11 July 1996

University Acts

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CONGREGATION 1 July

Degree by Special Resolution

No notice to the contrary having been received under the provisions of Tit. II, Sect. vi, cl. 6 (Statutes, 1995, p. 13), the following resolution is deemed to have been approved at noon on 1 July.

Text of Special Resolution

That the Degree of Master of Arts be conferred upon the following:

BERNARD ALBERT HEYKEL, M.PHIL., Magdalen College

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HEBDOMADAL COUNCIL 8 July

1 Decrees

Council has made the following decrees, to come into effect on 26 July.

List of the decrees:

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Explanatory note to Decree (1)

The following decree, made on the recommendation of the IT Committee after consultation with the Administrative Information Services Committee, increases the maximum number of co-opted members of the latter body in order to permit wider representation of departmental and college interests.

Decree (1)

In Ch. II, Sect. I, § 2, cl. 1 (Statutes, 1995, p. 204), delete `two additional members' and substitute `four additional members'.

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Explanatory note to Decree (2)

The following decree, made on the recommendation of the General Board after consultation with the Oriental Studies Board and with the concurrence of St John's College, reconstitutes the electoral board for the Laudian Professorship of Arabic to include two General Board appointees, in line with the recommendations of the Working Party on Statutory Posts.

Decree (2)

1 In Ch. VII, Sect. III, § 9, cl. 2 (Statutes, 1995, p. 379), after `Oriental Studies' delete `.' and substitute `;'.

2 Ibid., insert items (8) and (9): `(8), (9) two persons appointed by the General Board.'

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Explanatory note to Decree (3)

The following decree, made on the recommendation of the General Board after consultation with the faculty boards concerned, provides for the addition of two members to the electoral board for the Rhodes Professorship of Race Relations. In accordance with the practice adopted by Council and the General Board on the balance of representation on electoral boards in line with the recommendations of the Working Party on Statutory Posts, the additional electors are to be appointed by the General Board.

Decree (3)

In Ch. VII, Sect. III, § 281, cl. 3 (Statutes, 1995, p. 471), insert new items (5) and (6) as follows and renumber existing items (5)–(7) as items (7)–(9): `(5), (6) two persons appointed by the General Board;'.

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Explanatory note to Decree (4)

The following decree, made on the recommendation of the Committee for the Administration of the Lockey Bequest and of the Biological Sciences, Physical Sciences, Physiological Sciences, and Psychological Studies Boards and with the concurrence of the General Board, increases the number of co-opted places on the committee in order to allow better representation of the faculty boards.

Decree (4)

In Ch. IX, Sect. I, § 210, cl. 2 (Statutes, 1995, p. 605), after `co-opt not more than' delete `three' and substitute `five'.

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Explanatory note to Decree (4)

As a preliminary to the dissolution in 1994 of the independent charity which controlled the activities of Queen Elizabeth House before the creation of the university department of that name in 1985, the governors of the charity obtained the approval of the Charity Commissioners for a scheme whereby the property of the charity (valued at some £470K) might be transferred in its entirety to the University, to be held upon trust for the purpose of furthering such of the purposes of the department called Queen Elizabeth House as were charitable. The following decree establishes the Queen Elizabeth House Fund accordingly.

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Decree (5)

In Ch. IX, Sect. I (Statutes, 1995, p. 641), insert new § 282 as follows and renumber existing § 282 as § 283:

`§282. Queen Elizabeth House Fund

1. The University accepts with gratitude a benefaction from the erstwhile Governors of Queen Elizabeth House, to form a fund for the purpose of furthering such of the purposes of the department of the University called Queen Elizabeth House, as specified from time to time by the Statutes of the University, as are charitable.

2. The Inter-faculty Committee for Queen Elizabeth House shall be the management committee for the fund.

3. The management committee shall determine the use to which any net income of the fund is to be put, within the declared purposes of the fund.

4. The capital of the fund shall be available for expenditure, but any proposals by the management committee to spend some or all of the capital shall require the approval of Council.

5. Council shall have power to amend this decree from time to time provided that the main object of the fund, as defined in clause 1 above, shall always be kept in view.'

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Explanatory note to Decree (6)

The following decree, made on the recommendation of the Theology Board and with the concurrence of the General Board, makes a paper on Philosophy or Greek or Hebrew compulsory for the Preliminary Examination for Theology.

Associated changes in regulations are set out in `Examinations and Boards' below.

Decree (6)

1 In Examination Decrees, 1995, p. 122, after l. 4 insert new cl. 2 as follows and renumber existing cll. 2–5 (ll. 5–18) as cll. 3–6: `2. Candidates must offer at least one from amongst papers (5), (6), and (7).'

2 Ibid., ll. 6–7, delete `above subjects' and substitute `subjects for the Preliminary Examination'.

3 This decree shall be effective from 1 October 1996.

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Decree (7)

Notwithstanding the provisions of Tit. XIV, Sect. III, cl. 2 (Statutes, 1995, p. 108, as amended by Statute (1) approved by Congregation on 28 November 1995, Gazette, pp. 407, 436), Emeritus Professor B.G. Mitchell may serve as a member of the Theology Board's Management Committee of the Ian Ramsey Centre for the academic year 1996–7.

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Decree (8)

Notwithstanding the provisions of Ch. VIII, Sect. I, § 6, cl. 3 (a) (Examination Decrees, 1995, p. 1049), Mr P. Menell, Magdalen College, shall not be required to pay three terms' fees which would otherwise be payable by him in respect of his study for the degree of D.Phil.

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Decree (9)

Notwithstanding the provisions of Ch. VIII, Sect. I, § 6, cl. 3 (a) (Examination Decrees, 1995, p. 1049), Mr C. McDonnell, Christ Church, shall not be required to pay one term's fees which would otherwise be payable by him in respect of his study for the degree of D.Phil.

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Decree (10)

The consent of the University is given to the amendment to Statute VI of Wadham College approved by the Governing Body on 1 May 1996, in so far as such consent is required by Section 7 (2) of the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge Act, 1923.

Note. The effect of the amendment is to remove the requirement that the Dean of Degrees should retire on or before 30 September immediately preceding his or her seventy-third birthday.

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2 Status of Master of Arts

Mr Vice-Chancellor reports that the status of Master of Arts under the provisions of Ch. V, Sect. vi, cl. 1 (Statutes, 1995, p. 345) has been accorded to the following persons who are qualified for membership of Congregation:

 

STELLA KEEBLE, Nuffield Department of Surgery

LYNNE CATHERINE MUNRO, Computing Services

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3 Register of Congregation

Mr Vice-Chancellor reports that the following names have been added to the Register of Congregation:

Haykel, B.A., MA, M.Phil., Magdalen
Keeble, S., MA status, Nuffield Department of Surgery
Munro, L.C., MA status, Computing Services
Rood, T.C.B., MA, Queen's
Wormald, M.R., MA, D.Phil., Corpus Christi

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CONGREGATION 10 July

Conferment of Degree by Diploma

The Degree of Doctor of Civil Law by Diploma, approved by Special Resolution of Congregation on 28 June 1994, was conferred upon NELSON ROLIHLAHLA MANDELA, President of the Republic of South Africa.

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GENERAL BOARD AND BOARDS OF FACULTIES

For changes in regulations concerning departmental committees, and for examinations, see `Examinations and Boards' below.

University Agenda

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CONGREGATION 8 October 12 noon

Oration by the Vice-Chancellor

Mr Vice-Chancellor will address the House.

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CONGREGATION 15 October 2 p.m.

1 Promulgation of Statutes

(See Gazette 21 June.)

2 Voting on Special Resolution allocating a site

Explanatory note to Special Resolution

Council has agreed that a site should be purchased from the Regional Office of the NHS Executive for use in part by the new Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics. The following special resolution, made on the recommendation of the Buildings Committee, allocates part of the site, comprising approximately 2.5 acres, for this purpose.

Text of Special Resolution

That an area of the site, comprising approximately 2.5 acres, purchased from the Regional Office of the NHS Executive be allocated to the Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics.

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CONGREGATION 24 October

Elections

 

  Vacancies Retiring members Period from MT 1996
Examination Schools,
Curators of the
Three Dr G.A. Stoy 1 year
    Dr R.A. Cooper 2 years
    Dr R.C.S. Walker 3 years

¶ The above vacancies have been created by the change in the constitution of the curators under Decree (4) of 21 June 1996 (Gazette, p. 1283). Dr Stoy, who was a curator elected by Congregation under the old constitution, has been appointed by Council as chairman of the curators under the new constitution, and a different person elected by Congregation is needed to take her place as a curator. Dr Cooper and Dr Walker are eligible for re-election under the new constitution.

Nominations in writing by two members of Congregation will be received by the Head Clerk at the University Offices, Wellington Square, up to 4 p.m. on Monday, 7 October, and similar nominations by six members of Congregation up to 4 p.m. on Monday, 14 October.

Council has decided that nominations should show for each signatory the name and college or department in block capitals. Any names which are not so shown may not be published.

The following nominations have been duly received (10 October and 17 October):

As Curators of the Examination Schools

1. R.A. COOPER, MA, D.PHIL., Fellow of Brasenose
2. R.C.S. WALKER, B.PHIL., MA, D.PHIL., Fellow of Magdalen
3. J.G. HARRIS, MA, Student of Christ Church

(Note: the nomination of W.D. Macmillan has been withdrawn as he is a curator ex officio under the revised constitution of the curators.)

 

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Notices

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  • *Notices of exhibitions, guided tours, etc.:

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    CONFERMENT OF DEGREE BY DIPLOMA

    The following Diploma of the Degree of Doctor of Civil Law was read by the Public Orator when the degree was conferred in a Congregation held in Buckingham Palace on Wednesday, 10 July 1996.

    His Excellency NELSON ROLIHLAHLA MANDELA,
    President of the Republic of South Africa

     

    CANCELLARIVS MAGISTRI SCHOLARES
    VNIVERSITATIS OXONIENSIS
    OMNIBVS AD QVOS PRAESENTES
    LITTERAE PERVENERINT
    SALVTEM IN DOMINO SEMPITERNAM

     

    CVM diu ex more nobis fuerit civitatum externarum Praesides eosque praesertim qui ob mores spectatos resque gestas inclaruerint praecipuo aliquo honore quantum possumus insignire:

    CVMque Vir Excellentissimus NELSON ROLIHLAHLA MANDELA, Reipublicae Africae Australis Praeses, diu carcerem inopiam iniuriam perpessus, summam in re publica capessenda moderationem, summam erga veteres hostes, novos amicos aequitatem benevolentiam magnanimitatem exhibuerit:

    CVMque nobili inter suos loco natus omni fastidio deposito adhuc admodum iuvenis illis se adiunxerit qui libertatis causam tuebantur:

    CVMque ex academia propter hanc ipsam causam defensam expulsus magnisque obicibus impeditus nihilominus iurisprudentiae studium felici eventu exercuerit:

    CVMque primus gentis suae iuris consultus creatus hominum egentium et iniuria laborantium patronus exstiterit indefessus:

    CVMque iniquarum istarum legum quae tunc in patria sua grassabantur adversarium se acerrimum gravissimumque praestiterit, hominibus Afris ius suffragi libertatemque flagitarit:

    CVMque partium illarum dux et signifer factus et domi et foris totius fere orbis benevolentiam consecutus sit:

    CVMque in iudicium aliquoties adductus maiestatis damnatus sit, quae res in isto civitatis ac legum statu honoris causa commemoranda est:

    CVMque in insulam deportatus in carcerem coniectus laboribus oppressus contumeliis oneratus constantiam servaverit, ceteris integritatis exemplar fuerit, et legere et docere perrexerit:

    CVMque tyrannide ista aliquando in se conlabente et corruente, omnibus eum unum destinantibus sine quo res citra sanguinis effusionem geri non possent, animo vere magno omnes inimicitias utilitati communi condonaverit, concordiae se auctorem praebuerit:

    CVMque comitiis habitis Praeses creatus sit universorum civium suffragiis omnium primus, quem magistratum in tanto rei publicae discrimine tam sapienter gerit ut sedentur tumultus redeat confidentia:

    CVMque ob pacis patrocinium summo omnium plausu Praemio Nobeliano nobilitatus sit:

    NOS ERGO, cum moderationem tum amplitudinem tanti viri admirati, in frequenti Congregationis Domo praedictum Praesidem DOCTOREM in Iure Civili renuntiamus eumque vi et virtute huius Diplomatis omnibus iuribus et privilegiis adficimus quae ad hunc gradum spectant.

    In CVIVS REI TESTIMONIVM sigillum Vniversitatis quo hac in parte utimur adponendum curavimus.

    Datum in Domo nostra Congregationis die decimo mensis Iulii as MCMLXXXXVI.

    Paraphrase

     

    THE CHANCELLOR, MASTERS, AND SCHOLARS
    OF THE UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD
    TO WHOMSOEVER THESE PRESENTS SHALL COME
    MAY THE LORD EVER PRESERVE AND KEEP YOU

    WHEREAS it has long been our custom to show such special honour as is in our power to the Heads of other countries, and particularly to those who are outstanding for their character and achievements:

    AND WHEREAS His Excellency NELSON ROLIHLAHLA MANDELA, President of the Republic of South Africa, after suffering many years of unjust imprisonment and hardship, has proved himself in power to be a man of great moderation, who has displayed to former opponents the greatest fairness, good will, and magnanimity:

    AND WHEREAS having been born to be a chief he devoted himself from early youth to the cause of freedom for his people:

    AND WHEREAS despite being expelled from his University for his political activities and having to overcome many obstacles he studied the law and qualified as a lawyer:

    AND WHEREAS he opened the first black legal partnership in the country and was active in the service of the poor and the oppressed:

    AND WHEREAS he proved himself a determined and powerful opponent of the infamous apartheid legislation and a champion of the right of the disfranchised black population to the vote:

    AND WHEREAS he attracted widespread international support by his activities on behalf of the movement, of which he was one of the leaders:

    AND WHEREAS after repeated trials he had the honour of being convicted of treason against that unjust system of government:

    AND WHEREAS being imprisoned on an island and subjected to hard labour and harsh treatment he preserved his dignity, read and taught widely, and set an example to other prisoners of self respect and self control:

    AND WHEREAS when apartheid began to collapse and he was singled out by general consent as the one man who could manage a peaceful transition he showed true magnanimity in placing the common good above party hostilities and working for political harmony:

    AND WHEREAS he is the first President of South Africa to be elected by the whole people and in that office has so governed his country as to put down violence and establish general confidence:

    AND WHEREAS his career has to universal pleasure been crowned by the award of the Nobel Price for Peace:

    NOW THEREFORE WE, in admiration of the high character and achievement of so great a man, do here in this full House of Congregation proclaim the aforesaid President a DOCTOR in our Faculty of Civil Law, and by the power and force of this Diploma do hereby invest him with all privileges of this Degree.

