The papers in this volume include lectures presented to the Society in the past two years, as well as new research that has not formed part of the lecture series.


Since the publication of the previous list of lectures to the Society in Jewish Historical Studies: Transactions of the Jewish Historical Society of England 40, pp. xi-xii, the following lectures were delivered.


Professor Stefan Reif

A fresh look at Adolf Neubauer as scholar, librarian and Jewish personality

Dr Mervyn Goodman

Vice versa: Samuel Montagu, the First Lord Swaythling

Dr Paulina Kewes

The dramatization ofjosephus in Elizabethan Cambridge: Dr Thomas Legge (1535?1607) and his Solymitana Clades (The Destruction of Jerusalem)

Professor Derek Taylor

From Jacob Sasportas to Solomon Gaon – the twelve Sephardi Hahamim, 1664-1977

George Rigal

Insurance policies: sources of genealogical and Anglo-Jewish history in the 18th and 19th centuries

Raymond Kaiman

The decline of the Jewish population

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