University College (Durham University)

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UNIVERSITY COLLEGE (DURHAM UNIVERSITY)

Country: United Kingdom
Campus/location : Durham

Coat of arms (crest) of University College (Durham University)

Official blazon

Arms: Azure, a cross patonce Or between four lions rampant argent; on a chief of the last a cross of St. Cuthbert sable between two Durham mitres gules.
Motto: Non nobis solum

Origin/meaning

The arms were officially granted on May 29, 1912.

The arms commemorate the founding of the college by the bishop of Durham. The blue field with the gold cross and four lions are the arms of the Diocese of Durham, the mitres represent the bishop and St. Cuthbert's cross is included as Durham cathedral is dedicated to, and is the resting place of St. Cuthbert. The cathedral and University College (housed in Durham Castle) sit opposite one another across a green.


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Literature: Information by Keith Barrow