    In WITNESS HEREOF we have caused to be affixed to this instrument the Seal of our University thereunto pertaining.

    Given in our House of Congregation on the tenth day of July in the Year of Salvation 1996.

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    WHITE'S PROFESSORSHIP OF MORAL PHILOSOPHY

    JAMES PATRICK GRIFFIN, MA, D.PHIL. (BA Yale), Fellow of Keble College and Reader in Philosophy, has been appointed to the professorship with effect from 1 October 1996.

    Dr Griffin will be a fellow of Corpus Christi College.

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    BRYCE RESEARCH STUDENTSHIP IN HISTORY 1996–7

    The Studentship has been awarded to MS MARGARITA MILIORI, St Hilda's College.

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    A.P.M. READ SCHOLARSHIP IN HISTORY 1996–7

    The Scholarship has been awarded to CRAIG TAYLOR, Worcester College.

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    BRITISH TELECOM RESEARCH AND TECHNOLOGY PRIZE FOR COMPUTING SCIENCE 1996

    The examiners in the Honour School of Mathematics and Computation have awarded the Prize to JOY A. GOODMAN, University College.

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    J.P. MORGAN PRIZE ESSAY IN FINANCE 1996

    The Prize has been awarded to MADHUSUDHAN RAGHUNATH, Templeton College.

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    JUNIOR MATHEMATICAL PRIZES 1996

    The examiners in the Honour School of Mathematics have awarded the Prizes for 1996 to JAN BERNARD GUTOWSKI, Keble College, and JAMES ROBERT OAKLEY, St Edmund Hall.

    Proxime accesserunt: JOHN ERNEST THANASSOULIS, St Anne's College, and JULIETTE VICTORIA VERA WHITE, Worcester College.

    The mathematical examiners in the Honour Schools of Mathematics and Computation and of Mathematics and Philosophy have awarded a fourth junior mathematical prize to GEORGE EDWARD METCALFE, St Anne's College, for outstanding performance in the mathematical papers in the Honour School of Mathematics and Philosophy.

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    MAURICE LATEY TRAVEL AWARD 1995–6

    A Maurice Latey Travel Award has been made to RAMESH J. RAJBALLIE, Balliol College.

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    UNIVERSITY COUNSELLING SERVICE

    Vacation hours

    The hours of the Counselling Service will be as follows during the Long Vacation:

    Until Friday, 2 August: open 9.30 a.m.–1 p.m.

    Monday, 5 August–Friday, 30 August inclusive: closed.

    Monday, 2 September–Friday, 20 September inclusive: open 9.30 a.m.–1 p.m.

    From Monday, 23 September onwards, open as usual on weekdays: 9.15 a.m.–5.15 p.m.

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    EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY RESOURCES CENTRE

    August closure

    In order to allow for extensive internal building work, the ETRC will be closed for the whole of August and will reopen on Monday, 2 September. There may be some staff available to deal with telephone or e-mail queries during this period, but nothing can be guaranteed.

    The ETRC apologises for any inconvenience that this closure may cause.

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    ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM

    Vivien Leigh Prize 1996

    The Prize has been awarded to TAMZIN HARRIS, Christ Church.

    Proxime accessit: MATTHEW POOLE, St Catherine's College.

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Lectures

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WEIDENFELD VISITING PROFESSOR OF EUROPEAN COMPARATIVE LITERATURE 1996–7

PROFESSOR GABRIEL JOSIPOVICI, Professor of English, School of European Studies, University of Sussex, Weidenfeld Visiting Professor 1996–7, will deliver a series of lectures at 5 p.m. on the Thursdays of Michaelmas Term in the Examination Schools.

Subject: `On trust.'

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CLINICAL MEDICINE AND PHYSIOLOGICAL SCIENCES

The following seminars will be held at 4.30 p.m. on Thursdays in the Lecture Theatre, the Sir William Dunn School of Pathology.

Convener: H. Waldmann, BM, MA, D.Phil., Professor of Pathology.

DR G. GRIFFITHS, University College, London
24 Oct.: `Sorting and secretion in haemopoietic cells.'

PROFESSOR R. MAY
31 Oct.: `National science policy.'

PROFESSOR A. HALL, University College, London
7 Nov.: `The Rho family of small GTPases in cell movement, cell adhesion, and growth.'

DR J. ERRINGTON
21 Nov.: `Asymmetric cell division and cell- specific transcription in Bacillus subtilis.'

PROFESSOR D. YOUNG, Imperial College School of Medicine
28 Nov.: `Tuberculosis: molecular microbiology faces a global emergency.'

DR H. PELHAM, Cambridge
5 Dec.: `SNAREs and the organisation of the secretory pathway.'

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OXFORD INNOVATION SOCIETY

DR S. DAVIES of the Dyson Perrins Laboratory will give a talk to the society at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, 10 September, in the Department of Pharmacology.

Admission is by ticket only, obtainable from Isis Innovation (telephone: Oxford (2)72411).

Subject: `Reflections on chemistry.'

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FRIENDS OF THE BODLEIAN

London lecture

DAVID VAISEY, Bodley's Librarian, will give a lecture, illustrated with slides, at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, 1 October, in the Society of Antiquaries of London, Burlington House, Piccadilly, London W1.

Those wishing to attend are asked to inform the Membership Secretary, Friends of the Bodleian, Bodleian Library, Oxford OX1 3BG (telephone: Oxford (2)77234).

Subject: `The Bodleian Library and its treasures.'

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OXFORD IMMUNOLOGY GROUP

DR B. MALISSEN, Centre d'Immunologie de Marseille-Luminy, Marseille, France, will lecture at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, 17 July, in Lecture Theatre 2, the Academic Block, the John Radcliffe Hospital. The meeting will be chaired by Professor Andrew McMichael.

Subject: `Role of the transducing subunits of the T-cell antigen receptor during early development.'

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Grants and Research Funding

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Examinations and Boards

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BOARD OF THE FACULTY OF BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES

Election of one official member

27 June 1996

The following has been duly elected as an official member, to hold office from the beginning of Michaelmas Term 1996 until the beginning of Michaelmas Term 1997:

P.C. NEWELL, MA, Head of Biochemistry Department elect

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BOARD OF THE FACULTY OF MODERN HISTORY

Election of one ordinary member

27 June 1996

The following has been duly elected as an ordinary member, to hold office from the beginning of Michaelmas Term 1996 until the beginning of Michaelmas Term 1997:

J.H. HOWARTH, MA, Fellow of St Hilda's

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BOARD OF THE FACULTY OF PHYSIOLOGICAL SCIENCES

Election of one ordinary member

27 June 1996

The following has been duly elected as an ordinary member, to hold office from the beginning of Michaelmas Term 1996 until the beginning of Michaelmas Term 1997:

G.L. SMITH, MA, Fellow of Wadham

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BOARD OF THE FACULTY OF SOCIAL STUDIES

Election of two ordinary members

27 June 1996

The following have been duly elected as ordinary members, to hold office from the beginning of Michaelmas Term 1996 until the beginning of Michaelmas Term 1997:

M.E. CEADEL, MA, D.PHIL., Fellow of New College
I.S. MCLEAN, MA, D.PHIL., Fellow of Nuffield

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BOARDS OF THE FACULTIES OF PHYSIOLOGICAL SCIENCES AND PSYCHOLOGICAL STUDIES

M.Sc. in Neuroscience

The approved courses available in 1996–7 for the specialist neuroscience component of the M.Sc. in Neuroscience are listed below. Candidates will be required take five courses, choosing at least one under each of the three series A, B, and C.

Module A1: Cellular signalling

Organisers: Dr J.J.B. Jack and Dr A.U. Larkman.

Thirteen lectures and associated practicals/demonstrations.

Structure and function of membranes
Varieties of ion channels
Synaptic transmission
Synaptic modifiability

Module A2: Techniques for monitoring and analysing neuronal circuits

Organiser: Dr A.J. King.

Fourteen lectures and associated practicals/demonstrations.

Recording and monitoring neuronal activity
Direct manipulation of the brain
Cortical microcircuitry
Field potentials in health and disease

Module A3: Imaging and mapping techniques

Organiser: Dr R.E. Passingham.

Fourteen lectures and associated practicals/demonstrations.

Neuroanatomical techniques
Techniques for functional localisation
Structural imaging
Functional imaging

Module B1: Sensory systems

Organiser: Dr D.R. Moore.

Twelve lectures and associated practicals/demonstrations.

Sensory systems analysis
Sensory psychophysics
Artificial vision

Module B2: Clinical aspects of neuroscience

Organiser: Dr J.N.P. Rawlins.

Eighteen lectures and associated practicals/demonstrations.

The development and application of animal models
Consciousness and cognition
Non-affective neurological disorders

Module B3: Neurocomputing and neural networks

Organiser: Dr E.T. Rolls.

Eleven lectures and associated practicals.

Neurocomputing
Connectionist approaches to cognitive function: two-day workshop

Module C1: CNS development

Organiser: Dr J.S.H. Taylor.

Eight lectures and associated practicals/demonstrations.

Early development
Formation of a nervous system
Development of sense organs

Module C2: Synaptic plasticity

Organiser: To be confirmed.

Fifteen lectures and associated practicals/demonstrations.

Axonal growth
Establishing connections between neuronal populations
The modifiability of the brain

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CHANGES IN REGULATIONS

The following changes in regulations made by the General Board, and with the approval of the General Board, the following changes in regulations made by boards of faculties and the Committee on Continuing Education will come into effect on 26 July.

1 General Board of the Faculties

Departmental Committees

With immediate effect

In Ch. II, Sect. xiii, § 2, cl. 1 (Statutes, 1995, p. 244), after

`working in the department' insert `and to academic- related staff of grade RSII or above, or of grade ALC3 and above, who work in the department and have more than three years' service in the employment of the University of Oxford in RS or ALC grades'.

2 Boards of the Faculties of English Language and Literature and Literae Humaniores

Honour School of Classics and English

With effect from 1 October 1998 (for first examination in 1999)

In Examination Decrees, 1995, p. 148, after l. 31, add:

`(xiv) Either (a) Plato, Republic (subject 130 (a)) or (b) Aristotle, Nicomachean Ethics (subject 131 (a)), as specified in `Regulations for Philosophy in some of the Honour Schools' (p. 481).'

3 Board of the Faculty of Law

(a) Honour School of Jursiprudence

(i) With immediate effect

1 In Examination Decrees, 1995, p. 261, l. 21, delete `and determination'.

2 Ibid., p. 262, l. 7, delete `(1800 to the present)'.

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(ii) With effect from 1 October 1998 (for first examination in 1999)

In Examination Decrees, 1995, p. 260, as amended in Gazette, Vol. 126, No. 4398, p. 1015, after l. 17 as amended substitute:

`Course I [Until 1 October 1998: Candidates shall be examined in eight standard subjects, viz. 1, 2, 3, 4, and four from 5–23.] [From 1 October 1998: Candidates shall be examined in eight standard subjects, viz. 1, 2, 3, and either 4 or 15, and four from 5–23 (excluding 15 if substituted for 4); and one special subject; provided that candidates may substitute any two special subjects for one of the standard subject papers 5–23 (excluding 15 if substitute for 4).]

Course 2 [Until 1 October 1998: Candidates shall be examined in eight standard subjects, viz. 1, 2, 3, 4, and four from 5–23.] [From 1 October 1998: Candidates shall be examined in eight standard subjects, viz. 1, 2, 3, and either 4 or 15, and four from 5–23 (excluding 15 if substituted for 4).] [From 1 October 1999: Candidates shall be examined in eight standard subjects, viz. 1, 2, 3, and either 4 or 15, and four from 5–23 (excluding 15 if substituted for 4); and one special subject; provided that candidates may substitute any two special subjects for one of the standard subject papers 5–23 (excluding 15 if substitute for 4).]'

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(b) Bachelor of Civil Law

With immediate effect

In Examination Decrees, 1995, p. 850, l. 37 delete `(1800 to the present)'.

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(c) Magister Juris in European and Comparative Law

With immediate effect

As for (a) (i) and (b) above.

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4 Board of the Faculty of Literae Humaniores

(a) Honour Moderations in Classics

With effect from 1 October 1999 (for first examination in 2000)

1 In Examination Decrees, 1995, p. 32, delete ll. 35–40,1 and substitute:

`One paper (three hours). The paper will consist of two sections, both of which must be attempted:

(a) exercises designed to test Greek accidence and syntax;

(b) translation into Greek of a short passage of English.'

2 Ibid., p. 32, delete from p. 32, l. 431 to p. 33, l. 5,1 and substitute:

`One paper (three hours). The paper will consist of two sections, both of which must be attempted:

(a) exercises designed to test Latin accidence and syntax;

(b) translation into Latin of a short passage of English.'

