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Oxford Inscriptions: Hertford College


Hertford College

 

AD • FONTES • AQVARUM
SICUT • CERVUS • ANHELAT

[As a hart doth pant
for streams of water]

 

This motto over Hertford College’s main entrance is taken from from Psalm 42:1.

The college is descended from two ancient university halls: Hart Hall and Magdalen Hall. This central section of the main part of the college was built by Jackson between 1887 and 1889; but the door with scrolly flowers underneath this inscription dates from the mid-seventeenth century.

 

 

Wikipedia:
Hertford College, Oxford

Stephanie Jenkins, 2013