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    The Burgon Society

  • FBS Hood (unadopted prototype), Ede & Ravenscroft, c.2000, Ref. WBS-100. Made without a binding around the cowl.
  • FBS Hood, Ede & Ravenscroft, c.2003, Ref. WBN-002. Formerly owned by Prof. Bruno Neveu.
  • Central Institute, London

  • CIL Provost's Robe, J.Wippell & Co, c.2000, Ref. WBS-069. View image.
  • Hon CIL Gown, J.Wippell & Co, c.2001, Ref. WBS-112.
  • Hon CIL Hood, J.Wippell & Co, c.2001, Ref. WBS-061. View image.
  • College of Craft Education / College of Handicrafts

  • MCCEd/MCollH Gown, Ede & Ravenscroft, 1940s/50s, Ref. WBS-212a.
  • MCCEd/MCollH Hood, Ede & Ravenscroft, 1940s/50s, Ref. WBS-212b.
  • College of Preceptors

  • ACP Gown (1963-89), Ede & Ravenscroft, c.1970s, Ref. WSNJ-002.
  • ACP Hood (1963-89), Ede & Ravenscroft, c.1970s, Ref. WSNJ-003.
  • FCP Hood (1963-89), Unknown Maker, Ref. WPN-001. View image.
  • Licentiate Hood (1963-89), Ede & Ravenscroft, c.1960s, Ref. WBS-190. View image.
  • Institute of Biology

  • MIB Gown, J.Wippell & Co, c.1990s, Ref. WJL-005.
  • MIB Hood, J.Wippell & Co, c.1990s, Ref. WJL-006.
  • FIBiol Hood, Shepherd & Woodward, Late C20th, Ref. WBS-146. Formerly owned by Dr George Shaw.
  • Institute of Personnel Management

  • Dip IPM Hood, Ede & Ravenscroft, Late C20th, Ref. WBS-130.
  • Institute of Trichologists

  • FIT Hood, Ede & Ravenscroft, 2000s, Ref. WBS-337.
  • Jordanhill College, Glasgow

  • TQFEd Hood, Ede & Ravenscroft, Late C20th, Ref. WBS-143.
  • London Institute

  • London Institute Foundation Degree Hood, Ede & Ravenscroft, Late 1990s, Ref. WPG-129.
  • National Society for Art Education

  • NSAE Diploma Hood, Shepherd & Woodward, c.1961, Ref. WPG-084a.
  • NSAE Cap, Shepherd & Woodward, c.1961, Ref. WPG-084b.
  • Philosophical Society

  • Unspecified Hood, J.Wippell & Co, c.1960, Ref. WBS-258. View image.
  • Royal College of Art

  • ARCA Gown, Ryder & Amies, Ref. WBS-099b.
  • ARCA Hood, Ryder & Amies, Ref. WBS-099a.
  • ARCA Cap, Ryder & Amies, Ref. WBS-099c.
  • ARCA Hood, Stark Brothers, c.1960s, Ref. WAMT-022. View image.
  • RCA MDes Hood, Ede & Ravenscroft, 1976/7, Ref. WPGIL-002. View image.
  • Royal College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists

  • FRCOG Gown, Ede & Ravenscroft, Mid C20th, Ref. WDAM3. Formerly owned by Dr C.G. Lowry.
  • Royal College of Surgeons

  • Fellow of Dental Surgery Gown, Ede & Ravenscroft, 1990s, Ref. WBS-238. View front. View shoulder. View wrist.
  • Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh

  • FRCSE Robe, Christie & Kilpatrick, c.1930s, Ref. WDAM-001.
  • FRCSE Bonnet, Ref. WDAM-004.
  • Royal Society of Teachers

  • MRST Gown, J.Wippell & Co, c.1950s, Ref. WBS-203.
  • Trichological Society

  • FTTS Hood, Ede & Ravenscroft, 2000's, Ref. WBS-336.
  • St George's College, Jerusalem

  • Associate's Hood, Ede & Ravenscroft, c.1980s, Ref. WMG-002. View image.
  • Other Items

  • Literate's Hood, Unknown Maker, Mid C20th, Ref. WAMT-018. Lined and made in Cambridge full shape [f1]. View image.
  • Literate's Hood, Unknown Maker, c.1970s, Ref. WBS-034. Made in Belfast simple shape [s3]. View image.
  • Literate's Hood, Unknown Maker, c.1980s, Ref. WPG-003. Lined and made in Burgon [s2] shape View image.
  • Literate's Hood, Unknown Maker, Ref. WBS-110. Made in Warham Guild shape [f11].


  • Non-specific Hood, wine lined ivory, unclassified shape, Knights of Castle Carey, c.2007, Ref. WBS-0037. View image.


  • Geneva preaching Gown, Ede & Ravenscroft, Mid C20th, Ref. WPG-129a.
  • Geneva preaching Gown, J.Wippell & Co, c.1960s, Ref. WAMT-029.
  • Preaching Gown, J.Wippell & Co, Late C20th, Ref. WBS-338.


  • Unidentified (u/g?) Gown, grey with red dark facings, J.Wippell & Co, c.1970s, Ref. WBS-070. View image.
  • Unidentified BA Gown, Unknown Maker, Ref. WPG-078.
  • Unidentified Gown, Unknown Maker, Ref. WPG-079.
  • Unidentified PhD Gown, Ede & Ravenscroft (?), c.1990s, Ref. WBS-187.
  • Unidentified BTech Hood, Ede & Ravenscroft, Mid 1990s, Ref. WGN-001.
  • Unidentified Hood, black lined purple, bound ½" green, in Edinburgh simple shape [s4], Stark Brothers, Mid C20th, Ref. WAMT-012. This hood, formerly owned by Alan Tait, is mentioned in Hoodata No. 2. It probably started life as an Edinburgh BD hood. View image.
  • Unidentified Hood, black lined and bound ½" blue, in Oxford simple shape [s1], Unknown Maker, Early C20th, Ref. WAMT-025. This hood is probably supposed to be an Glasgow MA hood, but in the wrong shape. View image.
  • Unidentified Hood, Unknown Maker, Ref. WPG-096.
  • Unidentified Hood, Unknown Maker, Ref. WPG-267.
  • Unidentified Hood, Unknown Maker, Ref. WPG-277.
  • Unidentified Hood, Unknown Maker, Ref. WPG-279.