Conference: ‘1656, CROMWELL AND THE READMISSION OF JEWS: TOWARDS A TOLERANT AND PLURALIST SOCIETY?’, 11 January 2016, Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge

Together with Eugenio F. Biagini (Professor of Modern and Contemporary History, Cambridge), the Woolf Institute is organising a conference to commemorate the 360th anniversary of Oliver Cromwell’s readmission of Jews to Britain and Ireland in 1656. Themes will include the origins of toleration and the long-term and wider significance of the return for the UK today.

Speakers will include David Abulafia (Professor of Mediterranean History, Cambridge), John Coffey (Professor of Early Modern History, Leicester), Rabbi Joseph Dweck (Senior Rabbi of the Spanish and Portuguese Jews’ Congregation of London), David Feldman (Director of the Pears Institute and Professor of History, Birkbeck) and John Morrill (Professor of British and Irish History, Cambridge).

The conference will take place at Sidney Sussex College(Oliver Cromwell’s College) on Monday 11th January 2016.

The programme can be downloaded here.

A flyer is available here.

Registration is handled by Sidney Sussex College. The registration form is online here.

For further information, please contact Claire Curran

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