Israel and Ione Massada Fellowships Programme
The Massada Fellowships Programme at Worcester College is funded by the generous donation of the late Ms Sheila (Storm) Kelly, in memory of her parents Israel and Ione Massada. Its aim is to promote academic interchange between Oxford and Israel.
*Applications are now open for Michaelmas Term 2021
List of forthcoming Massada Fellows and Events
Massada Seminars are free and open to all members of the University and the general public.
2021 - Michaelmas Term Dr Neta Bodner, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem; Collaborating Fellow in Oxford, Dr Conrad Leyser.
2020 - Trinity Term Professor Menahem Kister from The Hebrew University of Jerusalem; Collaborating Fellow in Oxford, Professor Hindy Najman. 7 May, 17:15 at Sultan Nazrin Shah Auditorium.
2020 - Hilary Term Professors Ayman Agbaria and Daniel Statman, Haifa University, Philosophy; Collaborating Fellow at Oxford: Chaplain Dr Tess Kuin Lawton. Seminar title: '"From the Wells": A Jewish-Arab educational initiative: Theory and Practice'. 25 February, 17:00, Sultan Nazrin Shah Auditorium.
2019 Hilary Term Professor Oren Gazal Ayal, Dean of Law, Haifa University. Seminar title: 'Jews and Arabs in the Israeli courts: Exploring just treatment of ethnic minorities'; Collaborating Fellow: Professor Julian Roberts.
And also Dr Irad Kimhi, philosopher. Seminar title: 'The linguistic turn away from absolute idealism'; Collaborating Fellow: Dr Steven Methven.
2018-19 Michaelmas Term Professor Shlomi Segall, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, PPE, and Professor Daniel Statman, Haifa University, Philosophy and Political Theory. Collaborating Fellow: Dr Zofia Stemplowska. Seminar titles: Professor Segall, 'The Value of Equality: Positive or Negative?'; Professor Statman, 'Can Preferential Treatment Discriminate Against its Beneficiaries?'
2018 Trinity Term Dr Tovi Bibring, Bar Ilan University, French; Collaborating Fellow: Dr Laura Ashe. Seminar title: 'Exceptional Medieval Story-tellers: How Three Jewish Writers of Hebrew in Europe Challenged the Dominant Culture of their Times'.
2017-18 Michaelmas Term Professor Avishai Dekel, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Astrophysics; Collaborating Fellow, Dr Sugata Kaviraj. Seminar title: 'The Magic Scale of Galaxies: how the preferred mass and time for galaxy and black-hole formation originate from the physical processes of supernova feedback and gas heating in massive dark-matter haloes'.
2017 Trinity Term Dr Amy Gelbart, Herzog College, Education; Collaborating Fellow, Dr Gabriel Stylianides. Seminar title: 'How the fundamentals of improvisation and playback theatre can help you enhance creativity, cultivate listening skills and adopt a growth mindset that improves communication'.
2017 Hilary Term Professor Ronen Perry, Haifa University, Law; Collaborating Fellow: Professor Donal Nolan. Seminar title: 'Online anonymous speech: Technology, Law and Economics: problems and solutions arising from social networks'.
2016 Summer Dr Yaakov Falkov, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, History; Collaborating Fellow: Professor Robert Gildea.