Once I was a clever boy learning the arts of Oxford... is a quotation from the verses written by Bishop Richard Fleming (c.1385-1431) for his tomb in Lincoln Cathedral. Fleming, the founder of Lincoln College in Oxford, is the subject of my research for a D. Phil., and, like me, a son of the West Riding.

I have remarked in the past that I have a deeply meaningful on-going relationship with a dead fifteenth century bishop...
It was Fleming who, in effect, enabled me to come to Oxford and to learn its arts, and for that I am immensely grateful.


Tuesday, 28 September 2010

Cardinal Newman exhibition in Birmingham

I have just discovered the blog Idle speculations, and added it to the list at the side. I have copied from it his post about an exhibition of Newman items which is on in Birmingham.




William Thomas Roden, (1817-1892)
Portrait of His Eminence Cardinal Newman (1879)


The Pectoral Cross of Cardinal Newman


The Mitre of Cardinal Newman


The crozier of Cardinal Newman


From the exhibition on the life of Cardinal John Henry Newman at Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery from September 10 until January 6 2011.

2 comments:

  1. What irony - in the Roden portrait, Newman resembles Professor Hawking!

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