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, 24 January 2014

Ernest Nicholson obituary


Following on from my post Ernest Nicholson earlier this month about the death of the former Provost of Oriel the text of the obituary published in the Daily Telegraph of Prof. Nicholson last Wednesday can be read on the Telegraph website at Ernest Nicholson. I see that the author gives a very similar assessment of him to my own.


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