UCL Hebrew & Jewish Studies


Felicity Griffiths

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Ethnicity and Minority Groups in the Colleges of London University

Supervisors: Prof. Michael Berkowitz, Prof Neill Lochery

Subject area: Modern History

Completed 2019

Image: Hyman Hurwitz (1770 – 1844) The first professor of the Hebrew language at UCL, and the first Jew to hold a university position in England.

Investigating from the beginning of London University (UCL) and King’s College with particular reference to the religious and political aspects. Hebraism, particularly at UCL – who employed the first Jewish professor, making comparisons with Oxbridge. All aspects of Indian Students at London University –also making reference to Oxbridge.