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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)


October 2018 : Buckinghamshire New University MA

Bucks New MA
Institution : Buckinghamshire New University

Award : All Masters' Degrees

Description : Cardinal red panama, lined silver-grey, the cowl bordered inside 3" cardinal red velvet, piped old-gold cord.

Shape : Cambridge [f1]


Another 'new' university (2007) with a long pre-history - it dates back to 1893. The University has a simple grade-hood scheme, with the diagnostic marker of red velvet borders to the hoods (burgundy velvet for doctors). Degree (but not diploma) hoods are further piped with various cords. The masters' hood is [f1], of cardinal red panama, lined with silver-grey, the cowl bordered with 3" red velvet, and piped gold.

Text by Nicholas Groves, FBS