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).
Emma Soames, granddaughter of Sir Winston, and authors, Rachel Trethewey and Catherine Katz, in discussion about the young women who supported their father.
Dr Allister Vale and Dr John Scadding in discussion about their definitive new book Winston Churchill’s Illnesses 1886-1965.
A lecture exploring the extraordinary renewal of Jewish life and culture after the Holocaust. Prof Shirli GIlbert will explore how we understand the power and vitality of this rebirth, and what lessons might it hold for our Jewish lives today.
A 4-week course exploring British responses to the refugee crisis during the 1930s and 40s, revealing a neglected history of support for refugees from remarkable people and institutions of all faiths and none. The photo shows the disembarkation of Kindertransportees from the SS Warsawa, which travelled from Gdynia, Poland and docked at Tower Bridge on 14 February 1939 (used with the permission of the Bundesarchiv).
A lecture exploring the wide range of musical activities under Nazi internment, including original songs from this period, including some rare post-war recordings.
‘We have found our long lost brethren’: Jewish and Christian army chaplains at the liberation of Bergen-Belsen
A powerful story of Jewish-Christian encounter as the world came face to face with the aftermath of the Holocaust, explored through the experiences of Rabbi Levy and the Christian chaplains at Belsen.
Each week, we learn and debate together about a subject from the broad span of Modern Jewish History. Continues across the year with changing themes. Occasional places sometimes become available. Please contact us if you would like to join the waiting list.
Join our newly-formed evening study group, an addition to our popular daytime programme. Each week, we learn and debate together about a subject from the broad span of Modern Jewish History. Continues across the year with changing themes. No previous knowledge is necessary.