Selwyn College (Cambridge University)

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Country: United Kingdom
Campus/location : Cambridge

Arms of Selwyn College (Cambridge University)

Official blazon

Arms : Per pale gules and argent, a cross potent quadrate [per pale] argent and Or between four crosses paty, those to the dexter argent, those to the sinister Or, for the See of Lich­ field, impaling Argent, on a bend cotised sable three annulets Or, for Selwyn; all within a bordure sable.
Crest: On a wreath Or and purpure, In front of a book erect, bound gules, edged, clasped and garnished Or, a representation of the pastoral staff of Bishop Selwyn


The arms were officially granted on December 3, 1964.

Selwyn College, founded by public subscription in 1882, was named after George Augustus Selwyn, Bishop of Lichfield, and uses his arms.

Arms of Selwyn College (Cambridge University)

The arms on a tobacco card, (1922)


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