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.


Friday, 27 May 2011

St Philip's Day at the Oxford Oratory


Last night at the Oxford Oratory the Solemn Mass for St Philip's Day was celebrated by His Excellency Archbishop Antonio Mennini, the Apostolic Nuncio. Here are the photographs of the evening posted by the Oratory on their website.



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His Excellency with the Oxford Oratorian community after Mass

Photographs by Tessa Caldecott



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