Oxford Modern Period


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Through the 18th century, there are scattered references to Jews in Oxford, most of them teaching Hebrew and a convert, David Francisco Lates publishing a Hebrew grammar book with the OUP in 1758. James Lates, his son, was a musician and composer, becoming violinist to the Duke of Marlborough. Later in the century a Dr Raphael is referred to as a ‘Professor of Music' and there are references to Jewish peddlars and even a Jewish dentist, Mayer Lewis, who publishes ‘An Essay on the Formation, Structure and Use of the Teeth'.