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Armorial shield - University College Oxford

Armorial shield - University College Oxford

Code: 2591


H: 10.5" (26.7 cm)W: 7.5" (19.1 cm)


Armorial shield - University College Oxford. Painted tole shield the arms:  Azure, a cross patience between four (sometimes five)  martlets or.  Mounted on an oak shield.  English, circa 1900

University College was founded in 1249 by William of Durham, formally The College of the Great Hall of the University of Oxford. It is claimed to be the oldest college of the university.

Alumni include: Clement Atlee, Harold Wilson, Bill Clinton, Neil Gorsuch, Stephen Hawking,  C.S.Lewis, V.S.Naipaul, Robert Reich, William Beveridge, Bob Hawke, Robert Cecil, and Percy Bysshe Shelley.