Totally missed this comment somehow! All unis over here have robes and gowns like that! ...well, black for undergrads with different coloured capes and shaped hats depending on what subject you studied. My sister got her phD in English, by the way, her thesis was on ultra-violent horror films.Congratulations to the entire loopey family!
You do look a lot like sisters.
Which 16th century university is it that favors Harry-Potteresque graduation robes??? And what is the subject of the PhD thesis? (Academia brat writing here.....)