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Zodiac Calendars and Angels in the Dead Sea Scrolls

Start: Nov 4, 2015 6:30:00 PM

Dead Sea Scrolls
Helen R. Jacobus argues that biblical stories involving encounters between angels and humans before the Flood were used to teach algebra, astronomy and astrology in Jewish circles more than 2,000 years ago. She discusses the previously unknown ancient scientific texts discovered at Qumran.

Moses’ Jewish Problem

Start: Nov 10, 2015 7:00:00 PM

Leon Yudkin
Leon Yudkin was born on 8 September 1939 and died on June 8 2013. He was a prominent scholar of modern Jewish and Hebrew literature. His death prevented him from witnessing the publication of the last of his 13 books, 'Fiction Derailed', a comparison of Israeli, French and German literature. Leon Yudkin was the youngest of a Jewish family’s four children and the only son. He was educated at Carmel College in Oxfordshire and went on to gain a BA and MA from University College London. His first academic post was at the University of South Africa in Johannesburg, where he taught from 1964 to 1966. It was there that he met his wife, Mickey.

French Research Seminar

Start: Nov 19, 2015 5:00:00 PM

The next UCL French Research Seminar will be given by Professor Christopher Prendergast (Cambridge) on the topic: ‘Literary History and Counterfactuals: Racine, Sainte-Beuve and the question of Tragedy.’


Start: Nov 19, 2015 5:15:00 PM
End: Nov 19, 2105 7:00:00 PM

Coin Hoard
Followed by wine and discussion

The Biblical Ishmael as seen by Medieval and Modern Jews

Start: Nov 19, 2015 6:15:00 PM

In Genesis 16 Sarah's handmaiden Hagar is told by the angel that she shall bear a son to be named Ishmael, who would grow up to be a "wild man" - as rendered in the King James Bible - or "wild ass of a man," as other English translations, including those of the Jewish Publication Society, rendered the verse. The lecture shall examine the ways in which medieval and modern Jews, sometimes influenced by Christian exegesis, linked that prophecy with what they knew - or thought they knew - of the Arab world.

Jews and Photography Book Launch and Evening Lecture

Start: Nov 24, 2015 6:30:00 PM
End: Nov 24, 2015 7:45:00 PM

Join us for a lecture by UCL academic Professor Michael Berkowitz. Berkowitz's new book Jews and Photography in Britain is the first-ever historical investigation of its type, beginning in the mid-nineteenth century and closing with the Queen's controversial photo-shoot with Annie Leibovitz in 2007. While little noticed by scholars and critics, the factor of ethnic difference in photography has been critical in the development of a distinctive visual culture in the UK.

Can translation help eradicate poverty?

Start: Nov 25, 2015 4:00:00 PM
End: Nov 25, 2015 5:00:00 PM

In this talk, Alberto Sanz Martins, head of the Translations Team at Oxfam Great Britain, will explore the linguistic needs of a large INGO.

‘A new comodye in englysh in maner of an enterlude’: La Celestina in circulation between the Hispanic book market and the Tudor Stage

Start: Nov 25, 2015 4:30:00 PM
End: Nov 25, 2015 7:00:00 PM

An event organised in conjunction with the Golden Age and Renaissance Seminar.


Start: Nov 30, 2015 7:00:00 PM

The piano at Theresienstadt
MIGNONETTE AARONS started studying music as a schoolgirl, passing exams with distinction in piano and singing. Many years later she returned to her first love, the study of music, and sought teachers of piano, singing, theory and the history of music. She played at Master Classes at the Guildhall School of Music and performed extensively at many other venues and also in Israel as part of the 60th Anniversary celebrations. She teaches piano, singing and theory of music.
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