Ever wonder why castles have all those towers and tall walls? Can you imagine what it would be like to plan an attack on a giant medieval castle, or what it would be like to defend one? What was life like inside a castle in the Age of Chivalry?
These, and more questions about knights and their castles will be the focus of Chivalry Today’s live presentation Castle Science, which will be held at San Diego’s Reuben H. Fleet Science Center on Monday, Nov. 5, at 12:30 pm. The presentation is part of the Fleet’s Afternoon Scholars Adult Lecture Series.
This talk will be led by Chivalry Today’s program director Scott Farrell. The one-hour presentation will include lots of details about the history, design, and function of medieval castles, along with a “virtual tour” of some of the greatest castles in England and Wales, such as Beaumaris, Caerphilly, and Warwick. Scott will also talk about the experience of putting on a demonstration of medieval sword combat inside Chepstow castle in 2004, in conjunction with Cadw, the agency of the Welsh government responsible for preserving and promoting historical monuments.
Admission to the Castle Science talk is free with admission to the Fleet Science Center – and senior citizens can enjoy a discounted admission of just $7 for the whole day!
Come and join us for a medieval science and engineering, castle technology, and the ideals of chivalry at the Reuben H. Fleet Science Center. For more information, visit the Fleet Science Center website.
- Conversation With: Dr. Tobias Capwell (Arms and Armor Curator, Wallace Collection) - September 29, 2014
- Three Chivalry Lectures – October 14-16 - September 2, 2014
- Conversation With: Dr. Elizabeth Morrison (J. Paul Getty Museum “Chivalry in the Middle Ages”) - July 7, 2014