|I think they were around £30 but I may be completely making that up and that could have been some sort of special offer.|
Unless that was the hire price? I vaguely recall it costing me (more or less) that to hire my gown for the day for grad where I had much fun being batpim in the St Andrews wind up and down the road outside the grad hall...
|I can't remember at all how much mine cost to hire now, but I really, really wish I'd bought it and not hired it. I have no idea how I'd go about getting one nowadays!
My hood was sea green - I didn't like it at the time but I'm rather fond of it now!
|BTW, when I got married, about two years after graduating, I hired my wedding dress!|
Were you at Bangor? I think ours are sea greenish...
|I hired mine for graduation - normal black stuff gown with open sleeves, and an "electrice blue" hood, which was in fact a pale silver colour.
The Aber ones are red, if I remember rightly, with an orange hood...
That'll be fetching then.
I was! I was at Coleg Normal before it all became part of Bangor Uni.
NOUN: A school that trains teachers, chiefly for the elementary grades.
ETYMOLOGY: Translation of French école normale (so called because the first school so named was intended as a model) : école, school + normal, normal.
|This matches what I've been told about normal schools over here:
The American Heritage Dictionary
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