3 Ibid., p. 35, delete ll. 11–14 and substitute:

`X GREEK LANGUAGE

One paper (three hours). The paper will consist of two sections, both of which must be attempted:

(a) exercises designed to test Greek accidence and syntax;

(b) translation into Greek of a short passage of English. The passage set will be related, in its demands of vocabulary and syntax, to the Greek prose literature used in the elementary Greek instruction provided for this course.'

4 Ibid., p. 36, l. 33, delete `TRANSLATION INTO LATIN' and substitute

`LATIN LANGUAGE'.

5 Ibid., p. 38, delete ll. 38–41 and substitute:

`IX LATIN LANGUAGE

One paper (three hours). The paper will consist of two sections, both of which must be attempted:

(a) exercises designed to test Latin accidence and syntax;

(b) translation into Latin of a short passage of English.

The passage set will be related, in its demands of vocabulary and syntax, to the Latin prose literature used in the elementary Latin instruction provided for this course.'

6 Ibid., p. 40, l. 9, delete `TRANSLATION INTO GREEK' and substitute

`GREEK LANGUAGE'.

7 Ibid., p. 33, l. 6,1 after `VERSE COMPOSITION' insert `OR PROSE COMPOSITION'.

8 Ibid., after l. 91 insert:

`(b) passages for translation into Greek and Latin prose, candidates being required to translate one passage.2'

9 Ibid., l. 10,1 letter (b) as (c).

10 Ibid., l. 24,1 after `or (b)' insert `or (c)'. 11 Ibid., p. 35, l. 17, p. 36, l. 34, p. 38, l. 42 and p. 40, l. 10, after `VERSE COMPOSITION' add `OR PROSE COMPOSITION'. 1 Note: There are errors in line numbering on pp. 32 and 33 of the 1995 Examination Decrees; the above changes refer to the correct line numbers.

2 Candidates for Course 1A taking three special subjects may offer translation into Greek prose only if taking paper XI (Latin Language), and into Latin prose only if taking paper X (Greek Language).

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(b) Honour School of Literae Humaniores

With effect from 1 October 1998 (for first examination in 1999)

1 In Examination Decrees, 1995, p. 290, l. 44, delete `Andocides: De Mysteriis, MacDowell.'

2 Ibid., p. 291, l. 4, delete `Molinié rev. by Billault (Budé)' and substitute `Goold (Loeb)'.

3 Ibid., l. 34, delete `Lysias: *Hude.'

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5 Boards of the Faculties of Literae Humaniores and Theology

Honour School of Philosophy and Theology

(i) With effect from 1 October 1996 for one year (for examination in 1997 only)

As for the Honour School of Theology (see 16 (b) (i) below).

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(ii) With effect from 1 October 1997 (for first examination in 1999)

1 As for the Honour School of Theology (see 16 (b) (ii) below).

2 In Examination Decrees, 1995, p. 510, ll. 6–10, delete `with . . . specified.' and substitute `as prescribed for the Honour School of Theology)'.

3 Ibid., l. 11, delete `(9)' and substitute `(6)'.

4 Ibid., p. 511, l. 22, delete `(15)' and substitute `(17)'.

5 Ibid., l. 23, delete `(18)' and substitute `(20)'.

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6 Board of the Faculty of Mathematical Sciences

(a) Honour School of Computation

With immediate effect

In Examination Decrees, 1995, p. 169, ll. 22–3, delete `in Trinity Term, two years in advance of the relevant examination.' and substitute `in the Michaelmas Term of the year preceding the academic year in which the relevant examination is held.'

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(b) M.Sc. in Geometry, Mathematical Physics, and Analysis

With effect from 1 October 1996 (for first examination in 1997)

1 In Examination Decrees, 1995, p. 747, delete ll. 9–10 and substitute:

`(i) a written examination consisting of two papers on topics taken from those listed in Schedule 1; the questions will be of a short and straightforward nature and will be designed to test competence in using basic tools of geometry and analysis in mathematical and physical problems; the actual topics covered by the questions in any year will be determined by the material covered in the core Schedule 1 lectures, the synopses of which will be included in a document approved by the standing committee in Trinity Term, and circulated to all candidates for this M.Sc. before the beginning of Michaelmas Term.'

2 Ibid., l. 34, delete `four' and substitute `three'.

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7 Board of the Faculty of Modern History

Honour School of Modern History

With effect from 1 October 1997 (for first examination in 1998)

1 In Examination Decrees, 1995, p. 339, after l. 36 insert:

`Candidates who have taken the Foundation Course in Modern History rather than Honour Moderations are required to offer at least one paper which relates to a period between 285 and 1409 (this may be taken to include Period (1) of the History of the British Isles).'

2 Ibid., p. 360, delete l. 47 and substitute:

`K. Marx, `Introduction' to The Critique of Hegel's Doctrine of the State, in Early Writings, ed. L. Coletti (Penguin Books, 1974, repr. 1992, 1995) (pp. 243–57); Economic and Philosophical Manuscripts of 1844 (Ibid., pp. 279–400).'

3 Ibid., p. 361, l. 1, after `Society,', insert `Book I,'.

4 Ibid., l. 3, delete `31–163.' and substitute:

`31–163: Professional Ethics and Civic Morals (RKP 1957, rpr. 1992).'

5 Ibid., delete ll. 7–10 and substitute:

`and Class Structure', pp. 390–5; Max Weber: Political Writings ed. P. Lassman and R. Speirs (CUP, 1994), `The Nation State and Economic Policy (pp. 1–28), `Parliament and Government in Germany under a New Political Order' (pp. 130–271), `Socialism' (pp. 272–303), `The Profession and Vocation of Politics' (pp. 309–69).'

6 Ibid., delete ll. 19–22 and substitute:

`G.W.F. Hegel, The Philosophy of Right, trans. T.M. Knox (Oxford, 1942).'

7 Ibid., p. 382, delete ll. 46–53 and substitute:

`pp. 21, 25–96, 101–55, 161, 184, 186–90, 193–333, 371– 432, 445–53, 593–96, 661–777.'

8 Ibid., p. 383, after l. 2, insert:

`To Roberts S. Chew, April 6, 1861, IV, 323–4.
Proclamation Calling Militia and Convening Congress, IV, 331–2.'

9 Ibid., delete l. 4.

10 Ibid., l. 5, insert `Annual Message to Congress, December 1, 1862, V, 518–37.'

11 Ibid., after l. 6, insert `Gettysburg Address (Final Text), VII 22–3.'

12 Ibid., after l. 12, insert:

`United States, Statutes at Large, XII Boston, 1863: First Confiscation Act (August 6, 1861), p. 319.
Act to Make an Additional Article of War (March 3, 1862), p. 354.
Emancipation in the District of Columbia (April 16, 1862), pp. 576–8.
Abolition of Slavery in Territories (June 19, 1962), p. 432.
Second Confiscation Act (July 17, 1862), pp. 589–92.
Free at Last. A Documentary History of Slavery, Freedom and the Civil War, ed. Ira Berlin, et al. (1992), pp. 3–85, 95–165, 241–331, 435–539.'

13 Ibid., l. 14, delete `Vol. III 1–115.' and substitute `1–71, 122–77, 252–473, Vol. III, 2–72.'.

14 Ibid., delete l. 46.

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8 Boards of the Faculties of Modern History and English Language and Literature

Honour School of Modern History and English

With effect from 1 October 1997 (for first examination in 1998)

As for the Honour School of Modern History (see 7 above).

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9 Boards of the Faculties of Modern History and Literae Humaniores

Honour School of Ancient and Modern History

With effect from 1 October 1997 (for first examination in 1998)

As for the Honour School of Modern History (see 7 above).

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10 Boards of the Faculties of Modern History and Modern Languages

Honour School of Modern History and Modern Languages

With effect from 1 October 1997 (for first examination in 1998)

As for the Honour School of Modern History (see 7 above).

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11 Boards of the Faculties of Modern History and Social Studies

Honour School of Modern History and Economics

With effect from 1 October 1997 (for first examination in 1998)

As for the Honour School of Modern History (see 7 above).

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12 Board of the Faculty of Music

Honour School of Music

With effect from 1 October 1998 (for first examination in 1999)

1 In Examination Decrees, 1995, p. 429, delete ll. 21–41 and substitute:

`The Board of the Faculty of Music shall approve, and publish each year by notice in the Faculty of Music, not later than the end of the eighth week of Trinity Term, a list of specified areas of study in (1) and (2) above for examination six terms thence.

(3) Candidates must offer either

Techniques of Composition I (one paper)

Candidates will be required to complete or continue in the appropriate style a piece of music from which at least one part will be given. One question must be answered from four set as follows:

(a) sixteenth-century continental vocal polyphony in four parts (questions may be not only in imitative but also in free and homorhythmic style);

(b) aria in three parts (voice, obbligato instrument, and basso continuo) from the period c.1700–c.1760 (questions may be in the style of either J.S. Bach and his contemporaries or Handel and his school);

(c) four-part texture, typically a string quartet of period c.1760–c.1830;

(d) nineteenth-century song accompaniment for piano, in the Austro-Germanic tradition. or Techniques of Composition II (portfolio submission); see under List C (1)

(4) Musical analysis and criticism'.

2 Ibid., p. 432, l. 27, delete `third' and substitute `eighth'.

3 Ibid., delete ll. 29–30.

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13 Board of the Faculty of Physical Sciences

Preliminary Examination in Engineering Science

With immediate effect

1 In Examination Decrees, 1995, p. 85, l. 10, delete `that number of' and substitute `those'.

2 Ibid., in ll. 33–5 delete `, having previously failed to satisfy them in some papers, satisfy them in the remaining papers at that examination' and substitute `have satisfied them in each of the papers offered'.

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14 Board of the Faculty of Psychological Studies

(a) Honour School of Experimental Psychology

With effect from 1 October 1996 (for first examination in 1997)

1 In Examination Decrees, 1995, p. 241, l. 8, after `examination.' insert:

`Candidates who do not offer paper D2 (Research Project) will be required to include an Experimental Project (Mini-Project) in their practical work, the subject of which shall be approved in advance by the Head of the Department of Experimental Psychology or deputy.'

2 Ibid., l. 14, after `work' insert:

`save that candidates who are required to include an Experimental Project (Mini-Project) in their practical work shall submit a written report of this not later than the end of the eighth week of Hilary Term preceding the term in which the examination is to be held. The provisions of this clause which follow apply to the Experimental Project and to the other practical work.'

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(b) Honour School of Psychology, Philosophy, and Physiology

With effect from 1 October 1996 (for first examination in 1997)

1 In Examination Decrees, 1995, p. 525, in l. 20, after `examination.' insert:

`This practical work may, under conditions specified by the Head of Deaprtment of Experimental Psychology, include an Experimental Project (Mini-Project), the subject of which shall be approved in advance by the head of department or deputy.'

2 Ibid., in l. 26, after `work' insert:

`save that candidates who are required to include an Experimental Project (Mini-Project) in their practical work shall submit a written report of this not later than the end of the eighth week of Hilary Term preceding the term in which the examination is to be held. The provisions of this clause which follow apply to the Experimental Project and to the other practical work.'

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15 Board of the Faculty of Social Studies

Honour School of Philosophy, Politics, and Economics

(i) With effect from 1 October 1996 (for first examination in 1997)

In Examination Decrees, 1995, p. 495, delete ll. 23–5 and substitute:

`The highest Honours can be obtained by excellence in a minority of subjects offered provided that adequate knowledge is shown throughout the examination.'

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(ii) With effect from 1 October 1997 (for first examination in 1998)

In Examination Decrees, 1995, p. 503, delete ll. 2–6 and substitute:

`The nature and development of social policy and welfare states. Public, private and informal systems of welfare. Alternative definitions and explanations of poverty and deprivation. The sources, growth, organisation and outcomes of British social policy with special reference to health, nursing, social security, and education.'

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16 Board of the Faculty of Theology

(a) Preliminary Examination for Theology

With effect from 1 October 1996 (for first examination in 1997)

1 In Examination Decrees, 1995, p. 122, l. 25, after `theology.' insert: `Candidates must offer at least one from amongst papers 5, 6, or 7.'

2 Ibid., p. 123, Note*, delete `3rd' and substitute `4th'.

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(b) Honour School of Theology

(i) With effect from 1 October 1997 (for first examination in 1998)

1 In Examination Decrees, 1995, p. 538, after l. 50, insert:

`(31) The Formation of Rabbinic Judaism (70 ce–950 ce) The course will describe the formation of rabbinic Judaism as reflected in its primary texts. Some reference will be made to the contexts of late Antiquity, early Christendom, and the Zoroastrian and Islamic worlds.

It will consider the following issues: How did the rabbis translate (Targum) and interpret (Midrash) the Hebrew scriptures? How did they structure the religious system which emerged from their reflections on scripture (Mishna/Tosefta)? What forms of liturgy and spirituality did they create, and how did they relate to the Jewish mystical tradition?

The Babylonian Talmud and its definition of Torah.

Judaism under Islam—the Gaonic period. Confrontation with other faiths, with rationalist philosophy, and with serious critiques of both scripture and the rabbinic tradition.

The following primary rabbinic texts in translation are set for special study:

The Daily Prayer Book of the United Hebrew Congregations of the British Commonwealth of Nations (Centenary Edition, London: Singer's Prayer Book Publication Committee, 1990): pp. 46, 56 (Amida prayer) and pp. 251–4 (Ethics of the Fathers ch. 1))

The Mishnah translated by H. Danby. (London: OUP, 1933). Tractate Berakhoth chs. 4, 5; tractate Baba Kamma chapter 8.

Lauterbach, J.Z., Mekilta deRabbi Ishmael (text and translation) (3 vols. Philadelphia: Jewish Publication Society of America, 1933–5). The section of the Ten Commandments, in vol. 2.

Cohn-Sherbok, Dan. Jewish Mysticism: An Anthology. (Oxford: Oneworld Publications, 1995). Extracts on pp. 59–62; 68–71.

