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.


Monday, 20 January 2014

Oxford Pro-Life Witness - this coming Saturday


This coming Saturday afternoon there will be the monthly Pro-Life Witness outside the entrance to the John Radcliffe Hospital on Headley Way in Oxford from 3pm until 4pm. Please meet at the nearby Church of St Antony of Padua for the Witness which consists of the recitation of the Rosary and silent prayer. Prayers are offered for the unborn, their parents and all those involved in providing abortion services.

Refreshments are available afterwards.

Recently there have been some attempts by opponents to disrupt or be provocative at this event, as has been reported on other Catholic websites, so dignified support for the Pro-Life Witness would be greatly appreciated.


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