The Ancient
Society of
Est. 1637

The Ancient Society of College Youths

Established in 1637, the Society is the premier change ringing society in the City of London, with a national and international membership that promotes excellence in ringing around the world.

Master 2018-19
Leigh D G Simpson

Practices & Meeting

Dec 11
Dec 18
St Magnus
Dec 25
No Practice

Practices are held at 6:30pm except at St Sepulchre (6:10pm).

The next business meeting will be held on 11th Dec at The Counting House, Cornhill.

New Members


In Memoriam


2018 Anniversary Dinner

The 2018 Anniversary Dinner was held on Saturday 3rd November. A report and photographs will follow in due course.

2018 Country Meeting

The 2018 Country meeting was held in Cardiff. A report and photographs is available here.

Graham John Peal Day

On 6th January a series of peals composed by Graham John was organised. More details are available here.

The Coffee Pot

Some Former HQ Pubs

The 2017 newsletter includes an excerpt from an article on meeting places used by the Society from the late 18th century to the present day, written by our former Librarian, Chris Ridley.

The full version of the article is available here.

Election of Officers

At the November meeting Leigh Simpson was elected as Master. Henry Coggill becomes Immediate Past Master, a position vacated by Rob Lee. Swaz Apter was elected Senior Steward, and Ryan Noble joined the top table after his election as Junior Steward.

Forthcoming Events

Informal Dinner

8th March 2019

This will be held on Friday 8th March. Further details to follow in due course.

Country Meeting

13th July 2019

The 2019 Country Meeting will take place in Bristol.

Recent Society Peals

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5080 Cambridge Surprise Royal
Rung on Saturday, 8 December 2018
at Blockley (St Peter and St Paul), Gloucestershire.

5007 Stedman Cinques
Rung on Saturday, 8 December 2018
at Evesham (The Bell Tower), Worcestershire.

5088 Spliced Surprise Major
(4 Methods)

Rung on Saturday, 8 December 2018
at Staines upon Thames (St Peter), Surrey.

5069 Stedman Caters
Rung on Wednesday, 5 December 2018
at City of London (St Michael, Cornhill).

5000 Spliced Royal
(8 Methods)

Rung on Sunday, 2 December 2018
at City of London (St Dunstan-in-the-West, Fleet Street).

See more.

Upcoming Peal Attempts

11th December, Shoreditch
Sgurr A’Chaorachain Surprise Royal

See all.