Spiro Ark

Registered Charity No 1070926

Spiro Ark host regular lecture events by the cream of Jewish & Israeli society. The performances are open to everyone so no matter your cultural or religious background please do pop into our venue in Baker Street, London, to listen to these fantastic talks. You can book tickets to our lectures below or you can read about past lectures by reading our Jewish lecture reviews.

Malaria in Palestine
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Malaria in Palestine

Price : £10

Palestine was the place of the first start of a successful national malaria-eradication campaign anywhere in the world in 1921/2. The British, in 1918, had declared the malarial position in Palestine as hopeless, the British Army having collapsed from malaria there, although, fortunately for them, a few days

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The Archaeology of Qumran and the Dead Sea Scrolls
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The Archaeology of Qumran and the Dead Sea Scrolls

Price : £10

An illustrated lecture delivered by Professor Jodi Magness. 

In 1946-7, the first Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered by accident near the site of Qumran. Eventually, the remains of approximately 1000 scrolls were found in 11 caves surrounding Qumran. In this slide-illustrated lecture, we explore the archaeological remains of Qumran,

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Inside the Mossad
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Inside the Mossad

A lecture with Professor Ephraim Kahana
For Israel – more so than for any other state – an effective Intelligence Community has been a matter of life and death. Over the past half-century or so, Israel has created and refined what is broadly regarded as one of the

Churchill and the Jews
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Churchill and the Jews

Spiro Ark and HGSS are proud to present: 
Churchill and the Jews: a lecture with Professor Michael J. Cohen
Professor Michael Cohen is the author of 11 books, among them, Churchill and the Jews (1985, revised paperback edition, 2003). 
In 1985, he was the first to challenge Churchill’s alleged “unique historical understanding

The Annual Spiro Tribute Lecture
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The Annual Spiro Tribute Lecture

FEATHERS IN THE WIND

In this year’s Annual Spiro Tribute Lecture, Dr Sarah Abu-Kaf will talk about educating women and the Bedouin Arab society, higher education among Bedouin Arab young women – difficulties, challenges and possibilities.
Dr. Sarah Abu-Kaf is a faculty member and lecturer in cross-cultural psychology at

Jews in the Merchant Navy in the Second World War
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Jews in the Merchant Navy in the Second World War

Martin Sugarman  (BA Hons, Cert Ed) was born and brought up in Hackney and graduated from Bristol University. He was a Senior Teacher for over twenty years in Secondary Schools and then an Examinations Officer in Further Education. Archivist of AJEX, he helped to set up the Jewish Military Museum

An exclusive visit to The British Library Judeo-Arabic books
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An exclusive visit to The British Library Judeo-Arabic books

The Spiro Ark are delighted to present an exclusive visit to The British Library Judeo-Arabic books. 
The British Library holds a very interesting collection of Judeo-Arabic books printed in Baghdad, Bombay and Leghorn, that were specifically intended for use by the Babylonian Jewish community. The collection spans more than 140 years

HERITAGE CHALLENGES AND PROGRESS IN EGYPT
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HERITAGE CHALLENGES AND PROGRESS IN EGYPT

Spiro Ark and Harif proudly present: 
A Presentation by the Nebi Daniel Association
In 2017 the Egyptian government addressed many Jewish Heritage issues positively.
While obstacles still remain and sensitivity on the issue still runs high, a new proactive preservation approach has emerged affecting synagogues, cemeteries and Torah scrolls

DIVIDED WE STAND: A Journey with Judge Israel Finestein QC by Colin Lang.
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DIVIDED WE STAND: A Journey with Judge Israel Finestein QC by Colin Lang.

Contact: 0207 794 4655

Spiro Ark together with Central Synagogue are delighted to host the book launch of this remarkable book which is a tribute to the late Judge Israel Finestein QC (1921-2009) by his nephew Colin Lang. He will be supported by a panel of distinguished speakers.
Israel Finestein was an outstanding communal