Universities

Campus Notebook: February 14, 2014

By Charlotte Oliver, February 14, 2014

ON THE ROCKS

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Israeli students rebel against their own Oxford club

By Charlotte Oliver, February 13, 2014

A war of words has broken out in Oxford between the university’s Israeli students and its Israel Society.

Yishai Mishor, an Israeli PhD student, voiced his anger at the society’s “right-wing agenda” in an open letter to The Oxford Student — a campus newspaper.

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Chief Rabbi and Archbishop of York to launch student interfaith group

By Charlotte Oliver, February 13, 2014

Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis will join the Archbishop of York at Durham University next week to welcome the launch of a new, student-led, interfaith group.

Set up in partnership with the Council of Christians and Jews, the CCJ Student Presidents (CCJSP) is a community made up of students of different faiths across the UK.

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UK-Israel trade ties start on campus, says Communities Secretary Eric Pickles

By Sandy Rashty, February 7, 2014

After five years of economic dearth, a UK government investment of more than £400 million has been welcomed by business figures and diplomats. What’s more, it is set to boost economic ties between the UK and Israel.

At least £15 million of the £415 million injection will go towards fostering entrepreneurial initiatives in universities across eight UK cities.

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Campus Notebook: February 7, 2014

By Charlotte Oliver, February 6, 2014

CALL THE DOCTOR

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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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