Exploring Modern Jewish History

Ten week course on Modern Jewish History led by Professor Shirli Gilbert, Head of Jewish Studies department at University of Southampton.


Professor Shirli Gilbert
University College London (UCL)


October 5, 2018 - 9.00 am


December 14, 2018 - 9.00 am


Sir Martin Gilbert Learning Centre, Highgate Synagogue   View map

A ten-week course on Modern Jewish History led by Shirli Gilbert, Professor of Modern History and Director, Parkes Institute for Jewish/ non-Jewish Relations, University of Southampton.

Each week, we will take a subject from the broad span of modern Jewish history – from the late 18th Century to the present day – and learn, discuss, and debate together.  There will be three short pieces of reading for each class, including primary sources and historians’ commentaries. The class will open with a short lecture putting the readings in context. The rest of the class is devoted to discussion and debate. Come with lots of curiosity and an open mind.

£250 (10 week course)