University of Bristol

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Country: United Kingdom
Campus/location : Bristol

Arms of University of Bristol

Official blazon

Arms : Argent, on a cross quadrate gules, a representation of the Arms of the City of Bristol, between in pale a sun in splendour and an proper, leaved and clasped Or, and inscribed with the words "Nisi quia Dominus", and in the fesse to the dexter a dolphin embowed and to the sinister a horse courant, both of the third.
Motto: Vim promovet insitam.


The arms were officially granted on December 4, 1909.

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The arms on a tobacco card 1923

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