Held at the home of Master of Sciences Sir Jon the Lean (Jon FitzRolf). The University was founded by the College of Sciences to serve as the teaching branch of the College of Sciences in the Principality of the Mists. Some thirteen courses were taught over the weekend.
“I was unable to attend this event, but it marked one instance of a definite trend toward SCA 'classroom instruction' . The University of Ithra (Caid) was contemporary if I remember correctly. In a sense this was another organized effort from (if I may be P.C.) an outreach angle, to address the acculturation problems that William and others noted earlier. It was more effective when we could bring folk into the SCA one on one, but that option had been taken from us. On the other hand - many of us learned that we loved being teachers of our own SCA pet subjects in a lecture hall environment. (All those who agree, raise your right hand).” – Kevin Peregrynne
Description of this event,
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