Historic rivals join forces to save 1,000 years of Jewish history

15 Feb 2013

Cambridge University Library and the University of Oxford’s Bodleian Libraries have today announced their first ever joint fundraising campaign to purchase the £1.2 million ‘Lewis-Gibson Genizah Collection’, currently owned by the United Reformed Church’s Westminster College.

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Ben Ezra Synagogue

Treasures of the genizah

01 Sep 2009

How did an Egyptian storeroom come to hold a thousand years worth of manuscript fragments and why are they one of the greatest literary treasures ever found?

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Duke of Buckingham’s Letter to the University of Cambridge, 1626

Opening the treasure chest

01 Oct 2006

Cambridge is leading the way in Resource Enhancement projects in the UK, opening up its unique and valuable collections to scholars worldwide, as well as the wider public. There is a huge amount of activity in this area across a number of projects and disciplines, from digitising records of everyday life in medieval Britain to transcribing audio cassettes of oral history from south Asia.

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