I always knew those Poms were weirdos. It appears that blokes can wear a skirt to graduate at Cambridge now.
Standards are clearly dropping, I guess this is the gay onslaught that opponents of gay marriage were talking about. This ain’t right
The University of Cambridge has rewritten its graduation dress code after hundreds of years to allow men to graduate in skirts – and women in suits – following complaints from transgender students.
Cambridge has always been known for its traditional outfit rules which it has strictly enforced for centuries.
But the university’s official rules on graduation dress will change in October to include no reference to gender.
This means women will be allowed to graduate in suits, and men could wear skirts if they want to.
All students are required to dress smartly for their graduations and wear dark clothes along with their college gowns and white-trimmed hoods.
Under the old rules men had to wear dark suits with a white shirt, white bow tie and academic bands with black shoes and dark socks.
Women could either wear a black dress or a white shirt with a black skirt, and smart shoes.
The dress codes are strictly enforced, and students who break the rules can be refused graduation.
But the requirement that all men wear a suit with a white bow-tie and white academic bands will be dropped when the new academic year starts in October.
The change comes after pressure from the student union’s LGBT+ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and other) campaign.
Why didn’t they just wear a kilt, the only skirt a real man should wear?