Saadia Gaon, The Book of Beliefs and Opinions tr. Samuel Rosenblatt. (New Haven: Yale University Press and London: OUP, 1948), pp. 137–63 (`Concerning Command and Prohibition').'

2 Ibid., p. 540, l. 1, delete `(31)' [previously (34) as renumbered in Gazette, No. 4397, 19 April 1996, pp. 936–7] and insert `(32)'.

(ii) With effect from 1 October 1998 (for first examination in 1999)

In Examination Decrees, 1995, delete from p. 529, l. 19 to p. 540, l. 48, and substitute:

`1. All candidates will be required to offer eight papers, one from each of the Core Subjects in Section A (A.I–IV), and four from any ONE of the Alternative Tracks in Section B (B.I–II).

2. In Alternative Track B.I two papers, and in Alternative Track B.II one paper, may be chosen from amongst those not already offered in Section A, Section B (subject to any restrictions specified in each Alternative Track), and Section C, the Schedule of Further Optional Papers. With the permission of the board an essay may be offered in place of one of these papers. The regulations governing essays are set out below.

3. Candidates not offering paper (17) The Hebrew of the Old Testament, or (20) The New Testament in Greek, as optional papers in Section B may, in addition to their eight papers, also offer the Optional Translation papers in Old Testament Hebrew and/or New Testament Greek.

4. In Section B (the Alternative Tracks B.I–II) and in Section C (the Schedule of Further Optional Subjects) teaching may not be available every year on every subject.

5. Any candidate may be examined viva voce.

6. In the following regulations, the English version of the Bible used will be the Revised Standard Version. The Greek text used will be the text of the United Bible Societies, 4th edn., but in paper (3), The Four Gospels, parallel texts will be taken from K. Aland, Synopsis Quattuor Evangeliorum (13th edn., Stuttgart, Deutsche Bibel Gesellschaft, 1985). The Hebrew text used will be the Biblia Hebraica Stuttgartensia (Stuttgart, 1977).

SECTION A: CORE SUBJECTS

Candidates must offer ONE paper from EACH of the Core Subjects A.I to A.IV below.

A.I. THE OLD TESTAMENT

All candidates must offer either paper (1) or paper (2).

(1) Israel to the end of the Exile The paper will include historical, literary, and theological questions, and candidates will be required to comment on passages from the following texts in English, showing knowledge of at least three of the five groups of texts:

(a) Exodus 1–3; 6; 12–15; 19; 20; 24. (b) Isaiah 1–12; 28–32. (c) Psalms 2; 18; 45–8; 72; 74; 77; 89; 93; 110; 132; 137. (d) 2 Kings 18–25. (e) Ezekiel 1–18.

(2) Israel from the beginning of the Exile to 4 BC

The paper will include historical, literary, and theological questions, and candidates will be required to comment on passages from the following texts in English, showing knowledge of at least three of the five groups of texts:

(a) Job 1–14; 38–42. (b) Nehemiah 1: 1–11: 2; 13. (c) Jonah; Ruth. (d) Daniel. (e) Isaiah 40–55.

A.II. THE NEW TESTAMENT

All candidates must offer either paper (3) or paper (4).

(3) The Four Gospels

Candidates will be expected to show a general knowledge of the four Gospels, including the theology of the evangelists and historical research concerning the person and teaching of Jesus, and to translate and comment (including grammatical comment) on passages in Greek from Matthew and John and on passages in Greek from Mark and Luke parallel to Matthew 3–17 inclusive.

(4) The Theology and Ethics of the New Testament (with special reference to the gospels of Matthew and John, Romans, and I Corinthians)

A large choice of essay questions will give candidates an opportunity to show knowledge of the historical Jesus and of New Testament writers and writings in addition to those specified. Texts will be studied in English, except for one question on which candidates will comment on passages in Greek from Matthew and John. This question will be compulsory for candidates for the BA in Theology who have not passed either paper 6 (New Testament Greek) or 7 (Biblical Hebrew) in the Preliminary Examination for Theology. It is optional for all other candidates.

A.III. PATRISTICS

All candidates must offer paper (5)

(5) The Development of Doctrine in the Early Church to AD 451

Candidates will be expected to show knowledge of the main lines of development of Christian Doctrine and to be able to discuss these in relation to the historical conditions which influenced that development. They will be expected to show some awareness of primary sources in English translation.

Candidates may be required to comment on quotations from the following texts:

The Creed of the Synod of Nicaea (in W.G. Rusch, The Trinitarian Controversy, Philadelphia: Fortress Press).

The Second Letter of Cyril to Nestorius (in R.A. Norris, The Christological Controversy, Philadelphia: Fortress Press).

The Tome of Leo (in Norris, op. cit.)

The Definition of the Council of Chalcedon (in Norris, op. cit.)

Credit will be given to candidates who show knowledge of the other texts contained in the volumes by Rusch and Norris. All candidates will be required to show knowledge of the meaning and use, at any time within the period up 451, of the following terms: prosopon, persona, hypostasis, ousia, homoousios.

A.IV. CHRISTIAN DOCTRINE AND INTERPRETATION

All candidates must offer paper (6).

(6) Christian Doctrine and Interpretation

The paper will consist of questions on the major themes of Christian Doctrine and the norms and methods of Christian Theology. Candidates will be expected to show a critical understanding of twentieth–century theological discussion and its use of the Bible and traditional formulations, and of some of the problems posed for such discussions by modern intellectual developments.

SECTION B: ALTERNATIVE TRACKS

Candidates must offer four papers from ONE of the Alternative Tracks B.I and B.II below.

ALTERNATIVE TRACK B.I.

Candidates offering this Track must offer FOUR papers:

ONE paper being Old and New Testament Studies (paper 7);

ONE chosen from EITHER paper (8) (Luke–Acts, Epistles and Apocalypse) OR whichever of papers (1) or (2) have not been offered for Section A.I;

and TWO papers not already offered chosen from amongst the papers in Sections A and B (except paper 4 and any other papers that are otherwise prohibited by the regulations) and those in C, the Schedule of Further Optional Papers. With the permission of the board an essay (see regulations below) may be offered in place of one of these two papers.

(7) Old and New Testament Studies

(a) Old Testament Literature of the Exilic Age

Candidates will be expected to show a general knowledge of the literature of the Exilic Age, and will be expected to comment either on passages from Isaiah 40–55 and Ezekiel 1–18 in English, or on passages from Isaiah 40–5 in Hebrew.

(b) The Theology and Exegesis of the Epistle to the Romans

Candidates will be expected to show a general knowledge of Romans and to comment on the English text of the Epistle. They will also have the opportunity to translate and comment on the Greek text of Romans 3 to 8.

(8) Luke–Acts, Epistles and Apocalypse

Candidates will be expected to answer questions on two out of the following three sections, including comment questions on the English passages selected. The Greek texts also set for translation and comment are optional.

(a) Luke–Acts, with Luke 19–24 and Acts 1–15 set in English for comment, and Luke 19–24 set as optional Greek for translation and comment.

(b) The Pauline corpus (13 epistles), with 1 Corinthians and Galatians set in English for comment, and Galatians as optional Greek.

(c) Hebrews–Apocalypse, with Hebrews and 1 John set in English for comment and Hebrews 1–2 and 1 John as optional Greek.

ALTERNATIVE TRACK B.II.

Candidates offering this Track must offer FOUR papers:

ONE from papers (9), (10), and (11) below;

ONE major theologian (an option from paper 12);

ONE chosen from either papers (13) and (14) below or a second major theologian (another option from paper 12);

and any ONE paper not already offered chosen from amongst the papers in Sections A and B (except paper 4 and any other papers that are otherwise prohibited by the regulations) and those in C, the Schedule of Further Optional Papers. With the permission of the board, an essay (see regulations below) may be offered in place of this paper.

(9) The History and Theology of the Western Church, 1198–1350

The paper will consist of questions on the thought of the leading scholastic theologians (especially Aquinas, Duns Scotus, and William of Ockham) and of questions on the main developments in the Western Church.

(10) History and Theology in Western Christianity,

1500–1619 The subject includes the work and thought of the leading reformers, especially Luther, Zwingli, and Calvin, together with the radicals, and the development of the Reformation in the cities of Europe. Questions will be set both on movements in England from the Henrician reforms to the Elizabethan settlement and on the Counter–Reformation.

(11) Christian Life and Thought in Europe, 1789–1914

Candidates will be expected to show knowledge of the life and thought of the Christian Church (with special reference to Britain) and the development of Christian theology in its historical context.

(12) Further Studies in History and Doctrine

Candidates will study one major theologian in relation to the situation and problems of the time with special attention to certain texts. A list of theologians (with texts) on which teaching will be provided in the following academic year and on which examination questions will be set in the Final Examination at the end of that year will be published by the Board of the Faculty of Theology in the Trinity Term of each year. In the event of a candidate opting to take a year out after having studied a chosen theologian, the examiners will set questions on that theologian in the year of that candidate's examination, even if that theologian is not otherwise available for study in that year.

Texts will be studied in English. One or two optional questions may be set which will require knowledge of the texts in their original languages, when these are other than English.

A candidate may offer a second major theologian from amongst those available in the year of his or her examination. In the event that a candidate does choose to offer a second major theologian, that candidate will offer paper 12 for two of his/her papers. To facilitate this, separate papers (12(a), 12(b) etc) will be set for each major theologian.

(13) Philosophy of Religion

As specified for paper 107 in Philosophy in some Honour Schools.

(14) Christian Moral Reasoning

As specified for paper (b) (iv) in the Honour School of Philosophy and Theology.

C. SCHEDULE OF FURTHER OPTIONAL PAPERS

(15) Selected topics (Old Testament) I

Candidates will be required to show detailed knowledge of one of the following topics. They will be required to comment on passages from the prescribed texts in English, and will be given an opportunity to comment upon the Hebrew text of certain selected chapters and sections.

(i) Prophecy

1 Samuel 9, 10.
2 Samuel 7.
1 Kings 13, 18, 22.
Isaiah 1, 5–8, 10, 40, 42, 44, 49, 51–3, 55.
Jeremiah 1–5, 7–9, 11, 12, 26–8, 31.
Ezekiel 1–4, 8–11, 14, 18, 20, 23, 36, 37.
Amos.
Zechariah 1–8, 13.

Among these the following may be offered in Hebrew:

1 Kings 13, 18, 22.
Isaiah 40, 42, 44.
Amos 1–5.

(ii) Apocalyptic
Isaiah 24–7.
Daniel.
Joel.
Zechariah 9–14.
Enoch 45–71 (ed. H.F.D. Sparks, The Apocryphal Old Testament (OUP, 1984)). Jubilees 1, 20–3, 30–2 (ed. Sparks, ibid.).
Psalms of Solomon, 17, 18 (ed. Sparks, ibid.).

Among these the following may be offered in Hebrew:

Isaiah 24–7.
Zechariah 9–14.

(16) Selected topics (Old Testament) II

Candidates will be required to show detailed knowledge of one of the following topics. They will be required to comment on passages from the prescribed texts in English, and will be given an opportunity to comment upon the Hebrew text of certain selected chapters and sections.

(i) Wisdom
Proverbs 1–9, 22: 17–31: 31.
Job 1–19, 38–42.
Ecclesiastes.
Wisdom of Solomon 1–9.
Ecclesiasticus Prologue, 1: 1–25: 12, 36: 18–43: 33, 51.

Among these the following may be offered in Hebrew:

Proverbs 1–9.

(ii) Worship and Liturgy

Exodus 12–15, 19, 20, 24.
Leviticus 1–7, 16.
Deuteronomy 12–18.
1 Kings 5–8.
1 Chronicles 16.
Psalms 2, 18, 24, 27, 47–51, 68, 72, 78, 89, 95–100, 110, 113–18, 122, 124, 126, 128, 130–2.
A.E. Cowley, Aramaic Papyri of the Fifth Century B.C. (OUP, 1923), nos 21, 30–4.

Among these the following may be offered in Hebrew:

Exodus 19, 20, 24.
Leviticus 16.
Psalms 24, 95–100.

(17) The Hebrew of the Old Testament

Candidates will be required to show a general knowledge of the language, with a special study of the following prose texts from which passages will be set for translation and comment:

Genesis 6–9.
Leviticus 17, 19.
1 Kings 12–19.
Nehemiah 4–6.

Candidates will also be given an opportunity to show knowledge of Hebrew verse, and especially of the following texts from which passages will be set for translation and comment:

Psalms 1, 23, 24, 46, 96–100.
Isaiah 40–5.
Joel.

Candidates who do not offer Hebrew verse will not thereby be penalised.

(18) Archaeology in relation to the Old Testament

The subject will be held to include the geography of Palestine and of the neighbouring lands; the history of the development of Canaanite, Hebrew, and Jewish social life and culture; the history of places of worship and their furniture; and the general results of recent archaeological research in the Ancient Near East in so far as they throw light on these subjects.

(19) Religions and Mythology of the Ancient Near East

The paper will include a wide range of questions. The following texts are prescribed for special study.

(a) From J.B. Pritchard, Ancient Near Eastern Texts (3rd edn., Princeton University Press, 1969). Akkadian Myths and Epics: The Creation Epic, The Epic of Gilgamesh. Hittite Myths, Epics, and Legends: Kingship in Heaven, the Telepinus Myth.

(b) Egyptian Myths, Hymns, and Prayers: M. Lichtheim, Ancient Egyptian Literature (Berkeley, University of California Press, 1975– 80), vol. I, pp. 51–7, 131–3; vol. II, pp. 81–132, 197–9, 203–23.

(c) Ugaritic Myths, Epics, and Legends; Baal and Yam, The Palace of Baal, Baal and Mot, in J.C.L. Gibson, Canaanite Myths and Legends (2nd edn., T. and T. Clark, 1978).

(d) The Sefire Inscriptions, in J.C.L. Gibson, Textbook of Syrian Semitic Inscriptions, vol. II (OUP, 1975), pp. 18–56.

