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, 27 September 2020

Roman remains in Lincolnshire

Through the wonders of the Internet I was presented with another set of archaeological finds from the Roman era on my mobile phone today. The article is from the Grantham Journal and relates to discoveries of Roman buildings and settlement at Spitalgate Heath to the south of Grantham, and to the campaign of a local councillor to preserve and display the finds. The sites lie in the potential path of a planned by-pass and are therefore under threat. I wish Cllr Morgan all success in her application and hope Historic England does schedule the site.