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A very brief history of academic dress

With graduation season approaching, academics and students will soon don caps and sweeping gowns. The contrast between the gravity of academic rank and odd costumery can be startling; you respect a Dean but find it hard to reconcile that with – despite ...

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Oxford bends the rules on gender dress code

The 900-year-old Oxford University has changed the laws about its academic dress code following concerns they discriminated against transgender students. Students taking exams or attending formal occasions will no longer have to wear ceremonial clothing that is specific to their ...

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