Bill Williams
Sunday, January 28, 2018 at 3:08PM
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Manchester Jewish History. It is with great sadness that we report the death of Bill Williams, 86. Bill was Life President and founding member of the Manchester Jewish Museum and a valued colleague within the Centre for Jewish Studies at the University of Manchester, where for many years he taught and researched local Jewish history. His publications include the classic study, The Making of Manchester Jewry (1976), and more recently Jews and Other Foreigners (2011). In this context, see Tony Kushner's article 'Bill Williams and Jewish Historiography' (2006). At the time of his death, Bill was still heavily involved in the work of the Centre, co-supervising PhD studies on a topic close to his heart, namely, social non-conformity in the Manchester Jewish community. His funeral will take place at 2pm on 23 February at Southern cemetery crematorium, Manchester.

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