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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)


July 2016 : Royal Agricultural University BSc (Pass Degree)

RAU BSc
Institution : Royal Agricultural University

Award : Bachelor of Science (BSc) (Pass Degree)

Description : Black silk, lined with champagne gold, tipped with maroon College damask.

Shape : CNAA [a1]


Founded as the Royal Agricultural College at Cirencester in 1845, the college has awarded its own degrees since 1995, and attained university status in 2013. The hoods are lined with a special silk of maroon, embroidered with the University's wheat-sheaf logo in pale gold. It is one of the few universities that makes a difference between the hoods used by bachelors with pass degrees (shown here) and honours degrees (lined with the maroon silk, and tipped gold).

Text by Nicholas Groves, FBS