Each week, we learn and debate together about a subject from the broad span of Modern Jewish History. This term we will explore the diverse ways in which Jewish identity has been expressed in the modern world by looking at a range of Jewish individuals, including prominent intellectuals, rabbis, and communal leaders as well as ‘ordinary’ Jews of various kinds.
Dr Allister Vale and Dr John Scadding in discussion about their definitive new book Winston Churchill’s Illnesses 1886-1965.
This six week course explores the experiences and responses of Jews in Europe, America and Palestine during the turbulent decades from the 1880s until the eve of the Nazi rise to power. No previous knowledge of the topics is necessary.
Emma Soames, granddaughter of Sir Winston, and authors, Rachel Trethewey and Catherine Katz, in discussion about the young women who supported their father.
In this talk Adam Sutcliffe will explore the history of ’the Jewish Purpose Question’ from biblical times to the present, which is the subject of his new book What Are Jews For? History, Peoplehood and Purpose (Princeton University Press, 2020).
Eliyana R. Adler, Associate Professor of History and Jewish Studies at the Pennsylvania State University, will discuss her recent book, Survival on the Margins (2020), and what the experiences of Polish Jewish refugees can teach us.
Professor Richard Toye and Mr Felix Klos in discussion about a subject that has reverberated throughout the Brexit debate - Churchill's view on Europe.