Prof. Nathan Abrams

By Royal Appointment: The Jews of North Wales

Jews arrived in north Wales 'by royal appointment' under the patronage of Edward I and his castle-building programme. However, they were expelled shortly afterwards only to return in the nineteenth century. Coming full circle, some of those who returned earned the title 'by royal appointment' through successful business ventures such as Wartski's jewellers. This talk will trace the journey and impact of the Jews of north Wales. 


In addition to being a Professor in Film in the School of Music and Media, Nathan Abrams is the Director of Impact and Engagement for the College of Arts, Humanities and Business at Bangor University. He lectures, writes and broadcasts widely (in English and Welsh) on Jewish history among other topics. He is currently directing the Walking Jewish History project which includes the A Jewish History of Bangor map, app and exhibition which has now been extended to Llandudno.