Archive - Oct 2010

"Magistri" to bring Latin to British schoolchildren

The Iris Project wants to bring the classics to British schools. To that end, the charity is sending "Oxford University undergraduates into primary schools in Blackbird Leys, Headington and Kidlington to teach the ancient language to nine and 10-year-olds."

Photos from 3 Commanders online

Caelin on Andrede reports that he has posted two albums of photos from the 3 Commanders event which took place recently in the Kingdom of Ansteorra. The photos are available on Flickr.

Capt. Arch Teryx Wins 2010 Fall Midrealm Crown Tournament

Captain Arch Teryx won the 2010 Fall Crown Tournament Oct. 30 in the Barony of Sternfeld. Capt. Arch was inspired by Lady Runa Kirri.

Estrella War Pre-Reg Information

The organizers of Estrella War XXVII would like everyone to know that online pre-registration is available. They have created a FAQ with information about registration.

California students compete in Red Bull Chariot Races

Togaed students packed San Diego streets recently to compete in the San Diego Red Bull Chariot Races. Teams of three "gladiators" dragged chariots "through a tricky course filled with turns, roundabouts and sprints."

October 30th

Aaron and Rustique new Heirs to Ealdormere Throne

Baldric reports that Duke Aaron Preslee Worgenson was the victor of the October 23, 2010 Crown Tournament in the Kingdom of Ealdormere. His Grace was inspired by Duchess Rustique du Sorde.

Observatory of Khawja Nasir ad-Din Tusi possibly found in Iran

Archaeologists from the Alamut Castle Research Center in Iran believe they might have discovered the 13th century observatory of polymath Khawja Nasir ad-Din Tusi, who accepted the position of scientific advisor to the Mongols in 1256.

Duke Lucan von Drachenklaue victor of East Kingdom Fall 2010 Crown Tourney

Freya reports that Duke Lucan von Drachenklaue, fighting for the honor of Duchess Jana von Drachenklaue, was the victor of the October 23, 2010 Crown Tournament in the Kingdom of the East.

Throfinr Brimill to be knighted in Caid

Their Majesties of the Kingdom of Caid have offered THL Throfinr Brimill admittance into the Order of the Chivalry.

October 29th

"Massive Music" in Washington D.C. area

On November 20 and November 21, 2010, Collegium Cantorum will perform Massive Music: a concert of large-scale masterworks of sacred polyphony from the English Renaissance in Bethesda, Maryland and Washington D.C.

Grey Niche creates Short Film for Samhain Baronial Investiture

The event staff of Samhain crated a short film for the upcoming Baronial Investirure to be held at Samhain Sicilian Vespers October 29, 30, and 31 in the Kingdom of Gleann Abhann.

Medieval religious art comes to Cleveland

The exhibition "Treasures of Heaven: Saints, Relics, and Devotion in Medieval Europe" is on display at the Cleveland Museum of Art through Jan. 17, 2011.

Atlantia Fall 2010 Coronation photos online

Lord Muirghein O'Faolain of the Barony of the Sacred Stone reports that he has created an album of photos from the recent Coronation of Bryan and Brianna of the Kingdom of Atlantia.

October 28th

Berryfield Mosaic removal and conservation underway

"The main trouble is getting it through the door," said Nick Barnfield, project conservator with Cliveden Conservation, about the removal of the Berryfield mosaic at Colchester Castle, once the dining room floor of a 2nd century Roman townhouse.

[ATE] Barony of Atenveldt Yule

Are you looking for something fun and different to do to spice up your winter season?  Looking forward to the drums of the upcoming War?  Well, look no further.

[EAL] Saint Valentine's Day Massacre II

The Incipient Canton of Swans Keep kindly sponsored by the Canton of Caer Draeth, proudly presents

[ATL] Holiday Faire

Come join the Barony of Stierbach for a day of Shopping, Heavy and Rapier fighting, Shopping, Archery, and more Shopping. Make Holiday Faire your One Stop Shopping for all your 12th night must haves.

[NOR] Hadrian's Feld

Our new event has been busily in the works and we now have information available for the populace! We hope to see you all there!

[MID] Royal University of the Midrealm

The Canton of Rokkehealden cordially invites you to the Royal University of the Midrealm November 20, 2010.

[CAI] Dreiburgen Anniversary

My Lords and Ladies, the time approaches when the Barony of Dreiburgen celebrates our 36th Birthday! Please join Their Excellencies Bryce and Fionna and the Populace of Dreiburgen on Saturday, October 30, 2010.

Re-enactors meet for Battle of Hastings anniversary

Each year, re-enactors gather on the fields of Hastings, England to re-create the 1066 Battle of Hastings in Battle where King Harold was defeated by William, Duke of Normandy. (slideshow)

Photos from Holy Pail 2010 online

Danielle reports that she has created an album of photos from Holy Pail 2010, an event which took place recently in the Kingdom of Gleann Abhann.

Early medieval hospital found

Archaeologists working at the site of a former Leper Hospital at St Mary Magdalen in Winchester, England believe the hospital may date to the 11th century, making it the earliest known hospital in Britain.

October 27th

Amtgard thrives near UC Davis campus

The action is hot and heavy on Sunday afternoons at Carmichael Park in Sacramento, California as members of the local Amtgard chapter battle each other with foam weapons. Jill Duman of the Sacramento Bee has the story. (photos)

Fairy tale playhouses for the kid in all of us

Every child - and some adults - dreams of having his own fairy tale playhouse, castle or pirate ship. Bespoke Play Areas specialises in children's play equipment designed to inspire creative play.

Final strike in Crown Tournament captured

Thorpe reports that he has captured the final stroke of the Fall 2010 Crown Tournament in the Kingdom of AEthelmearc. His entire album is available to view on PhotoBucket.

Bodleian Library collection moving to larger quarters

Oxford University's Bodleian Library, famous for its medieval holdings, will be moving the bulk of its collections to a new storage facility in South Marston, England.

October 26th

The Gargoyles of Leicestershire

Author Bob Trubshaw is on a mission to document all the gargoyles in Leicestershire, England. He has formed Project Gargoyle which deploys a team of amateur gargoyle hunters and photographers in the first initiative of its type in England.

King's Company Of Archers event photos online

Mathurin reports that he has created an album of photos taken at the recent King's Company Of Archers event in the Kingdom of Calontir. The photos are available on Picasweb.

Barony asks readers nationwide to help raise funds

The Barony of Seleone is using a Barnes and Noble "book fair" to raise funds for the Barony and for their kingdom. SCA folk can participate, at no extra cost to the individual, by providing a code number to cashiers at any Barnes and Noble store nationwide. Barnes and Noble will donate funds based on the value of tagged purchases.