Medieval Cemetery Commemorative Stone Laid


On Wednesday 4th July after five years of planning, the unveiling and commemoration of a memorial stone was unveiled
by the Presidents of Magdalen College, Prof. David Clary, and Oxford Jewish Community, Mr Simon Ryde.

Under a somewhat leaden sky a small service of dedication and remembrance was  held in the Rose Garden in front of
the entrance to the Botanic Garden.  The programme was as follows:

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The stone bears the following inscription:

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Following the service the 53 officiants and guests attended a small reception in the Large Glasshouse within the Botanic Garden.  

Reports of the event appeared on the BBC Radio Oxford and Jewish Chronicle websites, and the Oxford Mail.

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JC5thJuly2012How the event was reported in the Jewish Chronicle, 6th July 2012

BBC Oxford carried a piece on their website, as did the Times of Israel