In April 2010 SOT accepted the first intake of qualified Esquires into the School of Chivalry and the next intake will be in September 2010.
Traditionally, an Esquire is a trainee Knight. Knights of legend capture our imagination with their romance of faith, their spirit of adventure their rigorous training and prowess in battle. From Sir Galahad to Luke Skywalker the knights and their orders of chivalry have enjoyed a peculiar quality which has lasted for 900 years.
Today, we can see a growing conversation around the world on things like “values”, “ethical leadership“, “social responsibility” and “philanthropy” as well as personal training and service to others.
SOT has been researching and providing training on these issues since 1998 and we feel the time has now come to extend this training to qualified SOT members.
The mission of the School of Chivalry is to provide coaching to qualified candidates in the history, strategies, virtues and quintessential skills of chivalry – training and service.
Part One of the training is: QRH.Â Part Two: The Meme of Chivalry.
There will be ten candidates per intake and the next intake is in September 2010. If you are already listed as an SOT Instructor and you would like to be considered as a candidate for this training post your application in the Comments Box below.
In the School of Chivalry, those who successfully complete the training will be prepared for the accolade of knighthood. There are no fees. There is only personal training and service to others.
The motto of the School of Chivalry is:Â QRH.
Caravaggio – Knight of Malta
Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio (1571 – 1610)
Portrait of a Knight of Malta, Fra Antonio Martelli, 1607-8
Oil on canvas
Galleria Palatina, Palazzo Pitti, Florence