Should you open an early book from our special collections, you will likely find on the inside cover this wonderful bookplate featuring St Hilda of Whitby (614-680) , after whom the College is named. The Annual Report 1925–1926 noted its creation:
"Mr New has designed a beautiful common seal with a full length figure of St Hilda, a book-plate and a badge for note paper adapted from the seal design, as well as a less elaborate badge for the College blazer." [PUB 001/29]
Artist Edmund Hort New (1871–1931) was a prominent book illustrator and member of The Birmingham Group of Artists which was associated with the Arts and Crafts Movement.