Capping day was an annual highlight for university students. It was a chance to celebrate success in public, but also presented opportunities for frivolous and sometimes outrageous behaviour. Cross-dressing by male students was common, as this Canterbury University College (Canterbury University) capping-day montage of 1936 shows. Zoom in for a closer look.
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