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, 1 October 2011

Commemorating Bl. Dominic Barberi in Reading

The blessing and unveiling of a Blue Plaque in Reading in memory of Bl. Dominic Barberi will take place on Saturday October 8th at 3.30pm.


Bl. Dominic Barberi

Image: Southwark Vocations blog

The plaque is being installed at 59 Caversham Road in Reading, which is next to the railway bridge. This building stands on the site of the Railway Tavern where Bl. Dominic died on August 27th 1849.

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