A very good morning to you. Phil is back in the presenter's chair today.
The Jews of Medieval Oxford
We went on a journey to discover the Jewish Community that lived and thrived here in Oxford from their arrival in the country in the eleventh century all the way up to the expulsion of the Jews from England by Edward the First in 1290. Pam Manix (below, right) - an historian and member of the Oxford Jewish Heritage Committee, and Evie Kemp (below, left)- the Convenor of the Oxford Jewish Heritage Committee came in to the studio to talk to Phil about history and the current work of the Heritage Committee, including the fascinating new heritage website: http://www.oxfordjewishheritage.co.uk/
Pam also takes guided tours around the city - details can be found on the website.
Wantage Methodist Chapel
Gill and Gordon Skidmore (below) joined Phil in the Studio to talk about the campaign to refurbish the Wantage Methodist Chapel. There will be a fundraising dinner event at Oxford's Randolph Hotel on the 24th April, with Paul Mayhew-Archer (the creator of the Vicar of Dibley) as the speaker. If you would like to support the refurbushment effort in any way then you can call Gill on 01235 766655 or email firstname.lastname@example.orgOur paper reviewer this morning was Shaunaka Rishi Das (below), who is the Director of the Oxford Centre for Hindu Studies.