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Phineas has been UCL’s mascot since the beginning of March, 1900. On Ladysmith Day, daredevil Jasper Blaxland and his followers, with great presence of mind and skill, made off with the wooden highlander from outside Catesby’s. That was the beginning of mascotry - a phenomenon that endured throughout the century and saw UCL’s mascot being kidnapped, hanged on lamp posts and even put on a train for Newcastle. But fear not: Phineas was always revenged!

Go through these pages to find out more about Phineas and the legendary rivalry between UCL and KCL.

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