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Cambridge University - Corpus Christi College (England)

Last modified: 2009-12-26 by rob raeside
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[Corpus Christi College] image by António Martins-Tuválkin, 9 August 2009
image redrawn using the coat of arms at 
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Description of the flag

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 Virgin Mary.
contributed by Jan Mertens, 2 July 2008

Leckhampton Flag

[Leckhampton flag] 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

[Leckhampton flag] image by António Martins-Tuválkin, 10 August 2009

At, 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

College Clubs Flag

[College Clubs flag] 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 Campus.
António Martins-Tuválkin, 8 August 2009