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.

Sunday, 6 December 2015

St Nicholas Church Galway

As I wrote in my previous post today would be the feast of St Nicholas were it not Advent II. It is an opportunity to post a link the Special Correspondent sent me recently to an account of the church of St Nicholas in Galway, and its unusual position as a collegiate church with its peculiar jurisdiction over the city and its environs from the 1480s.

The online account can be viewed at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St._Nicholas%27_Collegiate_Church

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