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.

Wednesday, 6 August 2014


Today is the Feast of the Transfiguration.

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Icon of the Transfiguration

Mid-twelfth century Constantinople style
St catherine's monastery, Mount Sinai


There is an introduction to the theology of the Transfiguration here, and an acocount of how it is commemorated in different Christian traditions here.

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