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, 27 April 2015

Manning Conference - May 9th

My friend Dr Peter Nockles has asked me to publicise this forthcoming conference, which looks likely to be very interesting indeed.


From Wiseman to Manning: Fresh Perspectives

A Day Conference, 9th May 2015
Our Lady of Victories Parish Centre, Kensington

10.30am Registration and Teas/Coffee

11am Welcome (Fr Nicholas Schofield)

11.15am Lecture 1: ‘The Long Farewell: Henry Manning's Conversion to Roman Catholicism’, Professor Kenneth Parker (St Louis University)

12 noon Lecture 2: ‘Henry Edward Manning - The People’s Cardinal’, Dr Jacqueline Clais-Girard (Université d’Angers)

12.45pm Lunch Break

1.45pm Short Communications on Manning’s relationship with W. E. Gladstone (Dr Peter Erb, Wilfrid Laurier University) and Blessed John Henry Newman (Rev. Stephen Morgan, Diocese of Portsmouth)

2.15pm Lecture 3: ‘Cardinal Manning and W. T. Stead: a curious friendship’, Professor Stewart Brown (University of Edinburgh)

3pm Teas/Coffee

3.15pm Lecture 4: ‘Manning, Errington, Wiseman and the Oblates of St Charles’, Dr Serenhedd James (St Stephen’s House, Oxford)

4pm Conclusion of the Conference

I understand there is no fee as such but participants are requested to make a donation of £5.00, which seems eminently reasonable.


Ttony said...

Bearing in mind the title of the conference, is there anybody speaking about Wiseman other than in the 3.15 lecture?

Once I Was A Clever Boy said...

I do not know I am afraid.