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.


Thursday, 27 November 2014

Messiah at the Oxford Oratory on Saturday

This coming Saturday evening there will be a " Come and Sing " performance of Handel's "Messiah" at the Oxford Oratory. The performance commences at 8 pm, and tickets will be on sale at the door, and cost £10. I understand this will be the first performance of Handel's masterwork in a Catholic church in the city.

If you are free why not come along and prepare for Advent and Christmas with this soaring and majestic celebration of our redemption?

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