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, 24 April 2012

The cost of conservation in Greenwich


Last week I touched on the history of Greenwich in my post about St Alphege. Now a friend has sent me a link to this opinion piece about conservation matters in contemporary Greenwich which can be read here. It is really rather depressing when the conservation industry gets out of control.

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