Last modified: 2020-11-21 by rob raeside
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The flag is red with centred arms (ratio 1:2)
Coat of Arms:
Gules, on a chevron between in chief two lion’ heads erased Argent, in base a sword Argent with pommel and hilt Or and enfiled with a wreath of laurel proper, three ravens Sable.
The college was founded in 1952. St. Anne’s was originally called the Society for Home Students. Its 4th Principal Eleanor Plumer, obtained a large gift from Amy Hartland, and in 1942 renamed it the Society of St. Anne (the Virgin Mary’s mother by Christian and Islamic tradition). Hartland left her entire large estate to the College in 1945. Its coat of arms is that of the Principal’s father, Field Marshal Herbert Viscount Plumer, credited with a major victory at Ypres and one of the few military leaders, whose reputation after WW1 was enhanced.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 12 February 2019
The St. Anne's College Boat Club official Facebook profile displays the same shield: https://www.facebook.com/StAnnesBC (Redington is a sponsor of the team).
A flag flown at the boathouse, likely
at the Summer Eights, a four-day regatta of bumps races which constitutes the
University's main intercollegiate rowing event of the year, displays the shield
as a banner of arms, but lacks the sword and wreath.
Esteban Rivera, 19 September 2020
image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 18 March 2019
Blade is red with black washboard.
Source: (for current versions):
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 18 March 2019