Category Archives: Oxford

Remarks for “Foundations of Place” Panel

My colleagues, John Willis and Jerry Smith, have given better talks than I ever could about the historical situation of the University’s founding a century and half or so ago, and of course I always tremble to follow Jim Peterman.  … Continue reading

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Stations of the Cross

It’s Good Friday, and in Sewanee that means that at noon a large cross will be slowly carried from the School of Theology to All Saints’ Chapel by various members of the university and community.  Following the Way of the … Continue reading

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Behind the Times in Sewanee

This past Sunday morning, I went up into Breslin Tower here in Sewanee to watch the clock being re-set for Daylight Savings Time. Keith Henley, who has been overseeing the clock for the past two years and seems to know … Continue reading

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Protected: Eagle and Child

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Piper at the Gate

I swear this is the last post about The Wind in the Willows, but I came across a picture on my hard drive that I’d taken this summer of an Oxford doorpost, and it reminded me of a famous passage … Continue reading

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Protected: In Search of Toad Hall

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Protected: An Empty Library, A Tower of Wind

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