The Stained
Glass Museum

Annual Lecture and Special Tour 2014

An Art Illuminated: Stained Glass in British Synagogues - some new research

Dr Sharman Kadish, Director of Jewish Heritage UK

followed by a special tour of New West End Synagogue, Bayswater

Date: Wednesday 23 July 2014

Venue: New West End Synagogue, London, W2 4LB

Time: Lecture at 5.30pm, followed by refreshments. Tour 7.00pm.

In this illustrated lecture, Dr Sharman Kadish will introduce the variety of stained glass to be found in synagogues across Britain, casting light on a significant but under-appreciated Jewish art form. She will explore examples from synagogues all over the country, from the mid-nineteenth century to the present, including works by designers David Hillman, Nehemiah Azaz and Roman and Ardyn Halter.

Following the tour, attendees will be given a guided tour of the New West Ends Synagogue, a Grade-1 listed building, constructed 1877-79. with stained glass windows by N.H.J. Westlake and Erwin Bossanyi. Read more about the history and architecture of the synagogue here.

Sharman Kadish is Director of Jewish Heritage UK and the author of a number of publications on Jewish history and heritage, including Jewish Heritage in England (2006) and The Synagogues of Britain and Ireland: An Architectural and Social History (2011).

Book tickets online here (price includes lecture, kosher snacks and tour):

or phone 01353 660347.

Autumn Lecture - World War I Stained Glass Memorial Windows

He is nor Here...": First World memorial stained glass and the fragile art of remembrance

Dr Neil Moat, Secretary of the Glazier's Trust


Date: Wednesday 24 September, 7.30pm

Venue: Ely Cathedral

The UK suffered over three million casualties in the First World War alone, and stained glass memorial windows were a popular form of commemorating the dead. It is estimated that more than 2000 stained glass windows were installed and dedicated to individuals, families, and regiments who lost their lives during the First World War.  These windows vary in both style and content and all are of great historic significance.

In this lecture, held in the centenary year of the outbreak of the First World War, Dr Neil Moat will explore the ways in which stained glass windows were used to commemorate and remember the fallen.

Neil Moat is an experienced historian and lecturer on Victorian and Arts and Crafts churches, stained glass and decorative arts in the North-East of England. He worked for English Heritage (North-East) for seventeen years, and has served on the Diocesan Advisory Committees for the Care of Churches (DACs) for both the (Anglican) dioceses of Newcastle and Durham, and more recently on the Historic Churches Committee (HCC) for the (Roman Catholic) Diocese of Hexham & Newcastle. Latterly, he has joined the Church Buildings Council (the body that nationally oversees the Anglican DACs), and its associated Stained Glass Conservation subcommittee and Statutory Advisory committee (for Closed and Closing Churches). He is also the current Secretary of the Glazier’s Trust.

Tickets £8 including refreshments

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