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Hoodata Introduction
Hoodata 1 (Spring 1974)
Hoodata 2 (Summer 1974)
Hoodata 3 (Autumn 1974)
Hoodata 4 (Winter 1974/75)
Hoodata 5 (Spring 1975)
Hoodata 6 (Summer 1975)
Hoodata 7 (Autumn 1975)
Hoodata 8 (Summer 1977)
Hoodata 9 (Autumn 1978)
Hoodata 2.1 (April 1980)
Hoodata 2.2 (November 1980)
Hoodata 2.3 (May 1981)
Hoodata 2.4 (December 1981)
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Number SIX (Summer 1975)

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Interest in academic dress continues to grow. This issue includes details of the hoods of the Royal Institute of Chemistry which were introduced recently. It is understood that several other professional bodies are considering the approval of distinctive academic robes for their members who are of graduate- equivalent status. Details of the hoods of several accountancy bodies are not yet to hand but will be announced in the next edition of HOODATA

If readers hear of new hoods, it will be greatly appreciated if full details are sent to the Editor.

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Information has been received that the fifth edition of Haycraft's 'Hood-Book' is now almost sold out and will not be reprinted. Whether a sixth edition will be prepared remains to be seen but with the present financial problems which affect everyone it seems unlikely for some considerable time. The work involved is tremendous as such a publication must be truly up-to-date if it is to be of any use. Perhaps an answer is to confine the next edition to hoods awarded in the British Isles only: it is fairly rare to see an overseas hood and by confining the publication to this area, it should be possible to produce an accurate and financially-viable edition. Indeed, the editor of HOODATA had produced such a manuscript in the late-60's but passed his information to be included in the fifth edition of Haycraft's 'Hood-Book'.

If another edition is prepared, however, it is recommended that the unfortunate omission of an index in the fifth edition must be remedied. The main value of such a work is in a comprehensive index and the main criticism which one hears about the fifth edition of the book is the absence of an index. Of course, the preparation and compilation of such an index is a tremendous task but if the book is limited to the hoods awarded in the British Isles, the job will be reduced to more manageable proportions. Let us hope that something like this will come about.

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Royal Institute of Chemistry
LRIC Simple shape grey russell-cord, edged with four inches of purple silk.

GradRIC Simple shape grey russell cord, lined with purple silk.

MChemA (Mastership in Chemical Analysis) Simple shape grey russell-cord, edged with four inches of gold watered-silk.

Research Diploma (This is of PhD standard) Simple shape grey russell-cord, lined with purple silk and edged with four inches of gold watered-silk.

(Note: Holders of ARIC and FRIC wear one of the above hoods as appropriate to their level of qualification - this rule is necessary because of variations in the academic qualifications required for ARIC and FRIC over the years)

University of Edinburgh
BA (in Arts) Simple shape black silk, lined with white silk and edged with white fur.

BA (in Religious Studies) Simple shape black silk, lined with white silk, bordered with three inches of purple poplin and edged with white fur.

BLitt Simple shape black silk, lined with royal-blue/maize shot-silk, bordered with three inches of ivory poplin and edged with white fur.

D.h.c. (Doctor honoris causa) Full shape black cloth, fully lined and cape faced with silk of an oatmeal colour [This is obviously of the Edinburgh doctors' full shape - NWG].

DSc(SocSci) Simple shape black cloth lined with deep-turquosie silk.

MA (in Religious Studies) Simple shape black silk lined with white silk and bordered with three inches of purple poplin.

MPhil Simple shape black silk, lined with silver silk and bordered with three inches of blue/brown shot silk.

Institute of Arts and Letters
AIAL Simple shape maroon russell-cord, edged with a narrow black velvet ribbon.

FIAL Simple shape maroon russell-cord, lined with grey shot-silk and edged with a narrow black velvet ribbon.

Free Church of England
Bishops' hood Full shape scarlet cloth, fully lined with a pink shot-silk. (This supplements the information on page 38 of the fifth edition of the 'HoodBook' which incorrectly gives details of the FCE Presbyters' hood - this should read 'cowl bound three inches inside and outside with blue silk and the cape edged with ½inch of blue silk'. The pink lining is correct.)

University of London
BHum (Humanities) Full shape black silk with an inside border to the cowl of three inches of pale-pink silk.

College of Preceptors (these are the obsolete hoods which were prescribed prior to 1963)
ACP Full shape black stuff bound all round cowl and cape with ½inch of violet silk. (Note: this hood was abolished in 1921; from then until 1963 this qualification had no hood)

LCP Full shape black silk, partly lined with black watered-silk, edged all round with ½inch violet silk and with a one-inch band of violet silk inside the cowl, one inch from the edging.

FCP As LCP but fully lined with black watered-silk and with a further one- inch violet band, one-inch from the first band.