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Wadham College of Oxford University (photo by "inel") can be seen at
The college website is at http://www.wadham.ox.ac.uk. Founded in 1610
by Nicholas Wadham (endowment) and his wife Dorothy (realization), whose arms
became those of the College. An old rendering (the College flag is a
banner-of-arms) is at
Blazon, quoted from the University Calendar 2003-4: Gules, a chevron between three roses argent, seeded or, barbed vert impaling gules, a bend or between two escallops argent.
Jan Mertens, 9 August 2008
The flag is a banner of arms (ratio 1:1).
Shield parted per pale at dexter Gules a chevron Argent between three roses Argent barbed Vert; at sinister Gules, a bend Or between two scallops Argent.
Meaning: The college was founded in 1610 by Dorothy Wadham, formerly Petre, according to the will of her late husband Nicholas Wadham (1531-1609). The foundation stone was laid on the site of the house of the Austin Friars in 1610, but the Society was founded in 1612. The arms used are those of the family arms of Wadham at dexter and Petre at sinister.
Source: 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/Wadham_College,_Oxford.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 9 February 2019
image provided by Tobias M. Sullivan, 27 September 2013
These arms appear to be those of Wadham College. If those are oars behind the
arms, that would suggest this pin is from Wadham College Boat Club. I don't see
anything suggesting they use those arms, though, but if not, they might know
Peter Hans van den Muijzenberg, 2 October 2013
A flag flown at the boathouse, likely
at the Summer Eights, a four-day regatta of bumps races which constitutes the
University's main intercollegiate rowing event of the year, displays a light
blue flag, thought to be from the Wadham College Boat Club.
Esteban Rivera, 19 September 2020
image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 20 March 2019
Blade is celestial blue with a white cross patty, i.e. the flag pattern.
Source: (for current versions):
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 20 March 2019