Universities

The plight of the shomer Jewish student

By Adam Hilsenrath, February 5, 2014

Chatting over chips and burgers (with pitta bread rather than buns to add that Jewish feel), those of us old enough to recall reminisced over the days when our Jewish Society filled a classroom.

Only five of us remember - and that makes half of those sitting around the two tables pushed together in the vast and empty room.

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On Campus in February 2014

By Charlotte Oliver, February 5, 2014

February got off to an eventful start with birthday balls and a return to Friday Night fun. Meanwhile, more Holocaust Memorial Day events provided a platform to inspirational speakers.

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Campus Notebook: January 31, 2014

By Charlotte Oliver, January 31, 2014

SCHMALTZ IN STEREO

Cambridge airwaves are abuzz with chutzpah this month, with the launch of the student radio’s first-ever Jewish Hour, Hava Nagiggle. Every Sunday at midnight, budding JSoc DJs are taking over the mic for an hour of conversation and klezmer classics.

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Isolated Israelis seek closer links with British students

By Charlotte Oliver, January 31, 2014

A major effort is under way to integrate Israeli students into university Jewish societies in the UK.

More than 65 Israelis attended a conference in London to discuss how to forge better links with young British Jews.

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King Arthur expert leaves £1.5 million to Manchester University

By Jonathan Kalmus, January 31, 2014

A leading Jewish academic who escaped Nazi Germany as a child has left a £1.5 million fortune to Manchester University where she spent much of her career.

Professor Fanni Bogdanow, a world expert on King Arthur, died last July aged 86.

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Campus Notebook: January 24, 2014

By Charlotte Oliver, January 30, 2014

Campus JSocs come in many shapes and sizes, and for every longstanding society like Oxford’s, there is another that is planting its roots. But what are the leaders of the UK’s most burgeoning JSocs planning for 2014?

GLASGOW

JSoc members: 30
President: Isaac Ansell-Forsyth, aged 19, studying psychology

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On Campus in January 2014

January 29, 2014

Students are getting back into university life with late-night revision sessions, supplemented by bagels and Friday night dinners. Meanwhile, Holocaust Memorial Day proved once more to be an incredibly significant day on campus - reminding all that remembrance remains imperative.

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Finding feet - and a flat - in Glasgow

By Isaac Ansell Forsyth, January 28, 2014

Glasgow JSoc has taken a giant leap closer to establishing a Jewish student flat in Glasgow.

The thriving Jewish Society, which caters for all of Glasgow’s universities, was awarded runner up Developing Jsoc of the Year in 2013. We believe that this will allow for further growth and success for Glasgow’s Jewish students...All that we require now are residents for the flat!

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Coasting along just fine at Sussex

By Gabriel Webber, January 17, 2014

At Limmud, two different people asked me where I go to university, heard my reply of “Sussex” and looked shocked. “It’s not very friendly there, is it?” asked one of them in hushed tones. I asked what they meant. “Not very friendly to Jews!” they explained.

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UJS elects first female president for seven years

By Charlotte Oliver, December 19, 2013

The Union of Jewish Students is to have its first female president in seven years after Nottingham undergraduate Ella Rose was elected to the position with a large majority.

The result was announced at the union’s annual national conference. Ms Rose, a 20-year-old final-year history and politics student, said she was “excited to embrace the opportunities and challenges” that lay ahead.

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