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Oxford University - St. Edmund Hall (England)

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[Flag of St. Edmund Hall] image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 11 February 2019
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Description of the flag

The flag is a banner of arms (ratio 1:1).
Coat of Arms:
Shield Or, a cross patonce Gules between four Cornish choughs proper, i.e. Sable armed Gules.
The college has a claim to be "the oldest academical society for the education of undergraduates in any university" and is the last surviving medieval hall at the University of Oxford. The college was founded in 1236, some say in 1226, by St. Edward of Abingdon, Archbishop of Canterbury from 1233 to 1240, born as Edmund Rich around 1174. The college arms are attributed to its founder. The birds are variously referred to as sea-pies, oyster-catchers and Cornish choughs.

Source: John P. Brooke-Little: Oxford University and its Colleges, Oxford 1962(?), available online at and,_Oxford.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 11 February 2019


[Blade] image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 19 March 2019
Blade is yellow with a red cross patoncy, i.e. the flag pattern without birds.

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Klaus-Michael Schneider, 19 March 2019