Last modified: 2009-12-26 by rob raeside
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The flag is a Banner of Arms of Corpus Christi College. It is divided into
quarters with the upper left and lower right quarters being red with a white
pelican-in-her-piety, representing the Body of Christ, and the upper right and
lower left quarters being bluer with three white lily flowers representing the
contributed by Jan Mertens, 2 July 2008
image by António Martins-Tuválkin, 9 August 2009
By tradition, the flag flown at Leckhampton [a graduate student
residence] also has the addition of a green border. Green is the traditional
colour associated with Leckhampton and which serves to distinguish it from the
rest of the College, so the green bordered 'banner of arms' flag is often simply
referred to as the 'Leckhampton Flag'.
Jan Mertens, 2 July 2008
image by António Martins-Tuválkin, 10 August 2009
http://www.corpus.cam.ac.uk/mcr/file/leck_flag.png, the original image shows
a sort of yellow fimbriation around the inside of the bordure, but the text
doesn't mention it.
António Martins-Tuválkin, 10 August 2009
image by António Martins-Tuválkin, 8 August 2009
About college clubs flags:
Clubs flags date from the mid-19th century, and have almost fallen out of use in Cambridge, although not entirely. ...
Clubs flags are unusual in that they specifically belong to the student body, rather than the fellowship. ... clubs flags are somewhat informal by their nature, ... exact shade ... is not specified.
On days when the banner of arms flag is not flown, the 'clubs' flag of
Corpus Christi is usually flown. ... Corpus's clubs flag is roughly 3 by 5 and
red over white. ... the exact shade of red is not specified and varies widely
from the 'raspberry' pink of the college scarf to the 'ox-blood' maroon of the
boat club. Usually, the clubs flag is a simple, bright, red colour, largely
because such flags are easily obtainable. At Leckhampton, the clubs flag is
usually flown with green streamers attached to the upper hoist, representing the
António Martins-Tuválkin, 8 August 2009