Winchester – Licoricia Lecture Series

Event Details

  • Location: Winchester Cathedral
  • Address: The Close, Winchester, Hampshire, SO23 9LS
  • Start date: 30th May 2022
  • End date: 30th June 2022
  • Times: 6pm and 7pm
  • Entry fee: Varies

In recognition of Winchester’s important but lesser-known medieval Jewish community, the Cathedral are hosting a series of fascinating in-person and online talks examining, and oftentimes challenging, prejudices within interfaith Christian-Jewish relations. The talks are inspired by Licoricia: an important Jewish woman, prominent in Winchester’s community during the 13th century.

30 May 6pm in person and online (Free)
‘The Role of Money in Medieval Christian-Jewish Relations’
Speaker Anna Abulafia examines how Christian anti-Jewish stereotypes evolved in the twelfth and thirteenth centuries through the combination of Christian theological ideas about Judaism with the demands of a developing profit economy from the 1150s.

30 June 7pm online only (£8.25 and concessions)
‘Licoricia, her son, and other Jewish stories at the Tower of London’
Speaker Rory MacLellan will reveal some of these stories of imprisonment, sanctuary, persecution and even cooperation, when Jews and Christians fought together to defend the Tower from siege.

Statue of Licoricia and her son by sculptor Ian Rank-Broadley