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 2020-21
Susan L Apter

Practices & Meeting

May 11
No Practice
May 18
No Practice - Suspended
May 25
No Practice - Suspended
Jun 1
No Practice - Suspended

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

The next business meeting will be held online on 11th May. For details on how to join please contact The Secretary.

New Members


In Memoriam

BRYAN BIRKETT, Sutton-cum-Lound
DOUGLAS GILL, Midsomer Norton
ALAN F ELLIS, Surrey, Vancouver

Consultation on Peals

The Society is carrying out a consultation on the formal recording of ASCY virtual, solo and formerly unacceptable peal length activities. There is a consultation paper here along with an online survey (contact the secretary for details).


In the absence of business meetings at the present time, click here for tributes to departed members.

Covid-19 Update

The Society has suspended all practices and events until further notice. Click here for further information.

Election of Officers

At the November meeting Swaz Apter was elected for a second year as Master. Ryan Noble remains Senior Steward, and James Marchbank is the Junior Steward.

2019 Anniversary Dinner

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

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

Country Meeting

18th September 2021

The 2021 Country Meeting will take place in Worcester.

Anniversary Dinner

6th November 2021

The 384th Anniversary Dinner is scheduled to take place on 6th November. For more information click here.