Timeline Exclusion

Oxford Events 

1309 - The former Synagogue in Great Jewry is converted into a tavern called ‘Broadyates’ (and from 1520 ‘Dolphin’). It is now part of Christ Church.

1312 – Hebrew is studied in Oxford from this date. 

1540 – Regius Chair of Hebrew established for Canon of Christ Church 

1590 – Marlowe’s The Jew of Malta is performed

1597 – First performance of Shakespeare’s Merchant of Venice

1613 – Jacob Barnet working on Hebrew Collections of Bodleian - promises to convert and then runs away.

1650 – Jacob the Jew opens a coffee shop (where The Grand Café now stands) – recorded by Anthony Wood.

1655 – Manasseh ben Israel, a rabbi from Holland, arrives to persuade Oliver Cromwell to re-admit Jews into England.