Sunday, 20 December 2009

University of St. Andrews lion feels the cold?

The rampant lion as depicted on the coat of arms at St. Andrews University in Fife appears to be feeling the cold as much as the rest of us, with a symbolic loss of manhood (lionhood?!)! The disappearance of the vital part is apparently not in any way missing due to the appointment of the first female principal, Dr. Louise Richardson. A spokesperson has apparently claimed that "Anything that's been through 600 St Andrews winters is going to be feeling the cold more than most."

For more on the story, visit
www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/scottish-news/2009/12/20/ancient-symbol-for-st-andrews-university-loses-its-manhood-86908-21911090/.

The university's Arms, as matriculated by the Court of the Lord Lyon in 2006, can be seen at
www.st-andrews.ac.uk/about/Universitycoatofarms/. (Before the surgery...!)

Chris

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