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The brief of the Part III Committee is to advise the Faculty Board on all aspects of the MMath / MASt course. It reports annually to the Faculty Board on the examinations and at other times as required.

Terms of Reference

The committee is required to:

  • consider the reports of examiners (both internal and external) for Part III, and make a digest thereon for the Faculty Board containing recommendations of any action needed;
  • organise student questionnaires on each lecture course and to analyse the returns of such questionnaires;
  • give advice on the lecture timetable;
  • produce documentation for current Part III students, including the Guide to Courses and Part III Handbook.


The Part III Committee is a committee appointed by the Faculty Board of Mathematics. Its membership consists of:

  1. the Chair of the Part III Committee,
  2. the Director of Taught Postgraduate Education, ex officio,
  3. the two Directors of Part III for DAMTP and DPMMS, ex officio,
  4. the Chair of Examiners for Part III Mathematics, ex officio,
  5. two members of DAMTP and two members of DPMMS,
  6. up to two co-opted members,
  7. two student representatives, appointed by the Committee.

Senior members of the Committee are appointed to serve for two years, junior members for one year, both with effect from 1 October, and may be reappointed to provide continuity.

The current members of the Part III Committee are:

Name End date  
Professor J Wolf (Chair) 30/09/2025  
Dr J Evans (Director of Taught Postgraduate Education) ex officio  
Professor I B Leader (DPMMS Director of Part III) ex officio  
Professor D M A Stuart (DAMTP Director of Part III) ex officio  
Professor R Kerswell (Chair of Part III Examiners) ex officio  
2 members from DAMTP
Professor D Tong 30/09/2025  
Dr M Colbrook 30/09/2025  
2 members from DPMMS
Professor B Löwe 30/09/2025  
Professor J P Miller 30/09/2024  
Up to 2 co-opted members
Professor A C Hansen 30/09/2023  
2 student representatives, appointed by the Committee
Ryan McGowan 30/09/2024  
Veronica Pasquarella 30/09/2024  

When a student vacancy arises on the Committee, the Chair will advertise this vacancy to current Part III and/or PhD students in the Faculty as appropriate. The Part III Committee aims to appoint one current Part III and one current PhD student to serve on the Committee. Normally one of these students will be registered with DAMTP and the other with DPMMS. The Committee endeavours to appoint students from amongst those who have put their names forward, and may take into account the balance of subject areas represented on the Committee. In the case of PhD student representatives, it is expected that they will have completed Part III prior to embarking on their PhD.


Reports on Part III examinations: