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Oxford University - St. Catherine's College (England)

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[Flag of St. Catherine's College] image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 12 February 2019
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Description of the flag

The flag is a banner of arms (ratio 1:2).
Source: Twitter account
Coat of Arms:
Shield Sable, a saltire Ermine between four bladed wheels Or.
Motto on white scroll beneath: “NOVA ET VETERA” (= The New and the Old)
The college was the successor of St Catherine’s Society and was established as a college in 1962. It was originally a delegacy of the University and using the arms of the University with two differences : the words on the book have been changed to “SAPIENTIA ET FELICITATE” and there was a canton Argent, charged with a bladed wheel Gules. Formerly another shield was used indiscriminately with the one mentioned, blazoned as follows: “Shield Gules, a bend Argent, charged with three bladed wheels Gules”). It is now used only by the Boat Club. Neither of these coats of arms have been granted. The College is currently using the device here appended. By legend St. Catherine of Alexandria was condemned to be broken on the wheel but it shattered at her touch and she was instead beheaded.
https://www.theheraldrysociety.com/articles/oxford-university-and-its-colleges/
The current coat of arms is similar to that one of St. Hugh’s coat of arms, which displays four fleurs-de-lys instead of the bladed wheels. Source does not mention, whether it was inspired from the arms of St. Hugh’s or whether the similarities occurred incidentally.

Source: https://issuu.com/oxfordalumni/docs/ot-michaelmas-15/50
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St_Catherine%27s_College,_Oxford
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 12 February 2019


Old Arms

[Old Arms of St. Catherine's College] image located by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 13 March 2019

Source:
https://www.akpool.co.uk/postcards/26543595-studentika-wappen-postcard-oxford-university-arms-of-the-colleges-of-oxford
https://www.alamy.com/stock-photo-three-postcards-showing-the-oars-flags-and-arms-of-oxford-university-79810690.html

Klaus-Michael Schneider, 13 March 2019


Boat Club

[Flag of the College Boat Club] image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 13 March 2019

The flag is red, parted by a white bend, cotized red-white and charged with three red bladed wheels.
http://catzrowing.org/gallery/2015-2016-season/ and https://www.facebook.com/StCatzBC/photos/a.427961127229604/1122203937805316/?type=1&theater
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 13 March 2019


Blades

Current
[Blade] image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 18 March 2019
Blade is French grey with red (officially cerise) bladed wheel, the symbol of the patron saint.

Source: (for current versions): https://www.reddit.com
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 18 March 2019