(e) Cory's Ancient Fragments of the Phoenician, Carthaginian, Babylonian, Egyptian and Other Authors, ed. E. Richmond Hodges (Reeves and Turner, 1876), pp. 1–22.

(20) The New Testament in Greek

Candidates will choose passages for translation from amongst a number taken from the Greek New Testament and will be required to show a knowledge of the critical and theological issues involved in some of the passages they translate. The selection of passages set will allow this detailed knowledge to be limited to the following texts and chapters: Acts 1–12, Romans, Galatians, Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians, Hebrews 1–2, 1 and 2 Peter, 1 John, Revelation 1–5. But there will also be opportunity to show such detailed knowledge outside these specified chapters.

(21) Varieties of Judaism 100 BC–AD 100 The paper will include a number of general questions and the following texts are prescribed for special study.

Set texts in English:

Qumran Community Rule, Commentary on Habakkuk, in G. Vermes, The
Dead Sea Scrolls in English, Pelican Books (2nd edn., 1975).
Josephus, Jewish War II (Loeb, 1956); Antiquities XVIII, 1–119 (Loeb, 1965); Against Apion II, 145–296 (Loeb, 1956).
IV Ezra (ed. B.M. Metzger in J.H. Charlesworth, ed., The Old Testament Pseudepigrapha (Darton, Congnon and Todd, 2 vols., 1983, 1985)).
Testament of Moses (ed., J. Priest in Charlesworth, op. cit.).
Wisdom of Solomon (RSV).
Philo, Migration of Abraham; Life of Moses I, 1–84 (Loeb, 1958).
Joseph and Aseneth (ed. C. Burchard in Charlesworth, op. cit.).
Psalms of Solomon VIII, IX, XVII, tr. S.P. Brock in H.F.D. Sparks, ed., The Apocryphal Old Testament (OUP, 1984).
1 Enoch 37–71 (tr. M.A. Knibb in Sparks, op. cit.).
Sibylline Oracles III (ed. J.J. Collins in Charlesworth, op. cit.).

Candidates may offer any or all of the following texts in the original languages:

Qumran Community Rule 1–4, in E. Lohse, ed., Die Texte aus Qumran, Hebr<Sigma> isch und Deutsch (2nd edn., Darmstadt, Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft, 1971).
Qumran Commentary on Habakkuk (ed. E. Lohse, op. cit.).
Philo, Life of Moses I, 1–44 (Loeb, 1958).
Josephus, Antiquities XVIII, 1–28, 63–4, 109–19 (Loeb, 1965).
Joseph and Aseneth, in M. Philonenko, ed., Joseph et As*neth (E.J. Brill, 1968).

(22) Origins and Development of the Church with Reference to the New Testament and the Apostolic Fathers

Candidates will be expected to show a knowledge of the history, worship, and institutions of the Church as these can be known from the New Testament and the Apostolic Fathers.

(23) Early Liturgy

Candidates will be expected to study the rites of initiation and the eucharist with the development of the Christian year up to AD 451 and the theology of liturgical worship in the light of anthropological, sociological, artistic, and linguistic considerations.

The following texts are set for special study:

E.C. Whitaker, Documents of the Baptismal Liturgy (2nd edn., SPCK, 1970), pp. 1–19, 30–41, 44–50, 83–5, 127–33.
R.C.D. Jasper and G.J. Cuming, Prayers of the Eucharist: Early and Reformed (3rd edn., Pueblo, 1987), pp. 7–12, 20–44, 52–81, 88–113, 129–37, 143–67.
E.J. Yarnold, The Awe Inspiring Rites of Initiation (2nd edn., T. and T. Clark, 1994), pp. 70–97.
J. Wilkinson, tr. and ed., Egeria's Travels (SPCK, 1971), pp. 123– 47 (section 24 to the end).

(24) Early Syriac Christianity

Candidates will be expected to show a general knowledge of symbolism in the theology of the early Syriac Church. The following texts are prescribed for special study:

Odes of Solomon, 6, 11, 17, 19, 21, 24, 30, 36, 42, tr. J. Emerton in H.F.D.
Sparks, The Apocryphal Old Testament (OUP, 1984). Acts of Thomas, secs 1–29, 108–14, tr. A.F.J. Klijn (E.J. Brill, 1962).
Aphrahat Demonstrations, 1, 4, 6, 12 (Dem. 1 and 6 tr. in J. Gwynn, ed., Select Library of Nicene and Post–Nicene Fathers, II, 13 (1898, repr.
W.B. Eerdmans, 1965); Dem. 4, tr. S.P. Brock in Annual of the Leeds University Oriental Society (1977); Dem. 12, tr. in J. Neusner, Aphrahat and Judaism (E.J. Brill, 1971)).
Ephrem, Sermon on our Lord, tr. in J. Gwynn, op. cit.; Hymns on the Nativity, nos 1 and 2, tr. in J. Gwynn, op. cit.; Hymns on Epiphany, no. 3, tr. in J. Gwynn, op. cit.; Hymns on Faith, no. 10, tr. R. Murray, Eastern Churches Review, 1970; Hymns on the Church, no. 36, tr. S.P. Brock, Eastern Churches Review, 1976; The hymns, tr. S.P. Brock, The Harp of the Spirit: Twelve Poems of St Ephrem (Fellowship of St. Alban and St. Sergius, 1975).
Letter to Publius, tr. S.P. Brock, Le Muséon (1976).
Book of Steps, homily 12, tr. R. Murray, Symbols of Church and Kingdom (CUP, 1975).

(25) History and Theology of the Church in the Byzantine Empire from AD 1000 to AD 1453

Candidates will be expected to show knowledge of the constitution and worship of the Church; monasticism; the development of mystical theology; the relations between Church and state and with the Western Church.

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(26) Christian Spirituality Candidates will be expected to discuss Christian prayer in its theological, psychological, and historical aspects, paying particular attention to contemplation and mystical prayer. There will be four groups of texts and candidates will be expected to have studied two of them.

1. Patristics

Gregory of Nyssa, The Life of Moses, bk. II, tr. A.J. Malherbe and E. Ferguson, The Classics of Western Spirituality (Paulist Press 1978), pp. 55–137.
*Evagrius Ponticus, The Praktikos and Chapters on Prayer.
Macarius, Homilies I, V, XV, tr. A.J. Mason in Fifty Spiritual Homilies of St Macarius the Egyptian (SPCK, 1921).
*Dionysius the Areopagite, The Mystical Theology.

*Copies of translations of these works are available in the Faculty Library.

2. English Fourteenth–century Mysticism

The Cloud of Unknowing, trans. J. Walsh, (Classics of Western Spirituality

(SPCK/Paulist Press, 1978)).
Julian of Norwich, The Revelations of Divine Love, tr. E. Colledge and J. Walsh, The Classics of Western Spirituality (SPCK/Paulist Press, 1978).

3. Spanish Mysticism Teresa of Avila, Interior Castle, tr. by Allison Peers in Complete Works, vol. II (Sheed and Ward, 1946, pp. 199–351).
John of the Cross, Living Flame of Love, 2nd redaction, tr. Allison Peers, in Complete Works, vol. III (three vols in one, Anthony Clarke, 1978), pp. 103–95.

4. The Wesleys and William Law Texts in A.C. Outler, ed., John Wesley, Library of Protestant Theology (OUP, 1964), pp. 197–231, 251–98 (i.e. Sermon on Justification by Faith; Sermon on The Witness of the Spirit; Discourse II on The Law established by Faith; Sermon on Christian Perfection; The Scripture Way of Salvation; Thoughts on Christian Perfection).
E.H. Sugden, ed., The Standard Sermons of John Wesley, vol. II (7th edn., Epworth Press, 1968). Sermons: 32 (The Nature of Enthusiasm); 34 (Catholic Spirit); 39 (New Birth); 40 (Wilderness State).
H.A. Hodges and A.M. Allchin, A Rapture of Praise: Hymns of John and Charles Wesley (Hodder and Stoughton, 1966). The following hymns: 3, 9, 22, 27, 38, 54, 55, 81, 84, 90, 105, 118, 124, 126, 131.
William Law, The Spirit of Prayer: Part I, ed. S. Spencer (James Clarke, 1969).

(27) The Sociology of Religion The paper will consist of two parts. Candidates will be expected to answer at least one question from each part.

1. Texts Candidates will be expected to know at least two of the following options in detail:

(i) K. Marx, Theses on Feuerbach and The German Ideology (ch. 1) (ed. C. Arthur, Lawrence and Wishart, London, 1985), together with Capital (ch. 1 and 13) (Penguin Books, 1990).

(ii) E. Durkheim, The Elementary Forms of the Religious Life (Allen and Unwin, London, 1976).

(iii) M. Weber, The Protestant Ethic and the Rise of Capitalism (Harper Collins, 1991).

(iv) E. Troeltsch, The Social Teaching of the Christian Churches (2 Vols. Jn. Knox, 1992) .

(v) Religion and History, ed. Adams (T. and T. Clark, 1991).

(vi) Talcott Parsons, Action Theory and the Human Condition (New York, 1978) .

2. Themes Candidates will be expected to be able to discuss the following issues in their relation to religious formations; class, gender, race, legitimation, power structures, violence, sects, and cults. Questions will be set on sociological readings of other parts of the Theology syllabus, including Biblical studies, doctrine, and church history. Familiarity with contemporary sociological discussion will be assumed.

(28) Psychology of Religion The paper will cover theories about aspects of behaviour or experience relevant to religion and the empirical evidence on these theories. Psychological research methods and their applicability to different aspects of religion such as conversion, prayer, worship. Cognitive and non–cognitive (i.e. psychoanalytic and affective) accounts of religion. Normal and abnormal religious behaviour. Origin and development of religious concepts. Moral development. Constructs of theological psychology (e.g. soul; conscience, sin and guilt; repentance; forgiveness; mercy) and their status in contemporary psychology. Psychology applied to pastoral concerns: religious education; marriage; health; death and bereavement; substance abuse.

(29) World Religions I: Islam Candidates will make a special study of Islam, with the prescribed texts in English.

(a) A.J. Arberry, The Koran Interpreted (OUP, repr. 1983) , from which the following material is prescribed:

Sura 1; Sura 2; Sura 3. 42–7, 52–4, 95–7; Sura 4. 15–16, 43, 155–9, 171–2; Sura 5. 33–5; Sura 6. 102–3; Sura 7. 1–24, 172– 80; Sura 16. 1–23; Sura 17. 110–11; Sura 19. 22–36, 41–50; Sura 24. 2–9, 35–40; Sura 28. 29–43; Sura 30. 48–54; Sura 35. 38– 9; Sura 48. 29; Sura 67. 1–6; Sura 68. 1–7; Sura 69. 13–37; Sura 77; Sura 81. 1–21; Sura 96. 1–19.

(b) J.A. Williams, ed., Themes of Islamic Civilisation (University of California Press, repr. 1982) .

(c) K. Cragg and M. Speight, Islam from Within, Wadsworth, 1980.

(30) World Religions II: Buddhism Candidates will make a special study of Buddhism with the prescribed texts in English.

(a) Texts in W. Rahula, What the Buddha Taught (2nd edn., Gordon Fraser, 1967) , pp. 91–138.

(b) Texts in E. Conze, Buddhist Scriptures (Penguin, 1959).

(31) World Religions III: Hinduism Candidates will make a special study of Hinduism, with the prescribed texts in English.

(a) R.C. Zaehner, ed., Hindu Scriptures (Everyman Library, repr. 1986 with updated bibliography by B.K. Matilal).

(b) J.L. Brockington, The Sacred Thread: Hinduism in its continuity and diversity (Edinburgh University Press, 1981).

Prospective candidates for papers (29) , (30) , and (31) are advised that teaching may not be available every year in all these religions; so persons who may wish to offer one or both of these papers are recommended to seek advice about whether teaching will be available on the religion(s) of their choice.

(32) The Formation of Rabbinic Judaism (70 CE–950 CE)

The course will describe the formation of rabbinic Judaism as reflected in its primary texts. Some reference will be made to the contexts of late Antiquity, early Christendom, and the Zoroastrian and Islamic worlds.

It will consider the following issues:

How did the rabbis translate (Targum) and interpret (Midrash) the Hebrew scriptures? How did they structure the religious system which emerged from their reflections on scripture (Mishna/Tosefta) ? What forms of liturgy and spirituality did they create, and how did they relate to the Jewish mystical tradition?

The Babylonian Talmud and its definition of Torah. Judaism under Islam—the Gaonic period. Confrontation with other faiths, with rationalist philosophy, and with serious critiques of both scripture and the rabbinic tradition.

The following primary rabbinic texts in translation are set for special study:

The Daily Prayer Book of the United Hebrew Congregations of the British Commonwealth of Nations, (Centenary Edition, London: Singer's Prayer Book Publication Committee, 1990) : pages 46, 56 (Amida prayer) and 251– 4 (Ethics of the Fathers chapter 1) )

The Mishnah translated by H. Danby. (London: Oxford University Press, 1933).

Tractate Berakhoth chapters 4, 5; tractate Baba Kamma chapter 8.

Lauterbach, J.Z., Mekilta deRabbi Ishmael (text and translation)

(3 vols. Philadelphia: Jewish Publication Society of America, 1933–35). The section of the Ten Commandments, in vol. 2.

Cohn–Sherbok, Dan. Jewish Mysticism: An Anthology. (Oxford: Oneworld Publications, 1995). Extracts on pages 59–62; 68–71.

Saadia Gaon, The Book of Beliefs and Opinions tr. Samuel Rosenblatt. (New Haven: Yale University Press and London: Oxford University Press, 1948) , pages 137– 163 (`Concerning Command and Prohibition').'

(33) Any other subject that may be approved by the Board of the Faculty of Theology from time to time by regulation published in the Gazette and communicated to college tutors by the end of the first week of the Trinity Full Term in the academic year preceding the examination in which the option will be available.

