Obit of the day
Professor Malcolm Parkes' obituary is in today's Times. He was a paleographer and an expert on medieval handwriting at Keble College, Oxford. Here's an excerpt:
"His funeral sermon recalled his role in a student production of Richard II when the college chaplain, now a bishop, pushed him in a wheelbarrow down the aisle of the chapel as together they played the cameo scene of the gardeners, as variations on Bill and Ben, the Flowerpot Men were played on the organ."
One of his students said, "his generosity of spirit was as remarkable as his generosity with spirits was legendary."