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.

Friday, 20 March 2015

Sir Isaac Newton as numismatic artist

The BBC website has a report of the discovery by an Oxford researcher that the Coronation medal for Queen Anne was actually designed by Sir Isaac Newton, who was Master of the Mint, himself. The illustrated report can be seen at Isaac Newton royal medal design discovery.

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