Robes of the Society
The Society’s colours are derived from those of Oriel College (dark blue and silver) and that of the Oxford MA hood (crimson). This is in remembrance of the fact that Dean Burgon was a Fellow of Oriel College, Oxford.
The colours of the Fellowship hood are those of Worcester College, Oxford, where Dean Burgon matriculated.
A black gown of a traditional master’s shape; or any other suitable black gown to which the Fellow is entitled.
A black corded silk hood of Dean Burgon shape [s2], lined and bound with ruby shot silk (giving a pink effect).
A black Bishop Andrewes cap [h4]; or an ordinary black square cap [h1].
In 2009, Council approved the following hood for Fellows which may be worn on non-ceremonial Society occasions:
A black hood of the Durham BSc shape [f7] lined with the Society’s ruby shot silk and bound around the cape and cowl with a fur of the wearer’s choice so that 2” fur shows all round. The fur may be real or artificial. The neckband is plain black, straight, and narrow.
A dark blue silk robe with flap collar and closed square-ended sleeves [d4], faced with shot crimson.
The President has 2″ silver braid on the facings and ends of the sleeves and ½” silver braid around the sleeve openings and along the shoulder seams.
The Chairman has 1½” silver braid on the facings and ends of the sleeves and ½” silver braid around the sleeve openings.
The Secretary and Dean have ½” silver braid on the facings.
A black velvet Bishop Andrewes cap [h4] (not illustrated).
The President and Chairman have a silver tuft.
Other Members of the Executive Committee have a crimson tuft.