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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)


September 2018 : Keele BEd

Keele BEd
Institution : The University of Keele

Award : Bachelor of Education (BEd)

Description : Black, the cowl bordered inside 8" silver silk, piped on the cowl edge with red cord.

Shape : Cambridge [f1]


All bachelors at Keele wear the original 1949 University College of North Staffordshire BA hood, [f1] black, bordered inside with 8" gold silk and piped on the cowl with red, but for some reason the BEd was given silver silk. The degree has not been awarded for several years.

Text by Nicholas Groves, FBS