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CEM Students' Union Colours Awards

Students’ Union Colour Awards, 1940s – 1960’s

The Students’ Union was established in 1930 and, after the war, the student life of the College returned to its former glory.

Colours Awards were recorded between the 1940s and 1960s. These awards were for a range of sports, from cricket to rifles, from rowing to rugby (or ‘ruggers’, as it is listed on one of the pages). These Students’ Union Colours Awards illustrate how broad and social College life was across decades. In addition to sporting activities, the Students’ Union had a Motor Club, Sailing Club, Debating and Literary Society, and Photographic, Gramophone, Jazz and Musical Societies.

A book of Colours Awards is held by UCEM in its collection at Shinfield Grange.