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The flag of Balliol College of Oxford University is seen at
http://flickr.com/photos/62479575@N00/2077284163 where it is being flown on
the last day of Michaelmas Term 2007. Another photo can be found at
college home page also shows the arms
and the flag.
The blazon, from the University Calendar is "Azure, a lion rampant argent, crowned or, impaling gules, an orle argent." An old rendering of the arms can be seen at the http://www.heraldryshop.biz/catalogue/tobaccocards/wills/willsoxcam_clip_image022.jpg page. From earthfriendars.tripod.com we learn that the lion represents Galloway, and the orle Balliol proper.
Jan Mertens, 20 July 2008