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The Burgon Society

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Robes of the Burgon Society

The Society's colours are derived from those of Oriel College (dark blue and silver) and that of the Oxford MA hood (crimson). This is in remembrance of the fact that Dean Burgon was a Fellow of Oriel College, Oxford.

The colours of the Fellowship hood are those of Worcester College, Oxford, where Dean Burgon matriculated.


Fellows' Robes

Fellows' Hood Gown
A black gown of a traditional master's shape; or any other suitable black gown to which the Fellow is entitled.

Hood
A black corded silk hood of Dean Burgon shape [s2], lined and bound with ruby shot silk (giving a pink effect).

Cap
A black Bishop Andrewes cap [h4]; or an ordinary black square cap [h1].



Officers' Robes

Registrar's Robes Robe
A dark blue silk robe with flap collar and closed square-ended sleeves [d4], faced with shot crimson.

The President has 2" silver braid on the facings and ends of the sleeves and ½" silver braid around the sleeve openings and along the shoulder seams.
The Chairman has 1½" silver braid on the facings and ends of the sleeves and ½" silver braid around the sleeve openings.
The Registrar and Dean have ½" silver braid on the facings.

Cap
A black velvet Bishop Andrewes cap [h4] (not illustrated).

The President and Chairman have a silver tuft.
Other Members of Council have a crimson tuft.