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1656, Cromwell and the Readmission of Jews: Towards a Tolerant and Pluralist Society?

Monday 11th January 2016


Venue: Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge

Cromwell statue in St Ives

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), John Morrill (Professor of British and Irish History, Cambridge) and Miri Rubin (Professor of Medieval and Early Modern History, Queen Mary University, London).

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.

The registration deadline for those attending the dinner is 4th January.  However, we will accept registrations for the conference until 10am on the 7th.

For further information, please contact Claire Curran at cc640@cam.ac.uk.

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