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.

Thursday, 24 July 2014

Godspeed the Dominicans

Yesterday evening after Mass at Blackfriars here in Oxford I was talking to one of the young Dominicans who is setting out today on their coast-to-coast fund raising walk in aid of the Order's appeal fund, and about which I wrote last month in Sponsoring the Dominicans. This is then an opportunity to wish them Godspeed on their journey and remind readers of this worthwhile appeal.

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