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, 6 August 2016

Transfiguration



 http://media.tcc.fl.edu/webcourses/carnettv/SoftChalk_Files/B6-ChristianityByzantium/fig10-07.jpg





 The recently restored mid- or later sixth-century apse mosaic (c.550-565) in the Basilica of the Transformation in the Holy Monastery of the God-trodden Mount Sinai, St. Catherine (South Sinai governorate)  http://tinyurl.com/p87a6gp

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