Optional translation papers (2 hours each)

The translation components of papers (17) , The Hebrew of the Old Testament, and (20) , The New Testament in Greek, may be offered individually as optional extra papers by candidates who are not taking one or both of the full papers.

Regulations concerning essays

1. In Alternative Track B.I two papers, and in Alternative Track B.II one paper, may be chosen from amongst those not already offered in Section A, Section B, and Section C, the Schedule of Further Optional Papers, subject to the restrictions specified in each Alternative Track. A candidate may offer an extended essay in place of one of these papers, as specified in the regulations governing his/her Alternative Track, provided that prior approval of the subject has been obtained from the Board of the Faculty of Theology. Candidates should in general aim at a length of 10,000 words, but must not exceed 15,000 words (both figures inclusive of notes and appendices, but excluding bibliography).

2. The candidate's application should be submitted through and with the support of his or her college tutor or the tutor with overall responsibility for his or her studies, from whom he or she should seek guidance on whether the subject is likely to be acceptable to the board.

3. The board's approval must be sought not later than Friday in the fourth week of Trinity Full Term in the year preceding the examination. The request for approval should be addressed to the Secretary of the Board of the Faculty of Theology, University Offices, Wellington Square, Oxford. The request must be accompanied by a letter from the tutor stating that this subject has his or her approval. The application should include, in about 100 words, an explanation as to how the topic will be treated, and, where appropriate, a brief bibliography.

4. The candidate is advised to have an initial discussion with his or her tutor regarding the proposed field of study, the sources available, and the method of presentation. He or she may also have one further discussion with his or her tutor on his or her approach to the subject. His or her tutor may also read and comment on a first draft.

5. The subject of the essay need not fall within the areas covered by the papers listed in the Honour School of Theology. It may overlap any subject or period on which the candidate offers papers, but the candidate is warned against reproducing the content of his or her essay in any answer to a question in the examination. Subject to the provisions of cl. 4 above, every candidate shall sign a certificate to the effect that the essay is his or her own work and that it has not already been submitted (wholly or substantially) for a final honour school other than one involving Theology, or another degree of this University, or a degree of any other institution. This certificate shall be presented together with the essay. No essay shall, however, be ineligible because it has been or is being submitted for any prize of this University.

6. The candidate must submit one typed copy of the essay (bound or held firmly in a stiff cover) , addressed to the Chairman of the Examiners, Honour School of Theology, Examination Schools, Oxford, not later than noon on the Friday of the eighth week of Hilary Term in the academic year in which he or she is presenting himself or herself for examination. The certificate signed by the candidate in accordance with cl. 5 above must be submitted separately in a sealed envelope addressed to the Chairman of the Examiners at the above adddress at the same time as the essay is submitted.'

(c) Pass School of Theology

(i) With effect from 1 October 1996 for one year (for examination in 1997 only)

As for the Honour School of Theology (see (b) (i) above).

(ii) With effect from 1 October 1997 (for first examination in 1999)

1 In Examination Decrees, 1995, p. 541, ll. 7–9, delete `, save that paper (b) (i) ... (The Four Gospels) '.

2 Ibid., ll. 11–12, delete `section A ... Christian Doctrine' and substitute `amongst papers 1 (Israel to the beginning of the Exile) , 2 (Israel from the end of the Exile to 4 BC) , 3 (The Four Gospels) , and 4 (The Theology and Ethics of the New Testament) ; and at least one from amongst papers 5 (The Development of Doctrine in the Early Church to AD 451) , 6 (Christian Doctrine and Interpretation) , 9 (The History and Theology of the Western Church, 1198–1350) , 10 (The History and Theology in Western Christianity, 1500–1619) , and 11 (Christian Life and Thought in Europe, 1789–1914) '.

3 Ibid., l. 14, delete `including ... papers' and substitute `excluding the two papers they are required to offer under cl. 2 above'.

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(d) Certificates in Theology

With effect from 1 October 1996 (for first examination in 1997)

1 In Examination Decrees, 1995, p. 935, ll. 10–12, delete `in May . . . in October' and substitute `in April or May, beginning on the Monday of the second week of Trinity Term, and in September or October'.

2 Ibid., p. 936, l. 48 note*, delete `third' and substitute

`second'.

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(e) Bachelor of Theology

With effect from 1 October 1996 (for first examination in 1997)

As for Certificates in Theology (see (d) above).

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17 Committee on Continuing Education

(a) Diploma in Biblical and Theological Studies

With effect from 1 October 1996

In Examination Decrees, 1995, p. 925, after l. 27 insert:

`Biblical and Theological Studies

1. Course

The course will consist of lectures, tutorials, seminars and classes, together with day schools and a residential course. Candidates will be required also to undertake supervised pastoral practice and preaching. The course may be taken on a part-time basis only over a period of at least one year and no more than two years. Candidates will be expected to have completed the Certificate in Biblical and Theological Studies offered by the Department for Continuing Education or an equivalent course of study approved by the board of studies.

2.The subjects of the course will include:

(a) Old Testament Studies

(b) New Testament Studies

(c) The Study of Christian Doctrine

(d) Church History and Historical Theology

(e) Pastoral Theology

(f) Christian Ethics and Moral Theology

(g) The Social Context of Theology

()h) Missiology

(i) Philosophy of Religion

(j) The Liturgy and the Theology of the Sacraments.

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

(i) Three essays, each of no more than 3,000 words, one to be chosen from courses (a)–(d) and two to be chosen from courses (e)–(j). Essays must be the candidate's own work and every candidate must submit a statement to that effect.

(ii) A dissertation of up to 10,000 words on a topic to be agreed by the board of studies. The dissertation must be the candidate's own work and every candidate must submit a statement to that effect.

(iii) A report of the period of supervised pastoral practice and preaching from a candidate's supervisor appointed for this purpose by the course directors, after consultation with the external examiner.

4. The examiners may award a distinction to candidates for the Diploma.

5. Candidates who fail to satisfy the examiners in the assignments under 3 (i), or the dissertation under 3 (ii), or both, may be permitted to re-submit work in respect of the part or parts of the examination which they have failed for examination on not more than one occasion which shall normally be within one year of the intial failure.'

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(b) Foundation Certificate in Social and Political Science

With effect from 1 October 1997 (for first examination in 1998)

In Examination Decrees, 1995, p. 959, delete ll. 32–43 and substitute:

`II Seven coursework essays as specified below. The relevant board of studies of the Committee on Continuing Education will specify the length and format of the assignments and the times at which they must be submitted. The titles of the assignments will be approved by the examiners at the beginning of each year. Essays must be the candidate's own work and every candidate must submit a statement to that effect.

(a) Introduction to Philosophy

(b) Theoretical Statistical Analysis I

(c) Applied Statistical Analysis II

(d) Analysis of Social Inequalities in Britain

(e) Introduction to Logic

(f) Political Ideologies I

(g) Political Ideologies II'.

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(c) Master of Science in Software Engineering

With immediate effect

1 In Examination Decreees, 1995, p. 755, add new clause 7 and renumber following clauses:

`7. Any candidate who has successfully completed the Certificate in Software Engineering, or who has successfully completed the written assignments required as part of the course for the Certificate of Software Engineering, may on admission to the M.Sc. be exempted from the requirement to submit, for the examination for this degree, up to four of the nine written assignments under 3 (i) above.'

2 Ibid., delete l. 37 and substitute:

`Postgraduate Diploma, or Certificate, or if any candidate who is successful in the examination for the Postgraduate Diploma has previously successfully completed the Certificate, the subsequent award will subsume his or her previous award.'

3 Ibid., l. 27, as amended by Regulation of 11 January 1996 (Gazette, Vol. 126, p. 550), delete `and project report.'

4 Ibid., l. 30, as amended, insert `up to' before `seven'.

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(d) Postgraduate Diploma in Software Engineering

With immediate effect

1 In Examination Decrees, 1995, p. 923, l. 13, after `higher education.' insert:

`Any candidate who has successfully completed the Certificate in Software Engineering, or who has successfully completed the written assignments required as part of the course for the Certificate of Software Engineering, may on admission to the Postgraduate Diploma be exempted from the requirement to submit, for the examination for the Diploma, up to four of the seven written assignments under 2 (b) above.'

2 Ibid., as amended by Regulation of 11 January 1996 (Gazette, Vol. 126, p. 551), after l. 13 as amended insert new cl. 6:

`6. If any candidate who is successful in the examination for the Postgraduate Diploma in Software Engineering has previously successfully completed the Certificate in Software Engineering, the Postgraduate Diploma will subsume his or her certificate.'

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Colleges, Halls, and Societies

Contents of this section:

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OBITUARIES

Lincoln College

SIR NOEL STANLEY BAYLISS, 17 February 1996; Rhodes Scholar 1927–9. Aged 89.

THOMAS HOWARD ASHFORD BIGGS, 1995; commoner 1936. Aged 77.

JAMES HUNTER SHAW ELLIOTT, 25 October 1995; graduate commoner 1939. Aged 78.

JOHN MARTIN HALL, 20 April 1996; commoner 1928–31. Aged 86.

ALAN GEOFFREY HARDY, 18 April 1996; commoner 1936–40. Aged 80.

ARTHUR MICHAEL BENJAMIN KIRSOP, 1995; commoner 1951–4.

KENNETH RODERICK LEWIS, 13 January 1996. Aged 65.

PETER LOUGHEAD, 23 October 1995; scholar 1968–71. Aged 45.

ROBERT MATHEW MUIR, 20 February 1996; Rhodes Scholar 1938. Aged 78.

GEORGE FREDERICK PERRY PARSONS, 7 June 1996; commoner 1937–40. Aged 77.

WILLIAM JAMES REES, 19 December 1995; commoner 1946–8. Aged 80.

THOMAS MONIER SKINNER, December 1995; commoner 1931–5. Aged 82.

HENRY ERNEST WILLIAM TURNER, 14 December 1995; Tutor, Fellow, and Chaplain 1935. Aged 88.

MURRAY WARSON, 23 February 1996; commoner 1945–8. Aged 68.

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Magdalen College

DEREK RICHTER, 15 December 1995; demy 1925–9. Aged 88.

RICHARD ROBINSON, 6 May 1996; senior demy 1926–8. Aged 94.

BERNARD CHARLES SENDALL, 25 May 1996; demy 1928–31. Aged 83.

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St Catherine's College

ALFRED DENNIS HORGAN, MA, 16 June 1996; Tutor, St Catherine's Society, 1955–60; Tutorial Fellow, St Catherine's College, 1960–91, Emeritus Fellow 1991–6.

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St Edmund Hall

BISHOP KENNETH BERNARD HALLOWES, MA, 10 July 1995; 1937–40. Aged 82.

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St Hugh's College

GRACE MARY JAFFÉ (née Spurway), 26 April 1996; commoner 1917–20. Aged 99.

ROSALIE SUZANNE STAMP (née Maas), 20 May 1996; commoner 1943–7. Aged 71.

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ELECTIONS

Balliol College

To a Snell Senior Scholarship (from MT 1996):

MS JULIE ANN DICKSON (BA Glasgow), Exhibitioner on the Snell Foundation

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Corpus Christi College

To Senior Scholarships (a.y. 1996–7):

ARZHANG ARDAVAN, BA

PETER JARL ANTHONY DOIMI DE FRANKOPAN SUBIC, BA, M.PHIL.

MARTIN REVERMANN (MA Munich)

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Jesus College

To Emeritus Fellowships (from 1 October 1996):

PROFESSOR DAVID ELLIS EVANS, MA, D.PHIL. (MA, HON. D.LITT. Wales), FBA

PROFESSOR RAYMOND HIDE, CBE, MA, D.PHIL., D.SC. (B.SC. Manchester, PH.D., SC.D. Cambridge, HON. D.SC. Leicester, HON. D.SC., UMISt, HON. D.SC. Paris), FRS

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To a Tutorial Fellowship in Organic Chemistry (from 1 October 1996):

DR ANTONY JOHN FAIRBANKS, MA, D.PHIL., Research Fellow, Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge

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New College

To an Official Fellowship in Psychology:

ANNA CHRISTINA NOBRÉ, MA (PH.D. Yale)

To Honorary Fellowships:

HARVEY MCGREGOR, QC, MA, DCL (SJD Harvard)

SIR DAVID LUMSDEN, MA, D.PHIL., FRCM, FRNCM, FRSAMD, FLCM, FRSA, FKC

SIR WILLIAM UTTING, CB, MA

To a W.W. Spooner Junior Research Fellowship:

ROBERT JOHN MILLER, BA, D.PHIL.

To an Esmée Fairbairn Junior Research Fellowship:

MARK PHILIP POBJOY, BA, D.PHIL.

To a Juliana Cuyler Matthews Junior Research Fellowship:

DANIEL STONE, BA

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Queen's College

To a Supernumerary Fellowship (with effect from 1 October 1996):

IAN W.F. MACLEAN, MA, D.PHIL., FBA, Fellow and Praelector of the college

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St Hugh's College

To the Wei Lun Scholarship:

LUKE ADAM LAVAN (BA Durham)

To the Larkinson Scholarship:

BRONWEN DALTON (BA Australian National University, MA Yonsei University, Seoul)

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Trinity College

To the Professorial Fellowship in Romance Languages (with effect from 1 October 1996):

MARTIN DAVID MAIDEN (MA, M.PHIL., PH.D. Cambridge), formerly Lecturer in Romance Philology, University of Cambridge

To an Official Fellowship in Law (with effect from 1 October 1996):

JILLAINE KAREN SEYMOUR (BA, LL.M. Queensland)

To the James and George Whitehead Travelling Studentship:

KERRY SIOBHAN KIDD, formerly of South Wiltshire Grammar School, Salisbury

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PRIZES

St Hilda's College

Andersen Consulting Prizes for English:

JOANNA MARTIN

LYNN ROBSON

Andersen Consulting Prizes for Modern Languages:

HELEN FRONIUS

SOPHIE HOCKENHULL

HELEN SMITH

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Trinity College

Stirling Boyd Prizes:

JOSEPH SOLOMON HORN

CHRISTOPHER INSOLE

MARGARET SARAH RAWLING

CATHERINE ANNE SYKES

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Lady Astbury Memorial Prize (joint award):

SIMON IAN GOLDBERG

NICOLAS JAMES GRAY

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James Holladay Prize in Ancient History:

PAUL MICHAEL GILBERT

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Douglas Sladen Essay Prize:

GARETH ROBERT JAMES

Proxime accessit: DONNA STEPHANIE CAGE

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Cozens-Hardy Moot Prize (joint award):

HIAN FONG GOH

ELENA SEGAL

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Tyndale Conference

The Second Oxford International Tyndale Conference will be held in Hertford College, 1--4 Sept. 1996. Details from the Secretary, the Tyndale Society, 10B Littlegate Street, Oxford OX1 1QT. Tel.: Oxford 791515.

