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, 30 January 2016

More on Rhodes


A fellow Orielensis has sent me links to three Daily Telegraph articles about the decision to retain the statue of Cecil Rhodes at Oriel.

The first is by another member of the College, Dan Hannan MEP:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/education/universityeducation/12130199/Thank-goodness-my-beloved-Oriel-College-has-come-to-its-senses-its-about-time.html

The second deals with the background to the decision:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/education/universityeducation/12128861/Is-this-how-we-treat-our-donors-Read-the-full-Rhodes-document-here.html

The third looks at the aftermath:
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/education/universityeducation/12130505/Provost-of-Oriel-College-faces-calls-to-quit-over-Cecil-Rhodes-statue-fiasco.html


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