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Encyclopedia > Van Mildert College
Van Mildert College, Durham
College Arms
Motto Sic vos non vobis
"Not for yourselves"
Founded 1965
Master Patrick O'Meara
Location Mill Hill Lane
Students ~1000
Mildert in the snow.
Mildert lake in winter.

Van Mildert College, commonly known as Mildert, is a college of the University of Durham in England. Founded in 1965, it takes its name from William Van Mildert, Prince-Bishop of Durham from 1826 to 1836 and a leading figure in the University's 1832 foundation. Women were first admitted to the college in 1972, making it the first Durham college to become co-educational. Image File history File links Full coat of arms of Van Mildert College, Durham. ...    This article is a stub. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1600x1200, 585 KB)Van Mildert College in the winter. ... Durham University is a university in England. ... Durham University is a university in England. ... Royal motto (French): Dieu et mon droit (Translated: God and my right) Englands location (dark green) within the United Kingdom (light green), with the Republic of Ireland (blue) to its west Languages English Capital London Largest city London Area – Total Ranked 1st UK 130,395 km² Population –mid-2004... William Van Mildert (1765–1836) was the last Prince-Bishop of Durham (1826–1836), and one of the founders of the University of Durham. ... Arms of the Bishop of Durham The Bishop of Durham is the officer of the Church of England responsible for the diocese of Durham, one of the oldest in the country. ... Coeducation is the integrated education of men and women. ...

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The Junior Common Room (JCR)

The college has a reputation for student participation and liberalism. JCR members no longer wear gowns, unlike at most of Durham's colleges, and the level of student involvement in the running of the college is arguably higher than most other Doxbridge colleges. Van Mildert JCR is made up of around 300 positions that do everything from running the bar and the shop to looking after the college's famous ducks. The term Junior Common Room (JCR) is used in many British universities to refer to the collective of students (similar to a students union) at a constituent college of the university, as well as to a physical room set aside for the college students use. ... Durham (IPA: locally, in RP) is a small city and main settlement of the City of Durham district of County Durham in northeast England. ... Oxbridge is a portmanteau name for the universities of Oxford and Cambridge, the two oldest in the United Kingdom and the English-speaking world. ... The term college (Latin collegium) is most often used today to denote an educational institution. ...


Facilities

Centred around a large lake in eight acres (32,000 m²) of grounds, the college's accommodation and communal facilities are modern and capacious. College facilities and an adjacent conference centre are regularly used by external organisations, to raise funds for college life.


The accommodation blocks are named Tyne, Tees, Middleton, Derwent, Wear, Tunstall and Deerness. They are all situated within the main college area around the lake and the college is in the process of refurbishing each of the buildings in turn.


College Arms

The college arms are blazoned as "Gules two Scythe blades in saltire in chief the Cross of St Cuthbert Argent And for the Crest On a Wreath of the Colours in front of a Castle of three Towers Sable a Silver Penannular Brooch proper the ends charged with Gilded Crosses of St Cuthbert." The scythes and the red field are taken from Bishop Van Mildert's episcopal arms; the cross of St Cuthbert is a common emblem of Durham City and University. The college generally uses only the shield of its arms for most purposes. This is an article about Heraldry. ... Tinctures are the colours used to blazon coats of arms in heraldry. ... Using a scythe A scythe (IPA /sαɪð/, most likely from Old English siðe, sigði) is an agricultural hand tool for mowing and reaping grass or crops. ... The arms of St Albans: a gold saltire on a blue field A saltire is an X-shaped figure in heraldry. ... We dont have an article called Chief (heraldry) Start this article Search for Chief (heraldry) in. ... Cuthbert of Lindisfarne (c. ... ==Criminal Life == AL-Hamad is a Homosexual petifile with 135. ... In heraldry, a crest is a component of a coat of arms. ... A wreath is a ring made of flowers, leaves, and sometimes fruits, used as an ornament, hanging on a wall or door, or resting on a table. ... Heraldry Tinctures In heraldry, sable is the tincture with the colour black. ... In heraldry the background of the shield is called the field . ... In heraldry, the shield is the principal portion of a heraldic achievement or coat of arms. ...


