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.


Saturday, 19 December 2015

Rorate Mass at the Oxford Oratory


I  did not manage to attend the Rorate Mass at the Oxford Oratory this morning. In recent years this has become a very popular feature of keeping Advent here. However here are two pictures from the Oratory website of the Mass, which was sung at seven o'clock this morning:


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Images: Oxford Oratory website


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