Corpus Christi College Cambridge N/A

Corpus Christi College Cambridge was founded in 1352 by the Guilds of Corpus Christi and of the Blessed Virgin Mary of the Town of Cambridge which had combined in 1350. The College is also known as Benet College, because it is next door to St Benet's Church. The present arms were adopted at the Reformation to replace the earlier more Catholic ones, the floral emblem of the Trinity for the Guild of the Blessed Virgin Mary, and the crown of thorns and other emblems of the passion for the Guild of Corpus Christi. The pelican symbolises the body and blood of Christ and the lily is the emblem of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

Stamp(s) Stamp Information
Corpus Christi College Cambridge (Stamp 1) Arms: Quarterly 1 & 4. A pelican in its piety 2 & 3. three lily flowers
Quarterings: 1 & 4. A pelican in its piety 2 & 3. three lily flowers
Heraldic Charges: lilies (3), Heraldic Charges: pelican
Corpus Christi College Cambridge (Stamp 2) Crest: A pelican in its piety
Heraldic Charges: pelican