Alice's Day 2014 at the Story Museum

Saturday 5th July 2014

Alice’s Day is packed with events for everyone – individuals, groups, families and adults – and most of them are free. This year’s theme for Alice’s Day is ‘underground’, and venues across Oxford are hosting subterranean activities on Saturday 5 July.

 

The Town Hall will be offering 15-minute tours of its crypt, part of the ancient network of tunnels which connected homes in the medieval Jewish Quarter.

 

More information about the tours can be found at: http://www.storymuseum.org.uk/whats-on/alices-day-oxford-town-hall-museum-oxford/

 
Symbiosis through time-Merton and its Jewish neighbours

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Symbiosis through time-Merton and its Jewish neighbours

Sunday 6th July 2014: 2.30-5.30 pm

TS Eliot Lecture Theatre Merton College


 

As part of Merton’s 750th anniversary year,

Merton College and the Heritage Committee of the Oxford Jewish Congregation hosted

a joint event to celebrate Merton’s special relationship with Jewish Oxford over the centuries


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             tillmannWelcome - Prof Ulrike Tillmann, Sub-Warden Merton College

             manixMerton and Oxford’s Medieval Jewry  -  Pam Manix, medievalist, Oxford Jewish

Heritage Committee

             pormannThe Merton College Starrs  -  Professor Peter Pormann, Professor of Classics and

Graeco-Arabic Studies, University of Manchester

             graftonBodley the Hebraist  -  Professor Anthony Grafton, Henry Putnam University

Professor of History, Princeton University

             kempMerton's Jewish Historians  - Dr Evie Kemp, Convenor Oxford Jewish

Heritage Committee

             choir       'Oxfordshir'  - The Choir of the Oxford Jewish Community

 

Exhibition of Merton’s Judaica and Hebraica, tours of the College and the site of the nearby medieval Jewish cemetery


Followed by Tea in the Chestnut Quad

 

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Soapbox City 2014




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Pam Manix from the Oxford Preservation Trust and the Oxford Jewish Heritage Committee talks about the forgotten stories that shaped Oxford. Really fascinating and moving stuff. One of many superbly exciting talks at Soapbox City on May Day, 2014


Click to watch her talk

 
Simon Schama Articles in the JC
These articles, which were published in the New Year Supplement September 2013,  are available to read by clicking on the names below and downloading them as a .pdf file.

The articles refer significantly to the medieval Oxford Jewish Family of David and his wives, Miriam and Licoricia who lived in Great Jewry, now St Aldates.

We thank the Jewish Chronicle for making these available to us.

Simon Schama Interview

 

The Story of the Jews: The Women of Ashkenaz

 

 

 
Exhibition Persecution and Survival

Exhibition:   Oxford Town Hall   January - March 2012

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Persecution and survival: the experience of the German Jewish refugee Paul Jacobsthal

Hosted at the Oxford Town Hall, Jointly by the University of Oxford School of Archeology, Oxford City of Sanctuary Group and the Association of Jewish Refugees, the exhibition contained information from Professor Jacobsthal’s own archive of his wartime and refugee experiences. It also collected oral histories from volunteers who came forward with their own memories of the period. As well as the exhibition, the project will make Professor Jacobsthal’s letters available to the public digitally. They will catalogued, digitized, and made available on the web from 2011.

For more information go to   http://www.arch.ox.ac.uk/jacobsthal.html  

To see images from the exhibition see article below:

         

 
Images from the Jacobsthal Exhibition
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Oxford Jewish Heritage Interview BBC Oxford


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In case you didn't know; Phil Mercer's Sunday Breakfast show on BBC Oxford 95.2 FM takes a look at what's been happening in the lives of those in faith communities in Oxfordshire.  It also keeps an eye on the morning's news, travel and the latest weekend sport.

 

On Sunday the 28th of March 2010, from 0800 - 0830, Evie Kemp, Convenor and Pam Manix the principle researcher of the Oxford Jewish Heritage Committee, appeared on the Sunday Breakfast Show talking about the project and the website.    BBC Oxford 95.2FM.

 

In case you missed the show here is a link to the BBC Oxford website's report of the interview with an audio track of part of it, where Pam Manix took a stroll through medieval Oxford with Rich Ward of Oxford BBC.