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, 18 April 2016

A Roman Villa in Wiltshire


The BBC News website has a report about the discovery of what it describes as an an "elaborate" Roman villa unearthed by chance in a garden in Wiltshire and as being extraordinarily well-preserved. The illustrated report can be read at  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-wiltshire-36062538 



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