Academic Gowns for Hire

It is our strong belief that the rental service we provide at Shepherd & Woodward  has been refined over our extensive history and  is now unparalleled for quality of service in Oxford. Not only do we offer truly the best service, we also offer a price pledge so you can be sure you won't rent for less in Oxford.

Hiring academic wear can be a confusing process and so our experienced, highly knowledgable staff are on hand to answer any questions you may have. Please email with any queries, at no commitment to yourself to rent or buy.

We are sorry to learn that Oxford University Summer/Autumn 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 with FREE (UK) postage .......... Please contact us with your details .

It's possible to reserve your robes / gowns in a number of ways:


Bachelors » Masters » Doctors »
  • Book via email
  • Book by telephone +44 (0)1865 249491
  • Book in person, call in to the shop and one of our staff will be happy to make a reservation for you.

Note – Prices for daily hire applies to customers who call into the shop for a degree day or use for a function at the 

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
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