Antisemitism in Britain: How has it shaped Jewish identity before and after October 7?

Seminar Series: Antisemitism Now

Event Information and Booking

25th June, 2024
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Online - the joining link will be sent the day before the event
Jonathan Boyd, Institute for Jewish Policy Research
Free seminar for scholars. Click the link below or contact bisa@bbk.ac.uk for further information.

The number of antisemitic incidents recorded in Britain spiked dramatically in the aftermath of the October 7 attacks on Israel. But what role does antisemitism play in the identities of British Jews? How central is antisemitism to how Jews see themselves, and what impact does it have on their overarching sense of security in Britain?  

Drawing on quantitative survey data gathered both before and after the October 7 attacks, Jonathan Boyd will take an empirical look at these issues to help shed light on the position of Jews in Britain today, how, if at all, they have been impacted by the Hamas-Israel war, and what the future may hold. 

Jonathan Boyd is a social scientist and policy analyst specialising in contemporary Jewish life. He is the Executive Director of the Institute for Jewish Policy Research (JPR), an independent research centre and think-tank providing data and policy insight on contemporary Jewish issues, and an Honorary Research Fellow at University College London. His recent publications include: Jews in the UK today: Key findings from the JPR National Jewish Identity Survey, with David Graham (JPR, 2024); British attitudes towards Israel at war (JPR, 2023); and Conflict in Gaza: What do Jews in the UK think?, with David Graham (JPR, 2023). 

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