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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)


February 2018 : Cambridge ScD

Cantab ScD
Institution : University of Cambridge

Award : Doctor of Science (ScD)

Description : Scarlet cloth, lined with pink shot light blue silk.

Shape : Cambridge [f1]


Scarlet cloth lined with pink shot pale blue, which gives a mauvy-grey colour (sometimes called iris). The lining was chosen by a committee of ScDs in 1875. The hood shown here belonged to the late Dr Richard Archer, formerly Director of the Equine Research Centre at Newmarket.

Text by Nicholas Groves, FBS