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


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

Image:Oxford Oratory website

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