Templeton College (Oxford University)

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Country: United Kingdom
Campus/location : Oxford
Incorporated into : 2008 Green Templeton College

Arms (crest) of Templeton College (Oxford University)

Official blazon


Templeton College began as the Oxford Centre for Management Studies in 1965. It changed its name in 1983 after a major endowment by Sir John Templeton (1912-2008), a Rhodes Scholar in the university before establishing a successful investment business and devoting his fortune to philanthropy. The college arms featured nautilus shells because as a constantly evolving structure featuring linked yet separate chambers it symbolized the college's culture of independent growth at the intersection of different fields and approaches.

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