Medieval Cemetery Commemorative Stone Laid

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On Wednesday 4th July 2012 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.

 

   How 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

 

                                       On 1st November 2016, the Stone was resited a few feet to

                                        the south and mounted in semi erect to make it more legible.

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