One of the obligations on a college such as Hertford is responsibility for the legacies bequeathed by earlier generations, a duty that represents not just antiquarian curiosity but also trusteeship for future generations. This heritage embraces familiar buildings and spaces, artefacts, books and college records. While preservation of this heritage inevitably competes with other urgent demands, the college takes this responsibility seriously and hopes that others will help share in this duty to the future.  

Heritage can inspire critical reappraisal of present assumptions and future plans. A college without memory is a college without soul or self-awareness.