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Burgon Notes

Burgon Notes is the newsletter of the Burgon Society. The first issue was printed in June 2002 and was edited by Philip Lowe and Bruce Christianson. It continued to be printed on an occasional basis over the next few years under various editors, until 2010, when it started to be printed four times a year under the editorship of Kenneth Crawford. Since the Summer of 2016, the editor has been Jonathan Cooper.

All issues are presented here in PDF format. An indication is given where an issue contains an article on a specific subject.



Burgon Notes No. 40 (Summer 2017)

Report on the visit to the Stirling University


Burgon Notes No. 39 (Spring 2017)

Burgon Notes No. 38 (Winter 2016/17)

Burgon Notes No. 37 (Autumn 2016)

Burgon Notes No. 36 (Summer 2016)

Burgon Notes No. 35 (Spring 2016)

Burgon Notes No. 34 (Winter 2015)

Burgon Notes No. 33 (Autumn 2015)

Burgon Notes No. 32 (Summer 2015)

Burgon Notes No. 31 (Spring 2015)

Burgon Notes No. 30 (Winter 2014)

Burgon Notes No. 29 (Autumn 2014)

Burgon Notes No. 28 (Summer 2014)

Report on the visit to the University of Hull


Burgon Notes No. 27 (Spring 2014)

Burgon Notes No. 26 (Winter 2013)

Burgon Notes No. 25 (Autumn 2013)

Academic Dress on John Speed's Maps. Alex Kerr


Burgon Notes No. 24 (Summer 2013)

Report on the Spring Conference in New York


Burgon Notes No. 23 (Spring 2013)

Burgon Notes No. 22 (Winter 2012)

Burgon Notes No. 21 (Autumn 2012)

Report on the visit to St Andrews University


Burgon Notes No. 20 (Summer 2012)

Tribute to John Birch, the first President of the Burgon Society


Burgon Notes No. 19 (Spring 2012)

Burgon Notes No. 18 (Autumn 2011)

Burgon Notes No. 17 (Summer 2011)

The Turbulent History of Undergraduate Academic Dress. Alex Kerr


Burgon Notes No. 16 (Spring 2011)

Robes of Yesteryear in Durham. Giles Brightwell


Burgon Notes No. 15 (Winter 2011)

Burgon Notes No. 14 (Autumn 2010)

Academical Dress in Spanish Universities. Jerónimo Hernández de Castro


Burgon Notes No. 13 (Summer 2010)

Observing Commencement in the United States of America - Part II. Stephen Wolgast


Burgon Notes No. 12 (Spring, 2010)

Observing Commencement in the United States of America - Part I. Stephen Wolgast

Academical Dress on Monumental Brasses in Cambridge. Alex Kerr


Burgon Notes No. 11 (Winter, 2010)

Burgon Notes (Summer 2009)

Burgon Notes (Spring 2009)

Burgon Notes (Autumn 2008)

An Early Nineteenth-Century Oxford DCL Robe. Nicholas Groves

Academic Dress Featured on Postage Stamps. Leonard Newton


Burgon Notes (Summer 2008)

Burgon Notes (February 2008)

The Origins of Lampeter Miniver. Bruce Christianson and Nicholas Groves

What is the Relationship between the London and Cambridge Hood Patterns? Bruce Christianson and Nicholas Groves


Burgon Notes No. 5 (May 2007)

Have You Seen This Fellow? (Oxford MA or Dublin MA?) Bruce Christianson


Burgon Notes No. 4 (January 2007)

Burgon Notes No. 3 (August 2006)

Burgon Notes No. 2 (March 2003)

Loggan Revisited: 2. The BA Robes of Oxford and Cambridge Compared. Bruce Christianson and Nicholas Groves


Burgon Notes No. 1 (June 2002)

Loggan Revisited: 1. Doctors of Music. Bruce Christianson and Nicholas Groves