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.

Thursday, 11 March 2021

Forthcoming attraction

A month hence, on April 8th, I shall be reprising, and indeed hopefully improving, for the Oxford University Heraldry Society a lecture I first delivered to them a few years ago, but this time on Zoom. 

                    Coat of arms of Hungary.svg

                   The Arms of Hungary

                       Image: Wikipedia 

Entitled “Hungary Ancient and Hungary Modern: An Heraldic History of the Crown and Lands of St Stephen” it will be delivered online at 6.30.

The event is free, but is limited to 100 people. To book a place please send an e-mail to the OUHS Secretary, Priscilla Frost at 

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