VISITORS to the Ashmolean Museum can

find out more about its most precious artefacts.

Author Rebecca Abrams is to give a talk about her book, The Jewish Journey, which highlights 22 little-known museum treasures revealing the 4,000-year history of the Jewish people.

The artefacts range from a 2000-year-old Dead Sea Scroll jar to a forged English banknote made by Jewish prisoners in a Nazi concentration camp.

The mother-of-two, a writer-in-residence at Brasenose College, began her quest after realising the items were hard to find. The free talk takes place at Blackwell’s on January 25 from 1pm to 2pm.