|Shield of the Regent's Park |
College Coat of Arms. It is a
Permanent Private Hall (PPH).
Blazon: Argent on a cross gules an open Bible proper irradiated or the pages inscribed with the words DOMINUS JESUS in letters sable on a chief wavy azure fish or.
Authority: The arms appear to be of no authority and are therefore unofficial. They appear to date to 1927, when the College moved to Oxford.
Full Achievement: The arms have a motto – Omnia probate quod bonus tenet. This is from St. Paul's First Epistle to the Thessalonians 5:21 and is translated: "Test all things; hold fast to that which is good." The achievement includes a crest that appears to be the facade of a building where the college was located in London.
|Full achievement of the coat of arms.|
The crest is a building that is not identified
anywhere on the official websites.
Intellectual and Religious History: The College's original mission was to provide a place for nonconformists – followers of Protestant religions other than the Church of England – to study. It offered a University-level education in the Arts and Law and trained future Baptist clergy as well as people like classical scholar W.H.D. Rouse and cricketer-turned-Liberal-politician Sir Joseph Francis Leese. Regent’s Park College was affiliated with the newly formed University of London as early as 1841. In 1927, the College moved to its third, current, site in Oxford. In 1957 it became a Permanent Private Hall (PPH) of the University of Oxford. Located in the heart of the city and University, Regent’s Park College is known for its friendly atmosphere and notable achievements of its undergraduates and postgraduates.
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