In a velvet cap with a tassel…

Today was degree day for the Arts and Humanities faculty at Oxford Brookes. This meant that I could  dress up in a rather dashing gown and velvet cap, to be publicly awarded the degree of Doctor of Philosophy.



  1. Nemo
    Posted June 23, 2010 at 11:02 pm | Permalink

    Congratulations !

  2. Posted June 24, 2010 at 12:30 am | Permalink

    A hardy congratulations!

    The look suits you.

  3. Posted June 24, 2010 at 12:50 pm | Permalink


  4. Posted June 25, 2010 at 10:33 am | Permalink

    Thanks for the congratulations. I’ve reluctantly decided that I won’t be wearing the cap as my usual headgear. I’m unsure how well it would stand up to the rain.

  5. Dennis Anderson
    Posted June 25, 2010 at 9:14 pm | Permalink

    Congratulations. Great recognition for your hard work. And this Yank thanks you for your blog and helping to point me to several new sources of World War I reading material.

  6. Posted June 26, 2010 at 12:57 pm | Permalink

    In the States graduating Ph.D.s generally wear a mortarboard (c.f. The Bash Street Kids), not the deflated souffle you display so magnificently on your noggin there.

  7. Roger
    Posted June 26, 2010 at 5:57 pm | Permalink

    Well done!
    The hat looks as if it’d be even less practical in the prsent weather than in the rain. Can you pass it on to others who earn the degree? Any news of publication?

    • Posted June 26, 2010 at 9:34 pm | Permalink

      The hat, together with gown and hood, was just hired for the afternoon (at an eye-watering rate).
      No news on publication yet. I’m still thinking how to make the work less thesis-y.

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