[WES] Collegium Occidentalis XLVI

Collegium XLVI will be November 5, 2011 at the First Unitarian Church of San Jose, California.

Collegium Occidentalis is one of two, large, educational events held each year by the West Kingdom of the Society for Creative Anachronism. The other is the Arts and Science Tourney, which takes place in June. The two events differ in that Collegium is held indoors, in a classroom setting, while the Tourney is held outdoors, in a camping setting. This allows for a wide variety of courses and topics to be covered by each event. In past years, Collegium was held in both spring and fall, but recently it has become an autumn-only event.

Collegium is open to the public, with reduced admission fees for SCA members. The mission of this event is to further the understanding and appreciation of pre-17th-century history especially in Western Europe.

This year's Collegium will consist of a full day of classes, workshops, lectures, discussions, and demonstrations. A few classes will require advance sign-up due to limited size and materials requirements, but students can join all the other classes on the day of the event.

The date will be Saturday, November 5, 2011. Classes will run from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. with a one-hour lunch break in the middle of the day. Check-in will probably open at 8 a.m. and close by noon.

We have secured use of the First Unitarian Church of San Jose for Collegium. This church is located at 160 North Third Street in downtown San Jose, California.

The admission fee will be $20 for the general public. SCA members receive a discount and will pay only $15 per person. Cash and checks will be accepted at the door.

We plan to hold fundraising events throughout the year to help defray costs. The more we raise in advance, the more likely it is we can subsidize the admission fees. Ideally, we would lower this to $10 per person for everyone. Please help support Collegium at SCA kingdom events!