Hebrew Exhibition in Turl Yard
Tuesday 16 May 2017, 2:00-4:00pm
Turl Yard Lecture Room, Lincoln College
Two of Lincoln College’s Rectors, Richard Kilbye and Thomas Marshall, were among the foremost Christian Hebraists of their time. As a result of their scholarly interests, Lincoln has an unusually rich collection of Hebrew material from the 16th and 17th centuries, from dictionaries and grammars, Bibles, rabbinic literature and prayer books to scientific tractates, often annotated and beautifully bound. To mark Oxford Jewish Cultural week, a selection of these early printed books will be on display.
Lincoln College was the first Oxbridge College to elect a professing Jew to a Fellowship. The Samuel Alexander was elected Fellow in Philosophy in 1882 and awarded an Honorary Fellowship in 1918. Material relating to Alexander will also be on display.