Oxford University may scrap the wearing of mortar boards to exams
Students at Oxford University could end a centuries-old tradition next week when they vote on whether to continue wearing mortar boards, gowns and bow ties to exams.
The formal academic dress - known as sub fusc - is also required at university matriculation and degree ceremonies.
But while some hail it as an institution worth saving, others criticsise subfusc as 'medieval', arguing that it contributes to the perception of Oxford University as 'elitist' and 'unwelcoming'.
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