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.

Friday, 8 July 2022

A History of Strawberries

One of the perennial journalistic cliches of this time of year is that of strawberries and cream at Wimbledon. That fact is used as the beginning of what is an interesting article in Country Life about the historic development and use of strawberries both here and abroad.

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