The College Colours/ Flag

The College uses the colours dark blue and black. The necessity of instituting colours, for the school was considered by Warden Miller in 1883. In a letter to his wife in England he wrote that the general opinion is that the best combination would be one of dark blue and black, black in the middle and blue outside. The College Colours were begun to be used on 15th January 1885.

There is also a generally acceptable interpretation of the College Colours. Blue is the colour of the sea and the sky- of that which is eternal and infinite. It stands for all that is true, noble, right, pure, lovely, admirable, excellent, praiseworthy and most of all divine. Black is the colour of darkness: ignorance, sin, shame and all that is evil and sad. The Blue meets The Black, but it does not stop there. Instead it emerges as Blue again. That which is of positivism, optimism and divine meets that of negativism, pessimism and diabolical and emerges and triumphs in the end. In other words, we believe in things of God, virtue and goodness that which is positive and dynamic; and is victorious over all that are of sinful and hateful.