The Jewish Historical Society of England’s Essex Branch is delighted to invite you to our next lecture, which will take place on Tuesday 22 June at 8pm when our guest speaker and subject will be:

The first woman to give a paper to the JHSE was a medievalist. Ninety-five years later, the first woman to be elected as President of the Society was a medievalist. This lecture commences by reflecting on the contribution of women medievalists to the JHSE and scholarship more generally. This will be used as an entry point into the records generated by Jewish women’s moneylending activities in England in twelfth and thirteenth century England. As far as is possible, this lecture will be based on scholarship produced by, or case studies directly relating to, women.

Dean Irwin completed his PhD at Canterbury Christ Church University (2017-21) and is a medieval historian specialising in the records of thirteenth century England.

The lecture will be broadcast on Zoom and you can register at

Tickets are £5 for non-members and are free for JHSE members (if you are a JHSE member, log in to your account first, before registering for complimentary tickets). For help with booking your ticket, please consult our Troubleshooting guide on the JHSE website in the first instance (search for “top-tips”).

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