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Currently in: Trinity 2022

Contact us

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What's happening?

Much is going on! Sunday afternoon Battle Practice and Thursday evening meetings will continue as usual. We will not have a feast in Trinity term due it being right when exams start for many but we will be having a fire in second week and trips to the Evesham Medieval Market in fourth week and to the Holy well of Binsey in seventh week. As part of our preparations for VikeFest in late June (details at the bottom of this page) two of our Battle Practices, the 15th and 29th of May, will be focused on training people on the Vikes combat rules.

You don't need any previous experience. For all our in-person events, we provide all the equipment / materials.

You don't need to attend every session, and not everybody fights, or is crafty - it's OK to focus on what interests you.

Battle Practice Sunday afternoons 1-3 PM

Learn display and competitive fighting with steel swords and spears. We meet at the bottom of Jackdaw Lane, just outside the entrance to the University Sports Grounds.
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You'll progress over the term from simple moves to free fighting. Once ready, you can take our competency test, meaning you're qualified to perform displays.

Thursday evening Kitmaking Plus 7:30 PM

We meet every Thursday evening from 7:30 PM. Meet at the gates / porters' lodge at 7:30 PM.

Make your own Viking or Anglo-Saxon costume ready for shows and our week of living history at the Viking village 7th - 12th April. Plus we usually have other activies on during this including films and our roleplaying games Chronicles or Viking Space Truckers, usually fixed up week by week.

Event details

1ST WEEK
Sunday 24th April: 1-3 PM. Battle Practice

  • Location: Jackdaw Lane
  • Continue training with sword, spear or sling.

Thursday 28th April: 7:30 PM. Kitmaking and crafts

  • Location: Trinity College, Teaching room 5. Meet at the gates at 7:30 PM.
  • Continue work on your Dark Age costume
  • Crafts such as tablet weaving, nalbinding and fingerloop braiding
  • Oxnaford Chronicles, our roleplaying game, will occur later on in the kitmaking, the system is very simple so do join!

2ND WEEK
Sunday 1st May: 1-3 PM. Battle Practice

  • Location: Jackdaw Lane
  • Continue training with sword, spear or sling.

Thursday 5th May: 7:30 PM. Kitmaking and crafts

  • Location: Trinity College, Teaching room 5. Meet at the gates at 7:30 PM.
  • Continue work on your Dark Age costume
  • Crafts such as tablet weaving, nalbinding and fingerloop braiding
  • Oxnaford Chronicles

Saturday 7th May: 5 PM - late. Beltane fire

  • Location: pending the results of a poll. Fire, stories, songs and merriment deep in the woods.

3RD WEEK
Sunday 8th May: 1-3 PM. Battle Practice

  • Location: Jackdaw Lane
  • Continue training with sword, spear or sling.

Thursday 12th May: 7:30 PM. Kitmaking and crafts

  • Location: Trinity College, Teaching room 5. Meet at the gates at 7:30 PM.
  • Continue work on your Dark Age costume
  • Crafts such as tablet weaving, nalbinding and fingerloop braiding
  • Oxnaford Chronicles

4TH WEEK
Sunday 15th May: 1-3 PM. Vike Battle Practice

  • Location: Jackdaw Lane
  • Jeppe from the Vike will be coming down to Oxford to help us get combat trained on Vike rules for VikeFest in late June. It should be much like regular BP just with some different rules for fighting.

Thursday 19th May: 7:30 PM. Kitmaking and crafts

  • Location: Merton College, Teaching room 5. Meet at the gates at 7:30 PM.
  • Continue work on your Dark Age costume
  • Crafts such as tablet weaving, nalbinding and fingerloop braiding
  • Oxnaford Chronicles

Saturday 21th May: day trip. Evesham Medieval Market trip

  • Location: Evesham. Get to stock up on all the various reenactment kit you might need or want as well as tour the runied abbey. We will probably be going there by train and will fix up timings for the day closer to it.

5TH WEEK
Sunday 22nd May: 1-3 PM. Battle Practice

  • Location: Jackdaw Lane
  • Continue training with sword, spear or sling.

Thursday 26th May: 7:30 PM. Kitmaking and crafts

  • Location Merton College, Teaching room 5. Meet at the gates at 7:30 PM.
  • Continue work on your Dark Age costume
  • Crafts such as tablet weaving, nalbinding and fingerloop braiding
  • Oxnaford Chronicles

6TH WEEK
Sunday 29th May: 1-3 PM. Vike Battle Practice

  • Location: Jackdaw Lane
  • Jeppe from the Vike will be coming down to Oxford to help us get combat trained on Vike rules for VikeFest in late June. It should be much like regular BP just with some different rules for fighting.

Thursday 2nd June: 7:30 PM. Kitmaking and crafts

  • Location Merton College, Teaching room 5. Meet at the gates at 7:30 PM.
  • Continue work on your Dark Age costume
  • Crafts such as tablet weaving, nalbinding and fingerloop braiding
  • Oxnaford Chronicles

7TH WEEK
Sunday 5th June: 1-3 PM. Battle Practice

  • Location: Jackdaw Lane
  • Continue training with sword, spear or sling.

Thursday 9th June: 7:30 PM. Binsey walk and pub trip

  • Location: Meet at ChristChurch Medow Gate
  • A short ramble over to the sacred well of Binsey where we shall play a battle of wits for a great spoon, followed by a trip to a nearby pub

8TH WEEK
Sunday 12th June: 1-3 PM. Battle Practice

  • Location: Jackdaw Lane
  • Continue training with sword, spear or sling.

Thursday 16th June: 7:30 PM. Kitmaking and crafts

  • Location: Merton College. Meet at the gates at 7:30 PM.
  • Continue work on your Dark Age costume
  • Crafts such as tablet weaving, nalbinding and fingerloop braiding
  • Oxnaford Chronicles

Summer events

Harwell Feast
4th June. A medium show run by The Vikings at the village of Harwell in Oxfordshire.

VikeFest 2022
25th - 26th June. A large multi group show happening in the Summer that Wychwood has been invited along to! Great battles, crafts and markets in the day and no doubt fire and merriment in the evening.

Summer Hauksby
30th - 31st July 2022: A long weekend trip to the Viking village in Murton Park, the Yorkshire Museum of Farming. We'll do crafts and living history for the public during the day, and live the life with mead and merriment in the evenings.

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