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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)


June 2016 : Leicester Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Leicester PhD
Institution : The University of Leicester

Award : Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Description : Cherry red, lined with cherry red watered silk.

Shape : Leicester masters [a2]


Leicester, chartered in 1957, was the first to use its own versions of hood shapes - a simple one for bachelors [s6], and an 'Aberdeen' one for masters and PhD [a2]. All hoods have a red shell, and are lined with the faculty colour; the PhD is lined with a lighter shade of red watered silk.

Text by Nicholas Groves, FBS