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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)


January 2019 : Sheffield MA

Sefeld MA
Institution : The University of Sheffield

Award : Master of Arts (MA)

Description : Dark green silk, lined with crushed strawberry silk.

Shape : Cambridge [f1]


The University of Sheffield was chartered in 1904, and is noted for using dark green hood shells for masters and doctors. The MA is particularly noted for its lining, which is called 'crushed strawberry', in combination with the dark green. This example dates from the 1930s.

Text by Nicholas Groves, FBS