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.

Tuesday, 19 May 2015

Conference on the Stuarts in Exile - June 11th

I was alerted by an advertisement in the latest edition of the Birmingham Archdiocesan newspaper Catholic Today to this forthcoming conference at Oscott College. It promises to be a very interesting day:

Nationality, Religion and Music:  the Stuarts in exile

Thursday 11th June 2015

Cardinal York - King Henry IX

10.30 Arrivals and coffee
11.00 – 12.30 Lecture: Dr Gabriel Glickman, University of Warwick, author of The English Catholic Community 1688-1745 :

               Jacobitism and Catholics in the Three British Kingdoms

12.45 Lunch
Special Exhibition open. College chapel and museum open to visitors.
2.00 – 3.30 Lecture: Dr Edward Corp, University of Toulouse, author of The Stuarts in Italy 1719-66: a Royal Court in permanent exile, and other works on the exiled Stuarts:

      Religion, Nationality and Music at the exiled Stuart Courts

3.30 – 4.00 Tea 

4.30-5.30 Abbot Geoffrey Scott (Douai Abbey), co-editor of Catholic Gentry in English Society: the Throckmortons of Coughton, and author of Gothic Rage Undone: English Monks in the Age of Enlightenment:

         Illustrated Lecture: ‘Stuart images and a Chapel in exile’ (the private chapel of Queen Maria Clementina in Rome)

6.00 Buffet Supper
7.30  Concert by Cappella Fede and Harmonia Sacra directed by Peter Leech:

     The Cardinal King: rediscovered music composed for Henry Benedict Stuart in Rome 1740-90

Various booking packages available for the day and/or evening. For all further information and bookings, please contact Mrs Maggie Wilson.

Tel: 0121 321 5026 
Email: maggie.wilson@oscott.org                                                                                                                                                        

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