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Congrats to Our Friends at Oxford and Cambridge, Imperial and UCL

Those four British schools took four of the 6 top places in worldwide University rankings in a study just released and reported by the BBC

Cambridge – top last year – was second in the QS World University Rankings, which are based on a number of areas.  UCL, Oxford and Imperial took fourth, fifth and sixth places respectively, with the US’s Massachusetts Institute of Technology top and Harvard third.

Really, congratulations to all.  That’s really quite an impressive achievement.

News from SOTS

Viv, our illustrious secretary, writes

The Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies is pleased to announce the launch of a new online exhibition: Raphael Loewe Archives: Four Generations of Anglo-Jewish Scholarship Digital Exhibition

The new digital exhibition aims to highlight selected items from the Raphael Loewe Archives (Personal Archive and Pamphlets Collection) in tribute to Professor Raphael Loewe’s work and achievements.

It is accompanied by a physical exhibition, which is on view at the Leopold Muller Memorial Library, Yarnton from May 23 to September 30 2012. (Opening times: Mon.-Sat. 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.).

The Raphael Loewe Archives contain a selection of personal papers and academic productions of four generations of Anglo-Jewish scholars: Louis Loewe (1809-1888), who because of his competence both in European and Semitic languages, and also in Turkish, was chosen by Sir Moses Montefiore to act as his ‘Oriental Secretary’ and became his close confidant. His son James Loewe (1852-1944), Secretary of the Jewish Colonial Trust and educator. His grandson Herbert Loewe (1882-1940), Reader in Rabbinics at Cambridge. His great-grandson Raphael Loewe (1919-2011), Professor of Hebrew at University College London. They span almost two centuries and their work ranged from Biblical Hebrew through Hebrew poetry and translations, medieval Jewish thought and Anglo-Jewish history. They were in contact with some of the greatest scholars of their time and were involved in many of the momentous events in Jewish history throughout this period.

The UCL Petrie Collection Online

Egyptologists (and those interested in Egypt) rejoice!

This is the searchable dataset for all 80,000 artefacts preserved in the Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology, with one photograph for each item. To start searching right away, click on ‘Search’ above.

The Museum houses one of the largest archaeological collections in the world for Egypt and Sudan. It is named after William Matthew Flinders Petrie (1853-1942), appointed in 1892 as first UCL Edwards Professor of Egyptian Archaeology and Philology.

I’m All For Protests and Student Action…

And in principle I don’t object to the students at the University College London occupying buildings and raising Cain.  What I do object to is poor spelling by College students who should know better.

Come on, kids, if you’re going to protest increasing fees, don’t make yourselves look foolish by being incapable of spelling the word ‘commentary’.

News of the uprising via Chuck Jones on FB.