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.
Thinking of visiting Oxford?
Allow me to be your guide... and discover the history of Oxford with an Oxford historian.
I offer a wide range of guided walks around the city and university. These can be a general introduction to the history and architecture or looking at specific themes and subjects.
I am a Catholic and a historian based in Oxford, where I am a member of Oriel College. My research, for a long delayed D.Phil., is a study of Richard Fleming, Bishop of Lincoln in the second decade of the fifteenth century. I also work as a freelance tutor in History and as an independent tour guide.
I was received into the Church in 2005 and am a Brother of the External Oratory of St Philip Neri at the Oxford Oratory.
On the evening of Monday October 10th the Anglo-Catholic History Society has its autumn lecture which is on "Manning's Intellectual Journey" and will be given by Fr James Pereiro.
Cardinal Manning Painting by G.F.Watts in the National Portrait Gallery
Fr Pereiro, who is based in Oxford and a member of the Theology Faculty, has written extensively on nineteenth century ecclesiastical history. His biography of the subject "Cardinal Manning"was published in 1998. His latest book is "Ethos. At the heart of the Oxford Movement" was published in 2002.
The lecture will take place at St Matthew's Church, Great Peter Street, Westminster SW 1P 2BU at 7pm and is open to non-members.
I have added the website of the Society to the sidebar.