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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)


June 2018 : Liverpool PhD

Liverpool PhD
Institution : The University of Liverpool

Award : Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Description : Scarlet cloth, lined black silk, bordered 1" scarlet velvet on all edges, set 1" in.

Shape : Edinburgh simple [s4]


Liverpool hoods are lined with faculty colour: in scarlet for doctors, in black for masters, and in black with a fur border for bachelors. It is unclear why the scarlet velvet was added to the PhD robes, as black would have served as a PhD colour on its own. However, the University now uses velvet bands of various colours to distinguish other degrees.

Text by Nicholas Groves, FBS