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.


Tuesday, 26 January 2016

Why Conspiracies Fail


The BBC News website has the following story, which seems to be something in the way of a mathematical proof of what historians have, in the main, known for a long time. It reinforces the argument that conspiracies don't happen or don't work.

The report can be read at http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-35411684


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