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 2019-20
Susan L Apter

Practices & Meeting

Feb 4
Feb 11
St Magnus
Feb 18
St Sepulchre
Feb 25

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

The next business meeting will be held on 11th Feb at Williamson's Tavern, Groveland Court.

New Members

SIMON DIXON, Wellingborough

In Memoriam

GARETH DANCER, Aberystwyth
W JOHN V CONDUCT, Kennington

2019 Anniversary Dinner

The 2019 Anniversary Dinner was held on Saturday 2nd November. A report and photographs is available here.

Election of Officers

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

Peal Weekend

The Society Peal Weekend took place over 20th-23rd September. Details of peals rung are available here.

Early Society Annual Dinners

An article looking at the early records of the Society's Annual Feasts, written by our former Librarian, Chris Ridley, is available here.

2019 Country Meeting

The 2019 Country meeting was held in Bristol. A report and photographs is available here.

Forthcoming Events

Informal Dinner

13th March 2020

The 2020 Informal Dinner will take place at Bangers on Friday 13th March. Further information is available here.

Country Meeting

18th July 2020

The 2020 Country Meeting will take place in Oxford over the weekend of 17th-19th July. Further information will be available in due course.


22nd-31st August 2020

The UK20 tour will run from 22nd- 31st August next year. For more details click here.

Recent Society Peals

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5024 Spliced Surprise Major

Rung on Saturday, 25 January 2020
at Bromley (SS Peter and Paul), Kent.

5040 Treble Dodging Minor

Rung on Tuesday, 21 January 2020
at Orlingbury (St Mary), Northamptonshire.

5040 Surprise Minor

Rung on Monday, 20 January 2020
at Marnhull (St Gregory), Dorset.

5056 Spliced Surprise Major

Rung on Saturday, 18 January 2020
at Leckhampton (St Peter), Gloucestershire.

5042 Cambridge Surprise Maximus
Rung on Saturday, 18 January 2020
at Worcester (Cathedral Church of Christ and the Blessed Virgin Mary), Worcestershire.

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Upcoming Peal Attempts

29th January, TBA
Stedman Cinques (hb)

2nd February, Garlickhythe
23 Spliced Surprise Major

11th February, Walthamstow

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