Oxford Jewish Heritage Guided Tours
Two Oxford Jewish Heritage tour guides are available for group bookings of up to 25 people, or for custom tailored individual private tours.
Victoria Bentata Azaz, a registered Oxford Green Badge Guide conducts an excellent two hour walking tour encompassing Oxford’s Jewish heritage from the medieval period right up to the present day.
Victoria can be contacted via firstname.lastname@example.org or via www.oxfordcitywalks.co.uk
Pam Manix, has worked as a historian on the medieval Oxford Jewish quarter and conducts a more specific tour of ‘Oxford’s Remarkable Medieval Jewry’- one of the best documented medieval Jewish quarters in the world. The tour begins with a 30-minute talk with maps and images orienting the Jewry within the medieval city of Oxford, before setting out on a walking tour of the Jewry.
Pam can be contacted at email@example.com or at firstname.lastname@example.org
Oxford Jewish Heritage Self Guided Tour
From the King’s Jews of the Norman Conquest to the Refugee Scholars of the 1930’s
A self-guided walking tour through one thousand years of Oxford Jewish history can be downloaded from the following link http://www.oxfordjewishheritage.co.uk/visitors-to-oxford/self-guided-tours
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Oxford has possibly the most well documented history of any Jewish medieval community in the world.
• Find out about the remarkable circumstances which allowed this to be so, and what this unique collection can tell us about a medieval Jewish community and how it functioned. Fine out about its characters and how they lived.
• Take a walk around the medieval Jewish Quarter and learn about Jewish life in the city and significant events before the expulsion of 1290.
• Come up to date with the story of the Jewish population since the17th century re-admission and remarkable facts about the Jewish contribution to Oxford University in the 20th century.
• Learn about the innumerable Jews who have contributed to the social, intellectual and cultural life of Oxford over the past centuries.
Jewish sites in Oxford include:
• Merton College, where you can find out how a Jewish land transaction contributed to the founding of one of the first Oxford colleges;
• The Botanic Garden - site of the medieval Jewish cemetery;
• St Aldates, formerly Great Jewry;
• The Oxford Castle - medieval tax point and site of the Jews' Mount,
• The location of the first English coffee house in the High Street, which was opened by a Levantine Jew called Jacob.