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, 11 August 2014

1914 - day by day events on Radio 4



For those who have not heard Margaret Macmillan's excellent daily short programmes 1914 Day by Day on BBC Radio 4, or who have and would like to hear them again, the link to the site to download them is here. http://www.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/series/1914

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