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, 8 June 2017

General Election


Well, this morning I have gone and done my duty and voted in the General Election.

It has been the most sterile and depressing election I can recall, with bad temper and cheap jibes abounding, and interrupted by terrorist violence  - which remind sus all of what the real issues are.

We shall have to see what the results bring overnight but I continue to feel this has been an unnecessary campaign and one which from the government side has been badly managed and presented.



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