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The Henry Dunster Society


Registration number 20080930A


This certifies that the heraldic arms of The Henry Dunster Society are registered as an original design and are described by the blazon below

Arms: Argent two bendlets Sable and Azure in sinister chief a crescent Sable on a chief wavy Azure a galleon under sail Argent St George's Cross flying on her masts proper.
Crest: On a torse Argent and Azure the head and neck of a swan erased proper holding in its beak a key bendwise wards lowermost to base Or.




Organization information

The inaugural meeting of the Henry Dunster Society of the Bury Grammar Schools was held at Harvard University in September, 2008. The Society is named for Henry Dunster (1609-1659), an alumnus of the Bury School. Dunster went up to Magdalene College, Cambridge, and subsequently became Curate of Bury Parish Church and the third Headmaster of the Bury School. In 1640, ahead of the English Civil War, Dunster emigrated to Massachusetts, where he was offered and accepted a position as the first President of Harvard College, now Harvard University. The Society exists to bring together from time to time alumni/ae of the Schools who live outside Britain, and to help them support new School initiatives. The arms of the Society join those of the Schools with a ship symbolizing Dunsterís journey to America.

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Geoffrey Wandesforde-Smith

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