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Past Events

Past EventsWednesday, February 25

Kenneth Marks: Jewish Archaeology

Kenneth Marks
Chair: Charles Corman

Jews were readmitted to Britain by Cromwell in 1656. In just over a century their number grew from a mere handful of families to 60,000 residents, who mostly lived in London. Kenneth Marks explores the urban topography of Anglo-Jewry before the mass immigration of the late 19th century and offers a fascinating portrayal of a community at its inception. Lawyer Charles Corman will be discussing Jewish archaeology with Kenneth Marks.

Kenneth Marks was a businessman before he came to the formal study of archaeology. Following many years of fieldwork in Israel’s Caesarea Maritima, he undertook research at UCL’s Institute of Archaeology.

Charles Corman is a corporate and charity lawyer, the trustee of various private and charitable trusts, including, until recently, the Jewish Book Council. He was made a partner for Dechert in 1961, where he remains a consultant.

Book by emailing info@jewishbookweek.com or telephoning 020 7446 8771 (10.30am to 5.30pm Monday 15th December – Thursday 18th December and from Monday 5th January every weekday 10.30am – 5.30pm). You can also purchase a ticket at the museum on the day, subject to availability. 

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