Provincial Jewry in Victorian Britain: A Report

Some three years ago the Jewish Historical Society discussed the possibilities of sponsoring a conference on Provincial Jewry, the intention being to involve a greater number of members of the Society in its activities and to draw attention to the impact of the immigration of Jews from Eastern Europe on late Victorian Britain. Members of the Society were invited to register for the conference and at the same time to indicate if they were willing to prepare a paper for it on some relevant aspect. A great deal of interest was discovered, sufficient to justify a decision to proceed further. Dr. Aubrey Newman, of the Department of History at Leicester University, was invited to act as conference organiser.

It was agreed that the conference should not be restricted to members of the Society and invitations to take part were sent to members of the Victorian Society, to the Urban History

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