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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)


September 2017 : Nottingham BA

Nottingham BA
Institution : University of Nottingham

Award : Bachelor of Arts (BA)

Description : Black silk, bordered inside with 4" light blue silk, the cowl bound 1" inside and ½" outside with cherry-red silk.

Shape : Cambridge [f1]


Nottingham gained university status in 1948. The hoods are very simple, being lined (but bordered 4" for bachelors) with light blue as a university identifier, and bound with faculty colour. The Arts hoods are bound with cherry-red.

Text by Nicholas Groves, FBS