May 12

BGU’s 50th Anniversary Celebration

England and Israel

Tuesday, May 12, 2020
From Oxford in England to "Oxford" in the Negev
May 12 to May 21, 2020

Celebrate a half-century of vision, innovation and excellence at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev

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Tuesday, May 12 to Thursday, May 14
Oxford, England
With BGU President Prof. Daniel Chamovitz


  • 3 days in England’s oldest and most prestigious seat of higher learning
  • Exclusive viewing of ancient Judaic manuscripts at the Bodleian Library
  • Formal “high table” dinner at Exeter College marking BGU’s jubilee
  • Illuminating guided tours of old Oxford and its mysterious Jewish history
  • A theatrical day-trip to Stratford-upon-Avon, home of William Shakespeare
  • Special concert honoring BGU by the Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra

”I dream of a sort of Hebrew Oxford in the Negev, as a modern Hebrew Yavneh.” – David Ben-Gurion

Sunday, May 17
The Negev Desert
Exclusive Excursion for AABGU Delegation

  • Visit an IDF base and learn about the BGU-IDF impact on the Negev
  • A desert-style lunch of delicious Negev delicacies

$36 fee includes lunch and transportation. Click here to register.

Sunday, May 17 to Thursday, May 21
Ben-Gurion University of the Negev

A memorable four-day “party” with the best BGU has to offer:

  • Gala evening kick-off celebrating 50 years of pioneering greatness!
  • Fascinating lectures from cutting-edge scholars and scientists
  • The latest in entrepreneurial innovations and capital ventures
  • Engaging and inspiring student exchanges—from academics to helping the community
  • Honorary doctorates presented to world-renowned figures
  • Celebrating philanthropic milestones
  • From Hora to Hard Rock to Hava Nagila—come dance, sing and celebrate!

$40 registration fee. Click here to register.


For more information: email Dana Benyamin or call her at (646) 452-3685.