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The Fiftieth Year

Collegium Occidentalis -- Kingdom of the West

November 7, 2015 (AS L)

Foothills Congregational Church,
Los Altos, CA

From The Page (October, 2015):

Populace of the West! Now is the hour to master new skills and areas of knowledge in period arts and sciences, or...to more fully develop existing ones! Collegium Occidentalis 2015, offering 40+ workshops, demonstrations, lectures, and panel discussions celebrating the craftsmanship and expertise of pre-17th century Europe (and beyond!), is the West Kingdom event to ensure that happens.

This year, Collegium Occidentalis runs 12+ hours, from before 8am in the morning until 9pm in the evening, and is in a stunning, but intimate setting... a site with a Great Hall lit by tall gothic windows, a fireside den, and a stone courtyard girded by wisteria and arched doorways.

Potluck samplings of period food will be offered midday and in the early evening; however, as sup­ply of period offerings is limited, Collegium participants are encouraged to bring their own meals.

Site Information: Foothills Congregational Church (street address omitted, Los Altos, CA 94022): but, Collegium site entrance and parking are in back of church, along Lincoln Ave.

Site Opens: 7:45am and closes at 9:00pm: first scheduled activities start 8:00am. Sign-ups for morning activities start 7:50am; sign-ups for after­noon activities start 10:50am; and sign-ups for evening activities start 3:50pm. Sign-ups ONLY required for scheduled activities with limited # of attendees.

To learn more about scheduled activities, go to the Facebook “Collegium Occidentalis” event page; or, subscribe to weekly “Collegium Occidentalis” email digest by contacting Autocrat.

Site Fee: None. There is no admission charge.

Autocrat: Jehane of Yarewe (contact info omitted).


Description of this event (if any), taken from The Page, or from memory of at least one person who attended the event.


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