Bendlets, bordures and much else: the rich and varied heraldry of Exeter College

Patric Dickinson CVO read Modern History at Exeter and was later called to the Bar. He has worked at the College of Arms since 1968 and was a herald for 42 years, latterly holding the post of Clarenceux King of Arms from which he retired in 2021. He was also Secretary of the Order of the Garter from 2004 to 2024. He has been President of the Society of Genealogists since 2005 and a Bencher of Middle Temple since 2015. He was a Visiting Fellow at New College in 2022 and at Exeter in 2022-23.

Patric Dickinson has been carrying out a detailed survey of the coats of arms that can be seen around the College, most notably in the Hall and the Chapel but also in the Front Quad, the SCR and the College archives. In this illustrated talk, he will explore Exeter’s heraldry and say something about the many benefactors who are commemorated armorially.