The Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies has announced that it will be moving in 2014 into accommodation in central Oxford.

The move from its premises in Yarnton will enable the Centre further to integrate into the University the Centre’s teaching and research, and will provide a new base in the city centre for the Centre’s outreach to a wider public.

The move will greatly benefit the operation of the international research groups convened by the Centre under the aegis of the Oxford Seminars in Advanced Jewish Studies, providing these researchers with office space closer both to those teaching in Jewish studies and related fields in the University and to the resources of the Bodleian Library.

The initiative has been warmly welcomed by the University and by Lord Fink and George Pinto, CoChairmen of the Governors of the Centre, as a reflection of the close relationship which has developed between the Centre and the University, of which it is a Recognised Independent Centre.

It is expected that the confidential discussions currently in train between the Centre and the University about the city centre location of the Centre’s new accommodation will be completed early in 2014, and an announcement of the location will be made then.

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