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

Feb 26
Mar 5
St Paul's Cathedral
Mar 12
Mar 19

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

The next business meeting will be held on 12th Mar at The Counting House, Cornhill.

New Members

WILLIAM STAFFORD, Hurstpierpoint

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 can be found here.

Country Meeting

13th July 2019

The 2019 Country Meeting will take place in Bristol.

Recent Society Peals

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5009 Stedman Cinques
Rung on Monday, 18 February 2019
at City of London (St Giles, Cripplegate).

5040 Stedman Triples
Rung on Monday, 18 February 2019
at Norton (St Egwin), Worcestershire.

5040 Spliced Maximus
(6 Methods)

Rung on Saturday, 16 February 2019
at Portsmouth (Cathedral Church of St Thomas of Canterbury), Hampshire.

5152 Cambridge Surprise Major
Rung on Friday, 15 February 2019
at Dordrecht ('t Klockhuys), Netherlands.

5008 Spliced Surprise Royal
Rung on Tuesday, 12 February 2019
at Merton (St John the Divine), Greater London.

See more.