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

Academic Gowns for Hire


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.

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  the day of your ceremony, you can also collect your gown from 3pm the day before the hire date if more convenient.  Hire gowns are to be returned after the event before 6pm or on the following Monday before 6pm. 


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

YOU CAN HIRE ONLINE by clicking below or 

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  • 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.


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