Birmingham is is one of the most racially, culturally and religiously diverse communities in the UK (including the local Jewish community) - and with the excellent relationships we have with many of the city’s faith communities, you will gain a first-hand insight into many significant religious traditions.
We host the annual Rabbi Leonard Tann Memorial Lecture, which in the past has been delivered by Professor Michael E. Stone (Hebrew University, Jerusalem, 2009), Chief Rabbi Lord Sacks (2010), Professor Amy-Jill Levine (Vanderbilt Divinity School, Nashville, 2011), Professor Gary Rendsburgh (Rutgers University, New Jersey, 2012), Professor Martin Goodman (University of Oxford, 2013), and most recently by Professor Eibert J. C. Tigchelaar (KU Leuven).
Staff with research interests in Jewish and holocaust studies
Professor of Hebrew Bible and Second Temple Judaism
Head of School of Philosophy, Theology and Religion
Hebrew Bible, Second Temple Judaism, Dead Sea Scrolls.
Senior Lecturer in Jewish and Holocaust Studies
Jewish and holocaust studies, contemporary Christian-Jewish relations; Jewish and Christian (post-)holocaust theologies.
Theology and Religion research specialisms