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MS 356 The Bridge of Britain Programme papers

The Bridge in Britain Programme

The Bridge in Britain Programme was launched by Greville, Lord Janner, Colonel Robert Henriques and Mr Alf Diamond at the end of 1959. A non-denominational, educational charity it aimed “to foster understanding between Britain and Israel, Jew and non-Jew, through practical educational and mainly social service exchange schemes”.

The programme allowed applicants aged 18-30 years, such as school leavers, graduates, young trainees and professionals, to spend a period in Israel each year. At its height, in the mid-sixties, there were reciprocal visits to the UK by Israeli youngsters. By the late sixties the Bridge had virtually ceased.

About the collection

Minute books (with some enclosures) comprising minutes of: executive committee meetings, 30 Dec 1959 - 17 Apr 1969; meetings of honorary officers, 12 Dec 1962 - 29 Apr 1969; meeting between executive committees of The Bridge and the Jerusalem Educational Trust, 13 Feb 1966; annual general meeting and council meeting, 22 May 1968; council meetings, 23 Jan 1962 - 15 Jun 1966; annual general meetings, 15 Nov 1961 - 15 Jun 1966; inaugural schools’ expedition committee, 27 Jan 1964; schools scheme committee, 11 Feb 1965; executive committee, 26 Jan 1965; joint selection committee, 7 Oct 1965; notes for The Bridge bulletin and annual reports, 1964-5, 1968; minutes of social service meeting, 4 Dec [n.d.c.1960s]; programme planning sub-committee, 18 May 1961 - 27 Jun [?1961]; management committee, 30 Nov 1961 - 4 Sep 1963; hospitality committee, 16 Oct 1963 - 9 Jun 1969.

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4 volumes




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