‘Licoricia of Winchester’ was unveiled on Thursday 10 February 2022 outside The Arc on Jewry Street, the historic centre of the city’s Jewish community and where prominent medieval Jewish woman Licoricia was known to have lived. The unveiling was led by Nigel Atkinson Esq, HM Lord-Lieutenant of Hampshire on behalf of HRH The Prince of Wales. The life-size bronze statue was designed by award-winning sculptor, Ian Rank-Broadley.
The aim of the statue and the Licoricia Trust is to inspire a new generation to learn more about Winchester’s important but little-known medieval Jewish Community, whilst adding to the rich cultural offer in the city.
The unveiling marked the beginning of Hampshire’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations and was a major interfaith occasion, a key theme of the Jubilee.
On Thursday 3 March 2022, HRH The Prince of Wales visited the statue before officially opening The Arc. Whilst on his visit, The Prince met representatives from a range of Hampshire organisations including inter-faith leaders, and members of 10 The Queen’s Own Gurkha Logistic Regiment.