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, 9 January 2012

Pugin at Ramsgate

Clive Aslett had an article in last Wednesday's Daily Telegraph about the plans and appeal to restore Augustus Welby Pugin's last great creation, his house and the church and abbey of St Augustine at Ramsgate, which can be read here. I have posted about the appeal before and the article gives a good account of the buildings at Ramsgate and places them in the context of Pugin's life and work.

1 comment:

Noelle the dreamer said...

Since I am quite familiar with the Isle of Thanet (family living there) this post truly got my attention! Very interesting as always!
From one Catholic to another, Peace be with you!