Academic Gowns for Hire

Queen's Jubilee Weekend 

Please note we will be closed Thursday (2nd) and Friday (3rd) and reopen on Saturday (4th). If you are graduating on the 4th June then your gown will be available to collect all day on Wednesday 1st June or from 8.30am on Saturday 4th June. Deliveries to college will be delivered on Wednesday 1st June

It is our strong belief that the rental service we provide at Shepherd & Woodward  has been refined over our extensive history and  is now unparalleled for quality of service in Oxford. Not only do we offer truly the best service, we also offer a price pledge so you can be sure you won't rent for less in Oxford.

Hiring academic wear can be a confusing process and so our experienced, highly knowledgable staff are on hand to answer any questions you may have. Please email with any queries, at no commitment to yourself to rent or buy.

On receipt of your order, your gown is placed on hold ready for collection on the day of your ceremony.  You can collect your gown the day before the hire date if more convenient.  Hire gowns are to be returned after the event or on the following day before 4pm. 

Due to most Oxford University Summer Graduation Ceremonies having been cancelled due to the Covid.19 Pandemic, we are able to offer you hire for photos with friends and family in the safety of your home or garden.

We will send your appropriate New Degree gown/hood to your home with FREE (UK) postage .......... Please contact us with your details .

It's possible to reserve your robes / gowns in a number of ways:

YOU CAN HIRE ONLINE by clicking below or 

Bachelors » Masters » Doctors »
  • Book via email
  • Book by telephone +44 (0)1865 249491
  • Book in person, call in to the shop and one of our staff will be happy to make a reservation for you.

Note – Prices for daily hire applies to customers who call into the shop for a degree day or use for a function at the 

Academic Hire Charges

  • Doctors Robe and Bonnet – £54.99
  • Doctors Robe and Cap – £49.99
  • Doctors Robe – £44.99
  • Doctors Hood – £29.99
  • Bonnet – £24.99
  • Lace Gown, Hood and Cap – £54.99
  • Lace Gown and Hood – £49.99
  • Lace Gown – £44.99
  • Bachelors Hood Higher Degrees – £24.99
  • M.A. or B.A. Gown, Hood and Cap – £49.99
  • M.A. or B.A. Gown and Hood – £44.99
  • M.A. or B.A. Hood – £24.99
  • M.A. or B.A. Gown – £29.99
  • Commoners Gown – £12.99
  • Graduate Gown – £16.99
  • Scholars Gown* – £19.99
  • Mortar Board – £7.99
  • All prices include VAT at the current rate
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