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.


Wednesday, 26 March 2014

G.K.Chesterton exhibition at the Oxford Oratory - this Sunday


The library at the Oxford Oratory holds a collection of memorabilia of G.K. Chesterton and these include personal possessions, including his hat, walking sticks, typewriter and chair as well as books and manuscript material.

This Sunday there is a rare opportunity to view some of this important collection:


The G.K.Chesterton Library at the Oxford Oratory

An Exhibition
Of Books, Drawings, Manuscripts and Assorted Articles

chesterton

The Oxford Oratory Library
Sunday March 30th
12.00 to 13.00 and 14.30 to1700

Image:Oxford Oratory website


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