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Thursday, 3 December 2009

The Russell Group

Lately I have been roaming the net for necessities to get cracking on some change. These are 13 (out of 20) Russell Group Universities, Britain's equivalent of America's Ivy League. The presence on the list of two of our planet's academic elites is not meant to sound ambitious. Funding is what I had to have a look at all of them for. Their mottos in latin, the 11th in welsh, exude old-world charm.

1 University of Sheffield
Rerum cognoscere causas
To discover the causes of things

2 University of Leeds

Et augibitur scientia
Knowledge will be increased

3 University of Manchester
Cognitio, Sapentia, Humanitas
Knowledge, Wisdon, Humanity

4 University of Birmingham
Per Adua Ad Alta
Through efforts to high things

5 University of Southampton
Strenuis Ardua Cedunt
The heights yeild to endeavor

6 University of Nottingham
Sapentia urbs conditur
A city is built on wisdom

7 University of Bristol
Vim promovet insitam
Learning promotes one's innate power

8 University of Glasgow

Via Veritas vita
The way, the truth, the life

9 University of Liverpool
Haec otia studia fovent
These days of peace foster learning

10 University College London, University of London
Cuncti adsint meritaeque expectent praemia palmae
Let all come who by merit deserve the most reward

11 University of Cardiff

Gwirionedd Undod A chytgord
Truth Unity Harmony

12 University of Oxford
Dominos Illuminatio Mea
The Lord is my light

13 University of Cambridge
Hinc Lucem et pocola sacra
From here light and sacred draughts
~ header from Samulli / click here for more lists ~

18 comments:

Alice Audrey said...

Interesting how often education is associated with heights.

Heather said...

Some enlightening and (hopefully for the students) inspiring mottos. My alma mater's is "Christo et Litteris (For Christ and Learning)" -- the school is affiliated with the Presbyterian church, though it bills itself as "ecumenical."

My post is here

Americanising Desi said...

now that is a learning experience :)

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i beati said...

#7 great one sandy

Hootin' Anni said...

Yep, I would have to agree with Alice in her comment above ....heights and education mix well with future visions of success.

My Thursday Thirteen is posted now...if you'd like to stop by...it's 13 'plays on words' that make you wonder....stop by if you have a chance. Click Here Then, scroll down below my Thursday Thunks Meme....Have a great day.

Anya said...

Hey we are happy you are back !!!!
And with a very interesting post
:-)

Ornery's Wife said...

Fascinating! It makes me think that I might need to find a Latin motto for my own life! What a great list, and I wish you the best in your endeavors toward new heights in learning. May all your financial needs be met and your learning net you tools to reach your dreams!
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Happy TT!!

Brenda ND said...

It's cool to see what Universities pick for their mottos. Happy TT!

Chris said...

interesting... i always learn something new with your posts!

my post is up!

Calico Crazy said...

Funny but they just sound better in Latin, nothing like a dead language to give something mystique. ~ Calico Contemplations

Susan Helene Gottfried said...

I'm with Alice. Associating education with height certainly creates a class structure -- I'd always thought it was finances that set it. But maybe not so much.

Heather said...

Yes, I know I already posted, but read your comment on my blog about wishing they had a 24/7 Christmas station where you are, and wanted to let you know you can listen to "my" station online if interested: WOLX FM.
Happy Christmas!

Adelle Laudan said...

Very interesting. Happy T13!

storyteller said...

Fascinating idea for a T13 ... interesting mottos associated with each. Good luck finding funding! I've shared T-13s at Happily Retired Gal and Sacred Ruminations this week ... just because.
Hugs and blessings,

shopannies said...

learn something new every day ver interesting list

Kristen said...

Good luck in your endeavors. I hope you are able to accomplish what you would like.

Sassy Mama Bear said...

very educational and entertaining T13 this week, I wish I could have finished college...now I just hope to see my kids go to college which is not far off at all.
I hope you'll visit my Thursday Thirteens at The Cafe & The Library.

moorebloglife said...

this is a great list of schools, good luck with the choice/funding.