Brunel University

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BRUNEL UNIVERSITY

Country: United Kingdom
Campus/location : London

Arms (crest) of Brunel University

Official blazon

Arms : Azure, a pair of dividers chevronwise proper, in base on a pile re­ versed Or a lozenge ermine; a chief enarched in the form of a bridge of masonry proper.
Crest: On a wreath of the colours, A swan, wings addorsed, proper, about the neck a. mural crown Or, resting the dexter foot on a cogwheel proper.

Origin/meaning

The arms were officially granted on June 12, 1970.

The masonry arch symbolises I. K. Brunel’s bridges. The compasses and the cogwheel symbolise technology.

The ermine lozenge is an allusion to the Arms of Lord Halsbury, the first Chancellor of the University.

The crest with a swan symbolises Uxbridge.


Literature: http://www.brunel.ac.uk/services/external-relations/house-style/coat-of-arms