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Hood of the Month

Every month, Hood of the Month presents a different hood from the Society's Wardrobe or elsewhere.

2016: May (FIBiol); Jun (Leicester PhD); Jul (RAU BSc); Aug (Glasgow MA); Sep (St Andrews DLitt); Oct (US PhD/DD); Nov (Acadia DMin); Dec (UEA MA)
2017: Jan (Aston BSc); Feb (Malta PhD); Mar (Wales MA); Apr (FTTS); May (London MD); June (MCollH/MCCEd); July (Derby MA); Aug (Lambeth STh); Sep (Nottingham BA); Oct (Simon Fraser BA); Nov (Cambridge LLB); Dec (York PGDip)
2018: Jan (NUA BA); Feb (Cambridge ScD); Mar (NUI MA); Apr (LSE PGDip); May (Sts Peter & Paul); Jun (Liverpool PhD); Jul (LLSM); Aug (FPhS); Sep (Keele BEd); Oct (Bucks New MA); Nov (FKA); Dec (ICMA)
2019: Jan (Sheffield MA); Feb (Bath MBA); Mar (Exeter DLitt); Apr (FVCM); May (Victoria MSc(Tech))

May 2019 :Manchester Victoria MSc(Tech)

Institution : Victoria University of Manchester

Award : Master of Science (Technology) - MSc(Tech)

Description : Black silk, lined and bound ¼" terra-cotta.

Shape : Manchester Victoria [s9]

The hood is lined with terra-cotta, the faculty colour of Technology. This and the BSc(Tech) were awarded through the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology (UMIST), which was the Faculty of Technology. When UMIST became independent, terra-cotta formed part of its robes. When it reunited with the parent university in 2003, a new institition was set up with new robes.

Text by Nicholas Groves, FBS