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Bodleian Shop

When did you last visit the Bodleian shop? The best- selling items at the moment are: the Bodleian document bag in smart black canvas, the Relativity mouse mat, also in black, and a mug bearing Edward Lear's portrait of his cat, Foss. The shop is open Mon.–Fri., 9 a.m.–6 p.m., Sat. 9 a.m.–12.30 p.m. See the Bodleian's Shopping Arcade on the Internet: http://www.bodley.ox.ac.uk/arcade/.

 

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Oxford University Museum Shop

Bored with the school holidays? Not after a visit to the Oxford University Museum of Natural History. Our shop sells activity kits for all ages and abilities (why not make a life-sized osprey?), books to help identify sea-shells, fossils, minerals, etc., a nature photographer's handbook, guides to scientific trails around Oxford, and lots of other gifts and toys. Until 31 Aug., a 10 per cent discount is offered on purchases over £5 on presentation of this copy. The Museum is open Mon.--Sat. (inc. Bank Holiday Monday), 12 noon--5 p.m.; admission free.

 

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Tuition Offered

Classes in traditional English watercolours with tutor Rebecca Hind. Summer Schools in July at Little Wittenham Nature Reserve. Weekly part-time classes from Sept. Tel.: Oxford 340633 for brochure.

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Services Offered

Furniture: individual pieces and fitted furniture designed and made by Richard Kay and Piers Roberts from local workshops. From tables, chairs, cabinets, desks, to fitted bedrooms, kitchens, studies. For the home, office, or garden. Tel.: 01844 238112.

Town and Country Trees: professional tree surgery, orchard and shrub pruning, planting, and hedges. Quality work at competitive prices. Fully insured. Locally based. For a free quotation, please call Paul Hodkinson. Tel.: 01993 811115.

Social Science research and computing assistance offered. Experienced researcher offers to do those things you can't or won't do, or haven't time to do or learn: literature searches and preparation of bibliographies; practical advice on software to collect, analyse, and report research data; design databases and link MS Office applications to streamline procedures; check and clean datasets; qualitative and quantitative analysis. No job too small—no overheads—reasonable rates—c.v. and references available. D. Hermans. Tel.: Oxford (2)79280.

Oxuniprint, Oxford University Press—the University Printers: specialising in booklet and publicity material, typesetting, printing, and finishing; Output Bureau provides high- quality output from disk from all major DTP programs onto paper, bromide, colour-separated positive or negative film; high-quality specialist colour copier service. For service, quality, and competitive prices contact Oxuniprint, Oxford University Press, Walton Street, Oxford. Tel.: Oxford 514691, fax: 514010.

Restoration and conservation of antique furniture by John Hulme. Twenty-five years' experience. All aspects of repair, carcass-work, veneer, inlay, polishing, stain removal, upholstery, cane/rush seating. Furniture-making and copying. Collection and delivery. 11a High Street, Chipping Norton. Tel./fax: 01608 641692.

Tax advice and accountancy. We specialise in assisting professionals and small businesses with all tax and accounting matters. Fast, personal service at competitive rates. Contact Dr Charles McCreery. Tassano & Co., 118 Banbury Road, Oxford. Tel.: Oxford 513381.

 

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Domestic Services

Paris: accommodation offered in return for after-school child care, from Sept. for at least one school year. French family living in Oxford and returning to Paris seeks nanny for after-school child care for 2 children (4 and 6); accommodation is a pleasant self-contained studio in a quiet area in the centre of Paris (13th arrondissement). Ideal for students wanting to study French in Paris for one year or more. Sylvie Glaser. Tel.: Oxford 54098 (evenings and weekends), or 281322 (working days).

Carpet/upholstery/curtain cleaning by Grimebusters, your local specialists. Quality work, competitive prices. Domestic, commercial, college. Also carpet/upholstery stain protection, pre- occupancy cleaning, flood cleaning/drying, oriental rug cleaning. For free estimates and friendly advice, call Grimebusters. Tel.: Oxford 726983 or Abingdon 555533.

 

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Volunteer needed to coach basketball

Oxford University Women's Basketball Club is currently seeking a coach for the coming (1996--7) academic year. The season encompasses both the Michaelmas and Hilary Terms. Contact Michelle Teo, Queen's College, Oxford OX1 4AW. E-mail: michelle.teo@queens.oxford.ac.uk.

 

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Situations Vacant

Part-time archivist, St Hilda's College: a qualified archivist is required, one day p.w., from Oct., to administer and promote the college archives. During the first year of the appointment, there is additional funding available to complete work on the college's financial records. Salary £12,989, pro rata (under review). Closing date: 10 Aug. To apply, send a c.v., with the names of 2 referees, to Maria Croghan, the Librarian, St Hilda's College, Oxford OX4 1DY. For further details, tel.: Oxford (2)76848.

The Keston Institute, an educational charity researching religious life in Russia and Eastern Europe, wishes to appoint a full-time senior administrator/secretary. Interest in the subject and computer know- how essential. Salary in the range £13,500--£15,000 depending on qualification and experience. Applications in writing, by 22 July, to Dr Philip Walters. Keston Institute, 4 Park Town, Oxford OX2 6SH.

Administrative/editorial assistant: Oxford University Press is looking for an outgoing person, possessing excellent administrative skills, to handle the daily administration of academic titles that are published/distributed by OUP on behalf of a variety of distinguished institutions. Other duties include the supervision and co-ordination of the production and distribution of books on the University publications list, including the pocket and desk diaries. Accuracy and a good eye for detail are prerequisites. Previous administrative and word-processing experience essential, and publishing experience desirable. Applications in writing, with up-to- date c.v., and daytime telephone number, to Helen Hutchison, Personnel Department. Oxford University Press, Walton Street, Oxford OX2 6DP.

St Clare's, Oxford---required for Sept., well-qualified tutors of Japanese, Korean, and Cantonese to prepare students for the International Baccalaureate. Applicants should be native speakers who are able to teach literature to students in their mother tongue. 1½--2 hours p.w. per course. For full details contact Mrs C. Gospel, Head of Languages, as soon as possible. Tel.: Oxford 552031.

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Houses to Let

Central Oxford: recently renovated and fully furnished family house to let in Manor Road: 2 reception rooms, study, 4 bedrooms, kitchen, bathroom, cloakroom, small rear garden and off-street parking, within 5 minutes' walk of the Bodleian Library. Ideal for visitor to Oxford with family. Available Sept., £900 p.c.m. Tel.: Oxford (2)76356.

Shotover, 3 miles from Oxford centre: partly-furnished 5-bedroom house; bathroom, shower, 2 w.c.s, kitchen with Aga, dining- and living-rooms; c.h., d.g.; 1-acre garden; garage. To let from 15 Aug. £1,100 p.c.m. inc. garden upkeep. Tel.: Oxford 69800.

Old Kidlington: attractive Cotswold stone house to let furnished for 12 months or longer; 3 reception, 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, well- fitted kitchen, pretty walled garden. £900 p.c.m. Tel.: 01993 811395.

Peaceful but accessible furnished 2-bedroom Cotswold stone terrace on edge of Witney; gas c.h. Available mid-Sept.--July to careful tenant. Tel.: 01993 704250 (from 14 July, evenings).

Cottage in Jericho with small garden and off-street parking. Suitable for 2 professional people. Very convenient for city centre, University, and Radcliffe Infirmary. £620 p.c.m. Tel.: Oxford 739350.

Woodstock (4 miles north of Oxford): newly refurbished semi- detached house in quiet residential area; on main bus route, with regular services; 2 double bedrooms, bathroom, dining-room, downstairs cloakroom, large lounge with picture windows opening onto conservatory which opens onto attractive garden with mature fruit trees. Newly fitted kitchen, integral garage, gas c.h., cooker, fridge. £525 p.c.m. Available 1 Sept. Tel.: Oxford 241091 (Dept. Clinical Pharmacology, day), or 01295 730311 (after 6 p.m.).

Modern 3-bedroom detached house in `Green Belt' village, Woodeaton; 8 minutes from John Radcliffe Hospital, 12 minutes from University; also large study/fourth bedroom; d.g. windows facing onto open countryside; full bath, downstairs w.c. and washroom, 2-car garage; newly installed kitchen and night storage heaters. Garden service included. Suit visiting academic/professional family. £650 p.c.m. Tel.: Oxford 451688 (after 5 p.m.).

18th-c. cottage facing village green, 10 miles from Oxford; fully furnished; 4 bedrooms, 2 living-rooms, piano, large living kitchen with Aga; 1 year from end of Sept. £900 p.c.m. inc. cleaner and gardener. Mrs Paynton. Tel.: 01993 891269, fax: Oxford 375079, e- mail: fost0003@ermine.ox.ac.uk.

Desirable furnished mill house cottage to let, in pleasant village near Woodstock; bathroom, 2 bedrooms, large sitting-room, well- equipped kitchen, garden, garage. £500 p.m. Available mid-Sept. Tel.: 01993 811351.

Two very peaceful old Cotswold stone cottages (Oxford 20 minutes) on ancient farm in Windrush Valley; wonderful views and walks; part furnished; 2 (1) bedrooms, study, c.h. washing-machine, insulation, log fire (stove), shed, garage, tennis. Six months min. £575 (£475) p.c.m. Tel.: 01993 822152.

House for rent for 9 months: 1 large living-room, 1 kitchen, 3 bedrooms (2 large, 1 smaller), 1 large bathroom; private parking lane; bus-stop nearby; two rail stations. House fully furnished, and enjoys much sun. Location: entrance of Bicester; immediate access to A34; 15 minutes to Oxford; 1 hour Heathrow/Birmingham. Tel.: 01869 325075.

Witney, 12 miles Oxford: sunny 2-double-bedroom cottage, all facilities, close to town centre. Secluded garden. Suit professional couple. To let mid-Oct. (negotiable)–May, £450 p.m. Tel.: 01993 703957.

Summertown, North Oxford: attractive 2-bedroom Victorian terrace cottage; would suit single/couple, academic/professional; regret no pets. Available from Aug. for the coming year. £675 p.m. plus bills. Tel.: 01855 58325/Oxford 512636, e-mail: uzdh0015@ermine.ox.ac.uk.

Available from 1 Sept. for long let, delightful, furnished detached house in quiet cul-de-sac in North Oxford within easy reach of colleges and the city centre. Kitchen fully equipped, breakfast-room, lounge, dining-room, study; 3 double bedrooms, bathroom, separate shower-room, beautiful, mature rear garden; front garden and driveway with car-port and garage. Suit visiting academic family. £1,000 p.c.m. Tel./fax: Oxford 66404 (Pam Crane).

An Englishman's home is his castle—so the saying goes. We cannot pretend that we have too many castles on offer but if you are seeking quality rental accommodation in Oxford or the surrounding area we may be able to help. QB management is one of Oxford's foremost letting agents, specialising in lettings to academics, medical personnel, and other professionals. Our aim is to offer the friendliest and most helpful service in Oxford. Please telephone or fax us with details of your requirements and we will do whatever we can without obligation. Tel.: Oxford 64533, fax: 64777.

 

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Flats to Let

Iffley Fields---to let from beginning of Oct.: pleasantly-furnished first-floor flat in quiet location overlooking fields, within a mile of Carfax; double bedroom, good size sitting-room, kitchen, bathroom, telephone. £520 p.c.m. inc. gas c.h., electricity, council tax, some cleaning, and licensed TV. Suit couple. Non-smokers only. Tel.: Oxford 246365.

Available 15 Sept.: self-contained newly-decorated studio flat in St Clement's; suit mature single person (non-smoker); washing- machine, microwave, TV/video, and own telephone. £475 p.c.m. inc. heating and hot water. Tel. and fax: Oxford 721052.

Fully-furnished modern flat 10 minutes' walk from city centre; double bedroom, sitting-room, kitchen, bathroom, private parking. From late July. £550 p.c.m. (more for short let). Mrs Paynton. Tel.: 01993 891269, fax: Oxford 375079, e-mail: fost0003@ermine.ox.ac.uk.

St Clement's, easy walking distance of University and city centre: modern 2-bedroom apartment; free parking 4 p.m.--10 a.m.; rooftop patio garden. £625 p.c.m. inc. council tax. Six- month min. let. Tel.: Oxford 714021 or 776266.

North Oxford : newly redecorated flat on second (top) floor of purpose-built block in Osberton Road, Summertown; fully furnished and equipped with kitchen utensils, crockery, etc., plus washer-drier, fridge-freezer, gas c.h., shower, garage, and garden access. Living and 2 double bedrooms. Available to non-smokers from 1 Aug. for short- or longer-term tenancy. Rent from £600 p.c.m. depending on length of tenancy. Tel.: Oxford 727650, e-mail: binney@thphys.ox.ac.uk.

