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, 6 September 2011

Possible future plans for Ushaw


A friend recently forwarded to me the latest online Ushaw Catholic Heritage Group Newsletter.

The group outlines their ideas for the future of the buildings following the closure of the college and the present state of discussions.

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The exterior of St Cuthbert's Chapel at Ushaw

Image:culturedurham.com

There are more pictures of the buildings, and some account of the history of the college, which originated in that great Orielensis Cardinal William Allen's Douai foundation of 1568, here, and there is another online piece about the history of the college here.

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