What is your gown like?

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Offline Make it Lady

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What is your gown like?
« on: 30/11/2008 19:32:48 »
I went to UMIST which is the Science and Technology arm of Manchester University. I never thought of the place as being a high quality University until it came to the graduation ceremony. My gown was trimmed with gold and ermin. When everyone wore it I didn't feel so silly but when I did my PGCE (Teachers certificate) I had to wear my university gown again. Most people had very simple gowns with a blue trim or a red trim. I turned up looking like a member of the royal family. Everyone kept asking "where the hell did you go to university?"
So was I the only one with an extreme gown? what is your graduation gown like?
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« Reply #1 on: 30/11/2008 21:32:44 »
Jimbob's graduation: (would have thought Texas graduates would be in 10 gallon hat and chaps??)[;D]

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« Reply #2 on: 30/11/2008 22:49:20 »
Actually, Our graduation gowns are very much like the Tudor outfit above.

Burnt Orange and White are the Texas colors. We also did not have the "Mortar Board" caps.
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« Reply #3 on: 01/12/2008 18:27:50 »
Yes, mine looked just like that, with the ermin and everything. I'm sure other people have sillier ones. What are the Cambridge ones like?
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« Reply #4 on: 01/12/2008 21:12:40 »
As this forum is provided courtesy of Cambridge, I will not be commenting on this question.
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« Reply #5 on: 02/12/2008 17:49:17 »
That is why I am asking. Do the top universities have the most elaborate gowns?
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« Reply #6 on: 02/12/2008 20:44:49 »
My (commoner's rather than graduate's) gown looks like a torn black pillowcase with a couple of ribbons.
http://www.shepherdandwoodward.co.uk/acatalog/Oxford_University_Student_Gowns.html

However the graduate's gowns do seem a bit more substantial

http://www.shepherdandwoodward.co.uk/acatalog/Oxford_University_Graduate_Gowns.html

That's Oxford, does "the other place" have an equivalent to slapdashandwayward?
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