By Marcus Dysch, June 17, 2010
Oxford Chabad Society welcomed the first Jewish Speaker of the House of Commons, John Bercow MP, to an end-of-term Friday night dinner.
Around 100 students, staff and Oxford Jewish community members heard Mr Bercow talk on the subject of "New Parliament, New Politics?".
He discussed how the expenses scandal had undermined the trust of the public in politics and should be viewed as a transition from traditional, executive-run politics to a new system of greater accountability.
By Marcus Dysch, June 3, 2010
Chanel, Valentino, Dior, Gucci – they are some of the biggest names in fashion, more often associated with London, New York and Paris, but later this month they will feature at a charity event run by three Jewish students in Oxford.
The Red Dress Couture Ball, organised by Leo Seigal, Bryan Baum and Samantha Friedmann, is supported by leading industry figures including Harold Tillman, head of the British Fashion Council.
May 21, 2010
Oxford University is planning a study of the life of a Jewish refugee who fled Nazi Germany and became a world expert in Celtic art.
Researchers at the university have invited local residents to take part in a social history project, piecing together the lives of refugees in Oxford during the Second World War.
The focus will be on Paul Jacobsthal, an archaeologist who fled Germany for Oxford, where he became a senior academic until his death in 1957.
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