This was the lecture Louis Jacobs was supposed to give to celebrate the move of his library to the Oxford Centre. Due to his illness he was unable to deliver the talk but this video covers much of his intended lecture and was taken just a few days before his death.
Jewish learning today is quite unlike anything in the past. The contemporary extent and support for Jewish learning would have been inconceivable in the past.
There are two attitudes to Jewish learning which differ profoundly. The yeshiva and academic worlds are far apart from each other. Rabbi Jacobs outlines and compares the structure and pattern of learning in each. One is religious-dogmatic, the other academic-historical. He explains what he means by these terms.