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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); Feb (Bath MBA); Mar (Exeter DLitt); Apr (FVCM); May (Victoria MSc(Tech))

June 2017 : Member of the College of Educational Handicraft

Institution : The College of Educational Handicraft

Award : Member (MCollH/MCCEd)

Description : Spruce green, the cowl bordered inside with 4" russet brown.

Shape : Cambridge [f1]

The College later became the College of Craft Education, and then the Educational Institute of Design Craft, and Technology; it has now ceased operations. The hoods were of spruce green and russet brown, though the reason for the choice of colours is unknown. The Members' hood (MCollH/MCCEd) is shown here: it has a four-inch brown border; Fellows (FCollH/FCCEd) had a full lining of brown. This hood, and its gown, are in the Society's collection.

Text by Nicholas Groves, FBS