Medieval Reenactment

If you’re looking at this page, then you either don’t know what re-enactment is, or do know and haven’t run away!

In either case, we would be very happy to meet you, and for you to come and see what we are about!

If I had to contain this strange and expansive hobby into a short series of paragraphs, I would draw your attention to the weekends, where in Markeaton Park, we practice our unique brand of competitive combat. Or perhaps I would muse upon the mid-week, when we all meet up and spend time in good company, learning how to make everything from 12th century clothing, down to the smallest items like jewellery all the way up to real and functional siege equipment.

But don’t just take the words of a simple and honest website! You could ask any of the students who are a part of this society, or any of the students from other universities whom are all a part of this strange and fantastic hobby.

Other universities? I’m glad you asked! When the summer starts, and your lectures are all over, the stress of exams fading, and dissertations a distant memory, come join the friends you’ve spend the year with, as we head to any number of castles up and down the country, to put everything into practice for real!

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'21 summer/autumn Update:

Are you training again?

The society is happy to announce that we have returned to weekly training sessions every Saturday in Markeaton Park, our location within the park is detailed on the society Facebook page (link in the sidebar!) Please note, although it is no longer necessary to register 24 hours prior to attend we are still maintaining an attendance register due to the current climate. At the moment, this is being done by Facebook Poll or discussion with an officer on arrival.

Can I have a go?

Yes! if you are in the local area you can come along any Saturday to join us for training. If you want to join us for a session we would ask that you reach out on the Facebook page or society email so that we can arrange the appropriate equipment for you, as above we will register your attendance in accordance with the current climate, make sure to bring water & some thick gloves!

What about crafts?

The Society is also planning to resume craft sessions in the autumn term pending room and member availability. The proposed schedule is now available on the calendar page, however in the mean time we are always happy to talk about, demonstrate examples of and just generally chat about individual projects and what everyone has been making.