Previous Events

Events from the past held by the college of st aldhelm.

Fields of Gold Tournament Weekend

From 28-30 November 2014 the Barony of Politarchopolis will host one of Lochac’s premier fighting events Fields of Gold at the Bungendore Showground in Bungendore, NSW.

Evoking the grandeur of the mighty Dukes of Burgundy, join us as we welcome their Majesties Niall & Liadan to Politarchopolis’ Fields of Gold.

This full weekend of tournaments will include heavy armoured, rapier, equestrian and archery skill at arms. Show your prowess in as many disciplines as you can for the chance to win the title of Champion d’Or.

Apart from the spectacle of the tournament there will also be a chance for the magnificent artisans of the kingdom to showcase their fine works with a competition simply themed Gold and to expand their skills with classes running throughout the weekend.

There will also be training in several of the martial arts including armoured combat & equestrian skill-at-arms.

On Saturday night the Feast of the Golden Gryphon will be open to 100 people. The Bold Gryphon Tavern will be open for the whole weekend and on Saturday night will serve those that either miss out on, or would rather eat at the Tavern than partake of, the delights of the Feast.

On Sunday we have the pleasure of hosting the main event of the Great Southern Jousting Series.

The event is fully catered from Friday dinner to Sunday lunch and to cap it all on Saturday night a feast to snare all the senses.

Camping at the venue is available at $15 per site. Billeting in Canberra will also be available on request.

When: 28-30 November 
Bungendore Showground in Bungendore, NSW.

Booking Enquiries: Luke Swadling (Gabriel van Dorne)

Accommodation: Camping at the venue is available at $15 per site. Billeting in Canberra also available on request


  • Pre 10 November Member: $70 Full Weekend / $10 Day Rate / $35 Feast Only
  • Pre 10 November Non-Member: $75 Full Weekend / $15 Day Rate / $40 Feast Only
  • At the gate Member: $80 Full Weekend / $15 Day Rate / $45 Feast Only
  • At the gate Non Member: $85 Full Weekend / $20 Day Rate / $50 Feast Only
  • Children 6-16: $35 Full Weekend / $10 Day Rate / $15 Feast Only
  • At the gate Spectator: $10 Single $30 Family
  • Extra charge for Camping: $15 per site
  • *Children under 6 free
  • *Concession rates available on request

The Feast of Saint Andronicus 2014

The Feast of Saint Andronicus and the forgotten east

The feast day of Saint Andronicus fast approaches and with this important date in mind the College of Saint Andronicus have cast our eyes to oriental lands, and we welcome the populous to join us and their Majesties in our pilgrimage. Upon your arrival there will be tournaments on both the heavy and rapier fields in honour of Andronicus, and later in the night a decadent Eastern feast shall be had that even Saladin would lament missing!

Where and When:
11th of October 2014, Corroberree Park Pall, Anslie from 1pm


  • $35 Members
  • *$5 surcharge for Non-Members

St Vitas Dance and Music Weekend 2014

Two days of dance and dance related classes as well as music classes, plus food and more music and dancing.

There will be a Feast and Ball on the Saturday night and lunch will be served both days, of course

When: 13-14 September in Politarchopolis.
Lake Tuggeranong Sea Scouts Hall, Mortimer Lewis Drive, Greenway, ACT
Class Times:
9am to 5pm Saturday, 9am to 3pm Sunday
Feast, Followed by Ball:
6pm Saturday

Steward Details:
name: Joanna of the Beechwoods
phone: (02) 6296 2193


  • Full Weekend: $42
  • 1 Day plus Feast and Ball: $32
  • Feast and Ball Only: $22
  • One Day Only: $15
  • Children under 5 free, Children 5 to 12 half price.
  • Non-Members add $5.
  • Unbooked add $3 if there for feast, $1 if there for lunch.
  • Please Book by 7 September.
  • Please let us know about any special dietary requirements as soon as possible.

St Aldhelm Feast Day

The College of St Aldhelm invites all members and friends of the College to join us in celebrating the feast day of our patron saint on 25th May. We are hosting a small potluck picnic on ANU campus in the ‘International Sculpture Park’ near the Australian National Museum on the corner of Lennox Crossing and Lawson Cres.

Please join us at 12PM for lunch followed by games, singing and other entertainments the event is planned to run until 4 PM

This is an outdoor picnic with no kitchen facilities so please remember to bring suitable serving dishes and implements and be aware that if you arrive late you may find hot food has gotten cold.


If you don’t have access to a kitchen (or can’t cook for another reason), don’t despair there are many options available ready made from the supermarket. See this article written last year for a uni student living on campus:


This is an outdoor area so unfortunately we don’t have a wet weather backup plan if the day turns out to be thoroughly wet and miserable the event will be cancelled if it needs to be cancelled the announcement will be made on email lists and Facebook on the morning of the event.

Newcomers Feast 2013

Event Date : 9/3/2013
Group Hosting Event : College of St Aldhelm
Event Name : Newcomers Feast
Event Type : Feast
Event Time : 13:00-23:00
Event Site : All Saints Church, 9-15 Cowper Street, Ainslie ACT, AUS

*Steward Details*
Steward SCA Name : Elena Vesare
Stewards email :

*Booking Details*

Special Newcomers Booking Cost: $15
Booking cost for members : $20, (unbooked) $30
Booking cost for non-members : $25, (unbooked) $35
Booking cost for children (u 16): $12, (non-member) $17
Booking cost for children (u 5): $0, (non-member) $5

Payment at the door.

Bookings are now CLOSED

College War AS LXVII

Steward: Lord Alexander a la Fontayne
Location: Caloola Farm, NSW

We came, we saw, we fought! Hosted this year by the College of St Aldhelm, College War AS XLVII was a rampant success with all participants having a great time, no reported cases of food poisoning, and many a story to tell.
The Sword of Knowledge, the new perpetual trophy for the inter-college event went this year to the College of Saint Andronicus, from the University of Canberra in the Barony of Politarchopolis.


Of the Arts and Sciences Competitions winners:

  • Something For Your College: Lord Alexander a la Fontayne of St Aldhelm
  • Brewing: Lord Alexander a la Fontayne of St Aldhelm
  • A Piece of Garb made since last College War: Lady Elizabeth Beaumont of St Aldhelm
  • Heraldic Display: Lady Elizabet Hunter of Stormhold

Of the Bardic Competition winners:

  • Period Category: Lìadan ingen Chein of St Aldhelm
  • Perioid Category: Lady Felicia ad Aquam of St Aldhelm
  • Filk Category: Lady Maelmuire ingen Alpin of St Augustine

Of the Tournament winners:

  • Heavy: Theodulfus Vindocladius Audax of St Ursula


Many thanks go out to all our attendees for the event, and to the Stewarding team. Special thanks go to Adam the Renegade and Lady Elizabeth Saunders for providing the meals over the course of the weekend, and congrats to the College of St Andronicus on their victory! Long live the Colleges, and Long Live the Crown!