It's either health and safety gone mad or an example of an educational establishment looking after its students responsibly.
Ahead of the graduation season, when students celebrate the awarding of their degrees in the time honoured fashion by throwing their mortar boards into the air, the University of East Anglia has banned the practice.
The UEA says hurling the pointed hats upwards is causing injury.
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