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Brown University

Registration number 20061022N

This certifies that the heraldic arms of Brown University are registered as an original design and are described by the blazon below

Arms: Argent, a cross Gules between four open books of the first, bound of the second.
Crest: A demi-sun issuant radiant Or through clouds Argent.
Motto: In Deo Speramus.


Martha Mitchell’s Encyclopedia Brunoniana

Design rationale

It is supposed that the red cross is the cross of St. George, that the four books denote learning, and that the crest symbolizes the rays of the sun of learning piercing the clouds of ignorance.

Registered by

Michael Swanson


Education, US, B

Roll of Arms