Gowns Worn

Some articles on gowns, gowns worn:

Academia - Academic Dress
... Gowns have been associated with academia since the birth of the university in the 14th and 15th centuries, perhaps because most early scholars were priests or church officials ... Over time, the gowns worn by degree-holders have become standardized to some extent, although traditions in individual countries and even institutions have ... such as the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge, undergraduates may be required to wear gowns on formal occasions and on graduation ...

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