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Whewell Court, Trinity College, Sidney Street gate

Whewell Street gate, Sidney Street

Whewell Court, Sidney Street entrance

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There is an inscription on the oriel window above the gateway to the court commented on by Nancy Gregory in Cambridge Inscriptions Explained:

PACI 1860 SACRUM

Sacred to Peace 1860

William Whewell, Master of Trinity, paid for the Court and also endowed the professorship of International Law. Whewell’s will included the following about the role of international law:

to diminish the evils of war and finally to extinguish was between nations

The motto for the coat of arms granted to Whewell is LAMPADA TRADAM (I will pass on the torch), symbolising a professor passing on the torch of knowledge to his students. This is shown in the stonework.

 

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