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The flag is a banner of arms (ratio 1:2).
Coat of Arms:
Shield Argent, three eagles Gules armed Or and ordered 2:1, the breast of the first charged with a 6-point mullet Or. No part of the blazon: the eagle in base is bigger.
The college was founded in 1341 by Robert de Eglesfield in honour of Queen Philippa of Hainault, the wife of King Edward III of England. The founder had been the chaplain of the Queen, who is sometimes considered to be the co-founder. The College uses the canting arms of its founder, whose name is derived from eagles’ field. The mullet may well be a mark of difference, though it is highly unlikely that it indicated a third house, for such distinctions were not used in the middle of the 14th century.
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/The_Queen%27s_College,_Oxford.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 11 February 2019
image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 18 March 2019
Blade is navy blue parted by a white fess.
Blade is blue like Corpus Christi, no image.
Source: (for current versions):
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 18 March 2019