Furnished flat to let in country house 6 miles south-west of Oxford; sitting-room, double bedroom, kitchen, etc., washing-machine; free use of private squash court. Available now. £400 p.c.m. inc. hot water and c.h. Tel.: Oxford 390535.

Spacious well-equipped 2-bedroom modern furnished flat, with garage, etc., to let; North Oxford, near Cutteslowe Park and buses to city centre. Available from late Sept. £600 p.m. Tel.: Oxford 53100, e-mail: gittins@stats.ox.ac.uk.

Upper Wolvercote: 2-bedroom flat in quiet position inside the ring- road; frequent bus-route; well-equipped fully-furnished first-floor flat with c.h., garage, etc.; would suit professional couple, non- smoking preferred. Available late July. £625 p.c.m. Rent negotiable for long-term let of 2--3 years. Tel.: Oxford 59802.

Modern, purpose-built, 2-bedroom flat in North Oxford, off Woodstock Road; in secluded private grounds with resident caretaker; well-furnished, new washing-machine, cooker, fridge-freezer; second bedroom adapted as study---will refit as bedroom if required. Suit visiting academic or professional couple. Available immediately for long or short let, £600 p.m. Chris Townsend. Tel.: Oxford 59835, or 0973 158812.

 

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Summer Let

Charming 1-bedroom flat with garden, fully furnished and equipped, situated off Iffley Road, 5 minutes from city centre, on bus route; suit couple or single person, non-smokers only. Available for up to 6 weeks from 22 July. £100 p.w., bills included. Call if interested in whole period or part. Tel.: Oxford 244787.

 

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Accommodation Offered

Bed-and-breakfast available in the comfortable home of a semi- retired academic couple in leafy, exclusive central North Oxford. Within easy walking distance of all main university buildings, town centre, parks, river, excellent pubs and restaurants. All rooms have colour TV, tea- and coffee-making facilities, microwaves. Very moderate terms. Tel.: Oxford 57879.

Family accommodation---£200 p.w.: central North Oxford, from mid-Aug., 6--12 months, 3/4 of attractive Victorian house; well equipped; sleeps up to 6; 10 minutes' walk to city centre, 3 minutes' walk to Thames water meadows. Tel.: Oxford 59911.

Small, rural, self-contained, warm accommodation at side of old farmhouse; modern kitchen (with cooker, fridge, washing-machine), dining-room and shower-room, downstairs; upstairs, good double bedroom with nice views. Horspath, 4 miles to city centre. £420 p.m. plus bills. Tel.: Oxford 874918.

Alternative medicine centre. Space available. Therapy and treatment rooms. Consulting and counselling rooms. Every facility. Very moderate rates. Central North Oxford. Tel. for further details: Oxford 54326 (9 a.m.–12 noon).

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Accommodation available for the elderly

The Abbeyfield Oxford Society has vacancies in two houses providing accommodation and care for elderly people. Apply: the Secretary, Abbeyfield Oxford Society, Arthur Garrard House, 288 Iffley Road, Oxford OX4 4AA. Tel.: Oxford 790439.

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Accommodation Sought

German academic visitor (mathematician) with wife and baby seeks partly furnished little house or 2-bedroom flat in Oxford for one year beginning end of Sept.; non-smokers, no pets. Dr Stefan Kuehnlein, Ernst-Moritz-Arndt-Str. 13, FRG-51427 Bergisch Gladbach. Tel.: 00 49 2204 24396, e-mail: stefan@math.uni-sb.de.

Self-contained or shared accommodation, preferably in North Oxford or Jericho, required by senior male journalist from Israel, approx. 9 Oct.--21 Dec. Max. rent £350 p.m. Tel.: Oxford 512542, fax: 513576 (Rosemary Allan, Reuter Foundation Programme).

Mature female, non-smoking, living abroad and conducting doctoral research, requires Oxford pied-à-terreduring term-time (double bedroom, living-room, kitchen, bathroom, telephone) as from Oct. in central North Oxford, near bus-stop. Preferred areas Woodstock Road, Banbury Road, Park Town. Ideal arrangement for family with self- contained flat/flatlet which they use during vacations, but is available to let in term. References available, fully guaranteed. Contact Mrs Akers-Douglas. Tel. (UK): 01264 736246, fax (Cyprus): 00 357 5 352657.

Flatlet needed, 1 Jan.–14 Feb. 1997, for visiting female academic from Haifa. Must be within easy reach of Bodleian Library and not up too many stairs. Contact Jane Varley, Radcliffe Science Library. Tel.: Oxford (2)72830.

Canadian academic couple seek 3-bedroom house for long-term rental, up to £700 p.c.m., preferably in Oxford or village within 5 miles of North Oxford. Garden, washing-machine, c.h., parking required. Unfurnished, quiet and spacious preferred. Sept./Oct. start. Lionel Smith. Fax: +1 403 492 492, e-mail: liosmith@gpu.srv.ualberta.ca.

American engineering professor and wife seek 2-bedroom fully- equipped house or flat, 1 Oct. 1996--1 Apr. (possibly 1 July) 1997. Require ground-level entry (or lift) for wheelchair access, ground-floor w.c., and bedroom with separate walk-in shower. Off-street parking essential. Tel. or write: Dr H. Gascoigne, 1752 Royal Court, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405, USA. Tel.: 001 805 541 8170.

Pleasant, unfurnished 2-bedroom apartment required by quiet, mature female university graduate student with careful sense of responsibility. Ideally for long-term let. Situated in North Oxford or Summertown. Max. rent. £550 p.m. Tel.: Oxford (2)77491, e-mail: esa@vax.ox.ac.uk.

Balliol family awaiting completion on new home need Oxford house or flat, 1 Sept.--31 Dec. Three young but well-behaved children. No pets. Excellent references. Good rent for the right property. Tel.: Oxford 515500.

Going abroad? Or just thinking of letting your property? QB Management are one of Oxford's foremost letting agents and property managers. We specialise in lettings to both academic and professional individuals and their families, and have a constant flow of enquiries from good-quality tenants seeking property in the Oxford area. If you would like details of our services, or if you simply need some informal help and advice without obligation, telephone us. Tel.: Oxford 64533, or fax: 64777.

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Holiday Lets

Grade II listed house in small mid-Wales town; Ludlow 12 miles, near Offa's Dyke path and Radnor Forest; excellent walking. House sleeps 4/5; c.h., 3 bedrooms, kitchen, drawing-room, dining-room; large walled garden. Tel.: Oxford 220649 (day), or 01993 811013 (after 8 p.m.).

Norfolk: lovely old cottage, in idyllic village of Great Walsingham, close to Blakeney coast, available for holiday lets/sabbaticals, Sept. onwards. Sleeps 5 plus cot. Rayburn, c.h., delightful enclosed south-facing garden overlooking orchard. Cleaning by arrangement. Tel.: 01223 323496.

Available for 6 months, Oct.--Mar., delightful, former gamekeeper's cottage on south Cornish coast near Fowey. Offering complete seclusion amid deep woodland with sea and coast within 500 yards. Fully furnished and well equipped. Ideal for writing/contemplation/retreat. £250 p.c.m. Tel.: 01726 815 432.

SE Tuscany: spacious converted granary set in Tuscan hamlet, 7 minutes from the birthplace of Michelangelo, Florence 2 hours by car; fully restored and very comfortable on 2 floors with private terrace overlooking chestnut forests and rolling hills; 3 double bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, large sitting-room with beautiful views, well-equipped kitchen/diner. Sleeps 6--8. £400--£600 p.w. Car/driver/guide available. Smaller self-contained cottages available nearby if overflow accommodation is required. Jenny Frears. Tel. or fax: 00 39 575 793762.

Snowdonia: 2 miles up a secluded valley beneath Cnicht (2,600 ft). Traditional farmhouse with 3 double bedrooms, 1 single bedroom; newly decorated and furnished with antiques, Laura Ashley, etc.; farmhouse kitchen with oil-fired range providing c.h. and cooking facilities; microwave, freezer, fridge, washing machine, tumble-drier; sitting- room with inglenook fireplace, CD player; dining-room. Oil and electricity included. Large garden and patio. Beautiful walks beside stream up the valley, up Cnicht or to hamlet of Croesor. Pictures on: http://www.eng.ox.ac.uk/~casrwm/wales.html. Send A5 SAE for brochure to Dr R.W.Moss, 28 St Vincents Place, Meads, Eastbourne, E.Sussex BN20 7QW. Tel: 0973 226381, e-mail: roger.moss@eng.ox.ac.uk.

Greece: charming independent houses to let on the beautiful island of Skopelos from £60 per person p.w. Tel.: 00 30 424 22947, fax: 00 30 424 23057.

recompense)] Portugal, Obidos: attractive self-contained house/apartment in lovely, quiet, unspoilt rural area 90 kms north of Lisbon overlooking lagoon and 2 miles from sea; ideal for bird- watching, walking, horse-riding. Rent c.£50 per person per week. Tel.: 00 351 62 979534, or 0171-352 3144.

 

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Flats for Sale

Thackley End, Banbury Road. Light, bright, fully- equipped 1-bedroom flat for sale in well-maintained modern block, with balcony overlooking communal garden. £70,000, to include basic furniture, carpets, curtains, fridge, washing-machine. Write to: Stefanie Grant, 72 Belsize Park Gardens, London NW3 4NG, or tel.: 0171-722 6912 (after 1 July).

Spacious flat in central, historic Florence: 4 bedrooms, living- room, dining-room, breakfast-room/kitchen, full bathroom, shower-room with second w.c. Thorough recent overhaul: new roof, outer walls all repointed, medieval plumbing entirely replaced, parquet flooring, d.g. street-side windows; the rest look onto quiet inner courtyards. Top flat means beautifully light, with epic views onto Palazzo Vecchio and over Arno to Belvedere. Available from Sept. Offers over £240,000. Walsh. Tel.: 00 39 55 23 44 864, or Oxford 59328.

One-bedroom flat for sale in luxury apartment block in quiet Summertown. £69,950. Tel.: Oxford 514013.

Elegant and spacious 2-bed, 2-bath North Oxford apartment in an Edwardian villa; very large kitchen/diner, beautiful walled garden, swimming-pool, parking. Easy walk to colleges, Radcliffe Infirmary, and parks. Offers in the region of £135,000. To view, tel. Chancellor's: Oxford 516161, or directly: 58904. n

 

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Flat for Sale or to Let

Luxurious, modern 2-bedroom flat in east Oxford: all mod. cons., fitted kitchen, carpet, curtains; off-street parking; communal gardens. Available mid-Sept. £69,500. Tel./fax: Oxford 723281.

 

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Property Sought for Purchase

Edwardian/Victorian property required in Oxford by purchaser able to proceed quickly. North Oxford or Headington location, 3/4 bedrooms, 2 reception rooms, garden, garage preferred. Value up to £140,000. Tel.: Oxford 512415 (evenings and weekends).

 

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Diary

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Academic Staff Seminars: places should be booked in advance through the Staff Development Office, University Offices, Wellington Square (telephone: (2)70086).

For the full list of courses, see the Staff Development Programme supplement.

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Friday 12 July

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `A breath of French air', 1.15 p.m. (Cost: £1.50. Tel. for bookings: (2)78015.)

 

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Saturday 13 July

DEGREE conferments, Sheldonian, 11.30 a.m. and 2.30 p.m.

Tuesday 16 July

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Hairstyles, wigs, and whiskers (men's fashions)', 1.15 p.m. (Cost: £1.50. Tel. for bookings: (2)78015.)

 

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Friday 19 July

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Finger rings', 1.15 p.m. (Cost: £1.50. Tel. for bookings: (2)78015.)

 

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Tuesday 23 July

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Chinese bronzes', 1.15 p.m. (Cost: £1.50. Tel. for bookings: (2)78015.)

 

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Friday 26 July

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Pissarro', 1.15 p.m. (Cost: £1.50. Tel. for bookings: (2)78015.)

 

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Saturday 27 July

DEGREE conferments, Sheldonian, 11.30 a.m. and 2.30 p.m.

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Tuesday 30 July

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `The Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood', 1.15 p.m. (Cost: £1.50. Tel. for bookings: (2)78015.)

 

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Tuesday 10 September

DR S. DAVIES: `Reflections on chemistry' (Oxford Innovation Society talk), Department of Pharmacology, 6 p.m. (admission by ticket only, from Isis Innovation: (2)72411).

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Tuesday 1 October

MICHAELMAS TERM begins.

D. VAISEY: `The Bodleian Library and its treasures' (Friends of the Bodleian London Lecture), Society of Antiquaries, Burlington House, Piccadilly, 6 p.m. (to attend, tel. the Membership Secretary: Oxford (2)77234).

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Saturday 5 October

DEGREE conferments, Sheldonian, 2.30 p.m.

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Monday 7 October

CONGREGATION elections, 24 October: nominations by two members of Congregation to be received at the University Offices by 4 p.m.

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Tuesday 8 October

CONGREGATION meeting, 12 noon (vice-Chancellor's Oration)

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Sunday 13 October

MICHAELMAS FULL TERM begins.

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Monday 14 October

CONGREGATION elections, 24 October: nominations by six members of Congregation to be received at the University Offices by 4 p.m.

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Saturday 19 October

MATRICULATION ceremony, Sheldonian (time to be announced).

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Thursday 24 October

PROFESSOR B. CUNLIFFE: `Landscapes with people' (Linacre Lectures: `Culture and environment'), Lecture Theatre A, Zoology/Psychology Building, 5.30 p.m.

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Saturday 26 October

DEGREE conferments, Sheldonian, 11.30 a.m. and 2.30 p.m.

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Thursday 7 November

PROFESSOR D. LOWENTHAL: `Environment as heritage: legacies of locale' (Linacre Lectures: `Culture and environment'), Lecture Theatre A, Zoology/Psychology Building, 5.30 p.m.

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Saturday 9 November

DEGREE conferments, Sheldonian, 11.30 a.m. and 2.30 p.m.

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