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[Flag of Nuffield College] image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 5 March 2019

Nuffield College
Full name: The Warden and Fellows of Nuffield College in the University of Oxford
Coat of Arms:
Ermine, a fess Or charged with three pears Sable between in chief two roses Gules barbed Vert and seeded Or, and in base a pair of scales Or.
The college was founded in 1937 after a donation to the University of Oxford by William Richard Morris, 1st Viscount Nuffield (18671963), the industrialist, philanthropist and founder of Morris Motors, based in Oxford-Cowley. One of his foundations on request provided any hospital in the Commonwealth with iron lungs. The college was the first in modern times to have a defined subject focus, namely the social sciences. The pears on the golden fess are probably referring to Worcester, the birth place of Lord Nuffield. The arms were officially granted on 5 May 1958.
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Klaus-Michael Schneider, 5 March 2019