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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)


January 2017 : Aston University BSc

Aston BSc
Institution : Aston University

Award : Bachelor of Science (BSc)

Description : Black stuff, bordered for 3" Aston silk; four shields show on each side. This pattern is carried on to the front of the neckband, which is plain red.

Shape : Aston [s10]


Aston, which last year celebrated 50 years since receiving its charter, was the first university to use a lining silk with its arms embroidered in it; it remained the only one until 1992, when some of the new universities started to use 'embossed' silks. All Aston hoods use a special version of the simple shape [s10].

Text by Nicholas Groves, FBS, and Peter Durant, FBS