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, 7 September 2021

Good news from Westminster

Good news from Westminster? Not often one can say that these days with the present shower on all sides in the Commons …..

However the Evening Standard has an article which does have good news from Westminster.  It is about the completion of restoration of the clock faces of Big Ben which has removed black paint from the 1930s and renewed the original colour scheme as conceived by Barry and Pugin.

The article can be seen at big-ben-westminster

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