Join Us For Castle Science

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 […]

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.

In 2004, Chivalry Today was invited by Cadw to put on a demonstration of armored sword combat inside Chepstow castle in the U.K. to give the public a taste of life inside the castle in medieval times.

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.

About Scott Farrell

Scott Farrell is the founder and director of the Chivalry Today Educational Program. He gives dozens of live presentations on the history and values of chivalry every year at schools, libraries, and civic and professional organizations throughout Southern California. His thoughts and conversations on chivalry can be heard worldwide every month on his Chivalry Today Podcast. His essays on the code of chivalry have appeared in numerous magazines and books, including Living A Life Of Value (Jason Merchey, editor) and the forthcoming Martial Arts And Philosophy (Damon Young, editor).

About Scott Farrell

Scott Farrell is the founder and director of the Chivalry Today Educational Program. He gives dozens of live presentations on the history and values of chivalry every year at schools, libraries, and civic and professional organizations throughout Southern California. His thoughts and conversations on chivalry can be heard worldwide every month on his Chivalry Today Podcast. His essays on the code of chivalry have appeared in numerous magazines and books, including Living A Life Of Value (Jason Merchey, editor) and the forthcoming Martial Arts And Philosophy (Damon Young, editor).