Wednesday, 30 September 2015

Nostalgia

Lately re-discovered the print of Trinity College Chapel I was given when I left it. HL has strapped it to the bookcase next to my desk. It's a handsome print, of a handsome building. It was chosen by my colleague, the Dean. "Well, you seemed to like the thing so much". And I did. The College was re-founded by Henry VIII and our chapel funded by his daughter Mary I. It might well be the grandest building I have ever felt at home in. The students, far more sensibly, gave me glasses and a corkscrew! Not all of the glasses survive, but when I look at the print of the chapel, all of the kind and interesting people I met there, do.

Richard Haggis
Barton-upon-Bayswater, Oxford
September 2015

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