The next session in the MMU History Department’s evening series in Global and Local History is to be on:
The Impact of Faith, Heritage and History on the Manchester Jewish Community: A Personal View by David Arnold MBE
Thursday, December 7, 2017, 7.00 pm and 8.45 pm
Room G33, Lecture Theatre 4 (Ground Floor), MMU Business School> All Saints, Manchester M15 6HB
Admission FREE, but a voluntary donation of £2 in aid of the Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital Charity will be gratefully received by the History Department.
FREE car parking after 5.00 pm under the Mancunian Way behind the MMU Business School. Entrance from Chester Street.
As with all Jewish communities across the world, the tenets and traditions of the Judaic faith lie at the very heart of the Manchester Jewish community’s identity. A strong belief in education and enterprise has further given this community the strength to face adversity and hostility over a long period of time. David Arnold will explore how faith, heritage, history, culture and chance all influenced and inspired in him a commitment to civic service in Manchester.
David Arnold is a Holocaust educator, Associate Tutor in the Faculty of Education at the Edge Hill College of Education and past President of the Jewish Representative Council of Manchester. Deeply engaged in inter-faith work, he has been a founding member and active supporter of the Council for Christians and Jews, Indian Jewish Association and Muslim Jewish Forum. He is also a member of the independent Police Ethics Committee and the Manchester City Council’s Children and Young People Scrutiny and Overview Committee.
Next talk: The Architectural Heritage of Persia/Iran: An Illustrated History, on Thursday, January 18, 2018.
Visiting Research Fellow
Department of History, Manchester Metropolitan University