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An Old Wives Tale ? about Academic Headwear

Monday, September 05, 2016

We have supplied Oxford University with Academic Gowns and accessories for over 150 years , so we like to think we know what we are talking about! 

At this time of year we are supplying all new Under-grad and Post grad Students with Freshers gowns in readiness for their Matriculation on 15th Oct. Every year there is always the "conundrum" about whether news students  are allowed to wear their chosen Academic head-wear?

Current students tell new freshers they cant wear a hat until they graduate ????  WELL the Official regulation as set by the Dean Of Degrees is;-   "Prior to Graduation, Mortar Boards may not be worn indoors of any University/College building ,However they may be worn outside! and the Soft cap can be worn in and out of doors. So now you Know !


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