Open 10am to 6pm, Monday to Saturday, 109-113 High Street, Oxford

About Us


Academic, Formal and Classic & Contemporary Menswear in the heart of Oxford.

Shepherd & Woodward are the largest supplier of Academic Gowns and Robes to Oxford University, having been supplying Oxford undergraduates and postgraduates for over 150 years.

Every student, Fellow, Tutor and Don, in Oxford, knows that our knowledge of Academic regalia has no comparison, and our unique experience ensures that every detail can be guaranteed as correct.

The vast majority of our Academic wear is made in our own work rooms in Oxford, and Gowns requiring embroidery are done in our own embroidery work shop also here in Oxford.

We make gowns to fit all shapes and sizes from small schoolchildren to larger than life giants. Its all part of our service. Gowns, Robes and ceremonial regalia can be supplied for not only Oxford University but for all Academic institutions, Universities, professional bodies and societies, livery companies throughout the world.

We have a wealth of experience and are well placed to advise you on the design of any new Academic wear you are thinking of creating. Academic wear can be made in many different fabrics, polyester, wool/cotton, poly/wool, cotton, silk and velvet, and in many different colours. So when considering Academic or ceremonial wear and accessories look no further than Shepherd & Woodward.

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If you find it difficult to travel to see us in the City of Dreaming Spires we are only to happy to visit you (within the UK) to discuss and advise you on your requirements.

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OXFORD UNIVERSITY: Student Gowns, Graduate Gowns, Graduation Gowns, Master Lace Gowns, Bachelors Lace Gowns, Doctors Gowns, Hoods, headwear and accessories.

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