The academic robes of most Commonwealth of Nations universities are based on the style worn at the universities of Oxford & Cambridge. This style is an evolved form of the academic and clerical robes common throughout medieval Europe.
Academic Hoods were originally worn by the clergy as a way of covering their shaved heads and along with the robe was adopted by their students.
Spear of Fame provide satin lined discipline hoods and stoles for university graduates and customised stoles for schools or special awards or appointments.
While hoods are traditionally worn with a gown, our stoles look great with a gown or over a school uniform and with the option of embroidered dates and logos they are an excellent choice for high school ceremonies.