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The Parkes Institute

Walking Tour: Winchester’s Jewish history Event

21 May 2023
Winchester City Centre

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Event details

This event is part of our 'Licoricia of Winchester: Heritage and Memory of Medieval Anglo Jewry' event.

Find out more about the fascinating history of the Jewish community by joining us for the Winchester Medieval Jewish Trail. Winchester has an important Jewish past. The earliest record of Jews in the city date to the mid-1100s, making it one of the earliest, largest, and most successful Jewish settlements in England. The medieval Jewish settlement was based around Jewry Street, and while it thrived for a period, the 13th century would see the community facing heavy fines, imprisonment, and execution before their eventual expulsion in 1290. Although fascinating, until recently, the story was little known.

The walking tour is dependent on weather, and there is a possibility the event will need to be cancelled in case of particularly adverse conditions, but we will be tracking this and in contact with attendees prior to the event if anything changes.

This tour will be led by Dr Toni Griffiths, Visiting Fellow at the Parkes Institute for the Study of Jewish/Non-Jewish Relations, University of Southampton. She completed her PhD, ‘The Journey of Memory: Forgetting and Remembering England’s Medieval Jews’, in 2018 at the University of Winchester. Toni is also Senior Outreach Officer at the Holocaust Memorial Day Trust

Tour Details

Time: 10:30-11:30am or 11:30-12:30pm
Venue: Winchester City Centre, exact location TBC with joining instructions
Cost: £5 per person (Under 18s are free but must be accompanied by a paying adult. A sandwich buffet lunch at the Arc between 12.20 and 13.30 is included in this price)

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If you'd like to join us for the free roundtable event taking place after the tour and lunch, please register here. Please note that registration for the roundtable event is seperate to the registration for the walking tour and if you would like to attend both you will need to register for both individually.

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