Moritz Gertler Hall, St. John's Wood Synagogue
£3 for non-members; free for members
The Jewish Historical Society of England presents Dr. Madge Dresser who will be speaking on 'New Approaches to the History of Jews in Bristol, c.1750-c.1906?'
The lecture will begin at 8pm (followed by refreshments).
Madge Dresser, a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society, is a Reader in History at the University of the West of England. Though her main research interest has focused the history of Slavery in 18th century Britain and its contemporary legacy, she has also published work on the position of ethnic and religious minorities in Britain and has a particular interest in the history of British Jews as evidenced by her monograph with Peter Fleming, Bristol: Ethnic Minorities and the City c.1000-2001 (London: Phillimore Press with Institute of Historical Research, University of London), 2007, reprinted 2009), her articles ‘Protestants, Catholics and Jews: Religious Difference and Political Status in Bristol 1750-1850’ in The Making of Modern Bristol M. Dresser, P. Ollerenshaw (eds) (Redcliffe Press, Bristol 1996), pp. 93-126, and ‘Minority Rites: British Attitudes towards Jewish Circumcision 1753-c.1900’ in Jewish History and Culture (London: Frank Cass and University of Southampton) vol. 1, no.1, (Summer 1998), pp.72-87.