Rose Garden Memorial Resited after 4 years
1st November 2016
The memorial to the medieval Jews of Oxford which was installed in the Rose Garden of the Daubeny Building, July 2012, in front of the entrance to the Botanic Gardens, was resited after only four years. This became necessary when it was realised that a horizontal stone, meant to represent the tombstones of the unamed medieval Jews, was suffering as a result of both the Oxford Climate and the footfall of numerous vistors. Its transfer to a semi-vertical position, only a few feet to one side, took many months of planning since the Rose Garden falls within and is subject to planning and listed buildings consent. With the help of the Planning Dept of the City of Oxford and the Bursar and Council of Magdalen College it was reinstalled this week, and we hope it will now remain legible to those who wish to stop and read its moving inscription. Funding for the resiting was made possible by a generous donation to the Oxford Jewish Heritage Committee.