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Academic Gowns Hire

Academic Hire

Our Academic Dress Hire

We are sorry to learn that some Oxford University Summer Graduation Ceremonies have been cancelled due to the Covid.19 Pandemic.   In these unusual circumstances we are able to offer you the following for your photographic purposes with friends and family in the safety of your home or garden.

We can send your appropriate New Degree gown/hood to your home at NO extra cost (UK only) with FREE return postage .......... Please contact us with your details .

Oxford's leading supplier of Academic Dress to Oxford University with over a century of Academic Gown Trade.

All of our goods are Dean Burgon shape (double fur) and made form a synthetic man made fur. We do not use real fur for our hire hoods at all nowadays and only make real fur hoods to specific request. Read our fur trade policy.

All Gowns and Hoods are in excellent clean condition and are also available ex-hire for sale. The hire charge will be deducted if you should choose to purchase.

Please call Adrian Palfreyman on 01865 241848 or send us an enquiry here.

Note – Prices for daily hire applies to customers who call into the shop for a degree day or use for a function at the University. Post away price applies when we pack and post the garments to you.


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Group Hire

Selected group hire discounts are available for events (EXCLUSIVE / SPECIAL)  on gowns, caps, hoods and prices are dependent on quantity of garments being required and the length of period of the hire. Minimum order 6.

Please contact Adrian on 01865 241848 for details, E-mail;  adrian.palfreyman@shepwood.co.uk  

Examples of group hire:

  • School Leavers ceremonies
  • Academic Awards Ceremonies
  • Film and TV Productions

Academic Hire Charges

  • Doctors Robe and Bonnet – £54.99
  • Doctors Robe and Cap – £49.99
  • Doctors Robe – £44.99
  • Doctors Hood – £29.99
  • Bonnet – £24.99
  • Lace Gown, Hood and Cap – £54.99
  • Lace Gown and Hood – £49.99
  • Lace Gown – £44.99
  • Bachelors Hood Higher Degrees – £24.99
  • M.A. or B.A. Gown, Hood and Cap – £49.99
  • M.A. or B.A. Gown and Hood – £44.99
  • M.A. or B.A. Hood – £24.99
  • M.A. or B.A. Gown – £29.99
  • Commoners Gown – £12.99
  • Graduate Gown – £16.99
  • Scholars Gown – £19.99
  • Mortar Board – £7.99
  • All prices include VAT at the current rate