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The Twelfth Year

University of Ithra -- Barony of Lion's Gate
June 11, 1977

From The Page (June, 1977):

A sumer session of the University of Ithra, Lion's Gate Campus, will be held on June 25 and 26 at Capilano College in North Vancouver, B.C., Canada. This is the weekend before Westercon.

COURSES: A large number of instructors, both local and distant, have offered to teach at this session. Time and classroom space are both limited, however, so the courses that elicit the most interest will have priority. Calendars will be available by the time you read this, and will cost $1 each, refundable upon registration. They, and all further information, are available from Baroness Amanda Kendal (contact info omitted).

Among the courses being offered: SKILL AT ARMS (taught by Duke Paul of Bellatrix); MARSHALLING AND FIGHTING APPRECIATION (also taught by Duke Paul -- a new course for fighting referees and non-combattants who wish to give knowledgeable encouragement to their favourite fighters); CALLIGRAPHY (team-taught by Sir Theodulf of Borogrove, Caitlin na Darac and Bombor of Novgorod); IDEALS OF KNIGHTHOOD (a new course by Sir Edward Zifran, which will discuss heraldry, chess, dancing, and other subjects with which a fighte rmust be conversant before he is considered worthy of knighthood); HISTORY OF THE SCA (the first ten years, taught by Sir Stefan de Lorraine); COSTUME DESIGN and CONSTRUCTION (taught by Luise of the Phoenix); JAPANESE HERALDRY (taught by Morimoto Koryu); ARCHITECTURE (taught by Sebastian Falkland of Westering and Master Edward of Stonehaven); MEDICINE (both history and practical battlefield first aid, taught by Liam of the Barque and Mistress Diredre Muldomhnaigh); and CHRISTIAN SCANDIC CULTURE (taught by Sir Bela of Eastmarch).

If facilities can be obtained, Caitlin na Dara and Elsbeth the Whyte plan to offer HOW TO PUT ON A BANQUET; and would give strategies and recipes for different sorts of feasts, and the class's "homework" would be the preparation of the Ithra Awards Banquet.

HOUSING: As at past Ithra sessions, locals will house both students and faculty from out of town: i.e., profice floor space for a sleeping bag, and breakfast in return for a nominal fee (around $2 a day). For information on housing, please contact Susan the Opaque (contact info omitted).

The preceding information was reprinted from The North Wind


Description of this event, © Copyright 1980 by William R. Keyes (Wilhelm von Schlüssel)
This is from The History of the West Kingdom, Volume 1 (the only volume produced). When reading this text, please keep in mind the following disclaimer:

Disclaimer: This history may have errors in it, as much of the detail is “remembered” history, or as one of the cover pages of the original type-written manuscript states “The material within is derived from the information printed in The Crown Prints and in The Page, and from the memories of the participants.” The original document was typed on onion-skin paper, with hand-written notes (often in the margins). All attempts have been made to reconcile the notes with the original document.

Annotations, when they are added, are from The Annotated History of the West, Volume 1, which is the same text as Master Wilhelm's mentioned above, with commentary from members of the SCA who were active at the time of the event, and are added to help clarify questions and expand on what happened and why. This volume is copyright © Ken Mayer (Hirsch von Henford).


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