The Royal University of Scir-Hafoc (RUSH) of the Kingdom of Calontir was chartered in May of AS XIX (1984). Our first session was held November of 1984 in the Barony of Three Rivers. The work of many gentles over the intervening years has given the Kingdom an established institution for scholarly pursuits.
Our name, Scir-Hafoc, comes from an Old English term meaning “bright falcon” and is used with the express permission of its creator, Margaret Clark. The acronym “RUSH” seems an apt description of the behavior of the RUSH board on the day of a session. We ask that our name be used only in connection with events planned and executed with the participation of the RUSH Board of Regents.
Kingdom RUSH sessions are held regularly, at locations that vary across the Kingdom. RUSH also supports classes taught at events and within the shires and baronies of Calontir. A broad spectrum of classes on various aspects of pre-17th century culture, and about the Society itself, is taught. Individuals may take these classes for enlightenment and enjoyment, or they may work toward a “degree”. RUSH is not an accredited institution and cannot confer credentials in the modem world.
Additionally, RUSH credits may be earned through classes held outside the Kingdom RUSH sessions.
Any person willing to register and pay fees may attend RUSH. National membership is not required. People new to the Society will find RUSH classes particularly beneficial. Specific instructions for registration for each session are included in the flyer that appears in the MEWS.