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Pembroke College, Oxford, Coat of Arms

 
 
Pembroke College, Oxford, Coat of Arms Marker image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, September 4, 2011
1. Pembroke College, Oxford, Coat of Arms Marker
Inscription.
This Pembroke College, Oxford, Coat of Arms
is a gift
to The George Washington University
from the Fellows of the College


Pembroke College, Oxford, was founded in 1624 by James I and two “rich citizens of Abingdon.” The College was named after the third Earl of Pembroke, who was Chancellor of Oxford University at the time. He was expected to make a substantial benefactions; unhappily, he died in 1630 without doing so. Charles I gave the College an important endowment. Buildings once owned by Cardinal Thomas Wolsey are now part of the Pembroke campus. Samuel Johnson was a student at Pembroke. Likewise, James Smithson, after whom is named the Smithsonian Institution. Also, Senator J. William Fulbright was a Rhodes Scholar at Pembroke prior to enrolling at GW Law School.

For some time Pembroke has had a close relationship with The George Washington University, accommodating junior-year-aboard students and others from Foggy Bottom such as graduate students studying as J. B. and Maurice C. Shapiro Scholars.

May 17, 1998

Robert B. Stephens, Esq.; Master, Pembroke College, Oxford University
Stephen Joel Trachtenberg, Esq.; President, The George Washington University

 
Erected 1998 by Fellows of
Close-up, Pembroke College, Oxford, Coat of Arms image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, September 4, 2011
2. Close-up, Pembroke College, Oxford, Coat of Arms
the Pembroke College, Oxford & The George Washington University.
 
Location. 38° 53.978′ N, 77° 2.876′ W. Marker is in Foggy Bottom, District of Columbia, in Washington. Marker is on H Street, NW east of 22nd Street, NW. Click for map. Marker is on a pedestal in front of Schenley Residence Hall. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2121 H Street, NW, Washington DC 20052, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Aleksandr Pushkin (within shouting distance of this marker); Leonard A. Grimes (within shouting distance of this marker); Ingrid Bergman (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); GW's River Horse (about 300 feet away); George Gamow (about 400 feet away); Edward Teller (about 500 feet away); Announcement of the Atomic Age (about 500 feet away); Marquis de Lafayette Hall (about 500 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Foggy Bottom.
 
Also see . . .  Pembroke College, Oxford. Wikipedia (Submitted on September 11, 2011, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.) 
 
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Pembroke College, Oxford, Coat of Arms Marker image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, September 4, 2011
3. Pembroke College, Oxford, Coat of Arms Marker
Schenley Hall, GWU image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, September 4, 2011
4. Schenley Hall, GWU
 
 
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