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Oxford University - Trinity College (England)

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[Flag of Trinity College] image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 9 February 2019
Based on: http://picasaweb.google.com/spauff/ArrivingAtOxfordTrinityCollege/photo#5067446435838592754
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Description of the flag

The flag is a banner of arms of the College - see http://www.trinity.ox.ac.uk/college/archive/ or http://www.heraldryshop.biz/catalogue/tobaccocards/wills/willsoxcam_clip_image039.jpg. It is described at http://www.btinternet.com/~akme/ocltrin2.html as "Party per pale or and azure, on a chevron between three griffins heads erased four fleurs-de-lys, all counterchanged of the field."
Jan Mertens, 12 July 2008

Full name: The College of the Holy and Undivided Trinity in the University of Oxford, of the foundation of Sir Thomas Pope (Knight)
The flag is is a banner of arms (ratio 1:2).
Coat of Arms:
Shield parted per pale Or an Azure, on a chevron between three griffins’ heads tongued Gules erased four fleurs-de-lys, all counter-changed.
Meaning: Durham College was founded in about 1286. It was for the Benedictine Monks of Durham and was a cell of that Monastery. In 1544 it was suppressed and in 1555 Trinity College was founded by Sir Thomas Pope, aided by his wife, and they used the old buildings of Durham College. Trinity uses the arms of its founder.

Sources: John P. Brooke-Little: Oxford University and its Colleges, Oxford 1962(?), available online at https://www.theheraldrysociety.com/articles/oxford-university-and-its-colleges/ and https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trinity_College,_Oxford.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 9 February 2019


Blades

Current
[Blade] image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 19 March 2019
Blade is blue with a white stripe.

Source: (for current versions): https://www.reddit.com
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 19 March 2019