Dressed in traditional graduation robes, complete with mortar board
caps, the 650- odd students assembled under an especially erected marquee on the campus to receive their graduation certificates with hope, optimism and a vision of a brighter future.
There was no sign of the silly hat she wore for her cousin William's wedding as Beatrice, 23, wore a traditional mortar board
and gown with a brown hood, the colour of a Bachelor of Arts degree from the university.
Southport-raised Weston King slips in and out of the narrator's chair to sing and play the guitar, while pianist Gladstone Wilson, in academic gown and mortar board
, sparkles behind the upright piano.
DRESSED in mortar board
and gown, child prodigy Alex Thorne yesterday graduated from one of Wales' leading universities.
He said it "was a proud moment" to finally see his son Ben, 21, dressed in the traditional robe and mortar board
hat after finishing his studies.
Newsreader Huw Edwards donned mortar board
and gown to join hundreds of graduates at the University of Glamorgan.
The roly-poly, 40-year-old groom wore a teacher's gown and mortar board
and carried a cane.
While teaching political science from 1953 to 1989, he was chapter president of Phi Beta Kappa honor society, advisor to the local Mortar Board
national college senior honor society, and unofficial officer at large at the Phi Kappa Phi chapter, participating in manifold events including initiations.
Fortunately, we were not all destined to wear a mortar board
otherwise we would be condemned to a life of endless meetings to decide who is going to prepare the food, mow the grass or put one's arm up the blocked U-bend.
There I was in the university's Central Hall in my cape and mortar board
, lining up to get my degree from the chancellor when the name "Jonathan Goodlad" was read out.
I love watching the girls walk across the stage in the wonderful array of deeply inappropriate shoes (very high heels), which are hard enough to walk in on the flat, let alone when you add in the gown, which is always hard for girls to wear, and then the mortar board
Sadly, the force 10 gale caused the cancellation of RAF Valley's Typhoon fly-past, although it was substituted by the mortar board
worn by the Rev Steven Brookes taking off, which luckily touched down landside.