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Oxford University - Balliol College (England)

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[Flag of Balliol College] image located by Jan Mertens, 20 July 2008
Source: http://flickr.com/photos/62479575@N00/2077284163
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Description of the flag

The flag of Balliol College of Oxford University is seen at http://flickr.com/photos/62479575@N00/2077284163 where it is being flown on the last day of Michaelmas Term 2007. Another photo can be found at http://www.bcbc.co.uk/resources/flag.jpg. The college home page also shows the arms and the flag.
The blazon, from the University Calendar is "Azure, a lion rampant argent, crowned or, impaling gules, an orle argent." An old rendering of the arms can be seen at the http://www.heraldryshop.biz/catalogue/tobaccocards/wills/willsoxcam_clip_image022.jpg page. From earthfriendars.tripod.com we learn that the lion represents Galloway, and the orle Balliol proper.
Jan Mertens, 20 July 2008