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The Way, The Truth, The Life

The Way, The Truth, The Life

Above the two plaques featured yesterday and the day before is yet another demonstration of the University’s coat of arms, the umpteenth example around campus. (Yes, I’m trying to find as many of them as possible, so hints and tips in the comments please.)

The University’s motto, Via Veritas Vita, stands for the Way, the Truth, the Life, but any idea where it’s from? The bird, the fish, the tree, the ring and the bell all derive from the miracles of St Mungo, but where do the other two objects in the coat of arms come from, or what do they represent?

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5 responses

  1. Jen

    Are you asking even though you know? If so, ignore me! It’s the university mace and a book to represent learning.

    June 30, 2010 at 5:12 pm

  2. Jen

    Just realised from your tags you did know. So ignore me.

    June 30, 2010 at 5:13 pm

    • Rhetorical question, but good of you to answer! =)

      June 30, 2010 at 5:19 pm

  3. Raj

    “I am the way, the truth, the life” is a bible quote (John 14:1-12 according to google).

    June 30, 2010 at 5:32 pm

    • Bingo. Google is a pretty good place to look for these things. More specifically, I’ve just fallen in love with Google Books in finding numerous old manuscripts and other documents that may hold historical tidbits about the University within them.

      July 1, 2010 at 7:07 am

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