Downing College (Cambridge University)

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Country: United Kingdom
Campus/location : Cambridge

Arms (crest) of Downing College (Cambridge University)

Official blazon

Arms : Barry of eight argent and vert, a griffin segreant Or within a bordure azure charged with eight roses of the first, barbed and seeded proper.
Motto: Quaerere verum.


The arms were officially granted on April 13, 1801.

Downing College founded in 1800 under the will of Sir George Downing, Bt. The bordure differences the arms of the college from those of the founder.

Arms of Downing College (Cambridge University)

The arms on a tobacco card, (1922)

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