An Old Favorite
On a grim day in Oxford, I decided to remember the summer fondly. This is the final pitch of Via Steiger+NW Ridge on Punta d’Albigna in Italy. 600m of F5ish granite to dime size summit. Our Swiss friends were following us closely due to the intense fog and their uncertainties with route finding. Peter and I found the the day quite clear compared to a few in Wales. Notably a way when we...
This time next week, Scott Simon and I will be in legging it to Paris to start our 2-week rail tour of Europe. London-Paris-Munich-Vienna-Budapest-Istambul via train. Will try to update in medias res, but no promises.
My Thesis Proposal
So. Here for public ridicule and laughter is the Thesis propoasl of Zach Stone. Perhaps I will post other elements of various DPhil/PhD applications for general consumption. ‘Re-Reading Early English Exegesis: Relationships between Latin Theology and Early Vernacular Literature’ I intend to interrogate the relationship between Latin Theology and Vernacular literature by focusing...
Two Sleeping Saints
I was combing though old pictures and came across this set of photos. The upper one is the tomb of St. Augustine, the lower the tomb of St. Boethius. Both are in the Basillica of San Pietro in Ciel d’Oro in Pavia. Augustine’s is directly behind the high alter, and Bothius’ immediatly below Augustine’s in the crypt. I found the juxtaposition interesting, as both have...
Bowties and Banter
The formal halls and dinners are Oxford institutions, as venerable as the Rad Cam, evensong or G&D’s. Some colleges take it very seriously, holding a formal hall every night and requiring those desirous to attend to do so in gown and appropriate attire. Other colleges, like Wadham, have done away with the ‘formal’ hall on all but special occasions. Some are notorius for...