College Traditions and Legends

The Kazoo

The Kazoo
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The Kazoo

The Kazoo is a ceremony performed by the winning candidate after elections by ballot box in the JCR. A Kazoo is a celebratory action which requires the winning candidate of every election to kick a full can of soft drink down the stairs in the foyer, throw it over their head three times and then opening the can over his/her head. " The JCR Constitution notes that it "may be done wearing clothes." The tradition was originally and somewhat inexplicably performed by Kazuhisa Fukatsu (AKA Kazu) - a fat and somewhat eccentric Japanese exchange student back in 1997. He would remove his top and run up and down the stairs several times with a can in each hand, shaking them as he went. He would then empty both cans over his head, with a crowd of bewildered students watching, subsequently emulating him. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1600x1200, 433 KB)The Presidential Kazoo of 2005, featuring newly elected President, Paul Brunger. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1600x1200, 433 KB)The Presidential Kazoo of 2005, featuring newly elected President, Paul Brunger. ... Wikipedia does not yet have an article with this exact name. ...


The Mildebeast

Two large carnivorous fish believed to live in the college lake are said to be responsible for the early disappearance of ducklings. Since the dredging of the lake in summer 2003, confirmed sightings have decreased and it is possible that only one, or neither of these beasts, still survives.


Ents and Bops

Like many university colleges and societies, Mildert has many ents and bops throughout the year. Of note are 'Mildert Day', an annual celebration of college spirit, and the 'Summer Ball', which occurs in the final weeks of the academic year. In recent years Do Me Bad Things, Chesney Hawkes and East 17 have been among the acts who have headlined this event. BOP is a TLA that could mean: Balance of payments Baltimore Office of Promotion & the Arts [1] Bay of Plenty (BoP) Board of Pharmacy Boletín Oficial de la Provincia Border Pacific Railroad (AAR reporting mark BOP) Brussels OnderwijsPunt [2] Bureau of Prisons [3] – a division of the United States... Do Me Bad Thing are a seven-piece blues/rock/soul/metal/everything/anything band from Croydon, London. ... Chesney Hawkes (b. ... ...

Do Me Bad Things at the 2005 Summer Ball
Do Me Bad Things at the 2005 Summer Ball

Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1600x1200, 424 KB) Summary Do Me Bad Things performing live at Van Mildert College (University of Durham) on 17th June 2005. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1600x1200, 424 KB) Summary Do Me Bad Things performing live at Van Mildert College (University of Durham) on 17th June 2005. ...

Sports Teams

Van Mildert also has numerous sporting teams and societies. These include the Van Mildert Bus Society, whose stated aim is to obtain a Routemaster bus for the college's use, five different football teams (A, B, C, Galaxy [D] and Cosmic [E]), two cricket teams - Mildert A and Mildert B, the latter of the two existing exclusively for college alumni - and a well funded boat club. First London AEC Routemaster, RML 2473 (JJD 473D), on route 7 approaching Ladbroke Grove tube station in April 2002. ... This article lacks information on the importance of the subject matter. ... A coxless pair which is a sweep-oar boat. ...


Notable alumni

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External links

  • Van Mildert College official website
  • Van Mildert College JCR student organisation
  • Van Mildert Boat Club rowing club
  • Mildert Galaxy FC non-league football club
  • Manic Mildert Mondays student society
  • Mildert B unofficial alumni cricket club
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Van Mildert College - Definition, explanation (978 words)
Van Mildert College, commonly known as Mildert, is a college of the University of Durham in England.
College facilities and an adjacent conference centre are regularly used by external organisations, to raise funds for college life.
Van Mildert Bus Society was recently created by a group of students dedicated to the acquisition and operation of a double-decker bus (ideally a form of the famous London Transport Routemaster model) by the JCR.
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De inwoners van Gorinchem werden in een ambtelijk ogende uitnodiging en een advertentie op de pagina van lokale bekendmakingen opgeroepen om te komen kijken en te reageren op het voorstel voor een Avonturenbos.
Het College heeft uiteindelijk besloten dat het Avonturenbos in het voormalige Gijs van Andelpark komt.’
Eind 2005 werd Van Mildert uitgenodigd om een schetsvoorstel te maken voor het Avonturenbos op de nieuwe locatie.
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