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.

Thursday, 29 September 2011

An Hellenic perspective

Writing about Fr Blake reminds me to share this image which he had been sent and shared with his readers. Like him I found it amusing. Classicists, Historians and Theologians with doubtless appreciate it, and hopefully PPEists...

You may need to enlarge it to see it clearly.


  1. I always thought that I was Anglo Irish but now I find I'm half Cypriot and half George Michael! Help!

  2. I have passed this on to our Classics department for use with the sixth form - I'm sure they will find this latest research very helpful.

  3. Thanks for the nice post :)