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Discussion about the flag

The Bristol 'Evening Post', the local evening newspaper, last night (Saturday 22 September 2007) carried a reader's letter headlined 'Help us to fly flag for the city wherever we are'. It's available on the newspaper's website. I find it interesting that there is this increasing awareness of the interest in flying a local/county/regional flag which seems to be spreading from the adjacent English areas which already have flags - Cornwall in the south-west and Northumbria in the north-east. The particular suggestion here - a "flag displaying the city crest" - is problematic. A banner of arms exists and is flown by the City Council in two places. Whether that could or should be made more widely available is debateable.
André Coutanche, 23 September 2007

Bristol University

Bristol University uses a banner of arms as seen at (Flickr photo by "Fintan", uploaded 30 Jun 2005), and (Flickr photo by "lukecanvin", uploaded 20 Jul 2006).

The university page on the arms is at and the logo (which is heraldic in character) is at
Jan Mertens, 7 December 2008

I have also seen a flag based on the logo, but I have seen neither flag very often. Bristol is not a very vexilliferous university - the fact that it has no campus with an entrance and flag-pole may have something to do with it.
André Coutanche, 8 December 2008