The First Oxford Jewish Graduate?

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In 1963 The Oxford Magazine published an article by Dr Cecil Roth commemorating the graduation of Sackville Davis, the first Jew to graduate from Oxford University in 1862.  He was a student of Worcester College.   This proved to be not such an edifying event as had at first been hoped, with little glory attributed to either College, University or the graduate.   Nevertheless the account is worthy of study as it describes the attitude prevelent in the mid nineteenth century to all non-mainstream applicants.

This article can be downloaded and we thank the Editors of the Oxford Magazine for their permission to include this article here.

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