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, 5 October 2012

Managing the Sistine Chapel


Today's mailing from Zenit has an interesting article by Elizabeth Lev about the ongoing discussion of issues of conservation and tourist management in the Sistine Chapel. It can be read at The Sistine Chapel: A Compendium of Theology for All.



The Sistine Chapel without tourists

Image: employees.oneonta.edu

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