Being the Melbourne University branch of the Society for Creative Anachronism

Who We Are

The College of Saint Bartholomew is a chapter of the Society for Creative Anachronism (SCA) that draws its members from the University of Melbourne.

The SCA is a worldwide historical recreation society. The SCA seeks to recreate the years 600-1600, focusing on Western Europe. This wide focus allows members to investigate whatever aspect of European history appeals to them. We are not a performance group, everyone at an SCA event is a participant. The only requirement for participation is an attempt at clothing from before 1600.

As a College of the SCA, we provide opportunities for people to develop their love of history and share it with people across Melbourne, Australia and the rest of the world!

There are many SCA groups around the Melbourne area. These include the Barony of Stormhold, in the central, western and northern suburbs, the Shire of Arrowsreach in the Eastern Suburbs and the Shire of Krae Glas in the South Eastern Suburbs. There is also a branch at Monash University, the College of St Monica. These groups all form part of the Kingdom of Lochac which includes all SCA groups in Australia and New Zealand.

The Arts & Crafts guilds, collectively known as the Suth Gild Heall, co-ordinate some specialist activities for all Melbourne & Victoria. These meetings and classes are open to all members and cover many avenues of medieval endeavour.

New to the society? As with everything these days, the SCA has a wiki site called Cunnan.

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March 2010. Website maintained by Auicia Reddeaxe Laura Iseman Original artwork by Paul of Abbotsford. This is not an official publication of the Society for Creative Anachronism inc. and does not delineate SCA policies.