level of Ancient Greek.

7. Candidates must offer a thesis of no more than 15,000 words, exclusive of bibliographical references, on a subject proposed by the candidate in consultation with his or her supervisor and approved by the Graduate Studies Committee in Philosophy. A subject and thesis title must be submitted to the Committee not later than the fifth week of the Hilary Term of the year in which the examination is to be taken. Requests for permission to make later changes to the thesis title should be submitted, with the support of the candidate's supervisor to the Director of Graduate Studies in Philosophy as soon as the candidate has decided to seek permission. Two copies of the thesis must be submitted to the Head of Examinations and Assessments, Examination Schools, High Street, Oxford OX1 4BG, by 10 a.m. on Friday of Eighth Week of Trinity Term in the year in which the examination is taken. The thesis shall be accompanied by a brief abstract and statement of the number of words it contains (exclusive of bibliographical references). Successful candidates will be required to deposit one copy of the thesis in the Bodleian Library (candidates will also be required to sign a form stating that they give permission for the thesis to be consulted).

8. Candidates who have not delivered the essays or the thesis as prescribed by the due date shall, unless they show exceptional cause, be deemed to have withdrawn from the examination.

9. Each essay must be the candidate's own work. The candidate may discuss a draft (but not more than one) of each essay with his or her supervisor. The candidate's supervisor may provide bibliographical advice on essays throughout.

10. The examiners may award a distinction for excellence in the whole examination. 11. All candidates shall be expected to reach a certain standard in Ancient Greek. Those unable to provide satisfactory evidence of having attained this standard before the point of entry to the course shall be taught Greek and tested towards the end of Trinity Term of the year of examination. Candidates who do not produce the required evidence before the start of the course and who fail the Greek test shall be ineligible for a distinction. The test will take the form of one three-hour paper consisting of passages of Greek which will test knowledge of Attic grammar and competence in translation from Greek into English and will be of a similar character to the Elementary Greek subject under the regulations for the Degree of Master of Studies in Greek and/or Latin Languages and Literature.'


6 Committee for the Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art

Preliminary Examination in Fine Art

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

In Examination Regulations, 2007, p. 124, l. 2, delete 'Monday in the seventh' and substitute 'Friday of the sixth'.

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